This property, originally built in the 1700s, offers tranquil accommodation for couples looking to get away from it all and spend some relaxing time together. This cottage began life as a stone-built hayloft in the 18th Century. It has been lovingly restored and converted to provide charming, contemporary accommodation. The living space is arranged over one level and in an open-plan style. For the winter months, the owners have installed storage heaters and a wood-burning stove, which provides a romantic ambience as well making the property cosy and snug. For the summer evenings and a spot of outdoor dining there is a small patio-garden, co...mplete with garden furniture. There is off-road parking for one car, and the local pub is only two minutes walk away.
Amenities: Storage heaters with woodburning stove in living area. Electric hob, dual oven (microwave, grill and oven), fridge, combi TV/DVD, CD player/radio, WiFi. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Small patio with garden furniture and BBQ. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 2 mins walk. Note: Property not suitable for babies or children. Note: Use of owner's laundry facilities available.
Region: The North York Moors National Park covers 554 square miles, with landscape ranging from heather-clad moorland and deep secluded dales, to the cliffs and coves of the magnificent coastline making it a haven for walkers.
Town: Situated on the southern edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, the small village of Lastingham has a unique and fascinating history. A monastery was founded in 654 by St Cedd and flourished until the Danes destroyed it in the 9th century. In 1078, Stephen, the Abbot of Whitby, persuaded William I to restore Lastingham. However, Stephen and his monks left abruptly to set up a new monastery in York, leaving only the crypt and the apse of the church complete. Amazingly, the crypt has survived unaltered over the centuries. Local attractions include the North Yorkshire Moors, Pickering Castle, the Wheeldale Roman Road and the Rievaulx Terrace and Temples. For lovers of the Great Outdoors, there are plenty of beautiful and scenic walks leading directly from the village.
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Left on 09/06/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Denise
This was a very clean, well equipped property ideal for two people in an excellent location. Good pub less than five minutes walk, great walks from the front door. Owners very welcoming but unobtrusive , would be happy to return.
Yvonne van de Gein
Drunen, the Netherlands
Left on 12/02/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Yvonne van de Gein
the cottage was very beautiful.
the interior was very warm and inviting.
it was quiet and peaceful, all the ingredients for a relaxing holiday.
Left on 10/22/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Eva
Very nice place, helpful hosts, beautiful environment
A cosy and quiet haven
Left on 08/27/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | Mike
My wife and I wanted a base from which to explore the area and this was ideal. Clean and well furnished with a well equipped kitchen for self-catering. The bed was very good and there was plenty of hot water for showers etc. There was a dedicated off street parking space protected by a gate but we were able to come and go as we pleased, including slipping out for dawn photography.
Fabulous White Xmas
Left on 02/04/2010 for a stay in December 2009 | Geordie Kiwi
We stayed at the Hayloft for a week over Xmas 2009 and had a brilliant time ! The hosts were most welcoming and extremely helpful . We had 6 inches of snow which created a Nardiaesque theme , we went Tabogganing on the nearby slopes and it was exhilarating to return to the Hayloft and stoke up the log burning fire !
We made excursions to other villages through the snow , these made for some picturesue photo opportunities which we are sure will be just as pretty at any other time of year !
The local pub is an absolute joy and must to visit providing excellent and varied fare !
In conclusion , a stay at the Hayloft is highly recommended for a total ' Chillax ' break or weekend .
The highlight for us was being able to come in from the winter chill and relax infront of the log burner ! it so added to the ambience of an already fantastic getaway location !
Chris & Chris
Peaceful hideaway in a friendly village on the edge of the moors
Left on 12/18/2009 for a stay in March 2009 | Chris & Chris
Excellent accommodation for two in a quiet and secluded village on edge of the North York Moors. Owners live next to property and are on hand if there are any problems, although we didn't have any. We planned to self-cater but village pub was so welcoming that we ate there on several nights. Very good food and they even do a fish and chip take out! It only takes 5 minutes to walk onto the moors and we managed two circular walks without needing to use the car. However, the car was needed to explore further afield. Altogether a very relaxing and enjoyable stay.
Left on 12/04/2009 for a stay in July 2008 | GG
We were greeted when we arrived and was shown round
the cottage, we were very impressed. The cottage was
very clean and well equipped, it had everything we
needed in fact it was almost home from home.The
cottage was in a very quiet village, the local pub
was a 2min. walk. We shopped in the local town about
10 mins. drive. The walking was good but unfortunately the weather wasn't the best to do a lot
of walking (not the fault of Sykes's) In all a very
enjoyable Cottage & location. Would defiantly go back
maureen Ian whiteside
Romantic and cosy cottage.
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in October 2009 | maureen Ian whiteside
The owners were very helpful and on site, but not intrusive. the cottage had everthing and more and the bottle of wine was a nice touch.the The area for us was just right, walking right from the doorstep,the village was in a fanastic location.the local pub served excellent food.The holiday was perfect for and we will return.
It had the WOW factor!!!
Left on 12/03/2009 for a stay in August 2009 | Lindy Lou
When we arrived, which was one day late due to family difficulties, the owner was on hand to show us round the property. We were left with a bottle of wine, the property was really lovely for 2 people, it was quiet, tucked away in a little Yorkshire village, yet minutes from the local pub. The accommodation layout was good as long as you could manage steps, as they led up to the property. Once up there it was superb, clean, tidy and decorated well. Lounge/kit/dining room had a comfy feel, while the bedroom and bathroom were spacious and comfortable. The location was ideal to visit Whitby, York, Thrisk and the Dales, it was a typical Yorkshire village with countryside and animals all around. This was our very first visit to Yorkshire and we would certainly visit again and stay in the same property.What we liked the best was the peace and quiet and yet not too far from many good places to visit. We really enjoyed our trip to York, really lovely old city, well worth a visit. If we had to say a like the least, this would be difficult, but maybe to make it clear to visitors that there is a washing machine/laundry facilities downstairs, which I would have used if I had known its existence, and also more leaflets on local places to visit would have been helpful. All in all though these little things certainly did nothing to spoil what was a really wonderful holiday experience.
peaceful quiet and very restful
Left on 12/02/2009 for a stay in October 2009 | Linzi Wilson
this was a lovely holiday. The house had everything you could need. The pub nearby is quite expensive and you must book if you want a meal in there although they do have a takeaway.Take a torch as the village has no lighting after dark.Lots to see and do and never have to travel far to do it either.The owners just left us in peace to get on with our holiday and gave us a nice bottle of wine on our arrival. Perfick!!
Helen & Chris
Skipton. North Yorkshire
Heaven in Lastingham!
Left on 12/02/2009 for a stay in December 2008 | Helen & Chris
The cottage was absolutely beautiful, once we lit the woodburner the whole place was toastie and warm. We took mountain bikes and cycled from the door every day. We ate in the local pub and the food was delicious.
The owner who lives infront of the property left us in peace but we called on him when ever we needed to feed the stove more wood.
We couldn't have asked for anything better.
I would definately go back.
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