Cragg Hall Barn, Yorkshire

With stunning panoramic view across a valley this converted barn ticks off plenty of criteria for designers and eco-nuts. Sleeps 6. It’s not on the doorstep but on the way you could swing via Harrogate and stay at the Hotel du Vin (great online deals), pay a visit to the unique Harrogate Spa with it’s immaculate and striking Victorian Moorish interior and go to the original Yorshire tea room – Betty’s. In stark contrast you could unravel all that old school sophistication and pay Dave a visit to take you for a sodden and adrenalin filled adventure caving under the Dales to enact your own scene from The Descent. (I must be really into that last pic, it’s appeared quite a few times now! Well, its royalty free, guilt free and me). 

Old Cragg Hall Barn from £425 per weekend.

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