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1 Church Barns

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Pocklington, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful well presented cottage in a quiet location."

    Comfortable beds, lovely sitting room to relax in, everything we needed as regards kitchen equipment/utensils. Having milk in the fridge and biscuits for when we arrived was a nice touch. The ducks from the pond came to visit us in the garden each day!! We will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Apr 2024

  • "The owners have beautifully decorated this barn conversion , furniture is quality and classy, the living room is much larger than the pictures look, lots of nice little touches, , like washing up liquid, handsoap salt, pepper etc."

    .. The log supply was great ,the burner kicks out a lot of heat so didn't need to be on for long periods The handbook we received by email from Sharon before was great ! So useful We also were appreciative of the biscuits and milk on arrival, We sleep in King size and super king at home so for us the double beds were fairly small,and we also missed radiators , and not being able to control our own heating as sometimes too hot or too cold, and you don't want to bother the owners constantly , we have never ever stayed in a cottage where we can't adjust heating ourselves . The village is quiet , peaceful and not a lot around but short approx half hour drives to York, the outlets, malton, and about 15 minutes to Driffield which was great . Lovely garden which would be great in the summer.

    Thankyou for your feedback. Sorry to hear the temperature was not always correct for you at this time of the year temperatures can vary so much it is hard to suit all requirements. The barn is underfloor heating which is set to a constant temperature. The living room and the kitchen can be adjusted by thermostat as you require (using the instruction card in the kitchen) however due to the nature of underfloor heating it is a slow process to change temperature as not so instant as radiators. We do also provide the log burner should guests require further heat. We are looking to replace one of the double beds with a King size bed as by moving furniture around think we can fit one in sorry you didnt realise we only had doubles but it does mention this in the listing. Pleased you enjoyed our little touches. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linsey4.1Feb 2024

  • "Church Barn is such a welcoming and comfortable place to stay, it was so warm, cosy and clean and it had been very stylishly renovated."

    We felt totally at home from the moment we arrived, and the owner, Sharon, could not have been more helpful and friendly, always on hand to answer any questions and a font of knowledge about the local area. We kept our bikes in the garden shed and one of my favourite things was to sit just outside the patio doors with a mug of coffee, in the morning, before we set off for the day, enjoying a bit of early Spring sunshine.The area is so tranquil and peaceful, proper rural Yorkshire. And Fridaythorpe is a delightful village with a church, a pub and a duck pond. What more could you want!

    Reviewed by William5.0Feb 2024

  • "This is a fantastic cottage, which looks exactly like the photos (not always the case) and we had a truly wonderful stay here."

    It’s beautifully renovated, well-furnished and equipped and extremely comfortable – our week included the sudden, drastic fall in temperature to -5C and snowfall but we remained warm, owing to the underfloor heating and very effective wood burner. The owners have thought of everything – for example, the kitchen is better equipped than any we’ve encountered in the many cottages we’ve rented for holidays - and little touches include a lovely welcome pack, generously supplied toiletries in the bathroom and very tasteful décor and soft furnishings. The cottage is detached, all on one level and spacious, standing in its own grounds and with access to excellent walks on the Wolds Way. It’s very dog friendly indeed and our dog Claudia realised very quickly that she was warmer if she lay on the floor rather than on her bed, because of the underfloor heating. It’s a small but very pleasant village, where amenities include a pub that does food and a petrol station that also serves as the village shop – this is surprisingly good and cater for your needs extremely well. The owner made contact before, during and after our visit to ensure we knew all that was necessary, that we were enjoying our holiday without problems and to ask for feedback which might help them improve the cottage further (this was hard to do – the place is, in our opinion, faultless). We most definitely want to return!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jan 2024

  • "Beautiful cottage, lovely and cosy had everything we needed, had a perfect stay."

    Reviewed by Kelly4.4Dec 2023

  • "This beautiful barn was absolutely perfect in every way!"

    It’s furnished to a very high standard & has everything & more than you need for a very comfortable week away at Christmas. There was a beautiful Christmas tree & lovely goodies left for us all of which were greatly appreciated! There are some lovely walks from the doorstep & we had a wonderful trip to Castle Howard on Christmas Eve. We would not hesitate to highly recommend 1 church barn, it’s now become our favourite place to be when visiting Yorkshire!

    Thankyou for your wonderful feedback. So glad you enjoyed your Christmas with us and we hope to see you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage is very comfortable and has all you need beds are comfy lovely amount of towels & some very thoughtful supplies left for us garden is lovely and secure & there is a lovely duck pond across the road handy shop round the corner for supplies would highly recommend this cottage…."


    Thankyou for your lovely feedback, so glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to host you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Dec 2023

  • "Beautifully furnished and really comfortable cottage."

    Everything you need for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by John5.0Dec 2023

  • "Such a lovely cottage decorated and finished ti an extremely high standard."

    Facilities are fabulous, mega clean, dog friendly with a bonus enclosed garden for the dog to run around safely. Well located for Yok, seaside and further a field. The seaways cafe was good for breakfast and home made snacks. We would absolutely stay again and recommend without hesitation.

    Thankyou for your wonderful feedback, so happy you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage which was very clean and comfortable."

    The garden was fully enclosed, so good for dogs unless you have a very small one which might be able to squeeze between the gate and the gatepost. Location was good - close to the village green with the duckpond, and some nice walks right on our doorstep. We found the fridge a bit on the small side even for just the 2 of us - with just a small freezer compartment, so don't take lots of food with you - eat out instead! We ate at the Wellington Inn, The Wolds Inn and the Old Star Inn, all of which were good. The cottage could have done with a few more coathangers or drawers in the main bedroom, and also for a person of my height (5'0") the bathroom mirror was too high and I could only see the top of my head! Other than that, we had everything we needed. The cottage maintained a good even temperature and we didn't have to change any settings or light the fire. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

    Thankyou for your feedback and so sorry you were unable to see in the bathroom mirror. We do provide moveable vanity mirrors in the bedrooms, I will add one of these to the bathroom too. There are 6 drawers in the main bedroom along with the large wardrobe so I am surprised there was not enough storage space for a 4 night stay but i will look to add more hangers we try to leave 12-15 in each wardrobe but Im sure a few more wont harm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage Second visit won't be our last."

    A real home from home.

    So glad you enjoyed your second stay with us and hopefully we will see you for a third x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely quiet location."

    The cottage has everything you need and is presented well. Cleanliness is of a very high standard.

    Reviewed by Tracey4.7Aug 2023

  • "What a beautiful clean cottage."

    One of the best ones we have ever stayed in.The garden was enclosed which was good for our was very warm and comfortable and thankyou for the goodies that were left we actually could not fault it at all the village was very nice only problem was there were not many amenities and the pub on the corner was closed while we were there so we had to go to a different village to have our evening meal as we like to eat out while we are away but we were not disappointed and it was dog friendly.

    Thankyou for your kind feedback, so glad you enjoyed your stay and we too wish the village pub would reopen they did say they were going to so fingers crossed. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2023

  • "We received an E Mail when we returned from our holiday which outlined one or two details about the property."

    This was sent on the day we left for the cottage and we did not see it as we did not take any devices with us as we wanted a break. It would be good for this to be sent a couple of days earlier

    Thankyou for your feedback, we send all guests an email with check in details but for security reasons we dont send until just prior to your stay as we dont want to share codes etc too early in case guests have to cancel their stay. Usually we send them out a couple of days prior I can only apologise if you didnt receive yours until after your stay. All the information we send is available in a printed version in the property. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful barn conversion everything you could ask for the owners ..."

    Absolutely beautiful barn conversion everything you could ask for the owners have thought of everything ideally based to visit many places only 30 minutes to coast

    Thankyou for your lovely feedback so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again soon . Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely property with everything you could need."

    We will definitely be staying again in the future.

    Thankyou for your wonderful feedback we look forward to hosting you again at Church Barns. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alexander5.0Jan 2023

  • "Spotless, well appointed, secluded garden and off road parking."

    Ideally located close to (2 min walk) The Manor Inn with great food , welcoming people and Cask Ales.Local shop and cafe a further 100 and 200 yards Also two walks almost right on doorstep.

    Thankyou so much for your lovely feedback so glad you enjoyed the wonderful Yorkshire Wolds Way walks they really are stunning. Hope to see you again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angus5.0Jul 2022

  • "Exactly as listed in a lovely quiet spot."

    We loved the property,so comfortable.If you want peaceful with plenty of places to go perfect.Thanks Sharon for a great place to stay.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay and thankyou for your wonderful feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely gorgeous cottage with everything you’d ever need and more."

    The Christmas tree and goodies left for us were a lovely touch. We will definitely be returning. Amazing hosts too

    Thankyou for your wonderful feedback so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Dec 2021

  • "The property was lovely, very comfortable and well equipped."

    A welcome basket with milk, bread and jam awaited us with a supply of coffee sachets and teabags also available. However, the milk had reached its use by date and was slightly off , the bread had also been left a bit too long. Perhaps the property had been cleaned a few days before we arrived. It was a kind gesture however. We were unsuccessful in our attempts to keep the log burner working , probably due to poor quality logs bought at a petrol station, and as the weather was atrocious during our week there, it was missed. The living room just needed an extra touch of heat in the evening. The bed was comfortable and well presented. Perhaps more hangers would be useful. The bathroom is beautiful and the owner provided everything you could possibly need to use in porcelain containers. One item missing, possibly due to Covid issues, was a bath/ shower mat. I felt the surface of the bath was slippery and with no grab rail, a bit unsafe for someone, like me, who has stability issues. We bought a mat to use. However we do recognise that that might be due to Covid issues . The little enclosed garden would have been lovely in better weather and was well enclosed and safe for our dog. The village is lovely and the area is nice, central to lots of other areas of interest. We had to cut short our stay due to illness, but would ordinarily have wanted to stay longer. The cottage has been put together very thoughtfully by the owner, for which, many thanks.

    Thank you for your feedback I am really sorry to hear about your bread and milk, these were both purchased from a local farm shop on the morning of your stay we will in future take more notice of the dates shown on their products when purchasing complimentary items for guests. We will add more hangers to the wardrobes as you mention I'm sure these will be useful and I'm sorry to hear you were unable to keep the log burner alight, I will check the air vent at the bottom was not closed as it usually lights no problem with the logs and firelighters we leave in the shed, had you called I would happily have talked you through the thermostat or popped up to the property if you were unable to follow the instruction card left in the kitchen which would have increased the underfloor heating temperature. Due to covid we did remove rubber bath mats, we do provide a material bath mat for the floor as these can be laundered between guests but the rubber bath versions unfortunately are not covid compliant. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    Everything you need for your stay. Landlady was very helpful. Lovely walks near by. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "Cottage was beautifully decorated and very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful, luxurious cottage, one of the best we've stayed in over our 15 years of staying in Yorkshire."

    Will definitely return, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jul 2021

  • "Place was a amazing to stay at - the utensils though are old and dated."

    The tin opener was pretty much broken and could do with a masher. Apart from that, the location was fab, the barn was comfortable with everything you need. Shop just round the corner for essentials and walks on the doorstep. The neighbours do have dogs, just to bear in mind if you have a reactive pooch like me, but was easily managed.

    Reviewed by Vicky4.7Jul 2021

  • "Crockery and cutlery needs replacing desperately."

    Apart from this the cottage was great !

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Sep 2020

  • "Place was wonderful and done to a very high standard-we were very comfortable!"

    Would highly recommend! The only thing that let this cottage down was the crockery and cutlery-they were both very old and in poor condition znd there wasnt enough for 2 people to use comfortably so that was the only disappointing part - all in all very happy

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Sep 2020

  • "The cottage is a very comfortable base for walking and enjoying the beautiful local countryside."

    The facilities in the village are thin (normally we would look for somewhere with a local pub within walking distance) but under the current circumstances this did not impact our holiday.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely week at the barn , very clean & comfortable with a sofa in every room to lounge on"

    Reviewed by Shelley4.4Aug 2020

  • "We had an amazing holiday, the cottage was absolutely fabulous."

    It was clean, comfortable, quirky and lots of little touches we didn’t expect, like some bread, butter, eggs and other little items left for us on our arrival. There was even shampoo and conditioner for us if needed. The cottage was cozy and so comfortable. The owner kept in touch with us via email due to Covid 19 to check we were satisfied with everything. Even the gardener worked round us time wise to tend the garden on the Monday. Wouldn’t hesitate to come again

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Jul 2020

  • "Loved the cottage possible could have on suit in one of the bedrooms but very nice we had very nice weekend"

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2020

  • "Good location for York and the coast."

    Very peaceful village with good facilities.

    Reviewed by Jeff5.0Jul 2020

  • "It was a lovely cottage to stay in and with it being baby Nancy first holiday"

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Feb 2020

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  • All-ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms: 2 x double
  • Family bathroom with bath and overhead shower, WC and hand basin
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hobs, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, Smart TV WiFi, hairdryer and iron
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, toiletries and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for one car with lots of on street parking for additional cars
  • Electric Car Charger
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Enclosed South East facing back garden
  • Shop 0.2 miles, café 0.3 miles, pub 4 miles
  • Please note: Children under the age of 11 are unsuitable for this property

The property

York 20 miles Pocklington 8miles Driffiled 9.7 miles.

1 Church Barns is a detached contemporary converted barn, resting on the Yorkshire Wolds Way and is only a short stroll across the road to the first of the beautiful Dales.

An attractive abode that welcomes your four-legged friends, this cottage is ideal for couples or groups of four traveling with a dog.

Recently awarded the AA 5 star rating.

Step into the warmth of the sitting room and snuggle up on the sofa after lighting the woodburning stove and turning on the Smart TV.

The stylish fully-fitted kitchen/diner boasting a beautiful Belfast sink, dining table, sofa area and bifold doors is at the heart of this home and is a great place for socialising with friends, as you join together to create a fabulous three course meal.

Grab a bottle of wine from the rack and gather around the dinner table to indulge in stories of the past and plan new adventures together.

No need to argue over who has the best room in the house, this cottage consists of two beautifully decorated double bedrooms, with plenty of storage and lots of light.

As you wake the next morning feeling well-rested, take yourself off to the chic bathroom and get ready for the day with a refreshing shower or a relaxing soak in the bath.

Make the most of the glorious weather in the back garden by dining alfresco and basking in the sunshine.

Venture into the nearby market towns of Pocklington, Driffield or Stamford Bridge or just half an hour away visit the historic city of York.

Hop in the car and head down to the East Coast with Fraisthorpe and Bridlington reached within half an hours car journey.

If you’re looking for a relaxing break in the East Riding of Yorkshire, vacation at 1 Church Barns.

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About the location


York 13 miles.

The pretty little market town of Pocklington nestles at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds in the Vale of York. It is perhaps best known for Burnby Hall Gardens - 8 acres of gloriously beautiful gardens with two large lakes which are home to the National Collection of water lilies. There are several world famous attractions nearby - majestic Castle Howard, beautiful Sledmere House, and of course the historic city of York. The town boasts a leisure centre offering a wide range of sports, including swimming, a Civic Centre and the Pocklington Arts Centre, which shows various films and stages live shows throughout the year. Pocklington is also home to Madhyamaka Kadampa Meditation Centre, known worldwide for its meditation courses and retreats, plus the KP Golf Club is situated approx. 1 mile away and offers wedding and other event facilities, a stylish bar and a restaurant, as well as an 18 hole championship golf course. Just a few miles away is the village of Warter, which is where David Hockney produced his 'Bigger Trees Near Warter' painting. Nearby are various cycle ways including the North Sea Cycle Route and walkers will love either the long distance walks along the Wolds Way or one of the many more circular walks in the area for all abilities. For those who enjoy touring by car, Pocklington forms part of the Pocklington Round, a lovely scenic drive which takes in some of the area’s prettiest villages.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas