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Prospect Barn - Front Elevation
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Prospect Barn - Bathroom With Shower Cubicle & Rolled Top Bath
Shared Garden Areas For Prospect Barn and Prospect Farm House Guests
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Shared Garden Areas For Prospect Barn and Prospect Farm House Guests
Shared Garden Areas For Prospect Barn and Prospect Farm House Guests
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Prospect Barn - View From Rear Garden Over Wensleydale
Prospect Barn - View From Rear Garden Over Wensleydale
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
West Witton, Leyburn, North Yorkshire, England

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MrsH2814
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful Stay”
Reviewed 21 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

We stayed for 6 nights. The barn is lovely and clean and had everything we needed. Hot and powerful shower. Nicely decorated, quiet, and great views from the garden. Wifi was hit and miss but no big deal as both pubs have wifi. Local shop for milk and papers. Great location for heading off to the villages and we had some snow. Shared parking but again not a problem as plenty of roadside parking. Enjoyed our stay and hope to be back in 2017.

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Management Response
23 Nov 2016
We are really grateful and would sincerely like to thank you for your unbiased kind words and observations in respect of the 'Barn', its general condition and the shared facilities particularly in view of the unfavourable adverse review posted by a previous guest during early October this year and we are pleased you were pleased with your holiday experience with us has it is always encouraging to receive positive feedback - At Niche Holidays we pride ourselves in endeavouring to meet or exceed our guest’s holiday experience expectations and to receive such a positive review makes our efforts to please all that more rewarding – Thank you again and we sincerely hope to enjoy your company at some time in the future
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Reviewed 15 November 2016 for a stay in November 2016

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Liked best: Exceptionally clean & warm
Liked least: Shared driveway
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
15 Nov 2016
Thank you for your kind words, particularly in view of adverse comments made by guests about the Barn in an earlier review, and we are pleased you were pleased with your holiday experience with us has it is always encouraging to receive positive feedback - At Niche Holidays we pride ourselves in endeavouring to meet or exceed our guest’s holiday experience expectations and to receive a positive review makes our efforts to please all that more rewarding – Thank you again and we hope to enjoy your company at some time in the future - For reference for future guests the Parking arrangement is a subjective issue being adequate to accommodate the prescribed amount of vehicles for both properties and it is well worth the minor inconvenience of talking to the Farmhouse guests or vice versa (should they be in occupation) to enjoy the benefit of 'Off Road' parking which in the village of West Witton is like enjoying a lottery win!
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Emma R
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Overwhelming smell of mould!”
Reviewed 8 October 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Such a shame we've had to rate this place as poor. In all other respects the barn is good to excellent. As soon as we entered the front door in the kitchen we were hit by a smell of mould. There seems to be rising damp along the back wall of this barn, which is significantly worse in the bedroom. You can see damp and mould along the wall by the skirting boards where there are also signs of it having been previously scrubbed off or painted over. The bedroom wall where the bed is, is particularly bad and I was tempted to go and buy some mildew remover and scrub it off myself!
The mould smell the first night was so bad that we nearly gave up and booked in at the Wensleydale heifer down the road. The 2nd and 3rd nights were a little bearable as we slept with the window open (not something I normally do in a ground floor property). Luckily we were only stopping three nights and neither of us are asthmatic.
We were unable to put clothes in the chest of drawers due to a mouldy smell. (The kitchen pan/corner cupboard also smelled damp). Such a shame because the conversion has obviously been done with some care and thought.
Also be aware that the driveway is shared with the larger property and unless a car is blocked in, one car will have to park on the road. The internet wifi is poor and patchy, and we could only really access it from the kitchen end of the property.
West Witton is lovely, especially the Fox and Hounds pub and the Wensleydale heifer (cheaper set menu available before 6.30pm ).

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Mould
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Management Response
9 Oct 2016
Whilst Niche Holidays welcome all reviews from our guests very few of us in the Holiday Rental industry enjoy adverse comments but it does occasionally come with the territory of the Self-Catering holiday experience.

To-date ALL our guests have thoroughly enjoyed their visits to the 'Barn' as the reviews on this, and other internet rental platforms we use, will testify but as with all rural Dales properties their will be an element of structural dampness which we generally manage quite well with the discreet placement of dehumidifiers but the comments within this review are grossly exaggerated and do not reflect the properties sound structural well being

To all our potential and prospective guests please assess all our property reviews which will give a more complete and rounded overview of Niche Holidays capability to offer you a comprehensive, favourable and enjoyable holiday experience

For clarity of purpose for future guests the following issues are individually addressed:-

Parking: Within our property descriptions we are very clear regarding the driveway being 'Shared' for 'Off Road' parking for both properties (which is a bonus in the village) with the alternative use of 'On Road' parking which the majority of West Witton residents have to suffer - The driveway can adequately accommodate the prescribed amount of vehicles for both properties without issue which as been the case so far to-date (Note: These guests had the driveway to themselves for the duration of their visit!)

Wi-FI: Within the property information folder, included in the log on details, we are very clear that the internet connection works off a 'Repeater' from the 'Farmhouse' with adequate reception in the kitchen/lounge areas

Final Comment: We cannot win the all !
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victoria
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Perfect ideal”
Reviewed 24 June 2016 for a stay in June 2016

not knowing what we were going to ,so what a lovely surprise on entering The Barn. Perfect place to relax and enjoy . Sitting outside having a red wine, enjoying the view beautiful. Having left Australia Winter behind this was just what the doctor ordered

Yes we give you Ten out of ten highly recommend to anyone
Thank you.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: UK TV programmes
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
14 Jul 2016
Thank you for your kind words and we are pleased you were pleased with your holiday experience with us has it is always pleasing to receive a positive review
At Niche Holidays we pride ourselves in endeavouring to meet or exceed our guest’s holiday experience expectations and to receive a positive review makes our efforts to please all that more rewarding – Thank you again and we hope to enjoy your company at some time in the future
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
sparklysh...
Ilkley, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Beautiful barn”
Reviewed 5 June 2016 for a stay in May 2016

Lovely barn, very well presented. The garden is we also very nice, fabulous views. There is just about eveything you could need and is generally well-equipped. The only things missing were a shaver plug and we were a little disappointed that the wifi was an additional cost. We had no mobile phone recepton in West Witton so wifi would have been good but we did not wish to pay extra. It is personal choice. Overall, the barn was excellent, the area lovely and we enjoyed our stay.

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Liked best: the character of the barn
Liked least: the shared driveway
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers People with pets
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Management Response
5 Jun 2016
it is always pleasing to receive a good review - Thank you
To ensure clarity for future guests the Wi Fi is free being part of our rental package being serviced off a 'Plug In' extender from the adjacent 'Farmhouse' and the log on details are readily available at the front of the property information folder - The Shaver 'Plug Adapter' is usually found in a kitchen drawer but often guests do not return it to its original location so a search and find usually locates it
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