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Bookilber Barn in Settle, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 12
6 rooms
6 bathrooms

Bookilber Barn description

Holiday home
Set amidst its own grounds, Bookilber Barn is furnished to a very high standard, seamlessly blending modern and period decor. With under-floor heating and state-of-the-art lighting systems, this property is a great location for either a family or group of friends to explore the region. Sleeping up to twelve people in total, and with a hot-tub on site, five en-suite bedrooms, and movement activated floor lights en-route to the master bedroom, this really is first class accommodation. This cottage featured in the Sunday Times Top 100 Cool Cottages list.

On the south west edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, lies the busy market town of Settle. Situated beside the largest outcrop of limestone in Britain - with cliffs, caves and potholes to explore – this busy little town looks out on some of the best scenery in the country. Settle's market tradition continues today and every Tuesday, the square is filled with a wide range of stalls offering local crafts and other items. For the rest of the week, the square is home to a number of local businesses and plays host to the historic three-storey building called The Shambles. With a good selection of shops and restaurants, and a traditional town cinema operating on Fridays and Saturdays, Settle has something for everyone. If, however, you're looking to travel further into the region, the Settle-Carlisle Railway crosses breathtaking countryside.

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?

LPG central heating with underfloor heating on ground floor and woodburner in sitting area. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer with drinks cooler, coffee maker, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 6 x TVs with Freeview, Blu-ray, DVD, iPod dock, Nintendo Wii. Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 6 cars. Spacious gardens with patio, furniture and BBQ. Hot tub. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops and pubs 2 miles. Note: Check-in time 4pm. Note: Due to the property's layout, it isn't suitable for 6 couples. Note: Open tread stairs. Note: One set of stairs open directly into continental super king-size double bedroom.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Jacuzzi
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Rural location

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Mr Bentley
August 2014
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.
Mrs Walker
February 2011
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 Hardwicke
November 2011
Loved the roominess and facilities of the place. Lots of space to be together or separate. Well furnished and very well dressed.
Mrs Morris
August 2010
Fantastic ambiance of the house. Owner was very welcoming. Welcome gift of bubbly!
Miss Frost
November 2010
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!
Mrs Fernie
December 2009
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 Hunt
April 2010
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 Williams
October 2009
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 Bryant
September 2009
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 Blanks
September 2009
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 Jackson
October 2009
The property was excellent and the decor was superb. Could not fault anything. Will definitely be back.
December 2016
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!
Steve S
December 2016
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.
August 2016
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!
June 2015
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.
September 2014
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.
Helen E
May 2014
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
Ms Stenhouse
June 2015
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.
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