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Cow Byre Cottage

(Ref. 911892)

Snainton near Scarborough, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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84 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent accomodation."

    Situated ideally as a base for visiting Bridlington, Filey, Bempton, Flaborough to name but a few places. Paddock at back with secure gate which was ideal for our dog to stretch her legs.

    Hi Peter. It was lovely to meet you and your wife and I’m really sorry that I didn’t get to see a bit more of you both. Hope you made it back home safely? Thank you so much for your great review and I’m really glad you had a great stay. Just a shame about the British weather eh? Thank you again and hopefully see you again sometime. Dan and the furry terrors Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2024

  • "Just of main high st but you wouldn't have known ."

    Greated by Dan explained everything. Cottage fully equipped a really homely feeling. Comunal area at back a bonus gorgeous views .Thanks again Dan

    Thank you so much for your kind review Colin. It was great to meet you and your wife. So pleased that you enjoyed your stay and it’s always a pleasure to have such wonderful guests come to stay. You’re welcome back anytime. All the best from Dan and the furry tinkers. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jul 2024

  • "A wonderful holiday cottage for two."

    The little extras provided by Dan were the icing on the cake. Nothing was too much trouble. We will return.

    It was a real pleasure to meet you both and I’m glad you enjoyed your little break away from grandparent duties. Thank you too for leaving the cottage nice and clean…it made it a nice easy changeover for me before my own holiday. Hope to see you both again at some point. All the best to you. Kindest regards Dan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2024

  • "Fabulous place Good location brilliant for the dog just one little gripe no hair dryer ( I forgot mine)"

    Hi Jill. Thank you for your kind review. I’m sorry you forgot to bring your hairdryer. I don’t provide hairdryers in the cottage because of two reasons. 1, it’s just one more electrical item to keep checking and replacing. I’m a busy man and I have to try and keep everything as easy as possible for me to manage and maintain. 2, most people prefer their own hairdryer and pack it to bring with them. But if, like you, someone has forgotten to pack their hairdryer then all they have to do is pop over to my workshop and ask. I have a pool hairdryer that I’m happy to lend out to guests. In fact if guests need anything, have questions etc then all they have to do is pop over to the workshop and ask. If I can help I will. I want everyone to enjoy their stay here in Snainton. Dan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill4.7May 2024

  • "Fabulous stay at Cow Byre Cottage What a gem, the cottage is so homely, spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated with everything you need to ensure a comfortable stay."

    Dan is the perfect host; nothing is too much trouble. Thank you for the bottle of wine, cookies and fruit what a lovely touch. The cottage is ideally located whether you enjoy walking or sightseeing, coast or moors. We will definitely be back! Thanks Dan.

    Many thanks for such a kind review. It was a pleasure to meet you both and I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay. Glad you made it home safely to Milton Keynes. I hope your Dad’s glad to have you back Julie? Absence makes the heart grow fonder??? Take good care of yourself and each other. Hopefully see you again back here in Yorkshire where the roads are designed for bikes and sporty BMW’s Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2024

  • "Friendly helpful owner."

    Very comfortable bed extremely clean. Nice little touches cookies and fruit on arrival. Would definitely recommend this accomodation.

    Lovely to have you guys stay. Thank you for your kind review. All the best to you. Dan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Apr 2024

  • "A wonderful place to stay with a very welcoming but unintrusive host."

    Great location and the cottage provided everything we needed plus the host was very generous in all the goodies he provided - very thoughtful. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Thank you so much for your great feedback Ange. I’m really glad you enjoyed your stay here in Snainton and the cottage too. It was lovely to meet you both. You were very nice guests and I enjoyed our brief chats. Hope you got home safely and nice and rested. Hope you might come back to visit again sometime when the sun is out…if it ever comes out again! P.s. The toaster went pop on the guests that followed you Property Owner

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Mar 2024

  • "Superb weekend!"

    Spotlessly clean cottage, beautiful surroundings, we had a very relaxing break. In fact, we’d love to retire to Cow Byre Cottage! Many thanks.

    It was a real pleasure to meet you both and I’m so happy that you enjoyed your stay. You are most welcome back anytime. Hopefully my nephew might have gotten around to making the new front door to replace the sticky one by then?!?!? Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful, clean and comfortable accommodation."

    Probably one of the best we have stayed in.❤️ Thank you Dan for the milk, wine and fruit. We had a wonderful stay at Cow Byre Cottage and hope to come back in the near future.

    It was great to meet you both and I’m so glad you both enjoyed your stay. Thank you so much for your great review. Hope to see you again soon. Take care and all the best from, Dan and the 3 furry ones Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2024

  • "This is indeed a 5 star cottage."

    You walk into a spotlessly clean home from home. It really is beautiful from the modern kitchen , through the comfortable lounge area , past the equally modern bathroom to the very calming bedroom done out in pale cream colours . The extras that Dan , the owner, provides ( fruit , wine etc. ) are an unexpected treat . The whole cottage is a joy. Thank you Dan for another lovely week despite the weather.

    It was brilliant to see you both again. Like you said it was a shame about the weather. I think everyone has about had enough of all this rain. Roll on spring! I’m glad you had a nice week and to hear how much you like the cottage. Hopefully the redecoration will meet with your approval and the new sofas (if I can find an upholsterer with enough time to get them done Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Feb 2024

  • "We had a three night stay in the delightful Cow Byrne cottage ."

    It is well maintained to a high standard .The fruit ,wine and cookies were a nice touch and much appreciated. There is a small paddock which is ideal if you have a dog . Thank you Dan for your warm welcome I think we will be back next summer for a longer stay Julia

    Morning Julia. Hope you and the Mister got safely. It was a pleasure to meet you both, albeit briefly. I’m really happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and found the cottage to your liking. It would be great to see you again in the warmer months when it’s a bit nicer to stand outside and have a bit of a chinwag. All the very best to you both and have a wonderful Christmas and new year. Dan and family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage would have no issues re-booking another stay at the property."

    It was a pleasure to meet you both (Newcastle fans are always welcome). I’m so pleased that you both enjoyed your stay and hope you might come back to stay again sometime. You’re always welcome especially after leaving the cottage so immaculate. Our changeover was a breeze yesterday so thank you. All the best to you and yours. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and new year. Dan Property Owner

    Reviewed by G5.0Nov 2023

  • "Great place to stay !"

    Are only issue was court yard gate always open to busy street so our dog couldn't go out unaccompanied .Dan the host very helpful and welcoming, TV freesat is a little complicated and could be simplified to on hand set. Very clean and comfortable, was a little warm , only a 2 windows that opened a little , fans are supplied though Overall a good place to stay

    Hi Mark, Glad you enjoyed your stay. Pleasure to meet you and your better half. Dan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Mark4.1Aug 2023

  • "Daniel was lovely got on with him straight away he couldn’t be more helpful ,the cotage was lovely ,so clean and tidy , the kitchen had every thing you need even had a washer and dryer."

    The bedroom is spaciuse and the bed realy comfy,the bathroom is modern and clean shower and bath,it was perfect for us ,it also had a large well cut lawn for Charlie our dog ,also large yard to park in front of cotage

    Hey up Andrew. It was great to meet you and your wife and that little Charlie. I’m so glad that you enjoyed your stay and the cottage. Just a shame the weather wasn’t a bit better for you. I see you’ve made another booking for next year so I’m arranging decent weather for your next visit and I’m looking forward to seeing you all again then. Take care of yourselves and all the best from Dan and the family. See you next summer Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2023

  • "Cottage was perfect,really lovely stay."

    Thank you so much for your kind comments Patricia. I’m so glad you enjoyed your stay. It makes running the cottages all the more worthwhile when people enjoy it. Thanks, Dan and the family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2023

  • "Very good location and homely feel."

    Only possible improvement would be a blackout blind or curtains in the bedroom.

    Sorry for the delay in responding to your feedback Geoff. I’m really glad you both enjoyed your visit and it was great to meet you. I shall try and get around to putting a black out blind in the bedroom…I’m planning on doing some redecorating in the cottages in the new year so probably then. Thanks again. Dan and the furrys (Bob, Dave and Charlie) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoff4.7Jun 2023

  • "It was our first time renting a cottage to be able to take our dog (Poppie) and it was a very good choice."

    The owner was friendly and very helpful, the cottage had everything you needed to be home from home and we would highly recommend it. Carol and Ian + Poppie

    It was great to meet you both and Poppie. I’m sorry I didn’t get too much time to stop and talk but still enjoyed the few chats we actually did have. Hope you managed to make it home safely and the drive wasn’t too much of a chore. All the very best to you both and thank you so very much for your great review. P.S. I’m hoping the short break might have inspired Ian to get his motorbike up and running again. Might be just the tonic to have a rideable bike once again??? Kindest regards, Dan and the 3 furry terrorists Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2023

  • "Top quality cottage with everything we needed for a comfortable stay."

    The bowl of fruit and bottle of wine were great welcome gifts. The owner, Daniel, was very friendly and helpful.

    It was great to meet you and I’m so happy you enjoyed your visit. It was a pleasure having you around during your stay. It would be lovely to see you again if you’re ever in North Yorkshire? Take good care of yourselves and all the very best from Dan and the fur trio. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Aileen5.0Jun 2023

  • "The Cow Byre Cottage was immaculate and very comfortable."

    We were greeted with welcome gifts of an assortment of fresh fruit, biscuits, milk and wine which we greatly appreciated. The owner was at hand if needed and really pleasant. Thanks to Dan and his wife for a lovely break.

    Really glad you enjoyed your stay here Muriel. It’s always brilliant to hear people have enjoyed their holiday and their stay in the cottage. Thank you so much for your appreciation and kind comments on your stay. You’re welcome! Take good care all the best. Dan and Sarah Property Owner

    Reviewed by Muriel5.0May 2023

  • "Superb property, very clean and comfortable."

    We loved everything about the cottage and the area. Great holiday. Thanks Dan, we will be back.

    No no. Thank you Suzan. Thank you very much for your excellent comments. Always greatly appreciated and I look forward to seeing you again hopefully. Take care. Dan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Suzan5.0May 2023

  • "Great stay."

    Cottage perfect. Host very friendly and attentive. Would go again definitely

    It was a pleasure to meet you both and I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. I know you like visiting different places around the uk but hopefully I might see you again another time. There’s still plenty to see in this here North Yorkshire Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had lovely stay property was absolutely fantastic."

    .we will definitely be back in the very near future. Paul and Cheryl.

    Paul and Cheryl it was a pleasure to have you visit. Even better that you enjoyed the place. Hopefully you might come and visit again. You are always welcome. Kindest regards from Dan and the furry felines (Bobby is now getting a bit annoyed with his cage isolation…only another 5-7 weeks to go Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely homely cottage in a good spot for exploring the coast, hills, forest & villages."

    The property is very well equipped & comfortable. We made use of the paddock for our dog to mooch & play ball & the lovely patio area for my morning yoga. Grateful for the ‘extras’ that welcomed us. With thanks to Daniel & family

    Thank you ever so much for coming to stay here Liz. It was a pleasure to meet you both and hopefully might see you again sometime? Thanks again, Dan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Liz4.7Mar 2023

  • "Excellent place to stay."

    Owner very attentive. Will stay again. Have been before. Easy access to East Coast, Pickering moors.

    So glad you like it here in ‘sunny’ Snainton. It’s always rewarding as a cottage owner to know that guests have had a good time and enjoyed their visit. You’re welcome anytime. Dan Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Feb 2023

  • "We have just returned home from our second visit to Cow Byre Cottage."

    This really is a little gem of a cottage . Beautifully maintained and decorated to a high standard to provide comfort and relaxation. That one sentence sums up everything that makes a visit enjoyable and the extras supplied by Dan , the owner, provide a special welcome. Thank you Dan. We will return. Pam and John , Nunthorpe

    It was lovely to have you both come and stay. You’re welcome back anytime. All the best to you. Dan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pam5.0Feb 2023

  • "We stayed for a week and it was a great base for exploring the North York Moors."

    The cottage was really well equipped and comfy, a perfect size for us and our dog. Dan (the owner) was lovely and helpful and had left us some essentials and treats for our arrival so we were off to a great start. Would definitely recommend!

    Thanks Hannah. Glad you both enjoyed your stay and hope you visit again sometime. Dan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had a lovely 3 night stay at Cow Byre Cottage."

    The place is really cosy and had everything we needed for our visit, even greeted with wine and chocolates to celebrate New Year. The cottage was ideally situated for our walks around Thornton Le Dale and Dalby Forrest. The local pub down the lane (Coachman Inn) had great food and a lovely atmosphere so would also recommend eating out. If only the weather had been much better to make it a perfect break. We'll be back again sometime over the summer as we thoroughly enjoyed it. Mike and Julie (& Tia the dog)

    Hi Mike and Julie and Tia. I just wanted to say thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a great review. I thought I’d take the time to apologise for not getting around to saying hello. I usually would but this time I’m afraid I was a little run off my feet with family duties and also taking care of the 3 little kittens. Trying to be in too many places at once/too much to do and not enough time and all that malarkey! You guys are more than welcome back anytime…the cottage was spotless after you left and it’s so appreciated when guests leave it so. Thank you. And thank you again for your kind words. All the best for 2023 and I really hope to see you if you come to stay again. Kindest regards from Dan (Dave, Bob and Charlie). Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michael4.7Dec 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely , spotless!"

    I cannot recommend this cottage enough. Dan who owns it is lovely and left us lots of little extras as it was Christmas . Massive thanks ! We will definitely be back

    Thanks Lucy. Great to see you again. Just sorry I didn’t see much more of you but as usual…life’s hectic. Hope to see you again. Dan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Dec 2022

  • "An absolute gem."

    The cottage was spotlessly clean, well equipped, cosy and comfortable. It was one of the best cottages we have stayed in. Daniel was very helpful and friendly. Look forward to staying again.

    Hi Richard. Just wanted to say thank you for coming to stay and for your great feedback. It’s always so good to hear when guests have enjoyed their stay. It was nice to meet you and your wife and I must say a special thanks for leaving the cottage so clean and tidy (can’t stress enough how much myself and the cleaner appreciate it). Thank you. I really hope you do have the occasion to come again. You’re both more than welcome. All the best, Dan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Oct 2022

  • "This was our fourth visit to the cottage."

    It is like being at home. Dan makes you feel so welcome. We will be back year.

    Hey guys. Always a treat to see you. Look forward to seeing you again next year. D Property Owner

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, very clean, everything you need for self catering."

    Loved the large screen TV & Netflix. Only downside would be if you wanted to sit out in the area next to the cottage & your dog was a runner, as it's not fenced in. But clever idea with the door, where you can have it open with a small, medium gap or totally open it. There is also a paddock that is gated with seats etc Lovely touch with the milk, wine & fruit

    Hi Jill. Thank you for your excellent review. It was and is very much appreciated. Hope to see you again sometime. Dan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Aug 2022

  • "Excellent location for Yorkshire moors and coastal resorts."

    Cottage had all requirements needed for an enjoyable stay. Fitted out with high quality fittings throughout with good parking facilities

    Thank you Andrew. Glad you had a nice stay here in Snainton. It was nice to meet you. And thank you for your understanding with all the comings and going’s with the house renovation going on at big house (not ideal but necessary…and I can only hope it didn’t affect your enjoyment too much). All the best. Dan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Aug 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic!"

