Niffany Barn, Skipton

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.

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Summary
  •   Max. Occupancy 6
  •   Bedrooms 3
  •   Bathrooms 2
  •   Changeover Friday
Features
  •   Pets Allowed
  •   Towels Provided
  •   Linen Provided
  •   Dishwasher
  •   Cooker
  •   Fridge
  •   Washing Machine
  •   Television
  •   High Chair
  •   Cots
  •   Kettle
  •   Garden
  •   Log Burner
  •   Wifi
  •   Farm Setting
  •   Part of a Group
  •   Parking Available
  •   Ground Floor Accommodation

Accommodation Details

Three ground floor bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x single (can be king-size double on request with use of additional 2'6" pull-out bed), 1 x super king-size double (zip and link - can be twin on request). First floor bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC. First floor kitchen with dining area. First floor sitting room with woodburning stove. Ground floor hallway.

Amenities & Facilities

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 approx. 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.

Location Details

Skipton is known as The Gateway to the Dales. The Lake District and the West Coast are also within easy driving distance. The town is home to a high street with lively market, many tea rooms and an ancient castle. Canal trips can be enjoyed or visit Embsay Steam Railway one mile away.

From heather-clad moors and limestone scars, to market towns and the steady pace of country life - the sublime Dales await you! Where else in Britain is it as satisfying to sit and do nothing as it is to explore the numerous pursuits on offer?

Reviews

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.

Rated by Julie E reviewed on 3rd December 2017

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!

Rated by Paul U reviewed on 26th August 2017

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

Rated by frieman reviewed on 25th February 2017

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.

Rated by Ian F reviewed on 26th October 2016

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.

Rated by prchezza reviewed on 21st September 2016

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.

Rated by KLD965 reviewed on 5th September 2016

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.

Rated by Mr Smith reviewed on 16th February 2016

Niffany Barn was warm, comfortable and very well equipped.

Rated by Mrs Dawson reviewed on 28th December 2015

We enjoyed the rural location but also appreciated its proximity to Skipton and the walk into town along the canal tow path. The cottage is spacious and very well furnished; the upside-down layout makes the most of the views. An ideal base for enjoying the glorious Yorkshire Dales.

Rated by Mrs Thackray reviewed on 30th August 2015

A fab cottage in a fab location. I would definitely recommend this cottage.

Rated by Miss Mcmullin reviewed on 4th August 2015

The cottage was only a short walk into Skipton so we didn't need to drive all of the time. Quiet, pretty countryside and central to lots of tourist attractions.

Rated by Mrs Harris reviewed on 19th July 2015

I booked Niffany Barn for three nights to stay in the region for our son's wedding celebrations. The Barn is absolutely superb, bigger than the photos make it look. The beds were comfortable and the lounge was made to lounge around! We had intended going out and about, but we didnt, we stayed in (when we werent at the wedding etc) I would thoroughly recommend Niffany Barn both for the accommodation but also the friendliness and approachability of the owners. They allowed us to stay in their lovely cottage and just relax. We felt secure even when the house was unlocked. We had no need to worry about anything. Waking to the sound of the cows was an added bonus!

Rated by Pandaroo22 reviewed on 16th November 2014

A lovely barn conversion, it was spacious and warm with glorious views. The cottage is well placed for visiting lots of places in the Dales and very close to Skipton.

Rated by Mrs Naples reviewed on 12th October 2014

The Barn is light and airy and was comfortably warm when we put on the heating on frosty nights. We were also very fortunate in having chosen a week when the weather was superb for the time of year. The owner was most friendly and helpful.

Rated by Mrs Tosoni reviewed on 4th October 2014

Very clean, lovely big beds, very good location and excellent views.

Rated by Mrs Marshall reviewed on 10th July 2014

It was a fantastically positioned cottage; a pleasant walk along a canal tow path to the town, the station and 2 supermarkets. Or easy access to roads leading all over Yorkshire and further. It is part of a working farm so eggs available and the farmer's wife was friendly and helpful. There were views from the windows of the lovely Yorkshire countryside. I would recommend it to anyone.

Rated by Mrs Wilson reviewed on 29th May 2014

Owners very friendly. Great location close to Skipton. Amazing views. Very relaxing.

Rated by Mrs Atkinson reviewed on 11th April 2014

Fantastic location for the places we wanted to visit, very warm and homely and very well equipped. A lovely stay.

Rated by Mrs Green reviewed on 4th April 2014

The cottage was spotless, and the bedrooms were large with a lovely en-suite in the master bedroom. The kitchen was very well equipped, with plenty of pans, crockery etc. Would definitely stay again!

Rated by Mrs Stewart reviewed on 16th December 2013

A perfectly located upside down barn conversion. Wonderful views and an excellent host.

Rated by Mr Riddles reviewed on 26th November 2013

No complaints of any kind! Very clean, well equipped, pleasant landlady, fabulous views and so on. Close to my ancestral home.

Rated by Monica reviewed on 24th October 2013

Well equipped cottage, good location, well decorated, lovely bathrooms.

Rated by Mrs Seabrook reviewed on 30th August 2013

Had a great week and the cottage was wonderful, with everything you could possibly need. Will definitely stay here again. It was the best property we have ever stayed in!

Rated by Mrs Mayfield reviewed on 28th June 2013

The cottage was warm and cosy. It was ideally placed for walking and visiting attractions.

Rated by Mrs Evans reviewed on 31st December 2012

This lovely idyllic cottage was perfect for us in the town of Skipton. The 3 bedroomed cottage was very well maintained and was exceptional fully equipped. We stayed for a weekend in November and the weather was fabulous. We arrived on the Friday night to be greeted by Jennette who explained where everything was and we even phoned for directions as there was a diversion on the road which was no trouble for her. We had a brilliant first evening playing the games that were in the cupboard and sitting in front of roaring log fire. It was so quiet we all over slept on the Saturday but who needs to pop to the shops for breakfast when you can pop to the small out house and buy via the honesty box fresh eggs that had been laid that morning!! The cottage was immaculately clean, very well presented and full of local information of things to do, places to see and eat if you didn't fancy cooking in the well equipped kitchen. There was even a phone number for a baby sitting service. We enjoyed a trip on a barge down the canal and also trip to Bolton Abbey during our stay. Both we found out about from the information in the cottage. There is a couple of large supermarkets a 5 minute drive away and the center of Skipton which includes a market and the Castle. The views are amazing we watched the barges up and down the canal. All in all we couldn't have asked for a more warm welcome and a beautiful clean very well equipped cottage. We are booking next year in the spring so that we can see the new born lambs and enjoy the BBQ that is outside.

Rated by Crazylady17 reviewed on 19th November 2012

What a lovely place. Very nice people and great walks.

Rated by Mr Turner reviewed on 2nd November 2012

Fantastic property in an excellent location. Niffany Barn offers real home comforts, fantastic views all within a real working farm. As a bonus the centre of the bustling town of Skipton is only 20 minutes stroll away along the canal, or a few minutes drive down the road.

Rated by Mrs Pike reviewed on 7th October 2012

This property was ideally situated for touring all areas of the Dales National Park as well as being close to Skipton for all shopping needs and restaurants etc. Although on a main road it was very peaceful and the walks from the door were lovely.

Rated by Ms Anderson reviewed on 27th July 2012

The property was comfortable and very well equipped with everything you could want for a very comfortable stay. Love the quietness as it is the only holiday property on the farm.

Rated by Mrs Scott reviewed on 22nd July 2012

6 of us, 3 couples stayed at Niffany Barn. The newly decorated and furnished property was well equipped with lovely views of the local countryside from the upstairs living room and kitchen. It was fascinatng watching boats sailing past and lambs playing in the adjacent fields. Being on an active farm adds character and interest to the stay . Walks along the canal towpath allow attractive views of the countryside. Skipton with its shops and markets is a few minutes drive or a brisk 20 minute walk along the towpath. We were lucky to be there when the canal festval was on - great fun. There are lots of places to eat in Skipton and plenty of places to visit in the area.

Rated by monmac reviewed on 17th May 2012

6 of us, 3 couples stayed at Niffany Barn. The newly decorated and furnished property was well equipped with lovely views of the local countryside from the upstairs living room and kitchen. It was fascinatng watching boats sailing past and lambs playing in the adjacent fields. Being on an active farm adds character and interest to the stay . Walks along the canal towpath allow attractive views of the countryside. Skipton with its shops and markets is a few minutes drive or a brisk 20 minute walk along the towpath. We were lucky to be there when the canal festval was on - great fun. There are lots of places to eat in Skipton and plenty of places to visit in the area.

Rated by monmac reviewed on 17th May 2012

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