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The Hay Barn - Slingsby,

Hovingham, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 4
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 2
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Spa Facilities
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Lovingly converted barn in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors
  • Contemporary style perfectly paired with period charm
  • High ceilings and roaring fires create an ambient setting
  • Private use of hot tub for a touch of luxury
  • Excellent shared facilities including a mini gym, spa and games room
  • Can be booked alongside The Stables for large groups
Property code: G0146

This beautiful barn conversion is an ideal rural retreat for guests seeking a place to relax and unwind, surrounded by stunning woodland, lush pastures and miles of rolling hills.

Set within the western reaches of the North Yorkshire Moors, this impressive property is located on the edge of the pretty village of Hovingham, which features several pubs, a shop and a tearoom. Don your walking boots and navigate the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, or perhaps venture by car to explore exciting places such as Castle Howard 5 miles away, or the Yorkshire Arboretum 6 miles away.

This luxurious holiday home is spacious and light-filled, framed by high ceilings and finished with stylish decor. Overall it is a contemporary haven, but rustic details such as wooden beams and exposed brickwork hint of the property's rustic former life. The cosy kitchen also offers a traditional feel, featuring everything you need to prepare hearty farmhouse-style meals. The formal dining room offers a social space with large wooden table taking centre stage; it's the perfect place to enjoy time gathered together. Retire to the lounge with a nightcap in hand, embracing the warmth of the open fire. Upstairs, each bedroom is presented beautifully, with glamorous fixtures, and sumptuous beds; each bedroom has an en-suite. Two of the bedrooms feature a mezzanine level, offering guests excellent hideaway for some well-deserved quiet time.

Step outside to discover a private enclosed garden that's ideal for leisurely drinks and hot tub for your exclusive use. Indulge in a dip before dining al fresco under the stars. A visit to the shared spa facilities on site is definitely in order for further pampering, indulging in a treatment and sauna session. If healthy competition is more your cup of tea, challenge the troops to an evening in the games room instead.


Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 double bedrooms (All can be configured as twin beds upon request at time of booking)
  • 4 en-suite bathrooms
  • Range cooker and hob, microwave, toaster, dishwasher
  • Combined washing machine and tumble dryer
  • Private outdoor hot tub and BBQ
  • Shared access to mini gym, spa treatment room, sauna and relaxation area
  • Shared use of games room with table tennis, pool and table football
  • Wood burner in lounge and dining room
  • Off road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Shop and pub within 1 mile
  • The Stables can also be booked to accommodate larger groups of up to 14 people
  • TV/DVD in lounge
  • 2 additional single beds available within one of the bedrooms, please note there is an extra supplement of £75 per additional person
  • Hot tub - please note the hot tub is not available after 10.30pm and hot tub guidelines must be abided by

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Marion.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Toby, 23rd February 2019

Fantastic barn conversion with excellent facilities for all the family. Very friendly owner and always on hand if needed.

Reviewed by Confirmed guest, 28th November 2018

a perfect cottage everything we could have wantedwe will definately book this cottage again

Reviewed by Pauline, 30th October 2018

Brilliant cottage for us - dogs had safe place within garden and good off road walks to nearby villages. We had mixed weather which meant we made full use of the fantastic games room. We used the hot tub between showers too!Inside facilities were clean, plentiful and comfortable. (We even managed to make a full Sunday lunch for 8 without any problRead moreems. ) Hide

Reviewed by Andrea, 2nd October 2018

The Hay barn was a lovely place to spend my Husband's 50th birthday . The place was beautiful , very well equipped, the beds very comfy and spotlessly clean , would have loved to stay for the week .Thanks to Stuart for being very accommodating and for a great stay.

Reviewed by Jodie, 5th June 2018

Beautiful setting luxurious feel would definitely recommend and would definitely return xx

Reviewed by Trish, 2nd June 2018

My family and i just spent 4 nights at the Hay Barn to celebrate my 60th birthday. We were lucky with the weather, but even if it had been cold & wet we still would have enjoyed our stay here.The place is very luxurious, and of course we enjoyed the hot tub, the sauna, the exercise suite and the games room, but for me just sitting in the hot tub wiRead moreth my early morning cup of tea watching the birds that was my joy.The rooms are lovely, the beds are comfortable and i liked the thick curtains that shut out all the light, i slept well and of course it's very quiet in that area.The W.C arrangements could be 'awkward' if you like complete privacy as they are not contained in a room where you can shut the door and be private, and i'm not sure my husband was altogether happy at having to use ours when it was basically just behind a screen in our room.The Hay Barn has everything you could possibly need, the owner has thoughtfully provided things you may want to use, from an iron to a Bose sound system and the kitchen is well stocked with all manner of kitchen items. I particularly enjoyed using the Nespresso machine.The living room has comfortable leather sofas and chairs with a large screen tv, and the whole place is very impressive.My husband and i were happy that we could do a work-out each evening in the mini gym like we do at home, my daughter and her partner enjoyed having a sauna.... my son enjoyed the walk over to the Grapes pub, and of course we all enjoyed the gas fired BBQ.We would recommend this holiday home to anyone who wants a peaceful retreat for a few days. Hide

Reviewed by June, 29th May 2018

The Hay barn was just the perfect place for a family get together. It is beautifully furnished & roomy the games room and hot tub were great fun. In stunning countryside. We had a warm welcome from the owner. Could not fault the Hay Barn and will defiantly be back.

Reviewed by Danielle, 15th May 2018

We hired the Hay Barn for a hen do & it did not disappoint. The cottage was lovely, really clean and had everything we needed. Good location and the games room and hot tub made it extra special.

Reviewed by Michelle, 25th April 2018

We had an amazing Hen weekend for my Daughter. Amazing location. Owner very friendly and hopefully will return in the future xxx

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