Myself and my fiance stayed at this wonderful, warm and welcoming cottage in the village of Skipton-on-Swale in North Yorkshire in September 2017.
Grove cottage is situated behind the main house and is let out by the delightful and friendly owners Jeremy and Judith. Upon arrival a ready supply of tea and coffee was available to us as well as milk, butter, french baguette, lemon drizzle cake and a bottle of red wine as an arrival gift. These arrival gifts were a really lovely touch and were extremely well received after a long drive up from Berkshire. We found the cottage to be well presented and clean, there are several original features and a lot of the interior decorations give a classic cosy cottage feel.
In terms of the location, Skipton-on-Swale is a picturesque village ideally situated for travel to the Yorkshire Dales, North Yorkshire Moors, York City, Ripon City and Skipton. The nearest big town with a supermarket is Thirsk.
Skipton-on-Swale itself does not have any shops as far as I can could tell, the nearest local shop is Smithy's farm shop in Baldesby village.
Skipton-on-Swale was the site of a temporary RAF Airfield during WW2 and there is a plaque dedicated to airman lost during the war in the centre of the village. For any WW2 buffs there our some original buildings on the old site of the airfield a short walk from the cottage.
In summary, I fully recommend Grove cottage to anyone considering holidaying in North Yorkshire. It is warm, welcoming and well presented with lovely and accommodating owners. Skipton-on-Swale is a lovely quaint village and is the perfect base camp to access the Dales and the Moors. We want to visit Yorkshire again to complete the activities we didn't have time for and would consider Grove cottage the ideal place to stay again.
Location of the cottage is very central for visiting tourist attractions in North Yorkshire as well as The Dales. Cottage very comfortable, with everything you might need for a stay at anytime of year. Fountains Abbey, RHS Harlow Carr, Newby Hall are all worth a visit, and also cities like Harrogate, York and even Leeds are all within an hours drive.
We had a wonderful stay in Yorkshire and the cottage absolutely made our trip! Thought has gone into every aspect of the cottage and it's the perfect, homely place to stay to relax at the end of a day of exploring Yorkshire! The cottage is so luxurious! Thank you for such a wonderful stay!
The cottage is ideally situated for many of Yorkshire's top attractions and the great countryside: we had plenty to do for the week of our stay.
The property is well furnished and fully equipped, making our stay very comfortable . Our dog really enjoyed his first holiday. I would be happy to recommend this cottage to couples - with or without a dog.
Fantastic place to stay everything you need great welcome and lovely welcome pack we will be back. BRYN/ CHRISTINE