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Restored Victorian House, Central Skipton, Gateway To The Yorkshire Dales

Bedrooms 4
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights

About the property

House in Skipton, Yorkshire, England - Quiet Backwater With Parking. All Amenities On The Doorstep. Dogs Welcome

Alma provides flexible, stylish accommodation on four floors. With four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a large kitchen diner with range cooker, it provides the ideal accommodation for larger families. It is equally adaptable to accommodate groups holidaying together. Alma has been thoughtfully restored to retain many original features as well as having the modern amenities we have all come to expect. Skipton is a fantastic base for a Yorkshire break and with its excellent transport links easily accessible without a car. Alma is situated in a quiet, no through private road.

Kay Shackleton
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
22 February, 2017

About Kay Shackleton

I am a part time teacher and my husband is a Biomedical Scientist at the local hospital. We live in a small village three miles from Skipton. It took over a year to find Alma, but when we did we both knew immediately that we could make it into a very special house. Seven months later with lots of hard work and numerous tins of paint we think we have achieved it. We love spending time at Alma with our springer spaniel Molly and are planning to live there permanently when we retire. Until then, we hope that you too enjoy Skipton and agree with us that Alma is a fantastic base from which to explore the town and surrounding area.

Kay Shackleton purchased this house in 2013

Why Kay Shackleton chose Yorkshire Dales

Skipton is a thriving market town and has been voted by the Sunday Times as the best place to live in Britain. It has an award winning high street and quaint historic alleys full of independent shops, cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes, and of course fantastic pubs serving award winning local ales. It is a town that attracts both local people and tourists alike. Alma is a minutes walk from all amenities and yet is situated in a quiet private road away from traffic and noise. It really couldn't be better placed. We love the fact that you can park the car and then forget about it. Skipton has excellent public transport links by rail and bus so you can easily explore the Dales as well as venture further afield, maybe on the famous Settle to Carlilse railway for example.

What makes this house unique

We have spent many a holiday ourselves in self catering cottages and have often left slightly disappointed. We have strived hard to not make staying at Alma one of those experiences. It is a spacious house with 4 stylish comfortable bedrooms and two bathrooms offering versatile well equipped accommodation for families and friends. Recently renovated, it has a new kitchen, boiler and en- suite. Having parking so close to Skipton is also a bonus. We can provide a travel cot and high chair on request at no extra cost. As keen walkers we have a selection of maps, books and information for your use, as well as a hosepipe for those muddy boots. Cyclists are welcome as are dog owners but please make enquires before booking to check that the arrangements are suitable for you.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(27 traveller reviews)


Sublime Skipton Stay

  • 5 of 5

9 nights of cosiness in a fabulous house in a great location. This house has everything for a comfortable stay. Beautiful comfy beds, oodles of space and the kitchen is very well kitted out. It just screams cook ...and relax. I had friends and family over and it was a great base. Thrice weekly market meant provisions were easy to get. 11 minutes on foot to the train station! We had day trips to Saltaire, Bolton Abbey and Grassington. Skipton itself has so much to offer. Particularly loved The Sound Bar..real ale..real people, smooth warm vinyl. The Pie and Mash shop has lots of vegetarian choice. The Narrow Boat is a great pub as is The Albion right on the doorstep. Good quiz. But Alma is the star of the show. Don't miss this opportunity to stay in a well styled,well planned out house from home. Wish it was my home. Kay was lovely to correspond with and kindly posted some stuff we had left behind. Thank you so much. Lynne, Hannah, Heather and Amelia.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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Lovely ,cosy house

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our stay here, Alma is a lovely house, great kitchen very well equipped. Plenty of room throught out , beds were very comfy. It was great to be so near the centre of Skipton, for shops and walking. Would definitely come again

  • Review Submitted: Dec 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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Wonderful break

  • 5 of 5

Property was warm comfortable and beautifully maintained and was very convenient.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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  • 5 of 5

Lovely large property well presented and well laid out, large kitchen, we stayed as a group of 5 and plenty of space for everyone.

The property is located just off the main high street with parking right outside the front door, easy walking distance to the canal and all the nearby pubs, restaurants and shops

Skipton is a great place to stay and centrally located to the dales, check out ingleton falls, malham cove and Bolton abbey, absolutely stunning, great for dog walking

We had a great time and for presentation, location and amenities we couldn't fault this place, thank you for our lovely stay Alma

Paul, Sharon, Hannah, Hollie, Emma and Lucy the Cocker Spaniel

  • Review Submitted: Aug 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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a lovely family property in easy reach of Skipton and all it's amenities.

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely holiday using Skipton as a base for travelling through North Yorkshire. Alma is well appointed with enough space and facilities for a large family in 4 nice bedrooms, or for several couples holidaying together. The kitchen is well stocked with equipment and the lounge a decent place to relax. The washing machine is so useful after a couple of days away. There is a wealth of information provided to help you to decide where to go and what to do. We thoroughly enjoyed our break. Thank you Kay and Colin.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Very lovely decorated cottage. Clean and everything you needed was there.

  • 5 of 5

- gut customer service

- recommended for friends and family

- lots to see nearby Skipton.

- property was clean and well-maintained.

- lovely decoration in the cottage

- Nice walks in the area.

- dog friendly

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
6 Jan 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
4 Mar 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Apr 2017 - 14 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
15 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Spring bank holiday
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
4 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
High summer
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Arrival time is after 4pm. Departure by 10am please.
3 day short breaks are available from £400, just ask.
Please contact us for further details and full terms and conditions. We would love to hear from you.

Changeover Day:
For 7 day bookings the preferred changeover day is Saturday. For 3/4 night booking this can be flexible.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks available. I am flexible with arrival and departure days. Please enquire. No extra charge for pets. Wifi and all utilities included.

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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Skipton in North Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • town
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 7 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The bright and airy bathroom has a separate shower and roll top bath with central taps and hand shower. It has an illuminating mirror above the sink The en-suite has a modern feel. It is fully tiled with a full width shower enclosure and electric shower.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed , Lovely light room with wardrobe and chest of drawers
    Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , Spacious room with two windows and plenty of storage
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Modern en-suite
    Bedroom 4 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 7 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: The first floor has one very spacious bedroom with a king size bed, and a comfortable single bedroom next to the family bathroom. On the second floor is a lovely double bedroom with a modern en-suite as well as as a further bedroom with two single beds.
  • Books
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
Notes on accommodation: There is no smoking permitted inside Alma. Please note that Alma is situated between two residential properties and therefore is not suitable as a party house. One well behaved dog is welcome and we do not charge extra for this. We do however insist that your pet remains on the ground floor at all times and is kept off furniture. Please read the outside space section to make sure that these arrangements are acceptable. There are numerous walks in Skipton and surrounding area and as dog lovers ourselves we will provide you with lots of dog friendly walks, both from the doorstep and further afield. The spacious, stone flagged kitchen floor will allow cyclists to store their bikes safely. All we ask is that you hose muddy bikes down first. Outside: The outside space is enclosed and therefore safe for dogs and children but because of the nature of the properties it is not fully fenced off from residences either side. Please be aware of this if you are bringing a dog or small child. The colourful south/easterly facing patio is a relatively secluded area with seating for 7. There is parking for one car at the front of the property. Parking for a second car may be available on a first come first served basis. All other parking on the street is strictly private. Utility Room: The extensive cellar contains a washing machine and plenty of additional storage. It also has a stone sink for washing muddy boots. At the top of the cellar steps next to the kitchen is another fridge with freezer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Freshly laundered towels,tea towels and bed linen are included. The property is thoroughly cleaned between each letting. If you stay for two weeks a change of towels and bed linen will be provided. Other: A bookcase on the hall landing contains a selection of OS explorer maps of the area that you are welcome to use during your stay as well as a selection of books and local information. Boardgames and toys can be found stored in the twin bedroom.

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