The Granary & The Mistal
About Sarah Tootell
I live on site and have run the holiday cottages for nearly 8 years now. I have lived in the area all my life and studied Business and Rural Tourism at Bishop Burton Agricultural College.
Sarah Tootell purchased this Cottage in 2011
Why Sarah Tootell chose Malton
There is so much to see and do. York is just 30 minutes away, and Malton 10 minutes away, while the cliffs and beaches of the Yorkshire Coast are easily reached in 45 minutes. A favourite day out is to visit Castle Howard, with its magnificent house and gardens. The Yorkshire Wolds, now becoming famous through the paintings of David Hockney, are a delight, and are right on our doorstep! This is fantastic walking country, and a footpath runs right by the property, taking you to nearby Birdsall. Other paths lead into the Wolds for spectacular views. Equally, cycling here is a delight, with quiet lanes and routes to suit every level. In the fields around the property, you will hear skylarks sing, and see buzzards soar. Deer are frequently sighted. This is a truly unspoiled corner, and it is no surprise that many of our visitors return year after year to escape and unwind. We look forward to welcoming you to the Granary and the Mistal soon!
What makes this Cottage unique
Peaceful rural location with space yet so much to see and do close by.
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Country Side Retreat
The property was clean, modern, cosy and quiet. A very relaxing stay. Welcome pack was very much appreciated. Gardens are lovely and the peace and tranquility are superb. Will definitely visit again.
Early Easter Stay
Cottage was clean and very well equipped. Enjoyed the treats left for us upon arrival. Made good use of the log burner although the whole cottage is always warm and cosy. Well positioned for access to York, Scarborough and Malton. The local pub ( Bayhorse ) does excellent food on Sunday for lunch and steak night on Tuesday but would advise booking. Overall a terrific place to stay in beautiful countryside and plentiful days out.
Pleased you enjoyed your stay and thank you for leaving a review.
The Mistal was just what we needed for our holiday the location was great and Sarah was v helpful
The property was great for a family of 4, it was very clean and tidy and everything was in good working order, even at the start of spring the gardens were beautiful and the views great. Sarah was a great host, friendly and helpful, she very quick to answer queries and even had time for a chat when I was out walking. The location is great for exploring the Yorkshire Wolds , York and further away.
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was lovely to meet you. Sarah.
Bigger and much more spacious than we had thought.
Absolutely loved the peace and quiet. loved the fact that we were just left totally to our own devices, no hassle from anyone, although any or all information was left inside the cottage for us. would highly recommend... loved the place...
Mistal is a lovely, comfortable rural cottage from which to enjoy the Moors, York and hill villages.
We loved the rural situation, being able to watch hares, squirrels and birds from the kitchen window, and yet so accessible to York, the Hambleton Hills and the Moors themselves. Sarah was helpful and welcoming, providing a generous welcome pack of goodies. Mistal is very spacious and the conservatory would be delightful in warmer weather or as play space for young children. The second bedroom is small and more suitable for children. As a cottage for a couple it was ideal. Access roads are a little tricky at first but worth the effort.Thank you Sarah! Heather & David Thomas, Perth, Australia
15-22 September 2018
Beautiful cottage in a beautiful setting.
We had a very relaxing week here in this beautifully appointed cottage with all the comforts of home. The owners had warned that the WiFi service was limited. but this was not the case. I believe that this has been recently upgraded and we were able to surf, communicate with the family, watch Netflix and use Google Earth to plan our days out. The local pub, The Bay Horse, was charming and served fantastic food. If you want to "get away from it all" this is the place to do it. Colin Dean
Thank you for your review and pleased you enjoyed The Mistal.
The Wolds Way and the Centenary Way are close by and we're a perfect base for walking, with several public footpaths easily accessible directly from the cottage. The market town of Malton offers plenty of holiday entertainment, including a 27 hole golf course and ample real ale pubs. The North Yorkshire Moors are 20 minutes drive, Scarborough 40 minutes, whilst the historic city of York and its major attractions is 25 minutes drive away.