Emanuela is hostess with the mostest! So welcoming and warm to share their patch of heaven, could not possibly have hoped for more. Beautifully clean and comfy, glorious garden to relax in overlooking the dales. All the Best bits of staying in a super nice b&b and in someone’s cosy home. Really hope we can revisit and taste more concoctions from Emanuela's kitchen and see more of Yorkshire.

Amazing place (18th century cottage) with amazing Italian hospitality. It was our first AirBnB experience and Emanuela made it perfect. Peaceful location in a middle of nowhere with a clean bright en-suite room and a number of pubs in a walking distance. Perfect for experienced or rookie walkers (like ourselves). Many thanks! :)

 Stayed at Crackpot Cottage for more than a week and it was exactly the way I imagined the atmosphere would be for my type of visit to the Yorkshire Dales, looking at Emanuela's pictures: remote, wild in the best of nature's sense, the room was very clean and tastefully simple. That I got to know two great and inspiring women was the special surplus of my stay. The best wood oven pizza to be had on a backyard with moving clouds anywhere north of Italy and the lively conversations we shared will leave the very special imprint of my trip to the Dales. Thank you both Emanuela and Karen

A wonderful stay at Crackpot Cottage. Emanuela is a wonderful host and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The room is warm and wonderfully presented and the breakfast is perfect for all appetites. The perfect place to get away from it all and a superb location to explore Swaledale and the surrounding area. We will certainly be returning in the future.

Amazing hospitality, both Karen & Emmanuela were lovely. The breakfast was just the right amount of food, right by the fire with a view of the hills out of the window, it was gorgeous! If you’re looking to get away from it all, relax and do some walking/ cycling/ nothing at all... this is ideal. Can’t wait to go back.

Excellent! You can be sure of a very warm, genuine welcome from Emanuela and her family. Very good standards of accommodation throughout. Plus you have great views of the sublime scenery around the cottage .....and lovely weather (well it was glorious sunshine when I was there!)

We loved Crackpot Cottage, Emanuela and Karen are warm and welcoming. Their cottage is in the most beautiful setting with fantastic views of the dales. It was very clean with lovely little touches. There is a good variety of breakfast choices and we went away with a box of fresh eggs which were delicious. We were given instructions to find Crackpot Falls which are well worth a visit (and just down the road) A real gem.

Crackpot Cottage is heaven on a stick. It is in the most electrifyingly beautiful location - everything was perfect, sparkling clean, glorious bathroom potions, breakfast made from their own hens' eggs and neighbour's honey with different home made relishes.. and great advice about local walks, where to eat etc. The hosts could not have been more helpful, and were brilliant and so generous when we had a car key crisis. Cannot recommend it highly enough. If you want to visit Swaledale this is paradise.

If you love countryside living look no further, Emanuela and Karen keep a beautiful cottage in the heart of the Yorkshire dales. Wonderful place to stay and a breakfast to die for! We loved the homemade sauces!

Ema and Karen were absolutely amazing and made sure everything was spot including helping when we couldn’t get a fire started. There’s no electricity or signal so it’s perfect for a moment to disconnect! The platters you can order were also perfection and thoroughly worth buying for an evening around the fire pit. Can’t wait to return!

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