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Spinning Jenny

(Ref. 1039737)

Cononley, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Stunning apartment which was so spacious and spotlessly clean."

    It was just perfect for a relaxing base to explore the area and we hope to return at some point. Thank you to David for providing detailed communication on travel, keys, parking and also for the welcome goodies.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2023

  • "A stunning apartment in a beautiful location with amazing views, we had a ..."

    A stunning apartment in a beautiful location with amazing views, we had a wonderful stay and would love to return The train station is on your door step, so there is no need to drive everywhere, there are so many places to visit, great walks and lovely places to eat and drink

    Reviewed by Christina5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay at the Spinning Jenny (SJ)."

    The apartment itself is beautiful, finished to a very high quality and decorated beautifully. Spacious, modern and relaxing. All mod-cons were available and David was close at hand via text in case of any issues (not that there were any). The Mill itself is also a beautiful building, rescued and modernised and looks great against the beautiful hilly sky line. You will not be disappointed. The surrounding views were beautiful with all sorts of places to visit. Well worth a long weekend or a base to visit for longer. We will definitely be back...

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Oct 2023

  • "Our second visit to this excellent apartment, with great facilities, the train station is nearby which we used a to go to Saltaire, Skipton and Appleby."

    It is so convenient for other places of interest. The local shop provides the basics and there are two pubs in walking distance.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at this well-equipped, spacious and comfortable apartment."

    It has secure parking with plenty of space for an SUV, good views and is near to the small railway station with good value services to many worthwhile destinations, so one does not need to use a car every day. Skipton, only 10 minutes away, is an attractive small town and also has good supermarkets, farm shop, cafes and restaurants.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "My daughter, sister and I enjoyed a fabulous stay at the Spinning Jenny apartment in early September 2023."

    To make it even more enjoyable we were there during the heatwave! The apartment was very clean, comfortable and well equipped everything we needed was supplied. Lovely views across the fields from the balcony where it was still warm enough in the evenings to enjoy a cocktail, good company, relaxation and conversation. Convenient underground gated parking for our vehicle which gave us added security we really appreciated that feature. It was very quiet despite the railway being not far away. We enjoyed timeout in Skipton, Keighley and Harrogate during our week, in particular the famous Betty’s Café and Tearooms. The Bronte Parsonage Museum at Haworth is also worth a visit with the accompanying quaint shops and cafes. I must make a mention to a real hidden gem closer to home Coffee and Crumbs café just up the road at Kildwick where they serve excellent breakfasts, coffee and light lunches. I would love to come again for another visit with my family in the future and would highly recommend the Spinning Jenny.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Sep 2023

  • "We stayed at Spinning Jenny for just over two weeks and had a lovely relaxing stay there ."

    The apartment itself is spacious , very clean and comfortable and has all the facilities you need . With the station just over the road , it’s very handy for hopping on a train either towards Skipton or east towards Leeds . Otherwise by car , the Dales are within 30 mins to an hour away , so visiting places like Grassington, Settle and Malham are easy to get to . There are plenty of local places to eat , such as 22 The Square, an Italian restaurant in Crosshills , as is Zolsha’s , an Indian in Crosshills which will also deliver out to Horace Mill . the Tempest Arms in Elslack is also worth mentioning for lunch or dinner . David ( the owner of Spinning Jenny ) is very accommodating and gives detailed information about the apartment , such as directions, entry etc and places to visit . Lovely welcome pack on arrival as well !

    Thanks Malcolm for your generous comments. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent stylish apartment for us four adults, very comfortable and very well appointed."

    Lovely outlook from all rooms and very comfortable beds. The location is very good for trips around by car or train. We have stayed in many excellent places in the Dales over the years and this is very much up there with the best. Would definitely return and recommend to others. A little downside is parking if you have two cars like us, one catered for within the basement the other out on the, at times very busy, main street out front and below! Lots of cars park here for the train station 100mtrs away.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "Perfect location for us, although some might not enjoy the close proximity of the train station and associated noises, particularly during the night."

    The Apartment is modern, spacious and generally clean and the owner has provided much to enhance the comfort of the guests' stay. (We missed our Nespresso Coffee though!) Despite the Apartment block housing other holiday makers & permanent residents, we hardly saw anyone! This Apartment is by far the best we have ever stayed in and we felt the price was fair.

    Reviewed by Eileen4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a fabulous stay at Spinning Jenny, great location and apartment very well equipped and clean."

    Great base for exploring the Yorkshire Dale's.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is our second stay here and we love it."

    The apartment is amazing. Very near to the station and lots of good places to eat in Skipton. The views from the apartment are beautiful and underground parking is a big plus. Only things we'd really like here is a bigger bed, a double just a little snug for us. Maybe bigger bath towels. But we managed and really enjoyed our stay. We will definitely return no doubt. The owner is available by text for any queries and instructions are very clear. A beautiful apartment in a gorgeous part of the UK.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7May 2023

  • "Excellent property."

    Spacious, well appointed & comfortable. Really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Apr 2023

  • "The apartment was excellent, spacious, tastefully furnished and has lovely views from the balcony."

    The location being round the corner from the railway station means you have easy access to Skipton, Leeds and beyond and services are frequent. Enjoyed our stay and would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Apr 2023

  • "Immaculately clean, well appointed, super location."

    Would highly recommend Spinning Jenny.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Mar 2023

  • "Over-the-top lovely apartment, with a great location that is easy to move from in order to get into the Yorkshire Dales and Bronte Country."


    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2023

  • "We were very satisfied with Spinning Jenny."

    It was just as had been described. One of the best holiday properties we have stayed in. It was decorated and furnished to a high standard and very well equipped. We particularly enjoyed sitting on the balcony - which was a lovely sun trap even in March with snow on the ground. The information on check in that we received from David was extremely helpful and being provided with a trolley to help move our bags from the car park was really useful. We are looking forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely few days again and it was our third time back and there will be other times in the future"

    Reviewed by Dorrit5.0Jan 2023

  • "Well appointed apartment."

    Goid views and central location

    Reviewed by Colin4.7Oct 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Spinning Jenny."

    Lean, convenient location, great facilities and most of all, wonderful views!

    Reviewed by Viren4.7Oct 2022

  • "Excellent, high quality holiday accommodation that made for a very enjoyable one week stay."

    The apartment has everything you need for the stay and in addition is in a great location, with the added benefit of being close to the railway station, which has good links to the surrounding area. The owner was very helpful and left us a pleasant welcoming tray. I am pleased to highly recommend the Spinning Jenny to anyone wishing to stay in the Yorkshire Dales area.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property kept in beautiful condition."

    Excellent location for using train services to get around. Very helpful and approachable owner. Highly recommend staying here!

    Thank you Mary. I'm really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Yes, the train makes so many attractive destinations so easy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely apartment with everything you need."

    Nice view and close to railway for days out..nice touch was a welcome pack and the owner was very helpful .had a great time and would definitely go back

    Thanks Gordon for the feedback and the score. I have just received the Sykes 'Perfect 10' Award for the period April to June 2022 given if the accommodation gets six perfect scores during a three month period. It is great to get and keeps us landlords on out toes. It is also a great compliment to the cleaning and laundry team who do such a great job Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very well equipped."

    Great place to relax at the end of a tiring day.

    Thanks for the feedback Jean Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean4.1Jul 2022

  • "Modern new apartment on first floor which is very well equipped and spacious."

    Books on walks in the YORKSHIRE dales very useful. Safe parking behind gates. Lift to the first floor. Two local pubs in the village. Railway station less than a minute away with trains to Bradford, Leeds, Skipton & beyond.

    Thanks for your comments Ian. Really pleased you were able to make good use of the place. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2022

  • "Spinning Jenny is an excellent holiday apartment being very well equipped and spotlessly clean."

    It is just as depicted in the beautiful pictures. It was a wonderful base for exploring the surrounds and the train was extremely convenient for days and evenings out.

    I,m so pleased you enjoyed your stay so much....and the railway. It's great that Spinning Jenny is so close to the station and yet there is no noise from the trains. It was a major reason why I bought SJ Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2022

  • "We found this an excellent apartment."

    Fully equipped to the highest standards We appreciated the communication for David the owner. The fact the apartment was within yards of the rail station was an added bonus. Because of this we only used the car a few times. Days out on the train to Carlisle and Morcambe also Leeds was a treat. Also plenty of good walks in the area including the Leeds and Liverpool canal

    It is a good spot to get to so many great places with scenic journeys and leave the car in the garage.....and save a lot of money too. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0May 2022

  • "This was our second stay at Spinning Jenny; it is a comfortable and well equipped apartment, which we will undoubtedly return to again."

    It is very easy to feel at home there, and we made good use of the frequent local train services, which were efficient and economic and which we consider to be one of the many benefits of the location of this apartment. The owner is committed to ensuring that his guests enjoy their stay, and is very helpful and responsive (e.g. he made some additions to the equipment that we had suggested after our first stay). We are looking forward to our next opportunity to visit!

    Thanks for your kind words Sharon. I hope you make a third visit sometime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2022

  • "A beautiful apartment, very clean and in a great location."

    Owner communication excellent prior to arrival and lots of useful information found in the apartment. Have already recommended to family and friends and would stay again.

    Thank you Lisa. I am very pleased that you found the information provided was useful. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Apr 2022

  • "Loved this apartment we couldn’t fault it in anyway it was just perfect!"

    It was spotlessly clean, very well equipped with everything you would need for a stay away from home. Fantastic location the village is beautiful with a shop and two local pubs. It is within easy reach of Skipton and other towns and villages nearby. The train station is only a stones throw away however we could not hear them or were disturbed by them on the contrary it was quite fascinating and relaxing watching and using them to get out and about on them; we only used our car once whilst we were on holiday. Communication and instructions with the host was excellent, from this I knew he wanted our stay to be as pleasant as possible. Thank you.

    Thank you Donna. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. The rail service is a great asset and I'm glad you were able to make such good use of it. The trip on the 'Settle-Carlisle' is particularly through the Northern Dales and Pennines and then along the Eden Valley. It is also the quickest way to Leeds, York and Morecambe as well. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Apr 2022

  • "Luxury apartment -warm , bright ,well appointed and great vibe."

    Amazing transport links to Skipton and Leeds Local pub serving lovely food. Fantastic walks on the doorstep.You will not find a nicer venue for a lovely week away

    Thank you Michelle. The agents I used last year have recently awarded Spinning Jenny their Customers' Choice award for 2022. This is on display in the Information Pack in the apartment. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2022

  • "A great location, very comfortable relaxing apartment."

    Very spacious, warm, a little gem of home to home.

    Thank you Susan. David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2022

  • "Just returned from a weekend break, the Spinning Jennie is a fabulous apartment."

    Everything you could wish for, real home from home. Spotlessly clean and high spec. Great location, lovely friendly village shop and pubs and the trains were a great bonus to get out and about and a very cheap way to travel. Would highly recommend the spinning Jennie for a great break. Owner was so helpfully and friendly, nothing too much trouble.

    Thank you so much Sue for your kind remarks. It is so pleasing when guests really enjoy their stay. David Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2022

  • "We know the area so well, beautiful part of the world … we stayed at Spinning Jenny as a base to see family."

    If you have not visited this area, well worth a visit and Spinning Jenny is a perfect place to stay, enhance the enjoyment. Fantastic apartment, well equipped and crucially for us (pre COVID, so more so now !) spotless, can not fault the cleanliness and hygiene Welcoming and calming apartment / place, safe and excellent secure designated parking . Thank you to the owner, also excellent communication throughout from the owner.

    Thank you much for this review Neelam. I started doing holiday lets with Spinning Jenny in May 2021, last year. For various reasons I decided to switch agents to Sykes so I am delighted that you have written such a positive first review with them. I bought the Apartment with a view to living there myself in a few years. Somehow that makes it even better when people enjoy staying and its so much more personal. David. PS. I love staying there myself of course! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neelam5.0Jan 2022

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  • First-floor apartment
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double with Smart TV
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with balcony
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • 2 x Smart TV, SONOS sound system
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Balcony with decking and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Please note the property can only accept the following booking options; Mondays for 4 or 7 nights, or Fridays for 3 nights/7 nights
  • Property will be decorated for Christmas

The property

Spinning Jenny is a luxury, contemporary apartment in the newly converted Horace Mill which is situated in the delightful North Yorkshire village on Cononley.

It is three miles from the vibrant market town of Skipton with a great selection of restaurants and bars, known as the Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Plus, there are regular trains to Skipton and to Leeds; it is no surprise that Skipton features so highly in polls as one of the best places to live in Britain.

Spinning Jenny makes for a wonderful dwelling for couples or a family of four who are embarking on their next adventure to Yorkshire.

Step into the apartment where you will first find a stylish bathroom, where you can indulge in a refreshing soak in the bath or rinse in the shower after a day of exploring.

There is also a handy utility cupboard housing a washer/dryer, perfect for keeping your holiday wardrobe fresh!

Be welcomed into the spacious open-plan living area, where you can look forward to rustling up mouth-watering meals in the fully equipped kitchen, with the help of the electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, along with a dishwasher for those fuss-free clean-ups!

Gather round the dining table for four to savour a delicious meal, or if the weather is nice, why not dine alfresco out on the decked balcony where you can soak up the outstanding views of the rolling countryside as you eat.

As the evening cools, retreat inside to the plush sofas and snuggle up with a glass of wine, as you select some entertainment from the Smart TV with Netflix, enhanced by the SONOS sound system available.

The Village and Mill nestle in the Aire Valley and the apartment has outstanding views across the rolling countryside; you will wake up to these views from your bed in the morning and see them from the rest of the apartment as well as from the balcony in the evenings, whilst you sit back with a refreshing beverage and watch the grazing sheep and rabbits.

There are good walks from the doorstep and two good pubs in easy walking distance with excellent menu ratings; the Pennine Way, long distance footpath, passes about two miles away.

There is also a very good local village shop selling a good range of provisions.

The area has a huge range of attractions, it is a great base for touring, walking and cycling through the outstanding scenery of the Yorkshire Dales and Howgills National Park, the Forrest of Bowland (a lesser-known jewel) and the Pennines.

Enjoy great days out in Wharfdale, Airedale and Malham, Wensleydale, Dentdale, and Swaledale.

For the more energetic, scale one of the famous mountain peaks for sensational vistas; Simon Seat, Penn-y-ghent, Ingleborough, Whernside, Great Whernside, and Buckden Pike for example.

Then there are the two world famous historic sites, also accessible on the regular train service, one is Haworth with the Bronte Museum and the walk on to Bronte waterfalls and Top Withens set in Bronte country.

The other is the world heritage site of Salts Mill and Saltaire with their bars, restaurants and craft shops plus David Hockney exhibition.

While you are in Saltaire, why not pay a visit to the tap room of the Saltaire Brewery and sample one of its many craft beers like Saltaire Blonde?

Alternatively, you can visit one of the many historic towns in the area; these include Ilkley, Harrogate, Skipton, Settle, Appleby, Hawes and its famous cheese making creamery, Ripon, Knaresborough and York.

If you love historic houses, estates and gardens you will also be spoilt for choice, for instance: Ripley Castle, Harrogate; East Riddlesden Hall, Keighley; Castle Howard; Allerton Castle, Knaresborough; Fountains Hall and Abbey, Ripon and of course, Bolton Abbey, near Ilkley.

Don’t forget the RHS gardens at Harlow Carr near Harrogate with its own Bettys Café; no trip to the area is complete without a visit to at least one of the several famous Bettys Cafés (Skipton, Harrogate, York, North Allerton and RHS Harlow Carr Gardens)!There are a number of superb restaurants and cafes – even more if you include Leeds which is so accessible by rail; for a special treat there is the Angel at Hetton with its Michelin star, nine miles away.

If you enjoy scenic train travel, take a trip on the famous ‘Settle-Carlisle’ train line which takes you from Skipton through the western dales, over the high Pennine hills and down the Eden Valley to the beautifully restored Carlisle station on the west coast main line; plus, you can travel from Skipton and though the Bowland area to Lancaster and Morecambe.

For a special treat, change at Carnforth and go round the Cumbria coast to Carlisle and come back on the Carlisle, Settle, Skipton line – all possible in a day.

Great days out, ready access to a great variety of eating possibilities, and relaxing place to stay and sleep in preparation for more tomorrow; Spinning Jenny has everything you need for a fantastic break!

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About the location


  • Skipton 4 miles
  • Keighley 6.6 miles
  • Burnley 16.1 miles
  • Harrogate 22 miles
  • Leeds 24.1 miles

The attractive village of Cononley lies in Airedale, four miles south of Skipton. The village's 17th Century heritage is still visible in some of the buildings, with an even greater number remaining from the villages heyday as a 19th Century centre for hand loom weaving and lead mining. There are two pubs and a mainline railway station with links to Leeds, Skipton and the famous Settle to Carlisle Railway line. Nearby Skipton, known as "The Gateway to the Dales", has an ancient castle, a beautiful old parish church and a colourful market occupying the cobbled setts each side of the high street. Enjoy a canal trip on a traditional barge or visit Embsay Steam Railway or the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway.

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Please note the property can only accept the following booking options; Mondays for 4 nights, or Fridays for 3 nights/7 nights

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas