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Bridgend Cottage

(Ref. 1023969)

Eastby near Embsay, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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  • lovely (9)
  • beautiful (7)
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  • comfortable (5)
  • stream (5)

21 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely property tucked away such a gorgeous spot loved sitting out in the ..."

    Lovely property tucked away such a gorgeous spot loved sitting out in the gardening and listening to the stream x Lovely walk over to Embsay and lots to do nearby good location x

    Reviewed by Margaret4.4Jun 2024

  • "A very well equipped, comfortable cottage!"

    We will definitely book again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Apr 2024

  • "We loved Bridgend Cottage."

    It was comfy and homely, a lot of stairs though. The cottage is set in lovely countryside but close to Skipton shops.

    Reviewed by Heather4.4Mar 2024

  • "A really clean & comfortable holiday cottage in a great location."

    I loved hearing the waterfall & river on waking up each day! Great walks from the cottage and easy driving distance to Malham Cove and other stunning local attractions. Simon was extremely helpful & friendly, responding very promptly & efficiently to my text. We had a great holiday and will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2024

  • "The property was in excellent condition, and the owner came to introduce himself and bring us wood for the fireplace."

    We must go back in warmer weather to enjoy the beck that runs from a small waterfall across the street! We have stayed at many rentals, and this one ranks among the best!

    Hi Deborah. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Bridgend Cottage. Your party endured some atrocious weather and I hope you'll be able to return to enjoy Bridgend Cottage when the sun is shining! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Dec 2023

  • "Fantastic Christmas in a lovely cottage."

    All the family enjoyed our stay. The cottage, the comfort, the facilities, the location, the nearby walk to the local pub on Christmas day. everything just perfect. highly recommend.

    Hi Jane. Thanks for the feedback. I’m so pleased that you had a nice time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2023

  • "A great location with easy access to Skipton and the Dales."

    Attention to several issues would greatly improve this cottage. Car parking for only one vehicle was a problem. Neighbours expressed unhappiness with on-road parking in front of their property. The log burning stove emits smoke from the joint with the flue. The dining table is too small. Television pixilated Top floor bathroom and bedroom has problem with ceiling lights flashing. Hopefully these concerns can be easily attended to and bring the cottage up to a perfect standard.

    Hi Richard. Thanks for the feedback. It's always useful to know about the little things that are tricky to spot at turnaround - all now fixed by the way - apart from the larger dining table which will be changed at the end of the the season. I'm sorry you experienced parking problems. There are no restrictions on the road and usually loads of space, even if some neighbours get a bit possessive about the space in front of their house! If this is an issue for future visits please let us know and I'll see if I can free up an additional off-street parking space for you. Thanks. Simon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard3.4Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful quirky cottage with everything that you would need."

    Loved the big bath. The dog loved investigating the garden with its little stream, although she did try to say hello to the cows a few times in the neighbouring field! Had a lovely time walking in the beautiful dales.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Quirky cottage with character set in lovely peaceful garden."

    Directions to find it could have been better! P,J and D and Sally the dog

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Sep 2023

  • "Part of the oldest house in the village, dating from 1653, the cottage has character, is comfortable and well-equipped."

    The downsides are the access via about 16 stone steps, which are slippery in wet weather, the lack of off-road parking for a second car and the tight squeeze when seating six people at the dining table. Apart from those ponts, we enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage!"

    Stunning surroundings, close to skipton. Will definitely be staying there again! We didn’t want to leave!

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2023

  • "It is a beautiful cottage in a small, quiet village."

    5 mins away from fabulous scenery and walks in the Dales. Everyone very friendly and helpful. My 1st visit to Yorkshire it won’t be my last.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Apr 2023

  • "Yes very nice, could had had a bigger dining table"

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage with a lovely garden."

    Stayed cool during the heatwave. We enjoyed the summerhouse and watching the stream. Walking distance to the Moors and the steam railway. Our favourite place to visit was Grassington, where we were able to swim in the River Wharfe and the fish nibbled our toes. Skipton was pretty and good for amenities.

    Reviewed by Henry5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is a character property."

    It had everything in it that you could ask for and was a very friendly environment. The garden and little reading room outside are lovely and very peaceful. Just what we needed. And there is so much to do in the area that it warrants another trip back. I wouldn't recommend the property to anyone with mobility issues but we are all over 70 years old and managed it okay - just! Another parking place would also be useful. We had three cars. Wouldn't recommend any more than two cars. However, the local people were very tolerant of us parking on the road. Lovely area and nice people.

    Reviewed by Ian3.8May 2022

  • "Lovely, quiet little cottage- right in the heart of the countryside- in minutes you were up on the moors listening to the curlews."

    Wine, a pint of milk and a tea/coffee and biscuit selection greeted us. The milk was especially welcome as I'd forgotten to stop, on route, to buy some! Plug in nightlight/ torches were a brilliant addition to the rooms. Beds were incredibly comfy. My daughters found the piano in the sunroom so unpacking our car was accompanied by familiar tunes! The evening we returned home my daughter realised she'd left her ring- I managed to contact the owner- who was just so lovely, assured us it had been found and would be returned to us asap. Seemed like a genuinely, nice guy.

    Reviewed by Carol3.8Apr 2022

  • "We spent Christmas at Bridgend Cottage and had a lovely time."

    The house is great - well equipped and has a wonderful homely feel about it. The bedrooms are a good size and the beds extremely comfortable. The owner had made sure we had plenty of logs for the wood burner in the lounge. We were looked after extremely well by the owner - they made the cottage a home from home. The cottage is in a beautiful location - just a stone's throw away from some good days out and fantastic countryside. We will certainly be back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Dec 2021

  • "Had a beautiful weekend at this cottage with my family thank you very much."

    Thank you for your feedback. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Dec 2021

  • "Had a very enjoyable stay."

    Owner very helpful and friendly. Off road parking limited. Bedrooms and bathrooms generous in size but sitting room/dining room quite small and probably not big enough for 6 adults. Overall a very nice experience

    Reviewed by Jo3.8Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was amazing with an interesting history."

    We enjoyed the stream running through the garden and the beautiful walks which were close by.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was excellent!"

    !! Very clean and comfortable with everything in you could need, the sun room was an added bonus. Sitting on the bench in the garden, by the stream was my favourite place to be. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Apr 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Garden with stream
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.9 miles, pub 0.8 miles

The property

Embsay 1 mile.

Lying in the charming Yorkshire Dales village of Eastby, part of Skipton and resting just within the National Park, is this delightful stone cottage, Bridgend Cottage.

Sleeping six guests in three bedrooms, this three-storey cottage is perfect for a group seeking a walking and outdoors holiday in Yorkshire.

The homely living/dining room has been decorated in a traditional style with antique furniture and original features like the inglenook fireplace which houses the woodburning stove, great for warm nights in on a winter's evening.

Gather around the dining table place next to the window and tuck into delicious meals prepared in the lovely kitchen, with a contemporary country style, you'll find everything you need for your self-catered stay, including an electric oven and hob, along with a washing machine for muddy walking gear!

Upstairs the elegant antique style continues in the lovely super-king-size bedroom with a lovely dresser and large wardrobe to store your things, served by a shower room on this floor.

Continue up to the second floor to find two further bedrooms comprising a twin with pretty wrought iron bed frames and a lovely double room, with these rooms served by the beautifully tiled bathroom, perfect for a relaxing soak after a busy day.

Spend time in the sun room on the ground floor getting lost in a good book or sipping your morning coffee as you wake up with the world, with the lovely garden home to a trickling stream and backing onto Barden Moor.

The location of Bridgend Cottage is perfect for walkers being on the cusp of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, you can set off on an exploration from your doorstep up to Embsay Crag, around Embsay Moor Reservoir, home to the Craven Sailing Club, or over Barden Moor.

The neighbouring village of Embsay is home to a local village shop and a pub, both within walking distance of the cottage, while the bustling town of Skipton is where the action is, with Skipton Castle well worth visiting to see this almost intact medieval fortress up close, as well as dungeons, kitchens and bedchambers.

Hop on the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway for a scenic ride through some of Yorkshire's finest countryside on a vintage steam train with afternoon tea available, signal box experiences and even gin tastings, it's a perfect day out!

When you reach Bolton Abbey you can begin a walk up to Bolton Priory to see these striking church ruins on the riverside, continuing on up to The Strid for an extra walk.

Go deeper into the Dales and visit the unique rock formation of Malham Cove, an incredible cliff top overlooking a valley making for dramatic views from both the top of the rock and the base, perhaps following Hawthorns Lane down to Janet's Foss afterwards, a beautiful waterfall.

Appletreewick, Grassington, Kettlewell and Conistone are all delightful villages along the Wharfe Valley worth stopping in at for refreshments during your outings too!

Make wonderful memories in the Yorkshire Dales from the beautiful Bridgend Cottage.

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About the location


Skipton 1.5 miles.

This quiet Dales village is of ancient origin, with a stone circle dating back to the Bronze Age and having been the site of a monastic settlement in the 12th Century. Today it is popular with walkers and steam railway enthusiasts who come to enjoy the beautiful surrounding countryside and the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, with its award-winning authentic station buildings and steam trains. The Old Mill in the village centre boasts a needlecraft centre and coffee shop, whilst all the amenities and attractions of the lively bustling market town of Skipton are close at hand. Nearby are lots of popular places to visit, including Bolton Abbey, Kilnsey and Grassington making this an ideal location for a wonderful Dales holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas