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Blacksmith Cottage

Grassington, Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 2317)



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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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89 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a lovely cottage which has been thoughtfully decorated throughout and being in the centre of Grassington is ideal for eating out or exploring the fantastic surrounding countryside."

    Reviewed by Robert EdwardNov 2021

  • "Great location in the centre of the village."

    Beautiful, cosy, comfortable and warm cottage, containing all necessary equipment.

    Reviewed by FionaOct 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage very clean and comfortable."

    Would highly reccommend

    Reviewed by GeraldineSep 2021


    Reviewed by HarrySep 2021

  • "A very small but well equipped holiday cottage."

    The bed was comfortable, the furniture was well considered and we enjoyed the addition of Alexa music! The kitchen area was thoughtfully laid out with everything you need for a week’s holiday. It was also novel and enjoyable for us to stay right in the middle of such a gorgeous village. So, we would like to thank the owner for a truly comfortable little place to stay.

    Reviewed by MaureenSep 2021

  • "A really cute little cottage right in the middle of grassington."

    every little touch had been carefully thought of, would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by MargaretAug 2021

  • "Excellent accomodation right in the heart of Grassington."

    Although compact the property had all the facilities for a very comfortable and enjoyable stay. Parking is very limited in the town but we never had an issue that required more than a minutes walk. (This is pretty much the same for everyone) We wouldn't hesitate to stay there again

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2021

  • "Had a very enjoyable 5 day stay in this studio cottage."

    Very relaxing and perfectly located in Grassington. The cottage contains everything you may need and perfect for two people. Although you can hear if someone is in the upstairs cottage, it didn’t disturb or spoil our stay. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "My friend was ill so we had to come home, yet we received no refund even through we had insurance for the holiday."

    Reviewed by GeraldineJul 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay, lovely little self contained accommodation in a great location."

    The garden is overhung by some very large trees from the neighbouring church yard however which was a shame for us in mid summer, but there is more than enough outside space near-by to enjoy.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2021

  • "As has been mentioned before, the only downside to the cottage studio is that noise from the upstairs flat can be heard whenever people are moving around."

    It wasn't too intrusive when we were there but could be a problem if the inhabitants were particularly noisy. This would be difficult to remedy but perhaps should be emphasised in the Spec. Other than that the cottage has everything possible and was very comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by HilaryJun 2021

  • "Wonderful position, clean quiet and very comfortable bed."

    Felt bigger than imagined due to clever use of mirrors. Great location for walking and cycling, with a rear courtyard to keep the bikes in. If I had to find any criticism it would be we had to buy a cafetière for our morning coffee fix but that was all we could find to criticise

    Reviewed by JuneJun 2021

  • "Facilities were of a high standard."

    Very enjoyable holiday in a great setting. Owner was very approachable and informative. Will use this residence again. The only downside if anyone is in the above residence can be noisy.

    Reviewed by DaveMay 2021

  • "The apartment was very bijou but exceptionally comfortable, tastefully furnished and the best shower we have ever had in a holiday cottage."

    Great location in the centre of the village. Only downside is not having allocated parking.

    Reviewed by JaneApr 2021

  • "Nothing to be aware of."

    Lovely cottage - perfect for 2 as a walking base from Grassington.

    Reviewed by AlecApr 2021

  • "It was a lovely property, small but great use of space and in a great position"

    Reviewed by AOct 2020

  • "A beautiful bijou apartment, perfect for a short stay in Grassington."

    It’s really well placed for everything in the town, just steps away from shops, pubs and restaurants. We’d definitely recommend Blacksmiths Cottage and would love to stay there again.

    Reviewed by TonySep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage very central, friendly place with excellent fish and chip shop next door, dog friendly place no problem taking them into a cafe or shops."

    Reviewed by PamelaMar 2020

  • "The cottage was perfect and centrally located but still quiet."

    Very comfortable, and despite not being the largest place it was well equipped, well decorated and actually we started there with two adults 1 child and a dog and there was enough room. The separate kitchen and space for a table and chairs where nice to have. Definitely stay here again!!

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2019

  • "Very small , photos misleading , especially of patio bit, and a mess when we were there last week , leaves everywhere"

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2019

  • "Excellent location close to Grassington centre."

    Good location for visiting nearby tourist attractions. Good shopping experience. Warning for the future: It is probable that parking restrictions will be brought into force in the village. This will mean that parking in the centre will be restricted to 2 hours maximum on parking meters. Long stay parking will be either at the top of the village or the National park car park at foot of the village (charges apply), both car parks are approx. 10 minutes away.

    Reviewed by BrianAug 2019

  • "Excellent location close to centre of village, very nice studio flat"

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2019

  • "Wonderful cottage every thing you needed home from home beautiful location great pubs food would highly recommend it."

    Reviewed by AllanJun 2019

  • "The only issue staying at Grassington is the lack of parking, which we were unaware of until we arrived."

    The accommodation was very good, clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by PeterJun 2019

  • "It was Snowing, Dickensian Christmas feeling, absolutely magical, what a wonderful superb break in the most beautiful place."

    Reviewed by GaryMar 2019

  • "Firstly the description of this property as a cottage, when it is plainly no more than a bed sit, was blatantly misleading."

    Oven was so in need of a good clean, it set off the fire alarm every time we used it and there was a shortage of oven ware. Shared access to the garden does not work when both sets of occupants have dogs, so great care was needed when letting dogs out. First few days went ok, till the bedsit above was let, and due to the presumably wooden floors, it sounded like a herd of wildebeest had moved in. We could hear every time the occupants moved, and that included night time toilet visits. This was the final straw, and we left two days early. To be fair, despite the property being tiny, it was warm and reasonably comfortable, but severely let down by the above points. Second cottage in in less than six months booked with Sykes, in my opinion lacking in several aspects, will make me thing long and hard before any repeat booking.

    I am sorry that you feel that our property description is misleading. However, I do note that this is described as a “beautiful ground floor studio” on our website. Further to this we did also point out the shared access to the garden in our advertisement. However, I would like to assure you that we have passed your comments on to the property owner. However, we were unfortunately not aware of these points during your stay and were therefore not in a position to help get your holiday back on track. Property Owner

    Reviewed by KeithJan 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful."

    Cosy on a evening. Everything you needed at hand. Cleanliness was of high standard too. Tv could of done to be up graded poor reception on all channels. And one side of the enormous bed had seen better days husband was sliding out at one side. Would recommend to friends. Thank you for a enjoyable stay. Village was wonderfull too.

    Reviewed by DebbieDec 2018

  • "It is called a cottage but it's a studio, and the photos were really deceptive and made the place look much bigger than it was."

    As is actually a cottage split into 2 it was very noisy when there was people up stairs.

    Reviewed by AnnOct 2018

  • "The cottage was just perfect, it was cosy, very clean, very close to the square, but best of all it was dog friendly."

    Reviewed by JackieAug 2018

  • "The accommodation is a perfectly comfortable, well appointed ground floor bedsit."

    We stayed 3 nights at the opening weekend of the Grassington festival and this place is slap bang in the middle of the town. Uphill on one side of you is the old enigmatic graveyard, and going downhill next door but one you have an excellent chippy (didn't smell and is only open a couple of hours a day) and best of all next to this is the Blackhorse. You may think, like me, that's perfectly located, but then there are 3 more pubs within a couple of minutes of this, all the fine arts and crafts shops, and also tearooms aplenty if you like that type of thing. If you like to sit in or drink tea in the garden then this is not really the place for you to stay. However this is Grassington, it's in the Yorkshire Dales, so who in their right mind is going to stay in. We like to walk too and there are numerous great walks from Grassington. We hiked to Kettlewell and back via Conistone Dib and the following day we did a walking tour of the local villages - Linton, Thorpe, Burnsall, Hebden - and then a gentle stroll down the Wharf back to Grassington. We have stayed all over the dales in many types of cottages and this is probably the smallest but we would stay here again. Oh and the locals will make you feel so welcome.

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2018

  • "One of the best we have stayed in."

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2018

  • "The location of the cottage was a bit restrictive for parking but the Town Square was ideal to park only a small away."

    The village was lovely and located in a nice part of North Yorkshire. We will be back sometime soon.

    Reviewed by LesFeb 2018

  • "I didn't realise the whole property was one big room until opening the front door."

    Parking a bit of a nightmare and there were no rubbish bins

    Reviewed by RobertApr 2017

  • "The town and surrounding area well exceeded our expectations and was an area we will reconsider visiting on our next trip to England."

    Reviewed by ErichOct 2016

  • "Very cosy cottage."

    Owner very helpful and solved broadband issue. Quite noisy due to occupants above but owner is already looking in to further soundproofing. Not much parking very near cottage but excellent solution was weekly parking permit in Dales National Car Park about 5 mins away - but well worth it as gave free parking in all other Dales car parks. Excellent food in village. Would highly recommend.

    Mrs TaylorOct 2016

  • "Photographs of the property are a little deceiving - do not show it is all one room"

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2016

  • "The cottage was lovely and ideally situated for Grassington village."

    We loved it however, there isn't a facility for parking your car at the cottage which it appears has put some people off from booking again. We knew the village so expected this but it may be better to say in the information about where you can park so that it isn't a bad surprise when people get there. The parking wasn't too far away but it was a little walk. However, you can stop outside the cottage to load and unload your car but as the road is single track, not for very long. It is 2 doors down from the Black Horse pub, which is lovely and convenient and there wasn't any noise from it at all. Because of the thick walls of the cottage there was hardly any outside noise at all and it was lovely and cosy. The most noise came from the people walking about upstairs and one night when the tumble dryer was put on which vibrated downstairs and did keep us awake. Some people, in the visitors book, had said that the bed was awful. it wasn't awful but I think the mattress either needs changing or turning over as over time there are definite dips in it where people have slept and this could be a bit uncomfortable. After finding my `spot' though it was fine. Everything that I needed in the cottage was provided including some lovely towels, which was a nice surprise as we have had some very thin ones in the past. It was very well presented and clean too. The nice touch was the bottle of wine left which went down very well. Overall though we had a lovely time and would definitely go back to Grassington.

    Reviewed by YvonneSep 2016

  • "We found that the cottage beautifully kitted out and very comfortable in every way."

    The bed in particular was wonderfully comfortable.

    Reviewed by CarolineJun 2016

  • "An excellent cottage in a great location!"

    Reviewed by MarkApr 2015

  • "A home from home in a great location."

    Grassington is a lovely village with enough shops, pubs & cafes, some good walks and friendly locals. Blacksmith Cottage is central and has all the facilities needed for a stay here - well equipped kitchen and huge bed with a small, enclosed patio, which is very handy if you have a hound with you.

    Reviewed by DeanMar 2015

  • "This was a very comfortable studio in an excellent location."

    It was well furnished and extremely well equipped. The owners supplied more than one would expect. I would highly recommend. Snow lay on the ground for our week there and it was always warm and cosy.

    Reviewed by VivianJan 2015

  • "The cottage was really cosy, warm and very welcoming."

    We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by NatalieNov 2014

  • "Location is great for walking and amenities."

    The cottage is warm and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by MartinOct 2014

  • "This was a lovely, cosy cottage in a great location with plenty of shops and hotels in the village."

    Plenty of walking on the doorstep and further afield. The wifi signal was excellent too.

    Reviewed by CarolineAug 2014

  • "Everything was as it said it was on the website."

    It was very clean and had plenty of everything, very pleased and would definitely stay again and recommend to friends.

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2014

  • "Everything was great, it was our second time at this cottage."

    We will be back.

    Reviewed by ChristopherMar 2014

  • "We loved the location of Blacksmiths Cottage near the centre of Grassington, a lovely Dales Village."

