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Zoey Cottage

Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 913342)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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29 Customer Reviews

  • "Very comfortable & well equipped cottage in an excellent location, would book again."

    Reviewed by GrahamAug 2021

  • "The cottage is roomy and comfortable with lovely views over the canal and hills."

    The owner is friendly and helpful. It’s an easy 25 minute walk along the canal bank into Skipton. We spent a lovely week with plenty of things to do. The newly refurbished Royal Shepherd is worth a visit. The portions are very generous.

    Reviewed by JeffreyJun 2021

  • "Perfect in every way."

    The cottage, the location, the walks, Skipton even the weather.

    Reviewed by RuthJun 2021

  • "Location by the Leeds Liverpool Canal gives old people like us a pleasant easy walk and you can walk just 1 mile into Skipton centre."

    Plenty of sightseeing north in the dales and south to Bronte country within 10 -15 miles by car, more strenuous walking and other canal walks within easy reach.. Facilities in the three cottages are all excellent, as long as you enjoy being in close proximity of a farm, excellent free range eggs for sale.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2021

  • "Superb cottage in farm location but only 5 mins drive into town."

    Beautiful views. Very comfortable. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "Walk along the canal into Skipton took longer than it says in the information book So be aware of the time it takes when going back to the cottage as it's too dark to walk along the canal and no footpath near the cottage on the road ."

    Even the buses don't drop off near the cottage .

    Reviewed by KathleenOct 2019

  • "Zoey cottage is superb, every care has been taken to make sure that visitors are comfortable and well catered for."

    It would be difficult to find any faults, from the cleanliness, to all the facilities provided. Not only that, but the location and views from the cottage are brilliant. Add to that the friendly and helpful owners, and it makes for a good holiday.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2019

  • "Zoey cottage is a wonderful place to stay."

    Close to Skipton town whilst being quiet and peaceful. We stayed as a family of four with children aged 4 and 7. The views are stunning from the front garden. The cottage is beautifully clean and equipped with all you would need for a holiday. We have been before and will keep returning!! Owners happy to help with anything asked of them. The children loved feeding the chickens and buying the eggs from the farm!

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2019

  • "Great Place to stay."

    Lovely cottage, great views, very comfortable. Good beds. Love the walk in shower. Only thing if you can fix it: the sofas are too soft. A firmer sitting experience would have even been better.

    Reviewed by WimAug 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in the Yorkshire Dales, this was our second stay as it’s an ideal spot exploring the area, next to the canal for walking the towpath and close enough to the main driving routes , comfortable beds, large bedrooms and en-suites, a small recommendation would be a fan for the bedrooms for when the weather is hot , we would definitely return some time in the future."

    Reviewed by AdrianJul 2019

  • "First class accommodation"

    Reviewed by MandyMay 2019

  • "A lovely clean, comfortable cottage, with beautiful views in a great location, and a very friendly owner."

    Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by BrendaApr 2019

  • "Owner was very friendly and helpful nothing was to much trouble gave us good directions to cottage, on arrival cottage was better than we had expected warm, bright, clean and very tidy, owner has gone out of her way to provide all that you need for a pleasant comfortable stay well done; Cottage is in an ideal place to visit to Skipton and surrounding areas, we had read some of the reviews for this cottage, with the lovely views out of the bedroom windows why would you need pictures on the walls?"

    "No Gift" The gift we received was that the price was good for this area, I have trouble sleeping my wife and I found the bed very comfortable slept ok, My only complaint is that we only stayed one week.

    Reviewed by AnitaSep 2018

  • "The cottage was actually better than it looked in the pictures, the only downside for us was the fact that the beds had cheap mattresses on them which gave us both back ache."

    The double in the main bedroom was way too hard and the two singles were rather over used and sagged. Other than that this was a fantastic location with stunning views, and all in all a lovely roomy cottage. Would definitely go back but take a mattress topper next time.

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2018

  • "We have just returned from a fabulous family holiday staying in Zoey Cottage, the Cottage is a good size for a family of 4,comfortable accommodation with beautiful views from the garden over looking the Leeds to Liverpool Canal and picturesque hillsides, the owners are lovely & helpful,fresh eggs from the farm everyday was great, Skipton is only a 20 minute walk along the toe path where you’ll find an abundance of shops, cafes & restaurants, this really is a great base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales so much so we had already booked again for next year before we had left !"


    Reviewed by AdrianAug 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage, so comfortable."

    I should imagine in the autum and winter very cosy. The views were spectacular.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2018

  • "With a dishwasher it would be an improvement to have more crockery."

    Reviewed by AntonyJun 2018

  • "Lovely large cottage in a good location, more like a home than a holiday property."

    Very comfortable beds and both ensuite bathrooms have large showers. One of the best cottages we stayed in and I would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by JudithJun 2018

  • "The cottage was excellent in every way, first class accommodation with everything you could wish for."

    Owner made a point of introducing herself and was very helpful and happy to assist in anyway she could. Only a 25 minute walk into Skipton along the canal path and would definitely recommend the Woolly Sheep for an evening meal, but it is advisable to book. The location is ideal for exploring the beautiful Yorkshire Dales be it by foot or by car.

    Reviewed by MaryJun 2018

  • "Very good location , with a lovely walk into Skipton by the Canal ."

    Reviewed by ChristopherMay 2018

  • "Broken washing machine, dirty toilet brushes, hairs in shower, lack of privacy in spartan back garden, no pictures in bedrooms, grubby carpets, minimal cleaning."

    It would have been nice to see the owner. No welcome gift.

    Reviewed by NickMay 2018

  • "A wonderful cottage in a great location ideal for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and York."

    A very friendly owner who makes you most welcome.

    Reviewed by BrianApr 2018

  • "We have stayed in lots of cottages over many years and this is the best by a long way."

    Jennette was so friendly and helpful. The views in all directions were fabulous with lambs in the fields and canal barges passing by. Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2018

  • "Lovely spacious cottage with terrific views, helpful and friendly owner for any advice."

    Working farm and small campsite so lots of interest going on. Great location for all of West Yorkshire, we also went as far as York in just over an hour.

    Reviewed by ThomasMar 2018

  • "This cottage can be highly recommended for anyone who wants to enjoy the beauty of the Yorkshire dales but who also wants a comfortable, relaxing and clean place to stay."

    Reviewed by RebeccaOct 2017

  • "The cottage is well equipped and very comfortable with lovely views."

    We thoroughly enjoyed it.

    Reviewed by ErnestSep 2017

  • "Very comfortable, spacious cottage and friendly hosts."

    Good location to explore the Dales. We've had a great time.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2017

  • "The property is in a beautiful part of Yorkshire and is exceptionally clean and tidy."

    There was a lovely relaxed feel to it and it really did feel like you were 'home from home'. The owner is extremely friendly and welcoming. It is an ideal cottage for families. We will definitely be going back!

    Reviewed by RebeccaOct 2016

  • "Zoey cottage is in an ideal location looking over a quiet area of the canal yet only a 20 minute walk into Skipton."

    The cottage had everything we needed and was very clean and comfortable. There is a terrace of 3 cottages and Zoey is the middle one. The campsite is further along the farm from the cottages and we were never troubled by noise from the campsite or our neighbours. Parking is right outside the front door. We highly recommend the Rhubarb restaurant at Herriots which is on the canal side about 15 minutes from the cottage - excellent food and service.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms with en-suite shower, basin and WC: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x king-size double
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Shared external clubhouse with pool table, darts, toilets and two showers.
  • Electric central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for fire on honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Front, private, enclosed patio garden with furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1 mile
  • Note: There is a small campsite on the farm approx
  • 250 yards from the cottage
  • Note: Walls around garden but cottage next to a canal, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Road noise can be heard when sat in garden.

The property

This welcoming mid-terrace cottage is just a short walk along the canal from the centre of Skipton, and comes with charming country views.

There’s a lovely sitting room with an open fire, and a dining kitchen with patio doors making the most of the beautiful views towards the distant fells.

Upstairs are two spacious bedrooms, both with first-class en-suites and far-reaching views skimming over the canal to the open countryside beyond.

Along with the private, enclosed garden is a spacious grassed area adjoining the moorings, offering an ideal place to watch the narrow boats make their way down the waterways.

A lovely cottage in a memorable location.

Note: This property is next to Refs. 12552, 913341 and 913346, together they sleep 20.

Niffany Farm Cottages

A group of four terraced cottages, located on a family-run working livestock farm on the outskirts of the ever-popular market town of Skipton. Nestled alongside the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the owners' private moorings and small campsite, in an open paddock, these cottages provide a wonderful holiday base whether booked together or separately. Each boasts outstanding views across the sweeping surrounding countryside towards the beautiful moorlands above Elslack and the Broughton Hall Estate. The cottages have been designed with modernity in mind to offer contemporary, luxury living in an enviable location, out in the beautiful Dales countryside and yet only a short walk from the many attractions of Skipton. Many of the bedrooms have flat screen TVs and come with luxury en-suite facilities, while the living areas each offer a cosy woodburner or open fire. Outside are private gardens adjoining each cottage, along with a shared clubhouse. Niffany Farm is very much a living, working farm and so any younger guests will adore observing the animal activities and daily comings and goings, while there is a shared clubhouse for everyone to enjoy. Lovely canalside walks lead from the doorstep, taking you straight into Skipton centre where you’ll find a wide selection of restaurants, tea rooms and coffee shops, while the traditional market sells fresh local produce throughout the year. Booked individually or as a group to accommodate larger gatherings, these charming cottages are wonderfully-placed for your Dales getaway.

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About the location


Grassington 9 miles; Harrogate 20 miles.

Known as “The Gateway to the Dales”, Skipton is well placed for visiting all that the Dales has to offer, whilst York, the Lake District and the West Coast are also within easy motoring distance. This lovely market town has much to interest the enthusiastic visitor, boasting an ancient castle open to the public, a beautiful old parish church and a colourful market occupying the cobbled setts each side of the high street. In 2014, The Sunday Times named Skipton as Britain's "best place to live" and two years later placed it among the nine best towns in Yorkshire and the North-East. Steam railways with regular excursions are available at Embsay and Bolton Abbey, and the Leeds to Liverpool Canal passes through Skipton with the 1 mile long Foulridge Tunnel and the 5-rise locks at Bingley within a short travel. Golf, swimming, squash, tennis and snooker are all available locally and the excellent public transport means the car can be left at home!

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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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