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The Mistal, Old Low Moor Farm, Knayton Nr Thirsk. – Home 7036319 Barn

  • 2 bedrooms
  • 4 sleeps
  •  min stay varies

The Mistal, Old Low Moor Farm, Knayton Nr Thirsk. – Home 7036319

  • Barn
  • 2 bedrooms
  • sleeps 4
  •  min stay varies

Excellent Excellent – based on 52 reviews

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Barn / 2 bedrooms / 2 bathrooms / sleeps 4

Key Info

  • Child friendly
  • Car essential
  • Pet friendly
  • Private garden

Description from owner


NO BOOKING FEE The Mistal is a recently completed two bedroom barn conversion situated in beautiful countryside overlooking the Hambleton Hills and approximately 4 miles from the historic market town of Thirsk ( the home of James Herriot and the Yorkshire Vet) and with easy access to the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales National Parks.

The luxury accommodation comprises: on the ground floor an open plan living/dining/kitchen with underfloor heating and a feature wood burning stove. The lounge has a Smart TV and there is good wi fi connection throughout the property. There is also a downstairs cloakroom/WC. The kitchen is fully fitted with granite worktops, built in oven, microwave, induction hob, fridge, freezer, nespresso machine and dishwasher. There is a full size double sofa bed which can provide additional/alternative sleeping accommodation for up to two extra persons (additional charge of £25 per person, per night, please enquire).

On the first floor there are two bedrooms with superking or king sized zip and link beds which can be split into singles if required. Each bedroom has a TV and an en suite shower room. The bedrooms are connected by a galleried walkway overlooking the vaulted living area.

Outside there is a private south facing patio with seating and a BBQ.

There is a separate guest laundry with washing machine and tumble drier which guests are welcome to use.

On site there is a newly re-surfaced tennis court available for use by guests free of charge as well as a large stable block and ménage ( livery and grazing is available for visitor's own horses - extra charge, please enquire with the owners). There is also a play area for children with swings, slide, trampoline and see-saw and a well stocked coarse fishing lake which guests are welcome to use, again free of charge. Cyclists are particularly welcome and we can provide secure indoor storage as well as washing facilities for bikes.

There is a very popular local pub serving excellent home cooked food within easy walking distance ( food served Wednesday to Sunday inclusive, booking well in advance necessary). The property is on a national cycling route and there are numerous footpaths and bridle ways in the area making it an ideal location for cycling, walking and riding. The market towns of Thirsk and Northallerton with their shops, cafes and restaurants are within easy reach and the property's central position makes it very convenient for visiting the attractions of the Moors and the Dales. York and Harrogate are just a 30-40 minute drive away.

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

Bed & bathroom

  • Bedroom 1: King bed
    Bedroom 2: Queen Bed
    Beds in other rooms: Sofa beds
  • 2 En suites


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Private garden
  • 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

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  • Parking
  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Interaction with guest

We live on site and are on hand to deal with any queries or problems. We are also very happy to recommend local restaurants and places of interest to visit.


Check in time: 15:00, Check out time: 10:00
If you have any questions about check-in or check-out times, please contact the owner/manager.
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No smoking at this property


Change of plans? No problem. You could receive a partial or full refund, depending on when you cancel.

Booking confirmed

100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).

24 hours after booking

50% refund of the amount paid (minus the booking fee*) if cancelled at least 4 weeks before check-in.

4 weeks before

No refund if cancelled less than 4 weeks before check-in.

Check-in date

* The booking fee is stated in the cancellation policy information on the payment page. This fee helps us run our secure platform and enables us to provide 24/7 customer support

House rules

Up to two well behaved dogs are allowed by prior arrangement with the owners, please enquire. They must be kept under control at all times because of other animals on the site.

Smoking is not permitted in the house.

An extra charge of £25 per person per night is made for extra persons (above 4) staying overnight in the property.


About the owner

Karen M.
Average reply time:
53 minutes
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
15 Sep 2019
Years listed:
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English


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Guest reviews

52 reviews

Very Good

“A Bolthole for life”

Reviewed 6 Jun 2019

My sister and I had the most wonderful few days staying at the Mistal. Our welcome from Karen and Geoff was so warm, and an unexpected welcome hamper added to our enjoyment. The Mistal has been so lovingly restored and the high standard in every area is a joy to behold. It totally reflects the owners love and commitment of their properties. We should have stayed much longer, but we know we will be back, and next time for much longer. This is truly going to be somewhere we know we will return to again and again.

“Perfect - excellent cottage, friendly owners, lovely rural setting”

Reviewed 1 Jun 2019

Spacious, very well equipped, comfortable furnishings and spotlessly clean - a very warm welcome from the onsite owners who kindly let us bring our 3 dogs with us - dogs walks in the surrounding lovely countryside from the front door - quiet and rural countryside surroundings - cannot rate this cottage and owners highly enough - everything was just perfect - thank you for letting us stay with you :)


Reviewed 6 May 2019

accomodation was lovely. beautiful surroundings. comfy beds. lovely hosts. stables tennis courts & a fishing lake. fab welcome basket as well. not to far from northallerton & thirsk for supplies.

“Mistal Cottage - Short Week Break.”

Reviewed 31 Mar 2019

Another visit to stay with Karen and Jeff Milton at Old Low Moor Farm in the village of Knayton. We both very much enjoyed our stay with you, and had a nice relaxing break in the Mistal Cottage. It’s always good to see the progress you’ve made, and how many countless hours of work you both have put into making these cottages just so warm, cosy and homely. It was nice to see you both again, and meet up with your family. I suppose one day Jeff, you’ll either end up in the greenhouse or sat perched on a seat fishing all day, or maybe there’s another project bubbling away in the pan?. Yep, there’s something brewing. We send you both are best regards, and thank you for once again welcoming us to your home and making us so welcome.

“Low moor farm knayton”

Reviewed 23 Oct 2018

Absolutely beautiful barn in a lovely area will certainly be going again. Spotlessly clean helpful friendly owners. Can take your horses with you as well as they have stabling and a ménage.

“Short break”

Reviewed 18 Sep 2018

Excellent, lovely owners,lovely location, lovely cottage, lovely break. We really enjoyed our stay. Thank you

“Special place, don't hesitate book today”

Reviewed 18 Sep 2018

From the moment I booked online the communication from Karen was excellent. Directions prior to arrival were excellent, recommendations for eating out were first class especially The Dog & Gun, service her from Shelly was superb and the food was home made and good quality. Upon arrival we were met by Lucy with our key, I have been to many self catering places The Mistal is the best one I've ever been to, spotlessly clean which is hard to achieve when it's a dog friendly house. The pictures don't do this place justice as the finish that has been achieved is outstanding. Every detail has been thought of, well equipped and a clever use of space. Under floor heating was plenty for the time of year so we didn't use the wood burner. The welcome hamper was comprehensive and great quality, including several Yorkshire items and homemade jam. The grounds and outdoor space were immaculately presented, we used the tennis court with the equipment provided but didn't have time to fish. Plenty of beautiful walks, the house and the grounds were very dog friendly. We will be returning for another visit in the future as this place was beyond words.

“Relaxing peaceful holiday, ideally situated for the North Yorkshire moors and Dales”

Reviewed 18 Jul 2018

Our five day break started with a lovely welcome from Karen, Jeff, and Tangles the dog. Karen showed us round The Mistal, originally the cow shed to the farm which has been developed into a 5 star living space. No expense has been spared, with excellent fixtures and fittings. A lovely welcome basket, filled with lots of goodies, including wine, beer, biscuits, and even some of Karen's home made jam. Karen and Jeff make you really feel at home, and Tangles makes herself at home, as on one evening we left the front door open and she joined us for tea. Cracking dog. We can't recommend The Mistal more, and to prove it we already have booked again in September 2018.

“The Mistal - What a wonderful place to stay”

Reviewed 4 Jun 2018

My wife and I, together with her elderly Uncle and Aunt, had the very great pleasure of staying at The Mistal from 26th May to 2nd June 2018. On our arrival we were greeted by Karen and Jeff, the owners, who showed us around the property. It was the first time we had stayed here and certainly exceeded our expectations. It was spotlessly clean, very well decorated and furnished, with the lovely added touch of a well stocked hamper to help us settle in. One of the reasons that we chose this location was that we felt it would be ideal for travelling both through the Yorkshire Moors and the Dales and we couldn't have chosen a better spot. Karen and Jeff were so friendly and went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed. What a lovely couple they are. The peace and quiet of the location was also appreciated and if you like to wake up to the sound of birds singing in the morning rather than the cough and splutter of car engines, then this really has to be the place for you. Jeff is currently in the process of renovating additional areas of the farm as holiday lettings and his attention to detail is second to none. If you are looking for a peaceful break in a quiet location and in a holiday property that is extremely well maintained and cared for with the added benefit of being very convenient for travelling through the Yorkshire Moors and Dales then this is the place for you. I cannot recommend this place highly enough and encourage anyone to give it a try. YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED.

“A warm welcome awaits at this fabulous property in a great location”

Reviewed 7 Apr 2018

Along with my daughters and grandson I've just returned from a wonderful 4 night break in North Yorkshire staying in Karen and Jeff's fabulous barn conversion. This stunning property on a quiet lane in beautiful countryside offers every comfort you could possibly need and more. It's furnished very tastefully, has a lovely well equipped kitchen, great ensuite bathrooms and a cosy log fire. My seven year old grandson had lots to interest him with horses, tennis court and play equipment just outside the door. The highlight for him was being shown how to fish in the well stocked lake. Thank you Jeff. The location is brilliant for the North Yorks Moors or the Dales and despite the rainy weather we found lots to do for all the family. We can highly recommend the local pub, the Dog & Gun. Many thanks Karen and Jeff for all those extra touches including the fabulous welcome hamper. We look forward to our next visit.

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