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The Byre

(Ref. 924364)

East Cowton near Northallerton, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Sky TV
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (45)
  • lovely (39)
  • welcome (34)
  • friendly (34)
  • owners (27)
  • pub (22)

84 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely converted barn, all facilities as described."

    Great location for exploring North Yorkshire and only 3 minutes walk to local pub which was super friendly and served lovely home made food. Starter pack very welcome and hosts excellent.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2024

  • "Such a lovely barn conversion, every facility you could ask for plus much more!"

    Plenty of towels, cleaning products even a nail file, I have never stayed in such a well provided for cottage. The welcome pack was the best I ever received, thank you Mel. Nothing was too much trouble, Mel and Paul are around if you need anything. Facilities for the dog were all provided. I would highly recommend The Byre for its location, close to the North York Moors, Yorkshire Dales and the fabulous countryside of County Durham

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2024

  • "Hello, We had a lovely time at the Byre."

    we cannot fault this cottage the owner was a lovely lady we will be going back. Thank you Andrea and John XX

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Feb 2024

  • "We enjoyed an excellent stay in this beautiful cottage."

    Very well appointed, with attention to detail - everything you could need for a relaxing break. Communication with Mel was excellent, attentive but not intrusive. Would highly recommend and hope to return to explore the area further. Visit the Beeswing, in the village for a warm welcome and excellent food. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Juliet5.0Dec 2023

  • "We had a lovely week in this fabulous cottage."

    Everything was perfect. Thank you

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Dec 2023

  • "Used Sykes for the first time."

    With so many properties to choose from the choice was difficult but we wanted Ground floor accommodation and access to an exercise area for our young dog. We saw The Byre and chose it on the basis of the pictures and reviews. We were not disappointed. Very good accommodation, owner was very helpful and the welcome basket of items was very thoughtful and much appreciated. Quiet area, good parking and entrance through a large Utility Room made changing wet clothes and dog drying easy, also easy for cleaning. Local pub only a short walk and travel time to Northallerton and Richmond approx. 30 minutes. All in all an enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Dec 2023

  • "The Byre is a beautiful barn conversion that is spacious, and is comfortably and stylishly furnished and decorated."

    Mel is a friendly and thoughtful host who has provided everything anyone might want. Communication was excellent. The Byre has lovely views over the North Yorkshire countryside and is convenient for Northallerton, Richmond, and Stokesley. An excellent base for rambling and shopping.

    Reviewed by William5.0Nov 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation, thank you."

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had an excellent stay at The Byre."

    The accommodation was extremely good and had everything we needed. The bed was very comfortable and gave us a better night’s sleep than at home! We also enjoyed the walk-in shower, which was used a lot during our stay during a heatwave in September. The 2 dogs on the farm were very friendly and got on fine with our dog. Melanie and Paul were the perfect hosts and made us very welcome. They didn’t seem to mind us being nosy and taking an interest in their 4 lovely horses and other things on the farm. The Beeswing Inn is only a few minutes walk away, is dog friendly, and well worth a visit for a meal and a drink. We hope to return for another holiday at The Byre and would recommend it for anyone thinking of going. Paul, Gay & Masie the black lab.

    Reviewed by Gay5.0Sep 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation in a perfect position for access to Dales, Moors, Vale of York etc."

    Friendly, welcoming owners and brilliant local food pub 5 min walk.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Aug 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage in lovely area of a quiet village."

    Accommodation first class everything you need for a comfortable holiday away from home. Melanie is very helpful and friendly and available if needed . Very clean and tidy and thank you for welcome basket and flowers. Village pub is a walk away and has nice meals and very welcoming. Loved the peace and ambience of The Byre and would love to return. Thank you

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay ."

    Ideally situated to venture out and explore North Yorkshire with plenty of local attractions to visit . The property itself is a short walk from the local pub ! Which offers good food and a good range of ale . We were met by the owner on arrival who couldn’t have been more helpful. Very dog friendly which was great . Overall it was a delightful place to stay and one that we would definitely book to stay again Jon , Bridget and Nelly the springer spaniel

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jul 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in the holiday property it was central to everywhere we wanted to go ."

    Would love to return well worth the money

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Jun 2023

  • "Lovely property in a very quiet and picturesque location."

    Very friendly and helpful owners on site. The welcome pack was very unexpected and provided the essentials plus very nice treats. We would return.

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0May 2023

  • "The Byre is definitely the most luxurious self-catering accommodation I have ever stayed in."

    The furnishings, utensils and facilities are all of high quality. Melanie is very welcoming and more than willing to help with her local knowledge.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0May 2023

  • "Fabulous really great holiday and ever comfort superb"

    Reviewed by Beryl5.0Mar 2023

  • "A first class property with everything you could wish for."

    In a good location between the dales & moors. The owner is very helpful & friendly & greeted us on arrival to explain how everything works. A great place to stay for two people.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cottage was just perfect."

    Lovely setting, lovely cottage.Everything we needed. We will be back next year. The best cottage we have stayed at on holiday.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful spacious conversion and very suitable for us as a couple and one dog."

    Ideal for parking and leading in to utility room excellent returning from walks. Outdoor seating area gets sun morning and is very pleasant. Thoughtful extras supplied including generous welcome pack dog lead some accessories torch and extra towels should these be needed. Local pub provides warm welcome and good food and there are good walks as well as great market town Northallerton with fab shopping Owners very welcoming and friendly while respecting privacy. We would like to return

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property."

    Roomiest we have stayed in for 2 people and a dog. The owners were very friendly. Melanie welcomed us personally and showed us around. The welcome gift pack was much appreciated. We can only confirm, rather than repeat, what the other very good reviews say about the Byre, the locality, the pub, and surrounding areas. One of the best things for us was that everywhere was dog friendly. No pub nor cafe refused our dog entry. Would definitely consider returning. Tom and Linda Hunter

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Sep 2022

  • "A beautiful barn conversion which was very clean and well presented."

    Certainly more than big enough for two plus dog. A great welcome from the owner and her dogs. A generous welcome pack was provided. Situated in a quiet village which boasts a good eating pub where dogs are welcomed. The property is well situated between Moors and Dales. Local towns an easy drive. We would certainly return and recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Aug 2022

  • "My wife and I greatly enjoyed our week long stay at The Byre."

    The accommodation was excellent in all respects. The owners could not have been more friendly or helpful. The property is nicely sited with good parking. A pleasant five minute stroll will find one in the village with an excellent pub a highlight. A very nice welcome pack was much appreciated. A return visit is highly likely.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "The Byre is a very pretty and comfortable place to stay."

    It's ideal for couples wanting a quiet bolthole to relax in after busy days out sightseeing. Melanie and Paul were very welcoming and made sure we had all we needed. East Cowton is ideally located for exploring the Dales and local towns and cities. The local pub is less than five minutes walk and ideal for eating out, serving typical pub fare. The staff there were also very friendly and welcoming. All in all we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Byre and would happily recommend it.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jun 2022

  • "Made to feel very welcome by the owner and her lovely dogs."

    The cottage is very clean and well equipped. It is beautifully presented and very homely, providing a lovely country retreat. We appreciated the welcome basket left for us. The location is a good base for visiting the surrounding area. We had some great days out in Northallerton, Richmond, Thirsk, Whitby and Fountains Abbey. It’s a very peaceful area and even the roads were quiet. We were blessed with good weather which enhanced our holiday.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent property."

    Beautifully presented. Great location. A wonderful week. (Lovely spring weather helped!)

    Reviewed by Rod5.0May 2022

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at the Byre, the owner was very welcoming and supplied a generous welcome pack."

    The cottage is homely, warm and very comfortable. The owners dogs Charlie, Diesel and Rosie are a delight and came to see us every morning for treats. We felt completely at home here and were sad to leave.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and had an enjoyable stay."

    Would happily visit again if in the area.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely conversion , fitted to a high standard in a very nice village."

    The owner could not be more friendly or helpful , ideal for a couple with one dog. Many extras provided to make our stay easier. Handy for shops in Northallerton ( 20 min )or Richmond ( 30 min ) and within easy reach of Thirsk or other NE Yorkshire delights. Quiet and peaceful location with a good dog friendly pub 2 minutes walk away. We had a lovely restful holiday and would definitely return next year . One of our best breaks ever.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely, spacious, light, clean, warm property in a nice, quiet location, with easy access to the A1 and the North York moors."

    Melanie and her husband were great hosts and were very welcoming and relaxed. The property was very dog friendly.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Feb 2022

  • "A perfect central location for days out."

    Cosy and characteristic conversion. Friendly owners. Couldn’t ask for any more. Would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Alex4.7Feb 2022

  • "We absolutely loved The Byre it was so homely and relaxing."

    The owners were very friendly and there was everything you could possibly need at the accommodation. We will definitely be returning again!

    Reviewed by Kerrie5.0Dec 2021

  • "A very charming and well appointed cottage, friendly owners and although joined to the house very private with its own entrance."

    Good local pub and walks and within easy reach of Richmond and also walks on the moors.

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Dec 2021

  • "A fab cottage with lovely hosts, we were only there for 3 nights but will definitely be back for another longer visit."

    This property is well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Nov 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage hope to stay again soon"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2021

  • "Just back from a weeks stay in The Byre , hosted by Melanie & Paul and can’t recommend this beautiful cottage enough ."

    From the unexpected welcome hamper full of goodies to the fabulous cottage itself which is of superior quality throughout ,we can guarantee a 5 star experience in a fabulous location for exploring the surrounding area . We would definitely recommend and hope to visit again in the New Year .

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Oct 2021

  • "The Byre is superb accommodation, an amazing barn conversion, with quality furnishings, maintained to a very high standard."

    Surrounded by countryside and ideally located between the Yorkshire Moors and the Dales. The welcome basket was a very lovely thought.Thank-you Melanie and Paul. We hope to return. Paul and Jayne Clemence

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a lovely welcome from the owner, Melanie, who showed us everything at our arrival but then left us to it for the rest of the stay."

    There was an extensive welcome hamper which was an appreciated touch. The cottage is warm and welcoming and gives you everything you could possibly need. It had an impressive walk in shower and the bed was really comfortable. Would definitely recommend for a couple who wants to get away from it all.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Warm welcome."

    The welcome hamper was very nice and much appreciated. Facilities excellent. Good food at the local pub. Excellent base for exploring Yorkshire dales and North York moors. We will hopefully visit again.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Sep 2021

  • "This cottage is within reach of lots of small market towns as well as the coast."

    It was beautifully clean and was equipped with everything you could possibly need as well as a welcome basket of basic items to start your stay. The owner is friendly and keen to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was in a fabulous setting, well kitted out and close to lots of interesting places to visit."

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2021

  • "This was the best cottage we have stayed in to date."

    Spotlessly clean and spacious and very well equipped. The hosts were so welcoming and helpful and the freshly laid eggs were a real bonus! We will definitely be returning and would recommend this home from home. Thank you for a lovely relaxing stay!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2021

  • "The welcome from Melanie was very good and the welcome pack was the best we have had at any stay!"

    I’ve marked the facilities down only slightly, as it would have been nice to have a dishwasher and an empty cupboard to store our groceries. On the whole, we had a fantastic time and loved having the animals around.

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Aug 2021

  • "Perfect cottage."

    Excellent hosts. Friendly village.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Aug 2021

  • "The hosts and location were perfect"

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had an absolute fabulous stay at The Byre."

    The cottage was so well equipped you couldn’t want for nothing. Excellent location. The Lawson’s were fantastic hosts and we loved chatting to them. They had some great recommendations and suggestions. Shame my dog wasn’t too fond of their lovely foursome! We couldn’t of picked a better week with wall to wall sunshine, however albeit hot at times. The local down the road was also fantastic. Very tasty fish pie. Will definitely be back! Thank you for a really memorable week.

    Reviewed by Lauren5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful a real home from home."

    Couple absolutely brilliant will book again

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jun 2021

  • "The holiday accomodation was the best we have stayed in everything you needed was there."

    the owner had 4dogs and they helped to make the holiday. the owners Mellanie and Paul where very hospitable and nothing was too much for them we will definataley be going again.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely area."

    Handy for great days out exploring. Lovely pub within walking distance.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2021

  • "We had a very warm welcome from the owners."

    Nothing was too much trouble.... There was an amazing welcome pack and fresh flowers.... A beautiful cottage in a wonderful location...

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had a lovely relaxing stay at this beautiful property."

    Lovely owners. Will definitely be staying again.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2020

  • "Cottage was lovely."

    Melanie and Paul were very welcoming and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. Lots of good walking. Not impressed with Northallerton but Richmond is worth a visit. Friendly pub in the village but not open Monday and Tuesday. Would recommend Black Bull at Moulton. Food is excellent. Great time had by all three of us. Everyone dog friendly as well.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2020

  • "Melanie and Paul the owners were very friendly, on hand if we needed anything but left us alone to enjoy the peace and quiet."

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Aug 2020

  • "Great cottage with friendly host and would recommend this to anyone wanting to explore the area."

    This has great links to the A19 and A1 so you can get to your destination quickly. 4 very friendly dogs that our dog loved meeting.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jul 2020

  • "This is a really lovely cottage, we didnt want for anything, lovely and warm, absolutely first class would recommend to anyone."

    Reviewed by Eunice5.0Nov 2019

  • "This lovely cottage is the best equipped accommodation we have stayed in."

    Would definitely recommend it ,and Melanie and Paul the owners are very friendly.The local pub is welcoming and serves excellent food.

    Reviewed by Pauline4.7Sep 2019

  • "Best cottage we have ever rented from you"

    Reviewed by John & Margaret5.0Jun 2019

  • "Home from home, welcoming pack fantastic, really came in handy as we were running late & had not taken any essentials, beautiful kitchen, bathroom & bootroom, bed very comfortable, owners really friendly as were their 4 dogs."

    Lovely to see owners beautiful horses & not forgetting the chickens. We would definitely return again

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0May 2019

  • "Lovingly furnished cottage in a peaceful location."

    Well equipped kitchen & excellent utility room. Owners very friendly & helpful. Welcome basket was a lovely touch,we shall definitely return. Also pub with excellent food couple of minutes walk. Thank you!!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2019

  • "This was our 2nd visit to the The Byre and it was as excellent as before."

    We again received a very warm welcome and the property is ideally located to visit so many places in North Yorkshire, if we visit here again we will be sure to book The Byre.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2019

  • "Over the years I have stayed in many self-catering premises but I have never encountered one as luxurious and well equipped as The Byre."

    It is beautifully furnished, comfortable and warm. The facilities exceeded all expectations.

    Reviewed by Lesley5.0Sep 2018

  • "This was very comfortable with the best facilities we have ever had,the owners were very friendly and helpful."

    Plus we love staying in Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had a lovely peaceful week at the Byre."

    Melanie and Paul were very accommodating and left a hamper full of goodies for our arrival. A great spot for venturing out to the moors or dales. The Beeswing Inn just around the corner was a very friendly pub with excellent food and also dog friendly. Would definitely recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Karl5.0Sep 2018

  • "My only very slight disappointment was there was no grab rail in walk in shower making it a little difficult for my husband who has mobility issues."

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Aug 2018

  • "Fantastic little dog friendly cottage with everything you could want."

    Welcome pack on arrival was such a bonus and special touch and Melanie and Paul and their dogs were very friendly and welcoming, The local dog friendly pub serves huge portions of Home made food at very reasonable prices including Home made pizzas and was only a 2 minuet wall away. Will definitely be coming again.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2018

  • "Nothing to add - Excellent all round"

    Reviewed by Gordon5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was lovely, the facilities were very good and the area was beautiful."

    The owners were very nice and very obliging, nothing was to much trouble. Overall we had a lovely week, very hot, in a lovely village in a beautiful cottage owned by a lovely couple.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jul 2018

  • "A beautiful cottage in the lovely, quiet village of East Cowton."

    Very friendly, helpful owners. Much appreciated welcome hamper. Ideal location to visit the many attractions of North Yorkshire. Excellent pub, dog friendly, short walk away.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jul 2018

  • "This was probably the nicest and best equipped Cottage for two that we have ever stayed in."

    The welcome pack was extensive and very well thought out and presented. The welcome and help from the owners was also above that which we have normally experienced. It made for a very relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2018

  • "On arrival we were met by Mrs Lawson who's showed us round the cottage."

    It was better than we had expected and Mrs Lawson had provided all that we needed without having to make an initial dash for some groceries. Even a bottle of Prosecco. The cottage was very well equipped, including a pair of left handed scissors. Essential for my wife, the walk in shower was the best yet. Mrs Lawson's 4 dogs became regular visitors and got on well with our own greyhound. We missed them when we returned home. A big thank you to Mrs Lawson for looking after us. We hope to see you again soon. Rod & Pauline Gunn (and Lucy)

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Jun 2018

  • "Far beyond what we expected."

    Wonderful cottage, great location. The accommodation could not have been better plus Melanie and Paul were lovely and so helpful. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2018

  • "Just arrived home after our second holiday at The Byre."

    Once again on our arrival a big welcome awaited us. Melanie the owner was there to receive us and the cottage was clean and comfortable and well equipped,together with a lovely welcome pack.We would recommend this cottage to anyone wishing a quiet and peaceful holiday.

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Apr 2018

  • "We have just returned from a wonderful week at The Byre."

    The weather was cold but the accommodation and the welcome warm from Mel and Paul and their local knowledge was really helpful. The snow made the area even more picturesque than we could have imagined. Having read the previous reviews of The Byre we were very hopeful of exceptional accommodation and we were not disappointed! Everything we could have possibly wanted was supplied and after days on the Moors, Dales and coast it was fabulous to return to The Byre. We will definitely come back again.

    Reviewed by Jane4.8Jan 2018

  • "A lovely cottage, made all the more enjoyably by the forward thinking of Mel, the owner."

    Unlike so many holiday lets, there were more than enough items of crockery, and everything had been thought of -even a shopping list pad! Lots of towels available, not just the ones that were left out for instant use! As well as all of the kitchen items we could have wished for, we found everything we could have used for the dog- feeding bowls, lead, torches for night time walks, mitts for drying paws, you name it, it was there. Beautifully furnished home, which was very comfortable. The wifi was a bit flaky, but that didn't cause a problem, and is probably the result of the village location. Mel left us comprehensive supplies to 'start us off'. Not just milk and a couple of tea bags- jar of coffee, tea bags, box of biscuits, prosecco, crisps, bottled water, litre of milk, pack of butter, bread...... Despite a chilly Yorkshire week in early January, we were toasty warm with the underfloor heating. Mel and Paul were very helpful telling us about local facilities. Almost forgot to add, there are lots of 'extras', which folk tend to take, just in case - you won't need them! Loo rolls, hand wash, salt & pepper, sauces, sugar, laundry liquid, cleaning sprays. Brilliant, thank you!

    Reviewed by Jacky4.8Jan 2018

  • "We have just returned from staying in a beauitful cottage the Brye in East Cowton in North Yorkshire with our dog and it was fabulous , the accommodation was excellent very clean and warm and there is nothing we wanted for !"

    The owners were really nice and friendly making us feel very welcome. It is situated just on the outskirts of the village and is perfect for a get away and is a good base for exploring North Yorkshire . Will definitely return .

    Reviewed by Victor5.0Dec 2017

  • "This was our fourth visit to The Byre and we enjoyed another week of total rest and relaxation in these beautiful surroundings."

    Melanie & Paul provide a warm welcome, an extremely generous hamper full of lots of tasty goodies & a wonderful cottage. We're looking forward to our next visit already.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2017

  • "We have just returned from a weeks holiday at the Byre Cottage."

    We have had a most excellent stay in a superb cottage with everything you could ask for to make this a holiday to remember. Paul and Melanie provided us with a comfortable, clean and well appointed cottage which is a credit to them both, the welcome pack was much appreciated, we shall certainly be returning soon. Angela, Donald and Tika ( our Toy Poodle.)

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Oct 2017

  • "The cottage was first class and the welcome pack was a added bonus,the owners were very helpful and location was ideal"

    Reviewed by Gordon4.6Sep 2017

  • "Excellent cottage furnished to a good standard."

    Large utility room which was excellent for housing our dog crate. Very hospitable owner and a relaxing break. Loved it!

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Aug 2017

  • "Everything you needed was there and a lovely welcome pack."

    owners very friendly and helpful

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jul 2017



    Reviewed by Linda5.0Feb 2017

  • "We found the owners Mr & Mrs Lawson extremely friendly and very helpful, nothing was a problem for them."

    We enjoyed the quiet relaxed area and the animals were very friendly. The facilities within the cottage where of a first class standard and would highly recommend staying here in home from home comforts.

    Reviewed by Owen4.8Oct 2016

  • "We have had many self-catering holidays and this was the best property ever."

    It was immaculate and very roomy with everything you could possibly want. The owners were very helpful and really pleasant with 4 lovely dogs. Bliss The village is also lovely and a very good position for travel to York, Richmond, Whitby and many more places. The local pub was friendly and served good food.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Sep 2016

  • "One of the best holiday cottages we have booked."

    The cottage is bigger than it looks in the pictures and is bright and comfortable. Everything you could need and a generous welcome pack on arrival. The owners are lovely as are their dogs, chickens, ducks and horses! Quiet setting - ideal for re-charging the batteries. In a friendly village with a great pub. We ordered a takeaway and they let us borrow the plates until the following day. Will definitely book again and recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Aug 2016

  • "No views. Dog cannot play on the property grounds because of ducks,chickens and horses."

    There are 15 acres just down the road but sheep in there so you need to keep dog on a lead. Cottage has everything you can think of plus more.Very elegantly furnished and really comfortable and utility room is ideal for dog to sleep in.Owners very welcoming and pleasant. Lovely welcome hamper.

    Reviewed by Susan4.8Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite walk-in dual shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric fire
  • Utility.
  • Ground source underfloor heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, convection microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, TV with Sky Family and Sports, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Private, small gravelled patio with furniture
  • Access to 20 acres of fields
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: There is ramped access to the property and wide doors, may be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • For more information, please contact the owner
  • Note: There are horses on-site and equestrian facilities available, please contact owner for more information
  • Note: Electric car charging can be requested with prior arrangement and a supplement charge will apply to the owner

The property

A beautiful, red brick barn conversion, adjoining the owner's home on their smallholding, in the sleepy village of East Cowton, seven miles from the pretty market town of Northallerton.

Perfectly placed for exploring both the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, this lovely property provides a romantic retreat for couples wanting a touch of luxury.

Sympathetically-converted to the highest of standards, there is a spacious open plan living area, with a high-pitched roof and exposed timbers.

The modern and well-equipped kitchen is to one end, with a small dining area, whilst the comfortable sitting area has a cosy electric fire, set in a feature fireplace and French doors leading to the rear patio.

With quality furnishings, Laura Ashley fabrics and many homely touches, including underfloor heating, there is a warm and welcoming ambience.

The attractive double bedroom leads off from the sitting room, with an additional TV and a contemporary travertine tiled en-suite, with a walk-in shower.

Outside the property, there is a small rear patio, a pleasant place to sit and relax in the sun, whilst the front affords fine views over open countryside.

Guests also have access to 20 acres of fields, a sure hit with any four legged friends!

A couple of minutes’ walk brings you to the village shop and local inn, serving good beer and food, whilst the few minutes’ drive to Northallerton, provides two weekly markets, excellent restaurants, tea rooms and many independent shops.

Enjoy afternoon tea in the famous Bettys tea room, an absolute treat for all, or wander along the main street, with its artisan bakery, delis and award-winning butchers.

From Northallerton, the high speed rail link to York takes 20 minutes, an enjoyable day out to walk the historic walls, visit the famous York Minster and take a trip back in time at the Jorvik Viking Centre.

Rail enthusiasts will delight in the National Railway Museum, whilst the many upmarket shops, provide excellent retail therapy.

An ideal and splendid base for Dale, Vale and Moors!

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About the location


Northallerton 7 miles; Saltburn 29 miles; Whitby 46.5 miles

The small, sleepy village of East Cowton lies seven miles from the bustling market town of Northallerton. Surrounded by open farmland, the village has an excellent local gastro pub and a small village shop. The area is ideal for walking and cycling, with quiet country lanes and a network of public footpaths. Nearby Northallerton hosts twice weekly markets, lined along the main street, along with some lovely restaurants and tea rooms, including the famous Bettys tea room, renowned for its afternoon teas. With many independent retailers, as well as an upmarket department store, there is plenty of choice for everyone. From Northallerton station, the high speed train takes 20 minutes to York, an excellent way to visit this historic city. East Cowton is a superb base from which to explore both the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales and the stunning scenery of the North York Moors, whilst the east coast resorts of Whitby and Saltburn are a very easy drive.

Note: Electric car charging can be requested with prior arrangement and a supplement charge will apply to the owner

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas