Bookilber Barn, Settle

Set amidst its own grounds, Bookilber Barn is furnished to a very high standard, seamlessly blending modern and period decor. 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.

August 2021

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  •   Max. Occupancy 12
  •   Bedrooms 6
  •   Bathrooms 6
  •   Changeover Friday
  •   Towels Provided
  •   Linen Provided
  •   Dishwasher
  •   Cooker
  •   Fridge
  •   Washing Machine
  •   Television
  •   High Chair
  •   Cots
  •   Kettle
  •   Garden
  •   Log Burner
  •   Wifi
  •   Rural Location
  •   Parking Available
  •   Hot Tub

Accommodation Details

Six bedrooms: 1 x continental super king-size double with TV and en-suite bath, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size double with TV and en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC leading to 1 x single, 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x adult bunks with en-suite bath, hand-held shower, basin and WC, 1 x family room with 2 singles leading to 2nd floor gallery with single sofa bed and en-suite shower, basin and WC. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan split-level living area with farmhouse kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburner. Second sitting room. Utility.

Amenities & Facilities

LPG central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and woodburner in sitting area. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer with drinks cooler, coffee maker, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 6 x TVs with Freeview, Blu-ray, DVD, iPod dock, Nintendo Wii. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 6 cars. Spacious gardens with patio, furniture and BBQ. Hot tub. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. No Stag parties or similar. Shops and pubs 2 miles. Note: Check-in time 4pm. Note: Due to the property's layout, it isn't suitable for 6 couples. Note: Open tread stairs. Note: One set of stairs open directly into continental super king-size double bedroom. Note: Not suitable for people with limited mobility as the property have internal stairs.

Location Details

On the south west edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, lies the busy market town of Settle. Situated beside the largest outcrop of limestone in Britain - with cliffs, caves and potholes to explore – this busy little town looks out on some of the best scenery in the country. Settle's market tradition continues today and every Tuesday, the square is filled with a wide range of stalls offering local crafts and other items. For the rest of the week, the square is home to a number of local businesses and plays host to the historic three-storey building called The Shambles. With a good selection of shops and restaurants, and a traditional town cinema operating on Fridays and Saturdays, Settle has something for everyone. If, however, you're looking to travel further into the region, the Settle-Carlisle Railway crosses breathtaking countryside.

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?


A beautifully house in a stunning location. This was a family holiday with three generations. House was very large and decor was interesting. Comfortable seating areas where you could find peace and quiet. Hot tub large in a separate barn type building away from the elements. We unfortunately chose a poor week for weather but we made use of the lovely walks around the house and the sheltered hot tub. Bats flew around our heads at dusk and owls were definitely in the fields around us. A nature lovers dream. All had a brilliant time there, can't ignore the 2 mile pot hole track to get there but a small niggle considering. Didn't want to leave.

Rated by Jane F reviewed on 22nd August 2018

Family gathering prompted this reservation and what a fantastic find it was! Located down a remote single track lane (2.2 mls) in the Dales, just outside Settle, it was a beautiful, quiet, remote spot. Lusciously and tastefully decorated throughout and hugely well equipped with copious space for a family gathering. Homely feeling with space for separate areas when needed! Brilliant range of equipment and mod con's. Trips and long walks during the day complemented by time in the hot tub in the evenings - sheer joy. A week filled with happy memories and long views across the Dales which change with the weather. Easy and responsive contact with the administrators made every aspect a pleasure. Will be recommending to friends!!

Rated by 729bigAl reviewed on 6th August 2018

Well what a beautiful property inside and out. A true credit to the owners. Amazing views attention to detail with the overall look of the interior. Owners deserve a pat on the back. Best property I have ever stayed in loved the place will be back next year :))

Rated by alexandrac142 reviewed on 25th June 2018

This barn has the wow factor as soon as you drive through the gate. The house is beautiful as are the gardens and views that surround it. We entered the property to be greeted with fresh fruit, a bottle of bubbles and a very cute cuddly dog that was ours to take.The rooms are modern, stylish and in some areas extravagant but this is exactly want we wanted, a weekend of luxury. The hot tub is an added extra and was used everyday. I would recommend this place to anyone, friends, family, young and old. You do need to get over the rough track that leads up to the house but to be honest this just caused many giggles. You can't see another property and every view is of green fields and the local farm animals. You would need to do your own shop as I doubt you would find anyone to deliver but I could be wrong, but once you arrive you really won't want to leave. Communication throughout the booking was smooth and we were given very clear instructions. We also needed to make contact during our stay and we received a text message back straight away. We are a group of friends celebrating our 40th birthdays and now want to make it an annual trip.

Rated by sallyh112015 reviewed on 29th May 2017

I have just returned from Bookiler Barn with a group of 11 friends to celebrate my birthday. It was absolutely amazing. The barn is immaculate and has some gorgeous furnishings. A massive lounge and dining table to accommodate us all and it's so peaceful. We had a fabulous time in the hot tub which is in the barn opposite the house and had room for those who don't want to go in to sit together. A lovely welcome pack as well. Haven't stayed anywhere as beautiful for a long time. Would definitely return. Only thing to be ready for is the long lane to get to it!

Rated by Jayne1000 reviewed on 22nd May 2017

We have just returned from a 3 night stay at Bookilber Barn for my best friends hen do! Where do I start... as soon as we walked in we was blown away the place is incredible we couldn't believe we would be staying here for 3 nights how lucky are We! The decor and attention to detail are out of this world. I think we all stood there in amazement it was fabulous. The track down the the barn was a little rocky and a bit long but thatbwas definitely forgotten once we arrived. The house has everything you need so you really could stay there and never leave. The bedrooms are all equally as amazing and the views are breath taking. The hot tub was great fun! There is a beaubeautiful bbq area and seating area where you can have out for miles. I would definitely recommend this place for all occasions it really is a hidden gem! I have alteady enquired about returning. The barn also offer activities to come to the barn for example a chef, beautician, cocktail making class etc. It rrally is perfect. We thank the barn for making the hen weekend do special. X

Rated by katiec936 reviewed on 9th May 2017

Wow I dont know where to start really!! What an amazing place i went with 10 friends to celebrate my upcoming wedding this place is magical and stunning every detail. Everyroom has its own style and the views across the country side are stunning took my breath away. The hot tub room was amazing and we all gathered for lunch in the bbq area. All I can say is BOOK this place you have to visit Bookilber Barn and make amazing memories Thank you to Adele at Amazing Dales for making it special for all of us we are already looking into booking again this year. We are all having withdrawl symtoms so so so happy we found this place and looking forward to many visitis wow wow wow blown away its a credit to the owners and designers xxx

Rated by IDJP reviewed on 26th April 2017

We had an absolutely fabulous time. If you like to be away from the crowds this is the place to go - no one for miles. Such a jewel and so glad we found this place. Great bedrooms - fabulous facilities. The home everyone wishes they could live in simple great. Lovely walks and great scenery all around . Relaxing hot tub room. You will not find a finer untouched location. Everything you need to relax and unwind. I will be going back and reluctantly leave this feedback because I don,t want everyone to know about this place because it was so great. This has the WOW factor.

Rated by Martin J reviewed on 11th March 2017

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!

Rated by Whyte2016 reviewed on 2nd December 2016

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.

Rated by Steve S reviewed on 1st December 2016

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!

Rated by rmdgy reviewed on 30th August 2016

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.

Rated by JemmaG83 reviewed on 10th June 2015

The Barn was well furnished and very comfortable, the hot tub was an added bonus. My whole family thoroughly enjoyed their stay. It was a lovely setting and would like to go back.

Rated by Ms Stenhouse reviewed on 1st June 2015

We were part of a group of adult Anglo / American couples that spent a week at the Bookilber Barn. The property is accessed by a two mile bumpy, gravel lane through open fields with not another property in sight. This caused us to question if we were on the right route even though the directions warned us about the access lane. Then all of a sudden this wonderful stone barn appears. It looks nice from the outside. When you step inside you find that you have entered into the world of an imaginative interior designer. The Bookilber Barn is a first class set up. Everything is top drawer. One fact you need to be aware of is that only four of the six bedrooms are suitable for adult couples. This fact was made clear on the owner's web-site but it was not clear on the Sykes Cottages web-site at the time of our booking.

Rated by A FlipKey verified reviewer reviewed on 21st September 2014

Bookilber Barn is a stunning combination between a classic old structure which has been exceptionally well restored, then fitted out with top of the line appliances together with grand stylish furnishings. All this in a remote location accessed by a rocky, bumpy two mile long gravel road. These factors combined result in a unique property that provides a wonderful place to enjoy the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales. It doesn't get much better than this combination.

Rated by Mr Bentley reviewed on 13th August 2014

This was a perfect holiday let for large groups. All bedrooms are of a good size or Enormous in some cases and the downstairs living space was lovely and also large. The large hot tub was especially welcome as we had a wet weekend and didn't venture out too much. The decor of the place is amazing and obviously professionally done and with no expense spared. The whole place has a very luxurious feel about it. The only downside was the 2 mile potholed farm track to the property, but that became an adventure in itself. Emma from Bossdean was very helpful and informative and we were greeted with 2 bottles of bubbly - Bonus !! Would highly recommend it

Rated by Helen E reviewed on 19th May 2014

Loved the roominess and facilities of the place. Lots of space to be together or separate. Well furnished and very well dressed.

Rated by Hardwicke reviewed on 13th November 2011

We had the most fabulous time at Bookilber Barn. It is truly a stunning place, an excellent home with a real heart which made it so easy for us to relax. So much to discover, as you enter each room you are totally stunned by its beauty. I would definitely recommend Bookilber Barn for a relaxing holiday with beautiful views and space for large parties to enjoy. We will certainly be visiting again.

Rated by Mrs Walker reviewed on 15th February 2011

From the moment the property came into sight, and entering the front door, it was a fantastic experience. Pure luxury and a very indulgent week. The care and attention to detail and to ensure comfort is exemplary. We all had a great week and did not want to leave!

Rated by Miss Frost reviewed on 2nd November 2010

Fantastic ambiance of the house. Owner was very welcoming. Welcome gift of bubbly!

Rated by Mrs Morris reviewed on 2nd August 2010

Everything!!! Our whole group said that Bookilber Barn is the best place that they have ever stayed in and that we have now all been totally spoilt!

Rated by Mrs Hunt reviewed on 13th April 2010

It was beautiful. The Barn and surroundings made us not want to leave the property all weekend. Would highly recommend this property to anybody.

Rated by Mrs Fernie reviewed on 14th December 2009

The cottage was amazing!! The interior was absolutely stunning and a credit to the owners. Would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to any of our family and friends. It was a privilege to stay there. Thank you!!

Rated by Mrs Williams reviewed on 19th October 2009

The property was excellent and the decor was superb. Could not fault anything. Will definitely be back.

Rated by Mrs Jackson reviewed on 7th October 2009

Best accommodation ever! Need more than 2 nights to appreciate it. Stock up on food and drink and there is no need to go anywhere.

Rated by Mrs Blanks reviewed on 19th September 2009

Easily the best place we have ever stayed. Very luxurious throughout, the highest quality finish, amazingly remote, and the hot tub is such a treat! All 12 of us loved it!

Rated by Mrs Bryant reviewed on 1st September 2009

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