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Basil's Barn

Egton near Grosmont, North York Moors & Coast, YO21 1TZ (Ref. 1064996)

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Features

  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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4 Customer Review(s)

  • “Fabulous but first I’d like to address a previous review.”

    I can’t say it’s not accurate however we did not notice the “smelly dog” sofa. I do think some points are down to personal taste and the comments give the review an unfairly negative feel Unfortunately we are still in the middle of a global pandemic and there are many shortages including builders and the supply of skips, hence the leftover building materials. This was addressed the week we were there, having waited many weeks for one to become available. Yes, it’s a “mish-mash” of ...

    I can’t say it’s not accurate however we did not notice the “smelly dog” sofa. I do think some points are down to personal taste and the comments give the review an unfairly negative feel Unfortunately we are still in the middle of a global pandemic and there are many shortages including builders and the supply of skips, hence the leftover building materials. This was addressed the week we were there, having waited many weeks for one to become available. Yes, it’s a “mish-mash” of furniture but this can be quite clearly seen from the photos and is partly what gives the place its character and quirky feel. We found the hosts Ian and Ruth very friendly and we spoke to them on several occasions discussing how Basil’s Barn came to be and all the trials and tribulations involved. It was very interesting and explained the 1st floor storage area (building regs!) as well as many of the other lovely features. We think some of the shortages in the kitchen had already been addressed by the time we visited but don’t forget this is a brand new property and it’s easy to forget the most obvious things. However, a quick word with Ruth and she would almost certainly have gone out and bought them for you, she was so helpful. We thought the quality of the workmanship was excellent and a huge amount of attention had been placed on some of the details, each one having its own story. We had a lovely holiday, nicely sandwiched between 2 pubs and Egton is a picture postcard North Yorkshire village ideally placed to visit the surrounding areas and attractions of Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay, North York Moors and the NYMR

    - Dave, August 2021

About the property

Grosmont 2 miles.

Nestled in the charming village of Egton, on the edge of the scenic North York Moors National Park, is this wonderful barn conversion, Basil’s Barn.

This single storey dwelling is a lovely base for a couple looking to break away from their normal routines and enjoy this beautiful part of Yorkshire.

The sitting room is complete with a beamed full height ceiling, providing a lovely space to unwind after an action-packed day, getting comfortable on the sofa while the woodburning stove crackles and the TV entertains.

Move into the kitchen to rustle up a tasty meal, housing a good selection of appliances to assist you, before you can settle down at the dining table to tuck in and toast to a much-needed getaway.

Whisk yourself off to the delightful double bedroom, adding further character with the exposed beams and flagstone flooring, and served by a stylish shower room with walk-in shower and an exposed brick wall.

Spend time outside in the lovely garden to soak up the sunshine, with a set of table and chairs providing alfresco opportunity, whether it be evening drinks on sunny mornings with your first coffee.

The amenities of Grosmont are two miles away and includes a village shop and a local pub serving tasty grub, along with a tearoom and a gallery.

Be sure to hop on board the fascinating North York Moors Steam Railway, providing a scenic excursion through the glorious National Park, it’s a must-see visitor attraction.

If you’d prefer to explore on foot, embark on a circular walk from Grosmont over to Beck Hole and see the gorgeous bluebells light up the local woods, or meander along the riverside for another charming ramble.

While in the area, be sure to visit the coastal town of Whitby, offering a traditional seaside atmosphere with a golden beach backed by a selection of amusements and amenities; climb 199 steps to reach Whitby Abbey for glorious views over the town and coast, before exploring the quaint streets, perhaps popping into a delicious pub or restaurant to refuel.

With the magnificent moors and scenic coast with easy reach, Basil’s Barn provides a superb base for a couple’s retreat, whatever time of year.

Summary

  • Single storey
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.7 miles, pub 0.1 miles

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About the location

GROSMONT

Whitby 5 miles.

The pretty village of Grosmont sits at the junction of the River Esk and Murk Esk in the midst of striking North Yorkshire Moors scenery. The area is characterised by its narrow roads, steep hills and scenic views over valleys of patchwork fields and wide-open expanses of moorland. Grosmont itself lies in the ‘Heartbeat Country’ and is famous for being the home of the North York Moors Steam Railway. The Railway has been preserved and run by enthusiasts since 1973 and today carries upwards of 300,000 passengers a year. The village has a general store, post office, book shop, art gallery, cafes and a pub. It makes a great base for exploring the many pretty farming villages along the Esk Valley and the wider North York Moors National Park, as well as the North Yorkshire Coastline with characterful harbour towns and villages.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter