|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Suitable for childrenYes
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|Theme||Historic, Romantic, Away from it all, Rural, Village|
Description from the owner
The Little Barn is a cosy 17th C traditional detached stone barn set in a spacious, peaceful garden flanked by two farms in the lovely moorland village of Lockton. Thoughtfully modernised and retaining all the character, this oak beamed barn provides an ideal base for exploring this most beautiful and diverse area of Yorkshire.
The Little Barn sleeps four. The Gallery bedroom is up a steep open staircase and has twin beds which can be linked to form a Kingsize bed.The Birdwatchers bedroom is downstairs with lovely views of the apple trees and garden. There is a lounge/dining room which opens to the apex of the roof and has comfortab...Read more
THE LITTLE BARN, quaint 17th C cottage in Nat.Park
Pickering, North Yorkshire, England
Additional Location Information
The Little Barn lies in the moorland village of Lockton which is 5 miles north of the market town of Pickering, on the A169.
Lockton is flanked by moorland and forestry and is within 30 minutes drive of the quaint seaside villages of Robin Hoods Bay and Staithes and 20 minutes drive from Whitby ,
Historic York is reached by car in 40 minutes along the A64 which runs from Leeds to Scarborough.
The North York Moors Railway runs through nearby Newtondale Valley and the steam train can be caught at Pickering.
Location Type Away from it all, Rural, Village
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in GBP) (change)
|Rate Summary||$53||$53||$489 - $594||$0||2 nights|
|Nov. 3 2012 - Dec. 14 2012
|Dec. 15 2012 - Jan. 5 2013
|Jan. 22 2013 - Mar. 29 2013
|Mar. 30 2013 - Apr. 5 2013
|Apr. 6 2013 - Apr. 26 2013
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|Apr. 27 2013 - Jun. 28 2013
|Jun. 29 2013 - Aug. 30 2013
|Aug. 31 2013 - Oct. 25 2013
|Oct. 26 2013 - Dec. 20 2013
|Dec. 21 2013 - Jan. 3 2014
Christmas and New Year
|All Other Dates||$45||$45||$527||-||2 nights|
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- DOG - $5 / day - Other - extra cleaning
- DOG - $15 / week - Other - extra cleaning
- Cost per person per night - $45 / person - Per-Person Adjustment - Price quoted ( i.e. £30- £35) is per person per night on a sliding scale depending on number of guests,length of stay and time of year. .For e.g. Two nights for 2 people is £120. Two nights for 4 people is £200 in High Season and £175 in Mid Season.
Additional notes from owner
N.B RATES DESCRIBED PER WEEK NIGHT ARE PER ADULT PER NIGHT.
i.e. A two night stay for two persons will be £120 in Mid Season.
Please Note: All our prices include a Welcome Pack with TWO GENEROUS DAYS FULL ENGLISH BREAKFAST materials with sausage and bacon sourced locally, fresh eggs from our village, mushrooms and tomatoes, hot drinks, bread and butter, conserves, semi- skimmed milk and orange juice.
In addition we have a large choice of tinned and packet goods for your use and a Village shop which stocks almost everything!
JUST ONE LESS THING FOR YOU TO WORRY ABOUT!
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What Past Guests Are Saying
We had a very warm welcome from Judi & James in fact due to the inclement weather Judi phoned me prior to departure to inform us that they had no snow the Barn itself was comfortable and the larder was well stocked plus having breakfast supplied for 2 days we found that we were able to cook a full dinner using all the cooking facilities with ease also you are able to tell Judi about any special food requirements and she will get them if available. The dogs were made very welcome and had the use of the garden plus a 8 acre field if required we only wish that the weather had been somewhat warmer but did not stop us going to Whitby for Fish & Chips sat on pier to eat them also got my Kippers we would recommend a stay here as it is good value for money and you are made really welcome will go back again during warmer weather.
Considerate and generous hosts in a lovely part of the world
We had a weekend break in this cottage in January. The owners live in the cottage next door and were extremely welcoming and helpful. The food cupboards were packed with everything visitors might need to prepare meals in the cottage. Lockton is a small village on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors and provides the starting point for some lovely walks in the area. The photos show a fireplace with fire tongs etc so we were expecting an open fire or stove but were disappointed to find it is just a "feature" and holds an electric fire. A downside for us was that we prefer a double bed but are not agile enough to get up and down the steepish stairs to the gallery where it is housed. Overall though, a lovely little cottage in a beautiful area. We especially enjoyed walking down the back lanes to the pub for dinner (bring torches to light your way).
Mountain biking and walking all from the door - what more could
The Little Barn is great value for money in a brilliant location.
The rain (flooding in much of the UK at the beginning of the week) didn't stop us getting out and about and exploring the area. I walked miles each day on the moors with the dog, while my husband mountain biked in Dalby Forest, (there is a cycle path from Lockton to the forest so he didn't even have to ride on the main road - for someone with no road sense this was a bonus!) and also he expored the many bridleways on the moors.
Then in the evenings we were able to catch up after our escapades, in the cosy lounge / dining area and plan our next days adventures, while the dog slept soundly at our feet dreaming of all the deer he had spotted during the day.
We were there for 8 days and only used the car a couple of times. Once for a rest day in Whitby (essential trip to get some fresh kippers!), and then for a wander round Pickering (where there is a decent sized Co-op).
We were able to cook some delicious meals in the well laid out kitchen,including some very substantial breakfasts from the ingredients provided. The food cupboard containing basics was an added bonus.
James and Judi were very helpful and accommodating enabling a couple of friends to come and stay with us for the weekend, and ensured that everything was OK without being intrusive.
We have definately got more to do in the area and will be booking a return visit in the future - hopefully when the steam trains are running as I want to get the train further afield and then walk back across the moors.
We have already been recommending The Little Barn to all our dog walking and mountain biking friends.
Perth, Western Australia
Little Cottage with a Big Heart
This fabulous little haven of peace and calm at the edge of the North York Moors is not to be missed. The generous and capable hosts provide as much provisioning as we have seen in all our travels, including yummy local produce for breakfast and a cupboard full of food to use! The little cottage is set off a courtyard behind their own 17th Century Cottage but our own privacy was total. The kitchen is a challenge but worth conquering as all equipment is present and in great working order. Central heating works really well and the lounge is a delight, with a real cottagey feel. Waking up in the birdfeeders bedroom the window opens onto a mass of birdlife on the lawn and trees. Surrounding moorland gives spectacular views from lookouts and access to the lovely old town of Whitby to the North, with its busy harbour and 8th Century abbey; and to the majestic City of York with its ancient streets and towering Minster. Castle Howard, where the original 'Brideshead Revisited' was filmed, is a short drive through the old market towns of Pickering and Malton and well worth the journey. But most of all the little village of Lockton itself is a real step-back in time and a stroll to its village store across the village cross or to the old Church of St Giles transports one back to a World I thought was gone forever; as does the steam train that runs through the neighbouring village of Levisham. Add a fantastic local pub - the Fox & Rabbit - where wonderful food is served,and you could not ask for more!
Kay and Duncan
Excellent base from which to explore the Yorkshire moors.
Had a wonderful time at 'The Little Barn'- very quaint, cosy, clean and fully equipped with everything you can think of, including a well stocked kitchen and bathroom! James and Judi were very welcoming and friendly. There is so much to see and do in the area. We would definately stay here again.
It was peaceful relaxation in beautiful surroundings with excell
Although we only stayed at the Little Barn for 3 nights, it was three nights of pure joy. The weather was kind to us and the company (ie New friends who we had met on a previous holiday)was superb.We found Judy and James Fisk to be most accommodating hosts who were there to greet us on arrival, and gave us a thorough introduction to all
aspects of the Little Barn.
We were delighted with the amazingly well stocked fridge which contained 2 days worth of breakfast food, and cupboards which were also well stocked. We have never experienced anything like that before at any other B & B.
The Little Barn is very quaint and although small, has everything you could possibly need to make your stay unforgettably splendid. There is a comfortable sitting room with a well stocked bookcase, and a TV/DVD player and a selection of Dvd's.
There are 2 bedrooms. The main one is downstairs and has a beautiful view of the garden and the birds on the feeders. The second bedroom is up a very step staircase, so you have to be fairly mobile to negotiate the stairs! The beds are very comfortable.
Downstairs there is a fairly large bathroom with a modern shower.
Because we were lucky with the weather, we were able to sit out in the beautiful, spacious, cottage type garden which was a mass of colour from the many varieties of plants and shrubs. The other delight was the sheer number and variety of birds ever present on the feeders... which were topped up each day by James.
The Little Barn is in the pretty village of Lockton which is about 5 miles from Pickering in North Yorkshire. It is ideally situated for visiting the North Yorkshire moors, including Heartbeat country, and Places on the coast like Whitby and Scarborough which are only a few miles away. York is also fairly close.
All four of us thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and will not hesitate to return in the near future.
Thank you James and Judy.
Tranquil Get away
The Little Barn is in a lovely location, the village and surroundings are idyllic.The barn itself is well appointed and although self catering you have the option of a chooosing either the provisions to cook a full english or a continental breakfast for the first few mornings, a thoughtful idea.
Richard & Sue
A Little Gem!
What a great place. Lovely location, superbly equiped and very peaceful.
Special mention too for the owners/hosts who couldn't have done anything more to make our stay such a good one.
Home away from home
My partner and I spent a wonderful 3 nights at The Little Barn at the end of May. Upon arrival we discovered our hosts had filled our fridge with delicious goodies - bacon, sausages, eggs, milk, butter, jams and a whole lot more. There was a well stocked pantry, too. This was not part of the arrangement, just a huge and very generous welcome gift. The Little Barn was clean and everything that we needed was provided. The beds were comfortable - we stayed in the birdwatchers room and it was such a delight to wake up and watch the birds feeding each morning. It was decorated in a very "homey" kind of way, but that just added to its charm. Our hosts Judi and James were friendly and helpful. They loaned us books on the area and walking guides, maps etc. Lockton was a tiny little hamlet but was quite central - lots of good walks close by and only a short drive to Pickering. I would certainly stay there again if I was in the area and would have no hesitation in recommending it to others.
very wet but pleasent stay
judi and her husband were friendly but unobtrusive. the cottage had all that we required for our stay and was very clean the only let down was the weather and the lack of local amenities all things considered a pleasent stay
Couldn't have asked for more.
We haven't stayed anywhere as cosy as this in a long time. The property is furnished to a very high specification and spotlessly clean. The beds are ultra comfortable and we had the best night's sleep ever. The kitchen is jampacked full of appliances, pots and crockery. The breakfast materials (very generous) ensure that you don't have to drive around late at night when you arrive looking for milk and eggs- a unique touch. There is a plentiful supply of pasta, canned food etc for quick meals in.
There is a goldmine of information in the property about attractions in the surrounding area. We recommend the drive to Whitby and fish and chips at the Magpie cafe there- not cheap but certainly memorable. Also, there are stunning views whilst driving to Levisham to take the North York Moors railway.
Judi and James were gracious hosts, very welcoming and always accessible. They went out of their way to ensure our comfort, providing a separate bin for our baby's nappies and also finding a travel cot from elsewhere for us.
Mobile reception is practically non-existent but in the end this was a bonus as we had a really peaceful time.
The only downside- we should have booked longer! Next time it will be a week. Hopefully the weather will oblige and we'll be able to enjoy the beautifully tended garden as well.
Wonderful Christmas Break
My wife and I stayed at the little barn for Christmas this year and had a wonderful time. Judi and James couldn't be more welcoming and the village and surrounding area was perfect for our holiday. We even managed to cook a full Christmas turkey with all the trimmings in the kitchen!
Bob and Joyce
Wellfleet, MA, USA
We were very comfortable in The Little Barn-very warm and cozy. The beds were comfortable which is number 1 in importance to us. Judi and James were very helpful in giving us info about the area. We were there to walk the moors and Judi loaned us several books and maps of the nearby trails and footpaths. Lockton is an interesting little village and not far from Pickering with lots of history and charm. There were food supplies in the fridge for several breakfasts and for coffee or tea. We look forward to visiting again.
Mountain bikers' Nirvana
The welcome that we received was truly the best we've ever experienced. The cottage is equiped with everything that you could need. Set in a beautiful village which is peaceful and relaxing but close enough to facilites. The cottage is as close as could be to the Lower Dalby forest mountain biking centre, with a cycle way running along the back of the cottage to connect you to it, secure storage for bikes and a hosepipe to clean them with. There are two great pubs nearby and a very nice coffee shop in the village with a gallery. We're planning to return asap.
Response from Mrs Judi Fisk - 11/14/2011
Perfect! Thank you so much for your trouble.
Lets hope this brings in some bikers!
Judi and James
Perfect holiday home!
We had a great stay in The Little Barn! Beautifully renovated and very comfortable. The cottage has two bedrooms, one downstairs and one upstairs reached by a steep staircase. Children would love the upstairs bedroom!! Kitchen is modern with all you need to self-cater. Judi and James are great hosts and a welcome pack of breakfast items is ready for your arrival, really thoughtful touch, as the nearest shop is quite a way. The cottage is set in a lovely garden and Lockton is a really pretty little village. Location is great too, just off the Whitby to Pickering road. This is the nicest accommodation we've ever stayed in; we were able to take our 2 Birman kittens and our dog as well!!
A haven from the outside world. Fabulous. Magic. Words cannot describe how good the quality of the accommodation; its little extras; its location; and the friendliness of Judi and James (and of course Jess). We will be back.
Very quaint and wonderful place
Loved this place. Very peaceful, relaxing holiday. Would love to visit again next year. Thank you for your hospitality.
We felt very relaxed knowing that Judi & James were on hand to impart local knowledge. The Little Barn is also equally situated between lots of the tourist spots. Some examples being Whitby, Goathland (Heartbeat) and Helmsley for Rivaux abbey.
ian and michele
perth, western australia
Absolutely brilliant farmstay in a charming village
James and Judi were the perfect hosts. Little Barn was warm, lovely and comfortable. The homely touches of eggs, butter, bacon, sausages, juice and milk in the fridge, bread on the bench, and loads of canned and dried goods in the cupboard were very welcome and a great surprise. It was the best equipped little cottage we have ever stayed in.
Charming rustic cottage in a superb rural village location
We enjoyed a fabulous week staying in The Little Barn. Spotlessly clean, comfortable and well-equipped, it had lots of olde worlde charm and was a great place to come back to after a day's walking. Loved looking out at the birds and the delightful garden from the 'Bird-watchers' bedroom! Also a big thank you to Judi and James - really friendly owners who gave us a great 'breakfast welcome pack' and tips on where to go.
Lockton is a beautiful village with a quaint shop/cafe and some great pubs close by. There was also no shortage of things to do in the area... we recommend Whitby/Sandsend and a trip on the North York Moors Steam Train.
Overall, fantastic value for money and we can't wait to go back!
Old Word Charm in delightful setting.
Lovely little barn full of old world charm. The owners, James and Judi, who live nearby, make you feel very welcome, in fact their 'welcome pack' is so generous it lasted us all week! It is very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The only reason I haven't given 5 stars for comfort is because the stairs to the loft bedroom are very steep and would be difficult for some people to negotiate. It is also worth noting that all the beds are single beds so no good for a romantic weekend unless you want to get very cosy!
The situation in the pretty village of Lockton is perfect for exploring the moors and coast.
The Little Barn With The Big Welcome
We are repeat guests because of the warm welcome from Judie & James,the high standards, if you need anything extra you only have to ask Judie, freedom to come & go as we please,the peaceful location,the convenient village shop/tea rooms, the close proximity to the moors, the forests, the north yorkshire moors railway & the coast.For us The Little Barn is as near to Heaven on Earth as you can get.