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Splendid Detached Stone Barn Conversion With Rural Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 1 - 7 nights


About the property

Barn in Hebden, Nr. Grassington, Yorkshire Dales, England - In the Heart of the Yorkshire Dales

Mill Barn is a splendid detached stone barn conversion on the edge of Hebden village. The open plan living area has under floor heating and a wood burning stove set in a Yorkshire Stone fireplace, with french doors leading to the patio, perfect for enjoying the peace and tranquillity or for alfresco dining on warmer days. Mill Barn is complemented with a blend of quality furnishings to a high standard creating a warm and welcoming country retreat. Surrounded by spectacular countryside it is a haven for exploring the delights of this stunning and tranquil area of the Dales with a footpath down to the River Wharfe just a few minutes walk away. Hebden has a country inn serving meals, shop, tea rooms and there is a regular bus service to Grassington just 1 ½ miles away where the quaint cobbled square has an array of quality shops, inns and restaurants. Grassington is host to various cultural events throughout the year including the Grassington Festival in late June and the popular annual Dickensian weekends in December. Situated midway between Skipton and Pateley Bridge in an area of unspoilt natural beauty, the pretty villages of Burnsall and Bolton Abbey are just a few minutes drive away. Malham Cove and Tarn, Kilnsey Crag, Parceval Hall Gardens and Stump Cross Caverns are all within easy driving distance.

Helen & Gavin Herd
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
February 19, 2018

About Helen & Gavin Herd

The Mill Barn is owned and run by the Herd family, with day to day running undertaken by myself and my wife Helen.

I work and live on the family dairy farm situated in Hebden village alongside my parents whilst Helen works full time in Skipton as well as taking care of our two young children.

Helen & Gavin Herd purchased this barn in 1949

Why Helen & Gavin Herd chose Skipton

Up until 2009 this outlying barn was used to store hay for feeding the sheep and cattle on the family farm but was increasingly redundant given its distance from the main farmstead. Given its proximity to the River Wharfe and its accessibility to the many footpaths, the decision was taken to diversify and convert the barn into a holiday let. After a very busy 9 months (much of the internal work was undertaken by the family) the barn was ‘up and running’ for Christmas 2009 – just!

What makes this barn unique

The Barn is always warm and cosy and its peaceful position means it’s a perfect place to relax. The original beams, large stone fireplace and ‘forking hole’ windows all add character to what is a clean and clutter free property. Every season has its own attractions but Summer is our favourite. The abundance of wildlife on the river (a Kingfisher is regularly spotted), the dairy cows grazing in fields locally (often commented upon by children) and the farmers locally gathering in silage and hay from local meadows.

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Wow!! What a wonderful Christmas spent at Mill Barn."

"Of the 60 holiday cottages we have stayed in, this will be the first one we will be returning too."

"This is the fourth time we have stayed at Mill Barn, its such a peaceful, cosy and well equipped cottage - a real home from home."
Aug 2014
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Skipton Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • River
  • Rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk in shower cubicle, WC, wash hand basin and heated towel rail.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Main Bedroom - Double bed Second Bedroom - Twin beds Travel cot available on request.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • caves
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Notes on accommodation: Oil fired central heating and all electricity included. Basket of logs for stove included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. No Pets allowed. No smoking. Outside: Patio area with table and chairs. Enclosed parking for 2 cars next to the barn. Utility Room: Automatic washer, iron/ironing board and clothes airer Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All bedding and towels are provided.


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Splendid Detached Stone Barn Conversion With Rural Views
average rating of 4.375 based on 17 reviews

This place is home from home.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here due to our home under reconstruction and wanted a cozy christmas. We arrived quite late and found a cracking fish and chip shop in gressingham. We bought some milk and bread and put in fridge and found the Owners had left a lovely bottle of wine in fridge with milk. The place was lovely and warm and had everything needed. The surrounding area is very beautiful with lovely walks and pubs. Lovely and quiet in the evening. It was quite funny having no Wifi with using just data and the only place you can get a good connection is by the little window so sitting on the sofa by the window is a good signal for data and very good sticking your head in the snug window by woodburner most were doing this when needed. It was a fab trip away. Will be visiting again.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely Position

  • 4 of 5

The cottage is in a lovely position with a beautiful view. Nice easy walk into Grassington and Burnsall. The Clarendon Arms in the village offers really good meals but be warned once you go once you'll go back again. The tearooms were worth a visit too.

  • Submitted: Oct 4, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments, we’re glad you enjoyed your stay with us.
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Countryside retreat

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for walking and relaxing, would definitely come again. Very well equipped barn, in a beautiful setting.

  • Submitted: May 6, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great property & location

  • 5 of 5

We were delighted with our stay. The location is perfect, right in the heart of the Dales and the cottage didn't disappoint. Cosy, clean and with everything you could wish for. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend and I am sure we will book again.

  • Submitted: Feb 27, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for the lovely comments, we are glad you enjoyed your break with us. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Cosy and peaceful

  • 5 of 5

I came to the cottage with 2 5 year olds, they loved the place, very homely, quiet and cosy. This place has everything you need including games to entertain. Would definitely come back

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thankyou for the lovely comments, we're glad you all enjoyed your stay. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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Perfect little hide away

  • 5 of 5

We had a very relaxed break with fab views. Lovely place to go and chill out , fantastic walks and friendly people. Defiantly visit again ☺

  • Submitted: Feb 10, 2017
  • Stayed: January 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your comments, we're glad you enjoyed your stay. Look forward to visiting again.
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We would recommend use of a car but several guests have visited using public transport.

Nearest Station - Skipton 9 miles

Bus Service - Hebden to Grassington and onwards to Skipton


Nearest pub, shop and cafe in Hebden is a few minutes walk.

Nearest shopping in Grassington (pubs, restaurants, butchers, deli). Skipton (9 miles) large popular market town with major supermarkets.

Further Details:

Mill Barn is situated in Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The landscape is a mixture of rugged hills, open moorland and beautiful lower valleys and hay meadows. Walkers are spoilt for choice! From the barn you can walk to Grassington along the river side - a charming large village with a cobbled square and many fine pubs and cafes, or head down the river Wharfe to Burnsall and Bolton Abbey.

Children can be kept entertained at our steam railways: Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway and the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. Hesketh Farm Park is popular with little ones and the exploring the show caves at Stump Cross Caverns and at Ingleton and Clapham can keep the older ones happy. Brimham Rocks keeps children entertained for hours and for something different how about The Forbidden Corner at Middleham, Nr Leyburn.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Bookings can be made by either telephone or email.
Deposit of 25% of total holiday cost is required to secure the booking. Full payment is required 6 weeks prior to start date. Payments by bank transfer or cheque please.
3 night weekend breaks or 4 night mid-week breaks are available outside peak periods, priced at 60% of the weekly price.

Changeover Day:
Saturday changeover day.
3pm arrival and 10am departure.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for 7 nights, Saturday to Saturday.

3-4 night short breaks are available outside peak periods at 60% of weekly price

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.