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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Meadowsweet was such a lovley place to stay the views are amazing and the hot tub just finishes it off."

    There is everything you need in Meadowsweet like a washing machine and dishwasher. When you stay there look out for the barn owl. The family who own it are so friendly and nothing is too much trouble. I would recommend this place anytime just beautiful

    It was lovely to meet you all thank you for looking after the barn and leaving it in great condition Makes my day knowing you loved the barn and enjoyed your holiday Would love to see you again Kind regards Denise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carmen5.0Jun 2024

  • "Excellent, high standard property."

    Very comfortable beds. Lovely reclining seats on settee and hot tub to relax when when you’ve been for a long walk. The views from the cottage are amazing and the steam train going through the valley just adds to the extra wow factor. So much to do in local area. Denise was lovely and helpful.

    It was a pleasure having you all stay and thank you for leaving the barn in wonderful condition. Hope to have you stay with us again in the future Kind regards Denise Property Owner

    Reviewed by R5.0Jun 2024

  • "Another excellent stay at the amazing Meadowsweet."

    Lovely welcome hamper of local goodies, none more local than the free range eggs from the owner's chickens. Property was immaculate as usual and the views never disappoint. Plenty of wildlife to view, from the clear view of the barn owl, pheasants, sheep/lambs and cows/calves, to the resident ducks, chickens, rabbits and of course the two adorable labradors, who are always very welcome visitors. Thank you Denise and family for another wonderful holiday

    Wonderful to have you stay with us again and thank you for leaving the barn in fabulous condition We look forward to seeing you again Kind regards Denise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0May 2024

  • "This property is a gem."

    Furnished to a high standard, well equipped and nice welcome pack. Spotless throughout, comfortable beds, good heating, not that we needed it. Fabulous views, peaceful and very relaxing. Enjoyed the hot tub. Barn Owls nesting next door which were great to see. Highly recommended, would definitely stay here again.

    It was a pleasure to have you staying with us, our aim is to give a great holiday and this gives us great joy knowing you have fantastic memories. Thank you for looking after our barn you left it in wonderful condition. You will be very welcome to visit again Kind regards Denise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0May 2024

  • "We couldn't have asked for a better week."

    The property and it's location are stunning, our 2 young daughters loved the property and all the animals from chickens, dogs, cats to owls and deer roaming the grounds. Thankyou for a holiday none of us will ever forget!

    It was a real pleasure having such a lovely family stay with us. The dogs were looking for the girls after you left. Have a wonderful summer and hopefully see you all soon Kind regards Denise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2024

  • "Great property right in the middle of the North York Moors, within relatively easy drive of all a lot of attractions."

    Clean, warm, modern, comfy. Situated down 1/4 mile of farm track. Freakishly dark when you turn all the lights off, just a pity we didn't have a clear night to look at the stars! Would definitely stay again if we're in the area. Thanks!

    Thank you for staying with us and the wonderful review. So pleased you enjoyed yourselves it’s our aim to provide you with wonderful place to stay. You are always welcome Kind regards Denise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Mar 2024

  • "A lovely cottage in an exceptional location for any walkers and steam enthusiasts!"

    Denise was wonderfully helpful with recommendations, cottage came equipped with fascinating books to learn more about the North York Moors Railway in particular, and the hot tub after a long walk was the cherry on top.

    Pleased you enjoyed your stay it was a pleasure having you stay thank you for your review You will be very welcome to stay again Kind regards Denise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Erica4.7Dec 2023

  • "Wow! Wow!"

    Wow! I cannot recommend Meadowsweet highly enough. It was perfect in every way! All of the extra touches were so very appreciated! We were greeted by the most wonderfully decorated barn with presents for all of us under the Christmas tree! Denise is just so warm and welcoming and so generous and thoughtful. We had a wonderfully festive welcome basket and fresh flowers in every room. The barn is incredible and a true testament to all of the hard work that has made it more than a home from home! Everything is just perfect from the original stone walls and stairs to the most breathtaking views. The hot tub was amazing and we loved the clear skies under the moonlight! Everything about our week was magical and perfect and we will definitely be back. Thank you so very much ❤️

    It was wonderful Meeting you and your lovely family so pleased you enjoyed this special time of year we look forward to seeing you again in the future Kind regards Denise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cheri5.0Dec 2023

  • "Fabulous hosts."

    Welcoming, helpful, flexible and informative. The property is lovely and warm, and the hot tub - well

    Glad you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you your wonderful feedback we hope to see you again in the future Kind regards Denise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Nov 2023

  • "What a beautiful cottage, it had everthing we needed, on a great locatie."

    The basket and fresh flowers was a nice welcome. Lovely walks nearby the cottage and the beach and nice villages are not far away. We had a wonderful stay! Thank you Denise & family, (and Casper & Ozzy)

    It was lovely to meet you so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us look forward to seeing you again in the future Kind regards Denise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Petra5.0Oct 2023

  • "We had a great stay at Meadowsweet."

    It is a beautifully renovated cottage and has everything you would need. The cottage was warm and cosy and the warm welcome and fresh flowers made it more special. There are lots of lovely walks from the door and great pubs for lunch. The dogs were very entertaining. Thank you, we had a wonderful time.

    Thank you for the wonderful review and for leaving the barn in perfect condition you will be most welcome to stay with us again Kind regards Denise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Sep 2023

  • "A last minute booking and what a gem it turned out to be."

    The barn conversion had been completed to a very high standard set overlooking a beautiful valley where the North Yorkshire steam trains run. The furnishings were quality. The cottage was well equipped and there was a much appreciated welcome basket. The host and indeed all the family were very welcoming, friendly and offered lots of advice on places to visit.

    It was a pleasure to meet you both and thank you for leaving the barn beautifully clean You will be welcome to stay with us again any time Kind regards Denise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Sep 2023

  • "We cannot recommend this property highly enough."

    We had a wonderful stay, the accommodation is appointed to a very high standard and no expense has been spared. Denise was a very welcoming host and was available should we have needed her. The views from the barn cottage are stunning and you are surrounded by an abundance of wildlife; barn owls, deer, pheasants, rabbits to name just a few. We were also entertained by the resident ducks and the two wonderful Labrador retrievers. Lots and lots to do along the east coast, Whitby, Staithes, Robin Hoods Bay, Pickering, Rosedale, Ravenscar all visited and to end the week we had a brilliant trip on the North Yorkshire Moors Pulman dining train.

    Thank you for the wonderful review it was a pleasure to have you stay with us you will be very welcome to come again Kind regards Denise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a great time, the owners were lovely and very helpful."

    The property was in a beautiful location and immaculately kept and catered for everyone, with everything we could want. Visits from wildlife and local animals, kept our children entertained. Hope to visit again and explore the woods and walks by the property. Thoroughly enjoyed winding down from a busy day at the beach in the huge hot tub! Views were fantastic and you can even see a steam train go by in the distance.

    It was wonderful to have you all stay with us thank you for leaving the barn in fantastic condition We look forward to seeing you again Kind regards Denise Property Owner

    Reviewed by B5.0Aug 2023

  • "What a beautiful property in a beautiful setting."

    Barn was extremely clean and the hamper on arrival was lovely. Fresh eggs were a treat too! The hot tub just topped the week off as very relaxing. Thank you so much

    It was a pleasure having you stay with us and look forward to seeing you again Kind regards Denise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very high standard and beautifully converted barn, fully equipped with more than we would ever need; the owners are onsite and happy to help if you need anything."

    Views are amazing, don't forget to travel on the NYMR so you can see the cottage from the steam train, to reverse the view of seeing the train from the cottage. Close to many local walks - you can get all of them to lead to a good pub without too much difficulty. Managed to have a really good view of the barn owls, hares and swallows, even without the binoculars that were supplied, as well as the lambs and calves this trip. Additions onsite for 2023 include a labrador pup, who is equally adorable as his older brother. We're already looking forward to another stay

    Thank you very much for a wonderful review. It was a pleasure having you stay thank you for looking after the cottage and leaving it perfectly clean. It’s wonderful to know that our customers really enjoy the holidays with us. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Kind regards Denise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0May 2023

  • "This cottage is holiday perfection."

    It is spotlessly clean and has everything you'll need for a break away. The views are beautiful and it's rural location makes it quiet and restful. The NYMR steam railway is is at the bottom of the valley and great to watch. We had Owls in the barn next to us which we saw nearly every day. We had a lovely welcome pack. Its a short drive to lots of lovely village's and the beauty of the Moors with loads of great pubs. The owners live in the farmhouse on site and are attentive but not intrusive. We would absolutely recommend this location and will definitely visit again

    Thank you for staying with us and leaving the barn in perfect condition. It was a pleasure having you stay. Hopefully see you again in the future kind regards to you all Denise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Apr 2023

  • "Simply wonderful."

    What a great place to stay with family. The house had everything you could need and has been finished to the highest standard. The hosts were incredibly accommodating and nothing was too much trouble. We would certainly stay here again and have already recommended it to friends and family. A 5 star stay.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback and sharing with your friends and family. It was a pleasure having you stay, leaving everything lovely thank you again We look forward to seeing you again Kind regards Denise and family x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a great week at Meadowsweet."

    We were welcomed by Denise and given lots of great information on local restaurants, pubs and places to visit. The location is amazing; we loved looking out over the valley and watching the steam train travelling through. Meadowsweet was such a cosy and comfortable place to stay, with a big kitchen-diner and lovely living room to relax in. Our children loved meeting the animals and playing in the field outside. The hot tub was a fantastic bonus, too. Thank you for looking after us so well.

    It was a real pleasure to have you and your family stay with us. Thank you for leaving the barn beautifully clean. You will be very welcome to stay with us again Kind regards Denise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2023

  • "A spacious, comfortable and warm barn conversion in a peaceful location with stunning views and numerous marked walking trails from the cottage."

    The North York Moors steam train runs from Goathland (Hogwarts' station and home to Heartbeat) which is a pleasant country walk away through the valley. The coast, Robin Hood's bay, Whitby and Staithes are half an hours drive away. Enhanced by the wildlife, deer, hares, barn owls, pheasants and the owners ducks, chickens whose delicious eggs were amongst other treats in a welcome hamper, the cats and lovable labrador Casper who brings his toys with him when he wants to play, this was the perfect get away. Wish we'd stayed longer.

    It was a pleasure to have you stay our reward is knowing that you’ve had a wonderful holiday thank you for leaving our barn beautifully clean and tidy. We look forward to seeing you again sometime kind regards Denise and Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a great week staying in Meadowsweet barn."

    Fresh flowers and a welcome hamper provided with various food and drink goodies, including eggs from Denise and Tim’s hens. Enjoyed the hot tub with views down the valley and under the stars, and at the end of the week with snow on the ground. Plenty of places to visit and walk to, including down into the valley where the North York Moors steam railway runs in season. A great barn conversation, keeping some original features and very warm and cosy. We will definitely be back.

    Thank you for the wonderful feedback it was great having you stay. Look forward to seeing you all again Kind regards Denise & Tim Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Mar 2023

  • "We all thoroughly enjoyed staying at Meadowsweet Cottage, luxouriously furnished and so warm and welcoming for our winter stay in February."

    It's a wonderful rural location with expansive views over the Esk valley with plenty of wildlife including deer, owls, pheasants seen during our stay along with the owners family of rabbits, hens, ducks, cats and dog to keep us entertained during the stay too. It's a real gem of a cottage in a beautiful location and one not to be missed. Thanks once again for a most wonderful stay!

    It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay. Casper looked for you after you left. We’re very pleased you enjoyed your holiday and a big thank you for leaving the barn beautifully clean. You will be very welcome to stay again Kind regards Denise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Feb 2023

  • "This is my second stay at the magnificent Meadowsweet - and I loved it as much as the first time!"

    Denise, Tim and family have created wonderful holiday accomodation - which is enhanced by Casper the dog, the cats, the chickens ("the girls"!) and the ducks. This is a holiday home for all seasons - whenever you stay you can enjoy the changing seasons all around you. I've already got my 2023 visit booked!

    Thank you for staying with us again as always a pleasure to see you here. Regards Denise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a great time staying at Meadowsweet, the location and views are super as was the property which was finished to a high standard."

    The owners were very welcoming and quick to respond to messages. Would gladly stay here again in the future.

    Thank you for staying with us and it will be a pleasure to see you here again Regards Denise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "A lovely break away at a beautiful place."

    Denise & Chris were so welcoming & very helpful. Meadowsweet is a renovated grain barn and it was just fab! Lovely seeing the chickens wandering round, alongside lots of pheasants and lovely Casper the dog and Gaz the cat! The driveway is quite lengthy with potholes as previous guests have also mentioned, and steep in places too, so just go very steady up & down. We also struggled to find the cottage via the directions, but stopped at Goathland post office who pointed us in the right direction (back to Goathland Church from the post office and then right at the mini roundabout past the Mallyan Spout Hotel and follow the road quite a good while, then Murkside Cottages eventually on your right, just past a forest). All in all a really lovely stay, the place was just beautiful (beds so comfy too!) and scenery was stunning, lovely to wake up to each morning and could see the steam train in the valley too at certain times of the day. We were also not far from a lovely little village called Egton which had a great little pub called The Witching Post Inn. We recommend! Thanks again for a lovely stay!

    Thank you so much for your lovely review and thank you for leaving the cottage beautifully clean we will be more than welcome to come back Kind regards Denise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Oct 2022

  • "Denise , Tim and family made us feel very welcome they have worked so hard to make their dream become a reality."

    The views from the patio (wow) and to see and hear the train more or less at the bottom of the field was fab . There is a track down to the accommodation which in time will need improving ( pot holes ) . lots of animals around , we saw deer, rabbits, sheep and grouse plus the very friendly cats and dog . All in all highly recommend this holiday cottage

    Thank you for your kind feedback you will be very welcome to come and visit us again Kind regards Denise and family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2022

  • "In a word, Perfect."

    Made us feel so welcome. Introduced us to all their animals. Beautiful countryside, peaceful atmosphere. Great for the soul. Stunning, cosy house, loved being surrounded by the many different sounds of the wildlife. Owners are so warming and friendly. Made us feel at home, left us gorgeous flowers in every room, fresh eggs from their own chickens and a tray of yummy treats. Had everything we needed. Short drive to the whitby beach. Big garden for the kids to play. Eldest two really enjoyed the hot tub. Couldnt have wished for a more peaceful setting for our much needed holiday. So many happy smiles. Cant thank Denise and her family enough for giving us such an amazing place to call home for the week and for all the wonderful memories we made.

    Thank you for staying with us a pleasure to have your wonderful family. Thank you for leaving everything Clean. Welcome anytime Kind regards Denise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sonya5.0Aug 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in the perfect location."

    Very well-appointed and comfortable. It kept its rustic charms whilst still been modern in terms of appliances, facillities and features. The cottage's position overlooking the hillside and valley is used very advantageously in the design and it provides a wonderful backdrop both physically and as a view from the windows. We loved dining outside and overlooking these views. We had a couple of issues over patchy wi-fi connection, unavoidable I guess given the relative remoteness of the location, but they were always sorted quickly and without fuss and I suspect if we'd had any other issues that would've been the case also. The driveway is a little steep and difficult to negoiate in places and if you ever able to be in a position to change this I think it would serve the overall experience of the cottage well. One other thing that occured but didn't actually come into play whilst we were there, is the proximity of the two cottages on site to each other, with regards to privacy especially when outside. The other cottage was empty when we were there so it didn't apply, but we felt had it been occupied it would have prohibited us slightly in enjoying the outside and the garden as there was not enough of a fence seperating the two and not everybody is comfortable in sharing what is essentially a communal space with total strangers. We loved our stay at the cottage and can not speak highly enough of it.

    Due to being barn conversions and attached our let’s are next to each other we have adhered to the park’s regulations and therefore cannot change anything. However there is a large field which our guests have full use of for picnics etc. We have had a company in which are correcting the internet Thank you for staying with us it was a pleasure having you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Aug 2022

  • "What an amazing cottage in a superb, peaceful location."

    Meadowsweet is everything it was promised to be and more. The views are stunning - it’s a challenge to pull yourself away from them each day! It’s very comfortable and everything is of quality, presented beautifully with extra little touches like a very generous welcome hamper and when we stayed, fresh flowers around the cottage. The hosts, Denise and family, are really lovely and friendly. The hens chortle nearby, the buzzards fly in clear sight and lambs baa in adjacent fields - it’s a little haven! I would highly recommend this cottage and it’s definitely one of the best we’ve stayed in. We’ll be back!

    Thank you for staying with us knowing all the hard is worth it giving you a great holiday it was a pleasure having you you left the cottage spotless thank you. Please share with all your friends look forward to seeing you again Kind regards Denise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Jul 2022

  • "Very clean and comfortable property."

    Beautifully decorated throughout but still feels like a home from home. Lots of little touches to make your stay even more enjoyable. The welcome hamper was full of delicious treats. Denise is a great host who is there if you need her but does not intrude. The views are stunning and the location is ideal to explore the coast and North York Moors.

    Thank you for your wonderful feedback you were a pleasure to have and will be welcome back anytime kind regards Denise Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jul 2022

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size with Juliet balcony, 1 x king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request), 1 x double
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Hot Tub.
  • Underfloor heating with woodburning stove
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking available to the side of the property
  • Rear garden with patio, lawn, and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3.7 miles, pub 2.3 miles
  • Note: The owner lives on-site

The property

Nestled on the outskirts of Goathland in North Yorkshire, is this lovely three-bedroom barn conversion, Meadowsweet.

Enjoying a superb location within the North York Moors National Park and fantastic views overlooking the NYMR Steam Railway from its remote and elevated location, Meadowsweet is a fabulous dwelling for a group or family of six seeking a relaxing retreat in a peaceful countryside setting.

Meadowsweet is situated within a large enclosed gated courtyard, with space for four vehicles.

This charming former 1880’s granary, has been lovingly restored to provide a charming holiday barn for six people to enjoy.

Retaining the original stone staircase which leads up to the master bedroom which now has a Juliet balcony with stunning views across the valley, this room was used to store animal feed and grain.

We have preserved some of its’ former character and charm the original sandstone internal walling and staircase, some of the timber lintels above the doorways (originating from old sailing craft from Whitby).

Upstairs there are a two further double bedrooms one of which can be configured as either two single beds or a double.

There is also shower room with walk in shower, sink and WC, leading on to a large landing upstairs, which can be used as a private seating area for reading or relaxing.

Downstairs, the hall offers space for hanging coats and storing your shoes.

Leading from the hall is a handy cloakroom for your convenience.

Off the hall is the kitchen /diner and providing a large lounge area for everyone to relax.

The ground-floor level has underfloor heating and a log burner in the lounge, promising a warm and inviting space.

The kitchen is spacious with an oak dining room table and six chairs.

Walk through to the large lounge comfort awaits while watching a large wall mounted smart tv, where you can log into your own Netflix account.

The lounge has a glass curtain wall affording outward looking views and an adjacent door offers access out into your private seating area overlooking the whole valley.

Use of an additional barn to store your bikes, prams etc is also available.

The idyllic village of Goathland has you need to enjoy a memorable stay in North Yorkshire, from its charming tea rooms to its well-stocked village store and the renowned Aidensfield Stores, made famous by its appearance on the Heartbeat TV series.

The town is also home to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, which featured as Hogsmeade Station in the well-known Harry Potter film series, where you can hop aboard and sit back as you enjoy a scenic ride through the vast moorlands.

The location is a haven for wildlife and outdoor enthusiasts with sheep and lambs in the fields, kestrels and buzzards wheeling in the sky and the sounds of the Murk Esk river flowing and cascading down the valley below.

Be sure to soak up the stunning sunsets and the captivating starry nights, with the village having Dark Skies status.

Your prime location will be a hit with the keen walkers and outdoor enthusiasts in your party, with a wealth of walking and cycling trails available close by, including Beck Hole, Mallyan Spout and the Cedar Trail which runs between Goathland and Grosmont or for more leisurely strolls, visit the Cawthorn Roman Camp or the Mount Grace Priory House and Gardens.

For a day along the coast, drive over to Whitby, where you can spend a day on the golden sands of Whitby Beach, enjoy panoramic views from atop the 199 Steps, marvel at the Gothic architecture of Whitby Abbey or test out your swing at Whitby Golf Club.

For a truly unforgettable day, take a trip out from the harbour to spot the resident whales that frequent the shores!

From Whitby, you can easily access the delights of Scarborough, well-known for its attractions of Scarborough Castle, Alpamare, Open Air Theatre and its access to the Cleveland Way.

All this and more awaits at Meadowsweet.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1095863, together sleeping up to six guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £350.

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About the location


Whitby 9 miles.

The idyllic village of Goathland is set on the north eastern edge of the North York Moors National Park. It is surrounded by the rugged open moorlands which provide excellent walking country and on which sheep graze freely. The village has been popularised by the television programme Heartbeat. At the bottom of the village lies the station for the famous North York Moors Steam Railway. Here you can catch a train to Whitby or Pickering and relax as the train winds its way through the moors. Goathland is within easy reach of the East Coast towns of Whitby, Staithes, Robin Hoods Bay and Scarborough, making it a great holiday base.

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