PLEASE NOTE: During the current phase of the easing of lockdown, we are now open to all guests (including holiday bookings) in the Shepherd’s Hut and Holiday Cottage. However, we can only welcome guests travelling for a number of permitted reasons, including work, in the BnB rooms. We can, of course, take bookings for any purpose for stays from May 17th onwards. All bookings can be cancelled or rearranged up to 1 week before check in and for a small additional charge, our fully flexible rates allow cancellation up to 24 hours before check in. Please contact us for more details.
HOLIDAY COTTAGE, SHEPHERD'S HUT AND boutique Bed and Breakfast in skipton
The Bailey is a holiday destination consisting of a quirky Shepherd’s Hut, dog-friendly Holiday Cottage and a boutique Bed and Breakfast in Skipton.
Situated next to the castle in the historic centre of Skipton, officially the happiest place in the UK and gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, the property benefits from a rural secluded feel, but is just two minutes’ walk from the centre of the town itself (and its award winning market).
There are wonderful walks to enjoy from the door in Skipton woods, or up on the fells. We have canals, steam railways, Bolton Abbey and the Yorkshire Dales national park, all within easy reach.
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This truly charming dog-friendly cottage, with private parking, offers spacious accommodation, with a multi-fuel stove and a warm welcoming ambiance, ensuring a relaxing stay at any time. The cottage consists of a large lounge/dining area with full Sky TV (including movies and sports) and excellent Wi-Fi.
The fully equipped kitchen (including dishwasher and washing machine) and bathroom (including shower over bath) are newly fitted. The bedroom has a very comfortable king-sized bed with top quality Egyptian cotton bedding. Towels are provided.
Bed and Breakfast
The latest additions to The Bailey Skipton are our two new Boutique Bed and Breakfast rooms. Finished to an extremely high standard, the spacious rooms feature comfortable king-sized beds with top class Harrison mattresses, sumptuous pillows and duvets and Egyptian cotton bedding.
After a wonderful night’s sleep, you’ll be treated to a classic home-cooked Yorkshire breakfast featuring award winning local produce and little extras such as homemade granola, freshly baked bread and homemade jam.
A quirky glamping experience in its own, private section at the far end of our beautiful garden, the bespoke hut is fully equipped with mains services, a beautiful kitchen, a log burning stove and a large shower room.
You can sit watching the sun set with a glass of bubbly in your hand, listening to the birds sing. The perfect secluded and romantic getaway for those looking for something a little bit different.
Reasons to visit us
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About the owners
Mark has spent 30 years in Corporate Banking – but decided that the trouble with the rat race is that even if you win the race, you are still a rat. He always dreamt of running a holiday business and decided enough was enough. When bankers became the new traffic wardens it was time for a change. Mark is the lead cellist with Leeds Symphony Orchestra and plays cornet in Otley and Skipton Brass Bands. He is a keen fell runner and cyclist.
Kay is a practising physiotherapist dividing her time between paediatric patients and her true love, veterinary physio. She qualified with a masters in veterinary physio this year and has launched a new business in Skipton – The Dog Physio.
The Bailey is the perfect destination for...
An outdoors holiday
Skipton is known as the Gateway to the Dales National Park for a reason! The town is surrounded by moors for walking or fell running, is on the route of the Tour de Yorkshire for keen cyclists and is a haven for dog lovers. The Leeds to Liverpool canal passes through the town and we are right next to Skipton woods.
A dog friendly holiday
Skipton must be one of Yorkshire’s most dog friendly towns. There are woods, parks and rivers for dogs to play in and a wide variety of quality restaurants, cafes and pubs which welcome dogs. There is even a café with a separate menu just for dogs!
A shopping holiday
Skipton’s award winning market complements the large proportion of independent shops in the town. Leeds is 45 minutes away by train, Harrogate is only 30 minutes by car and the beautiful spa town of Ilkley is 15 minutes away.
A romantic getaway
With the rise of the mini honeymoon (minimoon), what better destination than The Bailey, which is immediately opposite Skipton Castle and All Saints Church. Enjoy waking up to the view of the church across the sheep pasture.
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Get in touch
We can’t wait to welcome you to The Bailey Skipton! Contact details are shown below. You won’t have experienced anything quite like The Bailey before!
2 -3 The Bailey,
M: 07957 901 340
T: 01756 799237