Self catering group accommodation near Stainforth in the Yorkshire Dales


Hornby Laithe Bunkhouse Barn, Hornby Laithe, Stainforth, Nr Settle, North Yorkshire BD24 9PB

Simple, comfortable accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Hornby Laith Bunkhouse Barn has been converted from original farm buildings and occupies a secluded position within easy walking distance of both the pretty village of Stainforth and traditional market town of Settle. The perfect base for groups wishing to explore this beautiful area. Within easy access to a wide variety of routes for both the seasoned walker or climber and those wishing to explore the countryside at their leisure. Sleeping up to 50 there is also space for a marquee for events and weddings & ample parking. Full catering available by arrangement although a fully equipped kitchen is available for self-catering. A separate barn contains a recreational area & camping is available. Stainforth Foss, a picturesque waterfall on the river Ribble, is just a short walk across the fields from the barn and in the right season you can see the salmon leap on their journey upstream to spawn. The owners also have a holiday cottage available in Cumbria. See for more details.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Yorkshire and Lancashire.

call Neil and Enid Caton, on
01729 822240

Rooms & Beds:



All year.

Price per night:

36 people: £800 w/end. 50 people: £1,050 w/end. Enquire for prices for other party numbers.


Book by telephone




From the A65 follow the B6480 through Settle (B6479) and Langcliffe. After crossing the railway continue for approx 1 mile. Hornby Laithe is on the left down a track.

Public Transport:

Train at Settle, bus No 11 from Settle to Stainforth from which it is approximately a 12 minute walk to bunkhouse..

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is available only to groups and is on the Hostels with Camping map.

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Hornby Laithe: back to basics in the Dales.

Hornby Laithe: back to basics in the Dales.

Simple, comfortable accommodation in the Yorkshire Dales

Hornby Laithe Bunkhouse, close to Settle and Stainforth, in the Yorkshire Dales. offers “simple comfortable accomodation”. 

And that’s pretty much all you need to know.

I know there’ll be a section or our members and followers who’ll be rubbing their hands together at that.

I could describe the rolling dales and gritty villages. I could name the iconic dales and evocative village names. I could urge you to the climbing, walking or cycling routes nearby. But “simple and comfortable in the Yorkshire Dales” covers it all.

Hornby Laithe sleeps 50 for groups only, they don’t have a website or occupy the social media so you have to book in the old fashioned way.


Ellen Brow holiday cottage in Cumbria

Ellen Brow holiday cottage in Cumbria

The owners of Hornby Laithe Bunkhouse Barn also have a holiday cottage in Bowness-on-Windermere.

Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac, yet only a few minutes walk from the restaurants and boutiques at the centre of the bustling village of Bowness-on-Windermere, this delightful, very well equipped house offers lovely views of the lake and the fells from the balcony and the picture window in the living room. An excellent holiday base for visiting the many attractions of Bowness with Lakeside walks, water sports and leisurely boat trips as well as the Beatrix Potter Exhibition, museums and art galleries all nearby. The cruiser trips on the Lake take you to Lakeside to the south (Aquarium of the Lakes and Lakeside to Haverthwaite steam railway) and Ambleside to the north. Within a short drive are many National Trust properties, as well as historic buildings such as Holker Hall and gardens with the Motor Museum, Sizergh Castle, Levens Hall and gardens. The beauty and grandeur of the Lakeland Fells surrounds Lake Windermere, enticing visitors to explore the many walks, cycle paths and mountain climbs, whilst other lakes such as Coniston Water, Ullswater and Derwent Water are within easy reach for wonderful days out. Shop and pub 300 yards.

Ground floor: Hallway. First floor: Living room. Dining room/kitchen. 3 bedrooms: 2 double, 1 twin. Bathroom with corner bath, shower cubicle and toilet. Shower room with toilet.

Gas CH, elec, bed linen and towels inc. Cot. H/chair. Video. DVD. Stereo/CD. Elec cooker. M/wave. Washer/dryer. D/washer. F/freezer. Payphone. Enclosed garden with patio area and furniture. Balcony and furniture. Garage. Parking (1 car). No smoking.

For more details see Ellen Brow

Contact Hornby Laithe Bunkhouse Barn:

01729 822240