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The Nail Shed

(Ref. 1100343)

East Ayton, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • cottage (7)
  • food (6)
  • well (5)
  • pub (5)
  • recommend (5)
  • friendly (4)

11 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely stay at the Nail Shed celebrating our wedding anniversary."

    We were impressed with the facilities. The underfloor heating throughout was lovely. The kitchen was well stocked and the cottage is beautifully furnished. The owners were welcoming and we enjoyed our welcome drinks in the Anvil Inn adjacent to the property. We ate there on both nights of our stay and have to say the fillet steaks were delicious and cooked to perfection. The pub has a cosy feel to it with wood burning stoves in each room. We travelled with our dog and the owner was helpful in suggesting local walks. We visited Cayton Bay which was a beautiful unspoilt stretch of sand for him to run around on. If I was to provide any constructive criticism it would be that the hanging area in the wardrobes could do with being a little higher and I also think the listing could be expanded to include things like hairdryer, tea, coffee provided as these were things I packed unnecessarily as I couldn’t be sure from the listing. I also think as it’s a pet friendly cottage, the provision of dog bowls for food and water might be welcome (I forgot to pack these but have found them provided previously!). Very minor niggles but all in all a wonderful stay.

    Thank you what a lovely review Property Owner

    Reviewed by JanetteOct 2023

  • "Brilliant cottage so well appointed was immaculately clean when we arrived, had every thing we needed."

    The owners were friendly and welcoming and made the stay a real pleasure.

    Reviewed by MartinOct 2023

  • "We received a very warm welcome and were made to feel very much at home."

    Our hosts were generous, eg. we enjoyed a pint on the house, and were treated one evening to fish and chips. Nothing was too much trouble, for example, when we had a problem with the TV our host came over immediately and fixed it for us. We had a wonderful stay and would recommend the Nail Shed as a holiday venue unreservedly.

    Thanks Jon Property Owner

    Reviewed by JonSep 2023

  • "Great weekend lovely hosts nice food all in all no complaints whatsoever"

    Thanks John Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2023

  • "An amazing cottage, ideal country retreat with lots of lovely walks, accessible to Scarborough, Whitby and Pickering."

    The team at the Anvil Inn were caring and looked after us so well, option of eating when the pub is open, with amazing food. The accommodation was spotless with everything we needed. Dog friendly too

    Thank you very much you were a pleasure and glad you enjoyed the beautiful area Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulaAug 2023

  • "The cottage is in a nice quiet village which we loved."

    Parking was great. The hosts were amazing great advice of what villages to go visit. There restaurant is very nice. I would highly recommend having food there . Fish , Scampi and steak was lovely. Sawdon village is a good base to go out exploring the coast of Yorkshire. Some of the village have lovely tea rooms as well.

    It was our pleasure Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2023

  • "Great location, cottage owners really look after you and make you feel very welcome."

    Reviewed by CarolAug 2023

  • "A beautiful cottage nipping clean Ideally situated for visiting local ..."

    A beautiful cottage nipping clean Ideally situated for visiting local attractions Owners were very welcoming and the anvil pub served delicious home cooked food Would highly recommend

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaniceJul 2023

  • "Although small and 'bejou' the Nail Shed was a wonderful little cottage and together with The Anvil Inn supplied a superb little nook away from it all."

    On Mondays and Tuesdays the pub/restaurant is closed and it was just so quiet, which was a welcome change for us urbanites. You will need a car to explore because it is quite literally the middle of the countryside. We travelled over the wonderful North York Moors to Whitby, in the opposite direction to York and the minster (well worth it!!). Next, the restaurant at The Anvil Inn - what can I say, we were welcomed by our hosts who made us feel like VIPs, but more importantly the food... Steak 10/10, Fish and Chips 10/10 and finally the 'proper' Scampi 12/10. Our Monday to Friday stay was terrific and we returned to our 24/7 hectic lives much refreshed. Thank you to our hosts.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2023

  • "We were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the accommodation, the location, the ambience and friendlyness of the host."

    We would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by JeffreyJul 2023

  • "Brilliant location for surrounding area."

    Great pub and very friendly owner. Nothing is to much problem for them. Would definitely recommend and will be back.

    Thank you Property Owner

    Reviewed by DarrellJun 2023

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  • One double mezzanine bedroom
  • Ground-floor bathroom with free-standing bath, handheld shower, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Oil underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 1 car
  • Enclosed front patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.9 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: The bedroom is accessed via a spiral staircase, unsuitable for those with limited mobility; please take care
  • Note: Sloped ceilings in the bedroom
  • Note: There is a step in the bathroom, please take care

The property

East Ayton 5.5 miles.

Located in Sawdon near the amenities of East Ayton in North Yorkshire is The Nail Shed, a contemporary, one-bedroom home.

Nestled upon the cusp of the North York Moors National Park, whilst a car journey away from the coastline, The Nail Shed offers a delightful base for two guests and their furry companion, complete with an open-plan living space, enclosed patio, and enjoying stunning, rural views.

Park up and unload your belongings, making your way into your new home-from-home.

Be welcomed into the living space, where you can lounge upon the plush seating with the TV for entertainment, rustle up and enjoy delicious, romantic meals, and plan your impending itinerary.

Dine alfresco upon the front patio, making the most of your outdoor, private space, followed by a toast to your break, before heading up the spiral staircase, to catch some rest from the sumptuous double bed; awaken to an indulgent soak in the free-standing bath, resting in the ground-floor, sleek bathroom, preparing for a day of adventure.

For your nearest dine out option, head to The Anvil Inn open Wednesday to Saturday, whilst a hub of convenience stores and other eateries can be found in East Ayton.

Those who enjoy thrill-seeking activities will relish in the chance to visit the North Yorkshire Water Park for a day of fun, before heading to the coastline, where you can stroll around the Italian Gardens, visit the remains of Scarborough Castle, take in the pretty grounds of Peasholm Park, and follow the Cleveland Way trail into the National Park.

Round off your break with your walking equipment in tow, travelling across the North Riding Forest Park, possible to reach the Raptor Viewpoint for stunning vistas across the region, before returning home for sundowners.

Experience all of this at The Nail Shed.

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About the location


Scarborough 5 miles; North York Moors National Park 15.3 miles; Flamborough 19.8 miles.

East Ayton can be found in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire. Offering its own pub, fish and chip shop and a village hall, it hosts an array of useful amenities both in the village itself and slightly further afield. There is also a small scattering of independent shops, offering vegan friendly health and beauty products at the Green Donkey Apothecary, gifts for all the family at Fred and Mabel, and something to keep the kids entertained for hours at the Mucky Monkey Toy Shop. For an indulging day out, head to Betton Farm, offering delicious cream teas, and don't forget to stop at Betton Wines on your way home to discover your new favourite tipple. Travel a little further to the bustling resort town of Scarborough, with its own castle and Rotunda Museum of Geology for the history lover, Alpamare UK and watersports for the avid thrill seeker, and not forgetting the amusement arcades on the sea front for an evening of family-fun. With the North York Moors National Park just a short drive away, it's an opportunity you can't ignore to discover some of the most glorious scenes in the whole of North Yorkshire.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas