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Sykes Lodge

Malton, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1000186)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 16

  • Bedrooms 6

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "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 CarolJul 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 MartinJun 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 AllishaJun 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 MarkMay 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 AmieApr 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 KarenApr 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 SarahMar 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 AlisonFeb 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 DanFeb 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 DavidDec 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 AliceDec 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 WendyNov 2021

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

    Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by SarahOct 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 MargaretSep 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 BethSep 2021

  • "Brilliant place for a break away."

    Reviewed by WilliamAug 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 KJul 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 PaulaJun 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 MichaelDec 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 MatthewOct 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 CraigOct 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 LindseySep 2020

  • "Lovely stay for just six of us."

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

    Reviewed by TommieSep 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 FerhanaAug 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 SarahAug 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 KatherineJul 2020

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

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 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 NatalieMar 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 NatashaMar 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 KateFeb 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 JanDec 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.

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
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas