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Tidkinhow Farm

Charltons near Guisborough, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 30014)



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a great week for our friends surprise 40th ..."

    Had a great week for our friends surprise 40th House had everything we needed, dogs loved the freedom of the rear garden and the kids/big kids loved the games barn (even if it was a little chilly) Views are excellent The track to the house is quite bumpy but as long as you take your time you'll be fine (best leave the lamborghini at home), just watch out for the sheep/cows and birds

    Reviewed by PhillipApr 2022

  • "I should have checked Google maps, it is quite remote."

    I was under the impression that we could walk to the pub but the track from the main road is quite narrow and full of potholes, so this was not possible, particularly with a pram. Disappointingly it was very cold when we arrived as the heating was due to switch on an hour after our arrival. It took all of the first night to warm up the cottage. The games room was unusable because it was so cold. I can see that the owner had made an effort to assist with this issue by installing an electric plug in heater. The old barn is large with high ceilings and in fact there was a hole in the roof felt right above the heater so any heat just escaped! To really be able to use the room it would need insulating, it was very rustic. The views were amazing and the cottage was clean. There was a lovely gift basket with milk, some teas and biscuits and wood for the first night, left for our arrival, which was thoughtful. The knob to set the shower working in the shared bathroom just lifted off, so we could not have a shower.

    Reviewed by MandyFeb 2022

  • "Excellent property with terrific views."

    the house was spotlessly clean, well presented and comfortable. Six of us and three dogs had more than enough room. . Even in my 70's I did enjoy use of the games room. Would certainly return

    Reviewed by IanJan 2022

  • "The cottage could do with a good clean, cobwebs on most ceilings and dirty corners."

    Bedcovers and towels lovely and clean. Facilities in the games room and not geared for the winter, never used it.

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2021

  • "The property was in a great location and was perfect."

    The little quirks of it being an old farm house really made a difference. All the facilities you could need for a relaxing break with family or friends.

    Reviewed by KristopherDec 2021

  • "Fantastic location with wonderful views to the front and rear of the property help to provide a tranquil and peaceful break."

    The farmhouse is accessed via quite a long farm track which winds its way up through the surrounding fields. The cottage itself is a good size with lots of space and the central heating and hot water supply is very good and in in general everything you need is on-hand. The cottage is generally clean and whilst some cobwebs are to be expected in an old farm house, the ones in the standalone sitting room were a bit of a surprise, especially the size of them and I really think that they should be removed. I think that the cottage is probably at the stage where it is ready for a fresh lick of paint however, that said the location is superb, the cottage is cosy and we had a lovely five days break and I'd definitely return.

    Reviewed by JohnDec 2021

  • "Place is nice but in need of some TLC, felt a bit worn and unloved."

    Welcome treats were nice but only having one tea towel for the week and limited cleaning products stops from being 5/5. Lovely spot, warm and cosy (bring your own logs and fire lighters) with great views

    Reviewed by RichardDec 2021

  • "We all had a brilliant stay at Tidkinhow Farm both the younger and older family members wanted to stay longer ( sure the dogs did too ) and will definitely return ."

    Lovely surroundings and comfortable well stocked accommodation . Nice too that owners checked up on us after the storm and offered help if we needed , Thank You

    Reviewed by PaulineNov 2021

  • "We loved the cottage and the surroundings, the view from the table and bench at the bottom of the garden was spectacular."

    The cottage was so suitable for dogs and us being very well equipped with equipment and very cosy and warm. being on top of a hill with a view to the sea was such a bonus. the gardens were lovely and so good for the dogs to play in safely and being on a working farm was lovely. only a small negative but supplying cleaning materials would have helped I understand that during this difficult time some things must change but having some dishcloths and fairy liquid with some washing powder would have been helpful. if its against your policy that's fine but some info on this matter would be good so we could take some with us and not have to go find a shop as soon as we arrived. However apart from that niggle we all we had a lovely time and the 5 stars are very well earned for this property.

    Reviewed by MrsOct 2021

  • "Tidkinhow farm was a fabulous base for the North York Moors and nearby coast."

    It is as described and was clean, comfortable, warm and lovely and clean. Views were outstanding both back and front. We would happily use this property again.

    Reviewed by StephanieOct 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage with great amenities and close to Saltburn and Whitby."

    Very private and nothing was too much trouble for the owners. Would definitely use again.

    Reviewed by AndrewSep 2021

  • "Beautiful house in idyllic surroundings."

    Reviewed by JeanSep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage if you are after peace and quiet away from it all."

    Pity we did not get the weather but still enjoyable.

    Reviewed by PatAug 2021

  • "It was above and beyond our expectations, such a beautiful place, everything you could possibly need."

    As you leave the main road and travel up the track you leave the rest of the world behind pure bliss! Thanks for having us x

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week"

    Reviewed by JoanneJul 2021

  • "This was a lovely cottage in a peaceful location,perfect for anyone wishing to get away from the hussle and bustle, with just cows and sheep for neigbours,with far reaching views to the sea, beautiful."

    It is perfectly situated to explore the surrounding area with all it has to offer,great for dogs and humans alike. The games room was an added bonus, and the enclosed garden meant that the dog could roam as he pleased.With many cottages seeming to charge very high prices this year this offered very good value for money.

    Reviewed by KarenJul 2021

  • "This is a really great location."

    The house is at the top of a hill facing the sea. The surrounding farm land is full of birds and animals and very peaceful and relaxing. The house is clean and has everything you could need or want. The back garden is fully secure for dogs. We loved everything about this glorious place and we will certainly go back.

    Reviewed by CandidaJun 2021

  • "The cottage was very nice , the scenery was amazing and the surrounding areas were beautiful , the beaches were lovely and dog friendly , will definitely like to go back."

    Reviewed by KarenAug 2020

  • "We enjoyed the space and privacy of this house which was extremely clean, loads of hot water and well stocked with all we needed for such a large group."

    The owner was very pleasant and helpful and the cake and milk were very appreciated. The setting was beautiful and the exterior was special with plenty of space for 3 dogs, 2 children and 6 adults. The benefit of a games room was a welcome addition.

    Reviewed by RuthAug 2020

  • "The location was absolutly fantastic."

    It was secluded, which was what we wanted; however there was plenty of things to do and visit in the surrounding areas that were easy to get to.The small town nearby had plenty of supermarkets if running out of essentials. The property was very spacious and extreamly comfortable. We arrived at the same time as storm Dennis; to a warm and welcoming farm cottage with tea and delicious cake waiting for us. The beds were very comfortable and warm with plenty of extra blankets although we didn't need them. We brought our own logs for the fire but there were plenty available for a small charge if needed. The games room was an added bonus and we had plenty of fun times in here with the children. We all loved it and are already planning a return visit in the summer months. I would most definately recommend this property for a family holiday.

    Reviewed by AlisonFeb 2020

  • "Tidkinhow Farm is a great and peaceful getaway but also great location for finding places to go if you want to."

    We visited Whitby, Saltburn and climbed Roseberry Topping. There is lots of space in the house and the gardens and it’s very well equipped, if I was to make a recommendation for improvement it would be for bigger TV in the cosy lounge.

    Reviewed by SueDec 2019

  • "We enjoyed staying at Tidkinhow Farm."

    The house itself is very nice and one of our favourites. The only problems we found were both to do with the garden. Nowhere in the description did it say that dogs had to be kept on a lead in the bigest of the two gardens, I wouldn't have booked the house knowing this. Also the above mentioned garden was ridiculously boggy - I realise that this isn't a problem the owners can fix, it's down to the weather - but it did stop my dog using the garden and we had to keep him in the back garden which is rather small. We booked this house to get our dog away for bonfire period. We didn't realise that the surrounding area is used to hold shoots. The day we came home all you could hear were shots all around the house. I think that this should be mentioned in the description because once again this would have stopped me from booking. We met the owner a few times and she was very pleasant and we appreciated the cake and milk that were left for our arrival. It's a shame about the garden and the local shooters because overwise we wouldn't hesitate to re book.

    Thank you for your feedback. We're pleased to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay at Tidkinhow Farm. Please note that guests aren't obligated to keep their dogs on a lead in the garden. This is at the discretion of the guests. Whilst the rear garden is not fully enclosed, there is an enclosed garden at the front of the property. We would like to apologise for the condition of the garden. Unfortunately, this was waterlogged due to heavy rainfall in the area. However, we would like to reassure guests that this is not normally an issue. Please note that there is a local shooting/ hunting party which takes place on a Saturday but this happens between the hours of 10am to 3pm from October through to February so is not normally an issue for guests checking in on this day. Kind Regards, The Customer Relations Team Property Owner

    Reviewed by JoanneNov 2019

  • "The location is high up with views all around - even a sea view while washing up."

    The games room was a huge hit with our family group. Great to have two sitting rooms for those who would like a little peace. As others have marveled, a gorgeous lemon cake welcomed us as we arrived. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by HayleyOct 2019

  • "Holiday with 3 generations of family who all enjoyed the comfortable homely feeling of the cottage."

    It was great to get back to playing games involving the whole family in the evenings while having a trip to Whitby easy accessible during the day

    Reviewed by GordonOct 2019

  • "It was great."

    Lovely cottage, friendly owners, brilliant base for activities.

    Reviewed by RachelAug 2019

  • "We had a fantastic holiday, cottage/farm house was everything we wanted and more."

    I spoke with agents from Sykes on numerous occassions regarding our up coming holiday and they were polite, informative and gave us all the information we needed and even contacted the owner to ask any questions that we asked regarding our holiday. So helpful, thank you.

    Reviewed by RachelJul 2019

  • "Tidkinhow Farm is a lovely, beautifully situated cottage with good moorland walks right from the door."

    Particularly enjoyed watching the constant to-and-fro of birds at the bird-table!

    Reviewed by ElizabethJun 2019

  • "The cottage was in a great location, with lovely views/surroundings and the enclosed gardens were perfect for the kids to play in."

    They also enjoyed being on a working farm watching the animals and tractors, even helping heard an escaped cow! The cottage itself was well presented and clean upon arrival with a super cake to enjoy with a brew! I’ve seen another review about the 2nd floor bedrooms being claustrophobic. We found them more than adequate space wise and if this concerns you, I wouldn’t let it put you off as they are fine. The amount of contact from the owners was just right too. My only critique would be that once the booking is confirmed and a deposit payed, further information is then provided saying they can’t be left at the property alone, then when you arrive the info pack says they can’t go upstairs either. We originally were going to take our pooch but decided against it, which I’m glad we did. I think this info should be upfront before booking. Other than that I would definitely recommend it for a week away.

    Reviewed by NicholasApr 2019

  • "Tidkinhow Farm is a fantastic place to stay."

    It’s in a marvellously secluded position and the views are stunning. The house is accessed by a track which was fine and we were at the end of it, no passing traffic. The owners are a short distance away, if required. Communication with Wendy was great, pitched perfectly. It is well furnished and well equipped, lovely and warm. It is well positioned for great walks on the moors or nearby beaches. The enclosed garden at the back is perfect for dogs. I have no complaints and I would return in a heartbeat. One of the best holiday cottages we’ve stayed in, and there have been many over the years. If you want a truly relaxing break then I can’t recommend this place enough. Thanks Wendy and Jonathan.

    Reviewed by DebMar 2019

  • "Fabulous location with far reaching views and lots to do locally."

    Enjoyed the peace.

    Reviewed by SarahFeb 2019

  • "Me and my family loved it, it was a wonderful stay at Tidkinhow Farm, the views were great and the house just what we were hoping it would be, would definitely stay again and recommend it to others, we took my mama with us on our trip and she thought it was wonderful, perfect for all generations of the family including our dog who’s only 6 months and this was her very first holiday, she has been very well behaved and has loved the fires as have we all."

    Reviewed by EmilyNov 2018

  • "This property is an excellent hideaway and although large, is great for two people."

    Plenty of space to bring your dog and the garden is very safe away from all the sheep and well fenced in.There is an abundance of wildlife including hares and great spotted woodpeckers. The track up to the property is a bit of a challenge for a small car, but you get used to it as long as you take it slowly. Easy access to the moors, Whitby and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The views from this property are extremely good.

    Reviewed by LinOct 2018

  • "The cottage was in a beautiful location and was very comfortable."

    Only one request; could the kitchen knives all be sharpened!

    Reviewed by LouiseSep 2018

  • "Access was horrendous the road up is a nightmare."

    Spoiled holiday

    Reviewed by Carol AnneSep 2018

  • "Absolutely loved this cottage and the location."

    The views were amazing. We had a fantastic holiday and visited some lovely places. A lemon home made cake greeted us on arrival, such a lovely gesture. Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by JackieAug 2018

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful area."

    Wonderful views, could even see the sea! Peaceful, our only neighbours were the cows, sheep and horses. Great area, the cottage was well positioned to visit Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Guisborough, Whitby and Staithes. Very tasty lemon cake awaiting us on arrival.

    Reviewed by LauraAug 2018

  • "Fabulous location."

    A spacious and well equipped dog friendly cottage. The games barn was a real plus. Wendy and Jonathan could not be more helpful - everything was perfect and we have already recommended the wonderful cottage to friends. Best lemon cake we have ever eaten - thanks Wendy!

    Reviewed by SusanaJun 2018

  • "Great cottage and location."

    Good for dogs. Plenty to see and do in the area.

    Reviewed by RogerJun 2018

  • "Lovely rural cottage."

    Very peaceful, and great for different species of birds. Close to Yorkshire moors. Not too far from scarborough, Whitby, Saltburn-by-the-Sea. Which a beautiful place to spend time in. Cottage was well equipped, and comfortable. Only downside was road leading up to it. In need of repair. Had a good time here though

    Reviewed by JanetteMay 2018

  • "Cottage well equiped a real homely feeling : a huge range of books , dvds , games and jigsaws ."

    Beautiful homemade cake on arrival . Thank you it made my husbands 60th birthday celebrations with family and friends memorable .

    Reviewed by LynneApr 2018

  • "The owner left a beautiful cake on arrival - nice touch."

    Strong smell of paraffin in the farmhouse that can become overpowering and stays on all your clothes/coats/stuff when you return home.

    Reviewed by KathyFeb 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage and was enjoyed by two families and 2 dogs."

    No contact with the owner at all, however this suited us just fine as everything was perfect from start to finish.

    Reviewed by DawnJul 2017

  • "A Nice homely place Cake on Arrival (Which was Lovely) would recommend for a family or romantic for a couple Dog Friendly Great Views."

    .. Go, Try, Enjoy........

    Reviewed by PaulJan 2017

  • "Great cottage for a larger group."

    Very well equipped with everything you would need. Comfortable and warm.

    Reviewed by PeterOct 2016

  • "This was the farm where my great grandfather lived from 1887 and my grandfather was born in 1897."

    We were so thrilled to see the property so well cared for and we really enjoyed our stay. The farm is perfect for a stay on the North Yorks Moors and there are fantastic views from the farm house through Cleveland to the coast.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2016

  • "The location of the cottage was perfect."

    The views were excellent & it felt secluded while still being within reach of shops and amenities. A homemade cake was waiting for us when we arrived and the owners were kind enough to organise for the farm gates to be left open as we had an early morning departure. I cannot recommend this cottage highly enough.

    Reviewed by JosephSep 2016

  • "Excellent cottage, very quiet and peacful, kids loved the games room"

    Reviewed by SybilAug 2016

  • "We absolutely loved this cottage."

    Beautiful location, spectacular views and the house was so comfortable. We will definitely consider booking this cottage again in the future. It was perfect.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2016

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  • Over three floors
  • Four bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double (zip/link can be twin on request), 1 x second floor twin leading to 1 x double
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with dining area and woodburning stove
  • Second sitting room with woodburning stove
  • External games room situated in large barn space with table tennis, pool table, darts, and table football.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stoves
  • Electric double oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stoves inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed lawned garden to front with dog proof fencing
  • Large rear lawn with BBQ and furniture
  • Three well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 2 miles
  • Note: Access to the second floor double room is via the twin
  • Note: This property is accessed by a 0.75 mile farm track
  • Note: This property has a private water supply.

The property

Guisborough 3 miles.

A superb detached sandstone farmhouse set in an elevated position and surrounded by beautiful open countryside on the northern edge of the North Yorks Moors National Park.

With far-reaching panoramic views, this cottage near Guisborough is ideally placed for families and friends to enjoy time together in a wonderful relaxed environment, but is within a few minutes’ drive of the historic market town of Guisborough and the pretty coastal town of Saltburn.

Traditionally furnished in keeping with the character of this 16th century property, the cottage is warm and comfortable with two sitting rooms, both with beamed ceilings, exposed stonework and cosy woodburning stoves.

The well-equipped galley kitchen is accessed from the second sitting room whilst upstairs are four spacious bedrooms and a modern bathroom.

The lawned gardens provide a lovely area to sit and admire the views and do a spot of bird watching through the day, whilst at night time, the sweeping dark skies are ideal for stargazing.

The bustling town of Guisborough, known for its ruined Guisborough Priory, offers excellent amenities, with a twice weekly market, a wide array of independent shops and good restaurants and pubs.

For walkers, there are numerous public footpaths to follow, including the long distance trail of the Cleveland Way, which takes in Roseberry Topping hill.

A few minutes’ drive brings you to the charming seaside town of Saltburn, with its colourful gardens, long sandy beach and historic pier.

A well-located cottage for a holiday at any time of the year.

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About the location


Saltburn-by-the-Sea 6 miles; Staithes 13 miles; Whitby 21 miles.

Guisborough is an attractive market town set in rural surroundings on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Steeped in history, Guisborough is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and the town's most notable feature is the beautiful ruined abbey, Gisborough Priory; standing in full glory, to its original height of 97 feet, the dramatic gothic east gable towers high over the market town and has become a well-known icon of the town. This bustling small town has twice-weekly market days, a good selection of eateries, excellent pubs and many independent shops. Around Guisborough sits the spectacular woodland of Guisborough Forest. Guisborough Forest & Walkway is situated in Pinchinthorpe on the outskirts of Guisborough at the northern end of the A173. It extends for 2.5 miles along part of the route followed by the old Guisborough Branch Railway line, heading west towards Nunthorpe, and east to Guisborough Forest, which is managed by Forest Enterprise. It is a gateway site to the North York Moors National Park and offers splendid views of Roseberry Topping to the south. Points of local interest include Highcliff Nab and Hanging Stone. Captain Cook 92s Monument is also within walking distance. The Cleveland Way and the Tees Link walks pass through Guisborough Forest, and are just two of the many walking routes easily accessible to visitors. This super country park has cycle trails, walking routes, bridleways, a trim trail and an easier sculpture trail. The park includes the Guisborough Walkway which runs along the former trackbed of the Middlesbrough to Whitby railway line. This includes a wetland area with boardwalks, woodlands and grasslands. You can also climb Highcliff Nab for fabulous views of Teeside and the coast. The park is also very popular with mountain bikers with a number of super trails to explore. There is an excellent visitor centre with full details of all the trails in the park. The long distant trail of the Cleveland Way passes close by, whilst nearby Roseberry Topping is well worth the climb to take in the spectacular views. An easy thirty minute drive brings you to the Heritage Coastline, with historic villages and resorts, including Staithes, Saltburn and Whitby to enjoy.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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