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Barn Cottage

(Ref. 1081033)

Marton near Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location - the log fire was the clincher for us and whilst the cottage was lovely and warm when we arrived, lighting a fire each evening made it even cosier."

    The treats we received were a lovely gesture and very welcome - thank you. The cottage was just what we needed for a week's rest enabling us to visit the area locally with our dog and then retreat to a roaring fire in the evening. The kitchen was well stocked with crockery and just like being home from home. The back garden was secure and so felt safe letting our dog out. Beds were comfortable and the bathroom had loads of hot water and a powerful shower. We hope to return again as we enjoyed our stay so much.

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Nov 2023

  • "Very comfortable cottage with some goodies awaiting our arrival."

    Thanks for those. There was plenty of crockery etc. Beds were very comfy and even though the wind howled, it was very quiet inside the cottage. Great comms from Mike too. Nice neighbours and lovely village. Would happily stay again.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Oct 2023

  • "After a VERY disappointing experience whilst staying in a holiday cottage in Kent."

    .we booked our North Yorkshire break HOPING for the best..but fearing the worst. HOWEVER, from the instant we walked through the door of Barn Cottage - to be greeted by a surprise bottle of red wine, we felt at home.. The Cottage immediately felt comfortable, clean, well equipped, cosy...and QUIET! The PERFECT location to 'come home' to after a day exploring this breathtakingly lovely region.

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Oct 2023

  • "Was a fabulous little cottage in a stunning village Was amazing week cottage Was absolutely stunning"

    Reviewed by Sidney5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful village with friendly locals."

    Excellent location for exploring North Yorkshire. Much appreciated 'welcome pack' included essentials (bread and milk) and a very nice bottle of wine.

    Reviewed by Melvyn4.1Sep 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very comfortable beds would stay again."

    Even the teenage kids enjoyed it ha

    Reviewed by Gemma5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a lovely quiet village."

    Lots of walks nearby, beautiful countryside. Only problem was lack of cleaning materials and no cloths provided, only one small sponge for washing up.

    Reviewed by Judith2.2Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely loved this cottage and we have stayed in many others around the area before."

    So peaceful, clean and tidy, we already booked again whilst we were still staying. It would be nice for 4 chairs in the garden but it was beautiful regardless. The ceilings upstairs were a little difficult to navigate for our 6ft 5 guest

    I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay, and thanks for the repeat booking. I’ll gladly sort out more garden furniture but I’m afraid your 6’5 friend is going to have to practice their ducking! We look forward to welcoming you back later this year! Mike Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chantelle5.0Aug 2023

  • "Barn cottage is like my second home and I have been coming to it for many years."

    It is easy from there to see friends and family. I have brought Grandchildren from Amothetby School for their tea and also my Nordic family many times Mr Strong popped in to fix a light bulb problem quickly and I have mentioned the health and safety issue regarding an escape route from the garden if the was a problem in the kitchen When the Kennedy's owned it they told us that the gate at the side was accessible on as emergency exit but this would be impossible as it is over grown with trees. I am not complaining at all just making an observation. I love the cottage like my own home and my husband and I had many happy days there before he died. Thank you for allowing me to share this lovely little cottage which is so comfortable to stay in.

    Reviewed by Jannice4.7Jul 2023

  • "We were extremely happy with our stay at Barn Cottage."

    It had everything we could possibly need to make it our home away from home. Our fur baby daisy was even welcome and the welcome gift was very thoughtful. We would definitely stay there again and would recommend to anyone just wanting some peace and quiet thats not too far from 5 of the main tourist beaches (if you have a car).

    Reviewed by Jannine5.0Jul 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Barn Cottage."

    It is a great cottage in a lovely village and was a really good base for exploring all over the area. The welcome pack was a very welcome addition. The facilities were great as were all the rooms. Its a pity the weather wasn't the best while we were there as we didn't get to fully enjoy the seats in the garden, which was perfect for the dog as it was fully enclosed. Would definitely recommend staying here

    Reviewed by Morris5.0Jul 2023

  • "The cottage is delightful, in a very quiet and well kept village."

    We had everything we needed, including some goodies when we arrived, and were very comfortable. The situation is excellent for exploring North Yorkshire and we would certainly consider going back. It was a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "Was very impressed with the cottage, probably one of the best we have stayed in."

    Welcome pack was lovely, saved us shopping on the first day! Equipment etc provided in the cottage was very comprehensive and very good quality. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage very peaceful plenty of things to do close by everything we needed highly recommended"

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Thank you again for me sharing this cottage after many many years of staying there."

    This time with my Norwegian and Swedish family. However, we cut the grass and also had to buy bin bags, kitchen roll and soap powder. A patio set would be good to for dining outside or just sitting It is a beautiful cottage in an idyllic village and great for visiting my family and friends It is like my second home. Thankyou again and I shall be back soon

    Thanks for your feedback. I have put the garden furniture back out into the garden now the weather has improved. Please accept my apologies about the sundries you needed to buy. I'll speak to the cleaning team. We're really glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jannice4.7Apr 2023

  • "Nice cottage in quiet village."

    Ideal base, conveniently situated for getting to know North Yorkshire. Good facilities and an unexpected 'welcome pack' from owners (nice touch).

    Reviewed by George3.8Apr 2023

  • "The cottage is situated in a beautiful village and is in a fantastic location to visit North Yorkshire, lots to see and do in the local area."

    The adjoining neighbours were really welcoming and lovely. However from when we arrived it was clear the photographs we had seen on booking had been taken some time ago, many things shown were completely different or not there at all. The garden was very overgrown and the grass was very long, so much so we used the lawn mower in the shed ourselves to mow it. There was no chairs and table outside, which would of been nice as we had good weather. All we found was two folding chairs in the shed, not ideal for a family of four. A bench at the front of the property would of been really nice, like the surrounding properties. Inside the sofa and beds were very comfortable and we enjoyed the wood burner. However the whole cottage felt like it needed a deep clean, the kitchen bin was very dirty, as was the laundry basket in the bathroom. The shower screen had clearly been leaking for some time and there was black down the side of the bath from this and the shower head was very dirty. The welcome pack was lovely, thank you, there was plenty of fluffy towels and lots of storage in the bedrooms, however some extra pillows would of been nice. It also took a while for us to spot how the heated towel rail in the bathroom worked, maybe a note in the welcome booklet would be helpful. There was a note to say that dog's were not allowed to toilet in the garden. Where as I 100% agree that dog owners should clean up after their dog & we always do. Saying they can't do any toilet out there at all, meant we couldn't let her out, as we couldn't guarantee she wouldn't do anything. We book dog friendly holiday cottages with a garden, so we can let our dog outside. We have stayed in many cottages and not had this restriction before. I think this should be stated on booking, so dog owners are aware. As usual with cottages we have stayed in dogs aren't allowed upstairs, I restriction I perfectly understand. But as the stairs are open in the living room it would of been helpful if the living room door had closed more easily. When we was in the kitchen / dining room, we attempted to close the door to keep her in there with us, so she didn't sneak upstairs. However the living room door handle had clearly had the catch changed at some point for one you pull and is very hard to close. This cottage has the makings of being fantastic, location is really beautiful. It is just let down by a handful of things which are quick fixes and would make the cottage five star. We will return to the area, but sadly not to this cottage.

    Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your stay. I’m sorry that it didn’t meet with your expectations. I have passed on all your comments about the standard of cleaning in the cottage to the housekeeping team and asked them to spend more time in the bathroom and in the kitchen to make sure that these areas are kept cleaner in future, and I will keep an eye on it to make sure this is done. I do apologise about the garden. The long period of wet weather through February and March prevented regular grass-cutting, while the remaining garden furniture was still in winter storage in the garage. I’m sorry you missed out on the use of them; we would willingly have come and retrieved them for you. Thank you for all of your comments about the dog-friendliness of the house, especially the use of the garden - they were extremely helpful. We’ve never owned dogs so I will re-write the welcome booklet in the cottage to make it clearer that dog owners are welcome to use the garden to toilet their dogs, so long as the waste is cleaned up by the end of the stay. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay in North Yorkshire, and would like to assure you that the feedback you have given us will be acted on. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan2.8Mar 2023

  • "Great location to explore."

    Great cottage, very clean and homely. Lovely welcome pack on arrival. Highly recommended ++++

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Barn Cottage."

    The location is lovely and quiet but offers easy access to surrounding towns and attractions. The spacious cottage is well furnished and equipped and the beds are particularly comfortable. On site parking is available which is always a bonus. The owners made contact before and after our visit and left a lovely welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Mar 2023

  • "Hi we had a lovely holiday thanks for the accommodation and welcome pack much appreciated."

    We went to a couple of pubs nearby The Sun and The moors Inn , great food and a warm welcome in both Fab location near to loads of attractions and places to see great break for the whole family

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Feb 2023

  • "We loved our stay at Barn Cottage."

    It had everything we needed for our short holiday, although as we eat at home every meal a larger fry pan would be great (but not a criticism)! The house was kept warm and cosy and it felt like a home away from home. The area was great for us as we had a day booked at Castle Howard which was close by. We also went to Dalby Forest and Flamingo Land which we loved. It was so quite and peaceful and we were able to rewind after a tough few months.

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Dec 2022

  • "I have been coming to this cottage for many years when it was owned by the Kennedy, s and now by the new owner's."

    It is like my 2nd home. My friends and family live round and about and being from Yorkshire and Norway it is like coming home. Excellent decor and facilities. Just would have liked a radio and wi fi did not work otherwise everything was if the highest standard.

    Reviewed by Jannice5.0Nov 2022

  • "Barn Cottage has the 3 things we look for in an ideal holiday."

    Very comfy beds, spacious comfy sofas and a very secure garden for our dog. A totally relaxing and chilled holiday in a quiet court yard location, just what we wanted. Facilities in the cottage are excellent and spotlessly clean, everything has been thought of. A most generous welcome pack and things like teabags washing up liquid were supplied just in case you forgot to pack them. Most amenities like pubs and shops are a short drive away but we wanted a quiet location. We will be booking again in the very near future.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Nov 2022

  • "Very nice cottage, every facility required for an enjoyable holiday."

    Quiet location which meant driving to amenities had a few walks nearby.

    Reviewed by Charlie4.1Oct 2022

  • "Lovely and cosy cottage with everything thought about for the comfort of guests, including a welcome pack with milk etc."

    It is a convenient position for visiting various national trust properties and the North Yorkshire Moors heritage Railway.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage in the best part of the world"

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Oct 2022

  • "Barn Cottage proved to be an excellent place to stay for our break in the North York Moors."

    It was spotlessly clean and very comfortable and relaxing. The owners provided some very nice goodies which were most appreciated. Would highly recommend it to anyone.

    Reviewed by Louise May5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very clean and comfortable cottage, very peaceful and pretty location, car needed to reach all amenities"

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2022

  • "We love Barn Cottage, this was our second visit and I’m sure not our last."

    It is homely, comfortable and clean. My only comment is when I’m on holiday hand washing dishes is a chore so a dishwasher would be a welcome addition.

    Thanks for the feedback, we’re really glad you enjoyed your stay. We are planning to refit the kitchen in the near future and will probably put a dishwasher into the cottage then. It is very nice to put the dirty pots and pans into the dishwasher and not have to think about it isn’t it! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Aug 2022

  • "It was a lovely cosy cottage and had everything we needed."

    Reviewed by Michelle3.8Aug 2022

  • "I Bernard Crooke could not go as I was unwell, but my wife her daughter and grand daughter thought it was wonderful as all the cottages we have booked."

    Reviewed by B C5.0Jul 2022

  • "A Beautiful cottage in a quaint unspoilt village ."

    Our stay here was so relaxing and stress free and all the villagers took time to speak to us as we walked our dog which made us feel very welcome. Would definitely recommend staying at Barn Cottage , and will be returning. Tony & Helen .

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage and a great location for days out"

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely clean well decorated cottage with a lovely little garden at the back."

    A welcome pack was there on arrival. A lovely touch.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2022

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed my holiday at Barn cottage, a clean and comfortable home from home which had everything required for a great stay."

    Marton was extremely quiet and if you use it as a centre point….you are roughly 20 miles from Thirsk, York, Whitby and Scarborough. Lots of other nice places close by….Eden Camp for one.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely well-appointed cottage."

    Ideal quiet location. Easy access to all parts of North Yorkshire so we visited a lot of old haunts and new ones. A very much appreciated welcome pack - many thanks to the hosts.

    Thank you so much for your kind words. We’re glad you enjoyed staying at the cottage and hope to welcome you again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elisabeth5.0Apr 2022

  • "This cottage did not disappoint,so comfortable and nicely decorated."

    The kitchen has everything need and leeds out onto secure back garden which turned out to be a nice little sun trap .Beds are comfortable and plenty of storage in bedrooms,only thing missing was mirror in bedroom.The village is secluded and quiet which was perfect but plenty to explore just a short distance away with excellent family friendly/ dog friendly pubs nearby.We especially liked Helmsley with it's castle,Abbey,cafes and pubs.When the nights were chilly,it was lovely to sit in cottage with the woodburning stove on.We had a very relaxing week there and plan to return .The owners replied very quickly to any enquiries and booking,key collection etc was very straightforward.

    Thanks very much for your great feedback. We’re very glad you enjoyed exploring the area. It’s always useful to hear about additional things which people would like to see in the cottage. So consider a bedroom mirror ordered! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hing5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very comfortable, clean cottage that is well maintained."

    A very nice touch with a welcome pack which was very much appreciated. Just a minor comment , a hair dryer would be a nice addition

    Reviewed by David4.7Apr 2022

  • "The property was very clean, well equipped and very comfortable, especially the large King size bed."

    Our dog loved the safe garden, walks around the village and the cosy wood burner. Would definitely rebook this cottage.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Mar 2022

  • "A fabulous cottage where every need has been thought of."

    The welcome pack is a lovely touch which makes this stand out as a memorable stay. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Mar 2022

  • "Barn Cottage is a beautiful 2 bedroomed cottage."

    It was extremely clean on arrival and the additional touches of the welcome pack were much appreciated and made us feel extremely welcome. The cottage has everything you need and is in a lovely quiet location but easily accessible to other villages and amenities. The booking and check-in and check out were simple and work well. The enclosed garden for the dog was great for him to chill on a morning, but there were some lovely walks from the cottage. I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2022

  • "A very comfortable cottage providing an excellent base for visiting the Yorkshire Moors."

    We had a wonderful week walking knowing we had cosy cottage to return to.

    Reviewed by Pam4.4Feb 2022

  • "We felt at home at the barn, lovely decorated, well furnished, the log fire was great."

    The neighbours were really welcoming and helpful, and so we're the owners. Can't rate it enough.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Feb 2022

  • "A very comfortable, well equipped and clean cottage."

    We arrived to a very welcome supply of essentials from the owners, which was great! The village of Marton is very peaceful, with some lovely walks on the doorstep, perfect for dog owners to exercise them locally. You are a short distance from Pickering, Helmsley and Malton, which are great to visit..The Moors are not far too and a must to walk. We would definitely recommend this cottage and look forward to returning.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jan 2022

  • "A lovely, well-equipped, comfortable cottage in a beatiful location - perfect for discovering the North York Moors."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2021

  • "Very clean, warm and comfortable property."

    Lovely peaceful village.

    Reviewed by William5.0Dec 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin (zip/link can be double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • LPG central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and washing machine
  • TV with Freesat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair and travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with lawn and furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.3 miles, pub 1.2 miles

The property

Kirkbymoorside 3.5 miles.

Positioned within a beautiful and quiet courtyard setting, on the southerly fringes of the North York Moors National Park, is Barn Cottage.

This beautiful homestay rests in the hamlet of Marton, just outside of Kirkbymoorside, giving you access to Helmsley, Pickering and so much more.

Stone-built, with a pantile roof, this converted barn offers a family of four or a group of friends the opportunity to explore a wonderful region of Yorkshire.

Park up your car in front of the garage or directly in front of the cottage and step into the hallway, where you can kick off your walking boots and hang your coats after a brisk countryside trail.

This then leads through to a contemporary, well-equipped kitchen/diner, complete with lovely, fitted units and a large dresser, in which you can stock all of your favourite treats.

This lovely room offers seating for four and is a homely space to host family dinners around the dining table.

After washing up, head into the cosy sitting room and unwind with your loved ones, choosing to watch a programme on the Freesat TV or simply chat about the day's events and plan tomorrow's.

The oak flooring and beautiful stone fireplace add bundles of character to the cottage, allowing you to make the most of a country cottage getaway with the warmth of a woodburning stove.

Upstairs is a double bedroom and a twin with zip/link beds, both containing fitted wardrobes and served by the family bathroom, where a bath with shower over is perfect for an afternoon bubble bath.

Outside, the enclosed garden offers a delightful little suntrap with a lawn and seating to relax on or dine alfresco.

This charming hamlet of Marton gives you splendid access to a variety of walking trails and cycling routes, as well as days out along the Heritage Coast, with Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay within easy reach.

Kirkbymoorside offers plenty of amenities such as tea rooms, pubs and restaurants, whilst Pickering is a short journey east; ride the steam train through scenic countryside, or explore the city of York, with its shops, medieval cathedral and many vibrant eateries serving delicious food.

With so much to see and do in the area, Barn Cottage makes a wonderful choice for your next UK holiday.

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

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About the location


Pickering 6 miles; Helmsley 5 miles.

The attractive old market town of Kirkbymoorside lies on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, in between the towns of Helmsley and Pickering. It is a charming place, full of Yorkshire character, and is the centre for the local farms and villages. Visitors will find a variety of shops from tea rooms, pubs and restaurants to antique shops, while there is a market day on Wednesday. The excellent walking and magnificent scenery of the National Park are close by, as are the picturesque villages of Hutton-le-Hole and Lastingham. Pickering is the base of the North York Moors Steam Railway - a ‘must do’ day out for all visitors to the area. Castle Howard, York, Whitby and the Yorkshire Coast are within easy driving distance.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas