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Niffany Barn

(Ref. 12552)

Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map

4.9

Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • cottage (29)
  • lovely (21)
  • location (17)
  • everything (16)
  • skipton (16)
  • canal (16)

51 Customer Reviews

  • "Generally an excellent and very comfortable cottage."

    The only fault was the cold bathrooms, although it was minus 3 some nights. The towel rails aren't really adequate to keep the rooms warm in those temperatures which made using the showers a very quick exercise! Have to say that Mrs Marshall quickly altered the start times for the rails, which helped. With having two dogs, it would have been nice if they could have roamed the garden, unattended, but couldn't because it's not fenced off securely and a gate would be also be needed. Just an observation. Overall a very pleasant experience.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Dec 2023

  • "Our stay at the barn was perfect from beginning to end."

    Warm, cosy and quirky. Had everything you could need. Short lovely walk along the canal, from the door into Skipton

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Nov 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Niffany Barn lovely clean and cosy cottage ,the kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed cutlery , crockery, pans ect we enjoyed our cosy nights beside the wonderful wood burner ,Niffany Barn is so well situated for walking into skipton along the path along side of the canal or by car ,we had a lovely Chinese meal delivered one night which was a real treat ,The places we wanted to visit were not to far away Kilnsley trout farm ,Grassington and Bolton Abbey is a must ."

    we will definitely be back and have recommended it to family and friends

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2023

  • "Our fault as we did'nt read the details properly, it was only the night before when we realised the cottage was upside down."

    With two dogs who are not allowed upstairs in our own house we were very apprehensive but things worked out well. Would definitely return if we were visiting relatives in the area again.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2023

  • "Stunning views and lovely location."

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Sep 2023

  • "Gorgeous holiday cottage on a farm."

    Garden was great for the dogs. Right by the canal, easy 20 minute walk along the canal into Skipton which is lovely. Cottage really spacious and comfortable. Had a lovely week and will book again

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Sep 2023

  • "A comfortable well equipped cottage ."

    Jeanette was very helpful when we had a problem . All in all we had an enjoyable stay .

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Jul 2023

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped and excellent location."

    Reviewed by Hilda4.7Jun 2023

  • "Had a lovely holiday."

    Beautiful location. Plenty of dog walks. Niffany Barn very well equipped with great showers. Skipton very dog friendly and most shops welcomed well behaved dogs on leads. There is even a dog friendly cafe called Kibble who treats the dogs first before their humans. Wonderful. It would have been really good if the garden had been enclosed, to stop dogs and small children escaping, with the canal so close by. It was still a fabulous holiday.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay, the location was really good and the cottage was very clean and contained everything we needed."

    We would not hesitate to rebook in the future.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Warm and comfortable. Clean and fully equipped. Well located. Everything we could wish for. Will return.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Jan 2023

  • "There were many aspects of this barn that were delightful, such as the beautiful views."

    It was lovely to have a big bed in the en-suite bedroom but for a four rated place we would have expected proper cotton bed linen, not poly cotton, and less lumpy pillows. The bathrooms have had a recent makeover, lovely big towels, although a heated towel rail is insufficient to heat them at this time of year. Although the immersion heater is on all the time, there is barely enough hot water for a bath, which drains the tank. The kitchen is relatively well equipped but the units and appliances es are very dated - reminds me of bottom end 1980s. It was lovely to have a fire made up to light but logs in bin outside were damp and didn’t light very well. Overall, in our opinion, more a three star than a four star stay.

    Reviewed by Urszula3.1Nov 2022

  • "Wonderful accommodation with everything you need and more."

    Was spotless on arrival. Beds and sofas very comfortable. Lovely outside area. Situated on the canal. Only a 20 minute walk into Skipton. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Shower in main bathroom low water pressure."

    Shower in en-suite badly installed such that hose came across a corner at face height but not so you couldn’t manage to shower properly. Kitchen facilities excellent.

    Reviewed by Kenneth4.4Jun 2022

  • "Just back from a lovely stay at Niffany Barn, with 3 friends from Bristol."

    The cottage managed to be off the beaten track, whilst still being in walking distance from Skipton. We enjoyed taking the dogs out for gentle early morning walks along the canal towpath, and tben venturing further into the Dales after breakfast. The train station is only 20 minutes walk away along the tow path - we walked to Gargrave one day, and got the train back, and another day got the train to Dent and had a great walk in Dentdale. Kettlewell and Malham are less than a half hour journey by car, two more great walks, and we walked into Skipton centre and enjoyed the market and bustling canalside too. The cottage is clean, cosy, well equipped and has a sunny, sheltered back garden, backing onto a field, then the canal. We sat out for early evening drinks almost every night, and walked up the hill near the entrance to the farm, to watch the sunset. The living room is large and very comfortably furnished. The only slight downside is that there is no gate to the garden, so whilst it's private, it's not totally enclosed, which was a bit of a worry with the two dogs, but the dogs were very well behaved and didn't venture beyond the boundary off-lead. Would recommend Niffany Barn as a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is our second stay at Niffany Barn."

    We love it there. It is warm, comfortable and we love the canal walks. The owners are helpful and very friendly. We hope to return next year.

    Reviewed by Alix5.0Apr 2022

  • "There was plenty of room for a family of 4."

    The location was beautiful. Lots of places of interest nearby and Skipton is just a short walk away.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a very relaxing week at Niffany Barn."

    The facilities and cleanliness can’t be faulted, and the location is amazing: right in the middle of the country, looking out to houseboats on the canal, but literally a couple of minutes into town by car. Our 5-year-old granddaughter particularly enjoyed having a walk along the canal path, talking to the swans, and she further enjoyed picking the 'best' eggs that are sold on-site by the owner's daughter. We would strongly recommend staying at this property as the house itself is great and it provides the perfect base for getting around Yoskshire.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great cottage, great location, great host"

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2021

  • "Cottage had everything that we needed."

    Skipton was a 20-25 minute walk along the canal towpath and a short drive takes you into the beautiful Yorkshire Dales for some excellent walking.

    Reviewed by David4.7Sep 2021

  • "We have already booked to return to same cottage next April."

    Loved it and especially the canal walks with our dog.

    Reviewed by Alix5.0Sep 2021

  • "Niffany Barn had everything we needed in a lovely location."

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2021

  • "Everything was perfect except the entrance to the farm, where you turn off the main road, which was a series of potholes."

    Not sure that is the responsibility of the farm or the council

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jul 2021

  • "Niffany Barn cottage is a beautifully restored building with so much character and comfort."

    It's location alongside the Leeds and Liverpool canal is ideal for the one and a half mile towpath walk into Skipton. It's location is also perfect closeby other attractions such as the Ingleton Waterfalls Trail. Overall 10 out of 10

    Reviewed by Clive5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had an amazing week in this well equipped cottage had some lovely walks just a mile walk into Skipton along the canal will definitely visit again."

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage on a farm with fantastic views."

    This is the second time we have stayed here and would go so again. Well equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine. The lady who runs the cottages is very friendly and helpful. We had a problem with the cooker, rang her and within 5 minutes she was there fixing the problem!! Would heartily recommend this cottage to anyone who wants a relaxing home from home holiday.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Aug 2020

  • "A very enjoyable week at a lovely cottage."

    Every thing was spot on. Friendly owner. Would return.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Jul 2020

  • "This cottage is beautiful."

    Well equipped, I cooked a Christmas Day dinner for seven people easily, lots of utensils. The owners think of everything so that your stay gets off to a brilliant start. Tea bags, sugar, coffee, milk, dishwasher tablets, logs, fire starters, tin foil, cling film! Amazing!! Met the owners as we were walking our dog, very friendly, checked all was well and said any problems let her know. Cannot recommend this cottage highly enough, set on a farm in a beautiful area. You will have a relaxing, fantastic holiday.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Dec 2019

  • "This is an ‘upside down’ cottage we have stayed at three times."

    It is very comfortable and in delightful countryside.

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.7Dec 2019

  • "Great little cottage, ideal for a family, 3 good size bedrooms."

    Kids really liked the canal and the paddock full of chickens. Parking was right next to the cottage which was a bonus for us. Lovely stay thank you.

    Reviewed by Llinos5.0Nov 2019

  • "Niffany Barn is a modern comfortable place to take a holiday."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2019

  • "Had a great time owner was happy to see us again, cottage is warm and cosy and in the right position for visiting other places, 30 min walk along the canal takes you into Skipton, Yes we may have had some heavy rain but the blessing was the waterfalls, rivers and streams in full force, hope to return later David & Anita from Norwich."

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Sep 2019

  • "Great location to explore from."

    Towpath to Skipton was a lovely walk. Owner of the property very helpful & friendly. Accomodation, clean, tidy & had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Aug 2019

  • "The cottage was well-equipped and met all our needs."

    The owner was welcoming and made it clear that she was a ailable to help if needed.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage and extremely well equipped, however unsuitable for dogs if weather bad (which it was when we stayed)."

    Kitchen is upstairs via clean carpeted staircase so muddy dogs are not ideal. There is no gate and the garden is not secure therefore leaving outside is not an option either. Apart from this the place is fine, although if we came again we would choose Katy cottage. This one on the farm is much better both for views and reasons stated. Great owner and conveniently placed for all surrounding walks/entertainment.

    Reviewed by Annie4.4Jun 2019

  • "Great location, peaceful, couldn't ask for anything else."

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2019

  • "The location was perfect."

    There was everything we needed in the cottage even posh salt and pepper mills! It was lovely having fresh eggs and we could even see the chickens running round. Peaceful location with lots to do and see.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0Mar 2019

  • "Niffany barn was a lovely place to stay."

    Great location and.very comfortable accommodation with everything you need.

    Reviewed by Katrina5.0Mar 2019

  • "We would like to say that all that was advertised was delivered and more."

    We went as a 3 generation family group - youngest being 9 so Xmas a very important event. Took with us a pop up Xmas Tree and various decorations - only to find the cottage already 'bedecked'. All in all we were amazed by the high standard of every aspect of the cottage.In reality it was a home from home !!

    Reviewed by Marny5.0Dec 2018

  • "Our second time at Niffany."

    It’s a great holiday cottage with everything you will ever need.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely cottage situated next to the canal."

    Had everything we needed. We were going to yarn dale and were able to walk there from the cottage in 10 mins . Nice and quiet location would love to go back and would recommend to anyone wanting a base for exploring this lovely area.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2018

  • "It would have been nice to meet the owners, although we realise they are busy."

    Reviewed by David4.4Sep 2018

  • "The whole experience from booking with Sykes to enjoying a wonderful stay at Niffany Barn was superb."

    So easy and friendly, and with such a professional and pleasant approach from the staff at Sykes. It gave us confidence when we booked the holiday with them. We had travelled from Spain with our Spanish friends, who had never visited the UK. Their experience of the booking and payment process was wonderful. Paying the deposit and final payment later is a great idea. The accommodation at Niffany Barn is fantastic, the owner Jeanette is so nice and she obviously works very hard to offer such a high standard of accommodation. Everything that you could possibly want is available at Niffany Barn, its so comfortable, and we felt at ease and relaxed, there really isn't anything that is missing. Thank You. The area around the Yorkshire Dales is beautiful. We couldn't have asked for more for our first visit to Yorkshire, and the first visit to the UK for our friends. Thank you to all who helped us have a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Faith5.0Aug 2018

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful location!"

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2018

  • "Did justbwhatbutbsaid on the tin."

    Nice clean and comfortable cottage with great views and authentic farm atmosphere. Great break - and the owners were very helpful

    Reviewed by Mike4.1Apr 2018

  • "A wonderful well equipped cottage."

    Jennette is a lovely welcoming host and the cottage was perfect for a gathering of assorted Australian friends holidaying in Yorkshire.The eggs were cheap and we had to wait until they were laid so as fresh as possible. Only niggle was the bogginess of the towpath to Skipton but that dried up as the week went on and was not the fault of the cottage or the hosts!

    Reviewed by Lynlee5.0Apr 2018

  • "Wonderful location."

    We were able to do a 12 mile circular walk from the property, and to walk into Skipton along the towpath.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2017

  • "We all loved everything about Niffany Barn."

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0May 2017

  • "Tiffany Barn Cottage , situated 30 minuets walk from Skipton along the canal bank or by road , this cottage is the most cosy barn convertion that we have stayed in , clean , warm , tidy, comfortable ,and lovely veiws ,the one thing the cottage lacks is other people to enjoy the home comforts ."

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Nov 2016

  • "Clean, comfortable and welcoming."

    A very good location for exploring the Dale,s being close to Skipton by-pass. Guests should be aware that it is on a working farm, so some noise is inevitable. The fridge/freezer was noisy.

    Reviewed by Peter4.8Sep 2016

  • "Excellent house, extremely helpful owner, fabulous setting."

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Aug 2016

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Summary

  • 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, WiFi, 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
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 1 mile
  • Note: There is a small campsite on the farm approx
  • 250 yards from the cottage
  • Note: Due to the property being set on a working farm, please ensure dogs are kept on a lead when outside (can be off leads in private garden)
  • Note: Cottage next to a canal, children to be supervised at all times
  • Note: Road noise can be heard when sat in garden.

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.

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.

Visitors will enjoy the lovely surroundings, the beautiful views across the Aire Valley and the delightful canalside walk into 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.

There is a cosy sitting room with woodburning stove, a modern kitchen diner and three lovely bedrooms.

Outside is a garden with patio area, where you can relax and plan your itinerary for the next day, whether it be visiting the nearby swimming pool, golf course, tennis courts or the excellent cycling routes in the area.

Note: This property is next to Refs. 913341, 913342 and 913346, together they sleep 20.

Niffany Farm Cottages

A group of four terraced cottages, located on a family-run working livestock farm on the outskirts of the ever-popular market town of Skipton. Nestled alongside the Leeds and Liverpool Canal and the owners' private moorings and small campsite, in an open paddock, these cottages provide a wonderful holiday base whether booked together or separately. Each boasts outstanding views across the sweeping surrounding countryside towards the beautiful moorlands above Elslack and the Broughton Hall Estate. The cottages have been designed with modernity in mind to offer contemporary, luxury living in an enviable location, out in the beautiful Dales countryside and yet only a short walk from the many attractions of Skipton. Many of the bedrooms have flat screen TVs and come with luxury en-suite facilities, while the living areas each offer a cosy woodburner or open fire. Outside are private gardens adjoining each cottage, along with a shared clubhouse. Niffany Farm is very much a living, working farm and so any younger guests will adore observing the animal activities and daily comings and goings, while there is a shared clubhouse for everyone to enjoy. Lovely canalside walks lead from the doorstep, taking you straight into Skipton centre where you’ll find a wide selection of restaurants, tea rooms and coffee shops, while the traditional market sells fresh local produce throughout the year. Booked individually or as a group to accommodate larger gatherings, these charming cottages are wonderfully-placed for your Dales getaway.

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About the location

SKIPTON

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:

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