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Rowan Bank, Jacobs Wood

(Ref. 960698)

Silsden, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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89 Customer Reviews

  • "Property was ideal for us as a sort of base for day trips to Leeds/York etc."

    The property itself was really really nice. We loved how modern it felt with the facilities and interiors. The underfloor heating was essential given how cold it was outside and the log burner was very nice at nights. The hot tub was very nice but sadly with the times we got back from our day trips we weren't able to put it to it's full use. With our stay we had very little reason to contact the owners but in our few interactions with Claire she was very friendly and helpful and patient with us explaining the different procedures and operations of the lodge. Would 100% stay again. We both agreed this was the nicest place we have stayed at on a holiday/break away

    Reviewed by MatthewNov 2023

  • "We stayed at Rowan Bank after an extremely stressful year to get some much needed respite and relaxation."

    I can safely say that this was the perfect place for it! The accommodation was spotlessly clean, comfortable and quiet. The views are spectacular and there are some fantastic walks for all abilities straight from the converted barn. The Swedish woodfired hot tub was amazing and we thoroughly enjoyed having an evening soak after a day's walking up hill and down dale. There are also lots of attractions and places to visit too so if you want a day out exploring then you're perfectly located. If you are looking for some peace and quiet in a beautiful area then I highly recommend Rowan Bank. We would love to come back and stay again in the future!

    Reviewed by LauraOct 2023

  • "Me and my wife just wanted a quite trip away with after what has been a busy summer period, Rowan Bank was just the perfect answer, the accommodation was first class, it was very clean with everything you would need, not just for a short break but long term."

    Claire met us upon arrival and gave a lovely warm welcome and explained everything that we need to know and even some brilliant walking routes as well some lovely places to eat. We would highly recommend Rowan Bank and look forward to our next visit.

    Reviewed by PhilipOct 2023

  • "We would definitely stay here again."

    Claire greeted us when we arrived and showed us around the accommodation. She was very helpful and welcoming, explained things, and gave us recommendations of things to do in the area. There was also a very useful information folder with more suggestions of local areas of interest, places to eat, walks to go on etc which came in very handy. The property itself was in a lovely rural location. It was spotless, very well equipped with everything you could possibly need, and warm and comfortable, with the added bonus of a wood fired hot tub which was great after a day out walking and exploring! We would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by MalcolmOct 2023

  • "Property was really beautiful had a lovely time only points that need considering are no gowns for hot tub only 3 towels if you have a shower before going in the tub they end up wet so gowns would be very useful i know there is a tumble drier but would be easier with gowns."

    Cushions on the settee need attention or new settee not the most comfortable. These are only minor criticisms and didn't spoil our lovely holiday Many Thanks Paul Allen

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2023

  • "A lovely stay."

    Property is very quiet, in the middle of the country but within a short drive from places of interest. Claire made us feel very welcome and ensured that we had everything that we needed.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2023

  • "We enjoyed a wonderful stay here, and we just could not get over the breathtaking views from the main space."

    Claire and Steve provided everything we could ever need, including a lovely welcome package. Would absolutely stay here again, and fully intend to!

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2023

  • "Thanks for a very nice welcome from Claire, our stay in the barn was very relaxed and comfortable."

    This is a really good property and a perfect central location for visits and walks. We did Malham Cove and Goredale Scar, the three peaks and Ribblehead, Keighley and Worth Valley railway, Haworth (the Brontes!), Skipton, and a walk to and from Bardon Bridge to Bolton Abbey. Loved it. Thanks.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2023

  • "Absolute superb location and accommodation, could not fault a thing."

    So relaxing and peaceful and a great place to stay.

    Reviewed by FredJul 2023

  • "Once again a fantastic week in excellent accommodation."

    Lovely position, where you can have a soak in the hot tub viewing the surrounding scenery and wildlife. Will return again next year, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful place to stay."

    The accommodation is to a very high standard and the location is idyllic. The wood burner and the hot tub are great benefits, and the whole place is beautifully laid out and very comfortable. Clare and Steve are lovely and have plenty of advice and tips on the local area, if you need it. Don't be put off that it's semi-detached - we didn't hear a thing through the wall. It's clearly been properly constructed to maintain privacy and peace and quiet. The setting and views are beautiful - loads of wildlife right on your doorstep - absolutely fabulous! Very convenient for the Dales. Wonderful place - would highly recommend - and we hope to be back!

    Reviewed by JacquelineApr 2023

  • "A lovely location and a very maintained and welcoming property."

    It had all we needed for a relaxing stay. The only criticism I had is the bed in the main bedroom. It is two singles pushed together, not a “proper “ 2 person bed. Consequently its not only short in length but has a noticeable (uncomfortable) dip into the middle. It really was quite uncomfortable and a pity as the rest of the accommodation was excelllent.

    Reviewed by GregMar 2023

  • "Enjoyable stay we loved everything at Rowan Bank."

    The views are beautiful so peaceful. Claire is such a lovely lady so friendly. Lots of lovely treats. We hope to come back.

    Reviewed by PatriciaMar 2023

  • "A lovely well equipped barn with beautiful views."

    A great location for exploring the local area. Facilities in the barn are very good. Owners very helpful. Hope to return.

    Reviewed by GilesMar 2023

  • "Excellent location excellent property and everything you need super host perfect for couples"

    Reviewed by VincentFeb 2023

  • "We had an amazing time thank you."

    Hopefully come back in the future. Janette, Martin & Sam.

    Reviewed by MartinDec 2022

  • "Rowan Bank offered all of the comfort and familiarity of home, but with beautiful views and the peace and quiet that only a small town can offer."

    The hosts were absolutely amazing, very accomodating and communicative prior to arrival and just as friendly during our stay. We had access and use of all the amenities that we'd ever need, every basis was covered. As well as a wood fired hot tub that created a lovely intimate and relaxing atmosphere. This is the second time we have stayed at Jacobs Wood, and we are already planning the third.

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2022

  • "What a fantastic place!"

    My husband and I booked a few nights stay as a work retreat. The property was exactly as advertised and was even more cosy in real life! It was so well equipped and spotlessly clean. The location and views were stunning. We planned on eating out for a couple of nights but the place was so cosy we didn't want to leave so we headed to the local Aldi and stocked up on meals and hid away enjoying the log burner and hot tub in the evenings. Claire, the owner, was fantastic, so lovely, very helpful and welcoming. Thanks Claire, you have a little gem here and thanks too for the lovely treats ;-) One thing I would add that the photos don't show is that the windows in the lounge have remote control blinds on them and the large window in the dining area has a barn door that closes so at night it's very private. We totally recommend Rowan Bank and we will definitely be returning!

    Reviewed by Adrian SalisburyNov 2022

  • "A lovely property with beautiful views."

    Very clean and comfortable and well situated for visiting this part of Yorkshire. Very nice welcome pack too

    Reviewed by AnneOct 2022

  • "Rowan Bank is so luxurious."

    Very high end for a holiday property at a very reasonable price. The hot tub was a real treat. If you want a relaxing holiday with spectacular countryside views and some great walks from your doorstep then this is definitely the place for you. The barn was super clean, so peaceful and very dark at night all making it a perfect holiday. We even got to see amazing wild life! We loved being here so much, thank you.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at Rowan Bank."

    Claire made sure we had everything we needed upon our arrival and had some great recommendations for places to visit. Having so many birds and animals to watch on the doorstep was wonderful. If you want a tranquil retreat on the edge of the Dales, you couldn't get much better than this.

    Reviewed by IsaacOct 2022

  • "We had a lovely time at the cottage."

    Thank you for the quick tour and the run through on how-to once we arrived and accommodating for a slightly later check-in. Place is very well kept, well equipped and we had plenty of logs for the hot tub as well as the log burner. An excellent experience.

    Reviewed by NataliaSep 2022

  • "This was by far the best accommodation in the UK we have ever stayed in."

    Set in a lovely location and so peaceful. The cabin it’s self was to a very standard, everything was high quality even down to the kitchen essentials. Plenty wood for hot tub to last the week and easy to use. Non of us wanted to go home and we would definitely visit again. Thank you Claire.

    Reviewed by KerryAug 2022

  • "Just returned from a week at Rowan Bank."

    The property is just perfect, situated in surrounding beautiful countryside. No noise - just the wildlife. We had deer, pheasants and barn owls to see from the doorstep. All appliances and facilities were top notch and you wanted for nothing. Nice welcome gifts on arrival. The hot-tub is easy to get going after a lesson and provides a welcoming relax after a day out. There were plenty of logs for the week. Silsden town is very quaint and only a 5 minute drive down a very steep hill. Claire is a perfect host and on hand if you needed advice. You must try Stefanos in the town for lovely Italian food. Perfect base for exploring. Would definitely come back - missing it already. Thank you Claire and Steve.

    Reviewed by SharonJul 2022

  • "This property is first class, the hot tub was such a bonus."

    There are plenty of places to visit on the doorstep and Claire was great texting us when the wildlife was out for us to see, we would definitely recommend this property

    Reviewed by CaroleJun 2022

  • "Everything was perfect Claire was lovely, lovely walks on your doorstep."

    There’s plenty of places to visit. Very peaceful listening to the wildlife on a night. Would definitely look at staying again.

    Reviewed by ChrisJun 2022

  • "Had a fantastic 3 night stay at Rowan Bank over the Easter weekend."

    Property and facilities were excellent...very comfortable and relaxing. Thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub, wood burner and watching the pheasants from the tub. First time we'd used a wood fired hot tub and was surprised how easy it was. Would recommend

    Reviewed by JonApr 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay and owners were very welcoming."

    The property was absolutely beautiful and we will 100% be stopping again.

    Reviewed by LucyMar 2022

  • "The location was just amazing!"

    The place was beautiful and so clean, and the vewis were breathtaking. The hosts were always so lovely throughout. I would definitely recommend and would definitely love to return!

    Reviewed by LauraMar 2022

  • "Just returned from a wonderful visit to Rowan Bank."

    Accommodation was excellent and just as described online, and was also spotlessly clean. Location was perfect with views over the Dales from both the lodge and the hot tub and was also ideally placed for visiting local attractions. Worth a visit to Ilkley and Harrogate. Many thanks Martin and Sandy.

    Reviewed by MartinMar 2022

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

    From we warm welcome when we arrived and beautiful surroundings to the lovely and clean accommodation with all we needed and the amazing and easy to use hot tub. We thoroughly recommend this as a place to stay, whether you want to explore the area or just relax at Rowan Bank

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2022

  • "Such an amazing few days away, cottage had everything we needed couldn’t of asked for more."

    Reviewed by RobynFeb 2022

  • "A fabulous stay, at a truly wonderful place."

    The accommodation is 5 star, with beautiful views, an abundance of wildlife and glorious walks right from the doorstep. We have 13 year old twin boys and it was a great location as a base to explore the Yorkshire Dales and surrounding towns and villages. Would thoroughly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by LauraFeb 2022

  • "Rowan Bank is gorgeous, even nicer in the flesh than in the photographs."

    Clean, comfortable beds, beautiful views, hot tub is amazing, so peaceful. We couldn't hear anything of the neighbours in the place attached - they were there, we saw them, but we were surprised we couldn't hear anything! It has everything you need with detailed instructions. Claire was so helpful and lovely, couldn't fault the place or the stay at all. Thank you.

    Reviewed by CarolineFeb 2022

  • "Amazing property and lovely owners too would definitely recommend other people to come and stay."

    Reviewed by AdnaanJan 2022

  • "Just returned from an absolutely wonderful stay at Rowan Bank."

    Claire Is a fabulous host and very easily contactable throughout the whole process of booking to staying. The property is equipped to a very high standard and spotlessly clean. The hot tub is spectacular with views to go with it. We can’t wait to return.

    Reviewed by BethanJan 2022

  • "When we arrived we were greeted by Claire who told everything we needed to know."

    The accommodation was lovely clean and warm.The hot tub was an added extra and was also lovely. The view from the window over Silsden and beyond was great and we look forward to rebooking next year

    Reviewed by ArthurNov 2021

  • "My girlfriend and I had a brilliant time."

    Lovely walks are organised for you with detailed maps. The views from the barn are incredible. The barn is a 2 minute drive from town and taxis are available for the night time. The location gives you tonnes of privacy. The hot tub is brilliant and clean. Everything about our stay was amazing!! Fully recommend to anyone wanting to get away. We will definitely be coming back.

    Reviewed by CallumOct 2021

  • "Couldn't fault the accommodation and Claire the owner was lovely"

    Reviewed by DerekOct 2021

  • "What a well equipped property and in such a fantastic location."

    Couldn’t have asked for more. Thanks so much Claire and Steve.

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2021

  • "Spot on - Excellent - Couldn’t fault it."

    Great cottage, extremely well equipped, everything had been thought of. Comfortable beds and furniture, high quality kitchen appliances. Really enjoyed the hot tub, logs replenished during the week. Total peace and privacy, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Rowan Bank, it was quiet & peaceful & the Yorkshire Dales are beautiful."

    The barn had all we wanted & more & the hosts were friendly & helpful, would deffo recommend!

    Reviewed by DionneSep 2021

  • "The property has been done up to a lovely standard in both decoration and fittings etc."

    The bedrooms, lounge, bathroom and kitchen are all fantastic. The hot tub was a big hit with all of us and was so relaxing, especially for me after the 3 peaks walk!! The bbq was also great having been provided at the start of the holiday. We appreciated the welcome treats, very much appreciated and considerate. What a lovely location, we wanted somewhere that was off the beaten track but close to civilisation - it was spot on.

    Reviewed by ChrisAug 2021

  • "Fell in love with the Yorkshire Dales and Rowan Bank was the icing on the cake!"

    Reviewed by JulietJul 2021

  • "Absolutely the most amazing place!"

    Modern, spacious, well-equipped luxury cottage wonderfully located in the hills with a stunning sunset from the hot tub and very friendly hosts. The Yorkshire Dales is the biggest gem in this country. Tons of wonderful places to visit in the area and local walks for the wild explorers.

    Reviewed by EvaJul 2021

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Rowan Bank."

    The welcome pack was excellent. Lots of places to visit and plenty of walks around the area. Claire was there to meet us and answered any queries we had. Would definitely recommend this Cottage.

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2021

  • "Amazing place and lovely location."

    Owners were really friendly and went over and above to make it an enjoyable stay. Even better in person than in the pictures.

    Reviewed by AnnaMay 2021

  • "Without any question or doubt, this is the best holiday cottage I have ever stayed in (and there have been quite a few)."

    Smart, tidy, clean, simple, hi-tech. Everything we could have possibly needed was already in this beautiful cottage. In such a wonderful location too. Will highly recommend this host/owner. Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by RachaelApr 2021

  • "Need faster WiFi"

    Reviewed by ChowApr 2021

  • "The cottage is even more beautiful than the pictures!"

    So spacious and well kitted out. Would love to find an excuse to visit again. Wonderful touch from the owners with balloons and banners for my 40th birthday

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2021

  • "Stayed for a week as a family at Rowan’s Bank which was spotlessly clean and everything was of extremely high quality."

    All that you need is provided for with lovely touches and extremely comfortable beds and furnishings. Excellent Wifi too (which my teenagers very much appreciated!) A really warm and relaxing place to come home to after a day exploring. Claire was a lovely, friendly host who gave us lots of recommendations and kindly kept us stocked up on logs for the hot tub which is wonderful for relaxing in after a day out. The Yorkshire Dales are beautiful and we will definitely be returning to see even more

    Reviewed by BeckyOct 2020

  • "Warm welcome by owner, cottage was immaculate , comfortable and tastefully furnished."

    The views were spectacular . Would recommend to anyone

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2020

  • "We couldn’t have asked for anything more from our “stay-cation”."

    The setting in the south of the Yorkshire Dales was idyllic. The scenery was beautiful and the location of the cottage was perfect - set out in the peace and quiet of the countryside, but only a 5-10 minute drive to the local village of Silsden with all the necessary amenities.The cottage was amazing - spacious and spotlessly clean. Claire and Steve were perfect hosts, and did everything to put our minds at rest re Covid. As for the hot tub - wow - used every day! A perfect break! Couldn’t recommend this place highly enough. Try Stefano’s for great local Italian food and do not miss Malhamdale - stunning. Thank you, Claire and Steve. We desperately needed a break and we are so pleased that we chose Rowan Bank. Being greeted with bubbly and a steaming hot tub on arrival were lovely touches :-)

    Reviewed by GaryAug 2020

  • "We enjoyed a lovely, relaxing holiday at Rowan Bank."

