Location of property, availability and value for money. Also a dog friendly cottage. Comfort, location, modern inside - excellent facilities and exceeded our expectations. Really enjoyed our stay here. Thank you!12-May-2018
Further Guest Reviews
Holt Barn was the type of property we were looking for. The layout, look and location. Loved the furnishings, all interiors looked great25-Feb-2018
The cottage looked beautiful and in a quiet location. Extremely cosy with lovely furnishings, very relaxing Excellent value for monay and we will return03-Nov-2017
Modern, clean and comfortable and out of the way. Lovely barn, we will be back. Thank you23-Sep-2017
Remoteness, quietness and tranquility of the environment, clean and tidy. We found the cottage perfect!20-Aug-2017
Beautiful area, lovely towels, bed linen, kitchen and level of accommodation. Certainly value for money, good price and would recommend03-Jun-2017
Very good quality of furnishings and fittings, cleanliness excellent, probably better than described. Perfect!06-May-2017
- Bedrooms: 1
- Sleeps: 2
- Pets: Yes
- Price £296 - £507 per week
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.
Off road parking. Free WiFi.
Shop and pub Kirkby Malzeard 2 1/2 miles. Restaurant Masham 4 miles. Bus route Kirkby Malzeard 3 miles.
Up to 2 well behaved dogs welcome. Strictly non smoking.
Description and Location
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 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.
About Near Kirkby Malzeard
Kirkby Malzeard is situated almost equidistant from Ripon and Masham and is the largest and principal village in the area with a population of about 800 people. It sits amid beautiful rolling countryside between Wensleydale and Nidderdale surrounded by tree-lined meadows and occasional cornfields. To the west pastures rise to the Pennine moorland and to the east the verdant Vales of Mowbray and York with the Hambleton Hills marking the edge of the North York Moors in the far distance.