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The Hayloft

Spofforth, Yorkshire Dales - South (Ref. 1014979)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "The Hayloft is so convenient for Harrogate and Wetherby, although you are on a ..."

    The Hayloft is so convenient for Harrogate and Wetherby, although you are on a working farm it’s very peaceful, I plan to go back next year for the 3rd time, love it

    Reviewed by MaryJul 2022

  • "Unique and superb property furnishings to a very high standard clean and well ..."

    Unique and superb property furnishings to a very high standard clean and well equipped the owners friendly and welcoming will certainly stay here again Barbara

    Reviewed by BarbaraJul 2022

  • "Hayloft was immaculately clean, comfortable ideal for two."

    Only negative if going for views you need to be booking one of the other cottages.

    Reviewed by RobertJul 2022

  • "A very comfortable and centrally placed property in easy reach of many attractions including York, Harrogate and lovely countryside walks in abundance for all levels of walkers."

    Would definitely recommend to our family and friends and will return again to explore more a week is not enough time.

    Reviewed by EileenJun 2022

  • "The property was a 'home from home' with every need catered for."

    The property itself was extremely well appointed and very clean - always a good sign. The property owner introduced herself on day 1 and was around to see us off on day 7. Never intrusive but there if we needed her. Location wise very well located for days out to the Dales, Harrogate, Knaresborough etc.

    Reviewed by TimJun 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, lovely decor and had everything you could think of and more."

    The little touches of the information folder, hand sanitizer, Dvd’s and magazines just made it perfect! The owners have thought of everything. Lovely and friendly Pat and Duke look after you well, they are very approachable and only to happy to help. The cottage is so well placed for trips to York and Harrogate and we will definitely be recommending the Hayloft to all our friends and family! Thank you for looking after us we had an amazing restful break with no stress or worries which was exactly what we needed.

    Reviewed by LisaMay 2022

  • "The Hayloft was beautifully appointed."

    ..everything you could possibly need. Ideally situated for many sites in and around Harrogate.

    Reviewed by SueMay 2022

  • "High quality facilities."

    Well positioned. Everything you could possible want or ask for. We enjoyed our stay enormously.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2022

  • "Excellent cottage, everything you could ever require."

    Perfect is an understatement

    Reviewed by StephenApr 2022

  • "It was a lovely cottage."

    We have already booked to return staying at church view cottage for a week at the end of September. The Hayloft had everything you could want and more

    Reviewed by RosalindMar 2022

  • "I really enjoyed my stay here, I was welcomed by the owner on arrival but thereafter was left without intrusion."

    It was comfortable, warm (I had to adjust the heating down!), well equipped & I had everything I needed. Parking was literally on the doorstep. All in all I had a relaxing week in a very comfortable environment, & although it was one of several cottages within the courtyard, I felt that I had privacy. A lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by AnnDec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage between Spofforth and Harrogate, convenient for York, Harrogate and the Dales."

    The cottage is spacious for a couple with quality fittings including a superb bathroom. This is an adults only facility as the access to the property is from a fairly busy farmyard. I would have no hesitation in staying at this property again in the future.

    Reviewed by KevinNov 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage."

    Couldn't fault anything. Spotless and everything you need is supplied. Very central for various places to visit. Hosts very friendly. Lucky enough to be there when lambs were being born. Although the cottage is on a busy working farm it did not interfere with our holiday in any way. Just perfect and would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2021

  • "A delightful, well appointed property with everything one could need."

    Very much a working farm set in fascinating countryside. My only criticism is the photograph in the property description, which shows a view of open countryside from the window. What it doesn't show is the yard and farm buildings in the foreground.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "Beautiful location Friendly hosts Fantastic facilities Lots to do and see"

    Reviewed by DianneOct 2021

  • "Great host, loved the location as well as the property."

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2021

  • "The Hay Loft is beautifully presented and has all the facilities anyone could want."

    Was particularly pleased to be able to leave doors etc open during the intense heat. I will be returning.

    Reviewed by MaryJul 2021

  • "Outstanding accommodation and we will be recommending it to our friends and family."

    Perfect location to visit all the places we wanted and The Castle Inn in Spofforth is a great venue for food and drink.

    Reviewed by ValJun 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect for our needs and with so much more to do we have rebooked."

    Reviewed by RobertJun 2021

  • "From booking to checking out everything was effortless."

    Simple clear instructions made it so easy to have an amazing break at this fantastic place. The Haylift was home from home with more added luxuries like a sofa with a view in the big bedroom & a large bathroom with a bath & freestanding shower big enough for 2. Thank you we can thoroughly recommend the Hayloft & Sykes.

    Reviewed by JoyceJun 2021

  • "Everything was excellent and the owners of the farm very friendly and helpful."

    We asked to stay longer but they didn’t have any availability and that is how much we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by DuncanMay 2021

  • "The Hayloft was incredibly clean and the owners are to be congratulated for this as there was very little time between bookings."

    The cottage is situated on a busy farm and there was a new laundry being created in the building next door, but all the workers were very polite and considerate - one of them even pointed out that my car had a tyre that needed re-inflating. The en-suite shower was sheer luxury on a morning and when returning after a day's walking. The area is well served for those who enjoy hiking and there are several walks from the cottage door - with a public footpath going through the farm. The property is well placed between Knaresborough and Harrogate, with Knaresborough in particular being well set up with on street seating for lunches and teas (Covid restrictions still in place for eating in).

    Reviewed by BarbaraApr 2021

  • "We loved this place and had a very comfortable stay."

    Stylish decor, beautiful bathroom and the accommodation had everything you need. The owner is very friendly and helpful. Absolutely fabulous and we will return. Very highly recommended. Thank you.

    Reviewed by StephanieDec 2020

  • "The Hayloft a superb modern cottage absolutely spotless with furnishings fixture and fittings of the highest quality."

    The highest accolade I am happy to conclude re this property is we believed it to be home from home . The farm location pleasant with parking outside the cottage . Location within easy reach of Harrogate, and many places of interest . Eating out is easy locally and walking in the area is very pleasant and easy walks can be achieved. We would happily use this property again in the future .

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2020

  • "We had a lovely comfortable stay at the Hayloft it is well equipped with everything you could possibly need."

    The location is ideal with easy access to Harrogate, Wetherby and the village of Spofforth. We would definitely recommend this property in a lovely quiet spot attached to the owner's farm.

    Reviewed by ElizabethAug 2020

  • "Beautiful place to stay, cottage contained everything you could wish for, was clean and comfortable."

    Ideal location for exploring Yorkshire. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by AlanAug 2020

  • "Nice relaxing stay"

    Reviewed by TonyAug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage with lots of fascilities ."

    We received a friendly welcome on arrival. Absolutely loved our stay on this working farm. We hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by TinaJul 2020

  • "Cottage is beautiful, we have stayed next door (the granery) a few time."

    Due to having to cancel earlier we booked 'The Hayloft'. Not as large as the other but everthing needed is there. The sofa in bedroom is great to sit on watching the fabulous sunsets! Definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by ElaineJul 2020

  • "Lovely accommodation - finished to a really high standard, well equipped and very cosy"

    Reviewed by JanMar 2020

  • "The comfort, facilities and cleanliness of the accommodation were excellent though the closeness to a busy main road and busy farmyard was slightly less than perfect."

    Reviewed by AnthonyMar 2020

  • "The Hayloft is a lovely property from which to explore the Harrogate and Wetherby areas and it's not too far to Ilkley, Skipton and the southern Yorkshire Dales."

    It is very well equipped, clean and cosy - the heating is on all the time! We highly recommend a stay in The Hayloft.

    Reviewed by RichardJan 2020

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  • One king-size bedroom (zip/link can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Biomass central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV with Freeview and DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Patio and access to shared courtyard
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 1 mile
  • Note: Children are not permitted at this property, babes-in-arms only
  • Note: The Hayloft is on the same complex as The Granary (915427) and Church View Cottage (998938).

The property

Spofforth 1 mile.

Situated just outside the centre of the small village of Spofforth is this charming getaway for a couple, offering a quiet countryside base after exploring the delightful nearby Harrogate.

The Hayloft is one of several properties which have been wonderfully converted from barn buildings to be high-quality holiday homes, located on a working livestock farm.

Hues of yellow and grey offset the natural wood floor and furnishings, and the inviting brown leather corner sofa, providing a snug spot to snuggle up in after an exciting day.

Delighting in the natural light flooding in from the patio door windows, this open-plan living space is light and bright, with a dining table perfect for perching with a morning coffee.

Over in the kitchen, muted grey cupboards hold all you need for rustling up some tasty treats, with a great range of appliances, including a fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine; you've got it all.

Up on the first floor you will find the charming bedroom holding a sumptuous king-size bed, with a Juliet balcony meaning you can wake up to fresh country air and views beyond, with a sofa in here too which is lovely for a bit of evening reading.

The beautifully-presented bathroom offers a luxury experience with a bath and a separate large shower cubicle, it is completely tiled and has a wonderful skylight.

With your nearest amenities just a mile down the road, including a shop and pub in Spofforth, you have the essentials within easy reach.

Venture further into the Victorian spa town of Harrogate, where exquisite shopping can be found on the streets as well as rich heritage found in the Royal Pump Room Museum, The Turkish Baths, and Harrogate Theatre to name a few.

For some time in the great outdoors head to the Nidderdale AONB where Yorkshire's rolling countryside and hills offer wonderful terrain to discover with walks and hikes as well as cycling and mountain biking.

Within reach of the ancient walled city of York too, The Hayloft is a tranquil base for a romantic break in Yorkshire.

This cottage can be booked with ref 1014977, 915427, 998938 and 1083158 sleeping a total of 10 people.

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About the location


Wetherby 4. miles; Harrogate 5.4 miles.

Spofforth is a charming village situated in North Yorkshire, 5 miles south of Harrogate and 3 miles north west of Wetherby. Within this town you will find the parish church of All Saints Church, two pubs; the Castle and the Railway as well as a number of small businesses. For some history, you can explore Spofforth Castle, which was once home to the Percy family until the late 14th century. Today you will find the surviving remains, with free entry and charming walks surrounding. Other places of interest include the Angel House, where Roman Catholic priests were once hidden from the authorities within a Priest's Hole and the War Memorial to the residences who gave their lives, serving for their country. Nearby, is Stockeld Park, which is a Grade-I listed country house, where you can get lost in the maze or take a leisurely stroll through the woodlands. Situated 5 miles away is the town of Harrogate, located on the boarder of the Yorkshire Dale National Park. Within Harrogate itself you can explore the famous Turkish baths, the Valley Gardens or visit the Royal Pump Room.

Region Information

Note: Children are not permitted at this property, babes-in-arms only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas