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Barn Conversion With Views Over Village Green And Open Meadows



Updated: 05-Sep-2016
Holiday Accommodation near York, Yorkshire, England - Spacious, Contemporary Decor In Peaceful Location Very Close To York

The barn is located in Nun Monkton a traditional village in beautiful Yorkshire Countryside, on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Nidd. The village houses and cottages are dotted round a maypole and duck ponds, and footpaths give you direct access over the meadows to the rivers for long riverside walks. Round your walk off with a drink or meal at the village pub, The Alice Hawthorn. York, Harrogate, The Yorkshire Moors and The Dales are all short drives away. There is an excellent farm shop at the end of Pool Lane which specialises specialises in local meat, their own home cured bacon and sausages. They also have their own bakery for freshly baked bread in the morning. If you regularly shop on the internet, both Sainsburys and Tesco deliver to the village.

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

I have lived in Nun Monkton for over thirty years and had a Good Food Guide recommended restaurant in York . When I retired from the demands of restaurant life, I become involved in the wine trade and was a tutor for the Wine and Spirit Education Trust. My travels have taken me all over the world and there is still a lot more to see. I am a keen gardener; enjoy tennis and golf and walking in the North Yorkshire Moors and Dales with friends and my Norfolk terrier, Victor.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

Lane End Barn is gorgeous and we have all had a fabulous relaxing and enjoyable week. Great barn, great village, great location. Highly recommended. Thank you Boo.

We have had a wonderful first stay at your beautiful barn. Enjoyed every minute of our week, very relaxing. We will definitely be back.

What a fabulous base for exploring York and all around it. Thanks to Boo and Victor for their warm welcome. The Alice Hawthorn restaurant and pub is to be recommended - particularly the bread and butter pudding. A lovely holiday stay!

We all had a lovely time in the barn and felt very at home. I really liked the nice view and the swing over in the trees. I liked being in the countryside and also liked going to the Yorkshire Dales and Moors. I liked seeing the old castles and all the abbeys.

Easy to recommend the barn to others and know they will not be disappointed. See you again.
Oct 2011
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


A perfect haven in the Yorkshire countryside!

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful week over Easter staying at Boo's beautiful barn. It felt like a home from home, with enough space for our family of 4 to spread out. Boo had thought of everything and we felt particularly welcome, arriving to the kitchen table set out with tea and biscuits and the log fire was idylic!

The barn is a topsy turvy lay-out that works perfectly to ensure that the main living area (upstairs) has a glorious view of the countryside. Despite the barn being on the owner's land, we weren't disturbed and felt we could come and go as we pleased.

Nun Monkton is a quaint little village, with a school, church and pub and a few houses! The pub is immaculate and the food was amazing - we would thoroughly recommend, even for children!

A special thank you goes to Boo... we have a 5 year old who unfortunately left his sleep toy all tucked up in bed at the barn, while we had returned home. Boo very kindly popped it in the post for us a few days later.

The barn is also perfectly located, just a 5 min drive from the Poppleton Park and Ride - we visited the National Train Museum in York to see the infamous Flying Scotsman and also enjoyed the Castle Museum. Stockfeld Park was also a fun day out (we celebrated our 5 year old's birthday there!), there are also a few National Trust places Benningbrough Hall and Fountains Abbey which are in driving distance and had excellent Easter Egg trails...

Thank you - we will be back!

Louisa, Gary, Thomas (aged 7) and Finnley (aged 5)

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Finally a place of peace and calm from everyday chores! Lane End Barn has everything one can wish for. On a cold evening the log burner with its dancing flames gives warmth not that its needed with full central heating. " Boo" has mixed the modern with the old and everywhere you look shows taste and quality. Standards are very high. The beds are very comfortable and cosy. The lighting throughout has the wow factor with spot lights in the lounge area and stairs giving a feel of welcome. Bathrooms are clean and modern. The kitchen has everything you can ask for not that you need it in the evenings as there is a local " pub " just down the lane. Well done and thank-you for a wonderful stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 23, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks Guy. It was a great pleasure to meet you and your daughter and look forward to your next visit with your wife, Rachel.
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  • 5 of 5

delightful atmosphere and ambiance in this quite and pretty village.Archetypical village green with pond ,Morris dancing pole and pub with excellent restaurant .The house and barn were presented to a very high clean standard with all the usual conveniences that one would expect from a highly appointed country retreat.The hostess was helpful and non intrusive .

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

Reasons for buying property in this location I arrived in Yorkshire 30 years ago by accident having sold a restaurant in Essex. I was staying with friends who suggested I looked at a cottage in Nun Monkton which was for sale. I fell in love with the place, bought it, opened and restaurant in York and kept a horse in the barn. When the restaurant was sold it was clear something drastic had to be done to stop the barn falling down. I took a gamble and embarked on a full scale conversion. The horse had to go, but I have had a lot of happy guests in his place since.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Leeds Bradford at 30 Miles Nearest Barpub : at 500 Metres Nearest Golf : at 4 Miles Nearest Train : at 3 Miles Nearest Motorway : at 5 Miles Car: necessary


If you fancy a day at the coast Scarborough is just over an hour from York and there are the scenic towns of Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Staithes just a bit further North.


It is important to have a car if you are staying at the barn.


York is 10 miles (approx 15-20 minutes) and Harrogate 14 miles. The nearest station is just over 2 miles. Park and Ride for York ten minutes drive.

Further Details:

York boasts a rich historical legacy stretching back 2000 years to the time of the Romans. Visit York Minster, the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe, The jorvik Centre, walk the medieval city walls or shop in the Shambles. Castle Howard and Harewood House two of England's grandest country houses are just a short drive. Beningbrough Hall can be seen across the river in Nun Monkton. Rievaulx and Fountains Abbey, both in Magnificent settings, give a tast of the life of a medieval Cistercian Monk.

We are spoilt for choice when it comes to gardens. Harlow Carr, the RHS garden in the North, is situated just outside Harrogate and other lovely gardens include Newby Hall, Constable Burton and Scampston Hall.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Rate 18
16 Sep 2016 - 20 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Rate 19
21 Oct 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
28 Oct 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
23 Dec 2016 - 5 Jan 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A 50% non-returnable deposit to be paid at the time of booking is required for full week holidays and weekend breaks. The balance is payable 8 weeks prior to the start of your holiday. Booking requests can be made by phone or email.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day for us is Friday. Guests are asked to arrive after 15.00 and vacate the barn by 10.00 on the day of your departure.

Notes on prices:
High Season £555. Mid Season £445. Low Season £325.
Short Breaks, 3 nights. Mid Season £295. Low Season £225.

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From the Owner

Nun Monkton is the most glorious village and I count myself very lucky to live here. Apart from the charm of the place, with its maypole, duck ponds, a church boasting pre Raphaelite stained glass windows and a pub with fabulous food, we are just ten minutes from a York Park and Ride and have easy access to the North York’s Moors and The Dales. The grade 2 listed barn is carefully converted, warm and cosy with a log burning stove and great views over the village green and open country. I am on hand in case of emergencies but know too that privacy is important. Friends and family often stay in the barn and they are my fiercest critics. If it's good enough for my 85 year old mother ......

Property Type

  • barn


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Television

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 has a bath with Aqualisa shower, toilet and wash basin. Shower room for bedroom 2 has an Aqualisa shower, toilet and wash basin.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 is light and airy bedroom with double bed. Bedroom 2 has two twin beds.


  • Golf ...

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Consistently rated four star in Quality in Tourism ratings. Outside: There is a car port next to the barn where a car can be parked safely and under cover. There is no garden although we are right next to The Green which is a large grassy open space. Utility Room: A place to hang coats and store muddy boots next to the warm boiler. The utility room also houses a washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer. You will also find an iron and ironing board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen are provided and the barn is cleaned and linen changed once a week.

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