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Elbeck Barn

Kettlewell, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A unique, chocolate-box cottage dating back to the 1700s sleeping up to 5 across 2 bedrooms
  • Located within the very heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park which overlooks the Skirfare River and views of the  fells in every direction
  • Spend your evenings in the local pub which is within half a mile of the Elbeck Barn or stock up on local produce from the nearby towns & villages which are a short  scenic drive away.
  • Make the most of  this stunning location which is within easy reach of the picturesque villages of Kettlewell, Arncliffe, Grassington, Settle & Leyburn
  • The vibrant market town of Settle, boasting charming shops and eateries, is 17 miles away
  • Strike out on a walk to uncover the beauty of the famous Three Peaks
Property code: G0056

Homely cottage nestled on the banks of the River Skirfare in the gorgeous dale of Littondale, offering spacious accommodation to be enjoyed by families looking to bask in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside.

Welcome to this beautiful stone-built property nestling on the banks of the River Skirfare in gorgeous Littondale. Dating back to the 1700s, this fabulous two-bedroom property offers spacious and elegant accommodation and is surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery in the Yorkshire Dales. Set in the heart of the National Park, it's heaven for walkers and cyclists with stunning routes in every direction. There's an excellent foodie pub and for those who just want to sit back and enjoy the view, almost every room in the house offers a spectacular vista.

This is one of those unique holiday cottages that offer something incredibly special; that elusive combination of a chocolate-box exterior, charming rooms and a picture-perfect location - and all of it presented immaculately. Driving down the Dale you'll find this handsome cottage set right by the river, a really magical setting that sets the tone for your stay.

Inside the property has been designed to maximise the glorious views of the Dales with the large and welcoming sitting room set on the first floor. This fine-looking room boasts a roaring open fire within an impressive stone fireplace and chimney, exposed stone walls and king trusses dating back to the 18th century. Gathered around the fire is comfy seating, perfect for curling up on each evening. There's a TV and DVD player in here if you want to bring along some family favourites, and Wi-Fi is also provided. The mullioned window and window seat in here afford the most fabulous views of the surrounding fells and river.

The farmhouse kitchen and dining hall are on the ground floor. In the sturdy and traditional kitchen, you'll find all the usual mod cons including a dishwasher, oven and hob. There's also a wine-cooler to keep your bottles at the perfect drinking temperature. A separate utility houses a large fridge/freezer, microwave and door to the garden patio. A handsome farmhouse table sits in the centre of the dining space, a lovely spot for dining whatever the time of day.

There are two delightful bedrooms in this pretty holiday cottage, the first of which is a sumptuous master suite set on the ground floor. Split over two levels this large and elegant room offers a separate sitting area with gorgeous views from the large picture windows. A king-size bed sits at the heart of the main bedroom space and exposed walls and trusses give the room lots of character. The family shower room is on ground level and offers underfloor heating with a double shower.

The second bedroom is a very sweet twin room on the first floor, again boasting those original exposed beams overhead. A further single bed is set on the mezzanine level in this room so it will sleep up to three people. This room also has the advantage of access to its own shower room and WC on this floor.

Outside, the setting is hard to beat and the lovely lawned gardens and terraced areas take full advantage of the surrounding views. Settle down with a glass of fizz by the river and enjoy the sights and sounds of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. And for those warm summer evenings, patio furniture and a charming old stone BBQ is provided right by the river, so you can enjoy them long into the night.

This holiday home welcomes babies under 12 months only and children over the age of 10. Please note there is no bath at the property.



Please note there is a refundable £150 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size bedroom, 1 twin bedroom with additional single bed sleeps 4 + 1
  • 2 en-suite shower rooms with WCs
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine
  • Open fire  and feature fireplace
  • Central heating
  • Off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub within half a mile
  • Shops are a  short drive in nearby Villages and Towns.
  • Built in BBQ
  • Outside seating area
  • LCD TV
  • Babies in arms and children over the age of 10 years are welcome
  • Underfloor heating
  • Security deposit of £150 payable

The cottage is in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in the stunning dale of Littondale. From the cottage you can enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding countryside stretching all the way to Pen-y-Ghent. And of course as you would expect the surrounding countryside here is simply paradise for walkers and cyclists, perfect if you want to just strike out from the cottage without having to jump in the car.

The picture-postcard villages of Kettlewell (8 miles), Arncliffe (3 miles) and Grassington (11 miles) are within easy reach and all well worth a visit. A 12-mile drive will take you to the vibrant market town of Settle, 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 that night’s dinner. In town you can also hop on the Settle to Carlisle railway, one of the most scenic routes in the UK, which will take you over the well-known Ribblehead Viaduct.

The historic town of Skipton is 18 miles away and offers a host of attractions including its very own castle. There are lots of options here for dining as well as independent shops, making it a great option for a full day out.

It's a true walker's dream here and you are very close to the famous Three Peaks. If you're more of a roamer than a rambler, try a stroll around the grounds of nearby Bolton Abbey (19 miles). These gorgeous ruins provide the backdrop to a particularly beautiful part of the Dales and are well worth a visit.

This property is personally managed by Rachel.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Joan 28th February 2020

Elbeck Barn is situated 20 yards from the banks of the River Skirfare in the peaceful Viillage of Litton in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This converted barn is fully equipped and furnished to a standard which will impress anyone seeking high standards of comfort in a beautiful setting where peace and tranquillity abound. Holiday Read moreactivities, walking,cycling and exploring the beautiful Yorkshire Dales are on the doorstep and the quite excellent Queens Arms is a short walk away. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 30th September 2019

Comfortable,warm and in a great location

Reviewed by Clare 13th September 2019

Elbeck Barn was the perfect holiday retreat - very comfortable & in the most beautiful location. We particularly enjoyed sitting in the little garden by the river in the September sunshine & snuggling down in front of the wonderful open fire when the weather cooled down. Wonderful walks & pubs to enjoy nearby & knockout views.

Reviewed by Claudia 26th July 2019

A beautiful cottage in the most stunning location. The cottage is fully equipped, has a great range of reading material, delightful sitting room upstairs with a view of the valley, and a lovely terrace by the river. A great local pub with The Queen's Arms only a short walk from the front door. We can recommend the walk by the river down to ArncliffRead moree, the walk at Malham Cove and the drive over to Settle. Hide

Reviewed by Angela 3rd June 2019

Lovely cottage, lovely location, the cottage is well furnished and has character, open fire, exposed stone and a lovely hidden patio area by the river.It also boasts a nice pub with great atmosphere, which serves good food and well kept beer.

Reviewed by Sherry 17th May 2019

Beautiful holiday cottage with quality furnishings and fittings throughout. Very peaceful local and a most unusual dry river bed at the bottom of the garden. There is a very good pub that serves excellent food a short walk away. Good walks from the cottage.

Reviewed by Lisa 26th April 2019

We had a wonderful week in this beautiful cottage, with stillness and tranquility and stunning views to gaze upon from both cottage and riverside gardens, only the bleating of little lambs to break the silence. The cottage is stylish and has quality furnishings to keep you very comfortable. There are splendid walks right by the cottage and the QueeRead morens Arms pub is excellent. Elbeck Barn and Litton will capture your hearts! Hide

Reviewed by Benn 23rd February 2019

Had a fantastic week at Elbeck. Littondale a great base and so many great walks from the door along with others a short drive away. Local pub very nice and would totally recommend staying here

Reviewed by Bev 29th December 2018

We've just spent the best Christmas ever at this beautiful cottage! It's absolutely gorgeous and we loved everything about it and every minute we spent in it. It's very well equipped and we had a lovely Christmas hamper from the owners as well as a stocking for our daughter. The surroundings are also beautiful although we didn't really spend enoughRead more time out and about - we were too happy inside! The local pub The Queens Arms is great. Sue kept in contact and was very helpful and friendly. I really didn't want to leave and hope to go back some time. Would highly recommend Elbeck Barn, you won't be disappointed. Hide

Reviewed by Carole 29th September 2018

Lovely cottage. Very nicely decorated. Very well equipped, had every thing you would ever need. Beautiful peaceful spot.

Reviewed by John 19th September 2018

An excellent all round experience

Reviewed by sue 20th August 2018

A fabulous very comfortable cottage with a lovely pub in the village. A great location as could just walk into the countryside from Elbeck Barn itself. The kitchen was properly equipped and as we like to cook, that was important to us and often a problem in rented cottages. Despite the rain, we could enjoy the views and were even able to sit by theRead more river - once it appeared - one evening. Hide

Reviewed by Carolyn 6th August 2018

Truly magical location. Cottage was so cosy and quaint. Lived up to all expectations.

Reviewed by Sallie 29th July 2018

We look for properties that are warm, have a well-equipped kitchen, a comfortable sitting area, and a good shower. After a long days walking, we also appreciated the large master suite bed. This elegant cottage has it all in a peaceful location, with walks from the doorstep and a pub within an easy stroll. There is good shopping a drive away in Read moreSettle and Skipton. This is an ideal property to 'get away from it all' but with the ability to stay wifi connected if you need it. To us, it was a hidden gem. Hide

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With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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