The Barn, Ellerby

Runswick Bay, North York Moors & Coast(Ref. 1015690)

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A stunning luxury barn conversion with fabulous hot tub, private gardens and paddock, located in a beautiful village near the picturesque Runswick Bay. A superb luxury barn conversion with lovely gardens and hot tub, in the heart of this pretty village, near the renowned local inn and with the picturesque Runswick Bay a short drive/or ten minute walk, it's spacious with superb double-height rooms and features high quality fixtures and fittings and wonderful original beams.

Thank you so much for assisting our niece with the surprise birthday decorations in the barn, it was such a lovely surprise, a very nice personal touch and made our arrival even more special

Our party of 8 all thoroughly enjoyed our time at The Barn.



Ground Floor
With an idyllic setting, enter this imposing property via a lovely hallway with a seat bench and storage for coats and shoes. This then leads to the superb ‘living kitchen’ with a dining area which has a baronial feel – the lovely high ceilings with the magnificent original beams give the living space a spacious and light atmosphere and it’s an ideal spot to sit with a glass of wine and watch the chef hard at work!

Very well-equipped with quality appliances such as a retro Smeg fridge and Smeg kettle and toaster, plus a separate integral freezer, dishwasher, a large range gas oven plus, during the winter months, a wonderful Aga, this is an excellent kitchen with plenty of work surfaces to prepare meals.

In the dining area, which has a wall-mounted TV, is a long oak dining table with upholstered chairs to seat ten people – perfect to enjoy breakfast or to light candles in the evening and enjoy a long, leisurely dinner, sharing the day’s adventures.

Beyond the kitchen is a useful utility room which has a washing machine with integral dryer and space for airing clothes – such as bathing costumes as the family come in off the beach in the summer or outerwear for walkers during the autumn and winter months - plus an iron and ironing board.

The main living space is truly impressive; bordered by a unique and open staircase, there are essentially three areas to this vast room. Centrally is a small study area with a desk – ideal for writing postcards – plus comfortable leather chairs and book shelves – perfect to relax and read. At one end is a wonderful seating area, framing a log burning stove with comfortable leather Parker-Knoll style sofas, book cases, large screen TV with integral DVD player. The wooden antler-style chandeliers complete the magnificent styling of this exquisite property. French doors, with New England-style shutters, lead to the pretty terrace, hot tub and the garden beyond.

On the opposite side of this large room is a games area with an 8ft billiard/snooker table complete with wall-mounted cues, if you fancy trying your potting skills?

There is also a charming guest suite on the ground floor with an inner hallway, double bedroom with king size bed plus a shower room with shower, WC and hand wash basin.
First Floor
To the first floor are three bedrooms plus a house bathroom.

There is a master bedroom that sleeps three people, with a king size bed, wardrobe, cheval mirror and dressing table. There is a sofa chair in this bedroom, which converts to a single bed to make it into a family room if required.

A charming twin bedroom has two single beds plus there is a single bedroom.

The house bathroom is stylish with a wonderful free-standing bath with shower attachment, WC and hand wash basin.
To the outside is a superb flagged terrace area with table and chairs to enjoy al fresco dining – or just to take your first cup of the day and sit and relax – it’s a private area, not overlooked by neighbours.

On the decked areas and slightly elevated is a glorious, good size hot tub – how wonderful to lie back and relax whilst looking out over the lawned garden, which has shrubs, trees, flowers and those distant views of the sea plus an adjoining paddock, which is ideal for children to play.

This is a truly gorgeous house - not to be missed! - with private parking for up to four cars.





The Barn is located in the village of Ellerby, near the picturesque Runswick Bay and 4 miles from Whitby. The village has a fantastic pub that serves great food. Runswick Bay, with its pretty half moon sandy beach, is within walking distance or a short drive and boasts two inns and a shop on the seafront that sells sandwiches, drinks and beach equipment.

What's on nearby?


Whitby Famous for its Festival weekends, Regatta Week and Folk weeks, as well as the hugely popular ‘Goth’ weekends.

Captain Cook Museum A must see for local Whitby history and the famous Dinosaur fossils.

North Yorkshire Steam Railway Links from Whitby and Pannett Park.

WHITBY & SANDSEND BEACHES These are top ‘Blue Flag’ rated beaches, for cleanliness and safety.

WHITBY FISHING Hire a boat and tackle for a day in the North Sea or join others with their simple lines trying their luck off the Pier.

SEA TRIPS Take a trip on the water with speedboat ‘Velocity’, replica galleon ‘Endeavour’ or the many other vessels that take you on short coastal trips – one of which includes a lovely sunset trip on the ‘Esk Belle’.

Other Info

Spacious with superb double-height rooms, high quality fixtures and fittings and wonderful original beams.

Notes to guests
Access Statement
Guest Comments

Free Wi-Fi included;

This is a pet-friendly property with dogs welcome at a cost of £30 per pet per stay

Please note this property sleeps 8- the 8th person/ child is to sleep on the chair pull out bed in the master bedroom

Starter pack of kindling/logs available from mid-October until the end of March.

Bed linen and towels are provided.

A refundable security deposit of £200 is required with all bookings.

Please note: There is no BBQ at this property guests to bring their own

All TV''s except the main lounge are Apple TV and iplayer via the

The Barn at Ellerby is a large detached barn conversion in a peaceful village setting.

Arrival and Car Parking

There is level access from the road onto a tarmac drive that changes to gravel. The Barn is on the left and has 1 parking space in front of the garage and 2 spaces to the right of the garage. There is unrestricted parking in the village. Entrance to the house is via the further parking spaces.

Entrance and Ground Floor

An 80cm flagstone path leads from the parking spaces to the side entrance door. This inward opening timber boarded door has a clear opening width of 86cm. The lever and lock height is 1.1M from floor level. There is a 10cm threshold at the bottom. The door opens into an entrance porch, which has a 9cm step down onto the hardwood floor. The room measures 2.8M by 3.8M and contains a number of storage units.

The internal timber doors have lever handles at around 1M from floor level. The light switches throughout the house are all around 125cm from floor level. The Barn has exposed original beams throughout. The heating and hot water is run from a combi boiler located in the utility room. The ground floor layout leads from one room to the next and is as follows:

There are 2 steps from the entrance porch to the kitchen diner. The steps are 12cm high and lead through a door with a clear opening width of 79cm. This room has flagstone flooring and measures 5.4M by 6.7M. There are a number of floor and wall units and built in appliances. The granite worktop has a height of 91cm. There is a free standing AGA with 2 ovens and 2 top cooking plates. There is also an electric range oven with 5 gas ring hob and electric extractor above. There is a built in dishwasher and a free standing SMEG tall fridge with a handle height of 103cm. The wooden table has a height of 76cm and seating for 10. There is ample space all around the table. The dining area also contains a side unit and a wall mounted flat screen TV. The kitchen diner has a double height vaulted ceiling and a large beam runs across the room with a head height of 192cm.

A 9cm step up leads up through an open archway on to the rest of the ground floor rooms. There is a beam above the archway with a head height of 186cm. There is a utility room on the right through a door with an opening width of 79cm. The room contains a sink, a washing machine and storage cupboards. This room also houses the combi boiler and consumer unit.

Another open archway leads through to the lounge. This arch has a beam with a head height of 2M. This room has a flagstone floor and measures 6M by 13.7M. One side of this area has a large pool table with plenty of space around it. The other end of this room provides a comfortable seating area. There are 2 sofas, 2 armchairs and a number of bookcases and side units. There is a large unit that houses the room’s entertainment systems. There is a large wood burning stove that sits on a stone hearth. This room has large beams throughout, but well above head height. The tall ceiling height that starts at the games area extends up as you enter the seating are and becomes an impressive double height vaulted ceiling. There is a small door off this room that provides under stairs storage.

A door at the games area end of the lounge leads through to a ground floor double bedroom and shower room. The door has an opening width of 87cm and a Suffolk latch at 138cm. The door leads to a small carpeted hallway that measures 1.4M by 1.8M. The 2 rooms off this hallway are as follows:

The shower room has a doorway opening of 65cm. The stone floor measures 1.8M by 1.9M and contains a WC, a wash basin and a quadrant shower enclosure. The enclosure measures 90cm by 90cm and the sliding doors provide a doorway opening of 52cm. There is a 23cm step up onto the shower tray.

The double bedroom has a door opening width of 72cm. The room is carpeted and measures 2.8M by 3.4M. The double bed has a mattress height of 65cm. The spaces around the bed are 70cm to the left, 60cm to the right and 50cm at the bottom. The room contains 2 double wardrobes, 1 chest of drawers and 2 bedside tables.

Access to the rear garden is via a pair of outward opening French doors at the seating end of the lounge. The doors have a clear opening width of 165cm and an 8cm threshold at the bottom. The large rear garden is mainly laid to lawn and also contains a private paved patio area. The patio houses a large hot tub and a table and chairs. Gates from the rear garden lead to the front garden, the parking area and at the bottom to a small stream. The front and side gardens are laid to lawn.

Access to the first floor is via the lounge. The stairs form an impressive structure up to the first floor. There are 5 wooden stairs up to a half landing. There are 2 wooden stairs on either side of this landing that lead to the middle stair landings. There are 3 separate stairways each with 5 further wooden stairs up to the top landing. The lower landing measures 90cm by 1.6M. The middle landings measure 1.4M by 2.6M. All of the stairs are 21cm tall and the clear width is 85cm. There are spindles and handrails to all sides of the stairs with a handrail height of 1M. All stairs and landings are wooden.

First floor

All of the first floor rooms are located in the roof space and feature beams and sloping ceilings. The first floor wooden landing measures 90cm by 8.5M. The landing is split into 3 sections by 2 large beams. The beams are 82cm from floor level. The first floor landing gives access to the following rooms.

The first single bedroom has a doorway width of 74cm and opens into an L shaped bedroom. The room is carpeted and measures 3.1M by 5.4M. The room contains a single bed that is against the wall on one side and has a 1M space to the other side. The mattress height is 55cm. The room also contains 2 wardrobes, 1 chest of drawers and a chair. The ceiling height is 3.7M in the centre and slopes on both sides to between 1.2M and 1.4M. There is a roof light in the sloped ceiling.

The bathroom has a door with an opening width of 74cm. The room has a stone floor and measures 2.2M by 3.6M. The room contains a WC, a wash basin, a large free standing bath and a chair. The ceiling slopes from 3M down to 1M. A large beam runs through the bathroom with a head height of 177cm. There is a roof light in the sloping ceiling.

The second single bedroom has a doorway opening width of 72cm. This room is carpeted and measures 2M by 3.3M. The single bed is against one wall and has a mattress height of 55cm. The space at the side of the bed is 1.7M. The room also contains a chest of drawers. The ceiling slopes from 3M down to 1M. A large beam runs through the bathroom with a head height of 186cm.

The master double bedroom has a doorway opening width of 78cm. The room is carpeted and measures 3.6M by 5.8M. The king size bed has a mattress height of 60cm and the spaces around the bed are 80cm to the left, 80cm to the right and 2.8M at the bottom. The room also contains a large wardrobe, a chest of drawers and a dressing table with chair. The ceiling measures 3.7M in the centre and slopes down to 1.1M at 2 sides. There are 2 beams, 1 at either end of the bedroom. They have head heights of 178cm and 180cm.

Gorgeous Barn. All facilities were fantastic. Only negative feedback is the seating arrangement in the living room. Considering the barn sleeps so many people the sofa area does not reflect this. There were 7 of us wanting a cozy night with a film on but half of us had to lay on the floor with blankets. Apart from that it was stunning. Also I know the beams at the top of the stairs look stunning they are also quite dangerous for kids if they get up in the night for the toilet.
Mrs Tweddle
We had a lovely holiday! The house is beautiful and garden is so nice to sit out in. Also a great location in a cute little village, but also so close to Whitby and so many nice beaches near by. Would definitely recommend!
Ms Fitzpatrick
A gorgeous property in idyllic location, but .... A gorgeous property in a gorgeous location, we had an amazing week as we had fabulous weather, but when you consider the price (3.5K for a week), then you expect everything to be perfect, which wasn't the case: Wi-Fi is very hit and miss in the property not a massive issue for me, but 3 teenage kids would disagree. Only 1 shower for a property that can house 8 !!!! Bath with an ill fitting plug, so it doesn't hold water and then pours through the ceiling downstairs. No BBQ facilities (Really ????) A promise to check the water quality in the hot tub mid week that never happened, hence by the end of the week it looked like human soup. Clearly a wasp nest in the wall cavity (twin bedroom was covered in dead wasps ( dont know why dead) every morning. No recycling bins. 3 different stair ways to get to 3 first floor bedrooms and bathroom because of wooden beams (looks nice put a proper pain in the back side when you want to go to the loo in the middle of the night (especially for my disabled daughter.) Nothing could be done about this, but it might out some people off if they knew. Would we go back? ..... yes definitely !!!! and my comments are purely for the owners / management to put right what I have mentioned for future holiday makers. Rich, Mandy, Euan, Luke and Lydia
Mr Barker
We had a wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage. We were very impressed with the specification of the cottage. Absolutely beautiful decor and furniture. Stunning location. It was very well stocked with equipment for our stay. We made full use of the hot tub and pool table. It was perfect for our stay. The only very small comments we would make is the cottage was very hot and it was difficult to cool it down. Also the beams on the first floor were a bit of a pain having to go up and down the stairs to get to the bathroom, especially in the night. We ended up just ducking under the beam which is a bit tricky at our age :) We had a wonderful time. Especially as we were supposed to be going skiing but decided on a staycation due to covid restrictions. We enjoyed our stay in Yorkshire just as much as skiing, and our dog had a great time too. Thank you .
Miss Newns
This is an exceptional holiday home with every luxury convenience. Pretty village near beautiful Runswick Bay.We could not fault it and would highly recommend it.
Mr Robinson
Just a beautiful place to stay. We had a wonderful time. Thank you so much for such a lovely welcome pack too. Everything was perfect and the hot tub was wonderful. The only disappointment was the WiFi. As there is no phone signal, the WiFi would have been really useful, but it was so intermittent, we couldn’t really use the tv, and the tv in the downstairs bedroom didn’t have the right lead, so couldn’t be used at all, but we’re not complaining as it was wonderful.
Mrs Price
A beautifully presented and appointed property. It actually made us say "wow" when we entered as the photos don't do it justice. It was perfect for 2 couples but I could see from other reviews that the configuration of the upstairs rooms could cause a slight issue . However we had no problems at all and have loved every minute of our stay . The cottage welcome book was very precise with lots of good recommendations as well as instructions. A delicious bag of goodies to go with it ! This is a very luxurious place to stay with everything carefully thought about to enhance your visit . Sitting in the hot tub star gazing at the end of our day was the icing on the cake. We enjoyed a pool tournament all week too which made a change from the usual board games/ cards . An excellent place to stay, you will not be disappointed if you book a holiday here ! Thankyou .
Mrs Wiggins
Barn was absolutely amazing and in a beautiful setting. Handy to get to local places Also lovely touch of the wine and chocolate. Would highly recommend.
Miss Holt
The barn is very well appointed with excellent equipment. The location in Ellerby is idyllic very handy for access to coast, footpaths and beaches around. The one change I suggest is another full shower as it can take a while for a group using one shower and better ventilation in the downstairs bathroom and bedroom. The hot tub is amazing.
Mrs Shinn
Extremely high standard accommodation. Like being at home. Thank you
Mrs Allison
The barn had everything you could need and all the extra luxuries from the hot tub to the pool table made our experience that bit more special.
Mr Allport
Beautiful cottage with luxury fittings . Great garden and hot tub. Construction of house probably best suited to adults or older children than under 5’s due to beams and staircases. Fab pool table and plenty of space. A second shower would be useful if you are a large group or family. Nice location next to Runswick Bay. Local pub is very good for meals and grounds are very pretty. Lovely welcome pack and nice owners.
Ms Gemski
The Barn is a beautiful property with lots of character and lovely views. We had a great few days there visiting the North Yorkshire coast line. It's a shame the country inn, which is a stones throw away, wasn't open, but the kitchen was well equipped and we didn't mind cooking each night, followed by numerous games of billiards. The hot tub was great too. We'd certainly return if we were visiting the area again. The personal note, chocolates and wine went down well too, thank you! Just one negative point. The thin curtain in the twin room next to the bathroom did not go down well, as our son was woken up by the sun before 6 each morning! It could do with something thicker. We were all sharing one shower as well. Maybe consider one for the family bathroom going forward as we were just a family of four and I'm not sure how 8 would've faired. Please note though, I'm just being nit picky here, we had a great time.
Mrs Sims
The property undoubtedly has the potential to be a beautiful one, however a number of things didn't deliver for us ( we normally use Unique Home Stays who over-deliver every time and the price for this property was comparable but the experience was not unfortunately) The property stated it slept 8, only 7 beds and only seating for 5 people in the lounge area - and this would be cosy on the settees. We could only get the lounge TV to work (did ring you but only emergency service answerphone service, also emailed on the friday of arrival and heard NOTHING back all week of stay) TV in bedroom was apple tv and we are not used to that - absolutely no instructions anywhere so very frustrating and trying to watch via streaming of own iphone/ipad to tv's just caused constant buffering with very little or no signal. No en-suite in main bedroom upstairs and when paying upwards of £2500 this is a DEFINITE requirement, to make matters worse you had to go down a flight of stairs and up another to pee in the night and then down again and back up to bed by which time you were wide awake. For this reason we chose to stay downstairs in the small double - not ideal for our holiday. Two small bedrooms upstairs very pokey and low beams with no en-suites - again having to share a bathroom (with no walk in shower) between three bedrooms. It would be much better to have just two bedrooms upstairs with nice en-suites - do what you do well or not at all, the property is far more suited to only 4 or 6 people anyway and would still command a decent rent. In my mind this is currently way over-priced and we were very disappointed with our choice, finding much nicer cottages down in the bay. Also, no communal loo downstairs only the one for the bedroom, not good. And a huge snooker table/room, would this space not better be utilised for further seating/comfort as not everybody chooses their holiday home on the fact that it has a snooker table - fully understandable, functioning tv's and more relaxing seating areas would have been much preferable in our case. The good points were the peace and quiet of the village but we would certainly not choose to visit again unfortunately
Mrs Brown
Lovely barn. Fabulous location. Wonderful family get together. Will be back.
The Kirks
Wonderful break for 'Nana's' birthday! Grandma loved it! Children loved the hot tub. The Barn is beautiful everyone. Slept well. Forecast wasn't great but was very kind to us whilst we were here. We walked to Runswick Bay and enjoyed the sunshine whilst we waited for the cafe to open for our morning coffees! We hope to be back.
Chapman/Middleton Families
Thank you for a lovely stay at this beautiful place. Despite the weather we had some great days out fossil hunting. Playing board games of an evening after a hot tub. Spotted shooting stars. Thank you.
The Winstanleys - and Oscar and Ruby the dogs
Great house for our get-together. The dogs are going to miss the underfloor heating! Highly recommend Bridge Cottage Bistro at Sandsend.
The Wood Party
Not much I can say but wow, wow, WOW! Many thanks!
The Wright Party
Thank you very much for the excellent service you provided with my booking at The Barn, Ellerby, and special thanks for the surprise birthday cake and treats for the dogs. Also your recommendation of the chef to cook for us was just perfect. I will certainly use your services again.
Carol Hannant
Had a wonderful few days at this fabulous barn. Great location too. Thank you. Will be back.
The Wright Family
Gorgeous house!! An amazing area and a fab hot tub! Love it!!
The Campbells from Scotland
What an amazing house....with amazing friends. The garden is perfect for playing ball! Perfect hot tub evening also!
Judith and Phil
A fantastic week in The Barn. Lovely house!! A wonderful family wedding which brought us back to Yorkshire, re-living childhood memories in Runswick, Hinderwell and Staithes. We will be back.
The Walkers
Fantastic barn; we came here to celebrate a 60th birthday and we've had a ball. The hot tub was the icing on the cake along with the fire and candles. We have loved the outside area and the weather was kind to us. All in all a wonderful weekend in a wonderful place.
The Haddon Party
From the moment we walked in we just knew that we were going to have a comfortable, relaxing stay. The location is superb – quiet yet with the beautiful North Yorkshire coastline so accessible. We ate in the picture postcard village pub – which is just a few hundred meters away & can recommend the Sunday roast there. The barn is a fantastic conversion, furnished to a very high standard. The owners have thought of everything & their love and care is evident everywhere. In the evenings we lit the log-burning stove, poured a glass of wine, then slept like babies in the comfortable bed and peaceful surroundings. The extras such as the hot-tub & snooker table add to the overall enjoyment of this property & are a welcome extra to return to after a day out walking the many coastal paths. Yorkshire Coastal Cottages provided a great welcome pack including some local produce. If you go you will want to return.
The Kirkby Family
Wonderful party house, beautifully designed and a real home from home. We had a blast. x
The Hudsons
Fabulous time was had by all. Wonderful Barn. We loved the hot tub and the pool table. We will be back!
The Porters
Beautiful bar, very well-equipped. A real home from home...but butter! Completely relaxed now. x
Sue and Graham
We have had a wonderful time in The Barn. The walk to Runswick Bay was great, an interesting walk back up through the houses. We shall miss The Barn.
The Barrow Family
We thought The Barn was stunning and in a wonderful location. Our family reunion was perfect here - thank you!
The Coltons
Stayed here for a 70th birthday celebration. The Barn fulfilled all our expectations and more. Jayne (caterer) cooked us a super meal on Saturday evening - details from Yorkshire Coastal Cottages. We love Runswick Bay and all the Yorkshire coast, so visit regularly.
Carol and Pete and friends
Super place for a get-together with friends ad family. We loved Runswick Bay beach, the coastal walk to Staithes, Whitby for fish and chips and fossiling at Saltwick Bay.
Two families and Mungo the dog!
50th wedding anniversary. Excellent accommodation - could not have wished for more. Well done to the owners and unseen staff for making our stay fabulous.
The Wildes


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