Next Door - Beautiful Escapes
North Yorkshire

Next Door

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Next Door is a luxurious barn conversion in the heart of the pretty village of Sand Hutton just 8 miles from the historic City of York. Owners Karen & Adam have a keen eye for design which can be seen in the thoughtfully and creatively styled interior. Their attention to detail and passion for providing the very best experience for guests makes Next Door a country retreat you will want to come back to, time after time.

This two bedroom, two bathroom barn has plenty of space for friends and family, it can sleep a family of up to five with a maximum of four adults. Everyone is made very welcome, children and dogs are well catered for.

It’s the kind of place that gives you that special feeling you get when you arrive somewhere and think, this is going to be good, very, very good!

Just 8 miles from the historic City of York and by car the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are just 10 minutes away, the North York Moors National Park 30 minutes and the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the Yorkshire coast are both within an hour’s drive away.


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The Garden Shed & Next Door

Nestled on the same site at The Old Forge York are both this property, Next Door and The Garden Shed, a smaller 1 bedroom property for two. They can be booked together to provide accommodation for up to 7 people on the same site. Perfect for a few friends or for extended family!


Living Space

Entering through the front door into the lobby, there’s plenty of space for muddy boots and coats. Leading through into the main living area of the Barn you are greeted with a warm, beautiful, luxurious space with an easy, laid back vibe.  Sink into the huge, squishy, comfy sofas by the log burner, perfect for kicking back and watching movies or catching up about the days adventures.

Kitchen & Dining

The kitchen is a cook’s dream, beautifully crafted and well laid out with everything you need for cooking up a breakfast treat or a hearty supper, the dining area is open plan so the cook can join in the chit chat too. From the kitchen open up the Crittall style doors to the private courtyard, a suntrap in the warmer months, perfect for al fresco dining or for simply relaxing with a glass of something chilled. There is even a fire pit for toasting marshmallows too!

Terrace Suite

From the main living space the bedrooms are accessed from the rear hallway, beautifully decorated gallery walls featuring interesting pictures and prints.

The Terrace bedroom is decorated with a soft, gentle colour pallette,  it has a lovely dressing area and french doors to the terrace, the perfect retreat.

This room has its own en-suite bathroom too.

Library Suite

The Library suite is a real treat,  exquisitely furnished, it features a super king or can be arranged as two singles, there is a little library here too, and a sofa for when you want to sneak away and have a quiet read.

For families, there is also the option of an additional child’s tent bed, little ones will love the adventure of sleeping under canvas, with swallows and amazons style wallpaper all around, perfect for little imaginations and dreaming of adventures.

Terrace & Gardens

The private terrace can be accessed from the kitchen and both bedrooms, it has pretty plants and garden furniture for relaxing or al fresco dining. There is also a BBQ.




Places to visit

  • City of York 8 miles
  • Castle Howard 8 miles
  • Howardian Hills AONB
  • North York Moors National Park 20 miles
  • North Yorkshire Coast 40 miles
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park 35 miles
  • Designer outlet 11 miles

Activities close by

  • Roko health club, swimming, steam, sauna, massage, gym and classes, half price pass available at the cottage for £6, 20 minutes drive
  • Pick your own asparagus at the farm in the village!
  • Piglets Adventure Farm for children is close by
  • Northwood Fairy Trail
 Restaurants, Pubs & Cafes
  • The Balloon Tree – Cafe, Farm Shop, Pick Your Own
  • Crown & Cushion – by Castle Howard
  • The Green – Nunmonkton
  • The Grapes – Slingsby
  • The Talbot – Malton
  • Maximum of 2 dogs no bigger than an average Labrador.
  • Dogs are not allowed on the furniture.
  • Muddy/wet dogs must be cleaned off before entering the cottage.
  • Dog bowls provided.
  • Dogs must not be left alone in the property unless they are crated
  • Dog toileting must take place away from the cottage and any mess cleaned up.
  • There may be a charge if additional cleaning is required
Good to know

Check in 4pm

Check out 10am

Honesty Shop – in the barn on site with logs for sale, as well as beautiful frozen croissants for an easy breakfast in bed,  fresh produce and chilled Chef prepared meals. As well as fabulous ice cream from a local farm in Grassington.

Milk can be delivered to the property by the local milkman as well as your daily newspaper too.

Bushcraft and forest school activities can take place in the garden, book in advance.

Cycles available, free of charge, for you to use during your stay to explore the local area.

An initial supply of logs is provided in the property, more are available in the honesty shop or can be bought locally.



Coffee machine



Bed Linens & Towels

The Garden Shed cottage is also at this location

The owner lives on site

An extra tent bed for a child can be set up in the library suite

Two small/medium well behaved dogs welcome


The Terrace Suite

King size bed

French doors to terrace


Large walk in shower



The Library Suite

King size bed or can be arranged as a twin

An extra tent bed for a child can be set up by request

French doors to terrace

House Bathroom

Double ended bath

Shower over bath




Sand Hutton 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 8 miles away with all of its history and museums to explore, with a bus stopping just by the property for easy access into the City.

Head to the Howardian Hills AONB and visit Castle Howard, home of Brideshead Revisited. The majestic North York Moors National Park is 20 miles and a little further, 35 miles, to the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

The rugged beauty of the North Yorkshire Coast is just 45 miles to Whitby and the famous smugglers village of Robin Hood’s Bay virtually unchanged for centuries.


  • City of York 8 miles
  • Castle Howard 8 miles
  • Howardian Hills AONB
  • North York Moors National Park 20 miles
  • North Yorkshire Coast 40 miles
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park 35 miles
  • York mainline station, London 2 hours
  • Leeds Bradford Airport 37 miles
  • Manchester Airport 93 miles


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

This is a beautiful and stylish cottage in a wonderful part of the country. The cottage is very comfortable and appointed to a very high standard, we loved it! Karen was a great host and her attention to detail was amazing.

Rachel, Rawtenstall, October 2020

A beautiful home, elegantly finished with a magical garden for the kids to explore. It was a weekend of luxury topped off by a wonderful host who added many thoughtful touches.

Lisa, Manchester, October 2020