MINIMUM BOOKING TWO NIGHTS
Guests have the house. We are in the basement on hand but in a seperate flat.
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, 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. 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, Mini golf, (summer only) 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, (currently under refurbishment) again only a few minutes walk from our house.
We offer a B&B for a couple or a single person, (also a third person if required) 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 fayre 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
Friendly cat and hosts who enjoy looking after and meeting people.
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.
Manchester 1 hour by car.
TOM ANNE & ROBBIE
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, 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 etc
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 Catholic,
2 C of E, 1 Methodist.
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 enjoyed our brief stay with Tom and Anna. Tom kindly met us at the station. Almost 80, we found the hill and the stairs at their house rather steep. Their house was warm on a chilly weekend and comfortable. We had some good conversation and they gave us good advice as to where to eat out. They provided us with generous buffet-syle breakfasts.
Just returned from a lovely visit to Skipton and a big part of making that a success was being hosted by Thomas and Anne. They are just the kind of hosts you would hope to have when visiting a place you have never been before. The communication was prompt and friendly. They met me at the station. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful, the conversation was stimulating, the atmosphere was warm and friendly, the space was clean, bright and peaceful. Our hosts were mindful of our privacy but at the same time on hand to help with local knowledge and directions. Will definitely recommend and hope to visit again. Thank you!
Great little house: warm, cosy and comfortable. Thomas and Ann made us feel most welcome and provide excellent breakfasts.
It was delight to stay in Anne and Thomas' home. Every aspect from start to finish went beyond my expectations; I could not have asked for anything more. Their home is in a good location-only a few minutes from the high street and yet it enjoys a peaceful position. The room is warm and quiet and the bed is so comfortable. The tea and coffee making facilities and the little bowl of fruit in the room were very much appreciated. The bathroom is pristine and warm. I was so touched by the steps Anne and Thomas had taken to provide such delicious and appetizing breakfasts. Robbie, the cat, offered a gentle and unobtrusive welcome. Anne and Thomas are wonderfully gracious, kind and hospitable hosts; they are so helpful and welcoming and to sit with them in their lounge and converse with them is a joy in itself.
Hope you got back without too many inclines in your way. I think Yorkshire would be lucky to get you if you ever change your mind about returning permanently.
It was a pleasure to have you stay Maxine and so kind of you to leave the note and content. Would always be pleased to see you anytime.
Very kind regards Tom Anne & Robbie
Thomas and Anne are an absolutely charming couple who made our stay very comfortable. There is nothing negative I can say. Totally perfect! :-)
Tom and Anne run an incredible BnB in Skipton Yorkshire. The breakfast every morning was like a five star hotel. Salmon,muesli,croissants,fresh baked bread,yogurt and a fruit Capote and more. The best we have experienced yet.....
You have the top floor of the house to yourselves: very private. The bedroom was immaculate with a very comfortable bed. You also have the living room to yourselves, as you see it on their page, but you do have to share with Robbie the cat!
You are a five minute walk from the town centre with many great pubs, quality shops and the open air market.
Tom and Anne are a very cosmopolitan couple and seemed to have led a very interesting,well travelled life.
We will most certainly stay here again on our next visit to Skipton. We highly recommend this AirBnB. It is exceptional....
Clive and Maureen Rees
Clive & Maureen, thanks for such kind words. You and your kind, make running airb&b really worthwhile. You were a great couple to look after and we enjoyed doing it and your company. We didn't get your email but you can always contact us.
hope to see you next year if you make this way again
T & A + Robbie
Thomas and Anne were wonderful hosts, they have a lovely tardis-esque house which we were sad to leave. Their breakfasts were varied and tasty, we recommend the home made bread! The smallish room was fine as we could use the corridor for storage and the bathroom was much better than most hotels I've ever been to!
Skipton is a good place to see the dales from although we had a car, if you didn't have one it might be harder to explore.
Big thanks to Thomas and Anne for welcoming us to their house on our first airbnb stay.
My name is Robbie and I am the owner of Tom & Anne. 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.