Ribblesdale Self Catering cottage, Bookilber Barn, Settle, sleeps 12

Areas: Ribblesdale

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Bookilber Barn
BD23 4QT

Bookilber Barn, Settle, Yorkshire
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Sleeps a maximum of: 12

Pricing From: £2474.00 - 3443.00

Set in the gorgeous Dales countryside, two miles from Settle on the Malham road, this outstanding detached barn conversion offers beautiful accommodation in breathtaking scenery.

Set amidst its own grounds, Bookilber Barn is furnished to a very high standard, seamlessly blending modern and period décor. With under-floor heating and state-of-the-art lighting systems, this property is a great location for either a family or group of friends to explore the region. Sleeping up to twelve people in total, and with a hot-tub on site, five en suite bedrooms, and movement activated floor lights en route to the master bedroom, this really is first class accommodation. This cottage featured in the Sunday Times Top 100 Cool Cottages list.


Absolutely brilliant!!
As soon as we walked through the door we were really impressed by the luxurious, immaculate accommodation. First rate quality throughout the house with brilliant views out over the dales. Loved the hot tub! Emma and the team were really helpful and nothing was too much trouble for them. We've already booked to return next year and can't wait to go back. Can't recommend it enough!

Mr Stead
Bookilber has been our autumn holiday location for the last 3 years now and it never fails to astonish us every time !! Again we enjoyed a relaxing holiday in a beautiful and fabulous Barn, we will definitely be returning can not recommend enough such a gorgeous luxurious place.
Steve S

disappointed 2nd second time
I have been here before and I was really looking forward to my second visit the road was the Sam but had a few moor pot holes on a rival we all walked in it was the Sam first class the was 11 of us we were there for a 50th birthday there we're 3 bottle of wine left it helped to get the party started every one found there room got changed to go into the hot tub and it is this that spoilt the week end it the water was so dirty couldn't see the bottom as a hot tub owner I new it was not right nex day phoned hoy tub pepole a young lady arived looked at it I don't think she could belive it she said to empty an Chang water and re heat would be 18 hours she said she would put some chemical s in to see if that would help they were that strong couldn't breath offer ? 200 compensation to devil between 11 of us had no opinion but to take it it was paid in to bank before we new it very disappointed spoilt week end

Disappointment in the Dales
Having stayed in the sister property Flat House Barn which was amazing in the dales I booked the larger sleep 12 Bookilber Barn for my 60th birthday celebrations. Disappointment started on arrival. We emptied the cars after an interesting drive to the barn down what is best described as a single track. We opened bubbly and reached for the champagne flutes only to find them dirty. We had to wash them before we could use them. We pushed through the shock and sat in the large lounge. Under the table was thick with dust including a previous occupants hair bobble! There was thick dust and hair on the wooden staircase to our bedroom. We ate and went to stack the dishwasher. It's broken. The bottom tray had lost wheels making it difficult and dangerous to use. One of the plate racks was also missing. Not a good start to our 5 star luxury break. Not a patch on the earlier experience at Flatt House property. The BBQ hadn't been cleaned since its last use ashes etc. Previous occupants had used candle holders as ash trays round the hot tub and no one had cleaned this up. I advised the rental company who did email me back their disappointment and surprise and organised for a plumber to check the dishwasher (which he confirmed will need at least a replacement bottom rack). We had a side issue to check out the hot tub which they also organised for their service provider to check (was found to be ok) Later we found a hen party balloon in on if the bedrooms and found the vacuum cleaner absolutely solid full of carpet dirt. One guest came late into the week and the single bed she used was broken! The slats not only came out several of the fittings were missing. I sent two further emails to Bossdean property about these latest findings to help them but never received a reply. Think they had had enough of me. No offer of a refund partial or otherwise just a defensive explanation from their point of view. The place has lots of room. It is in the middle of nowhere. Very easy to relax and recharge. I can see the potential. Just needs to get on top of repairs and cleaning to truly reflect 5 star luxury. This is not a cheap option it's a luxury item. On my experience I will never go back. Hopefully my feedback will be acted upon and future visitors will find things in order. If you give it a try Enjoy!

Amazing Barn, ideal for group get togethers!
What an amazing place. I booked the barn for my bestfriends hen party. The barn did not disappoint. It was fabulous inside. All the detail make is all that more amazing. On entering the barn we were hit by the smell of scented candles, a bottle of sparkiling wine and a bowl of fruit. Its the little things that count. The place is stunning. The road to access the barn is a bit bumpy but just drive slowly and I guarantee the barn is worth it.

Services / Facilities:

LPG central heating throughout, underfloor heating on ground floor, woodburner in sitting area. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer with drinks cooler, coffee maker, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, colour TV, DVD player. Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair on request. Off road parking for 6 cars. Spacious gardens, patio with garden furniture & BBQ. Hot tub. Sorry, no pets & no smoking. Shops & pubs 2 miles. Note: The owner requires a refundable Good Housekeeping Bond of £
250. Note: Check in time is 4pm.

Changeover Day


Single Beds: 2
Double Beds: 3
Twin Beds: 1

Further Amenities:
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair

Approximate Location

Map is approximate and should only be used to get a rough idea of the cottage location.

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

Malham Cove - 3.6 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Janet's Foss - 4.4 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Gordale Scar - 4.8 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Gisburn, St Mary's Church - 6.7 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Bracewell, St Michael's Church - 6.9 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Bolton-by-Bowland Church - 7.4 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Sawley Abbey - 9.3 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Skipton Castle - 9.6 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Slaidburn, St Andrew's Church - 9.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Yorkshire Dales National Park - 12.2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

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Details of facilities are believed correct at time of publication, but may be subject to change by the cottage proprietor. Up-to-the-minute facility listings will be always presented during the booking process for your approval.

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