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The Healthy Home Retreat

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7 Nights See prices

  • £2700  to  £4690

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  • £600 p/night
    Off peak
    (2 night min)
  • £825 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

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£2450 Fri, 27 May 2022
3 nights - Save £400 - last minute special offer

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    6 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (peak)
    2 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    No Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About The Healthy Home Retreat

The Healthy Home Retreat is an extremely flexible solution to group accommodation in Yorkshire. As one property, it can sleep up to 14 people so is perfect for your hen weekend, a giant Christmas with your extended family or for getting the cousins together during the school holidays. However, the owners understand that sometimes people prefer to have their own space (or need it to comply with Covid-19 restrictions), so the cottage can be separated into two distinct properties each sleeping up to six people. It's a creative and comfortable solution to having a holiday with the people you love the most but don't necessarily want to be with 24x7. The location is also pretty impressive. Guests are spoiled with a huge garden, incredible views and masses of space, yet are only a few miles south of Skipton and the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

Skipton is amazing. The friendly Yorkshire town has a busy market every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. Browse for a bargain and pick up some locally reared meat and fresh veg for a barbecue or cooked dinner back at the house. You'll find everything from cheese to chairs at Skipton Market! It doesn't matter if you miss a market day because Skipton is well served by locally-owned shops and boutiques with a wide array of homewares, clothing, jewellery, food, drink, and whatever else you could desire. Other favourite pastimes in Skipton include visiting the castle, walking beside the canal, watching the lightning-paced sales at the indoor cattle mart, and strolling around Skipton Castle. The town regularly hosts festivals and events, so keep an eye on the calendar to see what's happening during your stay.

Walking and cycling opportunities are plentiful locally, with footpaths and cycling routes to suit every age and ability. One of the most famous trails is Yorkshire's Three Peaks Walk encompassing Penyghent, Whernside and Ingleborough. At 23.5 miles of some of the most challenging terrain in England, it's not to be taken lightly, but completing it would certainly be a highlight of your holiday. Other walks around Skipton include paths to Goredale Scar from Malham, the Skipton to Settle Walk along part of the Dales Highway, and Sharp Haw. There's also a gentle path through the woodlands around Skipton Castle. Cyclists and mountain bikers have access to an excellent choice of on and off-road routes. You only have to step outside the gate for immediate access to dozens of scenic walks.

Day trips from The Healthy Home Retreat can include sightseeing in Haworth, famous for being home to the Bronte sisters, or sightseeing and shopping in Leeds. There are golf courses, activity centres where you can drive a 4x4 or paintball and breweries to tour. Like many guests, you may find that you're perfectly happy to stay at home and make good use of the cupboard full of games and the garden.

Whether you keep the property as one space or divide it into two, The Healthy Home Retreat is only ever rented as an entire house so you will not have to share the garden or other facilities. Please see the owner's website for more information.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Gina Lazenby joined Independent Cottages in February 2021

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite/ cable TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Dish washer
  • CD Player
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The Yorkshire Dales)

Accommodation Comprises:

To give an idea of amenities with the property divided into two, we've listed some of the highlights. Each "half" has its own living space and kitchen. All of the bedrooms are named after birds to make them easy to identify. The house used to be three separate properties, with the central part dating back about 700 years.

Skipton Barn Cottage

  • Huge living space that works well for parties, socialising, or group activities like yoga.
  • Conservatory with comfortable seating and gorgeous views of the countryside.
  • Cosy sitting room with a TV.
  • "Partridge" family bedroom sleeping up to four people in one kingsize bed and two singles. There is also space for a travel cot. The room is on the first floor with views of the garden and pear tree, and has a TV with a DVD player, and an ensuite with a shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • "Lapwing" twin bedroom with two full-sized single beds and a skylight.
  • "Dove" double room with solid oak beams, thick stone walls, and views over the front of the house to the wildflower meadow.
  • "Goldfinch" double bedroom with similar views to "Dove".
  • First-floor living/dining room with gorgeous oak beams, multi-aspect windows framing beautiful views, a TV, and a dining table. A fitted kitchen runs along the length of one wall and is well-equipped for self-catering.
  • Two shower rooms, each with a shower, WC and a handbasin.
  • Bathroom with a shower over the bath, a WC and a handbasin.

Skipton Peel House Cottage:

  • Big kitchen/breakfast room with oak beams, stylish wooden cabinets, a fireplace with a wood-burner, and a solid wood table that seats six people. The kitchen is very well equipped for catering for big numbers and is where guests would cook most meals when the house is full. The owners have thought of everything, including ensuring the serving dishes and pans are big enough for group catering, and providing two fridges. Supermarkets will deliver to the house, and the owners can recommend local catering companies if you want to get someone in to cater.
  • "Tea Parlour" sitting room with lovely views and charming decor.
  • Separate dining room in the oldest part of the house, with a long oak dining table that can be extended to seat up to 18 people, and an open fire.
  • Utility room with a washing machine and a tumble dryer.
  • Shower room with a WC and a handbasin.
  • "Robin" twin bedroom with two single beds, proper storage, and views over the front garden.
  • "Peacock" family room with dual aspect windows and fantastic views. It has a kingsize bed and a single bed/daybed, a wardrobe and some drawers for storage. There is space in here for a travel cot.

Outside: The garden is a haven for wildlife with areas for sitting, playing, chatting and eating. There are far-reaching views of the valley and lots of mature plants for shade. The house has off-street parking for several cars.

Additional Information: All utilities, bed linen, bath towels, WiFi and fuel for the wood burner is provided. Beds are made up for guests' arrival and the bathrooms are stocked with Faith in Nature toiletries. Short breaks are possible, depending on availability. No smoking.

The Healthy Home Retreat Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 6th May 2022 - Thu, 26th May 2022
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £1,500 - £2,450 | 3 nights: £1,650 - £2,450 | 4 nights: £2,020 - £2,690 | 5 nights: £2,900 | 6 nights: £3,150

7 Nights

2 Nights

Fri, 27th May 2022 - Thu, 2nd Jun 2022
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £3,150 | 3 nights: £3,150 | 4 nights: £3,390

7 Nights

2 Nights

Fri, 3rd Jun 2022 - Thu, 9th Jun 2022
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £3,150 | 3 nights: £3,150 | 4 nights: £2,600

7 Nights

2 Nights

Fri, 10th Jun 2022 - Thu, 30th Jun 2022
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £1,500 - £2,290 | 3 nights: £1,650 - £2,290 | 4 nights: £2,020 - £2,995 | 5 nights: £3,295 | 6 nights: £3,495

7 Nights

2 Nights

Fri, 1st Jul 2022 - Thu, 21st Jul 2022
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £2,100 - £2,700 | 3 nights: £2,150 - £2,850 | 4 nights: £2,600 - £3,140 | 5 nights: £3,440 | 6 nights: £3,840

7 Nights

2 Nights

Fri, 22nd Jul 2022 - Thu, 25th Aug 2022
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £2,200 - £3,000 | 3 nights: £2,600 - £3,150 | 4 nights: £3,100 - £3,650 | 5 nights: £3,850 | 6 nights: £4,150

7 Nights

2 Nights

Fri, 26th Aug 2022 - Tue, 30th Aug 2022
Changeover: Mon / Fri, Min Nights: 2
Short break prices:
2 nights: £2,200 - £3,290 | 3 nights: £2,400 - £3,290 | 4 nights: £2,600 - £3,590 | 5 nights: £3,990 | 6 nights: £4,290

7 Nights

2 Nights

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6-15 in 6 bedrooms (1 Quad/Family (king & 2 singles, en suite), 1 Quad (double & 2 singles), Family,)
Sorry, the owner does not accept pets
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Bank Transfer
Group Booking Details:
All male groups - Please enquire with owner.
All female groups - Please enquire with owner.
Catering available - Yes (by arrangement).
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Gina Lazenby
Member Since February 2021

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Last Minute Offers

Fri, 27 May 2022 for 3 nights, £2450
Save £400. last minute special offer
Mon, 30 May 2022 for 4 nights, £2020
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