Holiday cottage rental in Gill, North Yorkshire

Property reference 133896
7 nights:
£983 - £5,392
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A superb modern stone-built townhouse in the village of Cowling, within eight miles of the popular towns of Skipton and Haworth. Set over four floors, the cottage includes a hot tub and five comfortable bedrooms, three of which can be configured into twins on arrangement. More details...


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Skipton 7 miles.

The ancient village of Cowling sits across a hillside in the Pennine Hills, just seven miles from the market town of Skipton. A thriving village, built along a main high street with stone-built, terraced houses set alongside the mills of a bygone age. The village was once sparsely populated, the bulk of the population living in Ickornshaw and Middleton, and before that on Cowling Hill, close to water sources they depended on, and the main roads of the day - now used as back roads by locals to avoid the modern day traffic. In the early days, agriculture was the main occupation, with corn being grown and ground within the village. When canal transport boomed, corn became cheaper to buy from elsewhere and so the mills in Cowling turned from grinding corn to weaving during the Industrial Revolution. The village inn was once part of a farmhouse on Cowling Hill, but was sold as changes to the structure of the village began. The son of the landlord later opened the Bay Horse Hotel on the new road, which still stands as a main feature of village life. The nearby Quaker village of Lothersdale was, at one time, home to Charlotte Bronte who modelled Gateshead Hall in Jane Eyre on Stone Gappe House where she was governess. Today many visitors passing through the village are walkers, on their way along the Pennine Way on the stretch from Cowling to Gargrave. There's the large retail outlet of Boundary Mills, just six miles away, a must for lovers of shoping, and Skipton, known as 'The Gateway to the Dales' is nearby. Skipton is a lovely old market town with much to interest the enthusiastic visitor, boasting an ancient castle open to the public, a beautiful old parish church and a colourful market occupying the cobbled setts each side of the high street. In 2008 the Academy of Urbanism voted Skipton High Street the best shopping spot in Britain, and The Copper Dragon Brewery, opened in 2002 is highly rated in the CAMRA listings. Steam railways with regular excursions are available at Embsay and Bolton Abbey, and the Leeds to Liverpool Canal passes through Skipton with the one mile long Foulridge Tunnel and the 5-rise locks at Bingley within a short distance away. In 2014 the area hosted the first leg of the Tour De France, bringing in many visitors from far and wide to this wonderful area.


  • Property type

  • Theme

    Child friendly
    4 star
  • General

    Central heating
    Off road parking
    Scenic view
    Child friendly
    No smoking
    Pets allowed
    Allows 2 dogs
  • Kitchen

    Gas hob
    Tumble dryer
    High chair
    Washing machine
  • Living room

    Home cinema
    Ipod dock
  • Dining room

    Dining table
  • Bathrooms

    Downstairs bathroom
    Towels provided
    Downstairs toilet
  • Bedrooms

    Double bed
    Linen provided
    Downstairs bedroom
    Single bed
  • Local facilties

    Golf course nearby
    Pub nearby
  • Leisure activities

    Games room
    Pool table
    Dart board
    Hot tub

A superb modern stone-built townhouse in the village of Cowling, within eight miles of the popular towns of Skipton and Haworth.

Set over four floors, the cottage includes a hot tub and five comfortable bedrooms, three of which can be configured into twins on arrangement.

The ground floor bedroom has the luxury of en-suite shower facilities making it an ideal room for less mobile guests.

There is a family bathroom on the second floor and a further.

The first floor has a comfortable sitting room, perfect for relaxing and watching TV, whilst also enjoying the views across the nearby moors.

The open plan kitchen is a lovely place to socialise and includes a sitting area, large dining table and French doors opening onto the decked garden, where you can enjoy a soak in the bubbling hot tub.

The property is located in the centre of the quiet village of Cowling, where you will find a local pub and excellent bistro.

The nearby village of Cross Hills, two miles away, has a wider range of amenities including shops, restaurants, pubs, bars and tea rooms and a large park.

As well as the local amenities, long walks and bike rides can be enjoyed in the surrounding countryside, with the Pennine Way close to the cottage.

Nearby Skipton known as The Gateway to the Dales, is a popular old market town, ideal for an enjoyable day out where you can visit its medieval castle, celebrated cobbled high street and a colourful market.

Further afield, other popular spots include Haworth, Grassington, Malham, Bolton Abbey and many more.

This holiday home is ideal for large families and groups of friends, wanting to get away and enjoy what the stunning local area has to offer.

With the Yorkshire Dales and Bronte Country on the doorstep, this makes for a perfect holiday base.


  • Over four floors
  • Five bedrooms: 2 x second floor super king-size double (one is zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x first floor super-king size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x second floor single, 1 x ground floor family room with 1 king-size double and 1 single with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Second floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Lower ground floor open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Lower ground floor utility with basin and WC
  • First floor sitting room.
  • Central heating
  • Electric double oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with full Sky, DVD, radio, iPod dock, WiFi, intempo classic turntable, Bluetooth wireless with built in speakers, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Games room with pool table, dartboard and a football table
  • Cinema room with projector
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars, plus roadside parking at front of house
  • Lawned garden with decking, hot tub, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Hot tub can not be used after 10pm as this is a residential area.


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