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Sandy Cottage

(Ref. 2580)

Linton near Grassington, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful week at Sandy Cottage, can't fault anything, will definitely look to stay again."

    Thank you Constantina for all the tips and ideas.

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Jun 2024

  • "We had a lovely week, the cottage is in a quiet village."

    The green was just a few steps from the front door with a shallow beck running through. Friendly neighbours. We could go for walks without moving our car or short drives to good walking locations. Nice to light the wood burner on an evening and enjoyed a tasty meal at the pub, again only a few yards from the cottage! The host was helpful and friendly. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Rich5.0May 2024

  • "A lovely warm well appointed cottage in a stunning location."

    Lots of great walks both nearby and further afield. We would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Deirdre5.0Nov 2023

  • "A wonderful and peaceful place - easy with small walks."

    Nearby Malham Cove with scenic walks which we and our children love. We really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Anita4.4Oct 2023

  • "Excellent cottage well appointed with everything you could need."

    Parking can be a bit tricky on Friday afternoon/evenings and the weekend, but we always manage to get a park somewhere close in the village. Mid week is fine. Pub only a couple of doors down and does nice food and drink. Lots of walks from the cottage and Grassington is easy 25min walk straight from the cottage. Would also recommend the Old Hall Inn in Threshfield and the Carven Arms at Appletreewick for food. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Jess4.7Sep 2023

  • "Loved the cottage and the location."

    Very clean on arrival. Lots to see and do in the area.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was in a beautiful village with the village green and river at the front."

    Parking was a little difficult. The cottage furnishings were tired, and it was evident that dogs were allowed to stay. The floors needed sorting out. More could have been done to keep the cottage up to standard. We will certainly not stay again where dogs have been allowed, as the lounge smelled of dogs.

    Reviewed by Martin2.2Sep 2023

  • "An absolutely wonderful cottage in picturesque Linton which makes a perfect base for plenty of good walks with dogs."

    The cottage is comfortable and has a very well equipped kitchen - even a slow cooker. The green can be used like a garden so morning cup of tea, sat on the green by the stream was idyllic. There is a good pub, The Fountaine Inn, next door which does food and another one, The Old Hall Inn, in Threshfield which is a 20 minute walk along a footpath - torch recommended.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a stunning location, overlooking the green parked the car for a week and just walked with the dog."

    Nice small garden and a shower to die for can’t wait to return

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay great location for country walking"

    Reviewed by Patrick3.8Jul 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our week in Sandy Cottage."

    The village itself is a gem and the location for walks brilliant. The cottage is a great base to return to at the end of a Dales day. The courtyard was a wonderful haven and the pub a must! We would recommmend this readily.

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really lovely cottage in a perfect location."

    Well equipped, comfortable beds.

    Reviewed by Sarah4.4Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location, the walking from the cottage was wonderful."

    Grassington was an easy walk and offered everything we needed but staying in Linton was perfect as quiet and tranquil with a great pub.

    Reviewed by Cathy4.4Sep 2022

  • "Excellent cottage, very comfortable situated in a wonderful position on a green in a picturesque village."

    Very friendly local people and a particularly notable food serving pub almost next door. The only drawback was not having somewhere to park. Three nights, due to the popularity of the village, we had to park 300 meters outside of the village. During one of those nights, our car was hit and no details left. This took the edge off of a wonderful stay. The location in the Dales was terrific.

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Aug 2022

  • "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 June5.0Apr 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 Elizabeth5.0Mar 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 Allen5.0Jan 2022

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

    Great location for exploring the dales and beyond.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Oct 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 Fiona5.0Sep 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 Emmet5.0Jul 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 Fiona5.0Jul 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 Juliet5.0Jun 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 Carol5.0May 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 Stephen5.0May 2021

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

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 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 Rachel5.0Sep 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 Sidney5.0Sep 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 Andy5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location."

    Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jul 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 Simon5.0Sep 2019

  • "Pleasant stay at Sandy Cottage."

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

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 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 Judith5.0Jun 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 Josephine5.0Apr 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 Evthy5.0Feb 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 Vince4.4Dec 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 Shirley5.0Jul 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 Caroline5.0Jul 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 Roger4.4May 2018

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

    Reviewed by Lynne4.4Mar 2018

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

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Dec 2017

  • "Really felt like a home from home."


    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Oct 2017

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

    Some lovely walks close by. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Aug 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 Alexandra5.0Aug 2017

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

    Reviewed by Eamon5.0Apr 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
  • Please note that this property can only accept check ins on Mondays and Fridays
  • Note: Grassington 1940s Weekend 21-22 September 2024
  • Go Vintage! Yarndale 28-29 September 2024 - the famous Festival of Wool
  • Grassington Christmas Lights switch on Friday 29 November 2024
  • Grassington Christmas Markets Saturdays 30 November and 7 December 2024

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 traditional Christmas market and entertainment.

Something for everyone whatever the time of year!

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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.

Note: The stairs are made to the standard of earlier times and so are steeper and more narrow than modern steps. Please note that this property can only accept check ins on Mondays and Fridays.

Grassington 1940s Weekend 21-22 September 2024 - Go Vintage!

Yarndale 28-29 September 2024 - the famous Festival of Wool

Grassington Christmas Lights switch on Friday 29 December 2024

Grassington Christmas Markets Saturdays 30 November and 7 December 2024

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter