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The Old Barn

Great Driffield, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds (Ref. 1015846)



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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  • Electric car charging
  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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39 Customer Reviews

  • "We cannot fault the property."

    It was a fantastic place to stay. We asked for help with a few things by email and by phone in the run up to our stay and didn’t receive any response from yourselves which is not acceptable.

    Reviewed by BethNov 2021

  • "Had an amazing time !"

    Everything was perfect !

    Reviewed by meganNov 2021

  • "A very relaxing holiday home with excellent facilities."

    We really enjoyed the pool which is a good length for an indoor pool. Cleaning products left for our use in the kitchen and bathrooms were very much appreciated and we especially enjoyed the Prosecco and chocolates. We will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by GillSep 2021

  • "The old barn has everything a family could ever need or want."

    Beautiful location it’s rural and peaceful, though as a working farm, there will be some noise from sheep and tractors, but that didn’t bother us at all. The swimming pool was a gift for the teenagers (15 to 18 y.o.). They loved it and made a pleasant change not seeing them head down looking at their mobile phones. 3 things to note, internet connection is going to be weak at times with poor signal/reception so factor that in, the location is rural so no popping to the shop for a loaf of bread or milk (though it was a lovely surprise to receive welcome eggs, milk, box of chocs and Prosecco). Lastly, as a farm, there are more flies that you would see normally which was a pity as we had good weather and it made me think twice about opening windows and french doors. Overall though, would I go back? 100% yes. Beautiful old barn we had a relaxing week reading, playing board games or spending the evening just talking to one another. During the day off to places such as Whitby, York and Filey etc. lovely!

    Reviewed by DianaAug 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday home."

    Really well equipt and comfortable with superb facilities. Location is remote so there's no popping out for milk but it's very peaceful.

    Reviewed by jayneAug 2021

  • "Thank you for a fantastic break at The Old Barn."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The pool was a highlight, and the house had everything you needed while on holiday! Special thanks to Jane for making us feel very welcome. We would love to return one day.

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2021

  • "The Old Barn was wonderful ."

    Very spacious accommodation , excellent pool and games room , and a very generous goodie bag .

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2021

  • "This is a lovely place to stay."

    Great place to get the family together. Half an hour from the coast good roads. Very good swimming pool, I will book again

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2021

  • "Absolutely brilliant accommodation."

    Everything thought of, we enjoyed the pool and the tennis courts immensely. The old barn was huge and gave us plenty of space to relax. Very clean.

    Reviewed by MarkOct 2020

  • "Accommodation was spacious, very clean, and well equipped."

    The children enjoyed the swimming pool. Overall a great place to stay. The only downside was the flies. Spent a lot of time swatting flies despite the anti-fly device that was working in the main room.

    Reviewed by RobertAug 2020

  • "What a wonderful week at The Old Barn."

    Facilities were second to none, with well equipped kitchen, everything you needed and more. The living and dining areas were extremely spacious for 8 with great furnishings. The swimming pool area was immaculate and we used it daily. We will definitely look to return in the future. Fabulous for a stay at home vacation after lockdown.

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2020

  • "Average quality of lighting in bedroom upstairs looking to rear of property, the mirror light in bathroom did not work making shaving awkward, would have liked a wardrobe in this bedroom."

    These are minor issues and did not detract from a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by BrianAug 2020

  • "We have been to many 4/5 star properties over the years and this place has topped them all!"

    From the moment we walked in we were amazed. The size of the rooms were excellent, the cleanliness of the property was amazing (other places I have needed to clean before we could upack), a well thought out food hamper was left by the owners which was greatly received, the kitchen utensils and crockery were immense (everything you can thing of was available) and comfy furniture and beds. The swimming pool was divided up into sessions per property because of social distancing which worked really well. There were communal times available if you wished to go then too. We will definitely return as we so loved our stay with you.

    Reviewed by NovaAug 2020

  • "Obviously, we were disappointed that we couldn’t use the games room but really appreciated that we could use the swimming pool which was an excellent facility."

    The accommodation is spacious and well-equipped and we had a very enjoyable stay. There was rather a lot of flies in one of the downstairs bedrooms but we managed to control them more with keeping the door shut and using a fly swatter. Perhaps something needs to be placed outside to detract them; my daughter has some sort of planter which does the trick.

    Reviewed by SylviaJul 2020

  • "This was by far the best place we have ever stopped in."


    Reviewed by NeilFeb 2020

  • "Easy to get to with postcode in the Sat nav and just a short drive to a nice pub at Driffield (3 miles) or to lovely beaches and tea rooms at Filey or Bridlington."

    The Old Barn was superb - as was the tennis court, games room/den and the swimming pool. Everything presented so tastefully and with real quality and style. Great space and comfort in the Barn - we have recommended to loads of friends and we'll be back!

    Reviewed by MichaelDec 2019

  • "Beautiful barn conversion with spacious and comfortable internal space on two floors."

    The substantial swimming pool was thoroughly enjoyed by the 15 to 75 age range of the party together with the games room and outdoor tennis and football facilities. Thoroughly recommended

    Reviewed by MalcolmOct 2019

  • "The property is lovely and just as advertised."

    A really generous size and well equipped. The pool and games rooms are great and well used by us, as was the tennis court. Everything was provided that we needed and the drove to the great beach at Hunmanby Gap (much better than Filey beach in our view) is just 20 minutes away. We really enjoyed our stay at East gate farm.

    Reviewed by SAug 2019

  • "We would just like to say how amazing The Old Barn was, although we forgot to write in the visitor book!"

    The place was immaculate and had absolutely everything in it that we needed. We will certainly be returning, and will highly recommend to our friends and family!

    Sandra SimisterMay 2019

  • "What an amazing week we've had at the Old Barn, none of us wanted to leave."

    The accommodation facilities and location were first class!

    Darren Drew-Smith February 2019Feb 2019

  • "Had a lovely time and a great stay."

    Thoroughly enjoyed the swimming pool. Thank you very much.

    The Wilkinsons And WirralsAug 2018

  • "Enjoyable stay - our second visit here, fantastic properties."

    Loved the pool, hopefully will be back again next year.

    The Hartley FamilyAug 2018

  • "Fabulous house for a family gathering for my Mum's 84th birthday - everything we could of wished for!"

    We had a lovely week, the swimming pool was marvellous!

    The Dixon FamilyJun 2018

  • "We have had a fantastic time here!"

    The property is fantastic and caters for everyone. Everyone raved about the place and we hope to be back.

    Caroline WarneckJun 2018

  • "The best home and facilities ever!"

    Will definetly recommend to all! Thank you.

    James And Jenny TurnerJun 2018

  • "Amazing place to spend our celebrations for a Diamond Wedding Anniversary!"

    The whole place is great!

    The Eales FamilyMay 2018

  • "Ace for our large family get-together!"

    Pool, games room, accomodation - ticks so many boxes! Thank you.

    Mary, Craig, William, James And FamilyApr 2018

  • "Fantastic holiday at an amazing place."

    There were four generations staying and it's so well equipped. The pool and games room were the icing on the cake!

    The Myors-Briggs FamilyFeb 2018

  • "The Old Barn has been fantastic, wonderful accomodation and excellently equipped."

    The pool is a great addition as well as the games room, we would not hesitate to recommend this to family or friends. Many thanks!

    The Hall-CootesJan 2018

  • "Our 5th stay here and as equally brilliant as ever!"

    Beautifully set up, beautifully clean. Thank you!

    The York FamilyDec 2017

  • "Just as amazing as last year, a huge thank you!"

    The Smiths - DenmarkDec 2017

  • "We stayed at The Old Barn after being let down by the collapse of Monarch."

    The group consisted of two families totalling 6 people and were looking for all the things we would have had whilst on our original booked holiday - the feeling of luxury and, very importantly, a pool. This holiday had it all. It was superb. On arriving we were greeted with a welcome basket of different items of local groceries. The Old Barn was extremely clean and tidy and had everything we would need; if were intending to cook....NOT!...we were on our hols. We still talk now of how lucky we were to find this as a last minute holiday and are intending to return. All cottages are beautiful and all different. Would be a fabulous place for a large family get together. A great holiday!!!

    The Brannens And Cawtes FamiliesOct 2017

  • "We've had a fantastic time here at The Old Barn."

    Feel totally spoilt. Couldn't believe the quality, best place we've ever stayed in! Hopefully will be back soon!

    The Brannens And Cawtes FamilyOct 2017

  • "Had a fantastic time, accomodation was lovely and well equipped."

    Staff were very helpful. Thank you!

    The HarrisonsSep 2016

  • "It says it all if I tell you I've already booked and paid the deposit for next year."

    The Hawson FamilyAug 2016

  • "Thank you so much for this amazing holiday venue."

    There is so much to do and explore. We simply have to come back!

    The Jones FamilyAug 2016

  • "I want to come here again!"

    Fabulous place for a big gathering, what's not to love!? Thank you.

    William Oules - Aged 4, Part Of The Oules PartyMay 2016

  • "Another fabulous weekend in this amazing house - so welcoming and the facilities are just perfect."

    Alison, Rob, Lynda, Sue, Dave, Margaret, Wendy And RobFeb 2016

  • "Our stay at The Old Barn was perfect - plenty of space for our extended family."

    The children absolutely loved the swimming pool which is a real bonus. All of the facilities are to such a high standard. There is also plenty to do locally without driving too far - from the beach at Filey to fish and chips in Whitby. The hamper on arrival is one of the best we have ever had when staying in cottages. Thank you.

    Suzannah HayesNov -0001

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  • With two bedrooms on the ground floor, this property is suitable for those with mobility issues; note there are two steps up to the property. Free Wi-Fi included
  • A cot and high chair are in the property. There is garden furniture and a shared BBQ (available during summer, not available 1st October – 31st March)
  • Private parking for several cars
  • There is currently no facility for charging vehicles
  • If guests need electricity via an extension lead a supplement of £30 will be chargeable
  • This property is not suitable for guests with mobility issues
  • ***Please note following the Covid-19 crisis the Games Room has been temporarily closed and each property has an allotted two hour time slot to use the pool for private use***
  • For larger groups, the neighbouring cottages are Hurdles (4 guests), Cartwheels (6 guests) and The Furrows (6 guests)
  • The two properties next door, Hurdles and Cartwheels, have locked, but inter-connecting doors, and can open into one very large property for family get-togethers or groups of friends of either 12, 14 or 18 people
  • No stag or hen party groups permitted
  • Please note, this property requires a 7 day notice period for all bookings i.e
  • last minute bookings not available
  • Note: this property has a maximum occupancy of 8 including Infants.

The property

The open plan ‘living’ kitchen has electric double oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, cream painted units, granite work surfaces and an island with a seating area.

The dining area which seats up to 10, looks out over the courtyard. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor; a double bedroom with king size bed, bathroom with a bath with shower over, WC and hand wash basin plus a twin bedroom with a large walk-in shower, WC and hand wash basin.

A cot and high chair can be made available for the use of guests but can this please be requested at the time of booking.

Guests are requested to provide their own cot linens.

On the first floor there is a vast, beamed sitting room with a large Smart TV and DVD player, flame effect fire and large, comfortable sofas.

There is also a separate area, with a table and chairs at the far side, framed by the floor-to-ceiling window, to sit and enjoy the viewout over the countryside. On this floor is a king size double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath and hand held shower, WC and hand wash basin as well as another smart twin bedroom, again with en-suite shower room with shower, WC and hand wash basin. The Old Barn is in a lovely gated courtyard with parking and a gravelled driveway, a pretty central fountain surrounded by flowering plants, plus a terrace outside the property that has a table and chairs, where you can sit and enjoy drinks and meals in the open air. There is a shared indoor heated swimming pool, a smart changiing area for both males and females and loungers.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Beverley 14 miles; Hornsea 16 miles; York 29 miles.

Driffield is a busy market town set in the Yorkshire Wolds, with a lot on offer for its visitors. There are many pubs and cafes to choose from, providing quality food and drink from local suppliers. Visitors can enjoy shopping for local produce at the weekly market, held in Driffield every Thursday, which is a very popular local event and there is also the yearly Driffield Show held at the Showground every summer.

There is currently no facility for charging vehicles. If guests need electricity via an extension lead a supplement of £30 will be chargeable.

For larger groups, the neighbouring cottages are Hurdles (4 guests), Cartwheels (6 guests) and The Furrows (6 guests). The two properties next door, Hurdles and Cartwheels, have locked, but inter-connecting doors, and can open into one very large property for family get-togethers or groups of friends of either 12, 14 or 18 people.

No stag or hen party groups permitted.

Please note, this property requires a 7 day notice period for all bookings i.e. last minute bookings not available.

Outside caterers are available for this property please contact YCC for details.

This property has a maximum occupancy of 8 including infants. One baby is a cot is permitted.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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