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The Hay Barn - Slingsby

Hovingham, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Spa Facilities
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Lovingly converted barn in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors with private enclosed garden
  • Contemporary style perfectly paired with period charm
  • High ceilings and roaring fires create an ambient setting
  • Private  hot tub for a touch of luxury
  • Excellent shared facilities including a mini gym, spa and games room
  • Can be booked alongside The Stables for large groups
Property code: G0146

This beautiful barn conversion is an ideal rural retreat for guests seeking a place to relax and unwind, surrounded by stunning woodland, lush pastures and miles of rolling hills.

Set within the western reaches of the North York Moors National Park, this rural retreat is an ideal base for families and four-legged friends. Set out on long walks through the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, finishing off with a hearty meal at one of the welcoming pubs in the village, or perhaps a slice of cake in the tearoom. Afterwards, return to this beautifully presented home to enjoy a peaceful evening next to the crackling open fire or an indulgent soak in the hot tub outside.

 

Brimming with period charm throughout, this tastefully modernised property still retains exposed beams and brickwork, a stone fireplace and high vaulted ceilings, adding a spacious and light feel throughout. Prepare delicious family meals in the stylish contemporary kitchen with its range-style oven and ample surface space before eating in style at the large wooden table in the dining room. After a long and tiring day on foot, retreat to the lounge to embrace the warmth of the open fire before retiring to one of the four beautifully presented bedrooms. Stepping outside, the enclosed garden is great for al fresco dining: the private hot tub is the perfect way to soothe aching muscles, the shared spa facilities offer further pampering and the communal games room is ideal for rainy afternoons.

 

A walker’s paradise, the North York Moors offer vast expanses of stunning open countryside just waiting to be discovered. Start by tackling the Howardian Hills with their wooded rolling hills, patchwork of arable and pasture fields and scenic villages. Continue north to head deeper into the moors, stopping for a bite to eat or a spot of retail therapy at one of its many charming towns and villages, including delightful Helmsley (9.5 miles).

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 double bedrooms (All can be configured as twin beds upon request at time of booking)
  • 4 en-suite bathrooms
  • Range cooker and hob, microwave, toaster, dishwasher
  • Combined washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Private outdoor hot tub and BBQ
  • Shared access to mini gym, spa treatment room, sauna and relaxation area
  • Shared use of games room with table tennis, pool and table football
  • Wood burner in lounge and dining room
  • Off road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shop and pub within 1 mile
  • The Stables can also be booked to accommodate larger groups of up to 14 people
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • 2 additional single beds available within one of the bedrooms, please note there is an extra supplement of £75 per additional person
  • Hot tub - please note the hot tub is not available after 10.30pm and hot tub guidelines must be abided by

The Hay Barn is set in the rolling Howardian Hills in the western reaches of the North York Moors. Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1987, the lush pastures and woodlands of the western Moors play host to grand country houses, atmospheric ruins and handsome market towns.

The very pretty village of Hovingham is just a couple of miles' drive and features several pubs, a tea room and a local store. The beautiful market town of Helmsley is just ten miles away and is also well worth a visit. If you fancy a little pampering, you'll find a fantastic day spa here; the Verbena Spa. Perfect for a little indulgence!

You're also close to Castle Howard (4 miles), York (18 miles) and the North Yorkshire coast, so lots of choice for day trips.

If you're a fan of charming country pubs, the gorgeous Grapes at Slingsby is a very pleasant walk away.

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Barry 11th September 2020

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The Hay Barn has been converted and appointed to the very highest quality of accommodation and equipment. The external rectangular shape belies the fact that every bit of space has been has been used thoughtfully to create a very spacious living area. It's peaceful, with farm land all around but is also handily situated for visits to the Dales or tRead morehe moors. York is also only a 30 minute drive away. A waiting complimentary hamper of groceries, a bottle of prosecco and more, was very thoughtful. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 14th August 2020

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The house is maintained and cleaned to a very good standard. We had a party of 9 staying in the stables and found the property to be excellent. The playroom catered for children (and adults !) of multiple ages. The walks that are nearby are very peaceful and cater for all physical fitness abilities..... thank you !!

Reviewed by Lesley 31st July 2020

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Extremely well appointed cottage. All the little extra details, towelling robes, slippers lovely bedding add up to a lovely pampered week. The Grandchild had a great time in the games room and hot tub. Look forward to visiting again. Would definitely recommend a visit.

Reviewed by Clare 24th July 2020

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Everything has been thought of! Plenty of space in the cottage; love having our own bathrooms. Nice touches of smellies and dressing gowns to add that luxurious feel. Location is very good - out of the way, lovely walks from the cottage yet not too far to get into the Moors.

Reviewed by Robert 6th July 2020

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Lovely property and hosts, well located for everything in the area.

Reviewed by Judith 6th December 2019

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Reviewed by Amie 11th October 2019

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Reviewed by Gordon 27th September 2019

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Reviewed by Cyril 6th September 2019

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Excellent for extended families and dogs. Plenty of lovely local walks and accessible to the village and local pub. Reasonable distance to the coast and Castle Howard close by. Friendly owner close by.

Reviewed by Trish 23rd August 2019

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Reviewed by Lynn 26th July 2019

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The cottage was amazing we were a party of nine and had plenty of room The cottage is so large. It is stunning inside from the bedrooms to the lounge to the dinning room, the kitchen is to die for. We took a lot of things with us only to find they were already there on our arrival. The hot tub was amazing, the games room the kids loved, the gym andRead more sauna all used. Hide

Reviewed by Tony 15th July 2019

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Reviewed by Toby 23rd February 2019

Fantastic barn conversion with excellent facilities for all the family. Very friendly owner and always on hand if needed.

Reviewed by Confirmed guest 28th November 2018

a perfect cottage everything we could have wantedwe will definately book this cottage again

Reviewed by Pauline 30th October 2018

Brilliant cottage for us - dogs had safe place within garden and good off road walks to nearby villages. We had mixed weather which meant we made full use of the fantastic games room. We used the hot tub between showers too!Inside facilities were clean, plentiful and comfortable. (We even managed to make a full Sunday lunch for 8 without any problRead moreems. ) Hide

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