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The Granary

West Ayton, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1000111)



Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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43 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely time."

    The Granary had everything we needed. Was great to be able to go out for walks in the evening. Location was great for visiting Scarborough. Robins Hoods Bay and Whitby also easy to get to from here.

    We are really glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for coming Sara. We would love to see you again in the future Debra & Mark x Property Owner

    Reviewed by SaraJul 2022

  • "Lovely place to stay on a working farm."

    A very warm welcome, would recommend and would return.

    That’s lovely thank you Rachel x Property Owner

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2022

  • "We love The Granary."

    A gem of a fund. The setting is perfect for walking, our dog Harry loves the farm walks! Great hosts, very friendly and nothing is too much trouble. Will be returning for sure!

    Thank you so much Simon! We love having you all. Hope to see you back again soon Debra & Mark x Property Owner

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2022

  • "Just had a lovely weeks stay at the granary cottage and it surpassed our expectations."

    Debra and Mark and the whole family were very welcoming, helpful and knowledgeable about the surrounding area, advising us on the best walks and places to visit. It was ideal for walks with our 2 dogs Flora and Skye from just outside the front door, and they had a fantastic time too! Was lovely to see the baby calves in the field directly across from the cottage. No need to drive anywhere if you didn't want to. The welcome basket and flowers were a lovely touch....Flora and Skye loved the dog treats!! Every finishing touch thought of. A very enjoyable and relaxing stay....and we will be back next year. Many thanks Debra and Mark....and the whole family

    Ah thank you what a lovely comment. It was a pleasure having you and the dogs. Hope to see you back again! Debra & Mark x Property Owner

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in an ideal setting and fantastic hosts."

    Thank you

    Thank you so much Angela. We love having you! x Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngelaJun 2022

  • "We have had a wonderful week at the Granary."

    The cottage is great, everything needed for self catering. The beds were very comfortable, the bathroom provided a large bath to soak away the day and a powerful shower to wake you up in the morning. The blackout curtains ensures a peaceful night's sleep. The owners are friendly and helpful. We will be back. Thank you. Julie and Les

    Thank you for the lovely feedback, we will look forward to seeing you again! All the best Debra & Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by JulieMay 2022

  • "We had a 5 star holiday ..."

    We had a 5 star holiday Friendly people and very helpful the area is a walkers dream The coast line clean and pretty a holiday to remember for life

    Ahh thank you so much! It was lovely to have you and your gorgeous dogs here at the farm. We would love to see you here again in the future. All the best Debra & Mark x Property Owner

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2022

  • "Couldn’t fault the cottage or it’s setting."

    Owners we’re so nice and helpful.Could have happily spent another month here. Fabulous place to stay.

    Thank you so much for these lovely comments. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future Kind regards Debra & Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by SteveApr 2022

  • "A delightful property, comfortable and well-equipped."

    We enjoyed being a couple of miles from the main road and West Ayton as it was isolated and peaceful. Good walking for our two dogs,

    Thank you! It is a good balance feeling off the beaten track yet handy for town/cafes and activities when you want them. Would be lovely to have you back again in the future. Debra & Mark x Property Owner

    Reviewed by JamesApr 2022

  • "Wow, what a wonderful place this is."

    Absolutely everything you need in a holiday cottage. Lots of things we didn’t expect, fresh eggs and milk, local biscuits were waiting for us when we arrived and a lovely vase of flowers. A truly idyllic location on a working farm, would be a lovely place for a family with children. So nice to wake in the morning to just the sounds of the countryside with no traffic. Lots of lovely places to visit nearby with places to eat and of course Scarborough if you want the beach and more entertainment. Marc and Debra the owners are always around with advice on where to go. It also truly dog friendly. We can’t recommend this place highly enough.

    Wow thank you so much John & Maggie! It was really nice to have you here and we would love to see you and Ruby back again. I’m sorry we weren’t able to have you for longer Debra & Mark x Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2022

  • "Time spent in the North Yorks Moors/Coast area is rejuvenating at anytime of the year more so in the Granary ."

    Very well equipped and Comfortable, nesting on a real working farm, family owned and well run [thanks for eggs ect], and always at hand if needed. Well Recommended Thanks.

    Reviewed by RoyFeb 2022

  • "Fantastic place had all we needed for our stay and more."

    Owner and family was lovely and so helpful. My dog enjoyed it with plenty of walks in the area. Would like to go back when it’s better weather. Would highly recommend the cottage.

    Thank you so much for this lovely review! Delighted that you enjoyed your stay Debra & Mark x Property Owner

    Reviewed by MaxineFeb 2022

  • "The Granary, is a fully equipped home from home."

    Ideal for those looking for a combination of rural peace and easy access to the North Yorkshire Moors and Coast. The hosts are friendly & helpful. This is a working farm, so expect noise & activity from about 8AM. Very quiet & peaceful at night. Thoroughly recommended.

    Thank you David it was lovely to have you Debra & Mark x Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidJan 2022

  • "We had a wet, cold and windy week in North York's so it was great to return to a warm, cosy cottage after our outings."

    The Granary is a wonderful base from which to explore the area and we can't praise the cottage and the locality enough. The owner made us feel very welcome on our arrival and it was lovely to see the cottage decorated for Christmas. The cottage is relaxing, well equipped, the beds are comfy and it felt truly dog friendly as our two collies settled down straight away. Would definitely book The Granary again but maybe at a more hospitable time of year.

    Thank you for this really lovely feedback. I hope we can see you back when the weather is a bit friendlier! Debra & Mark x Property Owner

    Reviewed by JaneDec 2021

  • "We had a fabulous time at the Granary."

    The accommodation was excellent, equipped with everything that you could need and the hosts were incredibly helpful and welcoming. Location is wonderful, lots of great places to explore and we will definitely be back. Thank you for a wonderful holiday.

    Thank you for this lovely feedback! It would be lovely to welcome you back again Debra & Mark x Property Owner

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2021

  • "Superb. We cannot fault The Granary."

    Excellent location, peace and quiet, lovely views and lots of good dog walks from your door. Friendly and helpful host and farm staff. Handy for Bridlington, Scarborough, Whitby and Flamborough Head. Warm and cosy cottage with everything provided that you could possibly need. Great chippy locally, didn't try any of the local pubs so can't comment. Highlights were Whitby Goth weekend, the seals at Flamborough Head-at least 50 hauled up on the beach and a visit to the Stained Glass Centre. We are planning our return same time next year. Thank you for a faultless break.

    Thank you for this lovely review. And it’s always good to see recommendations of outings you’ve enjoyed so others can try the same. Hopefully see you back again! Debra & Mark x Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelOct 2021

  • "This cottage was home from home, everything we needed was there and immaculate."

    Although a busy farm there was no disturbance and the owners so friendly. Loved it

    Thank you so much! Debra & Mark x Property Owner

    Reviewed by SusanSep 2021

  • "Everything really good, thankyou."

    Thank you! Debra & Mark x Property Owner

    Reviewed by GailSep 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful extremely well kitted out, and the owner left welcome provisions which was."

    Much appreciated.

    So glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again Debra & Mark x Property Owner

    Reviewed by GarrySep 2021

  • "We were very pleased with the accommodation and the owners were very pleasant and made us very welcome."

    Thank you! Glad you enjoyed your stay Debra & Mark Property Owner

    Reviewed by LouiseAug 2021

  • "Wonderful hosts, lovely farm."

    Very well stocked accommodation - they had thought of everything.

    Reviewed by MarieAug 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely, in a great location, very friendly and helpful hosts."

    The welcome pack for humans and dog was great! There were more and better facilities than are mentioned on the Sykes website, particularly the washing machine and tumble dryer, the downstairs toilet, the extremely well stocked kitchen, and the fact that you can step out of the farmyard and into the forge valley nature reserve!

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2021

  • "Friendly and helpful hosts who were a pleasure to meet."

    Cosy cottage with everything you need for an enjoyable stay. Peaceful location on a working farm.

    Lovely review thank you so much! Debra & Mark x Property Owner

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2021

  • "Granery Cottage proved to be a very comfortable holiday Cottage well appointed in all respects and the owners Debra and Mark where helpful to make our holiday very enjoyable."

    Reviewed by AngelaApr 2021

  • "The owners Debbie and Mark have a fantastic holiday home with every comfort looked after and we would recommend them to anyone ,the property was warm and comfortable with plenty of hot water and a very warm welcome from all the family ."

    Thankyou for a very enjoyable stay and look forward to seeing you all in the future. Ian, Ann, Tracey and little Oreo

    Reviewed by IanApr 2021

  • "Was a great place to come away especially with the dogs as had great walks right ..."

    Was a great place to come away especially with the dogs as had great walks right from cottage and is a good location to go out exploring local areas, the owners were every welcoming and made it a lovely holiday for us

    Reviewed by LydiaApr 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful location we were made to feel welcome from the minute we arrived by the owners and everyone on the farm owners always on hand ."

    The cottage is on a working farm 1.5 miles from the village , it was comfy warm the rooms are a good size the bathroom was beautiful with shower and a bath , downstairs open plan with a cloakroom ,very well equipped everything you could possibly need .a lovely little extra was a welcome basket with cookies and dog treats also fresh eggs .

    Reviewed by BeverleyOct 2020

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped cottage in a beautiful location."

    The owners provided a very warm and hospitable welcome to ensure a very relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2020

  • "Really nice, comfortable and well equipped cottage."

    Very spacious for a two bedroom property. Some good walks along the Forge Valley accessed from the farm. Ye Olde Valley Forge Inn does a really nice Sunday roast including a gluten free version, good value too. Overall, a nice place to stay within easy reach of some lovely towns and beaches.

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2020

  • "Third visit to The Granary just feels like home clean comfortable well equipped and a lovely host family what more do you need for a relaxing break?"

    Reviewed by AngelaSep 2020

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at The Granary, The cottage is really comfortable to stay in and we were able to relax all week."

    Very close to wonderful walks, wildlife and scenery yet also perfectly situated for days out at the Coast, Yorkshire Moors and Dalby Forest. We to come again very soon. Thankyou to the owners for the welcome pack with doggy treats and advise on the area - very much appreciated. The Waller family

    Reviewed by AngelaAug 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time."

    The property is situated on a working farm, in a beautiful location. We were made to feel really welcome by the owners. Debra contacted us the day before we arrived to check our party details were correct, and the communication continued till the day we left. We would highly recommend booking this cottage, and will definitely consider booking again in the future if we come back to Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by SharonAug 2020

  • "This was a very well equipped cottage with comfy beds, lots of space and in a beautiful location."

    Perfect for a new year's getaway

    Reviewed by AliceDec 2019

  • "We were made to feel like part of the family rather than just visitors, everyone was helpful and chatty."

    Very willing to tell us about places to go walks in the area and good eating establishments! All in all we could not have wished for a better place to stay and we will be returning here in the future.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2019

  • "We had an absolutely brilliant Holiday at The Granary."

    It was a proper "Home from Home" with everything thing and more.Our hosts were always on hand and happy to assist. We will definitely be visiting again and would Highly Recommend to Family and Friends

    Reviewed by PaulAug 2019

  • "This is a great place to stay, the owners are friendly and welcoming and the accomodation is perfect."

    Everything we could have wanted had been provided. We would definetly come again.

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2019

  • "Nice spacious cottage."

    Friendly owners

    Reviewed by AndrewJul 2019

  • "Very nice location with good walks from the farm."

    Very well equipped, everything that we needed was there.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJun 2019

  • "The cottage was in a lovely central area to visit all that North Yorkshire has to offer."

    The cottage had everything we needed and more. The owners made us feel very welcome even when they were busy on the farm. The cottage had wonderful views and was warm and comfortable.

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2019

  • "Granary cottage has everything you need for a relaxing break."

    Friendly hosts. Wonderful setting and lots to do in the locality.

    Reviewed by AngelaApr 2019

  • "We have just returned from our Easter weekend stay at Granary Cottage."

    We had a very friendly welcome from both Debra & Mark. A welcome basket of Chocolate Eggs, Biscuits and an Easter card with a handwritten message awaited us, there was a pint of milk in the fridge and a vase of daffodils on the coffee table. The cottage is tastefully and comfortably furnished in keeping with its character. It was very clean and there was everything there that we needed. Mark happily helped out with some WD40 when we had a slight issue with the lock and quickly came to our rescue when ‘someone’ accIdentally switched off the hot water instead of the heating on the control box. We had hot water again in minutes. ‘Someone’ also managed to leave their phone charger and Debra sent us a text to let us know and had offered to send it on to us. The cottage is so peaceful despite being on a working farm and there was no movement of tractors and other farm vehicles before 8am. The location was ideal for us as we were visiting elderly parents in nearby Scarborough and it gave us a restful comfortable break away from the Easter Holiday crowds. The villages of West & East Ayton are just 1.5 miles down the road with a Spar supermarket, couple of pubs serving food , petrol station, and a lovely Fish Restaurant. From Ayton you can easily access Scarborough and the other coastal towns of Filey, Bridlington & Whitby in one direction and Pickering , Mallon, York , Helmsley in the other direction. The cottage is an ideal base for walkers or cyclists , there are the ruins of Ayton Castle and the very pretty Forge Valley Woods Natural Nature Reserve which takes you along a quieter route into Scarborough. We can highly recommend Granary Cottage and will certainly return.

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2019

  • "This is probably the best holiday home we have ever stayed in."

    it was delight to drive the long tree lined driveway to the cottage. Set in the farm, this cottage has the comfort and views of the stunning North Yorkshire dales. The owners made us welcome and we were left alone in the peace and tranquil surrounding to enjoy our week there. The cottage was very comfortable, with all the facilities you would need, its a real home from home and our dog Poppy, loved it too. Highly recommend this cottage for a real relaxing holiday, with plenty of places to visit with in a short drive. Looking forward to our next visit. Thank you.

    Reviewed by DesApr 2019

  • "This is a real little gem we can't put into words how wonderful, relaxing and comfortable this cottage is."

    The location is fabulous, a real home from home and perfectly situated to explore the area. Our fur babies loved the freedom. We enjoyed it so much we have rebooked for October.

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2019

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  • Two bedrooms; 1 x double 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with WC and basin
  • Open-plan living room with sitting area, dining area and kitchen area
  • Eco central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, fridge/freezer, washing machine and shared dryer
  • TV with Freeview and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Sheltered off-road parking
  • Small enclosed patio area
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Can bring other animals on request
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed
  • Shop within 1.6 miles and pub within 1.4 miles.

The property

The Granary is a barn conversion situated on a traditional farm, resting on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, within the village of West Ayton.

Enjoying a rural countryside location, this two-bedroom property is ideal for a walkers retreat or family getaway to the area.

The interior plays host to an open-plan living area, where you will be delighted with the facilities within the kitchen area, perfect for rustling up an evening meal, before unwinding within the sitting area, complete with a TV.

After a long day’s walk you will appreciate a warming soak within the bath, or enjoy a refreshing shower.

There is also a ground-floor cloakroom.

Retire of an evening within the double bedroom which offers its guests an idyllic Juliet balcony, where you can enjoy your morning coffee whilst taking in the surrounding rural views.

For additional guests there is a second bedroom, complete with twin beds.

Step outside to enjoy an enclosed patio area, where you can enjoy a well-deserved glass of wine.

If you are visiting with younger guests, they will be delighted with the children’s play area, situated a stone’s throw away from the cottage.

Just a short car journey or a leisurely 1.5 mile walk will find yourself within the centre of West Ayton, which plays host to a pub and shop.

If you can tear yourself away from this cottage, why not explore the wonders of the North York Moors National Park, where you will unearth miles of coast, countryside, nature and breath-taking scenery at every step.

Alternatively, you can drive out to the resort town of Scarborough, where you can explore the historic castle, wonder around the beautiful Japanese garden or soak up the sun at the beach.

Younger guests will be delighted with the Sea Life Sanctuary and the Alpamare water park.

Make The Granary your base for touring the breath-taking countryside.

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About the location


Scarborough 6 miles; Whitby 25 miles.

Resting on the edge of the breath-taking North York Moors National Park, is the small village of West Ayton. Visitors of the village will be charmed by the 14th-century castle, situated to the east of the village, along with a community centre, a surgery, a pub and a number of local businesses. Its twin village, East Ayton perches on the opposite side of the River Derwent, where you will find a larger selection of amenities. Situated on the edge of the National Park, this little village plays host to miles of walks to be enjoyed. Noteworthy routes include The Bridestones and the Hole of Horcum, Forge Valley and the Derwent Sea Cut. Alternatively, a 15-minute drive will find you within the resort town of Scarborough, complete with a brimming town centre, a beach and harbour. Attractions include the Japanese-style garden, Peasholm Park, the medieval Scarborough castle and the wonderful SEA LIFE Sanctuary. West Ayton promises an idyllic base for touring the countryside and coast.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas