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Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • well (7)
  • equipped (6)
  • house (6)
  • property (5)
  • helpful (5)
  • sandra (5)

8 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is well equipped and beautifully decorated, particularly the bedrooms, and the beds are so comfy!"

    Fabulous showers in the bathrooms with plenty of hot water. The house was a perfect place for 4 couples to meet up for a get together, with plenty of room for us all to dine and socialise. Great views from the property and lots of local walks directly from the house (follow the directions from the owner to avoid walking on the busy road…. Walk along the front of the house and turn right up the side, going through a gate into the field on the left)

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2023

  • "Had a delightful stay at Castleys."

    The house is well situated, quiet, spacious, spotless, beautifully decorated and extremely well equipped. The host is very responsive and helpful. Highly recommended, we would definitely return!

    Reviewed by RachelOct 2023

  • "Great service and communication from Sandra."

    The cottage is immaculate and finished to a high standard, exceptionally clean and with great facilities. Location is great too. We will definitely be booking again.

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2023

  • "A beautifully decorated and comfortable house with many homely touches."

    It was well equipped and spotlessly clean. A car problem meant we were unable to leave the grounds of the property at the requested time. Sandra allowed us to stay on site and was extremely helpful in accommodating our needs. A very friendly and helpful host. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by MarySep 2023

  • "We would 100% recommend Castleys."

    It was a beautiful property maintained to a very high standard and exceptionally well equipped. It was in a lovely setting conveniently situated for Skipton and surrounding areas. The owner, Sandra, was very friendly and helpful. We will definitely return.

    Reviewed by ElaineAug 2023

  • "Thankyou to the owner Sandra, who was so welcoming and helpful to our group of 6."

    The property is more than 5star. The beds and pillows are so comfortable. The house is very spacious and the detail to decor and furnishings are outstanding. The property location is superb. So easy to get to other places from and the garden and views are amazing. The kitchen is very well equipped. The showers are excellent. What more can I say except we will be back ASAP. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by TriciaJul 2023

  • "Beautiful house, presented to a very high standard and located in beautiful Yorkshire countryside."

    Only a short drive into the Dales. Skipton and Ilkley are within 20 minutes drive, and well worth a visit. All appliances are high grade. A very comfortable place to stay. The owner (Sandra) was very helpful and provided useful information on places to go. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by KevinJul 2023

  • "5 star accommodation, beautifully designed and well equipped with everything you need to enjoy your stay."

    The property was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. It is situated with easy access to all main routes making it easy to explore the area and use as a base. There is private parking and a variety of places to sit and take in the views. The guest house adjoins Castleys and with a separate drive and entrance for your privacy, this is not intrusive and the property sets a very high standard for luxury self catering accommodation in the area. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by SarahJun 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Four bedrooms with Smart TVs: 1 x king-size with daybed and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 2 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric feature fire
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, American-style fridge/freezer, dishwasher, wine chiller
  • 5 x Smart TVs and WiFi
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed patio with furniture, fire pit and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.3 miles, pub 0.8 miles

The property

In the quaint village of Thornton-in-Craven, a short drive south of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, rests this excellent, four–bedroom holiday home, Castleys.

Boasting exquisite interiors, an enclosed, furnished patio, and a gorgeous countryside setting, this wonderful property welcomes eight guests for the ultimate escape to rural Yorkshire.

This destination is an ideal choice for guests who love the great outdoors with the Yorkshire Dales, the Ribble Valley and the Pendle Witch and Brontë Country all within a short drive.

Park up and unpack before settling into your new lodgings, where the chosen chefs will find all they need to rustle up a delicious, home-cooked meal in the fully-equipped kitchen, which comes complete with an island where you and your loved ones can gather to toast to your holiday or catch-up on the day’s events.

Savour your food at the dining table by the warming embrace of an electric feature fire, or even alfresco on the outdoor patio, which comes with a fire pit and barbecue that you can light up and utilise when the weather permits.

This charming home has three outdoor terraces to choose from, where you can soak up the sun throughout the day with a glass of wine or cup of coffee.

As day rolls into night, retreat to the sitting area to cosy up on one of the three plush sofas whilst enjoying a film on the sleek, wall mounted Smart TV.

When sleep calls, refresh with a restorative shower before retiring to one of the four, well-appointed king-size bedrooms, all of which are decadently-decorated and prepared to transport you to a night of well-earned slumber.

On sunnier mornings, savour your morning coffee and the surrounding countryside landscape whilst seated on any of the terraces.

Thoughtfully positioned to capture the sun all day long, before you venture out from your fantastic new dwelling to explore what the local area has to offer.

The Pendle Way, the Pennine Way and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal are all within walking distance from Castleys.

Cycling is also very popular in the area, with undulating hills and winding country lanes.

In addition to Gisburn Forest, which is perfect for those who enjoy mountain biking trails.

Thornton Hall Country Park is situated just across the fields from Castleys, offering lots of seasonal events including Secret Garden nights with live tribute bands, DJs and serving the most amazing food and cocktails.

A short car journey east will bring you to the market town of Skipton, where visitors can spend a morning roaming the grounds of Skipton Castle and brushing up on local history at the Craven Museum and Gallery, before continuing north into the Yorkshire Dales National Park, which houses a wealth of amazing landmarks, including the scenic greens of Kilnsey Park, the awe-inspiring site of Malham Cove, and the peaceful streams of Linton Falls.

All of this and more is waiting to be enjoyed during your next stay at Castleys.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
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  • Christmas