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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

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.


a perfect stay
This is a gorgeous cottage in a lovely location. It is situated in a small village not far from Leyburn . The cottage is equipped to a very high standard with lovely log stove and comfy clean beds. It is ideal for a stress free getaway. Fab views from the lounge and many walks from the door. It is also pet friendly .The stairs are a little steep and would be difficult for anyone not used to stairs, but it ticks all the right boxes and the owner is very friendly. Although there are no shops or pubs in the village, it is a nice walk to Leyburn where there are lots of choices. We also took a taxi one night to Leyburn. We would recommend this property and will be returning in the future.

If you like the country you'll love Emcot cottage, luxury in an unforgettable setting.
Located in lower Wensleydale, its namesake preservation railway runs to the south of the property midway between Leyburn and Redmire. Beyond the line which can be viewed from the rear garden and upstairs rooms lies the outline of Penhill, a perfect backdrop to a scene of green fields and farm animals. The hill itself is easily accessible by car from West Witton with only a short mile and a bit scramble to the summit. If you manage to drag yourself away from the cosey kitchen diner, upstairs veranda or garden patio do pay a visit to the Blue Lion at East Witton. Bolton Castle is well worth a visit as is a trip to Grassington via Kettlewell over Park Rash for a hair-raising drive.

Short winter walking break
Emcot is the perfect walker's (plus dog) location with great routes straight from the door, incredible views and amazing facilities. Not only this, but the owner of the property took the time to meet us and show us around, with log burner lit and kettle on. We were made to feel very welcome as was the dog! The boot room is an excellent feature for walkers enabling us to change out of walking gear and dry off the hound before entering. The kitchen was ideal - high quality cookware and spacious, even stocked with above basic store cupboard so we didn't need to bring/buy too much. The view from the back bedroom (and of course the balcony on the second floor!) is stunning. Also, the wifi actually worked, which must be a first in all our short breaks. Priced fairly with generous living space and homely feel, would recommend to anyone, especially walkers and those who love the outdoors and being cosy when you're indoors.

Not really dog friendly
Emcot was a lovely place to stay, ideally located in a quiet village yet close to Leyburn where you can get all your shopping. The cottage was very well equipped and the owners had obviously put a great deal of thought into this. The views at the back were gorgeous and the garden was a lovely place to sit in the sunshine, garden was ideal for our nearly blind dog as it was fully enclosed. We decided to use the back bedroom to take advantage of the view each morning when we woke up, the bed was very comfy and the bed linen felt luxurious. Sadly we rarely used the stunning first floor living room, as we were disappointed to find that the owners stated that dogs were not allowed in there in the welcome pack notes. Had we known this we WOULDN'T have booked this cottage! As responsible dog owners we always bring blankets for our dog to use when we rent a holiday cottage - the same way we use blankets for him at home, we don't want carpets and soft furnishings spoiled either. We think if people bring their dog to an apparently dog-friendly cottage then their dog is usually part of the family and wants to be with it's owners - this wasn't possible at Emcot so a lot of the cottage's facilities were wasted on us. Our pet is nearly blind and gets very anxious if not with us so having him 2 floors down from us at night also caused issues - we had to take it in turns for a few hours each every night to stay downstairs with him on the lower ground floor, again not an ideal situation if wanting a relaxing holiday. Having said that I'd recommend this cottage in a heartbeat if you don't have a dog.

Couldn't have asked for more
We had a wonderful 3 nights stay with friends of ours in Bruce and Jenny's beautiful cottage. They went well out of their way to make arrival timings suit and even offered to come and collect us in their 4x4 if the taxi couldn't get up the road in the snow. The house is very cosy and comfortable with good size bedrooms, fantastic views and a wonderful warm kitchen with log burning stove...we spent hours by the fire reading and chatting. The village is small and quiet and a great starting point for lots of pretty walks. We were able to get a supermarket delivery to the house for most things and found Leyburn very well serviced for extra bits and pieces. The whole house is fantastically well equipped, especially the kitchen. Glorious place to spend new year, so glad we booked Emcot.



Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine


Single Beds

Double Beds


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 included in rent
Bed linen and towels included 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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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

Hudswell Woods - 7.9 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Bargate - 8.6 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

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