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Barnbrook

Carperby near Leyburn, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 567)

4.8

Excellent

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Very well equipped cottage - owners seem to have thought of everything!"

    Plenty of space for our own groceries too. Very comfortable and excellent location

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2022

  • "The most challenging part of the holioday was the hob and oven never having seen one like this before, but once I mastered it everything ok."

    It was very well appointed the beds were comfortable, easy parking. Some things we were advised to take ie:- tea towels & oven gloves were provided. All in all a very nice place, I would highly recommend

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2022

  • "This is a gem of a cottage in a perfect location for a walking holiday."

    The cottage is comfortable and well-equipped, and was spotlessly clean throughout. The tiny garden is a lovely fragrant place for an afternoon drink, and the Wheatsheaf a short flat stroll up the road serves good food and well-kept beers. The kitchen is large and has everything you need, including a good-sized fridge-freezer and a proper dining table for four. The sitting room has two deep, comfy sofas, the bedrooms are well-sized with plenty of wardrobe space, and the bathroom is adequate with an over-bath shower. All in all a memorably excellent holiday cottage. We have already booked for two weeks next year.

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2022

  • "Carperby is a great place to stay if you like walking there were a variety of walks right from the door and the village pub was very welcoming but be sure to book if you want to eat as it’s very popular."

    Our cottage was very comfortable and had everything you needed plus more, very clean and well equipped. We would definitely return to this area as there is plenty to explore.

    Reviewed by IreneApr 2022

  • "Beautiful place, spotlessly clean and everything you could possibly need, we ..."

    Beautiful place, spotlessly clean and everything you could possibly need, we absolutely loved our stay at Barnbrook and will be returning

    Reviewed by MariaApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage located in a lovely village, very convenient for exploring the Dales."

    Cottage was very comfortable with all amenities needed. Very short walk to the local pub, serving very nice food. Would definitely recommend and we hope to be back!

    Reviewed by RichardMar 2022

  • "The barn has been converted to a high standard of comfort with a convenient layout and very good equipment and furnishings It was immaculately clean upon arrival."

    It was very cosy and the king sized bed was very comfortable. The quiet setting within the lovely village of Carperby is another attractive feature. We walked most days out from the cottage enjoying the network of footpaths which radiate from the village into the quintessential Dales landscape.

    Reviewed by GeoffMar 2022

  • "A well equipted cottage and we enjoyed our stay in a very peaceful village."

    Reviewed by MalcolmJan 2022

  • "This cottage was very nice, cosy and welcoming."

    It had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Lovely and warm all the time. Really good location for visiting the area and lots of nice walks from the village. Good pub a short walk away. Lovely welcome treats when we arrived. We have already recommended this cottage to our friends. Thanks for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by DavidDec 2021

  • "The cottage was cosy and warm and we were pleasantly surprised that in spite of the problems with the Bilsdale aerial the TV worked fine."

    The photo of the front of the cottage was a little misleading as it showed an empty courtyard as if it was part of the property. In the event, several cars used this area for parking. However it did not really affect us as we only had one car to park, fortunately.

    Thank you for your feedback. We hadn't meant the picture of our front door to be misleading. We explain in the info that the land alongside this wall is ours to provide parking for 2 cars. Property Owner

    Reviewed by AnneNov 2021

  • "The cottage was spacious, clean and well situated in the village."

    The communal rooms are large and the kitchen/diner is well appointed.

    Reviewed by NickNov 2021

  • "Enjoyed a great five days at this spacious, homely, warm, well equipped barn conversion with plenty of off-road parking."

    Situated at the edge of this lovely small village it is 5 minutes walk to The Wheatsheaf a superb friendly pub serving excellent good value food. We didn't use the car as there are plenty of walks from the door and on the wet day we caught the community bus into Leyburn. We walked to Askrigg, Bainbridge, West Burton, Thoralby, Aysgarth, Castle Bolton and Redmire

    Reviewed by JerryNov 2021

  • "An excellent cottage, have stayed in many Sykes cottages and this ranks near the very top, can't fault it."

    An excellent base to explore the area and lovely walking from the doorstep. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by PaulSep 2021

  • "Our family stayed at Barnbrook during the summer holidays."

    it was the perfect base for us to explore the dales. The cottage was really lovely. Thankfully unlike other cottages they actually provided suitable cookware, including baking trays for the requisite frozen chips and pizzas that young families eat! Very clean. Would really like to stay again.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2021

  • "Perfect location for exploring the Yorkshire Dales."

    Roomy cottage and very well equipped for every contingency. Great view of the dales from the cottage with added bonus of watching house martins outside our window. Excellent directions and prior contact from the owner helped make our stay very enjoyable.

    Reviewed by VeronicaAug 2021

  • "The cottage was comfortable and homely."

    We were amazed by the amount of space. We had a few problems with the tv which the owners helped us with. There is no hairdryer at the cottage but I had taken one with me in case. It is possible that there was no mention of one on the list of items at the cottage anyway. We had a relaxing and enjoyable holiday in the dales and this cottage helped to make it so.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2021

  • "What a fabulous accommodation - everything you could want and more - lots of space"

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2021

  • "Couldn’t fault this beautiful cottage ."

    Spotlessly clean throughout. Quiet location. Will definitely return one day !

    Reviewed by DeeJun 2021

  • "Lovely, clean and spacious accommodation - much bigger than we had expected."

    Every little detail was thought about, including all utensils, hand soaps, toilet rolls, kitchen rolls and washing up items. So many walks straight from the doorstep, which is exactly what we were looking for - fresh air, scenery, and time away from the everyday routine. Also a fantastic children's playground just down the road. Just a few minor things that perhaps could improve the stay: 1. The 'Barnbrook' sign outside the cottage isn't very clear so we didn't realise (after initially getting a little lost) that we were parked right outside it. 2. The cottage is very child friendly and spacious for a toddler who has just learned to walk and has a highchair and travel cot too - perhaps one improvement could be to include a stairgate so those with babies / toddlers have the option of using it and those who don't can just leave the stairgate open. 3. The floorboards upstairs are very creaky - maybe this could be looked at and fixed. 4. One of the beds in the double room is in a bit of an awkward position as the person sleeping it was constantly banging their head off the ceiling - maybe the positioning of the furniture could be changed in that room. It was been an absolutely lovely break and we would love to book again as there is so much more we are yet to explore! Thank you for an enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by NatashaOct 2020

  • "The cottage was very clean, comfortable and ideally situated for where we wanted to be."

    Situated in a lovely village. The owners gave us detailed and helpful information and directions.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2020

  • "3rd visit to Barnbrook, excellent cottage in fantastic location."

    Just ideal.

    Reviewed by MikeSep 2020

  • "Cottage was much more spacious than the pictures made it look!"

    Excellent location for the walking we wanted to do.

    Reviewed by KathrynAug 2020

  • "We often struggle to find suitable reasonably priced accommodation for a family of 5 but this exceeded expectations."

    Fantastic location with Bolton Castle & Aysgarth Falls within an easy walk from the back door & Hardraw waterfall & Hawes a short drive away. Plenty of space, great sized rooms and extremely well equipment with everything you could possible need from bottle openers to clothes pegs, potato masher to WiFi (I even managed to Iron a couple of shirts !!) Beds very comfy, with linen, towels and tea towels all supplied, premises very clean, parking directly outside. Village very cute, with the Wheatsheaf pub over the road very welcoming & family friendly for food & drinks. Aysgarth Falls Hotel also very nice for an evening meal. Would recommend a supermarket delivery or plan food accordingly as no shops in the village, however on arrival we we welcomed with milk in the fridge and Yorkshire Tea bags which was much needed after our journey to Carperby. Communication from Jane excellent with welcome details before arrival and contactable at any time if needed. Perfect for our week and would happily return.

    Reviewed by NeilAug 2020

  • "We would be happy rebook this cottage at some future date."

    The interior had everything we needed and gave no surprises. The location was excellent for walking, both directly from the cottage and after short car rides. We happened to be staying in the first dry week after an extremely wet winter but still managed with a little ingenuity to find good walks that avoided (mostly) the worst of the flooded fields using mainly the high-level bridle paths and green lanes.

    Reviewed by MichaelMar 2020

  • "We really enjoyed staying at Barnbrook."

    It was warm, comfortable and in a beautiful place close to Aysgarth Falls and Castle Bolton. The cottage had everything we needed.

    Reviewed by KatharineFeb 2020

  • "Beautiful location and everything was provided in the kitchen including cleaning products which was not expected."

    My only complaint would be the very squeaky floor boards which woke us up.

    Reviewed by ChrisSep 2019

  • "2nd stay at Barnbrook excellent cottage"

    Reviewed by MikeSep 2019

  • "Our stay in “Barnbrook” was excellent."

    The cottage is comfortable, very bright & spacious and has everything we needed for a lovely holiday. The kitchen/dining-room has good facilities [with clear instructions for use] and the sitting-room is extremely comfortable. It is a clean and very well-maintained property and one of the best we have ever stayed in. We were particularly impressed by the wide range of tourist information available for us to use: lots of nice walks and brochures about different places in the area to visit. This we found most helpful in planning our days. The location of the property is good: there are pleasant views from the cottage and Carperby village is a short walk away. Within 30 miles or an hour’s drive there are so many attractive places to visit that we were spoilt for choice! The owners clearly want visitors to have a lovely time and the high quality of the cottage really reflects this!

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2019

  • "Nothing that I can think of ,it was our second visit and the holiday was as good as the first ."

    Very comfortable and peaceful .

    Reviewed by JosephineJun 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean, comfortable and in a very quite but accessible location."

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2019

  • "We were delighted with our choice of cottage and enjoyed a memorable weeks holiday."

    The location is breath-taking and the cottage was very clean and equipped with everything required. With The Wheatsheaf pub nearby providing excellent food and lovely walks from the door the cottage is ideally situated for visitors of all ages. Would love to return soon.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2019

  • "Brilliant cottage, everything you could ask for."

    Ideally situated , lovely pub just up the road. ( the pictures on website do not do the cottage justice - the kitchen has obviously been updated and new furniture in lounge )

    Reviewed by MikeApr 2019

  • "Barnbrook is a lovley cosy, comfortable cottage that made us feel welcome and at home as soon as we arrived."

    The property is well equipped and the rooms are nice and spacious for a family of four. The location is also excellent and we were able to walk to nearby attractions (Bolton Castle and Asygarth Falls) directly from the cottage. A great holiday with lovely memories for us. Thank you!

    Reviewed by JulianOct 2018

  • "Peaceful location, excellent weather, plenty of places to visit."

    Couldn't fault the cottage (Barnbrook) Excellent holiday with family.

    Reviewed by TonyJun 2018

  • "The House was relatively clean including bedrooms and kitchen."

    However,there are several spiders webs around including behind the fridge, which isn't good. Our biggest complaint was the back garden area which hasn't been touched with a brush for months. the table was turning rusty and ,to be honest we took one look at the back garden, closed the door and didn't return. Sorry to complain like this, but that's the way it was.We won't be returning until we are assured things have been put right.Double bed needs a new mattress Margery and Allan Wilkinson ***Owner Response*** We are sorry that you weren't entirely happy with your stay at Barnbrook, which is unusual. We take our guests feedback very seriously, as can be seen from our other reviews. Our guests tend to love our cottage as much as we do. Thank you once again.

    Reviewed by James AllanMay 2018

  • "This was our sixth stay at Barnbrook and we will be coming back again."

    It is ideally situated and perfect for a walking holiday in Wensleydale. All in all it has got to be one of the best properties Sykes has to offer.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2018

  • "Barnbrook surpassed our expectations."

    It is very spacious, warm and comfortable and set in a delightful village close to a variety of places of beauty and interest.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2018

  • "All was fine and we had a nice break"

    Reviewed by JeremyOct 2017

  • "Lovely large cottage with great facilities."

    V clean and comfortable. Good communication with owner. Would highly recommend. Many thanks.

    Reviewed by JuliaAug 2017

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage in a lovely location within Wensleydale, ideal for walking and sights."

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2017

  • "Felt really at home at Barnbrook."

    Comfortable, warm and superb modern equipment throughout. Superb location within easy reach of three major Dales towns and surrounded by stunning countryside. A real credit to the owners and agents. Would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by StephenJan 2017

  • "This was a lovely warm, cosy, well maintained cottage in a fabulous location."

    It was clean and well equipped. We had an excellent time. The only thing that could improve it would be wifi as there is no mobile phone signal in the area or landland and we would have liked to be able to stay in touch with family a little easier.

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2016

  • "Beautiful location."

    Friendly owners. Abundance of guides, maps and general information about the area. Would come again.

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2016

  • "The twin bedded room has a steeply slopping ceiling."

    I cannot remember if this is mentioned in the description but if not I feel it should be as it would not really be a suitable room for adults. We used it for storage only but even so both my husband (over 6' tall) and myself (4'11" tall) hit our heads. Otherwise this is a very good property, in a lovely part of the Dales.

    Reviewed by FrancesSep 2016

  • "We stayed for two weeks in this lovely cottage, and found it to be beautifuly clean, very spacious and welcoming, and had absolutely everything one could possibly want or need for a very comfortable stay."

    Having said that, the only drawback (for me personally) was the memory foam mattress on the double bed, which unfortunately holds the body heat to the extreme, making for a very uncomfortable nights' sleep, so mostly had to sleep in the single bed. The other point which kind of annoyed me was that upon enquiring from the caretaker, who conveniently lives next door, if she'd be coming in to change the bedding for the 2nd week, I was told where to find the clean linen and that I had to do it myself. We stay for 2 weeks every year in various Dales cottages, and is the first time that I've encountered this...When you consider that payment for the 2nd weeks' stay in the cottage is EXACTLY the same as for the 1st, I'd have thought, and naturaly assumed, that the cleaning service for the 2nd week would be a 'given'. Apart from those couple of things, we had a lovely holiday staying in this particular cottage. The location is perfect, with lots of walks from the door to be had, including a lovely varied walk to Bolton Castle, plus the convenience of The Wheatsheaf pub, serving vey nice meals, literally just over the road. We'd be more than happy to consider staying again, if a 2nd choice was needed, as it's certainly a gem of a cottage, apart from those two niggles...however, they are personal to us and may not concern anyone else, so with this in mind, we can highly recommend Barnbrook Cottage as an ideal base from which to have a very enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by RosanneJun 2015

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Summary

  • Two bedrooms: 1 x master bedroom with king-size bed and views of Penhill, 1 x family room with twin beds
  • Three piece bathroom with shower over bath
  • Extra downstairs WC
  • Large well equipped, modern fitted kitchen with dining area and stable door leading off to small garden
  • Spacious and comfortable sitting room with living flame electric fire
  • Utility/boot room.
  • Heating from night storage heaters, electric panel heaters and living flame electric fire in sitting room
  • Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, automatic washing machine, tumble dryer, WiFi, Freeview TV, DVD, video
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and Highchair
  • Patio and small garden with garden furniture
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Children's playground in village
  • Pub 2 mins walk and shop within 2 miles.

The property

Located in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, in the village of Carperby, is this traditional semi- detached stone cottage, complete with sloping ceilings and with views out to Penhill, it is a picture perfect property.

Ideally suited for a small family or couples walking break, this cottage is decorated throughout in classic country style with floral wallpaper and wooden furniture, it has an immediate homely feel.

Featuring an electric fire, the sitting room is the best place to get warmed up on those chilly winter evenings, so you can snuggle up on the plush red sofas and talk over the day's events, or maybe watch a film on the TV before going to bed.

Venturing into the open-plan kitchen and dining room, you can make use of the modern appliances like the stylish electric oven and induction hob, amidst the quaint cream painted kitchen units, with a lovely solid wood dining table and chairs in the corner.

Moving upstairs, there are two bedrooms, a double and a twin, both charmingly decorated with bright airy colours and floral wallpaper for the ultimate cottage feel, along with a stunning vintage bathroom suite in excellent condition with attractive pink and blue tiling.

To the outside there is a small garden and patio area with some pretty seating, for those summer evenings when its warm enough to sit out with a glass of wine, or maybe a local ale you've picked up along the way.

The village itself is at the heart of the walker's paradise of Upper Wenslydale, and offers a pub serving food, a village green and a children's playground so you don't need to go far for the essentials.

If it's your first time visiting the Yorkshire Dales why not join one of the many guided walks going on all over the area, to ensure you see the best sights there are to see, or drive just under 30-minutes to Richmond Brewing Company to taste the ales from the dales with a guided tour of the brewery which was Richmond's former railway station.

With the Dales on your doorstep, Barnbrook is an ideal spot for a Yorkshire break at any time of year.

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About the location

CARPERBY

Aysgarth 1 mile; Castle Bolton 2 miles; Leyburn 6 miles.

This idyllic Wensleydale village is situated in a walker’s paradise, close to Castle Bolton, Bolton Hall, Leyburn and the famous Aysgarth Falls. During the 17th century, Carperby was an important centre for Quakerism and the largest building today is the classically styled Friends Meeting House which overlooks the market cross and village green. The popular village pub serves good food and an excellent range of real ales and is the main focal point of village life. Nearby, Redmire is on the Wensleydale Railway, which features steam locomotives during the summer and has regular special events. This is an ideal location for walking and touring the many attractions of Wensleydale and Swaledale - within a fifteen minute drive are historic Richmond and Middleham, as well as the attractive market towns of Bedale and Leyburn. There are numerous restaurants and award-winning pubs too, and nearby attractions include Fountains Abbey, Wensleydale Creamery and Rope Factory and Lightwater Valley. The nearest town, Leyburn, is dominated by its large market square, which still boasts a lively Friday market. The town has much to offer with its many craft shops, galleries and tea rooms. Also within easy reach are many other attractions, notably the Constable Burton Hall and Gardens with extensive parkland and woodland walks, the Forbidden Corner with its underground passages to explore, and of course the lovely Georgian town of Richmond with its fine castle ruins. Visit Bolton Castle, with its mighty towers and rectangular courtyard, one of the finest preserved medieval castles in Yorkshire. Dating back to 1378, much of the castle survived the orders to destroy famous Yorkshire castles, issued by Parliament in The Civil War. It is also located perfectly for cycling; the famous opening stages of the 2014 Tour de France passed just over a mile away. For the adventurous, mountain biking routes run from the door, over Preston moor and into wild Swaledale.

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