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Danby

The village of Danby is situated in the North York Moors National Park at the head of the Esk Valley. The village itself boasts a pretty village green where you will often see Scottish Blackface sheep grazing, a village store, bakery and cafe, post office and public house.

On the outskirts of the village is the Moors National Park Centre. This is housed in a former hunting lodge and is surrounded by large gardens with some lovely woodland walks and paths along the riverside. There are indoor and outdoor play facilities for children and all the family will enjoy discovering more about the area from the interactive exhibits in the centre.

Danby is the ideal base for exploring the North York Moors and is conveniently located for visits to Whitby, around fifteen miles to the east. The village is also served by public transport with a bus service and regular trains running between Whitby and Middlesbrough along the beautiful Esk Valley.

The remains of the 14th century Danby Castle, once the home of Catherine Parr, is just over a mile from the village centre on Danby Rigg. Today, it is the setting for weddings and corporate events and visitors can view the castle by arrangement with the Tenant.

A walk up the 229 metres high Danby Beacon will reward visitors with lovely panoramic views of the surrounding countryside. The beacon dates back as far as the 1600s, when it formed part of a line of beacons used to warn of foreign fleets approaching. The RAF used the location for an early warning radar station between 1937 and 1954 but today, visitors will just see the tall, stainless steel and bronze beacon, which was unveiled in 2008.

If you are fortunate enough to visit Danby in August, the annual Agricultural Show provides traditional entertainment, from exhibitions of farm animals to sheepdog trials and craft and local produce competitions.

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  • The Nest

    Castleton near Whitby

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: CC243085
    The Nest is a delightful little character cottage located in the picturesque village of Castleton in the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors. The cottage is exactly what the name suggests and may be quite small, but perfectly formed, and is an ideal retreat for couples looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of their busy lives. The cottage welcomes you with an inviting log burner in the lounge, a lovely cosy feature and ideal to sit in front of after a hard days walking in the area. The nest is a perfect base to start your walking or cycling holiday from with a number of pathways and cycle tracks direct from your front door, where you can appreciate some stunning scenery along the breathtaking Esk Valley. The cottage has retained many character features, and has been furnished and decorated to a high standard whilst retaining the feel and character of the cottage. Whilst Castleton is very much a rural village it has a thriving community with ample provision for visitors and boasts a Village shop, Cooperative store, tea rooms, two public houses, post office, garage, bank and the Esk Valley Railway which travels through breathtaking scenery between Middlesbrough and the popular seaside town of Whitby.

    Ground Floor: Property is heated by electric central heating and a log burning stove and comprises:
    Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: With Smart TV/DVD, radio/CD, Wi-fi, Ipod docking station and log burner. Electric oven and ceramic hob, fridge and microwave.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: With double bed and en suite double shower cubicle, WC and wash basin

    All power, heating, bed linen and towels included. Internet access availablePatio area at front with seating.

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  • Millinder House - The Carthouse

    Westerdale, near Castleton

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: W41503

    Surrounded by open countryside

    If peace and tranquillity be the order of the day, then look no further. Nestling in the stunning Esk Valley, these holiday properties have been lovingly converted from 200 year old farm buildings and are situated just across the courtyard from the owners’ farmhouse which dates from the 12th century. Converted from a former granary, The Granary (ref W41008) occupies the first floor of a detached barn conversion, with views towards Castleton Rigg. Stylish and delightfully furnished, retaining many original features with a vaulted ceiling, low beams and solid oak floors. The Carthouse (ref W41503) is spacious and occupies the ground floor of the detached barn conversion, whilst The Byre (ref W7733) is an attractive single storey, detached property with a multi-fuel stove in the living room, and offers wonderful views over the dale. They are all tastefully furnished and decorated and offer excellent holiday accommodation. Ideally situated in the beautiful North York Moors National Park, a scenic drive along the country roads takes you to the historic port of Whitby. The area abounds with smugglers coves and quaint fishing villages untouched by the passing years. An excellent base for exploring the surrounding area, with the Yorkshire coast and Heartbeat country both easily accessible. Walking is available direct from the door, with fishing and riding nearby. Castleton is 1 mile away with all amenities including supermarket, bank and post office. A magical part of the world at any time of the year. Properties W41008, W41503 and W7733 can be booked together for larger parties. Shops, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

    All on the ground floor.
    Wooden floors throughout.
    Open plan living area.
    Living area: With Freeview TV, DVD player with a selection of DVDs and CD player
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Bedroom: With kingsize bed.
    Wet room: With shower cubicle and toilet.

    Underfloor central heating included. Shared lawned garden with patio, garden furniture and portable gas barbecue. Ample private parking. Wheelchair access.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot, travel cot and highchair. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Shared use of 3-acre woodland with picnic benches. No smoking. Please note: Stream in grounds.

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  • High Farm Cottage

    Gerrick, nr. Moorsholme

    Grade
    2
    1
    3
    1
    Ref: 7519

    Ideal for walkers

    This simply furnished holiday cottage is attached to the owners house, high on the moorland above Loftus and Staithes. It is ideal for walkers, country and sea lovers, and dog owners. The owners do rear dogs, and so there may well be the odd bark or two! North Yorkshire Moors centre is approximately 3 miles. Within easy reach of Whitby with its cliff-top golf course, harbour and abbey, Scarborough with its wealth of family entertainment, the historic city of York, or Heartbeat country. Shop 3 miles, pub 1 mile.

    Ground floor: Dining room/kitchen. Bathroom with toilet. First floor: 1 twin bedroom.

    Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Electric cooker. Microwave. Shared enclosed garden area and furniture. Parking. Cycle store. Private water supply. No smoking.

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  • Swallow Cottage

    Fryup, Lealholm near Whitby

    Grade
    2
    1
    0
    1
    Ref: CC243011
    Swallow Cottage is a delightful country retreat nestling in a rural position and surrounded by mature gardens, a stream and pond attracting many species of wildlife. Situated within the grounds of the owners home and set within 3  acres of land. The cottage has been refurbished in 2009 to provide cosy and welcoming accommodation and enjoys wonderful views down the valley from the  bedroom and lounge.
    Perfectly positioned for the outdoor enthusiast, the cottage enjoys excellent walking direct from the door. Lealholm, some 3 miles away provides a village store and post office, pub with restaurant, petrol garage and a railway station. From Lealholm a circular walk takes in the three dales of Eskdale, Glaisdale and Great Fryupdale, all situated within the picturesque Esk Valley.  All in all a perfect base for those wishing to explore the picturesque North Yorkshire Moors and Coast offering numerous attractions to include Grosmont, terminus of the North York Moors steam railway, Goathland where the TV series Heartbeat was filmed, and the bustling resorts of Whitby, Sandsend, Runswick Bay and Robin Hood’s Bay, featuring lovely coves and sandy beaches.

    Ground Floor: Property has under floor central heating to the ground floor and electric heater to the first floor and comprises:
    Lounge: With woodburning stove (logs provided), TV with Freesat, radio/CD and telephone for emergency use only.
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, table top freezer, dishwasher and washing machine.
    Shower Room: With double walk in shower, WC, wash basin, shaver point and heated towel rail.

    First Floor: Bedroom: With king size bed and open to the stairs.

    All fuel, power, bed linen, towels and hairdryer included. An unlimited supply of logs for the wood burner provided. Internet access is available.Shared mature gardens with seating area, stream and wildlife pond. Parking for one car.

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  • Maddy Cart House

    near Castleton

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: UK2048
    Maddy Cart House is a studio set in the grounds of Maddy House Farm which dates back to the 15th century. It is surrounded by over 20 acres of its own fields, with breathtaking views across the moorland towards Castleton. The Heritage Coast of Yorkshire and Whitby are easily accessed, and you can take a leisurely journey through the Esk Valley. Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington are a liitle further. A must when visiting this area are the smugglers coves of Robin Hood’s Bay, Staithes and Runswick Bay. Historic homes and castles such as Uncomb Park, Nunnington Hall and Castle Howard are all within easy driving distance. Shop, pub and restaurant 1 mile.
    Maddy Cart House can be booked together with The Old Barn (W42436) to accommodate up to 6 guests.

    Ground Floor: All on the ground floor.
    Open plan living space.
    Living area: With Freeview TV/DVD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave and fridge/freezer.
    Bedroom area: With twin beds.
    Wet room: With shower and toilet.

    Electric central heating, electricity, bed linen and towels included. Shared external games room with table tennis, basketball, darts and quoits. Lawned garden with patio and garden furniture. Shared 20-acre natural, unspoilt grounds. Parking for 1 car. Wheelchair access. No smoking

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  • Stable Cottage

    Commondale near Danby

    Grade
    2
    1
    1
    1
    Ref: DC4088
    In a lovely location in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, this cottage is one of a group ofcottages in an ideal location for couples or families wishing to holiday in a peaceful rural setting. The bustling fishing port of Whitby and the lovely beaches along the Heritage Coastline are only a 20 minute drive away. Well presented and arranged around a courtyard, the cottages have been converted from former farm buildings and include natural stone work, character beams and traditional sneck doors. The North York Moors has a myriad of quiet roads, tracks and footpaths to enjoy; walk directly from the doorstep or ride on the Pickering Preservation Steam Railway that winds its way through this truly scenic area. There are agricultural shows and farmers markets, tea rooms and pubs serving good food in the pretty surrounding villages. Relax in the gardens or enjoy use of the putting green in the grounds.

    This property can be booked together with Quarry Cottage (DC4087) and Moorview Cottage (DC4086) to accommodate up to ten guests.

    Ground Floor: With oil fired central heating throughout and comprising:
    Sitting/dining room: with beamed ceiling, open stonework, electric feature stove, TV, DVD and radio/CD player.
    Kitchen: with electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster and iron.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with king size bed and TV.
    Bathroom: with electric shower, over bath, basin and WC.

    Bed linen and towels provided. Access to freezer. Garden bench. Barbecue equipment on request. Private parking. No smoking in the cottage please. One small well behaved pet welcome at £20 per week.

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  • River Cottage

    Great Ayton

    Grade
    2
    1
    2
    1
    Ref: CC233047
    Situated opposite the river that runs through the beautiful town of Great Ayton is this charming cottage.  It has been recently renovated and has been finished to a very high standard.  It has everything you should need to enjoy a peaceful, relaxing holiday in an ideal setting.  The patio area at the back of the cottage is perfect to enjoy the afternoon and evening sun.

    Ground Floor: Heated by gas fired central heating and comprises:
    Lounge/Kitchen/Diner: With TV/Freeview, DVD player, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge with ice box, washing machine and tumble dryer.

    First Floor: Bedroom: With King-size bed
    Bathroom: With bath and shower above, WC and basin.

    All power, heating, bed linen and towels are provided. Cot and Highchair available.Patio area with furniture.

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  • Quarry Cottage

    Commondale near Danby

    Grade
    3
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: DC4087
    In a lovely location in the heart of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, this cottage is one of a group ofcottages which are in an ideal location for couples or families wishing to holiday in a peaceful rural setting. The bustling fishing port of Whitby and the lovely beaches along the Heritage Coastline are only a 20 minute drive away. Well presented and arranged around a courtyard, the cottages have been converted from former farm buildings and include natural stone work, character beams and traditional sneck doors. The North York Moors has a myriad of quiet roads, tracks and footpaths to enjoy; walk directly from the doorstep or ride on the Pickering Preservation Steam Railway that winds its way through this truly scenic area. There are agricultural shows and farmers markets, tea rooms and pubs serving good food in the pretty surrounding villages. Relax in the gardens or enjoy use of the putting green in the grounds.

    This property can be booked together with Moorview Cottage (DC4086) and Stable Cottage (DC4088) to accommodate up to ten guests.

    Ground Floor: Sitting/dining room: with wood burning stove, exposed stonework, beams, TV, DVD and radio/cassette player.
    Kitchen: with electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster, washer and iron.
    Utility room.

    First Floor: Bedroom 1: with double bed.
    Bedroom 2: with single bed.
    Bathroom: with bath and power shower over bath, basin and WC.

    Bed linen and towels provided. Starter pack of fuel for the stove included. Extra wood for fire £2.50 per basket. Garden bench. Barbecue equipment on request. Private parking. One small well behaved pet welcome at £20 per week.

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  • Beckside Cottage

    Great Fryupdale

    Grade
    4
    2
    1
    1
    Ref: ILC

    This charming, Grade II listed holiday cottage boasts an idyllic, wonderfully tranquil honeypot location in the heart of the North York Moors, enhanced by breathtaking views. Adjoining another property, it is 3 miles from picturesque Castleton and Danby. The trickle of the meandering stream soothes the stress of everyday life, and many footpaths can be accessed from the garden via a little wooden bridge. A short drive leads to bustling Whitby and coastal villages of Robin Hoods Bay and Runswick Bay. Shops 2 miles.

    Spacious living/dining room with rugs on wooden floor and range with open fire. Modern well-equipped fitted kitchen with ceramic-tiled floor. First floor: Two bedrooms, each with wooden floor and wooden ceiling; one double with countryside views and original cast-iron fire surround, and one twin. Large bathroom with over-bath shower, toilet and wooden floor.

    • Open fire - fuel included
    • Electricity, full oil central heating included, bed linen and towels included
    • Travel cot
    • High chair
    • TV
    • DVD (small library)
    • Stereo/CD
    • Microwave
    • Washer/dryer
    • Dishwasher
    • Fridge/freezer
    • Enclosed garden with furniture and countryside views
    • Barbecue
    • Parking (2 cars)
    • Cycle store
    • Natural spring water supply (borehole)
    • No smoking
    • NB: Fenced stream in garden

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  • The Stable

    Great Fryupdale near Whitby

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: CC231126
    Attached to The Byre, The Stable is a superb home, spanning two floors and converted from former stables to a very high standard. The living area spans the ground floor, with a double and a twin room on the first floor complete with bathroom and each enjoying panoramic views. Nestling in a rural position and on an ’organic’ working farm some three miles from Lealholm, The Stable enjoys peace and tranquility, a paved patio and a garden to sit, relax and savour the country life. 

    Ground Floor: The property is heated with a Bio Mass wood burner and this provides constant heating and as much hot water as needed plus under floor heating to the ground floor making this a lovely toastie warm property and comprises:
    Lounge: With exposed oak beam spanning ceiling and wood burning stove, TV with Freeview package, DVD, radio/CD (through TV and DVD).
    Kitchen/Diner: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine and dishwasher.
    Cloakroom: With WC and basin.

    First Floor: The first floor is heated with radiators and comprises:
    Bedroom 1: With King size bed
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
    Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle, WC, basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.
     

    All fuel, power, bed linen and towels provided.   High chair and cot available on request.To the front lawned garden, paved patio, garden furniture and BBQ.  Ample parking. 
    Please note no mobile reception in this area, but can receive reception once on higher ground. The nearest pay phone is 1/4 mile away.

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  • Forest Lodge Farm - Coltus Lands

    Castleton

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    2
    Ref: ISK

    With views of Danby Dale, these detached, former working barns, set on an organic Grade II listed model farm, date back to the 1800s. Bridle paths and cycle tracks abound through the farm to villages tucked away deep in the valleys of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Visit Kirkby Moorside, Pickering, Helmsley and Guisborough inland, and the coastal villages of Staithes, Runswick Bay, Sandsend and Whitby. The North Yorkshire Moors steam train travels from Whitby to Pickering, passing through ’Heartbeat’s’ village of Goathland. Shops and pub 1 mile.

    Ground Floor:
    Living room: With wood burner, Freesat TV, DVD player with selection of DVDs, CD player, exposed stone wall and Yorkshire stone floor.
    Kitchen/dining room: Farmhouse style with microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer, exposed stone walls and tiled floor.
    First Floor:
    Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request), exposed beams and solid oak floor.
    Bedroom 2: With kingsize bed, exposed beams, solid oak floor and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
    Bathroom: With short bath (4ft 6in), shower cubicle and toilet.

    Oil underfloor central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and fuel for wood burner included. Travel cot and high chair. Courtyard and garden furniture. 2-3 acres of shared natural unspoilt lawned grounds with furniture and children’s play area. Bike store. Private parking for 3 cars. No smoking. Please note: There is a shallow unfenced pond in the courtyard.

    Note: Dale House (ISH), North Range (ISJ) & Coltus Lands (ISK) can be booked together to sleep 18 people Note: Dale House (ISH), North Range (ISJ) & Coltus Lands (ISK) can be booked together to sleep 18 people

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  • Millinder House - The Granary

    Westerdale, near Castleton

    Grade
    4
    2
    0
    1
    Ref: W41008

    Excellent location in National Park

    If peace and tranquillity be the order of the day, then look no further. Nestling in the stunning Esk Valley, these holiday properties have been lovingly converted from 200 year old farm buildings and are situated just across the courtyard from the owners’ farmhouse which dates from the 12th century. Converted from a former granary, The Granary (ref W41008) occupies the first floor of a detached barn conversion, with views towards Castleton Rigg. Stylish and delightfully furnished, retaining many original features with a vaulted ceiling, low beams and solid oak floors. The Carthouse (ref W41503) is spacious and occupies the ground floor of the detached barn conversion, whilst The Byre (ref W7733) is an attractive single storey, detached property with a multi-fuel stove in the living room, and offers wonderful views over the dale. They are all tastefully furnished and decorated and offer excellent holiday accommodation. Ideally situated in the beautiful North York Moors National Park, a scenic drive along the country roads takes you to the historic port of Whitby. The area abounds with smugglers coves and quaint fishing villages untouched by the passing years. An excellent base for exploring the surrounding area, with the Yorkshire coast and Heartbeat country both easily accessible. Walking is available direct from the door, with fishing and riding nearby. Castleton is 1 mile away with all amenities including supermarket, bank and post office. A magical part of the world at any time of the year. Properties W41008, W41503 and W7733 can be booked together for larger parties. Shops, pub and restaurant 1.5 miles.

    All on the first floor.
    Open plan living space: With low beam and wooden floors.
    Living area: With Freeview TV, DVD player and CD player.
    Dining area.
    Kitchen area: With electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer and dishwasher.
    Utility room.
    Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and wooden floor.
    Bedroom 2: With twin beds and wooden floor.
    Bathroom: With shower over bath, and toilet.

    Electric underfloor central heating included. Lawned garden with patio and portable gas barbecue. Private parking for 2 cars.

    All properties: Electricity, bed linen and towels included. Cot, travel cot and highchair. Shared laundry room with washing machine and tumble dryer. Shared use of 3-acre woodland with picnic benches. No smoking. Please note: Stream in grounds.

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