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Scale House

(Ref. 1052663)

Rylstone near Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 22 Guests

  • 9 Bedrooms

  • 7 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Sauna
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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42 Customer Reviews

  • "We booked Scale House for my daughter's hen party - with 22 well-behaved mothers, girlfriends, aunties & cousins."

    The house was absolutely perfect. It is really stunning and very special. There was plenty for all ages to do, eg hot tub, table tennis, sauna, garden walks with sweeping lawns, and plenty of room for us all to get together for fun and games. We hired a private chef for the evening we arrived and that worked really well. The owners, John & Haley, were so helpful and everything, and more, had been thought of. All the rooms have the wow factor, and everywhere is just so photogenic. Some of the second floor rooms are maybe more suited to children but we really didn't mind as we only slept (very well!) up there. All the bedrooms on the first floor are lovely, especially the four poster which of course the bride to be had to have. We all said we would be looking for an excuse to return.

    Reviewed by S E5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had an absolutely amazing stay in a truly beautiful property."

    It was clear so much thought had gone in to the design and stocking of the property. We all had a wonderful time. The only thing I’d recommend would be a floor plan to help people plan where people were going to stay when at the property. The hosts and Jacob were so friendly and on hand for anything we need. My hen weekend was magical and such a memorable stay! We hope to come back for sure! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Hannah4.7Feb 2024

  • "Wonderful home, everything you could wish to have as part of your stay."

    Haley & John are such lovely hosts and really make you feel welcome and are on hand to answer any questions. Mike was also really helpful and friendly showing us round and letting us know how things worked. I stayed with friends and family as part of birthday celebrations and the experience just made my birthday even more special. You probably need a car if you are wanting to get to Skipton, Grassington or any nearby villages but honestly you could easily enjoy walks in the local area or just enjoy being in the property - for such a large house it was incredibly cosy and warm. Plenty of choice in films to watch (Blu-ray), games (darts and table tennis), the sauna, gym and hot tub. Hopefully be back again in the future

    Reviewed by Faye5.0Jan 2024

  • "What a superb find."

    Our family ( ages 1 - 70yrs ) couldn't have enjoyed our Christmas more. The photos on the website do not do justice to what we found. Everything had been meticulously thought out and was a constant delight. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Rosemarie5.0Dec 2023

  • "We booked Scale House for our wedding week."

    Absolutely amazing property. From the cinema room, to the games room, to the hot tub. We loved it all! We had a private chef come to the house to serve our wedding breakfast and the dining room seated the 16 of us easily. Excellent Wi-Fi throughout the house and the hosts were quick to answer any of our queries. Would highly recommend Scale House, we had the most magical week there.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Dec 2023

  • "Everything, and I mean everything, was amazing."

    Scale house is absolutely beautiful, inside and out. It was kept warm and felt really cozy with plenty of room for everyone. The kitchen was well equipped with every gadget you’d need whether you were making toast or a 3 course meal, perfect! The decor is stunning in every room we all loved it, and the rooms just kept coming, it’s a huge place! Everyone had a great time so thank you for letting us borrow your home for 2 nights, and I’m sure we’ll be back ☺️

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Nov 2023

  • "The property looked great online but on arrival it exceeded all expectations ..."

    The property looked great online but on arrival it exceeded all expectations with a group of 18 ranging from 78 to 6 there was something for everyone great hosts will look to book again

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Nov 2023

  • "What a fantastic beautiful house."

    Bedrooms were comfy and beautifully decorated, kitchen was well equipped, had everything we needed, grounds are stunning. Even in the rain the surroundings are beautiful. This place definitely has the ‘wow’ factor. Hope we can return soon!

    Reviewed by Charlene5.0Sep 2023

  • "An amazing place to stay for a large group, whatever the age."

    A beautiful property and facilities. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners who were on the end of the phone for any queries/problems. No hesitation on recommending this property to others and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Aug 2023

  • "There were 17 of us who stayed for the week."

    9 Adults and 8 children. Absolutely everything was spectacular. The photos online don't do this property justice, you must take a look at Instagram. The huge bedrooms and the spacious bathrooms were superb and the living space downstairs was more than enough for all of us, you never felt like you were cramped as we had in previous properties. With the two lounges, snug and study, and that's just downstairs. The children loved the cinema room and the vast grounds were thorough explored by all. Including a game or two of cricket on the lawn. John recommended a walk going out the back of the property into the woods, which all the Dad's did the one day, which was enjoyed and what made it even better was that they then had the hot tub to come back to after extending the walk to almost 20 miles! The kitchen was well stocked with all the relevant pots and pans which enabled us to do a Sunday Roast for 21 people, we had some friends stop for lunch, and the ovens and aga worked overtime. (Haley had also recommended a few butchers which was helpful) There were also enough glasses for multiple glasses of wine throughout the evening and the coffee machines were used by all, every day, multiple times a day. The two washing machines and tumble dryer were a god send with 8 children as well as the drying racks in the laundry room. There were board games to choose from in the study as well as a mixture of novels for both young and old. Haley set up a whatsapp group with myself and John, which we used during the week to ask any questions. This was a great help and no question was too big or small. To top off the amazing level of service, I left our spare set of car keys by the front door, which John and Haley posted straight back to me without any fuss whatsoever. If there was one thing I would change, that would be to install a second dishwasher, with 17 people, it was on constantly. Thank you for letting us stay in your property, it was definitely a week to remember.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Aug 2023

  • "Really could not fault this place, the hosts were so welcoming from the moment we arrived and responsive on messages when we needed anything."

    The house is beautiful and you can tell they have carefully thought about all aspects to make it such an amazing stay. I would come back and stay again and I don’t normally like going back to the same place twice. We booked Scale house for my birthday. There were 22 of us including children, it was more than comfortable and the kids loved the grounds and cinema room. Thank you so much John and Haley!

    Reviewed by Asia5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a great weekend with 22 members of the family in a supreme location ."

    .. the house is generous in its proportions to such an extent that one can be lost only to find another room or area where family has gathered. Hosts were welcoming and efficient in delivering a perfect venue for a perfect event.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2023

  • "This house just provided everything for a family of all ages and we wished we could have stayed longer."

    The owner was so helpful and there was nothing we could have wanted extra because everything had been thought of. Wonderful furnished house with all the finishing touches. The setting and views were perfect .Couldn’t recommend it highly enough.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful house with us."

    We planned to visit local attractions daily but found ourselves so comfortable and content in the lovely garden which was in full bloom and hot tub that we found it hard to leave! Every piece of kitchen and home equipment you could ever imagine was available and with so much space we wished we had a tracker device for the children when it was time for dinner! The furnishings were luxurious and bedrooms elegant. We will be sure to visit again. Thank you John and Haley

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0May 2023

  • "It is an amazing space."

    Very welcoming and plenty to do and see. There is so much kitchen equipment and fridge space.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2023

  • "We had a very special, three-generation family reunion with people gathering from far and wide."

    Scale House was superb, and the hospitality and kindness of owners John and Haley was exceptional - not one expects from your average house rental. The hot tub and gym were greatly enjoyed, especially by the youngsters, and we loved lounging about on the terrace and looking at the view; and then, the surrounding countryside is gorgeous for walks, too. Many special memories were made. Extra points awarded for super-comfy beds, and for the outrageously luxurious master suite! Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0May 2023

  • "Fabulous property with the ‘wow’ factor !"

    !The pictures on the listing do not do it justice . There were 22 of us visited and had a lovely time in the gorgeous surroundings and gardens. Lots of room to socialise in or escape for a chill . Everything you could possibly want for a luxury week away. The rooms are beautifully decorated and plenty of fabulous stunning bathrooms,. Lots of facilities to keep you entertained, cinema room , darts , ping pong , gym , hot tub ! We all can’t wait to return .

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent house for a very large party."

    Plenty of space, very good facilities and equipment. Although the weather was poor the children had great fun, spent a lot of time in the big hot tub and the gym and also several rooms with TVs kept them happy. The owners were very welcoming and responsive to any issues and provided an impressive basket of products from the farm shop on our arrival. Can’t recommend too highly. Hilary Franks

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Apr 2023

  • "This is a beautiful house, the photos do not do it justice."

    It was spotless, all the facilities and extra touches included. We had a lovely welcome from the host, showing us how everything worked. we had a wonderful Hen weekend, perfect for a group party / family get together. we would all definitely recommend, most of us already looking to when we can book again.

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Mar 2023

  • "Scale House is one of the most beautiful properties I've ever had the chance to stay in."

    Haley & John were dream hosts, very accomadating and welcoming, such lovely people and we can't thank you enough for all that you did to make my husband's birthday celebrations feel special. We already want to plan a return as soon as possible! Kat & Dan

    Reviewed by Kat5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely wonderful ."

    The owners met us and showed us around the property, they couldn't do enough. A lovely welcome basket of local produce in the kitchen, each bedroom beautifully decorated, and the main downstairs rooms were so large there was never any crowded spaces. The grounds outside were very pleasant, including a hot tub, gym and sauna room. Gorgeous scenery from each bedroom, would certainly recommend to family friends and clients...we will go back

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2022

  • "We all had a lovely relaxing weekend in this beautiful property"

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Dec 2022

  • "One word AMAZING."

    A family group of 21 from the age of 15 months to 68 years old. Everyone had a fantastic stay. Haley and John you have a beautiful place and couldn't do enough for us. Also well done to your team of cleaners very polite and professional

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Nov 2022

  • "What an amazing house."

    It is grand yet comfortable and homely and was the perfect venue for us to bring our family together in celebration of our Golden Wedding anniversary. An added bonus was how perfectly it fitted the Halloween theme with spooky décor around the hall and dining room, all of which further added to the fun. The hot tub was well used generally and to top off our stay we sat in the tub on one crisp, frosty morning watching the sun rise. Absolutely beautiful! Thank you to John and Haley for your attention to detail and for the use of your fabulous house for our special occasion.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7Oct 2022

  • "What an amazing house and weeks holiday at Scale House."

    I can't express how much we enjoyed our time there, we'll definitely be back. Thank you !

    Reviewed by Harvey5.0Sep 2022

  • "This exceeded all our expectations and we would highly recommend Scale house for any sort of gathering of family, friends or relatives."

    It is large enough to allow to cater for all your needs and space. The kitchen is well equiped with all usual equipment found in any home. There are basic provisions so no need to take tea and coffee etc. A welcome bag was provided with lots of little luxury items sourced locally. The gym, sauna and hot tub were used by all the family and we enjoyed the lovely outdoor facilities including gas BBQ and fire pit. The house is absolutely wonderful and we can not praise it enough but I must also add that the hosts, John and Haley went out of their way to make the whole experience memorable. thank you so much.

    Reviewed by Ingrid5.0Aug 2022

  • "Highly recommended."

    Scale House does not disappoint. Fabulous accommodation superbly furnished with great in-house facilities. The cinema room, table tennis and hot tub being favourites during our stay. Our family party of 17 had a fantastic week celebrating a 70th birthday. Excellent communication with owners who are committed to ensure all guests enjoy their stay.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a fantastic week at Scale House with our family of 18; 8 children aged 2-13 and 10 adults."

    There is so much space both indoors and outdoors for everyone to either join in or sneak away to a quiet corner and the dining table was big enough for us all to eat dinner together. I think we used all the facilities over the week with table tennis and the hot tub being the favourites. The house is extremely well equipped ( we made a big chilli in the extra large slow cooker while we were out all day) and all the rooms are comfortable, spacious and tastefully decorated. Haley and John were there to give a tour on our arrival which was extremely useful and set up a WhatsApp group so we could get in contact if needed. They also made lots of useful suggestions for places to visit - the children loved Billy-Bobs which we’d probably wouldn’t have visited without a recommendation. The weather wasn’t great but we really didn’t notice as there was so much to do both at the house and in the local area. The children have been telling everyone they’ve stayed in a castle and two little girls even got their wish of sleeping in a four poster bed for a night come true!

    Reviewed by Joanna4.7Jul 2022

  • "Scale House is a beautiful home."

    We had a fantastic stay for 15 family members. 3 generations from 2-68 yrs. The bedrooms were beautiful. The two main lounges were great and used for family chats and games. The cinema is a great addition and we had a couple of cinema sessions. We had some lovely family meals together which made our stay extra special. The hot tub and gym were used by all members of the family. All the facilities both inside and out were outstanding. The welcome pack was a beautiful gift and greatly appreciated by us all. We would definitely recommend your home for a family break. Any little issues were promptly sorted with a smile. Thank you Haley and John

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2022

  • "A beautiful house that is perfect for a special celebration."

    Scale house is opulent yet comfortable. Hayley and John were wonderful hosts and made our group feel so welcome. We enjoyed the little touches around your home - our welcome hamper filled with local goodies, Molton brown toiletries and freezer with ice dispenser. The kitchen is well equipped with an Aga, beautiful crockery and cutlery. We enjoyed the dining room too, a beautiful space to be all seated together, enjoying good food, wine and reminiscing of our friendship memories. The weather was kind to us the following day and we enjoyed the day in the garden with comfortable furniture and a large hot tub. The grounds are stunning. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed our weekend break and we all want to return - Christmas time would be magical. A special thank you also to Skyes cottages that made the booking so seamless. Would highly recommend using both again.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7May 2022

  • "People say that: you don't remember what people tell you, but you do remember how they made you feel, and from the moment we met Hayley and John made us feel completely at ease in their house."

    They greeted us warmly, and it was obvious from the outset they were committed to making our stay truly memorable. The house itself is extremely well appointed and situated in breathtaking scenery, we can't wait to go back!

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0May 2022

  • "We enjoyed a wonderful weekend celebrating our friends hen do."

    The property is outstanding and has absolutely everything you could possibly need at a holiday property. The owners Haley and John greeted us on arrival and gave us a lovely tour of the property and it's facilities. Scale house is breathtaking but it is also so homely. We didn't leave the property all weekend as there was plenty for us to do in the house, we made full use of the hot tub and the surrounding gardens. However, the owners were full of information about the local area. All 16 of us absolutely loved our stay and didn't want to come home! The owners are so responsive and answered multiple questions I had about the property before we came and they went above and beyond and helped organise the delivery of a beautiful bouquet of flowers and helium balloons to surprise the bride to be on her arrival! We did have a leak at the property on our first morning but John responded immediately and was at the property within half an hour. He did everything to ensure our holiday wasn't disturbed in anyway. The customer service was outstanding. We would definitely like to return as a group in the future but we have all said it would be a fabulous property to come with our families also. I would certainly recommend staying at Scale House!

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0May 2022

  • "I just wanted to say a HUGE thank you for the most amazing weekend."

    I can't quite believe we found such a beautiful house to host our big family party. Everyone was asking how I had found it! Scale House is by far the best large house we have ever stayed in for one of these family celebrations. I think the words that would best describe the experience are 'five star luxury' not only for the house which is just so beautiful, we felt like we were staying in a set from an interior design magazine, but also the service you provided was exceptional. Nothing was too much trouble for you.

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Apr 2022

  • "The Scale house is a dream home in a wonderful location."

    The pictures simply don't do the space the justice it deserves. The owners welcomed us as family, complete with a wonderful selection of goods from local establishments. Everything was clean, well maintained and comfortable, they made a very special occasion (our best friend's wedding) absolutely perfect. We have already recommended the location to our friends and family and will be sure to book again as soon as we can!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay, it’s a comfortable home and great for a family get together ."

    Reviewed by Craig3.8Apr 2022

  • "The hosts were absolutely fantastic, having spent a lot of time trying to fix a plumbing issue."

    Unfortunately that issue is why it was slightly uncomfortable in one of the rooms, however besides that there were no problems at all and we all had a wonderful stay. The house is kept very clean and is very warm despite the weather and it being a very large space. The surroundings & nearby town and attractions are stunning.

    Reviewed by Mishal4.4Dec 2021

  • "I rented Scale House for my birthday and it’s safe to say it was my best birthday ever!"

    The house is beautiful and the photos don’t do justice to how gorgeous the house is inside, it is an absolute dream! The owners are two of the loveliest people I have ever met and were on hand all weekend only a text message away should we have needed anything. I would recommend this place as a holiday to anyone, despite the vast size of the house it feels very cosy and homely so is a perfect choice for large or small groups. My only regret is that we didn’t stay for longer, as after 3 nights, none of us wanted to leave!

    Reviewed by Amber5.0Nov 2021

  • "Had an absolutely fabulous stay!"

    We travelled with family for my mums 60th and the owners were so accommodating and friendly it made her time extra special! The house was a perfect setting and really completed the event. A big thank you to Hayley and John for all they did for us. Matt and Family

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Nov 2021

  • "Quite simply the best holiday property we have ever stayed in."

    The house is stunning, so well equipped and with amazing facilities. The hosts could not have been more accommodating and were incredibly attentive. The surrounding area is beautiful and there is so much to do within a 10 mile radius. I would happily recommend this property to anyone and we hope to return some day.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Oct 2021

  • "Perfect venue for our recent family get together ."

    Family re-united from England, Ireland, Wales and USA. Space to enjoy communal time or to have some down time Facilities were wonderful. Hosts very pleasant on arrival and helpful without being intrusive. Amazing welcome hamper. Truly a fantastic place to stay and would certainly enjoy a return visit one day. Thank you Hayley and John for sharing your home.

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Sep 2021

  • "A beautiful house expensively furnished and well equipped, the gardens extensive and immaculate."

    Hayley and John were there to greet us, very friendly hosts who did all they could to make us welcome and ensure our comfort. We usually go to France for our group trip but this made a wonderful alternative and opened our eyes to the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales, we all said we’d be back.

    Reviewed by Natalie4.4Sep 2021

  • "Amazing house, amazing location, amazing hosts."

    A really relaxing holiday - walking in the hills, hot tub and gym for stay at home days. A great place for a large family holiday- something for everyone.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2021

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  • Set over three floors
  • Nine bedrooms: 1 x king-size with balcony with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, double basin and WC, 1 x king-size with a single sofa bed (available on request) with open-fire and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x second-floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, 1 x second-floor king-size, 1 x double, 1 x second-floor double, 1 x family room with 3 singles
  • Family bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Second-floor bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom
  • Kitchen/diner with TV
  • Utility
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • 2 x sitting rooms with open-fires
  • Second-floor sitting room
  • Snug
  • Snug with open fire
  • Second-floor cinema room
  • Second-floor games room
  • External gym with sauna
  • Wood-fired central heating with AGA, woodburning stove and 4 x open fires
  • AGA range, double electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, fridge with ice induction, 2 x washing machines, Dishwasher, coffee machine, Alexa, tumble dryer, 3 x TVs, projector and WiFi, selection of games, full size table tennis
  • Additional double put up bed available
  • 2 x Mamas and Papas High Chairs and 2 x Venture AirPod Travel Cots
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 8 cars
  • Enclosed front garden with graveled area with gym and sauna
  • Rear enclosed garden with lawn, patio, hot tub, furniture and large outback gas-fired BBQ and fire pit
  • Private balcony with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 2.2 miles
  • Note: Please pull out of the drive with caution as the property is on a main road

The property

Scale House is an imposing, lovingly restored, Grade II listed country home dating back to the late 1500s, which retains many of its original period features whilst boasting an eco-friendly biomass heating system, all set in private woodland and nestled within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, located in Rylstone, just a few minutes by car in either direction of Skipton and Grassington.

Sleeping 20 guests over three floors with nine bedrooms and boasting outstanding features and breath-taking views, this property is ideal for a large gathering of family or friends to celebrate a special occasion or enjoy some quality time in total comfort in the heart of the Yorkshire countryside.

Make your way through the entrance gates; you'll feel like royalty as you venture along the private drive to this grand property, where outside the main house, you will find ample parking for ten cars.

The courtyard area has a separate gym/yoga room with a selection of gym equipment, and a fabulous sauna all provided to create the perfect environment to stay healthy and enjoy the ultimate relaxing holiday!

Once parked, enter a stunning entrance hall, showcasing the original hand-carved staircases, a glistening crystal chandelier with a large stained-glass window and ornate plaster work throughout.

The ground floor is home to an array of sitting areas, providing you and your family ample socialising spots; one of the sitting areas is an excellent spot with a toasty open fire and leather seating, ready to be cosied up on in front of the TV; the other room is a very impressive space with three plush sofas, an open fire and gorgeous décor with views over the lawns.

For more intimate spaces to relax, there are two additional snugs, one featuring a selection of books and board games for those quieter moments, and the other hosts an open fire, TV and seating for you to unwind.

Enjoy a movie night in the spacious second-floor cinema room, before taking part in a competitive game of darts next door.

Head back downstairs to the well-equipped kitchen/diner, fitted with a fantastic AGA range, double electric oven and halogen hob and more for you to take advantage of whilst you rustle up your favourite dishes; the kitchen is also served by a dining table with lovely window seating and a breakfast bar; a welcome pack will be waiting for you with some of Yorkshire's finest locally sourced produce and a helpful guest information book.

Progress through to the magnificent dining room with its high vaulted beamed ceiling and a wonderful feature woodburning stove providing extra ambiance and a dining suite that seats the whole group for you to enjoy a feast as you catch up on the days events and chat about the fabulous things you've seen and done.

Additionally, on this floor you will find a utility room that is served by two washing machines and a separate tumble dryer along with a large American fridge-freezer for your convenience.

In the evening, head off to sleep in one of nine bespoke and luxuriously appointed bedrooms named after some of the local village areas, all of which have fabulous 800 thread-count luxury bed linen, the principle bedroom being a magnificent king-size suite Masham, with a glorious four-poster bed, superbly appointed dressing room and accompanying bath suite and shower room with a private balcony where you can enjoy the tranquillity and scenic views over the woodlands.

Situated nearby along the main hall is the Hetton, a wonderfully proportioned bedroom with an open fire and en-suite shower room and views over the gardens, and further along you will find the Rylstone, another king-size bedroom complete with an en-suite.

Progress through the first floor to find a spacious family room Burnsall, hosting four single beds that are perfect for the little ones.

The gardens are a particularly beautiful and restful feature of Scale House, so take the time to stroll around the grounds and leave the kids to play on the extensive lush lawns that back on to private woodlands; When it’s time to unwind and relax further, perhaps a soak in the marvelous hot tub before or after dinner.

The nearby town of Skipton hosts all local amenities, alongside a wealth of attractions, why not tour the glorious historical Skipton Castle, play a round of golf at the challenging Skipton Golf Course, or learn about Skipton's history in the Craven Museum & Gallery.

Head towards the village of Embsay and board the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway to run through the rural scenery and end up at the fantastic Bolton Abbey, take the kids to Hesketh Farm Park and view the variety of farm animals, before enjoying traditional dishes at the Elm Tree Inn.

A highlight of the property is that you will be staying within the boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, very popular with cyclists and those with an outdoor interest where you can enjoy a trek along the Pennine Way Trail, explore the caves of Ingleborough and White Scar, or experience the mystical Hull Pot Waterfall.

The Duke of Devonshire's estate, Bolton Abbey is on your doorstep and a short drive will take you to Haworth, home to the Bronte sisters, the amazing independent, quirky town of Hebden Bridge, the spa towns of Harrogate and Ilkley which are home to the famous Betty's Tea Rooms, well worth a visit for those who love traditional elegance and superb afternoon tea!

With the nearby Nidderdale, Forest of Bowland and Malham's areas of outstanding natural beauty, you will never be short of things to do in this fantastic location.

For a delightful break in North Yorkshire, you can be Lord or Lady of the Manor in the breath-taking, but homely, Scale House.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £1000.

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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 2014, The Sunday Times named Skipton as Britain's "best place to live" and two years later placed it among the nine best towns in Yorkshire and the North-East. 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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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas