Find out everything you need about The Barn in Ellerby, Runswick Bay and whether this holiday rental is right for you.
This exceptional barn conversion has all the space you need to enjoy a large family or friend getaway. The four bedrooms sleep eight and downstairs there is a country eat-in kitchen and a vast pitched rafter ceilinged sitting area.
There is a snooker table and outdoors an entertainment patio with a hot tub making it a state-of-the-art stayaction destination for even the most discerning of guests.
Runswick Bay that topped the Sunday Times’ Britain’s Best Beaches list last year, is a leisurely 20-minute walk where you can treat your four-legged tykes to a romp on the shoreline and where, at low tide, you can fossil hunt, explore the rock pools and hire a kayak or paddling board for thrills and spills.
Sleeping up to eight guests it has a downstairs guest suite that includes a walk-in shower and a door leading to the hot tub patio. The further three rooms, a king-size, double and twin, are upstairs and share a spacious bathroom with a free-standing tub with overhead shower.
The chef’s kitchen with its large gas range cooker and Aga, Smeg appliances and overlooks an opulent dining area seating up to 10 guests. There is a utility room with a washer/dryer and dishwasher. The sumptuous sitting room with its log burning stove and raftered ceilings leads through to a games’ room with an 8ft snooker table.
Shuttered French doors open up onto an outdoor entertainment area equipped for alfresco dining and BBQs and there is a private hot tub. The garden is enclosed and there is parking for up to four cars.
The Ellerby Country Inn is just a few minutes’ walk from The Barn and here you can enjoy a Sunday roast up to 5pm or simply drop in for a pint of Shed Head, an American IPA, that is a perfect accompaniment for the inn’s whole dressed Whitby crab salad. It also provides tea and coffees with jam and cream scones, and real Yorkshire teacakes. The pub is dog and family friendly and it has an outdoor area for warmer months.
Just beyond the village it is all about award-winning beaches and clifftops that form part of the Cleveland Way. Runswick Bay has received national attention with its unspoilt sheltered shoreline and spectacular views that stretch as far as the eye can see. It is currently number one on the Sunday Times’ Britain’s Best Beaches’ list. Don’t bother about taking the car because the scenic 1.2-mile walk will fly by and you won’t have to worry about finding a space in the beach’s carpark that only has 80 bays. The beach is popular with kayakers and canoeists and you can hire equipment from Barefoot Kayak situated Hinderwell lane in the village with its winding streets and fishermen’s cottages.
A trip to this area would not be complete without a visit to Staithes, a picture-perfect fishing village just under three miles from The Barn. Sheltered between two majestic cliffs, Staithes is home to colourful cottages, step-back-in-time shops, awesome art galleries and cosy cafes, all jostling space in this traditional North Yorkshire seaside town. This snug hamlet was once one of the biggest fishing ports on the north east coast. Even today you will see the boat fleets heading out to catch cod, lobster and crab and the colour lobster pots stacked around the harbour.
It is going to be hard to tear yourself away from this upmarket holiday home that has everything from a private guest suite with its own inner hallway on the ground floor to the stunning outdoor entertainment area complete with BBQ, alfresco dining furniture, sun loungers and a spacious hot tub. Once you’ve totally de-stressed, however, you won’t be able to resist all that surrounds you in this beautiful bit of the country.
Unspoilt shoreline, colourful fishing villages, walking and cycling trails that take in lush woodland, winding along clifftops with unsurpassed views out to sea and beyond and award-winning bays that are certain to take your breath away.
The Barn does its surroundings proud with everything the most discerning guest needs for a holiday with family or a group of friends who also enjoy the finer things in life too.