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The Shippon

(Ref. 21498)

Grassington, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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65 Customer Reviews

  • "Very clean and comfortable cottage would recommend it to anyone"

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2024

  • "A beautiful cottage set in the heart of Grassington near to local shops, restaurants and pubs."

    The property itself is excellent and well appointed to cover all of your needs. Beds were very comfortable as were the settees in the living room. Kitchen is well appointed with split level cooker and micro wave. Wood stove is available if nights become cold but central heating sufficed on our stay. Would certainly book again and highly recommend staying here.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2024

  • "Fabulous cottage very clean and well equipped with everything you need."

    Beds really comfortable, 5 minutes walk to the centre of Grassinton, but in a quiet location with lovely views. Will most certainly book it again when we visit Grassington again.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2024

  • "Third lovely visit to a beautiful cottage in a fabulous village."

    It feels like a home from home! John and Ruth are wonderful hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, again. Robert and Philippa xx

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Mar 2024

  • "We loved staying at The Shippon."

    The cottage had everything we needed, it was perfectly situated and the views from the wondows were amazing. It was warm and cosy too.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely comfy cottage !"

    A three minute walk and you're in the village. Lounge is very nice and loved the woodburner ! Bedrooms are very comfortable and spacious. Kitchen has all you need if you decide to eat in. Would have liked a small Christmas tree as we stayed the week before Christmas and missed ours !!

    Hi Brynetta, we’re so glad that you enjoyed the log burner and found the cottage comfortable and well equipped. We’re really sorry for missing the tree this year, we try our best to decorate the house for guests but faced a couple of challenges setting it up this Christmas - we should have let you know. It’ll be back next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brynetta5.0Dec 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay in this fantastic property."

    Lots of character and maintained to a high standard. Great location for accessing all Grassington has to offer. We plan to return.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is a lovely cosy house within 5 minutes walk of the centre of Grassington but located along a quiet lane."

    The house is clean, comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2023

  • "Beautiful property in a prime location."

    A true home from home. My family enjoyed staying here and we’d definitely return again sometime

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a great week."

    Cottage is clean and comfortable. Recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful house in ideal location to explore the Dales"

    Reviewed by Liane5.0Jul 2023

  • "Really well appointed cottage, all the home comforts and a log burner although it was too warm for us to use it!"

    And it's in a great location just outside the village, easy to walk to the pubs / restaurants etc but far enough to be quite at night. Can't wait to come back, also as a bonus we got to watch some of the filming for all creatures great and small

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Our 3rd time here. Superb.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Mar 2023

  • "A huge thank you for a lovely and restful week at The Shippon."

    We did lots of walking and relaxing and just thoroughly enjoyed a week away from the normal busyness of life. The village is beautiful and everyone is so friendly. We are already planning to come back again.

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Feb 2023

  • "Loved everything about the property which is in a beautiful area."

    Booked another week for next year before we’d even been this time, based on all the positive feedbacks. So glad we did, we’re looking forward to our next visit.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Oct 2022

  • "We love this house."

    Everything you need. Home from home. Wish it was ours!

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2022

  • "The Shippon has it all."

    The location is perfect, being a couple of minutes from The Square, but also being very quiet. The cottage has everything you could possibly need whilst away from home. Grassington is full of little coffee shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, and interesting individual shops. Such a bonus having it all so close. We will be returning.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Aug 2022

  • "1 Hill Top Fold was a very comfortable house."

    There was a great choice of books, DVDs, games and local information. Also there was lots of storage in the bedrooms and well-equipped kitchen. It was really well located in Grassington and there was room to park two cars off the road. A lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely, well equipped cottage in a superb location."

    Reviewed by Sandie4.7Jul 2022

  • "We love the shippon and feel very comfortable there."

    It’s lovely and light, good interior design and the kitchen / house has everything we need. Great views and close to town.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is a well appointed, comfortable cottage which was ideal for our stay."

    It was exactly as described and we would be happy to recommend to others and stay there again in the future.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is one of the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed in-perfect!"

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "Perfect cottage, perfect stay!"

    Extremely thoughtful design, layout and equipment. It made the holiday a really restful break. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent property."

    Our third stay and we will come again. Fantastic location with stunning views and close to shops and pubs.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2022

  • "One of the best cottages we have stayed in."

    Comfortable, clean, well equipped and beautifully decorated. Own parking space and short walk into Grassington, with its independent shops and pubs with good food. It really did “tick all our boxes” for a relaxing break away in a stunning part of the country.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2022

  • "What a lovely, cosy and welcoming cottage."

    Beautifully appointed and a perfect place to stay.

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Feb 2022

  • "This is an excellent holiday cottage: comfortable, clean, spacious, very well equipped, with a lovely location."

    The manual - emailed before and hard copy in the cottage - was the best we've seen. The owners were helpful with info beforehand. I'd got a broken wrist so they prepared the wood burning stove for us - but in the end we didn't need it because the cottage was lovely and warm.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a wonderful two night stay in this beautiful cottage, two adults and two children."

    We were sad to leave. The welcome gift of a bottle of wine and cake was a lovely surprise. We have stayed in Grassington before and it was nice to have parking. The cottage is immaculate and has everything you would need for a very enjoyable stay. The cottage is very spacious yet still manages to be very cozy. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this cottage. Grassington is very pretty, especially during December with all the Christmas lights.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a great time at the cottage as soon as you walk in it felt clean ,cosy ,and we all felt relaxed ,we would like to book it again next year."

    We would definitely recommend it to other people .also we would like to thank you for the lovely welcome gift ,the lemon drizzle cake and wine ,we all enjoyed it

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage - it was clean, comfortable and very well- equipped."

    A welcome gift of wine and lemon drizzle was literally the icing on the cake! Parking in Grassington can be a nightmare so having our own space was a bonus. We had to postpone our stay by a year and Sykes were helpful in sorting this out.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2021

  • "Credit to the owners and there work team , what a lovely ,spotless and ..."

    Credit to the owners and there work team , what a lovely ,spotless and comfortable cottage everything to a high standard , set in a beautiful location in grassington, everything on your doorstep ,but also plenty to see in surrounding areas , with stunning walks also on your doorstep, but its lovely to come back to cottage and just sit outside on patio , or bench out the front (Sun trap areas) with a glass of wine or cup of tea overlooking the Dale's, a perfect place to sit and relax,

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very well equiped cottage, everything has been thought off."

    Only thing missing , could do with some hand rails on front door steps and inside from hall into lounge. Apart from that excellent.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2021

  • "It couldn't be faulted and we had 14 days of sunshine!"

    Reviewed by Mike5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely with beautiful views on all sides."

    Convenient for all the village amenities but tucked away. Ample off-road parking for two cars which is invaluable in Grassington. Immaculately clean and very cosy and warm for our autumn visit. The owners had seemingly thought of everything and had emailed to us all the information we needed well before we arrived. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2020

  • "The Shippon cottage was perfect - well equipped, clean and comfortable."

    The location in Grassington was also ideal. We managed to get out and go on long walks every day to enjoy the beautiful Autumn colours of the Dales. It provided a really welcome break from the Corona crisis! I can't think of anything that the holiday lacked!

    Reviewed by G5.0Oct 2020

  • "This cottage is extremely well stocked with everything you need to cook and enjoy your holiday."

    Everything is top quality - the best cottage we've ever stayed in

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Sep 2020

  • "This is at least third time I have been to this cottage and it never disappoints."

    It is clean, comfortable, cosy and well equipped. Ruth the owner has so got it right. Its like a home from home, The location is perfect, close to village centre and local amenities. Grassington is a lovely village, with a great range of restaurants. There are also footpaths in all directions within reasonable walking distance, two to four miles, and further if you are a hardened walker, and pubs/restaurants enroute for lunch. Our latest find was the Craven Arms at Appletreewick, fabulous food.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2020

  • "We booked only the day before we wished to stay at the Shippon and every detail we required was quickly and efficiently emailed to us by Sykes and the owners of the cottage so that we were able to travel easily to the destination and found the cottage as directed."

    We were not disappointed on arrival.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was great, spacious, light, bright and airy."

    Info book, maps, books, dvd's, games, a perfect place to stay.

    Reviewed by Eli5.0Sep 2020

  • "Absolutely superb cottage in a idyllic location!"

    Cottage was cosy and owners had thought of everything even down to boot trays! Wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Aug 2020

  • "The Shippon is an immaculate cottage in a great location, 2 minutes walk from the centre of Grassington."

    The set-up in the cottage did everything possible to deal with COVID 19 problems and we felt completely safe. To be highly recommended.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2020

  • "Wonderful cottage in a great location."

    This was our first time in the Yorkshire Dales, it was utterly stunning. Grassington was a real gem, great pubs, cafe's and walks - even during COVID restrictions. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2020

  • "We have been to this cottage several times and honestly it is the gold standard by which all others should be compared."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2020

  • "It was a pleasure staying at the shippon which was nice and peaceful."

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2020

  • "Great place for lots of reasons Only one suggestion, if rented for two nights would be good to have wood for the log burner for two nights as it was massively cold whilst there, had to go out to buy some and were heavy to carry back."

    Would use again and recommend Thanks Karen

    Thanks for the feedback and the suggestion about the logs. we hope when you say that it was "massively cold" you meant the weather! We always find the Shippon is cosy with or without the stove. We'll check out the central heating just in case. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Nov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a good position in the village."

    Very well appointed.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Oct 2019

  • "The Shippon is a wonderful, cosy, spotless and well-equipped character cottage."

    Parking for one car just outside the front door, which is rare in Grassington, and really helps with unloading bags from the car. The cottage is furnished beautifully, and the kitchen is full of quality crockery. Thoughtful touches include a book and DVD collection, puzzles and jigsaws, and a fire with enough wood to keep you going for a chilly night.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2019

  • "The environment is beautiful."

    The cottage is well equipped and carefully though out to allow ease of use.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback. We are so glad that you enjoyed the location and your stay at The Shippon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0May 2019

  • "I so loved this cottage, it was a joy to stay in."

    It had everything in it to make our stay enjoyable - even provided bird seed to feed the birds, of which there were plenty. You could sit in the mornings in bed, with a cuppa, and look across the Moors. I picked Lilley of the Valley, from the garden, which filled the lounge with their lovely fragrance.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2019

  • "I have stayed at the Shippon on a previous occasion and was equally delighted both times."

    The cottage was clean, warm, beautifully furnished. It has outstanding views over the countryside. I was very well equipped and the owners seems to have thought of everything from a hand blender to a coffee grinder. I had taken my own just in case but these were necessary. I will certainly be returning again.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Mar 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, home from home, with delightful views."

    The house is very well equipped and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Agnes5.0Nov 2018

  • "This was a delightful cottage, perfect in every way for us to enjoy our stay just chilling out."

    Beautifully furnished to a high standard with everything you needed. Lots of books and games and sightseeing information. Lovely village, full of Dales character.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Nov 2018

  • "We loved our stay in Grassington and the Dales."

    The cottage is perfectly located close to everything but on q quiet street. The views from the cottage are amazing. Plenty of walking right out the front door or nearby. The cottage has everything you need to make for a comfortable stay - we really loved the woodburner!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2018

  • "We enjoyed everything about this holiday at Shippon."

    A wonderful cottage a few minutes from centre of Grassington. The cottage is very well equipped. Loved it. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Sep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage, everything at the cottage was good quality, nicely decorated with good furnishings."

    Great location only a few minutes away from centre of village, plus parking for 2 four wheel drives great as parking is a premium. Would definitely go back .

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2018

  • "Great cottage in a great location."

    Very spacious and comfortable. The only criticism as that the internet router kept failing and had to be reset several times a day. The owners should invest in a better router so that multiple devices can be used at the same time.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jul 2018

  • "We stayed at Shippon Cottage Grassington Yorks."

    It was possibly the best so far in our dealings with Sykes.The only problem now is that all being well we have to book an overnight stay somewhere on route as the journey with a picnic break is approx. 6/7 hours which for us is very tiring. Age may wither us but the spirit is strong.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2018

  • "Thanks for a fantastic time at such an amazing holiday cottage."

    The location and facilities were excellent for a fun filled family holiday. We'll definitely be booking The Shippon again in the future!

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Apr 2018

  • "The cottage was very cosy and very well equipped like some logs for the fire dvd’s wel programmed tvmaps en folders on the area really fantastic and we have rented a lot of cottages already and this was one of the best."

    Very well situated lovely views and short distance walk to the lively centre full of pubs shops things to do. Own parking space and from the cottage walks like dales way.

    Reviewed by Helene5.0Mar 2018

  • "This cottage is exceptionally good with a very high level of equipment and furnishings."

    This was our 3rd visit and we expect to be back!

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Mar 2018

  • "The Shippon is perfectly located, beautifully decorated and well equipped resulting in the perfect Grassington holiday cottage."

    It's the nicest cottage we've had the pleasure to stay in and would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Nov 2017

  • "Excellent cottage in good location for walking into Grassington and exploring the Dales by car."

    Well equipped. Parking tight if you have two large cars. Restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets within walking distance.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage, everything is at a very high standard."

    Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Aug 2017

  • "We were unlucky with the weather this time but we love the cottage and will be back"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2017

  • "An amazing comfortable cottage in an ideal situation."

    The weekend was the Dickensian Weekend which was lovely and even the weather was kind. Plenty of places to eat out on an evening or lunch time, but if you want a night in, what better place to spend it than the Shippon, so warm, cosy and homely. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Dishwasher
  • TV with Freeview, DVD player, radio, selection of books and games
  • WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars adjacent to cottage
  • Side patio garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 2 mins walk
  • Note: Children aged 5 and over only due to open tread stairs and wide balustrades

The property

A beautiful stone-built end-terrace cottage in the heart of Grassington, one of the most popular villages in the Yorkshire Dales.

Completely renovated, this Grassington cottage provides excellent holiday accommodation in one of the Yorkshire Dales’ premier destinations.

This Grassington cottage features a stylish kitchen with a partial glass roof, which brings a lovely bright and cheery feel to the whole room, whilst a side door provides access from the kitchen to the south-facing patio outside this Grassington cottage.

The spacious sitting room with lovely beams and a cosy woodburning stove is a delightful space to relax and unwind, and admire the views through the feature window across the outskirts of Grassington and to the hills beyond.

Upstairs, there is a large master bedroom with super king-size bed, a double room and a single, all offering good views across the village and surrounding countryside.

A wonderful base, this Grassington cottage is just the place for a family or couples to enjoy this beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

This wonderful Grassington cottage is just a two-minute walk from the famous village centre with its old curiosity shops, excellent local pubs, good eating establishments and, of course, the old cobbled square where the annual Dickensian weekends are a real show-stopper.

Add to this the annual Grassington Festival and the close proximity of many of the Dales' famous tourist locations and you have a Wharfedale cottage that ticks all the boxes.

The area is a walker's paradise, with beautiful walks in the village surrounds, as well as more challenging walks into the nearby hills, while the Dales Way passes right by the front of the house.

A lovely Grassington cottage, ideal for country living at its very best.

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About the location


Skipton 9 miles; Ilkley 12 miles.

Grassington is one of the most charming villages in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Traditional stone cottages and shops are clustered around the cobbled market place, offering exceptional shopping facilities for a village of this size, with a monthly farmer’s market offering a mouthwatering range of organic and homemade local produce. Situated on the River Wharfe, with the extensive Grass Woods to the north of the village, this is a superb walking area. Down dale is Bolton Abbey with the Abbey ruins, the Priory and the famous “Strid Walk”. A little further is the elegant town of Ilkley, overlooked by the famous Ilkley Moor. Up dale are Kettlewell and Buckden boasting spectacularly beautiful limestone scenery. With many other beauty spots scattered throughout Wharfedale, Grassington provides a great base for exploring the local area and all that the Dales have to offer, with Brontë Country and York also being within easy motoring distance.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter