Skirfare Barn, Kettlewell Rd, Kilnsey, North Yorkshire, BD23 5PT

Call them on 01756 636350


Skirfare Barn is a traditional stone barn and is a distinctive feature of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales landscape. It stands at the confluence of Upper Wharfedale and Littondale with the climbers' challenge, Kilnsey Crag, providing a spectacular backdrop. The area is famous for walking, cycling and touring with several footpaths easily accessible from the barn including the Dales Way. Kilnsey is nearby where you can find The Kilnsey Park providing day fishing and food.Or there's The Tennant Arms Hotel for those who prefer a bar snack. Pony and Llama trekking is available at Conistone. Although altered little on the outside, the Barn has been converted to provide centrally heated accommodation with fully equipped kitchen, common room with TV and DVD player and showers on the upper floor, and 5 bedrooms & drying room on the ground floor. Ample car parking and a grass recreation area. Free WiFi. Perfect accommodation for cycling or walking holidays or friends and family-get-togethers. This accommodation is featured on our map of Yorkshire and Lancashire and here is its own website.


  • Rooms & Beds:

    20: 2x2 (twin), 2x4, 1x8.
  • Open:

    All year.
  • Price per night:

    From £16 per person.
  • Booking:

    Essential, in advance for weekend block bookings.
  • Directions:

    From Skipton take B6265 to Grassington then the B6160 towards Kettlewell. In Kilnsey, 400m after the Crag turn into Skirfare Barn just before the T junction.
  • Public Transport:

    Skipton trains (12 miles). Buses from Bradford, Keighley and Harrogate.
  • Walks:

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks

This accommodation allows dogs by arrangement, is in a National Park, is available only to groups, has a pub within walking distance and is on the Luxury Barn page and the Dales Way.


aMixed dormitories
bSingle sex dormitories
cPrivate rooms
&Family rooms
fSleeping bags required
gFully heated
oMeals available locally
kSelf catering facilities
iDrying room
tWithin 1 mile of NCN
ZDogs by arrangement
wGroups Only


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News & Offers from Skirfare Barn

Climbers, challenge yourself on the 180 foot of iconic, mountainous limestone: Kilnsey Crag!

July 23rd 2018

Placed in the depth of the beautiful Yorkshire Dales landscape, Kilnsey Crag is a must-climb for any dedicated climber- and less than a mile away from Skirfare Barn!

The beautiful Yorkshire Dales landscape is notorious  for it’s incredible natural formations that make it an ideal area for climbing, hiking, mountain biking, cycling, and touring with many serene footpaths and challenging off-road tracks right from the doorstep of Skirfare Barn.

Kilnsey Crag  is one of the famous natural attractions the area surrounding Kilnsey, including the well loved Dales Way. We invite climbers to enjoy our facilities at Skirfare Barn, including a drying room, and we challenge your to mount the 180 foot of Limestone that is Kilnsey Crag!

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Due to cancellation Skirfare Barn has availability for Christmas

November 2nd 2017

Sleeping 22 in 5 bedrooms, Skirfare Barn has great areas for group cooking, eating and socializing

Available for Christmas 2017 and sleeping 22 in 5 bedrooms, Skirfare Barn has great areas for group cooking, eating and socializing. Located midway between bustling Grassington and the charming riverside village of Kettlewell, the Barn is a perfect base for exploring the Yorkshire Dales.  After a busy day in the fresh air return to the peace and quiet of the Upperdale and enjoy the warmth and indoor space at Skirfare Barn.  If you don’t want to self cater all the time the famous Tennant Arms bar and restaurant is only a 10 minute walk from the barn.

Christmas Group Accommodation

Virtually explore before you actually explore!

July 16th 2017

Use the 360 degree virtual tour  to see this traditional stone barn.

You can have an explore of Skirfare Barn, group accommodation in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales, without even setting foot there. Use the 360 degree virtual tour  and you’ll see this traditional stone barn, has been sensitively converted to provide convenient, flexible and comfortable group accommodation.  You can wander outside as well, and see its 1 acre grounds and the stunning Dales scenery with Kilnsey Crag towering nearby.  

It will make you itch to be booking a break for your group to climb, walk and generally explore the limestone scenery of Upper Wharfdale. The barn’s small, private rooms, free wifi, trampoline and outdoor games make it perfect for groups with younger members too. 


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