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Yorkshire Dales Self Catering cottage, Craven Forge, Skipton, sleeps 3

Areas: Yorkshire Dales

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Craven Forge

Craven Forge, Skipton, Yorkshire

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 3

Pricing From: £272.00

This wing of the owner's home situated less than 4 miles from Skipton sleeps three people in two bedrooms.

Craven Forge is a two storey wing of the owner's home, set next to a canal and less than 4 miles from Skipton, known as The Gateway to the Dales. This cottage sleeps three people in two second floor bedrooms, consisting of one king-size double and one single, as well as a second floor bathroom. The cottage also has a first floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.

Outside there is off road parking for two cars and a patio with furniture. With walks and cycle routes, Skipton nearby and many attractions to visit in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, makes Craven Forge an ideal base to stay.


Excellent location, everything you need is provided and it is extremely clean and a few footsteps from the Leeds to Live
Impeccably clean and well kept modern wing of a larger property. Immediately behind is the gorgeous Leeds to Liverpool canal (that you can walk or cycle for miles along in either direction) and a lock / gate with a memorial to a Polish flight crew. Walks along the canal and up and over to Bradley and the very cosy and friendly Slater's Arms were fabulous. This is a wonderful location to reach many fabulous attractions and towns; we visited the following: Skipton (lovely old town with canal and boats for hire); Harrogate (Betty's is a must); Grassington; Malham Tarn and Malham Cove; Ribblehead Viaduct; York, where you can easily spend a day - use park and ride - it's easy; walked up to Lund's Tower (about 12 miles round trip): the very local village of Cononly is a short walk and lovely and more. Local restaurants deliver and there's a really good variety in Skipton a short 3 - 4 miles away. The owner was responsive and friendly when we asked any questions and everything was easy. There is parking. We even had some pleasant surprises with some very nice little extras provided by the owner. Thanks. It did not bother us, but it does front onto a very busy road, which is noisy. The property is triple glazed or more, so you can shut the noise out but that makes it quite warm in the summer. It is wise to turn left and then turn round down the road rather than try to turn right (I managed twice). Environmentally could be slightly improved: we couldn't recycle more than cans and glass and for some reason the toilet cistern filled up with hot water, which seemed a little wasteful of energy and of little value. Downstairs is cosy and the kitchen small but was adequate for our needs for a week and it had beautiful views from the living room, which is provided with a dining table and chairs, large screen TV with DVD player and DVDs. There is a fridge, oven and two rings for cooking and all crockery and cutlery is on hand - we didn't need anything. Upstairs is spacious and airy, clean and well decorated and maintained. One large bedroom has a double / king bed and the other a single but with plenty of room and storage space. Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay - thank you.

The part I loved best was looking out of the window at the antics of the sheep in the fields, plus the lovely walks from the door along the canal were brilliant.
Mrs harrison

This house is right on the Leeds to Liverpool canal and is fantastic for walking along the canal path into Skipton. The owner had left fresh flowers, milk, tea, coffee and a nice bottle of wine which was a lovely thought. The views are fantastic and the accommodation very clean and cosy and parking for 2 cars. The property is on a very busy A road and although the property has got secondary glazed windows it can very loud, in the double bedroom there is a round window that is only double glazed so the owners supply a big pillow put in the hole to help with the noise, we did not find this helped at all so sleeping could be a problem. There are some steps up to the door, the stones were very lose and when you stepped on them they flipped up. The property would not suite people with physical disabilities because of the access to the door and the stairs in the property. We enjoyed our stay at the Craven Forge and would recommend it .

The cottage was decorated and furnished to an excellent standard, with lovely personal touches. Everywhere was spotlessly clean.
Mrs Pugh

A comfortable cosy cottage in a good position for touring the dales.
Mrs Johnson



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Nearest Attractions

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

Skipton Castle - 2.9 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

East Riddlesden Hall - 6.1 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Bolton Abbey - 6.1 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Barden Tower - 6.7 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Bronte Parsonage Museum - 6.8 miles (Museum) Heritage Rating

Haworth, St Michael's Church - 6.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

The Strid - 6.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Barden Bridge - 6.8 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Top Withens - 7.7 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

Bracewell, St Michael's Church - 8.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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