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Lastingham, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Great little cottage, brilliant location."

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Mar 2024

  • "Cosy cottage in beautiful area."

    No phone signal but WiFi provided. Comfy bed. Well stocked kitchen. Helpful, friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Feb 2024

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Lastingham at Beckside."

    The cottage was small but well appointed and just right for 2 people.

    Reviewed by Cath5.0Oct 2023

  • "A very cosy, spotless little cottage next to a beautiful babbling brook (Beck)."

    An excellent location for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors, Whitby, Pickering, York and so much more... We were given a very warm Yorkshire welcome from the owners, who were extremely helpful, lovely people. I would strongly recommend Beckside to anyone who needs a peaceful few days away from the hustle & bustle of life. It's a breath of fresh air & so peaceful.

    Reviewed by Norma5.0Oct 2023

  • "Cottage in ideal position for exploring the Yorkshire moors And warm and welcoming owners of cottage would not hesitate to stay there again."

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2023

  • "All good, another enjoyable stay at Beckside"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Apr 2023

  • "The cottage is in a great location for walking on the moors and with easy access to places such as Pickering and Helmsley."

    It is warm and comfortable and we would recommend it.

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely property, great location, warm welcome from the owner."

    A minor wifi problem was sorted immediately. Storage heaters worked well in November- no additional heating was needed, but we were blessed with good weather.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Nov 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a pretty village with a great pub!"

    A small cottage but has everything you need. Lots of lovely walks and pretty towns and villages nearby,

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage within a beautiful village."

    There was everything that we needed and Alan Barker was extremely helpful and the weather helped to make it a perfect holiday! There are no complaints whatsoever and we will be back soon.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had a very cosy and comfortable stay at Beckside."

    The cottage was well equipped with everything we needed. All we could hear were birds and sheep. A lovely little village with direct access to walks on the moor. A good location for visiting other areas.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage located in beautiful surroundings."

    We loved the peace and quiet of the village and the location of the cottage. It was our second stay at Beckside and we'll probably visit again.

    Reviewed by Ina5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage with everything we needed to make our stay comfortable."

    Situated in a quaint little village with excellent pub and excellent base for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Rachel5.0May 2022

  • "Had a great week in this lovely cottage after booking at the last minute."

    Good location for the North York Moors with plenty of local facilities, eating places, etc. The owner was very friendly and helpful. Couldn't have picked a better place for a week break in this lovely area.

    Reviewed by George5.0May 2022

  • "We had a great stay perfect location great pub & good for walking & the cottage ..."

    We had a great stay perfect location great pub & good for walking & the cottage had every thing you needed, Mr Barker was very informative about the walks & surrounding area , will definitely come back

    Reviewed by Philip5.0May 2022

  • "An excellent stay in a beautiful cottage."

    Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautiful, peaceful cosy cottage."

    Just what we hoped for when booking. Met all expectations. Situated in lovely quiet village. Didn't want to leave at end of our stay.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jan 2022

  • "The cottage is beautiful and delightfully situated alongside the beck."

    Comfy bed but just a double sized bed which is detailed in the partoiculars but might not be for everyone but alas with very lumpy, hard and uncomfortable pillows. Lovely bathroom with nice hot shower. Kitchen has most bits and pieces you need for cooking - extractor fan not brilliant but you can open a window. Alas, the WIFI was not working when I stayed which was a nuisance as I was planning on working from the cottage. Mobile reception can be a bit hit and miss too so beware!

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Dec 2021

  • "This cosy cottage was ideal for my autumn break."

    The location is perfect, in a quiet village with moorland walking easily accessible. Facilities at the cottage were excellent and the personal welcome from the owner much appreciated.

    Reviewed by William5.0Oct 2021

  • "Really nice little cottage in a beautiful location."

    I would agree with a former reviewer about the size of the towels and also mention the pillows, which were rather lumpy and could be better quality! Having stayed in a considerable number of holiday cottages over the years and with people's expectations of higher standards, it is often the little things that make a difference. A bottle of wine is a nice touch but honestly feel that a small welcome pack would be better as not everybody drinks alcohol but a few basics and some milk would be lovely. Prices are increasing for holidaymakers and adding little touches is often much appreciated. The owner, Alan, was very pleasant and helpful and I would certainly return - just may bring my own pillows! I must also mention the wonderful pub in the village, The Blacksmith's Arms, where my cousins and I had a superb meal.

    Reviewed by Sue4.4Oct 2021

  • "A charming comfortable compact cottage in a beautiful part of North Yorkshire."

    Within easy reach of the Moors and coastline. Tourist attractions such as the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Nunnington Hall and Castle Howard close by. Friendly and helpful hosts.

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a quiet lovely place with sheep coming to visit ."

    Friendly people and good local pubs for food .Quiet ,no traffic to speak of even in places like Helmsley where there are plenty of car parks .The owners were lovely and offered use of washing facilities but we chose not to spend our holiday washing ! Lots of interesting places to visit and we joined English Heritage as there were several places worth visiting like Whitby and Riveaulx abbeys.. Beckside is quite small but very comfortable and well equipped.We chose to eat out as we were on holiday .As it is small the only thing we found was that it was quite dark in the kitchen and bathroom but we would certainly go again .Also being picky ,although the towels dried well they were only quite small .Bath sheets would be preferable but that is only our choice not a criticism of the cottage .The owners were lovely.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jul 2021

  • "This is my second stay at Beckside."

    The cottage is cosy and homely and the owner provides a very warm welcome. Lastingham is a pretty village on the edge of the North York moors: great walking country and an ideal base to explore the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0May 2021

  • "All as listed"

    Reviewed by Brian5.0May 2021

  • "Lovely warm cosy cottage in the beautiful village of Lastingham."

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2020

  • "A very good stay with a helpful owner."

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Sep 2020

  • "Comfy and cosy cottage, great base for exploring the Yorkshire Moors!"

    Reviewed by Laura4.1Aug 2020

  • "Beautiful location."

    Cosy cottage.made welcome by the owner.brilliant holiday.will return.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Nov 2019

  • "The accommodation was perfect and the location was exactly what we were looking for."

    Mr and Mrs Barker (the owners) were very helpful and helped us arrange our arrival without any difficulties. All in all Could not have been easier. We had booked a holiday with TUI which was cancelled at very short notice and we were able to book the accommodation with Sykes quickly and easily and probably had a much better, more relaxing and pleasant holiday than we would have had from our original TUI holiday

    Reviewed by Kevan5.0Sep 2019

  • "We were met on arrival by the owner who showed us how everything worked and where things were."

    We had a wonderful stay in the cottage which we found very cosy and comfortable,an ideal size for two people . It was a great location for exploring the area.

    Reviewed by Fiona5.0Sep 2019

  • "As always a very warm welcome here."

    Great accommodation: friendly hosts and great to have free wifi as the mobile signal in Lastingham is poor (EE). An excellent base from which to explore the local area. I will return again next year.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0May 2019

  • "Friendly and helpful host, and welcoming historic village with a wonderful pub known for it's meals."

    Centrally located at the edge of the moors for the best of North Yorkshire sight seeing. The independence of a self contained small home, and the charm of the outlook onto the beck flowing through willows and beneath a small bridge, makes for a delightful holiday.

    Thank you for your feedback, it is greatly appreciated. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ayla4.7Mar 2019

  • "Perfect location for our needs which were mainly walking and chilling out."

    The cottage is in a quiet, pleasant location in the village with a great pub which served beautiful food. Alan and Robyn were lovely (we were shown around, briefed on the important stuff then left alone to enjoy, we never saw them again until we left). I would not hesitate to recommend this beautiful place and we will definitely be returning soon. If you need to relax and enjoy some beautiful countryside this is the place to be.

    Reviewed by Darren5.0Jan 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage."

    Compact but perfect for 2 people. Lovely quiet village, ideal location for visiting lots of other places including the coast - Whitby, Scarborough etc.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Dec 2018

  • "We really enjoyed our week at Beckside ,it is such a comfortable,cosy,peaceful place to stay and lovely to come back to at the end of each day."

    The bathroom is really nice and modern and a good size and we thought there should be photos of this on your website as we have stayed at places(not with Sykes!) where the bathroom has been not so nice! The village of Lastingham is idyllic ,as is the surrounding area. The village pub,The Blacsmiths Arms has a lovely proper village pub buzz about and was busy the 4 nights we ate there which says it all . The food is excellent with a very varied menu and specials on offer to. Would not hesitate to stay here again

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Oct 2018

  • "Secluded site perfect get away from it all spot."

