Welcome to The Shippon

The Shippon is a delightful little detached stone cottage converted from an 18th Century barn, originally a shepherd's shelter, and is ideally located for either a leisurely holiday, taking advantage of the many local walks and beauty spots, or for touring the Yorkshire and Northern Dales.  More than 1½ acres of peaceful gardens are available for the use of guests, featuring many interesting plants, an organic orchard and vegetable garden, greenhouse, free range poultry and some very entertaining guinea fowl.

It is run under the personal supervision of the owners, Mr. & Mrs. Alan Nelson

Occupying a superb position with panoramic views, The Shippon is surrounded by open countryside and is furnished to a very high standard. It has every modern facility, combined with Victorian stripped pine doors and furniture, and is totally on ground floor level with an adjoining garden.

The Shippon is situated at the foot of Wensleydale, the valley of the River Ure, renowned for its beauty and charm, the widest and most gentle of the Yorkshire Dales.

The nearest market towns are Leyburn (5 miles) and Bedale (4 miles) and the ancient Viking city of York is just one hour's drive away.

If you want peace and relaxation, where the pace of life is still slow and easy, then come and stay at The Shippon and enjoy perhaps the most beautiful, unspoiled holiday area in the country.

If you're wondering about the name, it's an old Dales word for cowbyre.