|Minimum Stay||2 - 6 nights|
ground floor bedroom with king size bed and en-suite. Pretty 1st floor bedroom, with single bed. Character 1st floor double bedroom with beams (restricted head room in one corner of room).
Large en suite bathroom to ground floor bedroom with wet room area. Large main house bathroom with deep bath and walk in shower.
fully equipped kitchen with electric cooker, hob, microwave,dishwasher,large fridge/freezer and shared use of fully equipped laundry room.
Fully equipped laundry room is shared by family and guests.
Large double vaulted lifestyle living room with comfortable settes to lounge around and relax. Flat screen TV/DVD and Nintendo Wii games console .Full length French windows allow sunlight to filter through and bathe the room with natural light.
Log burning stove in living room ( free supply of logs) to keep cosy in the winter , as well as underfloor heating.
The barn is cleaned before guests arrive . Large fluffy towels provided and all beds made up with crisp cotton shee
The Barn & Hayloft (****Tourist Board rating) are part of a lovely Georgian farmstead set in lush arable countryside. Situated just one mile from the picture postcard village of Bishop Monkton which boasts a babbling brook housing ducks and their baby ducklings and 2 country Inns. There are 15 acres of paddocks and fields to enjoy as well as a large wildlife pond with Indian runner ducks and moorhens as well as sometimes a heron. Yet not far from this haven of calm, are the beautiful and sophisticated town of Harrogate and the medieval cathedral city of Ripon. Bike rides are popular and the farm is on a designated bike route. There are rabbits and wild deer to see as well as pet donkeys and hens. Something for everyone young and old.
I am Angela and own Pottery Lane farm with David my Husband, a doctor in Leeds. We live in the main farm house with our dog,ducks,hens and donkeys.We both work locally and the guests have the free run of the grounds most of the day if they wish. We have 5 grown up children who come sometimes to visit.
Angela Beck purchased this barn in 2011
We wanted to move to the counrty once our 5 children had left home.We fell in love with Pottery Lane farm which is peaceful and rural yet still close to harrogate and all it has to offer.The best of both worlds.
The farm is set back from the lane and is peaceful and secluded. The duck pond and ducks are relaxing and funny to watch.
The Barn was everything and more. Thanks to the weather we ate out in the lovely private garden most evenings and the children loved the antics of the animals.
Thanks for a truly relaxing holiday.
Alex, Carol and the kids.
This was our second stay on Pottery Lane Farm, the first time being in the Hayloft.
The Barn was ideally suited for our family of 4 and we were greeted by Angela on the first day to help us settle in.
Our two boys loved the pond with the ducks and the chickens, also the donkeys in the fields who always came over to say hello!
You have your own courtyard with an outdoor table and chairs, perfect for alfresco dining. I couldn't see a BBQ but we had bought our own.
The barn itself has all the facilities you would need, two bathrooms, a massive fridge freezer, tv and dvd player. There is also a shared laundry room next door. The wifi was very intermittent, but that's no bad thing having a break from the internet too :)
Located pretty much in the middle of North Yorkshire we were able to explore the Dales and the Moors in the weeks stay we had there- easily accessible to nearby Ripon and Harrogate, we had such a lovely relaxing holiday.
We will definitely enjoy a return visit.
The barn is in a brilliant location, in idyllic countryside and yet only a few miles from the A1. Within a few miles in all directions you can visit some outstanding places of interest and be walking in wild places of breathtaking natural beauty.
The barn itself is tucked away near a small village and was everything we hoped it would be. We were a party of 2 couples in our 60's and so the 2 double bedrooms and 2 bathrooms worked well for us. The barn has everything you need for an enjoyable stay. We ate out and in and apart from the cooker extractor which was waiting to be fixed everything was to hand. However it could do with a pointer to the light switch to the kitchen area which was a little hard to find.It's down by the right hand side of the fridge! We used the table quite a lot and found there really wasn't quite enough room in that area. Maybe a rethink on shape , size or location would be good. But these were all minor things and in no way affected our enjoyment of the place. It is clean, light and airy and the outlook from the living area of the paddocks with the donkeys and the wonderful skies was really special. The Indian runner ducks and chickens were great fun too. Even at the end of September, the barn garden was a great place to sit and relax and soak up the atmosphere of the place.
Angela, the owner who lives in the nearby farmhouse, was really helpful and friendly but kindly kept in the background so that we always felt that we had the place completely to ourselves. Much appreciated.
We visited Newby Hall, Fountains Abbey, RHS Harlow Carr gardens near Harrogate, Ripon, Pateley Bridge and great swathes of the glorious Yorkshire countryside and loved every minute.
The staff at the Masons Arms in Bishop Monkton were very friendly and provided really good, reasonably priced food without a booking.
I can imagine that the barn would be a great place to stay at anytime of year and we wouldn't hesitate to book again or recommend it.
The whole experience of booking, finding and staying at The Barn went like clockwork. The accommodation was spotless and comfortable and just big enough for me, my husband and 2 friends. It was also ideally placed for easy access to Harrogate, Knaresborough and York.
With the lovely donkeys, ducks (who seemed to appear in a convoy from nowhere when they thought you might feed them!) and the resident friendly pooch we were in our element.
Any drawbacks? Nothing major ... the wifi connection was a bit iffy and, as my friend mentioned to me, the dining table could probably do with being oblong to give a bit more room. Other than that it was pretty perfect!
The location is wonderful. Having the fields and pond on sight was superb. My daughter loved the Donkeys, chickens and ducks. The bedrooms and bathrooms are superb and every attention has been given to the décor. The kitchen was amazing with large American fridge freezer. (I want one now!) & the nearby town of Bishop Monkton was pretty & had the Masons Arms pub which was top class on all accounts. Ripon & Masham (Black sheep brewery great with nice café inside) were lovely to visit and so close to Harrogate and the park and ride for York. The only thing I have to say is that the living room looked nothing like the pictures and we were disappointed. The sofa was low and lumpy which was not good for our elderly parents and wasn't the one in the photos. Also the TV cabinet was a large red distressed sideboard which wasn't in keeping with the high standards of the rest of the house. Everything else though was great and we have recommended to friends & family but would strongly suggest new photos so people see what they are getting.
In all the years of my coming home to Yorkshire,I have never quite found exactly what I was looking for until I stayed at the Barn. Elegant,comfortable,spacious and with every possible creature comfort one could hope for,this is my spot from now on. The owner is the epitome of a perfect hostess,fresh flowers everywhere,an ample supply of staples,luxurious bedding and towels ,and even apples from the orchard and eggs from the chickens. The location is superb,quiet and rural, but only minutes away from great pub food and shopping. Near-by Ripon,Harrogate and York are amazing towns and all worth a visit,especially when returning"home" is to this wonderful,private and sumptuous haven.
Special interest holidays:
Ideally located for sightseeing, walking and cycling.The property is on a National Cycle Route (Way of the Roses No 688 ) , which is mostly gentle undulating , quiet lanes.We have an assortment of bikes to borrow free of charge.
Harrogate 7 miles, York 24 miles, Ripon 1 mile.
RHS Harlow Carr gardens 6 miles,National Trust Fountains Abbey 3 miles, Ripley castle and gardens 4 miles.
Leeds/Bradford airport is 40 minutes drive. A car is recommended here to get around.
The quaint and peaceful village of Bishop Monkton with its babbling brook and
country inns is one mile away. The fashionable spa town of Harrrogate is 8 miles away. The medieval cathedral city of Ripon is 1 mile away. Fountains Abbey is 3 miles away.City of York 24 miles.