Nethergill Farm Haylofts

Skipton, Yorkshire

From the comfort of a freshly converted barn, sustainable living (and Fiona’s flapjacks!) in a wildlife haven. Walk right onto the Dales Way


2 places


Each sleep 4


It’s wonderfully wild up here, the skies are huge and the drive up the dale is thrilling. The Clarks’ Victorian farm was once home to a cousin of Charles Darwin; their passion is for sustainable farming in a wildlife haven they can share with others. With 380 acres above 400m – many of them peaty moorland – it’s an exhilarating challenge. One of their latest achievements is a brilliant, spacious bird hide by the river, so birdwatchers and nature spotters will be happy. Both converted barns are on three floors with stone stairs, wooden floors, exposed rafters and long views. Characterful, comfortable rooms have a happy mix of new, vintage and up-cycled pieces – and Fiona’s very good watercolours (talk to her too about the great food they can supply). Beds have sprung mattresses and goose down duvets; kitchens, sleek and well equipped, are built by craftsmen. Children can watch chickens laying breakfast eggs, and you’re on the Dales Way – bang in the middle of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Chris will take you on a farm tour and explain all. Sustainable and special: no kitten heels – but no hair shirts either!


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Children welcome
  • Books and toys
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
4pm-10pm, please get in touch for early or late check in
Check out
Booking restrictions
Children over 4 welcome. Guests are welcome to leave the car and walk in the area for rest of the day.


Nightly price
from £64
Weekly price
from £447
Damage deposit
Short breaks available £325 - £384. Hay Mew: Extra twin room available at a small charge.
1 Barn for 4
From £642 bedrooms
1 Barn for 4
From £692 bedrooms


A totally wonderful Dales experience with great walks from the door and a super cosy barn and warming woodburner to return to. Loved the peace, the remoteness, the farm trail and charming owners. Between Wharfedale and Wensley dale so very well situated - you can walk to Upper Wharfedale. Great pub a few miles away - if you need it - and the farm ready meals are delicious. Cannot reccommend this place highly enough. Magic, thank you.


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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Fiona Clark

  • Nethergill has a Green Tourism Gold Award. All heat and hot water is provided by 'Bertha' our biomass boiler, using timber from a forest on our boundary. 30,000 trees planted.Solar panels provide 75% of our electricity needs.Car electric charge point
  • Wildlife haven, newly arrived Red Squirrel. Use my art studio with stunning views, walks from the door across our 400 acres. Bird hides down by the river and on the Fell. Fish for wild trout. Look out for the otter - a prize for a photo of him!
  • Ask for our 'ready meals' to be waiting in your fridge on arrival. Made from our own rare breed beef and mutton. Home made bread on arrival and during your stay. Fresh laid eggs, you are welcome to collect the eggs and feed the chickens during your stay.
  • Breathtaking views walking from Nethergill Farm to The George Inn at Hubberholme along the riverside. The George is a wonderful atmospheric pub run by Ed and Jackie with great pub grub, roaring fire and a great Jack Russell, called George of course.
  • Nethergill is a stargazers's paradise in one of England's darkest areas. Thousands of stars to be seen overhead and from the Haylofts.Milky Way can be spectacular also distant galaxies and sparkling star clusters.Great for nocturnal owls and moths.
  • Sample the amazing cheeses at nearby Wensleydale Creamery, home of Wallace and Gromit (great gift shop as well). Hawes is a wonderful traditional market town packed with character especially on Tuesday - market day. Visit the Dales countryside Museum.