The Old Smithy

Skipton, North Yorkshire

At-a-glance details

  • Sleeps 2
  • Bedrooms 1
  • Preferred changeover day Friday
  • Minimum stay 3 nights
  • Number of dogs welcome 1
  • Acorn rating 3 What's this?
  • Reference 020019

About The Old Smithy

In a corner of the Yorkshire Dales this secluded, single-storey cottage is perfect for wildlife lovers.

The Old Smithy is a small single storey building tucked away in a peaceful corner of the tiny village of Buckden, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Stone walls and exposed beams add to the charm of this one-bedroom nook. 

Enjoy the cottage’s secluded location and head out for a ramble in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. There are a number of villages nearby if you need to stop for refreshments along the way. 

Further afield, Fountains Abbey is just a 30 miles drive. Explore this historic site and deer park packed with a wide range of wildlife. Nearby Skipton also makes for a great day out and its castle is well worth a visit.

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Preferred changeover day
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Features and facilities

  • Cot & high chair not available
  • Microwave available
  • Fridge available
  • Freezer not available
  • Dishwasher not available
  • Washing machine not available
  • Tumble dryer not available
  • Telephone available
  • Television not available
  • DVD not available
  • WiFi* not available
  • Open fire / wood burner not available
  • Garden available
  • BBQ not available


Ground floor facilities


  • Ground floor

    Kitchen, sitting/dining room and double bedroom separated by a wall partition (some exposed stone walls and roof beams) and bathroom.

Notes for guests

Access: If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the team on 0344 800 2070.

Heating: Electric heating included.

Garden: Small shrub area to front of cottage with patio seating area.

Parking: Parking for one car directly in front of the cottage. Additional parking in the village car park, pay and display.

Television/signal: Please note there is no television as there is no reception.

Access: The bedroom and bathroom are on the ground floor but the cottage may not be suitable for wheelchair users.

Places nearby


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About the Acorn rating

We have applied a 1-5 acorn rating to each cottage to be used only as a guide that covers location, style of interior and facilities you may be looking for. The range runs from 1 Acorn at a more basic level such as Bird How which due to its stunning yet remote location doesn’t have a caretaker through to 5 Acorns at the highest level – such as Shute Barton.

Cottage pricing is not judged on the Acorn rating alone and as all our cottages are of an individual nature we recommend that all factors are considered when making your choice.

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