Ivy Cottage ref: UK2323

Grassington, near Skipton, Wharfedale and Area

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bedrooms
2
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bathrooms
1
Bathrooms
pets
2
Pets allowed
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  • Enclosed Garden / Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Wifi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

Tucked away just off the square in the bustling village of Grassington, nestled in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, this cosy cottage has been carefully decorated with your comfort in mind. The property has a wealth of character with exposed beams and combines traditional furnishings with contemporary comforts. Set just a short stroll from all the local amenities, there are wonderful walking opportunities direct from the doorstep, either over the moors or along the River Wharfe. Grassington enjoys a summer arts festival where some famous names ’give voice’. In winter the village plays host to a Dickensian Festival – but whatever time of year you come, the village is always buzzing.
Well served with tea rooms, individual shops, pubs and restaurants, Grassington provides a wide variety of places to shop and eat. Alternatively the bustling market town of Skipton is just 9 miles away and offers a wider selection of shops, pubs and restaurants, together with a Norman castle standing proudly at the head of the cobbled high street. Here you can take a boat trip on the canal, play a round of golf or go swimming in the indoor pool. Half an hour away lies the spa town of Harrogate, where there are enough shops to satisfy the most ardent shopaholic, but make sure you have time to enjoy afternoon tea at Betty’s Tea Room. Shop and restaurant 50 yards, pub 30 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Beamed throughout.
Living room: With open fire and Freeview TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer.
Steep stairs to...

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With single bed and trundle bed.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, gas, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for open fire included. Travel cot and highchair.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed paved garden with garden furniture. On road parking nearby; public car park, 400 yards away, £5 pw. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Skipton
  • Shops
    50 yards
  • Distance
    9 miles
  • Restaurant
    50 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Skipton
  • Pub
    30 yards
  • Railway station distance
    10 miles
  • Lake
    2¾ (reservoir)

About the local area

Beautiful Wharfedale is one of the longest valleys in the Yorkshire Dales and it has a surprise in store for those who follow it southwards.


The River Wharfe rises on high moors and tumbles through the tiny villages of Yockenthwaite and Hubberholme, last resting place of the writer JB Priestley. Then it's on to Buckden, where Wharfedale properly begins.

But this is a Yorkshire dale of two landscapes. To the north, Upper Wharfedale is about high moors and more robust countryside, while Lower Wharfedale, beginning at the villages of Grassington and Threshfield, is very different. The land changes from high moor to a rich river valley with green and lush woodland - unusual in the Dales - with rocky outcrops. One of the most famous is Kilnsey Crag, near the village of Kilnsey. The dramatic overhanging limestone crag has long been a favourite with climbers.

On the hills above the River Wharfe, the remains of Iron Age and Bronze Age settlements and burial cairns can still be seen.

Passing between Grassington and Threshfield, the valley heads down to Burnsall, the waterfalls at The Strid and to the striking remains of beautiful Bolton Abbey.

Lower Wharfedale is a great place for nature lovers. The action of glaciers during the last Ice Age, plus hundreds of years of farming, have created many wildlife habitats. There are hillside streams, rocky limestone outcrops, grass meadows, bogs and dry-stone walls, all to be seen and enjoyed.

Things to do nearby

Upper Wharfedale

Along the Upper Wharfe Valley the characteristic drystone walls and barns of the Dales, important flower-rich hay meadows, beautiful riverside and valleyside woodland combine to create a wonderful place to relax and explore the great outdoors.

Pennine Bridleway - Horse Riding

The Pennine Bridleway is a new 350 mile long National Trail in the North of England.

Skipton Market

Visit this long running market in the town that boasts the location of `The Gateway to the Dales' Market days are Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Stalls vary from meat, fruit and veg to clothes, cards and plants.

Malham Tarn Estate

This outstanding area of limestone pavements, upland hill farms and flower-rich hay meadows provides a marvelous setting for walking, cycling or just enjoying the great outdoors.

Brimham Rocks

One of the highlights close to the spa town of Harrogate these amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations.

Pennine Cruisers
Pennine Cruisers

Take a 30 minute tour of the beautiful Leeds Liverpool canal around Skipton, the Gateway to the Dales.

Follifoot Park Riding Centre

Situated on the outskirts of Harrogate offering riding tuition catering for all standards from absolute beginners to advanced riders.

River Wharfe - Day Tickets
River Wharfe - Day Tickets

Some great fishing venues including Burnsall, Ilkley and Grassington. Day tickets available.

Skipton Castle

One of England's most complete medieval castles standing above the bustling market town of Skipton. Visitors can explore the whole castle which notably withstood three years of siege during the English Civil War.

Mary Toodley Loop - Horse Riding

The Mary Towneley Loop, is a 42 mile circular route which forms part of the Pennine Bridleway National Trail.

Whinny Gill Reservoir
Whinny Gill Reservoir

This Reservoir sits on the edge of Skipton and is a fairly unique construction. An ideal bed for small fish to hide away from the waters larger fish!

Parcevall Hall Gardens

Parcevall Hall Gardens lie on a steep hillside and are the only RHS and English Heritage registered gardens open to the public in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The 24 acres of formal and woodland gardens rise up the hillside and command impressive views.

Coniston Hall - Fishing

The lake is set in 24 acres of magnificent grounds of a large hotel and makes for a peaceful days fly fishing. Both boat and bank fly fishing are available. The Coniston Hall lake is open for fly fishing from 1st April to 1st October inclusive.

Bolton Abbey Railway

Travel between Embsay station, built in 1888, and the new award-winning station at Bolton Abbey. Your journey takes you through picturesque Yorkshire Dales scenery. Enjoy special Thomas the Tank Engine rides and a visit from Santa at Christmas!

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