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The Barn

(Ref. 1001469)

Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • comfortable (12)

41 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent accommodation - comfortable clean and well appointed"

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Beautiful property. Very comfortable and clean. Fantastic views from the windows. Nancy was very welcoming. I would highly recommend a visit

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Apr 2024

  • "Fantastic place SPECTACULAR VIEWS."


    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2024

  • "Nancy was well accommodated."

    Elegant and clean property. Well maintained. We really had a wonderful time staying at the Barn. Looking forward to be back in Summer.

    Reviewed by Cris George5.0Dec 2023

  • "This was an amazing place to stay."

    The accomadation was lovey and clean with everything you need. The hosts were so lovely and we did not want to leave.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2023

  • "The Barn was in a lovely setting."

    It was as described online and was fully equipped, clean and well maintained. The owners were extremely pleasant and welcoming. Comments made in the visitors' book by previous occupiers were excellent. We had an great stay

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2023

  • "What a beautiful and relaxing holiday cottage, everything you need is right here, lots of things to see and visit, wish we had stayed for two weeks as still so many places and walks to do."

    This is probably the best holiday cottage we have stayed with cleanliness, the kitchen being so well stocked with everything you need and lots of space to spread out and enjoy your own peace! By the end of the week we was a dab hand at the table tennis

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2023

  • "The Barn was everything one could wish for a holiday, all round the cleanliness bathrooms shower furniture kitchen, all spotless."

    And views to die for and sheep looking in your window very well positioned in the dales for visiting other places and the owners were kind and helpful I have stayed in many cottages but none could live up to the barn sad to leave and a great big thank you to the owners.

    Reviewed by PATRICK5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very friendly owners with a lovely holiday cottage."

    Everything you could wish for provided. Perhaps a sign at the entrance to the gateway to the Barn would be helpful for first timers.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jun 2023

  • "We would highly recommend this cottage the barn was perfect couldn't fault it."

    The owners Nancy, Joe and George were so friendly and welcoming. Views from every window were so picturesque. Everything you would need was in the cottage. We had a great week there. We certainly would like to return. It was an amazing experience being on a working farm the sheep and cattle kept us entertained it was so relaxing watching life there.

    Reviewed by Iain5.0Jun 2023

  • "Warm welcome from Nancy, Joe and George."

    Cottage set in a lovely rural setting but with easy access to Skipton and the Dales beyond. Comfortable Beds and sofas, Kitchen well equipped and the plenty of hot water and heating when necessary. Spotlessly clean. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend and we are already planning a return visit..

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at The Barn."

    The owners were very friendly and welcoming. We booked The Barn for the views which were amazing and didn't disappoint. Would happily recommend and return.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0May 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay."

    Nice cottage in a nice location.

    Reviewed by Hywel5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely restful week, Watching the lambs skip around the fields was delightful."

    Jo and Nancy are the perfect hosts, showed us round the farm to meet the animals, they took time to chat. The barn is situated just outside Skipton perfect for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Jillian5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely time."

    The Barn was exceptional with plenty of room, extremely clean, and very well equipped. Nancy and her husband were very friendly and helpful. Can’t fault it at all, hopefully we will be able to return soon. Well worth a visit!!

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Feb 2023

  • "Wonderful accommodation renovated to a very high standard in a rural setting but only a short drive to Skipton."

    Very comfortable beds and sofas, games room was an additional benefit. Everything you could want is provided, with loads of plates, cooking dishes, cutlery and glassware. Can’t wait to be back in the summer.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jan 2023

  • "A beautifully presented property, clean, tidy & well equipped."

    With a lovely warm welcome, & situated in picturesque surroundings. Certainly on our list for a return visit!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2022

  • "Will definitely be going back to The Barn."

    Beautiful cottage & surroundings. Can't fault anything at all. Very comfortable & spotlessly clean.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Nov 2022

  • "Fabulous accomodation would highly recommend staying in The Barn."

    A lovely welcome from the owners and just a perfect setting for a great break. Couldn't want better 'a perfect home from home' . Many thanks.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Oct 2022

  • "A truly memorable week spent at The Barn."

    The accommodation has everything for a holiday in the Dales. It is extremely well equipped, has stunning views over the surrounding countryside, and a very warm welcome afforded by owners Nancy and Joe, and son George. No surprise that people keep returning.

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Aug 2022

  • "The owners made us very welcome and were very helpful."

    The barn was very comfortable and relaxing to return to each day.

    Reviewed by Les5.0Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful place to stay for a holiday."

    Lovely friendly owners.

    Reviewed by Harry5.0May 2022

  • "We all really enjoyed our stay."

    The property was very clean and tidy and there was everything you could need. It was very kind of you to show us round when we first came also. Thank you so much for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Apr 2022

  • "The Barn is on a working farm so owners are on site, they were very welcoming and friendly."

    The scenery is fabulous and we were there at lambing time so a lot of photos of cute lambs Although unable to walk from the property due to elderly family member, there is so much to do and see in the area which are a short drive away. The Barn was warm, comfortable and a really great base. Enjoyable long weekend and hope to return.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Apr 2022

  • "Great location and lovely cottage."

    Owners very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2022

  • "One of the most scenic cottages we have stayed in."

    Very friendly and welcoming hosts. Tour around the farm was a bonus

    Reviewed by Raghuram4.7Jan 2022

  • "Beautiful barn conversion with stunning views."

    Easy access to Skipton and Ilkley. Lovely friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by Felicity5.0Sep 2021

  • "The owners were very friendly and as the barn is on a working farm they went out of their way to let us know if their work could affect us."

    They warned us that harvesting could go on late and there may be noise. This in reality added to our enjoyment and holiday.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jul 2021

  • "I can’t recommend the Barn enough, lovely accommodating people, spotlessly ..."

    I can’t recommend the Barn enough, lovely accommodating people, spotlessly clean and incredibly comfortable, difficult to beat

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2021

  • "FANTASTIC property."

    We loved every minute of our holiday there. Views were amazing, property extremely clean, owners friendly and helpful. We loved it there! We loved living on a farm for a week and spent hours watching the baby lambs. Amazing memories made. Thankyou to the owners (we loved the tour of the farm, thankyou)

    Reviewed by Donna5.0May 2021

  • "Very warm welcome and the cottage was very clean and comfortable."

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0May 2021

  • "The Barn at Skipton was superb in every way; very spacious, clean, warm, extremely comfortable seating and beds, huge amount of crockery and cutlery and of course the views from every window were magnificent."

    We were fortunate to visit in May when the lambs provided endless fascination and entertainment. Nancy, the owner, was always available if needed and has many good reasons to be proud of the holiday home she provides and cares for. It's easy to see why so many guests return so often and we look forward to returning to The Barn one day. We enjoyed many of the local attractions, even while everything was still in partial lockdown. Harewood House and Bolton Abbey were our favourites during our first week at The Barn and there are many miles of excellent walks for all levels of interest and fitness. Our return to The Barn will allow us to take full advantage of the many attractions which had not fully opened during our week and of course to enjoy the wonderful property and kindness of the owner. Thank you Nancy.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0May 2021

  • "The Barn was much bigger than we were expecting."

    A beautiful location on a friendly farm. It was so quiet and relaxing and we feel very rested. Watching the lambs from the windows each day was lovely. Weather very changeable but we still managed to get out and about on some lovely walks. We will definitely return in the future.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0May 2021

  • "Fantastic location with very welcoming owners"

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Apr 2021

  • "From the warm welcome to the sad goodbye our stay at the barn was all we could have hoped for."

    There was so much room to live in that we unwound within minutes. The view of the sheep and cattle on the land was all you could expect from a working farm. The barn had everything you needed to make your stay a joy,well furnished and good WiFi even sky tv and DVD player if that's your thing so give the Barn a try as I know you will be as pleased with it as ourselves.

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Barn provided an excellent base to explore the southern Yorkshire Dales."

    It was spotlessly clean, spacious and provided very good facilities for our family of 4 adults, but would easily fit in another 2 children. The Owners were very helpful and friendly. They were always happy to stop and explain the workings of the farm, for which the Barn provides panoramic views.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2020

  • "Had a lovely week at the Barn, couldn't have been more comfortable."

    It is clean, warm, and very well equipped. It was like a home from home. Would love to go back and wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2020

  • "A wonderful setting and so handy for visiting the many Yorkshire attractions in the area."

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fantastic location within easy reach of tourist attractions."

    Scenery breathtakingly with a working farm on the doorstep. Farm animals and additional wildlife provided entertainment daily. Safe play space for children and lovely outdoor sitting area providing peace at the start and end of busy days.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely, friendly owners."

    Really enjoyed being on and watching a working farm (farmers are underrated, hard working heroes). Great views and a beautiful part of the country.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Jul 2020

  • "The location was perfect for us, as it was very easy to find on the A65 (the turning is directly off it) and close to Skipton with other areas of beauty and towns of interest such as the Dales and York within easy reach too."

    The Barn itself was spotlessly clean and warm and comfortable with fabulous views from every direction, as it was elevated. We chose a week which saw Storm Ciara and Storm Dennis bring torrential wind and gales, but the Barn stayed warm and dry, so it was cosy. The kitchen was well equipped and spacious; the bathrooms were modern and immaculate and there was above average storage space throughout the Barn. There were board games and a table tennis table, which kept the children entertained. In fact, it was the table tennis that 'sold it' for the kids! The immediate surroundings of the farm were also very tidy and safe, so we had no worries about the children wandering off. Most importantly, we had a very warm welcome, with milk in the fridge and tea/coffee. We knew that if there had been any problem at all, then Nancy and Joe would have sorted it straight away. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Feb 2020

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 2 x two twins
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with WC and basin
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room
  • Sitting room.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, toaster, kettle, dish washer, washing machine, TV, DVD player, books, games, WiFi., Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • No pets., No smoking Shop 2.6 miles; pub 2.2 miles
  • Please note: this property accepts a maximum of 6 people (this includes infants)

The property

Skipton 4 miles.

A tasteful stone barn conversion located on a working farm, The Barn lies just on the southern cusp of Yorkshire Dales National Park.

With sweeping 270 degree views over rolling farmland, almost every view from your windows is a picture postcard to be savoured.

Set over two floors, this property sleeps six comfortably with oodles of living space.

Through the main ground floor entrance, you’re greeted by a large dining/living room with formal dining seating for six, plus a settee for lounging and a table tennis area for kids (and kids at heart).

A handy cloakroom with basin and WC adds convenience.

Off of this large, multi-purpose room is a well-proportioned kitchen with a range of appliances and a separate breakfast table.

Off of the kitchen is a generously sized sitting room with sofas and chairs, TV, DVD players, books and games.

What you’ll first notice though is the breath-taking views outside your windows.

Rolling farmland hills full of sheep and lambs – so close you could almost touch them!

Up a staircase off the sitting room is access to a beamed landing that takes you to three comfortable bedrooms; a master double bedroom with en-suite, two bedrooms with two twin beds apiece, plus a family bathroom with a bath, basin and WC.

Just outside the main entrance is a large courtyard laid to stone, suitable for parking two to three cars.

Two raised stone decks also give options on catching the sun, outside dining or enjoying the countryside and fresh air.

The Barn also overlooks Chelker Reservoir, only 0.3 miles to the east.

Nearby points of interest are the Embsay & Bolton Abbey Steam Railway and Bolton Abbey, just 3.1 and 4.7 miles away by car respectively.

Skipton and Ilkley are only a short car ride away.

If that wasn’t enough, the area abounds in some of the most challenging and scenic cycle routes in the country - the Tour de Yorkshire is a popular event in every cycling enthusiast’s calendar.

And if cycling doesn’t get your wheels turning, there is plenty of golf courses within 10 miles or less, walking trails, geocaching, fishing and more – an outdoor enthusiast’s dream.

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About the location


Grassington 9 miles; Harrogate 20 miles.

Known as “The Gateway to the Dales”, Skipton is well placed for visiting all that the Dales has to offer, whilst York, the Lake District and the West Coast are also within easy motoring distance. This lovely market town has much to interest the enthusiastic visitor, boasting an ancient castle open to the public, a beautiful old parish church and a colourful market occupying the cobbled setts each side of the high street. In 2014, The Sunday Times named Skipton as Britain's "best place to live" and two years later placed it among the nine best towns in Yorkshire and the North-East. Steam railways with regular excursions are available at Embsay and Bolton Abbey, and the Leeds to Liverpool Canal passes through Skipton with the 1 mile long Foulridge Tunnel and the 5-rise locks at Bingley within a short travel. Golf, swimming, squash, tennis and snooker are all available locally and the excellent public transport means the car can be left at home!

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