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WHAT IS A BUNKHOUSE?

Bunkhouses provide the unique opportunity of allowing large groups to get together in unique and stunning locations, at an affordable cost and with exclusive hire.

 

Traditional hotels and B&B’s charge £80 + per person per night on average whereas Skirfare Barn costs from just £16 per person per night (based on a group of 20), and you get the exclusive hire of the building to yourself.

 

To keep overhead costs low, you are provided with comfortable bunkbeds where you supply your own bedding.  You are required to leave the bunkhouse cleaned, tidy and in the same condition as you find it.

 

By agreeing to our terms and conditions and tidy-up bond terms and completing them fully ensures we can continue to keep costs low for everyone.

BUNK BEDS REMIND ME OF SCHOOL TRIPS

Our bunkbeds all come with memory foam mattresses, and delux pillows. We also have four single beds to ensure all options are available. 

 

Sleeping bags and duvets can be hired upon request - contact us

DO I HAVE TO PAY UPFRONT?

We ask for a deposit to secure your dates, and the balance to be paid 6 weeks before arrival (plus a further, refundable security deposit).

DO YOU TAKE A DEPOSIT?

Yes we do.  We take a £150 tidy up and breakages bond which is fully refundable.  Top Tip - leave the barn as you found it!

IS SKIRFARE BARN DISABLED FRIENDLY?

Access to the barn from the car park is wheelchair accessible, with the bedrooms and one shower room on the ground floor.

 

However, the lounge and kitchen area are up a single flight of stairs on the first floor without any lift access.

CAN WE BRING CHILDREN?

Of course, that's what we are all about.

WHAT ABOUT PETS?

We will accept a maximum of 3 dogs on site at a cost of £15 each per booking.

 

These are accepted strictly on the understanding and full agreement that they are NOT to be left alone at any time in the barn, and all waste must be cleaned from the grounds.

 

Dogs found on the premises without express permission will be asked to leave and a cleanup charge will be taken from the bond.

DO WE ALLOW WEDDINGS?

Skirfare Barn is not ideally suited for larger groups than 20 people.

 

If you're planning a small, intimate ceremony/event then we do have the option to partner with the group accommodation site next door, to provide a more comprehensive facility for up to 60 people.

 

We welcome discussing your plans to see if we can accommodate you - please contact us.

CAN WE HAVE A PARTY HERE?

Skirfare Barn is NOT a party venue. Company, summer parties etc are not accepted.

 

Our barn is perfectly set to enjoy a group get together where all members treat and respect the building as you would your own home.

DO YOU ACCEPT HEN/STAG/YOUNG GROUPS?

Our default position  is that we do not accept party groups (as above),  however we are the first people to acknowledge that every group is different.

 

We are willing to discuss your plans, and sensible groups that will respect our property will be considered.

 

Groups of exclusively under 25 yrs old will not be.

CAN WE PITCH UP TENTS WITHIN THE GROUNDS?

The Barn is insured and has fire regulations for a maximum of 20 people on site. This includes anybody in the grounds.

 

If you have guests arriving then you must ensure your total number does not exceed this at any point.

 

As we are within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, our planning permission does not provide for tents or caravans/motorhomes etc.

 

We are also not insured for such facilities, and therefore have no choice but to prohibit them.

IS THERE A PUB NEARBY?

The Tennants Arms is a 10 min walk along the road from the barn.

 

A short bike or car ride of 4 miles to Kettlewell provides three pub options.  Grassington is 5 miles away with several pubs/cafes and food. Skirfare Barn is also on the bus route to both these villages.

 

Skipton town centre is 9 miles away with many pubs, nightclub etc.


WHAT ARE THE ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE TIMES?

All bookings are strictly a 4pm arrival.

 

Exits and vacation of the car park is 10.30am all days except by prior arrangement.

 

Extra hours can be purchased at £35 per hour at time of booking.

HOW MANY BEDROOMS ARE THERE?

We have 5 bedrooms as follows :-
 

  • 1 with 4 bunkbeds (sleeping 8 in total)
  • 2 with 2 bunkbeds (sleeping 4 in total in each)
  • 2 with 2 single beds (sleeping 2 in total in each)

 

WHAT ABOUT BATHROOMS?

There are 3 wash rooms at Skirfareban :-
 

  • Mens' washroom with 2 toilets and 1 shower enclosure upstairs
  • Ladies' washroom with 2 toilets and 1 shower enclosure upstairs
  • Communal washroom with 1 toilet and 1 shower enclosure downstairs

 

IS BEDDING PROVIDED?

We include a bedsheet and a pillow/pillowcase.  You are required to bring your own sleeping bag/duvet.

 

If you would like to hire a sleeping bag or duvet, please contact us for a price

IS HEATING INCLUDED?

Your hire costs include central heating during the times when you are expected to be busy and active in the bunkhouse.

 

These are 6.30am-10am and 4pm till 11.30pm.

 

If you require heating on a full time basis then this is an optional extra and is offered mainly during the winter months.

IS THERE PARKING ON SITE?

We can accommodate a maximum of 8 cars on site  

 

Additional parking is available in the layby on the road.

 

We also have a secure bike shed on site.

DO YOU HAVE WIFI?

Yes, we have wireless internet access, but you're in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales and you need to look up from your phone and see the world around you when here!

DO YOU HAVE A BBQ?

Yes, we have a purpose built-in BBQ in the patio area of the grounds.  Grills and tools are provided but you need to bring your own coals.

 

The BBQ must be cleaned and used coals disposed of responsibly.

WHAT DO WE NEED TO BRING WITH US?

Skirfare Barn is a self catering facility, with all the equipment you would expect in a normal household including the kitchen items etc.

 

You need to bring your food, drink, toiletries and some cleaning materials. A list of suggested items to bring is available here.

WHAT ARE OUR REQUIREMENTS/DUTIES?

To ensure we can maintain the lower costs, you are required to leave Skirfare Barn in the same clean and tidy condition as you found it.

 

This means you will need to vac/mop and clean, strip beds and empty bins prior to leaving.

 

A full list of these requirements are provided with your booking confirmation and can be found here.

BOOKING TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Please familiarise yourselves with our "tidy-up" bond agreement and our terms and conditions before making your booking

ANY OTHER QUESTIONS?

Should you have any other questions, please get in touch with us via our contact page.  To download our guest information pack click here.


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