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Dray Cottage

Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 1072816)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

The property

Tucked away close to the town centre of Skipton with views over the canal, rests this charming little abode, Dray Cottage. Boasting character throughout, this semi-detached home welcomes couples and small families looking to break away from normal life and explore this scenic Yorkshire Dales. After a day of rambling in the Dales, relax in the comfortable sitting room beside the electric woodburning stove and sink into the sofa while you browse the Smart TV for a good film. In the kitchen, you will find modern appliances including a dishwasher, an electric oven and gas hob, fridge-freezer along with all the utensils and crockery needed to whip up a tasty feast.

As you tire, head upstairs and be greeted by two delightful bedrooms; the master includes a plush super-king-size bed (which can be split into two single beds), whilst the second bedroom is home to a single bed (with 2ft 6 pull-out bed).

All the bed linen is 100% Egyptian cotton to aide a comfortable nights sleep.

There is also a refreshing bathroom with a bath and overhead shower so you can decide how to best prepare for the day.

To the exterior of Dray Cottage is a small patio area with table and chairs, ideal for your morning coffee or a cold beverage on a sunny afternoon.

Parking is found in a nearby car park, situated 60 yards from the cottage with the cost of the weekly pass being paid for by the owner.

Regarded as ‘The Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales’, it’s no surprise that Skipton has become a popular spot amongst holidaymakers.

Enjoying a wide sweeping high street, this historic town offers something for everyone; history buffs can explore the iconic Norman castle, whilst those looking to get their fix of shopping will enjoy browsing the independent businesses lining the high street, and there are also plenty of pubs and restaurants to take your pick from.

Avid walkers will be in awe of the surrounding area; enjoy scenic walks along the canal, delve into the open countryside with walks around Sharp Haw, Flasby Fell or simply enjoy a stroll in Skipton Woods, located at the back of the castle.

With easy accessibility to the Yorkshire Dales and all it has to offer this is the perfect location for a break away.

Other nearby attractions include the Embasy & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, or the Settle to Carlisle railway for a historic day out alongside stunning landscapes or see sparkling water features at Janet’s Foss waterfall and natural pool.

Whatever time of year, enjoy a memorable escape to the Yorkshire Dales at Dray Cottage.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x single with trundle bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with electric woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with electric woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Weekly parking permit for one car in public car park 60 yards away
  • Patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 mile

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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 2008 the Academy of Urbanism voted the High Street the best shopping spot in Britain, and The Copper Dragon/Greyhawk Brewery is highly rated in the CAMRA listings. 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!

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas