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Bookilber Barn
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Bookilber Barn

Two miles outside of the market town of Settle lies one of the best luxury cottages in all of the United Kingdom. It’s called Bookilber Barn, and it is the site of your family’s best holiday ever.

This large cottage has six, spacious bedrooms and six bathrooms to go with them. A family of twelve can stay here without feeling crowded in the least. There are two sitting rooms that are both beautifully furnished. The larger of the two has a wood burner to provide that cosy warmth you crave. The kitchen is of a spacious, contemporary design and is more than well-equipped to meet your needs. The back patio is a walled paradise where you can see the unparalleled views of Three Peaks County and the Yorkshire Dales. Finally, there’s no better place to relax after a day of fun and adventure than in the covered hot tub.

Two miles away from this rural cottage is Settle where you can find the limestone scars, cliffs, and caves that make up some of the best views in all of North Yorkshire. Inside the town itself, you can visit The Shambles, a three-storey building with shops and the first two stories and houses above them, and Town Hall, not to mention the numerous restaurants, pubs, or the public swimming pool.

If you go to Settle on a Tuesday you can find the town square dominated by market stalls offering a great variety of crafts and goods. You can always find fun entertainment at the Victoria Hall, and the Settle-Carlisle Railway takes you past some of the best scenery in the country.

There is, of course, more to see and do than is listed here, so you’ll just have to come to find out all there is for yourself! Book your family’s next holiday at Bookilber Barn




Wow - Just Wow - the photos don't do it justice

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

Helen E

Magical Luxury Place

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.

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Can I not give more than 5 stars!?

Grace H

Can't wait to book again


Amazing Barn, ideal for group get togethers!

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.


Disappointment in the Dales

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!


disappointed 2nd second time


Mr Stead

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.

Steve S

Absolutely brilliant!!

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!



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

Katie C

Amazing weekend

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!


Truly wonderful in every way

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.


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!

Mrs Bryant

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.

Mrs Blanks

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

Mrs Jackson

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!!

Mrs Williams

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

Mrs Fernie

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!

Mrs Hunt

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

Mrs Morris

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!

Miss Frost

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.

Mrs Walker

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

Mrs Hardwicke

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.

Mr Bentley

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.

Ms Stenhouse