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This striking two-bedroom luxury cottage at Gayles Hall Barns offers rural bliss. Nestled in the Yorkshire Dales, Sheep Dip is a perfect break for small groups, a romantic getaway or a family holiday. There is also a jacuzzi-style hot tub, perfect relaxation after a long country walk or cycle.

  • 3 nights from £695
  • Sleeps 4
  • Bedrooms 2
  • Bathrooms 2

Key Features

Sheep Dip promises guests all the modern comforts needed for a luxury cottage with a boot room, farmhouse style kitchen, stylish living area with log burner and floor to ceiling stunning views. The two spacious bedrooms each have private bathrooms and doors opening out on to the rear garden which offers al fresco dining and a hot tub surrounded by acres of rolling hillsides.

  • Pub under 1 mile
  • Cosy Cottage
  • Fantastic Views
  • More Accessible
  • Log Burner
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Hot Tub
  • Dog Friendly
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About Sheep Dip

A striking two-bedroom holiday home with a mixture of traditional and contemporary features

At Gayles Hall Barn you will find Sheep Dip; a striking two-bedroom country house sitting next door to its big brother Shearing Shed. Located in the rural village of Gayles, North Yorkshire, Sheep Dip is surrounded by the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Dales. This is a large self-catering luxury cottage, perfect for any small group or family looking for rural bliss.

The heart of this Yorkshire holiday home is the welcoming farmhouse-style kitchen. It has a blend of original character features including oak beams and reclaimed furnishings to create a timeless feel. There is a large kitchen island, perfect to gather around with a glass of wine from the built-in wine cooler, or over a morning coffee. The kitchen is well-equipped with modern appliances and all the kitchenware you will need for a luxury self-catering break.

Next door is a large stylish living and dining area, with plenty of design-led contemporary interiors and lovingly restored traditional features. You will enjoy the log burning stove, while large glass windows frame the uninterrupted far-reaching views of the Dales beyond. There is no better spot to put your feet up, after a day exploring the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales.

The separate boot room is handy for storing muddy shoes after a day out adventuring and has a large sink. Here you will also find the washing machine and dryer.

The master bedroom flaunts fashionable grey hues with a king-size bed. Lazy lie-ins are the most tempting way to spend your morning, that is before opening the large patio doors straight out onto the private garden terrace. Next door is a stylish house bathroom with a walk-in rainfall shower and freestanding bath, the perfect place to soak away countryside strolls.

The second bedroom offers bold statement pieces with a botanical feel, and doors leading out to the rear garden. The super king-size bed can be split into two twin beds if preferred. Walk through to the stylish large en-suite bathroom, with a walk-in shower and separate bath.

Availability: Gayles Hall Barns is often booked as a whole, combining Sheep Dip & Shearing Shed together to make a large seven-bedroom property.


Step outside to enjoy your own private outdoor area, primarily at the back of this stunning cottage. Here you will find a barbecue and seating on the terrace for al fresco dining. Walk straight out from the master bedroom and enjoy your morning coffee on the terrace before a long soak in the private jacuzzi-style hot tub. For the most fantastic views, climb up the path to the top of the garden and look out over the house to the valley beyond and as far as the eye can see.


There is free wi-fi throughout and private parking on the gravel driveway outside. The modern kitchen has a full inventory for that home from home experience, including a fridge with a cool box, separate wine cooler, and dishwasher. There are washing facilities in the boot room, Smart TVs and a Bluetooth sound system. All our holiday homes include high-quality bed linen, towels, bathrobes, luxury toiletries, a starter pack for the kitchen, fire, and washroom, and of course a locally sourced welcome hamper.

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In the area…

Sheep Dip is discreetly tucked between the Yorkshire Dales, ideally positioned off the A66 Pennine Way and the A1 at Scotch Corner. Guests will find themselves within easy driving distance of many popular attractions and locations at this luxury cottage.

Our favourite grocery shop, with its own café and only a 10-minute drive away, is Mainsgill Farm Shop. The local pub, The Shoulder of Mutton in Kirkby Hill, is just over a mile away. Gilling West and Ravensworth are pretty local villages, with Yorkshire stone houses, gastropubs. We highly recommend a visit to The White Swan, especially on a Wednesday evening for burger night.

The historic and picturesque market town of Richmond is just a 10-minute drive away. Explore the 100-foot high tower at Richmond Castle, sitting high above the River Swale and with breathtaking views over Swaledale. There are plenty of riverside walks before you indulge in one of the many traditional tea shops and bakeries in the large cobbled marketplace.

Barnard Castle is eight miles in the opposite direction, and again is a great location for guests. Visit the popular Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle and Raby Castle, and we recommend the weekly farmer’s market. The quaint high street offers a wide choice of interesting shops, cafés, pubs and restaurants for every taste.

Gayles Hall Barns is the perfect base for walkers, ramblers and cyclists. There are many established riverside walks, cycle paths and bridleways in the local area, through some of the most unspoiled countryside Yorkshire has to offer.


Extras during your stay

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Beautiful Bouquets

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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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