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Two Storey Converted Barn In Quiet Village With Spectacular Views Of Wensleydale

Bedrooms 1
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Barn in Preston under Scar, Nr. Leyburn, Wensleydale, Yorkshire, England - Patio And Outdoor Seating And Bbq Facilities, Large Viewing Terrace With Pond

The Old School Barn is a detached 2 storey stone building situated in the owners' garden and is ideal for couples looking for a comfortable and peaceful break. The large double bedroom has a large, south facing window with spectacular views across to Penhill. A stroll to the bottom of the garden reveals a panorama encompassing Wensleydale from the Hambleton Hills in the east to the valleys and plateaus up dale to the west. The village stretches out along the stone escarpment and the houses are predominately around 200 years old having developed over the years into terraces as the spaces have been filled with cottages. There is a church (St, Margaret's), a small playpark and a village hall which holds regular social events including a soup lunch each Wednesday. Behind the houses on the north side of the street is The Stanney - a woodland footpath immediately below the Scar. It's a great little spot to have a wander or a sit on a bench to admire the views.

There are lots of local events throughout the year. Take a look at for those closest to us. They include the following:

29 February - 11March: Tournament of Song

8 April: The Wensleydale Wander

14 April: Middleham Stables Open Day

17-18 June: The Festival of Food and Drink

27 May - 10 June: The Swaledale Festival

23-24 July: 40's Weekend

26 August: Wensleydale Agricultural Show

Mid-September: The Brass Band Festival at Hardraw.

Check out Tennant's Auction House and Garden Rooms for events at any time of the year.

More Details

Jan Jowett
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, School French; Basic Portuguese;
Calendar last updated:
July 25, 2017

About Jan Jowett

We are Jan and Chris Jowett, a couple of born again northerners who came back "home" to our roots a few years ago from darkest London, where we ran a small building company.

Chris then spent three years converting both the barn and his torso into a woderful thing to behold. The barn, I'm very pleased to say, still remains so but unfortunately, Chris' physique has inevitably returned to that of the trencherman and Bacchanalian that destiny had always decreed it was going to be.

Jan in the meantime, made him his dinner and faffed around in the garden.

We look forward to meeting you.

Jan Jowett purchased this barn in 2005

Why Jan Jowett chose Yorkshire Dales

We bought the property to "do up", sell and move on, in a quest for the perfect place to live but after literally a couple of weeks, particularly as we had met about 20 of our new neighbours, that plan went right our of the window and we decided to stay!

(We lived in London for 30 years and didn't meet 20 neighbours).

Preston under Scar is a wonderfully friendly village. There's no pub or shop and there's no through traffic. When we have a street party, we just do it, no one else knows or cares!

What makes this barn unique

We are in the middle of Wensleydale, which itself is in the middle of "The Dales".

That means that Aysgarth Falls, Middleham and Bolton castles, Hawes, Richmond, (more castles), "The Buttertubs", and dozens and dozens of river and moorland walks, are either right on our doorstep, or no more than half an hour's scenic drive away.

But seriously.... we don't believe that anything you see will better the view from the barn's own garden terrace!


Hawes Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Spacious and light double bedroom with underfloor heating. Flat screen TV/DVD. Dressing table and chair, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Large window facing south over Wensleydale. Smaller west facing window. Pitched ceiling with beautiful oak A frame.
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting small game
Notes on accommodation: The Barn is a detached two storey stone building situated in the owner's garden. Please note that we do not take dogs. We have underfloor heating, but not air-conditioning. Outside: Guests have full use of a spacious patio adjacent to the rear door of the barn. This is equipped with a large table and chair and a BBQ. Guests are welcome to treat all of the garden as their own, including the large terrace and pond at the bottom. It's a lovely spot to watch the sun go down over Wensleydale while sipping your beverage of choice. On occasion you may have to come on down and share the view with us. We love it too! Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen included and replaced at changeover. Extra will be provided for stays over a week. Property is cleaned at changeover. There is a vacuum cleaner in the property and equipment for light cleaning, if required. Dishwashing materials provided.


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Two Storey Converted Barn In Quiet Village With Spectacular Views Of Wensleydale
average rating of 5.0 based on 19 reviews


  • 5 of 5



  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay and were able to make the best of the February weather. We hope you can visit again when the days are a warmer and the garden is at its best. Thank you for your review and for taking the trouble to upload it. Jan
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Wonderful Wensleydale

  • 5 of 5

A return trip to Preston under Scar ......just as good as the first time! Except this time accompanied with rain, rain and more rain. On the positive side, it made the waterfalls and rivers very impressive.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Yes indeed! The weather couldn't have been much worse, so double the thanks for the positive review.
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Perfect get away

  • 5 of 5

My boyfriend and I stayed for 5 days and it was exactly what we needed. The area is very peaceful and there are numerous walks to other little towns and 'attractions' (e.g. Bolton Castle). The place has a beautiful view and a very relaxing atmosphere.

The Barn is absolutely fantastic; clean, tidy, cosy, all in good condition, very comfy bed, all necessary things in the kitchen. All furnished to very high standards.

The owners were very helpful throughout our stay.

We definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

Jan and Chris made me very welcome. Everything was on hand in the barn which was finished and furnished to a very high standard. I couldn't find anything to fault and would highly recommend the property and the location

  • Submitted: May 12, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Yorkshire Break

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely few days at the Old School Barn. The accommodation was very good small living area but cosy, Bedroom was a good size and a very modern bathroom, underfloor heating, a really comfy bed and television.

Jan and Chris were very nice people and were very kind to my husband and I, as my husband was ill when we arrived.

Had a good outside area, lovely garden and the views were fabulous.

We would highly recommend this property.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Chris and I were happy to help and thankfully your holiday wasn't spoiled by your husband's illness. We appreciate your review!
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Excellent property, with a beautiful location and setting

  • 5 of 5

Owners very helpful and attentive, lovely views and perfect relaxing atmosphere.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Forbidden Corner
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Leeds Bradford
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Ferry
70 Miles
Nearest Golf
8 Miles
Nearest Train
26 Miles
Nearest Motorway
18 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Car: recommended


Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle airports are about 2 hours by car. The smaller Tees Valley Durham is about 1 hour. Use of a car is definitely recommended, unless you are an avid cyclist or walker. If arriving by ferry, Hull is around a 2 hour drive away and Newcastle slightly less.


Shops, banks, laundrette, pubs, restaurants and market in Leyburn 3 miles away. This is served by an occasional bus and there is an attractive footpath over 'The Shawl'. The 2 local pubs are both about 1.5 miles and again can be accessed by scenic walks. Both serve good food. Bolton Castle is within easy walking distance and other castles at Middleham and Richmond are a short car ride away. Nearby waterfalls include the most famous Aysgarth (7miles) and also Redmire, West Burton and Hardraw.

Further Details:

We are a mine of information about where to shop, eat and go sight seeing and are happy to suggest activities. There are brochures and information in the barn and also a local Ordnance Survey Map.


Rates & Availability

Hawes Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
August Break 1
Aug 8 2017 - Aug 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
Augist Break 2
Aug 19 2017 - Aug 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
August Break 3
Aug 29 2017 - Sep 1 2017
3 night minimum stay
Early Autumn
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 11 2017
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Payment may be made by card on the Owners Direct website, by cheque, BACS or Paypal. If guests need to cancel we will do all in our power to re-let, but if this proves to be impossible, then payment may be forfeit. If a booking is made less than four weeks before arrival, then arrangements will be made at time of booking. Upon completion of the booking process we will send email confirmation and a copy of our Welcome Pack which provides additional information about our Barn and our area.

Changeover Day:
Friday or Saturday is preferred changeover day, but other requests will be considered.

Notes on prices:
Last minute prices may differ. Short stays available depending upon time of year and availability.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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