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The Hayloft

(Ref. 1014979)

Spofforth, Yorkshire Dales - South Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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This property is highly rated by our customers!

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61 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a very relaxing week - the property is excellent a credit to the owners."

    We hope to stay again and will definitely recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Apr 2024

  • "Really well situated property, spotless, comfy and matched the pictures exactly - thanks!"

    Reviewed by James5.0Mar 2024

  • "The Hayloft was a very comfortable and well designed property."

    Everything was provided that we might need. It was very clean and ideally situated for touring and visiting the area.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Feb 2024

  • "We loved our stay for my birthday weekend nice peaceful and relaxing We ..."

    We loved our stay for my birthday weekend nice peaceful and relaxing We will definitely be back in the warmer months Thank you for having us

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jan 2024

  • "The Hayloft is a wonderful countryside retreat, we found the location to be so peaceful."

    Upon arrival to the property we found it in spotless condition. With clean cutlery + fresh bedding and towels. Pat and Duke have created a detailed guide on how all of the appliances and facilities work within the property. As well as a guide on, local attractions and grocery stores within close proximity. Our Hayloft stay was so special over the holiday season. We felt so relaxed and safe within the property. That much, we can’t wait to return. Hayloft is truly, an incredible stay. I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Dan5.0Dec 2023

  • "Warm , very clean & very welcoming."

    .. our 3rd annual visit ..perfect location for Harrogate & surrounds. Car park space right outside the front door is a particular bonus!

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Dec 2023

  • "We love the Hayloft."

    We have stayed here twice now, and hope to return again next year. It is very clean and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was a lovely few days in a delightful environment."

    The best cottage we have stayed in . Really grateful for the “extras” (wall pictures, kitchen equipment, bathroom soap etc)

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2023

  • "This was our second visit to The Hayloft - will not be our last."

    Some friends came with us this time and they are planning on returning as well. The Hayloft has everything you need - warm, comfortable and bed was amazing as well!!! A really chilled week was had by the four of us. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2023

  • "Had a fantastic stay at The Hayloft."

    Spotlessly clean and fully equipped ( the slow cooker was a real bonus which we made good use of) lovely comfortable bed and great bathroom. That bath is a beauty ! Ideal spot for getting out and exploring all that N Yorkshire has to offer. A Morrisons and a Sainsburys within 5 mins drive in either direction, the perfect getaway. We would highly recommend a stay at The Hayloft

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely place, and a great location for exploring."

    There is so much to do in the area, we need to return! We thought the decoration was really nice. And the whole place was comfortable. Especially like the bath/ shower and sofa in the bedroom, a lovely chilled coffee spot. Would have loved some bigger towels, with long hair I struggled a bit. Would return and recommend.

    Reviewed by Karyn5.0Sep 2023

  • "This property was certainly top dollar , everything you could possibly need was provided ,spotlessly clean ,hope to return in the not to distant future ."

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2023

  • "Accommodation was spotlessly clean on arrival and maintained to a high standard."

    A nice touch was the provision of puzzles and board games. It was the perfect base for exploring, walking and days out to York. Plenty of lovely places to eat closeby and a well stocked Morrison's just down the road if eating in. Would highly reccommend the Hayloft for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2023

  • "The accommodation is lovely and has all facilities, the main road can be noisy when the windows are open but we would definitely recommend the cottage and would rebook if we go that way again."

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2023

  • "It was a lovely converted barn extension."

    Very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Jun 2023

  • "Superb accommodation at The Hayloft, spacious, high quality and totally welcoming."

    Every aspect was to the highest standard and we wanted for absolutely nothing.

    Reviewed by Charles5.0May 2023

  • "We had a lovely week here."

    , There is everything you need in the accommodation and is in a good location for visiting the surrounding area. Spotlessly clean and comfortable, would recommend a visit .

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2023

  • "Great property, clean, spacious, comfortable and beautifully presented."

    Central for travelling. Second stay here can't wait to return.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2023

  • "This was our third visit, having used the Hayloft twice last year."

    The property itself is immaculate and the area around Harrogate offers plenty to see and do. On three days we visited attractions that we have never been to before and on the other days we happily made repeat visits.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Apr 2023

  • "Had a lovely stay despite some indifferent weather."

    Cottage was well equipped, certainly one that has been fitted with 'new stuff' instead of cast off furnishings which many owners see as acceptable. No issues with main road proximity or being on a working farm, purchased some lovely potatoes to bring home ! Unable to walk to village due to muddy fields and there being no footpath on main road. Useful bus services from Spofforth into Harrogate and Wetherby when leaving the car in the village.Castle pub in village and Kestrel in opposite direction from cottage are useful, nearby places to eat. Would certainly be happy to return.

    Reviewed by Philip4.4Mar 2023

  • "Our stay in the Hayloft was perfect."

    If you are looking for comfort,cleanliness, warmth,then the Hayloft is the place to stay.Everything in the cottage and the surrounding area was exceptional! We would definitely recommend to our family and friends. We are looking forward to going back for Christmas!Thanks for a lovely stay......Jayne and Keith.

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Mar 2023

  • "We have just returned from a lovely weeks break at the Hayloft."

    We found it just as described- extremely comfortable and lovely and warm. We had booked this so that we could attend a conference in Harrogate for part of the week and have a holiday for the rest. It was ideal for both. It is situated on a main road ( no road noise can be heard from the property) which as townies who find navigating narrow country lanes in the dark stressful was a real bonus.

    Reviewed by Erika5.0Feb 2023

  • "Based on a working farm."

    A beautiful lodge . Immaculate and everything their that you could possibly need . We travelled to knaresborough,harrogate and York from this lodge .all of which are only half hour drive away or less so not much travelling needed .it is a bit noisy in the mornings . But to be expected on a working farm . Lots of tractors etc . I would definitely go back .

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Feb 2023

  • "The Hayloft is a lovely, clean, comfortable, warm and well equipped cottage and a pleasure to return to at the end of the day."

    It is set in great walking country and there are lots of places of interest nearby even in January. We would definitely recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Charmian5.0Jan 2023

  • "The Hayloft is a wonderfully warm and welcoming cottage, It was very clean, very comfortable and extremely well equipped with good quality fittings and furnishings."

    Its location allows access to many parts of North Yorkshire ; Wetherby, Harrogate , York, Leeds, Skipton and beyond. It is situated on a working farm and although our outlook at the Hayloft was not the most picturesque, (sheds , outbuildings etc ) this did not detract from our overall stay. We would strongly recommend it and would readily return.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Jan 2023

  • "We had great stay at the Hayloft."

    The cottage was clean,warm and had everything we needed. It is situated in a lovely village close to Wetherby,Harrogate, Leeds and York. We were so happy and loved our stay so much we have booked Oak View and Church View for us and family to stay in year, counting down the days until we return.

    Reviewed by Glenn5.0Nov 2022

  • "Such a beautiful conversion."

    It is very clean and spacious, with everything you need. A real home from home. Perfect location. Although it is on a working farm, it is very peaceful. We will be booking it again next year. Definitely recommend it,.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2022

  • "Cottage was so clean and well equipped - everything we needed for a fab week."

    We really enjoyed our break at The Hayloft and are doing something we never do, booking it again for next year. The weather was a bonus, it was amazing, but the comforts of The Hayloft would have meant we could have stayed in - praying for rain next year - lol.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Oct 2022

  • "Gorgeous. Stunning conversion and ideal l9cation for visiting York, Knaesborough and Harrogate."

    Wetherby within 10 minutes drive.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Aug 2022

  • "The Hayloft is so convenient for Harrogate and Wetherby, although you are on a ..."

    The Hayloft is so convenient for Harrogate and Wetherby, although you are on a working farm it’s very peaceful, I plan to go back next year for the 3rd time, love it

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jul 2022

  • "Unique and superb property furnishings to a very high standard clean and well ..."

    Unique and superb property furnishings to a very high standard clean and well equipped the owners friendly and welcoming will certainly stay here again Barbara

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Jul 2022

  • "Hayloft was immaculately clean, comfortable ideal for two."

    Only negative if going for views you need to be booking one of the other cottages.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2022

  • "A very comfortable and centrally placed property in easy reach of many attractions including York, Harrogate and lovely countryside walks in abundance for all levels of walkers."

    Would definitely recommend to our family and friends and will return again to explore more a week is not enough time.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was a 'home from home' with every need catered for."

    The property itself was extremely well appointed and very clean - always a good sign. The property owner introduced herself on day 1 and was around to see us off on day 7. Never intrusive but there if we needed her. Location wise very well located for days out to the Dales, Harrogate, Knaresborough etc.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage, lovely decor and had everything you could think of and more."

    The little touches of the information folder, hand sanitizer, Dvd’s and magazines just made it perfect! The owners have thought of everything. Lovely and friendly Pat and Duke look after you well, they are very approachable and only to happy to help. The cottage is so well placed for trips to York and Harrogate and we will definitely be recommending the Hayloft to all our friends and family! Thank you for looking after us we had an amazing restful break with no stress or worries which was exactly what we needed.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0May 2022

  • "The Hayloft was beautifully appointed."

    ..everything you could possibly need. Ideally situated for many sites in and around Harrogate.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0May 2022

  • "High quality facilities."

    Well positioned. Everything you could possible want or ask for. We enjoyed our stay enormously.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2022

  • "Excellent cottage, everything you could ever require."

    Perfect is an understatement

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Apr 2022

  • "It was a lovely cottage."

    We have already booked to return staying at church view cottage for a week at the end of September. The Hayloft had everything you could want and more

    Reviewed by Rosalind5.0Mar 2022

  • "I really enjoyed my stay here, I was welcomed by the owner on arrival but thereafter was left without intrusion."

    It was comfortable, warm (I had to adjust the heating down!), well equipped & I had everything I needed. Parking was literally on the doorstep. All in all I had a relaxing week in a very comfortable environment, & although it was one of several cottages within the courtyard, I felt that I had privacy. A lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cottage between Spofforth and Harrogate, convenient for York, Harrogate and the Dales."

    The cottage is spacious for a couple with quality fittings including a superb bathroom. This is an adults only facility as the access to the property is from a fairly busy farmyard. I would have no hesitation in staying at this property again in the future.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Nov 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage."

    Couldn't fault anything. Spotless and everything you need is supplied. Very central for various places to visit. Hosts very friendly. Lucky enough to be there when lambs were being born. Although the cottage is on a busy working farm it did not interfere with our holiday in any way. Just perfect and would certainly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Oct 2021

  • "A delightful, well appointed property with everything one could need."

    Very much a working farm set in fascinating countryside. My only criticism is the photograph in the property description, which shows a view of open countryside from the window. What it doesn't show is the yard and farm buildings in the foreground.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Oct 2021

  • "Beautiful location Friendly hosts Fantastic facilities Lots to do and see"

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Oct 2021

  • "Great host, loved the location as well as the property."

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2021

  • "The Hay Loft is beautifully presented and has all the facilities anyone could want."

    Was particularly pleased to be able to leave doors etc open during the intense heat. I will be returning.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jul 2021

  • "Outstanding accommodation and we will be recommending it to our friends and family."

    Perfect location to visit all the places we wanted and The Castle Inn in Spofforth is a great venue for food and drink.

    Reviewed by Val5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect for our needs and with so much more to do we have rebooked."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2021

  • "From booking to checking out everything was effortless."

    Simple clear instructions made it so easy to have an amazing break at this fantastic place. The Haylift was home from home with more added luxuries like a sofa with a view in the big bedroom & a large bathroom with a bath & freestanding shower big enough for 2. Thank you we can thoroughly recommend the Hayloft & Sykes.

    Reviewed by Joyce5.0Jun 2021

  • "Everything was excellent and the owners of the farm very friendly and helpful."

    We asked to stay longer but they didn’t have any availability and that is how much we enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0May 2021

  • "The Hayloft was incredibly clean and the owners are to be congratulated for this as there was very little time between bookings."

    The cottage is situated on a busy farm and there was a new laundry being created in the building next door, but all the workers were very polite and considerate - one of them even pointed out that my car had a tyre that needed re-inflating. The en-suite shower was sheer luxury on a morning and when returning after a day's walking. The area is well served for those who enjoy hiking and there are several walks from the cottage door - with a public footpath going through the farm. The property is well placed between Knaresborough and Harrogate, with Knaresborough in particular being well set up with on street seating for lunches and teas (Covid restrictions still in place for eating in).

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Apr 2021

  • "We loved this place and had a very comfortable stay."

    Stylish decor, beautiful bathroom and the accommodation had everything you need. The owner is very friendly and helpful. Absolutely fabulous and we will return. Very highly recommended. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Dec 2020

  • "The Hayloft a superb modern cottage absolutely spotless with furnishings fixture and fittings of the highest quality."

    The highest accolade I am happy to conclude re this property is we believed it to be home from home . The farm location pleasant with parking outside the cottage . Location within easy reach of Harrogate, and many places of interest . Eating out is easy locally and walking in the area is very pleasant and easy walks can be achieved. We would happily use this property again in the future .

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a lovely comfortable stay at the Hayloft it is well equipped with everything you could possibly need."

    The location is ideal with easy access to Harrogate, Wetherby and the village of Spofforth. We would definitely recommend this property in a lovely quiet spot attached to the owner's farm.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful place to stay, cottage contained everything you could wish for, was clean and comfortable."

    Ideal location for exploring Yorkshire. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Aug 2020

  • "Nice relaxing stay"

    Reviewed by Tony4.4Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage with lots of fascilities ."

    We received a friendly welcome on arrival. Absolutely loved our stay on this working farm. We hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Jul 2020

  • "Cottage is beautiful, we have stayed next door (the granery) a few time."

    Due to having to cancel earlier we booked 'The Hayloft'. Not as large as the other but everthing needed is there. The sofa in bedroom is great to sit on watching the fabulous sunsets! Definitely recommend!

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Jul 2020

  • "Lovely accommodation - finished to a really high standard, well equipped and very cosy"

    Reviewed by Jan5.0Mar 2020

  • "The comfort, facilities and cleanliness of the accommodation were excellent though the closeness to a busy main road and busy farmyard was slightly less than perfect."

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Mar 2020

  • "The Hayloft is a lovely property from which to explore the Harrogate and Wetherby areas and it's not too far to Ilkley, Skipton and the southern Yorkshire Dales."

    It is very well equipped, clean and cosy - the heating is on all the time! We highly recommend a stay in The Hayloft.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jan 2020

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  • One king-size bedroom (zip/link can be twin on request) with en-suite bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Biomass central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV with Freeview and DVD, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available on request
  • Off-road parking for one car
  • Patio and access to shared courtyard
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub within 1 mile
  • Note: Children are not permitted at this property, babes-in-arms only
  • Note: The Hayloft is on the same complex as The Granary (915427) and Church View Cottage (998938).

The property

Spofforth 1 mile.

Situated just outside the centre of the small village of Spofforth is this charming getaway for a couple, offering a quiet countryside base after exploring the delightful nearby Harrogate.

The Hayloft is one of several properties which have been wonderfully converted from barn buildings to be high-quality holiday homes, located on a working livestock farm.

Hues of yellow and grey offset the natural wood floor and furnishings, and the inviting brown leather corner sofa, providing a snug spot to snuggle up in after an exciting day.

Delighting in the natural light flooding in from the patio door windows, this open-plan living space is light and bright, with a dining table perfect for perching with a morning coffee.

Over in the kitchen, muted grey cupboards hold all you need for rustling up some tasty treats, with a great range of appliances, including a fridge, freezer, dishwasher and washing machine; you've got it all.

Up on the first floor you will find the charming bedroom holding a sumptuous king-size bed, with a Juliet balcony meaning you can wake up to fresh country air and views beyond, with a sofa in here too which is lovely for a bit of evening reading.

The beautifully-presented bathroom offers a luxury experience with a bath and a separate large shower cubicle, it is completely tiled and has a wonderful skylight.

With your nearest amenities just a mile down the road, including a shop and pub in Spofforth, you have the essentials within easy reach.

Venture further into the Victorian spa town of Harrogate, where exquisite shopping can be found on the streets as well as rich heritage found in the Royal Pump Room Museum, The Turkish Baths, and Harrogate Theatre to name a few.

For some time in the great outdoors head to the Nidderdale AONB where Yorkshire's rolling countryside and hills offer wonderful terrain to discover with walks and hikes as well as cycling and mountain biking.

Within reach of the ancient walled city of York too, The Hayloft is a tranquil base for a romantic break in Yorkshire.

This cottage can be booked with ref 1014977, 915427, 998938 and 1083158 sleeping a total of 10 people.

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About the location


Wetherby 4. miles; Harrogate 5.4 miles.

Spofforth is a charming village situated in North Yorkshire, 5 miles south of Harrogate and 3 miles north west of Wetherby. Within this town you will find the parish church of All Saints Church, two pubs; the Castle and the Railway as well as a number of small businesses. For some history, you can explore Spofforth Castle, which was once home to the Percy family until the late 14th century. Today you will find the surviving remains, with free entry and charming walks surrounding. Other places of interest include the Angel House, where Roman Catholic priests were once hidden from the authorities within a Priest's Hole and the War Memorial to the residences who gave their lives, serving for their country. Nearby, is Stockeld Park, which is a Grade-I listed country house, where you can get lost in the maze or take a leisurely stroll through the woodlands. Situated 5 miles away is the town of Harrogate, located on the boarder of the Yorkshire Dale National Park. Within Harrogate itself you can explore the famous Turkish baths, the Valley Gardens or visit the Royal Pump Room.

Note: Children are not permitted at this property, babes-in-arms only.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas