Exterior | Westerdale Barn, Kildale, nr. Stokesley
Open plan living/dining room/kitchen | Westerdale Barn, Kildale, nr. Stokesley
  • Cottage
  • Kildale, near Stokesley
  • 27944

Baysdale Abbey - Westerdale Barn


out of 10

  • 6

  • 3

  • 2

  • 1

Pets stay free
Car parking on site

Within the setting glorious North Yorkshire Moors National Park, this cottage offers charming accommodation in a tranquil location.

All on the ground floor.
Open plan living space:
With beams.
Living area: With wood burner, TV and DVD player.
Dining area.
Kitchen area:
With electric cooker and fridge/freezer.
Bedroom 1: With kingsize bed and en-suite with bath, shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bedroom 3: With bunk bed.
Bathroom: With bath, shower cubicle and toilet.

Oil underfloor central heating and logs for wood burner included. Large enclosed courtyard with sitting-out area, garden furniture and barbecue. 1 dog welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (sheep country). Private parking for 6 cars.

All properties: Electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Travel cot and highchair available on request. Welcome pack. Laundry room with washer/dryer (shared). Games room with pool table and kitchen facilities (shared). 2-acre moorland grounds (shared). No smoking. Please note: There is a fenced river in grounds and the properties have a natural water supply from a borehole..

Tucked away in their own picturesque valley, this imposing stone farmhouse and three Grade II listed properties Kildale Barn, Ingleby Barn and Westerdale Barn lie on the site of a 12th-century Cistercian abbey in an idyllic setting, where endless footpaths radiate from the door. Accessed by a 2-mile drive, they are set on a working farm where sheep and cattle graze (farm machinery – children must be supervised) within the glorious North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Baysdale Abbey has been furnished and equipped to a very good standard. All rooms are spacious, light and airy with wonderful views of the surrounding countryside. Original wooden floors on the ground level blend with shuttered windows, cornices add decorative touches and open fires in the reception rooms provide a welcoming atmosphere. A large natural garden surrounds the house and is edged by a fenced beck, providing a good habitat for an array of wildlife. Dating back to the 1800s, the other three holiday properties offer character accommodation in a tranquil and idyllic location. Vaulted beamed ceilings and wood-burning stoves add to the charm and character providing a welcoming atmosphere. Offering 3 miles of sandy beaches is the historic port of Whitby with its picturesque harbour and cobbled streets. Here you can board the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Train (Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films) and take a memorable journey through the stunning Esk Valley. Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall, Duncombe Park and Rievaulx Abbey are just a few of the treasures awaiting discovery. The coastal villages of Staithes, Runswick Bay and Sandsend all lie within 23 miles. This is an ideal holiday location at any time of the year. Shop 3 miles, pub 6 miles and restaurant 8 miles.
Westerdale Barn (27944) can be booked together with Baysdale Abbey (27943), Kildale Barn (27945) and Ingleby Barn (27946) to accommodate up to 31 guests.


Accessible Cottages


Cot Available

Decorated at Christmas

Detached Property

Games Room

Ground Floor Facilities

Grouped Property

Highchair Available

Historical Property

Open Fire or Woodburner

Open Plan

Parking - On Site

Pets Allowed

Pets Free of Charge


Shower Cubicle

Washing Machine

Welcome Pack


Woodburning Stove

Working Farm


Good to know

Check in and check out times

  • Arrive after 15:00
  • Depart before 10:00


  • 1 pet allowed

Car parking

  • On-site

What's included?

  • Wifi
  • Electricity
  • Bed linen
  • Towels


  • No smoking, please

Overall holiday experience

Based on 5 reviews


out of 10

Value for money




Comfort and Equipment




Local amenities


Overall rating



  • Kenilworth

  • Family


out of 10

We booked this as part of our accommodation needs for our Golden Wedding celebrations; the majority being housed in the Abbey. Overall it proved to be a fantastic venue for the event. Very remote, so local amenities were few, but we were aware of this in advance and planned accordingly. The housekeeper, Sophie, was superb.

21 Sep 2022


  • Cambridge

  • Family


out of 10

Just what we all needed! Westerdale Barn was warm, comfortable and spacious - the photos do not do it justice. The location on the farm made it extra special - tucked way in an isolated valley in the moors. Wonderful!

19 Apr 2022


  • Newcastle under Lyme

  • Family


out of 10

Wonderful place, absolutely beautiful location, definitely off the beaten track. We went specifically for the rural location and for dog walks from the doorstep and were not disappointed. That said, we did quickly realise that we were blessed with mild weather and that January could be tricky if the weather had been bad as it is quite a treck over the moors to get to civilisation and icy/snowy weather could have made this difficult and dangerous. The barn itself is lovely, well equipped if a little tired in places. The best thing was that it was lovely and warm, the owners clearly being aware that good heating is essential, this comes after a truly horrible experience in a cottage in November that had poor heating and owners who didnt appear to care. We had no interaction with the owners at all but had the knowledge that we could contact them if needed, they clearly understand customers wanting privacy. We would not hesitate to return to the barn and are already looking at future dates. Fantastic setting for those wanting a quiet and relaxing time, the local towns/villages are not too far away and are very picturesque.

9 Jan 2022

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