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The Old Hay Barn

Great Busby, North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 3
5 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Situated on the skirts of the North York Moors National Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Enjoy countryside walking through lush pastures, ancient woodlands and picturesque rivers
  • Unwind in the hot tub after a long day of exploring the area
  • Generous accommodation tastefully furnished for families or friends
  • Enjoy the convenience of a welcoming local pub within walking distance
  • Visit the bustling cobbled streets in the market town of Stokesley, with a market every Friday
Property code: 77667

Tucked away at the northern edge of the North York Moors, this rural retreat is an ideal place for families and friends to enjoy quality time together. Surrounded by the rolling green hills of Yorkshire’s countryside, there are plenty of country walks on your doorstep, or you could venture further afield to the heather-clad hills of the National Park. Perhaps you’d prefer a leisurely stroll around one of the many attractive towns and villages nearby, followed by a cup of Yorkshire tea or a pint of ale in a welcoming tearoom or pub. The area is also well-suited to cyclists, with trails and routes to suit all abilities. Whichever way you wish to spend your days, you’ll love returning home for a spot of friendly competition in the games’ room or a soak in the hot tub as you enjoy the picturesque views. Situated in the small, tranquil village of Great Busby, you are only 1.5 miles from the larger villages of Carlton-in-Cleveland and Kirkby, both of which have pubs and shops for your convenience.

As you step inside, you’ll find yourself in the attractive, beautifully furnished open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner; the ideal space for everyone to spend time together whether you’re cooking, eating or relaxing. After you’ve cooked up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen, head to the lounge to snuggle up on the sofas in front of the wood burner-effect gas fire whilst you watch your favourite programme on the Smart TV.

Upstairs, there are three gorgeous bedrooms. Firstly, there’s a spacious king-size bedroom with French doors that open on to a Juliet balcony, so you can let the fresh air in and appreciate the stunning views. The second bedroom is also a king-size and the third has bunk beds, which the kids will love. Completing the first floor is the beautiful bathroom with a bath and separate shower.

Outside, there is a games room next door, with a pool table, darts board and TV, making it a perfect area for older children to retreat to. The adults, however, will enjoy al fresco dining on the patio and the private hot tub. There is off-road parking for two cars.

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 king-size and 1 bunk bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Hot tub
  • Games room with pool table and dart board
  • Electric and central heating included
  • New high speed Wi-Fi via Starlink
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Welcome hamper on arrival
  • Note. Following feedback kitchen essentials included - washing up liquid, sponges etc
  • Shop 2 miles and pub within walking distance 
  • Complex of properties
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • Stable and grazing with local hacking available by separate arrangement with owner
  • Bike storage available
  • There is external CCTV covering the frontage of the cottage, not the hot tub area
  • This property is one of 2 and can be booked together with G0072 - Hare House
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 3 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £250 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £30. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

The attractive village of Great Ayton (5.5 miles) has a wonderful village vibe. With a selection of pubs, restaurants, cafes and tearooms, you could eat out every night if you wanted to. As home to a young Captain Cook, there is also the Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum which allows you to explore his early life in the surrounding area. If you love to walk, from Great Ayton you can walk up to Roseberry Topping (7 miles); a prominent hill with lots of walking trails that lead up to the distinctive summit and cliffs.

The vibrant little village of Osmotherley (10 miles) is well-known as a starting point for walkers and cyclists. This gorgeous little place is real picture-postcard stuff. It also offers excellent facilities including a cafe, village stores and a fish and chip shop. If you're a bit of a foodie, this part of Yorkshire is packed with fantastic gastropubs, restaurants and delis. Situated within the western reaches of the North York Moors, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1987, Osmotherley has close proximity to lush pastures and woodlands. The western Moors play host to grand country houses, atmospheric ruins and handsome market town and the views from here are simply stunning, and there are walks and cycle routes in every direction. You are very close to the famous Cleveland Way as well as many more well-known and picturesque moorland walks, some of which lead all the way to the sea.

Great Ayton’s position at the northern end of the North York Moors means the coast is easily accessible from here. To breathe in the fresh, sea air, head to seaside town Saltburn-by-the-Sea (18 miles) with its pier, cliff tramway, golden sand and clean surf.

The beautiful market town of Helmsley (20 miles) is within easy driving distance and is well worth a visit. If you fancy a little pampering, you'll find the Verbena Spa here; perfect for a little me time indulgence.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 39 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Joanne 17th May 2024

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Absolutely beautiful place and n gorgeous surroundings. Hot tub and games room made for a perfect weekend away. Can't wait to return!

Reviewed by Karen 15th April 2024

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The cottage is in a lovely location and we had some amazing walks and enjoyed the local pubs. The rural area suited us perfect especially having our dog with us. There's lots of space in the cottage and is fully equipped. The main bedroom was lovely with the view over the fields from the glass doors. A dishwasher would have been handy and with the Read morelarge kitchen area I am sure it could be accommodated. Including the dog we had a great stay.... Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 2nd April 2024

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We just had a lovely stay at the hay barn. Its a tastefully decorated, warm, clean comfortable house, in a beautiful location, perfectly situated to explore the local areas. The kids loved the games room and hot tub! And our dog loved the bowls left for her. A nice bag of crisps and bottle of Prosecco were waiting for us. The beds and pillows were Read morecomfortable and lots of nice clean towels were provided for both hot tub and indoor use. Kitchen is well stocked. We will definitely return! Hide

Reviewed by Neil 15th March 2024

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Fab stay/3 dogs. V dog friendly. Throws provided. Sofa comfy/cosy. Tub ready day 1. Wifi grt. Closed patio/safe space. Paths/fields for dog walk. Lanes quiet/wide. Dog walk to Kirkby 40min/Grt Broughton 50min. Black Swan in K dogs in bar/gdn/pub grub. Jet Miner's in Grt B dogs in bar/gdn. Bay Horse/dogs in gdn. Walk to Blackwell Ox (dogs in gdn)/ThRead moreai food /35 min/use torch if dark. Taxi to Stokesley Il Mulino. Lordstones park grt views. Yarm/Osmotherley/ Helmsley charming/dog friendly pubs. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 25th February 2024

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5 Star, Clean, warm and homely

Reviewed by Michaela 19th February 2024

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We absolutely loved our stay. The house was welcoming and comfortable and the hot tub and games room huge hits with my teenage girls. We all came away rested and happy. Thank you.

Reviewed by Lynn 16th February 2024

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Reviewed by Gary 30th December 2023

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Reviewed by Susan 17th October 2023

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Reviewed by Paula 22nd September 2023

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Its very quiet so if you have limited mobility you definitely need a car.The games room was a highlight so much fun but only 2 darts. Would definitely recommend to friends.

Reviewed by Carol 15th September 2023

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Lovely cottage in a lovely location. Walks to the nearby villages were mainly on country roads so not great. Lord Stones country park well worth a visit.

Reviewed by Michelle 18th August 2023

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Amazing stay at Old Hay barn. Set in such Peaceful surroundings with the added extras of the hot tub and games room which the whole family enjoyed each evening. Close to many lovely walks, towns to explore and beaches a small drive away. Thankyou for a great stay and I would recommend to friends and family

Reviewed by Vicky 4th August 2023

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Reviewed by James 30th June 2023

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Reviewed by Bridget 23rd June 2023

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We had a lovely time staying in The Old Hay Barn and it was perfect for us and our 2 dogs. The owners were very helpful and friendly and on hand should you have any queries They also made a few suggestions of lively nearby beaches and coves that we might want to visit during our stay. Stokesley is the nearest town a couple of miles away and a reallRead morey quaint market town with a river running through it and a nice mix of shops to purchase any food items for your stay. Peaceful and enjoyable holiday Hide

Reviewed by Charlotte 16th June 2023

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The accommodation was good, plenty of room, cleaning of the property could be better. As commented by someone else, you have to bring everything with you, washing up liquid, sponges, cleaning cloths, to bin liners, these very simple items is something I would not necessarily have thought to bring with me, it would be a nice touch to have these hereRead more already. There is no welcome info, you have to ask for the Wifi, the hot tub is a nice touch, but the temperature was on cold side at 35 degrees. Hide

Reviewed by Jay 10th June 2023

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Fabulous, cosy cottage. I went with my partner, 3 year old and dog and it was perfect for us. Just ensure you pack all essentials such as bin liners, toilet roll, fairy liquid as I forgot these...my own fault but there are shops/supermarket around 15 min drive away. WiFi worked amazingly like others have said. Hot tub was fabulous. Host was availabRead morele if needed. Great walks and beach's not too far of a drive away too! Hide

Reviewed by Gillian 26th May 2023

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Reviewed by Christine 20th April 2023

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Reviewed by Sarah 7th April 2023

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A beautiful house, with everything that you would need for a self catering holiday in stunning surroundings, we took our little dog with us and he settled as if he was at home. The highlight for our 2 boys was the on-sight games room, they enjoyed many games of pool and darts together throughout the week.

Reviewed by Michelle 22nd March 2023

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Lovely cottage and area. Really enjoyed our break, thanks

Reviewed by Emma 17th March 2023

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Reviewed by Bethany 10th March 2023

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This was a wonderful vacation home. The facilities were perfect for a girls vacation, loved the games room and the hot tube. The boards games were a lovely touch also ! The bedrooms were beautiful, lovely mattress, pillows and bedding which is a big deal for a perfect nights sleep. The scenery was picturesque! Loved waking up for the horses in the Read morestables and sheep in the field cant wait to come back in the summer. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 3rd March 2023

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We had a lovely stay and loved the addition of the games room. The rooms were super comfortable and the bathroom is gorgeous. The owner was extremely helpful when we needed help with the temperature of the hot tub and came over within 10 minutes of messaging. Will definitely be booking again :)

Reviewed by Malcolm 22nd February 2023

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Great facilities, particularly enjoyed the hot tub and games room and handy for travel across Yorkshire and beyond

Reviewed by Stephanie 20th January 2023

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Amazing property and location. Has everything you need! 5 star.

Reviewed by Charlotte 24th December 2022

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An absolutely gorgeous property, we have stayed in lodges & cottages many times across the country, this was wonderful! Loved the privacy and view from the hot tub and the beds were so comfy, the decor is beautiful and a perfect option for a family getaway, already thinking about booking for 2023

Reviewed by Helen 21st November 2022

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We had an absolutely fantastic stay, 2 couples and 2 dogs and we had plenty of room and enough parking for 2 cars. The barn was modern but still cosy, we loved every minute staying there, we also had the added bonus of the barn with the games room! And there was a cupboard full of board games! Our Host was on hand if needed, we would highly recommeRead morend and will be rebooking Hide

Reviewed by Amy 18th November 2022

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We stayed here and wow what a place! The master bedroom was gorgous with its double aspect windows. Lovely to open the door while waking up in the morning. The games room was such a bonus too. Everything was fab - the shower, comfy sofas, dog friendly! Thank you!!!

Reviewed by Charlotte 11th November 2022

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Beautiful house in a lovely location but it was frustrating the hot tub was off for our first night as we only stayed for 2 nights and was one of the main reasons we chose the house.

Reviewed by Sharon 28th October 2022

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Want to get away with in a lovely location of mountain views and nice countryside this is a place to go, Peace and quiet . Lovely spacious rooms with tasteful decor with added bonus of a spacious games room and a hot tub.

Reviewed by Susan 18th October 2022

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Just returned from a 2nd stay at the Old Hay Barn. It is such a lovely property, always spotlessly clean and perfect for a few days to relax and unwind. Will definitely stay here again and highly recommend if you're looking for a hot tub hideaway.

Reviewed by David 2nd September 2022

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Fabulous cottage in great location to explore North Yorkshire. The cottage was beautifully presented, well equipped and the hot tub was a real treat at the end of a day out.

Reviewed by Sarah 12th August 2022

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The cottage is in a brilliant location for days out in the car. My fianc and I thoroughly enjoyed the week. We had 2 dogs with us who loved the field just behind the house. The cottage itself was beautiful very well finished with the luxury feel to it! Waking up to the horses coming into the small stable was lovely. But most of all it was peaceful!Read more Such a calm environment. Hide

Reviewed by Leanne 5th August 2022

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We had a memorable week in the cottage just with things not being 100% it did make things awkward. The owner was very accommodating with charging an electric vehicle and the welcome bag was a lovely surprise. Just a few bits upgrading and sorting would make it so much better 100% the wifi needs a massive upgrade!

Reviewed by Maria 12th June 2022

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We enjoyed our stay very much , nice peaceful location and hot tub lovely on an evening. A couple of little touches what would have made our stay all the more enjoyable; Very slow WiFi ( I know people don't go away for WiFi ) however it stopped us from watching Netflix on an evening. Also barbecue was in a poor condition and was left by previous guRead moreest's dirty and the tray full of used charcoal. Beds comfortable, shower room nice . Extra toilet always comes in handy:) . Overall a nice break. Hide

Reviewed by Rubina 10th June 2022

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Overall our trip was good but we did have some issue such as no Wi-Fi we messaged the host several times but no help. We also forgot bin bags and there are no shops around so we asked the host but she said we shouldve bought our own so we had to use some plastic bags we had. One of the double rooms had so many spiders we tried to call the host but Read moreshe didnt answer and nobody could sleep there the whole weekend. We also did not receive a welcome hamper which we were told wed get. Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 3rd June 2022

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Lovely property and location, clean and welcoming had a great family break lots of lovely walks everyone was friendly will definitely be booking again.

Reviewed by Chris 27th May 2022

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The old hay barn was a perfect location to stay whilst exploring all that the North Yorkshire moors and coastline has to offer. Plenty of space within the property to accommodate our family of 4 and the games room was used frequently by our boys both at the beginning of the day and at the end. The hot tub was a welcome addition and ideal for relaxiRead moreng those tired muscles after long walks along the Cleveland way or up to the top of rosemary top. For a tranquil, countryside location this is the one Hide

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