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Cow Byre

(Ref. 943576)

Malton, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Really is perfect for anyone with mobility problems."

    Location is peaceful. The owners were very friendly and helpful.

    Thank you for your kind words, do come again.Camilla Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had a fantastic week in Cow Byre."

    The property is very well appointed and cosy with great views. Well placed to visit a variety of locations in North Yorkshire we would definitely recommend this property. The hosts were also very friendly and nothing was too much trouble.

    Thank you for your kind words and the drawing you left behind, do come again. Camilla Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Apr 2024

  • "A truly superb barn conversion, comforable, cosy and homely and at the same time spacious, light and airy."

    Kitchen was very well appointed, we had everything we needed and more ! Friendly hosts (and caretaker), who seem to have thought of everything, from the lovely welcome tray to the luxourous bedding. The location is great for the peace and quiet, surrounding areas have plenty to offer, most of them being no more than an hours drive away. This is a property we would definitely recommend. PS - If you like Cantonese food get yourself down to the Queens Head in the Village, really good food, not overly priced and a very nice atmosphere.

    Thank you for your kind words. Do come again. Camilla Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2024

  • "The property's layout was well thought out and the rooms all furnished nicely."

    The bathrooms were especially lovely. The property was warm and cosy, and when the woodburner was alight, it was very toasty! Camilla and Christopher were excellent hosts and we'd have no hesitation in staying here again. There are lots of attractions we still need to see in the area.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2023

  • "This really is a beautiful property in a beautiful location."

    Very clean, very comfortable and full of charm. The owners have done an incredible job of the conversion, it’s everything I’d love in a country property. Incredibly spacious and it was perfect for two adults and two young children. We’ve stayed in many self catering accommodations, the Cow Byre is easily the best place we’ve stayed in, we will definitely be booking to return at some point.

    Thank you for your kind comments, would love to see you again. Camilla Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was our 4th visit to Cow Byre."

    We love this cottage. It is so spacious and homely , enhanced by a superb wood burner.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2023

  • "We would like to say a huge thank you to the owners of Cow Byre as it was a pleasure to stay in such an amazing property."

    Everything was thought of from the welcome tray to the super comfy beds/rooms with exceptional ensuites. The kitchen area was very well equipped, the lounge with tv/wifi and a super log fire was so cosy as the nights drew in. Even the location was brilliant, as it wasn't to far from Helmsby, Pickering and Malton. We had a great steam train journey to Grosmont, and days out to Whitby ( across the spectacular moors) and Scarborough. This is a property we would definitely recommend.

    Thank you for your kind feedback. Camilla Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Cow Byre was cosy and comfortable."

    Set in peaceful surroundings with hosts who were friendly and helpful without being obtrusive, an ideal place for a restful holiday.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Cow Byre was an excellent place to stay."

    Everything we needed was there and the property was beautifully clean. The garden was a brilliant space for the boys to run around. Thanks

    Reviewed by Clare5.0May 2023

  • "Such a beautiful property."

    Everything you need and more. Very comfortable and spotless. Peaceful and private. Had a warm welcome from Camilla and Christopher. Also a welcome pack of wine, milk and biscuits. Fresh flowers in every room. Booked again for next year.

    Thank you so much for your kind words and looking forward to seeing you next year. It will be a delight to have you back. Camilla Property Owner

    Reviewed by John5.0Apr 2023

  • "Situated in a very private and peaceful location."

    The property is well cared for, clean and extremely comfortable. Only one tiny grumble, a larger freeze box in the fridge would be useful - picnic freeze packs, frozen food and ice cream cartons are a struggle. We look forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Mar 2023

  • "Thanks for a very comfortable week in the Cow Byre – a beautifully renovated property, warm and well equipped and amazingly quiet."

    Great location too. We couldn't have been happier.

    Reviewed by Adam4.7Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very comfortable and well equipped. Convenient to access many walks and destinations such as Malton, but once back at the cottage - tranquility. Seating area in garden is a perfect sun-trap - even in mid September. Very welcoming and considerate hosts.

