Runningbikechick
Wed 22nd April 2015
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Outstanding!!

I spent a wonderful week in March in this beautiful converted cowshed with my partner and our puppy and kitten. We found it absolutely perfect for us - warm, comfortable and dog-friendly, ground level mostly with off street parking The owners, Mark and Helen, were close by and always accessible and helpful. They were also very understanding when our puppy had a bit of a chew of their furniture. We have rented cottages and flats all over North Yorkshire, but this was by far the best we've stayed in. Absolutely stunning, we plan to come back next year definitely!

Chocolateydeb
Sat 13th June 2015
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Comfortable, quirky, delightful cottage.

This is the best holiday cottage we've ever stayed in! It was really comfortable, and the cottage has been restored with reclaimed timber which gives it a completely original feel. Everything you could need is there - the only downside is that the weather was so great that we didn't get to try out the woodburning stove!

ellenwalshmoorman
Mon 14th September 2015
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Mr and Mrs

We had a marvellous Christmas holiday at the Cowshed!! The stunning decor was eclipsed by the personal touches added for festivity. A great location to explore the North York Moors.

NorfolkTrueman
Sat 19th September 2015
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Imaginative upcycling

We enjoyed our stay at the Cowshed, especially seeing the clever recycling of so many everyday things. (eg. carpet cleaner to a standard lamp!). It was warm with an efficient heating system, so we didn't need to use the log burner (which was a shame!!) The shower was fantastic with a choice of shower heads, and although I searched for it, (not many hiding spaces) I couldn't find a hair-dryer. Definitely a young persons place, as the stairs were a challenge (but fun) and the soft mattress topper played havoc with our geriatric backs. It would have been nice to have had the grass in front of the window screened, as when sitting at the table we were watched by the folk in the other rental, just a small thing, but worth a mention, and I'm sure Mark will put this right over time. I imagine it would be a perfect holiday with kids, as they would love the stairs, and the facility of a fire pit in the garden next to the BBQ which has views all the way to Whitby Abbey

petticoatplonky
Sat 14th November 2015
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A real home from home.

We chose to stay at the Cowshed for our honeymoon, due to its location and we were not at all disappointed. Wonderful views over Whitby, close to Robin Hoods Bay and a great position to travel along the coast up through North Yorkshire. The cottage is truly amazing and very homely, with everything you need for a well earned chill out. It is quaint and quirky and restored to a great standard using original features and there are lots of items that have been recycled to make unique objects that are usable, such as lamps, light shades and coat hooks. The more you look around the more you are taken aback by the use of items that have been reclaimed from the original cowshed , even the bath and sink. Lovely fresh linen and towels were provided and we were even given a towel for the dogs. Gas radiators are installed so the place is more than warm enough, but we did use the log burner which made the room so snug. Thank you Helen and Mark for making our special holiday a whole lot more special and also for our celebratory bottle of wine. Well done on all your hard work in making The Cowshed such a magical place to stay.

Alison B
Sun 17th January 2016
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Mr

We stayed here for new year and had a fabulous time. The cottage is beautifully renovated with lots of extra touches and attention to detail. It's really well equipped with everything you would need for a comfortable stay. We had a magical new year there. Big thank you to the owners for the bottle of fizz left in the fridge for the new year celebration x. Would definitely recommend