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Castlewood Cottage

(Ref. 1053592)

Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Thank you for a lovely 2 night stay."

    Walking distance to the town with pubs and restaurants was great . Some of the baking trays were disgustingly dirty and horrible to put food on them so had to be covered with foil which thankfully I bought with me. The lids on the pans we used hadn’t been washed properly. But on the hole for a 2 night stay it wasn’t bad a bit expensive but could have been better for the money.

    Hi Julia, Thank you for your review; it is much appreciated. I am glad you had a nice time. I truly apologise for the state of the baking trays and pan lids. I will ensure that the cleaners are aware and their checklist updated and replace these if necessary. Sorry to hear that you found it a bit expensive for your stay . The cost of the property is the same whether it is full capacity with five guests (including up to two dogs) or if there are just three guests. Sadly all outgoing expenses have risen and we believe we offer good facilities, great space along with unique design and style in a holiday property, for the cost charged. We hope to welcome you back sometime. Thanks again for your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia3.8May 2024

  • "We had a lovely few days."

    Lovely accommodation, very well equipped. Very clean and well presented. Perfect. Welcome pack, very thoughtful. Keep up the good work. We hope to be back in the near future. Many thanks Cheralyn

    Hi Cheralyn, Thank you so much for your kind and positive feedback. We are glad you appreciated the touches and style that we take much pride in. We look forward to seeing you again in Skipton. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cheralyn5.0May 2024

  • "We had a lovely week long stay in Castlewood."

    The cottage has a lovely feel to it, great facilities & is in a really good location. We would certainly book again should we decide to stay in Skipton again.

    HI Julia, Thank you so much for your positive feedback. It is much appreciated and we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Castlewood Cottage. We take pride in ensuring the cottage is well equipped with everything we would want from a holiday property ourselves. We look forward to welcoming you back again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Apr 2024

  • "Fabulous property and lovely welcome pack!"

    Really well positioned to explore the town and woods, and further into the dales. We have already booked our next visit!

    Hi Fiona, We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to welcoming you back in the summer. Thank you for your great review. Happy new year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a great week, the cottage was lovely, very homely and cosy with everything we needed."

    Loved the decor. The welcome hamper was much appreciated thank you. We managed to park right outside the cottage. Loved the basement games room and the lovely views. Really great location for town. Would definitely book again. Claire and Nigel

    Hi Claire and Nigel, We are so pleased to hear you would like to come back and thank you for your review; we are glad you appreciated the cottage. We also love the views, the elevation over the town makes all the difference. We hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2023

  • "A really lovely cottage in the centre of Skipton."

    The cottage is very comfortable and beautifully furnished. It was a great visit, thank you.

    Hi Claire, So glad you enjoyed your visit to Castlewood cottage. Your positive feedback is much appreciated, thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2023

  • "The house is comfortable and homely however the staircase is very steep."

    It has 15 steps more than the usual 12 steps in most houses. The house can be cold as the central heating did not function well according to the thermostat. Other than that it was a very enjoyable stay. I do think that Sykes holiday cottages is a little bit too expensive. Would I stay in Castlewood "Cottage" (its actually a terraced house) again? Maybe, as I do like to explore further places.

    Hi Melanie, Thank you for your review. We are sorry about the heating. We did not know until after you had ended your stay and then from the note you left. It turned out the boiler thermostat needed resetting and took only a couple of minutes to sort out. The cottage is in a terrace, as one of the photos in the Sykes listing shows. We are glad you had a enjoyable stay and hope the longer staircase and the lack of heating didn't impact you too much. If you choose to come and stay again and have any issues with something not working please do get in touch immediately. We always endeavour to ensure everything works properly but things do break. Our contact details are in the property's visitor guidebook. Thanks again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Tastefully decorated, thoughtfully equipped and furnishings and fittings all of a high quality."

    So good to have sharp knives, decent hooks on the doors and a really nice shower! There was plenty of crockery etc without it being over the top, so things were easy to access. Plenty of empty cupboard space in the kitchen. Possibly an extra remark about the steep staircase would be useful for older or less agile people. Parking was generally ok but we were told by a resident that his car had been damaged by other vehicles manoeuvering in the tight space available. The owners were really helpful and have done a great job of creating a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Mary4.7Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at Castlewood Cottage."

    It is in an excellent location both to town and the countryside and we had no problem parking. We really enjoyed strolling along the canal and the different markets in Skipton. The information folder in the house was a great help when planning our week and had loads of great suggestions for restaurants and attractions. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jessica4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage , comfortable, well presented but homely, excellent bathroom and very comfortable bedrooms ."

    Perfect location to Skipton and woods for walking dogs. Very safe outside space for dogs , thoughtful welcome pack . Steep walk up to cottage, challenging for some but good exercise!! Very enjoyable holiday throughout our stay and the dogs felt very at home .

    Hello Frances, Thank you for your feedback and glad you and your dogs had an enjoyable time. Also great that you liked the location of Castlewood cottage too. Hope to see you again sometime. Your feedback is much appreciated, thank you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Jul 2023

  • "Castlewood Cottage was ideal for us."

    There was ample space, and we all appreciated the tasteful interior decor. The beds were comfortable with towels and linen of good quality. There was plenty of hanging space and hangers. A lot of thought had been put into the finer detaills (not always found in holiday rentals) - hand soap by every sink, large toilet rolls, dishwasher tablets and laundry liquid were supplied. The welcome pack for the humans was a lovely touch, as was the Scooby Snacks doggy chocolate! The double bedroom window had views of the church and castle. For insomniacs, the closeness to the chimes of the church clock were a reminder I didn’t need. The weather was somewhat disappointing for our rare and important family reunion with the Aussies, but the comfort of the cottage and the genuinely warm welcome and great service we received in shops, restaurants, cafes and bars was outstanding. We highly recommend The Woolly Sheep pub and restaurant , Cock and Bottle, VSQ Gin & More Bar and Kibble Dog Friendly Coffee House in Skipton. The Fountaine Inn in Linton continues give great value for money and delish, hearty meals served by friendly staff. The Retreat Tearoom and Black Horse Hotel in Grassington and Wonky Cafe in Settle were also very good. Castle Woods behind the impressive medieval castle is ideal for dog walkers. A thoroughly enjoyable stay was had by all - thank you. We highly recommend Castlewood Cottage as a base for exploring the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

    Hi Liz, Thank you kindly for your feedback. We are glad you had a good time in Skipton and that you appreciated all the details in the cottage as we try to ensure we have everything we would want when on holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay at Castlewood cottage."

    Comfortable and very welcoming. Views are stunning, but it is on a steep hill. Lovely welcome basket for both humans and dog, lovely touch. Enjoyed the table football. Overall a really lovely stay and would definitely recommend.

    Hi Angela, Thank you for your review and we are glad you had a good stay at Castlewood cottage along with its amazing views. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Apr 2023

  • "We absolutely loved this cottage."

    The interior is warm and stylish and the views from the windows across the castle and surrounding countryside are fabulous. Gorgeous welcome basket. We also loved its central Skipton location. It really was a home away from home.

    Thank you so much. We really appreciate this feedback and are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucinda5.0Mar 2023

  • "Castlewood Cottage is perfect for a stay in lovely Skipton."

    A great home for family and friends to get together. So easy to manage. Comfy beds, lovely linen. Excellent decor. We found Stewart and Amy Brown so helpful when we needed a little guidance. They have put a lot of thought into planning the cottage. We loved it, our family and friends did too. So glad we found you. It is truly a Five Star accommodation.

    So glad you appreciate the style and the cottage's details. We chose to design the cottage in a way that we would want for our own holidays. Thank you for taking time to provide your review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "Fantastic location."

    Provides wonderful chill out space when you return from hiking in the Dales. Love the place.

    Great to hear you love the place. We do too. Thank you for your review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Sep 2022

  • "Very nice place."

    Great location. It was clean and had all the amenities needed. Thank you so much for a lovely stay

    You are very welcome. Pleased you were happy with all the amenities and that you had a good stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jon4.4Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property in excellent location."

    Had a slight issue with leaking kitchen sink pipe on arrival, this was quickly rectified after contacting owner. Nice touch with welcome wine/biscuits/popcorn on arrival. Would have welcomed a cleaning cloth/potwash brush/toilet bowel cleaner being left as had to purchase; just a small point but has always been appreciated at other holiday lets over the years. Would return/recommend property to others.

    I am glad you enjoyed staying at Castlewood. I am so sorry about the dishcloth as you should have been left a scourer and a cloth by the cleaners. We have recently changed cleaners and this had not been brought to light before so really appreciate this feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Aug 2022

  • "Parking was on a steep hill which took some getting used to."

    Otherwise we were very happy with the facilities, everything worked and was clean, the beds were very comfy and the location close to the town centre with walks by the canal and in woodland was excellent. Thank you! We really enjoyed our stay.

    Hi Marian, We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We endeavour to keep everything in good working order and we appreciate your positive feedback on the cottage and Skipton itself - we agree that Skipton woods are excellent. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Jun 2022

  • "The location of this property is excellent."

    The Castle, the woods, the canal, pubs & restaurants are all a short walk away. Bolton Abbey, Malham Cove, Brimham Rocks, Fewston Reservoir are a short drive away. The property is well decorated and well equipped. Parking is on road and we never had a problem parking directly outside the house. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here.

    Hi Lesley, We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your holiday here last year and appreciated all the area has to offer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fantastic location, clean and cosy property."

    Facilities and decor are excellent. Would highly recommend!

    Glad your first week was so good you booked again and had a great second week too. Thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely Property."

    Perfect location for town. The decor is amazing! Great facilities. Booked an additional week! Host very helpful and quick to respond to requests. Would highly recommend

    Thank you kindly for your review and glad you enjoyed your time here. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2022

  • "Super cottage in a great location within Skipton and for exploring further afield."

    Comfortable and beautifully decorated which makes Castlewood Cottage a wonderful base to come back to and relax. The only disappointment was having to leave.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely property in central location."

    Warm and inviting and well decorated throughout. Just a couple of things which are small and in no way meant to be picky: 1. the lounge rug has a permanent crease which made it easy to trip over, I tried to straighten it but it didn't work 2. the weekly planner\key ring holder in the kitchen dropped off; a better wall fixing is probably required Lastly, the house is on a very steep hill and if you are with elderly guests with walking difficulties might make it difficult.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Feb 2022

  • "A great place to stay - we’d love to come back."

    Particularly loved the funky style (great light shades on the landing) and the games room!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Dec 2021

  • "Excellent property in outstanding location Games room was a bonus."

    Really enjoyed our stay in your lovely accommodation.

    Reviewed by Gerard5.0Nov 2021

  • "Thank you so much for the stay at your beautiful house!"

    We were moving home ourselves (from Skipton, to Skipton) but our completion date had slipped and so being able to stay somewhere so comfortable, well equipped and beautifully designed was an absolute life-saver - thank you!!

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Nov 2021

  • "This is a perfect holiday home."

    We received a fabulous welcome pack which was appreciated. The cottage had everything we needed (and more) and was very clean. We had a call from the owner to check everything was ok which it was. Perfectly situated in a quiet street but very close to town. The only minor negative was there was no designated parking and it’s a narrow steep street. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Evie5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great base to explore Skipton area."

    Very close to shops/restaurants etc Spacious accommodation. Good height doors and rooms (one of our party being 6' 5"). Well equipped with crockery / glasses / cutlery etc. Although we didn't use the lower ground space, it would be great during wetter weather and for families. Loved the individual personality of this property with lovely design and quirky features.

    Reviewed by Marjorie4.7Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic location to explore both Skipton and the Dales"

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Sep 2021

  • "The house was in an ideal area for access to all amenities and a short drive to Harrogate and York and other tourist attractions."

    Only down side was the steep hill up to the property and the steep stairs in the house. Maybe worth mentioning it in the description to warn elderly customers, we started to find it a bit of a struggle and we’re in our 60’s. Younger people wouldn’t find it a problem. Please don’t take this as a criticism.

    Reviewed by Raymond4.7Aug 2021

  • "Beautifully appointed, clean cottage in a great location, close to the centre of Skipton but in a quiet spot."

    Skipton is a lovely, bustling market town with lots of pubs and restaurants and sits within some wonderful countryside with great walks, eg along the canal or into the Dales.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2021

  • "Amazing cottage with everything needed and the best welcome basket"

    Reviewed by Lance5.0Jul 2021

  • "Good cottage in a great location."

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great place and location."

    Really had a great time. Suitable for teens as well as plenty for them to do. Lovely walks too.

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.7Jun 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size bed, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be a super-king-size on request), 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Lower-ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Lower-ground-floor games room, utility room with WC.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric range cooker and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, woodburning stove tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi, football table, darts board
  • Basement utility room includes: tumble dryer, washing machine and additional fridge and freezer
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking available
  • Rear garden with lawned area with picnic bench
  • Bike storage which includes: rack for four bikes with storage for more and a hose for cleaning down bikes
  • Safe storage for 5 bikes in the lower downstairs room which is accessible directly by a door into the back garden, and further accessible by a shared passage way onto the street
  • Note: This property's changeover days are Monday's or Friday's, 2 night bookings will not be accepted
  • 2 well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Nearest shop: (a bakery and and an off-licence) 0.1miles
  • Nearest food shop: 0.3 miles
  • Nearest pub: 0.1 miles
  • Note: Three stone steps up to garden, please take caution.PLEASE BE AWARE: Although two well behaved pets are welcome at this property, pets are not permitted upstairs or on any of the furniture - additional cleaning may be charged if this is not adhered to

The property

Hidden at the heart of the bustling town of Skipton, is this idyllic mid-terrace dwelling, Castlewood Cottage which is perfect for avid walkers and cyclists.

Surrounded by the magnificent rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this three-storey holiday home provides the ultimate retreat to the countryside for families and friends alike.

Step inside this characterful abode and be greeted by a charming farmhouse kitchen boasting a plethora of appliances such as a striking Range cooker and a dishwasher, answering all of your self-catering needs.

Joining the space is an attractive dining area with quirky wallpaper, a cosy open fire and a wonderful space to entertain loved ones as you indulge in a fantastic family feast and exchange your most memorable moments from the holiday so far.

Continue the evening’s festivities in the warm and homely sitting room, watching flames flicker within the electric stove whilst snuggled up on the plush cream sofas.

Head downstairs to the lower ground floor and discover a handy cloakroom and utility room hosting a washing machine and a freezer and a cloakroom, as well as a games room where you can delight in a quick game of darts or challenge friends to a game of table football.

Escape the excitement with a long soak or a rejuvenating rise in the gorgeous first-floor bathroom, before whisking yourself away to one of the three sophisticated bedrooms.

The bedrooms are comprised of a fabulous double with calming neutral hues and pretty blue accents, a chic twin with earthy green tones that can be transformed into a super-king-size on request, and a quaint single with darling white furnishings, together offering ample sleeping space for a total of five guests.

Make the most of warmer weather as you lounge in the rear garden with a gripping novel, whilst sipping on a refreshing beverage of your choice.

A perfect morning suntrap, the rear garden offers a brilliant space to spend your mornings!

Uncover the very best that Yorkshire has to offer with days spent exploring your encompassing landscapes, whether it be on a thrilling hike to Gordale Scar, or a scenic cycle along Malham Tarn Estate.

Set on both the Tour de Yorkshire and Tour de France routes, and carefully equipped with storage facilities, Castlewood Cottage is wonderfully located for cyclists looking for their ideal break away in Yorkshire.

Admire the colourful narrow boats that line the Leeds and Liverpool Canal, running through the centre of Skipton, as you continue along the banks to the medieval fortress of Skipton Castle or step back in time at the Craven Museum & Gallery.

Travel through the countryside on a journey like never before with the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, or spend the afternoon at the Stepping Stones Bolton Abbey before crossing the River Wharfe to the 12th-century remains of Bolton Priory.

Wander along the Welly Walk Bolton Abbey to the Valley of Desolation and spot beautiful cascading waterfalls and the imposing Bolton Abbey Aqueduct.

Take a tour of the well-manicured lawns of Parcevall Hall Gardens and head underground to Stump Cross Caverns, or enjoy a fun-filled day out for the whole family at the Georgian House of Newby Hall and Gardens.

Ride thrilling rollercoaster at Lightwater Valley Theme Park or spot exotic wildlife at Tropical World, both just a pleasant drive away.

With all this to look forward to and so much more, it's little wonder that Castlewood Cottage is the perfect choice for your next adventure in the Yorkshire Dales.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Grassington 9 miles; Harrogate 20 miles.

Known as “The Gateway to the Dales”, Skipton is well placed for visiting all that the Dales has to offer, whilst York, the Lake District and the West Coast are also within easy motoring distance. This lovely market town has much to interest the enthusiastic visitor, boasting an ancient castle open to the public, a beautiful old parish church and a colourful market occupying the cobbled setts each side of the high street. In 2014, The Sunday Times named Skipton as Britain's "best place to live" and two years later placed it among the nine best towns in Yorkshire and the North-East. Steam railways with regular excursions are available at Embsay and Bolton Abbey, and the Leeds to Liverpool Canal passes through Skipton with the 1 mile long Foulridge Tunnel and the 5-rise locks at Bingley within a short travel. Golf, swimming, squash, tennis and snooker are all available locally and the excellent public transport means the car can be left at home!

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PLEASE BE AWARE: Although two well behaved pets are welcome at this property, pets are not permitted upstairs or on any of the furniture - additional cleaning may be charged if this is not adhered to.

Note: This property's changeover days are Monday's or Friday's, 2 night bookings will not be accepted.

Bookings must either start or end on a Monday or a Friday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas