Self-Catering Yorkshire Dales National Park

Niffany Barn Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire

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From: €501 weekly Guests 6 Rooms 3 Bathroom 2

Key Features

  • Pet Friendly
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • On a Farm

Holiday Rental Description

Holiday home
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.

Accomodation 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.

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?

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.

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Baby Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
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Key Features
  • Pet Friendly
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • On a Farm

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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Szepeta
September 2020
We had an amazing week in this well equipped cottage had some lovely walks just a mile walk into Skipton along the canal will definitely visit again..
Mrs Szepeta, September 2020
August 2020
Beautiful cottage on a farm with fantastic views.. This is the second time we have stayed here and would go so again. Well equipped kitchen with dishwasher and washing machine. The lady who runs the cottages is very friendly and helpful. We had a problem with the cooker, rang her and within 5 minutes she was there fixing the problem!! Would heartily recommend this cottage to anyone who wants a relaxing home from home holiday.
Mrs Brown, August 2020
July 2020
A very enjoyable week at a lovely cottage.. Every thing was spot on. Friendly owner. Would return.
Mrs Tyson, July 2020
December 2019
This is an ‘upside down’ cottage we have stayed at three times.. It is very comfortable and in delightful countryside.
Mrs Sayer, December 2019
December 2019
This cottage is beautiful.. Well equipped, I cooked a Christmas Day dinner for seven people easily, lots of utensils. The owners think of everything so that your stay gets off to a brilliant start. Tea bags, sugar, coffee, milk, dishwasher tablets, logs, fire starters, tin foil, cling film! Amazing!! Met the owners as we were walking our dog, very friendly, checked all was well and said any problems let her know. Cannot recommend this cottage highly enough, set on a farm in a beautiful area. You will have a relaxing, fantastic holiday.
Mrs Brown, December 2019
November 2019
Niffany Barn is a modern comfortable place to take a holiday..
Mr Fleming, November 2019
November 2019
Great little cottage, ideal for a family, 3 good size bedrooms.. Kids really liked the canal and the paddock full of chickens. Parking was right next to the cottage which was a bonus for us. Lovely stay thank you.
Mrs Jones, November 2019
August 2019
Great location to explore from.. Towpath to Skipton was a lovely walk. Owner of the property very helpful & friendly. Accomodation, clean, tidy & had everything we needed.
Mrs Painter
June 2019
Lovely cottage and extremely well equipped, however unsuitable for dogs if weather bad (which it was when we stayed).. Kitchen is upstairs via clean carpeted staircase so muddy dogs are not ideal. There is no gate and the garden is not secure therefore leaving outside is not an option either. Apart from this the place is fine, although if we came again we would choose Katy cottage. This one on the farm is much better both for views and reasons stated. Great owner and conveniently placed for all surrounding walks/entertainment.
Mr Taylor
May 2019
Great location, peaceful, couldn't ask for anything else..
Mrs Whitehead
March 2019
Niffany barn was a lovely place to stay.. Great location and.very comfortable accommodation with everything you need.
Mrs Lyons
March 2019
The location was perfect.. There was everything we needed in the cottage even posh salt and pepper mills! It was lovely having fresh eggs and we could even see the chickens running round. Peaceful location with lots to do and see.
Mrs Sayer
December 2018
Our second time at Niffany.. It’s a great holiday cottage with everything you will ever need.
Mrs Wittcomb
December 2018
We would like to say that all that was advertised was delivered and more.. We went as a 3 generation family group - youngest being 9 so Xmas a very important event. Took with us a pop up Xmas Tree and various decorations - only to find the cottage already 'bedecked'. All in all we were amazed by the high standard of every aspect of the cottage.In reality it was a home from home !!
Mr Dykes
September 2018
It would have been nice to meet the owners, although we realise they are busy..
Miss Duff
September 2018
Lovely cottage situated next to the canal.. Had everything we needed. We were going to yarn dale and were able to walk there from the cottage in 10 mins . Nice and quiet location would love to go back and would recommend to anyone wanting a base for exploring this lovely area.
Mrs Fowkes
August 2018
The whole experience from booking with Sykes to enjoying a wonderful stay at Niffany Barn was superb.. So easy and friendly, and with such a professional and pleasant approach from the staff at Sykes. It gave us confidence when we booked the holiday with them. We had travelled from Spain with our Spanish friends, who had never visited the UK. Their experience of the booking and payment process was wonderful. Paying the deposit and final payment later is a great idea. The accommodation at Niffany Barn is fantastic, the owner Jeanette is so nice and she obviously works very hard to offer such a high standard of accommodation. Everything that you could possibly want is available at Niffany Barn, its so comfortable, and we felt at ease and relaxed, there really isn't anything that is missing. Thank You. The area around the Yorkshire Dales is beautiful. We couldn't have asked for more for our first visit to Yorkshire, and the first visit to the UK for our friends. Thank you to all who helped us have a wonderful holiday.
Mr Bullock
May 2018
A lovely cottage in a beautiful location!
Mr Salmon
April 2018
Did justbwhatbutbsaid on the tin.. Nice clean and comfortable cottage with great views and authentic farm atmosphere. Great break - and the owners were very helpful
Mrs Wilson
April 2018
A wonderful well equipped cottage.. Jennette is a lovely welcoming host and the cottage was perfect for a gathering of assorted Australian friends holidaying in Yorkshire.The eggs were cheap and we had to wait until they were laid so as fresh as possible. Only niggle was the bogginess of the towpath to Skipton but that dried up as the week went on and was not the fault of the cottage or the hosts!
Julie E
December 2017
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
December 2017
Wonderful location.. We were able to do a 12 mile circular walk from the property, and to walk into Skipton along the towpath.
Paul U
August 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!
Paul U
August 2017
We all loved everything about Niffany Barn..
February 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
Ian F
October 2016
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.
September 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.
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.
Mr Smith
February 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.
Mrs Dawson
December 2015
Niffany Barn was warm, comfortable and very well equipped.
Mrs Thackray
August 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.
Miss Mcmullin
August 2015
A fab cottage in a fab location. I would definitely recommend this cottage.
Mrs Harris
July 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.
November 2014
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!
Mrs Naples
October 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.
Mrs Tosoni
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.
Mrs Marshall
July 2014
Very clean, lovely big beds, very good location and excellent views.
Mrs Wilson
May 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.
Mrs Atkinson
April 2014
Owners very friendly. Great location close to Skipton. Amazing views. Very relaxing.
Mrs Green
April 2014
Fantastic location for the places we wanted to visit, very warm and homely and very well equipped. A lovely stay.
Mrs Stewart
December 2013
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!
Mr Riddles
November 2013
A perfectly located upside down barn conversion. Wonderful views and an excellent host.
October 2013
No complaints of any kind! Very clean, well equipped, pleasant landlady, fabulous views and so on. Close to my ancestral home.
Mrs Seabrook
August 2013
Well equipped cottage, good location, well decorated, lovely bathrooms.
Mrs Mayfield
June 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!
Mrs Evans
December 2012
The cottage was warm and cosy. It was ideally placed for walking and visiting attractions.
Mr Turner
November 2012
What a lovely place. Very nice people and great walks.
November 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.
Mrs Pike
October 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.
Ms Anderson
July 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.
Mrs Scott
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.
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.
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.
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