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Sally's Barn

(Ref. 5952)

Grantley near Ripon, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 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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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a great time at Sally’s Barn."

    The property is clean well maintained and has everything you need. Great venue for a catch up with friends and plenty of space.Views from the barn were amazing and loads to do in the area. Owner very helpful even when we had to phone very early.

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.4Oct 2023

  • "Excellent property great location."

    Great place for a large group. Strongly recumbent

    Reviewed by John4.7Sep 2023

  • "Large, spacious stone built cottage with a beautiful outlook across the Dales."

    All bedrooms on ground floor level (except for a few stairs) so ideal for my old mum. Lovely kitchen/diner, very well equipped. Good location for Ripon, Harrogate and Fountains Abbey.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Apr 2023

  • "The barn was true to the photos with plenty of space for us all (group of 6 friends plus one toddler)."

    The surroundings were beautiful with excellent views from the lounge and dining areas. Lovely comfy sofas and nice touches in terms of decor which made it feel really homely without feeling you were in someone else’s home. Sharon was really helpful and on hand when needed but we in no way felt watched over - all very chilled. The group were keen to book again before the weekend was over! I’m sure we will be back.

    Reviewed by Katie4.7Jan 2023

  • "Absolutely fabulous."

    The views alone are worth the money. We had a very snug and comfortable weekend and used it as a base for Ripon and Harrogate.

    Reviewed by Shirley4.7Dec 2022

  • "Sally’s Barn is a lovely, comfortable property near Fountains Abbey."

    First of all, the view of the rolling, green countryside is stunning; you are in a secluded spot away from the adjoining farmhouse on a secure farm estate, but also handy for the village centre of Grantley with pub and playground. The lounge, kitchen and dining areas are well designed; the bedrooms are particularly spacious; the turret room is perfect for teenagers. Grantley is an excellent centre for excursions into the Yorkshire Dales, Ripon and York. Discover Nidderdale and Pateley Bridge; the swimming pools are good too.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely and comfortable house in a perfect spot."

    The outside area/garden was fantastic for sitting out in the sun and for the children to play in. Spacious kitchen with good facilitates and cosy front room. 10/10. Thanks for a great week.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0Aug 2022

  • "We all really enjoyed our stay at Sally's barn although we feel that a slight change to a couple of things would have resulted in us giving the place top marks all round."

    Positives: The interior and exterior of the barn is simply superb and we had everything we needed, including tons of space. The views outside are breathtaking to say the least. The place just ozes charm! Negatives: Although the wooden garden table/bench set looks great, it is really not comfortable at all, so we all quickly struggled with sitting down for more than an hour. This was truly disappointing as we tried to enjoy each evening with BBQ's filled with plenty of the local produce. Furthermore, one small parasol between 6 people is really not enough to protect you from either rain or sun. We like most others come to the Yorkshire Dales for the stunning views and nature so it was a shame that the outside sitting arrangement let the place down.

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.4Jul 2022

  • "Appalling and shocking poor service from sykes (still unresolved, and double charged)."

    Will never book via them again. (It appears that numerous other have had the same bad experience) Would book the property again, but only if direct with the owner or via another agent. There are plenty of other lovely properties available.

    Reviewed by Shaun3.4Apr 2022

  • "Fab weekend in a very beautiful part of the country Facilities spot on Barn ..."

    Fab weekend in a very beautiful part of the country Facilities spot on Barn in a very easily accessible area of the Dales Hosts very helpful and friendly Loved the place and our break Thankyou

    Reviewed by Timothy4.4Mar 2022

  • "We had a great stay over February half-term."

    This converted barn is spacious, welcoming, well maintained, comfortable, quiet, and a great place to relax and recharge the batteries. With Ripon, Harrogate and Masham within easy driving distance it's far enough away to be quiet but close enough to be accessible. We loved it and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Jona5.0Feb 2022

  • "We had a lovely warm, comfortable stay at the cottage."

    Very private, very quiet, nice area to explore. The cottage has all the facilities you need, just the dishwasher did not work, so lots of hand washing for so many people!

    The dishwasher does work try asking the owner to show you, we live on site so could have bobbed round at any time, that’s what we are here for Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ursula4.7Dec 2021

  • "Hi fabulous time had by all loved Sallys barn and the area around it We are ..."

    Hi fabulous time had by all loved Sallys barn and the area around it We are intending to come back which says it all really Areas to improve dishwasher does not work full stop We tried everything we could Internet is not the best Jacuzzi bath not working It would just help to know these things before you arrive Apart from that FAB

    The dishwasher does work, try asking the owner, we live on site and could have bobbed round at any time to show you, I notice you have re booked so please just ask if you can’t get it to work Property Owner

    Reviewed by Timothy4.4Nov 2021

  • "Beautiful barn, very well presented."

    It was cold when we arrived, assuming the heating had been off if the barn had been empty previously but once we'd worked out how to switch the heating on and lit the fire it was soon warm. Only real suggestions for improvements would be the dishwasher, no matter how many times we used it the contents were never fully clean and items felt like they were covered in bits. Maybe the filter needs changing/cleaning. The oven on one day wouldn't work, but after managing to find a you tube video we got it working again. I would suggest velux blinds on the windows in the main bedroom ceiling with a long pole to open and close it as the light did wake us up early. Other than that the barn was well equipped and comfortable for our short stay.

    Reviewed by Nicole3.8Nov 2021

  • "Large and lovely cosy barn easily sleeps up to eight - great for family and ..."

    Large and lovely cosy barn easily sleeps up to eight - great for family and friends to get together Quiet beautiful setting on a farm in Nidderdale

    Reviewed by Patrick4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lovely property in a beautiful setting."

    Good facilities clean and comfortable. Would definitely recommend the property.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Sep 2021

  • "A fantastic break at Sally’s Barn."

    Great property. Clean, very comfortable, well-equipped and a great location. Fantastic views.

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Jul 2021

  • "We had a lovely holiday at Sally's Barn, it was comfortably furnished and clean and the sun shone all week."

    We visited the local attractions of Fountains Abbey and Brimham Rocks which we would recommend. Enjoyed rowing on the river at Knaresborough, breakfast at Betty's in Harrowgate, the Ingleton Waterfalls and riding the Swale Trail. We ate out a lot locally and would definitely recommend The Crown in Pateley Bridge.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2021

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable week."

    A comfortable cottage with a pleasing landscape to look out upon and pleasant and helpful owners.

    Reviewed by Derek4.1Jul 2021

  • "The house is in a super location with fabulous views but is starting to look tired."

    A number of light switches and door furniture need attention. As has been said, the fridge and fridge/freezer are not large and whilst we managed as a family of 4, larger groups may struggle. The en-suite facilities in one of the bedrooms is compact and only just usable. There are velux windows in the bedrooms but they do not have blinds so may not be suitable if you like to sleep in the dark. Unfortunately the BBQ we were expecting had been removed due to COVID, however there were still a selection of books, games and puzzles. The biggest issue we had was the broadband / Wi-fi. We only managed to get speeds of 0.4Mb and the Wi-fi did not reach to the bedrooms. We managed to download emails but we were unable to use the internet for much more. As there is only a single television, we were planning to use streaming services but could not due to the poor broadband speeds. We had a couple of glorious days and would have liked some comfy garden chairs; there are only a couple of pub style bench tables which are not suitable for relaxing in. There are some great walks and a really good pub nearby.

    Reviewed by Sally2.8Jul 2021

  • "We had a couple of issues with Sally's barn but didn't feel we should put them in the guest book to make it look bad, so we emailed them direct telling them."

    On arrival 3 cups from the cupboard were dirty,( with covid attention should have been paid to this sort of thing.) The leather sofa was quite old and unfortunately where people had sweated it had a rather unpleasant smell. Dust on the beams was another thing, anyone with allergies might have a problem. Unfortunately we haven't heard anything back from the owners which we are disappointed about. We would like to think these points are addressed for future guests.

    Reviewed by Diane3.4Jun 2021

  • "Having been to many luxury cottages in Ripon over the years this isn’t one of them."

    On a arrival after a 3 hour trip there wasn’t even a tea bag or a drop of milk so dumped our bags and went shopping. Came to make our meal and every tray we took out of the cub hoard had food on it,the cheese grater was dirty and the potato peeler was full of grease,the cupboard doors in kitchen were falling off and all the living room furniture is not clean,we were very disappointed ☹️ for the money we paid and in these Covid times we have to be careful,think the icing on the cake was the honesty box for the logs

    Reviewed by Tom2.8May 2021

  • "Had a lovely time during our stay at Sally's Barn, the property was in a stunning location and lovely inside."

    Can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2021

  • "Beautiful accommodation in a Beautiful part of England."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2020

  • "Had an amazing break at Sally's Barn - its in a really pretty location with gorgeous views, we didn't want to come home!"

    The cottage was beautifully decorated and really spacious - the outside space is brilliant too, and because it is enclosed it meant the kids could play out no problem. The owner was really lovely and whenever we needed anything she was on hand. The location of the cottage is ideal for exploring the area, there are walks from the barn itself, and all our other trips out were no more than 20 mins by car (Ripon, Fountains Abbey, Harrogate, Hackfall Woods). We had a wonderful meal in the local pub 'The Grantley Arms' - a gorgeous pub with delicious food and the hosts were so friendly - they are also currently doing a limited take-away menu (during covid) which we enjoyed one night as it's only a 2 minute walk from the barn - their fish and chips were delicious. Cannot recommend Sally's Barn enough and hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2020

  • "I had high hopes and they were met; - the place is really comfortable, very well organised, in a quiet idyllic situation - I would highly recommend it Just a couple of observations: 1."

    the wifi and phone signal were poor or patchy. If there is anything that can be done, it needs to be, but, if not, a warning needs to be added to the details. to some people it is important 2.. for a family for a week, it really does need a large fridge/freezer - it has a small freezer and two small fridges.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Aug 2020

  • "Exactly what you want from a holiday rental - clean, warm, comfortable, lovely setting, well located, pleasant and helpful owners who are close by but don't interfere with your stay."

    We rent a lot of houses for our family of five and are frequently disappointed with some aspect of the house or facilities. Only on a few occasions does everything work out exactly as you want it to and this was one of those times. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Dec 2019

  • "Barn was lovely."

    Had everything we needed and more. The scenery around it was stunning. Lots of places of interest nearby.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Nov 2019

  • "Sally’s Barn has been beautifully and thoughtfully restored and is a home from home."

    The views are fantastic, and the barn is conveniently situated for visiting some of the must-see spots in the Dales. One or two items need addressing. The toaster and dishwasher need replacing and a wardrobe in bedroom 2 surely is a must. The sachets of milk which were left as part of the paltry welcome tray were 3 months out of date. It would have been a nice touch to have been welcomed by the owners but we didn’t see them at all.

    Reviewed by Eunice4.1Aug 2019

  • "Sally's barn was a beautiful property, central for everything we went to visit."

    It had everything included in the property to make it feel like home from home and of course we chose to visit on the hottest week which made the holiday even better!! Would thoroughly recommend this fantastic barn to anyone

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2019

  • "A lovely holiday home in a beautiful part of Yorkshire with interesting towns and villages in the local area."

    We had a lovely warm welcome with coffee tea and biscuits and a nice warm house

    Reviewed by Edward5.0Jul 2019

  • "Booking was easy followed by emails with info, reminders etc."

    Sallys Barn was spacious, comfortable, clean and in a great setting with gorgeous views across the fields. We were ideally located for visiting lots of local attractions. Our holiday was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Would happily stay at Sallys Barn again and will book with Sykes holidays again.

    Reviewed by Kareema5.0Apr 2019

  • "The location was stunning and the house was just as good."

    It didn't look big from the outside but had plenty of room for the 8 of us that stayed.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2019

  • "The barn is beautifully styled and very spacious including the big bedrooms."

    The owner was very welcoming. We found the barn relaxing - the facilities are excellent and the views are wonderful. It was perfect for us - three couples and a child - and we will definitely look to stay here again if we are visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2018

  • "Sally’s Barn was such a lovely, comfortable, cosy home for the October half term week."

    The view every morning from the living room was breathtaking and it was always extremely warm and welcoming to come back to after a day out exploring. The children loved their room such a lovely detail, and each couple were extremely happy with their rooms.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely location and facilities excellent."

    One gripe was the Internet access; it was very spasmodic and slow. Also a shame there was no wardrobe in second bedroom, despite there being plenty of room.

    Reviewed by Jackie4.7Jun 2018

  • "Enjoyed a lovely family holiday, helped by excellent weather."

    Accommodation was as described and per pictures, children enjoyed playing in the garden which had wonderful views of the countryside. Spacious accommodation and lots of nice details to the property and no clutter, short walk to the nearby pub and easy to find and access the property.

    Reviewed by Carl5.0May 2018

  • "Sally’s Barn is situated in the beautiful village of Grantley with amazing views over the valley."

    The barn is spacious and elegant but also warm and cosy. The owners live on the farm and were welcoming and helpful. A super find which we hope to revisit and will recommend to all our friends and family!

    Reviewed by Yasmine5.0Feb 2018

  • "Well-equipped and comfortable with a lovely view."

    Ideally situated for local visits, eg. Fountains Abbey; Brimham Rocks and Ripon and further afield eg. York; Whitby and Skipton. Only minus factor was no local snow for the Australian members of the party!!

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Dec 2017

  • "As we entered the property we were amazed how big it actually was."

    We had a family gathering for my husband's birthday and found everything we needed there. Spacious kitchen/diner. Bedrooms were a good size too. The heating system was spot on too in fact it was too warm sometimes. It took us a while to fathom out the boiler but got there in the end. Barn in a great position for visiting Fountains Abbey and Brimham Rocks and it was only 30 minutes to Harrogate. Fantastic views from lounge. Will definitely come back perhaps in the summer time and do some walking around here and also spend some time outside on the patio and lawn.

    Reviewed by Rosemary4.8Dec 2017

  • "The cottage and the area are absolutely stunning."

    Photos do not do the justice this place.

    Reviewed by Magdalena5.0Nov 2017

  • "This barn conversion is absolutely stunning."

    .on the inside and the views outside. It was warm and spacious, brilliant for family gatherings. Has everything you need. The cot and highchair were much appreciated. Gutted that the local pub was closed for their annual holiday, but not the fault of the cottage.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Nov 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage in a beautiful location."

    I'd recommend the cottage and the Grantley Arms.

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Sep 2017

  • "Very friendly owners"

    Reviewed by Andrew4.8Sep 2017

  • "Fabulous family holiday Sally's Barn had excellent facilities in a beautiful location."

    Plenty of local attractions to keep all the family amused for the full week. Would recommend this property to others and return to it ourselves.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Feb 2017

  • "We had a wonderful stay in this beautiful well thought out and designed holiday cottage, our experience was wonderful and we look forward to returning both next year as a group and for myself in the summer with my family!"

    Reviewed by Chera5.0Jan 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double (zip/link, can be twin on request), 2 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with Jacuzzi bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Range cooker with electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent, fuel for woodburner on honesty box basis
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Large lawned garden with patio, gravelled area and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shops 3 miles, pubs 3 mins walk
  • Note: The upper part of the twin room has limited space and is best suited for a child or teenager
  • Note: Due to a number of internal steps including 6 steps in the split-level twin bedroom, this property may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: No hen or stag parties
  • Note: This property does not accept worker/contractor bookings
  • Please note: this property only takes a minimum of three night bookings.

The property

A superb, stone-built, single-storey detached barn conversion located in lovely rolling countryside on the edge of the pretty Dales village of Grantley.

Fully renovated, this cottage offers wonderful views across the attached meadow and across beautiful Yorkshire Dales countryside.

This first-class cottage offers outstanding accommodation of great character and charm, featuring a spacious farmhouse-style kitchen which is modern and well-equipped and a dining and sitting area which is a wonderful space with cathedral ceilings and lovely exposed original beams.

The adjoining sitting room boasts a warm and cosy woodburner and fabulous views of the surrounding meadows through the wall-to-wall picture windows.

The four bedrooms, superb en-suite facilities and the beautiful bathroom with luxurious Jacuzzi bath all combine to provide a holiday home of real style.

For those wishing to get away from it all and enjoy fine country living, beautiful walks and the tranquillity of this Dales location, this cottage is perfect for you.

The village boasts one of the finest pubs in the area, serving excellent cuisine and a good range of real ales.

Nearby Harrogate boasts a wide variety of quaint pubs, tempting restaurants and colourful antique shops, whilst the magnificent Turkish Baths, old theatres, and Bettys tea room - overlooking Montpelier Gardens - are not to be missed.

Guests can enjoy a visit to the historic city of Ripon, with its impressive cathedral, fascinating museums, quaint pubs, interesting shops, homely tea rooms and fine restaurants.

With beautiful countryside to explore, and heritage houses and castles to visit, this cottage is the perfect base for a romantic or relaxing break.

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About the location


  • Ripon 6 miles
  • Harrogate 10 miles

This small picturesque village is situated in the midst of some of Yorkshire's most beautiful scenery. It comprises a scattering of dwellings and farmsteads, also offering a lovely old pub dating back to the 1600’s which is renowned locally for its fine ales and excellent cuisine. Grantley is ideally situated for exploring all of Yorkshire's splendid countryside, with the Yorkshire Dales to the west and the North York Moors and Yorkshire Coast to the east. Nearby Ripon, dominated by its imposing cathedral, has a great deal to offer visitors - the cathedral with its 1300 year old crypt, the Yorkshire Law & Order Museums, various craft markets, an International Music Festival and Ripon Races; not to mention the many beautiful riverside and canal walks. The famous Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden are within easy driving distance and it is just a few miles to the popular Lightwater Valley Theme Park with its Factory Shopping Village. Skipton, Harrogate and the historic cathedral city of York are close by, as are the great stately homes of Castle Howard and Harewood House, the Cistercian Abbeys of Fountains, Rievaulx and Jervaulx, and the castles of Middleham, Bolton and Richmond. A wonderful central location for discovering this beautiful and historic area.

*Note: This property accepts max. 8 guests plus 1 infant.

This property does not accept stag/hen party bookings.

This property does not accept worker/contractor bookings.

Please note: this property only takes a minimum of three night bookings.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute