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We were looking for peace and quiet and definitely found it, at the cottage and locally. A very enjoyable holiday and could well go back again.

This was such a comfortable peaceful retreat, which is exactly what we required. The owners was so friendly and nothing was a trouble. There were lovely gardens to take advantage of too. Loved everything about it!

The Shippon cottage outside

A lovely cottage set in a beautiful large garden. Very pleasant, and an ideal location for visiting the Dales. We would recommend it to anyone visiting the Yorkshire Dales as we really enjoyed our break.

We had a week of glorious sunshine staying in a beautiful little cottage in God's Own Country. The cottage and garden were delightful and the owners very friendly and welcoming. The Welcome Pack was a pleasant surprise, "Thank you Val".

The Shippon is a beautiful cosy country cottage for two, a retreat from the world for a few days, in a lovingly restored stone barn, tastefully furnished and styled. It is full of character and charm, from the uneven old walls and stripped pine Victorian doors, to the old beams and window seat. It is totally on ground floor level.

the shippon cottage doorway
view from the cottage

The Shippon (an old Dales name for cowbyre) is more than three hundred years old, much older than the farmhouse close by. According to the County archaeologist it was built as a shepherd's shelter for the herdsmen who wandered this desolate area, with their flocks, when wolves roamed the moor around.

Gardens for guests

All of the two acres of gardens, orchard and lawned areas are available to our guests, with garden furniture scattered around. Please do use our charming Summerhouse. It has uninterrupted views of the Cleveland Hills, so take your cup of tea or glass of wine and sit and relax, or just watch the birds (we have fourteen nest boxes)!

You may see the resident squirrel, or deer in the adjoining fields. In the summer evenings our small colony of pipistrelle bats will be out and about. Andrew's guinea fowl are always amusing and if he has baby guinea fowl (keets) he would be delighted to show them to you and let you see the hatching process. We garden organically here. The old apple tree overhanging the cottage is a Yorkshire Dog Nose and has a prolific crop of square sided apples, much enjoyed by our Autumn guests.

summer house for guests
kitchen gaden
baby guinea fowl
swallows nesting
flowers outside cottage
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