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Holiday Rental House -
2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Crayke, Easingwold, North Yorkshire, England

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Excellent - based on 17 reviews
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Carole B
North Elmham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A Welcome Retreat”
Reviewed 19 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

Barn Owl Cottage was an ideal base for our Yorkshire holiday. The cottage is wonderfully inviting, warm and cosy, equipped with everything you could need. The beds are really comfortable and the walk-in shower amazing! Wi-fi access enabled us to stay in contact with our family. Sadly it was not cold enough for us to light the wood burner. Maybe next time!

We went from the cottage to York, using the Park and RIde; to Whitby for seaside and fish and chips; to Castle Howard; across the moor to Helmsley and Rievaulx Abbey as well as dining at excellent local inns.

The owners were very helpful and the Welcome Pack provided was greatly appreciated. We are looking forward to a return visit.

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Liked best: The whole package.
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Annemieke...
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Beautiful and luxurious cottage in nice setting”
Reviewed 15 May 2015 for a stay in May 2015

We absolutely loved our stay at Barn Owl cottage and would definitely come again. The owners are very welcoming and friendly. The cottage has everything one could want for and more and is very clean.
A perfect spot to visit the Yorkshire Moors or Dales.

Travelling group: Tieners
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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L H
Attleborough, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Better than brilliant”
Reviewed 27 April 2015 for a stay in April 2015

We have stayed in many places over time - but this was by far the best. It had all you could want and then some.
Easy to find, magic views from kitchen window, central for just about everything north of the city of York.
I would recommend this to anyone and everyone.

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Liked best: arriving
Liked least: leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
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springhal...
Falmouth, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Nice barn conversion but at the side of a noisy road”
Reviewed 30 October 2014 for a stay in October 2014
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This was a nice conversion, very comfortable, well equipped, and with a very friendly welcome. The showers were good, though the en-site shower room very cosy! The beds comfy and the kitchen well stocked. Excellent food and pubs around and in a good place for touring the area.
The downside is the proximity to a fairly busy road, very busy at weekends, which surprised us since the road on the map looks quite quiet. The noise into the kitchen/sitting area is obvious despite double glazing. The bedrooms are furthest away so less of an issue. Some may not see this as an issue, not mentioned before on previous reviews, so just a reflection that we all had. I would recommend but only with a caution on the location.
The only other comment is that there was no landline and mobile reception was awful/ non existent; worrying in case of an emergency.

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Liked best: Warm and helpful welcome
Liked least: the road
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Charlie D
Calgary, Canada
1 review
“A Home away from Home”
Reviewed 4 October 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We arrived at this cottage to discover it was everything that was advertised. We were welcomed by the friendly owners. No details were left untouched. The kitchen was fully stocked with everything that you would need. The cottage was clean with a nice modern decor from bedding and luxurious walk in showers. The location was ideally situated close to all amenities and major routes to other areas in North Yorkshire. Just a short drive to York and the train station to whisk you away to other destinations. It was truly a home away from home and will recommend this location to friends and families!

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Liked best: The comfort of the home
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Friends
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HD247
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Perfect cottage in an ideal location.”
Reviewed 1 May 2014 for a stay in April 2014
1
person found this review helpful

Barn Owl Cottage is in the ideal location for visiting all areas of Yorkshire with fantastic views and stunning scenery. The cottage is spacious, spotlessly clean, well-equipped and the attention to detail in every room is outstanding. We loved the wood burner, wi-fi, comfy beds, exhilarating showers and the extensive library of information. This is truly a five star accommodation which we would highly recommend.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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Yor42
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Wonderful base in beautiful countryside”
Reviewed 24 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014

What a find. The cottage was so comfortable and warm, decor excellent and it was very well equipped. We loved being close enough to visit York but in the countryside, we came away feeling very refreshed and relaxed. Lovely walking in the area. We hope to visit again soon and will recommend to our friends.

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Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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