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Darrowby Barn

(Ref. 1109557)

Grassington, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "A beautiful barn conversion close to centre of village but in a quiet lane."

    Accommodation was spotlessly clean, warm and extremely comfortable. Great location for local pubs and cafes. We tried a few and they were all good! Ideal base for walks both local and further afield. Local buses worked well. We had a lovely time and would not hesitate to return.

    Thanks for taking the time to leave your review David and so glad you enjoyed Darrowby Barn so much! Good to hear you tried and enjoyed the local cafes and pubs too. Look forward to welcoming you back some time in the future! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2024

  • "Darrowby Barn is a lovely conversion in a beautiful village and we had a nice relaxing New Year even managed to get some walking in despite the awful weather."

    There were some issues with our stay that need addressing to make the stay better. Listed in order of severity and importance. 1. The guttering right above the front door has separated at the joint and because the weather was so bad there was a constant stream of water pouring down right in front of the door. 2. The first floor cloakroom would have been very handy, but the door is warped (or swollen) and does not close at all, this made the cloaks unusable for mixed company and we used it for storage. 3. The next issue has been mentioned before in previous reviews and we felt warranted another mention - The front door needs some kind of blind or maybe opaque glass/film - it feels very exposed especially during the hours of darkness. 4. This next point was very relevant during our wet weather stay - the very small mat at the front entrance is inadequate. The entrance hall was constantly wet and we ended up putting newspapers down. 5. Starter pack - there were no logs left as stated and one toilet roll in each bathroom we felt was a little stingy in a 'high end' holiday cottage. 6. Welcome pack - we have stayed in many Sykes Cottages and are used to getting a welcome pack which we feel is a nice touch. This time we got a pint of milk and four biscuits. 7. Minor point - No milk jug? Please note, these points have been highlighted to help improve the property for any future guests. We enjoyed our stay in Darrowby Barn and would recommend it providing the points raised were resolved.

    Appreciate you stayed during the week of the storms but we would have fixed the guttering immediately had we been told it had blown apart Property Owner

    Reviewed by Harry3.4Dec 2023

  • "We loved Darrowby Barn!"

    It is right in the village so walking to everywhere is great. Everything was clean and really cosy and just what we wanted for a beautiful holiday in the Yorkshire Dales. Parking permits provided for the main car park just a short walk away. We were able to unload at the door (very narrow cobbled lane). The lounge/dining was so lovely. But we couldn't really watch the TV from the sofa as it was a bit far away for us. Personally would switch the lounge/dining areas. One thing that would have helped is a 'Dummies guide' to using the induction hobs and oven, and also the washer/dryer. But overall we loved everything about the cottage. These comments are super picky but only because it was so lovely and would love to come back again.

    Thanks Kirsten for your great and helpful feedback on Darrowby Barn and so glad overall you enjoyed it as much as you did. Thanks for taking the time to leave your review as well. Thanks Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kirsten5.0Nov 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Darrowby Barn."

    It is really warm and comfortable, the kitchen is well stocked and the location is fantastic. A couple of minutes walk from the centre of the village and with a myriad of walks nearby. The beds are super comfortable and in fact we looked at the make and model of the mattresses for future reference for ourselves! The owners were very contactable and friendly and any small issues were sorted almost instantaneously. We would not hesitate to stay here again - and we very high standards. There are perhaps just a couple of small things to be aware of. The televisions do not have terrestrial channels only Apps and Catch Up such as iplayer and more4. There is no dishwasher. The description does not mention that there is so we should have realised, but given that the accommodation is of such a high standard that did catch us out a bit as we do like to cook and eat in. As has been mentioned previously it would be nice to have long mirrors in the bedrooms and it would also perhaps have been helpful to have had some small shelves in the bathrooms. However these are small niggles - overall our impression was of a beautiful well maintained property that we would love to stay in again if we returned to the area.

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a review Linda and nice to read how much you enjoyed Darrowby Barn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda4.4Nov 2023

  • "This is one of the nicest, cleanest and most modern cottages that I have stayed in."

    It was also in a fabulous location and very quiet. The kitchen was well stocked and it was good to have instructions in the drawer for appliances. The cottage was toasty warm, even without the fire lit. There were many plug sockets in the bedroom (a lovely change) and good lighting. If we had to say anything negative, it would be minimal.... it would be great to have a full length mirrors in the bedrooms (plenty of room on the walls), even though there is one in the hall way (which we were fighting for at one point lol) and a blind at the front door window would be good. All in all a gorgeous place to stay.

    Thanks Jan, great to hear you enjoyed Darrowby Barn so much and thanks for taking the time to give your feedback which is all looked/listened to so thank you Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Oct 2023

  • "Cottage in immaculate condition."

    A little difficult to find, as it is tucked away. Parking available within 100 yards, however, I suspect finding spaces might be difficult in high season.

    Glad you found Darrowby Barn in immaculate condition Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brew4.1Oct 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful, well appointed barn conversion."

    Equipped with everything you need to have the perfect stay. Very good interaction with the owners. Would have no hesitation recommending this property.

    Thank you Linda for your kind words and review, so glad you enjoyed Darrowby Barn! Thnaks again Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a beautiful place to stay."

    Spotlessly clean and comfortable. Just a two minute stroll from the central area yet also very quiet and the sound of swallows in the morning. Would highly recommend to anyone wanting access to fabulous walking alongside nice coffee shops and dining. We ate at the Blackhorse which was excellent. A highlight of my holiday to the UK. Thanks a lot Andy.

    Fantastic to hear Julia, so glad you enjoyed Darrowby Barn and Grassington so much. Hope you have a good trip home with some happy memories. Thanks for taking time to leave your review, much appreciated Thanks Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was beautiful inside, it had everything you needed !"

    Being located right in the centre of Grassington was just the perfect location ! Would certainly return and stay at Darrowby barn again

    Glad you enjoyed your stay at Darrowby Barn Debbie and always welcome back, thanks for taking the time to give your review. Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Jun 2023

  • "The barn was absolutely stunning and renivated to an ncredibly high standard."

    Brilliant location fot the dales. Foid at The Drovers was delicious too.

    Thanks for taking time and for such nice feedback Pauline - so glad you enjoyed Darrowby Barn and your stay in Grassington. Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0May 2023

  • "A beautiful house in the centre of lovely Grassington village which ment being able to easily walk to the shops, pubs and cafes Everything in the house was spotless and had all we needed."

    Possibly a hand rail on the stairs would help rather than holding on to the glass bannister. House situated in the small lane behind the woodcutter shop - our sat nav was no use but the local postman was - for drop off. Parking at the busy weekend was not easy but we always managed to find a spot using the parking passes for the National car park 10 minutes away. Lovely walks nearby and good bus service Will certainly recommend and hopefully return.

    Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a nice review of Darrowby Barn. Really glad to hear you enjoyed your visit so much, thanks again Pauline and look forward to seeing you some time in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Apr 2023

  • "The property is immaculate, warm, comfortable and very well equipped."

    Conveniently located at the top end Grassington. The owners are helpful and friendly. Would definitely recommend to others.

    Thanks so much for your kind words Jan - Thank you for taking time to leave your review of Darrowby Barn - so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you again, Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely property in an excellent location, highly recommended"

    Thanks for taking the time to leave a kind review on Darrowby Barn and so glad you enjoyed your stay there. Thanks again, Andy Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Mar 2023

  • "A comfortable,warm high end accomodation."

    We had a fab stay in the centre of grassington with a good variety of walks and places to eat. Would live to come back.

    Great, glad you had a fab stay and always welcome back Property Owner

    4.1Mar 2023

  • "Comfortable spotless well supplied accommodation in a friendly welcoming village."

    As seniors we felt the staircase with the glass surrounding would have been better for our age group with a handrail. We mostly enjoyed our stay at the barn

    Thanks for your feedback Jean and glad you found Darrowby Barn comfortable, spotless and well supplied - happy to hear you enjoyed the village. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Dec 2022

  • "Just had a wonderful 3 nights stay in Darrowby barn."

    Location was perfect for walking and a quick 2 minute stroll to the main high street and local pubs which are ideal for eating out should you not wish to cook. Could not fault the accommodations or equipment within the barn and sitting by the log fire on a wet evening was an absolute pleasure. Would have no hesitation to rebook Darrowby barn when next visiting the Yorkshire dales, thank you.

    Great to hear you enjoyed your stay so much Bev and thanks for taking time to give your feedback. Thanks also for leaving The Barn in such good order - much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Nov 2022

  • "Darrowby Barn has been converted to a very high standard."

    We were delighted to be staying there. The owners have got it just right and I'm sure whoever stays there will be as delighted as we were. We certainly recommend.

    Thanks very much for your kind comments Sandra and so glad you enjoyed your time in Darrowby Barn Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Oct 2022

  • "The property itself we couldn't fault, the furnishing was top grade and the location was excellent with everything on the doorstep."

    The downside was that because it was so new there was a lack of information for the property especially for the hightec appliances and the TV's in the bedrooms did not work. There was also no parking permit as described and parking can be an issue but I belive the permit is now available. Given time and the teething problems sorted out this property will be a good place to stay.

    Thanks for your feedback Brian and glad you liked the property. Yes, permit now sorted and information pack which will hopefully help going forwards. Thanks again Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian4.4Sep 2022

  • "Accommodation was stunning with everything at a very high standard and close to all the local pubs and shops."

    We enjoyed our stay but was spoilt by lack of parking. Advertised as nearby parking available, permits supplied. ( No permits supplied ) Biggest issue is available parking in the area of which was a daily struggle from 8am onwards.

    Thanks for your kind comments Glenn, the parking permits are here at last and hopefully are the final part of making the Barn complete. Thanks again for your feedback Property Owner

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Sep 2022

  • "This a beautifully appointed property in a great location."

    Although you cannot park outside other than to unload, nearby parking is easily available. Although we had no difficulty in finding the parking it might be useful to provide simple directions along with any other "good to know" information in a welcome pack. In addition it would be good to let visitors know about the local NISA store which is very handy to use.

    Thanks for your kind feedback Tim and so glad you enjoyed your stay In Darrowby Barn. Have finished the information pack which will be in the property from this coming Friday and have as per your feedback included details of the store. Thanks again and hopefully you'll get back to Grassington in the future Property Owner

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Aug 2022

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  • Reverse-level
  • Two ground-floor king-size bedrooms with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • First-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer
  • 65" TV, Freeview TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Nearby car park, parking permits supplied
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Perched in the popular village of Grassington, North Yorkshire, is this fantastic two-bedroom barn conversion, Darrowby Barn.

Enjoying a prime location in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, and a characterful interior with exposed stone and wooden beams, Darrowby Barn is a superb dwelling for couples or a family of four.

On the ground-floor, you will find two well-appointed king-size bedrooms, both with Freeview TV and stylish en-suite shower rooms, perfect for preparing for a day of adventure in style.

Follow the stairs up to the first floor, where you can cook up a storm in the well-equipped kitchen, featuring a handy washer/dryer, ready to enjoy at the breakfast bar or at the dining table for four.

After dinner, curl up in the light and airy sitting area and select a much-loved film from the large 65” TV, as the woodburning stove crackles nearby.

On this floor, you will also find a cloakroom for your convenience.

Explore the local village, where you can treat your loved ones to a hearty meal and local ales at the popular Foresters Arms, a light bite or sweet treat at Retreat Tearoom & Bistro or purchase fresh and local produce from Relish.

For futher essentials, head to the nearby village of Threshfield, where you will find a well-stocked convenience store, as well as idyllic paths along the River Wharfe and Linton Falls.

Continue onto Bolton Abbey, where you will find the fascinating Bolton Priory, along the charming Welly Walk and the renowned Stepping Stones.

Your location benefits from having a wealth of scenic walking trails thanks to the Yorkshire Dales National Park being right on your doorstep.

Be sure to check out Skipton, home to a remarkable castle, an excellent golf club and the Yorkshire Dales Food & Drink Festival which takes place annually in July.

Adventure awaits at Darrowby Barn

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About the location


Skipton 9 miles; Ilkley 12 miles.

Grassington is one of the most charming villages in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Traditional stone cottages and shops are clustered around the cobbled market place, offering exceptional shopping facilities for a village of this size, with a monthly farmer’s market offering a mouthwatering range of organic and homemade local produce. Situated on the River Wharfe, with the extensive Grass Woods to the north of the village, this is a superb walking area. Down dale is Bolton Abbey with the Abbey ruins, the Priory and the famous “Strid Walk”. A little further is the elegant town of Ilkley, overlooked by the famous Ilkley Moor. Up dale are Kettlewell and Buckden boasting spectacularly beautiful limestone scenery. With many other beauty spots scattered throughout Wharfedale, Grassington provides a great base for exploring the local area and all that the Dales have to offer, with Brontë Country and York also being within easy motoring distance.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas