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Hayloft Cottage

(Ref. 1210)

Staintondale, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


  • 4 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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54 Customer Reviews

  • "Cara, was a great host."

    I really enjoyed our stay, at Hayloft cottage. Everything was very clean and spotless. Also the cottage was nicely decorated, And very cosy. Overall, I would definitely, stay again.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Oct 2023

  • "Wow! Lovely, comfortable and very well equiped cottage."

    Perfect for exploring the area with our dogs. Would definitely recommend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, quiet with enclosed rear garden area."

    For those interested in a peaceful getaway with loads of walking opportunities, look no further. The cottage was well kitted out with equipment, including free WiFi, a washer/dryer and espresso machine, to make a few of the many… Owner was superb and the booklet she leaves takes you through how to use everything in the property, local area, and attractions as well as walks

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2023

  • "We absolutely loved our stay in Hayloft cottage."

    The cottage had everything we needed and more. It’s situated in a small courtyard, very peaceful. Lots of places to visit by car. Our dogs loved their walks in the countryside. Highlight of our day was our morning welcome by Bella the pony in a small field in the lane leading to the cottages. Would definitely recommend Hayloft cottage

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2023

  • "The property was exactly as described and included even more items (such as toilet rolls , dishwasher tablets, even spare batteries) than expected ."

    We did not need or use most of the facilities as we were visiting relatives most of the time. Situation is somewhat remote which we liked ! Smooth professionally run operation and for us - exceptionally good weather. All in all a good experience and we would recommend (as would our little Cockapoo Dog) who enjoyed the early morning walks !

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Jun 2023

  • "Loved it beautiful cottage clean and well furnished lots of space peaceful will use it again"

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2023

  • "Such a lovely cottage with great facilities."

    The welcome pack was a lovely touch. Only issues we encountered were the mattress on the double bed wasn’t very comfortable and the bathroom light stopped working. But we managed and would definitely stay again.

    Thank you for providing feedback on your stay. It is great to hear that you thought Hayloft Cottage was lovely with great facilities. The mattress was purchased not long ago from a local reputable company and they assured me that they had sold many of these mattresses for guest accommodation with positive feedback so I am sorry that this was not to your liking. If I had known that the lightbulb needing changing in the bathroom I could have done that straight away for you, so I apologise that this was an issue. It is much appreciated that you would like to stay again and I would be more than happy to help with any queries in the future. Many thanks. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel4.7Apr 2023

  • "Fantastic location to explore this lovely part of the country."

    Cottage was clean and welcoming with everything required for a restful and peaceful stay.

    Reviewed by Stuart4.4Mar 2023

  • "Everything was fine with Cottage."

    Lovely place to stay

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Mar 2023

  • "Fabulous as usual"

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Oct 2022

  • "Always a wonderful place to visit -- Highly recommended by the Euerby Family"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a nice quiet area just what we needed with easy access to Scarborough and Whitby."

    We had some really nice meals out fairly near to the cottage, we found the information hand book provided very helpful to us. It was great that we could bring our dog along with us think he had a great time and so did we.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a lovely week in Hayloft with our dogs."

    Cottage was far more equipped than what we anticipated. The owners were great easy to get hold of and nothing to much trouble. All we would say is that the cottage would benefit from a fly curtain on the back door so you can leave the door open. This wasn’t a huge problem as we only used the cottage as a base because we were out all day and ate out mostly. Also it would benefit from some new pillows as me & my hubby found them a bit uncomfortable. However it was a great location, shame the pub (the falcon) about a mile away was closed but we ate at The Bryherstones which was a short drive and that was lovely and also stumbled upon Ravenscar tea rooms which did the best Yorkshire pasties, lovely cakes and of course Yorkshire tea!

    Reviewed by Rob4.7Jul 2022

  • "Excellent property."

    Friendly and helpful.owner.

    Reviewed by Andrew4.7Jul 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in Hayloft cottage which was really well equipped for our needs."

    I felt that the listing was slightly misleading as I imagined that the pictures of the views would be visible from the garden or windows of the property whereas they were not. I probably wouldn't have booked this one if I'd seen pictures of the garden, which was actually a courtyard with no grass and overgrown bushes and conifers. It wasn't nice to sit out in due to the picnic bench being uncomfortable and there being lots of flies.

    Reviewed by Joanne4.4May 2022

  • "Spotlessly clean, beautifully furnished and equipped this cottage was, for me, ideally situated in a quiet, semi rural location but with easy access to nearby towns and villages of interest."

    A property I would happily return to if the friendly and helpful owners would have me!

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2022

  • "Beautiful, well appointed cottage in the most peaceful setting."

    Everything has been thought of, down to the smallest details. Lovely welcome pack, much appreciated. Little lambs at the end of the patio. Secure garden for Buddy. Warm, cosy, wonderful

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely with all amenities that we needed."

    It was clean and tastefully decorated. The owners were friendly, helpful and provided useful information for the area. The welcome pack was a very nice touch. The property is well situated for access to the coastal path and a walking route from Whitby to Scarborough. We enjoyed our stay very much.

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Mar 2022

  • "Very well presented on arrival exceptionally clean."

    All you could want in a holiday cottage by way of utensils and the like. All round very good ideal location for touring around.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Feb 2022

  • "Clean warm cosy can't ask much more than that"

    Reviewed by Beverley5.0Nov 2021

  • "Great short break in a lovely cottage ideally situated."

    Everything we needed and the owner was vey accommodating. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Timothy4.7Nov 2021

  • "Noisy floorboards woke rest of cottage up going to toilet at night."

    Needs bolt to hold stable door together.Non stick frying pan would be good.Driveway quite steep at road,sharp turn.

    Thank you for providing feedback for Hayloft Cottage. Feedback is extremely important for both owners and Sykes to ensure property standards are maintained and we are sorry to hear you had issues during your stay. Hayloft is an old cottage set within the beautiful but hilly North York Moors National Park and therefore has its own charm and character to be expected of a property of this age in this area. It is very popular with other Sykes guests due to these factors with many guests returning again. We have taken your comments on board and apologise for your issues. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert2.8Sep 2021

  • "Cara keeps the place so clean , and in these difficult times goes above and beyond ."

    Thank you From The Euerby Family

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2021

  • "Hayloft Cottage was beautiful."

    Spotlessly clean. Ideally located between Whitby and Scarborough. The owner of the cottage certainly takes pride in the presentation of the cottage.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Aug 2021

  • "We have just had a lovely week at Hayloft cottage."

    It was very clean and well supplied with everything that we needed. The back garden was enclosed and safe for my dog and child. It is in a great location for seeing the area, close to several lovely dog friendly beaches and local walks. Not suitable if you do not have your own car!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely peaceful cottage with everything you need nice veiws really relaxing ..."

    Lovely peaceful cottage with everything you need nice veiws really relaxing break away from city life hosts on hand if required but left you to enjoy holidays and pet friendly thanks for having us would be sure to return

    Reviewed by Danny4.7Aug 2021

  • "Good place to stay."

    Note though the garden is a small courtyard with a picnic table and there is no garden with this property. Pics suggest there is a grassed area with this listing. Worth noting if you're going with kids who need a grassed area to play in.

    Reviewed by James4.4Aug 2021

  • "A great, quiet location and fantastically furnished cottage with everything needed for the week."

    We loved the fact it was not overrun with people and we could see the bay from the courtyard. The garden was just right - secluded and peaceful, while the family appreciated the wifi and TV! The cakes were also a great welcome when we arrived.

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Jul 2021

  • "A lovely cottage, very clean and well equipped and we appreciated the delicious biscuits and cake left for us on arrival."

    Very peaceful location but good proximity to the nearby coastal towns and villages.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Jun 2021

  • "Hayloft Cottage was an absolute delight."

    It was so clean, comfortable and had everything we needed plus more. A lovely welcoming pack was left for us when we arrived and a brilliant system for key collection. This cottage has fabulous views as soon as you step through the front door. Cara advised us which local pubs were dog friendly and we took advantage of this and had some lovely meals out. Not far from Scarborough or Whitby this beautiful cottage is in the open countryside. Perfect for a family and very dog friendly. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage needs more comfortable seating outside especially for better weather - the picnic bench is uncomfortable and unsuitable- larger mirror needed in double room."

    Reviewed by Marilyn4.4May 2021

  • "Gorgeous peaceful setting, beautiful cottage run by a very friendly family, we would definitely like to pay a return visit."

    Reviewed by Chris5.0May 2021

  • "We had a marvellous holiday."

    Such a beautiful location to discover the Yorkshire coast. The scenery from the cottage is to die for. Would definitely go again. You are in the beautiful Yorkshire dales and coast but so close to the popular resorts. The cottage is full of character and warm and cosy. The barn conversion has been done to a very high standard. The host are a lovely couple nothing is too much trouble if you have a problem. Sorry to leave.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage was just perfect in every way."

    Everything you needed was there, comfortable and warm. Superb location, stunning views, nice and piecefull. Would definatly return again.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2020

  • "A lovely cottage - clean and comfy in a beautiful spot."

    Will definitely return

    Reviewed by Esther5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage with a very well equipped kitchen."

    The property was very clean and comfortable. What more can I say? In the midst of the current crisis this was an oasis of safety and comfort. I hope to return again in the future.

    Reviewed by Vivien5.0Sep 2020

  • "Hayloft cottage is just as it appears on the listing, with the added bonus of a lovely little sheltered patio with garden furniture at the back."

    The cottage felt absolutely clean and safe, with everything we needed, and lovely finishing touches throughout. We filled our days visiting places recommended by Cara, the owner, and were not disappointed! A brilliant couple of days away, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Rosemary5.0Aug 2020

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    Lovely and peaceful and a great base for exploring the coastline. The cottage had everything we needed right down to a lunchbox for our picnic every day! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Jul 2020

  • "Hayloft Cottage was absolutely perfect for our needs, was very well equipped and in a perfect location"

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage very clean and cosy"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cottage was lovely and clean and had everything that you could think of that you might need."

    Beautiful location, wonderful views, fabulous area to visit.

    Reviewed by Eve5.0Nov 2019

  • "The property was in a good location very quiet and peaceful, first impressions were excellent when you arrive it looks just right."

    The cottage was warm, cosy and very clean and had the facilities and amenities you need. Directions to the property were easy to follow and normal cars/suv would have no problems accessing the property a very low sports car might have a slight issue on the drive into property. I would highly recommend this property to anyone looking for a dog friendly holiday it is above average in both condition and it's facilities. The only issue we had was a poorish WiFi signal but nothing at all to worry about. Thank you for a great week HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Sep 2019

  • "I spent 3 days in this lovely cottage with my family so that we could explore the local area and attend Whitby Goth Weekend."

    The accommodation was everything we hoped it would be; clean, homely and furnished to a high standard. As a bonus it was set in an idyllic location in beautiful countryside, with fantastic views out to sea. I couldn't recommend this property highly enough and the owners should rightly be very proud of it.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Apr 2019

  • "Wonderful warm little cottage."

    Very clean and well equipped. Ideal location. Look forward to returning soon.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage ."

    Well equipped in an excellent location

    Reviewed by Lisa4.7Feb 2019

  • "We had a very enjoyable break"

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Nov 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage, great location."

    Lovely walks straight from doorstep for dogs and beautiful area to explore.

    Reviewed by Louise4.7Oct 2018

  • "A lovely clean well equipped cottage, with a good rear enclosed court yard garden, our dog's loved it."

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Sep 2018

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage set in delightful surroundings."

    The cottage had everything we needed. The heating was excellent, which was particularly important due to the inclement weather.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2018

  • "Hayloft is a wonderful cottage in a beautiful setting."

    This was our third booking here and would return in a heartbeat. Our 2 springer spaniels settle in very well and there are so many amazing walks to take them on. The cottage is superbly equipped and very comfortable and although the cottages are next to the owners home you are never disturbed yet are made to feel extremely welcome and comfortable. I have highly recommended this cottage to friends and family and will continue to do so.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful place."

    Need a car as there's not much in immediate vicinity, pub about one mile away serving good food. Well placed for visits to Whitby to the North and Scarborough to the South and all the lovely little fishing villages in between. Cottage well equipped, owners very friendly.

    Reviewed by Lindsey4.7Mar 2018

  • "Very friendly and welcoming hosts, lovely farm cottage in a beautiful location, an ideal spot for exploring the Yorkshire coast."

    Only drawbacks were no wifi, and the smallest TV I have ever seen!

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Jun 2017

  • "Everything at the cottage was great."

    It is in the perfect location for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors. The cottage is very comfortably fitted out with everything provided. There was a small enclosed garden, perfect for our dogs and convenient parking. The owners were very helpful and nothing was too much trouble. Can't wait for next year.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Jun 2017

  • "All the little extras at the cottage and the personal touch helped to make the holiday, like meeting the owners, their children and of course their lovely dog!"

    ! the cottage is fantastic and the location is stunning, we loved staying there :)

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, both with sloping ceilings & original beams
  • Bathroom with shower bath (standard length bath with large curved shower area with electric shower over), basin & WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area & sitting area with electric woodburning effect stove
  • Biomass central heating with electric stove in sitting area
  • Electric fan oven with ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV, DVD, stereo/CD player
  • WiFi, Fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and 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 can be booked with Ref
  • 1211 and Ref
  • 4601 to accommodate 9 people

The property

Hayloft Cottage is a pretty stone cottage, imaginatively converted from a former farm building, on the owner’s smallholding in Staintondale, set in the heart of the stunning North York Moors. Restored, decorated and furnished to a high standard, this lovely Staintondale cottage is well equipped and offers well-presented accommodation perfect for a family holiday or romantic break.

There is an open-plan living area, the perfect zone to get together to relax and enjoy quality time.

The well-appointed kitchen has everything you need for enjoying a home-cooked meal if you want to have a night off from sampling the tasty fare at the local country pubs.

There are leather sofas, a lovely electric woodburning-effect stove, a dining area, TV/DVD and CD player along with a selection of books and games to help you unwind. Upstairs both bedrooms ooze charm and character with pitched roofs, exposed wooden beams and boarded wooden doors with traditional-style door furniture.

The double and twin bedrooms have inviting beds and crisp white bed linen to help ensure an enjoyable stay. Outside this Staintondale cottage, there is a private courtyard area at the rear with patio furniture and characterful, traditional stone walling; a lovely spot to sit and relax.

At the front of the cottage, there is ample parking and sea views from the courtyard, making the ideal space to enjoy your morning cup of tea or coffee.

Enjoy the peace and tranquillity and take a walk along the many public footpaths accessible directly from the cottage and explore the stunning views of Staintondale with its picturesque countryside, forestry and coastal location.

Visit the beaches, coves and beautiful local villages like Robin Hoods Bay 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. Drive to Whitby to view the bustling harbour and Whitby Abbey or head to Scarborough for the sweeping sandy beaches and interesting Sea Life Centre, there are so many options to keep you entertained. This Staintondale cottage is ideally placed, half way between Whitby and Scarborough set in a tranquil rural location, and is wonderful for all year round breaks. Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1211 and Ref. 4601 to accommodate 9 people.

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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 can be booked with Ref. 1211 and Ref. 4601 to accommodate 9 people

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas