4.7★ Excellent Sykes rating Sleeps 4 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms 1 Pets No Show on map Features Off road parking Garden / Patio Pub/shop < 1 mile Washing machine Dishwasher Broadband / WiFi Reviews & Ratings Accuracy of the listing Cleanliness Comfort Facilities 19 Customer Reviews "Cosy cottage." Enjoyed our dtay Thank you for your feedback. I'm so played you enjoyed your holiday and found the cottage cosy. Property Owner Reviewed by PamelaMay 2022 "A great location and a lovely, well looked after cottage with a very pretty garden." The welcome hamper was lovely and the owner could not be more helpful. Thank you for your thoughtful feedback. I hope to welcome you both back for your third visit in the future. Property Owner Reviewed by HayleyApr 2022 "Beautiful cottage with everything you need in a lovely village, close to lots of places to visit" Reviewed by AlisonSep 2021 "Farndale Cottage was delightful in itself, in its location and was very well appointed." The only points I would raise are that it should perhaps be made more prominent in the listing that there is no shower at the property. Also it should be made clearer that anyone with mobility issues will struggle getting in and out of the rear entrance. However, all of that aside personally I wouldn’t hesitate to visit Farndale Cottage again. Reviewed by JenniferJul 2021 "A lovely cottage, which was very clean with a pretty garden to enjoy after a day out." Reviewed by HayleyJul 2021 "There were two issues that the owners should address." Make sure that the oven has been cleaned prior to knew let. 15.5 togg duvets are far to heavy for the summer months a lighter togg would be more comfortable. Reviewed by AlexJul 2021 "This was a brilliant and spotless cottage." Perfectly placed to be able to explore the surrounding area including Whitby, Scarborough and York. Thornton le dale was a great small village and recommended the local pub the New Inn for excellent food. Hope to come back soon and would certainly recommend to anyone wanting to visit this area. Reviewed by IndiaMay 2021 "We had a great holiday in this lovely cottage." Well presented with everything we needed to make our holiday a great experience. Village is nice and the people are really friendly and helpful. Lots to do around the area and I found the parking space was fine and valuable for coming and going. We hope to return as the cottage is a credit to its owner. Reviewed by GeoffMay 2021 "Farndale Cottage is everything we could ask for, it was home from home." Welcome pack is a great extra, as you have what you need till you get bearings, inside the cottage it is well furnished and decorated, very comfortable. Great base for touring around North Yorkshire and then back to sit in lovely garden in the sun. Thornton Le Dale is very picturesque, thatched cottages by river 2 nice pubs with good food and beers and Mathewsons Auctions . we had a great time in a lovely cottage in s superb location. Many thanks Lucy. we will stay again, Kind regards Pete and Carol. Sept20 Reviewed by PeterSep 2020 "Wonderful cottage in a lovely village well placed for exploring the moors and coast." Enjoyed the local tea shop and ice cream parlour! Beautiful decor throughout, attention to detail and a generous welcome basket were appreciated. The cottage was warm and cosy and a lovely base for our stay. We were made aware of low shower head pressure and how a fix will come in soon, but this was the only small niggle, the bath was beautiful though and a nice spacious bathroom. Great there is a parking space at the back, it’s small but we have a 4x4 and managed to reverse in fine. The cute garden space had some very nice features too. We will definitely stay again and would recommend +++ Thanks :) Reviewed by LindseyAug 2020 "The cottage was so lovely; tidy, clean, stylish, full of everything you need." We had a lovely time! Reviewed by CatherineJul 2020 "The cottage was stunning and in a great location just a short walk to the village centre." The cottage itself was immaculate as was the fantastic garden. The gift basket was a lovely touch and the owner Lucy was really helpful when I had some questions around what was open locally. Our holiday was so great we have rebooked for late September. A little shout out for the village too. Really pretty and everyone were really kind and happy to have the tourists back. Reviewed by StephenJul 2020 "We found the property clean and tidy The property had some very pleasant features well thought out The welcoming pack was very useful The only drawback for me being in my seventies and reasonably active access to the keysafe and property from the rear was problematical because of the very steep steps at the rear." This however will not stop me using Sykes in the future or visiting the Pickering area. Reviewed by JohnMar 2020 "Lovely cottage in a lovely little village." The house was very easy to keep warm, the beds very comfy & everything needed was provided. It's within walking distance of two pubs (very important) & there's a Lidl in Pickering just five minutes up the road. Also, there are plenty of country walks straight out of the door. Would highly recommend this cottage. Reviewed by DavidDec 2019 "The cottage was lovely and clean with a generous welcome pack when we arrived." I was disappointed the main road outside wasn't mentioned as the noise of the traffic was rather loud inside the cottage. Overall a lovely place to stay. Reviewed by JamesSep 2019 "Farndale Cottage is presented and equipped very well." We appreciated the welcome pack very much! The cottage front is on the main road, resulting in some traffic noise, but the pretty garden at the back is secluded and made a good place to sit out after a busy day exploring. Thornton-le-Dale had everything we needed re supplies and eating out. It was extremely central to all the places we wanted to visit. All in all a much enjoyed holiday. Thank you.! Reviewed by JeanSep 2019 "Absolutely outstanding cottage." Very spacious in an ideal location. Easy to find and surrounded by all amenities need ie pub, shops, restaurants etc. The locals we're friendly and it is set in a beautifully area. We were welcomed with a nice welcome gift basket and card upon arrival. We can't recommend enough,10 out of 10. Reviewed by VictoriaJul 2019 "We had a truly enjoyable week in this stunning cottage." Just need to be careful with the back steps and also parking. We found spaces out front further down as we scraped our car. With cars across from the small drive there is barely any room to manoeuvre. Other than that the cottage is fantastic and the village was stunning. We hope to return at some point and hope everyone treats this cottage with respect as there has been hard work put into it. Reviewed by GillianJul 2019 "The presentation of Farndale Cottage on our arrival was excellent, the Owner has really excelled in all her thoughtful care and preparations to make our holiday as pleasant, comfortable and relaxing as possible." Farndale Cottage is ideally located in the lovely village of Thornton le Dale which is perfectly positioned for exploring North Yorkshire National Park and the coastal seaside resorts. Off street parking is available at the rear of the property, although it is essential to reverse in from one direction only (approach from Church end of Church Lane, not with front of car pointing in direction of Church) There is some road noise from the busy road at the front of the property, but after two nights it doesn't appear to be as intrusive as on the first night (and when we got back home it seemed strangely quiet !) We enjoyed a lovely holiday and a significant contributor to this pleasant week was Farndale Cottage and the Owners effort to achieve this high standard of presentation. Thank you for the 'Welcome Pack', Farndale Cottage is a credit to you. We would definitely seek to book again if/when we return to this part of the country again for a future holiday. Reviewed by MichaelJun 2019 Show more Summary Two bedrooms; 2 x double Bathroom with bath, basin and WC Kitchen Dining room Sitting room with electric fire. Electric central heating and an electric fire Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, Smart TV and WiFi Bed linen and towels inc. in rent Fuel and power inc. in rent Off-road parking for 1 car and bike storage Please note: young children must be supervised in the garden at all times Garden with sitting area and steps up to gravelled area Sorry, no pets or smoking allowed Pub and shop within 0.4 mile. The property A charming, mid-terrace cottage set on the edge of the majestic North York Moors and within close reach of the wonderful Dalby Forest. Farndale Cottage is a heart-warming retreat, offering a superb opportunity for friends and families to get together to explore the area steeped with attractions and activities to keep you busy during a week-long getaway. After an action packed day, be welcomed into the contemporary interior which has been designed with sympathetic touches to reflect the tradition of this cottage. Fulfilling your culinary needs is a well-equipped kitchen where you will be able to prepare a home-cooked meal before gathering your loved ones within the dining room. After your meal, look forward to sinking into the sofas within the sitting room, where you can unwind in front of the TV whilst the flame effect fills the room with warmth during those chilly winter evenings. As the evening draws to a close, venture up the staircase to find two stylish bedrooms, comprising of a king-size bedroom and a double bedroom. To the outside you will find a rear garden area, where you can choose to enjoy a spot of alfresco dining or soak up the sun before heading out for the day. If you can tear yourself away from this delightful spot, a short stroll will bring you to a selection of pubs, a bistro and a chocolate factory, in addition to a shop for picking up any essentials. For those feeling adventurous, you will discover walking routes upon the wonderful North York Moors National Park or the North Riding Forest Park where you will find Go Ape and excellent biking trails. During the summer months, head to the coast to Scarborough where you can spend an afternoon at the beach or further afield is Whitby which plays host to the ruined Abbey which was Bram Stoker’s inspiration for “Dracula” as well as The Captain Cook Memorial museum. Farndale Cottage is a refreshing getaway for you and your loved ones. New for December 2019 the owner has had noise reducing double glazing fitted in both bedrooms to aid a peaceful nights sleep. View on map About the location THORNTON-LE-DALE Pickering 3 miles; Scarborough 16 miles; York 25 miles. The beautiful village of Thornton-le-Dale lies just two miles to the east of Pickering within The North York Moors National Park and the Dalby Forest. This is an idyllic location at the head of a beautiful valley and is a walkers, bikers and nature lovers paradise. Scarborough and Whitby are 13 and 20 miles away and offer all the amenities and facilities of two of the country's best coastal resorts. York and Castle Howard are about an hours drive away and offer all the history and culture that any holiday would need. The neighbouring market towns of Pickering, Malton, Kirbymoorside and Helmsley are great destinations and are the hubs for many summer festivals and shows. The National Park and Coastline offer many opportunities for a great day out. The North York Moors National Park is on the doorstep with miles of open moor to wander through.