Willow Bark

Bedale, Yorkshire Dales

  • 4 Star
  • Converted granary with exposed beams in a beautiful location in the Yorkshire Dales close to the market towns of Leyburn and Masham.

You can book this property from:

  • £690 per week
  • £99 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 1 king/super-king bed
  • 1 zip & link beds - can be king/super king or single beds
  • 1 sofa bed


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 bathrooms
  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Shower


  • Garden
  • Enclosed garden
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking

How far to...?

  • Beach 40 miles
  • Pub 1.8 miles
  • Shop 3.7 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack
  • Countryside views

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4pm
  • Check out: 10am
  • Please ask guests about bed configuration would they prefer 1 super king or 2 singles in Bedroom 2.



  • Ground floor toilet
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Ground floor bath/shower room
  • Walk-in shower

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Property Name: Willow Bark
Description: Barn Conversion

The nearest bus stop is: Newton le Willows village (about 400yds)
The nearest train station is: Northallerton
The nearest food shop is: Bedale
The nearest pub/restaurant is: Finghall, Crackenhall, lots in Bedale
The nearest petrol is: Crakehall 24hr machine

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: Open gravel
For what sized cars? All
Good space to unload once parked? Yes
Number of spaces available:  Ample
The parking surface is: Gravel
Distance to the property from the parking: 20/30 yards
Is parking level? Yes
Distance to nearest parking area: All adjacent, open level no steps
How many steps are there en route to the entrance: 1 step up to the porch

Main entrance
How many entrances are there to the property? One + garden doors
The doors widths are: 3ft +
Keyhole height: Mid rail
How many steps are there to the entrance: One

Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: Oak
The door widths are: Normal
Is there good space between the furniture: Yes
Is it movable or fixed: Moveable, mainly.

The flooring is: Oak
The door widths are: No doors
The worktop height is: 900mm
Is the oven set high or low? High
The fridge height is: Under counter
The freezer height is: High unit fridge freezer
Is crockery stored high or low? Low
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where: No

Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have: 2
The number of steps between floors is: 13
The flooring is: Oak
The door widths are: Usual 800mm
Bed sizes are: 1 King, 2 single, 1 sofa bed (2 seater)
Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Moveable

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
The door widths are: Usual 800mm
Is there an accessible or adapted WC?: No
Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower?: Showers easily accessed
Is there a ground floor WC?: Yes
Is there a ground floor bath or shower room?: Yes
Does the bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted: Yes
Is there any shower where access is level rather than having to step up?: Fairly level
The flooring is: Oak

Outdoor facilities
External areas are: Patio, garden, lawn
Permanent seating: No
Colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg white on edge of steps): No steps to speak of
Footpaths to follow for visually impaired/mobility impaired:Stone flag patio
Barriers to entry into any part of the garden: No
Other hazards such as ponds, water features, steep areas: No

Is there a land line for guests to use? No
Mobile reception details: Good
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not WC or baths)?: Yes
Are electrical sockets generally set low or high? Low
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests?: No
Any other information: None

This access statement has been completed by the owner and Ingrid Flute’s is not to be held responsible for the content therein.




Willow Bark is a stunning, beamed, converted granary in a beautiful  location set within 20 acres of Parkland on the owner’s estate.  The property has many features to ensure you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay.  There are beautifully stylish rooms decorated and furnished in contemporary style with taste and grace.  All the rooms are light and airy and have a real cosy feel, just right for relaxing after a day in Yorkshire.  There is a large, stylish and well-equipped kitchen with every convenience, this contemporary kitchen adjoins the dining area so the cook can enjoy company whilst rustling up a delicious meal from local produce.  The property is spacious yet homely with high vaulted ceilings in the living room, a stunning inglenook fireplace with a woodburning stove for those chilly evenings.  There are two large bedrooms, one on the ground floor and one on the first floor reached by a very attractive wooden open staircase from the living room.  There is a small library on the mezzanine area upstairs to relax in after a hard day exploring the Yorkshire Dales.  The whole property has oak wooden flooring and original beams, there are two sets of double sliding glass doors in both the living room and ground floor bedroom, both leading onto the sunny garden.  The garden is a feature of this lovely property, enclosed and private with the advantage of sun all afternoon.  A patio, outside seating and gas barbecue mean you can enjoy an alfresco meal whilst basking in the sunshine.

With fantastic facilities on site including an award winning café/tearoom with indoor and outdoor play area as well as an “Enchanted Fairy Wood”.  There are local walks aplenty, stunning views and all that the Dales has to offer.   Situated in Lower Wensleydale, close to the market towns of Leyburn, Masham, Richmond, Hawes and Bedale, right on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and close to the North York Moors National Park also..  For the more adventurous there are walks, hikes and cycleways aplenty.  Willow Bark is suitable for the less mobile as there is a large ground floor bedroom with En suite shower room.

Through the front door into the hallway. 
Hallway: Hanging space and boot storage. Tiled flooring.
Utility: A very useful and good-sized room with a sink and lots of storage.  There is a fridge/freezer,  American style top loading washer and separate dryer, this is a great room to keep your muddy walking gear.
Cloakroom: Washbasin, toilet.
Lounge/Kitchen/Dining area: A light and airy open plan area, the highlight of which are the two large pairs of sliding doors opening onto the patio and garden giving the whole area a feeling of light and space.  The high ceiling in the living area is a delight and with the full ceiling height inglenook fireplace and wood burning stove gives this room an impressive feel. There are two built in stone seats at either side of the fireplace.  Cosy leather sofa and chair, coffee table and a large smart TV with Freeview and built in DVD to complete the beautifully furnished living area.
The kitchen is spacious and well equipped.  With metro tiled walls painted units and wooden work surfaces, it has a distinctly contemporary feel.  You will find a fridge, dishwasher, microwave, double oven including grill and induction hob.  The dining area adjoins the kitchen and has a table and chairs. 
This open plan area is complemented by original beams, wooden doors, stylish lighting and wooden floors throughout.
Bedroom1: A room with a garden view!  Two pairs of large double sliding glass doors give access to the patio and garden, letting in light and bathing the room in sunlight.  King sized bed, 2 bedside tables, wardrobe and chest of drawers.  A large room which would be super to relax in at the end of a busy day.
En Suite Shower room: A large tiled cubicle with rain head shower, the room is fully tiled with white basin in a vanity unit, and a large granite coloured heated towel rail.  There is an oak wooden floor throughout the bedroom and En suite

Thirteen open oak stairs lead up to the mezzanine landing/ library area with comfy chairs and a vaulted ceiling.  This area has restricted head height.  Oak wooden floor. Between this area and the twin bedroom there is a step up and down.
Bedroom 2:  Leading from the landing/library area through a glass door is a twin bedroom.  A lovely room with a fresh feel overlooking the garden, there are beams and an oak wooden floor.  You will find a built-in cupboard for hanging your clothes and a chest of drawers.  This room leads to a seating area with a two-seater sofa bed and side tables with a stylish lighting. Twin beds which can be made up as a Super-King on request.
En Suite Shower Room: A super contemporary styled room with grey tiling and flooring, complementary L shaped vanity and storage units with a built-in shaped basin.  The walk-in shower is large with a rain head shower unit.  A granite coloured heated towel rail completes this stylishly furnished and decorated room.

Pets: Sorry, no pets allowed
: Ample Free parking shared with the customers of the tearoom.
Garden/Patio: A real feature of Willow Bark. There is a patio which can be accessed from the living room and downstairs bedroom.  There is outdoor seating and a simply lovely private  garden. This garden is also south facing for sun worshipers.  The garden is laid to lawn and of a good size, great for children to play. Part surrounded by mature hedging. Gas barbecue. Holiday makers staying at Willow Bark are able to use the childrens outdoor play area.
Heating: Oil Central Heating/Woodburning stove in the open plan living area.
Short breaks: Accepted all year round.
Notes: Towels are provided. Unlimited WIFI available free of charge.  Mobile phone signal is good. Please be aware that the front entrance of the property is opposite the tearoom entrance.  Please note a basket of welcome logs is provided, further bags can be purchased from the office at £5.00 per bag

Pub  - Patrick Brompton 1.8 miles,  Shops – Bedale  3.7


Wonderful. The property was exactly as seen in the photos, very clean, comfortable. We had the garden for the sunny days and the fireplace for the rainy days. I would like to add that the owners were very kind, helpfull and friendly. They gave us plenty of suggestions and information.

Ms Iolanda M,


Area Information

The Yorkshire Dales market town of Bedale is a charming place to enjoy a self-catering break. The town has an excellent selection of independent shops and is especially great for food shops selling fresh, local produce. The town holds a market day every Tuesday where you can meet local traders selling produce and plants and there is also a car boot sale in the town every Saturday. The town is full of historic buildings such as an 18th century leeches store and there is a wonderful 14th century market cross. There's plenty to keep you entertained in the town, from a local petting zoo, Big Sheep Little Cow, that children will love, the Bedale museum where you can find out more about the history of the area, as well as the beautiful Thorp Perrow Arboretum. For those looking to get outdoors, why not pay a visit to the Bedale Golf Club or Aerial Extreme Bedale? There are also many stunning trails in the area for walking, or if you want to discover the area by train, the local railway line is Wensleydale Railway which holds an exciting calendar of events throughout the year.