Holiday Accommodation near York, Yorkshire, England - Spacious, Contemporary Decor In Peaceful Location Very Close To York
Ms Boo Orman
About Ms Boo Orman
I have lived in Nun Monkton for over thirty years and had a Good Food Guide recommended restaurant in York . When I retired from the demands of restaurant life, I become involved in the wine trade and was a tutor for the Wine and Spirit Education Trust. My travels have taken me all over the world and there is still a lot more to see. I am a keen gardener; enjoy tennis and golf and walking in the North Yorkshire Moors and Dales with friends and my Norfolk terrier, Victor.
Ms Boo Orman purchased this Barn in 1980
Why Ms Boo Orman chose North York
Reasons for buying property in this location I arrived in Yorkshire 30 years ago by accident having sold a restaurant in Essex. I was staying with friends who suggested I looked at a cottage in Nun Monkton which was for sale. I fell in love with the place, bought it, opened and restaurant in York and kept a horse in the barn. When the restaurant was sold it was clear something drastic had to be done to stop the barn falling down. I took a gamble and embarked on a full scale conversion. The horse had to go, but I have had a lot of happy guests in his place since.
What makes this Barn unique
Nun Monkton is the most glorious village and I count myself very lucky to live here. Apart from the charm of the place, with its maypole, duck ponds, a church boasting pre Raphaelite stained glass windows and a pub with fabulous food, we are just ten minutes from a York Park and Ride and have easy access to the North York’s Moors and The Dales. The grade 2 listed barn is carefully converted, warm and cosy with a log burning stove and great views over the village green and open country. I am on hand in case of emergencies but know too that privacy is important. Friends and family often stay in the barn and they are my fiercest critics. If it's good enough for my 85 year old mother ......
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
Hidden little gem
We were attending a wedding in the village so it was a perfect location for us. The barn exceeded our expectations and was just perfect, so quaint and spotlessly clean. Loved it
A relaxing stay in a quiet, historic and pretty village
This was a comfortable, very clean and well-kept property. The owner was good enough to provide certain things, bin liners, dishwasher tablets, kichen roll etc that aren't always on hand at holiday rental properties. The village, sited by the confluence of the Rivers Nidd and Ouse, has a beautiful priory church and some splendid walks and is in easy distance of York and Harrogate.
Beautiful property and a comfortable stay!
My family of three was very happy with our stay here. Boo has thought of all the little things travelers need and covered them: plenty of towels, lots of seating, kitchen items, even getting to park in a covered area is nice so that your luggage can stay dry as you unload. The barn is thoughtfully designed and feels like a roomy property.
The drive to York is not long, and Nun Monkton is great to walk around. We hope to stay here again one day!
Boo's barn was fully equipped with everything you would need in a home away from home. There is a welcoming country pub nearby and you can take a walk along the Ouse. It was a wonderful stay and would definitely recommend.
Lovely having you all to stay and look forward to seeing you again .
Great place to getaway from the city
Weather was lovely, which does make a difference (':
Thank you Sebastian.
Great to meet you and look forward to seeing you again when you need to get away from the city.
If you fancy a day at the coast Scarborough is just over an hour from York and there are the scenic towns of Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Staithes just a bit further North.
It is important to have a car if you are staying at the barn.
York is 10 miles (approx 15-20 minutes) and Harrogate 14 miles. The nearest station is just over 2 miles. Park and Ride for York ten minutes drive.
York boasts a rich historical legacy stretching back 2000 years to the time of the Romans. Visit York Minster, the largest Gothic church in Northern Europe, The jorvik Centre, walk the medieval city walls or shop in the Shambles. Castle Howard and Harewood House two of England's grandest country houses are just a short drive. Beningbrough Hall can be seen across the river in Nun Monkton. Rievaulx and Fountains Abbey, both in Magnificent settings, give a tast of the life of a medieval Cistercian Monk.
We are spoilt for choice when it comes to gardens. Harlow Carr, the RHS garden in the North, is situated just outside Harrogate and other lovely gardens include Newby Hall, Constable Burton and Scampston Hall.