Relax in an enchanting stone cottage for two, blissfully secluded from the world's worries amongst miles of scenic Yorkshire countryside.
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Bedroom: 1
  • Bathroom: 1
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights

Wild and windswept, the beautiful Yorkshire countryside has been the setting for many a classic novel. Plan a romantic escape to The Little Barn, perfectly situated in the tranquil hamlet of Hurst, between historic Richmond and the Dales town of Reeth, and you can become the heroes of your very own picturesque love story!

This beautiful stone cottage has been lovingly converted from an old agricultural building into the perfect romantic retreat for two, blending perfectly with its rural surroundings – yet once you’ve meandered up the idyllic pathway and stepped inside, you’ll discover a wealth of contemporary features, together with a sense of rustic style that evokes comfort and luxury.

Designed to make the most of the natural light, the cottage is airy and bright throughout, with high ceilings and glass doors that give an immediately warm, friendly and spacious feeling.

Discover the open-plan kitchen and living area, featuring a cosy sofa and a rocking chair for a taste of the traditional country life. Why not select one of the many local history books found inside, make yourself a cuppa and lose yourself in words for a while?  If music’s your thing, the Bluetooth radio will ensure you’re able to set the perfect background mood.

You’ll find the handcrafted kitchen has all the equipment you need to whip up a romantic feast for two, and there’s even a Lavazza coffee machine for caffeine lovers. Or if you prefer, why not pop outside and rustle up a taste of Italy in the small wood fired pizza oven, followed by some stargazing by the fire pit – marshmallows provided!

When it’s time to turn in, an oak barn sliding door will lead you to a bedroom built for snuggling, with a hand-designed, expertly crafted bed dressed in white linen and made from reclaimed wood, featuring plenty of storage for all your holiday essentials. Gorgeously fluffy towels and complimentary toiletries await you in the cosy en-suite wet room.

You won’t need to get out of bed to enjoy the stunning country landscape, as there are full-length glass doors that allow you to make the most of your perfectly private location.  Why not prepare breakfast in bed and indulge your senses in good food, fresh coffee and magnificent views, to let you know your holiday has truly begun?

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At a glance

  • Converted stone cottage for two, privately located in the hamlet of Hurst, Yorkshire. No WiFi or mobile reception is available.
  • Easily accessible by road, the driveway features parking for two cars.
  • The cottage includes bedding, towels, Bluetooth radio, toiletries and kitchen essentials such as coffee, tea, sugar and condiments. Please bring charcoal for the barbecue…and a sturdy pair of walking boots.
  • Awarded Yorkshire Dales Dark Sky Friendly accommodation – binoculars, torch and flask supplied for stargazing evenings!
  • Many country walks and cycle routes are available right from your doorstep, with local shops, dining and activities within easy reach.


Sleeps 2, double bedroom, bedding & towels provided, en-suite wet room, toiletries, bespoke kitchen, sink, two ring hob, oven, Lavazza coffee machine, open-plan kitchen/lounge, TV, books, Bluetooth radio, off-street parking for 2 cars, garden, outdoor seating, BBQ, small wood fired pizza oven with wood provided, fire pit.

Local activities

Walking, museums, cycling, horse riding, market towns, Wensleydale creamery, climbing, bushcraft, golf, hiking, orienteering, climbing.

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Once you’ve explored the cottage, you’ll find you’re perfectly located to enjoy the very best of the outdoors.  Perhaps start with a refreshing morning drink in the seating area outside…there’s no need to rush yourselves!

You may have brought your car to the cottage, but you’ll find you won’t need it to enjoy the rolling countryside and pretty villages right on your doorstep.  Perhaps start by taking an invigoratingly scenic stroll from the cottage and over to the dales town of Reeth, where you’ll discover a charming village green surrounded by a wealth of shops, pubs and cafes to try.

History buffs will enjoy a wander round nearby Swaledale Museum, and for those who are looking for an authentic country pub to recharge in, the Charles Bathurst Inn, with its roaring log fires and locally sourced food, won’t disappoint.

Cycling and Yorkshire go hand in hand, of course, and you’ll find plenty of challenging hill climbs – including the renowned Buttertubs Pass nearby – if you’re looking to burn a few calories from all those hearty pub meals!

Charming market towns including Bedale, Leyburn and Northallerton (featuring the famous Betty’s tea shop) are all nearby for when the need of a ramble and a morning coffee – along with a large slice of cake of course – strikes.

Further afield, Wensleydale Creamery in Hawes is ideal for cheese lovers and fans of Wallace and Gromit alike!  The town of Masham is lovely for a day out…why not try some of their famous sausages or a beer at the Black Sheep brewery for an authentically delicious taste of local culture, before making your way back to The Little Barn for a secluded barbecue on the lawn?

So for an indulgent break that’s worthy of a romantic novel, come and discover The Little Barn – you may not want to return home!

Things to note

Minimum stay 2 nights, please note that there is no wifi or mobile signal. Regrettably, pets cannot be accommodated at The Little Barn.


Where you'll be staying

Richmond, North Yorkshire

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