Holiday home This impressive, stone-built Victorian house is ideally situated close to all amenities and is within a short walk of Skipton town centre. With seven bedrooms - able to sleep up to 14 people - and a well-equipped kitchen with an Aga-range cooker, this spacious end terrace property is a wonderful place for a family holiday. With four floors of accommodation, guests are guaranteed to enjoy their own space, whether travelling with family or friends. Other accommodation is composed of a utility room, dining room, living room with ten seats, and a basement games room, making this an ideal location for a large family gathering or a holiday for a group of friends wishing to explore this stunning part of the country.
Area Well placed for visiting all that the Dales has to offer, the town of Skipton is also close to York, the Lake District and the West Coast. This lovely market town has plenty to offer visitors and boasts an ancient castle open to the public, a beautiful old parish church and a colourful market occupying the cobbled setts on either side of the high street. Visitors can enjoy a canal trip on a traditional barge or visit the Embsay Steam Railway, which offers regular steam train excursions throughout the weekend and is just a mile away. Golf, swimming, squash, tennis and snooker are all available close by and the region is known for its effective public transport.
Region 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?
Amenities Gas central heating with gas fire. Gas AGA, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs & DVD players, Sky Q with Sports Package, Superfast Broadband, CD player, library of books/games. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair on request. Unrestricted roadside parking. Lockable bike storage. Courtyard with additional front sitting area with garden furniture & BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop & pub 3 mins walk. Note: Property is 10 yards from Keighley Road & subject to general road noise.
Craven Cottage, was very comfortable, clean and spacious.. Situated just a few minutes walk from the town centre and the open countryside We found it an ideal location for our walking holiday. Would not hesitate to to stay again. Keith
We had a wonderful time in Skipton.. The house was a brilliant space to relax and enjoy. There was enough space for 14 of us and two dogs easily! It was clean and had everything that we needed. We hope to be able to use the house again some day and would highly recommend it for others.
Mrs Berhane, August 2020
Another great weekend in Skipton.. The house fits our extended family [13 adults] and works well. The kitchen is well equipped to feed a large number of people. Parking on the roads around the house for the 4 cars that came was never a particular problem. The location means Tesco is 2 minutes walk away; the canal 4 minutes and the centre of Skipton 8 minutes. Great trips out to Bolton Abbey estate and a good walk to Sharp Haw.
Mrs Palmer, March 2020
Beautiful home from home; very comfortable beds, great to have so many bathrooms/toilets For our large group.. It was really warm and well equipped, very clean, we were able to have a great sit down meal, and also to relax in the sitting room. The host was great to communicate and very amenable. It was lovely to have the Christmas decs too. Thank you.
WiFi can be pretty patchy and it would be amazing to have sharp knives or an adequate sharpener (especially with so much chopping over Christmas).
Ms Stanley Williams, December 2019
Myself and all my family would like to say what an enjoyable week we had in Skipton,
especially in crave house, the place to go for a family gathering,
thank you to our host, Mrs Rushton..
Fab place to stay in Skipton - highly recommend the Raven Tree Top adventure for adults and kids alike, and a walk round the woods - this house is in a great location and we loved the "secret basement room" downstairs!
Craven House worked really well for us as a weekend getaway.. We were two families - 13 adults and a baby. We split perfectly over the two floor sleeping accommodation, were all able to eat together comfortably, sit together in the lounge (a few of the younger guests on the floor!) and there was loads of equipment in the kitchen. We did all our own catering apart from one meal at the Woolly Sheep pub (great!) and it was very easy. The snug downstairs was a useful extra space too. The house was clean and warm and Skipton a great centre - we mooched round the town and enjoyed walks along the canal, in the castle woods and around the countryside. We never used the car once we arrived. Parking was the only slight issue - no room at the front of the house when we arrived. We were able to find space on a side road and bring everything in via the back door. The big Tesco is only 2 minutes away, so you could always park there for a couple of hours and watch out for space to move into! We weren't disturbed by road noise at all, despite being close to a main road, the soundproofing is good! We'd be very happy to return.
Great central location for such a large group of people..
Ideal place for family get together.. Relaxed atmosphere.
A very large house with lots of space for a growing family
The house was comfortable and everyting was provided, ideal for our family gathering.. The children loved it.
We are a party of golfers.. We have stayed in this house before and will certainly do so again. It is perfectly situated, just a short walk to Tesco and Morrison's and the town centre with all its amenities. Parking just outside can be difficult, but there are lots of alternatives. The courtyard is a real suntrap, ideal for barbecues. And plenty of excellent golf courses nearby.
This is the first time as a family we have booked such a break, To celebrate a landmark birthday.. My wife found your website and looked for a property with enough rooms to accommodate us, upon seeing such a house we were convinced it was kismet as my wifes maiden name was Craven and my Dad was evacuated to Skipton during the war.
The town was close and had all amenities, the house had all we would need to have a really enjoyable stay, many thanks
The house was very warm and welcoming with ample facilities for our family plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms.. Very spacious for a large group. Only a five minute walk to town centre amenities.
The property is fantastic.. Very homely and comfortable with plenty of room for everyone. The playroom in the basement kept the kids entertained for hours ( in our party the age ranged from 6 to 14). Lots of places to visit within a few miles of the property And it was a pleasure returning to a beautiful warm Arga.
Found the parking a complete disaster once parked could not use car as afraid would not be able to park again.. Very disappointed with storage in kitchen found very little room for large Xmas food shopping, found the basement very damp and the smell of damp would definitely stop anyone from using sofa bed. Found the lounge seating barely adequate for 14people at any one time.overall found the house ok warm and comfortable, after doing this Xmas holiday with family for 34 years felt a bit disappointed with the property. The house was well equipped and comfortable constant hot water which was a big plus and it was very warm. Skipton was beautiful and the house well located for all facilities. Fantastic meal at wooly sheep pub on Xmas eve and pie and mash cafe was brilliant, would definitely revisit Skipton.
The customer service staff are excellent
Basement not fit for sleeping
.... Basement not fit for sleeping
Tap broken in one ensuite
Loo not working properly on ground floor
Large cooking pans oven dishes serving dishes required for large party
Need 2 sets wine glasses
We had a family gathering of 13 adults and 3 babies in this large, very warm and quiet house conveniently situated in Skipton. It is well equipped and has a huge dining table which seats everyone. Beds are comfortable although the doubles are standard not king size, some ensuite rooms with baths. Well stocked kitchen with aga and dishwasher, loads of crockery and glasses; all is very clean. The house is close to the canal, shops and market and the castle. Lots to do in Skipton.
Mr Hollingworth, October 2019
Cosy large traditional family house just outside Skipton.. vVery comfortable and well equipped. An easy walk down to town and all the amenities
A great size house for a family holiday, in a great location. Everything was provided for in the house. Excellent.
In an excellent position in Skipton. The owners couldn't be more helpful and everything is provided at Craven House for a most enjoyable stay.
Craven House is a good, spacious house for a family gathering.
A fab place for a large group, it was handy for everywhere.
I liked the feel of the house, it was clean, welcoming and had a nice ambience. It had every convenience necessary and it was obvious that the owners wanted to make sure that the customer had the best experience possible in their house.
We loved it and will definitely return.
Stayed here Friday to Monday for a girls weekend of socialising, shopping and sightseeing. Can't praise it highly enough. Huge living and dining rooms, easily accomodating 11 of us. Clean, spacious and welcomed by the very helpful owner. Beds comfortable and clean. Will definitely use it again. Not much outside space but that didn't affect us at this time of year. we had a great time.
It was like home from home, everything you could possibly need was there.
We had a fantastic weekend at Craven House. The owner was friendly accommodating and helpful.
Lots of space which was great for our family gathering. The back garden was secluded with a BBQ and a wheelchair came in handy for my mother. My wife loved the AGA and we ate some lovely meals. The location of the property was great with a Tesco over the road and only a five minute walk to the centre of Skipton.
We wanted to celebrate a special birthday to include several generations of the family under one roof. Craven House fitted the bill superbly with ample bedrooms, bathrooms, large comfortable lounge and dining room, all furnished to a high standard. The kitchen was huge and excellently kitted out with all the equipment you could need. The location was ideally close to the town especially for those who did not want to walk far. A great variety of nearby attractions suited all age levels and tastes. All this and a warm friendly welcome. Who could want for more?
From the minute we opened the door we knew we had made the right choice. We were meeting up with family from New Zealand and wanted somewhere to have a family get together. The house was roomy and there was plenty of space for people to disappear if they wanted to be on there own.
I loved the big family kitchen and the Aga was perfect, especially as I had about 25 people for lunch on the Sunday.
The location was ideal and we were only a few minutes walk from Skipton and as parking was a bit of a problem, we tended to leave the car where it was. The location was also ideal to do the touristy bit, and we went to Leeds, York, Bolton Abbey, Billy Bobs Diner and in to Bradford to visit family.
I have never felt that I could settle back in Yorkshire and have been away for 17 years, but staying here made me rethink. If I won the lottery tomorrow, I would definitely be making an offer to buy :-)
Had a wonderful few days staying in Craven House. Location perfect. House was very spacious and well equipped. Very clean and plenty of kitchen utensils. Would stay here again.
The big barbecue was great and big tables for us all to sit around.
Mrs Lewis Smith
The owner was incredibly helpful and friendly. Craven House is ideally situated for town and was great as we had 3 babies under 1 with us! I would highly recommend this house to groups and families!
The house was just what we were looking for - plenty of room for everyone and close to the centre of Skipton. Everything was to a high standard and I'd definitely stay there again.
We found this a lovely, warm, welcoming holiday home. The owner was very pleasant and helpful and we had a great weekend. There was also lots to do for ourselves and the kids in Skipton.
This is a large, well furnished, comfortable house with an excellent location with a five minute stroll to the town centre and even less to the supermarkets. Plenty of space for a larger group of people to spread themselves around in, and very well equipped. We spent a week in Craven House and would recommend it to any larger group or family that enjoys spending time in these types of properties.
There was sufficient space for our growing family of 14 ranging from 6 to 64 to eat together, relax together or go and hide to be on your own. It's a comfortable place for all of us, illustrated by the fact that this was the 4th time we had all stayed, and won't be the last.
Lovely homely feel with nice furniture and fittings.
This is a great house to use as a base, in a beautiful area.
The house has a lovely friendly atmosphere and was very well presented. We had the best time, and I am looking forward to visiting again.
Just come back from a week at Craven House. 14 family members aged 6 - 72. The bedrooms and bathrooms are beautiful, lounge and dining room are homely and big enough to fit us all in and the kitchen provided a great space to prepare meals, we even managed to use the Aga instead of the gas oven. The location of Craven house is perfect, walking distance into Skipton and short drives to some amazing places, (kids loved Ilkley Lido) . Although the house is right near a big Tescos it was still lovely to find the cupboard full of left over essentials. This is a massive bonus and doesn't always happen when we go on our annual family week away. There is a small courtyard but the kids found the swingball and played it anytime we were home, they didn't once complain about the lack of grass. We would all definitely recommend this house.
The house was fully equipped and very homely! We will definitely book again.
It was my dad's 90th birthday and the property enabled the whole family to get together in one place. There were plenty of bathrooms and tons of hot water. Comfy sofas and a nice cosy atmosphere - beautifully decorated with some lovely old bits as well!
I loved the warmth as I walked through the door! And the aga, so great for cooking. There were lots of bathrooms to get everyone ready.
We enjoyed a wonderful stay at Craven House which was an ideal venue to celebrate our Golden wedding anniversary.The property is ideally situated near the centre of Skipton and all it's amenities and is a property large enough to accommodate families and groups. The children loved the downstairs 'den' and there was plenty of space for them to play without getting under everyone's feet. The house has a warm and welcoming feel to it and we felt it represented good value for money and would certainly book it again if we were looking for a large property to rent.
A really enjoyable holiday, the house was like a home from home, very welcoming and comfortable. The location was fantastic, within walking distance of the town and amenities. Also very accommodating to our dog.
Convenient and close to the town centre. Clean, warm and well appointed.
We stayed in Craven House from Friday to Monday with a group of friends, we visit different towns twice a year (children free) - we went in October 2011. We found the house lovely and spacious, clean and comfortable. The lady who met us there was lovely and friendly too. We always draw for the rooms to make it fair, and me and the Hubby got the box room (we think it would have been the linen room at one time as the door opens outwards onto the landing and is very small), this wasn't too much of a problem apart from the fact there wasn't enough space for a wardrobe (just a set of drawers) so our clothes were hung on the back of the door, a bit of a pain if you are staying longer than the weekend. The house is so close to the centre of town, which is lovely (please eat at The Woolly Sheep - amazing food) and although on a main road, it was fairly quiet at night, and there are roads surrounding the property to park on - we had 5 cars between us and no-one had a problem - although it was October. We would definitely stay here again, and would recommend it to anyone.
This was booked for our Golden Wedding Anniversary celebrations and was an ideal house to use for a large family gathering. A very warm, welcoming and homely atmosphere. Very well equipped and central for Skipton. The bedrooms were lovely and there were ample bathrooms. Definitely would recommend.
For us the location was very good - but we already knew that of course. The house was very comfortable and warm. We enjoyed using the Aga.
This was a great house for a large group, with plenty of space for all. It was well equipped and had a large supermarket just around the corner.
The house was perfect, suited our large extended family perfectly. Loved Skipton and not too far from Ilkley moors.
Great location, the house was really good, everybody had a great time.
This is a good house in a great location, everything on the doorstep for Skipton, and Skipton is a great base. Only problem really was that one of the bedrooms didn't have a wardrobe so guests had to live of coathangers on the back of the door for a week, not on really!
Loved the space in the house, with a big party, there was plenty of room and enough bathrooms/showers for all. The house would be our dream home, second time we have stayed in it and it is ideally situated to visit a number of National Trust properties nearby.
The house was lovely and had everything we needed. Although there were 14 of us we didn't get under each others feet and there was space for the children to play too. The location was ideal being central for lots of outings and necessary shops, pubs, chemist etc were all nearby.
All the party were saying they'd prefer to come back to Craven House because it was so handy for every amenity and so easy to get out into the country from.
Our second visit to this welcoming and characterful house, it was nice knowing that we would be comfortable here with our big family. Well situated and so much to do in the area.
A group of family and friends with 3 small children, we found Craven House to have everything we needed. Plenty of bathrooms and ensuites, large well-equipped kitchen with aga. The house was well heated. In a good position for most things - Tesco literally round the corner, and the centre of Skipton an easy walk. Lovely park for the children within walking distance. Excellent pub for meals on the roundabout on the Keighly Road.
Downside of going in March was nearby children's farms weren't open till april. Railway also restricted times then.
great house, big and clean, a short walk from the middle of skipton, and round the corner from a large supermarket.
fronts onto a busy road, which would probably make parking outside difficult at busy times, but we went in march, and had no problems. Plenty of pubs and places to eat within a short walk, with the villages and walks of the yorkshire dales a short drive out of skipton.
A lovely big house with plenty of bedrooms and bathrooms, which was ideal for us and the dartboard was an added bonus. It's near all the amenities and is just enough distance from the centre of town. Excellent property, we would recommend to others.
Craven House is nice and big, well maintained with modern fixtures and fittings. Only a five minute walk into Skipton.
Craven House is spacious and has plenty of everything. Great for a big group of family friends. The location, in Skipton is very good for access to all sorts of activities.
Really nice house in excellant location for shops, walking, cinema and pubs. Woolly Sheep excellant for evening meal.
This house is simply perfect for an extended family, spending time together. the house and surrounding area meets all needs for all ages, young children, teenagers, parents and grandparents alike.
we loved the comfotable warm spaciousness and cooking together in the large kitchen, one on the aga, one on the gas cooker made for great family togetherness.
We all loved every minut and can't wait to go again.
The location of the property was ideal for town shops etc. We can recommend the Woolly Sheep pub for Food - really excellent.
It's warmth, comfortable furnishings and decor, it's roominess and excellent cooking facilities, the friendliness of the owner and the lovely Christmas decorations. The house is handy for shopping and the excellent Skipton hostelries. The house met with everyone's needs both young and old. We definitely wish to return!
This was a great property for our family reunion. The house had lots of space and was very warm and comfortable on the cold November nights. Very near the town and really good supermarkets including MS Simply Food.
This house was ideal for a family reunion - we had 3 families living here for most of the 2 weeks including 3 children from age 3 weeks to age 3 years there was sufficient room and facilities for all. We traveled from USA, Manila and Sunderland so a very mixed party. Town, park and all amenities are very close.
Excellent large family accommodation
Location of the house is ideal for getting out to the Dales and walking into town. It was great to have a house this size, which managed to feel spacious and cosy at the same time.
Owner was very friendly and accommodating. Accommodation was warm, practical and very well located. Proximity to supermarket was very handy.
Nice friendly greeting from the owner. The central location of the property filled all of our needs, so there is a good chance we will be back.
Decorated for Christmas, and beautifully warm.
This cottage is great for large groups and we would highly recommend it. It is superbly equipped, very cosy, immaculately clean and a great base from which to explore the surrounding area.
On the down side it is on a busy road and parking can be a bit difficult but this in no way detracted from the experience.
We are already talking about a return visit in a couple of years.
Stayed at Craven House in June for the second time in six months. Wife, four kids and partners plus grandchildren had a ball.
Great location, great facility, clean and tidy, lots of space for everybody - we'll be back !!!
The property was good for a party of friends.
The house was large enough to accommodate our party but was very homely and comfortable. It was very well equipped with plenty of everything. The kitchen is a great social room. The AGA also makes the room feel very cosy. We could not fault it and were very sorry when the time came to leave.
Our second visit to ideal accommodation for the three generations of my family for a birthday celebration - spacious and comfortable.
Helpfulness of the Sykes staff and the owner of the property. Location of the house. Size of the house.
Very homely and clean. Near to the town centre and lovely walks easily accessible along the canal.
Enough bathrooms to comfortably accommodate 11 of us, also enough cutlery, crockery and space. The dogs loved being able to curl up next to the AGA.
Good for large families.
The accommodation was fantastic and we had a wonderful weekend. Very well kitted out throughout the house. Everything you needed and more!
Very spacious house. We enjoyed using the AGA. The house is very centrally positioned, close to the town centre and canals.
The wonderful location with ease of access to shops, the town centre and public transport. The house was very comfortable and welcoming. We had enough keys to enable the very mixed group to undertake a variety of activities each day. Would thoroughly recommend this property to adult groups.
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