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Ryecroft Barn

(Ref. 936513)

Glusburn near Cross Hills, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "All linen was very clean but cooking utensils need renewing as are quite old."

    We stay there as family is close by and gives everyone the opportunity to get together as you know i have already booked again for 2025.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2024

  • "Positives Clean Large and roomy Comfortable beds Negatives Appalling plumbing, very poor showers with barely a trickle of water."

    The shower in the en suite was un useable due to the pitiful amount of water flow, the main bathroom was not much better, absolutely unsuitable bathroom facilities for 10 people. No usb ports anywhere for re charging phones etc and really low tech TV ie no Sky or Internet channels at all Hand written signs EVERYWHERE with dos and don't Not enough comfortable chairs in lounge for 10 people

    Reviewed by Ed2.5Mar 2024

  • "Very comfortable cottage."

    The standard of everything is excellent. We had excellent nights sleeps in super comfy beds. Will highly recommend to friends and hope to be back. Very enjoyable holiday. Plenty of room. Great and accessible location. Very friendly and helpful neighbours.

    Reviewed by Jeremy4.7Aug 2023

  • "The stay is comfortable and there is a lot of space on this cottage to make it enjoyable."

    Couple of points which need improvement are on the water pressure in shower was very low and hot water ran out after a few of us had showers. Last few only got cold water at low pressure. The number of messages in the cottage for keeping things in order and cleanliness makes you feel uncomfortable.

    Reviewed by Sachin3.8Apr 2023

  • "Lovely place to stay pity the rest of the garden was that we could not go into but all clean and tidy as as you will know we have booked again for next Easter."

    And our family just live down the road.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Apr 2023

  • "The approach road to the property was awful and potentially dangerous."

    There was a building site adjacent to the property with heavy diggers and unsightly rubbish which spoilt the main views from the house and outside seating area. On entering the property we were met with between 30 and 40 stark messages cellotaped to the walls telling us what we were and we’re not allowed to do. Unfortunately this set the tone for our stay making everyone uncomfortable

    Reviewed by Phil2.5Apr 2023

  • "We had an issue with the oven but once we made the owner aware she arranged for a new oven to be installed and brought over a bottle of wine by way of apology."

    We did have to buy a washing line and pegs as this wasn't available but the house was lovely and we had a great time.

    Reviewed by Jo4.7Jun 2022

  • "This lovely home provided the perfect base for our families’ get-together."

    Whilst the decor is quite dated, it has been well maintained and was spotlessly clean when we arrived. The welcome pack left for us was appreciated. Plenty of space with generously proportioned rooms and toasty warm. The location was great for access to country walks and local amenities and the adequate parking/outdoor space was a bonus. Plenty of seating for a big group to eat together, however the lack of cutlery meant we had to share table knives. Be sure to visit the Dog and Gun and Glusburn park during your stay. Both within walking distance.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.4Dec 2021

  • "The property was more spacious and better than we expected, making for a wonderful large family stay."

    Everything was well maintained and very clean. Great location and very well looked after property. Thank you for a memorable stay!

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Nov 2021

  • "On the Whole a lovely house ,however there were some things that are expected when paying that amount of money ,things that wouldn't cost a lot of money but will make a world of difference to guests ."

    Upstairs (and nowhere in the house ) a full length mirror was nowhere to be found surely this is basic ,also a lock on the family bathroom is really a basic . The kitchen..well a really lovely kitchen just let down by things people expect these days ,,the cutlery looks like it was bought it Poundland shop very poor quality ,that goes for all the other utensils ,also a coffee machine would be a lovely addition (none of us drink instant coffee ,but luckily I took my Nespresso ) A high chair as well, in a house of that size please, when you know a baby is coming . The other thing that would be helpful is some information or leaflets on where to go in the local area ,and the walks ,there is a lovely park just a couple of minutes away but we only found it by chance ! There is usually a book around with all this info in. I don't want to sound as if we are complainers because we all had a really lovely time it is just little touches ,the house itself was perfect for us all to spread out if we wanted to ,and easy to get to many interesting places ,we would return ..

    Reviewed by John4.1Oct 2021

  • "Overall we enjoyed our stay at Ryecroft Barn."

    We made good use of the Conservatory which was bathed in light and although the American style fridge freezer was not working, the replacement fridge freezer in the utility room was adequate for our use. All the bedrooms were clean and comfortable, and the 2 family rooms were very spacious. The airing cupboard was an added bonus for drying towels. There were some areas which I feel could be improved. There are 3 steep steps outside leading to the main door, and 2 steps to the conservatory door. I feel a handrail would be useful for less able guests. My arthritic father really struggled with these and felt that a handrail would have helped him immensely. In the kitchen the only kitchen knives provided were the size of pen knives. Very small, perhaps camping knives? Almost impossible to cut bread with. A decent set of knives would have been appreciated. The shower door in the main bathroom opens inwards which makes it awkward to get in and out. Only by pressing yourself up against the back wall can you edge yourself in. Perhaps the door could be rehung so it opens outwards? And finally the sofa in the conservatory, whilst comfortable, is flaking quite badly. I noticed brown specks around the base and when I lifted the throw I saw that the seat area was flaking badly. I feel that this is a lovely property but with a few adjustments it could be so much more.

    Reviewed by Deborah3.4Aug 2021

  • "The cottage in general was quite good."

    The bedrooms were clean and comfortable, the beds very comfortable. However, downstairs was less than expected. The kitchen although quite large, with dishwasher, and plenty of cupboard space, the Fridge/freezer had a fault which should have been put right before we arrived at the property. Although there was a smaller fridge/freezer in the utility room. The cooker was less than adequate for a family of eight, with just two induction hobs, and a grill plate. There was a gas hob as well, but this was not working. The conservatory was very hot, although there was air conditioning, this also did not work. The furniture looked like it had been bought in a second hand furniture shop, or charity shop. the carpets in the conservatory were curled up at the edges, and some if not all of us often tripped over these. The windows in the conservatory had not been cleaned in a long while with moss growing on the roof windows. Cobwebs covered most of the outside of the conservatory, I understand being in the country this could be a problem, but they hadn't been cleaned for a while. The lounge/ TV room was quite comfortable although it had a dank damp smell. Sweets broken biscuits and other unknown objects were found down the sides and underneath the cushions. On the whole it is a lovely cottage, and very well situated. With a little TLC it could be so much better.

    Reviewed by Peter2.8Jul 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x family rooms with double and single bed (one with en suite shower room) and 2 x twin rooms
  • Bathroom with corner bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with electric fire
  • Snug
  • Conservatory.
  • Central heating with electric fire
  • Electric oven and hob, American-style fridge freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine and TV
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and patio
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.8 miles; pub 0.7 miles
  • Note: Sorry no stag or hen parties, or similar
  • Please note that there is a £250 good house-keeping bond
  • Please note: this property only accepts bookings for a minimum of 3 nights

The property

Cross Hills 1 mile.

Nestled within the rural village of Glusburn, you will find the striking cottage of Ryecroft Barn.

Sitting peacefully on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales, this magnificent holiday home makes a great base for larger groups who seek a relaxing retreat in the English countryside.

As you pull up, admire the charm of this traditional stone barn, complete with a striking front door.

Step into the hallway and be greeted by a well-thought utility room where you can take off your coats and store your shoes.

Enter into the wonderful farmhouse kitchen with lovely blue and oak units where you will find a spacious American-style fridge freezer and a contemporary electric oven and hob, perfect for preparing a heart-warming meal for the whole family to feast upon in the homely dining room boasting a large mahogany dining table and pretty exposed stone wall with inglenook fireplace.

Retire to the warm embrace of the sitting room where you can cosy up by the electric fire on the plush leather sofa, and turn on the TV to watch a captivating movie, or retreat to the peaceful snug to curl up on the armchair with an enthralling book.

Spend your evenings catching up in the delightfully decorated conservatory with chic teal walls, as you kick back and relax on the sofas and crack open a bottle of wine to toast to the good times that lie ahead.

Step out into the garden to watch as the sun begins to set over the rolling countryside and take a moment to appreciate time well-spent with your loved ones.

As the evening comes to a close, wander through to the imposing gallery with high ceilings, exposed beams and a breath-taking stained glass window and climb the grand staircase to the first floor where you will discover a spacious family bedroom home to both a double and a single bed, as well as another attractive family room with double and single bed with the benefit of an en-suite and a dressing area so you can take your time to get ready in the mornings following a refreshing shower.

The first floor is also home to two twin bedrooms.

While away the hours as you indulge in a soak in the luxurious corner bath located in the family bathroom before putting on your best walking gear and heading outside to explore the local area.

Start your day with a glorious hike through the Yorkshire Dales National Park and stumble upon the historical ruins of the 15th-century Barden Tower and the 17th-century Rocking Hall.

Wander the grounds of the nearby Skipton Castle and learn of the local history at The Craven Museum, before stopping for a bite to eat at The Royal Shepherd Inn and delighting in a pint with the locals.

Enjoy a peaceful stroll through Thornton Hall Country Park or explore Niddderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty for unrivalled landscapes.

Book Ryecroft Barn for a memorable stay in Yorkshire.

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

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About the location


Skipton 5 miles; Keighley 5.5 miles; Haworth 6.6 miles.

Situated on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and within a scenic car journey to the bustling city of Leeds and the world-famous village of Haworth is this quaint village, Cross Hills. The village has a vibrant centre and plays host to shops, cafés and other eateries, in addition to a number of small businesses offering everything you could possibly need during your break to Yorkshire. Slightly further out is Skipton which is often referred to as the “Gateway to the Dales”, and offers the opportunity to explore an 11th century castle, ancient woodlands and winding alleyways filled with superb amenities. In the opposite direction is the town of Keighley where you will find the heritage steam line which was made famous by the 1970s film, ‘The Railway Children’. Also within close reach is the literary mecca of Haworth, where you can visit the home of the famous Brontë sisters and the surrounding moorland which provided the inspiration for their iconic stories. For those feeling active, head to the Yorkshire Dales where you will find a magnitude of walks and cycling routes amidst breath-taking scenery, as well as opportunities for sampling local delicacies such as Wensleydale cheese and tour one the many breweries within the National Park. Cross Hills promises a wonderful base for exploring this pretty part of Yorkshire.

Note: Sorry no stag or hen parties, or similar.
Please note that there is a £250 good house-keeping bond.
Please note: this property only accepts bookings for a minimum of 3 nights.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas