About this listing
Our little house is situated on a little hill in a very quiet area of old Skipton
We have a very small bedroom but it does have wardrobe and plenty of drawer space. There is space on the landing & the study to put larger luggage if required.
MINIMUM BOOKING , TWO NIGHTS FOR TWO PEOPLE
MINIMUM BOOKING, THREE NIGHTS FOR SINGLE PERSON
The price is £40 pr night for ONE person and £20 for extra guest. Total for 2 people £60 pr night. This includes sole use of house apart from the basement where we reside, so are on hand if needed.
We are able to accomodate three of either the same family or friends, with one person sleeping in the small study on a Put U up Bed, who would then share bathroom. Price to be agreed. Study is adjacent to the bathroom and on the same floor as the main bedroom. Study has a stunning view to wake up to.
Skipton is known as the "Gateway to the Dales" and is listed as the No 1 best place to live in Britain according to the The Sunday Times 2014
A great place for walkers, serious or otherwise. Should you not want to go to the Dales there is moorland in Skipton as seen from our study window and elsewhere in Skipton.
We have a very small but cosy house in a quiet location on an incline off Raikes road, despite being so close to all the amenties one expects in a town. This is a peaceful area of old Skipton where one would hear the odd hoot of an owl, screech of a fox, mooing of cows, bleating of sheep. The latter can be viewed from the garden.
Beautiful views, from sitting room and from the study one can see the moors & woods.
4 mins walk from High St, considered the best in UK according to BBC. Radio 4. Also Skipton has been voted by The Sunday Times, the best place to live in the UK.
Extensive & lively, colourful market, 4 days a week in nearby High St.
For those who love antiques, there is three floor shop, full of unusual items withim a few minutes walk. There are also further very individual antique shops in the town.
Skipton has so much to offer, 2 Theatres, Cinema, Museum & Modern Swimming pool set in parkland. Children's play areas, also Golf Course adjacent to park. Canal walks, Canal Boating, Boat hire. Woods surrounding the medieval, 11th Century Castle which hosts events during the summer months. Interesting 12th Century Church, the latter two, within 4 mins walk of house.
Many good restaurants (we have counted 51 eating places within walking distance) offering Indian, French and Chinese dishes. Renowned Fish & Chip establishments. Loads of Coffee Houses & pubs nearby, including 94 restaurants.
Excellent shopping facilities with many small original shops, selling all manner of goods. Museum & Art Gallery, Dave Ferguson's Hiring Cycle shop opp M&S. 2 large Supermarkets & Marks & Spencers food hall. Now even a "Poundland" recent addition, all within easy walking distance from house.
Regularly held, extensive Saturday Craft & Flea Market in Town Hall in High St, only a few minutes walk from our house.
We offer a B&B for a couple or a single person, (We are able to house a third person if required on a Put U Bed bed in the study) in small but clean & comfortable room with, TV Radio, Various Teas & Instant or Real Coffee making facilities. Towels & linen provided.
We do NOT provide HOT/COOKED breakfasts but we do provide substantial Continental style fare with home made bread and a good and varied selection of foods which are available at times to suit our guests.
Use of study if required.
Use of kitchen
Plenty of towels provided. If a bath preferred, can always use ours in our downstairs flat.
No smoking permitted in house but smoking in garden OK
Two friendly cats and 2 friendly hosts who enjoy looking after and meeting people from all over the world.
We are on hand for any help or information you may need, by intercom house phone.
Our small house is located off Raikes Road, 2nd sharp turning at bus stop. This little road is not on most maps.
10 mins walk to railway station and 8 mins bus station. Buses (short rides) to nearby Dales villages. Leeds & Bradford, all within easy travelling distance by train or bus.
Leeds all within driving distance
TOM, ANNE, ROBBIE & LONZO (the cats)
Look forward to making
Wi Fi Internet, TV, Piano, Sittingroom, Garden with sitting out area with lovely views. Kitchen, Crockery and kitchen utensils. Washing machine. Space for drying clothes in garden. Study, Bathroom, towels. Small Double bedroom. Piano, plenty of reading matter very varied book selection WIFI. Computer
Interaction with Guests
As much or as little as our guests would wish. We are around most of the time for a chat.
Housephone intercom for any help.
It is an exceptionally beautiful place to live as well as being so convenient for shops.
Markets 4 days a week in High St. Farmers market 1st Sunday every month. Lots of individual shops. Swimming pool, sauna & gym, golf course, all set in park 10/15 mins walk from house.
Plenty of cafes & restaurants.
Depends where you want to go what sort of break you are having. Loads of walks, Public transport to Leeds Bradford, Grassington
Malham, Ingleborough for caves, Kilsney Park for fishing, Bolton Abbey, Historic Houses & Gardens
There are many short walks of interest from the house.
Other Things to Note
Castle, canal, boat rides, woods, walks, markets, 3 supermarkets. M&S food store, Antique shops. Chain stores as well as many individual shops. Many outdoor clothing shops. Plenty of eating and coffee establishments. 4 churches. 1 1 Catholic,
2 C of E,
There are no particular rules here, other than No Smoking in the house but can smoke in the garden. We like civilised, clean folk who enjoy staying away from their home.
We are on hand for any information at all times.
We do ask people to check out on time as often guests are arriving the same day as they are leaving.
Guests are requested NOT to wash up, clear the table of their breakfast things or STRIP bedding on leaving. That is our job, you are here for holiday.
We have stayed in Skipton many times before but this must be the best. The reason ?
We had a fantastic time from a very well located Central Skipton location in comfortable accommodation and a welcoming easy going atmosphere. All our needs were catered for. Anne & Tom were tremendous hosts. We thoroughly enjoyed the delicious breakfasts with home made bread! Very highly recommended
Terry & Barbara Roberts
This was a truly wonderful stay. Anne and Tom could not have been nicer and did everything one could possibly have expected - and a lot more. The Haven on the Hill is aptly named - a lovely, cosy, peaceful terraced house full of character and very close to the centre of Skipton, which is a delightful town. I stayed with my two children aged eight and six. Two of us slept in the main bedroom and Anne and Tom kindly set up a single bed in the adjoining study for the other child (they alternated on different nights!). The main bed was very comfortable with fresh new bedding. Breakfast was superb - crumpets, muesli, croissants, cereals. granary bread, fruit, juice and much besides. There was delicious ham and smoked salmon on different days. Bathroom good with shower and plenty of hot water. The house is full of fascinating paintings, artifacts and photographs. We used the sitting room for drawing and playing games (Anne and Tom joined us for a game of Misfits on our last night). There's a tiny little garden that opens out onto a common grass area at the back - great for the kids. I parked on the street outside with no problem. Communication throughout was first class with Anne and Tom very patient about a glitch with dates and the Airbnb site. We stayed three nights (we were in Skipton for my parents' 50th wedding anniversary) and only wish it could have been longer - not least to have talked to Anne and Tom more and got to know them better. This was my first time in Skipton and I would love to return - if I do then I know exactly where to stay.
Tom and Anne were wonderful hosts, and made us feel at home the moment we stepped through the door! Their house is lovely, there was an incredible spread for breakfast, and the bed is very comfy. It was great to have their local knowledge on hand - we loved our weekend in Skipton and would definitely stay here again if we return.
I booked this for family, their review is as below...
"We have just spent a very enjoyable week in Skipton, Yorkshire, UK. We stayed at Haven on the Hill, a bed and breakfast selected by our son, a Skipton local.
Tom & Anne are a delightful couple who immediately made us welcome. They were hospitable without being intrusive. The breakfasts were great including fresh home-made bread, the bed was comfortable, and the location is a very easy 5 minute walk into the township.
We would definitely stay here again & would heartily recommend it.
Ian & Suzanne Morris (Brisbane, Australia)"
I was made so welcome and had a pleasant stay on my first visit, so I came back for another few days!
Salmon and fresh bread at breakfast again - perfect.
Anne and Tom were very welcoming into their home. A very warm and pleasant stay indeed! Anne also made an amazing breakfast for each morning that really was incredible.
They are both very warm and helpful people and I'd definitely go back for a visit.
Thank you both for accepting my request, it was such a pleasure meeting you both.
Their house is also very close to town and in a quiet and peaceful area.
You will also find that you'll have the roam of the whole house which I really liked.
Tom and Anne made me feel welcome throughout my 5 day stay. Breakfast included home baked bread, fresh fruit and salmon, so both healthy and tasty.
The house is close to Skipton, yet in a quiet and quaint setting, so an ideal location, with parking close by.
The hosts are well travelled and interesting, so if you want some intelligent conversation they are sure to oblige.
Lovely stay. Thank you Tom and Anne.
About the Host, Thomas
My name is Robbie and I am the owner of Tom & Anne. (A new cat arrival has arrived, by the name of Lonzo. I am not too happy with him but guess I have to learn to put up with him) We would very much welcome visitors to our little abode, where they can be assured of a warm welcome in this lovely part of the world.
Tom and Anne are both now retired, he from being a Systems Analyst and she from Hospital Pharmacy. We are keen on Swimming, reading, backgammon, chess,maths, music and having a good laugh.
Having travelled quite a bit and lived in other countries we would like to hear of other's experiences.