OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
OwnersDirect uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992
Book Online or call HomeAway Booking Assistance +44 (0) 800 917 5992

Yorkshire Dales Barn Conversion cottage

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

2 bedroom cottage, sleeps 4 overlooking some of England's best countryside.

The Yorkshire Dales is certainly God's own Country. Rolling hills and picture perfect views greet visitors on arrival at Great Gib Cottage.

If you’re after a relaxing break away from the hustle and bustle of 9 til 5, or a family holiday, then look no further. Our cottage offers peace, space, impressive panoramic views, wildlife, nature and cosy comfort in a secluded location.

We have tried to leave all the original features including stable doors and beautiful beams. There is a definite feel of home whilst being up-to-date, clean and fresh.

It is an upside down house, which allows you to see the incredible views from the comfort of the sofa in the lounge and kitchen.

The cosy bedrooms and a bathroom are downstairs. One bedroom is a double whilst the other is a twin, both with wardrobes.

The shower room is on the mezzanine alongside the area dedicated to study and work, complete with a desk and books. Limited Wifi is also available.

The lounge and kitchen is open plan, windows at each end so the morning sun shines and you can admire the evening sunsets from the window seats.

The garden is a paddock where you can have your own private BBQ. Garden furniture is available. There are also a few toys, swings and slides for families, if needed. There is an area in the barn where you can store your bikes, wet boots etc.

The central heating is oil fired, which heats the water and the house. We have a gas stove in the lounge, which looks like a wood burner.

Parking is available for up to two cars next to the cottage.

The cottage is located up a farm track which is approximately half a mile. The track is maintained regularly. You will drive past a historical leadmines, another house and then you’ll reach Great Gib.

Stay at home and relax in our beautiful cottage and garden. Take a look around the Historical Lead Mine minutes from the cottage. You can even stroll down to Cononley or Lothersdale and sample some traditional Yorkshire pub grub.

My husband designed this beautiful 200 year old barn conversion, which is attached to our house. This type of house and barn is called a Laithe House, built in approx 1750.

We love animals but sorry, due to allergies of other people, we do not allow dogs or smoking in the cottage.

More Details

Ann Durham
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, my daughters speak german
Calendar last updated:
17 April, 2017

About Ann Durham

The Durham Family have lived at Great Gib since 1982 and we decided to convert part of the barn into a Holiday let in 1997. My husband is an Architect and I love homemaking so we kept all the original beams and made it into a sympathic conversion. We have three daughters, all of whom have flown the nest but live close and now we have 4 grandsons. Over the years when the girls were at home we have had horses, pig, goats, sheep, hens. Now we just have sheep, lambs, hens and Guinea pigs.

My husband Andy still works from home as an architect. When I gained my Mountain Leader qualifications it gave me confidence to experience and lead adventure walking in the Arctic Tundra and Nepal and to start my own outdoor business. If you want to go rock climbing or walking, I am your woman!

Ann Durham purchased this barn in 1980

Why Ann Durham chose North Yorkshire

We wanted space and a project, we certinaly got the project. We bought a Farm House with an attached Barn so we converted part of the barn into the holiday let that was about 20 years go. Since them we have rented it off for long term and holiday lets. We recently re-decorated the whole house, adding beautiful shutters on every window, adding new furniture and giving it an up-to-date, clean feel.

What makes this barn unique

Peace, space to roam, views of rolling hills, nature, tranquility, privacy, heritage, shopping, walking, cycling, family time, Bronte Country, site-seeing.

Private and the feeling of remoteness but only 4 miles from Skipton.

Just off the Pennine way


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Cononley in Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Included
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower)
  • x
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , cot if required
  • Description of sleeping capacity: X Notes on bedrooms: x
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • swimming
  • tennis
We love our cottage and the area. We hope you will too. Outside: Views and space X Utility Room: x Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: X Other: X

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website:


5/5 -
(4 traveller reviews)


A wonderful, peaceful, beautiful place

  • 5 of 5

A cosy cottage in a quiet rural spot with excellent views of the surrounding countryside

  • Review Submitted: Apr 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Lovey cottage set in fantastic countryside

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much,wish we could have stayed longer. All we needed was in the cottage ,and we were able to enjoy some local walking and visited Skipton castle.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful family holiday

  • 5 of 5

From start to finish we had a wonderful time. Anne and Andy were perfect hosts, thank you again for the scones and jam on arrival a welcoming touch. The house was spotlessly clean and everything we needed and expected was there. The children had a wonderful time I am not so sure the chickens and sheep would say the same could they talk! We were lucky with the weather and enjoyed local walks as well as days out to Lytham St Annes and Bolton Abbey. The location is breath taking and within easy access to supermarkets etc in nearby Skipton. Great family holiday - Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0

Wonderful stay

  • 5 of 5

We had an awesome three nights here! Gorgeous cottage nestled in the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. The owner Ann was very attentive - four home made scones greeted us when we arrived, and she provided us with excellent local knowledge. Comfy beds, clean, recently refurbished and extremely peaceful cottage making for and excellent relaxing holiday! :-)

  • Review Submitted: Aug 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks. Hope you have recovered and are ready for next year x
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0



Prices & Availability

Rental rates

Convert Currency
Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
May bank holiday
26 May 2017 - 4 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jul 2017 - 8 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
The damage deposit is required 24 hours before holiday, or pay on arrival. I will refund it 24 hours after checking the property and finding no damage.

Changeover Day:

Notes on prices:
Changeover Day it typically Friday or Monday. The cottage is also available to book from Friday to Monday. Check in at 14 30 departure time is 10 am. We will be flexible on these times whenever possible. Apologies to any pet owners or smokers but our cottage is strictly pet-free and smoke free due to allergies.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Enter dates for accurate pricing
Enquire Now Enquire Now

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

Portable wifi hotspot

You might like these similar holiday rentals