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The Cow Byre

(Ref. 7403)

Lingdale near Saltburn-by-the-Sea, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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55 Customer Reviews

  • "Great location for exploring the coast and the moors and dales."

    My husband has mobility problems, this property was perfect for him and my dog enjoyed the large well mowed gardens and field. Lovely & helpful hosts too.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2024

  • "The Cow Byre was situated in a very good location for exploring."

    The cottage itself was very comfortable, clean and nicely equipped. We had one little irritation and that was the interior doors scraped the floor when opening and closing. The owners were friendly and helpful, and on seeing my mobility problems loaned me a walking frame. Overall we would recommend The Cow Byre and intend visiting again in the near future.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7May 2024

  • "A lovely warm and comfortable cottage which was ideal for us as it was all on one level and had a walk in shower."

    Our two Jack Russells enjoyed the field.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Mar 2024

  • "We were not 'on holiday' as such, but staying to be near family before half term."

    First, the good bits. The owners are absolutely lovely, so friendly and welcoming. The views are spectacular and in summer it would undoubtedly be a fabulous place to walk etc. The beds are comfy and the underfloor heating very effective - no cold toes! But now, the cons. The following list will make it sound as if this place is horrible - it isn't. But it's only fair that people going here know. The single 'living room' is about 13ft square and has the kitchen, a dining table, the TV and a mismatched 'cottage' set of a two seater sofa and two chairs in it. The sofa in particular has springs which are on their last legs and the three flat cushions don't help much. The fridge is tiny, good job managing if you actually are the four adults the cottage nominally accommodates. There is nowhere to store food, so we had to just leave everything 'pantry' on surfaces including the windowsill. The bedding was very thin and not really adequate for October. This should be listed as 'basic' accommodation, because it really is quite bleak. But the main 'minus' is the peculiar smell in the kitchen, which was worse near the fridge. If I had to describe it I guess I would say 'dog' as in dirty dog in from rolling in something. We managed it with Febreze but it was rather unpleasant. As we were only there for four nights we lived with it, but it was nasty. Also the cleaning is a bit cursory - black mould around the bathroom sink plughole for instance. We all have it at home (guilty as charged!) but it should never be found in a rental.

    Reviewed by Carol2.5Oct 2023

  • "Had an absolutely fabulous time at the Cow Byre, situated in a very peaceful location but ideal to reach lots of places either along the coast or inland."

    The property is great for the less mobile and if you take a pet the large field attached to the property is great...our dog loved chasing the ball every evening as we tired him out ! The owner is very helpful and the best thing of all was the electric charging point, no searching around for a charger and a reasonable price charged by Bill the owner. Overall a fantastic holiday , location and cottage.

    Reviewed by Ann3.8Sep 2023

  • "Very good location to explore the district."

    Property was ultra clean and was dog friendly with a large field for the dogs Very friendly owner who has great local knowledge.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very good location and perfect for dogs"

    Reviewed by Allan4.4Sep 2023

  • "Had a wonderful time, puppy loved the exercise field and meet new doggie pals."

    Was nade very welcome.

    Reviewed by Nadene5.0Aug 2023

  • "A lovely place."

    Worked well for me with my disabled mother and my dog. Well positioned for visiting nearby areas of interest. Very friendly and helpful owners who made the stay more enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Jacky5.0Aug 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay,cut short by ourselves due to appointments."

    My husband is disabled and the lay out is excellent . Exceptionally clean, the kitchen has everything you could want . We hope to return in the future and highly recommend the property and the kindness and friendliness of the owners . Thank you .

    Thanks very much for the feedback Very much appreciated Regards Bill and Sandra Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jul 2023

  • "So rare to find a property that is dog and wheelchair friendly."

    Lovely cottage with everything one would need including wet room and a secure back patio. Enormous safe and secure field for dogs although the rabbits hopped it! Saw deer there too. Plenty of storage space and comfy beds. Village shops within walking distance. Helpful owners. Hope to return.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jun 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay only 1 little niggling item toilet too low for ..."

    Really enjoyed our stay only 1 little niggling item toilet too low for wife (she disabled ) Many thanks to Bill and sandra

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Jun 2023

  • "Great space for the dogs"

    Reviewed by Catherine4.1Apr 2023

  • "The property was perfect."

    It is one of four situated in one building. The owners met us on arrival and were very helpful and friendly throughout our stay at the Cow Byre. Its location is very central to visit local places including Saltburn and Whitby. It’s also perfect if you have pooches as there is a field at the side of the property where they can have a run. Will definitely be visiting again, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Louise5.0Mar 2023

  • "Good location."

