The Old Dairy

Loftus, Yorkshire Coast

  • 4 Star
  • Special OfferUp to 15% off Special Offer Discount - selected dates
  • Special OfferSave 10% on Christmas & New year holidays between 22nd December & 4th January

You can book this property from:

  • £455 per week
  • £65 per night
  • 4 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 king/super-king beds
  • 2 zip & link beds - can be king/super king or single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Tumble dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 2 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Bath
  • Shower


  • Family friendly
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • On-street parking

How far to...?

  • Beach 2 miles
  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 0.1 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Smart TV
  • Welcome pack

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Watersports
  • Surfing
  • Fishing
  • Golf

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Preferred changeover day: Saturday
  • Check in: 16:00
  • Check out: 10:00



  • Walk-in shower


Calling all fun-lovers, local history buffs, outdoorsy-types and wildlife watchers.

Located in a quiet backwater on the edge of the village of Loftus, sits the Old Diary. This upside-down house has some bedrooms downstairs and the master suite and living accommodation upstairs, taking advantage of the views to the woodland across the lane.

The property has been thoughtfully put together to include everything you could need when you staycation - there is dining for six from a well-equipped kitchen with an array of equipment to cook up a storm. The living area has a luxury sofa from which to watch the LG smart TV with soundbar, DVD player with DVDs and PS3 with games. Sleep well in the big beds; two are king-sized and another is available as a super-king or two singles, serviced by two bathrooms, handy for larger groups of friends or family.

If you’re bringing the kids with you, then they are well looked after with special cutlery, crockery and a Polar Gear Baby booster seat so they can sit up to the table (12 months +), books, puzzles and board games, and a travel cot for the littlest ones.

The immediate area has some lovely river, woodland and waterfall walks loved by humans and canines alike, or you can take the hour-long stroll to Hummersea Nature Reserve and Skinningrove beach through the fields and join up with the waymarked Cleveland Way. From here, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can hike across moors and cliftops as far as the ancient market town of Helmsley in one direction and to the popular seaside town of Filey in the other. Take a tour with some former miners at the Cleveland Ironstone Mining Museum, go and ride the Saltburn miniature railway. The North York Moors and its vibrant towns are on the doorstep and, with Staithes, Whitby and Robin Hood’s Bay just down the coast, you are spoiled for things to do and places to see. There is even loads to do on rainy days - Loftus has its own leisure centre with a swimming pool, gym and classes and within an easy drive are soft play centres and an indoor skatepark, and there are not one but two theme parks about an hour away!

Take the little path to the high street and you will find there is a well-stocked Co-op and a variety of coffee shops, bakeries and cafes. For dining and evening entertainment, head to a number of pubs; the Loftus Club in particular has everything from a family night, live music, bingo, pub quizzes, karaoke and a highly regarded carvery.

There is on-street parking along Dam Street.


Front entrance: A step over the threshold into the entrance hall with a shoe rack and coat hooks.

Family bathroom: Bath with thermostatic shower over. Wc and basin on a vanity unit. Mirror and shaving mirror. Heated towel radiator.

Bedroom one: Two zip and link single beds which can be joined to make a super king-size bed. Bedside tables with lamps. Wardrobe, shelving unit, chest of drawer with mirror. Floor lamp. Hair dryer.

Bedroom two: King-sized bed with bedside tables and lamps. Wardrobe with drawers under. Hair dryer.

Staircase: Slightly steep stairs but with handrail and feature low level lighting.


Kitchen and pantry/utility: Electric oven and gas hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, microwave, slow cooker, toaster and kettle. Breakfast bar with four bar stools. 

Living room with dining area: A six-seater sofa, smart TV with a soundbar, DVD player and PS3 so you can connect to your own Netflix or Amazon account. Dining table, six chairs and a floor lamp.

Bedroom three (master suite): King-sized four-poster bed, wardrobe and chest of drawers with a vanity mirror. Ensuite with a walk-in shower, WC and washbasin with a mirror over. Hair dryer.


Outside: A small entrance courtyard to the front of the property.

Bedding: Ample pillows and duvets with covers, bed linen and towels are included.

Heating: Gas central heating.

Parking: There is on-street parking along Dam Street.

Electrical vehicle charging: ChargeYourCar at North Road car park and Loftus car park, both just off the high street.

Pets: One well-behaved dog allowed. There is a charge of £25 per stay. There is a large dog crate available upon request.

Mobile phone signal: Good. WiFi available free of charge at the property.

Smoking: No smoking please.

Pub: 0.1 miles

Shop: 0.1 miles

Short breaks: Available outside of peak times, with full weeks during peak times. Saturday is the preferred changeover day for week bookings.


There was no courtyard just a 3mtr by 2mtr space where the bins were so even if there was chairs there was nowhere to sit. The TV stopped working on the second day also they said there was a carpark near by but there isn't so if you take the 6 people it is capable of taking and youhave 2 cars it is really hard to park these things spoilt our stay won't be going back.

Ms Annabelle L,

A very nice well equipped property. The only two negative points were 1. I had to ring for the key code to access the property, unfortunately the number I was given over the phone was incorrect, or I had written it down incorrectly. It would be better if the number was emailed or sent by text to avoid this issue. 2. Parking near the property (and in Loftus itself) is very limited. On one occasion we could not get outside the property but were able to get the last available on street space nearby. If we had not got that space I am not sure where we would have been able to park. While this wasn't a major issue for us on this occasion iy could be a problem, especially for someone with mobility issues.

Mr William G,

Ideal location.very good value for money and a superb inventory/how to use/what to do folder on sight, this is often sadly lacking from many properties, wonderful welcome pack.

Mr B,

Quant property in the nicer side of Loftus. Ample space for 6. Well equipped kitchen and super comfort beds. Outside stream possibility of flooding

Mrs R,


Area Information

Lying between the North York Moors National Park and the bustling seaside resort of Saltburn-on-Sea with its Victorian pier, cliff lift, and gardens, the small town of Loftus provides the perfect base for exploring the best of town and country. Here you are within easy reach of the attractions of the Yorkshire Coast. The quirky and quaint seaside port of Staithes is under 5 miles away where you will find a mix of local, independent shops, tea rooms and pubs serving fresh local food lining the ancient cobbled streets as well as a sandy beach and annual arts and heritage festival which draws visitors from far and wide. Head down into the North York Moors to be delighted by the seemingly never-ending carpet of beautiful purple heather, with rolling hills and sweeping valleys stretching for as far as the eye can see. This proximity to stunning coastal and countryside landscapes makes Loftus the ideal location for walkers and families looking to take in the fresh air and thrills this part of Yorkshire has to offer while also remaining within easy reach of the larger towns such as Whitby, Guisborough (with its Priory and Forest) and the city of Middlesborough.