Welcome to The Barn
This is a luxury 5* self-catering barn conversion. In the early part of 2008, we restored an old barn creating an interesting contemporary holiday home with a mixture of textures, colour and light. It really is our ‘Grand Design’, with rustic architecture sitting comfortably with a contemporary but cosy style. Added to this there are two splendid, professionally designed gardens. One an Italian styled pebble courtyard full of structural plants and shapes with large wooden seated area for family meals, the other is a hidden gem for a romantic evening with champagne catching the evening sun.
This unique holiday home offers amazing space and style for those seeking a holiday in the North York Moors with a contemporary style, giving plenty of room to stretch out and relax.
The style and furnishings are of high quality and modern finishes. The ‘Grand Design’ of the Barn meets building regulations for the stairs and mezzanine bedrooms; you may wish to look at the photos and consider whether younger members of your party would be appropriate to use them. Contact us to make your specific arrangements – we are here to help make your holiday special.
For those seeking a romantic break the cleverly designed kitchen is a chefs delight and we are happy to help you organise a delightful indulgent evening with an expert chef to cater for you. For professionals needing a bolthole away from the tasks of daily living, The Barn provides excellent accommodation, and you can bring Nanny with you!
The spaces work well as the main meeting point for a family gathering or for a group of friends who want to take more than one cottage. The dining table extends to seat 10 comfortably and there are two comfortable sitting areas and a spacious garden to spread into.
We would like to keep The Barn and the furnishings to a high standard for the enjoyment of all our guests. Unfortunately, this means that we cannot have pets or smoking.
For more intimate moments, there is a snug, cosy sitting room, with a second flat screen TV and DVD player. The wood burning stove makes for a relaxed atmosphere in which to unwind on a winters evening. A splendid sleeping area, with separate dressing area on a mezzanine floor, is accessed up the elegant glass and walnut stairs. The blue wet-room with central power shower and the utility room complete this part of the Barn’s accommodation.
At the south of the Barn, accessed by a separate walnut stairs is the sumptuous twin mezzanine bedroom looking out across original barn beams. The twin beds will convert into a huge double bed on request. Below is a magnificent bathroom with a deep bath and separate power shower, toilet and basin. Next to it is a room, which doubles as a study, or it can be converted to a single bedroom and is suitable for less-able guests. Underfloor heating throughout the Barn makes for a comfortable, uncluttered space.
Parking is in the yard by the entrance to the Barn. This cottage is next door to a working farm so you may be aware of the arable and beef farming cycles. The garden attracts a variety of birds including tits and goldfinches close to the Barn. For you also to enjoy, are the Hall’s grounds with its mature trees, wonderful structures, trampoline, paddock and woodland area.
We stayed at The Barn for a week and only wish it could have been longer. From the design of the living accommodation to the choice of furnishings and household equipment, every aspect of The Barn has been very carefully considered and executed to a very high standard. We couldn’t have been more comfortable and would definitely like to stay again.
Tim and Noelle are very gracious and welcoming hosts – the cream tea on arrival, home-baked bread and supply of local milk, eggs, bacon and sausages for breakfast on our first morning, was a lovely touch, along with fresh flowers in the living room and bedroom. Our host’s expert local knowledge was also very helpful and Tim gave us some great tips on what to see and do, where to buy local produce and the best places to eat out – we can certainly recommend The Star Inn at Harome if you want to treat yourself.
We also took advantage of the home-cooked meals service available at Noelle’s Cottages from Zaks Homemade. It was a real treat not having too cook or think about food shopping during our holiday. We placed our orders in advance for the week and when we arrived back at The Barn on an evening, we’d find our daily menu choices in the fridge with instructions – everything is designed to cook at the same temperature for the same length of time, so all we had to do was put the food in the oven – it really couldn’t have been easier and everything was so tasty, we we didn’t cook at all during the whole week.
Noelle’s cottages is definitely one of the best self-catering holidays we’ve ever had – we really hope to be able to visit The Barn again soon.