The Barn is part of a lovely Georgian farmstead set in lush arable countryside. Situated just one mile from the picture postcard village of Bishop Monkton which boasts a babbling brook housing ducks and their baby ducklings and 2 country Inns. There are 15 acres of paddocks and fields to enjoy as well as a large wildlife pond with Indian runner ducks and moorhens as well as sometimes a heron. Yet not far from this haven of calm, are the beautiful and sophisticated town of Harrogate and the medieval cathedral city of Ripon. Bike rides are popular and the farm is on a designated bike route. There are rabbits and wild deer to see as well as pet donkeys and hens. Something for everyone young and old.
The Barn is a lovely brick and stone cottage on our farm.It is private and has its own entrance and enclosed garden which faces onto the paddocks and large wildlife pond.It catches the afternoon and evening sun, and gusts can enjoy eating out al fresco in the summer months. We provide a BBQ on request.The grounds are a haven for wildlife.Herons, owls, canada geese,hedgehogs and once a year young roe deer foraging for food.We keep donkeys, hens, ducks and plan to get pigs and pygmy goats in 2018 for the guests to enjoy. The barn is well equipped, with sheets and duvets, fluffy towels,a fully equipped kitchen, and everything else you would expect to make your stay a happy one.The Barn is let all year round. Summer finds our guests enjoying the private garden, and in winter snuggling around the cosy log burning stove .There are plenty of lovely country pubs nearby for eating out, as well as good restaurants.The elegant spa town of Harrogate is a great day out, for shopping and eating.The famous city of York is close and the enchanting Fountains Abbey just a few miles away.We are at the gateway to the beautiful Yorkshire Dales and there is some spectacular walking on your doorstep or just a short car ride away.