Whisperdale Barn ref: UK2611

Silpho, near Harwood Dale, Scarborough, Filey & Area

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  • Barbecue 
  • Bike Store 
  • Detached Property 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Enclosed Garden/Patio 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Highchair 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 
  • More Than Dog Friendly 


For those who love the country life and the great outdoors, this is a great place to stay. This detached barn conversion is situated in the North York Moors National Park in a secluded valley and surrounded by forest and beautiful countryside. Whisperdale Barn is situated on the owner’s smallholding and is accessed via a steep forest track down into the valley. The drive through the forest to the farm and Whisperdale Barn is approximately 1 mile of forest, but once you reach the valley the scenery is stunning and is a well-kept secret from the outside world. The barn has a great large utility room where you can dry the dogs off after a long walk on the forest trails or it makes for great storage for bikes. This is also a perfect space for bringing the children back from playing in the forest, kicking off their wellies and cleaning them up before enjoying the lovely warmth from the large multi-fuel burner.

This area of the county has some of the most beautiful scenery and an abundance of wildlife. From the barn you may see the deer in the distance, foxes, owls and many pheasants that will wander around the smallholding. You really are at one with nature here so a great place to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Although the barn is in the forest, you are only 5 miles from the seaside town of Scarborough, which is a great family resort with two very large sandy beaches, perfect for the children. Scarborough is also home to the Alpamare Waterpark, Sealife Centre and the wonderful Peasholm Park, where you can hire boats and pedalos on the lake. There are lots of restaurants, shops and bars, as well as a fantastic open air theatre, the largest in Europe, that hosts many international acts in the summer. Dalby Forest is just a short drive or bike ride from the cottage, and is famous for its world cup mountain bike trails from beginners to the extreme courses. There are over 8,000 acres of forest, with many woodland trails to wander along with the dogs or the children, or both! Beach 6 miles. Shop and pub 4 miles, restaurant 3 miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Step to entrance.
Beamed throughout.
Living room: With multi-fuel burner and 32" Smart TV.
Dining room: With gas fire and patio doors leading to garden.
Kitchen: Farmhouse style with gas range, microwave and dishwasher.
Utility room: With fridge/freezer.

First floor

Bedroom 1: With double bed, single bed, beams and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With double bed.
Bedroom 3: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Central heating from multi-fuel burner, gas, electricity by generator, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial fuel for multi-fuel burner included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack and doggy extras. Laundry service available on request.


Small enclosed lawned garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture and BBQ. 2 dogs welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (sheep country). Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: The property has a natural water supply from a spring. There is a river in the owner’s garden, 200 yards away.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    4.0 miles
  • Distance
    5.0 miles
  • Restaurant
    3.0 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    4.0 miles
  • Railway station distance
    8.5 miles
  • Lake
    6.0 miles (beach)

About the local area

Scarborough is situated at the southern end of the North Yorkshire Heritage Coast and, together with Filey, offers beautiful beaches, coastal walks and a variety of entertainment for the whole family.

Scarborough is a town of two halves, with South Bay full of amusement arcades, fish and chip shops and donkey rides, whilst the more genteel North Bay is home to several parks and grand Victorian buildings. The whole family will want to take a trip on the miniature North Bay Railway, which will take you to Sea Life Centre and to the Historic Water Chute and Boating Lake.

Filey is a small traditional seaside town, home to an award-winning museum and a nature reserve that is a haven for wild birds. The town is situated at the eastern end of The Cleveland Way, a long- distance footpath that skirts the Yorkshire Moors and has many beautiful walks with stunning views to offer. Kids will love visiting the Alpamare waterpark for all kinds of aquatic fun, with slides, waves and much more to enjoy. 

Within easy reach is the famous Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo, which has something to offer every member of the family, from thrilling white-knuckle rides to children's entertainment. For something really out of the ordinary, pay a visit to Pesky Husky, where you can take part in a kennel tour followed by walk or even a trek with these charismatic dogs.

Things to do nearby

Filey Beach

Filey has been a seaside resort since Edwardian times and a fishing village for much longer. The beach is lined with a historical promenade from where the beauty of the dramatic Filey Brigg can be seen.

Wolds Way Lavender

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

Scarborough Castle

This 12th Century castle conceals over 2,500 years of turbulent history. It is said the King Richard III enjoyed the view from the battlements so much that he still walks them today! Specially constructed viewing platforms offer visitors wonderful views of the coastline and town.

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.

Stephen Joseph Theatre

The theatre has a national and international reputation and is home to Alan Ayckbourn, the world's most performed living playwright. A backstage tour lasting about 45 minutes can be booked by contacting them.

North Bay Railway

Travel on Britain's biggest miniature railway affording spectacular views of the North Bay, historic headland and Scarborough Castle

Sea Life Centre & Marine Sanctuary

Overlooking the North Bay and home to thousands of sea creatures as well as a busy hospital for orphaned and injured seal pups. See their Humboldt Penguins and collection of Giant Japanese Spider Crabs! Open daily except Christmas Day.

Peasholm Park

Peasholm Park is open for everyone to enjoy all year round, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Entrance to the Park, which is never closed, is FREE. Well behaved dogs, held on leads by their well behaved owners, are welcome to the Park.


Scarborough, Britain's first seaside resort is a great a place to stay for a holiday or short break, with the safe, sandy, accredited North Bay Beach and South Bay Beach with the historic Scarborough Castle between them.

Scarborough South Bay

There are two beaches within walking distance of Scarborough.

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