    There were plenty of facilities, pubs, restaurants and shops to make our stay enjoyable. We are keen walkers, and despite the bad weather on most days we were able to take 3 to 4 hour walks directly from the cottage. Altogether a memorable and enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by RhydianDec 2013

  • "Beautiful welcoming cottage with relaxing feel excellently decorated for the festive season excellent access to local amenities and public transport."

    This holiday fully met our needs and expectations.

    Reviewed by FredDec 2013

  • "First time attended the Dickensian Weekend and it certainly come up to expectation."

    The cottage we stayed was absolutely brilliant. It was, what my wife & I have been looking to buy for many years.

    Reviewed by BrianDec 2013

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    Excellent location in Grassington. Great walks. Everything was really nice.

    Reviewed by ChrisOct 2013

  • "Easy to book, wonderful cottage and a very relaxing holiday."

    Would recommend it to friends.

    Reviewed by CaroleApr 2013

  • "Lovely cosy cottage and very central for all the village amenities."

    The Christmas decorations, Christmas cake and bottle of wine were a nice touch. Perfect for a weekend break.

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2012

  • "We liked the attention to detail and arriving at a very warm cottage on a very cold winters day."

    The wine and home made Christmas cake was a nice touch.

    Reviewed by EileenNov 2012

  • "Beautiful cottage, ideal location and cosy."

    Overall, thoroughly enjoyable holiday and we would recommend.

    Reviewed by FrancineOct 2012

  • "The cottage is perfect for a walking holiday, perfectly situated for pubs and restaurants, very cosy would definitely go back."

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2012

  • "Great, well equipped cottage in a good location."

    Reviewed by JoanneSep 2012

  • "A great area for walking."

    Reviewed by SimonJun 2012

  • "Our second visit to Blacksmith cottage - as a couple it served our needs, it was quaint, well presented and the area was a good base."

    Mrs ScottMay 2012

  • "The cottage is situated in a very convenient place, the interior was very clean and had all the necessary facilities - the kitchen in particular was very well appointed."

    Grassington is a lovely town to stay in and a very welcoming place.

    Reviewed by AidanMay 2012

  • "Very clean."

    Very pretty decor and furnishings. Well stocked kitchen. Heating very efficient. The most comfortable bed I've ever slept in! Beautiful location with lovely shops and food available very close by.

    Reviewed by EmmaApr 2012

  • "A quality studio let, with lots of little extras."

    A very comfortable cottage, lovely super king-size bed, tastefully furnished and decorated. A very enjoyable break in a lovely village. We parked the car and were able to leave it until the end of our break. Great walking country and good pubs in the village.

    Reviewed by PippaJan 2012

  • "Being near to the square and shops, and the ground floor accommodation was wonderful."

    We will be coming back - we had a fabulous holiday and everyone was so friendly.

    Reviewed by AnnJul 2011

  • "The location was excellent and Grassington is a beautiful place."

    Very dog friendly and a good choice of eating establishments.

    Reviewed by DeborahJun 2011

  • "We loved the internal décor of the property."

    Grassington is a beautifully quaint little village with cobbled streets and loads of lazy amenities like a chippy, an Indian take away plus of course a few pubs.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2011

  • "Beautiful studio cottage in prime location, very well designed layout and tasteful decoration."

    We couldn't find any faults whatsoever and had a most enjoyable weekend.

    Reviewed by KieronMar 2011

  • "Being able to take our dog away with us."

    It was lovely that he was allowed in all the pubs so we could have some meals out.

    Reviewed by LynnDec 2010

  • "Good standard for a studio; cosy and clean."

    'Devonshire Hotel' great for food, lovely cafes. 'Grassington Hotel' good for drink and excellent meals.

    Reviewed by KarenSep 2010

  • "The cottage is very pretty, comfortable and well equipped."

    The location is excellent and there are lots of places to visit with excellent walks nearby.

    Reviewed by JacquelineJul 2010

  • "Great cottage!"

    Absolutely amazing! High standard on everything. We were super pleased!

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2010

  • "Convenience of location in centre of Grassington."

    The cottage, although small, was very well equipped and clean.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2010

  • "Excellent furnishings and decor - great attention to detail; very tasteful."

    Good location and simple short walk to several good pubs for an evening meal. Wonderful countryside for hikers and dogs!

    Reviewed by PippaMay 2010

  • "Excellent walking and fantastic 'dog-friendly' pubs which serve delicious food."

    Reviewed by LouiFeb 2010

  • "The Christmas decorations were a nice touch."

    Reviewed by IanDec 2009

  • "The cottage was very cosy and in a great location."

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2009

  • "A little bit of heaven in a bigger bit of heaven."

    Mr BlairSep 2009

  • "Grassington is a beautiful little town."

    The property was very well equipped and the interior is of a very high standard. Would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by GwenJul 2009

  • "Well-equipped."

    As walkers, we found Grassington well placed for a week of excellent walking.

    Reviewed by Cahal & PatriciaJul 2009

  • "Lovely, well equipped accommodation."

    Grassington was a great village and a good base for exploring Yorkshire. Fantastic walks, places to go and great places to eat.

    Reviewed by WendyJun 2009

  • "This property is in a lovely location with plenty of amenities within the village"

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2009

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

    Reviewed by SamMay 2009

  • "Grassington was a good base for touring around the Dales, the property was extremely comfortable and tastefully furnished."

    It was a very dog friendly area, and we were able to take the dog in many places with us.

    Mrs ScottMay 2009

  • "The cottage was very nice and just what we wanted from a cottage in the Dales."

    It was perfect for a couple.

    Reviewed by GregoryApr 2009

  • "The location - in the centre of a lovely village with enough eateries so that we didn't have to make a car journey in order to eat out."

    The bed was also very comfortable.

    Reviewed by ElizabethMar 2009

  • "Excellent location, well appointed."

    Mr InceFeb 2009

  • "Great location, just busy enough to be handy and not too busy to be a nuisance."

    Reviewed by KerryFeb 2009

  • "Excellent property with such a good central location."

    Will be returning. Fantastic walks on your door step, no need to move the car.

    Reviewed by KatieFeb 2009

  • "Very nice cottage, lovely and cosy."

    Good location. It was wonderful. Will book again

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2008

  • "Clearly a great location, close to village centre, and a great plus having a BBQ grill out back."

    The bed is very comfortable and just fits the bill after a day's walking/cycling. A cosy and memorable stay.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2008

  • "Good location, convenient for local facilities."

    Able to go on walks without taking car. Cottage compact with all the facilities we needed.

    Reviewed by SheilaMay 2008

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The property

A beautiful ground floor studio, formerly a blacksmith's workshop, located in the heart of Grassington, one of the most popular villages in the Yorkshire Dales.

Lovingly restored and individually styled, Blacksmith Cottage has been elegantly furnished to provide quality accommodation in a wonderful location.

The property offers superb facilities over one floor with a well-equipped kitchen, an open plan living area and a delightful king-size bed and chaise longue.

A perfect romantic retreat or simply somewhere to get away from it all and enjoy Dales life at its finest, Blacksmith Cottage is a minute's walk from the village's wide range of shops and pubs, while Grassington's Dickensian weekends and festivals are not to be missed!

The surrounding area is a walker's paradise, offering beautiful walks along the river to Linton Falls, as well as more challenging walks into the nearby hills.

A superb holiday base in a great location.

Note: Blacksmith Cottage can be booked with Ref 2832 to sleep 4.


  • All ground floor
  • One king-size bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area & sitting area, separated from king size bed by Victorian screen
  • Rear entrance to approx 4 steps leading to patio area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine with airer and outside line
  • Dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, small selection of books/DVDs
  • All fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Free parking in village square 100 metres from studio (guests can pull up outside property to load/unload)
  • Rear patio with garden furniture (shared with first floor studio)
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop & pub 1 min walk
  • Note: Property is accessed via one step.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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