Frequently Asked Questions


Is this property suitable for use during Covid restrictions?

Deep cleaning and sanitising takes places after every visit.

How many people does the property sleep?

Up to 16. It is recommended that guests are restricted to 14, as otherwise 2 are sleeping on a bed settee in the living room, which ideally is kept free.

Can more than 16 go if I’m happy to squash or put a tent in the garden?

No, 16 is the maximum number having regard to safety, insurance and facilities.

Can I stay 2 nights?

Short breaks of 3 nights (weekend) or 4 nights (midweek) are available for most of the year, but weekends run from 4pm Friday to 10 a.m. Monday (3 nights). Even if guests do not want to stay on Sunday night, most want to make use of the house on Sunday, to really enjoy their weekend. Competitive rates ensure that the property is good value even if you leave on Sunday morning.

Where are the beds?

See the floor plan on the website and in our brochure.

Is bed linen included?

Yes, we provide duvets and 2 pillows(per bed) together with bottom sheet, duvet cover and pillowcases. There are some additional blankets. Towels and t-towels are not provided

Where are the shops?

The nearest large supermarkets are Morrisons and Tesco at Skipton, or Booths at Settle. Skipton has many small shops and a market on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday in the main street. Shops to buy basic items can be found at Grassington and there is a good Spar shop and butcher at the Threshfield petrol station. There is a village shop at Kettlewell. Tesco Direct, Asda and Sainsburys will deliver to High Rylands.

Where can we eat?

Bar meals are available at The Falcon on the village green, and at The Queens Litton, and The Tennants Arms Kilnsey. There are many places to eat in Grassington, Kettlewell, and Skipton. Also home dining can be arranged with Chris Monkman -07921 926414.

Where is Arncliffe near?

See the map on the website and in the brochure. Arncliffe is in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales. Close to Malham, Kettlewell and Grassington. Only half an hour by car from Skipton and Settle.

What is there to do?

High Rylands is a fantastic base for walking, cycling, climbing or fishing. There are also a wide variety of other activities including caves, castles, waterfalls, craft shops and museums and pony trekking.

What parking is available?

There is ample parking. There are 4 hardstanding private parking bays and free unrestricted parking on the public road.

What facilities are provided in the games room?

A full size tennis table is provided, together with a 6 foot snooker table, cues and balls for snooker and pool. There is also a games console with some board games, and a steel boules set.

Is the garden safe for children?

Whilst supervision always remains important for young children, there is a level enclosed garden to the rear which is great for kids.

Do you allow pets?

We do not allow pets at High Rylands.