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 Guest Rooms, Award winning Tea Rooms, Self Let Holiday Cottages, Farm Shop and 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!

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14 En-Suite B&B Rooms

3 Farm House Holiday Cottages

Award Winning Tea Rooms

Working Farm & Much More!

B&B Rooms

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 country tearooms and restaurant serve a variety of home-baked, cakes and scones, along with a number of home-made hearty, locally sourced dishes with views of Scarborough Castle. There is also a garden centre selling flowers, seeds, and plants, and a games room and outdoor playground area for children.

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 dragonflies.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.4 for a two-person trip.

The Grainary Farm Stay – Scarborough has been welcoming guests for over 30 years

Holiday Cottages

The Grainary Cottages offers pet-friendly accommodation in Scarborough. Peasholm Park is 10 km from the property. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property and free private parking is available on site.

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.

The Grainary Cottages also includes a sun terrace. Guests can enjoy the on-site restaurant. The property also offers packed lunches.

The Spa Scarborough is 11 km from The Grainary Cottages, while Scarborough Open Air Theatre is 9 km away. The nearest airport is Humberside Airport, 86 km from the property.

Tea Rooms

Food As It Should Be

Remember when food used to taste real? An egg was a whole joy and even bread was addictive. Nowadays, we are so accustomed to additives, preservatives, and artificial flavours, who remembers real food?

We do.

Our Tea Rooms with some of the best views in the county. Start your day with an all-day breakfast that will have you lingering and chatting over your meal like we used to. Fuel up, there’s lots to do around here. Bring the kids it’s a family-run farm with family-friendly restaurants and staff, we’d love to see all of you.

You can come for lunch.

Experience Farmer John’s Ploughman’s Lunch – one of the best, freshest and the most varied medley of the cream of local fare on one board!

Opening Times

The Grainary Tea Rooms opens 11 am – 5 pm – Monday through Saturday

Closed on Sundays


We are very proud to say that we cater a special Gluten Free Menu which is ideal for Coeliacs and a very special Vegan menu

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.

Farm Partners

  • 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.