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The Old Dairy, Ellerby

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  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "The old dairy is a lovely cottage."

    Very comfortably furnished and the welcome hamper was greatly appreciated. Very recommended for a family and friends to stay together and explore the north east coast.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Old Dairy :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0May 2024

  • "The Old Dairy is a lovely property and perfectly accommodated our party of 6 adults and two children."

    There was a slight problem on access but Sarah dealt with this immediately and it gave us a chance to meet her. She was very helpful. We dined at the Ellerby Hotel and would recommend for their friendliness and good food. Ellerby is a quiet village off the main road but Runswick Bay is easily accessible by foot, car or bus. We walked the Cleveland Way from there to Staithes (well worth a visit). Caught the bus back to Ellerby. Highly recommend this property.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are delighted you enjoyed your visit to The Old Dairy and the local area :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.7May 2024

  • "This is a wonderful part of the world and Ellerby was a great place from which to explore it."

    We (a 3-generational family celebrating a Special Birthday) found The Old Dairy to be just perfect for us. The kitchen is a great size for all to gather in during the day, likewise the lounge in the evening. It was extremely, clean, comfortable and full of everything one could wish for - great kitchen equipment, lovely books and toys for the children to use and the Welcome Hamper and flowers were much appreciated. It was obvious that great attention to detail had been paid to the property. The garden was also a bonus with beautiful far reaching views to the sea. As well as doing a couple of good walks, we also explored Runswick Bay, Staithes, Robin Hoods Bay and Whitby. The Magpie Cafe in Whitby didn't accept dogs but Abbey Wharfe (on the other side of the river) did and the food was great. The neighbours were particularly friendly and we really enjoyed our visits to the Ellerby Inn where the food was great and we were made to feel very welcome. All in all we had a perfect week (even the weather was pretty good for February!). Thank you Sarah, Richard and family.

    Thank you so much for your feedback and recommendations. We are delighted that you and your family enjoyed your stay at The Old Dairy and visits to the local area. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Feb 2024

  • "Great accommodation with all equipment you would need."

    Location excellent with lovely other villages to visit just 10 minutes drive away or less. The staff in the Ellerby Hotel just a 1 minute walk away were also fantastic.

    We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and visit to the village and local area. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Happy New Year! Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Dec 2023

  • "The cottage was absolutely lovely with everything you could possibly want / need."

    We go to lots of self catering cottages and have never been to one where so much was provided. It was immaculately clean and the beds were all very comfortable and I would imagine that children would absolutely LOVE the room with all of the toys, books and the "special" steps - our youngest did and they're 22!!!!! The room is also great for adults too though - we were a group of 8 adults and there was plenty of room throughout the cottage for all of us. The living room is lovely but we spent most of our time sitting around the lovely big table in the kitchen. Sarah was really helpful and friendly when we had a couple of queries

    We are delighted you enjoyed your stay at The Old Dairy. Thank you for your feedback and recommendations, it is very much appreciated, Best wishes Sarah :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great accomodation in a lovely area and within an easy drive (or even walk) to some of the best spots on the North Yorkshire coast."

    Only slight negative was that the cottage didn't have enough hand towels so those sharing a bathroom had to use the same one. Also no rubbish bins in some bedrooms. Had a problem with flush in one of the toilets which was reported & looked at but unable to be fixed before we left.

    Thank you for your feedback and recommendations. Best wishes Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.7Oct 2023

  • "Thanks for a wonderful stay, there were a few issues which although did not cause any major upset we feel they might help future guests have an even better time."

    Bedroom (with toy cupboard and own bathroom) toilet did not flush well. Bedroom (largest) bulbs in bedside tables very bright (clinically so) which meant difficult to sleep if they were turned on. Would also be lovely to have shaving point in the bathroom. Could do with larger fridge did not really suit the size of kitchen. Things that were good - great setting, fantastic lounge, all good size bedrooms. Kitchen was a great social space. Dog friendly (my dog rated it 5/5). Thanks for the lovely welcome hamper. Would definitely book again!

    We are really pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay at The Old Dairy. Thank you for your feedback and recommendations. Best wishes Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Sep 2023

  • "A beautiful location lovely views , very good facilities very clean ."

    A lovely welcome hamper nice surprise . Good parking . We really enjoyed our stay at the Old Dairy . Never been asked to strip beds before , and fold bedding up neatly before we have left a holiday accommodation !! , that was the only thing that was very odd when you have paid a good amount of money to stay for a few days.

    Thank you for your feedback, we’re delighted you enjoyed your stay. We kindly ask guests to strip all used beds on departure. This helps our amazing cleaners who work very hard to get the property ready for the arrival of our new guests. Thank you for your support and understanding with this. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Sep 2023

  • "An excellent cottage in a peaceful location but close to places to explore."

    The cottage was clean and very comfortable and spacious for our party of eight. A lovely welcome pack was provided with treats for everyone including the dog. Highly recommended for a break in the Yorkshire area .

    Thank you so much for your feedback. We’re delighted you enjoyed your stay with your extended family and dog :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Sep 2023

  • "Really well equipped and comfortable."

    Excellent base for visiting all the local beauty spots. Everything we needed for a wonderful holiday!

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re delighted you had a wonderful holiday and fabulous weather! Best wishes Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Sep 2023

  • "After a long wet journey, The Old Dairy was the sanctuary that was much needed and welcomed!"

    We all enjoyed the Ellerby Inn, Black Bull and Badger & Hounds pubs. Badger & Hounds have superb chips! Recommend walking from Whitby to Sandsend and getting the bus back. Visted Ormsby, Saltburn by the Sea, Dalby Forest, Scarborough + Robin Hoods Bay. Great walk from Robin Hoods Bay to Boggle Hole! (Many Steps!) Magpie Cafe in Whitby a must for fish and chip fans. Get there early i.e. 1130 onwards for lunch! Had a great week!

    ArmstrongAug 2023

  • "My grandchildren loved their bedroom with the toy cupboard and the garden which was brilliant as gave the whole family an opportunity to be together."

    The view of the sea was so relaxing The cottage was warm and comfortable The kitchen was well equipped and large enough for the family to be together. Thank you Davina

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re glad you enjoyed your stay altogether as a family. Best wishes Property Owner

    Reviewed by Davina4.7Jul 2023

  • "The Old Dairy was ideal for our stay."

    Perfectly located with large bedrooms, plenty of space, and with a large kitchen/dining area for people to congregate. The property is well equipped and had a welcoming arrival pack. Just one thing to note, the ground floor en-suite bedroom is a little cramped and has a step to the bathroom, so may not be the best option for the mobility impaired. Overall we had a wonderful stay, and would not hesitate to recommend it.

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Old Dairy. Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage was fabulous, in a great location close to coast and Moor and really well equipped."

    The evening sunsets were an added bonus.

    Thank you for your feedback, we're really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at The Old Dairy. The sunsets were particularly beautiful :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andy5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely time spent in your fabulous cottage."

    Perfectly placed for moor and coast & a superb base to come home to each day & watch the sunset, an unexpected pleasure! We've all had a fabulous time and are reluctant to leave! Many thanks!

    AndyJul 2023

  • "The Old Dairy was perfect."

    We felt at home immediately on arrival, plenty of nice touches such as the toys and hamper.Very Pleasant. The Ellerby hotel provided good food, beer and we felt welcome by all the staff. The hamlet of Ellerby has a lovely ambience. We Couldn't of asked for anything more. Thank you

    The Evans ClanJul 2023

  • "Thank you so much!"

    We've had a lovely stay at The Old Dairy this week. The home has been perfect for our family six, equipped with everything we could have needed. The neighbors are lovely and made us feel very welcome. We've had a wonderful time enjoying beautiful Runswick Bay and the North York Moors railway. We hope to return soon.

    Julie, Ilkka, Elena, Henri, Lukas, Margot (Finland)Jul 2023

  • "We SO enjoyed our stay in your beautiful home, it was just perfect."

    You thought of everything from the generous welcome basket to the assortment of toys, the amazingly equipped kitchen and details of places to visit. THANK YOU SO MUCH for a memorable stay.

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re delighted that you enjoyed your stay at The Old Dairy and found some of the fabulous local places to visit. Best Wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2023

  • "The house and facilities were immaculate."

    Bonus points for toys for kids. My apologies for forgetting to replace the ball that we burst.

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re delighted you enjoyed the cottage and its facilities. Hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leo5.0Jun 2023

  • "Very comfortable, spacious and clean and a great location."

    The owners had thought of everything. We liked the extra touches like the generous welcome hamper, chiminea etc. The 5 of us had a wonderful stay. Just a small point but it would have been useful to know that bread and milk were provided as we ordered a supermarket delivery so had rather a lot!

    Thank you for your feedback, we’re pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and the sunshine! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property was everything we could wish for."

    Well equipped, beautifully presented and a garden where you could take in fabulous views! We were a family that had several different needs, and they were totally fulfilled. The location wasn't far from local attractions, towns and beaches which we explored despite the weather being a little dull. And the Ellerby Arms, a stones throw from the property, provided a warm welcome and excellent food. Also dog friendly!! Many thanks for an enjoyable stay!

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and the beautiful views. Best wishes. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jun 2023

  • "My Word..."

    such a well appointed holiday home in a tranquil setting, we have enjoyed every single minute. Loved exploring around Runswick Bay, it hasn't changed much in 70 years (although we have!) Sansdend beach is fabulous and taking the hydraulic cliff lift down to the pier in Saltburn was certainly worth the journey. Boating on the river in Ruswarp and riding the toy train indelighted my 2 year old granddaughter Skye. We drove over the purple heather around the North York Moors to the Mallyan Spout Waterfall in Goathland, certainly worth the trectourous descent over large boulders to see the spectacular gushing waterfall. Being Food Conscious, the Home Stead Kitchen close to the Mallyan Spout was excellent (you need to book)as was a very small restaurant called No. 20 in a village house in port Mulgrave, both with talented chefs. Robin Hoods Bay remains the same and the Falling Foss Tea Garden at Midge Hall was a lovely discovery. A Happy Holiday At The Old Dairy Thank you

    StephanJun 2023

  • "Lovely 4 night break, family of 3 + dog."

    It's a super place, views & dog friendly pub with excellent food. Lovely & very friendly neighbors. Disappointing that Runswick is not suitable for wheel =chair users Weather could have been better though! Thank you so much for the welcome pack and lovely card & flowers. Fred (our dog) says thank you for his treats.

    The Bramhams & FredJun 2023

  • "Stayed here as a 5 for the weekend with our (grown up) offspring, then the rest of the week it was just the two of us."

    What a great place, beautiful setting and really well equipped for a fantastic stay. The weather helped of course! We walked & drove to places but also caught the frequent bus to Staithes & walked backed- highly recommend. Thank you

    The FrenchmansJun 2023

  • "Wonderful accommodation, perfectly located to explore the area with a family."

    Owners haven’t missed a trick and have catered for everything you’ll need for a brilliant stay. Kitchen is special and a brilliant hub for a family holiday! Pub in the village is a must, the food is delicious! Would definitely recommend!

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and the food at the local pub! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard4.7May 2023

  • "We had a great stay at the The Old Dairy."

    The house is beautiful, very clean and in an amazing location with a great view. The house had so much in it and great touches with lots of toys for children. Thanks again for a great stay. We recommend this accommodation for any holidays you are planning on the area.

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re glad you had a great stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Orla5.0May 2023

  • "Fabulous location, great accommodation and a very generous welcome nadkey"

    Thank you for your feedback, we’re pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sabine5.0May 2023

  • "What a beautiful house!"

    Spotlessly clean. We loved the little touches, thoughtful things like the toys for the kids and kitchen essentials etc. The hamper and card we really appreciated a personal touch. Thank you for having us! The Readmans.

    The ReadmansMay 2023

  • "Gorgeous location, and cosey spacious place to stay."

    They really have thought of everything you could need and would definitely recommend anyone to stay there.

    Thank you for your feedback and your recommendation. We’re really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Apr 2023

  • "We've had a lovely holiday and enjoyed staying in The Old Dairy."

    Great Base to explore the area- We've already booked for next year! Thank you for the lovely hamper too!

    The DeakinsApr 2023

  • "We've had a wonderful time, blessed with good weather."

    Gorgeous accommodation with fantastic views. Everything we needed and had a lovely trip out at Whitby, Staithes and Saltburn. Thank you for the lovely hamper too

    The Woodhead FamilyApr 2023

  • "Lovely property all round, made to feel very welcome."

    It was so quiet and peaceful and the garden at the bottom was lovely. It sits in a central spot between Saltburn and Whitby great to get around. We really enjoyed our stay and will be looking for next year to book again. The house was very spacious and clean. One thing I will say to improve is darken blinds are required on the bedrooms, the natural light is lovely however when you’re trying to sleep in after a long day this really doesn’t help. That is the only thing I would say needs to change here, other than that it was perfect.

    Thank you for your feedback and your recommendations. We’re really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Hopefully see you back at The Old Dairy soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.1Mar 2023

  • "What a beautiful, spacious holiday home!"

    The whole place was exceptional. There was an excellent welcome basket on the table as we arrived, a delightful touch. The large kitchen was well equipped, the cooking utensils, pots and pans were good quality. The bedrooms were a good size with comfy beds and the three bathrooms were very useful to a family of hikers who all needed showers after a long day walking. Sarah, the owner, is very friendly and on hand if you need her (although we didn't!). Just a quick mention of the pub just down the road - it has excellent hosts and fantastic food. (now this is not like us at all but we went 3 times that week- that's how good it was). All in all highly recommended.

    Thank you for your feedback and recommendation. We’re really pleased you enjoyed your stay at The Old Dairy and visiting the local area. Hope to see you again soon :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Feb 2023

  • "Wonderful house and facilities."

    Lots of space A couple of minor issues which I left a note about .

    Thank you for your feedback and your recommendations. We’re really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7Feb 2023

  • "A lovely property in a great location for a 3 generation family holiday."

    Amazing welcome pack - thankyou so much and lovely touched in every room. The 4 year old and 9 years old enjoyed the toys and especially the Bop it !! My husband appreciated the sonos speakers. Lovely Sunday lunch in Ellerby Arms and wonderful walks. We could go on. Thanks from Idlay, Gary, Peter Jacqui, David, Elliot and Callum.

    Mrs Sivey And FamilyFeb 2023

  • "What a lovely place to stay!"

    Fabulous location for beaches, towns and kids activities such as Flamingoland and Danby Lodge. Old Dairy is perfect and owners have not missed a trick- everything you need for a wonderful stay (and more!) Brilliant social family space! Thank you!

    The Martins Youngs And GreavesFeb 2023

  • "A lovely cottage owned by nice helpful people in a village with good access to surrounding places even by public transport."

    A very friendly local pub with good food a big extra.

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re delighted you enjoyed your stay! Happy New Year. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in ideal location for some of the best beaches on the Yorkshire coast."

    Spacious, well equipped, clean and very comfortable. Would recommend

    Thank you for your feedback and your recommendation. We’re really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Dec 2022

  • "It doesn't say it has a freezer just says fridge and when I asked Sykes to confirm this was told no freezer so would be helpful to list it fridge/freezer apart from that small thing it's an excellent well equipped home."

    Thank you for your feedback, I am glad you enjoyed your stay. The property does have a freezer, this is a listing error so thank you for bringing it to our attention, it should now have been corrected. We hope to see you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra4.4Aug 2022

  • "Grandparents Sally & Barry, Jon , Ange children Lucas 13 Effie 4, Eden."

    We have had the best week staying in your lovely home ! it is a lovely big space for children to run around ! The toys and garden toys were so enjoyed !The welcome basket was lovely and so thoughtful ! we have loved Runswick Bay ! Will be returning for sure ! Thank you xxx

    Kemp FamilyAug 2022

  • "We absolutely loved staying at your beautiful cottage - thank you so much for having us !"

    It was the perfect base for us to explore the different seaside locations in the area and offered us the space we needed for 4 adults and three growing children ! The kids loved all the toys you provided - especially in the garden ! we were very impressed with how well the kitchen was stocked with utensils etc. and really appreciated the washer and tumble dryer ! Thank you for the lovely welcome hamper- such a kind gesture. We would love to come back one day in the future. All the best xxx

    Oxley Family Of 7 From South YorkshireAug 2022

  • "This is a very comfortable spacious holiday house, in a small village, with easy access to many lovely places and walks and beaches to visit in the area."

    Thank you for the welcome pack and the flowers! The large eat-in kitchen is great for family gatherings, and we also enjoyed sitting in the garden for many of our meals.

    Thank you for your feedback and your recommendation. We’re really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely spacious accommodation."

    Great locations. Kids loved the things you had left to play with and the goals were well used. A nice village with plenty of footpaths to walk on. A day on Sandsend beach building sandcastles and dams. Whitby Abbey with a live performance of Dracula! Scarborough Castle for jousting, puppets and juggling fire. Whitby Museum and Panette Park on a grey day. We loved our holiday and don't really want to go home. Thanks a lots for granting us this

    Helen And Pual And Abigel And Luke And KatieJul 2022

  • "We had a lovely family holiday at the beautiful Old Dairy."

    So spacious and clean and with everything we could possibly need ! Thank you for the welcome pack and the flowers ! We recommend the walk from the door through the fields to Staithes and home on the cliff tops.We loved swimming at Sandsend Beach and exploring the Valley opposite the parking there. Swimming in Runswick Bay was lovely too.

    Mcqueen/Te Water Naude Families From Wales,Scotland And South Africa.Jul 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage to spend a week here as a base for our walking holiday."

    We covered a lot of miles over beautiful counrtyside then back to relax in and around the cottage Staithes, Whitby and other little towns explored, lots of nice eating and drinking places in beautiful surroundings. Will definitely come again. Thank you

    Irene,David,Laurance And AlanJul 2022

  • "The property was excellent and really appreciated the owner's personal touches and attention to detail."

    Very comfortable and well equipped with good quality items. Really appreciated the owner very promptly posting to us an item we'd left behind.

    Thank you for your feedback. We’re really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leo5.0Jun 2022

  • "Ashman & Kashani family (3 generations of same family) Great location - so handy for several beaches/areas."

    Garden is wonderful. Views are superb. Love the BBQ and chiminea (both used well). The house is lovely and we've played family games in the kitchen and living room. In the garden we've got used to watching the bats in the evening: the owl hunting across the fields and the bees hunting down the pollen from the beautifully scented honeysuckle. Such a relaxing & restful garden.

    Ashman & Kashani FamilyJun 2022

  • "Wright and Lindsay family (Nottingham) Such a wonderful property, everything was perfectly thought about, couldn't ask for anymore."

    So Clean, beautiful and cared for - pleasure staying here would recommend to anyone - close to lots of things to do - beautiful view and children thought about continuously - welcome basket and fresh flowers appreciated dearly.

    Wright And Lindsay FamilyJun 2022

  • "Thank you for letting us enjoy your lovely home."

    This was our first week together for 3 years (due to Covid etc) so for 2 grandsons (aged 3 and 4) it was a chance to get to know 'Nana & Grampy. Note : 1 Beaches are lovely and not over crowded, but maybe difficult or impossible to access with disabilty. Sandsend is best locally with long beach to Whitby. 2. Co op at Staithes on the road just near Hinderwell, is good for all basics and some suprising extras. 3. North Yorks Moors steam railway Whitby - Pickering is an excellent day out. Thank you Joe Donnelly.

    Donnelly's 3 Generations, CambrigeJun 2022

  • "Fabulous property in a great location."

    This place had everything we needed for a stay with four generations of the family from 2 yrs old to 80+. So well equipped with even colouring supplies, high chair, garden toys, even buckets and spades and beach towels to take to the beach. They thought of everything and the beautiful property was spotlessly clean for our arrival with a great gift basket and fresh flowers on the table. Magnificent!

    Thank you for your feedback. Were delighted you enjoyed your stay.hope to see you back at The Old Dairy soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "Gorgeous cottage in a beautiful location, The Old Dairy was perfect for me and my family."

    Well equipped, really spacious and super cosy and comfy. It was our first holiday with our 2 month old and the pleasantness of this property made it much easier than we were anticipating. Just one small issue as we couldn’t move the cot downstairs to the bedroom we were staying in as we needed to be near the kitchen for the night feeds. There wasn’t a way of me getting a message beforehand to request the cot was put downstairs so baby had to sleep in the pram. Would definitely stay again though :)

    Thank you for your feedback and your recommendations. Sorry you couldn’t get in touch. We have highlighted the contact details in the Guestbook. We’re really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Cat4.7May 2022

  • "Our stay at The Old Dairy was excellent."

    Everything is to a very high standard - especially the kitchen which is so well equipped. The garden was great for children and adults alike and the situation in such a quiet village is perfect. It is also within easy reach of many local attractions. We can’t recommend this property highly enough!

    Thank you for your feedback and your recommendation. We’re really pleased you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Dear Sarah, We have had a lovely stay in your amazing holiday let."

    It exceeded our expectations even though the weather was a bit unspring like we managed to do some long walks along the cliffs and over the moors. The surroundings are spectacular and The Old Dairy so homely. Thank you.

    Camille Rosario & Michael Miles. Margaret & Cornelius BrulinsmaMar 2022

  • "Thank you so much for providing a superb home for us to stay in."

    We bought our tables and sewing machines to enjoy our hobby uninterrupted. Mike and Michelle were very friendly and helped where they could, good neighbours. All in all we enjoyed ourselves and hope to be back next year.

    BeverleyMar 2022

  • "Dear Sarah & Family, Thank you so much for looking after us so well."

    We stayed during Storm Eunice and the internet was knocked off by the wind and you all couldn't do enough for us- sourcing a DVD Player for the kids and BT came out to sort ASAP!! Despite the storm we loved being holed up here together- we were so comfortable and can't thank you enough! We hope to come again and bring the grandparents next time!

    Hartley & BaldwinMar 2022

  • "Dear Sarah & family- Such a lovely house and had absolutely everything we needed for a very comfortable stay!"

    Many Many Thanks!

    SalingerFeb 2022

  • "Dear Sarah & family - We have had such a wonderful time staying here, a great environment for a toddler."

    Thank you for the hamper and flowers and wine- very special, our friends and family who visited were very impressed. It was so convenient for day trips along the coast. Hopefully not so long for our next visit.

    J & R, South AfricaFeb 2022

  • "It's been a pleasure staying here at The Old Dairy to celebrate my 70th Birthday with my family."

    The cottage had everything we needed and was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The hamper and the birthday card made it extra special- Thank you! We would certainly recommend it to our friends and family- thank you!

    The WardsJan 2022

  • "A very relaxing and enjoyable stay for New Year 2022!"

    Thank you!

    The WoodsJan 2022

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x king-size, 2 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, heated towel rail and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Central heating
  • Oven and hob, microwave, fridge
  • freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Parking available
  • Enclosed garden with lawn
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 0.1 miles, beach 1.3 miles
  • Note: There is a chiminea available for cooler evenings with a supply of logs provided on request.One well behaved dog welcome. Parking for 2 cars only, further parking may be available by prior arrangement

The property

The Old Dairy, Ellerby is a splendid four-bedroom dog friendly Grade II barn conversion resting in this beautiful village with its renowned local inn.

Picturesque Runswick Bay is only a 10 minute walk away and Staithes just a short drive.

Offering a spacious farmhouse kitchen, 2 separate staircases, smart TVs, rural sea views from the enclosed private garden with patio area.

Be welcomed into the spacious farmhouse kitchen, where you can cook-up much-loved recipes for your loved ones, with the help of the oven, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.

You and your guests can savour a delicious meal around the dining table for eight, as the fizz is open, and you toast to a wonderful getaway.

There is also a smart TV and speaker available in the kitchen to entertain you while you are preparing or relaxing watching the chef hard at work!

You'll find a washer and dryer in the utility room just off the kitchen plus an iron and ironing board, so there is no need to bring your whole wardrobe away with you!

Snuggle up with loved ones in the tastefully decorated sitting room, as you tuck-in to bowls of popcorn and begin a family movie marathon on the Smart TV.

There is a king-size bedroom with an en-suite shower room on the ground level, which is perfect for those with limited mobility. Also on the ground floor is a separate cloakroom for avoiding those morning queues. Two staircases provide easy access for two families or bigger groups to the first level, which has three additional bedrooms, one king and two doubles, served by two well equipped bathrooms Master bedroom The master bedroom comfortable sleeps two people with a king-size bed, 2 bedside cabinets, wardrobe with full length mirror and chest of drawers.

There is a seating area in this bedroom where you can relax with your morning coffee or watch your favourite programme on the smart TV. Two further double rooms are available both of which are well equipped with wardrobes, chest of drawers, mirrors and lighting.

One of the rooms has a full size cot for younger guests. There is a family bathroom at each side of the upper floor, one of which has space for airing clothes – such as bathing costumes as the family come in off the beach in the summer or outerwear for walkers during the autumn and winter months. To the outside there is a private enclosed garden.

A patio area with table and chairs to relax al fresco is complimented by a lawned garden with the views of the distant sea which is ideal for children to play.

Also available is a chiminea for those cooler evenings with complimentary logs provided on request. Private parking is available for two vehicles only.

Further parking may be available by prior arrangement. In the morning, prepare for the day in style with a soothing soak in the bath or a revitalising shower, before heading out to the enclosed private garden to enjoy a steaming cup of coffee and the impressive views over the open fields and out towards the coast.

Enjoy an evening out with loved ones at the Ellerby Residential Country Inn, just a short walk away from your home, where you can treat your family to a delicious meal and enjoy the local ales.

A short 10 minute walk or brief drive will bring you to Runswick Bay Beach, which was previously named the "Best Beach in the United Kingdom" by the Times in 2020, and where you may beachcomb or paddle along the secluded coastline.

The Cleveland Way, a 109-mile-long walking track, is nearby and walkers will appreciate the opportunity to experience a variety of landscapes and the highest point on the east coast of England.

Head to the village of Staithes, where you'll find a wide range of amenities including stores, restaurants, and the Captain Cook and Staithes Heritage Centre where you can discover more about the explorer.

Be sure to visit Whitby, where Bram Stoker's Dracula is claimed to have been inspired by the Gothic Whitby Abbey. For a memorable getaway to North Yorkshire, secure your stay at The Old Dairy, Ellerby.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Staithes 2 miles; Whitby 9 miles; Saltburn-by-the-Sea 10 miles.

The historic fishing village of Runswick Bay is without doubt one of the true gems of the Yorkshire Coast, if not the whole of the UK. This picturesque SE-facing village situated 9 miles from Whitby sits in a beautiful sheltered sandy-beached bay backed by spectacular cliffs and moorland scenery. Relatively un-commercialised and with vehicular traffic restricted, the village provides the perfect setting in which to relax and unwind. Relish in taking long walks on either the sandy beach or along the Cleveland Way on the clifftop above. There is much to do in the local area, whether it's visiting Whitby with its famous Abbey, Staithes with its pretty shops, cafes and superb art gallery, or touring the dramatic North York Moors. The lower village houses a local inn serving food along with a spectacularly situated cafe, whilst nearby Hinderwell provides 2 inns, a fish and chip shop, a local butchers and a garage/petrol station. A Co-op is situated at Staithes 2 miles away.

There is designated parking for 2 cars (Further parking may be available by prior request before arrival date).

The property has 2 travel cots, 1 cot and 2 highchairs.

The property also has 1 stair gate

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas