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Slater's Barn

Ripon, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A bright and attractive holiday cottage in the heart of Nidderdale
  • Visit Ripon, Harrogate and Pateley Bridge
  • A lovely single-level barn conversion perfect for a couple's retreat
  • Ideal for visiting Fountains Abbey and Ripley Castle
  • Set in a tranquil North Yorkshire village
  • Perfect for exploring the Yorkshire Dales
Property code: G0127

This beautiful Grade II listed barn conversion has been lovingly transformed to offer elegant accommodation for a couple looking for a romantic retreat in a delightful part of the Yorkshire Dales.

Discover a beautiful Grade II listed barn conversion set in the heart of a pretty Yorkshire Dales village. With many period features, this lovely property is bursting with charm and character. It's just the place for a couple looking to explore the stunning countryside, with all the benefits of village amenities on your doorstep.

Dating back to 1791, this historic barn has been transformed into a handsome and comfortable holiday home. It's the perfect mix of old and new, with exposed original beams overhead and underfloor heating underfoot (downstairs and up). This is period living with all the contemporary comforts.

Step inside the barn to discover a dramatic double-height open-plan living space. This stunning room is dominated by a striking arched window which reaches almost to the ceiling. A cosy wood burner and warm oak floorboards underfoot keep everything warm and toasty. Arrive to a generous welcome hamper of freshly baked bread and homemade biscuits among other treats.

The living area offers the choice of two comfy sofas to snuggle up on. Light the fire and settle down for the night with a glass of wine or two. For your evening entertainment, there's a TV with Amazon Fire and Alexa remote. Netflix is also provided so you can catch up on your favourite movies and box sets. Wi-Fi is another addition and there are board games and books to enjoy. Walking guides are available too so you can plan your routes for the week ahead.

Next to the living area within the open-plan space is the start of the kitchen. A long unit here boasts elegant cupboards painted in Farrow and Ball, a sleek granite worktop and a Belfast sink. Coffee lovers will enjoy discovering the coffee machine. This area is perfect for preparing food whilst your loved one keeps you company. Pick up some local produce from the friendly butcher next door, perhaps one of his renowned pies, and rustle up a hearty Yorkshire lunch. The owner will provide you with a complimentary voucher so you can choose what you fancy.

The rest of the kitchen is just behind and offers all the usual mod cons including an induction hob, oven, dishwasher, a fridge with a small freezer compartment, microwave and washing machine. There's also an additional sink in here.

The dining table sits by the large arched window and is bathed in light throughout the day. Take your time and enjoy a long leisurely breakfast here whilst mulling over the morning papers. Holidays are made for this! Downstairs is also home to a wet room with a large walk-in shower. This generous room has floor-to-ceiling tiles and a clean, contemporary look.

The bedroom is upstairs, set in a mezzanine-style floor. This inviting and peaceful space has a double bed and cosy landing area. There's also a handy en-suite WC up here.

Outside to the rear of the barn, guests have access to a small area of an enclosed courtyard, a sheltered space perfect for a spot of al fresco lunch. A patio table and chairs are provided. This courtyard is shared with the owner's property which sits at the rear of the barn. For those of you who enjoy cycling, secure lockable storage is available.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 wet room with walk-in shower and WC
  • 1 en-suite WC
  • Induction hob, oven, dishwasher, fridge with small ice compartment, microwave, washing machine and coffee maker
  • TV with Netflix
  • Wood burner
  • Enclosed courtyard with garden furniture
  • The courtyard is shared with the owner''s property at the rear of the barn
  • Secure lockable storage available for bikes
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no dogs
  • Regret no children
  • Welcome pack included
  • Pub and shop within a few metres
  • Ripon 6.5 miles
  • Perfectly situated to visit the all new Grantly Hall only 4 miles from the cottage, which has Spa facilities and wonderful food
  • Visit Rudding Park & Swinton Park  for a delicious meal or an relaxing spa.


The barn has a beautiful location right in the heart of Kirkby Malzeard, one of the Yorkshire Dales' prettiest villages with its stone cottages and handsome church. There's a village pub under a 5-minute stroll away, as well as a village store, butchers, fish and chip shop and antique store.

The village is set in the rolling green countryside of Nidderdale, close to the ancient city of Ripon (6.5 miles). It's an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offering the peace and tranquillity of the Yorkshire Dales countryside with the delights of cosmopolitan Harrogate 15 miles away. With scenic walks and mountain bike trails literally from the doorstep, the cottage is a haven for lovers of the outdoors. Nearby Ripon offers a Thursday market, cathedral, numerous coffee shops, pubs, restaurants and a collection of independent shops to explore.

This area of Yorkshire has enough historical sites to keep you busy for a week, with Ripley Castle, Newby Hall and Norton Conyers, all under 11 miles away. The World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey and the adjoining Studley Royal Water Garden are under 6 miles away, deservedly one of the National Trust's most visited locations. As well as the spectacular ruins of a 12th century Cistercian abbey, the grounds are home to an Elizabethan mansion, a medieval deer park and some of the most romantic vistas in the country.

There's also Ripon Cathedral. Smaller than its close neighbour, York Minster, it is still an awe-inspiring site. In addition, every night for at least 450 years, the Ripon Hornblower has sounded the curfew at 9.00pm from all for sides of the obelisk in the market place, come rain or shine, followed by a 15-minute history of the ceremony and the city not to be missed.

If you are partial to a flutter, Ripon Race Ground (7.5 miles) has around 15 meets from April to early September. Known as 'Yorkshire's Garden Racecourse', it has a distinct atmosphere harking back to a bygone era - traditional tearooms and bandstands sit alongside the champagne bar.

Harrogate (15 miles) is an absolute must if you're staying here. Encircled by its famous 'Stray' or '200 acres' of horseshoe-shaped grassland, this Victorian spa town is characterised by its impressive floral displays. And as you would expect of such a bustling upbeat town, Harrogate boasts over 300 bars and restaurants, together with all the shops, cinemas, parks and gardens you could ever wish for.

Head 8.5 miles in the opposite direction, and you will find Pateley Bridge, a quaint market town very typical of this area of Yorkshire. The Main Street is peppered with cafes, restaurants, local stores and a quality butchers, everything you need to stock up for your stay. You'll also find the self-proclaimed 'Oldest Sweet Shop in England' here dating back to the early 1800s.

The equally charming town of Masham is 5 miles away and offers a host of attractions including two breweries (each with their own bars), quality restaurants and a spa at Swinton Park. There are bags of local attractions and stunning natural sights within easy driving distance including the much-loved Brimham Rocks, 9 miles from the cottage.

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Robin 12th July 2019

Great village centre location with a friendly host and a fantastic butcher next door. Not for a secluded get-away but an ideal location for exploring the dales and North York moors

Reviewed by Einar 8th July 2019

Slater Barn is a lovely place to stay and would recommend it to anyone. Beautiful in side and nice little village

Reviewed by Matt 21st June 2019

My wife and I had the best time at Slater's Barn. Sue was incredibly welcoming and the cottage was lovely. It is furnished to a high standard and the location is perfect. There is a butchers next door where you can buy most breakfast, lunch and dinner items. There is also a takeaway down the street that does excellent food. We have stayed here twicRead moree now in the past year and have loved it both times. We will be back again in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Diane 5th January 2019

A real home from home. A really enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Carolyn 22nd December 2018

Slater's Barn is gorgeous! Beautifully decorated and the spec is to an exceptional standard. The warm welcome you get adds to the truly special experience - highly recommended :)

Reviewed by Rebecca 5th October 2018

We stayed in the cottage for four nights at the end of September. We arrived on the Monday afternoon and were met by the Owner, Susan. We were greeted with a wonderful welcome hamper which contained some delicious treats and was a lovely touch. Susan helpfully told us everything we needed to know before leaving us to enjoy our new home for the weekRead more. Susan left her mobile number with us and although we didnt need to contact her we felt sure we would be able to reach her if needed. In any event the barn is in the grounds of the Owners own home. The location is perfect for exploring Nidderdale. We were never stuck for things to do and Susan had left lots of useful local attraction leaflets on the side. The log burner was a welcome feature to return to in the evening and we were left with plenty of logs to keep us going for the duration of our stay but you can always buy more if needed at the local shop in the village. The barn had everything we needed and there were lots of little touches which made our stay extra special! We would definitely recommend Slaters Barn to anyone wishing to explore this fabulous part of Yorkshire! Hide

Reviewed by Carolyn 2nd October 2018

Lovely Barn; very clean and really well equipped - every detail had been thought about. Owner extremely welcoming and helpful.

Reviewed by June 29th September 2018

Excellent place to stay for sight seeing in North Yorkshire, well done out inside and very cosy

Reviewed by marilyn 28th September 2018

Fantastic barn, we could not fault anything just perfect for our Wedding Anniversary. We received a very warm welcome from Susan who was so friendly & helpful. We have already recommended Slater`s Barn to all our family & friends

Reviewed by Amanda 18th September 2018

Simply perfect for us. Slaters Barn was beautifully decorated and furnished. We could not ask for more. We felt at home straight away. We ventured out a lot to explore the delights of the Dales, but it was just as delightful to come back home to the barn and get snuggled up in front of the fire with a nice glass of wine. We enjoyed lovely breakfastRead mores sourced from the butchers next door too! Would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 15th September 2018

A really warm welcome and a very comfortable place to stay. The location is great with useful amenities within walking distance and stunning scenery within a short drive, we would love to stay again.

Reviewed by Caroline 20th August 2018

We spent a week at slaters barn exploring the surrounding countryside. We received a very warm welcome from Our host who couldnt do enough for us. The barn was very clean and comfortable a home away from home. We would have no hesitation in recommending slaters barn to family & friends .

Reviewed by Elaine 4th August 2018

Lovely week in a beautiful part of the world. The cottage was well resourced with everything we needed.

Reviewed by Ian 23rd June 2018

Had a great few days. Barn Was well converted to high standard, everything you required for a great holiday. Owner was very attentive, welcoming and friendly. Would certainly recommend this cottage to others.

Reviewed by amanda 13th June 2018

A lovely cottage in a nice village.

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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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