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Levenbeck Cottage

(Ref. 1021280)

Kildale near Stokesley, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


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

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a very enjoyable week at Levenbeck Cottage which is very well appointed with a spacious lounge and kitchen."

    The garden, with its trout stream running through it, was a wildlife haven with rabbits, a heron, ducks and ducklings, numerous birds. There are walks from the doorstep and several places worth visiting are a short car journey away with Whitby being a favourite. Although we did not meet our hosts a goodies pack was awaiting our arrival and was much appreciated. David, Celia & Molly.

    Reviewed by David4.7May 2024

  • "The cottage was lovely comfortable like home from home ."

    Watching the little rabbit's was nice for my mum brought back childhood memories siting out side with the river and birds was so peaceful. In all perfect place. ON the funny side watching my little dogs face wene the rabbit's disappeared down there burrows was funny

    Reviewed by Jill5.0May 2024

  • "Fantastic cottage in a superb location for sightseeing around North Yorkshire and further afield."

    Would definitely recommend and hope to be back.

    Reviewed by Robin5.0Mar 2024

  • "Wonderful stay as usual."

    Everything was very clean and comfortable. Lovely hamper left for our arrival. Lovely to see all the wildlife especially the little rabbits in the garden. Thank you to Tracy and Geoff.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2024

  • "We have stopped at Levenbeck a number of times and we absolutely love it, it’s a real home from home."

    Everything u need is here. It’s very clean, cozy and comfortable and the views are amazing. If you like to see wildlife you won’t be disappointed. We had three rabbits visit most days. Absolutely love it here and the owners Geoff and Tracy are very excellent.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage is absolutely stunning To say we have had a fantastic holiday is ..."

    The cottage is absolutely stunning To say we have had a fantastic holiday is an understatement The welcome hamper is certainly something we didn’t expect and was so lovely Spotless is one word to best describe this home from home and our two cats that travel every where with us loved watching the rabbits in the garden To sit with a real log fire listening to owls in the garden t night was a treat for a couple who as kids grew up in the countryside The stream we we just had to record the sounds to listen to at home And to arrive back one evening to see a famous steam train on the single track adjacent to the garden what a thrill Thank you for a wonderful break

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Sep 2023

  • "The cottage was lovely the owners left a list of places to visit that was really ..."

    The cottage was lovely the owners left a list of places to visit that was really helpful the arrival pack was really good will visit again

    Reviewed by Andrew4.4Jul 2023

  • "The cottage is really loverly,and quiet,trains are about 8a day, Very near to the cottage."

    Places to go and visit and a lot of walking.clean and welcome pack was welcoming .

    Reviewed by Maria4.4Jul 2023

  • "Ideal base for North Yorkshire Moors and coastal area."

    Had a very enjoyable stay at this cottage which is in a lovely peaceful rural setting. Although it is next to a railway line the diesel trains go through within 5 seconds, only about 6 a day, and they weren't very noisy so this wasn't a problem, in fact it was quite a novelty! The garden is not dog secure but we did manage to block the back garden from the front area successfully so our dog couldn't escape. Would certainly re-book.

    Reviewed by Glynis3.8Jun 2023

  • "Had a lovely holiday, will book again everything we needed, thanks for the lovely hamper and plenty of logs to keep us toasty."

    Reviewed by Janette5.0May 2023

  • "Set in a beautifull location, Cottage was very clean comfortable, and everything ..."

    Set in a beautifull location, Cottage was very clean comfortable, and everything you required was provided, lovely welcome pack left by owners was much appreciated, thank you Sue

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Apr 2023

  • "It's my 2nd stay at levenbeck ."

    Lovely place . Fab setting . Just love it there .

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2023

  • "Absolutely fabulous time had by all."

    Cottage was very clean, tidy and comfortable. Setting is beautiful with very pretty views, lots of wildlife out of every window. Will definitely visit again and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2023

  • "The cottage was of a very high standard."

    I have stayed at many over the years and this rates as one of the best. Spacious, tastefully decorated, very clean and with so much to offer. It is also the best in terms of providing everything you need regarding kitchen utensils, crockery etc. It is in the most peaceful of locations with the local train occasionally passing by which adds to its appeal. You can watch the rabbits that visit the large garden from your windows. The woodburner was fantastic, comfortable furnishings, bathroom and kitchen spacious, clean and modern. The owners left the best welcome pack I have ever had and were friendly with the phone and email contact I had with them. You can get a train to places such as Whitby or Newcastle and stay for 4 hours and the little railway station is just 20 mins walk through the lovely quiet hamlet nearby. I already miss being there and wouldn't hesitate to come again

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Oct 2022

  • "Absolutely fantastic stay."

    Cottage is really lovely as is the surrounding countryside. Very clean and extremely comfortable. Amazing views all round. Have stopped here numerous times and hope to again in the future.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2022

  • "Levenbeck Cottage is absolutely lovely!"

    It is set in a beautiful, peaceful location, surrounded by the countryside and the moors. The cottage itself is very spacious and is beautifully furnished and decorated. It was really nice to read the history on the cottage which was provided by the owners in our welcome pack. The welcome pack was full of useful information as was the leaflets provided about local attractions and walks. We all loved the living room and as a family we spent every evening playing bingo followed by a film. The owners had thought of everything from complimentary toiletries and plenty of towels to toys, games, books and dvds. We even had a lovely gift basket with the essentials waiting for us on our arrival! We have had one of our best holidays and we loved the cottage so much we are all hoping to return next summer!

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fantastic, absolutely love it."

    Been a number of times now and already booked up for a week in September.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Jul 2022

  • "First let us say that the accuracy score relates only to the minor fact that directions are only from Guisborough."

    (Not ideal for those travelling from the south) The property is as described and ideal in its location for visiting the Yorkshire Moors be that by cycle, car out on foot. The facilities are first class and as good as we have found in similar accommodation in the UK and further afield. Finally, and most important, the owners are a delightful couple who we believe will go out of their way to ensure that your holiday there is enjoyable and stress free if you have a problem.

    Reviewed by Hugh4.7Jun 2022

  • "My sister and myself take my father away to sykes cottages over the last couple of years."

    We have never had any problems with any of them. We especially liked Levenbeck cottage for the quietness, all the facilities and the home from home experience. The pleasure of waking up and seeing all the wildlife that visited the garden and the occasional trains that passed, made the day. When living in a busy city it was just what we wanted. The owners were so welcoming, leaving a welcoming pack of essential was lovely, and they we're easily contactable. They let us know we could go in earlier as the cottage was ready. I would recommend this cottage to family and friends and on our list of cottages to return to. Thanks T and G.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jun 2022

  • "There was a lot of bits and pieces of food etc sun lotion vinegar jars coffee ..."

    There was a lot of bits and pieces of food etc sun lotion vinegar jars coffee spag etc and lots of it the cupboards was dirty and when we got there sitting was not enough four chairs in kitchen and stools not that comfortable to sit and eat on and only sitting for five in lounge one of us sat on floor no hand rail which means less mobile struggle up steps and we couldnt light fire as no fire guard hot water even with the booster is not enough for six people trains run early hours of morning 12oclock at night 3am 5am not returning with covid was not that clean

    Thank you for your comments, we would like to respond as follows: - there were a few items of ours in the top cupboards (the jars were just home-made chutney) as this is our home in-between guests - these have now been removed. Salt, pepper, condiments are there in-case any of our guests forget their own and are welcome to use ours, if they so wish. - regarding the "dirt" in the cupboard, we could only find spillled pepper from the pepper grinder and as for the rest of the cottage, as can been seen from our previous feedback, we have never dropped points on the cleanliness and can assure everyone we take Covid cleaning extremely seriously - please read all the reviews. - just a note for anyone who is enquiring about the cottage - we are not on mains water or gas so the shower is on an immersion heater. - regarding the trains, normally the last train is at 11.30pm and the first is around 7am, unfortunately if Network Rail choose to work through the night, which does happen very occasionally, we are really sorry but this is obviously beyond our control. Update: - we have exchanged the stools in the kitchen for more chairs, added an extra chair in the living room and a fireguard and a handrail on the front steps. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Susan2.8Apr 2022

  • "Absolutely stunning cottage, lovely location."

    Cannot fault this place at all.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Mar 2022

  • "Great base to explore the area ."

    ...snowed on the way up really nice to arrive at a lovely and warm property....well equipped kitchen had all that we needed .... plethora of books dvds and games to keep all ages happy... welcome basket with bread milk etc was a nice touch ...piece and quiet is what we wanted and we definitely got that .....Great place to unwind from the rat race...

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Feb 2022

  • "Property owner was very helpful with any questions we had and left a lovely, unexpected welcome basket and presents under the Christmas tree (our children loved this touch and the toy boxes)."

    Property is a great size and in an excellent location to explore the area.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Dec 2021

  • "The cottage is great, wonderful, we had a lovely stay, well done."

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage- idillic setting - perfect facilities."

    We were able to get easily to shops , cafes, restaurants and the coast was not too far away either - a beautiful drive across the moors to Saltburn or Whitby. We also found the Yorkshire cycle hub at Fryup which turned out to be a gem of a place. The only possible criticism would be the lack of a rail on the steps to aid entry for those who may not be so mobile.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage is warm & comfortable in beautiful surroundings with a lovely garden & many places to visit are viable."

    We really appreciated the welcome Hamper along with the wood burner with adequate logs etc! However the biggest difficulty for any family (just four of us) is that the shower was abysmal - just a trickle of water not actually a “shower!” (Just a dribbles sadly!) The bath itself could not fill our needs, though was used, took ALL the hot water available - so not adequate for potentially 6 guests! Sadly, after many years of self catering, this is the worst shower we have ever encountered (including staying on a Campsite!) Something than can be easily fixed for future guests is better lighting in the lounge, as impossible to read books/play games! (higher wattage bulbs & better shades would be an improvement!) But we had an enjoyable stay thank you!

    Reviewed by Janet3.4Oct 2021

  • "Absolutely splendid."

    Thoroughly enjoyed. We have been a number of occasions now and will visit again.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2021

  • "Excellent location for walking,relaxing."

    Sightseeing. Quite location with wildlife from the local stream nearby. Property had everything you needed.

    Reviewed by Mark4.7Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, beautiful location."

    Could not fault it.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely large bungalow with 3 large bedrooms in a fantastic rural location."

    However, this place will not suit people who like to walk to a pub, shops or restaurant as nearest place is about 4 miles away. This didn’t bother me. Lovely walks straight from the bungalow and picking up the Cleveland Way and only a short drive to the coast.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Jul 2021

  • "Peace & quiet & a lovely cottage."

    Reviewed by A5.0Jun 2021

  • "A beautiful place."

    Quite isolated but it suited us. Very peaceful. Could have done with a second bathroom which would have been the icing on the cake.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7May 2021

  • "Lovely bungalow surrounded by fields, sheep & rabbits."

    It is quiet and isolated with the facilities of Great Ayton just 3 miles away. We enjoyed a meal at the Dudley Arms in New Ingleborough not too far away.

    Reviewed by Angela4.4May 2021

  • "We’ve stopped at this cottage 3 times and already booked for our 4th trip later in the year."

    If you love walking and being away from lots of people this is the place for you but it’s not too far to go to local villages/towns. It’s lovely and clean, very comfortable and has beautiful surroundings. Has everything you could possibly need.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0May 2021

  • "If anyone wants peace and quiet holiday,countryside,bird watching,birds of prey,wildlife in general then this is the place for you."

    Spotlessly Clean throughout. The only way to describe this place is like a Beatrix Potter/David Attenborough Style Cottage Home From Home. Easy 1/2 hour to 45 minutes drive to Whitby & Scarboro and the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors just at the end of the road. My wife and myself spent our 25th wedding anniversary here Late April 2021 / May 2021 for 2 weeks.All we can say is "Wow".From the first day on arrival the owners Jeff & Tracey left us a very generous hamper and a very kind anniversary card & present and many extra tinned & dried food e.t.c in the Kitchen. A more than adequate & beautiful Kitchen stocked to the brim with Utensils( Probably more than a celeb chef),and a superb view of wildlife and baby lambs in the field and hills behind. Modern Full Size Cooker, A Slow Cooker.Halogen Cooker all came in very useful. Huge built in cupboard freezer and a seperate built in fridge. Very comfortable living room with superb log fire and great views from all angles.(Owners leave you plenty of coal and logs and back up logs outside) Bedrooms very calm,comfortable with beautiful bed linen. Gorgeous Bathroom with Bath & Shower. We could see that Jeff & Tracy were learning their trade from starting last year and that improvements were been carried out to a high standard.I imagine when they have finished completing their ideas for this place it will be one of the most sought after places in the county to take a holiday. The wildlife - well where do i start, Resident wild Pheasants and Partridges & Mallard Ducks who were hilarious.Loads of rabbits and warrens within the grounds with the source of the river Leven stream running around the whole one side of the property.Many Rare Birds,Great Tit,Coal Tit,Woodpecker,Finch,gorgeous sounding Lapwings,Warblers & loads more.You can hear the tranquil running water from the stream from many windows.and kitchen and living room patio doors where the wildlife use both sides of the garden to join and entertain you and are all so beautiful with many characters (The one pheasent in particular who was the king of the roost) Then there was the Birds Of Prey - "Wow" We saw a kestrel in the tree outside the bedroom window,many buzzards,A Group of White Hawks regular hunting the surrounding fields.Heard many owls at knight from the woods in the distance. Then if that was'nt enough on the moor at nearby Commondale we were blessed with sighting a White Tailed Eagle (A Life time achievement for us)It was huge and glided above us like a small aeroplane in complete silence on the moor. Stokesley And Great Ayrton 4 - 5 miles away can accommodate all groceries with in particular lovely produce on Stokesley Market On Fridays,Gorgeous Bakeries and Butchers and a Mccall's & Co Op Shops to cater for all other needs.Be sure to visit the farm shop at Fletchers in Little Ayrton 4 Miles away. Both my wife and myself have a wealth of experience in Tourism & Hospitality and we see Levenbrook as a 10 out of 10.It has to be exceptional good for us to rate that score for a holiday. One last note the property has wi-fi and remember been around the valleys and the hills it will be patchy.It does work well in certain areas of the cottage and please remember and try not to complain if it is patchy as this holiday brings you back to basics from the rat race of life and at the end of the day wi-fi is not important,the peace and quiet and the wildlife here is. We thank Jeff and Tracy and wish them all the success they deserve with Levenbrook that they deserve and we will try to return if life allows in the very near future. Many thanks for making our anniversary perfect. Mr & Mrs K.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Apr 2021

  • "The countryside round about is lovely and yet you are not far from the coast."

    I was a bit worried about the cottage being so close to the railway line but once there, it didn't bother me at all - the trains are gone past before you know it and there are only a few each day.

    Reviewed by Yvonne4.7Oct 2020

  • "Levenbeck cottage is lovely."

    It's really comfortable and in a fabulous location with good views. It is very well equipped with everything you need for a very enjoyable stay. There were toiletries in every bedroom, plenty of logs for the stove and an extremely generous welcome pack. There are walks from the door and lots of places to visit not too far away. One day we caught the train in the village which is just over a mile away, to Whitby and the journey was very scenic. We also enjoyed the garden and saw a weasel, a kestrel, lots of buzzards and dozens of rabbits. We also heard tawny owls on several nights. I accidentally left some earrings behind and Tracy and Geoff very kindly posted them on to me. We would definitely like to return and will recommend Levenbeck cottage to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.7Oct 2020

  • "We loved staying at Levenbeck Cottage, although unfortunately had to return home during our second week."

    We have rented a lot of holiday cottages, and felt Levenbeck Cottage was the best in terms if comfort, cleanliness, amenities and location. The welcome pack was a nice thought, and the towels and bed linen were very clean and good quality. This is the first year for Tracy and Geoff, they should be proud of what they are providing - hope to return. First time to North Yorkshire Moors, some beautiful scenery and pretty villages. Also coast within easy reach, particularly Runswick Bay (which was a favourite). Margaret and Stephen Mead

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2020

  • "Gorgeous spacious cottage in beautiful location, friendly and helpful owners and plenty of things to entertain children."

    Highly recommend, lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by Donna5.0Aug 2020

  • "It is a great place to spend a few days in this lovely area."

    The cottage is immaculate with careful thought given to everything needed for a carefree stay. Would strongly recommend.

    Reviewed by Val5.0Aug 2020

  • "A well equipped, comfortable cottage in a beautiful location."

    The owners were very helpful and friendly. The garden is beautiful and the kids loved playing in the stream.

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Aug 2020

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  • All ground floor, three bedrooms: 2 x double and 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, hand-held shower, separate walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner, sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Electric central heating throughout and woodburning stove, electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer
  • TV, DVD and a selection of books and games and limited WIFI
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Front lawned garden with river and rear lawned garden with river, patio and furniture
  • Pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 miles, pub 3.2 miles
  • Note: Due to the location of the property, the WiFi connection is not very strong
  • Note: Please supervise children at all times in the garden areas, as the river is unfenced

The property

Great Ayton 5.1 miles.

Situated within the small hamlet of Kildale, Levenbeck Cottage offers stunning scenery, rural settings and plenty of adventure, perfect for a family or group of friends to explore the North York Moors National Park and beyond.

An all ground floor dwelling, it provides an ideal layout for all members of the family to come along on your fun-filled break, with flexible sleeping arrangements in the form of two doubles and a twin, you can ensure that everyone can catch up on their rest.

Be greeted into the spacious hallway and step into the sitting room, where you will find ample seating for all huddled around the warmth of the woodburning stove, offering no better way to spend your evenings inside with your loved ones.

The kitchen holds a dining space for everyone to gather together to enjoy a home-cooked meal, with contemporary fixtures and fittings juxtaposing the traditional homely feel of the dwelling, you can be sure that there’s character around every corner.

Open up the patio doors in the summer months and let in the fresh countryside breeze while your canine companions run around freely, dipping their noses in the stream amongst the trout.

Both the front and the back garden provide lawned areas for your little ones to play with your supervision, as well as making a lovely spot to enjoy a cooling beverage in the summer months.

Take in the views from the garden of your rural settings and the train that runs past, or hop on the train yourself, running four times a day, here you can access the popular seaside resort of Whitby.

Whitby hosts a wide selection of attractions from historic sites to golden beaches, offering something for every adventurer.

Staying close to the property you can find Great Ayton, an attractive village offering a quaint and quintessential experience, perfect for a tranquil afternoon activity.

In reach of an abundance of walking routes, the coast and various major towns, Levenbeck Cottage is an ideal retreat for those seeking the best of North Yorkshire.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £125.

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About the location


Great Ayton 3 miles; Saltburn-by-the–Sea 14 miles.

Stokesley is an attractive, elegant, historic market town which was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, with many interesting Georgian and Victorian buildings. The River Leven flows through the town and is crossed by the ancient Pack Horse Bridge. Levenside provides visitors with a peaceful riverside walk, well planted with trees, as a contrast to the bustle of the High Street. The town has a distinguished wide cobbled main street lined with Georgian and Regency buildings. It is well served with shops, banks, public houses and restaurants and the weekly Friday markets are held on the main square. Just off the market square is the Church of St Peter & St Paul which has woodwork carved by the Mouseman of Kilburn. Surrounded by the Cleveland Hills and close to the northern edge of the North York Moors, Stokesley provides an ideal base from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales, the heather clad North Yorkshire Moors and the pretty market towns of Great Ayton, Northallerton and Thirsk. The seaside spa resort of Saltburn is 30 mins drive away whilst Whitby, Runswick Bay and Robin Hoods Bay are within easy reach.