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The Byre

Whitby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1024899)



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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely converted barnhouse, lots of character with exposed beams etc."

    Just a few things I'd like to bring up that spoiled the wow factor for us; fridge was filthy and too small for the size of the property, big open crack on bath panel upstairs, you need a degree to work the coffee machine, awful smell coming from the mat at the door in downstairs bedroom, lots of flies and cobwebs even on low beams that are easy to reach, floors hadn't been cleaned when we arrived, chest of drawers in kids bedroom falling apart, wifi not great whereas if one person is using their phone the TV won't work. All in all a nice place, good hot tub, nice garden space for kids/dogs. Just a shame these little problems hadn't been up to scratch to merit the nearly £3000 we spent on our 1 week holiday!

    Reviewed by JoyJul 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning property in a fabulous location!"

    So clean and welcoming too and we can’t wait to visit again!

    Thank you and really pleased you enjoyed your stay. See you back soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolineJul 2022

  • "Lovely place the only downfall was we had our dog with us and the garden was 90% fenced off but unfortunately we couldn’t let our dog out off the lead because of this."

    The pictures make it look enclosed which was a shame. Unfortunately our dog can’t be let off the lead as she can be spooked easily and with the cliff nearby. It would of been lovely had that but been fenced off.

    Reviewed by CamillaJul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful stay at The Byre."

    The place was very clean and spacious. The beds were very comfortable and bed linen very good quality ( to the point I’ve just bought the same pillows as they were perfect) The seaview from the hot tub was spectacular and the location of the property was ideal. The only very small negative is the fridge is on the small size when 6 people are staying for a long weekend. But we managed. Would definitely return again.

    Reviewed by DawnJul 2022

  • "Very helpful when needed clean and spacious"

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2022

  • "Hi we stayed with friends week of 24/2/22 ..."

    Hi we stayed with friends week of 24/2/22 The the cottage was stunning, Views amazing,hotub was lovely and the owners relatives were very good when we needed anything Overall we loved our week and we would certainly go there again

    Many thanks for the feed back very much appreciated Property Owner

    Reviewed by SharonFeb 2022

  • "Excellent property in an idyllic location."

    The Byre was decorated to a high standard and spotlessly clean ... we had some initial issues with the hot tub on our arrival and unable to use it the first 2 nights but was sorted by the 3rd night. Some outdoor heating might be an idea in winter as this area was a great social space. A lovely walk into Sandsend took around an hour or a short drive onto Whitby. Logs were provided for the lovely log burner in the living room which made a great focal point. Would definitely recommend this beautiful barn, sleeps 6 comfortably, large kitchen area and beautiful comfy sofa for warm cosy nights.

    Thank you for the feed back and hope to see you back soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by KarenNov 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely converted barn, the views are amazing."

    We took our dog with us who going through difficulty with recall so the fact the garden was not enclosed did cause us a issue. The area is beautiful but difficult to get onto dog walks without being on the road. The barn is of a high spec but the heating is set way too high and we struggled to turn it down as the thermostats seemed locked, consequently the boiler comes on during the night which is noisy. Kids loved the hot tub and it was great to have Netflix. All in all a nice break away.

    Reviewed by CarenNov 2021

  • "This is a beautiful property and we had a fantastic stay there."

    Really comfortable, amazing views couldn’t be better.

    Reviewed by GrahamOct 2021

  • "The Byre is a lovely property and is bigger than the photos suggest."

    It is a very peaceful location with no sounds from anything other than the animal neighbours. My only suggestion for improvement would be to add a fridge to the utility area, the current one is not quiet big enough if your catering for 6 for a week. But overall a lovely property only 10-15 mins from the lovely Whitby.

    Reviewed by TaraOct 2021

  • "It was a return visit so we knew what to expect (it exceeded expectations on ..."

    It was a return visit so we knew what to expect (it exceeded expectations on visit one) Only problem was that the wi-fi was very intermittent

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2021

  • "We had the most amazing week here, the house is amazing, to the point where we felt bad going out for days its too nice to leave."

    The views are beautiful, it's peaceful and has everything you could possibly need. The hot tub is great and was left a lovely welcome basket. We would definitely come back and recommend to anyone. Xx

    Reviewed by VickyAug 2021

  • "Location is fantastic with amazing views, totally idyll ic."

    The standard of accommodation is very high and the house was spotless. The under floor heating and tumble dryer were greatly appreciated after long spells in the hot tub too!. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by DemelzaApr 2021

  • "After delaying our family visit in March to celebrate my 50th, we finally made it in October with a smaller party due to lockdown measures."

    It was worth the wait. The accommodation is simply beautiful, incredibly clean under the current Covid circumstances, and the views and scenery simply stunning. To further enhance the experience for all I would make just one recommendation to have a grab rail in the shower as the shower tray gets extremely slippy when wet. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend it. Thank you

    Reviewed by AnnaOct 2020

  • "The Byre is an amazing dwelling, with superb views in a beautiful setting ."

    It met with all our expectations and we would definitely recommend it without hesitation ....thoroughly enjoyable.

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2020

  • "The Byre is situated in a wonderful location, with a fabulous outlook across the fields and to the sea."

    It's close to Whitby and a great jumping off spot for the North Yorkshire moors. The Byre itself is beautifully set out with every comfort. Sally, the owner, was very responsive and helpful. Highly recommended - we've already booked next year.

    Reviewed by PhilSep 2020

  • "We had a fantastic week at The Byre."

    The location and the cottage itself just couldn't be faulted. the only things that would make it better for me anyway would be to have a selection of pillows ( as the ones provided were just too high for me) and the duvet was too high tog as the cottage is so well insulated. I also think of they installed a larger fridge freezer it would make it easier if you're taking your own food like we did. We managed ok as i had taken a cooler box and cooler bag but would have struggled without them. All in all a fantastic stay though and I would definitely consider booking again.

    Reviewed by LorraineSep 2020

  • "Fabulous, well equipped cottage in beautiful, scenic setting."

    Lots of places to travel to within 1/2 hr drive (Whitby 10 mins) Definitely recommended- will be back

    Reviewed by PatrickAug 2020

  • "Lovely big accommodation plenty room for kids to play and explore great hot tub ..."

    Lovely big accommodation plenty room for kids to play and explore great hot tub and lovely welcome pack of wine chocolates and biscuits in a quiet location but within easy reach of Whitby and Scarborough would certainly recommend this property

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2020

  • "We had the best time in Whitby!"

    Such a lovely part of the world, and the cottage was brilliant. Super comfy, quiet and with great views. We couldn’t have asked for more!

    Reviewed by DanielJul 2020

  • "Beautifully presented converted barn."

    Very spacious and multiple heat sources making for a very comfortable stay no matter what the weather. Layout provides good privacy for guests. Owners very caring and on hand to support where necessary. Lovely views and close proximity to Whitby a real bonus

    Reviewed by BevMar 2020

  • "The barn was absolutely fantastic, very clean and tidy with good facilities."

    The hot tub was fabulous and made even better by the fact you have to build the fire and maintain it, found it quite easy to light and keep a good temperature and made it more enjoyable. Having a really log fire was another plus to barn and it put out some heat. The views from lounge and front patio was off countryside and then out on to the sea, the use of telescope was amazing. The owners where very helpful and when asked about something they would come straight back with an answer or required items, such as wood for hot tub. We enjoyed our holiday and would recommend and return to the barn.

    Reviewed by KarenFeb 2020

  • "We arrived and couldn’t get into the key safe so had to ring the owner."

    Then the TV couldn’t access the normal 4 channels BBC etc. The cottage itself was amazing with no expense spared on the interior decor. I think a meet and greet just to explain how some of the appliances worked - handle-less pans was just one example The hot tub even though we had a fire going for 2 days remained less than tepid and to be honest the water needed changing. Lovely welcome pack and cottage but needs attention to finer detail

    Reviewed by PaulineFeb 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage and the beds are so comfy!"

    Really clean as well kept would definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by SophieFeb 2020

  • "This place is gorgeous, quite breathtaking when you first walk in."

    Perfect for what we needed. Great facilities. Only downside for us was cleanliness! - a few of the towels had stains on, the hot tub was quite dirty and the plates had dried food all over. But dont let this put you off.. a fab place in a beautiful setting, just a little improvement needed on house keeping!

    Reviewed by GeorgiaJan 2020

  • "The views from the hot tub were to die for ."

    Comfy beds . Lovely lovely accomodation

    Reviewed by LynneJan 2020

  • "We spent Christmas at The Byre, A beautiful, warm, cosy home with more than enough for a family stay."

    Stunning views, the welcome pack was very useful, we used it for a couple of trips out. The beds were unbelievably comfortable, plenty of space for our family of 5. Hot Tub & log Burner very easy to use. Already booked for Christmas 2020. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by LinziDec 2019

  • "The Byre was a fabulous place to stay, very comfortable, modern and clean."

    Would not hesitate to recommend this and have already started telling family and friends about it. Location great for Whitby and the surrounding areas. It exceeded expectations, the photos are good on the advert but it definately was better than expected. Handy that is had a Utility room and plenty of storage for outdoor wear. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Thank you for a great stay we had a brilliant time.

    Reviewed by AliceNov 2019

  • "Our accommodation was beautiful, the great British weather lived up to its expectations but it didn't matter as our party was happy to stay in the accommodation, it was warm and cozy with incredible views."

    The telescope is a really fantastic idea.

    Reviewed by RichardNov 2019

  • "Simply fantastic accommodation."

    Had everything we needed. Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by RogerNov 2019

  • "We had a brilliant 3 nights at the Byre and were impressed by the quality of the accommodation & facilities."

    The location is hard to locate when arriving at the property for the 1st time as the turn off whilst it has a sign is off the road so missed by 2 of our 3 drivers which meant driving around country lane to find. The hot tub whilst a lovely addition is hard to maintain if you are out and about during the day so needs to be stocked up with wood to keep warm and then would be later in the evening that you can use. The lay out worked really well for us with our 2 adult children who one had twin bedded room and the other the upstairs double room and then we were downstairs in double room, the underfloor heating was great and could be boosted as you wished. The fittings in the house were great and lots of care and attention has been made to make sure they are great standards, loved it. We took a trip into Whitby for the day on the Saturday and had a good walk around and spent time on the beach, ate at the famous Magpie fish & chip shop and then walked from Sandsend to Whitby and back on the Sunday finishing off with a great meal at the White House Inn which allows dogs. Lovely part of the world and highly recommend the Byre for people to stay.

    Reviewed by RebeccaNov 2019

  • "Such a beautiful place, overlooking the sea."

    The accommodation is such high standard, really spacious. The owners could not do enough for us but equally left us to our own devices when we wanted it. A real haven in the middle of the Yorkshire Dale's.

    Reviewed by LeanneOct 2019

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground-floor king-size with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Oil central heating and underfloor heating on the ground-floor and woodburning stove
  • Microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, oven, washer/dryer, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for five cars
  • Rear garden area with lawn area and patio area with furniture and woodburning hot tub
  • Two well behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub within 3.2 miles, shop within 4.3 miles

The property

Enjoying the epitome of style and elegance is this barn conversion, resting a short drive away from the delights of the coastal town of Whitby.

The Byre is a semi-detached accommodation boasting commanding views of the North York Moors National Park and across to the sea, perfect for a family holiday to both coast and countryside.

Enter through the contemporary porch and be welcomed into the open-plan living room, where the exposed beams frame the plush furnishings and the glass feature wall filters in natural light into the space, ensuring a seamless blend of tranquillity with character.

Certain to entice any budding chefs is the kitchen complete with quality appliances to cook up a storm, as well as a sleek island unit for enjoying a glass of fizz as something tasty bakes in the oven.

Gather your loved ones at the elegant dining area and plan the next day’s adventure before moving to the plush L-shape sofa and lighting up the woodburning stove as you admire the countryside views.

Once the sun has set, look forward to catching your rest within one of the elegantly-appointed bedrooms, situated across both floors to provide flexible sleeping quarters for all party types.

Grandparents will be delighted to find a ground-floor king-size double bedroom with its own en-suite, whilst upstairs there is a king-size bedroom and a twin bedroom which is served by a gleaming family bathroom.

During a balmy evening, an outdoor table and chairs offer an alternative dining arrangement for you and your loved ones to further enjoy the views before dipping into the woodburning-heated hot tub, a perfect spot for savouring the tranquillity of your surroundings.

Immerse yourself in your surroundings further and take a drive into the coastal town of Whitby, where you can sample for freshly caught seafood in a fine-dining restaurant or enjoy fish and chips as you stroll along the harbour.

Uncover the town’s history by spending time in the Captain Cook Memorial Museum or climb the 199 steps up to the famous ruins of the Abbey.

For those feeling more energetic, head to the beach where a number of watersport opportunities are available or walk the stunning scenery of the North York Moors National Park.

The Byre is a wonderful retreat for a refreshing break with your loved ones.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £125.

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About the location


Robin Hood's Bay 5.5 miles; Scarborough 19.3 miles; Pickering 23 miles; Guisborough 21.5 miles.

The seaside town and port of Whitby lies at the mouth of the River Esk in the Scarborough district of North Yorkshire. Ideally situated for exploring this beautiful part of Yorkshire, the local area hosts an abundance of activity so you can be sure to get the best out of both the countryside and the coast. From the nearby North York Moors to its Blue Flag beaches, there's something here for every interest and time of year. Amongst its many attractions, Whitby holds a charming atmosphere, home to winding streets and hidden alleys, where you can find a wide selection of eateries and shops scattered amongst them. Take a trip to the picturesque harbour and lighthouse to watch the sun set, or get involved in some whale watching or a coastal cruise to watch the creatures up close. Climb the famous 199 to the Whitby Abbey to immerse yourself with history, or visit the Captain Cook Memorial Museum presenting historical and ethnographic exhibition about Cook himself. Hosting an abundance of leisure facilities, opportunities to explore the natural lands, and plenty of coastal delights, Whitby offers something for everyone. Close to the Robin Hood's Bay full of heritage wonders and scenic spots, and in reach of the bustling towns of Scarborough and Middlesbrough, Whitby is a prime location for exploring all of the delights that Yorkshire has to offer.

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Only the original guests who have booked can stay at the cottage. Please remember that it is a no smoking property and please follow the hot tub guidelines when using the hot tub.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas