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Sunset Cottage

(Ref. 974388)

Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

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33 Customer Reviews

  • "Perfect cottage- lovely, warm and cosy."

    Great location and we hope to go back Host were lovely and helpful

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2024

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage."

    Set in very peaceful surroundings. Full of character and rustic charm. The log burner was perfect for a winters evening. The owners made us very welcome and Ted,the Scottie dog,came to see us every morning.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Mar 2024

  • "Despite managing to book our little break during the wettest (and consequently muddiest) week of the year, we did enjoy our stay."

    The cottage had a lovely cosy farmhouse feel to it (as it would, being on a working farm) and a very relaxing holiday was had by all. We particularly appreciated the warm radiators and airers for drying all the washing and wet boots. Lovely owners and lovely location within very short drive of little villages, amazing fish and chips, Indian takeaway etc.

    Reviewed by Caroline4.7Oct 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage ."

    .really enjoyed our stay..Janet and her son and Daughter-in-law..really went out or their way to make us comfortable.We are going back next August to stay in the Old Hay Loft ..

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Oct 2023

  • "We have just had a very lovely holiday the cottage we stayed in was absolutely beautiful it was just as described it was so peaceful and picturesque even though it’s on a working farm the lady who owned the cottage was very nice she came and introduced herself to us and told us the places of interest to visit nothing was too much trouble if we needed anything it was perfect."

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a lovely time at Sunset Cottage Owner Friendly and helpful we were very comfortable."

    Handy base for visiting lots of places Alison Hannaford

    Reviewed by Alison4.7Jun 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage very spacious and comfortable, very well appointed and spotlessly clean."

    Friendly and helpful host. I would really like to give it 5 stars but I feel it is let down by the cooker hob. It has old style solid plates that are slow to heat up and slow to cool down, and the controls have no markings. This detracts from the pleasure of even basic cooking.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Jun 2023

  • "Every amenity catered for."

    Lovely cottage with plenty of room to move about. The owners were very pleasant and Ted their lovely little dog welcomed us with tail wagging. He is such a pro. Our dog Poppy enjoyed the freedom of being able to go into the enclosed area at the rear of the cottage and we enjoyed the relaxation of sitting, reading and chilling out before going out for dinner in the many lovely pub restaurants. I would recommend this wonderful working farm.

    Reviewed by Eve5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely peaceful place to stay, the owner was extremely friendly and helpful."

    Would be wonderful in the summer months although we did have excellent weather for October. Lots to see in the area, only downside was quite a way to the nearest pub / restaurant on narrow country roads.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.7Oct 2022

  • "The cottage as a whole was fine and we had an enjoyable stay with a few caveats."

    First of all the cooker was ancient and it took 2 hours to cook a meal as it took ages to heat up and as a result we ate out more than we expected. Secondly the The DVD player was old and every time we put in a dvd and tried to ply it, it had a pink tinge to the picture and was so datk we could not watch it and there was a complete lack of operating instrucions for anything in the cottage. We bought a lot of food with us but there was no freezer to put it in apart from a very small compartment at the top of the fridge.

    Reviewed by Paul3.1Sep 2022

  • "Our second stay at Sunset Cottage."

    Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings. The log burner and visiting Ted the dog, & Ernie the cat, made our stay more welcoming. Situated on a working farm, with the moors on our doorstep. The coast also is within a short travelling distance. Surrounded by never ending fields and lots & lots of sheep. Would definitely recommend a visit to Eden Camp, greatly under estimated, but what an interesting day out! We had a fantastic time, a big thank you to Janet! We will be back…. Caroline, Lee, Natalia & Mike

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Aug 2022

  • "New oven would not go amiss however owners very helpful and friendly and we would stay again."

    Reviewed by Peter4.1Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage very comfortable, but the kitchen could do with some cooking utensils as there really wasn’t any."

    We would definitely stay again .

    Reviewed by Wendy4.7May 2022

  • "The cottage was clean and comfortable and well equipped."

    The owner was very pleasant and gave us useful information on the the local area and its amenities. I would recommend this property to friends.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2022

  • "We had a lovely holiday, Janet, John and Ted were all lovely."

    Janet was so friendly and welcoming ,nothing was a bother. Feeding the lambs was just amazing. It has been one of our best holidays. Ted the dog was so friendly and cute we wanted to bring him back to Scotland. We would highly recommend this cottage, it was amazing. Thank you very much Janet x

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Mar 2022

  • "Absolutely loved ourholiday."

    Cosy.. ..comfortable cottage. Beautiful Country setting. Janet, Betta, John all lovely. Nothing too much trouble. Will definately book again

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at sunset cottage."

    Our host was very helpful. Would recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Feb 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, in a fabulous location!"

    The wood burner was an added treat, making it all very cosy. In addition we temporarily adopted two farm cats, who equally loved sitting in front of the fire with us. Set in a quiet, remote location with beautiful scenery. An ideal gateway to the moors and coast. Janet made us feel very welcome, and would definitely recommend and return.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Jan 2022

  • "Sunset Cottage is located at a working farm some 3 miles from Kirkbymoorside."

    The property itself provides everything for a comfortable stay. This is an ideal base from which to explore this beautiful area. I would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by John4.7Nov 2021

  • "Our holiday was very good with everything we needed available."

    Our host Janet was lovely as was her daughter. It was in a lovely setting on a farm and would recommend to anyone who wants a nice quite holiday. Kind regards Mike Green Leicester

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very friendly and peaceful good base for visiting area wonderful time"

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2021

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a beautiful location."

    Owner very friendly and helpful.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2021

  • "Eventually, due to Covid and our own health and despite rebooking twice in total, My Husband and I were unable to take the holiday we had been so looking forward too we gifted the week's booking to our Daughter and Son in Law."

    They were very impressed with the standard of their destination. comfort, heating, and the lovely people who own it. They say it could not have been bettered and they would love to return at some time in the future.. They thoroughly enjoyed the area and did lots of sight-seeing and walking - Thank you so much for your efforts. I would just like to ad d our thanks for all your help and flexibility as regards the booking itself. Thank you so very much.

    Reviewed by Norma5.0Apr 2021

  • "Sunset cottage is a beautiful place to stay if you're looking for a peaceful getaway."

    The owners were friendly and knowledgeable about the area. The cottage was clean and comfortable. It felt safe despite the pandemic. The surrounding farmlands and resident sheep were beautiful. A bit of a drive to get anywhere but a good base to explore the North York Moors and coast. Only downside was the lack of internet, wifi and telephone signal.

    Reviewed by Martin4.7Aug 2020

  • "We wanted a real get away holiday in nice surroundings and what we got was more than that."

    we had brilliant hosts a fantastic cottage which was a home from home which we could not fault in anyway. in fact we joked we were going to stay forever. main holiday resorts were within easy reach backed with tips from our hosts. brillaint

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2019

  • "We were made very welcome by Janet, John and Beta."

    They were attentive, welcoming and very friendly. Nothing was too much trouble. The cottage was very comfortable and had everything you could need. Didn't want to come home. Wished I could have stayed for longer. Will be recommending it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Jun 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage set in lovely surroundings."

    Very comfortable to relax in. The owner Janet and her family very friendly and welcoming. They let my son feed some lambs which he really enjoyed. The cottage is within easy access to all surrounding areas of the Yorkshire moors including Scarborough and Whitby. Overall would highly recommend this place to stay and will defiantly book again.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Apr 2019

  • "Excellent cottage, great location, very friendly hosts."

    Would certainly stay again.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Apr 2019

  • "Wonderful time in a lovely cottage."

    Well situated in the peaceful countryside but still close enough for local shops, towns and attractions. Janet and her family were friendly and helpful and nothing was too much bother for them. We were able to look around all the cottages. Each one very well equipped and of a high standard. I can't speak highly enough of the cottage. We had a great time and hope to be back again.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Mar 2019

  • "The accommodation was lovely and cosy, beds were comfortable and the hosts were available to deal with any issues that might have arisen (not that they did)."

    Janet called by a couple of times to check that everything was as it should be, and was on hand with local recommendations! It was great to have an enclosed outdoor space to let our dog exercise in. The woodburner was a nice touch and we enjoyed having that alight on a couple of nights. We would definitely come back, and having the possibility of hiring two cottages so you could visit with a group of families or friends really makes these properties an even more attractive proposition. Thank you to Janet and her family for making us feel welcome and ensuring a wonderful stay even if the weather was rather unpredictable!

    Reviewed by Hilary4.7Feb 2019

  • "A cottage to return to."

    Very well equipped and comfortable. Excellent position for the Yorkshire moors and coast. Exceptionally quiet except for the sheep. Friendly and welcoming owners.

    Reviewed by Suzanne5.0Jan 2019

  • "A lovely setting in a cottage with a layout that met our parties need perfectly."

    Lovely owners too. Would recommend and will stay again when next in that part of Yorkshire .

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Aug 2018

  • "We were made very welcome by Janet and her family at Cowldyke Farm."

    The cottage was extremely comfortable, spacious and well equipped. The location is excellent for visiting local towns, historic sites and country walking. Would certainly recommend the cottages.

    Reviewed by B5.0Jul 2018

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  • All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite shower over bath, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size on request) with en-suite shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Open-plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove.
  • Heating, woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, TV with Freeview
  • Wi-Fi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot available on request
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Gravelled area with furniture
  • 1 well-behaved dog welcome only
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3.5 miles. The owner will only take 7 night bookings from the 1st March for 6 weeks

The property

This attached barn conversion rests all on the ground floor, on Cowldyke Farm near the North Yorkshire market town of Kirkbymoorside.

It boasts snug open-plan living with exposed beams and a woodburner.

Its two bedrooms both showcase en-suites facilities and it enjoys a luscious countryside location.

The perfect stay for couples, friends or family to come and enjoy.

Note: The property can be booked with Refs. 974386, 974387, 974773 and 974385, together they sleep 18 people.

Cowldyke Farm Cottages

These four charming cottages peacefully rest on the working Cowldyke Farm, bordered by the River Dove and close to the quaint market town of Kirkbymoorside, just south of the awe-inspiring North York Moors. All four welcoming cottages come with delightful open-plan living, yet Meadow, Sunset, Chestnut and The Old Hayloft all offer something charmingly unique. You can bring your pets and children along and enjoy the fun farming activities, Cowldyke Farm is an excellent place for groups of family and friends to come together and enjoy this marvellous setting. Choose from a range of outdoor sitting areas to relax among the refreshing country air, you angling enthusiasts can even bring your fly fishing rod. Head three and a half miles north to reach the charming market town of Kirkbymoorside, lined with pretty stone buildings as well as a golf club. For those avid ramblers and cyclists, venture through the magnificent North York Moors, a glorious landscape bursting with scenery and religious ruins to explore. A quartet of enticing cottages, perfect for that much-needed getaway with your nearest and dearest.

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About the location


Pickering 6 miles; Helmsley 5 miles.

The attractive old market town of Kirkbymoorside lies on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, in between the towns of Helmsley and Pickering. It is a charming place, full of Yorkshire character, and is the centre for the local farms and villages. Visitors will find a variety of shops from tea rooms, pubs and restaurants to antique shops, while there is a market day on Wednesday. The excellent walking and magnificent scenery of the National Park are close by, as are the picturesque villages of Hutton-le-Hole and Lastingham. Pickering is the base of the North York Moors Steam Railway - a ‘must do’ day out for all visitors to the area. Castle Howard, York, Whitby and the Yorkshire Coast are within easy driving distance.

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The owner will only take 7 night bookings from the 1st March for 6 weeks

Electric vehicle charging is not permitted at this property