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Ash Bank, Jacobs Wood

(Ref. 960702)

Silsden, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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87 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous property, in a great location, Claire and Steve were perfect hosts."

    Reviewed by Lawson4.7May 2024

  • "What a very peaceful place to stay, it's so quiet."

    The pictures don't do justice to the size of the property. The views are ever changing due to the weather, you just can't help looking out. My, if you like birds and wildlife then you are in for a treat. Long Tailed Tits, Great Tits and Blue Tits. Robins, Goldfinches and the usual Wood Pigeons and Magpie. We were graced with one fleeting visit by a Bullfinch, what a treat you don't see many now. We had a Great Spotted Woodpecker a few times and a daily visit by a Pheasant. A few times we saw Roe deer crossing the track but on the last day we were up earlier and we saw one grazing the new shoots on the trees just beyond the parking and at the same time the Barn Owl was jumping about on the branches, we had seen him a couple of times before such a treat to watch him land on the box or jump up out of his box. Finally a Hare came past as well. What a treat to see all of these birds and animals just from sitting at the table. Thank you for the treats, we didn't meet Steve but we did see him drive past.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Mar 2024

  • "Fantastic location for a short break with friends."

    Thank you, Claire for welcoming us. I have no hesitation in recommending Ash Bank.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2024

  • "The owner was lovely and very welcoming."

    We loved the fact she just left us to get on with our stay as they're some hosts that are always making themselves known they are there. The place itself was beautiful and warm and cosy and it really did feel like home away from home. The hot tub was amazing we used it both night we was there and after our travel to there and the stressful Saturday morning we had, having to replace 2 tyres on the car, it was just what we needed to unwind and de-stress. We 100% recommend this place and will most certainly be booking again for some time in near future.

    Reviewed by Jade5.0Feb 2024

  • "We enjoyed Christmas at Jacobs Wood for the second time."

    Thanks to Claire & Steve great hosts.

    Reviewed by Janette5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had the perfect getaway from it all staying in Ash Bank."

    The accommodation was beautiful, clean and well equipped in rural surroundings but not too far to venture out in the car to the nearby villages. The hot tub was easy to use, my only recommendation would be to have robes for getting out. We hope to return at some point. Thank you Claire & Steve.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Oct 2023

  • "From a very friendly and welcoming greeting from the owners to the very end of our short stay, we had a great time."

    The property is lovely, clean and spacious. We made use of the log burner and it heated the rooms in no time at all. We can totally recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Oct 2023

  • "Me and my friends stayed here for a short weekend break."

    The place is absolutely beautiful and the hosts are lovely too! Perfect place to escape reality and enjoy some well needed relaxation. Very easy to find and a great location to explore the local attractions/ walking routes. I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very welcoming and comfortable."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2023

  • "Amazing place to stay, so quiet and relaxing."

    Claire was great and even brought a BBQ round for us on one of the nights! Would 110% recommend.

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Sep 2023

  • "Claire and Paul’s place was exactly what we were looking for plus more!"

    Before booking we fell in love with what the place looked like but to our surprise it was even better in person. It was spacious with its high ceiling but it still managed to retain its cosy feel. Everything about it was perfect, from the underfloor heating which provided an ambient heat to the moveable corner on the corner sofa and pillows which allowed us to set up our own ‘corner’ in front of the smart TV. The wood fire hot tub was one of our highlights as we indulged in it under the clear night sky. As 2 Londoners who had never worked a fireplace in our lives it was super easy to use once we got the hang of it. Likewise the indoor fireplace was equally as charming which we used at night when the temperature dropped. Their grounds are also quite impressive. We got quite lucky with the weather so went on a walk around the place and saw their waterfalls and from the open plan lounge area/kitchen you could see pheasants in the bushes just outside as well as deer and we could even hear their barn owl. Once it got dark we could hide ourselves away in private with the sliding barn door. That along with the remote control blinds meant we were completely shut off from the outside world. The batteries in the remote for the blinds were on its last legs but once you gave it a few rubs in worked briefly. On the note of privacy there is an identical set up next door on the other side but you don’t even realise they’re there which was great. The place seems to be (at least somewhat) soundproofed and we even tested it out by playing music through the speakers which you couldn’t hear from outside once the door was closed. We booked this stay for my girlfriend’s birthday so we could disconnect in nature and just be alone together. We loved it so much that we’ll be booking it again for my birthday (longer this time) once we figure out our annual leave. 10/10 hosts who explained everything to us and remained invisible (in a good way) whilst being just a WhatsApp away if we needed anything. The guestbook instructions were quite clear though so we didn’t need them which allowed us to have our phones off the whole time. They even left us some vegan snacks and a list of restaurants with vegan options in case we wanted to eat out when I mentioned we were both vegan!

    Reviewed by Devante5.0Aug 2023

  • "Fantastic location for peace and quiet, excellent standard of cleanliness and facilities."

    Lovely hosts and would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage."

    In a stunning wood .Claire was amazing looking after us can't thank her enough. Every care had been taken to make sure everyone had a wonderful experience. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

    Reviewed by Norma5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a fabulous week at Ash Bank."

    Claire and Steve had thought of everything we could have needed and provided so many extras, more than any other cottage we have stayed in. From the Prosecco, ice creams, tea, coffee, hot chocolate and marshmallows, crisps, tea, coffee, sugar and toiletries to name a few. The property was spacious and comfortable, the beds were so comfortable to sleep in. Claire greeted us and showed us how to heat the hot tub which we used a couple of times during our stay. Their surrounding land is beautiful and we eventually found their waterfall which was beautiful. We saw owls, pheasants, squirrels and deer as well as the resident sheep. We found it to be a good base to visit places, we called into Silsden, Harrogate, Knaresborough, we drove to Settle and got the train to Carlisle as well as spending time at the property. The only small negatives were getting used to the narrow roads and steep hills, being from south Lincolnshire we are not used to driving up such steep inclines. Thanks again Claire and Steve we highly recommend Ash Bank.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jul 2023

  • "This holiday was the perfect balance of tranquility and comfort , with the luxury of having a wide option of days out at the door step if wanted."

    The facilities were well thought through, and it made for a very relaxing break away. The wood fire hot tub was perfect giving the option of heating it for the colder evenings or having it as a plunge pool for the hotter days - was really easy to use ! The property owners we very welcoming , gave great advice on the local area and were just a text away if needed which wasn’t often as the property is perfectly set up. Would 100% recommend this property and will definitely return in the future ! Thank you for a wonderful stay

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Jun 2023

  • "Excellent presentation."

    Some nice touches from the Prosecco to the ice creams and biscuits. We thoroughly enjoyed the accommodation, especially the wood fired hot tub.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "Such a lovely holiday cottage, with beautiful views."

    A great spot to rent, not too far out from Silsden village/nearby pubs (10 min drive) and an hour from Leeds Good provisions with a bottle of Prosecco in the fridge for when we arrived and some crisps etc Thank you for a lovely stay Claire!

    Reviewed by Phoebe5.0Jun 2023

  • "My wife and I were looking for a last-minute holiday at a property that had a hot tub."

    We found Ash Bank on Google and were a bit dubious of Sykes Cottages as we both never heard of the website before and weren't sure if the reviews under the cottage were legitimate. and other more well-known holiday booking websites also had the listing, but the reviews were slim to none. We took a gamble and booked the cottage and we're glad to say, we had an incredible time! The cottage was clean, modern, and located in a beautiful, serene location. We were arriving via train as we both don't currently possess a car as we live near Leeds city centre and can walk to most locations. Claire, the host, offered to pick us up from the nearby train station which was greatly appreciated! She showed us around the property and informed us on how to use the wood-fired hot tub. Prosecco was also given to us for free which was greatly appreciated. She also had a folder filled with information and activities of the surrounding area and recommendations for places to eat in nearby Silsden. For those looking to relax surrounded by peaceful nature and those that might want to have a scenic hike in the Ilkley Moor will have an amazing time!

    Reviewed by Elvis5.0May 2023

  • "We had the best stay at Ash Bank."

    The hosts are very friendly and welcoming with amazing attention to detail. The location is beautiful with stunning views over the countryside. Accommodation was perfect, impeccably clean with fantastic facilities it really gave the wow factor. The accommodation is set on beautiful land with stunning walks literally on your doorstep. The wood fired hot tub was a luxurious perk which we made the most of. Thank you for the best weekend!

    Reviewed by Lydia5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The property was immaculate. Beautiful views and lovely hot tub. The owner was very welcome and informative. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was our third stay at Jacobs Wood and we booked the 4th while there."

    The accommodation is perfect for our needs, perfectly clean, well equipped and with stunning views. We had snow this year, and Claire and Steve had done an amazing job clearing the track, drive and hot tub area. Great as always!

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Mar 2023

  • "Luxurious living, Facilities great/"

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2023

  • "WOW! What a place!"

    The best holiday cottage we’ve ever stayed in. Absolutely perfect and spotlessly clean. They’ve literally thought about everything. The owners are so friendly and helpful, but in an invisible way, so you know they’re there if you need them but it feels very private. We can’t wait to visit again!

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Feb 2023

  • "I was apprehensive at first, as I booked the holiday last minute for me and my other half as a birthday present."

    Couldn’t have been more pleased from start to finish. The owners were absolutely lovely, facilities are clean, easy to use, and everything just perfect. Will be staying again! 5 STAR! for sure for sure!

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Jan 2023

  • "Such an amazing week away!"

    ! Claire was so friendly and helpful throughout our stay. We both absolutely loved Ash Bank and will definitely return one day. The whole barn was spotless and had everything you needed for the week. Really enjoyed the hot tub and the seeing the views of Silsden. I would highly recommend visit and so much to do around the area.

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Nov 2022

  • "We have just stayed at Ash Bank for a week and had a lovely relaxing week away."

    The lodge is furnished lovely and has everything you need, perfectly heated and the hot tub was lovely to use. Great views from the lodge and perfect place to be based to also get around the area. Owner was lovely and welcoming and also gave us some good recommendations of places to visit. She was very friendly and lovely to chat too. Thank you for a very enjoyable week and would highly recommend staying at Ash Bank Lodge.

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Nov 2022

  • "The accommodation was lovely,it was very clean and comfortable."

    Claire was there to greet us she is so nice and so helpful explaining the hot tub and recommending places to visit.the beds were extremely comfortable.we would go there again anytime.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was our second time visiting jacobs wood."

    Thanks to Claire and Steve for another pleasant and lovely stay in their beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2022

  • "Warm welcome by Claire who kindly showed us how the hot tub worked and told us about the local area and the property."

    She was on hand if we needed anything. The grey folder provided within the property was informative on how to use appliances, local walks and recommendations of pubs in the surrounding villages. The property itself was amazing, large, comfortable bedrooms, kitchen/ living room open plan and bright, it felt like a home from home. Being able to watch the wildlife from the living room every morning was an absolute pleasure. Ash Bank had everything and was a great base for getting out to explore some of the tourist attractions and the hot tub a welcome relax after being on your feet all day. Would highly recommend and would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had an absolutely amazing time in this beautiful cottage."

    The owner was kind and friendly and explained everything we needed to know. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the local wildlife from the comfort of the hot tub - including barn owls, bats and hares.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Jul 2022

  • "Wonderful peaceful barn conversion."

    Really helpful owner who very welcoming. Loved spotting all the wildlife and hot tub a bonus. Love to return

    Reviewed by Alistair4.7Jul 2022

  • "An amazing break away in an amazing setting, there is everything you could need to enjoy your stay and a some lovely touches with the biscuits and Prosecco, the space is finished to a high standard and is spotlessly clean."

    There is so much to do nearby you can be busy, busy or just chill out Silsden was a lovely little village easily walked too but if your having a drink you may need a taxi back up the hill. I would happily return the hosts were very friendly and patient with any questions we had. The wood fired hot tub is great! I hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "A really comfortable cottage."

    The facilities were excellent. A place that you could feel at home in and we enjoyed our stay. Loved the daily visits to the bird feeder by the Woodpecker and the nightly flying and hunting by the resident Barn Owls. I would recommend this cottage to anyone wanting a quite and peaceful holiday stay but still close enough to shops and roads for visiting the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jun 2022

  • "The owners Claire and Steve made us feel very welcome, the lodges are in a great ..."

    The owners Claire and Steve made us feel very welcome, the lodges are in a great place very peaceful and quiet environment, the lodge was very clean on arrival with hot tub already at a nice temperature thanks for our stay

    Reviewed by Gary5.0May 2022

  • "Had a fabulous week at Ash Bank."

    Claire (the owner) met us to show how the gate worked, how to light the wood fired hot tub, to tell us a bit about the area and answer any questions and then gave us her mobile number in case of any questions or problems and then left us to it. The barn was extremely comfortable and homely and everything was in pristine condition. Ash Bank is attached to another property and I wondered if we would hear the neighbours but we didn't hear them at all and only saw them once as they drove past one morning so it is very private. The views from the property are stunning and there's so much to see and do in the area, highlights included, Malham Cove, Bolton Abbey, Brimham Rocks, Grassington, tea at Betty's Tea Rooms and a visit to a brilliant independent cinema in Ilkley. There are also numerous inviting pubs in the area too and the pizza takeaway at the local Italian in Silsden was excellent (couldn't get a table at the restaurant as it was fully booked for the night we wanted mid-week!). I really couldn't fault Ash Bank, we had a wonderful weeks holiday and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Apr 2022

  • "Good morning Steve and Claire, Touching base with you to express mine and Karen's thoughts."

    Karen summed up your property in one word. A holiday home that has ability for the mind to do "cart wheels" as it has a 5* feeling. You both have put much thought into EVERY DETAIL to make our holiday a breeze from the advanced holiday info / instructions via emails to present day. Cottage is super quiet, with nice privacy and no noise intrusion from neighbours. Even the air quality around your estate is refreshing / invigorating aids my inherent restricted lung capacity disability. Cottage has very high water quality / strong & stable water pressure is evident, mesmerising day time views as well as night time star gazing and the list goes on ...!!! The wifi strength & distance is perfect reaches jacuzzi area easily. The jacuzzi is very relaxing and aids deep sleep. I am inspired by your building style, home gadgets and like the durability of decor you chosen. The guest home manual/ maps you collated has all information required. THANK YOU for the staycation. Kind regards Tony & Karen

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Mar 2022

  • "Ash Bank Jacobs Barn - Silsden, Yorkshire Host Claire did everything and more to make sure we were settled had everything we needed for our stay."

    We spoke with her before our visit for her to ask if there was anything we needed before we arrived and arrange our check in time, and as this trip was booked for our Mini-moon she even decorated the barn for our arrival which was lovely and very unexpected. We arrived with the hot tub already warmed and ready to go and she showed us the facilities and made suggestions on local places to visit plus a really helpful folder with all the information inside. If there was anything we needed she was only a text message away which was much appreciated. Location The cottage can be found near the village of Silsden, Keighley. The barn is slightly out the village but is very peaceful and quiet. There are plenty of local shops (Asda, Aldi, Coop, Tesco extra) as well as local eateries including Busfeild Arms pub and the amazing Italian Stefanos (definitely phone up and get booked into this place for your stay). Easy travel to other places in Yorkshire including train to Leeds from Keighley train station (for great food and shopping, if you like Japanese there is a new restaurant called Blue Sukura which comes highly recommended also). There are lots of local walks, one of which was the nicest walk straight from the barn which takes you past lots of waterfalls and over the farmers fields. Beautiful views from the barn and chance to see the stars at night. Facilities The barn has been decorated beautifully and is very modern inside with all sorts of amenities you would need including oven microwave, washing machine, tumble dryer etc and including smaller things that you would usually forget to bring with you like tea towel, or washing tablets. Outside facilities of course the best being the wood fired hot tub which once shown how if you’re a first timer was easy to use and keep warm. Lots of outside furniture and the choice of using a BBQ which in the summer would get lots of use. Overall we would highly recommend this Barn Cottage for a brilliant U.K. holiday. Perfect for couples/friends. We have suggested this place since our visit to many people and would definitely return for another relaxing staycation.

    Reviewed by Antony5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful location Property is very nice indeed"

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Feb 2022

  • "Simply amazing property to stay at."

    We stayed for a week at the Ash bank property. We were greeted by Claire and she made sure everything was explained to us and even recommended some local walks/attractions. The property was very clean, had all facilities you would expect. Hot tub was great the local area provides everything you may need from shops to take aways and pubs. Hosts made sure we were enjoying our stay during the week and were helpful with any queries we had. 10/10 would stay again!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2022

  • "Absolutely fabulous stay, great hosts who couldn’t have been more helpful, wonderful facilities and accommodation and a brilliant location."

    All in all the perfect stay

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jan 2022

  • "Our stay was everything that we hoped for and more!"

    The hosts were lovely and the property is amazing with beautiful views. There is a beautiful waterfall walk from the property and it is very well located for Bolton Abbey/Stump Cross Caverns/Malham Cove/Skipton. We loved to explore during the day and enjoy the hot tub in the evening. We can’t wait to go back again!

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Jan 2022

  • "We stayed over Christmas/New Year holiday."

    The accommodation was lovely. Everything you can think of, was provided and included a number of personal touches. The views from the property are beautiful and there were plenty of walks/trails within walking distance and in the local area. Property owners left us to it but made sure we knew they were there if needed. Husband thought the WiFi connection was a bit hit and miss but all in all, we both had a great experience and would definitely use again.

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Dec 2021

  • "10/10"

    Reviewed by S5.0Dec 2021

  • "Absolutely loved our stay."

    After a year of uncertainty and having to rearrange, we eventually made it to Ash Bank for our minimoon. Claire was super friendly and so accomodating. We adored all of the little extra touches for the Christmas season, they made the stay extra special. The location was perfect t for privacy and relaxation, as well as access to local amenities and towns. We can't wait to return later in the year to experience Rowan Bank. Highly recommend!!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2021

  • "Wonderful stay at Ash Bank."

    Well equipped with everything you could wish for. Warm welcome on arrival from Claire who was extremely helpful with info on places to visit and eat etc in the local area. First time using wood fired hot tub, with plenty of fuel for the week. Would definitely return

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Oct 2021

  • "This was a much needed break and I’m so glad I spent it here!"

    The scenery up in Yorkshire is a given but this barn is just lovely beautifully kept and the wood fired hot tub was both novel and very easy to use and thoroughly welcomed at the end of a busy day. I have been singing the praises of my stay here and I have to say the walk in shower was one of the best I’ve used. Nicely laid out, great TV I can’t fault a thing!

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Ash Bank."

    The property was exceptionally clean and the interior was beautiful. We really appreciated the additional touches such as the bottle of Cava, Yorkshire crisps, milk, butter and even magnums! There was ample wood for both the log burner and the wood fired hot tub and Claire and Steve were fabulous hosts, checking in with us mid week to ensure we weren’t running low. The location of the property was perfect for exploring the Dales and the setting was beautiful-quiet location with fantastic views and great walks on your front door step. The hot tub was a welcome addition and we used it almost daily after days exploring and walking. We really could not recommend this stay enough.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2021

  • "What a beautiful place to have a holiday."

    Claire and Steve are very friendly and do anything for you. The Barn was amazing and well equipped. The Barn and grounds are fabulous as was the wildlife Deer, Owls, Pheasant, Sheep etc. The Hot Tub was lovely and hot for when we came back from our trips around Yorkshire. The location is close to Skipton and Bolton Abbey, Silsden is just a mile away and is a very nice town. We would highly recommend this as a place to visit. Tony and Tracey

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Sep 2021

  • "The location of this accommodation was brilliant with easy access to Leeds and attractions to the south and 15 minutes north to the Yorkshire Dales."

    Claire met us on arrival to explain the hot hub which was all set up for us and I appreciated all the little touches like tea bags, milk, biscuits, washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets. Slidden has a new Aldi and very convenient station if you don’t want to drive every day. We had some lovely days out including Malham Cove and Betty’s tearoom at Ikley was a great experience. We enjoyed the hot tub at the end of most days which was a novelty for us. All in all we had a brilliant week and there are still lots of attractions we didn’t have time for………

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Fantastic host and attention to detail of all of the facilities."

    Very friendly and helpful. Fantastic accommodation and settings. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2021

  • "This was the perfect place to stay !"

    Beautiful view, beautiful building, beautiful touches, beautifully located, amazing host, clean and tidy and everything we needed and more ! They really helped to make our stay special! The lodge has a neighbour attached to the same building that I didn’t realise from the description or pictures not that this was a problem of any sort, no noise and still very private but not complete seclusion. I would absolutely recommend it was perfect and we loved our short stay here !

    Reviewed by Jade4.7Jun 2021

  • "Claire met us on arrival, friendly and very helpful, the accommodation was excellent, very clean and well equipped and well maintained."

    The log fired hot tub was fantastic and easy to use. Fantastic views from the property and it really was such a beautiful place to relax and unwind with plenty of places to visit. Keelham farm shop is a must to visit. Claire and Steve are always onhand if required, a very lovely helpful couple. We will DEFINITELY be going back.

    Reviewed by Ady5.0Jun 2021

  • "Ash Barn is a great place to stay!"

    We met Claire on arrival and she was so friendly and helpful. The barn is spotlessly clean with all the amenities that you would need with more thoughtful touches throughout left by the hosts. The hot tub was a treat and very easy to use being a wood fired version. The location is perfect as it is on their farm so the views and surroundings are lovely and very peaceful. It is also very quick to get to Skipton or Ilkley, both of which are definitely worth a visit and are roughly 20 minutes drive from Ash Barn. Silsden is a short drive away too for closer shops and restaurants. We didn't want to leave after our week there and definitely aim to go back!

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0May 2021

  • "My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ash Bank, Jacobs Wood cottage."

    From the moment we arrived we were warmly greeted by Claire who spoke us through everything like how to set up hot tub (it had already been set up for us as we got there). We were so so impressed at how clean and spotless everything was and immediately felt safe (Especially at this time). The prosecco and little snacks were a wonderful suprise. Beautiful view and nature sounds. Thank you so much! We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Meridion5.0Oct 2020

  • "Claire and Steve’s place is absolutely immaculate, beautifully finished throughout and in a wonderful location for a complete chill out."

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Oct 2020

  • "Beautiful little cottage."

    More than enough room for 4 adults. Finished to a high standard. Heated floors were perfect after getting out of the hot tub. Little things like sauces, butter and a bottle of bubbly was just perfect touches. Claire met us at the cottage to talk us through everything and was so helpful. From the cottage is the most beautiful walks and great experiences. I can’t wait to be able to go back!!!

    Reviewed by Carly5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had the most wonderful stay at Ash Bank, it was exactly what we needed!"

    Ash bank exceeded our expectations in every way; big walk in shower, all TV's were smart and had Netflix, heating that you could control, huge bed and sofa, lovely log burner, glorious hot tub with plenty of logs and prosecco in the fridge waiting! The home itself was completely spotless and Claire made sure she did not re-enter the property after cleaning. Claire made sure we had everything we needed for a comfortable stay and had prepped the hot tub for us (at our request) for arrival. We had never used a log fired hot tub before but now we are definitely converted! It is a really lovely quiet spot, and apart from all the wildlife you would have no idea that you had neighbors. It's in a perfect spot for exploring Yorkshire....We will be back for sure!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Oct 2020

  • "Wonderful location and accomodation with Fantastic views."

    Great hosts who were so helpful. Thoroughly recommend this venue for relaxation & walking

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2020

  • "The property is in a lovely, quiet location but only a couple of miles from nearest shops/supermarkets etc."

    The property was exceptionally clean and well organized with nice extra touches. Claire and Steve were great and on hand to deal quickly with any issues. The hot tub area is really well designed and a great luxury at the end of a busy day exploring.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0Aug 2020

  • "This property exceeded our expectations, we thoroughly enjoyed our weeks stay at Ash Bank."

    Claire was very attentive without being intrusive. We would highly recommend this place for a relaxing break in Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2020

  • "We had a fantastic week at this gorgeous property."

    Beautiful setting and everything you could need inside the accommodation.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2020

  • "The owner Claire was so helpful and friendly."

    The lodge was clean and had everything we needed. Great location and some lovely near by walks. Was lovely to be in the hot tub at night listening to the Owls and looking at the view. Would highly recommend and somewhere we will return to.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jan 2020

  • "The setting and accommodation was beautiful."

    The owner of the lodge, Claire, couldn’t have been more helpful. We didn’t want to leave! We’ll be back!

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jan 2020

  • "This cottage is superb it's near all facilities and the added touches the owners did for us where the icing on the cake"

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Dec 2019

  • "The most beautiful home away from home."

    Such a relaxing home with everything you could ever need. We had the most fantastic stay and would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Nov 2019

  • "We had an absolutely delightful holiday at Claire and Steve's."

    The house is beautiful, surrounded by nature and wild animals. We would wholeheartedly recommend a stay here, both the property and surrounding area are brilliant, we'd also like to give a special shout out to Stefano's the nearby Italian for gorgeous authentic food and a warm atmosphere. Claire couldn't have offered any more help, she was incredibly friendly and great at responding to any queries we had throughout our stay. Thanks for an amazing stay, we'll hopefully be back!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Oct 2019



    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2019

  • "Outstanding accommodation in a most beautiful location."

    A well thought out layout making the most of a fabulous view across the valley below. The wood fired hot tub is easy to use and had the added bonus of being chemical free. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and cannot recommend Ash Bank more highly.

    Reviewed by Muriel5.0Sep 2019

  • "This is the best self catering accommodation I have ever stayed in."

    The owners are extremely helpful and very kind people. The barn itself is a beautiful design and has all the modern conveniences whilst being set against a beautiful backdrop. The cleanliness was outstanding and everything was in excellent working order. The wood fired hot tub was another amazing feature and we really enjoyed stoking this up and enjoying the experience of an evening.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2019

  • "No everything was excellent"

    Reviewed by Pat5.0Aug 2019

  • "This cottage was amazing."

    Although it was semi-detached the layout and build quality means you are totally unaware of neighbours. Claire kept in touch by text to see if we needed anything which was helpful without being intrusive. The welcome pack of milk, butter, biscuits and homemade bread, as well as tea, coffee, condiments and Prosecco was very welcoming. The information pack in the cottage told us all we needed to know and the recommendations of local eating places and shops was really helpful. We had guests join us for a couple of days during the week, which we had asked Claire about before hand and she said it was no problem and made up the second bedroom as a double before we arrived. There is nothing that could be improved at the cottage except perhaps a mosquito zapper as I did get bitten when using the hot tub at dusk, but watching the bats and the barn owls was worth it.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jul 2019

  • "We found this cottage brilliant."

    The location offers beautiful views and there are plenty of areas to walk if that's what you enjoy.Hosts Steve & Claire could not have been more helpful, they were on hand and nothing was a trouble to them. We would recommend this property and will definitely return soon.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2019

  • "Everything was perfect!"

    We had such an amazing time, we've come away completely relaxed and refreshed. Nothing was too much trouble, everything was clearely explained and our host met us when we arrived. We would definitely reccomend to our friends and family!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Jun 2019

  • "Absolutely lovely holiday house in a beautiful setting."

    Furniture and fittings were to a verythema high standard. The modern design worked really well. It was light and spacious. Reminded us ofor something you might see in Grand Designs. We loved the hot tub and good way to relax.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0May 2019

  • "A fantastic spot and the property is excellent."

    The hosts have thought of everything and a really welcoming. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a chilled out weekend.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2019

  • "Owners welcoming."

    Welcome pack lovely. Area beautiful. Home Away from home, well thought out. Log burner lovely and cosy on colder nights. Hot tub OK, our preference would have been a jacuzzi type but this one did the job. There is a lovely woodland waterfall walk right close to lodge, worths walk. A beautiful restful place to chill.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0May 2019

  • "Superb hosts and great spot from which to base and explore the Yorkshire countryside."

    Lovely touches such as Prosecco and fresh bread on arrival together with a ready heated hot tub made our arrival very warm and welcome!!

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Apr 2019

  • "From the get go, everything was just so inviting."

    The place was lovely, the view was gorgeous and the owner is absolutely delightful. We was welcomed with a smile, and a surprise bottle of Prosecco waiting for us (which we enjoyed in the hot tub which was already warmed up for us), we were left to our own devices but if we needed anything it was clearly never any trouble. The cottage was immaculate and finished to a very high standard. Nothing but high praise.

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2019

  • "Absolutely superb ."

    Great location lots of walks in the area . Claire & Steve were fantastic hosts can't do enough for you . The hot tub puts the icing on the cake . Would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Mar 2019

  • "Had a lovely weekend here for our mini moon, its such a gorgeous peaceful place!"

    Claire was really welcoming, not only did she put Just Married banners up she also got us Mr&Mrs cups and brought us freshly made bread. I could not recommend this place enough! We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Feb 2019

  • "What a wonderful place jacobs wood is ."

    Claire and Steve had thought of absolutley everything. So many perfect little finishing touches. Every day steve brought a basket of wood up so we never ran short, hot tub was ready for us every day. The cottage was immaculately clean. My only complaint is that we couldn't stay longer!!!

    Reviewed by Shelley5.0Feb 2019

  • "The property was beautiful and exactly as described."

    Claire was a fabulous host & nothing was too much trouble. We arrived on a snowy Friday night in February to a really warm welcome - the house was beautifully decorated, superbly well equipped and really snug. The hot tub was heating up & Steve graciously kept stoking the fire until it was ready for us. There were really thoughtful treats and supplies left for us, along with clear guidance on how to use everything and suggestions for places to go. The recommended Indian takeaway delivered a delicious curry, the beds were wonderfully comfortable, the shower was powerful and the log burner was divine. A really luxurious treat for a group of old friends... many thanks.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Feb 2019

  • "This property was fantastic."

    ..a definite home from home. Log burner, hot tub, beautiful views...loads of birds & animals in their natural habitat. Great walks, pubs not too far. The hosts had even decorated the property for Christmas. I would recommend this property to anyone looking for a relaxing break in the Yorkshire Dales. We will definitely be looking at returning to Ash Bank.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2018

  • "Jacobs Wood is in a quite, lovely area."

    The holiday cottage was clean and comforting. The owners are lovely and friendly. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Nov 2018

  • "My husband and I recently spent the weekend at Ash bank and our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer."

    Absolutely everything was completely perfect about the accommodation and the location for our trip. Everything had been thought of, there was prosecco, milk, biscuits, butter and a warm loaf of home made bread on arrival. There was also an endless supply of wood for the log burner and the hot tub which was great. We were a bit dubious about the hot tub as we'd never encountered a log fired one before but we are now completely converted! We loved sitting in it at night, drinking our complimentary prosecco and looking up at the stars. The inside of the cottage is finished to a very high standard and decorated beautifully. We stood at the windows for ages, admiring the countryside and we loved that the barn door still functions and could be closed at night, making it even more cosey. All the little finishing touches are fantastic and well thought out and the beds are so comfy. The owners are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. They were there to great us and gave us an insight to the area and helped to get the hot tub going. They even went and collected our chinese takeaway as they were getting one aswell. Now thats service! We like to get away each year to celebrate our wedding anniversary and this is by far the best place we've been too and we will certainly come back again.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Oct 2018

  • "Just back from an absolutely brilliant stay at Jacobs wood ash bank holiday cottage."

    From the minute we arrived we were blown away. Claire met us at the door to show us round including prosecco, milk, homemade bread and cookies amongst other essentials stocked in the kitchen. The cottage was spotless and had everything we could need and more including endless wood for the log burner and hot tub which was stocked everyday. Steve even cleaned out and refilled and lit the hot tub for us coming in from nearby country walks. The views are stunning! There are so many beautiful walks and villages to explore nearby with tonnes of info inside the cottage on what to do and where to eat. Can not recommend this place highly enough. Nothing was too much trouble and claire and Steve went above and beyond to ensure we enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Oct 2018

  • "Oh my, the most relaxed holiday we have ever had."

    The cottage was beautiful, the owners were absolutely wonderful very friendly and very knowledgeable about the surrounding places to visit,they have compiled a folder with maps of the local and surrounding areas to visit which we found extremely helpful. The view from inside and outside the cottage are wonderful. There is plenty of wildlife life right outside your door from Blue tits, Kestrels and buzzards. There are Deer. Then there are Pheasants and Hares who saunter along the footpath just outside your cottage, the owners told us that the pheasants love to be feed and will actually come quite close to you. The hot tub is great you just lay and relax during the day and watch the scenery and listen and watch the birds soar in the sky what more can you ask for and at night time you can sit in the Hot Tub and relax and look up at the stars and listen to all the different wildlife. My husband and I were so impressed with our stay at the cottage that we booked it again for next year and also extended our stay in the adjoining cottage which is also FAB_U_LOUS. Oh I forgot to mention the welcome Home baked bread still warm and a bottle of Wine to wash it down with. Then there's all the local footpaths for you to wander along, if you want to. We highly recommend both these cottages, you wont be disappointed. FIVE GREAT BIG STARS

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x Super King (can be configured as twin on request), 1 x twin (can be configured as Super King on request)
  • Shower room with large walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner.
  • Underfloor heating
  • Wood burning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 3 x Smart TVs with Freeview, WiFi, Bluetooth wireless speaker, hairdryer
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Generous amount of logs for wood fired hot tub inc supplied, more can be purchased on site
  • Egyptian bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Private off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Patio area with furniture, hot tub
  • Bbq on request
  • Shops, restaurants and pubs 1.5 miles
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Note: Please be aware there are 3 steps up to the hot tub
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • Note: This property accepts adults and children over the age of 10 only
  • Note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £250
  • Please note, the check-in must be adhered to, please contact Sykes if this could cause any issues

The property

This warm and inviting semi-detached barn conversion on the edge of the woods brings you the best of the countryside and is only a short distance away from Silsden, Skipton, Haworth and beautiful Bolton Abbey.

With its own private Swedish wood fired hot tub, you will be spoilt for choice between relaxing surrounded by nature, or cosying up indoors in front of the woodburning stove.

The picture windows make the most of the views of the woodland and Yorkshire countryside from the open-plan living area.

However you spend your day, walking, visiting Yorkshires historic sites or busy market towns the evenings can be spent taking in the tranquil scenery, followed by a good night's sleep in one of the contemporary styled and comfortable bedrooms. The modern shower room completes Ash Bank, presented with a white suite and large walk shower.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 960698, together they can sleep up to eight people.

Jacobs Wood

Two contemporary barn conversions completed in 2018, mirroring each other in design and quality but offering complete privacy for that rural get away. Set within over 35 acres of the owners private land and deciduous woodland, with waterfalls, footpaths and bridleways literally on your doorstep. Perfect for nature lovers and walkers but only a short journey to the small town of Silsden with its amenities and easy access to the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Bronte Country. Wrapped in countryside views, away from the hustle and bustle, you can truly escape into the idyllic surroundings of the retreats. Presented with contemporary comfortable furnishings the open-plan living areas welcome the outside in, with picture windows over looking the rural landscape - a wonderful backdrop to admire as you go about your day. Both lounge's are completed by woodburning stove's to warm those cooler nights and the modern L-shaped kitchens are thoughtfully put together. As the night draws in, you will look forward to snuggling up in one of the neutral, calming bedrooms, each coordinated with lovely Egyptian cotton bed linen and their own Smart TV. A walk-in shower room finishes the properties to an immaculate standard. Once you have relaxed indoors, why not spend an hour or two enjoying the private patio areas with their genuine Swedish wood fired hot tubs, ideal for a sunny afternoon, or some quiet time under the stars.

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

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About the location


Bolton Abbey 8.5 miles; Ilkley 8.5 miles; Skipton 9 miles.

The pretty town of Silsden, set on the edge of the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park, commands sweeping views of the River Aire and its valley, and has a thriving community with local amenities. Although Silsden was originally an agricultural town, the construction of the nearby Leeds and Liverpool Canal meant that it later became an important centre for the mill industry, however the local economy is now largely supported by tourism, and it has become a perfect place to stay and explore the local area. Down the Aire Valley lies historic Skipton, known as “The Gateway to the Dales”, a quaint market town 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 2008, the Academy of Urbanism voted the high street as the best shopping spot in Britain. In the next valley lies Addingham, a thriving, small community with several good pubs serving fine ale and excellent food, a scattering of small shops and a delightful golf course surrounded by breathtaking countryside. Nearby Bolton Abbey is one of the region's most scenic areas and the walk along the river to the Strid is a must. The Victorian Spa town of Ilkley is also worth a visit, with its wide streets, world-famous Box Tree Restaurant and Bettys Tea Rooms, while Ilkley Moor is the subject of Yorkshire's unofficial anthem “On Ilkla Moor Baht at”. With steam railways offering regular excursions through stunning scenery, canal day trips, castles and pretty market towns all available nearby, Silsden is a wonderful base for touring the Bronte Country and North and West Yorkshire.

Note: This property accepts adults and children over the age of 14 only.
Note: This property has a good housekeeping bond of £250

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas