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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.

  • 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
  • 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
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

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 38 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Helen 21st November 2022

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We had an absolutely fantastic stay, 2 couples and 2 dogs and we had plenty of room and enough parking for 2 cars. The barn was modern but still cosy, we loved every minute staying there, we also had the added bonus of the barn with the games room! And there was a cupboard full of board games! Our Host was on hand if needed, we would highly recommeRead morend and will be rebooking Hide

Reviewed by Amy 18th November 2022

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We stayed here and wow what a place! The master bedroom was gorgous with its double aspect windows. Lovely to open the door while waking up in the morning. The games room was such a bonus too. Everything was fab - the shower, comfy sofas, dog friendly! Thank you!!!

Reviewed by Charlotte 11th November 2022

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Beautiful house in a lovely location but it was frustrating the hot tub was off for our first night as we only stayed for 2 nights and was one of the main reasons we chose the house.

Reviewed by Sharon 28th October 2022

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Want to get away with in a lovely location of mountain views and nice countryside this is a place to go, Peace and quiet . Lovely spacious rooms with tasteful decor with added bonus of a spacious games room and a hot tub.

Reviewed by Susan 18th October 2022

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Just returned from a 2nd stay at the Old Hay Barn. It is such a lovely property, always spotlessly clean and perfect for a few days to relax and unwind. Will definitely stay here again and highly recommend if you're looking for a hot tub hideaway.

Reviewed by David 2nd September 2022

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Fabulous cottage in great location to explore North Yorkshire. The cottage was beautifully presented, well equipped and the hot tub was a real treat at the end of a day out.

Reviewed by Sarah 12th August 2022

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The cottage is in a brilliant location for days out in the car. My fianc and I thoroughly enjoyed the week. We had 2 dogs with us who loved the field just behind the house. The cottage itself was beautiful very well finished with the luxury feel to it! Waking up to the horses coming into the small stable was lovely. But most of all it was peaceful!Read more Such a calm environment. Hide

Reviewed by Leanne 5th August 2022

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We had a memorable week in the cottage just with things not being 100% it did make things awkward. The owner was very accommodating with charging an electric vehicle and the welcome bag was a lovely surprise. Just a few bits upgrading and sorting would make it so much better 100% the wifi needs a massive upgrade!

Reviewed by Maria 12th June 2022

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We enjoyed our stay very much , nice peaceful location and hot tub lovely on an evening. A couple of little touches what would have made our stay all the more enjoyable; Very slow WiFi ( I know people don't go away for WiFi ) however it stopped us from watching Netflix on an evening. Also barbecue was in a poor condition and was left by previous guRead moreest's dirty and the tray full of used charcoal. Beds comfortable, shower room nice . Extra toilet always comes in handy:) . Overall a nice break. Hide

Reviewed by Rubina 10th June 2022

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Overall our trip was good but we did have some issue such as no Wi-Fi we messaged the host several times but no help. We also forgot bin bags and there are no shops around so we asked the host but she said we shouldve bought our own so we had to use some plastic bags we had. One of the double rooms had so many spiders we tried to call the host but Read moreshe didnt answer and nobody could sleep there the whole weekend. We also did not receive a welcome hamper which we were told wed get. Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 3rd June 2022

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Lovely property and location, clean and welcoming had a great family break lots of lovely walks everyone was friendly will definitely be booking again.

Reviewed by Chris 27th May 2022

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The old hay barn was a perfect location to stay whilst exploring all that the North Yorkshire moors and coastline has to offer. Plenty of space within the property to accommodate our family of 4 and the games room was used frequently by our boys both at the beginning of the day and at the end. The hot tub was a welcome addition and ideal for relaxiRead moreng those tired muscles after long walks along the Cleveland way or up to the top of rosemary top. For a tranquil, countryside location this is the one Hide

Reviewed by Heather 20th May 2022

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Lovely stay Beautiful location and Barn! Everything was modern and clean. Just what we were looking for. Nice big hot tub! We got lots of use out of this. We also enjoyed the games room. The only small niggle I would make would be to cover the steps which lead up to the hot tub with a material that is not slippery. They were quite steep and when wRead moreet from the hot tub got quite slippery. But overall we had a great stay and have already recommended this barn to friends and family. Hide

Reviewed by Aileen 29th April 2022

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Amazing stay, cant recommend enough!

Reviewed by Susan 22nd April 2022

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Wow! This cottage was wonderful, very clean with towels and all kitchen products eg tea towels and washing up liquid provided. Location was fabulous with lovely walks to the local pubs, we went to the Miners and the food was fab. Hot tub fits 6 easy. The house was large and had lovely views as its set well back from the road by a long sweeping drivRead moree. Worth families taking bicycles or walking shoes with lots to discover. The house was easy to find from the motorway and really is beautiful. Hide

Reviewed by Deana 8th April 2022

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I would recommend the Old Hay Barn to anyone. It is great value for money considering the location and spec of the cottage. the cottage was very tastefully decorated, you can tell a lot of thought had been put into it. It's location couldn't be better, especially if walking is your thing. There's lots of things to do close by including national truRead morest properties and lovely Stokesley. It's also within easy driving distance to Whitby and Scarborough amongst others. We had a lovely holiday! Hide

Reviewed by Helen 18th February 2022

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This is a beautiful cottage in a beautiful location! The decor and cosiness of the place was perfect and we all enjoyed the hot tub (although steps to it are very steep).There is so much to do in the area and despite the blustery stormy February weather holing up at the Old Hay Barn was a fantastic break for us all. it suited children and adults anRead mored the dog loved the place. Seeing the horses and farmland and the clear star -filled night sky was so peaceful and we all had a restorative week away. Hide

Reviewed by Karl 6th February 2022

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Cottage was amazing and clean. Hot Tub was excellent and stayed warm for hours. We had a request for 1 members of the party's birthday if we can have some balloons/banners this was fulfilled and to a very good standard. Recommend walks and Takeaways where really good and the games room was used every day. Only complains with the whole trip is the WRead moreiFi was a bit flaky when we where having a film night and some of the door in the property do not latch properly, so when windy they do bang a bit Hide

Reviewed by Craig 28th January 2022

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Good location, 3 miles from Lordstones, 30 minutes to the coast or Helmsley. Nice views from the bedrooms. Kitchen equipment poor, pots and pans in a very poor state, no dishwasher. Wi-Fi is just on a extender from the main house, didnt work all week- 4G signal was ok so used that. Not great communication from owners apart from Ben who was friendlyRead more and great for directions on local routes. Hot tub and the games room were great additions. Hide

Reviewed by Ella 7th January 2022

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We had a fantastic weekend stay here. Great location, with everything from lakes, hills and coastline within half an hour. Our hosts were very accommodating and friendly, and even helped push a car out the mud when one of our party took the wrong road! Great place to stay with dogs too, with a secure area for them with artificial grass so you dont Read morehave to worry about them bringing mud in. Would love to come back and explore more of the beautiful countryside around the house. Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 29th December 2021

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Loved our stay at The Old Hay Barn, it was very clean, spacious, beds were very comfy, would definitely reccomend staying here Lots of walks to do Owners were also very helpful and messaged straight back when asked questions

Reviewed by Alison 14th December 2021

The cottage was lovely and had everything we needed. Very homely, lovely comfy bed, enclosed garden for our young dog was perfect. Would highly recommend and will definitely return. Close enough to visit the coast too.

Reviewed by Sarah 2nd December 2021

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Reviewed by Rebecca 20th November 2021

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Reviewed by Sharyn 5th November 2021

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Beautiful cottage, gorgeous views and good location to explore the area. House was spotless and lovely decor inside.

Reviewed by Don 15th October 2021

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The property was beautiful and very pleasant to stay in. Away from the hustle and bustle of a town or city, set in the ground of a beautiful stable area, away from any main road. Views were brilliant and the hot tub and games room was a great bonus. Would recommend this property, especially if you like walks in nature!

Reviewed by Ben 3rd October 2021

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Lovely cottage in a fantastic location, we had a lovely time there and my daughter enjoyed seeing the horses. Only slight criticism is it would be handy to know the house rules regarding the house rules for dogs (not to be left alone in the property). We still had a fantastic time

Reviewed by Rachael 20th September 2021

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Reviewed by Hannah 27th August 2021

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Amazing stay at the old hay barn. Location was lovely and rooms overlooking the country side and horses stables was idyllic. Owners were responsive to any of our needs but left us too enjoy our holiday also. The cottage itself was really roomy and had all the things you'd need for a home from home type stay. Hot tub was a lovely addition and we werRead moree in it most nights. Would love to stay again some day and would definitely recommend to friends and family. Hide

Reviewed by John 20th August 2021

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Lovely cottage and great location.

Reviewed by Clare 16th July 2021

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Had a fantastic holiday - cottage was amazing. The owners were great friendly people. Would highly recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Debra 4th June 2021

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Lovley cottage stunning location stokesley is a hidden gem with beautiful country walks freindly local pubs and shops will be back

Reviewed by Hannah 28th May 2021

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Fantastic house in a fantastic location. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Katie 21st May 2021

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Such a relaxing holiday! Hosts were super friendly and accommodating as well!

Reviewed by Julia 17th May 2021

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The house is beautifully furnished and decorated, very relaxing colours. Lying in the hot tub looking over the North Yorkshire Moors was unforgettable. Excellent location for a chilled out break. The coast is only 20 minutes away and lovely market towns all near by. Will definitely return.

Reviewed by Kerry 14th May 2021

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Reviewed by Leanne 23rd April 2021

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Reviewed by Falon 18th April 2021

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Just home from a stay in the old hay barn and everything about it was perfect! House was immaculate and owners went above and beyond for a delightful stay! Would defiantly recommend and we will most certainly be returning!

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