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Niffany Barn

Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 12552)

4.8

Excellent

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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54 Customer Reviews

  • "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 LesleyNov 2021

  • "Great cottage, great location, great host"

    Reviewed by CatherineOct 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 DavidSep 2021

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

    Loved it and especially the canal walks with our dog.

    Reviewed by AlixSep 2021

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

    Reviewed by SimonJul 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 JackieJul 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 CliveOct 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 SusanSep 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 PatriciaAug 2020

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

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

    Reviewed by PaulineJul 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 PatriciaDec 2019

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

    It is very comfortable and in delightful countryside.

    Reviewed by CarolynDec 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 LlinosNov 2019

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

    Reviewed by IanNov 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 AnitaSep 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 LauraAug 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 JaneJul 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 AnnieJun 2019

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

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 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 GeraldineMar 2019

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

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

    Reviewed by KatrinaMar 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 MarnyDec 2018

  • "Our second time at Niffany."

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

    Reviewed by CarolynDec 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 SusanSep 2018

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

    Reviewed by DavidSep 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 FaithAug 2018

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful location!"

    Reviewed by KeithMay 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 MikeApr 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 LynleeApr 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 MarkNov 2017

  • "We all loved everything about Niffany Barn."

    Reviewed by CarolynMay 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 ColinNov 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 PeterSep 2016

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

    Reviewed by LyndaAug 2016

  • "A lovely charming cottage."

    The cottage had a lovely ambiance, and it's very private especially the garden which is a great sun trap. There is a designated space to park for one car and plenty of car parking availability a few steps away. There were fab walks on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by GrahamFeb 2016

  • "Niffany Barn was warm, comfortable and very well equipped."

    Reviewed by JillDec 2015

  • "We enjoyed the rural location but also appreciated its proximity to Skipton and the walk into town along the canal tow path."

    The cottage is spacious and very well furnished; the upside-down layout makes the most of the views. An ideal base for enjoying the glorious Yorkshire Dales.

    Reviewed by RuthAug 2015

  • "A fab cottage in a fab location."

    I would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by KatieJul 2015

  • "The cottage was only a short walk into Skipton so we didn't need to drive all of the time."

    Quiet, pretty countryside and central to lots of tourist attractions.

    Reviewed by DianaJul 2015

  • "A lovely barn conversion, it was spacious and warm with glorious views."

    The cottage is well placed for visiting lots of places in the Dales and very close to Skipton.

    Reviewed by TinaOct 2014

  • "The Barn is light and airy and was comfortably warm when we put on the heating on frosty nights."

    We were also very fortunate in having chosen a week when the weather was superb for the time of year. The owner was most friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2014

  • "Very clean, lovely big beds, very good location and excellent views."

    Reviewed by YvonneJun 2014

  • "It was a fantastically positioned cottage; a pleasant walk along a canal tow path to the town, the station and 2 supermarkets."

    Or easy access to roads leading all over Yorkshire and further. It is part of a working farm so eggs available and the farmer's wife was friendly and helpful. There were views from the windows of the lovely Yorkshire countryside. I would recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by LynleeMay 2014

  • "Owners very friendly."

    Great location close to Skipton. Amazing views. Very relaxing.

    Reviewed by WendyApr 2014

  • "Fantastic location for the places we wanted to visit, very warm and homely and very well equipped."

    A lovely stay.

    Reviewed by CharlotteMar 2014

  • "The cottage was spotless, and the bedrooms were large with a lovely en-suite in the master bedroom."

    The kitchen was very well equipped, with plenty of pans, crockery etc. Would definitely stay again!

    Reviewed by AliDec 2013

  • "A perfectly located upside down barn conversion."

    Wonderful views and an excellent host.

    Reviewed by GordonNov 2013

  • "Well equipped cottage, good location, well decorated, lovely bathrooms."

    Reviewed by LizAug 2013

  • "Had a great week and the cottage was wonderful, with everything you could possibly need."

    Will definitely stay here again. It was the best property we have ever stayed in!

    Reviewed by LyndaJun 2013

  • "The cottage was warm and cosy."

    It was ideally placed for walking and visiting attractions.

    Reviewed by NickyDec 2012

  • "What a lovely place."

    Very nice people and great walks.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2012

  • "Fantastic property in an excellent location."

    Niffany Barn offers real home comforts, fantastic views all within a real working farm. As a bonus the centre of the bustling town of Skipton is only 20 minutes stroll away along the canal, or a few minutes drive down the road.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2012

  • "The property was comfortable and very well equipped with everything you could want for a very comfortable stay."

    Love the quietness as it is the only holiday property on the farm.

    Reviewed by TinaJul 2012

  • "This property was ideally situated for touring all areas of the Dales National Park as well as being close to Skipton for all shopping needs and restaurants etc."

    Although on a main road it was very peaceful and the walks from the door were lovely.

    Reviewed by JeniJun 2012

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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.

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.

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.

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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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Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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