Sleights Barn ref: UK2252

Rainton, near Ripon, Harrogate & Area

4 Stars



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  • Dishwasher 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Wifi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Fishing Nearby/On-site 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 


Sleights Barn is a semi-detached, two-storey cottage, next to the owner’s home, which was once the old barn of Sleights Farm. Set on the owner’s arable farm, there is a lovely outdoor area to the rear, perfect for a relaxing drink after a day exploring, two comfortable bedrooms and a light and airy living/dining room, ideal for making plans for your next adventure. Located in a lovely setting, there is a lovely park perfect for the children, as well as a village shop and a couple of pubs serving great food in the village. Sleights Barn is perfectly situated for exploring the Yorkshire Dales and The North York Moors National Park, and is served by a fantastic transport link (A1 and A19) making it easy to get out and about.
The National Parks are a walker’s and natural beauty lover’s paradise, with some amazing scenery to enjoy, from Sutton Bank and its white cliffs to stunning waterfalls. There is an abundance of nearby market towns and villages such as Northallerton and Thirsk (known as James Herriot country). For a different kind of travel, you can catch a steam train from Pickering or Goathland in the North York Moors, across to the wonderful fishing village of Whitby (seasonal), with its ancient abbey and 3 miles of golden beaches along the Yorkshire Heritage Coast. The city of Ripon, situated on the River Ure, is a beautiful market town that was founded over 1,300 years ago and is famous as an old cathedral city where monasteries have stood since the 7th century. It comes alive with a regular market, and the back streets are buzzing with local cafés and shops. Head towards Knaresborough, and you will find Mother Shipton’s Cave and petrifying well, which is England’s oldest visitor attraction, having been open since 1630!
There is so much to do for the whole family within a short drive, such as Brimham Rocks (National Trust), an amazing collection of weird and wonderful rock formations to explore and makes a great day out for families, climbers and those wanting to enjoy the simple pleasures of fresh air and magnificent views over Nidderdale. Alternatively, Lightwater Valley Theme Park, with over 40 attractions all set within 167 acres of gorgeous North Yorkshire countryside, has rides for all ages, from the underground world of Raptor Attack to a tractor ride around Eagle’s Creek Farm, home to lovable kunekune pigs, pygmy goats and valley stalwart, Poppy the donkey. You can even set your little mites free in the Angry Birds Activity Park with over 3,000 sq ft of interactive fun.
The walled city of York is just 40 minutes away by car, where you can stroll around the wall or visit the National Railway Museum. The Georgian town of Richmond is great for a night out, with its live bands every Saturday night and its modern gastro pubs and bistros. There really is so much to see and do, from unspoilt natural beauty to stunning man-made architecture, including Beningbrough Hall and Gardens and the Newby Estate with its mini train. Beach 34 miles. Shop 1 mile, pub and restaurant ½ mile.
Sleights Barn can be booked together with Sleights Cottage (CC233097) to accommodate up to 8 guests.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living/dining room: With 40" Freeview Smart TV and patio doors leading to garden.
Kitchen: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher and washing machine.
Separate toilet.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included.


Small garden with sitting-out area and garden furniture. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a bore hole.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    1 mile
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    ½ mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    ½ mile
  • Railway station distance
    8 miles
  • Lake
    11 miles

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About the local area

Known for its splendid Victorian architecture, huge parkland gardens and its health spas, Harrogate has plenty to offer for a great break in the country. While it lies just 20 miles from York, Harrogate and its surrounding area have enough attractions to make it an ideal holiday destination in its own right.

Among the highlights here are the famous Pump Rooms, which continue to function today just as they did when they pumped water to the Royal Baths from the mid-ninteenth-century.

Also well worth a visit are the parkland areas of Harlow Carr Gardens and Valley Gardens, both of which are open all year round and have a wealth of fascinating plants and wildlife. Between enjoying the gardens, you may want to visit the famous Betty's tea shop for a spot of lunch.

Many of the attractions, however, lie just outside Harrogate itself. For example, Knaresborough Castle -- situated on the York Road, three miles out of town - dates back to the 12th century and sits gloriously on the banks of the river. A little further out (15 miles) is the World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal. Built in the 12th century, the abbey grounds include a water mill and an exquisite Elizabethan mansion. The grounds of Studley Royal, meanwhile, are home to more than 500 deer.

Further highlights include Harewood House (7 miles out of town), Skipton Castle (20 miles) and the Settle to Carlisle Railway line, which starts at Settle (30 miles from Harrogate) and is regarded as one of the most spectacular lines in the country.

Things to do nearby

Bettys Tea Room

Visit one of the famous Tea Rooms in Harrogate, Harlow Carr, Ilkley, Northallerton or York. There's something for every time of day, whether you're looking for a full evening meal with Swiss wine, afternoon tea, or morning coffee and croissants.

Pannel Golf Course

Harrogate's Pannal Golf Club is one of the premier golf clubs in the Yorkshire, and its magical course makes it an R & A-recognised Open Qualifier venue.

Harlow Carr Gardens

Harlow Carr is a garden dominated by water, stone and woodland and is very much part of the surrounding Yorkshire landscape.

Follifoot Park Riding Centre

Situated on the outskirts of Harrogate offering riding tuition catering for all standards from absolute beginners to advanced riders.

The National Railway Museum

Home to the 'Flying Scotsman', visitors will discover the story of the train with three large galleries to explore and the only Bullet Train outside Japan.

The Royal Pump Room Museum

Housed in Harrogate's premiere Spa building and site of Europe's strongest Sulphur Well, The Royal Pump Room Museum tells the story of Harrogate as a Spa. Displays show why visitors from all over the World visited the 'Queen of the Inland Spas'.

Turkish Baths and Health Spa

A total leisure experience with that unique Turkish feeling. All you need bring are your personal toiletries as fresh, soft towels are provided. Allow yourself a time of two and a half hours to obtain maximum benefit from the Turkish Baths!

Ripley Castle

Ripley Castle and Gardens is an historic house in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Located just outside Harrogate this EnjoyEngland Silver award winning attraction makes for a fascinating and entertaining day out.

Mother Shiptons Cave

Mother Shipton is England's most famous Prophetess. She lived some 500 years ago in the reign of Henry VIII. The Cave and Well lie at the heart of the Mother Shipton Estate, a mile long remanant of the Ancient Forest of Knaresborough.

Harrogate Valley Gardens

These English Heritage Grade II Listed gardens situated in Harrogate with woodland known as The Pinewoods, cover 17 acres. The Gardens contain a greater number of mineral springs than any other known place.

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Your pets go free at this property. Your total pet price of £0 is included in the below prices
Sunday 26 November 2017 7 nights £ 489.00
Monday 27 November 2017 7 nights £ 489.00
Tuesday 28 November 2017 7 nights £ 489.00
Wednesday 29 November 2017 7 nights £ 489.00
Thursday 30 November 2017 7 nights £ 489.00

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