    A lovely cozy cottage for 2. A great local pub with a good menu and service

    Reviewed by Frank5.0Oct 2018

  • "Lovely cottage set in a lovely quiet village surrounded by roaming sheep."

    Cottage is well equipped with everything you need . Combination microwave which was enough for our needs as we like to eat out of an evening when on holiday but not for some. It was lovely to get back at the end if our day out to sit outside with a drink listening to the water & all the birds ( be prepared to feed them ) . Lovely sitting on the sofa first thing in the morning watching the birds there were so many they demolished a 2kg bag of bird seed we bought .

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Jun 2018

  • "Beautiful location with friendly owners, good local pub and within reach of many major attractions."

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Apr 2018

  • "We had a brilliant 3 night short break."

    Accommodation is luxury, hosts and villagers are very friendly. Lots to see and do. Would definitely book again. Added bonus is the WiFi in the cottage.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Feb 2018

  • "Great cottage, really helpful owners and set I an beautiful village"

    Reviewed by Bruce5.0Jul 2017

  • "Lovely people, lovely cottage, lovely break."

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2017

  • "Such a beautiful property in a lovely village."

    The cottage has everything you need & very scenic surroundings which you can enjoy sat on the private bench outside. The owners are lovely and will help should you need anything. Highly recommended!!

    Reviewed by Simba5.0Dec 2016

  • "Most relaxing holiday we have had in years!"

    Reviewed by Isobel5.0Oct 2016

  • "Lovely cottage only thing was the bed was hard"

    Reviewed by Norman4.6Sep 2016

  • "We had a great time the cottage is very nice and had everything we needed for 2 people I would highly recommend this property."

    It's in a good position to see the best of north Yorkshire. And the village is also very lovely and the village pub just around the corner serving great food was a welcome bonus.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor. One spacious double bedroom
  • En-suite bathroom with small bath and shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fully fitted kitchen, dining area and sitting area with electric log-effect fire and French doors to the streamside patio.
  • Electric storage heaters with electric fire in sitting area
  • Electric hob, dual oven (microwave and roaster), fridge, combi TV/DVD, radio, CD player, WiFi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking in enclosed driveway with additional roadside parking within 10 yards
  • Streamside patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 4 miles, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: Due to the close proximity of the stream the property is not suitable for children under 10. Note: This owner also has property 'The Hayloft' under reference - 1571

The property

A detached 18th century, stone-built former stable, set next to the owner's home in a quiet corner of the delightful village of Lastingham.

Lovingly restored, decorated and furnished, the property has been finished to a high standard, and provides first-class holiday accommodation.

The accommodation is all ground floor, and the lovely open-plan living area has French doors leading to a patio area overlooking the village stream.

A great base from which to explore the area, the property is within the Moors National Park, and Whitby, the famous coastline and the pretty villages and market towns of the region are within easy reach.

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About the location


Kirbymoorside 5.3 miles; Pickering 9.2 miles; York 31.3 miles.

The charming village of Lastingham engenders peace and relaxation and has much to offer today’s holidaymaker. It is a place of unique beauty and historic interest, nestling among the folds of hills at the southern edge of the North York Moors. This quiet haven, with less than 100 inhabitants, has a charming olde worlde pub, The Blacksmith’s Arms, but perhaps its most famous building is the splendid and historic Crypt Church of St Mary with its wonderful ancient crypt. The surrounding area has many and varied attractions - The North York Moors Steam Railway, Hutton-le-Hole Folk Museum, Eden Camp Modern History Museum and Flamingo Land Theme Park. Spend the day in Dalby Forest, offering a range of activities, including walking trails, mountain biking and a Go Ape adventure course where you can see your wonderful surroundings from a great height. There’s an abundance of castles, abbeys, churches and stately homes to visit, including the magnificent Castle Howard. The North York Moors National Park is designated as a Dark Sky Reserve, perfect for spotting stars and constellations of a clear night. Last, but not least, there’s the glorious countryside - woodland and heather moorland, hills, dales and coast.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas