Holiday home Ox Hey Barn is a first class barn conversion near Sawley, 5 miles from Bolton-by-Bowland. The cottage sleeps eleven people in five bedrooms which are a ground floor super king-size double, a family room with a super king-size double and a single, two further super king-size doubles and a double. Four of the rooms have zip/link beds to give the option of being a twin and four also have an en-suite. There is also a ground floor cloakroom, an open plan living area with a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with a woodburning stove and a first floor sitting room. Externally, there is a games room with a pool table. Outside yo can also find ample off road parking and lawned gardens with decking and patio areas. Ox Hey Barn is a fantastic base for exploring the surrounding countryside.
Area Bolton-by-Bowland is a pretty working village nestling in the hills and dales of the Ribble Valley, north-east of Clitheroe and west of Skipton. With two village greens, a village hall, cricket club, a shop and a tea room, Bolton-by-Bowland is an excellent village base for a holiday in this area. The surrounding Ribble Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, is a peaceful and picturesque haven. For amenities, nearby Clitheroe is famed for its specialist shops of all types, including, amongst others, a sausage shop that sells over seventy-five different varieties!
Region From heather-clad moors and limestone scars, to market towns and the steady pace of country life - the sublime Dales await you! Where else in Britain is it as satisfying to sit and do nothing as it is to explore the numerous pursuits on offer?
Amenities Oil underfloor heating with woodburning stove. Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, 3 x fridge, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, TV with Nintendo Wii, DVD, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair. Ample off road parking. Side and rear patio, decking and lawned gardens with furniture, hot tub and BBQ. Private external games room. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shops 2 miles, pub 1.5 miles. Note: There are internal steps between the entrance hall and dining area and the living and kitchen areas. Note: Check-in time 4pm. Note: The Beat-Herder Festival is on 12-14th July 2019. Please Note - Due to the new Government legislation the price of this property has been reduced to accommodate smaller groups in line with the Rule of 6 regulations, as such, only the beds required will be available to guests
Excellent Stay & Place - location is great & lovely owners next door
The house is beautiful
.... The house is beautiful
The views are stunning and the owners couldn’t be more friendly and helpful
Would definitely recommend to others
Mr Ricketts, September 2020
We stayed for 3 nights as a group of 10 ladies and had a fantastic time.. The place is lovely and the owners very accommodating.
The only thing that could have improved was the seating arrangements in the lounge there are only 6 seats so for 10 adults we really struggled to fit everyone in and sitting on bean bags when you have paid such a lot of money really isn't acceptable.
Mrs Fawcett, March 2020
Amazing amazing place.. The owner was fantastic and so helpful!
We stayed here to see the new year in as two families with Kids.
What a lovely place and lovely owners. Couldn't of asked for more.
I would certainly suggest if you can stay - then please do.
Quiet place with plenty of home comforts.
Location is Quiet but close to plenty of amenities.
Hope to stay again.
Miss Kemp, February 2020
The Property was excellent.. We had an age range from 7 years to 85 years and we all loved our stay. The games room was a real hit with us all as was the hot tub. We would have liked a few more comfortable seats in the lounge as only seats 6 but this is all we can say, everything else was wonderful.
The owners were very attentive, supplying us with logs for the log burner when we were running out, and welcoming us with a bottle of Fizz and chocolates, a very nice touch.
Would definitely recommend this property. Thank you.
We were so impressed with Ox Hey Barn, the location was great and it was beautifully appointed.. The large open plan living area and kitchen were fantastic for our large group to socialise and we had everything we needed. We particularly enjoyed the hot tub! Great pubs nearby and places to eat. Would definitely stay at Ox Hey Barn again!
8 of us stayed here for a family weekend at the end of January and we certainly were not disappointed. The barn has 5 ensuite bedrooms: 4 doubles and one double with an extra single bed. Everything was of the highest standard, from the comfy open-plan lounge with log burner to the well-appointed kitchen area. We enjoyed using the range cooker and the 3 fridges were a bonus.
Children of all ages are well catered for with the chill-out zone on the first floor, complete with bean bags, board games, TV and games console.
As for outside: the views were spectacular and we loved relaxing in the hot tub, although the walk to it from the house was chilly to say the least! The pool table in the games room proved very popular and the bar with fridge/freezer was very convenient for drinks outside.
The barn is ideal for walkers but equally good for a family party or for simply relaxing.
Ali was friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The bottle of fizz and chocolates on arrival were a nice touch.
Our only criticism is that there was only comfy seating for 5 people in the lounge. Another sofa would make it perfect.
This trip was so successful that we have already booked for next year.
We all had an amazing time! The barn exceeded our expectations in many ways, we didn't want to leave! I've already recommended it to several people
The Barn was excellent and just as advertised.. The owner was very friendly and accommodating. Would book through Sykes again.
Have just returned from Ox Hey Barn travelling as a group of ten ladies for my sister’s 60th birthday.. We were made to feel very welcome by Ally the owner, nothing was too much trouble - he was friendly, helpful & able to offer advice on a local taxi & somewhere to eat. We were welcomed with fizz & chocs & plenty of logs for the wood burner. This was much appreciated in November, we were able to buy extra logs too.
The property was nicely presented it had a lovely large dining table, well equipped kitchen, beautiful bedrooms with dreamy beds. Outside a hot tub with simply stunning views & a games room.
Close to Clitheroe & Skipton by car. Would definitely return - highly recommended
Oxhey barn was perfect for our annual family gathering.. The place was spotless and very welcoming. It is a beautiful spot with local walks and a lovely pub in Sawley. Oxhey was excellent for my grown up family to meet and relax.
Ally (the owner) made sure everything was provided and as we wanted it.
A great place I highly recommend it.
A great place for a family celebration.. Lots of space so no one was getting on top of each other. The hot tub and games room lived up to all our expectations and the privacy, being so far off the main road, and views even more! The place was suitable for kids, adults and elderly alike. It was an 80th Birthday trip. My mum couldn’t have enjoyed it more. She enjoyed the surrounds with the whole family together! She is very keen for us to revisit! So hopefully we shall be back l!
PS Hopefully we will try make it next time so you are not just back from holiday so we get the cake everyone raved about!! Nice prosecco and chocs however!
The whole family enjoyed their stay at this property.. Ally was very hospitable giving us info about the property before we arrived and providing us with a nice welcome upon our arrival. The hot tub and games room were a great addition to this property. The hot tub was checked and maintained everyday and was well used by all of us. All the bedrooms were of a generous size and all had ensuite facilities. We would certainly like to return to this property in the future.
11 of our family stayed here for 1 week in July....perfect size for our party. comfortable beds & luxurious all round. outside seating area, hot tub & games room with outdoor music system was fab. we had a few BBQ's also. Ally & family were very welcoming & nothing was a bother. We had cracking weather all week which topped it off. Would definitely recommend.
The barn was great size for our family and friends.. We had four couples and four grandchildren including two new twins. Beautiful country fields, hot tub ensure in every bedroom. Internet access was a problem but the landlord compensated us for the issue.
Situated ideally to visit great parks and towns. If you are looking to escape the city and have fresh air, walks and still be convenient to amenities then this ideal property.
I stayed at Ox Hey Barn with 10 friends for my hen party weekend. The location is stunning and the barn itself is luxurious, homely and all done to a very high specification. The hot tub and the games room really enhanced the experience and we were very lucky to have fantastic weather which meant we could sit out and enjoy the panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The owners, who live next door, where friendly and helpful but the way the property has been designed means that it still feels really private. I will definitely be returning maybe for a family break next time.
Absolutely immaculate barn with amazing views.. Lovely owners, can't recommend highly enough
Absolutely brilliant, very impressed with the accommodation!
Ox Hey Barn was the perfect venue for the weekend of my daughters wedding.. The space was amazing giving everyone room to get ready whilst relaxing and having fun.
I would most definitely recommend.
Ox Hey Barn was the perfect place to spend a family holiday to celebrate my wife's 60th birthday.. We received a warm welcome from the owner's and the prosecco and delicious Victoria sponge was a surprise. The barn is beautiful, with stunning views from every window. It is such a homely and relaxing place and had plenty of space for our 4 grandchildren to play. The hot tub and games room were well used and the children could play outside and you didn't have to be worried about them because everything is enclosed. Will certainly be returning.
Ox - Hey Barn is amazing , the people who own it next door are so friendly and helpful.. The barn is beautiful , really modern , lovely bedrooms with en-suites , great facilities . Had a great time playing pool and using the hot tub. Kitchen facilities excellent , 4 fridges to use around the barn , the local pub ‘ spread eagle superb but you would need to book in advance for a meal , so busy. Thank you Alistaire , it was fab
Ox HEy Barn is a credit to its owners and the renovations done to the property are outstanding.. Ally and his wife were most welcoming and the freshly baked cake and bottle of chilled prossecco upon arrival a lovely extra touch. The cake went down a treat! The chhildren loved their comfy and spacious bedrooms and the landing " games room" was great. The separate games room was put to good use as was the hot tub despite the stormy weather! Everywhere was immaculately .The location was great for access to local towns and would definitely recommend a trip to Skipton, the castle and eat in Alexanders on the main street.We stayed here over New Year as a group of friends and had a great time and would certainly recommend this property. Thanks Ally ! Oh yes, great communication from Ally in the run up to our stay and also afterwards!
It was a lovely house with lovely owners, who we felt were friendly and easy to talk to.. The location had stunning views and great walks to go on, and at the end of the day the house had all you needed to chill out, play games, and cook a huge meal for us all. Would definitely recommend this house and consider booking again!
A beautiful place to stay with really kind hosts.. It was a gorgeous home to get my sister ready for her wedding day and a very peaceful break away afterwards which was very much needed by all. Thank you
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Ox Hey Barn.. Nice personal touches from the owners included bottle of Procecco and cake on arrival and info on local amenities like th Spreadeagle pub. Great spot for family gathering and would love to return.
Everything about this place was perfect, it's location, it's hot tub, it's kitchen and dining area, it's games room, it's beautiful bedrooms (all of which are en-suite) and luckily for us the weather!
The owners could not have been nicer and it was a lovely touch arriving to a home made cake and bottle of fizz!
We are already looking at returning next year!
A group of 8 ladies stayed at Ox Hey Barn for a long weekend and we had a fantastic time - we didn't want to leave.
The house itself has been renovated to the highest standards and spec. The kitchen is fully equipped (beyond any expectations) and the living areas are more than comfortable. This includes both a sitting room and a lounge area with bean bags. Five double bedrooms, all en-suite, are incredibly comfortable and all boast amazing views.
The outside space is second to none. The terrace, seating area, hot tub and games room are a real luxury. The setting, being surrounding only by fields and hills, is idyllic. There is a walk to the local village (Sawley) which takes 50 minutes each way through farmland, which is perfect. Sawley itself is a beautiful village with a great pub and beautiful abbey.
The owner (and host) lives next door and could not have made us feel more comfortable. He is on hand whenever you need him for any query or concern. We had everything we needed and were made to feel totally at home by the owner. Could not have asked for more.
We will definitely be booking again (and again and again...)!
Ox Hey Barn is the perfect property for a family get together or a group of friends. The property is stylishly decorated with high quality furnishings and luxurious bedding. The barn is large enough for everyone to have their own space if needed. The hot tub, a real treat on a cold winter's night, stargazing, and the games room was a big hit with all the family. There are amazing views and walks from the door. The owners are extremely friendly and helpful and nothing is too much trouble. The bubbly and cake were a wonderful welcome. A most enjoyable stay,would definitely return. Thank you Ally.
I stayed at Ox Hey Barn with my wife and a group of 8 other friends over the Halloween weekend. On arrival on the Friday night we were all stunned at the size and quality of the house and facilities, it has everything you want for a break away and was perfect for our group. The very friendly and generous owners of the Barn welcomed us with a lovely cake and bottle of fizz which was a very nice touch.
The Barn has an amazing living space with open plan living, dining and kitchen space, all finished to a very high standard, and one downstairs bedroom with ensuite. Upstairs there is a massive landing with feature beams and chill out area with bean bags and games console which then leads on to four big bedrooms, all with ensuite bathrooms.
Outside there is a lovely space with high quality garden space, ample parking for 6+ cars and a HOT-TUB! The views over the back of the Barn are fantastic on a clear day and it is very peaceful to chill out. In what you think is the garage there is a great games room which has a full size pool table, dart board, bar, fridge, toilet, sound system and outdoor speakers, we used this a lot!!
Near the Barn there are two lovely villages, Sawley and Gisburn. We walked along the Ribble Way (which started at the top of the drive) to Sawley, which is a lovely walk and then went to the Spread Eagle pub for a refreshing pint before heading back. This only took a couple of hours at an easy pace (including the drink in the pub).
You aren't far from many places and attractions at this Barn and we would all definitely recommend it. We will be returning in the near future and I will definitely be bring my bike and walking boots!!
Thank you again to owners Alistair and Zoe who made us feel very welcome during our stay!!
Five star!! A fantastic place with a fantastic host! A great wee find for anyone wanting a break with a few friends (or the family). Huge house with everything you could possibly need. Fab pub down the road and lots of places to visit within a 20minute drive. Definitely returning, a true gem! Thanks Ally!
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