Knayton Vacation barn rental with internet access, fireplace, TV and rural retreat

34 reviews

From the owner

  • Barn
  • 2 bedrooms
  • Sleeps 4
  • Min stay varies
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Key information

  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly

From the owner

NO BOOKING FEE The Shippen at Old Low Moor Farm, Knayton near Thirsk is a new barn conversion opened in June 2018 and set in beautiful countryside overlooking the Hambleton Hills on the edge of the North York Moors National Park but still with easy access to the Yorkshire Dales National Park and the other attractions of North Yorkshire including York, Harrogate and the North Yorkshire coast.

The Shippen is single storey and has a large, vaulted, open plan living /dining/ kitchen with a feature brick fire place and wood burning stove. The property has underfloor heating throughout and there is free WiFi throughout the property. The kitchen is very well equipped with integrated fridge/freezer, oven, microwave and dishwasher. It has granite worktops with an induction hob and is fully equipped with crockery, cutlery and any necessary kitchen equipment. There is comfortable seating in the living area for four/five with a smart TV with Freeview Plus and a dining table and dining chairs for six.

The main bedroom has a super-king (6 foot) zip and link bed which can be separated into two singles if required as well as a spacious en-suite bathroom with a large "walk in" shower, separate bath, wash basin and toilet. The second bedroom has a king size double bed and an en-suite shower room with "walk in" shower, wash basin and toilet. The main bedroom has ample room for a baby's cot or cot bed suitable for a child up to 4/5 both of which can be made available on request.

We welcome wheelchair users. The Shippen has been designed to be wheelchair friendly with easy, level access from the car parking area, wide doorways, ample room in the living area to manoeuvre a wheelchair and a walk in shower and bathroom large enough to accommodate a wheel chair We can supply a frame to go around the toilet and a raised toilet seat if required, as well as a shower chair for the shower.

There is a separate guest laundry with washing machine and tumble drier, available for guests to use.

Cyclists are welcome, there are many recognised cycle routes passing close to the property and we can provide secure, locked storage and washing facilities for bikes.

Outside there is a large patio area with table and chairs and a BBQ. The patio overlooks the tennis court which is available for use by guests free of charge (tennis racquets and balls can be provided). There is also a play area for children with swings, slide, seesaw and trampoline suitable for children between 3 and 12, under the supervision of an adult.

There is a well stocked coarse fishing lake in the grounds and guests are welcome to fish free of charge (fishing gear can be provided if. Also on site is a stable block with a ménage and grazing and guests are welcome to bring their own horse by prior arrangement with the owners (extra charges will apply).

There is a local pub ( the Dog and Gun) within walking distance (approx 1/2 mile) which serves excellent food (Wednesdays to Sundays inclusive, although it is necessary to book well in advance) and there are various other excellent pubs and restaurants within a short drive which we are happy to recommend.

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Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
  • Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
  • 2 En suites


  • Great for children of all ages
  • Pets welcome
  • High chair


  • Parking
  • Accessible for wheelchair users — please contact the owner for details before booking


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Swing set
  • Trampoline
  • BBQ
  • Patio
  • Internet access
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Stove
  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Dishwasher
  • Washing machine
  • Clothes dryer
  • Iron
  • High chair
  • TV
  • DVD player
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided
  • Housekeeping Included

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Interaction with guest

We live on site and are always pleased to assist guests if required. We are happy to recommend local restaurants and places of interest to visit.



Things to know

Check in: 15:00 Check out: 10:00
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No smoking at this property

House rules

Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome by prior agreement with us, please contact us for further information. Please note that dogs must be kept under control on the site particularly when near other animals or livestock.
Smoking is not permitted in the property.

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About the owner

Jeff M.
Average reply time:
1 hour 22 minutes

Calendar last updated:
19 Oct 2021

Years listed:

Languages spoken: English


34 reviews
Very Good
A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Old Lower Moor Farm
Oct 2021

Recently stayed in The Shippen at Old Lower Moor Farm, the accommodation is exceptional clean, decorated to an extremely high standard in keeping with the surroundings and finished off tastefully. The… More 

13 Oct 2021

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Great stay.
Sep 2021

Had a wonderful break here, couldn’t fault anything. Hubby happy with the fishing, the dog enjoyed his walk & I enjoyed just chilling out… Central for visiting many places. We will be… More 

2 Oct 2021

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Beautiful views, and immaculate cottage.
Sep 2021

Just returned home from our third holiday at Old Low Moor Farm. Hot sunny days, comfortable cottage, and a warm welcome from our host ,Jeff. Just perfect!!

11 Sep 2021


excellent stay
Jun 2021

We had a 5 day break at Old Low Moor Farm it was every thing we wanted it to be. We had a warm welcome from Jeff and his beloved dog Tangle. We will certainly book again.

1 Jul 2021

Julia B
Beverley, United Kingdom

Sunshine and good friends
Jun 2021

Thank you Jeff et al for making our stay as fantastic as ever. It was so lovely to see you again and spend time in your fabulous cottage. You know how much we loved it as we booked two more breaks bef… More 

15 Jun 2021

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