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Emerald's Barn

York (12Miles), North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Luxury
Romantic
Tennis Court
Rustic
Towels included
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At a glance

• Spacious and luxurious accommodation with wood burner and large en suite
• Play tennis on the court, spot wildlife in the garden or spend the day in nearby York
• Grade II-listed former granary, converted to the highest standard

Property code: G0057

A high-quality and comfortable former granary, in glorious countryside surroundings, yet only 12 miles from York – the ultimate rural, romantic retreat.

See inside this gorgeous barn conversion set in open countryside, 14 miles from central York. With its wonderful uninterrupted views, elegant interiors and shared tennis court on the grounds, it's the perfect choice for couples looking for a sophisticated country escape. And when town calls, stunning medieval York is a is great place to visit while on your holidays.

 

Dating back to the early 19th century, this cottage is a Grade II listed building which now makes a luxurious and comfortable holiday home. Much of the character of the old brick and pantile barn remains, with exposed beams overhead giving you a sense of the building's history.

 

Downstairs, you'll find a very spacious open-plan living space with an elegant and peaceful ambience, home to the sitting, kitchen and dining area. Floor to ceiling windows and a glazed door provide far reaching views of the wild flower meadow and Howardian Hills beyond.

 

In the sitting area, there's plenty of comfy seating to snuggle up on and a wood burner set within an inglenook fireplace that keeps everything cosy. All wood is provided, so enjoy lighting up the fire every evening and settling down by its warm glow. And of course, the barn comes with full central heating.

 

For your entertainment there's a wall-mounted TV with SKY and Wi-Fi is also provided. And readers will love the mini library provided along the stairs.

 

The kitchen boasts cheerful blue tones and sleek styling. There's a dishwasher, fridge with an ice-box, ceramic hob, oven and a microwave. Coffee lovers will appreciate the Nespresso coffee machine. Settle down on your terrace with a cup to enjoy the morning sun.

 

The farmhouse dining table is just perfect for two. Pick up some excellent local produce from the village shop and rustle up a proper Yorkshire breakfast. Take your time and peruse the morning papers whilst you plan your day. A charming dresser is home to your glassware and crockery.

 

Make your way upstairs into the eaves of the barn to discover a generous master bedroom. This beautiful room features a super-king sleigh bed dressed in the finest cotton bed linen with plush velvet curtains adding to the sense of luxury. French doors lead out onto a Juliet balcony offering a bird's eye view of the surrounding landscape. It's a joy to throw open the doors and welcome in the sights and sounds of the Yorkshire countryside. The bedroom is also home to an easy chair, chest of drawers and plenty of inbuilt hanging space.

 

The bathroom is next door, another generous room with a fabulous free-standing bath. Sink in for a long soak after a busy day's sightseeing or hiking in the North York Moors. There's also a walk-in high-pressure shower, perfect for waking you up each morning.

 

Outside this beautiful barn, you'll find a sheltered stone terrace complete with outdoor furniture. Take your breakfast or lunch alfresco with the sun on your face. The field next to the barn has been recently planted as a wild flower meadow and is a riot of colour in late Spring, just the spot to throw down a blanket for a picnic. The grounds also have a tennis court, available for use by arrangement, and a large barn next door which is perfect for storing bikes. Your hosts live in the adjacent farmhouse next door.

 

For lovers of wildlife, kestrels, buzzards, skylarks, lapwings, curlews and geese are regular visitors, as are deer, hares and badgers.

• 1 super king-size bedroom
• 1 en-suite bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower and WC
• Oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and ice box
• Wood burner (logs included)
• LCD TV and Sky
• Wi-Fi included
• Electricity and central heating included
• Two terraces for outdoor meals
• Tennis court available for use upon arrangement
• Pub and shop within 2 miles
• PLEASE NOTE: regret no toddlers/children. Babes in arms welcome, guests to provide their own cot.

This cosy cottage is tucked away down a long private lane in the picturesque countryside just North of York. It’s a 14 mile drive or you can catch a bus from the local village Stillington, just 2 miles away.

This pretty village has three pubs, one of which is an award-winning gastropub, and a fish and chip shop - so lots of choice for eats – as well as a shop.

Perfectly positioned to visit the very best of North Yorkshire, the cottage sits on the edge of an area called the Howardian Hills. Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1987, this land of lush pastures and woodlands plays host to grand country houses, atmospheric ruins and handsome market towns.

Any visit to this area must include a day trip into York, a favourite amongst even the most seasoned of travellers. History seeps out of every cobbled street but the crooked old buildings also house a fantastic range of designer shops, cafes, restaurants and bars. Make sure you take in York Minster, The Shambles, the Railway Museum and Betty's tea room whilst you're there.

If walking or cycling is your thing, there are lots of beautiful paths and routes in the area, some right from the doorstep. If you fancy serious hiking, the North York Moors landscape offers some of the best trails in the country. Take a trip up to the top of the high moorlands around Blakey Ridge (27 miles) and breathe in that clear Yorkshire air.

The beautiful market town of Helmsley (14 miles) is within easy driving distance and is well worth a visit. Head 16 miles east to find Malton, another gorgeous market town offering lots of lovely independent shops and cafes to indulge in, or the charming market town of Easingwold is a great option at just 6 miles from the cottage.

Rachel Stowe

This property is personally managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Helen 22nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Jennifer 15th July 2022

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Reviewed by Joanne 10th June 2022

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Emerald Barn is all you could ask for and more. Everything you need is there. Beautifully situated just north of York it is an excellent base to see a lot of the County. Lovely places to eat within easy distance include The Bay Tree in Stillington, The Durham Ox in Crayke and The Plum & Partridge in Husthwaite. All in all Emerald's Barn is the perfRead moreect place to relax and charge your batteries. Hide

Reviewed by Peter 20th May 2022

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Extremely comfortable accommodation, in a very peaceful location. This is the perfect escape from the every-day world.

Reviewed by Lyn 6th May 2022

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Superb cottage, beautifully decorated, had everything you needed and more. Peaceful rural location, in easy reach of places of interest. Good friendly welcome from Tim and Clare nothing was ever too much trouble. Nice Touch bottle of wine and bread and milk and eggs in the fridge. Such a relaxing place to stay Cant wait to stay there again.

Reviewed by David 29th April 2022

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Our first visit to the area and Emerald's barn was a great base. Tim and Claire were very welcoming and the accomodation very comfortable. There were plenty of information about things to do in the area and we wish we had more time to do more of the walks and explore the picturesque villages. York, Malton and Helmsley all nearby and even a trip outRead more to the coast was just over the hour away. Next time we will stay local and do more of the lovely walks. Hide

Reviewed by David 1st April 2022

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Reviewed by Kim 18th March 2022

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The barn was superb and the hosts were very welcoming and friendly. A perfect place to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.

Reviewed by Ian 28th January 2022

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Luxury cottage in beautiful peaceful setting. The owners have thought of everything. Its a self catering 5-star haven. Super Cosy. Perfect.

Reviewed by Stuart 19th November 2021

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Super comfortable cottage in a peaceful, remote rural location. Well positioned for exploring the moors, dales and York. Enjoyed our stay so much we would happily recommend to others and revisit ourselves. Tim and Claire made wonderful hosts and ensured our stay was as enjoyable as possible.

Reviewed by Richard 5th November 2021

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Excellent accommodation

Reviewed by Angela 29th October 2021

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Wonderful property in a beautiful area. We received a very warm welcome. It was a very enjoyable holiday.

Reviewed by Sharon 15th October 2021

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A beautiful cottage in a stunning location. Tim, our host was so helpful. This is one of the nicest holiday cottages we've stayed in!

Reviewed by Wendy 4th October 2021

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The cottage is the epitome of gorgeous and we wouldnt hesitate to recommend it. The location is spectacular, with views across the open countryside to enjoy. You will have everything you need and more for a relaxing stay, a warm fire, luxurious bath and fully equipped kitchen. Our host warmly welcomed us and was available should we need anything. TRead morehe cottage is entirely self contained, so no disturbances from anyone, which is exactly what we wanted and we wouldnt hesitate to recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Miranda 1st October 2021

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Beautiful cottage, we really enjoyed our stay

Reviewed by Anna 24th September 2021

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A gorgeous cottage with amazing views. So quiet and peaceful. We had a lovely relaxing week. Tim and Claire were very welcoming, friendly and happy to give suggestions for places to visit. We thoroughly enjoyed our week and hope to return again. The dogs were lovely and very friendly. Despite some rainy days we found lots to do. All in all fabulousRead more. Hide

Reviewed by Ruth 10th September 2021

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Reviewed by Wendy 3rd September 2021

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Home from home as soon as you entered the property in a stunning peaceful location. Ideally situated to explore every area of North Yorkshire. Added bonus of being able to use the tennis court! Welcoming and knowledgeable owners.

Reviewed by Neil 27th August 2021

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Reviewed by Deborah 30th July 2021

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Second time staying at Emeralds Barn and it was as good as we remembered it. It's a lovely cottage in a beautiful location. Tim and Clare are very friendly and helpful. Fendi, Mabel and Barry make a great welcome home committee too.

Reviewed by Yvonne 16th July 2021

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This property provides an ideal base for exploring the beautiful villages. It's such a peaceful environment to spend a week away from it all. A lovely welcome by the owner who gave an overview of the property. I will look forward to returning to this idyllic part of Yorkshire next year. Thank you.

Reviewed by Sandra 9th July 2021

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Beautiful remote spacious barn conversion in idyllic setting. Lovely place to relax and explore the surrounding villages.

Reviewed by Jane 4th June 2021

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The cottage is beautiful and very tastefully decorated with everything we needed. The location is stunning and the views fantastic. The owners were friendly and very helpful as they live across the courtyard in their converted farmhouse. Having Sky was a bonus and a lovely basket of goodies when we arrived. We will definitely book this cottage agaiRead moren as it is one of the best we have visited. Hide

Reviewed by Bridget 21st May 2021

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A beautiful cottage had everything you needed, wonderful scenery, will definitely return, excellent pub called The Bay Tree in Stillington where we had a very nice Sunday dinner.

Reviewed by Emily 7th May 2021

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We had a lovely time at Emeralds Barn. It was comfortable, cosy and had everything we needed. It is in a perfect location - beautiful countryside and very peaceful, whilst also being well-placed to visit local sights. Tim and Claire were brilliant hosts - they went out of their way to make us feel very welcome and we couldnt rate them highly enoughRead more. Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Jane 30th April 2021

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This beautiful, cosy and comfortable cottage is simply perfect The location and the hosts are wonderful. Highly recommended and very much enjoyed. A lovely break after all the mayhem and the perfect antidote to lockdown.

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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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