Scythe and Sickle Barn ref: CC233099

Glaisdale near Whitby, North York Moors

4 Stars



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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Romantic Getaways 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Parking - On Site 


Scythe and Sickle Barn is positioned in one of the most peaceful and beautiful areas of the North York Moors National Park, deep in the valley of Glaisdale Dale. It is a sympathetically restored barn conversion that has retained many original features, attached to the owners home that offers a high standard of accommodation. Tastefully furnished and decorated throughout whilst retaining the character and charm which this property has in abundance. The log burner gives the cottage a cosy, welcoming feel and is ideal for relaxing in front of on a cooler evening.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Heated by electric storage heaters and comprises:
Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: with wood burner, Freesat TV, built in DVD, radio/CD and Wi-Fi. Freestanding electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Bathroom: with step up to walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and shaver adaptor.
Mezzanine bedroom: with double bed.

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All power, heating, bed linen and towels included. Initial logs for wood burner included, remainder at £5 per bag.


Patio area with garden furniture and BBQ. Bike store. Private parking for 1 car.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    1.5 Miles
  • Distance
    10 Miles
  • Restaurant
    1.5 Miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    1.5 Miles
  • Railway station distance
    2.0 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

The barn provides an excellent base for couples who enjoy walking and cycling and a network of cycle routes exist across the moors and dales, and step a few yards outside of the door and you can be walking through the heather on Glaisdale Rigg or enjoying the hundreds of paths and trails throughout the area. The romantic Beggars Bridge is only two miles away and from there a walk through Arnecliff woods will take you to Egton Bridge with its salmon pool and giant redwood trees. The North York Moors Steam Railway runs from Grosmont, just a few miles away, and offers a nostalgic journey through stunning moorland and forest scenery to the market town of Pickering. Also a short drive away is the village of Goathland, better known as ‘Aidensfield’ of TV’s Heartbeat drama series, where many familiar locations can be seen. The steam railway stops here too and, in the summer months visits Glaisdales’ nearest town - the historic fishing port of Whitby which is about 10 miles away. The areas rich seafaring and smuggling history is much in evidence along the miles of heritage coastline which also forms part of the Cleveland Way long distance walk.

Things to do nearby

Wolds Way Lavender

A family run attraction with lots to see and do. Lavender fields, nature walks, tea room and giftshop selling unique gifts.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

One of the country's most popular steam railways, covering 18 miles between the market town of Pickering and the village of Grosmont, travelling through the heart of the North York Moors National Park.


Pickering is a tranquil market town situated in the centre of the Vale of Pickering, the official gateway to the North York Moors National Park.

Castle Howard

An historic 18th century house with extensive collections, sweeping park lands and famous gardens. Outdoor tours, events, exhibitions and guides. Adventure playground, plant centre, farm shop and gift shop.

Sledmere House

Home to Sir Tatton Sykes, there has been a manor house at Sledmere since medieval times. The present house was begun in 1751 and extended in the 1790s. Visitors will find beautiful interiors and peaceful walled gardens.

The National Railway Museum

Home to the 'Flying Scotsman', visitors will discover the story of the train with three large galleries to explore and the only Bullet Train outside Japan.

Dalby, Great Yorkshire Forest
Dalby, Great Yorkshire Forest

8,000 acres of forest to explore and enjoy. The nine mile drive gives visitors access to play areas, BBQ places, waymarked trails and cycle routes. Plenty of wildlife. Visitor Centre (wheelchair friendly). Refreshments and cycle hire.

York Minster

York Minster is the largest medieval Gothic Church north of the Alps. It is a prime example spanning from Roman remains in the foundations through its time as a Norman Church and of course the 250 year period it took to complete.

Yorkshire Lavender

Double award winning visitor attraction, farm and gardens. Specialist lavender, herb and perennial nursey, gift shop, restaurant, lavendar maze , sculpture and deer park all set within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Nunnington Hall

The sheltered walled garden, with spring flowering organic meadows, orchards and peacocks, complements this beautiful Yorkshire house nestling on the quiet banks of the River Rye. Explore period rooms while hearing about the Hall's past.

Jorvik Viking Centre

The world famous Jorvik Viking Centre is a `must-see' for visitors to the city of York and is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK outside London. Everything in the Jorvik Viking Centre is based on the evidence unearthed at the site.

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