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The Hay Barn - Slingsby

Hovingham, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Spa Facilities
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Lovingly converted barn in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors
  • Contemporary style perfectly paired with period charm
  • High ceilings and roaring fires create an ambient setting
  • Private use of hot tub for a touch of luxury
  • Excellent shared facilities including a mini gym, spa and games room
  • Can be booked alongside The Stables for large groups
Property code: G0146

This beautiful barn conversion is an ideal rural retreat for guests seeking a place to relax and unwind, surrounded by stunning woodland, lush pastures and miles of rolling hills.

Welcome to this beautiful large barn conversion set in the North York Moors, just outside the very pretty village of Hovingham.

Although the interior style is quite contemporary, the use of exposed brickwork and wooden beams maintain the feel of the old barn. There are four double bedrooms, two of them with a charming mezzanine level upstairs. The cottage also features a dramatic double-height dining room, a large farmhouse kitchen and a very comfortable lounge area complete with wood burner. Flagstone flooring adds to the luxurious, rustic feel.

There are little touches inside and out which ensure the cottage's year-round appeal. For the summer months, the south-facing courtyard and gardens feature a hot tub, patio and BBQ area. With fantastic views across the countryside beyond, it's a gorgeous spot for al fresco fun. In the winter months, the wood burner and comfortable sofas make for the perfect cosy hideaway.

The cottage has its own exclusive hot tub and also shared access to some fantastic leisure facilities including a mini gym, treatment room, sauna and relaxation area, as well as a fully-stocked games room with table tennis, pool and table football.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 double bedrooms (All can be configured as twin beds upon request at time of booking)
  • 4 en-suite bathrooms
  • Range cooker and hob, microwave, toaster, dishwasher
  • Combined washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Private outdoor hot tub and BBQ
  • Shared access to mini gym, spa treatment room, sauna and relaxation area
  • Shared use of games room with table tennis, pool and table football
  • Wood burner in lounge and dining room
  • Off road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shop and pub within 1 mile
  • The Stables can also be booked to accommodate larger groups of up to 14 people
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • 2 additional single beds available within one of the bedrooms, please note there is an extra supplement of £75 per additional person
  • Hot tub - please note the hot tub is not available after 10.30pm and hot tub guidelines must be abided by

York (19 miles) has a remarkable Roman, Viking and medieval history, with its soaring gothic Minster, city walls and twisting cobbled streets. Visit the extraordinary Jorvik Viking Centre, book a private Viking Walk of York or delve even deeper at the Castle Museum, where Dick Turpin was once held prisoner. Learn to surf, paddleboard, kayak or jet ski in Scarborough or walk along the coast and take in the beautiful views across beaches, cliffs and ancient fishing villages. Go Ape in Dalby Forest (20 miles) on high ropes, Segways and thrilling zip wires. Find your buzz on hoof, wheel, rock or river, and reignite your joy for life in the rich wilds of North Yorkshire.

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Cyril 6th September 2019

Excellent for extended families and dogs. Plenty of lovely local walks and accessible to the village and local pub. Reasonable distance to the coast and Castle Howard close by. Friendly owner close by.

Reviewed by Lynn 26th July 2019

The cottage was amazing we were a party of nine and had plenty of room The cottage is so large. It is stunning inside from the bedrooms to the lounge to the dinning room, the kitchen is to die for. We took a lot of things with us only to find they were already there on our arrival. The hot tub was amazing, the games room the kids loved, the gym andRead more sauna all used. Hide

Reviewed by Tony 15th July 2019


Reviewed by Toby 23rd February 2019

Fantastic barn conversion with excellent facilities for all the family. Very friendly owner and always on hand if needed.

Reviewed by Confirmed guest 28th November 2018

a perfect cottage everything we could have wantedwe will definately book this cottage again

Reviewed by Pauline 30th October 2018

Brilliant cottage for us - dogs had safe place within garden and good off road walks to nearby villages. We had mixed weather which meant we made full use of the fantastic games room. We used the hot tub between showers too!Inside facilities were clean, plentiful and comfortable. (We even managed to make a full Sunday lunch for 8 without any problRead moreems. ) Hide

Reviewed by Andrea 2nd October 2018

The Hay barn was a lovely place to spend my Husband's 50th birthday . The place was beautiful , very well equipped, the beds very comfy and spotlessly clean , would have loved to stay for the week .Thanks to Stuart for being very accommodating and for a great stay.

Reviewed by Jodie 5th June 2018

Beautiful setting luxurious feel would definitely recommend and would definitely return xx

Reviewed by Trish 2nd June 2018

My family and i just spent 4 nights at the Hay Barn to celebrate my 60th birthday. We were lucky with the weather, but even if it had been cold & wet we still would have enjoyed our stay here.The place is very luxurious, and of course we enjoyed the hot tub, the sauna, the exercise suite and the games room, but for me just sitting in the hot tub wiRead moreth my early morning cup of tea watching the birds that was my joy.The rooms are lovely, the beds are comfortable and i liked the thick curtains that shut out all the light, i slept well and of course it's very quiet in that area.The W.C arrangements could be 'awkward' if you like complete privacy as they are not contained in a room where you can shut the door and be private, and i'm not sure my husband was altogether happy at having to use ours when it was basically just behind a screen in our room.The Hay Barn has everything you could possibly need, the owner has thoughtfully provided things you may want to use, from an iron to a Bose sound system and the kitchen is well stocked with all manner of kitchen items. I particularly enjoyed using the Nespresso machine.The living room has comfortable leather sofas and chairs with a large screen tv, and the whole place is very impressive.My husband and i were happy that we could do a work-out each evening in the mini gym like we do at home, my daughter and her partner enjoyed having a sauna.... my son enjoyed the walk over to the Grapes pub, and of course we all enjoyed the gas fired BBQ.We would recommend this holiday home to anyone who wants a peaceful retreat for a few days. Hide

Reviewed by June 29th May 2018

The Hay barn was just the perfect place for a family get together. It is beautifully furnished & roomy the games room and hot tub were great fun. In stunning countryside. We had a warm welcome from the owner. Could not fault the Hay Barn and will defiantly be back.

Reviewed by Danielle 15th May 2018

We hired the Hay Barn for a hen do & it did not disappoint. The cottage was lovely, really clean and had everything we needed. Good location and the games room and hot tub made it extra special.

Reviewed by Michelle 25th April 2018

We had an amazing Hen weekend for my Daughter. Amazing location. Owner very friendly and hopefully will return in the future xxx

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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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The Stables - Slingsby

The Stables - Slingsby

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

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To arrange group bookings across one or more of these properties, call our team to check availability and book.

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