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Canal View

(Ref. 1068225)

Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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16 Customer Reviews

  • "We’ve been coming to Canal View for over 10 years and I think that says it all!"

    A very comfortable cottage to stay in and so near to Skipton town and surrounding countryside, it’s just by the canal so it’s really fun watching the barges go past. Can’t wait to go back and stay again!

    Great to hear you still enjoy Canal View as much after 10 years! Look forward to welcoming you back Pauline and thanks for your review Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Apr 2024

  • "We thought Canal View was an excellent location and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    We didn't need to drive anywhere after our arrival. We hope to return in the future.

    Thanks for your kind review of Canal View Anton and you're welcome back anytime Thanks Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anton5.0Jul 2023

  • "The property needs a good clean,and updating,we have stayed in this property last year,but when we stayed in it in April of this year,we had quiet a big problem,that ruined our holiday and ended up coming home early."

    Reviewed by Dorothy1.9Apr 2023

  • "Andy the owner, was very attentive."

    He phoned us the day before our holiday, and said to call him for anything we needed. We have stayed in several areas of Yorkshire, and found Skipton to be a perfect location. Being right on the canal was heaven for gongoozlers like us. Plenty of places to eat and things to do, without needing to travel far. We will be back.

    Thanks Karen, so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back some time in the future. Thanks Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Oct 2022

  • "Good value property in an excellent location!"

    Brighter reading lights would be an improvement. The 'back garden' area between the cottage and the canal seems really wasted but maybe this is beyond the owner's control.

    Thanks for your feedback Mark and yes the land doesn't belong to our cottage. Take on board your comment regarding reading light thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark3.8Sep 2022

  • "Great location."

    Parking was easier than expected but there seemed to be a large area at the rear of the property which would have been nice if it was accessible. We had a problem with the bathroom taps in that they opened in different directions and we kept getting it wrong and as the water pressure is very good it kept pouring over the front of the basin! As mentioned in the visitors book, it would be good to get the ariel fixed in the main bedroom and put a TV in there. We had a problem with the beds as we are used to a firm mattress and these were soft and at our age, caused back problems. They may be fine for others. All in all we had a very enjoyable stay and loved Skipton.

    Thanks for your feedback Manton and glad you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Manton3.8Aug 2022

  • "Well equipped with new looking pots pans cutlery and crockery ,partic liked the potmerion crockery."

    Thanks for your feedback Paul and glad you enjoyed your stay at Canal View Thanks Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Jul 2022

  • "Had a lovely week at canal view."

    Couldn’t ask for better location

    So glad you enjoyed your time in the cottage Vaughan Many thanks for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vaughan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Loved every minute of us being in the cottage,close to shops restaurants,pubs,town centre,Only a couple of negatives,needs more,utensils,and pans,was only one pan,and could do with information about what’s in the cottage,( hoover,how appliances work etc ) ,but overall loved it."

    Was go again and WOULD RECOMMEND.

    Many thanks for your comments Dorothy and taken on board points raised, glad you enjoyed the area Thanks again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dorothy4.7Jun 2022

  • "Great place to rent very central, short walk down tow path to shops, restaurants and pubs."

    Great view of the canal. Had pretty much all the main things needed. More information on recycling would be helpful but otherwise everything straight forward. Would potential stay again and would recommend to others.

    Many thanks for your kind feedback Andrew, glad you enjoyed your stay and time in Skipton Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage Lovely location short walk along the canal path to Skipton town with all it's independent shops bars and restaurants."

    Stayed Monday-Friday and had a great experience, master bedroom very large and views of the canal boats passing by fantastic someone mentioned the decor but the vicinity outweighs there dislike will definitely return and certainly recommend. Skipton Castle woods is a lovely walk and afternoon tea on the canal boat was lovely but book in advance as very popular.

    Thank you Susan for taking the time to give your feedback and so glad you enjoyed your stay at Canal View, look forward to welcoming you back anytime Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2022

  • "A comfortable cottage, ideally situated only a few minutes' walk from the centre of Skipton, with excellent views over the canal."

    Thank you for your kind comments Robert and so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay in the cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had such a lovely week at The cottage."

    It’s comfortable and there’s plenty of space. would stay here again. It’s in a GREAT location. Lovely views. I really enjoyed the stay. But When I first looked at the photos I took it off my list. The master bedroom decor is…I’m sorry. I’ve never been so honest about Things but really. It’s hideous! I didn’t want to stay there but circumstances changed and I had to be in Skipton and this was the only available place for my dates. I had no choice!! I can see why they don't decorate…because it’s always full. Why would they close up when they have bookings? And. Why is no one mentioning how bad the bedroom decor is?? I have told lots of friends snd family about it but it’s always been with a side note….lovely place. Great location. But wait till you see the bedroom! I would like to stay here again but I’d love it if I didn’t have to look at that bedroom decor…go neutral!

    Thanks for your feedback and we are glad that you found the property comfy and spacious and in a great location. I can confirm the main bedroom wallpaper is good quality and in good condition. We appreciate decor is subjective but the pictures on the advert are an accurate reflection so that guests can make an informed decision at the time of booking as to whether a property decor suits them. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda3.8Mar 2022

  • "Immaculate."

    Everything we needed and more. Overlooking the canal with its ducks and feisty swans (spring is in the air and the senior swan was chasing off the juveniles). Easy access to town centre, canal walks. morrisons and Tesco just over the canal and to the right.

    Thanks for your kind comments Mike and really glad you enjoyed your time in the cottage. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jan 2022

  • "A very comfortable cottage - this was our 6th stay here."

    Warm and welcoming cottage in a fantastic location - 5 minutes walk along the canal towpath to the town centre.

    Thanks for your kind comments Kevin and so glad you enjoyed your visit Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin4.7Nov 2021

  • "One of the most comfortable cottages we've stayed in - rooms very spacious, good storage in bedrooms, bed and lounge suite very comfortable indeed."

    Port Merion crockery a nice surprise. BIG brownie points for toiletries caddy in shower - first time we're seen this in a holiday let! Only two negative points (1) Stairs are steep and definitely need a second banister stretching from upstairs landing down to small, ground floor one and (2) Cupboard with ironing board etc too hard to open - just needs some easing. If owner could fix these two things, we'd happily visit again or recommend to our daughter (thanks to cancer treatment she has no strength in left arm and wouldn't be able to climb the stairs),

    Thanks so much for your positive feedback which is great for us to be able to further enhance visits to the cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joe4.1Oct 2021

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  • Two double bedrooms
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Gas central heating with electric fire
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Roadside parking
  • Courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.2 miles

The property

Resting alongside the Liverpool and Leeds canal in the picturesque market town of Skipton, Yorkshire, is Canal View, a traditional stone cottage.

Ideal for two couples or a small family, this eclectic cottage offers an ideal location in the heart of the town and within easy reach to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Stepping into the property, you are greeted by the kitchen/diner, the perfect spot to concoct tasty meals for your group; hosting a gas oven and hob, along with a microwave and a fridge, the kitchen offers all the appliances you need to assist with your self-catering requirements.

A welcoming sitting room hosts an electric fire and leather armchairs and a sofa you can look forward to snuggling up on after a long day of exploring the local area.

When sleep calls, climb the stairs to the first floor where you will find two bedrooms and a shower room.

The first bedroom hosts a double bed and ample storage for you to unpack your belongings and the second bedroom is decorated in a bright and airy white with another plush double bed.

Prepare for the day ahead in the shower room, home to a walk-in shower, a basin, a WC and a toasty heated towel rail to keep you warm after a winter walk along the canal.

Spend your morning outside in the courtyard, the perfect place to savour a cup of coffee.

Treat your group to a meal out in one of many delicious eateries in the area such as The Royal Shepherd Inn offering homemade food with local produce in a friendly 17th century pub.

For a spot of history while you eat, visit the characterful Le Caveau Restaurant, a former prison from the 16th century with original beams, barrel vaulted ceilings and exposed stone walls, now offering a fresh British and French fusion menu in the heart of Skipton.

Spend an afternoon on the canal where you can hire boats and take tours along the tranquil waters, or even enjoy afternoon tea with your loved ones as you watch the town go by.

Skipton is renowned for its status as a market town and the market is still operates a few times a week on the cobbled high streets, a charming aspect of the town's culture you won't want to miss.

Take a trip to Skipton Castle and wander the well-kept gardens while marvelling at the 900-year-old architecture, before making your way into the Skipton Castle woods to take in the bountiful nature.

Further afield, you can visit the endearing town of Grassington and explore their museum, quaint shops and many more pubs, restaurants and cafés, or if walking is your style of adventure, make your way into the Yorkshire Dales National Park for some excellent footpaths through the rolling dales.

For a pleasant stay in a wonderful area, choose Canal View.

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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:

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  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas