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Ermysted's Cottage

(Ref. 1016932)

Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • clean (17)
  • skipton (14)
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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved every minute of it such a clean place looks smart."

    Will come back again 100% love it.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2024

  • "Finding a parking space not always easy contrary to what was implied in the listing."

    Could be a problem for those with mobility issues. Similarly, stairs were VERY steep! Great property though - clean, comfortable and beautiful decor.

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.7Sep 2023

  • "Cottage is lovely, clean and comfortable."

    It has everything you need for a relaxing break. Have stayed here a few times now and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had to buy toilet paper as there was not enough."

    We ran out of liquid soap on the first night. There was no dishwashing detergent supplied. The welcome pack consisted of a packet of biscuits. Not even a small bottle of Milk in the fridge. Only five tea bags for a three night stay. The toilet seat was loose which was uncomfortable. No toiletries. You were greeted at the front door with a whole lot of weeds including a significant sized nettle in front of the door. These gripes may not seem all that significant but when you pay in excess of £600 for three nights accommodation that makes them Important. I understand there is a School Holiday/Bank Holiday premium and I take that into account. By way of comparison we checked into a better located and bigger cottage in Louth today with a big welcome pack of half a dozen items, toiletries, abundant amounts of tea, coffee, toiletries, cleaning materials etc. The cost was nearly £200 less for the equivalent stay.

    Thank you for your feedback, I'm sorry that your stay did not meet your expectations. We will look into the points raised and rectify these issues immediately. When I spoke to you, had you mentioned your concerns then I would have had these rectified sooner Unfortunately, we do not offer toiletries, we find people tend to prefer to use their own, we also like to do our bit and stay away from the single use small plastic bottles. We alway welcome feedback to improve the quality of the accommodation we offer Kindest regards Sally and Stuart Property Owner

    Reviewed by ANDREW3.1Aug 2023

  • "The cottage was extremely well maintained and clean with every facility."

    The stairs were a little steep for older people and nearby parking was hit and miss. Otherwise we were very satisfied with the property and enjoyed our stay there.

    Reviewed by Rod5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a great stay."

    Excellent location. Everything was lovely. Great base to explore Skipton and the beautiful dales. Keelham Farm shop was fabulous and only a 15 minute walk. Didn't get to park right outside the cottage but the bays in front were fine for loading/unloading and we always got a space nearby. Loved that we could walk to the centre and the station easily. Sorry we didn't comment in the visitor's book but left it till last minute and didn't have a pen!

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in this cottage."

    Clean and very well equipped. Very well situated in Skipton. We did find the stairs a bit steep. We managed but would not suit everyone.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    Very clean and well maintained. Have stayed here before and will stay again. Owners very helpful should you need them. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and we found Skipton a great location with very good rail links for exploring the Dales and other local sites of interest."

    The owner was very responsive when we had a technical issue with the tv.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage close to all amenities."

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jun 2023

  • "A lovely cottage made more interesting by the brief history of the place included in the information pack."

    Super location only a short walk from the town centre but very quiet at night. You could hear the owls over in Skipton woods. Everything was clean, with a well equipped kitchen and comfortable bedrooms and lounge. The back garden was a sun trap and the coffee shop in front of the cottage was a bonus! As previous visitors had noted, parking was not a problem and we had no problem parking at the front to unload and repack our car. All in all a great find and we will be back!

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0May 2023

  • "Very well equipped cottage in easy walking distance of Skipton."

    Would stay again.

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Mar 2023

  • "We loved our stay in Skipton and your cottage gave us a perfect base to explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales!"

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Aug 2022

  • "Perfect holiday cottage ideal location ."

    Exceptionally clean and nice touches I.e biscuits tea and coffee , excellent advice and great little guide books

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Aug 2022

  • "Ermysteads cottage ."

    We had a wonderful week in Skipton,it was only a 5/10 minute stroll to the centre/ marketplace,.parking was hit and miss at the property as it was first come etc.but we knew this ,but 50yds up the road (nextsideStreet )we never failed to find a space. The property was perfect for our needs ,I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending it, but be aware I am 70 my wife is 68 the stairs are very steep would be very difficult for anybody with mobility issues.the bed was comfy and at night time very Quiet,and a lovely walk in shower . Netflix on tv if you need it it and WiFi was excellent.Would not hesitate coming back. Sue &Steve Leicestershire.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Great property."

    Very impressed with cleanliness and facilities however I thought there could be more cleaning materials provided. Only had 1 bottle of multi purpose cleaner to clean everything. No toilet cleaner and no spare bin bags. This is just a minor thing and would not stop us staying there again. No other faults whatsoever. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was comfortable and spotless, with facilities provided as described."

    As walkers ideally we would have preferred a bath to sooth aching limbs, but the shower was extremely effective and worked well.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Apr 2022

  • "Clean cosy cottage near all facilities!"

    Reviewed by Elisabeth4.7Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic little bolt hole."

    Easy walk into the centre of Skipton. Very clean and well equipped. No designated parking but ample places on surrounding streets. Great guest information pack on arrival with welcome gifts made the place feel very inviting.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Feb 2022

  • "Cottage was superb and really clean and comfortable."

    A short walk into the High Street and whilst you can't park outside we parked on a side road nearby. The owner was very helpful when Sykes had not updated the property details with the new keybox code and we couldn't get into the keybox on arrival. She gave us the new code over the telephone. The cottage is a great location for exploring the Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Feb 2022

  • "Nice property, very clean, well appointed."

    Great Location. Stairs very steep!, parking not great. Enjoyed my stay though

    Reviewed by Colin3.8Dec 2021

  • "Immaculately clean, beautifully decorated and well equipped cottage, a few minutes walk from the canal and centre of Skipton."

    Would definitely recommend and hope to stay again.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2021

  • "Rather low on "basics" when we arrived little washing up liquid and only one disposable dish cloth no hand towel in kitchen?"

    Reviewed by Alistair5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a great week at the cottage."

    It had everything you need including a private secluded patio to the rear of the cottage and it was so close to the centre. The cottage was so well equipped with everything you need. We will definately return to this property.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2021

  • "Cottage was just what we wanted."

    ..clean, comfortable, modern & great location. 5 minutes walk into town. Parking wasn't an issue as we parked just around the corner on private side street & we always got a space. Close to drive to some great beauty spots in the Dales.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely stay in Skipton."

    The cottage was of a very high standard of decor and comfort. Would recommend

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2021

  • "A very well presented cottage in an ideal location, 5 minutes walk into Skipton and all its pleasures."

    Plenty of Shops,Pubs and restaurants and Skipton Castle ( highly recommend), all within easy walking. Easy Driving to plenty of interesting places. Lots of walking if that's what you like. The Cottage itself was ideal for 2 people, quiet,clean and recently refurbished. The small yard at the back was great, sitting in the evening sun with a glass of wine reading and reflecting on a busy day enjoying ourselves. Ideal Break. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by George5.0Jun 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this well presented cottage, in a great location minutes from town centre."

    Beautifully decorated with top quality finish. Certainly worthy of its "5 tick" rating. Parking in nearby car park was easy and worked for us.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very comfortable clean cottage , the stairs are pretty step, but i have found that to be the case in four cottages that i have rented so far in Skipton ."

    But everything worked well in the cottage and as it,s only been on the market i think for this year you could tell how new all the fittings were, also very handy being that end of skipton for the railway station and only a ten minute walk into the center of the town. So very happy with my stay there even had two nice days of weather at the end of the week.

    Reviewed by Lucien5.0May 2021

  • "Although I'm 85, this was my first experience of renting a property!"

    (May 7th - 14th 2021) Very impressed by the detailed information received at all stages. My daughter and I were delighted with the standard of Ermytred's Cottage in Skipton, which set an incredibly high bar for any holiday property I may contemplate renting in the future. Everything went smoothly, resulting in a most enjoyable and relaxing break after a traumatic year of lockdowns - and moving, oh so reluctantly, last July from Yorkshire to Worcestershire to be nearer to family. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Fran5.0May 2021

  • "One of the bezt equipped cottages we have stayed in and we have stayed in lot, furnished to a high standard and very conveniently located to the town centre."

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Apr 2021

  • "The entire experience exceeded our expectations which is remarkable given the difficulties posed by covid."

    The booking process was simple and information accurate. Ermysted cottage in Skipton where we stayed had just been renovated to a very high standard for a cottage of that age. Yes the stairs were steep but we are in our late 60's and were able to cope. The information on car parking meant we expected to have to be flexible and on occasions find alternatives, which we did. All in all a smashing week and one we hope to repeat in the future.

    Reviewed by K5.0Apr 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with gas fire
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.5 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: There is a Good Housekeeping Bond of £250 for this property - This money will not be taken upfront, however you may be issued with charges up to this amount if there are any damages sustained
  • Please be advised week long bookings can only start on a Friday at this property and short breaks can only start and end on a Monday or a Friday to coincide with the owner's change over day.

The property

Ermysted's Cottage is a stone-built, terraced cottage positioned in a quiet backwater location within the ever-popular market town of Skipton.

This Skipton cottage is full of character and retains much charm of a 'bygone age', making an ideal retreat for couples or small families.

After a day of touring the North Dales, you can look forward to unwinding in the sitting room, tuning into your favourite TV shows whilst the fire provides a gentle warmth to the room.

Continue into the well-designed contemporary kitchen, boasting a plethora of appliances including an electric oven and gas hob, along with all the utensils and crockery needed for a sumptuous family feast.

Climb the staircase to the first floor and be greeted by two lovely bedrooms; the master bedroom includes a lavish king-size bed, whilst the second bedroom is home to a full sized single. Here you will also find a sizable shower room with walk-in shower unit.

Head out to the enclosed garden for a breath of fresh air, or pop on your walking boots and waterproof coats for a great outdoor adventure.

Often known as ‘The Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales’, it’s no surprise that Skipton has become a firm favourite amongst holidaymakers.

Explore the medieval castle and its ancient woodland, take canal boat trips or relish in a day at the swimming pool, golf course or tennis courts.

Skipton also has a network of walks including gentle rambles and challenging fell walks within close proximity of the town.

The award-winning High Street is a short walk away and offers a great choice of restaurants, tea rooms, coffee shops and fish and chip shops, whilst the traditional market sells fresh produce throughout the year such as local cheeses, fish, meat and fresh vegetables.

Not forgetting that the Yorkshire Dales is on your doorstep; discover the beautifully restored Embasy & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, Stepping Stones, and The Strid Ancient Woodland.

Escape to the admirable Yorkshire countryside with a stay at Ermysted's Cottage.

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 be advised week long bookings can only start on a Friday at this property and short breaks can only start and end on a Monday or a Friday to coincide with the owner's change over day.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas