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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.

Come and discover this lovely unspoilt village; search for holiday cottages in Danby today.
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  • near Castleton, Yorkshire
    near Castleton, Yorkshire×

    Maddy Cart House

    near Castleton, Yorkshire

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    Ref: UK2048
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    With sweeping moorland views, this studio property has a shared games room and lies within easy reach of the coast and the North York Moors.
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    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...
  • Great Ayton, Yorkshire
    Great Ayton, Yorkshire×

    River Cottage

    Great Ayton, Yorkshire

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    Ref: CC233047
    Key Features:
    - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio
    Perfect for walkers and positioned in a stunning location overlooking the river
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    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:...

  • Commondale near Danby
    Commondale near Danby×

    Quarry Cottage

    Commondale near Danby

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    Ref: DC4087
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Converted farm building surrounded by quiet tracks and footpaths within the North York Moors.
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    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...
  • Westerdale, near Castleton, Yorkshire
    Westerdale, near Castleton, Yorkshire×

    Millinder House - The Carthouse

    Westerdale, near Castleton, Yorkshire

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    Ref: W41503
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Ground Floor Facilities - Rural Location
    A spacious retreat for two in a peaceful setting within the North York Moors National Park. A spacious retreat for two in a peaceful setting within the North York Moors National Park.
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    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...

    Millinder House - The Granary
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  • Fryup, Lealholm near Whitby, Yorkshire
    Fryup, Lealholm near Whitby, Yorkshire×

    Swallow Cottage

    Fryup, Lealholm near Whitby, Yorkshire

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    Ref: CC243011
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    Delightful country cottage nestling within beautiful mature gardens in the heart of the North York Moors.
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    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...
  • Castleton, near Whitby, Yorkshire
    Castleton, near Whitby, Yorkshire×

    The Nest

    Castleton, near Whitby, Yorkshire

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    Ref: CC243085
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Woodburning Stove
    Bursting with character and charm and a perfect base for walkers and cyclists
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    The Nest is a delightful small compact 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...
  • Westerdale, near Castleton, Yorkshire
    Westerdale, near Castleton, Yorkshire×

    Lilla Cottage

    Westerdale, near Castleton, Yorkshire

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    Ref: UK2197
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Pets go free - Rural Location
    Delightful one bedroom cottage offering an abundance of charm and character situated in the heart of the North York Moors National Park.
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    Lilla Cottage is nestled in the beautiful Esk Valley with stunning views over Westerdale and the open countryside which makes this part of the North York Moors so beautiful. Lilla Cottage was built in the 1800s and still holds some of its original character with a homely feel and stylish touches. There are some excellent footpaths in the area which stretch out across the National Park. A scenic drive along the country roads takes you to some pretty villages dotted around the North...
  • Gerrick, near Moorsholme, Yorkshire
    Gerrick, near Moorsholme, Yorkshire×

    High Farm Cottage

    Gerrick, near Moorsholme, Yorkshire

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    Ref: 7519
    Key Features:
    - Car parking on site - Enclosed Garden / Patio - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Ideal for lovers of both coast and country, with many walking opportunities in the area your dog will love it too!
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    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,...

  • Commondale near Danby
    Commondale near Danby×

    Stable Cottage

    Commondale near Danby

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    Ref: DC4088
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Stable Cottage is a converted farm building with great access to the moors and coast.
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    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...
  • Castleton, Yorkshire
    Castleton, Yorkshire×

    Forest Lodge Farm - Coltus Lands

    Castleton, Yorkshire

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    Ref: ISK
    Key Features:
    - Luxury Property - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location - Woodburning Stove
    In a romantic setting in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, this lovely cottage has all the comforts of home including a wood burner. In a romantic setting in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, this lovely cottage has all the comforts of home including a wood burner.
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    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,...

  • near Castleton, Yorkshire
    near Castleton, Yorkshire×

    The Old Barn

    near Castleton, Yorkshire

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    Ref: W42436
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Pets go free - Detached Property - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Wonderfully placed for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors, this rural property offers spectacular moorland views.
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    This holiday property is 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, which has co-op, tea rooms with part time post office and two pubs. 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 can be found a little further afield. A must...
  • Castleton, near Whitby, Yorkshire
    Castleton, near Whitby, Yorkshire×

    Cropton Cottage

    Castleton, near Whitby, Yorkshire

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    Ref: UK2284
    Key Features:
    - Wifi - Car parking on site - Pub within 1 mile - Garden / Patio - Rural Location
    Nestled in the village of Castleton, Cropton Cottage is the perfect location for walkers, cyclists and families.
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    Enjoy your holiday in the beautiful setting of the North York Moors National Park. This stunning, terraced mews cottage, adjacent to the owner’s home, is located in the centre of the village of Castleton, North Yorkshire. This cosy cottage can accommodate up to four people in two bedrooms. The village shop is close by and there are two local pubs within walking distance. From the doorstep, you can see everything that makes the North York Moors National Park so unique. It has...

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