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Cow Byre Cottage

Snainton near Scarborough, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 911892)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
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66 Customer Reviews

  • "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.

    Reviewed by JaniceOct 2021

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

    Beautiful area. Dan was very helpful.

    Reviewed by RuthJul 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 HeatherJun 2021

  • "First class accommodation."

    Reviewed by ClaireJun 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 RonaldMay 2021

  • "Cottage was spotlessly clean and tidy."

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

    Reviewed by JonathanApr 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 MonicaApr 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 AnnOct 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 DawnOct 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 AllanAug 2020

  • "A beautiful presented cottage."

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

    Reviewed by MarieAug 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 JoyJul 2020

  • "Excellent property, very nicely presented"

    Reviewed by LianeJul 2020

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

    Reviewed by HilaryJan 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 JudyDec 2019

  • "The owner was so lovely."

    The cottage was fantastic.

    Reviewed by WendyOct 2019

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

    Reviewed by RobertAug 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 TrevorJul 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 DerekJun 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 HeatherMay 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 RuthApr 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 AllanMar 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 StuartJan 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 LynnDec 2018

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

    Great service from Sykes.

    Reviewed by LeonSep 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 RitaSep 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 DavidAug 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 JohnAug 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 EilidhJul 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 DerekJun 2018

  • "The attitude of the owner."

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

    Reviewed by JenniferMay 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 GillianMay 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 FrederickApr 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 LesApr 2018

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

    Reviewed by JMar 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 AlexMar 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 AdeleFeb 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 KimNov 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 AngelaSep 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 JohnApr 2017

  • "Excellent cottage beautiful decor helpful owner good location"

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2017

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    Will be returning.

    Reviewed by DianeDec 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 JohnOct 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 SusanOct 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 SueAug 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 YvonneAug 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 MargueriteAug 2016

  • "Everything was perfect for a wonderful relaxing holiday."

    Reviewed by SimonJul 2016

  • "The cottage was in an excellent location for easy access to the coast."

    A lovely accommodation and perfect for pets. The owner were very friendly and helpful. We would definitely recommend this cosy dog friendly cottage to others.

    Reviewed by JenniferJul 2016

  • "Cow Byre Cottage was very comfortable with everything to a high standard."

    The cottage was well placed for visiting many places.

    Reviewed by KathrynApr 2016

  • "Cow Byre Cottage is a comfortable, clean cottage in a good location for visiting the area."

    Reviewed by SuzanneMar 2016

  • "The location was excellent for exploring North Yorkshire and the cottage was of a very high standard and the owner was also very helpful."

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2015

  • "The Cottage was beautiful and we loved its location."

    Reviewed by CherryOct 2015

  • "The cottage was amazing, in a super location and the owner was very helpful."

    We would love to make a return visit.

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2015

  • "Perfect accommodation."

    It was quite spacious for us two and our dog. The owner was very helpful and welcoming, and nearby for a lot of the time had we needed anything. There is a nice little pub less than ten minute walk away that served good food. Would definitely recommend and love to return.

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2015

  • "We had a wonderful holiday, the cottage is delightful and we have booked to return in September."

    Would recommend the cottage and this part of Yorkshire to anybody.

    Reviewed by JaniceMay 2015

  • "Absolutely amazing."

    The photos don't do it any justice, it's gorgeous. A perfect location and my doggy loved it in the big garden! Thank you so much.

    Reviewed by LucyMay 2015

  • "I couldn't fault the cottage, everyday me and my misses spent there we felt welcome as if it was our own home."

    Reviewed by ConnorApr 2015

  • "A nice well equipped cottage with a friendly owner."

    Well placed for both coast and inland villages.

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2015

  • "Superb cottage in an excellent location."

    never been east coast before, real eye opener. There are some really beautiful places. We will definitely go again, the owner was a really nice funny man. and our little dog absolutely loved it.

    Reviewed by TerryOct 2014

  • "This is a delightful cottage, beautifully furnished and decorated and very comfortable."

    The cottage was extremely clean and we had a wonderful time there. Would recommend it to anybody wanting a peaceful time. The owner was very helpful.

    Reviewed by JaniceSep 2014

  • "The cottage is in a great location to explore North Yorkshire."

    Reviewed by JamesSep 2014

  • "The owner was helpful, friendly and always there to help if needed."

    It was an excellent holiday and wonderful cottage. Every aspect was excellent.

    Reviewed by NatalieAug 2014

  • "I would recommend this delightful cottage."

    It is in a great location.

    Mrs RaeJul 2014

  • "You could not fault anything about this Cottage, we were made to feel very welcome by owner on arrival and wouldn't hesitate to recommend this Cottage to anyone."

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2014

  • "Being able to take our dog and stay in such a beautiful cottage."

    The Owner was very friendly and helpful. 10 minute walk to village pub serving good food. Ideal for travelling to Filey and Whitby. Look forward to returning next year. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2014

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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.


  • 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
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: A tablet computer is available to rent from the owner at £10 per week
  • A security deposit of £50 is required before use, which can be collected upon the safe return of the tablet
  • Please contact the owner for more information.

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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
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