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Springfield Cottage

(Ref. 961335)

Castleton, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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  • clean (11)
  • lovely (10)
  • cottage (10)
  • welcome (9)
  • stay (8)
  • well (8)

18 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely place to stay."

    Clean and homely. Well equipped. Love how the property is modern equipped but has the old feel to it still. Parking is a little bit of a problem especially being next to a school. But if you time your coming and goings then you can work around it. Not so ideal for dogs but we also managed that. The village is nice with its own pubs and a convenient shop. Easy travel to the North Yorkshire coast. Or walking up on the moors. Yes we would stay again. Lovely welcome pack. Many thanks for a lovely stay.

    Thank you for the great and useful feedback. We are pleased you had a lovely stay. It is also pleasing to us that you appreciated our efforts to keep the look and feel of the cottage, in the work we and previous custodians have put into it. Regarding dog friendliness, from experience, we no longer allow dogs to be unsupervised in the patio garden, however there is a public footpath to the countryside straight across the road. We find the school very quiet, even in term time but also enjoy the occasional choir practice from the little ones at the end of term! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jonathon4.7Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic stay enjoyed by all the guests."

    Everything needed was on hand and the only suggestion I could make would be to put a small mirror in each of the attic floor bedrooms. The cottage, village and its location was amazing with easy access to all major attractions. I would totally recommend to family and friends. Thank you

    Many thanks for the great feedback and suggestion, we will certainly do something. Our current 'project' is restoring a full length mirror. We will look for something fitting for the attic rooms. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0Sep 2023

  • "The property was impressively clean and tidy, the welcome pack was a lovely touch."

    There was a comprehensive set of notes on the property facilities and local points of interest.

    Thank You for the great feedback - It is encouraging for all of us. Its a team effort. Property Owner

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2023

  • "During our weeks stay we were unable to sit out on terrace because of strong smell and flies from bins."

    Feel you need to include a warning regarding the steepness and narrowness of the stair treads up to the second floor. Needs hanging space in 2nd double bedroom as being in our late seventies we found it very difficult and dangerous having to climb up to the second floor to get our clothes. We also feel that 13,5 duvets are much too thick for the summer months.

    Thank You for your feedback, we apologise for the issue with the bins which has never occurred before. The bins are monitored and emptied weekly. We understand some waste was placed unbagged in the general waste bin. Feedback is also a great opportunity for us. After much consideration, we think that if we had been aware of the issues at the time, we could have done something to resolve them quickly and effectively. We are taking actions to reduce the risk of a recurrence. We carefully follow the guidance of Sykes cottages and our information pack also contains lots of information on how to ensure an enjoyable stay at Springfield. We would like to take this opportunity to remind future guests they have the support of Sykes, the housekeeping team and the owners before, during and after your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Desmond3.1Jun 2023

  • "This cottage was perfect for our stay walking the Esk Valley way."

    It was warm, clean and very comfortable to come back to each evening. It was the best equipped cottage I have stayed in and had everything you had at home and plenty of it. Everything was in good condition and the beds comfortable. Plenty of hot water and the waterfall shower was wonderful. Would highly recommend this cottage and definetly stay here again

    Thanks for the great feedback, it is what makes it all worthwhile for us, the plan is to steadily improve further. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0May 2023

  • "I went with three friends, we stayed at Springfield cottage in Castleton, North Yorkshire."

    Absolutely loved everything about the cottage, the flagstone floor, the stable door to the patio with a lovely view of the hills, the wood burning fires.. clean and modern bathrooms. A very thoughtful welcome basket of goodies on our arrival was a lovely touch. Just a short walk to the friendly local pub where they welcomed us to their Thursday quiz night.. great fun! Would DEFINITELY recommend 100%. Gina.

    Thanks for the great feedback. We hope you did better in the quiz than us! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Gina5.0May 2023

  • "We can't fault the cottage, the photos didn't do it justice."

    So clean, plenty of kitchen items to use, comfy beds and extremely cosy. Its been beautifully restored and upto a high standard. The owners had thought of every little detail, the information book was really helpful. The welcome wine and ice in the freezer was a lovely touch. We felt right at home and so did our dog.

    Great feedback thank you. We hope to make it even better, but still keep the cottage that little bit quirky by maintaining its mixed heritage over 150yrs+ Property Owner

    Reviewed by Lucy5.0Sep 2022

  • "The property was ideally situated in a beautiful village surrounded by the most awesome views."

    It was in easy reach of the coast and other York moors attractions. The cottage itself was very comfortable and had all the amenities you need. Only 2 points to mention. The dining room table was a little small to accommodate 6 people and the oven needed a good clean. Otherwise it was a beautiful cottage. Warm, cosy and well appointed. I would definitely go back again. Thank you

    Thank you for the lovely feedback, really pleased you enjoyed your stay, you have described exactly why we love Castleton. Sorry to hear you felt the dining table was a little small, it is designed for 6 adults. We are learning quickly about letting and your feedback is useful to us. It has been a very busy season and the cottage has been full throughout. We were surprised at how much the oven has been used and it has finally had another clean. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Sep 2022

  • "Can't fault the home or the location at all, the cottage was very nice to stay in for the week."

    There was lots of space for all 6 of us to comfortably enjoy the space, relax in the evening together after a long walk and to all eat together. The kitchen was well stocked and I appreciated the leaflets and infomation that was waiting for us along with the welcome basket. The bathrooms and all areas were lovely and clean and the house felt cosy. The location of the property also meant you really don't have to drive far to get to beaches, walks and all the areas we wanted to visit which made the holiday much more enjoyable. However, what let it down for us was that we were unaware it was a shared garden and that the neighbour is afraid of dogs. We spoke with the neighbour and had an agreement but meant we didn't use the garden. We would have preferred to have allowed our dog to have enjoyed the space freely with us. Also, we were charged for additional cleaning services after, which I feel could have been included in the cost as standard. Given this house is a bargain for what you get I wouldn't have minded and would have saved hassle and being left a sour taste in the mouth after such a good holiday. I suspect the latter, is more to do with how Sykes opperates so personally wont be using them again but would recommend the property itself.

    Thank you for the feedback, we are glad you like the cottage and the area. The additional cleaning costs, were extraordinary, and this is the first time we have needed to charge, it was an owner decision not Sykes Cottages. A feedback form and contact details are provided so that if we are aware, we can deal promptly with accidental breakages, minor damage etc. In this case the cleaners were left in a difficult situation with limited time to make the cottage ready for the next guests. They took the necessary action. We had follow up actions. Unfortunately there was an impact on the next guests. We allow one well behaved pet and we thank you for controlling your dog following the incident with a guest of our neighbour, who we understand made you aware of the joint access arrangements (it is not a shared garden) that is a feature of many cottages in North Yorkshire. Our neighbours are happy that we allow dogs and have given us some good ideas for how to manage this better going forward. Thank you again for the learning opportunity. We will be making some small changes to make our guests stay even better next season. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Fiona4.4Aug 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in the town."

    Nice and clean and comfy beds.Lovely area to explore .The moors were a beautiful drive and walk Whitby near and robin hood bay well worth a visit.Also york a beautiful city.

    Thank you for the lovely feedback, it is very encouraging for us. We are glad you had a great time. We agree, the moors are very nice, especially at this time. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Jul 2022

  • "Well appointed cottage, lovely views and right in the moors."

    Youngest loved the rooms on the top floor. Great facilities and no issues parking outside the house.

    Thank you for the the great feedback, it is useful to us as you pick up on the things we have done to try and make your stay enjoyable. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Duncan4.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in excellent location as were at a wedding at Danby Castle but also wanting to do some walking."

    We would definitely come and stay again. Thank you

    Thank You for your kind words, we are pleased you would like to visit again, as we try to continually improve. Angela, Chris and the Clean Queens Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Jun 2022

  • "Good property, great location, well organised and pubs, shops and walks all from the doorstep."

    Great feedback thanks, your comments are appreciated, really glad you like Castleton as much as we do. Angela and Chris Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jacqui5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful property."

    Very clean. Lovely welcome box and plenty of information on things to do.

    Thanks for your lovely comments, we still have a lot more things we would like to do Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2022

  • "A very well equipped and comfortable property in a great location."

    We’ll be back!

    Thank you for the great feedback - See you soon! Chris Angela and the Clean Queens :-) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jun 2022

  • "A delightful house in a beautiful location."

    Spacious, clean, warm and cosy. Ideally located for moor and coastal walks, with great pubs, tearoom and deli in the village. Appreciated the welcome tray after our long journey. Also housekeeper and owners very responsive and helpful when we had questions. Would not hesitate to stay again when we get the chance!

    Thank You for the lovely feedback, it's what makes it all worthwhile. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0May 2022

  • "We all thought the cottage was prepared to a very high standard and thank you for the welcome pack."

    We liked the renovation work work it was very tastefully done and in keeping . Great location for the moors and coast . All in all excellent !

    Thank You, your comments are much appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0May 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely place to stay."

    The house was very spacious, warm, clean very homely. Good location for day trips around the area and very quiet and peaceful in fantastic scenery. Good facilities, well equipped kitchen and plenty of bathrooms and the beds very comfortable. The welcome tray with all the goodies on arrival was a lovely touch and very much appreciated. Loved this place wish we could of stayed longer, can’t recommend it enough. A++++++

    We are delighted to hear such amazing feedback. Thank you so much. Angela, Chris and the Clean Queens Property Owner

    Reviewed by Carl5.0Apr 2022

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite basin and WC, 1 x double, 1 x second-floor twin, 1 x second-floor single
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, walk-in shower, hand-held shower, basin and WC
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom/utility with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room with woodburning stove
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with two woodburning stoves
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer
  • TV, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Highchair available
  • On-street parking
  • Rear patio with bike storage and furniture
  • One well-behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 0.1 mile
  • Note: There are low ceilings in the second-floor bedrooms, please take care

The property

Originally a Farm House tucked away in the countryside of the North York Moors is this characterful, semi-detached house, Springfield 42 High Street. Boasting original stonework throughout and resting within the North York Moors National Park and a short distance from the North Yorkshire coastline, Springfield is a delightful setting for your next staycation. After leaving your car, take in your quaint village location, before making your way inside the charming dwelling. The sitting room has been designed with relaxation in mind, with ample seating available for all the family, where you can cosy up in front of the toasty woodburning stove, as you play a board game with your loved ones or watch a movie on the TV. Move through the house to find a pleasant kitchen with cream units, hosting a range of integrated appliances that will please any budding chef, including a dishwasher and an electric cooker and hob. When dinner is ready, savour it in the dining room with a woodburning stove warming the space, providing the perfect spot for many happy, family gatherings. After tucking into dinner, you can find the ground-floor cloakroom, where you can throw boots into the original stone sink and any muddy clothing into the washing machine, before wandering upstairs to find two well-presented doubles, one boasting floral accents and an en-suite cloakroom, and the other enjoying stylish, purple touches. The first floor also hosts a fantastic bathroom, where you can indulge in a soak in the freestanding bath or relish a refreshing rinse in the rainfall shower; there is an additional shower room nearby, for added convenience. Continue to the second floor, where a twin and single await, both showcasing painted stone walls and vaulted ceilings. On sunny days, get together on the patio and enjoy an alfresco meal as you plan the days ahead. Your amenities are just a stone's throw away, with Castleton hosting a well-equipped convenience store, two friendly pubs, and a tearoom, along with a train station, so you can explore the wider area with ease. You also benefit from having various walks and cycle rides available from your doorstep, including many circular local trails around Castleton and Danby, home to the NYM visitor centre.

Castleton also sits centrally on the Esk Valley Walk. Guisborough isn't far and is home to the Guisborough Forest, where you can start your walk through the enchanting woods via the Guisborough Forest & Walkway Visitor Centre, the town is also home to the Guisborough Museum and priory, where you can learn of the local history. Spend the day in Pickering, where the ruins of the once-glorious Pickering Castle, the fascinating Beck Isle Museum and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway await. For a day out by the sea, venture to Whitby, where you can bask in the sun on the Whitby Sea Front, before climbing the famed 199 Steps to the stunning remains of Whitby Abbey; why not try something different, and board a cruise via the River Esk where you can go Whale Watching or embark on a fishing trip? The market town of Helmsley rests on the southern edge of the National Park, and is home to the renowned, 900 year-old Tudor Mansion of Helmsley Castle, beautiful Walled Gardens, and birds of prey centre. There is so much more to experience in this amazing region, with the National Park's ample walking and cycling trails resting just a stone's throw away, a short drive away is the Ryedale folk museum in Hutton le Hole. The seaside villages of Staithes and Sandsend, as well as Runswick Bay are easily reached and perfect for those seeking more coastal fun, as they are home to stunning sands, along with an array of seaside activities. For a relaxing stay with your family, choose Springfield as your base. Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £450.

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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 convenience store, deli & tea rooms. 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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