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Two Storey Converted Barn In Quiet Village With Spectacular Views Of Wensleydale

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

About the property

Barn in Preston under Scar, Nr. Leyburn, Wensleydale, Yorkshire, England - Patio And Outdoor Seating And Bbq Facilities, Large Viewing Terrace With Pond

The Old School Barn is a detached 2 storey stone building situated in the owners' garden and is ideal for couples looking for a comfortable and peaceful break. The large double bedroom has a large, south facing window with spectacular views across to Penhill. A stroll to the bottom of the garden reveals a panorama encompassing Wensleydale from the Hambleton Hills in the east to the valleys and plateaus up dale to the west. The village stretches out along the stone escarpment and the houses are predominately around 200 years old having developed over the years into terraces as the spaces have been filled with cottages. There is a church (St, Margaret's), a small playpark and a village hall which holds regular social events including a soup lunch each Wednesday. Behind the houses on the north side of the street is The Stanney - a woodland footpath immediately below the Scar. It's a great little spot to have a wander or a sit on a bench to admire the views.

There are lots of local events throughout the year. Take a look at welcometoleyburn.co.uk for those closest to us. They include the following:

29 February - 11March: Tournament of Song

8 April: The Wensleydale Wander

14 April: Middleham Stables Open Day

17-18 June: The Festival of Food and Drink

27 May - 10 June: The Swaledale Festival

23-24 July: 40's Weekend

26 August: Wensleydale Agricultural Show

Mid-September: The Brass Band Festival at Hardraw.

Check out Tennant's Auction House and Garden Rooms for events at any time of the year.

More Details

Owner
Jan Jowett
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, School French; Basic Portuguese;
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2017

About Jan Jowett

We are Jan and Chris Jowett, a couple of born again northerners who came back "home" to our roots a few years ago from darkest London, where we ran a small building company.

Chris then spent three years converting both the barn and his torso into a woderful thing to behold. The barn, I'm very pleased to say, still remains so but unfortunately, Chris' physique has inevitably returned to that of the trencherman and Bacchanalian that destiny had always decreed it was going to be.

Jan in the meantime, made him his dinner and faffed around in the garden.

We look forward to meeting you.

Jan Jowett purchased this barn in 2005

Why Jan Jowett chose Yorkshire Dales

We bought the property to "do up", sell and move on, in a quest for the perfect place to live but after literally a couple of weeks, particularly as we had met about 20 of our new neighbours, that plan went right our of the window and we decided to stay!

(We lived in London for 30 years and didn't meet 20 neighbours).

Preston under Scar is a wonderfully friendly village. There's no pub or shop and there's no through traffic. When we have a street party, we just do it, no one else knows or cares!

What makes this barn unique

We are in the middle of Wensleydale, which itself is in the middle of "The Dales".

That means that Aysgarth Falls, Middleham and Bolton castles, Hawes, Richmond, (more castles), "The Buttertubs", and dozens and dozens of river and moorland walks, are either right on our doorstep, or no more than half an hour's scenic drive away.

But seriously.... we don't believe that anything you see will better the view from the barn's own garden terrace!

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Hawes in North Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • barn
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Small, but beautifully formed shower room with spacious quadrant shower and adjustable Grohe shower head. Heated towel rail and underfloor heating.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Spacious and light double bedroom with underfloor heating. Flat screen TV/DVD. Dressing table and chair, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Large window facing south over Wensleydale. Smaller west facing window. Pitched ceiling with beautiful oak A frame.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
Notes:
Notes on accommodation: The Barn is a detached two storey stone building situated in the owner's garden. Please note that we do not take dogs. We have underfloor heating, but not air-conditioning. Outside: Guests have full use of a spacious patio adjacent to the rear door of the barn. This is equipped with a large table and chair and a BBQ. Guests are welcome to treat all of the garden as their own, including the large terrace and pond at the bottom. It's a lovely spot to watch the sun go down over Wensleydale while sipping your beverage of choice. On occasion you may have to come on down and share the view with us. We love it too! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included and replaced at changeover. Extra will be provided for stays over a week. Property is cleaned at changeover. There is a vacuum cleaner in the property and equipment for light cleaning, if required. Dishwashing materials provided.

Reviews

Exceptional! 5/5 -
(17 traveller reviews)

5

PEACEFUL BREAK

  • 5 of 5

THE PROPERTY IS SMALL AND PERFECTLY FORMED!

IT HAS EVERYTHING WE NEEDED FOR A SHORT BREAK. A VERY COSY COTTAGE, WE LOVED THE UNDERFLOOR HEATING..THE VIEWS FROM THE COTTAGE ARE AMAZING. THE DARK SKIES MADE STAR WATCHING INCREDIBLE. THE OWNERS WERE HELPFUL AND WELCOMING. A BEAUTIFUL PART OF THE YORKSHIRE DALES. CONVENIENT FOR ALL OUR FAVOURITE PLACES.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and were able to make the best of the February weather. We hope you can visit again when the days are a warmer and the garden is at its best. Thank you for your review and for taking the trouble to upload it. Jan
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5

Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Jan and Chris made me very welcome. Everything was on hand in the barn which was finished and furnished to a very high standard. I couldn't find anything to fault and would highly recommend the property and the location

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Yorkshire Break

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely few days at the Old School Barn. The accommodation was very good small living area but cosy, Bedroom was a good size and a very modern bathroom, underfloor heating, a really comfy bed and television.

Jan and Chris were very nice people and were very kind to my husband and I, as my husband was ill when we arrived.

Had a good outside area, lovely garden and the views were fabulous.

We would highly recommend this property.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris and I were happy to help and thankfully your holiday wasn't spoiled by your husband's illness. We appreciate your review!
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5

Excellent property, with a beautiful location and setting

  • 5 of 5

Owners very helpful and attentive, lovely views and perfect relaxing atmosphere.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

bijou barn with magnificent views

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from The School Barn, so named because the bedroom used to be a Dame school. Designed and built by the owners,it was very warm and well-equipped. Out of the rear windows and door, Penhill looms in the distance. We had a lovely time walking from the door to a selection of pubs nearby. To be recommended!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello June. Thank you for your lovely review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we wish you luck with the house hunting.
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Quality Conversion

  • 5 of 5

We have just had a lovely 4 night stay in The Old School Barn. The barn is a quality conversion carried out to the highest standard....always helpful to have a builder as an owner! The huge bedroom is particularly impressive with fabulous views, which I am sure will be in even better in the Spring and Summer. The living/dining area is compact, but contains everything you could possibly need.....and I loved being able to keep an eye on what was cooking while watching my favourite TV programme. Well, I was on my holidays! Furnishings, crockery etc is all of very good quality and the underfloor heating is lovely. Jan will regulate this if you are too hot or too cold.Ther are lots of good walks directly from the village and Richmond is a short drive away....for those wet days. This was our first time walking in the dales, but we look forward to returning when the weather is better...and we can take advantage of the lovely garden. I would recommend The Old School Barn without any hesitation. Thanks, Jan and Chris for a lovely break.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 22, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It is so heartwarming to receive a review as complimentary as yours! Thank you for taking the time to write in such detail. Your feedback will be very helpful and informative for prospective guests. More than anything, we are pleased that you had a comfortable and enjoyable break in the Barn and in our beautiful area. You will be very welcome if you return! Jan and Chris
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Short Late May Break
30 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
 
 
June Break
26 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
 
 
Summer Short Break
15 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
 
 
August Break 1
8 Aug 2017 - 10 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
 
 
Augist Break 2
19 Aug 2017 - 21 Aug 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
 
 
August Break 3
29 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
 
 
Early Autumn
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
5 night minimum stay
£275
for 5 nights
From
£55
£325
 
 
Autumn
7 Oct 2017 - 11 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£165
for 3 nights
From
£55
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£180
for 3 nights
From
£60
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payment may be made by card on the Owners Direct website, by cheque, BACS or Paypal. If guests need to cancel we will do all in our power to re-let, but if this proves to be impossible, then payment may be forfeit. If a booking is made less than four weeks before arrival, then arrangements will be made at time of booking. Upon completion of the booking process we will send email confirmation and a copy of our Welcome Pack which provides additional information about our Barn and our area.

Changeover Day:
Friday or Saturday is preferred changeover day, but other requests will be considered.

Notes on prices:
Last minute prices may differ. Short stays available depending upon time of year and availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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