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The Hayloft in Lastingham, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 2
1 room
1 bathroom

The Hayloft description

Holiday home
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, complete with garden furniture. There is off-road parking for one car, and the local pub is only two minutes walk away.

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.

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.

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.


  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Ms Strange
July 2016
The accommodation was better than expected and the location was stunning. The owner was helpful but not intrusive.
Mr Williams
April 2015
We had a lovely time in the cosy Hayloft in the quiet village of Lastingham, amid the glorious scenery of North Yorkshire.
Ms Mather
July 2015
An excellent cottage in a beautiful village. A very friendly atmosphere and ideally located.
Mrs Hiorns
August 2015
Lovely, cosy, well appointed accommodation. Set in a beautiful peaceful village with a friendly pub that serves great food and drink.
Mr White
March 2016
The Hayloft was brilliant. There's something great about a cosy place where you've got a wood burner going at night, hot chocolate on the go, and the rain battering outside. There's a beck running next to the drive, and sheep over the other bank. Just a really chilled romantic rural place for two.
Mr Smeathers
July 2014
Lastingham is a quiet, old village on the edge of the N.York moors and the beautiful Dales and hills. We have been in the area before, but now we aren't walking them as we used to, unfortunately. So were really pleased we could still find interesting and very attractive places to visit, and to shop in lovely old and unspoilt Kirbymoorside. The village pub was superb for its cooking and very friendly hospitality. Together with the excellent Hayloft and its owners, it has been a very welcome and satisfactory discovery! We plan to return and will tell our friends about it too.
Mr Thacker
November 2014
Booked in for a last-minute winter break. Cottage was warm and comfortable, even in mid-November, and beautifully furnished. The owners were very welcoming and had even left a bottle of wine in the fridge for when I arrived.
Mr Wetherell
October 2013
Nice cosy retreat.
Mrs Hounam
November 2013
Everything was as it should be, which allowed us to relax and enjoy some peace. We enjoyed our stay in a lovely, unusual and stylish Hayloft.
Mrs King
January 2014
The accommodation was great, very clean and decorated to an excellent standard. The bottle of wine left for us was a very nice thought. The Hayloft is excellently situated in a lovely village and a lot of walks are in close proximity and very accessible. With its wood burner, The Hayloft was lovely and cosy and had everything that we needed.
Mr Wilson
March 2014
We were returning to a property we had previously stayed at, we had been impressed the first time so had returned. The property is perfectly formed for 2, containing everything we needed for a good holiday. It is sited perfectly for many walks from a lovely village and only a short drive away from larger places to explore. All in all, we found our weeks break was very enjoyable and it is a place which we will return to.
Mr Freeman
July 2014
The accommodation was in a lovely quiet village with very friendly residents. Superb position for all local attractions. We couldn't have asked for more.
Mr Baddeley
August 2013
Everything was perfect, the cottage was perfect, weather perfect, could not find fault.
Mr Wilson
October 2013
The accommodation was excellent, very warm and cosy, with everything we needed which was nice to return to after sightseeing around the area. The owners were unobtrusive, but if we needed them they were close by. The location was very central for us, with lots of lovely scenery and walks close by. All in all it was a very relaxing break one which we shall be returning to in the very near future. We are not usually smitten with our holidays, like we have been this time.
Mr Sleet
July 2013
Excellent location, good pub food locally, accommodation felt like home from home. Owners very friendly and informative. Would definitely return and would recommend to friends and family.
Mr Nelson
April 2013
The decor and attention to detail in the property is very tasteful and in such a cold week the cottage was exceptionally cosy. So warm in fact that we didn't really need to use the wood burning stove.
Mrs Taylor
January 2013
The chance to unwind in very well appointed accommodation, from the very warm welcome by the owners to the great atmosphere created by the locals in the pub, it was a winter break. The star of the show was the log burning stove in the corner. Fantastic.
Mrs Anderson
November 2012
We loved the cosy cottage, especially the wood burning fire and the location was excellent too.
Miss Gibbs
October 2012
The Hayloft is set in a beautiful Yorkshire village with a lovely local pub and walks straight onto the Moors. It was a great break to get away and completely relax. We would highly recommend The Hayloft, it was clean, romantic and the owners were very friendly.
Mrs Smith
July 2012
We enjoyed the tranquillity of the location and the friendliness of the people who owned the property.
Mrs Johnson
August 2012
Cottage was immaculate and the owners very friendly and helpful. Location was excellent and very good value for money.
Mrs Sinclair
September 2012
It was a lovely, cosy cottage, ideal to return to after windswept days walking on the moors. We had one chilly evening at the end of the week which was a great opportunity to light the the lovely wood burning stove.
Mrs Oakman
July 2012
Location excellent, owners very welcoming, property lovely, ideal for a couple, excellent walks from front door.
Mr Blake
February 2012
A very cosy place to spend a week. Comfortable and well decorated. Fantastic location for walking and visiting the surrounding area.
Mrs Randall
May 2012
This was our second visit and we hope to return in 2013. The Blacksmith Arms pub has very good food.
Mrs Burling
May 2011
The Hayloft is quirky and very comfortable. Well located for the coast and the country side. Good pub in the pretty village, helpful pleasant owners.
Mrs Van De Gein
October 2011
The cottage was like a little cocoon. It was very cosy and had warm colours. We loved the wood burner and used it almost every evening. Also, the small village was nice and quiet. It was everything I had expected. The owner gave us a warm welcome. We will certainly come again.
Mrs Scheiber
November 2010
A very peaceful and relaxing cottage in a lovely village. Excellent rural pub nearby.
Mrs Wainwright
March 2011
The Hayloft was a perfect base for our North Yorkshire holiday. The owners were very helpful and we enjoyed our complimentary bottle of wine. The Hayloft is very cosy and well furnished with all that we required. We would love to return at a future date.
Mr Wright
September 2010
Perfect location, very nice property, very friendly and welcoming host, nice walking areas.
Mrs Harvey
October 2010
This was our second visit this year to The Hayloft. The accommodation is comfortable and well maintained and Lastingham is a pretty, peaceful village. It is ideally situated for both walking and sightseeing.
Dr Schoter
August 2010
Lastingham is a lovely, peaceful village, and the cottage is great!
Mrs Boyle
August 2010
A lovely apartment, very comfortable and well equipped with friendly and welcoming hosts.
Mrs Priest
July 2010
Beautiful accommodation in a lovely village with great pub within 2 minutes walk. Friendly and helpful owners. Lovely walks from the door.
Mr Bird
March 2010
A peaceful location with an excellent pub. Good moorland walking available within a few hundred yards. Unspoilt countryside all around.
Mr Sinclair
April 2010
Nice place to stay, pleasant people and an interesting area to stay in.
Mrs Harvey
May 2010
We loved The Hayloft and the surrounding area so much we have already booked a return visit.
Mrs Glaysher
January 2010
Lovely cosy cottage - woodburning stove was a good feature - easy walk to very good pub. Lovely village.
Mr Atkin
March 2010
we loved everything about this holiday and this holiday cottage; it was cosy and snug and very homely. The village and surrounding countryside was beautiful and the locals were very pleasant. The peacefulness and tranquility of the place were second to none.
Mrs Wilson
October 2009
Quiet, peaceful, relaxing, plenty to see and do, easy to get to places to visit, ie. York, Scarborough, Whitby and the Moors. Welcome bottle of wine left by owners much appreciated.
Mrs Talmadge
November 2009
The property is close to the beck and is in a quiet and secluded area. Close to good walking right from the doorstep. Very relaxing holiday.
Mr Hines
December 2009
The hosts were very helpful. We had a white Christmas and the log burner added to the experience as it was freezing outside. The local pub served excellent food. Exhilarating walks over snow-covered fields and countryside.
Mrs Sneddon
November 2009
Pleasant and helpful hosts - nothing was too much trouble.
Mr McDonald
October 2009
An excellent property in an excellent location. The owners were very helpful and overall we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
Mrs Whiteside
October 2009
Everything about the holiday was fantastic. The area had outstanding beauty and the walks were from the doorstep. Lastingham was all we had hoped for, small and romantic.
Mrs Heslop
September 2009
Beautiful part of Yorkshire, went back to my home county for a holiday, so was aware of how beautiful it is and how friendly the people are.
Mr O'regan
August 2009
Nice location. Clean and tidy accommodation. Pleasant hosts. It would be hard to find better homecooked food than that provided at the local public house, a two minute stroll.
Mr Dalby
June 2009
The Hayloft was excellent in every way. It was very very clean and the hosts were superb and very friendly. We will be back to visit in the future and won't hesitate to recommend the Hayloft to our friends and family.
Mrs Seviour
August 2009
The location was excellent for a quiet week in the countryside. The owners welcomed us with a bottle of wine, which was thoughtful. We liked the fact that the Hayloft was raised and all on one floor.
Mr Critchley
June 2009
The location is excellent, great local pub with good home made food. The owners of the Hayloft are very nice.
Mr Hollis
May 2009
Walks on the moors were easily accessible. The property was in a quiet village location. There were excellent pubs with good food within 2 minutes walk. We received a good welcome from the owners.
Miss Mitchell
May 2009
A lovely, peaceful place to stay. Can't wait to go back.
April 2013
The village of Lastingham is a hidden gem in the North York Moors. A lovely quiet village with an old church 'St Mary' with the 'The Blacksmiths Arms' opposite. All thats missing is a cricket pitch and village pond! The graveyard is fascinating and it was good to see the church is being used for what it was built for - Christian worship. The fairly recently renovated 'The Hayloft' was lovely accommodation to stay in, best described as cosy. Mrs Eros and I stayed there at the start of an unseasonably cold April with biting east wind and the warm of 'The Hayloft' was a joy to retire to after a day walking on the moors. The premises are very tastefully done with a log burning stove giving off great heat. We loved the magnificent hand-crafted artwork on one of the bedroom walls. Kitchen and bathroom have all mod cons. The front door looks out on a beck (small river or burn) with a good view to the forested hillside on the south side of the village. The bottle of wine awaiting our arrival was a nice touch and greatly appreciated. Hope to return.
Mr Mrs Honeywill
April 2009
We were given a lovely, warm welcome by the owners (including bottle of wine) and soon felt part of the community in both the pub and church! Our Hayloft holiday couldn't have been better. Lastingham is an excellent centre from which to walk and explore the moors.
Mrs Phillips
February 2009
Perfect place for couple to get away from life. Lovely area. Lots to see and do and the local pub has great food and is really friendly.
Mr Albury
February 2009
We enjoyed the area for walking, cycling, views and the wild life. The Hay Loft was a very romantic place for us both and we enjoyed our stay very much and although it did snow, we both felt that this added to the romance of the village and our stay.
Mr Kesterton
November 2008
Beautiful and tranquil setting. Owners were aware it was our honeymoon and presented us with chocolates and champagne on arrival.
Ms Sanderson
January 2009
The location of the property, the super efficient wood burning stove, the free logs, the off road parking - the whole holiday was fantastic and I would go back again. Excellent mountain biking from the door and easy access to the local pub.
Mr Swettenham
July 2008
The setting of the cottage, in a quiet village away from hustle and bustle, was ideal, and the cottage owners were very friendly and approachable.
Mrs Waterer
July 2008
We enjoyed staying at the Hayloft very much. Everything was great.
Mr Bickerdike
October 2008
Friendliness of the owners. Warm and comfortable accommodation. Quiet, peaceful and relaxed location.
Miss Rayner
February 2008
A fantastic short break away. Everything about the cottage was amazing. A very peaceful and relaxing place to be. Would recommend this to anyone. A pleasure to visit.
Mrs Seal
March 2008
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hayloft. Would stay there again, it was in a lovely setting.
Mrs Parker
June 2008
Property had everything; very comfortable, owners helpful and very friendly. Great place for quiet and to relax.
Mrs Woolley
June 2008
One of the best we've stayed in; delicious home made cream scones on arrival!!
December 2009
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!!
Mrs Hunt
December 2007
Quiet location, in a beautiful part of the country, but near to many places of interest. Cosy, comfortable accommodation and excellent local pub.
Mrs Harris
October 2007
The village of Lastingham is in an idyllic setting with direct access to the moors. It has a wonderful local pub that does excellent food.
Mr Mrs Noakes
August 2007
A beautifully appointed cottage. Fantastic village pub...
Mr Shepherd
September 2007
Very pleasant and private accommodation, within easy reach of the moors and surrounding attractions. Very peaceful village with superb food in the local pub.
Mrs Brown
May 2007
The cottage was in an excellent location and the owner was very helpful.
Mr Mrs Kirkham
August 2007
This cottage has a fantastic location for exploring North Yorks coast and country. Plenty to see and do in the area. Stunning scenery around property and warm welcome from owner. Food in local pub is not to be missed and delicious cream teas available widely in nearby villages! We'll be back!
Mr Ashlin
March 2007
Would recommend to any couple who would want a peaceful area, yet not far from many lovely towns and villages. Would definitely go back. The Blacksmith Arms was an excellent pub. The area was picturesque and the owner extremely helpful.
Mr Hoey
November 2006
The hosts were very helpful and friendly. A lovely and quiet cottage which was very cosy.
Mr Billingham
November 2006
We loved the peace quiet of the Moors area, plus the tranquility of where the cottage was and the welcome by the owner on our arrival.
Mr Searle
June 2006
For us it was an ideal property, set in a quiet village amid beautiful scenery and to cap it all an excellent pub, wonderful value.
Mrs Lock
August 2006
The Hayloft is a wonderfully maintained cottage situated in a beautiful village in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. The owners have provided very good accommodation, maintained to a high standard and provided useful information regarding the local area. North Yorkshire has a lot to offer, from historic towns, castles and many other attractions for all ages and we had a very relaxing holiday.
Mr Mrs Fletcher
August 2006
Cottage was very comfortable and well equipped and set in a beautiful village with an excellent pub nearby!
Mr Watts
October 2006
Accommodation was very cosy and set in a really peaceful location. Very handy for walking on the Moors. Plenty of excellent pubs close by.
Mr Puetz
May 2006
Lovely accommodation in really pretty surroundings! The owner was very nice and helpful. All in all a great holiday. You generally offer good and friendly customer service.
Mrs McPhie
June 2006
As stated plenty of places of interest to visit and picturesque villages. Lots of indicated path ways to walk. Good local pub.
September 2012
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.
August 2010
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.
Mr Howes
April 2006
Very helpful owner and excellent location meant we had a great time despite weather! Proximity to good walks, food and beer also helped. Property was well kept and very comfortable for two people. Locals were friendly and there is lots to do nearby.
Chris & Chris
December 2009
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.
October 2011
Very nice place, helpful hosts, beautiful environment
Yvonne van de Gein
December 2011
the cottage was very beautiful. the interior was very warm and inviting. it was quiet and peaceful, all the ingredients for a relaxing holiday.
February 2010
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 !
December 2009
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.
December 2009
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.
December 2009
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 again.
Lindy Lou
December 2009
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.
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