Skipton is the perfect place to live if you love the outdoors; “The Gateway to the Dales” offers beautiful countryside and breathtaking walking routes.


This two bedroom apartment combines historical character and contemporary living; the property is situated in the beautifully converted Eller House, but boasts modern interiors and great views.

Making the most of open-plan living, the lounge and kitchen area is light and spacious, as well as convenient. The kitchen comes complete with an oven and hob so you can cook at home, and there is even space for a dining table and chairs so you can have dinner “family style”.Eller House external

The cozy bedrooms are fully carpeted and offer plenty of space for storage, so you’ll have no problem fitting all your belongings in. The master bedroom additionally benefits from an ensuite bathroom with shower cubicle, toilet and sink. The house bathroom is a white three-piece suite with both bath and shower facilities.

As well as all this, the property even comes with a free rail/bus pass or free parking for the first year; perfect for those wanting to commute to nearby cities.


Eller House is a converted grade II listed building, situated less than a 5 minute walk from Skipton train station and the high street, which boasts an array of shops and eateries. With the Yorkshire Dales a stones throw from Eller House, this apartment is ideally located for those who enjoy the outdoors.

There are several supermarkets conveniently nearby, as well as a gym and the large Sandylands Sports centre which offers cricket, tennis and more. Coopers Café Bar, Thai Basil and Venue Sports & Music Bar are all just around the corner from Ellskipton hillser House, with even more bars and restaurants in the town centre.

What to do

With the Yorkshire Dales and Leeds & Liverpool Canal on your door step, there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. There are several cruises and boat trips, including Airedale Cruising, Pennine Cruisers and Pennine Boat Trips that let you explore Skipton while floating along the water. For other outdoor pursuits you can explore the magical Skipton Castle Woods, or challenge yourself with the Millennium Walk.

Then obviously there is the Yorkshire Dales: discover its stunning views with scenic walks (for a range of abilities) such as Sharphaw Walk, Skipton to Settle Walk, the Three Peaks Walk and Goredale Scar. There are even several guided walks if you’d prefer including the Skipton Castle Woods Walk, Discover Skipton Moor, and the Craven Ramblers and Walkers clubs. If you’re feeling more adventurous, Skipton has great cycle tourism, with fantastic routes to follow and clubs to join.Skipton-Canal

Shopping, eating & drinking

Skipton isn’t all just about the outdoors; it all has great shops, eateries and bars to visit. The town centre offers the top high street names, and also puts on bustling market stalls and is host to many independent shops which you will find is the Historic Quarter and Victoria Square.

For places to eat, Le Bistro des Amis has to be top of your list, serving delicious European cuisine and excellent service in a relaxing atmosphere, this restaurant always receives rave reviews! If you’re looking for something more traditional, visit The Tempest Arms for classic British food, whilst Oakley’s Grill & Pizzeria offers the best Italian dishes, reserve a table to avoid disappointment! Need a warm, hearty meal after a day of walking? The Skipton Pie and Mash Shop is the perfect place. Closer to home is the Cooper Café Bar which serves lovely lunches, cakes and drinks.

If you’re searching for a traditional British pub to have a few drinks, then head to The Woolly Sheep Inn, The Narrow Boat or The Castle Inn, which all serve real ale. Looking for a little more sophistication? 25 Below is Skipton’s first champagne and cocktail bar, located in a vaulted cellar below the hotel Boutique 25, the perfect venue for classy weekend drinks.

Upcoming Events

  • Venue’s 3rd Birthday – 23 April – Venue
  • Skipton Waterways Festival – 30 April to 2 May – Skipton Canal Basin
  • Crafty Vintage – 30 April to 2 May – Skipton Town Hall
  • Skipton Beer Festival – 2 & 3 June – Ermysted’s Grammar School, Skipton
  • Skipton Car Show – 5 June – Skipton High Street
  • Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival – 30 & 31 July – Auction Mart, Skipton

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