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Acorn Cottage

(Ref. 1037180)

Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Loved our stay."

    The property is in a really convenient location but in a really quiet area. Once our car was parked up we didn’t need to use it as there is lots to do and visit on foot. Only a few minutes walk to the centre of Skipton. We have enjoyed a peaceful week exploring the local area and can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Feb 2024

  • "Absolutely fabulous stay - it made our Christmas (thanks for the tree/wreath and other festive decorations)."

    The cottage was incredibly clean and had such good facilities. It's also in a quiet area, but still just a 5min walk from the centre of Skipton. Loads of great places to eat and, if like us, you aren't travelling by car there's good train/bus services to other wonderful Yorkshire locations. We loved it so much, we're returning to Acorn Cottage in May with my sister and her husband, who are visiting from Australia. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Morag5.0Dec 2023

  • "Absolutely wonderful holiday cottage could not fault a thing, really is a home from home."

    Could not recommend enough.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Dec 2023

  • "Great location."

    Very clean and tidy. Bathrooms great. Only snag was that I'm 6ft 2in and bed didn't fit but apart from that it was great.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.1Nov 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable, clean cottage close to all amenities."

    Reviewed by Eunice5.0Nov 2023

  • "Superb, clean, well maintained property."

    Every need was catered for, even down to the supply of two umbrellas for use during wet weather, of which there was certainly plenty during our stay. We would certainly stay here again.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautifully clean cottage!"

    It was good to have the two bathrooms as we shared with another couple. The kitchen was very well equipped and it wa stood to have a little outside space. The cottage was very quiet at night as there was no passing traffic yet it was only a short walk in to town. The host left a lovely welcome pack and had tried to think of everything we might need cleaning wise.

    Reviewed by Christine4.4Aug 2023

  • "This is our 3rd visit to this cottage and it is ideal for our needs , including our dog."

    Skipton is a great base for walking in the area. We love walking in the Dale's and return at least one a year.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage."

    Great location and parking easy. Two lovely long sofas! Very clean. Lovely welcome basket for humans and dog! Kitchen spacious, only problem was that microwave was in an awkward position. High up and hard to reach over counter! Bedrooms great and bonus of two bathrooms. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Justine4.7Jul 2023

  • "Very well presented terraced property."

    Bedrooms very clean with good en suite facilities. Kitchen well fitted out suitable for eating in if required.

    Reviewed by Harold5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely comfortable stay at Acorn Cottage."

    Everything was provided including a very generous welcome basket. Having two bathrooms in this cottage was one of the reasons we chose it. Everything was exceptionally clean and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to others. Lovely short walk into Skipton, which has lots of individual shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. Many thanks to the owners and cleaners.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really good stay."

    Very spacious, clean and a lovely welcome pack. Really good recommendations for a variety of activities/eats in the area. Would stay again, perfect for the dog!!!

    Reviewed by John5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage very close to lots of restaurants, takeaways and shops in the centre of Skipton."

    Accommodation very clean, warm and the owner had provided a welcome basket which we really appreciated. Enjoyed some great days out in the surrounding Yorkshire Dales; the Bronte Parsonage at Haworth and the James Herriott Museum at Thirsk are both well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Bethan Evie5.0Apr 2023

  • "The house was lovely we met the lady who looks after the house when she came round when we had a little problem she was really helpful."

    It is about a 3 minute walk into town. We will most probably stay again.

    Reviewed by Phyllis5.0Mar 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Acorn cottage."

    Hats off to the cleaners as cottage was exceptionally clean on arrival. Cosy with everything provided that may be needed plus walking distance to good selection of shops and restaurants. Some good walks from door.

    Reviewed by David4.7Feb 2023

  • "Had a wonderful stay, will definitely go back, very convenient for the town centre"

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage exceptionally clean and well equipped throughout, the only ..."

    Fantastic cottage exceptionally clean and well equipped throughout, the only problem was the log burner the logs that were available were far to big so we had to buy smaller ones that fitted in otherwise we had a great 4 days definitely worth another visit

    Reviewed by Pauline4.4Jan 2023

  • "We found this property excellent, couldn't fault it."

    Two couples had plenty of room, bedrooms very comfortable and ensuite were perfect. Not far to walk into Skipton. Would definitely return and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2022

  • "Acorn cottage was the best place we have stayed for years."

    It was clean comfy and home from home. If you want to stay in Skipton this is the place . A credit to the owners and cleaners.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2022

  • "Wonderful stay."

    Acorn Cottage was spotless, the welcome pack for us and for our dog Tilly was a lovely touch. Facilities/equipment fantastic, everything we could need for our stay. Boot room excellent idea too, we were able to clean our muddy walking boots and then use the shoe drier so they were ready for the next walk! Service excellent from the lady who manages the property, had the minor problem with the light in the en-suite resolved really quickly and kept us up to date throughout. So thank you to her too (sorry, signal is want great when we spoke, so couldn’t hear her name properly) Short walk into town, really quiet road too. Parking is first come, first served but we had no problems at all in getting to park outside the property. Will definitely stay here again in the future.

    Reviewed by Sameer5.0Oct 2022

  • "Really enjoyed our stay house was perfect home from home The only issue was not ..."

    Really enjoyed our stay house was perfect home from home The only issue was not being able to have access until 5pm otherwise no problems would recommend this cottage

    Thank you for your feedback. We are so glad that you had a good time. We put in place that later check-in to allow more time for cleaning, and then for the house to air out, during Covid. However, you are right, now that things are back to normal we will go back to a 3:30pm check in. If you are ever back up around Skipton, we hope you will consider staying again. Sinead & Liam Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheena5.0Sep 2022

  • "Already completed questionnaire and guest book - cottage was wonderful"

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2022

  • "A delightful cottage in Skipton, ideally located with everything having been thought of and wonderful facilities throughout."

    Properly dog friendly and super clean. We really enjoyed our stay and hope to be back.

    Reviewed by Stephanie4.7Aug 2022

  • "Out standing property a,very comfy and a home from home stay ."

    Every thing you needed ithe reason we didn’t give full marks there’s no toilet down stairs. Short walk down to the town centre were there’s lots of lovely little cafes ..and shops . Frankie the cairn terrier enjoyed his walk through the woods as usual and his swim

    Reviewed by Harry4.7Aug 2022

  • "We have stayed at Acorn before."

    It is comfortable and an ideal location for a walking holiday.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "Exellent cottage every thing thought of and the dog agreed"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excelllent cottage situated within a couple of minutes stroll to the centre of Skipton!"

    The cottage was presented to an excellent standard with everything that is required both for yourselves and your dog. A lovely basket of essentials including stamped postcards for you to send to friends/family was provided on arrival including the necessaries for your pooch! The information board was excellent and we completed most of the suggestions. We loved the decor and the fact it was so lovely to come back to after a day out. If this is the normal standard of accommodation that Sykes provide we thoroughly recommend them as agents. Thankyou to the owners of Acorn cottage for such a lovely stay!!

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2022

  • "An absolutely delightful cottage."

    So clean and very well appointed. Perfect location for the town centre and travelling around the dales. We have recommended it to friends.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Jun 2022

  • "From the moment we walked in we knew we were going have a wonderful two week stay."

    It was spotlessly clean and the welcome pack with milk in the fridge was wonderful after a long time on the road. The cleaner really cares about the property and you can tell it’s well looked after and loved . We were able to park in the road easily and there was a lovely doggy welcome aswell. The back yard was little sun trap in the afternoon and people around were so friendly and welcoming . The cottage was beautifully and tastefully decorated and designed with fridge freezer, washing machine and tumble drier , microwave ,Alexa , dishwasher and a fabulous monsoon shower ! The kitchen diner was bright and airy and very well equipped and the information pack and board were really informative and useful. Everything had been thought of to make the cottage special . It was in a great location ( 5 minutes ) for walking into town either down a slope or the easy steps . There were great dog walking opportunities though the wood, the paddock and Wilderness all within a few minutes and going down the slope took you close to the canal for more walks . It was a also a great location for travelling to different places Grassington, Settle, Ilkley, Harrogate, Gargrave , the Yorkshire Peaks, Malham. We loved walking along the canal and really liked Skipton and the market . It was a wonderful place to stay at Acorn Cottage and we were sad to leave but look forward to staying again.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0May 2022

  • "This was a fantastic cottage."

    It was clean and comfortable and every box was ticked for facilities and location. We would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Cottage was lovely beautifully decorated and had everything you could need."

    Nice welcome pack after long journey and toiletries too. Great location too close to town and many local attractions. Would highly recommend them .

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Feb 2022

  • "So thoughtfully done - everything was there"

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Jan 2022

  • "A fantastic holiday home it has everything you could need"

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Jan 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage"

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Dec 2021

  • "Well equipped, clean, handy for town."

    Nice welcome pack. Only criticism is with Sykes who imply in their ad that there is a woodburning stove and fuel is provided whereas only fuel provided for one night. Otherwise every thing else was as stated and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Chris4.7Nov 2021

  • "Very happy with the cottage and the proximity to the town centre."

    Spotlessly clean and very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2021

  • "Acorn Cottage was a lovely place to stay with everything you need!"

    ! The location of the Cottage was great for Skipton and getting out and about the local area!! We would definitely recommend Acorn Cottage and would rebook without hesitation if and when we return to the area!!

    Reviewed by Craig3.8Oct 2021

  • "Ideal property located close to all amenities."

    Nice little extras which enhanced our stay, like the information pack/board and the welcome baskets. Clean and comfortable place to stay, can’t really fault it.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2021

  • "The location of the cottage was excellent so close to town."

    The cottage was well equipped and two double bedrooms both with en-suite was a nice touch. The showers were very good. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage everything you need, great location,"

    Reviewed by Amanda4.7Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in an excellent location Very clean and lovely welcome pack ."

    Comfortable beds and the bonus of 2 en-suite bathrooms was really good . Lovely sunny outside space to enjoy a coffee or glass of wine A lamp in the lounge would be very helpful apart from that it was perfect

    Reviewed by Bev5.0Sep 2021

  • "Had a lovely week, cottage is spotless and very comfortable."

    First time in this area and was not disappointed - lovely area, great walks and plenty of choice to eat and drink . I would advise to book places to eat , particularly at weekends or you may be left disappointed and hungry as they can be very busy. Will definitely visit this cottage again .

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay. We agree that booking ahead for restaurants is often necessary. We have now added a list of our favourite "Restaurants and Pubs" on our website ( under "Things to Do". We would look forward to welcoming you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2021

  • "Excellent, well equipped cottage,tastfully furnished."

    Outdoor seating area allowed us to sit out in the great weather.Very impressed

    Reviewed by Henry5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely surprise with the welcome pack that we received, really nice touch."

    Home away from home, very comfortable beds, with lovely high quality linen and towels. Situated in an Interesting and convenient area within walking distance to all shops, restaurants and walks. The suggestion board worked really well for us - we loved the fact that the cottage had loads of info on walks and things to do in the area. Can not wait for our next visit!!!

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a brilliant stay at Acorn Cottage which was immaculate."

    It was spotlessly clean and equipped with everything we needed and more. The location was perfect, just a two minute walk to the nearest shops, pubs and restaurants in Skipton. The on street parking was convenient, with space to park at any time of the day or night. We would definitely return to Acorn Cottage in the future.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage has been beautifully renovated and is very well equipped and comfortable."

    It is only 5 minutes walk from the town centre, where there are many pubs, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. The countryside around is spectacular.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2021

  • "Great location for walking into Skipton, 5 minutes away."

    Extremely well equipped with nice welcome touches.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Jun 2021

  • "Acorn cottage was just as described on the website , with spotless contemporary interior."

    It was very well equipped. They had left a basket with various goodies in which was very much appreciated so no rushing out for bread ,milk ,or butter and jam. It only takes about five minutes to walk into the town but it is on a hill and then you have to go down steps so not suitable if walking is a problem. It is in a good location for visiting the local area, Grassington is worth a visit and Burnsall is lovely to take children for a picnic by the river as they can play in the river.

    Reviewed by Adrienne5.0Jun 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double with Jack-and-Jill shower room
  • Shower room with walk-in basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with wood-burning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Nespresso coffee machine, plate warmer, Smart TVs, Alexa Echo with Amazon unlimited music, WiFi
  • Gas and power inc in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stair-gate available
  • On-road parking on a first-come, first-served basis
  • Front patio and enclosed rear garden with patio and furniture
  • Boot room with dog dryer, portable dog/bike shower, boot dryer/warmer
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles

The property

Resting in the market town of Skipton, on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, is this mid-terrace cottage, Acorn Cottage.

Set over two floors and sleeping up to four guests, Acorn Cottage is a well decorated and well-located setting for your next North Yorkshire adventure, within easy reach of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Harrogate.

A sought-after on-road parking spot greets you on arrival, along with a neat patio out front as you step into the cottage, where there is room for shoes and coats before turning right into the sitting room where there is a warming woodburning fire, two snug sofas and a TV for your entertainment.

Moving through the house, there is a well-equipped kitchen/diner, with all the handy whitegoods included and table seating for up to six people to toast to a wonderful holiday.

Climbing the staircase to the first floor there is a shower room which is connected via a Jack-and-Jill door to one of the double bedrooms, which has a TV and ample storage space to unpack your belongings, there is also a second double bedroom with a TV and an en-suite shower room where you can get freshly prepared for the day ahead.

You can enter to the rear patio from the kitchen to find some garden furniture, making it the perfect spot to enjoy some al fresco dining.

There is also an external shed / Boot Room, which is perfect for muddy dogs, boots or bikes, complete with a belfast sink, electric boot dryer / warmer, electric dog dryer and a portable dog / bike shower.

Skipton will leave you spoilt for choice with the opportunity to take a boat ride along the Leeds Liverpool Canal, or explore a wealth of shops, restaurants, pubs and bars, as well as the grand Skipton Castle and impressive Skipton market.

A short, scenic drive will bring you to the breath-taking Yorkshire Dales which is home to two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty; Nidderdale and the Forest of Bowland, making it the perfect place for a picturesque walk, climb or cycle.

Further afield is the bustling spa town of Harrogate where there are an abundance of historic buildings, museums, family attractions and gardens.

For a fantastic trip to North Yorkshire, choose Acorn Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas