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Herriots House

(Ref. 1054297)

Skipton, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 12 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 6 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "A wonderful house in a great location, only a 10 minute stroll into Skipton and less than 5 minutes to the nearest supermarket."

    All five bedrooms had an en-suite which was brilliant. The outdoor space with the hot tub was a great hit, especially with our teenager grandchildren. My only small criticism would be to ge5 rid of the swing seat in the downstairs living area and replace it with a more comfortable settee. To accommodate more people. There were more settees upstairs but that had no window and. was a bit dark, this was also commandeered by the teenagers. All in all, the week was a great success and enjoyed by all 11 members of our family.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.7May 2024

  • "We booked this for a joint 70th Birthday girls weekend away."

    We had a fantastic time! The facilities in the property are great. Bedrooms were all lovely and the kitchen had everything we needed, 2 fridges was very useful. We particularly enjoyed the outside seating area and hot tub. The property is in a fantastic location, directly opposite the train station however no noise at all. Also only a 5 minute walk into the centre of Skipton to lovely shops, bars and restaurants. I would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7May 2024

  • "Great house."

    Very good location with the canal right behind. Great for us as five couples. Each having own en-suite. Plenty of room and great outside space with hot tub. Welcome hamper was much appreciated. My only criticism would be lack of drawers in bedrooms meaning smaller items of clothes remained in case.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Apr 2024

  • "A perfect spot Herriots House was one of the best places we stayed in."

    The house was well equipped, decorated to a high standard and very comfortable. A lot of thought went into the accommodation including dog baskets, water bowls and toys for the furries amongst us. It is well placed for the train station and local supermarket, and had lovely walks along the canal and parks. I can’t praise the hotel staff highly enough as we always had a warm welcome and a quick response to all our queries. I highly recommend the Rhubarb restaurant as the food was absolutely some of the best we’ve had. All in all it was an excellent holiday break with family and I can see us returning sometime soon! Well done to all!

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Apr 2024

  • "Just a shame that neither of the dishwashers worked."

    Other than that the accommodation was great. I did suggest that a ground floor bedroom be changed into a lounge as we had two children with us & we weren't able to put the children to bed at the same time as stay in the annexe with the log burner. It also made it inconvenient to get drinks from the kitchen when we were in the annexe as it meant going outside.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.7Jan 2024

  • "We had a fabulous time, everyone loved their rooms and bathrooms."

    Comfortable beds, super towels. House was beautifully decorated on arrival, and was really warm.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Nov 2023

  • "We had a fantastic stay, the house was surprisingly bigger than it looked on the pictures, the annex was a fantastic addition to the garden area."

    We hired a beautician for a pamper evening and she used the annex as a treatment room.. very cosy with the log fire and perfectly situated with access to the garden and hot tub afterwards. The garden is very private and not overlooked, and the wall patio heaters were fantastic once out of the hot tub and even for just sitting out with drinks on a cold evening. The social space was very good with the garden annex and kitchen dining area being well equipped with plenty of space for large groups. The quality of the furniture and furnishings was good and felt quite boutique in style. The house was in a very good location close to town, supermarkets and shops. There are bars and restaurants along with the markets, canal for boat trips and the castle all within walking distance. The property is owned by the hotel next door and they were fantastic at answering any questions before our stay. The communication and welcoming hamper full of essentials and goodies was a lovely gesture. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay! And would recommend to any groups of friends Many thanks ☺️

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Nov 2023

  • "We found the house to be extremely well equipped with no shortage of crockery, glasses and cutlery."

    There is also ample parking for 4+ cars which was ideal for our large group. The house was immaculate and once we’d found the switch for the induction hob ( Lauren on reception was very helpful as it was hidden in a cupboard!) we found all the kitchen appliances of a high standard. Having two fridges when the house accommodates so many people is very useful. The bedrooms were furnished to a good standard and the beds very comfortable. A small suggestion would be for a lamp in the kitchen/diner near the window as we found the overhead light very bright so bought some candles. The hot tub was toasty warm and the outside heaters made it accessible in mid October. This is a lovely property and in an ideal location to access all that Skipton and the surrounding area has to offer but is also so well equipped that during one’s stay it is very straightforward to be completely self sufficient.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2023

  • "Cannot recommend highly enough."

    Beautiful house, amazing outside area and fabulous location

    Reviewed by Jo5.0Sep 2023

  • "We booked Herriots House for a family weekend away and it was perfect for us."

    Before our visit we found the staff were very helpful and accommodating, and quick to respond to queries. We were allowed an earlier check in and a welcome hamper was waiting for us when we arrived which was appreciated. The house is lovely and had everything we needed. The kitchen was really well-equipped, all of the rooms were clean and very comfortable and there was plenty of space both inside the house and outside for 11 of us. The hot tub was popular, too! The house is just a couple of minutes' walk from the Town Centre and it's right next to the canal so the location is ideal for exploring Skipton. We thoroughly enjoyed our break and would definitely recommend Herriots House.

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Jun 2023

  • "The house was better then we could have expected!"

    It was the prefect stay and great location. There was 12 of us and we just had the best time sat in the garden and in the jacuzzi. The beds are so comfortable and we have all said we can’t wait to visit again!

    Reviewed by Shay5.0May 2023

  • "Gorgeous house, clean, well equipped and in a great location."

    We were able to check in early and the staff at the hotel were lovely and helpful. We loved our stay, thank you.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Apr 2023

  • "Excellent property and location unfortunately we had 2 bedrooms that rained in ..."

    Excellent property and location unfortunately we had 2 bedrooms that rained in and the covered outside area leaked badly rendering unusable possibly through poor maintenance,but to be fair the management did their best to help

    Thank you for your comments , and I can assure you that these issues have been resolved.. We did experience 48 mph winds during your stay along with persistent and heaving rain and flooding to the Skipton area making it impossible to immediately respond to the problem you experienced and the outside area did experience some damage due to these weather conditions. I am pleased to say we have now been able to address these things and the house is back to full working order. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alan4.1Dec 2022

  • "The house is very well situated for exploring Skipton and surrounding areas."

    Although it is on a busy road you’d never know once inside. There is a park just behind the house for children to let off steam and a canal path that takes you for a lovely 10 minute walk into Skipton centre. Perfect house for our party of 10, 6 adults and 4 children. When we arrived, we greeted warmly and there was a very generous welcome hamper. The fittings and furnishings were of a high standard and good sized bedrooms were all en suite with amazing showers. The spacious kitchen/dining room is very well equipped, had everything we needed, the two dishwashers were a particular bonus for a large party! The hot tub was great success even in November! The only downside is that the lounges are separate from the main house, which is difficult for those with young families and even for those without children, as you have to dash across the courtyard every time you want a drink or snack, especially as the covered walkway is blocked with outdoor furniture. However, the plus points outweigh this and we had a marvellous time and would recommend Herriot’s House to others.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2022

  • "The house was everything we had hoped for in order for the family to celebrate a big birthday."

    We were a party of 8 adults and 7 grandchildren (ages 18mths to 12yrs) and two dogs and we fitted in comfortably. The house was beautifully clean and spotless when we arrived with a lovely welcome hamper. The fittings and furnishings were of a high standard and the hot tub went down a storm. The house is well situated - walking distance to Skipton town centre, Aireville park for dogs and children to let off steam and a Morrisons opposite. The only negative points were firstly, we were encouraged to recycle but the bins were full to overflowing (we even took a bag home ourselves) and secondly, the shower in the rear ground floor bedroom leaked through the wall to the front ground floor bedroom. Both of these are easy to resolve.

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2022

  • "We stayed at the house for a week during October."

    Perfect house for two families and two dogs. Spacious kitchen/dining room and good sized bedrooms all en suite. The hot tub is perfect as is the annexe containing the living rooms. Adults downstairs log fire on, kids upstairs perfect !! The location I of the house is perfect canal path and park just a quick walk behind the house and 10 minute walk into Skipton. Perfect house perfect location .

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Oct 2022

  • "Super weekend at Herriotts House."

    Facilities were everything you could wish for - home from home. However, it would have been nice to have a TV in the kitchen/dining area or a small living area in the main building. Had we had young children with us then probably the existing layout would have been perfect. This is only a general comment - it did not detract from the marvellous time we had - even good weather was provided! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Catherine4.7Oct 2022

  • "We had a group of 12 stay at the house for a weekend and had an absolutely amazing time away!"

    The hot tub and outdoor space were brilliant and we spent many hours in there. A very close walk to the high street which was very convenient. The facilities were brilliant, the kitchen had all the equipment we needed for a large meal in. We did have a cleaning issue which was rectified immediately by the hotel manager. Would have given a 5* rating without that.

    Reviewed by Alexandra4.1Jun 2022

  • "Great location."

    Hot tub was not ready for use until Saturday morning so the children were very upset from 4pm Friday and all night, this was one of the main reasons the book this house. The team at the hotel brought 2 bottles of Prosecco but it didn't compensate for the children being upset, unhappy kids = unhappy parents. As checkout was 10am, we asked for a late checkout on Sunday and was told it was £50 for a 12 o'clock checkout and to go to the hotel to pay it on card, however when I opened the welcome letter it said checkout was 10:30am and late checkout was £20! Not very honest. This was actually given us for free because of the problems with the hot tub, they had to keep testing it which was interrupting our evening, although we appreciate their help, it shouldn't have been that way. The low down beds in the rooms were very uncomfortable, if advertised as a bed it should be a bed, not everyone was happy with that, especially when everyone paid the same money. There should be more realistic pictures showing the actual beds available on the site.

    I was disappointed to read your review and I would like to address your comments specifically. Your party were given an early check – in, (2 hours ahead of time), as a gesture of good will, at no extra cost , so that you could decorate the dining area as you wished for a celebration. The hot tub was displaying a slightly elevated chlorine level and so we advised it not to be used immediately and to leave the lid off for it to aerate for a short while for good order . I have been assured that members of your party did in-fact use the hot tub on the Friday and it was not unavailable throughout that evening. The issue with the beds surprises me - The house contains 2 king size beds and 4 super king / split beds which to my count accommodates the 11 adults you booked. Thereafter there are extra beds / sofa beds which whilst capable of being used by adults are not offered as such. All beds shown on the website relate to the beds we offer as a house and are of a high quality and comfort. Your late check out was accommodated (and extended to 1pm) The normal charge for this is infact £100.00 for the house. The charge of £20.00 relates to rooms used individually in the house not for a complete house rental, - but I can see that you may have been given the wrong welcome letter accidentally since you arrived earlier then planned, and the house was still being prepared for you. The team are always happy to speak with guests and help them as much as possible to plan their stay. Whilst I would not ordinarily respond to reviews , on this occasion, given specific inaccuracies I have chosen to do so. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Zoe2.8Apr 2022

  • "The property is well equipped."

    We did run out of hot water when everyone showered in the morning. The lounge being separate is a bit strange but we hardly used it anyway. The dining area was great for gathering. Two fridges a plus. Skipton was lovely and having the park and canal right behind us was a real bonus. The bedrooms were lovely. The hot tub was great. There were 12 of us for a family wedding and we had a great time.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful house, loved every minute, will definitely be back, ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️"

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Feb 2022

  • "Fantastic house in a great location."

    We had a weekend here in Jan 22. The house is beautiful, everything you could need for a weekends stay. Agree with other reviews that it can be a bit of an issue that the lounge is separate but the dining room is a lovely space for socialising and the lounge area is still useful at other times during your stay. Hot tub and outdoor area are perfect and imagine would be even better in summer. All en-suite bedrooms and a really good size which makes for extra comfort. Great park and canal just behind and easily walkable into Skipton town centre. Great stay, we will be back! Thank you

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jan 2022

  • "We had a lovely week at Herriots House over the Christmas period."

    The rooms were very comfortable and the fact that all the rooms were en suite worked really well for our party of 12. The showers and bathrooms were lovely. The kitchen had everything we needed, the two dishwashers and fridges / freezers were great over the Christmas period. The location was perfect, the House is very close to the supermarkets and Skipton town centre. The only downside was the lounge being slightly detached from the house, in the annex. We did use the lounge a lot, but it was more in the evening when the whole group went across to watch a film. Most of the time we sat around in the kitchen area. The walkway isn’t water proofed (even the bit with a plastic roof!) so we had to dash back and forth and a floor mat just inside the annex would have been really good to wipe our feet. To protect the floor a bit. The staff at the hotel were very helpful, we had a couple of small issues during our stay and they sorted them very quickly. I would recommend to other large parties wanting to spend time together.

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Dec 2021

  • "Had a lovely last minute stay in the house."

    Very convenient location to shops and quaint little town. House was spotlessly clean, comfortable beds and lovely double waterfall showers. The only negatives I have was the hot tub kept tripping all the electricity in the house and disturbing our relaxation ha ha, no biggy just a nuisance. Also the lounge was in a separate annex from the house not far but would have been nice to have a roomy main lounge in the house. Would definitely recommend this beautiful property.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Dec 2021

  • "Hi. Stayed recently for a week with family."

    Found the house to be quite comfortable apart from the position of the lounge, which we found we hardly used as you had to go outside and up stairs. So when you wanted a drink you had to do the journey back to the kitchen and back up again, so when it rained you got wet. Also we were unable to use the washing machine as the door to the cellar was off its hinges and couldn’t be opened. We were told it was going to be fixed the day after we arrived but this never happened !!!!.Bins hadn’t been emptied for us ( bathroom and kitchen). But as we were together as a family we enjoyed our stay in Skipton.

    Reviewed by Susan3.1Oct 2021

  • "Herriot House proved to be a fantastic base for our family holiday in Skipton."

    Great location, a superbly appointed house with high quality fixtures and fittings.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Sep 2021

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x family room with twin beds (zip/link, can be super king on request) and king-size with Smart TV and en-suite double shower, basin heated towel rail and WC, 1 x super-king-size with Smart TV and en-suite freestanding bath, rainfall shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size with Smart TV and en-suite shower, basin heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor super-king-size (zip/link, can be twins on request) with Smart TV and en-suite double shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, with optional extra bed and access to own outdoor seated area, 1 x ground floor twin (zip/link, can be a super king) with Smart TV and en-suite double shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, with optional extra bed and french doors onto the rear patio area
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC (off the lounges)
  • Kitchen and large dining area
  • External annex with 2 x sitting rooms, 2 x sofa beds and woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating throughout (individually controlled)
  • 2 x electric oven, hob, microwave, 2 x fridge, 2 x freezer, 2 x dishwasher, 6 x Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Covered area with seating, outdoor heaters, ambient lighting, hot tub and external shower
  • Secure bike storage
  • Washing machine and drying area
  • Two dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.3 miles
  • Hotel bar and restaurant next door
  • Supermarket 2 minute walk
  • Highstreet 10 minute walk
  • Cot's and highchair's available on request
  • Park and canal directly to rear
  • Note: No use of hot tub on departure day
  • Maximum adults to stay at the property is 12
  • Note: no stag, hen or similar
  • Note: this property has a £600 Good Housekeeping Bond

The property

This detached, Victorian manor house sits in the heart of Skipton, backing onto the Leeds Liverpool canal and local park and 25 metres from the railway station, providing a truly magnificent escape.

Boasting a boutique interior and great attention to detail, this Skipton property serves as a wonderful base for families, couples or groups of friends looking to relish in the excitement of this market town, with easy access to the extensive landscape of Yorkshire Dales.

Step inside and follow the Yorkshire flagstone flooring into the contemporary kitchen and dining area boasting a plethora of modern appliances amongst sleek units, a granite breakfast bar, two electric ovens, two fridge/freezers and two dishwashers, ensuring a truly stress-free cooking experience.

Gather at the granite dining table, offering plenty of seating for everyone and toast to a long-awaited getaway before tucking into a hearty home-cooked meal.

Step back outside and wander into the stunning annex, housing two individual sitting rooms, one for those chilly evenings infront of a log burning stove lounging on a quirky swinging sofa, the other for a night infront of the 65” smart TV.

There is also a shower room in this building for further convenience.

Return to the main house and take your pick from five immaculate bedrooms, each of which has been thoughtfully decorated with plush furnishings, Smart TVs, individually controlled heating, and beds draped in white linen, so sleeping is sure to come easy here.

On the ground floor rests two super-king/twin bedrooms with en-suite double shower rooms and private access to the outside, whilst upstairs offers a spacious family suite of two adjoining rooms with twin beds, and a king-size bed and en-suite double shower, a super-king-size bedroom with en-suite bathroom and a king-size bedroom with en-suite shower room.

Continuing to impress, head outside and relax within the covered patio area; at one side rests a large seating area with a granite centre unit and heaters and ambient lighting, enabling you continue your conversations into the night, while at the other side there is a large, 8-seater hot tub and an external shower, perfect for a bubbly soak after a day of walking.

To the front of the property there is a lawned area and additional patio area nestled amongst an area of climbing roses.

This house is part of the Herriots Hotel which is situated next door to the property.

It is clear to see the quality of this property inside and out. Often regarded as ‘The Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales’, it’s no surprise that Skipton is a popular choice with holidaymakers.

Stroll through its quaint streets, browsing the independent shops in search for a gift to take home, admiring the colourful barges that drift along the canal or stopping off for a bite to eat in a quirky tea room or coffee shop.

There is also a traditional market that sells fresh produce throughout the year, such as local cheeses, fish, meat, and fresh vegetables.

Great for both the leisure and the active break, choose from a tour around the famous Skipton castle, or a cycle ride on the route of the Tour de Yorkshire.

Hop on board the Settle Carlisle Railway - starting from Skipton station, or uncover the natural beauty at Stepping Stones, Bolton Abbey and The Strid Ancient Woodland.

Grassington - the village of “All Creatures Great and Small” - is on your doorstep, as is Malham Cove, Janets’ Foss and many other frequently televised locations.

The Yorkshire Dales has an abundance of wooded forests, valleys full of hay meads, drystone walls and barns and many attractive towns and villages.

This first-class holiday home ticks all the boxes for a superb getaway.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £600.

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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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Maximum adults to stay at the property is 12.
Note: no stag, hen or similar.
Note: this property has a £600 Good Housekeeping Bond.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas