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Poppy Cottages No. 1 & 2 - Holiday Cottages 

Carleton-in-Craven, Skipton - The Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales. 


Situated in the village of Carleton-in-Craven, just 2 miles and on the outskirts of Skipton, the Gateway to the Yorkshire Dales, Poppy Cottage No. 1 and Poppy Cottage No. 2 are two individual 'luxury' self-catering holiday cottages; available for short breaks of 2, 3 or 4 nights - weekend or midweek,  with longer stays available and discounts given.

Both cottages have stunning views stretching across the Aire Valley into Skipton; with the hills and moors, that surround the town and the village, providing a colourful and scenic backdrop.  Poppy Cottage No. 1 (with the fabulous hot tub) a lovely couples retreat and Poppy Cottage No. 2, a slightly larger cottage appealing to groups and families of up to 5, are ideally suited for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the town, yet have all the amenities the market town of Skipton has to offer, very close to hand.  

After undergoing a full makeover and refurbishment throughout the winter months of 2016/17,  Poppy Cottage No. 1 & Poppy Cottage No. 2 have been converted from, what was, the original barn to Ivy Cottage Farm. The building is a traditional 'Yorkshire Dales Longhouse' - a farmhouse with barn attached and dates back to the late 18th century.  Sadly no longer a working farm, Ivy Cottage Farm is home to ourselves, Steve and Sally Hall, our two boys and our chickens who you will see wandering around at the rear.  The cottages are attached to the original farmhouse but are quite separate and we are always on hand to help out with any queries/recommendations you may have during your stay. 

There is parking for up to four cars in the forecourt, a seating area with plenty of space to sit and kick off those muddy boots; especially important after a full day of walking in the Dales. We are very fortunate to have some lovely walks from the village, with the walk into Skipton, which takes around 30 minutes, following the public footpath route across open countryside into town. Or for those who prefer a 'cleaner' walk, then follow the pavemented route, which runs along the roadside, from the village into Skipton. Both walks take around 30 minutes and are around 2 miles to the centre of town.  

The cottages have all the necessary items for self-catering; hand and bath towels, complimentary toiletries, hairdryers, kitchen towels, cleaning and washing up liquids and to save you packing everything but the kitchen sink. We ensure that your stove is laid and ready to be lit on your arrival. We also provide some other basic food essentials, such as a selection of breakfast cereals, cornflakes, branflakes, granola; 'Yorkshire Tea' bags, freeze-dried coffee sticks, white sugar sticks, condiments, we even leave a jug of fresh semi-skimmed milk in your fridge, for that all important cuppa on arrival. 

Our village shop, which is just a 5-minute walk away, supplies fresh local produce along with newspapers, wines, beers, snacks and 'chocolate'; it is open 7 days a week until 10pm. The village pub - The Swan Inn, is just a 5-minute walk away too and serves evening meals most nights for those who don't want to venture too far. Yet with Skipton on your doorstep, you will be spoilt for choice with the many places you could visit. 

The cottages are cleaned and maintained by ourselves, to a very high standard, and we take great pride; always striving to provide, what we hope will be, a truly relaxing and enjoyable stay.  

Please give me a call me (Sally) on 01756 792874 if you would like any more information or would like to make a booking over the phone, rather than online, I'm always happy to help.   


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Steve &Sally Hall
Ivy Cottage Farm
Main Street, Carleton
BD23 3BY

Phone:01756 792874

Selection of Our Rooms


Poppy Cottage No. 1 - one bedroomed cottage with hot tub -sleeps 2

A newly renovated cottage in the lovely village of Carleton in Craven, just 2 miles from Skipton, with a stylish open planned living dining area and a fabulous hot-tub with wooden gazebo in the private south facing gardens. An ideal retreat for 2 peo...
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bathrobes
  • Blackout Curtains
  • Toiletries
  • DVD Player
  • En-Suite

Poppy Cottage No. 2- two bedroomed cottage - sleeps up to 5 (when using sofa bed)

A newly renovated cottage, converted from the original barn to Ivy Cottage Farm and set in the lovely village of Carleton in Craven;just 2 miles from Skipton and within comfortable walking distance of the town and all its ameneties.The cottage ha...
  • Wi-Fi
  • Blackout Curtains
  • Tea and Coffee Maker
  • Toiletries
  • Cots Available
  • DVD Player

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Check in:3.00pm till 7.00pm Check out:10.30am.