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The Old Barn

Great Driffield, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds (Ref. 1015846)

4.9

Yorkshire Coastal Cottages rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Electric car charging
  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Review(s)

  • Liane

    “The overall stay was lovely.”

    Andrew and Emily (who live on site) were very welcoming and helpful, nothing was ever a problem. The cleaner Jane also was also very nice and helpful. Some small gripes were, the upstairs floorboards were very noisy when moving about especially for the guests below. A small TV in the bedrooms would have been nice. The games room could do with some updating. On a positive note the kitchen was fully equipped and we didn’t need to bring anything apart from food. Hair dryers were provided, ...

    Andrew and Emily (who live on site) were very welcoming and helpful, nothing was ever a problem. The cleaner Jane also was also very nice and helpful. Some small gripes were, the upstairs floorboards were very noisy when moving about especially for the guests below. A small TV in the bedrooms would have been nice. The games room could do with some updating. On a positive note the kitchen was fully equipped and we didn’t need to bring anything apart from food. Hair dryers were provided, plenty of towels , hand wash and toilet rolls. The welcome box of chocolates, a bottle of wine and eggs was a lovely touch. Tea, coffee and sugar was also provided. The beds were very comfortable. The swimming pool was a big part of why we chose the cottage and facility didn’t disappoint. The kids really enjoyed it! Regrettably on a negative note, on one occasion whilst we were using the pool, shortly after entering we were told (for the first time) that swimming lessons occur on a Tuesday afternoon and that we would need to get out. This was the first time meeting the owner. She did apologise but it was very awkward. We were very disappointed (as anyone would be) but especially because one of our family members who has a terminal illness (unbeknown to the owner) to our surprise had gotten into the pool that day very shortly before and for the first and only time during our stay, so to be told to get out was a real disappointment to him and naturally to all of us! We were polite despite our feelings (even though our disappointment would have been clear) however that was the only time the owner spoke to us although we saw her a few times afterwards and we were the only guests on site. Wasn’t a deal breaker but did leave a bitter taste in the mouth. A notice on the door would have negated this.

    - Liane, July 2023

    Hello Thank you for your feedback. Just to update you, Emily is also an owner, and I think you met her on several occasions! The pool situation was a shame, but there is a notice in the file with all the information, stating that on Tuesday afternoon the pool is used by local children for a couple of hours. We also keep the pool open longer on a Tuesday night to compensate! The games room is really just a place where children can 'hang out', its more like a 'den' for them, and we feel if we updated it, it would become more for adults than children.... that is not our intention. Thank you for your comments. Property Owner

Summary

  • Complementary use of a heated indoor swimming pool, all weather tennis court, gym and games room. With two bedrooms on the ground floor, this property is suitable for those with mobility issues; note there are two steps up to the property. LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS NOW ACCEPTED Free Wi-Fi included
  • A cot and high chair are in the property. There is garden furniture and a shared BBQ (available during summer, not available 1st October – 31st March)
  • Private parking for several cars
  • There is also an Electric Vehicle charging point Pay as you Go
  • This property is not suitable for guests with mobility issues.For larger groups, the neighbouring cottages are Hurdles (4 guests), Cartwheels (6 guests) and The Furrows (6 guests)
  • The two properties next door, Hurdles and Cartwheels, have locked, but inter-connecting doors, and can open into one very large property for family get-together or groups of friends of either 12, 14 or 18 people
  • No stag or hen party groups permitted
  • Note: this property has a maximum occupancy of 8 including Infants. NB
  • The swimming pool is closed during the winter months.

The property

Complete with complementary use of a heated indoor swimming pool, all weather tennis court, gym and games room and awarded the top accolade of 5 Star Gold from Visit England/Quality in Tourism. Ground Floor A superb and luxurious barn conversion - this is truly beautiful! We love the spacious, open plan 'living' kitchen, which is a stylish, fully-equipped kitchen with electric double oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, cream painted units, granite work surfaces and an island with a seating area nearby – you can sit and relax on the sofa with a glass of wine whilst watching the cook, cook! There is a dining area with seating to look out over the pretty courtyard with its central water feature and plants and beyond towards to stunning Yorkshire Wolds, famous for its amazing walks amid beautiful scenery. There are two bedrooms on the ground floor; a double bedroom with king size bed, bathroom with a bath with shower over, WC and hand wash basin plus a twin bedroom with a large walk-in shower, WC and hand wash basin.

A cot and high chair can be made available for the use of guests but can this please be requested at the time of booking.

Guests are requested to provide their own cot linens.

First Floor The stairs lead to stunning, a vast, beamed sitting room with a large Smart TV and DVD player, flame effect fire and large, comfortable sofas.

There is also a separate area, with a table and chairs at the far side, framed by the floor-to-ceiling window, to sit and enjoy the view - an excellent spot to sit and read or just gaze out over the lush countryside opposite. On this floor is a king size double bedroom with en-suite bathroom with bath and hand held shower, WC and hand wash basin as well as another smart twin bedroom, again with en-suite shower room with shower, WC and hand wash basin. The Facilities The Old Barn is in a lovely gated courtyard with parking and a gravelled driveway, a pretty central fountain surrounded by flowering plants, plus a terrace outside the property that has a table and chairs, where you can sit and enjoy drinks and meals in the open air. The indoor heated swimming pool is fabulous – during late afternoon the sun fills the pool area and the deep blue water shimmers in the light.

There is a smart changing area for both males and females and the water is warm, you can sit and enjoy a good read on one of the loungers. There are also two loungers outside the pool, where weather permitting you can lie back and soak up the sun!  

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location

GREAT DRIFFIELD

Beverley 14 miles; Hornsea 16 miles; York 29 miles.

Driffield is a busy market town set in the Yorkshire Wolds, with a lot on offer for its visitors. There are many pubs and cafes to choose from, providing quality food and drink from local suppliers. Visitors can enjoy shopping for local produce at the weekly market, held in Driffield every Thursday, which is a very popular local event and there is also the yearly Driffield Show held at the Showground every summer.


LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS NOW ACCEPTED

There is now an electric car charging point Pay as you go for guests to use. Instructions in the property.

For larger groups, the neighbouring cottages are Hurdles (4 guests), Cartwheels (6 guests) and The Furrows (6 guests). The two properties next door, Hurdles and Cartwheels, have locked, but inter-connecting doors, and can open into one very large property for family get-togethers or groups of friends of either 12, 14 or 18 people.

No stag or hen party groups permitted.

The Pool is open from 8:30am - 7pm PLEASE NOTE THE POOL WILL BE CLOSED 1.10.2023 - 31.3.2024

Outside caterers are available for this property please contact YCC for details.

This property has a maximum occupancy of 8 including infants. One baby is a cot is permitted.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas