£562 / night
Price for guests, Nights

Stunning Yorkshire Cottage Sleeps 6 to 14 or 6 + 6 Skipton Retreat Party Space – Home 5629350 Cottage

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 14 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

Stunning Yorkshire Cottage Sleeps 6 to 14 or 6 + 6 Skipton Retreat Party Space – Home 5629350

  • Cottage
  • 6 bedrooms
  • sleeps 14
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car advised
  • No pets allowed
  • Private garden

Description from owner


Yorkshire Dales at its best. The Healthy Home sleeps 14 and is a beautiful haven for family gatherings, birthdays, business getaways or Yoga Retreats. A perfect celebration venue with breathtaking views, cosy spaces & private sheltered terraces. Minutes from Skipton. Featured on TV. RULE of 6 UPDATE: As we are a very large property with over 18 rooms, our unusual layout allows us to divide the house into two cottages, with 6 in each. Read on for how you can stay next door to each other.

The house is a collection of three buildings that work well to offer many spaces to be together and have retreat and privacy (6 reception rooms and kitchen with log fire). This is an ideal place for multi-generations or three families to holiday together with parents and children in each of the three buildings: The New Building, the Barn and the Cottage form one house. The house is a product of loving design and attention to detail, curving surfaces and all natural materials including wood, marble and natural eco paints. The sensitive renovation & building work inspired a best-selling book called The Healthy Home. People visiting from the city often find they sleep unexpectedly deeply, feeling rested and rejuvenated. The house has been filmed by BBC TV and Channel 4 News and Yorkshire Television have broadcast their Calendar evening news programme live from the house.

The 750 year old original cottage was extended in 1997 by conversion of the barn and then in 2004 the stunning extension was added with its 2-storey high 2 metre wide windows, offering a twenty mile view over the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. A beautiful conservatory built out into the private woodland overlooks the breathtaking panorama.

Two private terraces offer magnificent views and the garden is a nature haven with a small field and woodland behind and a protected hillside wild garden in front. Organically cultivated for the 50 years we have owned it, the garden is quite a nature sanctuary…. we've counted 30 species of birds. The nature garden also features a pond often visited by Mallard ducks, pigeons, doves, herons and even peacocks. Our Pear Tree is visited by partridges too!

Special Notes:

Our location in a hillside with steps between buildings which means we are not suitable for people with limited walking ability. We do not accept any pets as that helps keep the house pet allergen- free.

RULE of 6 UPDATE: The size and design layout of the house has enabled us to create two separate and adjacent cottages out of the entire 6-bedroom property. The Cottage (Peel House) has 2 bedrooms with 6 beds while the Barn has 4 bedrooms. We have added a new Kitchen area to the Panorama Lounge for the use by the Barn. This means that you can book for six people staying in each of the two listings. Each cottage will cost 50% of the total rental cost when booked together. The idea is that you can plan ahead and adjust how you use the house according to the regulations and advice at the time of your future stay. We are aiming to be as flexible as we can in these unpredictable and fast-changing times. Ask us how we can accommodate you.

PLEASE NOTE: **** The minimum stay for most (but not all) weekends is three nights not two. A 3-night stay is much better value. Two nights effectively give you just an evening and one day in this huge property of 20 rooms and most guests say they wish they had booked longer stays.

Please contact the host with any questions

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  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed
  • High chair available

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 2: King Bed Single Bed
    Bedroom 3: King Bed 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 4: 2 Single Beds
    Bedroom 5: Double Bed
    Bedroom 6: Double Bed
    Beds in other rooms: 2 Single Beds
  • 2 Family bathrooms, 1 En suite, 3 Shower rooms


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Mountain Views
  • Private garden
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Deck
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair available
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Video player
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Telephone
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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  • Parking
  • Secure parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

After booking the property, guests will receive a Welcome Email, a postal pack with leaflets and local information, web links and email interaction (telephone also). Everything you need to support you in creating a great house party weekend, vacation week or retreat programme. Prior to arrival, guests will also have telephone interaction, and will be personally welcomed to the property on arrival and given a tour of the house. Local support is available whilst guests are at the property if required for questions, queries and general information. COVID self check-ins are now in place with the option of a phone or facetime check-in tour


Check in time: 16:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
This rental can only be paid for online through Holiday Lettings using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: £250.00
No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 8 weeks before check-in.

8 weeks before

25% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

We ask that all guests observe our no shoes worn indoors rule and bring soft slippers to wear on our wood and carpeted floors. Prior to your departure we kindly request that beds are stripped and bedding left in rooms and any furniture/cushions/throws are returned to their original location.


About the owner

Gina Lazenby /.
Average reply time:
36 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar updated:
08 May 2021
Years listed:
Based in:
United Kingdom
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

This Cottage has 6 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and sleeps 14. It’s been listed on Holiday Lettings since 20 Jan 2015. Located in North Yorkshire, it has 62 reviews with an overall rating of 5. The average weekly rate varies from £2176 to £5371.

The Owner has a response rate of 94% and the property’s calendar was last updated on 08 May 2021.


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Guest reviews

62 reviews

Very Good

“Relaxing stay in secluded scenic area”

Reviewed 25 Aug 2020

Booked this well before the Coronavirus started. Originally planned to fit in with friends from Spain and Mallorca . Despite them not coming we decided to go ahead with the booking . The size of the p… More


Reviewed 20 Aug 2020

A beautiful home, we stayed last year for my mother's 60th and the whole family was keen to come back. It was just as spectacular with everything you would need. We loved the fire pit in the even… More

“Cosy warm house for family Christmas gathering”

Reviewed 28 Dec 2019

Excellent house for a big Christmas gathering of 14. Very warm feeling house with enough space for everyone to be comfortable and have their own privacy. Very well stocked kitchen and a wonderful dini… More

“Fantastic christmas”

Reviewed 26 Dec 2019

The spaces are perfect for a large family gathering. Several rooms we could all gather together or find space to be alone. Spaces to dance or do yoga, places to relax or even watch tv. The surrounding… More

Owner's reply: Thank you. So glad you all had a great Christmas ... the best for a long time I heard :-)

“A well equipt house for a relaxed weekend”

Reviewed 15 Dec 2019

Lots of information on how to get the best of our stay in the house, especially instructions on how to get there and restaurants in tha area. Being greeted and given a tour of the house helped to make… More

Owner's reply: So glad it all went well for your pre-Christmas weekend together. Thank you for the review.

“Huge house but warm and cosy.”

Reviewed 2 Dec 2019

As previously said many times the views from the property are amazing. 11 ladies on our annual pre Christmas jaunt for 4 days. As usual we had a fab time. We were asked to give an honest review so he… More

“14 guests!”

Reviewed 19 Nov 2019

Quite amazing, really, that 14 of us could holiday together in perfect comfort, each with personal space, yet never far from the conviviality of a great family party. This is a great location and I wo… More

“Wonderful, remote, huge home for large family gathering”

Reviewed 29 Oct 2019

The Healthy Home was an absolute delight! I arranged a large family celebration for around 25 people to visit on a Sunday, whilst 11 close family & friends stayed the entire weekend. There was ple… More

“Perfect, homely retreat venue with fantastic views”

Reviewed 27 Sep 2019

This property was perfect for our first retreat, so much so we will be back in a few months for another! Gina was on hand to show us how everything worked and then left us to be totally self sufficien… More

Owner's reply: Thank you Polly. We loved hosting your first retreat and congratulations on making it so successful. We look forward to seeing you again soon !

“Relaxing peaceful retreat”

Reviewed 13 Aug 2019

Thank you Gina for a most beautiful weekend in your lovely home for my husbands 50th Birthday. We were a large group of friends with children and the house was perfect for this as there were plenty o… More

Owner's reply: It was lovely to welcome you and great to welcome you back when you want some peace and quiet :-) Thank you for your kind comments

Review 1-10 of 62


How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Gina Lazenby (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Gina Lazenby (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Gina Lazenby (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your holiday booking to view Gina Lazenby the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online and send Gina Lazenby (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Gina Lazenby (the owner) an enquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

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How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your holiday dates in the Book your stay form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Gina Lazenby (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your holiday booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my holiday?

Use the Book your stay form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Gina Lazenby (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your holiday booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Gina Lazenby (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage my booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your holiday or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my holiday?

You can pay the remaining balance of your holiday at any point. Simply go to Manage my holiday booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage my holiday booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I retract my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Gina Lazenby (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your holiday booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your holiday booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I edit my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your holiday booking page. To change your holiday dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Gina Lazenby (the owner) a message.

If Gina Lazenby (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your holiday booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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