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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

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent property, beautiful furnishings and decor, superbly equipped and spotlessly clean."

    Great outdoor seating areas and lovely countryside views. Sandra and John the owners are really pleasant and helpful. I can’t fault anything, we had a lovely stay and are booked in for next year

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jun 2024

  • "Wow! We chose Castleys for the location and quality of the property."

    On arrival we were amazed that the property is even better than the photos. The interior is spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated. The furniture and lighting are gorgeous. So much thought has gone into every room and external space. The location is beautiful and the views are awesome (even when it's raining). Thank you to Sandra and John for welcoming us in such a friendly way and offering advice on local places to visit and nearby walks. We would all recommend anyone to chose Castleys and have all said we would love to visit again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Paul S4.7May 2024

  • "We had a wonderful stay."

    Beautiful place to relax with friends and explore Skipton. Bedrooms were beautiful decorated beds comfortable too. Kitchen was well equipped. Views were beautiful. Fast service when bedroom door came off its track John was very helpful. The only thing was the radiators never came on so bedrooms were quite cold as temperature had dipped bathrooms were warm underfloor heating was on. Would love to come again will definitely recommend to friends and family. Thank you

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Apr 2024

  • "We have just spent an amazing weekend celebrating a friends 70th Birthday."

    Castleys is an absolutly stunning place with beautiful finishing touches. Everything was there for you that you could possibly need. The owners of the property were more than helpful/ friendly. I would recommend anyone to stay there. Well Done Castleys !!!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2024

  • "This is a fabulous property, with lovely views."

    The owner has designed it to a very high standard and has thought of everything you would want during your stay. The owner was very welcoming and advised places of interest to visit. Would highly recommend this for others to enjoy.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2024

  • "This cottage has everything you could wish for or need."

    From every room having their own en-suite to smart tv which are already connected to Netflix and prime, to a fully stocked kitchen with every utensil and gadget you could possibly ever need. The location is perfect as although it’s on a fairly busy road, the traffic noise is minimal and it makes it easier to explore the nearby towns and villages. There was even laundry capsules, dishwater tablets, tea & coffee and biscuits awaiting our arrival.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2024

  • "My husband and I recently shared this lovely house with 3 other couples, everything was perfect, 4 lovely bedrooms each with its own en-suite, we could not fault anything - fully equipped as you would want your own home."

    The owner Sandra was very welcoming and helpful - all perfect! Sure we will return again in the future, thank you Maureen and friends

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Mar 2024

  • "Had a great family holiday at Castleys."

    The house is beautiful and so comfortable! Weather was what you would expect in February, but we did manage to get out a bit for walks, meals and shopping! In the meantime couldn’t think of a nicer place to be stuck in!! Sandra was lovely, she popped round to see if we had everything we needed (we did!). Would love to come again sometime, highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Feb 2024

  • "Sandra was an excellent host who answered all our questions promptly."

    The property was absolutely fantastic and my family and I (all adults) had a lovely, relaxing stay in this luxurious and warm house. Thank you so much for all the thoughtful extras which mad e our stay even better. Would definitely recommend staying.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Feb 2024

  • "We arrived at Castleys to an ice rink we had to wait 20 minutes to work out how to get my elderly parents out of the car it was so bad even our car a Range Rover slid down the drive!"

    However we accepted an apology from the owner and left it at that . We left the property as we found it but have had correspondence whilst we are away on holiday saying that we have damaged the property??? I intended to deal with this when I arrive home as the only damages were 3 glasses broken in the dishwasher which I think is general wear and tear if you are letting your property out. But I have since realised you have taken £76 out of my account as far as I am concerned this has been stolen by Sykes cottages and I will do everything to get this money back .

    I'm saddened to read the review you have left, particularly as the comments you left in the welcome book at the property were very different to this. Due to extreme weather there were icy patches affecting one of the entrances to the property, but as we discussed I was in the process of salting this area when you arrived (earlier than the agreed check in time) and the other entrance was perfectly clear for you to enter the property safely. This also thawed very quickly. We also are loathe to instigate a claim as part of the good housekeeping agreement and it is not something we do routinely, but on top of the damages you didn't make us aware of - the property was also in need of additional cleaning on this occasion which we incurred the costs for. The process was followed correctly and you were made aware of this claim before any charges were made, but giving our guests the best possible experience is extremely important to us, so we're very sorry for any disappointment caused by this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine1.3Jan 2024

  • "This is a fantastic place to stay extremely well set out with great views."

    The bed rooms are very luxurious and comfortable with each having en-suite rooms. The lounge and kitchen areas are well set out and all you needed was there for a very relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2023

  • "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 Julie5.0Nov 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 Rachel5.0Oct 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 Helen5.0Oct 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 Mary5.0Sep 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 Elaine5.0Aug 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 Tricia5.0Jul 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 Kevin5.0Jul 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 Sarah5.0Jun 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 owner lives next door so is on hand if you need anything, but please be assured you will have complete privacy.

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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Please Note: For insurance purposes, this property is unable to accept additional visitors who are not included on the booking details.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas