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Craven House

Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 2275)



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  • Sleeps 14

  • Bedrooms 7

  • Bathrooms 6

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "A group of friends (couples ans singles) stayed for a week and we all enjoyed our stay."

    The house is clean, well equipped, comfortable and spacious. Plenty of space outside in the courtyard too for 9 of us to sit out on BBQ night. Conveniently located with supermarkets a few minutes walk, less than 10 mins walk to Skipton centre for shops and a good choice of pubs and restaurants and 10 mins walk to the railway station. A couple of pre-arrival queries were answered promptly by the owner.

    Thankyou so much for your feed back from your stay. We really appreciate your comments as try try our best to make your stay as perfect as possible! Joanne Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindaJul 2022

  • "We had a great week."

    Three generations of our family met up and the house was perfect. We had space to gather together, but also room to breathe! Really good location - just a few minutes to town and two minutes from supermarkets. My kids loved the Aga. We all loved being able to eat together at the long dining table and still have elbow room. The patio garden is a suntrap in the afternoon and was heavily used by us. We were all delighted with our trip and wished we had booked for longer.

    Reviewed by CatrionaJun 2022

  • "Wow. This house is absolutely beautiful and spotlessly clean."

    It has so much space and everything is of such a high standard. The original features of the house really add to the character and so welcoming. 12 of my family met for a weekend and everyone loved it. Not a single complaint. We arrived with five cars and all got parked with no problem. The owner called me and nothing was a problem, they even pulled the very large barbecue out for us to use which we did. Location is perfect for town and for exploring the local areas. We will definitely come back again.

    Thankyou so much for your feedback , we really apprieciate it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElaineMay 2022

  • "Clean but may benefit from a refresh at some point Great location with an easy stroll into the town and right next to supermarkets."

    We would return for sure

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2022

  • "What a fantastic house, spotlessly clean, comfortable and close to town."

    We had a party of 9 family to celebrate our parent’s Golden Anniversary. Dining table was brilliant for us all to sit around and share a meal together on our first evening. Rooms were great, beds were comfortable and was lovely to be able to sit out in the back garden for a coffee in the morning. Will be back!

    Reviewed by SameerMar 2022

  • "This is a wonderful house."

    It really has everything needed for a family stay. We spent Christmas there and the Aga and well equipped kitchen was wonderful. The cosy lounge with roaring gas fire sat us all in comfort and the dining table (with 15 places!) looked great with the Christmas tree. There are books and games aplenty and the time flew by. The location is great. A few minutes from the town centre and all the lovely bars and pubs and shops in Skipton. Our Labrador, Willow also loved it! The owner, Joanne Rushton is charming. She was very kind and helpful.

    Reviewed by JonathanDec 2021

  • "Possibly the cleanest house we've ever stayed in."

    Tons of space, well equipped and comfortable without being too fancy. Excellent location for walking into Skipton (5 mins). Handy supermarkets etc. We had a wonderful stay - thank you.

    Reviewed by GillianDec 2021

  • "We had a lovely weekend in the fabulous house."

    Very steep steps which were a bit of a challenge for the more elderly of the group but what a fantastic house for a large family group. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by CloedieNov 2021

  • "A fantastic house bang in the middle of town, free parking and dog friendly."

    We all had a great weekend, thank you

    Reviewed by JonOct 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic week in a gorgeous house, plenty of room and everything you could need."

    Warm inviting kitchen, comfortable lounge and ample space for all the family, easy walk into town and an excellent location for travelling further afield, just round the corner fro the train station. Thank you so much for a great week, we all really hope to be back

    Reviewed by RachaelOct 2021

  • "House was very well equipped, clean and plenty of room for the big group staying!"

    We all loved Skipton and found plenty to do for all ages of the group! (Age 4 months to 87 years) a lovely market town with lots of lovely pubs and cafes. Shops within a 5 minute walk. And a great play area 20 mins walk from the house. One thing we would suggest is having a larger or more bins. We did fill with more rubbish/ recycling that we sorted. Thank you for a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by MalcolmSep 2021

  • "Craven House is an ideal place for an extended family gathering."

    It is comfortable and furnished to a high standard. There is everything you could need for cooking family meals, and the domestic facilities provide a home from home. It is only a short walk from the town centre, railway station, tourist sites etc. Tesco is 2 minutes walk away and if you don't want to cook I highly recommend the Lychee Chinese restaurant. Other reviewers have complained of patchy Wi-Fi and that the kitchen knives are not sharp. I agree, but these are minor points and would not prevent me from booking Craven House again.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2021

  • "Craven Cottage, was very comfortable, clean and spacious."

    Situated just a few minutes walk from the town centre and the open countryside We found it an ideal location for our walking holiday. Would not hesitate to to stay again. Keith

    Reviewed by KeithSep 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time in Skipton."

    The house was a brilliant space to relax and enjoy. There was enough space for 14 of us and two dogs easily! It was clean and had everything that we needed. We hope to be able to use the house again some day and would highly recommend it for others.

    Reviewed by SylviaAug 2020

  • "Another great weekend in Skipton."

    The house fits our extended family [13 adults] and works well. The kitchen is well equipped to feed a large number of people. Parking on the roads around the house for the 4 cars that came was never a particular problem. The location means Tesco is 2 minutes walk away; the canal 4 minutes and the centre of Skipton 8 minutes. Great trips out to Bolton Abbey estate and a good walk to Sharp Haw.

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2020

  • "Beautiful home from home; very comfortable beds, great to have so many bathrooms/toilets For our large group."

    It was really warm and well equipped, very clean, we were able to have a great sit down meal, and also to relax in the sitting room. The host was great to communicate and very amenable. It was lovely to have the Christmas decs too. Thank you. WiFi can be pretty patchy and it would be amazing to have sharp knives or an adequate sharpener (especially with so much chopping over Christmas).

    Reviewed by CressidaDec 2019

  • "Myself and all my family would like to say what an enjoyable week we had in Skipton, especially in crave house, the place to go for a family gathering, thank you to our host, Mrs Rushton."

    Reviewed by Thomas WilliamOct 2019

  • "The house was large enough for the 14 of us with 2 babies and was incredibly well equipped."

    The Aga kept us warm. The only slight drawback was the lack of easy parking.

    Reviewed by StephanieSep 2019

  • "Craven house is ideal for large groups to get together."

    Skipton is hidden treasure with enough to keep all ages occupied without having to drive at all.

    Reviewed by KatherineJul 2019

  • "The near perfect accommodation solution to our golf party needs."

    Close to the town centre for easy access to facilities, places of interest and places to eat. The only challenge is parking close to the house for the loading and unloading of our golf gear. Many thanks to our host.

    Reviewed by NeilMay 2019

  • "Accommodation was fantastic."

    An ideal base to tour from and yet so much to do in and around Skipton. Delighted.

    Reviewed by JimMay 2019

  • "Lovely big house, ideal for a big family get-together for my 60th."

    Very well equipped too for catering for us all. On a busy road so some traffic noise and parking outside not always available but there were side roads nearby we could park on. Very convenient for Tesco and just a stroll to the other shops and market. Lots of lovely walks easily accessible and family activities such as farms, Skipton castle, playground in the park, swimming pool. My 5 year old great-niece wanted us all to stay forever! We would definitely like to go back.

    Reviewed by LesleyApr 2019

  • "It was a very homely home with everything we could need and a great location."

    Host was wonderful. The toaster broke and she delivered a new one straightaway. Kitchen was a highlight for me.

    Reviewed by LauraApr 2019

  • "Fab place to stay in Skipton - highly recommend the Raven Tree Top adventure for adults and kids alike, and a walk round the woods - this house is in a great location and we loved the "secret basement room" downstairs!"

    Reviewed by LauraApr 2019

  • "Craven House worked really well for us as a weekend getaway."

    We were two families - 13 adults and a baby. We split perfectly over the two floor sleeping accommodation, were all able to eat together comfortably, sit together in the lounge (a few of the younger guests on the floor!) and there was loads of equipment in the kitchen. We did all our own catering apart from one meal at the Woolly Sheep pub (great!) and it was very easy. The snug downstairs was a useful extra space too. The house was clean and warm and Skipton a great centre - we mooched round the town and enjoyed walks along the canal, in the castle woods and around the countryside. We never used the car once we arrived. Parking was the only slight issue - no room at the front of the house when we arrived. We were able to find space on a side road and bring everything in via the back door. The big Tesco is only 2 minutes away, so you could always park there for a couple of hours and watch out for space to move into! We weren't disturbed by road noise at all, despite being close to a main road, the soundproofing is good! We'd be very happy to return.

    Reviewed by LesleyMar 2019

  • "Great central location for such a large group of people."

    Reviewed by ChristopherOct 2018

  • "Ideal place for family get together."

    Relaxed atmosphere.

    Reviewed by ZoeSep 2018

  • "The house was comfortable and everyting was provided, ideal for our family gathering."

    The children loved it.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2018

  • "A very large house with lots of space for a growing family"

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2018

  • "We are a party of golfers."

    We have stayed in this house before and will certainly do so again. It is perfectly situated, just a short walk to Tesco and Morrison's and the town centre with all its amenities. Parking just outside can be difficult, but there are lots of alternatives. The courtyard is a real suntrap, ideal for barbecues. And plenty of excellent golf courses nearby.

    Reviewed by AllanJun 2018

  • "This is the first time as a family we have booked such a break, To celebrate a landmark birthday."

    My wife found your website and looked for a property with enough rooms to accommodate us, upon seeing such a house we were convinced it was kismet as my wifes maiden name was Craven and my Dad was evacuated to Skipton during the war. The town was close and had all amenities, the house had all we would need to have a really enjoyable stay, many thanks

    Reviewed by KevinMay 2018

  • "The house was very warm and welcoming with ample facilities for our family plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms."

    Very spacious for a large group. Only a five minute walk to town centre amenities.

    Reviewed by CatherineMar 2018

  • "The property is fantastic."

    Very homely and comfortable with plenty of room for everyone. The playroom in the basement kept the kids entertained for hours ( in our party the age ranged from 6 to 14). Lots of places to visit within a few miles of the property And it was a pleasure returning to a beautiful warm Arga.

    Reviewed by VictoriaFeb 2018

  • "Found the parking a complete disaster once parked could not use car as afraid would not be able to park again."

    Very disappointed with storage in kitchen found very little room for large Xmas food shopping, found the basement very damp and the smell of damp would definitely stop anyone from using sofa bed. Found the lounge seating barely adequate for 14people at any one time.overall found the house ok warm and comfortable, after doing this Xmas holiday with family for 34 years felt a bit disappointed with the property. The house was well equipped and comfortable constant hot water which was a big plus and it was very warm. Skipton was beautiful and the house well located for all facilities. Fantastic meal at wooly sheep pub on Xmas eve and pie and mash cafe was brilliant, would definitely revisit Skipton.

    Reviewed by ColinDec 2017

  • "The customer service staff are excellent"

    Reviewed by MichelleJun 2017

  • "Basement not fit for sleeping ..."

    Basement not fit for sleeping Tap broken in one ensuite Loo not working properly on ground floor Large cooking pans oven dishes serving dishes required for large party Need 2 sets wine glasses

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2017

  • "Very warm welcoming house, felt at home immediately, had everything you needed ..."

    Very warm welcoming house, felt at home immediately, had everything you needed for a long weekend end or longer, excellent location

    Reviewed by PatJan 2017

  • "Wonderful property for a large family."

    Plenty of room and good facilities including a basement playroom which the children loved. Conveniently situated for shops and all the towns facilities.

    Reviewed by PaulineDec 2016

  • "Craven house was like home from home loved our weekend stay and will definitely book again"

    Reviewed by JoanDec 2016

  • "We were in Skipton for a family wedding."

    The house was perfect for the 13 of us. With plenty of room for all of us and plenty of showers/bathrooms for everyone to use.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2016

  • "Cosy large traditional family house just outside Skipton."

    vVery comfortable and well equipped. An easy walk down to town and all the amenities

    Reviewed by JanDec 2015

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  • Over four floors
  • Seven bedrooms: First floor: 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin & WC, 2 x twin, 1 x double
  • Second floor: 1 x twin with en-suite bath, basin & WC, 1 x double with en-suite bath, basin & WC, 1 x double
  • Ground floor shower room with shower, basin & WC
  • First floor bathroom with bath, shower over & basin
  • First floor WC
  • Second floor shower room with shower, basin & WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Utility room
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room (seats 10) with gas fire
  • Basement snug with TV, PlayStation, sofa bed & additional sofa.
  • Gas central heating with gas fire
  • Gas AGA, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs & DVD players, Sky Q with Sports Package, Superfast Broadband, CD player, library of books/games
  • Fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair on request
  • Unrestricted roadside parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Courtyard with additional front sitting area with garden furniture & BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop & pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: Property is 10 yards from Keighley Road & subject to general road noise.

The property

An impressive, stone-built, Victorian house, ideally situated within a short walk of the centre of Skipton.

This spacious end-terrace property boasts seven bedrooms and a well-equipped kitchen with AGA.

Skipton offers independent shops and welcoming pubs, while the ancient castle is worth a visit.

Enjoy a round or two at Skipton Golf Course, or take a steam train ride on the Embsay Steam Railway, 1 mile away.

Enjoy moorland walks at Bolton Abbey, the mouthwatering farmers' market at Grassington or visit elegant Harrogate - all within easy reach.

An ideal retreat for family or friends!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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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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