|Minimum Stay||7 nights|
Barn Owl Cottage would be suit a large family or group of friends seeking a base to explore beautiful North Yorkshire.With double-glazing and central heating throughout.
Lots of space for coats and walking boots.
Kitchen and dining room
A large, relaxing room. Oak flooring throughout and large feature fireplace with cast-iron wood-burning stove. Superbly equipped kitchen with range cooker, dishwasher, microwave and fridge. Farmhouse kitchen dining table with comfortable seating for six.
Cloakroom and utility room
A useful place to dry any wet outdoor clothes. Large fridge-freezer, washing machine, tumble-drier and sink. Further room with WC and wash basin.
A really cosy room with an open fireplace and another cast-iron wood-burning stove. French windows open onto the cottage garden. Flat screen TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio with i-pod docking station. Lots of books, DVDs, games, maps and local information.
Master bedroom with en-suite
Lovely double be
Mount Bark Farm is a small-holding located in a tranquil corner of picturesque Nidderdale, North Yorkshire, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Scott and Sarah Fisher have recently completed the conversion of a large barn into two luxurious self-contained cottages on their isolated small-holding. Barn Owl Cottage comfortably sleeps up to seven and Little Owl Cottage offers a romantic retreat for a couple or cosy accommodation for up to four. The original barn dates back to the 1800s and the character of the old stone building is mirrored in the cottages with high, open ceilings and wood beams throughout. The cottages are finished to the highest standards with wood burning stoves and oak floors adding to the feel of real luxury. The cottages are south-facing and enjoy wonderful views over the surrounding countryside and our lake, where you can watch the antics of a wide range of resident and visiting birds. Both cottages have pretty gardens and barbecue areas. An evening stroll up our long private track or a walk through the fields to say goodnight to our Badger Face Sheep can help to round off a busy day. We are sure the cottages will provide everything you need for an enjoyable and relaxing holiday.
Hello, we're Scott and Sarah Fisher. We are born and bred in Yorkshire and enjoy the outdoors on our small-holding with our two young daughters, a three-legged Lurcher, elderly Labrador, a mixed-bag of sheep and lots of chickens.
sarah fisher purchased this barn in 2001
We had always wanted to live on a small-holding in beautiful Nidderdale - described as Yorkshire's forgotten dale. Mount Bark Farm was in a sorry state when we bought it. Our water came from a well up on the hill and electricity from a noisy generator. We lived in a static caravan for 2 years and slowly converted the farmhouse and then turned our attention to the old barns. We have converted them into the sort of holiday accommodation we love to stay in, with beams, oak floors and wood-burning stoves. Mount Bark Farm is in a remote rural location, but Harrogate is only 15 minutes drive away, the best of both worlds!
We promise peace and quiet in a secluded, country setting in luxurious barn conversions. Barn Owl Cottage is popular with larger families or groups of friends. Little Owl is ideal for a cosy, romantic getaway for a couple or a real home-from-home for smaller families. You might be visited by our sheep and lambs or witness a fly past by the Barn Owl and Red Kites, or even a Hen Harrier if you're lucky. We're ideally situated for outdoor enthusiasts, with lots of space for bikes, canoes, wind-surfers etc. Outdoor dining over-looking our fields and lake is popular and the deer sometimes make an appearance. We're close enough to civilisation for shopping trips to Harrogate and York. Fountains Abbey, Bolton Abbey, Harlow Carr Gardens, Ilkley and Skipton are on the doorstep.
I have just realised that I have not reviewed this property (we stayed here in July 2015) so adding this now!
The hosts and the house are amazing. Everything has been thought of! The house is well equipped, spotlessly clean, beautifully designed and furnished and the views are incredible. Sarah could not have been more helpful and her daughters were very sweet with my grand-daughter. Sitting on the patio on a sunny evening was so peaceful. We spent our days touring round and also at the Yorkshire Show and the whole week was brilliant. I would recommend this property to anyone.
6 adults stayed here for ten days over Christmas and had a wonderful stay. The quality of the cottage from fixtures and fittings to towels, kitchen equipment etc was high. Sarah had decorated the cottage for Christmas, put the heating on and left the wood burner ready to light. After a long drive on a wet, windy night it was a lovely warm welcome. We also enjoyed meeting the resident animals, including friendly sheep and goats and two well behaved dogs, who visited us regularly to check we were ok. The location was excellent - close to Harrogate for shopping, but equally close to fabulous countryside. I would highly recommend Barn Owl Cottage.
Gorgeous cottage the thought that has gone into making sure eveything u would possibly need is there. Very child friendly my lo loved the books and games and also the sheep and chickens. Very friendly family the girls were kind enough to show my daughter around and let her collect eggs and feed sheep. Truly outstanding cottage. Will definitely return. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.
We are equidistant between the east and west coasts, 70 miles to the Yorkshire coast (e.g. Whitby and Scarborough) and 65 miles to the west coast of Lancashire (e.g. Morecambe and Blackpool) and the Lakes
10 miles to Leeds-Bradford airport
Summerbridge - 5 miles
Pateley Bridge - 8 miles
Harrogate – 9 miles
Ilkley 9 miles
Skipton 12 miles
Leeds – 15 miles
Ripon – 17 miles
York – 30 miles
Mount Bark Farm is ideally situated for enjoying all that North Yorkshire has to offer. Nidderdale is an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with a wealth of stunning scenery. We want you to have a super holiday and are happy to point you in the right direction to pursue your chosen activity whether you want an energetic holiday (water sports, caving, horse riding, mountain biking, rock-climbing etc) or a more relaxing break (bird-watching, hiking, fine dining, museums, historic houses and gardens etc). Scott is a keen walker and would be happy to advise you on some of the more remote walks to sites of ancient mines and waterfalls or around our local historic reservoirs. The Yorkshire Dales are close-by and the North York Moors and stunning East Yorkshire coast are within easy reach.
Head east to the beautiful spa town of Harrogate with its elegant facades, theatre culture, cosmopolitan shopping and take tea at Betty’s Tearooms. Enjoy historic York with a walk on the ancient walls and through the fascinating Shambles, discover its viking past and stunning water-fronts, or maybe have a flutter on the horses at the racecourse. Picturesque Ripley village is nearby and we’d recommend exploring Ripley Castle with its interesting and gruesome history followed by a meal at the Boars Head pub and restaurant.
Head south for the lovely market towns of Otley, for a mooch around the jumble of cobbled streets and Ilkley to take a walk on the famous moor, brave a dip at the open-air pool and then enjoy a Fat Rascal! Saltaire model village is a World Heritage site and well worth a visit. A short drive further on takes you to Bronte country and picturesque Haworth with its ethereal moorland. Pop down the motorway to Leeds to explore Yorkshire’s rich textile heritage or visit the Royal Armories and enjoy the diversity of shopping from Harvey Nics to alternative boutiques under the Dark Arches
Westwards will take you to the market town of Skipton, the Gateway to The Dales, to explor