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The Hay Barn - Slingsby

Hovingham, North Yorkshire

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Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
pets Dogs welcome 2
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 and excellent shared facilities including a mini gym, spa and games room
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.

There is little in life more lovely than waking in the country amidst friends or family, surrounded by the heavenly hills and moors of magical North Yorkshire. With the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty within a stroll, the North York Moors within 10 miles and the seaside idyll of Scarborough within 30, this little world is your oyster. The cottage lies at the edge of the pretty village of Hovingham (2.5 miles), the pride of Ryedale, with its ancient ford, Georgian Hall, Saxon church and monthly market. The nearby village of Slingsby (1.5 miles) has a superb old pub. Majestic Castle Howard (4.5 miles) is one of Britain's finest stately homes, set in a thousand acres of sweeping parkland, replete with temples, lakes, statues and fountains, and home to the splendid Yorkshire Arboretum.

Approaching the converted barn, you'll immediately be immersed in the rural tranquillity of this exquisite setting. Fling off your coats and settle into your new piece of heaven, primed with the promise of wild new adventures. Gather in the lounge around the stone hearth and glowing wood burner to plan days ahead and reminisce. Stone, wood, leather, light, modern comfort and history blend to brilliant effect. The dining room feels both intimate and grand, contemporary and ancient, with its oak beams and table, wrought iron fittings, exposed stone and flag floor. With local produce and love, rustle up luscious meals in the alluring kitchen/diner, and spill out on balmy evenings into your private garden for sunset wine or a starlit hot tub. Melt those modern stresses in the shared gym and sauna or challenge competitive cohorts to an evening in the games room. Drift upstairs to the bedrooms you have claimed; you may favour a mezzanine room for extra intimacy, but all rooms have their own en-suites, beautiful beams and are full of charm. Dream in the steam of your freestanding bath or behind the wall of your sweet shower room.

Shared leisure facilities: mini gym, treatment room, sauna, relaxation area and games room with pool, table tennis, table football, Wii - please note that while government restrictions remain the shared facilities; mini gym, treatment room, sauna, relaxation area and games room will only be available on a rota basis

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

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  • 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
  • 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
  • Shared leisure facilities: mini gym, treatment room, sauna, relaxation area and games room with pool, table tennis, table football, Wii -
  • While government restrictions remain the shared facilities; mini gym, treatment room, sauna, relaxation area and games room will only be available on a rota basis

     

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.

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Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

CUSTOMER REVIEWS

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alan 3rd September 2021

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Excellent accommodation, fully equipped and with outstanding additional facilities in the gym, sauna, games room and hot tub. Would thoroughly recommend as the area offers many wonderful sights

Reviewed by Steve 13th August 2021

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An excellent property with great facilities

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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LOCATION

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