The Grainary B&B


The Grainary is a 200-acre Yorkshire farm on the outskirts of Scarborough and Whitby. The farm provides fantastic views of the countryside a peaceful location and is close to all local tourist spots.

The Grainary has been a place to eat, sleep and explore since 1990, with guests from all over the world visiting us. We cater for all needs, from solo travellers to large group bookings.

With modern and comfortable  Award-winning guest Rooms, a Yorkshire Working Open Farm with Lake Walks, we definitely have something for everyone!

At The Grainary Yorkshire Farm Stay, we provide a wide range of accommodation. Chose from one of our 14 En-Suite, Bed and Breakfast Rooms, or one of our three Farmhouse Holiday Cottages. Come and join us in our quiet country retreat. Let us look after you, and we guarantee you will enjoy a fun, relaxing stay!

The new Self Catering Cottages by our sister company have been a big hit since opening in 2015. If you would like more information, keep scrolling down the page


3 Farm House Cottages


14 Ensuite B&B Rooms


Stunning Countryside


Working Farmstay


Animal Feeding


Free WiFi Included

B&B Rooms

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Set in the idyllic North York Moors, The Grainary offers 4-star accommodation with beautiful countryside views.

Each of the 14 colourful, modern rooms in The Grainary include en-suite bathrooms, as well as a Freeview TV and a welcome tray with tea, coffee, and biscuits.

The Grainary has won many awards over the past 30 years and is known as one of the best Farm Stay experiences in the county

Free parking is available at The Grainary, and the seaside town of Scarborough is 15 minutes’ drive away. Historic Whitby can be reached in 20 minutes by car.

Harwood Dale Forest which is 6.4 km from The Grainary is popular for watching wildlife including birds, roe deer, badgers, foxes and Yorkshire Farmers!


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1f5a5 Home TV & DVD
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Our sister cottages featuring a patio, the accommodation is equipped with a seating area with and iPod docking station. A flat-screen TV and DVD player are available in some units. There is also a kitchen, fitted with a dishwasher and oven. A microwave, a toaster and fridge are also provided, as well as a kettle. Every unit is fitted with a private bathroom with a bath. Towels and bed linen are available.


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The Farm

By combining farming, tourism and conservation, we have created a wildlife haven on our 200 acre working farm. Farmer John wanted to give everyone the chance to witness a Yorkshire working farm in action. 25 years later, the farm continues to grow and the farm experience for visitors is enhanced too!

Once you arrive, you’re surrounded by exciting things to explore. With several trailed walks, an outdoor children’s play area and a Geocache hunt on site, The Grainary offers something for everyone.

The Grainary is based at the Keasbeck Hill Farm, owned by my father, John Simpson. He is the fifth generation of our families farming heritage and has transformed our simple farm with his Whole Farm Conservation Plan. The main benefit of this is that the farm is free to visit for school parties for educational projects.

Because of this, we are dedicated to improving the conservation value of the land and have partnered with numerous schemes and agencies listed below.

As you can see, we take our responsibilities to the earth and environment very seriously so that we can preserve, improve and share our land with you.

  • The Countryside Stewardship Scheme rewards farmers who conserve and improve the landscape, wildlife habitats, history and archaeology, and who provide opportunities for people to enjoy the countryside.
  • Natural England advises farmers on how to made their land more accessible and engaging for everyone, promotes biodiversity and geodiversity, wildlife and environmental land management, as well as recreating lost natural environments
  • Forestry Commission supports woodland owners who sustainably manage woodlands and forests and establish new tree planting.
  • Farming and Wildlife Advisory Group offers trusted, independent environmental advice to the farming community. It helps farmers understand the environmental value of their land and make the most of the agri-environment options available.
  • North York Moors National Park conserves and enhances the natural beauty, wildlife and cultural heritage of the area. Promotes opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of the special qualities of national parks by the public. And seeks to foster the economic and social well-being of local communities within the national park.

Things To Do

Whitby is a unique, quaint, small seaside town located on the North Yorkshire coast, between Scarborough and Redcar. Here, we have condensed a list of the top five things to do in Whitby.

Captain Cook Memorial Museum: Visit the house where the James Cook came to serve his seaman’s apprenticeship. Located on Grape Lane, the 17th-century house belonged to John Walker, Cook’s master. The Museum celebrates Cook’s achievements and the work of those who sailed with him, including sailors, scientists and artists. Prices are (as of September 2017) £5.70 for an adult, £5.20 for senior citizens, and £3.50 for children.

Sandsend Beach: Enjoy some beach time at Sandsend Beach, located at the foot of Lythe Bank. If you are interested in having a great family outing during the day or you are looking for a romantic night to spend with that special someone, then look no further! Also known for its artefacts to be found, including fossils, Sandsend Beach will add a little sense of adventure to your itinerary.

199 Steps to St. Mary’s Church: Well known for being mentioned in Bram Stoker’s Dracula, climbing the 199 steps to St. Mary’s Church is a must on your list. According to tradition, you must count the steps as you go higher. The 199 Steps gives you an amazing view of Whitby as you climb higher. This is a must add to your itinerary!

Whitby Abbey: The first monastery in North Yorkshire that dates back to 657, played a critical role in the Church of England. One of the things that really put this historic landmark on the map was Bram Stoker’s Dracula, in 1897. The Abbey is now a site for walking, events that include Illuminated Abbey, and shops.

Robin Hoods Bay: What was once a smugglers paradise, is now a historic attraction. Details of the shipwrecks and rescues are recorded there, even a smugglers house to elaborate on how contraband was concealed! At Robin Hood’s Bay, the beaches and cliffs are full of prehistoric fossils. But at low tide, you’ll also find a small sandy beach approachable from the clifftop path.