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The Lodge

Snainton near Scarborough, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 29746)

4.4

Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 17

  • Bedrooms 8

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets Yes

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Features

  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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59 Customer Reviews

  • "Was perfect."

    The garden was amazing for the children and dogs, who had a ball! Plenty of space for everyone without feeling cavernous

    Thankyou for your feedback it is appreciated! The garden really is amazing as is the house so pleased the children had a ball! I hope your thinking of booking again already! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JonathanJun 2022

  • "A great place for a family reunion 8 adults and 7 children with plenty of space inside and out."

    Also a great location, not far from the sea and also Dalby Forest for cycling and Go Ape and the steam train from Pickering.

    Thankyou for your feedback it is appreciated! The Lodge is a great place of a huge size inside and outside also has a beautiful big back garden, making it ideal for large family or friends get togethers. I hope you are already thinking of booking again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JonathanMay 2022

  • "Perfect in every way!"

    Fantastic property, fantastic layout and space, amazing garden and hot tub. Perfect location - a playground and field in walking distance as well as a pub, and only 15 minutes drive to the coast. Will definitely return!

    Thankyou for your feedback it is really appreciated. The Lodge is a fantastic property. I am glad to hear you will be returning! The local pub does an amazing carvery if you did not try this stay you should definately try it your next!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by GemmaMay 2022

  • "Excellent home ..."

    Excellent home Spacious clean and well equipped Hot tub fabulous Yes, the road is a little noisy but there’s nothing the owners can do about that-bring ear plugs if you’re a light sleeper Showers very good Comfortable beds and lounge area The coachman within 5mins walk is fabulous for food and drinks Lots of lovely walks on doorstep and close to the coast -excellent location Would recommend and would love to return someday

    Thankyou for your feedback it is appreciated. The Lodge is a very beautiful spacious house. The Coachman is fabulous for food especially the Sunday carvery! I really hope you book to stay again soon . Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavinaMar 2022

  • "The perfect house for a family birthday."

    The children loved the garden. Adults loved the hot tub. The kitchen was very well equipped, the house was spacious but yet cosy and very warm. We would definitely recommend & return.

    Hi Jacqui thankyou so much for your feedback was lovely to meet you! The Lodge is such a beautiful house and meets the needs to all ages! Im glad you had a fantastic stay and hope you book again soon! Property Owner

    Reviewed by JacquiMar 2022

  • "Overall the cottage was superb."

    We all enjoyed our stay and would recommend this place to people. a few minor issues are- The cottage is situated next to 2 roads, one of them being a busy main road which made it noisy at times. Obviously there isnt anything the owners could do about this, but we would have prefered somehting a little more isolated. The garden was not very secure. Near the bottom there was not much of a boundry as parts of fencing had fallen down and had some nails poking out. It was not horrendously bad, guessing just damage from over the winter and just needed a little tlc. These were, as we said, minor issues and did not ruin our enjoyment of our stay at this cottage and we would recommend it.

    Reviewed by MarcusJan 2022

  • "Pros; Lovely big house with lots of space."

    An amazing garden. Kitchen was enormous and very well equipped. Lounges extremely comfortable and spacious. Good bedroom sizes, attic ones less so. Christmas decorations and trees Cons; Road noise. Bathroom adjacent to ground floor bedroom extremely basic. This bedroom always cold, despite radiator. Windows difficult to open(despite covid advice). One kitchen chair very wobbly

    Reviewed by MaryDec 2021

  • "The Lodge was a perfect house for our large family Christmas."

    We were initially concerned that it wouldn't feel like Christmas but we need not have worried as it had certainly been made to feel Christmassy, thank you! We were grateful that we could get in touch with the owners/ managing agents fairly early on as there were a few issues that needed addressing and getting an answer from Sykes was impossible. Thank you for sorting out the secondary glazing for our stay and although I know that you are in the process of changing these, we do still feel that clients should be made aware that some windows can't open if these are left in place. Despite the size and age of the property the house was extremely cosy. The one area that could do with a little more warmth was the corridor to the downstairs bedroom - perhaps curtains at the doors/ carpet on the floor? With all 15 of us using WiFi, we were grateful to have super efficient broadband! Thank you! The property is fairly well stocked with equipment although a few more mugs and extra tea towels (or let clients know to bring more than the two provided) would be beneficial. The dishwasher is also fairly old and although it worked ok during our stay, is held together by a plastic wire and has a very wobbly bottom shelf. It was also really handy to have a hand soap for each basin, thank you. The garden is huge and although we didn't use it as such, having the grounds and the hot tub was fantastic. We visited The Coachman Inn a number of times and can highly recommend. The little shop that also serves fish and chips was very handy and the butchers also has various provisions. There are some good walks, both local and further a field. If I could give the owners/ managers a separate star rating it would be a 5 as they were always at the end of a phone and very happy to sort out the few issues we had despite it being Christmas. I am absolutely sure that once all the updates have been completed at The Lodge, it will receive a very well deserved 5 star too.

    Thankyou for your feedback. We have taken it all on board. From buying more mugs to the curtains, and warmer flooring in the annex. It was a pleasure speaking to you and I wish you all the best for 2022 Property Owner

    Reviewed by AlastairDec 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay in this beautiful old house at the beginning of December."

    The property was well furnished and the kitchen is very well equipped. We made good use of the large hot tub and the dogs loved the very large garden. The house felt very comfortable and is so spacious. It is situated on a main road and there is some traffic noise but this would not deter me from booking again. If you want to have a celebration this is the house to have it in. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by SusanDec 2021

  • "We had a lovely week based at the Lodge with extended family - 5 children aged 3 - 7 and 9 adults across two generations."

    The house is spacious, the kitchen ideal for a group like ours and although a few things could be improved upgrades and refurbishment is ongoing so the house will soon be excellent. Any issues we had were resolved quickly where possible and Sam was extremely helpful and quick to respond to my messages. The garden is amazing and the children (young and old!) spent many hours exploring and enjoying it. The local area has a huge amount to offer activities-wise and the Lodge proved to be a brilliant base for us.

    Thank you for your feedback. The Lodge garden is huge perfect for children to explore It was lovely to meet you and I can confirm we always act on feedback to improve the property to keep our guests happy. Look forward to you staying again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by ClaireOct 2021

  • "Everyone enjoyed our stay, the house was amazing it and the garden went on for ..."

    Everyone enjoyed our stay, the house was amazing it and the garden went on for ever, the only thing was the ground floor shower n toilet it needs updating, but overall it was lovely, looking on your website for another break next year

    Thank you for your feedback. The Lodge really is amazing with fantastic garden. Look forward to you staying again soon. Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarolOct 2021

  • "The Lodge worked well for my 60th Birthday Party."

    Great garden and good parking made for a great place to relax on the Sunday after a great Carvery at the local. Excellent support and contact from the management team and their intention to ensure that everything ran smoothly, which it did. Thanks

    Thank you for your feedback. I am so pleased you enjoyed your 60th birthday party at The Lodge the garden really is great! I look forward to you staying at The Lodge again soon. Samantha. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2021

  • "We had so many problems whilst away and they were sorted but they shouldn’t have happened in the first place."

    Brand new boiler apparently and it kept breaking. The windows don’t open and considering how hot September has been it was very hot in the house. For the amount of money they are charging they could afford to get the windows fixed. It’s just all looking really run down, needs an overhaul. The garden however is great, so spacious. The kids loved it. Thankfully the weather was lovely so we didn’t have to spend much time in the house. I certainly won’t be paying next years prices as I don’t feel they reflect the property at all… you are paying for what’s around you.

    Thank you for your feedback it is appreciated. I understand your frustration regarding the boiler having to be re set a few times. As a new boiler had recently been installed we didn't think there would be any problems. There was a small amount of air trapped which caused this and this has now been resolved. I hope you liked your flowers and chocolates I brought to you one of the time as an apology. We have lots of ongoing work to improve The Manor House and one of the main objectives is to sort the windows . I really hope you stay at The Lodge again as I know this was your second time visiting and I know how much you all loved the garden. Thank you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EloiseSep 2021

  • "The garden at the lodge is massive and ideal for children and dogs."

    Thank you for your feedback it is appreciated. The garden is absolutely huge and beautiful and I'm so glad your children and dogs enjoyed it. I hope you choose to stay at The Lodge soon! Thank you again. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JohnSep 2021

  • "The location was excellent to satisfy a range of holiday needs of a large family get together with ages ranging from 2 to 68."

    These included several seaside resorts, a heritage steam railway, a theme park, pretty villages, National Trust properties and easy access to the Cleveland Way which was good for long coastal walks. The house accommodated all 17 of us with ease and the garden space was extensive. The Hot Tub was very popular. Both the house and garden were somewhat 'tired' yet, with investment, could be uplifted to outstanding. The accommodation could be (and was) used flexibly for the benefit of single family and group activities. Main disappointments revolve around cleaning. The following aspects were unsatisfactory; the cooker interior was in desperate need of a professional clean (we were not happy to use it), the kitchen floor (tiled) was long overdue a thorough clean, there were too many cobwebs and the surface of the kitchen island was sticky. Minor disappointments included, limited towel and toilet roll provision, a wet wall in the attic bedroom, a smell of sulphur from the attic sink, an ineffective dishwasher, and the attic and small 1st floor bedroom beds being less than comfortable.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2021

  • "The lodge is a nice large house that comfortably fitted our extended family."

    The garden is large and well maintained and the smaller children of the party could be left to run around to there hearts content.

    Reviewed by MatthewJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely family holiday with children and dogs."

    The Lodge was clean and comfortable and you could relax as it has a lived in feel. The children loved the garden even the unkept bits were exciting to them. If we were ever staying in the area again we would return.

    Reviewed by GillianJun 2021

  • "Beautiful home very spacious lovely garden and great hot tub."

    we had a problem with the heating it was fixed straight away. we would definatley recomend this property.

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2021

  • "Fabulous house in a great location, we were a mixed family group of adults and children, plenty of room for all of us, we had a problem with the Wi-Fi which was fixed very quickly."

    Slight downside was the freezer kept getting iced up at the bottom of the door which meant if you didn't keep it cleared the door wouldn't shut properly, the shelves on the fridge door were cracked and the other issue was that the outside bins weren't empty so filled up quite quickly. The above problems were however only minor and didn't spoil our holiday as the house and gardens are lovely and we would definitely stay here again it felt so homely.

    Reviewed by SheilaJul 2020

  • "Great house with plenty of space , extra shower room would have been helpful on first floor but we did manage."

    Top floor great apart from really squeaky doors but very quirky, nice big garden and great hot tub, would go again as great family gathering place.

    Reviewed by TraceyMar 2020

  • "Lovely place it was huge and definitely did what it needed to do."

    I wouldn’t say it was 5 star though, maybe 4 stars for a couple of reasons: It wasn’t very clean, all the coasters and matts were still dirty and a bread stick and plaster was found down the side of the sofa in one of the living rooms. Some of the bedrooms were absolutely freezing, I believe this is because the radiators didn’t work properly and needed bleeding as they were on but wouldn’t get any hotter and unlike other rooms in the house they had single panes of glass where as other rooms had a perspex sheeting ontop. When we arrived it would have been nice to have some sort of welcome hamper with a bottle of wine/prosecco and maybe some biscuit, tea bags and milk in the fridge, as it was a lot of money for 3 nights but there was no nice little thank you waiting for us. I have paid less before and got a lovely welcome hamper in previous Sykes cottages. I would have also expected a couple of matches and firelighters for the wood burner as the first night we couldn’t get it lit. It did say on the website these would be provided for the first night. Some of the rooms were a little cheap looking, one room was decorated amazingly, if all the rooms were like this then it would have made it feel a lot more up class and 5 star. The downstairs room was nice but the corridor leading up to it seemed really outdated, almost like a school locker room, this was one of the rooms that were freezing. I would also add it would benefit from having more mirrors in each room as it was hard for a large group of women to all get ready at the same time by sharing mirrors. And possibly more sockets closer to the mirrors as it was hard drying and styling hair so far away from the mirrors. On the other hand the showers were always lovely and hot, it was a lovely quiet village, the kitchen was amazing I loved the huge island it fit all our alcohol, snacks and more for the weekend. There’s a great pub up the road called The Coachman Inn, serving amazing food, but the service there was rubbish, I’m saying this just so others who go can expect that. The hot tub was great, it had a lot of grit in it obviously from people walking on the decking, but this would be hard to manage. It is a 15 minute drive from Dalby forest and a 20 minute drive from Scarborough. I would definitely recommend it to large familie/parties. Thanks for having us! Loren

    Reviewed by LorenMar 2020

  • "A few things need addressing, the bottom tray of the dishwasher is broken, botched with cable ties but just collapses, resulting in hand washing, bottom tray in fridge door also broken, top floor is freezing (when we were there end Feb), curtains come off tracks when opened/closed and downstairs annex shower room and toilet need updating, shower tray too high to step in and toilet/sink just dated and dead flies in window."

    Lastly having to strip the beds..... seriously.... all that money and you have to strip beds!!! Lovely big house, kitchen space is fab, could do with extra keys.

    Reviewed by HowardFeb 2020

  • "Absolutely superb The sun shone in late November It was my 70th birthday celebrations with family and friends."

    There were 16 adults 1 child and a toddler Everyone was delight with their rooms and the whole lay out of the property.We did take 2 bean bags with us so we could all get in one living room for my birthday night. As usually the kitchen was the hub of the property. Had a slight problem with a wheel chair until we found the best way was through the stable door in the dining room ... no step there! The hot tub was great....A great place for family celebration .

    Reviewed by ElizabethNov 2019

  • "We recently spent a weekend at The Lodge for a family celebration, and all had a great time."

    The Lodge is suitable for a large group, with plenty of space over 3 floors. The kitchen is a fabulous feature, with a large central island for gathering round. 2 seperate sitting rooms both had comfy sofas, together with a TV in each. Large dining room allows all guests to gather and eat together, although it was disappointing to find that the Aga is a non working feature! The property is listed as 5* but I feel there are several factors which let it down, and do not feel it is worthy of those 5 stars. The dishwasher - this was damaged and has been 'repaired' using string! Unfortunately this repair does not work and meant a lot of washing up, which is not what we wanted to be doing while away. The external lighting was practically non- existent. The light near the hot tub is damaged and non operational, and the only light that came on, lit up after you had gone past the large step/trip hazard. The downstairs bedroom annex is in desperate need of updating. The toilet and shower room are awful and feels like you are in an old church hall! The loft rooms are also quite soul-less and need some TLC, something as simple as bleeding the radiators to heat the room would help!. There are numerous problems with curtain tracks in the property with hooks missing, curtains falling off, or not opening/closing. Despite there being lots of pans in the kitchen, there is a lack of serving bowls. A coffee machine would also be a great addition. Most self catering properties we have stayed in have a 'staples' cupboard where you can find salt, pepper, sugar, herbs etc. but there was absolutely nothing like this which meant a trip out for basics. Finally, you are asked to strip the beds and leave all bedding down in the dining room....I am sorry but that is not something I expect from 5* accomodation. This said, we had an enjoyable weekend and if a small amount of money was spent on finishing touches, we would recommend the property.

    Reviewed by LouiseNov 2019

  • "The house and it's location were ideal for our needs, a family get together including three generations, to celebrate our Golden Wedding."

    Snainton Lodge is so spacious and comfortable that everyone could enjoy a great holiday. The location within easy reach of the coast, the moors and York meant that we were spoiled for choice for days out, and there was much more to see which we didn't have time to fit in.

    Reviewed by KOct 2019

  • "Fantastic house for a large group."

    Great kitchen facilities and a lovely big dining room which comfortably seated 13 of us. Bedrooms all comfortable and two good sized living rooms. And the hot tub was a great bonus

    Reviewed by EdOct 2019

  • "The rooms were very spacious and comfortable except in the heat when not all the windows would open."

    The garden was great for our 8 little family members to explore. The hot tub was good but it would have been good to be able to control the temperature as it was rather hot. There were plenty of lovely beaches, sporting activities, castles, and history to suit all tastes within an hour’s drive . The local shop/ fish and chip shop was an asset and very friendly.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2019

  • "Some bedroom windows could not be opened for ventilation due to fixed double glazing, therefore some of the bedrooms were uncomfortably warm for sleeping Otherwise the house was well presented with a modern well appointed kitchen and comfortable lounges and dining area."

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2019

  • "Great cottage with lovely enclosed garden good for the kids and dogs."

    Would benefit from coffee machine and tea pot, other than that a great place for a large family holiday.

    Reviewed by MaryJun 2019

  • "The Lodge in Snainton is a lovely house with plenty of room and a lovely garden."

    Access is a little limited through a doctors surgery carpark, the gate is difficult to open and there is only room for 4 cars not 5. The upper bathroom had a leaking wash basin, and one bathroom for 5 rooms to share is not ideal. The radiator in the downstairs bedroom would not shut off at all, and remained hot all night. My main complaint is your policy of charging me for a 4 night stay in June at the price of a 4 night stay in July, due to the exceptional reason of my having to change my date due to a bereavement in the family. According to the website you were able to relet the house for the date in July, furthermore I had been given the new price for June by your salesperson at the time of change. I consider your policy to be morally wrong and your offer of £50.00 towards another trip is derisory. I shall never book with Sykes again and will be taking my complaint further.

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2019

  • "We enjoyed the spacious lounges, the large screen televisions, the lovely well kept gardens with ample space to play on the lawns for children and young adults."

    The hot tub in particular was very popular with our group and during our weekend visit it was used every day and evening. The property was easily located and the key facility worked very well. We only had two small problems. Firstly we could not find a teapot and secondly we also could not find any salt or pepper Otherwise it was first class.

    Reviewed by IanMay 2019

  • "So much room for everybody."

    Loved the kitchen area and being able to eat altogether in the dining room. The hot-tub was a big hit. Would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by JaniceMay 2019

  • "Absolutely lovely house."

    Accommodated a family of 16 of all ages. Plenty of space for the kids to play and for the adults to relax. The house had everything you need and the hot tub is a lovely addition. Beautiful location with plenty to do in the area and a nice pub within walking distance. What more could you want!

    Reviewed by CassyApr 2019

  • "The garden was brilliant for the children and they really enjoyed it."

    The hot-tub was done differently to other houses that we have stayed in over the years, which usually have a mushroom float that needs to go in to help with chlorine. The showers were amazing but the beds were a little too hard for about half of our party. Not all the doors shut properly. The Wi-Fi wasn't amazing but it wasn't too bad but the kitchen was a great space. The owner was helpful and responded to messages. Overall, we all had an excellent time.

    Reviewed by LouiseApr 2019

  • "This cottage was perfect."

    Huge rooms and the beds were so comfortable. The garden was very private too for the hot tub. Plenty of Parking and I would love to go again

    Reviewed by MeganMar 2019

  • "A great home with plenty of room."

    Fantastic kitchen which we uses most of the time for socialising. All bedrooms were spacious and beds were comfy. We all would recommend the Lodge and want to thank you for allowing us to stay.

    Reviewed by JoanneFeb 2019

  • "We had a nice time at The Lodge - lovely gardens with the hot tub an added bonus."

    All rooms perfectly adequate. The downstairs toilet broke during our stay, but was fixed the next day, so brownie points for efficiency. Couple of essentials were missing, a teapot and cooking scales. Getting a couple more chairs for the dining table might be an idea. Also, the 'start' button on the dryer is pretty much inoperable. But overall, a very good experience.

    Reviewed by JoeOct 2018

  • "The Lodge is probably the best big house that we have stayed at."

    The rooms were all spacious, with plenty of comfortable seating downstairs (no sagging sofas!), and large, good-quality beds. The kitchen was very generously supplied with crockery and cutlery so there were no problems with running out of plates etc. There were also adequate pots & pans to cope with cooking for a crowd. If you don't want to cook, we can recommend the Fish & Chip shop in the village, and also the Cedarbarn Farm Shop & Café, near Pickering, for an excellent Sunday lunch. We did have a boiler failure during our stay but the owner quickly arranged for a plumber. There were a number of minor issues in the house that need attention, but overall it was well-kept, and various members of our party enjoyed the large garden and the hot-tub. Whilst you can just get five cars on the back yard, it is a squash for family-sized vehicles, and getting out again requires some manoeuvering!

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2018

  • "15 of my friends and I stayed here for the weekend for my 60th birthday."

    It was everything and more we could have expected. Apart from the Lodge itself and the grounds the Peacock Inn and local fish shop were welcoming and friendly. I would come again in a heartbeat, especially the thought of Christmas in the dining room and all sat round the log fire.

    Reviewed by carolSep 2018

  • "The cooking facilities were not sufficient for a group of 16."

    The oven would not fit enough in and was very slow. This meant we had to eat in shifts. The pictures led us to believe there was an Arga but this didn't work. Nor were there anything like enough wine glasses. We were constantly re-washing them. There were only 15 chairs in the dining room and this was after we had gathered one from a bathroom.Then we had to use one from the garden with a cushion on it. The position of the house on a main road and also a side road meant waking early morning from traffic and the lawns were badly maintained. We planned to play croquet but the grass was long and uneven. The ground floor bedroom was well below standard. No mirror in washbasin room for shaving, not enough coathangers, No suitable mirror in bedroom next to a plug for drying hair. However, overall, we had an enjoyable week and made the best of it.

    Reviewed by VeraAug 2018

  • "We had the most amazing time at the cottage."

    The cottage was bigger than we thought and the kitchen was huge. We stayed on a very sunny weekend so the garden was perfect for sitting around in the sun and the hot tub was brilliant in the evenings. The cottage is close to Scarborough and a few local pubs. We would definitely recommend staying here for any occasion. It’s perfect. Thank you very much

    Reviewed by HannahJul 2018

  • "We had a wonderful time and the children really enjoyed the Garden."

    My only suggestion would be that as you have ground floor accommodation, you are thinking of the guests that may struggle with the stairs, but there was no high seating in the lounges and the sofas were very low and difficult to get up from. We were very lucky with the weather so I sat mainly outside.

    Reviewed by SharonJun 2018

  • "The Lodge was absolutely wonderful."

    We had all the family together and it was the perfect space. The two living rooms kept everyone happy, and the garden and hot tub were just perfect. The landlord was fantastic and always at the end of the phone if we needed anything. We wil definitely be going back, and will definitely recommend The Lodge!

    Reviewed by GabbyJun 2018

  • "The lodge was a lovely place to stay ..."

    The lodge was a lovely place to stay The village had some lovely walks It was Central to go to places nearby Facilities are very good

    Reviewed by LyndaJun 2018

  • "The property is wonderful."

    Well maintained and luxurious with a very high standard of cleanliness. The gardens are worth the rental money on their own - simply stunning. Masses of space inside and we parked 6 cars. The kitchen is wonderful and all the bedrooms are super comfy. We did not have any problem with the road noise at all. The location is brilliant, with a shop just steps away, 2 good (though very different) pubs and fantastic fish & chips. Walk to Brompton by Sawdon and try The Post Office Tavern - we loved it! Great walks from the door - we didn't even go into Scarborough. In 20 years of renting properties, the owner was the best I have encountered. Thoroughly professional, reassuring and very proactive. I would not hesitate to recommend this very special property.

    Reviewed by StephanieMay 2018

  • "The accommodation was lovely, although some repair work was required and for this reason I am not sure the property should have a 5 star rating."

    The patio doors to the kitchen did not work properly and we had difficulty in opening and closing them. The back gates were in need of repair works and they kept swinging open in the wind and couldn't be locked safely. The advertisement for the wood stove should indicate that the starter pack will only last one day and perhaps highlight this in the final email, as we could have brought some from home but had to go out and buy additional wood. Only one toilet roll per toilet was provided - 4 toilets, and with us booking for 17 adults you can guess this didn't last long. We then had to go out and buy a 16 pack for the weekend. No one could connect to the WIFI all weekend and we followed the instructions to use the password at the back of the hub but it did not work. Finally, the hassle I had trying to get in touch with the owners for the key code to the property was terrible. I would recommend that this is controlled by Sykes Cottages themselves as getting the key code on the day we are to commence our holiday, when most of our family members and friends had already set off from their homes, unknowing whether they would have somewhere to sleep that night is ridiculous!! The owner did eventually get in touch when we had already arrived and been given the key code from Sykes and kindly allowed us to stay until 5pm on our final day, however, the damage so to speak had already been done and completely put me off booking with Sykes Cottages again!!

    Reviewed by MandyMay 2018

  • "Lovely large house that suited us well."

    As the weather was good children enjoyed the garden. I would request that the gates were mended as they did not stay closed and as we had 6 children and a dog this was rather a nuisance. The owner eventually got back to me with key info 2 days before our holiday and did not e mail or tx the information so was getting rather anxious. Apart from tat we had a lovely holiday and would use Sykes again

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2018

  • "Fantastic place, the magnificent kitchen that looks out onto the lovely gardens was where we spent most of our time."

    We all came from different corners of the world to meet up after 4 years and the place lived up to all expectations. Even a little shop over the road which was great for those small items we needed which was very handy. For the kids the hot tub was a winner. The rooms were great and the upstairs bathroom and the rain shower was cracking. The two pubs (5 mins walk) were well visited and don’t forget to try the local fish and chip shop. Being from Whitby originally, we were impressed with the fish and chips. The owner Aran, was great when I enquired I had not received the required code. Everyone of us absolutely enjoyed the place and the next time we all get together we will be diffently booking it again.

    Reviewed by KevinApr 2018

  • "You may want to get back to customers a little quicker when questions are raised."

    I chased the company many times

    Reviewed by VanessaMar 2018

  • "We had a lovely week with family and friends and would book again although there were a few things which would have improved the experience Kitchen bin full and needed emptying before we could use it Tumble drier did not work and Washing machine was left full of water and did not work."

    New fuses were bought and put into the plugs and both then worked. 4 /lamp / light bulbs not working on arrival (1 toilet light bulb) and no replacements found. Should keep replacements easily available as bulbs can go anytime. main fuse box kept tripping plunging ground floor into darkness first 2 times were easily fixed by young family but after that it was very difficult for my 80 year old husband to fix as it is situated very high up on the wall. Having said the above we would book again as it is a comfortable cosy place for a break

    Reviewed by MaryJan 2018

  • "Loved this property, loved the hot tub and loved the location"

    Reviewed by ShirleyAug 2017

  • "There were 15 of us at the lodge, we had a fantastic weekend."

    The building was more than big enough, comfortable and warm. Everything you need for a cracking weekend, we will defiantly book again.

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2016

  • "A little disgruntled at the communication received from the owners."

    We had to contact Sykes to obtain key collection details as both numbers provided by the owners weren't answered on several occasions. When we arrived the property was freezing, having a one and two year in tow wasn't ideal entering a freezing cold property. We rang the emergency number supplied by the owners and nobody answered. Luckily my Father in Law arrived later who is a plumber and sorted the heating. On a positive note we loved the property and would definitely consider returning (now we know how to work the heating). We were very lucky to be able to enter the property early which we were very grateful of. All bedrooms were comfortable, shower arrangements awkward as 2 are on the ground floor and only 1 on the second where the majority of the bedrooms are but wouldn't put us off returning. Local pub coachman's inn provided us very nice meals on Friday and Saturday. Cooking facilities within the cottage excellent.

    Reviewed by CharlotteNov 2016

  • "Beautiful house, ideal for large groups."

    Great location for lots of places of interest. There is some road noise but by the end of the holiday we'd become used to it. Dogs absolutely loved the garden. Hot tub a real bonus, used daily. Would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by KarenOct 2016

  • "Great for large party, hot tub was a great hit."

    Rooms very good, front bedroom on road side bit noisy in the mornings.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2016

  • "We went as a group of 15 work colleagues for a team building weekend and had a wonderful weekend."

    The Lodge is beautiful, all the beds are comfortable. The Lodge is a good base to visit Scarborough, Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and many other pretty places. Only one small drawback at the Lodge, the shower near the downstairs bedroom wasn't working.

    Reviewed by IsabelSep 2016

  • "Owner very helpful with the few problems we had"

    Reviewed by Anne MargaretAug 2016

  • "An unexpected maintenance issue arose (water leak)."

    The owner who was abroad, and had greeted us by phone from there shortly after our arrival, immediately arranged for the repair to be done. This required attention two days running and the owner offered some financial compensation for any inconvenience caused. We were very impressed. It is a very large house. At change-over five cleaners are employed to prepare the house for the next occupiers! The only slight drawback of this property was that reception of the mobile phone signal was variable. The equipping of this house is top notch, with fashionable decor and equipment especially in the large kitchen. This house is handy for Scarborough and Filey, in fact the whole North East Yorkshire coast, as well access to lovely country walks. We had an very enjoyable stay with our whole family, children and grand-children.

    Reviewed by RichardAug 2016

  • "We were very pleased with the property in general."

    The well kept garden was secure for all the children, who played there all week, especially in more overgrown section which was their jungle hideaway and adventure playground. The kitchen was well appointed and was the focus of the house. Plenty of good quality crockery and cookware so that we could prepare family meals together; a pity therefore that there were a couple of minor items missing. Good knives need a sharp edge, but I couldn't find a method of sharpening them. Resorted to using an old trick of using a terracotta plant pot rim to get a decent edge, until a late arrival brought a steel with her. Also a whisk would be useful, as making scrambled eggs for twelve proved to be an issue. The bathroom and shower rooms were very clean and well maintained, there was plenty of provision for the number of guests the property can hold. Similarly, bedrooms are airy and light, with good quality bed linen. A couple of the rooms had wardrobes that are looking a bit tired, but this is another minor concern. To my mind the bigger issue was that in a majority of rooms the Windows would not open, in fact the sash windows were covered with a sheet of clear Perspex. During our visit it was warm and the inability to open windows prevented us having a cooling breeze circulating the upper floors. We would return to The Lodge, it is very easy to reach Scarborough and other parts of this beautiful county. The location is superb, the general setting is superb and the house makes having a family holiday easy.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2016

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Summary

  • Over three floors
  • Eight bedrooms: 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x king-size double (with single day bed), 1 x King-size double, 3 x twin (one with basin and 2 x zip/link, can be super king-size double on request), 1 x second floor king size double leading to 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, twin basins and WC
  • Second floor bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Two ground floor shower rooms with shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with breakfast bar (seats 5)
  • External utility
  • Dining room (seats 18)
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Second sitting room with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove and electric fire
  • Gas range cooker, double electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with FreeSat, DVDs, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Two travel cots and two highchairs (these are in the property permanently)
  • Off road parking for 5 cars
  • Private enclosed lawned garden with decking, furniture and hot tub
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk

The property

This superb, Grade II listed detached stone property with an 8-person hot tub, lies in the small village of Snainton, between Scarborough and Pickering.

Full of warmth and character, The Lodge provides unique accommodation for family groups to enjoy time together in a wonderful part of the country.

From the moment you step inside this stunning property, you will be delighted with the luxuriously furnished, spacious rooms, which retain many original features of this beautiful building.

The large sociable kitchen has a quarry tiled floor, with bespoke units, an American-style fridge/freezer and a central island breakfast bar, enabling guests to sit and chat, whilst preparing tasty family meals using the gas range cooker and electric ovens.

Entertaining is no problem here, with a formal dining room that seats eighteen people and two bright and comfortable sitting rooms.

Toast your toes by the cosy woodburning stove in one room, or quietly relax with a book in the other; there is plenty of space to spread out here.

Set over three floors, there are eight bedrooms, with a mix of sumptuous super-king and twin beds, all with quality bedding and mattresses to ensure a good night's sleep.

On the top floor, the two bedrooms lead into each other and share a bathroom, making it an ideal private retreat for one family unit, whilst the ground floor super-king double has its own separate shower room.

To the rear of the property, is an enclosed lawned garden, perfect for a relaxing drink after a day spent exploring the area and a safe place for children to play and let off steam.

The bubbling hot tub, located in a sheltered sunny spot, is sure to be a big hit with everyone, where you can socialize and unwind after a busy day.

A five minute walk brings you to two local inns serving food, a traditional village store and a fish and chip shop.

There are many nearby walks, both along the Forge Valley and Dalby Forest, which has numerous cycling tracks for all abilities, whilst a few minutes’ drive brings you to the popular seaside resort of Scarborough, with its sandy beaches, painted beach huts and donkey rides.

Stroll along the promenade, enjoy the ornamental gardens, or dine in one of the many excellent restaurants.

The historic market towns of Pickering, Malton and Kirkbymoorside are all worth exploring, or you can take a trip on the North York Moors Steam Railway, which puffs its way from Pickering to Grosmont through the spectacular scenery of the heather clad moors.

With both countryside and coast to discover, your first visit to this exceptional property will not be your last!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £400.

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About the location

SNAINTON

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