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The Hayloft - luxury bolthole for 2

Bedrooms 1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

A Special Bolthole For 2 In The Yorkshire Dales

The Hayloft is a special place to stay. The guest annex of our 17th century farmhouse. It is yours to call home for a weekend or longer. Your own walled garden with fruit trees and garden furniture. You enter into a beautiful kitchen with sunny window seat, underfloor heating and quality appliances.

It's just one step into the large living room with dining table. There's a large woodburning stove and comfortable sofa and leather library chair. Lots of books and dvds are provided. Up the curved oak stairs is the galleried bedroom with super king-sized bed and huge ensuite bathroom.

Hayloft is the perfect get-away for a quiet weekend or retreat. Very romantic - a real escape from it all.

More Details

Fiona Hoole
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
January 15, 2017

About Fiona Hoole

Our family have lived in this house since 1886. It has seen many changes over the years and since 2014 guests have been able to enjoy The Hayloft - a private guest annex at the end of our Long Dales farmhouse.

Fiona Hoole purchased this house in 1886

What makes this house unique

I'm going to let our guests do the talking here: "The Hayloft instantly welcomed us and we felt at home since we arrived... brownies, wine and wood stove helped too! Stargazing, walking and relaxing by the fire... what a restorative and rejuvenating time we've had!"

If this sounds like your idea of a perfect weekend then I think you will love our little bolthole too.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(8 traveler reviews)

The Hayloft - luxury bolthole for 2
average rating of 4.875 based on 8 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful location, with walks from the door. Lovely property with every comfort provided - we felt very pampered. Thank you so much.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing attention to detail throughout the property, stylishly decorated but comfortably so. Lovely to arrive with a few treats ready to greet us, lovely walks in the area with breathtaking scenery. Away from the hub of Grassington (but not too far away) allowing a peaceful retreat. Am fully recommending this little gem to all we know. Thank you Fiona, best wishes Georgina and Patrick

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our Wedding Weekend Retreat

  • 5 of 5


The only word I can use. Upon arrival we were made to feel so relaxed and happy. Quite possibly one of the best self catering accommodations I have ever stayed in. All the little extras made the trip amazing. Fiona you are one of the nicest people I have ever met, you helping out at my wedding was the finishing touch for me.

My hubby and I were able to kick back and relax after the wedding. The bed is amazingly comfortable we didn't want to get up. The bathroom is probably the best aspect of the house, luxurious, relaxing and modern. Our bottle of bubbly went down a treat.

We added a few more dvd's to the collection for people to enjoy. You will not be disappointed if you stay here the house and location is out of this world. We hope to come back for our anniversary next year and the year after that and so on!

Thank you Fiona... You Star xxxx

Sarah & Chris McMahon

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Sarah and Chris Thank you for your lovely review of Hayloft. I'm just so pleased it helped to make your wedding even more special and glad it gave you time to relax after your busy and very beautiful wedding day. It was a pleasure to meet you, your family and friends. Fiona
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Lovely cottage in a great location.

  • 4 of 5

Pleasantly furnished and styled. Kitchen well equipped. Clean and well maintained. We loved the location and the walks from the door.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Thoughtful touches

  • 5 of 5

This cottage was everything that we were looking for.

On arrival there were thoughtful touches everywhere: wine, milk, chocolate brownies, tea lights etc. Everything was absolutely immaculate. We had brought some equipment for cooking but I think the kitchen was better prepared than our own at home (we ended up buying the same mugs from a shop in Grassington).

The bath was lovely, and the bed was very comfortable. The wood burner was all set up and ready to go, hypnotic of an evening.

The location was fantastic, we walked into Grassington for the Dickensian Fayre where we ate possibly the best pie of my life. There was also a nice tearoom a short walk away in Hebden. We also saw squirrels in the garden whilst we had our breakfast.

The owners were really lovely and inviting, but allowed us to just go about our business and there was no hurry to do anything.

I can't rate this place highly enough, it will be somewhere we constantly compare other accommodation to.

  • Submitted: Jan 19, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Charlotte. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay in Hayloft. We try to make it a special bolthole for a really relaxing weekend and escape from it all. I'm pleased you appreciated the extra touches too - the chocolate brownies are from Relish in Grassington - I'm sure they think I'm eating them all myself! Hope you come back soon. Yours, Fiona
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An amazing discovery

  • 5 of 5

The Hayloft is a wonderful, cosy, romantic retreat! A perfect getaway for a weekend (or preferably longer) spent relaxing, walking or just enjoying the surrounding area. It has the feel of a boutique hotel combined with the comfort of a luxury cottage stay away from the rest of the world. Everything was clean, well maintained and beautifully presented. The owner was friendly and on-hand if needed, without intruding on our stay. The welcome supplies, scrumptious cake and endless supply of logs for the wood burner were the finishing touches. There are walks right from your doorstep, from an easy ramble into nearby Grassington to a whole day out spent roaming around the surrounding moorland. This was, by far, the best cottage we've ever stayed in.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: recommended


A car is recommended but we can pick guests up from the bus in Hebden or Grassington. Nearest train station is Skipton.


It's a 10 minute walk to our nearest village of Hebden with The Clarendon Pub and Old School House cafe. It's 5 minutes in the car to large village of Grassington. Skipton is 25 minutes away by car and Harrogate 35 minutes away.

Further Details:

The Hayloft is tucked away in the quiet hamlet of Hole Bottom. It is perfect for walkers and has a footpath outside the garden gate. It's a 10 minute walk down to Hebden (pub and cafe) and a beautiful 35 minute walk over the tops to Grassington - our largest local village with wide range of shops, pubs, cafes and National Park centre.


Rates & Availability

Skipton House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jan 1 2017 - Mar 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
2017 Summer
Mar 31 2017 - Oct 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
2017 Autumn
Oct 2 2017 - Dec 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable damage deposit $123

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Skipton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • 1 large ensuite bathroom with large walk in shower and beautiful, deep roll-top bath.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: 1 galleried bedroom with 6 ft super-king sized bed. Quality cotton bedlinen. Black out blinds on velux windows.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • spelunking
The Hayloft is a quiet retreat for 2 adults only. We regret that we cannot accept pets or children at any time. Non-smokers only. There are many walks straight from your garden gate. You also have access to 2 acres of private woodland and grounds. Parking is in a shared private car park. Bikes can be stored in our barn. Delicious meals and groceries can be ordered from Relish Deli in Grassington - ask Fiona for their details. Owners live next door if you need anything during your stay.

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