Niffany Barn

Skipton, The Gateway to the Dales, Yorkshire Dales (Ref. 12552)

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Cottage features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms


  • Bathrooms


  • Pets


The Property

A stone-built, semi-detached barn conversion, located on a working livestock farm on the outskirts of the ever-popular market town of Skipton. Set alongside the canal and the owners' privately let mooring, this Skipton cottage is an ideal base for those looking to discover the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Visitors will enjoy the lovely surroundings, the beautiful views across the Aire Valley and the delightful canalside walkinto the town centre. This Skipton holiday home boasts an unusual upside down layout with the sitting room located on the first floor, taking full advantage of the delightful views. A cosy sitting room with woodburning stove, a modern kitchen diner and three lovely bedrooms provide guests with a delightful base from which to explore this wonderful area. Outside your Skipton holiday cottage is a garden with patio area, where you can sit and relax on a summer's evening as you plan your itinerary for the next day. Well known as 'The Gateway to the Dales', Skipton has a bustling high street, which has won an award in 2008 for being the best shopping street in Britain and Ireland. From your Skipton cottage you can enjoy canal boat trips, a swimming pool, a golf course, excellent cycling routes, tennis courts and a myriad of walks including easy rambles and challenging fell walks, all in close proximity to the town. Also within easy reach of your Skipton holiday accommodation are a wide selection of restaurants, tea rooms and coffee shops, while the traditional market sells fresh produce throughout the year including local cheeses, fish, meats and fresh vegetables. A wonderful Skipton cottage, providing a great base for a family holiday whatever the time of year.


Three ground floor bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x single (can be king-size double on request with use of additional 2'6" pull-out bed), 1 x super king-size double (zip and link - can be twin on request). First floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. First floor kitchen with dining area. First floor sitting room with woodburning stove. Ground floor hallway.


Electric central heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Fuel for woodburning stove provided on honesty box basis. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Off road parking for 3 cars. Garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shops and pubs 1 mile.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

About the location


Grassington 9 miles; Harrogate 20 miles.

Known as “The Gateway to the Dales”, Skipton is well placed for visiting all that the Dales has to offer, whilst York, the Lake District and the West Coast are also within easy motoring distance. This lovely market town has much to interest the enthusiastic visitor, boasting an ancient castle open to the public, a beautiful old parish church and a colourful market occupying the cobbled setts each side of the high street. In 2008 the Academy of Urbanism voted the High Street the best shopping spot in Britain, and the The Copper Dragon Brewery, opened in 2002 is highly rated in the CAMRA listings. Steam railways with regular excursions are available at Embsay and Bolton Abbey, and the Leeds to Liverpool Canal passes through Skipton with the 1 mile long Foulridge Tunnel and the 5-rise locks at Bingley within a short travel. Golf, swimming, squash, tennis and snooker are all available locally and the excellent public transport means the car can be left at home!

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