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Little Esklets

(Ref. 1081154)

Westerdale near Castleton, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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31 Customer Reviews

  • "Little Esklets is a beautifully presented cottage in a stunning location - the views are amazing."

    The cottage is cosy and comfortable and has everything you could need. All of the furnishings/equipment are of a very high standard and quality. It is a very peaceful and quiet place to stay and is an excellent base for the many walks in the surrounding area. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and hope to return soon!

    Reviewed by NatalieNov 2023

  • "A comfortable cottage with all you would need for a relaxed & laid back few days."

    Great views from the cottage and on the drive out to the coast, towns & villages. Ideal for a couple who want to get away from it all. Would definitely recommend and If we are back in the area would book again.

    Reviewed by MalcolmOct 2023

  • "Extremely comfortable and welcoming accommodation for two."

    Comprehensively equipped with fixtures and fittings of a very high standard. Remotely situated for those who value peace and tranquility.

    Reviewed by DudleySep 2023

  • "Everything we wanted and more."


    Reviewed by JohnSep 2023

  • "Our break to Little Esklets was perfect!"

    The property was equipped with everything we needed and more making it a real home from home. The location was great for exploring the local area, from days by the coast to walking on the moors. The owners were friendly, helpful and happy to answer any questions but left us to enjoy our break.

    Reviewed by HannahSep 2023

  • "Excellent a truly rural beautiful yorkshire cottage"

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2023

  • "Perfect location for a weekend break if you like walking."

    We arrived on Friday and then walked on both days we were there straight from the cottage. The cottage itself is lovely and everything is cosy. Would definitely visit again!

    Reviewed by VikiSep 2023

  • "The cottage was perfect, beautifully equipped and comfortable and being on a farm you had sheep close by and lovely hills."

    We were; entertained one morning by the farmer herding his sheep past the cottage into the pens helped by his sheep dogs. We loved being in the middle of the countryside and the owners were lovely to chat to. We would certainly go there again.

    Reviewed by MargaretAug 2023

  • "This beautiful cottage is in an idyllic setting."

    The cottage is extremely well finished and beautifully furnished; placed in lovely surroundings. The hosts Helen, Paul and Rachal were very welcoming and friendly. Certainly we would have no hesitation in revisiting. Thank you for making a very good break. Fred and Beth

    Reviewed by AlfredAug 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week at Little Esklets."

    It is a perfect hide-a-way. The cottage is so well equipped and very comfortable and we loved the “sheep theme” throughout. We walked from the cottage along the River Esk amongst grazing sheep. It was peaceful and idyllic. Many thanks to our hosts Helen, Paul and Rachal for being so friendly and welcoming. Our holiday was perfect.

    Reviewed by CliveJun 2023

  • "An absolute pleasure."

    All mod cons. Lovely and quiet, peaceful and homely. I would give it a 5 star rating. The owners were helpful and friendly. We will certainly book another week in the near future.

    It was lovely to meet you both & thank you for leaving the cottage so clean & tidy when you left. We look forward to seeing you again. Take care. Property Owner

    Reviewed by LawrenceJun 2023

  • "Lovely little spot in a fabulous conversion."

    Well stocked cupboards including a slow cooker and breville toastie maker. Great location for walks, or trips further afield to the coast.

    Reviewed by RebeccaApr 2023

  • "Very high quality conversion situated in a wonderfully isolated location."

    Warm, cosy and comfortable. The very helpful and accommodating owners are situated in the nearby farm.

    Reviewed by StephenMar 2023

  • "Our second visit as good as first ."

    absolutely first rate accommodation , clean , warm , nothing missing and beautiful location

    Reviewed by VictoriaFeb 2023

  • "A lovely little cottage, very recently transformed from an old farm building so everything is very new and high quality with lots of extra little touches, toiletries, little pots of jam etc."

    The owners were very helpful, they live alongside so available to help if needed but otherwise you are not aware they are there. Another review raises concerns about the road in to the cottage. For anyone who has driven on the country lanes of Cornwall the road will feel spacious, in many places there are good verges, wider sections or field entrances where you could pass. Additionally in the whole week I was there, once I turned off the main road I didn’t ever see another vehicle so I suspect you would be very unfortunate to have any difficulty in getting in and out. Thank you to the owners, I went seeking peace and quiet in a stunning setting and found it in abundance. I’d return in an instant.

    Thank you for your lovely review. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by BarbaraNov 2022

  • "Excellent renovation of what was basically a stone-built shed."

    Perfectly adequate for a couple, and has all that’s needed for a comfortable stay. The owners were very nice. However the access road is a nightmare. The difficulty of getting to and from the cottage completely spoilt the experience, and anyone booking really needs to be aware of the challenging nature of the drive from the main road to the property which is between one and two miles long, generally narrow with few passing points, steep in places and would be especially tricky in a small vehicle. Nice property, nice owners, shame about the access.

    Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review & your lovely comments about the cottage. We are sorry to hear you found the access roads challenging, however you are our first guests who have found this, you will note from previous reviews it has never been challenging to other guests. They are all council roads & used by both small vehicles through to large wagons on a daily basis without problem. Helen & Paul (Owners) Property Owner

    Reviewed by JimOct 2022

  • "Very comfortable, very well equipped indoors /outside."

    everything you could ask for in the kitchen. Very friendly and helpful owners.. Very peaceful location with excellent country views.we would highly recommend this property if you wish to get away from hustle and bustle. Easy to travel to moors or seaside.

    Reviewed by NormanOct 2022

  • "Lovely Cottage exactly as described, every thing supplied even body lotions & washes."

    A really unexpected touch was the bottle of red wine & biscuits thankyou helen & paul ,a lovely friendly couple. Loved the sheep theme & the real ones !!!!.

    Reviewed by GillianSep 2022

  • "How can a week be over so quickly?"

    It was a wonderful week in a little gem. It is so well equipped and comfy. It was heaven compared to busy worklife in Cologne Germany. So tranquil and beautiful inmidst pure nature. Exactly what we had hoped for. We made a lot of nice walks, had a great dinner at Eskdales, visited beautiful Rievaulx Abbey. Thank you Helen for your friendliness and all the little things, that made us feel very welcome. The wine, biscuits jam and honey were very much appreciated. Thank you for a great week at your beautiful cottage. We can and will recommend it. Monika & Christoph

    Reviewed by MonikaSep 2022

  • "This was a fabulous cottage well equipped perfect location the owners were brilliant, friendly and chatty."

    Would recommend it to anyone and will return next year maybe

    Reviewed by TonySep 2022

  • "Cottage and location were beautiful."

    Everything in the kitchen you could possibly need was there. Welcoming bottle of red wine and biscuits

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2022

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

    It was extremely well equipped and had lots of little extras that made it that much more comfortable. The rural location was exactly what we were looking for, with the ease of facilities only a few miles away. We throughly enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by AlexandraJun 2022

  • "Deep sadness is the price to pay for leaving the location of the best experience we have ever had for an escape to pure tranquillity, total joy and being pampered for a week with every convenience we could ever want."

    Helen and Paul have provided the best of the best in terms of accommodation and friendship.

    Thank you so very much for your kind words, it was an absolute pleasure to have you & look forward to seeing you again in the future & hope you can continue with you running for some time to come. Very best wishes to you both Helen & Paul x Property Owner

    Reviewed by GeoffreyJun 2022

  • "Beautifully presented cottage in a rural peaceful setting."

    Perfect for getting away from the hustle/bustle. We especially loved all the birds and local wildlife! The cottage was lovely and warm and very clean and comfortable. Everything and more you could possibly need was provided to use and all very good quality. Lots of extra little touches made it really special . Would highly recommend. Thankyou Helen & Paul

    Reviewed by LindaMay 2022

  • "Excellent well equipped small cottage."

    Comfortable and warm. Off the beaten track, but that's what we were looking for. Excellent for spotting local wildlife. Bed comfortable and a well appointed bathroom. There was nothing missing that we required.

    Reviewed by HughMay 2022

  • "We were amazed at the quality of the accommodation at Little Esklets."

    It was finished and furnished to an incredibly high standard. The level of equipment was every bit as good as most people would expect at home. Many consumable items, that one would expect to take to self-catering accommodation, had been provided. Or hosts, Paul and Helen, were very welcoming and were always available if help was required and to give us local knowledge on walks and places to visit.

    Reviewed by DanApr 2022

  • "An amazing cottage in a stunning location."

    The cottage is beautifully presented …. very clean, comfortable and cosy. The kitchen is very well equipped and everything is to a high standard. There are some lovely walks directly from the cottage and the coast is a short drive away. Would highly recommend and we hope to visit again.

    Reviewed by BarbaraApr 2022

  • "A great place to stay for a weeks holiday."

    The owners were very friendly and help full.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week staying at Little Esklets and would thoroughly recommend this superb little cottage."

    Already missing our morning coffee looking across the valley.

    Reviewed by PaulMar 2022

  • "This little cottage is just beautiful and of a very high standard."

    We stayed in February for a birthday and anniversary weekend but will definitely go back in the summer months to enjoy the stunning location.

    Reviewed by AndreaFeb 2022

  • "I cannot recommend this property enough!"

    ! The kitchen is better equipped than ours at home! It really is a little piece of heaven in such a beautiful location. We felt very privileged to be your very first guests and we did not want to leave! Very warm and friendly hosts, thank you.

    Reviewed by SamanthaJan 2022

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  • All-ground-floor
  • One double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining and sitting area
  • Underfloor heating
  • Oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dyer, coffee maker
  • Smart TV (with Netflix and Amazon Prime), WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Parking available
  • Garden patio with furniture
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 3.5 miles, pub 5.1 miles

The property

Nestled in the village of Westerdale near Castleton in North Yorkshire, is this lovely single-storey cottage, Little Esklets.

Boasting a fabulous, rural location on a working farm within the North York Moors National Park, and a stylish open-plan interior with contemporary décor, Little Esklets is a charming dwelling for a couple seeking a romantic getaway in North Yorkshire.

Be welcomed into the open-plan living space, where you can look forward to impressing your loved one with culinary delights in the well-equipped kitchen, with oven, hob, microwave, fridge and a full-size freezer, along with a handy dishwasher and washer/dryer so time isn’t wasted doing chores!

Settle down at the intimate table for two, as you savour a delicious meal and toast to a wonderful getaway.

After a satisfying meal, retire to the sofa where you can select the evening’s entertainment, courtesy of the Smart TV, with Netflix and Amazon Prime.

As your eyes grow heavy, retire to the well-presented double bedroom to catch your rest, ahead of a day of adventures.

Awake from a leisurely slumber and indulge in a refreshing rinse, before rustling up a steaming cup of coffee from the coffee maker and taking it out to enjoy on the private patio area where you can sit and make the most of the amazing countryside views on offer.

Explore your local surroundings and head over to the village of Castleton, where you will find all the local amenities you could need during your stay, including two welcoming pubs which serve tasty meals and local ales, a deli and tearooms for when you fancy a light bite and a well-stocked convenience store for any last-minute essentials.

Walk across the River Esk where you will find the Castleton Moor railway station which offers easy transport links to the surrounding areas of the Esk Valley and the bustling town of Whitby.

Take advantage of your fantastic location with a wealth of walks and hikes on offer, including the nearby National Trust site of Roseberry Topping, with breath-taking views atop its summit, and the 7.3-mile Ingleby Incline.

If it’s historical sites you and your partner are seeking, be sure to visit the remarkable 14th-century Mount Grace Priory House and Gardens and Whorlton Castle.

On the outskirts of the park you will find the town of Guisborough, where you can marvel at the historic Gisborough Priory, learn more about the local area at the Guisborough Museum or try your hand at clay pigeon shooting.

Next stop is Pickering, home to the Beck Isle Museum and the North York Moors Railway, where you can kick-bac and relax aboard a vintage steam train as you take in the scenic North York Moors National Park.

For a day at the beach, venture over to Whitby, where you can enjoy a day bathing on the sands or paddling the shores, exploring the Gothic Whitby Abbey which inspired Bram Stokers, Dracula, climb the 199 steps or visit key spots within the town during the Dracula Experience.

Whisk your loved one for a romantic escape to Little Esklets.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Guisborough 9 miles; Pickering 19 miles; Whitby 18 miles.

The picturesque village of Castleton nestles in the beautiful Esk Valley, in the heart of the North York Moors National Park. Surrounded by stunning scenery, this bustling village offers superb amenities including two pubs, both serving great food, a convenience store, deli & tea rooms. There is a railway station serving the Esk Valley and Whitby, which also links with the steam line to the attractive market town of Pickering. The Camphill Village Trust community of Botton is nearby, with its craft workshops and shops selling home produced food, craft items and books. The historic city of York is just over an hour away, and the coastal towns and villages of Whitby, Staithes, Robin Hood's Bay and Sandsend with its lovely beach, are within easy driving distance, and well worth a visit.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

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  • Off-season
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  • Christmas