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Pemba Cottage

Threshfield, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 1016674)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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44 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic cottage in a beautiful setting, well equipped and spotless throughout."

    Everything was as described, and we will certainly be returning again for many more visits and years to come. Thank you very much.

    Thanks Nikki. Look forward to seeing you next time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by NicolaApr 2022

  • "Pemba Cottage was very comfortable, beautifully equipped and furnished."

    The Spar shop has exceptionally good bakery/butcher/fish counter plus delicious pork pies!! The Old Hall Inn, is just a few steps away and is fine for pub food and Light Bites are good, all at very decent prices.

    Reviewed by CatherineApr 2022

  • "A perfect relaxing break the cottage was very well equipped and lots of little ..."

    A perfect relaxing break the cottage was very well equipped and lots of little thoughtful touches looking forward to our next visit already

    Reviewed by NicolaMar 2022

  • "A really lovely cottage in a stunning location."

    The property was clean, comfortable and had everything we (and the dogs) needed for our stay. The location is incredible, with beautiful Dales walks from the doorstep and plenty of places to stop off for a bite to eat and a drink (or two . . . ) within easy walking distance. Already planning out next trip and would be more than happy to be based at Pemba Cottage again.

    Reviewed by SamFeb 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely everything you needed for a holiday cottage the bed was super."

    We where there when storm Dudley hit so came away a day early before Eunice came into play

    Reviewed by AdrianFeb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Everything you need for a relaxing stay near Grassington. Spotlessly clean. Fabulous main bedroom. Quality bedding on a very comfortable bed. Lovely decor. We will certainly be returning. Walking straight from the door or a short drive if you want to explore the area. Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by WendieJan 2022

  • "Overall a nice cottage to stay in."

    Has all the facilities you need, comfortable and clean. Close to Grassington. Good location for walking in Yorkshire dales

    Reviewed by NeilJan 2022

  • "Second visit to this lovely cottage, and every bit as good as the first."

    Extremely well equipped, well presented and very comfortable. Warm and cosy despite being a chilly week in December. Excellent dog basket to welcome the four legged members of the family. Walks to Grassington, Burnsall and Linton straight from the door, and ideally located for accessing all of the Dales landmarks. Highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2021

  • "We had a very nice week in the cottage, great location for walking and close to shop, pub etc."

    The bed was very comfortable and ‘large’ the whole cottage was warm too. Wi-fi was usable if not fast, TV stations very limited but that the area! We will probably return at some point, thanks!

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage great location comfiest bed I've ever slept in."

    ...would definitely stay again

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed Pemba Cottage from the welcoming pork pies and doggie ..."

    We thoroughly enjoyed Pemba Cottage from the welcoming pork pies and doggie treats to extremely comfortable bed there is nothing to fault and it’s a fantastic base to explore the wonderful Yorkshire countryside

    Reviewed by StewartOct 2021

  • "A very comfortable cottage with lots of unexpected extras like a basket full of various food, treats and toys for our dog."

    Had a lovely break and can highly recommend Pemba Cottage.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2021

  • "The cottage was absolutely perfect."

    All the little touches that make a holiday special have been considered. I couldn’t recommend this cottage more highly.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage, everything & more you could possibly want."

    Hugh comfy bed, hot powerful shower. Loads of extra touches to make it special. Will definitely be coming back. Dog treats & dishes, & towels provided in case you've forgotten anything. Pies & port where a nice touch on arrival. Overall excellent.

    Reviewed by RuthOct 2021

  • "Had a great Holliday and loved the cottage and would go back"

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "Beautifully presented cottage in a wonderful location."

    Lots of little extras within the cottage that make you feel right at home such as a selection of tea and coffee, pork pies, hand soap in the bathroom and dressing gowns in the bedroom next to the giant comfy bed. Really well looked after cottage and we managed to park right outside every day. Fabulous area with some great walks right on your doorstep. Lovely pub within a stones throw that serves excellent food and Grassington is only a 15-20 minute walk away along a lit road with pathway for a wider selection of pubs. If you are eating out in the evening I recommend you book if it is in the summer months as they get very busy. The whole area is very dog friendly. This is the loveliest area I have stayed in England and definitely the best cottage

    Reviewed by KeithAug 2021

  • "We all enjoyed our stay at Pemba Cottage, it was lovely and clean, the beds were very comfy, and the little extra’s were very much appreciated!"

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2021

  • "A fantastically located cottage with a warm and welcoming feel."

    This cottage is very well equipped with everything that you need for a self-catering stay. Exceptionally clean and tidy, we enjoyed the very comfy beds with quality bed linen. Pemba cottage is in a quiet location with wonderful walks from the door and has owners that are responsive and helpful.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2021

  • "We had a brilliant holiday."

    A lovely little cottage with lots of great touches (tea, coffee, dog treats etc) and the best bed we’ve ever slept in. It was spotless and really well kitted out. It’s also in a great location with a pub and shop only a few minutes walk away. Great base for walking with walks from your door and less than a mile across fields to pretty Linton.

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Pemba cottage."

    There was a lovely welcome basket for our dog and also some port and a pie for us. Very crummy. A really comfortable cottage with access to many lovely walks including Linton waterfall. Grassington only just over a mile away which is a lovely village. The Old Hall Inn is just a stones throw away. They are very dog friendly and the food is very good.

    Reviewed by HazelJul 2021

  • "The cottage is everything you could wish for its like home from home."

    Very clean and really comfortable the facilities are very good. In a lovely position in Threshfields so many lovely walks on your doorstep and plenty places to eat. Would definately recommend

    Reviewed by ValerieJun 2021

  • "Comfortable and spotlessly clean cottage in an excellent location for exploring the Dales."

    Very peaceful location.

    Reviewed by EileenMay 2021

  • "Just what we were looking for!"

    . Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by RobMay 2021

  • "Really well equipped comfortable cottage."

    The Old Hall Inn is a good place to eat and drink and only a 1 minute walk. A Spar supermarket is just a little further away which incorporates petrol forecourt, butcher and cake counter. Great location for walking (even from the doorstep). Would be be very happy to holiday here again. Jon and Nikki were very helpful and the “little extras” were a really nice touch and much appreciated!

    Reviewed by SandraApr 2021

  • "Pemba is a very comfortable, welcoming cottage in a delightful village."

    There was great communication from Jon who with Nikki went above and beyond providing everything we needed even for Lily our border collie. The bed was fabulous so much so that we have ordered a mattress for ourselves. There were so many nice touches to the cottage eg the selection of tea and coffee and the delicious pork pie and port. The decor is so bright and homely. The location is exceptional, we walked over 10 miles each of the 4 days we were there and no need to drive anywhere if you didn’t want to. We had a much needed G & T/pint at the local pub on a couple of occasions after a brilliant day’s walking. We were extremely lucky with the weather and had a perfect holiday. Thank you so much. Sue, Chris and Lily.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2021

  • "Had a wonderful short stay at Pemba ."

    Very cosy , clean and comfortable . Great communication from Jon. Lots of nice touches and the owners have gone to a lot of thought and trouble to provide for a perfect stay. Highly recommended - thanks again for a lovely few days.

    Reviewed by MattDec 2020

  • "We have just returned from a brilliant stay at Pemba Cottage."

    It was a last minute decision to visit the Dales following our holiday abroad not been able to go ahead & we got very lucky that Pemba Cottage was available. The cottage is in a great location & was lovely inside, as soon a we entered we felt at home. Had everything you would need for a great stay in the Dales & the items the hosts had prepared in the cottage was a great touch, lovely pork pies, Port & a welcome pack for our dog, as well as a welcome guide with all information you need about the cottage & area. An all round great place to stay, would highly recommend & we shall definitely return.

    Reviewed by SimonOct 2020

  • "The cottage was amazing, loads of character, very well equipped & warm and comfortable."

    Great location and easy walking distance into Grassington. Very dog friendly and lovely dog welcoming basket.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2020

  • "What a great cottage lovely location, very clean and a lot of little extra touches."

    It was very clean and a pleasure to stay in. The special treat for the doggies was unexpected and they loved them. Lovely comfortable super king bed and plenty of storage room. Would definately recommend and have booked again for next year.

    Reviewed by ValerieSep 2020

  • "The comfy cottage was in a great location."

    No need to drive anywhere as there are numerous walks from the door, a well stocked shop within 5 minutes walk and a dog friendly pub over the road. Brilliant.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage very well equipped."

    Well situated to a lot of surrounding villages and walks.

    Reviewed by MariaAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage , with added extras and the most comfortable beds Ever."

    Great location , would definitely recommend as a base to explore the Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by JoanneAug 2020

  • "Our break at Pemba cottage coincided with the hottest week of the year which made going out walking each day very tiring but the scenery was stunning."

    Pemba proved to be a perfect base for many walks straight from the door without using car (which incidentally you park right outside the front door!) and that for us was so easy.The River Wharfe is very close by and you can walk that in either direction and there are many other great places nearby Malham Tarn, Brimham Rocks and Bolton Abbey all recommended. The cottage itself has no garden so we didn’t take our dog... we should have brought her tho as the cottage is very dog friendly and there’s no shortage of open spaces to walk a dog very close by so next time she’s coming with us! The bed was, as others have said, extremely comfortable and lovely to laze in after a day out wandering. We had a great week in Pemba cottage and port and pork pies as a welcome gift was a lovely gesture-thank you.

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2020

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very comfy beds. Well equipped kitchen. Absence of a small garden may be an issue for a few people but plenty of places to walk in the immediate vicinity including a charming walled village green fifty yards away which has good benches.

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2020

  • "This little cottage is everything and more!"

    As a Sykes employee, I booked this gorgeous cottage for our first little getaway with our new puppy (her first time being able to walk on the lead) and it was perfect. I was blown away by how cosy everything looked when we first arrived, from the beautiful bedroom with the most comfortable bed (I NEED to find out where that duvet is from) to all the little added extras, the pork pie and port in the kitchen waiting for us and all the little treats for the puppy. We spent 4 nights here but could have easily spent the week, the pub across the road was our local and where we went every night, literally not even 1 minutes walk away from a spar also! We went into Grassington and also Skipton and then also spent a day in Malham walking to the Gordale Scar. The cottage is in a great location to be able to drive to all of these places with such lovely scenery on the way! We found Grassington slightly quiet but once we discovered the Devonshire pub, we loved it. We surprisingly didn't eat out once, because the house and kitchen was so cosy and had so many facilities we were able to stay at home and cook anything we wanted. It also snowed when we were there which made it even better! The only issue I would say that we had, was that there is no garden, but it wasn't too much of a problem for us as we took the Puppy out on her lead most of the time but maybe wouldn't visit here in summer because of wanting somewhere to sit and eat outside. Aside from that, I couldn't fault this little cottage. It has the 5 ticks for a reason and we loved it all.

    Reviewed by CharlotteFeb 2020

  • "Great holiday cottage."

    Have booked to go again. Lovely walks from the cottage.

    Reviewed by DavidFeb 2020

  • "Pemba cottage was an absolute delight, very comfortable and spacious for myself, husband and our dog."

    The cottage was very warm and cosy and very well equipped and the welcoming pies and port were delicious. Could not recommend more highly. We'll definitely be back

    Reviewed by VivienneFeb 2020

  • "It's a super cottage, perfect size and very comfortable."

    Everything has been thought about so you dont have to run out to the shops to get something you've forgotten. Highly recommend this cottage for a trip to the Yorkshire Dales. Thank you

    Reviewed by NathalieFeb 2020

  • "Fantastic cottage with everything you could need."

    Very comfortable, great location near pub, shop and lovely walking. We will definitely return!

    Reviewed by LauraDec 2019

  • "The most perfect Dales cottage!"

    Really well equipped and some very thoughtful ‘welcoming’ touches. The master bedroom was absolute luxury... to the standard of a 5* hotel with large comfortable bed. The quiet location is perfect with some fantastic walks from the door and pub and shop (with quality butchers) a very short walk away. Coming back to this cosy cottage after a day’s walking was bliss. Thank you, we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by SteveDec 2019

  • "Lovely cottage with amazing facilities!"

    Far beyond what many places offer. It is always disappointing when you choose to self-cater but struggle to do so with what is provided in the kitchen. Pemba Cottage, however, has everything you need and is a real ‘home from home’.

    Reviewed by RebeccaNov 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely."

    Warm and welcoming. We felt very much at home during our stay. Thank you.

    Reviewed by AngelaNov 2019

  • "We had a fabulous stay in Pemba Cottage during the World Cycling Championships."

    The weather was mixed but we still found plenty to do, some glorious walks on the dry days - to Kettlewell and then back on the bus and up to Buckden Pike in glorious sunshine. We also headed into Leeds on the train from Skipton when it rained. The cottage is really well equipped with lots of homely touches and was the perfect base for our adventures. The nearby shop is very well stocked too.

    Reviewed by AnnaSep 2019

  • "The cottage was excellent: tastefully decorated, well-equipped, and very comfortable."

    The kitchen had everything you could wish for, including supplies of very good tea and coffee. I would suggest clearer instructions for the oven and the central heating: the oven I could only get to work if I put the timer on, and the central heating was clear enough for temperature but not regarding putting on a timed on/off. But these are minor quibbles as both oven and heating were efficient. The location of the cottage was also very good: with a local Spar, pub and even bus-stop! We did two walks from the cottage and explored Wharfedale and nearby areas such as Malham Tarn/Cove, Bolton Abbey and Skipton. Very impressive.

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2019

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x Super king, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD player, iPod dock, WiFi
  • Fuel, power inc. in rent
  • Fuel for stove on an honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car plus ample roadside parking on the square
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops 4 minutes walk, pub 2 mins walk

The property

An outstanding stone-built, semi-detached cottage, located on a quiet lane just off the village green in the very heart of the village of Threshfield, just 1 mile from Grassington and 7 miles from Skipton.

This superb cottage provides excellent holiday accommodation in the centre of one of the most popular villages in the Yorkshire Dales and was once home to Miss July of Calendar Girls fame.

Full of character and charm throughout, with old beams and exposed stone work, a warm and cosy sitting room with a lovely woodburning stove greets guests as they walk through the front door.

A splendid farmhouse-style kitchen is a real delight with all those extra touches that will ensure a great stay at this cottage.

The spacious master bedroom is a beautiful room, with individual styling and a double bed, making this an ideal romantic retreat.

The second twin room and modern shower room are the icing on the cake for this excellent holiday home.

The village has much to offer, with lovely walks down to the river and across beautiful countryside to nearby Grassington, where there is an excellent local pub, renowned for its real ales and fine varied menu.

A short drive away is Bolton Abbey with its ruins, the Priory and the famous Strid Walk.

A little further afield is the elegant town of Ilkley, overlooked by the famous Ilkley Moor and to the west are Kettlewell and Buckden, boasting spectacularly beautiful limestone scenery.

With many other beauty spots scattered throughout Wharfedale, this quality cottage provides a great base for exploring the local area and all that the Dales have to offer.

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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 walk away 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.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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