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Dray Cottage

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Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Previously stayed in Dray Cottage."

    We love the position, it's quiet and convenient, very comfortable and well equipped. The small outside space can be a little sun trap, and a safe area for four legged friends. Skipton is a fabulous town with independent and national shops. Walks on the door step and even more in the surrounding areas. One observation, the cottage, although spotlessly clean, does seem to be getting a little rough round the edges, a lick of paint here and there, wouldn't put us off going again though. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Mar 2024

  • "There were 2 sofas shown in the advertising pictures but there was actually only 1 sofa and a chair We had to buy masking tape to cover over all the places drafts were getting in."

    It was very cold. The light in the bathroom mirror didn’t work so we only had the ceiling lights which were behind us. We left a day early due to the discomfort.

    Reviewed by Judith3.1Feb 2024

  • "It’s a lovely clean cottage in a fantastic location."

    Lots of information for walks and local amenities are there for anyone that’s not been to the area before. I thoroughly enjoyed my stay and my little ones were also very content. A box of toys and books were also there, which was a pleasant and unexpected gesture. Communication from owner before our trip was great as well and resulted in a travel cot and high chair being provided which was amazing help. Thankyou for our wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Tanya4.4Jan 2024

  • "We have been to Dray Cottage many times and our stay was as great as ever."

    The Cottage is perfectly placed for the lovely town of Skipton but in a quiet area, we will be back!

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, had everything we needed in a great location for walking down the canal & around skipton."

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Nov 2023

  • "Little gem which we would be more than happy to visit again"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2023

  • ""Lovely Cottage in great location" The welcome gifts were a lovely surprise and very much appreciated."

    Clean, comfortable, warm and cosy cottage. Great location overlooking the canal and an easy walk to all local amenities, Bus and Train Stations. Sophie, the host, was extremely helpful and we would love to return. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2023

  • "It is a lovely cottage, it has everything you need for a peaceful holiday."

    You really can't fault anything. Would definitely stay there again. The owner has thought about everything, you may need for your comfort.

    Reviewed by Tjerkje4.7Oct 2023

  • "Lovely Cottage, fabulous location easy walking along the canal or short stroll into town."

    Great to wake up in the morning to watch them change the canal boats over ready for the day - it’s a great skill. The cottage was warm and cosy with comfy beds. Lots of information about the area and beyond. Everything you need to have a most enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Sandy5.0Oct 2023

  • "Arrived to find a lovely welcoming property."

    A delicious homemade cake , fresh milk and Prosecco had been left for us to enjoy which was a lovely surprise . The cottage was spotlessly clean , bed and bedding lovely . There was plenty of local information detailing walks , places to eat and local attractions to visit .All in all a fantastic place to stay

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Sep 2023

  • "Great central location for exploring Skipton and surrounding area with convenient parking provided for the week."

    Easy walking distance to all local amenities. Pretty, comfortable, well equipped cosy cottage overlooking the canal. Super comfy big bed. Very helpful, accommodating owner. Really nice touches such as the welcoming prosecco, cake and milk. Would definitely return -great property and lovely place.

    Reviewed by Ian4.1Jul 2023

  • "Clean well equipped cottage within walking distance of most of Skipton"

    Reviewed by Fred3.8Jun 2023

  • "Comfortable & Cosy cottage in a fantastic location right in the heart of Skipton."

    Parking was easy, just 100 yards away with a pass included for the 4 nights we stayed. The King size bed was lovely and we had great sleep during our stay, shower over the bath was powerful and hot and the kitchen was of a high standard. Sophie the host was extremely helpful and the chocolate cake & Prosecco was a nice touch. Would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fantastic location central for everything."

    Our send visit and will be back

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Feb 2023

  • "We had a great time at Dray cottage."

    The cottage was warm , clean and welcoming and all fixtures and fittings in good repair. Very comforatable bed too, so we slept well. We were grateful to find a good cottage that also welcomed our dog. Thank you for the welcoming gifts of cake, milk and Prosecco. When we had a small problem, the owner, Sophie was quick to help us which was much appreciated. All in all, a great place for a winter break in a very interesting town and beautiful environment. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Jan 2023

  • "Overall the cottage was comfortable, well located within Skipton very easy to get around."

    We did find that the heating instructions provided did not match the system, no bread board to cut bread on, and the sink and bath plugs were not clean with black mould in the bathroom, and the Louvre doors in the bathroom very dusty. This is being picky as the condition overall was good, but these small details make the difference. Good communication with the owner.

    Reviewed by Nicki3.8Nov 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great location."

    Very comfortable and cosy.Has everything you need.Owners are very helpful.Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Nov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage has everything you need."

    Great location central for everthing. If I had to find fault it was the banging of the pipes when you put the heating on so we had to keep turning it off so sometimes we were cold... But wud definitely book the cottage again

    Reviewed by Bernadette4.7Oct 2022

  • "Just had a lovely week at Dray Cottage,everything and more was in the cottage that we needed,Also a lovely little touch,of milk,cake and Prosecco,in the fridge."

    Cottage really close to Town Centre,with shops,restaurants and pubs,lots of lovely walks along the canal.Had a little problem,phoned the owner Sophie,she was lovely,and said she would fix it that same day.We can’t wait to book this cottage again.Thankyou again Sophie,for letting us stay in your cottage,Would Definitely Recommend.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback Dorothy. I'm so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Sophie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Oct 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay in Dray cottage very much."

    We did feel that a visitors book and an information pack about the cottage would be helpful although there was plenty of information about Skipton and walks in the area. On your site it said access was from 3pm but the owner said 4pm. However the owner was extremely helpful in sorting this out with us as we were arriving by taxi. We would definitely book Drag cottage if we return to Skipton.

    I'm so sorry about the confusion with the arrival times. I have now changed this to 4pm to give more time for cleaning and sorting in the future. Sorry about the lack of visitor's book and information pack. These were removed during times of Covid but perhaps it's time to put them back in now. Thanks for the reminder! Glad you enjoyed your stay in Skipton. Sophie Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Aug 2022

  • "A sweet place to stay in the very heart of Skipton, the gateway to the dales."

    Dray cottage is the perfect spring board for a delightful stay exploring..we loved it, and appreciated the generous welcome-home made cake and proseco.We'll certainly be back!

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Apr 2022

  • "Pleasent cottage as described very handy for everything in Skipton."

    Lovely cake and bottle wine also milk in fridge which was a nice touch. Small outside space at rear only negative it was over looked by surrounding property's but as so central to be expected. We have a rough collie dog who we walked every morning along canal path which is outside.

    Reviewed by Maureen4.7Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely few days staying in Dray cottage Skipton."

    The cottage was very well equipped comfortable and cosy close to all amenities in Skipton. Lovely walks from the door step and plenty of pubs and restaurants close by. The owner left a lovely cake and Prosecco to welcome us a fabulous touch.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable. In a superb location. The owner is very friendly and helpful. What would have made my stay in dray cottage better is if there was more saucepans and a chair in the bedroom.

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage,very clean and welcoming,ideal location"

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage just call Sophie and they do everything will hopefully stay there again June paul and will the dog"

    Reviewed by Paul4.4Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage in great location to explore all that Skipton has to offer."

    Lovely and clean with everything you need. Great shower, tv and hairdryer in both bedrooms. Lovely welcome with a homemade cake and prosecco in fridge...cake was delicious. Lots of places to eat and Skipton has a vibrant market and town centre and some lovely places to walk. Fab little cottage situated next to the canal in a great location.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, warm, comfortable, well equipped, (a bit more cutlery would have been useful)."

    Fabulous position, everything on your doorstep, with easy access to other places of interest. Weekly car parking provided in public car park a few yards away, brilliant. Wifi, not good, slow and erratic, tv poor reception. Two of the gas rings didn't work, one of which the owner must have been aware of. Never the less would still recommend a stay in this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Brilliant location on canal side"

    Reviewed by William5.0Sep 2021

  • "Good location lovely cottage clean and comfortable."

    Located on the canal and next to the royal shepherd that served good meals. Nice touch by the owner leaving a lovely cake. Would recommend this property and would definitely book this again

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Aug 2021

  • "Had a lovely week at Dray Cottage, very cosy, well equipped, central location and great views of the canal."

    Thanks to the owners for the treats provided especially the fantastic chocolate cake. Will certainly be visiting again.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Jun 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x single with trundle bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with electric stove
  • Gas central heating with electric stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Weekly parking permit for one car in public car park 60 yards away
  • Patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 mile
  • Check-in time is 4pm and Check-out time is 10am. Please note: This property has a £150 good housekeeping

The property

Tucked away close to the town centre of Skipton with views over the canal, rests this charming little abode, Dray Cottage. Boasting character throughout, this semi-detached home welcomes couples and small families looking to break away from normal life and explore this scenic Yorkshire Dales. After a day of rambling in the Dales, relax in the comfortable sitting room beside the electricstove and sink into the sofa while you browse the Smart TV for a good film. In the kitchen, you will find modern appliances including a dishwasher, an electric oven and gas hob, fridge-freezer along with all the utensils and crockery needed to whip up a tasty feast.

As you tire, head upstairs and be greeted by two delightful bedrooms; the master includes a plush super-king-size bed (which can be split into two single beds), whilst the second bedroom is home to a single bed (with 2ft 6 pull-out bed).

All the bed linen is 100% Egyptian cotton to aide a comfortable nights sleep.

There is also a refreshing bathroom with a bath and overhead shower so you can decide how to best prepare for the day.

To the exterior of Dray Cottage is a small patio area with table and chairs, ideal for your morning coffee or a cold beverage on a sunny afternoon.

Parking is found in a nearby car park, situated 60 yards from the cottage with the cost of the weekly pass being paid for by the owner.

Regarded as ‘The Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales’, it’s no surprise that Skipton has become a popular spot amongst holidaymakers.

Enjoying a wide sweeping high street, this historic town offers something for everyone; history buffs can explore the iconic Norman castle, whilst those looking to get their fix of shopping will enjoy browsing the independent businesses lining the high street, and there are also plenty of pubs and restaurants to take your pick from.

Avid walkers will be in awe of the surrounding area; enjoy scenic walks along the canal, delve into the open countryside with walks around Sharp Haw, Flasby Fell or simply enjoy a stroll in Skipton Woods, located at the back of the castle.

With easy accessibility to the Yorkshire Dales and all it has to offer this is the perfect location for a break away.

Other nearby attractions include the Embasy & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, or the Settle to Carlisle railway for a historic day out alongside stunning landscapes or see sparkling water features at Janet’s Foss waterfall and natural pool.

Whatever time of year, enjoy a memorable escape to the Yorkshire Dales at Dray Cottage.

Please note: This property has a £150 good housekeeping

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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: This property has a £150 good housekeeping

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas