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“Amazing cottage. Will be back.”
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Holiday Rental House -
3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Preston-under-Scar, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, England

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Very good - based on 18 reviews
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EmmaJane1...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Amazing cottage. Will be back. ”
Reviewed 17 September 2017 for a stay in August 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Spent a week of bliss in this cottage with my husband, 3 year old daughter and extremely pregnant baby bump!!! Jennifer went the extra mile in giving me lots of recommendations on the phone for organising my husband's 40th birthday which happened whilst we were away and also keeping my 3 year old happy on holiday. Recommendations were all spot on and extra special touch of a bottle of fizz for the birthday was very much appreciated (we will enjoy once baby is here!!!!) Highlights of the cottage itself were the bathroom with the view - my daughter loved watching the sheep as she bathed every night, sitting on the lovely balcony in an evening and hearing the steam train go by, lovely comfy beds and just an all round lovely, homely feel. Very well equipped with everything we needed. Jennifer also rang us to see how our stay was and my husband enjoyed talking to her husband about the amazing bike rides he had done. All in all a lovely stay with owners that go the extra mile. Will be back with the new addition to our family for sure!!!!

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hollymB26...
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“A Charming Cosy House”
Reviewed 25 May 2017 for a stay in March 2017
2
people found this review helpful

This is a lovely house with a beautiful garden and upstairs balcony and breathtaking views of the Yorkshire Dales from every south facing window. The property is full of 17th century charm with modern utilities, excellent bedrooms, warm and cosy throughout. We loved the downstairs sitting room/kitchen with the log burner and useful utility room for the family dog and wet weather clothing. A great holiday house for all ages!

Your age range 50-64
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Adventure...
London, UK
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Wonderful, characterful cottage with both areas to spread out and ones in which to cosy up!”
Reviewed 17 November 2016 for a stay in October 2016
5
people found this review helpful

We stayed at Emcot for the October half term, optimistically hoping for big blue skies and sunshine to facilitate our first family walking holiday. The weather didn't oblige but we were more than happy to hole ourselves up in the cottage, reading or playing one of the many games or watching one of the DVDs available - accompanied by tea and biscuits! The cottage itself is extremely comfortable and welcoming being so thoughtfully furnished and equipped; you can tell this was a home for many years. The lounge provides plenty of space/seating to spread out and relax with a fabulous view from the Juliet balcony by day and amazing star filled skies by night. The kitchen/diner is so cosy with the wood burning stove that once that's going it's hard to tear yourself away. Bedrooms are very simply furnished but beds are very comfortable and we all slept well. Finally, the location is fabulous with lots of walks from the doorstep or within a 15min drive and lots of good eateries around. Particular highlights for us were Castle Bolton, Middleham Castle and the Forbidden Corner which the kids loved!

Your age range 35-49
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emmachanL...
London
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Gorgeous house”
Reviewed 9 October 2016 for a stay in September 2016
1
person found this review helpful

This is such a lovely, welcoming house with amazing views of the countryside. For us it was our first time in Yorkshire, so it made a big impression on us and we'd love to go back.

The highlights included the beautiful kitchen with wood burner, the comfortable lounge with plenty of space to spread out and relax, the very comfortable beds (good mattresses!). My daughter (4) loved the bath with a view (!). The garden was a great place to potter about and she also liked the handy village playground just metres away. There's a lovely vintage tea shop just a short walk down the hill, which was very pleasant.

We loved the friendly village and it was well-situated for day trips. Castle Bolton was really impressive, as well as Richmond and the lovely station gallery there. We had some wonderful meals out as recommended by the house owners; the Blue Lion in East Witton and the Sandpiper Inn in Leyburn being the most memorable. Our daughter loved the Wensleydale creamery and we had the best cheese scones there!

Many thanks to the owners who provided us with a lot of personalised recommendations and made us feel very looked after! We loved your family home.

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Liked best: The cosy kitchen!
Liked least: Can't think of anything, really!
Travelling group: Young Children
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Debbie W
Kent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Home from home”
Reviewed 17 September 2016 for a stay in September 2016
1
person found this review helpful

This cottage was a real 'home from home'. Everything we required to cook either a full breakfast or an evening meal was to hand. The views from the windows were so beautiful and relaxing. The neighbours when we saw them were very friendly.

Jenny the owner provided a very personal service which was very reassuring. Thank fully we did not need to contact her.

Thank you for sharing your home. It was perfect. We will be back.

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Liked best: It was a perfect holiday
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Management Response
18 Sep 2016
Thank you for taking the time to share this lovely review with us all, we couldn't be happier that you enjoyed your stay at Emcot. It is great to hear you had everything you needed to hand there, plus those views certainly sound like a highlight! We will be sure to pass your thanks along to the owner and hope you return again soon.
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Phil c
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Food for the soul”
Reviewed 14 August 2016 for a stay in August 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Wow, a fantastic homely cottage which is so charming, extremely well equipped and comfortable home from home.
We holidayed with our dog, Niko, a big American Akita and he also enjoyed a chilled out week, the garden is totally enclosed and dog friendly, superb walks from the doorstep.
We know the area well, but the views from the back bedroom and living room across Wensleydale to Pen Hill were spectacular. All of the locals were so friendly, there are some great places to eat close by and Leyburn is a short drive away if we needed any provisions.
The owners obviously take a great pride in their property and Jenny rang during the course of our stay to ensure all was well which it was.

Loved the cottage, loved the area, loved the fantastic scenery,

Shirley, Phil and Niko

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Aug 2016
Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your stay at Emcot, we couldn't be happier that you, and of course your dog, enjoyed your stay there. We are so pleased that you were comfortable and at home there and had everything you needed to hand, plus those views sound like the icing on the cake! We certainly hope you return for another break very very soon.
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puzzlemon...
East Midlands, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Perfect!”
Reviewed 30 March 2016 for a stay in March 2016
1
person found this review helpful

We would highly recommend this fantastic cottage. The booking process was smooth and the owner extremely friendly and helpful from the beginning. On arrival the cottage was a delight to explore and proved to be a everything you could want in a holiday home. The house is full of character and offers great views across to Penhill. The weather in March was surprisingly good and we even managed to enjoy a coffee on the balcony without being cold! The property is well equipped, especially the kitchen. We stayed in most nights to cook and it was honestly the best equipped kitchen we have ever encountered whilst on holiday. The boot room was handy when returning muddy from a walk and the general standard of the cottage was very high. Can't think of a single negative. A delight to stay in during colder weather as the cottage is surprisingly warm for an older property and you can make good use of the log burner. It would be nice in warmer weather as you could sit out on the balcony or in the garden and enjoy the view. Will certainly return.

Preston Under Scar itself is a small and friendly village to stay in with some interesting walks from the village. Leyburn and Redmire are within walking distance and there is plenty to see in the local area so it was nice to not have to drive very far from the cottage each day.

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Liked best: Well equipped kitchen with a sofa and log burner!
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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Management Response
1 Apr 2016
Thank you for taking the time to share this incredible review, we are absolutely over the moon that you enjoyed your holiday at Emcot. It sounds like everything, from start to finish (and everything in between!) was fabulous, we will be sure to pass on your glowing report to the owners! We certainly hope that you will be back to enjoy the place all over again very soon.
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