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A tasteful conversion in rural North Yorkshire on the edge of the National Park

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn


About the property

A little piece of Yorkshire heaven you will want to take home!

The Granary formed part of the working farm at Skiplam Grange until relatively recently. It has been converted with taste, flair and environmental considerations to give it new life and purpose, and many original features have been retained. The Granary remains part of the Skiplam Grange site and now offers comfortable accommodation in a relaxing and stunning country setting; yet is barely a stone’s throw from a host of amenities.

No longer a working farm, Skiplam Grange is to all intents and purposes a smallholding. The Grange farm lies on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, looking down towards Skiplam Woods, and is a five minute walk from the meandering waters of Hodge Beck. The North York Moors National Park is much more than a series of stunning views and quaint villages. It is a living natural landscape teeming with wildlife and with a rich history and culture, along with amazing geological features. It’s a paradise for those interested in walking, cycling, horse riding and other country sports, all of which can be arranged for guests, aswell as nature tours and wildlife safaris. But it’s not all about the outdoors at Skiplam grange. From the Granary it’s less than a ten minute drive to the elegant market town of Helmsley; and the stunning East Yorkshire Coast and historic city of York are within easy reach.

Complete with it’s own castle, Helmsley boasts an arts centre offering theatre, cinema, and other delights for culture vultures, and there are a wealth of stylish shops and food emporiums, plus Duncombe Park Stately home, along with its beautiful Walled Gardens and Bird of Prey Centre. Foodies can take tea Betty’s style at The Black Swan Hotel, while Pampering is on the menu at Verbena Spa in the Feversham Arms. Further afield there are Michelin starred restaurants for dinner, and that’s before you even think about York or the east coast.

There is simply no shortage of things to do and see in Ryedale, and the Granary is a perfect base for a holiday or short break in this stunning area of Yorkshire. It is convenient for everything yet retains rural charm by being just outside the hustle and bustle, but close enough to enjoy it; to sample it; to take it or leave it. Skiplam is a hamlet with few houses and little traffic, and one of the great indulgencies of a stay at the Granary is in just being. So kick back, relax and enjoy... and let me tell you a little more…

The site of Skiplam Grange is steeped in history. Detailed farming records date back to the 12th century and the Grange is listed with English Heritage on account of it’s archeological remains and historic interest. The moors and woodlands of this ancient place have a magic of their own. Here, I feel alive and close to the source, and I hope that if you come and stay at Skiplam Grange you too will connect with its ancient heritage, and be captivated both by its beauty and its vibrant energy.

Adjacent to the Granary and surrounded by pasture are the Jolly Good Gallop stables; and free ranging around the former farmyard is a modest smallholding of rare breeds, some of them literally on the doorstep. The Granary sits comfortably amongst this plethora of country life, offering the archetypal rural experience.

Accommodation at the Granary is little short of luxurious and the quality of the re-development and furnishings ensures a confident level of comfort. Choose from the king sized master bedroom with ensuite shower room, or the luxury twin bedroom with private bathroom. Needless to say both bedrooms are equipped with feather and down bedding, quality linens and towels, and kept toasty throughout thanks to a combination of underfloor and central heating. A large upstairs landing is the perfect place to read and relax and with quality carpets underfoot and complimentary toiletries from Neals Yard Organic throughout, it all adds up to a wonderfully indulgent home from home.

The generously sized dining kitchen is well equipped with crockery, cutlery, utensils and appliances, and there is a utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer, ironing facilities and microwave. Views across to Fadmoor from the garden terrace make for perfect alfresco dining if the Yorkshire sunshine tempts, or sit out the front to watch the rural world go by.

In a room on the ground floor is my modest yoga studio where yoga classes, satsangs and workshops take place during the week. Upstairs is a therapy room where a range of therapies including massage, reflexology, private yoga instruction and nutritional advice can all be arranged at your convenience if you wish.

I'm all about being bespoke and personalised. So if you want to arrange camping (or Glamping which is my preference) in the grounds, park up your touring caravan or camper, book a Granary room for B&B, book the whole Granary for self catering, arrange a spa type break or come along and stay for a riding holiday with your horse, get in touch. There's no time like the present!

More Details

Property Manager
Gillian Osborne
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 May, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Nawton in North Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • barn
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Booking Possible
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master ensuite shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Private bathroom for twin room - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • King sized ensuite master bedroom - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 1 Child Bed , Pull out child's bed is available for a small charge
    Luxury twin room - 2 Single Bed , 1 Child Bed , Pull out bed is child's bed available for a small charge
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Terrace
  • Golf
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Tennis
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis
My Gorgeous Granary is ideally placed for a romantic and secluded get away from it all, but because it is less than 10 minutes from the treasure trove of Helmsley, sits on the edge of the National Park, and is an equestrian property, it lends itself to a variety of holiday styles and suits go do types aswell as those seeking something more relaxing. The optional in house provision of therapies, meditation and yoga give the opportunity to tailor your break into something truly personalised. Go on... indulge!


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(29 traveller reviews)


WoW..... What a Find!

  • 5 of 5

We were so lucky to find the Gorgeous Granary at last minute and had a fantastic 2 night break.

Gillian was great from my initial booking enquiry and the welcome hamper on arrival was a lovely touch.

The property is immaculate and has everything you need - it really is home from home.

The animals and views make it extra special.

We will definitely return back.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I try and be accommodating of late bookings if at all possible because I am on site so can be flexible. I make up the hampers with local produce as far as possible, and eggs are freshly laid by my glorious hens! You were both very welcome, come back anytime.
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wonderful property in an amazing place

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights. The weather was gorgeous and we really enjoyed our

time walking in the area. The Granary was so well equipped and the design of the

place was lovely. We enjoyed meeting Gillian's animals.

We really hope to return and spend a week there.

  • Review Submitted: May 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Outstanding picturesque property

  • 5 of 5

Like the pictures look, is exactly as the granary is when you walk in. Cosy, warm and clean property. High standards and quality tastes, this is an outstanding property and well worth a second visit. As rural and idyllic bit of Yorkshire as you are going to get. Certainly 10/10!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I am pleased you found the listing photos representative of the property and my description of the area accurate. Perfect family guests, welcome back anytime!
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Beautiful property in an idyllic setting

  • 5 of 5

The Granary was beautifully presented, immaculately clean and well equipped. It was nice and warm and felt very homely. The location was perfect.

I would have no hesitation recommending here and we hope to visit again in the future.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you! I try to ensure that guests have everything they need so they can genuinely feel at home but we are naturally blessed with the location, I claim no responsibility for that! So pleased you enjoyed it enough to both recommend and return; the highest compliment.
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Lovely property in peaceful, rural surroundings

  • 5 of 5

Tasteful barn conversion in the countryside. Ideally located to access a range of activities to suit all tastes.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review. I have tried to furnish and equip the Granary to a high standard and we are blessed with our location!
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Fantastic; would definitely recommend.

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying at the Granary. The location was prefect; surrounded by fields and wide open skies and only the sounds of nature. The house itself was fantastic, the pictures do not do it justice. It was open and spacious, tastefully decorated and very comfortable. While we were there the weather was quite chilly but the house was always at a perfect temperature. The welcome pack was very generous and most welcome after a long journey.

The kitchen was very well equipped including washing machine and dishwasher. There was everything we needed to cook supper at home (and we never thought of going out to eat when we had such beautiful surroundings at 'home').

Upstairs the bedding was of excellent quality and we even had luxurious toiletries provided. We slept very well after some long country walks.

And, best of all, we could just step out the door and photograph the dark skies - minus the normal light pollution. The granary is on the edge of the North Yorkshire Dark Skies Park and perfect for night photography. We were there during a harvest moon and got some great shots. Unfortunately that meant we didn't see the the aurora but we will hopefully catch that next time.

I would definitely recommend the granary as it has everything you could ask from accommodation in an amazing location. We will definitely be back.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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There is a single night supplement of £20 payable per person for a stay of 1 night. Stays of 2 nights or more do not incur additional charges.

Continental breakfast can be provided for £7.50 per person
English breakfast can be provided for £10.00 per person

There is a complimentary supply of teas, coffees and decaffeinated drinks for all guests regardless of length of stay.

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