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Canalside Cottage

Farnhill near Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 27990)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved the holiday cottage, was very well equipped had everything we needed, beautifully positioned had lovely views loved the canal with boats ."

    Can’t wait to book again

    Dear Linda, thank you so much for your wonderful feedback! We appreciate you choosing us for your holiday. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future! Vicky and Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindaApr 2022

  • "Lovely stay will be staying again"

    Thank you Catherine, we are glad you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to welcoming you again in the future. Vicky and Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by CatherineApr 2022

  • "Canalside Cottage is amazing."

    Every room is furnished in style with quality and comfort in mind, and every need appears to have been anticipated. It is a beautiful and spacious cottage with plenty of room for everyone. It is in a lovely village location, overlooking the canal and convenient for larger towns. The perfect place - we hope to return - thank you.

    Dear Louise, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy that you loved our cottage and we would love to have you stay with us again. Vicky and Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by LouiseFeb 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Spacious yet cosy, very well equipped, clean and comfy. The main bathroom could do with a shower cubicle as the over the bath unit makes everything very wet. Otherwise fabulous. We loved our stay and would visit again.

    Dear Nikki, Thanks so much for your lovely review. We understand your comment about the need for a shower cubicle. We agree and it is on out 'to do' list for 2022! We'd love to welcome you back in the future. Vicky and Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by NikkiJan 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in a beautiful area."

    Dear Jon, We are glad you enjoyed our cottage! Thanks so much for choosing us. Vicky and Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by JonNov 2021

  • "The cottage was clean and tidy and very well provisioned with equipment, games and DVDs, and plenty of information to make the stay successful."

    The garden and its outside furniture was lovely, and the site is terrific. The bedrooms were lovely. Our main criticism was the uncomfortable settees in the lounge - the purple settee had re-stuffed cushions that were very bumpy and hard to sit on and the grey settee's cushions kept sliding forward so it was impossible to sit on it for long without having to adjust them. The shower in the ensuite on the top floor filled when using the shower, as it seemed slow to drain away but had really good pressure. We loved the freestanding bath in the first floor bathroom. We had no need to use the log fire, but there was ample provision of kindling and wood. As there is no shop in the village, a welcome 1 pt of milk in the fridge would have been handy to go with the teabags and coffee that was already there!

    Dear Gail, Thanks very much for taking the time to write such a comprehensive review. I'd like to let you know that we have acted on your suggestions - new filling for the sofa, sorted out the drain in the shower and we have also started providing milk and a bottle of wine along with our locally produced biscuits. We are glad you had a great stay and you are always welcome! Vicky and Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by GailOct 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this cottage."

    It was really comfortable and spacious with a good sized kitchen. The view from the lounge of the fields in the distance and the barges sailing along the canal were amazing. The shower in the main bathroom was not very practical as it had no holder or shower curtain and was difficult to use without splashing the floor and walls. This necessitated us having to use the ensuite bathroom which was a little inconvenient since there were four in our party. The hot water boiler stopped on several occassions but we were able to reset it, Indeed this seemed to be a regular occurrence from other reviews. R Craig

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2021

  • "We were very happy with the cottage which was well decorated and presented and well situated."

    We found having two fridges very helpful as we were 2 parts of one family. We liked having a kitchen table big enough for us all 5 of us to eat at. It was great having two bathrooms. It was comfortable and enjoyable to stay in. We would certainly recommend it. The only very minor problems were the tin opener which didn’t work, only one tea towel and one of the burners on the gas cooker (front left) wasn’t running smoothly. The hot water boiler stopped one day but we were able to reset it. So a really nice holiday home and we had a very enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by GerryAug 2021

  • "Canalside cottage is extremely well-equipped and spacious."

    We all had a wonderful week (in spite of the gloomy weather) and thoroughly recommend the property.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2021

  • "I was really happy with the costumer service."

    I booked the property in a very last minute and your agent was really patience and helpful.

    Reviewed by MaryamJul 2021

  • "We had a fantastic holiday in this beautiful Cottage."

    Spectacular views and the cottage had everything that we could have asked for and more. It was a perfect location only 10 minutes from Skipton. We had a fabulous meal at The Slaters Arms in Bradley, a lovely local pub with spectacular sunset views. We also loved Keelham Farm Shop which did a fantastic breakfast. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday to Yorkshire. Thank you.

    Reviewed by StuartJul 2021

  • "The property was well-furnished."

    well maintained clean and a joy to live in. the house is in the attractive village of Farnhill and looks onto the passing traffic on the leeds liverpool canal with great views across Airedale.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "Excellent cottage,great location and views,very well equipped and comfortable"

    Reviewed by DerekApr 2021

  • "Good accommodation Comfortable beds Only amenity close by a small co-op Village pub still closed Property disappointingly below par for cleanliness on arrival - dried food on plates, saucepans and cutlery."

    Crumbs on kitchen surface. Had to clean and put on dishwasher moment arrived. Crumbs and ?dog hair on rug in front room Would have benefitted from some milk in the fridge on arrival as a welcome. Couldn’t even have a cup of tea. Other than this the property was lovely - great location, very spacious and would recommend with a few tweaks and the option of a stair gate as the top stair a potential fall risk.

    Dear Mr Pashley-Smith, We're sorry to hear about your experience while staying in our cottage. We are usually rated high on cleanliness and we regret that we didn't live up to those expectations. Your feedback is valuable to us and we will be addressing your concerns to bring our cottage back up to the high standard that we are proud of. We hope that you would consider visiting Canalside Cottage in the future, you would be most welcome. Thanks very much, Vicky Property Owner

    Reviewed by JonathanApr 2021

  • "Very comfortable, well equipped country cottage."

    I stayed there for 3 weeks and felt safe and secure. The cottage has a very warm feeling! Thank you for sharing your cottage.

    Reviewed by JulieDec 2020

  • "Canalside cottage was beautifully located with great views."

    Inside it was warm and cosy with a great fire, nice bedrooms and a very well appointed kitchen. Used the location as a great base for walking in the Dales and loved our week. Thank you

    Reviewed by DerekOct 2020

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in a beautiful well equipped cottage in a fantastic location, the only one criticism would be that the shower in the main bathroom in the beautiful freestanding cast iron bath has no holder or shower screen/curtain and is difficult to use without splashing all the walls and floor so we all ended up using the shower in the ensuite bathroom."

    This did not really affect our stay and if you were a bath rather than shower type person you would love the bath

    Reviewed by IanOct 2020

  • "A wonderful hidden gem in the dales."

    Perfect in every way, spacious yet cosy with a lovely garden to sit in and watch the sun go down. Cottage so nicely appointed, very well furnished and equipped, we were challenging each other to think of something they hadn't provided, and couldn't!! Great relaxing views over the canal and hills beyond, pub in walking distance and essential supplies at the nearby garage. Definitely now on our 'go to list' for short breaks and possibly retirement if the owner ever sells!!

    Reviewed by WSep 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely perfect."

    Really well equipped and the location was great. The bedrooms were all good sizes and the big island in the kitchen made preparing meals a doddle. There are great walks from the house up onto the fells behind the property and also some flatter walks down the canal. We had a great week!

    Reviewed by TimAug 2020

  • "Great location to explore Yorkshire."

    The cottage was clean, and had loads of room for our needs.

    Reviewed by MatthewJul 2020

  • "The house was wonderful and surpassed our expectations."

    Reviewed by AndyFeb 2020

  • "We had a lovely time at canal cottage."

    The location is just perfect. Great for walking & close to amenities & short taxi ride to Skipton Local pub is only 2 minutes walk and the village is so picturesque

    Reviewed by Sarah LouiseNov 2019

  • "Our stay at canalside cottages was very enjoyable."

    we have stayed there before , last november 2018 . The cottage is excellent, easy access to various towns and cities . The cottage is well equipped with everything we needed. It is warm and inviting on a cold day in november. I would recommend this cottage to friends and family. We hope to stay again next year.

    Reviewed by SusanNov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, beautiful views and very comfortable."

    Had absolutely everything we needed. My only gripe is that the pictures present as a very rural and quiet area and you can not see that there is a major road very nearby which was noisy.

    Reviewed by TraceyOct 2019

  • "This is a great holiday cottage in fab location."

    The property is very rustic and homely, the only thing to note is that like a lot of older properties of this type the stairs are narrowing and sheepish otherwise it's super. Good enough that we have rebooked for next year

    Reviewed by AnthonySep 2019

  • "Great place in a great location."

    Views are amazing. All your needs not to far away. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by ValerieJul 2019

  • "This is just the most beautiful and well-equipped cottage ; I defy anyone to not have a lovely time here."

    Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by JackyJul 2019

  • "Great location, comfortable and well equipped cottage with everything we needed for any enjoyable holiday."

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2019

  • "Lovely location, very well equipped cottage."

    . Have already recommended it to a friend. Very satisfied indeed.

    Reviewed by ShirleyApr 2019

  • "Cottage was really nice had everything u could need, it was warm and comfortable"

    Reviewed by BrianMar 2019

  • "Very satisfied with all aspects of the cottage except the garden ."

    It did not give a good impression as we arrived due to poor maintenance. Would have been nice to sit outside . Seating was available but was covered with a dirty tarpaulin . Weeds very evident . Would have been nice to consider a barbecue area in good weather. Would also benefit from a proper shower in the main bathroom. Very awkward trying to to use the unsupported shower hose which was part of the bath tap assembly. Had to hold the shower in your hand and try not to wet the bathroom floor !

    Reviewed by BarryJun 2018

  • "Canal Cottage provided the perfect venue for our May holiday."

    The cottage itself was very clean, comfortable and well equipped. The hosts were very accommodating and kind. The area was central to allow us to complete day trips to Ripon, Whitby, the Dales and the Moors. Skipton is a lovely market town where we boarded the train for an overnight trip to Scotland. Nature walks along the canal were spectacular and we enjoyed feeding the ducks and swans, and watching the narrow boats navigate through the swing bridges. If we could change anything about our visit to England at Canal Cottage it would be to have stayed longer!! I am so glad we found Sykes Cottages and Canal Cottage. Nancy and Alan Hines

    Reviewed by NancyMay 2018

  • "We loved this cottage, great for our 3 generations."

    Enjoyed the log fire on cold evenings and walks along the canal. The children enjoyed watching the boats from the window and helping to open the swing bridge.

    Reviewed by RhodaApr 2018

  • "The cottage was well presented and very well equipped."

    The location was perfect for touring in the Skipton area. Only a 5 minute walk to the local pub which offered very good food.

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2017

  • "Apart from being a perfect setting."

    The cottage was a very homely place with its pictures and little ornamental bits and pieces and felt very welcoming. Ideally situated for sight seeing around Yorkshire. Not too far from anywhere.

    Reviewed by PatriciaSep 2017

  • "Canal side cottage is a beautiful cottage ."

    Comfy, clean, and welcoming. Ideally situated for the Yorkshire Dales. Would choose this cottage again if visiting the area .

    Reviewed by KarenDec 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x second floor super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Gas central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, 2 x fridges, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair
  • FOC parking in car park 20 yards away on first come, first served basis, roadside parking 50 yards away
  • Side garden with lawned area, patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops 6 mins walk, pub 2 mins walk

The property

A lovely stone-built, semi-detached cottage located in an elevated position overlooking the canal and the Aire Valley, in the lovely village of Farnhill, just four miles from Skipton.

From the delightful views across the canal and countryside, to the individual styling, this Farnhill cottage is just perfect for getting away from it all and enjoying a first-class holiday.

Full of character and charm throughout, with old wooden beams, feature windows, a farmhouse-style kitchen and a cosy woodburner in a delightful fireplace with a stone surround, this Farnhill cottage is a comfortable and welcoming base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding areas.

This lovely three-storey holiday home near Skipton features a spacious ground floor boasting a farmhouse-style kitchen with dining area, so the chef in your party can whip up a tasty meal before everyone retires to the sitting room to relax in front of the roaring woodburner and take in the lovely countryside views.

The first floor in this cottage near Skipton boasts a lovely double bedroom, a twin room and a stylish bathroom with freestanding bath, so you can luxuriate in the bubbles after a long day walking.

This delightful Skipton cottage is further enhanced by a second floor super king-size bedroom with a lovely en-suite.

Outside, the garden is accessed by French doors and a furnished patio area provides the perfect place to sit and enjoy a good book or dine in the summer sun as you watch the world go by.

The local pub, renowned for the quality of its real ales, is just a short walk, while a stroll along the canal towpath is highly recommended.

For the more energetic, the bike riding in the area is excellent, with circular routes to Skipton a particular favourite of local riders.

A lovely Yorkshire Dales cottage, perfect for friends and family to get together and enjoy this beautiful area.

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About the location


Skipton 2.5 miles; Harrogate 22 miles.

The attractive village of Farnhill lies in the Aire Valley, alongside the Leeds to Liverpool canal, just four miles south of Skipton. The village's 17th century heritage is still visible in some of the buildings, with an even greater number remaining from the village’s heyday as a 19th century centre for hand loom weaving and lead mining. Farnhill is home to an excellent local pub, and the village is within walking distance of Cross Hills where a number of old pubs, shops and good restaurants can be found, while the nearby mainline railway station has good links to Leeds, Skipton and the famous Settle-Carlisle Railway line. Nearby Skipton, known as "The Gateway to the Dales", has an ancient castle, a beautiful old parish church and a colourful market occupying the cobbled ‘setts’ each side of the high street. Enjoy a canal trip on a traditional barge or visit Embsay Steam Railway, which has regular steam train excursions at the weekend.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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