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Cow Byre Cottage

(Ref. 1577)

Wrelton near Pickering, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • clean (19)
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65 Customer Reviews

  • "This is our second stay at Cow Byre, which speaks for itself!"

    We love the location as it is ideal to visit so many lovely places. The cottage is comfortable and very private. Off road parking is great and the private patio is very sunny and secluded. Thank you for another lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0May 2024

  • "A lovely cottage close to several places to visit."

    The village was quiet and we were able to enjoy the outside space as the weather was good. The cottage was well appointed and most things were provided.

    Reviewed by Helen4.1May 2024

  • "Cow byre was very spacious, clean and the bed very comfy."

    Lovey quiet place to be.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely cottage with good facilities, friendly welcome."

    Beautiful surroundings and close to local shops. Tried to book again, but is not available in November.

    Reviewed by Andie4.7Apr 2024

  • "Excellent holiday accommodation."

    Very clean, comfortable and well equipped. Great location. Thank you for the welcome pack.

    Reviewed by Leigh5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a lovely 2 weeks in the cow byer and did not want to leave very clean all you need well looked after"

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect for our needs, the owners had thought of everything to make the stay comfortable and the welcome pack on arrival was very much appreciated."

    Definitely a cottage I will be recommending to family and friends. The owners, Gail and Martin were very friendly, our privacy was maintained but they were there should we have needed anything.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    The local pub is well worth a visit!

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Aug 2023

  • "My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Cow Byre Cottage, very clean, comfortable and equipped."

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Jul 2023

  • "Thank you so much for a fabulous stay at Cow Byre, we had a wonderful time (and were blessed with great weather too!"

    ). The cottage is a beautiful conversion, the photos don’t do it justice. Lovely and comfortable, very well equipped and incredibly relaxing. It is very private, located across a courtyard, with a sunny private patio and its own parking space. The location of the cottage is superb, we were able to drive through the most scenic countryside to so many fabulous places. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0May 2023

  • "Very good accomodation"

    Reviewed by Colin5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent, Cow Byre has everything we needed."

    It is clean and comfortable with a nice welcome pack biscuits, fruit & milk. A great and quite location for relaxing. We stayed a few times before and the standard is the always the same, excellent. Hope to return.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely large comfortable accommodation."

    Facilities and little extras way above expectations. Warm welcome and introduction to property then left to enjoy our break whilst knowing owners were on hand if needed. Clear easy instructions in the property for heating etc. Highly recommended, the best example of how a holiday let should be.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Apr 2023

  • "Thank you so much for a wonderful stay - we had such a lovely time and the cottage is gorgeous."

    Yvonne and Wilf.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Apr 2023

  • "Fabulous stay."

    Gayle and Martin have thought of everything you might need on holiday. The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable. Great location.

    Reviewed by Tracey5.0Feb 2023

  • "Our third or fourth time visiting the Cow Byre."

    One of our favourite holiday cottages. Great location and everything you need. Simple, straightforward and comfortable.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2022

  • "A very comfortable and well appointed cottage."

    A good base for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Dec 2022

  • "A lovely cottage well equipped However not suitable for anyone who cannot manage a steep open staircase ."

    Several good pubs, the Middleton Arms is great and you are assured of a warm welcome. Booking essential.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely, clean, well equipped cottage in a perfect location for touring the area."

    Cow Byre has been converted beautifully into a fully functioning holiday home. Nice to return to at the end of the day, to the private courtyard and enjoy the late evening sun before tea.

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Jul 2022

  • "Cow Byre was spotless and great as usual, it has great facilities and is very comfortable."

    It is always a delight to stay there we hope to go back soon.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Jun 2022

  • "Can not fault this excellent country cottage, will book again."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2022

  • "What a wonderful place to stay!"

    Cannot fault it. One of the few places we have stayed at in which we felt we could live in permanently rather than tolerate for a short while. Would happily return.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2022

  • "The cottage was amazing verry cozy and a lovely town and the owner was also ..."

    The cottage was amazing verry cozy and a lovely town and the owner was also lovely and berry welcoming with tea on arrival and biscuits was all very clean and nice would defiantly recommend

    Reviewed by Josh5.0Feb 2022

  • "Very cosey had everything you need."

    Bed linen and towels were clean and nice.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2021

  • "Cosy cottage which was very clean & well equipped"

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Sep 2021

  • "A really lovely cottage."

    Although set at the back of the owners home, it was very secluded and private. Very clean with everything you needed. Totally agree with another reviewer who said that the photos don't do the property justice. Far more spacious than we thought it would be. We would thoroughly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Sep 2021

  • "It was very cosy and spotlessly clean."

    The bed was comfy and the fully tiled shower room was great. The washing machine and drying area was very useful after a days biking. We loved the small essential pack of milk, tea and posh chocolate biscuits!

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Aug 2021

  • "My boyfriend and I have just returned from a fantastic and very relaxing stay here."

    The location was stunning, as well as very convenient for visiting places such as Whitby, York and Scarborough. Wrelton is an extremely picturesque village and the surrounding villages and countryside are incredibly pretty. The cottage itself exceeded all expectations. The photos do not do it's size and attention to detail justice. We had everything we needed and more during our stay. The owners have thought of just about everything. We made use of the washing machine and dishwasher and had a lovely cooked breakfast sitting outside in the private courtyard. The cottage was spotlessly clean and the furniture and decoration gave the cottage a very cosy and homely feel. We briefly met one of the owners, Martin, who was very friendly and helpful. We appreciated the respect for privacy, which made us feel even more at home. I would certainly highly recommend Cow Byre Cottage to other people and we would both love to visit again. Please pass on our thanks to Gayle and Martin.

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Aug 2021

  • "Nothing to report except an excellent week."


    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is a lovely cottage conversion in a peaceful location."

    It is very comfortable and well equipped. A good base for a week walking on the moors and along the beautiful Yorkshire coast. Thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage was gorgeous and perfectly situated for our walking holiday."

    The hosts were very friendly and while we were staying at the bottom of their own property, it felt very private and it was great to have our own, off-road parking space.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2021

  • "Wonderful week at Cow Byre."

    We have stayed there before and it is comfortable, clean and has everything we needed for a relaxing week away.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Jun 2021

  • "A lovely clean, cosy and fully equipped cottage."

    Welcome pack was very much appreciated after our long drive. Second time to stay here and very much as good as the first time. A good central place to stay to visit Yorkshire. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Justine5.0May 2021

  • "What a beautiful little cottage in a fabulous location, cant wait to go again."

    Would highly recommend without hesitation

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely time at a beautiful little cottage."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Apr 2021

  • "Unfortunately due to lockdown we had to leave half way through our break,however the few days we spent at cow byre were really enjoyable."

    The cottage is really well situated for visits to local places such as Whitby,Scarborough and a trip on the North Yorkshire steam railway is a must from Pickering to Whitby. The local pub is just around the corner and serves a good variety of food and drink. I would highly recommend this cottage you won’t be disappointed

    Reviewed by Len5.0Oct 2020

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean and very well equipped."

    Would have benefited from upstairs bathroom and new mattress. Excellent location close to Pickering and moors.

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7Oct 2020

  • "Very enjoyable week."

    Books and games had been removed (COVID restrictions) which we didn't realise or we would have brought our own, otherwise perfect. Please pass on our thanks to Gayle and Martin.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, just need comfy sofa after a days walking."

    Otherwise could not thought it.

    Reviewed by Debbie4.7Jul 2020

  • "This is the third time we've stayed in the cottage and its always great, very ..."

    This is the third time we've stayed in the cottage and its always great, very comfortable and well equipped - very convenient for all the key places to visit in N Yorks - we will be back again soon I hope

    Reviewed by Barbara5.0Feb 2020

  • "We have been to the cottage a few times now."

    If this was our first visit it would have exceeded our expectations. Its a lovely place to stay. We got a very nice welcome present which was much appreciated. We were left to enjoy our stay with the reassurance that if we needed anything we could just call on the owners. We had a wonderful Christmas break. Can't recommend it enough. Hazel and Terry Clegg

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Dec 2019


    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Aug 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage, clean and well equipped, relaxing private courtyard, secure parking for car."

    Owner very helpful, cottage equipped with everything, even dishwasher / washing tabs. Welcome pack on arrival was lovely. Wonderful quiet village walkaway to pub served nice meals. Play park just a short distance too. Flamingoland not too far great day out. Weather was fab. Perfect week away. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2019

  • "Apart from the sofa being a little bit uncomfortable, some more cushions would help, everything was fine."

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Jun 2019

  • "What a lovely idyllic place to stay."

    easy to get to the main places to visit fantastic cottage everything you need and a lovely touch when we arrived to have a pint of milk teabags and some fresh flowers. definitely be coming back. lovely place to spend our honeymoon

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0May 2019

  • "A beautiful little holiday home well situated for amenities, pubs, walks and day trips out."

    Half hour drive to the coast and on the edge of the moors. A fantastic holiday with well attentive hosts. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Russell4.7Apr 2019

  • "Only negative point was the steep staircase - definitely not for anyone with any sort of difficulty walking."

    Reviewed by Sam4.7Dec 2018

  • "Cow Byre Cottage is a haven."

    Cosy and it has everything you need for a lovely getaway. Great base to explore North Yorkshire. Loved it.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Oct 2018

  • "Cow Byre is a great cottage to stay in."

    It is well appointed, spotless and very comfortable. The village is in an excellent position for the Yorkshire coast, moors and York. We had a wonderful stay, we have stayed there before and we hope to go back soon.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Sep 2018

  • "The property is spotless and has easy access to Pickering, Malton, and the coast."

    The cottage is set back from the main road and very quiet at night. The owners are most thoughtful and have equipped the house from dishwasher tablets to hair dryer, and even an umbrella! There is a lovely small play area in the village, which comes very handy. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Liu5.0Aug 2018

  • "Fab quirky little cottage,superb in every way."

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Aug 2018

  • "We were met by our friendly host and shown to Cow Byre Cottage and given a tour of the property , shown how things worked and given tips for things to see and do nearby."

    we loved it here as it was so quiet and the property was very well equipped. we enjoyed sitting outside in the sun having our tea in the courtyard, enjoying a glass of wine while listening to the birds etc. it was a home from home and always nice to come back to after a day of exploring Yorkshire and we would stay here again no problem at all, recommend to everyone

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2018

  • "Delightful well thought out conversion spacious thoroughly enjoyable stay quiet location excellent village pub food"

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Jun 2018

  • "Cow Byre cottage is ideally situated to explore the area."

    The cottage is very well equipped and the owners had provided some teabags, milk, biscuits and fresh fruit on our arrival. The cottage is nice and private with a secure parking space. Since the owners live in the adjacent house, we had expected to be greeted by them and wished farewell at the end of our stay which didn't happen, but we did speak with them during the week when we came across them and we were asked if we had any questions at that point. We enjoyed our visit and would go again.

    Reviewed by Helen4.4Jun 2018

  • "The cottage is in a great location for exploring the North Yorkshire moors."

    The cottage is really well equipped and much bigger than it looks in the photos. I’d definitely recommend it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Jun 2018

  • "We spent 2 extremely comfortable weeks at Cow Byre Cottage, it had everything you would expect and more."

    Gayle and Martin were great, on hand if needed but never intrusive. The cottage itself is a 2 minute walk from the local pub which serves great food an appetite for which can be built by going on one of the many lovely walks in the area.

    Reviewed by Kirstin5.0Apr 2018

  • "An excellent cottage very clean and very comfortable."

    The welcome pack was a bonus - thank you. Appliances were all good working condition and we had everything we needed. We have stayed here before and the standard is as good as ever. Had a great Christmas. We hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Dec 2017

  • "Excellent service on there behalf"

    Reviewed by Janet4.6Sep 2017

  • "Not at all, very happy with Sykes Cottage letting service"

    Reviewed by Susan4.6Mar 2017

  • "The photographs of this gorgeous cottage simply do not do it justice."

    It is on three levels, spacey, very cosy and was exceptionally clean and well equipped with all you'd need, even a dishwasher and washing machine. Very peaceful, very comfortable

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2016

  • "An excellent property in a great location."

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Sep 2016

  • "After our journey up to cottage ,it felt very welcoming ."

    Chocolate biscuits on the tea tray,and fruit in the bowl in the kitchen ,everything was there for your needs .very clean and comfortable and our own walled off garden ,very impressed .We came here to go round all the steam railways . Lovely week .thankyou

    Reviewed by Dorothy5.0Sep 2016

  • "We had a great week staying in the lovely Cow Byre Cottage."

    It was very well equipped and had everything we needed and more. Ideally located for the North York Moors and the many other visitor attractions in he area. We would definitely recommend it.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2016

  • "Perfect, cosy cottage."

    Facilities excellent and location perfect for exploring the Moors, being only a short drive from Pickering and the A379.

    Reviewed by James5.0Aug 2016

  • "A fantastic cottage which suited our needs perfectly."

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Jul 2016

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  • One galleried double bedroom, accessed via three steps from the sitting room
  • Ground floor bathroom with wet-room style shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining table
  • Utility room
  • First floor sitting room with sofa and living flame electric fire.
  • Central heating with electric fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, digital TV, DVD/CD player, WiFi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Secure storage available for bikes
  • Enclosed walled front courtyard with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 3 mins walk
  • Note: There are steep stairs and an upstairs gallery (with railings) that are unsuitable for small children or the less able.

The property

A delightful, stone-built Grade II listed conversion of an old cow byre, in the centre of the village of Wrelton, 3 miles from Pickering.

This charming property exudes character, with exposed timbers, wooden floors and a first floor living room leading up to a pretty galleried bedroom.

Cow Byre Cottage is furnished and decorated to an exceptionally high standard, with a french country feel about it.

There is excellent walking from the doorstep through the beautiful surrounding countryside, while other attractions such as the historic city of York, the market town of Helmsley, the steam railway in Pickering and all the trappings of the east coast resorts are within easy reach.

A great base for a holiday.

Note: This property is next to Ref.1844 and booked together they can accommodate 7 people.

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About the location


Pickering 3 miles; Helmsley 8 miles; Scarborough 17 miles.

Wrelton is a small pretty village just three miles from the historic market town of Pickering. Its stone built cottages are clustered around two village greens where the annual summer fete is held every August. Although the village has no shops, it has an excellent pub which serves meals and is the hub of the village. Surrounded by the stunning countryside of the North York Moors, Wrelton offers great walking from the doorstep. Nearby are the market towns of Helmsley and Malton, and just three miles away are the steam railway and Pickering Castle. There are a wealth of places to visit from this great base including Castle Howard, the historic city of York with its famous Minster and the fishing port of Whitby on the east coast.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas