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Granary Cottage

(Ref. 1211)

Staintondale, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Seaside
  • Broadband / WiFi

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68 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a wonderful short stay at Granary Cottage."

    We had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Kitchen had everything we needed and beds and bedding were comfortable. It was in a perfect location for visiting places on the moors such as Grosmont and Goathland as well as quick access to Whitby and Scarborough. We enjoyed walking from the door to Ravenscar with a welcome refreshment break at the National Trust tearoom.

    Reviewed by Frankie5.0Oct 2023

  • "The Granary Cottage was lovely."

    It is conveniently located to Whitby, Robin's Hood Bay and other nearby villages and towns, despite being incredibly peaceful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the cottage and the host, Cara, was very responsive!

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Oct 2023

  • "We have stayed here before and will again."

    Everything we need is in the cottage and it's always clean and tidy when we come.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Oct 2023

  • "Great, nice and quiet location for a relaxing break."

    . There was a lovely welcome bag, much appreciated. Spent a lovely day in Whitby, well worth a visit. All round a lovely place to stay, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Russell5.0Oct 2023

  • "The Cottage was beautiful and very clean and cozy."

    The kitchen was very well equipped and had everything we needed. The shower was very good and my bed was very comfortable. Sadly the downstairs furniture wasn’t so comfortable. Although leather wears very well and they looked ok, there was no support in the innards of the sofa, so I sank back into a hollow and my knees were higher than my hips. Shame, because the rest was perfect. Key safe made arriving and leaving very simple. The property is in a beautiful area and was convenient for Whitby, Scarborough and lots of lovely nearby walks. Would recommend Scalby Mill Inn for lovely and very reasonable food and dogs are made welcome. North shore at Scarborough was great for the dogs too.

    Reviewed by Barbara4.1Sep 2023

  • "A nice cosy cottage in a peaceful quiet setting."

    Central to lots of places to visit along the coast and inland. Plenty of pubs in the area where you can have a nice meal.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Aug 2023

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Granary Cottage."

    The cottage was clean and well equipped with everything you could possibly need. The private, walled garden was great, nice and secure for our dog to enjoy. The surroundings are picture perfect. Quiet and restful but central to surrounding places of interest. We would definitely love to come back. Thank you for a wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by Lindsay4.7Aug 2023

  • "Lovely home away from home."

    Comfortable and easy to find. Central location for the exploring the local area. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jul 2023

  • "Grab rail in bath/shower is needed."

    Shower needs updating to provide better flow and control. Oven underpowered.

    Thank you for your feedback. We are more than happy to answer any queries prior to booking to help you ensure that you can choose the most suitable cottage but we had not been made aware that you required a grab rail for the bath. The shower is a modern Mira Sport with 3 power flows as well as 4 different shower head settings to ensure that you have full control over the temperature, the speed of flow plus options as to the style of shower so you can adjust to personal preference. As the shower is relatively new with a good flow and options to suit each user, we do not feel that it needs updating so we are sorry that this was not to your liking. The oven is a multifunction fan oven with several different functions which heats to temperature and it has been tested and is working well. We strive to provide a lovely environment in Granary Cottage so we hope you enjoyed your holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.4Jun 2023

  • "Perfect,we enjoyed every minute of our stay, perfect location."

    Reviewed by Edward5.0May 2023

  • "Just simply perfect, cottage, contents, location all A1."

    In the country nice and quiet but not too far away from all the places we wanted to go, eg Whitby, Robin Hood bay, Goathland, Grosmont, Saltburn, RSPB Bempton Cliffs plus lots more. We got lots of photos of the Gannets. Also Steam trains. This was one of our better holidays for along time. Cottage was fab, weather a bit mixed all week but even that could not spoil our excellent holiday in this Clean, warm snug cottage. Thank you

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in great location."

    Very quiet yet only 10 miles or so from Whitby and Scarborough. Great forest and coastal walks nearby - we had our dog with us and she loved it. Lovely walk up disused rail line from Ravenscar also. Recommend Ravenscar cafe for breakfast and snacks just a mile or so away and Blacksmiths inn in cloughton close to for food as nearest pub the Falcon appears to be being refurbished. Cottage lovely and clean - Bedrooms small but as expected in barn conversion so no complaints although if you were tall they may be a problem with very low beams. Lots of extra kitchen bits and bobs provided and thoughtful welcome gift appreciated. Enclosed garden for dog was good for us also. Only comment would be pillows were very soft and seemed lumpy but that could be our personal preference. Would recommend.

    Thank you for your comments, it is great to hear that you thought Granary Cottage was lovely. We have since changed the pillows so that guests now have a choice to suit personal preference and we hope to welcome you back to the cottage again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Julie4.7Apr 2023

  • "A lovely cottage, very clean well presented throughout."

    Not far from the coast you can drive to whitby scarborough filey, plenty of walks if you have dogs very pleased

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a peaceful location and beautiful area of the country."

    We wanted for nothing as absolutely everything was provided at the cottage. For us, being "oldies", the settee was rather low but it's not a criticism. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would certainly consider going back again in the future.

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Sep 2022

  • "The cottage was as described, is well equipped and maintained and was perfect for the two us and our dogs."

    The handover couldn't have been simpler and the owner was really helpful with a couple of queries we had. It's well placed for visiting both the coast and inland sites of the North Yorks Moors park with many interesting places to visit within an hours drive. Would visit again and recommend.

    Reviewed by Tim4.4Aug 2022

  • "Very rural location, which was good as it was quiet, we were able to get out and about to the local places of interests, such as Robin Hoods Bay and the walk to Ravenscar was lovely (along the coast)."

    We had dogs and it was great for them too! All in all it was a lovely venue, it was just disappointing that the Falcon Inn had recently closed which meant we had to drive to eat out, we found the Bryherstone Pub, which was a good venue for food with excellent customer service.

    Reviewed by Jayne3.8Jul 2022

  • "The property was clean, well equipped and cosy."

    Reviewed by Kelly-anne4.7Jun 2022

  • "Good location easy distance to whitby and scarborough."

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2022

  • "A comfortable little cottage situated in aa quiet location which exactly suited us"

    Reviewed by David4.4Apr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay ."

    I was very pleased with how clean it was and all the extra thoughtfulness that was given to things you may need but have forgotten .The setting was lovely and all in all I would recommend this cottage to friends and family .Thanks for a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely, very clean and well equipped and the welcome pack was much appreciated - the fruit loaf was yummy!"

    Cara our host was lovely and very helpful so all in all a great few days away. As an EV owner finding a charging point presented some challenges with Lidl in Scarborough being the closest. The addition of an EV charging point would be the icing on the cake!

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Apr 2022

  • "We stayed in the granary cottage for my husband’s birthday."

    I contacted the owner and asked if she would kindly put a cream tea on for a surprise for my husband before we arrived obviously at an extra cost for which she obliged the cream tea was a big surprise for him and an enjoyable one too. The cottage was beautiful well equipped and clean we would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in a very nice area."

    Reviewed by Hannah4.7Mar 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful location not far from anywhere."

    Lovely and peaceful. Will definitely recommend to friends and be back ourselves

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Mar 2022

  • "Loved it fantastic dog friendly cottage Cara the owner does a great job"

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Dec 2021

  • "Me and my two dogs had a wonderful week in the cottage, it was a great base to explore the area from, very clean and comfortable, everything you could possibly need."

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a lovely time at Granary Cottage."

    Its nice and quiet in the countryside to close enough to see the sea and visit. We had lots of fun walking and got wet through one of the days but the cottage is so well equipped with all the essentials you could possibly need. I hadnt packed washing detergent as we were only there for 3 days but when we DEFINITELY needed to wash/dry we could. The secure yard was perfect for our dog. Everything was super clean and it was a pleasure to stay there. We will be planning a return trip. The cottage was perfectly located, warm and cosy. We visited at the end of October.

    Reviewed by Stacey5.0Oct 2021

  • "This is a well serviced cottage in a beautiful setting."

    The farm is immaculate. My only issue was the bed, it was a bit hard and I could not get comfortable and the bedrooms were very hot. It was mild for October and we did turn heating off but the bedrooms were stuffy. A great little cottage

    Reviewed by Colette4.4Oct 2021

  • "Located in the countryside but easy access to Whitby, Scarborough, Robin Hoods Bay and Filey."

    We also were able to enjoy the North York Moors Steam train from Pickering to Whitby and a drive through Dalby Forest. After spending each day out and about it was lovely to return to our cosy cottage.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent well maintained cottage."

    Quiet location. Good walking area. Easily accessible to Whitby/Scarborough road and beyond via A171, 3 minutes drive away. Would happily visit again.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2021

  • "Wonderful quiet location."

    So peaceful and relaxing

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jul 2021

  • "Loverly peaceful spot"

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "It’s a lovely small cottage in a beautiful quiet spot."

    Suggestions for improvements: a more powerful shower, a larger fridge and a higher fence in the back garden.

    Reviewed by Annabel4.7Jul 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay at Granary Cottage; the outside space really surprised us as it was larger than expected, and a really great sun trap!"

    The cottage was lovely, very clean and comfortable. The bedrooms were smaller than expected but fine for a couple of nights' stay. Would absolutely recommend and stay again!

    Reviewed by Laura4.7Jun 2021

  • "Smaller than expected but very well appointed in a very nice location a couple of little suggestions for improvement a couple of extra coat hooks in the living area will be welcome this is classified as a 3 person let but only 2 coat hooks also a long handled broom will be useful, ."

    Instructions for opetating dvd seem to be for a different machine/tv and could not get it to work which was unfotunate especially as we were unfotunate with the weather

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7May 2021

  • "Lovely cottage set in peaceful countryside surroundings."

    Very small but more than adequate for our week away. Unfortunately we were there before lockdown had been totally lifted (holiday postponed from last year) so none of the local pubs were open for dining out, which meant a fair trek to Scarborough for a take-away. Great for dog walking, though very hilly, as you would expect in the Yorkshire Moors! The cottage had a small enclosed courtyard at the back, so the dogs were completely safe which is a must when I book anywhere. The only thing I would point out is that the stair treads are fairly narrow and a long-handled broom would not have gone amiss. Overall a lovely little cottage in the heart of farmland on the moors. Perhaps a little too remote for us, but that's just a personal opinion.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Apr 2021

  • "Great weeks break away from it all."

    Owners were grand and friendly and helpful. Cottage was lovely and suited the purpose. perfect.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Oct 2020

  • "Very clean was lefted biscuits cake and tea bags everything you needed lovely break away"

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2020

  • "Second time that we have visited the cottages at Tofta Farm and would recommend it to anyone."

    A fantastic base to visit this beautiful part of the world.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Jul 2020

  • "We are very pleased with our holiday the dogs loved i would book it again thank you"

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Nov 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely beautiful; it is very tastefully decorated and furnished and all of the little touches make it a special experience."

    The owners have provided everything you need so you don't have to worry about anything. The location of the Cottage is really nice, with great scenery and easy access to all the local visiting sites and great walks. We really enjoyed staying at Granary Cottage and plan on returning in the future.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2019

  • "This is a little gem whose owners clearly have an eye for detail."

    In over 40 years of hiring self-catering properties (2 to 5 times a year) I have never experienced a property which was so well-equipped. Despite being on holiday. I always cook from scratch and usually find that something is 'missing' - but not at Granary Cottage. It was exactly as described and shown in the listing and from the moment I entered I knew it would suit my needs perfectly. Everything was spotlessly clean and well thought out and provided for, plus the location was peaceful. My previous experiences - Often, there is initially disappointment when entering a property and a feeling of being let down. Often, if a property is for 3 people, there are just 3 of everything. Often, equipment is not provided or is well-used and/or mis-matched. BUT I cannot fault Granary Cottage

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Sep 2019

  • "A welcoming box of hard chocolate toffees was awaiting our arrival, but a small bottle of milk in the fridge so that we could have had tea/coffee would have been more appreciated."

    We found the cottage to be quite dark inside and lacking in natural light . There was no real garden for the dog to roam in just a courtyard type garden. We were expecting to sit outside and look at the view but there was not one.Apart from that we found the cottage well eguipped and comfortable.

    Reviewed by Keith3.8Jul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, clean with everything that you could possibly need."

    Granary Cottage is in beautiful surroundings, and the booklet left by the owners gave you instruction of how to find local shops, beaches and eatery's. The cottage itself was fully equipped, we didn't have to take towels, bed linen, tea towels, etc, in fact there was even toilet roll, kitchen roll, washing up liquid, dishwasher tablets. You really could just unpack and relax. The back yard was a sun trap and excellent for the dogs. I would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Jul 2019

  • "The cottage was clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    It was very quiet and central for lots of places you would want to visit.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2019

  • "It was a lovely cottage, very comfortable, with everything we needed in a quiet location that was great for exploring the local area."

    And a secure garden was great for our dog.

    Reviewed by Lynsey5.0Apr 2019

  • "Excellent cottage, great location."

    Reviewed by Dana5.0Apr 2019

  • "The location is brilliant it is nice and peaceful with great views not too ..."

    The location is brilliant it is nice and peaceful with great views not too far away from the main coast towns of Scarborough and whitby right next door to robinhoods bay but You do need your own transport to get about if you don't like walking Plenty of places near by for food and drinks and they allow you to take your dog in with you The cottage is well set out with everything you need to enjoy your stay It could do with a bolt on the back door keeping the two half's together when opening it but that's a minor thing and nothing to worry about A small piont to make is that the local shop 1 mile away from the cottage as advertised is now closed down so you need to travel a way up the road for news papers and supplys The owners are really plesent and don't bother you at all unless you need THEM ( which we didn't ) would recommend staying here and are planning to do so again , later in the year as we had a great time

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was spotless, cost and warm , fully equipped with everything you could need and only 10 miles to either Whitby or Scarborough, you could here a pin drop at night it was that quiet."

    Reviewed by Mick5.0Mar 2019

  • "Really nice place to stay, clean & tidy, nice location."

    Reviewed by Alan4.7Mar 2019

  • "Cottage was very clean, and very warm (I was always turning the heating down)."

    Small but everything you need. Enclosed garden at the back is perfect for dogs. It's north facing, so might not be so nice for sitting out in the evening. We didn't see the owners but it was nice to know that they were on hand if we needed them. Central location for the area, so was easy to reach the coast and the moors.

    Reviewed by Yasmine5.0Feb 2019

  • "Beautiful cosy cottage in quiet location."

    Lovely walks with to be had straight from the door. A great base for a relaxing holiday with the dog.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Feb 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, good facilities, always warm and comfortable."

    Excellent for dogs with its private back garden. Lovely walking from the door.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Nov 2018

  • "Perfect cottage in an incredible location."

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was very clean and cosy, in an excellent place to explore the area."

    The cottage owners couldn't have been more helpful

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2018

  • "This was the 3rd time we have stayed at Granary Cottage and we have been delighted each time."

    Excellent position for visiting beautiful coastal villages and North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2018

  • "Good location for trips to the coast."

    Could be made more homely by placing a rug in the living area. Both dishwasher and washer/dryer smelled badly and were in need of a major clean. There were black deposits inside the rubber seal of the washer/dryer door. Space in the main bedroom was limited. Noise from the boiler or the plumbing could be heard often during the night.

    Thank you for your feedback and for your suggestions. We really wish you had informed us of that you felt there was a smell coming from the dishwasher and washer/dryer. We clean this every week so are surprised at these comments. We have never had any negative feedback in relation to the boiler or plumbing work but we have checked this and there are no problems. Thank you for providing this feedback to us again and we hope you had a great holiday. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Chris2.5Sep 2018

  • "Lovely, peaceful cottage with everything you need."

    Perfect for relaxing break with the dogs. Ideal base for exploring the area. We had a lovely week.

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Aug 2018

  • "The cottage was absolutly fab, we loved it, great place, great owners , couldn’t ask for more"

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Jul 2018

  • "Unable to say to much as weather was a spoiler the week we went away ,but when ..."

    Unable to say to much as weather was a spoiler the week we went away ,but when we were able to tour Whitby and Filey we found were our favourite places place the scenery as usual was spectacular

    Reviewed by Richard Owen5.0Mar 2018

  • "Superb cottage."

    Well appointed. Beautiful location. Owners always accessible and extremely helpful. Highly recommended cottage. We will be booking it again

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2018

  • "Perfect for a romantic weekend away and easy to get to."

    very clean and cosy and lovely walks around near by

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2017

  • "Every thing in the cottage was perfect could not fault it fantastic."

    well done

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Nov 2016

  • "The cottage was perfect in every way it was spotless and very cosy and warm, the cottage was in a lovely setting and so peaceful."

    great place will not hesitate to go back again.

    Reviewed by Dave5.0Nov 2016

  • "Love that part of the country its the best of both worlds lovely beaches and ..."

    Love that part of the country its the best of both worlds lovely beaches and stunning countryside and the cottage was lovely to go back to after a busy day (bliss) will definitely go back

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Nov 2016

  • "Lovely cosy cottage well positioned It was very well equipped and very clean Will definitely return"

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Oct 2016

  • "The cottage was brilliant, as was the location - the only possible improvement could have been WiFi"

    Reviewed by Rachel4.8Sep 2016

  • "Fantastic cottage food a family break with the dogs."

    Reviewed by Kelly5.0Jul 2015

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single, both with sloping ceilings and original beams
  • Bathroom with shower bath (standard length bath with large curved shower area with electric shower over), basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Biomass central heating
  • Electric fan oven with ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, stereo/CD player, WiFi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair & stairgate available
  • Enclosed walled garden with patio & garden furniture
  • Ample off road parking
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome by arrangement
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 4.2 miles, pub 2.7 miles
  • Note: This property accepts a maximum of 3 guests including infants
  • Note: This property can be booked with Ref
  • 1210 and Ref
  • 4601 to accommodate 9 people

The property

Granary Cottage is a charming stone barn conversion located near the coast in Staintondale set in picturesque countryside in the heart of the North York Moors. Ideal for a couple on holiday or a small family, the cottage has been tastefully and imaginatively restored to provide immaculate accommodation with a high standard of fixtures and fittings. The open plan living area is perfect for spending quality time together with leather sofas, TV/DVD, a dining area, and a well-equipped kitchen.

A stable door leads to an enclosed rear courtyard with traditional stone walling and patio furniture, ideal for enjoying the tranquil space. Upstairs the character of this Staintondale cottage continues with a double and single bedroom and separate bathroom with pitched roofs, exposed timbers, boarded wooden doors and traditional door furniture.

Step outside the front of the cottage and there are sea views from the courtyard along with ample car parking.

Enjoy a walk along the many public footpaths accessible directly from the cottage and explore the stunning views and peaceful setting of Staintondale and its beautiful countryside, forestry and coastal location.

Visit charming local villages like Robin Hood’s Bay, collect fossils on the local beach at Stoupe Beck, explore local coves or head down the cliff path at Ravenscar to see the large colony of seals, a wonderful way to view local wildlife in its natural habitat.

Take a drive to Whitby to ascend the 199 steps and savour the views from Whitby Abbey or stroll along the harbour, sampling the local cuisine of the many local cafes, restaurants and pubs Whitby has to offer.

Nearby Scarborough has the iconic castle on the headland and the bustling amusement arcades running alongside the long sandy beaches for entertainment. Granary Cottage in Staintondale is a superb base for a break to enjoy the different seasons throughout the year and convenient for Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Scarborough.

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About the location


Scarborough 8 miles; Robin Hood's Bay 10 miles; Whitby 13 miles.

Staintondale is a delightful scattered village on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, close to the coast. Midway between the fishing town of Whitby, with its famous Abbey, and the Spa town of Scarborough, with its theatres and entertainment, it is a haven of peace offering the best of both worlds. From Staintondale itself, a network of footpaths and bridleways can be enjoyed. A superb base from which to explore the region.

Note: This property accepts a maximum of 3 guests including infants. Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1210 and Ref. 4601 to accommodate 9 people

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas