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Emerald's Barn

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

  • Gorgeous barn conversion located in Yorkshire countryside offering uninterrupted views of the surrounding area in all directions
  • Explore the walking trails of the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Enjoy an afternoon in the welcoming pub or pop to the local shop within 2 miles of the cottage
  • Spend an afternoon making the most of the on-site tennis court
Property code: G0057

A lovingly converted barn set in the open countryside of Yorkshire, boasting uninterrupted views and elegant interiors, sitting within driving distance of the Medieval town of York and all its attractions.

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 gorgeous 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
  • En-suite bathroom with free standing bath, walk-in shower and WC
  • Oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and ice box
  • Outside seating area and terrace area
  • Tennis courts available for use upon arrangement
  • Traditional wood burner
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking to the rear of the property
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Pub and shop within 2 miles
  • LCD TV
  • Babes in arms welcome regret no toddlers/children

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.

This property is personally managed by Melanie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Craig 7th February 2020

Excellent place for some R and R away from all the hustle of every day life. Only short drive away from some lovely shops for everyday items. The hosts Tim and claire both go above and beyond to help with anything you may need. We will most definitely be returning in the future.

Reviewed by Deborah 27th December 2019

Beautiful cottage with everything you need for a relaxing and comfortable holiday. Didn't meet Tim, but he was extremely helpful via text and phone. Barry, Mabel & Fendi were gorgeous neighbours!!

Reviewed by Shane 13th December 2019

If you are looking for a comfortable, quiet spot where you can cozy up in front of the fire on a cool Yorkshire evening with some of the most welcoming hosts you could hope for, then this is the spot for you.

Reviewed by Christopher 2nd December 2019

A beautiful little cottage in the middle of farmland, it was just what we wanted as a winter get away. In easy reach of York and the surrounding areas. I would recommend this charming place to anyone.

Reviewed by Lee 15th November 2019

The welcome from Tim the owner including the three lovely spaniels was the perfect start to our break, the cottage is on beautiful farmland and is very peaceful, it is located within a couple of miles of Stillington which includes a really lovely pub, very good food and Beer.Ideal location to explore York , Harrogate and the surrounding area.

Reviewed by Sarah 1st November 2019

What a delightful property. Spotlessly clean, well appointed and finished to a high standard. The perfect cozy retreat for two. Our hosts were warm, welcoming and eager to make sure we had everything we needed, all without being intrusive. We had such a wonderful stay here that we were loathed to leave when the time came. We've stayed many cottagesRead more over the years but this one is hard to beat. We left feeling refreshed and reinvigorated and will definitely be returning. Highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 27th September 2019

Our second visit to this delightful and perfectly located cottage. It will not be our last. Everything was provided and superbly comfortable. A perfect couples getaway. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Steven 13th September 2019

The cottage is very well equipped and comfortable. The location is wonderful, to wake to the sound of birds and a distant tractor is very relaxing. The patio is a lovely sun trap and can be shared with the owners 3 spaniels which are very friendly. Tim and Claire are wonderful hosts and are very welcoming, unobtrusive but are there if you need someRead more advice or help. Hide

Reviewed by Suzanne 12th July 2019

Emeralds barn is an absolutely beautiful cottage in the most stunning and peaceful location. The cottage is very well equipped with everything you could possibly need and the owners, Tim and Claire made us feel so welcome. Watching the hares and rabbits every morning has been an absolute joy. I dont think weve ever felt so peaceful and relaxed. WisRead moreh we could stay forever! Hide

Reviewed by Joanna 21st June 2019

From the moment you drive down the long lane to the farm, everything is beautiful. The wild life (hares, rabbits, hawks, owls etc) and the four legged welcome party were a bonus. Tim and Claire made us very welcome, the house had everything we needed and more and all to a very high standard. The basket of food on arrival was much appreciated. We weRead morere able to travel easily to York, the moors and the coast. There is lots to see and enjoy. Hide

Reviewed by Chrissy 22nd January 2019

Such an amazingly peaceful place.Hosts were amazing, they really couldn't do enough for us.We highly recommend this place for a peaceful time away.

Reviewed by Ian 5th January 2019

Excellent cottage and really good owner hosts.

Reviewed by Julia & Michael 29th December 2018

A lovely cottage in a very tranquil and scenic location. Excellent hosts. Would recommend.

Reviewed by Pete 8th December 2018

Emerald Barn is located at the end of a private road with lovely views of the Yorkshire countryside. Really peaceful. It is equipped with everything you should need for a relaxing stay. If you wish to venture then York, Castle Howard and Helmsley are less than 30 minutes away.

Reviewed by Lee 24th November 2018

Really enjoyable place to visit with warm and friendly hosts, the cottage was immaculately clean with excellent amenities. Great location with stunning countryside views and wildlife. Everything you need for a relaxing break or some adventure!

Reviewed by Andrew 10th November 2018

Very comfortable barn one of the best holiday lets we have stayed at.

Reviewed by Kevin 3rd November 2018

A stunning place to stay. Great location about 20 minutes from York. One of my favourite UK cottages to stay at to date. Will return one day

Reviewed by Graham 30th September 2018

Amazing location with fantastic views. Very comfortable and peaceful. We were given a warm welcome from the owner and made to feel really at home. The welcome hamper was much appreciated and went down a treat. Definitely recommend this cottage and we would love to stay again in the future.

Reviewed by Hilary 15th September 2018

Ideal spot to recharge your batteries. Excellent hospitality from the owners.

Reviewed by Gary 10th September 2018

A fabulous cottage in a lovely location. So much to do locally. Great hosts who made us very welcome. Would visit again.

Reviewed by Dawn 2nd September 2018

Delightful cottage with plenty of everything. A lovely welcome basket with goodies and, a bottle of wine for us the fridge! Owners very friendly and helpful. Good pubs/restaurants in the village. We had a very enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Steve 18th August 2018

Excellent, first class accommodation with warm and friendly hosts.

Reviewed by Mike 26th July 2018

Our hosts made us very welcome and were very kind and thoughtful. The cottage is very conveniently laid out, well fitted and in excellent condition. our hosts little touches were very much appreciated and unexpected.We fell in love with Yorkshire - there is so much to explore and enjoy. The pace of life enhances any holiday!

Reviewed by Michelle 14th July 2018

Well what can we say! Fabulous little cottage with everything you need. The owners Tim and Claire could not be more welcoming or friendly. We have stayed in numerous cottages over the years and this one is one of the best, the cottage is very well equipped and spotlessly clean.The location of the cottage is fabulous from the views over the fieldRead mores to the absolute peace and quiet. During our weeks stay we visited several places which are all approximately 20-30 mins from the cottage, Malton, Helmsley, Thirsk, Castle Howard and the fabulous city of York which is a must.Also, in Stillington we visited The Bay Tree Pub which is very, very good - highly recommend.The owners Tim and Claire also have three beautiful dogs (Spaniels) which are very friendly. It was lovely sitting out in the morning as they used to come and visit and say hello. We wouldn't hesitate in recommending this cottage to any couple who want total relaxation but also have the option of visiting some beautiful villages/towns not very far away.We look forward to maybe visiting again one day. Hide

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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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