family friendly holiday home yorkshire

Near Richmond, North Yorkshire



3 nights from
£1,329 - £2,206

Located at Greenbank Barns, Shorthorn is a spacious cottage perfectly made for your upcoming group gathering.

Nestled in the Yorkshire countryside lies the four-bedroom luxury cottage Shorthorn. Boasting the perfect entertainment space, this lavish countryside holiday home with a games room will keep you occupied for hours. Between the games room, hot tub, and beautiful scenery, what more could you ask for. This property has a lovely open-plan feel, so no matter where you are, you feel connected. Each and every bedroom features beautiful furnishings, complimenting the rest of the house perfectly, so everyone can lap in the luxuries. Make sure you make the most of the games room, featuring a pool table for hours of friendly competition!

Hot Tub Hot Tub
Games Room Games Room
Dog Friendly Dog Friendly
Easy Access Easy Access
Log Burner/Fire Log Burner/Fire
Ground Floor Bedroom Ground Floor Bedroom
Outside space Outside space
Offstreet Parking Offstreet Parking
Pub Under 1 Mile Pub Under 1 Mile
Shop Under 1 Mile Shop Under 1 Mile
Rural Location Rural Location


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This stunning four-bedroom luxury holiday cottage with a games room and a hot tub is the perfect group getaway. Set in the charming village of Ravensworth close to the Yorkshire Dales, and located midway between Richmond and Barnard Castle, Shorthorn sits alongside Dexter and The Farmhouse which make up the five-star accommodation of Greenbank Barns.

The spacious open plan kitchen and dining room are the heart of this large luxury cottage. It features a stylish breakfast bar, informal dining table, and a comfy seating area. A fantastic feature is the large patio doors, just waiting to be thrown open in the summer months out onto the stunning south-facing garden.

The spacious modern kitchen is well equipped to cater for up to 8 people with everything you need and more on a self-catering holiday. If you prefer to stay in for a special occasion or just to relax, take a look at private dining with our partner chefs.

This impressive barn conversion offers a spacious ground floor games room with pool table, high-beamed ceilings and overhead windows throw around plenty of natural light. This is the perfect family-friendly holiday space. It includes a widescreen TV and comfy seating, perfect for groups and an ideal place for entertaining.

Glass doors open through from the chill-out games room to the snug. This sitting room has an elegant seating area, a further widescreen TV and cosy log-burning stove; the perfect spot to settle down with a glass of wine after a day exploring the Yorkshire Dales. The snug looks directly out onto gorgeous private gardens, with glass patio doors opening straight onto the outdoor space with breathtaking views of the hills beyond.

There are four luxury bedrooms, all with private bathrooms.

The Master bedroom with grey walls and furnishings has a fixed king-size bed and a large en-suite bathroom with an overhead shower.

Bedroom two with duck egg blue walls has a king-sized bed that can be split into twins and an en-suite with a shower.

Bedroom three has beige walls and is situated on the ground floor. This bedroom features an en-suite shower room and a king-size bed that can be split into twins.

Bedroom four has pink furnishings and is situated on the ground floor with a king-size bed that can be split into twins. This bedroom has a house bathroom next door.

The gardens of this luxury holiday cottage with the hot tub are just as impressive as the inside. Greenbank Barns is set in several acres of Yorkshire countryside, and Shorthorn has a lovely private garden. Over the infinity wall, it drops down to a large paddock offering superb views of Holmedale valley.

A charcoal BBQ and outdoor furniture are provided for you to enjoy al fresco dining in the warmer months. The private hot tub is jacuzzi-style; enjoy the amazing views with a glass of bubbly whatever the weather on your group getaway.

There is free wi-fi throughout the holiday home and ample parking. The modern kitchen has a fridge freezer, dishwasher, wine cooler and is well-equipped for that home from home experience. Shorthorn includes high-quality bed linen, towels, bathrobes, and luxury toiletries. Included is a starter pack for the kitchen, fire and washing machine and tumble dryer in the utility room. And of course, enjoy a locally sourced welcome hamper.

With ground floor accommodation and just one step down into the kitchen and living areas, this large cottage is well suited to guests with reduced mobility. Please note we can have up to two dogs at Shorthorn however the garden at this dog-friendly cottage isn't fully enclosed.

The charcoal barbecue is in the style of the Big Green Egg. You can pre-order the charcoal for your arrival when booking or you can bring your own.

Sleeping 8 guests plus 2 young children, two travel cots and high chairs are available free of charge for family-friendly holidays. The travel cots include a normal waterproof base and a single sheet, please bring any additional bedding you need.

You don't have to leave the pooch at home, Shorthorn welcomes up to two dogs for a small charge per night. Please note the garden is not enclosed.

For a group getaway in this large holiday home, book the 4-bedroom Shorthorn and the 5-bedroom Farmhouse, with all guests able to gather together in Dexter's living and dining area.

Find out more about holding a small intimate wedding reception at Greenbank Barns, though note the venue doesn't hold a wedding licence.

There is plenty of parking outside is on gravel, and this leads onto a paved path that surrounds the house.

The majority of the floor space in Shorthorn at Greenbank Barns near Richmond is on the ground floor level. There is a small step in through the entrance door to the hallway. The hallway and downstairs bedrooms are on one level, a there is one step down into the kitchen and the games room. The large floor to ceiling glass doors that lead out to the garden and the hot tub. These have a small lip, but no step.

This makes it a fantastic house for a child-friendly holiday, and for guests with reduced mobility. There is a fitted stairgate at the top and bottom of the main staircase, so it is also baby-friendly.

For guests who have reduced mobility, there are two ground floor bedrooms with adjoining shower rooms. Both ground floor bathrooms have showers with a small step in. Upstairs is a luxury bedroom with a shower room. The master bedroom is large and has a shower over a bath.

In The Area

Shorthorn lies just off the A66 making it very accessible, though you wouldn’t tell once arrived with its views. A mile away is the pretty village of Ravensworth, known for Ravensworth Nurseries, the horticultural business, and the remains of the 14th century Grade I listed Ravensworth Castle near the village green. It also has a good village pub – The Bay Horse.

There are plenty of walks from Greenbank Barns and several good pubs with restaurants within a few miles. The local market towns are Richmond and Barnard Castle, with heritage sites to explore, weekly markets, and good cafes for a coffee after a spot of shopping. The Yorkshire Dales is just a short drive away; explore Malham Cove, Aysgarth Falls and pretty towns like Hawes and Middleham.


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