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Splendid Detached Stone Barn Conversion With Rural Views

Bedrooms 2
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 7 nights


Skipton Barn Rental Photos and Description

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.

  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Helen & Gavin Herd
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
November 27, 2016

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 Lancashire

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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Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Splendid Detached Stone Barn Conversion With Rural Views
average rating of 4.285714 based on 8 reviews

very good place to stay and enjoy the Yorkshire Dales

  • 4 of 5

Mill Barn was very comfortable and had all we needed except Wi Fi although this is not essential it would be useful. It is in a very good location for walking, and would certainly recomend it to others It would be good to meet the owners on arrival for a chat about the property and the area

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments. We will continue to monitor the feedback on WiFi (we've had mixed comments - some prefer to escape whilst others would find it useful). We both work full time and lead a busy family life with young children and cannot guarantee to be available on arrival. We hope, and feel, that the extensive welcome pack and detailed information folder including leaflets for attractions in the local area make up for this.
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Fabulous Home from Home

  • 5 of 5

We were last minute booking our mini break and were so fortunate to have found Mill Barn. The cottage is in such a superb location and the owners have made it a real home from home.

We were provided with a fabulous welcome pack (the homemade cake was delicious) and although we arrived on a wintery day the cottage was lovely and warm, such a treat to have under floor heating. There is even a wood burner with logs provided too!

The visitors’ book is full of wonderful reviews and has many helpful suggestions of places to eat and visit. We enjoyed some of the walks in the beautiful countryside, but still have many more to explore. We have already booked our return to Mill Barn later in the year when we hope to take advantage of having breakfast on the patio enjoying the stunning views.

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments. We looking forward to seeing you again later in the year.
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A perfect holiday cottage!

  • 5 of 5

Another lovely week spent at Mill Barn, we have stayed here several times and find it to be a perfect cottage in a perfect location.

The welcome pack was very much appreciated, wine, flowers and even home made cake. The owners are just a phone call away and are always there to help with anything. It's warm and cosy, very clean and comfortable. The kitchen is very well equipped and there is a lovely outdoor seating area with great views of the beautiful countryside and River Wharfe.

Great location for walks straight from the door.

Looking forward to our next visit and we would highly recommend this cottage!!!

There are lots of walks straight from the door

  • Submitted: May 11, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your comments, we look forward to you staying with us again in the future.
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  • 2 of 5

A disappointing stay overall. No welcome on arrival, (never saw the owners), no heating on when it was snowing outside, beds poor quality together with bedding that was old, shower dribbled out and did not drain away, kitchen saucepans old. Television is old and difficult to find any channels. Needs some money spent on it.

  • Submitted: May 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry that you felt the need to write this review and that these could not be answered prior to this. We will address each comment in turn. Arrival – we are sorry you felt the need for a personal greeting. We both work full time and have a busy family life and feel that the extensive welcome pack provided more than makes up for this. Heating – this is always turned on ahead of our guest’s arrival. The thermostats and radiators can be adjusted by our guests and we also provided a full basket of logs/kindling for use on the log burning stove. Bedding/Towels – all were new in February 2016. Pans & Crockery – all less than 18 months old and replaced when necessary. Television – 12 months old, replaced for a more user friendly, larger screen TV with over 140 channels. We pride ourselves in the presentation of our holiday cottage and spend considerable time and money to make sure it remains fresh. We have lots of wonderful, positive feedback in our guest book.
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A Real Gem

  • 5 of 5

We booked this cottage for a family holiday for a week and absolutely loved it (2 adults and a 15 month old).

The cottage is an ideal size, well appointed and in a superb location. With plenty of beautiful walks from the cottage, it's also well located for short drives to local villages, also beautiful!

Finally, it was very easy to book and pay for the cottage. All in all a great experience.

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Spring Visit

  • 4 of 5

A well equipped and cosy cottage which was spotlessly clean on arrival. It is ideally suited to couples or small families. It is situated in a rural location (albeit with the local village about half a mile away) with lovely views stretching down to the River Wharf at the rear of the property. It’s a great base for a walking holiday with many options within a short distance from the cottage. Without hesitation we would recommend the cottage.

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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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

Skipton Barn Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Oct 29 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
Dec 21 2016 - Jan 4 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 17 2017
3 night minimum stay
Feb Half Term
Feb 18 2017 - Feb 24 2017
7 night minimum stay
Feb 25 2017 - Apr 7 2017
3 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2017 - Apr 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Spring
Apr 22 2017 - May 26 2017
7 night minimum stay
Spring Bank
May 27 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early Summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
Late Summer
Sep 2 2017 - Oct 6 2017
7 night minimum stay
Oct 7 2017 - Nov 3 2017
7 night minimum stay
Nov 4 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay

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.
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Skipton Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
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 ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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