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Cottage Description

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Looking out towards Kirkby Malzeard, Ripon and the wider Vale of York sits Newlands farm, a cluster of four dwellings including the 2015 barn conversions of Warren and Holt Barn. A farm on the edge of cultivation cutting into the heather moors of Kirkby Malzeard snuggled under the heights of Shortlick and Clints Hill to the west.

The houses sit near Stock Beck, a tributary of the river Laver adjacent to coniferous woodland and are reached by a long, narrow lane (or unclassified, single track road) which links to a private drive leading to an open yard with dedicated parking and turning areas. Holt Barn sits overlooking the dedicated paved and gravel parking areas. Access is along an easy ramp to a raised, flagged patio at the front of the cottage. Entry is through large bi-fold glass doors to the spacious open plan lounge with reclining sofa, dining area and kitchen with a feature brickwork wall. The ceiling is lofted to the rafters exposing the original roof beams and trusses with natural light spilling down from two skylights. Off the lounge is a small hallway leading to a half-tiled shower room with washbasin, toilet and skylight and a king-size bedroom with built-in wardrobe overlooking the field to the rear.

Holt Barn is a really stylish and innovative barn conversion blending the traditional and modern in elegant but simple harmony. Tiled floors, oak doors and furniture, original exposed rafters and brickwork bathed in natural light encapsulated in a cosy and energy efficient cottage. The barn sits amid a peaceful, rural environment close to open moorland and its many bridleways yet Kirkby Malzeard is only 2 1/2 miles away and Masham, Ripon and The Yorkshire Dales within easy reach.

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Cottage facilities and area map

Cottage facilities and area map

Duvets, pillows, linen and towels all provided. Underfloor central heating and electricity included.

Television, Freeview, DVD/CD, DAB 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 and pub Kirkby Malzeard 2 1/2 miles. Restaurant Masham 4 miles. Bus route Kirkby Malzeard 3 miles.

Two dogs welcome. Strictly non smoking.

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Cottage Reviews

“Holt Barn looked lovely, nice location, quiet. Space, comfortable sofa and bed, peaceful, well equipped, spotlessly clean and dog friendly”
Ms S Smith, 27th July 2019
“Holt Barn looked a nice place and we wanted to be near but not to stay in Ripon. The cottage lovely on the website and it is lovely. Nice and warm considering it is November, clean and tidy, value for money and we would definitely like to return”
Mrs J Mcknight, 16th November 2018
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