Canal Cottage

Canal-side relaxing escape, near Skipton.

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The Perfect Getaway

The Canal Cottage is the Perfect Cottage Getaway in Yorkshire Dales, in a tranquil spot along the Leeds-Liverpool Canal.

The Cottage is a comfortable, creatively designed and imaginatively furnished property in a tranquil spot on the Canal where you can watch canal boats going past your window. It is extremely well-equipped for self-catering yet close to a number of good pubs and restaurants. The property is located at the gateway to the Yorkshire Dales so provides an ideal base for a range of outdoor activities, but is also great for less active breaks, with its picturesque location, luxury bathroom, 2 SMART TVs and good internet access.

Canal cottage is dog friendly. We welcome up to 2 dogs per stay of any breed or size.

Enquiries about the cottage can be made via this website. Currently, bookings are taken directly via Airbnb. The link to the Airbnb listing is included in this website. We offer a flexible cancellation policy which guarantees a full refund up to 1 day before the start of your break.

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Why Visit The Canal Cottage

This area is perfect for walks along the canal towpath and on local moorland, with views across the Aire Valley. It is also an ideal  base from which to explore the Yorkshire  Dales and  Yorkshire’s ‘Bronte Country’. The locality is great for dog walking and there are some local dog friendly pubs. For those wishing to fully experience the canal, a number of local boat houses hire out day boats or organise skippered boat trips. The towpath between the cottage and Skipton has recently been upgraded to make it an excellent cycling route too.

Inside the cottage there is lots of information about things to do with walking maps of the local area too. Some of the most popular local attractions include the preserved Keighley and Worth Valley Railway, with restored steam trains, the viillage of Haworth with the Bronte Parsonage museum and many quaint shops and the market town of Skipton with its regular street market and many cafes, pubs and tea rooms. Less than an hour away is the city of Leeds and the town of Harrogate with its high end shops and historic spa.
Guests are more than welcome to contact us in advance of their stay to discuss specific interests and seek advice and information to plan their itineries.

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our Cottage Reviews

Amy
Amy
27. October, 2020.
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Such a lovely, light, airy space thats full of charm. We loved recharging our batteries at the cottage and was able to go on a dog walk down the canal daily. This meant that we didn’t have to use the car too much, which is sometimes one of our holiday stresses. The cottage has lots of added bonuses with the fully equipped kitchen, the smart tv, the canal views and lots of board games. The bed is really comfy and we both slept really well during our stay. The mezzanine area was an added bonus and a nice change from sitting downstairs. It’s a lovely cottage in a lovely little village. To be able to watch the narrow boats from the downstairs windows is such an experience. It’s in a great location and a great base for exploring further a field. We would definitely recommend Canal Cottage and hopefully able to visit again soon.
Ned
Ned
23. October, 2020.
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The cottage is beautiful and comfortable. Our host had thought of everything a two legged and four legged guest could wish for. The local walks and amenities are great and we couldn't have wanted anymore. It was a truly delightful break.
Leo
Leo
15. October, 2020.
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Lovely cottage in a lovely place. It was beautifully appointed and comfortable. Easy walking or cycling along the tow path and nice walks up onto the local hills. Slightly awkward access from the street but compensated by the charm of the location. Nice to be able to lock bikes in garage. Wood burning stove and plenty of dry wood was a bonus as was the smart TV and excellent kitchen.
Ed
Ed
10. October, 2020.
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This is a lovely place, right on the canal in a definitely non-touristy village. In spite of that, it's really easy to get to a lot of interesting places - only an hour to the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, or rather less to get to places like Leeds or Haworth or Saltaire. The property itself has been refurbished to a better standard than most Airbnb properties, and is perfect for a couple or small family.
Sara
Sara
26. September, 2020.
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Canal cottage is a great place to stay it is well appointed. It has everything you could want and has been remodelled to a high standard. My sister and I would highly recommend it. Geraldine is a great hostess and responds quickly.
Rob & Karen
Rob & Karen
14. September, 2020.
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A fantastic cottage in a great location next to the canal towpath with lovely views of the canal and moors. The property has been tastefully renovated to a high standard and is very well equipped. The living area is spacious and comfortable (the photos don’t do it justice). Communication with Geraldine was good and checking in and out straight forward. All in all, a perfect place to stay.
Jackie
Jackie
6. September, 2020.
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This is a great location for a holiday, the cottage was well presented and immaculately clean upon arrival. We spent a great weekend there, visiting local places which we originally visited many years ago (Bolton Abbey and Haworth). The cottage was comfortable, clean and had a lovely location with watching canal boats gently sailing past the windows featuring as a great alternative to TV watching. There was just the 2 of us, I would say if there were more occupants privacy whilst using the mezzanine as a bedroom might be an issue. I would very much recommend this cottage for a short-break or longer holiday.
Rebecca
Rebecca
31. August, 2020.
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Such a lovely cottage in a wonderful location!! Will certainly be back
Jenny
Jenny
25. August, 2020.
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Canal cottage is a truly lovely place to stay. The photos can't really show how light and airy it is. It's really comfortable and relaxing. Everything is very high quality. We loved being by the canal and Farnhill is a handy location for exploring the Yorkshire Dales. Our host supported our stay with great attention to detail from the clear check-in instructions to the folder of useful info in the the cottage. Much appreciated. Hope to return for a longer stay.
Kay
Kay
19. August, 2020.
Verified
Such a beautiful place, much bigger than we were expecting !

Dog friendly accommodation for 2 + 1 + an infant 

Canal Cottage sleeps two people in the double bedroom (kingsize bed) plus a further one on the mezzanine in the single day bed. We can also accommodate one infant in a travel cot in the bedroom. You can bring up to two dogs with you; we have a medium-sized dog bed, dog bowls and towels etc. We can provide a large dog bed if it’s requested in advance.

Due to the mezzanine balcony and the proximity to the canal, we regret that we are unable to accommodate children from 2 to 12 years, only an infant under 2 or teenagers.

Canal Cottage is ideally situated for guests wishing to meet up with friends or family staying in canal boats, as they will be able to moor close to the cottage. Also, if you are travelling in a larger group and wish to have extra space, there are other holiday cottages very close to us. If you contact us, we can forward you details so you can book additional accommodation.

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Find us in Yorkshire

Canal Cottage is situated in the village of Kildwick within the Aire Valley, North Yorkshire. It is only 3 miles from the market town of Skipton.

It is in a rural setting close to the Yorkshire Dales yet only about 40 minutes drive from Leeds and Harrogate. 

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