Windy Dales Cottage ref: UK11902

Skipton, Skipton & Area



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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Games Room 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Green Scheme 
  • Walk-in Shower/Bath 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • Station within 1 mile 


Lovingly furnished by the owners to reflect their two homes - the windy city of Chicago and the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, hence the choice of name. The Chicago team spirit is on display in the quirky basement games room while the four bedrooms represent the Yorkshire Dales with unique themes, including Black Sheep, Stone, Tea and Starling.

The property has been furnished with comfort in mind with lots of thoughtful extras. It is spacious and perfectly accommodates a family get together or a friend’s reunion, and will suit a mixture of age groups with space to spread out and entertain. Conveniently positioned within minutes of the main street and the moors, you can simply park up, unpack and start to enjoy your holiday.

A bright and spacious living room with original wooden floor and an open fire makes for a great space to chill out and catch up. A smart open plan kitchen/dining room makes for a sociable gathering space, with a bench style table to accommodate up to 6 guests. A large map of Yorkshire adorns the wall and is a great way for you to plan your walks and activities.

On the lower ground floor is a quirky games den with Smart TV and decorated with nods to their hometown of Chicago. With a comfortable double sofa bed offering an alternative sleeping arrangement.

On the first floor are three spacious bedrooms each with a Yorkshire theme. There is a spacious double bedroom and two bedrooms with single beds. On the top floor is the master bedroom with double bed and en-suite.

Skipton is the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales and people travel the length and breadth of the country to visit this charming market town. With its famous 900 year old castle, romantic ruined priory and historic cobbled High Street. Whether you are looking to catch up on some serious walking in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales or taking time for relaxing strolls, this fascinating area has it all.

Skipton is a small town with a big heart. Within a short stroll of Windy Dales Cottage you will arrive at the heart of the town with its wonderful canal path and pretty long boats, the market square and an eclectic range of shops, cafés, bars and restaurants. Shop 10 yards, pub and restaurant 110 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

5 steps to entrance.
Living room: With open fire, 32" Smart TV, Google Home and wooden floor.
Dining room: With wooden floor.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Utility room: With freezer and washer/dryer.
Lower ground floor:
Games room: With double sofa bed (for flexible sleeping arrangements) and Smart TV.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With single bed.
Bedroom 3: With single bed.
Shower room: With walk-in shower, toilet, heated towel rail and Velux window.
Steep stairs to...

Second floor

Bedroom 4: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for open fire included. Welcome pack.


Small enclosed courtyard with patio and garden furniture. 2 small dogs welcome. 2 bike stores. On road parking; unloading at the door. No smoking. Please note: There are 2 steps in the courtyard.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    10 yards
  • Distance
    109 yards
  • Restaurant
    109 yards
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    109 yards
  • Railway station distance
    0.5 miles
  • Lake
    1.4 miles (Reservoir)

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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