    As advertised. Bill a friendly chap, made us feel welcome. Would advise my friends to visit.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Very clean and everything you could need for a self catering holiday provided. Even supplied with towels/ tea towels /washing up liquid / hand-wash / loo rolls etc. Not something all accommodations think to provide.

    Reviewed by Allison4.4Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic accommodation attentive hosts lovely area would definitely use again."

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jun 2022

  • "Ideal location for exploring the coast or moors."

    Brilliant set up for dog owners with the walled yard and the nearby meadow exercise area .

    Reviewed by Frances4.7May 2022

  • "The cow Byre was excellent, very clean comfortable with all facilities provided."

    The cottage are in a lovely rural setting with several friendly shops nearby,There are loads of places to visit around the area some like saltburn on sea a typical seaside resort just approx 3/4 miles away. Owners of the property are available for a chat & advice if needed We had a very enjoyable stay & would not hesitate to stay again on our return to to the area

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Apr 2022

  • "We look forward to stopping again when we return to the UK next."

    Thank you

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Mar 2022

  • "Well located, clean, competitively priced and quiet."

    Somewhat functional. A useful option for those with limited mobility. Make sure you bring everything you need for the first night.

    Reviewed by David3.8Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with lots of room ."

    Safe environment for the dogs to be in . Wonderful touch having wine and chocolates to greet us .

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Dec 2021

  • "From start to finish this was a great stay."

    Welcomed by Sandra, then Bill the owners, it was obvious nothing was too much trouble. Bill gave us some good tips of where the best dog friendly walks were nearby. The cottage was warm, fairly spacious and ideal for our needs. A large field to the rear gave us a safe place for doggy needs. Wifi was very reliable and a good speed. TV was free view but excellent signal. Due to directions prior to arriving we found the property very easily. If you want peace then come here. Only a short walk to amenities like shops, the best fish & chips ever at Stonehouses and a regular bus service stops nearby. Excellent base for this area of the North East. Will come again

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was as we expected clean and although compact was suitable for our needs."

    The shower room was a great bonus for bathing our disabled daughter. Owners were very friendly. Situation good for visiting Scarborough Saltburn Whitby and Pickering It was covid safe and we could recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Sep 2021

  • "Only two observations and not really complaints."

    Shower operation was a little difficult (we got there in the end) and the TV seemed to have a mind of its own. Also, the kitchen knives need some attention. The proprietors were superb people who were very helpful with eg local knowledge .and we had no complaints at all. Definitely on the cards for another visit.

    Reviewed by Juliet4.7Sep 2021

  • "Booked this cottage as we wanted to take my wheelchair bound mother back to this area to visit her brother."

    Ideal for a disabled person and whilst a little more basic than some of the luxury cottages we have stayed in was perfect for what we wanted and spotlessly clean. Bill was always around if needed and helped us out a couple of times with additional items we needed. Overall I would 100% recommend and it's highly likely we'll book again for future visits to this area.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Jul 2021

  • "I think you should check out the accuracy of the claim for wifi."

    We never managed to make a connection and mobile data would not connect until 50 yards away from cottage.

    Reviewed by Michael4.1Jul 2021

  • "The Cow Byre is in an great location for exploring the North Yorkshire coast, excellent for anyone with limited mobility, both front & rear doors had an access an ramp, the tiled floor & wide doorways made navigating in a wheelchair easy."

    Personally I found the toilet a bit low ,I asked if there was a raised seat I could borrow, the owner Bill brought one round within a few minutes. The owners were available if we needed anything but didn't intrude. The cottage was a credit to the owners, it was spotless & well aired, (no musty holiday cottage smell !) Hope to return in the future when everything is back to normal after covid restrictions lifted

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2021

  • "Having a handicapped person the family understud our problems thank you so much Ken and Merilyn"

    Reviewed by Merilyn5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great holiday cottage, spotlessly cleans and warm, with everything we needed for our short break."

    Bill (owner) was extremely friendly and helpful. Views from accommodation terrific. Village had great little shop and butchers.

    Reviewed by Kathy4.7Apr 2021

  • "We had a fantastic holiday at Wilson Cottages."

    The Cow Byre cottage was just brilliant. Although we have no disabilities, the cottage would be perfect for anyone with mobility problems. Bill and Sandra, the owners, are the nicest people. They made us very welcome. We will definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Antoinette5.0Apr 2021

  • "So nice. Beautiful place lovely walks on the beaches"

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very comfortable accommodation with easy access to Eskdale and the coast."

    Our hosts were helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely, warm, well equipped cottage in great location for exploring the coast and moors."

    Would highly recommend and we intend to revisit soon.

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Sep 2020

  • "We thought that the lounge area was a bit snug for 4 adults, think the dining table was too big for the room, Our only other gripe was there was no storage area for dried food it all had to sit on the work surface."

    Other than that very comfortable, ample parking, good area for coast and moors.

    Reviewed by Shirley Ann3.8Aug 2020

  • "The cottage was excellent, secluded and perfect as a base for the moors and North Yorks coast, as well as being comfortable and well equipped for us and the dogs."

    The owners were brilliant, taking the COVID precautions seriously, with exemplary cleanliness of the cottage, and with great advice as to what we could do. They were very friendly and helpful, juts what was needed!

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Aug 2020

  • "We absolutely loved the cottage for comfort and cleanliness so much so that we have already booked for next year ,The host ,Bill and Sandra were really helpful and friendly ,we are now looking forward to our next visit."

    Well done Bill and Sandra.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Sep 2019

  • "After a nightmare of a flight from Abu Dhabi I was pleasantly surprised how nice the Cow Byre was."

    There was plenty of parking, the holiday cottage was very clean and well kept. Sandra had welcomed my daughter who was joining me at the cottage the night before I arrived and made her welcome. Nice outside patio to sit on a night and watch the rabbits in the field. The location is ideal to access the North Yorkshire Moors, Saltburn & Whitby etc. I had forgotten how green the area was after living aboard for 8 years. I would not hesitate to stay here again and hopefully will stop again next year. Thank you Bill & Sandra.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2019

  • "We were disappointed by the wet room as the floor tiling was the same as the rest of the property and became very slippy once wet and soapy."

    Rubber Mats are available to counter this but my wife who is very unsteady on her feet still struggled when moving off them . access to the main bedroom was also a problem,with considerable manoeuvring required to get a scooter to the side of the bed.The rest of the facilities were fine.

    Sorry to hear of your disappointment with the cowbyre . I feel on this occasion I should reply. It is advertised of been disable friendly with easy access , wet room with wash chair and grab rails for the toilet, walking frame is available if requested. We sorry but wouldn't expect anyone to try and drive a mobile scooter Property Owner

    Reviewed by Duncan3.1Jun 2019

  • "A great little cottage in beautiful surroundings with very attentive, helpful owners."

    Ideal spot for our dogs. We liked it so much we've booked in again for later this year.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0May 2019

  • "I have suffered strokes in the past so I am always intersted in disabled friendly accomodation."

    This completely met my needs, especially the wetroom. What was also wonderful was the cost was not inflated as many are. Thank you, we are returning customers of Sykes and your attention to detail, and friendly yet professional service is always appreciated.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Sep 2018

  • "Bill was a fantastic guest and make our stay enjoyable."

    Reviewed by S5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was both clean and comfortable with everything you would want in a holiday home."

    However, what made this stay particularly outstanding was down to the hosts, Bill and Sandra, who went out of their way to both welcome me and subsequently aid me in sourcing and booking my car into a garage for remedial work. Excellent, helpful and friendly hosts. A++

    Reviewed by Samuel5.0Aug 2018

  • "The grounds were immaculate and wonderful for our two spaniels especially the field out back, and the beaches and woodland walks were fantastic."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful but we always maintained our privacy. Just a few things to note were that there were no recycling facilities at the premises that we were aware of. Also, the fridge was very noisy which was ok if the television was on but we were aware of it quite often. Perhaps it was no louder than any other fridge but we noticed it being as the lounge and kitchen were all in one room. We also struggled with the limited amount of available cupboard space in the kitchen for our groceries. Although these were all very minor things and we still managed very well and had a relaxing holiday. Saltburn and the coastline is a great place and extremely close and we visited places all along the coast from Robins Hood’s Bay to Runswick Bay and can’t recommend the North Yorkshire Moors area highly enough for a holiday destination.

    Reviewed by Rachael4.4Aug 2018

  • "Very well laid out."

    Easy access for disabled people. Very friendly owners, we were made very welcome.

    Reviewed by Valeria5.0Jul 2018

  • "We would recommend visitors take slippers as floor can be cold."

    The field at the side is ideal for those with dogs. The whole area is really quite and relaxing. Enjoyable stay and would recommend for anyone looking to relax and unwind.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline3.8May 2018

  • "Cottage was clean and comfortable and everything you need."

    Good location

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Mar 2018

  • "Friendly and helpful owner (Sandra)."

    Warm and cosy even on the one really bad night weatherwise

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Nov 2017

  • "We had a great week in North Yorkshire."

    Our cottage in Lingdale had everything we needed for a fulltime wheelchair user and her husband with welcoming hosts and impressive views over the moors to the sea. It was a really good base for exploring the coast with Saltburn, a Victorian spa town with real character, only a short distance away and iconic Whitby, half-an-hour away. driving over the dramatic moors just added to the holiday.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.8Oct 2017

  • "Great location, proximity to the coast and also inland walks."

    Small local villages with excellent facilities.

    Reviewed by Chris4.4Jul 2017

  • "My wife and I really enjoyed our holiday in this very clean and well maintained cottage, she is disabled and is wheelchair bound, the cottage was perfect, very basic but more than suited our needs."

    The owners are on site and could not do enough for us, which was really nice, we had lovely weather and the outside patio was great, would recommend this property for anyone, but is excellent for less abled people

    Reviewed by David Keith4.4Jul 2017

  • "Really nice clean comfortable cottage which is well decorated with good quality fittings and warm underfloor heating ."

    Good wi-fi, new flat screen tv and DVD with large selection of films and boxed sets. Enclosed yard good for dog. Nice furnished patio overlooking the paddock with afternoon and evening sun. Quiet location. Market town of Gisborough is just a few minutes drive with many restaurants and bars. The owners are very helpful and approachable.

    Reviewed by Alyson5.0Jun 2017

  • "Cow Byre is a disabled friendly cottage, the bathroom/wet room was well laid out with ample room to manoeuvre a walker around."

    The owners even supplied us with a raised toilet seat which was extremely helpful. Although this property is only rated 3* it is far better than that. The owners could not have been more helpful if we needed them. We hope to make a return visit to this cottage and the area, it all made for a peaceful and relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Jun 2017

  • "Beautifully clean and well equipped."

    Owner 'went the extra mile' when we asked for something. Friendly and helpful but not intrusive. Quiet location but with all facilities.

    Reviewed by Pieternella5.0Oct 2016

  • "Very nice conversion."

    Helpful and friendly owners on site. Just really needs the local pub in Lingdale to complete refurbishment then it would be perfect. Fairly easy to walk direct from the front door but note that OS map footpaths may not be completely accurate.....but that is just part of the fun of walking a new area. Family and dog enjoyed the week. The "robust" mattresses, whilst comfortable enough, encouraged perspiration during a wonderfully warm and humid week but I am sure are ideal for the other 51 weeks of the year. Would like to return for mountain biking next time.

    Reviewed by Ian4.8Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Wet room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freevierw, DVD, WiFi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Patio and lawned area to rear with garden furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Dogs are not to be left unattended in property
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk
  • North York Moors 10 mins walk
  • Note: When outside, dogs should be attended at all times
  • This property can also be booked along side The Granary Cottage (7402) and The Calf house (7404) to accommodate group bookings of up to 15 people
  • Note: Car charging is available on request, charges will apply. Note: This property has 7 acres of land perfect for dog walkers and 1 acre perfect for the kids Note: This property is disabled friendly

The property

A lovely semi-detached stone Lingdale cottage offering ground floor accommodation.

This easily accessible Lingdale cottage offers two bedrooms, a fully tiled wet room and an open-plan living area.

Tastefully furnished and well equipped to a high standard, this Lingdale cottage makes a splendid holiday base for the family.

Note: This cottage is next to Refs. 7402 and 7404, together they sleep 15.

Wilson Cottages

Three attractive stone and pantile cottages, the result of a sympathetic conversion of former farm buildings, in a farm setting on the outskirts of Lingdale. Situated in a quiet location, these Lingdale cottages boast high vaulted ceilings, bright open plan living areas, and light and airy bedrooms. With a lovely aspect over open fields, these Lingdale cottages have been tastefully furnished to provide very comfortable accommodation. One of these Lingdale cottages may be suitable for the less mobile, with a fully-tiled wet room and easy access to the property, whilst outside to the rear, each cottage has its own patio area. Local shops are close by for everyday essentials. On the northern edge of the North York Moors, these Lingdale cottages are in an ideal location for exploring the beautiful moors and coastal countryside. Visit the old spa resort of Saltburn with its renowned pier and historic cliff lift, and discover small coastal villages such as Staithes and Runswick Bay. A twenty minute drive from these Lingdale cottages will take you into the bustling seaside town of Whitby with its quirky cobbled streets, famous abbey and pretty harbour.

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About the location


Saltburn-by-the-Sea 4 miles.

The small village of Lingdale lies on the northern edge of the North York Moors National Park, 4 miles from the former Spa town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea. Surrounded by open countryside, Lingdale has a local pub and shops for everday needs. Saltburn has excellent amenities such as good restaurants, tea rooms, individual shops and art galleries. There are also good sandy beaches with a splendid historic pier. Lingdale village is a great base for visiting the pretty coastal villages of Staithes and Runswick Bay, which lie on the Heritage Coast, renowned for its Jurassic fossil hunting trips. From Lingdale there is also easy access to the seaside towns of Whitby and Scarborough, and of course, the stunning scenery of the North York Moors.

Note: Car charging is available on request, charges will apply.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas