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Shiers Farmhouse

(Ref. 982540)

Cracoe near Grassington, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a lovely, cosy cottage."

    It was really beautifully clean on arrival, and had all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay. I have some mobility issues, and had no issues getting around the cottage, and also found that the downstairs shower room was ideal. The cottage is also really well situated, with lots to do right on the doorstep. Will definitely be back.

    Thank you for your lovely feedback, I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday. I look forward to welcoming you back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2024

  • "Perfect holiday cottage, the cottage was spacious and felt homely and welcoming."

    It was super clean and had everything we needed. We used it as a base to get ready for my wedding in Grassington and it was in the perfect spot and we couldn’t have asked for more.

    Very happy to hear, thank you for your feedback Megan. Congratulations on your wedding, I hope you will be very happy - and return to Shiers Farmhouse! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Megan5.0Nov 2023

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful cottage, what a special place."

    Very comfortable and a great location for exploring the Dales, whilst being close to the conveniences of Skipton. Thank you, we hope to return for another stay next year.

    Thank you for your positive feedback, I am really pleased to hear you enjoyed your holiday in lovely old Shiers Farmhouse, full of charm and quirks; some people love them others not. It's good to hear how much you enjoyed it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Nov 2023

  • "The property is ideally placed for exploring the dales and the fittings were excellent - the bathrooms and kitchen appliances (super new cooker) very good."

    The general ambiance was good with a lovely back garden to sit and enjoy the wildlife. However we did have concerns about clothes storage and the kitchen utensils. The former consisted of one hanging frame and the latter was a pot pouri of antiquated cutlery and crockery - is was difficult to see how these features got past Sykes' quality assurance measures. Also the cleaning and maintenance products were sparce. This parsimony was reflected in the 'welcome pack' which would have cost around £1 so we did not really feel that welcome, especially given the price of rental.

    Thank you for your feedback, it is of course disappointing when guests have a negative experience but I do very much appreciate you taking the time to write with your comments. I always listen to feedback and am in the process of making significant changes. I hope 'when' you come again you will see a difference. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Graham3.1Sep 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay in this traditional Dales farmhouse."

    We checked around carefully before we left to ensure all should be as we found it but must apologise for not emptying the kitchen waste bin. We completely overlooked it! It was lovely waking up each morning, drawing back the curtains and seeing the variety of birds on the bushes in the back garden. The property is well placed for exploring the Dales and is quite close to two well provisioned shops and a number of places to eat. The living room is on the dark side and could benefit from additional lighting as has been done with the equally darkish farmhouse we are currently in, which makes it cheerful and snug. We appreciated the welcome carton of milk and pack of biscuits. The beds were very comfortable and the property is well appointed. .

    Thank you for your positive feedback. I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at Shiers Farmhouse and found it comfortable. I note your comment about the lighting and will add some extra lights. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Menza5.0Jun 2023

  • "This place is amazing."

    Very comfortable and clean. Gorgeous peaceful rural setting with huge garden. Lovely walks from the house. Excellent farm shop and cafe round the corner can recommend the sausages. Very convenient for Skipton, harrogate or into the dales. Hoping to stay again soon.

    Thank you so much for your feedback, I am really glad you enjoyed your holiday. It is a lovely comfortable old house and it is great to hear how much you liked staying there, quirks and all! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely location in the heart of the Dales in close proximity to Grassington and Skipton."

    Spacious cottage with a lovely garden.

    Thank you for your feedback, I understand one of the garden chairs was broken and I apologise that it was not brought to my attention sooner. I have now bought four new garden chairs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emma3.8May 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely, only let down by the garden seating, one of the four chairs was broken, so we couldn’t all sit out together."

    Would have liked to have known about the steps in the kitchen and the staircase before we went as one of our party has mobility issues, maybe pics on the listing, but we still had a lovely holiday in this cottage and the area is beautiful, would recommend

    Reviewed by Carole4.4May 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    Beds were really comfortable. Would highly recommend

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback. I am glad you found the beds comfortable, it always make such a difference to sleep well on holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0May 2023

  • "Everything perfect."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage. Location and comfort of property was absolutely spot on. Perhaps another reading lamp in the main bedroom would be good as only one by the bed.

    Thank you so much for your positive feedback, I am glad you enjoyed your holiday and found the house comfortable . Thanks too for your comment about the reading lamp, I will buy another one. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Apr 2023

  • "Delightful cottage, lots of room, comfortably furnished, clean and warm."

    Would be very happy to stay here again.

    Thank you for your feedback, I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay and found the house warm and comfortable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Josephine5.0Apr 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay in the farmhouse."

    It was reasonably comfortable although the bed in the largest room was a little unsupportive. Having said that though, the house is spacious with lovely bathrooms and a well-stocked kitchen making it ideal for a family get together. If you want to use the stove in the living room it’s necessary to buy logs. The house is well situated with many walks and close to many other picturesque villages in the Dales.

    Thank you for your feedback, I am sorry to hear you found it only reasonably comfortable. The sitting room sofas are certainly comfortable and the log fire makes it a warm and cosy room. Perhaps it was simply that the mattress in the main bedroom was a little worn. I have ordered a new mattress. If you book again, I'm sure you will find the bed much more comfortable. I do appreciated feedback and always try to respond to make improvements. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annette3.8Mar 2023

  • "Great holiday home."

    Had everything we needed. Very spacious. Would definitely book again/recommend.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2022

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a lovely are of the Yorkshire Dales."

    Beds were very comfortable and the rooms were adequately furnished. The kitchen had everything we needed with a dishwasher and washer/dryer. Two updated bathrooms were very nice. Only problem we had was with the heating system. It could have stayed on a bit longer during the day and come on a bit earlier in the morning. Would recommend and would stay here again

    Thank you for your feedback, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay and found the house comfortable. I will adjust the heating to come on earlier, it is helpful to have your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Oct 2022

  • "Shiers Farmhouse was everything we hoped for."

    Photos etc were accurate, the kitchen was well equipped, bathrooms were modern, rooms were spacious, and overall there was a high standard of quality furnishing indicating much care and attention by the owner. Welcome by caretaker Dawn was also much appreciated. Shiers Farmhouse is also well located for visiting local places of interest and local walks. Highly recommended.

    Thank you for your generous and much appreciated comments, I am so glad you enjoyed your stay at Shiers Farmhouse. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Sep 2022

  • "Such a beautiful, extremely clean and comfortable cottage this is!"

    Location very good if you like walking or visiting other places by car. Would definitely recommend staying here! Everything was provided that we needed and more! the rooms are spacious and relaxing. Hope to stay again one day.. Thank you

    Thank you for your positive feedback, I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in great location."

    Everything we needed and more. Very spacious rooms both upstairs and down.

    Thank you for taking the time to give feedback, which I always appreciate. I am so glad you enjoyed your holiday and I hope you will book again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is almost certainly the nicest cottage that we have stayed in over the years, and is very good value."

    It is a spacious, beautiful and very comfortable home, with everything you need and more. Wonderful walks and sights as soon as you step out of the door. Spectacular scenery wherever you look and a short drive away are miraculous places, such as Malham Cove and Tarn. We wish we could have stayed longer, it was brilliant. We had a chance meeting with Dawn, Shier’s housekeeper, who was lovely, warm and welcoming.

    Thank you so much, it is so nice to receive such positive feedback. Dawn and I work really hard to make the guests holiday a happy one. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jo5.0May 2022

  • "For directions to the cottage it would be useful to say look for the wooden sign board for Beckside and Shiers farmhouse is just before Beckside as the metal gate is not clearly visible when wide open."

    Reviewed by Nancy4.1Apr 2022

  • "It was a beautiful homely cottage with so much to do nearby we were spoilt for choice"

    Thank you for your positive feedback, I hope you'll stay again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Mar 2022

  • "Beautiful property in a great location."

    Really great facilities, and so much space. Perfect for all of our needs. Owner and caretaker were very helpful. Caretaker came out at night to make sure we had batteries for the torches in case we had a power cut during the storm. Would highly recommend to all!

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Feb 2022

  • "Spent a delightful Christmas 2021 at this lovely property- great location - rural but not so remote that you can’t walk to a pub or shop."

    Can recommend the Devonshire Arms in the village - food fantastic. Property itself was clean, spacious, well equipped and toasty warm and cosy. Easily managed our family of 5 adults. Bird life is amazing. 10 minutes to Skipton and Grassington. Overall a great stay.

    Thank you for your positive feedback, I am so pleased you and your family enjoyed Christmas at Shiers Farmhouse Property Owner

    Reviewed by Teresa5.0Dec 2021

  • "The only thing wrong with our holiday was that it wasnt long enough."

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Dec 2021

  • "Wardrobe space would be a useful addition."

    Cooker needs attention, grill didn’t work. Heating timings in the lounge could do with being reviewed. However the heating did come back on quickly when the thermostat was adjusted.

    Dear Mr Jones Thank you for your feedback, which is much appreciated; I always try to respond to my guests feedback. Please can you be more specific about the attention the cooker needs. I have adjusted the thermostat as requested. Many thanks Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kelvin4.4Nov 2021

  • "Lovely light filled farmhouse, spacious and great outdoor area."

    Only downside is the beds are really soft and a bit of an acquired taste! High spec fixtures and fittings but the kitchen and downstairs bathroom could do with a deep clean.

    Reviewed by James4.1Sep 2021

  • "Extremwley clean bathrooms ,towels and bed sheets."

    Bed matresses very soft and uncomfortable. Overall great cottage size. Enjoyed

    Reviewed by Nadia4.1Jul 2021

  • "While everything else was very satisfactory, would just have liked to have the WiFi available in more rooms throughout the property."

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Jun 2021

  • "We loved the holiday but do feel we should have been offered a full refund when we had to cancel last year (2020) rather than just having the booking transferred to this year."

    Reviewed by Allen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Some areas of the kitchen we not properly cleaned, for example the cooker hood was covered in a layer of grease and there were numerous cobwebs here and there."

    The high chair needed a good scrub as well for the baby. What was most unfortunate was there were workmen right outside the property as we arrived, digging holes and putting in a new water pipe. This went on all week, so we had noise and problems getting in and out and parking our cars. We appreciated that this was unexpected by the owner, but in hindsight, had we known, we would certainly not have booked this cottage. Although some areas of the cottage and rear garden were nice, we all agreed that we wouldn't return for another stay, despite the workmen.

    Reviewed by Alan4.1Apr 2021

  • "I loved the peace and stillness of this old stone cottage, with its thick walls keeping out anxieties about the Co-Vid."

    The peace and quiet of the location was a joy. Also loved the quirky old furniture. I do think however, that potential visitors should be aware that as the cottage is very old, they may find some things difficult - the main one for us was the heating. It took us quite a while to work out how to keep the cottage as warm as we would like. NB the caretaker was very helpful in this regard as was the owner who remotely organised a heating engineer the same day we mentioned a problem. It's not that it doesn't work, more that with the walls being so thick and there being two different heating systems, it took some getting used to. A further point is that the stairs are a little uneven which is again due to the building's age, but could be a problem if visitors had mobility problems. Overall, I would describe this as a home full of charm and peaceful atmosphere.

    Reviewed by Abigail4.1Oct 2020

  • "The written directions to get to the property will benefit from a review; and suggest "at left had bend, heading towards Grassington; on leaving Cracoe, turn right onto single track lane."

    Where lane bends slight right, turn left towards farm and seasonal campsite. Shiers farm house is up a short shared drive, on the right before the farm gate.

    Reviewed by Jan4.7Sep 2020

  • "In light of covid and the extra time needed to clean the cottage I would have expected the cottage to be spotless, but it was not."

    I had to clean the fridge freezer and the kitchen table. There was food and crumbs found down side of the sofa, this was found as we cleaned the cottage before we left. The cottage is a lovely and in a great location but spoilt by poor cleanliness and old and well used equipment , such as cups, serving dishes and cooking trays.

    Reviewed by Sharon3.4Aug 2020

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Very comfortable and clean. Would definitely return and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely house with great facilities and in a wonderful position for walking."

    Reviewed by Tobit5.0Dec 2019

  • "Spotless cottage, we had a lovely stay."

    Reviewed by Chantelle4.4Dec 2019

  • "We encountered some issues with the heating."

    We managed to have the radiators working but couldn’t regulate the upstairs bathroom to a comfortable temperature and we were unable to operate the underfloor heating in the kitchen. Everything else was very fine once we had worked out the best place to park! We so appreciated the milk etc that was supplied.

    Reviewed by Jan4.1Aug 2019

  • "Tv was smart TV."

    During stay WIFI went down for 12hours.This left us without TV

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Jul 2019

  • "Photo is a bit misleading as the hedge had not been cut so access to the lawn area was restricted."

    However the patio was fine for sitting out. Awkward to get onto the internet (we had to seek help from the owner and caretaker) and to tune in the TV. Otherwise the cottage was comfortable and well-equipped and we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Janet4.4Jun 2019

  • "Shiers Farmhouse was absolutely stunning."

    Furnished and equipped to a really high standard with a lovely garden. Great base for seeing the surrounding areas of Grassington, Linton, Kilnsey, Burnsall & Appletreewick.

    Reviewed by Lee5.0May 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, handheld shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove and Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Network TV via WI-FI, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking and turning for 2 cars
  • Lawned rear garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Please note: property is situated in a rural and quiet area, so guests are asked to be respectful to all neighbouring properties
  • Shop, pub and cafe 10 mins walk
  • Please note: no stag/hen parties or anything similar

The property

This wonderfully presented cottage rests in the village of Cracoe, North Yorkshire, a remote location between Skipton and Grassington, and just a 10-minute walk from the local pub.

Perfect for families, Shiers Farmhouse is a stone-built retreat, a homely place to enjoy a comfortable break away, with the accommodation providing two floors of excellence.

The interior comprises a collection of rooms commencing with a country-style kitchen, where tiled flooring continues through to a charming dining area.

Settle down for dinner with your loved ones, then enjoy the sitting room which offers a relaxing place to unwind; warmly decorated with stylish sofas, books, and a woodburning stove which contributes to the cosy ambience.

A contemporary wet room type shower suite is also located on the ground floor, whilst the beautiful family bathroom is situated on the upper level.

Three bedrooms each reflect their own personality, presented in a variety of formations, with somewhere for the whole family to pick and choose.

Views of the garden, bedside tables, exposed beams, and period features furnishings all compliment the interior and its characterful appeal.

The large, lawned garden is ideal for alfresco dining or you may wish to enjoy a morning coffee outside before venturing out for the day.

The village lies on the Way of the Roses, a coast-to-coast cycling route which opened in 2010 running between the seaside resort of Morecambe on the Irish Sea and Bridlington in East Yorkshire.

A ten minute drive away in the village of Hetton is the award-winning Angel Inn pub.

In nearby Grassington tourists can visit the Folk Museum which is housed in two miner’s cottages and features many exhibits and artefacts on village life through the ages.

For those looking for a varied shopping experience take a journey to Skipton, which boasts an award winning high street, castle and a fantastic open air market.

A destination you will want to return to year after year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Grassington 6 miles.

Cracoe is an idyllic hamlet situated approximately five miles north of the market town of Skipton and around six miles south-west of Grassington. The village lies on the Way of the Roses, a coast-to-coast cycling route which opened in 2010 running between the seaside resort of Morecambe on the Irish Sea and Bridlington in East Yorkshire. Between Cracoe and Burnsall rests the Cracoe Reef Knolls, a collection of low lying limestone hills which contains the remnants of a pre-historic ocean that once covered the land. In nearby Grassington tourists can visit the Folk Museum which is housed in two miner’s cottages and features many exhibits and artefacts on village life through the ages. There are also regular events and gatherings in the town, including a festival running during the three Saturdays leading up to Christmas and a 1940s-themed weekend. A village festival including concerts, dances, theatre and comedy takes place for two weeks each June. Grassington is also home to crafts shops and places selling outdoor equipment, however for those looking for a more varied shopping experience take a journey to Skipton, which features a large high street with well-known stores and a much-loved market.

Please note: Roadworks on the main B6265 through Cracoe from February for approximately six or seven months.

Please note: no stag/hen parties or anything similar.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas