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Holiday Cottage In An Idyllic Rural Setting

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Cottage in Manor Farm, Little Habton, Nr Malton, N.Yorkshire - Peaceful Location On A Farm, With Lovely Views Of The Howardian Hills, Cows Grazing In the Field

This property was a cow byre, and then flower arranging rooms it has now been converted to a beautiful holiday cottage, the living area has its original beams and is very light and airy with 4 doors out to the garden. The bathrooms especially are exquisite, and the furnishings of a very high standard. There is underfloor heating throughout and a log burner. 2 bedrooms +2 onsuite bathrooms. Large living area with dining sitting and kitchen

Camilla Tetley
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
June 28, 2017

About Camilla Tetley

We are a large farming family, l arrange flowers for all occasions and used to do silk flowers. My husband is ex army and farmed as well as ran racecourses.

Camilla Tetley purchased this barn in 1970

Why Camilla Tetley chose North Yorkshire

We have farmed this farm for 2 generations but were not using the buildings. The buildings were disintegrating and depressing us so we decided to do them up and convert them to a holiday cottage. This has been a great success done by 2 local boys within walking distance, one was a plumber and one an electrician who could both build.

What makes this barn unique

This property is very quiet on a farm with cows looking over the fence, the view of the Howardian Hills is lovely but you are also within easy distance of moors, sea, dales and some beautiful villages with good eating places. The cottage has been purpose built for disabled as we have an ageing Mother and we are not too young ourselves ! We are unique as it is just one unit so very peaceful with a very sheltered garden you can enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

This a new conversion and new let. it is now our 3rd year and lots of people return, it is getting better all the time . Definitely luxurious, a very high quality.
Jul 2013
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Malton Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Both bathrooms are en-suite and tiled throughout with underfloor heating. Bathroom l large, wheel chair friendly shower, bath, wc, basin and bidet bathroom 2 shower, basin, and wc.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 superking sized bed. Bedroom 2 Two 3 ft beds which can be made into a double.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: Decoration and furnishings to a very high standard. Underfloor heating throughout. Log burning stove. The log basket will be full when you arrive and the fire laid,after that logs can be sourced in Malton. Outside: Large secluded sheltered courtyard lawn. Patio with ample space for BBQ and alfresco dining. 2 tables one for breakfast in the sun, one which can seat 6 with an umbrella to have supper on in the evening sun. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels provided per week. Cleaning when there is a changeover.


Exceptional! 5/5 -
(12 traveler reviews)

Holiday Cottage In An Idyllic Rural Setting
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews

Excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Listing,location and layout excellent. Bedroom on each side of living room and kitchen, superb shower and bathrooms, best layout of any rented holiday home. All mod cons in a beautiful country setting with easy access to all Yorkshire 's many attractions.Friendly yet unobtrusive hosts - no need for any additional service - everything provided - including a welcoming bottle of wine, milk and delicious cake! No hesitation in recommending the Cow Byre to anyone looking for an ideal holiday let.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, it is indeed very peaceful, with 2 short walks on the farm, there is now a very good House Book with all the information about days out and local eating places. Most people return so l hope you do too. Camilla
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Excellent property for a family stay near York

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over Easter with two primary school aged children. Malton and Pickering are both short drives away, making this cottage an ideal location to explore the North York Moors, the Coast and York, as well as being within 5 minutes drive of Flamingoland.

The cottage is still relatively new and has been converted to a very high standard. It's fair to say that all of the rooms are huge, creating a fantastic feeling of space and light. Even at Easter, the property was warm, with good heating and a log burner in the living room.

The kids loved running up and down the main living area and playing in the huge lawned area which is enclosed on three sides. We loved the little touches, that were pretty much everywhere in the cottage, making it feel like we were at home. This includes the unexpected Easter Egg!

The owners were very helpful and made sure we had everything we could want. Even their pets were friendly. All of us enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to go back.

  • Submitted: Apr 19, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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This is a beautiful property excellent location

  • 5 of 5

This was our 4th visit to this property and we love it. We have always stayed in winter and the wood burning stove makes it warm and cosy. The cottage is furnished comfortably and everything feels excellent quality.

The views from the windows are across open fields and there is a lovely garden to use with outside furniture. We still used it in the winter having two boys who love to run around outside!

The owners are always very friendly and accommodating.

The location is excellent being close to the many attractions. Scarborough and York are both about 45 minutes away. The town of Malton is about 10 minutes away and full of nice shops and cafes. We have also visited Eden Camp, Flamingo Land and Castle Howard all of, which are less than half an hour away.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Do keep coming back lovely to see the boys grow up and thank I got your kind remarks Camilla
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Stunning property, beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures for this property do not really do it justice, this barn conversion is stunning and set in an equally beautiful location! The property was very clean with the owner providing lovely little touches like vases of fresh flowers, a bottle of wine and some homemade cake upon arrival. The property is private, peaceful and quite and is central to many great places to visit such as Castle Howard, the picturesque village of Helmsley, the steam trains at Pickering, the sweeping Moors, and the stunning coast line including Robin Hoods Bay. We really enjoyed our stay here and would fully recommend it to anyone who would like a slice of luxury living in the stunning North Yorkshire countryside.

  • Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind remarks about the Cow Byre, extremely kind I am over whelmed. Yes it is a very private place but still has a lovely view. I enjoy letting people in and listening to the wow factor. Do come again. Camilla
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A wonderfully calm, spacious and relaxing place.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful high-quality conversion, perfect for a family, in the heart of rural North Yorkshire, surrounded by hills and the incredible big sky. We stayed for nearly a week and completely lost track of time and days. There are walks straight out of the door and excellent local pubs, including one with Chinese takeaway, but if you don't mind a drive you are close to York, the Moor, Whitby and Runswick Bay, Castle Howard, steam railways, farm shops and some beautiful towns and villages. We managed all these things and still spent time relaxing with the wood burning stove, watching a movie and enjoying the incredible bed. Thanks to wonderful hosts we felt like part of the family and hope to be back again soon.

The McGavin family

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Forget the Rest. This is the BEST!

  • 5 of 5

After a hectic Christmas and New Year with our business we couldn't wait to get away to our favourite cottage. Forget the weather - yes it was raining! We were in a superbly warm, cosy and so homely cottage AND log fire all ready burning away for us! What service. Cake, a bottle, that wonderful bed! First morning it was gone 10.00am before we woke.. So relaxed. And the addition of the DVD player helped us relax by sitting near the fire and totally chilling out in front of that huge TV. Another exceptional week. Thank you so much Camilla & Christopher for making us feel so at home. True friendly hosts. And loved meeting Frodo Tetley Baggins! Oh yes - We'll be back! Reg & June

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Great Habton
Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Malton, Kirbymoorside
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Great Habton
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
Scarborough, Filey, Whitby
Car: necessary


Scarborough and Whitby 25 miles away. Many pretty fishing villages, Robin Hoods Bay, Runswick Bay, Staithes where the painters congregated, Sandsend with a good beach.


Leeds Bradford 60 miles approx. Malton station is 5 miles away with good connecting trains from York. Regular trains to Scarborough.


Castle Howard 5 miles (stately home and beautiful walled rose garden), Malton 5 miles, Helmsley 14 miles pretty with wonderful shopping, York 27 miles. Pickering NYMR 6 miles. Sledmere 15 miles Stately home. North York Moors 7 miles away and are very good for walking, the wolds are the same distance and also good for walking. Lots of beautiful gardens to visit. Good shopping in York as well as museums.

Further Details:

A vey good pub at Little Habton with delicious food, could walk. The Talbot Hotel in Malton with James Martin as chef, and many other places to eat nearby.


Rates & Availability

Malton Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
summer holidays
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

Changeover Day:
Changeover date is Saturday. the beds will be made up for you with towels put out. Light tea provided.

Notes on prices:
Long week-ends are the same amount as a week more or less Payment by bank transfer or cheque

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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