About Elbeck Barn
Welcome to Elbeck Barn, a beautiful stone-built property nestling on the banks of the River Skirfare in gorgeous Littondale. Dating back to the 1700s, this fabulous 2-bedroom property offers spacious and elegant accommodation and is surrounded by some of the most breath-taking scenes 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 a stone's throw away too, and for those who just want to sit back and enjoy the view, almost every room in the house offers a spectacular vista.
Elbeck Barn 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 a large and comfortable sofa with easy chair, perfect for curling up on each evening. There's a TV & DVD player in here if you want to bring along some family favourites, and Wi-Fi is also provided. Books and maps are available for off-line entertainment. 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. The sturdy and traditional kitchen features solid Pippy Oak units and a sleek black granite work-top. 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 circular oak table sits in the centre of the dining space, with warm oak floorboards underfoot. A lovely spot for dining whatever the time of day.
There are two delightful bedrooms in Elbeck Barn, 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 dressed in the finest crisp cotton sits at the heart of the main bedroom space and exposed walls and trusses gives the room lots of character. The family shower room is also on ground level and offers underfloor heating with a luxury double shower. The ideal place to take stock and have an invigorating shower after a day's hking in the surrounding hills.
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 3 people. This room also has the advantage of access to its own shower room and WC on this floor.
Let's look outside. The setting for Elbeck 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.
Elbeck Barn welcomes babies under 12 months only and children over the age of 10. Please note there is no bath at the property.
Please note this property requires payment of a £150 security deposit.
Elbeck Barn 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 excellent Queens Arms is an Alistair Sawday recommended pub and is just a stone's throw from the cottage, and you can order take-away from here if you fancy an easy option one night!
The picture postcard villages of Kettlewell, Arncliffe and Grassington are within easy reach and are all well worth a visit. Just a few miles further you'll find the vibrant market town of Settle home to lots of lovely cafes, restaurants pubs and shops including the famous Ye Olde Naked Man Café in the square. 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. In town you can also hop on the Settle to Carlisle railway, one of the most scenic routes in the UK which take you over the well-known Ribblehead viaduct.
The historic town of Skipton 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 marking 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. These gorgeous ruins provide the backdrop to a particularly beautiful part of the Dales and are well worth a visit. Top it off with dinner in the Michelin-starred Burlington restaurant found in the Devonshire Arms close to the Abbey.