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Converted Barn In Quiet Coverdale With Views

Bedrooms 3
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 7 nights


About the property

Barn, sleeps 6, Nr Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales 5 minutes to great Pub

The recently converted Old Hall Byre offers a high standard of accommodation, with modern conveniences and a character feel. It has three bedrooms sleeping 6 people. The king size bedroom is on the ground floor, and a double en suite and twin room are located on the first floor. There is a separate ground floor shower room. A large kitchen diner enjoys wonderful views through the bi fold doors and leads out on to a patio area for alfresco dining. Outside in the garage there is a utility area with a washing machine and tumble drier and plenty of space for storing bikes and equipment. The large drive can accommodate three cars.

Julie Hayes
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 25, 2017

About Julie Hayes

Live in West Yorkshire

Married with 2 children one lives at home

Ex teacher and business owner

Enjoys the outdoor life and appreciates nature and good food.

Why Julie Hayes chose Yorkshire Dales

Purchased in 2009 and spent 2 years renovating the property.

Always loved the Yorkshire Dales for their stunning landscapes, history and wild life.

Coverdale is a quiet Dale off Wensleydale peaceful and away from the honey pot areas.

Lovely friendly village with community owned pub.

(Yes we have shares)

What makes this barn unique

Lovely village location

Great for exploring the Dales

Good for walking, cycling and enjoying the great outdoors

Peaceful location

Free Wifi

Cosy log burner

5 mins walk to the local pub for great food and real ale

Tastefully appointed

Home from home

Guestbook comments from the owner

12 Jul 2014


"One of the best"

The cottage is well-equipped with everything we need, and the level of details is superb. The owner has obviously put in a lot of efforts to make the cottage very comfortable for its guests. The property is spacious. The location is well suited for walks and visits to many attractions in the Yorkshire Dales.

This is one of the best holiday cottages that I have stayed in, and I would recommend it to anyone who is planning a vacation in the Yorkshire Dales.

23 Jun 2014


"Delightful property in a lovely location"

We are self catering veterans and would rate this property as one of the best that we have stayed in for a number of reasons. It has been converted to create a spacious yet cosy property, felt more like a home than a holiday let, was extremely well equipped and in a great location at one end of the village of Carlton. Two of our party were in their eighties and the ground floor bedroom and shower room fitted the bill perfectly. We all enjoyed bird spotting through the bifold doors from the comfort of the chairs indoors and did have one evening warm enough to open them and sit in the patio garden. There was little light pollution and it was very peaceful with views across the Dales. It was also a great touring/walking centre, and we would love to come back one day to carry on our exploration of the area. Must also mention the Foresters Arms - ate there on two evenings and were made very welcome. Even with a wheelchair it only took us around 10 minutes to walk to the pub, and the walk itself is a delight. Finally, we were fortunate to be in the Yorkshire Dales during the run up to the Tour de France, and were so impressed with the effort that the towns, villages, pubs and homes had taken to decorate a welcome. We even had a line of knitted yellow jerseys over the garage at the property. A gem!

30 Apr 2013


"A Gem of a place"

We recently stayed here to celebrate Dad's 86th birthday and it was lovely. The Barn conversion is beautiful, with wonderful views from a superbly decorated kitchen. We loved the open aspect of the bifold doors and was just disappointed that the weather didn't allow us to enjoy the patio area. The barn was extremely well stocked and we lacked for nothing (except warmer weather). We enjoyed a superb meal at The Forresters Arms in the village with wonderful friendly service. The surrounding countryside is spectacular and after our days out and about the log fire at the barn was lovely. Couldn't fault anything and I am sure we will be back. Thank you Julie. A place to be proud of. Ingrid and Roger Brown
Apr 2015
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Hawes Barn Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Garage
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Shower room 1 - shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Ensuite bathroom to bedroom 1 bath shower over toilet and basin and heated towel rail Downstairs shower room with toilet and basin and heated towel rail.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with a double and ensuite, bedroom 2 with twin beds and bedroom 3 a kingsize bed located downstairs
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
Notes on accommodation: First basket of logs provided. Complementary essentials provided. (Dish washer tablets, toilet rolls, tea, sugar, coffee, salt etc) Outside: The drive is big enough to park 3 cars. The patio area over looks the view and has a dining set and BBQ space. There is additional seating round the front and the garden is secure with a gate. Attractive meadow garden. Utility Room: The utility room is in the garage. This has a useful sink, washing machine and tumble drier. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included and they would be changed weekly. Other: The downstairs has underfloor heating which is powered by an air source heat pump and upstairs there are radiators. The downstairs shower room and toilet has a heated towel rail. The upstairs ensuite bathroom has a shower over the bath and a heated towel.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Converted Barn In Quiet Coverdale With Views
average rating of 4.866667 based on 16 reviews


  • 5 of 5

Beautiful barn conversion in a stunning location. A week here was just not long enough. A great place to unwind, take in the beautiful scenery and a fabulous base for some lovely walks. We've only been back three days and we're missing it already. The accommodation has been beautifully and lovingly converted and furnished and there is everything there that you could possibly wish for. We would highly recommend The Old Hall Byre to anyone and we will certainly be looking to return in the near future.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you it is our place of sanctuary too!
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Wonderful week in Carlton

  • 5 of 5

What a find. The byre was wonderful and warm all the time even when we hadn't lit the fire yet. The rooms where all lovely and our favourite place to sit was in the dining area looking out over the fields and watching all the wildlife.

The kitchen had just about everything you could want if you liked to stay in and cook. (A vegetable steamer would be a good addition) although the Forresters Arms five minutes walk away tempted us a few times, as did the fish & chip van that calls in the village on a Thursday. If you are looking for a quiet friendly village to stay in with walks from the door step this is the place, and The Byre is a must.

  • Submitted: Jan 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful inside and out

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was gorgeous! cosy and homely. Excellent facilities. Quiet little village (you could hear a pin drop) with dog walks from the door. Local pub within 5 min walking distance & fish and chips from a mobile van on thurs night. Nearest bank/shops in Leyburn or the opposite road that takes you to Aysgarth there is a village store. The forbidden corner/Brymor icecream shop/Middleham castle/Aysgarth falls/Chocolate factory all nearby. . If you want some R&R away from the hustle and bustle of our towns and cities then this cottage is for you!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Ideal cottage in a lovely location

  • 5 of 5

I was looking for a peaceful location for a relaxing break with my wife and this one proved to be ideal. Carlton is a lovely village in a ideal setting for walking and the occasional trip further afield. The pub is 5 minutes walk away and is very welcoming. The cottage had everything you could possibly need, was very clean and well-equipped and was very comfortable. Leyburn proved to be a regular trip for us to pick up supplies (try the local store there - Campbells I think it was - some nice locally produced meat and pies etc). All in all, we loved it and would recommend it to anyone looking for a peaceful break or a Wensleydale base for touring / walking etc. Not recommended if you don't like sheep and cows!

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Our second stay in Carlton

  • 5 of 5

This was our second stay at the Old Byre in Carlton, and as before we found this well appointed cottage much to our liking.

being near the top of the village it is only a very short walk to once more being out on the Moors surrounded by nature and with only the sounds and sights of nature to enjoy. If you enjoy being close to nature this must be one of the best spots in the country, a haven for walkers, one must however always take precautions with the English weather, if you come prepared then you most certainly will enjoy.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely stay in Yorkshire. Julie and everyone we encountered were extremely friendly and helpful. Very detailed instruction throughout the property were very helpful especially when we flipped a breaker. The property was comfortable, clean and the perfect home away from home for our visit for a family wedding at Castle Bolton. The property was perfectly located for day trips to enjoy the beautiful countryside and villages. There were many fabulous nearby restaurants (Sandpiper Inn in Leyburn, and the Wensleydale Heifer Restaurant in Wet Witton). It was a great location to relax and also enjoy the rich history found in the many nearby castles, abbeys and museums.

I would definitely recommend this property and would love the opportunity to return someday.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovel review. We try hard to make the Byre a home from home and we are pleased to hear that our efforts are appreciated. Julie Hayes
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Special interest holidays:

Ideal for walking, cycling or exploring the Dales. Carlton is on the Yorkshire Dales Cycle Way.

There is a coat rack and area for muddy boots and the garage offers plenty of room for storing bikes and walking/ outdoor equipment.

Castles and historic market towns of Richmond, Thirsk and Nothallerton all worth exploring


Use of car recommended.

Nearest rail link = Northallerton 40 km

Nearest airport Newcastle 80km


6 miles from Leyburn

Leyburn is a lovely market town with a large open square with a weekly market and a good selection of shops to cater for your every need. This is only ten minutes drive from the village of Carlton. The Wensleydale railway passes through Leyburn. Leyburn hosts a food festival in May and the Wensleydale show

Further Details:


Coverdale is a valley off Wensleydale.

The market towns of Hawes and Masham are found at the either end of Wensleydale, famous for the Wensleydale Creamery and, Black Sheep and Theakston's Breweries.

Attractions include Castle Bolton, Middleham Castle, Jervaulx Abbey.

Activities include Lightwater Valley Theme Park; Aerial Extreme; Forbidden Corner.

Interesting places to visit include Asgarth Falls, Malham Cove, Stean Howe Gorge


Rates & Availability

Hawes Barn Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Apr 14 2017 - May 25 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Spring Bank May
May 26 2017 - Jun 2 2017
7 night minimum stay
Early summer
Jun 3 2017 - Jul 20 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 21 2017 - Sep 7 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Sep 8 2017 - Oct 19 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Oct half term
Oct 20 2017 - Oct 27 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Early winter
Oct 29 2017 - Dec 21 2017
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Christmas/New Year
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 5 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Jan 6 2018 - Feb 9 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Feb half term
Feb 10 2018 - Feb 16 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
late winter
Feb 17 2018 - Mar 23 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Mar 30 2018 - Apr 7 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Apr 8 2018 - May 25 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
May half term
May 26 2018 - Jun 1 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
early summer
Jun 2 2018 - Jul 12 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay
Jul 13 2018 - Sep 7 2018
Changeover Day: Friday
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $19.4
Refundable damage deposit $129.36

Booking Notes:
£150 deposit to secure your booking.
Balance due 6 weeks before your holiday.
Any bookings made less than 6 weeks before the holiday the full amount will be due.

Changeover Day:
Friday change overs

Notes on prices:
Prices are quote per week.
Full weeks only for peak periods.
3 day lets available off peak

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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