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.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    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 is featured on the following pages


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

Luxury bunkhouse barn in the Yorkshire Dales is OPEN

August 17th 2020

Skirfare Barn, with its stunning backdrop of Upper Wharfedale & Littondale, has midweek availability in September 2020 and plenty of availability in Oct, Nov and beyond.

Skirfare Barn, with its stunning backdrop of Upper Wharfedale & Littondale, nestles in the Yorkshire Dales with the climbers’ challenge, Kilnsey Crag, on the doorstep. The area is famous for walking & cycling with many footpaths, including the Dales Way, close by. At nearby Kilnsey you can book day fishing & food at The Kilnsey Park, or bar snacks at The Tennant Arms Hotel.  The barn provides warm, comfortable accommodation.

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Dogs are welcome at Skirfare Barn

January 23rd 2020

Skirfare Barn offers luxury accommodation to groups and their dogs. There’s more than enough walk opportunities in the Yorkshire Dales

Yorkshire has it’s fair share of sticks to be thrown and birds to be chased. Skirfare Barn is an excellent place to relax after a day of doing nothing but. The Barn conversion may look basic from the outside however stepping in it’s easy to see the care taken in the refurbishment. The Hostel is fully heated and has free wifi for guests, great for downloading postman defence videos or relaxing after long walks. The kitchen is also well equipped so there’s no worry about not being able to curl up with a mug of Yorkshire tea in the evenings. Please note there is a charge of £15 per dog per stay.

Doggy in grass

“A perfect setting for a carefree get away”

October 3rd 2019

Our vibrant and colorful visitor’s board makes us proud. 🙂

Rated “excellant” on tripadvisor, Skirfare barn is featured on the best ten Kilnsey Cottages page.

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