The Barn Cottage

Contact Name: Frances Southworth

Wood House Farm

North Yorkshire

Phone: 015242 51629
Website: The Barn Cottage - Self Catering in Austwick

The Barn Cottage KitchenOff the beaten track and reached by a narrow farm lane, The Barn Cottage at Wood House Farm is situated under Oxenber Hill, above the picturesque village of Austwick, enjoying panoramic views of the magnificent limestone hills of the Three Peaks area of the Yorkshire dales National Park.

The Barn Cottage was created by the owners of Wood House Farm, Frances and Michael Southworth, in 1993 by converting a hay barn adjoining the farmhouse.

It is an attractive and comfortable blend of old beams, exposed stonework and modern amenities providing a very high standard of self-catering accommodation. Situated in the National Park, and on the Pennine Bridleway, it is an ideal location for walking, horse riding (there is a stable available) and touring within the Dales and to the Lake District.

The pretty village of Austwick, which has a Post Office/Shop, Pub, Church and Tennis Courts, is a 3 minute drive or 15 minute walk away. Settle, a market town, is 4 miles away.

Oxenber Hill is a Site of Special Scientific Interest, with limestone pavements, footpaths, wild flowers and lovely walks with views of Ingleborough and Pen-y-ghent. And stunning skies.

The surrounding area has many, and varied, attractions for the visitor, with superb walking, riding and cycling amidst breathtaking scenery.

For the geologist there are the limestone pavements, Norber erratics and caves to explore. There are abbeys, churches, castles and historic houses, and the Lake District is only an hour’s drive away with its beautiful lakes and mountains. If you look at our Links page you will find a number of useful websites.

If it is gardens you enjoy there is the world famous Topiary at Levens Hall and the Royal Horticultural Gardens at Harlow Carr near Harrogate.

Oh, and don’t forget the Settle-Carlisle railway.

But above all you will find comfort, peace and quiet at The Barn Cottage — and, of course, a warm welcome.


The Barn Cottage is open each year from March until November.

Prices per week, for 2015, are shown in the table below. Letting is from 2pm on a Saturday until 10 am the following Saturday. To check availability, please contact us by phone or email

To make a firm reservation, please send a deposit (non-refundable) of £50.00.
The balance is payable 6 weeks before you arrive.
Cheques should be made payable to Frances Southworth.

Mar 28 – Apr 11 £510
Per Week
May 23 – May 30
July 4 – Sep 5
April 11 – May 23 £460
Per Week
May 30 – July 4
Sep 5 – Oct 31
Feb 28 – Mar 28 £400
Per Week