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Splendid Detached Stone Barn Conversion With Rural Views

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Overview

Property

Updated: 19-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

Barn in Hebden, Nr. Grassington, Yorkshire Dales, England - In the Heart of the Yorkshire Dales

Mill Barn is a splendid detached stone barn conversion on the edge of Hebden village. The open plan living area has under floor heating and a wood burning stove set in a Yorkshire Stone fireplace, with french doors leading to the patio, perfect for enjoying the peace and tranquillity or for alfresco dining on warmer days. Mill Barn is complemented with a blend of quality furnishings to a high standard creating a warm and welcoming country retreat. Surrounded by spectacular countryside it is a haven for exploring the delights of this stunning and tranquil area of the Dales with a footpath down to the River Wharfe just a few minutes walk away. Hebden has a country inn serving meals, shop, tea rooms and there is a regular bus service to Grassington just 1 ½ miles away where the quaint cobbled square has an array of quality shops, inns and restaurants. Grassington is host to various cultural events throughout the year including the Grassington Festival in late June and the popular annual Dickensian weekends in December. Situated midway between Skipton and Pateley Bridge in an area of unspoilt natural beauty, the pretty villages of Burnsall and Bolton Abbey are just a few minutes drive away. Malham Cove and Tarn, Kilnsey Crag, Parceval Hall Gardens and Stump Cross Caverns are all within easy driving distance.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Helen & Gavin Herd
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2017

About Helen & Gavin Herd

The Mill Barn is owned and run by the Herd family, with day to day running undertaken by myself and my wife Helen.

I work and live on the family dairy farm situated in Hebden village alongside my parents whilst Helen works full time in Skipton as well as taking care of our two young children.

Helen & Gavin Herd purchased this barn in 1949

Why Helen & Gavin Herd chose North Yorkshire

Up until 2009 this outlying barn was used to store hay for feeding the sheep and cattle on the family farm but was increasingly redundant given its distance from the main farmstead. Given its proximity to the River Wharfe and its accessibility to the many footpaths, the decision was taken to diversify and convert the barn into a holiday let. After a very busy 9 months (much of the internal work was undertaken by the family) the barn was ‘up and running’ for Christmas 2009 – just!

What makes this barn unique

The Barn is always warm and cosy and its peaceful position means it’s a perfect place to relax. The original beams, large stone fireplace and ‘forking hole’ windows all add character to what is a clean and clutter free property. Every season has its own attractions but Summer is our favourite. The abundance of wildlife on the river (a Kingfisher is regularly spotted), the dairy cows grazing in fields locally (often commented upon by children) and the farmers locally gathering in silage and hay from local meadows.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Wow!! What a wonderful Christmas spent at Mill Barn."



"Of the 60 holiday cottages we have stayed in, this will be the first one we will be returning too."



"This is the fourth time we have stayed at Mill Barn, its such a peaceful, cosy and well equipped cottage - a real home from home."
Aug 2014
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Guestbook comments from the owner

"Wow!! What a wonderful Christmas spent at Mill Barn."



"Of the 60 holiday cottages we have stayed in, this will be the first one we will be returning too."



"This is the fourth time we have stayed at Mill Barn, its such a peaceful, cosy and well equipped cottage - a real home from home."
Aug 2014
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12 Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(12 traveller reviews)

5

Cosy and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

I came to the cottage with 2 5 year olds, they loved the place, very homely, quiet and cosy. This place has everything you need including games to entertain. Would definitely come back

  • Review Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for the lovely comments, we're glad you all enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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5

Perfect little hide away

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxed break with fab views. Lovely place to go and chill out , fantastic walks and friendly people. Defiantly visit again ☺

  • Review Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your comments, we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to visiting again.
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The property was dirty had not been cleaned.we only stayed 1 night then found somewhere else

  • 1 of 5

We had no heating and the property was dirty. We only stayed 1 night and had to find somewhere else to stay resulting in extra cost. We have asked for a full refund as we had to pay to stay somewhere else. We have had no reply from the owners which I find is extremely unprofessional

  • Review Submitted: Jan 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: In response to your review, Heating – the thermostats were turned up the night before but unfortunately this tripped the boiler. We came to the Barn on your return and resolved the issue within 10 minutes, as evidenced by the warmth from the upstairs radiators. Cleaning – the property had been cleaned ahead of your visit and we ask that any prospective guests look at other reviews and make up their own minds if this is justified. Our property is listed with another agent too, and scores 9.8 via the Reevoo rating for cleanliness. Communication – we answered all communications despite the barrage of verbal abuse you gave on the phone and face to face whilst we were fixing the boiler. We immediately emailed to offer you a full refund after your decision to leave and have replied to text messages that were sent. A full refund was processed prior to you writing the review.
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5

Welcoming and well appointed in all respects. We had a very good week.

  • 5 of 5

This is a very nice property in a great location for exploring the Dales. A very nice welcome pack was left for us and was very much appreciated. The kitchen is really well equipped which is especially useful at Christmas. The house was lovely and warm, too. Loads to see and do in the area. We were partly in the area for my mum's birthday and to be with them on Christmas Day so we did not have much time for walking but there are a lot of very nice walks close by. We had a lovely stay and wholeheartedly recommend this cottage.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the lovely comments. We're glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again.
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5

Peaceful seclusion but very convenient

  • 5 of 5

Loved the house and welcome package. Very clean throughout and very comfortable. Location location with fabulous views, and the sounds of the river nearby.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your lovely comments. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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4

very good place to stay and enjoy the Yorkshire Dales

  • 4 of 5

Mill Barn was very comfortable and had all we needed except Wi Fi although this is not essential it would be useful. It is in a very good location for walking, and would certainly recomend it to others It would be good to meet the owners on arrival for a chat about the property and the area

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments. We will continue to monitor the feedback on WiFi (we've had mixed comments - some prefer to escape whilst others would find it useful). We both work full time and lead a busy family life with young children and cannot guarantee to be available on arrival. We hope, and feel, that the extensive welcome pack and detailed information folder including leaflets for attractions in the local area make up for this.
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Location

From the Owner

Up until 2009 this outlying barn was used to store hay for feeding the sheep and cattle on the family farm but was increasingly redundant given its distance from the main farmstead. Given its proximity to the River Wharfe and its accessibility to the many footpaths, the decision was taken to diversify and convert the barn into a holiday let. After a very busy 9 months (much of the internal work was undertaken by the family) the barn was ‘up and running’ for Christmas 2009 – just!

Activity and Interests

Travel:

We would recommend use of a car but several guests have visited using public transport.

Nearest Station - Skipton 9 miles

Bus Service - Hebden to Grassington and onwards to Skipton

Distances:

Nearest pub, shop and cafe in Hebden is a few minutes walk.

Nearest shopping in Grassington (pubs, restaurants, butchers, deli). Skipton (9 miles) large popular market town with major supermarkets.

Further Details:

Mill Barn is situated in Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The landscape is a mixture of rugged hills, open moorland and beautiful lower valleys and hay meadows. Walkers are spoilt for choice! From the barn you can walk to Grassington along the river side - a charming large village with a cobbled square and many fine pubs and cafes, or head down the river Wharfe to Burnsall and Bolton Abbey.

Children can be kept entertained at our steam railways: Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway and the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. Hesketh Farm Park is popular with little ones and the exploring the show caves at Stump Cross Caverns and at Ingleton and Clapham can keep the older ones happy. Brimham Rocks keeps children entertained for hours and for something different how about The Forbidden Corner at Middleham, Nr Leyburn.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Feb Half Term
18 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£350
for 7 nights
£350
 
 
Spring
25 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£171
for 3 nights
From
£80
Fri,Sat,Sun
£400
 
 
Easter
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Late Spring
22 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
£420
 
 
Spring Bank
27 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
7 night minimum stay
£550
for 7 nights
£550
 
 
Early Summer
3 Jun 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Summer
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 
 
Late Summer
2 Sep 2017 - 6 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
October
7 Oct 2017 - 3 Nov 2017
7 night minimum stay
£400
for 7 nights
£400
 
 
Winter
4 Nov 2017 - 21 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£150
for 3 nights
From
£80
Fri,Sat,Sun
£350
 
 
Christmas
22 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£620
for 7 nights
£620
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made by either telephone or email.
Deposit of 25% of total holiday cost is required to secure the booking. Full payment is required 6 weeks prior to start date. Payments by bank transfer or cheque please.
3 night weekend breaks or 4 night mid-week breaks are available outside peak periods, priced at 60% of the weekly price.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover day.
3pm arrival and 10am departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for 7 nights, Saturday to Saturday.

3-4 night short breaks are available outside peak periods at 60% of weekly price

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.
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Facilities

From the Owner

The Barn is always warm and cosy and its peaceful position means it’s a perfect place to relax. The original beams, large stone fireplace and ‘forking hole’ windows all add character to what is a clean and clutter free property. Every season has its own attractions but Summer is our favourite. The abundance of wildlife on the river (a Kingfisher is regularly spotted), the dairy cows grazing in fields locally (often commented upon by children) and the farmers locally gathering in silage and hay from local meadows.

Property Type

  • barn

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • river
  • rural

Attractions

  • caves

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk in shower cubicle, WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail.

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed, 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main Bedroom - Double bed Second Bedroom - Twin beds Travel cot available on request.

Outside

  • Garden ...

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • Notes on accommodation: Oil fired central heating and all electricity included. Basket of logs for stove included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. No Pets allowed. No smoking. Outside: Patio area with table and chairs. Enclosed parking for 2 cars next to the barn. Utility Room: Automatic washer, iron/ironing board and clothes airer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding and towels are provided.

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