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The Old Shippon Mews

Cowling, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 1017549)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "We have had a wonderful time at ‘The Old Shippon Mews’."

    Is not often that the property actually surpasses the pictures when you booked a place. The Cottage was absolutely lovely, the facilities were very good and it had the most comfortable beds you can dream off! We can 100% recommended this place and can’t wait to come back again!

    Reviewed by Ana MariaApr 2022

  • "Excellent hosts and the cottage fully equipped-everything was amazing"

    Reviewed by ChrisFeb 2022

  • "We booked both properties with our extended family during half-term."

    This is the third time we’ve stayed in these beautiful properties. We had a fabulous stay yet again. Luxury that you can enjoy with the children. Great location, close to lots of walks. Thanks to Emma for all the lovely touches for us and the children that made this a lovely stay again.

    Reviewed by JamesFeb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with all of the home comforts."

    All finished to a high standard and very well equipped. I would recommend without reservation.

    Reviewed by DaveNov 2021

  • "Lovely property and location - easy access to the Dales and Skipton."

    Liked the welcome tray with bubbles. Only suggestion would be having a drying rack stored somewhere for use if caught out in rain and need to dry clothes. Will happily return to this property!

    Reviewed by BenSep 2021

  • "Gorgeous cottage, nice touch with a bottle of Prosecco, biscuits and some milk."

    Didn’t use ‘the secret garden’ as shaded by trees but that didn’t stop us moving the chairs chasing the sunshine

    Reviewed by AilsaJul 2021

  • "Absolutely gorgeous place to stay in a beautiful setting with plenty to do in the area."

    We loved the 'secret' garden too!

    Reviewed by CatherineMay 2021

  • "Wouldn’t change a thing, great hosting, great cottage would definitely recommend"

    Reviewed by FaithSep 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Shippon Mews."

    The property is beautiful and had everything to make our stay so comfortable and make it feel like our home for the week (I wish it was). It is in a lovely peaceful rural location but with amenities within a 10 minute walk away or 20 minutes in the car if you wanted to go further to Skipton which has a large Tesco and a good range of shope and restaurants. There are walks from the doorstep and if you do go further afield it is so lovely to come back to Shippon Mews. It has a lovely brand new kitchen where you can comfortably cook a meal and then relax in front of the log fire, ideal for us as we don't feel comfortable eating out at the moment. If you do, however, there are some nice pubs only a short drive away. I would definitely recommend to anyone who likes a character property in a rural setting with a lovely contemporary feel.

    Reviewed by JacquelineSep 2020

  • "Loved every minute of it , so glad we managed to rebook after our week in June was cancelled ."

    Would definitely stay here again. 10 stars and perfect .

    Reviewed by BelindaSep 2020

  • "Such a lovely place to stay and excellent correspondences giving clear details for everything involved."

    Reviewed by Pamela AnnSep 2020

  • "The cottage is lovely and well decorated with quality fixtures and fittings."

    I’d happily live at the Shippon Mews and the Prosecco on arrival was a lovely gesture that exceeded my expectations. It’s in a lovely scenic spot close to lovely walks and a nice local pub, the Emmott Arms. Emma was easily contactable and friendly. My only suggestions would be to have a washing machine for those that stay for a week, a normal sized ironing board and a small dressing table in the main room would be fab. The floor did need sweeping on arrival between the kitchen and living area but everything outweighed this. The blue sofa could do with freshening up a little. But overall we really like it just had a couple of recommendations. I have already started recommending this place to people and would live to have seen the Old Shippon cottage next door as it had great views from the garden. I loved the surprise that we had access to a small courtyard area too-lovely touch for sunny days. Definitely worth a stay and very close to the Yorkshire Dales via car.

    Reviewed by AlisonAug 2020



    Reviewed by MargaretAug 2020

  • "The cottage was very clean and well appointed."

    The living room and kitchen was a great place to unwind after a busy day out touring the beautiful countryside. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by JoyceJul 2020

  • "We booked this pretty much last minute as we really just wanted a weekend away and a change of scenery after all this covid 19 madness."

    And we could not have been happier with what we got. What a wonderful place to stay, we were greeted with a lovely note and bottle of wine on arrival and Emma came to chat to us as we arrived and was extremely friendly and helpful. The house was amazing, so relaxing and it a really peaceful location. Great places to go for walks, and shops close enough for a short drive or a little walk. Also a nice pub called the bay horse we could walk to for a drink. And some takeaways close enough for delivery if you don’t want to cook. We would definitely book again for a relaxing weekend away. We loved it! Thank you Emma

    Reviewed by AndyJul 2020

  • "A washing machine instead of a dishwasher would have made our stay perfect"

    Reviewed by SandraJul 2020

  • "This is a really lovely property and we received a warm welcome."

    We would recommend The Old Shippon Mews to anyone looking for a beautifully restored and maintained cottage with 5 star rating,spotless, and with peace and quiet in mind. Unfortunately the weather was even worse than had been forecast and defeated us - it really did spoil our much looked forward to break and we decided to return home early. Very disappointing. Thanks to Emma for being so understanding and good luck to her and Trevor with future bookings.

    Reviewed by AnneFeb 2020

  • "The barns that comprise Old Shippon have been converted to an excellent standard combining original features with high quality facilities."

    A very warm welcome. The owner can be contacted easily so any problems are very quickly remedied. A really good location, in easy reach of walks around Haworth, Ilkley or Skipton. Good choice of local pubs....The Bull at Broughton serves excellent food. Our stay was over Christmas but would highly recommend for any time of the year.

    Reviewed by BarbaraDec 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable, lovely bedding and towels."

    Would definitely stay again. Beautifully decorated.

    Reviewed by JoDec 2019

  • "We loved the Old Shippon."

    All amenities provided are to a high standard. Really comfortable bed, with gorgeous linen. Would definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by Peter and JanNov 2019

  • "This was the first time the property had been ‘let’ The owner was available ..."

    This was the first time the property had been ‘let’ The owner was available for ALL HELP and minor issues were resolved ASAP

    Reviewed by CarolNov 2019

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  • All ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin (zip/link can be made into king-size on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • A flagged, private patio area five yards from the property with nice views and table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking allowed
  • Shop and pub within 1 mile
  • Note: This property has a private water supply
  • Note: This property can be booked with Ref 1017543 and these properties can be connected on request. Owner is willing to accept worker bookings but will need to be contacted before bookings are confirmed

The property

Just outside the centre of Cowling in North Yorkshire, you can find The Old Shippon Mews, one of two semi-detached properties enjoying a tranquil location and finished to an excellent standard to ensure you have a holiday full of delights.

The perfect setup for two couples or maybe a larger group when booked with its neighbour next door, you will find ample space and comfort within.

Enter through the double glass doors and into the open-plan living space, first inspecting the stunning fitted kitchen in warm grey tones, where all of the appliances live including a large fridge/freezer and electric oven, and a dishwasher for a speedy clean-up!

A stylish breakfast bar acts as the dining area, perfect for keeping the chef company sat on the quirky industrial-style bar stools.

A statement piece calls the sitting area home in the form of a golden velvet Chesterfield sofa, a sumptuous and inviting sight at the end of a busy day, placed before the Smart TV and woodburning stove, as well as another sofa.

Enjoy some rest in one of the two bedrooms; a king-size and a twin with the twin able to be made into a king-size with zip/link abilities.

Both rooms are served by the shower room with a large double walk-in shower.

Enjoy an evening drink outside on the patio and wind down into your evening.

Make sure to visit the Yorkshire Dales National Park to experience some beautifully rugged landscapes and unspoilt nature.

The Old Shippon Mews is a wonderful place to enjoy a well-deserved break.

Note: This property is part of a group and can be booked alongside Ref. 1017543 and together they can sleep up to 8 guests.

The Old Shippon Cottages

The Old Shippon Cottages consist of two luxurious cottages, perfect for a group of eight to unravel the wonder of West Yorkshire. These two individual properties make a marvellous location for a group of friends looking for a rural retreat. Your party can enjoy these stunning properties as separate cottages or you can arrange for both properties to be connected and enjoy a unique joint living space. Both holding open-plan living areas, these ample rooms provide a great place for a celebratory evening together, where you can toast to a fantastic holiday or gather in your groups for some quality family time. With lavish decor and stylish fixtures and features evident in both of the dwellings, there's no better base for both a rural break full of splendour. Settled on the outskirts of Cowling, you're ideally positioned for all things outdoors. The local village makes a wonderful route for accessing the Pennine Way, as well as the North York Moors being with close reach. The bustling main high street of Cowling is home to a scatter of amenities including a local shop, restaurants, pubs and more, meaning everything you could need is just a short drive away. For those who fancy a trip further afield, the town of Keighley provides a historic experience in its museums and historical landmarks as well as making a great spot for a day of shopping and pub grazing. Explore the wonders of the Yorkshire Dales National Park where you can experience unforgettable landscapes and natural adventure like no other. In reach of a wide range of excitement suitable for all ages, The Old Shippon Cottages make the perfect base for exploring this area of Yorkshire.

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About the location


Skipton 7 miles.

The ancient village of Cowling sits across a hillside in the Pennine Hills, just seven miles from the market town of Skipton. A thriving village, built along a main high street with stone-built, terraced houses set alongside the mills of a bygone age. The village was once sparsely populated, the bulk of the population living in Ickornshaw and Middleton, and before that on Cowling Hill, close to water sources they depended on, and the main roads of the day - now used as back roads by locals to avoid the modern day traffic. In the early days, agriculture was the main occupation, with corn being grown and ground within the village. When canal transport boomed, corn became cheaper to buy from elsewhere and so the mills in Cowling turned from grinding corn to weaving during the Industrial Revolution. The village inn was once part of a farmhouse on Cowling Hill, but was sold as changes to the structure of the village began. The son of the landlord later opened the Bay Horse Hotel on the new road, which still stands as a main feature of village life. The nearby Quaker village of Lothersdale was, at one time, home to Charlotte Bronte who modelled Gateshead Hall in Jane Eyre on Stone Gappe House where she was governess. Today many visitors passing through the village are walkers, on their way along the Pennine Way on the stretch from Cowling to Gargrave. There's the large retail outlet of Boundary Mills, just six miles away, a must for lovers of shoping, and Skipton, known as 'The Gateway to the Dales' is nearby. Skipton is a lovely old market town with 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 Skipton High Street the best shopping spot in Britain, and The Copper Dragon Brewery, opened in 2002 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 one mile long Foulridge Tunnel and the 5-rise locks at Bingley within a short distance away. In 2014 the area hosted the first leg of the Tour De France, bringing in many visitors from far and wide to this wonderful area.

Region Information

Owner is willing to accept worker bookings but will need to be contacted before bookings are confirmed

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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