Hay Barn Cottage Harrogate | Beautiful Escapes
North Yorkshire

Harrogate Hay Barn

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The Hay Barn is a very special two bedroom, two bathroom stunning barn conversion set in over 10 acres. Located in the hamlet of Brackenthwaite just 4 miles from the centre of Harrogate.

Owner Lucy has overseen the conversion of this characterful stone barn into a stunning holiday home. It features exquisite interior design with lots of interesting features and talking points. From the four poster bed looking out over the fields to the luxurious spa bathrooms, open plan living space and terrace with far reaching views across open countryside, this is a beautiful place to escape to.

Dog friendly, up to 2 small/medium dogs are very welcome to stay.

Set in 10 acres, open countryside all around, walking and cycling from the door and with 4 dog friendly pubs within 2 miles and only 10 minutes from Harrogate, it is an idyllic place to be.

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Living Space

As soon as you step into the barn you immediately feel at home, it has a lovely, warm, welcoming vibe. With high quality furnishings throughout and lots of quirky features, it is a beautifully designed space.

The living area is open plan with separate zones for cooking, dining and relaxing. There’s a handy desk area too for anyone who needs to mix work and leisure time.

Comfy sofas set around a log burner and underfloor heating are perfect for chilly evenings and on warmer days open the French doors to the terrace and enjoy the views with a sundowner, the perfect end to a day spent exploring.

Kitchen & Dining

The kitchen is beautifully appointed, spacious and connected to the main living space so the cook can join in the chatter too. The dining nook is perfect for gathering together, sharing supper and catching up on the day’s adventures. Or enjoy morning coffee while you spread out the maps and plan your day.

Terrace Suite

Set on the ground floor with a king four poster bed. The en-suite bathroom has a walk in shower, perfect for an invigorating start to the day. French doors open onto the terrace and surrounding gardens with far reaching views, this bright, beautiful room is just the tonic for rest and relaxation

Spa Suite

Located on the first floor, this room is light and airy with a soft, cool, colour pallette and enjoys incredible views out across the open countryside all around. The en-suite bathroom has a spa feel, with a spacious walk in shower, double vanity basins and a stunning freestanding bathtub, perfect for a long soak after a day out hiking across the spectacular countryside or perhaps after a day out shopping in Harrogate!

Terrace & Gardens

There is an enclosed terrace and garden off the main living space, furnished with table and chairs and a BBQ, this is a lovely spot for al fresco dining while taking in the spectacular countryside all around, there are over 10 acres for you to explore.



Activities close by

  • Cycling from the door, on the Tour de Yorkshire route
  • Brimham Rocks 14 miles
  • Harewood House National Trust 6 miles
  • Fountains Abbey & Studley Royal – by the lake (free) or main house, National Trust – great for lunch and tea & cake, 14 miles
  • RHS Harlow Carr Gardens and Bettys 10 miles
  • Bettys Harrogate 4 miles
  • The Great Yorkshire Show at the Pavilions 3 miles
  • Harrogate Conference and Event Centre 4 miles
  • Turkish spa baths in Harrogate 4 miles
  • Rudding Park Hotel and Spa 5 miles
  • Dog friendly pubs, 4 nearby – favourites are The Smiths Arms or Pine Marten
Good to know
  • Wifi
  • Coffee maker
  • Private parking
  • Up to 2 small to medium dogs allowed
  • Safe, contactless self check-in
  • Washing machine & Dryer
  • Garden
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Outdoor dining area
  • BBQ grill
  • Luxury Bed linen & Towels
  • Hair dryer
  • Cycle hire available
  • Extra pillows and blankets – on request
  • Room-darkening shades
  • Iron
  • Clothes drying rack
  • TV with standard cable/satellite, cable/satellite TV, Netflix
  • Sound system
  • Dedicated workspace – desk with a chair and space for a laptop.
  • Travel Cot – on request
  • Log burner
  • Heating underfloor
  • First aid kit
  • The property is set in the grounds of the owners home, their property is separate and accessed through a different entrance, The Hay Barn is completely private.


Terrace Suite

Ground floor

Four poster king bed


Walk in shower

Vanity Basin


Spa suite

King bed


Spa bathroom

Freestanding bathtub


Vanity Basin


Harrogate is a beautiful Victorian spa town perfect for an elegant weekend away from it all. With majestic buildings housing art galleries and fine antique shops, a morning can easily be whiled away hunting out some treasures to take home before relaxing over lunch in one of the many brasseries or opt for the traditional Betty’s tea room in the heart of the town.

It’s a perfect place for garden lovers with RHS Harlow Carr close by, even in winter the garden comes to life with its Glow Winter Illuminations bringing the garden to life after dark with stunning light displays.


  • Harrogate 4 miles
  • City of Ripon 15 miles
  • City of York 23 miles
  • Yorkshire Dales 5 miles
  • Castle Howard 33 miles
  • North York Moors National Park 35 miles
  • North Yorkshire Coast 60 miles
  • Skipton 22 miles


  • Pannal railway station 1 mile
  • York mainline station 20 miles
  • Leeds Bradford Airport 10 miles


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

The property is in a great location and Lucy. the owner, made us very welcome. It is a beautiful property, we had everything we needed to enjoy our stay.

Booking was easy and straightforward, Angela was really helpful and very knowledgeable throught this process – Thank you. We will defnitely be booking with you again, you came highly recommended by a friend.

Tania, March 2023

Everything about the Barn was first class: Lucy and Paul are excellent hosts, the location is beautiful, and the building characterful and finished to the highest standard. Then there is the furnishing – it’s like staying in a set piece out of “Homes & Gardens”!

Phil, Maidstone

Such a beautiful place to stay! Minutes from Harrogate and yet in such a peaceful, idyllic place. Beautiful and unique touches, amazing amenities and such a pleasure to stay there.

Adriana, Australia

Wow! This place is beautiful! The barn itself is finished to a high standard and the views are incredible, plus only 10 minutes drive from Harrogate centre. We would highly recommend Harrogate barn and can’t wait to stay again.

Catherine, Whitby

Amazing place and hospitality from the owner, Lucy, stunning views and tranquillity with Harrogate just a couple miles down the road. Would definitely recommend for that special occasion or cosy weekend away. We look forward to joining you again sometime in the future…10/10

Mark, Devon

Just a perfect stay in the perfect location, very peaceful and relaxing. The food hamper was fabulous and the beds were extra comfy. Lucy and Paul were absolutely fantastic and really did make us feel welcome and went that extra mile for us. Can’t wait to go back. Thank you so very much

Lianne, Norfolk

The barn is perfect for a quiet break, country walks & pub lunches! Stunning facilities.

Emma, Sheffield

We had an absolutely delightful stay in this beautiful barn. Beautiful views, interior and thoughtful touches throughout. Lucy was super helpful and we can’t wait to go back.

Victoria, The Wirral