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Woodland Cottage

Cowling near Cross Hills, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 1070862)

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Cross Hills 2.6 miles.

Tucked away on a quiet residential street in the Yorkshire village of Cowling rests this charming stone-built holiday home, Woodland Cottage.

Nestled in the peaceful countryside of North Yorkshire and comfortably sleeping up to three guests, Woodland Cottage is perfectly positioned for a couple or a small family looking to discover the delights of this sought-after county.

Park directly outside the property before unloading your belongings and making your way inside your new home-from-home for the duration of your stay.

Stepping over the threshold, be welcomed into the living/dining room, traditionally-decorated with exposed stonework fireplace housing a rustic log burner, providing a warming and homely setting to unwind in front of the television following a day of adventure.

Be charmed by the contemporary kitchen, home to a fabulous selection of amenities to assist with your self-catering needs including a handy washing machine and dishwasher; utilise the facilities provided to prepare a romantic meal for two before gathering at the intimate dining table to enjoy some overdue quality time together as you indulge.

Venture outside and soak in the last of the evening sun with your favourite tipple in the peaceful setting of your private patio garden before heading upstairs to prepare for bed with a quick rinse in the spacious walk-in shower cubicle situated in the family bathroom.

When sleep calls, choose between either of the two thoughtfully laid-out bedrooms, with a sumptuous double or an intimate single, each offering ample storage space to house your belongings and featuring a light and airy décor for a calming setting to rest your eyes.

Take a break from doing the cooking and head into the heart of the village of Cowling to treat your significant other to a delicious meal at one of the many eateries on offer, with the choice between a traditional country pub, an elegant bistro or a takeaway to name a few.

Historians will be delighted by the array of historical landmarks on your doorstep, with the stone obelisk of Wainman's Pinnacle towering high alongside Lund's Tower nearby, known locally as the Salt and Pepper Pots.

A short car journey will bring you to Cross Hills where you'll find all of the essential amenities to assist with your self-catering needs, including a well-stocked convenience store, perfect for picking up any last-minute essentials.

Spend a fun-filled day out visiting the nearby market town of Skipton, home to the 12th-century medieval fortress of Skipton Castle, one of the best-preserved castles in England, open for tours of the ancient bedchamber and dungeon.

Test your swing with a round of golf at the picturesque 18-hole course, immerse yourself in the fascinating local history at Craven Museum & Gallery, or tackle the high ropes obstacle course at Raven Tree Top Adventure.

Slightly further afield is the town of Keighley, home to the Victorian mansion of Cliffe Castle and the 17th century manor house, East Riddlesden Hall, restored by the National Trust; a lovely spot of explore the vibrant formal gardens and indulge in a slice of cake and a pot of tea at the on-site café.

Be sure to visit the village of Bolton Abbey, aptly named after the 12th-century Augustinian monastery, Bolton Priory; cross the famed Stepping Stones over the River Wharfe to embark on a two-footed adventure via the trail of Dales Way, board a heritage steam-hauled locomotive and journey through the scenic countryside, or marvel at the remarkable architecture of the Grade I listed parish church, Bolton Priory.

Explore the sights and delights of North Yorkshire with a stay at Woodland Cottage.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On street parking
  • Rear patio with furniture
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.4 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: If bringing a dog then there will be an additional £25 cleaning charge, payable direct to the owner.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Skipton 5 miles; Keighley 5.5 miles; Haworth 6.6 miles.

Situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and within a scenic car journey to the bustling city of Leeds and the world-famous village of Haworth is this quaint village, Cross Hills. The village has a vibrant centre and plays host to shops, cafés and other eateries, in addition to a number of small businesses offering everything you could possibly need during your break to Yorkshire. Slightly further out is Skipton which is often referred to as the “Gateway to the Dales”, and offers the opportunity to explore an 11th century castle, ancient woodlands and winding alleyways filled with superb amenities. In the opposite direction is the town of Keighley where you will find the heritage steam line which was made famous by the 1970s film, ‘The Railway Children’. Also within close reach is the literary mecca of Haworth, where you can visit the home of the famous Brontë sisters and the surrounding moorland which provided the inspiration for their iconic stories. For those feeling active, head to the Yorkshire Dales where you will find a magnitude of walks and cycling routes amidst breath-taking scenery, as well as opportunities for sampling local delicacies such as Wensleydale cheese and tour one the many breweries within the National Park. Cross Hills promises a wonderful base for exploring this pretty part of Yorkshire.

Region Information

Note: If bringing a dog then there will be an additional £25 cleaning charge, payable direct to the owner.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas