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2 The Square

(Ref. 1067952)

Grassington, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • lovely (17)
  • grassington (15)
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34 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage is absolutely charming, spotless in its presentation and has everything you could want or need for a relaxing getaway and more."

    The owner Ian was a charming and attentive man who ensured that all our needs and comfort were assured. The location is very central in Grassington with it's own parking space, and is an ideal base for exploring the Dales. The village has ample pubs and restaurants in this quaint setting, and there is a cheap local bus service for other nearby towns and villages Highly recommended. We will return.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a great week at the cottage, the perfect place to stay in grassington."

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a wonderful week at 2 The Square."

    The location is fabulous- in the centre of Grassington near super pubs, restaurants, cafes and shops. It is also great as a base for travelling all over the Dales. Having a designated parking space outside the cottage was like having gold dust as parking can be a bit difficult in the village. We can't praise the cottage highly enough. It's beautifully furnished and decorated and very comfortable. It feels spacious and has a lovely little private courtyard at the back. There were so many extras and lovely touches the owners provided -we felt at home from the minute we walked in. I feel we were very lucky to have found somewhere so special and we can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Sep 2023

  • "This cottage was absolutely fabulous."

    It is surprisingly spacious and comfortable. The owners have thought of everything you could possibly need. We were very grateful for the fruit, flowers and lovely ginger cookies. Ian popped in to check that we were comfortable and gave us a little potted history of the cottage which was very interesting. Thank you Ian and Christine we hope to return at some point. Susan and John Stott

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic cosy and comfortable cottage with all the equipment needed for the ideal stay, perfect location and having its own parking space is absolutely ideal where parking is at a premium."

    Stunning walks right from the cottage door. Can’t wait to return Many thanks

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Jun 2023

  • "This is a fabulous cosy cottage right on the Square in Grassington with its own parking place."

    A convenience store, several pubs with restaurants and gift shops are right on the doorstep. You can walk and cycle straight from the doorstep. The cottage is spotlessly clean with so many home comforts. A lot of thought has gone into this property and making it welcoming for guests. There were fresh flowers, a large fruit bowl and biscuits, ground coffee, tea bags, sugar, milk, washing up liquid, brush and cloths, drying up cloths, dishwasher tablets, washing powder, oil, salt, toilet rolls ie all those basic things that you need to just feel you can get on with your holiday. The kitchen was well equiped, there was an outhouse with washing machine, small dryer and small freezer and a small seating are to catch the morning sunshine in the back yard. The decor and carpets, storage and shower room, electric sockets were all ideal. The owners Ian and Christine checked in on us to make sure everything was fine and they were lovely. I can highly recommend this cottage and we are already planning our return.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0May 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at No 2, welcomed with a full fruit bowl, tea, coffee, milk and biscuits."

    We’ve stayed at Grassington before, so knew the how busy the square gets during the day, at night becomes a quiet, quaint place. The coziness and warmth of the cottage is endearing, together with good quality bed, linen and towels made the stay very comfortable. It felt home from home! I loved the bathroom toiletries! Parking the car was a little challenging the first time, but soon learnt the knack and grateful a parking spot is available, as parking in Grassington is a premium! It was a nice to meet the owner who checked that we were happy and even gave us a little history of the cottage. Definitely this cottage comes with our recommendations!

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely house in the very centre of Grassington."

    Parking in front of the house is a bonus as there are not many parking spaces around. The house is very comfortable and warm and has plenty of extras. Plenty pubs and restaurants within a few minutes walk. I would certainly recommend this place.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage was perfectly located, very clean, well equipped & toasty warm."

    Also it was nice to have a welcome pack with fruit, milk, tea & coffee. The owners were very helpful too.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent cottage, very clean and well maintained, in an ideal central village location, with welcome fruit bowl and flowers on arrival."

    Very helpful owners. Only negatives for us, hence 5*-, were that the car park space was too compact for my driving skills to cope with (not explained most suitable for smaller cars) and slower wifi than would have wished for.

    Reviewed by David4.4Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage in the best location."

    Very comfortable beds and everything you could need whilst away from home. Lovely touches …fresh fruit bowl and flowers. Will be back next year .

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2022

  • "What a cosy, comfortable and clean cottage in an ideal location right in the middle of Grassington."

    It's so lovely that we didn't use our car once during our stay and found plenty of things to do in the local area - the river walk to Burnsall was a highlight but sadly we didn't see any Kingfishers although we kept bumping into other people who had! The cottage owners are a delight, so thoughtful and considerate.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Oct 2022

  • "Had a really lovely week."

    The property and location was perfect for our needs.

    Reviewed by Jill4.4Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was fabulous - the best we have stayed in (we holiday in UK cottages twice a year)."

    Every detail was perfect from the location to the furnishings (super comfy bed and refreshing walk in shower). We will be returning! Thank you Ian and Christine.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Sep 2022

  • "Warmly welcomed to this immaculately presented, very comfortable and charming cottage."

    What a little gem 2 The Square is, situated right in the heart of Grassington, everywhere and everything is so convenient, added to this is, is dedicated parking, a bit of a luxury in such a busy village. The weather was a little unkind, but returning to this cottage and its comfortable atmosphere made my week worthwhile. I am definitely booking 2 The Square again in 2023, many thanks to the owners for making my week enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Ron5.0Sep 2022

  • "An excellent cottage in the centre of Grassington."

    All facilities top class. The only thing we could not work out was how to turn on the fire in the lounge room.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic location, great cottage, fully equipped with everything and much more than you need."

    Beds and pillows very comfortable. Lovely fruit basket on arrival plus fresh flowers in the cottage. Excellent communication throughout regarding bins and the filming that was taking place that week. Would definitely recommend if anyone wants a holiday cottage in Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had the best holiday at this beautiful cottage in Grassington."

    The cottage was clean and very well equipped. The location could not have been better, perfect for walking and having a leisurely stroll around the lovely little independent shops of Grassington. We tried all of the drinking establishments and can say they all serve a top notch pint! Our 3 screen-obsessed children also had a great time as the cottage had WiFi and a smart TV. Some wonderful ice-cream shops too! The hosts were wonderful and left some lovely welcome touches to the property and checked up to make sure everything was OK during our stay. Would definitely recommend this property and would book through Skyes again.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Aug 2022

  • "A charming cottage in an ideal location to travel the Dales."

    Well equipped with comfortable cozy beds and a modern kitchen. The cottage owner very responsive to emails and shared the history of the cottage with us.

    Reviewed by Nancy5.0Jun 2022

  • "Superb location, facilities were excellent and the hosts very helpful."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Clem5.0May 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, extremely well equipped and very centrally placed in lovely Grassington."

    The hosts were very helpful and there were some nice welcoming touches in the cottage when we arrived: bowl of fresh fruit, flowers in the sitting room etc. Would very much recommend this property which is in the delightful village of Grassington (Darrowby), and has a great selection of pubs, shops and an extremely good chippy! Walks directly from the cottage for ramblers and hill walkers alike. Would definitely return!!

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, very clean and lots of little extras we don’t usually see, the owners went over and above to make us comfortable with lots of lovely touches."

    The location was excellent and parking outside .

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Apr 2022

  • "2 The Square is an outstanding cottage, perfectly situated in the centre of the beautiful village of Grassington, which has much to offer."

    The cottage was exceptional, spotlessly clean, and fully equipped, right down to the private car parking space outside the front door. Lovely flowers, basket of fruit and lovely biscuits on arrival. We will be returning.

    Reviewed by Graeme5.0Mar 2022

  • "Thank you, we had a great stay."

    Reviewed by Aaron5.0Dec 2021

  • "Wonderful cozy cottage right in the centre of Grassington."

    Everything you could need is there. Hosts made us very welcome we will definitely come back

    Reviewed by Val5.0Dec 2021

  • "2 The Square Grassington is a lovely property."

    The owners have made the property very warm, comfortable and welcoming. The kitchen facilities are excellent, and we were really appreciative of the use of the outhouse. The property is very conveniently located, and it's great having a carparking space right outside the property - it certainly made unloading and loading the car very easy and non-stressful! Would definitely stay here again!

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Nov 2021

  • "A lovely, comfortable cottage in the heart of a beautiful village."

    2 The Square was well-equipped, spotlessly clean and a joy to stay in. Parking is at a premium in Grassington so it was a delight to be able to park with ease right at the door. The owners were very welcoming and helpful and had prepared the property beautifully with lots of thoughtful little touches which were very much appreciated. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2021

  • "Cottage location within the village square is great and makes it very interesting - convenience store, post office, wine shop and several places to have coffee/snack very close at hand."

    The village is in a very good part of the country with lots of excellent walks. Cottage very clean with excellent facilities. Good/easy car parking at the front of the cottage.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage in superb location."

    It was our first visit to Wharfedale but it won’t be our last,

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely, quirky little cottage."

    Very comfortable

    Reviewed by Nicoka4.4Jun 2021

  • "Ian and Christine are very helpful owners and a delight to meet."

    Ian even tried to get us a part in the filming of 'All Creatures Great and Small' that was being filmed right outside the cottage. Sadly not to be and it looks as if our acting careers are going nowhere!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage is in a lovely spot in the centre of the village."

    It is really comfortable and well equipped. Anything you may need is there. I always take essentials such as handwash, dish cloth, tea towel, spray cleaner, as I always usually have to go out and buy something. This time there was no need. The owners did everything to make us comfortable and we really appreciate the care they took to do so

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2021

  • "Fantastic property, loved it"

    Reviewed by Toby5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage is a real gem and lovingly looked after."

    Very thoughtful hosts who had thought of everything. Thank you for the wonderful experience.

    Reviewed by Uma5.0May 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second-floor twin, 1 x single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • External utility
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Electric central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile.

The property

Tucked away deep within the Yorkshire Dales National Park in the centre of the picture-postcard village of Grassington, 2 The Square is an inviting, mid-terrace cottage offering a delightful base from which to explore the enchanting Yorkshire countryside.

The interior has been lovingly restored whilst retaining its original charm, welcoming families, friends and couples looking to explore Grassington and the great outdoors.

Step into the charming sitting room, where an alluring electric fire and ample seating encourages relaxation, here you can relax after a long day of rambles.

Move into the kitchen/diner to discover a well-equipped setup, you can rustle up a home-cooked meal with the electric oven and hob, and wash and dry off any soiled clothing in the external utility room.

Climb to the first floor and discover a double and a single bedroom, served by a refreshing shower room, whilst the second floor offers a twin, offering flexible sleeping arrangements for a family.

During the summer months, take a sit in your private courtyard and soak up the sunshine, whilst to the front of the property is off-road parking for one car, a welcome addition given the central location of the property.

Grassington is a fabulous base for a getaway, offering a range of old curiosity shops, excellent local pubs, good eating establishments and of course, the old cobbled square, just outside the cottage, where the annual Dickensian weekends are a real showstopper.

How about a day at the beautiful Parcevall Hall Gardens, offering 24 acres of formal and woodland gardens, and while you’re in the area don’t miss a chance to see Stump Cross Caverns to explore the wonder of the underground caves where prehistoric fossils have been found.

Cyclists can explore the off-beaten tracks within the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the rest of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, while those looking for a spot of history will be drawn to the 12th century fortress of Skipton Castle, or spend the day in Riddlesden at the National Trust owned East Riddlesden Hall.

You could also visit the Craven Museum and Gallery, which has exhibitions showing Skipton’s history from various years and encourages guests to be interactive.

2 The Square offers a superb base for a Grassington getaway, whatever time of year.

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

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About the location


Skipton 9 miles; Ilkley 12 miles.

Grassington is one of the most charming villages in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Traditional stone cottages and shops are clustered around the cobbled market place, offering exceptional shopping facilities for a village of this size, with a monthly farmer’s market offering a mouthwatering range of organic and homemade local produce. Situated on the River Wharfe, with the extensive Grass Woods to the north of the village, this is a superb walking area. Down dale is Bolton Abbey with the Abbey ruins, the Priory and the famous “Strid Walk”. A little further is the elegant town of Ilkley, overlooked by the famous Ilkley Moor. Up dale are Kettlewell and Buckden boasting spectacularly beautiful limestone scenery. With many other beauty spots scattered throughout Wharfedale, Grassington provides a great base for exploring the local area and all that the Dales have to offer, with Brontë Country and York also being within easy motoring distance.

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