Why we love it
A great spot to explore Yorkshire from, with walks from the door, a BBQ on the patio, and a wood burner to cuddle up by at day’s end
What you'll love
Dogs will love
- Finding the bowls, treats and towels left for them
- A choice of enclosed gardens!
- Sitting next to their humans on their sofa throw
Humans will love
- Taking a bath after a long day exploring the local area
- Devouring the welcome hamper
- Spending the night in front of the wood burner
The Terrace Barn is a wonderful spot from which to explore the beautiful Yorkshire Dales, with the Moors just a stones throw away - settle down in its beautiful landscape. Surrounded by patchwork fields, your place is backed by a patio area, looking out on the countryside with woodland in the far distance. You’ll find yourself out here for breakfast al fresco, or out using the BBQ at lunchtime for some grilled treats. Inside, you’ll find the place as outfitted and comfortable as your own home, making it easy to lie back and concentrate on relaxing. With so many walks straight from the front door, as well as a choice of enclosed gardens to frolic in, your dog is totally spoilt for choice and will love ending the day beside you on their dog blanket on the sofa. Your highlight will likely be a tall drink in the bath, and you can both stretch out by the wood burner as night closes in.
- 1 x King room
- En suite bathroom with a shower, WC and sink
- Shower room with toilet and sink
- Shower gel, shampoo and conditioner provided
- Washing machine and dryer
Living and relaxing
- Open plan living room with sofas and a wood burner
- Paved enclosed terrace with seating for four
- Smart TV with Netflix
- Books and board games
Cooking and dining
- Kitchen including electric oven, induction hob, fridge freezer, dishwasher and coffee machine
- Cooking basics supplied - tea, coffee, milk and oil
- Butchers block table with two stools in the kitchen
- Dining table with seating for four
- Welcome hamper including freshly ground Columbian coffee, local artisan Wensleydale cheese, bread and pork pie (or V alternative), butter, pickle, a bottle of wine and local Black Sheep beer.
For the dog
- Enclosed garden to the rear of the barn, this includes the paved west facing terrace along with grassed areas either side. Close the gates to make it fully enclosed!
- Furry blanket
- Dog towel
- Dog bowls
- Check in 1630
- Check out 1100
- £5 per dog per night
- 22kW EV charger available, capable of charging your electric car in a few hours!
- Parking is directly outside the barn
You should know
- The owners have a 12-year-old chocolate Labrador called Ruby, who’d love to meet you and might be there on arrival
- No dogs on the bed, only on the sofa if using the dog blanket provided
- There is a secondary space which guests can use, which is at the potting shed in the vegetable garden. This space is made available if guests want to sit in the sun for lunch, as the terrace gets the sun in the afternoon and evening.
In the neighbourhood
- Anyone for a walk? Well, you’re in luck, there are some fantastic ones nearby. The Ripon Rowel Walk, which starts directly outside the barn is a 50-mile circular walk around Ripon. There’s also Hack Fall just 15 minutes away, which is a steep woodland walk with Georgian Follies dotted along the way – along the river Ure
- If the dog’s a keen history buff (signs include panting, and woofing), then you might like to go out to the Druid Temple on The Swinton Estate, just twenty minutes away. A recreation of a prehistoric monument, it was commissioned by a landowner to alleviate local unemployment. There are great walks in the area, views to Leighton Reservoir and even a dog-friendly café
- Lots of people would go to the Himalayas if they could, but it is… awfully far. And high up. One good alternative (without the uphill struggle) is the Himalayan Garden & Sculpture Park at Grewelthorpe – just 15 minutes away. Wander through the rhododendron woodland full of amazing sculptures. Well-behaved dogs are allowed outside on lead, but not in the Tea Rooms
- An abbey or two should always be on the cards. Often with gorgeous gardens, and a peaceful atmosphere, they make for lovely strolls. There’s the Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal World Heritage Site, which has the impressive ruins themselves, as well as the Royal Water Garden and Royal Deer Park. There’s also the Jervaulx Abbey, which is a stunning wander. Both are around 20 minutes to get to (though in opposite directions) and are great spots to bring the dog on a lead
- If you’re in the mood for the great outdoors then you’ll love heading out to either, The Brimham Rocks, which as weird and wonderful collection of rock formations out on the Nidderdale AONB – great for a longer walk with the dog. Or the Aysgarth Falls in the Yorkshire Dales National Park – where there’s an incredible triple fall of waterfalls in the woodland
- After all these days out, you’ll be eyeing up menus wherever you can, but if you get the chance, take a wander out to The Bruce Arms. They have a stunning menu of beautifully presented food and regularly host events and it's just down the road. There’s also The One Eyed Rat in Ripon, where you can get comfy by the log fire, or out in the garden with an ever changing menu of local beers.