About us

My husband Tim and I have owned Canal Cottage since 1998 and we live in the house adjoining it. Originally it was a canal-side pub for bargees when the canal was a vital means of transport for industry during the early 1800s. It was run by the proprietors of the Ship Inn, which is now our house. The Ship Inn closed in 1935 and the property, including Canal Cottage, was run as a bed and breakfast establishment until our family moved here in 1998.
We totally renovated the cottage in 2016, adding an upstairs bedroom and the mezzanine floor. We have tried to make it contemporary and comfortable with everything that you might need for a holiday, whilst retaining some original features.

The cottage opens directly onto the canal towpath which is used by walkers and cyclists and is situated in a beautiful, rural setting yet close to the market town of Skipton.

Tim and I give you space to enjoy your holiday in peace but we are available if you have questions or need help with anything. As recent retirees, we are often away in our motorhome. If we are not around when you visit we will make sure you have the contact details of someone else who can help you in our absence. We are grandparents and dog owners. We’re delighted to welcome well-behaved dogs and babies/ toddlers under 2 to the cottage.
We look forward to welcoming you to Canal Cottage.

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