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Slater's Barn

Ripon, Yorkshire Dales
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A bright and attractive holiday cottage in the heart of Nidderdale
  • Visit Ripon, Harrogate and Pateley Bridge
  • A lovely single-level barn conversion perfect for a couple's retreat
  • Ideal for visiting Fountains Abbey and Ripley Castle
  • Set in a tranquil North Yorkshire village
  • Perfect for exploring the Yorkshire Dales
Property code: G0127

This beautiful Grade II listed barn conversion has been lovingly transformed to offer elegant accommodation for a couple looking for a romantic retreat in a delightful part of the Yorkshire Dales.

Set in the picturesque village of Kirkby Malzeard with its stone cottages, handsome church and village pub, this lovely property is perfect for discovering the glorious countryside of the Nidderdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There are miles of walks and bike trails to explore from the doorstep, or you could head to Ripon (6.5 miles) which has a range of independent shops, pubs and restaurants to relax in and is also home to the historic Ripon Cathedral and the famous Ripon Racecourse. Other local attractions include Ripley Castle (14.5 miles), Newby Hall and Gardens (10.5 miles), Fountains Abbey (5.5 miles) and Norton Conyers (10 miles). Harrogate (15 miles) and Pateley Bridge (8.5 miles) are also nearby.

On entering this light and welcoming property, you will find yourself in the spacious and inviting open-plan lounge/diner. This lovely living space has been tastefully furnished and features dramatic double-height ceilings with exposed beams as well as oak floorboards with underfloor heating. The cosy lounge is the ideal space to relax in, with comfortable seating, a TV with Amazon Fire and Netflix, and a choice of board games and books to enjoy. The charming dining area rests by the large arched window, and the stylishly designed kitchen is fully-equipped with a sleek granite worktop, elegant cupboards, an induction hob, oven, dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, washing machine and a fridge with a small ice compartment. Exploring the ground floor further you will find a wet room with a large walk-in shower and WC. Stairs lead up to the mezzanine-style bedroom. This peaceful space has a double bed, a landing area and an en-suite WC.

Heading outside, there's a small area to the rear of the barn with an enclosed courtyard with patio furniture which is a perfect sheltered spot, ideal for a spot of al fresco lunch. Please note, the courtyard is shared with the owner's property. Secure lockable storage is available for bikes.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 wet room with walk-in shower and WC
  • 1 en-suite WC
  • Induction hob, oven, dishwasher, fridge with small ice compartment, microwave, washing machine and coffee maker
  • TV with Netflix
  • Wood burner
  • Enclosed courtyard with garden furniture
  • The courtyard is shared with the owner''s property at the rear of the barn
  • Secure lockable storage available for bikes
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no dogs
  • Regret no children
  • Welcome pack included
  • Pub and shop within a few metres
  • Ripon 6.5 miles
  • Perfectly situated to visit the all new Grantly Hall only 4 miles from the cottage, which has Spa facilities and wonderful food
  • Visit Rudding Park & Swinton Park  for a delicious meal or an relaxing spa.


The barn has a beautiful location right in the heart of Kirkby Malzeard, one of the Yorkshire Dales' prettiest villages with its stone cottages and handsome church. There's a village pub under a 5-minute stroll away, as well as a village store, butchers, fish and chip shop and antique store.

The village is set in the rolling green countryside of Nidderdale, close to the ancient city of Ripon (6.5 miles). It's an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offering the peace and tranquillity of the Yorkshire Dales countryside with the delights of cosmopolitan Harrogate 15 miles away. With scenic walks and mountain bike trails literally from the doorstep, the cottage is a haven for lovers of the outdoors. Nearby Ripon offers a Thursday market, cathedral, numerous coffee shops, pubs, restaurants and a collection of independent shops to explore.

This area of Yorkshire has enough historical sites to keep you busy for a week, with Ripley Castle, Newby Hall and Norton Conyers, all under 11 miles away. The World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey and the adjoining Studley Royal Water Garden are under 6 miles away, deservedly one of the National Trust's most visited locations. As well as the spectacular ruins of a 12th century Cistercian abbey, the grounds are home to an Elizabethan mansion, a medieval deer park and some of the most romantic vistas in the country.

There's also Ripon Cathedral. Smaller than its close neighbour, York Minster, it is still an awe-inspiring site. In addition, every night for at least 450 years, the Ripon Hornblower has sounded the curfew at 9.00pm from all for sides of the obelisk in the market place, come rain or shine, followed by a 15-minute history of the ceremony and the city not to be missed.

If you are partial to a flutter, Ripon Race Ground (7.5 miles) has around 15 meets from April to early September. Known as 'Yorkshire's Garden Racecourse', it has a distinct atmosphere harking back to a bygone era - traditional tearooms and bandstands sit alongside the champagne bar.

Harrogate (15 miles) is an absolute must if you're staying here. Encircled by its famous 'Stray' or '200 acres' of horseshoe-shaped grassland, this Victorian spa town is characterised by its impressive floral displays. And as you would expect of such a bustling upbeat town, Harrogate boasts over 300 bars and restaurants, together with all the shops, cinemas, parks and gardens you could ever wish for.

Head 8.5 miles in the opposite direction, and you will find Pateley Bridge, a quaint market town very typical of this area of Yorkshire. The Main Street is peppered with cafes, restaurants, local stores and a quality butchers, everything you need to stock up for your stay. You'll also find the self-proclaimed 'Oldest Sweet Shop in England' here dating back to the early 1800s.

The equally charming town of Masham is 5 miles away and offers a host of attractions including two breweries (each with their own bars), quality restaurants and a spa at Swinton Park. There are bags of local attractions and stunning natural sights within easy driving distance including the much-loved Brimham Rocks, 9 miles from the cottage.

This property is personally managed by Rachel.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Stuart 13th March 2020

Good location for country walks, or short drive into Ripon and Harrogate or the Yorkshire Dales. Friendly butcher/grocery store next door, great fish and chip shop 100 metres along the road. Pretty village.

Reviewed by Martin 28th February 2020

The cottage is very well laid out and has all that is needed to have a relaxing break . Ideally situated for getting out and about.

Reviewed by Jane 14th February 2020

A lovely barn conversion- furnished to a high standard. Very clean and a very generous welcome pack. We loved the location- easy to visit Ripon and Harlow Carr as well as all the beautiful Dales scenery even though we had mixed weather! The owner gave us a very warm welcome. There is an excellent butcher next door and a very good fish and chips shoRead morep just up the road. Can thoroughly recommend staying here. Hide

Reviewed by Gill 3rd February 2020

Slater's Barn is a lovely little cosy cottage, perfect for two on a short getaway and the wood burnjnh stove is a nice touch. The owner is very welcoming and friendly. The cottage isn't too far from Ripon, Thirsk and Harrogate. There are a few gardens nearby such as RHS Harlow Carr and Newby Hall. The landscape is very picturesque and is in the heaRead morert of many different walking routes. Hide

Reviewed by Tim 14th October 2019

Wonderfully comfortable, two sofas and a log burner. What more could you want. traditional barn conversion to a superb standard with ultra swish bathroom. Excellently positioned to visit both the Moors and Dales, Harrogate, York and Durham. we recommend the bus from Ripon to Harrogate, very frequent and saves difficult parking in Harrogate. Great fRead moreishmonger in Pateley Bridge (closed Mondays). Hide

Reviewed by Clare 28th September 2019

We loved Slater's Barn - owner was very welcoming, accommodating, and had loads of advice about what to do and where to go - within the village as well as further afield. The Barn itself was perfect - very cosy and perfect for our week away in the dales. Couldn't recommend it more highly, a must stay if you are looking for somewhere wonderful to stRead moreay in the area. Hide

Reviewed by Mike 23rd September 2019

Attentive host . Lovely cosy property with great attention to detail. Located in friendly village. Would highly recommend and we would certainly go back.

Reviewed by Robin 12th July 2019

Great village centre location with a friendly host and a fantastic butcher next door. Not for a secluded get-away but an ideal location for exploring the dales and North York moors

Reviewed by Einar 8th July 2019

Slater Barn is a lovely place to stay and would recommend it to anyone. Beautiful in side and nice little village

Reviewed by Matt 21st June 2019

My wife and I had the best time at Slater's Barn. Sue was incredibly welcoming and the cottage was lovely. It is furnished to a high standard and the location is perfect. There is a butchers next door where you can buy most breakfast, lunch and dinner items. There is also a takeaway down the street that does excellent food. We have stayed here twicRead moree now in the past year and have loved it both times. We will be back again in the future. Hide

Reviewed by Diane 5th January 2019

A real home from home. A really enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Carolyn 22nd December 2018

Slater's Barn is gorgeous! Beautifully decorated and the spec is to an exceptional standard. The warm welcome you get adds to the truly special experience - highly recommended :)

Reviewed by Rebecca 5th October 2018

We stayed in the cottage for four nights at the end of September. We arrived on the Monday afternoon and were met by the Owner, Susan. We were greeted with a wonderful welcome hamper which contained some delicious treats and was a lovely touch. Susan helpfully told us everything we needed to know before leaving us to enjoy our new home for the weekRead more. Susan left her mobile number with us and although we didnt need to contact her we felt sure we would be able to reach her if needed. In any event the barn is in the grounds of the Owners own home. The location is perfect for exploring Nidderdale. We were never stuck for things to do and Susan had left lots of useful local attraction leaflets on the side. The log burner was a welcome feature to return to in the evening and we were left with plenty of logs to keep us going for the duration of our stay but you can always buy more if needed at the local shop in the village. The barn had everything we needed and there were lots of little touches which made our stay extra special! We would definitely recommend Slaters Barn to anyone wishing to explore this fabulous part of Yorkshire! Hide

Reviewed by Carolyn 2nd October 2018

Lovely Barn; very clean and really well equipped - every detail had been thought about. Owner extremely welcoming and helpful.

Reviewed by June 29th September 2018

Excellent place to stay for sight seeing in North Yorkshire, well done out inside and very cosy

Reviewed by marilyn 28th September 2018

Fantastic barn, we could not fault anything just perfect for our Wedding Anniversary. We received a very warm welcome from Susan who was so friendly & helpful. We have already recommended Slater`s Barn to all our family & friends

Reviewed by Amanda 18th September 2018

Simply perfect for us. Slaters Barn was beautifully decorated and furnished. We could not ask for more. We felt at home straight away. We ventured out a lot to explore the delights of the Dales, but it was just as delightful to come back home to the barn and get snuggled up in front of the fire with a nice glass of wine. We enjoyed lovely breakfastRead mores sourced from the butchers next door too! Would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Alison 15th September 2018

A really warm welcome and a very comfortable place to stay. The location is great with useful amenities within walking distance and stunning scenery within a short drive, we would love to stay again.

Reviewed by Caroline 20th August 2018

We spent a week at slaters barn exploring the surrounding countryside. We received a very warm welcome from Our host who couldnt do enough for us. The barn was very clean and comfortable a home away from home. We would have no hesitation in recommending slaters barn to family & friends .

Reviewed by Elaine 4th August 2018

Lovely week in a beautiful part of the world. The cottage was well resourced with everything we needed.

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

Harrogate is a thriving, historic town at the heart of North Yorkshire and at the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This fantastic town is a hit with culturists, historians and holidaymakers alike. Dubbed ‘The English Spa’ in 1596, the town boasts spa water high in iron, sulphur and salt. The Royal Pump Room is still open today as a museum, showcasing the original equipment that was used in its heyday. Two other major draws to the town are the Harrogate Convention Centre and the Great Yorkshire Showground. The former is a multi-purpose venue large enough to house huge conventions and business conferences. Many of the events are fan-based like the Lego-themed attractions and comic-cons. The latter is an outdoor venue that hosts even large events and shows, namely the agricultural Great Yorkshire Show.

Fancy a day of walking? Head to the Valley Gardens, home to a multitude of landscaped gardens that embrace different styles and influence. For further horticultural foray, head to the RHS Garden, Harlow Carr. The stunning gardens provide a leafy retreat where you can wander through woodland and alongside waterways.

The town centre is home to an array of boutique fashion shops, as well as high street favourites in and around the Victoria Shopping Centre. The Montpellier Quarter also offers exclusive shops and a huge range of antique dealers, ideal for hunting out a unique bargain. This fashionable spa town also plays host to many Michelin-starred restaurants too.

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