Broadrake Bunkbarn, Broadrake, Chapel-le-Dale, Ingleton, LA6 3AX
Call Mike & Rachel Benson on 01524 241357
OverviewA stunning location on a popular bridleway with far reaching views to Ribblehead, Park Fell and Ingleborough. This old agricultural building has been renovated to a very high standard with bedrooms, showers, toilets and drying room on the ground floor and an upstairs open-plan area with exposed beams, excellent kitchen facilities, dining area and seating area with large, comfortable sofas. A small resources room has a good selection of books, maps and games. There is free superfast fibre WiFi but no mobile phone reception. The Dales High Way long distance path passes the door and the Pennine Journey LDP is just a field away, making it an ideal overnight stop. The Three Peaks can be walked from the door avoiding the crowds at Horton. Plenty of other walking, biking and caving opportunities in the area as well as the Ingleborough NNR across the valley and the limestone pavement of Scales Moor a short walk away. Broadrake is in a fantastic Dark Skies area too. This accommodation is featured on our map of Yorkshire and Lancashire and here is its own website.
Rooms & Beds:20: 1x8, 2x4, 2x twin.
Open:All year. All day.
Price per night:Weekends: £25pp or 2 nights sole use £900. Mid-week: 20pp or £360 a night sole use. Bank Holiday 3 nights sole use £1350. Week sole use £2000. £5 bedding/towel hire.
Booking:Confirm availability by phone or email
Directions:From B6255 turn onto Philpin lane. Go through the farmyard and across 5 cattle grids just before 6th cattle grid turn right onto unmade track. Do not attempt Philpin lane if flooded retire to the Hill Inn and phone from there.
Public Transport:Ribblehead Station is about 2 miles away by footpaths. Free pick-up from/to the station may be possible by prior arrangement.
Walks:Local Walks Long Distance Walks
This accommodation is near mountains, is in a National Park, is available to individuals, is an 'Eco Hostel', has a pub within walking distance and is on the or near to the Settle to Carlisle railway and the Dales Way.
March 13th 2018
An actual barn on a Yorkshire Dales hill farm. The exterior reflects what you’d expect from a Dales farm: rugged, exceptional views, secluded. But step inside and you’ll be blown away!
A world away from the adventurous simplicity of our traditional bunkbarns, this is designed and decorated with modern features (check out the glass banisters) respecting the vintage features of the building. There are 20 beds in 5 different rooms downstairs while the upstairs is open plan, airy and calm. No wonder they report that, “All our guests are very impressed to find a bunk barn with such a high standard of facilities in the back of beyond.”
That ‘Back of Beyond’ bit is also a big attraction. Just writing the names of these places – familiar to me from a youth spent relatively locally – makes me want to muddy my walking boots. The Yorkshire Three peaks: you can walk it from the door as the most challenging of the peaks, Ingleborough, is right there. Malham Cove. Ribblehead. Park Fell.
Broadrake Bunkbarn play an active role in the cultural life of the area, reminding us that secluded doesn’t mean isolated. They host a number of traditional skills and crafts workshops as well as being part of the Flowers of the Dales festival and Underground Overground festival.
This doesn’t mean they’re only open to big groups booking an event, no not at all. individuals, families and small group bookings are welcome too.
Workshops at Broadrake Bunkbarn
April 13th 2017
The popular Blacksmithing and Willow Weaving courses at Broadrake are joined this year by Line and Wash Painting workshops with John Harrison and photography workshops with Andrew Fletcher. These provide an opportunity to learn watercolour painting and photography, using the stunning landscapes and local wildflowers and fungi around Broadrake. Courses take place mid week with overnight accommodation available in the bunkbarn at 10% discount. It’s great to have a day away from the daily grind and learn a new skill ! There’s something for everyone.
A perfect base for the Yorkshire 3 Peaks and more
November 21st 2016
Fancy a Yorkshire Dales Walking Holiday? Newly renovated Broadrake Bunkbarn is directly on the route of the Dales High Way and close to the Pennine Journey LDP and Three Peaks Challenge Walk, making it the perfect base for walkers and more.