Offering well-presented and cosy accommodation for four people â in one double and one twin room â this quaint cottage provides many original features, such as a picture window with views of Embsay crag, a Yorkshire stone floor in the kitchen and the Situated in a quiet position just a few hundred yards from Embsay village square is this charming stone built terraced property which has been lovingly restored. The pretty, mature garden provides a bike storage facility â a practical addition to the property â as well as an ideal place to enjoy a picnic or a good book in the sunshine. The traditional old pubs of the village... are only a short walk away, whilst the amenities of Skipton are within easy driving distance, making this a well-placed home-from-home for anyone looking to explore this glorious countryside.
Amenities: Gas central heating with gas fire. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Freeview, DVD player, radio/CD player, library of books, games and DVDs. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Roadside parking. Lockable bike storage on request. Use of mature garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop and pub 1 min walk. Note: The stairs have a semi-open aspect and therefore the property is not suitable for toddlers.
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?
Town: With a stone circle dating back to the Bronze Age, this quiet Dales village is of ancient origin. The lovely little town of Embsay was once the site of a monastic settlement in the 12th Century and still provides an exciting insight into the country's past. With the Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway and its award-winning authentic station buildings and steam trains as well as the Old Mill in the village, visitors can witness what the town may have been like in ages past. The Mill now boasts a needlecraft centre and coffee shop, however for all other amenities and attractions, the bustling market town of Skipton is close at hand. Nearby Bolton Abbey, Kilnsey and Grassington are all worth visiting, and with such beautiful surrounding countryside, it isn't hard to see why the area is so popular amongst walkers.
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Left on 02/13/2013 for a stay in December 2012 | Big al 23
The booking was very straight forward,and simple and the arrangement for key collection was again very simple. This can be a problem with some properties.
The cottage was very clean and homely and the owner had left a small gift for us, and had put a Christmas tree up in the lounge.The garden was very pleasant, and will be really good in the summer.
The location is good, a few minutes by car into Skipton,however we walked in a couple of times, trying to walk off the Christmas pudding, the pub is less than five minutes walk and it does good food.
There is a playground close by for the children.
The best thing about the cottage was the very well equipped kitchen, much better the the average.The worst thing was the parking. The cottage is in a row of terraced houses, and everyone has at least one car,so the parking is tricky. Having said that we got parked close by,most days.
All in all we had a really enjoyable week, and would certainly stay there again.
Keith and Irene
Box tree cottage is very comfortable and very central for the Yo
Left on 11/02/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Keith and Irene
We organised our rental of Box Tree cottage online from australia and this went smoothly; we had specific requests due to having family stay with us at the cottage and these were handled without any hassles by Sykes. Apart from having no freezer to freeze the food we cooked during the week and a bathroom sink that drained slowly; the cottage is well equipped and very comfortable. Embsay is situated close to Skipton, that has a marvellous castle and good shopping, with internet cafes, the town being central to visits to Grassington, Linton (mavellous pub food and an ancient church a mile out of Linton!), Burnsall (great pub and walk along the river) and many other beautiful villages and towns. Embsay itself has a post office, with very nice family running it, a good pub (I seem to mention pubs a lot!) and many good walks some of which are quite steep. Back to Box Cottage; the garden is lovely it rained a lot) and the parking is on the street but no problems.
All in all, my wife and I recommend Box Cottage without any reservations
West Kirby, Wirral
Comfortable, well-equipped and well -located cottage.
Left on 12/02/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Val Daly
Brochure details accurate, directions to home accurate, key pick-up easy and home clean and welcoming, with fresh flowers, tea, coffee and biscuits provided. The home was very well-equipped and very well-located.Nice outlook to rear of property over fields.
It provided very good value for money. Location was very good,very close to Skipton and several good, local attractions and importantly, a friendly local pub at the bottom of the road.
main drawback was the difficulty in parking on the road in front of the property, but there was usually a space free, even if a short walk away.
Cosy home from home
Left on 12/02/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Joy
A very clean and cosy little cottage in the village, a perfect place to stay with the exception of the on road parking which can be a bit conjested. Nevertheless we managed to park near the cottage each evening so it was not problem for us. Perfectly placed for touring the beautiful surrounding area.
A very comfortable and relaxing stay
Left on 05/15/2011 for a stay in March 2011 | Vivien
Fresh flowers, a packet of biscuits and provisions to make a cup of tea welcomed us into the cottage, which is very clean and well equipped. The village pub is very friendly and serves good food. The cottage is ideally located for exploring Skipton and the surrounding countryside by car and on foot.
4 Star Cottage
Left on 01/13/2011 for a stay in September 2010 | Aunty Strawberry
This is a very pleasant and well presented cottage which comfortably sleeps 4 it is in a lovely part of the world parking a little bit of a problem however we did manage. Very comfortable and Kitchen well kitted out, only thing that may be a problem would be if you needed to do any washing if a family was staying with children as the cottage does not have a washing machine. Overall this is a beautiful cottage and we will be returning to it in, hopefully not too distant future.
Jenny and Jane (sisters-in-law) from Colchester
Left on 11/17/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Jenny and Jane (sisters-in-law) from Colchester
Box Cottage was a welcoming and comfortable cottage to come home to after spending the day in one of the many beautiful places in the surrounding area. The Embsay to Bolton abbey railway (a short walk away from the cottage) was an added bonus; as were the sheep and pony at the bottom of the garden - even the cockerel seemed to be a late riser!
A nice play to come 'home' after our strolls
Left on 11/11/2010 for a stay in August 2010 | Family V.A.
The house had everything we needed. It was very clean. The view into the garden was lovely. We enjoyed this stay very much!
Lovely cottage in a great location
Left on 12/18/2009 for a stay in October 2008 | teacherveronica
A clean, well equipped holiday home in a lovely village. Great local walks and local pubs. Very close to Skipton. Would recommend.
Bay Tree Cottage is beautifully furnished and extremely comforta
Left on 12/18/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | Janet
The owners had thought of everything, including maps and guide books of the area, flowers, bread and milk on arrival, as well as all the extras in the kitchen cupboard. Beds were very comfortable and the heating efficient.
We especially enjoyed the pretty garden, with sheep and chickens in the field at the end of it.
The village shop, 5 minutes' walk away, stocked everything and we travelled on the steam railway from Embsay station (10 mins walk). The large market town of Skipton is a short bus ride away. There are wonderful places to explore a bit further afield, and excellent walks from the cottage. We would definitely return.
Cy and Tess
Our best holiday cottage experience.
Left on 12/18/2009 for a stay in September 2009 | Cy and Tess
The cottage exceeded all expectations. It was comfortable, warm and cosy. We had a wonderful welcome package of bread, milk and flowers which was most appreciated. The owners provided a booklet with all the information about the cottage and the surrounding areas with places to visit and to eat out. The garden was very pretty and well looked after and we were greeted each morning by hungry chickens in the adjoining field which we were pleased to feed. Very well situated for visiting the local area and a great pleasure to stay. We hope to come again.
Left on 12/12/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | Elizabeth
The cottage was first rate. It was clean,very well equiped and a good location. The views were fantastic and we hope to return.
The Williams family
Cosy cottage in magnificent location
Left on 12/08/2009 for a stay in October 2009 | The Williams family
This was the third time we had rented a cottage through Sykes and as usual the service was very good. The cottage was very cosy and equipped to a high standard. The owners were very nice indeed and had left some bread, milk and flowers which were very much appreciated. We once had a small problem with the gas fire and they came to see us and went out of their way to have the problem fixed. The cottage is situated in Embsay, a very nice village with two lovely pubs,a big crafts centre and small general store with post office. It's an ideal location for walking and we loved all the walking guides provided in the cottage. This was a walker's dream!! The beautiful town of Skipton is just five minutes away, as are Bolton Abbeye and all the lovely locations in the Dales National Park. I can't say there was anything we didn't like - we had a wonderful holiday and would certainly recommend this cottage to other people.
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