- Off road parking
- Ground floor bedroom
- Open fire
- Garden / Patio
- Pub/shop < 1 mile
Reviews & Ratings
85 Customer Reviews
"Have stayed here many times and it is always wonderful."
Everything you need for a comfortable and relaxing break. Lovely peaceful location, furnishings and decor are perfect. Bed is super comfortable, shower is great. Kitchen well equipped. Love sitting in the window seat watching the birds in the garden. Easy to catch a train from the bottom of the garden to Whitby for a day out. Will return very soon!
"Second visit to Bee Garth I have loved my stays there."
Close to pub great walks and very peaceful
"Bee Garth is a lovely place to stay."
The interior is delightful, open plan and with a window seat that looks out over garden trees and up to moorland. We didn't think that the photographs on the Sykes website did justice to the very well equipped and comfortable and thoughtful interior.
"After holidaying 25 years in this beautiful area visiting many different ..."
After holidaying 25 years in this beautiful area visiting many different locations around Whitby Bee Garth definitely was a very special cottage beautiful setting so peaceful every thought for a comfortable stay to explore the moors Saltburn Staithes Whitby Robin Hood’s Bay Heartbeat Country all my favourite places thank you again
"It was a privilege to be able to spend a week at this cottage."
The owners fixed the weather for us at the upper 20 degrees for the whole week so we enjoyed wall to wall sunshine whilst exploring the beautiful garden, feeding the ducks , who waddled in each day to the garden as well as viewing the glorious sunrise and sunset as the hills around us awoke and said goodnight … it was wonderful Thank you for the chance to visit North Yorkshire and our roots here meeting up with so many friends and family who joined us to walk some of the many wonderful paths from the cottage. I appreciated having no O2 mobile phone signal so that my peace and rest could not be disturbed as nobody could reach me !, a modern day wonder to be celebrated by me for just a week. We look forward to seeing you again soon
"Simply put, Bee Garth Cottage and the garden is a piece of Haven!"
You cannot ask for more. Fantastic place.
"Another lovely stay at Bee Garth."
Cosy, comfortable, well equipped for a relaxing break. Lovely setting in a pretty garden full of birds. Right by the tiny local train station, handy for Whitby and the moorland. Village close by, pubs and a shop. Gorgeous scenery and walking. Bee Garth will not disappoint! Perfect place!
"Wonderful property to stay at, perfectly positioned for exploring the area."
There was everything we needed, and we had a wonderful week. Would happily recommend.
"We really enjoyed our stay at this cottage everything was perfect."
We are keen walkers and we’re not disappointed with the location.Thanks for a lovely holiday.
"Bee Garth was idyllic."
A haven for wildlife, the joy of watching birds, and hedgehogs in the garden. The cottage was comfortable, warm and the décor was lovely. The little details that we found through the week were delightful. The welcoming gifts were really appreciated as were the provisions in the cottage. The fact that there is no wi-fi was not a surprise as it is made known and we did not miss it in the least, The garden was relaxing and provided the perfect stargazing spot whilst also listening to owls There are facilities such as the pub nearby. The owners were welcoming and available without being obtrusive. They offered advice of events nearby. The moors are nearby for walking and you have Scarborough, with it's theatre SJT, Whitby with it's Abbey and Hutton le Hole all accessible. We hope to return soon
"We have just enjoyed another lovely relaxing week at Bee Garth."
The cottage is perfect, lovely views, comfortable, spotless, homely, well equipped and well presented. A few minutes walk to train, and couple local pubs. Good base for local area. Owners are a lovely couple, very friendly and helpful, without being intrusive. We would definitely recommend, and will return!
"Bee Garth is fabulous, very clean, beautifully designed inside and out, great attention to detail and in a peaceful and tranquil location in the Esk Valley."
Very friendly and helpful host, would definitely recommend to others.
"A lovely,cosy,warm cottage, well equipped."
An excellent base for the North York Moors and the coast. We really enjoyed our stay. The only drawback was lack of wi fi . We needed the internet and had to go up on the moors to get a connection! Otherwise a lovely holiday.
"Lovely comfortable cosy stay in the perfect Bee Garth!"
Home from home, just lovely. Thanks as always.
"Wow great place to stay lovely owner great pub would like to go back."
But Friday to Friday is difficult.
"Another lovely relaxing comfortable stay at Bee Garth."
Really can’t recommend it highly enough. Beautiful setting, well equipped cottage, cosy and inviting. Smashing owners who are so helpful.
"If anything the photos didn’t do the cottage justice, we were delighted with how lovely and cute and comfortable it was when we arrived."
Location was excellent for lovely walks and views. Perfect.
"Lovely property, beautifully decorated and really peaceful and picturesque."
So comfortable and cosy after long days out too. Will be back! Apologies for not emptying the fridge, breakdown in communication between me and husband!
"Yet again another lovely comfortable relaxing break in Bee Garth, a very special place"
"Cottage was warm and welcoming and the owners had left some kind treats!"
They have obviously taken great pains to decorate and maintain this gem of a holiday home to a very high standard. We were amazed at how warm this little ‘sun trap’ was in October - we enjoyed making a fire but the central heating was more than adequate. We found everything we needed for cooking - and a fabulous array of leaflets and a couple of local history books. From the cottage it was only 100m to the Esk Valley Way so we had two days of walking without having to drive at all. We didn’t try the train but as long as you check the times (4 times a day), this would be very handy. We. Did make it to Whitby and the famous fish and chips but also enjoyed local tea shops and pubs. A great holiday break!
"Always a lovely stay at Bee Garth."
Cosy and comfortable and perfect location.
"Had a lovely week at Bee Garth, it was bigger than we though and cleanliness top marks."
The bed was very comfortable had good nights sleep. Everything was there for what we neded and more. The shower was esay to use and hot. Had plenty of walks only used the car twice. Weather was good that week. Thanks for the welcome pack. One of the best cottage and area we have being too. !00%
"We had a fantastic week at Bee Garth."
An excellently presented, comfortable and very well thought out property that was also immaculately clean. The cottage was small which was absolutely expected as it only accommodates two but the way it has been designed and laid out made it feel spacious and not at all tight on space. It is situated quite close to a relatively busy road which did generate a highish degree of noise but that certainly didn't distract from our visit and I would love a return trip.
"Fab cottage great location, only downside no phone reception or Wi-Fi."
"Very clean and comfortable accommodation."
Will definitely recommend to family and friends.
"Fantastic stay and the cottage was in a peaceful and beautiful surrounding."
Cannot fault the property as it was very clean and a little gem. The little touches that we had on arrival was lovely. Would highly recommend and also central to all the tourist locations - Whitby, York, Scarborough, Robin Hood Bay etc.
"Bee Garth cottage is lovely, with everything catered for, it was immaculate, clean, and in a beautiful peaceful setting."
The owners are friendly, and we are looking forward to re booking.
"This is definitely a five star property."
It was very clean comfortable and characterful. It was equipped with everything you would need.Lovely patio overlooking the garden. The Castleton Moor station is at the bottom of the garden. The line is Middlesboro to Whitby very convenient. Would definitely recommend this property.
"Spotlessly clean holiday cabin , everything thing was provided that we could of wanted, peaceful and relaxing could not want anything thing more from a holiday let ."
"The property was excellent."
My only criticism is the provision of a winter weight duvet in May! I would have no reservations regarding recommending the property. My concern would be that I would be unable to recommend Sykes, given the difficulties we had in obtaining a refund for a previous booking that was not possible because of the Covid outbreak.
"Another lovely relaxing stay at Bee Garth."
Perfect spot in a lovely garden with birdsong all day. Great walking in the area. Cottage is pretty, cosy and comfortable with everything you need. Bed super comfy, fab shower and lovely details everywhere. Highly recommend.
"Bee Garth is a beautiful, very well-equipped cottage in a great location."
Really enjoyed sitting out on the terrace, overlooking the beautiful garden of the owners of Orchard House, watching the many birds (including the woodpecker) feeding at the bird feeders. The cleanliness of the cottage was immaculate. The bed was unbelievably comfortable and we slept so well. The gifts of chocolates, brownies and biscuits left for us were a lovely surprise. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there.
"Excellent cottage in a beautiful setting couldn’t have asked for more and the owner was very pleasant and helpful."
"Another wonderful stay here."
Super comfortable, everything you need. Love the garden full of birds. Booked to come back again already.
"Lovely little place."
Clean, well equipped and great value for money.
"Second stay here and had a lovely relaxing break once again."
Very well equipped, everything provided for an easy weeks stay. The cottage is so pretty, comfortable and cosy, best nights sleep ever as so peaceful and quiet and the bed is like a cloud. Garden full of birds is so lovely to wake up to, saw woodpeckers at the feeder and heard owls at nighttime. Station at the bottom of the garden, highly recommend using this line, so many places to see along it, day out in Whitby was good fun. Already looking at dates to book again, absolutely love it here.
"This was our 2nd stay in Bee Garth and we had another great week."
Spotlessly clean and such a comfortable, homely base from which to explore the North York Moors. We certainly plan to return.
"A comfy cottage with lovely views."
Handy having station at the end of the garden but trains are not often. Nice walking area and nice bays in short driving distance. The week was lovely weather and it was nice to sit out on the patio.
"No WiFi and no mobile reception at cottage"
"Comfortable and well-equipped, the cottage had everything we needed (apart from a hair drier)."
We collected leaflets about local attractions and walks from the North York Moors Visitor Centre in Danby, as due to current restrictions there were none at the cottage. Good weather meant we ate on the stone veranda overlooking the owners' garden and watched the birds on the feeders every morning and evening. We would recommend the walks from the Danby Visitor Centre, clifftop circular walks from Runswick Bay and Robin Hood's Bay ( Maw Wyke walk), and the Rail Trail from Goathland to Grosmont (take the heritage line in the other direction).
"Bee Garth is a very comfortable and well equipped cottage."
The view from the terrace is superb and during our stay we made use of the chairs and table outside for some of our meals and just for sitting and relaxing. It was lovely to have this peaceful haven to come back to! The owner Allan is very helpful but not at all intrusive and we would definitely recommend this cottage and hope to return very soon!
"The bed was great as was the shower the rest of the home was well appointed with good fixtures and kept clean"
"Good location for touring."
Recommend the park & ride at Whitby, very easy to use.
"Bee Garth was an amazing little cottage."
Everything we needed for the week, plus a few extra lovely treats. Great location with the train and pub very close by.
The area is delightful, very quiet and peaceful. Birdsong everywhere. Great walks in valleys and over moors. Short drive to the coast and a day at the seaside. Cottage was perfect, beautifully decorated, traditional details and modern touches. Light and airy. Garden full of birds. Very pretty setting with local trains from the station at the bottom of the garden. Best quality sleep in years, bed was so comfortable. Log fire for the chilly evenings and central heating was set just right. Gorgeous walk in shower which was fabulous. Lovely window seat for relaxing watching the birds in the garden. We had a fantastic break and can’t wait to go back!
"A fantastic place to stay, very clean and well equipped."
"Bee Garth met all my expectations as this is my third visit here."
It is a warm and comfortable place to stay and has everything you need, highly recommended and in a beautiful area.
"We really enjoyed our week & felt very comfortable and at home in Bee Garth."
Every thing we needed was there and what a beautiful spot to spend time in. Loved the outlook from cottage. We even got to light the log burner as the autumn chill set in!
"Everything in the cottage is finished to a very high standard, and we loved the wonderful picture window with window seats and a view onto the lush garden, birds feeding and the hills beyond."
A very comfortable, happy week, with fantastic walks, old abbeys, purple heather and trods.
"We loved our stay in this luxury lodge, everything worked well and was spotless."
The south facing terrace was excellent for reading a book, having a drink or just sunbathing. On the downside there was no mobile signal or wi-fi (a plus for some) and the lane is off a very steep hill which put us off going for a walk without having to use the car. Also the pub was closed for refurbishment.
"Bee Garth is a very well appointed cottage with great facilities, in a lovely location with great views from the private patio."
All you could need for a relaxing stay, provided by the lovely owners. Local amenities, The Downe Arms & Chapel tea room serve great value quality meals & ales with welcoming staff.
"The location was really good."
The cottage itself was excellent, with exceptional detail. The quality of this accommodation was outstanding. Everything was incĺuded. Would certainly recommend to anyone.
"We had the most fabulous Christmas week at Bee Garth."
The accommodation was warm, extremely comfortable, immaculately clean and provided everything we needed. The attention to detail and decoration truly made our holiday very special and therefore very difficult to leave. The surrounding area is very interesting. If you are considering booking Bee Garth please don't hesitate.
"We love the North Yorks area and have been many times over many years."
Sykes Cottages have always provided excellent service and the accomodation always great. We will continue to use Sykes Cottages in the future. Bee Garth in Castleton was tastefully decorated, well equipped, comfortable and cosy.
"We loved the cottage and the village of Castleton."
Alan the owner was brilliant, very friendly and informative. The railway station at the bottom of the garden was a real bonus. We went on the train to Whitby and had fish and chips in the famous Magpie cafe.
"A very comfortable stay in a lovely cottage beautifully decorated and equipped."
Bee Garth is in a perfect location on the wonderful Yorkshire Moors.
"Bee Garth was everything we expected from Sykes."
Bee Garth was very comfortable with everything we needed plus The train station at the bottom of the garden made it easy to get to Whitby.The shortbread and chocolates were a nice touch.The bed was very comfortable as was the sofa and chair.It was very peaceful perfect place to unwind and just relax.You knew that Karen and Alan were there but they didnt intrude.We walked up the hill to the Downe Arms well worth it lovely food and friendly people.We were lucky with the weather as only had two days of rain but the rest of the week was lovely.Surprise in the wardrobe nice one though as you will find out if you stay here! Drive over the moors to Helmsley one of the nicest villages in Yorkshire can recommend the Italian restuarant.Gepettos.
"Our first visit to the moors, what a wonderful area."
We had great walking in spite of the heat. The cottage was exceedingly comfortable and an idea place to return to after a long day. The cottage was ideally placed for access to a number of attractions. The trains going from the foot of the garden is ideal. We will visit again.
"This is one of the best places we have stayed."
2 days we did nothing more than relax on the very comfortable sofa and watch Wimbledon. That’s strange for us - but we just didn’t feel the need to leave. It is very near the train station (at the bottom of the garden in fact) which is ideal for trips to Whitby - although very infrequent (3 or 4 per day) and you don’t hear them from the cottage. The only downside was that it was too warm to light the log burner - but we will definitely return in colder weather to try it out.
"The cottage was as described and expected."
"We have stayed at Bee Garth before and I am pleased to say it is still a great place to stay."
"Bee Garth was a lovely cottage but like most self catering I have ever stayed in (and there have been many) the settee and chair were most uncomfortable and as we are mainly out in the day time evenings are sat around."
I always get the impression that people with holiday homes think they can put their old furniture ion holiday home and buy themselves new. I do give Bee Garth 10stars for good bed.
"What a lovely place to stay x we had a lovely time"
"The cottage was perfect, located in the small pretty village of Castleton."
The location was extremely peaceful and the cottage was really well equipped, warm and comfortable. I rarely return to the same place twice but I would not hesitate to return to Bee Garth for two reasons 1) how lovely the cottage itself is and 2) the range of walking available at your door step and further afield.
"This was such a lovely place to relax and unwind."
Every detail thought about and very comfortable. Very peaceful and in a lovely village. We will certainly be back here. Thanks.
"Incredible value for money!"
One of finest properties we have stayed in, over many years. Extremely comfortable, very clean and well equipped. Alan and Karen were the perfect 'there but not there' hosts. Although not giving full access for the disabled, as someone who is not completely mobile (two artificial knees and one hip) I had no trouble negotiating the steps. The steep drop is the front edge of a eight foot wide terrace and really presents no hazard.
"Lovely setting in the Esk Valley."
Roads over the moors not great in bad weather but worth it for the villages around and all the friendly, warm pubs! The cottage has everything you need and more. A small criticism, instruction booklets for the microwave, double oven and central heating would be useful as we are not used to the differences in some of these items. Instructions for the wood burner were excellent and we got it going every time!
"Bees Garth is a cosy comfortable and homely cottage ."
Relaxing in front of the wood burning stove on winter evenings is the icing on the cake.
Friendly owner. Beautiful area.
"Bee Garth is a a definite labour of love by the owners,Alan and Karen."
Spotlessly clean, the views onto the moors and the location is priceless.everything is covered in the bungalow/cottage. 10 out of 10 from me and my Wife.
"We spent a wonderful week in Bee Garth, the cottage is lovely and has amazing views."
Having the train at the bottom of the garden is an added bonus.
"The reviews here will tell you how good this place is, so take that as read."
This is not a glorified shack at the bottom of a garden. This is a labour or love by Alan and Karen. It is situated very close to where you can park your car just of the main road to Castleton. the outside seats look out down the garden to the hills beyond. Your own outside space is limited but for a base to explore the area it is spot on. You have access down the garden through the gate and straight to the pub and railway station. Castleton is easily walkable. Inside Bea Garth there are personal touches and well equipped although a hairdryer and decent breadknife would have helped (we were lent a hair dryer). The bed was vey comfortable, very comfortable. The oven nice and clean, the shower immaculate, the settee comfortable all gripes from other holiday lets from the past. The attention to detail is fabulous and Karen and Alan are to be congratulated. There is no WIFI, (as of yet) but there is a mobile signal. The visitor book will tell you great places to see and things to do. So go for it. My only complaint..... no free beer
"Lovely cottage, tastefully decorated and perfectly positioned for a great walking holiday."
On a separate note, It is not necessary for Sykes to tell me that "Jim" has just booked a holiday in Cornwall or that 3 people are looking at a cottage. These pop-ups are very annoying whilst looking at cottages on the website. Also I do not need an email prompting me to book, every time I look at a cottage online - especially after I have already booked it for a holiday and I am just checking on it's details.
"This property is a very comfortable, clean, and well situated place to explore the north of Yorkshire,and only minutes away from the station that goes to Whitby or Middlesbourgh."
The nearest pub is also 5 minutes away that serves meals and good beer, and the moors begin very shortly after leaving the building, so overall very good, the only downside is no wi-fi, and no phone signal only EE.
"Fantastic place to stay - central for loads of sightseeing and visiting."
Alan and Karen have definitely got the touch for making the cottage perfect, beautifully decorated and it was lovely to sit in the garden with a cuppa (or a glass or two) and watch the birds and just enjoy the peace and quiet. Train station at the bottom of the garden perfect for getting into Whitby in about 30 minutes, saves parking which, by all accounts, is pretty dire in Whitby. We booked the steam train to Whitby too which we did a few days later, picking up the train at Pickering (which is very pretty and has a market on a Monday). The steam train took 2 hours to get to Whitby but with the ticket we had we could hop-on and hop-off at different stations along the way. Also at the bottom of the garden and probably a 2-3 minute walk is the local public house, The Eskdale Inn, great food, great staff and a lovely place to just have a drink after a long day sightseeing.
"No, my second time here so knew what to expect."
. Bee Garth is a fabulous place to stay, there is nothing else required from it, the owners have done a fantastic job with this accommodation.
"An absolutely brilliant time was had here."
Can't recommend the place enough. Bee Garth is a fantastic place to stay in a lovely village. Get yourself there!
"Lovely place to stay."
The attention to detail made this extra special, everything provided was of quality and looked like new. It was clean and well equipped, with little extras like the sweets and shortbreads on arrival. Great to sit on the terrace with a coffee and watch the birds in the garden and an occasional visit from a friendly cat. Good location for walks on the moors and visit to the coast. This was an excellent place to relax and unwind and wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to anyone looking for a homely stay.
"This cottage is a gem, it was warm and cosy, well decorated with some lovely features."
It is in a beautiful setting, overlooking Castleton, near to a very friendly local pub and the station. The cottage was well equipped, very clean and we will definitely return. The location was perfect, easy to get into Whitby and the coast, and the drive over the moors was fantastic, specially with a fine layer of snow on the tops. We really enjoyed our break.
"Excellent cottage, peaceful fortnight, friendly and helpful property owners, location superb."
What more do you want?
"No problems at all."
"This Cottage coupled with the effort of Allan and Karen ensured a terrific experience in a wonderfully senic area with numerous walks."
"Very quiet and peaceful location great if you enjoy walking."
Cottage excellent, spotlessly clean, well equipped and very comfortable. We throughly enjoyed our week.
"Bee Garth is an absolutely superb cottage with all the amenities required and some added touches to make your stay there very welcoming."
The outlook over the owners garden is splendid, a lovely place to sit and relax with a nice cup of tea. Situated in a beautiful part of the country with lots of places to visit this cottage is one of the best I have stayed in and would recommend it highly.
"The holiday in general was excellent."
the accommodation was first class , New , clean, comfortable, perfect location, everything was to a very high standard. we would say that it was the very best we have stayed in over many years, and would highly recommend it to any couple looking for a quite comfortable holiday in beautiful surroundings ,in an idyllic area with plenty to do and places to go. good pubs restaurants and eating places all over the area.
- All ground floor
- One king-size double bedroom
- Shower room with shower, basin and WC
- Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
- Biomass central heating with woodburning stove
- Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, 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
- Patio with furniture
- Sorry, no pets and no smoking
- Shop 10 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk
- Note: Access to the property is via a flight of steps, may not be suitable for those with limited mobility
- Note: There is an unfenced drop from the patio, care to be taken.
This delightful detached cottage is situated in the owners grounds in a peaceful location on the edge of Castleton village, nestling in the heart of the North York Moors National Park.
Beautifully furnished throughout, this property offers an ideal romantic retreat for couples looking to explore the surrounding countryside by walking, cycling or touring, with easy access to the Heritage Coast.
The property is accessed via a flight of steps and on entering into the spacious open plan living area you will immediately notice the stunning views over the valley where there is even a handy window seat to sit with a morning coffee as you look out over the views.
The property has wonderful tongue and groove wooden cladding throughout, adding to its cosy, character feel.
The kitchen has everything you need to prepare a delicious meal which you can enjoy together around the dining table.
Afterwards snuggle up with your loved one in front of the warming woodburning stove and chat over your plans for the following day.
There is a comfortable well-appointed king-size double bedroom and a modern shower room.
On sunny evenings step out onto the patio and relax with a refreshing drink as you soak up the superb countryside views.
Castleton village is a few minutes walk away with its traditional inns, shops and a quaint tea room.
Pull on your hiking boots and explore the myriad of public footpaths, quiet lanes and cycle routes whilst taking in the breathtaking scenery.
For train enthusiasts a trip on the North York Moors Steam Railway at Grosmont is not to be missed, as it winds its way through the heather clad moors to Pickering.
A little further afield is the wonderful Heritage Coast with its seaside towns and villages, as well as some lovely beaches.
Spend a day in Saltburn with its renowned cliff lift, long pier and beach, or visit Whitby where you can climb the 199 steps to its famous Abbey, take a boat trip or relax with an ice-cream.
At the end of a busy day, return to this excellent cottage to relax and unwind.
About the location
Guisborough 9 miles; Pickering 19 miles; Whitby 18 miles.
The picturesque village of Castleton nestles in the beautiful Esk Valley, in the heart of the North York Moors National Park. Surrounded by stunning scenery, this bustling village offers superb amenities including two pubs, both serving great food, a village shop, a convenience store, a Post Office, tea rooms and a small art gallery. There is a railway station serving the Esk Valley and Whitby, which also links with the steam line to the attractive market town of Pickering. The Camphill Village Trust community of Botton is nearby, with its craft workshops and shops selling home produced food, craft items and books. The historic city of York is just over an hour away, and the coastal towns and villages of Whitby, Staithes, Robin Hood's Bay and Sandsend with its lovely beach, are within easy driving distance, and well worth a visit.
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