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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
Fishing onsite / nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Rustic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A unique, cosy and lovingly updated barn conversion, an ideal romantic getaway in an idyllic village 
  • An ideal base for exploring the North York Moors and the surrounding picturesque towns, such as Thornton Le Dale and Pickering
  • Within easy reach of the Yorkshire coast, where you will find some dog friendly beaches as well as some lovely walks and spectacular views
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 a large comfy sofa to curl up on. If you need to catch up online Wi-Fi is provided and there is a 50" Smart TV and Alexa dot 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. 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 Feather and Black king size 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.

  • 1 king size bedroom with Feather and Black bed and Sealy Hotel du Vin mattress, TV (with freeview) and bath
  • 1 shower room with shower, double sink and WC
  • Oven with induction hob, microwave, wine cooler, fridge with ice box, De L'hongi coffee machine and slimline dishwasher
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs included) and under floor heating
  • 50" Smart TV with Netflix and Prime
  • Alexa Dot
  • Patio with garden furniture
  • Off-road parking
  • Pub within 1 mile and shop within 2 miles
  • PLEASE NOTE there is no washing machine at the property and due to age of property the stairs are fairly steep with two turns and that the property is not suitable for children or infants due to mezzanine floor
  • Property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

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.

 

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 35 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David 18th November 2022

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Reviewed by Michelle 28th October 2022

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What a stunning perfect place, everything we wanted and Lynn and rich so helpful and kind. We can't wait to visit again. Highly recommend

Reviewed by Jennifer 22nd October 2022

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We stayed here for our Honeymoon. The new owners Lynn and Richie were very welcoming and friendly. They showed us around the Barn and where we could walk our dogs. The barn was very warm and comfortable, it had everything needed for a relaxing stay! We loved everything and would recommend it to anyone looking for 5* dog friendly accommodation.

Reviewed by Ashley 17th October 2022

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This cottage is spec'd to a very high standard and is extremely comfortable. The hosts (Richard and Lynn) could not do more for us. The location is perfect in a very quiet village, but just off the main route so giving you access to the moors within minutes. The accom is very dog friendly and the village itself has some great walks right on your doRead moreorstep. I would highly recommend this property and we will be staying again in the new year all being well. Hide

Reviewed by David 9th September 2022

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Reviewed by Steven 30th August 2022

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We stayed in the Blacksmith's Barn for three nights as a couple with a pair of characterful Maltese dogs. Set in a beautiful and surprisingly accessible location, the Barn is a lovely get away, without being too far away from necessary amenities (Thornton Dale is only about 15 minutes' drive away). The Barn is gorgeous inside, with a comfortable, mRead moreodern rustic feel. With a full kitchen, comfortable sofa space, the Barn was perfect for us to unwind with our fur-babies after the day's adventures Hide

Reviewed by Kevin 8th July 2022

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Reviewed by Robert 17th June 2022

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Reviewed by Gillian 14th May 2022

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Property was lovely, we thoroughly enjoyed the facilities and the location of the cottage.

Reviewed by Lisa 22nd April 2022

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Reviewed by Catherine 3rd April 2022

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A cosy, well equipped cottage/ barn conversion within easy access to the East Coast, North Yorks Moors and Dalby Forest. Stayed with our two spaniels who loved their mini holiday. Would definitely stay again!

Reviewed by Deborah 31st March 2022

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Reviewed by Mike 25th March 2022

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We can not recommend the cottage or our hosts enough - the inside was absolutely spotless and full of everything we just needed. We used it as a point to travel to areas around us and we loved it - never realised the North East was so gorgeous and we will definitely be back. Our cottage was ready for us, and you would never have known owners or dogRead mores ever stayed there - we all felt so comfortable and had every amenity going. Thank you again and we loved Wilson as well xx Hide

Reviewed by Karen 11th March 2022

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What a lovely cottage felt very welcome

Reviewed by Jeanette 7th March 2022

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We enjoyed a wonderful few days at the barn, the owners were very welcoming and the little extras made a huge difference, we didnt expect to have all the condiments, bathroom toiletries and cleaning products The barn is absolutely beautiful and the photos are a very accurate representation of the cottage, the village is also very pretty.

Reviewed by Andy 27th January 2022

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Reviewed by Neill 14th January 2022

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A wonderful and luxurious property in a location that provides ready access to the Yorkshire coast and the North York Moors. Some wonderful touches including the log burner and a welcome hamper. Everything created a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. Highly recommended and would want to return.

Reviewed by Joseph 22nd November 2021

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A lovely barn in an outstanding area. Great for exploring North Yorkshire. Made to feel very welcome by the owners and the welcoming basket was excellent. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Liv 16th November 2021

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A beautiful cosy spot, perfect for a quiet weekend away. Beautifully decorated and complete with everything you could possibly need. The log burner and heated floors were a lovely addition and kept us warm during the cold evenings in November.

Reviewed by David 15th October 2021

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Reviewed by Phil 1st October 2021

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Cottage nice location for surrounding area though advert said it was in Thornton La Dale which it is not around 5 miles away but that did not bother us.

Reviewed by Jayne 24th September 2021

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Luxurious, well thought out stocking for cooking, beautifully clean, thoroughly got the wow factor. Can't believe how impressed we were.

Superb!!! Cannot fault the accommodation it was luxurious. Nice hosts, who were there if you needed them but didn't pester. They even left a gift hamper which you don't see very often. The setting was rRead moreight in the middle of multiple tourist attractions and walks. Highly recommended this holiday stay. PERFECTION

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Reviewed by Stephen 17th September 2021

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A great property with all the amenities required for a relaxing self contained break. Felt comfortable from start to finish. Well appointed, clean and perfectly located. Friendly hosts that made us feel welcome and support close by if needed. Made for a restful break.

Reviewed by Susan 10th September 2021

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Beautiful location, friendly welcome

Reviewed by Brenda 3rd September 2021

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Reviewed by Darren 6th August 2021

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Outstanding, nice area and the owners are very friendly.

Reviewed by Stella 24th July 2021

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A fantastic quaint, well equipped and very comfortable cottage, set in a pretty, quiet location which was perfectly placed for nearby attractions. The owners were very helpful offering a warm and friendly welcome. Slept like a log in the very comfortable bed. We will definitely return.

Reviewed by Kathy 16th July 2021

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Fab cottage, well appointed.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 5th July 2021

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Lovely accommodation, spotlessly clean, all the amenities you need. Excellent location-very quiet but close to the main Pickering -Scarborough road so easy to get around. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Chris 25th June 2021

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Reviewed by Bernadette 23rd May 2021

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We had a wonderful stay at this accommodation. The owners were warm and welcoming. The accommodation was fantastic, beautifully decorated throughout with absolutely everything we could need. The barn is also in a beautiful spot with easy access to coast and lovely countryside with local walks also on the doorstep.. I would really recommend this as Read morea special place to stay when you want to treat yourself. Hide

Reviewed by Anne 21st May 2021

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An amazing cottage in a wonderful location, spotlessly clean and very well equipped. I can't imagine anybody being disappointed!

Reviewed by Simon 3rd May 2021

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Very comfortable, relaxing cottage. Set in a lovely village, easy access to the North Yorkshire Moors and Coast. Very peaceful.

Reviewed by Bill 23rd April 2021

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Lovely cottage in a peaceful location but still very convenient for the visiting the beautiful countryside and coast in the area.

Reviewed by Jane 16th April 2021

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A beautiful, cosy barn conversion in a really pretty village. The cottage is set in a great walking area and near to the coast for seaside villages.

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