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Shiers Farmhouse

Cracoe near Grassington, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 982540)


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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "For directions to the cottage it would be useful to say look for the wooden sign board for Beckside and Shiers farmhouse is just before Beckside as the metal gate is not clearly visible when wide open."

    Reviewed by NancyApr 2022

  • "It was a beautiful homely cottage with so much to do nearby we were spoilt for choice"

    Thank you for your positive feedback, I hope you'll stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CatherineMar 2022

  • "Beautiful property in a great location."

    Really great facilities, and so much space. Perfect for all of our needs. Owner and caretaker were very helpful. Caretaker came out at night to make sure we had batteries for the torches in case we had a power cut during the storm. Would highly recommend to all!

    Reviewed by StephenFeb 2022

  • "Spent a delightful Christmas 2021 at this lovely property- great location - rural but not so remote that you can’t walk to a pub or shop."

    Can recommend the Devonshire Arms in the village - food fantastic. Property itself was clean, spacious, well equipped and toasty warm and cosy. Easily managed our family of 5 adults. Bird life is amazing. 10 minutes to Skipton and Grassington. Overall a great stay.

    Thank you for your positive feedback, I am so pleased you and your family enjoyed Christmas at Shiers Farmhouse Property Owner

    Reviewed by TeresaDec 2021

  • "The only thing wrong with our holiday was that it wasnt long enough."

    Reviewed by MaryDec 2021

  • "Wardrobe space would be a useful addition."

    Cooker needs attention, grill didn’t work. Heating timings in the lounge could do with being reviewed. However the heating did come back on quickly when the thermostat was adjusted.

    Dear Mr Jones Thank you for your feedback, which is much appreciated; I always try to respond to my guests feedback. Please can you be more specific about the attention the cooker needs. I have adjusted the thermostat as requested. Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by KelvinNov 2021

  • "Lovely light filled farmhouse, spacious and great outdoor area."

    Only downside is the beds are really soft and a bit of an acquired taste! High spec fixtures and fittings but the kitchen and downstairs bathroom could do with a deep clean.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2021

  • "Extremwley clean bathrooms ,towels and bed sheets."

    Bed matresses very soft and uncomfortable. Overall great cottage size. Enjoyed

    Reviewed by NadiaJul 2021

  • "While everything else was very satisfactory, would just have liked to have the WiFi available in more rooms throughout the property."

    Reviewed by GaryJun 2021

  • "We loved the holiday but do feel we should have been offered a full refund when we had to cancel last year (2020) rather than just having the booking transferred to this year."

    Reviewed by AllenJun 2021

  • "Some areas of the kitchen we not properly cleaned, for example the cooker hood was covered in a layer of grease and there were numerous cobwebs here and there."

    The high chair needed a good scrub as well for the baby. What was most unfortunate was there were workmen right outside the property as we arrived, digging holes and putting in a new water pipe. This went on all week, so we had noise and problems getting in and out and parking our cars. We appreciated that this was unexpected by the owner, but in hindsight, had we known, we would certainly not have booked this cottage. Although some areas of the cottage and rear garden were nice, we all agreed that we wouldn't return for another stay, despite the workmen.

    Reviewed by AlanApr 2021

  • "I loved the peace and stillness of this old stone cottage, with its thick walls keeping out anxieties about the Co-Vid."

    The peace and quiet of the location was a joy. Also loved the quirky old furniture. I do think however, that potential visitors should be aware that as the cottage is very old, they may find some things difficult - the main one for us was the heating. It took us quite a while to work out how to keep the cottage as warm as we would like. NB the caretaker was very helpful in this regard as was the owner who remotely organised a heating engineer the same day we mentioned a problem. It's not that it doesn't work, more that with the walls being so thick and there being two different heating systems, it took some getting used to. A further point is that the stairs are a little uneven which is again due to the building's age, but could be a problem if visitors had mobility problems. Overall, I would describe this as a home full of charm and peaceful atmosphere.

    Reviewed by AbigailOct 2020

  • "The written directions to get to the property will benefit from a review; and suggest "at left had bend, heading towards Grassington; on leaving Cracoe, turn right onto single track lane."

    Where lane bends slight right, turn left towards farm and seasonal campsite. Shiers farm house is up a short shared drive, on the right before the farm gate.

    Reviewed by JanSep 2020

  • "In light of covid and the extra time needed to clean the cottage I would have expected the cottage to be spotless, but it was not."

    I had to clean the fridge freezer and the kitchen table. There was food and crumbs found down side of the sofa, this was found as we cleaned the cottage before we left. The cottage is a lovely and in a great location but spoilt by poor cleanliness and old and well used equipment , such as cups, serving dishes and cooking trays.

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2020

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Very comfortable and clean. Would definitely return and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by PhilippaJul 2020

  • "Lovely house with great facilities and in a wonderful position for walking."

    Reviewed by TobitDec 2019

  • "Spotless cottage, we had a lovely stay."

    Reviewed by ChantelleDec 2019

  • "We encountered some issues with the heating."

    We managed to have the radiators working but couldn’t regulate the upstairs bathroom to a comfortable temperature and we were unable to operate the underfloor heating in the kitchen. Everything else was very fine once we had worked out the best place to park! We so appreciated the milk etc that was supplied.

    Reviewed by JanAug 2019

  • "Tv was smart TV."

    During stay WIFI went down for 12hours.This left us without TV

    Reviewed by MikeJul 2019

  • "Photo is a bit misleading as the hedge had not been cut so access to the lawn area was restricted."

    However the patio was fine for sitting out. Awkward to get onto the internet (we had to seek help from the owner and caretaker) and to tune in the TV. Otherwise the cottage was comfortable and well-equipped and we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2019

  • "Shiers Farmhouse was absolutely stunning."

    Furnished and equipped to a really high standard with a lovely garden. Great base for seeing the surrounding areas of Grassington, Linton, Kilnsey, Burnsall & Appletreewick.

    Reviewed by LeeMay 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove and Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Network TV via WI-FI, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking and turning for 2 cars
  • Lawned rear garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Please note: property is situated in a rural and quiet area, so guests are asked to be respectful to all neighbouring properties
  • Shop, pub and cafe 10 mins walk
  • Please note: no stag/hen parties or anything similar

The property

This wonderfully presented cottage rests in the village of Cracoe, North Yorkshire, a remote location between Skipton and Grassington, and just a 10-minute walk from the local pub.

Perfect for families, Shiers Farmhouse is a stone-built retreat, a homely place to enjoy a comfortable break away, with the accommodation providing two floors of excellence.

The interior comprises a collection of rooms commencing with a country-style kitchen, where tiled flooring continues through to a charming dining area.

Settle down for dinner with your loved ones, then enjoy the sitting room which offers a relaxing place to unwind; warmly decorated with stylish sofas, books, and a woodburning stove which contributes to the cosy ambience.

A contemporary wet room type shower suite is also located on the ground floor, whilst the beautiful family bathroom is situated on the upper level.

Three bedrooms each reflect their own personality, presented in a variety of formations, with somewhere for the whole family to pick and choose.

Views of the garden, bedside tables, exposed beams, and period features furnishings all compliment the interior and its characterful appeal.

The large, lawned garden is ideal for alfresco dining or you may wish to enjoy a morning coffee outside before venturing out for the day.

The village lies on the Way of the Roses, a coast-to-coast cycling route which opened in 2010 running between the seaside resort of Morecambe on the Irish Sea and Bridlington in East Yorkshire.

A ten minute drive away in the village of Hetton is the award-winning Angel Inn pub.

In nearby Grassington tourists can visit the Folk Museum which is housed in two miner’s cottages and features many exhibits and artefacts on village life through the ages.

For those looking for a varied shopping experience take a journey to Skipton, which boasts an award winning high street, castle and a fantastic open air market.

A destination you will want to return to year after year.

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About the location


Grassington 6 miles.

Cracoe is an idyllic hamlet situated approximately five miles north of the market town of Skipton and around six miles south-west of Grassington. The village lies on the Way of the Roses, a coast-to-coast cycling route which opened in 2010 running between the seaside resort of Morecambe on the Irish Sea and Bridlington in East Yorkshire. Between Cracoe and Burnsall rests the Cracoe Reef Knolls, a collection of low lying limestone hills which contains the remnants of a pre-historic ocean that once covered the land. In nearby Grassington tourists can visit the Folk Museum which is housed in two miner’s cottages and features many exhibits and artefacts on village life through the ages. There are also regular events and gatherings in the town, including a festival running during the three Saturdays leading up to Christmas and a 1940s-themed weekend. A village festival including concerts, dances, theatre and comedy takes place for two weeks each June. Grassington is also home to crafts shops and places selling outdoor equipment, however for those looking for a more varied shopping experience take a journey to Skipton, which features a large high street with well-known stores and a much-loved market.

Region Information

Please note: Roadworks on the main B6265 through Cracoe from February for approximately six or seven months.

Please note: no stag/hen parties or anything similar.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

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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