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The Grand Barn is one of a collection of four lovingly restored holiday barns set on an award winning eco friendly arable farm just 10 miles south of the historic City of York. Owners Brigita and Richard have created a sustainable model for the farm that extends to the holiday barns. The barns were sustainably restored using only renewable sources for all your energy needs, carbon neutral.

The newly renovated Grand Barn is the jewel in the crown, great care has been taken to preserve the historical features and farming antiquities have been skilfully incorporated into the design alongside all of the modern conveniences and creature comforts you would expect from a contemporary and luxurious holiday home.

The Grand Barn is aptly named, step inside and you can’t fail to be impressed by the double height grand entrance. The open plan layout makes the most of the light and space, with cosy seating areas, a log burner, mezzanine lounge with smart TV and the kitchen is every cook’s dream. With 4 en-suite bedrooms, all beautifully furnished, there is room for gatherings and quiet spaces too. There is an additional bedroom situated in an annex adjacent to the barn (The Sack Store) which can be booked for an additional charge to sleep an extra 2 guests, please enquire prior to booking. Outside there is a pretty courtyard garden with BBQ perfect for al fresco suppers on warmer days.

The Long Barn is an entertaining barn onsite, it can be hired for events and celebrations, a chef can be arranged for catering too. There is access from the Grand Barn to the Long Barn, which has a full wall of glass doors opening onto the lawn in front of the Grand Barn. Contact us for more information about hiring the entertaining barn.

There are fantastic walks and cycling routes straight from the door, yet it is only a short drive from the City. Perfect for soaking in the culture of the museums, galleries and shops in York and also being able to immerse yourself in the stunning countryside on the doorstep.

Children over 8 years, and babies under 1 year are welcome, please enquire prior to booking.

Bookings for 10 people at The Grand Barn & Sack Store, please enquire.

No Pets allowed.

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The Grand Barn is one of a collection of four beautiful barn conversions at this location available individually or they can be booked together for larger group gatherings, weddings and events.


Living Space

The large open plan living space is filled with light, this expansive space is thoughtfully designed with separate zones leading off the hall. Enjoy supper at the large dining table by the window,  take a comfy seat by the log burner with a glass of your favourite tipple while catching up on the day’s adventures in the snug or head up the magnificent staircase to the mezzanine lounge, relax on the squishy sofas and watch your favourite movies.

The Snug

This cosy space in the grand hall is beautifully furnished with comfy sofas and easy chairs for relaxing by the log burner, it is the perfect spot for catching up and planning tomorrow’s activities.


The dining space is located in the grand hall, it has lovely views out to the front gardens and lawns. The large table can seat everyone together for hearty breakfasts or tasty suppers.

Mezzanine Lounge

This space is designed with relaxation in mind, soft sofas and  50″ smart T.V. make for perfect movie nights or afternoons, just add popcorn and your favourite treats!


The kitchen is stunning, it has been thoughtfully designed with everything to hand, including 3 ovens, 2 dishwashers, wine fridge, warming drawer and microwave with large island and chopping block. It is perfectly set up for catering to large groups, even the most discerning chefs can’t fail to be impressed by this dream kitchen.

Garden & Terrace

Accessed from french doors off the kitchen is a lovely garden area and terrace at the rear of the barn, with garden furniture and a BBQ, perfect for al fresco dining.


Kelfield lies in the Vale of York on the River Ouse between the villages of Riccall and Cawood in the District of Selby, North Yorkshire. It sits in a traditionally rural setting, surrounded by farmland and although there has been an influx of population, many of the residents can trace their roots in the village back several generations. There are still a number of working farms situated within the village and surrounding area.

Local Pub

The Castle Inn is just a 20 minute stroll along the River Ouse just opposite the barn, takes you to the village of Cawood and lovely 17th century pub.

York Maze

One of York’s most popular summer attractions, family fun at the maize maze.

Yorks medieval city walls

Enjoy a stroll along the walls, at 3.4 kilometres long, the beautifully preserved walls are the longest complete medieval town walls in England.

York Minster

Europe’s largest gothic cathedral.  Climb the 275 steps of the Central Tower for the best view of York.  Marvel at the most beautiful stained glass windows.

The Shambles

The Shambles has been voted the most picturesque street in Britain and is the oldest shopping street in Europe.

York Castle Museum

Go back in time in the streets of York at the York Castle Museum.

York Railway Museum

Entry is free to the worlds largest railway museum.  Fun for young and old alike.


Explore Yorks many boutiques and designer stores or visit the York Designer Outlet just ten minutes away from the barns for some retail therapy.

Scary Ghost Walks

At least 7 ghost walk tours run nightly around this most haunted city in Europe.

Jorvik Viking Centre

Visitors are invited to journey through the reconstruction of the Viking-age streets as they would have looked 1000 years ago.  In February each year, the annual Viking Festival hosts events out in the streets and river – recreating events from Viking past.

Bettys World Famous Tearooms

Founded in 1919, enjoy Bettys famous English Afternoon Tea with mouth watering cakes and refreshing teas.

Good to Know
  • Check in 4pm
  • Check out 10am
  • Not suitable for children under 8 years except babes in arms
  • 1 x additional en-suite king bedroom available in an annex on site ‘The Sack Store’  Contact us for more information on this room and to book it.
  • Hairdryers in each bedroom
  • Private chef and catering options available
  • Electric car charging available
  • Shared games room on site
  • Garden for al fresco dining
  • Large oak dining table to dine 12 adults
  • Log Stove (Complimentary Logs)
  • Yorkshire Breakfast Basket/Wine
  • Travel Cot, Baby Bath, Stairgate, Highchair (subject to availability)
  • Tassimo Coffee Machine & Cafetiere
  • 49″ SMART 4K UltraHD TV (Netflix/NowTV/Prime
  • Large Sony Bluetooth speaker
  • Superfast Wifi
  • Bus service from the barn to York and local areas
  • No pets allowed


Super King Bed

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Super King Bed


Twin beds

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Super King Bed

Bath Tub

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Super King Bed


Twin beds

Bath Tub

Walk in shower



Additional Bedroom – The Sack Store

Available on request for an additional fee

King size Bed

Walk in shower




Kellfield is a small rural village eight miles from the City of York on the edge of The Yorkshire Wolds. The historic city of York is just 10 miles away with all of its history and museums to explore.

  • City of York 10 miles
  • Castle Howard 25 miles
  • Howardian Hills AONB 20 miles
  • North York Moors National Park 30 miles
  • North Yorkshire Coast 45 miles
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park 40 miles
  • Designer outlet 9 miles
  • York mainline station, London 2 hours
  • Leeds Bradford Airport 37 miles
  • Manchester Airport 80 miles


We love to hear back from our guests to find out their experience with Beautiful Escapes.

December 2023

We had a very enjoyable three days in your property. I didn’t play any part in booking the place, all I did was pay for it, but left it to my daughters to make the choice. I was very impressed with it, and especially the kitchen. Everthing was finished to a very high standard and it was extremely comfortable. My daughters liked it too,, which is always a good yardstick.

We didn’t see much of the surrounding area as we hired the place so we could meet with our twin grandchildren who are at university and help them celebrate their 20th birthday.

The booking process was good, very easy, and we would be happy to book with you again.


Arthur and family