We truly enjoyed our stay at Marsh Royd Barn. Being right on the edge of town, we felt like we were in the country looking over the fields to Castle Hill, yet it was convenient to walk to Almondbury and just a short trip to Huddersfield town center. The large kitchen was great, and the kids loved the hot tub. The house was very clean and well-appointed, with a large living room and dining room that was great for our large group. The outside patio and yard were also very enjoyable during the good weather. The caretaker, Tony, was very responsive when we had questions, and he came over every day to maintain the hot tub, which was always clean, fresh and very to use!
Myself and a group of friends stayed at the Barn at the beginning of October.
The barn itself was furnished to a very high (and luxurious) standard and the whole cottage was well equipped with everything you could possible need for a break. The owners have obviously gone to a lot of effort to ensure that your stay is as comfortable as possible. Furthermore, we were welcomed by the barn manager who showed us around the cottage and gave us some very helpful tips (this was very useful), he had also purchased fresh groceries for us which was very kind!!
The communal areas were very large and enough to cater for the 13 guests we had - the banquet room was great for having meals and breakfast together.
In terms of the surrounding area - a car is probably necessary. The cottage is very close to Huddersfield town centre and maybe not as "countrified" as the images led us to believe (it is very close to a housing estate). We required cars to get into the country for walks etc, although there was a short walk up Castle Hill on the door step of the cottage which was lovely.
Another small issue with the cottage was that it only had one shower and limited hot water. With 13 people staying in the cottage this was a bit of an issue in the morning when we were all wanting to get ready. However, we did manage and this didn't spoilt the weekend at all.
Overall a beautiful and luxurious barn which I would definitely recommend!
Our group of 10 had a perfect long weekend stay at Marsh Royd.
The house is very cosy and well furnished. The beds were so comfy!
Lovely large kitchen, diner and lounge where large groups have space to sit and relax.
Beautiful surroundings in Castle Hill, well worth a walk up for the spectacular views!
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Upon arrival we were surprised to find that other houses were so close to the property as the photos give an impression that the barn is in a secluded rural location but once inside we were very impressed by the layout and decor.
The barn is very beautifully furnished with a fully equipped kitchen which included fresh items in the fridge and other food items in the drawers which we were encouraged to help ourselves to. Both bathrooms also had a wide range of toiletries.
The white fluffy robe and towel bale provided for each guest is a special touch along with the wide range of colour full Croc type shoes.
We had an amazing weekend celebrating my husbands 40th birthday in a beautiful house with lovely walks nearby.