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Woodman Cottage

(Ref. 974690)

Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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  • well (23)
  • comfortable (22)
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  • parking (17)

49 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    We were very pleased will all the extra little touches and amenities, you could tell a lot of thought had been put in to making the place homey. It was very cosy and felt like a home away from home. We loved sitting by the fire and the bed was very comfy. We were close enough to everything we needed. We would definitely come again and recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Jessica5.0Feb 2024

  • "This is a delightful, cosy and well maintained little house."

    Perfect for a couple or solo visitor. Extremely well equipped, comfortable and friendly! The property is very convenient for the town centre where there are plenty of good cafés and restaurants. Also within walking distance of the train and bus station if travelling by public transport. Loved it!

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Jan 2024

  • "Very well equipped and comfortable cottage offset from the main road within 5 minutes walk of town with many attractions, eating establishments and shops."

    Free parking available just round the corner in the next side street (neighbours and shop use the limited outside parking). Newsagents for last minute essentials and a coffee shop next to the cottage on the main road which although busy at times did not disturb us. Appreciated little extras left by the owners such as oil, ketchup and spices which we were allowed to use. The most up to date and extensive information I have ever seen (on the cottage, attractions, eating places etc)... put together by the owners.

    Reviewed by Suzette5.0Jul 2023

  • "Unfortunately we had to leave early due to a family illness."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage. There was everything that you needed to make your stay a pleasurable experience. Being an older couple we found the stairs awkward being the only drawback.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very handy for the town."

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Perfect for two people. Well equipped. Comfortable. Good location with easy access to town. Although there is no allocated parking for cottage, parking very near by wasn’t an issue for us.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was very nice and comfy and it had everything you could think of to make your stay enjoyable,it was in a great location,would definitely recommend and would be happy to stay there again."

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Mar 2023

  • "Woodman Cottage is a delightful cottage."

    The owners have thought about everything and we really did not want for nothing. The cottage is cosy and inviting, very clean, nicely decorated and very comfortable. Although there is no parking directly outside the property, we found ample parking on the main road and it was not a problem.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Feb 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in Woodman Cottage, arriving to find a welcome tray of goodies and the woodburner all laid out ready for us."

    The cottage is very tastefully decorated and its well equipped too. One thing that would make it even more comfortable for more folk would be to change the double bed for a king size, which surely most people prefer? Its really convenient for walking and visiting both the town and the wider dales. Parking was really non existent as its first come first served and the three cars outside the cottage never moved for our whole stay. But there is parking near by and we appreciated the drop off space. So all good!

    Reviewed by Colin3.8Dec 2022

  • "Can recommend this stunning cottage providing everything needed for a comfortable stay."

    Lovely decor and very spacious. Great position for beautiful Skipton. 5mins walk to the canal walks, plenty of quality bars and restaurants. Perfect. Thank You.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2022

  • "Cottage was very well equipped and furnished to provide for a comfortable and relaxing stay."

    The cottage is just a short distance from the town centre and there are short cuts you can take to supermarkets, the bus station and the railway station. Whilst parking is almost impossible in front of the cottage you can park your car for free just round the corner (or avail yourself of a weekly parking ticket (£15) for the Council car parks). The stairs in the cottage are relatively steep and would not be suitable for someone with mobility issues.

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage is just lovely and this was our second stay here."

    It's well equipped and incredibly clean. The only issue is parking. The beauty people on the corner take up a lot of the space and others will park behind you and block you in without giving it a second thought. Nothing you can do about it but for us that was the only niggle. Will still be happy to stay again though.

    Reviewed by Vicky4.4Sep 2022

  • "We had a great time in this lovely comfortable cottage."

    It was nice and clean and the furnishings were good quality and comfortable. It seemed spacious, although only one bedroom, it is very well thought out. No outside space, but that didn’t particularly bother us as we were out and about most of the time. I would recommend this cottage for couples. The only thing that would improve it for us would be a TV in the bedroom, but that’s just personal preference.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a wonderful cottage: very well equipped, comfortable and a great base from which to explore the glories of Yorkshire."

    Will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage very comfortable and well equipped."

    Ideally situated for easy access the town centre and the Leeds / Liverpool canal.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2022

  • "This was our son Finn’s first holiday - he is 7 weeks old."

    The cottage was a perfect size for the 3 of us (we brought Finn’s cot with us - which fitted in the bedroom with no problem). The cottage was beautiful, had all the facilities we would need and we really liked the added touches that you don’t get in other properties - cleaning products to use, herbs, spices and oils to cook with, local information and recommendations about where to go. We thought it was fantastic and couldn’t fault it at all. It was also rather cool in the hot days and nights we are having so great to come back to! The location is also brilliant - a 2 minute walk into the centre of Skipton but you don’t hear the noise you would expect by being that close. The bathroom is lovely - especially the shower which we wished we could take home. Thank you for a great holiday!

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Comfortable and well kitted out. Reasonably priced but that could be because of the traffic noise but the noise wouldn't deter me from coming again. Great for buses and trains as I don't drive although my husband does

    Reviewed by June5.0Jul 2022

  • "A very well equipped and comfortable cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2022

  • "Woodman Cottage is beautiful inside with everything you need, in an idea position for walking into town centre, parking is not a issues ample free parking on the street to the right of the cottage."

    Only negative for us it is advertised as small front court yard not the court yard we expected it is actually a bench with a number of wheelie bins around you a few feet from a busy road.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Jun 2022

  • "What a stunning cottage close to town,will definitely book again,amazing"

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in good location for walking into skipton."

    It is extremely well equipped and the log burner was welcome on a cold night. The bathroom is huge and after a day walking the bath was very welcome. Parking wasn't an issue for us as we travelled by train. Would definitely rate this cottage, home from home. Thank you for a lovely stay and welcome.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0May 2022

  • "Thank you, A well presented cottage close to the centre of Skipton."

    Fully equipped and with all consideration made for our comfort. I would particularly like to recommend the very comprehensive guide book that was left for our perusal. A first class deal

    Reviewed by Jon5.0Mar 2022

  • "Cottage was very clean and comfortable and everything there that you needed five ..."

    Cottage was very clean and comfortable and everything there that you needed five minutes walk into the town center and plenty of walks nearby would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Oct 2021

  • "For the fact that you had to vacate the property by 9 and could not arrive till 4 due to the property having a "deep clean", I was disappointed."

    There where alot of cobwebs, behind the table in the living room looked like it had not been cleaned for a long time, my socks were very dirty after just walking about for a few days. Also it states that parking is on a first come basis, but as the beauty salon which is right next to the parking for the cottage and they have a no parking sign and have no problem blocking you in if you park your car there I would not even bother to park outside the cottage. The location of the cottage is perfect and everything in Skipton is just 5 minutes walk.

    Reviewed by Sara4.1Sep 2021

  • "Parking information misleading but we were aware of that from comments made by previous visitors."

    Parking outside the cottage is useless as it is used by several houses and the beauty salon visitors so that even if you parked there you are likely to get boxed in. Having said that the recommended parking around the corner was fine (beware school closing times, very congested for 20 minutes). Cottage lovely, well equipped, excellent position for town, good file of useful information.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage very well equipped Superb location for town and surrounding areas"

    Reviewed by Judith4.7Aug 2021

  • "More like a home than a rental - so many nice decorative touches on top of what we expect as normal from a holiday cottage."

    The local newsagent and particularly the coffee shop were excellent right on the doorstep

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Aug 2021

  • "Staying at Woodman Cottage was an absolute delight and we had such an enjoyable holiday."

    It’s a well loved and taken care of property and the owners have thought of everything to make your stay perfect. It’s exceptionally clean, cosy and beautifully furnished. Everything is to such a high standard. It’s a hidden little gem! It’s perfectly located to explore the Dales and locally. We would recommend to stay here and we will be returning for sure!

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Aug 2021

  • "The location was absolutely perfect, as it was only only a 10 minute walk to Skipton High Street, and 5 minutes to the nearest local pubs / restaurants."

    We ate out on several occasions and the food was very good each time, and very reasonably priced. The Cottage's owners were extremely helpful and friendly, as was everyone we met during our stay in Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage full of quirky extras."

    Very comfortable and really love it. Skipton is a really great place to relax and enjoy the surrounding countryside.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Oct 2020

  • "We would not hesitate to recommend this lovely cottage to any one considering a holiday in Skipton."

    It's handy for the main high street and only a stroll down to the canal and railway station. Parking in front of the cottage is a little restrictive, but there is ample parking one street away. The cottage has everything you require is clean and tidy with hardly any traffic noise We were so taken by the modern cuckoo clock in the kitchen, we actually purchased one on our return home.

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely comfortable and tastefully decorated cottage with lots of extras."

    This was a very welcome break as we did not think we would get a holiday this year.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Sep 2020

  • "We appreciated the bench out the front & moved a box for a table temporarily."

    Good shower room. Welcome pack (despite Covid restrictions) was appreciated.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Sep 2020

  • "The parking in front of the cottage was virtually non exsistent so we had to ..."

    The parking in front of the cottage was virtually non exsistent so we had to find somewhere else to park further away from the cottage and the noise we had to put up with from the renovation work in progress next door was very upsetting

    Reviewed by John4.4Aug 2020

  • "The house had everything you could possibly need but was homely and comfortable on top."

    The location is great and town and all amenities on your doorstep. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2020

  • "Woodman Cottage is a beautiful well equipped cottage with lots of lovely touches and added extras which made for a very pleasant stay."

    Parking outside the cottage was not always possible which involved parking in the nearby road or nearby car park, however we were aware that this would be be on a first come first served basis. There were only a few minor points regarding the cottage itself, such as no socket near the dressing table in the bedroom which meant having to dry my hair downstairs at the dining table, and also the shower basket provided for holding shampoo, etc was attached too high on the wall to be easily accessed. Plus points were the coat hooks for hanging coats on - something sadly lacking in most other cottages we have stayed in - which were a godsend considering we were staying during the tail end of storm Dennis! On the whole we found it very comfortable and very conveniently situated in the town and would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Carol4.4Feb 2020

  • "This is an AMAZING cottage!"

    We stayed for 3 nights over a long weekend and we could not fault the accommodation, it was exactly as advertised, if not better and everything you might need was supplied. The welcome pack from the owners was a lovely addition and gave us everything we needed for our first night in Skipton. There was also so much to do in the surrounding areas we ran out of time, so we will definitely be returning next year! Thank you for an amazing weekend away.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was beautifully decorated, comfortable and cosy - a real home-from-home."

    Many little extras such as the welcome pack of goodies, toiletries and kitchen equipment really made our holiday.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Sep 2019

  • "The Cottage was just as described, it had everying you could possibly need and more."

    It was spotlessly clean, cosy and in a good location for exploring the Dales. Skipton itself is a great little town for exploring the Dales

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7Sep 2019

  • "The only problem is with the parking!"

    We knew about it but, it was other people-not the holiday makers- who caused the problem! I am disabled and have to have my car available, as I have my scooter in the boot. I display various stickers to advise people of the fact, but there’s always one!! The cottage itself is very nice and comfortable. Well placed for the town center and other amenities. Wholeheartedly recommended!

    Reviewed by William5.0Aug 2019

  • "Woodman cottage is a beautiful clean and very cosy cottage."

    With everything you need and more. A Gem of a find. A real home from home. It is situated in a perfect location in Skipton.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2019

  • "Comfortable and cosy cottage in a good location."

    Quiet location but only 5 mins from town and 2 mins to the canal. Very well equipped. We hope to return next year for another wonderful holiday in Skipton.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jun 2019

  • "Perfect location for visiting Yorkshire Dales."

    Cottage was perfect, home from home. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect- clean ,comfortable, accessible by train, handy for everything and exactly as advertised."

    Very much hoping to return.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Feb 2019

  • "Lovely comfy cottage."

    However parking not easy as was repeatedly blocked in by customers of the salon adjoining

    Reviewed by Stephanie3.8Dec 2018

  • "The cottage made all the difference."

    It was like being at home - that was the impression we got when we first opened the door. Everything that we could have needed was provided and it all worked! There was even a Nespresso machine and for us that's a big plus. The cottage was quirky in the nicest possible way; there were so many personal touches that it felt almost as though we knew the owner(s) - pity we didn't quite meet them. It was so handy for the town centre - just a short walk, and the parking area next to the cottage worked well (in that we always managed to get parked there). If we need a cottage in Skipton again this is where we'll want to be. I can't praise this cottage highly enough - so much better than we could have imagined. Oh, and another thing - the bathroom (bath and shower) was a dream; then again, it all was.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Aug 2018

  • "Absolutely delighted with the cottage."

    Very well equipped. Lovely hamper met us with bread, milk, fruit etc and written welcome on board. Owner had also been extremely accommodating by allowing us to alter our booking dates due to family circumstances. We really hope to stay again.

    Reviewed by Steffie5.0Aug 2018

  • "Lovely well kept and clean cottage, the positioning to Skipton was ideal for us just a nice walk to the centre and facilities."

    The lack of car parking wasnt a problem as there was on road parking just around the corner and we never used the car all weekend. The welcome basket was an added bonus.

    Reviewed by Colin4.4Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was very cozy, comfortable and very clean."

    Everything you needed home from home. Welcome tray well stocked with all the basics milk, bread, coffee, tea, fruit, butter,biscuits and even wine. Plenty of hot water and towels. We would highly recommend to our family and friends. One of the best we have ever stayed in!

    Reviewed by Laurence5.0Jul 2018

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  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, Nespresso machine, electric juicer, washer/dryer, iron, ironing board and hairdryer
  • Smart TV, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power included in the rent
  • Starter pack for stove included in the winter months
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Outside seating area
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 mins walk, pub 4 mins walk
  • Parking spaces just round the corner and there’s also a pay and display car park five mins walks away which costs £15 per week to park
  • Note: The stairs are slightly steep and a little narrower than standard
  • Note: The stable door from the kitchen leads out to a shared alleyway leading to the front of the cottage
  • Please note: There is parking spaces for loading and unloading outside the cottage
  • Please note: This property only accepts bookings which are inside the duration of Friday - Friday
  • If you wish to book the property from the 24th March - 29th March 2024 please get in touch.

The property

A charming, stone-built, end terrace cottage, just a short stroll from Skipton's award-winning high street.

This cottage is one of the oldest buildings in the town, part of the original Coaching House that served the old market town. Full of character and charm it seamlessly combines many original features, such as exposed stonework and traditional beams with contemporary furnishings providing a first-class holiday cottage ideal for a romantic break. Renovated to a high standard, this lovely cottage features a delightful sitting room with a feature fireplace and cosy woodburning stove, exposed beams and contemporary styling which leads to a well-laid out kitchen featuring an exposed stone wall, a stable door and individual styling. Upstairs, the bedroom features a double bed and an adjacent spacious bathroom with a freestanding bath and separate shower, providing an ideal place to relax and unwind after a day exploring this wonderful area. Situated slightly back behind an interesting small parade of shops including a specialist coffee roaster and tea merchant, a beauty salon and a newsagents/general store. Arguably, it is possible to enjoy a fine cup of coffee whilst having your nails done and reading the newspaper, all without taking your slippers off! It provides an excellent base to enjoy the many delights of the famous town, recently voted by the Sunday Times as The Best Place To Live In Great Britain. Craven Leisure Centre featuring two pools, pitch and putt and tennis courts in 20 acres of parkland and famous farm shop and restaurant serving fresh local groceries, ales and fine wine are just a few mins up the road. A short stroll also takes guests to the Medieval Castle, one of the oldest in the country, the lively canal basin, Skipton woods, the fabulous four-day market set out down the entire length of the main high street and the many excellent pubs, restaurants and cafes of Sheep Town. Further afield, enjoy moorland walks at Bolton Abbey, the local farmers' markets at Grassington, Settle’s famous cheese dairy and artisan shops or visit elegant Harrogate or picturesque Kirkby Lonsdale, all within easy reach of this Skipton cottage. An ideal place to get away from it all, relax and enjoy this superb location

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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: x7 night bookings require a Friday check in
Note: Parking spaces just round the corner and there’s also a pay and display car park five mins walks away which costs £15 per week to park
Note: The stairs are slightly steep and a little narrower than standard.
Note: The stable door from the kitchen leads out to a shared alleyway leading to the front of the cottage.
Please note: There is parking spaces for loading and unloading outside the cottage.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas