Visiting The Yorkshire Dales

Posted on November 30th, 2015

Yorkshire is home to some of the most spectacular scenery in the country, in particular the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and is an ideal place for a cottage holiday. There are so many places we could recommend but here are a few destinations you may like to visit while holidaying in the area.


The pretty village of Malham is well worth a visit. A walk up Malham Cove will reward you with beautiful views and a chance to take in the unique limestone pavement at the top; Harry Potter fans amongst you may recognise this as one of the film locations featured in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Or pay a visit to the beauty spot of Malham Tarn, England’s highest freshwater lake.


The quaint market town of Settle, home of the famous Settle-Carlise Railway is a popular stop for walkers and has a variety of shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants. It is an ideal base for those wanting to partake in outdoor activities such as fell walking and cycling or simply to do some sight-seeing.


Home to the world famous Wensleydale Cheese, a trip to Hawes would not be complete without a visit to the Wensleydale Creamery Visitor Centre where you can explore the museum, visit the coffee shop or the restaurant and of course, sample some beautiful cheese! This small market town has beautiful scenery and is popular amongst walkers.


Grassington is a small market town boasting a variety of shops selling local foods, gifts, arts and crafts, along with cafes and restaurants. It is an ideal location from which to explore other nearby Yorkshire Dales towns and villages. Explore the quaint streets and the cobbled market place, take a riverside walk or simply relax in one of the local pubs or cafes.

Kilnsey and Conistone

The stunning views surrounding Kilnsey and Conistone can be enjoyed on one of the many walking routes but there is also the opportunity to take in the scenery on horseback from the Kilnsey Trekking Centre. There are rainbow trout fishing opportunities at Kilnsey park, which also features a nature trail for children. Kilnsey is also hosts an annual agricultural show.


The village of Bunsall has a pretty riverside setting and is surrounded by unspoilt scenery.It is an ideal place for a day out; there are plenty of walking routes (the villages of Grassington, Hebden and Linton are all within reach) and in summer months, many families enjoy a picnic by the river.


The village of Ingleton is situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and is home the popular Ingleton Waterfalls Trail which boasts some breathtaking woodland and waterfall scenery, along with a variety of plants and wildlife. Ingleton is also an ideal base for caving and fell walking and also has an outdoor seasonal swimming pool.

Three Peaks

For walking enthusiasts amongst you, a visit to the Yorkshire Dales is ideal as there are countless walking routes throughout the national park. If you fancy a challenge, why not climb one of the Three Peaks; Ingleborough, Pen-y-ghent and Whernside? Or if you’re feeling really energetic, take the 3 peaks challenge and climb them all in one go!

There are so many places in the Yorkshire Dales that are worth a visit and whatever your interests, you’re certain to appreciate the sheer beauty of this National Park. Search for your ideal holiday cottage now!

British Travel Awards 2015

Posted on November 28th, 2015

The British Travel Awards recognise and celebrate travel companies, attractions and destinations that us Brit’s love. On 25th November 2015 the great and the good in the travel industry gathered to find out who had won one of the coveted awards.

We’re proud to announce that many of the cottage booking websites we’re affiliated with came away with top honours at the 2015 British Travel Awards.

Sykes Cottages – Best UK Self Catering Holiday Booking Company (Large) – Winner!
Toad Hall Cottages – Best UK Self Catering Holiday Booking Company (Medium) – Winner!
Coast & Country Cottages – Best UK Self Catering Holiday Booking Company (Small) – Winner! – Best Holiday Accommodation Provider For Customer Service – Winner!

We’re also very pleased to say that some of the fantastic holiday destinations you can search on our site picked up a few awards too.

Cornwall – Best UK Holiday County/Destination – Winner!
Northumberland – Best UK Holiday County/Destination – Silver Award!
Devon – Best UK Holiday County/Destination – Bronze Award!
Bude – Best UK Coastal Resort – Winner!
Bournemouth – Best UK Coastal Resort – Silver Award!
Woolacombe – Best UK Coastal Resort – Bronze Award!


UK Christmas Markets 2015

Posted on November 21st, 2015

There are numerous Christmas Markets taking place across the UK and whether you are looking for a unique gift or just a day out, you’re sure to find something. If you are going on a UK cottage holiday over the festive season, a Christmas Market provides a lovely day out for couples and families alike and you may even be able to pick up some lovely local products. Or if you prefer produce from further afield, many of the markets have a continental theme. There are so many markets to choose from but here are a selection to give you some inspiration…..


Running from 13th November 2015 – 20th December 2015, the Glasgow Christmas Market takes place at St Enoch Square and features many continental traders from across the world. It also features a Bavarian bar, providing the opportunity to sample some traditional beers.

Christmas Market in Edinburgh

The Christmas Markets at Edinburgh start on the 20th November 2015 and run into the New Year until 4th January 2016. Attractions include the Children’s Market, the European Christmas Market and The Scottish Market.


Ambleside’s Traditional German Markets at Hayes Garden World provides the opportunity to buy a variety of lights, decorations, trees and crafts, as well as sampling German inspired food, drink and entertainment. The market runs from 7th November 2015- 23rd December 2015. Children can meet Santa in his igloo on 14th November2015.


Holker Hall and Gardens hosts a two day Winter Market on 7th and 8th of November 2015, providing the opportunity to purchase local produce and gifts as well as the chance to sample some local meats at the Holker BBQ.

Christmas Market in Manchester

The Manchester Christmas Markets will be open between 14th November and 21st December 2015. They are spread across the city centre at Albert Square, Brazennose Street, King Street, St. Ann’s Square, Exchange Street, Market Street, New Cathedral Street, Exchange Square, Corn Exchange and Cathedral Gardens. There are over 300 stalls selling a wide variety of international food, drink, crafts and toys to name but a few.


Situated in the Montpellier Quarter of the town, the Harrogate Christmas Market takes place over four days from 19th November – 22nd November 2015. It features approximately 200 traders selling products from Yorkshire and across the UK, as well as Santa’s Grotto and real reindeer for the kids.


Held on 19th November – 23rd December 2015, The St Nicholas Market in York has numerous stalls at different sites in the city centre including The Judges Lodgings, Parliament Street, Coppergate and the Shambles Market and will be selling goods from handmade jewellery to local farm produce. The first night will include the switching on of the Christmas lights and marks the official opening of the market.


The Whitby Christmas Market runs on the 27th, 28th and 29th of November 2015. Along with a variety of stalls and food outlets, there will also be a stage area for local choirs and musicians and Santa’s Grotto in a beach chalet.

Christmas Market in Leeds

The Christkindelmarkt in Leeds is an established German Christmas market. Set in Millennium Square and running from 13th November – 20th December 2015, the market features carousel rides, traditional wooden stalls and the Alp Chalet Bavarian eatery providing authentic German food and drink.


Taking place from 12 November – 23rd December 2015, the Cardiff Christmas Market is situated throughout the city centre. It features over 190 exhibitors over the 42 days, selling numerous varieties of gifts, crafts, artwork, food and drink to name but a few. It is also a short stroll form the city’s Winter Wonderland which features an ice rink, a funfair and the Alpine Village.


Market Place in Derby will be host to the Christmas Arts and Crafts Fair, taking place on 27th November – 23rd December 2015. There will be a range of goods on offer from independent crafters, providing the opportunity to purchase unique Christmas gifts.


The Deepdale Christmas Market will be held on the 4th, 5th and 6th December 2015 in Burnham Deepdale on the North Norfolk Coast. There will be the Deepdale Street Food Festival on the Friday evening and entertainment throughout the weekend. The market will feature over 100 stalls offering decorations, gifts, food and drink.

Christmas Market in Bath

There will be over 170 traditional wooden chalets lining the streets surrounding Bath Abbey and the Roman Baths at the award winning Bath Christmas Market, held on 26th November 2015 until 13th December 2015. A high proportion of the stall holders are from Bath and the surrounding area and will be selling a range of food, drink, toys and arts to name a few.


The Cantebury Christmas Market features over 35 cabins selling festive products and is held at the Whitefriars Shopping Centre from 28th November 2015 – 24th December 2015. There will also be Santa’s Grotto from the 5th December for the kids.


Running from 19th November – 19th December 2015, the Exeter Christmas market takes place in the heart of the city centre at The Cathedral Green. There will be both local and continental goods on offer including food, crafts, gifts and decorations.


The Padstow Christmas festival will be taking place from 3rd – 6th December 2015 and includes a Christmas market selling food, drink, arts and crafts and will also feature a selection of pop up stalls. The Festival boasts demonstrations from numerous chefs, a visit from Father Christmas, a firework display, music, a Santa fun run and a carol service.
Why not search for your perfect self-catering holiday cottage and visit one of these fabulous markets on your winter getaway? There are so many markets to name but there is sure to be one not too far away over the next month or two; you may even stumble across a hidden gem in a local village.


Chico’s Take Away, Skipton

Posted on November 21st, 2015

One of the perks of taking a self catering cottage break is that you can either cook for yourself or go out and enjoy a meal in a nice restaurant or buy a delicious take-away!
There are lots of take-aways to choose from and if you’re on holiday in the Skipton area then you might consider visiting Chico’s Take Away in Skipton.
Below is the full Chico’s menu to help you choose if this is the take-away for you.

Chico's Take Away, Skipton

Chico’s Take Away Menu

(V) Denotes Vegetarian

Pizza Menu

All pizzas are homemade, topped with special savoury tomato sauce, cheese and fresh ingredients.

1. Margherita Pizza – Cheese and Tomato. £3.40
2. Al Funghi Pizza (V) – Tomato, Cheese, Mushrooms, Herbs. £3.60
3. Prosciutto Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Ham, Herbs. £3.80
3a. Ham and Pineapple Pizza – Cheese, Tomato, Ham, Pineapple, Herbs. £3.90
4. Salami Pizza – Cheese, Tomato, Salami, Herbs. £3.80
5. Garlic Sausage Pizza – Cheese, Tomato, Garlic Sausage, Onions, Herbs. £3.80
6. Pollo Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Chicken, Fresh Tomatos, Herbs. £3.80
6a. Pollo Picante Pizza (HOT) – Tomato, Cheese, Chicken, Marinated Hot Sauces, Onions, Herbs. £4.10
7. Bolognese Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Bolognese, Onions, Herbs. £3.80
8. Chilli Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Chilli, Herbs. £3.80
9. Formaggi Pizza – Tomato, 4 Different Cheeses, Herbs. £3.80
10. Pepperoni Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Peppers, Hot Pepperoni Sausage, Herbs. £4.00
11. Prosciutto Funghi Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Ham, Mushrooms, Herbs. £3.80
12. Firenze Pizza (HOT) – Tomato, Cheese, Peppers, Pepperoni Sausage, Olives, Onions, Chilli Powder, Herbs. £4.00
13. Toscana Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Mushrooms, Ham, Peppers, Onions, Herbs. £4.20
14. Quatro Stagioni Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Mushrooms, Peppers, Salami, Shrimps, Herbs. £4.00
15. Marinara Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Shrimps, Mussels, Cockles, Olives, Herbs. £4.00
16. Marzano Pizza (V) – Tomato, Cheese, Mushrooms, Fresh Tomatoes, Onions, Garlic Powder, Cheddar Cheese, Herbs. £3.70
17. Sicily Pizza (V) – Tomato, Cheese, Mushrooms, Onions, Olives, Herbs. £3.70
18. Chico’s Special Pizza – Chef’s Own Special Preparation. £4.20
19. Chico’s Meat Feast Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Ham, Salami, Garlic Sausage, Pepperoni, Herbs. £4.20
20. Spicy Beef Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Spicy Beef, Onions, Chilli Powder, Herbs. £3.80
21. Americana Pizza – Cheese, Tomato, Salami, Pepperoni, Onions, Green Peppers, Herbs. £4.00
22. Tuna Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Tuna, Fresh Tomatoes, Herbs. £3.90
23. Pollo Funghi Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Chicken, Mushrooms, Herbs. £3.90
24. BBQ Chicken Pizza – BBQ Sauce, Chicken, Onions, Herbs. £4.00
25. BBQ Pizza – Cheese, BBQ Sauce, Pepperoni, Salami, Onions, Pineapple, Herbs. £4.00
26. Crispy Bacon Pizza – Cheese, Tomato, Mushrooms, Bacon, Fresh Tomatoes, Herbs. £4.10
27. Doner Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Doner, Onions, Herbs. £3.80
28. Napolitana Pizza – Tomato, Cheese, Tuna, Onions, Peppers, Herbs. £3.90
29. Create Your Own Pizza – With Up To Any Five Toppings. £4.30

Deep Pan Pizzas £1.20 Extra

Extra Pizza Toppings

Meat 60p
Veg 50p
Cheese 70p


Calzone Pizza Menu

30. Calzone Kebab – Folded Pizza, Kebab Meat, Chilli Sauce, Onions. £4.20
31. Calzone Kiev – Mozzarella, Mushrooms, Ham, Chicken, Garlic Sauce, Herbs. £4.20
32. Vegetarian Calzone (V) £4.00
33. Calzone – Folded Pizza, Ham, Salami, Garlic Sausage, Cheese, Mushrooms, Herbs. £4.20
33a. Calzone Picante (HOT) – Folded Pizza, Tomato, Cheese, Chicken, Marinated Hot Sauces, Spicy Beef, Mushrooms, Herbs. £4.20


Pasta Menu

34. Lasagne (Homemade) – Layers Of Spinach Pasta, Bolognese, Béchamel Sauce, Baked In The Oven, Topped With Cheese. £3.70
35. Spaghetti Bolognese – Spaghetti Pasta, Boglonese Sauce, Choice Of Parmesan Cheese. £3.70
36. Chilli Con Carne £3.70
37. Spare Ribs £3.70


Burger Menu

All burgers served in a seeded bun, lettuce, onion, fresh tomatoes and french fries.

38. Deluxe Burger – Quarter Pound £2.50, Half Pound £3.10
39. Cheese BurgerQuarter Pound £2.70, Half Pound £3.40
40. Chilli BurgerQuarter Pound £2.80, Half Pound £3.50
41. Bolognese BurgerQuarter Pound £2.80, Half Pound £3.50
42. 1000 Island BurgerQuarter Pound £2.70, Half Pound £3.50
43. Special Burger – 3 Different Cheeses, Tomato, Relish, Green Peppers, Salad – Quarter Pound £2.90, Half Pound £3.70
44. Five “O” BurgerQuarter Pound £2.80, Half Pound £3.60
45. Americano BurgerQuarter Pound £2.70, Half Pound £3.50
46. Coleslaw BurgerQuarter Pound £2.70, Half Pound £3.50
47. Chicken BurgerQuarter Pound £2.90, Half Pound £3.70
48. Veggie Burger (V) – Quarter Pound £2.60, Half Pound £3.30
Extra Burger Toppings 20p
Extra Cheese 40p


Other Dishes

49. Chicken Nuggets and Chips £3.10
50. Doner Kebab £3.60
51. Garlic Mushrooms (V) £2.20


Extras Menu

Garlic Bread £1.90
Cheese Garlic Bread £2.50
Tomato Garlic Bread £2.30
Side Salad £1.10
Coleslaw £1.00
Onion Rings £1.40
Fries £1.20
Chips ‘n’ Cheese £2.00
Chips ‘n’ Cheese ‘n’ Bacon £2.60
Selection Of Gateau £1.70
Soft Drinks 70p
Red Bull £1.50
Bottled Water 80p
Bottled Drinks £1.30


Dips Menu

Garlic Mayo 40p
Mayonnaise 40p
Mild Chilli Relish 40p
1000 Island 40p
BBQ 50p

# Cheese is a mixture of Cheese, Milk Protein, Vegetable Oil.

# Ham is Pork Shoulder.


Chico’s Take Away Opening Times

Sunday to Thursday 5PM till Midnight
Friday to Saturday 5PM till Late
Including Bank Holiday Weekends


Chico’s Take Away Contact Details

Telephone Number: 01756 799808
Address: 9 Sackville Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire.



Disclaimer: Remarkable Holidays Limited is not affiliated with Chico’s Take Away. This article does not constitute a recommendation and/or endorsement. This article is intended as a starting point for your further research in places to eat in Skipton. Details of this article were correct at the time of publication, 21st November 2015.