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Oak Tree Barn

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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "The property was maintained and equipped to a very high standard."

    In a great location within a very picturesque village. We could not fault anything major. A minor nag was that it could do with rubbish bins in the rooms. Owner was very responsive to an issue we had. In a quiet location within a short walk to the village centre.

    Reviewed by William5.0Mar 2024

  • "Spot on..."

    .in fact the interior photos don't do it justice. Furniture and styling is more modern and sophisticated than shown. Hosts keep in touch and give reassurance throughout. We felt instantly comfortable, delighted and at home.... lovely flow. Beds were a delight (I bought my topper but didn't need it). Thoughtful basics and more provided. Two parking spaces for ease when we had our local friends/family pop over..... really lovely village to take our doggo out and friendly folk around. Secure garden and not too many birds for Nellie to bark at

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback! We are updating the photos as we have invested in furniture for 2024! We hope to welcome you back one day. Chris and Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sam5.0Mar 2024

  • "The word cottage doesn't do this accommodation justice."

    It is a comfortable, spacious, tastefully decorated and furnished house.

    Thank you so much for the lovely review. You and your family are welcome back anytime! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Dec 2023

  • "Our recent stay was very enjoyable."

    The cottage is well equipped, spacious and comfortable. We particularly enjoyed the welcome basket which included items for our toddler and baby; most appreciated. The location is ideal for exploring North Yorkshire with the fabulous Dalby Forest practically on the footstep.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. Glad you enjoyed your stay! Chris and Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage is spacious, comfortable and well equipped."

    The location is quiet and proved convenient for exploring the area in and around Pickering as well as for trips to the coast and to York, The new owners of the property responded very quickly to a minor query and were really friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our visit and were delighted to be staying in such a lovely place.

    Thank you so much for your lovely feedback. You are welcome to stay again anytime! Chris and Karen Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous stay at Oak Tree Barn for myself, my partner, sister-in-law and sprocker spaniel."

    The Barn was immaculately clean, well equipped and very welcoming and we were very thankful for the ceiling fans in the bedrooms on the unexpected hottest week of the year. The garden was perfectly secure without us having to worry about our dog escaping although we did have to watch him with the hedgehogs he found. We had 2 cars in our party and both were easily accommodated off road in front of the garages to the property as described. The owners were wonderful in communicating and ensuring we had all we needed and going above and beyond with the extra welcoming touches which were very much appreciated. The property is perfectly located a short walk from the centre of the village where there are some good pubs and other eateries (we enjoyed The Buck Inn dog friendly and the fish and chip shop twice as we hadn’t realised that food serving stopped so early in the evenings so did get caught out a bit). The village itself is a good base for those who want to head out to visit the towns/city, experience the outdoors/ beach/sea or not do much at all and just stay local and enjoy some peace and quiet and the scenery so a good mix for all. Nothing I would change about the Barn or the holiday. Hope to come back soon. Thank you for our well needed stay.

    Thank you so much for your lovely review. I'll have to see if I can make a dog proof refuge for the hedgehogs! :-) Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fabulous property with fantastic owners who really went the extra mile to help!"

    Nothing was too much trouble for them! The welcome hamper when we arrived was such a lovely thought and the owners even provided some extra little treats for our baby! The barn was immaculate and very well equipped, with everything you could need for your stay provided. Highly recommended!!

    Reviewed by Kelley5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent location and beautiful barn."

    Very clean and home from home comforts.lovely hamper with supplies to keep you going on arrival. Highly recommend

    LynneJul 2023

  • "We had a great stay home from home lfabulous barn so clean fabulously decorated ..."

    We had a great stay home from home lfabulous barn so clean fabulously decorated garden is great and well looked after recomend this to all our freinds should be a 10 star************ carnt wait to come back

    SueApr 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in this Beautiful Barn with quality fittings and furniture throughout."

    There was plenty of room in this property for the 4 of us and we felt even if there were 6 of us there would still be plenty of room. The hosts were really helpful and friendly and the welcome pack was really amazing. The local area was really great as there are shops, pubs, takeaways etc. I would book at the pubs for food though as these do get busy. If you are a keen walker you can easily navigate to Pickering and Dalby Forest taking in the beautiful Yorkshire scenery straight from the Barn. There are also plenty of local shorter walks. All in all it was a lovely break we had.

    SamanthaMar 2023

  • "A beautiful home from home, we were met on arrival by the owners and were provided with a welcome pack to get our holiday started."

    There was everything you needed for a flawless stay. The property was spotless and outside provided lots of space and seating to use on a sunny day. We would highly recommend Oak Tree Barn and look forward to returning.

    MajellaSep 2022

  • "A beautiful house in a beautiful village."

    SharonAug 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x small double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room
  • Sunroom with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine and tumble dryer
  • 2 x TV with Freeview, WiFi, and selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars available
  • Large, enclosed garden with lawn, patio and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome at an additional cost
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.4 miles
  • Note: This property sleeps six, but the double room houses a small double bed
  • Note: Please check dog breed with owner

The property

Oak Tree Barn is an endearing, detached stone barn in a quiet cul-de-sac set in the chocolate box village of Thornton Le Dale, only 2 miles from the famous railway town of Pickering offering further eating, drinking, and shopping options.

Built to a high standard, the beautiful barn provides the perfect romantic retreat for couples or families wanting to explore both the nearby coastal towns of Whitby and Filey and the spectacular scenery of the North York Moors National Park.

Offering first-class accommodation, the barn is warm and inviting, retaining charm and character, with high pitched ceilings, exposed timbers, and stone walls.

The spacious sitting room has two large, coach house style windows with luxurious oak floors and doors; wonderfully furnished to a high standard, the barn has a lovely contemporary but homely feel and will be a pleasure to come back to after a day spent exploring.

The kitchen is well-equipped with all the appliances needed for a self-catered stay, where you can prepare meals and gather around the dining table.

Outside, is a sunny patio, whilst the private, enclosed, south facing garden provides plenty of space along with the shelter of the old oak tree where one can sit with a glass of wine and watch the sun set.

Three well-appointed bedrooms await, including two king-size, one which benefits from an en-suite, and a small double, all serviced by a bathroom.

Awaken to a morning coffee in the sunroom, featuring a lovely woodburning stove, before exploring the area.

Oak Tree Barn lies paces away from the centre of one of the most picturesque Yorkshire villages, with an array of interesting shops, tea rooms.

There are also two local inns, both serving food, fish and chip shop, pizza takeaway and the trendy “Hip and Square” bike shop that has a bar and outside space serving food.

From this base there are many nearby walks, both in the Forge Valley and Dalby Forest, which has numerous cycling tracks for all abilities; a short drive brings you to popular Scarborough, with its sandy beaches, restaurants, and shops.

There are numerous walks straight from the door, while the nearby bustling town of Pickering hosts the terminus of the famous North York Moors Steam Railway, which winds its way through heather clad moors to Grosmont and Whitby.

Malton, dubbed the food capital of the UK with its monthly food festivals, is easily accessible by car and other local attractions include Dalby Forest, with its biking and walking tracks, Duncombe Park, Castle Howard and the pretty market town of Helmsley.

With the seaside town of Whitby just a short drive and the spectacular scenery of the national park to discover, the well-placed Oak Tree Barn provides an excellent base any time of the year.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


Pickering 3 miles; Scarborough 16 miles; York 25 miles.

The beautiful village of Thornton-le-Dale lies just two miles to the east of Pickering within The North York Moors National Park and the Dalby Forest. This is an idyllic location at the head of a beautiful valley and is a walkers, bikers and nature lovers paradise. Scarborough and Whitby are 13 and 20 miles away and offer all the amenities and facilities of two of the country's best coastal resorts. York and Castle Howard are about an hours drive away and offer all the history and culture that any holiday would need. The neighbouring market towns of Pickering, Malton, Kirbymoorside and Helmsley are great destinations and are the hubs for many summer festivals and shows. The National Park and Coastline offer many opportunities for a great day out. The North York Moors National Park is on the doorstep with miles of open moor to wander through.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas