Raydale Barn, Busk Lane, Marsett Lane, Stalling Busk, Leyburn, North Yorks DL8 3DH

Call them on 01969 422145

Basic, rural, camping barn accommodation in Leyburn

Raydale Barn, tucked away off the beaten track with limited vehicular access, lies between Stalling Busk and Marsett, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. It is within walking distance of Lake Semerwater for fishing & canoeing and The Stake & Bishopdale for walkers & bikers.

Guests will relish the remoteness and freedom this unique and magical accommodation provides. With no electricity, but with gas for cooking, hot water & a wood burner for heat, the barn transports you back to a bygone era. Nature is your only neighbour and the star filled skies your night time viewing.

A 3G signal is available at the top of the barn's 2.5 acre field, which is yours during your stay. The barn is very well equipped with a large downstairs communal cooking/dining/sofa area & accessible WC. Upstairs there are two large rooms of sleeping platforms (perfect for a family unit per room), plus two shower rooms and 2 separate WCs.
BYO bedding, a torch & candles. Parking is extremely limited.

Dogs welcome but there is livestock in the field, so must be under close control at all times.

A fantastic place to stay for walkers, cyclists, runners, and families with lots of trails, bridleways and waterfalls close by.

This accommodation is featured on our map of Yorkshire and Lancashire and here is its own website.


  • Beds & Rooms:

    16: 2x8 (2 with platform beds) + camping
  • Open:

    Spring, Summer & Autumn
  • Price per night:

    £15pp. £10pp for under 16s. Min stay 2 nights at £100pn.
  • Booking:

    Email your preferred dates and group size to check availability. Deposit/full payment required to secure booking. Sorry – at this time, we cannot accept bookings for stag & hen parties.
  • Directions:

    Please do not use SatNav. Extensive directions will be sent on booking.
  • Public Transport :

    Nearest bus stop is at Bainbridge, however The Little White Bus can be booked to take people from Garsdale train station, they can also be booked for other excursions & trips. Details at http://www.littlewhitebus.co.uk/
  • Walks :

    Long Distance Walkers AssociationLong Distance Walks Pennine Journey Trans Euro Trail Yorkshire Three Peaks Dales Way Pennine Way
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aMixed dormitories
fSleeping bags required
hSome areas heated
mMeals available (with notice)
kSelf catering facilities
ZDogs by arrangement


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Off the grid breaks in the Yorkshire Dales

April 13th 2021

We’re excited to see people enjoy our wonderful barn. Nothing more relaxing than ditching the wires and spending some quality time with family. In the heart of the Yorkshire Dales our barn has stunning panoramic views a well deserved treat.

Sitting in its own 2.5 Acre field our barn has plenty of space for a game of rounders or frisbee. That’s if you’re not too tired out from all the walking you’ll be doing. Miles and miles of picturesque routes await. Inside the barn is also spacious and makes a wonderful social space for chatting in the evenings in front of a cosy woodburning stove. The perfect opportunity to enjoy some of the simpler things.

View of Raydale Barn


July 22nd 2019

Semerwater is the second largest natural lake in North Yorkshire, after Malham Tarn. Semerwater is half a mile long, covers 100 acres and lies in Raydale, opposite England’s shortest river the River Bain.

Raydale camping barn is a handy base to explore the area. Semerwater is ideal for those who want to canoe, windsurfer, yacht or fish. Alternatively there are loads of footpaths in and around the area, to take in its beauty.

According to an old legend, Semerwater was once occupied by a prosperous city. One night an old man (or in some versions, an angel in disguise) came down to the city, in search of food and drink. He went from door to door, and at each house he was turned away. Finally, he came to the hovel of a poor couple just outside the town; the couple took him in and treated him with great kindness.

When the stranger was about to leave, he turned to face the town and uttered the curse:

“Semerwater rise, and Semerwater sink, And swallow the town all save this house, Where they gave me food and drink.”

An alternative version as told by locals;

“Semerwater rise, Semerwater sink, drown all the people In the village except for this house which gave me meat”. And as soon as this was said, the waters of the lake rose up and flooded the village, drowning the proud inhabitants and leaving only the hovel of the poor couple on the hillside unscathed


Far from the Madding Crowd

March 7th 2019

Not in Hardy country but North Yorks you’ll find a real gem of a camping barn. Well off the beaten track with limited vehicular access it’s the perfect place to escape to for groups of up to 16 (more if some want to camp).

Full of contradicitons, Raydale Barn is remote and off grid, but cosy and comfortable with gas for cooking and hot water and a large log burner.  Miles from civilisation and tarmac it is surrounded by footpaths and bridleways and trails.  Treat yourself, your friends and family to a day or two  far from your madding crowd!


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