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Brooke Barn

Skipton (4.5mls NW), North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Complex of properties
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning barn conversion nestled in the Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • Access many footpaths from the property and wander around the picturesque countryside
  • For larger groups, Lily Barn is next door to accommodate a further 6 guests

 

Property code: 84017

A real home-from-home, his lovingly-converted barn has room for the whole family to relax and explore the Yorkshire Dales, perfect for fun and fresh air.

Delve into countryside life and stay in this beautifully converted barn at the heart of a quintessential village in the Yorkshire Dales. Encircled by seemingly endless green hills, pockets of woodland and deep valleys, your accommodation sleeps eight guests in complete comfort along with two canine companions. Lace up your walking boots and navigate the rugged landscape by day with a pit stop for lunch in a country pub, then return for splendid evenings spending quality time together as the weather rages outside on cold nights.

Gently open the entrance doors to reveal a majestic open-plan living space that effortlessly blends traditional charm and contemporary elegance, inviting you to cast aside your worries and concentrate on snuggling up with a glass of something fizzing and delicious. On chilly days, the underfloor heating further heightens the hygge appeal of the ground-floor living quarters, accompanying timeless timber beams and glimpses of exposed stone. Deep sofas in the lounge area surround a wooden coffee table, an ideal spot for lingering over tea and cake. In contrast, the vast table is a splendid choice for fine dining by candlelight.

Steps lead up to the sleek kitchen area that’s characterised by its high vaulted ceilings, impressive breakfast bar and industrial-style lighting. Chic cabinetry and ample worktop space beckon for chopping up your ingredients in preparation for a feast, and integrated appliances such as the electric double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, wine fridge and dishwasher make navigating culinary matters a breeze. The coffee enthusiasts among you will take great delight in preparing a morning caffeine fix using the Nespresso coffee machine, selecting a pod for a smooth brew.

Challenge your party to some healthy competition and post-dinner drinks to round off an evening of festivities, retreating to the snug/games room to watch an exciting film on the TV. The youngest members of the group will have the joy of playing on a pool table sized just for them, or why not bring along some cards and get the grown-ups reminiscing over their favourite games? Round off with hot cocoa topped with lashings of whipped cream and some tempting marshmallows, and perhaps a drop of something extra for the assembled adults.

Weary from an evening of good food and excellent company, it is time to retire to bed and enjoy a wonderful night’s sleep. Ascending the stairs will reward you with four crisply styled double bedrooms, all featuring classic decor and sumptuously soft bedding. One of the bedrooms has sloped ceilings and low beams, so be sure to mind your head. Another bedroom has the bonus treat of an en-suite shower room, but the generous family bathroom is certainly a lavish addition with its bath and separate shower.

Practical matters have been thought of with the addition of a handy utility room to cater for any laundry needs with a washer/dryer and storage space for muddy shoes. Store your bikes after an exhilarating ride through the surrounding countryside in the bike rack provided; there’s ample space for up to eight bicycles. Off-road parking is available for three cars outside too. Your large patio area is partially enclosed by a short stone wall and pretty plants for an air of privacy. After a long day soaking up the countryside air, there is nothing quite like reclining on the garden furniture with a cold drink whilst the BBQ warms up.

  • 4 bedrooms - 4 doubles
  • 2 bathrooms - 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with shower and WC and a separate WC
  • Electric double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, wine fridge, Nespresso coffee machine
  • Utility room with washer/dryer
  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • Highchair available
  • Underfloor heating on ground floor
  • Smart TV in lounge, kitchen and snug
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Snug/games room with children's pool table
  • Patio area accessed by a few steps with furniture and charcoal BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Bike racks for 8 bikes
  • Shop 1.5 miles and pub within walking distance
  • Please note there are sloping ceilings and low beams in one of the bedrooms
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

Rylstone may be a tiny village nestled at the foot of the Yorkshire Dales, but its reputation precedes it thanks to its glittering significance as the inspiration behind Wordsworth’s famous poem ‘The White Doe of Rylstone’. Not only this, but some of its residents are the original Calendar Girls, the motivation for the well-known film. The Grade II-listed church, stone obelisk and historic cross are worth exploring for a step back in time, and there are lots of glorious scenic walks across the fells available from your front doorstep.

The historic town of Skipton (4.5 miles) is also close by and offers a host of other attractions including its very own castle. There are lots of options to eat here as well as independent shops making it a great option for a full day out. Other nearby attractions include the Kilnsey Trout Farm and horse riding at Coniston, Malham.

It's a true walker's paradise here but if you're more of a roamer than a rambler, try a stroll around the grounds of nearby Bolton Abbey (9 miles). These gorgeous ruins provide the backdrop to a particularly beautiful part of the Dales and are well worth a visit. There are a host of other attractions all within easy reach including Malham Cove and Malham Tarn (both within 10.5 miles).

Settle (19 miles) is a well-loved and bustling market town home to lots of lovely cafes, restaurants, pubs and shops. There's also a thriving market held in the town every Tuesday - the perfect place to pick up everything from flowers to dinner that night. If real ale is your thing, there are three fantastic real ale pubs set around the marketplace, so you can choose which one to try each evening! Just outside of town, you can hop on the Settle to Carlisle railway, one of the most scenic routes in the UK.

Crossing into the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Pateley Bridge (15 miles) is a charming little market town, very typical of this area of Yorkshire. The main street is peppered with cafes, restaurants, local stores, quality butchers and a wine shop; everything you need to stock up for your stay. You'll also find the self-proclaimed 'Oldest Sweet Shop in England' here dating back to the early 1800s. From here, there are plenty of local attractions and stunning natural sights within easy driving distance including the fabulous Brimham Rocks (19 miles).

Kirsten Wilcock

This property is personally managed by Kirsten.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Amanda 16th February 2024

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Probably one of the prettiest barns we have stayed in. Beautifully appointed. Everything you could possibly need As it is just off a lay-by there is noise but the owners do not hide this fact - just be aware of it, but it certainly will not spoil your stay The walks are out of this world. If you love walking you will be in heaven Hot water runs outRead more quickly, but this is probably because we take longer showers than we should An outstanding property and highly recommend Hide

Reviewed by Kirstie 29th December 2023

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We were thoroughly impressed by the house, very high standard, much bigger than we thought from the photos! Check in was smooth and we had a lovely welcome package waiting for us. It was perfect for our group of 6 adults, 3 babies, a toddler and 2 dogs. Thank you so much for your hospitality!

Reviewed by Leigh 3rd November 2023

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The barn was beautiful and spacious. The kitchen was very well stocked with cutlery and crockery. The beds were also very cosy and comfortable. However, due to the inability to heat the living room and bedrooms to keep us comfortably warm throughout the day and evening we had to leave a day early.

Reviewed by Nathan 21st October 2023

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A lovely, spacious barn, nicely decorated and very clean. Good location for local areas and a nice pub a 20-25 minute walk away. The barn has everything youd need and comfortably fills 8 people I would say (we were a party of 6 and it was very comfortable). The only downside is the noise from the busy main road adjacent to the property which woke uRead mores up earlier than we wouldve liked most mornings as the busy traffic built up. Hide

Reviewed by Fiona 5th October 2023

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Lovely stonebuilt barn easily accessible for Skipton, Bolton Abbey etc. Quirky and spacious with the advantage of Lilly Barn next door if you're lucky enough to book both for an occassion.

Reviewed by Geoffrey 29th September 2023

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This was a very lovely barn conversion, exceptionally well equipped. Ideal for visiting the Yorkshire dales. We were all blown away when first entering the property at the standard of furnishing and space available. More than enough room for 8 people staying, even there was only 6 of us but 3 different generations.

Reviewed by Clare 7th July 2023

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Lovely properties- we rented both barns. Worked beautifully for our large group of friends and kids. We all enjoyed the pool table and great hangout spaces in the kitchen and living/dining room.

Reviewed by Jamie 16th June 2023

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Fantastic. A really lovely house that has been tastefully renovated - cannot fault any of the design. Beds were super comfy, showers hot and powerful and the communal areas were extremely spacious. The rear outdoor area gets the sun all of the day - perfect for a few drinks and a BBQ.

Reviewed by Molly 5th June 2023

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We stayed at Brooke Barn for our Grandmas 80th Birthday, for 4 nights. From the moment we arrived we loved everything about the barn and its location. It is decorated and equipped so well for any needs whilst staying. We were so pleased that there was a gate across the stairs in the back patio area, which isnt shown in photos, as it allowed us to lRead moreet our dog roam freely with no worries. We couldnt recommend this cottage enough, so clean and luxurious. Such a lovely week in a great location. Hide

Reviewed by Rachael 14th April 2023

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Reviewed by John 11th April 2023

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Reviewed by David 7th April 2023

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Lovely property, clean, warm, great location for visiting places like Skipton and Harrogate. Kitchen well stocked. Lovely toilets and bathrooms. The only negative for me was the lack of a secure area / garden for the dogs. Probably my fault for not reading the reviews properly. We would definitely go back though. Thanks

Reviewed by Berny 24th February 2023

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Wonderful cottage with excellent modern facilities and perfect location for our family of 7 adults and 2 dogs to visit sights in the Dales. Despite some other comments, we didn't find the noise from main road any problem. Worth noting that WiFi speed is low (<10Mbps) so not suited to working calls/multiple devices at once, but that's not a complainRead moret, just for awareness as out of owner's control. Owners very helpful with advice on the heating. Hide

Reviewed by Shirley 9th December 2022

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We arrived at Brook Barn as a party of 8 to celebrate our daughters 21st birthday. The barn more than exceeded our expectations. The barn is very well equipped and very comfortable. The weather was extremely cold, it even snowed, but despite the weather the barn was warm and cosy. There is plenty of space and we also enjoyed a game or two of pool iRead moren the Games Room. Overall I can highly recommend Brook Barn and would be very happy to visit again. Hide

Reviewed by Rebecca 2nd December 2022

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Reviewed by Nick 11th November 2022

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An excellent, very sociable and well equipped barn/cottage. Parking, outdoor areas, equipment, comfort & close proximity to amenities was fantastic. We would definitely return & recommend

Reviewed by David 14th October 2022

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Everything already discussed in previous section.

Reviewed by Sarah 14th August 2022

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Lovely house with great facilities and really well equipped. Wonderful area to walk and visit Malham and York. Very friendly owners with great communication.

Reviewed by Claire 5th August 2022

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This is a lovely, property with a lot of space. The beds are very comfortable and the bathrooms nice. Its a pity some locally sourced toiletries werent showcased. It is situated right on a constantly busy road- if youre a light sleeper, or at all concerned about noise then its not great. The rear patio is pleasant and gets sun all day. Its not veryRead more private, and if you have a dog then its not really secure as the walls are too low. Its a good base from which to explore the NY Dales. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 22nd July 2022

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What an absolutely beautiful cottage, we didn't want to leave!! Road noise took bit of getting used to but wouldn't stop me from returning, I honestly can't believe how stunning it was, the cottage is equipped with everything you need for an amazing getaway. The spacious living area means everyone has space to sit with or without each other, the gaRead moremes room was a hit!! With teenagers in our group they loved it Hide

Reviewed by Anthony 24th June 2022

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The barn is a lovely conversion with comfy beds and well equipped. Good location for the dales. It is however right on a very busy noisy road which kept us awake in the early hours. Also as a barn it is quite dark and we had to have the lights on the whole time. The welcome pack was disappointing and had mouldy bread, which was replaced. We had to Read morebuy our own washing liquid, sufficient toilet rolls and scourers and only one tea towel. These small things count. The Cracoe pub does excellent food Hide

Reviewed by Karen 3rd June 2022

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We loved our stay at Brooke Barn. Great place for large families, loads of space and the pool table was well used. We enjoyed two BBQs during our stay. Barn is well equipped.

Reviewed by Timothy 23rd May 2022

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Reviewed by Davina 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Tracey 6th May 2022

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Totally stunning barn conversion. It was perfect for our family, 7 adult who had plenty of space to spread out and not be on top of one another. The location is perfect for local walks and for trips further into the dales. Dont miss a meal at the Devonshire in Cracoe the food is delicious. Dont hesitate to book this place its well worth it.

Reviewed by Olivia 22nd April 2022

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Fabulous cottage, perfect for a big family birthday! Excellent location for walking trails and local villages and towns!

Reviewed by Kathryn 8th April 2022

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Stunning property; incredibly well equipped and comfortable. Lots of space inside so great on the rainy days with a young family; and wonderful walks from the front door. Perfect location. We loved it!

Reviewed by Peter 1st April 2022

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We were a group of 6 adults and 2 children. The barn has plenty of space for everyone to spread out and well equipped for catering for a large group. We enjoyed being able to walk to the pub in Cracoe and had an excellent meal at the Old Hall in Threshfield.

Reviewed by Heather 25th March 2022

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The only down side to this lovely property was its proximity to the road which although a B road was quite busy and noisy - particularly at night

Reviewed by Frances 18th March 2022

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Very well equipped with quality and comfortable items. The bedding was especially good. I would recommend Brooke Barn as an ideal place to stay with family and/or friends as it is laid out perfectly for socialising. Plenty of room to accommodate 8 guests easily.

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