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Padley Barn

(Ref. 20841)

Hurst near Reeth, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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37 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely, very well-equipped and comfortable property in a beautiful and quiet location."

    One of the nicest places we have stayed in - we really enjoyed our holiday. The owner is very friendly and helpful and provides comprehensive information about the barn and surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Jun 2024

  • "Padley Barn was beautiful and although very remote it was easy to get to shops."

    The scenery was stunning and we had a great stay and with the weather being kind to us we were able to do some lovely walks. We would recommend it to anyone who enjoys peace and quiet and beautiful views. Many thanks to the owners for a lovely welcome pack .

    Reviewed by Deirdre5.0Apr 2024

  • "Many thanks for an excellent few days at Padley Barn, we really enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning in the future."

    Everything was very clean, comfortable and cosy just as described and very well equipped.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2024

  • "Myself and three friends stayed at Padley Barn."

    The cottage had everything we needed and when we arrived there was a basket with a bottle of wine and some biscuits which was a nice touch. The beds were really comfy. The ower told me she had recently replaced the mattresses. There were beautiful walks from the house which we enjoyed each day. Reeth was great for food where there are pubs and cafes. We would definitely come again.

    Reviewed by Abigail5.0Jan 2024

  • "We cooked Christmas Dinner."

    The kitchen is very very well equipped and we cooked with ease. Bedrooms are nice although the middle bedroom mattress has had it and could do with replacing. Lovely living room with a smart tv and good WiFi. We had a really enjoyable Christmas week. It went far too quickly, we could have done with another week

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Dec 2023

  • "This is one of the nicest places we have stayed in, home from home, everything you need in a remote peaceful spot with enough nearby to satisfy those who wanted to get out for the day."

    Plenty of nearby walks and exploring opportunities for kids who love the outdoors, neighbours were also lovely, left my 6 year old a Halloween treat on the doorstep, really kind and thoughtful. Beds were really comfy, no wardrobe in the double room but didn't cause us any problems, wall hooks and drawers available. Absolutely fell in love with Padley Barn, was really disappointed to come home, hopefully we will come back again soon.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Oct 2023

  • "Padely Barn oozes quality, character and comfort with a bit of quirkiness thrown in."

    Set in the tiny hamlet of Hurst which was an important lead mining area (visit Richmond Museum to learn about Hurst's lead mining history) it is far from the hustle and bustle of modern life. It is a good base to explore the Dales and there are plenty of pubs and cafes in nearby Reeth. Padely Barn has everything you need and more for a comfortable stay and even comes with a bottle of wine and "goodies" in a presentation hamper. The few neighbours that are about are very friendly and will happily talk about the local area and where to visit. All in all, a perfect place to stay!

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2023

  • "Feit like home."

    Reviewed by Raymond4.7Jun 2023

  • "BEAUTIFUL! We try and get up to Swaledale twice year (birthdays in March, Anniversary in September), and I have been coming to Swaledale nearly all my life."

    Sue and I have rented cottages over the last 10 years, and this was one of the best! I know sometimes it is a matter of taste, but if you want somewhere that is completely off the beaten track, beautiful views, cosy, isolated, clean, comfortable, very well equiped, wonderful place to walk, this is the place. It isn't the cheapest, but for what you get, if you want the above, it is great value for money.

    Reviewed by Dereck5.0Mar 2023

  • "Yet another cottage that was exactly as advertised."

    Exceptional welcome pack provided by owner. Chosen for its quiet location and didnt disapoint. Several enjoyable walks and unexpected photograph opportunities along valleys with abandoned buildings and landscapes left by mining from bygone years.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Feb 2023

  • "This is our second visit to Padley Barn This time we went with some friends ..."

    This is our second visit to Padley Barn This time we went with some friends and they loved it just as much as we did Fantastic location Fabulous Cottage We will definitely be back The welcome gifts were much appreciated Thankyou for letting us stay in your amazing cottage

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jan 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage, very cosy,very peaceful location."

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Dec 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our visit, the accommodation was great, and perfect for a quiet stay away from it all."

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Nov 2022

  • "Very lovely comfortable cottage."

    The owner provides very comprehensive information, contact details and masses of info about local walks and places to visit. It is in a remote area which was perfect for us, very quiet and peaceful. Big plus for the super new oven and well equipped kitchen, comfy beds and log fire. We loved our stay and would certainly return.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Oct 2022

  • "I have already messaged the owner."

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jun 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage in a stunning location."

    We'd definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Mar 2022

  • "A superb cottage with many thoughtful touches."

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Dec 2021

  • "The property is in a fantatstic location which is very remote from any villages."

    Thus the views, the peace and quiet make for a very relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jul 2021

  • "Great place to get away from it all."

    Good views in quite location. Nice welcome pack on arrival. Note: no washing or drying facilities available during covid times. Otherwise well equipped cottage and would definitely go back.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Padley Barn and you managed to take advantage of the good views in area. We can confirm that the washing and drying facilities are available again in the utility room. We look forward to seeing you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lee4.4May 2021

  • "Peace and quiet, warm and cosy."

    Reviewed by Mandy5.0Oct 2020

  • "Property was stunning, so comfortable and a pleasure to be in"

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Sep 2020

  • "The converted barn was exceptionally well appointed."

    Clean , warm and very comfortable. A lovely quiet location with easy access to the dales and the lakes. We would most definitely stay there again. A very nice touch was the welcome bottle of wine and the various crackers and biscuits, present on our arrival. We would like to say a big thank you to all involved .

    Reviewed by Ian3.8Sep 2020

  • "The cottage was in a lovely remote location, was clean and had all the amenities that we could ask for."

    There’s a fantastic walk over the moor to Reeth with some lovely pubs. Thanks very much Val for our stay, the information you provided was throughout and informative and we couldn’t have asked for a better place! Would 10/10 stay again!

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Dec 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage in a perfect location."

    Padley barn is great place in a lovely remote setting and is fitted out to a very high standard. It was clean, comfortable and well equipped. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely and peaceful fantastic neighbours who invited me and my parents to their bbq,so so friendly, beautiful scenery"

    Reviewed by Fiona4.7Aug 2019

  • "Lovely, well provisioned conversion in a quiet rural location."

    Ideal for getting away from the rat race. Beautiful area and location steeped in history. Very friendly, helpful owner who provided lots of information on walks etc, plus left bird food so we could see the many birds who visit the garden and patio area. We hope to return to explore further

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2019

  • "Lovely holiday home, beautiful setting."

    Really well equipped, a real home from home feel about it. Would definitely recommend Padley Barn.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Apr 2019

  • "What a fabulous place, the cottage was excellent had everything you needed."

    Warm, comfortable lounge with log burner, large kitchen fully equipped. We had the en-suite bedroom, the bed was so comfortable and had a lovely hot shower. Our daughter, son-In-law and Grandaughter’s also enjoyed their stay. It is situated in a lovely peaceful, spot overlooking the countryside. We enjoyed watching the birds on the feeder and watching the black grouse flying around the cottage. One sat on the top of our car the grandkids loved it!! We also had the pleasure of sitting outside with a cup of tea on New Years Day. Took some great photos of the sunset too. We would throughly recommend cottage. Thanks again Linda and Neil Corfield and The Hobbs Family.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Dec 2018

  • "A fantastic cottage that I have already booked again for next year."

    Great communications from the owner as well.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2018

  • "A very good welcome pack - and the amount and quality of the equipment was exceptional."

    It is set in a beautiful part of the Dales with wonderful views -quiet and restful, but be prepared to travel 6 miles to the nearest village and pub -at Grinton. The building itself is a very well done barn conversion, and is comfortable and roomy.

    Reviewed by Ed5.0Aug 2018

  • "Excellent well-equipped accommodation containing everything we could possibly have wanted."

    The owner was very welcoming and made us feel very at home. The cottage is in a beautiful remote location but within easy reach of lots of lovely places. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2018

  • "Amazing place to stay."

    Very clean and well maintained and the location was amazing. After our first night there, we booked again for next year as it was incredible!!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2017

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage & area, owner so helpful & friendly too."

    Cottage has everything you could need & was really comfortable, we would love to stay again. 5*

    Reviewed by Susannah5.0Aug 2017

  • "Was a great cottage but a little too isolated unless you were a walker."

    Would still recommend it to anyone wanting peace and tranquility.

    Reviewed by Ian4.8Jun 2017

  • "A lovely cosy barn conversion- very comfortable beds and well equipped kitchen."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Anne-marie5.0Oct 2016

  • "The cottage is lovely and in an amazing location so many walks and valleys to discover."

    . the barn is full of everything you could possibly need and well organised. We had a lovely time and didn't want to leave. A great escape.

    Reviewed by Caroline Ann4.6Oct 2016

  • "Padley Barn is beautiful."

    I have had a lovely break there and only wish I'd had the time for a longer stay. I know such an isolated hamlet would not be everyone's cup of tea, but for me it was perfect.

    5.0Oct 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating and woodburner
  • Electric range cooker and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Washing machine and dryer in a separate utility room at the front of the property
  • TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, iPod dock and WiFi,.Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and tea towels inc. in rent, please bring own bath towels
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Front patio with furniture, rear gravelled yard with BBQ and steep wooden steps leading to small elevated lawned area with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 miles
  • Note: Although all ground floor, one bedroom is accessed via three steps with three steps into the en-suite
  • Note: Water supply from spring water
  • Note: No mobile phone signal
  • Note: From elevated lawned area to gravelled yard, there is a 12' fenced drop, ensure children are supervised at all times
  • Note: Bath towels are not provided
  • Note: Stone floor throughout the ground floor
  • Note: This property only accepts bookings with a minimum of three nights
  • Note: This property accepts a maximum of 4 adults and 2 children

The property

Hurst 0.5 miles.

A fabulous detached stone barn conversion, in a rural location amongst beautiful heathland, close to the hamlet of Hurst and five miles from Reeth.

Renovated to a high standard, this cottage near Reeth offers superb and spacious ground floor accommodation, ideal for a family or group of friends.

The comfortable sitting room in this cottage near Reeth features exposed timbers, an inglenook fireplace housing a woodburner, stone flagged floors and French doors, from which lovely open views beyond the garden can be seen.

The well-equipped kitchen has a contemporary feel, with a fabulous range cooker and Belfast sink, and with three bright and airy bedrooms, one with a super king-size bed and modern en-suite, this Hurst cottage provides plenty of space for everyone in your party.

With the added luxury of underfloor heating in the sitting room, kitchen, bathroom and en-suite, this is a property of real distinction and style.

Outside this Hurst cottage is an elevated, lawned seating area, from where you can admire the splendid views and soak up the sun.

The surrounding, tranquil countryside provides perfect opportunities to relax in the heart of the lower Pennines, with ample walking and cycling routes straight from the doorstep.

With road and mountain bike hire and repair in Reeth, and the 2014 Tour de France route close by, there's no excuse not to get out and about on your bike.

Nearby Reeth, with its pretty village green, offers traditional local inns, a scattering of shops and delightful tea rooms.

Enjoy a peaceful walk by the river, or through the wildflower hay meadows, which takes in part of the Coast to-Coast long distance trail, or do some birdwatching in the unspoilt countryside.

The thriving market town of Richmond lies ten miles from this Reeth cottage and has varied amenities, including a golf course, museums and antiquarian bookshops, as well as a unique Georgian theatre.

The centrally-located castle ruins afford majestic views from the steep-sided footpath to the turbulent River Swale, far below.

With easy access to the Yorkshire Dales, and with the annual Swaledale Festival taking place at venues throughout the area, this cottage near Reeth is perfectly placed for exploring this wonderful area.

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About the location


Reeth 5 miles; Richmond 10 miles.

Hurst is a small, scattered hamlet, formerly populated by lead miners in the 19th century, situated high up in the breathtaking moorland that leads over to Swaledale and Arkengarthdale. Nearby, the popular village of Reeth, which dates back to Saxon times, is dominated by its large village green and has a good range of shops, pubs and eating places. Askrigg, better known to millions as Darrowby in TV's James Herriot's All Creatures Great and Small, along with Aysgarth Falls, Semerwater, Hardraw Force (England's highest single drop waterfall at 99ft) and the market town of Richmond, with its castle ruins and famous Georgian Theatre, are within driving distance. The thriving market towns of Leyburn and Hawes, the home of Wensleydale cheese, together with Barnard Castle and the Bowes Museum, are also places not to be missed. This area is the heart of Dales farming country, and by the time you return home, the famous Swaledale sheep will be a familiar sight! A lovely base for your Yorkshire break.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas