askrigg cottage holidays

Karnten Barn, Askrigg

Karnten Barn in Askrigg is an absolute delight. Light pours into the elegant living room from the original arched barn door, now a window. It has one of the best views in the village of the flat topped hill of Addleborough, looking out across the south facing cottage garden which is a real suntrap for most of the year. The spacious dining kitchen has a beautiful red Aga (and separate electric cooker) and the stone flagged entrance hall is a good place to pause after a busy day enjoying yourselves in this beautiful national park or just to take time out with a newspaper or a good book.

Upstairs the three bedrooms are a treat and all have beautiful views of the open countryside around Askrigg. There is a spacious king size master bedroom, a large twin room and a cosy double room, all with luxury mattresses and co-ordinating bed linen.

There is a newly refurbished house bathroom upstairs and a wet room downstairs with a separate WC and coat store/drying room also downstairs.

Outside the lawned garden has prettily planted borders, a south facing patio with garden furniture and a separate stone built garden room. This will be loved by children as their escape from the main house or adults who want to chill out and enjoy the garden (or even work if you have to). There is private parking for up to 4 cars.

Karnten Barn is in an idyllic location on Silver Street in Askrigg. It is tucked away from it all in a small cluster of houses behind and away from the main village street, only yards away from open fields and plentiful walks but also from the village shops and pubs. Silver Street was originally called Pudding Lane-it was renamed for Queen Victoria’s Silver Jubilee in 1862 but Yorkshire folk have long memories so it is still called Pudding Lane as often as Silver Street.

This really is an elegant and relaxed cottage and the owners have put a lot of thought into preparing it so that you have a wonderful holiday-this is a very popular cottage with many return visitors and we can fully understand why-it is gorgeous.


Karnten Barn is a lovely holiday cottage with a shaker style dining kitchen in cream with a red two oven Aga and separate electric fan oven with two ovens and a ceramic hob. There is a handmade cream and wood table and chairs, tiled floor and comfy sofa. There is a large, cool pantry-great for storing your holiday food and drinks.

The living room is both elegant and comfortable with seating for six on sofas and easy chairs, a well stocked book case, flat screen TV and DVD and multifuel stove. It also has the former arched barn door, now a floor to ceiling window with the most stunning views of Wensleydale-you almost won’t need the TV.

The entrance to Karnten Barn is through a large stone flagged entrance hall with one of the original pews from the village church-great for taking off your walking boots. Off this is the downstairs separate wetroom with plumbed in power shower and the separate WC/cloakroom/drying room.

Upstairs the cottage has three spacious bedrooms and the house bathroom. There is a large master kingsized bedroom with an antique style cream and brushed brass metal bedstead and thick pocket sprung mattress. There is ample hanging and drawer space in this room as one wall has built in wardrobes, so you can bring as many clothes with you as you like. The large twin bedroom also has a flat screen TV, chest of drawers and a wardrobe. The master bedroom and the twin bedroom are both south facing with lovely views over the garden, the village and Wensleydale. The double bedroom has a cream and brass metal bed with a memory foam mattress and a wardrobe with drawers. This room has views to the hill of Ellerkin to the north. The house bathroom is also upstairs with wash hand basin, WC and bath with power shower over.

Outside is the south facing lawned garden with large patio and garden furniture next to the house. Along the side of the garden is the stone build garden room with table and chairs and there is also a gravelled drive with parking for up to 4 cars.

Karnten Barn benefits from free WiFi, there is Sky TV and also a phone for incoming calls only but you are provided with the phone number. Mobile phone reception is very limited in this part of the village so you do need to check with your own mobile phone provider.


Open fire in the living room, oil central heating throughout the cottage, dishwasher, microwave, washer/drier, electric cooker with ceramic hob and twin fan ovens, oil fired two oven AGA, fridge, freezer, pantry, toaster, cafetiere, flat screen TV in living room Sky TV (Variety, Knowledge and Sports channels), DVD player, iPod docking station, radio/CD player, wireless broadband, flat screen TV in twin bedroom freeview channels, tourist information, books, games, shoe cleaning kit, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, torch, bedlinen and teatowels provided, cloakroom with drying space, downstairs wetroom, upstairs house bathroom with bath with shower over, WC, wash hand basin and shaver point. South facing garden with patio, furniture and garden room. Oil, electricity and coal included in the rental. Towel hire available. Sorry no smoking inside the cottage. One well behaved pet by prior arrangement.

What other people say

A more comfortable and well-appointed holiday home could not be wished for. It is going to be difficult to leave. Thank you.

Once again really outstanding week in an outstanding cottage. Accommodation exceeded our expectations, we will be back!

Another lovely relaxing week in Karnten Barn. Superb cottage - love the new bathroom. Thank you.

Yet another week in our favourite cottage. The improvements are fabulous. See you in the autumn.

Another week in a favourite cottage. Much appreciated the new showers, wet room, bath and Wi-Fi.

Cottage Summary

  • 4 Stars Gold Award
  • Pets Welcome
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Sky Sports TV
  • Sleeps 6
  • King size bedroom
  • Double bedroom
  • Twin bedroom
  • Shower room
  • Downstairs toilet
  • Bathroom
  • Quiet village location
  • Stunning views
  • South facing
  • Pets Welcome
  • Multi-fuel stove
  • Wireless superfast broadband
  • Lawned garden with patio
  • Shops, pubs & restaurants within easy walking distance
  • Book with confidence - availability up to date

Wifi Available

Booking Notes

Towel Hire £5 per person per week or short break.

Pets - £25 per week or short break.

During the winter season (prior to Easter or the end of March and after the end of October) we offer short breaks for 3 nights commencing on Fridays or 4 nights commencing on Mondays, or any combination of 3 and 4 night short breaks, excluding Christmas, and New Year. Christmas, and New Year weeks are also available for a minimum of 7 nights commencing on the day advised in the price list. During the main summer season we offer holidays for 7 nights commencing on Fridays, if a week is not let at short notice we will offer short breaks please check availability and the Late Availability page.

Please note that we charge a Good Housekeeping Deposit of £50 per week or short break, details in the terms and conditions section, the final balance figures include this amount.

If the holiday is booked less than 7 weeks prior to your arrival, then full payment is requested at the time of booking.

Deposits are approximately one third of the total hire charge.

To download the Access Statement for Karnten Barn click here

To download the Floor Plan for Karnten Barn click here

Please see our Terms and Conditions.

Availability, Tariff and Booking

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Friday 13 September 2019 Week (7 nights) £645 Book »
Friday 04 October 2019 Week (7 nights) £645 Book »
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