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Little Wenlock

(Ref. 933185)

Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Little Wenlock is bijou, but has everything one needs for a comfortable holiday."

    It was lovely to sit having a meal, and watching the narrow boats glide past the window. One could not be closer to the canal, without being in it! Situated very conveniently for the amenities in Skipton, which is itself a great base for exploring the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. It's a pity there is no parking outside, but the public car park is just at the end of the road, and at £15 for the week is quite reasonable. We have stayed here twice now, and would be happy to do so again.

    Reviewed by Diane4.4Apr 2024

  • "As someone with limited mobility, I did have issues with getting up and down the stairs and in and out of the bath."

    But I appreciate that can't be helped due the age, size and dimensions of the property. It was a lovely property nevertheless, clean and well maintained, with wonderful views of the canal and brook and so close to the high street, supermarkets and other amenities. And I wish my home broadband was as fast! Recommended.

    Reviewed by Natalie Jane4.7Mar 2024

  • "Lovely little house, cosy and comfortable."

    It has everything you might need for a great holiday in the lovely market town of Skipton.

    Reviewed by Gail5.0Feb 2024

  • "Lovely well appointed cottage in a quiet location but close to the woods, castle, canal and shopping area."

    Only 10 minutes to bus station, 15 to train station. Very cosy! And most importantly, the beds are very comfortable! I would definitely go again

    Reviewed by Ruby5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very bijou , but there was everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "Little Wenlock is a gem in the busy centre of Skipton."

    It is in a great location right by the canal, so one can watch the colourful boats go by. It was quiet, comfortable and clean: though bijou, it had all one needed for a good holiday.The only drawback is the parking. But the public carpark is only a few minutes away, and cost £15 for the week, so not bad. If we are ever in that area again, we would not hesitate to stay there again.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2023

  • "A delightful small cottage which suited the two of us perfectly."

    Very quiet spot, given its proximity to the centre of town - so convenient for shopping and eating out. Well equipped and comfortable, and very clean and tidy. We thoroughly enjoyed staying here!

    Reviewed by John Clive5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was beautifully clean and generally well equipped."

    However to truly be a 3 person property there need to be an extra armchair, or a larger sofa. Also the double bed is only a three quarter being just 4 feet wide.

    Reviewed by Malcolm2.8Jun 2023

  • "A fabulous week in a fantastic cottage."

    We'll be back.

    Reviewed by Maria5.0May 2023

  • "Just returned from Little Wenlock property is compact suitable for 2 people not any more."

    The downstairs was OK very clean could do with a more comfortable sofa. The cottage was very handy to walk into Skipton, parking in carpark was OK, pity there was no outside space. The upstairs was a bit more challenging, the main bedroom only had a a small double and the door hit the bed so it couldn't be opened fully. I had to climb from the bottom of the bed to get into bed as there was very little room. The bathroom would need sorted, a very small sink, a large bath would be better replaced with a shower and a toilet stuck in a corner and if the towel rail was on you need to be careful you don't touch it.

    Reviewed by A4.1May 2023

  • "Ideal location in a quiet street, yet central for walking to amenities of Skipton."

    Cottage was cosy - loved the log burner and views of canal. More suited to couples- not big enough for 3 people, due to main bed being too small for 2, and seating downstairs. Beds and pillows were very uncomfortable- went home with stiff neck. There were 1 or 2 cleaning issues- some glasses hadn't been washed properly, and a few spoons had been put in cutlery drawer unwashed, probably just an oversight. Could've done with another waste bin bag too. Overall, nice cottage and had a lovely week. .

    Reviewed by Peter3.4May 2023

  • "A wonderful stay in a gorgeous property in an idyllic location."

    .. Loved!

    Reviewed by Gabby5.0Apr 2023

  • "The property was extremely clean and well stocked with kitchen appliances and utensils."

    Would love to go back again. Ideal for town centre and shopping.

    Reviewed by Brenda4.4Apr 2023

  • "Property was well located within a few minutes walk to Skipton centre."

    Quality of appliances and cleanliness was good although room on work surfaces was minimal. We were a couple staying but if a third person was there the property would have felt quite restrictive. Although there is no parking at the property public parking is a few minutes walk away and is reasonably priced at £15 for 7 days.

    Reviewed by Brian3.1Mar 2023

  • "The accommodation was everything we needed and more."

    Clean, peaceful and very comfortable. Unfortunately the weather let us down due to very heavy snowfall and consequently extremely cold outside. Ironically, we had to turn the radiators DOWN as it was lovely and snug within the cottage! It's only the weather part that prevented us adding the fifth star. Lovely walks nearby and just a two minute walk to the town centre. Just a small point - no teabags when we arrived which would have been nice but hey!

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely stay thanks!"

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Dec 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, every comfort, immaculate, superb location, felt like a really happy house!"

    Spotlessly clean and excellently maintained. Total credit to the owners and cleaners (who probably never get a mention). Will certainly return, and considering the time of year, the weather was wonderful, and we were out walking every day. Thank you..

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Dec 2022

  • "Love cosey cottage, 5 minutes from the Town Centre yet not at all noisy."

    £15 for a 1-week ticket for the Coach Street Car Park which is 2 minutes away solved all our parking issues. The excellent selection of shops and no shortage of pubs and places to eat in Skipton meant we didn't need to drive for our evenings out or any shopping we needed. We had a lovely walk round Malham and also along the canal to Gargrave. On two wet days (it was November!) visited York and The Lake District which are both just over an hour away. Thoroughly recommended, will be back!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2022

  • "Great little cottage pubs and restaurants with in 5min walk."

    great for a only down side is being of the large size the bathroom not a lot of room a round by the loo .

    Reviewed by Leslie4.7Aug 2022

  • "Brilliant little cottage close to town."

    Only negative was bed not very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Jul 2022

  • "A grab rail in shower would be useful !"


    Reviewed by Christine3.8May 2022

  • "Excellent little cottage so clean and comfortable everything you will need and more So convenient for the town centre easy walking to everything."

    And the markets are brilliant. Thank you

    Reviewed by Janet5.0May 2022

  • "A charming tiny house very conveniently located for walking into the town."

    Only (very minor) concern was the way the lavatory was shoehorned into the bathroom. Otherwise a most enjoyable stay despite the weather!

    Reviewed by Gill4.1May 2022

  • "Immaculate accommodation in a fantastic location overlooking the canal."

    We had a wonderful stay, greatly impressed with both the accommodation and Skipton.

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2022

  • "Cosy and comfortable, well equipped cottage."

    Loved the woodburner. Well presented and maintained. Quiet location with lovely view onto the beck and canal behind the cottage. Only a few minutes walk to shops, cafes, pubs and bus stop on Skipton High Street.

    Reviewed by Julie3.8Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic property, we will definitely return."

    We loved our stay. Cottage was spotlessly clean, and really comfortable and well-equiped. We took our 5 year old son, and it was great for the 3 of us. The parking at the near by car park is really easy, and no problems unloading outside cottage. Great central location. Friendly, helpful host.

    Reviewed by Becky5.0Oct 2021

  • "Beds small and uncomfortable, issue with parking, sink in bathroom to small, toilet flush very loud adding to further problems having a good night's sleep."

    Reviewed by Alan2.8Oct 2021

  • "Very nice small cottage well fitted out."

    shame about no parking on site. otherwise excellent. keith

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Jun 2021

  • "Great location, restaurants and bars easily accessible and plenty of great walks within easy reach"

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Apr 2021

  • "The location was brilliant, very close to the town centre but quiet at nights."

    Very cosy with everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Expected this cottage to be tiny from reviews."

    Whilst the main bedroom with small double bed was a squeeze, the rest of the cottage was perfect for two to three people living there for a week and had enough storage and a place for everything. Well cared for, comfortable, cosy and clean!

    Reviewed by T4.1Jul 2020

  • "As I was the only person on holiday and using the this cottage it was fine for me, But for three people I think it would be a bit to small, the main bedroom the door does not even open fully as it hits the bed."

    The bathroom is very small and cramp, the tv on channels BBC one and two , had a poor signal maybe as the cottage is low down it,s not easy picking up theses channels. As a base everything worked for me as I wanted but if I had two other friends I would have looked for a larger place to rent.

    Reviewed by Lucien4.1Sep 2019

  • "The location of the property was excellent,ideal for local trips out exploring the town,internally the house was in very good decorative order with cleanliness to a high standard,would definitely recommend and visit again."

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Aug 2019

  • "I enjoyed everything about this cottage - from the fresh flowers on the table to the huge, fluffy bath towels!"

    I came to Skipton for a week of peace & relaxation & Little Wenlock provided that in spades, it was hard to believe that it was only a few minutes walk from the hustle & bustle of the high street. It is tiny & I knew that from the listing but that made it all the more special.

    Reviewed by Geraldine4.7Oct 2018

  • "A lovely cottage within easy reach of Skipton centre."

    A hand rail at the top section of the stairs would be safer. Thanks

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2018

  • "The overall stay in Little Wenlock was great, however the sofa was very uncomfortable (at least one previous visitor mentioned this in the guest book), and the toilet rolls supplied were extremely low quality meaning they were used quickly and better quality ones had to be purchased."

    Oh, and a proper pint of milk in the fridge on arrival would be great so you can have a proper cuppa, rather than the little individual milk supplied.

    Thank you for your feedback, We have now replaced the sofa with a new comfortable 2 seater sofa. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.4Sep 2018

  • "A little gem of a cottage, well located to the centre of Skipton."

    Very clean, cosy & beautifully presented. Just one point, ‘the staircase needs a extra handrail, as the steps are steep’. Would definitely return as it’s such a good base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by Arlene5.0Aug 2018

  • "We had a lovely time in Skipton."

    It was a beautiful little town with all the facilities you need to have a relaxing break. The cottage was small but well equipped and perfect for us. It was a handy location for reaching local beauty areas. The parking was nearby so this was not a problem. We found some wonderful local places to eat. The Dales are beautiful and the people so friendly.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Aug 2018

  • "A delightful cottage and only 5 minute walk into the high street with all the shops, restaurants, bistro's anybody could ever want."

    Had a great week, people very friendly and the weather was amazing. One criticism, the sofa is very uncomfortable indeed, which after a long days hike is disappointing.

    Reviewed by Roger4.1Jul 2018

  • "Main bedroom narrow."

    Bathroom needs a larger sink.

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Jun 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a fabulous spot, pity no out door space, that in the summer would be a problem, car park 5 minutes walk round the corner so thats fine."

    Reviewed by Stella4.4Apr 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in excellent location close to canal side walks and town facilities."

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Mar 2018

  • "It was by far the best cottage we have ever booked."

    Great location and easy to sort. Thank you

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Aug 2017

  • "Warm, cosy cottage in great location."

    Will definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Irene4.2Sep 2016

  • "The only downside to this property is the lack of outside space and no private parking space."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with AGA woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with AGA woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking available in public car park 100 yards from the property charged at £15/week
  • Additional roadside parking available nearby
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1 min walk
  • Note: Check-in 4pm, check-out 10am
  • Please note: This property is only available Friday-Friday

The property

A delightful stone-built terraced cottage in the popular market town of Skipton, known as the Gateway to the Dales.

This cottage is ideal for couples and small groups and is in an enviable location.

Set in a peaceful area overlooking the Eller Beck and the Spring's Branch of the canal as it nears Skipton Woods, this excellent cottage is a short walk from the shops, pubs and restaurants on the town's award-winning High Street.

Set over two floors, this traditional dwelling has been renovated to a high standard to provide accommodation full of charm and character throughout.

The ground floor features an open plan living area with a superb fitted kitchen and an AGA woodburning stove, perfect for a cosy night in after a day sampling the many walks and attractions in the area.

The first floor master bedroom provides a peaceful space to get away in what can be an otherwise bustling town centre, with the canal providing a lovely backdrop to the room.

The first floor also offers a stylish bathroom with a modern tiled finish and is complete with a cosy single room.

Within a short stroll you will find Skipton Woods, Skipton Castle, a fine range of pubs old and new and the famous canal basin.

The town also sits in the perfect location for breathtaking walks in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, with the peaceful village of Grassington under ten miles away and slightly further afield the Three Peaks can be found within an hour’s drive.

Other delights of the area include the fabulous Bolton Abbey, the elegant spa town of Harrogate and Ilkley Moor.

A wonderful base for a memorable break in the Yorkshire Dales.

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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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