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The Old Hay Barn

Great Busby, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Luxury
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Situated on the skirts of the North York Moors National Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Enjoy countryside walking through lush pastures, ancient woodlands and picturesque rivers
  • Unwind in the hot tub after a long day of exploring the area
  • Generous accommodation tastefully furnished for families or friends
  • Enjoy the convenience of a welcoming local pub within walking distance
  • Visit the bustling cobbled streets in the market town of Stokesley, with a market every Friday
Property code: 77667

Enjoy relaxing in this countryside retreat on the cusp of the North York Moors. The open-plan space provides the ultimate social accommodation to take a relaxing break with friends or family.

Tucked away at the northern edge of the North York Moors, this rural retreat is an ideal place for families and friends to enjoy quality time together. Surrounded by the rolling green hills of Yorkshire’s countryside, there are plenty of country walks on your doorstep, or you could venture further afield to the heather-clad hills of the National Park. Perhaps you’d prefer a leisurely stroll around one of the many attractive towns and villages nearby, followed by a cup of Yorkshire tea or a pint of ale in a welcoming tearoom or pub. The area is also well-suited to cyclists, with trails and routes to suit all abilities. Whichever way you wish to spend your days, you’ll love returning home for a spot of friendly competition in the games’ room or a soak in the hot tub as you enjoy the picturesque views. Situated in the small, tranquil village of Great Busby, you are only 1.5 miles from the larger villages of Carlton-in-Cleveland and Kirkby, both of which have pubs and shops for your convenience.

As you step inside, you’ll find yourself in the attractive, beautifully furnished open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner; the ideal space for everyone to spend time together whether you’re cooking, eating or relaxing. After you’ve cooked up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen, head to the lounge to snuggle up on the sofas in front of the wood burner-effect gas fire whilst you watch your favourite programme on the Smart TV.

Upstairs, there are three gorgeous bedrooms. Firstly, there’s a spacious king-size bedroom with French doors that open on to a Juliet balcony, so you can let the fresh air in and appreciate the stunning views. The second bedroom is also a king-size and the third has bunk beds, which the kids will love. Completing the first floor is the beautiful bathroom with a bath and separate shower.

Outside, there is a games room next door, with a pool table, darts board and TV, making it a perfect area for older children to retreat to. The adults, however, will enjoy al fresco dining on the patio and the private hot tub. There is off-road parking for two cars.

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

  • 3 bedrooms - 2 king-size and 1 bunk bedroom
  • 1 bathroom
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • Hot tub
  • Games room with pool table and dart board
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Welcome hamper on arrival
  • Shop 2 miles and pub within walking distance 
  • Complex of properties
  • Smart TV in lounge
  • Charcoal BBQ available
  • Stable and grazing with local hacking available by separate arrangement with owner
  • Bike storage available
  • This property is one of 2 and can be booked together with G0072

The attractive village of Great Ayton (5.5 miles) has a wonderful village vibe. With a selection of pubs, restaurants, cafes and tearooms, you could eat out every night if you wanted to. As home to a young Captain Cook, there is also the Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum which allows you to explore his early life in the surrounding area. If you love to walk, from Great Ayton you can walk up to Roseberry Topping (7 miles); a prominent hill with lots of walking trails that lead up to the distinctive summit and cliffs.

The vibrant little village of Osmotherley (10 miles) is well-known as a starting point for walkers and cyclists. This gorgeous little place is real picture-postcard stuff. It also offers excellent facilities including a cafe, village stores and a fish and chip shop. If you're a bit of a foodie, this part of Yorkshire is packed with fantastic gastropubs, restaurants and delis. Situated within the western reaches of the North York Moors, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1987, Osmotherley has close proximity to lush pastures and woodlands. The western Moors play host to grand country houses, atmospheric ruins and handsome market town and the views from here are simply stunning, and there are walks and cycle routes in every direction. You are very close to the famous Cleveland Way as well as many more well-known and picturesque moorland walks, some of which lead all the way to the sea.

Great Ayton’s position at the northern end of the North York Moors means the coast is easily accessible from here. To breathe in the fresh, sea air, head to seaside town Saltburn-by-the-Sea (18 miles) with its pier, cliff tramway, golden sand and clean surf.

The beautiful market town of Helmsley (20 miles) is within easy driving distance and is well worth a visit. If you fancy a little pampering, you'll find the Verbena Spa here; perfect for a little me time indulgence.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 9 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Steve 2nd November 2020

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Definitely recommend, it has everything you need for a comfortable stay... we will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Rachel 5th October 2020

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Reviewed by Amy 2nd October 2020

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Just back from a long weekend at the old hay barn and we absolutely loved it from start to finish. Very clean, very friendly people too. Stokesley village is around a 10 min drive away and there lots of pubs and restaurants! Loved it we will be back.

Reviewed by Sheree 25th September 2020

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Reviewed by Tina 18th September 2020

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Just returned home from a girls break at this cottage. This is truly amazing, looked even more beautiful than the photos. Was clean tidy and the hosts were so friendly. We are already planning to return next year. If you after a peaceful retreat I would recommend this cottage. 5 stars!!

Reviewed by Julie 4th September 2020

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We stayed here for two weeks and had a wonderful holiday. The house is beautiful and was exactly what we were looking for. The hot tub was an added bonus and was perfect after a long walk. The location is quiet and private and ideal for a get away from it all break. Our Grandchildren joined us for a part of the holiday and they loved it all but espRead moreecially Gary the Goat and the horses. A big thank you to the owners, Ruth and Jonathan, who were friendly and helpful without being intrusive. Hide

Reviewed by Rob 31st July 2020

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Reviewed by Peter 24th July 2020

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A nice modern and well equipped property in a peaceful setting. We loved the games room and generous size hot tub. Nicely decorated and comfortable throughout. We felt let down by the poor wi-fi connection which is reliant on a router in the neighbouring house, so no Netflix! Owners advised will be upgraded in September 2020. However we still enjoyRead moreed our stay and the location is beautiful with great scenery and lovely villages close by with nice pubs. Hide

Reviewed by Anne 10th July 2020

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We loved our week at the Old Hay Barn. The accommodation was spotless and the welcome pack was lovely. We loved the fabulous walks and the recommendations from the hosts of places to visit.

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Location

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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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