8 guests

4 bedrooms

4 beds

2 bathrooms

Middle Farmhouse

in Whitby


(116 Reviews)

Settled in the sleepy village of Lythe, Middle Farmhouse is the perfect place for a coastal retreat. The beautiful, Grade II listed building sleeps up to 8 guests so if you are looking for a truly special break near Whitby and Sandsend, this is the place for you. With outdoor space and private parking this is the answer to a stress free break by the sea.

Trip Details

Property Highlight #1

Steeped in History

This stylish holiday home is situated in a stunning Grade II listed building making it a truly special stay.

Property Highlight #2

Ground Floor Facilities

You will find a spacious bedroom and downstairs WC on the ground floor.

Property Highlight #3

Enclosed Garden

Middle Farmhouse has a large, enclosed garden ideal for dogs and al fresco dining with your loved ones.

The Space
Middle Farmhouse is postcard perfect. With a quaint and charming feel, this stunning Grade II listed building is bound to impress. Recently refurbished to the highest standard, the interiors have been carefully curated to create a seriously stylish space. Upon entering the living room, you’ll feel at home at once. The luxury, velvet sofas frame the room perfectly making it the ideal place to enjoy quality time with friends and family. Subtle artwork adorns the walls and black metal furniture adds an attractive contrast. A large, flat screen TV sits above the wooden fireplace so you can catch up on your favourite shows after a long day of exploring North Yorkshire. The kitchen / dining area is light and airy. Modern appliances work perfectly with the countryside style and the house retains its charm with beautiful exposed beams and white windows. You’ll have everything you need for a stay in Lythe as the kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, fridge freezer, oven, washing machine, microwave and toaster. There is even a coffee machine so you can enjoy a fresh, tasty coffee each morning! You can entertain friends and family at the large dining table which Is accompanied with stylish chairs and a bench. All of the bedrooms are comfy and welcoming with elegant furnishings. The clean style is executed flawlessly as the neutral colour palettes are contrasted with pops of jewel colours. Industrial light fixtures and dark wood wardrobes add depth. You’ll wake up feeling well rested after a blissful night’s sleep in any of the comfortable beds at Middle Farmhouse. The bathrooms are modern and bright. One features a large walk in shower and the other is complete with a bath and overhead shower. Outside you’ll find the secret garden. This lush green space is ideal for children to play and dogs to explore.

Host & Stay are committed to our owners that their homes are protected during guest bookings. For this reason, we require all our guests to transfer a Damage Deposit (refundable, subject to an administration charge) or, to purchase an Accidental Damage Waiver which will cover you for up to £500.00 of accidental damage during your stay.

The small village of Lythe is quaint and relaxed. It is perfectly located on the North Yorkshire coast - just a short 20-minute walk to Sandsend and less than 10-minutes into Whitby by car. Lythe sits on the Cleveland Way so you can uncover a haven of woodland and moorland during your stay. Sandsend sits at the end of almost 3 miles of sandy beach, west along the bay from Whitby. Watch the surfers bob in the distance as you stretch your legs along the shores. Soak up the sea air as you feel the sand beneath your toes. Head into Whitby and explore everything the seaside town has to offer. Visit the infamous Whitby Abbey which went on to inspire Bram Stoker’s gothic novel ‘Dracula’. Try the local catch of the day in one of the many fish restaurants, enjoy a drink in a cosy pub and feel nostalgia in the arcades which line Pier Road. You can’t miss the beautiful Blue Flag West Cliff beach which is complete with colourful huts on the promenade.

Getting Around
You can explore Lythe on foot and the coastal village of Sandsend is just a short 20-minute walk away. Hop on the X4 bus from Goldsborough Lane and you can visit beautiful villages like Runswick Bay and Staithes easily with the final stop at Whitby. Whitby train station is around 15-minutes away via car so villages and towns along the North Yorkshire coast can easily be reached via rail. There’s also a taxi rank in close proximity to the train station.

  • Bathtub
  • Bed linens
  • Cable TV
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Essentials
  • Extra pillows and blankets
  • Family/kid friendly
  • First aid kit
  • Free parking on premises
  • Garden or backyard
  • Hair dryer
  • Hangers
  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Indoor fireplace
  • Internet
  • Iron
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Long term stays allowed
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Patio or balcony
  • Pets allowed
  • Private entrance
  • Refrigerator
  • Shampoo
  • Smoke detector
  • Stove
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • TV
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
  • Wireless Internet

Guests have access to the full property. The keys to the property are accessed via a secure key safe and full details will be provided shortly before your arrival date. There is private parking available at the property for up to four vehicles depending on size, and there is also additional free parking nearby.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00


From the guestbook


(116 Reviews)



Lovely cottage and it had everything we needed. Had a lovely break. Thank you ?<br/><br/>The grass was overgrown but I asked the neighbour to do our grass as a joke and we came back after a day out and it was done.





Nice spacious cottage in a great location. Would be nice to see a few basics in the cottage on arrival, hand soap, washing up liquid, condements etc...especially as you cannot gain access until late after 16.00 pm and local shop is closed. <br/>Would be nice to see the garden more appealing...<br/>Overall enjoyed the cottage and location, great pub in the village and lovely shop nearby.



Clean and spacious house, but only 3 in our party. <br/>Lovely location with excellent walks, and plenty of places for eating out.<br/>Minimum of necessities left; no welcome pack.<br/>Felt pressured into paying a deposit for damage waiver, and still waiting for this to be returned 2 weeks after returning home.



Lovely cottage in great location. <br/>Bedrooms comfortable and nice lounge and kitchen/dinner.<br/>Friendly pub The Stiddy just across the road and superb fish from The Fish Cottage. <br/>Issues with kitchen cleanliness- reported and someone came out to rectify but the place would benefit from a thorough deep clean. <br/>Unfortunately wifi code did not work. <br/>Good communication from hosts and definitely recommended if the housekeeping arrangements can be improved.



The property was is a peaceful location, just of the main road. Close to the village pub serving fantastic pub food and very friendly. Walking distance to Sandsend if you don’t mind a hill but local bus is every 30mins from outside the pub, this will take you all the way to Whitby and in the other way to saltburn. The house is a great size, big garden and nice out door table for when the weather is better. The property itself is very well decorated. We had a great stay. Afew things to note although the property was very tidy on arrival it needs a really good dust and deep clean. The oven was particularly dirty. General supply’s normally found in an holiday lets like washing up liquid and surface cleaners are not supplied so take some with you. This did not dampen the stay though we had a great time and would return. The are is great for walkers and beach dwellers alike. The little community shop was very handy too. All in all great stay and great communication from host and stay.



The house is large and decorated really nicely. The keybox was easy to use for entry. We did struggle to find the place as it's not where the pin says it is, and had to ask in the local shop. In general it was clean, but not immaculate, and I had an orange stain on my towel when we arrived - some places could have done with more of a dust. We had an issue while we were there but the hosts were very responsive and came to sort it the next day while we were out. Fantastic location, 2 mins drive to Sandsend and 10 to Whitby. The damage waiver policy is quite annoying - make sure you're happy with that before you book. It was a surprise to us and I don't see why if we'd gone for the safety deposit it would have still cost a £10 admin fee to get our money back?! (Also thought it was a bit rich given some of the furniture was already broken!) All in all, had a lovely time here and would stay again.



Gorgeous accommodation for a big family escape. Very close driving distance into Whitby and Sandsend. Nice big bedrooms and plenty of space so we didn’t feel crowded. Very responsive hosts and impressive online guestbook with local recommendations!



Beautiful house in a fantastic location, the local pub 'The Spiddy' serves incredible food with fantastic service, a great home from home for a few days to explore the east coast.



Big house in a little village. Hard to find as it’s just off the main road. Beds are super comfy and had everything we needed.



Lovely, clean



Excellent property. Good location with plenty of room for families. <br/> <br/>Big kitchen good for mealtimes<br/><br/>Cooker is a nightmare to use and is dirty inside which creates a real burning smell when you can eventually get it to work.



The cottage was superb and good for the money.<br/>l do think the cleaning charge needs to be reviewed.<br/>a few areas in the kitchen need addressing, especially the cooker putting foil over the dirty racks does not on my oppionion make the oven clean. the oven really does need a deep clean.<br/>the walls in the kitchen round the bin needed cleaning for the charge of £125 for a clean is not good



The Farmhouse is amazing, so much room, quiet, beautifully decorated and designed. Great value for money. We will definately try to come back and stay longer.<br/><br/>Directions/Signage, luckily the local pub was very happy to show us where to go. Apparently it happens alot!



Lovely spacious cottage, plenty of room for 6 adults a baby and a dog for my dads 70th, lovely local pub a 2 min walk away and short drive to coastal hotspots. Potentially could offer a few more amenities in the property such as more dishwasher tabs/bin liners and a few logs for the fire would have been lovely but other than that we really enjoyed our stay



This is a lovely guest house for a larger group! The rooms are really nicely decorated and the bedrooms are all very cosy. It is only lacking in some minor amenities: not enough coffee pods for each guest for each day, only one tea towel, the towels were stained, and there were no basic kitchen items (like oil) which was a shame! But still a lovely place to stay, just make sure you bring everything!



We have just returned from a 2 night stay and were happy with the property. Like other comments - the property is in need of a really good clean, especially the oven and cupboard doors within the kitchen. It could also do with a lick of paint as some of the areas are looking very tired. It generally lacked the personal touches compared to other Airbnb's we have stayed in. I suppose that's due to it being a host and stay property - although, this is the first host and stay we have stayed at. Apart from this, the property itself is very nice, spacious and has a secure garden which is perfect for dogs. <br/>The location is very good but the property is a bit difficult to find as the sat nave directs you elsewhere. The village isn't very big so we found it with a bit of detective work. <br/>The local pub was lovely, great staff and very good food - worth a visit. <br/>All in all, a good property but could have been perfect with a little bit TLC.






Lovely property with plenty of space for two families to enjoy a weekend away. Beautifully furnished and great appliances in the kitchen. Heating was on a constant temperature so the house was always lovely and warm. Literally the only downside for us was not having any logs on the first night to light the log burner, we got some the following day though and it was lovely.



Nice farmhouse in a nice position. Beds comfortable.<br/><br/>The property was unclean in parts. In particular, the smell of dogs in the lounge made it unusable on our first night. Requested additional cleaning which took the smell away for a few hours. We had young children with us that wanted to play in the lounge area but the lack of cleanliness meant we didn’t let them. A real shame as it’s a great space with a lovely fire. This was my first booking through Host and Stay - won’t use them again due to the additional, hidden charges.



Beautiful home, highly recommend!<br/>Will definitely visit again.



We loved our stay here, the house had a great amount of space for all the children to play and we had fun meals around the big table and the house was so warm and cozy. We all loved the village shop which was so quaint and well stocked. The surrounding area was beautiful, I did a run down to the sea and the views are amazing. Great that’s it’s so close to Whitby which had wonderfully unique shops for Christmas shopping.



Really enjoyed our stay - perfect for a family gathering and great to all sit round the table and enjoy our time together. The cottage is a great size to accommodate an extended family.



Middle House Farm was lovely. Homely, spacious, clean, well equipped, high standard and overall excellent. Good parking and a nice garden. <br/> Lythe is a nice quiet little village a short drive from the beaches, Whitby and the North Yorkshire Moors. <br/>Host and Stay communication was brilliant, the best I've ever known.



A dirty house. As soon as we walked in, we could smell that the house hadn't been cleaned well.<br/>In the kitchen, the microwave had dirty finger marks all over it. The extractor, splash back, Hob & fridge looked like they had been wiped over with a greasy cloth. The cupboard fronts hadn't been cleaned, there were red wine splashes/food splashes all over them.<br/>The kitchen table was very dirty (turned the paper towel brown!). The table mats had food stuck all over them. Top oven filled with smoke and was unusable - obviously needed a good clean! <br/>In the back garden (which our son rushed out to play in), we found 5 separate lots of dog mess.<br/>The downstairs bedroom had not been dusted... to the point dust fell off the lamps when switched on. The en suite blind had mould all over it as did the window. <br/>To be charged £125 for a cleaning fee is an absolute joke. <br/>If this is a true reflection of the standard of "host and stay" properties, I would recommend avoiding this company on Airbnb



Lovely place. Plenty of parking space.<br/>Would definitely visit again.



Beautiful location and stunning property, a bit hard to find as the location on pin on the map was in the incorrect place but loved our stay and great for dogs



Excellent location and size, perfect for what we needed.<br/><br/>The decor is a tad tired and do with a referesh, also the sofas were not comfy at all. And also there was no supplies in the house, no bin liners, no washing up liquid etc, all cupboards bare. Also no pegs to hang washing out on the line. Minor details I know but would have improved our stay a tad.



Our stay was fantastic,<br/>The place was in a lovely location with a great pub (which also do great food) nearby. You are a 2 minute drive to the beach or a 25 minute walk but be mindful it is quite a steep hill. <br/>The house hosted 7 of us easily and the large kitchen made it great for the nights we ate in/board games! <br/>We had no issues staying here whatsoever and the one thing we needed help on we got a reply within minutes resolving.<br/>Very happy with this stay would certainly go again!



Nice place, clean, little rough around the edges however but would certainly stay again. Great location for Sandsend Beach. Only 10 mins or so from Whitby. Opposite side of the road that the map gives, not the same side as the pub.

Catherine R.


The cottage is lovely. Spacious and very comfortable. Lythe is a gorgeous village. Excellent shop and really good pub. We had Sunday lunch there. Very close to Sandsend which is a fantastic beach.



Would love to stay again had a great time



Comfortable beds, spacious cottage<br/><br/>Very poor management indeed. Huge numbers of automated emails, out of date info on the property, very poor appliance info, rang for help but never got a call back. Previous complaints not acted on. They only want your money, not to help you.



Second time we have stayed here - for us it’s the perfect place for a family get away



We stayed in June, only two of us with out dog so plenty of space. The big benefit of this place was the private parking area next to the house. Also for us a large, enclosed, private garden to let the dog into. Good outside lighting for night time as well as a large picnic bench.<br/>Wi-Fi works and I was able to use my own Fire-stick for entertainment in the evening. There is a small general store within 100 meters for provisions and cakes as well as a pub on your doorstep.<br/>There is dog walking close by either to the church or further afield to the sea with parts you can let them off lead.<br/>This has a shower cubicle and a bath shower with enough hot water for both to be used at the same time, showers are powerful although the cubicles are a little small.<br/>We enjoyed our stay, we visited numerous local sites and filled our four night visit.



A perfect weekend away with the family. House well equipped and great if you have a dog.



Loved the way the house was decorated & furnished. The kitchen was very well stocked with everything you could possibly need , the communication from the Host & Stay team was fantastic.<br/><br/>Gravel paths were a little difficult for my elderly in laws but wouldn't pose a problem for most people.



we loved everything about it for our family just wished it was a longer stay<br/><br/>the grass was too long to play for my little girl but got cut on our last day the tv would just keep cutting off if watching it



Ocation great outside facilities limited.<br/><br/>Instructions and information in the house. A visitors type list of key details. Heating, cooker operation etc. One Bedroom not suitable for tall people.



Had potential to offer a luxury stay as per the price, however:<br/>The house was freezing when we arrived and as there was no logs to light the fire it took ages to feel warm and inviting.<br/>No soap in downstairs toilet.<br/>Empty Frube packet behind sofa.<br/>Generally the cleaning was not a good standard, coffee marks on windowsills in bedrooms. Oven was appalling. The glasses, mugs, plates and cutlery were dirty had to wash all before using.<br/>No dishwasher tablets supplied.<br/>It’s a shame that there didn’t seem to be any attention to the small details which if in place our stay would have been perfect.<br/>The beds were all clean and very comfortable.<br/>Maybe a welcome pack would be a nice touch.



Would highly recommended. We had a great trip away, the house is beautiful and was everything we wanted!



Amazing house in a lovely location. Very cosy with all amenities. Would recommend and would love ti go back soon



Everything was great! From booking to checkout the process was smooth. The property was lovely. Very spacious for 8 of us. The local pub was very accommodating even creating a menu for one of our party who has multiple food allergies and rarely gets to eat out. We had a great time and would recommend the property without hesitation.



Lovely building and garden, walkable distance to Sandsend and the Cleavland Way isn’t far from the house. Also a good location to get to all the other bays and beaches in the area by car. <br/>The bnb itself was great. 8 of us stayed for the weekend and we all thought it was brilliant. Lots of space, beautiful double rooms, nice bathrooms and a large sitting area in the kitchen. <br/>The kitchen set up did feel a little weird as the cooker and grill was at the opposite end of the room to the hobs. The toaster was also pretty much in another room. <br/>Apart from this, everything else was beautiful!



The house was a great size, plenty of room. Everywhere was beautifully decorated and clean. The location was brilliant for us, a lovely friendly pub across the road that did excellent food and a little shop along the road that sold all of your essentials. It's just a short drive into Whitby along the coast road, or you have a lovely sandy beach just down the bottom of the hill where dogs can play. The beds were super comfy too!<br/><br/>Only small criticism was the heating didn't stay on for long, as it was very cold outside we did find we kept having to put it back on. But there is also a lovely log burner in the front room which was great.



The house was gorgeous! Decorated beautifully inside. The rooms were all of a good size. The kitchen easily sits right around the table. Kitchen had everything we needed to cook meals. Beds were very comfortable, mattress too soft for me (but that’s just a personal choice) fire in lounge when lit is a great when you have been out in the cold. Lythe itself is beautiful, the small little shop sells the best cakes. We loved it.<br/><br/>The only complaint we have - and it’s the smallest - only saying it so the cleaning team can rectify for the future guests…. the cooker needs cleaning out inside. Smells like something has been burnt in there and it smells the whole kitchen when it’s heating up. Tiniest issue for a beautiful house ??





Beautiful property in a fantastic location. The house was lovely and perfect for a family like us. The disappointing things were the details. For a weekend there were no little extras, no washing or cleaning material. No coffee, no wood for the fire, no condiments, to spend just two nights and have to go out and buy everything seemed a little daft. No instructions or welcome pack. Communication was swift but nobody at host and stay knew nothing about the property; location, things about the property, duvets, pillows whether they were feather etc. we got lost and were told to use G maps. Fantastic property but for the price the detail wasn’t there.



Beautiful accommodation very close to Whitby and the coast. Quite difficult to find in the dark on a winter’s night but once there, a very relaxing house to stay in. Wish we could have stayed longer.



The cottage decor was beautiful, spacious and warm. It was also very clean. The cottage was in a quiet location with good access to beautiful coastline and beaches. There is also a great village shop and pub close by.<br/><br/>When we arrived there was no wood or sticks to light the woodburner. The cottage also lacked a cafetière and when we asked for one there was not one available. These are very small things and should not put people off going to stay at the cottage. But could easily be rectified.



There was 2 chairs in the kitchen that were wobbly and the slats on one of the beds kept popping out when we looked we noticed the bed was becoming lose on one of the sides will email to inform tomorrow.



Lovely cottage. Lovely location. We had an amazing time with a big family get together. The heating is a bit hit and miss and was very cold the first evening and morning, especially upstairs as some of the radiators do not work. This would not put me off staying.





Spacious house in a peaceful location.



Great place in a fantastic location ideal for dog walkers, we will be staying again ??????????



Beautiful house, clean and cosy



Really easy to collect keys via the key coded secure box<br/><br/>The 3 dining rooms chairs need replacing they were very wobbly when we sat on them!



Beautiful cottage.<br/>Great location.<br/>Will return again



Location easy to find. Good local facilities.<br/><br/>Not enough seating for 8 to sit at the table. Reported but nothing done.



Great location - the village is very nice. Make sure you go into the village stores - the ladies there are very friendly and full of useful local information. The pub is great too.<br/>The cottage is very comfortable and well kitted out. We would stay again





Location was brill <br/>Great garden <br/>Parking<br/><br/>The lack of gates on the stairs made the stay a little stressful as we couldn’t stay in the room we would have liked as the stairs were a hazard, and there’s no door/gate on the living room so chasing a toddler and dog became a chore



Lovely stay - close to Sandsend beach. Well stocked little shop and good pub in walking distance. Children’s park also. House was clean and well equipped. Great to visit Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay. Would recommend.



good layout and plenty of room.<br/><br/>needs children friendly dishes and cups.



A nice big house for a family trip.



The house was lovely with a good back garden



Great stay,<br/>Lovely home…<br/>In great location.<br/>Fantastic communication!



Lovely place to stay, charming little village ,



Fabulous stay, immaculately well presented home away from home - so clean it felt like we were the first guests to ever stay! Comfy beds, loads of space, great location for visiting all the local spots like Robin Hoods Bay, Staithes, Whitby and Sandsend beach was a joy. The village pub and the fabulous food there meant we always had evening meals sorted, great friendly atmosphere there too. Loved our stay!



Clean spacious well equipped property.<br/><br/>n/a



Gorgeous house and spotlessly clean. Spent a lovely weekend here with family. Would highly recommend.



Fantastic home ! <br/>So well equipped and immaculate! <br/>100%recommend <br/>Louise Roberts



Everything was spotless and well presented very clean and well equipped . Nice quiet location just a short trip to the beach<br/><br/>The sofas in the lounge were uncomfortable to sit on or in and the kitchen chairs appeared unstable



An absolutely stunning house in a delightful location convenient for all areas around Whitby. The house is well presented and suited us as grandparents, parents and children. We had a most memorable two night stay with our visiting family from New Zealand.



Really clean nicely furnished. Good quality fittings and equipment. A thoroughly enjoyable and comfortable stay.



We had a lovely stay and the location was perfect! Communication was clear and prompt. Whilst the rest of the house was clean, the kitchen was not.



location was brilliant, decor great, comfortable<br/>and spacious.<br/><br/>chipped crockery, needed more serving dishes. <br/>more attend needed in cleaning ie en-suite shower.,



I rate it 3 stars because the heating system was broken. Otherwise, this should be a 5.<br/>The place is beautiful, loads of space, magnificent kitchen, parking, BBQ + table outside.<br/>The surrounding are of course amazing.<br/>The communication was spot on, but sadly they couldn't fix our heating problem. They did provide us heaters the first night right away, but it wasn't enough (against the cold nights).<br/><br/>I would recommend to check if the heating system is fixed, and if so, you won't need to look somewhere else if you are planning to visit North York Moors.



My family and our doggie spent a great time in your beautiful place.<br/>Great location to visit many places. The house have everything that we need.<br/>Thank you!



This is a such a lovely place to stay. Very clean, roomy, comfortable, well equipped and a home from home. It is bigger than it looks on the photos and we didn't realise it was a detached house and it was all ours with a secure back garden. It is only a 2 mins drive to Sandsend which has a spectacular beach and we discovered many great local walks. We thoroughly recommend Middle Farmhouse and we hope to return.



Great location, so quite but still so close to Whitby.It’s a local shop about 2 minutes walk and a friendly pub next to it.<br/><br/>Lovely place..



good location, quiet, warm house , big space<br/><br/>only one set of keys, will be handy if 2 set of keys , it wasn’t enough pans for 2 families , oven mittens will be handy



We loved staying out of the way in a real local community, we enjoy walking and it was a great base for that. There is a pub and local shop almost next door! The house is perfect, 4 very well kept and comfy bedrooms and a lovely kitchen and living room with open fire. Highly recommended.



Lovely cosy and well equipped house really nice village with a great shop and lovely pub. <br/><br/>Excellent sofas and beds. Really well equipped kitchen and utility room. <br/>Plenty of hot water <br/>Cosy log burner



very cosy but spacious, well equipped kitchen, heating on for our arrival, lovely furnishings in all rooms<br/><br/>a couple of our party tripped over the wood surround on the stone path at the front of the property . the key safe maybe could be nearer the front of the property especially if people are arriving in the dark



No problems, nice cottage, good location for Sandsend and Whitby, warm and quiet.



Beautiful spotless house! Plenty of space with a bedroom downstairs if you’re not out someone who struggles with stairs. Great fireplace and big homely kitchen. The location was great, pub and local shop 50 yards away and 2 minute drive to the beach. Regular busses outside the pub go up and down the Yorkshire coast. There’s also easy access to the cleveland way trail from the public footpath next to the church. <br/><br/>Only thing I can think of to improve is that it would of been nice to have been provided with some firewood as we couldn’t find any locally at any of the shops and garages.



We had a very enjoyable weekend break at Middle Farmhouse. Easy check in. Fantastic location for discovering Whitby and surrounding areas. Very friendly and helpful locals especially in the local shop. Lovely house, we would definitely consider staying again and recommend. Excellent communication with hosts.



Sofas not brilliant broken springs. Plug in one bathroom spring broken so could not use. Someone had not cleaned the oven pans. Needed a indication of its location We had to ask at the local shop where it was.



Middle Farmhouse is a lovely comfortable property. The location is great, ideally placed for exploring the coastal villages to North and South, as well as Whitby itself. The house has all the amenities you would need and parking for up to three cars. The village pub is just a short walk away, and serves decent food at very reasonable prices. The "secret" garden is ideal if you have a dog, so make sure you find it.



We had a great few night here with the family. Good location for sandsend and Whitby and would certainly like to return.



Struggled to find initially as postcode took us down the wrong street, fortunately a resident helped us out. Fantastic property and well spaced out for group sizes. Great location, a 30 minute walk to Sandsend. Highly recommend ?



The property is set just off the main road in Lythe, hidden away behind a lovely row of terrace houses. When first pulling up to the property, i knew we were going to have a brilliant stay! The grounds were lovely and well kept, and very private. The house was beautifully decorated, and had everything you could possibly need for a long weekend away with family. It was comfortable, and just all round lovely!<br/><br/>The neighbours dogs wake up call @ 7am every morning wasn't really appreciated. Especially when you're on your holiday and would appreciate a lie in.



Lovely cottage for a family stay, great communication.



Very clean, spacious and furnished beautifully. Hosts thought of everything ensuring fresh milk in the fridge for your arrival.<br/><br/>Exterior could do with general weeding at front of house.



Very clear instructions were given before arrival.<br/><br/>Nothing

Chris H.


Great property and good facilities. A short (hilly) drive to Whitby and the sea. Nice walks near by.



Middle Farm was absolute dream of a place to stay for the weekend. All the rooms were spacious and immaculate. The Children loved the garden area and we loved the local pub The Stiddy. Location is great to go and venture into Whitby or Sandsend. We would definitely stay here again.



Location great, presentation of the house great, cleanliness great. Great sized rooms and all amenities needed provided (hairdryers, iron etc). Very good value for money.<br/><br/>The duvets, especially for summer were far too thick. Made it difficult to get comfy and took up space. <br/> <br/>Could do with more cutlery, cups and glasses etc. Felt we were constantly washing up in order to re-use them.



Top weekend in really good standard accommodation. Safe and secure large garden to the rear of the property. Good for access to the Cleveland Way. Decent pub over the road and a delightful local village shop.



This is an amazing house in a really excellent location. Perfectly presented. Brilliantly clean. Friendly shop nearby. Easy parking and set back from road so quiet. Strongly recommend it.



Really gorgeous place, perfect for a quiet getaway. The kitchen is great for dinners/socialising, bedrooms are spacious, decorated to a high standard. it had everything we needed. Just great!<br/><br/>The area is beautiful and only a short walk to Sandsend where the White Hart pub serves the best fish and chips we have ever tasted...and we're fussy! It was our first time in Whitby too and it's a lovely seaside town.



Fantastic stay! Middle Farmhouse is beautifully decorated and a fantastic location for Sandsend. Also the comfiest bed ever!



Middle Farm is a beautiful and comfortable property, we'd definitely stay again



The house was ideal for a family holiday, with lots of possibilities for coastal walks. Whitby is wonderful! Don't forget the bus service too, it seems to go everywhere you need and runs every 30 minutes.



Beautiful property, stylishly done and perfect for our needs. Would definitely revisit this place!



Easy access to property well presented clean and good amenities, close to great walks.



Beautiful! Felt so homely! Fantastic touches in the house and perfect for everything we needed! Would highly recommend!!!

Rocio Jimenez


We have just come back from Middlefarm House, it is in a small village called Lythe, as you arrive the is ample parking for four cars we had three, the lounge is large enough for eight people, the kitchen has everything you need and a large table for everyone to gather around and enjoy meals The rooms are beautifully decorated with very comfortable beds all was spotless and we felt safe considering the circumstances Sian was always at hand when we had any questions we would love to go back and would recommend it to anyone The pub in Lythe was closed but it has a small shop opened from 9-2 and has everything you need and more, the cakes and quiches are delicious There is a nice but steep walk to Sandsend and many other walks along the cliff edge Whitby is only 12 minutes by car but you can also walk there we had children with us so didn’t give it a go



A charming large cottage and perfectly positioned to explore the North Yorkshire Moors coastline.

Ruth M.


Well presented cottage in a great location. We enjoyed exploring the local area and visited Sandsend, Whitby, Runswick Bay, Staithes, Robin Hood’s Bay and Scarborough. From the door we enjoyed a walk to Mulgrave Castle, down to the beach. Altogether a great family holiday.



Beautiful house, even nicer in person. Lovely location with people riding horses past the window. Such a nice combination of feeling off of the main road but still so close to Whitby centre and other beaches. <br/>The house is styled beautifully throughout with nice soaps etc in every bathroom. <br/>The beds were super comfy! The house felt and looked so nice and clean.



Perfect stay in beautiful village! This is exactly what we needed for our stay away with the dog. Lovely quiet location but close to local shops etc. <br/><br/>House was spotless and would be great for a group. Communication pre and upon arrival was excellent. We’ll definitely be returning!

Carl D


Perfect cottage. We will be booking again 100%



Great stylish cottage and has all the amenities you need for a cosy stay! Close to Whitby too! Accommodating to children and dogs!

Taschina G


The house is completely refurbished, fully equipped and decorated in a very warm, welcoming and modern style. Great location in a little village, right next to a little shop and the pub. Approx 25 min walk to Sandsend. Picturesque Whitby is very close by for drinks/nightlife etc. The property is set back and not directly on the main road which is really nice. Emily the property manager was great and made us feel very welcome. She was easy to get in touch with, always available, friendly and helpful. Highly recommend this place.

Home Truths

If you're looking for a stay in the centre of Whitby, it's worth noting that Middle Farmhouse is located in the small village of Lythe which is a short 10-minute drive from Whitby.

Due to the nature of the building, the staircases are steep so extra care is recommended when using the stairs.

One of the bedrooms has single bunk beds. Whilst perfect for children and teenagers, we ask guests to be aware of this when booking a group stay for adults only.

One of the bedrooms has sloped ceilings so you may need to mind your head as you navigate around the room.


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