- Off road parking
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
- Broadband / WiFi
Reviews & Ratings
70 Customer Reviews
"After a horrendous drive through storm Babette it was great to arrive to a lovely warm and comfortable cottage and soon settled in and got the log burner going."
Brilliant shower. Grill on oven hit and miss. A visitor book would have been nice. The information sheets were helpful. Location of the cottage was wonderful and all in all it is a good choice for anyone visiting Wensleydale. Nearby Street Head Inn very good.
"Lovely cottage, lovely views very quiet and very relaxing"
"Barn Cottage is well maintained and very clean."
It had everything we needed. The cottage is light and airy and has some original features. We had a great restful and comfortable holiday. The location is excellent for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and for those who enjoy walking there are walks from the door.
"A well equipped cottage in the delightful village of Newbiggin."
Being a village with no through road made it an attractive stay with little traffic.Walking distance was a very good pub and at a sllightly larger walking distance, about 2 miles, was the beautiful village of West Burton, with a shop and pub. The farm shop on the road to leyburn was a superb find too.We travelled around a lot but decided we had made the best choice of villages to stay in the area.
"Absolutely loved Barn Cottage."
It was a home from home. Spotlessly clean and the best nights sleep I’ve had in ages. It’s a lovely position within the village with walks from the door. Loved the garden which is pretty and private. Would definitely recommend and I will return.
"Lovely cottage in a great location."
It had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Very clean. Dagmar the owner was very welcoming and the neighbours were lovely. There are walks from the cottage and a great pub just up the road. No complaints and we would return. Dagmar, I just need to explain that we put the recycling out but it was not collected. Why they missed it we do not know.
"We had a really comfortable and enjoyable stay at Barn Cottage."
The facilities that were in place were first class and there was nothing more that we needed. Absolutely perfect!! Also perfect for visiting Swaledale and the views from the cottage were beautiful. Thank you!
"A comfortable & cosy cottage."
We love the sitting room with the wood burner. Easy to get to lots of places & activities, also a lovely relaxing place to stay.
"This was our second visit to Barn Cottage and we enjoyed it as much as last time."
It is warm, comfortable and well equipped. The window seat is a great place to sit, read and make the most of the countryside views. Although in a very quiet location there are a variety of good walks from the door and you are a short drive from some of the more well-known Dales villages. We would return.
"This is a very nice cottage in lots of aspects ."
It was in a lovely quiet location with ample room for parking . The beds were comfortable and it was very clean . The one room that let it down was the kitchen . The owners had decided not to use the AGA ( don’t really blame them it must be very expensive) but compared to the rest of the cottage which was lovely and warm it made it cold . There is a cooker which was fine and it did warm the kitchen up when in use . I wouldn’t really recommend it for 2 couples as there is no wardrobe space in the second bedroom. There were 2 of us and it was great . There is a fabulous pub just down the road and walks from your door . The kitchen hasn’t really put us off as we had a lovely time and would go back .
"We liked the cottage and enjoyed the space and the comfortable furniture."
The cottage is nicely warm and suitable for autumn/winter stays. We were able to get our two eBikes into the shed which was good as sometimes the promised 'lockable bike storage' is unusable for adult bikes. In summary we would stay again.
"The cottage was perfect."
It kept its traditional interior with modern facilities, just what we were looking for. The shower was fantastic, the bed extremely comfortable and all rooms were spacious. The location was perfect also. A five minute walk to the nearest pub and signposted walks outside the cottage. The pub serves fantastic food and a variety of beverages. The owner and staff are very friendly and it has an open fire which was a bonus. The cottage is ideally located for beautiful scenic walks and within driving distance of most places of interest. Fantastic 360 degree views from the cottage, just made the whole break relaxing.
"Lovely place, very clean."
Good facilities. We find it very relaxing & comfortable. Our second visit - we will be back.
"This cottage is extremely clean, no clutter and gadgets to make it appear quirky."
A credit to the cleaner. Location perfect, neighbours very friendly with a lovely vibe. Only one problem for us was lack of space to sit outside due to lack of garden space. Maybe if back patio area was cleared from some of the shrubs it would allow more comfort. As it was too many flys and insects mithering you. Beds extremely comfortable with good views from the arched window in the sitting room.
Thanks for your feedback. We have tidied the garden up a bit. The garden is a small Cottage style garden. It has a good sized patio area with an outdoor dining table and seating for four. The rest of the garden is full of shrubs and flowers, is popular with the birds and bees, and does burst into colour in the summer. There is no lawn area. Please see the pictures. Property Owner
"It’s a very comfortable cottage and the views are great."
We had a wonderful time.
"Lovely Quiet cottage,Great Location,well equipped and comfortable with glorious views of the countryside with plenty of amenities near hand what more could you ask for."
(The side garden could do with a wee tidy up)
"Lovely comfortable, quiet cottage with fantastic views."
Very good centre for visiting Leyburn, Hawes, Richmond, Castle Bolton etc. Also great walks nearby in beautiful countryside.
"Wonderful cottage in a stunning location,so peaceful and tranquil,very well equipped with everything you need for a great holiday,the wood burner was great for chilly evenings,hope to return very soon."
Rob David & Cherryll.
"We really enjoyed our stay at Barn Cottage."
It is a comfortable and well equipped cottage with high quality furnishings and bedding. The window seat is a great place to sit and look at the views of open countryside. There are walks from the door so we hardly used the car during our stay. The beautiful spring weather added to our enjoyment of the holiday. We are planning on booking a stay here at the same time next year.
"Very comfortable and well equipped cottage in a beautiful area."
Thanks to Dagmar for providing us with the facilities to have a great holiday.
"Given its advertised as adults only, the advert should maybe note that there is no real cupboard space in the smaller bedroom."
"Barn Cottage is very clean, warm and quiet."
We definitely recommend this cottage for anyone looking for a quiet, comfortable getaway.
"A very comfortable cottage, ideal for two persons."
Very clean and covid safe. We never met our host, Dagmar, but she had provided everything you would need in the way of kitchen equipement, extra blankets etc. Ideally situated for access to many of the Dales, especially Swaledale, Wensleydale, Bishopsdale and Upper Wharfedale. Would definitely recommend.
Very clean and spacious, nice decor (traditional without being twee). Nice views from a big window downstairs over fields, easy walking distance to a reasonable pub (didn't try their food, so can't comment on that). The location is good, all sorts of things within a reasonable drive. Owner was really helpful - had a call just before to say the boiler had broken and refunding two days straight away. Boiler was fixed just before we arrived on the Friday (but might have needed people in to fix it on the Saturday). These things happen, and what you want is somebody on it fast.
"Barn cottage is a very comfortable holiday home."
We had issues with the hot water but the owner was very helpful in trying to sort it out. The location is beautiful as it is surrounded by wonderful scenery. You can walk from the door and the local pub is 10 minutes walk away
"Nice cottage in a small village."
Great view from the big window and peaceful. The settees were a bit dirty and did smell a little but rest was clean. Could do with a bigger garden area for a bigger table and chairs for sunny evening to sit out. Would stay there again. Great location to explore the Dales.
Thank you for your feedback, We don't recognise the comments regarding the settees which are in excellent condition and cleaned on each changeover. However, we have doubled checked them. We are restricted by what is a small cottage garden, and only have sufficient space for a small patio just big enough for a table and four chairs. A further seating area is available alongside the cottage. Property Owner
"Disappointed re garden."
Useable space very small. Cottage for 4 two tiny tables with two seats each. Not possible to sit outside together. Constant plentiful hot water after owner came to sort it out. Water heater VERY noisy. Minimal prep space in kitchen. Very comfy beds,
"Barn Cottage is superbly appointed and in a delightful location."
If you want peace and quiet, this is the place.
"Peace and tranquility."
Beautiful views and excellent walking. Cottage was of a very high standard.
"The cottage was lovely and clean, courtesy call from the owners to check we were comfortable which was a nice touch."
"Lovely comfortable well equipped cottage in a fantastic location, quiet with beautiful views & walks from the door but within easy reach of local shops & other lovely places."
Superbly clean with good Covid care. Would definitely go there again. Happy for you to publish our feedback but anonymously please Thank you Jacky Bateman
"The cottage was lovely and spotlessly clean it made us feel very comfortable and safe with regards especially to measures around the cover d virus ."
"In this day and age would have preferred a larger and more up to date TV and also to be put on a higher table so the screen could be seen from the dining table and not hidden behind the settee arm."
Otherwise all facilities very good and sensible.
"We were really impressed with the care taken by Dagmar to make our holiday safe and comfortable."
We had a call before we arrived to explain what we can expect. The cottage was very clean and tidy and located in a lovely quiet hamlet.
"The cottage is fantastic."
Loved the spacious rooms. Loads of storage space & coat hooks - something that so many properties lack these days. Perfect base for us doing walking and cycling every day. Location is also fantastic as we love to be able to get about locally without moving our van. Also really loved the Dales as a whole and feel as if we’ve only just scratched the surface of places to explore in the area. The local pub was excellent - The Streethead Inn. Great service with loads of outdoor seating and a covered area with log burner. Real ales, good wine and proper pub grub. Thanks for a fantastic week! The Sykes Cottages service should also get a mention as this has become our go-to site when we’re looking for somewhere to stay on a uk holiday
"The cottage was very comfortable and very clean."
We felt completely confident that all recommendations in regard to Covid 19 had been adhered to. There was everything we could have needed, the view was fabulous. It's in a beautiful place, and easy to get around the Dales.
"If you want a holiday that takes you away from the hustle and bustle of life then a week in Barn Cottage is the perfect option."
Beautiful location with stunning views across Bishopdale, the cottage has everything you need, whatever the weather. Inside you’ll find really well furnished, well thought out spotlessly clean rooms. The window seat in the living room is perfect for whiling away the time during the day with the focus changing to the wood burner once darkness falls. Upstairs is a big master bedroom with a really comfortable super king size bed, a second bedroom and bathroom. Shops in nearby West Burton and Aysgarth have essentials but with Campbell’s just 7 miles away in Leyburn you aren’t too far away from a great selection of food and drink. The butcher in West Burton has the most amazing, locally reared lamb and definitely worth seeking out. Some great walks on the doorstep and with Wensleydale just over the hill there is plenty to keep you busy within a short drive.
"We met the owners for the first time, on this holiday, because of a problem that cropped up."
They were very prompt and very helpful. We, hopefully, will be back again, (this was our fourth time staying,) in the autumn.
"House was very clean and cosy."
Owners were very helpful and check-in and out was very easy. The location is great for getting around Yorkshire and we had a wonderful holiday!
"Barn Cottage was the perfect location for our first visit to the Dales."
Surrounded by beautiful scenery with lovely walks, a great pub 5 mins away and close to Leyburn where we happily spent time exploring local shops and cafes. Just perfect!
"Barn Cottage was clean, comfortable, well equipped and in such a beautiful, peaceful location."
We particularly enjoyed the spectacular views from the large window seat in the living room and coming back to the cosy multi fuel stove in the evening. The king size bed was super luxurious ensuring a fantastic night’s sleep. There were gorgeous walks from the doorstep, storage for our bikes and a couple of pubs nearby for food and drinks. It was perfect.
"Quiet location, convenient for all the attractions of the dales."
A relaxing break.
"A lovely little cottage that's a great base for the dales."
Trips out to Aysgarth, Leyburn, Hawes, Thorp Perrow, the forbidden corner all easy from here.
"We like this cottage a lot."
Spacious living area, spacious bedroom and bathroom, and cute outside space. Well equipped, simple style (and no fussy ornaments/owners junk that is all too common in rented cottages)
"Lovely location for walking in the Dalws even from the doorstep of the cottage."
Lots to do and see in the locality. We cycled the off road Swaledale trail from Reeth to Keld. Beautiful and varied countryside and views but a bit rough from Gunnerside to Keld so returned by the tarmacked road which was quiet. Leyburn good for groceries and Richmond worth a visit - lots of shops and cafes.
"The holiday cottage was lovely in a beautiful quiet location."
It was clean and comfortable all you could want in a holiday cottage.
"Last second booking, both Sykes and owner very accomodating to ensure we had a smooth trouble free weekend."
Barn Cottage is very comfortable and relaxing with walks from the doorstep. A definite 'get away from it all' place to stay and enjoy. I hope to be back for a longer period and with luck , rainy days so i can sit in the arched windows reading a good book with the dale as a backdrop. Thanks to everyone involved you did a great job for us
"This is a lovely cottage in a quiet village with country walks on your doorstep."
"The only disappointment was not being able to use the rayburn range for cooking,and it did't heat the rest of the house very well."
The woodburning stove was essential as the weather was a bit chilly.Apart from that the cottage was comfortable and in a lovely position.
Thank you for your feedback. The rayburn is available for cooking, but is tricky to use if you are not used to it. We provide an electric cooker that most people prefer to use. The heating thermostat is easy to adjust and will heat the whole cottage effectively. We do urge our visitors to ring us if they have any issues so that we can resolve them as quickly as possible and ensure you have a lovely stay. Once again, thank you for your feedback. Kind regards Property Owner
"We had a great week at Barn Cottage."
The window seat and fire were the highlight. Lots of good walks and great countryside on your doorstep, we also went to Forbidden Corner. It was clean, well equip , nice furnishings with great views. We were sad to leave the peace and tranquillity.
"Lovely place to stay in a nice village."
Good views from the cottage. Nice walks from the door. Well equipped cottage. Good pub within walking distance.
"This cottage is immaculate and so cosy."
The location is ideal central for lots of places to visit A massage thank you to the owners we certainly will be back...
"Barn Cottage is beautiful."
Ideal for four adults. We stayed for three nights to celebrate my husbands 50th Birthday. Everything was there that we could possibly need. The area is absolutely gorgeous, even if the weather isn't great. Only negative would be that you need to be aware that there is not a supply of coal, logs and kindling for the fire. Just a starter pack and the only place to get coal is in Leyburn. Would have been good to know this before we arrived.
"We loved the wood burning stove and it was great that wood was provided for us."
The Raeburn stove was warm and meant the kitchen was really cosy.
"This cottage is a very comfortable and cosy place."
This is the second time we have stayed and will most likely go again. Thanks to the owners.
"Really nice cottage in a great location with lots to do and great walking."
The hosts were incredibly friendly and helpful.
"A great cottage with fantastic views it is very clean tidy would rebook without hesitation"
"A super cottage in a super location, it is situated in a very quiet hamlet."
Very peaceful. The cottage met all our needs for us as we like to cook for ourselves and are keen walkers. The furnishings were of very good quality which made for a very comfortable stay indeed. The kitchen was very well equipped and the room beside this made a very good boot room. There were far reaching views from the lounge window. Locally there were several pubs to choose from and a morning/afternoon bus service a mile away. The area is surrounded by Public Right of Way and a good road link to villages with shops and cafes.
"Had a wonderful stay in Barn Cottage."
Very comfortable, clean and well equipped and a perfect location for exploring the beautiful Yorkshire Dales. Would highly recommend!
"Well equipped cottage, homely in beautiful location."
"Barn Cottage is a very comfortable, clean, well equipped cottage."
It's position means it is very peaceful yet has easy access to Leyburn and Hawes. There are superb walks from the doorstep and many places of interest a short drive away which means it is easy to have a very varied holiday. We were sorry when we had to leave.
"Great holiday in a fantastic cottage."
The location was excellent for walking and had excellent pubs nearby.
"Nice quiet comfortable cottage, made a good relaxing base for exploring the dales, close to good pubs and not too far from amenities."
Another great Sykes cottage.
"Barn Cottage is well furnished and equipped."
It was spotlessly clean and the owner was very helpful when contacted beforehand. The beds are very comfortable and all the linens are of excellent quality. The kitchen annex was very useful for boots, rucksacks etc. We would recommend it.
"A spacious, comfortable cottage in an amazing location."
We enjoyed the adventure of cooking on the Rayburn and tackling the spiral staircase. Sitting in the window seat looking across the Dale will stay with us for some time. Wonderful communication with Sykes and the owner. Excellent!
"The cottage was gorgeous and cosy, just as per the photos and in a beautiful location."
The locals were great as were the facilities and activities, all easily accessible even in the stunning Yorkshire countryside. Thank you
"We had a wonderful stay at Barn Cottage in February 2018."
Everything was done to such a high spec and the fire and the Rayburn was much appreciated on a cold winters night. Fab location to explore and we had a couple of lovely meals at the Streetshead Inn in front of their roaring fire. We loved it so much that we’ve just booked to go back in November 2019. The Williams Family
"The cottage was excellent, very clean and everything was there that we needed, it was a pleasure to stay and we will return."
Please pass on the good comments to the owner. Elliot Wellman.
"The cottage feels like a home from home."
All you need to cook etc. is there. Beautiful views and quality furniture and fixings. Wood burner is excellent. Would definitely book again. Thank you to the owners.
"Absolutely delightful cottage - we had a wonderful week in this very comfortable and clean cottage."
It had beautiful views and we enjoyed looking out from the window seat with our cups of tea! We will definitely be back in the future.
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- Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size, 1 x king-size
- Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
- Living/dining room with multi-fuel stove
- Oil central heating with multi-fuel stove
- Electric oven and hob, microwave
- Fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher
- TV with Freeview, DVD, Broadband/WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
- Fuel, power and starter pack for multi-fuel stove inc. in rent
- Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
- Off-road parking for 1 car
- Lockable storage for bikes
- Front patio garden with furniture and rear cottage garden with furniture
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shops 0.9 miles pub 0.3 miles
- Note: First floor accessed via spiral staircase
- Note: This property is adult-only
- Note: Check-in from 4pm, check-out by 10am
Barn Cottage is a characterful stone-built cottage set in a peaceful location within the picturesque village of Newbiggin in the heart of Bishopdale.
This cottage is ideally located for walking, cycling, and visiting the many local attractions and historical sites.
Relax in the beautifully planted cottage garden and enjoy cosy evenings in beside the fire.
The open plan lounge/dining area is spacious and charming.
Beautiful oak beams, exposed stone walls, multi-fuel stove, plush sofas and tasteful décor create an inviting and cosy ambiance.
Enjoy stunning views through the arched window from the window seat and dining table.
The country-style kitchen is well equipped with all the essentials.
Off the kitchen is an annex, with a separate entrance for storage and somewhere to leave muddy boots and coats.
The spiral staircase with its arched window leads to two bedrooms and a bathroom.
The bathroom is fitted with quality modern fixtures and the bedrooms are well appointed with contemporary soft furnishings of a very good standard.
The large master bedroom has a super-king bed, dressing table, built-in wardrobes and a seating area ideal to enjoy morning coffee whilst admiring the outlook over hills and the village.
The second bedroom is warm and inviting with a lovely aspect over the garden and features a king-size bed.
Outside, beside the kitchen is a patio ideal for dining alfresco and stone stairs lead up to a lovely private cottage garden with a further patio.
If any of your party are wishing to store their bikes, there is secure lockable storage available in the garden.
Set out for the day and explore the local area, where you will find welcoming pubs within walking distance of the cottage, ideal for those nights where you don’t feel like cooking.
Grab your walking boots and marvel at the excellent variety of walking trails on offer which showcase the very best of the luscious Dales countryside.
For a wider selection of amenities, head to the nearby town of Leyburn, home to Forbidden Corner where you can explore the trails speckled with fascinating statues and buildings.
For a truly relaxing afternoon, hop aboard the steam locomotive at the Leyburn Station and indulge in a scrumptious afternoon tea as you see the sights.
Just a little further is Hawes, where you can learn more about rural life at the Dales Countryside Museum or pay a visit to the impressive Hardraw Force Waterfall for a peaceful moment.
Barn Cottage is a lovely cottage for exploring the beautiful surrounding areas.
Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.
About the location
Leyburn 7 miles; Hawes 9 miles.
In lower Bishopdale, where the glacial moraine and drumlins cause small undulations in the landscape, the village of Newbiggin nestles close to the valley floor on the south side of the dale. Although Newbiggin means 'New Buildings', the term is relative since here are some of the finest examples of 17th century dwellings in the Dales. This pretty and ancient village in the heart of Wensleydale is situated in truly beautiful countryside, with old stone cottages set out in a long line through a minor road that wends its way through the village. This is a walker's paradise, with wonderful Dales countryside, magnificent views and the small, but spectacular Cauldron Falls still delighting visitors since the days when the great artist, J M W Turner, captured its watery magic. The local pub is set on the outskirts of the village and serves fine ales and excellent homemade cuisine. There is also an excellent range of amenities in the nearby market towns of Hawes and Leyburn.
Property accepts adults only.