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Set within the sleepy hamlet of Hurst with miles of stunning countryside on its doorstep, The Little Barn is a luxuriously converted old agricultural building in North Yorkshire where you can retreat from the stresses of modern life. Small but perfectly formed, The Little Barn does exactly what it says on the tin. The interiors are bright and contemporary, with high ceilings, glass doors, bespoke furnishings and all the mod cons and thoughtful touches you could want for a relaxing stay. From the barn you can enjoy gorgeous countryside views - in fact you don’t even have to get out of bed to appreciate these! And nearby there are picturesque market towns, cosy village pubs, bracing dales walks, challenging cycling trails and all manner of quirky little shops, cafes and museums. This is a charming little bolthole for those in search of peace, tranquility and romance.
The Yorkshire Dales National Park and The Yorkshire Moors were designated International Dark Sky Reserves in December 2020, and The Little Barn is now proud to have been officially recognised as Dark Sky Friendly. On a clear night, it is possible to see the Milky Way, Planets, Meteors as well as over 2,000 stars! Inside The Little Barn you'll find your very own stargazing pack of binoculars, red torch, warm blankets, a flask and a stargazing guide. Can you think of anything more romantic than gazing up at the night sky, either from the comfort of the garden, or you could pack a flask of hot chocolate and walk up onto the moors opposite for an even more romantic experience.
A walk across the moorland will take you to the pretty dales town of Reeth where you will find a variety of shops, pubs and cafes as well as the fascinating Swaledale Museum. Cycling is a popular pursuit and the famous hill climbs of the Buttertubs Pass are not far away, or you could head to the characterful market towns of Bedale, Leyburn and Northallerton. Traditional Masham is great for a day trip, especially on market day, and the Wensleydale creamery in Hawes is a must-see, or you could discover the history of Hackfall Woods and Barnard Castle.
The barn is tucked away at the end of a track and the driveway has room for two cars.
Nearest Train Station:
Northallerton or Thirsk
Newcastle or Hull
Pub in Grinton
Filey, Scarborough, Whitby
The accommodation is all on one level, with a cosy yet open-plan living area with sofa and rocking chair, a bespoke handmade kitchen, a bedroom with full length glass doors and an en-suite wet room kitted out with fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries.
There is a lawned area to the front of the property and a gravelled seating area in front of the house, and to the rear of the building there is a stone flagged area with fantastic views to the moorland beyond. There is also a small wood fired pizza oven (wood provided) so you can enjoy some homecooked pizza al fresco!
Conditions of Rental
Please note there is no WiFi or mobile phone reception. The barn is surrounded by dry stone walls and is not overlooked from the properties on either side.