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Stunning, Luxury Barn Conversion, Situated On A Working Family Farm

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Barn in Kexby, Nr. York, Yorkshire, England - Kexby Is Situated In A Rural Location Only 5 Miles From York City Centre And Its Many Attractions

Ivy cottage is a luxury 3 bedroom barn conversion, newly restored for 2012 situated on a working farm near the village of Kexby. Original features combined with contemporary touches ensure a comfortable and luxurious stay. Ivy cottage has a large garden and car park with picnic/BBQ area which is solely for the use of residents. There is a wealth of things to do in the area, York city centre is only 5 miles away and its famous 'park and ride' is only a five minute drive taking you to York's many wonderful visitor attractions such as York minster, Yorvik Viking Centre, the Shambles, Castle Museum, Clifford's Tower, National Railway Museum etc. Ivy cottage is ideally situated for touring the east coast, North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Pickering, the Yorkshire Dales, Elvington Air Museum, Harrogate and Leeds.

Member since: 2012
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
20 June, 2018

About Jayne

Kevin grew up at Ivy House Farm, Kexby, in 1985 married Jayne and we have both worked on the farm since then. In the year 2000 Jayne opened a pet shop and put plans in motion to convert an old farm building and pig sty into Ivy Cottage. This has been a long project, but we wanted Ivy Cottage to be a stunning and comfortable place, with high standards, which we would love to stay in ourselves.

What makes this barn unique

Ivy Cottage is located on the family farm with open views of the countryside but close to York city centre, York Maze, Elvington Air Museum, MacArthur Glen Designer Outlet and is also ideally situated for the east coast, Leeds, Harrogate, the Yorkshire Dales/Moors.

There are several villages nearby which have good pubs/restaurants and other local amenities so everything required for an enjoyable holiday is close to hand.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in York in Kexby

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , En suite bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bathroom adjacent to bedroom 1
  • Luxury en-suite bathroom to bedroom 2 with Bath/shower, wc, washbasin, heated towel rails Contemporary main bathroom comprises of large shower, wc, washbasin, heated towel rail.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Cot
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Double Bed , Situated on mezzanine floor
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1: Large bedroom with Kingsize bed, lots of storage, flat screen tv/dvd Bedroom 2: Large twin bedroom with exposed beams, en-suite bathroom, lots of storage, flat screen 32" tv. Spiral staircase to Mezzanine floor with double bed, tv/dvd
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • golf
Notes on accommodation: A welcome basket is supplied for your arrival so you can put your feet up after a long journey. We provide plenty of Tourist Information leaflets for the surrounding area. Travel cot and highchair are available on request. Outside: Decked area leading to a private lawned garden which is not overlooked with round picnic table that seats 8, 2 large sun loungers, table and 4 chairs and BBQ. Parking is off road and private to the rear of the property. Utility Room: Washing Machine, tumble drier, Ironing Board, Iron, BBQ Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is thoroughly cleaned after each guest and fresh towels, tea towels and bedlinen are provided for your stay. For longer stays clean bedding and towels are supplied weekly.


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Stunning, Luxury Barn Conversion, Situated On A Working Family Farm
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews

Lovely mini break away!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing cottage-we’ve just returned from a 3 night stay here in very cold winds and snow. The cottage was so cosy and warm even with a wind chill of -10! Everything was first class and we had a lovely relaxing stay. We will recommend to family and friends and would definitely go back!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely beautiful barn In lovely location, fantastically equipped 5*

  • 5 of 5

Really lovely barn, nice little welcome pack on arrival, Jayne was there to welcome us as we arrived & showed us round. The barn was decorated beautifully, has really good working showers, comfy beds & the kitchen has everything you could possibly need. Beautiful views from the back of the barn and a lovely little garden with a bbq. Perfect location for park and ride into York whilst not being in a too busy spot. Would definitely recommend and will look forward to returning.

  • Review Submitted: 04-Mar-2017
  • Date of Stay: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stratford upon Avon, Warwickshire


  • 5 of 5

The cottage was lovely, really clean.

There was everything you would need and more.

The beds were really comfortable and some lovely sheets! (Hotel quality) Room decor was really attractive.

Kitchen equipment was excellent, all the little extra were there.

I took my 89 year old father, it was perfect for him as most of the property was one one level.

Really good size garden with seating and a BBQ

Heating , hot water and Internet was plentiful!

Would highly recommend, lovely place to stay.

Sarah and Peter.

p.s if the fence at the back had been lower, you would have a great view of fields and the cows grazing (but maybe the pay could end up in the garden with you!)

  • Review Submitted: 21-Sep-2015
  • Date of Stay: September 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Stoke on trent

Couldn't have wanted for anything more.

  • 5 of 5

On arrival, my daughter who was exhausted suddenly found herself too excited to sleep. I have never, EVER seen her excited about a place! The accommodation was excellent. Large clean spaces, well equipped, luxuriously furnished, comfortable, beautiful views, warm (heating controlled by thermostat - which was fab - I always worry about my baby being too hot/cold). We only stayed for a couple of days and ate out on the whole as we had plans to meet friends but the catering facilities were first class, everything you would need (am I'm very fussy). Will absolutely recommend it to anyone and everyone and we will be back x

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
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Use of car recommended due to rural location. Nearest airport Leeds/Bradford approx 45 minutes by car. York railway station is 5 miles away in the city centre.


The nearest village with pubs, fish and chip shop, supermarket, post office, newsagents, pharmacy and butchers is Dunnington which is approximately 1 mile away (less than 3 minutes by car). Dunnington also has a large newly refurbished children's play area.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in York, Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
12 May 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 13 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
28 Jul 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Sep 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
for 5 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made by telephone or email. A non returnable deposit is required to confirm booking of 25% of total cost. The balance of the rental is payable 4 weeks prior to arrival. Cancellations made within four weeks of arrival will not be refunded unless we can re-let the property for the same dates. Ivy Cottage is fully non-smoking and we do not accommodate pets.
We do not take a breakage deposit but damages would need to be paid for.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is our preferred changeover day, but out of season this can be flexible. Arrival at the property is after 3.00pm and the property should be vacated on the day of departure by 10.00am.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks are possible out of season (minimum stay is 3 nights)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Cancelled bookings will not receive a refund.
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