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About us

Newton Grange holiday cottages Skipton

Welcome to our site and thank you so much for visiting.

Newton Grange Farm is nestled between the rolling drumlin hills of Bank Newton and the Leeds Liverpool Canal on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park near Skipton.

Formerly part of the Broughton Hall Estate, the farm has been in our family since the 1980’s and managed in-hand since 2000. Over the years it has been a real labour of love for my parents John and Catherine, who have invested significantly to transform the whole farm in to the beautiful place that it is today.

Quite simply, this is a blissfully tranquil spot to while away your time, slow down and feel rejuvenated. A stay in one of holiday cottages can be booked here.

Read more of our story here.

  • A working landscape with new hedgerows and shelter belts
  • Home to diverse birdlife
  • The creation of a productive working sheep farm and new buildings
  • A centre of excellence for lambing student placements
  • Grade II listed buildings carefully renovated to create two wonderful family homes
  • The creation of a live/work unit on the farm
  • The conversion of former dairy farm buildings in to our collection of holiday cottages

Top 5 reasons to stay at Newton Grange Cottages

5* Cleanliness

We are proud to hold a 100% score for cleanliness in all our Visit England assessments each year since we were first assessed (2016). Big thanks to our amazing Housekeeping Team for their dedication and attention to detail.

Now, more than ever, we know how important it is to you, our guests, to arrive to an immaculately presented cottage that you can relax in after your journey.

Friendly Hospitality

Being a small family business with staff living on site, we are around should you wish to pick our brains - please do! We would love to help make your stay the best it can be and share our insider tips.

Walking and Cycling for all ages

We love the ease with which you can walk and cycle from the doorstep of Newton Grange. You can discover historic canal bridges along the Leeds Liverpool Canal or join the picturesque Pennine Way National Trail with its long distance views to the village of Gargrave and beyond. The Pennine Cycleway (Route 68) runs through Bank Newton and cycling along the traffic-free Canal Towpath is increasingly popular.

Affordable Luxury

Think Egyptian cotton white bed linen, pretty throws, comfortable beds, modern extensively-equipped kitchens, Wi-Fi, high quality carpets and fixtures and fittings - all to an excellent 4 star standard.

A truly delightful location

Guests often tell us that the setting and location of our cottages is one of the best parts of their holiday. This makes us smile a lot. We have an enviable position on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and within easy reach of the Forest of Bowland National Park, yet just 5 minutes in the car from the well-serviced village of Gargrave. The stars are amazing here and the birdsong is a real delight.

Our Story

Newton Grange Farm has been in our family for more than 30 years since my primary school days.

I was born on a dairy farm on the Broughton Hall Estate just outside Skipton, where my parents and brother John continue to live and farm dairy cattle and host outdoor events, from Skipton Horse Trials to the Yorkshire Dales Festival of Food and Drink.

After completing my schooling in Skipton, I had the opportunity to study Land Economy at Cambridge University, a truly wonderful (and exceptionally hard working) time in my life giving me a foundation of friendship that continues to this day.

After graduating I trained and qualified as a Rural Practice Chartered Surveyor at Bidwells in Cambridge, continuing my passion for rowing along the River Cam, but increasingly missing walking in the hills of Yorkshire.

When an opportunity arose for me to join Deloitte’s Regional Development and Regeneration Team in Leeds, I grasped it with both hands. My passport back to Yorkshire – yippee!

Yorkshire will always be the place I call home.

I travelled extensively across the UK, working for public sector clients whilst getting to grips with Strategy Consulting and the Corporate World. I also learnt the importance of having store cupboard ingredients in to rustle up dinner at late notice! I fundraised extensively through the Corporate Charity Scheme and put together training weekends for a team of us climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, bringing groups of city folk to wide open spaces I knew in the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales – it was great fun. My time at the Firm was stimulating and exhausting, but ultimately not quite me.

Still in Leeds, I took my consultancy skills back in to property, working at Jones Lang LaSalle, where I was promoted to an Associate Director following a successful secondment in to the Civil Service in London. I was all too familiar with train rides to the capital, working on laptops in tight spaces, holding take-away cups of tea, and frequenting station car parks in the early morning and late evening. Trade-offs for a stimulating job, certainly, but the kind of life that saw me retreating at weekends to walk and explore Yorkshire’s green spaces.

Whilst in Leeds I met my now husband, Rob. Together with our friends from St George’s Church, we organised a charity bike ride from London to Paris, recruiting another 35 cyclists to join us and a support team of 10. We acquired road bikes and fell in love with road cycling, training together in the Yorkshire hills. It was such a fantastic time of team work, outdoor exercise and purpose.

Once married, we talked about whether it would be a good time in our lives to move back to the Skipton area to help my parents out in their growing business. So many times I picked up the career change book ‘If not now, when?’. When Rob was offered a job at a company based down the road at Broughton Hall Business Park, it clinched the deal. It felt meant to be.

Now living at Newton Grange Farm in Bank Newton, we find it the most wonderful place to raise our two young daughters, with the freedom of green spaces all around, the beauty of the Leeds Liverpool Canal network on our doorstep and one set of grandparents a few miles down the road.

My parents John and Catherine continue to be at the helm, and I help them out whenever I can. We are so fortunate to have a capable and dedicated Housekeeping team in Neil and Dee who help us to manage the site and keep our cottages sparklingly clean.

One of my favourite parts of the job is how rewarding and humbling it is to see guests returning to us year after year, sometimes multiple times in the same year. A highlight for me last year was seeing Television Producers making the Channel 5 Series ‘Britain by Barge’ as Pete Waterman and Bill Oddie arrived to our farm to chat to Dad.

My hope for future tourism at Newton Grange is that we can continue to offer the high standards of visitor accommodation that our guests know us for, underpinned by a friendly welcome and excellent service. And as we do so, that our family business will continue to shine and thrive.

It certainly is a team endeavour.