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Quality barn conversion in beautiful North York Moors location

Scarborough, North Yorkshire, UK
  • Cottage
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps10
  • Bathrooms3
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay1 - 7 nights

Sycamore Cottage is located at Thirley Cotes Farm a grade two listed property near the village of Harwood Dale in the North York Moors. It is the largest of four barn conversions at the farm featuring 'upside down' accommodation with five bedrooms on the ground floor and open plan living space upstairs. From March 2018 Sycamore Cottage will have its own 8 seater hot tub and enclosed terrace area. The site is very private and peaceful and offers plenty of parking, a large shared outside lawn and amenity field and an indoor games facility. There is a play area for the younger children too who must be supervised if under 12 years old.

The barn has many original features retained including the large wooden trusses and characterful yorkshire stone featured walls. It is a very spacious property ideal for a family get together or group of friends all wanting a relaxing environment to enjoy.

Thirley Cotes Farm offers a stunning location, only a few miles from Scarborough and Whitby but slightly inland offering great views of the surrounding fields and woodlands which have numerous walks and cycle tracks to enjoy. We even have our own 4 acre woodland for you to explore although young children do need supervision as the area includes a stream and watercourse .

There are many attractions and activities nearby to keep everyone busy. Dalby forest has fabulous world class mountain biking, there's Go Ape for the adventurous, trips to the traditional seaside resorts of Scarborough and Whitby or one of many beautiful fishing villages like Staithes, Runswick Bay and Robin Hood's Bay are all very close by. The RSPB reserve at Bempton Cliffs is worth a visit, home to thousands of nesting sea birds.

Further inland, the medieval city of York is an hour away, or take a steam train journey through the North York Moors into Goathland countryside made famous as Aidensfield in the TV series 'Heartbeat'.

Thirley Cotes Farm is also where our business 'Cottage Escapes' is based, so we are tucked away onsite to make sure you have everything you'll need for a great holiday.

Property Manager

Cottage Escapes

Member Since 2017
Response time:
within a few days
Calendar last updated:
Jan 26, 2018
About Cottage Escapes

Thirley Cotes Farm was recently purchased by the Durbin Family as part of their holiday cottage portfolio, under the heading Cottage Escapes. All their cottages are privately owned and are beautifully presented, with the idea that guests have a pleasant and relaxing stay.

Cottage Escapes purchased this Cottage in 2017

Why Cottage Escapes chose Scarborough District

Thirley Cotes Farm, in the area known as Harwood Dale is a beautiful hidden gem. Surrounded by woodland and agriculture it really can be a 'get away from it all'. It is situated in the North York Moors National Park, yet close to the amenities of both Scarborough and Whitby. Holidays here really do give the best of both worlds. Please be aware that during week days from 1/10/18 to 30/4/19, we will be renovating part of the Thirley Cotes Farm site. Whilst every effort will be made to avoid disturbance to our guests, we are offering a 25% discount for Half Term weeks in October ( 19/10 – 2/11 ) and February ( 15/2/19 – 1/3/19 ) and also Easter weeks (12-26 April) 2019. We will also offer a 10% discount for weekend breaks, Xmas and New Year weeks, although no works will be conducted at these times.

What makes this Cottage unique

The views from the farm are over in-interrupted countryside, which change with the different seasons. With access to woodland walks and bridleways. During the summer harvest or the autumn bramble picking there is a lot to see and do.


    • Internet
    • Pets Welcome
    • Heater
    • Kids Welcome
    • Washer & Dryer
    • Hot Tub
    • Parking
    • TV


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double, Ensuite shower and toilet
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, Ensuite shower cubicle and toilet
      • Bedroom 3
        1 double
      • Bedroom 4
        2 twin/ single
      • Bedroom 5
        2 twin/ single


        • 3 Bathrooms
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, tub, shower, Heated towel rail
        • Bathroom 2
          toilet, shower
        • Bathroom 3
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Rural


                • Adventure
                • Away From It All
                • Family
                • Farm Holidays
                • Historic
                • Holiday Resort
                • Sports & Activities
                • Tourist Attractions


                    • Guests provide their own meals


                        • Hair Dryer
                        • Heating
                          Modern underfloor heating powered by air source heat pumps , comfortable constant temperature
                        • Internet
                        • Iron & Board
                        • Linens Provided
                        • Living Room
                          42inch freesat TV , DVD, Radio, plenty of seating
                        • Parking
                          We have plenty of parking space on site
                        • Towels Provided
                        • Tumble Dryer
                        • Washing Machine


                            • Coffee Maker
                              Dolce Gusto Coffee Machine.
                            • Dishes & Utensils
                            • Dishwasher
                            • Kitchen
                            • Microwave
                            • Oven
                              range cooker
                            • Pantry Items
                              Kitchen roll, cling film, foil, tea, coffee, sugar.
                            • Refrigerator
                              with 4* Freezer.
                            • Stove
                            • Toaster


                                • Child's Highchair
                                • Dining
                                  Welcoming open plan dining area suitable for families and group get togethers .
                                • Dining Area
                                • comfy seating for 10 people


                                    • DVD Player
                                    • Game Room
                                      with books, games and leaflets for local attractions.
                                    • Games
                                      Small Games room shared with other cottages, table hockey, pool, table tennis .
                                    • Ping Pong Table
                                    • Pool Table
                                    • Television
                                      Freesat TV in lounge


                                        • Bicycles
                                          We provide secure storage for bikes.
                                        • Deck / Patio
                                          Enclosed terrace area
                                        • Lawn / Garden
                                          Shared garden area, childrens play equipment and large field for football, cricket etc.
                                        • Outdoor Grill
                                          small amount of charcoal provided for first use.

                                          Pool / Spa

                                            • Hot Tub
                                              From March 2018 there will be a private 8 seater hot tub


                                                • museums
                                                • autumn foliage
                                                • cinemas
                                                • forests
                                                • library
                                                • churches
                                                • playground
                                                • restaurants
                                                • ruins
                                                • water parks
                                                • waterfalls

                                                  Leisure Activities

                                                    • beachcombing
                                                    • bird watching
                                                    • gambling casinos
                                                    • horseback riding
                                                    • scenic drives
                                                    • sight seeing
                                                    • walking

                                                      Local Services & Businesses

                                                        • ATM/bank
                                                        • fitness center
                                                        • groceries
                                                        • hospital
                                                        • massage therapist
                                                        • medical services

                                                          Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                            • cycling
                                                            • equestrian events
                                                            • fishing
                                                            • golf
                                                            • hiking
                                                            • mountain biking
                                                            • sound/bay fishing
                                                            • surfing
                                                            • swimming


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                                                                  House Rules

                                                                  Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                                  Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                                  Cancellation Policy

                                                                  100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.


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                                                                  Rates & Availability

                                                                  Additional information about rental rates

                                                                  Pet Fee
                                                                  Damage Deposit
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                                                                  For booking assistance, call 888-829-7076

                                                                  Property # 8228411