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 allows dogs by arrangement, is in a National Park, is available only to groups and has a pub within walking distance. It 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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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

Walkers rejoice Skirfare Barn have Easter availability for rambling through the Yorkshire Dales

January 18th 2020

Being renowned for it’s footpaths the Yorkshire Dales outshines itself as a walking holiday spot. Skirfare Barn happens to be right in the middle of it, with paths right outside the door. The Barn is well equipped for the needs of up to 20 people, is fully heated, provides Wifi and has a drying room for your boots.

If ambling through the Yorkshire countryside sounds like your ideal Easter break, don’t miss out on Skirfare Barn. The self accommodating barn has all the amenities of a hostel while remaining in the middle of the Yorkshire Dales. Hot showers and a well stocked kitchen with a large table to fit everyone round. The Dales have more walks than you can shake a stick at, but if you happen to get bored the Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty is a short drive away. Prices;  3 Night Easter Weekend break £1300

Skirfare Barn

“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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