3 Bedroom (Sleeps 6) Farmhouse in Skipton

Granville House Bell Busk Malhamdale Luxury Farmhouse On The Edge Of The Yorkshire Dales National Park

At a glance: Child Friendly, Wifi, Parking, Garden.

Farmhouse ref : P4096
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Owner : Jeanne Hine

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  • Property Type Farmhouse
  • Location Skipton
  • Sleeps 6
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Minimum nights stay2
  • Low season price per week£560
  • High season price per week£1300
  • Customer rating 5.0 / 5 ( 6 reviews )
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Granville House is a 400 year old Yorkshire laithe, now a popular location for gatherings of families and friends. You will have amazing views from all windows. This is tranquility realised, a hidden gem that will leave you feeling happier and healthier. Your holiday home is spacious, cosy and characterful, sitting along Mark House Lane in Bell Busk, the old drovers track it is a good starting point for the Pennine Way and cycle route 68. Granville House is on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in Malhamdale and not far from the AONB of the Forest of Bowland. A paradise for nature lovers. There are otters in the River Aire and Otterburn Beck. Spot the kingfishers too. In the evening watch out for bats and owls or study the night sky without light pollution, the aurora can be seen from here. Be mindful of the hares, rabbits, deer or badgers as you drive along. We provide bird seed for your bird table too.
This is farming country and England at its best. Depending on the time of year, we either have spring lambs being born in the field opposite or gambling and pronking around in full view. After that the same field is often used for birthing calves up until mid autumn.

Bell Busk is nowadays a sleepy ancient hamlet, but it used to be the main terminus for the Dales when we had a railway station and silk mill. Before that the Romans were here walking up and down our lane. It is as tranquil or bustling as you want it to be. The countryside is beautiful and uncrowded but good facilities are within easy reach. There are lots of things to do round here with walks and cycle trails straight from the door.
You can shop till you drop in Skipton, Settle, Clitheroe or Ilkley or wander round the picturesque villages of Grassington, Malham, Haworth and Kirkby Lonsdale. You will have your very own mini tourist information centre to hand with leaflets and organised folders to help you plan your perfect holiday. You will find everything you need for a relaxing short break or month long holiday. There are games, DVDs, books, magazines, IPOD dock, 6MB WIFI and a TV with some satellite channels. There is a piano with sheet music and guitar. The hand built bespoke wooden kitchen is a cooks dream with good quality equipment, an Aga ( so always warm and cosy on arrival) and an Aga easy recipe book. The kitchen is a great sociable place. The wifi is provided at superfast strength in this large room so that if you absolutely have to use it whilst on holiday with your favourite folks, you have to be in the same room as them. Families and friends leave here really feeling that they have spent good quality time talking to the people they came here with.
The bedrooms are spacious and furnished luxuriously, with a 4 poster bed in the master bedroom. The bath is big enough for 2. We even have central heating and a log burner.
Just 1.5 miles away you will find a swimming pool and spa, fly fishing, archery, clay pigeon shooting, an off roading experience or falconry. The nearest bar there has 2 big open fires, choice of restaurants and amazing views, or try the cosy characterful fantastic gastro pubs nearby or the award winning Indian restaurant in Gargrave.

The garden is large at the back with table and chairs, we provide picnic blankets too, but there is an unfenced pond and an unfenced drop so children must be supervised at all times. Malham Cove can be seen from the back garden. The garden at the front is small and safe with table and chairs. There is off road parking for 3 cars. Granville House is 15 mins drive from the ancient town of Skipton, with medieval castle, 4 day market, canal, many shops, tea rooms, restaurants and pubs. Easy access by road and rail - Skipton railway station has direct services from London Kings Cross. The local village of Gargrave has a well stocked Co-Op store wonderful deli and fish and chip shop. Hellifield, Aireton and Cracoe sell local produce. Settle, Malham and Grassington are also very close. Nearby places to visit include; Malham Cove, Gordale Scar, Ingleborough, Pen Y Ghent, Whernside, Pendle Hill and The Pennine Way, The Trough of Bowland, Forest of Bowland, Gisburn Forest, Settle Carlisle Railway, Embsay and Keighley Steam Railways, Bolton Abbey, Skipton Castle, Grassington, Haworth, Clitheroe, Ilkley, Harrogate, Saltaire.
Our grid reference is 390796E 456219N Latitude 54.0016060. Longitude 2.1414020


50th Birthday Weekend

By Stephen Welleans on 04-Feb-2018

Stephen W. said...
4 Feb 2018
50th Birthday Weekend
Mark House Lane, Bell Busk, BD23 4DU, United Kingdom
Date of Stay
2 Feb 2018
Helpful votes: 0/0
I wanted to find somewhere special where my family could celebrate my wife's special birthday, and what we found was very special indeed. A beautiful cottage with great facilities, set in a fantastic rural location. Everything was as we hoped for, a warm inviting large cottage that easily catered for 6 adults. Beds were super comfy and the kitchen area was the perfect place to chat, eat and have the odd tipple or two before retiring into a snug front room to see the day out! A more perfect place for a family gathering will be hard to find. Highly recommended.and a credit to the owners.

5 of of 5

Luxurious accommodation in a tranquil setting

By M Ellison on 10-Jan-2018

Left on Jan 10, 2018 for a stay in Jan 2018
The location of Granville House is nothing short of idyllic; superb, open views across the valley; far enough off the beaten track to have nothing more than the sound of nature, no traffic noise. The house is tastefully appointed to a very high standard - I was thinking of putting in an offer for a couple of pieces of furniture I fell in love with! It combines the charming rusticity and comfort of a rural retreat with the convenience of modern living. Log fire and efficient central heating; cosy Aga and belfast sink sits alongside the microwave and dishwasher; separated from the rat race but served by good, strong WiFi - as I said, the best of the traditional with the best of the modern. Suits all needs and preferences. We aren't seasoned walkers but the one walk we had was nothing short of delightful, just winding lanes, stunning scenery and calm, quiet countryside. We also made good use of the many games and puzzles in the house which kept us animated and laughing all weekend. Jeanne was at hand to answer our enquiries and assist if needed but we were left alone to enjoy our little celebratory weekend (my 60th birthday). A very pleasant and comfortable weekend in a gem of a cottage, thank you.

5 of of 5

Gorgeous cosy cottage in a beautiful setting

By Moojoo29 on 28-Feb-2017

Stayed with family and friends for half term Feb week. Lovely and clean, Jeanne the owner was there to give us a quick tour, which was helpful. The bedrooms were large and spacious, one with gorgeous power shower en-suite! Kids loved the musical instruments in kitchen diner which kept them occupied as the Wi-if was a bit hit and miss, especially upstairs. This wasn't too much of a bad thing though as we had to chat then!! The cottage is in a great location and we didn't have to drive on a couple of the days as there are lots of lovely local walks (and pubs!) nearby. So comfortable and relaxing, didn't want to leave, will definitely be returning!! Thank you! Xx

5 of of 5

Beautiful & great location

By Stephen W on 12-Feb-2017

Owners could not have been more helpful, Lovely setting & House is beautiful and so nicely decorated Near other fabulous holiday spots Perfect for us, so peaceful.

5 of of 5

Lovely Cosy relaxing stay

By Lynne H on 28-Jan-2017

From the moment we stepped inside it felt so cosy and homely, loved cooking on the Aga so easy to use. Lovely views from all windows, great watching the birds from the kitchen window, the owners supply bird food. There was a robin we nicknamed him "Bully boy" as he kept guard over the bird table and kept chasing the other birds away, it was funny to watch! The house felt so warm with the Aga and the log burner going. Great walks right from the front door and the surrounding area, ideal base for visiting Grassington, Skipton and Settle. Richard, Jeanne and Russet the dog were very friendly and made us feel very at home. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and feel so relaxed it will be hard going back to work! Will definitely recommend!

5 of of 5


By Elly M on 02-Jan-2017

We really enjoyed our stay we are sad to be leaving the hosts we're very welcoming and helpful the cottage is very homely and comfortable well looked after property we would love to come back. Would recomend this place to everyone.

5 of of 5
Children Welcome
Refrigerator Hob Oven
Microwave Dishwasher Pantry item
Coffee maker Toaster Dining seats
Dining room Internet Fireplace
Wood stove Heating Linens provided
Washing machine Parking Living room
Hairdryer Ironing board Television
Satellite/cable Dvds Games
Books Garden
Adventure Away from it all Family
Historic Romantic Spa
Sports activities Tourist attractions

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