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Outstanding Barn Conversion in beautiful north Yorks easy access for all areas.

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

5 Star Barn in Hunsingore Nr Harrogate,Yorks, UK Great Location, 20 Minute York Or Harrogate, Easy Access To Key Beauty spots

Fig Tree Barn is a recently renovated property thoughtfully converted to the highest standards. It is detached and whilst located adjacent to our home, Lund House, it retains full privacy.Visitors now have their own private outside space.The door in the dining/lounge area of the barn leads onto a large and stunning roof terrace overlooking the orchard.Here you can sip your favourite tipple,relaxing on comfy rattan chairs with cushions and stools or watch the sun rising whilst you breakfast around the table or the sun setting in the evening. The barn overlooks an apple tree orchard with far reaching views towards the pretty village of Hunsingore, which is located by the River Nidd. Many of our guests have commented on the wildlife they have seen from the lounge area including hares,pheasants,hedgehogs, and deer .There is also a bird feeder which attracts many feathered visitors including woodpeckers,wrens,sparrows and bluetits..Outside the barn entrance, there is an ornamental pond with fountain and Koi carp and 2 fig trees growing up the wall, hence the name. There is ample and secure off road parking and a locked bike shed. From the attractive, glazed front entrance, an oak staircase leads up to the first floor accommodation, comprising a gallery landing, open plan lounge/dining area(with table and chairs) with oak floors and wood burning stove and fully fitted modern kitchen with breakfast bar and stools..There are 2 bedrooms, one double with fitted oak wardrobe and one with twin beds.There are 2 bathrooms, one en-suite and one with bath and overhead shower. The property is very light and airy thanks to its many windows and high ceilings.

Suzanne Margiotta
Member since: 2013
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, german
Calendar last updated:
April 12, 2018

About Suzanne Margiotta

We are a recently retired married couple called Frank and Suzanne.We both had busy careers.Suzanne worked in Human Resource management and Frank ran a flooring and carpeting company.

However we wanted to keep active and started our barn conversion a year or so ago,managing the project ourselves and doing much of the work.

We were keen to have it as a holiday let and know we will enjoy meeting our guests and sharing with them our passion for the area and information on all the beautiful parts of Yorkshire to explore

We have spent much time and money to make the property into accommodation that we ourselves would love to stay in.We love the countryside and enjoy living in a rural location with no near neighbours but close to some friendly village communities.

Suzanne Margiotta purchased this barn in 1980

Why Suzanne Margiotta chose Wetherby

We had always wanted a property with land for keeping horses and other pets. Lund House has 3 acres with lovely farmland views and no close neighbours. However it is not remote as we are close to main roads and Wetherby,York and Harrogate are all an easy drive away.

We love the North Yorkshire countryside and Suzanne does regular walks with the Harrogate ramblers,rides a friend's horse and Frank enjoys his golf at Aldwark manor.From our home it is easy to visit so many places and we often also enjoy a day trip out to the coast(with fish and chips of course), the Dales and the North York moors.

Hunsingore village is a friendly and thriving community with regular events in the village hall and church and the local Bridge Inn is great for good meals and beverages.

What makes this barn unique

There is plenty of secure parking within our grounds and a lock up shed for bikes if required.Whilst the barn is located in our grounds it is detached with its own entrance and far enough away to enjoy complete privacy.

Guests can walk a short distance (approx 5 minutes) to the Bridge Inn for meals or can walk into Hunsingore village along a footpath to explore the river Nidd and several rights of way.

The other member of our family is a chocolate labrador called Chino who is very friendly but has his own enclosed garden space to run around in.We also have lots of colourful koi carp fish in the pond who are also very friendly and enjoy eating from your hands.


Wetherby 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: 4
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Fully tiled en-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with aqualiser shower,wc,basin unit and heated towel rail.Fully tiled house bathroom with bath/shower over,wc,basin unit and heated towel rail. Both bathrooms have luxury heated mirrors over the basins.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with king size bed and oak fitted wardrobe with dressing table and individual overhead reading lights. Bedroom 2 has twin beds and reading lights,bedside table and oak wardrobe. Fitted carpets throughout both bedrooms.
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: The property is on the first floor, but suitable for elderly people who are able to climb a flight of stairs. Sorry but we do not accept pets. Smoking is not allowed inside the barn. There is a newly installed oil fired central heating system and abundant, constant hot water. The Tour de Yorkshire Cycle Race is planned to visit Yorkshire every Year. Outside: Fig Tree Barn is located within our private grounds and shares the cobbled drive and courtyard with access to the ornamental pond with fountain and friendly koi fish.The Barn has its own large and private roof terrace which is accessed via a door leading from the lounge/dining area.This is where our guests can sit outside in comfy chairs and enjoy the views of the surrounding farmland and orchard whilst either relaxing,reading,eating or drinking when the weather is fine.It is a short walk from the property to the villages of Hunsingore and Walshford. Utility Room: The downstairs entrance has built in oak cupboards containing the boiler,washing machine and other cleaning materials. There is a coat stand for hanging outdoor clothes and storage for boots and shoes. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Large, luxury towels and bed linen are included. The property will be thoroughly cleaned and linen,towels etc changed on a weekly basis. Other: There is a lobby off the main lounge with oak floors and a cupboard.


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Outstanding Barn Conversion in beautiful north Yorks easy access for all areas.
average rating of 5.0 based on 42 reviews

Modern clean comfortable and well presented property. Well thought out and a perfect base.

  • 5 of 5

We recently returned from a week break 1-8 April 2018 and had a lovely time staying at Fig Tree Barn. There is everything you need on hand and more. We stayed as a family of 4 and it was perfect. Very quaint modern property, well equipped and to a high standard as per photos. Close to visit York, Harrowgate and Ripon and loads of National Trust sites and places of interest such as Newby Hall and Fountains Abbey. The owners Sue and Frank were a pleasure to have met. They are on hand if you need anything and provide the privacy you need. Nice touch of Milk coffee and tea provided upon arrival along with fresh towels and professional clean. Weatherby is accessible nearby for essentials and I can recommend Sant Angelo italian restaurant on high St along with Bar Three on Market place for food. We visited York Air museum which was brilliant and close to York's many park and ride sites. The wood burner was a real treat as Ive been after one myself for sometime. Also the under floor heating was lovely in the kitchen. A very well thoughtout property with its very own roof terrace with ourdoor seating provided. I cant recommend this holiday rental enough we had a great time and will be returning for sure. There is a washer and dryer under the stairs on entrance which was an added bonus. Thanks again Mark Helen Joe and James x

  • Submitted: Apr 20, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

Having never been away from home (other than family stays) for Christmas, it was important that we chose somewhere that felt like home. Fig Tree Barn fitted the bill perfectly. This is quality accommodation and deserving of its 5 star rating.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Has everything you need ,

  • 5 of 5

This is our second year at fig tree barn, and have enjoyed every minute, plenty of places to visit, this time of year is the Christmas fare a Riply Castle, and also country living Christmas at Harrogate, loads of stalls with lots of different type of presents to buy.

  • Submitted: Dec 2, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Fantastic property, could not have asked for anything better.

  • 5 of 5

Welcoming owners and everything you could want provided.

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Excellent cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage, fab little touches.

Stayed for a week felt like home from home. Will be definitely going back.

  • Submitted: Oct 14, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Great property

  • 5 of 5

Great location, barn spotless and well equipped, owners welcoming and helpful.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Airport
20 Miles
Leeds Bradford Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Bridge Inn
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Wetherby Golf Course
Nearest Train
2 Miles
Cattal Staion
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Bridge Inn.7 minutes walk
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Car: necessary


The beautiful North Yorkshire coast is just over one hours drive away via easy roads. We have the world heritage resort of Whitby with its famous Abbey and connection to Captain Cook and Bram Stoker's Dracula, Scarborough with its lovely sandy beaches and ancient castle and Flamborough Head, which is an RSPB sanctuary with magnificent cliffs. Bridlington and Robin Hoods bay are also easily accessible for a great day out, along with the quaint seaside villages of Runswick Bay and Staithes.


The nearest airport is Leeds/Bradford, ( approx 20 miles away). The ferry port of Hull is approx 60 miles away. The use of a car or motorbike is highly recommended for exploring Yorkshire from the property, although there are good and flat cycling routes for the fit and active. Secure off-road parking is provided for up to 2 cars and bikes. There is a train station at Cattal (approx 1.5 miles) with frequent trains to York, Harrogate, Knaresborough and Leeds.A new York park & ride has opened A59


Hunsingore village on the river Nidd is less than a half mile walk via a road footpath. Wetherby, an attractive market town, is 3 miles away (an off-road cycle track is also available.) York and the Spa town of Harrogate are both 8 miles away and an easy drive (park and ride) or train journey. There are so many nearby places to visit, including Fountains Abbey, Newby Hall,Harewood House,Beningborough Hall (NT).The Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors are only an hours drive on easy main roads.

Further Details:

The Bridge Inn, both a pub and restaurant at Walshford, is only a 5 minute walk. The Bridge is privately owned and serves good food, including carveries and drinks 7 days a week. Wetherby is only 3 miles away and has free parking in the town. It also has a large Morrisons supermarket and a local market on Thursdays. There are many restaurants, including a Thai, Indian and Italian, plus plenty of takeaways and cafes, including a Costa. There are a number of banks and other quality local shops to explore.You can even buy a day ticket for fishing on the beautiful River Wharf at Wetherby. York is a fabulous, world-renowned medieval and roman city. You can visit the fantastic York minster, walk around the ancient walls, explore the Shambles with its overhanging shops, stroll along the river, take a boat trip, visit the Jorvik viking museum, the famous round tower and so many museums and churches. Harrogate is also a lovely genteel spa town, set on the stray ( a huge tract of green preserved space) and with the pump room museum, the Turkish baths, the Royal Hall and Valley gardens.There are 2 famous Betty's tearooms where you are transported back to a bygone age of elegance,one centrally located and one in the Harlow Carr gardens. Explore the Montpellier quarter, home to 80 exclusive shops,art galleries and antique shops.

There are countless scenic countryside walks in the area to enjoy and the owners, who are keen walkers themselves, can provide all the necessary details.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Email or telephone to make a booking.
A 25% deposit (non refundable)is required at the time of booking, with the balance payable eight weeks before arrival. If a reservation is made less than eight weeks before arrival, then full payment is required.

Changeover Day:
Friday is our preferred changeover day. However, we can sometimes be flexible on request. The property should be vacated by 10 am on the departure day and will be ready for guests arrival at 3pm.

Notes on prices:
The prices given are for a full week.The property may be available for periods of 3 or 4 nights where a reduced price can be agreed.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund