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Canalside Cottage

(Ref. 27990)

Farnhill near Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a fantastic and a comfortable stay at Canalside, when we arrived we had a lovely welcome back of biscuits ,milk, tea, coffee and bottle of white a lovely gesture by the owners."

    The cottage was cosy, clean and the kitchen was well catered for. You have lovely views of the canal from the living room and front bedroom. Mike & Vicky have done a great job with the cottage to make it home from home. The White lion a 2 min walk from the cottage was a great village pub very welcoming and good traditional pub grub at good prices. The question is will we go back to Canalside? A big yes!! Thanks for a wonderful stay Mike & Vicky.

    Reviewed by John4.7Apr 2024

  • "One of the best equipped properties I’ve stayed at, an impressive well thought out holiday cottage which is a credit to its owners."

    We are delighted you had a lovely stay Andrew and thank you for your very kind comments. We'd love to welcome you back anytime you'd like to stay! Vicky & Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage in a stunning village, cosy and the furnishings, facilities ..."

    Beautiful cottage in a stunning village, cosy and the furnishings, facilities etc were perfect , the view was a surprise and we loved the canal walks, we will be back next year, walk to the Old White Bear in Crosshills, cosy pub with great food and a great welcome

    Thank you for your lovely review Amanda. We are so happy you enjoyed your holiday and we would love to welcome you back again. Thank you for the pub is not one we have visited so will give it a try for sure! Vicky & Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Nov 2023

  • "It was all it said it would be and the father of the owner was sooo speedy to come when we had problems with hot water."

    We enjoyed and do not want to be picky but suggest the pillows and beds would benefit from being top quality. Most people only sleep in a holiday property so good quality pillows and longer beds with good mattresses are lovely whereas these beds are functional quick changeover ones. We were surprised how short they were? We are all long and have normal 6ft.6in beds. These were not and most people are getting bigger! Better information on the waste and bin collection is needed because we did not want to wheel a huge cumbersome bin down the steps for less than a third of a black bin liner! As it is the cleaner advised the father of the owner would take the refuse bag, as normal, but we felt we had not done what we should but we are hale and hearty - no older person could have done the bins so just kindly tell users that a black bag at the bottom of the steps is fine!

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review and we take onboard your comments. All of our beds are standard UK sizes and I'm sorry that they didn't meet your expectations. The information about the bins is very useful and we will make sure that future guests are aware that they do not have to move the bin if they do not feel able to. Vicky & Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gill3.8Oct 2023

  • "It was a great property in a good location."

    One of the nicest cottages we have stayed in, we would love to return to this holiday cottage.

    We are really grateful for your super review Susan and we would be over the moon to have you come and stay with us again! Vicky & Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful very well appointed cottage in a fabulous location."

    Great base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales. Lovely local cafe a few minutes walk away and a good local pub. Also a co-op within walking distance which is very handy.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review Denise, we are so happy you enjoyed your stay! The new cafe is a gem, we love their bacon sandwiches! We hope you will visit us again in the future! Vicky & Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Denise4.7Sep 2023

  • "Canalside Cottage is located in the small village of Farnhill just 3 miles from Skipton in a perfect spot overlooking the canal."

    It is very comfortable, extremely well equipped and very clean. The accommodation is exactly as described and all the instructions and information were easy to follow. Detailed welcome pack very well presented on arrival. Perfect base for exploring Yorkshire and equally fun just watching the narrow boats from the lounge meander along the canal outside. We really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend for a stay any time of year.

    We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay David, we really appreciate your lovely review. We love watching the canal boats go by from the lounge too! We'd love to welcome you back if you'd ever like to stay again. Vicky and Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "A very comfortable and enjoyable stay in this delightful cottage."

    We loved sitting by the front door watching the barges go by. Cottage is very well equipped. All stairs are steep as mentioned but manageable with care.

    We are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Vicky and Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by F5.0Jun 2023

  • "We loved our time here!"

    Parking availability was great! Food truck down the street was wonderful! (Only caveat for older visitors is that no toilet on ground floor means lots of stairs if you’re spending time around the cottage. We were out often so not a deal-breaker by any means.) Beds & linens were exceptional. Fun to watch canalboats going by. Everything needed was available. Thanks for wonderful comfortable stay!

    Thanks so much for your super review Sue! We try really hard to make sure the cottage is as comfortable as possible for our guests so it is great to hear you enjoyed your stay. We hope to have you stay with us again sometime in the future. Vicky & Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2023

  • "This is a well equipped, cosy cottage in a lovely village, ideally situated for canal walks."

    Skipton is ten miles round. You can shorten the walk by parking in Radley or walking to Radley. The absence of a toilet downstairs did not cause us much inconvenience. A quibble. We would certainly book again as the weather unfortunately was too poor for us to strike out into the hills and dales. Still left us a lot to do there. Skipton is a lovely town. Staycation heaven!

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay John (despite the wet Yorkshire weather!) and we are thrilled to see you have booked with us again for next year! Thank you! Vicky & Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Mar 2023

  • "A very well equipped and comfortable cottage."

    Suggestions would be for waste bins in the bedrooms. A mirror in the attic bedroom. A shelf near the washbasin in the main bathroom. Some kind of pouffe in the lounge to enable sitting with your feet up. This has been our second visit - we would be happy to come again. Many thanks, Jennifer E Burston.

    Thank you for your lovely review Jennifer. We have taken onboard your suggestions and I hope you will be even more comfortable if you choose to stay with us again, you would be very welcome! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Feb 2023

  • "Brilliant house."

    We loved staying here because it felt like a home. It was warm, inviting and comfy. Immaculately clean, everything you could need and more, great views, lovely strolls along the canal, easy access to other places.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you another time. Vicky & Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2023

  • "Splendid location for walks along the canal or into the hills."

    Log burner was a big plus for our winter booking, though house was warm anyway. The owners helpfully secured the shed so we could securely store a cycle there.

    We are glad you enjoyed the cottage and the lovely location. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future! Vicky & Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert4.4Dec 2022

  • "Great holiday cottage in a wonderful location, peaceful and restful."

    We had great walks from the cottage and went further to visit the other areas of interest, could have done with a map, so would recommend to other holiday makers. Thankyou for providing every we needed!

    Thanks for such a lovely review Kay! Thank you for choosing Canalside Cottage for your holiday and we would love to have you stay with us another time in the future. Vicky & Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very comfortable with everything you needed"

    Thanks so much Linda. We hope to welcome you back to stay again one day! Vicky and Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2022

  • "Loverly cottage, large bed room in the attic which we loved."

    Very relaxing with great views of the cannel and county side. Public Parking just to the side property which worked fine. Well located within easy reach of tourists attractions.

    We are happy you enjoyed your stay Alex, thanks so much for taking the time to write a review. We look forward to welcoming you again! Vicky and Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alex4.7Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable and with all the things you might need and great instructions to go with them."

    The little garden looking over the canal was beautiful and a great place to enjoy a glass of wine (provided, thank you) while watching the boats go past. Although not a problem for us it might be useful for other visitors to know that the steps from the road up to the front door are very steep and narrow.

    Dear Lesley, We are really happy that you enjoyed your stay! We look forward to welcoming you back another time. Vicky and Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0May 2022

  • "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 Linda5.0Apr 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 Catherine3.8Apr 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 Louise5.0Feb 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 Nikki5.0Jan 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 Jon5.0Nov 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 Gail4.7Oct 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 Robert5.0Sep 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 Gerry5.0Aug 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 Helen5.0Aug 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 Maryam5.0Jul 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 Stuart5.0Jul 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 David5.0Jun 2021

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

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Apr 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 Jonathan3.4Apr 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 Julie5.0Dec 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 Derek5.0Oct 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 Ian4.4Oct 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 W5.0Sep 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 Tim5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great location to explore Yorkshire."

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

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jul 2020

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

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Feb 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 Louise5.0Nov 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 Susan5.0Nov 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 Tracey4.7Oct 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 Anthony5.0Sep 2019

  • "Great place in a great location."

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

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Jul 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 Jacqueline5.0Jul 2019

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

    Reviewed by Anne5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely location, very well equipped cottage."

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

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Apr 2019

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

    Reviewed by Brian4.4Mar 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 Barry4.7Jun 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 Nancy5.0May 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 Rhoda5.0Apr 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 John4.8Nov 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 Patricia5.0Sep 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 Karen4.6Dec 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 4 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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