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Basil's Barn

(Ref. 1064996)

Egton near Grosmont, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "A really enjoyable week over the festive period."

    Ruth and Ian were very welcoming and most attentive, especially as there was an electrical fault in the local area when we arrived. This was soon sorted and we were able to eat a most delicious meal at the nearby Wheatsheaf Inn. We walked the nearby rail trail- well worth it, visited Whitby Abbey, Robin Hood's Bay & Dalby Forest.

    Thank you for your feedback Joan, we really appreciate it. Best wishes for 2024 Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Dec 2023

  • "Outstanding property in an outstanding location."

    Owner was ver nice and very accommodating. The Wheatsheaf pub near by is also excellent for food and drink.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay with us Neil and thank you for the feedback. Best wishes for 2024. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Nov 2023

  • "Basil's Barn is a really stunning property."

    It has been lovingly converted and is very comfortable for a week's stay. Perfectly located for everything that you might want to do in the area. Thank you for providing such a beautiful place to stay, hopefully we can return one day. Can also strongly recommend the Wheatsheaf Inn, excellent food.

    Thank you Carol for your feedback. Lovely to know Basil's Barn is proving to be a great place to stay. Hope to see you again. Best wishes for 2024. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2023

  • "This is an outstanding property, all rooms have been furnished and decorated to an exceptional standard."

    The barn is perfectly located with 2 pub/restaurants within 100m yet still has plenty of privacy. The welcome from Ruth was greatly appreciated and the full brief on the stable. This was the best accommodation we have stayed at, thank you. Regards Julian

    Thank you for your feedback Julian. Really glad you enjoyed your stay at Basil's Barn. Hope you've had a good Christmas. best wishes for 2024. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Nov 2023

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage."

    Its conversion from a barn has been very well thought through and many of its former interesting features have been retained. The owners have ensured that it offers everything to make it a warm, welcoming holiday cottage. We would happily recommend it to anyone considering a stay in this lovely part of the North York Moors.

    Thank you Hilary for your review. Lovely to know you enjoyed your stay, despite the wet weather this week. Best wishes Ruth and Ian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Sep 2023

  • "This is a charming little barn, it was spotlessly clean, very well furnished, the kitchen was very well equipped."

    The owners live nearby and were very welcoming and friendly. It is in a great location for the coast and the moors. Really can’t recommend Basil’s Barn enough

    Thank You Louise. Good to know you really enjoyed your stay at Basil's Barn. It's reassuring to know we are doing the right things for our guests. X Property Owner

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Sep 2023

  • "Everything that we needed was available, the only criticism would be a better selection of glassware for our drinks would have been perfect."

    Loved the little touches ie. Small torches and basic food essentials left for us on arrival. A lovely place, so close to two very good restaurants/pubs which can be highly recommended.

    Hello Steve, Thanks for the feedback. I'm sure I could have rectified the glass problem on the day. Could you let us know the type of glasses that were not available in the barn. This will help us provide a more complete service for our future guests. So glad you enjoyed your stay at Basil's Barn. Many Thanks Ruth and Ian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sreve4.4Aug 2023

  • "We had a very nice stay at Basil's Barn."

    The conversion has been done to a high standard and was very comfortable with all the facilities and equipment we could need. Although our stay wasn't the warmest July/Aug week, there was no need to use the underfloor heating or wood burner as it was warm enough for us. All in all a very nice cottage, with the added advantage of two very nice pubs on our doorstep!

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Jul 2023

  • "A beautiful barn conversion."

    Very comfortable with a well equipped kitchen. Nice outdoor space and off road parking. Great location with 2 pubs on the doorstep. The owner is very friendly and on hand if needed, but not intrusive. Easy travelling distance to Whitby (recommend the park and ride). Also plenty of great walking, either from the door or within a short driving distance. Would definitely stay here again

    Thank you Karen for your feedback. We would love to have you stay again. Great to know we are in a good location and offering the right service. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "My wife and I both enjoyed our stay at Basil's Barn and would not hesitate to recomend it to anyone else, Ruth and Ian have put a lot of effort into turning the building into a lovely holiday home."

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Jun 2023

  • "I can hardly believe that today is our last day on holiday in Yorkshire."

    It has been an unforgettable week filled with wonderful experiences. The weather has been on our side, allowing us to explore some truly stunning places. We are so grateful for this opportunity to relax and unwind in such a beautiful part of the country. Our accommodation at Basil’s Barn in Egton which we booked through Sykes Cottages, has been nothing short of luxurious. The cottage itself is a true gem, with every detail carefully thought out and beautifully presented. The owners, Ruth and Ian, have been incredibly welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. We cannot thank them enough for making this week so special. Barry and Jennifer.

    It really is so good to know people enjoy Basil's Barn and the fantastic coast and countryside around us. Best wishes Ruth and Ian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really nice accommodation in lovely village."

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jun 2023

  • "Basils Barn is a little Gem in Egton just outside Whitby."

    Ideal 1Bedroom Barn conversion reformed to a very high standard By owners Ruth and Ian. It is warm and cozy with fully functional and well equipped Kitchen . Wi-Fi smart tv. Lovely walk-in shower and good size bedroom. I can not recommend Basils Barn highly enough and would not hesitate to return .

    Lovely feedback. Really glad you enjoyed our little gem. Ruth and Ian. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent property clean and spacious accommodation, would highly recommend."

    Wish I could go higher than 5 stars.

    Thank You for the review Stephen. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay in Basil's Barn. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2023

  • "The conversion of basil's barn is second to none."

    It is warm and cosy with every facility you could ask for. it has a fantastic wood burner and underfloor heating. the modern shower room is brilliant and the bed very comfortable. Ruth very kindly leaves a welcome pack and gave us an informative welcome to the house. we would highly recommended the barn.

    So glad you enjoyed everything. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Feb 2023

  • "What an amazing barn!"

    It was perfectly placed for the local pub (at the end of the drive but not too close to hear them). The log burner was so cosy. The barn was furnished nicely and the underfloor heating was lovely. Ruth greeted us and showed us round and kindly brought more fire supplies when i asked. I would definitely recommend this barn and i will be going back myself when i have time!

    So glad you had an enjoyable stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Feb 2023

  • "What a lovely stay we had during our 1 week holiday."

    Basil's Barn is nestled to the rear of 2 pubs in Egton, which is great, if you don't like too much of a stroll. The barn itself, is amazing. There is a log burning stove in the lounge, which we didn't light, as the underfloor heating was so good. The bed is the comfiest I have slept on, and made it a chore to get up in the morning. The barn has everything you could possibly need for a holiday, including an iron and ironing board, which isn't listed, so we fetched our own iron. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and wouldn't think twice about booking again, if we were to holiday in the area again.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback. We love it when people appreciate our special barn and it's wonderful surroundings. Ruth and Ian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "What an amazing property this is."

    Exactly what we wanted, driving distance to many places but truly in the tranquility of Yorkshire. No hesitation in recommending or booking again

    Thank for you feedback on Basil's Barn. So glad you enjoyed it and all the wonderful places ro visit. Ruth and Ian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2022

  • "Well situated and well appointed accommodation in a quiet but accessible location with the added bonus of being sandwiched between two attractive country pubs and friendly owners being on call in the unlikely event of any problems arising."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was spotless and had everything we needed, with a very comfortable bed."

    Ruth and Ian were friendly and helpful. The cottage is a great place to stay to explore the coast and North Yorkshire Moors.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very nice converted farm building retaining some quaint original features sympathetically absorbed into the conversion."

    Between two village pubs but no noise at all. Good adjacent parking and private garden area. Nice and friendly owners, Ruth and Ian, complete with dog, one eyed cat, (Nancy) and two small horses next door.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2022

  • "A cosy, comfortable, quirky little cottage with excellent facilities."

    A great location in fantastic walking country and a short drive from the coast. Ruth and Ian are very friendly, helpful hosts and the dog, cat, ponies and pet sheep are very welcoming too! There are two inns in the village, if you want to eat out.

    We all got a mention! Lovely to have you both come and join us all. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Jun 2022

  • "We enjoyed our time here very much, the cottage had excellent facilities and the owners were both friendly and helpful."

    The location was great and provided easy access to both coast and inland locations for villages, pubs and good walking.

    Thank you. We enjoyed having you stay. So glad you enjoyed this lovely area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2022

  • "What a fantastic quirky place to stay."

    Our lounge was the former cow shed and the bedroom was previously a pigsty. The conversion has retained many original features and is super comfortable. The owner was very friendly and full of useful info regarding places to visit and eat. There are 2 pubs literally 2 minutes walk from the property and it is about 15 mins into Whitby.

    Thank you Phil. So pleased you appreciated Basil's Barn and enjoyed visiting the area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely barn conversion full of character."

    Warm, comfortable and well equipped. Welcoming and friendly owners. Good base for exploring the North Yorkshire coast and moors. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0May 2022

  • "Basil's Barn was a really lovely place to stay, full size fridge and freezer which was a great bonus."

    Everything was there. Ruth was very helpful. The location is just right for lovely walks and the coast was only 7 miles away. Had a lovely meal at the Wheatshief in Egton but you need to book early. Thanks Ruth and Ian

    Thank you so much. Really glad uou enjoyed it. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2022

  • "We were made to feel very welcome when we arrived and the cottage was perfect."

    The barn was tastefully restored and all the facilities were first class. A big plus for us was that it is situated next to two pubs, both of which served excellent food. Egton village is perfectly placed to be able to explore the area as it's central to the N. Yorkshire Moors, Whitby, Staithes, and other pretty towns and villages. Thank you again Ruth & Ian

    So glad you enjoyed your stay. Thank uou for the review. Ruth and Ian Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautifully renovated to high standard."

    Owners very friendly - will definitely recommend to friends and family

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Sep 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Basil’s Barn in Egton."

    It was a lovely place, as was the whole area - very scenic. In fact Egton was the perfect place to stay in terms of access to other places in North Yorkshire. The owners are lovely people and were very helpful. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2021

  • "Fabulous but first I’d like to address a previous review."

    I can’t say it’s not accurate however we did not notice the “smelly dog” sofa. I do think some points are down to personal taste and the comments give the review an unfairly negative feel Unfortunately we are still in the middle of a global pandemic and there are many shortages including builders and the supply of skips, hence the leftover building materials. This was addressed the week we were there, having waited many weeks for one to become available. Yes, it’s a “mish-mash” of furniture but this can be quite clearly seen from the photos and is partly what gives the place its character and quirky feel. We found the hosts Ian and Ruth very friendly and we spoke to them on several occasions discussing how Basil’s Barn came to be and all the trials and tribulations involved. It was very interesting and explained the 1st floor storage area (building regs!) as well as many of the other lovely features. We think some of the shortages in the kitchen had already been addressed by the time we visited but don’t forget this is a brand new property and it’s easy to forget the most obvious things. However, a quick word with Ruth and she would almost certainly have gone out and bought them for you, she was so helpful. We thought the quality of the workmanship was excellent and a huge amount of attention had been placed on some of the details, each one having its own story. We had a lovely holiday, nicely sandwiched between 2 pubs and Egton is a picture postcard North Yorkshire village ideally placed to visit the surrounding areas and attractions of Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay, North York Moors and the NYMR

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Aug 2021

  • "It will be good when it's finished."

    This is a great conversion but it is not complete to the standard we would expect. This property was listed before it was ready. When we arrived we thought we were in a builder's yard and could not believe that we had arrived on holiday. The left over builders' materials are stacked badly all around the parking area and this really harms first impressions and then every time you go in and out of the property. The gates are both difficult to use as the hinges have dropped, so this makes arrival and departure tricky. There is a real mish-mash of furniture including a 'smelly dog' sofa. On arrival I thought the smell was from the previous occupants but then realised the smell came from the second hand sofa. The rocking chair was uncomfortable to use as a relaxing chair, so there are really not enough suitable useable sofas. The cottage lacks rugs - especially the bedroom as you put your feet on the cold floor - it was too warm to sleep with underfloor heating in the bedroom but that left the floor cold. The bedroom also has too many items of furniture, the hanging rail was useful - but a simple chest of drawers would be better. No hairdryer. The kitchen lacks some equipment - an inadequate grater, no coffee pot and limited wine glasses. The whole storage area on the first floor is slightly odd too. It was a shame as the hosts were pleasant, the milk, tea and biscuits a nice touch on arrival, and the garden was lovely (slightly too many fairy lights!) and the area is fantastic. I think it needs time to be properly finished and made more comfortable. It could be really lovely with more care and attention.

    Reviewed by Lisa2.2Aug 2021

  • "The barn is exceptionally well appointed in location - backing onto fields, between two pubs, near Whitby, the Moors and other villages such as Egton Bridge."

    It has been renovated extremely thoughtfully, tastefully and in keeping with its rural nature, while being fully equipped with all modern appliances and comfortable. Underfloor heating throughout - particularly welcome in the bathroom. Also a log fire that the hosts had laid ready for us. The hosts Ian and Ruth were very helpful and friendly and are on hand for queries or (non-existent!) issues.

    Reviewed by Jacky5.0Aug 2021

  • "Basil's Barn is a wonderful cottage, spacious and comfortable and also cozy."

    The owners have paid close attention to furnishing and fitting this cottage and it really is a delight. The garden is a lovely sun trap and it's quiet and restful. Basil's Barn is 5 star, top quality holiday accommodation. Egton is a great place to stay for exploring the North York Moors and there are two great pubs in the village, but book early as they are both very popular.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2021

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  • Single storey
  • One double bedroom
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot
  • Off road parking for two cars
  • Lawned garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1.7 miles, pub 0.1 miles

The property

Grosmont 2 miles.

Nestled in the charming village of Egton, on the edge of the scenic North York Moors National Park, is this wonderful barn conversion, Basil’s Barn.

This single storey dwelling is a lovely base for a couple looking to break away from their normal routines and enjoy this beautiful part of Yorkshire.

The sitting room is complete with a beamed full height ceiling, providing a lovely space to unwind after an action-packed day, getting comfortable on the sofa while the woodburning stove crackles and the TV entertains.

Move into the kitchen to rustle up a tasty meal, housing a good selection of appliances to assist you, before you can settle down at the dining table to tuck in and toast to a much-needed getaway.

Whisk yourself off to the delightful double bedroom, adding further character with the exposed beams and flagstone flooring, and served by a stylish shower room with walk-in shower and an exposed brick wall.

Spend time outside in the lovely garden to soak up the sunshine, with a set of table and chairs providing alfresco opportunity, whether it be evening drinks on sunny mornings with your first coffee.

The amenities of Grosmont are two miles away and includes a village shop and a local pub serving tasty grub, along with a tearoom and a gallery.

Be sure to hop on board the fascinating North York Moors Steam Railway, providing a scenic excursion through the glorious National Park, it’s a must-see visitor attraction.

If you’d prefer to explore on foot, embark on a circular walk from Grosmont over to Beck Hole and see the gorgeous bluebells light up the local woods, or meander along the riverside for another charming ramble.

While in the area, be sure to visit the coastal town of Whitby, offering a traditional seaside atmosphere with a golden beach backed by a selection of amusements and amenities; climb 199 steps to reach Whitby Abbey for glorious views over the town and coast, before exploring the quaint streets, perhaps popping into a delicious pub or restaurant to refuel.

With the magnificent moors and scenic coast with easy reach, Basil’s Barn provides a superb base for a couple’s retreat, whatever time of year.

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About the location


Whitby 5 miles.

The pretty village of Grosmont sits at the junction of the River Esk and Murk Esk in the midst of striking North Yorkshire Moors scenery. The area is characterised by its narrow roads, steep hills and scenic views over valleys of patchwork fields and wide-open expanses of moorland. Grosmont itself lies in the ‘Heartbeat Country’ and is famous for being the home of the North York Moors Steam Railway. The Railway has been preserved and run by enthusiasts since 1973 and today carries upwards of 300,000 passengers a year. The village has a general store, post office, book shop, art gallery, cafes and a pub. It makes a great base for exploring the many pretty farming villages along the Esk Valley and the wider North York Moors National Park, as well as the North Yorkshire Coastline with characterful harbour towns and villages.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter