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Swallow Barn

Silsden, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 912256)


Very good

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Review(s)

  • “You get what it says on the tin.”

    Warm. Comfortable. Clean. We had a lovely week away. Would highly recommend to anyone. Thankyou.

    Warm. Comfortable. Clean. We had a lovely week away. Would highly recommend to anyone. Thankyou.

    - Mrs Brew, October 2021

The property

Silsden 2 miles.

A fantastic stone-built, semi-detached barn conversion set on the owner’s small working farm, high above the Aire Valley, two miles from Silsden and six miles from Bolton Abbey.

This lovely Dales cottage near Silsden offers impressive accommodation in a rural location, ideal for large family groups to get away from it all and enjoy a memorable holiday together.

This Silsden cottage exudes elegance and country character, with modern touches like underfloor heating seamlessly combined with the many original features, including a stone floor, old apex beams and exposed stonework.

The cosy, sociable living accommodation has an open plan design including a kitchen, dining area, sitting area with cosy woodburner and a spectacular turned staircase leading to the bedroom suites; a modern layout taking advantage of the spacious accommodation.

Upstairs, the landing is beautifully lit with large Velux windows set into the ceiling.

The five comfortable bedrooms in this Silsden cottage comprise three with fabulous en-suites, whilst the main bathroom includes a luxurious freestanding bath and separate shower cubicle.

With wonderful walks from the doorstep leading through the nearby woods and across the fells, with many complete with lovely, long-distant views, this Yorkshire Dales cottage provides guests with rural living at its finest.

Set between beautiful Bolton Abbey, with charming riverside walks and picnic areas, and historic Haworth, a short drive brings you to the popular market town of Skipton, which holds regular markets on its cobbled main street, offers relaxed boat trips along the canal, and is home a fascinating Norman castle well worth exploring.

To the north lies Wharfedale, with the charming town of Grassington renowned for its traditional country pubs, shops and restaurants.

This Silsden cottage is a lovely holiday home, perfect for family and friends to enjoy this scenic and much loved corner of the Yorkshire Dales.


  • Five bedrooms: 2 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 3 x twin (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC)
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner
  • Utility.
  • Gas underfloor central heating with woodburner
  • Range cooker with 3 x electric ovens, 6-ring gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Free Sat TV, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Secure bike storage
  • Private patio garden with furniture
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Dogs would need to be kept on lead at all time outside as this is a working farm
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: Natural water supply from spring
  • Note: No stag/hen or similar
  • Please Note: Due to the current Government Guidelines regarding the "rule of 6" this owner has reduced the prices at Swallow Barn to enable parties of 6 and under to enjoy the property at a competitive rate

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About the location


Bolton Abbey 8.5 miles; Ilkley 8.5 miles; Skipton 9 miles.

The pretty town of Silsden, set on the edge of the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park, commands sweeping views of the River Aire and its valley, and has a thriving community with local amenities. Although Silsden was originally an agricultural town, the construction of the nearby Leeds and Liverpool Canal meant that it later became an important centre for the mill industry, however the local economy is now largely supported by tourism, and it has become a perfect place to stay and explore the local area. Down the Aire Valley lies historic Skipton, known as “The Gateway to the Dales”, a quaint market town 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 2008, the Academy of Urbanism voted the high street as the best shopping spot in Britain. In the next valley lies Addingham, a thriving, small community with several good pubs serving fine ale and excellent food, a scattering of small shops and a delightful golf course surrounded by breathtaking countryside. Nearby Bolton Abbey is one of the region's most scenic areas and the walk along the river to the Strid is a must. The Victorian Spa town of Ilkley is also worth a visit, with its wide streets, world-famous Box Tree Restaurant and Bettys Tea Rooms, while Ilkley Moor is the subject of Yorkshire's unofficial anthem “On Ilkla Moor Baht at”. With steam railways offering regular excursions through stunning scenery, canal day trips, castles and pretty market towns all available nearby, Silsden is a wonderful base for touring the Bronte Country and North and West Yorkshire.

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season