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Bob's Cottage

(Ref. 1102043)

Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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10 Customer Reviews

  • "The property is a nice little place, very convenient for Skipton, the canal walks and shops at your fingertips, and easy access to other areas of Yorkshire."

    Nicely laid out, with the added bonus of a small utility/boot room at the back and downstairs toilet. But it could do with a bit of a deep clean. The bathroom especially was very dusty, with a large amount of dust collected on the tiles, nothing a quick hoover round wouldn't fix. I took photos of the dust, so I'm happy to share with the owners if needed. The property could also benefit from some general maintenance and decorating freshening up. In the bedrooms, storage is very minimal, with the small rail in the second double bedroom at the rear hanging off the wall. During our stay it wasn't suitable or safe enough to hang any clothing on and there wasn't any other space to hang clothes so my son had to pretty much live out of a suitcase for the duration of our stay. The smallest single room has no hanging storage at all, and no real usable drawer space, the drawers were only small enough for underwear. There wasn't even a hook on the back of the door, which the other bedrooms had. Even this would have been better than nothing. Some hooks on the wall at the end of the bed, or a rail would be suitable for this smaller room. Also in this room, the bulb had gone in the lamp and we couldn't find any spare ones in the house. I feel like this should have been checked and changed before we arrived, so we couldn't use it during our stay. The hanging rail in the main bedroom had to be shared between all of us, which wasn't ideal for privacy of the guest staying in the large main bedroom. I would also suggest that bigger bath towels are provided as they weren't big enough to go around even the smallest person in our group. Or take your own! The shower could do with moving as it's positioned to the right-hand side of the bath, next to the shower screen, which leaks water onto the floor! The shower isn't easy to use with its positioning. In the kitchen, the integrated fridge was not working, and having to collect fridge items from the stand-alone fridge in the utility area was a bit of a pain. Not sure how long the fridge has been broken for, but long enough for the owners to have typed up a note and put it in the information folder. Parking wasn't a problem for us, it's a very steep hill so make sure your car handbrake is working! One other thing, while we were in during the day, someone arrived to do some work on we assume the step at the rear of the property. We weren't advised that this was happening, and while I was in the kitchen, this man suddenly appeared in the garden/courtyard, filling up a bucket from the outside tap! Whilst this wasn't so much of a problem, if we'd have been sat outside in the courtyard, this could have been very inconvenient. I understand that maintenance needs to be carried out and whilst he didn't enter the actual property, it was a bit of a shock to see a random man out the back. Otherwise, everything else made for a lovely stay.

    Here is a recent update, This traditional Victorian property now benefits from an award winning housekeeping team. The decoration and maintenance throughout the property is to a good standard. All of the bedrooms have sufficient hanging rails and storage, including drawer space. All lamps and light fittings are fitted with light bulbs. The bath towels that are provided are purchased to a Bath Towel specification, and may vary in size according to where they were purchased. As owners of the property we have used the shower on numerous occasions, and have found it easy to use and not leak. Just to clarify the hill the property is on , is five houses up from the town center, which is usually less than a two minute walk, being very convenient for all that Skipton has to offer visitors. We have guests who return to the property and enjoy their stay at Bob's Cottage. We look forward to welcoming both our new and returning guests. Best wishes Cathy and Jim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen3.4May 2024

  • "Great location about 5 minutes walk to High St."

    Parking was a bit of a problem due to non residents parking on road during the day. Both dustbins were full when we arrived so appeared previous occupants had not put them out to be emptied by the refuse collectors. Looks to have been recently refurbished and decorated. Bonus also of a downstairs toilet.

    Reviewed by Glyn4.1Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely time at Bob's cottages only fault was the Ben needed a good ..."

    We had a lovely time at Bob's cottages only fault was the Ben needed a good clean we didn't use it at alkali the microwave oven inside needed cleaning we would certainly book Bob's cottage again Dorothy Lee

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.7Sep 2023

  • "It was a great cottage clean fresh."

    Everything you need.i would stay again. Put had issues with the shower had to put towels on the floor to stop the water. Because the shower water would hit the wall should be in the middle. And only used oven twice because it always set the smoke alarms off even with the doors open. The bins were full couldn't put rubbish out.and the wife fell back his uneven and needs fixing. Put its a lovely place.and would recommend it.

    Reviewed by James4.4Aug 2023

  • "Lovely Little Cottage , But Inside is Big Rooms has shock me , Easily Car park at very deep steep hill , also it very nearer to Town, Nice Pubs , Shops, Market on road is brilliant Mon, We’d and Fri."

    Sleep well and Gorgeous Weather while we stay at Skipton , Very Happy and Peaceful Stay, It is Worthy

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Aug 2023

  • "A clean comfotable house with everything we needed for a pleasant stay."

    Reasonably priced. Its just off the main shopping area and behind a nightclub and may be noisy on weekends. We stayed Monday to Friday and there was no noise. Outside Parking is on a first come basis but we had no problems with parking. It's near the canal which was a nice walk with the dog. It's a good touring base for Yorkshire

    Reviewed by Margaret Ann4.1Jul 2023

  • "The outside area was not clean, and is need of some maintenance (gate rickety) and with a little bit of attention could be a pleasant area."

    Although the property was clean overall, it just needed more attention to detail, including door and window recesses, the downstairs toilet was dusty and the cistern kept sticking. The vacuum cleaner is not fit for purpose, not powerful enough and the unit quickly got hot. Finally the bath towels are possibly the smallest we have ever seen. The location is great with easy access to the town, pubs, restaurants, and railway station.

    Reviewed by Rob3.8Jul 2023

  • "A beautifully presented cottage, which was spotlessly clean and tidy."

    Lots of pros eg very comfy beds, short walk to town, well stocked kitchen, good shower and cloakroom Cons, No drawers or wardrobes in any bedrooms only hanging rails, noise from the nightclub on the main street with windows open, extra warm duvet provided in a very hot summer.

    Thank you for your comments Alison. We agree one of the cottages advantages is it being central and at the heart of Skipton. Our housekeeping team set themselves high standards. We do hope you visit Bob's cottage again. regards Cathy and Jim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison4.4Jul 2022

  • "The property was immaculate and a pleasure to stay in, however there were a couple of issues, 1."

    The cutlery was unsuitable and needs replacing with stainless steel as unable to clean around the plastic handles. 2.The toilet seat in the bathroom is loose and ill fitting . The outside yard could do with brightening up. But overall it was a delightful stay.

    hello Caroline Thank you for your feedback. It is lovely to hear you very much enjoyed your stay at Bob's cottage and that the property overall met your standards. House keeping will sort out any issues with the toilet seat, you pointed out, sorry about that, however it should be resolved very soon. The yard is undergoing a few enhancements, which we hope you would approve of should you stay at the cottage again. best wishes Cathy and Jim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carroline5.0Jul 2022

  • "A really convenient position for the town (most things just a short walk away)."

    Cottage had everything we needed and was clean and well presented. Skipton itself was a delight with independent shops and friendly people. Our only very minor niggle was not knowing how we should leave the property as this wasn't in the instruction folder. We stripped beds and left linen and towels on the floor.

    Thank you Philip for taking the time to comment. Yes Skipton is indeed a friendly town. We are lucky with our housekeeping team, they look after the cottage really well. And your comment regarding the bed linen and towels is duly noted. Hopefully you will visit Bob's Cottage again in the future. Best regards Cathy and Jim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Jul 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, chest freezer, washer/dryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi with fast fibre
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking on a first come, first served basis
  • Enclosed rear courtyard with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 miles.

The property

Settled in the Yorkshire Dales in the town of Skipton, rests this pleasant mid-terrace, Bob's Cottage.

Enjoying a central location with easy access to amenities and attractions, this stone-fronted cottage is idyllic for both families and friends.

Arriving at your holiday home, discover the sitting room, where you can unwind on the sofa as the Smart TV plays your favourite shows.

Stepping through the property, locate the spacious kitchen/diner, hosting an electric oven and hob to prepare heart-warming meals, which can be enjoyed together at the dining table.

Carry the conversation outside onto the rear courtyard and why not uncork a bottle of wine to savour a glass on the furniture?

As day draws to night, head back inside and venture upstairs to find the family bathroom, with a bath to relax your muscles and an overhead shower to freshen up.

When you're ready to rest your head, take your pick between two doubles and a single bedroom, where you can curl up with a hot chocolate and escape into a book.

Awaken with a home-cooked breakfast at the dining table, as coffee is poured, and plans are made for the day ahead.

A short stroll will lead you into the bustling centre of Skipton; here you can tour the medieval castle, stroll along Springs Canal and sample delicious eateries when you fancy a break from cooking.

Lace up your walking boots to explore sweeping moorlands or venture into the market town of Grassington, home to quirky shops and Grassington Folk Museum to learn about rural life.

Visit the heart of Yorkshire with a trip to the town of Harrogate, where you can relish a traditional afternoon tea at Bettys Café Tea Rooms, explore The Stray gardens to soak in the 1700’s or put yourself to the test at Parthian Climbing Harrogate.

All this and more awaits at the charming Bob's Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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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 note: This property only accepts a minimum stay of 3 nights.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas