The Hay Barn
The Hay Barn was located in a part of the dales we hadn't explored before and the cottaget ticked all the boxes we wanted. Cleanliness excellent, welcome basket and peacefulness. Everything was just right, no need to change anything14-Jul-2018
Further Guest Reviews
We're very pleased with everything about The Hay Barn, especially the location. Been twice this year, coming again next year23-Dec-2017
Near to Nidderdale which we hadn't visited before and the pictures looked like it would suit us and our dog. 10/10 for cleanliness, good views, nice welcome pack. Everything was well kept and in good working order30-Sep-2017
The layout, the welcome basket was a great touch. The location was perfect. Very clean, everything great. Everything was great, definitely value for money. perfect holiday didn't want to go home12-Aug-2017
The layout is great for the dog. The kitchen is clean. Whole house is cosy and very comfortable beds, loved it. Value for money. Have thoroughly enjoyed our stay05-Aug-2017
Modern, accepts dogs, well equipped, well worth the four star rating. 5* cleanliness, superb. The owners were lovely, left us to our own devices but were happy to help if we needed anything01-Jul-2017
Liked the rural aspect of the property combined with a contemporary interior. Comfy sitting room, value for money and, yes, we would like to return03-Jun-2017
The cottage matched our needs, spotlessly clean on arrival, nothing we would want to change. The thoughtfulness of the owners eg 'welcome pack' much appreciated06-May-2017
Very clean and comfortable and the welcome pack was a lovely touch. Everything was excellent, comfortable and clean and accepted dogs. Value for money and will return22-Apr-2017
- Bedrooms: 2
- Sleeps: 4
- Pets: Yes
- Price £384 - £686 per week
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.
Up to 2 well behaved dogs welcome. Strictly non smoking.
Description and Location
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.
On the western edge of the Vale of York downstream from the 'Gateway' town of Masham the river Ure turns southeast gently slipping away from the fading Pennine hills. Minor tributaries with their becks and gills still cut deep into the distant heights and merge into greater flows to part the sloping Pennine flanks and form an area of lesser rolling valleys which was designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1994. The River Laver is one such tributary flowing on its sinuous path over 10 miles to join the River Skell on the outskirts of the small historic city of Ripon.