The Shippon ref: DC4850

Silsden, near Skipton, Skipton & Area

3 Stars

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pets
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  • Bike Store 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

With panoramic views across the open moors, dating back to the 1800s, this secluded cottage has been restored with under floor heating to the ground floor, creating a lovely country retreat. There are lots of local rambles with a bridleway running past the door. Silsden and Addingham (three miles away) both provide a good selection of pubs, restaurants and shops, with the market town of Skipton just a 20 minute drive away. Bolton Abbey, Burnsall, Grassington and Malham Cove are within a half an hour hour drive.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

With bio fuel central heating and underfloor heating to the ground floor and comprising:
Entrance hall.
Open plan sitting/dining room...
Kitchen area: Ceramic hob, electric oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine, iron/ironing board.
Lounge area: with TV with Freeview, DVD, radio/CD player.
Shower room: with shower, WC. Open tread stairs to:

First floor

Bedroom 1: double bed.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Bed linen and towels provided. Access to freezer.

Miscellaneous

Grassed sitting area with furniture and BBQ. Bike storage. Private parking for 1 car. Private water supply. Dog basket. The property is approached by an exposed ¾ mile unsurfaced farm track with 3 gates (suitable vehicle required in winter conditions). Please note: There is an uncovered pond in the grounds.
  • Nearest town
    Silsden
  • Shops
    in town
  • Distance
    in town
  • Restaurant
    in town
  • Nearest railway station
    Skipton
  • Pub
    in town
  • Railway station distance
    8.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

Skipton is a bustling market town situated in a unique location, the Aire Gap, which enables visitors to explore some of northern England's outstanding beauty spots. The Yorkshire Dales lie to the north and give Skipton its name of 'The Gateway to the Dales'. The rolling green pastures of the Ribble Valley lie to the west and lead to the Lake District.

Millstone grit moorland stretches to the south and east of Skipton, leading to Bronte Country and good road, rail and air links from the cities of Bradford and Leeds. There's an open air market four days a week, traditional shops and a vibrant, modern commercial centre.

There's a rich history in Skipton. The 900-year old castle has dominated the town since the Norman Conquest. Although part of Yorkshire, Skipton supported the Lancastrians during the War of the Roses. and during the Civil War, was the only Royalist stronghold in northern England.

This is one of the most scenic stretches of the Leeds - Liverpool Canal, which passes through the town centre and around Skipton Castle like a moat. You can take a half hour trip around the castle or day trips to outlying areas.

The canal takes you to Gargrave village, close to the source of the River Aire and the spectacular limestone gorges at Malham. Here you can enjoy dozens of walks around the remote moorland, stunning glical formations such as Malham Tarn and even spot the Peregrine Falcons nesting high on the cliffs.

The village of Embsay, just outside Skipton, hosts a terminal of the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway. The train stops just outside Bolton Abbey, a lovely place for picnic.

Things to do nearby

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.

Pennine Cruisers
Pennine Cruisers

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

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!

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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