Airton Barn, The Nook, Airton, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 4AE
Call Simon Watkins, Friend in Residence on 01729 830263
OverviewAirton Barn offers overnight accommodation for up to 18 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 two multi-purpose rooms for which fold-out mattresses and airbeds 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. There are two equipped kitchens, two bathrooms and a separate toilet. Bedding can be hired on request and there is a small store of basic non-perishable food. Supplies can also be ordered in advance and collected from the village farm shop.
Beds & Rooms:18: 6 bunks + 6 mattresses + 6 air beds. Overflow camping for 2 tents.
Open:All year. Volunteer warden resident on site.
Price per night:£18pp, reducing for larger groups. 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 (11 miles) and Gargrave (7 miles by road, 4 miles by Pennine Way). Limited buses from Skipton (via Gargrave) and Malham.
Walks:Long Distance Walks
This accommodation is in a National Park and is available to individuals. It is on the walking festivals page, the Dales High Way, the Three Peaks, the or near to the Settle to Carlisle railway, the ideal for retreats page and the Pennine Way.
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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.
Spend your Easter break at Airton Barn
January 31st 2020
Enjoy a spring break in Malhamdale, staying at the historic Airton Friends Meeting House and Barn.
Located in the quiet town of Airton this friends meeting house serves as a calm place to unwind. Being on major walking and cycling routes means that there’s always opportunity to explore the Yorkshire Dales. Perhaps a trip out to Brontë county see where the classic authors garnered inspiration for their novels. Give yourself a break this Easter with a relaxing trip to Airton 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.