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Fawcetts Barn

(Ref. 938441)

Cracoe near Grassington, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


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  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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36 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a relaxing two night stay as a party of 7 plus a dog."

    The welcome basket on arrival was much appreciated- thank you! Great Sky TV, games room with Wii console for the kids, lots of space, comfy beds and everything was clean. Maybe someone needs to put a blind up in the room with the single day bed though as it was really bright, really early? I know what people mean about the water pressure upstairs but it was no big deal. We had a lovely meal out at The Devonshire Arms next door. There’s no back garden just to make future guests aware - only room for two cars at the front which was fine for us. Overall a really nice stay in a beautiful location.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had a great stay in Fawcetts Barn."

    We had loads of space and everything we needed. It was a real home from home and in a great location to get out walking, running and exploring the dales.

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Mar 2024

  • "A wonderful New Year stay with 3 generations."

    Good size for our party. Well equipped kitchen and plenty of room to sit around and play games, watch TV or sit and talk. The local pub, which was just around the corner, was fabulous to celebrate the New Year. A lovely welcome basket was a nice surprise and well appreciated ( even the dog got a treat) On arrival it was difficult to find as the late check in time as it was dark. Tried to contact using number provided but no one answered. Had to stop and ask for directions. Overall we had a pleasant stay.

    Reviewed by Joann5.0Dec 2023

  • "Excellent location for a lot of areas ."

    Lovely welcome hamper. Well equipped kitchen and bathrooms. Directions to property need updating quite the dark. We were looking for that's no longer there. Few things need addressing. Poor hot water pressure especially in two bathrooms. Could do with a mattress that fits base or visa versa in main bedroom, a second bedside table and proper pillows.

    Reviewed by Diane3.8Oct 2023

  • "Third time at Fawcetts Barn and its location, close to the Devonshire Arms, and the ability to have several walks from the front door are a big plus for us."

    Plenty of room to sleep 4 to 7 people. Loved the 65" tv.

    Reviewed by Brian4.7Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Only complaint I would have is the water pressure from the hot tap in both bathrooms was poor. Also, and I find this with most holiday cottages, is the lack of places to put toiletries in the bathroom.

    Reviewed by Peter4.1May 2023

  • "The Barn was very nice loved it , but electric tripped out at one point ,the ..."

    The Barn was very nice loved it , but electric tripped out at one point ,the cold water tap on the bath was the hot tap , the bin collection dates on the fridge need updating , also we tried to phone on the two telephone numbers given to us , no answers , or response ,how ever we did enjoy it , please be aware there is no garden , there is a table outside but it is at the side of the lane with traffic going by

    Reviewed by Susan3.4Apr 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay and the location was perfect with great walks from the barn."

    Plenty of amazing sights and places to visit all within an hour drive. We found the barn lovely and comfortable to stay in with a well equipped kitchen and lovely lounge to relax in with a blazing fire in the evening. Without the fire the lighting in the lounge is quite dark with only 2 wall lights and 1 standing lamp. My sons loved the Wii and the vast amount of games they could play. However from reading the visitor book we noticed that comments from last year had not be addressed by the owners. The hot water was still scalding and the shower in the shared bathroom was erratic to use, all mentioned in reviews. We also didn't realise, from the writeup, that the day bed was in a room you had to go through to access the 2 double bedded room. This made it awkward for the person sleeping in the room as you had to always walk through their room to also use the toilet in the night. The double bedroom has no wardrobe or chest of drawers to put clothes in, we had to either keep our clothes in our cases or put them in the many wardrobes in the other bedrooms. I can't ever remember staying anywhere without clothes storage in a bedroom. This is a shame as if these had been addressed would have been an amazing place in a fantastic location.

    Thank you for your feedback we have just brought a skyglass tv which will make it easier for guest just one controller. I know barns are dark we’ve brought another stand up light which makes it a lot lighter.. I’ve had the plumber check the showers and I’ve checked too must make sure setting is right. In the double room we’ve put a rail for clothes and a chair. So thank you for your feedback and all issues we’ve sorted. Hope we’ll see you again Amanda the owner of fawcetts barn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Keith3.4Feb 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at Fancetts Barn a very clean cozy property in beautiful surroundings, the owner's had provided everything we could need, even Halloween decorations and a lovely welcome hamper with something for everyone even dog treat s for our dog."

    The coat rack in the garage was great for wet coats with lots of room to hang everything on. We will definitely book again it is a lovely area, and we enjoyed our holiday very much .Thankyou

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Oct 2022

  • "Happy generally with property which was spacious and comfortable for the family and we had a lovely stay in the Dales."

    A couple of gripes in that the bed mattress in the main bedroom was on the hard side and left a gap exposing the wooden side framework which was uncomfortable if you caught your ribs on it. Parking very tight and due to low rocks caught and scrapped underside of both cars. Also kettle leaking. In summary a positive stay and a very nice touch to be provided with a welcome basket of supplies

    Reviewed by Grant4.1Oct 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage set in the lovely village of cracoe in the Yorkshire dales, a very well stocked cottage with everything you need very cosy large living area with 3 large bedrooms a great base to explore all that the dales has to offer would certainly recommend and would love to come back."

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely to see beautiful flower baskets outside and warm on entering the barn."

    Walks from the door onto the fell above were easy to access and the surrounding area offered many more. The WiFi was excellent. Towels were plentiful and soft. We thought the lighting wasn’t adequate enough for the old barn. The price of the cottage did not reflect the quality of the furnishings which were a bit Spartan. Poor quality dirty carpets upstairs. Internal windows dirty with cobwebs. The Kitchen was well equipped but it was impossible to read the cooker/ oven controls. All floors downstairs were dirty with the kitchen floor damaged with a poor makeshift repair. There weren’t any coat hooks to hang wet coats and a toilet brush and more shelves in the bathrooms would be useful. There was dog dirt on the grass on arrival. We note previous advice has not been taken. Much thought is required.

    Thank you for your feedback. We apologise that your stay wasn't up to standard, however, my cleaner prides herself on her cleaning standards and always provides me with images post clean before every check in. My cleaner was devastated to read the feedback, especially as I know the standard the property is left in. My number is left in the welcome pack for any queries and would have been more than happy to come over immediately and attend to any issues presented. Unfortunately this did not happen. In regards to the coat hooks, there is a large metal rack in the utility/ garage for such purposes. We do not leave toilet brushes out as we don't feel the necessity as the property is cleaned to such a high standard between each set of guests. But for guest who still want a toilet brush they are news ones in garage and cupboard in main bathroom. But if guest use they have to be put in the bin after there stay as I don’t think different guest should use the same ones. I hope you enjoyed your stay regardless. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine2.2Sep 2022

  • "We had a fabulous week in the beautiful Dales."

    Fawcetts Barn was a great place to stay, we out 10 year old twin boys and dog had a lovely stay. A fantastic base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales, we had some top walks and days out. Also enjoyed being less than a minute from the Devonshire Arms pub! With many other top pubs and restaurants within 15 minutes. Thoroughly recommended

    Reviewed by Nicholas4.4Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic welcome pack, far superior to any other cottage stay, great location ..."

    Fantastic welcome pack, far superior to any other cottage stay, great location and lovely spacious property, lovely area and good dog walks, pub with restaurant 100 yds away Suggestions to enhance property even more - Cleanliness, wardrobes were dusty, lack of mirrors and toilet brush in each of the bathrooms, bolts on bathroom doors especially if two family’s staying, better lighting in the well equipped kitchen Overall we really enjoyed out weeks stay

    Reviewed by David4.1Jul 2022

  • "The location of the cottage was excellent the pub and cafe within a few hundred yards both excellent and definitely worth a visit."

    We were disappointed that there was no garden or patio area as described in the advert. Despite this we had a lovely holiday

    Reviewed by Pamela3.4Jun 2022

  • "The barn is a lovely building and there is lots of room for a family of 6."

    Location good for walks. Thanks for allowing the extra dog .The local cafe was a gem.Lots of TV channels /games.There is a lack of good lighting in the kitchen and lounge. Oven trays need burnt lumps of food removed and front cleaning. We ate out. Shower has a very weak flow, but we could see why, this should be included in the details. Information pack advised us when to use bottle water. Kitchen floor had suffered from a leak so we moved bin and stool over it to stop the dogs catching their paws. No problem doing this as totally understood hard to get sorted between bookings. Lack of cups and mugs particularly as there is a dish washer. Cleaning is very poor in many places. I was shocked at the state of the mattress in the main bedroom when I removed the mattress protector as instructed with linen at the end of the stay. I had thought and trusted it would be clean. It was soiled with numerous stains and had seen better days, photo available on request. I would never expect anyone to sleep on such an item, it is disrespectful to your guests who work hard to save for holidays. I felt very sad and let down by the owners. Bedroom door would not shut. It would be fair to say outdoor space was decorative rather than of use. I would urgently suggest less it spent on the welcome pack which was lovely and more on maintenance. We have all had two years of challenging times and being together of course was wonderful, But sadly I would not book again unless the points above were sorted out.

    Reviewed by Suzanne1.6May 2022

  • "Farm shop in photographs is well over 30 miles away in Cumbria - deceptive!"

    Staying for the weekend = in at 5pm Fri and out at 10am Sun. Very pricey for a 2 night-1 day stay. Beautiful accommodation though, great welcome pack, and although the pub was shut all weekend, and the village cafe on Sunday, the farm cafe down the road provided welcome supplies and refreshments.

    Reviewed by Neil4.4May 2022

  • "A fantastic property in a beautiful location."

    Great facilities and an absolutely wonderful homely place to return to after a day walking in the Dales. Very highly recommended for families who love a peaceful walking holiday with the dog. We will definitely book again. We loved it so much that we really hoped to get snowed in. Thank you for making our short break walking holiday even better. Jane and family, LS26

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, really comfortable and spacious."

    The real fire was well used and kept us cosy. The Christmas trees were a nice touch and much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Couldn't find the blue bin but it appeared on the morning of departure. A page in the information book about the available TV services and how to select them would be useful.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Dec 2021

  • "How lovely to arrive at the cottage in the dark to find lamps lit and heating on , fresh flowers and the best welcome basket I’ve seen, there were treats for everyone ."

    The cottage has a really comfy lounge, with plenty of sofa space for everyone, Our family of 5 plus Doris my sons springer had the best week exploring the beautiful dales , we were close to so many beautiful walks even the weather was kind to us

    Reviewed by Jane3.8Oct 2021

  • "Yes. Comfortable, warm and well equipped."

    Very helpful and reslonsive owner. Only issue is lighting. The barn does not attract natural light and more electric lighting would be very helpful especially given our age!

    Reviewed by Miriam4.4Oct 2021

  • "Cottage dark and gloomy."

    Parking very awkward. Place needs some freshening up. Didn't think it was worth a 4star rating. Bed pillows flat as pancakes. Cooker handle falling off. Place needs some TLC.

    Reviewed by Anne2.8Sep 2021

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at Fawetts Barn."

    Pillows are very thin so if you don’t mind extremely thin pillows I would suggest taking your own. Cleanliness could be better but other that that it’s a lovely place to stay. Beautiful countryside and walks if you enjoy walking. Devonshire Arms pub is around the corner and the food and hospitality is great.

    Reviewed by John4.1Jul 2021

  • "Very large three bedrooms with bonus room with a single, desk, game player, games, bean bags with books and kid activities."

    The family bath and en-suite and kitchen are newly remodelled. Large dining room with table plus eat in kitchen space as well. Owner was very responsive with question about heating and it was very comfortable and quiet place to stay. We loved all the local hikes such as Malham cove, the steps up to the limestone pavements, and finished the circular walk wth Gordale Scar and Janet Foss waterfall. Bolton Abbey with hiking and activities for children was nearby as well as Parcevall Garden. Beautiful country side all around and market towns a short drive away.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2021

  • "There was a lot to like about the property - very spacious with all the facilities inside you would need and the best 'welcome hamper' we've ever received."

    The sofas are all really comfortable & the kitchen was more or less fully stocked. The mattress in the master bedroom was on the firm side for me, but that's a personal thing. I think the property needs a little bit of TLC as there were a few little niggly things that could be easily sorted. It's a property that allows a dog, but if you are thinking of taking yours please be aware there is no back garden and whilst the description of the property talks of a lawn at the front of the property, this patch of grass is very small and potentially not safe to leave your dog off of lead due to it being beside the lane. The other big thing for us was how dark the main room of the property is - only 2 small wall lights & without any sunlight during the day (we had periods of sun late afternoon & evening) it can be too dark to do a lot of things such as reading / crosswords etc. A couple of standard lamps wouldn't go amiss!!

    Reviewed by David4.1Jun 2021

  • "That home from home feeling x"

    Reviewed by Sandi5.0May 2021

  • "Location - lose to all the best parts of the Yorkshire Dales"

    Reviewed by Martin3.8Apr 2021

  • "Lovely area."

    Able to go for walks from the cottage. Cottage is large and great to have the "games room" with the Wii etc. No garden.

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.1Apr 2021

  • "The holiday cottage was very well equipped and had ample space for us, however it was absolutely freezing for our entire stay."

    We really struggled to get the bedrooms above 16 degrees at night, despite the storage heaters being on and us making a fire in the lounge each evening. Consequently our 8 month old girl couldn't sleep and that meant a sleepless holiday for us all. Therefore regrettably we wouldn't recommend staying in this property in winter.

    Thank you for your comments. I would like to assure yourself and our future guests that the property is not cold and there are no faults with the heating facility provided. We display clear instructions advising our guests not to interfere with the heating as it has been set up to ensure the warmth is continuously spread throughout the property. I can see that the heating system was tampered with during your stay. Had we been made aware that you had any issues with understanding the heating system, we would have been more than happy to help. Thank you very much for your comments and for taking the time to let us know your thoughts. Customer feedback is very important to help us continually improve our standards. Property Owner

    Reviewed by James4.1Dec 2020

  • "I would highly recommend the barn."

    Fantastic accommodation with everything you could possibly need it was so well equipped & extremely comfortable. The welcome basket was so generous & very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Sep 2020

  • "Really comfortable, well equipped and spacious barn in a great location to explore the Dales."

    Beautiful views and fantastic pub, cafe and faemshop on the doorstep.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2020

  • "We could not find the property at first as the information wasn't complete, the Barn is down a small lane off the main road, the directions only take us as far as the village and not directly to the door, we called the owners who directed us."

    Good location near the Pub which was good, food excellent, quiet but probably because we are in Jan/Feb. Bus service is good to Grassington and walks too. The water pressure for the hot water was very poor so the showers were not great, also the property was cold during the day and really warm at night due to the way the storage heaters worked. The owners were very helpful and did come out to assist with the key lock box as it was not unlocking.

    Reviewed by Rachel3.1Jan 2020

  • "A lovely house ."

    The welcome pack was exceptional. The dogs loved their new toys . Great walks, great pub and even sunshine

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2019

  • "Brilliant cottage in a great location!"

    Had all amenities we needed for our stay in Cracoe Very easy to walk or drive to various places from the location. Also great village pub literally 1 minute walk away! All round great experience

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Sep 2019

  • "What a beautiful property in a stunning setting."

    Fawcett Barn more than met our expectations. It was comfortable, spacious and very cosy and well equipped. The welcome hamper was a wonderful surprise and very generous and thoughtful with something for everyone- even including dog treats and haribo as well as Prosecco for the adults! There were some lovely short dog strolls straight from the door and stunning longer ones a short drive away- we recommend Kettlewell, Burnsall and Malham Cove for dog and child friendly walks and river paddling! The kids also enjoyed the play station for some downtime when we weren’t out exploring, as well as a perfect dining table for a 1000 piece jigsaw! We definitely want to return! 10/10

    Reviewed by Katy5.0Aug 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x single day bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining area
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Electric central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Lawned garden to front
  • We would politely ask that guests do not park on the lawn, as there is off road parking for 2 cars
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles and pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: Check in 5pm
  • Note: Short breaks must have a minimum duration of 3 nights
  • Note: The double room is accessed via the day bed room, please bear this in mind when booking
  • Note: This property only accepts bookings which are Friday - Friday or Friday - Monday in May - August.The property doesn't accept Sunday check in's all year round
  • Note: Property accepts a minimum of a 3 night stay

The property

Grassington 3.5 miles.

Resting in the centre of the pretty village of Cracoe, in the Craven district of North Yorkshire, is this delightful stone cottage.

Situated within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, you will have easy access to a number of countryside attractions that are a must-see during the trip.

Look forward to spending your evenings relaxing in the comfort of your own living space, catching up with your favourite shows, whilst the warming open fire keep you warm during those chillier evenings.

Walk through to the kitchen, housing a range of appliances so you can easily rustle up a delicious meal for the whole family!

There is a spacious breakfast table where you can enjoy a hearty breakfast whilst planning the day's events, whilst the large dining room provides ample space for those family gatherings over a well-deserved glass of wine.

Retire to any one of the three well-presented bedrooms, comprising of a king-size, a double, and a twin, as well as a single day bed which can be made available - the perfect setup for all types of groups wishing to stay here.

The master bedroom provides an en-suite shower room, as well as a family bathroom with deluxe fixtures and fittings for your ultimate comfort.

While you're in the area, travel towards the wonderful Parcevall Hall Gardens, set in 24-acres of formal woodland and perfect for those long country walks with your four-legged friend by your side.

Discover the historic and medieval Skipton Castle, dating back to the 12th century, also nearby is The Craven Museum, offering a glimpse into Skipton's rich history, both of these attractions are well-worth a visit.

Skipton's town centre is the perfect choice for those long shopping sprees with it hosting many independent shops and supermarkets, whilst the traditional Yorkshire pubs and restaurants are ideal for if you don't fancy cooking one evening.

Fawcett's Barn is an excellent choice for a countryside break with your loved ones.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Skipton 9 miles; Ilkley 12 miles.

Grassington is one of the most charming villages in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Traditional stone cottages and shops are clustered around the cobbled market place, offering exceptional shopping facilities for a village of this size, with a monthly farmer’s market offering a mouthwatering range of organic and homemade local produce. Situated on the River Wharfe, with the extensive Grass Woods to the north of the village, this is a superb walking area. Down dale is Bolton Abbey with the Abbey ruins, the Priory and the famous “Strid Walk”. A little further is the elegant town of Ilkley, overlooked by the famous Ilkley Moor. Up dale are Kettlewell and Buckden boasting spectacularly beautiful limestone scenery. With many other beauty spots scattered throughout Wharfedale, Grassington provides a great base for exploring the local area and all that the Dales have to offer, with Brontë Country and York also being within easy motoring distance.

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Note: Short breaks must have a minimum duration of 3 nights. Note: The double room is acceded via the day bed room, please bear this in mind when booking

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas