Wonderful Cottage in Skipton with Terrace & Garden

Craven House

2050 ft² Cottage

Overview

7 bedrooms
14 guests max.
Cottage
2050 ft²
6 bathrooms
Pet-friendly

Amenities

Pet-friendly
Dishwasher
Washing machine
TV
WiFi
Kitchen
Family-friendly
Heating
Fridge
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide detector
Bed linen

What's nearby

Outdoor

Balcony/patio
Garden
Rooms
4 bedrooms
1 double bed
3 bedrooms
2 single beds
Description

An impressive, stone-built, Victorian house, ideally situated within a short walk of the centre of Skipton. This spacious end-terrace property boasts seven bedrooms and a well-equipped kitchen with AGA. Skipton offers independent shops and welcoming pubs, while the ancient castle is worth a visit. Enjoy a round or two at Skipton Golf Course, or take a steam train ride on the Embsay Steam Railway, 1 mile away. Enjoy moorland walks at Bolton Abbey, the mouthwatering farmers' market at Grassington or visit elegant Harrogate - all within easy reach. An ideal retreat for family or friends!
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.

House rules
Pet-friendly
Host
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56 Keighley Road

BD232NB Skipton, United Kingdom

COLIN M.
5.0
Outstanding
‘Huge house over 4 floors basement games room, lovely BBQ area, all the equipment you could wish for with an excellent host. We were 14 6 children and we all sat round the dinning room table. Plenty of bathrooms.’
Reviewed on 06/06/2022
2.0
‘Craven House Pros Easy walking distance to Skipton town centre. Good bus and train services from Skipton giving access to excellent walking in North Yorkshire. Supermarket around the corner. Lots of things to see and do in and around the area. Craven House Cons Directly onto a busy and noisy road. On road parking free 24/7 but spaces can be hard to come by. Front ‘garden’ suffers from traffic fumes and noise, also not enough room for everyone to sit together anyway. Just two benches and one seemed a bit iffy looking at the way the seat flexed. Back courtyard enclosed by high walls but enough seating for everyone. Craven House needs a good dose of TLC fresh paint, modern carpets etc. Unhygienic rugs in bathroom – yuk – and mouldy shower base mastic on top floor. Top floor double – wet carpet (had to leave window open all day for several days and use hairdryer) damp, musty smell. It also has a narrow wardrobe which will only allow clothes to be hung sideways. One bedroom on the second floor has NO wardrobe – either live out of your case or hang everything on the door! Kitchen needs sorting out. It is supposedly well equipped but – Only one sharp knife. Toaster will only toast 2 slices at a time as other slots are broken. Except for dinner plates there is not enough of the same crockery or wine glasses for 14. Chipped bowls and side plates are not pretty. Greasy oven trays – why? Dirty, in fact filthy, bread knife – the toothed edge was totally clogged. A mish mash of unnecessary and unusable glassware. Ancient tv which has ‘buzzy’ audio. I would post photographs if allowed to.’
Reviewed on 18/08/2017
5.0
Outstanding
‘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.’
Reviewed on 18/02/2017
‘A great size house for a family holiday, in a great location. Everything was provided for in the house. Excellent.’
Reviewed on 26/06/2016
‘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.’
Reviewed on 14/05/2016
‘Craven House is a good, spacious house for a family gathering.’
Reviewed on 10/03/2016
‘A fab place for a large group, it was handy for everywhere.’
Reviewed on 02/02/2016
‘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.’
Reviewed on 11/10/2015
‘We loved it and will definitely return.’
Reviewed on 03/02/2015
5.0
Outstanding
‘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.’
Reviewed on 13/01/2015
‘It was like home from home, everything you could possibly need was there.’
Reviewed on 16/12/2014
‘We had a fantastic weekend at Craven House. The owner was friendly accommodating and helpful.’
Reviewed on 11/11/2014
5.0
Outstanding
‘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:-)’
Reviewed on 26/10/2014
‘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.’
Reviewed on 25/10/2014
‘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?’
Reviewed on 18/10/2014
‘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.’
Reviewed on 19/09/2014
‘The big barbecue was great and big tables for us all to sit around.’
Reviewed on 18/06/2014
‘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!’
Reviewed on 17/06/2014
‘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.’
Reviewed on 06/04/2014
‘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.’
Reviewed on 25/03/2014
‘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.’
Reviewed on 23/03/2014
5.0
Outstanding
‘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 pace 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. The town of Skipton was surprisingly good and interesting enough to spend plenty of time looking around, and doing this more than once. We enjoyed our visit to Skipton Castle, and Howarth, Bolton Abbey and Settle made interesting half day trips within a comfortable 30 minute drive. Nothing we could find that could be criticized directly, but perhaps king sized double beds and showers rather than baths in some of the bathrooms would be better suited for some people, but that’s all we could think of, and this shouldn’t put anyone off booking Craven House. The property and Skipton are a delight.’
Reviewed on 23/03/2014
‘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.’
Reviewed on 10/12/2013
‘Lovely homely feel with nice furniture and fittings.’
Reviewed on 04/10/2013
‘This is a great house to use as a base, in a beautiful area.’
Reviewed on 30/08/2013
5.0
Outstanding
‘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.’
Reviewed on 30/08/2013
‘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.’
Reviewed on 12/08/2013
‘The house was fully equipped and very homely! We will definitely book again.’
Reviewed on 08/04/2013
‘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!’
Reviewed on 10/12/2012
‘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.’
Reviewed on 01/11/2012
4.0
Very good
‘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.’
Reviewed on 06/09/2012
‘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.’
Reviewed on 11/08/2012
5.0
Outstanding
‘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.’
Reviewed on 31/07/2012
‘Convenient and close to the town centre. Clean, warm and well appointed.’
Reviewed on 26/07/2012
‘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.’
Reviewed on 18/06/2012
‘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.’
Reviewed on 14/05/2012
‘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.’
Reviewed on 24/03/2012
3.0
‘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!’
Reviewed on 27/10/2011
‘Great location, the house was really good, everybody had a great time.’
Reviewed on 24/10/2011
‘The house was perfect, suited our large extended family perfectly. Loved Skipton and not too far from Ilkley moors.’
Reviewed on 24/10/2011
‘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.’
Reviewed on 29/08/2011
‘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.’
Reviewed on 06/07/2011
5.0
Outstanding
‘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.’
Reviewed on 12/05/2011
4.0
Very good
‘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.’
Reviewed on 11/05/2011
‘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.’
Reviewed on 02/05/2011
‘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.’
Reviewed on 02/05/2011
‘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.’
Reviewed on 18/04/2011
‘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.’
Reviewed on 29/03/2011
‘Craven House is nice and big, well maintained with modern fixtures and fittings. Only a five minute walk into Skipton.’
Reviewed on 15/03/2011
5.0
Outstanding
‘Really nice house in excellant location for shops, walking, cinema and pubs. Woolly Sheep excellant for evening meal.’
Reviewed on 02/03/2011
5.0
Outstanding
‘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.’
Reviewed on 09/02/2011
‘The location of the property was ideal for town shops etc. We can recommend the "Woolly Sheep" pub for Food - really excellent.’
Reviewed on 24/01/2011
‘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!’
Reviewed on 03/01/2011
‘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 M&S Simply Food.’
Reviewed on 23/11/2010
‘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.’
Reviewed on 28/06/2010
‘Excellent large family accommodation’
Reviewed on 22/04/2010
‘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.’
Reviewed on 08/02/2010
‘Owner was very friendly and accommodating. Accommodation was warm, practical and very well located. Proximity to supermarket was very handy.’
Reviewed on 11/01/2010
‘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.’
Reviewed on 15/12/2009
‘Decorated for Christmas, and beautifully warm.’
Reviewed on 13/12/2009
4.0
Very good
‘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 !’
Reviewed on 03/12/2009
5.0
Outstanding
‘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.’
Reviewed on 03/12/2009
‘The property was good for a party of friends.’
Reviewed on 11/11/2009
‘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.’
Reviewed on 30/10/2009
‘Our second visit to ideal accommodation for the three generations of my family for a birthday celebration - spacious and comfortable.’
Reviewed on 30/06/2009
‘Helpfulness of the Sykes staff and the owner of the property. Location of the house. Size of the house.’
Reviewed on 27/05/2009
‘Very homely and clean. Near to the town centre and lovely walks easily accessible along the canal.’
Reviewed on 25/05/2009
‘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.’
Reviewed on 14/04/2009
‘Very spacious house. We enjoyed using the AGA. The house is very centrally positioned, close to the town centre and canals.’
Reviewed on 24/02/2009
‘The accommodation was fantastic and we had a wonderful weekend. Very well kitted out throughout the house. Everything you needed and more!’
Reviewed on 16/02/2009
‘Good for large families.’
Reviewed on 08/02/2009
‘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.’
Reviewed on 01/09/2008
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