    Couldn't fault anything. The owner Dan is lovely and could not be more helpful.

    I’m so glad that you and your husband had a great break at the cottage Pauline. It was lovely to meet you both and a pleasure to have you around. Hope you’ll come back soon (and bring the glorious sunshine with you again). All the best and thank you again for being such nice guests. Dan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Aug 2022

  • "Lovely property in a lovely place."

    Very clean and comfortable. Nice local walks, friendly people. Lots of interesting places to visit and explore by car, both inland and coastal. We feel we have had a wonderful holiday.

    Hallooo there Veronica. So sorry that I’ve taken a little while to respond to your feedback. I’m really happy that you had a lovely holiday. I thought you guys were great and that said…you could probably even make a holiday in Siberia good. It’s the people what makes it. You made it a good one…good people you see! Take care the pair of you. I really would love to see you again. Dan Property Owner

    Reviewed by Veronica5.0May 2022

  • "A wonderful week in The Cow Byre."

    1st class accommodation. Every need catered for. Excellent host. We would not hesitate to recommend this to our friends & to enjoy again ourselves.

    Hi David. Firstly I must apologise for leaving you waiting for a response. As you well know I keep a pretty busy schedule so at last I’ve made a bit of time to respond to my guests. Thank you so, so much for your lovely comments. It means so much. Hope to see you again. Dan Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely property with spacious lounge/dining room and very comfortable bedroom."

    Dan made us feel very welcome.

    Hey up Gary. Bet you didn’t think I’d ever respond to your glowing feedback. I get there eventually!!! Many thanks again Gary Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Apr 2022

  • "Welcome milk, tea, coffee, sugar and wine."

    Very clean, loads of towels. Wouldn't know it was dog friendly (no doggy odour). Off the main road so traffic noise is minimal. Ideal spot to explore North Yorkshire.

    Hi Helen. Feels like a lifetime has passed since you stayed. When you next coming back? We’ll keep our fingers crossed that we will see you again. Thank you for saying such nice things about your cottage. I can’t describe the joy and satisfaction I have when someone appreciates what we do in Snainton. All the best Helen. Hope to see you again very soon..dates allowing. Take good care of yourselves and all the best from Danza Property Owner

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2022

  • "This is the second time that we have stated at this cottage because we have been more than happy on both occasions with literally everything, apart from the weather the second time, but in all fairness, it was October."

    Daniel the owner is very friendly and helpful whenever you need him. Literally a minute away is a very good fish and chip shop. Also there are several very good pubs. We willl be back again very soon.

    Hi Janice. Phew! Just a say got my response to your really lovely comments in in time. Another few weeks to spare before my 1 year time limit expired Property Owner

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage with everything you could want and more."

    Beautiful area. Dan was very helpful.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jul 2021

  • "From arriving to leaving it was the nicest cottage we have stayed in."

    The setting was superb Dan was always on hand to help us with anything we needed know places to go which was the best route places to eat. A great asset to Sykes. We will definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jun 2021

  • "First class accommodation."

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2021

  • "We loved this cottage one of the best we have been in."

    A lovely welcome from Daniel most help full with every thing .The cottage was lovely very clean ,well equipped with everything you could possible need for a great stay. There was a bottle of wine ,fruit and milk waiting for us on arrival which was very nice. We went to Scarborough on the bus from Stainton as it stopped outside. We used The Coachman in village for a meal which was very nice would recommend it. We also found some nice walks in the area.

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0May 2021

  • "Cottage was spotlessly clean and tidy."

    The owner was available for help and advice. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jonathan5.0Apr 2021

  • "Our stay at Cow Byre cottage was perfect."

    The place was spotless clean, nicely decorated, lots of small lovely details. Great shower, kitchen fully equipped including tea, coffee, sugar, salt, pepper, a bowl of fresh fruit and a nice bottle of wine. Having a fully enclosed paddock nearby meant that exercising my dog and taking her for toilet outings was easy. Dan the owner was always around, very helpful and flexible. It was everything we needed for a 4 days break. The village was quiet and well located to drive either to the coastal towns or to York. I would definitely recommend this cottage and it will stay on my shortlist of nice places to return!

    Reviewed by Monica5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had a brilliant week’s stay in this cottage."

    Dan, the owner, was extremely hospitable and the cottage was really comfortable, well equipped and beautifully furnished. The property is well situated for easy access to so many places of interest - great walks, towns & villages of interest and coastal resorts. We would highly recommend the Cow Byre Cottage to other people.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very warm welcome from cottage owner."

    Cottage was spotlessly clean and superbly equipped, we didn't want for anything! Great location for exploring local area and fantastic beaches. Highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Oct 2020

  • "Having stayed before I to hand."

    knew what to expect and was not disappointed. The cottage is roomy and welcoming with everything to hand. the location is perfect for visiting the area. Dan the owner is around if you need anything. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Aug 2020

  • "A beautiful presented cottage."

    Very central for exploring the North York Moors. Dan the owner was fabulous. Highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Aug 2020

  • "This is a lovely cottage where we had a very relaxing week’s stay."

    It is comfortable, well furnished and spotlessly clean. Good car parking is available on site. The location is very good for visiting the coastal resorts and the North Yorkshire moors. The owner, Dan, was very welcoming and friendly. Excellent holiday!

    Reviewed by Kathryn Joy5.0Jul 2020

  • "Excellent property, very nicely presented"

    Reviewed by Liane5.0Jul 2020

  • "An extremely comfortable cottage in a great location and very helpful owner"

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Jan 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely spot, great paddock for our dog to play, plenty of pubs to have some great food and the owner Dan was there to help with anything great guy, we loved it so much we have already booked for next year."

    Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Judy5.0Dec 2019

  • "The owner was so lovely."

    The cottage was fantastic.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2019

  • "A beautiful cottage, lovely village and surrounding area."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Aug 2019

  • "The dining table is too small for two people to eat in comfort."

    Perhaps a drop leaf table could be introduced which would not occupy much more space.

    Reviewed by Trevor4.4Jul 2019

  • "We enjoyed being able to get anywhere from that location and Dan the owner is lovely and really helpful and his mother is lovely too."

    I would recommend this cottage and location to anyone.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jun 2019

  • "I thoroughly enjoyed my stay in Cow Byre Cottage."

    Dan, the owner had gone the second mile to make me feel welcome in the provision of milk, tea and coffee as well as a few treats for my dog. The cottage is beautifully furnished and so comfortable. Coming back to it after a day's walk was like coming home. The village of Snainton is lovely with local amenities close to hand [the village store and fish and chip shop was literally round the corner!]. There is so much to do and so many lovely walks around the area that I was spoilt for choice. I relaxed and had a wonderful time. I shall definitely return to stay at Cow Byre Cottage. Thank you to Dan for making it such a lovely place in which to stay.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0May 2019

  • "A lovely comfortable warm cottage."

    Dan the owner gave us a very warm welcome and showed us around the cottage and explained how various electrical items worked. The cottage was just like the photos on your website.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Apr 2019

  • "A really nice well equipped cottage."

    spotlessly clean and with everything you could want from a holiday c0ttage.Met by Dan the owner who is friendly and helpful. Would recommend this cottage for anyone to stay in to visit the surrounding attractions. Won't hesitate to book again if going to North Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a pretty village."

    The owner Dan could not have been more helpful and friendly. Would certainly recommend highly and will be booking again.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jan 2019

  • "By far the best dog friendly property we have stayed in."

    The cottage is very well equipped clean and comfortable. The location is really good. Daniel the owner was very nice and the wine and chocolates were a lovely touch. We would have no hesitation in recommending this cottage.

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Dec 2018

  • "Beautifully presented cozy cottage with welcoming & relaxed owner."

    Great service from Sykes.

    Reviewed by Leon5.0Sep 2018

  • "We spent 7 nights at the cottage and what an amazing holiday we had!"

    The owner Dan has made us feel so welcome, he greeted us upon our arrival and gave us a tour of the cottage. He was always on hand if we needed anything. It has been the best holiday we have had in a long time, the cottage is perfectly located for all the attractions North Yorkshire has to offer. We cannot thank Dan enough for such a wonderful time away! We will definitely be back again!

    Reviewed by Rita5.0Sep 2018

  • "This cottage was ideally situated for both the North York Moors and coastal areas."

    The cottage was very comfortable and clean and owner on hand to welcome us. Plent6 of parking spac3 and lawn area to sit out.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2018

  • "Superb little cottage in a lovely little village."

    Owner on site was very friendly and helpful. The cottage was immaculate and very well appointed.

    Reviewed by John4.7Aug 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage - tastefully decorated, very clean and comfortable."

    Plenty of kitchenware and a number of lovely extra touches. I would thoroughly recommend Cow Byre cottage.

    Reviewed by Eilidh5.0Jul 2018

  • "What a lovely cottage."

    Dan keeps it looking lovely and he has a bottle of red wine waiting for you on arrival. The cottage is so close to all the seaside resorts as well. Lovely, would highly recommend this and we'd certainly go there again.

    Reviewed by Derek5.0Jun 2018

  • "The attitude of the owner."

    the situation. All superb. The cleanest and best equipped cottage we have ever stayed in

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2018

  • "This is a very compact but comfortable and exceptionally well presented cottage."

    It is well situated for touring this part of Yorkshire. The owner of the cottage was very welcoming and helpful.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2018

  • "The owner was friendly, helpful and a mine of information."

    His cottage was the most comfortable, beautifully furnished and clean cottage that we’ve ever stayed in. We would have no hesitation in recommending the Cow Byre to anyone.

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Apr 2018

  • "Cannot praise the owners of Cow Byre Cottage enough."

    From the friendly and helpful welcome from Daniel to the facilities in this very well decorated and equipped cottage the short break the cottage deserves every one of it's 5-star rating!

    Reviewed by Les5.0Apr 2018

  • "The cottage was the best we have been in,everything was first class location was good."

    Reviewed by J5.0Mar 2018

  • "We could not be happier with this wonderful little cottage, it was clean, cosy and quiet."

    All creature comforts had been attended to and we felt very welcome. The owner was incredibly friendly and very communicative. The village is small and quiet, this place is perfect if you want to just cut off from the world for a few days. We left feeling happy and relaxed, amazing.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Mar 2018

  • "The cottage is very comfortable, well equipped, clean and convenient for trips out to places including Pickering, Malton & Scarborough."

    Dan, the owner, was very friendly and welcoming, and the bottle of wine left for us was a very nice touch. The trip was a very late booking (booked on the afternoon we travelled!) but Dan was very accommodating with this. We would recommend this cottage and the area. There are plenty of walks from the property and surrounding area with woodland walks (including Dalby forest a short drive away). Would recommend Malton & Pickering for café/lunch/dinner especially if you have a dog as there are plenty of dog friendly places there. Thanks again for a nice stay!

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Feb 2018

  • "We had a very good experience of Cow Byre Cottage."

    The owner was extremely helpful and congenial. We were greeted on arrival , had a guided tour and explanation of how things worked and he left us a bottle of wine too. There were tea bags and toilet rolls, the things you might wonder about taking were provided.....enough to tide you over. the cottage was beautifully equipped, my partner and myself felt really at home and comfortable

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Nov 2017

  • "The cottage was delightful."

    The owner very pleasant and helpful. Well equipped. Very warm and cosy, guests allowed to regulate heating. Good quality TV. Very comfortable bed and excellent bathroom. Very adaquate parking.

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Sep 2017

  • "A very warm welcome from the cottage owner, Daniel."

