This rural retreat for two and two dogs is set within the Yorkshire Nature Triangle with one bathroom, as well as being close to the seaside towns of Scarborough and Bridlington.
The Old Barn’s accommodation is all on one level, making it ideal for those with mobility issues. If you are a wildlife enthusiast you will be in your element in this barn conversion in the charming Yorkshire Wolds.
Regular visitors in The Old Barn’s garden are egrets and kingfishers. Rambling, hiking and cycling is the order of the day here, so make sure you pack your walking shoes.
At A Glance
Two Dogs Allowed
Ground Floor Facilities
Pub Within 1 Mile
Flat Screen TV
About The Old Barn
The Old Barn has been tastefully furnished with comfort in mind and is intended to be a home-from-home. The open plan living space has tiled floors, high beams and there is an electric wood effect burner, Freeview television and a DVD player.
There is a country-style dining area and the kitchen has an electric cook, combination microwave and fridge. The twin-bed bedroom has a television and there is a shower cubicle and toilet.
The Old Barn is detached and has wheelchair access. There is private parking for two cars and a bike store for cycling enthusiasts.
Map of Area
Things To Do in Wansford
Why not do the Waterside Walk, a seven and a half amble on the canal and river bank. Your dogs will be in their element as this diverse trail is full of surprises.
You can keep a look out for a variety of bird species such as the rough legged buzzard, Siberian chiffchaffs and rosy starlings.
There is parking at Riverhead in Driffield where the trail begins. Set aside four hours for this walk because there is plenty of charming country pubs in Driffield, Wansford and Nafferton where you can stop for refreshments. All have fresh water for your pooch.
For those who just want to relax, why not pack a picnic (don’t forget the doggy treats) and head for Driffield Beck, a chalk stream popular for fly-fishing.
Sit on the banks and watch the cormorants overhead and the trout jumping out of the water. If you are there at sunset you might see otters frolicking on the water’s edge.
If you are lucky enough to experience a rare wildlife sighting make sure your dog is on a lead.
A visit to Driffield, four and a half miles from the cottage, should be on your agenda. Founded in Saxon times, this charming town is jam-packed with history and has certainly earned its title of “Culture Capital of the Yorkshire Wolds”.
The street market comes to town every Thursday. It is an ideal time to sample the finest the area has to offer. There is also an impressive range of independent shops such as The Singing Barber and the vintage Molly and Jean Tearooms, where you can enjoy a bite to eat and a pot of real Yorkshire tea.
Make time to take a tour of Burton Agnes, a stately home on the outskirts of Driffield, packed with a fine collection of French impressionist painting and age-old tapestries.
Dogs aren’t allowed in the house, so consider the doggy day care service. Wagtails of the Wolds provide this from as little as a few hours up to a whole day.
You and your pets can expect an unforgettable break be it a short stay or for a whole week.
The Old Barn is surrounded by the beauty of the Yorkshire Wolds and is close enough to the coast giving you a wide choice of things to do while you are there.
The Old Barn
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