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The Hayloft

(Ref. 1571)

Lastingham, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "Alan was there to welcome us to the cottage and show us around Our stay was ..."

    Alan was there to welcome us to the cottage and show us around Our stay was very enjoyable We would like to say thank you Jackie & Lol

    Reviewed by Jackie5.0Jun 2024

  • "It was just perfect for our stay."

    It had everything we needed for our four night stay. We had such lovely weather we didn't need to light the woodburner but I should think it would make the hayloft very cosy.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2024

  • "Excellent accommodation, very comfortable clean , quiet,amazing pub,great food ,can't go wrong with this one"

    Reviewed by DAVID4.7May 2024

  • "Great location, comfy warm cottage, good local pub,"

    Reviewed by Jeff4.7Apr 2024

  • "The Hayloft is in the most idyllic location and we had a great stay."

    The WiFi wasn't working when we arrived and due to the location there's no phone signal so the WiFi is quite important. Alan sorted it out straight away for us and was a great host. Waking up to hearing the sounds of nature including the little stream next to the loft is something I'm already missing so we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Oct 2023

  • "The Hayloft (Ref."

    1571) Lastingham, North York Moors We stayed at the Hayloft from 1st to 08th September, 2023, It was a very lovely place to stay, but we have mixed feelings about the accommodation!!!! Very similar to a review back in September 2021 {“" The Hayloft " Very friendly reception and helpful owner Very cosy cottage for two, in a good location. If upgrading is considered, a shower unit instead of over the bath, would be more attractive””} Our problem (a couple aged late 60s) with the shower is that it is over a Metal curved bottom Bath, which made it very very awkward to get into and out from!!!! also it was very very awkward to stand on the curved bottom, which made it very very uncomfortable to use, as we both had to support ourselves with a hand on the wall when we moved in the shower. The old Mira shower unit is adequate!!! But could be updated. To use as a bath !! the hot water is so slow it would take a very long time to fill!! Due to the water header tank (header tank combined with the hot water cylinder) is only being about 1 metre above hot water tap!!!!! We did not try to have a bath as we knew it would have taken ages to fill it. Other disappointments were the 2 large Red Cushions that I could smell and see that many other people had used them. And all 5 roof blinds need to be replaced as they are tatted and torn!!! One was held together with Gaffer tape, which I read on another review. Apart from the above we had a lovely week holiday here. Lastingham is a lovely quiet village with a very good pub to eat in, the moors and the surrounding countryside is amazing, Thornton Le Dale is a beautiful village as many of the other villages. It was easy to get to the coast and into York for a day on the park and ride. I found Alan very pleasant to chat too, and with updating the above, he could make the Hayloft totally amazing place to stay in. Many thanks Alan from Martyn and Susan. Ps. A photo of the bathroom would be a good idea on your ad.

    Reviewed by Martyn3.4Sep 2023

  • "This is ideal for 2 people, having everything you actually need."

    It's in a brilliant, peaceful, location near to a lovely pub. It's on the doorstep of the moors. The owner is very friendly and helpful. We will be returning.

    Reviewed by John4.7Apr 2023

  • "The accommodation was lovely and homely."

    Some of the blinds had seen better days as they were held together with tape, and others could not be closed fully as they were worn out. The property was great for the two of us. We both had a wonderful stay, the owner was very accommodating.

    Reviewed by Dean4.7Oct 2022

  • "An excellent property to stay in, very comfortable and in a lovely village with a good pub which serves great food."

    Had a warm welcome from the owner. Private parking beside the property. Easy access to all the local points of interest. We will be returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Sep 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay in The Hayloft, very comfortable quaint little cottage, in a superb location."

    I’m sure we will return in the future.

    Reviewed by Royston4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, ideal base for a couple exploring the area."

    Access roads were surprisingly wide! The steps to the cottage are quite steep, but once you are in, everything you need is there. We will be going back in the future.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a stunning tranquil location."

    Friendly helpful owners. Perfect for couples.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage with everything you wanted."

    Located in a quiet village but close to walks and towns.Alan the owner was extremely helpful. Looking forward to going back for the third time.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2022

  • "Good location in village with local pub nearby."

    Cottage was very clean and provided all that was needed, but there is no internet or mobile phone connection. Secure off-road car parking space. Pleasant outside garden for private use.

    Reviewed by Tom5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a really lovely location - ideal base for walking."

    Reviewed by Debbie4.4Oct 2021

  • ""The Hayloft", Very friendly reception and helpful owner Very cosy cottage ..."

    "The Hayloft", Very friendly reception and helpful owner Very cosy cottage for two, in a good location If upgrading is considered, a shbnificialower unit, instead of over the bath would be " The Hayloft " Very friendly reception and helpful owner Very cosy cottage for two, in a good location If upgrading is considered, a shower unit instead of over the bath, would be more attractive

    Reviewed by L.g.knowles4.7Sep 2021

  • "The Hayloft is in a desirable village just a few steps away from Spaunton Moor."

    The village pub is welcoming and the food is excellent. The owner, Alan is friendly and welcoming too. There is secure parking for ones vehicle which is well back from the lane and behind double wooden gates and up a driveway behind the Hayloft itself. The village is quiet and you can only hear the birds singing and the babbling beck when in the private garden. There is a combination oven/microwave which we used a handful of times which took a bit of getting used to but there are instructions in the property for that piece of equipment. On a personal note we could have done with having a firmer mattress. With the excellent weather we were blessed with we couldn't have wished for more for the price that we paid.

    Reviewed by Rachel3.8Sep 2021

  • "We had a great time at the Hayloft."

    The cottage is in a beautiful location with great views, a terrific local pub and ideally situated for the Moors, the North Yorkshire coast and York itself all within easy travelling distance. The accommodation itself was very clean and well presented and covers the basics you need. The owner was very welcoming and helpful. A lovely week and we wouldn't hesitate to return when we have the opportunity. Recommended.

    Reviewed by Simon4.4Aug 2021

  • "I would like to say how much my wife and I enjoyed our stay in the 'Hay Loft'."

    The facilities were first class including a very comfortable king size bed. I appreciated the secure off street parking and the use of a private garden area next to a stream. I will gladly recommend your accommodation to family and friends. My wife and I look forward to a return visit when time is available.

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Aug 2021

  • "What a beautiful, isolated place this is."

    Wonderful countryside, woods and moors on our doorstep. Great wildlife, everywhere. We had the best time as the weather was gorgeous and the places we visited were right up our street. Our host, 'Allen' was a very nice gentleman. We had a lot in common, with him so we got on well with him.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2021

  • "We both thoroughly enjoyed our week's holiday at the Hayloft ( July 2nd - 9th, 2021)."

    The owners made us feel very welcome, and were always on hand should we need anything. We found the property extremely clean and comfortable, and the layout worked very well. Car parking was safe and secure, and we particularly enjoyed having the use of a barbecue, and the outside area with its seating and the stream running by. There is no shortage of places of interest to visit in the area, and we found plenty of tearooms, cafes and pubs with outside seating areas, where we felt safe. The village inn, The Blacksmith's, is excellent in this respect. We would recommend The Hayloft with confidence to anyone who is seeking a get-away-from-it-all break, and we look forward to returning. Barbara and Graham Chappell

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday let in a stunning location."

    Was bigger inside than the photos suggest. Had everything we needed and the host Alan was on hand if we had any questions. The steps up to the property are quite steep so wouldn't be suitable for everyone, but were fine for us. Having a small garden to relax in was a plus point. Not that we spent a great deal of time there as there were lots of places to walk nearby. Would definitely recommend this place for anyone looking forward to a relaxing holiday in a beautiful holiday let.

    Reviewed by Dawn4.7Jun 2021

  • "The Hayloft is small but ok for two people."

    The hot water flows extremely slowly since the header tank is not much higher than the taps. Apart from that we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Roger4.7Jun 2021

  • "Had a lovely relaxing week ,just what we needed ."

    Lovely cottage with everything you need .Small but very cosy and clean .Nice private garden to sit out in . Lovely for walking in the country and to other villages and away from everything but not too far away if you want to go to the coast or York etc . There's a pub just two minutes away that does get very busy that serves food and has a nice beer garden . There is no shop for miles but we already knew this so went prepared with a good supply of food and milk . We would love to go back at some point and would recommend staying here at Hayloft very welcoming and friendly owner . Thank you for every thing

    Reviewed by Anne5.0May 2021

  • "The best place I have ever stayed in in the North Yorkshire Dales."

    Quiet location but near to beautiful walks and scenery. Village pub beautiful, friendly and serves great food. The Hayloft was everything and more than I could ever have expected. Needed a quiet time and I certainly got one. Recommend to anyone who just needs to unwind and have their own space.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0May 2021

  • "Great base for walking with access onto the moors straight from the village."

    Excellent pub. Easy to get everywhere in the national park.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2021

  • "Location 10/10 , accomadation 10/10, hosts 10/10 would we like to go back again in the future."


    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2020

  • "Excellent location and very friendly and helpful owners."

    You are allowed to use their washing machine and tumble dryer situated in the garage underneath. The parking bay behind the property is very useful. The steps to the property are steep we are in our 60s and it presented no problems at all but anyone with a disability that struggles with stairs would be better at their sister property at the same location where we have also stayed. We would love to return and even in COVID times felt very safe at the property and and surrounding area

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Sep 2020

  • "The host, Alan, was very welcoming , friendly and helpful."

    Nothing was too much trouble. Lastingham is a small village with one the local pub, the Blacksmith Arms, which serves fantastic food. The property is well located for sightseeing in the Yorkshire Moors and Coastal areas. The Hayloft is a small property but has everything you need for a short break. We enjoyed our stay and would recommend.

    Reviewed by Kate4.4Aug 2020

  • "Great location and owners are very helpful."

    The cottage is a good space for 2 people and very comfortable. Great base for seeing the area and it has lovely pub just round the corner. Would go there again.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jul 2020

  • "The Hayloft was a quiet and cosy base for walking and visiting North Yorks attractions."

    Good pub just around the corner and access to the moors a few minutes walk.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Oct 2019

  • "A lovely place to stay, very comfortable and owners very nice, bottle of wine in fridge was a nice touch."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2019

  • "Very uncomfortable bed."

    Microwave difficult to use .

    Reviewed by Barry4.4Jul 2019

  • "The hayloft in lastingham is a great place to stay for a holiday on the Yorkshire moors, Alan made us feel very welcome and was on hand if we needed anything, the views and the village were to die for and was very quiet and peaceful, the local pub had fantastic food and drink and comes highly recommend, I will certainly be visiting the hayloft again next year and thank you sykes for helping me find the hayloft."

    Eric Waterman

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Nov 2018

  • "Ideal for two people provided they can still manage stairs."

    It is fitted out most comfortably and the only difficulty we had was using the combination microwave/ grill /oven which required delving into the instructions in some depth. The area in which the Hayloft is situated is stunning with good local eating places although the nearest shop is some 15 minutes drive. The owners were most helpful and considerate..Certainly a place we would consider staying again.

    Reviewed by Neale4.7Jun 2018

  • "The Hayloft is a cosy apartment equipped with everything you need."

    I was pleased that they have free wifi as I was unable to get a phone signal in the village but could stay in touch with family via email and What'sApp.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0May 2018

  • "Really lovely hosts, great area to stay, beautiful village and peaceful atmosphere!"

    ! We really enjoyed our time in Lastingham!!!

    Reviewed by Tony5.0May 2018

  • "The only thing lacking we felt was a proper oven."

    There was only a combination microwave and oven. Otherwise The Hayloft met all our needs. A very peaceful and relaxing location.

    Reviewed by Loraine4.4Apr 2018

  • "The Hayloft is a cosy, well-equipped cottage in the lovely, peaceful village of Lastingham."

    There are print-outs of walking routes in the cottage and some lovely walks right from the door, or a just short drive away. A traditional, friendly village pub round the corner serves very good food.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Apr 2018

  • "We absolutely loved our 3 days in this beautiful, cosy Hayloft!"

    In fact we didn't go outside for 3 whole days, other than a trip to the gorgeous mega friendly, welcoming pub around the corner. This Hayloft is so comfortable, warm, cosy and has everything you need! We especially loved Whally the stove, such a lovely humouras note about his use and care from the owners! Our time here was so cosy and romantic! The village of Lastingham is a true hidden gem that we would return to again and again! One of the most special places we've ever stayed! Thank you so much for making such a magical place for others to enjoy! We'll definitely recommend and revisit! X

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jan 2018

  • "Host was wonderful, very thoughtful and helpful but not intrusive at all."

    Property was lovely and cosy, perfect for two people, with a very nice modern bathroom and spacious bedroom. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would definitely book here again!

    Reviewed by Brigitte5.0Dec 2017

  • "The cottage was as described on the website."

    It is compact, comfortable and well decorated. Lastingham is a very attractive village. The pub is close and very good for food (bring a torch if you are coming in winter as there are no street lights!). Great walking area.

    Reviewed by Ian4.4Nov 2017

  • "Disappointed with mismatched glass ware."

    Odd wine glasses and tumblers let down the luxurious impression of the property.

    Reviewed by Stephen4.4Jul 2017

  • "Just very pleased."

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0May 2017

  • "This is our second visit to the Hayloft and it was just as cosy as we remembered."

    The pub in the village is great too.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Nov 2016

  • "Lovely accommodation with everything we needed."

    The owner was very friendly and helpful. Located in a beautiful village with walks from the door. Amazing local village pub.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Oct 2016

  • "A super location and a very peaceful setting."

    Cottage had everything that you would need and owners friendly and helpful. Great pub in the village too.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2016

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  • All first floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath with shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburningstove.
  • Storage heaters with woodburning stove in living area
  • Electric hob, dual oven (microwave, grill and oven), fridge, combi TV, CD player/radio, WiFi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Small patio with garden furniture and BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Property not suitable for babies or children
  • Note: Use of owner's laundry facilities available. Note: This owner also has property 'Beckside' which is under reference - 1293.

The property

A charming 18th century, stone-built detached barn conversion, originally a hayloft, situated in the pretty village of Lastingham.

Stone steps lead up to the entrance of the cottage, which is all on one level.

This lovingly restored hayloft is stylishly furnished and decorated with a contemporary open-plan living area, yet remains cosy and inviting.

The owners live in the adjoining property and personally welcome guests.

With excellent walking from the doorstep, numerous villages and market towns to explore within the beautiful North York Moors National Park, and easy access to the East Coast, this makes an ideal base for an enjoyable, relaxing holiday.

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About the location


Kirbymoorside 5.3 miles; Pickering 9.2 miles; York 31.3 miles.

The charming village of Lastingham engenders peace and relaxation and has much to offer today’s holidaymaker. It is a place of unique beauty and historic interest, nestling among the folds of hills at the southern edge of the North York Moors. This quiet haven, with less than 100 inhabitants, has a charming olde worlde pub, The Blacksmith’s Arms, but perhaps its most famous building is the splendid and historic Crypt Church of St Mary with its wonderful ancient crypt. The surrounding area has many and varied attractions - The North York Moors Steam Railway, Hutton-le-Hole Folk Museum, Eden Camp Modern History Museum and Flamingo Land Theme Park. There’s an abundance of castles, abbeys, churches and stately homes to visit, including the magnificent Castle Howard. Last, but not least, there’s the glorious countryside - woodland and heather moorland, hills, dales and coast.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas