Craven House Skipton – Visited here in June 2017 with friends on a walking holiday.
My personal opinion is that Craven House, 56 Keighley Road, Skipton, North Yorkshire, BD23 2NB does not stand up to its website description. Also it doesn’t seem possible to write a personal review on TripAdvisor unless I was the person who booked. So this is my review including photographs which are also not allowed on Trip Advisor.
For me the wonky sign outside says it all !!
Craven House front door for me the wonky sign says it all !!!
Craven House Pros
Easy walking distance to Skipton town centre.
Good bus and train services from Skipton giving access to excellent walking in North Yorkshire.
Supermarket around the corner.
Lots of things to see and do in and around the area – see visit Skipton.
Craven House Cons
Directly onto a busy and noisy road.
On road parking free 24/7 but spaces can be hard to come by.
Front ‘garden’ suffers from traffic fumes and noise, also not enough room for everyone to sit together anyway. Just two benches and one seemed a bit iffy looking at the way the seat flexed.
Back courtyard enclosed by high walls but enough seating for everyone.
Craven House needs a good dose of TLC fresh paint, modern carpets etc.
Unhygienic rugs in bathroom – yuk – and mouldy shower base mastic on top floor.
Top floor double – wet carpet (had to leave window open all day for several days and use hairdryer) damp, musty smell. It also has a narrow wardrobe which will only allow clothes to be hung sideways.
One bedroom on the second floor has NO wardrobe – either live out of your case or hang everything on the door!!!
Kitchen needs sorting out. It is supposedly well equipped but –
Only one sharp knife.
Toaster will only toast 2 slices at a time as other slots are broken.
Except for dinner plates there is not enough of the same crockery or wine glasses for 14.
Chipped bowls and side plates are not pretty.
Greasy oven trays – why?
Dirty, in fact filthy, bread knife – the toothed edge was totally clogged.
A mish mash of unnecessary and unusable glassware.
Ancient tv which has ‘buzzy’ audio.