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The Old Shippon Mews

Cowling, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 1017549)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
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  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Review(s)

  • “Lovely cottage with all of the home comforts.”

    All finished to a high standard and very well equipped.

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

    - Dave, November 2021

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.

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.


  • 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.

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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

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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