This beautiful converted barn is a perfect peaceful retreat to gather with Friends and Family surrounded by picture postcard quaint villages and North Yorkshire Dales countryside.
This gorgeous stone-built property is in an idyllic location in the pretty village of Hipswell, just 3 miles from Richmond. Tucked away from the road yet far from isolated, you can enjoy the peace and quiet of a countryside location but have the benefit of a pub, takeaways and three supermarkets within 1 mile. With ample space for eight people, this former barn is bursting with character and boasts a beautiful garden with established trees and glimpses of the hills, reminding you that you’re just outside the stunning Yorkshire Dales National Park. And if you’re part of a larger party, you can book this home with another house that sleeps five.
Leave your muddy walking boots behind in the inviting entrance hallway where you’ll instantly feel at home among charming exposed stone walls and earthy tiles. To your right, the kitchen will impress you with high open vaulted ceilings and lots of light; the chef of your group can cook up a storm while you chat to them from the island with a glass of wine. Grab a quick bite from the rustic breakfast table, or head through to the open-plan living area to enjoy a sociable meal at the dining table. Sit up there chatting for hours or challenge each other to a boardgame.
If you’d rather get comfortable, retire to the lounge area where vaulted ceilings and wood beams beckon you to sink into the sofas in front of the wood burner, watching a film on the TV/DVD together or losing yourself in a good book. On sunny days, throw open the patio doors and let the light flood in from the garden; you can even dine alfresco by sizzling up a BBQ among the wonderful plants and trees, and the children can run off their energy on the lawn. Maybe they will even need to take a rest in the hammock near the bottom of the garden – but watch out for the Mill Race stream that runs under the property.
Across the hallway, the main king-size bedroom awaits two (or three!) lucky guests; this huge bedroom has direct access to the garden and a sofa bed which is perfect for little ones. Exposed beams, wooden furniture and calming, neutral colours ensure you get a tranquil nights’ sleep. Wake up with an invigorating shower in the wet room, or head to the bathroom across the hall and enjoy an indulgent soak in the roll-top bath. The second bedroom on the ground floor is cosy and welcoming with pretty pastel colours and is perfect for two.
Climb the stairs to the final two bedrooms, where exposed stone walls, rich wooden beams and vaulted ceilings create a relaxing ambience; these bedrooms share a stunning bathroom with another roll-top bath and a separate shower for the ultimate spa-like experience after a long day out walking in the Dales. Children will love their little hideaway in the twin room, while the king-size room has a serene atmosphere with soothing green tones and a sofa to snuggle up on as you catch up with some TV before bed.