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The ultimate luxury hideaway for family and friends in North Yorkshire. Escape to total bliss at The Barn, our latest barn conversion hidden within acres of glorious countryside. This idyllic family-friendly Yorkshire holiday cottage is located near Piercebridge and offers both a rural retreat and a perfect celebration house, only a short drive away from top tourist attractions, Michelin star restaurants and excellent pub grub. Think long lunches, rural rambles and evenings star gazing in the hot tub!

  • 3 nights from £1175
  • Sleeps 8
  • Bedrooms 4
  • Bathrooms 2

Key Features

This five-star family-friendly holiday cottage makes the most idyllic stay for groups seeking a memorable luxury escape. Enjoy panoramic countryside views, an outdoor hot tub, spacious bedrooms, bathrooms with with heavenly bathtubs, a well-equipped kitchen and a cosy snug with log burner. This dog-friendly holiday home also has a shared games room next door, perfect for entertaining all ages.

  • Free Bike Hire
  • Bar
  • Fishing Lake
  • Riverside Walks
  • More Accessible
  • Log Burner
  • Al Fresco Dining
  • Dog Friendly
  • Games Room
  • Hot Tub
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About The Barn

The ultimate Yorkshire escape for groups...

The Barn is a stylish and contemporary self-catering retreat, offering a slice of country living on modern terms. One of a collection of luxury hideaways at Pinkney Carr Farm, this epic homestay sits amongst 250 acres of rolling countryside, woodland, gardens and riverbanks. You’re ideally located to go exploring, and being dog friendly too it’s a great house to enjoy with your pooch in tow. Step inside this perfect family-friendly holiday cottage… 

Step Inside…  

At the heart of this luxury holiday home is the large social kitchen, combining rustic features such as the vaulted beamed ceilings, hand crafted cabinets, and an Aga, with all the state-of-the-art appliances and modern home comforts needed to cook up a storm. Seating is around the feature kitchen island, and we highly recommend booking The Barn’s chef Bea who will prepare your very own Thai feast.

Adjoining is the stylish snug, made cosy with a roaring log burner and a large sumptuous velvet sofa. With soft cushions and throws to snuggle into, sip wine by the fire or enjoy a game of monopoly or a good book. The large wall-mounted television features Sky, with a full package including movies and Sky Sports. Above the snug is a mezzanine bedroom accessed via a ladder, giving an additional hideaway perfect for two teens looking for their own space. 

Through to the hallway, think industrial, design-led interiors with exposed stonework and antiques including a vintage motorcycle. This leads to the bedrooms, each of which are chic with a cosy twist. There is also a spacious boot room with sink; it’s also perfect for the dogs, and is somewhere to clean muddy paws after a dog-friendly day out in the Yorkshire Dales. 

When the warmer months roll around, fling open the doors onto the enticing private outdoor space with a fire pit, alfresco dining, and a bubbling hot tub. Guests love to soak up the stunning views of the ever-changing scenery outdoors while listening to great music on the indoor/outdoor Bose surround sound system. The large glass doors between rooms inside the house offer plenty of light throughout the year. This is a truly idyllic family-friendly holiday home in Yorkshire. 

The Bedrooms…  

There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as an additional hideaway mezzanine for two. 

On the ground floor are two spacious bedrooms each with their own unique style. One has a large leather Super king-sized bed, the second bedroom has a king-sized bed, and they share the most stunning family bathroom. A deep free-standing copper bathtub sits on the rustic mosaic tiles, ideal for soaking muscles after long walks in the country. There’s a separate large walk-in shower.

Upstairs is the master suite, balancing contemporary and idyllic, romantic and bright. Think natural hues, tassel throws, eye-catching artwork, and the most fantastic walk-in wardrobe. The large en-suite includes a decadent free-standing copper bathtub and a separate walk-in shower. Early nights in the Egyptian linen on this super king-sized bed are essential. Or, curl up in the ultra-comfy hammock-style hanging chair on the private balcony overlooking the courtyard.

The mezzanine bedroom sleeps two in twin beds, hidden above the snug. Throw open the windows and look out through the large telescope and enjoy views across rolling fields beyond. Accessed via a ladder, this room is fun for teenagers or friends sharing; we don’t recommend it for young children or guests with limited mobility due to the access and the fact it is not enclosed.


Lap up the natural beauty of the surrounding countryside as you light up the fire pit in the evening, or watch the endless sunsets and spot stars under the moonlit sky. There is a large outdoor table for alfresco dining, as well as a gas barbecue. The log-burning hot tub in the private courtyard outdoors is great fun at any time of day.

From avid walkers to those wanting a casual stroll, guests are welcome to explore the extensive grounds. There’s a choice of different length walks on offer through the farmland, woodlands and along the riverbanks.

The Workshop

Next door to The Barn, you will find the Workshop where you can pick up a pizza and drinks, this is a newly converted space shared among the four luxury hideaways at Pinkney Carr Farm. A very cool design, it’s open every day with plenty of space to enjoy, as well as the ultimate games room perfect for all kinds of family fun. Enjoy a game of pool with the kids, table tennis, or bring your pizzas back to The Barn for some private alfresco dining at your luxury abode.

Enquire about the personalised picnic package to take out for the day in your very own vintage car which is available to rent. The Workshop also features a fantastic yoga space with classes, and yoga retreats are on offer each month throughout the year.

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The Barn sleeps 8 guests, with 6 guests across 3 bedrooms plus 2 guests in the mezzanine bedroom accessed up a ladder from the snug. Families with young children can request a cot and a high chair free of charge. Linen, towels, bathrobes, a small selection of toiletries, logs, and a welcome hamper are all included.

The stunning kitchen includes a large American fridge-freezer, microwave and electric oven as well as an Aga, dishwasher, and full kitchen inventory for a home-from-home experience. A fantastic sound system runs throughout the house, accessible through the wi-fi. There is wi-fi throughout and designated parking for 3 cars outside the Workshop.

Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome at a small additional cost per night. They are certain to enjoy the many walks in the area, and please note the garden isn’t enclosed.

Discover all the area has to offer…  

There is plenty on offer nearby The Barn, including two of our favourite local restaurants in the area. Middleton Lodge only 10-minute drive away, offering fine dining, delicious cocktails and gorgeous grounds to explore. Even closer and within 30 minutes walking distance is The Fox Hole at Piercebridge which offers local ales and posh pub grub to impress. Make sure you pop into Piercebridge Organic Farm Shop which offers award-winning free-range organic meat and eggs on a family-run 300-acre farm and pick up a picnic or Ulnaby Farm Shop is also nearby.  

Darlington is the closest town to The Barn, with a wide range of shops, cafes, restaurants, and pubs. We can recommend a delicious artisan pizza from Stable Hearth in the centre of town. For a local ale and some live music, check out the Forum Music Centre before enjoying some comfort street food from Salt nearby. If you are celebrating, Michelin-starred modern food can be found at the Raby Hunt only a short drive away.

For a little bit of history, Raby Castle is one of the UK’s most impressive medieval castles and is only a short drive from The Barn. A lovely walk around High Force, one of the UK’s most spectacular waterfalls, is located within the Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, where roe deer and rabbits can be spotted as you explore the enchanting forests and valleys.  

After a family day out exploring the Yorkshire Dales, a trip to Archers Ice Cream parlour is a must-visit where you can see young calves frolicking in the fields before entering the milking parlour opposite to make the freshest ice cream.  

The towns of Richmond in North Yorkshire and Barnard Castle in Country Durham are a 20-minute drive away. Each offers a cobbled marketplace, with thriving shops and eateries, picturesque riverside walks, and a medieval castle. We love the impressive ruins at Easby Abbey and the famous Bowes Museum. The perfect family day out in Yorkshire.  


Holiday at Home offers more than just luxury family-friendly Yorkshire holiday cottages. Choose from our food, drink, beauty and activities exclusives to make your stay even more memorable…

The Workshop

The Workshop is a fun shared space, perfect for social gatherings offering our guests a pool table, ping pong, and darts.

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Pizza Nights

Tucked away in The Workshop, you’ll be excited to discover a pop up pizza restaurant. Guests can pre-order their favourite toppings from the pizza menu.

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Thai Nights

Host your very own homemade Thai food night. Chef Bea will prepare from scratch, cook and serve right from the comfort of your luxury holiday home.

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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.


Wine Delivery

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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Picnic Touring

The ultimate day out for any couple or group  of up to four wanting to explore the hidden beauty of the Yorkshire Dales in a vintage-style car.

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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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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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Yoga Sessions

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

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