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Sandy Cottage

Linton near Grassington, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 2580)



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  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful week at Sandy Cottage."

    Local walking, beautiful surroundings, warm and cosy cottage to return to. All the furnishings, rugs, fabrics and equipment etc. are good quality. The owner dealt with any queries promptly and efficiently. Linton is a beautiful village as a base, with the bonus of an excellent pub.

    Reviewed by JuneApr 2022

  • "A wonderful location and cottage for a walking holiday, as so many popular, scenic routes can be accessed from ‘the door’."

    We were able to ‘ditch’ the car for several days. The village is extremely pretty, quiet and we had no problem finding a parking place. The outdoor hose was handy for muddy boots and a mucky dog! Loved the bright furnishings and local paintings in the cottage. Earlier reviews mentioned small bath towels, but large ones have since been purchased. Spotlessly clean and fully equipped. The Fountains Inn serves delicious food and has a dog friendly bar. We thoroughly recommend and it is our intention to return to ‘Sandy Cottage’.

    Reviewed by ElizabethMar 2022

  • "Well maintained old cottage in a brilliant position for walks around the Yorkshire Dales."

    The village setting is stunning with the renowned Fountaine Inn just a few yards away for food and drink.

    Reviewed by AllenJan 2022

  • "Lovely well appointed cosy cottage in pretty village location."

    Great location for exploring the dales and beyond.

    Reviewed by DeborahOct 2021

  • "A well equipped, comfortable and charming cottage, perfectly situated for touring the Dales."

    We were delighted to be able to enjoy cosy evenings by the log burning stove after a busy day touring or pop to the pub a minute away, with its lovely warm atmosphere and good menu. I would thoroughly recommend this cottage. Fiona Surrey

    Reviewed by FionaSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    Very busy little place for visitors. Not able to guarantee parking close to the cottage as all parking places rapidly filled by incomers. This was the only major drawback to the location. Otherwise idyllic setting for walks and scenery. Would strongly recommend -with the only caveat being be prepared to park away from the cottage wherever you can get a parking spot - sometimes on the main road.

    Reviewed by EmmetJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely village setting."

    Local pub, village green with stream running through it makes for a great place to sit and relax. Great base for exploring the surrounding countryside on foot, bike or by car. We had a great holiday and would definitely recommend Sandy Cottage.

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2021

  • "An extremely well equipped cottage in an unbelievably desirable location."

    So comfortable with absolutely everything that you could need. We have stayed in many many holiday cottages but this is without a doubt the best. If you’re looking for somewhere in The Dales book it you won’t be disappointed. Walks literally from the door, a pub fifty yards away and quiet too! But also within walking distance of Grassington. Perfect! X

    Reviewed by JulietJun 2021

  • "We have used Sykes before and have always been pleased."

    Sandy cottage was the best rental so far; great location and the cottage itself was perfect.

    Reviewed by CarolMay 2021

  • "Cottage was lovely, amazing holiday definitely will be back loved the area so many great walks with the dogs."

    Fountaine pub down the road lovely food just AMAZING holiday people very friendly can’t wait to go back

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2021

  • "Comfortable cottage in idyllic location wouldn’t hesitate to stay there again."

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "We loved Sandy Cottage."

    It is very well located for visiting the area. A very cosy and comfortable cottage, spotlessly clean and well equipped. Very comfortable beds. We were a party of four adults and found that there was plenty of space. Would highly recommend Sandy Cottage to anyone looking to stay in the area.

    Reviewed by RachelSep 2020

  • "Sandy Cottage is a delightful cottage in a beautiful quiet setting, perfect for ..."

    Sandy Cottage is a delightful cottage in a beautiful quiet setting, perfect for exploring the southern part of Wharfedale

    Reviewed by SidneySep 2020

  • "Probably the best cottage we’ve stayed in in terms of excellent location, size of property and facilities."

    Gorgeous traditional dales cottage in lovely location - would thoroughly recommend

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by ChrisJul 2020

  • "Sandy Cottage is a little gem in the heart of Linton."

    The cottage is a very delightful, fully equipped comfortable cottage that sleeps up to five guests and two well behaved dogs. The Cottage is situated in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, with miles of rolling picturesque hills, rivers, which are a dream for walkers, and walking dogs. I would fully recommend a stay at Sandy Cottage.

    Reviewed by SimonSep 2019

  • "Pleasant stay at Sandy Cottage."

    Bed was so comfy. Beautiful surroundings would return at sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by VilmaJul 2019

  • "Sandy Cottage is well located to visit the Dales and for all activities- we went hiking, horse riding, for a picnic and swimming in the River Wharfe at Bolton Abbey, fishing and for great meals in the nearby Fountaine Inn."

    The Bronte parsonage at Haworth, the ropemaker and Yorkshire Wensleydale creamery at Hawes, festival at Grassington all well worth a visit. The cottage has lovely interior decoration- will be copying some of the design ideas! The kitchen contained everything we could possibly need and the courtyard at the back was so nice- we enjoyed a barbecue and sat in the sun in total privacy, surrounded by flowers. We hope to return some day.

    Reviewed by JudithJun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful village."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. We had a great week, lots of walks. Highly recommend the pub next door.

    Reviewed by JosephineApr 2019

  • "Well what can I say."

    ....? This place is a hidden gem. You have to go to appreciate it. As soon as we entered the door we felt at home. Cosy, warm, quirky little house!!! I say little but really quite spacious for 5 people. We’ve been staying in cottages around the dales for over 10 years but this cottage stole the show!! Just book it! You’ll love everything about it. Perfect location, amazing owner ! This place will take a lot of beating. Love you Sandy Cottage..... see you again x

    Reviewed by EvthyFeb 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    .. only thins I’d say is that friends hired a nearby cottage for the weekend and they had some very useful books in local walks and an IS map of the area - would have been very useful!

    The Cottage is generally very well equipped, and includes two drawers full of local information including walks from the doorstep. We're always happy to improve so we've added maps as well. Your holiday is our pleasure! Property Owner

    Reviewed by VinceDec 2018

  • "Lovely, relaxing stay in this comfortable, beautifully clean and well equipped cottage, which had everything we needed for a perfect holiday."

    Wonderful location in idyllic village, with great walks in the breath-taking Yorkshire Dales from the door and a gastro pub just a few steps away. Sunny weather meant we enjoyed sitting out in the lovely patio garden most days. A week wasn't long enough! We'll definitely be returning. Thank you.

    Reviewed by ShirleyJul 2018

  • "The cottage was beautiful and in the most stunning of settings in a village full of character, yet peaceful."

    Plenty of walks in the area. Dogs loved it.

    Reviewed by SteveJul 2018

  • "We were delighted with the cottage and the surroundings."

    The cottage was well supplied and kept clean and was in a charming village with good access to lower Wharfedale and surroundings. We would thoroughly recommend the cottage for a short or longer holiday.

    Reviewed by RogerMay 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location especially if you intend to do some walks."

    Reviewed by LynneMar 2018

  • "Lovely, good sized, comfy cottage in a quiet village location which provided the perfect base for a relaxing weekend."

    Reviewed by LorraineDec 2017

  • "Really felt like a home from home."


    Reviewed by KevinOct 2017

  • "Great cottage in a fantastic location, pub next door serves great food and drink."

    Some lovely walks close by. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by DarrenAug 2017

  • "The location of Sandy cottage is perfect."

    Linton village is both beautiful and brilliantly situated for days out in the local area. The cottage itself is stylish yet very comfortable. We plan to stay again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by AlexandraAug 2017

  • "A lovely cottage in a lovely location, an excellent weeks holiday Apr 2017"

    Reviewed by EamonApr 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bateau bath with ball & claw feet, separate power shower cubicle, basin & WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin & WC
  • Fitted shaker-style galley kitchen
  • Dining room & sitting room with log or coal burning stove
  • Gas central heating & open fire
  • Electric cooker, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, books/games
  • Fuel, power & initial supply of fuel for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Free roadside parking within village
  • Private rear patio with furniture & BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: The stairs are made to the standard of earlier times and so are steeper and more narrow than modern steps
  • Note: 40th Anniversary Dickensian Festival & Christmas Market in 2021.The dates are 4th/5th and 11th/12th December.

The property

Oozing with classic Dales character, this charming 18th century stone-built cottage overlooks the village green and riverside life of Linton, one of the prettiest villages in the Yorkshire National Park.

Restored by the current owners, Sandy Cottage is a delight, with Yorkstone flags, aged timber floors and exposed beams providing distinctive first-class accommodation.

The cottage boasts a cosy sitting room with open fire in a feature stone fireplace, a dining room with French windows leading to a private Yorkstone flagged rear patio, and a fabulous location just yards from one of the best gourmet pubs in the area.

Centrally located in this beautiful part of the National Park, there are lovely walks from the doorstep, while nearby is popular Grassington, with its wide range of shops, pubs and art galleries, annual Grassington festival in the summer and annual Dickensian Festival, which delights visitors with its traditional Christmas market and entertainment.

Something for everyone whatever the time of year!

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

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About the location


Skipton 8 miles; Grassington 3 miles.

Linton is one of the most outstanding villages in the upper Wharfedale community. The ancient Linton Beck flows through the village crossed by packhorse bridges, stepping-stones and fords. The stone houses clustered around the central green date from the 17th and 18th Century, and at the head of this village stands an architectural masterpiece, the Fountaine Hospital, founded in 1721. The village is served by the Fountaine Inn, with a wide reputation for outstanding beers and food, and its welcoming atmosphere. Close to Linton Falls on the River Wharfe, this is a superb walking area, with many paths to other villages, and easy access to the limestone fells. Down dale is the haunting Abbey ruins and Priory at Bolton Abbey, or the elegant town of Ilkley, overlooked by the famous Ilkley Moor. Up dale are Kettlewell and Buckden, with spectacular limestone scenery. Linton is a great base for exploring the local area with the market town of Skipton and its medieval castle a short drive away, and many other historic places including Bronte Country, Castle Howard, the elegant spa town of Harrogate, racing at Ripon and the majestic medieval city of York within easy motoring distance.

Region Information

Grassington Dickensian Festival and Christmas Market. A fabulous family day out in Yorkshire
2019 dates are 30 November - 1 December and 7-8 December 2019.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
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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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