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Upstairs Downstairs Cottage

Snainton near Scarborough, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 13914)



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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/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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78 Customer Reviews

  • "What a beautiful little cottage!"

    As soon as we arrived we felt at home. Very clean tidy and well kept .Dan the property owner was very welcoming and provided activities for our children in the garden. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to return.

    Reviewed by SOct 2021

  • "We had a fabulous stay in this gorgeous cottage!"

    Every effort had been made to make our stay as perfect as possible- that includes our dog Archie! The garden and surrounding area is beautiful and with the best fish and chip shop next door what more could you ask for! The cottage is ideally placed for discovering the surrounding area and the owner Dan couldn’t have been more welcoming and helpful, thank you Dan for all the lovely touches such as wine, delicious fruit and treats for Archie! It was a wonderful holiday!

    Reviewed by IanOct 2021

  • "Beautiful, clean, character Cottage."

    Fabulous & friendly host. Lovely outside areas to utilise with games for the children. Wash room facilities available. Central location to many places. Best fish & chip shop 20 yards away!!

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2021

  • "The owner of cottage Dan very welcoming and made sure we were happy and had everything we needed."

    Cleanliness of cottage was exceptional. Great base to explore the local area.

    Reviewed by GrantJul 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay at the upstairs downstairs cottage."

    The cottage is in a village with a pub in walking distance and a great chippie next door. Easy driving access to Whitby and Scarborough. The cottage was spotlessly clean and the owner Dan is a great guy and couldn’t have been more friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by SarahJul 2021

  • "Would highly recommend this cottage."

    Spotlessly clean, with everything you need, including a nice welcome pack. Furnishings and bedding all top quality. Dan is so friendly and funny and made us and our dogs feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by DeborahJul 2021

  • "Our stay was brilliant, Dan was super friendly and gave us some good advice on which roads were the best for riding our Harley Davidsons."

    There was a Fish and Chip shop 5 mins away and a friendly pub just up the road. It made a great base for our exploration of North Yorkshire moors and coastline. We will be back and hope to stay even longer next time

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage with comfortable bed and furnishings."

    We were made to feel most welcome. We would definitely book again as and when we next visit the area.

    Reviewed by IanMay 2021

  • "The cottage was like being at home."

    The owner Dan was very helpful and friendly. The cottage was ready for Christmas with a nice tree up. We would go back next year.

    Reviewed by KathleenDec 2020

  • "Excellent cottage with a really friendly owner."

    Extremely clean with everything you could possibly need. Will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by AmandaOct 2020

  • "We enjoyed this immensely."

    Very comfy and spotless. The owner was very friendly and knowledgeable gave good advice and information which was really helpful. We were close to Scarborough Filey and Pickering. And pubs short distance away. Fish and chips thirty yards away and delicious and a little shop selling most things. Outside was a manicured hedge and big garden well cultured. The cottage was just behind main road so advice of keeping dogs on leads is a definite. Would be happy to recommend to anyone to this cottage.

    Reviewed by RosemarieSep 2020

  • "Absolutely loved it!"

    We stayed on a short weekend mtb break and the cottage was more than what we expected, we kept our bikes safe and sound in the washroom outhouse, Dan the owner was so welcoming and was keen to tell us the best places to go for what we wanted (Thankyou so much Dan for a great stay!) we felt right at home in the cottage! Gorgeous modern decor with a cottage vibe, it had everything we needed for self catering! Fish shop just on the main road not even 1 minute walk and a supermarket 7miles away! We will definitely be back for another stay so we can discover more of Dalby forest

    Reviewed by JodieSep 2020

  • "Wow, what an amazing cottage to stay in."

    So comfy, warm and everything there you need. The decor and furnishings are superb. So handy to visit coast and North Yorks moors. Great little garden to exercise dog. No problem with parking. We will be booking again. Thanks Dan

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2020

  • "We had a lovely week in this comfy clean well equipped cottage"

    Reviewed by LizAug 2020

  • "Upstairs downstairs cottage is superb, a credit to its owners."

    Spotlessly clean with top class fixtures and fittings. Great location for exploring the moors and coast. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by GaryJul 2020

  • "This cottage is lovely in a really good location and has everything you could possibly need."

    We have previously stayed in the one bedroom cottage next door and both of them have been finished to a very high standard. Dan is a lovely man and congratulations to him for providing the best dog friendly accommodation we have ever stayed in. The Christmas decorations wine and chocolates were a lovely touch. We would have no hesitation in recommending either of these cottages.

    Reviewed by LynnDec 2019



    Reviewed by JeffNov 2019

  • "Cottage position, layout and secure large paddock for use with our dog was great."

    Comfy bed, great bathroom and spotlessly clean throughout. Great open plan living area. Minor moans, the cooker hood and workspace positions. The cottage is upside down living space includes quite a bit of the roof slope. Add in a cooker hood canopy with glass hood perfectly at eye level, whilst cooking or preparing food I constantly banged my head or my eye! Then saucepans struggled to cook 2 veg and potatoes on a Sunday lunch. Final little moan , no cleaning materials, like hob cleaner for the glass electric hob, shower or bath cleaner, these would have helped and did not feel inclined to go,and buy them! Overall though we would return just with a crash hat for when preparing food and cooking!

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2019

  • "Lovely well equipped clean and comfortable cottage dog friendly and Dan the ..."

    Lovely well equipped clean and comfortable cottage dog friendly and Dan the owner was ready to help with friendly advice if needed

    Reviewed by HazelAug 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage, home from home, beautiful setting with a big lawned area for our dog to play and run around."

    A lovely barbecue area with gas barbecue. It’s well situated to visit Scarborough, Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay, Castle Howard and many other beautiful places. Dan is a great host. We will certainly return in the future.

    Reviewed by LynneJun 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage which couldn't be faulted."

    Great base for exploring the area. Would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by TerryApr 2019

  • "Lovely clean comfortable cottage, owner was very nice and nothing was too much trouble, great to be next to chip shop too!"

    Would certainly recommend staying there

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2019

  • "Our first time in North Yorkshire and the cottage was superb."

    Very well presented , comfy and warm (Janruary). Well located to explore the area...Scarborough a very nice place with some great Victoriana and quite a buzz to it. Whitby a gem and fish n chips mmmmm... The local Downe Arms in Wykeham serves very good food in a nice ambience.. and nothing is too much trouble for Daniel the owner of the cottage...all in all a great place to stay and explore a very interesting part of the country.,,, Another Sykes winner.....! Geoff and Vicki Thomas Surrey UK

    Reviewed by GeoffJan 2019

  • "The converted barn was an excellent base for visiting different places, extremely clean and beautifully presented."

    Dan the owner is a really genuine guy, nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by KathleenSep 2018

  • "Lovely cottage,best we have stayed in by far."

    A lovely host too,would more than recommend this beautiful holiday home.Brilliant location and friendly locals too.

    Reviewed by DorothySep 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great location Dan was a great host would definitely recommend"

    Reviewed by MarkAug 2018

  • "Another fabulous stay at the upstairs downstairs cottage in Snainton ."

    Great location spotlessly clean and owner Dan could not of been any nicer . I highly recommend this cottage .

    Reviewed by LuvyAug 2018

  • "This cottage was a real find."

    I cannot believe how clean it is! It's just great, so comfortable Dan has thought of everything. We loved it, the location was excellent, within striking distance of most everything - coast, forest, scenic drives, views, really good fish & chips (next door), local Shop (all of two minutes walk) which was excellent e.g. my favourite wine at £3 less than a supermarket I use at home. On our first day they actually put some out the back for me. And such friendly people both there and in the village. Bus stop about 1 minute away either direction and if you are lucky you will pick up en-route some fresh produce, raspberries, green beans and blackcurrants being sold outside a house but be quick, they go fast! The cottage backs onto paddocks and we were very lucky to attend the Stables open event on Sunday, great fun, and we enjoyed seeing the foal each morning. Lovely garden facility and again Dan has thoughtfully provided rustic tables and chairs for guests. Neither of us are particularly cat lovers but the two resident cats had me eating out of their paws, hello Spikey and Norman. And as for Dan, well he's one of life's characters! Thanks Dan - your cottage is lovely!

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2018

  • "Gorgeous area."

    Not an ideal cottage for families with small children as stairs are quite steep and open to falls. Good for older ones but very low walls / extracted fan on oven - hit my head countless number of times. Gorgeous garden to rear of property though you need to keep checking for dog poo - had a few accidents in children’s footwear. Also falling piece of wood from Window which narrowly missed my daughters head. Apart from these few issues it was nice and comfy.

    Reviewed by MelMay 2018

  • "Everything was perfect, the cottage was spotless the garden at the back of the cottage was well tended."

    The pub and shop was a walk away and close enough to drive to the coast

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2018

  • "Loved this cottage, homely feel, well equipped and very clean."

    Good location for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by PatriciaApr 2018

  • "The cottage was exceptional."

    It was very clean, cosy and well equipped. A bottle of wine and some milk were ready for us We were extremely impressed and will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by SusanFeb 2018

  • "This is a brilliant property in a brilliant location and perfect for families relaxing."

    Dan the owner is very polite and always on hand for any support or advice. This is our second visit to this property and we just love it. Great location to escape and enjoy a relaxing break. Fish and chip shop next door is outstanding and we visited the local golf centre which also provided foot golf which the kids just loved. We also visited Alphamere Swimming Pool in Scarborough, wow what an experience. The outdoor pool was just like having a hot bath!! Fantastic. We will certainly be visiting again. Thank You Sykes.

    Reviewed by KevinFeb 2018

  • "Outstanding fantastic cottage !"

    Located in a great base for walking the Yorkshire Coast and the North Yorkshire Moors Luxurious,spotlessly clean,well equipped and extremely comfortable. Fantastic attention to the little extras that really made us feel welcome. Regularly take 3-4 cottage holidays a year and Upstairs Downstairs by far one of the best A real credit to the owner Will definitely return

    Reviewed by AndrewNov 2017

  • "We loved this cottage it was perfect for all of us including the dog, we were very sad to leave and,will definitely be booking again."

    It was perfect.

    Reviewed by LuvyApr 2017

  • "Had an amazing time there and Daniel was very friendly and helpful we want to go back and stay for longer we just loved every little bit!"

    Reviewed by RebekahMar 2017

  • "Owner extremely welcoming and helpful."

    Wonderful cottage.

    Reviewed by LeslieJan 2017

  • "Would highly recommend this cottage, spotless, done to a very high standard, great location."

    Reviewed by LeaDec 2016

  • "Lovely Xmas touches!"

    Reviewed by JackieDec 2016

  • "The cottage was lovely, comfortable and very well equipped."

    We were made very welcome and had a lovely week. Even had fantastic weather which is a bonus in October. Very highly recommended

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2016

  • "The photos don't do this cottage justice, it is finished to an extremely high spec throughout and is incredibly comfortable."

    Location is ideal for exploring the Yorkshire Coast and nearby attractions and the large enclosed garden is a real plus which makes this is a truly dog friendly property. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by EmmaSep 2016

  • "Beautiful, high standard all round"

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2016

  • "Receive a warm welcome as soon as we arrived."

    Cottage was wonderful. Throughly enjoyed our stay!

    Reviewed by AshleighAug 2016

  • "What a lovely cottage it had everything you could need and more."

    The owner was very friendly and helped to make our stay so enjoyable.

    Reviewed by JaneJun 2016

  • "Another perfect stay at Upstairs Downstairs."

    ... Highly recommended

    Reviewed by GaryJun 2016

  • "Beautiful accommodation with a friendly and helpful owner whose business premises share the same courtyard."

    Reviewed by GrahamMay 2016

  • "A cosy cottage with a lovely patio area and a friendly owner, it was a home from home."

    Reviewed by JackieMay 2016

  • "The cottage was like a new house inside, and very warm too."

    Reviewed by LeighApr 2016

  • "A very clean and beautifully decorated property."

    Reviewed by KevinApr 2016

  • "Great cottage ran by very nice and friendly people."

    Reviewed by JamesMar 2016

  • "The cottage was outstanding."

    Excellent accommodation and very clean and spotless. The location was excellent for touring around the area.

    Reviewed by ClaireFeb 2016

  • "The cottage was perfect, no problems at all, the overall standard was excellent and we are planning to return."

    It was pet friendly and had a wonderful garden for the dog to run around in. The holiday in general was lovely and the countryside beautiful, there is so much to see and not enough time to see it all.

    Reviewed by JennyAug 2015

  • "The property was fantastic and the area was lovely."

    Reviewed by DeborahJul 2015

  • "An ideal location for exploring the coast."

    There was a very high standard of fixtures and finish in the accommodation. It was nice and peaceful, felt very relaxed. WiFi was a welcome addition to be able to plan where to go etc.

    Reviewed by CraigJun 2015

  • "A very kind and friendly proprietor and a beautiful standard of cottage and equipment."

    Reviewed by AlanMay 2015

  • "The cottage was extremely high quality and very well equipped."

    It was so comfortable you could easily live there! The owner was easy to get hold of beforehand and very friendly and helpful. Snainton is a great location for visiting the surrounding area and we can particularly recommend eating at The Coachmans Inn in the village.

    Reviewed by LucyNov 2014

  • "We found everything superb, the owners friendliness and welcome."

    Attention to detail in the cottage facilities, and the weather was fabulous.

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2014

  • "Upstairs Downstairs Cottage is beautiful, very clean and well maintained."

    The owner greeted us in person and made us feel very welcome.

    Reviewed by DieterSep 2014

  • "The owner was very welcoming, hospitable and friendly."

    The cottage was of a very high standard and perfect for us and our dog. It was comfortable, very well appointed and peaceful with a lovely area to sit outside. The garden is very large and there is dog walking almost next door. There is a pub, excellent fish & chip shop and butcher within 100 metres and a shop a little further.

    Reviewed by ElaineSep 2014

  • "Fantastic cottage, lovely location perfect for coastal exploring in Scarborough, Whitby and Filey."

    Reviewed by PaulaAug 2014

  • "The cottage was finished off to a very high standard."

    The owner has put in a lot of his own work and finishing touches. A great location for exploring the surrounding areas.

    Reviewed by OliveJul 2014

  • "Fantastic cottage."

    Friendly and helpful owner. Would definitely recommend to others. 10/10 in all respects.

    Reviewed by VeronicaJun 2014

  • "The whole thing about this holiday cottage was 100% - it was like going from home to home."

    This was a holiday cottage that you would recommend to anyone.

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2014

  • "The accommodation is a very high standard - spotlessly clean and lots of things provided to make it homely."

    The Owner was friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by KateMay 2014

  • "The cottage is built to a very high standard and nothing has been overlooked."

    It was immaculate in every way. The owners are very welcoming and we look forward to a return visit.

    Reviewed by LindaFeb 2014

  • "The house was extremely clean."

    Brilliant location for exploring the surrounding area. Very good places to eat nearby.

    Reviewed by MollyJan 2014

  • "Very impressed with the quality of the renovation, it has everything you would need in a holiday cottage."

    Would return, and will recommend to friends and family.

    Reviewed by TonyOct 2013

  • "The cottage was beautiful and finished to a very high standard."

    The owners (and their pets) were lovely too. The cottage was ideally based to explore the coastline from Whitby to Flamborough Head.

    Reviewed by KenOct 2013

  • "The cottage is absolutely lovely, everything is perfect, a really fresh new property, and the owners are really welcoming."

    We would definitely go back if we choose to go the area.

    Reviewed by JanetSep 2013

  • "The cottage itself was lovely with a lot of thoughtful little extras left for us such as bread and milk, cereals and fruit."

    It was very nicely decorated and furnished to a high standard.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2013

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a great location, 10/10!"

    Reviewed by ShirleySep 2013

  • "The cottage was perfect, and in an ideal location for both the coast and the countryside."

    Reviewed by DeborahAug 2013

  • "Cottage was perfect."


    Reviewed by DaleAug 2013

  • "Lovely cottage, lovely owners."

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2013

  • "A lovely cottage with modern fixings and fittings,very cosy and in an ideal location for various attractions."

    The owners were very helpful and accommodating. Overall a beautiful property in a lovely location.

    Reviewed by TracyJun 2013

  • "The standard of the accomodation was excellent."

    Reviewed by LindseyMay 2013

  • "The upside down cottage was beautifully decorated and presented."

    Reviewed by FionaApr 2013

  • "The cottage is a beautifully renovated barn with good facilities."

    Reviewed by NicholasApr 2013

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The property

A superb, detached upside down barn conversion in a courtyard setting in the pretty village of Snainton.

Immaculately presented throughout, this Snainton cottage would suit couples or a small family wanting to enjoy both the stunning countryside and the nearby coastal resorts of Scarborough and Filey.

Boasting first-class accommodation, each room has been tastefully furnished and styled, creating a warm and welcoming ambience in this Snainton cottage.

On the first floor, the spacious open plan living area retains original beams in the pitched roof, with oak flooring and doors and handcrafted, bespoke furniture, whilst the quirky wrought iron staircase leads down to two charming bedrooms and a modern travertine tiled bathroom.

From the fitted kitchen in this Snainton cottage, a glass door leads to external steps to a sheltered, south-facing patio, ideal for alfresco dining.

A five minute walk brings you to the two local inns serving real ale and good food and a fish and chip shop.

Based in a wonderful location, this Snainton cottage is close to Dalby Forest, with walking and cycling tracks, whilst the vibrant seaside town of Scarborough is a few minutes' drive, with its sandy beaches, pretty parks and the famous Stephen Joseph Theatre.

In the local vicinity there are numerous excellent restaurants to sample and the historic market towns of Pickering and Helmsley to visit.

Why not take a trip on the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway, which meanders through the heather clad moors, or enjoy a day out to the Viking city of York?

A splendid Snainton cottage for everyone to enjoy.

Note: This property is next to Ref. 911892, together they sleep 6.


  • Two ground floor bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single day bed with pull-out bed (can be a king-size double on request)
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • First floor open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • External utility.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer in external utility, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD, radio, iPod dock, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Paved courtyard 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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