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The Byre, Sedbury Park Farm

(Ref. 935175)

Gilling West, Yorkshire Dales - North Show on map

4.8

Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

Features

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

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Another relaxing, peaceful and comfortable stay at The Byre for our long weekend."

    Our friends, who arrived first, received a lovely welcome from the owner Ann alongside a thoughtful welcome pack of cakes, wine, milk and filter coffee! Clean, fresh and high quality bedding. Great location for visiting different places.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Jan 2024

  • "This is outstanding accommodation- much bigger than we expected and beautifully appointed."

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Dec 2023

  • "A wonderfully warm and cosy property for cold winter days and evenings yet so spacious too!"

    Views from the kitchen/dining area are great and from the rear garden too. A great location for walks and you’re never far away from an excellent variety of places to visit.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Nov 2023

  • "Excellent property Well equipped Quiet , peaceful surroundings Ideal base ..."

    Excellent property Well equipped Quiet , peaceful surroundings Ideal base from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely barn conversion in an idyllic setting We had a great time for a week just now We will definitely plan to go again Pictures on website do not do the property justice!"

    Only suggestion we have is that the description should specify that there is a fridge come freezer so that guests can plan accordingly

    Reviewed by Venkatraman4.7Jul 2023

  • "We loved our stay at The Byre."

    The barn conversion was the perfect place to relax at the end of the day with its spacious lay out, lovely rooms and rural location. We also enjoyed feeding Dolly and George every day.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    Lovely quiet location with beautiful views but only a few minutes from scotch corner so ideal for exploring. Cottage is lovely. The lights on the skirting on the way to the bedrooms are genius. Both bedrooms are en-suite which is great. We had a lovely welcome from our host (we got lost and had to ring - my bad navigation). Everything was beautifully clean and there was a welcome gift of cake and wine which was a lovely touch and milk in the fridge. Overall a wonderful stay and would love to return

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2023

  • "We left feedback in the visitors book."

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely peaceful rural location and host who was friendly, available but not in the least intrusive."

    We had privacy. Good instruction manual to steer us through things. Underfloor heating was very warm for us and hard to regulate , so we were often hot but many others might like it. A couple of doors and locks were a bit jammed and needed attention and we broke one lock whilst trying to lock a door. Felt bad about that but it pointed to a need for a little bit of maintenance. Generally clean and inviting property although unsealed slate/flag bathroom floors were bit fluffy and I note are hard to get completely clean. Maybe they need sealing to keep grout together and stop dust and hair sticking? Notwithstanding these minor things, the setting is lovely, the horse and cattle are interesting, the view is gorgeous and we were very satisfied with our stay.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.4Apr 2023

  • "The Byre was beautiful and had great attention to detail."

    We really enjoyed our stay. The setting was just perfect and many places of interest within easy reach. Sadly it rained all week which was a shame as we hoped to do lots of walking. Many thanks for a great stay!

    Reviewed by Vanessa4.7Apr 2023

  • "Beautiful, spacious property."

    Very comfortable and in a lovely situation. Very thoughtful welcome pack. All in all, perfect!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jan 2023

  • "Sinks in the bathroom we used would not hold any water."

    mugs in kitchen chipped and cracked so had to use our own. would have appreciated a visit from the owners during our stay especially after the stormy night . We had to clean the patio of debris and put plant pots back in place .

    Reviewed by Mervyn3.4Jan 2023

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage with all the creature comforts."

    Great views to enjoy and a log fire for those chilly nights. A well thought out welcome pack was waiting for us on arrival.

    Reviewed by Dave4.7Nov 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage only negatives are no blinds at the dinning area windows and ..."

    Fabulous cottage only negatives are no blinds at the dinning area windows and the light could due to be brighter over the dinning table it was very dim and not conclusive to play cards,

    Reviewed by Nancy3.4Oct 2022

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage, location is perfect the view from the window is outstanding, owners Ann and William could not be more helpful, had a couple of minor issues which Ann dealt with instantly."

    Ann very friendly and welcoming. Cottage well equipped. The log fire is the icing on the cake so cozy in the evening. Outside area perfect we had a couple of BBQ's in the evening, sitting outside enjoying these was good as not over looked. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful property in an picturesque location."

    We had a few maintenance issues during our stay, however the owners Ann and William sorted these out very swiftly. We loved the location which we found very relaxing and the animals on the farm. In particular, George the pony which our children enjoyed feeding every day an apple and carrot. :) The cleanliness wasn't up to the standard you would expect, such as the floors required a good hoovering and mopping. The kitchen units needed a better clean and so did the kitchen table. However, despite this, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sedbury Park Farm.

    Reviewed by Christopher4.4Aug 2022

  • "Excellent cottage in every way."

    Clean, spacious, comfortable, views over the fields you never get tried of seeing. Easy to find, great base for visiting wonderful North Yorkshire. We will defiantly try to stay here again, the next time we are in the area.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at The Byre."

    William and Ann were absolutely lovely and welcoming from the thoughtful welcome surprises to the helpful information pack. The accommodation was great, comfortable and very relaxing, everything was thought of, even milk in the fridge! The views are spectacular and seeing the farm animals everyday was a bonus for us and especially our daughter. We loved our time there and got to explore the local area which has lots to offer. We take away a weeks worth of memories that will stay with us a lifetime.

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0May 2022

  • "Based on our experience of renting holiday homes over some forty years, The Byre is an exceptional property - in terms of location, space, comfort,equipment and facilities."

    It is beautifully designed and the owners have thought of everything visitors might need and provided it - including thoughtful welcome gifts. It is very conveniently located for Richmond, major road routes and the Dales and is in a quiet spot with lovely views. We cannot recommend this property too highly - it is excellent in every way.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0May 2022

  • "It was one of the best cottages we have rented in The Dales."

    Everything was fine although as we are elderly we found the lounge seating very low and very deep and so difficult to use with comfort. That is our only minor comment!.

    Reviewed by Edward4.7May 2022

  • "Outstanding"

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Apr 2022

  • "A lovely stay at Byre cottage excellent accommodation with the added bonus of being in a great location ."

    The owners were welcoming and always around if needed. The welcome goodies were also very nice. Would definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.1Mar 2022

  • "Very spacious property."

    Cant fault anything .

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jan 2022

  • "Very helpful"

    Reviewed by J5.0Jan 2022

  • "What beautiful property!"

    Finished to a high standard, extremely comfortable, in beautiful settings. Ann the owner was extremely friendly! We had a lovely few peaceful days away .. will definitely return

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely place near Richmond."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Belinda5.0Oct 2021

  • "Fantastic accommodation and hosts."

    We loved the peace and quiet and would love to return.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful conversion in a great location."

    Owners friendly and helpful. Everything a rental property should be.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely barn conversion in a beautiful place."

    The owner was lovely. Very welcoming. Simply beautiful views. The only slight thing was it was a little dusty/ cleanliness could have been improved upon arrival.

    Reviewed by Laura4.1Sep 2020

  • "Would highly recommend this accommodation and location."

    Everything about the Barn was perfect with the added bonus of welcome gifts from Ann. We were treated to every home comfort you could think of plus a lovely bottle of wine and home made cakes. The farm animals made our holiday with George having his daily apple and our regular visits from the two chickens. The Galloway cows along with their calves were also regular visitors. The location just outside Richmond was ideal. We went on day trips to Whitby, Barnard Castle, Northallerton, Thirsk, Cannonhall Farm in Barnsley and Wetherby. We also visited Richmond on numerous occasions and the beautiful Waterfalls on the river. The weather was also perfect with no rain! We will definitely visit again. Sykes Cottages are very easy to book through, we have used the company on a number of occasions and the staff are always friendly and offer excellent advice.

    Reviewed by Toni5.0Aug 2020

  • "So comfortable and homely."

    In a lovely destination! Will definitely be returning at some point

    Reviewed by Josie4.7Nov 2019

  • "A great second stay at The Byre."

    beautiful spot and lovely refurbishment. hosts are very helpful and approachable if needed, but leave you to enjoy a lovely quiet break.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Sep 2019

  • "Enjoyed a relaxing week at The Byre Sedbury farm ."

    A well equipped & comfortable cottage. The owners were very friendly and helpful and we enjoyed the daily visits from the 3 chickens & cows.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Sep 2019

  • "Superb location."

    The cottage was equipped and decorated to a very high standard

    Reviewed by Charles5.0Sep 2019

  • "The accommodation was of an extremely high standard."

    The location was outstanding with stunning views. I can not recommend the Byre enough a truly outstanding property!

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Aug 2019

  • "Wow, what a place!"

    Beautiful interiors, comfy beds and cows as neighbours! The cottage is well designed and has everything you would need. Ann also provided sone delicious home baked shortbreads and muffins. We were only staying for 2 nights but wanted to stay for much longer. I highly recommend Byre Cottage.

    Reviewed by Carla4.7Jun 2019

  • "This beautiful cottage is in a great location, with lovely views."

    There is plenty to see and do in the area and being only 2 miles from the A1 at scotch corner it is easy to quickly get to places of interest. The owners were very friendly and encouraged us to see all the animals they keep on the farm. It is one of the few places where we have been where the reality is better than the photos.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2019

  • "The accommodation was of a very high standard."

    Superbly fitted and appointed in a lovely setting. The owners were very helpful and the home produced welcome gifts of cake, sweets, wine and eggs most appreciated. Accommodation clean and well presented with all you could need.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0May 2019

  • "We had a fantastic holiday at the Byre, which began with a warm welcome from Ann, and included delicious home made cakes and a bottle of wine."

    The cottage is stunning, light and spacious, we felt at home straight away. A truly exceptional holiday location.

    Reviewed by Pete5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Clean and comfortable. Great welcome from Ann with home made treats and wine waiting for us. Fabulous views in a peaceful location but central to lots of interesting places. Couldn't recommend this cottage highly enough.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2019

  • "Fabulous cottage done to a very high spec and for a BYE get away the lights/tree made it extra special."

    Lots of room for our children to play and being able to see the animals every morning was a real bonus. Ann was so helpful too and left some goodies for us which were very much appreciated! Thank you

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Dec 2018

  • "We previously lived in Over Dinsdale from 2013-2015 & got to know the area quite well."

    Having a fantastic location to base ourselves at your lovely Byre allowed us a couple of days to visit places we know with our friends. We took in Richmond, Moulton (Black Bull), Rockcliffe Hall, The Bay Horse at Hurworth & the Swann at Gilling West. we had a lovely walk in Richmond that took us down by the river. The Byre was a great location to catch up with all of these places within easy reach. The taxi service was also very good & not expensive. We have already passed on the details of the Byre to our friends (Sharon Wesley) who hope to book it in 2019. WE will also be looking to book up for a week sometime in the summer.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2018

  • "The Byre is a really comfortable cottage finished to a very high standard, in fact we have already book for next year."

    I would have no problem in recommending the Sedbury Farm cottages to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2018

  • "Our holiday at the Byre was excellent."

    The accommodation deserves 5* rating. Great attention to detail in the property has been paid by the owners Ann and William who were both very helpful and on hand if we needed any advice or help. The welcome pack of cakes wine coffee milk etc. was also a lovely surprise. The area is beautiful with lots of excellent walking and historical places of interest to visit.V and R.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Aug 2018

  • "Amazing barn just stunning home stunning views I'm going back soon thank you so much for everything Costas from Surrey"

    Reviewed by Costa5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage was delightful and the owners had lavished care."

    attention and love on the interior and exterior. The cottage was spotlessly clean, there was everything to hand and more and we had the perfect break. Our thanks to Ann and William.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2018

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite bath, shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twins on request) with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Eco underfloor heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washer/dryer, TV with Freeview, radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Ample off road parking
  • Outdoor seating area with furniture
  • Sorry no pets and no smoking
  • Shops 2 miles, pub 1 mile walk.

The property

The Byre forms part of a superb barn conversion, on a smallholding in the North Yorkshire village of Gilling West.

It boasts heart-warming open-plan living with an abundance of character features, as well as two stunning en-suite bedrooms including one that boasts flexible zip/link beds.

Outside it provides a choice of peaceful spots to sit and enjoy this magnificent rural setting.

Many towns, walks and historical attractions can be enjoyed close by.

Note: The property is available to book with Refs. 934810 and 934811, together they can sleep 11.

Sedbury Park Farm Cottages

Three delightful stone-built cottages, in the grounds of a small working farm with a small herd of belted Galloway cattle, rare breed Tamworth pigs and a couple of sheep. The cottages are located on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Gilling West, close to the popular town of Richmond. These welcoming properties are the perfect retreat to get away from the hustle and bustle, and enjoy privacy and seclusion in a stunning part of the country. They have been renovated to a high standard with all en-suite bedroms, and offer an abundance of style and character throughout, matching trendy modern styling with original features such as exposed brick walls and beams as well as an electric car charging point. The Cartshed and The Byre are single-storey properties with woodburners and flexible sleeping arrangements, while The Stable is a perfect romantic retreat. They all boast outdoor seating areaa to relax and unwind after a day spent exploring the area. The properties are situated a short walk from the centre of Gilling West; the village offers an excellent pub and is a popular starting point for walks in the beautiful surrounding countryside. A couple of miles away, Richmond offers a fascinating Norman castle, a weekly market, old curiosity shops set along narrow alleyways and the picturesque River Swale. Within easy reach of Swaledale, the Yorkshire Dales National Park, the university city of Durham, York Minster and the North York Moors, these lovely cottages make a superb holiday base any time of the year.

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About the location

GILLING WEST

Richmond 3 miles; Barnard Castle 11 miles.

The attractive and peaceful Dales village of Gilling West, winner of the "Yorkshire in Bloom" award, is situated in lovely rolling countryside just a few miles to the north of the popular market town of Richmond. The village itself has a lovely old church, two real ale pubs both serving food. There are footpaths and bridleways in every direction and fishing is available nearby. Nearby Richmond grew up around its castle, famously situated high above the River Swale, with panoramic views of the river. 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 Georgian Theatre is one of the oldest surviving theatres in the country with visitors enjoying its regular productions all year round. An ideal location for exploring all of Swaledale, Teesdale and the Yorkshire Dales.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas