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Katie's Cottage

(Ref. 1045014)

Embsay near Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed a fabulous, relaxing 4 night stay at Katie's Cottage."

    The cottage is perfect for 2 guests and provides everything you need to make the stay comfortable including, a starter pack for the log burner! Claire, the owner was easy to liaise with and popped in the make sure we had everything we needed. The location is perfect for Skipton (less than 2 miles away) and walks around Embsay reservoir and up the Crag were spectacular! The village itself has 2 lovely, welcoming pubs, one of which is only doors away and a little shop selling all basics needed. Would highly recommend and we will definitley be back.

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2023

  • "Spotlessly clean, comfy and warm."

    Great location for visiting the local Dales etc. All the facilities and appliances you'd ever need. Parking space next to cottage. Friendly pub across the road. Claire, the owner, checked to make sure everything was ok and that we had all we needed. Will surely be heading back in the not too distant future.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Spotlessly clean and well equipped. Good base for exploring the Dales and a great pub a stones throw away.

    Reviewed by JennySep 2023

  • "Everywhere was spotlessly clean."

    Easy access and information given that cottage was ready early.It’s difficult to have space in compact rooms but only downside was that as it rained everyday there was nowhere to hang damp clothes.This didn’t detract from a fantastic holiday and great location.Stayed in INGLETON last year and pub prices were much higher for a meal than the pub 25 yards from front door.Hoping to return.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2023

  • "Kate’s. Cottage is a lovely cosy cottage, the cottage was immaculate inside."

    Just a couple of points. The bedroom would benefit from a small dressing table or chest of drawers - somewhere to do hair and makeup. Outside needs some improvement, it wasn’t a space that we wanted to spend time in and couldn’t really be described as a garden.

    Reviewed by MaryJun 2023

  • "Katie's cottage has everything you could want in a holday accommadation."

    It is attractive spotless spacious and very fully equipped. The bed is very large very comfortable and the bathroom is modern with excellent shower. There is good fast wifi and good phone signal. The friendly pub is only a few steps away but doesn't serve food on Mondays and Tuesdays. It is wonderfully placed for exploring beautiful Wharfedale. The owner Claire was very welcoming and helpful and lives nearby. We can highly recommend Katie's.

    Reviewed by JamesJun 2023

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage with everything you needed to enjoy your stay."

    In a lovely little village with a couple of pubs serving food, and a local stores. Lovely walks on the doorstep and local people very friendly. Claire the owner was easy to get hold of if needed and very helpful. Even phoned us the morning of our departure to inform us of a local road closure. Would not hesitate to stay here again

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2023

  • "A small but perfectly equipped bolt hole."

    Ideal for exploring the West Riding of Yorkshire and it's home village of Embsay.

    Reviewed by AnthonyMay 2023

  • "A cozy and well equipped cottage in a beautiful location."

    Ideal for exploring the Yorkshire Dales.Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2023

  • "This cottage was the perfect getaway for 2."

    It had everything you needed and some extras ( yes those scones were lovely ). Clean, comfortable and with a well stocked log burner for those chilly nights The local pub, less than 30 steps door to door, was friendly and welcoming and served wholesome pub grub. Thank you Claire for sharing this lovely home

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2023

  • "An ideal location for the southern dales."

    The cottage was very comfortable and clean and the local shop selling bread and milk was just 2 minutes away-very handy.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2023

  • "Very nice property, ideal for a get-away location."

    Very clean and tidy.

    Reviewed by MikeJan 2023

  • "This was our second visit to Katie’s Cottage and it was absolutely perfect."

    The cottage has everything you need for a lovely stay and is comfortable and cosy. Claire is a wonderful host and left lovely scones for us on arrival. I cannot recommend this cottage enough. Beautiful location, convenient private parking next to the cottage. We will keep coming back!

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2022

  • "This is a lovely cottage in the small village of Embasy."

    For walkers it is perfectly placed to walk straight from the door. Skipton is only 2 miles away with its vibrant town centre. The cottage itself has everything you need whilst you're there and is very warm and cosy. Claire, the owner, is very approachable and helpful. We arrived at a beautifully cleaned cottage, with a full basket of wood, a box of Yorkshire tea, Harrogate Coffee bags and 2 homemade scones. Would definatly stay here again

    Reviewed by MandyNov 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Immaculately clean when we arrived.

    Reviewed by MartinAug 2022

  • "Excellent property, spotlessly clean, comfortable and fully fitted new kitchen and bathroom."

    Easy reach of walks, local bus and pub serving good food. Friendly owner, a beautiful place to stay. Highly recommended and would stay again.

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week staying at Katie's Cottage, the cottage was exceptionally clean and tidy and had everything we needed for a week's stay."

    We enjoyed a couple of evening meals at The Elm Tree Inn which is literally on the doorstep and perfect after a long walk during the day. We were able to do the Embsay Circular walk from the cottage too, as well as a quick drive to the Grassington and Hebden areas for other long walks. The cottage was comfortable and had plenty of utilities for cooking. We would definitely return for another visit!

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2022

  • "Katie’s cottage was absolutely perfect."

    Beautiful location and very helpful owner. Lovely scones left for our arrival. The village is wonderful and the parking and outside space a bonus. The cottage was extremely comfortable and well equipped with clear instructions left on use of appliances. I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough. I would consider it to be 5 ticks on your ratings.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2022

  • "'An exceptopnally clean, comfortable cottage and a very helpful, friendly owner' Had a great week at Katie's cottage, couldn't have asked for more."

    Embsay is a very friendly village with good local walks and an ideal base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales. Hilary

    Reviewed by HilaryJun 2022

  • "Katie's Cottage is beautiful and perfect for the rest and relaxation break we needed."

    Everything is as described and so clean it was just what we needed. We did visit lots of places in and around Skipton but for us on this occasion it was all about the R&R and we looked forward to returning back to the cottage every day. We met and chatted with the owner, Claire who is just lovely. We didn't need help with anything but Claire gave us the names of a few good eateries which was really nice of her. We would return to Katie's Cottage and can highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by BarbaraApr 2022

  • "My husband and I really enjoyed our stay."

    the cottage it was a great base to explore Yorkshire.The cottage it had everything we needed and the homemade scones were a welcomed treat on arrival from our host Claire.

    Reviewed by HelenApr 2022

  • "Although it didn't apply to us as the weather was not great- there was not very ..."

    Although it didn't apply to us as the weather was not great- there was not very good "sitting out" space if we needed it- the cottage itself was very good and we would return and recommend

    Reviewed by BrianApr 2022

  • "We were very impressed with the appliances and standard of finish/cleanliness."

    We were also extremely pleased that Claire, the owner, allowed us earlier access and departure times. This was really appreciated.

    Reviewed by SimonMar 2022

  • "The cottage was in a delightful location and in excellent order."

    Claire, the owner, was very helpful and the whole holiday was great. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by RobertDec 2021

  • "Excellent cottage,all home comforts well equipped kitchen."

    Lovely and warm, comfy extra large bed.Great location so many places nearby.Good pub over the road with homemade food. Claire provided delicious homemade scones.If considering this cottage for your next holiday don't hesitate it's a must not miss.Such a great place to stay friendly village would love to live here didn't want to come home.Next time we come to this area this is where we want to stay thank you Claire for a smashing cottage.

    Reviewed by AmandaNov 2021

  • "Everything we needed so comfortable lovely bed ,beautifully decorated fresh scones on arrival lovely touch."

    Would love to visit again thank you.

    Reviewed by BarbaraNov 2021

  • "It was a very nice cottage."

    Very comfortable and cosy with everything you need. We had to leave urgently for home on Tuesday which was a shame to miss the rest of the week but would definitely like to revisit. The owner very kindly left some scones out for our arrival.

    Reviewed by WendyOct 2021

  • "Such a lovely cottage, important stuff, beds are amazingly comfortable, the ..."

    Such a lovely cottage, important stuff, beds are amazingly comfortable, the kitchen is perfectly equipped, the lounge so cosy, fabulous area to discover lake district and Yorkshire dales, lovely surroundings, definitely returning soon

    Reviewed by KevinOct 2021

  • "Am excellent cottage for 2 people in a lovely friendly village, that provides easy access to walks from the cottage as well as a good base to visit many excellent locations in North Yorkshire."

    In particular quick access to Bolton Abbey, Malham and many great villages and walks.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2021

  • "One of the nicest Sykes cottages I've stayed in."

    Very comfortable and immaculately clean. Well equipped with a very welcoming owner.

    Reviewed by BeverleyAug 2021

  • "The cottage was immaculate when we arrived."

    Reviewed by MartinMay 2021

  • "Lovely clean cottage."

    Owner very friendly and helpful. Would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by RuthApr 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our break at Embsay and we would definitely recommend this property."

    The owner met us on our first day with some fruit scones which was very welcoming. As this is the first time we have rented a holiday property we hadn’t properly thought things through. As one of us has disabilities the stairs in the cottage were a problem and there was no downstairs loo. This was a little inconvenient but in no way spoilt our holiday and as I say our fault. The village is quiet and picturesque, Skipton is a very nice market town together with surrounding attractions, well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by JeffOct 2020

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with everything you need."

    We especially liked the log burner as it was miserable weather but that made a cosy end to the day. There is plenty of walking to do from the doorstep and two great pubs in the village. Skipton is only a short distance away with plenty to do. The countryside in this area is fabulous even in the rain!

    Reviewed by SueOct 2020

  • "Great location, homely cottage, great facilities and welcoming owner."

    Fantastic experience. Thank you.

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2020

  • "The location was perfect for us, both within the village and with respect to local walks and nearby attractions."

    Reviewed by NicholasSep 2020

  • "Lots of interesting places to visit and good local pubs"

    Reviewed by MarySep 2020

  • "The cottage was really, really lovely."

    Tiny but had everything you could possibly need. Very clear instructions about how to use all the facilities - very often you have to try and work this out for yourself! It was immaculately clean, the bed massive and very comfortable, good sized en-suite with bath and shower and lovely fluffy towels! Elm Tree puib was practically on the doorstep too and served up some lovely grub. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by MargaretSep 2020

  • "Great little cottage in a lovely location to walk and explore."

    Turn left out the door and 15 minutes walk up to the reservoir with a scenic circular walk. Two lovely pubs in the village as well. On a bus route to Skipton too.

    Reviewed by JeremyAug 2020

  • "Cottage was very comfortable, excellent location, and the contact we had with the owner regarding key collection etc was friendly and efficient."

    Would return and recommend

    Reviewed by KennethAug 2020

  • "We had a lovely time – the scenery was amazing – you can walk for miles over the hills – breath taking views."

    The people were so friendly & helpful. It is truly a wonderful part of our country.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2020

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  • One super-king-size double bedroom with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking on the end of cottage for one car
  • Roadside parking on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Patio area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.9 miles; pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Stairs leading from living area open directly into bedroom

The property

Skipton 1.8 miles.

Katie's Cottage is a delightful, stone-built cottage that can be found burrowed in the charming village of Embsay.

Beautifully renovated whilst maintaining character through its original exposed beams and traditional woodburning stove, this cottage offers an idyllic romantic retreat for couples looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Step inside the open-plan living area and instantly feel the warm and welcoming ambiance as you fall into the plush leather sofas around the woodburning stove, turning on the flat-screen TV in search of an entertaining movie to enjoy on a quiet night indoors.

Wander over to the pretty country kitchen where you can grab ingredients from the fridge as you work as a team to prepare a mouth-watering feast, making use of the handy appliances and utensils.

Raise a glass to quality time in the countryside as you delight in your magnificent meal, all whilst mapping out your plans for the action-packed days to come.

As the evening draws to a close, pick yourself up from the sofa and climb the staircase to the first floor where you will be greeted into a homey super-king-size bedroom benefiting from a stylish en-suite bathroom, perfect for indulging in a relaxing soak in the tub at the end of an exciting day.

Outside your cottage, discover a lovely patio area to sit out and enjoy lunch alfresco-style as you bask in the warm summer sunshine.

Embark on one of the outstanding scenic walks lying right on your doorstep, including the popular stroll down to the nearby reservoir before moving on to the Embsay Cragg.

Spend your evenings wining and dining in the local pub sitting just a short walk away, where you can devour some tasty pub grub before washing it all down with a quirky real ale from the wide selection available.

Explore the great outdoors with a hike through the Yorkshire Dales or Forrest of Bowland Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, before visiting the market town of Skipton or the popular Wharfedale villages of Bolton Abbey.

The well-loved village of Malham and its dramatic cove can be found just a scenic drive away, and Harrogate, York and Bronte Country are also nearby.

Katie's Cottage makes a fabulous setting for a couples retreat to the magnificent Yorkshire countryside.

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About the location


Grassington 9 miles; Harrogate 20 miles.

Known as “The Gateway to the Dales”, Skipton is well placed for visiting all that the Dales has to offer, whilst York, the Lake District and the West Coast are also within easy motoring distance. This lovely market town has much to interest the enthusiastic visitor, boasting an ancient castle open to the public, a beautiful old parish church and a colourful market occupying the cobbled setts each side of the high street. In 2008 the Academy of Urbanism voted the High Street the best shopping spot in Britain, and The Copper Dragon/Greyhawk Brewery is highly rated in the CAMRA listings. Steam railways with regular excursions are available at Embsay and Bolton Abbey, and the Leeds to Liverpool Canal passes through Skipton with the 1 mile long Foulridge Tunnel and the 5-rise locks at Bingley within a short travel. Golf, swimming, squash, tennis and snooker are all available locally and the excellent public transport means the car can be left at home!

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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