5 minute taxi ride to the train station. 15 minute drive to The Dales. 20 minute train ride to Leeds. Local shop.
“Although I didn't meet Sarah, I enjoyed staying at her house overlooking the River Aire Valley and the Liverpool to Leeds Canal. It was a beautiful area of Yorkshire to visit. I found the house easily and my bedroom was spacious and the bed comfortable. The street follows the valley side and is quite steep - remember to "curb" your wheels if you are driving. The local pub is an easy walk but doesn't serve dinner (or at least didn't when I visited). One of the locals graciously gave me a lift to the Airdale Heifer pub and brewery at the bottom of the valley which was one of the best pub experiences I have had in the UK for nice ales and good food. It was only a short inexpensive Uber ride back to Sarah's house. The other must-do whilst staying at Sarah's house is the Liverpool to Leeds Canal tow path walk. It was amazing viewing the Victorian engineering, the wildlife (waterfowl and swans) and the beautiful views. Highly recommended. I would be happy to return to Sarah's house to spend more time in this beautiful part of northern England. Thanks Sarah!”
The Loft - a self contained light and airy 200 year old farm building in the hamlet of Swartha with magnificent views across the Aire valley. Ideal for walking, cycling or just relaxing. Easy access to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Haworth - Bronte Country, Worth Valley Railway, Bolton Abbey, Malham plus the many amenities of the towns of Silsden, Addingham, Ilkley, Skipton, Harrogate, and Keighley.
“Juliet’s place is tucked away in the countryside yet close enough to the local village to not be completely isolated. The information pack in the living room is a very thoughtful touch and we sampled the local takeaway ‘Purple Garlic’ during our stay which did not disappoint. The space itself is compact but functional and it’s clear that it has been furnished to a high standard - particularly the bedlinens which were exquisite. We stayed with our 5 month old which was absolutely fine and the travel cot was a lovely touch. I would not recommend it for families with active babies due to the size of the space, but it is a lovely retreat for couples or those with younger ones. Juliet was really helpful throughout and we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her and her lovely loft to our friends and family!”
A rural retreat with commanding views. We are up at 1000ft on the back of Ilkley Moor looking south towards Haworth and Bronte country as well as being on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park with Bolton Abbey just 5 miles away. Although isolated, there are good local rail and bus links to Bradford and Leeds for those missing city life! The Shippon is ideal for that "get away from it all feeling" and for those who don't want all the amenities on their doorstep! Well behaved dogs welcome
“Just returned from the most peaceful week at the Shippon. The views are incredible and the accommodation itself is well equipped, clean, tidy, and homely, as well as very dog friendly. Keith and Jane are the most welcoming hosts and nothing is too much trouble. The Shippon is situated perfectly for gorgeous walks straight from the door and the addition of the maps really helped us explore the area to its fullest! Thank you both. We would happily return :)”