Pasture cottage

Skipton, Yorkshire Dales

  • Awaiting Grading
  • Quirky cottage in a quiet village location close to the market town of Skipton 

You can book this property from:

  • £355 per week
  • £51 per night
  • Awaiting Grading


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 double bed
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Balcony
  • On-street parking
  • Secure bicycle storage

How far to...?

  • Pub 0.25 miles
  • Shop 0.25 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Smart TV
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Property Name: Pasture Cottage
Property Location: 1 Pasture Road, Embsay, Nr Skipton BD23 6RQ
Description: Terraced Cottage

Pre-arrival and local facilities
The nearest bus stop is: 50 yards
The nearest train station is: Skipton
The nearest petrol station is: Skipton
The nearest electric vehicle charging point is: Skipton
The nearest food shop is: 5 mins walk
The nearest pub/restaurant: 50 yards
Mobility equipment hire is: Skipton

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: on road
Number of spaces available: first come first served
For what sized car: any
Parking surface is: level tarmac
Is the parking level: yes
Is there good space to unload once parked? yes
Distance to property from parking: outside
Distance to nearest public parking area: 50 yards to village hall
Is it pay and display? no
The width of the path to the property is: pathway
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance?

Main entrance
The main entrance door width is: average
Number of steps to the main entrance: one step down on inside
The height of the key safe is:
The height of the keyhole is:
How many other entrances to the property are there? One in living room
Is the entrance well lit? yes

Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: carpet
Are there are any rugs? yes
The door widths within these areas are? standard
Is there good space between furniture? yes
Is the furniture moveable or fixed? moveable
Is the floor level and step free? yes
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? low

The flooring is: vinyl
Is the floor level and step free? One step upto front door
The width of the doorways is:
What height is the worktop to the floor? 600mm
Is the oven set high or low? low
The fridge height is: Fridge freezer
The freezer height is: as above
Is crockery stored high or low: both
Are wall plugs set high or low? high
Are electric sockets high or low? high
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes; what and where? no

Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have? 3
The number of steps between floors is: 13 from dining room, 2 to living room, 16 to bedrooms
The flooring is:
Is the flooring level in each bedroom? yes
The door widths are: 2ft 3” mainly
Bed sizes are: 1 double, 2 singles
Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed? moveable
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? low

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
Type of flooring: lino
Is the flooring level? yes
Width of the doorways: 2ft 3”
Is there an accessible or adapted WC? standard toilet
Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? Bath with shower over
Is there a ground floor WC?  yes
Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? no
Does any bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted? no
Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up? no

Outdoor facilities
External areas are:
Is permanent seating provided? Chairs outside living room, table and chairs on patio during summer months
Is there outside lighting?
Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg edges of steps) no
Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired?
Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? no
Are there any other hazards (eg ponds, water features)? no

Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? no
If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls?
Mobile phone reception information: usually ok, bit temperamental downstairs
Closest public telephone is:
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)? yes
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? no

Additional relevant information
Please add further details on any accessibility items or restrictions found at the property:


Pasture Cottage is a cute and quirky 18C cottage with lovely views situated in the picturesque Village of Embsay near Skipton in the Glorious Yorkshire Dales. Embsay is situated in the Lower Wharfedale.  This area is popular with train enthusiasts, walkers and cyclists who are keen to explore the southern Dales.  The Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway, a heritage line which was originally opened in 1888 and was closed in 1965 as part of the Beeching cuts, the station was used as the station for the fictional town of Hotton in the ITV soap Emmerdale.  Embsay is 2 miles north of Skipton with its privately owned castle with the only intact roof in the country and 900 years of history.  Embsay moor has a beautiful rock formation and a reservoir where you can fish and sail.  One of the most popular hiking and cycling routes in the area which covers 9.6 miles, runs from the centre of the village and back. Close by are Linton Falls which have a wooden observation bridge and Bolton Abbey and the stunning walks and famous is a must. Ilkley has a branch of betty's famous tea rooms a very traditional experience. This well-equipped cottage is light and airy and boasts beautiful views of the garden and hills from many windows, take time to relax and unwind.  On a sunny evening, after a day’s sightseeing why not sit outside either on the balcony or in the garden patio area and sip a glass of wine whilst taking in the peace and quiet. The living room boasts an open fire to cosy up in front of on those chilly winter evenings after a day in the Dales and the kitchen has everything you need to prepare a home cooked meal. This lovely cottage would make an ideal retreat for couples and families alike to enjoy the southern dales as well as the North Yorkshire Moors, you are spoilt for choice in this area of Yorkshire.  Whatever your interests there is something for everyone, historic castles, even older abbeys, museums, farms, superb local markets with the very best Yorkshire produce and of course restaurants and tea rooms too numerous to mention.

Entrance hallway
The kitchen is well equipped and boasts an electric oven cooker with a gas hob, fridge freezer and microwave.  There is plenty of work surface space and room to prepare a tasty meal from some local produce.
Dining Room: This is a spacious room with the advantage of  a range cooker with solid hobs, if you are a keen cook who loves trying something new or a seasoned aga professional then this is definitely for you, try a slow cooked stew , they are delicious from a range cooker ! There is a pine table and chairs and a cottage style dresser with delightful blue and white china.  The sun streams in from the window.  This room leads to the:
Utility/Toilet: Through a latched pine door you will find a useful utility area with a washing machine and a toilet and basin. There are also some pegs as there is an outside washing line.  A great place to store muddy boots after a day in the open air.
Staircase: This leads off the dining room through a latched pine.  This staircase is slightly narrower than a usual staircase and leads to the first-floor landing.

Living room: This is a bright and sunny room which looks over the hills in the distance and the pasture at the bottom of the garden where sheep often graze.  There is a small balcony out of the door which is just the place for an early evening tipple or a leisurely morning coffee and to enjoy the view and the peace and quiet.  The living room has an open fire with a decorative fire surround, so you are sure to be warm and toasty whatever season you choose to visit.  There is a two-seater sofa and two occasional chairs, a TV with Freeview DVD and a tape player/radio.  Books, games and tapes/DVDs are found here for your enjoyment.
Bathroom: A light and airy room with a bath with shower over, sink and toilet.

Staircase to second floor:

Bedroom 1: This is a room with a view, waken up to the sun streaming in and a view of the hills in the distance.  There is a double bed, pretty linen, a wardrobe and matching dressing table with mirror, stool and two occasional chairs.
Bedroom 2:This is a single room but there is a pull-out mattress under the bed which means the room can be used as a twin room.  The two large windows let in plenty of sunlight and look over Holly Farm and Embsay Crag which is a great walk.  This room has a built-in wardrobe, pine chest of drawers and a bedside table.
Outside: leading from the living room there is a door to the balcony which has a table and two chairs (the balcony is shared with the neighbouring property and the boundary is marked with a flower pot), this leads you to a sloping non slip pathway to the  non enclosed garden area.  Walk directly forwards and you will see the patio area at the rear of the garden where you will find outdoor seating.  Here you will find stunning views of the hills and the fields behind Pasture cottage. Kindly let the owner know in advance that you would like to bring bicycles there is a lockable shed at the end of the patio area. Please do not forget to leave this key when you leave

Pets:  Dogs are welcome. Garden is not enclosed. Please keep to the garden area on the far right and keep dogs on a lead whilst in the garden area.
Parking: On road parking
Heating:  An open fire in the living room. The cottage is heated throughout with adjustable gas central heating and thermostatically controlled radiators.
Short Breaks:  Not accepted, Saturday changeover only
Children: Children are very welcome. 
Shop: Small shop on the village 5 mins walk away
Notes:  There is a landline telephone for incoming calls if required and in one of the cupboards is a small TV
Pub: 100 yds


Area Information

Skipton is a market town located on the course of the River Aire and the Leeds and Liverpool Canal to the south of the Yorkshire Dales. Skipton is able to boast Skipton Castle, constructed in 1090. Skipton became a prosperous market town, trading sheep and woollen goods and still has a cobbled street, Sheep Street. The town provides an ideal base for a walking trip and is close enough to the Dales and the Lakes for days out.

There's always something happening in the area, with festivals and fairs are held throughout the year. For more information on Skipton and the surrounding area and local events see our Yorkshire Dales Guide and the Festivals & Events Guide.