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Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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35 Customer Reviews

  • "Foxglove is a little slice of home from home."

    It’s perfectly cozy for a week’s stay and has everything you might need to be comfortable. It’s ideally situated beside the Leeds to Liverpool canal where you can stroll for miles. In addition to this you are only a few minutes walk from a gorge little cafe or if a tipple is your want, then a few steps further is the White Lion Inn - where you will receive a warm welcome, good chat and excellent food and drink. What more can you want from a cottage break in Yorkshire?

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely location with great pub nearby."

    We enjoyed cycling along the canal and hillwalking around the area. The cottage was very nice, the kitchen well equipped and the bed comfortable. A major downside for us was that, in a very cold week in winter time, downstairs living area and kitchen was uncomfortably cold without the woodburner on (not practical to put on all the tine) There is a small electric wall heater set on a timer that the owner did adjust for us but it is just not man enough to heat the whole area in the winter. The kitchen has no heating and was literally like a fridge! I did ask for the extra mobile heater that the guidebook said was in the cottage, but was told they were using it next door so we weren’t given it! The owner did tell us that he would be upgrading the heating which is needed if they want to let the property in the winter. In the meantime I would suggest they put in an additional heater that guests can put on when they feel they need it.

    Reviewed by Julia3.4Nov 2023

  • "Milly (dog) and I really enjoyed our stay."

    Very impressed with the cottage, the weather could have been better, but did not spoil our stay. We will return, Milly loved the canal walks.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Oct 2023

  • "Would stay again but in the summer months."

    Very cold. Lived a week in bobhats and throws even coats at times. Not sure if radiators big enough for rooms. Cottage in good location

    We are sorry that you did not feel able to contact us about this at any point during your stay. If you had, then we would have been able to sort it out immediately. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Bernadette4.4Oct 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Foxglove."

    The cottage is in a great location, walks, coffee shop, pub all on doorstep. Cottage spotlessly clean and well equipped with all the basics for a comfortable stay. Comfortable bed - I noticed the lack of mattress protector- am I fussy or is this essential? Personally, we did not like the over bath shower as the bath is high sided, this made climbing in/ out tricky for us fit but still over 70 oldies. Also not possible to park outside cottage on several occasions. Made us realise that we like allocated parking. Overall , a great little place, though for us, just a few niggles.

    Reviewed by Linda4.1Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage and location with great facilities."

    The only downside is the shared garden. Had the weather been nicer and we had wanted to sit outside then there is not a lot of space and we wouldn't have any privacy. Also, if both holiday cottages are accommodating dogs, the shared garden could also prove difficult.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2023

  • "Foxglove cottage was a comfortable cottage with everything we needed for a weekends stay."

    Lovely comfortable bed. We would definitely recommend a stay here

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely loved our stay at Foxglove, so comfortable and clean there’s everything you could possibly need."

    Great walks along the canal and a pub 2 mins away. Fabulous peaceful location and looking forward to another stay.

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great cottage for two and Hardy the dog."

    Very clean and comfortable and great location. The cottage is a stones throw away from the canal where you can walk for miles. Great pub the White Lion just a few yards away.. would recommend

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay, and would definitely re-book."

    We had all that we needed and everything was perfectly clean and really tastefully done. Thank you very much. We thought perhaps one small additional thought would be to keep a local OS map of the area on your book shelf and maybe write down some ideas for good local walks.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "What a beautiful cottage."

    Very cozy and relaxing. Everything you need for a holiday. Nice and clean. Will definitely book to come again later on in the year.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Home from home,great house in a lovely place"

    Reviewed by Veronica4.7Jun 2023

  • "We loved our stay."

    The cottage was very well equipped, the bed was extremely comfortable and we very much enjoyed the outdoor space. Being so close to the beautiful canal was wonderful for walking the dog and the White Lion pub was great for food, drink and a warm welcome - from very helpful staff. We would highly recommend a stay in this cottage.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay at Foxglove Cottage."

    The house was spotless and very comfortable. Lovely location near the canal and parking easy outside the door. The little terrace was a suntrap when it finally came out. It would be good to have a way to give a quick boost to the heating on cooler days but we were mostly out and the burner kept the place nice and toasty in the evening. Would definitely come back. Thanks for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by Susannah5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely property."

    Great for a couple like us on for a long weekend. The property was well kept and the owner had added Christmas decorations, which was a nice touch. Parking was fine - we managed to park directly outside most of the time. It was in easy reach of plenty of towns and restaurants. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Dec 2022

  • "Easy to find [thankyou Satnav] and parking was no problem - either outside, or across the street in a small layby."

    The cottage was immaculately clean and well presented - a bottle of wine on the table and tasteful, minimalist, Christmas decorations, were equally appreciated. Loved the oak furniture and the solid oak doors throughout the cottage. The bed was very comfortable and it was good to see the countryside from the upstairs window; albeit a distance away, and to spot the incoming weather! A well appointed modern bathroom, although, for those of a certain age, care is needed when stepping into and out of the bath : ). We used the multi-fuel stove, as I was suffering from a bit of a head cold, and appreciated the extra warmth it gave. Took a while to get used to the controls, but it gives out good heat. Poor weather, along with an aim to relax, meant that we only did a couple of canal walks, but really good to have this facility so close. Everything you need is in the kitchen, although it can be a little on the cool side when the wind blows from the west, however, the curtain isolates it nicely from the cosy lounge. There is the pub a short walk down the hill and a short walk further, a small Co-op at the garage roundabout, which has the basics and wood supplies. All in all, a pleasant Christmas break.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Dec 2022

  • "Very nice cottage clean and comfy owners very very friendly"

    Reviewed by Melvyn5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent bolt hole, well equipped, high standard generally, good location and definitely one I’d recommend to others."

    Not sure why washing machine not listed, unless it’s due to lack of any obvious drying facilities? Key safe location could be described better, and would be useful to have some hooks on back of doors (esp bathroom), but those are trivial points, the cottage was generally superb.

    Reviewed by S5.0Sep 2022

  • "Brill, so close to the canal & perfect for visiting this part of Yorkshire."

    Reviewed by June4.7Aug 2022

  • "Just 20 metres from the canal an excellent pup and central for walking and touring."

    Everything you need in the cottage for a good week

    Reviewed by Ralph5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage, very clean, well laid out and appointed."

    Kitchen had everything you could want for even down to a pizza wheel! Lovely quiet little courtyard at the back to sit out with a coffee. Handy location for exploring the area with some great walks from the door step, along the canal bank, River Aire or up onto Farnhill pinnacle. Would highly recommend and happily stay there again.

    Reviewed by H5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped cottage"

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Mar 2022

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Foxglove."

    The property has been appointed to a very high standard and was very comfortable. It was cosy but spacious and the location was perfect. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage was immaculate, cosy and very well equipped."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Thank you

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a very comfortable stay at this property!"

    The property was clean and cosy and all the facilities you need to cook a meal! only 100 yards away from the canal where you can have loverly walks along the canal! If in area again we would stay here again. John & Annemarieke netherlands

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2021

  • "As soon as we walked through the cottage door, we felt completely comfortable and at home."

    It is ultra clean and decorated to a very high standard. The location is fantastic for touring around and visiting different places, but equally there are some lovely walks from the door, most notably the serene canal walk, and the walk up to the 'Pinnacle' (just at the top of the road) has breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and countryside. All in all, an excellent break. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend! Many thanks!

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Oct 2021

  • "An excellent comfortable cottage with all the facilities available."

    Set in a beautiful location with lovely walks along the adjacent canal. After all we have all gone through these last two years we needed a holiday/break and certainly got it here.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent, well-equipped and very close to the canal for local walks, and well-placed for visiting the Dales."

    Reviewed by Kim4.7Aug 2021

  • "Extremely pleasant cottage."

    Well situated, clean and bright. Would thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2021

  • "Foxhole was just the tonic we needed."

    Clean and cosy bolt-hole with scenic walks in close vacinity. Would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and great location ."

    Would like to return again

    Reviewed by Sam5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was much more spacious, for two, than we were expecting."

    It was very well finished and equipped.

    Reviewed by Alexander4.7May 2021

  • "A well equipped and cosy cottage, situated close to the canal so great for walks."

    Would definitely return!

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Oct 2020

  • "The property is beautiful, bed really comfortable too."

    There was everything we needed. The only thing I would suggest is maybe using plastic free washing up brushes and sponges given that I imagine they are only used once per guest. Otherwise it was lovely and I would love to come back again.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Sep 2020

  • "We were delighted with the cottage."

    It was well equipped,very comfortable and cosy for a couple. The location near the canal was great for some easy cycling to explore the area which also had good walks. The description on the website was accurate - it didn’t mention there is a washing machine ( not that we needed to use it, but useful to know) I will recommend this cottage to friends and family. We thoroughly enjoyed exploring this part of England,it has a lot to offer and the people are friendly!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2020

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  • One king-size bedroom with en-suite bath, shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central hearing and woodburning stove
  • Gas hob, electric oven, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On-street parking
  • Shared patio area with table and chairs
  • One small well behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub within 0.3 miles, shop within 0.5 miles
  • Note: Note: Bookings must start on a Friday or a Monday

The property

Cross Hills 0.9 miles.

Resting within striking distance of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and situated between the towns of Skipton and Keighley is this quaint terraced cottage, Foxglove.

Nestled within a picturesque part of the country, this romantic retreat is the ultimate escape to tranquility for a couple wishing to explore the rolling moorland of the National Park and explore the surrounding historical landmarks.

Step into the sitting room where the exposed beams highlight the character of the dwelling and the woodburning stove offers a sense of comfort during the winter evenings as you and your partner curl up in front of the Smart TV.

Beyond here is the contemporary kitchen, fulfilling your culinary needs to cater for your own home-cooked meals, whether it be a hearty breakfast or a delicious supper.

If the weather is on your side, head to the shared terrace area, where a glass of wine can be enjoyed whilst you catch the final glimpses of sunshine before heading to bed.

Venture up the staircase to find a plush king-size bed and a gleaming en-suite bathroom, complete with a shower over bath.

Foxglove is a wonderful retreat for exploring the delights of Yorkshire with your partner.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1102297 together sleeping 4 guests.

Farnhill Cottages

Tucked away in an enviable location in Farnhill near Cross Hills on the outskirts of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, is this lovely pairing of properties, Farnhill Cottages. Featuring dog-friendly accommodation, a shared courtyard and offering the perfect gateway to all that the Yorkshire Dales National Park has to offer, Farnhill Cottages welcomes friends, families and couples seeking a memorable getaway in amongst the rolling hills and beautiful countryside. For all your local conveniences, head into the village of Cross Hills where a selection of eateries awaits catering to all palettes, as well as a number of shops for picking up the essentials. For days out, be sure to take your bike to the National Park and explore miles of endearing routes whilst taking in the breath-taking scenery of the ancient woodland and moorland. If a spot of history is more your thing, Skipton plays host to an 11th century castle whilst the nearby village of Haworth is where the world-famous Bronte sisters once lived. Alternatively, the city of Leeds is slightly further afield and hosts a larger selection of amenities and attractions to explore, with Harrogate also within reach and featuring the famous Betty's Cafe Tea Rooms, perfect for a sweet treat or hot drink after a day of exploring. For all of this and more, make Farnhill Cottages your next home-away-from-home in North Yokrshire.

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About the location


Skipton 5 miles; Keighley 5.5 miles; Haworth 6.6 miles.

Situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and within a scenic car journey to the bustling city of Leeds and the world-famous village of Haworth is this quaint village, Cross Hills. The village has a vibrant centre and plays host to shops, cafés and other eateries, in addition to a number of small businesses offering everything you could possibly need during your break to Yorkshire. Slightly further out is Skipton which is often referred to as the “Gateway to the Dales”, and offers the opportunity to explore an 11th century castle, ancient woodlands and winding alleyways filled with superb amenities. In the opposite direction is the town of Keighley where you will find the heritage steam line which was made famous by the 1970s film, ‘The Railway Children’. Also within close reach is the literary mecca of Haworth, where you can visit the home of the famous Brontë sisters and the surrounding moorland which provided the inspiration for their iconic stories. For those feeling active, head to the Yorkshire Dales where you will find a magnitude of walks and cycling routes amidst breath-taking scenery, as well as opportunities for sampling local delicacies such as Wensleydale cheese and tour one the many breweries within the National Park. Cross Hills promises a wonderful base for exploring this pretty part of Yorkshire.

Note: Adults only.

Note: Bookings must start on a Friday or a Monday

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas