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Self-Catering North York Moors and Coast

The Goat Shed in North York Moors and Coast, North Yorkshire

From: €270 weekly Guests 2 Rooms 1 Bathroom 1

The Goat Shed Self-Catering

Holiday home
This stone-built, semi-detached barn conversion is situated in the rural hamlet of High Normanby, close to the pretty villages of Fylingthorpe and Robin Hood's Bay. Retaining much of its original character, this former goat barn has been loving renovated and now boasts a wealth of exposed timber, flagged floors and a beautiful vaulted ceiling. Decorated and furnished to a very high standard, the property provides light and airy accommodation, perfectly situated for access to the coast. The living space in the cottage consists of a double bedroom, a fitted kitchen with dining area and a lounge with sofa-bed and electric stove. This wonderful little property makes a great place for a young family.

With its narrow, cobbled streets and quaint cottages, Robin Hood's Bay is one of the most picturesque villages on the English coastline. Located between the thriving towns of Scarborough and Whitby, this charming fishing village is set at the edge of a sweeping bay backed by impressive cliffs and dramatic moorland. All visitors will love the beach and its cliff top walks, whilst more serious climbers can enjoy the many long distance trails that pass through the town such as the Cleveland Way, the Lyke Wake Walk and the Coast to Coast walks. The village amenities are superb and with charming alleyways to explore and plenty of places to rest, this makes a great location all year round.

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.

Oil central heating with electric stove. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, TV, DVD, radio/CD. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Small gravelled area with garden furniture. One well-behaved pet welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 1.5 miles, pub 1 mile. Note: This property is situated amongst farm buildings and is opposite a Dutch Barn, but offers views of the field from the side of the property.

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Ground floor
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
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Self-Catering Reviews

September 2020
The Goat Shed was perfect and exceeded our expectations and all holiday information from Sykes and the cottage owner was timely and very informative..
Mrs Black, September 2020
September 2020
We had a lovely stay, the cottage is cosy.. you can can go on beautiful walks from the doorstep there is a washing machine which isnt mentioned in the details which was very useful. already booked for next year.
Mr Tapping, September 2020
March 2020
Stayed a few times and always comfortable and relaxing
February 2020
Wow! This place is the perfect base for walks straight from the door step. Peaceful, clean and bright, well equipped and comfortable, warm and plenty of hot water. We were really surprised at the size of the place, with ample room outside including parking. Star gazing in bed...Just perfect! We loved it, our dog loved it! Only grumble....We didn't stay long enough - Will definitely be returning! Thank you for a lovely stay!
Mrs Adams, March 2020
February 2020
The Goat Shed was immaculate.. A home from home. We had a lovely stay there with our little border terrier Ralph. The Goat Shed was warn, cosy, really well equipped and the lighting amazing. It's a bit off the beaten track, but theres a pub at the bottom of the hill along with a nice little shop that's stocks everything you could need. We had a couple of lovely meals at the pub and chose to get a taxi back to The Goat Shed, worth £6 of anybody's money!!! We hope to visit again and recommend this romantic getaway.
Mrs Butler, January 2020
January 2020
Wow! This place is the perfect base for walks straight from the door step.. Peaceful, clean and bright, well equipped and comfortable, warm and plenty of hot water. We were really surprised at the size of the place, with ample room outside including parking. Star gazing in bed...Just perfect! We loved it, our dog loved it! Only grumble....We didn't stay long enough - Will definitely be returning! Thank you for a lovely stay!
Mr Rees, November 2019
November 2019
The Goatshed was a warm, welcoming, clean, comfortable and dog friendly, which is a must for our two active Terriers.. We had four days of exploring Robin Hoods Bay, where a bacon sandwich and pot of tea are a must at Tea, Toast and Post, after a coastal trek. We also covered some of the Cleveland Way and Cinder Track through Scarbourough and Whitby with a stop at the Abbey. Ravenscar WW2 look out and signal tower was atmospheric and informative. We ate at the Fylingdale Inn and would recommend this too.
Mrs Kennedy, January 2020
November 2019
The Goat Shed is larger than I expected with lovely stone floors and a high, beamed ceiling.. Well equipped with everything that I needed for a short walking break. During my November stay it was warm, cosy and comfortable. It is situated in fantastic walking country. No WiFi or mobile phone signal (EE) which could be a good or bad thing, depending on your point of view. I have booked another visit.
Mrs Plant, November 2019
October 2019
The goat shed is such a perfect holiday cottage you will not want to leave! Kaye and Alex have cut no corners on furnishing and equipping the warm and cosy space. A king size bed and crispy clean bed linen, huge fluffy bath towels and reclining chairs in the sitting room, they have thought of everything. A pub with excellent food is just a few minutes away. The cottage is tucked into a quiet and sheltered corner with a private terrace and parking close to the door. Just a few steps away the carefully fenced dog field has wonderful views to Robin Hoods Bay and Whitby Abbey. Take your walking boots and set out from the door or take a book and enjoy the peace and quiet of the cottage. We did both and we will be back I'm sure. Thank you.
Mr Wright
February 2019
Don't be put off by the outside appearance of The Goat Shed, the inside is lovely and cosy..
Mrs Fergusson
January 2019
Absolutely lovely property, spotlessly clean , lovely owners and close to two main resorts .. I would not hesitate to recommend the Goat Shed
January 2019
A very live-able fully equipped "Flat" for two, enjoying peace and quiet in the middle of the country - within easy distance of the sea and quiet or entertainment orientated resorts.. Likewise near many brilliant coastal walks, including the Cleveland Way, the "Cinder Track", and within North York Moors National Park. And of course North York Moors Railway. Expecting something quite small found the "Goat Shed" to be very spacious, warm (even in the bleak midwinter), and quite charming!
Mrs Potter
September 2018
Lovely cottage in stunning location.. Well equipped, clean, quiet and cosy. Great for nearby walks, bike rides and trips to the coast. The old railway cinder track was an excellent cycle route, away from traffic and flat for easy cycling. Would highly recommend.
Mr Davies
April 2018
Everything was very good
Mrs Hurst
March 2018
All we needed nice and clean .. comfortable bed. We will be back
Ms Armstrong
March 2018
The Goat shed was wonderful! We had a great, relaxing break with lots of adventurous days and cosy nights. A truly wonderful experience would definitely recommend.
Mr Fraser
March 2018
No everyone perfect..
Linda B
July 2017
Great location for Whitby and Scarborough.Pet friendly ,great hosts,beautiful scenery and peaceful allthough you are close to working farm.This holiday shed is very well, equipped for self catering,has plenty of space and an enclosed garden with table and chairs to relax in the sunshine.Plenty of places to to visit whether walking or driving.This has been our third visit there and will be returning next year
Linda B
July 2017
Brilliant holiday and location nothing around you very peacefull great for walking.. .Every thing you could possibly need was thought of in cottage it was beautiful inside we will definitely be going back .
Linda B
July 2017
This cottage is lovely we have been twice and will go back.. it's a bit out of the way but that suits us. Every thing you could need is there they have thought of every thing . .A lovely cottage all round .
Mrs Riley
April 2017
Wonderful accommodation,warm and cosy, great location for walkers,would definitely go back..
Mrs Wheeler
July 2016
The location was idyllic. There were some wonderful walks and lots to do in the locality. We will definitely be going back.
Mrs Wheeler
July 2016
The location was idyllic. There were some wonderful walks and lots to do in the locality. Will definitely be going back.
Mrs Bower
July 2016
A lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the world. The cottage was dog friendly as was the site, with a dog walking paddock. We will definitely go back again!
May 2016
The Goat Shed was excellent and very peaceful. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We will go again.
Miss Smith
April 2016
This is a cosy barn conversion with great views over Whitby. There is a nice private garden. The cottage is in a brilliant location.
Mrs Evans
October 2015
The Goat shed is full of character after some very chilly days out it was lovely to get back to a lovely warm cosy cottage at the end of each day. The cottage was in a perfect position to get to all the places we wanted to visit.
September 2015
THe goat shed was lovely and very cosy,There are lovely views of whitby and the Abbey .I loved the alpacas in the field.It was so peaceful and It help us relax after a very eventful few months.The hosts were very friendly and helpful.It was very easy to follow the directions to the cottage and to pick up the keys to the cottage.would go back there again.
April 2015
We stayed here for 3 nights at Easter. It was just what we needed calm and relaxing but with lots to do in the area. The cottage was lovely and we slept so well in the bedroom. The pub is at the bottom of the hill which means it is all up hill on the way back but the meals in the pub were worth it. Would definitely go back.
Mr Hatfield
March 2015
A very nice place to stay - clean and spacious accommodation that is also quiet and relaxed. The bedroom and bathroom are excellent. We have stayed twice and would return.
Mrs Crowe
March 2015
The property was close to all the villages and towns that we wanted to visit. The owners were on hand if required and were very approachable; not that we needed them much. Very relaxing.
Ms Robinson
February 2015
We had a lovely time. Very nice accommodation in a great position. The owners were very nice and friendly. We would definitely go again and recommend it to others.
January 2015
I have never 'holi-dayed' in England before, however after getting a dog we decided to visit the Yorkshire Coast. We mainly chose this place due to the walks and being dog friendly. This converted goat shed was stunning. Going in October had the weather to deal with, however our shed kept us warm and dry. We really enjoyed our stay here, it was beautiful and relaxing with so many scenic walks. The owners were accommodating and fixed our one tiny problem (the battery in the fire alarm was bleeping!!) very quickly. Loved it here and enjoyed Robins Hood Bay too. Will be back next year :)
Mrs Haigh
December 2014
Fantastic place top stay, it was homely warm, comfortable and very clean, no problems at all. The owners were very friendly and accommodating.
Mr Lambert
October 2014
Very private cottage with excellent facilities for dog owners. Very well presented and owners were friendly and helpful.
Mrs Sharpe
September 2014
We loved staying at The Goat Shed, it was ideally place to access the East Coast of Yorkshire which is stunning any time of year.
Mrs Foster
August 2014
Perfect setting, near to lots of lovely places to visit, perfect quiet retreat for a relaxing holiday, overall a very nice cottage to stay in. we will definitely be returning!
Mrs Naylor
August 2014
An excellent location, friendly owners and a beautiful cottage.
Mr Hewitt
June 2014
Beautiful, well equipped cottage, location was stunning with lovely views of countryside seascape . Owner made us feel very welcome on arrival.
Mr Thompson
May 2014
A lovely and cosy cottage in a wonderful, rural location. Owners very friendly and approachable.
Mr Hatfield
May 2014
A very clean and roomy place to stay, the bedroom and bathroom were outstanding. The location was superb, very quiet yet just a few miles from Robin Hood's Bay and nearby Whitby.
Mr Laurenson
March 2014
Superb location. It felt like you were miles away from anyone and everyone but yet you're only a few miles from Whitby and a hilly walk from Robin Hood's Bay. The accomodation itself was superb for us and a lovely place to relax and unwind after exploring the Moors. I hope to get back one day.
October 2013
We stayed for a week in august, at The Goatshed, and really enjoyed our holiday, as did our Portuguese Water Dog artchie. The accommodation was ideal for anyone with a dog, with all you could possibly need. A lovely walk into Robin Hood's Bay, but beware it's uphill on the way back. We would definitely stay here again, on our next visit to the Whitby area.The owners are very approachable, and live on the farm adjacent.
Miss Lindsay
July 2013
Very nice property, very close to all towns, and in a lovely setting. It was ideal for our dogs, and the owners were very friendly.
Mr Jones
June 2013
I particularly liked the area of the cottage and the quietness when in at night. It is in a good location for visiting the coast in Whitby and also Sandsend. Also not too far to visit the moors.
Mr Worrall
May 2013
Very comfortable and warm. The photos on your website do not do the cottage justice.
Mr Worrall
April 2013
The property was exactly as described. It was very tastefully decorated, comfortable and very warm. The small yard was enclosed and safe for the dog.
Mrs Adams
March 2013
We liked how cosy and relaxing the cottage was. We like the area anyway and go to Whitby often; we will return to cottage, it was lovely.
Mrs Lightfoot
September 2012
We had a fantastic time. The Goat Shed was absolutely lovely, very comfy and clean and was in a beautiful location with lovely views. It was so peaceful. The owners were very friendly and helpful, we felt very welcome.
Mr Ball
July 2012
Location for Whitby and surrounding area was excellent.
January 2012
wonderful cottage,everything on hand inside,only downside,lack of view from windows,but otherwise very nice indeed.
December 2011
We travelled to The Goatshed from Sale in Cheshire on a very cold, wet and wintry Monday morning in October! There was fog, sleet and driving rain as we drove up the M62 and I was wondering what on earth had possessed me to book a week away in Yorkshire in October! However, as we arrived at the cottage in the farm grounds - the sun was shining and the sky had turned to a beautiful clear blue with not a cloud in sight! The owner - Mrs Peberdy - came to meet us with the cottage keys and gave us a very friendly welcome. She asked us to let her know if we needed anything and told us she would be available to help at any time. The cottage has been lovingly renovated.It was very spacious and comfortable and well equipped.Central heating radiators timed to come on early morning and evening meant we were always warm and cosy! The weather was kind to us all week and we were able to take advantage of the Goatshed's fabulous location every day! It was ideally located for us - just a 10 minute drive into Whitby or 15 minutes or so to Robin Hood's Bay - both really great places with lots of exploring and things to see. Sandsend - just a little outside Whitby was charming - the cottages by the river are picture postcard material! Scarborough, Filey,and Bridlington were all easily accessible and worth visiting as was Goatland - the home of Itv's 'Heartbeat'! Staithes (lovely old fishing harbour) was very interesting - our dog Ben spent hours running and swimming in the sea there! We really loved exploring the old Whitby town and hiking up all the steps to the abbey - the views made the effort worthwhile! Our stay at the Goatshed was excellent-we could not have wished for anything better.I would certainly recommend it and will be looking to go again next year!
Mrs Haigh
December 2011
Excellent, warm and snug and I suppose very lovely in the summer. Safe compound for the dog - would go again and we would recommend.
Ms Miller
November 2011
The cottage was very warm, clean, functional and you could see that there had been a lot of thought and planning put into it to make sure you were very comfortable. A good location for touring the areas around Whitby and Yorkshire Moors. It is also a very private cottage, and the owners were very pleasant and helpful. I loved it and would certainly return.
Mr Jones
October 2011
A perfect location to explore the coast and moors inland, and for anyone wanting a peaceful holiday.
Mrs Hamilton
October 2011
A lovely warm cottage, very spacious and a great location for getting out and about. Robin Hoods Bay and Sandsend are delightful places to visit. We never knew there was so much to see and do in and around Whitby.
September 2011
really nice spot to stay in quiet area very nice close to many places which are worth visiting like whitby, pickering, robin hoods bay and the north yorkshire moors
September 2011
The Goat Shed was the perfect place to spend our 10 year wedding anniversary. Lovely walks close by and friendly pubs (which welcomed our dog Busta!)...all in all a perfect place to spend a week relaxing. Highly recommend the Goat Shed for couples wanting to get away from it all.
Ms Morelli
May 2011
The cottage was ideally situated: down a quiet country lane with fantastic views over Whitby Bay as you approach the property. Only a 10 minute drive from Whitby, very close to Robin Hood's Bay and plenty of coastal walking with amazing views. If you want to get away from it all, this is definitely the place to stay.
Mr Mitchell
May 2011
The cottage was well equipped and in a good location for touring the Moors and surrounding district. An excellent location for the above purpose. Freedom to suit oneself and enjoy the beauty of Yorkshire.
January 2011
We had a wonderful stay at the Goat Shed. We found it warm, snug and it had everything for a Romantic week away from the normal hussle and bussle of life. We enjoyed walks out around the area, Fishing in Whitby and Robin Hood Bay and plenty of drinks and meals at the inviting Flyindales Inn in Robin Hood Bay. It's a place that we'll return to for sure.
Ms Ellis
November 2010
The Goat Shed was very cosy and warm, and we enjoyed our stay.
September 2010
It's right what people say once you've been to the Yorkshire coast you'll want to go back. The Goat Shed is perfectly placed for exploring the surrounding areas. It is set in the beautiful hills with views of the coast. The accomadation was excellent, comfy and clean. The owners were friendly and helpful which always makes your stay even better. We will be going again and recommending it to our friends and family.
Mr Milsom
September 2010
Great location, very private.
Mrs Jones
September 2010
Cosy, peaceful and warm cottage.
Ms Jackson
August 2010
It was a beautiful cottage in a stunning location. Visited so many places during the week. The owner was helpful and very warm and welcoming. A smashing holiday ideally located close to several beaches. Cottage was very comfy, clean with all the necessaries provided to begin a super holiday.
Mr Bailey
July 2010
The location was beautiful and within easy reach of the must see places. The owners were lovely and really helpful.
Mr Rothwell
July 2010
Lovely area. Local pubs allowed dogs in the bar so we could eat out even when the weather was not suitable for sitting outside. North Yorks Railway was a great day out (again dog friendly) with very well kept stations - a delight. Local beaches also allowed dogs, in the main. In summary, we did not feel as restricted in what we could do as dog owners as elswhere in the country e.g. Devon.
Miss McDougall
May 2010
A really cosy cottage that was warm and clean in a excellent location for exploring both the North Yorkshire Coast and Moors.
Mr Quinn
April 2010
Had a fantastic few days at The Goat Shed. Lovely place, lovely decor and our Jack Russell, Millie, had a fantastic time. Thanks to the owners and their daughter for being so hospitable. Would recommend to anybody.
December 2009
Freindly, helpful and fresh eggs and milk on arrival. spacious living, good location. Due to nature of barn conversion there are few windows so no view- definitely a cottage for those who want to go out for the day- cosy in the evening, good central heating, adequate bathroom facilities,(good towels). had and issue with the velux window over the bed- it was midsummer and there was no blind so had to make do with a bin bag and some stickytape.kitchen equipment was very sparse, definitely a cottage for those who want to eat out and not cook at home. would suit a couple but really not so good with a child.Shame as the farm animals good. be prepared to hop out to open the gate a lot.
December 2009
although the cottage was well furnished and had all the necessary equiptment and ultensils which were spotlessly clean the floors had not been swept properly especially the edges i had to do them again and they were thick with dust and dog hairs which we found unpleasant and upset our dog as he couldnt stop smelling around the room until i had swept and mopped all the floors. Also the courtyard wasnt really small dog friendly but we did have use of a small paddock but we had to carry our dog as the stones underfoot was uncomfortable for him.
Mrs Bourke
November 2009
A very warm and cosy cottage in a good location.
October 2009
The Goat Shed was warm, cosy and welcoming. The owners were very friendly and helpful. A lovely little cottage.
Mrs Walker
September 2009
The paddock for the dog was great. This is a good centre to travel to attractions. The owners were very helpful. The courtesy pack was welcome.
Mr Mrs Burgess
August 2009
Excellent up to date brochures in cottage. Lovely walks from the cottage - from Raw able to get onto the moors. Flyingdale Inn did excellent meals. Good butcher/baker in Flyingdale.
Mrs Crouch
August 2009
The Yorkshire coast on the whole and being able to return to a clean, comfy, cosy Goat Shed!
Mr Brown
April 2009
Most things were fine - the property was of a high quality and the location was good.
Miss Steels
February 2009
It was lovely to get away from the rush of Nottingham. Getting up in the morning and looking at the view was great. It was situated in a great location so that most of the coast could be covered.
Mrs Davidson
November 2008
A very comfortable place to stay.
Miss White
August 2008
It's location is perfect near the sea and easily accessible. It's our second visit to the Goat Shed and it was as enjoyable, if not more so, than our first visit. It has a warm and friendly atmosphere. Every morning and evening my daughters could help feed all the animals. My eldest said 'it's better than Disneyland!' Would definitely return and recommend to friends.
Mrs Buck
August 2008
We liked the fact that the property was in the countryside and the proximity of the animals. The air was fresh, the rural setting was very pleasant. We were near to lots of properties and places to visit which was an asset. We had a very pleasant holiday.
Mrs Webber
July 2008
Beautifully thoughtfully converted, deceptively spacious.
Mrs De Martino
January 2008
Lovely bedroom and bathrooms. Large paddock area to exercise dog in which is completely enclosed and safe. Cottage open plan and very warm. 5 mins drive to Robin Hoods Bay.
Mrs Forrow
September 2007
Beautiful location and surroundings.
Mr Smith
September 2007
A lovely clean cottage and very nice owner. Very quiet and perfect for a romantic break.
Ms Neal
January 2007
I liked all of our short stay, even the stormy weather!
Mr Lazenby
November 2006
An ideal location and a welcoming host.
Ms Horvath
November 2006
Fantastic location. Animals on site, alpacas, sheep and chickens.
Mr Woodcock
October 2006
Excellent value, comfortable, homely and very peaceful. Most commendable.
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