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Monks Cottage

(Ref. 1034083)

Threshfield, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "The noise from the pub kitchen extraction unit is very noisy and would negatively impact on enjoying the garden"

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2023

  • "Monks Cottage is a pleasant, well located cottage."

    With a little effort, it could be so much more. It felt rather tired & neglected. It was clean & tidy but has many dusty areas, filthy windows & really sad hanging baskets/pots. The photos implied lots of light & pretty flowers. In reality, the cottage needs better lighting and it would be much more attractive if it felt that the crockery matched, was more plentiful & generally a little more generous. Maybe more than one tea towel? It's literally the first cottage we've stayed in that hasn't had a few tea bags & some washing up liquid. That said, the people in the pub were very nice, though I'd recommend booking a table rather than wandering in, hoping for a meal!

    Reviewed by RuthAug 2023

  • "Lovely cosy and comfortable holiday cottage, well located for visiting some beautiful places nearby."

    Nice enclosed garden, perfect for sitting in the sun with the dog and a good book! Lovely country pub just across the garden, ended up eating with them most evenings and the food was excellent.

    Reviewed by NickAug 2023

  • "Reading past reviews they seem to have taken past comments on board."

    The fan at the back of the pub is NOT an issue. It's just background noise and the sound of birds singing drowns it out. Lovely old stone cottage, beautifully equipped and furnished. Lounge is really comfortable. It's old with very thick stone walls so on the dark side but that's part of the character. Kitchen well set up and equipped except it does need some small side plates not just dinner plates (some of which are HUGE platters), some proper bowls for cereal or soup and coffee mugs not those small coffee cups. Also a few more glasses (a bit of a random collection of about 5 glasses meant washing them out frequently). Bathroom lovely, really needs a toilet brush though (one of those new easy to clean silicone ones would be good). Towels are white, fluffy and a decent size! Had we stayed longer than 4 days though we would have wanted to wash or change them. Bed is really, really comfortable. Bumped my head twice on overhead beam though. I'd put the drawer unit in the lost space under the eaves and move the bedside tables and bed 2 feet over then probably would have enough headroom on both sides on the bed. The staff at the pub are lovely and it's a good pub with some great ales and nice wines. We really enjoyed our stay in this gorgeous little cottage. A fantastic base to explore this beautiful part of the country.

    Reviewed by DeborahJun 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday at Monks cottage."

    It is a very different property from most cottages we have stayed at but that made it special. It is very clean and had good facilities. The bread eggs butter and milk were a welcome start on the first day. We expected to be disturbed by the fan from the kitchen after reading other reviews but we didnt find it too bad and it never bothered us at night.The enclosed garden was perfect for our two dogs they were able to run around in safety.The staff at the Old hall inn were most pleasant and friendly and made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by PatJun 2023

  • "Generally a good stay, the extract fan from the pub kitchen vented into the back garden a bit annoying, although this is pointed out."

    The garden was good for the dog as walled and no escape route. Plenty of parking and a pleasant walk to the river. One or two little things in the cottage could do with looking at, the bath plug was jamming, also could do with a shelf in the bathroom to place things on above the sink. But in general a good time had.

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2023

  • "The kitchen facilities were excellent; Everywhere was spotlessly clean."

    The bedroom:- could do with a new mattress and better quality bedding and pillows; White towels looks better than brown (our opinion). Lounge section was mix matched; curtains/voile/ The suite we felt needed a clean and the cushions again were mix matched and didnt look clean. The rug on the floor looked very tired. Brilliant location; Staff in the pub were very friendly and the food was excellent.

    Reviewed by Chris and YolindaJan 2023

  • "The cottage was ideal for us (a couple with a dog) and the adjacent pub was very friendly, served excellent food, and a good range of ales."

    The cottage was very clean and warm (we visted in November) and had surprsingly good wifi given the rural location. The only minor irritation was that, because the sleeping area is on an upper mezzanine within the roof gable, the headroom on one side of the bed is quite low.

    Reviewed by SimonNov 2022

  • "I absolutely loved this cottage."

    It was beautiful and cosy. Facilities were great. The Inn was also very nice, staff very helpful and friendly. The food was gorgeous. In the cottage there was milk, eggs and bread left for me which I thought was a great touch. Will definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in great location for touring the Dales, with a great pub right next door."

    Reviewed by SandraSep 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyable stay at this lovely atmospheric cottage."

    Nice to have dairy products awaiting us on arrival. Perfect for dogs as garden is large and completely enclosed. Close proximity to lovely pub with good food and beverages. Truly enjoyable trip.

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2022

  • "Great little cottage set behind the pub."

    Private garden which could have done with a bit of a tidy up. Ideal location for walkers with small dogs. Very friendly pub with good food. Bread ,milk and eggs provided as a start to a lovely break.

    Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2022

  • "It’s a beautiful property in a wonderful location, however some improvements need to be made to make it a perfect stay, improvements to the property and the advert that won’t cost a lot of money but hopefully would give a better holiday experience."

    Be clearer that’s it’s adjacent to the pub. This isn’t a negative point, it’s great that you an pop in for lunch or dinner, have a coffee in the morning but you do need to tell people how near it is. The advert does warn of associated noise but need to describe more that this is all pub related noise - customers, kitchen extractor fan, bottle bins being used etc. The description should state their isn’t a separate bedroom- it’s a bed in the gallery so there is no door to shut off any noise from the living area. There is only room to stand upright on one side of the bed. Be clear about this, it’s quirky and ok if you know about it. The cleaning needs improving - all surface’s are sticky, especially in the lounge area. Other reviews say the lighting inside is poor. Whilst it would be out of character to have bright lighting it could be vastly improved by clearing the windows of vegetation and cleaning them (wish I’d had a pair of garden shears with me!). 3 of the windows are completely overgrown with vegetation. If a customer is staying for more than a couple of days a washing machine is a must and there does seem to be room for one. Mop and bucket needed. Non stick cooking utensils needed if you don’t want to keep replacing scratched nonstick pans. An information book about the area and the property would be good. Am sure it has an interesting history. Wi-Fi- it doesn’t work at all, so you really can’t advertise that it has Wi-Fi. Again be honest.

    Reviewed by JosephAug 2022

  • "Good accommodation for two (and dog friendly) with bags of character and charm."

    Let down a little by neglected garden and scruffy car parking area. Good walks along the river Wharfe and on the moors.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2022

  • "Overall a great stay in a wonderful cosy cottage, the pub being next door's real bonus with great food & ale plush doggie friendly."

    Only small negative was the wifi in cottage & pub not working during our stay. The location is great for walking, Grassington walkable in 20 mins with pavements all the way. Many footpaths from the doorstep.

    Reviewed by IanJul 2022

  • "Monks Cottage is perfect for a stay in the area, open plan layout with plenty of room downstairs, upstairs is fine although quite low beams on the mezzanine level mean you have to duck a bit."

    Pub is friendly and accommodating with good pub food and excellent beer kept very well. Ideal stay for two and a canine friend.

    Reviewed by JonathanJun 2022

  • "A great stay in a cosy cottage."

    The new bathroom light, new shower and new wall lights (since our last stay) really did make all the difference. I've seen comments about these before....they're fixed

    Reviewed by JaniceMay 2022

  • "Lovely short break in a charming cottage with lots of history."

    Very cosy and private with a secure little garden for the dog. Great amenities with the old inn to the side, great home cooked food and the very friendly staff and landlord. Well worth a visit , we really enjoyed our stay. Darren, Mal & Oscar

    Reviewed by DarrenFeb 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage our furry friends loved it and so did we"

    Reviewed by RachelFeb 2022

  • "A great cottage ideally suited for easy walking in to Grassington and situated ..."

    A great cottage ideally suited for easy walking in to Grassington and situated in the grounds of a dog friendly pub - we loved it and would definitely book again

    Reviewed by DarranJan 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay in Monks Cottage, it was kept beautifully warm and had everything we needed for our week away."

    Great location with the added bonus of the welcoming pub a few feet away. Ideal property for couples wanting to spend time exploring the Yorkshire Dales. Some might find it a little dark inside, this didn't bother us, we found the place charming and have already recommended Monks Cottage to friends. xxxx

    Reviewed by AprilDec 2021

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Quiet round the back of a pub with a very helpful manager.

    Reviewed by JAMESDec 2021

  • "Had a lovely weekend stay."

    Lovely little cottage, nice, warm & cosy. On arrival we found milk, bread, butter & eggs which was a lovely surprise. There is a Spar shop 100 yards down the road for other provisions should you need them. We had a great breakfast at the Inn, plenty of choice (booking required) & also a fantastic evening meal with family. A big thank you to Leah & Phil for all your help. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by LesleyNov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in great location."

    Brilliant pub next door. Garage/shop was good for provisions.

    Reviewed by JulianOct 2021

  • "Very homely and comfortable."

    Bathroom light needs fixing but no issues apart from that. Listing needs to be clearer about exterior fan noise( which we were prepared for having seen reviews but wasn’t mentioned by Sykes). In summer that would be a real problem as it would prohibit sitting outside in the garden.

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2021

  • "I will dilute my feedback on Monks cottage in case I run out of space , Having spoken with one of your team on our return from the cottage the same day we should have started our weeks holiday I can only repeat Noway were we going to stay in such a depressing place for longer than the hour on our arrival and inspecting the facilities , 1."

    The lighting is so bad in the living area --- could not have been able to read, 2. Sticky surfaces all around even the wooden stair banester leading to a bedroom, pillows, duvet flat and hard ,bottom sheet faded orange and no hint of freshness was enough for me to say to my partner " don't bother unpacking anything we are not stopping here, 3. To add insult a blower from the public house backed into our garden was so noisy and having read one review from the clients suffering a stay for three nights before us saying the blower started at 7am till 10pm has been deleted by the owner of Monks cottage obviously slipped by his order that all reviews must be passed by him ,( I WONDER WHY ) , When l confronted the owner of the public house he told me l was expecting hotel sheets , ""huh"" well my dog has a better bed than that So another 80mile home ,a wasted week ,and no chance of money's we paid for our holiday , You ask if I would like you to publish my feedback , ""YES"" but will you I wonder , we've had quite a few holiday s with Sykes and this is the first time you've let us down , so now it's your turn to take the good review with the bad .

    Thank you for completing our feedback form. We were sorry to her that your were unhappy with the property on your arrival. The property is one of the oldest in the area and we feel that this has been lit sympathetically for a property of that age. The bed linen at Monks Cottage was bought new for 2021, and we have not received any complaints from previous guests over the standard of the linen or furnishing. We do say the cottage is behind an inn and we are sorry that the noise from the kitchens was of a disturbance to you, this is now listed in our property description. Property Owner

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2021

  • "There was an industrial fan going on in the garden from 7am to 10."

    30pm which was extremely loud, and there wasn't enough cooking utensils for a none stick pan we had to perches plastic utensils, & and the property wasn't that clean in the cupboards door fronts and cobwebs. & the plug didn't fit in the bath so we couldn't have a bath after a long day of walking.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2021

  • "There is no Wi-Fi in the cottage, you have to go into the pub, where all tables are set out for diners, you had to go in on a morning before customers arrived."

    The very large extractor fan is immediately outside the cottage door. lt is very loud and runs from 07.30am to approx 11.00pm everyday, you cannot leave tbe door open as you get the horrible fatty smells in the cottage. People were constantly going back and forth throught the garden, it was not just the odd time for access but most days, then the gates were left off the latch. We booked this in march before the latest reviews were added from visitors this summer, if those reviews had been there before I booked I would have never booked this place.

    Thank you for your feedback. I do apologise over the issues experienced with the wifi. We were changing suppliers and unfortunately the change over did not go as smoothly as we would have hoped and we were without wifi during your stay. The issues have now been rectified. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BrianAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, only draw back is the iron gate."

    When people staying at the pub use it late at night it doesn't close properly

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2021

  • "The cleanliness of this property left alot to be desired !"

    On arrival there was stale food left in the cupboards from the previous occupants 2 weeks earlier ! Dog poop in garden ! Broken toilet seat. All this was brought to the attention of the manager/owner to be given the opportunity to be rectified which it never was except for a toilet seat replacement 5 days later. Unsightly old broken pots and table in garden area. Overwhelming smell of dogs on the furniture, Inview of the current Covid cleaning procedures I strongly feel that even the basic cleaning regime had not been carried out. In my opinion the rental price of this property does not reflect the standard of what should be expected. Disappointing and would not return.

    Reviewed by GrahamJul 2021

  • "Booming noise/smell from restaurant kitchen extractor 6."

    00am-10.00pm. Dark/gloomy more like a monks cave than a cottage. Only subdued lighting. Broken fridge that froze everything in it. Bathroom listed as upstairs on original booking, not really suitable for less able going down 9 steps at night. Bed only about 1ft from the ground - more difficulties. No wardrobe or chair in bedroom. Ceiling so low cannot stand upright. . No upstairs main light switch. Bathroom shaver light not working. No comfortable garden seating. Very varied collection of china, only 2 small cereal bowls, no fruit or salad bowls. No instruction on using the heating. I would like to say that overall we had a very enjoyable holiday. The low recommendation for Sykes is also including that we could not contact them at all during the Covid period for any information. I see that the cost for same period next year is almost £1000 - NOT WORTH IT.

    Reviewed by HilaryJun 2021

  • "Perfect location for exploring the Dales."

    Pub is 20 yards away and good was lovely. Cottage is filled with character and although suitable for only 2 people, there’s plenty of room. Our figs and ourselves loved it

    Reviewed by HeatherJun 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage with pretty, enclosed garden for dogs and sitting out (weather permitting)."

    The Old Hall Inn staff are welcoming, friendly and go out of their way to help you enjoy your stay. The food at the pub is outstanding. Lots of choice and generous portions, all expertly cooked. Will definitely be going back. Again. Well done Phil and the team.

    Reviewed by JaniceMay 2021

  • "We had a great stay at monks cottage the owners could not do anymore for us feel at home great"

    Reviewed by PeterMay 2021

  • "Cottage was very dark, windows were filthy, bed and bedding were poor quality, out side garden needed tidying, front door and mat filthy, when the adjacent pub was open the extraction fan blow towards the cottage so it was noisy."

    The location was good, kitchen and bathroom facilities were good and it was warm. Overall it was not up to scratch for the price as at £105 per night it is not cheap.

    Reviewed by PaulineMay 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, with a nice garden that is self contained but adjoins the pub."

    The cottage itself is lovely - quite basic - took ages to work out the tv and the bed isn't the most comfy. But that's not really what you go away for! I had a twisted ankle so things like the tv wouldn't normally be an issue. I would definitely go back. It was great for the dogs!

    Reviewed by AdamMay 2021

  • "The only issue we had was the water pressure in the shower, it was a very light trickle."

    Otherwise, absolutely loved the cottage and the location is amazing. Had a fantastic week away. The pub food next door was really good too.

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Monks Cottage It was a lovely break for us The ..."

    We really enjoyed our stay at Monks Cottage It was a lovely break for us The cottage was absolutely delightful and very cozy and comfortable All the staff at the Old Hall Inn were really friendly and welcoming Their food was delicious We ate there most evenings although there was everything you needed in the cottage if you wanted to stay in to eat We loved that we were able to bring our dog Hadleigh with us and we did lots of walking in the breathtaking landscape We will definitely be booking again next year A big thank you for making us feel so welcome Old Hall Inn Penny Carl and Hadleigh

    Reviewed by PennySep 2020

  • "Lovely Old Cottage , in need of some TLC."

    From Friday , we ate & drank in the Hotel. [ adding approx. £150 .to the near £600 paid. On Tues we arrived at 5-15., got our drinks & were shown to a empy table by a Barman/manager . At 5-30 I went to order our food ,[ had been told previously start at 5-00.] & was told Even though we were residents we could not order food before 8-00 [ two & half hours !!!! ] Obviously I told him what we thought & five minutes later a young waitress arrived to say they had a cancellation for 7-15. no chance . SO To save £8 [ half price his idea ???? ] He cost his hotel a further £150 ?? as we would not spend another penny at the Old Hall ., PLUS we intended to return in Oct [ further £££] We instead have booked to go to th Forresters Arms . [ Far Better Deal ] Phil. & Janice Hingley .

    Reviewed by PhilipAug 2020

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage in a good central location."

    Reviewed by KarenJan 2020

  • "The accommodation was spot on , we will def be returning."

    Reviewed by StephenJan 2020

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  • One king-size bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Store room
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Ample off-road parking in Old Hall Inn car park next door
  • Shared use of owner's spacious front lawned garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop within 0.2 miles, pub next door
  • Note: The Old Hall Inn can provide meals by prior arrangement to guests, contact the owners for more info
  • Note: Owners use the garden for access and occasional use
  • Note: The property is next to a pub so there may be associated noise until 10pm, please consider this before booking

The property

Within the charming village of Threshfield, sat within the wonderful Yorkshire Dales National Park, is this Grade II listed detached cottage, Monks Cottage.

Resting within its own grounds behind the Old Hall Inn, a longstanding pub, in the heart of this quaint village, it is suitable for a couple’s break.

The history of the property can be traced back to its construction by monks in the 13th century, it is reputedly the oldest habitable building in Upper Wharfdale.

Now lovingly renovated to provide beautiful holiday accommodation, the ground floor is set out in an open-plan layout, a great way to enjoy the company of your loved one while you wind down in your own way.

Light the woodburning stove, which rests in the inglenook fireplace on a cold evening and relax on the sofa, while your partner begins to prepare the evening meal for a quiet and romantic night in, surrounded by a host of original features including exposed beams, stone flooring and stone walls.

Relish in this rustic and traditional environment as you sit at the dining table to eat, afterwards sitting down to plan the rest of your trip.

Rest in the king-size bed up in the galleried bedroom on the first floor, with a bathroom located half way up the stairs offering conveniences within this older exterior.

Centrally located in this beautiful part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, there are superb walks from the doorstep, including a short walk along the river to Linton Falls and the ever popular Grassington with its wide range of shops, pubs and art galleries, as well as the Dickensian Festival, which delights visitors with its traditional Christmas market and entertainment.

A beautiful Threshfield holiday cottage, ideal for a romantic break, whatever the time of year.

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About the location


Grassington 1 mile; Skipton 7 miles.

Threshfield is a small village in Upper Wharfedale bordering the nearby villages of Grassington, Linton, Hetton, Cracoe and Rylstone, home of the famous ‘Calendar Girls’. Threshfield is a thriving local community. A few minutes drive is Grassington, one of the most charming villages in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, where you will find traditional stone cottages, galleries, restaurants and shops, which are clustered around the cobbled market place, plus a monthly farmers' market provides a mouthwatering range of organic and homemade local produce. Visitors can experience the delight of both the Grassington Festival held in June and the Dickensian Festival during December – both well worth a visit. Situated on the River Wharfe, with the extensive Grass Woods to the north of the village, this is a superb walking area. Down dale is Bolton Abbey, the Priory and the famous “Strid Walk”, whilst a little further away is the elegant town of Ilkley, overlooked by the famous Ilkley Moor, plus up dale are Kettlewell and Buckden boasting spectacularly beautiful limestone scenery. With many other beauty spots scattered throughout Wharfedale, Threshfield provides a great base for exploring the local area and all that the Dales have to offer, with Brontë Country and York also being within easy motoring distance.

Please note - slight noise can be heard from the Inn's catering operations. This can be heard in the grounds of the cottage and no noise can be heard inside.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas