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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 with private enclosed garden
  • Contemporary style perfectly paired with period charm
  • High ceilings and roaring fires create an ambient setting
  • Private  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.

Due to the current situation not all the facilities advertised at this property may be available or will require social distancing.  If you have any specific questions regarding your booking please contact our customer services team.

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
  • Due to the current situation not all the facilities advertised at this property may be available or will require social distancing.  If you have any specific questions regarding your booking please contact our customers service team.

The Hay Barn is set in the rolling Howardian Hills in the western reaches of the North York Moors. Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1987, the lush pastures and woodlands of the western Moors play host to grand country houses, atmospheric ruins and handsome market towns.

The very pretty village of Hovingham is just a couple of miles' drive and features several pubs, a tea room and a local store. The beautiful market town of Helmsley is just ten miles away and is also well worth a visit. If you fancy a little pampering, you'll find a fantastic day spa here; the Verbena Spa. Perfect for a little indulgence!

You're also close to Castle Howard (4 miles), York (18 miles) and the North Yorkshire coast, so lots of choice for day trips.

If you're a fan of charming country pubs, the gorgeous Grapes at Slingsby is a very pleasant walk away.

This property is personally managed by Melanie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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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.

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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.

1 more property at this location

The Stables - Slingsby

The Stables - Slingsby

Sleeps: 4 | Bedrooms: 2

£815 - £1446

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

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