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Craven House in Skipton, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 14
7 rooms
6 bathrooms

Craven House description

Holiday home
This impressive, stone-built Victorian house is ideally situated close to all amenities and is within a short walk of Skipton town centre. With seven bedrooms - able to sleep up to 14 people - and a well-equipped kitchen with an Aga-range cooker, this spacious end terrace property is a wonderful place for a family holiday. With four floors of accommodation, guests are guaranteed to enjoy their own space, whether travelling with family or friends. Other accommodation is composed of a utility room, dining room, living room with ten seats, and a basement games room, making this an ideal location for a large family gathering or a holiday for a group of friends wishing to explore this stunning part of the country.

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.

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?

Gas central heating with gas fire. Gas AGA, electric cooker, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview & DVD players, CD player, WiFi, library of books/games. Fuel & power inc. in rent. Bed linen & towels inc. in rent. Cot & highchair on request. Unrestricted roadside parking. Lockable bike storage. Courtyard with additional front sitting area with garden furniture & BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop & pub 3 mins walk. Note: Property is 10 yards from Keighley Road & subject to general road noise.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Ms Clarkson
February 2015
We loved it and will definitely return.
Mrs Kent
October 2015
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.
Miss Cordiner
February 2016
A fab place for a large group, it was handy for everywhere.
Mr Griffin
March 2016
Craven House is a good, spacious house for a family gathering.
Mr Curties
May 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.
Mrs Berry
June 2016
A great size house for a family holiday, in a great location. Everything was provided for in the house. Excellent.
Mrs Angus
December 2014
It was like home from home, everything you could possibly need was there.
Mrs Murphy
November 2014
We had a fantastic weekend at Craven House. The owner was friendly accommodating and helpful.
Mr Dean
October 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.
Mrs Bucknell
September 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.
Mrs Drury
October 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?
Mr Sinton
April 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.
Miss Roche
June 2014
The big barbecue was great and big tables for us all to sit around.
Mrs Lewis Smith
June 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!
Mrs Parkinson
March 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.
Mr Humphreys
March 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.
Mrs Howard
August 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.
Mrs Gregson
October 2013
Lovely homely feel with nice furniture and fittings.
Mr Radcliffe
December 2013
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.
Mrs Fixter
August 2013
This is a great house to use as a base, in a beautiful area.
Ms Rooke
April 2013
The house was fully equipped and very homely! We will definitely book again.
Mr Fanshawe
August 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.
Mrs Appelbe
November 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.
Mrs Preston
December 2012
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!
Mrs Aitken
May 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.
Ms Scruton
June 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.
Mrs Donaghy
July 2012
Convenient and close to the town centre. Clean, warm and well appointed.
Mr Laidlow
October 2011
Great location, the house was really good, everybody had a great time.
Mrs Douglas
March 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.
Miss Foster
May 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.
Mr Stelman
May 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.
Mrs King
July 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.
Ms Macpherson
March 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.
Mr Gynne
April 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.
Mrs Joiner
October 2011
The house was perfect, suited our large extended family perfectly. Loved Skipton and not too far from Ilkley moors.
Mr Lloyd
August 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.
Mr Harvey
March 2011
Craven House is nice and big, well maintained with modern fixtures and fittings. Only a five minute walk into Skipton.
Ms Lewis
January 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!
Ms Deighton
January 2011
The location of the property was ideal for town shops etc. We can recommend the Woolly Sheep pub for Food - really excellent.
Mr Isaac
April 2010
Excellent large family accommodation
Mrs Neil
June 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.
Mrs Harris
November 2010
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 MS Simply Food.
Mrs Geddes
October 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.
Mrs Sutcliffe
December 2009
Decorated for Christmas, and beautifully warm.
Mr Hurren
December 2009
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.
Mr Pilkington
January 2010
Owner was very friendly and accommodating. Accommodation was warm, practical and very well located. Proximity to supermarket was very handy.
Mrs Smith
February 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.
Mr Holmes
November 2009
The property was good for a party of friends.
Mrs Cheesbrough
May 2009
Very homely and clean. Near to the town centre and lovely walks easily accessible along the canal.
Miss Hudspith
May 2009
Helpfulness of the Sykes staff and the owner of the property. Location of the house. Size of the house.
Mr Radcliffe
June 2009
Our second visit to ideal accommodation for the three generations of my family for a birthday celebration - spacious and comfortable.
Mrs Melville
April 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.
Mr Radcliffe
February 2009
Good for large families.
Mrs French
February 2009
The accommodation was fantastic and we had a wonderful weekend. Very well kitted out throughout the house. Everything you needed and more!
Mr Hayward
February 2009
Very spacious house. We enjoyed using the AGA. The house is very centrally positioned, close to the town centre and canals.
January 2015
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.
Miss Corina
September 2008
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.
October 2014
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 :-)
Debbie F
August 2013
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.
September 2012
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.
October 2011
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!
Michelle W
July 2012
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.
May 2011
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.
May 2011
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.
March 2011
Really nice house in excellant location for shops, walking, cinema and pubs. Woolly Sheep excellant for evening meal.
Globetrotter 54
December 2009
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.
December 2009
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 !!!
February 2011
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.
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