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The Ranch

Richmond, Yorkshire Dales

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Sleeps 12
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms 5
Change Fri
pets No Dogs
grade 5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Large luxury converted barn in the Yorkshire Dales
  • Perfect for family celebrations and group getaways
  • Children's play area in front of the barn
  • Situated on the edge of a pretty village just a few miles from Richmond
  • Close to excellent pubs and restaurants
  • Miles of scenic walks and trails from the doorstep
Property code: G0159

This property was once the hay barn in a dairy farm and is now a gorgeous large holiday home in the Yorkshire Dales, with a luxurious interior and incredible views.

Welcome to the Yorkshire Dales, where you and your friends or family will enjoy the best of British food, landscape, history and adventure. Part of a cluster of properties, a mile from the sweet village of Gilling West, you're both secluded and part of a community. Rural echoes abound in this cosy yet contemporary haven, far away from the stresses of modern life. The closest large town is Richmond (4 miles), with its ruined Norman castle, Georgian Theatre Royal, museums, gardens and markets. You'll be at the heart of five magnificent reserves: The North Pennines, Nidderdale and Howardian Hills Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (15/20/40 miles), and the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors National Parks (10/25 miles) – opening up five unique and thrilling worlds for exploration, rock climbing, kayaking, horse riding, mountain biking, abseiling and hiking. Discover the sublime environments of Hudswell Woods and Upper Wharfedale (5 miles).

This grand barn conversion is a gem of love and craft. Gather your group around the glowing open fire and plan your coming adventures. The open-plan lounge/diner is a space of light with a warm, homely ambience made up of exposed stone walls, exquisite wood and leather and marvellous North Yorkshire views. Gregarious nights of wine and bright morning coffee will cap your days of discovery. Cooks will rejoice at the streamlined kitchen's sunlit breakfast table and luscious green scenes. After al fresco banquets on the front terrace or in the rear, south-facing courtyard, seek steam and soft linen in your own private paradise; each of the five large bedrooms has its own en-suite, and most of the rooms have fabulous, far-reaching vistas of the surrounding countryside. One bedroom has a freestanding bath and sleeps up to four people in four full-size beds. The courtyard's hot tub is calling weary limbs. Roam the estate and meet the resident wildlife, or walk to the church and the village pub for a nightcap and to discuss what to do tomorrow.

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  • 5 bedrooms – 4 king-size, 1 quadruple (4 single beds)
  • 5 en-suite bathrooms – 3 shower rooms and 2 bathrooms, 1 separate WC
  • Utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Outdoor play area
  • Open fire - First basket of logs included, additional can be purchased from owners
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Less than 0.5 miles from pub, shop 3 miles away
  • LCD TV, DVD player
  • Hot tub
  • Please Note. This property is part of a complex on the Estate and other properties can potentially be booked to accommodate a large booking
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £500 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £55. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.


The property has a beautiful location set within a large estate on the cusp of the Yorkshire Dales. With the coast to the east and the City of York to the south, it's an ideal base from which to strike out and discover these unique Yorkshire locations. Reeth (15 miles) and the stunning landscapes of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale (23 miles) are also within easy reach, and it’s well-placed for a day trip over the Lakes if you want to explore there too.

The property is set on the edge of a very pretty village. There's a great dining pub just a short walk away and if you're a bit of a foodie there are several more excellent dining pubs in the area as well as an award-winning deli, tea room and farm shop. It's also the perfect location if you enjoy walking. There are lots of beautiful walks from the doorstep and in fact the area is well known as a great starting point for walking - seasoned walkers come from miles around to set off from the village.

This stunning Yorkshire Cottage is just 3 miles away from Richmond, a historic market town with much to offer the discerning holidaymaker. Explore the cobbled market square or head up towards Richmond Castle for a slice of Yorkshire history. Just a short drive through Richmond takes you into the heart of the Yorkshire Dales proper. Head up towards Reeth and on towards Hawes in Wensleydale for a true taste of this magnificent countryside.

North of the cottage is the charming town of Barnard Castle (12 miles). Recently listed as one of the top 10 places to live in the UK, it's a pretty little place with a host of shops, cafes and pubs to explore. The excellent Bowes Museum is here and is well worth a visit. And as the name would suggest there's a historic castle to explore too.

Further south, you'll find the pretty market town of Northallerton (18 miles) where handsome Georgian houses line the long main street. The wonderful Betty's Tearooms is here as is a fantastic local deli, Lewis & Cooper's Food Emporium and of course the quintessentially Yorkshire department store of Barkers.


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This property is personally managed by Rupert.


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Amazing setting and stunning attention to detail

Reviewed by Janet 23rd December 2022

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If you are looking for comfort, privacy and an excellent host then this is the let for you. Spotlessly clean, well equipped and perfectly located, I cannot recommend this holiday let enough. Superb value for money and each room has the most comfy beds imaginable. There were 10 of us and plenty of space too with views and walks to die for. Have comeRead more back feeling totally relaxed and pampered. The hot tub was an added bonus. Highly, highly recommended. Hide


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