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Self-Catering Skipton

Hallam's Yard Family Cottage in Skipton, North Yorkshire

From: €373 weekly Guests 5 Rooms 3 Bathroom 1

Hallam's Yard Family Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
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.

Area
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.

Region
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?

Amenities
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.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Edwards
August 2020
Fabulous situation in the heart of Skipton.. Comfortable accommodation in pretty terraced cottage. The Royal Shepherd pub around the corner serves excellent food and the canal is so close. We had a magical week in our holiday home.
Mrs Edwards, August 2020
August 2020
This was a great place to stay really convenient for the Dales and skipton is a lovely town to stay.. House was really cosy and great location
Miss Reilly, August 2020
July 2020
Could do with a freshen up and better cooking equipment
Mrs Smith, July 2020
December 2019
Loved the living space.. It was cosy and inviting. The location is superb being so close to the High Street, canal, pubs and restaurants. It was our 2nd time in the Hallam's Yard area and we will definitely be going back.
Mr Mothersele
March 2019
This cottage is in a quiet area although in the centre of Skipton.. It is very convenient for shops, bars etc. The local area is fabulous for walking and sightseeing.
Mr Robertson
February 2019
Great cottage, quiet but in a central location.. Warm and cosy. Would recommend to anyone wanting a holiday in Skipton.
Mr Corcoran
November 2018
The cottage is well placed for all the local amenities.. It is quite comfortable with the only downsides being very poor light for reading in the lounge and a sometimes noisy heating system.
Mrs Jones
November 2018
Really enjoyed the holiday.. Thought the cottage was in an excellent position as it was very central for Skipton but very quiet.
Miss Brook
October 2018
The cottage was very conveniently located in Skipton just off the Main Street, yet even with this closeness surprisingly quiet and very comfortable.. The allocated parking space was very useful and it meant no stressing about where to park after going on for the day! If you had little ones like us the only slight issue we had was to make sure you move all the low lying breakable ornaments....... It was a fantastic week and we may well be back in the future thank you
Mrs Budge
September 2018
Central Skipton with parking was ideal.. Cottage was comfortable and clean. Dealing with Sykes cottages staff was a pleasure; professional, friendly and efficient. Thank you x
Mr Greenwood
August 2018
We booked the cottage for family members.. They loved it: the location, the high standard of furnishing, towels, welcoming Yorkshire Parkin cake and the wide selection of DVD's . It would have been good to have a washing line as the weather was good. I know they are expensive to run but a tumble drier for the wet days would also be good. My family would like you to pass on their personal thanks to the owner, for the obvious care and attention to the fabric and decor. Thank you. .
Mrs Gatt
March 2018
The main thing about this listing is the same thing that occurred with the other Holiday cottage I rented through Sykes last year - lack of pertinent information.. The first thing that happened was that I didn't know how to lock the door. It may have seemed to the owner that it was obvious how to do it, but coming from abroad I was unfamiliar with that kind of door. It was extremely difficult to contact the owner, though Sykes tried very hard to do so. It was only that I had talked to a neighbour previously, who showed me how to get to the cottage - again not in the details - that I knocked on his door and asked him how to lock/unlock the door, and he kindly came and showed me, by which time Sykes had got through to the owner who said that I had to lift the handle to engage the mechanism. How would I have known this? Why not put it in the details. Why did I have to bother the neighbour about it? The cottage was as described in the details, it was the only suitable cottage available at the time I wanted to come over. Being a cottage for families, having three bedrooms, I would suggest they get a washer/dryer combined, as it was very inconvenient having to go to the Whiterose laundry on Brougham street to dry clothes. It would have been helpful if there had been better information about rubbish collection. When we got there both the blue and green bins were full to overflowing and obviously had not been emptied for a while. Although there were instructions about which of the two bins would be collected in which week, they were not clear as it said leave the bin at the end of the yard by the wall. Did they mean the end of Hallam's yard or the end of the bit of yard that belonged to number 21? And which wall were they meant to be left by? It was obvious other renters didn't know either. On the day the binmen were meant to come we left the bin where it was - the same place where all the other bins for the cottages were kept - it was the wrong place - because it wasn't collected. It was important to us to have a parking space as we had a rental car - if I was the owner I would put a sign on the wall stating which space was for number 21.
Sandy T
July 2017
We were looking to stay in or around skipton for a week, and wanted 3 bedrooms for our kids to sleep in separately. Our first impression was that the property was a little bit small and dark, however we warmed to the place over the course of the week. Our kids are aged 1.5 and 4. The stairs are steep although handily there is a door at the bottom which stops our youngest climbing them. Upstairs was a different story with the risk of a tumble so we were careful and watched our toddler like a hawk when he was upstairs. The property was clean and tidy when we arrived. We had to move some breakable stuff out of reach of little hands though, however it was mostly child friendly. Upstairs there are 3 bedrooms and a bathroom. 2 double bedrooms and a single. One of the double bedrooms has lots of storage space and a bit of extra floor space. The other double has a chest of drawers but it's pretty tight (no space for a travel cot and no hanging space which was fine for us). The single bedroom has a small wardrobe. There were bedside tables throughout. There is also a travel cot which we didn't try as we brought our own (paranoid!). The bathroom is a standard affair with toilet basin and bath with electric shower everything clean and worked fine. There were some nice touches such as bath toys for the kids etc. The Wi-Fi worked fine and there was a coffee machine which we didn't try. Microwave was a bit annoying as the timer doesn't work so we had to time stuff using phones etc. There was a high chair which came in handy. It was nice to have some essentials provided in the kitchen. The owners obviously care and this sort of thing makes a difference. I'm talking about stuff like cling film, washing up liquid etc. Overall we had a great holiday. Generally we aren't the the people who would do the same holiday twice so we won't be back, but we certainly don't regret booking 21 Hallams yard.
Sandy T
July 2017
Fantastic location, cooker small.. Car parking easy. Very clean.
Mrs Grundy
January 2017
Wonderful location just 2 mins into Skipton high street with lots of eating places and lovely pubs.. Skipton has plenty to offer.
Mrs Hewson
November 2016
INFORM Y OUR PATRONS NOT TO USE THE STEPS AT NO.. 17 WE FELL FOUL OF THE LADY WHO LIVES THERE. NOT KNOWING THE STEPS WERE PRIVATE. REGARDS.M.L.HEWSON
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 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.
Mmmmmmcake
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.
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!
KatherineB229
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.
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!
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.
comcox
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.
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.
Miss Newby
April 2013
The cottage and location were perfect.
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.
Mr Pell
July 2012
Very close to town yet very secluded.
Mr Brown
January 2012
The comfortable condition of the house and the proximity to the town.
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