Warm welcome from the owner and the cottage is very modern, clean and comfortable. It was a very pleasant short walk along the road, to the town centre, train station, canal and castle or from another direction, along the canal footpath. Boat trips and feeding the ducks, are other options, in this little oasis of calm. There are plenty of amenities, small shops, supermarkets, places to eat etc. and it is a very good base, for visiting other parts of the Yorkshire Dales. Beautiful countryside all around by car, train or bus - I would highly recommend.