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At Gayles Hall Barns you will find this striking five-bedroom luxury barn conversion offering chic interiors, traditional features and uninterrupted views across the stunning Yorkshire countryside. Perfect for a group celebrating something extra special, this large holiday home is a quiet idyll of rural bliss.

  • 3 nights from £1325
  • Sleeps 10
  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 4

Key Features

Shearing Shed promises guests all the modern comforts needed for a luxury holiday. With a boot room, two separate living areas with log burners, and large dining area. The farmhouse-style kitchen has floor to ceiling windows which open out onto the rear garden, al fresco dining, a Scandinavian BBQ house and hot tub surrounded by acres of rolling hillsides. Book the two-bedroom Sheep Dip alongside for groups of up to 14.

  • Pub under 1 mile
  • Fantastic Views
  • Bike Storage
  • Private Parking
  • Log Burner
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Hot Tub
  • Dog Friendly
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About Shearing Shed

A luxury five bedroom country house full of interiors inspiration and stunning features

Shearing Shed is located in the picturesque North Yorkshire village of Gayles. Near the historic market town of Richmond, this large holiday home is the perfect choice for families and groups of friends. Especially those looking to explore the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales on a luxury holiday.

Relax in this grand five-bedroom property, recently converted into a warm and welcoming holiday home. Full of charm, the Grade II listed characteristics include open fires, exposed stone walls, and lovingly restored wooden beams. The design-led interiors are simply stunning. Yet there is a contemporary feel throughout, and the latest technology ensures the very best in modern comfort living. This is a truly amazing new five-star large holiday home, from the owners of Greenbank Barns.


Step inside the sitting room, with oak flooring, a pool table and richly coloured comfy sofas. The log burner is just waiting to be lit. Sit back and relax with gorgeous views of the Yorkshire hills through the floor-to-ceiling windows throughout the house. Big country house breaks have never been as chic.

Walk through to the spacious dining room and snug in the oldest part of the house. The double-height ceiling boasts original wooden beams, and the arrow-slit windows the exposed stone walls are a lovely traditional feature. Contemporary interior designs pair with antique pieces, sure to impress the whole family. The bespoke dining table was handmade locally and can seat twelve guests comfortably. Settle down after dinner into the incredibly comfortable sofas in the sung. In front of the warm glow of the log burning stove enjoy a film on the large Smart TV. It’s a perfect and cosy space to switch off and recharge.

A stunning feature of this large holiday home is the farmhouse-style kitchen. Its hexagonal shape makes it unique, with large full-height windows opening straight onto the patio garden. The central island and barstools are a perfect place for a relaxed morning coffee or a late-night glass of wine out of the separate wine cooler. Traditional rustic features combine elegantly with the white granite worktops, and the latest Farrow and Ball colours on the walls. You will find everything you should need for a luxury escape. The cupboards are well-stocked, and there are two electric ovens, a hob, American fridge freezer, and a dishwasher.

A separate boot room doubles as a utility room. In addition, this houses the washing machine and dryer and is also handy for storing muddy shoes after a long day exploring the area.


The ground floor spacious master bedroom shows off French greys and pastel pinks. The lush fabrics alongside the character beams and a re-upholstered antique chair make this a truly romantic bedroom. The super king-size bed can be split up into twins, to offer flexible sleeping arrangements. Next door is a spacious bathroom with a walk-in shower and a bathtub to indulge in on a luxury cottage break.

A stunning mezzanine bedroom is a fantastic feature overlooking the dining room. Still, with the original wooden beams, it is complemented with pastel colours and floral wallpaper behind the button-down headboard. The large en-suite bathroom has a luxury freestanding and large walk-in shower.

Next door is another stylish bedroom in yellows and an accent warm red. The sliding stable door leads into the en-suite shower room. Two further double bedrooms are accessed via the atrium staircase in the centre of the house. They look out to the Yorkshire Dales and share a house bathroom next door with a walk-in shower and enticing bathtub.


Outside, step out of the kitchen to enjoy drawn-out al fresco lunches in the attractive rear patio garden of this large holiday home. The stylish polished cement and Acacia wooden table is on a raised patio, above the garden jacuzzi-style hot tub. From here are stairs that lead up to the shepherd’s hut BBQ house. Sitting high above the house, the views are unrivalled. Beyond the house enjoy the stunning surrounding North Yorkshire countryside, it offers true rural bliss.


There is wi-fi throughout and private parking on the gravel driveway. The modern kitchen has a full inventory for that home from home experience, with an American-style fridge freezer, wine cooler, and dishwasher. Washing facilities are in the boot room. There are Smart TVs and a Bluetooth sound system. This large holiday home includes high-quality bed linen, towels, bathrobes, as well as luxury toiletries. There is a starter pack for the kitchen, fire, and washroom, and of course a locally sourced welcome hamper.

Gayles Hall Barns is typically booked as a whole, combining Sheep Dip & Shearing Shed together to sleep fourteen across the two properties. Wanting to book for a smaller group? Enquire about up to 10% off a midweek break when booking for only 6 guests using up to 3 bedrooms.

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In the area…

Well located by the Yorkshire Dales, Shearing Shed is ideally positioned near the A66 Pennine Way and the A1 at Scotch Corner. Guests will find themselves within easy driving distance of many popular attractions and locations. Stock up at our favourite local grocery shop Mainsgill Farm Shop, a 10-minute drive away with its own café.

The Shoulder of Mutton in Kirkby Hill is a couple of miles away, a good local for food and drinks. Gilling West and Ravensworth are also pretty local villages full of traditional Yorkshire stone houses and a pub. We highly recommend a visit to Gilling’s The White Swan, especially Wednesday evening’s burger night.

The historic and picturesque market town of Richmond is a 10-minute drive away. Here, explore the 100-foot high tower at Richmond Castle sitting high above the River Swale. There are breathtaking views over Swaledale and plenty of riverside walks. The town’s large cobbled marketplace has traditional tea shops, an array of shops, and a fantastic Saturday market full of local produce.

Barnard Castle is eight miles in the opposite direction. Visit the popular Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle and Raby Castle, coupled with a trip to the weekly farmer’s market. The quaint high street has a wide choice of interesting shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants for every taste.

Gayles Hall Barns are easily accessible Yorkshire holiday cottages; the closest train stations are Darlington and Northallerton, and it is an hour’s drive to Newcastle airport. Especially well located for walkers and cyclists, there’s plenty of public footpaths, riverside walks, cycle paths, and bridleways to be found in the area. Explore some of the most unspoiled countryside that Yorkshire has to offer.


Extras during your stay

Holiday at Home offer more than just luxury self catering holiday homes. Choose from our food, drink, beauty and activities exclusives to make your stay even more memorable…

Private Dining

A great alternative to eating out. Celebrate a special occasion, or just take it easy, in the comfort of your luxury retreat with our partner chefs.


Beauty Treatments

Relax and improve your well-being with a treatment from our experienced therapists at your luxury holiday home. You can also give as a gift for someone’s stay.

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Beautiful Bouquets

Arrange fabulous flowers from our local florist. Bouquets are £30, £40 or £50. For an activity ask about group workshops.

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Capture a special occasion with a professional photographer at your picturesque holiday home; a perfect momento from your stay.

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Outdoor Activities

Enjoy the great outdoors and group activities such as paddle boarding, ropes courses, quad biking, kayaking, raft building, archery, and climbing.

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Yoga Sessions

Stay active on holiday with a nourishing classical hatha yoga session with Mike of Balance Sound and Yoga.

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Tunstall Meat Company

Enjoy a wide selection of fresh locally-reared meat from the butcher, delivered straight to the door of your North Yorkshire holiday home.

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Bon Coeur Fine Wines are an independent local wine merchant with over 25 years’ experience. Order a delivery straight to your holiday home.

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