    The barn was exceptionally clean, comfortable and well equipped. The wood fired hot tub was easy to use (once you get used to it) and so nice to ease our achey muscles at the end of the day after walking and running in the local area, whilst taking in the beautiful views. The thoughtful bottle of fizz and other goodies from the helpful owners were also much appreciated. There are stunning walks from the barn up into the hills and along the canal path to Silsden/Riddlesdon. Our teenage daughters loved the high rope course at Raven Tree Top Adventure in Skipton and Harewood House (near Leeds) is worth a visit. Ilkley is great for shopping and can recommend The Olive Branch for authentic Turkish cuisine. Stephano’s in Silsden does fantastic takeaway pizzas. Due to Covid we replaced Alpine mountains with Yorkshire hills but still had a brilliant time - thank you.

    Reviewed by RodAug 2020

  • "As a family, we spent a great week at Jacob's Wood in July 2020."

    The host had gone to a lot of trouble to make the barn safe and very comfortable. There was a very generous provision of consumables (logs, dishwasher tables etc), The location is amazing- so many beautiful (hilly) walks from the barn door- its a very beautiful part of the world! The hosts were close by for any queries but never intrusive and always approachable. Of course, the hot tub was such a treat and very easy to manage. Instructions and information regarding our stay were clear and helpful. A beautiful barn in an amazing location with perfect hosts! Thank you.

    Reviewed by SusanJul 2020

  • "We booked this cottage as part of our minimoon and we had a brilliant time."

    When we arrived we were greeted by the owner to be shown around and there was fresh bread with bubbly and milk chilling in the fridge. The place is so clean with so many fantastic facilities. We were able to fully relax in this private location and even managed to have a walk out to a wonderfall waterfall. We had such an amazing time and we are even planning to book again for next year.

    Reviewed by RobertFeb 2020

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Rowan Bank, the accommodation was very clean and well maintained."

    Great hospitality from the owners and the views across the hillside are beautiful! We loved watching the birdlife and walking on the many footpaths in the local area. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by HaydnFeb 2020

  • "What can we say."

    ..except everything was PERFECT! The converted cowshed is not only stunning but sparkling clean! It has everything you need - I have never been to a holiday cottage that is so well equipped! The hot tub is such a treat along with the beautiful log burner inside! Claire couldn't have done more for us! What a special place they have here - you're in for a treat when you arrive as well - not only do they provide all the lovely essentials, butter milk biscuits etc....but beautifully warm fresh bread! We could go on for ages.....but If you're looking for a stunning holiday let in a great location close to the Dales and local amenities - look no further this is the place to book :)

    Reviewed by RichardJan 2020

  • "This was our 2nd visit and it was even more special than the first."

    Claire (the owner) had added lots of Christmas touches - a fabulous tree and a stocking from Santa - as well as the usual welcome treats. Little things that make a big difference. The only really small negative was the sofa which was soft and comfy but really low so sometimes quite difficult to get up from if you've got dodgy knees like I do!

    Reviewed by LiliasDec 2019

  • "The property was absolutely brilliant, unbelievably clean and comfy and the hosts were more than helpful."

    Would 100% return to this property. Claire the host had the hot tub warmed up ready for our arrival, left prosecco and crisps out for us and even baked us home made bread. Couldn't recommend enough,

    Reviewed by ChristopherDec 2019

  • "Just home from a fantastic long weekend at Rowan Bank."

    ...it's superb!! Claire was extremely accommodating even when extra family arrived as a surprise!! The house is spotlessly clean, very comfortable beds, lovely and spacious, clean bathroom with a good powerful shower and a very lovely sociable open plan extremely well equipped kitchen and lounge area. The hot tub is fabulous and a great addition on a cool November evening!! Also included was a very generous welcome hamper with a delicious bottle of fizz, crisps, butter, milk, homemade bread and biscuits. Pleasingly, Claire also includes all the domestic necessities eg. dishwasher tablets, cloths, washing up liquid, foil, clingfilm, tea, coffee, sugar, loo roll (if we'd known we'd have more room in the car!!!)......no complaints from us!!! Thank you for a great weekend!! No hesitations in recommending Jacobs Wood!

    Reviewed by JessicaNov 2019

  • "Rowan Bank is an unbelievable stay."

    The converted barn was decorated with beautiful taste, modern yet homely. It was spotless on arrival. Claire welcomed our group and for our entire stay was attentive and on hand, without being intrusive of our holiday. The hot tub had been warmed for our arrival, complimentary toiletries, a freshly baked loaf of bread and a bottle of prosecco were waiting for us, it’s the small touches that make your time so much better. We could not recommend Rowan Bank anymore (and have already discussed a return visit ourselves). Thank you so much for an amazing couple of days.

    Reviewed by HannahNov 2019

  • "Rowan Bank was an absolute gem in a fantastic location."

    The area is just stunning with an array of things to see and do, especially is you like walking. The Barn was both comfortable, modern, spotlessly clean and had everything you would ever need even down to complimentary toiletries and many extra little touches. The owners, Claire and Steve were both helpful and welcoming and on hand should you need anything at all, without being intrusive. The hot tub was an absolute delight after a long day exploring The Dales. I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Rowan Bank/Jacobs Wood to other potential guests. All in all, a superb break all round.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2019

  • "Another absolutely incredible break at Rowan Bank."

    Claire and Steve cannot do enough for you and the barn itself has absolutely everything you could need. The walks round the waterfall are fantastic and access is very easy from the barn. Thankyou again for another fantastic time, See you again next year!

    Reviewed by HarryOct 2019

  • "Lovely quite place to stay,in gorgeous setting ,The owner is very friendly and helpful, The accommodation is first class,with lots of lovely touches,even down to the cotton bedding , We would love to return again."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by RosemarySep 2019

  • "It was lovely, Claire and Steve looked after us and were always willing to help out."

    Great time!

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2019

  • "They seemed to have thought of everything."

    These little touches made our holiday. We were welcomed with Home made bread. Butter was in the fridge. It was rude not to try some. Delicious. Loved the hot tub. Sitting there enjoying the amazing views & later we had the stars. Beds were super comfy & we slept well. We loved the log fire. Very romantic. Friends joined us for a couple of days. The spare room was made up for them. We will all be back in the spring. We went to de stress & unwind. Here we did. Thank you claire & Steve.

    Reviewed by AprilAug 2019

  • "Had a fantastic week - the cottage was beyond expectations and the wood burning hot tub a little daunting to begin with but super easy to master."

    The little extras were above and beyond and very welcome after our drive there! Looking to rebook very shortly it was so lovely and peaceful - many thanks.

    Reviewed by LiliasAug 2019

  • "Wow - what a lovely hidden gem!"

    ! From the moment we arrived to the moment we left we had an amazing relaxing stay!! The hosts were brill, nothing was too much trouble, and the little treats were a great start to our stay! The view all around is excellent, as are the little walks around the farm! The barn is beautiful, kitted out with everything you expect and more - and all at a very high standard!! The hot tub was fab for helping unwind!! I really can't recommend this place enough, we will definatley be back!! Thank you Claire and Steve

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2019

  • "Very nice barn conversion."

    Very good facilities. Loved the extra touches when we arrived such as home made bread, biscuits, Prosecco. Very friendly owner met us on arrival and explained how to use hot tub.

    Reviewed by StuartAug 2019

  • "Beautifully presented property with attention to detail."

    Great hosts and lots of recommendations provided for the local area. Fabulous views and lots of wildlife on the doorstep. Loved the wood fired hot tub especially in late evenings.

    Reviewed by DeniseJul 2019

  • "Brilliant location, very peaceful and the owners are very helpful."

    However I think the directions to the property need to be amplified a little.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2019

  • "Met by Claire on arrival, who showed us around the immaculate Rowan Cottage, as promised by Steve , the day before , the hot tub had been fired up and ready for use a joy."

    Scenic views from the cottage windows and hot tub area always something new to see and wonder, vast array of wildlife , hares, owls etc only our hosts love of the place and it's flora and fauna was greater. The homebaked bread still warm on arrival a great touch, information folder full of walks in area and other things to see and do very helpful, but , not as helpful as our hosts personal touch.

    Reviewed by TomJun 2019

  • "Rowan Bank is an amazing get away for anyone looking for luxury accommodation in a peaceful, natural setting."

    Gorgeous walks direct from the front door, wildlife all around and numerous days out well within an hour - a week is just not enough! Claire and Steve have created something quite special in a beautiful natural area.

    Reviewed by CarolineJun 2019

  • "Property was amazing, can not recommend it highly enough."

    We will be returning back, claire was a top host went above and beyond too make sure our stay was prefect which it was. Lovely property and Lovely host. Jas

    Reviewed by JasvirMay 2019

  • "We rented the cottage last year and had a fantastic time ,this year was even better if you like wild life this is a must,there were pheasants walking along the path ,they even came into the porch to have a nosy ."

    The owners erected a couple of owl boxes and to our delight we managed to get photographs of the Barn owls and an other owl/ The owners are terrific nothing is too much trouble .The cottage was immaculate and the weather we had was great and only a little drop of rain.The rain didnt bother us at all there was still plenty of things to keep us busy, like sitting in the hot tub with a glass of wine and watching the owls flying over the woods. We would highly recommend both the owners propertys as there is lots to see and do,This holiday was excellent and very relaxing. We will be back for sure,everything we wanted in a holiday with great hosts

    Reviewed by StuartMay 2019

  • "Claire and Steve were exceptional hosts and made us feel really so welcome and at home."

    The beautiful accommodation was spotless and the views amazing. There were also lovely little touches that made all the difference, from essential food goodies (including warm bread) upon arrival, to binoculars to watch the spectacular wildlife. The location is excellent for exploring the local area and there are lovely walks right on your doorstep as well, including a path adjacent to the cottage which leads you to three waterfalls. Our highlight was enjoying the evening sunset, whilst sat in the hot tub watching the resident barn owl. A trip we would definitely like to repeat and would highly recommend! Thank you both so much for making this break so special..

    Reviewed by JoanneMay 2019

  • "It's a little gem."

    Very caring hosts

    Reviewed by GeoffreyApr 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage set on the hillside with lovely panoramic views."

    The location is very peaceful, with a waterfall walk from the door. but also is within easy distance of the Dales. Our highlight was sitting in the hot tub watching the sun set over the Pennines after a day spent walking. A lovely relaxing break.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2019

  • "Thanks to Claire and Steve for being great hosts and making our holiday really ..."

    Thanks to Claire and Steve for being great hosts and making our holiday really special, the holiday accommodation was fantastic, beautifully presented spotlessly clean and in a great position over looking a valley with good views and plenty of walks The hot tub was good fun in the dark with the fairy lights and the owl who visited every night, good location for traveling around Yorkshire We would love to return

    Reviewed by WayneMar 2019

  • "Claire and Steve were brilliant hosts , helpful and outgoing making us feel at ..."

    Claire and Steve were brilliant hosts , helpful and outgoing making us feel at home and nothing was too much trouble , a beautiful property , amazing views and ultimate comfort

    Reviewed by SusanMar 2019

  • "Rowan cottage Jacob's wood is fantastic, what a lovely cottage, I can't recommend the cottage highly enough!"

    ! Claire and Steve have thought of everything you need to enjoy a comfortable stay, and added little touches which make it really welcoming. The views are AMAZING, it's so peaceful and quiet where all you can hear is stillness and the odd owl!! The lovely bird feeder out the window attracts so many beautiful small birds which was so lovely to watch. I would certainly recommend this cottage and looking forward to returning. Booking through Sykes cottages was really easy and straightforward. Thank you!

    Reviewed by SherylFeb 2019

  • "Gorgeous modern apartment with everything you needed and more!"

    Superb hosts, will definitely be back again :)

    Reviewed by EmmaFeb 2019

  • "A converted cow shed is not high on everyone's list but it should be!"

    Rowan Bank is even better than the photographs. Everything is high spec, spotlessly clean and attention to detail all thought through. The views are astounding, with walks from the door, total privacy and peace and quiet to enjoy those views and the very special hot tub. We were extra lucky as it had snowed, so everywhere looked like a winter wonderland yet all roads were clear. Claire and Steven, the owners, we're really welcoming, providing a welcome pack of goodies and heating the wood fired hot tub so it was ready when we arrived, and when we got back from a day out. We mentioned in passing a non-slip mat would be good in the gorgeous shower, a few hours later they delivered a new mat to us. Everything you need in the kitchen is there, the beds are very comfy and the wooden shutters completely shut out the light. And there's Netflix too! We had the most perfect weekend and it was very hard to leave.

    Reviewed by AngelaFeb 2019

  • "My boyfriend and I stayed here for 5 nights in January."

    This holiday was perfect from start to finish! The hosts were great, very attentive and on hand ready to answer any questions about local amenities. Also very good at keeping the wood stocked up for the amazing hot tub and log burner! The accommodation itself was spotless, very modern and had everything you could need! I would highly recommend to anyone and will definitely be going back!! Kindest Regards, Courtney and Ethan The accommodation itself

    Reviewed by CourtneyJan 2019

  • "Rowan Bank is an amazing property, where all the facilities are to of a high standard and cleanliness."

    The hosts were very welcoming and accommodating, and very good at those little touches that make the holiday more special. The surrounding area is fantastic for walking, experiencing the nature (birds, sheep, hares, wood peckers, pheasants etc) and just realxing in a peaceful environment. Thanks again for a very relaxing and memorable holiday.

    Reviewed by KatherineDec 2018

  • "Rowan Bank and its owners, Claire and Steve, absolutely exceeded our expectations."

    The photographs are very accurate but Rowan Bank feels even more beautiful and stylish when you're there. Claire greeted us and as we were arriving a little late due to work, Claire had already started the fire for the hot tub so that it was ready for us to use when we got there. We were then greeted by prosecco, Yorkshire crisps, and homemade bread! The style of the cottage is absolute beautiful and has been finished to such a high standard. The beds are extremely comfortable and the place has everything you could need - hairdryer, towels, iron, wood, butter, milk, hangers, all of the plates and utensils you could need, and more! After utilising the fire and hot tub, which Claire advised us on, Claire then delivered more wood to us the next morning. One night we struggled to get the hot tub warm and after sending Claire a text, her and Steve popped over and got it going for us! They were so helpful and we were so impressed with the service, cottage, and location as a whole package. The views are incredible, even on a rainy day. There is also Netflix on the television which is a great addition whilst sitting around the fire. We wouldn't hesitate to come back and I'm not at all surprised to see that all of the reviews have been so good.

    Reviewed by SafiyaNov 2018

  • "Host was lovely, helped us when we needed."

    Lovely place with beautiful views. Everything had been thought of in the property. Will definitely book again!

    Reviewed by NafeesaNov 2018

  • "Rowan barn Our Favourite Holiday Ever, Spectacular scenery and wildlife, a good pair of Binoculars are a MUST if you want to be able to view and observe all of natures wonders surrounding you."

    Absolutely wonderful holiday, the cottage was spotless and well equipped. The owners are, friendly and welcoming, nothing is too much trouble. The scenery is breath taking. The night time views are spectacular as the surrounding towns lights shine through the trees like Christmas lights twinkling in the dark. It’s very rural feeling without being remote, you wouldn’t believe that just a short drive away, you come to the nearest supermarket and a little further is the Town of Silsden, with a post office a grocery store and a lovely little bridge over Silsden Beck, where you can stop and feed the ducks. The owners have compiled their own folder of nature walks and trails some leading to the 3 magnificent waterfalls, which are picture framed in the cottages. The surrounding area is buzzing with life. Tweeting birds and a whole host of wild birds from partridges and pheasants just to name a few. Not forgetting the wild animals. There are some sheep who like to come for a visit and If you are lucky you can catch a glimpse of the stag. There are plenty of other animals and rodents hiding in the long grass for you to find. We have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our holiday and can’t wait to return next year. We just had to book the cottage again. We can’t praise and thank the owners enough, they have been fantastic, they even got this cottage ready for us so we could extend our stay. Looking forward to coming back. We Highly recommend Rowan Barn and the adjoining Ash Barn Cottage. We give them both, 10 out of 10 and we give the owners 10 out of 10 for their warm welcome and their attention to detail and their willingness to make sure you enjoy your stay Mr and Mrs Macdonald,

    Reviewed by StuartSep 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 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 available upon 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 semi-detached barn conversion centrally located for Silsden, Skipton, Haworth and beautiful Bolton Abbey is tucked away amidst tranquil countryside on the edge of the woods.

Rowan Bank has a fabulous Swedish wood fired hot tub and private elevated patio area with furniture perfect for relaxing.

The property is brought to life by a wonderful open-plan living area, with views of the Yorkshire countryside and woodland through the picture windows.

The lounge with a comfortable sofa and woodburning stove, offsets the L-shaped kitchen perfectly, complimented by its ash panelling.

Two bedrooms are effortlessly presented in calm white decor and the accommodation is finished by an immaculate hotel quality shower room.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 960702, 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