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Malhamdale Luxury Farmhouse On The Edge Of The Yorkshire Dales National Park

Bedrooms 3
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Bell Busk, Malhamdale, Skipton, Yorkshire Dales, England - Peaceful Location In Beautiful Pastoral Setting With Panoramic Views

Please contact us before booking. Granville House in Bell Busk is a 400 year old Yorkshire Laithe, now a popular location for gatherings of families and friends. You will have amazing views from all windows. This is tranquility realised, a hidden gem that will leave you feeling happier and healthier. Your holiday home is spacious, cosy and characterful, sitting along the old drovers track cycle route 68 and is a good starting point for the Pennine Way. Granville House is on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in Malhamdale and not far from the AONB of the Forest of Bowland. A paradise for nature lovers. There are otters in the River Aire and Otterburn Beck. Spot the kingfishers too. In the evening watch out for bats and owls or study the night sky without light pollution and be mindful of the hares, rabbits, deer or badgers as you drive along. The aurora can be seen from here. We provide bird seed for your bird table too.

This is farming country and England at its best. Depending on the time of year, we either have spring lambs being born in the field opposite or gambling and pronking around in full view. After that the same field is often used for birthing calves up until mid autumn.

Bell Busk is nowadays a sleepy ancient hamlet, but it used to be the main terminus for the Dales when we had a railway station and silk mill. Before that the Romans were here walking up and down our lane. It is as tranquil or bustling as you want it to be. The countryside is beautiful and uncrowded but good facilities are within easy reach. There are lots of things to do round here with walks and cycle trails straight from your door.

You can shop till you drop in Skipton, Settle, Clitheroe or Ilkley or wander round the picturesque villages of Grassington, Malham, Haworth and Kirkby Lonsdale. You will have your very own mini tourist information centre to hand with leaflets and organised folders to help you plan your perfect holiday. You will find everything you need for a relaxing short break or month long holiday. There are games, DVDs, books, magazines, IPOD dock, 6MB WIFI and a TV with some satellite channels. There is a piano with sheet music and guitar. The hand built bespoke wooden kitchen is a cooks dream with good quality equipment, an Aga ( so always warm and cosy on arrival) and an Aga easy recipe book. The kitchen is a great sociable place.

The bedrooms are spacious and furnished luxuriously, with 4 poster bed in the master bedroom. The bath is big enough for 2. You will even have central heating and a log burner.

Just 1.5 miles away you will find a swimming pool and spa, fly fishing, archery, clay pigeon shooting, an off roading experience or falconry. The nearest bar there has 2 big open fires, choice of restaurants and amazing views. You will find cosy characterful fantastic gastro pubs nearby or the award winning Indian restaurant in Gargrave.

The garden is large at the back with table and chairs, we provide picnic blankets too, but there is an unfenced pond and an unfenced drop so children must be supervised at all times. Malham Cove can be seen from the back garden. The garden at the front is small and safe with table and chairs. There is off road parking for 3 cars. Granville House is 15 mins drive from the ancient town of Skipton, with medieval castle, 4 day market, canal, many shops, tea rooms, restaurants and pubs. Easy access by road and rail. The local village of Gargrave has a well stocked Co-Op, a delicious deli and fish and chip shop. Hellifield, Aireton and Cracoe sell local produce. Settle, Malham and Grassington are also very close. Nearby places to visit include; Malham Cove, Gordale Scar, Ingleborough, Pen Y Ghent, Whernside, Pendle Hill and The Pennine Way, The Trough of Bowland, Forest of Bowland, Gisburn Forest, Settle Carlisle Railway, Embsay and Keighley Steam Railways, Bolton Abbey, Skipton Castle, Grassington, Hawes, Haworth, Clitheroe, Ilkley, Harrogate, Saltaire, Leeds and York.

More Details

Jeanne Hine
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Jeanne Hine

We are a working professional couple, who love country life. We often work from home.

Our hobbies are varied and include many outdoor pursuits and gardening.

We love what we have and we are happy to share it with you.

Jeanne Hine purchased this cottage in 2010

Why Jeanne Hine chose North Yorkshire

We meant to downsize when our children fledged but we fell in love with Granville House because of the views.

Once you are here, you will feel completely relaxed and quite far away but in reality Bell Busk is very easy to access just 1 mile from the A65, it is not cut off and does not take hours to reach along winding lanes. It's a little gem.

What makes this cottage unique

Our special features would include the views, the very large well stocked garden and the light aspect. If the sun is shining, it will shine on Granville House.

Indoors, there is a luxurious amount of space, a 4 poster bed, a log burner, piano and guitar, a wonderful bespoke kitchen with Aga and a roll top bath. Outside you will find plenty of wildlife and you may even see the aurora because of the dark sky. You can feed our hens or the wild birds too. If you are lucky you will see a steam train.We pride ourselves on our cleanliness too.

Guestbook comments from the owner

“Top class!”

5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

What a lovely house! It's obvious from all the reviews on here that this house is fantastic, and it lives up to that billing and more!

There are amazing views, big comfy beds, fab furnishings, a big tele, fab walks from the doorstep, a locally crafted kitchen, boot/drying room, big garden, cozy aga, wood burner etc. Absolutely everything has been thought of and been provided by the owners, who live next door. They are friendly and welcoming, but unobtrusive.

I don't think you could get a better house in the Dales. Could not recommend highly enough.
Jan 2015
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Skipton Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Free standing roll top bath, has shower attachment for hair
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , This is ensuite to bedroom 1
  • Both bathrooms have wash basins
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king sized bed and ensuite Bedroom 2 with double bed Bedroom 3 with twin beds Cot is moveable
  • Books
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
Notes on accommodation: Although suitable for the elderly and children, there is no downstairs loo. The stairs are very wide and slope gently. There are floorboards and cream carpets so you need to bring slippers or thick socks as shoes are not to be worn indoors. We provide clean slippers. Outside: There are 2 gardens. The large back garden has well stocked borders, an unfenced pond and unfenced drop to the back yard so children must be supervised at all times. The small front garden is safe for all. There are tables and chairs, BBQ, parasol Utility Room: washing machine, clothes airer, coat hooks, shoe storage, iron and ironing board, vacuum cleaner, high chair, BBQ Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bedlinen, towels, bath mats, tea towels and apron are provided. Please bring bedding if you need to use the cot We clean through before your arrival or weekly if you stay longer Other: The dining room is open plan with the kitchen with windows North and South. There is an oak table and chairs with cushions, bespoke kitchen, piano and guitar, more books and leafle


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveler reviews)

Malhamdale Luxury Farmhouse On The Edge Of The Yorkshire Dales National Park
average rating of 4.9375 based on 17 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Made very welcome and place was very tidy and comfortable.

  • Submitted: Apr 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for choosing to stay at Granville House. We hope to see you again.
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Beautiful & great location

  • 5 of 5

Owners could not have been more helpful, Lovely setting & House is beautiful and so nicely decorated

Near other fabulous holiday spots

Perfect for us, so peaceful.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cosy relaxing stay

  • 5 of 5

From the moment we stepped inside it felt so cosy and homely, loved cooking on the Aga so easy to use. Lovely views from all windows, great watching the birds from the kitchen window, the owners supply bird food. There was a robin we nicknamed him "Bully boy" as he kept guard over the bird table and kept chasing the other birds away, it was funny to watch! The house felt so warm with the Aga and the log burner going. Great walks right from the front door and the surrounding area, ideal base for visiting Grassington, Skipton and Settle. Richard, Jeanne and Russet the dog were very friendly and made us feel very at home. We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay and feel so relaxed it will be hard going back to work! Will definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jan 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are delighted that you enjoyed your January holiday here so much. Many thanks and we look forward to seeing you again.
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  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay we are sad to be leaving the hosts we're very welcoming and helpful the cottage is very homely and comfortable well looked after property we would love to come back. Would recomend this place to everyone.

  • Submitted: Jan 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks, it would be lovely to have you all back.
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  • 5 of 5

Granville House is beautiful. I stayed there with five friends a couple of weeks ago, and we had a lovely weekend. The house is spacious, full of light and very clean. It's tastefully decorated throughout - the owners clearly care about the small details. The kitchen is well equipped, and we soon got used to cooking on the Aga. It was lovely to relax in the living room on Sunday morning with the winter sunshine streaming through the window. I highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, yes Granville House is indeed quite the perfect Yorkshire Dales country retreat. We enjoyed having you to stay and would welcome you back anytime.
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Relaxing, Peaceful,Spacious.

  • 4 of 5

Granville House is comfortable, clean,well maintained and equiped. The position is ideally suited

for touring the The North Yorks. National Park(walking distance to Malam), The Forest of Bowland and the Lakes.

The owners who live in the adjacent house are very helpul and friendly without being obtrusive. The property is

well equiped and gardens well maintained. A lot of thought has gone into making this a comfortable holiday home.

A very enjoyable relaxing holiday within striking distance of good pubs and restaurants.

  • Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I wrote to this gentleman and said, You have said some very nice things and so we are shocked with only 4 out of 5 stars. Please let us know where we could have tried harder. Where did we slip up. His reply, Dear Jeanne and Richard, Sorry about 4 stars I guess I would rate 5 stars as absolute perfection in every way, on a 100 scale I would have rated 99.
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Leeds Bradford
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Coniston Cold
Nearest Golf
8 Kilometres
Nearest Train
3 Miles
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Coniston Cold
Car: recommended


A car is recommended. Gargrave is a 2 mile walk where there is a train station.

Skipton Station is about 7 miles.

Leeds Bradford Airport is about 45 mins away.

Our grid reference is 390 796 E. 456219 N.

Latitude 54.001928

Longitude 2.142018


Gargrave is a 2 mile walk, 3 miles in the car.

Skipton and Settle are 7 miles.


Rates & Availability

Skipton Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
April/May 2017
Apr 21 2017 - May 18 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 19 2017 - May 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 26 2017 - Jun 1 2017
2 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 2 2017 - Jun 15 2017
3 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 16 2017 - Jun 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
June/July 2017
Jun 23 2017 - Jul 13 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 14 2017 - Jul 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
Jul 21 2017 - Aug 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Aug 11 2017 - Aug 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
August 2017
Aug 18 2017 - Aug 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
August 2017
Aug 25 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 8 2017 - Sep 14 2017
3 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 15 2017 - Sep 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sept/October 2017
Sep 29 2017 - Oct 12 2017
3 night minimum stay
October 2017
Oct 13 2017 - Oct 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
Oct/Nov/Dec 2017
Oct 27 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas 2017
Dec 22 2017 - Dec 28 2017
5 night minimum stay
New Year
Dec 29 2017 - Jan 4 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
6 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Minimum of 2 nights in the low season and 3 nights during the rest of the year, unless booking last minute. Folks can arrive after 4pm and need to be packed up and heading off by 10am on day of departure. This is sometimes negotiable out of season.
We cannot accommodate any pets.
There is an absolute ban on smoking indoors.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible.
Arrival is after 3pm
Departure is before 10am

Notes on prices:
Short stays welcome, per night price varies - please enquire. We shall send you a quote, then a cancellation policy and booking contract before any money is accepted. An initial deposit within 2 days of reservation is required. The balance is payable 4 weeks before arrival. There is sometimes a discount for 2 people such as late bookings.
Price includes: cleaning, WIFI, bedding, bathroom and kitchen towels and kindling.
We are happy to talk on the phone.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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