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Beech Farm Cottage

Ainthorpe near Danby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 932039)



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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "A wonderful home from home."

    Lovely location with lots of varied walks. It was so peaceful. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2022

  • "Great place to stay."

    Very warm and comfortable

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Reviewed by JillSep 2021

  • "This accommodation is very spacious considering it is for 2 people."

    The property is finished to a high standard and very well equipped. The owners are very friendly and helpful. Really loved the garden at the back too. Although parking was beside the road, it wasn't busy and never a problem. Excellent provision of maps etc so no need to go to a tourist office!

    Reviewed by JudithAug 2021

  • "No - the cottage was perfect in every way - the best cottage we have stayed in and the owners were so friendly and were always there when needed."

    The garden was lovely - a cottage garden. A wonderful stay.

    Reviewed by CynthiaAug 2021

  • "Great location, super cottage."

    The owners next door were lovely to chat to, overall a great holiday

    Reviewed by ColinJul 2021

  • "Excellent property for two people in a beautiful setting on the Moors but within easy reach of the coast."

    Very pleasant and welcoming owners. One of the best self catering properties we have stayed in.

    Reviewed by IainJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with fabulous garden, in beautiful surroundings."

    Penny and John(owners) are very friendly and helpful. Thankyou Penny for the Victoria sponge. Much appreciated. This is our second visit. Would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2021

  • "Excellent location and well equipped cottage."

    The garden was lovely in the good weather and there was a lot of helpful maps and guides available.

    Reviewed by BryanJun 2021

  • "Beech Farm Cottage is perfect in every way."

    Beautiful cottage, perfect setting, nothing but sheep and perfect countryside to enjoy. Penny is delightful and told us a lot of history of the cottage, very interesting I would certainly recommend Beech Farm Cottage to any couple for a superb break in Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by JanetJun 2021

  • "Clean, bright & comfortable."

    Excellent for hillwalking - tiles downstairs, carpet upstairs. Easy access to moors, close to Danby Station.

    Reviewed by BryanMay 2021

  • "A lovely cosy cottage in a quiet location."

    Ideal for coastal and country walks. Very friendly hosts. This was our second holiday at this cottage.

    Reviewed by DianaMay 2021

  • "An absolute gem of a cottage - even better than it appears in the photographs!"

    Spacious, spotlessly clean, well designed, quality furniture and fittings, quiet, idyllic location yet ideally placed for coast and countryside with walks from the doorstep and pub nearby. The cottage garden was really pretty with a lovely outlook and the owners friendly and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our week!

    Reviewed by AngelaMay 2021

  • "Despite Covid restrictions the cottage had all the facilities we required."

    The owners were very helpful and friendly but not intrusive. A cottage we would definitely book again.

    Reviewed by AnthonyApr 2021

  • "Beech Farm Cottage was a real home from home."

    I had a really enjoyable holiday walking all over the Moors and coming home to some lovely meals. It was an absolute heaven!

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2020

  • "Great centre for walking - valley, moor and nearby coastal paths."

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2020

  • "A lovely cosy cottage."

    The position was great for walks on the moors with easy access to the coast. The owners were lovely. We have already booked our return trip

    Reviewed by DianaSep 2020

  • "We had a very enjoyable week staying in this lovely cosy cottage."

    It was scrupulously clean, the bed was comfy and the kitchen had everything we required, although we didn't do any cooking, the local pub took care of Sunday lunch and we ate out the rest of the time! The addition of a delicious Victoria sponge cake on arrival was an added bonus. I would definitely recommend this accommodation for a thoroughly enjoyable base from which to explore the North York Moors or as a romantic getaway from the outside world (no phone signal most of the time!).

    Reviewed by KayAug 2020

  • "Unreservedly recommended!"

    Beech Farm Cottage is beautifully located in the North York Moors National Park; the cottage itself is well maintained, well thought out and very warm and cosy and peaceful. My visit was at the beginning of the Corona Virus outbreak so some aspects of my holiday were curtailed but the cottage proved to be a very welcome haven. I did manage a trip to Whitby on the train as the train station in Danby is only a 10 minute stroll away. I didn't see much of the owners (for obvious reasons) during my stay but I was left a lovely Victoria sponge for my arrival - so thoughtful! I intend to book another break here as soon as I can!

    Reviewed by RuthMar 2020

  • "An excellent location in the North York Moors."

    Quiet, scenic and a rural location to be envied. Yet, close to coastal honey spot destinations such as Stathes, Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay and the Esk Valley Railway. In Autumn, why goes to New England when you can enjoy the colour of the Moors and trees in the valleys!

    Reviewed by BarryNov 2019

  • "One of the best Sykes cottages we have visited."

    Ideal situation for N. Y. Moors walking and visiting coastal towns.

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2019

  • "Very good holiday, everything was first class, Penny and John very friendly and helpful."

    Would highly recommend we were also blessed with glorious weather great scenery.

    Reviewed by LornaSep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage warm and well equipped , bigger then the pictures look lovely views from windows."

    Hade a lovely week here going on walks from the cottage. Good pub within walking distance, and good bakery. Would love to go back

    Reviewed by PatSep 2019

  • "The location of the property was perfect for the type of holiday we required, the owners are very friendly and the property was first class."

    We had a great holiday.

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2019

  • "I gave the cottage owners 10 out of 10 and suitably marked their comments book."

    However, everywhere I go on my computer I am followed by numerous Sykes Cottages adverts. This is extremely annoying. I have booked 4 cottages via Sykes this year. I do not need any reminding that you exist. 0 marks out of 10 to Sykes for post holiday treatment.

    Reviewed by LarryJun 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in great surroundings."

    Cottage bigger than it appears on the photos, with a very pretty garden to relax in. The owners, Penny and John were friendly and informative. Thank you for the victoria sponge, Penny. Much appreciated. Cottage had good walks straight from front door. It was also convenient for visits to coastal towns. We visited Marske, Saltburn, Runwick Bay and last but not least, Whitby. Would love to return.

    Reviewed by ElizabethMay 2019

  • "First and foremost, the welcoming and friendly attitude of the owners."

    Secondly, the layout, design and comfort of the cottage, having been converted from part of a historic farmhouse, was wonderfully done. The entire week was most enjoyable.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2019

  • "A very spacious cottage adjoined to owners property, parking to the front by the garage,nice rear seating area although care must be taken as it is on a tiered basis,local Pubs a few minutes walk away (Fox and Hounds) serving very good food at reasonable prices,overall a good base for a walking holiday,or a base for getting to see the locality,the owners John and Penny were very pleasant and accommodating."

    The property is not too far from Whitby,Staithes or Guisborough,The village is not brilliant on mobile phone reception,but wifi in the property met my expectations.

    Reviewed by EdmundApr 2019

  • "Great location for visiting the moors"

    Reviewed by AndrewApr 2019

  • "Brilliant cottage,lovely location,very knowledgeable and friendly owners next door an absolute must."

    Loved it.

    Reviewed by MartinMar 2019

  • "The cottage was absolutely fantastic!"

    It was beautifully decorated and furnished, had a lovely, cosy atmosphere and we actually found ourselves forgoing a couple of planned nights out to spend the evening at the cottage instead; that really shows how nice it is! It's situated brilliantly for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors (and coastal villages) and the immediate surroundings were very picturesque. The owners were also very friendly, welcoming and helpful and they ensured we had a comfortable stay. Can't say enough positive things about this place; would absolutely love to stay there again!

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2018

  • "We visited beech farm cottage last week and had an absolutely fantastic week!"

    The cottage is spacious yet wonderfully cosy and equipped with everything we could have possibly thought of. Lots of excellent walks straight from the door and easy access to the train station and a wealth of attractions such as Whitby, staiths, national trust sites etc. Perfect romantic cottage for two, in a beautiful location attactched to lovely owners. Will definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by EmilySep 2018

  • "A lovely homely, cosy cottage with all mod cons, very friendly and helpful owners and in a wonderful location."

    Reviewed by SSep 2018

  • "Sykes met our expectations as we have always enjoyed excellent properties and Beech Farm Cottage lived up to our anticipation."

    We had a warm welcome with a fully equipped, spacious and comfortable home. Lots of places to visit and walks to suit all capabilities, often from the house. All in all it could hardly be better.

    Reviewed by EricAug 2018

  • "This is the best 2-person cottage we have stayed in for a very long time - it is comfy, incredibly well equipped, very quiet and peaceful, beautifully furnished, very good kitchen with a proper fridge freezer, and the views are lovely - all helped by a delicious Victoria sponge cake thoughtfully left for us by the owners."

    The Fox and Hounds in the village is a very short walk and serves lovely food and great beer, we spent several evenings there. The selection of books to read is very good, there are loads of maps and guidebooks, everything we could have thought of. There is so much to do in North Yorkshire - lovely walks, local attractions, seaside visits - we were spoiled for choice. Thank you to the owners, who were very welcoming and helpful. The cottage is a perfect haven and we loved staying there.

    Reviewed by CJul 2018

  • "My wife & I thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this lovely cottage, we were pleasantly surprised to find it larger than expected,the owners,who live next door, are very friendly & helpful."

    The situation of the cottage is quiet & peaceful making our stay most relaxing, we both agreed that this is one of the nicest cottages that we have holidayed in, we have stayed in quite a few over the years.

    Reviewed by PhillipJun 2018

  • "We have just returned from spending a wonderful week at Beech Farm Cottage and already planning another visit quite soon."

    The cottage is outstanding, beautifully furnished and manages to be both cosy and spacious. This was our first visit to North Yorkshire and found the cottage is perfectly situated for exploring the Moors as well as the North Yorkshire coast with its pretty harbours and, of course, Whitby. The garden is ideal for relaxing in after a day out and its not far to walk to the Fox and Hounds.

    Reviewed by MalcolmJun 2018

  • "The accommodation exceeded our expectations being spacious and well equipped, especially the modern kitchen."

    We had everything we needed including a ready supply of guide books and maps. The wi-fi was also more than adequate for our needs. The cottage is well located for exploring the beautiful Esk Valley, either by car or on the railway. We really enjoyed our stay and would thoroughly recommend Beech Farm Cottage.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2018

  • "Cottage situated in a lovely part of Yorkshire with everything possible to make your stay an enjoyable experience."

    Reviewed by JoanMar 2018

  • "We stayed for a week (Feb 17 - 24 2018) when the weather was cold but dry."

    The cottage was very warm and comfortable. Every facility was available. the kitchen was particularly well stocked, the WiFi very fast, lovely touch with various soaps around the place and a very welcome homemade Vitoria sponge was a delight as part of the welcome pack. The cottage was well located for us to take visits every day to Redcar down to south of Filey on the coast and inland to lovely places like Helmesley, Pickering, Thornton-le-Dale etc. For those who like walking, 2 pubs, a lovely bakery and coffee shop, and a well stocked health food shop are nearby as well as the North Yorkshire Dales National Park Centre. Overall a great place to stay and we can thoroughly recommend it.

    Reviewed by ElizabethFeb 2018

  • "We had an enjoyable stay."

    A comfortable cottage with a well equipped spacious kitchen and a useful supply of walking books and guides. The location was great for walking and also allowed easy access to Whitby and the coast. There's a nice view over the village and hills and a good pub within walking distance.The wifi worked well despite the rural location.

    Reviewed by VictoriaDec 2017

  • "Cottage is in a fantastic location"

    Reviewed by AmandaNov 2017

  • "The bed was a little firm for my taste and the parking space a bit small."

    However, everything else was brilliant! The lounge was very comfortable and open, with lots of natural light. There was a wide selection of games and freeview TV in case of bad weather (it is Yorkshire) and the kitchen very modern with all of the amenities including a large fridge and freezer, proper cooker and dishwasher. Everything was spotlessly clean. Upstairs there is a massive hallway, great for storing the bags and cases, a good sized bedroom and the bathroom is en-suite. A very large shower in the bathroom is wonderful, and again the bathroom itself is fully modernised. No bath, but that never bothered us. Outside is a lovely little garden overlooking the valley, great for hot summer evenings and a bottle of wine! Or you could visit the pub, about 15 minutes away. (I can recommend the Sunday lunch).The owners, who live next door, are very welcoming but not demanding and their dog Charlie is lovely. Oh and the cake was delicious. What else? Free WiFi is useful. Whitby is about half an hour away and there are lots of little coastal towns to visit like Staithes and Sandsend, which are a bit closer. Overall a lovely place and we would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by AnthonyJul 2017

  • "This cottage is the best we have ever had."

    The cottage is spacious, very well equipped and tastefully furnished. The large fridge/freezer was particularly appreciated as we do actually self-cater. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners, who went out of their way to ensure that we were happy with everything. The scenery of the North York moors is stunning and there is plenty to do, see and explore. We can't believe that 2 weeks went so quickly.

    Reviewed by GordonJul 2017

  • "Lovely Cottage, comfortable and very well equipped and maintained."

    Owners very welcoming, friendly and helpful. Beautiful garden and surrounding area.

    Reviewed by MJun 2017

  • "The photographs on the website did not do this lovely cottage justice."

    It was very light and airy with a lovely kitchen, also the photograph of the bedroom made it look tiny but it was a good size. and the garden was very pretty with plenty of seating. The hosts were very helpful.

    Reviewed by BeverleyMay 2017

  • "Beech Farm Cottage is set in a beautiful location and within a reasonable distance of the attractive N."

    Yorks coastline and very handy for walking. The cottage was one of the best we have been in and very well equipped with plenty of information about the area. The owners, made us feel most welcome.

    Reviewed by MichaelApr 2017

  • "Everything was lovely, I was just surprised by the booking fee, it seemed rather a lot!"

    Reviewed by FrancesApr 2017

  • "Lovely cottage,in a very peaceful location for a truly relaxing break with very friendly owners ."

    We would definitely go back

    Reviewed by DebraMar 2017

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  • One double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Bike storage
  • Patio garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Steps in garden
  • Note: Adults only, no children or infants.

The property

Danby 0.5 miles.

This attractive period stone cottage, adjoins the owners' property in the charming hamlet of Ainthorpe, near Danby village.

Set deep in the North York Moors National Park, it has delightful views overlooking the village green, with the local inn just a five minute walk.

Full of warmth and character, it offers a welcoming sitting room, with exposed beams and comfortable seating set around the cosy woodburning stove.

The dining table is deftly arranged in the window, to take in the glorious vistas, while the separate modern kitchen is well equipped, enabling guests to prepare tasty meals.

Upstairs, there is a pretty double bedroom, with a contemporary en-suite shower room.

Tastefully furnished in a traditional style, the property has a relaxing feel to come home to after a busy day out exploring.

The surrounding area is a walkers’ haven, with footpaths and trails taking you through breathtaking scenery over the open moorlands and secluded valleys.

An easy pleasant walk to Danby, brings you to a lovely bakery and tea room, with another country inn, serving good food to sample.

Nearby Castleton has excellent village amenities, with a small Co-op, pubs, a hairdressers and tea rooms.

A short drive will bring you to the coast, with Saltburn and Whitby offering superb, long sandy beaches and many attractions, while the small fishermen's villages of Staithes and Runswick Bay are always popular for day visits.

A wonderful romantic retreat for couples to enjoy a memorable holiday.

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About the location


Staithes 10 miles; Whitby 15 miles; Guisborough 10 miles.

The village of Danby nestles in the beautiful and peaceful Esk Valley in the heart of The North York Moors. The village has two pubs (both serving food), a bakery, a tea room and a health food shop. There is also an excellent National Park Visitor Centre at Danby Lodge – an historic building set in 13 acres of riverside pasture, with facilities which include exhibitions, nature trails and tea rooms. Danby also boasts the ruins of a 14th century castle and the only remaining working water mill on the River Esk. The scenic Esk Valley Railway line runs through the village on its way to Whitby. The quaint moorland villages of Hutton-le-Hole and Lastingham, the market town of Pickering, the city of York and the Yorkshire Coast villages of Staithes, Saltburn and Robin Hood’s Bay are all within easy touring distance.

Note: Adults only, no children or infants.

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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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