This charming cottage near the Yorkshire town of Settle is bursting with comfort and character, making it the perfect rural retreat for friends/families. This wonderful home allows you to immerse yourself in the tranquillity of the countryside, but is conveniently located only 1.5 miles from the lively market town of Settle with its range of independent shops and eateries and a wealth of heritage. After a busy day exploring, you’ll be relieved to return home for a relaxing soak in the private hot tub. It is one of two properties at this location.
At Boo Barn, the sitting room has been created from what was once the tack room. The kitchen and the ground floor bedroom, along with its assisted shower room, have been converted from what was once the stables. Areas of exposed stone have been left in the barn and the shelves in the kitchen are the original ones from the stable. The ladder going up to the ceiling is the original one that used to be climbed and was the only access to the first floor. The back door is the original bi fold door. Many of the beams and trusses have been left exposed, we believe some of these to be original but as with many properties of the time some of the timbers were also reused from other old buildings and some from ships.
It is believed that Monks who were travelling between Fountains Abbey and Furness Abbey used to call at this area and take rest and refreshment from a well maybe the one in Chances Well. When the fire place in Chances Well was unblocked there was a stone in there with some Latin writing on it that we have been told refers to transit and a well, maybe this has something to do with the above journey that the Monks were said to make. The stone has been incorporated in the fireplace to the right hand side as you look at it just above the steps. We would be very appreciative if anyone was able to translate it for us. Would the monks have used Boo Barn to stable their horses? who knows.