Find out everything you need about The Byre in Whitby, North York Moors and whether this holiday rental is right for you.
This semi detached stone barn conversion lies in the countryside just outside of Whitby, and offers the delights of both country and coast for a family or group of friends, especially with a couple who’d appreciate ground floor accommodation.
Its prime position in high, open farmland gives it superb views of the North York Moors and the North Sea, which is only a short drive away. The enclosed back garden has a patio with an outdoor dining set and a wood burning hot tub.
Explore the Moors by car, foot, bike or steam railway, head into Whitby to experience its unique charm and fabulous sea food, or try some of the other blue flag beaches along the coast, including the multi award winning Robin Hood’s Bay.
Sleeping six across two floors, a ground floor king size double with en-suite, a king size double and a twin upstairs with a family size bathroom, a downstairs utility room for wellies and other necessary items.
A glass feature wall and open plan layout show off the surrounding countryside, and L-shaped softened leather sofas are perfect for enjoying the view, the flat screen tv and the log burner in the corner. Exposed beams and original stone walls compliment the hi tech kitchen, with island to enjoy drinks while the food cooks.
Parking for five cars gives extra flexibility, and the rear garden has a patio and wood burning hot tub to help enjoy the evenings that little bit more.
The cottage sits inland from Whitby, in the North York Moors National Park which covers this entire corner of Yorkshire. The River Esk dominates the area, and there are hundreds of tributaries in the high moorlands to explore, full of wildlife which the dogs in particular will love sniffing out. Although there are country roads to follow, there is also a railway line from Whitby which follows the river valley through the moors, and stops at lovely locations which have everything from tea rooms to pubs and garden centres, plus some of the most spectacular views in England.
Whitby is a short drive away, and should not be missed. Still a working harbour and fishing port, the seafood is freshly caught and perfectly prepared. Explore the narrow, winding, sloping streets with hidden back alleys, with surprising independent shops selling hand made craftwork and local farm produce. There is a Dracula theme to the town, and goths mix with fishermen on the harbour front. Visit the Captain Cook ethnological museum, climb up or down the famous 199 steps to the ruined Abbey, or enjoy the miles of sandy beach from the East Cliff up to Sandsend.
This part of the Yorkshire coast is indeed famous for its sandy beaches, and the dogs will love those at nearby Scarborough, Filey and the world famous Robin Hood’s Bay, home to its own hilltop tower, a working fishing village with a history of smuggling, plus some of the best seaside scenery you’ll find anywhere in England.
The North York Moors could be seen as something of a poor relation compared to the Yorkshire Dales, but this is a good thing in many ways, as they remain something of a hidden gem. For those who appreciate unspoiled nature, this high coastal plain with its sprawling heather moorland is a wonder to behold. With pathways and river valleys to explore by foot, paw, bike or even canoe, the adventurous in your party will have plenty to enjoy in the moorland. A more sedate but no less enjoyable experience is there thanks to the railway line hugging the Esk valley, with its charming villages, tea shops and local stores which serve a thriving local economy.
If the seaside is your thing, Whitby is continuously voted one of the best coastal locations in the UK. As well as its miles of sandy beach, there is local history in the form of the Abbey, plus connections to Dracula and goth vibe, which seem to fit naturally alongside the working harbour and superb locally caught seafood.
Whatever the abilities and tastes of your guests, the Byre has the room to spread out and relax, in a serene setting which even boasts a wood burning hot tub to help round of the day.