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Cunliffe Barn

Esholt near Shipley, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 990233)


(46 ratings)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Everything was lovely apart from the cleaning they were webs in every room, as if it wasn’t cleaned before my stay."

    Would recommend if you don’t mind webs and spiders but personally I missed out didn’t stay the both nights just during the day as I kept seeing huge spiders near my bedroom and webs and dust

    Reviewed by SaniyyahJun 2022

  • "Our stay at Cunliffe Barn was fantastic."

    It was exactly as advertised, in a very peaceful and quiet area. The Barn its self was very spacious, easily big enough for 4 people. We loved everything about it and would definitely visit again, if I had to complain the only issues I would highlight would be that there was quite a few cob-webs that could do to be removed and just small areas that have been repaired that could do to be 'touched up'. Apart from that it was a very relaxing and enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2022

  • "Had a great week at Cunliffe Barn."

    Facilities were as described and we were welcomed by an excellent hamper of goodies and also other extras not always provided at other cottages, e.g., dishwasher tablets, shower gels, soap etc. The kitchen was also very well equipped, and Netflix on TV was a bonus. The Wifi worked but could benefit from being faster. The hot tub was excellent after a hard day of hiking and is very private. Would definitely return again.

    Reviewed by AnneMay 2022

  • "Nice property, lovely settin,g hot tub great & welcome hamper a great touch."

    Not given 10/10 as for us the lack of a blind in the bedroom and thin curtains meant bedtime was tricky (we went in may so light at 5am and not dark until 9-10pm & travelled with a 10 month old and 2 year old so may not be an issue for others!) and lack of a dining table was disappointing - there is a counter with stools but not enough space for 4 adults to comfortably eat together which was a shame as the house was otherwise very spacious. Cots & highchair provided which was a plus. Thanks for a nice stay.

    Reviewed by CarolineMay 2022

  • "This was our second stay at Cunliffe Barn, we love the place and Helen the owner is fabulous."

    The only negative we have is the lack of comfy outdoor furniture and a BBQ. We had great weather and would have been great to eat outside

    Reviewed by JAYNEMay 2022

  • "It was a beautiful house with a great hot tub."

    Lovely welcome hamper. Everything was excellent.

    Reviewed by CaroleMar 2022

  • "Fabulous property - really clean and in a great location!"

    We thoroughly enjoyed the hot tub and our welcome hamper - a thoughtful touch. The only minor negative was that we couldn’t get the outdoor light to work (maybe the bulb had gone?) and we weren’t sure what to do with our recycling. But we had a great time and wanted to stay longer - hopefully we will be booking again!

    Reviewed by HelenMar 2022

  • "Beautiful house, lovely location."

    Modern facilities. Cosy. Great hamper on arrival with all the basics. We had a week of heavy rain and winds but still had an amazing time! We’d love to stay again. Tip: Take logs, kindling and matches for the log burner-enough was provided for two fires (but no matches at all) Tip: Take flip flops to walk to and from the wonderful hot tub. Big towels and dressing gowns are provided. No guest book, so here are some tips for during your stay: Science and Media Museum in Bradford worth a visit, there’s a great cafe called cake Ole very close by-we loved that cafe and they also have branches in two local towns. Golden Acre Park in Leeds for a walk Esholt Woods in the village just behind the Woolpack pub (couple of minutes walk from the house) Saltaire to visit Salts Mill was great (and free!) Harrogate for a wander Leeds for shopping Cow and Calf at Ilkey - wear good shoes, lots of rocks.

    Reviewed by JenniferFeb 2022

  • "Thank you so much for a lovely stay!"

    I really appreciated his well thought out your property was and the little extras such as the hamper, kitchen equipment and things that you may forget to bring! It had all been very well thought out! Your property is stunning, location stunning and we really appreciated how you had switched on the hot tub for us and had the property well lit for us when we arrived. We absolutely loved our stay and would stay again. Only thing is downstairs had been a little chilly and we couldn’t seem to get the downstairs heater to switch on or to get to a high enough temperature...still an amazing stay though!

    Reviewed by NadineJan 2022

  • "Only thing it needs is shelter outside"

    Reviewed by BradleyJan 2022

  • "Beautiful property, photos do not do it justice!"

    Overall, a well equipped and meticulously thought out property allowing for a comfortable stay. The hot tub was great and the log burner was just what was needed for a winter stay. Nice to have Christmas decorations during the stay. Eye for detail was impressive throughout property and it is clearly a well looked after property. Welcome hamper and basics including milk, ice, cleaning equipment, etc was a really nice touch. If there were was any room for improvement, then potentially new mattresses for the beds for optimal comfort. However, we cannot fault this stay. We really enjoyed our time at Cunliffe Barn and would highly recommend to all, 10/10

    Reviewed by DevanJan 2022

  • "Cunliffe Barn was delightful."

    Lots of space and extremely well appointed and furnished. It’s a wonderful quiet location, but within easy driving distance of food stores etc.

    Reviewed by KrysiaNov 2021

  • "Cunliffe Barn was absolutely beautiful."

    Exceeded our expectations! We loved the hot tub, the lovely sitting rooms, and super comfy beds! It was a home from home! And we truly felt we escaped lifes worrys in this lovely place. Thank you for a fantastic week.

    Reviewed by JessicaAug 2021

  • "The barn is a lovely relaxing space, with a mix of both modern decoration inside and a beautifully renovated stone exterior."

    Super location for exploring. Well done Helen and the team you should be proud of this little gem. We will be back, Cathy

    Reviewed by CatherineJun 2021

  • "The village itself was so tranquil and peaceful, the barn and location were amazing."

    We really appreciated the welcome hamper and the barn itself was bigger than what we first thought and we loved having the hot tub and sit out area at the front of the property where we could relax whilst the sun went down. We will be looking to come back again thank you for having us.

    Reviewed by PaulMay 2021

  • "Beautiful barn conversion with everything you could need provided."

    Welcome pack lovely touch

    Reviewed by SharonMay 2021

  • "The location was beautiful, and the hot tub amazing."

    The welcome hamper was a lovely touch. The food at the Woolpack Pub was really delicious and this is walkable from the barn about 5 mins. We will definitely look to return to Cunliffe Barn.

    Reviewed by SharonApr 2021

  • "A very well appointed cottage in a location that is great fit for exploring this part of the Dales."

    Helen is a very attentive and friendly host and we appreciated her attention to detail.

    Reviewed by BenApr 2021

  • "Cunliffe Barn was a luxury cottage perfect for our long weekend getaway."

    The hot tub was a welcome evening retreat to relax after exploring the miles of countryside during the day. Fantastic home comforts and modern decor; a real home from home! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by KellieOct 2020

  • "The cottage we stayed in was absolutely what we were looking for ."

    ... comfortable , well equipped and perfect for a lazy weekend for just the two of us. The only points we would flag up are about the hot tub . Which was one of the main reasons we book this cottage as we didn’t want to do anything all weekend. We would have appreciated the hot tub to have been ready to be used on our first afternoon at the cottage but it wasn’t ready until the Saturday morning. Also having spent most of Saturday in the hot tub we both found that three days later and numerous showers we are still really itchy and my partners skins has been really affected in some areas. We feel there must have been too much chlorine used? It smelt very strong but presumed it was normal at the time. This didn’t ruin our stay but we thought it worth letting you know just incase it happens to someone else.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2020

  • "The cottage was equipped with everything unity could want."

    The welcome hamper was fantastic, thank you, a lovely surprise. We had a lovely time and would definitely recommend if.

    Reviewed by SharonOct 2020

  • "Cunliffe Barn was a very comfortable place to spend a week there catching up with family."

    Was very clean beautifully decorated and the welcome pack was a very nice touch and very much appreciated. The position of Cunliffe barn was idyllic very quiet and picturesque.

    Reviewed by CatherineSep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with great facilities."

    The cottage was clean and welcoming. We will return

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "Cunliffe Barn was amazing!"

    It was even better than the photos - which were incredible to start with. Such a lovely home to stay in. Welcome hamper was an added bonus and so thoughtful. Hot tub amazing and facilities in the home were fab.

    Reviewed by KatyAug 2020

  • "Loved the complementary toiletries and hamper left by the host."

    This really was a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by SarahAug 2020

  • "Beautifully and thoughtfully converted barn conversion."

    Tastefully decorated and well equipped. Photos very accurate of the property. Great location from being in the village and overlooking the fields to being near to many towns, attractions and countryside and moors. Suggest mention in details there is second toilet with basin downstairs as useful to know. And although we realise this is more recent the Woolpack Pub in the village closed early March 2020 and it was only through some facebook posts I found that I realised this just before we visited. It was due to be taken over by new tenants but then COVID happened so it is currently not open and no plans to open I believe for the time being. We would love to go back and would definitely recommend Cunliffe Barn.

    Reviewed by BeverleyJul 2020

  • "A wonderful clean and well appointed cottage we will definitely re book and stay again thank you"

    Reviewed by LeeMar 2020

  • "We had a lovely, relaxing break in Cunliffe Barn."

    The cottage was styled with taste and had all of the facilities we could need. The surrounding area was also picturesque. We loved the hot tub! Would definitely recommend and would like to return!

    Reviewed by LaurenDec 2019

  • "We had such an amazing time during our time at cunliffe barn."

    The interior was beautiful, the hot tub was super relaxing and the village was lovely. There’s a pub that’s a 5 minute walk away which was ideal and the locals are really friendly. The owners went above and beyond, we couldn’t have asked for more!

    Reviewed by EmmaNov 2019

  • "As it was cold weather, no instructions on how to set central heating."

    Maybe a table to play the games and a telly in log fire room. Otherwise is was beautiful. Luxury, homely, great setting, wecolming owner. Brilliant. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by MichaelNov 2019

  • "This is a stunning yet very homely and comfortable barn conversion."

    Very well equipped with anything you could possibly need during your stay. Perfect location and very quiet but with pub less than 5min walk away. Helen and both Johns were lovely and very quick to respond when we locked ourselves out. would def recommend tho reluctant to share this gem of a property.

    Reviewed by LynnOct 2019

  • "Lovely accomodation, clean well equipped with superb hot tub."

    Fields to front and river within 2 min walk! Nice rural setting only 5 minute walk to the Woolpack Inn, Emmerdale fame! We really enjoyed our stay and recommend for 2 couples or family.

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2019

  • "Location of the property was brilliant & the place itself had everything that we needed for a wonderful holiday."

    Couldn’t have asked for more to be honest. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2019

  • "The cottage is beautiful in lovely surroundings, nestled at the end of a village with houses close by and a small campsite and cricket club just up the way."

    Reviewed by EmmaJun 2019

  • "Lovely accommodation with some nice touches like the welcome hamper"

    Reviewed by JoMay 2019

  • "Wonderful very well equit cottage."

    Lovely hot tub.

    Reviewed by ElaineFeb 2019

  • "This property has definitely got the WOW factor!"

    The owners have done an amazing job converting this once derelict barn into a superb holiday home. It was an absolute privilege to spend a lovely week here in February - even the weather was very kind to us. Everything we needed and more was provided and the wine, hamper and all the little extras were very welcome. We used the hot tub every day and every evening we relaxed in front of the log burner. The village of Esholt is delightful and we visited The Woolpack several times. There are some nice walks through the woods and Shipley and Guiseley provide all the shopping facilities. We met Helen the owner the day before we left and she was lovely and friendly. I have already recommended Cunliffe Barn to all our friends and family and we will most certainly be back!

    Reviewed by BeverleyFeb 2019

  • "It would of been nice if the property had been warm when we arrived, it was only 14degrees and at 10 pm it had only reached 17 degrees."

    It was due to the property being empty the week before because once the property got up to temperature it was lovely. They have got one room with 2 nice chairs and the log fire, which was lovely but I felt it was a wasted room as you couldn't do anything but read,we took a jigsaw but there was no table so you were unable to have a drink as there was no where to put it. I thought it would of been better with the tv and settee in there as when the fire was on it was absolutely lovely and cosy. Also could do with some various size dishes suitable for the oven. Last but not least lack of imformation for local attractions and local walks.

    Reviewed by RoyFeb 2019

  • "Absolutely lovely, only one problem and that was losing the hot water mid-shower on the morning we were leaving."

    Other than that everything was fantastic right down to the extra little touches like the hamper and wine. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2019

  • "Fabulous barn in a beautiful location."

    The barn has everything you could need and is beautifully presented throughout. Spent a beautiful new years here, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by DanielDec 2018

  • "Fantastic location walking distance to local pubs, amazing feel to the cottage and the hot tub was amazing."

    Fully enjoyed by all four guests throughout the 8 day stay.

    Reviewed by SharonDec 2018

  • "Great accommodation & very responsive, helpful owners with mild issues."

    Would definitely return & recomend

    Reviewed by CherylOct 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great location with fab views."

    The hot tub provided a great way to unwind after busy days out soaking up the Yorkshire countryside.

    Reviewed by GuyOct 2018

  • "This cottage is superb quality."

    It’s in a perfect location with local amenities only a stones throw away but still maintains a very private and secluded get away. This is by far the most amazing get away for couples or small groups of friends. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2018

  • "The barn was beautiful and looked exactly the same as it does on the photos."

    We had such a peaceful weekend and spending time in the hot tub was so nice. It was really close to the old emmerdale set and we enjoyed going to the woolpack and having a drink and a few photos. We had a lovely meal at the moody cow which was only 10 mins down the road and we would definatly recommend this barn to family and friends.

    Reviewed by SeanSep 2018

  • "We had an amazing long weekend at this fabulous cottage."

    The cottage itself is beyond stunning, a definite 20 out of 10. The exterior and interior has been done to a 10* standard and the only down side is you don’t want to leave the cottage to enjoy the area! It was even a struggle to go into the garden to use the lovely hot tub. You are within 30 minutes of the Yorkshire Dales/Moors and 5 minutes walk from the famed Emmerdale “Wooloack” pub which serves delicious food. The owner Helen is super friendly, helpful and welcoming and really wants her guests to have the best time. If you are thinking of booking this cottage, I promise you will not be disappointed but will definitely not want to leave.

    Reviewed by GillSep 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £500.00. Please note: Should any cigarettes or drugs be used inside the premises, the owner will take further action.

The property

Picturesque converted barn, located in the West Yorkshire village of Esholt.

The property combines stylish modern interior with a homely feel, and it’s perfect for couples wishing to take in Esholt and the nearby countryside.

Staying at Cunliffe Barn really will provide guests with the feeling that they are in a home away from home, and its two sitting rooms really emphasise this.

Both contain comfortable seating, but they differ in what else is on offer, the first features a beautiful woodbuner, an ideal spot during the winter months.

While the second which forms part of the open-plan living area features a Smart TV and also a radio, which helps to bring you and your loved ones closer together.

Situated behind is the stylish kitchen/diner, complete with breakfast bar.

The final room on the ground floor is the utility room.

Upstairs are the property’s two double bedrooms, both of which provide views overlooking the garden, a nice way to start your day.

Also located on the first floor is the bathroom.

Relaxation continues to be the main theme as you open up the doors to the garden, as located at the end of it is the hot tub, so after a nice meal, why not take the party outside and maybe indulge in a glass of bubbly?

There’s also a patio area with a table and chairs should you fancy an alternative to dining on the breakfast bar.

Located just a six-minute walk from Cunliffe Barn is The Woolpack pub, which guests may know from the hit television series Emmerdale.

Despite its fame, the pub is open to the public and it offers a good range of food and drinks, so whether you’re a fan of the show or not, it’s still well worth visiting.

There are plenty of other activities in and around the area, with golfers recommended to take in a round at the nearby Bradford Park Golf Club, while fans of the countryside should visit the Yorkshire Dale National Park, located just 16 miles away.

Meanwhile the city of Leeds offers great shops, restaurants and nightlife, and is only 12 miles away.

So if you want to combine a busy stay in the Yorkshire area with ultimate relaxation then Cunliffe Barn is the place to go.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Bradford 6 miles; Leeds 12 miles

Esholt is a quaint little village resting peacefully between Shipley and Guiseley, in the metropolitan district of the City of Bradford. Interestingly, the village was once used to film scenes for the soap opera 'Emmerdale' from 1976 to 1997, until they moved to a purpose built replica of Esholt, on the Harewood Estate; pleasant walks amble through the village, where you can stop off for a refreshing drink at the local pub on the way; The Woolpack, once used for filming, is situated in the heart of Esholt, serving delicious drinks, food and a friendly atmosphere. Close by is the West Yorkshire town of Shipley, situated near Bradford, with the River Aire running through. Saltaire, a village located in Shipley is a UNESCO designated World Heritage Site and it is famous for the Victorian era Salts Mill, which can be found close to the River Aire. The thriving city of Leeds is further afield with many shops, pubs and restaurants, as well as many attractions worth a visit including Harewood House, Roundhay Park and Kirkstall Abbey, while the North Yorkshire Dales are 16 miles to the north, a vast area of beauty encompassing thousands of square miles of far-reaching moors, rolling valleys and charm-filled villages.

Region Information

This property has a Good Housekeeping Bond of £500.00.

Please note: Should any cigarettes or drugs be used inside the premises, the owner will take further action.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas