A handsome Grade II-listed 17th century barn
The main living area enjoys the high ceilings
A solid oak dining table
The table sits by the picture window
There is a sound system provided for your entertainment
A comfy sofa and an armchair for you to choose from
Take a look out the window and enjoy the views outside
There are exposed stone walls in this gorgeous barn
Watch your favourite DVD and relax after a day exploring Yorkshire
The fabulous open-plan space
Keep warm and toasty during those cold winter months
Dim the lights and curl up on the sofa
The kitchen sits within this open-plan space
Don't forget your favourite goodies
A double antique French bed
Enjoy a lazy morning in this bed
Relax and eat your breakfast in bed whilst planning what to do for the day
The mezzanine level bedroom
A stunning inset bath set on the balcony
There are also his and her basins, perfect for couples
Two basins are ideal whilst on holiday
Outside Blacksmith’s Barn you’ll find a charmng patio area
Outdoor furniture is provided
Sit back and watch the world go by
The perfect little spot to watch the horses grazing
Stunning scenery all around you
Coastal towns close by for you to visit
Enjoy trips out in North Yorkshire
1 / 29  A handsome Grade II-listed 17th century barn
2 / 29  The main living area enjoys the high ceilings
3 / 29  A solid oak dining table
4 / 29  The table sits by the picture window
5 / 29  There is a sound system provided for your entertainment
6 / 29  A comfy sofa and an armchair for you to choose from
7 / 29  Take a look out the window and enjoy the views outside
8 / 29  There are exposed stone walls in this gorgeous barn
9 / 29  Watch your favourite DVD and relax after a day exploring Yorkshire
10 / 29  The fabulous open-plan space
11 / 29  Keep warm and toasty during those cold winter months
12 / 29  Dim the lights and curl up on the sofa
13 / 29  The kitchen sits within this open-plan space
14 / 29  Yummy
15 / 29  Don't forget your favourite goodies
16 / 29  A double antique French bed
17 / 29  Enjoy a lazy morning in this bed
18 / 29  Relax and eat your breakfast in bed whilst planning what to do for the day
19 / 29  The mezzanine level bedroom
20 / 29  A stunning inset bath set on the balcony
21 / 29  There are also his and her basins, perfect for couples
22 / 29  Two basins are ideal whilst on holiday
23 / 29  Outside Blacksmith’s Barn you’ll find a charmng patio area
24 / 29  Outdoor furniture is provided
25 / 29  Sit back and watch the world go by
26 / 29  The perfect little spot to watch the horses grazing
27 / 29  Stunning scenery all around you
28 / 29  Coastal towns close by for you to visit
29 / 29  Enjoy trips out in North Yorkshire

Blacksmith's Barn

Thornton-Le-Dale, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Beach within easy reach
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A unique, cosy and loving updated barn conversion
  • This is an ideal base for exploring the North York Moors
  • Close to Scarborough and the North Yorkshire coast
  • An ideal romantic getaway in an idyllic village
  • Perfect for a weekend break in glorious surroundings
  • Just a short drive from the coastal resort of Filey
Property code: G0014

Set in a tranquil North Yorkshire village just seven miles from the coast, this handsome Grade II listed 17th century barn conversion is perfect for couples looking for a sophisticated rural retreat.

A handsome Grade II-listed 17th century barn set in a picture-perfect North York Moors village, it is the perfect blend of traditional and contemporary-style, this gorgeous one-bedroom property is perfect for couples looking for a sophisticated romantic escape to the country. Tucked away in this beautiful corner of North Yorkshire just a few miles from the coast, this property is a stylish and elegant hideaway with real ‘wow-factor'. From its dramatic vaulted ceilings and mezzanine bedroom to its exposed stone walls and statement lighting, this is a seriously chic rural retreat.

Step inside the historic old barn to discover a modern and warm open-place space. The main living area enjoys those fabulous high ceilings and a large floor to ceiling picture window drenches the room in light. Underfloor heating underfoot and a roaring log-burning fire keeps you feeling nice and cosy and there's a choice of a large comfy sofa and an armchair to curl up on. If you need to catch up online Wi-Fi is provided, and there's a TV/DVD and sound system for your entertainment. The kitchen also sits within this open-plan space towards the rear of the barn. Smart units gather around a corner of the barn, well-stocked with all the utensils and equipment you'll need to rustle up something yummy. There's also a washing machine should you need it. The solid oak dining table sits by the picture window affording lovely views of the village beyond. Take your time over a morning coffee and the papers, soaking up the gentle sights and sounds of Yorkshire village life.

Romantics will love the mezzanine level bedroom with its stunning inset bath set on the balcony. What better end to a day exploring the North York Moors than going for a long hot soak. The bedroom boasts a double antique French bed dressed in crisp white bed linen, and there's another TV up here if you fancy a lazy morning in your PJs. In addition to the bath there's a luxurious shower room on the ground level. It has a luxury hotel vibe with his and her basins set in solid oak, underfloor heating and a beautiful walk-in shower.

The property also benefits from a patio with outdoor furniture, the perfect spot to relax and catch up over the days events.

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

  • 1 double bedroom with TV and bath
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Oven, washing machine
  • Wood burner
  • TV, DVD and sound system
  • Patio with garden furniture
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Free use of 2 adult mountain bikes
  • Underfloor heating
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Shop within 2 miles
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Scarborough 7.5 miles

This accommodation has an idyllic location with an abundance of wildlife on its doorstep including deer, birds of prey, owls and highland cattle. Set in the unspoilt and very pretty North York Moors village of Ruston just 50 yards from the boundary of the North York Moors National Park with stunning views of the Vale of Pickering, you can strike out for a walk right from the doorstep. Strolling down to the local tea-rooms for a slice of cake is a pleasure and there's a pub which serves food within a mile of the property. Its position means you are perfectly placed to take in the best of the North York Moors, Yorkshire Coast and York.


Sitting at the eastern foot of the North York Moors the region's dramatic landscape of heather and open moorland is just a short drive away. Somewhat smaller than the Yorkshire Dales, the North Yorkshire Moors still cover an area of almost 600 square miles and like the Dales you can easily find yourself miles from anywhere relatively quickly. But there is something distinctly more civilised and less remote about the Moors. In place of harsh limestone and dramatic peaks you'll find gentle rolling hills of heather, ancient woodland and lazy rivers winding through lush green valleys. There is a sense of wilderness, particularly on top of the high central moorlands, but its cast in comforting soft focus. We recommend taking the road from Thornton-Le-Dale or Pickering north towards Whitby to experience it in all its grandeur. There are countless pretty villages and towns to explore in the area. The handsome market towns of Pickering and Helmsley are a must, as is the archetypical Moors village of Hutton-le-Hole.


Although you could happily spend the weekend mooching about the independent shops, bars and cafes along Whitby's bustling medieval streets, it's well worth striking out to sample some of the other less known coastal villages nearby. Staithes and Runswick Bay are all within 5 miles of the town, and each have their own unique charm.


This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gary 27th September 2019

Very comfortable cottage in a great location to explore the area. Nicely styled rooms with a comfy bed, good shower and log burner for the colder evenings! What more do you need!

Reviewed by David 8th July 2019

Comfortable, welcoming cottage. Martin and Lisa, were on hand if needed but in no way intrusive. Blacksmiths Barn offers an excellent base for exploring the moors, the local pub is good value and there are several easy walks from the front door.

Reviewed by Stephen 5th July 2019

Great location, 6 miles from Scarborough and right on the edge of the North Yorks Moors. Clean and well equipped. Everything you could need for a break. My only small niggle was that the bed was a bit on the small side. I'm used to more space and I found it uncomfortably cramped.

Reviewed by Michelle 21st June 2019

Stunning in every way.... location, interior, exterior. All to a high specification.

Reviewed by Martin 7th June 2019

A very comfortable, characterful cottage in a beautiful location. Perfect for exploring the North York Moors, Dalby Forest, surrounding villages and seaside towns. Wonderful dog walks both around the village and further afield. Martin and Lisa were perfect hosts. Thank you, for a really lovely stay.

Reviewed by Thomas 29th April 2019

Get yourself here. Warm cosy tasteful features and furnishings. A mix of period and modern. Good parking good reception. Pub with food easy walk. Nothing not to love.

Reviewed by Laura 26th April 2019

Lovely little barn, located in a very small villlage. Barn was as shown in photos, well equipped, best ever instructions for hot to use log burner. One pub easy to walkable to but need a car to get most local villages. Would recommend if you want to be away from it all.

Reviewed by Pauline

Thank you to Martin & Lisa for your welcome and for looking after us this week. We had a great time in your fabulous barn - which is just perfect for a relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by Ian 24th February 2019

We had a great break at this unusual cottage. The Barn has been refurbished to a very high standard. The bedroom is on a mezanine floor overlooking the sitting area. Also unusual is the bath in the bedroom area. The location is very convenient with easy access to both the coast and the moors, with a pub within walking distance.

Reviewed by Brian 22nd January 2019

We've just spent a long weekend break at Blacksmith's Barn, tucked away in the beautiful North Yorkshire parish of Wykeham. Absolutely lovely place. Underfloor heating and a no hassle wood burner made it super cosy at this chilly time of year. Very clean throughout and everything you need is to hand. The owners Martin and Lisa are literally next doRead moreor and more than happy to help in any way possible.The Downe Arms is a 5 minute walk away and serves great food as does the local tea room.This place is located a stones throw from the east coast. If you're a couple looking for a relaxing break I'd highly recommend Blacksmith's Barn. Hide

Reviewed by Katie 15th January 2019

Had a lovely time at the Blacksmith's Barn with our 4 month old daughter. The place was very cosy and inviting, we didn't want to leave!The hamper left for us by the owners was very thoughtful too.Would definitely go back again!

Reviewed by Andy 9th January 2019

My wife and I have just returned home from a weeks stay at this lovely place, The barn is very tastefully designed with all the mod cons and a log fire to add that extra cozyness..! The owners Martin & Lisa are a great couple and were always asking if we needed anything and was everything okay.

Reviewed by Samantha 2nd January 2019

Had an amazing week over Christmas at Blacksmiths barn. All the little touches that were included at the barn along with the welcome hamper was just what was needed after a long drive. The barn is warm and relaxing and we had many lovely long walks through the moors and around Scarborough and Whitby which are both close by. Couldnt have asked for aRead more better place to relax and will definitely be returning to enjoy the moors in a different season. Hide

Reviewed by Ian 8th December 2018

Stayed for a weekend and really enjoyed our stay. Weather was appalling on our first day so we have to come back in the summer next year to do the things we missed out on this time. Warm and comfortable and as we ate out I cant rate how well it would have been to eat in. We would say it is perfect for a weekend perhaps not enough storage for a weeRead morek, if like my wife has to bring a third of her wardrobe, and dog friendly too. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 20th October 2018

The barn was very warm and welcoming.The owners were friendly helpful and also welcoming . We had an amazing week in Ruston and surrounding villages. The barn was warm and inviting and lovely to go back to in the evening your not to far away from coast or your everyday amenities.We had an amazing stay and will be returning lovely spot to chill and Read morewind down.Forties weekend was great and amazing to see and enjoy. Hide

Reviewed by Lisa 13th October 2018

My partner and I had an enjoyable and relaxing stay, exactly what we was looking for - comfortable property which we could not fault and pretty location.

Reviewed by Tim 3rd October 2018

Thanks for a lovely stay.

Reviewed by Karen 29th September 2018

Beautifully furnished and appointed cottage for two. The owners were lovely, warm welcome and there if required but not obtrusive. Antique bed was very comfortable, bath in the mezzanine bedroom was luxurious. The cottage offers everything for a couple seeking a relaxing Yorkshire break. An ideal base to discover the moors.

Reviewed by Jane 22nd September 2018

The accommodation had the WOW factor, very comfortable, spotlessly clean,everything we needed. A little tricky to get in the car park as on a bend at top of hill but ok when we got the hang of it. We did have strong winds and rain but it did not stop our enjoyment. Lovely restaurant and tea rooms close by. We decided not to bring our dog on holidayRead more but every where was dog friendly even the accommodation so it would not have been a problem. We have not been to Yorkshire coast before, lots to see and do, we ran out of time. Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Emma 19th September 2018

Me and my husband stayed here Friday-Monday for our mini moon. We picked it because we thought it looked unique and romantic and we were exactly right! The barn has been converted and decorated to such a high standard and had everything we needed for a weekend of relaxing and exploring the lovely area.The barn is in a lovely little village but is cRead morelose enough to see lots that North Yorkshire has to offer. We went on trips to Pickering and Whitby which are both within easy reach.Martin and Lisa the owners were both friendly, but unobtrusive despite living in the house attached to the barn. And of course like everyone else we must mention their gorgeous dog Baxter ?I would go back without hesitation! Thank you for an excellent weekend Hide

Reviewed by David 12th September 2018

We spent 4 nights in the cottage we found the owners very friendly the cottage was very nice we would recommend it to our friends.

Reviewed by Rachel 11th August 2018

A beautiful and classy little barn that had everything we needed. There is no enclosed garden if you take your dog but there are lovely walks very close by. The owners were friendly and helpful and made us feel welcome. Good location for exploring North Yorkshire.

Reviewed by phillipa 24th July 2018

lovely accommodation and areathe owners where very helpful and friendly

Reviewed by Kim 21st July 2018

We enjoyed our week at Blacksmiths Barn. The accommodation is well presented, comfortable and the location is a good base for exploring the area. We were told to park next to the barn. It was a very tight fit for our 4x4, directly under a large tree, and the car was covered in bird mess every morninRead moreg.As expected, the barn was compact but had no wardrobe and the small hanging space was very short.We ate breakfast at Cedar Barn nr Thornton le Dale and dinner at The Copper Horse at Seamer and would recommend both places for great food.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Kim, thank you for taking the time to complete a review and for the feedback, which we do appreciate in order to improve our service to our Gorgeous Customers. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. In a few weeks time Blacksmiths Barn will have its own dedicated garage. The reason that the owner decided not to put the full-length wardrobe in the bedroom was because it would block the views over the mezzanine so made a smaller one and added a rail higher up to enable guests to hang longer items. Yorkshire has so much to offer, we would love to welcome you back. Once again, thank you and take care, Maureen. Hide

Reviewed by Marcus 18th July 2018

Lovely weekend away in July blacksmiths barn is excellent would highly recommend

Reviewed by Confirmed guest 7th July 2018

A beautiful barn conversion in a lovely part of the world. Parking can be tricky if you have an estate car and no local shops are the only downsides.The owners Martin and Lisa were friendly and helpful.Highly recommended.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi there, Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. I agree Blacksmiths Barn is beautiful and the owners are extremely friendly and helpful. On the drive there is enough space for 5 cars to park, I am sorry if the parking was difficult for you. Blacksmiths Barn is in a perfect rural location however, there is a Supermarket a 3 minute drive away and also an award winning butchers which our guests do love to visit. I do hope we can book you into another Gorgeous Cottage in the future and our Gorgeous Team would be very happy to discuss your requirements to ensure we find the perfect cottage for you.Take careLouise

Reviewed by Pauline 19th June 2018

Lovely little barn conversion in a beautiful peacefull setting. Handy for coast and moors. Welcome basket of treats a lovely touch. Nice to stay somewhere that our dogs were welcomed and felt comfortable. Highly recommended. Can't wait to visit again.

Reviewed by Stephen 16th June 2018

First class in every way local area beautiful will definitely be returning.Owners very pleasant and not forgetting Baxter the dog 11/10

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A handsome Grade II-listed 17th century barn
The main living area enjoys the high ceilings
A solid oak dining table
The table sits by the picture window
There is a sound system provided for your entertainment
A comfy sofa and an armchair for you to choose from
Take a look out the window and enjoy the views outside
There are exposed stone walls in this gorgeous barn
Watch your favourite DVD and relax after a day exploring Yorkshire
The fabulous open-plan space
Keep warm and toasty during those cold winter months
Show 17 moreDim the lights and curl up on the sofa


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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