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Emcot in Preston-under-scar, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 4
3 rooms
2 bathrooms

Emcot description

Holiday home
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.

Situated close to Castle Bolton, Leyburn and the famous Aysgarth Falls is the picturesque Dales village of Redmire. Located along the Wensleydale Railway, which runs various steam trains during the summer, the settlement is also within easy reach of Castle Bolton, one of the best preserved medieval castles in Yorkshire and dating back to 1378. Much of the construction, composed of towers set around a rectangular courtyard, survived orders to destroy the famous castles of Yorkshire issued by Parliament during the Civil War. Carperby is close by too, and was an important centre for the Quaker movement and the largest building today is the classically styled Friends Meeting House, which overlooks the market cross and village green. Redmire itself is home to a traditional pub, which serves good food whilst there is an excellent range of amenities, shops and attractions in the nearby market town of Leyburn.

From heather-clad moors and limestone scars, to market towns and the steady pace of country life - the sublime Dales await you! Where else in Britain is it as satisfying to sit and do nothing as it is to explore the numerous pursuits on offer?

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.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi

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Mr Radley
June 2016
Emcot is a charming period house tucked away in the peaceful hamlet of Preston under Scar, a perfect location to explore the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The house spans over three floors, with a Juliet balcony on the second floor, the main living room, what a view. Fully equipped with every mod con and packaged beautifully, with really lovely decor. I would wholeheartedly recommend this home from home, as the base for a wonderful scenic experience. The house itself has everything you could want and more.
Mrs Cook
May 2016
Emcot was a comfortable, well equipped cottage situated in lovely surroundings.
Mrs Watson
April 2016
A beautiful cottage, very dog friendly, warm, cosy and in a lovely quiet village. Stunning views with fabulous walks right from the doorstep. The kitchen was so well equipped and a pleasure to use. The beds are very comfortable and the bed linen pristine and luxurious. There are lovely pubs very close by with excellent food. I cannot fault this cottage and location, can't wait to return.
Mrs Lewis
January 2016
The location of the cottage was great and many lovely places in the Dales were easily accessible. It was very cosy around the fire in the kitchen area. The kitchen was well equipped and the fridge was a very good size. The owner was particularly helpful and nothing was too much trouble. The views across the Dales from the cottage are wonderful and one morning we watched the sun come up from the bedroom and it was absolutely beautiful. Would recommend this delightful cottage for a break away.
Mrs Stitt
October 2015
The cottage is ideally situated for a walking holiday. The log burner in the kitchen is wonderful in the cold season. Locals very friendly and helpful.
Mrs Barguss
September 2015
The cottage we stayed in was full of character, and the view from the south facing windows was excellent. There was plenty of space and a lot of natural light.
Ms Pringle
October 2015
The cottage was a real home from home. It is wonderfully decorated. We loved the wood burner on the cold evenings.The village was in an ideal location with lots of fantastic local walks and we took advantage of the pubs in the nearby villages for some great food. A fantastic Autumn break and we will be back again.
Miss Janson
July 2015
The house was spacious, had lovely furnishings and the view to Penhill was marvellous. The garden was very nice to sit out in and was dog proof. Everything was as described.
Mrs Hall
June 2015
Liked everything! The cottage, scenery and weather were all wonderful! Highly recommended!
Mrs Blacker
June 2015
The cottage and everything in it was perfect. There were lots of lovely, thoughtful touches throughout; it was truly comfortable and cosy, with excellent information left by the owner. The views were amazing. We will be back.
Mr Downs
May 2015
It was a great pleasure to arrive at the cottage and find such a lovely place to stay. We particularly liked the kitchen dining area with the low, beamed ceiling and log burner which was warm and cosy during the chilly evenings. The view to the rear over the valley across to Penn Hill was stunning and the differing light on the landscape was a joy.
November 2016
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!
October 2016
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.
Debbie W
September 2016
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.
Phil c
August 2016
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
Chris S
August 2015
The cottage is beautiful especially loved the kitchen which was very well equipped. Views are stunning from the balcony and back bedroom. We had a great family holiday with lots to keep the kids entertained without having to travel too far. The neighbours and locals were so friendly as are the owners Jenny and Bruce who couldn't do enough to help. Locally would recommend the walk through condenser woods to the tea garden, Redmire falls and Castle Bolton. Lovely walks and great cycle routes from the door, will definitely be back.
March 2016
We would highly recommend this fantastic cottage. The booking process was smooth and the owner extremely friendly and helpful from the beginning. On arrival the cottage was a delight to explore and proved to be a everything you could want in a holiday home. The house is full of character and offers great views across to Penhill. The weather in March was surprisingly good and we even managed to enjoy a coffee on the balcony without being cold! The property is well equipped, especially the kitchen. We stayed in most nights to cook and it was honestly the best equipped kitchen we have ever encountered whilst on holiday. The boot room was handy when returning muddy from a walk and the general standard of the cottage was very high. Can't think of a single negative. A delight to stay in during colder weather as the cottage is surprisingly warm for an older property and you can make good use of the log burner. It would be nice in warmer weather as you could sit out on the balcony or in the garden and enjoy the view. Will certainly return. Preston Under Scar itself is a small and friendly village to stay in with some interesting walks from the village. Leyburn and Redmire are within walking distance and there is plenty to see in the local area so it was nice to not have to drive very far from the cottage each day.
July 2015
The house was spacious, had lovely furnishings and the view to Pen Hill was marvellous. The garden was very nice to sit out in and was dog proof and the balcony from the sitting room was an added bonus. The beds were very comfy and the kitchen was very well equipped. Everything was as described, even the excellent wifi reception. Preston under Scar is an excellent base for exploring Wensleydale, Swaledale, Arkengarthdale and Cotterdale. There are plenty of walks, wonderful driving routes and Castle Bolton is well worth a visit. I would highly recommend Campbells in Leyburn, 4 miles away, for groceries and an excellent selection of wines!
Anne Louise R
July 2015
The cottage feels as charming as it looks in pictures. We had an absolutely lovely stay in fairly mixed weather. The views and trips all around were very special. The village itself is very lovely with very welcoming people. Many thanks indeed for a lovely holiday.
May 2015
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful cottage. The views of the yorkshire dales are breathtaking and the the location is excellent. We would definitely recommend it and will be returning ourselves as it was just fabulous!
Mrs Winder
July 2016
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.
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