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Emerald's Barn

York (12Miles), North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5
star
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Luxury
Romantic
Tennis Court
Rustic
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
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At a glance

• Spacious and luxurious accommodation with wood burner and large en suite
• Play tennis on the court, spot wildlife in the garden or spend the day in nearby York
• Grade II-listed former granary, converted to the highest standard

Property code: G0057

The property is approached along a private road, surrounded by open fields, with views to rolling hills and woodland. As well as the beautiful landscape, there is an abundance of wildlife; foxes, hares, badgers and roe deer are frequent visitors, as are buzzards, kestrels and skylarks, with swallows darting in and out of the buildings in summer. Stillington is the nearest village, 2 miles away, and has a shop and a choice of pubs. There are more extensive facilities within a short drive. York is 12 miles away, with must-see attractions like the gothic Minster, Railway Museum and Yorvik Viking Centre. There is an abundance of thriving market towns nearby, wonderful rural walks, and Whitby and the Yorkshire Coast are in easy reach.

No attention to detail has been spared in the conversion of this former granary, which forms part of the original Grade II-listed farmhouse and buildings. It is the only holiday cottage on the site, with the owners living across the courtyard garden in the farmhouse. They are at hand if needed, but your privacy is assured. Inside, the unusually spacious property includes almost 1,000 square feet of living space, with stylish décor and a high-end finish. The interior is warm and comfortable, featuring an open-plan living area and fitted kitchen. The lounge area is complete with a wood burner, while the kitchen is equipped with all the amenities you'll need to prepare homecooked food before sitting down at the farmhouse dining table, perfect for two. There are also two outdoor terraces for al fresco meals when weather permits. Upstairs, the true character of the 200-year-old granary is revealed, with A-frames and purlins exposed. The bathroom is large, with a freestanding bath, a separate shower and a WC, while the double bedroom, with a super king bateau lit (sleigh bed) is amazingly comfortable. Open the glazed doors in the gable end to enjoy the views of the Yorkshire Wolds from the delightful Juliet balcony, or watch deer or hares in the nearby fields.

Outside, you'll find a sheltered stone terrace with table and chairs, so you can sit in the sunshine and drink in your picture-postcard surroundings. For enthusiasts, there is a tennis court available by arrangement, or you can put your boots on and set off on a walk from your front door. You are welcome to make use of the large barn next door which is perfect for storing bikes, while parking is never an issue in this rural situation. Dogs are not permitted, but you will meet the owners’ three friendly spaniels; any more would be a crowd.

  • 1 super king-size bedroom
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower and WC
  • Oven, hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge and ice box
  • Wood burner (between November and March there is a £25 per week charge for unlimited logs - payable to the owner directly)
  • LCD TV and Sky
  • Two terraces for outdoor meals
  • Tennis court available for use upon arrangement
  • Pub and shop within 2 miles
  • Regret no toddlers/children. Babes in arms welcome, guests to provide their own cot.
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Rachel Stowe

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Rachel.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Gill, 26th April 2024

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Fabulous quiet and relaxing location. Beautiful property. A lovely welcome from the owners. Brilliant for walking.

Reviewed by R, 16th February 2024

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A fantastic place to stay, well designed throughout and very welcoming. Ideal location for visiting York and other sites and not too far from pubs and restaurants.

Reviewed by Martin, 9th February 2024

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A truly lovely place to stay, tastefully decorated with all the facilities that you'd expect to find, creating a cosy and relaxing environment. A great rural location but with amenities not far away and lots of nearby places of interest to visit. Very helpful owners and a very welcome 'welcome' pack.

Reviewed by Joanna, 24th November 2023

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Beautiful peaceful rural location with stunning views, comfortable, tasteful cottage, hospitable hosts and thoughtful extras on arrival, highly recommended particularly for a wonderful, romantic break.

Reviewed by Tracy, 20th October 2023

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Wow what an amazing find. Emerald Barn has everything you could want and more. Tim and Claire are so friendly, but without being intrusive. Lots of special treats for us on Arrival which was really appreciated after a long drive. The woodburning stove is wonderful after a day out visiting the surrounding area.

Reviewed by Dee, 29th September 2023

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Lovely converted barn in a beautiful setting - location provides the perfect getaway! Lovely walks close by and the market town of Helmsley is a good place to visit for a couple of hours with plenty of nice coffee shops and little gift shops - the Ginger Bear in particular! The Curious Coffee Company is a great coffee shop in Easingwold with deliciRead moreous coffee and scones. Would recommend the Durham Ox pub in Crayke - great atmosphere & delicious food. Tim & Claire friendly and on hand if needed. Hide

Reviewed by Nigel, 22nd September 2023

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Reviewed by Dermott, 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by Geoffrey, 3rd September 2023

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This is a gem of an accommodation. The only criticism, if one can call it such, is that the owner has underplayed what a wonderful cottage and location is provided. The location is well off the beaten track situated as it is in the middle of green fields yet just 5 minutes from the lovely village of Stillington. The owners are receptive and helpfulRead more without in any way being intrusive. If someone is looking for an upmarket cottage in North Yorkshire it will be difficult to find anything better. Hide

Reviewed by Richard, 14th July 2023

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Reviewed by Nick, 30th June 2023

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Stunning cottage in rural location. Well equipped and thoughtful and welcoming owners. Lots to do in the area including National Trust and Yorks attractions. Local pubs offer good food and a warm welcome. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Ann, 16th June 2023

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Lovely cottage, well appointed, fantastic quiet location and the owners very welcom8ng and helpful.

Reviewed by Julia, 19th May 2023

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I would thoroughly recommend Emerald's Barn to any one looking for a comfortable, well appointed home from home. It is in a beautiful rural location ideal to rest and recuperate or as we did, use it as a base to explore, York, Whitby, various stately houses, RHS Harlow Carr and the surrounding area and walks. Lovely scenery is just outside the windRead moreows, along with a lot of wild life. My partner and I will go back again. Tim and Claire are very helpful, friendly, and nothing is too much trouble. Hide

Reviewed by Ian, 14th April 2023

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Our stay last week at Emeralds Barn was very enjoyable. The accommodation and location were excellent! We also got very lucky with the weather! Our hosts Tim and Claire were very helpful and considerate. Thanks again for the bubbly and card for Angelas birthday, it was much appreciated.

Reviewed by Rick, 18th March 2023

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Outstanding property. Great location. First class hosts. Looking forward to a return visit. An absolute delight!!

Reviewed by Jack, 27th February 2023

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Faultless property and perfect hosts - thankyou very much indeed!

Reviewed by STUART, 18th February 2023

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Beautifully appointed barn conversion in the middle of farmland with generous, friendly hosts on site. Easy 25 minute drive into York.

Reviewed by Francis, 22nd December 2022

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We spent Christmas at Emerald Barn and when we arrived the Barn had been beautifully decorated with Christmas and even the log fire was going so it was cozy and warm on arrival. Tim and Claire were lovely hosts and nothing was any trouble ! Such an idyllic barn and beautiful location . Stillington is the nearest village and we had a lovely meal at Read morethe White Bear which I highly recommend. I booked Christmas Day lunch at the Bay tree also in the village and this was such an amazing lunch ! Hide

Reviewed by David, 9th December 2022

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Clean, peaceful, warm. Great hosts too.

Reviewed by Marilyn, 28th October 2022

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Reviewed by Joanne, 21st October 2022

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A lovely cottage in a very peaceful location. Great for exploring local villages and beautiful countryside. There is also easy access to the centre of York via the Park and Ride.

Reviewed by Fiona, 14th October 2022

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A relaxing stay in a very well appointed cottage. Emeralds Barn was very comfortable and the attention to detail was great, not to mention the lovely setting. Would love to return.

Reviewed by Michele, 30th September 2022

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The loveliest of accommodation in perfect surroundings. Located in easy reach of coast and moors plus historic cities such as York. Perfect place for a relaxing break.

Reviewed by Martyn, 16th September 2022

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Reviewed by Helen, 22nd July 2022

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Reviewed by Jennifer, 15th July 2022

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Reviewed by Joanne, 10th June 2022

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Emerald Barn is all you could ask for and more. Everything you need is there. Beautifully situated just north of York it is an excellent base to see a lot of the County. Lovely places to eat within easy distance include The Bay Tree in Stillington, The Durham Ox in Crayke and The Plum & Partridge in Husthwaite. All in all Emerald's Barn is the perfRead moreect place to relax and charge your batteries. Hide

Reviewed by Peter, 20th May 2022

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Extremely comfortable accommodation, in a very peaceful location. This is the perfect escape from the every-day world.

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