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Craven House
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Craven House

Craven House in Skipton is a large Victorian holiday property built in stone offering well-presented self-catering accommodation in North Yorkshire with a total of seven bedrooms sleeping 14 guests. Skipton in the Yorkshire Dales is a very popular market town at the foot of Wharfedale, Not only are you ideally situated for exploring the Dales, but the Lake District is within easy day-trip distance. In and around Skipton itself are plenty of attractions including walking along the canal and taking a trip on the steam railway at Embsay. If you are looking for some great shopping, Skipton is renowned for having one of the finest shopping streets for independent shops in the country with a range of Artisan and contemporary shops. There are plenty of activities and things to do, not least walking and hillwalking in the Dales, some great golf courses nearby and plenty of historical houses to explore. Craven House is set close to the centre of Skipton and is ideal for a large group that want to explore this fantastic area.

Craven House is perfect for families. With a dining room and sitting room that seats 10 as well as a basement snug, the kids have plenty of entertainment space and games including a PlayStation console,. The sitting room is well presented in a traditional Victorian style with sofas albeit with a very un-Victorian flatscreen TV in the corner, a gas fire and seats a total of 10 people. The dining room has plenty of character with gorgeous large windows and a big table with a feature traditional Victorian fireplace. The traditional Victorian style kitchen includes an easy-to-use gas Aga oven as well as an electric cooker, standard appliances including a dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, a microwave and fridge freezer.

There are seven bedrooms in total at Craven house including four first floor bedrooms with a double that has its own ensuite shower room, a further double and two twin bedrooms. The bathroom has its own bath and shower over the bath on the first floor and a separate WC. On the second floor, is an additional twin bedroom that has its own ensuite bath room, a double bedroom that has an ensuite bathroom and a further double bedroom. There is an additional second floor shower room that has a shower WC and wash hand basin.

If you are looking for a large, family friendly holiday home in the centre of Skipton in Yorkshire, Craven house is perfect. This is a pet friendly holiday home and is ideal for families with children as both a cot and highchair are available. There is an outside sitting area with a barbecue and garden furniture in the courtyard. Craven House is in a great location in a very popular Yorkshire town, great for shopping with plenty of attractions nearby and perfect exploring a wide area of Yorkshire and Cumbria.





I particularly liked the attention to detail [ie dish washer tablets]. The cottage was very easy to find with directions supplied by owner, ample parking, we had 6 cars. In all we were very comfortable and i would definitely consider booking this cottage again.”

David Sands, DONCASTER, September 2016


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. We had a great time.

Mrs Dart, Liverpool, January 2015


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 :-)

Knitsnspins, Ellon, United Kingdom, October 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 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

Keith H, Ashby De La Zouch, March 2014