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The Arches Larklands

(Ref. 1107452)

Ravensworth near Richmond, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 7 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "We have had an amazing holiday at The Arches it really will be top of our list of Happy places to visit again very soon."

    The Arches is so spacious but cosy at the same time. We are a family of 6 adults and a 21 month old toddler also we have 3 border terriers but we all had our own space to chill and unwind. The decor and soft furnishings are amazing and of the highest quality. The kitchen is so well equipped with the bonus of a washing machine, dish washer and large fridge with a large freezer. All of our beds were so comfy and it was lovely to be awakened by the cockerels morning singing. The farmers and their family included us as they went about their daily work, we and loved seeing all the farm animals especially the puppies and the piglets not forgetting the sheep chickens cockerels sheepdogs and cats. The Arches is absolutely spectacular and we can’t fault it at all we have all arrived home with lots of ideas for home decor although ours won’t look a patch on The Arches as the beams and other original features are amazing. The perfect find for us. An excellent base to visit the Yorkshire National Park, Richmond, Harrogate,Barnard Castle , Layburn, Hawes and The Lakes. Thank you to the owners Angela and Graham for having us stay and being so approachable and contactable it was much appreciated. So if your thinking of booking don’t hesitate as you won’t be disappointed please leave space for us to return though. The Best Family xx

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Feb 2024

  • "Absolutely loved at stay at the barn!"

    It had everything you needed! Thanks again Kerry sharples

    Reviewed by Kerry5.0Nov 2023

  • "The property was fantastic, can't fault it at all, however if its a peaceful quiet time you're after you might be disappointed."

    It's based on a farm with cockerals waking you up in the early hours of the morning, also they have dogs that they train there which are forever barking early morning too. When advertised you think it's the whole property but it's only one wing which is ample but you're been overlooked from the people that live there and vice versa. In the 'courtyard' there is an old car parked there which I can only presume it's to house the chickens/cats that are around. Not for us I'm afraid, very disappointed, cottage fantastic, location not so.

    Thank you for your review. We were pleased to hear that you were delighted with the barn. We work hard to ensure that it is clean, comfortable and a real home from home. However, we were very disappointed to read that the location was not what you envisaged. The Arches is a converted barn, previously a farm building and situated in the farmyard. The photo of the property on the website depicts the entire property not just a wing. We assume by this you mean the farmhouse next door and the converted stables opposite, in which the farmer and his family reside. The photos, taken and published by Sykes, clearly show that there is a building opposite the property. Both the farmhouse and the stables are private, residential properties and as they are not owned by us, will not appear on the website. Mindful of your concerns, we are now considering hanging voile curtains at the living room and master bedroom windows to offer more privacy to those who would prefer it. It should be noted that the rear of the property overlooks open countryside. It is stated on the website that the property is situated on a working farm with livestock and associated noise from these animals should be expected. It is simply not feasible to list every animal residing on the farm. However, it is commonplace for a farm to have cockerels. We apologise that the pair who live at Larklands Farm disturbed you, it would seem they're a little too keen to do their job. The sheepdogs, understandably, get excited around feed times (breakfast and early evening) but settle down once they have been fed. Our guests always tell us how much they enjoy watching the animals and their antics around the farmyard, often peering through the barn windows, and how it makes their stay at The Arches even more enjoyable. We are sorry you felt disappointed. As you say, it just might be that farm holidays are not for you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen Julie4.4Sep 2023

  • "The Arches is a fabulous property in which to base your holiday, beautifully decorated and furnished and equipped with everything you could possibly need."

    The kitchen is spacious and has everything you need to make a family evening meal or just breakfast if you are eating out. Situated on a working farm there are lots of farm animals and birds to meet and the views across the countryside are stunning. A great place to explore North Yorkshire from. We will definitely be booking again.

    Thank you so much for the lovely feedback. It was a pleasure to have you staying at The Arches and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our week staying at The Arches."

    A beautifully renovated property set in picturesque countryside and farmland. The kitchen was very well equipped and all the beds were very comfortable. We loved watching the chickens, cats and sheep from the window and the farmers were very friendly and gave us some eggs and field mushrooms. Just a short stroll to the local pub which served delicious home cooked food. Ravensworth a perfect location for many local historical sites and attractions. Some minor issues - there were only 6 forks in the cutlery drawer but we were 7 guests. The rugs in the en-suite bedroom slid around on the carpet and maybe consider a larger dining table.

    Thank you for your comments. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Arches. There was originally enough cutlery for 8 place settings, but unfortunately, items get lost or damaged and we're not always informed about it. I have replenished the cutlery drawer with cutlery for an additional 8 people. I have also placed carpet tape under the bedroom rugs to stop them moving. Having only purchased the property 6 months ago and just completed an entire redecoration and refurbishment programme, a larger dining table is something we considered. However, we felt it made a too bigger impact on the space available. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Jul 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation, spotless and very comfortable"

    Thank you for your lovely feedback. We're pleased to hear that you found the barn to your satisfaction. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Jun 2023

  • "This has to be the most beautiful cottage ever ."

    ....well equipped with everything you could possibly need ...spotlessly clean and beautifully decorated.The Farmer and his wife were very friendly. We had some amazing walks with the dogs visiting Easby,Richmond,Reeth to name a few. I would love to return there again .

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely, spacious property in countryside near a ruined castle."

    The property is well-equipped, light and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Christiana5.0Feb 2023

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  • Single-storey
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with TV, 1 x twin, 1 x family room with double, day bed, TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric flame-effect stove
  • Oil central heating
  • Rangemaster with electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge, chest freezer, washing machine and dishwasher
  • 3 x TVs (one smart and two with freeview) DVD player, stereo, WiFi and selection of books, games, DVDs and CDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for 3 cars
  • Small courtyard areas with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5.2 miles and pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: This property's water supply is fed from an underground spring
  • Note: This property sleeps 7 including infants
  • Note: This property is situated next to a working farm, so there may be animal noise from the resident livestock or dogs

The property

Richmond 5.6 miles.

Resting in the quaint village of Ravensworth near the bustling town of Richmond is the wonderful 16th-century, stone-built, barn conversion, The Arches, Larklands.

This idyllic dwelling benefits from a fabulous location in the countryside near the Yorkshire Dales National Park, off-road parking, three splendid bedrooms and a welcoming, open-plan interior adorned with charming, character features like exposed beams and Velux windows; the perfect setting for families or friends looking to explore the Yorkshire Dales.

Cross the threshold into your new home-from-home and unwind on the plush sofas in front of the crackling, warmth of the electric flame-effect stove while the designated chef of the group gets acquainted with the fully-equipped kitchen.

Dine together at the table, as a family, where you can raise a toast to your getaway and the cherished memories you have created so far.

When the evening draws to a close, find the well-appointed bathroom where you can wash off the day’s adventures before sloping off to sleep in one of three bedrooms; choose from a double, a twin or family room with double and day bed.

The Arches, Larklands is a short walk from the village pub and is an example of country living at its finest thanks to its glorious views and outstanding touring opportunities through Swaledale and Teesside.

The picturesque market town of Barnard Richmond are nearby, and easily accessible by car, both offering a good selection of shops, pubs and restaurants and well as weekly markets showcasing local produce.

The Yorkshire Dales also rests nearby providing keen ramblers with endless opportunities to explore the myriad of walks and trails within as well as notable attractions the The Forbidden Corner, which guarantees a day of family fun and breath-taking sites like Aysgarth and Cauldron Falls.

All this and more awaits at The Arches, Larklands.

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

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About the location


Barnard Castle 10 miles; Leyburn 12 miles.

Situated at the entrance to Swaledale, the ancient market town of Richmond stands on a prominent hilltop site to the north of the River Swale. Its cobbled streets and narrow alleys or 'wynds' enshrine over nine centuries of busy history and unique character. The town grew up around its castle, a Norman fortress dating back to 1071, famously situated high above the river - indeed the name Richmond is derived from 'Riche-mont' meaning 'strong hill'. Today there are wonderful walks to be enjoyed such as the Castle Walk - a dramatic terrace walk beneath the castle walls - or alternatively walk alongside the River Swale where there are parks, safe paddling areas and small waterfalls to enjoy. Within the town, narrow streets and alleys radiate from the cobbled Market Place (which has a weekly market and monthly farmers’ market) and there are numerous shops, pubs and restaurants to enjoy. The town flourished in the 18th and 19th centuries and the resulting elegant Georgian architecture lines many of the old streets. The Georgian Theatre is one of the oldest surviving theatres in the country with visitors enjoying its regular productions all year round.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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