Self-Catering Yorkshire Dales National Park

Blacksmith Cottage Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire

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From: €333 weekly Guests 2 Rooms 1 Bathroom 1

Key Features

  • Pet Friendly
  • Garden

Property Description

Holiday home
Formerly a blacksmith's workshop, this cottage is located in the heart of Grassington - one of the most popular villages in the Yorkshire Dales. This beautiful ground floor studio has been well furnished to provide elegant accommodation in a fabulous spot. This is a great location for a couple on a romantic break or for a pair of friends to enjoy the stunning scenery of North Yorkshire. Just a minute's walk from the village centre, the cottage is well placed for local amenities and activities within the area such as those at Bolton Abbey, the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Grassington itself.

Accomodation Details
All ground floor. One king-size bed. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area & sitting area, separated from king size bed by Victorian screen. Rear entrance to approx 4 steps leading to patio area.

With traditional stone cottages and shops clustered around the cobbled market place, Grassington is one of the most charming villages in the Yorkshire Dales National Park and offers exceptional shopping facilities for a settlement of its size. With a monthly farmer's market offering a mouth-watering range of organic and home-made produce from farms nearby, it's easy for visitors to discover real, local food. This is also an excellent area for walking with the River Wharfe and extensive Grass Woods to the north offering stunning scenery as a backdrop. Bolton Abbey with its Abbey ruins, the Priory and the famous "Strid Walk" is close by and offers a number of interesting sights as does the elegant town of Ilkley, situated in the shadow of the famous Ilkley Moor.

From heather-clad moors and limestone scars, to market towns and the steady pace of country life - the sublimeDales 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. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine with airer and outside line. Dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, small selection of books/DVDs. All fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Free parking in village square 100 metres from studio (guests can pull up outside property to load/unload). Rear patio with garden furniture (shared with first floor studio). One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop & pub 1 min walk. Note: Property is accessed via one step.

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Self-Catering Reviews

Mr Boother
June 2019
Wonderful cottage every thing you needed home from home beautiful location great pubs food would highly recommend it..
Mr Thornton
June 2019
The only issue staying at Grassington is the lack of parking, which we were unaware of until we arrived.. The accommodation was very good, clean and comfortable.
Mr Murphy
January 2019
Firstly the description of this property as a cottage, when it is plainly no more than a bed sit, was blatantly misleading.. Oven was so in need of a good clean, it set off the fire alarm every time we used it and there was a shortage of oven ware. Shared access to the garden does not work when both sets of occupants have dogs, so great care was needed when letting dogs out. First few days went ok, till the bedsit above was let, and due to the presumably wooden floors, it sounded like a herd of wildebeest had moved in. We could hear every time the occupants moved, and that included night time toilet visits. This was the final straw, and we left two days early. To be fair, despite the property being tiny, it was warm and reasonably comfortable, but severely let down by the above points. Second cottage in in less than six months booked with Sykes, in my opinion lacking in several aspects, will make me thing long and hard before any repeat booking.
Mrs Noble
December 2018
The cottage was beautiful.. Cosy on a evening. Everything you needed at hand. Cleanliness was of high standard too. Tv could of done to be up graded poor reception on all channels. And one side of the enormous bed had seen better days husband was sliding out at one side. Would recommend to friends. Thank you for a enjoyable stay. Village was wonderfull too.
Mrs Alexander
October 2018
It is called a cottage but it's a studio, and the photos were really deceptive and made the place look much bigger than it was.. As is actually a cottage split into 2 it was very noisy when there was people up stairs.
Mrs Drinkall
August 2018
The cottage was just perfect, it was cosy, very clean, very close to the square, but best of all it was dog friendly..
Mr Ibbotson
June 2018
The accommodation is a perfectly comfortable, well appointed ground floor bedsit.. We stayed 3 nights at the opening weekend of the Grassington festival and this place is slap bang in the middle of the town. Uphill on one side of you is the old enigmatic graveyard, and going downhill next door but one you have an excellent chippy (didn't smell and is only open a couple of hours a day) and best of all next to this is the Blackhorse. You may think, like me, that's perfectly located, but then there are 3 more pubs within a couple of minutes of this, all the fine arts and crafts shops, and also tearooms aplenty if you like that type of thing. If you like to sit in or drink tea in the garden then this is not really the place for you to stay. However this is Grassington, it's in the Yorkshire Dales, so who in their right mind is going to stay in. We like to walk too and there are numerous great walks from Grassington. We hiked to Kettlewell and back via Conistone Dib and the following day we did a walking tour of the local villages - Linton, Thorpe, Burnsall, Hebden - and then a gentle stroll down the Wharf back to Grassington. We have stayed all over the dales in many types of cottages and this is probably the smallest but we would stay here again. Oh and the locals will make you feel so welcome.
Mr West
May 2018
One of the best we have stayed in..
Mr Stark
February 2018
The location of the cottage was a bit restrictive for parking but the Town Square was ideal to park only a small away.. The village was lovely and located in a nice part of North Yorkshire. We will be back sometime soon.
May 2017
Blacksmith Cottage was nicely furnished and the bottle of wine waiting for us on arrival was a friendly touch. Its location next to the fish and chip shop and a few yards from the centre of the village was ideal. The bed was comfortable and the accommodation was very quiet - the chip shop is only open 4 or 5 days a week and closes by 7 at the latest. There was no-one in the upstairs rental so I don't know whether you might be disturbed by people walking around overhead. The owners had left basic essentials, e.g. washing powder, kitchen roll, toilet roll, plasters (v. useful one evening). The only downside was that it was a bit cramped. The bed took up a lot of the living/bedroom and if one partner gets up a lot earlier than the other, there isn't anywhere very comfortable to sit and read the paper etc.
May 2017
I didn't realise the whole property was one big room until opening the front door.. Parking a bit of a nightmare and there were no rubbish bins
Mr Jeffrey
October 2016
The town and surrounding area well exceeded our expectations and was an area we will reconsider visiting on our next trip to England..
Mrs Taylor
October 2016
Very cosy cottage.. Owner very helpful and solved broadband issue. Quite noisy due to occupants above but owner is already looking in to further soundproofing. Not much parking very near cottage but excellent solution was weekly parking permit in Dales National Car Park about 5 mins away - but well worth it as gave free parking in all other Dales car parks. Excellent food in village. Would highly recommend.
Mrs Blair
July 2016
We found that the cottage beautifully kitted out and very comfortable in every way. The bed in particular was wonderfully comfortable.
November 2015
Had a really wonderful week in this quaint cottage. I was very impressed by the quality of the interior, it was tastefully decorated with nice period furnishings. I felt completely at home as soon as I arrived. The whole place was clean and fresh. The owner has paid great attention to detail and it pays off marvelously. The bottle of wine is a lovely touch and reinforces the owners' desire to ensure you have a good time. The cottage is well placed for the town's amenities as it is just off the main square. There are three nice pub/restaurants within a hundred yards and a few yards further on there is a convenience store and a newsagent as well as gift shops etc. This was my first cottage holiday and it is going to be very difficult to better the experience - Thank you
Mr Race
April 2015
An excellent cottage in a great location!
March 2015
In a very central position in Grassington. The studio is small and very well equipped,although may have too much furniture and unnecessary ornaments. The bathroom was a little chilly. On arrival, the remote control for TV was missing. We contacted the owner who suggested we look under the be bed! She contacted us later to say the previous tenant had taken it home with her. No replacement was offered. As we were only there for 3 nights it never appeared.
Mr Mcdonald
March 2015
A home from home in a great location. Grassington is a lovely village with enough shops, pubs cafes, some good walks and friendly locals. Blacksmith Cottage is central and has all the facilities needed for a stay here - well equipped kitchen and huge bed with a small, enclosed patio, which is very handy if you have a hound with you.
January 2015
This is an absolutely delightful studio set right in the heart of Grassington. I booked it as a Christmas present for my husband and we both had a great time. We stayed there in a week when the temperatures were below zero and snow lay on the ground. It was very comfortable and cosy. There is one room with a large bed and a couple of sofas and chairs. The kitchen and dining table are around the corner. It is extremely well stocked. All the usuals but also books, DVDs, guides as well as tea and coffee. Even a bottle of wine!! The location is ideal. At that time of year we were able to park the car in the square. Within a few yards were three pubs, a hotel with restaurant, an indian take-away and a fish and chip shop. We ate at all of them!! We also bought cakes from the cafe opposite the cottage. They were all good. We also visited the Old Hall Inn at Threshfield (perfect for fish and chips) and had the tasting menu at The Angel at Hetton. Lovely flat in a great village. Would highly recommend.
Mrs Hughes
January 2015
This was a very comfortable studio in an excellent location. It was well furnished and extremely well equipped. The owners supplied more than one would expect. I would highly recommend. Snow lay on the ground for our week there and it was always warm and cosy.
Mrs Binder
November 2014
The cottage was really cosy, warm and very welcoming. We really enjoyed our stay.
Mr Chapman
October 2014
Location is great for walking and amenities. The cottage is warm and very comfortable.
Mrs Kelly
September 2014
This was a lovely, cosy cottage in a great location with plenty of shops and hotels in the village. Plenty of walking on the doorstep and further afield. The wifi signal was excellent too.
Caroline K
September 2014
We stayed in this little cottage in Aug/Sept 2014 and found it to be very charming and well equipped. The location is fabulous for lots of walking in the Yorkshire Dales and Grassington is a lovely place to be based as it is a lovely friendly village. There are three hotels that allow dogs and the food is acceptable pub food. If there was one downside, I would struggle to find one but it would be that it is a studio and quite small. However, the layout is very well done and there is a huge bed.
June 2014
We live relatively close by and as I work from home wanted to relax and be away from my working/home environment. Staying at blacksmith cottage made me think why do we need big houses and lots of clutter that we never use. It was compact, very well equipped, extremely clean and we were welcomed by a lovely bottle of wine. The weather was kind to us and we did what we planned to do...absolutely nothing. It was wonderful and I would highly recommend a stay here. Perhaps next time we will try lotties loft upstairs!
Miss Nelson
April 2014
Everything was as it said it was on the website. It was very clean and had plenty of everything, very pleased and would definitely stay again and recommend to friends.
Mr Flood
March 2014
Everything was great, it was our second time at this cottage. We will be back.
January 2014
The location of the cottage is excellent , very cosy cottage, We went on some great walks around grassington and to come back and relax in evening was wonderfull. huge very compy bed as well, lovely village, if you don't want to cook, plenty of places to eat out. .loved it that much already booked another weeks stay. what more can I say...
Mr Gibbon
December 2013
We loved the location of Blacksmiths Cottage near the centre of Grassington, a lovely Dales Village. There were plenty of facilities, pubs, restaurants and shops to make our stay enjoyable. We are keen walkers, and despite the bad weather on most days we were able to take 3 to 4 hour walks directly from the cottage. Altogether a memorable and enjoyable stay.
Mr James
December 2013
Beautiful welcoming cottage with relaxing feel excellently decorated for the festive season excellent access to local amenities and public transport.This holiday fully met our needs and expectations.
Mr Lovell
December 2013
First time attended the Dickensian Weekend and it certainly come up to expectation. The cottage we stayed was absolutely brilliant. It was, what my wife I have been looking to buy for many years.
Mr Flood
October 2013
Lovely comfortable cottage. Excellent location in Grassington. Great walks. Everything was really nice.
Mrs Sullivan
May 2013
Easy to book, wonderful cottage and a very relaxing holiday. Would recommend it to friends.
May 2013
We chose this rental on the basis of the favourable reviews, and expected slightly better than we got. It was fine in terms of size, and very convenient for the village. But there were too many things not working or in need of repair - we called the owner who retuned the TV for us and replaced the five light bulbs that were not working. But the radio was hopeless, there was broken shelf in the fridge and the fitted sheets didn't fit the bed. So it would benefit from a bit of a health check and improvement before the season really gets going.
Mr Rayson
December 2012
Lovely cosy cottage and very central for all the village amenities. The Christmas decorations, Christmas cake and bottle of wine were a nice touch. Perfect for a weekend break.
Mrs Johnson
December 2012
We liked the attention to detail and arriving at a very warm cottage on a very cold winters day. The wine and home made Christmas cake was a nice touch.
October 2012
Beautiful cottage, ideal location and cosy. Overall, thoroughly enjoyable holiday and we would recommend.
Mrs Wilson
October 2012
The cottage is perfect for a walking holiday, perfectly situated for pubs and restaurants, very cosy would definitely go back.
Mrs Russell
September 2012
Great, well equipped cottage in a good location.
Mrs Laybock
September 2012
Very clean. Very pretty decor and furnishings. Well stocked kitchen. Heating very efficient. The most comfortable bed I've ever slept in! Beautiful location with lovely shops and food available very close by.
Mr Langford
July 2012
A great area for walking.
Mrs Scott
July 2012
Our second visit to Blacksmith cottage - as a couple it served our needs, it was quaint, well presented and the area was a good base.
Mr Smith
July 2012
The cottage is situated in a very convenient place, the interior was very clean and had all the necessary facilities - the kitchen in particular was very well appointed. Grassington is a lovely town to stay in and a very welcoming place.
July 2012
This studio apartment is compact, very clean but with too much space taken up by furniture and knick knacks. However the kitchen was very well equipped and stocked and the bed huge and comfortable and the bathroom clean and well presented. The sitting out area was very disappointing, full of weeds and garden furniture dirty and unusable which was a shame as we were there for one of the rare warm dry spells. It is ideally situated for the village and for walking the dales. Parking to unload and load vehicle can be difficult.
Mrs Jones
February 2012
A quality studio let, with lots of little extras. A very comfortable cottage, lovely super king-size bed, tastefully furnished and decorated. A very enjoyable break in a lovely village. We parked the car and were able to leave it until the end of our break. Great walking country and good pubs in the village.
September 2011
it was in a good spot in grassington really nice and homely everything in it you could need only downfall was very noisey people above us but you cant help that
Mrs Smith
July 2011
Being near to the square and shops, and the ground floor accommodation was wonderful. We will be coming back - we had a fabulous holiday and everyone was so friendly.
Mrs Burton
June 2011
The location was excellent and Grassington is a beautiful place. Very dog friendly and a good choice of eating establishments.
May 2011
The cottage was beautifully furnished and had everything we needed for a relaxing weekend break. The location cannot be faulted as you are only a few steps away from the village square with it's many shops, pubs and restaurants - we would definitely recommend the cottage
Mr Austin
May 2011
We loved the internal décor of the property. Grassington is a beautifully quaint little village with cobbled streets and loads of lazy amenities like a chippy, an Indian take away plus of course a few pubs.
Mr Maxwell
March 2011
Beautiful studio cottage in prime location, very well designed layout and tasteful decoration. We couldn't find any faults whatsoever and had a most enjoyable weekend.
March 2011
my husband and I went for his 60th birthday (our dog also came)...we went dec/jan and the xmas tree was a lovely touch... we enjoyed every minute... cosy..well equipped..comfortable and very clean.. situated right in the middle of the village...we will certainly be back...
Mrs Farrington
January 2011
Being able to take our dog away with us. It was lovely that he was allowed in all the pubs so we could have some meals out.
Mrs Murphy
October 2010
Good standard for a studio; cosy and clean. 'Devonshire Hotel' great for food, lovely cafes. 'Grassington Hotel' good for drink and excellent meals.
Mrs Kerry
August 2010
The cottage is very pretty, comfortable and well equipped. The location is excellent and there are lots of places to visit with excellent walks nearby.
Mr White
July 2010
Great cottage! Absolutely amazing! High standard on everything. We were super pleased!
Mr Nicholas
June 2010
Convenience of location in centre of Grassington. The cottage, although small, was very well equipped and clean.
Mrs Jones
May 2010
Excellent furnishings and decor - great attention to detail; very tasteful. Good location and simple short walk to several good pubs for an evening meal. Wonderful countryside for hikers and dogs!
Mrs O'Brien
March 2010
Excellent walking and fantastic 'dog-friendly' pubs which serve delicious food.
Mr Fisher
January 2010
The cottage was very cosy and in a great location.
Mr Leslie
January 2010
The Christmas decorations were a nice touch.
December 2009
All drinking mugs were chipped or cracked & base sheet on bed was soiled I had to wash it & put back on bed but other than that the place is in a lovely position & the local people were great
December 2009
No problem to find the key. The home has been furnitured with much love for the detail. Well equipped. The backyard would probably have looked friendlier if the weather had been better. The landscape around is great, especially the Dales. Ideal start for traveling, walking, sightseeing. We enjoyed our visit to very much.
December 2009
Fantastic instructions re arrival.The cottage was a large studio with en suite, but very cosy and sweet. We used it as a base for our walking holiday, but it was lovely to come back to in the evening. The cottage is in the centre of Grassington and ideally placed to stroll home from one of the many pubs and restaurants. Grassington also has a small supermarket, bakers (great first thing in the morning to stock up with drinks and sandwiches before our walk) and numerous delightful gift shops. The only slight problem was that the cottage was on a narrow hill and it was very difficult to get the car down. As there was no parking, the car had to be parked elsewhere and you had to walk to the cottage. I could see this would be a problem to anyone who had difficulty in walking too far. Overall an excellent place to stay and very dog friendly.
Mr Blair
September 2009
A little bit of heaven in a bigger bit of heaven.
Mr Mrs King
August 2009
Well-equipped. As walkers, we found Grassington well placed for a week of excellent walking.
Mrs Woods
August 2009
Lovely, well equipped accommodation. Grassington was a great village and a good base for exploring Yorkshire. Fantastic walks, places to go and great places to eat.
Mrs Wingfield
July 2009
Grassington is a beautiful little town. The property was very well equipped and the interior is of a very high standard. Would recommend it to anyone.
Mrs Barker
June 2009
This property is in a lovely location with plenty of amenities within the village
Mr Davies
May 2009
The cottage was very well appointed and clean.
Mrs Scott
May 2009
Grassington was a good base for touring around the Dales, the property was extremely comfortable and tastefully furnished. It was a very dog friendly area, and we were able to take the dog in many places with us.
Mr Lawrence
April 2009
The cottage was very nice and just what we wanted from a cottage in the Dales. It was perfect for a couple.
Ms Dawson
April 2009
The location - in the centre of a lovely village with enough eateries so that we didn't have to make a car journey in order to eat out. The bed was also very comfortable.
Mrs Hart
March 2009
Excellent property with such a good central location. Will be returning. Fantastic walks on your door step, no need to move the car.
Mr Ince
February 2009
Excellent location, well appointed.
Mr Beckett
February 2009
Great location, just busy enough to be handy and not too busy to be a nuisance.
Mr Bull
October 2008
Very nice cottage, lovely and cosy. Good location. It was wonderful. Will book again
Mr Martin
July 2008
Clearly a great location, close to village centre, and a great plus having a BBQ grill out back. The bed is very comfortable and just fits the bill after a day's walking/cycling. A cosy and memorable stay.
Mrs Brady
June 2008
Good location, convenient for local facilities. Able to go on walks without taking car. Cottage compact with all the facilities we needed.
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