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Lovejoy Cottage

Certificate of Excellence 2014

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Excellent 5/5 Score from 18 reviews

from £40 /night

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Cottage | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 2

Key Info
  • Ask owner if suitable for children
  • Car not necessary
  • No pets allowed

Sleeps 2 ideally - Rates are shown for the cottage however an extra flat charge is made to make up a single bed for 3 or a double for 4 total ocupancy. Childen in cots are considered upon request in addition.

Rated '4 Star' and extra 'Gold Award' Property together with 'Walkers Welcome' accolade from The English Tourist Board 2014 and 2015..

Trip Advisor 5 star accolade 2014. Certificate of Excellence. Presented in arrears.

Rather than a farmhouse style this cottage has the feel of your own boutique hotel yet it captures the outdoor / indoor living associated with the countryside. Situated 10 walking strides from the Elm Tree Inn, a renown good food real ale pub, it is also opposite the entrance to the National Park yet is also only 1 3/4 miles to Skipton. The area is easily accessible by train or car.

Lovejoy Cottage is in the old part of Embsay which dates from the 1700's. It has charm and character.

Double glazed throughout, central heating and Electric Everhot 'aga style' kitchen range.

Ideal for a busy walking holiday with comfort or just for a romantic stay or honeymoon

The master bedroom is fully ensuite with a roll top bath, sink and wc and the property has a rear 1st floor balcony (through a snug 2nd bedroom daybed ) features a BBQ and outdoor seating.

The rear balcony catches full sun for most of the day in the summer. This balcony is secluded and has no view.

A second bath shower and wc are also on the 1st floor

We include the cost of electric and gas fuel and provide free for all guests use, the following:

Welcome pack of milk, tea coffee and biscuits !

A separate space in the Utility Conservatory for you to dry outdoor clothing and store footwear overnight.

Boot scrape at rear door

Indoor Hose down ( Hot and cold) facilities for boots in Conservatory utility.

First Aid kit

Pre -paid mobile phone for local/emergency calls

Travel Binoculars

All bed linen and ample towels (changed weekly) [If more than 1 change required a charge will be made]

Hair dryers x2

Kitchen utensils, pots & pans, cutlery, service plates and a good selection of glasses

Empty cupboard space for your own foodstuffs

Krups filter Coffee maker

Double American Fridge Freezer with cold filtered water crushed and block ice maker in Utility Conservatory.

Additional fridge and icebox in kitchen.

Washing machine and dryer

Washing line

Hoover / dustpan / simple cleaning materials etc

110v /240v shaver sockets in both bathrooms

Bose soundock in kitchen and Bose soundock 10 in lounge for Ipod/ Iphone playing and charging.

Colour TV 32" with free view TV and Radio - DVD & Blue Ray DVD + CD player (Bring your own discs)

Digital radio in Master Bedroom.

Hi Speed Fibre Internet at this address - Wireless router provided. Free use.

Selection of board games ( Trivial Pursuit etc).

Handheld remote to wirelessly control side lamps in Lounge and Masterbed room lamps.

If you wish to order Groceries ( EG Tesco home delivery) please have a delivery made by yourself for when you are staying or request in advance for our property manager to do this for you ( at your cost).

( This service is Intended for those without a car as the main supermarkets are less than 2 miles away, lovely market 4 days a week too)

For your peace of mind

The house has a simple on/off alarm and door and window locks for your security.

There are mains powered fire detectors on all floors

Simple power fail automatic hand held battery lighting to aid exit in dark if needed

There are carbon monoxide detectors in the property.

The property has gas fired radiator central heating ( Controllable by you)

The property has UPVC double glazing.

There are front and rear ground floor exits together with a first floor balcony refuge

A mobile telephone is provided ( Note you can dial the single EU 112 emergency number from a mobile even if usually there is no signal shown on the phone - then ask to be put through to Fire, Ambulance or Police)

There is a fire extinguisher and fire-blanket in the kitchen together with a basic First Aid kit ( Useful for blisters when out walking!)

A local manager is in the Village and you will have their address and telephone and email contact details.

* We recommend this cottage for 2 or 3 people - 4 compromises the full enjoyment of the cottages features owing to tight table seating and balcony access



Subject to local supply. Professional Cycle hire - daily delivery and collection from Cottage. Road/ Mountain - repairs too. Daily rates. Your own bike storage also possible through our local preferred shop, we do not have space at the property to store bikes.

Access Statement

Please contact us for this and we will email it you. (4 page PDF file)

Whats in and around the Village?

Embsay is absolutely perfect if you like your holidays to focus on walking and just north of the village is Embsay Crag, gateway to Barden Moor where you'll find the reservoir and footpaths. A couple of pubs, village shop and postoffice ( Lovely Bacon and Local Eggs sold) , cricket, football and a village hall with jumble sales and pantomimes.

Embsay steam railway, tearoom and award-winning bookshop.Open in the holidays and at weekends, steam trains run to near the 12th Century Bolton Abbey Priory.The Estate offers 30,000 acres of stunning countryside crisscrossed with woodland, riverside and moorland paths. Tea shops Ice Cream and gifts galore!

For a wider range of amenities, Skipton's just down the road and offers a popular street market, cobbled streets, canal boats and a splendid castle.

Size Sleeps up to 2, 2 bedrooms
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 1 km
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Leeds Bradford, Nearest railway: Skipton
Notes No pets allowed, No smoking at this property

Features and Facilities

Luxuries Internet access, DVD player
General Central heating, TV, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer
Utilities Clothes dryer, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 En suites
Furniture Single beds (1), Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Outdoors Balcony or terrace, BBQ, Bicycles available, Private fishing lake or river
Access Parking

About this location

The Yorkshire region


Skipton is a country market town, up in the Pennines, at the southern base of the Yorkshire Dales. It's a small, friendly town with a population of around 16,000. It has history, a castle, cobbled streets, ducks and canal boats. It's a pretty town to walk around, and gets thousands of visitors.

The name Skipton comes from the Saxon word for sheep - the town really began as a trading centre for sheep and wool. The canal came and went, the mills came, and now it's a big tourist centre for people passing through to see the Yorkshire Dales. The biggest employers in Skipton nowadays are HML and the Skipton Buiding Society. Formerly kingsley Cards was one of the main employers but has closed down and the mill converted to apartments.


Skipton 'The Gateway to the Dales' was probably originally just a sheep farm, back before the Norman Conquest. In Airedale, the settlement commanded the Craven Gap, the best passage through the Pennines, and so grew in importance to become the main market town of Craven, and a major trading post for livestock.

The town of Skipton was granted to Robert Romillie after the Norman Conquest, who built the first Skipton Castle, and some parts of the building are still original.

Skipton supported the Lancastrians in the Wars of the Roses, and was on the Royalist side in the Civil War. After the battle of Marston Moor in July 1644, Skipton was the only Royalist stronghold left in the north. The castle was under siege for over a year until December 1645, when a surrender was negotiated.

Cromwell had the roof of the castle removed, but it was replaced just 10 years later, on condition that the new roof was not strong enough to hold cannons. Lady Anne Cliford planted a yew tree in the conduit court of the castle, in 1659, to mark the restoration of the castle. It's still there. She also had the Clifford family's motto carved over the main gateway entrance to the castle: 'Desormais' which apparantly means 'henceforth'. Skipton Castle is well preserved, and a very popular tourist attraction.

Leeds Liverpool Canal

Built in the 1770's. The Leeds-Liverpool canal took 46 years to complete covers a distance of 127miles/204km and the main route includes 91 Locks. The canal's arrival in Skipton brought great prosperity to the town... more


Skipton is now a busy market town.

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Review 1-10 of 18

3 Nov 2014


"Home from home"

This cottage was a perfect retreat for us. The kitchen was well equipped. The cottage is situated in a great location. The cottage itself is very cosy and homely for quiet nights in, but also an ideal… More

11 Sep 2014


"Traumhaus in liebevollem Ambiente"

Bei der Buchung wussten wir ja schon, dass wir ein schönes Cottage herausgesucht hatte, doch unsere Erwartungen wurden weit übertroffen.Es fing mit nettem Emailkontakt an, der uns schon im Vorfeld s… More

7 Jun 2014


"You will not find better"

Just had a four day stay at 'Lovejoy', excellent facilities, immaculate throughout with the highest possible specification. Kitchen is spotless with every gadget you will ever need, The bonu… More

22 Apr 2014


"Just brilliant!"

We stayed at Lovejoy in mid April and had a fantastic 5 day holiday. The cottage was immaculate and a real home from home experience. The cottage was very well equipped, comfortable and really rather … More

29 Nov 2013


"Just want we wanted"

We normally stay in a hotel so this was the first time we had tried a cottage. My major comment would be "Why haven't we done this before". Excellant reception from lady looking after… More

12 Nov 2013


"Excellent Cottage"

We stayed her for a long weekend & found the cottage really comfortable & cosy.It's been done out with excellent taste & style. The kitchen is fully equipped with everything you may need. The pub… More

9 Nov 2013


"Very Nice Cottage"

We had arranged an arrival time of 4pm but because we had been held up by traffic in Colne we were 20 minutes late and the key holder was not there, and had to ring him he was not very happy about this and we had to wait while he found his partner who had the key. We had problems with the heating, it didn't come on at the set times had to 'fiddle' with it to get it to come on. Pilot light on gas fire was not on, had to get the key holder to light it, we had arrived on the Friday afternoon and were unable to get this done until the Sunday. The kitchen was lovely and warm, because of the gas fired Aga, but this made the sitting room feel chilly in comparison, also not having used an Aga would not have liked to spend the holiday cooking on it. The pub over the road was good for meals, but think this could be noisy in the summer time. Parking down the road was no problem but again might be at busy times of the year. A usable wardrobe would have been really good in the second bedroom. Apart from these comments it was a very comfortable and well appointed cottage and we enjoyed our stay.

19 Sep 2013


"beautiful cottage"

we stayed for a 4 night break and can honestly stay it was a pleasure. the cottage is of a exceptional standard (not the usual holiday let) The village itself is really beautiful with 2 local pubs th… More

3 Sep 2013


"Lovely traditional cottage, great location."

Lovejoy Cottage was a great base to stay in Yorkshire. Although Embsay isn't far out of Skipton, the village has retained its character. There are lovely walks nearby and a pub directly opposite.… More

18 Aug 2013


"Beautiful, well situated cottage"

I would certainly stay here again. It is exactly as advertised. Lovely interior. Great pub opposite. Very easy and quick access to Skipton.

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    Calendar last updated:04 Mar 2015

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