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The Hayloft

(Ref. 926335)

Northop near Chester, North Wales & Snowdonia Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "We had such a lovely time staying at The Hayloft."

    The facilities were excellent, the property really well maintained and a lovely host. It is in an excellent location with lots of lovely walks but also only a short car ride to the villages and towns nearby. I would recommend The Hayloft to all my family and friends, a definite ten out of ten from me.

    It was lovely welcoming you to The Hayloft and we are absolutely delighted that you had such a happy good time! Thank you very much for choosing to stay in The Hayloft and with very best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2024

  • "This is a beautiful and very comfortable property in a tranquil setting."

    The Hayloft is well equipped, particularly in the kitchen. I really enjoyed my stay and would love to return.

    It was so lovely welcoming you to The Hayloft! Please come back anytime and we are so thrilled you had such a happy time! With very best wishes, Rosanna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Mar 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at the Hayloft."

    It was lovely to have such a warm, comfortable, clean and super well-equipped base to come back to after a walk. Beautiful and convenient location, friendly owners and sensitive and very well done barn conversion. We would love to return.

    Hello Christine! It was so lovely welcoming you to The Hayloft and we’re so pleased you loved all the door-step and nearby walks and had a really happy time! It would be lovely to welcome you back anytime, thank you! Rosanna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely location and stylish, spacious and very comfortable accommodation."

    Well-equipped. Very easy parking. Use of private tennis court on the property was a great bonus. Hosts present across the courtyard, welcoming and very helpful, but leave you to get on with your break. Some really useful local info in the folder. Would definitely return.

    We are thrilled that you had a really good time staying in The Hayloft, and enjoyed playing some tennis! We very much look forward to welcoming you back to The Hayloft soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon4.7Nov 2023

  • "Excellent situation for our needs."

    Very quiet, but near all main routes. It was handy having a well stocked shop within walking distance. We appreciated the woodburner which made it very snug in the evening. The information in the folder re walks and local attractions, and the OS map, were very useful.

    Thank you so much for these lovely words and we are delighted you loved staying in The Hayloft! Our little village shop is brilliant as you say, and it’s so useful being just a walk away! With very best wishes Will and Rosanna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a fantastic week staying at the Hayloft - it was the perfect base for our summer family adventures."

    Beautifully presented and well equipped, it had everything we needed to relax and unwind after days out exploring. The kids loved watching the wildlife (and cows!) right the doorstep too. We would visit again without hesitation, it was a great find and the owners couldn't have been more welcoming.

    We are so pleased that you all had such a wonderful time staying in The Hayloft! It was lovely meeting you and we hope you have a great rest of the summer. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Aug 2023

  • "Beautiful holiday home in a lovely setting."

    Well equipped and comfortable. Lots of information provided about things to do and places to eat, etc. The tennis court is an added bonus and we enjoyed the cows watching us play ! Would definitely recommend and stay again !

    We are really delighted that you all had such a wonderful, happy stay in The Hayloft! Thank you for these lovely words and we hope you can come and stay again! Rosanna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rochelle5.0Aug 2023

  • "What a hidden little gem."

    We loved our stay. The Hayloft had everything we needed and the tennis courts for our boys were an added bonus. Thank you so much, we do hope to be back.

    We are delighted you loved your stay at The Hayloft and got to play lots of tennis! We hope you enjoy the rest of the summer holidays and look forward to welcoming you all back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful, idyllic place and in wonderful condition."

    Everything you need. Thank you.

    We are delighted you had such a great stay in The Hayloft and thank you very much for booking! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very well equipped, clean, comfortable and welcoming."

    Appreciated the welcome text and goodies from the owners. Useful welcome folder with lots of information. Very enjoyable stay and would be very happy to visit in future.

    We are thrilled that you had a brilliant holiday in The Hayloft! Thank you for booking, and do and stay again anytime! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2023

  • "The owners were both friendly and helpful."

    They kindly left a thoughtful and delightful collection of goodies, which underlines their general attitude to guests - and we shall certainly return.

    Thank you so much for staying in The Hayloft and we are so pleased that you had such a happy lovely time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lindy5.0May 2023

  • "Overall standards were very good but the oven much needed cleaning to a better standard."


    We are so pleased you had a such a great stay at The Hayloft and loved it. Noted re the oven - thank you - and remedied! Am very sorry. See you again soon we hope! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin3.8Mar 2023

  • "Excellent facilities Well kitted out Excellent location for North wales, Coast, Chester, Manchester and Merseyside ."

    4 miles in any direction for supermarkets Less than a mile for village pubs

    We are absolutely delighted that you had such a wonderful and happy stay at The Hayloft and look forward to welcoming you back soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glynne5.0Feb 2023

  • "I have stayed at the hayloft on numerous occasion and it never disappoints … lovely venue Beautiful location"

    We are delighted that you had such a lovely happy stay in The Hayloft and thank you for booking! See you again soon we hope, with best wishes, Rosanna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glynne5.0Dec 2022

  • "The Hayloft is a lovely barn conversion which is very well equipped in an excellent location to explore North Wales and the Chester area."

    Very peaceful and quiet place to stay.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Sep 2022

  • "We loved our stay at the Hayloft sooo cozy & comfortable."

    Idea location for North Wales, Liverpool & Chester which we visited. Will definitely be back.

    It was lovely to meet you and we are delighted you had such a happy, fun stay in The Hayloft! See you again we hope! Best wishes, Rosanna and Will Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kim5.0May 2022

  • "Once again had a lovely restful break, few hiccups that where easily sorted."

    Beautiful scenery & location. The owners where eager to please & helpful. I would book again!

    Thank you so much for booking The Hayloft and we are so happy to hear you had a lovely and restful stay! We are so sorry about a couple of breakages but are very glad we could quickly sort out! We are very lucky with the scenery and location. See you back here again soon we hope, Rosanna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Maria3.4Mar 2022

  • "Well appointed apartment… full of charm"

    We are so pleased that you had such a happy stay and please visit again! With very best wishes, Will and Rosanna Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glynne5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a really enjoyable stay at The Hayloft."

    A lovely countryside setting yet so close to some great days out. The tennis court was a great addition too. Our highlight was arriving and finding the cows right at our window! Thank you for a lovely stay.

    We are delighted that you loved staying at The Hayloft and enjoyed the tennis court and countryside setting! Do visit again soon, with very best wishes, Rosanna and Will Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel4.4Oct 2021

  • "Hayloft was a wonderful place to stay, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay & would defiantly recommend it to our family & friends."

    The owners William, Rosanna & Family were lovely very warm & welcoming. Thank you. This property was well stocked, all the facilities where here, it was a home from home, plenty to do, walks, Tennis & exploring different places in Wales. We had an excellent week very peaceful & relaxing Holiday. Look forwards to booking again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Maria4.1Jun 2021

  • "The Hayloft is in Flintshire, just over the border into Wales, but only about ten miles from Chester."

    The owners, Roseanna and Will live in the farmhouse across the farm yard and are incredibly helpful and friendly, but are discreet and leave you to have your holiday in peace. The cottage was clean and well equipped and would be a great place to come with school age children, with bikes and scooters available for younger kids and a tennis court for use as well. There are beautiful walks from the doorstep and the village of Northop is a ten minute stroll away down a lane, with a village shop and 2 pubs. Chester Zoo is about 20 minutes away, as is Beeston Castle, an English Heritage property. We had a fabulous time and will definitely be coming back

    Reviewed by Sharron5.0Jun 2021

  • "The Hayloft was a gem of a find and an amazing place to call home for a few months."

    Welcoming and wonderful hospitality, peaceful and ideal location to be in-lots of walking trails, animals and not far from stores, Chester and lots of things to explore and do. Highly recommend and I would book again, and hope to be back soon!

    Reviewed by Liza5.0May 2021

  • "Great, reliable service from beginning to end."

    Venue perfect in every respect.

    Reviewed by John5.0Feb 2020

  • "The Hayloft is ideal place and situation for my visit"

    Reviewed by Glynne4.7Feb 2020

  • "Slightly difficult to find with a sat nav but thorough details were also provided beforehand."

    Very accommodating with the check in time as well - would definitely recommend to others!

    Reviewed by Joe5.0Dec 2019

  • "Lovely barn conversion."

    .. in an ideal position for discovering beautiful North Wales... with all the facilities you could wish for..... I’ve already booked here again for my next visit

    Reviewed by Glynne4.4Dec 2019

  • "The Hayloft is a great place to stay."

    It has every comfort. We particularly liked the fact that useful odds and ends had been left, like cooking oil, foil, washing tabs etc etc. The welcome tray was also appreciated. We never met our hosts- or anybody! It was very quiet and peaceful.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2019

  • "This was our second stay at the Hayloft and it didn't disappoint."

    Everything was as we expected plus more...a Christmas tree, bottle of prosecco and some tasty mince pies were all unexpected additions and a lovely suprise. Thank you Will and Rosanna for making our stay a good one. Linda, Stephen, Ellie & Tobias

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Dec 2018

  • "Lovely place, really well equipped."

    A perfect break away. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Hamish5.0Dec 2018

  • "Excellent location for all amenities."

    .. but amidst green fields and farm life what could be better.

    Reviewed by Glynne5.0Dec 2018

  • "This is a first class listing."

    The hostess Rosanna Bankes was particularly welcoming and provided a great welcome hamper. The cottage is warm, well equipped and beautifully furnished with high standard linen. The information pack was informative and comprehensive. Very quiet and ideally situated close to Chester and also the North Wales countryside, a lovely home from home.

    Reviewed by Tony5.0Nov 2018

  • "The Hayloft is an awesome location, extremely well equipped and hosts Will and Rosanna couldn’t be more responsive."

    Loved the welcome basket, fluffy robes and log burner - very cosy. Lovely walks nearby and lots to visit within a short drive. I will return!

    Reviewed by Erica4.7Oct 2018

  • "Sykes staff did a great job to accommodate our extra days' stay for a reasonable price by contacting the owner for us."

    Reviewed by Arjun5.0Sep 2018

  • "Wow! This is a beautiful addition to the owners farmhouse."

    The local village is fantastic and it was close enough to shops and for travelling to visit family in the area. Owners were really friendly and allowed our son to play with their children's scooters. Fabulous welcome basket which came with a much needed bottle of wine after a long day of travelling. Beautifully decorated and allowed us to relax.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Aug 2018

  • "Friendly family and beautiful setting already booked another stay here"

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2018

  • "Beautiful accommodation!"

    Above and beyond any expectations, they really have thought of everything. We’ll definitely be staying here again in the future

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0May 2018

  • "Fabulous location for our needs, the owners were extremely helpful and have thought their holiday home through very thoroughly."

    Has left such a good impression we will make a note of the property and when we go back that way will look to stay in the hayloft.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2018

  • "The Hayloft was lovely and cosy We all had a lovely weekend Owners friendly and helpful"

    Reviewed by Debra5.0Mar 2018

  • "This property is in a lovely peaceful rural location and yet is still very conveniently placed for visiting lots of places - North Wales coast, Chester, Cheshire Oaks to name a few."

    Great conversion of a barn with modern amenities and every home comfort. Really nice owners and a much appreciated welcome tray on arrival. Will definitely recommend the property to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Janet4.8Nov 2017

  • "Excellent location for what we wanted to do."

    The cottage had everything we needed and more with special touches like a welcome pack and dressing gowns.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Jun 2017

  • "Quiet location , very convenient for access to major road links and Chester."

    Reviewed by John4.6May 2017

  • "It was a lovely experience, with everything we needed."

    We met Rosanna, who welcomed us and we felt at home immediately. we would certainly think about visiting again if we wanted to go back to North Wales. Perfect for a break any time of year.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.8Mar 2017

  • "The cottage was extremely thoughtfully presented."

    We have stayed in many, many rental cottages but I thought that the hayloft was the best equipped we have ever stayed in. It made such a difference to have tea, coffee, sugar and milk provided plus toiletries and dressing gowns. These little things make a huge difference.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Feb 2017

  • "Lovely venue and cosy accomodation."

    Thoughtful owners who came out especially to welcome us at 10pm at night!

    Reviewed by Steven4.8Dec 2016

  • "Warm welcome from the hosts and a lovely property."

    The property met our expectations completely.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Aug 2016

  • "Just purely PERFECT <3"

    Reviewed by Jodi5.0Jul 2016

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  • All first floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Nespresso machine / milk frother (please bring own pods), 42" SmartTV ready to connect Netflix / Prime accounts etc inc Freeview, DVD, Bluetooth speaker/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and fuel for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, towels and bathrobes inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage available (not locked, at guests own risk).
  • Private lawned garden with patio
  • charcoal BBQ and furniture
  • Use of owners woodland and lake area
  • Shared all weather tennis court with equipment available
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops and pubs 9 mins walk
  • Note: Open lake on woodland walk, children to be supervised
  • Note: There are 15 stone steps to access the property.

The property

Northop 0.6 miles.

A stunning, Grade II listed barn conversion, overlooking a spacious courtyard, opposite the owner's farmhouse on a picturesque farm, just ten minutes walk from the village of Northop in Flintshire and fifteen minutes' drive from the city of Chester.

Accessed up original covered stone steps, this delightful barn conversion is located above a row of barn outbuildings.

It is beautifully decorated and presented with a welcoming feel as soon as you enter into the open plan sitting room with woodburner.

The well-equipped kitchen with dining area is perfectly designed to provide you with all you will need for a memorable stay, and the two delightful and stylish bedrooms with sumptuous bed linen share a modern stylish bathroom with bath and shower option.

The owners have retained character features where possible including many stunning old wooden beams and the Grade II listed A Frame dividing the living space from the bedrooms and bathroom.

There is also a snug alcove providing a cosy retreat to curl up with a book next to the roaring fire and escape from it all.

Outside, there is an all-weather tennis court set at the edge of grazing fields which provides a unique location for an enjoyable game of tennis.

There is also a private lawned garden with patio terrace, Charcoal BBQ and garden furniture, where you can sit and relax with a cup of coffee and a good book.

The Hayloft is surrounded by beautiful countryside so why not stroll down through woodlands to the owner's lake, past the free-range chickens and enjoy the wildlife and scenery, before taking the 10 minute walk into the village to enjoy a drink or meal at one of the village pubs?

Wat's Dyke runs through the farm grounds and doorstep walks lead onto Wat's Dyke Path stretching to Holywell and the coast in one direction, and the Welsh Marches in the other.

There are lots of great walking and cycling routes from The Hayloft.

Perfectly located to enjoy all that the North Wales coast and Chester and its surrounds offer, this delightful cottage is superbly placed whatever you wish to do.

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About the location


Chester 12 miles.

Located 12 miles west of Chester, on the borderlands of Wales and England, Northop is a historic and pretty village, dating back over 1000 years, with a variety of architectural styles on offer along the high street. Developed as a result of its strategic position on the transport route between the two countries it thrived throughout the 17th century and still retains a delightful village feel, with three welcoming village pubs, a busy Post Office and general stores and several shops and businesses make up its centre, along with a village cricket club and reputable golf club. The Wats Dyke was built in the 8th century to protect the Welsh from invaders and now forms a delightful walk from Holywell along a 65km trail into Shropshire, cutting through the village and surrounding farmland of Northop. Be sure to visit St Eurgain's Grade I listed church in the village, eat at one of the village pubs and perhaps hear the award-winning Northop Silver Band rehearsing in the nearby band hall. With excellent access to both Chester and the North Wales coast on the A55, just 2 miles drive to the renowned Theatr Clwyd, fantastic country walks and cycling routes and several excellent golf courses in the area, Northop is an ideal base for exploring the many delights on offer in the region.