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Lastingham, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1293)



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Reviews & Ratings

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115 Customer Reviews

  • "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 GrahamJan 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 SueDec 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 BillOct 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 SueOct 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 KeithAug 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 PamelaJul 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 KatherineMay 2021

  • "All as listed"

    Reviewed by BrianMay 2021

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

    Reviewed by WendyOct 2020

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

    Reviewed by StuartSep 2020

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

    Reviewed by LauraAug 2020

  • "Beautiful location."

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

    Reviewed by SimonNov 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 KevanSep 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 FionaSep 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 KatherineMay 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 AylaMar 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 DarrenJan 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 MichelleDec 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 MarieOct 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 FrankOct 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 DeniseJun 2018

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

    Reviewed by TrevorApr 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 JanetFeb 2018

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

    Reviewed by BruceJul 2017

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

    Reviewed by MichaelFeb 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 SimbaDec 2016

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

    Reviewed by IsobelOct 2016

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

    Reviewed by NormanSep 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 SusanSep 2016

  • "A beautiful cottage in an idyllic, relaxing village."

    Quite simply, the nicest place we've ever stayed in the UK!

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2016

  • "The location is superb, it was away from the hustle and bustle of towns but close enough to be convenient."

    We were made welcome and felt at home straight away. There was plenty to do and still more to see, if we can we would like to visit again.

    Reviewed by PatrickJun 2016

  • "Beckside was in a lovely, quiet, peaceful location and was very comfortable."

    Ideal if you like walking as there are many walks from the cottage. We hope to return in the future.

    Reviewed by HilaryMay 2016

  • "A delightful cottage with friendly, helpful owners."

    It is perfectly situated in a charming village for walking on the moors and exploring the local area. There is an excellent pub in the village too.

    Reviewed by JeanMay 2016

  • "A lovely little cottage in a quaint village within North York Moors."

    The cottage was beautifully presented and worked for a couple and a little baby, with nice walks from the village to other surrounding villages. Would thoroughly recommend.

    Reviewed by HannahMar 2016

  • "The location of Beckside is absolutely lovely, the people are so friendly and made us feel very welcome, it was almost as if we were part of the village ourselves."

    Reviewed by SiobhanFeb 2016

  • "The cottage was positioned in a very attractive village beside the beck and we had a warm welcome when we arrived."

    The cottage was comfortable and spotless.

    Reviewed by IsobelJun 2015

  • "The location is ideal for walking on the moors or visiting Whitby, Scunthorpe or York."

    The property is ideal for a couple who want a quite time away from everyday life.

    Reviewed by RobertMay 2015

  • "Beckside was situated in a quiet rural setting which was central for North Yorkshire Towns e."

    T.c. There were excellent country walks and the experience was very relaxing.

    Reviewed by AdrianMay 2015

  • "Delightful little hideaway cottage, perfect for two."

    A lovely little village with a thriving pub with good food and plenty of walks nearby.

    Reviewed by RosemaryApr 2015

  • "Particularly liked the location of Beckside, in a quiet village but had easy access to all the local attractions."

    Reviewed by GrahamNov 2014

  • "A lovely little cottage which was well presented and spotless clean."

    We will be back next year!

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2014

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful part of the Yorkshire Moors in the quiet village of Lastingham."

    The cottage is well furnished with everything you could wish for and in a wonderful position next to a stream.

    Reviewed by IanAug 2014

  • "It was very peaceful, quiet and very comfortable & cosy!"

    Reviewed by DianeAug 2014

  • "An ideal cottage for a couple in great surroundings."

    Reviewed by A.j.Aug 2014

  • "Very quiet location but close to the good village pub and many walks."

    Reviewed by JillAug 2014

  • "We liked the location, the peace and quiet and the village itself."

    The stream by the cottage was an added bonus and the local pub was fab.

    Reviewed by SteveMay 2014

  • "Beautiful setting, friendly owners, cosy cottage."

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2014

  • "We found Beckside to be very comfortable, stylish, well-designed and decorated."

    It was a joy to live it for a few days.

    Reviewed by DickenJul 2013

  • "The cottage is in an excellent location."

    It was quiet, warm and comfortable with access to nice walks. The Blacksmiths Arms provided good food at fair prices within walking distance. We hope to return.

    Reviewed by JillMay 2013

  • "Great location for both the coast and York and Leeds, quiet, restful."

    Had WIFI!

    Reviewed by PaulineMay 2013

  • "This wonderful cottage is cosy and so central for some amazing walking and sights on the Moors."

    The cottage is perfect for a break away from it all - but there's still a pub within 2 mins walk! The owners are really helpful and friendly.

    Reviewed by JudithNov 2012

  • "Excellent cottage in a lovely village and location."

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2012

  • "Good cottage, ideal for two, lovely south facing location overlooking a stream."

    Reviewed by WilliamAug 2012

  • "Owners of property were friendly and very welcoming."

    Stunning location. Beautiful little cottage. Beautiful decor. Loved everything.

    Reviewed by MaryJul 2012

  • "Lovely friendly village and owners."

    Not intrusive at all. Cottage is great value for money. Good base for exploring the area and peaceful.

    Reviewed by JackieJul 2012

  • "The welcome we received was second to none."

    The cottage was the best we have ever stayed in. Clean comfortable and well equipped. The village is so pretty and friendly and very well located.

    Reviewed by BarbaraJun 2012

  • "Outstanding standard of accommodation - exceptionally clean and luxuriously furnished."

    Reviewed by RachelMay 2012

  • "A very tranquil spot with plenty of open spaces."

    Reviewed by SusanMay 2012

  • "We enjoyed the extremely comfortable accommodation, the central location and the moorland walks from the doorstep."

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2012

  • "We enjoyed the peace and quiet of the location and the comfortable cottage."

    It was very relaxing, just what we needed!

    Reviewed by NikkiDec 2011

  • "The quality and location of the cottage are excellent, perfect for a peaceful getaway but still central to all local attractions."

    Beautiful walks on the Moors from the doorstep; walking boots are essential

    Reviewed by DavidNov 2011

  • "We received a friendly welcome from the owner and a bottle of wine!"

    A very cosy cottage with everything we needed. Perfect!

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 2011

  • "Beckside was excellent in every way."


    Reviewed by RosemaryOct 2011

  • "The cottage is in a superb location and is very peaceful."

    Reviewed by TerrySep 2011

  • "The cottage is in a lovely village and it's close to a brilliant pub."

    There are fantastic walks on the Yorkshire Moors from the cottage.

    Reviewed by EricAug 2011

  • "It was lovely and quiet and in a beautiful location."

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2011

  • "The location of the cottage was superb."

    A quiet corner of the village, a minute's walk straight on to the moors! The little river running along the cottage, room to sit outside - it really was a home away from home!! The owners are such lovely caring people and you feel they love the place where they live and the cottages they prepare for people to have a great holiday in!

    Mr StapperJul 2011

  • "We liked the seclusion and pretty location."

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2011

  • "Beckside is a beautiful, cosy cottage within easy reach of a lot of things to do."

    Highly recommended - perfect. The break was not long enough!

    Reviewed by LeslieJun 2011

  • "The area was very scenic - ideal location for coast and moors."

    Excellent for walks. Very good food, nice country pubs.

    Reviewed by LanceJun 2011

  • "This is the first time we have booked with Sykes Cottages and because of the efficient website we will book again."

    All the information given to us was correct and we arrived at the superb Beckside Cottage to find it better than we expected. The owners gave us a friendly welcome and were available should we have needed them.

    Reviewed by AlexanderMay 2011

  • "We love this property, we have been several times and it just gets better and better."

    So cosy!!

    Reviewed by LynnNov 2010

  • "Excellent cottage in a every quiet location, local pub/restaurant only 2 minutes walk away."

    Beautiful area of the North Yorkshire moors. Welcomed by owner on arrival and was available if needed.

    Reviewed by GrahamOct 2010

  • "The setting in the village of Lastingham was excellent, with the property set in peaceful and truly rural surroundings - watching sheep herding in the street was a particular highlight."

    Some fine walks are easily accessible from the village on foot.

    Reviewed by ZackJul 2010

  • "The location, the owners were very helpful, the cottage over all was really good."

    Reviewed by SusanJun 2010

  • "A lovely cottage in an almost indescribably wonderful area."

    the whole village is just what the North York Moors are all about. Wonderful walking.

    Reviewed by StephenMay 2010

  • "Complete peace and quiet with lovely views from windows of the beck running past."

    Very cosy and warm cottage.

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2010

  • "The owners welcomed us when we arrived, then left us in peace."

    That was lovely.

    Reviewed by DianeDec 2009

  • "A lovely position and a very pretty village."

    Reviewed by AnnSep 2009

  • "I have been to this cottage before and loved it."

    I still do.

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2009

  • "Village location good, and location of cottage in the village was excellent."

    Owners very friendly and helpful, but respectful of our space.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2009

  • "Very relaxing holiday, pretty village, the cottage was ideal and we had a lovely week."

    I would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone want a bit of peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2009

  • "It was a very nice cottage in a very quiet hamlet."

    Close enough to all the touristy places.

    Reviewed by LeslieJul 2009

  • "Beautiful countryside and so very quiet, just what I needed."

    The holiday ended too soon!

    Reviewed by Michael NJun 2009

  • "Everything was perfect here - lovely cottage, very helpful owner and a friendly village."

    We wished we had stayed for two weeks.

    Reviewed by JoanJun 2009

  • "Immaculate cottage - very helpful/friendly owners."

    Quiet location yet convenient for local tourist attractions. Excellent local pub.

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2009

  • "The situation was excellent in an enchantingly quiet village."

    The cottage was cosy and comfortable.

    Reviewed by IanMay 2009

  • "One of the most relaxing cottages we have ever stayed in."

    The welcome from the owners was second to none!

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2009

  • "An excellent base for walking."

    The bottle of wine in the fridge was a nice touch. Village pub 'The Blacksmith Inn', great for food. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by ChristineFeb 2009

  • "We loved the whole package."

    Soothing, relaxing, to go to sleep and wake up in the morning to the sound of the water lapping from the beck - brilliant. We certainly shall be back and we have already spread the word and told all of our friends. Plenty of things to do all within a short distance - who could ask for anything more. Loved the walks - even the ones on the doorstep on to the moors.

    Reviewed by AlistairJul 2008

  • "Lovely cottage, superb moors village location with excellent walking on doorstep and great pub."

    Definitely an ideal place to relax and chill out.

    Reviewed by RussellMay 2008

  • "Friendly welcome from owner - but then 'left alone' to enjoy privacy."

    Very compact property and well designed. Loved being next to the beck and having a sheltered patio to sit in.

    Reviewed by JeanMar 2008

  • "A quaint, quiet, beautiful cottage, perfect for a quiet holiday with access to all facilities you require."

    Accommodation and hosts perfect.

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2007

  • "A superb sunny cottage which perfectly suited our requirements."

    Reviewed by WilliamSep 2007

  • "Excellent centre for all kinds of things."

    Friendly village atmosphere. We loved the direct access to good walking without having to get in the car again. Owner was particularly helpful and friendly. Local pub welcoming and with good traditional food. We'll be back!

    Reviewed by Catherine MaryApr 2007

  • "The welcome from the owner, the area, scenery, local pub, location, you name it and it was ideal!"

    Reviewed by StevenMar 2007

  • "We were made very welcome and it was a very relaxing place to spend Christmas."

    The cottage was nice and warm, very well equipped and in excellent condition. The local pub was very good as was the New Inn at Cropton.

    Reviewed by RogerDec 2006

  • "It is very pleasant to sit on the patio by the beach in the evening."

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2006

  • "The cottage was in the most beautiful setting, and was very good for travelling to different parts of the area."

    Would go back there anytime.

    Reviewed by FinlaySep 2006

  • "Quiet location, excellent surroundings and a warm welcome from the owner."

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2006

  • "The cottage was lovely, clean and cosy."

    Good welcome from owners. The village was really peaceful with a lovely church. Food in the Blacksmiths Arms was first class.

    Reviewed by DavidAug 2006

  • "We were made to feel very welcome on arrival, the locals were very friendly, very relaxing."

    The scenery was breathtaking and the cottage was central to most major attractions.

    Reviewed by TinaAug 2006

  • "A friendly welcome and chats with the owner all through the week in peace and quiet."

    Reviewed by KennethJul 2006

  • "We enjoyed every part of the holiday."

    This was our 2nd visit the cottage, it is lovely. You just unwind as soon as you arrive and the owner is very thoughtful and very helpful. We would definitely look at other cottages through Sykes if this is the standard.

    Reviewed by RonJun 2006

  • "Standard of the accommodation."

    Reviewed by HaroldMay 2006

  • "Perfect cottage, village and locality for quiet relaxation."

    Helpful and obliging hostess. Overall, a first class cottage - even if the weather is unkind, it's still good to be there.

    Apr 2006

  • "A lovely cottage, right next to the beck in a lovely village."

    the owners were very helpful and friendly - we were invited for mulled wine and mince pies on Christmas Eve. Very cosy and warm. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by CDec 2005

  • "Ideally situated for Moors, seaside and other tourist attractions."

    Reviewed by CynthiaOct 2005

  • "Very quiet peaceful area- good local pubs and restaurants."

    Easy access to all North York Moors areas.

    Reviewed by CillaSep 2005

  • "Peaceful location, stunning scenery."

    Ideally situated for touring North Yorks.

    Reviewed by BrianAug 2005

  • "A very warm welcome by the owners."

    An idyllic holiday cottage, could not fault a thing.

    Reviewed by SJul 2005

  • "Friendly welcome."

    Ideal location for walking and visits to places of interest. Local pub to be recommended for real ale selection and great food.

    Reviewed by PhilMay 2005

  • "The property was superb."

    I would highly recommend this to anyone.

    Reviewed by TrevorMay 2005

  • "Cosy cottage set in a tranquil village setting."

    Friendly people and great pub, with quality food and real ales.

    Reviewed by ChristopherMar 2005

  • "Beautiful outlook, very peaceful."

    Great for bird watching from patio. Blacksmith's Arms has good food and beer!

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2005

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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.


  • 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

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About the location


Kirbymoorside 5 miles; Pickering 7 miles; Yorkshire Coast 25 miles; York 30 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. There’s an abundance of castles, abbeys, churches and stately homes to visit, including the magnificent Castle Howard. 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
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