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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: £313.00 - 714.00

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.


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

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.

Fantastic holiday cottage
Niffany Barn is a great place to stay - the accommodation is spacious, comfortable and very well equipped (even a tea cosy!) with magical views of the canal and surrounding countryside. We particularly appreciated the milk in the fridge when we arrived so we could have a cup of tea before venturing out to the supermarket, the lazyboy sofas and armchair and the very comfortable mattresses. The location is also good - 15-20 minutes walk along the towpath into Skipton meant that we could leave the car behind on a couple of days when we went to Skipton Castle and woods and when we got the train to Saltaire and Leeds. Easy access to lots of interesting walks and the Dales. Only slight downside was that only two of us could use wifi at one time and wifi on laptop seemed very slow.

A lovely charming cottage. The cottage had a lovely ambiance, and it's very private especially the garden which is a great sun trap. There is a designated space to park for one car and plenty of car parking availability a few steps away. There were fab walks on the doorstep.
Mr Smith



Parking Space
Linen provided
Towels provided
Washing Machine
High Chair


Single Beds

Double Beds


Full electric central heating with additional heating from woodburning stove in sitting room
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
Fuel and power included in rent
Fuel for woodburning stove provided on honesty box basis
Bed linen and towels included in rent
Travel cot and highchair
Off road parking for 3 cars
Garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
One well behaved pet welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Shops and pubs 1 mile

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Nearest Attractions

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

Skipton Castle - 1.3 miles (Castle) 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

Gisburn, St Mary's Church - 8.8 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

East Riddlesden Hall - 8.9 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

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