Owl Barn Holiday Cottage stay in style at this secluded holiday cottage near York
York Races York Minster Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire Newton on Ouse, near York
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Lindsay, Leigh, Lisa and Leanne  -  A beautiful cottage in a cracking location. York was great fun on New Years Eve and we enjoyed our day at the movie son 1st. Hot tub was fantastic and very relaxing. Thanks to Barry and Margaret for being so helpful and allowing us to stay in their wonderful cottage. We hope to be back.

Hayley, Lloyd and Daisy – Chester

Lovely cottage in a fantastic location. Loved the hot tub, managed to see the meteor shower despite the fog. We’ll definitely be back) thanks for a great stay!

Sam & Andy - Leicestershire

Had an amazing 3 days at The Owl Barn Cottage. Fantastic location so easy to get into York using the Park & ride.To sum up our stay we would simply say “Perfect ! ” Thank you so much we will be back next year with our 2 boys J

Jean & John - Had a great few days. Cottage is very cosy and snug when the weather is horrible outside. Thank You for a great short break

Rachel & Simon

Another amazing few days! By BF proposed last time we were here so we came back for a romantic retreat and to bring the parents. We had a wonderful time, exploring the sights and relaxing on an evening in the hot tub. We will be back again. Thanks for another great getaway.

Adele & Paul – Hull

A 5 star experience, the cottage was lovely, hot tub amazing, local area was lovely to visit. Cottage was clean and tidy and the extra touches Margaret supplied like fresh flowers, milk (which meant I could have a cuppa straight away) made it so much more welcoming. The cottage is beautifully decorated and Margaret is a lovely welcoming lady. Will definitely be returning next year and for many years to come.

Evie & Ryan - Huddersfield

Wow! What an amazing place and stay. This cottage beats any we’ve stayed in before, couldn’t ask for more. Thank You Margaret for making our break so wonderful.

Billy & Sarah - My girlfriend booked the cottage for my birthday, really had a great time. Close to Harrogate, York only 10-15 mins in car. Hot tub was fantastic, sky TV plus free wi-fi. Will be coming back soon either on business or socially. Def 5 *****

Terry, Valerie, Hannah and Rachel -Had a great time at the cottage -very comfortable. The hot tub was very popular!

Richard & Mandy - Came here for our 19th wedding anniversary and had a really relaxing time. Lovely little villages nearby with nice pubs, the hot tub was the biggest we have ever been in. A Great Weekend 

The Andersons

Thank You we had a lovely break. The cottage is lovely and well equipped. We really enjoyed the hot tub and jet bath. FREE wi-fi was a great bonus (especially for our daughter). We will be recommending The Owl Barn Cottage to family and friends. Thanks once again.

Lindsey & Harvey

Can’t  “Thank You” enough. Brilliant hosts and so helpful. Fantastic cottage and we loved the surrounding area ( & pubs) . We had high expectations before coming here and they were very much exceeded. We have already recommended it to friends and can’t wait to return…so relaxing and loved looking at the stars, see you again soon  

The Haytons - Brilliant time! We really enjoyed staying here! The hot tub was great fun! Thanks for everything.

Rachel & Simon

Fab cottage, really enjoyed our stay! So much so we have booked up again for October. Couldn’t have asked for a better / nicer place to stay. Close enough to York, yet you still feel like you’re in the middle of the countryside. We loved how friendly Margaret & Barry were, welcoming straight away. The free wi fi was a massive advantage and the hot tub was amazing. Great Romantic Retreat! 

Cochranes and Wilsons -An enjoyable stay in a beautifully restored cottage. Weather very kind and we enjoyed the area

Alison, Finlay & Susan

Had  a great time staying at the cottage! It was well equipped and the cottage was lovely. Enjoyed going in the hot tub at night, very relaxing. The house was always nice and warm and we had a good time watching The Olympics. Thank you for such a lovely stay!

Keith, Louise and Catherine - Great cottage, great location and great weather. Thank You.

Sarah, Michael & Alfie - Thank you for a warm welcome and a lovely stay. The cottage was perfect and the weather too! Lots to see and do. Far more than could do in one trip. We may see you again in the future. Thanks again

James, Deborah and Morwenna
Lovely cottage a fantastic base to explore God’s own country and to enjoy our son (and brother) Charlie’s graduation. Charlie also enjoyed the hot tub one lovely evening. We’d certainly like to return – perhaps in winter months. Well worth the long journey from Cornwall! Thank you.

James & Catherine
The cottage was absolutely fantastic. Wonderfully modern on the inside with plenty mod cons. The hot tub is just fantasticand we spent almost all day in it on Saturday.Thank you for such a lovely stay I feel certain we will be returning again soon.

Andrea,Keiran,Eoin  and Ruby
Thank you Margaret & Barry for a lovely stay. Very comfortable and ideal location to see all the sights in York and surrounding area. We’ll be back to enjoy the hot tub soon. Many Thanks.

Carole,John and Sue
Even better than expected! An ideal base to visit Yorkshire but not enough time to fit everywhere in. Thank You

Corrine & Simon
Great cottage! Perfect location! Fantastic hospitality from Barry & Margaret. Thanks you for the perfect organisation of the flowers and champagne and for the special surprise of a brand new BBQ for us to put to good use in the amazing warm weather. Will highly recommend.

Tara & Ashley
Thank you for a lovely relaxing time. Did not get as much done as planned as it was so good just to stay at the cottage and chill. Many Thanks

Mark, Christine, Lee & Sarah -We have had a great time here. the hot tub is fantastic. The Blacksmiths Arms if the best pub around here. Thank You for the best ever short break. We will be back. A big 5 star. C U AGAIN SOON.

Helen & Alan

Wonderful place, very relaxing with everything you need. Friendly hosts cannot fault it at all. Will be returning again and sgain. 5  Star !!

Gemma, Michael & Megan -

Spring has sprung! A gorgeous weekend of sunshine mingled with shopping trips and walks. Fantastic to come back and relax in the hot tub gazing at the stars.

H - Google

Beautiful Cottage in a lovely area, everything you need. The owners are friendly and welcoming and the Hot Tub is the icing on the cake after a long day shopping in York or just after dinner in one of the pubs nearby. We will be returning as soon as we can. Helen


 Kyle & Sally

Thank You! We both had an awesome time here! The log fire and the hot tub made it the perfect winter stay! Hope to return in the future.


Rachel & Wendy - Great to be back just wish it could have been for longer! Didn't think it could be any better but the little extra touches make staying at The Owl Barn Cottage a pleasure and we look forward to coming back again and again ! Many Thanks  PS Beautiful to stay in the snow, what a winter wonderland !


HP ‎ - Just perfect. We stumbled across Owl Barn Cottage on the internet by chance and certainly don't regret choosing it as our base for the few days that we spent exploring North Yorkshire. The cottage has been beautifully renovated to a very high standard and the hot tub is the icing on the cake. With Sky Sports, a jacuzzi bath and power shower and two very cosy bedrooms you could not ask for more. The owners live next door and so are on hand if there are any problems (which there weren't) and recommended an excellent Indian Restaurant (Saffron Spice) in a nearby village - one of the best Indian's we've had. Just 10 minutes from York Park and Ride, 40 minutes from Harrogate and under the hour to Dalby Forest for any mountain bikers it is nicely situated for exploring the surrounding 

Rachel & Wendy ( Isle of Anglesey) Thank You for providing us with a wonderful base for our shopping trip. The barn is wonderfully relaxing, very contemporary and comfortable and has the perfect log fire to enjoy on a winter's night. Loved the hot tub, the comfy bed and having wi fi to run our business from. Can't wait to spend Christmas 2012 here!

Google - We have had a lovely 10 days at Owl Barn Cottage, the standard of accommodation was superb. The weather was minus degrees but the barn was really warm all the time, the hot tub was great fun and very relaxing, We loved having Sky Sports so we didn’t have to miss any footy, we have already booked for next year it was so good.

Jo & Pete - Guest Book -Thank you for a very relaxing stay. The cottage was just perfect in location and comfort. We loved the hot tub and can't wait to return next year.

Google -We have just returned from a very relaxing stay at the Owl Barn Cottage. Cosy yet contemporary, it was perfect for our needs. Lots of mod cons made for a very comfy stay - and the wood burner, underfloor heating, jacuzzi bath and hot tub meant we were always warm and snug - even in the windy winter weather. Location-wise it was surrounded by countryside but also close enough to York for easy access to the city (we recommend the Park and Ride - free parking and plenty of buses operating the 10 min drive to the city centre). The owners are very friendly and welcoming - they go the extra mile to make you feel at home. We'll definitely be returning to explore more of the area.


Terry & Wendy - Cheshire -

What a lovely cottage we had a wonderful time. Thank You. We couldn't have wished for more. We will be back. Terry & Wendy 


Gareth & Claire - East Midlands - Thanks for a lovely stay. Cottage was perfect - homely and luxurious. We will remember the warm fire and warm welcome. We'll be back next year. Gareth & Claire







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