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Pemba Cottage

(Ref. 1016674)

Threshfield, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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79 Customer Reviews

  • "This cottage is well located for walks straight from the front door."

    Local amenities (pub and Spar shop with excellent local butcher's section) are close by. The cottage has a well equipped kitchen and a large master bedroom. Parking is a small (one car sized) plot immediately outside the front door. It was always available during our stay, however there was ample alternate parking nearby. Would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Neil4.7Apr 2024

  • "Arrived at Pemba Cottage on a wet miserable rainy day and when we walked inside, it was a little oasis of warmth, comfort and delight."

    We settled our cases and such in and then made ourselves comfortable, as did our dogs, in the living room. The furnishings, beds and bedding is of a high quality and all very comfortable. The kitchen is well appointed and has just about every item you could wish for. Even a slow cooker. Very handy as we were obviously out and about exploring on most days. There is a log bin outside with a huge amount in it and you just load a large basket and store it in the corner of the kitchen for use as required. Pay for what you use in an “honesty box.” The house is warm as it is, but we lit a fire for the night after a particularly miserable day out and made extra cosy. There is parking outside the cottage for one large car and space 50 metres around the corner should you have a second car. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay, it’s a great base for exploring the area and I couldn’t recommend it highly enough.

    Great stuff Gary. See you again perhaps?! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a very enjoyable and comfortable stay in Pemba Cottage which is in a great location for enjoying the delights of Warfedale."

    Reviewed by William5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely cottage in a great peaceful location for exploring the moors etc."

    Really comfy bed, lovely open fire. Large kitchen. Pub just round the corner and great Spar shop around the other corner! We would definitely recommend this cottage for a stay.

    Hope to see you back in the Dales soon! Thank you! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Mar 2024

  • "Had a great time staying at Pemba Cottage, a lovely house, well furnished and very comfortable beds."

    The pork pies and port is a nice touch to welcome you, and the owners are available should you have any problems ( which we didn't) Location is ideal for exploring Wharfedale and beyond. All in all, an enjoyable stay, fully recommended.

    Thanks Richard. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2024

  • "Pemba Cottage is a very cosy property, situated in the small village of Threshfield."

    Only a mile or so away from the quaint village of Grassington. We enjoyed our stay - the cottage was constantly warm and there is a log burner to supplement colder nights. The cottage is very well equipped even for your four legged friends!!!!! The owners had very thoughtfully left us some port wine and some pork pies, made by an established local butcher. Our stay was over New Year. The weather was not kind!! It rained a lot but that did not hamper our stay. Literally across the road, we can recommend The Old Hall. Superb food, a log fire and equally superb ales. Our stay was marred by the fact that we could not get the television to work! No matter what we tried, it just would not produce a picture. We sent the owners text messages seeking help - they were SUPERB!!! It has to be said. The problem was eventually solved by linking my laptop to the television and watching television programmes via my laptop and the internet. The owners, very kindly, left us some port wine and some pork pies, produced by a local butcher. Apart from that blimp, we thoroughly recommend Pemba Cottage - you will not be disappointed. Enjoy!!!!

    Thanks folks, that's really kind. TV engineer been today, and a weak signal (locally) combined with an iffy aerial cable, now replaced. So hopefully if you come again, all will be as it should be. Best wishes, Jon and Nik Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2023

  • "Everything inside & about the cottage was just perfect."

    A fabulous location...could not fault in any way. So impressed, planning our return already next year.

    Great stuff. Look forward to having you back next year then! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Everything was lovely,TV reception was hit and miss maybe that’s just the area."

    Thanks Craig. TV reception normally fine. Assume you just were unlucky! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Craig4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely Pemba Cottage our stay has been very welcoming."

    The cottage has all the extra touches ie Tea,coffee ,sugar, all cleaning and washing up ,tin foil cling wrap plus loads of extras, and the welcome pack of pork pies and port was a lovely extra, plus our spaniel Newton was provided with a lovely hamper of dog treats,throws and towels and bowels to use plus many extras. We have stayed many times here and the location is fantastic, lots of walks from your doorstep, and pubs and eating places so nearby,,for such a lovely and great cottage , with a very comfortable super Kingsize bed,we greatly recommend it, we did not use the log fire as the weather was not cold enough, but it would make the evenings so cosy. Thanks again for a lovely stay. Pat and Ian

    Thanks again Pat! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at Pemba Cottage and would stay again."

    Although we gave it 5 stars, there was a couple of minor issues, the sofa under the stairs was not the most comfortable and some of the cooking equipment needed a little more cleaning. Thankyou Nikki and Jon for an enjoyable stay.

    Hello Philip. Thanks for the comments. The sofa 'under the stairs' is only a year or two old and it's our favourite of the two! Unfortunately, in the changeover time available, our cleaning team of two don't have time to rewash every pot or pan in the kitchen. We do do an audit of everything on a regular basis however, and will keep an eye out for the cooking equipment. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Sep 2023

  • "We had an amazing stay at this beautiful cottage."

    It is absolutely gorgeous inside and out, it was exactly what we hoped for when we booked it. Its the perfect base to explore the surrounding area from, which is stunning. We had 2 dogs with us, the cottage was really dog friendly, big basket of treats, toys and blankets for us to use, plus dog towels and shampoo for after muddier walks. There was a very well equipped kitchen which we made good use of, but eating out is no problem either as most places are also dog friendly. The cottage is so cosy, but has plenty of room, we were a family of 4 adults and 2 dogs and it was perfect. Would definately stay again! I would love to light the fire on a winters night. Thanks for a great holiday xx

    Thanks Karen for your lovely comments. Maybe see you in the winter then, or even Christmas?! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "Cottage was amazing - very clean and comfortable."

    Central for walks and well equipped. It was a home from home!

    Thanks Sandra. Very kind. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jun 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage, ideally situated for walks and pubs."

    Easy walk to Grassington. Clean and comfortable, home from home. Contained everything you needed for a stay and the “doggo box” was approved by our spaniel Bailey.

    Great stuff Susan. Hope to see you in the Dales again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely little cottage tucked in a quiet village of the Dales."

    Close enough to walk into the centre of Grassington without the bustle. Great pub a short walk over the road with a nice beer garden. Cottage itself was very well maintained, cosy and very comfortable - perfect for 4 legged friends as well as humans! Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0May 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage in a fabulous location."

    It had everything we needed. Easy access to all of the Dales and more. Walking distance from lovely Grassington. Pub and a well- stocked Spar shop just over the road too. We'll definitely return.

    Look forward to seeing you back Lindsay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindsay4.7Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in the Yorkshire Dales."

    Very clean, & delightful furnishings. Well situated for surrounding walks & exploration. Very local Pub & Spar & plenty of Cafe's & Pubs nearby. We would definitely recommend.

    Thanks John. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2023

  • "Great cottage in a good location for walking the Yorkshire Dales."

    Cottage clean and well maintained and wood burner great at this time of the year. Nice big bedroom with super comfy king size bed. Jon was a great host and very helpful and attentive to our needs. Easy walk to a great pub the Fountaine Inn at Linton. Highly recommended

    Glad you have a great stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Pemba Cottage which started off with a warm welcome from Jon and Nikki as we were greeted by Port and Pork Pies along with a basket of goodies for the dogs!"

    The cottage was warm and welcoming as well as being absolutely spotless. Location wise we felt that Pemba Cottage was perfect with lovely walks, a useful shop and a great pub on the doorstep. Grassington is only a short walk away on well lit pavements making it safe to do in the dark. The facilities in the cottage were exactly as described on the listing and Jon was contactable if we had any problems (we didn’t!). We will definitely be back again and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Pemba Cottage to others. The only thing that may bother people is the lack of outside space but this is more than offset by the beautiful countryside on the doorstep!

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Feb 2023

  • "This was our first stay at Pemba Cottage and we will be back again."

    Very comfortable, clean and just ideal for a stay in the Dales. All amenities, e.g towels, dressing gowns, etc were just right and the super king bed very comfortable! The cottage is situated to enable you to enjoy great walks from your door and close to The Spar shop for supplies and we enjoyed our meals in the Old Hall Inn each night. There was a very good menu there with great specials. Jon the owner of the cottage was in touch and wished us a good holiday and helped with any queries promptly. Thanks so much Jon. Highly recommend a stay at Pemba Cottage!

    Kind words Lynn, thanks. Hope to see you another time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely place, clearly lovely owners, good shop v close, great access to beautiful walks."

    Didn't like the Old Hall pub but there were plenty of alternatives.

    Reviewed by John4.7Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, home from home."

    The cottage is ideally located for loads of walks and local pubs on your doorstop. The super king bed is extremely comfortable. Would definately stay again and would highly recommend.

    Thank you Sarah. You'll be welcome back in the Dales anytime! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2022

  • "Pemba cottage is perfectly placed for easy access to Grassington, Linton Falls and river walks along the Dales Way."

    The cottage is 2 mins walk to the Old Hall Inn pub and there is a modern Spar/fuel supermarket 5 mins walk away that caters for everything including a butchers. The cottage itself is well equipped, well presented and full of character a visit to the Dales. Definitely recommended.

    Kind words Chris, thanks. Hope to have you back another time perhaps! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Nov 2022

  • "Had a fab week here with my husband and our dog."

    Lovely cottage, beautifully furnished and had everything we could have wanted. A short walk across fields to Grassington and the pub across the road was great too. Wouldn't hesitate to book it again.

    Thanks Tracey. Welcome back any time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is a comfortable, well equipped cottage with amenities close by."

    It was good to see that there were plenty of empty cupboards available in the kitchen for our own food and not a lot of excess/ surplus cooking utensils that we have found in some other cottages over many years of hiring holiday lets. We feel that offering to change the bed linen and towels should be the norm if the stay is for a 2 week period.(If it is included in the hiring charge in the 1st place). After all it would be changed between one week lets. The welcome "treat" was much appreciated and enjoyed. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Frances Elizabeth5.0Sep 2022

  • "Well equipped cottage in excellent location for lots of walks with the dog ."

    we really enjoyed our stay at pemba cottage thank you.

    Reviewed by Les5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a great location with easy access to so many places worth visiting."

    Lots of good walks win the immediate area, so car free days are possible. The Old Hall Inn, one minutes walk away serves decent food, so car free evenings are also possible.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a lovely house Pemba Cottage, it was lovely and clean and really well presented, The location is definately 10/10 in Threshfield, Near Grassington is walking from the doorstep to numerous beauty spots."

    Pubs and shops on doorstep. The super kings Sized was so large and comfortable and the dog bowls and treats, plus pork pies and port very welcoming. The only reason we did not give it 10/10 was because of the steep steps to upstairs, we are both 77 after all and did manage the steps, Jon the host was very welcoming and I would definately recommend this cottage

    Thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a nice village."

    Perfectly located for wonderful walks in the Dales, and nearby to the lovely little town of Grassington. The cottage has everything necessary for a fabulous holiday.

    Thanks Kim. That's really kind. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage really massive comfortable bed."

    Was really clean and tidy. Hubby loved the pork pies and I had the port

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in perfect location for amenities of Grassington and lovely walks from the door."

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jul 2022

  • "Got back yesterday from Pemba Cottage, had a lovely time."

    It is a really lovely quaint cottage, very comfortable which is well situated for visiting lots of little qaint villages. A lovely gesture of port & pork pies left for us on arrival which were delicious, thank uou so much for a great stay. Kind regards Annette Nicholls

    That's kind Annette, thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage like home from home comfortable clean and everything you need."

    Thanks Lisa. Hope to welcome you back another time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful Cottage in a beautiful location."

    The little touches were what made it for us, welcoming pork pies with port to accomplish plus the thoughtful treats and basket of useful stuff for our dog. Owners are to be congratulated on their thoughtfulness.

    Reviewed by Francis4.7May 2022

  • "Just wonderful, everything was perfect ,and the best nites sleep ever Thank u ."

    Great stuff Keith. Thanks for your kind words. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2022

  • "This cottage is in an excellent location, ideal for various walks from the doorstep and for walking into Grassington, our car didn't move for a few days."

    Nikki and Jon have done a wonderful job with the very tasteful decor and along with the previous guests we loved the super king bed! The thoughtful personal touches add too the character of this fabulous property.

    Thank you so much Gillian. Look forward to welcoming you back some time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2022

  • "Pemba Cottage was very comfortable, beautifully equipped and furnished."

    The Spar shop has exceptionally good bakery/butcher/fish counter plus delicious pork pies!! The Old Hall Inn, is just a few steps away and is fine for pub food and Light Bites are good, all at very decent prices.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Apr 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in a beautiful setting, well equipped and spotless throughout."

    Everything was as described, and we will certainly be returning again for many more visits and years to come. Thank you very much.

    Thanks Nikki. Look forward to seeing you next time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Apr 2022

  • "A perfect relaxing break the cottage was very well equipped and lots of little ..."

    A perfect relaxing break the cottage was very well equipped and lots of little thoughtful touches looking forward to our next visit already

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Mar 2022

  • "A really lovely cottage in a stunning location."

    The property was clean, comfortable and had everything we (and the dogs) needed for our stay. The location is incredible, with beautiful Dales walks from the doorstep and plenty of places to stop off for a bite to eat and a drink (or two . . . ) within easy walking distance. Already planning out next trip and would be more than happy to be based at Pemba Cottage again.

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Feb 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely everything you needed for a holiday cottage the bed was super."

    We where there when storm Dudley hit so came away a day early before Eunice came into play

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Everything you need for a relaxing stay near Grassington. Spotlessly clean. Fabulous main bedroom. Quality bedding on a very comfortable bed. Lovely decor. We will certainly be returning. Walking straight from the door or a short drive if you want to explore the area. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Wendie5.0Jan 2022

  • "Overall a nice cottage to stay in."

    Has all the facilities you need, comfortable and clean. Close to Grassington. Good location for walking in Yorkshire dales

    Reviewed by Neil4.4Jan 2022

  • "Second visit to this lovely cottage, and every bit as good as the first."

    Extremely well equipped, well presented and very comfortable. Warm and cosy despite being a chilly week in December. Excellent dog basket to welcome the four legged members of the family. Walks to Grassington, Burnsall and Linton straight from the door, and ideally located for accessing all of the Dales landmarks. Highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2021

  • "We had a very nice week in the cottage, great location for walking and close to shop, pub etc."

    The bed was very comfortable and ‘large’ the whole cottage was warm too. Wi-fi was usable if not fast, TV stations very limited but that the area! We will probably return at some point, thanks!

    Reviewed by David4.7Dec 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage great location comfiest bed I've ever slept in."

    ...would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2021

  • "A very comfortable cottage with lots of unexpected extras like a basket full of various food, treats and toys for our dog."

    Had a lovely break and can highly recommend Pemba Cottage.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage, everything & more you could possibly want."

    Hugh comfy bed, hot powerful shower. Loads of extra touches to make it special. Will definitely be coming back. Dog treats & dishes, & towels provided in case you've forgotten anything. Pies & port where a nice touch on arrival. Overall excellent.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely perfect."

    All the little touches that make a holiday special have been considered. I couldn’t recommend this cottage more highly.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed Pemba Cottage from the welcoming pork pies and doggie ..."

    We thoroughly enjoyed Pemba Cottage from the welcoming pork pies and doggie treats to extremely comfortable bed there is nothing to fault and it’s a fantastic base to explore the wonderful Yorkshire countryside

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Oct 2021

  • "Had a great Holliday and loved the cottage and would go back"

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautifully presented cottage in a wonderful location."

    Lots of little extras within the cottage that make you feel right at home such as a selection of tea and coffee, pork pies, hand soap in the bathroom and dressing gowns in the bedroom next to the giant comfy bed. Really well looked after cottage and we managed to park right outside every day. Fabulous area with some great walks right on your doorstep. Lovely pub within a stones throw that serves excellent food and Grassington is only a 15-20 minute walk away along a lit road with pathway for a wider selection of pubs. If you are eating out in the evening I recommend you book if it is in the summer months as they get very busy. The whole area is very dog friendly. This is the loveliest area I have stayed in England and definitely the best cottage

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2021

  • "We all enjoyed our stay at Pemba Cottage, it was lovely and clean, the beds were very comfy, and the little extra’s were very much appreciated!"

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2021

  • "A fantastically located cottage with a warm and welcoming feel."

    This cottage is very well equipped with everything that you need for a self-catering stay. Exceptionally clean and tidy, we enjoyed the very comfy beds with quality bed linen. Pemba cottage is in a quiet location with wonderful walks from the door and has owners that are responsive and helpful.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a brilliant holiday."

    A lovely little cottage with lots of great touches (tea, coffee, dog treats etc) and the best bed we’ve ever slept in. It was spotless and really well kitted out. It’s also in a great location with a pub and shop only a few minutes walk away. Great base for walking with walks from your door and less than a mile across fields to pretty Linton.

    Reviewed by R5.0Jul 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pemba cottage."

    There was a lovely welcome basket for our dog and also some port and a pie for us. Very crummy. A really comfortable cottage with access to many lovely walks including Linton waterfall. Grassington only just over a mile away which is a lovely village. The Old Hall Inn is just a stones throw away. They are very dog friendly and the food is very good.

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage is everything you could wish for its like home from home."

    Very clean and really comfortable the facilities are very good. In a lovely position in Threshfields so many lovely walks on your doorstep and plenty places to eat. Would definately recommend

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2021

  • "Comfortable and spotlessly clean cottage in an excellent location for exploring the Dales."

    Very peaceful location.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0May 2021

  • "Just what we were looking for!"

    . Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0May 2021

  • "Really well equipped comfortable cottage."

    The Old Hall Inn is a good place to eat and drink and only a 1 minute walk. A Spar supermarket is just a little further away which incorporates petrol forecourt, butcher and cake counter. Great location for walking (even from the doorstep). Would be be very happy to holiday here again. Jon and Nikki were very helpful and the “little extras” were a really nice touch and much appreciated!

    Reviewed by Iain4.4Apr 2021

  • "Pemba is a very comfortable, welcoming cottage in a delightful village."

    There was great communication from Jon who with Nikki went above and beyond providing everything we needed even for Lily our border collie. The bed was fabulous so much so that we have ordered a mattress for ourselves. There were so many nice touches to the cottage eg the selection of tea and coffee and the delicious pork pie and port. The decor is so bright and homely. The location is exceptional, we walked over 10 miles each of the 4 days we were there and no need to drive anywhere if you didn’t want to. We had a much needed G & T/pint at the local pub on a couple of occasions after a brilliant day’s walking. We were extremely lucky with the weather and had a perfect holiday. Thank you so much. Sue, Chris and Lily.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2021

  • "Had a wonderful short stay at Pemba ."

    Very cosy , clean and comfortable . Great communication from Jon. Lots of nice touches and the owners have gone to a lot of thought and trouble to provide for a perfect stay. Highly recommended - thanks again for a lovely few days.

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Dec 2020

  • "We have just returned from a brilliant stay at Pemba Cottage."

    It was a last minute decision to visit the Dales following our holiday abroad not been able to go ahead & we got very lucky that Pemba Cottage was available. The cottage is in a great location & was lovely inside, as soon a we entered we felt at home. Had everything you would need for a great stay in the Dales & the items the hosts had prepared in the cottage was a great touch, lovely pork pies, Port & a welcome pack for our dog, as well as a welcome guide with all information you need about the cottage & area. An all round great place to stay, would highly recommend & we shall definitely return.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2020

  • "What a great cottage lovely location, very clean and a lot of little extra touches."

    It was very clean and a pleasure to stay in. The special treat for the doggies was unexpected and they loved them. Lovely comfortable super king bed and plenty of storage room. Would definately recommend and have booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was amazing, loads of character, very well equipped & warm and comfortable."

    Great location and easy walking distance into Grassington. Very dog friendly and lovely dog welcoming basket.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2020

  • "The comfy cottage was in a great location."

    No need to drive anywhere as there are numerous walks from the door, a well stocked shop within 5 minutes walk and a dog friendly pub over the road. Brilliant.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage very well equipped."

    Well situated to a lot of surrounding villages and walks.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage , with added extras and the most comfortable beds Ever."

    Great location , would definitely recommend as a base to explore the Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2020

  • "Our break at Pemba cottage coincided with the hottest week of the year which made going out walking each day very tiring but the scenery was stunning."

    Pemba proved to be a perfect base for many walks straight from the door without using car (which incidentally you park right outside the front door!) and that for us was so easy.The River Wharfe is very close by and you can walk that in either direction and there are many other great places nearby Malham Tarn, Brimham Rocks and Bolton Abbey all recommended. The cottage itself has no garden so we didn’t take our dog... we should have brought her tho as the cottage is very dog friendly and there’s no shortage of open spaces to walk a dog very close by so next time she’s coming with us! The bed was, as others have said, extremely comfortable and lovely to laze in after a day out wandering. We had a great week in Pemba cottage and port and pork pies as a welcome gift was a lovely gesture-thank you.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very comfy beds. Well equipped kitchen. Absence of a small garden may be an issue for a few people but plenty of places to walk in the immediate vicinity including a charming walled village green fifty yards away which has good benches.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2020

  • "This little cottage is everything and more!"

    As a Sykes employee, I booked this gorgeous cottage for our first little getaway with our new puppy (her first time being able to walk on the lead) and it was perfect. I was blown away by how cosy everything looked when we first arrived, from the beautiful bedroom with the most comfortable bed (I NEED to find out where that duvet is from) to all the little added extras, the pork pie and port in the kitchen waiting for us and all the little treats for the puppy. We spent 4 nights here but could have easily spent the week, the pub across the road was our local and where we went every night, literally not even 1 minutes walk away from a spar also! We went into Grassington and also Skipton and then also spent a day in Malham walking to the Gordale Scar. The cottage is in a great location to be able to drive to all of these places with such lovely scenery on the way! We found Grassington slightly quiet but once we discovered the Devonshire pub, we loved it. We surprisingly didn't eat out once, because the house and kitchen was so cosy and had so many facilities we were able to stay at home and cook anything we wanted. It also snowed when we were there which made it even better! The only issue I would say that we had, was that there is no garden, but it wasn't too much of a problem for us as we took the Puppy out on her lead most of the time but maybe wouldn't visit here in summer because of wanting somewhere to sit and eat outside. Aside from that, I couldn't fault this little cottage. It has the 5 ticks for a reason and we loved it all.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Feb 2020

  • "Great holiday cottage."

    Have booked to go again. Lovely walks from the cottage.

    Reviewed by David4.7Feb 2020

  • "Pemba cottage was an absolute delight, very comfortable and spacious for myself, husband and our dog."

    The cottage was very warm and cosy and very well equipped and the welcoming pies and port were delicious. Could not recommend more highly. We'll definitely be back

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Feb 2020

  • "It's a super cottage, perfect size and very comfortable."

    Everything has been thought about so you dont have to run out to the shops to get something you've forgotten. Highly recommend this cottage for a trip to the Yorkshire Dales. Thank you

    Reviewed by Nathalie5.0Feb 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage with everything you could need."

    Very comfortable, great location near pub, shop and lovely walking. We will definitely return!

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Dec 2019

  • "The most perfect Dales cottage!"

    Really well equipped and some very thoughtful ‘welcoming’ touches. The master bedroom was absolute luxury... to the standard of a 5* hotel with large comfortable bed. The quiet location is perfect with some fantastic walks from the door and pub and shop (with quality butchers) a very short walk away. Coming back to this cosy cottage after a day’s walking was bliss. Thank you, we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Dec 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with amazing facilities!"

    Far beyond what many places offer. It is always disappointing when you choose to self-cater but struggle to do so with what is provided in the kitchen. Pemba Cottage, however, has everything you need and is a real ‘home from home’.

    Reviewed by Rebecca4.1Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Warm and welcoming. We felt very much at home during our stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Nov 2019

  • "We had a fabulous stay in Pemba Cottage during the World Cycling Championships."

    The weather was mixed but we still found plenty to do, some glorious walks on the dry days - to Kettlewell and then back on the bus and up to Buckden Pike in glorious sunshine. We also headed into Leeds on the train from Skipton when it rained. The cottage is really well equipped with lots of homely touches and was the perfect base for our adventures. The nearby shop is very well stocked too.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Sep 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent: tastefully decorated, well-equipped, and very comfortable."

    The kitchen had everything you could wish for, including supplies of very good tea and coffee. I would suggest clearer instructions for the oven and the central heating: the oven I could only get to work if I put the timer on, and the central heating was clear enough for temperature but not regarding putting on a timed on/off. But these are minor quibbles as both oven and heating were efficient. The location of the cottage was also very good: with a local Spar, pub and even bus-stop! We did two walks from the cottage and explored Wharfedale and nearby areas such as Malham Tarn/Cove, Bolton Abbey and Skipton. Very impressive.

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Sep 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x Super king, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD player, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel, power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for stove on an honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car plus ample roadside parking on the square
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 4 minutes walk, pub 2 mins walk

The property

An outstanding stone-built, semi-detached cottage, located on a quiet lane just off the village green in the very heart of the village of Threshfield, just 1 mile from Grassington and 7 miles from Skipton.

This superb cottage provides excellent holiday accommodation in the centre of one of the most popular villages in the Yorkshire Dales and was once home to Miss July of Calendar Girls fame.

Full of character and charm throughout, with old beams and exposed stone work, a warm and cosy sitting room with a lovely woodburning stove greets guests as they walk through the front door.

A splendid farmhouse-style kitchen is a real delight with all those extra touches that will ensure a great stay at this cottage.

The spacious master bedroom is a beautiful room, with individual styling and a double bed, making this an ideal romantic retreat.

The second twin room and modern shower room are the icing on the cake for this excellent holiday home.

The village has much to offer, with lovely walks down to the river and across beautiful countryside to nearby Grassington, where there is an excellent local pub, renowned for its real ales and fine varied menu.

A short drive away is Bolton Abbey with its ruins, the Priory and the famous Strid Walk.

A little further afield is the elegant town of Ilkley, overlooked by the famous Ilkley Moor and to the west are Kettlewell and Buckden, boasting spectacularly beautiful limestone scenery.

With many other beauty spots scattered throughout Wharfedale, this quality cottage provides a great base for exploring the local area and all that the Dales have to offer.

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About the location


Grassington 1 mile; Skipton 7 miles.

Threshfield is a small village in Upper Wharfedale bordering the nearby villages of Grassington, Linton, Hetton, Cracoe and Rylstone, home of the famous ‘Calendar Girls’. Threshfield is a thriving local community. A few minutes drive is Grassington, one of the most charming villages in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, where you will find traditional stone cottages, galleries, restaurants and shops, which are clustered around the cobbled market place, plus a monthly farmers' market provides a mouthwatering range of organic and homemade local produce. Visitors can experience the delight of both the Grassington Festival held in June and the Dickensian Festival during December – both well worth a visit. 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, the Priory and the famous “Strid Walk”, whilst a little further away is the elegant town of Ilkley, overlooked by the famous Ilkley Moor, plus up dale are Kettlewell and Buckden boasting spectacularly beautiful limestone scenery. With many other beauty spots scattered throughout Wharfedale, Threshfield 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.