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Converted barn in heart of Burnsall, view of village green, river Wharf & Fells

Bedrooms 4
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Barn in Burnsall, Wharfedale, Yorkshire Dales, England - Close to Dalesway and other riverside walks. Walking distance to excellent village pub and shop.

A very attractive and characterful converted stone barn right in the heart of Burnsall which is one of the most popular villages in the Yorkshire Dales.

There are stunning views from the barn of the village green with the fells beyond. Only 100m metres from the excellent village pub (The Red Lion) and riverside walks which form part of the Dalesway long distance footpath.

Burnsall has a small village shop, cafe and ice-cream kiosk for the essentials.

There is an attractive village green and across the river there is a gravel beach where the family can play in the shallow river and BBQ all day for a nominal charge.

More Details

Jeremy Smith
Member since: 2014
Speaks English, French
Calendar last updated:
12 March, 2018

About Jeremy Smith

We are a family of five with one well behaved Golden Retriever called Alfie which we occasionally take for summer holidays. We visit Burnsall regularly and love the setting close to amenities but with glorious views, walks and pubs.

Jeremy Smith purchased this barn in 2007

Why Jeremy Smith chose Burnsall

We have owned the Village Barn since Easter 2007 having fallen in love with it on a weekend visit to Burnsall. Burnsall is place that gets under your skin in Spring, Summer Autumn or Winter there is always something to see or do.

The river and shingle beach next to the village green is great fun for the family.

Alfie, the dog, always gets excited when we pack our things for a trip to the barn. The walking in the area is lovely and fairly easy if you stick to the river walks, becoming more challenging if you tackle the hills.

The pubs serve excellent beer and food and are situated on a choice of circular walks ranging from 15 miles to 200m!!

What makes this barn unique

The barn is located in the heart of the village and very close to the pub, shop, cafe and river walks.

It is peaceful and restful with lovely views but at the same time not isolated.

The wood-burner is great when you just want to snuggle up and read a book after a long ramble and pub lunch!!

Guestbook comments from the owner

This is newly on the rental market although we have owned the barn for over 7 years. Many of our friends and family have used it and thoroughly enjoyed their stay.
May 2014
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Burnsall in Burnsall

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • river
  • village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Family bathroom with travertine floors and walls. Shower, basin and wc, velux window. En-suite with cast-iron roll top bath, wc, basin, velux window. Both bathrooms are upstairs.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 8 (4 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with comfortable King bed, Bedrooms 2 and 3 with twin beds, Bedroom 4 with a double bed. Bedroom 2 is en-suite (bath, wc, basin but no-shower) Bedroom 1 has an excellent view of the village green.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • autumn foliage
  • caves
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • sailing
  • caving
Notes on accommodation: We welcome 1 well behaved dog, if you have more than 1 dog please speak to us first. This is a wonderful little home in a beautiful village in the heart of the dales. Very close to the route of Le Grand Depart Tour de France in July 2014. Outside: Patio, BBQ, outside table and chairs for 7/8 people. Parking in the drive for 1 car with further free parking on the street nearby. Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble drier, fridge and freezer. Pegs for hanging wet clothes and storing shoes etc. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linen, 1 bath towel and 1 hand towel provided and changed weekly. Cleaning is carried out at the end of the week. We would ask that our guests keep the house in reasonable order as this is our second home and we're very fond of it! Other: Dining room with oak table for 8 people, oak benches and folding slatted wooden chairs, two small leather chairs and small wood burning stove. Play room/ kids TV room with TV, Playstation 2, some games, books, DVD's etc.


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Converted barn in heart of Burnsall, view of village green, river Wharf & Fells
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews

Comfortable home in a beautiful setting

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from a fabulous break at Village Barn in Burnsall. The cottage was an ideal base for 4 couples and our dog. The place is really well equipped, clean and felt very homely. We ate at the Red Lion next door the first day but didn't go back as it was a terrible meal - maybe we were just unlucky? After this we walked the river walk to Appletreewick and ate at the New Inn. The meals were fabulous on both visits. We were lucky with the weather and did lots of walking to take in the stunning scenery - the walk to Grassington was fabulous and we had a lovely cream tea to fuel us up for the walk back 😋. I would definitely recommend this place and we will be returning in the future. Thank you Jeremy and family for sharing your home with us.

  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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weekend break

  • 5 of 5

A superb barn conversion in an idyllic setting.

I would not hesitate to recommend this cottage for a holiday stay. We had different age groups in our party & it suited all. Plenty of crockery, cutlery & glassware in the fully equipped kitchen (not just 8 of everything like some rentals!), comfy couches & beds, dining table large enough to seat everyone & room on the drive to fit 2 cars.

Get booking people!!!

Karen x

  • Review Submitted: 03-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: March 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect stay location for family wedding

  • 5 of 5

Our 2 families stayed here for the weekend--2 adults with 5 & 8 yr old boys, and 2 more adults with 5 month & 3 yr old girls, whilst our younger sister got married next door in the Red Lion. It was perfect. The close location to the Red Lion meant that we could pop on back during the wedding day to feed the baby, have a quick snack, have a rest. The property was great for our kids too. Lots of games to play with and lots of rooms so that we didn't feel like we were overcrowding each other.

When we arrived, the place was lovely and clean and had all the amenities one could need for a stay--wifi, washing up liquid, tea towels, wood for the wood burners, even bits and bobs in the larder if need be. Being a conversion, this place had a quirky charm and lovely architectural features. The bedrooms, 2 doubles and 2 twins, were perfect for all of us.

We all loved it and it was certainly an added bonus to the fabulous wedding weekend.

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Magical Christmas break

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the barn over Christmas, and we couldn't have asked for a better property, or location. It was perfect!

The barn was fully decorated for the festive period which was greatly appreciated.

The property is fully equipped and very comfortable. We had 5 adults and 2 kids and we didn't get under each others feet. The games room/den was a perfect hideaway for the kids.

The pub is at the bottom of the drive, and the views and countryside outside are beautiful. Although there isn't a great deal in Burnsall (granted everything would have been shut while we were there anyway), it's close to a number of attractions including Bolton Abbey and Skipton Castle. Just being able to get out for a walks, into the surrounding landscape was really special.

I'm so glad we found this property, it made it Christmas. We'd all happily return.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fabulous cottage!

  • 4 of 5

My family and I stayed at the cottage over the Christmas week! It has everything you could ever ask for. There was 6 of us and we were never on top of each other (so 8 would be great too!). The location is perfect with stunning views! I fell in love with Burnsall and can't wait to go back again! Jeremy was very helpful leading up to our stay and answered all our questions and very kindly made recommendations etc! such as the Red Lion for Christmas Day! amazing!! :) Wonderful and comfy beds, lovely big bathroom (only one shower, 2 toilets), I would highly recommend this cottage!

Thanks again!

  • Review Submitted: 05-Jan-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Burnsall BArn

  • 5 of 5

Eight of us enjoyed a long week-end in this delightful barn conversion. The accomodation was as described and was clean and well equipped with everything we required.

The location, both in terms of the village and the wider surroundings, is lovely and provides something for everyone.

Jeremy, the owner, was very helpful and I wouldn't hesitate to reommend this accomodation or to use it again.

  • Review Submitted: 29-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: October 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
22 Miles
Leeds Bradford
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
60 Metres
Red Lion Hotel


This is not a beach resort but east and west coasts would be approximately 120 minutes by car.


Approximately 30 minutes from Leeds/Bradford airport.

The barn is in the heart of the village but the village is in a rural location. There is a limited bus service passing through the village on a daily basis and the nearest railway stations are Skipton and Ilkley both approximately 12 miles away.


Grassington 3 miles

Bolton Abbey 6 miles

Skipton 12 miles

Ilkley 12 miles

Harrogate 25 miles

Leeds 30 miles

York 45 miles

Further Details:

There is an very good pub in the village and numerous excellent pubs and restaurants within 5 miles, all of which can be included in a circular walk.

There is a small shop in the village selling basics and gifts.

Nearest bank and Post Office is in Grassington village approximately 3 miles by car or on foot.

Nearest supermarket is in Skipton approximately 12 miles away (25 minutes by car).

There are masses of things to do either as a family or friends. We like to just walk our dog and have lunch in the local pubs or take a picnic.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Burnsall, Yorkshire Dales

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Half Term
26 May 2018 - 2 Jun 2018
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
Summer Holidays
21 Jul 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
Christmas Holidays
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

Pet Fee £0
Changeover &Clean £250
Refundable Damage Deposit £150

Booking Notes:
A booking deposit of £150 must be made to secure the reservation. This booking deposit becomes the security deposit and is returned within 10 days of your departure date, provided there is no damage.

Payment of the rental sum is made in two instalments:
50% at least 60 days prior to arrival date
50% at least 30 days prior to arrival date

For late bookings we will need full payment and security deposit with reservation.

Changeover Day:
Saturday arrival after 3 pm.
Saturday departure by 11 am.

Notes on prices:
Please contact us for short break prices.

Generally from October to May we operate Friday-Friday weeks which means, for instance, you can book Friday-Monday (3 nights) or Mon-Friday (4 nights).

The security deposit is paid at the time of booking. We charge 50% of the rental fee 60 days prior to arrival and 50% 30 days prior to arrival.

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.