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Barn Owl's Nest

Grosmont, North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Working farm
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Quirky
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Romantic stone cottage, perched high above a picturesque valley
  • Cosy up in front of the roaring log-burner on chilly evenings
  • Soak up the breathtaking views of the surrounding valley
Property code: 92428

Sink into the comfort of a five-star couple’s retreat, an ideal getaway at any time of the year. This sumptuous barn conversion cleverly combines all the charm of the old stone building with fabulous modern conveniences to create a truly relaxing and indulgent bolthole. Located on a hilltop above the pretty village of Grosmont, it has spectacular views of the beautiful countryside that surrounds it, while being within easy reach of the seaside town of Whitby and its variety of attractions.

Thanks to a thoughtful renovation in 2023, this former farm building is now a boutique-style rural bolthole, imbued with modern-rustic style for a restful and romantic escape. Underfloor heating throughout complements cool, high-quality furnishings, fabulous lighting and sleek design.

The open-plan living area is cosy and welcoming, combining spaces for cooking, eating and lounging in one room with a beautiful, high-pitched ceiling composed of tactile timber. Whip up some gourmet meals in the excellent kitchen, which has integrated appliances and plenty of cupboard space. There’s even a slimline dishwasher to make clearing up speedier. Dine at the breakfast bar before heading to the armchairs by the wood burner, ready for a quiet evening at home. There’s a Smart TV if you want to binge a favourite series.

When you’re ready to snooze, the double bedroom is sumptuously comfortable, with ample storage and a high headboard cleverly fitted into the old stone fire surround. Serene colours and natural textures make for a restful slumber. Your chic en-suite shower room features a generously sized, walk-in shower with a rainfall head.

Step outside onto your private patio and you can spend hours admiring the panoramic country vistas spread out in front of you. Here, you can dine al fresco meal or sip an aperitif as you relax in the fresh Yorkshire air. Please note this property does not accept infants or children

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 shower room with WC
  • Electric hob/oven, fridge with ice compartment, slim dishwasher, microwave and coffee machine
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Wood burner
  • Underfloor heating
  • Hairdryer
  • Patio with outdoor seating
  • Off-street parking for 1 car
  • Pub and shop 0.8 miles
  • This property can be booked alongside another property that sleeps a further 2 guests. Please contact us for details.
  • Please note this property does not accept infants or children
  • 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 £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

The pretty village of Grosmont is set in the scenic Esk Valley, where there are ample opportunities for hiking, rambling and cycling. A prominent part of the village is the heritage railway that transports you through beautiful countryside to Pickering, a thriving market town with a variety of independent shops and a wide range of restaurants, cosy pubs and bistros.

The historic seaside town of Whitby is just 9.5 miles away and is a must-visit while you’re in the area. Its narrow twisting yards evolved over a thousand years ago to provide protection from Viking raiders and to help Whitby's smugglers evade the revenue men and tax collectors. They're a unique and much-loved design to this part of the world. Be prepared as you walk under the arched alleyway into the Rose and Crown Yard to gain a real sense of the authentic maritime history of this ancient sea town. It is one of the oldest, narrowest and most twisting of Whitby's Gothic yards.

With its seaside heritage, excellent restaurants, independent shops and host of bars and cafes along its medieval streets, Whitby has so much to offer. Playing host throughout history to Romans, Saxons, Celts and Danes amongst others, the town's rich heritage is immediately obvious. Straddling the River Esk and dominated by the 13th-century ruins of St Hilda's Abbey on the East Cliff, Whitby's crooked cobbled streets and picturesque harbour have been a magnet for artists and tourists alike for centuries. Providing the backdrop for some of Lewis Carroll's work, it was also famously the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Whitby is set on the beautiful North Yorkshire coastline; a heady mix of rugged cliff tops, peaceful bays and pretty fishing villages. With long sandy beaches and all the traditional seaside trimmings of yesteryear, you can indulge in a classic English seaside holiday. That's not to say it's stuck in the past; in fact, Yorkshire's coastal villages and towns combine the traditional with the contemporary effortlessly, with trinket shops and tearooms sitting alongside up-market restaurants and champagne bars.

Robin Hood's Bay, 14 miles from the cottage, is one of the most popular coastal locations in Yorkshire, or the UK for that matter. The village is a maze of cobbled streets and higgledy-piggledy houses which seem to tumble down towards the sea. Sandsend is 9.5 miles away, a gorgeous little seaside village which is well worth a visit during your stay. With its handsome promenade, long stretch of beach, several excellent eating options and a world-class day spa, you could happily spend your whole holiday here. Staithes and Runswick Bay are both under 15 miles away, each with their own unique charm.

Inland, the impossibly pretty towns and villages of the North York Moors include Egton, Danby, Castleton and Rosedale, all less than 15 miles from your holiday home.

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 18 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michael 28th June 2024

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Beautiful location. Very comfortable cottage. Friendly owners.

Reviewed by Eamon 7th June 2024

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All was lovely thanks.

Reviewed by Andrew 31st May 2024

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Very comfortable cottage with facilities to a very high standard. The situation of the property is superb with fine views of the countryside to both the North and South side. For anyone interested in railways the North Yorkshire Moors Railway runs steam trains along the valley below.

Reviewed by Nigel 3rd May 2024

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A very well set up cottage. Even clean windows which we find unusual even when in otherwise excellent accommodation. Top quality workmanship in fitting out the old cow shed.

Reviewed by Michael 26th April 2024

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Beautiful cottage in a fantastic location. Louise and Florian were the perfect hosts, making us feel so welcome at their cottage. The cottage has been recently renovated to an extremely high standard and is fully equipped for a very relaxing break. The views are breathtaking. The village centre is within a 15 minute walk, providing a pub and coffeeRead more shop, both well worth a visit, and there's also a train station if you fancy a trip on a steam train. We will definitely be returning! Hide

Reviewed by Barry 19th April 2024

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Cottage itself is well presented and in a lovely location but lacks the above practical touches.

Reviewed by Wendy 12th April 2024

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Lovely high spec comfortable cottage with attention to detail both in the construction and furnishings. Fabulous all round views of valleys, wildlife and regular stream trains. 10min walk down track to Grosmont Station, pub, shop, cafe (pub provided excellent Sunday lunch) and Esk Valley walks. A superb holiday. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Claire 1st December 2023

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My husband said to me "I think this is one of the best holiday cottages we've ever stayed at". Beautiful renovated barn with everything you would need for a relaxing break. Florian and Louise were amazing hosts - neighbours, helpful but not intrusive at all. Great location. Definitely be recommending this to friends and family. Would definitely go Read moreback Hide

Reviewed by Natalie 27th October 2023

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Reviewed by Dorothy 13th October 2023

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A very relaxing, peaceful place to stay. The views from the cottage are spectacular. The cottage is well equipped, warm and cosy a home from home. There are lots of places to visit from this location both driving and walking. If you are in need of anything the host are only to pleased to help. Five * all the way

Reviewed by Lisa 29th September 2023

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We couldn't have asked for a more beautiful holiday cottage. A quiet, peaceful setting, with stunning views. The cottage was extremely well equipped and designed and decorated to offer the best creature comforts. The owners were helpful, and friendly. We will definitely be recommending Barn Owl's Nest, and hopefully returning ourselves.

Reviewed by Edward 22nd September 2023

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Fabulous location. Lovely property: very comfortable and beautifully presented. Ideally located for any rail enthusiasts with the North York Moors Railway (NYRM) line visible from the cottage grounds at the bottom of the valley. Access to Grosmont on foot is an easy walk down the hill and by road if the water height and flow in the river at the forRead mored below the cottage is low (about a foot or less - there is a marker post), otherwise Grosmont is accessible by car via a slightly longer route. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 8th September 2023

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The cottage is in a excellent location with views afar in all directions. It has been constructed both externally and internally to a high standard. hopefully will visit again, and can completely recommend.

Reviewed by Darrell 1st September 2023

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Stunning Cottage, in a stunning location

Reviewed by Paul 25th August 2023

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Reviewed by James 18th August 2023

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Quaint old world ambiance in a country setting decorated to a high, clean and modern specification within. This cottage has a comfortable and homely feel and is perfect if you are seeking a holiday to relax and recuperate. A great base from which to explore the natural beauty of the North York Moors.

Reviewed by Emma 14th July 2023

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Outstanding cottage

Reviewed by Ashley 5th July 2023

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Barn Owl's Nest Cottage is the perfect rural retreat with the patio overlooking the stunning Esk Valley. It has been recently converted from a stone barn and tastefully decorated throughout. Located close to the village of Grosmont which is ideal for North Yorkshire steam railway enthusiast's. The area is great for hiking and a trip to Whitby on thRead moree steam train is a must. Plenty of local pubs for lunches and evening meals. Wouldent hesitate to recommend or return. Hide

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