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Yorkshire Dales Self Catering cottage, Niffany Barn, Skipton, sleeps 6

Areas: Yorkshire Dales

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Niffany Barn

Niffany Barn, Skipton, Yorkshire

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 6

Pricing From: £431

This stone-built, semi-detached barn conversion is located on a working farm on the outskirts of the market town of Skipton, and can sleep 6 people in 3 bedrooms.

Niffany Barn is a stone-built, semi-detached barn conversion, set on a working farm on the outskirts of the market town of Skipton. The cottage can sleep up to six people in three ground floor bedrooms - one super king-size double with en-suite (shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC), one single, which can be a king-size double on request with the use of an additional 2’6” pull-out bed and one super king-size double (zip and link bed), which can be a twin on request. On the first floor there is a bathroom with bath, separate shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.

In an 'upside down' style, the living accommodation is on the first floor and includes a kitchen with dining area, a sitting room with woodburning stove and a hallway. Outside there is off road parking for three cars and a garden with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. With lovely views from the property and the amenities of Skipton close by, Niffany Barn is a great base for a family holiday in the Yorkshire Dales.


Beautiful comfortable cottage in an excellent location. We came for Grassington Christmas market and Skipton market and the cottatge was well placed for both. Everything we needed was there, comfy beds and plenty of space for 6 of us. Skipton an easy walk along the tow path so no need to struggle in with the car. Would definitely like to visit in the summer and do some exploring of the surrounding area. Many thanks to the owners.
Julie E

Excellent cottage near Skipton
We stayed at Niffany Barn when we attended a friend's Friday wedding in the area, with 6 of us looking to make a weekend of it. We would highly recommend Jennette and these recent additions to her farm. Although we didn't see Jennette in person, communication by e-mail and 'phone was good, and she was flexible in accommodating our arrival time. The location is great: we walked into Skipton for dinner on the Sat evening (~25 minute walk via canal towpath or road), and took advantage of the proximity to the dales going for a 3 hour circular walk out from the front door taking in Thorlby, Sharp Haw, and the towpath towards Liverpool. The cottage itself is well appointed. After a long day of dancing and ushering we very much appreciated the comfortable beds, and on the rainy Sat morning we took full advantage of the 1st floor living room with it's reclining chairs, wood burning stove (with wood provided), and views of the canal, hills, and garden. All the rooms were very clean, everything worked, and there was enough parking for our three cars. Many thanks!
Paul U

16 happy legs
Located on the side of the Leeds to Liverpool canal we all found Niffany an ideal site for the Dales . You can walk into Skipton town in around 25 minutes or head the other way to Gargrave around 4 miles will take around 80 minutes along the tow path . The upside down accommadation gives great views of the canal and beyond . All bedrooms are clean and good sized with comfortable beds . Upstairs theres a large lounge with multifuel stove and reclining sofa,s the kitchen follows suit been well appointed along with bathroom with bath and shower .Outside there is small paved area with seating ,gas BBQ,small raised grass area and parking for two cars Visited Malham cove , great for walking and lunched at The Lister Arms (Butchers board recommended) . Keelham farm shop a short drive is good for your groceries or eating out . Also on site are a row of three new cottages and a caravan and camping site . Thoroughly enjoyed our stay with two generations and two dogs

A Wonderful Holiday Let
Niffany Barn is situated on a working farm next to the Leeds Liverpool Canal. The property is new and well furnished. It is well equipped and the owners are pleasant and helpful. the property allows holidaymakers to take their pets. The lounge has a multi-fuel stove which makes the room warm and cosy. The heating system is efficient and keeps the property warm. It is an ideal spot for a holiday in the Yorkshire Dales.
Ian F

Perfect location for the Dales
Clean, comfortable and welcoming. The barn is on a working farm next to the Leeds & Liverpool canal. The walk into Skipton (30 mins) along the towpath is picturesque and interesting. The property has the bedrooms on the ground floor with the large lounge and kitchen / dining room upstairs, which might deter the infirm. Strong wi-fi signal. Niffany Barn is close to the Skipton by-pass which makes it ideal for exploring the Dales without having to drive through the town.



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cooker Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
High Chair High Chair
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


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Family Beds


Electric central heating with woodburning stove
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel and power inc in rent
Fuel for woodburning stove provided on honesty box basis
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Travel cot and highchair
Off road parking for 3 cars
Garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
Two well-behaved dogs welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shops and pubs 1 mile
Note: There is a small campsite on the farm approximately 250 yards from the cottage
Note: Due to the property being set on a working farm, please ensure dogs are kept on a lead when outside (can be off leads in private garden)
Note: Cottage next to a canal, children to be supervised at all times
Note: Road noise can be heard when sat in garden

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Nearest Attractions

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

Skipton Castle - 1.3 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Barden Tower - 6.1 miles (Castle) Heritage Rating

Barden Bridge - 6.2 miles (Historic Building) Heritage Rating

The Strid - 6.6 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Bolton Abbey - 6.7 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

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

Janet's Foss - 8.2 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Malham Cove - 8.3 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Parcevall Hall Gardens - 8.4 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Gordale Scar - 8.5 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

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