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Many small streams and becks, with their sources on the low flanks of the Pennines eventually converge to form the River Laver. Here sits Grewelthorpe, a pretty village with a central green, pond and pub.  Just outside the village in elevated verdant countryside between the high western hills and the Vale of York is Thorpe House and its associated barns and farm buildings. The Hay Barn is a recent and innovative barn conversion adjacent to the main house with its own walled garden.

Entry from the garden is to a stunning, spacious and very well equipped fitted kitchen and dining area with stone flagged floor, beamed ceiling and wood-burning stove on a raised hearth backed by a Victorian fireplace. Off the kitchen is a large, comfortable lounge with beamed ceiling and polished wood floor. Through the lounge is a bedroom with twin beds which views out over surrounding fields towards Kirkby Malzeard.

An open pine stairway rises from the kitchen to a small landing serving an interesting double bedroom with a skylight, to watch the night stars, as well as windows to take in the views and a beautiful shower room with large shower and sprinkler, washbasin and toilet.

The Hay Barn has been meticulously and lovingly converted with attention to detail and a desire to uphold tradition yet provide modern comfort. The exposure of original features such as stained beams, exposed stonework and natural woodwork embellish the rich character of this unusual home. The cottage stands amid tranquil rolling countryside in the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on a working farm with easy access, even on foot, to local villages and their facilities. It is within a short drive to Masham, Ripon, Bedale, Harrogate and of course the Yorkshire Dales National Park plus a multitude of other renowned holiday attractions.

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Cottage facilities and area map

Cottage facilities and area map

Duvets, pillows, linen and towels all provided. Underfloor central heating, 1 basket of logs for wood-burning stove and electricity included.

Television, Freeview, DVD, radio, hob, oven, microwave oven, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, automatic washer, shaver point, hairdryer, cot and high chair, garden furniture.

Off road parking. Free WiFi.

Shop 2 miles Kirkby Malzeard. Pub (serving food) 1 mile Grewelthorpe. Restaurant Masham 4 miles. Bus route 1 mile.

Two dogs welcome. Strictly non smoking.

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Cottage Reviews

“A tier 2 location in the beautiful countryside to allow us to isolate before Christmas. Plus barn facilities met our needs well. The animals - the sheep, collie, cows, pheasants, rabbits, chickens, ducks.. And about the cottage - it was spacious and very homely. The underfloor heating made the kitchen/diner a really cosy place to be. And a lovely welcome basket! We would love to return and to explore the area even more - ideally when there isn't a lockdown so we can explore the towns too!”
Mr Philip Nye, 9th December 2020
“The Hay Barn looked lovely on the website (and it is!), also ideal location for exploring Wensleydale and Nidderdale. Comfortable, beautifully clean and warm - we instantly felt at home. We have been comfortable and warm and loved the cottage. Had everything we needed. Thank you!”
Mrs J Long, 21st September 2019
“Perfect for the area we wanted to holiday in. We love the dales. Nice and secluded, lots of peace and quiet. Very comfortable, friendly owners and perfect location. Great value compared to others we looked at.”
Mr B Richardson, 3rd August 2019
“Lovely and spacious, well equipped, cleanliness excellent, fantastic environment. Pretty village, and enclosed garden for our dog.”
Mrs Brown, 18th May 2019
“Garden as described, enclosed for our dogs. Spacious, very quiet. Beds very comfortable. Good quality bed linen”
Mr David Anstey, 27th April 2019
“The Hay Barn looked appealing and had availability for a short break. Spacious kitchen and living room and very generous welcome basket with especially nice eggs! Cleanliness was excellent and very much as described on the Country Hideaways webite. Definitely value for money and we would like to return”
Miss J Ross, 13th March 2019
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