    Thank you so much for your kind remarks, you were perfect guests, thank you, come again. Camilla Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Sep 2022

  • "Our week at Cow Byre was lovely, the weather was kind to us and we sat out in the pretty courtyard for our pre dinner drinks every night."

    The barn is so comfy and welcoming and has everything you need. Camilla left beautiful flowers in everyroom and a welcome bottle of wine as well as a pint of milk and biscuits which were so welcome after our journey from Buckinghamshire. Our friends so enjoyed in too, thanks for choosing this lovely peaceful place, we would certainly return.

    Thank you so much for your very kind words, much appreciated and do come again. Camilla Property Owner

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Sep 2022

  • "This was a fantastic find."

    Generous and friendly hosts and a wonderful renovated barn that lived up to expectations. Very comfortable beds and enormous en-suites Would happily live here!

    Many thanks for your kind words, do come back but for longer this time. Camilla Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2022

  • "This is a fabulous property situate in a wonderful location."

    The accomodation was first class extremely well furnished and equipped with everything provided to enable you to maximise the enjoyment of your holiday. Cannot praise this property enough it is a real credit to the owners.

    Thank you so much for your kind feedback it makes all the hard work worthwhile Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2022

  • "The Cow Byre is a stunning , peaceful retreat."

    Our hosts were welcoming, friendly and kind with many thoughtful touches on arrival. The accommodation is spacious, well equipped and beautifully appointed. All in all really lovely. Unfortunately we had to leave earlier than planned but thank-you to our generous and understanding hosts. I can fully recommend a stay at the Cow Byre and hope to return again one day

    Thank you so much for your kind words, we enjoyed having you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jun 2022

  • "What an amazing place!"

    Certainly had that "WOW" effect on us and our friends who came with us. We were given a lovely welcome and felt at home immediately. Lovely surroundings and the provision of comfortable seating out in the garden was great for sitting in the sunshine and relaxing. We enjoyed a walk in the little wooded area and also seeing the beautiful horses in the paddock. We will certainly return in the future.

    Thank you so much, how kind of you, do come back. Camilla Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2022

  • "Super time at the Cow Byrne"

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at the Cow Byre."

    The location is perfect - a quiet rural retreat on a working farm with plenty of beautiful towns and attractions close by. The barn itself is a beautiful conversion, we were extremely comfortable. The hosts were also brilliant. Their communication was excellent and we felt very well looked after. We will definitely be coming again.

    Thank you so much for doing a feed back, could you let me know what facilities were lacking and I can remedy that. Best wishes Camillal Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ricky4.7Mar 2022

  • "We had a fabulous week long stay in this lovely property."

    There was lots of space for our children to play and lots of helpful touches left by the owners for them too - including books and a ride on tractor! They loved seeing the horses and sheep at the bottom of the garden. Lots to see and do in the surrounding area. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Feb 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in the beautiful and well appointed cottage."

    It was warm and confortsble enhanced by a wood burning stove.. The large bed in the main bed room was extremely comfortable. Parking for the car was very spacious on hard standing. So all in alll..... this property is highly recomended in our opinion..

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2021

  • "The Cow Byre was absolutely lovely, it was in an idyllic spot for us."

    Quiet and peaceful but also close enough to a village with ample shops, restaurants, cafes and bars if we wanted to venture a short way. Perfectly placed between York, the coast and the Moors. The owners were friendly and helpful and available if we needed anything at all. We will definitely be back at some stage as its just too nice not to!

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Aug 2021

  • "This is a top rate cottage with quality furnishings and spotlessly clean."

    The owners were very welcoming and helpful proving a welcome tea and biscuits pack as well as a bottle of wine. The property wis well situated with easy access to York, Harrogate as well as the coastal resorts. We would recommend the property to anyone. This was our second visit and we shall no doubt be back again

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2021

  • "Relaxing, well sited cottage for visiting attractions."

    Excellent area for having a relaxing, battery charging holiday.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2021

  • "We really enjoyed our holiday, the owners are lovely."

    just a shame we cannot control the weather, plenty of places to see when we come out of lockdown fully

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0May 2021

  • "Camilla is an absolutely fantastic host, the Barn is immaculate and exceptionally well kitted out, a fantastic location and as peaceful as you could hope for with fantastic views, we will definitely return."

    Reviewed by Pietro5.0Apr 2021

  • "This is a stunning and well planned conversion."

    A warm welcome greeted us with the log burner fired up. Our hosts were considerate and helpful without being intrusive at all. I thoroughly recommend the Cow Byre for its comfort and tranquillity.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2020

  • "Cottage was easy to find, spacious and spotlessly clean and in a pleasant and private setting with a nice sheltered outside sitting area."

    Very comfortable beds and pillows. Owners welcoming and friendly. The shortcomings of the sofa/armchairs have previously been mentioned by reviewers! Pans/baking could do with a review.

    Reviewed by Michael4.4Aug 2020

  • "The accommodation was just what we were looking for in a lovely peaceful setting and such a great location for seeing Yorkshire and the coast with wonderful walks nearby."

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2020

  • "The photos didn't do Cow Byre justice - it's so much more spacious and luxurious than we expected."

    With underfloor heating and oodles of hot water – all from renewable green energy – we were in heaven! The wood stove was a lovely touch - though we were so warm, we didn't really need it! The bathrooms were huge, showers and bath divine, and the beds incredibly comfortable (I wish I'd taken note of the mattress when I was there!) We had a lovely warm welcome from the owner, with mince pies, tea/coffee/sugar, milk, orange juice and even a bottle of fizz for the New Year – so very thoughtful! The accommodation is perfectly placed for York (we used the park and ride at Monks Cross shopping centre), Malton, Castle Howard, and for exploring the moors. Lots of fab eateries in Malton and the surrounding area - with details all in the guest pack. We loved our stay - it was the perfect place to see out 2019 and then start the new year.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Dec 2019

  • "We were made very welcome."

    We loved the log burner it made it very cosy.

    Reviewed by Karina5.0Nov 2019

  • "Of all the many holiday cottages we have stayed in over the years, COW BYRE is undoudtedly the BEST."

    Everything was first class and when returning to the cottage after a long day in the north yorkshire moors it felt like returning home. When we have our next holiday in north yorshire we will have to arrange the times when COW BYRE is vacant! Thankyou to Christopher and Camilla for making our holiday so wonderful.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Sep 2019

  • "Enjoyed our stay in this lovely barn in a very quiet location, the private walled garden is a bonus and an excellent sun trap."

    Accommodation on one level with the bedrooms at either side of the main living area. An excellent base to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Sep 2019

  • "Cow Byre is a lovely place to go to relax as it is away from the hustle and bustle of most places."

    Peaceful, there were houses around but you felt quite isolated. Your neighbours were horses and sheep. Well recommended

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Aug 2019

  • "The armchairs and sofa styles were not very comfortable."

    Back too low and seat too deep, so unable to sit comfortably. Needed to be slouched!

    Reviewed by David4.7Jun 2019

  • "The location is just amazing, a peaceful rural setting but near to the town of Malton."

    The Cow Byre was really comfortable, especially the super king bed, everything we needed and would have needed was supplied. The decor is excellent and the layout was very well thought out. Lighting was very good as were the sofa's and chairs. Loved the walk-in shower, the bath is olympic pool sized, well perhaps not quite! The welcome milk, biscuits and wine were much appreciated. Overall, we loved this place and would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by Graham4.7Jun 2019

  • "Excellent facilities."

    Owner very helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0May 2019

  • "A very spacious and peaceful location"

    Reviewed by Christine4.4May 2019

  • "Perfect holiday home with very peaceful surroundings."

    We all loved the horses and walking around the forest area. Great base for exploring Yorkshire. The owners were lovely. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Mar 2019

  • "Absolutely brilliant place to relax."

    One of the best holiday cottages we have been In.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2019

  • "The Cow Byre was a surprise, in the best possible way!"

    The accommodation is of a very high standard and we received an excellent warm welcome from the owner. We were extremely lucky with the weather and despite it being February, we were blessed with warm sunshine every day. The bed was one of the most comfortable we had ever slept in and we felt refreshed and recharged after our week's stay in north Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Feb 2019

  • "Our hosts Camilla and Christopher were very welcoming with cake and tea and coffee and a wsrm fire going."

    The barn conversion was beautiful 2 good size bed rooms and walk in showeres. The rest was open plan living.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jan 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet location."

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Dec 2018

  • "A Beautiful property in lovely location - fantastic long weekend ."

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Dec 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage which was perfect for our needs."

    Set in a very tranquil location. This was the most amazing property we have ever stayed in and we will certainly be returning in the future. Thank you to the very friendly owners for making us so welcome.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Nov 2018

  • "Not only did the description fulfil our expectations, they were exceeded."

    Cow Byre is in an excellent location and well placed to explore the area. The facilities were excellent and the welcome from our Hosts was greatly appreciated. In addition, little touches like fresh flowers and some provisions provided were both unexpected and welcome. We would recommend Cow Byre to anyone looking for a quiet country location in the heart of a bustling county.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double with en-suite bath, separate shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size double on request) with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Eco underfloor heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lawn and patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 2 miles which does good food
  • Note: Washing machine and tumble dryer in cupboard
  • Note: Property suitable for the elderly and infirm
  • Note: Background heat is provided by an eco-Air Sourded Heat Pump, for extra heat in cold or inclement weather clients should be prepared to use the excellent and very efficient wood-burning stove

The property

Cow Byre is a fabulous barn conversion nestled comfortably within the soothing countryside of North Yorkshire, close to the superb market town of Malton.

Resting delightfully all on the ground floor and sitting close to many of North Yorkshire's wonderful attractions, this is a superb choice for a country cottage holiday with your friends or family.

As you enter this wonderful holiday home, the master bedroom rests to your right, furnished tastefully with a double bed and a vibrant en-suite offering the choice of a bath or a shower.

From here, be enticed by the beautifully bright and airy open-plan living room, enhanced charmingly with exposed wooden beams and boasting a range of high-quality fixtures and fittings so you can unwind in style.

The kitchen is well-appointed and boasts glistening granite worktops, while the dining table is one of many rustic wooden features that can be found.

When relaxing on the snug sofas, you can choose to watch one of the DVDs thoughtfully provided by the owner, or perhaps just sit and admire the breath-taking scenery through one of many full-length windows.

A woodburning stove is a welcoming addition for those chilly evenings.

Completing this excellent interior is an immaculate twin bedroom, offering its own TV for those lazy mornings in bed and an en-suite shower room for added convenience.

On the sunny days, take a wander outside and make the most of the delightful garden, where the grass is maintained attractively and the patio displays sublime views over the encompassing countryside.

Visitors of all tastes and interests will adore this location, it abounds in magnificent walking and cycling country with the North York Moors and Howardian Hills right on your doorstep.

There are also fascinating market towns aplenty, with Malton, Kirkbymoorside and Pickering easy to access, while the coast is also reachable by car if a day at the beach is what you're after.

A marvellous, homely cottage in a superb Yorkshire location.

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About the location


York 18 miles; Scarborough 24 miles.

The market town of Malton has been the historic centre of Ryedale since Roman times, and has many interesting buildings including the old Corn Exchange and Assembly Rooms. A weekly general market is still held in the town, as well as livestock and farmers’ markets. The Yorkshire Moors are to the north, and the Yorkshire Wolds are to the south, making it excellent countryside for walkers and cyclists. The impressive coastline is just 24 miles away, whilst the historic city of York is an 18 mile journey. A perfect base for touring the attractions of North Yorkshire.

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