Nestled away and surrounded by fields and farmland, just outside the popular Yorkshire village of Middleham, Curlew Barn is the perfect destination for guests wanting to enjoy a quiet, romantic break. Only a mile and a half away from the famous horse racing town of Middleham, guests will find many excellent quality local pubs and restaurants within easy walking distance as well as cafes, tea rooms, a convenience store and regular farmer’s market. Steeped in history, Middleham Castle was once the home of Richard III and it’s remains are a popular attraction for tourists. Also well known for it’s horse racing links, guests will be able to watch the world class racehorses being ridden through the centre of Middleham and out into the gallops at the edge of the village. The barn is also close to East Witton, a quiet village with two pubs and from which you can enjoy a pleasant, low level walk to Jervaulx Abbey.
Perfect for couples, Curlew Barn has been renovated to an excellent standard offering top quality accommodation throughout. All on one level, the lounge and kitchen are open plan and have been furnished to a high standard. There is a warm and cosy feel throughout with a wood burner and exposed beams as well as contemporary fixtures and fittings. The double bedroom is full of character with an original exposed stone wall and beams as well as lovely views across the fields beyond. The patio garden offers a great place to sit and enjoy the surroundings and there is ample space to park two cars. With many established public footpaths leading right from the front door, Curlew Barn is a great spot for guests who want to enjoy a walking or cycling holiday. Guests will find many footpaths along the banks of the river which flows just behind Curlew Barn.
Jervaulx Abbey was once a great Cistercian monastery and is certainly worth a visit to explore the history and also to enjoy a spot of lunch in the popular tea rooms. A little further afield but still within walking distance, guests will find footpaths leading up hills and down dales, through natural, unspoilt woodland and open countryside, to many attractive Yorkshire towns and villages situated just a few miles away. This Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty really does offer some of the most magnificent scenery and stunning views, and should be visited at all times of the year just to appreciate the sheer beauty of the landscape. Guests will find an abundance of top quality local inns and restaurants offering fresh, local produce and comfortable surroundings. The Forbidden Corner is only a few miles away and really must be explored by guests of all ages. This once private folly is now open as an attraction to the public and offers guests a fun filled day out with twists and turns round every corner. A little further afield but still within an hour’s drive, guests will be able to visit popular destinations including Ripon, Aysgarth Falls, York, Thirsk, Northallerton, Hawes, Barnard Castle, Richmond and Durham.
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