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Crag View Cottage

(Ref. 1054711)

Embsay, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

Reviews & Ratings

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "Absolutely perfect!"

    This was our 7th year, spending Christmas in Yorkshire, and Crag Cottage in Embsay has now become our firm favourite. The village itself was full of charm. Christmas carols at the pub on Christmas Eve made it very special; with a sense of belonging to the village. Locals were warm and friendly and welcomed us. The cottage was inviting and cosy and had everything we needed. The beds were extremely comfortable and the fire was the perfect gift, after a long, cold walk. The dogs particularly appreciated it. We enjoyed beautiful walks, long and short, from the doorstep and the hike up Embsay Crag was definitely worth the view. A trip to Bolton Abbey took us on a very long walk, alongside the river, with a stop off at the café along our way. The courtyard, at the back of the property, was perfect for the dogs and was very secure. I couldn't recommend Crag View Cottage more, especially if you're looking for comfort and a place to unwind in the beautiful, Yorkshire surroundings. We will most definitely be booking again. Many thanks to the owner for her clear instructions and easy communication.

    Reviewed by Raechel5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a lwonderful time at the cottage - it was beautifully clean, cosy and we felt very relaxed, including Daisy the dog!"

    The cottage was well located for walking and to nearby pubs. Cliver's attention to detail and the lovely touches such as the Prosecco and biscuits made it a memorable stay - we plan to be back soon!

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Nov 2023

  • "This cottage should be a 5* plus of all the times I have stayed in a cottage in Yorkshire not one comes close ."

    The lady that owns cragg view was very helpful she thought of everything.i really cannot recommend this place was like staying at the ritz .thank you

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2023

  • "Amazing place and location Nothing not to like!"

    We will be back

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Oct 2023

  • "Crag Cottage is an amazing place to stay."

    when we arrived I was suprised to walk into a home from home. There was literally everything you would need including milk in the fridge and a welcome bottle of bubbles. The cottage had a lot of useful informaiton on how things work and the local area and was good to read other peoples feedback and what they had done during their stay. I would highly recommend Crag Cottage

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent property, ideal location, perfect for us"

    Reviewed by James5.0Sep 2023

  • "Enjoyed our weekend away in the beautiful cottage it as got everything you need ..."

    Enjoyed our weekend away in the beautiful cottage it as got everything you need for a perfect holiday The cottage was so clean and very cosy Will definitely book again

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely few days in this gorgeous cottage, so good that we have booked again for spring next year."

    Everything was perfect, spotlessly clean, extremely well equipped and a very friendly welcoming pub across the road that served good home cooking. We would definitely recommend this cottage and booking through Sykes.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fabulous beautifully furnished cottage - with everything you need in a charming village location."

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage with all the amenities you require nice treats on our arrival a lovely thought"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a brilliant stay in this immaculate cottage."

    We have only one slight criticism. We found the duvet too hot. We would have preferred a lower tog rating.

    Reviewed by Monica5.0Jun 2023

  • "Hard to think of anything that could make the cottage better."

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Jun 2023

  • "Superb property, in a beautiful location, host really helpful ,excellent communication, thoroughly recommend"

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent property in a lovely quiet location the property had everything we needed for our relaxing break away ."

    There was plenty of places to walk the dogs our 1st time cooking on a aga was an experience in itself but we all enjoyed it would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage, warm, cosy, comfortable, and very well equipped."

    Unsure about the Aga cooker, but got used to it easily. Lovely to have some basics in, ie tea bags, sugar etc, some milk would have been a bonus. Embsay is a quiet village with some fabulous views, and walks on the doorstep. Two pubs serving food, brilliant. Couldn't fault the holiday cottage, amenities, and position whatsoever. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Feb 2023

  • "A very lovely cottage, cosy and clean with nice decor."

    The host left us vegan treats to enjoy :) Good-quality, eco-friendly hand wash and shower gel. A nice little garden. Gorgeous views. It's also very convenient for Skipton - just a half-hour walk down the hill or a few minutes on the bus. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Jan 2023

  • "We were over the moon at the quality and comfort of this stunning cottage."

    It had so many extras included, shower wash, hand soaps, dishwasher tablets and washing tablets. Chocolate treats and fire wood. The attention to detail was second to none. Clover has thought of everything. We had an amazing and relaxing week in this fabulous location. If you like 5 star accommodation and spectacular walking, I 100% recommend Crag View. Absolutely fantastic

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Nov 2022

  • "'Crag View is a warm, comfortable and very well equipped cottage."

    It is ideally positioned for visits to the Dales national park and we enjoyed our week there enormously. The owner was very welcoming and helpful but unobtrusive. Couldn’t ask for more, well done!

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Nov 2022

  • "A very comfortable cottage in gorgeous surroundings."

    Everything was provided for our comfort. Ideal having a public house across the road. Would definitely recommend and use again.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Nov 2022

  • "The cottage was beautifully maintained and cleanliness was of the highest standard."

    It was truly like a home from home not that we spent much time in the cottage as the weather was superb and there is so much to see. The cottage was well equipped with leaflets and maps on the local area. We can recommend the pub across the road for food and drinks. We have had a lovely stay and shall be back.

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Oct 2022

  • "We enjoyed our weeks stay at Crag View and the property lived up to expectations."

    Clover very kindly allowed us to have our granddaughters for a sleepover one night and they were delighted with their room. We took them on the steam train from Embsay to Bolton Abbey which was a real treat for them as they had never been on a train journey before. We’d strongly recommend it to other visitors to the Dales. We’ve been staying in that part of the country for almost 50 years and always find something different to do. Billy Bobs ice cream parlour was an absolute hit with the girls and the weather was ideal for a day at Bolton Abbey playing in the water and a walk to The Strid never disappoints. In the past, my husband’s parents used to take him to Kettlewell and fish for tiddlers in the river Wharfe. We did the same with our three and now the third generation of our family love doing it too! Simple pleasures are always the best. The Scarecrow week was still being held at Kettlewell when we were there and we actually took our own children to the very first festival about thirty years ago! Our granddaughters found it very amusing. The Elm Tree in Embsay, virtually opposite Crag View, serves very good food and The Three Sheep in Skipton, is a favourite Tea Shop of ours. Skipton Woods is another clear favourite to exercise our two dogs. The Prosecco and truly delicious ginger biscuits were a welcomed gift from Clover and the kitchen was very well equipped. The large fridge freezer, not typical of cottages we’ve stayed in over the years, is certainly a welcomed feature and the kitchen units are clean and modern. All in all, an extremely pleasant cottage but we did find the pink sofa bed in the sitting room to be very uncomfortable. I’d recommend that Clover replaces it for a more “back friendly “ one in the future. There are notices at the top and bottom of the staircase warning guests of the steep stairs and to use the handrail. I strongly recommend other guests to take heed of the signs. The beds are very comfortable, again not typical of a holiday cottage. You chose them well Clover, we slept like babies

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Aug 2022

  • "Beautifully presented and comfortable this cottage is an excellent base for walking."

    It’s a real home from home and a lot of care has gone into it. We’d definitely stay again. The village pubs are both really friendly too.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Jun 2022

  • "We have stayed in a number of cottages usually through Sykes cottages and Crag view must be one of the best!"

    ! Spotless, well equipped, perfect location, & thoughtful host!! Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely, spacious and spotlessly clean cottage in the heart of a beautiful village."

    The property appears to have been recently modernised but retains its character and is equipped with everything you will need plus some extras in the welcome pack. The location is great for days out exploring the Dales.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0May 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at Crag View Cottage."

    The cottage was spotless, well equipped with thoughtful extras, and very comfortable. An excellent location for beautiful walks in the Dales.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2022

  • "Most enjoyable time."

    The cottage was excellent, spotlessly clean with every you could need for stay. The village was very nice with plenty of local walks.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at this cottage, perfect location for exploring the area, the cottage was very clean and well equipped."

    We look forward to using it again.

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Loverly cottage very clean every thing you need for a hasle free stay."

    Beds very comfortable nice view very warm and cosy.And CLOVER very helpful

    Reviewed by Maurice4.7Mar 2022

  • "This is our second visit to Crag View, so I think that says it all!"

    It was just as clean, cosy, beautifully equipped and comfortable as we remembered. Clover's communication with us prior to the visit was excellent and on arrival we discovered that she'd remembered we use oatmilk with a carton of our favourite in the fridge and fabulous veggie treats. We loved the eggs from Clover's rescue hens too. This is just the perfect location for walking and visiting the southern and western Yorkshire Dales. This time we ventured to Ribblehead with ice and snow and breathtaking views, got soaked to the skin walking around Wharfedale and sat on a bench at dusk watching the world go by in Grassington eating our packed lunch. Beautiful area, fabulous cottage. We'll be back again!

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Dec 2021

  • "An amazing cottage Great location and facilities It was simply amazing"

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely, comfortable, clean accommodation."

    Easy to find, good parking, pub across the road, very convenient!! Another pub in village also very welcoming- all dog friendly. Clover had left a very thoughtful welcome pack. Facilities in the kitchen were excellent. Upstairs beautiful quality bedding and towels. We had a great few days with lovely weather for September. It will be a very cosy place to stay in colder weather.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautifully equipped and clean."

    Everything positive.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2021

  • "Clover’s property was fantastic, she had made it look beautiful, had so many wonderful treats available, and the cottage was perfect."

    She couldn’t have done more to help us feel at home!

    Reviewed by Addison5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely house in small, friendly village."

    Communication with owner was great. House had everything you would need and location perfect for enjoying the Dales. Close to Skipton where there are many restaurants to enjoy a meal out.

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Aug 2021

  • "Great cottage, spotlessly clean."

    Everything you could need is provided plus a huge amount of welcome goodies! Great location in the village, used both local pubs which were friendly and nice food. Walks from the door or very close to some great places in the Dales or even the Lakes. Would highly recommend and Clover is a great host too!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely comfort place to stay, the host left some lovely thoughtful treats which were very welcome."

    Everything is top notch

    Reviewed by Kim4.7Jul 2021

  • "Both our booking with Sykes and the welcome from the owner made for a smooth holiday."

    Crag View Cottage is a delightful, clean, modern and comfortable property in a quiet village away from the bustle of tourists and yet near enough to enjoy the beautiful countryside. We had a wonderful week. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Jul 2021

  • "The accomodation was beautifully decorated, lovely bed linen and towels."

    The owner had left a very generous hamper of goods which we thoroughly enjoyed over the week, particularly her own free range eggs, the Parkin was a bit hit too. We had a couple of little problems and the owner sorted them out immediately, we could not have asked for better customer service from her, she's a star.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage."

    Exceptional welcome pack of eggs,milk,cake,fruit,biscuits,crisps,coffee and tea. Pub over the road serves good food and good real ale, great service and the locals don’t bite. Enjoyed walking around Dent and Malham. Also visited Bolton Abbey on the steam railway and went on the boat trip. Skipton has some really good pubs and restaurants.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Jun 2021

  • "An absolute gem!"

    We are so glad we found this fabulous cottage. It's spotlessly clean, super comfortable, warm, spacious, extremely well equipped, right opposite a free car park and close to a friendly pub. The lovely attentive host, Clover, left lots of thoughtful treats for us including our favourite vegan oat milk and she responded really quickly to texts. Lovely big shower which was easy to operate with plenty of fluffy towels and well placed hooks, and the bathroom had surface and cupboard space for toiletries, something other cottages don't always accommodate. The cottage is perfectly placed for visiting the villages of Burnsall, Grassington, Linton, Kettlewell, Starbottom, Appletreewick, Bolton Abbey and the beautiful walks and cycling around them. It's a short drive to Skipton too. As a birdwatcher I was delighted to see sand martins and dippers as well as skylarks and curlew and a host of other birds in the area. It was also easy to get to Ingleton and the fabulous Falls Walk - highly recommended. A week in the Dales flew by and we'll definitely be back!

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0May 2021

  • "Crag view cottage is perfect."

    Very well appointed with all that you need for a week in the dales. The hosts were very helpful and generous. The location is excellent with easy access to all parts of Wharfedale and beyond and Embsay is a beautiful village with a warm and friendly population. The Elm Tree pub is 30 yds away and yet at night all you here is the occasional barn owl.. A perfect holiday cottage

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double
  • Shower room with shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric AGA range cooker and hob, microwave, coffee maker, family size fridge freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, highchair, iron and ironing board
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On-street parking in front of property with free village car park opposite for additional parking
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with seating
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking in house or garden
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: In the double bedroom, the bed can only be accessed from one side
  • Note: This property has steep stairs, please take care
  • Please note: this is a terraced property; please be mindful of neighbours and do not leave dogs unattended at any time

The property

Settled in the village of Embsay on the southern edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is this wonderful stone, mid-terrace cottage, ideal for those seeking outdoor adventures.

Just under two miles from Skipton, Crag View Cottage is a great base for touring the area, with historic places, vintage steam railways and castles to explore.

Step through the front door and find yourself in the homely sitting room where a woodburning stove takes centre stage in the fireplace, with a Smart TV and two sofas allowing you to unwind into your evening.

Head through to the spacious kitchen/diner, decorated in a classic, country style, with an electric AGA range cooker for you to rustle up delicious meals with to be served around the dining table.

Head up the stairs to find two lovely bedrooms, with the master room home to a king-size bed, a dressing table and boasting beautiful views of Embsay Crag from the window.

The smaller second room contains a double bed (accessed from one side), a small desk, desk lamp and chair, with views to the rear of the property.

Serving both rooms is the sleek shower room with a walk-in shower, basin and WC, as well as a heated towel rail to keep you warm.

Completing the property is the charming enclosed courtyard where seating allows you to enjoy the fresh air, perfect for sitting with a morning coffee while your canine companion stretches their legs.

Just across the road from the cottage is the village pub, Elm Tree Inn, perfect to have on your doorstep for evening drinks or afternoon treats post-walk, with the Embsay village shop just further down the road offering all the essentials you need.

Don't miss a trip on Embsay's main attraction, the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway taking you through the picturesque Yorkshire countryside on a vintage steam train, with special extras you can book like afternoon tea or even gin tastings, before arriving at Bolton Abbey where you can alight from the train and embark on a walk up to the historic Bolton Priory, with the choice to extend the walk up to The Strid for more beautiful scenery.

The town of Skipton is just under two miles from the cottage and boasts a wider selection of shops, pubs and restaurants to visit, along with being the home of Skipton Castle, an almost intact medieval castle with a dungeon, kitchen and bedchamber, and Craven Museum & Gallery.

Venture into the Dales to attractions like Parcevall Hall Gardens spanning 24 acres, Stump Cross Caverns and the fascinating Malham Cove with this uncommon geological formation consisting of a limestone amphitheatre, waterfall and stunning valley views.

Enjoy a lovely self-catered stay in North Yorkshire at Crag View 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