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The Hay Barn


The Hay Barn

From £486 per week
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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 close to Hackfall Wood and The Himalayan Gardens and within a short drive to Masham, Ripon, Pateley Bridge, Bedale, Harrogate and of course the Yorkshire Dales National Park plus a multitude of other renowned holiday attractions.

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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.



About The Area


Explore the picturesque village of Grewelthorpe where small villages are linked by winding country lanes. Hackfall Wood and The Himalayan Gardens are close by with Ripon, Masham and Pateley Bridge all a short drive away. The western dales of the Yorkshire Dales National Park are within easy reach too.

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Overall rating 4.7 stars out of 5
By Philip Brandwood
5 stars out of 5.
On Friday, 26 Apr 2024
Cosy warm cottage with lovely welcome pack, quiet, excellent for walking and photography, will return.
By Sarah Langli
4 stars out of 5.
On Saturday, 12 Aug 2023
Overall the property was really good but a couple of things, albeit superficial, could improve it. There were only 2 chairs in the garden, rather than 4 which would have been nice. There was a bench but this was rather rotten and dirty, as was the outdoor washing line. The shower itself was great but the grouting,/silicone was awful, meaning that the whole bathroom looked a bit shabby. Finally at the end of the drive, where the bins were, there was quite a bit of rubbish lying around. This was the first impression of the property and it could easily be tidied up. All sounds like a moan but given it was 4 stars and given what it costs, I think a few improvements could make a big difference.
By Terry Bedding
5 stars out of 5.
On Sunday, 30 Jul 2023
Our second visit to The Hay Barn. Quiet, rural location. Very comfortable and enclosed garden for our spaniel.
By Rob Goes
4.7 stars out of 5.
On Monday, 29 May 2023
We loved staying in The Hay Barn. We had a warm welcome by the owners with a lovely giftbox with treats and a bottle of wine. The cottage has a warm rural atmosphere where everything you need is at hand for a holiday week. A very nice shower, good beds and a very complete kitchen. There is a nice walking trail (4Mile) starting 4km from the cottage. Very beautiful. Also the towns in Yorkshire are a pleasure to visit. Masham is the nearest to the cottage and is a very attractive place with nice shops and pubs.
By Anita Butler
5 stars out of 5.
On Sunday, 23 Apr 2023
Lovely stay again at the Haybarn. Accommodation comfortable and clean as always. Ideal location for great walks
By Mary Kavanagh-Smith
4.5 stars out of 5.
On Friday, 11 Nov 2022
Lovely country location nice and quiet with good views. Good base for exploring the area. Only down side was the lack of drawers in double bedroom and the small ones in the bedside table wouldn't open and close properly.
By Bryan Swaddling
5 stars out of 5.
On Friday, 28 Oct 2022
Had a lovely stay at the Hay Barn. Cottage is well appointed, warm and comfortable. Nice secure garden for our dogs and great walking, eating and places to visit near by. Would definitely recommend.
By Susan Ede
4.3 stars out of 5.
On Sunday, 25 Sep 2022
the directions to the property could be better, the track to the cottage is very uneven, rough , although we appreciate it is a farm track.
By Terry Bedding
5 stars out of 5.
On Saturday, 13 Aug 2022
Lovely barn, beautiful rural setting close to amenities at Masham. Dog safe garden. We’ll be back to enjoy another holiday there.
By R E Law
4.7 stars out of 5.
On Sunday, 22 May 2022
We stayed at this property last year and were very pleased, exactly what we wanted. We returned this year,and haven't changed our opinion.
3.8 stars out of 5.
On Friday, 20 May 2022
Nice cottage. Lovely welcome pack. Perfect base for visiting Ripon, Harrogate and local villages. Great wee garden for our dog. Track leading to house needs some attention . Disappointed no facilities for recycling yet.
By Gillian Macarthur
5 stars out of 5.
On Sunday, 01 May 2022
The property is in a pretty setting and close to some of the lovely dales villages The cottage was very clean and very well equipped and a nice welcome basket on our arrival The hosts Alan and Rachel were on hand if needed and made us feel very welcome. Would definitely return.
By Michelle Borchart
5 stars out of 5.
On Friday, 29 Oct 2021
The Hay Barn offers first class accommodation. The owners provided a much appreciated welcome basket on arrival, the accommodation is very spacious, cosy, spotlessly clean and warm. Despite having a very wet week, we enjoyed exploring the beautiful location.
By Steven Dowds
5 stars out of 5.
On Saturday, 16 Oct 2021
Lovely setting, great facilities, recommend it without hesitation. Great if you have a dog. Toasty warm thanks to underfloor heating & wood burner.
By Neil Aston
4.2 stars out of 5.
On Monday, 20 Sep 2021
A lovely, quiet location just outside the village but still with access to the Nidderdale AONB and surrounding area. The kitchen/dining space and separate lounge provided ample space for our party of four and the welcome pack was appreciated. The enclosed garden was a useful space to allow our dog access to the outdoors without the need to be on constant watch. One area for consideration may be better provision for recycling of glass/plastics etc. as it was unclear how this was to be achieved currently. Overall a very restful and enjoyable week was had by all.
By Liz West
5 stars out of 5.
On Friday, 03 Sep 2021
Beautiful cottage, spotless, well-equipped, very spacious and excellent value for money. We really appreciated the very generous welcome basket. Lovely spot with easy access to walks, local towns and villages. Thoroughly recommend.
By Nicola Davies
4.8 stars out of 5.
On Friday, 23 Jul 2021
We have loved our stay here, just what we needed - very quiet location. Front garden was very secure for our dog and also very private for us. We brought our garden chairs so we could recline outside in the sun which was very relaxing! There is garden seating at a picnic table but if you want to relax bringing chairs is a good idea! Inside is very comfortable, nice to relax in evening and kitchen well equipped, good space for eating and cooking. Hosts were great, helpful and also non-intrusive which we like! And they left us a welcome pack which was lovely with essentials and some treats :) Area is quiet, masham was only 10 min drive though with supermarket and petrol. Lots of walking in the area it’s a de auto fill place and lots to visit.
By Vicky Finniear
5 stars out of 5.
On Saturday, 17 Jul 2021
What a gem of a find. This cottage is just outside the village of Grewelthorpe within an hour of everywhere you would want to go like Harrogate, Fountains Abbey, Grassington, Aysgarth Falls, Bedale, etc. The cottage has all the usual amenities but also gave you plenty of room in the good sized kitchen and living room. Lovely big rain shower and spacious bedrooms including one on the ground floor should you need it. There was a lovely garden which we and our dogs enjoyed and fantastic views over the fields with the lambs, chickens and ducks roaming around. We will definitely return, it was great.
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