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Bay Horse Farm

(Ref. 1128124)

Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • welcome (5)
  • owners (5)
  • location (4)
  • well (4)
  • stay (4)
  • farm (4)

8 Customer Reviews

  • "Well what can I say?"

    The Bay Horse Farm has everything. Wonderful location, quirky animals, historical charm and hosts that are becoming very rare these days. Friendly but thoughtfull, helpful but discreet. We left the best until last and we are so thankful we did. Staying here was the highlight of a 5 week European stay. A home from home. We will definitely be back. Thank you B and N for making us, and especially my children, feel so welcome at your wonderful farm.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We’re really glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you on your next visit to England. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2024

  • "Our family short break holiday was perfect."

    The 9 of us had an amazing time, all our needs were catered for. The standard of the accommodation is excellent and the owners Nancy and Brendan could not do enough to help and they were so friendly. There were such a lot of finishing touches at the property, both in the rooms and in the welcome pack of biscuits, prosecco, crisps and fresh eggs which were so thoughtful. To have a wood and coal supply was also great. The location of the property is excellent being so close to Skipton but also tothe rest of the Dales and very accessible by car. Local walks available from the door. All in all 5 stars for everything.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0May 2024

  • "Excellent hosts made the house very welcoming."

    A good location with local walks. We were a Group of 9 friends and it suited us very well. Thank you

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Apr 2024

  • "Exceeded our expectations of a holiday rental."

    The property is packed with old bits and bobs and original features like the stones floors, oak beams, open fires, old working range and yet has all the modern comforts - modern bathrooms, elec aga, super comfy beds/ linens, central heating etc. very spacious. What made it extra special were details like the very generous welcome pack inc 12 home laid eggs, Prosecco and large tin of M&S choc biscuits! And that each of the 3 open fires were set ready for a match which was amazing. We ate dinner alongside the range fire - so cosy. We sat in the kitchen around the warm aga chatting. Just perfect !

    Thank you for your very kind feedback. We’re really glad you enjoyed stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lin5.0Apr 2024

  • "The owners, Brendon and Nancy, were extremely welcoming and terrific hosts!"

    The resident alpacas, George the donkey, as well as Paul the sheep, also kept the grandchildren both amused and engaged. The facilities were absolutely perfect - well-appointed rooms, pre-set open fires, and a very spacious garden. Thank you!

    Thank you for your kind feedback. We’re really glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind Regards, Brendan and Nancy. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2024

  • "We booked Bay Horse Farm on the rebound following a very late cancellation of our original booking at another property."

    It turned out to be quite serendipitous! Our party of ten (six adults and four children) absolutely loved our stay in this fantastic property. While providing modern features of comfort it completely retains its period charm with wooden beamed ceilings, open fires in three downstairs rooms, a superb kitchen with original stone floor and electric Aga. It is snug and cosy yet offered more than enough space for our extended family to spread out and for the children to play. I was particularly impressed by the art work on the walls which is both tasteful and varied. The owners live on the site and were helpful and friendly and they provided us with an exceptionally generous 'welcome' pack of goodies.

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2024

  • "We came to stay at the property with family to celebrate my husband's 60th birthday."

    It is perfectly situated two miles out of Skipton, which is only a five minute drive away, and with stunning views. The house was beautifully warm when we arrived on a chilly evening and we were made very welcome by the owners. The house is charming and has lots of interesting features, including fires which could be lit in the three reception rooms, and lots of nooks and crannies. The bedrooms were beautifully comfortable and the bathrooms clean and well stocked. There was plenty of room for everyone to spread out, although we could barely get the youngsters (11, 9 & 7) inside as they spotted the swing in the paddock as soon as they arrived, where they played for ages, surrounded by a sheep, two alpacas and a donkey. There is a lovely walk by the canal, just short walk from the house and a fabulous farm shop just a mile away. Skipton is a very pretty town and we visited the castle, had a trip on the canal on a barge and ate out one evening at a lovely bistro. We had a wonderful time and can thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Nov 2023

  • "What a great holiday house!"

    11 of us (children and adults) stayed for a weekend and owners were incredibly helpful and accommodating. The place was spotless, warm and the welcome pack very welcome! We loved this old farm house which is quirky and a bit of a Tardis. You will find everything you need here (including alpaca's and donkey) and the location is a great base for the local area. I would highly recommend booking and would stay again in the future. Thanks to the owners again for a great stay!

    Reviewed by Neal5.0Oct 2023

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  • Over three floors
  • Five bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x second-floor mezzanine twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room with open fire
  • Sitting room with multi-fuel stove
  • Snug with open fire
  • Gas Central heating
  • Electric AGA, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 2 miles
  • Note: This property is attached to paddock with a number of farm animals

The property

Bay Horse Farm is a Grade II Listed semi-detached farmhouse, formerly an old coaching inn, situated on the edge of Skipton in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales.

Boasting a character interior with stunning countryside views and an abundance of animals on-site, this welcoming farmhouse is the perfect base for a get together with friends and family.

Allow the designated chef to become acquainted in the country-style kitchen, kitted out with all the appliances needed for a week away, whilst the adjacent dining room is the perfect spot for mealtimes together.

Move into the lounge and kick back on the sofas, keeping warm by the woodburning stove as you discuss the holiday agenda, or escape to the snug for a quiet read.

Venture up the wooden stairs to the first-floor, home to four neatly presented bedrooms, three of which benefit from en-suite facilities.

Up another small flight of stairs leads to the mezzanine twin, built into the eaves of the roof and ideal room for children.

Start the morning with a rinse in the bathroom before heading outside and getting some morning sunshine from the garden.

Meet the adorable residents of the paddocks that are attached to the property, including a two Alpacas and George the Donkey.

Explore the historic market town of Skipton with its cobbled streets, independent shops, and cafes, as well as the nearby Grassington, the quintessential Yorkshire village with its independent shops and charming tea rooms.

Venture a little further to the bustling city of Harrogate, where you'll find an array of activities, from thermal spa experiences to theatre visits, restaurants, and some of the best shopping in Yorkshire.

For a day of exploration, take a trip to the North York Moors and discover an array of outdoor activities, from hiking to cycling and horse riding, as well as the coastal towns of Scarborough and Whitby further afield.

There’s something for everyone at Bay Horse Farm, so you’re sure to have an unforgettable stay.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1042331, together sleeping 15 guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £550.

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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