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!
Fantastic hospitality and very informative and engaging hosts. The Airbnb was perfect, full of character with a lovely area outside to have a fire! We would highly recommend!
Do yourself a favor and stay here! Emma and Karen are the best AirBnB hosts you could ever hope for. They are full of awesome tips for walks nearby and good restaurants to visit and things to do. I honestly don’t know how we would have planned our days out without their advice. If you are into walking, this location is great. You can walk out their door and go on a great 6 mile hike with amazing views, and otherwise, you are central to the most dramatic and beautiful parts of the Dales to go visit. Every morning, we were greeted with an amazing breakfast (the full English breakfast was better than what we had in London at a place that was supposed to have the best full English breakfast in the city). The bread is always homemade, there are a range of homemade condiments, the eggs are from the backyard, and the sausage and bacon are fantastic. The homemade condiments are stellar and the homemade ketchup is the best ketchup I have ever had. We ended up canceling our second reservation in Masham so we could stay longer at Crackpot Cottage and 5 days was nowhere near long enough! The suite is nice and private with a separate bathroom and a curtain separating the suite from the hallway. I cannot say enough great things about the Crackpot cottage or about how wonderful Emma and Karen were! The value for the nightly fee is incredible, and your money will be well spent staying here during your trip to the Dales. Pro Tip: type Crackpot into your GPS and it should take you right where you need to go
Friendly and relaxed hosts with a really beautiful cabin to stay in. We chose not to have a fire at the fire pit this time (a bit wet and windy for us) but the set up was brilliant and I'd love to head back to make use of that another time. I didn't tell my boyfriend where we were staying and when he saw the cabin he was completely blown away. It's all very attractively decorated, it's all brand new and super clean and tidy. We just stayed one night but we could easily have stayed a few days with some books and enjoying the incredible views. Breakfast was delicious with homemade (!!!) ketchup. A wonderfully relaxing retreat, if you want to escape it all then this is the place to run away to!
Emanuela was the perfect host. Communication was polite and very prompt. We were made very welcome and our room was great. The breakfast was lovely and the eggs from the chickens in the garden and home made bread made it even more special. The location was awesome as was the view from the window. A really nice lady and a wonderful home. Highly recommend
Emanuela's place is amazing! My wife and I both agree that it has been our favorite AirBnB that we have stayed at so far. The cabin was a real rustic experience, complete with a stunning view of one of the many beautiful Yorkshire valleys. On our first night, Emanuela made us homemade pizza, which we enjoyed with our amazing view. On the second night, we cooked a meal in the dutch oven over the fire, which was a really fun experience as well. During the day, we enjoyed some nice walks in the area, recommended by Emanuela and her lovely partner Karen. Each morning, Emanuela and Karen brought us breakfast, which included incredible homemade bread. It was nice having morning chats with both of them. They are both super friendly and made sure that we always had what we needed. We will definitely go back!
This is a gem of a property. The owners are very welcoming and have added many lovely touches to enhance your experience of staying there. The cabin is warm and cosy with a deck to sit on providing views across the valley of Swaledale. We accepted the offer of home made pizza in the evening which was well worth the extra charge and was delivered to our door with a glass of red wine. The passive showers work perfectly well as does the composting loo. We thoroughly recommend this place.
Emanuela and Karen were wonderful hosts! The cabin was clean, cosy, and well decorated and they made sure we had everything we needed. The views from the picnic area are absolutely gorgeous! Eating Emanuela's delicious homemade pizza with wine and those views was spetacular. They gave great suggestions for hiking in the area as well! We would love to stay with them again.