Poppy Cottage ref: UK12617

Grassington, near Skipton, Wharfedale and Area

4 Stars

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pets
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  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • More Than Dog Friendly 

Description

Nestled within a terrace of pretty cottages in the village of Grassington, this 18th-century stone cottage is the perfect romantic getaway. Apart from its fabulous events calendar, Grassington has great shops, friendly pubs, and welcoming locals, who all contribute to the magic of this place.

This country cottage is charming and cosy, boasting original features such as an inglenook fireplace and multi fuel burner, flagged floors, beams and window seats.

Stepping through the front door, you will find yourself in the cosy living room. The multi-fuel burner in the traditional inglenook fireplace creates a snug feeling on a cold evening. There is also a Smart TV and DVD player if you fancy a night in with a good film. The well-equipped kitchen has everything you need for a comfortable stay, including a washing machine This lovely cottage also offers plenty of storage throughout.

Upstairs is a double bedroom with oak floors and window seat, as well as a second smaller double bedroom. A stylish bathroom completes this floor.

Outside, you can escape to the peace and tranquillity of the terraced cottage garden, a perfect sun trap and a great spot for a morning coffee or an evening glass of wine.

Grassington is surrounded by beautiful countryside and has many things to offer. You can walk direct from the door up onto the moors, where you will be able to enjoy expansive views over Wharfedale, or for those wanting a more leisurely walk, you can saunter along the footpath that follows the River Wharfe.

A full events calendar includes a 10 day music and arts festival in June, 1940s weekend in September and the ever popular Dickensian celebration on the weekends leading up to Christmas. The village of Grassington is transported back to Dickensian times, with shopkeepers, villagers and visitors dressed in Victorian costume.

A short drive away lies the market town of Skipton, known as the ‘Gateway to the Dales’ with a Norman castle at the top of the cobbled high street, lined with a wide variety of shops, pubs and eateries. There are also canal trips, a golf course and a leisure centre with a swimming pool to enjoy. Shop, pub and restaurant 100 yards.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Beams and flagstone floors throughout.
Living room: With multi-fuel burner, 40" Smart TV and DVD player.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine.
Winding stairs to...

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed.
Bedroom 2: With double bed (access from 1 side only) and beams.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor

Facilities

Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for multi fuel burner included. Welcome pack and doggy extras.

Miscellaneous

Enclosed tiered garden with patio and garden furniture. 1 small dog welcome. On road parking. No smoking. Please note: There are 2 steps in the garden and low head clearance within the property.
  • Nearest town
    Skipton
  • Shops
    100 yards
  • Distance
    9 miles
  • Restaurant
    100 yards
  • Nearest railway station
    Gargrave
  • Pub
    100 yards
  • Railway station distance
    9.0 miles
  • Lake
    4 miles

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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