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Honey Bee Cottage

Staintondale, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1195)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "A lovely cottage beautiful view’s Had absolutely everything you needed ..."

    A lovely cottage beautiful view’s Had absolutely everything you needed Very comfortable and spotlessly clean Lots of little extra’s Great location Had a wonderful 7 nights stay would certainly recommend and would love to return

    Reviewed by DeniseJun 2022

  • "We had such a wonderful welcome from the owners."

    The cottage was more than we could have asked for. Our dogs and ourselves loved the walks in the owners grounds . We will definitely be going back and would recommend anyone thinking of this area to book it . Wonderful holiday for the Euerby Family, thank you so much

    Reviewed by RichardMay 2022

  • "This is a wonderful location, peaceful with beautiful gardens and views."

    The cottage is very clean and well equipped with good internet. The owner who lives near the property is friendly and helpful. I have three criticisms - the cottage is much smaller than it appears in the photographs, there is a cottage right next door and this was not clear in the description and the kitchen sink taps spray you with water if not turned on gently! Apart from these three things our holiday was brilliant. There was not a problem with Our very near neighbours who were very pleasant !

    Reviewed by AlisonApr 2022

  • "Beautiful inside and out."

    Home from Home. Well Equipped kitchen. Great beds. Grounds well maintained with great views. Will be back. X

    Reviewed by LisaApr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a gorgeous and peaceful location."

    Fabulous walks all around and appreciated the welcome tray.

    Reviewed by SueFeb 2022

  • "Honey bee cottage was absolutely beautiful Spotless , all appliances looked brand new and stunning grounds."

    Can't wait to go back!

    Reviewed by JoanneJan 2022

  • "We loved this warm, comfortable holiday home."

    It was very well equipped, bright and clean. The surroundings are delightful too, and as a dog owner, it was lovely to be made to feel so welcome. We had a great winter holiday. Thank you.

    Reviewed by PhilippaJan 2022

  • "Honey Bee Cottage is absolutely beautiful."

    The location is stunning with breathtaking views into the valley. There are numerous walks within minutes that will take you through the local countryside and this is something you will definitely want to do! You will also find yourself very close to the sea with many beaches nearby so you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to looking for things to do. The cottage itself is extremely cozy, clean and well presented. We didn’t want to leave but, alas, we had to return home to working life- but we will definitely return to Honeybee Cottage in the future! Pippa was a wonderful host who was ready to help if we needed anything and we are truly grateful for her hospitality. 10/10 stars! Kind regards Ricky, Simon & Deanne

    Reviewed by RickyJan 2022

  • "The cottage was absolutely amazing."

    We like it from the first moment that we saw it in the pictures.It was clean, beautifully decorated and very well equipped.The garden was beautiful and the farm outside was lovely for kids.It really made you feel like home.The location was very good.We managed to see many nearby villages like Scarborough,Whitby,Staithes. We are glad that we chose it.We enjoyed this holiday to the maximum.

    Reviewed by NdricimDec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage on a farm with lovely views."

    A lovely week enjoyed by all.

    Reviewed by RobertDec 2021

  • "This is our second time at Honeybee Cottage and it was just as lovely as we remembered."

    We took our puppy with us and he was made very welcome. There was a large field for him to run on and we found lots of lovely local walks. Easy to get to Scarborough and Whitby and a lovely spot to enjoy the sea view. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2021

  • "We absolutely loved our stay at Honey Bee Cottage, great location for visiting different towns around the coast."

    My young boys loved the fact that there were so many animals to look at on the farm. They were very pleased we had seen some deer in the fields on our last morning! The cottage is smaller than the photos on Sykes suggest - but we still loved it.

    Reviewed by SamanthaOct 2021

  • "We had another great stay at Honeybee Cottage."

    The accommodation is to a very high standard of cleanliness and is very well equipped. The grounds are beautifully maintained and in a very peaceful yet accessible location. Thank you for a great stay :)

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2021

  • "We loved our stay at Honey Bee Cottage, so beautiful and tranquil."

    The beds were so comfy and with no light or noise it was a very peaceful week, even with my two teenage children! The wifi strength was more that enough to support their needs so we all had a very relaxing week. The owners of the cottage were so welcoming and friendly and gave us some great tips on dog walkers and where to park our car when we went into Whitby. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by HelenJul 2021

  • "We spent a lovely week in Honey Bee Cottage exploring the North Yorkshire sights - especially the seal colony at Ravenscar and Whitby."

    The cottage is compact but as there was only the 2 of us it didn’t feel cramped. Even though it is listed in the description & by other guests, we did miss the lack of outside private seating. The cottage facilities are excellent and the owners very friendly. The welcome tray of tea/coffee, biscuits and milk in the fridge was very much appreciated after a long drive!

    Reviewed by MichelleJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful location."

    Cdnt have asked for anything better . We loved it !!

    Reviewed by AndyJun 2021

  • "We had a fabulous stay in honey bee cottage, the cottage and setting is the perfect gem with fantastic views."

    Would happily return.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2021

  • "We spent a lovely long weekend my sister and our very elderly mother and it was such a tonic for my mu so peaceful and comfortable ,the views are amazing and yet not far from local facilities."

    Reviewed by Catherine JulieOct 2020

  • "Spot on location superb views stunning"

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2020

  • "The cottage was in a beautiful setting and was immaculate."

    Very comfortable with everything one needed for a great weekend break. Owners very helpful and recommended some spectacular walks.

    Reviewed by NicolaSep 2020

  • "Lovely little cottage in a great location."

    Really thought-through facilities and consideration given to the comfort of the guests. We will be booking again!

    Reviewed by DominicAug 2020

  • "Cottage was lovely ,compact ,but this was stated in the description so did not come as a surprise , in a stunning location and with the added bonus of a large dog friendly paddock to tire out our four legged friend ."

    Our hosts were great , and full of info about the surrounding area which they were more than happy to share . No complaints in regards to facilities , and there has obviously been no skimping when it comes to the appliances etc .Would definitely go back and whole heartedly recommend .

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2020

  • "We had a really good week here."

    The only little down sides were that the Tassimo coffee machine wasn’t clean inside and the outside seating area was in front of another cottage so you felt like you were invading their privacy. The cottage was great though and the views were really nice with great facilities including a dishwasher and washing machine, we used both. We did use the Tassimo too, having cleaned it ourselves, and there is a nice log burner for a cold evening. We would go back here and really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by StuartJul 2020

  • "We stayed for 7 nights at Honey Bee Cottage and had a fantastic time."

    The cottage is cosy but with two young boys, was ideal for us. Everything inside the cottage is of a high spec, we were not expecting this. You have everything you could need for a home away from home and the surrounding area is wonderful! Our children played together in the garden, grassed areas and fields near by and thoroughly enjoyed meeting the resident cows and ponies. The location is perfect for days out to Scarborough and Whitby but you can also walk straight from the cottage through beautiful scenery - we walked to Ravenscar tea rooms and enjoyed a cream tea while overlooking the sea before heading down to seal beach - a must see! I cannot fault Honey Bee Cottage and hope to visit again in the future :-)

    Reviewed by LouiseJul 2020

  • "Honey Bee cottage was such a charming find."

    We found the cottage to be very clean and had all the facilities you could wish for. We especially enjoyed the log burner! Great position for access to all coastal walks and the views were amazing. Without a doubt we will be back.

    Reviewed by AnnieFeb 2020

  • "Great location, halfway between Scarborough and Whitby, with easy access to the Yorkshire Moors."

    Cottage is perfect for a quiet getaway or as a base to go off exploring the local area. The owners were always on hand to offer advice on what to visit, best places to eat etc. Highly recommended and i would go again.

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2020

  • "A very characterable and cosy barn conversion that has been fitted out and equipped to a high standard with all you need for a comfortable and refreshing break."

    The main bed was probably one of the most comfortable I have slept in

    Reviewed by MarkNov 2019

  • "This cottage was perfect in every way."

    Extremely clean and cosy and wanted for nothing. It was in a lovely peaceful location and gave us the chilled out base we were looking for. The hosts were extremely friendly but were not intrusive in any way. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by JudithNov 2019

  • "Seeing the stars at night through the rooflight was excellent."

    Reviewed by StephenOct 2019

  • "Brilliant cottage in lovely location Owners very friendly and helpful"

    Reviewed by TonySep 2019


    Reviewed by VincentSep 2019

  • "The cottage was in a beautiful location with fabulous views."

    Very well equipped. The owners had thought of everything that we would need. We had a fantastic stay.

    Reviewed by EileenJul 2019

  • "Lovely, clean quaint cottage in a fantastic location."

    Owners were friendly and helpful. Will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by SuzanneApr 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage with attention to detail for a perfect stay right down to the tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival."

    Great location for anyone wanting the peace and quiet of this beautiful area, yet near to some good local attractions. Lovely walking routes for us and our faithful hound all close at hand with opportunities for bird watching on the door step. We saw Merlin and Siskin during our stay but the owl eluded us!! A perfect choice whatever the weather from sitting in front of a cosy fire on those chilly days or sitting out in the landscaped garden with wonderful views in the sunshine. Highly recommended and we will be back. Thank you.

    Reviewed by KarenApr 2019

  • "Warm welcome."

    Beautiful cottage and setting. Fabulous views. Fantastic location. Well equipped.

    Reviewed by CatherineMar 2019

  • "Our cottage was delightful - ideal for 2 people."

    Just what we needed for our week away. All the mod cons and spotlessly clean. Friendly owners with a gorgeous dog. Set in a wonderful location with excellent pubs only a short drive away. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by DebbieMar 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful, extremely clean with every thing we needed."

    There was milk tea coffee and biscuits left for us on a tray when we arrived . The cottage is in a idyllic setting and the owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by KayFeb 2019

  • "This was our 3rd visit to Honey Bee Cottage so we knew what to expect."

    The Cottage is immaculately clean with every facility you could need; the kitchen is quite small but perfectly adequate. I think there is ample room for say, a family of four, although we only travelled as a couple. We saw the owners, Pippa and Graham, only briefly and they are lovely but we didn't have any need to bother them for anything The Cottage is set in a beautiful location and we hope to return one day.

    Reviewed by AnnNov 2018

  • "We have just had a few days in honey bee cottage and it was fabulous beautiful little cottage cannot wait to go back"

    Reviewed by AngelaOct 2018

  • "The cottage was fantastic and the owners were lovely."

    Everywhere we wanted to go was in close proximity to the cottage so we didn't have to drive to far. It was great that we were able to take the dog with us and the owners also have a lovely dog called Ginney. We are hoping to go back next year.

    Reviewed by JaneSep 2018

  • "The owner pippa and her husband made us most welcome."

    The cottage was lovely and comfortable warm. The ground's we're very good for the dog's to wander without getting out. The cottage was well placed for visiting other part's of the coastline.

    Reviewed by MaureenSep 2018

  • "Great place, good location, very clean cottage and Phipps and Graham are very nice people and very helpful."

    Will be going back again.

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2018

  • "Loved the cottage and the area."

    My only gripe with Sykes is you send too many emails!

    Reviewed by GinnyJul 2018

  • "We had a lovely weekend in Honey Bee Cottage."

    It was just as it said it was and it had everything we needed. The cottage was so pretty and the views were breathtaking and extremely beautiful. On our journey home we chatted about when we could come again. We will definitely rebook and I’m looking forward to it already.

    Reviewed by LouiseJun 2018

  • "My two dogs enjoyed the holiday very much."

    They were able to relax outside in a way they can’t at home. Lots of good walks in the area, great scenery. Property was fine, though being tall and staying in an old cottage built for a smaller generation has its problems. Bumped my head numerous times and had to walk around like Quasimodo. Owners living on site were lovely and extremely helpful. Only real drawback for me was the poor broadband connection. I used up all my month’s data in four days. A small price to pay however.

    Reviewed by FrancisJun 2018

  • "Lovely people and cottage."

    In a gorgeous area

    Reviewed by TonyMay 2018

  • "Honey Bee cottage is a hidden gem, beautifully kept, immaculately clean and with everything you could possibly need."

    The cottage has gorgeous views from the front door, even the drive leading up to Honey Bee is a pleasure, very well kept and was lined with daffodils on our visit. The owners and their dog were lovely and very welcoming, definitely will return very soon!

    Reviewed by SandraApr 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in a rural/coastal location."

    Facilities covered all our needs and a log burning stove in the living area was the icing on the cake especially with the snow over the weekend. Excellent local walks and Whitby and Scarborough just on the door step. We will return soon.

    Reviewed by DerekMar 2018

  • "Honey bee cottage was a stunning cottage in a beautiful location and I will 100% be returning"

    Reviewed by GemmaMar 2018

  • "The cottage is picture perfect and is to the highest standards and the hosts are warm and friendly and go above and beyond to make you feel welcome and are so helpful."

    Reviewed by JaneMar 2018

  • "This is the second time that I have booked a property with yourselves - I would like to confirm that on both occasions the overall package was outstanding."

    I will certainly book with you again.

    Reviewed by MarkFeb 2018

  • "This was the most wonderful cottage we have ever stayed in."

    It absolutely oozes charm and character and I loved the small children's bedrooms, how cute. The owners had thought of everything and we wanted for nothing during our stay. The log burner just added to the cost charm of this cottage making every evening cosy. The location was perfect for visiting the coast and the walks were fantastic. Thank you to Pippa and Graham (and of course Ginny the dog), the bottle of Prosecco for New Years Eve was also a wonderful pleasant surprise. We will be visiting again .

    Reviewed by SallyDec 2017

  • "Fantastic rural location In-between Whitby and Scarborough."

    Plenty of pubs and sightseeing.

    Reviewed by IanOct 2017

  • "As always it was a lovely peaceful break in my favourite cottage"

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage and very friendly owners."

    A very relaxing holiday we were lucky enough to have a car to get us about because you definitely need one.

    Reviewed by MandyJun 2017

  • "Honey bee cottage is a cosy little cottage well equipped with everything you need."

    The owners are welcoming and very friendly.

    Reviewed by KevinMar 2017

  • "Great location and access to the cottage."

    The owners have thought of everything, the cottage is very well equipped and warm. Had a wonderful stay and definitely planning a return visit

    Reviewed by KateNov 2016

  • "The cottage,and location,was greater than expected."

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2016

  • "Dripping tap was very annoying"

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x single (both very small rooms with limited headroom - more suitable for children)
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Cosy, open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with an ice box, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio
  • WiFi, Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Shared lawned area with furniture and BBQ
  • Access to owners' fields and wood
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 1.7 miles
  • Note: WiFi can be slow
  • Note: This property is suitable for a maximum of 3 adults

The property

A pretty, stone semi-detached property, imaginatively converted from former farm buildings on the owners' smallholding, in the peaceful village of Staintondale, half way between Whitby and Scarborough.

Sympathetically restored, this Staintondale cottage is just perfect for a romantic holiday or a small family break.

This delightful Staintondale cottage oozes charm and character, with exposed timbers, boarded doors and quirky low windows.

Tastefully furnished, the cosy open plan living area has a warming woodburning stove, small dining area and well-equipped kitchen, providing very comfortable accommodation.

Outside this Staintondale cottage is a shared lawned area - a lovely spot to sit and relax in the sun and to take in the glorious panoramic views over open countryside, forestry and sea.

Guests are welcome to explore the fields and wood and meet the friendly Shetland ponies, the Highland cows and the black sheep!

With a network of public footpaths straight from the door, this wonderful location is a walker's paradise.

Enjoy the many delights of the area including hidden coves and beaches, exhilarating cliff top walks and coastal villages such as Ravenscar and Robin Hood's Bay.

Be sure to allow time to drive five minutes to Ravenscar, where you can walk down to the foot of the cliffs to view the seal colony - a wonderful sight, not to be missed.

Ideally placed, a lovely Staintondale cottage to recharge the batteries all year round.

Note: This property adjoins Ref. 1196 and together they can accommodate up to 8 people.

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About the location


Scarborough 8 miles; Robin Hood's Bay 10 miles; Whitby 13 miles.

Staintondale is a delightful scattered village on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, close to the coast. Midway between the fishing town of Whitby, with its famous Abbey, and the Spa town of Scarborough, with its theatres and entertainment, it is a haven of peace offering the best of both worlds. From Staintondale itself, a network of footpaths and bridleways can be enjoyed. A superb base from which to explore the region.

Note: This property is suitable for a maximum of 3 adults.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas