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The Old Smithy


nr Skipton, Yorkshire

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Tucked away in a peaceful corner of the tiny village of Buckden, in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, The Old Smithy is a small single storey building located close to the tumbling stream of Buckden Beck. A snug hideaway for two, the cottage is a perfect base for exploring this spectacular part of the Dales. Especially popular with walkers, this is a great place to get away from it all and enjoy the glorious surrounding countryside. Also nearby are the popular villages of Kettlewell, famed for the Calendar Girls film, and Grassington, well known for its summer festival and winter Dickensian weekends.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
kitchen, sitting/dining room and double bedroom separated by a wall partition (some exposed stone walls and roof beams) and bathroom.
Visitor notes

Heating: Electric heating included.

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

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

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

Utilities: The fridge has an ice box included.

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

Cottage details
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Dogs allowed
Yes, 1
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  • Dogs welcome
  • Pub nearby
  • Romantic
  • Single storey
  • Telephone
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • Fridge


Things to see and do nearby

Yorkshire and the North East
Close view of the sunrise from Pule Hill, Marsden Moor, West Yorkshire © Joe Cornish

From the wild natural beauty of the Yorkshire Dales in the west, the purple heather moorlands of the Yorkshire Moors in the east, the magnificent coastline (much of which we care for) and Northumberland National Park to the north a holiday with us will give you the chance to explore some or all of this fascinating area. As if that wasn’t enough, there are also historic towns and cities and stories after stories in the historic houses we care for.

Yorkshire Dales
The east end of Fountains Abbey, North Yorkshire, a Cistercian community of monks from the twelfth century until the Dissolution in 1539. It is the largest monastic ruin in the country, and a World Heritage Site.  © Andrew Butler

Yorkshire is, not surprisingly, England's most popular holiday destination, as this vast county offers something for everyone. The beautiful countryside of the Dales and Moors, a dramatic and unspoilt coastline, a wealth of historic towns and cities, spectacular ancient ruins, and some of the most magnificent houses in the country. The National Trust owns over 24,000 acres of coast and countryside across the county as well as some splendid historic properties. These include Beningbrough Hall, East Riddlesden Hall, Nunnington Hall and the spectacular Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal.

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place to visit
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  • Bird watching
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Geocaching
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Upper Wharfedale
Upper Wharfedale Area of classic Yorkshire Dales countryside
Malham Tarn Estate
Malham Tarn Estate High moorland landscape with dramatic limestone features
Braithwaite Hall
Braithwaite Hall 17th-century farmhouse in beautiful Coverdale
Brimham Rocks
Brimham Rocks Dramatic moorland rock formations
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden
Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden Yorkshire's first World Heritage Site. Cistercian abbey, elegant Georgian water garden and medieval deer park
East Riddlesden Hall
East Riddlesden Hall 17th-century West Riding manor house with formal and wild gardens, duckpond and grounds


Comments from past visitors

  • Mr Verbeek
    • January 2017
    • Netherlands
    Highly relaxing

    It was a highly relaxing holiday - liked it very much. The quietness and the beautiful landscape made our stay enjoyable.

  • Ms Buffey
    • February 2016
    • Warwickshire
    Peaceful location

    Peaceful location, all practical needs catered for, beautiful surroundings, easy access to walks.

  • Mr Rattenbury
    • January 2016
    • Gloucestershire
    Peace and tranquillity

    The location particularly suited our requirements for peace and tranquillity. Set in beautiful countryside (whatever the weather - and it rained more than half the time we were there), it was an ideal centre for exploring the surrounding countryside. There was always more to see - but not enough time to do so.

  • Rebecca Stocks
    • May 2015
    • London
    Made special by...

    the cosiness, character and location. Also its dog friendliness was crucial. Great cleaners - very lovely accommodation cleaned to a high standard - thank you.

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Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.


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