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Curlew Cottage

(Ref. 915699)

Silsden, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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58 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is in a beautiful location, spotlessly clean, very comfortable and well equipped."

    We were warmly welcomed and the gift of jam and scones was very much appreciated. We were a group of three generations and it suited us well. We will certainly book again if accommodation is needed in this area. A great place for a walking base.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2024

  • "We had a geat holiday at Curlew Cottage."

    We were so impressed by the well stocked kitchen, the comfy beds and how warm and clean everything was. The home-made scones and jam on arrival and Yorkshire Butter tarts on our doorstop mid-week were delightful touches.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Mar 2024

  • "Great place to stay."

    Really appreciated the attention to detail from the owners who had thought of everything

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic holiday location with beautiful views and doorstep walking."

    The cottage was well equipped and comfortable. The owners made us feel very welcome and provided freshly baked scones & cake. Everything we needed was available.

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely holiday staying at Curlew Cottage."

    It was so well-equipped with everything you could possibly need and very spacious and comfortable with walks from the back gate and lots of things to do nearby. Liz and Tom were very welcoming and the scones and cakes were much appreciated. We would love to come again as there was so much more to see and do in this beautiful part of Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Ewa5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was our second visit to Curlew Cottage."

    Very comfortable stay and provisions provided were very much appreciated. Well positioned for walks over the fells and beautiful surrounding countryside.

    Reviewed by Pearl5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was a warm cosy cottage in an great rural location although still close to lots of local amenities."

    The hosts are extremely generous in terms of what they provide for their guests and are on hand if you need any advice or assistance. We walked from the door on a couple of occasions, ate out and visited Ilkley and lovely Bolton Abbey. We loved the well stocked kitchen and the beds were comfy. The bathrooms were lovely and clean and everything worked perfectly. My only comment, and this is not a criticism, is that the lounge is quite tight for 5 adults ( in our case 5 tall adults) to sit and watch TV or chat. If you were eating out a lot or making use of the lovely garden space then this would be of lesser importance. Would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Sheena5.0Mar 2023

  • "A very comfortable and cosy cottage with lovely views."

    We very much enjoyed our stay. The owners were super helpful and kind, bringing scones and cakes for us. Very thoughtful. We did some great walks and visits in the area.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Feb 2023

  • "Absolutely fantastic experience from start to finish."

    A most pleasant two weeks over Christmas/New Year. Our hosts Liz and Tom went far beyond what one expects. All I can say is If anyone reading this is looking for the best cottages in Yorkshire, get yourself up to North End Cottages, Silsden - Liz and Tom will not disappoint.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Dec 2022

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

    It is beautifully presented and the friendly owners have thought of everything to make your stay a delight. There are spectacular walks right on the doorstep and many more places to visit within an easy drive. Strongly recommended.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely, comfortable, clean cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Excellent hosts in Tom and Liz, the owners, who are friendly and on hand to offer support and advice where required. Faultless!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very friendly welcome from Tom and Liz."

    We were given homemade scones and jam they had put milk in the fridge and provided us with Tea coffee and sugar, cleaning stuff , even soaps and shower gels. Very thoughtful and caring owners. I have stayed in a number of properties and this is the most thought out rental with everything you could possibly want and need for your stay. Just outside Silsden, within easy reach of supermarkets pubs and a few miles from Skipton, it is a great base for visiting many places in Yorkshire. Tom and Liz have complied 3 folders at the property to give you lots of information on everything. Beautiful immaculate property great views and lovely friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely place,fantastic views with a lovey moorland environment, with the sound of curlew s,the owners were very friendly and helpful."

    Found lovely scones,and jam on arrival and after one trip out,we came back to find a box of buns on the step.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7May 2022

  • "We stayed at Curlew from April 8 to April 21 to sightsee and attend a family wedding in the Yorkshire Dales and loved every moment!"

    The hosts could not have been better; so helpful and informative and kind, and who cannot love homemade scones, jam and other treats, quart of milk, fresh flowers! And so clean and well stocked with coffee, tea, dishwasher and laundry pods...they thought of everything. And what spectacular views over the valley and overlooking Silsden, sheep and lambs in the rock paddocks, walks in the dales..we could not have asked for anything more, and Silsden was the perfect size and the area is a great location for seeing the sites and eating in local pubs. Hated to leave. Thank you so much again to the lovely hosts! Patty M and family.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2022

  • "Tom and Liz were there to greet us with a friendly welcome."

    Thank you for the fresh scones and home made jam. The cottage was spacious, warm and very well equipped. I can recommend the area which offers beautiful countryside and lovely walks within easy reach.

    Reviewed by Pearl5.0Mar 2022

  • "Had an amazing stay."

    The cottage and the location of it were way beyond our expectation. The view from the cottage is so beautiful. Liz and Tom were amazing hosts, they had left us everything you can think of in the cottage on our arrival, home made cakes, jam, milk, butter, tea, coffee…. you name it, it’s there! My friend and I loved it, we had a totally relaxing time.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Mar 2022

  • "We live in Silsden but needed somewhere to stay whilst we were between houses, we stayed at Curlew cottage for 3 weeks."

    We had absolutely everything we could need and really enjoyed our time there. Liz and Tom couldn’t have been more helpful. Curlew is very cosy, comfortable, spotlessly clean and in a beautiful location.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely situation and a very comfortable cottage."

    Very well equipped with excellent kitchen and comfortable mattresses. Great area for walking.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Dec 2021

  • "Fabulous views, very quiet, lovely welcoming hosts."

    Had a wonderful holiday and would love to go back there.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2021

  • "The most well equipped cottage I have stayed in - it had everything you might need, including a really good set of games for all ages."

    Spotlessly clean. Amazing views and very quiet, peaceful and relaxing. Lovely hosts - homemade scones and jam on arrival and cakes brought round half way through the week. I'm looking for an excuse to come again !

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in wonderful location."

    Lovely owners next door. Great for visiting different places in North Yorkshire and Lancashire too. Friday travel days were not great though. Slow journeys both ways.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Aug 2021

  • "We received a warm welcome to a lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Great walks straight from the front door; alternative walks just a short drive away. Accommodation is super - everything you need is provided. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Marianne5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fabulous location, wonderful hosts who had thought of everything."

    Best stocked holiday accomodation we have ever stayed in. Thanks Tom and Liz!

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely, it had everything we needed, superb views and lovely hosts."

    Thank you!

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2020

  • "Curlew Cottage is the best accommodation we have stayed in."

    Very friendly owners who were happy to accommodate any wish we may have.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2020

  • "Curlew Cottage is beautifully situated in an extremely peaceful setting and we would happily return there in the future."

    It's lovely and the owners are friendly and welcoming and there is so much to see and do in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2020

  • "Owners very welcoming fabulous location very well equipped and comfortable will ..."

    Owners very welcoming fabulous location very well equipped and comfortable will definitely consider returning to this property

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fantastic friendly hosts."

    Beautiful views. Perfectly kept accommodation. We love returning to this cottage.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2020

  • "The owners, Liz & Tom, were the most wonderful of hosts - very welcoming and accommodating, even to the point of forwarding on some of our possessions that we unintentionally left behind in the property."

    Reviewed by James4.7Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage and the hosts tom and liz were fantastic"

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Jan 2020

  • "Fantastic location with beautiful scenery."

    Cottage located approximately 2 miles outside of Silsden town on a farm. The cottage was quirky but extremely homely, could quite happily live here !!!!! Every aspect of the cottage was perfect, the facilities were excellent the owners obviously are passionate about their business and had thought of everything down to the finest detail. The cottage would accommodate 5 adults comfortably, however only me and my husband stayed on this occasion to visit both Grassington and Skipton Xmas markets. Plenty of parking at the rear of the property. Lovely welcome pack with scones jam butter and milk, plus lovely fresh flowers in both the kitchen and sitting room. A hidden gem just outside of Silsden will definitely be back in 2020 to do some of the lovely local walks. Keep up the excellent work, PS loved the underfloor heating especially as I was the first up to make the coffee

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Nov 2019

  • "Cottage was well equipped, very modern equipment and finished to a high standard."

    Was really clean too. Loved the complimentary jam and homemade scones on arrival. Location was rural but the countryside views were fantastic. Disliked · The only "even better if" for family stays would be to supply some stair gates as the nice original stone steps are very steep for exploring toddlers. These may also compromise more mobility impaired visitors as well.

    Reviewed by Tibor5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was above expectations and the hosts were very helpful and welcoming."

    It was also in a spectacular position

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Nov 2019

  • "Liz & Tom were very friendly."

    The cottage was excellent & everything you would want was there. The beds & all the furniture were very good. We particularly enjoyed using the log burner in the evening. Liz provided lovely scones & jam on arrival, which were delicious.

    Reviewed by Michael J5.0Sep 2019

  • "Owners very welcoming."

    Cottage was comfortable, very clean and beautifully situated. A very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Aug 2019

  • "Excellent facilities everything you could possibly need, followed up by excellent hosts"

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2019

  • "We loved our stay at Curlew Cottage."

    Everything was done to make our holiday experience pleasurable...the cottage was extremely clean, very well equipped and homemade scones on arrival was a really nice touch. There was so much attention to detail with maps and leaflets filed in an organised made a pleasant change to draws of out-of-date leaflets. This is a definite if you want a cottage to get away from the hustle and bustle of the day to day routine but still be close enough to visit places of interest. The views were stunning and the wildlife was a pleasure to watch. We would love to return and hopefully get better weather, the log burner was very welcome on a cold June day!

    Reviewed by Timothy5.0Jun 2019

  • "The hosts was very pleasant and the cottage was a real treat and had every thing that one could want and more brilliant"

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2019

  • "A well equipped and homley cottage."

    Gave everything it said it would and more. A warm welcome from the owners and fresh homemade scones and jam on arrival. The views were spectacular. Overall a very enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Apr 2019

  • "Curlew cottage was beautifully presented and equipped."

    The location was great for getting to a variety of superb walks and visitor attractions and the views from the cottage were spectacular. We would go again at the drop of a hat!

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Mar 2019

  • "The owners, the setting and the cottage all delightful."

    Idyllic. We took essentials like coffee, tea, washing up liquid, dishwasher tabs - but they were all there! Excellent. Would recommend to anyone who doesn’t want to stroll to a pub every night!!

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Mar 2019

  • "Very well equiped."

    Friendly welcome. We will be going back soon. No complaints.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was clean, very well equipped and had been sympathetically converted."

    There were modern conveniences of wi-fi, television, washing machine and dishwasher but also games and books. Tom and Liz (the owners) have put in a great deal of time providing a folder of walks to be taken from the cottage as well as another folder providing information of places of interest within an hours drive which are colour coded depending on the visiting group's age ranges/interests. The variety and number of these places is plentiful. Laminated Ordnance Survey maps are also available to borrow. Silsden has a very good supermarket which is open until late all days but Sunday and there is a petrol station just as you leave Silsden for the main road. The views from the drive to the farm/cottage are amazing. Tom and Liz are perfect hosts.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Aug 2018

  • "The house is a beautiful conversion in a stunning location."

    During our 3 days we never really felt the need to go to the National Park although we did for a brief walk. Most of our walking was done from the house. The house contains everything you need and the hosts were extremely generous in providing those little essentials that you always forget to buy. (As a scone addict I do include the freshly baked scones available on arrival as an essential.) If you wished you could spend several weeks just reading the enormous amount of information made available. Thank you Tom and Liz again for a wonderful experience.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0May 2018

  • "The cottage is set beautifully, with views over the fields towards Silsden."

    From the cottage, you can make walks over footpath tracks through the fields following the descriptions that are available inside the cottage. We took a 3mile walk with our kids and they loved it. Besides the walks, there's also tourist information about all the sights within a 1 hour drive. We used it to prepare for the days we spent, and never needed to visit a tourist information center. The beautiful Yorkshire dales (Malham Cove/Janet's foss waterfall) also provided a perfect walk with kids. We also recommend Saltaire, a Unesco site village in the neighbourhood. As for the cottage itself, it was very well equiped, it was well isolated and comfortable, with good beds. The hosts were great. We could have easily spent a week longer there, and if we return to Yorkshire we'll check first if this cottage is available.

    Reviewed by Ellen4.7Apr 2018

  • "Very well equipped and comfortable."

    Location fantastic for touring the dales and enjoying peace and quiet. Scones ,jam and butter a lovely welcome.

    Reviewed by Samantha Ruth4.7Apr 2018

  • "Cottage was in a good location, decorated to a very high standard and well equipped."

    The owners were welcoming and helpful - all very good !

    Reviewed by Ann4.8Dec 2017

  • "The kitchen was very well stocked with all cutlery, plates, pans etc that anyone would be likely to need, and there were some lovely toys and books for our daughter to play with."

    The view was amazing and Tom and Liz were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Gustav Hugo5.0Dec 2017

  • "Our stay at Curlew Cottage was wonderful & the owners couldn’t have been more helpful."

    Stunning views. Cosy & comfortable cottage. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Sep 2017

  • "Had a great week and enjoyed the cottage and Yorkshire in general."

    Cottage was very well equipped and clean and the owners were very friendly on arrival and throughout the week. Adding a shaver socket in the bathrooms would be advisable.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.4Jul 2017

  • "This isn't a complaint,but one thing I miss when away from home is a magnifying,shaving mirror."

    It makes shaving so much easier,as I cant wear my glass`s when I`m doing it.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0May 2017

  • "Everything about the cottage was perfect."

    We would definitely book again in the future. To make the week perfect, the weather was superb as well.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2017

  • "A lovely cottage in a stunning location."

    Everything you could ever need inside - Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Neill5.0Feb 2017

  • "The cottage was fantastic."

    The owners had thought of everything from leaving us milk in the fridge, to shower gel in the bathroom. Even had freshly baked scones and jam for our arrival. The rooms were spotlessly clean and views were beautiful. Would definitely recommend this to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Nov 2016

  • "This cottage was truly superb."

    The whole cottage was sparkling clean and had a cozy attractive feel to it. The beds and front room furniture were comfortable. The showers were sparkling clean and worked well. The ground floor heating gave a very even and cozy temperature and the log fire in the front room lit easily and drew well. The owners had added many nice little touches to the way the cottage was presented. There were quite a lot of kitchen extras (tea, coffee, etc.) in the cupboards and in the fridge which made life easier. The scones and jam on arrival were very welcome! We have never stayed in as well equipped a kitchen! Whilst there were not such brilliant views from the windows once you got outside the cottage the views were tremendous. There were walks to be had straight from the cottage without a need to take the car anyway. The owners have compiled comprehensive folders showing local walks and many local places to visit. You do need to be aware that there are a set of steep stone stairs from the lounge into the 'basement' downstairs bathroom. There is another bathroom upstairs but this need to be borne in mind by anyone unsteady on their feet. The cottage and the owners cannot be praised enough for this cottage.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2016

  • "I would like to say how welcoming Tom & Liz made us feel."

    Everything we needed was there and more. The home will be top of our list of holiday places and if we would be coming back to the area would re book.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Sep 2016

  • "My family think I'm a wonderful organiser - so challenged me to find self-catering accommodation on the south side of the Dales, in peak holiday period, for five adults, one of whom had mobility issues, in the middle of the school summer holidays, with only 4 weeks notice."

    I thought, when I found Curlew Cottage that I'd hit the jackpot (i.e. _found_ somewhere! It turned out not quite as accessible as we'd hoped - but with a little jiggling of sleeping arrangements, was fine (note to others: the uneven floors are VERY uneven, and the single room is on a half-landing-up-a-half-separated-stairs - I'd recommend you look at Kestrel next door, and round up three other family members and book both). When my husband and I turned up as the advanced guard, we were very taken aback - EVERYTHING was perfect. A great welcome from the hosts. A house that I'd be proud to call my home (and it feels like a home rather than a show home). Superbly equipped (and "ask us if there is anything you need, there isn't room to fit everything in"). I had looked at a map (yep, near enough to the Wharfe Valley, book it) but not _really_ llooked at a map, so the setting came as a complete surprise. I'd imagined a mill-town terrace - nothing wrong with that, I thought - often have really nice views. So to find ourselves on a working farm, high above the Aire was a superb bonus. I'm not sure whether my further enhanced reputation as an organiser is a bonus, or a curse ....

    Reviewed by Patricia4.8Aug 2016

  • "Thank you Tom and Liz for your amazing hospitality, care and thoughtfulness during our stay."

    The place was immaculately clean with everything we needed for our family reunion. Excellent facilities, beautiful views, easy access to Silsden for shopping and plenty to do in the local area - brochures/maps and lots of helpful info were in a folder to help direct us to where we wanted to go. We highly recommend this lovely cottage and surrounds.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Lower ground floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Ground source underfloor heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, Blu-ray, DVD, CD, radio, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Further fuel on honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike and equipment store available
  • Enclosed, front garden with furniture plus shared use of field to rear
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops 2 miles, pub 1.5 miles
  • Note: There's a locked interconnecting door between the property and the owners' home
  • Note: The cottage has original, slightly uneven stone steps both to the lower ground floor bathroom (5 steps) and to the first floor (12 steps) which may make it unsuitable for those with limited mobility
  • Also from the parking area immediately outside the rear door, the property is accessed via three steps into the entrance lobby and then two steps to the kitchen.

The property

Silsden 2 miles.

A first class mid-terrace farmhouse conversion, offering delightful accommodation with three bedrooms, a shower room and a separate ground floor bathroom.

There is also a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room with woodburner and views of the mature front garden.

A wonderful cottage, making an ideal base from which to explore this lovely part of the country.

Note: This cottage is next door to Ref. 915700, together they sleep 8.

North End Holiday Cottages

Two delightful stone-built cottages set on a working livestock farm, near Silsden, close to the Yorkshire Dales National Park. They provide the ideal holiday retreat in a most enviable position, with outstanding views of the surrounding countryside and walks from the front doorstep. Both cottages have been renovated to a high standard, retaining a host of original features, including beams, exposed stone walls and mullioned windows. Outstanding features of the accommodation is the luxurious underfloor heating system provided from an eco-friendly ground source heating system and the warm woodburners for those nights snuggled round the fire. All bedrooms in the cottages are stylish with oak furniture, old ceiling beams and luxurious bedding and have outstanding views of the surrounding Dales countryside. Each cottage has an enclosed garden with furniture, ideal for relaxing after a busy day. There are charming walks and picnic areas which can be enjoyed from the doorstep, along with excellent biking trails across the nearby Pennine Way. A short drive away is beautiful Bolton Abbey, along with the town of Skipton, with its four day market and historic Haworth, with its famous Bronte Museum and wild walking countryside. These superb cottages are in an ideal location for exploring the Yorkshire Dales.

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About the location


Bolton Abbey 8.5 miles; Ilkley 8.5 miles; Skipton 9 miles.

The pretty town of Silsden, set on the edge of the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park, commands sweeping views of the River Aire and its valley, and has a thriving community with local amenities. Although Silsden was originally an agricultural town, the construction of the nearby Leeds and Liverpool Canal meant that it later became an important centre for the mill industry, however the local economy is now largely supported by tourism, and it has become a perfect place to stay and explore the local area. Down the Aire Valley lies historic Skipton, known as “The Gateway to the Dales”, a quaint market town 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 2008, the Academy of Urbanism voted the high street as the best shopping spot in Britain. In the next valley lies Addingham, a thriving, small community with several good pubs serving fine ale and excellent food, a scattering of small shops and a delightful golf course surrounded by breathtaking countryside. Nearby Bolton Abbey is one of the region's most scenic areas and the walk along the river to the Strid is a must. The Victorian Spa town of Ilkley is also worth a visit, with its wide streets, world-famous Box Tree Restaurant and Bettys Tea Rooms, while Ilkley Moor is the subject of Yorkshire's unofficial anthem “On Ilkla Moor Baht at”. With steam railways offering regular excursions through stunning scenery, canal day trips, castles and pretty market towns all available nearby, Silsden is a wonderful base for touring the Bronte Country and North and West Yorkshire.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas