4.9★ Sykes rating 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms Pets No Features Open fire Garden / Patio Cot available Highchair available Washing machine Dishwasher Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities and Maintenance Search All reviews cottage (36) table (25) comfortable (24) lovely (24) stay (23) pub (21) 52 Customer Reviews "We had a lovely time, we were warm and comfortable in a lovely home that was beautiful but not so fussy with arty stuff to make us nervous with two energetic boys." We will definitely be coming for a longer stay with the rest of our grandchildren as soon as we can. Reviewed by Joy5.0★Dec 2023 "A blast from the past for me." It was wonderful.However, due to circumstances I could only stay for one night. The bedrooms were fantastic, extremely comfy beds,quality linens. One point would be to have had the heating on prior to our arrival. Also, a very basic welcome pack would be an advantage to provide maybe milk and sugar. I had read previous reviews and had noticed a thank you from previous guests for a welcome pack on arrival so presumed milk ect.. would have been provided. However, overall an enjoyable and restful stay. Reviewed by Joanne5.0★Nov 2023 "This is a well presented, clean and comfortably stylish property, but not ostentatious." It fits in with the surroundings! The beds are really comfortable with quality duvets and linen. Plenty of crockery and cutlery. The log burning stove is a real bonus and pleasure to sit round in the lovely lounge. Non-intrusive owners attached, who were a pleasure to meet and talk to. Lots of great walks. It’s reasonably remote, but not totally. AND a wonderful pub 100 metres away. Thanks Andy for your lovely review. Look forward to seeing you again. Kath Property Owner Reviewed by Andy5.0★Nov 2023 "A lovely, clean and spacious cottage in a beautiful, peaceful area, especially with all the autumn colours." We loved the log burner - so cosy. The Queen's Arms Pub does delicious food (takeaway too). Would definitely recommend. Added bonus was to recognise some spots where "All Creatures" were filmed! Pleased you enjoyed your stay in Littondale Property Owner Reviewed by John5.0★Oct 2023 "Lovely house in a beautiful and tranquil location." Wonderful walks abound and the Queens Arms is a great pub but be sure to book. There was a generous and plentiful supply of logs and coal which made for cosy evenings by the fire. The only downside we encountered was the uncomfortable bed in the balcony room - the mattress was old and the springs around the edges had failed completely. There was a mattress topper but that didn't make a difference. As there were just the two us we were able to swap to the front bedroom which was excellent and very comfortable. The views from all the rooms are lovely and the front garden is a real suntrap. Thank you for letting me know about the mattress. Lovely new one now in place. Property Owner Reviewed by Robert Frederick4.7★Oct 2023 "Excellent property." It needs to be clear that it is twenty minutes to the nearest shop. Reviewed by David5.0★Sep 2023 "Great selection of cooking equipment/utensils; fulfilled all our catering needs." The maps and guided walks were perfect for what ever the weather threw at us. For the rainy day we spent indoors, we were spoilt for the choice of games + quizzes to pass the time away. The locals were very welcoming, so were the proprietors of the Queens Arms; well it was only a short walk away. Reviewed by Rosie4.4★Sep 2023 "The cottage has all the comfort and facilities anyone could want." We felt at home as soon as we stepped through the door. The garden and garden furniture was perfect for sitting out in the evening and we made good use of that. The location is ideal for walking and the excellent details and maps of walks were a boon. The food at the Queens Head was delicious and the take-away service excellent. We plan to be back next year. Reviewed by Linda4.4★Sep 2023 "The cottage was well equipped and in a lovely location." The local pub was friendly and the food and beer were very good. We had a lovely time. The walking maps provided by the owners were a bonus. Reviewed by Dawn5.0★Aug 2023 "A lovely property in a beautiful location." We thoroughly enjoyed our week in Litton. The accommodation at Litton Hall Barn Cottage was of a high quality and very comfortable. We had two excellent meals at the nearby Queens Arms and the beer made on site was very good. Loved the index linked guide to 35 local walks provided in the cottage. For us it was a super introduction to the Yorkshire Dales and we plan to return. Reviewed by Wendy5.0★Jun 2023 "This is a beautiful cottage in every way." It’s location, lovely furniture and furnishings and very comfortable beds, so welcome at the end of a busy day.A friendly pub just down the road with excellent food, and good weather so what more could we ask for. We loved the Yorkshire Dales and our holiday home. Glenys Reviewed by Glenys4.7★Jun 2023 "The best holiday house we've ever stayed at in the UK!" The positives were almost too numerous to mention. The setting is beautiful. The whole house was furnished to the highest standard. It felt like a home. The owners were on hand and very helpful. We are likely to be back. Reviewed by Catherine5.0★Jun 2023 "All 4 of us really enjoyed our stay at Litton Hall Barn." The views were wonderful. We especially enjoyed the Log Fire in the cooler evenings. Just one last comment - we were very surprised to be told to take all the sheets and pillow cases of our beds! Surely that should be the work for the people who come in to carryout the cleaning of the property! Otherwise, a wonderful place to stay. Reviewed by David5.0★May 2023 "We had a lovely family gathering at the cottage." It was tastefully decorated, cosy and had everything we needed for our stay. The cottage is rural but situated in a beautiful spot and the garden area was lovely to sit out in. The local pub which is just 200 metres away was amazing, great food and drinks. Communication with hosts was great. We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend Reviewed by Dorothy5.0★May 2023 "Thankyou for our wonderful stay at litton barn cottage." The cottage was beautiful , it was clean and had everything you could want for a relaxing holiday. The views out of every window were stunning , it's so peaceful and has some lovely walks on the doorstep. It also has the added bonus of a superb pub the Queens Arms within walking distance serving some of the best food I've had in ages. Reviewed by Sarah5.0★Apr 2023 "Beautiful decorated cottage, very clean, white fluffy towels and bed linen, comfy bed, well equipped kitchen." Loved the log fire and hot baths following long walks. Great walks direct from the cottage. We ordered a tesco delivery and also ate at the pub, a few doors down (would highly recommend the home made pies and mash). Really enjoyable get away for the family. Would highly recommend. Than you very much for your review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in the cottage and Littondale and hope to see you again. Kath and Rob Property Owner Reviewed by Helen5.0★Mar 2023 "Four of us shared the cottage for a long weekend, and all agreed it was one of the best cottages we've stayed in." It was clean, warm, and comfortable, spacious and very well equipped. The furnishing and decoration was understated and tasteful, and we quickly felt at home. The welcome basket with wine, shortbread, coffee and tea was a nice touch; the feeling we had throughout was that the owners were doing their best to provide everything we could want. There was loads of hot water in showers with plenty of pressure, unlimited logs and coal for the cosy woodburner... I could go on, but you get the picture. The location for walking was excellent - we walked every day from the front door - and the provision of a stack of laminated routes from short strolls to massive challenges, with both descriptions and maps, made it really easy to select something suitable. Being less than a hundred yards from the friendly welcome of the Queens Arms was the icing on the cake - we ate there on Saturday and had a superb meal (both veggies and lamb pie fans); their award winning Bakewell tart is a thing of beauty. I don't generally gush like this, but I can't recommend this cottage enough. Thank you very much for your wonderful review. Very much appreciated. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Best wishes Kath & Rob Property Owner Reviewed by Ian5.0★Mar 2023 "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at LittonHall Barn Cottage." The cottage is beautifully furnished, extremely comfortable, homely and well equipped. There was a lovely welcome gift of wine, tea and biscuits which we very much appreciated. Littondale valley has a remote, quiet off the beaten track feel and with great walking from the doorstep. The river flowing through the valley (particularly after the snow melt) was impressive with fantastic bird life. With a great local pub that is welcoming and serves good pub food, it really is the perfect place to stay. We will definitely be booking a return visit. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. You certainly saw Littondale in all its glory with the snow. We look forward to seeing you again. Best wishes Kath Property Owner Reviewed by Andrea5.0★Mar 2023 "Stunning location, beautiful views and a great place to get away from it all." Having said that excellent Wi-Fi meant communication was brilliant. The cottage has been equipped to a high standard with lovely beds and bedding and tasteful decoration making for a homely stay. Despite freezing temperatures outside the cottage was well heated and had with a lovely wood burner and well stocked wood and coal store. This made for lovely nights in by the fire. The kitchen and dining areas are also well equipped with everything we needed. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. It certainly was chilly outside. Glad you were nice and cosy. Property Owner Reviewed by Graham5.0★Jan 2023 "The cottage was cosy but took a lot of heating." Luckily the owner told us to use the supply of logs. We were stranded as the roads flooded. The village is very remote, 5 miles up a mainly single track road which should be made clearer in the description. Also luckily we did a big shop before we got to cottage as nearest shop is at Threshfield and Grassington which we were told but very limited choice Reviewed by Tess3.4★Jan 2023 "Gorgeous cottage, cosy, comfortable and beautifully decorated - we really appreciated the quality of the furniture, bedding, curtains etc." And we loved the Christmas decorations as well, very welcoming - thank you! Litton is a pretty little village (with a fantastic pub!) in a lovely Dale, with wonderful walking, whether easy and more challenging, straight out of the front door. We definitely hope to return. So pleased you enjoyed your Christmas in Litton and we hope to see you again soon. Happy New Year Property Owner Reviewed by Fenella5.0★Dec 2022 "Extremely lovely cottage - perfect for our stay in Litton." Great location for exploring the Dales. The barn was very comfortable, beautifully decorated and fitted out , with lots of personal touches. Lovely log burning stove with a plentiful supply of logs. Very individual property, which we all appreciated. Thank you for your extremely kind feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner Reviewed by Alison5.0★Nov 2022 "Comfortable cottage beautifully furnished and equipped." Peaceful if remote position with lovely walks all around. The local pub was excellent, and we had a really relaxing holiday. Thankyou to the hosts. So pleased you enjoyed your holiday. Thank you for your kind comments. Property Owner Reviewed by Roz5.0★Nov 2022 "Lovely cottage in a great position for walking/exploring." Thank you for your great feedback. Property Owner Reviewed by Antony5.0★Oct 2022 "We had a lovely holiday." The cottage is truly luxurious with lots of little 'extra touches'. We appreciated the boring supplies such as washing pods and washing up liquid as much as the posh bits like the bluetooth speaker and fancy telly! Booths in Settle is not too far for your holiday treats, and there are a couple of good pubs in the valley too (the nearest a mere two-minute stagger- very popular, we should have booked a table.) Rooms are really comfortable, the house is spacious and finished to a high quality which made for a very special experience. We'd love to return. So pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again in the future. Property Owner Reviewed by Jen5.0★Oct 2022 "Loved our stay in Litton." Litton Barn Cottage is a real gem. Beautifully presented with everything you could need in a stunning setting. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your feedback Property Owner Reviewed by Emma5.0★Oct 2022 "We had a wonderful stay at this cottage." The welcome hamper was a lovely touch. The views were fabulous and the beds were exceptionally comfortable. We loved the unusual layout and all the lovely furniture, pictures and ornaments. Sitting with a drink looking out on to the hills was wonderful and snuggling down in front of the log burner was bliss. The Queens Head down the road was superb. We would definitely recommend it if you love the dales. Just one point, unless things have changed after my comments, take your own hairdryer. We couldn't find one. A top class cottage Thank you for your comments Sue. I will get a new hairdryer. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner Reviewed by Sue5.0★Oct 2022 "We had the best stay!" Everything was exceptional and one of the best equipped cottages we’ve stayed in. The Queens Arms was an additional treat, great food and hospitality. The scenery around Littondale is stunning, you can forget about the car and do a different walk each day. It was exactly what we all needed to get away from it all. So pleased you enjoyed your stay. Thank you for your lovely feedback. Property Owner Reviewed by Alice5.0★Sep 2022 "We have stayed in many lovely cottages over the last 20 years or so, and this is one of the very best: possibly the actual best." The cottage has been expertly designed not just decorated: there is a clear style throughout the house, a careful mix of “traditional countryside” and “modern global”. Well chosen objects and artwork from other countries sit perfectly alongside the cottage features of stone walls, a wood burning stove, exposed beams. Both bathrooms are crisp and modern, balancing the rich fabrics of the bedrooms. Modern art and lighting fittings illuminate the rooms metaphorically as well as literally. This is a very harmonious place to stay: we left feeling aesthetically as well as physically relaxed and refreshed. It was also spotlessly clean and very well equipped: at last, a kitchen with some sharp knives! I can’t recommend here highly enough. Where’s the 6th star in the ratings? Reviewed by Michael5.0★Aug 2022 "Absolutely lovely." Well equipped. Great location, lovely village, good meals x2 in local pub. Reviewed by Jill4.7★Jul 2022 "Fabulous holiday once again in Litton Barn Cottage." Very clean and comfortable and beautifully decorated. Everything is really good quality and all you can possibly need in the kitchen is provided. Litton is really picturesque with walks from the door and the food and beer at the nearby pub is highly recommended. Thank you for the lovely welcome basket much appreciated, hope to visit again soon. Reviewed by Julie5.0★Jul 2022 "A very well-presented cottage with good quality facilities, as were the towels, bedding etc." The kitchen was well equipped with a good quantity of crockery and cutlery. We very much appreciated the " welcome" basket, which was a nice touch. Its nearness to the pub was very convenient and to be recommended for evening meals. So pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner Reviewed by Cynthia5.0★Jun 2022 "Another relaxing week at Littondale." Stunningly beautiful area, extremely comfortable house, lovely owners nearby for any help or advice, great pub 1 minute away. Great to see you both again and pleased you still enjoyed Littondale despite the weather not being as good as last time you visited Property Owner Reviewed by Benedict5.0★May 2022 "The cottage was enchanting in an idyllic Yorkshire Dales landscape with sheep in the field opposite and rabbits on the lawn at the back." It was homely, very comfortable and had a cosy atmosphere especially with the log burner going of an evening. All the furnishings were of a decent quality with a good range of beautiful crockery, fluffy towels and hotel quality bedding. The only slight negatives were that a bedroom window required some attention to close properly but the owner was informed and is sorting this out and we had only booked one week! The pub a few hundred yards away is also a great amenity. It serves fantastic beer and food but I advise you to book. We loved our stay and highly recommend this cottage and will definitely book again. Reviewed by Julie5.0★Apr 2022 "Our second stay at this absolutely splendid property." Perfect in every way once again. Nicely appointed, comfortable beds, equipped for a home stay/cooking. Thank you indeed. Chris and Heather & family So pleased you enjoyed your stay again and thank you for the great feedback. Best wishes Kath Property Owner Reviewed by Chris5.0★Mar 2022 "The house and facilities were of the highest spec, and the area one of outstanding beauty ( despite weather) The owners went above and beyond to help us, which we are very grateful for." They were indeed absoloutly brilliant. Another plus was also the local pub which does indedd serve fabulous pies. This is a fantastic house, location and community. Thank you for your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay despite the problem with the car. Hope this has now been resolved. Hope to see you again. Property Owner Reviewed by Jennifer5.0★Feb 2022 "This was an excellent choice for us." .I dont think we could have done better THe layout and quality of the cottage was perfect and we hope to be visiting again in the future... Reviewed by J4.7★Feb 2022 "The house was great and delivered on a cosy week for 4 adults and 2 kids." We had plenty of space and enjoyed relaxing in the property. Its well located for walking (weather permitting!) and we travelled a maximum of 30mins to explore other areas in the dales. It was also the best stocked house we have stayed in. There was all the kitchen utensils (including sharp knives!), the wood for the log burner and any laundry items. Reviewed by Mike5.0★Dec 2021 "We had a fabulous time at Litton Barn Hall Cottage." We had planned to visit family in Italy over Christmas, with the introduction of additional restrictions we had to stay at home, I booked the cottage 2 days before arrival. When we arrived the cottage was spotless, warm and Christmas decorations were all around including a tree, absolutely amazing, thank you. We had every home comfort we could ask for, it truly felt like a home from home. The décor is very tasteful, a homely feel with all mod cons included. The kitchen is fully equipped, the bathrooms are great with large showers, beds comfortable, linen & towels top class. We had dinner at the village pub on Christmas Eve (amazing food) & saw Santa deliver parcels to the children, magical! We went on wonderful walks directly from the cottage door, in the snow on Boxing Day! I would like to thank the owners for making our Christmas 2021 very special. Reviewed by Samantha5.0★Dec 2021 "Beautiful cottage, designed for comfort." Stylish yet practical.Wonderful stay. Rated 4 out of 5 for facilities only because the cottage is so remote.I loved this but the people we holidayed with weren’t prepared for it (even though I had warned them).Have already recommended to others . Reviewed by Maggie4.7★Dec 2021 "We arrived early evening on 26th November - lights were on and the fire set for us to light." There was a lovely basket of goodies waiting for us too along with a guide to the property - very useful! We had already booked a table at the Queens Arms down the food - excellant food and service. Storm Arwen was starting to make an appearance as we made our way back to the cottage. We woke up the next day to a beautiful snowy outlook but no power at all! All I can say is thank goodness for Kath who came round early with a camping stove, kettle, torches, fresh water and instructions to get the fire going as soon as possible. We then spent a glorious day inside by the fire, music playing on the fully charged Bose speaker provided - a perfect start to our holiday! Went into Skipton later the following day for supplies and returned early evening to the power back on. The cottage is beautiful, keeping its character with lots of mod cons and lovely new appliances (I love the radiators!) with more than enough utensils etc. We especially loved the wildlife - daily alarm call from the sheep in the field over the road and the cheeky robin who came calling each day for his breakfast. Had a couple of walks along the Fells. An amazing place to stay - we will certainly be back! Thank you Reviewed by Tammy5.0★Nov 2021 "Returned last Friday 29/11 from a weeks stay at Litton Hall Barn Cottage The pictures really do not do this lovely cottage justice." Really cosy with 3 large bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (one on suite) and as downstairs toilet/utility room, large cosy lounge with log/coal burner, kitchen with snug (lovely place for morning coffee with sun trap) dining room and fully equipped toilet. House stocked with good quality kitchen and house equipment. Parking outside house on grass verge outside front gate. Take a torch!! Lovely walks in local areas (https://golittondale.co.uk/littondale-walks/) Easy one down to Arncliffe with Falcon Pub (Old Woolpack in Emmerdale) Grassington (All creatures great and small filmed here) nice pub, The Devonshire good food and 6 Ales on tap Owners made us feel very welcome and left lovely welcome pack Pub Queens Arms 100 yds down the road with good food (Lamb Pie brill) and 4 Ales on tap 3 brewed on site!! And locals very friendly!! Local countryside stunning!! Ingleton Falls ( a very good place to visit £8.00 Adults) hilly 2.5 - 3.5 hr walk walk up river to see waterfalls We did have very good weather for time of year Will be returning Thanks for the stay Reviewed by Alan5.0★Nov 2021 "The property was superb." It had everything you could possibly need. The welcome pack was an added bonus and was very much appreciated. We had a fantastic week. We would definitely recommend and would love to stay again. Reviewed by Jo5.0★Oct 2021 "Beautifully situated, spacious, well equipped and furnished." Heating easy to adjust to optimise temperature in various rooms. The multi fuel stove was already laid and a good supply of properly dry wood was on hand. The cottage is within a stone's throw of the village pub. Due to all space being taken up with diners, we were not allowed to stand indoors to drink what we purchased at the bar. However, we walked back to the cottage and took the glasses back the following day! Plenty of possibilities for short or more challenging walks. Reviewed by Frank5.0★Oct 2021 "We loved our stay at Litton Barn Cottage because it was so tranquil, very comfortable and well equipped and with plenty of space including a nice, sunny outside area for relaxing." Reviewed by Margaret5.0★Sep 2021 "The cottage is well presented, well located and very charismatic, the only feature missing, as we had 3 people with us who required a hair dryer, was the fact that there was no hair dryer provided, other than this, and it is only a very small point, the cottage was superb." Reviewed by Philip4.4★Aug 2021 "We loved our fortnight in this picturesque and quiet hamlet." This is not somewhere to stay if you want lots of local amenities as there’s a 20 min drive to the nearest shop but this suits us down to the ground! There are lots of walks from the door that give amazing views of the valleys on a clear day. The cottage is really comfortable, clean and very well equipped and the owners who live next door are friendly and helpful. We enjoyed coming back to the cottage and sitting in the lovely garden or going for a beer in the Queens Arms after a day walking. Even after two weeks we weren’t ready to come home! Reviewed by Sarah5.0★Aug 2021 "Litton is a little corner of paradise." The cottage is very comfortable and well equipped throughout. Very tastefully refurbished. There are front and rear gardens for al fresco dining / relaxing. Rob and Kath, the owners, life next door and are friendly welcoming and helpful but in no way obtrusive. Buy groceries en route and/ or avail yourself of the excellent nearby Queens Arms and one would not have to leave the dale. A fabulous place. Reviewed by Benedict5.0★Jun 2021 "Owners Catherine and Robert have ensured that Litton Hall Barn provides a homely and comfortable base for those wishing to make use of the quiet and scenic pathways of Littondale." Whilst only 100m from the village pub there was no noise other than bird song and on road parking was not a problem. Some dishes/glasses had been put away dirty by previous guests who had obviously struggled using the ‘drawer’ dishwasher but we did not experience similar issues once Catherine had explained that the dishwasher tablets are placed with the cutlery and not in the powder drawer. As they say, if all else fails read the instructions! We found the beds to be extremely comfortable and hope to be able to return again soon. Reviewed by Roger4.7★Jun 2021 "We had a wonderful stay in the cottage last month." The setting is simply spectacular..so tranquil and calming. The cottage was immaculate and the hosts have clearly put a lot of thought into little touches to make it as comfortable and home from home as possible. It was well equipped and the hosts were also very attentive and on hand for help and questions. Would love to go back! Reviewed by Katy5.0★May 2021 "The cottage was beautiful and everything was top quality." It was furnished with gorgeous antiques and original art work adorned the walls. Amazing pottery creations too. Lounge was so welcoming and comfortable. Towels thick and soft and bedding divine. Owners very helpful and friendly. Gardens beautiful. Easy to find and did walks from the door all week so great not to have to drive. Only few things to improve: A charge point fir shaver or electric toothbrush needed and dishwasher wasn't very good. Had to wash things by hand even after dishwasher. Shelves in bathroom would help too. Reviewed by Sarah4.7★May 2021 "We had a wonderful stay at the very well-appointed Litton Hall Barn Cottage." The property has been recently renovated, and a great deal of care and attention has gone into making it a comfortable home from home. The owners are nearby to help with any questions, and were very helpful in making sure we were stocked up on fuel for the fire. A fantastic place, would recommend and hope to visit again. Reviewed by Bryan5.0★Apr 2021 There are no reviews featuring this term Show all reviews Show more Hide all Summary Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x kingsize with balcony, 1 x double Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC Cloakroom with basin and WC Kitchen/snug Dining room Sitting room with woodburning stove Oil fired central heating with woodburning stove Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV and WiFi Fuel and power inc. in rent A basket of logs and a bucket of coal for the woodburner is provided, more can be bought off the owners Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Cot and highchair available Ample on road parking Front garden with patio and lawned area featuring garden furniture Back garden with patio and raised lawn Sorry, no pets and no smoking Shop 9 miles, pub 100 meters Note: Internal steps, please take caution. The property Hidden deep within the magnificent landscape of the Yorkshire Dales National Park is this traditional stone dwelling, Litton Hall Barn Cottage. Exuding character and charm through exposed stone walls and decorative beams, this picture-perfect holiday cottage offers a tranquil retreat for families or groups of up to six who seek a relaxing escape to the Yorkshire Dales. Feel the warmth of this traditional country cottage, as you step inside the inviting snug and take two steps up to the pretty cream shaker-style kitchen, and discover a plethora of appliances to help you throughout your stay. Rest and recuperate from a long morning stroll in the homely sitting room, as you place another log on the eye-catching woodburning stove and allow yourself to sink into one of the plush cream sofas that surround a contemporary flat-screen TV. Continuing through the ground-floor, the dining room provides a convivial space to entertain your nearest and dearest, with the beautiful antique grandfather clock sure to strike up a conversation, whilst a handy cloakroom lies just a few steps away. Climb the wooden staircase up to the first floor and be greeted by a gorgeous south facing bedroom adorned with classical furnishings and a king-size iron-framed bed, as well as a sophisticated en-suite shower room with chic tiling. There is a further bedroom with a king-size iron bed, featuring an idyllic covered balcony with a quaint table for two, overlooking the well-manicured lawns of the rear garden. Completing the bedrooms is an elegant double bedroom with windows to the south and west. Pour yourself a large glass of wine and delight in a long soak in the bathtub that rests in the family bathroom across the way, also home to a spacious walk-in shower where you can get ready for the day ahead. Embrace the fresh countryside air and awe-inspiring views with a picnic on the lawn in the back garden, or escape the excitement with your favourite book as you sit out front on loungers or at the lovely garden table on the front lawn. Find the historic Queens Arms pub, with its renowned friendly atmosphere, just a 100 metre stroll away, providing tasty lunch and evening meals and takeaways and complete with its very own brewery. Resting at the foothills of Birks Fell, there are many breath-taking hiking routes and walking trails right on your doorstep. Be sure to explore the vast terrain of Malham Tarn Estate and see the limestone ravine of Gordale Scar, or wander beside Clapham Beck as you travel along Ingleborough Estate Nature Trail. Climb Polver Hill and visit Hull Pot, or watch the cascading waters of Stainforth and Catrigg Force. Head underground at Victoria and Jubilee Cave, or visit the imposing geological formation of Malham Cove and the 12th century ruins of Middleham Castle. Find the market town of Grassington just 10 miles away and the village of Settle 14 miles away, both with a selection of great shops and friendly pubs, or hop in the car and head for Skipton, home to the medieval fortress of Skipton Castle and the Cavern Museum and Gallery, as well as an abundance of bars and restaurants to wine and dine in. Bolton Abbey is an easy drive away as are the picturesque villages of Burnsall and Appletreewick along the way. With all this awaiting your arrival, be sure to book a stay at Litton Hall Barn Cottage. View on map About the location LITTON Grassington 10 miles Settle 12 miles Litton is a picturesque village of traditional historic stone-built dwellings and a characterful public house. This idyllic village makes the perfect place from which to explore the wonderful scenery and pretty villages of this magnificent Dale. The river Skirfare flows through Littondale, and is fed from the slopes of one of the Dales 3 Peaks, Pen-y-Ghent. The beauty of the classic limestone countryside, with silvery dry-stone walls and field barns, which are part of an ancient agricultural landscape is unique. Through flower-rich hay meadows you can access the river on stepping stones or by crossing the river by footbridge when the water is in spate and enjoy the riverside walk to Arncliffe where you can refresh yourself upon arrival at the Falcon Inn, where food is also available. Local becks and streams that contain very rarely visited, but immensely beautiful waterfalls and limestone gorges, with pools for wild swimming, are on your doorstep, with a plethora of quite rare flora and fauna and valley side woodland walks. Undoubtedly, this is one of the best walking and mountain biking areas in the Dales and can be enjoyed from your doorstep, also with quiet roads for road cycling within the heart of the National Park. Malham Tarn, Buckden, Hubberholme and Kettlewell are all within walking distance from the cottage on quiet, but well-defined footpaths. This is a truly excellent base from which to enjoy this very special area.