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Beautiful, Restored Georgian Barn Set In 15 Acres Of Rolling Grounds And Pond 4*

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 6 nights


About the property

Converted Barn and Hayloft in Harrogate, Yorkshire, England - Rural Idyll, Yet Close To The Victorian Spa Town Of Harrogate

The Barn & Hayloft (****Tourist Board rating) are part of a lovely Georgian farmstead set in lush arable countryside. Situated just one mile from the picture postcard village of Bishop Monkton which boasts a babbling brook housing ducks and their baby ducklings and 2 country Inns. There are 15 acres of paddocks and fields to enjoy as well as a large wildlife pond with Indian runner ducks and moorhens as well as sometimes a heron. Yet not far from this haven of calm, are the beautiful and sophisticated town of Harrogate and the medieval cathedral city of Ripon. Bike rides are popular and the farm is on a designated bike route. There are rabbits and wild deer to see as well as pet donkeys and hens. Something for everyone young and old.

Angela Beck
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 2017

About Angela Beck

I am Angela and own Pottery Lane farm with David my Husband, a doctor in Leeds. We live in the main farm house with our dog,ducks,hens and donkeys.We both work locally and the guests have the free run of the grounds most of the day if they wish. We have 5 grown up children who come sometimes to visit.

Angela Beck purchased this barn in 2011

Why Angela Beck chose North Yorkshire

We wanted to move to the counrty once our 5 children had left home.We fell in love with Pottery Lane farm which is peaceful and rural yet still close to harrogate and all it has to offer.The best of both worlds.

What makes this barn unique

The farm is set back from the lane and is peaceful and secluded. The duck pond and ducks are relaxing and funny to watch.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Barn was everything and more. Thanks to the weather we ate out in the lovely private garden most evenings and the children loved the antics of the animals.

Thanks for a truly relaxing holiday.

Alex, Carol and the kids.
Aug 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Harrogate in Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , ground floor bathroom with walk in shower and separate bath
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , wet room with large walk in shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot , ground floor master bedroom with en suite wet room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1st floor double bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed , pretty single bedroom on 1st floor
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Notes on accommodation: Free Wi Fi in both cottages.The larger cottage sleeping 5 ( The Barn) has free netflixs for viewing wide range of films/TV programmes ( play it again) The Barn sleeps 5 and the Hayloft next to it sleeps 2. The cottages can be booked separately or for larger groups of up to 7. Outside: The Barn has its own private garden which catches the evening sun. There are wooden table and chairs and a parasol for confortable outside eating. NB The adjoining field has a pond. The Hayloft has a choice of sitting out areas , on the decking jetty next to the large pond or in the gardens.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(8 traveller reviews)


Delightful location, building and owner.

  • 5 of 5

My family had I had a wonderful stay at "the Barn". The building had enough space for five and appliances that made cooking meals very easy on the nights when we didn't want to dine out. The Barn was clean and well maintained and the location was a dream with friendly chickens and donkeys to delight my children. It was extremely easy to get places of interest when we wanted to but loved the fact that we could escape to the peace and quiet of farm whenever we desired. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful property in a quiet and tranquill part of the countryside.

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxing and enjoyable stay. The Barn is lovely inside and out and has everything you will need for a great holiday base. my 13 year old daughter had a great time feeding the donkeys with carrots each day and feeding grain to the solitary chicken which loved to follow us around. She is very friendly and even got inside the car with my husband on one occasion much to our delight. Angela and her husband are very friendly and approachable and while we were there added 2 more chickens to the menagerie and a field full of sheep and lambs. If you want a relaxing stay in an idyllic location then do not hesitate to book this property. We had my elderly disabled parents with us and it was ideal for them to get about.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Well equipped and comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Lovely setting lots of nice walks nearby, had a lovely weekend break at the barn. Unfortunately we didn't get to meet the owners however a cake was left for us upon arrival with milk to make a cup of tea, nice touch.

Would recommend the barn again.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 20, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A brilliant base to explore all of North Yorkshire

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay on Pottery Lane Farm, the first time being in the Hayloft.

The Barn was ideally suited for our family of 4 and we were greeted by Angela on the first day to help us settle in.

Our two boys loved the pond with the ducks and the chickens, also the donkeys in the fields who always came over to say hello!

You have your own courtyard with an outdoor table and chairs, perfect for alfresco dining. I couldn't see a BBQ but we had bought our own.

The barn itself has all the facilities you would need, two bathrooms, a massive fridge freezer, tv and dvd player. There is also a shared laundry room next door. The wifi was very intermittent, but that's no bad thing having a break from the internet too :)

Located pretty much in the middle of North Yorkshire we were able to explore the Dales and the Moors in the weeks stay we had there- easily accessible to nearby Ripon and Harrogate, we had such a lovely relaxing holiday.

We will definitely enjoy a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for this. I am continually upgrading and improving both the cottages. I hope to have more farm animals next spring including some piglets and pygmy goats for the guests to enjoy. Angela
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great property, great location.

  • 5 of 5

The barn is in a brilliant location, in idyllic countryside and yet only a few miles from the A1. Within a few miles in all directions you can visit some outstanding places of interest and be walking in wild places of breathtaking natural beauty.

The barn itself is tucked away near a small village and was everything we hoped it would be. We were a party of 2 couples in our 60's and so the 2 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms worked well for us. The barn has everything you need for an enjoyable stay. We ate out and in and apart from the cooker extractor which was waiting to be fixed everything was to hand. However it could do with a pointer to the light switch to the kitchen area which was a little hard to find.It's down by the right hand side of the fridge! We used the table quite a lot and found there really wasn't quite enough room in that area. Maybe a rethink on shape , size or location would be good. But these were all minor things and in no way affected our enjoyment of the place. It is clean, light and airy and the outlook from the living area of the paddocks with the donkeys and the wonderful skies was really special. The Indian runner ducks and chickens were great fun too. Even at the end of September, the barn garden was a great place to sit and relax and soak up the atmosphere of the place.

Angela, the owner who lives in the nearby farmhouse, was really helpful and friendly but kindly kept in the background so that we always felt that we had the place completely to ourselves. Much appreciated.

We visited Newby Hall, Fountains Abbey, RHS Harlow Carr gardens near Harrogate, Ripon, Pateley Bridge and great swathes of the glorious Yorkshire countryside and loved every minute.

The staff at the Masons Arms in Bishop Monkton were very friendly and provided really good, reasonably priced food without a booking.

I can imagine that the barn would be a great place to stay at anytime of year and we wouldn't hesitate to book again or recommend it.


  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Chesham, Bucks.

The Barn is great...

  • 5 of 5

The whole experience of booking, finding and staying at The Barn went like clockwork. The accommodation was spotless and comfortable and just big enough for me, my husband and 2 friends. It was also ideally placed for easy access to Harrogate, Knaresborough and York.

With the lovely donkeys, ducks (who seemed to appear in a convoy from nowhere when they thought you might feed them!) and the resident friendly pooch we were in our element.

Any drawbacks? Nothing major ... the wifi connection was a bit iffy and, as my friend mentioned to me, the dining table could probably do with being oblong to give a bit more room. Other than that it was pretty perfect!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 22, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you all had a good time and thank you for your kind words. I have been thinking of changing the table as you suggest as it would work better. Everyone likes the ducks and hens .I plan to increase the flock next Spring and maybe buy a pygmy goat ( much to my Husbands horror). BT are looking at the Wi Fi to see if it can be improved.
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
all seasons
29 Mar 2017 - 28 Jul 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
August 2017
29 Jul 2017 - 3 Sep 2017
6 night minimum stay
for 6 nights
Christmas 2017
22 Dec 2017 - 2 Jan 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £30
pets £30

Booking Notes:
Initial enquiries and availability to owner. Non refundable Deposit of 15% due at booking. Balance payable 8 weeks before the commencement of the holiday/stay. No smoking in the property. ( There is a private garden just outside Barn entrance if you wish to smoke) No pets (unless pre- agreed with property owner)

Changeover Day:
Flexible change over days. Guest should arrive after 3pm and depart at 10 am.

Notes on prices:
We do short breaks, in mid to low season only, as follows;
2 nights -60%of weekly rate
3 nights-70% of weekly rate
4 nights-80% of weekly rate
5 nights-90% of weekly rate
We also do long let winter breaks- Please contact owner to discuss rates.school holidays and Christmas/New year are high season prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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