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The Goat Shed

(Ref. 1813)

High Normanby near Robin Hood's Bay, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Broadband / WiFi

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75 Customer Reviews

  • "Will be going back next year"

    Reviewed by Verdun5.0Feb 2024

  • "Nice clean cottage."

    Shower not well designed. Only 1 toilet roll left for our 3 night stay. Heating went off during the night even though it is still winter. Kitchen well stocked with utensils. Bed very comfortable . Overall very nice place to have a quiet relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Vincent4.4Jan 2024

  • "Lovely cottage lovely people we will be back again Easy super markets and fuel,really enjoyed our stay"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jan 2024

  • "The Goat Shed was just perfect for a winter holiday break."

    Cozy, warm and had everything we needed for a great break. The cold weather and snow made it a unique stay, and the ability to walk out of the cottage right down into snowy Robin Hods Bay was excellent. It's also a great place for the dog, enclosed courtyard, separate dog playing field at the property. Overall we had a fantastic holiday and would recommend the Goat Shed.

    Reviewed by Roy5.0Jan 2024

  • "The Goat Shed is a little gem of a cottage."

    Very cosy with comfortable bed and sofa. Spotlessly clean and well equipped. Also set in a peaceful location for a truly restful holiday.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Jan 2024

  • "Very comfortable, cosy cottage."

    Great location for visits to Scarborough, Whitbyetc. Description needs updating though, as there is no longer a dvd player and no washing machine(as seen in photo of property) Would definitely go there again.

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Jan 2024

  • "Wonderful place to stay, so close to the beaches too."

    Everything available in the cottage, nice to have it decorated for Christmas too. So warm , and the bed is more comfortable than my own!

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Dec 2023

  • "Fantastic property very clean great friendly welcoming hosts been before and booked again ."

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Dec 2023

  • "An excellent little cottage, warm & cosy, especially at this time of year with the snow & Ice."

    Everything you could ask for in a home from home short break.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Nov 2023

  • "The photos do not do this property justice- my wife and dog loved it"

    Reviewed by Adam5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage and fantastic hosts, nothing we missed not even a dishwasher would go again."

    Just lovely

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Nov 2023

  • "Loved staying at the Goat Shed."

    A real home from home feel to it and has everything needed for a relaxing stay. Cosy and comfortable, with beautiful views. Slept so well in the comfy bed. Ideal base for exploring the surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2023

  • "Hi yes a very enjoyable stay would recommend it to friends and relatives."

    We will be returning

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Sep 2023

  • "Nice comfortable cottage well equipped , good location for exploring the area ..."

    Nice comfortable cottage well equipped , good location for exploring the area ,only critasision bedside rugs would have been nice

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2023

  • "Really nice and well equipped, home from home, thoroughly recommend and would go again."

    Reviewed by George5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had the most amazing stay and could have done another week."

    Loved everything about the Goat shed, it was home from home. Well equipped, clean, warm and comfortable. A beautiful, quite place, with bird song everywhere around the cottage and fields. Loved the doggie field and the little enclosed safe garden for our dog. Easy access to everywhere. Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby, Scarborough, Staithes, Ravenscar, Goathland, Filey, Bridlington etc. Thank you so much for an amazing delightful stay. We will definitely recommend The Goat shed to our fiends and family.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2023

  • "When we arrived we were greeted by Kaye /Alex made to feel welcome parking was ..."

    When we arrived we were greeted by Kaye /Alex made to feel welcome parking was very good and close to the property had our own secure area to sit outside and enjoy a drink the interior was very clean at night it was very quiet and peaceful and felt secure and safe definitely would stay again we had a lovely holiday Richard/ Tracey

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2023

  • "A very pleasant stay at the Goat Shed."

    Large comfy bed and a living space combined with kitchen area. Only Connect 4 and a pack of cards to amuse you on a rainy day. Could do with another wine glass as it only had one! Great dog area for your canine friend to run around.

    Reviewed by John4.7Jul 2023

  • "Great holiday lovely stay in cottage we had a good time week not enough such a ..."

    Great holiday lovely stay in cottage we had a good time week not enough such a big area to walk good pubs to take our dog home time to quick good hosts

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had wonderful stay the owners were welcoming and could not fault it."

    We had a wonderful relaxing holiday and the enclosed courtyard was brilliant our dog thoroughly enjoyed it.Thanks for a marvellous holiday.

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0May 2023

  • "Absolutely loved my recent stay at The Goat Shed."

    Great rural location but close to popular places of interest. Comfortable cosy cottage with secure courtyard garden and a lovely field allocated for dogs. Friendly owners. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0May 2023

  • "The Goat Shed is lovely."

    Comfortable, clean, welcoming. The pictures on the website could do with updating though as the kitchen shows there is a washing machine. The washing machine has been taken away and replaced with storage drawers. When booking holidays I always prefer to stay somewhere you can do your washing as that determines how much I need to pack. That is the only thing that let it down for me. I would stay again regardless of that.

    Reviewed by Teresa3.8Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely beautiful stay at the goat shed ❤️ we will be back it’s a little hidden treasure."

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Mar 2023

  • "A truly unique property superbly located overlooking Whitby and a comfortable walk to Robin Hood Bay."

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2023

  • "Cottage was lovely warm and cosy with Everything you needed."

    Safe and quiet close easy reach to lots of places, went for some super walks and can’t wait to go back. Towels were great

    Reviewed by Cherie5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent accommodation, home from home comforts."

    Excellent location, a few miles from Robin Hood's Bay and Whitby. A cosy, warm and a safe place to stay. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage well equipped and comfy."

    So near to Robin Hood bay and Whitby. Had a great time touring picketing , scarbourgh and Filey and the dog loved it. Will be goi g back . Isobel , Rob and Byron the

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Jan 2023

  • "This was a beautiful little cottage."

    Very clean and tidy and a lovely welcome with little Christmas tree to get you feeling festive. Would highly recommend this lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Dec 2022

  • "A relaxing and enjoyable stay in clean, delightfully decorated comfort."

    Close to everywhere we wanted to see in the area Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and the Cinder Track. Fabulous walking and dog friendly to boot! Excellent!

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Oct 2022

  • "Fabulous holiday, great place to stay."

    Thank you xx

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2022

  • "Had everything we needed for our stay thank you"

    Reviewed by Nadine5.0Aug 2022

  • "The Goat Shed is an amazing place to stay."

    Exceptionally clean and comfortable. The owners are very friendly and welcoming. It's surroundings are beautiful. Ideal for family pets who are catered for. Wouldn't hesitate to go again and would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Aug 2022

  • "Ideal with our dog with the enclosed courtyard and dog field, cottage comfortable."

    Would recommend this cottage for its location , Owners on site

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2022

  • "A great place for a relaxing break away from the day-to-day stress of life, the welcome we received from the owner was second to none."

    We felt chilled and at ease within seconds of our arrival. The comfort, facilities and the homely feel of the Goat Shed supported by the location and the owners courtesy made this a very memorable holiday, thank you.

    Reviewed by Raymond4.7Jul 2022

  • "The lady who met us was very friendly and helpful."

    The cottage was clean and everything we needed was there. The enclosed garden was a real bonus Tilly could be outside and safe. We would definitely recommend the Boat shed.

    Reviewed by D5.0Jun 2022

  • "The only issue we had it stated that it was dog friendly."

    The stone floor in the cottage which was cold and slippery and gravel on the outdoor area did not suit our dog and she did not Settle all week The cottage was very clean, roomy, well maintained, with quality furniture

    Reviewed by Gilly4.1May 2022

  • "Everything was spot on for our holiday - even the weather!"

    Shorts and tee shirts all week - in March. Nice to sit out in the private outside space, safe for the dog to go in and out too. We will be back - thanks again for everything

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Mar 2022

  • "Lovely place set back overlooking Whitby, if you like piece and quiet this is the place."

    Considering you are high up overlooking the countryside, the goat shed is lovely and warm and cosy with everything you need within. We slept like a log on both nights. All the fresh bedding and towels provided are clean and smell lovely, shower room is very spacious and clean. Kitchen area plenty of space and work top to do all your cooking, yo don’t need anything with you except clothing and personal stuff, private garden outside the shed for more privacy, would recommend to anyone who wants a retreat, oh and Wi-Fi is spot on

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic place Alex & kaye were very helpful indeed as me & my ..."

    Absolutely fantastic place Alex & kaye were very helpful indeed as me & my partner had never been up that neck of the woods before definitely going back

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Feb 2022

  • "The Goat Shed was the perfect place to relax and recharge."

    It was perfectly positions for sight seeing and we would definately come back again.

    Reviewed by Maria4.4Jan 2022

  • "Clean, comfortable and spacious."

    Perfect for us and our pet. Close to Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay. Plenty of room for parking. Would definitely recommend and will be returning.

    Reviewed by Emily5.0Dec 2021

  • "We have stayed at the Goatshed a few times now- always enjoy our stay, the ..."

    We have stayed at the Goatshed a few times now- always enjoy our stay, the cottage is just What we need for us and our dogs- love staying there

    Reviewed by Sheena5.0Nov 2021

  • "Had a great time at the goat shed what a beautiful location."

    Plenty of lovely walks on the door step. Loved the private sitting area, great when you have a dog with you, being able to relax and not worry about the dog. The only niggle was the fridge was on the small side, struggled to fit all our food in. The only thing that marred our stay was the diesel situation, didn't travel as far as we would have liked in case we could not fill up for return journey home. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Larraine4.7Sep 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay the cottage is well placed for lots of beautiful walks."

    One small problem is the mattress on the bed it is very hard , perhaps a topper would make it comfortable.

    Reviewed by Terence4.4Sep 2021

  • "The Goat Shed was a great base to explore the North Yorkshire coast, it had everything we needed for our stay and was very comfortable."

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Sep 2021

  • "Host was friendly and helpful."

    Thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Ideal as a tranquil haven but in close proximity to Robin Hoods Bay and Whitby. Car definitely required.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Aug 2021

  • "Good to have our own private outside patio space with secure fencing for our high anxiety dog."

    Very comfortable, nicely decorated accommodation, although could do with full size under-counter fridge, as we struggled to get all our food and drink in it. Ideally located with many walks from the door to Robin Hood's Bay and the Cleveland Way. All in all, a lovely holiday. We will be back!

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2021

  • "A lovely cosy retreat for two."

    Reviewed by Angela5.0May 2021

  • "Excellent location close to Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby and the Cleveland Way walking trail."

    Cosy cottage with everything we needed for a great holiday. The excellent weather made our week perfect.

    Reviewed by Janice4.1Apr 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable accommodation which was perfect for us and our dog."

    Private outdoor space with sun all day. Great location just outside Robin Hoods Bay with walking onto the moors.

    Reviewed by Penny4.7Apr 2021

  • "Had holidays with Sykes in the past always had a positive experience this time the cottage fell well short on cleanliness and left us disappointed especially in these hygiene conscious times,mainly kitchen cupboards and draws and utensils all had to be washed before use."

    The location and surroundings were idiotic Shame really.

    Reviewed by Adrian3.4Oct 2020

  • "We stayed at the Goat Shed in October."

    We loved the tranquil location of this cottage, a good walk into Robin Hoods Bay so would not be for everyone, but as we love walking this was not a problem for us. The owner was waiting for our arrival and showed us around this lovely and cosy cottage, it had everything we needed. After days out walking it was good to return to the warmth of this cottage. It is not far from Whitby and Scarborough, Aldi and Lidl were only about 5 to 10 minutes by car to stock up on any provisions. We would recommend the Goat Shed to anyone who prefers to stay in a quiet location.

    Reviewed by Marcia5.0Oct 2020

  • "We were really pleased with this cottage."

    Generous space. Very comfortable and really handy for the beauty spots. Would definitely recommend to those seeking comfort and quality in this area of outstanding beauty.

    Reviewed by Nona5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay, the cottage is cosy."

    you can can go on beautiful walks from the doorstep there is a washing machine which isnt mentioned in the details which was very useful. already booked for next year.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Sep 2020

  • "The Goat Shed was perfect and exceeded our expectations and all holiday information from Sykes and the cottage owner was timely and very informative."

    Reviewed by Felicia5.0Sep 2020

  • "Stayed a few times and always comfortable and relaxing"

    Reviewed by Sheena5.0Mar 2020

  • "Wow! This place is the perfect base for walks straight from the door step."

    Peaceful, clean and bright, well equipped and comfortable, warm and plenty of hot water. We were really surprised at the size of the place, with ample room outside including parking. Star gazing in bed...Just perfect! We loved it, our dog loved it! Only grumble....We didn't stay long enough - Will definitely be returning! Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Jan 2020

  • "The Goat Shed was immaculate."

    A home from home. We had a lovely stay there with our little border terrier Ralph. The Goat Shed was warn, cosy, really well equipped and the lighting amazing. It's a bit off the beaten track, but theres a pub at the bottom of the hill along with a nice little shop that's stocks everything you could need. We had a couple of lovely meals at the pub and chose to get a taxi back to The Goat Shed, worth £6 of anybody's money!!! We hope to visit again and recommend this romantic getaway.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Jan 2020

  • "The Goatshed was a warm, welcoming, clean, comfortable and dog friendly, which is a must for our two active Terriers."

    We had four days of exploring Robin Hoods Bay, where a bacon sandwich and pot of tea are a must at Tea, Toast and Post, after a coastal trek. We also covered some of the Cleveland Way and Cinder Track through Scarbourough and Whitby with a stop at the Abbey. Ravenscar WW2 look out and signal tower was atmospheric and informative. We ate at the Fylingdale Inn and would recommend this too.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Nov 2019

  • "The Goat Shed is larger than I expected with lovely stone floors and a high, beamed ceiling."

    Well equipped with everything that I needed for a short walking break. During my November stay it was warm, cosy and comfortable. It is situated in fantastic walking country. No WiFi or mobile phone signal (EE) which could be a good or bad thing, depending on your point of view. I have booked another visit.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2019

  • "The goat shed is such a perfect holiday cottage you will not want to leave!"

    Kaye and Alex have cut no corners on furnishing and equipping the warm and cosy space. A king size bed and crispy clean bed linen, huge fluffy bath towels and reclining chairs in the sitting room, they have thought of everything. A pub with excellent food is just a few minutes away. The cottage is tucked into a quiet and sheltered corner with a private terrace and parking close to the door. Just a few steps away the carefully fenced dog field has wonderful views to Robin Hoods Bay and Whitby Abbey. Take your walking boots and set out from the door or take a book and enjoy the peace and quiet of the cottage. We did both and we will be back I'm sure. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Oct 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage very cosy and warm Short drive away from amenities Nice little escape from media as no signal"

    Reviewed by Charlotte4.7Oct 2019

  • "We had a fantastic holiday at the Goat Shed."

    The property was very clean, lovely stone flooring, warm and cosy. A great base for exploring the coast line. Took our dog along this time and there is a small enclosed field for them to have a run about. Had a lovely meal in the Fylingdales Inn.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Sep 2019

  • "We loved our stay at the goat shed."

    It was charming perfect for a couple had everything you needed very clean and comfortable. It was very quiet and peaceful but within easy reach of the lovely villages and towns would highly recommend the place. We shall be returning next year.

    Reviewed by Deborah4.7Aug 2019

  • "Don't be put off by the outside appearance of The Goat Shed, the inside is lovely and cosy."

    Reviewed by M5.0Feb 2019

  • "A very live-able fully equipped "Flat" for two, enjoying peace and quiet in the middle of the country - within easy distance of the sea and quiet or entertainment orientated resorts."

    Likewise near many brilliant coastal walks, including the Cleveland Way, the "Cinder Track", and within North York Moors National Park. And of course North York Moors Railway. Expecting something quite small found the "Goat Shed" to be very spacious, warm (even in the bleak midwinter), and quite charming!

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Jan 2019

  • "Absolutely lovely property, spotlessly clean , lovely owners and close to two main resorts ."

    I would not hesitate to recommend the Goat Shed

    Reviewed by Wayne5.0Jan 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in stunning location."

    Well equipped, clean, quiet and cosy. Great for nearby walks, bike rides and trips to the coast. The old railway cinder track was an excellent cycle route, away from traffic and flat for easy cycling. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Sep 2018

  • "Everything was very good"

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2018

  • "No everyone perfect."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2018

  • "The Goat shed was wonderful!"

    We had a great, relaxing break with lots of adventurous days and cosy nights. A truly wonderful experience would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Mar 2018

  • "All we needed nice and clean ."

    comfortable bed. We will be back

    Reviewed by William5.0Mar 2018

  • "This cottage is lovely we have been twice and will go back."

    it's a bit out of the way but that suits us. Every thing you could need is there they have thought of every thing . .A lovely cottage all round .

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0May 2017

  • "Brilliant holiday and location nothing around you very peacefull great for walking."

    .Every thing you could possibly need was thought of in cottage it was beautiful inside we will definitely be going back .

    Reviewed by Debbie4.8May 2017

  • "Wonderful accommodation,warm and cosy, great location for walkers,would definitely go back."

    Reviewed by P4.8Apr 2017

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with sofa bed and electric stove.
  • Oil central heating with electric stove
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, WiFi,TV, DVD, radio/CD
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Small gravelled area with garden furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: This property is situated amongst farm buildings and is opposite a Dutch Barn, but offers views of the field from the side of the property.

The property

Robin Hood's Bay 2 miles.

A delightful, stone-built, semi-detached barn conversion, situated in the rural hamlet of High Normanby, close to the pretty villages of Fylingthorpe and Robin Hood's Bay.

Lovingly renovated to retain much of its original character, this former goat barn boasts a wealth of exposed timber, flagged floors and a beautiful vaulted ceiling in the cosy sitting area.

Decorated and furnished to a very high standard, with a wonderful open plan living area, the property provides comfortable, light and airy accommodation perfectly situated for enjoying some excellent walks, including the nearby coastal paths and trails.

Explore the delights of Robin Hood's Bay with its cobbled streets and quaint cottages or nearby Whitby, with its glorious sandy beaches and abbey, reached by the famous 199 steps.

An excellent base for exploring all that the National Park and Yorkshire Coast have to offer.

This property is next to Refs. 1067 and 3759 and together they accommodate 6.

Please note: From 10/10/23 this property no longer accepts children or babes in arms.

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About the location


Whitby 6 miles; Scarborough 17 miles.

Robin Hood's Bay, with its narrow cobbled streets and quaint cottages, is one of the most picturesque villages on the English coastline. Situated between Scarborough and Whitby, this charming old fishing village is to be found nestling at the edge of a wide sweeping bay backed by spectacular cliffs and dramatic moorland scenery, and was once home to author Leo Walmsley. All holidaymakers will love the beach and its cliff-top walks, whilst more serious walkers will enjoy the many long distance trails that pass through the Cleveland Way, the Lyke Wake Walk and the Coast to Coast walks which all take in Robin Hood’s Bay. The village amenities are superb, with charming alleyways to explore and plenty of places to rest, relax and take refreshment. A perfect base for enjoying the Yorkshire Coast.

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Please note: From 10/10/23 this property no longer accepts children or babes in arms.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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