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

“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.

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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