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Old Hall Byre

Carlton-In-Coverdale, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 1065459)


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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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3 Customer Reviews

  • "I feel that the barn is more of a 4-star rating than a 5 star."

    We have stayed in many cottages around the country on staycations and this place does not compare. There is no phone signal at the barn. So if you need to have direct contact with elderly parents or dependants, then this place wouldn't be for you. As it happened, my mother was rushed to hospital and my Dad couldn't get in touch with me. We only picked up his message when we travelled to Layburn. The underfloor heating was not working. We had 2 days of snow and the kitchen/dining area was freezing. We felt the floor and it was cold. Even our dog was shivering in there. We found a heater (full of cobwebs) in the garage and put that on to keep warm throughout the duration of our stay. We lit the fire exactly according to the instructions in the lounge and there must have been a gust of wind and the room filled with smoke activating the carbon monoxide alarm and the smoke alarm. It was really frightening and our chests were really bad following this experience. There were some huge cobwebs around the barn. The water was a brown/yellow colour. It tasted terrible and we ended up buying bottles of water. The bath does not drain properly. There is a shower/toilet off the hallway. However, there isn't a blind covering the front door window so there is no privacy whatsoever especially when the people living across from the barn didn't close their blinds. Felt like a goldfish in a goldfish bowl. There is also a window without a blind in the bathroom facing the shower. Absolutely no privacy whatsoever. We placed a pillow in the window so that we could shower in privacy. We felt that the barn was tired looking and needed modernising. The oven was a nightmare and the instructions should have been placed in the folder and not stuck on the back of a unit door. We looked everywhere for the instructions when we first arrived. We had to google the symbols to be able to use the oven. The barn is also very clutted and would benefit from clearing a lot of the dated ornaments and numerous kitchen items on the work surfaces. We had just come from a 5-star barn just outside of York for the first week of our holiday. The contrast was unbelievable. I think it makes a huge difference when the owner is around to ensure your stay is as comfortable as possible. In the previous barn, we had free milk, teabags, biscuits, coffee pods and even flowers left us by the owner. Whilst this is not a requirement, it is the extra touches that reflect a high standard and this was definitely lacking at the Old Hall Byre. We had to jump back in the car and travel 6 miles to Layburn to buy some milk. The information on local attractions was dated 2019. The personal touch was definitely missing here and there was a huge disparity between 5-star accommodation with Cottages.com and Sykes.

    Reviewed by JulieNov 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at your lovely property."

    It was a perfect getaway and had everything we needed apart from kindling, We still managed the log burner though as we gathered our own. Overall it was lovely.

    Reviewed by AngelaNov 2021

  • "Fabulous holiday cottage with everything you would need to make your stay feel like home from home."

    Our only real negative was our experience in the local Foresters Arms. The hosts were very abrupt and rude and he certainly made us feel we were not welcome. When we tried to have dinner there he said we needed to book but when we explained we had tried to book but got no reply he replied welcome to the dales. I certainly didn’t feel it was a very nice welcome home to Yorkshire for me.

    Reviewed by LesleyOct 2021

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The property

Settled in the small Yorkshire Dales village of Carlton, near to Leyburn, is this beautiful barn conversion, Old Hall Byre.

Offering six guests a gorgeous homely base from which to explore the incredible surrounding landscapes, Old Hall Byre is perfect for your next Dales adventure.

Enjoy coming together in the spacious and comfortable lounge, with exposed stone walls, beams and a log burner adding character and warmth.

Relax in comfort as you watch TV, or enjoy your pick from a good selection of games, DVDs and books.

From the dining kitchen enjoy spectacular views of Great Roova Crags overlooking the valley of Coverdale, or relax and watch the many birds who come to the feeder. The kitchen dining area sits below traditional A frame beams, it is contemporary with modern appliances and very well equipped enabling you prepare any dish.

Open the bifold doors, in the warmer months to enjoy alfresco dining on the enclosed patio with valley views.

Resting on the ground floor is a beautiful king bedroom with exposed stone walls for you to unwind in following a busy day, with a shower room on this floor too, meaning those with limited mobility are well catered for.

Travel upstairs to discover a further double bedroom, this one benefitting from an en-suite bathroom, and a twin room.

Make yourself acquainted with the charming village of Carlton and the surrounding area with walks around the village, with a lovely pub, The Foresters Arms, lying within strolling distance for refreshing pints after memorable days on the Dales.

Visit nearby Leyburn a market town in Wensleydale where you will find a good selection of services and shops, including a supermarket, bank, independent food shops, tea rooms, pubs, gift shops and much more.Just a short walk from the centre is the station providing tourist rides further into Wensleydale.

Other nearby towns of interest include Richmond, Ripon, Thirsk, Masham and Hawes.

Discover the glorious beauty spots of Aysgarth Falls, Cauldron Falls and Aysgill Force, all just an easy drive away, perfect for incorporating into your walks.

The historic ruins of Bolton Castle and Middleham Castle are both well worth visiting for any history enthusiasts, while the Palladian villa of Constable Burton Hall & Gardens is another scenic attractions with plenty of grounds to explore.

A great array of peaks and fells lie in the area, with Great Whernside being a fantastic intermediate hike, along with the likes of Little Whernside, Birks Fell, Great Shunner Fell and closer to home, Penhill Beacon.

This area is a perfect for any cyclists being located close to The Yorkshire Dales Cycle Way.

The Leighton Reservoir is a lovely spot for a leisurely stroll, whilst the picturesque Thorp Perrow Aboretum is set within 85 acres of woodland with rare trees and shrubs in a Victorian arboretum, with a tearoom and birds of prey and mammal centre on site too.

Feel enriched by the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales whilst on a relaxing break to Old Hall Byre.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x ground-floor king, 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric double oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Enclosed garden with furniture
  • Garage with storage, table football and darts
  • Utility room located in the garage
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Secure bike storage
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.6 miles, pub 0.2 miles.

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About the location


Leyburn 5 miles.

The attractive and traditional old village of Carlton-in-Coverdale lies in one of the Yorkshire Dales’ best kept secrets, Coverdale, a narrow valley flanked by imposing fells. Historically, Coverdale was a main packhorse route over the moors into Wharfedale and Skipton. The village is comprised of traditional old stone-built homes, a few farms, guest houses and the village pub, The Foresters. The river Cover runs below it, in the valley. Carlton sits beneath Roova crags to the south and Penhill to the north. Nearby is the Forbidden Corner, a great day out for all the family with its adventure gardens and restaurants. Leyburn, the closest town, is 5 miles away, about 15 minutes’ drive. It has several restaurants, cafes, pubs and two supermarkets. The village of Middleham (4 miles) also boasts several pubs, restaurants, and a well-stocked local shop. It is a lovely village best known for its famous racing stables, the 'Gallops' and its Norman Castle which dates back to 1190

Region Information

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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