Crag House Barns Testimonials

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Staying at Crag House Barns is an unforgetable experience – Many of our guests Return every Year

Making memories which will last a lifetime is what holidays are all about.

Whether you’re visiting the North York Moors to enjoy the dramatic beauty of the scenery, to spend time with family or to enjoy the many local attractions, a holiday at Crag House Barns is unforgetable.

Our eco-friendly barn conversions make a wonderful base from which to explore North Yorkshire. It’s no wonder many of our guests regularly return.

READ SOME GUEST COMMENTS

BEACON VIEW BARN JULY 2022

Our first visit back for 3 years, fantastic as ever. The highlights included 1 Surf lessons with Whitby surf school, great instruction for the kids 2 Yorkshire Cycle Hub at Fryup with some really good trails 3 Dalby mountain bike routes, plenty of trails for all abilities 4 Eskdale pub Castleton, great food but not cheap 5 And of course the house was brilliant! - Great stay

DALE VIEW BARN CHRISTMAS 2022

Another happy family Christmas at Dale View Barn. We walked Egton Bridge, to Great Fryup dale, around the Esk valley and to Whitby. Lillie's food was delicious as was the fare from Beadlam Grange Farm. It snowed on Boxing Day but we still walked. The Christmas Day service at St Hilda's was fun and the Christmas Eve Carol service @ Danby Methodist Church was beautiful. The Reverend Alan is...

DALE VIEW BARN JUNE 2023

Another fantastic week at Crag House Farm. Weather was perfect and we spent the week exploring this wonderful area. Liz and Danny perfect hosts as usual. Thanks for the tip-off about the Tawny owl chicks! We hope to return.

Dale View Barn August 2019

Liz and Danny say thank you very much to two young guests for their following comments:- I really liked Castle Howard, especially the rose gardens because it has lots of paths to take, perfect for hide and seek!  The play room was my favourite part of the house it was really fun to play our games up there.  I hope we come back soon because I loved it here ? I liked climbing a mountain that was...

BEACON VIEW NEW YEAR 2024

We have had the most beautiful time here at Beacon View. Perfect for relaxing and seeing the beautiful scenery, fantastic walks, great local food .... what more could you want! 🙂

Beacon View Barn November 2018

Dear Liz and Danny.  Thank you so much for another fantastic week in your beautiful barn. This is our fourth time now and it really is starting to feel like a second home! The boys have had an amazing week and don't want to leave.  We have packed a lot in - lovely walks to the Moors National Park Centre and the Cycle Hub.  Whitby Abbey illuminated on Halloween, fossil finding at Saltwick Nab...

WHAT THE PRESS SAY

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WHAT OUR GUESTS SAY:

BEACON VIEW MAY 2024

Thank you for the warm welcome, the wonderful home so thoughtfully created with all comforts provided. We have had the very best of weeks in this beautiful part of the world. Infact, we shall be finding it hard to leave but so easy to return to this very location! We’ve particularly loved the moorland villages – Rosedale Abbey so pretty and Thornton le Dale, Hutton le Hole etc. etc. Runswick Bay our favourite coastal spot – with Staithes running 2nd! Helmsley, Harrogate – always a pleasure to revisit. It’s rather tragic we live 5 hours drive away.

HEATHER VIEW MAY 2024

Dear Liz and Danny. Many thanks for our wonderful visit to the barns! Although it was our first visit, I’m sure we will be back. The children loved all the outdoor area and making dens in the barns. Your kindness really made it a special birthday to remember. Hope to see you again soon.

BEACON VIEW APRIL 2024

Dear Liz and Danny. We have had a fabulous family holiday. The barn is warm and welcoming, especially when it’s raining! Fantastic meai courtesy of Catherine and Ben (Lillie’s kitchen) and a good lunch at The Lion. Duncan recommends the bar at ‘The Eskdale”.

DALE VIEW EASTER 2024 FORTNIGHT

We had a lovely time at the cottage – Me(8) My sister(5) Mummy, Daddy, Granny and Grandpa. Some of the best things we did were – Crazy golf in Scarborough. – Fossil hunting in Runswick Bay. – Mountain biking in Dalby Forest. – Hiking across the moors. – Sea life centre in Scarborough. – Fish and chips in Whitby. Thank you Liz and Danny.

BEACON VIEW BARN EASTER 2024

Dear Liz and Danny. Many thanks yet again for a fabulous week in Beacon View (8th visit here!) We have had another week of lovely walks, beach trips, great meals out (The Wheatsheaf in Egton stood out again) and general peace and relaxation. The boys had a great time playing rugby/football with your grandkids too. I’m certain we’ll be back!

DALE VIEW NEW YEAR 2024

Just the right time and place to relax after a busy hectic family Christmas and make our plans for 2024. Snug in the barn in the middle of the Yorkshire moors. Perfect!

BEACON VIEW NEW YEAR 2024

We have had the most beautiful time here at Beacon View. Perfect for relaxing and seeing the beautiful scenery, fantastic walks, great local food …. what more could you want! 🙂

DALE VIEW CHRISTMAS 2023

We have had a very happy week together, lots of family time playing games (MAO, Irish snap) Ligretto, Lexicon, chess, charades. We walked up onto the moors, many times in the rain and wind (storm Gerrit) to see the views, the sea, Danby Beacon. We have eaten so well, from Lillie’s beef, turkey and pastrami, also salmon and lots of good bacon, cheese and fruit and Pavlova!!! Liz and Danny decorated the barn perfectly with new cut holly and the enormous tree we look forward to. We wish them well on their 2024 travels and good health for many years to come. Thank you for making this lovely space for others to enjoy.

BEACON VIEW BARN CHRISTMAS 2023

Liz and Danny, thank’s so much for a truly memorable Christmas, you were so welcoming and friendly, the barn is everything and more than we hoped for – warm, cosy, comfortable and so well appointed, there is nothing that we could possibly have wanted that isn’t here! Your suggestions for festive food from Lillie’s Food was very much appreciated and enjoyed plus we’ve had lots of pub grub from Staithes to Castleton, loved The Lion pub. All together we have had a great time and as I said had a truly memorable Christmas. Many thanks.

DALE VIEW BARN SEPTEMBER 2023

We’ve had a lovely week and have really enjoyed our stay – making full use of the BBQ and outside area! Wonderful barn and gorgeous views!! Lovely trips to the coast and local walks! Thank you!

BEACON VIEW BARN SEPTEMBER 2023

Danny and Liz thank you for a wonderful week in Beacon View Barn. Especially ordering the fabulous, hot weather we have enjoyed 23-27 degrees. The view is stunning, the facilities were great having the outside space and BBQ. Visited several places on the coast and we plan to return to this area. A wonderful 70th Birthday Celebration with Family.

BEACON VIEW BARN AUGUST 2023

We have had a lovely week, busy but also restful in your wonderful barn, with its stunning view. Thanks to you both and also to our friends from Canberra for their recommendation. We hope to come again.

DALE VIEW BARN AUGUST 2023

Dear Liz and Danny. What an amazing hidden gem in the middle of the North York Moors, we were very spoilt here in the ‘luxurious barn’ with the best views of the area! Especially for our first visit to this area of England this was spectacular. With the little girls real sightseeing was quite challenging, but we still managed to get a taste of the area: Saltburn (our only rainy day – unfortunately no mini railway, but we did travel the old original cliff funicular tram. Whitby, (the stones collected ensured several hours of kiddie fun), The Danby Show ( very lovely sunny day and unique experience for us ‘city people’:-) Helmsley and the walled gardens and best of all, the fun in and around the house (the toy shop that the kids loved, the walks into the heather, the great views, the cloud formations, the different comfy seats around the cottage and all the food – too many cakes, sones etc, etc! feeding the doves etc, etc. And then I nearly forget our great dinner date night at The Eskdale (their lemon Posset dessert is divine!) Thank you for the hospitality and for making this home so comfortable ( all little details and beautiful design/lighting etc was appreciated!)

DALE VIEW BARN AUGUST 2023

Great holiday! Relaxing stay with amazing countryside all around. Recommended – Danby Bakery, Staithes for crabbing + fossils. Robin Hood’s Bay, Betty’s @ Northallerton. Thanks again.

BEACON VIEW BARN JULY 2023

There isn’t much we can add to what everyone else has said…. Perfect welcome, perfect cottage, great barbie and ‘sit ootery’…. + fab grass (well done Danny!). PS The cakes from Danby Bakery were amazing:-)

DALE VIEW BARN JULY 2023

We enjoyed our stay greatly at your lovely barn. Very much appreciated your tasty hospitality too! Highlights, in addition to this idyllic spot, were the Steam Train trip through the Esk Valley, Whitby, including a boat trip and Rievaulx Abbey and Helmsley Walled Gardens. Some great gastro pubs tested too – thanks for your recommendations.

DALE VIEW BARN JUNE 2023

Another fantastic week at Crag House Farm. Weather was perfect and we spent the week exploring this wonderful area. Liz and Danny perfect hosts as usual. Thanks for the tip-off about the Tawny owl chicks! We hope to return.

BEACON VIEW BARN MAY 2023

Lovely to spend a couple of days in such a beautiful part of the country. The barn is perfect, we have enjoyed catching up with our friends, did a couple of walks then relaxed back in the cosy barn.

DALE VIEW BARN MAY 2023

Idyllic Spot: Excellent facilities. Charming Chatelaine (Liz). All con’s were Mod! Could’ve have stayed much longer. Absolutely loved it! Many thanks.

BEACON VIEW BARN MAY 2023

Like several other visitors, we’ve had the good fortune to stay in both of your lovely barns – and can’t decide which one we like the best! We just love being around your little green with it’s dovecote and then experiencing the sweep of wilderness on the other side – we’d never get tired of the view towards the church and the way the light moves over the landscape. I don’t think we can ever top eating outside whilst watching a barn owl hunt over the fields below. Many highlights include: Dinner at the Eskdale Inn. Breakfast at the cycle Hub. Helmsley walled garden. The excellent crazy golf at the Jack and Jill pub. Fish tacos at the Fish Cottage, Sandsend. But best of all is just being in this lovely barn – so quiet, so stylish, so well-equipped, so lovingly restored, set in such stunning landscape. Thank you.