Yorkshire Dales Self Catering cottage, Emcot, Preston-under-Scar, sleeps 4

Areas: Yorkshire Dales


Emcot, Preston-under-Scar, Yorkshire
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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £431.00 - 765.00

This fabulous, stone-built terraced cottage, built in 1680 in Preston-under-Scar, can sleep four people in three bedrooms.

Emcot is a wonderful, mid-terrace stone cottage, built in 1680 in Preston-under-Scar, three miles from Leyburn in North Yorkshire. The cottage has three first floor bedrooms, including a king-size double room. There is a first floor bathroom, a ground floor shower room and a sitting room with a south facing balcony. On the lower ground floor, there is a kitchen with a dining area and a sitting area for two by a woodburning stove. The boot room allows access into an enclosed, south facing cottage garden at the back of the property, where you can sit and enjoy a drink in the summer. There is also roadside parking available on a first come/first served basis, but which is usually available. Set in a wonderful spot, with so much to see and do in the surrounding area, Emcot is a wonderful base for couples, friends and families.


Wonderful, characterful cottage with both areas to spread out and ones in which to cosy up!
We stayed at Emcot for the October half term, optimistically hoping for big blue skies and sunshine to facilitate our first family walking holiday. The weather didn't oblige but we were more than happy to hole ourselves up in the cottage, reading or playing one of the many games or watching one of the DVDs available - accompanied by tea and biscuits! The cottage itself is extremely comfortable and welcoming being so thoughtfully furnished and equipped; you can tell this was a home for many years. The lounge provides plenty of space/seating to spread out and relax with a fabulous view from the Juliet balcony by day and amazing star filled skies by night. The kitchen/diner is so cosy with the wood burning stove that once that's going it's hard to tear yourself away. Bedrooms are very simply furnished but beds are very comfortable and we all slept well. Finally, the location is fabulous with lots of walks from the doorstep or within a 15min drive and lots of good eateries around. Particular highlights for us were Castle Bolton, Middleham Castle and the Forbidden Corner which the kids loved!
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Gorgeous house
This is such a lovely, welcoming house with amazing views of the countryside. For us it was our first time in Yorkshire, so it made a big impression on us and we'd love to go back. The highlights included the beautiful kitchen with wood burner, the comfortable lounge with plenty of space to spread out and relax, the very comfortable beds (good mattresses!). My daughter (4) loved the bath with a view (!). The garden was a great place to potter about and she also liked the handy village playground just metres away. There's a lovely vintage tea shop just a short walk down the hill, which was very pleasant. We loved the friendly village and it was well-situated for day trips. Castle Bolton was really impressive, as well as Richmond and the lovely station gallery there. We had some wonderful meals out as recommended by the house owners; the Blue Lion in East Witton and the Sandpiper Inn in Leyburn being the most memorable. Our daughter loved the Wensleydale creamery and we had the best cheese scones there! Many thanks to the owners who provided us with a lot of personalised recommendations and made us feel very looked after! We loved your family home.

Home from home
This cottage was a real 'home from home'. Everything we required to cook either a full breakfast or an evening meal was to hand. The views from the windows were so beautiful and relaxing. The neighbours when we saw them were very friendly. Jenny the owner provided a very personal service which was very reassuring. Thank fully we did not need to contact her. Thank you for sharing your home. It was perfect. We will be back.
Debbie W

Food for the soul
Wow, a fantastic homely cottage which is so charming, extremely well equipped and comfortable home from home. We holidayed with our dog, Niko, a big American Akita and he also enjoyed a chilled out week, the garden is totally enclosed and dog friendly, superb walks from the doorstep. We know the area well, but the views from the back bedroom and living room across Wensleydale to Pen Hill were spectacular. All of the locals were so friendly, there are some great places to eat close by and Leyburn is a short drive away if we needed any provisions. The owners obviously take a great pride in their property and Jenny rang during the course of our stay to ensure all was well which it was. Loved the cottage, loved the area, loved the fantastic scenery, Shirley, Phil and Niko
Phil c

We liked the welcoming comfort of the cottage. A well equipped country kitchen, dog friendly boot room, enclosed garden and comfortable beds. The area has lots to see, beautiful scenery, lovely villages, great pubs ( many dog friendly) and very friendly people.
Mrs Winder

Services / Facilities:

Oil central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books and games. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking by cottage on first come, first served basis. Rear enclosed garden with furniture. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops and pubs 1 mile. Note: Max 4 people.

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Single Beds: 1
Double Beds: 2

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine

Approximate Location

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Wensley, Holy Trinity Church - 1.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Bolton Castle - 2.3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Coverham, Holy Trinity Church - 3.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Coverham Abbey - 3.6 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Middleham Castle - 4.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Braithwaite Hall - 4.3 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Constable Burton Hall Gardens - 5.7 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Jervaulx Abbey - 6.9 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Richmond Castle - 8.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Millgate House and Gardens - 8.7 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

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