Stonehouse Barn is nestled peacefully on the moorside above the tiny hamlet of Fangdale Beck. It is surrounded by spectacular views down the valley and up towards the Cleveland Hills. There is immediate access to the moorland footpaths with a wide range of rides or cycles along the many bridleways and byways of the North York Moors National Park. By separate arrangement, there is land available for grazing up to 4 horses, so you don’t have to leave them behind. Adjoining the original farmhouse, but completely private, exposed stone and oak beams add to the holiday property’s charm and character. You have your own garden and patio / BBQ area, table and chairs, with incredible views across the moors and valleys. Perfect for relaxing after a day out and about. The NY Moors national park is a stunning and varied area to explore with so much to see and do. You can visit ancient market towns with restaurants, farmers markets, inns and tea rooms lining cobbled streets. Or discover stately homes, abbeys, historic castles and splendid gardens. The coast is 45 minutes away, with excellent fossil hunting, surfing and swimming. The running, walking and mountain biking is fantastic, on surprisingly quiet, varied and stunning moorland tracks and trails. If you love museums, we are less than an hour to York, where you can visit amongst many, the Viking and National Railway Museums and a range of theatres. Also Whitby, Beamish, Lightwater Valley, the James Cook Museum, MIMA arts centre and a long list of other amazing days out are available, all using the barn as your base. If you enjoy your food, this is a really great area catering for a range of tastes and budgets. Amazing Whitby fish and chips to Michelin star restaurants and a wide range of really excellent food pubs in between. Facilities included in your holiday include; • Electric cast iron wood burner • Electricity, full central heating, bed linen and towels included • Travel cot • High chair • TV • Video • DVD • Microwave • Washer/dryer • Fridge/freezer • Large established lawned garden, patio/furniture • 62 acres of natural pastureland with orchard swing and outside toys • Barbecue • Parking (4 cars) • Secure Cycle storage • Grazing by separate arrangement • Natural spring water supply • No smoking • Fire safety equipment (alarms, fire blanket, fire extinguisher, fire door) • Carbon monoxide alarm • Saturday to Saturday , or will consider other arrangements NB: Brooks and stone walls in grounds.
Barn in Fangdale Beck, Nr. Helmsley, North Yorkshire Moors, England - Peaceful Location, With Easy Access To The Hills And the Many Attractions Of The Norh York Moors
Jo and John Yates
- Calendar last updated:
- Feb 6, 2019
About Jo and John Yates
John and I fell in love with and bought Stone house 11 years ago. We love the outdoors. John trained a graphic artist and taught Art, before working as a professional international mountain guide for 12 years and finally coming indoors, providing IT resourcing and strategy for schools. I trained as an engineering geologist, working for 5 years as an outdoor instructor and then as an HR professional for 20 years. I also recently stopped to enjoy a life of busy leisure! We fill our time very easily! We enjoy it when guests have a wonderful and peaceful break. You will only see us if you need us, and are always happy to give ideas, advice on what you can do.
Jo and John Yates purchased this Barn in 2004
Why Jo and John Yates chose Middlesbrough
The NY Moors national park is a stunning and varied area to explore with so much to see and do. Visit ancient market towns with restaurants, farmers markets, inns & tea rooms lining cobbled streets. Or discover stately homes, abbeys, historic castles & splendid gardens. The coast is 45 minutes away, with fossil hunting, surfing & swimming. The walking & mountain biking is fantastic on surprisingly quiet, varied & stunning moorland trails. If you love museums, we are less than an hour to York, where you can visit the Viking and National Railway Museums and a range of theatres. Also Whitby, Beamish, Lightwater Valley, the James Cook Museum, MIMA arts are amongst a long list of other amazing days out. If food is your passion, you have from Whitby Fish & Chips to Michelin star pubs to enjoy.
What makes this Barn unique
8 miles from Helmsley, Stonehouse Barn is nestled peacefully on the moor side above the tiny hamlet of Fangdale Beck. It is surrounded by spectacular views down the valley and up towards the Cleveland Hills. There is immediate access to the moorland footpaths with a wide range of rides or cycles along the many bridleways of the N/York Moors National Park. By separate arrangement, there is land available for grazing up to 4 horses, so you don’t have to leave them behind. Dating back to 1643 this stone barn has been run as 5* accommodation with a premium holiday cottage agency. We are now going solo! Adjoining the original farmhouse, but completely private, exposed stone and oak beams add to the holiday property’s charm and character. You have your own garden & patio with BBQ to relax in.
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Great cottage in a great location
Remote but fantastic location. Views to die for and with great local walking from the cottage. Helmesley is a lovely local village with a good selection of shops cafes and pubs. Not as big as some cottages we have holidayed at. On suite bedroom was generous, but other two bedrooms were small but functional. That said, we were a family of 5 adults plus child and baby and it worked for us. Our host Jo was great letting us store our bikes and other kit in an adjacent secure store room. Loved the location. Great stay.
Hi there folks thanks for the review. Really glad you enjoyed your stay.
All the best, Jo and John
Superb location ideally placed for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors
A really well appointed holiday let with some phenomenal views. Close to Helmsley. Jo and John could not have been more attentive as owners. Highly recommend.
We are so, so pleased that you guys enjoyed the week and had so many lovely walks too. Thank you for leaving the barn wonderfully tidy and for your very kind review. We hope to see you all again. Warm wishes.
Peace and quite
A very restful week! In amazing countryside! In a cozy home!
We stayed in the property at the end of July and chose it due to its location. The barn had amazing views and our daughters were very impressed wth the variety of wildlife they saw everyday. They loved watching the swallows come in and out of their nest! Jo was on hand when we needed her and made some excellent suggestions for days out including Dalby forest which we all loved! The barn was perfectly located for visits to the railway and Robin's Hood Bay. The village of Helmsley was beautiful and would recommend the Feathers pub and the royal oak for meals! The barn had everything we needed and when the weather was good was a fantastic BBQ garden! Even the dog loved it! We would highly recommend this property, thank you for a lovely stay Jo!
Hi guys, thanks so much for your feedback. So chuffed you had a good week in lovely Yorkshire. Enjoy the rest of the summer and hope to see you again maybe.
Lovely cottage in a quiet and beautiful part of Yorkshire Moors
Cottage is nice, and the location is perfect if you want to be quiet and in the middle of wildlife: lots of phaesants, rabbits, birds... around.
Jo was very kind and we loved our week in the Barn (of course I guess the good weather helped to enjoy some walks in the Moors...)
Hi guys, thank you for taking the time to send your feedback. It was lovely to meet you all. Hope your next adventure is a good one. Warm wishes, Jo and John
Beauty and tranquility
A warm welcome from Jo on arrival and friendly throughout the stay.Homely, clean and well appointed accomodation, with fabulous views all around. The property is very accessible and perfectly positioned for walks and touring , with many attractions not too far away.
Happy to recommend , and will be returning in the future.
Approx. 45 minutes drive to the east coast
Nearest airport - Leeds, or Durham Tees - both just over an hours drive away, with car hire available at the airport
Nearest train station is Thirsk (40 mins drive) or Northallerton (45 mins drive)
Use of a Car is essential at the cottage as there is no public transport
8 miles to Helmsley and 12 miles to Stokesley for shopping
Nearest pub is 5 miles up the valley
York is 60 mins drive
Coast is 45 mins drive
Helmsley has fantastic deli's and butchers, also plenty of places to eat. There is a small but pretty well stocked Coop Supermarket, bakery, small Browns department store, greengrocers etc... There are a number of pubs to eat in, an Indian and Italian restaurant. The market is on Friday.
Your main shop is probably better done in Stokesley, where there is a bigger Coop, or Thirsk where there is a good size Tesco. Tesco, Sainsburys both do home delivery.
There are a number of pubs and restaurants here too, Thai, Indian, Bistro, Chinese.
There are a number of banks in Helmsley and Stokesley, with external ATMs in both towns. They also have post offices, vets, GPS
We love, Rievaulx Abbey, Dalby Forest where there is great mountain biking, bouldering and hiking, Go Ape etc, Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall, Whitby, York museums
Rates & Availability
Booking Notes: Your booking will be held provisionally for 5 days, once dates have been mutually agreed by email. During these 5 days we will need to receive your 50% deposit cheque, in Pounds sterling addressed to Mrs J Yates. At that point your booking will be secured. The balance must then be paid no less than 6 weeks before the start of your holiday. Pets are charged at £15 each, although a bit of discretion based on size! Max of two dogs. Changeover Day: Our change over day is Saturday, with arrival from 3pm onwards and the property vacated by 10am on the day of departure. We are really happy to be flexible on arrival day if we can coordinate with other bookings. CANCELLATIONS; If you would like to cancel your holiday for any reason please notify us as soon as possible giving us the best chance of re-letting the barn. This is the best solution practically and financially for all. If we are able to re-let the barn, then we will refund you in full. However if we unable to, the following applies; Holidays cancelled 29 days or more before the holiday start date, we will refund your payment in full. Holidays cancelled 15 to 28 days before the start date, we will retain the 50% deposit payment only. The remaining 50% will be refunded back to you. If you cancel 14 days or less before the start of your holiday, then no refund will be due, if we are unable to re-let. Refunds will be paid as soon as possible, but no later than 7 working days after the original booking start date. Refund method will be agreed at the time, however any cancellation costs for example international transfers will need to be paid by the cancelling party.