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Barn conversion, surrounded by open fields, in a quiet village, beside Harrogate

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Holiday Home in Beckwithshaw, Harrogate, Yorkshire - Private And Quiet Location In The Heart Of North Yorkshire

Our property lies adjacent to the village of Beckwithshaw and only 2 miles from the centre of Harrogate, in a stunningly beautiful, rural location. A very spacious property, probably 10 times the space of a standard hotel room. We offer a home from home feeling, privacy and peace and quiet. Beams throughout this idylic property. Bedroom and bathroom on upper floor. Downstairs kitchen, dining and lounge.

Mr. and Mrs. A. Scott
Member since: 2008
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
18 April, 2018

About Mr. and Mrs. A. Scott

Kate is a Special needs teacher and I am an Engineering officer in the Merchant navy. My wife and I own Emcee, in Barbados and The Old Barn annex in Beckwithshaw, Harrogate. Both homes are very dear to us and guests have commented on how welcome they were made to feel in the home from home atmosphere in both properties. Indeed, we aim to offer our guests as much care as possible during their stays in warm and friendly environments. We have travelled quite a bit and stayed in many self-catering villas, both home and away and so have gleened from this what we all need during our breaks from reality. We hope you have an enjoyable and pleasant vacation wherever you decide to book. All the best. Andrew Scott.

Mr. and Mrs. A. Scott purchased this barn in 1999

Why Mr. and Mrs. A. Scott chose Otley

The "Threshing Barn" is an annex of our own home which we converted in 1999. It is a wonderful, rural location, but close to the town of Harrogate and a number of rural pubs and restaurants.

Probably, a 40 minute walk into town, or a 5 minute car ride.

What makes this barn unique

Judging by comments we have received, our guests have enjoyed the peace and tranquility of the countryside, coupled with the close proximity to Harrogate. We feel that the space which is offered, is by far in excess of a standard B&B or city hotel.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We have enjoyed a lovely, peaceful few days in this lovely accomodation. Beautiful places we visited. We shall return to explore this very interesting area!
Oct 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Otley in Borough of Harrogate

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered ...
  • not suitable for children ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • town
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Garage
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • The apartment has one large shower room upstairs.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 Notes on bedrooms: The property has one king size bed. The bedroom is upstairs, with shower room adjacent.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Boat ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • caving
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The annex is essentially one large room with a mezzanine level, on which the bedroom and en-suite is situated. Effectively you get far more space than a similarly priced hotel suit. Outside: The property has an excellent, shared garden, patio and BBQ area. The local village pub is only a 5 minute walk over the field. There are a number of terrific walks towards Harrogate, via Birk Crag and Harlow Carr Gardens. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned prior to and following your stay. All linen and towelling is provided.


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Barn conversion, surrounded by open fields, in a quiet village, beside Harrogate
average rating of 5.0 based on 10 reviews

Warm and Cosy

  • 5 of 5

Perfectly snowy. Kate was welcoming and friendly. We loved are stay. Painted acrylic and water colour for four days and had many snowy walks with Molly the dog. David attended his conference and enjoyed returning to the Threshing Barn each evening.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Both, So lovely to host yourselves and Molly and glad you were cosy during the most freezing of weeks. Would love to have you visit again in the spring/summer. Kindest regards, Kate
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Excellent stay away

  • 5 of 5

The accommodation exceeded our expectations and was ideal for the week away that was to work and have a few days off.

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We only stayed a couple of days but it was perfect for our requirements at the time. Will definitely keep it in mind for future when we can be a bit more relaxed! Thanks so much.

  • Review Submitted: 09-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello. Thank you so much for staying with us at the Threshing Barn. We are pleased you relaxed and were able to unwind, as this is what we aim to achieve. So glad you may be able to return and enjoy us again. Kindests regards, Kate and Andrew Scott
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Cosy Barn

  • 5 of 5

We thank Kate & Andrew, for a very warm welcome in there wonderfull barn. Very clean and cosy.

Perfect position for Harogate and walking in the dales no where is very far from the barn.

Great pub only a short walk away. will certainly stay again.

  • Review Submitted: 04-May-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was an absolute pleasure to have you both, Kathleen. Just wish you had had the previous guests' weather. We would love to have you back again-you are always welcome. There are so many wonderful activities to see and do around this area. Thank you for choosing us. Looking forward to making you welcome again. Kindest regards, The Scotts.
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Delighted with our barn!

  • 5 of 5

A word of thanks to Andy and Kate for having us at their delightful barn conversion. The barn was just perfect for the two of us and excellent value for money. It was cosy and welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed the peace and quiet of the countryside - the added bonus was being so close to Harrogate and all that it provides. Would definitely return and recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: October 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Paula & Simon. We're really chuffed you both enjoyed your stay here and we hope to see you some time in the future. All the best . Andrew & Kate Scott
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Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Lots of walks and cycle paths nearby.

Harlow Carr gardens are only 1 mile away if you were looking for a horticulturally based holiday.

Whatever your culinery requirements, we are more than happy to recommend the best restaurant we can.


The nearest coastline or resort is Whitby, or Scarborough and this is about a 1.5 hours drive.


Leeds/Bradfort airport is only 8 miles away.


"The Old Barn" is situated adjacent to the village of Beckwithshaw, with Harrogate being only 2 miles away. Leeds and York are also only about 25 miles away, with excellent rail connections.

Further Details:

Between Harrogate, Leeds and York, I doubt you will be short of the opportunity to shop. Harrogate contains a wealth of bars and restaurants and Beckwithshaw itself has an excellent country pub. Harrogate is a conference town, so we are happy for our annex to be used for shorter termed, business purposes.


Prices & Availability

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
If you wish to book the accomodation at the last minute, or need instant confirmation, please call us on 01423 508008. We will require payment by cheque or cash on arrival for short term weekend bookings, but will require a 20% deposit for longer term lets.
For stays of one night we charge £80 per night. We ask that you would kindly leave before 10am on the day of departure.

Changeover Day:
No specific day.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.