Airton Barn, The Nook, Airton, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 4AE

Call Simon Watkins on 01729 830263

Self-catering bunkhouse in the Yorkshire Dales

Airton Barn offers overnight accommodation for up to 12 people. Situated in the quiet village of Airton in central Malhamdale, the Barn is on the Pennine Way and the Way of the Roses cycle route. It is an easy walk from Malham Cove, Gordale Scar and Janet's Foss. The Three Peaks and Brontë Country are a short drive away.

The historic Friends Meeting House on site has been used by Quakers since the mid-17th century, being located in the region known by Quakers as '1652 Country'. Accommodation in the Barn includes a dormitory room with 6 bunk-beds and a multi-purpose room for which fold-out mattresses are provided. Tent space in the enclosed garden for up to 2 medium tents can be hired when the Barn is full. Up to 5 adult bicycles may be stored on site.

The accommodation includes a kitchenette with basic equipment and one toilet/shower room. Bedding can be hired on request. Food supplies can be ordered in advance and collected from the village farm shop or other local stores.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Yorkshire and Lancashire and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    12: 1x6 bunkbeds, 1x6 floor mattresses
  • Open:

    All year. All day.
  • Price per night:

    £20pp, reducing for longer stays. Call to discuss. £5 to hire bedlinen & towel if needed.
  • Booking:

    Groups fewer than 6 may book up to 3 months in advance; groups 6 or larger may book at any time.
  • Directions:

    Approaching Airton from Gargrave take the first right. The Barn is attached to the Friends Meeting House at the bottom of the village green. From Pennine Way, turn left into the village at Airton Mill. Go to the first building on the left and knock on the white door. GR SD 904592
  • Public Transport :

    Trains at Skipton (9 miles) and Gargrave (5 miles by road, 4 miles by Pennine Way). Limited buses from Skipton (via Gargrave) and Malham.
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Dales Highway Yorkshire Three Peaks Settle to Carlisle Pennine Way
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aMixed dormitories
dBedding provided
gFully heated
kSelf catering facilities
'Bike/equipment store (lockable)
tWithin 1 mile of NCN


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News & Offers from Airton Barn

Feeling poetic?

October 2nd 2020

Calling visitors to Airton Barn – join our ‘Year in Poems’ by sending us your own poetry! Each month we’ve been publishing short new work on our website by visitors and residents of Malhamdale.

Themes can include what inspires you about Malhamdale, history or any current topic. We select from those offered to publish online and in poster format outside the Meeting House. Anyone of any age or experience can participate. See the results at and send us yours soon!


Retreat to a spiritually important place.

February 11th 2020

Airton Barn, in the Yorkshire Dales, away from it all. The perfect place to escape to.

An historic venue in its own right, Airton Friends Meeting House has a fascinating story to tell about the origins of Quakerism in this region. With so many other ancient religious sites in the area, the Barn makes an ideal base for pilgrimages and journeys of architectural discovery.
We host retreats of various kinds, faith-based or otherwise, as well as creative courses and workshops. Get in touch to discuss your idea and requirements.

Quaker barn

Relaxing in the sunshine in the Yorkshire Dales close to the Settle to Carlisle railway.

September 30th 2019

Nearby to the Brontë country, where the controversial and empowering 19th century female writers took their inspiration.

Come and be inspired by the local communities and rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales, in the traditional Airton Barn, that was welcoming guests in the 50’s.

Airton Barn - Yorkshire Dales

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