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Sykes Lodge

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  • 16 Guests

  • 6 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


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

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56 Customer Reviews

  • "Stayed for my Sisters Hen do for 3 nights and had an amazing stay."

    The house is to a very high standard and has pretty much everything you will need in the kitchen for cooking and cleaning. The only thing I would say is whilst there is alot of cooking equipment there were no basic oven trays to cook with and had to use roasting pans etc instead which is obviously fine but these were heavy so only a few people were able to cook each day. We also noticed that the WiFi password in the kitchen was spelt incorrectly with 1 h instead if 2 but this was easy enough to figure out. Other than that we had a wonderful weekend and would definitely come back. All the rooms were beautifully made up and the beds were very comfortable, the mattresses are nice and firm and the bathrooms were very clean and wonderful to relax in.

    Reviewed by Lauren4.7Jun 2024

  • "We stayed at Sykes Lodge last weekend."

    The house is simply stunning! Large spacious areas all renovated and decorated to a high standard. The kitchen is a great size to socialise and everything you need for a stay with friends and family including a large round sociable dining table. The beds are very comfortable, again all styled beautifully especially the main bedroom which has a stunning large bathroom with bath and wet room shower. The weather was kind to us so we were able to take advantage of the outdoor areas, hot tub and bbq. The only issue we had was with the green button on the hot tub which were warned about, unfortunately one of our guests pressed it so it took out the power in part of the house but as I said it was our fault so not a major problem. Maybe a sign on the button could be added and advise where the circuit board is located. All in all we had an fabulous weekend with friends and would not hesitate to return and recommend to others. The local town is just a few minutes drive away. Thanks again for a great stay!

    Thank you so much Helen for leaving such lovely comments following your weekend at Sykes Lodge. The entertaining space in the house is deliberately designed for large groups and extended families to enjoy themselves in beautiful surroundings with room to spare. It was great the fabulous weather allowed you to extend the party onto our huge patio ..... it hasn't happened often this year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2024

  • "Sykes Lodge exceeded our expectations."

    It is a beautiful property with brilliant original features that make it such an interesting place to stay. All our needs were catered for with ample amounts of everything (cups, glasses, cutlery etc). The property had lovely spacious communal areas which is perfect for a large group. The grounds were beautiful and the horses and chickens were very lovely to admire in the nearby fields. The hot tub and decking area was a fantastic space to sit outside and relax. The hosts were very informative on arrival and responsive to any query. (Which was only an extra towel needed). I would recommend this property and would definitely come again.

    Thank you so much Michelle for your complimentary feedback. It genuinely means so much to know our guests have enjoyed their stay at Sykes Lodge. The hours of preparation that go into each stay prior to arrival is only rewarded when we receive such a positive review. Thank you from the whole team! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0May 2024

  • "A great place to stay for families!"

    Plenty of room, discreet areas, kitchen well stocked with crockery, cutlery, ovens, fridges etc. The children loved playing hide and seek with all of the rooms. Very nice outside area although we were unable to benefit due to poor weather. The paddock is ideal for dog owners and we had two dogs and so perfect.

    Thank you Terry for your complimentary feedback. It genuinely means alot to us to know that you have enjoyed your stay at Sykes Lodge .... despite the weather! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Terry4.7Apr 2024

  • "We spent a week in this beautifully renovated property."

    It oozes with character and charm in every corner. Alexandra and Michael were exceptionally friendly and the 2 very minor issues we had during the week were tended to immediately. Every single room has its own style and whoever decorated these rooms certainly has an eye for design and detail. Without doubt the best rental property we have booked!

    Thank you Christopher for such complimentary feedback. It means a great deal to us to know you enjoyed your stay. The house is indeed very special and it gives us great pleasure to know how much our guests appreciate it too. It was a delight to meet you and your family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Mar 2024

  • "Our stay at Sykes Lodge was wonderful!"

    The house is exactly as listed, and was immaculately clean on our arrival. The beds were comfortable, temperature was warm. There were plenty of plates, cookwear and glasses for a large group. Living room was comfortable and had plenty of space for a big group to sit together. Alexandra and her husband were great hosts, and gave us a tour when we arrived to show us how to use everything, and gave us a welcome basket. The guide they put together for guests is detailed and helpful. I only had a few (very minor) negatives, flagging more for the hosts benefit - future guests please note neither of these should put you off staying at this wonderful house: - The pipes near the second fridge in the kitchen often smelled quite bad. I did flag this to Alexandra who explained it was due to leaves outside but it was occasionally quite off-putting, especially being so near the kitchen. - The hot tub had a button that shut down the whole thing and required the hosts to come and re-start it. The button looks like a typical menu button, so despite me telling our group about it, it still was accidentally pressed. This meant contacting the hosts to fix the hot tub, and waiting a few hours before they could come an help, interrupting the evening a bit. I'd suggest putting waterproof tape on this button, or a warning sign beside the hot tub, to stop this confusing situation happening in future.

    Thank you Kate for your constructive feedback. I'm glad you and your party enjoyed your weekend. You have been fair in your comments and we do appreciate your compliments as well as any constructive criticism. Whilst your suggestion of taping up the button on the jacuzzi spa may indeed prevent accidental operation, unfortunately it would be negligent of us to do so as it is an emergency stop button. Avoidance of accidental operation was explained as part of the introductory demonstration and is further highlighted in our digital guide. We shall place additional signage as a further reminder. As I remember, the jacuzzi was made fully operational within 10 minutes of reporting the accidental pressing of the emergency stop button. Your comment about the smell from the downpipe is fair and was unfortunate and due to the multiple torrential thunderstorms flooding the surface water roadside soakaways causing a build up of roadside vegetation to smell. The Council has cleared the surrounding ditches and soakaways to resolve the issue following our notification. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate4.7Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely brilliant house and so well equipped!"

    Thank you Anna! We aim to please - always! So glad you and the girls enjoyed your weekend. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Anna5.0Jan 2024

  • "Fabulous place to stay we have had such a good week."

    The Lodge is amazing with plenty of room, well equipped and really comfy beds and bedding. Michael was amazing and was quick to help us with any issues. Thank you

    Thank you Elaine for such positive feedback. I know the planning you put into your holiday so far ahead and I am really glad your stay was everything you hoped it would be. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elaine4.7Oct 2023

  • "We spent October week in this fantastic house."

    Good communication with the owners from the start till the end of the holiday. The rooms were all unique and of a good size. We spent most of our time in the kitchen which was spacious and well laid out. A perfect area to eat, drink , chat and chill. The padock was loved by our two dogs who chased each other around in a safe environment . All in all I would highly recommend Sykes lodge. Perfect position surrounded by beautiful countryside but still only a 5 min drive to Malton and close enough to other towns and villages. The outside are is well maintained and the hottub is perfect for relaxing . The house is quite simply fantastic and made for a perfect holiday for all the family and our two dogs .

    Thank you Andrew for your very generous review. It gives every member of our housekeeping and maintenance team a huge morale boost when they know their efforts are so much appreciated and they are part of the process to ensure every family choosing Sykes Lodge for their holiday has a superb experience. So glad the dogs enjoyed their holiday too! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2023

  • "A beautiful house, tastefully decorated and lots of thoughtful extras."

    We hope to return for a longer stay!

    Thank you Josie for such appreciative feedback. Our corner of God's own County has so much to see and do a .longer stay is essential ..... and even then there is always more! We would be delighted to welcome you again any time! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Josie5.0Sep 2023

  • "The photographs on the website do not do the place any justice."

    The main bedroom and ensuite was amazing and everyone agreed the beds were so comfortable and very clean.

    Thank you so much Lynsey for your compliments. Our desire to constantly enhance and upgrade the interiors and outside facilities at Sykes Lodge usually causes guest expectation to be exceeded on arrival! I am so glad you and your party had such a memorable weekend. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynsey5.0Sep 2023

  • "Very high spec property."

    All beautifully maintained. The dog enclosure was very useful. A swimming pool would be a great addition. The large circular table accommodated us all comfortably, but had an alarming wobble. A very relaxing stay.

    Thank you so much for such complimentary feedback and it is always great to know that our guests have had a relaxing break. Although we are always working on ideas to expand what we offer, your suggestion of a swimming pool will unfortunately have to stay on our wish list for the time being! Following an inspection of the wobble on the dining table it was found a bolt had displaced and has now been tightened. Thank you for drawing this to our attention in your review. Property Owner

    Reviewed by P5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a fabulous time at Sykes Cottage."

    The property is beautiful and accommodated our group of 15 very well. The rooms were exactly as seen on the site and the outside space added to what was an overall wonderful family holiday. Alexandra and Michael, were always on hand to help with anything and made us feel very welcome. Would certainly recommend this property and while it was our first time to Yorkshire, I am sure it will not be our last!

    Thank you Philip for such positive feedback. We are delighted you and your family enjoyed your stay. We are blessed to have Sykes Lodge located in such stunning countryside that comes right up to the doorstep. We take huge pride in not only the house, but the parkland surrounding it which we encourage our guests to enjoy during their stay. We certainly hope you will visit God's own County again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Aug 2023

  • "What a fabulous property."

    Spacious and luxurious with everything you need and more. It was loved by all members of our multi-generational family, and the dogs too. The owners were lovely and welcoming, unobtrusively there when needed and even helped look after our dogs when we went out. Wonderful holiday!

    Thank you Sarah for such generous feedback. I am so glad your holiday at Sykes Lodge was such a great success ..... despite the dreadful weather. It was fantastic to see all members of the family, including your gorgeous dogs, enjoying our wonderful countryside and also our world standard places to eat! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    As described no issues.

    Reviewed by Kim3.8Jun 2023

  • "What a beautiful weeks stay in such a fabulous house and grounds!"

    We certainly made the most of the glorious weather we were so lucky to have by playing all the outdoor games provided in the gorgeous grass paddock along with our two dogs. We did a lot of lounging on the patio and dipped into the hot tub with iced aperyol spritz (plenty of fridge/freezer space for refreshments!!!) Said hello daily to the friendly horse and sheep who made for welcome company during the stay! There’s something rather magical bathing in a hot tub whilst gazing at a beautiful horse shaded under a tree in a sunny green field and then later to the countryside starry nights sky. We definitely made the most of the kitchen facilities of which there were plenty and nibbled most days, cooked most evenings and ventured out to The Stoned Trough (which was delicious) one evening. The bed was insanely comfy and all rooms furnished to such a tasteful and high quality. All the showers were hot, powerful and never fell short despite the number of people staying/using them. We loved mooching about in the robes provided too, how can you not feel relaxed and in holiday mode in a robe!! The local walks we had were all delightful, down at Kirkham Abbey and along a couple of the rivers nearby. The footpath maps (online) are most certainly not a 100% given so we did come across a few fields overgrown over path with nettles/rape seed which we embraced, some more willingly than others! All in all a tremendous holiday, enjoyed by both Hens for the initial weekend and then my family for the remainder of the week. Thank you so much for the hospitality of Alexandra and Michael. Firstly for creating such a wonderful place to stay (we ALL enjoyed looking through the book!) and being so accommodating with our very few needs. All the best.

    Thank you Catherine for your very generous review. We know we have a responsibility to deliver the highest hopes and expectations for the important and memorable occasions our guests celebrate at Sykes Lodge. Whilst we do this week after week we know that it is a unique and much looked forward to event for each individual group. With this in mind we put everything we have into preparing the house each time. Our housekeeping team have as much pride in what we have as we do and we hope the house is a reflection of this. I am so glad you enjoyed the whole Sykes Lodge experience to its maximum. The bonus was the incredible Yorkshire weather which allowed such abundant appreciation of the grounds. I met a few of the 'hens' in the park choosing a summer walk over a rounders match or croquet I was truly delighted your parents equally loved the rest of the week sampling everything this incredible area has to offer. Thank you for your appreciation which has been forwarded to every member of housekeeping and maintenance. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0May 2023

  • "From the minute you enter the property & see the beautiful garden & surroundings you know this property is well cared for."

    Inside the attention to detail is perfect. Tastefully restored, but we'll equipped with all mod cons. Beautiful property, great stay. It was a celebration for our Golden Wedding, perfect memories

    Thank you Joy for your very uplifting comments. It was so good to see you taking such good advantage of all the outside space and parkland. We take great pride in the grounds and are pleased you even got the best weather to enjoy them. Congratulations on your Golden Wedding! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Amazing, well refurbished property with very accommodating owners always ready to help out if needed."

    Perfect for a large family with separate areas if needed for a bit of quiet time.

    Thank you for your very complimentary feedback Philip. It was a delight to meet you and your family and to see Sykes Lodge as the backdrop for your fantastic celebrations. I really appreciated your encouragement and opinions based on your many years in the hospitality industry running a standout hotel and restaurant. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Dec 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage Had everything we needed for an amazing weekend Thank you"

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely amazing!"

    A gorgeous cottage it is huge!! And it was so stylish and we all wanted to stay longer what a weekend we had and one we won’t forget

    Thank you so much Annalie! We know our job is well done when we receive such appreciation. We are so glad your occasion went as perfectly as you hoped with memories to cherish for a long time to come. Do visit us again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Annalie5.0Nov 2022

  • "We had a fantastic long weekend for my 70th birthday."

    The property was extremely comfortable and well equipped and the children enjoyed the hot tub. We would definitely consider staying at Sykes Lodge again in the future.

    Thank you Elizabeth for your complimentary feedback. We are so delighted your long anticipated stay was so worth the wait! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Nov 2022

  • "Awesome property."

    Lots of space and great facilities. Great location with many attractions nearby. The owners were extremely helpful and friendly and just a phone call away if needed. Would definitely recommend.

    Thank you Rob, we are genuinely delighted you enjoyed visiting Ryedale and the Yorkshire Wolds, we have everything here! Thanks so much for your lovely comments about the house too. It means alot. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rob5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a really lovely stay, the house is amazing and Micheal and Alexandra were always so helpful and prompt when we had (only very minor) issues!"

    The space was perfect for our big family holiday and the hot tub was an added bonus! Thank you, we would definitely stay there again!

    Thank you so much for your complimentary feedback Claire. My whole team really pushed the boat out prior to your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire4.7Oct 2022

  • "Amazing property that was perfect for 13 adults for a university reunion."

    The kitchen facilities are excellent, it was great to have 2 ovens and another combi oven. The large round kitchen table was perfect for meal times and for playing games. It could fit all 13 of us comfortably. We loved spending time in the hot tub, it was great we could also play music through the speakers! Our hosts were very welcoming and gave me a guided tour of all rooms and facilities on arrival. They were at hand almost instantly when the door handle came off to one of the bedrooms and to provide some additional bin bags & dishwasher tablets. I would definitely return to this property, the photos don’t do it justice!

    Thank you Holly, your review is greatly appreciated. Our mission is always to ensure your time at Sykes Lodge is as special as we can make it and we are happy to lend a hand if you need assistance. It was a delight to meet you all! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Holly5.0Sep 2022

  • "Amazing !!!"

    House was beautiful,perfect for our different family groups. Lots to do within 1 hr travel local supermarkets great and a cheap petrol garage. Cannot find fault fabulous relaxed time had by all.

    Thank you Paul for your very positive feedback. We are genuinely delighted you enjoyed the great variety of attractions so close to this fabulously scenic part of North Yorkshire. Also pleased our full range of supermarkets and cheap fuel so close by in our market town of Malton, added to the luxury of Sykes Lodge, made for a relaxing break for the whole family. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2022

  • "The house is lovely and it’s obvious it has been designed with care and attention to detail."

    Retaining some of the original features adds to the character and the layout provides privacy as well as excellent communal spaces. We had gorgeous weather so made the most of the outside space which was perfect for large gatherings. Furnishings and equipment etc were first class.

    Thank you Carol for your generous feedback. We are delighted Sykes Lodge provided the perfect setting for your holiday. You certainly had the best weather in Europe that week and only needed to travel to North Yorkshire! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2022

  • "Expectations truly exceeded, we 'lived the dream' for one week and created life long memories for 3 generations of the family, no-one wanted to leave."

    Honestly, pictures do not do this place justice, amazing to see the 'before, during and after' pictures in the book held at the place. Thanks to Michael and Alexandra, lovely, honest, hard working people, faith in the human race has been restored.

    Martin, thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. Our work ethic is attention to detail. Everything else will follow. Please come and visit us again one day! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jun 2022

  • "This was the best property we have ever stayed in, the character and detail to modernise it and the effort and cleverness in the layout had something for us all!"

    The rooms all had different character and the beds were all 10 out of 10 for comfort! The views and private land to play in added a complete tranquil of relaxation to our stay and fun for the children with the girls games provided, sitting and watching the horse and sheep with the sun shining was beautiful! Would highly recommend the only regret we have is not staying longer a week would be perfect to add some fun days out as we just didn’t want to leave the amazing property! Thank you so much!

    Thank you Allisha for such a wonderful review following your stay at Sykes Lodge. It really means so much to know the effort we and our staff put into making your stay the best we can make it is so appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Allisha5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely house and very well kept - in a great position to explore Yorkshire"

    Thank you Mark for taking the time to leave your feedback. You are right, whether you just want to walk the dog taking in the stunning scenery, take part in extreme outdoor adventure challenges, visit the coast or historic country houses, listen to A list popular music performers or sample the incredible variety of artisan food produced locally and served in our local pubs, this is certainly the place to be. So glad you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark5.0May 2022

  • "Fantastic place, a credit to the owners."

    Nothing too much trouble.

    Thank you so much Aimie. I am glad we were able to help make your weekend such a memorable occasion. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Amie5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Sykes Lodge perfect for our family gathering."

    Thank you for being so attentive during our stay and responsive with the plumbing issues and getting the BBQ out so promptly when the weather took a turn for the better ! The welcome pack was also a nice touch.

    Thank you Karen for your generous feedback. We were delighted that your stay was so enjoyable. A bubbling spa, the aroma of a sizzling BBQ, wall to wall sunshine. What else would you expect in North Yorkshire in April! Another perfect week in God's own County! Only the dreaded wetwipes blocking a drain brought us all back to reality! Hope you venture North again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2022

  • "Family of 12 stayed at the lodge over the weekend of 25th March 2022."

    The property is beautiful and all the extra details make it a really special place to stay. The house was spotless and the facilities are superb. The communication received from Alexandra prior to our stay was brilliant and nothing was too much trouble. Michael assisted us during our stay and again nothing was too much trouble. We would not hesitate to return we had an amazing stay. Thank again Alexandra and Michael!

    Thank you Sarah for your lovely review. Receiving such comments means so much to every member of the Sykes Lodge team. We try very hard to ensure that every guest feels special and realise how important their visit is to them, be they celebrating a special event or simply having a break away from home with friends and family. Sykes Lodge is a beautiful place to enjoy, whatever your reason for coming. We hope to see you again one day. You just need the excuse to come! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had a wonderful half term break at Sykes Lodge, despite the awful weather."

    The house is absolutely beautiful and had plenty of areas where the children could go and chill, as well as the adults. We were really well looked after from Alexandra and Michael, lots of communication, we even received weather and travel updates on the storms. Thank you for a fantastic stay.

    Thank you so much Alison. We are delighted that your long awaited half-term holiday was everything you wished it would be. I know how much you all needed the break and it gives us great pleasure to know we managed to deliver on all your hopes and expectations and you all went home rested and rejuvenated! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard and Alison5.0Feb 2022

  • "Second time we’ve stayed here, another brilliant time in a really nice house and location!"

    Stayed in a number of similar places in the UK and this place is certainly the best set-up for a large group Thanks again for a wonderful stay

    Thanks Dan for such positive feedback. It really is appreciated. We try and make a few changes as often as we can so there is something new each time for our returning guests. We believe to stand still isn't good enough and are constantly working on even better plans for the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Feb 2022

  • "Amazing stay!"

    ! We booked Sykes Lodge as a mixed age group celebrating a family 30th birthday and could not have been happier with the property. The Lodge is extremely well appointed, everything we wanted was at hand and the owners went out of their way to make us welcome. We will definitely be back and would wholeheartedly recommend.

    Thank you David for your very kind words. Nothing gives us more pleasure than knowing we have succeeded in our mission to ensure everyone enjoys their stay at Sykes Lodge. It is a beautiful place that is made for sharing. So glad you enjoyed your stay! Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2021

  • "Sykes Lodge was absolutely amazing!"

    The bedrooms where stunning and large open plan lounge and kitchen was beautiful! We couldn’t highly recommend Sykes Lodgea enough!! We had an amazing time and will definitely be back!!

    Thank you Alice. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Sykes Lodge. Your kind words are much appreciated and we look forward to welcoming you again one day. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alice5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely maintained property, helpful owners."

    Complimentary basket of teabags, coffee, crisps, milk and water in the fridge was a lovely gesture. We had a fab girls weekend away. Would recommend the lodge to friends and family will certainly return.

    Thank you Wendy for your very kind words. It was great to see you all having such a wonderful time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Nov 2021

  • "Amazing holiday, beautiful home and great hosts!"

    Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Sarah4.1Oct 2021

  • "The lovely owners welcomed us in person, then gave us a guided tour which was very helpful, because we were left in no doubt as to how everything works and what was available to us."

    After that, we were left to enjoy the property very privately. The welcome pack was indeed welcome and the house is wonderful. Whilst the photographs are very good, the reality is even better. The kitchen is superbly well equipped, with every accessory anyone could possibly need. Malton is very close by and convenient for supplies. We had the impression that if there had been any issue with our stay, the owners would have resolved it immediately. We cannot find a single fault with our stay and are very happy indeed to have had the experience.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Sep 2021

  • "Stunning cottage with very helpful owners."

    We went with a group of friends and everyone loved their rooms. There was plenty to suit everyone. The hot tub was a definite hit but for those who didn't fancy it the large sitting room with a fire was great and having use of the paddock was great for games.

    Reviewed by Beth5.0Sep 2021

  • "Brilliant place for a break away."

    Reviewed by William5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely property inside and out."

    Hot tub nice, clean and really spacious. Kitchen has pretty much everything you would need (a microwave would be handy it think). Owners are really nice and very helpful, nothing too much trouble for them. Location is ideal to visit the many attractions within 30-45mins drive. All members of our party really enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Kishor5.0Jul 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic!"

    A beautiful lodge with amazing surroundings. Our party ranged from 11yrs old to almost 80yrs old and we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owners live on site and nothing was too much trouble, they had thought of everything! The rooms were all decorated to an amazing standard and each room had a leaflet to explain the history on the room. Cannot wait to go back!!

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Jun 2021

  • "This is a great property with excellent facilities and equipment."

    However, what makes it really special is when the property is combined with the lovely owners. They really want their guests to have an amazing time!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2020

  • "The property is wonderful and has everything you need and easily accommodates large parties."

    Great location and local town with some great gastro pubs & restaurants.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Oct 2020

  • "We stayed as a group of 6, one of the best properties that we have EVER stayed in!"

    Alexandra the owner is fabulous, super helpful and efficient. The property was perfect, kitchen was so well equipped, we wanted for nothing. All individual bedrooms with different themes. Living room was cozy with the real fire and the outdoor hottub a real treat, sumptuous bath robes and slippers also provided. Attention to detail was second to none, no expense has been spared on this property. Close to all local amenities, York and the East Coast. We are already planning our next visit for December this year. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

    Reviewed by Craig5.0Oct 2020

  • "The owners were extremely nice and helpful."

    We absolutely loved the lodge it was perfect and exceeded our expectations. We would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Lindsey5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely stay for just six of us."

    The owners, Alexandra & Michael, couldn't have been more helpful

    Reviewed by Tommie5.0Sep 2020

  • "Perfect location and absolutely beautiful property the hosts where very friendly and helpful."

    Would definitely recommend and go again for longer Perfect thank you.

    Reviewed by Ferhana5.0Aug 2020

  • "Sykes Lodge is simply stunning !"

    The perfect mix of oldly worldy charm with luxury & a modern twist. We appreciated the attention to detail in every room which has been so tastefully thought out. Even on a rainy day the lounge area draws you in to light a real log fire to curl up with a book or cosy up with family & friends. Set in a beautiful location, the outdoor patio area with the sunken hot tub make for a perfect afternoon/evening to enjoy a glass of wine .The town of Malton is a short drive away, such a beautiful unspoiled town with lots of character, classy quirky shops & fabulous restaurants living up to being Yorkshire’s food capital. The best macaroons can be found at Florian Poirot ! Highly recommend this holiday home in any season for a staycation for family & friends ❤️

    Reviewed by Sarah4.7Aug 2020

  • "What a fantastic place to stay!"

    It had everything we needed and much more. There was plenty of space for all of us and the beds were very comfortable. The owners have styled the cottage so thoughtfully, with lots of details that gave it a really comfortable and homely feel. Having the paddock area was excellent for our children and dogs who had lots of fun playing out their safely. We loved chatting to the horse too. The owners were easy to contact and quick to respond if we needed them. Super place, we hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Jul 2020

  • "Had an amazing holiday would recommend Sykes Cottage to anyone."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2020

  • "Amazing birthday stay!"

    What can I say about this lodge? Probably the most stunning lodge I have ever stayed in! The decor was stunning and it was decorated to such a high standard with each room having its own quirky ness. Every small detail thought of and everything is provided for a self catering holiday even down to cling film which was a very nice surprise. The pictures really don’t do it justice and the space is perfect for a large get together. The hot tub was amazing and so were the views from the property. The hosts were so friendly and couldn’t do enough for us, nothing asked was too much and we always received a response. We booked this lodge so long ago for my 30t birthday and Alexandra has slowly been decorating and keeping up to date with its progress with images as it went a long. The dog friendly aspect was a massive plus for us with us all having dogs in our family, the adjacent paddock with the dogs to run free in was great. Would highly recommend this place, so peaceful, tranquil and truly charming. We hope to stay again soon. Thanks Natalie

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Mar 2020

  • "From start to finish our experience at Sykes Cottage was fantastic!"

    The owners could not do enough to make us feel welcome, including arranging an incredibly thoughtful welcome package full of Yorkshire treats and giving us a full tour upon arrival. The cottage itself is the perfect mix of traditional building and modern amenities with beautifully decorated rooms and a kitchen with the size and power to feed all fourteen of us at once! As a big group of young people celebrating a birthday, we also really appreciated the large communal spaces and the owners being on hand if we needed them but giving us plenty of freedom so our break felt very private. I cannot recommend this cottage enough for people wanting a getaway in a beautiful area with a fantastic building - and the hot tub, of course!

    Reviewed by Natasha5.0Mar 2020

  • "Amazing place to stay."

    5 families with young children and everyone was happy. The owners were so nice and welcoming. The hot tub was a hit and it was shame it wasn’t used more but the weather was awful and there was no shelter over it. The place is done out to a high standard. The only negatives are that there is hard flooring throughout and the children slipped over a lot on steps inside etc and hurt themselves on the floor. Could maybe have a big rug in the seating area next to the kitchen and curtains up at the huge door to warm the place up. No phone signal and the WiFi wasn’t any good which didn’t bother my family but was hard for others who needed to speak to family at home (other children etc). We tried to order a takeaway on the Saturday night but not one delivery place would deliver even the one mentioned in the pack at the cottage. Overall a fab place to accommodate a large group and we were more than happy with our stay.

    Thank you for your complimentary comments. Feedback is always appreciated. Regarding the possibility of a rug in the kitchen sitting area; I appreciate that in a private home this would be the personal choice of many. However, given that we have a very high visitor turnover and accept pets, public hygiene and allergy considerations are paramount and we have kept soft floor coverings and curtains in public rooms to a minimum choosing stone and wood laminate floor coverings in keeping with the rustic/industrial styling. So sorry about the interruption in our superfast broadband connectivity. Had we known this, it would have been a 20 minute fix. We have since installed a landline connection for use should the Wi fi link go down. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Feb 2020

  • "The fantastic jacuzzi spa which was superb in the evenings looking at the stars."

    The superb decor and high quality fittings in a very artisitc style. A lovely space for a family gathering with everything you need and more in the kitchen. Great to have 13 of us round one table for Xmas lunch. A really memorable break for all of us. The owners are very attentive and helpful. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jan4.7Dec 2019

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  • Please note: single bed configuration is flexible and to be requested at time of booking
  • All-ground-floor
  • Six bedrooms: 2 x super-king-size bed with en-suite, 1 x super-king-size, 3 x twins (4ft sofa bed located in the library available on request, 2 x single beds available in old hay loft which is accessible from the 6th bedroom, please be aware this is only suitable for responsible young adults and is accessed by a mezzanine style ladder)
  • 2 x bathrooms with bath, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with sitting area leading into the kitchen, dining area and also with a sitting area
  • Library
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating and woodburning stove
  • Dishwasher, fridge/freezer, wine cooler, coffee machine, 2 x ovens, built in microwave, induction hob, washing machine, Smart TV in living room and kitchen, books and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair provided by prior arrangement
  • Secure off-road parking for six cars with unlimited adjacent parking
  • Garden area with seating, BBQ and Jacuzzi Spa in courtyard area
  • Access to parkland
  • Two pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Pub within 2.1 miles, shop within 2.7 miles
  • Note: Dogs must be kept on leads with in parkland
  • Note: Helicopter arrivals can be accommodated by prior arrangement
  • Note: All ground floor accommodation, wide doorways and wheelchair-friendly courtyard surfaces and interior flooring throughout; the owner is happy to assist with any accessibility or mobility questions prior to booking and a ramp can easily be provided for complete access to the southern wing if required
  • Owner lives on site, will meet and greet on arrival, and is on call for the duration of your stay
  • Sykes Lodge is located in a quiet residential community of former farm buildings, please show all due consideration and respect for the owner and the neighbours during your stay

The property

A holiday experience in itself, Sykes Lodge is a spectacular conversion of a range of Edwardian farm buildings with an aristocratic heritage.

Whilst standing at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds, a stone's throw from Castle Howard and only 16.3 miles from the historic City of York, the property sits in a parkland setting in some of Yorkshire's most outstanding and peaceful countryside, only 3.3 miles from the vibrant market town of Malton, itself consistently listed in The Times Best Places to Live guide.

Once part of the Estate of a leading English aristocrat, Sykes Lodge is set in 10 acres of parkland and bears witness to England's agricultural and social heritage.

Whilst embracing the highest standards of modern design and technological standards, the wealth of historic features in the property preserve the integrity of their richly documented past.

The accommodation is aimed particularly at multi-generational family groups, with six well-presented bedrooms to choose from to ensure a flexible sleeping arrangement to suit the needs of your group.

Here, you will find two super-king-size bedrooms with en-suites, a super-king-size bedroom and three twin bedrooms which are serviced by a further two bathrooms.

Spend sociable evenings within the open-plan living room, which boasts an extraordinary vaulted kitchen with a wide range of appliances and equipment including wine and drinks chiller and coffee-making machine, as well a formal dining table and plush sofas.

After dinner, retire to the sitting room where a woodburning stove and TV awaits you, or spend a moment or two within the library which provides a wealth of visitor and historical information and a variety of fiction and non-fiction books for you and your loved ones to enjoy.

Continuing to impress, wherever possible, particular attention has been paid to access for less-able guests, with the provision of wide doorways and easy exterior thresholds, to the wheelchair-friendly courtyard surfaces and interior flooring.

To the outside, look forward to exploring the ample seating areas, with a BBQ for rustling up some summer treats before you dip into a bubbling commercial grade Jacuzzi Spa located within the courtyard.

A short car journey will bring you to Malton, which is a superb destination hub for niche shopping and particularly as a showcase for local produce, ensuring that there's no better place to enjoy a choice of high quality cuisine from country pubs to the best of independent restaurants.

Malton also boasts its own cinema, golf course and mainline railway station with direct links to York, Scarborough and Leeds.

For the nostalgic traveller, hop on the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway at the nearby town of Pickering, promising a fabulous way to experience the unsurpassed Yorkshire landscape to the coast.

Sykes Lodge is an outstanding base for a family gathering to this part of Yorkshire.

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About the location


York 18 miles; Scarborough 24 miles.

The market town of Malton has been the historic centre of Ryedale since Roman times, and has many interesting buildings including the old Corn Exchange and Assembly Rooms. A weekly general market is still held in the town, as well as livestock and farmers’ markets. The Yorkshire Moors are to the north, and the Yorkshire Wolds are to the south, making it excellent countryside for walkers and cyclists. The impressive coastline is just 24 miles away, whilst the historic city of York is an 18 mile journey. A perfect base for touring the attractions of North Yorkshire.

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The owner lives on site, will meet and greet on arrival, and is on call for the duration of your stay.

Sykes Lodge is located in a quiet residential community of former farm buildings, please show all due consideration and respect for the owner and the neighbours during your stay

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Last minute
  • Christmas