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.
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.
Haven on the Hill was as described but even better, the lounge and lovely garden, big bathroom and cosy bedroom with lots of healthy treats as well as fab biscuits & tempting chocs
What a lovely stay! We felt incredibly at home. Tom and Ann (and the cats!) were fantastic hosts. The cottage is gorgeous and a fantastic breakfast spread too! We'd definitely stay again if we find ourselves back in the area. Fabulous all round!
The Haven on the Hill was exactly that, with a comfy room, modern bathroom facilities and access to other areas of the cottage. My hosts made me welcome with a cup of tea after my journey and a delicious and wholesome breakfast spread each morning. The cottage is on a steep incline but is in a quiet backwater, away from the traffic. I found it very convenient on foot for the High Street and historic attractions and for the friends I was visiting. I didn't need the car during my 2 night stay and thoroughly enjoyed my first airbnb stay.
Hello Stephanie, Thank you for your kind words.
We could have supplied you with a sheet and a blanket had we known you were too warm, to make you more comfortable. The only alternate way to the cottage is only up another hill, which is very narrow and always parked with many cars sometimes both sides. Nobody who lives on this terrace, comes up that way because of the continual congestion so we do not advise our guests to use it. The way you came and the former mentioned are the only ways to the cottage.
T & A
I booked 'The Haven on the Hill' for my parents, so I did not stay myself. My parents tell me they had a great time, and were very well looked after by the lovely Tom and Anne. Description is accurate, and my communication with the hosts was friendly and efficient. Location is excellent for exploring the Southern area of the Yorkshire Dales, including the Malham area, while the town centre of Skipton is walking distance. Recommended!
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.