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Never has there been a better time to get planning your next group get together.  Catch up and make up for lost times with your nearest and dearest… Maybe you have missed a big birthday celebration or fancy making a big deal of the next special occasion on the calendar? Now is the perfect opportunity to get your diaries out and get a date set for a group getaway to Greenbank Barns... Escape to North Yorkshire!

Greenbank Barns sleeps up to 28 guests across 3 luxury holiday homes so nobody needs to get left behind. The Farmhouse and Dexter both sleep 10 and Shorthorn sleeps 8. Dexter has enough space for the whole tribe to be in one place at one time too, inside and out... A perfect group getaway at Greenbank Barns!

Here are our recommendations to make the most of your luxury weekend away at Greenbank Barns! Get the group together again and have something to look forward to...

Friday

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En route to your large luxury holiday home for the weekend make sure you make a trip to Mainsgill Farm Shop. This family-run farm is only 5 minutes away from Greenbank Barns and offers a vast selection of award-winning local produce. 

If you can tear yourself away from meeting Doris, Delilah and Camelot the camels, as well as llamas, lambs and pigs at the farm get inside to the foodhall. Choose from huge selection of treats including home reared meats, a delicatessen and an award-winning bakery… The perfect place to pick up a feast for a BBQ for the perfect group getaway at Greenbank Barns.  

When you arrive, you will fall in love with these special barns with their gorgeous designer interiors. Don’t spend too long choosing bedrooms as they are all as gorgeous as each other as it’s time to get the BBQ on… These three Yorkshire holiday barns are set within acres of stunning private gardens with glorious views across the Holmedale valley and beyond. The jacuzzi style hot tubs are perfect for an evening dip whilst waiting for the BBQ to start sizzling your sausages! Make sure you stay up late enough to see the most picturesque sunsets and starry nights sky to make this trip even more memorable. Be the envy of all your friends with the most Insta-worthy snaps too!

Saturday

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Start your morning with a relaxing bubble bath in one of the twelve gorgeous bathrooms. Enjoy the picturesque morning views of gorgeous Yorkshire countryside with a coffee before you get ready for today’s adventure.  

Barnard Castle is only a 20 minutes drive or taxi ride away from the barns and is a treasure trove for visitors. Discover antique shops as well as shops selling gorgeous interiors, (make sure you visit Niche Living at the top of the high street who designed the stunning interiors at the barns) clothing, local crafts and gifts and is well worth a visit. This unique market town is also full of history, heritage and beauty with plenty to do for all ages with impressive ruins of a fine medieval monastery, Egglestone Abbey. The 12th century Barnard Castle is in the heart of the town, where you can explore the ruins, as well as visit the sensory garden so make sure you pack some comfy shoes.  

The main attraction whilst visiting Barnard Castle is the Bowes Museum,an impressive French-style chateau, surrounded by gardens and parkland. The museum houses a collection of European fine and decorative arts and is regarded as one of the most significant museums outside of London. Try not to spend too long in the gift shop as there are plenty more shops to discover on the high street.  

After all that shopping and exploring, when you start feeling peckish why not enjoy a sandwich and homemade cake at any of the boutique local tea rooms on the high street but make sure you save room for your evening meal as we have big plans…  

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If you are visiting for a special occasion we recommend getting dressed up and heading to the Coach House at Middleton Lodge for some fine dining, offering a ‘Mediterranean chargrill menu, inspired by the Yorkshire countryside.’ Explore the beautiful gardens and have a walk around the gorgeous setting before tucking into a threecourse meal and enjoy carefully crafted cocktails and handpicked wines. Our favourite is the refreshing ‘Coach House Garden’ which is filled with gin, apple liqueur and elderflower cordial.  

If you would prefer to keep the weekend more casual, why not get some fish and chips from the Fox Hall Inn nearby or bring home some local produce from Barnard Castle to eat in front of the log burning stove in Dexter or outside on the comfy garden furniture 

Sunday

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After a well deserved Sunday morning lie-in, get your walking boots on and explore the local area… Have a walk to Ravensworthturn right at the bottom of the drivepast the nurseries and you can see the old abbey ruins in the village of Ravensworth before enjoying a local ale at the Bay Horse, a local friendly pub less than a mile down the road from the barns so within walking distance if you fancy more than a couple!  

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After walking up an appetite why not make plans for one of our private chefs to spoil your group and prepare a Sunday lunch of your choice back at the barns, they even do the washing up! If you would prefer to jump in the car, book a table at the Black Bull in Moulton, only 10 minutes away, an awardwinning traditional Yorkshire pub with cosy fires, a great menu and a true Yorkshire welcome. We recommend the grand reserve sirloin of beef and sticky toffee pudding!  

Make sure you get home in time for a late-night dip in the hot tub back at the barns and get competitive in the games room at The Farmhouse with a pool table, as well as a cocktail bar to get practising making your own fancy flavours!

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