• Long established & widely known public house with bars, dining & bedrooms

  • Superb location -accessible/prominent

  • Suitable for a variety of uses (subject to planning, if required)

  • Extensive parking


The original Craven Heifer was the largest cow ever shown in England (bred in the early 19th century on the nearby Duke of Devonshire’s Bolton Abbey Estate) now giving its name to this long established ‘farmhouse’ public house – and which comprises characterful bar and dining areas, all substantially developed in recent years to include letting bedrooms (part within the adjoining barn) plus staff and private accommodation.

Externally, the large site offers high capacity sitting out area/patio to the front (South – with potential for extension on the west elevation), extensive parking to two sides (capacity approx 40 vehicles) and further areas for development.

Situated immediately to the north of Skipton (‘Gateway to the Dales’) the property is just off the main A65/59 by-pass, fronting the busy B6265 Grassington Road. On the fringe of the National Park in superb open countryside the site is well situated to benefit from the significant passing and tourist/visitor trade in this area as well as convenient for a large local clientele.

Historically the property has been let on behalf of Charity Trustees, the property/business presently closed/not trading and available either freehold or by way of a new free of tie lease.


Ground Floor: ENTRANCE VESTIBULE with INNER LOBBY; BAR 8.9 x 8.1m (o/all) with timber boarded floor, fireplace and servery; DINING AREA 7.5 x 7.0m plus 2.7 X 1.7m. windows on 3 sides; BAR EXTENSION/DNING 10.3 X 2.4m with timber boarded floor; Gents TOILETS, BEER STORE 5.8 x 3.6m (loading door to rear); BAS STORE with heating boiler; LOBBY to side ENTRANCE with WC facility for disabled off: CATERING KITCHEN 5.4 x 4.9m; WASH/PREPARATION KITCHEN 5.8 x 5.0m (both max), door to rear YARD with walk-in FRIDGE/FREEZER

First Floor: Ladies TOILETS; Private LIVING/STAFF quarters – comprising SITTING ROOM, KITCHEN , OFFICE, 2 BEDROOMS, 2 BATHROOMS.

Letting bedrooms (19 Total): (Within the adjoining ‘Barn’ and extension thereto) – 9 at Ground Level, 5 at First Floor– all with en suite facilities; (Within the rear block)- letting unit comprising Kitchen, sitting room and 3 bedrooms plus BATHROOM, separate entrance to 2 further BEDROOMS (each with en-suite shower/WC).

Externally: Large paved PATIO/DINING TERRACE adjoining the bar entrance, with further potential external trade area to side (west). Loose surfaced PARKING to front/side (approx 40 cars).

Inner/rear YARD area with STORES off, access to BEER STORE and walk-in FRIDGE/FREEZER.

Approximate gross areas are as follows: –

Ground Floor 580.6 6,250
First Floor 320.5 3,450
Total Net 901.1 9,700


On application.

Guide Price £795,000 (offers). VAT Applicable.


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RV – £37,000 (wef 01.04.23)

By prior appointment through the sole agent Atkinson Associates on 01943 666955.