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

People6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Separate WC's1
Space 269 sq. ft.
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking

Overview

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, Polish
Calendar last updated:
1 November, 2017

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Nawton in Scarborough District

Property Type:
  • barn
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 269 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Max. adults: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
  • Please respect the environment and recycle, according to the policy on the recycling box in the utility. That means we do want you to rinse!
  • Ample linens and towels are provided. If you need more, we do apply a laundry charge.
Location Type:
  • rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • House Bathroom - Toilet , Bath with Shower
    Ensuite Shower Room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Ground Floor Powder Room - Toilet
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Foxy Loxy - 2 Single Bed , 1 Cot , Travel cot is available on request
    Tartan Heather - 2 Single Bed , 1 regular size single bed with pull out 2'6" bed underneath.
    Royal Quarters - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , King sized luxury with ensuite bathroom.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Tennis ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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 multifarious sights, shops and activities give the opportunity to tailor your break into something truly personalised. Go on... indulge!

Reviews

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A tasteful conversion in rural North Yorkshire on the edge of the National Park
average rating of 4.7777777 based on 45 reviews
Capellen
5

What a gem!

  • 5 of 5

We've been staying for a fortnight at Skiplam Grange. The cottage is absolutely charming and very welcoming. This is of course aided by the hearty welcome of the two goats and several hens and geese;) We definitely enjoyed our stay in this calm spot (what a difference to home with all the cars rushing by and all the bustle) on the corner of the North Yorkshire Moors and are looking forward to our eventual return. The house is very well equipped and, as mentioned very comfortable. And you don't have to drive far to do the shopping as there is a very well stocked farmshop on the way to Helmsley, maybe 3 miles from the house. And if you want to dine out there are quite a few good pubs and restaurants in the area.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this review Paul! It was a pleasure to meet you all and to know that you enjoyed your stay with us. The goats are ever popular and it's good to hear that you appreciated these inquisitive "visitors"! I never let the Highlanders free range, I think their hearty welcome might be a little overpowering...
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5

Lovely place

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our short break at The Granary and our girls can not wait to return to see the animals again! It was a great base for exploring the surrounding area and there is a lovely pub in Wombleton only 5 minutes drive away that serves good food.

The property is a good size for a family of four and was very warm, cosy and tastefully decorated.

Gillian is on hand if you have any issues (we couldn’t get the oven to work but it had just been turned off at the fuse switch) yet you have all the privacy you need.

We hope to return again soon.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

A wonderful home from home

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing few days staying at the Granary. It was a great base from which to explore the local area and lovely to return to and relax after a long day of walking. Everything there that you could possibly need and the log burner in the living room was a real bonus, it kept us lovely and toasty as a storm raged outside. The Granary was spotlessly clean and very comfortable, one of the nicest we have stayed in, and we have stayed in many over the years. Hemlsley was lovely and only a 5-10 min drive away, lots of walks right on your doorstep and a wealth of local history to soak up if that is your thing. We also visited a couple of estates and enjoyed the walks they offered and the villages in and around them. Beautiful part of the country, I will most definitely return and stay for longer next time.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

stunning

  • 5 of 5

what a fab find. Mrs Osborne's place is just stunning, such lovely attention to detail and such a warm gift pack on arrival full of yummy local treats. The setting is beautiful and the goats made us very welcome ! The kids (even though they re older) loved the house and animals. The only suggestion is a TV in the front room. Whilst i appreciate we were only there 2 nights on a short break it would of been nice to switch on the news in the evening or watch a family film together

  • Review Submitted: 16-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful property in idyllic surroundings. Highly recommended

  • 5 of 5

As above!

  • Review Submitted: 10-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

It really is gorgeous ...

  • 5 of 5

Such a lovely property and the owners have thought of everything. Is beautifully decorated, the beds are super comfy, the garden was perfect for our little one (fenced in with large grassy area and great sized patio). The local area is all beautiful and it's really well located for everything.you could want - walks pubs beaches etc. highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
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Location

Nearest Barpub
3 Kilometres
The Plough Inn, Wombleton
Car: recommended

My Gorgeous Granary was a working building at the Grange farm at Skiplam until relatively recently. It has been tastefully converted and remains part of the Skiplam Grange site offering comfortable accommodation in a relaxing and stunning country setting; yet is barely a stone’s throw from a host of amenities.

Skiplam Grange 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 where we enjoy fishing throughout the summer. Situated in the middle of an extensive network of bridle paths, the horse riding is simply stunning with miles of off road riding and views to die for. We keep several horses at Skiplam Grange and holiday liveries are very welcome so please enquire if you're interested. Accompanied rides can be arranged around some of the most beautiful routes in the immediate vicinity and further afield.

However, 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. Yes, it's a paradise for those interested in outdoor pursuits, most of which can be arranged for guests, but it's also a location to discover nature and explore the natural world. The nearby Dalby Forest is a great place to start with events all year round and we are also able to arrange nature tours and wildlife safaris. Even so, it’s not just 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 and high class eateries for dinner. We are well catered with stately homes and the National Trust's Nunnington Hall is a mere stone's throw with Castle Howard, the setting for Brideshead Revisited being 15 minutes away. There is the impressive Ampleforth Abbey and Rievaulx ruins; and I could go on... All of that is before you even think about venturing into York or exploring the east coast. Closer to home there are the charming market towns of Kirkbymoorside, Pickering (with the North York Moors Steam railway of Harry Potter fame) and Malton.

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 glorious 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.

As an incomer of 18 years plus to this area I can personally vouch for the rich tapestry of it's culture, history and wildlife. It truly is glorious, and the rural setting of the Granary offers peace, tranquility and rejuvenation for the weary, yet is literally minutes away from a host of must-see, must-do activities. But don't take my word for it, come see and experience it for yourself!

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Nawton, Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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2 night minimum stay
£270
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£135
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£155
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£875
£2,250
 

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

SINGLE NIGHT SUPPLEMENT:
There is a single night supplement of £25 payable per person for a stay of 1 night. Stays of 2 nights or more do not incur additional charges.

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

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  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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