When asked to review The Haybarn in Fryton, Slingsby, North Yorkshire by Gorgeous Cottages as a destination for ‘Posh Hen Do’s’ and ‘Girlie Getaways’ we were not prepared for the splendour to come.
We headed to York and found our way to The Haybarn, one of the Cherrygarth Cottages luxury holiday cottages. It was pitch dark when we arrived at 7pm. Upon opening the doors our jaws dropped and not a sound, not even a pin drop could be heard.
It was truly magnificent. Peace perfect peace but not for long.
We all headed off in different directions to explore the vast space.
There are four bedrooms and the photographs really don’t do them justice. The room I selected had a mezzanine bathroom with a sky light directly over the bath to watch the twinkly stars above. I was a little antisocial for a while as I drew the bath, filled with UK brand Molton Brown bubble bath and luxuriated in peace. Heaven, well I was the honorary hen.
The ladies explored the outdoor facilities and jumped into the hot tub and had a merry time drinking some bubbly, I joined them after my soak (looking a tad prune like) but didn’t want to miss out on all of the fun. Next we found the sauna and that gets a big thumbs up too. And so too came the games room for a spot of karaoke and a session on the Wii.
After the tomfoolery came dinner albeit a late one, so we all gathered around the lovely kitchen table and prepped, cooked, drank wine (we had just discovered the bottle already chilling in the fridge) and talked. Everything you could possibly need from a kitchen was right there.
If you didn’t feel like cooking though there was a great file with honest reviews of local pubs and eateries. The appliances in the kitchen were UK made too, Stoves and Dualit.
With glasses in hand we headed to the lounge were we lit the fire (already prepared for us) and talked some more. The sofa was huge with enough room for everyone.
Time for Bedfordshire came upon us quickly and we all went off to our rooms, rather reluctantly. All the bedrooms were sumptuous but, which one to choose though? The seemingly largest room with the vaulted ceiling and wet room, bed two with mezzanine bathroom, bed three with Jacuzzi bath, walk in shower and mezzanine lounge area or bed four (mine all mine) with the second mezzanine bathroom? The beds were so, so cosy that we all found it difficult to wake in the morning.
For breakfast we devoured the food basket filled with cereal, eggs and bread. Yummy!
Outside, each cottage has a quiet, sheltered, south-facing courtyard garden with patio and barbecue area. The courtyards have been creatively landscaped to provide privacy for each cottage.
Would we recommend this for a Hen Party or a girlie get together? Without a shadow of a doubt.
This stay was organised by Gorgeous Cottages who can create a ‘Gorgeous weekend for stylish stags and well heeled hens.
Hope you have a Gorgeous Weekend soon.