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Norah's Nook

Farndale near Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 911836)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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Features

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

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48 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic property in a great location."

    Reviewed by SamanthaAug 2022

  • "Thoroughly enjoyed my visit."

    I felt very safe and secure. Loved the animals,including the wild rabbits and swallows. Perfect for my needs.

    Reviewed by CatherineJul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful time at Norah`s Nook, The place had everything you could want and very comfortable."

    The owners were very nice people, warm and friendly. always there should you need them but not intrusive. We had gifts when we arrived, lots of gifts. So relaxing and peaceful. Also we had food left to feed the Alpacas and sheep if you wanted to. Also they had belted Galloway cows, horses, and chickens. Beautiful base to see North Yorkshire Moors.

    Reviewed by GillianJul 2022

  • "Such a lovely cottage, so peaceful and relaxing."

    Owners fantastic, gave daughter food to feed the Animals, collect eggs and walk Alpaca. Such an amazing short stay. Thank you

    Reviewed by Carrie-anneMay 2022

  • "Great location for exploring the southern area of the North Yorkshire Moors"

    Reviewed by LynnMay 2022

  • "Norah's Nook was a little gem Fantastic location and perfectly laid out for a couple to relax in."

    Welcome pack was a nice idea and hosts we're friendly and on hand if needed but not intrusive. Great base to explore this beautiful area of the country. Would recommend and hope to return again.

    Reviewed by KeithMar 2022

  • "Norah's Nock cottage is well equipped and very nice."

    Well stocked kitchen. We loved the wood burning fire in the living room. The owner is friendly and welcoming. The cottage is well situated, and near to some local market towns, with an hours traveling you can get to Scarborough or Whitby. There are lots of local walks too, but to south you to have to cross a stream on stepping stones. We ate at the pub in Gillamoor on two nights great meals. Only give 3 stars for two reasons, would have given more, 1 - My wife is visually impaired, there are three steps (two outside to get into cottage and one into kitchen), none are marked. The two outside are a problem as there is no exterior lighting. There is a sensored light facing into the court yard on the cottage next door, but was not turned on and the courtyard and steps area is pitch black on a night, this may be ok in summer but not in winter. 2 - site advertises "Broadband / WiFi". This does not exist. Wi-Fi is provided by a Devolo wi-fi repeater which is out of range/or very limit of range of main hub. We had wi-fi for part of first night. No signal for rest of stay. Cottage needs a second hub fitted as there is no cellular signal here either. We had no way of contacting our family back home. We had to go to pub in Gillamoor to get wi-fi/cellular signal.

    Reviewed by DarrenNov 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at Nora's Nook."

    The cottage is well equipped and very cosy. The owners were friendly and welcoming, offering help and advice. The cottage is very well situated, with easy access to the local market towns , including a little further afield, Scarborough, Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay. There are plenty of opportunities for local walks too. We dined at a local pub in Gillamoor on two occasions and had delicious locally sourced meals. We hope to return in the near future. We would recommend Harlandbeck Farm cottages to anyone .

    Reviewed by JudithNov 2021

  • "Great location, so much to do in the area."

    Very friendly hosts. Loved the welcome goodies and the ambience of a cosy cottage. Great nights sleep in a very comfy bed. Appreciated the information pack regarding lovely walks, local to the cottage. Had a lovely time

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2021

  • "This lovely little hideaway is on a remote farm with absolutely no mobile signal, absolutely dependent on wifi for everything The owners of the cottage were very friendly and approachable."

    While we were there, the wifi had a major wobble, but they worked to solve the problem as quickly as possible. Norah's Nook is small and cosy, with a bath as well as a shower, which was very welcome after a long walk! There is also 2 loos, which was brilliant. The Kitchen is fairly well equipped, and the freezer is in a shed/utility room across the yard. There is an icebox in the fridge, though. There is no washing machine. On arrival the gift of eggs (laid by the chickens on the farm), milk, cookies, and prosecco was most welcome. We took half a dozen eggs away with us when we left. The info said they were for sale, but the owner of the farm didn't charge us. The wonderful thing about Norah's Nook is the animals on the farm - the aforementioned chickens, sheep, cows, ponies, and Alpacas! Both Norah's Nook and Erica's 'eaven have boxes outside with food for the animals in, and occupants are invited to feed the animals. We had the alpacas eating out of our hands - wonderful! You need a car to get to most places, but we found a railway station half an hour drive away in Castle Moor, and were able to catch a train from there to Whitby for the day. Car parking is free. There are several walks in the area, some which start from the cottage. We would definitely recommend this cottage, and hope to stay there again at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by RichardJul 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful surroundings."

    Kind and friendly owner, nothing was too much trouble. We enjoyed feeding the friendly animals. We hope to return another year.

    Reviewed by AlanJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage equipped with everything you could possibly need."

    Beautiful location, well positioned to explore the moors and the coast. Recommended!

    Reviewed by K AJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage, everything we needed as a base for walking when the weather cooperated, and very cosy with the woodburner countering away when it didn't!"

    Beautifully situated with footpaths in all directions, no negatives for us!

    Reviewed by JeremyMay 2021

  • "Beautiful location and friendly hosts."

    Well equipped cottage with everything we needed including a welcome pack.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2021

  • "The cottage exceeded our expectations."

    It was darling and much better equipped than other cottages we have rented. The bed was so comfy, too!. The owners went out of their way to be helpful and friendly while always maintaining social distance, which was essential given the present circumstances. They even left a starter pack that included eggs from their hens (and there was a variety of types), a bottle of Prosecco, and doggie treats (sadly, no dog with us ... so we left them for the next residents). Given its rural location, the WiFi was surprisingly fast. Full marks. We will be back.

    Reviewed by DebraDec 2020

  • "Fab week lovely little cottage in a beautiful part of the world."

    Missing the Alpacas cheeky little faces already!

    Reviewed by NatalieSep 2020

  • "If you want peace and quiet this is the place for you ."

    We loved it here and hopefully will come back .

    Reviewed by BarrieAug 2020

  • "From the moment we drove up to the gates, we were overwhelmed by the stunning landscape."

    As we went down the drive we were greeted by the animals it was fantastic. We entered the cottage and greeted by complimentary Prosecco, Chocolate, milk, eggs, and dog treats. The cottage was spotless and very homely. Our hosts were lovely and nothing was to much trouble, albeit we needed nothing. Will definitely go back again thank you

    Reviewed by AlanJul 2020

  • "Norah's Nook was a fantastic base for our holiday."

    It had everything we needed to make our stay most enjoyable. All the little added extras left for us by the owner were very much appreciated. This property deserves a twelve out of ten!!

    Reviewed by GladysNov 2019

  • "I have stayed at many cottages over the years and this one was by far the best I've stayed in."

    The location was gorgeous and the cottage was very comfortable. The owner was very helpful, ( we had car trouble) friendly and accommodating. There was everything we needed including a bottle of prosecco and handmade chocolate on our arrival. Couldn't recommend it highly enough. Five stars and more!!!

    Reviewed by NicolaNov 2019

  • "Lovely peaceful location had a very nice week enjoyed it very much."

    Shame there is not a washing machine in place of the dishwasher.this is not a complaint just personal preference.will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by BeckyNov 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, really cosy at night time with the log fire on."

    The kitchen was well equipped and clean. Owners had left some arrival treats that were very welcome and brought the Alpacas for our little girl to meet on our arrival and gave us plenty of food to feed them throughout our stay. Everything really well thought out. Had an issue on the last night as the gas ran out and Sarita resolved swiftly and even brought some chocolate round for our little girl. Lovely stay and wouldn’t hesitate to book again when next in the area

    Reviewed by ElaineOct 2019

  • "Norahs nook is a lovely well equipped cottage."

    Serita and her husband were very welcoming and helpful.A really restful time was had by our family even Henry the Puppy

    Reviewed by NigelSep 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in a very peaceful setting."

    Plenty of local walks and is well situated for seeing the rest of the North Yorks moors. Alpcaas on the farm made for interesting comings and goings and there is food available for you to feed them.

    Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2019

  • "The cottage was cosy and in the middle of nowhere, with no mobile signal this proved a really break."

    Views around the cottage were stunning, a truly peaceful place. The cottage owners themselves were really friendly. On arrival we found the basics like tea, coffee and milk available, in addition biscuits, locally produced chocolate (which prompted one of our day trips) and champagne, which were very much appreciated.

    Reviewed by FrancesAug 2019

  • "We loved Norahs Nook The cottage is very well equipped and beautifully decorated, they really have paid attention to detail and made it very homely."

    The extras on arrival were brilliant especially the Prosecco and dog treats . The animals on the farm are so friendly, we loved feeding the sheep and walking the alpacas. Hosts were great and very friendly. The area is beautiful so much to see and do . Would definitely recommend Norahs Nook to anyone .

    Reviewed by CarolynJul 2019

  • "The great welcome from the owner and all the little touches she had added to make our stay comfortable, relaxed and enjoyable."

    My granddaughter enjoyed feeding the chickens and collecting their eggs twice a day, feeding the 3 Alpaca's and taking them for a walk, feeding the sheep and petting them, petting the 2 horses and riding on 1 of them. The accommodation was excellent along with its outside space, all very light and airy, plenty to do and to visit and we will definitely will go back.

    Reviewed by DeborahJul 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in peaceful surroundings, has everything required for a long stay."

    Farm yard surroundings. Very quiet area but not too far away from attractions/activities. Owners leave a selection of "goodies" on arrival that instantly make you feel welcome. Cottage was nice and clean and easy to warm. Furniture was comfy. Please be aware that there's no phone signal in the area making mobile phones useless, although there's WIFI in the cottage.

    Reviewed by JulianJun 2019

  • "Harland Beck Farm is very welcoming, on arrival we found eggs fresh from the hens, a carton of milk, treats for the dog and a bottle of prosecco which was most welcome after a long drive."

    We had everything we needed, and were very comfortable. Plenty of varied walking opportunity straight out of the door and the grandchildren (we were visiting family) had an opportunity to feed the Alpacas. We will definitely be going back.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2019

  • "Spacious and comfortable cottage, nice for kids with all the animals on farm."

    Very quiet place with great walks around. Will definitely go back.

    Reviewed by SzymonMay 2019

  • "The owners was very friendly and excellent host ,many items left on arrival like ..."

    The owners was very friendly and excellent host ,many items left on arrival like eggs milk etc the cottage is in a very good spot for visiting the moors etc 10 out of10 all round

    Reviewed by DanielMay 2019

  • "If it’s relaxation you want,this is the place to go."

    All you need is wine and a gin n tonic and soak in the country atmosphere. Fantastic

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2019

  • "We received a very warm welcome."

    The owner has left us eggs, biscuits, milk, tea, coffee and sugar as well as a bottle of sparkling wine. Nora's Nook was better than we expected especially the free range chickens (and eggs) the horses and the alpacas. We have hired many of Sykes Cottages over the years but this one is the best yet. As we are getting too old to make long journeys, Nora's Nook was our swansong and it couldnt have been better. Thank you.

    Reviewed by SylviaMar 2019

  • "A beautiful retreat, complete with relaxing surrounding countryside, and a castle town up the road!"

    Hosts are lovely, made our stay utterly chilled, fully recommend this amazing cottage!

    Reviewed by DaelFeb 2019

  • "Sarita and Dave were friendly and helpful without being intrusive."

    Sarita provided extras like crackers, Prosecco, chocolates and cookies. As well as tea,coffee, milk and fresh farm eggs. Everything was good quality and not cheap. The cottage was tastefully decorated for Christmas without being over the top especially as we were escaping all the Christmas hustle and fuss. The cottage was well positioned for getting out and about the area. Animals are welcomed as long as they are well behaved, Helmsley was very picturesque and well worth a visit, expensive parking though. Pickering was lovely too. Would love to visit the cottage again and would highly recommend it as a place to get away from it all.

    Reviewed by GeorginaDec 2018

  • "Perfect idyllic location, very quiet and the owners were on site, very friendly and very helpful."

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2018

  • "Very well presented property, lovely location."

    Every need was provided for - nice to find fresh milk in the fridge, coffee, tea, wine, fresh eggs and biscuits. No reason why we would visit again. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by MartinOct 2018

  • "This is a lovely spot on a farmwith guanacos, sheep ponies and hens."

    The owners left some eggs and milk to start me off. They were most kind and friendly.

    Reviewed by SheilaSep 2018

  • "Lovely area on a lovely farm enjoyed looking at all the animals and hens, great location owners were so nice and helpful"

    Reviewed by DianeSep 2018

  • "My wife and I stayed at Nora's Nook for a week at the start of August."

    Like others, we were pleased to find the complementary goodies (chocolates, milk, farm eggs, etc) as well as some treats for the dog. That was a nice touch. The accommodation was perfect for us, providing everything we needed apart from food, and we felt at home immediately. The owners were friendly without ever being intrusive. They even let our dog play with one of their's on the final evening. The location itself was great for exploring the North York Moors and its adjacent areas, but was set well away from the road and was quiet, perfect for relaxation and for those looking for a quiet break away from the humdrum of everyday ife. It's located on a working farm, so lots of animals and wildlife, with chickens and sheep roaming free. The dog loved them! A truly excellent holiday. Highly recommended. 5 stars out of 5 (at least).

    Reviewed by IanAug 2018

  • "Lovely accomodation,setting and position would definitely recommend."

    Owner very friendly and helpful, Loved the lambs!!

    Reviewed by BerylJul 2018

  • "Loved the accommodation, very clean, quiet and beautiful with easy access to good off road riding."

    Owner lived on site and was extremely helpful, kind and accommodating. Our horses were happy which meant we were happy More than highly recommended

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2018

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Owners made you feel very welcome. Would highly recommend this property

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2018

  • "Yes it was a marvelous place , what a welcome we had and such a lovely place to be, wonderful weather and a fantastic area to be in."

    Norah Nook is so beautiful and comfortable. A peaceful retreat and fresh clean air, we took our little dog with us and the owners had left a packet of treats for her. a bottle of wine for us and a lovely bar of chocolate from Hutton le Hole chocolate factory, milk for tea coffee and biscuits. A very welcoming start to our Holiday. Just the ticket.

    Reviewed by BerylMay 2018

  • "Really relaxing environment and super friendly and helpful owners, PERFECT HOLIDAY!"

    Whole experience was LET DOWN by the constant bombardment of E-mails from SYKES WANTING ME TO BOOK WHEN I ALREADY HAD!!!

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2018

  • "Norah's Nook was clean, cosy and comfortable."

    Over the years we've stayed in many self catering cottages and this is one of the best equipped. We found everything we needed in the cottage so we only needed clothes and food which makes things so much easier than rattling up the A1 with washing up liquid, toilet rolls and tin foil. We had dreadful weather but were warm with the heating on and enjoyed the log burner. Despite the weather there was plenty to keep us occupied and we found suitable walks, saw and heard lots of wildlife, though we would love to be there in the sunshine, make use of the sun beds and do the walks from the door. We enjoyed the hospitality, generosity and kindness of the owners and would love to return. This area is truly beautiful, full of history, stories, and excellent tea shops! The Easter weather this year certainly hasn't put us off. Oh, and the fresh farm eggs are absolutely delicious!

    Reviewed by CarolMar 2018

  • "Mr and Mrs Setterington very helpful,kind and generous."

    with everything even provided a welcome pack of basic essentials which included a treat for the dog.

    Reviewed by PatriciaJun 2017

  • "Beautiful setting for a relaxing holiday."

    We booked both cottages for our family. 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 LynneSep 2016

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Summary

  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom with additional z bed
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area (one step up)
  • Shared external utility
  • Sitting room with woodburner
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Gas oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer in external utility, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner 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

Norah's Nook is an attractive detached stone-built barn conversion which offers cosy and comfortable accommodation for couples and small groups, with a lovely warming woodburning stove in the comfortable sitting room.

One step up leads to the modern kitchen and dining area, whilst the bedroom is attractively dressed, with a sumptuous king-size bed.

Tastefully furnished and decorated, it provides a romantic retreat, within a rural corner of the North York Moors National Park.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 929845, 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.

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About the location

KIRKBYMOORSIDE

Pickering 6 miles; Helmsley 5 miles.

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

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas