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The Arches

Farndale near Kirkbymoorside and Helmsley, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1391)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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34 Customer Reviews

  • "Fabulous cottage the views are just stunning."

    This is our 3rd visit and will definitely return. Love sitting in the evening and watching the animals. Short walk to the pub helps too.

    Reviewed by ClaireJun 2022

  • "Excellence property,everything you needed,maybe a small coffee table to put drinks on when sat on sofa,but apart from that suggestion perfect,scenery wonderful, didn't to want to go home!"

    Reviewed by CarolMay 2022

  • "Clean, comfortable, plenty of room and a great view."

    Be aware that the bathroom and twin bedroom are off the lounge/diner, and that this is very much a working sheep farm. But the clever layout means that your shoes and the sheep don't cross tracks.

    Reviewed by BryanMay 2022

  • "Lovely setting within a working farm, quiet and peaceful."

    The owners are a very friendly and helpful family. The property is warm and has a lovely view from the patio across open countryside.

    Reviewed by TrevorApr 2022

  • "Beautiful views, cosy cottage that was very well equipped."

    Would definitely recommend and would go back again.

    Reviewed by KerryFeb 2022

  • "Had a really lovely stay at the arches; the owner was really helpful and the cottage and views were absolutely beautiful."

    Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by EmmaJan 2022

  • "Horses for courses but this was exactly what we wanted."

    A great location on the hillside amongst the newborn lambs. Great views. Lots of walks right on the doorstep and plenty more within a 30 minute drive including Dalby Forest. Perfect for smaller children. Hosts were very welcoming and helpful. Will be staying here again.

    Reviewed by DApr 2021

  • "A charming cottage on a working farm with amazing views of Farndale and easy access to local amenities."

    The renters are friendly and very helpful. Highly recommended for anyone who wants peace & quiet.

    Reviewed by SimonOct 2020

  • "Excellent location, friendly hosts, stunning scenery."

    Reviewed by MarkSep 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage with amazing views situated in the middle of the North Yorkshire Moors."

    Lots of great walks close by and a village pub 5 minutes walk away.

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2020

  • "Superb location overlooking the beautiful Farndale valley."

    Cottage very comfortable and spacious (especially as we were only a group of 3). Friendly & welcoming hosts working on the farm next door. All in all, a lovely and much needed break, enhanced by glorious mid-September weather.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2020

  • "Great cottage, beautiful location with stunning views."

    Reviewed by AndrewNov 2019

  • "We had a fantastic time, the cottage was lovely and the scenery was amazing."

    Reviewed by VictoriaOct 2019

  • "Most amazing view."

    Lovely cottage. No enclosed garden for dogs though.

    Reviewed by AnnieOct 2019

  • "Great cottage in the middle of the Moors, with fabulous views."

    Very comfortable and clean accommodation, located in the centre of North York Moors making easy access to the coast and other beauty spots. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by GuySep 2019

  • "Lovely house friendly owners and wonderful views."

    The shower was a challenge to work, and more kitchen utensils would be better. The Lion Inn on the Moors was amazing the food out of this world with friendly accommodating staff. The Feversham arms was bright and airy, with friendly staff, and dogs are welcome in both pubs. The draw back with the Feversham is that it isn’t open all the time, the food was ok. The farm animals were lovely you woke up to cockerels crowing, and sheep, ducks geese and peacocks not to mention pheasants and quail. It was a different scene every day.

    Reviewed by RonSep 2019

  • "Amazing views!"

    Reviewed by KeelyAug 2019

  • "The location was excellent: a magnificent view and good parking space."

    The cottage was practically furnished however the bathroom seemed outdated and the cutlery in the kitchen was at a bare minimum for six people. We recommend some additional forks, knives and plates. Furthermore a real bummer was we couldn’t get the drying feature of the washing machine working, so we had to find a way to dry in the living room. It may look like a complain list but this review is meant to be helpful for Sykes. Although we had a great time after all!:)

    Reviewed by Arend JanJul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage for the weeks break, plenty of small surrounding villages with very welcoming pubs."

    The road leading to the cottage is not a strong point, with very few passing bays, luckily we very rarely met anyone. The cottage itself is cozy and well equipped, some things are a little tired now, and it shows. The shower is probably the only real major complaint as it is very poor. The welcome from the owners was very warm and they did not intrude during our stay which allowed us to relax. would happily return.

    Reviewed by MarcApr 2019

  • "Wonderful location on the edge of the dale with views over the whole dale."

    Great walking with one footpath going up through the farm. Cottage was as described and was very warm and cosy with efficient central heating and an open fire. Pub with decent food within walking distance.

    Reviewed by NeilMar 2019

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our weekend away, this cosy cottage was just perfect in every way."

    Very homely and cosy. This cottage had everything you could need and more. Perfect location for the daffodil walk and the North Yorkshire coast. Would we come back... absolutely! Thank you for a great stay.

    Reviewed by JulieJan 2019

  • "The cottage is situated in an idyllic location in the North Yorks Moors, great for walking and peaceful relaxation."

    Easy striking distance to the historic coastal town of Whitby and the delightful market town of Helmsley. Cottage was cosy, comfortable and fully equipped, plenty of room for our family of 5 and a dog. Good wifi provided, though TV reception bit intermittent due to location and weather. Real fire, logs and coal included, is a great feature. Nice touch was bottle of wine and pack of biscuits on arrival. Thoroughly enjoyed our Christmas break at the Arches, would book again.

    Reviewed by AlastairDec 2018

  • "Excellent holiday exactly what we needed."

    Beautiful quiet location with amazing views from the doorstep. Dog friendly, lovely people & good food at the local pub. Would definitely return.

    Reviewed by AdeleNov 2018

  • "Superb cottage."

    The view from The Arches was absolutely breathtaking. Lovely area to visit, will definitely book this cottage again. Stunning location with charming pubs nearby

    Reviewed by KeithOct 2018

  • "Lovely place in beautiful surroundings."

    Bathroom is a little tired and could do with updating but other than the that can't fault the place.

    Reviewed by SamSep 2018

  • "Excellent base - secluded- easy place to chill out."

    fantastic views - not really that far from other places

    Reviewed by IanAug 2018

  • "Always a pleasure booking with Sykes."

    The Arches was a super cottage. It was comfortable and situated in a beautiful area with amazing views. Had a peaceful and fun time living and observing life on the farm.

    Reviewed by PaulJul 2018

  • "Had the most relaxing week weve had in many a year, stunning ceanary, peaceful, love the local pub Faversham Arms, 8 min walk down, bit longer coming back, wonder why,!"

    ! Welcome at the arches fantastic, bottle of wine, tea, coffee, biscuits,, not too mention the animals on the farm, even my two dogs were totally relaxed

    Reviewed by DaveJul 2018

  • "The scenery was fantastic couldnt have asked for a better location."

    Great local pub and towns.

    Reviewed by ClaireJun 2018

  • "Minor gripe."

    Kitchen could do with a few more pans. Apart from that: great location; very nice people; excellent base for walking the Cleveland Way National Trail. We enjoyed our stay very much.

    Reviewed by HansMay 2018

  • "Beautiful scenic location, together with helpful friendly owners made for an enjoyable break."

    Reviewed by WilliamJan 2018

  • "My second stay at the Arches it was just as good the second time around."

    Great place to relax and unwind

    Reviewed by CliffordMay 2017

  • "Was a very relaxing holiday, couldn't ask for better, wonderful property in perfect location, the owners went out of there way to make sure we had the perfect holiday."

    Looking forward to my next stay at the arches.

    Reviewed by GaryMay 2017

  • "The cottage was lovely with friendly people and stunning views."

    it was a pleasure to stay in the archers and wake up to those views every day. the many animals were fun to watch from sheep to peacocks, the pub was homely, dog friendly and the land lady would bend over backward to help. I could go on and on but you really must go and see for your self.

    Reviewed by KevinSep 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x four poster double with TV, 1 x double, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area and open fire.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio, stereo/CD, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent, additional fuel can be purchased from farm
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 4 cars
  • Front garden with patio, furniture and BBQ
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 8 miles, pub 10 mins walk
  • Note: The Arches is approached by a narrow lane, with a hardcore drive 50 yards long
  • Note: No fireworks please due to close proximity of farm animals.

The property

A superb, semi-detached barn conversion situated on a traditional hill farm in Farndale, two miles from Low Mills.

Lovingly renovated with many features such as an arched window in the sitting room, exposed beams, and an open fire, The Arches offers superb accommodation decorated and furnished to an excellent standard.

Walkers can step out from the farm into the open countryside and enjoy the many footpaths and trails, and mountain bikers are well catered for with the numerous tracks and bridleways.

Kirkbymoorside, Hutton-le-Hole and Helmsley are all also within easy reach.

A perfect base for a relaxing holiday.

Note: The Arches can be booked with Ref 1392, together they sleep 16.

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About the location


Kirkbymoorside 9 miles; Helmsley 13 miles; Pickering 17 miles.

The beautiful valley of Farndale is a patchwork quilt of fields divided by ancient dry stone walls and narrow winding lanes. It is most famous for its spectacular display of daffodils, once reputed to have been planted by the monks of the Rievaulx Abbey. The attractive market towns of Kirkbymoorside and Pickering, and the picturesque villages of Hutton-le-Hole and Lastingham are all within easy reach and are well worth the visit. Walkers are also well provided for with the magnificent scenery and countryside of the surrounding National Park – a great location at any time of the year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season