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Hayloft Cottage

Staintondale, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1210)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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

Reviews & Ratings

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38 Customer Reviews

  • "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 AlisonApr 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 DianneMar 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 DuncanFeb 2022

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

    Reviewed by BeverleyNov 2021

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

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

    Reviewed by TimothyNov 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 RobertSep 2021

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

    Thank you From The Euerby Family

    Reviewed by RichardSep 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 JamesAug 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 DannyAug 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 SarahAug 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 MartinAug 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 GarryJul 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 DeborahJun 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 LauraJun 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 MarilynMay 2021

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

    Reviewed by ChrisMay 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 DavidApr 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 MartinOct 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 VivienSep 2020

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

    Will definitely return

    Reviewed by EstherSep 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 RosemaryAug 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 KathrynJul 2020

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

    Reviewed by TraceyFeb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage very clean and cosy"

    Reviewed by PeterFeb 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 EveNov 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 KevinSep 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 ChrisApr 2019

  • "Wonderful warm little cottage."

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

    Reviewed by RebeccaMar 2019

  • "Lovely cottage ."

    Well equipped in an excellent location

    Reviewed by LisaFeb 2019

  • "We had a very enjoyable break"

    Reviewed by PeterNov 2018

  • "Wonderful cottage, great location."

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

    Reviewed by LouiseOct 2018

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

    Reviewed by CarlSep 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 PaulineJun 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 PeterMay 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 LindseyMar 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 AndrewJun 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 PaulineJun 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 ElizabethAug 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 5 miles, pub 1 mile.

The property

An imaginative conversion of an old hayloft, set near the owner's farmhouse in Staintondale, in the heart of the North York Moors.

Restored, decorated and furnished to a high standard, this lovely cottage offers cosy, comfortable accommodation, including a lovely electric woodburning effect stove and exposed beams.

Situated in a tranquil rural location ideal for those wishing to explore nearby Scarborough, Whitby and beyond.

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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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