Self-Catering Yorkshire Dales National Park

Barnbrook Yorkshire Dales National Park, North Yorkshire

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From: €326 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Key Features

  • Garden
  • Parking

Property Description

Holiday home
Barnbrook is a semi detached, stone built detached cottage located on the edge of the village of Carperby, close to the Aysgarth Falls in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. This cottage sleeps five people in two bedrooms, consisting of one king size bed and one family room with twin beds and sofa bed as well as a family bathroom. The cottage also has a kitchen with dining area and a sitting room. To the outside of this cottage, there is a small garden and patio, plus off road parking for two cars. Barnbrook is a wonderful family cottage, in an area of stunning countryside.

Accomodation Details
Two bedrooms: 1 x master bedroom with king-size bed and views of Penhill, 1 x family room with twin beds. Three piece bathroom with shower over bath. Extra downstairs WC. Large well equipped, modern fitted kitchen with dining area and stable door leading off to small garden. Spacious and comfortable sitting room with living flame electric fire. Utility/boot room.

Situated close to well-known Aysgarth Falls and the impressive Bolton Castle - which dates back to 1379 – the idyllic Wensleydale village of Carperby is set within excellent walking country. During the 17th Century this charming little town was an important centre for Quakerism. Today, the largest building in the village is still the classically styled Friends Meeting House, which overlooks the market cross and village green. There is also a pub serving good food as well as an excellent range of amenities in the nearby market town of Leyburn. The villages of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale are both easily accessible from Carperby and make for lovely days out whilst the surrounding countryside provides a wealth of walking and cycling paths amidst the charming scenery. Visitors can also enjoy excellent bird watching in the area.

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?

Heating from night storage heaters, electric panel heaters and living flame electric fire in sitting room. Electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, automatic washing machine, tumble dryer, WiFi, Freeview TV, DVD, video. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and Highchair. Patio and small garden with garden furniture. Off road parking for two cars. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Children's playground in village. Pub 2 mins walk and shop within 2 miles.

Holiday Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Baby Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Key Features
  • Garden
  • Parking

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Self-Catering Reviews

Mrs Rowell, September 2020
September 2020
3rd visit to Barnbrook, excellent cottage in fantastic location.. Just ideal.
Mrs Rowell
September 2020
The cottage was very clean, comfortable and ideally situated for where we wanted to be.. Situated in a lovely village. The owners gave us detailed and helpful information and directions.
Miss Barrie, August 2020
August 2020
We often struggle to find suitable reasonably priced accommodation for a family of 5 but this exceeded expectations.. Fantastic location with Bolton Castle & Aysgarth Falls within an easy walk from the back door & Hardraw waterfall & Hawes a short drive away. Plenty of space, great sized rooms and extremely well equipment with everything you could possible need from bottle openers to clothes pegs, potato masher to WiFi (I even managed to Iron a couple of shirts !!) Beds very comfy, with linen, towels and tea towels all supplied, premises very clean, parking directly outside. Village very cute, with the Wheatsheaf pub over the road very welcoming & family friendly for food & drinks. Aysgarth Falls Hotel also very nice for an evening meal. Would recommend a supermarket delivery or plan food accordingly as no shops in the village, however on arrival we we welcomed with milk in the fridge and Yorkshire Tea bags which was much needed after our journey to Carperby. Communication from Jane excellent with welcome details before arrival and contactable at any time if needed. Perfect for our week and would happily return.
Mr Thurgood, September 2020
August 2020
Cottage was much more spacious than the pictures made it look! Excellent location for the walking we wanted to do.
Mr Clark, August 2020
March 2020
We would be happy rebook this cottage at some future date.. The interior had everything we needed and gave no surprises. The location was excellent for walking, both directly from the cottage and after short car rides. We happened to be staying in the first dry week after an extremely wet winter but still managed with a little ingenuity to find good walks that avoided (mostly) the worst of the flooded fields using mainly the high-level bridle paths and green lanes.
Dr Mcellin, March 2020
February 2020
We really enjoyed staying at Barnbrook.. It was warm, comfortable and in a beautiful place close to Aysgarth Falls and Castle Bolton. The cottage had everything we needed.
Mr Maynard
May 2019
We were delighted with our choice of cottage and enjoyed a memorable weeks holiday.. The location is breath-taking and the cottage was very clean and equipped with everything required. With The Wheatsheaf pub nearby providing excellent food and lovely walks from the door the cottage is ideally situated for visitors of all ages. Would love to return soon.
Mr Thurgood
April 2019
Brilliant cottage, everything you could ask for.. Ideally situated , lovely pub just up the road. ( the pictures on website do not do the cottage justice - the kitchen has obviously been updated and new furniture in lounge )
Mr Creber
October 2018
Barnbrook is a lovley cosy, comfortable cottage that made us feel welcome and at home as soon as we arrived.. The property is well equipped and the rooms are nice and spacious for a family of four. The location is also excellent and we were able to walk to nearby attractions (Bolton Castle and Asygarth Falls) directly from the cottage. A great holiday with lovely memories for us. Thank you!
Mr Griffin
June 2018
Peaceful location, excellent weather, plenty of places to visit.. Couldn't fault the cottage (Barnbrook) Excellent holiday with family.
Mr Wilkinson
May 2018
The House was relatively clean including bedrooms and kitchen.. However,there are several spiders webs around including behind the fridge, which isn't good. Our biggest complaint was the back garden area which hasn't been touched with a brush for months. the table was turning rusty and ,to be honest we took one look at the back garden, closed the door and didn't return. Sorry to complain like this, but that's the way it was.We won't be returning until we are assured things have been put right.Double bed needs a new mattress Margery and Allan Wilkinson ***Owner Response*** We are sorry that you weren't entirely happy with your stay at Barnbrook, which is unusual. We take our guests feedback very seriously, as can be seen from our other reviews. Our guests tend to love our cottage as much as we do. Thank you once again.
Mr Dakin
May 2018
This was our sixth stay at Barnbrook and we will be coming back again.. It is ideally situated and perfect for a walking holiday in Wensleydale. All in all it has got to be one of the best properties Sykes has to offer.
Mr Lawless
April 2018
Barnbrook surpassed our expectations.. It is very spacious, warm and comfortable and set in a delightful village close to a variety of places of beauty and interest.
Rowan M
January 2018
We stayed at Barnbrook over the Christmas week. The cottage surpassed our already high expectations; clean, spacious and with beautiful views from the bedrooms. Our children absolutely loved the cottage and were kept entertained with games, books and wifi. They both managed the walk down to Aysgarth Falls (both under 5). Absolutely worth the money for a more reasonably priced cottage. Would have been a bonus if there was a Christmas tree up over the festive period but this is only a suggestion for a 'cherry on the top' of an excellent stay.
Rowan M
January 2018
All was fine and we had a nice break
Mrs Harrison
August 2017
Lovely large cottage with great facilities.. V clean and comfortable. Good communication with owner. Would highly recommend. Many thanks.
Mr Nette-thomas
August 2017
Lovely comfortable cottage in a lovely location within Wensleydale, ideal for walking and sights..
Mr Bott
January 2017
Felt really at home at Barnbrook.. Comfortable, warm and superb modern equipment throughout. Superb location within easy reach of three major Dales towns and surrounded by stunning countryside. A real credit to the owners and agents. Would thoroughly recommend it to anyone.
Mrs Hill
July 2016
A very comfortable cottage in a lovely village.
Mrs Neden-watts
April 2016
A nice, warm, clean, peaceful, well equipped cottage located in excellent walking country - there were easy walks to waterfalls and rocky places which the children enjoyed too. We got very muddy and were glad of the washing machine and dryer.
Mrs Creasey
March 2016
We have holidayed in Yorkshire for over 40 years and this was the best cottage we have had. We enjoyed the local walks; the property was close to places we wanted to visit and near to amenities. There was plenty of room for parking at cottage. We found Dent to be a charming place with cobbled streets and loads of history Beautiful drive and friendly people.
Mrs Lazenby
February 2016
Barnbrook truly is the perfect cosy cottage to escape to! It's in a fantastic location as a base to explore the Dale's and the cottage itself is fantastic! It accommodated myself, my husband and my 2 children with ample space! The kitchen is huge and has everything you need, the lounge is comfy, cosy and warm. The bedrooms are also fantastic, with loads of storage and space! Would highly recommend a stay at Barnbrook and we will definitely be returning!
Mrs Ayres
January 2016
We enjoyed our stay at Barnbrook. The cottage was cosy and warm when we arrived. The kitchen/dining area was huge! It was useful to have a separate toilet downstairs. The cottage was well equipped and the beds were comfortable. It was nice to have books and games provided and there was lots of information about things to do and walking routes. The surrounding area is lovely and we enjoyed the peace and quiet of the place. We can recommend the Wheatsheaf Hotel for a meal. We thought the price was reasonable for staying over New Year.
Miss Towler
November 2015
A very warm and cosy cottage in a great area for walking.
Mr Barnett
July 2015
A most relaxing base to explore on foot the local area.
Mrs Daughton
June 2015
We stayed for two weeks in this lovely cottage, and found it to be beautifuly clean, very spacious and welcoming, and had absolutely everything one could possibly want or need for a very comfortable stay.. Having said that, the only drawback (for me personally) was the memory foam mattress on the double bed, which unfortunately holds the body heat to the extreme, making for a very uncomfortable nights' sleep, so mostly had to sleep in the single bed. The other point which kind of annoyed me was that upon enquiring from the caretaker, who conveniently lives next door, if she'd be coming in to change the bedding for the 2nd week, I was told where to find the clean linen and that I had to do it myself. We stay for 2 weeks every year in various Dales cottages, and is the first time that I've encountered this...When you consider that payment for the 2nd weeks' stay in the cottage is EXACTLY the same as for the 1st, I'd have thought, and naturaly assumed, that the cleaning service for the 2nd week would be a 'given'. Apart from those couple of things, we had a lovely holiday staying in this particular cottage. The location is perfect, with lots of walks from the door to be had, including a lovely varied walk to Bolton Castle, plus the convenience of The Wheatsheaf pub, serving vey nice meals, literally just over the road. We'd be more than happy to consider staying again, if a 2nd choice was needed, as it's certainly a gem of a cottage, apart from those two niggles...however, they are personal to us and may not concern anyone else, so with this in mind, we can highly recommend Barnbrook Cottage as an ideal base from which to have a very enjoyable holiday.
Mrs O'donnell
May 2015
The cottage was comfortable, homely and spacious. Perfectly located for marked walks in and around the locality without the need of the car to get to starting points.
Mrs Lane
December 2014
A comfortable house, lots of books and games, fabulous location and great walks right from the door step.
Mr Henry
October 2014
Lovely cottage and good base for exploring. Very comfy beds!
Mr Searle
September 2012
Very homely cottage which we immediately felt at home in. Well laid out with plenty of room especially the kitchen.
Mrs Findlay
August 2012
The cottage setting was lovely. It was pretty to look at and homely and comfortable inside. I think we had everything we needed. In fact we feel it's a cottage we would like to revisit next year unless we decide to explore another area with another of your cottages. Booking and payment were simple and everything ran really smoothly.
Mr Peplow
July 2012
Very good standard of cottage - nothing missing - everything we would expect at home. A great location, village, walks, pub, etc. Happy to stay in on a very wet day !
Mrs Shelton
July 2012
A very peaceful location, good walks right from the door.
Mrs France
July 2012
A quiet peaceful atmosphere and wonderful scenery.
Mrs Fullick
July 2012
Location excellent for exploring the area. The large kitchen/diner gave us an alternative space to the lounge for leisure activities such as board games while others read or watched TV.
Mrs Waters
January 2012
Great well equipped cottage and we would go again.
October 2011
Barnbrook was in a lovely part of the country. The only problem we had with the house was trying to dispose of our rubbish. Otherwise all was very successful. Lots of things to do for adults as well as children. The castle was a great success, as was the cheese!
Mr Webster
September 2011
Location, Bolton Castle, Forbidden Corner and Aysgarth falls. Lots of helpful info for these in the cottage.
Miss Poile
August 2011
The property was good for children and adults alike. We didn't need to use the car to go on lots of lovely long walks to Castle Bolton and Aysgarth falls. The local pub served great food and the village was lovely quiet - just what we were looking for! There were also great views of the landscape - all together a lovely relaxing holiday in beautiful surroundings!
Mrs Easterby
August 2011
It's such a pleasure to have a relaxing holiday. The cottage at Barnbrook is so cosy we felt more than welcome and the scenery is amazing. We have used your company now for a few years and have not been disappointed - you will here from us again!
August 2011
Had a great week in the cottage. Friendly & helpfull people in the area. Heating system slightly confusing.
Mrs McGrandles
June 2011
Cottage in an ideal location for walking and a great pub close by. What more can a family ask for.
Mr Jones
November 2010
The cottage was very well equipped. It was cosy and comfortable and very welcoming. It had everything we needed. We loved the peaceful location and beautiful surrounding countryside.
Mr Robinson
October 2010
Perfect location for a walking holiday.
Mrs France
July 2010
Very comfortable, peaceful.
Mr Black
July 2010
The cottage was excellent, comfortable, and well equipped. The area has plenty of fascinating places to visit and, barring one day, the weather was good. We visited castles, museums, gardens, the seaside and lots of very picturesque towns and villages.
July 2010
We were expecting a quiet retreat but it was quite noisy. Impossible to relax with windows open in the extreme heat of the evening as next door neighbours were relaxing outside the window and children running on the gravel roadway, from front to back of house playing. A car was then parked in the main drive with it's radio on, which we felt was inconsiderate. The parking was very tight and quite difficult with the outside layout shared, manoevering to exit caused a chip on car from the rough wall, we constantly felt we may be trapped in our space by the number of vehicles sharing the parking spaces. The decor was drab and depressing and we felt it could all do with updating. There was no full-length mirror. However, we felt the kitchen area was spacious and light and we spent most of our week in this room.
Mr Dakin
March 2010
Our fifth visit and Barnbrook and Wensleydale are even better than we remember. We will be back (wont leave it 5 years before the next time).
Miss Atkinson
March 2010
We really enjoyed our stay, on arrival the cottage exceeded our expectations.
Mrs Whittingham Webb
February 2010
Barnbrook is comfortable and we felt at home immediately, but most importantly it has been generously furnished and equipped with a view to comfort, practicality and convenience. We had a great week.
December 2009
The Cottage was very clean ,Had every thing in the kitchen that you needed had a good selection of Pamphlets to help us plan our days out plenty of games for children to do at night Only drawback cost of meals at local
December 2009
The brochure description was good and the price fair. We always look for cottages with parking and that do not take pets as we have had problems years ago. The cottage was in the a small village with a good pub/restaurant but unfortunately no shop, knowing this from the information provided prior to travel we went prepared. The very pleasant sounding owner provided us with sufficent information on the locality and access to the property. The cottage was beyond our expectations and provided nearly enough amenities that we could easily had lived there for a lengthy period of time. The large kitchen diner was just what we were after. We loved the location, also the fact that we did not necessarily have to take the car out to find good walks and we did a few from the house itself. We took a few drives also and just loved everything the places, and the people. When we were doing our Leyburn Shawl walk we had come off the short stretch of main road we had to use when going down a lane which would eventually take us to the Hall and Wensley village a farmer and his wife stopped their vehicle and had a chat to us. How good is that? The peace and tranquility was lovely and as you have asked for a downside -there was no view from the living area and only one small window in the lounge, but hey I've only mentioned that because you asked! We will certainly return.
Mr D'rozario
November 2009
Peaceful location, in a character village close to many interesting places.
Mr Metcalfe
October 2009
Lovely cosy cottage in peaceful and tranquil surroundings. Nice pub very close by. Lots of good walks in the area.
Mr Mrs Webster
October 2009
The property was larger than expected and everything was excellent. The Wheatsheaf was good, Kearnton House Hotel was in excellent condition, as was Cafe Maioon in Grassington.
Mr Mrs Webster
September 2009
We had a wonderful holiday and the cottage was super. Much bigger than expected and very clean and tidy, with many extras.
Mr Howe
September 2009
Lovely, clean and well equipped cottage. Comfortable beds, good shower and a nice big kitchen. Nice location.
Mrs Twidale
September 2009
The cottage is extremely well maintained and provides everything you could ask for even a cafetiere. The location is idyllic and peaceful for a relaxing week in the country. We could not fault the property in any way. Well done to the owners.
Mr Keeble
August 2009
The area was outstandingly beautiful and scenery was breathtaking. Nice people, great market towns, super waterfalls and rivers and good weather too.
Mr Nash
May 2009
The cottage, village etc were very nice and it is a beautiful part of the world.
Mr Orr-Laycock
April 2009
This was fantastic...a wonderful, wonderful place to stay. Highly recommended.
Mrs Oconnor
February 2009
The area where the cottage is and the high standard of the cottage. Cottage lovely and warm.
Ms Young
November 2008
The warmth of the cottage in freezing weather was particularly appreciated. It was also very private and quiet without being isolated. There was a real sense of welcome and homeliness and although the cottage was very cosy, it was also spacious.
Mrs Russell
October 2008
We have been to the cottage before and the overall size of it is very good. It is ideally situated for walks from the door and to the local pub!
Mrs Reeves
September 2008
The cottage is in an excellent position for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and further afield, either on foot or by car. It is a very comfortable and homely cottage with all you need for a good holiday. Carperby is a typical pretty Dales village, It has one pub which serves excellent meals.
Mr Wood
July 2008
Carperby is a very nice village and well located for exploring Wensleydale. There is good walking direct from the cottage. We were comfortable and warm in the cottage and enjoyed our break.
Mrs Ward
June 2008
Spacious cottage, lots of facilities, brilliant book, map and video collection especially for children. Good access to the pub and very quiet.
Mrs Cosker
April 2008
The cottage was in an excellent location to explore the dales. It was extremely well equipped and the cleanliness was excellent .
Mrs Jordison
November 2007
Very thoughtful owners, they had thought of everything we might need. It was home from home and very warm, even though the weather was very cold outside. The selection of DVDs and Videos was appreciated and they also left some toys for our 2 year old.
Mr Sparkes
October 2007
The location was excellent with easy access to the Dales and surrounding area. The packet of biscuits left as a welcoming gift was a very nice touch. Highly recommend the cottage and would like to make a return visit.
Mrs Gower
August 2007
Barnbrook was so clean I'd like to hire their cleaner! Every possible thing we needed was thought of, and I was especially impressed by the guide book collection.
Mr Mrs Laver
May 2007
A good property, well presented - a real feel at home effect.
Mr Broom
April 2007
Cottage set in very quiet and picturesque location but village still within walking distance.
Mr Weston
October 2006
The property is in an excellent situation for exploring the Dales. It really is home from home and very cosy.
Mr Steed
September 2006
Lovely area, nice village, lots of areas of interest and things to do and see.
Mr Syson
August 2006
We liked the whole of the holiday. The property that we stayed in was like home from home, with all the things that you would require in a home to cater for a family group. We will recommend this web site to our family and friends.
Mrs Deith
June 2006
A very comfortable and warm house in the winter, and excellent walking from the house. Convenient for shops at Leyburn and a pub is in walking distance. It's the first time we have ever returned to the same property!
Mr Logan
June 2006
Good access to walking areas. Pleasant quiet village.
Mr Curry
November 2005
Excellent! Even better than described in the brochure.
Mr Daniel
November 2005
Cosy, clean, well equipped cottage, good location for upper dales walks.
Mr Farries
October 2005
A good location and a very nice house.
Mr Derrick
August 2005
I could not fault the property in any way. My family and I had great time and I would recommend this cottage to any one.
Mrs Roper
July 2005
A well equipped, lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the country.
Mrs Gower
June 2005
A lovely cottage. Great for exploring the Yorkshire Dales.
Miss Chintock
April 2005
We immediately felt comfortable and relaxed in this very cosy cottage. Barnbrook is a home away from home. We loved every minute of it, even when we were stuck inside due to rain and fog, which was mostly down to the well stocked cottage of books, games, videos (even a blank video for die hard tv fans not wanting to miss their favorite show). It is located in a wonderful position to see many of the main sites of the dales and has a very friendly local 3 minutes down the road. Highly recommend this proprty to anyone and would love to go back for longer.
Mr Dakin
February 2005
An outstanding cottage set in an outstanding area of the dales. Try the Wheatsheaf hotel in Carperby and the Bolton Arms in Redmire for a friendly welcome and excellent food.
Mr Gregory
December 2004
The Wheatsheaf Hotel/Pub good food good value but not open lunchtimes.
Mrs Gower
December 2004
The cottage remains cosy and has a high standard of accommodation. It is great for families and has a wonderful location
Mrs Lyall
December 2004
The cottage was spacious and well-planned, and felt very homely. Everything felt new and good quality. Great things to do on the doorstep - the walks of course, but our teenage children enjoyed the local waterfalls, the Forbidden Corner and horse riding near Reeth.
Mr Mrs Randall
December 2004
Roomy cottage with plenty of space for children to play inside and out.
Mrs Harrison
December 2004
Lots of guide books/leaflets provided - very good idea.
Mr McCole
December 2004
Barnbrook was excellent in every respect - decor, furnishings equipment. Its location is ideal for touring the Dales.
Mrs Cockshull
December 2004
Very welcoming and cosy cottage, excellently equipped and in a great location for walking locally and exploring further afield.
Mr McLennan
December 2004
Wheatsheaf Inn serves excellent food drink.
Mr Jenkins
December 2004
Very comfortable cottage. Good walks from the village. Would stay here again when in Wemsleydale.
Mr Critchlow
December 2004
A nice clean little cottage ideal for any one who enjoys walking or sight seeing in the Dales. Also only two mins away from Aysgarth falls where they filmed Robin Hood Prince of Thieves.
Mrs Storey
December 2004
A very comfy cosy cottage; would certainly recommend!
Mrs Kyte
December 2004
Peaceful country retreat,just what we were looking for. We loved the area, have been there many times. Lots of walking..Malham Cove, Ingleton Waterfalls walk, etc. Local pubs serve good food, especially The George at Thoralby and The Old Horn at Swinithwaite.
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