Secure your holiday for £20.
Limited availability, could end at any time.T&Cs Apply.
Icon/Navigation/Chevron/Left Back to search
1 of 24 View Image Gallery
  • Erica's 'eaven - North Yorkshire (incl. Whitby) - 929845 - photo 1

Erica's 'eaven

(Ref. 929845)

Farndale near Kirkbymoorside, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

Accuracy of the listing
Facilities and Maintenance
  • All reviews
  • cottage (35)
  • lovely (29)
  • stay (24)
  • owners (19)
  • friendly (19)
  • location (18)

66 Customer Reviews

  • "Excellent cottage perfect for a couple or family of 3."

    Really well equipped with everything needed for a very comfortable stay. Very friendly owners who also provided much appreciated welcome gifts of chocolate, fresh eggs, biscuits and a bottle of bubbly. Perfect location for exploring North Yorkshire and the Moors, with walks from the doorstep. Will definitely return and highly recommend.

    Reviewed by L5.0Jun 2024

  • "Once again exellent stay, wonderfull hosts would highly reccomend"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2024

  • "Our second visit, so thrilled to have found somewhere which is a perfect holiday stay!"

    Already booked for Oct24 & June25, so we obviously like it! An accurate property description, surrounding area fabulous what ever the weather. Great places to eat nearby.

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0May 2024

  • "We really enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend this cottage"

    Reviewed by Carol3.4Mar 2024

  • "A perfect dog friendly property with friendly owners."

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Dec 2023

  • "Everything was lovely and immaculate… Recent cottages have been slightly disappointing but this has everything we needed ."

    Lovely touches to leave a few provisions and dressing gowns … Thanks for everything!

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Nov 2023

  • "Steps are very high."

    if you have knee problems this property isnt for you.we didnt know how how big a drop they were so only stayed the night

    Reviewed by John4.4Oct 2023

  • "The most wonderful dog perfect cottage for both us and our 9yrs old Leonberger,Soda ."

    Everything you could think of is supplied and the setting tranquil and relaxing!Yes,the weather was gorgeous,but we would have had a great time what ever .Ponies, Alpacas, sheep and chickens are all here,adding to the ambience.Sarita and David were great hosts,supplying lots of goodies,even bubbles!(to drink)!Local pub,The Royal Oak,dog friendly and way above normal pub food,great staff.We have already booked for next year in May,so we feel extremely lucky to have found the perfect cottage! Thank you

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Sep 2023

  • "An absolute amazing little gem."

    We had a fabulous week. From arriving with the little welcome gifts and leaving everything was fantastic. Lots of lovely walks around and lots of lovely places to visit.

    Reviewed by Matthew5.0Jul 2023

  • "Nice quiet location."

    Well equipped cottage with everything we needed. Lots of information about walks in the area and other things to do. Easy parking. Good clear directions to get there. Lovely welcome pack. Dressing gowns were a nice touch.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2023

  • "Host very friendly and helpful."

    Such a peaceful and relaxing location. Dry food available to feed the alpacas, chickens and sheep. Perfect for a short stay.

    Reviewed by Melvyn5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely hosts, fabulous cottage and surroundings, thanks for the welcome gifts."

    Would highly reccomend

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Thank you for a wonderful stay."

    The cottage had everything we needed and was in a good location for exploring the area. We loved feeding the animals on the farm too. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely stay , comfortable, clean well presented ."

    The fresh farm milk , Easter mini eggs and treats for tillie

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2023

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage, beautiful, peaceful setting and we loved feeding and petting the lambs, alpacas and ponies."

    Was a brilliantly well equipped cottage, comfy beds, and friendly hosts.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2023

  • "The accommodation had everything that we needed."

    We got treats on arrival for the humans and the furry friends. Great touch. The whole property is beautiful and you can enjoy the company of friendly Alpacas that made their way to meet us every time we went outside. We were lucky to see the very young lambs running around. Definitely I would try to book again if back in the area! Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely, warm, comfortable cottage."

    Everything you would need provided. Lovely welcome package for both guests and dog Great location for good walks straight from the doorstep. Friendly welcoming owners, who were there if needed. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jan 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in Erica's eaven."

    Thanks for the gifts. It was a lovely quiet location. It's a shame that there is no telephone signal and the WiFi wasn't working. And for us and older people the sofas were a bit too low. ( I'm 6ft 6ins tall). My wife found the flamingo on the bedroom wall a bit scary. Overall we had a lovely time.

    I am sorry the Wi-Fi had been unplugged inside the cottage somehow maybe it was caught by the hoover whilst cleaning Property Owner

    Reviewed by David4.4Dec 2022

  • "A nice cosy cottage, very quite location,ideal for relaxing and having walks."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2022

  • "What an amazing find!"

    ! The cottage was a really good size and when we arrived our host had left a little care package so we could enjoy tea and a biscuit after our journey! The animals are great and our son loved going to feed them every-morning. Our hosts couldn’t do enough for us, always happy to help and point us in the right direction. No shortage of nice pubs around but we particularly enjoyed the Crown in Hutton-le-hole.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Oct 2022

  • "5 Star, better than described, wonderful stay, complimentary wine, eggs and ..."

    5 Star, better than described, wonderful stay, complimentary wine, eggs and doggy treats as well, very friendly, would book again

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent property and hosts."

    All the lovely extras were unexpected and very enjoyable. Weather could have been kinder would have loved just to sit in the sunshine and watch the animals Chickens so funny and friendly the alpacas and sheep kept me entertained. Location peaceful but not far from anything. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2022

  • "A really restful stay - ideally located for lots of local walks, and easy access to local towns/villages."

    This area of the moors is much quieter/less touristy than the Eastern side, hence why we came to this area, and the cottage is a great choice from which to explore. Based on a farm, there are lots of animals to say hello to, quite a relaxing thing to do too! The owners have treated a really nice place, with lots of useful items (way more than expected from a self-cat cottage, but really welcome to help create a nice holiday experience). The welcome treats were a lovely touch :)

    Reviewed by Luke5.0Apr 2022

  • "Warm welcome from the owners, who provided lots of local information during our stay."

    The accommodation was very comfortable with excellent outlook from the lounge. A variety of interesting livestock can be seen on the farm. Numerous local walks are also accessible from the doorstep. Fully recommended for relaxing, walking, cycling or a base to visit North Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2022

  • "The property was excellent overall, clean, well furnished and presented and comfortable."

    I would have given it 5 had it not been for the wifi. The site has no mobile phone signal so the wifi is the only communications link. The wifi was intermittent during the day, occasionally it worked but mostly it gave an error message, either "Can't obtain an IP address" or "Connected, no Internet". From 10.15pm into the night it worked perfectly. The wifi in the cottage is by Devolo wifi extenders and they flashed a red led fairly often. I am guessing they lost contact with the router. The IP address issue is a setup problem. We do plan to go back.

    Reviewed by Barry4.7Mar 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our time here, as did our dog Hettie, which is always a good sign!"

    A needed welcome break in the cottage. The full length windows in the lounge let in so much light giving an airy feel to the living space, and the bedroom is lovely and quiet on a night. We would recommend this cottage and it’s situation in the beautiful Yorkshire Moors.

    Reviewed by Clare4.7Feb 2022

  • "What a fantastic cottage."

    Really relaxing. Owners so friendly and kind. Cottage had everything you needed. Alpacas were also a bonus!!!. Will definitely be back. Thankyou

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Feb 2022

  • "The property was clean, warm, cosy, well equipped and in a beautiful location."

    The owners are lovely and helpful people. The welcome pack was a lovely touch. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jan 2022

  • "Whould just like to say thank you for a lovely stay!"

    I have no complaints at all 10/10. The only thing i would recommend is upgrading your WiFi boosters. But you said it your self they are old. Many thanks and will be seeing you again.

    Reviewed by Daniel4.7Dec 2021

  • "Everything OK,."

    Just Internet was hit and miss,.no phone signal,,so if you want Internet and phone all the time maybe this place isn't for you,,couldn't fault the owners or the place all good there,,

    Reviewed by John5.0Nov 2021

  • "It was really peaceful, beautiful views and countryside."

    The cottage was extremely well equipped. We really enjoyed our stay there.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2021

  • "Our 2nd stay at this farm and we thoroughly enjoyed it again."

    Erica’s ‘eaven was spotlessly clean, had everything we needed for self catering, it was warm, there was ample hot water, a comfortable bed and the owners who were friendly and helpful, were excellent hosts. Access to a freezer was useful so we didn’t need to spend valuable holiday time shopping. The cottage is in a pretty spot, down a farm lane with lovely views. There are numerous walks from the door, in woodland, beside the river, over moorland and down country lanes. It was very easy to relax, we felt at home instantly and would love to return. We enjoyed feeding the animals and hens, and walking with the alpacas too. Altogether a very successful holiday.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely cottage very clean and well decorated."

    Comfy bed and all other furniture and equipment in good order. The hospitality goodies were really appreciated. The location is very rural and charming,with animals in the fields, the alpacas were very tame and keen to have treats. There are lots of places to visit within 20 miles.

    Reviewed by Marian5.0Oct 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage in the most peaceful surroundings."

    Well equipped for everything that you'd need & extremely clean. Also lovely owners who can't do enough for you, we will certainly return. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely idyllic setting, exactly what we were looking for."

    Owners most helpful & plenty of wonderful walks. We felt so relaxed straight away.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2021

  • "The owners are very friendly and welcoming but stay in the background, they are helpful with any problems and go out of their way to try and solve them."

    The situation of the cottage couldn't be better for peace and quiet,with plenty of wildlife to observe. For us the only down side as two 70 year olds was the lack of comfy chairs. The sofas provided were too low and much to soft, people like ourselves with back problems will find rising very difficult. Otherwise a brilliant property, we highly recommend it if tranquility is what you want.

    Reviewed by Shelagh4.1Apr 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage friendly welcome would highly recommend this place"

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely and peaceful hideaway."

    Some beautiful alpacas who the friendly owner Sarita allows you to walk with her. Owners live close by but are not at all intrusive and are always at hand should you need anything. Clean and comfortable barn conversion. Very generous welcome pack on arrival and even feed for the chickens and alpacas. Some thoughtful touches for that extra special break. We would recommend this holiday let in this beautiful place

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jul 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful part of Yorkshire great walks from the door very peaceful ideal place to unwind and relax will definitely visit again."

    Reviewed by Arthur5.0Jul 2020

  • "This lovely cottage is just wonderful."

    There is absolutely everything you will need and the lovely touches of Prosecco, lovely big box of chocolates, dog treats milk etc are just brilliant. The owners go above and beyond to make your stay enjoyable. Would definitely recommend and we hope to come back soon. Chris and Glynn and Jessie the cockapoo.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Feb 2020

  • "A beautiful cottage, fitted out to a high standard, in beautiful surroundings."

    Reviewed by Christine Ann5.0Nov 2019

  • "Very comfortable, cosy cottage set in a lovely quiet area."

    Generous welcome pack. Friendly and helpful owner , nothing too much trouble.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Oct 2019

  • "Really enjoyed the Cottage."

    Narita left us a few welcome gifts.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Sep 2019

  • "The location was idyllic, the owner was lovely, and helpful for anything we needed."

    The accommodation was beautifully done, very clean and the little welcome gifts were really thoughtful. Our dog was very welcome, and was allowed into two paddocks to get her exercise. We hope to return there in the future.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Sep 2019

  • "Erica's 'eaven was a super place to stay."

    The property is detached, spacious, comfortable and well equipped. We loved the quirky touches like the book shelves and towel rail. the kitchen was very well equipped with a dishwasher and plenty of crockery, cookwear and utensils. We made breakfast then ate out remainder of day, there are plenty of pubs serving great food in the nearby villages. The property had a large TV/DVD and there was a good selection of DVD's to choose from and plenty of detailed local maps for walking etc. There were some great walks and routes you could cycle (mountain bikes) direct from the farm .... oh yes, it was lovely to see the animals whilst sitting outside on the patio or in the courtyard. Rare breeds cattle, sheep, alpacas and the chickens (try those eggs OMG! delicious)

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Jun 2019

  • "Every aspect of the accommodation was first class and the thoughtfulness of the little extras (eggs, milk, chocolate, fizz etc) was very unexpected and very much appreciated."

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2019

  • "Owner had thought hard to provide all the extra touches which made our stay extra specially excellent in every way"

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0May 2019

  • "We thoughly enjoyed our break at Erica’s Eaven."

    The property has everything you need and right on your doorstep is the Yorkshire Moors which our dogs enjoyed exploring. It is a stunning quiet spot to get away from everything but you are still able to travel to York and other surrounding villages. We will be back.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage welcome pack on arrival owners couldn't do enough to make sure all our needs were met ."

    Would definitely visit again and recommend to friends and family .

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Mar 2019

  • "An extremely well equipped cottage on a farm."

    The owner was most helpful and provided lots of information. A great spot for exploring the beautiful villages and towns of the area.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Feb 2019

  • "Stunning! The cottage is beautiful and in such a perfect quiet location surrounded by beautiful animals."

    The additional touches of biscuits, eggs, milk, chocolate, newspaper and prosecco left for us was simply perfect and very thoughtful of the owner - very much appreciated. Can't wait to return next year.

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Nov 2018

  • "On arrival at the cottage we were greeted by the owner, Sarita, who was very nice."

    We were amazed at the complimentary wine, chocolate, cookies, milk, dog treats, newspaper etc. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, it was very peaceful and relaxing. The facilities were all that you need but just one minor thing lacking was an iron and ironing board, however Sarita very kindly loaned us hers and is looking to providing them for future guests. We loved seeing the vast array of different breeds of chickens, and the sheep and lambs were a delight to watch and they were very friendly. Be aware that there is no mobile phone signal ,as you are in a valley, although there is Wifi, I was a bit concerned about this as my husband is of poor health but we could have messaged someone on wi fi, if we had needed medical help in the middle of the night. All in all a lovely relaxing holiday

    Reviewed by Jackalind4.7Jul 2018

  • "The owners were very nice and nothing was to much trouble and the cottage was ..."

    The owners were very nice and nothing was to much trouble and the cottage was first class to and dog jay jay loved it too Thank you Carole and Alan Thomas

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Jul 2018

  • "The owners couldn’t have done more to accomodate us during our stay."

    A vac isn’t provided but they gave us one when we wanted it. They left some niceties in the cottage for our arrival. It’s also got everything to get on with cooking, so no salt pepper oil or foil is needed. It’s clean, fresh and a lovely location for many nice places.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Jul 2018

  • "The location and facility were wonderful with some really nice added extras provided - Proseco, locally sourced chocolate as well as tea, coffee, milk and sugar."

    A really peaceful, remote retreat but a close drive to York, Whitby and Scarborough with 2 local villages within 1 mile ‘Gilamore’ and 3 miles ‘Kirkbymoorside’. Great value and highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0May 2018

  • "Lovely cottage with everything we could have wished for."

    Friendly welcome and surprise milk, eggs, biscuits, wine and much more. Although due to the extreme weather we were unable to get out much we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Feb 2018

  • "The host was very accommodating and left lots of little personal touches for us which was very kind."

    Reviewed by Kelly4.4Feb 2018

  • "The property is very well laid out, well equipped and comfortable."

    The owner was there to meet us and made us very welcome. Lots of nice surprises provided for us to enjoy, particularly the fresh eggs and biscuits. We struggled a bit with the shower which is an extension off the bath taps. The property would benefit from having a proper shower fitted Nice big bedroom with king size bed which was very comfortable. Its in a good location for the east coast, lots of interesting villages and market towns near by, plenty of walking locally and cycling if you don't mind the hills. We would revisit Erica's 'eaven

    Reviewed by Jillian5.0Jan 2018

  • "The location is idyllic, i."

    E. isolated, but not far from a village and pub! Sarita, the proprietor, was most welcoming and helpful. This property is thoroughly recommended.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Nov 2017

  • "A very comfortable, warm cottage set in a beautiful quite farm location."

    It is ideally situated to explore the glorious Yorkshire Moors and it many attractions. Ideal also for those who are keen walkers or horse riders. The owners who live on the farm could not be more friendly or helpful. On the farm they keep Grey Faced Dartmoor Sheep, Friesian Horses and Free Range Chickens that provide delicious eggs. We and our dog Daisy are planning for our next visit.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2017

  • "Had a really enjoyable stay, gorgeous cottage lovely surroundings."

    Reviewed by Stef5.0Sep 2017

  • "First class we are defenatley going back every thing was so nice and cosy and were made to feel at home welcome gifts eggs wine chocolate milk so so nice."

    What more could we say great.

    Reviewed by Joseph5.0May 2017

  • "A great place to stay, the accomodation had everything we could have possibly needed."

    The owners were very friendly and helpful but not intrusive and the 'goodies' we found on arrival were greatly appreciated, especially the lovely eggs. The location is excellent for lots of walks and also great for small towns and the coast is not too far away. We would definitely go back again.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Mar 2017

  • "Really nice accomodation."

    Several Footpath options from the doorstep. No mobile reception for those that really want to get away. Great new years get away.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Dec 2016

  • "Beautiful setting for a relaxing holiday."

    Thank you for the little welcoming touches like eggs, chocolate, biscuits, milk & wine, so thoughtful! The chocolate from Hutton le Hole was so delicious we bought some to take home!

    Reviewed by Lynne4.6Sep 2016

  • "I wasn't sure exactly where I was going so we were really pleased that it was in a gorgeous area where we wanted to be."

    The cottage was lovely and bright and the pheasants,rabbits and horses were a delight in the early morning. Our hosts were there if we needed anything and the cottage was very well equipped with lots of extra touches. A truly peaceful holiday in beautiful surroundings.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2016

Show more Hide all


  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom with additional z bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shared external utility.
  • Oil central heating
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, shared freezer in external utility, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Front patio with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Horses welcome by arrangement with owner
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: This property is accessed by a 0.25-mile private track.

The property

Erica's 'eaven is a delightful detached stone barn conversion, providing excellent accommodation for couples wanting to enjoy a peaceful holiday, but within easy access to many nearby attractions.

It has a light and airy open plan living area, beamed ceilings and expansive glass windows throwing in plenty of light.

French doors open onto a small private patio, a pleasant spot to relax and enjoy views over the open fields.

Tastefully furnished to a high standard, it offers a perfect hideaway at any time of the year.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 911836, together they sleep 6.

Harland Beck Farm Cottages

These two charming, single-storey stone barn conversions (Norah's Nook and Erica's 'eaven) are located within the owners’ grounds in a courtyard setting, on their 40-acre farm with Belted Galloway cattle amidst the spectacular scenery of Farndale, 2.5 miles from Kirkbymoorside in the heart of the North York Moors National Park. Offering all ground floor accommodation, these attractive cottages are the perfect hideaway for couples wanting peace and tranquillity, but are conveniently located within a few minutes’ drive to the surrounding pretty market towns. They are bright and cheerful, with modern kitchens and bathrooms and comfortable sitting rooms, providing very welcoming holiday homes. Outside, guests can relax on the sunny patios, in the sheltered courtyards and savour the stunning moorland countryside, where beautiful walks lead straight from the door. If visiting in springtime, be sure to try the renowned Daffodil Walk which leads from the end of the drive, where a traditional, local inn awaits you at the end of your journey! Also on the farm are a small herd of Grey Faces Dartmoor sheep and lambs. There are also 3 tame Alpaccas and a couple of horses, and there are farm chickens laying fresh eggs. Kirkbymoorside has an excellent array of quality cafes, independent shops, restaurants and pubs, as well as a weekly market. Golfers will delight in the parkland golf course on the edge of this popular market town. Nearby Pickering is the terminus of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, which winds its way through heather-clad countryside, steaming along to Grosmont. With numerous historic properties in the area, including Helmsley Castle, Duncombe Park and Castle Howard, these cottages will appeal to all.

View on map

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.

View more holiday cottages in Kirkbymoorside

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas