Mill Barn is a splendid detached stone barn conversion on the edge of Hebden village. The open plan living area has under floor heating and a wood burning stove set in a Yorkshire Stone fireplace, with french doors leading to the patio, perfect for enjoying the peace and tranquillity or for alfresco dining on warmer days. Mill Barn is complemented with a blend of quality furnishings to a high standard creating a warm and welcoming country retreat. Surrounded by spectacular countryside it is a haven for exploring the delights of this stunning and tranquil area of the Dales with a footpath down to the River Wharfe just a few minutes walk away. Hebden has a country inn serving meals, shop, tea rooms and there is a regular bus service to Grassington just 1 ½ miles away where the quaint cobbled square has an array of quality shops, inns and restaurants. Grassington is host to various cultural events throughout the year including the Grassington Festival in late June and the popular annual Dickensian weekends in December. Situated midway between Skipton and Pateley Bridge in an area of unspoilt natural beauty, the pretty villages of Burnsall and Bolton Abbey are just a few minutes drive away. Malham Cove and Tarn, Kilnsey Crag, Parceval Hall Gardens and Stump Cross Caverns are all within easy driving distance.
Barn in Hebden, Nr. Grassington, Yorkshire Dales, England - In the Heart of the Yorkshire Dales
Helen & Gavin Herd
- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Feb 2019
About Helen & Gavin Herd
The Mill Barn is owned and run by the Herd family, with day to day running undertaken by myself and my wife Helen. I work and live on the family dairy farm situated in Hebden village alongside my parents whilst Helen works full time in Skipton as well as taking care of our two young children.
Helen & Gavin Herd purchased this Barn in 1949
Why Helen & Gavin Herd chose Skipton
Up until 2009 this outlying barn was used to store hay for feeding the sheep and cattle on the family farm but was increasingly redundant given its distance from the main farmstead. Given its proximity to the River Wharfe and its accessibility to the many footpaths, the decision was taken to diversify and convert the barn into a holiday let. After a very busy 9 months (much of the internal work was undertaken by the family) the barn was ‘up and running’ for Christmas 2009 – just!
What makes this Barn unique
The Barn is always warm and cosy and its peaceful position means it’s a perfect place to relax. The original beams, large stone fireplace and ‘forking hole’ windows all add character to what is a clean and clutter free property. Every season has its own attractions but Summer is our favourite. The abundance of wildlife on the river (a Kingfisher is regularly spotted), the dairy cows grazing in fields locally (often commented upon by children) and the farmers locally gathering in silage and hay from local meadows.
100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
Fantastic position for walking
Perfect, clean and comfortable barn conversion. Well equipped and comfortable for 4 adults. Warm and cosy for our New Year walking holiday with many excellent walks direct from the cottage door. Superb village pub serving excellent food within walking distance, and many other great pubs and walks in the surrounding area.
Owners, Helen and Gavin could not be more accommodating and helpful, and made our stay special.
Many thanks for the lovely comments, we’re glad you enjoyed your New Year stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
Cute and cosy quality barn conversion.
Great little spot tucked away in the Dales.
Many thanks for your comments. We're glad that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future.
The barn hebden
The barn was warm and cosy upon arrival and was warm and cosy throughout our stay. Superb location and w alking from the front door.we loved it..a great welcome pack. Log burner. Clean and tidy.. we will revisit.
We are glad you enjoyed your stay! Look forward to seeing you again.
Lovely views & good location for walking along the river! Enjoyed attempts to cross stepping stones!
Plenty of eating places not too far distant, most enjoyable in Hebden itself at aTh eOld Schoolhouse.
Stunning location , clean and well maintained
We had a lovely stay made even better by lovely sunshine. Great for walking
We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the sun shone for you! Hope to see you again soon.
We arrived to a warm cottage, which was needed as it was snowing outside. We had everything we needed.
The view from the windows were lovely. We had complete privacy.
There were some lovely hikes just across a field, along the river in either direction. We found a lovely cafe in an old school just in Hebden. Lovely food and the service was great.
We would recommend it and also come again
Many thanks for your lovely comments. We’re glad the ‘Mini Beast from the East’ didn’t spoil your stay with us. Hope to see you again soon.
We would recommend use of a car but several guests have visited using public transport.
Nearest Station - Skipton 9 miles
Bus Service - Hebden to Grassington and onwards to Skipton
Nearest pub, shop and cafe in Hebden is a few minutes walk.
Nearest shopping in Grassington (pubs, restaurants, butchers, deli). Skipton (9 miles) large popular market town with major supermarkets.
Mill Barn is situated in Wharfedale in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The landscape is a mixture of rugged hills, open moorland and beautiful lower valleys and hay meadows. Walkers are spoilt for choice! From the barn you can walk to Grassington along the river side - a charming large village with a cobbled square and many fine pubs and cafes, or head down the river Wharfe to Burnsall and Bolton Abbey.
Children can be kept entertained at our steam railways: Embsay and Bolton Abbey Steam Railway and the Keighley and Worth Valley Railway. Hesketh Farm Park is popular with little ones and the exploring the show caves at Stump Cross Caverns and at Ingleton and Clapham can keep the older ones happy. Brimham Rocks keeps children entertained for hours and for something different how about The Forbidden Corner at Middleham, Nr Leyburn.
Booking Notes: Bookings can be made by either telephone or email. Deposit of 25% of total holiday cost is required to secure the booking. Full payment is required 6 weeks prior to start date. Payments by bank transfer or cheque please. 3 night weekend breaks or 4 night mid-week breaks are available outside peak periods, priced at 60% of the weekly price. Changeover Day: Saturday changeover day. 3pm arrival and 10am departure. Notes on prices: Prices shown are for 7 nights, Saturday to Saturday. 3-4 night short breaks are available outside peak periods at 60% of weekly price