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$195 / night
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The Owl Barn Cottage, Nr York – Home 6214210 Cottage

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Owl Barn Cottage, Nr York – Home 6214210

  • Cottage
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

Key Info

  • Child Friendly
  • Car essential
  • No pets allowed

Description from owner

Description

Tucked away in the Vale of York - The Owl Barn Holiday Cottage is the perfect place to take a holiday, a short break or spend the weekend. In the heart of rural North Yorkshire the cottage is only 8 miles / 20 minutes' drive from the iconic historical city of York.

Lovingly converted from vintage cart sheds the cottage is the ideal mix of beams and original features, combined with the very latest modern amenities. The two bedroom holiday cottage features one bedroom with a generous king size bed and a second bedroom offering the option of either a king or twin beds. The cottage also has two bathrooms, a spacious lounge, modern kitchen / dining area and a secluded paved courtyard with barbecue area and exclusive use of an outdoor hot tub.

The Owl Barn Holiday Cottage suits every taste and The Owl Barn Cottage's owners are passionate about providing superb hospitality, so not only is the cottage appointed to the highest possible standard, but extra luxury touches and services are also available to meet your every need,

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Families

  • Great for children of all ages
  • No pets allowed

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: King bed
  • 2 Full baths

Amenities

  • Wireless Internet
  • Jacuzzi or hot tub
  • Patio
  • Balcony or terrace
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Iron
  • TV
  • Satellite TV
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

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Access

  • Parking

Getting around

The Cottage is 2 miles from any public transport whatsoever, which in itself is a fairly limited rural service. The cottage however is in a perfect location for York Park & Ride service a circa 5-10 minute drive away as well as being convenient for Harrogate or the North Yorkshire coast.

Interaction with guest

Barry and Margaret are very happy to chat and advise on local facilities, things to do etc. (Or alternatively let guests totally do their own thing) . One of us will generally meet people when they arrive and do a quick show round - we can generally then tell if people want to chat or be left in peace! We also leave guests our mobile numbers and encourage guests to contact us ,should they need any help whatsoever. We also usually check by text that all is well at some point during the guests stay.

Policies

Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
Payment
This rental can only be paid for online through FlipKey using your credit/debit card or PayPal (never by bank or wire transfer).

Damage deposit: ($68.95) £50.00
Smoking
No smoking at this property

Cancellations

Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

100% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least two weeks before check-in.

2 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 2 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Minimum Age of principal renter is 25 years old. Bookings for 2 adults are based on the use of one bedroom ( the second bedroom will not be accessible) unless by prior arrangement. For groups of 4 adults please detail your group's make up - i.e. couples, all girls etc. at the time of booking. Children under 12 are not allowed in the hot tub for health and safety reasons. the hot tub must be vacated by 12 midnight in consideration of neighbors.

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About the owner

Margaret S.
Response rate:
95%
Calendar last updated:
13 Oct 2021
Years listed:
6
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English, French

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Reviews

Excellent
57 reviews

Excellent
53
Very Good
2
Average
0
Poor
1
Terrible
1

“Lovely stay near York”

Reviewed 20 Aug 2021

Great quiet, clean place within easy reach of York city. Hot tub was an absolute treat highly recommended

“High expectations”

Reviewed 13 Aug 2021

After reading all the reviews we booked this cottage for a 4 night break. Our expectations were quite high reading how clean and comfortable the cottage was. The reality was far from the 5 star revi… More

Response from the owner I am so sorry for the delayed response to your review, for some reason I didn’t get an alert so I have only just seen it. Naturally I was upset to read about your disappointment with some aspects of your stay. Quite clearly the massive summer demand and short turnarounds have taken their toll on our normally high standards of cleanliness and maintenance. I am however pleased to report that we took the cottage off sale to enable us to rectify all the issues identified during your stay and have implemented new procedures for cleaners to identify and report new issues as well as scheduling in regular maintenance breaks. Once again my sincere apologies for you disappointment. Kind Regards Margaret

“Lovely but disappointing”

Reviewed 30 Jul 2021

First impressions were great.. lovely wee cottage, clean bit started noticing things as the time went in .. ( we were there for a week ) Firstly .. courtyard needs some TLC , painted, and some comfy … More

Response from the owner I am so sorry for the delayed response to your review, for some reason I didn’t get an alert so I have only just seen it. Naturally I was upset to read about your disappointment with some aspects of your stay. The massive summer demand and short turnarounds have clearly taken their toll on our normally high standards of maintenance. I am however pleased to report that we took the cottage off sale to enable us to rectify all the issues identified during your stay and have implemented new procedures for cleaners to identify and report new issues as well as scheduling in regular maintenance breaks. The worrying drain problem remains a mystery to us.It has never happened before or since ? Finally I am also sorry you felt neglected - many guests prefer their privacy and minimal contact from us. it is tricky to get this right. Kind Regards Margaret PS I dropped the welcome pack i used to provide , as items were often unused and wasted.

“Home away from home”

Reviewed 16 Jul 2021

Second time that my partner and I have chosen to stay at the Owl Barn cottage and it is likely it will not be our last. This is a perfect base for exploring North Yorkshire. We have been to York, Harr… More

“Perfect retreat in great location”

Reviewed 14 May 2021

Lovely 2 bed modern cottage with great hot tub & private courtyard. 2 bathrooms which worked well & 2 good size bedrooms. Kitchen had everything I needed to cook at night. Teenager was happy… More

“Very enjoyable stay”

Reviewed 1 May 2021

The cottage is easy to find with the directions given by Margaret (the owner) and was spotless and covid19 cleaned to a high standard. Everything was as advertised including a nice, hot, hot tub when … More

“Lovely & relaxing”

Reviewed 14 Sep 2020

Really beautiful place. Would definitely recommend. Mags was wonderful & friendly on our arrival. Will definitely be going back.

“Lovely break”

Reviewed 10 Aug 2020

Had a lovely break at owl barn cottage.Margaret was so welcoming and friendly when we arrived we felt comfortable straight away. The cottage was clean and had all the amenities that we needed.The hot … More

“Lovely secluded cottage within easy reach of York”

Reviewed 22 Jan 2020

Margaret was a lovely and friendly host, and the cottage itself was beautifully finished throughout. Underfloor heating kept it cosy all day and night and the log burner and jacuzzi where also great … More

“Excellent midweek break”

Reviewed 6 Nov 2019

My partner and I stayed here for a couple of nights at the end of october, the cottage is beautiful and very well looked after, would highly recommend if you are looking for a relaxing break.

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FAQs

How do I find more info about the property?

You can get in touch with Margaret (the owner) through the contact form on this page.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to send the owner a message.

What if I have questions before I book?

Send Margaret (the owner) an email through the contact form on this page. Alternatively, if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

How do I contact Margaret (the owner)?

Send an email through the contact form on this page. Or if there’s a phone number on this page, you can call them.

If you’ve already booked, go to Manage your booking to view Margaret the owner's contact details or send them a message.

What's the difference between 'Book your stay' and 'Contact the owner/manager'?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online and send Margaret (the owner) a booking request. You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then

Or send Margaret (the owner) an inquiry through the Contact the owner/manager form if you’d like a quote or more info first.

What is a booking request?

When you pay online through the Ready to book? form, a booking request is sent to Margaret (the owner). You’ll find out within 24 hours whether they’ve accepted - no money will leave your account before then.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

How do I know my booking is safe?

To book this property you need to pay through the Flipkey website. Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection. This means that in the unlikely event that you’re prevented or denied access to the property when you check in, we’ll offer a full refund for the stay.

Find out more about booking safely.

How do I know what it will cost for my stay?

Simply enter your dates in the Ready to book? form to calculate the cost of your stay.
Click Book now to see a full breakdown of the price.

You can also request a quote from Margaret (the owner) through the contact form. The owner will email you the total cost for your dates and a link to book and pay online.

How do I know if my booking request has been accepted?

You’ll receive an email within 24 hours to let you know. Or you can check in Manage your booking. No money will leave your account unless it’s accepted.

How do I pay for my vacation?

Use the Ready to book? form to pay provisionally online. You can pay by credit/debit card or PayPal. Margaret (the owner) will have 24 hours to accept the booking and no money will leave your account before then.

If you’ve been sent a quote, simply accept it and pay online through the email we sent you. You can also do this in Manage your booking.

Only bookings paid for through our site are covered by our trusted Payment Protection.

Why can't I call Margaret (the owner) before booking?

You can exchange contact details with the property owner/manager once your booking is confirmed and you’ve paid in full. Paying and communicating only through our platform allows us to ensure that your booking is covered by our Payment Protection policy.

If you have any questions before booking, you can send the property owner/manager a message via the contact form on their listing. Once you’ve booked, you can discuss the rental and make arrangements for your trip by logging into Manage your booking.

How do damage deposits work?

In most cases, you don’t pay a damage deposit up front. Instead, we save your payment details securely and you’re only charged in the event of damage to the property.

Occasionally, you will pay a damage deposit up front as part of the total rental cost. In this case, the owner has 10 days after you check out to report any damage. If they don’t, we’ll return your deposit. If their claim is successful, we’ll deduct the agreed cost and return the remainder.

How can I view and manage my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to view all your booking details, pay the balance of your booking or cancel it if you need to.

How do I pay the balance of my booking?

You can pay the remaining balance of your booking at any point. Simply go to Manage your booking and click Pay now.

We’ll automatically charge the balance payment to the same payment method 10 days before it’s due. Go to Manage your booking to see when the payment will be taken.

How can I withdraw my booking request?

You’ll need to contact Margaret (the owner) to do this. Send them a message in Manage your booking or through the contact form on this page.

How do I cancel my booking?

Go to Manage your booking to cancel your booking. Here you can view your cancellation policy to see if you’ll be refunded.

How do I make changes to my booking?

You can request to change the dates or number of people on your booking via the Manage your booking page. To change your dates use the Edit booking button. If you need to change the number of guests staying then send Margaret (the owner) a message.

If Margaret (the owner) agrees, they’ll send you a revised quote outlining the changes. You can review and accept/decline this from the Manage your booking page. You’ll have 48 hours to take action before the revised quote expires.

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