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8 guests

4 bedrooms

4 beds

2.5 bathrooms

The Old Post Office

in Skipton

4.26

(56 Reviews)

This newly refurbished holiday home is located in the delightful Dales village of Burnsall. Sleeping up to eight guests across 4 bedrooms, this property is perfect for family gatherings and group getaways. The Old Post Office is the ideal place to stay if you are looking to enjoy everything the Yorkshire Dales has to offer.

Trip Details

Property Highlight #1

Dog Friendly Retreat

The Old Post Office is dog friendly so families can bring their pups along for their staycation.

Property Highlight #2

Log Burner

The property benefits from a log burner so you can cosy up with your loved ones as the cold nights draw in.

Property Highlight #3

Outdoor Area

The Old Post Office has a sunroom which opens out to a patio area. This space has outdoor furniture so it's ideal for relaxing in the sun and enjoying al fresco meals.

The Space
The Old Post Office is a stunning characterful property which spans over three floors. This four bedroom property is perfect for a family or group getaway if you are looking to enjoy the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales.

The ground floor is made up of the living room, kitchen, sun room and snug.

The living room is a large L-shape room with ample seating for 8 guests. With high ceilings, wood panelled walls and a feature log burner this space is perfect for entertaining the whole family.

The country kitchen features Farrow & Ball, Lulworth Blue kitchen cupboards, solid wood worktops and a large Belfast sink. The oil fired Aga sits proudly in the middle of the room with a monochrome feature tiled wall.
The dining area sits neatly in the kitchen. With a beautiful polished wooden table and a selection of matching chairs with botanical themed cushions.

Follow through the kitchen into the sunroom. This wooden framed space seats eight people at the large dining table and features large glass doors that open out onto the rear garden. Sitting opposite the dining table are two large two seater, leather sofas. Perfect for after-dinner relaxing.

The rear garden is a lovely secluded, south facing space with a stone flagged patio and outdoor seating area.
Just off the sunroom you will find the most perfect place to retreat after a long day exploring, The Snug. With deep green velvet sofas, fabric Chelsea style chair and small reading light. Grab your latest book and enjoy some peace and quiet.

On the first floor you will find three of the bedrooms, one with en-suite and the family bathroom. With two superking rooms and one kingsize, each with crisp white linen and luxury soft furnishings, you are spoilt for choice on which room to choose for your stay.

The master bedroom can be found on the second floor. This simple space features a superking bed, large leather snug chair and a private en-suite with WC and basin.

The Old Post Office is full of character with it’s Edwardian features, fused perfectly with interiors of exceptional taste, this really is a property that should be on your wishlist.

Neighborhood
The Yorkshire Dales are home to some truly breath-taking landscapes. With two protected areas, wild heather covering the moorland, towns and villages full of unique charm and a wonderful peaceful atmosphere, it is a place not to be missed. Whether you’re looking for a summer getaway to explore the landscapes or a winter break to cosy up in a country cottage you will not be disappointed with the Yorkshire Dales.

The property is surrounded by spectacular National Park scenery, including the magnificent Burnsall Fell. The location is popular among walkers and cyclists. Explore the great outdoors with a trip to Malham Cove, discover the history of Fountains Abbey in Ripon or go wild at Lightwater Valley, the local theme park.

Getting Around
You can travel to, from and around Burnsall by car, bus or train. There are a number of routes allowing you to travel around the Yorkshire Dales with ease.

There are a number of popular walks that lead to the hidden village of Thorpe, Cracoe, Hebden, Parcevall Hall Gardens and the spectacular Troller's Gill. Keen fell walkers will find a choice of routes from the high moorland onto Barden Moor Access Area.

  • Bathtub
  • Bed linens
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Children’s dinnerware
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit
  • Free parking on street
  • Garden or backyard
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • TV
  • Washer
  • BBQ grill
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Wireless Internet
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • Smoke detector
  • Private entrance
  • Pets allowed
  • Patio or balcony
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Kettle
  • Hot water
  • Essentials

Guests have access to the whole property. The keys to the property are accessed via a secure key safe and full details will be provided shortly before your arrival date.

There is free on-site parking for one or two vehicles (depending on size).

Check-in: 15:00

Checkout: 10:00

From the guestbook

4.26

(56 Reviews)

Keith

09/05/2022

You will love the location and comfortable kitchen and bedrooms

Julie

17/04/2022

beds
location
aga
sun room
more care and attention to maintenance and cleaning

Xanthe

14/04/2022

Great place, much better than advertised. HUGE bedrooms.
Tasteful decor and the location is ideal for all things Dales.

The comms and care we received were second to none.

Maxine

10/03/2022

Fabulous character house with fantastic comfy spacious beds. Wonderful views and variety of rooms to spend time in. Huge kitchen with aga, giving constant warmth! Had a lovely restful time, but with opportunity for walks, eating out and visiting local villages near by.

Karen

04/03/2022

The accommodation is perfectly situated in the lovely village of Burnsall. The property is big and had all amenities needed. The Aga is hard to cook on though! lovely enclosed garden. The bedrooms are huge and very comfortable. Would definately love to stay again.

Gaynor

01/03/2022

Fantastic house for our large group in an excellent location, super comfy beds, comfortable, warm, very well equipped and lovely furnishings.
Tired grubby paintwork, needs a deep clean i.e,hand prints all over glass/lots of cobwebs, broken chair from the kitchen dumped in the conservatory and broken door handle (mentioned in a previous review) still not fixed!

Gareth

21/02/2022

House was a great location.
Needs a major bit of TLC, lots of things such as broken chair, wallpaper hanging off the walls, the dust from the chimney coming through the fireplaces in the night time with the wind. Would stay again if these things all where sorted as the location is brilliant and plenty of room.

Malissa

17/02/2022

This house is set in the most beautiful place, nestled in a small village win the Yorkshire Dales with a large river running through the village, and lots of amazing walks nearby etc. The view of hills from the kitchen window was incredible - especially as we come from the flat land of Norfolk.
There are walks from the doorstep along the river, across footbridges and up to Hebden which has an amazing cafe.
Also recommend getting food at the Craven Arms which is a 5 mon drive. The steak and ale pie was amazing and every single dessert was outstanding- a brilliant pastry chef must work there! We ate in the bar area and there are fires dotted throughout the pub so it is warm and welcoming yet completely understated in a very refreshing way to what we are used to.
The house is very warm and clean. It was comfortable in the winter. It has a gorgeous patio garden with a bbq and chairs and a wonderful sun room. It was too cold in winter to use this though. We are a family of 5 but struggled to fit around the TV as there were not enough sofa spaces. The TV also wasn’t smart, but that meant we spent time playing games and being with each other more, so more of a holiday!
The dog really loved sleeping by the arga.
My advice is be prepared for arga cooking- we had a Sainsbury’s delivery to the door and made lots of stews which were ready when we came back from a long walk.
Really amazing place to get away from it all thank you

Welford

17/01/2022

The location was good near to a pub for dinner large enough to accommodate the family of 6. A very warm house. Bedding and towels where excellent.
Very worn property and very tired. Blinds in ensuite broken door handle to room loose could easily get trapped in room. Only one TV in the whole of house. No instructions for the arga to help work the meal times etc. Ensuite and bathrooms had grubby screens and lots of dirty mastic around bath. Not enough toilet rolls to accommodate a family of 6. Grubby rugs and cobwebs. Very dark internally. Needs a good clean and a good decoration.

Carmel

15/01/2022

property was homely, great location, fantastic beds and well equipped kitchen
aga was frustrating ( not warm enough when trying to cook ) and needed decent mirrors in bedrooms.

Jennelli

08/01/2022

Amazing place in a superb location with the most picturesque views! Communication with host was great and seamless check in & out process. Highly recommend :)

Catherine

03/01/2022

Great location. Comfortable beds. Quirky accommodation in need of some tlc. Would recommend eating at Red Lion only 2 minutes on foot. Parking on street can be difficult.

Sumera

29/12/2021

Great house, very spacious with lots of character and charm. Wonderful location and perfect for a winter getaway from city life.

Joanne

24/12/2021

The Old Post Office is a lovely property that easily sleeps 8. The sitting areas are comfortable and the kitchen is well equipped. There is only an Aga in the kitchen so bear this in mind if you are wanting to cook a meal during your stay. The three main bedrooms are large with king size beds that are comfortable. The forth bedroom is in the attic and is open with the hallway on the second floor. The garden is fully enclosed and is a safe place for dogs and children. The house is situated across from The Red Lion pub and hotel, which offers a warm welcome to visitors and is dog friendly. We had an evening meal there and the food was good as were the portion sizes. There was a good wine and beer selection too. There is a lovely 7 mile circular walk from Burnsall to Grassington along the River Wharfe, which I would highly recommend.

Laura

05/12/2021

We had a great weekend in this gorgeous house! So much space, so many rooms, we didn’t even get chance to use them all! Comfy beds, cosy fires, huge kitchen. We’d love to stay again. Gorgeous location.

Sarah

28/11/2021

lovely big house that was comfortable, warm and in a great location. Lovely views from the house.
we felt the house could maybe do with some repair. A few door knobs on the kitchen units and on the bedroom doors were loose. The fridge stopped working half way through our holiday, so we had to use outside as our fridge. But other than that, a great house.

Clare

25/11/2021

Lovely location and plenty big enough for 6 adults. Really cosy and a good set up with big comfortable beds.
Overall the cottage was wonderful and we'd return. If we were being picky, the kitchen could probably do with an update.

Laura

14/11/2021

Lovely cottage for a weekend away with friends, gorgeous location and had everything in it we could have asked for.

Lucy

08/11/2021

Brilliant place to stay, high quality and really beautiful

Lucy S.

01/11/2021

We loved our stay at The Old Post Office. Ideal for our family get-together. The beds are really comfortable, lots of spaces to hang out in the house, the area is magic- roll out of the front door and you are by the river or can go on glorious riverside walks from the front door. The Aga was lovely and warm and the property was well equipped, we had everything we needed. For us the photos didn't do it justice, The Old Post Office was comfortable, characterful and very spacious.

Claire

30/10/2021

Lovely location. Plenty of space. Great size bedrooms.
Not very clean. A lot of broken or poor condition items/fittings.

Anonymous

11/10/2021

Very good

Caroline

03/10/2021

This house is absolutely beautiful, and the village is lovely as well. A picturesque setting, with plenty of room for families or friends to get together. We did have an issue on our second day that the Aga stopped working, which was frustrating. But after a few phone calls the property company confirmed we could get food from the pub and they would reimburse us, which was a satisfactory outcome. And shout out to the Red Lion across the road as they were lovely, and managed to feed a fairly large group of us even though they were very busy on a Saturday night. Overall, it's a beautiful house in a beautiful location, and I would definitely recommend.

Chris W.

30/09/2021

Lovely area with lots to do. Property is quirky, and could do with a little tlc, although the beds and sofas were very comfortable. We weren’t able to book meals out in the village, however there are plenty of lovely places to eat within a 5 mile radius.

Debra

10/09/2021

Great location & comfy big beds with good linen & towels. Lovely snug & comfortable sofas & chairs
Poor electrics (snug light couldn’t be turned off) & various wires not properly terminated. Tired state of repair. Garden overgrown & untidy. Lack of bedside tables. Lack of dishwasher - poor sink location making washing up problematic.

Luke

06/09/2021

Perfect place to stay

Frederick H.

02/09/2021

Pros:
Couldn't ask for a better location. Comfortable beds. Very good communication from managers. Was all that it said it was. Good facilities available - pots and pans, etc. (not always the case with holiday rentals).
Cons:
Could have been cleaner. A few things which have clearly not been fixed for a while, light switches, locks etc. But this is minor.

Overall, I would happily book again.

Jonathan G.

15/08/2021

The location and surrounding scenery were great, however the property itself did not live up to expectations. On arrival the kitchen was in need of a good clean and other downstairs areas needed a good dust and hoover. There were various exposed wires and cables both inside and out which were unsightly. Some windows and doors were difficult to open and then impossible to close and the garden needed a tidy up. Overall, the property was in need of a lot of TLC.
The bedrooms were clean and the beds were very comfortable. The listing states '4 Bathrooms', however there are 2 bathrooms with showers over baths and 2 further cloakrooms.
There is only an Aga to cook on so be prepared.
On the plus side, the issues that we raised with the managing agent were dealt with and their communication was good and prompt.

Anonymous

13/08/2021

Superb

Steven

31/07/2021

This is a large house in a great position
It does need some tlc in a few places - hopefully the owners are on the case with this

Rebecca

25/07/2021

A great house in a beautiful location. The river nearby is fantastic for swimming and walks and the area is amazing for exploring. The bedrooms were lovely in the house but kitchen was disappointing. We stayed in summer and the aga was on full blast heating the whole house. After lots of comms with the rental company we managed to turn the heat down slightly but was still roasting making the kitchen an unusable area. Think an advisory needs to be given for summer bookings that the property will be extremely and uncomfortably hot. Also as previous reviews have mentioned there is no dishwasher. Finally we also had some worries as the back doors and kitchen window don’t close properly and can’t be secured. This may have been as a result of the heat but it certainly caused us some worry whilst there. Again contacted the rental company about this one.

Graham W.

15/07/2021

Situated in a beautiful area, the property is spacious, well equipped and comfortable. Lovely sun room at the back of the house was our go-to place to be.
Unfortunately our time there was affected by water supply issues on the upper floors which were not resolved at the time, compounded with other maintenance shortcomings, and poor / incorrect communication from the management company. Addressing these areas will make this property a real winner.

Craig

09/07/2021

Perfect property in an amazing location, it is a great as it looks and I would recommend to all

Alison

05/07/2021

A great location in a beautiful village. The house is quirky and good for our 2 night stay.

Marie

28/06/2021

This house is perfect for family gatherings. 4 big double bedrooms and both the kitchen and conservatory great for family meals.
Burnsall is a beautiful village, especially in the summer, and the house is in the heart of the village.

Mark b.

28/05/2021

Great house in a great location

Linda

27/05/2021

Great house for a family stay. Big bedrooms and plenty of everything. Conservatory is a great space for eating and chatting - faces south so caught the few rays of sunshine we saw! Wonderful views from the back of the house. Check in was easy and good communication from the Hosts. Thank you - wonderful place to catch up with family after so long.

Sharon

25/05/2021

The house was perfect . Location, cleanliness, facilities. Problem with TV that was not able to be sorted but all of the staff that we spoke to were really helpful.
The TV did not work. We were planning on Eurovision 'party' that we were not able to have as the TV did not work. We had a whole night planned & this was then not able to take place.

Edmund

06/05/2021

Beautiful house. Amazing place to be and comfy beds. Would strongly recommend for a group, but bring your own firewood!

Jean

24/04/2021

All the quirky decor. It was a mixture of traditional but modern and very comfortable. Fabulous location.
The booking agents (Host and Stay) were lovely in trying to iron our any difficulties.
TV didn’t work but we weren’t too bothered.
Aga was challenging if you had never used one before and as it was a hot weekend it was boiling in the kitchen. It was also boiling in the conservative and we daren’t open the conservatory doors as we could see killer midges outside. ?
We still weren’t too bothered. We just sat in the living room and opened to door until it had cooled down.

Natasha

22/04/2021

Beautiful house in a wonderful location, easy check and check out.

Carl

22/04/2021

The old post office was excellent. The location in the centre of the village is lovely, the setting is very convenient. The rear courtyard was a nice and comfortable place to relax. The rooms were very spacious and maintained numerous period features. the rear conservatory was spacious, light and airy. The kitchen was gorgeous!The village is super quiet and great for relaxing, with a lovely early chorus of birds, sheep and wildlife to wake you gently!
Parking was a squeeze and very dependent on who was around. In our case, it was fine for our stay but others may be less fortunate. There are several areas of wiring which have not yet been completed. More just an eyesore than dangerous. The coffee maker looked superb, but there were no available instructions. The aga looked absolutely gorgeous, but being permanently on me at that the kitchen was always incredibly warm bordering on hot. Ok during our visit over a cold weekend, but I suspect a problem in the summer months.

Andrew

16/04/2021

We had a wonderful stay amidst some beautiful scenery.

Paige

02/01/2021

The location is absolutely fantastic, right in the middle of Burnsall. The house has everything you need and plenty of space. So much to do within a 15-20 minute drive.

J

02/01/2021

Plenty of space! Furnished with the best. Very cosy. Loved the log fire. Great size bedrooms. Good location
TV didn't work but wasn't an issue as stayed over Christmas we played games and read books

pbnjam

01/01/2021

The photos don't do this house justice! A pleasant surprise to come to a huge house, cosy, it has 3 sitting areas, 4 good sized double rooms. Very clean and it's furnished with the best. Bed and duvet are very comfortable! We loved the log fire and the family played board games in the reading room. TV didn't work but staying over Christmas it didn't matter for us as we bonded, played games, read books. WiFi was fine. Also note the cooker/oven is oil fired Aga, which stays on all the time, we hadn't used before so quite an experience to use one. A cosy village with a lot of sites nearby. Great walk just outside the house. Go visit Malham Cove, Bolton Abbey and Fountains Abbey (must!).We made amazing memories. 100% recommend and would stay again. Recommended to other family who are looking to stay.

Emily

06/12/2020

Great location for walking straight from the door and you won’t be disappointed with the scenery. The kitchen living space is homely and we loved the aga. Found the living spaces a little musky but bedrooms were tidy and beds extremely comfortable.

Amber

06/11/2020

Gorgeous house, we stayed for 3 nights which was absolutely perfect. Lovley little village close to Skipton, Lots of nice walks around. The house was a little dusty/dirty in places but overall we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Included everything you need for a family trip away. Would definitely recommend and return in the future. Thankyou

Amy

30/10/2020

Spacious accommodation, lovely wood burner and living space, large bedrooms and lovely furniture. Beautiful location. Parking minimal and difficult if returning from a day out to find a park but space for one vehicle outside if required if no other parking in the village. Clean cottage and very warm and welcoming.

Marie

23/10/2020

Very spacious and warm house. Fantastic location for walking and access to lots of great places to visit. There is no dishwasher which would be a pain for a large group.

Clare

18/10/2020

Fantastic location in a beautiful little village, with great walking from the door. Unfortunately the property was not as clean as it should have been, which was a shame. Everything else was good and we had a really lovely weekend here.

Lucy

15/10/2020

The location of The Old Post Office was perfect for our break. Beautiful walks right on the doorstep without having to go out in the car. We had a brilliant time. Thanks for a lovely stay and great communication throughout.

Richard

04/10/2020

Excellent location, very well decorated house, plenty of living space, 4 'proper' double bedrooms with very good mattresses, well fitted bathrooms, well equipped kitchen overall.
No dishwasher and quite a lot of downstairs light bulbs blown. The furniture in the main bedroom was dated and seemed out of keeping with the rest of the modern look, but this was aesthetics rather than function.

Anonymous

01/10/2020

Good

Tom

11/09/2020

Lovely house, fantastic location.

Charlie

08/09/2020

Beautiful property; we had a great time! Communicative and efficient host.

Home Truths

On site parking isn't available but free on street parking is available in the village of Burnsall. Spaces are on a first come first served basis and a permit is not required.

The Old Post Office can be difficult to find from the address of the property. We will send over a Google Pin of the exact location prior to arrival - we recommend referring to this to help you find the property.

The property spans over three floors so you will need to climb stairs during your stay.

The top floor en suite bedroom has sloped ceilings so we ask guests to mind their head as they navigate around the room.

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