    He was very friendly and helpful and made staying here that much nicer. Very nice clean property, felt like home from home. Will definitely be visiting again.

    Reviewed by John4.8Apr 2017

  • "Excellent cottage beautiful decor helpful owner good location"

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2017

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    Will be returning.

    Reviewed by Diane4.8Dec 2016

  • "The location was very convenient for Pickering, Scarborough and the Moors."

    The cottage was warm and comfortable and finished to a very high standard. There was a lovely paddock to exercise our dog. Daniel, the owner was very friendly and helpful. There is a bus stop very near the property and the best fish & chip shop we have ever found was just round the corner!

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2016

  • "Just returned from cow Byrne cottage."

    We have had an Absolutely fabulous relaxing week. We would highly recommend staying here and we cannot wait to return, it is home from home.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2016

  • "Cow byre cottage is a lovely cottage."

    Lovely walks for the dog , Good off road parking for the car. Owner Dan very helpful and friendly. Having given up our caravan. We think we have now found a great base to stay in cow byre.

    Reviewed by Sue4.0Aug 2016

  • "A lovely place to stay, with special treats waiting to welcome not only ourselves but our dog too."

    This is the first cottage we have stayed in that provided dog bowls a thoughtful and personal touch. We would recommend this cottage to others seeking to explore this area of Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Aug 2016

  • "Lovely, clean and well equipped cottage."

    Owner very nice and friendly. I would recommend this cottage and area to anybody wanting to stay near the Yorkshire coast.

    Reviewed by Marguerite5.0Aug 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One double bedroom
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area
  • External utility.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer in external building, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Small patio with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • 2 pubs 5 mins walk
  • Local butchers with staple food items
  • Golf course and football playing field 10 min walk.

The property

An enchanting stone barn conversion in a courtyard setting in the attractive village of Snainton.

Lovingly restored to a high standard, this beautiful single-storey Snainton cottage provides the perfect romantic retreat for couples wanting to explore both the nearby coastal towns of Whitby and Filey and the spectacular scenery of the North York Moors National Park.

Offering first-class accommodation, this Snainton cottage is warm and inviting, retaining charm and character, with high pitched ceilings and exposed timbers and stone walls.

The spacious sitting room in this Snainton cottage has a large picture window, with luxurious oak floors and doors, whilst the contemporary opulent bathroom boasts marble tiles and a lovely deep bath, ideal to soak in after a busy day out!

With a well-equipped galley-style kitchen and a tastefully furnished bedroom, this Snainton cottage provides the perfect holiday home.

Outside, is a small sunny sheltered patio, with the original stone feeding troughs now hosting pretty floral displays, whilst guests also have access to a small paddock.

A five minute walk from this Snainton cottage brings you to two local inns, both serving food and fish and chip shop.

From this Snainton cottage, there are many nearby walks, both in the Forge Valley and Dalby Forest, which has numerous cycling tracks for all abilities, whilst a few minutes’ drive brings you to popular Scarborough, with its sandy beaches, restaurants and shops.

With the historic market towns of Pickering and Malton close by and a wealth of attractions in the area, this Snainton cottage is a wonderful base all year round.

Note: This property is next to Ref. 13914, together they sleep 6.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


Scarborough 10 miles; Pickering 8 miles; York 31 miles.

The lovely, country village of Snainton is situated at the foot of the North York Moors and is an ideal location from which to explore the popular coastal resorts of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey. Snainton boasts two pubs serving food, a fabulous riding centre catering for all ages and abilities, and an excellent children’s playground. A driving range with par 3, 9 hole golf course is close by and many walks, cycle rides and country drives can be found in the vicinity. Experience Scampston Walled Garden with its renowned restaurant, enjoy a day’s fishing at Wykeham, 4 miles away, or visit Dalby Forest with its good walking, mountain biking and “Go Ape” walks for the more adventurous! Pickering, with its famous steam railway, castle and Beck Isle Museum, and the historic city of York are both within easy driving distance.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas