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“Great week at Craven House”
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7 Bedrooms, 6 Bathrooms, Sleeps 14
Skipton, North Yorkshire, England

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Keith H
Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
1 review
“Great week at Craven House”
Reviewed March 23, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

This is a large, well furnished, comfortable house with an excellent location with a five minute stroll to the town centre and even less to the supermarkets. Plenty of pace for a larger group of people to spread themselves around in, and very well equipped. We spent a week in Craven House and would recommend it to any larger group or family that enjoys spending time in these types of properties. The town of Skipton was surprisingly good and interesting enough to spend plenty of time looking around, and doing this more than once. We enjoyed our visit to Skipton Castle, and Howarth, Bolton Abbey and Settle made interesting half day trips within a comfortable 30 minute drive.

Nothing we could find that could be criticized directly, but perhaps king sized double beds and showers rather than baths in some of the bathrooms would be better suited for some people, but that’s all we could think of, and this shouldn’t put anyone off booking Craven House. The property and Skipton are a delight.

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Traveling group: Large Group
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Debbie F
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43 reviews
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“Brilliant base to see the fantastic area”
Reviewed August 30, 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Just come back from a week at Craven House. 14 family members aged 6 - 72. The bedrooms and bathrooms are beautiful, lounge and dining room are homely and big enough to fit us all in and the kitchen provided a great space to prepare meals, we even managed to use the Aga instead of the gas oven. The location of Craven house is perfect, walking distance into Skipton and short drives to some amazing places, (kids loved Ilkley Lido) . Although the house is right near a big Tescos it was still lovely to find the cupboard full of left over essentials. This is a massive bonus and doesn't always happen when we go on our annual family week away. There is a small courtyard but the kids found the swingball and played it anytime we were home, they didn't once complain about the lack of grass. We would all definitely recommend this house.

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Liked best: The cleanliness of the entire house even though it was enormous. I certainly wouldn't want the job of cleaning it.
Liked least: Nothing, it was all good.
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Bridlington
Reviewed September 6, 2012 for a stay in June 2012
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Michelle...
Barnsley, England, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
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“Gorgeous 'party house' property”
Reviewed July 31, 2012 for a stay in October 2011
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We stayed in Craven House from Friday to Monday with a group of friends, we visit different towns twice a year (children free) - we went in October 2011. We found the house lovely and spacious, clean and comfortable. The lady who met us there was lovely and friendly too. We always draw for the rooms to make it fair, and me and the Hubby got the box room (we think it would have been the linen room at one time as the door opens outwards onto the landing and is very small), this wasn't too much of a problem apart from the fact there wasn't enough space for a wardrobe (just a set of drawers) so our clothes were hung on the back of the door, a bit of a pain if you are staying longer than the weekend. The house is so close to the centre of town, which is lovely (please eat at The Woolly Sheep - amazing food) and although on a main road, it was fairly quiet at night, and there are roads surrounding the property to park on - we had 5 cars between us and no-one had a problem - although it was October. We would definitely stay here again, and would recommend it to anyone.

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Liked best: Beautiful period house and friendly owner/ key keeper.
Liked least: The box room and lack of hanging space in it.
Traveling group: Friends
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Large groups People with pets
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Newcastle upo Tyne
Reviewed October 27, 2011 for a stay in August 2011

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Milton Keynes
Reviewed May 12, 2011 for a stay in March 2011

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liverpool
Reviewed May 11, 2011 for a stay in March 2011

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Liked best: proximity to skipton centre and amenities
Liked least: proximity to busy road.
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 45-54
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