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7 Lilac Terrace

(Ref. 1044845)

Danby, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely visit, appreciated the high standards of cleanliness , equipment and decor"

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely comfortable cosy cottage in an incredibly beautiful area."

    So tranquil, peaceful and relaxing. A real little gem. Gorgeous views of surrounding fields with bleating sheep and lambs and lots of wonderful wildlife from a sunny seating area in back garden and the moors very close by. Whitby with it's abbey, Staithes and Saltburn great places to visit and within easy travelling distance. Local village of Danby very prettty, enjoyed a nice coffee sitting on a bench on the village green watching the sheep relax under the trees. Sheer bliss! Wish we could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a great week at Lilac Terrace ."

    It was really cosy and the huge bed so comfortable. It was ideal having the on suite as well as the bathroom which saved us time getting ready. The nearby cafe and local pub were just a few minutes walk away. Such a peaceful spot to drink the bottle of wine Nessa so kindly left us. Lovely cottage and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Mar 2023

  • "Excellent cottage, perfect place for walking in the moors and trips to the coast."

    The cottage was warm and welcoming, the kitchen is well equipped for cooking. Would highly recommend a stay.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage is delightful and larger than the roadside photo suggests."

    We did not find anything to fault: this cottage is probably the nearest to being "at home" that we have rented. The location is excellent, with so much to do both locally, and a little further afield. We had excellent local walks and trips to Castle Howard, Ormesby Hall and Whitby, all of which are comfortable drives away. If you want to eat out, we found the local pub and The Eskdale in nearby Castleton to be excellent.

    Reviewed by Patrick4.7Oct 2022

  • "The cottage had everything we needed and more."

    Great location, peaceful & close to the moors and the coast.

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Jul 2022

  • "This is a very special cottage, the photos do not do it justice."

    We had a fabulous week here and were sad to be leaving. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jun 2022

  • "A great clean comfortable cottage with everything you need for a piecefull week away."

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location it was a very peaceful and relaxing place to stay."

    The cottage was a great size with modern features and a lovely view from the kitchen window

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, peaceful location."

    well equipped and spotlessly clean.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Mar 2022

  • "A beautiful tastefully furnished cottage, clearly loved, with great attention to detail."

    . Comfy bed and lovely bed linen. Warm and inviting and in a great location, handy for country walks and the coast. We thoroughly enjoyed our week. Only suggestion would be a non stick saucepan and some oven proof dishes.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Mar 2022

  • "7 Lilac Terrace was perfect for a week away."

    Clean comfortable and very cosy with everything we needed. The location is ideal for walking on the moors, the Esk Valley Walk and access to the coast, by car or by catching the train from Danby station a short walk from the cottage.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Feb 2022

  • "A great deal of thought, design and money has obviously gone into making this the perfect holiday home."

    So comfortable, warm and quirky. So many different areas to sit and relax. Loved the views while eating breakfast

    Reviewed by Mavis5.0Nov 2021

  • "This cottage exceeded our expectations."

    The attention to detail was incredible. It was welcoming, warm and beautiful. We will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2021

  • "The perfect break"

    Reviewed by Nicky5.0Oct 2021

  • "Well equipped cottage."

    Very clean and comfortable. Great location. Fox & Hounds good local pub for food 5 mins walk.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was emaculate, comfortable and incredibly well-equipped: we had everything we needed to enjoy a wonderfully relaxing stay."

    The location of the cottage is very convenient for trips to the coast and the North Yorkshire Moors, and the village benefits from two fantastic pubs (one just at the top of the lane; a stone's throw from the cottage) and a lovely bakery. All in all, I highly recommend Lilac Cottage as an ideal place to stay for wanting to explore the delights North Yorkshire has to offer.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage has a lovely big living room and kitchen."

    The bedrooms are a bit small but big enough not to be a problem. The kitchen has all we want to cook a meal. The decor is really lovely and has a cosy, homely feel. The whole place is spotlessly clean! The cottage is in a beautiful part of the Dales and is an ideal base to explore. Plenty of pubs for meals either in walking distance or a short drive away. A local bakery with good take away sandwiches and delicious cakes. Lilac Terrace is the best cottage we have stayed in!

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2021

  • "What a gem of a cottage."

    A very comfortable and clean cottage. Well stocked. Very comfortable bed! Lovely village and good access for walks on the moors and coast.

    Reviewed by Diana5.0Jun 2021

  • "The holiday cottage is a real gem in a very tranquil village."

    Spotlessly clean with everything you need for a perfect stay

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Jun 2021

  • "Our weeks holiday at Lilac Terrace was a dream."

    The cottage has all you need - comfy beds, well equipped kitchen, a stunning view and parking right outside. Nessa, the owner was lovely, and the welcome pack was very much appreciated after a long journey. We also visited the village pub many times for food - beautiful beer garden and only a two minute walk from cottage. Weather was amazing during our stay so we made the most of the beautiful area. We can’t wait to return one day!

    Reviewed by Natalie4.4May 2021

  • "A lovely well appointed cottage with a most helpful and considerate owner."

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0May 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely we really enjoyed our week away."

    The area is great for walking and places to visit. We were so lucky with the weather not a drip in sight. Everyone was friendly and we’d happily return.

    Reviewed by Caroline Ann4.7Apr 2021

  • "Lovely Sweet cottage, well equipped and clean."

    Comfort beds.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Oct 2020

  • "Lovely, well-equipped cottage in a beautiful area of Yorkshire."

    We had one minor issue, through no fault of the owners, which was dealt with immediately. Very impressed.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, immaculately clean and thoughtfully providing everything needed for a very comfortable stay."

    A brilliant base for exploring the moors and coastline alike. Would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2020

  • "A Wonderful Cottage."

    Pristine clean.. really comfortable beds ..and a perfect location..couldnt fault it.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Sep 2020

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x single
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Free roadside parking
  • Enclosed front garden and rear garden
  • Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed
  • Shop 1.5 miles, pub within 0.1 miles Note - Owner can only accept bookings for 3 nights in November, December from Friday - Monday

The property

Danby 0.7 miles.

Nestled amidst the beauty of the North York Moors National Park is this traditional stone-built terraced house, 7 Lilac Terrace in the small hamlet of Ainthorpe near Danby.

This quaint cottage has been designed to offer a base for a small family to explore the wonders of the National Park or venture further afield to the coastline, where you can spend days discovering delights such as Whitby.

After a long walk upon the countryside setting, be welcomed into the sitting room, which exudes a welcoming aura, with the exposed beams framing the plush furnishings and woodburning stove.

Light up the fire and settle down for the evening upon the contemporary sofa, with a Smart TV for entertainment.

Move to the rear of the property to find a well-equipped kitchen, where a range of quality appliances are awaiting the chef of the group to rustle up some tasty meals, including a dishwasher and a washing machine to offer a helping hand for the duration of your stay.

The kitchen also comes with a quirky breakfast bar, a great spot to chat whilst preparing food or an alternative spot for tucking into breakfast.

Enjoy more formal moments upon the dining table within the sitting room, perfect for toasting to a wonderful holiday to Yorkshire or pulling open the map and planning the following day’s adventure.

Look forward to retiring for the evening within one of the two bedrooms, with the master bedroom boasting a king-size double bed and an en-suite shower, whilst the snug single comes with exposed beams and use of the spacious family bathroom.

If you can tear yourself away from this quaint bolthole, the Fox & Hounds Inn, a traditional pub with superb views and a wonderful dining menu to sample is just a stone's throw away.

Alternatively, venture to the nearby village of Castleton, where you will find a range of amenities including two pubs, both serving great food, a village shop, a convenience store, a Post Office, tearooms and a small art gallery.

Within the village, you will find a train station, providing easy access to the historical town of Whitby, promising a memorable day out for all.

The town is steeped in history, awaiting for you to discover by visiting Captain Cook Memorial Museum or climb the famous 199 steps to the ruins of Whitby Abbey and soaking up the views.

Afterwards, meander the winding streets, home to a plethora of boutique shops, Yorkshire pubs and inns, tearooms and sandwich bars, as well as a sandy beach for glorious days lazing on the sands.

Keen walkers will be delighted by the magnitude of paths upon the National Park, including the Esk Valley Walk, which begins at Castletown and highlights include views from Danby Beacon and catching a glimpse of the leaping salmon on the river.

Alternatively, head to the coast and spend time at the coastal resorts of Staithes, Robin Hood's Bay and Sandsend, or travel further afield for a day out in the city of York.

7 Lilac Terrace is the perfect base for that relaxing break to Yorkshire that you have been seeking.

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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.