Norm’s Nook ref: UK11841

Grassington, Wharfedale and Area

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2
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no pets
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  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Open Fire 
  • Stairgate 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Shower Cubicle 

Description

This stone built character cottage is just a short walk from the centre of Grassington set in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. As such, it is well placed for walking, touring or cycling direct from the door. Grassington is a lovely village with a selection of individual country shops, pubs and restaurants catering for both pub grub and fine dining tastes. In summer the village plays host to the Grassington Arts Festival with famous musicians, comedians and presenters appearing, and in winter it holds the Dickensian Festival to really get you into the spirit of Christmas.

Just a short drive from the bustling market town of Skipton, known as the ’Gateway to the Dales’ where you will find a wide sweeping, cobbled high street with a Norman castle standing proudly at its head. Skipton has a large selection of shops, pubs and restaurants together with canal trips, golf course, indoor swimming pool, fantastic play park and tree tops walks. Alternatively, the genteel spa town of Harrogate is half an hour’s drive and offers both high street and high end shopping. Not to be missed is afternoon tea at the renowned Betty’s Tea Room. The National Trust properties of Studley Royal and Fountains Abbey are a short drive and make for a full day out. After all of this, relax and kick back in front of a roaring open fire. Shop, pubs and restaurants 700 yards

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With open fire, Freeview TV, DVD player, CD player and a s selection of toys and games.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and flagstone floor.
Steep stairs to...

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With bunk bed (restricted access at one side).
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet. Steep stairs to...

Second floor

Bedroom 3 (limited headspace): With double bed, Freeview TV and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.

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, highchair and 2 stairgates.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed rear patio with garden furniture. On road parking; additional public car park at cost. No smoking. Please note: The patio is accessed by steep stone steps.
  • Nearest town
    Skipton
  • Shops
    700 yards
  • Distance
    14 miles
  • Restaurant
    700 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Skipton
  • Pub
    700 yards
  • Railway station distance
    14.0 miles
  • Lake
    6.1 miles (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

Follifoot Park Riding Centre

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

Pennine Cruisers
Pennine Cruisers

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

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!

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!

Pennine Bridleway - Horse Riding

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Brimham Rocks

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

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.

River Wharfe - Day Tickets
River Wharfe - Day Tickets

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

Mary Toodley Loop - Horse Riding

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

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