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Beautiful, Restored Georgian Barn Set In 15 Acres Of Rolling Grounds And Pond

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Converted Barn and Hayloft in Harrogate, Yorkshire, England - Rural Idyll, Yet Close To The Victorian Spa Town Of Harrogate

The Barn & Hayloft 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.

The Barn is a lovely brick and stone cottage on our farm.It is private and has its own entrance and enclosed garden which faces onto the paddocks and large wildlife pond.It catches the afternoon and evening sun, and gusts can enjoy eating out al fresco in the summer months. We provide a BBQ on request.The grounds are a haven for wildlife.Herons, owls, canada geese,hedgehogs and once a year young roe deer foraging for food.We keep donkeys, hens, ducks and plan to get pigs and pygmy goats in 2018 for the guests to enjoy. The barn is well equipped, with sheets and duvets, fluffy towels,a fully equipped kitchen, and everything else you would expect to make your stay a happy one.The Barn is let all year round. Summer finds our guests enjoying the private garden, and in winter snuggling around the cosy log burning stove .There are plenty of lovely country pubs nearby for eating out, as well as good restaurants.The elegant spa town of Harrogate is a great day out, for shopping and eating.The famous city of York is close and the enchanting Fountains Abbey just a few miles away.We are at the gateway to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and there is some spectacular walking on your doorstep or just a short car ride away.

More Details

Angela Beck
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
March 16, 2018

About Angela Beck

I am Angela and own Pottery Lane farm. We have a friendly dog,ducks,hens and donkeys.I try to greet guests once they have settled in but then , tend to leave them to their own devices.I am around to assist in emergencies.

Angela Beck purchased this barn in 2011

Why Angela Beck chose Harrogate

We wanted to move to the country 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.

What makes this barn unique

The farm is set back from the lane and is peaceful and secluded. The duck pond and ducks are relaxing and funny to watch.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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.
Aug 2011
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Harrogate Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • smoking allowed ...
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , ground floor bathroom with walk in shower and separate bath
    Shower room 1 - toilet , shower , wet room with large walk in shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , 1 baby crib , ground floor master bedroom with en suite wet room
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1st floor double bedroom
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single , pretty single bedroom on 1st floor
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Notes on accommodation: Free Wi Fi in both cottages.The larger cottage sleeping 5 ( The Barn) has free netflixs for viewing wide range of films/TV programmes ( play it again) The Barn sleeps 5 and the Hayloft next to it sleeps 2. The cottages can be booked separately or for larger groups of up to 7. Outside: The Barn has its own private garden which catches the evening sun. There are wooden table and chairs and a parasol for confortable outside eating. NB The adjoining field has a pond. The Hayloft has a choice of sitting out areas , on the decking jetty next to the large pond or in the gardens.


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Beautiful, Restored Georgian Barn Set In 15 Acres Of Rolling Grounds And Pond
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All we hoped it would be!

  • 5 of 5

The barn was so comfortable and full of charm. Angela gave us a warm welcome and we felt quite at home. What a quiet, lovely farm setting!

  • Submitted: Sep 24, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The Barn, Pottery Lane Farm

  • 5 of 5

Warm welcome from Angela and very helpful. Peaceful setting and a beautiful barn conversion. Good facilities and a super master bedroom and en suite. Well placed for exploring the region. Good pubs anf inns nearby for eating out. Would stay here again.

Loved it

  • Submitted: Sep 10, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Although we had a good holiday in the barn there were a few negative points.

  • 3 of 5

The barn and location were good. There were 5 of us staying in the barn, two couples and a single. The upstairs rooms are quite small with sloping ceilings so if you are tall beware! The space downstairs is of a good size although the kitchen area is small but has a great fridge/freezer which was put to good use. The extractor fan wasn't working when we arrived and also the dishwasher needed repairing.

The outside patio area was quite nice when the sun was out but needed cushions on the chairs and also a bbq would have been a benefit. The donkeys came to greet you when they saw you walking over to them and very friendly as was the lone chicken who tried to get into the barn!!

The two bathrooms were adequate but the main one did smell a bit (sewerage).

We all had a good time in the barn but felt that it needed updating and freshening up and needed a good clean.

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Lovely Barn Stay Experience.

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in this cosy, comfortable barn. A very peaceful, pretty setting and a good out of town location for attractions like Nidderdale Llamas and Skipton canal boats.

  • Submitted: Jun 27, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A Great Time

  • 5 of 5

We have returned from a super stay at the Barn, we all enjoyed ourselves very much.

For the younger ones the donkeys were a great hit.

A most relaxing place to stay in the countryside but near enough to Ripon for those essentials.

We took the opportunity to cycle,walk and visit the Dales enjoying the Wensleydale

Creamery and Hardraw Force waterfall.

A great time had by all and we would strongly recommend the Barn as a lovely place to stay.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your comments, and good to know you enjoyed your stay. We are busy hatching chicks and ducklings for our guests to enjoy.
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Delightful location, building and owner.

  • 5 of 5

My family had I had a wonderful stay at "the Barn". The building had enough space for five and appliances that made cooking meals very easy on the nights when we didn't want to dine out. The Barn was clean and well maintained and the location was a dream with friendly chickens and donkeys to delight my children. It was extremely easy to get places of interest when we wanted to but loved the fact that we could escape to the peace and quiet of farm whenever we desired. I would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: May 29, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Leeds /bradford
Car: recommended

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.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning charge $41.55
Pet Fee $41.55
pets $41.55

Booking Notes:
Initial enquiries and availability to owner. Non refundable Deposit of 15% due at booking. Balance payable 8 weeks before the commencement of the holiday/stay. No smoking in the property. ( There is a private garden just outside Barn entrance if you wish to smoke) No pets (unless pre- agreed with property owner)

Changeover Day:
Flexible change over days. Guest should arrive after 3pm and depart at 10 am.

Notes on prices:
We do short breaks, in mid to low season only, as follows;
2 nights -60%of weekly rate
3 nights-70% of weekly rate
4 nights-80% of weekly rate
5 nights-90% of weekly rate
We also do long let winter breaks- Please contact owner to discuss holidays and Christmas/New year are high season prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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