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Lily Barn

Skipton (4.5mls NW), North Yorkshire
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautiful converted barn with thoughtful attention to detail
  • Idyllic location in the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park
  • For larger groups, Brooke Barn (84017) is next door to accommodate a further eight guests
Property code: 84014

This gorgeous stone barn provides the perfect base for families and groups of friends to explore the picturesque countryside of the Yorkshire Dales.

Take a look at this impressive property set at the heart of a tranquil Yorkshire Dales village and start planning an unforgettable stay for your party of six. Ideal for couples, families and friends reacquainted, your accommodation is effortlessly stylish yet completely comfortable for burrowing under a blanket with a mug of hot cocoa clasped in your palms. By day, your surroundings are your playground with miles of glorious countryside to peruse and pretty towns and villages to discover.

The attractive exterior gives way to an impressive entrance hall where you can cast aside your muddy boots after your day’s adventures. Bright and spacious with subtle lighting, timber beams and heaps of personality, the open-plan lounge/diner is a hub of activity on cosy afternoons. Dived by an exposed stone wall with a TV embedded at its centre, the overall effect is an eclectic blend of contemporary convenience and period charm, as also demonstrated by the attractive combination of artistic furniture, elegant lighting and parquet flooring. Uncork a bottle of wine and snuggle up to watch your favourite films, dipping into a bowl of buttery popcorn, or take up residence at the vast dining table for card games and chatter. You’ll have ample seating for eight to linger over candlelit meals, savouring every mouthful.

The kitchen is undeniably chic with its high ceilings, stylish cabinetry and a marvellous array of appliances including an electric double oven, induction hob, microwave, wine fridge, fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. Craft your hand-selected items purchased from the nearby towns and villages into delicious meals fit for a feast, perching at the breakfast bar to relax whilst they cook, perhaps even delving into your welcome pack to sample some of the goodies and whet your appetite. Another exposed stone wall makes this exclusive room feel as serene as an art gallery, so it is the perfect spot for creating culinary masterpieces. Alternatively, slip through the back door and sizzle up a storm using the BBQ, settling down to dine alfresco on the balmiest of summer evenings.

The patio garden has tiling underfoot and is bordered by potted plants, all partially enclosed by a short stone wall and a small sweep of shrubbery. The gravelled area beyond offers off-road parking for two cars, and you’ll also discover bike racks for up to six bicycles. In terms of practicality, the utility room is just off from the kitchen and is equipped with a washer/dryer.

A glass-framed stairwell leads upstairs to the three bedrooms on the first floor, all of which boast the comfiest of double beds, beautiful beamed ceilings and soft lighting. Two of the bedrooms have dramatically sloped ceilings, so be sure to mind your head as you retire for the night! You’ll also have the added bonus of a private en-suite shower room in one of the bedrooms, an utter treat for invigorating showers to start the day. Completing this former barn is a lavish bathroom with unusual fixtures of fittings such as a curved bath and a separate shower cubicle complete with interestingly shaped faucets.

  • 3 bedrooms - doubles
  • 1 bathroom with bath, separate shower and WC, 1 en-suite shower room with WC and 1 separate WC
  • Electric double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, wine fridge and Nespresso coffee machine
  • Utility room with washer/dryer
  • Welcome pack on arrival
  • Highchair available
  • Underfloor heating on ground floor
  • Smart TV in lounge and kitchen
  • Patio area- accessed by a few steps down with furniture and charcoal BBQ
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike racks for 6 bikes
  • Shop 1.5 miles and pub within walking distance
  • Please note there are sloping ceilings and low beams in 2 of the double 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 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mark 29th December 2022

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The property was very well equipped and importantly for us dog friendly. We had no complaints.

Reviewed by Andy 2nd December 2022

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CONS. Cottage very draughty, wind blows through double front doors ( no wind proofing fitted!!!) heating takes hours to warm up . Parking at rear different levels to next door, cracked Slabs ( unsafe) at night very dark, Out buildings very untidy / ugly . No shelves in bathrooms for toiletries Property dusty even wrote a message on the furniture PRead moreROS. Kitchen lovely , very big , well equipped very nice dining/TV area , shower room very good. Good location. Hide

Reviewed by T 23rd September 2022

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Reviewed by Sarah 2nd September 2022

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On entering the barn I was surprised at how big the kitchen and living area was. The photos really dont do the barn justice. All of the equipment and furnishings are of high quality. As previous reviews have mentioned the barn is right next to a B road and therefore you can hear noise from it and this is reflected in the rental cost. However, on thRead moree plus side it does mean that getting to nearby skipton is very easy. All in all we would return to Lily Barn. Hide

Reviewed by Sharon 19th August 2022

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We had a lovely holiday week at Lily Barn. It was very modern, clean, comfortable and it had everything we could want. A great location with lots of things to do nearby. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Mandy 5th August 2022

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My family and I enjoyed a really happy time at Lily Barn. When you step into the barn you feel the love, its absolutely beautiful and lovingly restored. It is well equipped and pampers to your needs. My soak in the tub after a hike up to Rylstone Cross and Cracoe Obelisk was special. The barn is just off the main road and you can hear the traffic pRead moreassing by, but all the other positives far outweigh this. The Dales hold a special place in my heart and after my visit to Lily Barn, it does too. Hide

Reviewed by Carol 29th July 2022

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We had a very enjoyable and comfortable stay in Lily Barn. The accommodation was excellent, of a high standard, and was very well equipped and supplied. It is close to a road which is busy at times, but we were not disturbed by noise. There are many places to visit using Lily Barn as a base.

Reviewed by Peter 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Malou 1st July 2022

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Incredibly comfortable, well-appointed accommodation in a location that was perfect for walking and visiting the area. Communication with the owners was excellent. We re happy to recommend Li,y Barn, and would be more than happy to book again.

Reviewed by Xian 24th June 2022

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Well presented, high quality, and very clean. Easy access to the Yorkshire dales. traffics noise can be heard from bedrooms. It took me a couple of nights to get used to it. Maybe need to bring ear plugs. Otherwise a great property and would return.

Reviewed by Mandy 17th June 2022

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Great location for traveling around the popular locations in the dales and close to Skipton and a fantastic farm shop . On a busy road so not for those who want peace in the early morning but think thats reflected in the good value price .

Reviewed by Alison 22nd April 2022

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Lily Barn is a real gem! A truly beautiful barn conversion, creatively presented and so well equipped. Its warm, welcoming and very comfortable. The spacious living areas are delightful and the bedrooms all beautifully appointed. Kitchen and utility provide all thats needed along with a lovely welcome basket. The barn is perfectly located between SRead morekipton and Grassington so many walks and inviting pubs are easily accessible. Just a great holiday all round. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 1st April 2022

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Beautifully renovated barn with ample space and home comforts. Loved the area for exploring despite the awful weather.

Reviewed by Alison 4th March 2022

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Loved this place, stayed at many different ones.The best so far

Reviewed by Luke 11th February 2022

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Booked for a family trip, the venue was fantastic! Stunning property, spec to a very high standard, very well equipped and good location. The property managers reached out with welcome message and easy to follow instructions before arrival. Good walks from the front door, pub in walking distance and larger villages / towns within short driving distRead moreance. Brilliant stay, I would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Grace 21st January 2022

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We had a good stay at Lily Barn and the property was well equipped, clean and very welcoming. However, the road which passes directly next to the house is very busy and noisy and can be heard from inside the bedrooms, waking us each morning. The stairs and back steps were difficult for the older guests in our party and caused a trip hazard. OverallRead more, we enjoyed our stay and appreciated the quality of the decor and furnishings but would seek a quieter location for our next holiday next time Hide

Reviewed by Lynda 22nd December 2021

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Beautiful accommodation - road is quite busy with a lot of HGV traffic - not the owners fault ! Lovely welcome pack which was very well received. Very spacious building

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