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Hayloft Cottage
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Hayloft Cottage

Hayloft Cottage is a delightfully-restored coastal cottage in Staintondale, in the North York Moors. Its traditional stone exterior houses two bedrooms of contemporary design and furnishings blended with traditional charm.

Ocean views lie before guests from the cottage and the furnished patio, while care has been taken to continue the coastal vibe through the selection of furnishings and décor. The two bedrooms include one double and one twin, both with sloped ceilings and original beams. The bathroom contains a bath and electric shower over.

Guests will find an open plan living area with a modern kitchen, dining area and sitting area which houses a wood-burning effect stove. The leather lounges and wooden furnishings of the sitting room complete the cosy, rural ambience of this space.

A stress-free, coastal holiday is well catered for with the provision of WiFi, off-road parking, laundry facilities and amenities for young children, as well as TV, DVD, stereo and CD player.

Pet-friendly Hayloft Cottage is just moments from the beaches of Whitby and Scarborough and a network of walking trails which capture the beauty of the North York Moors.




Our stay at Hayloft cottage was very relaxing

Our stay at Hayloft cottage was excellent. The cottage itself was picture postcard perfect and it's location was idyllic with fantastic views down the yorkshire coast to the sea. With a young family we were able to safely take long walks down the country roads as there was little if any traffic for most of the time. It served us as a great base to visit all the beautiful fishing villages dotted along the coast as well as the larger towns of Whitby and Scarborough. The kids loved the holiday and our youngest fell in love with the owners pet dog, who is quite possibely the most patient and gentle dog I have ever come in contact with. All in all a fantastic place to stay.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Very nice cottage in excellent location

We have three dogs ao are always looking for cottages where we can take the dogs. The cottage was very clean and had a secure rear garden where we could let the dogs out. It was ideally situated for local walks or getting out to see the eastern part of the North York Moors. We will definately be going back again

A FlipKey verified reviewer

five star and dog friendly too.

renovated to a very high standard. enclosed rear garden with garden furniture make the property really dog friendly.
good dog friendly pubs for eating out supplied in information pack.


Cosy cottage, ideally situated for beaches and moors.

We would have booked another visit immediately if only the cottage had been available, as lots of things to see and do whatever the weather.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Wonderful cottage

I would recommend this cottage infact i already have. A wonderful place, lovely setting, lovely lovely holiday.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Enjoyed our stay at this lovely cottage

The owners have done an excellent job in converting this former hayloft into a very comfortable and well equipeed holiday cottage. The ground floor is open plan with a spacious kitchen area and a sitting and dining area. Upstairs there are two bedrooms and a bathroom. Outside the back door there is an enclosed patio/garden with picnic bench.

The owners and their dog are ver friendly and helpful. They only live just across the courtyard so are easy to contact if any problems.

The cottage is great for dog owners as they allow up to two dogs to stay and reading through the guest book this was very much appreciated. Their is a lot of useful information in the cottage for dog owners as well.

It is very well situated, close to the coast and a short drive to Scarborough and Whitby.

Would certainly recommend this cottage and would like to come back here.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Lovely cottage blending the traditional building with modern int

The Hayloft is a lovely cottage with excellent standards of decor and facilities. The interior mixes clean and modern with a traditional building fantastically. Location is very well placed for Whitby and Scarborough, with local beaches even closer. The owners were friendly and welcoming, and the farm dog even more so! The booking process through Sykes Cottages was easy and friendly, and the documentation, directions, etc all very good.

Dr John

excellent relaxing break

The cottage was positioned well so it was easy access to scarborough and whitby. It was spotlessly clean well equipped however it did not have a DVD player as stated in the information. This was not a problem as we read and watched TV, the only minor complaint would be , I could have done with a wall mirror in the double bedroom there was a small free standing mirror but it was difficult to see to dry my hair . All in all it was great and we would recommend the cottage to other prospective holidaymakers

A Holiday Lettings verified reviewer

Perfect Stay

Just had a lovely 3 days at this cottage. it was spotlessly clean and had a lovely new feeling. The bathroom and kitchen were sparkling and well fitted out - we couldn't ask for more in terms of amenities either. It has everything you need and is very pet friendly. Definitely 4 star at least. The locals were very welcoming and helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed our visits to the local pubs and walks around the area. For exploring the North Yorkshire Moors this was a perfect location to stay. Would definitely go back.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

the cottage was pet friendly and has an enclosed garden.

The owners of the cottages lived right opposite so if you needed anything they were available. Our 2 small dogs loved the cottage and enclosed garden. The cottage was immaculate.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

A great escpe

Lovely cottage in a great area. A warm welcome especially from the family dog Highly recommended.

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Warm, comfortable cottage in a lovely location

The cottage was warm, clean and welcoming. Everything you would need was supplied in the kitchen. Real Christmas tree was a lovely touch to our New Year break. Owners and their lovely dog were very friendly. Great location for many walks but remember essentials as no local shops. We travelled in to Whitby to Sainsburys to stock up for our stay. Would stay again

A FlipKey verified reviewer

Quiet, peaceful location. Well situated for the major centres. Very high standard of accommodation.

Mr Millar

The property was of a very high standard and in a good position to access surrounding areas.

Mr Mahy

Excellent all round just about sums it up, we will be booking again for sure.

Mrs Green

Excellent facilities, close to many attractions and lovely cliff walks.

Mr Hoyle

An absolutely fabulous time. The cottage exceeded all expectations and was so close to all areas of attraction. Very close to 'The Falcon'- an excellent pub. Had a thoroughly fantastic time and the cottage was just ideal. A truly beautiful part of the world.

Mrs Powis Jones

The location of the cottage was in good reach of places like Whitby, Scarborough etc.

Mrs Dooley

We liked the quiet location on a lovely farm with the North Sea visible in the distance. The property was fitted out quite recently and is very modern. It has a large patio/garden with a picnic table. We were blessed with great weather. The location was convenient for visiting much of the Yorkshire Moors especially along the coast.

Ms Irving

The accommodation was excellent. Very comfortable and it had everything you could need. Fantastic that they provided a cot, high chair and stair gates - meant we had room in the car for the suitcases! The location was superb for exploring Scarborough, Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay. We had a brilliant first holiday with our 9 month old daughter. Thank you.

Miss Bryan

Everything it claimed to be! Absolutely fabulous, a credit to the owners. We would love to return.

Mr & Mrs Welch

Central location for the beach, moors and towns. It was really useful having stairgates, cots and highchairs available. A very comfortable cottage that was a joy to return to after a full day of activities.

Dr Jones

Although the cottage was in a lovely and very peaceful location, it was only a couple of miles from the A171 road so it was easy to get to the main road for our various journeys throughout the week.
Had a great time and the owner welcomed our 2 dogs, which is sometimes a problem as some only allow 1.

Mrs Hambleton

Tastefully converted, superb accommodation. Excellent area for dogs.

Mrs Parker

The property was lovely, very well equipped and a lovely location. Very central for the Moors and the Coast.

Mrs Heyburn

Excellent, cosy property. Excellent location - near beaches and beautiful countryside. Enclosed garden excellent for children and dogs.

Mr Lowcock

Lovely condition and position. Welcomed dogs, which was appreciated. The Falcon pub serves excellent food (one mile away).

Mr Ryan

Would highly recommend. Cottage was of a high standard and in lovely spot. Plenty to do in surrounding area. Not far from coast. Dog friendly with plenty of walks nearby.

Mrs Davies

Very good compact property in a good location, quiet and well appointed. Owners relaxed, friendly, pleasant and helpful.

Dr Waring

Ideal if your looking for peace and quiet and yet a good base for touring.

Mrs Barnhouse

The cottage was fabulous and the area and the views were lovely.

Mrs Armstrong

The cottage was well situated and the overall specification was well above average for a cottage that allows dogs.

Mr Davies

The cottage was well equipped and comfortable. Good central location for walks along beech, Moors and for the seaside towns.

Mrs Flack

Well situated with sea views. Easy to get to all places of interest around the Moors and Coast.

Mrs Lacey

Fabulous cottage. Fabulous location. Fabulous hosts. Highly recommended.

Mrs Copp

Convenient location for several beach resorts and the Moors but peaceful surroundings.

Mrs Lumb

We loved the cottage very much.

Mrs McFarlane

Fully equipped cottage, very clean, lovely location.

Mrs Eaves

Very nice cottage in a quiet location with good access to Whitby, Scarborough and the North Yorkshire Moors.

Mr Bruce

We have in the past stayed at a number of cottages and this was probably the best cottage we have stayed in. The conversion was to a high standard and was decorated tastefully. The cottage was conveniently situated for both Scarborough and Whitby. We found the Yorkshire coast dramatic and the beaches sandy and clean, with plenty of places to visit in the area.

Mr Ashbridge

The solitude and countryside around the cottage plus accessabilty to the amenities around.

Mr Searle

Wonderful base for exploring North Yorkshire Moors and coast. The local pub serves good food.

Mr Turnham

We all enjoyed. The enclosed garden great for dogs.

Ms Newman

The quiet, peaceful location and the many walks near to the cottage.

Mrs McCullough

An excellent self contained property with no intrusions from owner or other guests. Perfect situation for a whole range of experiences, towns, villages, coastal walks, forest walks and walks on the Yorkshire Moors.

Mr Wood

Magpie Fish and Chips in Whitby are the best! Very comfortable cottage with many extra touches.

Mr Cook

Lovely clean cottage. We were very comfortable. Beautiful part of the country and very close to the sea.

Mr Thompson

The location was excellent. The hosts were helpful without being interfering and the cottage was beyond our expectations

Mr Cryer

The host & the cottage were perfect; we quickly felt at home, it has everything you need for a home from home holiday with views of the sea. Walks, pub with good food near by, plenty of places on coast or in land to visit. We have been to the area for many years and can safely say this is one of the nicest cottages we have stayed in.

Mrs Beatty

The cottage was very clean and comfortable. Owners very friendly and considerate without being obtrusive. We would definitely recommend this property to friends and family.

Mr MaCleannan

Everything was perfect.

Mr Parry

Cottage was beautiful,very clean plenty of nice touches, bedding towels lily white, chocolates on arrival, nice back with table, washing line, great when you got kids.

Mr James

Ideal holiday cottage in peaceful rural location, well positioned for the coast & moors, would happily go back!

Mr Roberts

The property was well maintained and was kept immaculately clean. Good information on the surrounding area was provided and the owner was very helpful. We really enjoyed Robin Hood Bay and that stretch of coast was both beautiful and unspoiled.

Mrs Bullen

We would not fault the cottage.

Mr Clifford

All facilities excellent and the owners were welcoming.

Mrs Major

The totally enclosed rear patio/garden was perfect for the children and dogs. A very good base for visiting all areas, local pubs and shops. Good walkers roads.

Mr & Mrs Foster

The cottage has a lovely setting and is a wonderfully quiet and relaxed place to stay. The decor is modern and fresh while retaining the comfy country cottage feel. The owners couldn't have been more friendly and helpful, especially with local knowledge on the best beaches and places to eat. We loved it and will recommend to our friends.

Mr Nelson

Plenty of places nearby to take dogs for long enjoyable walks.

Mr Fenn

Enjoyed walks with dogs more or less from front door.

Mr Dixon

Cosy, well equipped cottage. Conveniently situated for beaches and moors.

Mrs Bennett-Whitelock

Very friendly owners and helpful welcome pack. Cottage was well equipped. Good meals at the 'Oak Wheel' in Burmston and Bryherstones in Staintondale.

Mr Stott

Garden enclosed, pets welcome. Good food at 'The Hayburn Wyke Inn'. Good location for touring North Yorkshire.

Mr Altham

Warm welcome, friendly and very helpful. Felt very comfortable, and everything that you could need was there. Beautiful location and the property was homely and very tastefully done.

Mr Firth

The overall experience was fantastic. Sykes were very helpful and the cottage was lovely - we rarely have holidays together as a family and it was wonderful. Thank you!

Mrs Packer

Really pretty area, lovely farm setting, really friendly family cottage. Lovely family renting the cottage to us!

Mrs Kelly

The location of the cottage was very peaceful and good for walks. Our hostess was very helpful and recommended dog friendly places to eat and also the wonderful Stoupe Beck beach - which we would never have found without her directions!

Mrs Hughes

Excellent location. The owners were very friendly and helpful. A must do is to go to Stoupe Beck beach, it is great for dogs and also try The Falcon Inn for food.

Mr Bainbridge

Lovely, well equipped, clean cottage in a great location. Had a lovely week with my two daughters.

Ms Kennedy

The location for ourselves was excellent as we like to get out and about. The cottage was fantastic in a lovely area with so much to explore. The owners were very nice, very welcoming people and with very nice children. I do have to mention Abby there wonderful dog, she was fantastic.Sykes did us proud!

Mr Eccleston

The cottage is well equipped and we had a 'home from home' experience. We thought the real Christmas tree and the box of chocolates left by the owners was a nice touch. The cottage is ideally located as it is literally half way between Scarborough and Whitby - two of our favourite places. We actually spent some of Christmas day on the beach, something we have all wanted to do but have never managed until now.


A very peaceful and tranquil property in the heart of North Yorkshire. Fantastic views from the farm and very quiet location. Ideal for getting away from it all, yet only twenty minutes from Scarborough or Whitby.

Mrs Horsfield

In a quiet location within easy access of the coast and the forest. Comfortable furnishings and beds.

Mrs Barton

A lovely cottage in an excellent location. Owners nice and friendly. Very well equipped and modern, the kitchen area is superb. Would definitely recommend and would come back here.

Mr Price

Ideally based for getting to nearby tourist spots.

Mrs Wallhead

The cottage for me was excellent, it was spotless. 5 stars. The surrounding area was lovely with a view down to the sea. Nice friendly owners and dog. It was so peaceful, we couldn't hear any traffic what so ever.

Mr Gornall

The Hayloft was a lovely cottage with a great combination of character but fully modern inside. We received a warm welcome from the owners and even more from the farm dog! The cottage location was excellent for Whitby and the coast, and the info provided directed us to a wonderful beach and a dog-friendly pub with great food.

Dr Burgoyne

It was was nice to come back after a long day of walking with the dogs. The house was a welcoming place to come back to, warm and cosy.

Miss Emm

Mrs Thompson

Charming cottage in a beautiful rural location, with great views and great access to many tourist areas. Lots of dog friendly places that were of a high standard close by.

Mrs Chambers

The location was excellent between Whitby and Scarborough.

Mr Bettany

The cottage was comfortable, peaceful and well equipped. The area had many walks and places to visit.

Mrs Mann

Good location, peaceful.

Mr Strouther

The cottage had all the amenities of home and the location was fantastic. Very friendly owners and ample car parking in front of the cottage. Lots of information provided on local walks and attractions.


A beautifully appointed cottage with a very helpful owner in a fantastic location.

Dr Miller

Lovely cottage in an idyllic location. Very convenient for Whitby and Scarborough. Very peaceful.

Miss Cocker

A lovely cottage in a beautiful setting.

Mr Cattlin

This was a return visit to this property and we found the accommodation as comfortable and welcoming as on the previous occasion. Excellent base from which to explore this part of North Yorkshire. Hosts very friendly including Abby the dog.

Mrs Gilchrist

Liked the scenery and coastal bays and coming back to a comfortable cottage each evening.

Mrs Reynolds

This cottage was just what we needed. It was well equipped, nicely decorated and in a lovely location.

Dr Towse

A lovely cottage in a nice location. It was cosy, inviting, nicely furnished and immaculate. Well equipped with everything you could possibly need. Would definitely stay here again and recommend it to anyone else.

Mrs Owen

Mrs Jayes

Very picturesque location with good view of the sea. Enclosed rear garden great for dogs

Mrs Asher

The location was very good; within a short driving distance to main seaside resorts, the views were beautiful, and the walks around the area were excellent. The cottage was really lovely, very clean, well furnished and very cosy. Would definitely recommend.

Mrs Casson

The cottage was very spacious, in a beautiful quiet location and everything about the cottage was more than we expected. Overall, a brilliant holiday.

Mr Bromwich

A lovely cottage - very cosy and had everything we needed. It was very clean and tidy with a well equipped kitchen.

Ms Heald