Welcome to The Barn
This is a luxurious and stylish self-catering barn conversion. It really is our ‘Grand Design’, with rustic architecture sitting comfortably within a contemporary but cosy style. Added to this there are two splendid, professionally designed gardens. One is an Italian style pebble courtyard full of structural plants and shapes with a large wooden seated area for family meals; the other is a hidden gem for a romantic evening, catching the setting sun. There is a master bedroom overlooking the snug with wood burning stove, a large twin bedroom overlooking the kitchen and living space, and a third room that can be either a study or a third bedroom with a single bed.
This unique holiday home offers amazing space and style for those seeking a holiday in the North York Moors with a contemporary feel, giving plenty of room to stretch out and relax.
The space works 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 its 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 end of the Barn, accessed by a separate walnut staircase, is the sumptuous twin mezzanine bedroom looking out across original barn beams. The twin beds will convert into a superking sized bed upon 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 into a single bedroom and is suitable for less able guests. Underfloor heating throughout The Barn makes for a warm and cosy space even in the cooler months. If you’d like to come on a biking holiday, you can use the adjacent garage to store your bikes, and the hose out front to clean them off.
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. You may also enjoy 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 and the welcome hamper was a lovely touch. Our hosts’ 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.
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.