What our guests have written about us...
“What a fantastic weekend!!! Triple
celebration… Belated 30th birthday (no snow this time), 1st
birthday and 5th wedding anniversary! This is such a special place
and we have enjoyed every second spending time together as a family! The
caterers were great and started the weekend off so well. The house is just
amazing – we will be back!”
The Leah’s the Daw’s, The Barnes
– August 2013
“We’ve had a really good weekend – everything
about this place is fab and the house is beautiful. Spent many hours in the hot
tub. We will definitely be back next year, thank you!!”
The Durham ladies – August 2013
“Fabulous week with our family to celebrate a
diamond wedding – what a fantastic place to stay!”
nicest place I have ever stayed. We loved the hot tub and would love to return.”
great family get- together for a 60 year wedding – the venue made it all so
more memorable – would recommend to anyone!”
The Leeming family - August 2013
“What a super wedding day reception, all we
could wish for. The house is a wonderful experience of peace and tranquillity.
The décor is superb and the setting breath-taking. Once you arrive it is your
own island in the stream and no-one wants to leave. Everyone had a fantastic
time and hope we can do it again, perfect weather - only wish we had booked two
The Langley party – July 2013
“What an amazing place and
holiday!! Hot, hot, hot weather!! Tranquil setting of the lovely Dales plus
Atkinsons of UK and USA – July
“What a fantastic retreat, in a fantastic
setting. Had a fantastic rest and relaxation weekend for the hen do of the
century. Thanks for making it perfect.”
can I say – a beautiful stunning place. Fantastic weekend had by all to
celebrate our friends hen do. Lots of laughs and many hours spent in the hot
tub! Fab and will definitely return.”
more could a bride-to-be ask for! Beautiful setting, amazing accommodation and
a fabulous set of girlfriends to help me celebrate! Had an amazing weekend, we will definitely
Woodhead hen party - June 2013
weekend, fabulous house – home is going to seem rather basic in comparison. “
way to celebrate my 30th birthday – a memory for life.”
Cornthwaite & Cookson – June
“A beautiful home which definitely has the wow
factor! We had a wonderful long weekend and thoroughly enjoyed your facilities.
We would definitely return to this remarkable place, hopefully soon as we don’t
want to leave thank you. Compliments to the designer!”
Middlesborough group – May 2013
“I have never stayed in a more beautiful place
and every second of the weekend has been perfect. We don’t want to leave this
place and go back to reality – we have already come up with lots of reasons to
Kerry’s hen do – June 2013
fabulous weekend at the barn. This is my fourth visit and once again couldn’t
fault it. Will definitely be back again soon, thank you!”
K. Lamb- April 2013
“Our first visit here and what an
amazing time we have had. Came to celebrate my mum’s 50th birthday.
Cannot believe how big this place is – everyone was totally wowed! The
attention to details in this place is simply stunning. We are already thinking
about future occasions when we can return!”
Cooper party – April 2013
“What a truly wonderful property! Perfect for
large gatherings. Your attention to detail and interior design choices have
inspired us all!! Thank you for a wonderful stay, we’ve enjoyed every minute of
bonuses – hot tub, coffee machine and of course those wonderful views!!
Certainly hope to be back.”
Alisons 40th – April
“What a fabulous place, it really is out of
this world. The luxury and detail to the place is just fabulous.”
K. Mullen party – March 2013
“Another fab weekend, third time round! Rest,
relaxation and lots of laughs! We will be back next year! Thank you.”
York girls – March 2013
“Back for our annual family get-together and
our fifth time here. It never fails to impress every time. Had a lovely
relaxing time even had some sunshine this year and we were able to sit out by
the BBQ area with books – who would have thought it was February! Thanks once
again for sharing your wonderful home. See you next year!”
my fifth time now and every single year always gets better. I come with nearly
all my family, it is a great place to spend time with all my family and
friends. I love Bookilber Barn, hopefully I will see you next year.”
Beaumonts, Gregory’s &
Ellis’s – February 2013
you from everyone at the hen weekend. Your house is beautifully decorated and
relaxing, will be back in the future.”
A. Cahill – February 2013
barn is stunning down to every little touch, love the décor, furniture – there
has been so much thought put into this barn inside and out. Thank you for
recommending White Rose caterers who arrived with afternoon tea on the Friday,
then cooked a beautiful dinner on the Saturday evening.”
be recommending your barn to all my friends and family.”
Manchester and Cambridge ladies
– February 2013
“Gorgeous place, décor is amazing.”
Newcastle, Sunderland &
Cambridge ladies – December 2012
“Had the most amazing time, the house is
beautiful, will definitely come back again, so sad to be leaving today.”
never stayed in such a beautiful home with amazing views ever. We will
definitely be back.”
Leeds party girls, November 2012
visit – amazing place. My friends loved it!”
visit – heard all about it prior to visit! Absolutely wonderful! Wonderful
setting – wonderful home! Can’t wait to come back…. please!!”
Munro party, Leeds – November
“Wow, what a place!”
M. Dworsky – November 2012
house, very well furnished, tasteful throughout.”
Newcastle and London ladies –
amazing place. Beautiful – loved every minute – we will be back!!”
place, stunning surroundings and totally wow moment from the minute you walk in
the place. We will be back in 2014.”
surroundings, luxury beyond expectations. “
house, gorgeous setting, views and lovely walks.”
beautiful property, everything you could want in stunning surroundings. We will
property, amazing views, my personal paradise! I will definitely be back along
with lots of groups of friends!”
Yorkshire ladies - October 2012
“Had a wonderful relaxing week in beautiful
surroundings. Stunning house, fantastic!”
Manchester party - October 2012
Such a fantastic place, after being here for 3 days still can’t get over how
fantastic this place is!! Wow!!”
this place!! Most of our family come twice a year and I come once. We all got
barn onesies and two of them actually have bookilber barn embroidered on them.
(Lauren, almost 13)”
Dalby, Greenley and Pearson
parties – October 2012
place should be on Grand Designs – pure luxury, great home for entertaining in.
Thank you for sharing it.”
C Munro – September 2012
“My 5oth birthday weekend was AMAZING! Every
single room, every bathroom is stunning! “
D. Armstrong, Leeds – September
“OMG – wow – holy moley what can I say!!! The
most amazing, beautiful, wonderful, tasteful place I have ever stayed. Inspired
my home décor ideas and will take fond and beautiful memories back to Aus. Will
recommend to EVERYONE I meet.”
M Nicholls, Brisbane, Australia
– September 2012
“What can I say!! What an amazing place, we’ve
now been spoilt and nowhere now will compare!! Simply stunning. We will be
D Furness – September 2012
“So relaxing …..the hot tub was glorious, so
pampered. We will see it again soon I think.”
Y Sutherland, Selby – May 2012
“Wow! We had an absolutely fantastic weekend
here at Bookilber. Certainly a 60th birthday celebration to remember
A. Danecki – April 2012
“Great Britains first Olympic gold of 2012!
Perfect company, perfect venue, a perfect ten. You have made this house a HOME.
We will be back.”
Lomax’s – April 2012
“Such a fabulous place we will definitely be
returning…. Couldn’t recommend it enough - such a gorgeous, luxurious house! “
Yorkshire ladies hen do – March 2012
“We have had the most fabulous
time – 20 degrees all week! We have watched the sun set and a beautiful sunrise
on my 50th birthday……. This is our second visit and I’m sure we’ll
be back again. Bookilber is a fantastic place to relax, it has a feel of home
with a heart and soul. How lucky are we!”
Staffordshire party - March 2012
“We’ve had a lovely time in your beautiful
barn. This is our second visit and we are hoping to make it the place for our
annual family get-togethers. Many thanks for being on hand to help us with the
oven! We’ll be back soon.”
J. Yarwood – March 2012
have come to a nicer place to celebrate my 21st. Enjoyed relaxing in
a luxury house with lovely views and facilities and would love to come back
again – thanks.”
R. Coe, Cheshire – March 2012
usual had a fantastic time on our fourth visit, and very sad to be leaving
again – it’s the worst part of coming! Lots of snow and ice but it didn’t stop
us walking to Kirby Malham or from getting here in the first place, it would
take a lot to keep us away! Thanks once again Emma and Dave – til next year.”
Ellis’s Beaumonts’s Gregory’s –
just returned from our weekend at the barn and LOVED it!! We had an amazing
time, the barn is beautiful....a lovely hidden treasure that we will definitely
be returning to!!"
Noonan party - November 2011
left Bookilber barn all weekend - we haven't needed to!! A weekend is
not long enough. Absolutely fabulous place, spotless clean and so tastefully
decorated. Everything we needed was here and our weekend has
been amazing, Will definitely be returning."
party - October 2011
coming with the girls in March we had to come back with the family!! The
children have loved the hot tub, they have never been so clean. Thank you again
for a fab holiday, see you again soon."
family - October 2011
Amazing home set in the most idyllic location, Hats off to you and thank you so
much for sharing this diamond."
Family - September 2011
first saw Bookilber Barn as a ruin many years ago, little did we know that many
years later we would return to a very special house, beautifully restored with
lots of unique touches the barn has kept it’s soul, Well done to Emma and
Dave for having the vision that is Bookilber Barn, it is a credit to you
Family - August 2011
is the BEST holiday home we have stayed in, Stunning views outside, Superlative
quality inside, Even the weather was kind to complete a truly fantastic family
Atkins Family - July 2011
an amazing place this is… The hot tub has had plenty of use, had a great BBQ
and just sat taking in the stunning views. If we’d have won the lottery this
week we would have been making you an offer for Bookilber, A big special thank
you to Emma for sorting everything out for us!!"
Party - July 2011
this beautiful isolated home blew me away, can’t wait to re-book. A weekend is
simply not enough."
party - June 2011
first visit to the barn and it WON’T be my last.. WOW!I cannot think of a more
perfect venue and setting to spend special time with special ladies, We have
laughed , cried and partied and we've done it all in style, The attention to
detail in this place is amazing and very appreciated."
Hens -June 2011
is my 3rd visit to the barn and it has been amazing as always, the little
touches such as the candles make it feel so homely, I am sure it won’t be too
long until I return for my fourth visit."
Family - June 2011
a special place! Sumptuous fittings and facilities. The house has a lovely
atmosphere and we soon felt at home, all made more special with being able to
spend time with good friends."
Family - May 2011
been a very special weekend in beautiful surroundings. Little did we know when
we used to walk past the ruined Bookilber that one day we would have the
pleasure of visiting your lovely house with our good friends Jeffrey &
Janice, Jeffrey has told us all about how life used to be when he lived here as
Family -May 2011
again thank you so much for the opportunity to spend time at my old home, No
amount of words can describe the level of comfort and hospitality this place
gives us. We will be back again soon."
& Janice Emmott - May 2011
an amazing Hen weekend!! The barn is absolutely stunning and the perfect
location to celebrate with the best group of friends. Stunning scenery,
fantastic location and beautiful decor, I am sure we will be back."
Hens - April 2011
What an amazing house & location, We watch programmes like Grand Designs at
home in Oz and now I feel like I have been to one of those amazing homes. This
really has been a lovely typically English weekend. Will definitely recommend
to any of our friends travelling from Oz."
Family - April 2011
an amazing “Hen Weekend” had the best time ever, I thought the 1st time I came
here was great, but the 2nd visit was even better, think we will be back every
year, don’t think I could manage a year without my 'Bookilber barn fix'."
Wirral Girls - April 2011
an amazing place, the roller coaster ride to get here was worth every bump! Had
a “fab” weekend, lovely walk on
Saturday. Hot tub was great. If we had brought our laptop we’d have already
booked again for next year!"
Party - March 2011
for my husband’s 50th, could not have wanted a more beautiful place to capture
the memories, the barn will conjure up many smiles of images
dancing around the sofas, Thank you for the most precious thing to take through
life….. memories ."
Family - March 2011
of us wanted to leave - relaxed, chilled out and completely in love
with this house, I have no doubt we will all be saving up for our return trip,
lots of fond memories to take home and interior design ideas."
Party - March 2011
cannot put into words just how special this house is and how I will
treasure such wonderful memories in celebrating my birthday. Its been truly
magical. Hopefully we will be back."
family - December 2010
you very much for letting us visit your lovely home. The interior is fabulous,
so spacious yet cosy. Just wish it could have been longer. Hope to return
Family - November 2010
a way to celebrate my 60th birthday! This has been an amazing week, such a
beautiful home to return to after walking the dales. Hot tub was fantastic,
great for those aching limbs. Cannot put into words how special this house is
and the setting is truly magical. Hopefully will be back."
60th - October 2010
to celebrate a 40th birthday. We holed up for the whole three days enjoying the
barn, pure luxury! The hot tub was superb and we loved all the outside areas.
The decor, space and furnishings have made us all envious and we all now want
to redecorate our homes. Cant wait to come back and its the perfect escape to
celebrate a birthday."
40th- September 2010
wonderful week with so much to see and do locally. There are wonderful walks
and beautiful countryside right from the front door with plenty of
opportunities to practise my photographic skills. So many attractions
locally. Each day this beautiful home to come back to."
Family - August 2010
three generations in our family party, this has been an ideal place with plenty
of room and lots to do. The decor and carefully chosen ornaments made it a very
special place to have a holiday".
Family - July 2010
Carlsberg made barns...................probably the best barn in the world!
P & A Lightbody
- June 2010
second visit back to the barn after three days in glorious sunshine. We
were all sad to leave. An exquisite conversion finished to impeccable
standards. It was a pleasure to share your home. WE WILL BE BACK.
Blanks Family - May 2010
lovely, relaxing place to celebrate our Golden wedding anniversary, Very much
appreciated the solitude and space. Enjoyed a mixture of walking, mountain
biking, lounging and hot tubbing.."
Family, Heswall - April 2010
wife turned 40 this year and I needed the perfect place to gather a group of
close friends, Bookilber Barn was it! Local to where we live, set the right
distance out of Settle town, stunning building with exceptional attention to
detail and quality of build. The amenities were everything we required under
one roof. I organised a chef to cook a meal one night for the group and the
local beauty therapists visited the barn to pamper the girls while the boys
went clay pigeon shooting nearby. All in all excellent value, a very memorable
weekend that we are still talking about it, highly recommended and a must if
you're thinking of booking."
Hardy, Bradford - April 2010
barn surpassed our expectations by some considerable margin. We knew it was
going to be special but the location, furnishings, decor and attention to
detail are second to none. Combined with beautiful weather and good company and
the weekend was perfect. I have already recommended the barn to a number of our
friends and can't wait to return".
Stega-Jones, Brighouse - April 2010
we managed to stay away for 4 months- and then couldn't resist any longer! This
time we brought husbands and children and still had a fantastic time! There is
something for everyone here. We’ve had a relaxing and fun weekend- with lots of
laughs,food & drink. The children and adults have loved the hot tub. We
have ventured out over the moors this time too and taken in more of the beauty
of this stunning location. Thanks again Dave , Emma & Rachel. There
is talk of this being an annual family event from now on......"
The Ellis’,Beaumonts & Gregory’s - March 2010
came to celebrate Daryls 40th birthday with family and we have had the best
time ever. Memories to share forever. What a fantastic place! The best we have
ever stayed in. We will be back!!"
Family, Pocklington - March 2010
coming to see the barn last year we have been planning my 40th birthday, and
what a great place to spend it. Everyone who came wants one... the barn that
is!! It’s been amazing for partying and chilling by ourselves. The hot tub was
a huge hit, a run of death to and from it, the footprints in the snow told the
story well. Thanks again, we will return, maybe before I am 50!!"
Hayley & Friends, Surrey - January 2010
you for a fabulous birthday weekend. The barn is out of this world! Couldn’t
think of anything it needed- fantastic!!"
& Anne, Leeds - December 2009
have had such an absolutely amazing hen weekend with my loveliest special
ladies. The house is just fantastic-we’re all so impressed by the decor and
attention to detail- the more you look the more you see- it is just amazing!!
We didn’t all know each other when we came but have all left as friends. Thank
you so much Dave and Emma for all your help. We could not have chosen a more
perfect place for such a special weekend- It looks good on the website but the
place is so much larger and more luxurious than we had imagined. There may be a
few dents on the floor where our jaws have dropped. The hot tub and gorgeous
bathrooms have been perfect for our pampering! Would definitely recommend
getting the caterers in too. Very relaxing, fabulous views. We will be
& Hens, Marsden - November 2009
was quite possibly the longest road/track to “nowhere” and it rained for 3 days
but nothing whatsoever could detract from the quite superb
refurbishment/re-build job you have undertaken. Simply magnificent! If
Carlsberg did barns......................................."
& Lynda, Mirfield -November 2009
is an amazing place, Did not want to leave. Beautiful location and decor
Family, Darlington - October 2009
have had a lovely week. Perfect location away from the busy city. House is
idyllic, hot tub was really good, relaxing and warm in October!! We have been
thoroughly spoilt, each room is amazing. The facilities provided suited all age
Family, Birmingham - October 2009
cottage was amazing!! The interior was absolutely stunning and a credit to the
owners. Would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to any of our family and
friends. It was a privilege to stay there. Thank you!!"
Williams, Nuneaton - October 2009
property was excellent and the decor was superb. Could not fault anything. Will
definitely be back."
Jackson, Richmond - October 2009
accommodation ever! Need more than 2 nights to appreciate it. Stock up on food and
drink and there is no need to go anywhere."
Blanks, Leeds - September 2009
a truly wonderful stay in your amazing home, We are spoilt forever, How can we
ever better this for luxury and location . Thank you."
Lloyd, Stratford - September 2009
for miles and then Bookilber Barn comes into view!! Wow, what a place , utterly
fantastic in every way."
Hetton, Ilkley - September 2009
had an amazing weekend. Never want to
leave. This place certainly has the “wow” factor. One of the nicest
places we have ever stayed in. Many thanks"
& Family, Addingham - September 2009
the best place we have ever stayed. Very luxurious throughout, the highest
quality finish, amazingly remote, and the hot tub is such a treat! All 12 of us
Bryant, Birmingham - August 2009
Fantastic location. Stunning interior- every room is spellbinding"
Watkinson, Bradford - June 2009