The Barn, Oak Tree Farm ref: UK2475

West Witton, near Leyburn, Wensleydale & Area

5 Stars



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Luxury Collection 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Open Plan 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


This beautiful barn conversion is part of Oak Tree Farm which dates back to 1812. It has been superbly renovated by its owners to provide spacious and comfortable holiday accommodation. Step inside into the modern farmhouse kitchen with its large oak dresser and range cooker, stylish fixtures and smart accessories. Whether it’s casual dining and a glass of wine at the breakfast bar, or more formal dining in the conservatory, this property caters to your every need. In the summer months eat breakfast alfresco on the patio and enjoy the surrounding countryside and open views. The open plan living area makes the perfect place to unwind after a day of exploring with its attractive décor and comfortable furnishings. A large wood burner is the focal point and on winter nights makes for a cosy stay.
This luxury property is situated in the picturesque village of West Witton, within walking distance of the village store and tearooms. With its highly acclaimed restaurant, The Wensleydale Heiffer, just a short stroll away, this makes a perfect choice for a special celebration.
Turn in either direction out of the Barn at Oak Tree farm and you’ll be spoilt for choice. With walks direct from the doorstep and wall to wall views, this is such a pretty area. Cycling is extremely popular here, being stage to the Tour de France and the annual Tour de Yorkshire.
Travel to Aysgarth to see the waterfalls or visit Hawes and its quirky shops and cafés, not forgetting to stop off at the famous Wensleydale Creamery. In the opposite direction you will pass the picturesque village of Middleham and its famous castle, enjoy the sights as the race horses’ ride to and from the gallops each day, or sit it in the village square and enjoy a coffee as you watch the world go by.
A little further and you will reach the bustling market town of Leyburn with its host of interesting shops, restaurants and cafés, all set around the market square, and of course Friday is market day and a good chance to snap up some of the gorgeous local produce. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

3 steps to entrance.
Open plan living space.
Living area:
With wood burner, 49" Freeview Smart TV, iPod dock, DAB radio, CD player, beams and wooden floor.
Dining area/conservatory: With wooden floor and French doors leading to courtyard.
Kitchen area: Farmhouse style with breakfast bar, electric range, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and tiled floor.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed, Freeview Smart TV and en-suite with shower over bath, toilet and wooden floor.
Bedroom 2: With double bed, single bed, Freeview TV and DVD player.
Shower room: With shower cubicle, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Biomass central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack. External utility/boot room with washing machine.


Small enclosed courtyard to the rear with patio, garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 2 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    ¼ mile
  • Distance
    4 miles
  • Restaurant
    ¼ mile
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    ¼ mile
  • Railway station distance
    22.0 miles
  • Lake
    10 miles (reservoir)

About the local area

It's given its name to one of Britain's finest cheeses, but Wensleydale has so much more to offer. This is the valley of the River Ure, part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and a popular destination for walkers and hikers.

As well as the rolling landscape of the valley itself, Wensleydale is overlooked by the distinctive flat- topped hill of Addlebrough, above the village of Bainbridge and Penhill, which stands guard over Leyburn. Wensleydale's dramatic scenery is dotted with ancient towns and villages, offering a great range of shops, pubs and tea rooms.

Hawes, at the head of the valley, is the centre of the famous cheese-making industry as well as rope- making, while Hardraw is home to Hardraw Force, one of the highest waterfalls in England.

At Aysgarth, the River Ure tumbles down a limestone staircase at the beauty spot known as Aysgarth Falls.

There are many other fascinating towns and villages in the valley; hidden treasures abound as the Ure flows eastwards. Middleham, with its castle, was the childhood home of Richard III while at West Burton, you can visit the famous Cat Pottery.

Although a walker's paradise, tired feet can let the train take the strain with a trip on the Wensleydale Railway. Heritage steam and diesel trains run along 17 miles of line between Redmire and Leeming Bar at the eastern end of the dale.

Don't forget the famous Buttertubs Pass, a great walk that leads from Hawes and Hardraw, over a high moorland pass and down to neighbouring Swaledale.

Things to do nearby

Upper Wharfedale

Along the Upper Wharfe Valley the characteristic drystone walls and barns of the Dales, important flower-rich hay meadows, beautiful riverside and valleyside woodland combine to create a wonderful place to relax and explore the great outdoors.

Wensleydale Creamery

Receiving over 270,000 visitors each year, the Wensleydale Creamery Visitors Centre incorporates a museum, viewing gallery, specialist cheese shop and fully licensed restaurant.

Pennine Bridleway - Horse Riding

The Pennine Bridleway is a new 350 mile long National Trail in the North of England.


Reeth, in the heart of Swaledale is a honey pot for locals and tourists. It lies where two of North Yorkshire's finest dales meet.

Arkle Moor Riding Centre
Arkle Moor Riding Centre

A small riding centre just outside the dales village of Reeth.

Bolton Castle

Completed in 1399, Bolton Castle has a rich past including connections with Richard III and Mary Queen of Scots who was imprisoned here in 1568 under orders from Elizabeth I. Open all year round.

River Wharfe - Day Tickets
River Wharfe - Day Tickets

Some great fishing venues including Burnsall, Ilkley and Grassington. Day tickets available.

River Bain
River Bain

Bainbridge is the only place that you can get day tickets for the River Bain with it being such a short river - the shortest in England at about two miles!


The thriving market town of Hawes located in the heart of Wensleydale is a typical Yorkshire Dales town full of character and charm.

The Swaledale Museum
The Swaledale Museum

The Swaledale Museum is run by volunteers where displays of local heritage from Swaledale and Arkengarthdale can be viewed.

The Forbidden Corner

A unique labyrinth of tunnels, chambers, follies and surprises created in a four acre garden in the heart of the Yorkshire Dales.

River Ure - Day Tickets
River Ure - Day Tickets

Great fishing venues include Bainbridge, Hawes and Aysgarth. Day tickets available

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