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Hallam's Yard Family Cottage in Skipton, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 5
3 rooms
1 bathroom

Hallam's Yard Family Cottage description

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Hallam's Yard is a terraced cottage in the centre of the Yorkshire Dales market town of Skipton. The cottage sleeps five people in three bedrooms (two doubles and one single) with a family bathroom. The rest of the accommodation consists of an open plan living area with a fitted kitchen, a dining area and a sitting area. Outside the cottage is parking for one car. Just a couple of minutes walk from the canal and the amenities of the town, Hallam's Yard is a superb cottage for a Dales holiday.

Skipton is well placed for visiting all that the Dales have to offer. This market town boasts an ancient castle open to the public, a beautiful old parish church and a market occupying the cobbled setts each side of the high street. Enjoy a canal trip on a traditional barge or visit Embsay Steam Railway, which has regular steam train excursions at the weekend and is only 1 mile away.

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?

Gas central heating with gas fire. Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, iPod dock, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair available. Off road parking for one car. Small front patio area with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 1 min walk. Note: Even though there is parking for one car, access to the property is not direct from the car park and does require guests to walk approx 75 yards along a row of cottages. Note: The stairs in the cottage are steep and may not be suitable for the very young or elderly.


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  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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October 2013
I rented this cottage for a week to have a small family reunion and it was a wonderful stay. These are not posh accommodations, but a cozy home filled with comfortable furniture and thoughtfully decorated with watercolor reproductions. Even when the weather outside was cold and wet, we had wonderful evenings gathered around the gas fire in the living room sharing stories. And the guys had an easy walk around the corner to the local pub, The Royal Shepherd Inn. Upon arrival I also found a welcome cake plus fresh milk in the fridge with tea in the cupboard--what a nice touch. The kitchen has all the necessary appliances and dishes/utensils for a small family. Although I admit the oven was a bit tricky to light, everything seemed to be in working order. There was a washing machine but no dryer. The kitchen table was a bit small--more comfortable for two than four. The bathroom had a full-size tub and with power shower that put out plenty of hot water. It could do with a large towel rack however. There are two double bedrooms and one single. The single is quite small and a bit crowded with both a desk and small wardrobe, but the double rooms were good size. All of the beds were very comfortable and that's what matters to me. The stairs are a bit steep but there are handrails on both sides. It would not do for someone with limited mobility however. The living room had lots of comfortable seating places and a television with a good selection of channels as well as a shelf of DVD movies for viewing. There were also books to read and boxed games. If you need a wifi connection, you can go to Costa Coffee at the bottom of Sheep Street where they offer it for free. And the location could not be better. Just a very short walk up the lane ("yard") led to a passage way directly onto the High Street where it intersects with Sheep Street with all the wonderful shops and cafes. We had a fantastic Sunday roast at the Woolly Sheep Inn (reservations in advance highly recommended as very small and very popular). In the other direction is the canal where you can take canal boat rides or walk the canal path. The train station is a 15 minute walk as are two major supermarkets (Morrison's and Tescos). This cottage is so close to everything, yet it's completely quiet. One note, however, on location. Even though the address in 21 Hallam's Yard, the actual parking space, house number and key box are at the back entrance on Canal Yard (there is no house number on the front door). The only negatives I encountered were that upon arrival I discovered that several of the clean towels left for us were still damp from washing and the single bedroom had not been made up. I managed to find bedding in the cupboard of the larger bedroom to make up the single bed and a call to Sykes Cottage office (the leasing agent) brought additional dry towels the next morning. So any negatives quickly taken care of. I truly enjoyed my stay here and would definitely rent this cottage again when I am in the area.
Mr Brown
January 2012
The comfortable condition of the house and the proximity to the town.
Mr Pell
July 2012
Very close to town yet very secluded.
Mrs Richardson
February 2016
What a stunning property in an amazing location! Literally a stones throw away from a lovely pub, the canal and the town centre. On arrival we were greeted by a cake, milk in the fridge for a brew and very helpful notes and local advice.
Richard S
September 2016
Brilliant location right in the centre of Town & minutes from everything. Easy to find & parking space invaluable - although it is set slightly higher than the property, which means you have to lift luggage down from a wall ! Facilities are as would be expected and everything was really neat , tidy and commendably clean. Seniors might note however that the internal staircase is quite steep & includes a curve. Although a fairly typical feature for a listed cottage, some folks might find it a bit challenging. Considering its central location it was really quiet & the little outside patio was really nifty - most helpful when returning from a walk & needing to remove your muddy boots etc.. All the neighbours were really friendly & helpful. We stayed for a week and would happily have stayed longer. All in all this was a lovely holiday cottage & we would not hesitate to book again. Skipton is a terrific town with a wonderful market, lots of decent independent shops & some totally excellent pubs for evening meals. Top marks all round.
Mrs Lee-Southon
November 2014
We loved the cottage, it was in a great location and was better than we expected! It was lovely and warm, very homely, and we didn't want to leave!
Mrs Bellars
September 2014
A lovely cottage in a really good location. It was well thought out for adults and children with plenty of books, games, DVDs etc. There was useful info folders and signs up around the house. Our 3 yr old loved it too and was instantly relaxed and happy - the cake left for us after a long journey helped!
Mrs Edwards
June 2014
A very comfortable cottage - had everything we needed. Because we don't drive the cottage was very close to the coach station. In the centre of town - lots of shops and places to eat. Skipton is a lovely place and the people are all very friendly. We enjoyed our holiday and would like to go back.
Mrs Lindsay
May 2014
Very comfortable cottage in a superb location. Having a parking space in a town like Skipton is a huge plus point.
Mr Woodward
November 2013
A real home from home cottage. All the important facilities right on the doorstep, and a great local pub (Cock Bottle), and the amazing Aagrah Indian restaurant on the canal-side. There is also the magnificent Yorkshire Dales just a stones throw away!
Miss Newby
April 2013
The cottage and location were perfect.
Ms Compton
October 2013
The location of this property is absolutely perfect; you can walk to everything but it is quiet. The sitting room was very cosy, and a great place for our family. I loved all the art work around the cottage.
Mrs Vass
April 2013
The location of the cottage meant we could travel by train from home in Bath and we did not need a car during our stay. There was much to see and do in spite of the snow on this occasion!
Ms Gwyddanes
October 2012
The quietness of the cottage and the nearness to the town centre and shops and transport. Parking good too. Felt very home-like. Good having large choice of books and DVDs.
Mrs Ellsworth
September 2012
Having a cosy place to return to at the end of each day. The central location of the property was ideal.
September 2014
Stayed for a long weekend while up for a wedding - 2 couples and 2 young children. This is a well stocked and very comfortable cottage in a great location. Owners were very helpful with questions and great to have tea, milk and cake in stock ready for us on arrival after long journeys.
April 2015
We booked this cottage for a base to explore the dales and to be near a town in case the weather as poor (which it was). We didn't realise just how central the house is, however it's in a really quiet location. It's what estate agents would describe as cosy, but has a nice gas fire, games for the kids and a good selection of DVDs. The house is less than a minutes walk from the centre of Skipton. The nearby Aagrah is worth a try as are the many many pubs. The house has newly installed wifi. If you have a baby, bring blackout blinds as the curtains in the larger bedroom are thin. Overall this was a great cottage in a central location and we'll use it again.
Trish B
July 2013
The property is old and needs updating. We encountered a few problems. We were 2 people travelling together needing separate rooms. After finding only one room made up on arrival I called the ph no provided & was assured someone would come in and make up a second bed. On returning from a night out we found it hadn't been done and eventually found linen to do it ourselves. We also had just one towel each for a 7 night stay. I called the no again in the morning and we received 3 more towels 2 days later, an odd no 4 2 people but I didn't want to call yet again. We also had to improvise with the clothes line as there wasn't anywhere to attach it on the opposite wall. Thank goodness for wheelie bins. Good points were location, a sunny backyard, a man who put out the bins and a well stocked kitchen.
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