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Laurel Bank Cottage

Embsay near Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 803)


Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
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  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
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109 Customer Reviews

  • "Laural Bank Cottage was very impressive."

    Perfect location, beautiful cottage, masses of space, perfectly clean, everything we could have wanted and would definitely consider this property again. Superb walks in all directions.

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2021

  • "What a fabulous place for families."

    So well set up and everything you need in a great spot. Lovely pubs nearby and great park too. very near Skipton and loads of things to do in the area

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2021

  • "Brilliant trip and a lovely house ideally situated close to lots of local attractions."

    Had plenty of room for the 4 adults and 1 child in the property and plenty of room both inside and out for our 2 year old to play freely. Stair gates already installed were ideal and the general cleanliness of the house was good. However a note to the owners I would advise ensuring that the property is being cleaned thoroughly as there was a large amount of dust clearly visible under the sofas, that appeared to have been there for some time due to the amount, various cobwebs and dust behind the chair around the floor lamps clearly visible, dirt and a stain on the floor under the sitting room rug and an empty packet of cigarette papers in between the cushion and arm of a small sofa and several used cigarette ends outside the kitchen door. Despite this all in all was a very enjoyable trip and would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2021

  • "Large and spacious house as described."

    Prices go up a lot in school holidays. We had great weather but despite that house cold at times. No heating controls in the house - if you want the heating on you have to text the owners. Thanks for the nice touch of a coffee machine and capsules. Very close to two great village pubs within 5 minutes walking distance. Our favourite was the Elms tree inn who were very friendly and had a good menu. For activities we’d recommend nearby Bolton abbey and burnsall (great river walk and beach). It’s a shame for the owners that a housing estate is being built opposite the entrance to property which could be noisy in the day but no problem in the evenings or at night.

    Reviewed by GavinMay 2021

  • "This is a large property that has five good sized bedrooms."

    We were a group of five motorcyclists who used it as a base for daily ride outs to the amazing local countryside. With two local pubs in the village and the town two to three miles away we had everything we needed. The owners who live in the main house were very welcoming and answered any questions we had and were keen to make sure we were happy and comfortable.

    Reviewed by MarkMay 2021

  • "It was nice to get away for a break due to the Covid situation."

    Everything was very clean and all the facilities were there that you needed. Handy for walking and just relaxing in a nice setting.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "Laurel Bank Cottage was a perfect place to have a family weekend together."

    The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed and was in a very good location.

    Reviewed by SueMar 2020

  • "Fantastic house for a family group with space to get together for games and chats, as well as being able to retreat for a bit of space."

    The kitchen particularly was very well appointed and spacious for making meals and having fun preparing, eating and relaxing after them. It worked brilliantly for our family!

    Reviewed by R MDec 2019

  • "Wifi could be better but otherwise a very nice place to stay"

    Reviewed by AndrewDec 2019

  • "All 11 ladies had a super time, wished weather has been better as garden was so inviting."

    Everyone comfortable and felt at home.

    Reviewed by LindaNov 2019

  • "This is the fourth time I have stayed here and no doubt will return again next year."

    Owners are extremely helpful especially when things need repairing.

    Reviewed by EuniceSep 2019

  • "Booking with Sykes was easy."

    The house was clean and had all the crockery, glassware and cooking utensils you could possibly need. The garden was very nice and we managed a bbq whilst there. There was more than enough room for everyone. It is in a nice quiet location and within easy walking distance to 2 pubs. It is possible to walk to Skipton but there a a few hills so we either drove, got a taxi and did use the bus one day. Would definitely recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by AndreaJul 2019

  • "Perfect location for a family break."

    Lovely big house with lots of space indoors and outside for us to spread out.

    Reviewed by MargaretJul 2019

  • "An excellent cottage for a large group with plenty of beds and space."

    The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable. Just one issue to note - the downstairs toilet has a crack in the wooden seat and the upstairs toilet seat hinge is broken. Overall we had a great time, with excellent weather and the location was quiet and perfectly situated for access to walks and pubs.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2019

  • "Excellent property."

    13 adults, brothers, sisters, cousins and partners and we were very comfortable. Kitchen has all necessities, including, dishwasher and washing machine and plenty of crockery! Enough hot water to ensure 13 adults had showers and baths whenever needed and the property was more than warm enough for the beginning of May. Good internet connection. Quiet and delightful setting, peaceful and very scenic. Unfortunately we were unable to explore the local areas because we were only there for the weekend. We did go Gorge Walking however, and can recommend! The steam railway was also a success. We had a very well behaved dog who was made welcome and we loved the bed provided in the kitchen - thank you! Great communication (we were able to stay just a little longer than the 10am check out, because there were no other bookings, which made a real difference to our weekend, we were able to have a chilled breakfast). Thanks for your flexibility!

    Reviewed by TaniaMay 2019

  • "The cottage catered extremely well for our family party of 12."

    Very comfortable in every way, seating and beds. Lots of space outside to just sit an enjoy the scenery and quietness. On the doorstep of Skipton if you want more, market, cafes, pubs, etc. Couldn't better it. Would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by GillianMar 2019

  • "Book8ng was so easy."

    I first went to book on line but wasnt sure of skmething so called. The team are very friendly and although I was told I would get a call the day after to check I had paid ok on the link that was sent, I didnt. Fortunately the payment went through ok. There was 11 of us 8 adults and teenager and 3 kids. From being in the property 5 minutes I said how good it wouls be to claim squatters rights and stay forever (joking of course). Although the living room furniture was quite old it was still sufficient, spacious and very homely. All the facilities you needed was there apart from a mop so unfortunately we had no choice but to leave floors a little dirty. The shops, pubs and steam train are all in walk8ng distance and although uphill coming back was still not a bad walk. The only issue we found was that there was a cupboard full of games most of which were broken or empty or missing jigsaw pieces so if you have kids you need to make sure you take some games as the only one able to play was chess and even that had pieces missing. Apart from that everyth8ng was great and we had a lovely weekend.

    Reviewed by MariaMar 2019

  • "Comfortable property with everything we could need."

    Great location with stunning view across the valley.

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2019

  • "Great family house clean, spacious, very well equipped kitchen (loved the extra toaster for our extended family of 13"

    Reviewed by DebraNov 2018

  • "The house is lovely and well situated for Skipton and surrounding areas."

    Plenty of space for everyone and all mod cons available in the house to cater for all. Relaxing and quiet area, lovely views and only a short walk to the shop and pub.

    Reviewed by AndrewNov 2018

  • "This was my third stay at this property and have booked again for next year."

    It is central for lots of activities. Nice little local shop and both pubs have an excellent menu. Owners very friendly, helpful and very welcoming.

    Reviewed by EuniceSep 2018

  • "A lovely big house in a superb location."

    We had a fantastic week here, thank you!

    Reviewed by IainJul 2018

  • "The house is in a lovely location, ideal for large parties and family gatherings."

    This was our second Christmas and we hope to return for future Christmases.

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2017

  • "This is our 4th time at Laurel Bank Cottage and it has never disappointed us."

    We love the space is provides. Embsay is lovely and within reach of many places to visit.

    Reviewed by JaneNov 2017

  • "The property was nicer than the photographs portrayed it on your website."

    More photographs would be a good idea and possibly better quality.

    Reviewed by RNov 2017

  • "Very child friendly."

    Ages ranged from 2 to 73. Suitable for all. Any problem (only 1) was soon sorted. We ha a superb holiday.

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2017

  • "Stunning cottage in the most beautiful location , had everything we could ..."

    Stunning cottage in the most beautiful location , had everything we could possibly need and was very suitable for my 16 month old son

    Reviewed by StacyMay 2017

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Spacious accommodation. Good location. Well equipped. Clean. Would recommend ideal for large family holiday/breaks.

    Reviewed by GillianApr 2017

  • "This our 3rd stay at Laurel Bank Cottage and we have loved each visit."

    The area is stunning, Skipton is a beautiful town with everything you need. Cannot recommend it enough.

    Reviewed by JaneNov 2016

  • "A large impressive looking property with plenty of off road parking."

    Only issues were central heating failed to come on in the morning and evening when things were a little chilly and the tap hot water temperature was on the cool side of hot. I am sure these were just temporary issues that will be resolved. A minor issue, although there is a good selection of DVD's, the DVD player did not work due to the lead connecting to the TV being missing, and the TV in the kitchen did not receive programs, suspect a problem with the aerial. Overall though, the property is very clean and comfortable and offered what we required. Lovely location, access to a couple of nice village pubs serving food, handy for the Yorkshire Dales and we really enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed by DonSep 2016

  • "A fabulous base for visiting the Dales and meeting up with family and friends."

    A well equipped, spacious, comfortable house in lovely grounds.

    Reviewed by BekahAug 2016

  • "We had space for all our family and having good weather the young children had a safe garden to play in."

    The welcome chocolates and milk in the fridge were great. The large dining table that we could all sit round was perfect. We all felt very relaxed because the house was family friendly and a very nice place to be. The countryside around is beautiful with plenty of places to explore.

    Reviewed by MarieMar 2016

  • "The property was welcoming and the owner was friendly and helpful."

    The week we spent as a family could not have been better.

    Reviewed by ChristineFeb 2016

  • "The house is ideal for our large extended family and is well equipped with all we needed."

    The owners are very helpful and pleasant. There are loads of places and things to do round and about There are good walks straight from the Cottage onto the fells.

    Reviewed by MaureenOct 2015

  • "We have an annual family get together, travelling as far afield as from Brazil and Croatia."

    Last year we stayed in Buxton at a lovely house and we were lucky again this year with our choice. The cottage, we were pleasantly surprised, being much brighter and better in real life than as portrayed in the web photographs. We never met the owners but they left a lovely family-sized box of favourite Thornton chocolates as a welcome present, which was a nice touch. And when we all decamped earlier than expected leaving a dishwasher in action it was not a problem. A family steam trip on the Embassy railway (but don't try walking to Bolton Abbey at the other end with a pram or/and a dodgy knee) plus Skipton Castle, Malham Cove and Bronte Country, which were all visited and enjoyed. All together there was lovely countryside and friendly locals; you would expect nothing less in 'Gods Own Country'!

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2015

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the cottage."

    It was very spacious for our party which consisted of 4 adults and 5 children, there was a large garden area for the children to play in. The residents were friendly and approachable, all local pubs very welcoming and nice food, trips to the local farms and 'Billy Bobs Ice Cream Parlour' recommended for young kids. Would also recommend the railway to Bolton Abbey.

    Reviewed by TerryAug 2014

  • "Definitely satisfied with the property, especially the outdoor decking and barbecue area."

    Situation in Embsay was delightful with plenty of local walks including the Crag. Local amenities in Skipton were varied and excellent for dining out. Countryside was superb - visited the castle, Bolton Abbey, Malham, steam train and canal boat trip.

    Reviewed by RoyJul 2014

  • "We loved staying at Laurel Bank."

    Three generations, including a branch of our family who live in the village, (and a small dog!) enjoyed a week of multiple birthday/anniversary celebrations. With lots of space and a really lovely garden, we had plenty of room to spread out and everybody could do their own thing. We know the area well because of the family connection, but walking to the shop two minutes away, for milk and newspapers in the morning, hearing the cricket played each evening just across the lane, and walking to the local pub added to the stay.

    Reviewed by JillJul 2014

  • "The house was excellent for a large group and our family found the facilities to be appropriate for our needs."

    The location is perfect for touring the area with many places to visit and things to do nearby without too much driving. We thoroughly enjoyed it and would go back without hesitation.

    Reviewed by PaulJun 2014

  • "Lovely cottage, in a lovely place."

    Loved the surrounding scenery and countryside. Short drive to Skipton, castle and canal, which we visited and had a canal boat ride. Very near to Embsay steam railway, which we went on. Went to Elm Tree pub, locals very friendly and welcoming. Would love to stay there again.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2014

  • "Good location, good weather, good company."

    Plenty on space and excellent communal space to enjoy it in. The cottage was really nicely set up for a group including small children with plastic plates, cot, high-chair, stair-gates, plenty of toys, books, DVDs and jigsaws and a field of sheep and chickens outside that provided hours of entertainment.

    Reviewed by JeanneApr 2014

  • "The cottage is ideal for family groups with children and it is well furnished and equipped."

    Embsay is a very pleasant village with good pubs that do food and there are plenty of walks that can be accessed from the cottage. There is plenty to do round about. The children particularly enjoyed a petting farm and an ice cream parlour. Two teenagers and two mums enjoyed a train ride and an amazing shopping trip to Leeds.

    Reviewed by MaureenApr 2014

  • "We liked everything."

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2014

  • "The size of the house allowed us to go away with all the family and our dogs."

    The elm tree pub serviced a lovely reasonably priced meal! Everything we needed had been thought of.

    Reviewed by JemimaMar 2014

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location for walks."

    Reviewed by LydiaDec 2013

  • "Laurel Bank was perfect for our family, there was a lot of us but we could all sit together in the lounge in the evenings and plenty of room at the dining table for all of us."

    We felt comfy in the property not having to worry to much of things being spoilt with two little ones running round. Good location for lots of attractions so overall a good holiday break. Thank-you

    Reviewed by BarbaraDec 2013

  • "Great property with helpful and unobtrusive owners."

    Reviewed by PatrickNov 2013

  • "Superb accommodation in delightful setting."

    The Yorkshire Dales have a lot to offer the discerning tourist. The property we rented was economic, spacious and very well equipped. The owners provided extras which were much appreciated. Set amongst views of hills to each side of the cottage and within a small village which boasted an excellent pub serving good food but only a short distance from Skipton which had all amenities. We tried two restaurants- one Russian the other Italian both well worth a visit.

    Mr Pennant-JonesSep 2013

  • "Good, large property."

    Excellent location, pubs and general surroundings.

    Reviewed by RossAug 2013

  • "All in all we had an excellent week and would recommend Laurel Bank and Embsay as a great place to stay."

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2013

  • "The location was really good and the kitchen was very well stocked and all the boardgames and books went down well too."

    The lovely welcome, biscuits and supply of tea, coffee and milk in the fridge were nice touches.

    Reviewed by ElizabethMar 2013

  • "The location was superb, great views and the accommodation was very spacious."

    First class!

    Reviewed by BarryFeb 2013

  • "Good value, the owners were helpful, the property is a very good size for a big group."

    The lounge and kitchen areas were very nice.

    Reviewed by AMay 2012

  • "Very peaceful and within walking distance of Skipton."

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2012

  • "A lovely place, situated in a lovely village close to lots of places of interest."

    The sitting room was brilliant for our large party, loads of room for the kids to play on a rainy weekend and lots of comfortable sofas. The biscuits on arrival were a lovely touch and the selection of games, books and DVD's a very pleasant surprise.

    Reviewed by JoanneOct 2011

  • "The outside BBQ area was very nice indeed and the large lounge was perfect for our needs."

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2011

  • "The location was lovely even though it rained the whole week!"

    There was so much to see. Booking the holiday was very simple and the owners could not have been more helpful. Lovely relaxing week with great scenery.

    Reviewed by PaulineAug 2011

  • "Lovely house in great location."

    Really friendly and helpful owners. Kitchen, dining and lounge facilities were plenty big enough for large group. [We were a family of 11 adults.] Everything you needed and nothing you didn't.

    Reviewed by SallyMay 2011

  • "We had a very good holiday at Laurel Bank Cottage."

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2011

  • "The venue was great for a large party."

    There were lots of extra useful items available in the kitchen; we weren't short of anything. It was a great location. The owners even left us a tin of Quality Street - very nice touch. The availability of a wide range of books and games was great.

    Reviewed by TracyMar 2011

  • "The property was very spacious so the nine of us didn't get in each others way."

    A super, large, comfy lounge with plenty of seating. All beds were comfy. Lovely and warm. Felt very welcome there.

    Reviewed by MaggyNov 2010

  • "Brilliant for family gatherings."

    2 pubs nearby serve excellent food. Train to Bolton Abbey; great walk from station to Bolton Abbey with brilliant pub on the way. We had a fantastic weekend break with all the family. Excellent!

    Reviewed by PaulineSep 2010

  • "The location of the cottage both in terms of the views from the cottage and the proximity to the Dales and all its attractions."

    Reviewed by SueAug 2010

  • "The cottage was very quiet and felt private even though it joined on to the owners' house."

    The upstairs sitting room was lovely - very large and comfortable with great views. You can continue driving along the pretty country road the cottage is on all the way to Bolton Abbey.

    Reviewed by AnnJul 2010

  • "Short walk from Embsay Railway Station to catch steam train to Bolton Abbey."

    Great for family get-togethers.

    Reviewed by AnitaMay 2010

  • "Well equipped cottage for 12, loads of space."

    Excellent location in every way, would go back.

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2010

  • "This is an excellent property for a large family gathering or a group of friends."

    The owners really have thought of everything. The property is extremely well equipped and we were especially glad of the stair gates, basket of toys etc. The position of this property is excellent for touring and walking in the Dales; also very close to Skipton.

    Reviewed by GillMar 2010

  • "Lovely spacious house in a beautiful area."

    Village had all the basics and the excellent amenities of Skipton are nearby.

    Reviewed by MargaretDec 2009

  • "Large, comfortable, roomy house for big family get together."

    Very convenient and adequate accommodation.

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2009

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, it was ideal for the Grandchildren."

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2009

  • "The access roads made it very easy to get to Skipton and the attraction in the Dales quickly."

    Good walks to the moors from the house

    Reviewed by WendyJul 2009

  • "Although it was attached to the owners house there was complete privacy in house and garden."

    We were there for husband's 60th with family and friends and he said it was the best birthday ever. Everything you could possibly need in the kitchen, including a wine cooler. Would love to go back.

    Reviewed by ShirleyJun 2009

  • "Excellent accomadation for our needs."

    Plenty of room, well equipped, (loved the lounge) and in a great location for walking. Two pubs and a shop in the village (all very friendly) made for a very relaxing holiday.

    Miss MasonJun 2009

  • "We especially liked the fact that we felt very welcome with our little children!"

    The cottage is ideal for a family holiday, is beautifully situated and very well equipped, we could not have asked for more!!!

    Reviewed by Silvia & RalfMay 2009

  • "This is the second year we've been to Laurel bank, testimony to how much we like it."

    There is ample room within, the garden and patio are lovely, and there are great walks to go on from the cottage.

    Reviewed by AndyApr 2009

  • "Excellent property situated in a fantastic area."

    Enjoyed a four generation family diamond wedding celebration, guests ranging from 18 months to 85 years old!

    Reviewed by JuliaDec 2008

  • "Excellent views, ideally situated for touring Yorkshire Dales."

    The cottage was very spacious, with plenty of parking for 6 cars. Owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by GeoffJun 2008

  • "Very comfortable accommodation, great for a family get together."

    Mrs McMannMay 2008

  • "The house was great."

    We loved that it was nice and spacious. The big lounge was especially good.

    Reviewed by JuliaApr 2008

  • "The place was great, the village a delight and Skipton revealed hitherto unplumbed depths."

    Reviewed by AndyMar 2008

  • "The accommodation was very spacious & well equipped, clean & very comfortable."

    We were able to enjoy a family Christmas for 12 with all the comfort of home. It was the best Christmas break ever. I Would highly recommend this property, it is nice & close to Skipton for the market & last minute shopping and to the hills for walking.

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2007

  • "This was a perfect holiday house for all our family to meet up at Christmas."

    There were 7 adults and 5 children - we did a full christmas dinner and nothing was missing from the kitchen. There was ample space for all the children to run around and not get under our feet. Shop and pub on the doorstep - and a steam railway with a Santa special for the children! We couldn't have asked for a better property.

    Reviewed by SandraDec 2006

  • "A great location for visiting the attractions within the dales."

    Reviewed by AlisonNov 2006

  • "The owners were extremely helpful."

    The property was great and in a very good location and very well equipped.

    Reviewed by BridgetAug 2006

  • "The kids loved the trampoline in the garden."

    It was a spacious property with plenty of videos and DVDs for kids to watch in the evenings.

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2006

  • "The owners were very friendly and helpful."

    We liked the holidays at Laurel Bank Cottage very, very much! It is really excellent!

    Mrs WallbankJun 2006

  • "Plenty to do locally without having to drive far, if at all."

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2006

  • "I would like to say that we all had a lovely time at this property, and whilst the weather was rotten outside (sleet and some snow) we were very comfortable and snug inside!"

    Reviewed by AlisonFeb 2006

  • "The house was just so well equipped and had games and was very child friendly."

    Reviewed by Jamie-LeeOct 2005

  • "An excellent place to stay - plenty of room and great for children as the garden has a slide and climbing frame."

    There are two family friendly pubs within walking distance.

    Mrs StroudAug 2005

  • "A peaceful setting, but not isolated - easy access to main routes, the village, pubs etc."

    The house was comfortable and there was plenty of space for everyone. The owners were very approachable. A Lovely part of the country.

    Mr BartonJul 2005

  • "A very spacious property - well equipped for a large group."

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2005

  • "This is an excellent cottages for large families or groups - very clean and nicely presented."

    It's ideal for children, even with a small video library. We would recommend it to friends and stay again.

    Reviewed by Jonathan & SarahApr 2005

  • "House very well equipped for children, with games, toys and videos for the odd "rainy" hour."

    Reviewed by VanessaMar 2005

  • "Good size property, ideal location for Skipton, good facilities at a reasonable price."

    On the whole we were very pleased with the property.

    Reviewed by Anna-LisaFeb 2005

  • "A fantastic location for a weekend break in winter."

    Excellent family accommodation.

    Reviewed by WilliamDec 2004

  • "Great venue for a family get together, cottage accomodated our group of 12 and dog with no problem -loved the fact that we could all eat together in dining kitchen and plenty of room for everyone to socialise in the lounge."

    Embsay/Bolton Abbey Steam Railway was a great day out and within walking distance of cottage. Owners very helpful.

    Reviewed by LynnNov 2004

  • "Plenty of space for our family of 8 grown-ups, and lovely warm home."

    Excellent location for walking, visiting, relaxing. Liked the big dining table for family meals.

    Reviewed by GeorgeOct 2004

  • "The house was ideal for a large family get together we have great difficulty finding larger places to stay and this was excellent the location was perfect - you should have boasted about this more on your site!"

    skipton is so central for many places to visit

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2004

  • "Perfect location."

    In the country but within walking distance of a decent pub. We did very little driving and a whole age range from 3 to 60 was kept busy.

    Reviewed by TonyApr 2004

  • "We were very pleased with the cottage, we would like to return there at some time."

    I t was extremely well equipped and handy for other places to visit. The locals were very friendly as well in the pub!!

    Reviewed by TriciaMar 2004

  • "Lots to do nearby and within short journey."

    Property was spacious, clean and warm.

    Reviewed by LynnFeb 2004

  • "An excellent base for exploring Skipton & surrounding area."

    The owners were very helpful.

    Mrs SangerOct 2003

  • "It is an excellent base for some very good walks (with or without the kids)."

    Had a great day out on the Embsay railway, including a walk to Bolton abbey for a picnic lunch, and another day at Skipton castle, both were good for the two children (3 and 9 years).

    Reviewed by DAug 2003

  • "Spaciousness of accomodation."

    Well equipped kitchen. The barbecue was well used. Good quiet location convenient for Skiption and North Yorks.

    Reviewed by KeithAug 2003

  • "The house was well equipped, spacious and comfortable to live in and had a large garden."

    The cottage was in a great location with 2 pubs within a short walking distance. Both served good food. There was a vintage steam railway nearby that was great fun that took you to the nearby Boulton Abbey.

    Reviewed by GaynorJul 2003

  • "Sunny patio for eating out."

    Good property for large family groups. The house was particularly well equipped for small children - both facilities & toys. Excellent bas for exploring the southern Dales. Local pub serves good food and range of hand pulled beers.

    Reviewed by LouiseFeb 2003

  • "Location was great and ideal place for families of all ages."

    The cottage was well stocked with all we needed.

    Reviewed by AnnaNov 2002

  • "Very good for small children."

    The owner was most helpful.

    Reviewed by Belinda MOct 2002

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The property

Laurel Bank Cottage is situated on the fringes of the rural village of Embsay and offers lovely views over fields towards Embsay Crag.

The cottage is a stone-built addition to the owners' splendid Victorian property and shares its extensive mature gardens and grounds.

The accommodation is spacious, well equipped and comfortable, and makes an ideal retreat for a large group of family or friends at any time of the year.

All the amenities of the market town of Skipton are close by and the popular Wharfedale villages of Bolton Abbey, Burnsall and Grassington are within easy reach.


  • Five bedrooms (all with basins): 2 x ground floor family rooms each with a double and single bed
  • Three first floor bedrooms: 1 x double with single day bed, 1 x twin and 1 x adult bunks
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Additional ground floor basin and WC
  • First floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Spacious first floor sitting room with pleasant Dales views
  • Well-equipped kitchen with separate dining area on ground floor
  • Inner hallway.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire in sitting room
  • Gas range cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs, video, DVD player, WiFi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent, towels are not provided
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking
  • Private patio areas and shared use of mature south-facing gardens
  • One small well-behaved dog welcome ( owner may consider an additional dog upon request)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: No stag/hen parties, or similar.

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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.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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