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Quoits Cottage

(Ref. 933726)

Beck Hole near Goathland, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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112 Customer Reviews

  • "This was such a fabulous cottage, set in a truly beautiful village."

    We were blown away by the amazing treats left for us on our arrival, including a stunning homemade cake. To stay in such a wonderful cottage, within a few short steps of the original Stephenson railway line, and with a regular steam train still running, felt blessed. And the engagement / aftercare went above and beyond. Cannot recommend too highly. Brilliant!

    Reviewed by Ian5.0May 2024

  • "A wonderful holiday had by all."

    Such a beautiful cottage with all the walks imaginable on your doorstep - and thank you to Sam for the magnificent ‘goodies’ on arrival. A real peaceful gem within the Yorkshire Moors.

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0May 2024

  • "The cottage was exceptional with everything you could possibly need."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with beautiful scenery & walks. The property owner is very friendly & very helpful - left us a fantastic afternoon tea.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2024

  • "We have been regular visitors to Quoits for a number of years but are still blown away by Sam’s hospitality, little touches and welcome."

    Truly a first class cottage, destination and hostess! Can’t recommend enough!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2024

  • "Outstanding!"

    !! Gorgeous cottage in a beautiful quiet hamlet with walks from the door. Lots of things to do in the area with Whitby and the coast within 20 minutes drive. Spotlessly clean, wonderful friendly welcome with owners on hand if required but with privacy once they knew we were ok. Tastefully decorated, very warm and homely with all amenities you could need. There are shops for the basics and also restaurants and cafes in Goathland a mile away but also other shops and fish and chips in Sleights which is only about 10 mins drive. I can fully understand why this holiday cottage has received well deserved awards. Thank you very much. We loved this holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Mar 2024

  • "The property was very well presented and one of the cleanest that we have ever stayed in."

    There was a lovely welcome pack on arrival, plus a delicious cake. The only two slightly negatives were the king sized bed was uncomfortable (far too soft), and the house holder next door playing very loud music on the Sunday and Wednesday morning at 05:45, which I was forced to message the owner about.

    Reviewed by Brenden4.7Feb 2024

  • "This is the most wonderful cottage and we have such an amazing time staying here."

    It really is peaceful, beautiful and the perfect base for a North Yorkshire Moors holiday.

    Reviewed by Kirstin4.7Feb 2024

  • "Faultless Thanks for a lovely welcome"

    Reviewed by James5.0Dec 2023

  • "Good week at the cottage despite the iffy weather, great walks from base."

    We found a fridge full of sandwiches and fabulous huge jam and cream nice...a very tasty carrot cake and a basket full of other goodies, never had this much before, ever. The cottage was very clean, especially the oven and the bed was very soft and cosy, hard to get out in a morning. Our issue was not enough lighting in the living room if you wanted to read, dismal in the dinning room for eating. So oldi worldi ...

    Reviewed by Denyse4.4Nov 2023

  • "Previous guests have spoken of it and we have found it to be true ourselves."

    The owner Sam who lives next door gave us the best welcome gifts we have received in any holiday cottage in the UK. The cottage is clean, beautifully furnished and an ideal base for both sunny day walks and also wet days when we stayed inside to read and relax. Excellent - no wonder the property is often fully booked well ahead.

    Reviewed by Robert John5.0Sep 2023

  • "We have been to quoits cottage several times now."

    The cottage has been kept to a very high standard by the owner, always exceptionally clean on arrival and is located in a beautiful area of the Yorkshire Moors.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Sep 2023

  • "Fantastic cottage and a real warm welcome form Sam Great location and a lovely ..."

    Fantastic cottage and a real warm welcome form Sam Great location and a lovely quiet location The arrival cake was amazing Thank you Sam

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had the most wonderful stay at Quoits cottage from the 19th August."

    Lovely, comfortable, clean, cosy cottage with a very generous welcome of afternoon tea… Beautiful walks and fantastic little pub by the stream. We will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Eve5.0Aug 2023

  • "Quoits cottage is exquisite."

    We had a lovely time in this beautiful and idyllic cottage. Sam is a great host and she’s just next door. We were welcomed into the cottage with a selection of sandwiches and cakes, which is a lovely touch. Sam then greeted us once settled in and was very welcoming and friendly and gave the children some more cakes and paid an interest in the children, which they loved . Sam doesn’t bother you then for the rest of your holiday but you can contact her if needed but we didn’t need to because everything is so well maintained and thought out. The cottage is cleaned to a very high standard on arrival, The decor is lovely and the furniture comfortable and well maintained.The garden area is lovely to relax in and read a book or just listen to nature. Cottage Instructions are clear but not overbearing with do’s and Dont’s. The location of the cottage is very tranquil and quiet, the sheep wondering on the green outside is lovely to see each morning. The surrounding area is beautiful with the lovely Goathland just a 1 mile drive away. Quoits cottage is a great base if you are looking for a walking holiday around the beautiful countryside or if you just want a base to get to all the towns and attractions North Yorkshire offers. We would highly recommend Quoits cottage to couples, friends or families, this cottage would suit anybody, there is nothing not to like about it . It’s perfect and we hope to return again one day soon. Thank you again Sam!

    Reviewed by Leanne5.0Aug 2023

  • "Amazing property with the best hostess in a fabulous location."

    Really couldn’t compliment enough. Would thoroughly recommend!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2023

  • "Had a wonderful welcome to Quits Cottage, it is ideally placed to have a quiet restful holiday and to explore the area around Whitby and the North York Moors."

    The proximity of the NYM Railway is a bonus for those interested in heritage rail, plus there is lots to explore in the area for walkers

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jul 2023

  • "Sam, the owner, was very friendly and apart from checking on us, left us alone."

    We had a beautiful Welcome basket and an Afternoon Tea with homemade cake waiting for us. The cottage was comfortably furnished, the bed so comfy. It was equipped with everything you needed and there were thoughtful little notes around. The village had its own Quoits team, which played twice a week, on the green. We had sheep to wake us up and beautiful views to cheer our spirits. A beautiful cottage in a great location.

    Reviewed by Chrysanta5.0Jul 2023

  • "This was our second visit to Quoits cottage and I am delighted to say that the standard was just as good as before."

    It is a lovely cottage set in a beautiful hamlet and we were able to watch a Quoits match take place on this occasion. The friendly owner Sam, goes that extra mile to ensure that you have a wonderful stay and the treats that she provides for your arrival is most certainly very much appreciated. Very highly recommended and we hope to return again soon.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jun 2023

  • "Relaxed as soon as we walked through the door."

    Sam is a perfect host. Everything was perfect. Nothing needs to change. What a lovely surprise to find the afternoon tea we had been left and a carrot cake. We hope to visit again in the future

    Reviewed by Marion5.0Jun 2023

  • "Everything was as described and Sam was the perfect host; the perfect property for a relaxing and enjoyable stay."

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Apr 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a quaint hamlet cared for by a dedicated and thoughtful owner."

    The cottage was wonderfully presented: clean and tidy with numerous generous touches which makes each visitor feel very special.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2023

  • "Sam is the best host and Quoits is a beautifully maintained and presented cottage in a fantastic location."

    Could not recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2023

  • "Because we are a bit elderly, we found that the upstairs was a bit chlostraphobic with the low beams , very nice welcome pack, sandwiches, cake,cream scones, basket with bread biscuits,plum loaf, much appreciated."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Mar 2023

  • "A gem of a cottage in a beautiful location."

    We had a wonderful relaxing stay from the minute we walked in the door to see the fabulous ‘welcome’ food. The cottage is clean, cosy and has everything you need. The owner, Sam, is friendly and on hand to help if you need anything. The surrounding area is stunning and the cottage has lots of leaflets with suggestions for walks and things to do. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Maggie5.0Feb 2023

  • "Fabulous cottage."

    Very lovely location wonderful owners nice and friendly. We will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by A5.0Dec 2022

  • "A lovely cottage and location."

    A friendly and helpful owner. The welcome pack was the best I have received

    Reviewed by A5.0Oct 2022

  • "Excellent as always"

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a super setting - really comfortable and enjoyable - everything as promised - first class value!"

    The owner is most friendly and helpful, which added to our experience.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a stunning location."

    Delicious homemade goodies in arrival. Sam a very friendly host with nothing being too much trouble. Thank you for a brilliant stay

    Reviewed by Alex5.0Aug 2022

  • "A wonderful relaxing week we've had in Quoits cottage a real credit to Sam, she's thought if everything and it's one of the best cottages we've ever stayed in, comfortable bed and a proper home from home, can't wait to come back!"

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Jul 2022

  • "A fabulous cottage in a wonderful location."

    We had a lovely holiday and our host was so kind and obliging.

    Reviewed by Janine5.0Jun 2022

  • "Our first time at Quoits Cottage and hopefully not our last."

    We had a wonderful stay at the cottage, which was spotless, well equipped, in an ideal village location, so quiet and peaceful in a beautiful area. Sam, the owner, was very friendly and helpful, and her welcome treats, were amazing and very much appreciated. Brilliant location for walking and plenty to do in surrounding area. Would highly recommed to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Annette5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was spotless."

    This was by far the best cottage we have ever stayed in. Sam, the owner is bext door if needed. She is lovely but we did not need to disturb her. Great location for walking. A lovely cake and scones along with tea and milk awaited us. Very much appreciated after a long journey. Be aware that sheep roam freely around the area and you may get an early morning wake up from them calling.The local quoits team appeared unexpectedly on Tuesday which was lovely. One of the team sat with us and explained the rules. Everyone in the area is friendly. The North Yorkshire Railway was a treat to ride along. The staff were knowledgeable and helped us with the baffling timetable. Birch hall inn is a treasure and chatting to the owners and locals gave us great options for walking. Walking from the cottage daily was great as we got to see local wildlife including deer. Downside is you need to travel to Pickering or Whitby if you are planning on getting food other than essentials. If you don't want to cook though, there are plenty of tea rooms, cafes and pubs to choose from. Highly recommend this gem.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Jun 2022

  • "We should like to thank Sam for a wonderful stay in her cottage."

    Right from the start we felt welcomed by the messages and lovely eats provided, lots of which was home made. We had everything we needed and more. It was a lovely base to explore the surrounding area which was quite beautiful.

    Reviewed by Debra5.0May 2022

  • "This was a return visit to Quoits cottage as we love everything about it !"

    The location is beautiful & the cottage is a wonderful holiday home - cosy & comfortable , with everything you need for a relaxing & memorable holiday. The owner is friendly & very helpful. With lots of fantastic walks right on the doorstep & the glorious Yorkshire Coast a short drive away , there is always plenty to see & do.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0May 2022

  • "As usual everything was great"

    Reviewed by Lynn4.7May 2022

  • "Our first time at Quoits Cottage and definitely not our last."

    Lovely warm welcome, the cottage had everything we wanted in a lovely peaceful environment. The cottage was clean, well equipped and we felt at home immediately.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2022

  • "A wonderful stay at Quoits cottage, Sam ensured a big Yorkshire welcome with home made scones, carrot cake, sandwiches a basket of goodies for the rest of the week , best welcome we have ever had."

    Cottage was lovely in a quiet location great if you are looking for a relaxing away from it all break...will be back!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Apr 2022

  • "We really loved Quoits Cottage and are all figuring out when we can come back!"

    We appreciated all the welcome goodies and the set up and found the cottage to be immaculate. We send our grateful thanks to Sam for such a superb stay!

    Reviewed by Abi5.0Mar 2022

  • "Fantastic stay at lovely, well-kept cottage."

    Ideal village location, one of the cleanest and best kept cottages we have visited. Short walk or drive to Goathland and lots of walks on the doorstep. Added bonus of a fantastic host who left snacks for us on arrival (all fantastic) and even lovely extra thoughtful touches re our 3yr old who was staying with us. Thoroughly recommended and we will return.

    Reviewed by Aaron5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely comfortable cottage in a delightful area."

    The owner, Sam, was extremely helpful and friendly. We were fortunate to have beautiful sunny weather too. A very relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Mar 2022

  • "Perfect in every way"

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Feb 2022

  • "Perfect cottage in the perfect location!"

    Amazing welcome pack! Highly reccomend.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had a lovely stay once again at Quoits Cottage."

    Fabulous welcome pack was waiting with delicious sandwiches, cakes and basic essentials. Well equipped,clean and cosy. A lovely pre-Christmas break.

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Dec 2021

  • "It’s the second time we’ve stayed at this property and love everything about it."

    We’ll definitely be booking it again in the near future.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Nov 2021

  • "Quoits Cottage is a small Cottage with a deceptively spacious interior, all beautifully decorated and fully equipped."

    The welcome treats were exceptional and homemade, perfect after a long journey. Highly recommended. A perfect retreat! *****

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Nov 2021

  • "We had a lovely week at Quoits cottage."

    The welcome treats were amazing as was the cleanliness of the cottage. We enjoyed it that much have already booked for next October

    Reviewed by Amber5.0Oct 2021

  • "This Cottage holiday experience was excellent."

    For us this cottage is perfect in every way.

    Reviewed by James5.0Oct 2021

  • "Excellent as always, already booked for 2022"

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2021

  • "The property and surrounding area offers comfort, relaxation and peace."

    However, due to the property being situated deep in a Valley, there is no Mobile signal and can only be obtained once you travel higher up the roads.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2021

  • "Quoits Cottage is lovely and very well cared for, and very clean."

    Sam's welcome hampers were delightful as always! It was even more welcome as the Birch Hall Inn was closed throughout so no chance of supper there! Beck Hole is a wonderful location, away from the crowds but with many lovely walks all around. In the absence of it's pub, we found The Inn on the Moor in nearby Goathland very welcoming and open all hours! We will certainly return to Quoits Cottage in the future.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Aug 2021

  • "Lovely quiet location with a fabulous welcome from the owners."

    Reviewed by Maxine5.0Aug 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a picturesque setting with the most thoughtful host."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jul 2021

  • "This has been the most relaxing and peaceful holiday we have ever had, The ..."

    This has been the most relaxing and peaceful holiday we have ever had, The cottage was so much nicer than the pictures portray, The sound of the birds echoed from early morning until night with sunshine until the last day, We had the most memorable holiday ever, Upon arrival we found the owner had done so much more than provide a lovely cottage for our stay, a large carrot cake, fresh jam and cream scones plus a selection of freshly made sandwiches so what more could you ask for after a long drive, and if that was a surprise then the freshly made sandwiches provided for our return journey was even more appreciated, Well done Sam for all your hard work and the extras provided, We look forward to going back for our second stay again next year,

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in a perfect setting."

    Spotless, and comfortable, home from home.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jun 2021

  • "We have spent the week in a perfectly relaxing setting - wonderfully quiet and peaceful in a lovely village surrounded by beautiful countryside with walks to suite everyone, and plenty of picnic places."

    Not far from Whitby or Pickering, drives over the North Yorks Moors with breath taking scenery. After the lockdowns what a wonderfully relaxing place to be and so safe. Quoits cottage is so safe and Sam the owner was so helpful and attentive nothing too much trouble. With an incredible welcome we almost felt like family - we loved it - from the Quoits gentlemen on Monday on the green, Tom Cruise on the railway and the lovely Darci the puppy!!! Can't wait to go back.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0May 2021

  • "The owner Sam does everything possible to make you welcome and want to return to this beautiful cottage."

    Reviewed by Steven5.0May 2021

  • "What a lovely cottage!"

    A wonderful welcome from Sam, the owner. Comfy bed, lovely sitting room and spacious kitchen and a super patio area in the sun for afternoon tea. We definitely have this on our list of places to come back to.

    Reviewed by Nick5.0Apr 2021

  • "The cottage is really beautiful, comfortable and is in a most lovely area."

    When we arrived, the owner had provided some really generous welcoming gifts and had also put up a fantastic decorated Christmas tree. We really couldn't have felt more welcomed and comfortable. The cottage had everything we needed. Everything had been scrupulously cleaned. We felt completely confident that in this most difficult Covid period of time, everything possible had been done to provide a safe place, and we enjoyed a completely relaxed 10 days. The owners had gone above and beyond in their care and attention. We have stayed in many cottages over the years, and Quoits Cottage is the tops!

    Reviewed by Jeffrey5.0Dec 2020

  • "Sam makes us so welcome."

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Oct 2020

  • "Lovely clean comfortable cottage, the owner is second to none, looking after us and ensuring we have everything we need and more!"

    Looking forward to next year when we return again.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great area for a holiday"

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2020

  • "Had a fabulous break at the beautiful Quoits Cottage."

    The sandwiches and cakes awaiting us on arrival were warmly received and just a couple of lovely highlights of our stay. The cottage had everything you could need and Sam the owner was available if we needed anything. With plenty of walks and beautiful scenery on your doorstep we we highly recommend a stay.

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Feb 2020

  • "The owner of the cottage was extremely helpful and kind hearted whilst still respecting our privacy, we will definitely be returning in a couple of years time."

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Oct 2019

  • "Sam at Quoits goes out of her way to make this the most enjoyable, relaxing and special break."

    A truly exceptional cottage, location and host.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2019

  • "What a holiday,the cottage was fantastic the hostess was gorgeous and so helpful."

    The afternoon tea awaiting us was superb everything was just wonderful.twenty out of twenty wanted to stay longer

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Sep 2019

  • "We have booked holidays with Sykes Cottages before so were confident we would be happy with Quoits Cottage nr Goathland in North Yorkshire ( we know the area quite well )."

    Beautiful Moorland, Pretty Villages & Towns , Not far from the coast , plenty to see & do. Our first impression on approaching the cottage — it was situated in a lovely, peaceful spot ,it overlooked the village green & there was plenty of space to park the car. So far so good !! We then we unlocked the back door & were straight into the kitchen — Wow !! Beautifully decorated, spacious, light & airy,very clean with all the appliances that are required in today’s kitchen. In addition there was ‘A Welcome Gift’ - beautiful home made sponge, fresh cream scones, small cakes & a selection of sandwiches, even fresh milk in the fridge. What A Welcome !!! The rest of Quoits Cottage didn’t disappoint - gorgeous lounge with a comfortable suite, log- burner, large tv & wi-fi. - separate dining room - two good sized bedrooms - reasonable sized bathroom with shower into bath The cottage was beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean , a delight to stay in !! Sam, the owner is a lovely lady .She lives next door but is never intrusive but so welcoming and helpful when needed. We booked another cottage holiday with Sykes a couple of months ago ,for early 2020. However we want to return to Quoits Cottage in the not too distant future. Thank you to Sam & Sykes Holiday Cottages for a lovely, unforgettable holiday. Mary & Arthur Naylor

    Reviewed by Mary-ann5.0Sep 2019

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location for exploring North Yorkshire, with wonderful hospitality from Sam."

    Hope to return again one day.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Aug 2019

  • "A super holiday cottage in a picture-perfect location."

    We enjoyed lots of activities in the area and the proximity of the steam train and welcoming local pub were real bonuses. Many thanks to our superb host for her friendly welcome and attention to detail, assuring us a wonderful holiday.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2019

  • "Sammy makes us feel so welcome and the treats are great."

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Jul 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage in a wonderful location."

    No hesitation in recommending to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Tracy5.0Jun 2019

  • "This is our second visit to Quoits Cottage and will not be the last."

    The area is very quiet, peaceful and a lovely location. There are plenty of walks from the door. The variety of birds including Woodpeckers in the garden was a bonus. It is a beautiful cottage, the owner could not be more welcoming, never have we stayed anywhere where we were welcomed With a variety of homemade cakes and sandwiches including cream scones! Hope to return soon.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jun 2019

  • "Fourth year visiting Quoits Cottage."

    Absolutely brilliant as always. Even rain for the whole week could not dampen our spirits in this wonderful peaceful place. Thanks Sam x

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Jun 2019

  • "This was our third visit to Quoits."

    We have previously been in March 2018 and seen winter in its log fired splendour, October 2018 for the autumn leaves. This time we went for the spring / summer flowers, leaves and fauna. The walking here is wonderful and dependent upon your needs can be serene or challenging. This time we did both and the views were breathtaking. The Quoits players played two nights which was entertaining. The fat lambs gave their mums the run around and were a joy to watch. Beautiful birds, butterflies and flowers. The sausage roll at the school house cafe at Grosmont and their coffee and scones was smashing. Val particularly enjoyed the steam trains there. The goodies that Sam put on for our arrival were really, really great. We couldn’t speak more highly of the owners, Sam and Andy, they are lovely, considerate people. The cottage is spotless, well equipped and comfortable. We sat in the sun on the garden seat watching the birds and bees a lot, the plants and trees smell lovely. Again a lovely week, thankyou Sam and Andy.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Jun 2019

  • "A thoroughly enjoyable holiday in a perfect setting and with very welcoming ..."

    A thoroughly enjoyable holiday in a perfect setting and with very welcoming hosts who totally spoilt us with wonderful cakes and sandwiches on arrival

    Reviewed by Geraldine5.0May 2019

  • "It was great to arrive for our booking at Quoits Cottage to find that it not only met, but exceeded our expectations."

    It is an idyllic location and the cottage was beautifully presented, with a great deal of effort put in to making us welcome. We booked again within hours of returning home, which says it all!

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage, location, privacy, detached, all made the holiday experience a delight."

    The welcome that met us in the kitchen was a gourmet banquet, absolutely amazing...Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2019

  • "Fantastic host made this superb cottage an excellent holiday."

    Gorgeous cakes and sandwiches on arrival and she ironed and posted on the washing we accidentally left in the machine. Cannot recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Apr 2019

  • "Excellent location most beautiful walks on the doorstep the cottage is ..."

    Excellent location most beautiful walks on the doorstep the cottage is exceptional the attention to detail warmth in every room comfort second to none deserves all the future awards coming its way

    Reviewed by Judith5.0Mar 2019

  • "Lovely property, Clean, comfortable and quiet in a beautiful location, with ..."

    Lovely property, Clean, comfortable and quiet in a beautiful location, with welcoming owners, had a great week even with some extreme weather

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Feb 2019

  • "This is without doubt one of the best holiday experiences we have had."

    It is the first time we have stayed in a cottage and Quoits cottage does not disappoint it is set in Beckhole a small hamlet just a few cottages and a pub The birch hall inn yet not to difficult to visit Whitby or the NYMR at pickering its only 46 minuets to york and Castle Howard well worth a day out recommended. There is plenty of places to eat out in Goathland 5 minuets away or use the local butcher at Slieghts and eat in the cottage which is well appointed. Samantha the owner has the cottage next door, she was brilliant from local knowledge to days out she was very helpful and the welcome pack she left for us on our arrival was just perfect and so thoughtful. We will be booking again for us it is perfect.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Dec 2018

  • "The cottage was warm, comfortable and spotlessly clean."

    Sam, the owner, went the extra mile and beyond to make us feel welcome.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Sep 2018

  • "It wasn't just the expected things."

    This cottage has them all!! It was the extra touches given by the owner that made you feel realy welcome and "at home". Also the way the whole booking system works to make it a problem free holiday. We would return in a flash.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Aug 2018

  • "The owner, Sam, is the perfect hostess."

    She provided a 5* welcome making sure everything was comfortable for us. We were blessed with good weather and able to walk every day. The car was not used until the day we left. The location of the cottage was very tranquil and we were privileged to see a quoits game outside the cottage. You could not fail to enjoy a stay at this beautiful cottage.

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Aug 2018

  • "Everything was just above expectations."

    The owner is a fantastic, generous, kind lady.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jul 2018

  • "The cottage far exceeded all our expectations: beautiful location, spotlessly clean, comfortable bed, well-appointed with everything we needed and more besides."

    Sam, the owner, totally amazed us by providing an awesome selection of cakes and sandwiches for our arrival, a really nice touch. Brilliant hospitality! It was certainly one of the best holidays we have ever had

    Reviewed by Marilyn5.0Jul 2018

  • "14th/21st July Samantha the owner is the most welcoming we have come across, nothing is to much trouble to this lady."

    The cottage was clean, well equipped and just right for relaxing. The goodies on arrival where scrumptious [many thanks Sam] Even the neighbours we met were all very friendly. If im to be picky....the small area for evening sunset and drinks is very small and up steps [ older may struggle] and had overgrown a tad. overall thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Geoff & Trish

    Reviewed by Geoff4.7Jul 2018

  • "A spacious, well designed and equipped cottage, in a beautiful and quiet location."

    Sam, the owner, could not have been more considerate and friendly - she is truly amazing. And her welcome treats were unbelievably special. Will always have great memories of our week there and hope to return when next in Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2018

  • "We had an amazing time at Quoits Cottage which was so quiet and peaceful we were able to relax totally from day one."

    The area was excellent for walking with the moors on your doorstep and towns within easy reach should you need them. The Cottage was extremely comfortable and the owner Sam had added some very welcoming touches. We were also introduced to the game of Quoits which is played on the green in front of the cottage. In all we have been self catering for over 30 years and I can honestly say this cottage was one of the best experiences we have had. Jan and John

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2018

  • "The whole holiday was totally amazing, the cottage exceeded all expectations,and Sam the host was so welcoming."

    The sandwiches,cakes and sweeties waiting for us was a lovely surprise and was delicious . It's no wonder Quoits cottage won Yorkshire cottage of the year 2017 the attention to detail ,the cleanliness,everything was superb and Sam and husband Andy were lovely .Will certainly return .

    Reviewed by Glynis5.0Jun 2018

  • "Our third visit to Quoits Cottage in three years."

    The standard of the accommodation and the welcome from the owners is outstanding. Sam is fully deserving of her ‘Best in Yorkshire ‘ award. The quoits match outside the window that gives the cottage its name just added to the feeling of belonging in this small community. Wonderful moorland walks right on the doorstep cater for all levels of fitness while curlews and lapwings rise from the heather around you. It’s like stepping back to a nicer place in time.

    Reviewed by Anita5.0Jun 2018

  • "The Warm welcome,one felt at home."


    Reviewed by Cecilie5.0May 2018

  • "Outstanding cottage with high quality facilities, comfortable king size bed, bedding and towels."

    The cottage is very comfortable , cosy but well able to deal with four persons. Owner Sam, exceptionally thoughtful and provided additional touches such as afternoon tea and cakes on arrival and milk in the fridge. The setting is ideal for walks but open to travelling wider afield like Robin Hood’s Bay. Some beautiful walks without the need of the car. In walking distance of the NYMR steam railway Outstanding countryside setting quiet welcoming which leaves you with a real feel good factor and sense of tranquility. A gem of a cottage run by a Yorkshire treasure, Sam!

    Reviewed by Gill5.0May 2018

  • "Absolutely loved staying here!"

    Amazing hospitality; gorgeous cakes and chocolates. The owner ensured we had everything we needed and more and was so friendly and helpful. We were able to go on lovely walks right from the doorstep and the cottage was beautiful. We have already booked to visit again! Fabulous.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Mar 2018

  • "This was a great experience The owner Sam went beyond the call of duty to make ..."

    This was a great experience The owner Sam went beyond the call of duty to make sure we enjoyed ourselves The welcombe pack included cakes milk tea coffee and she greeted us warmly Explaining the local area and asking if we needed anything The pub nearby is a historic gem and the local area is great for walking with a network of walks through the hamlet The railway is not to be missed either We will be back

    Reviewed by Bill5.0Mar 2018

  • "Fantastic Cottage and Sam was very attentive and the extra little touches she gives you are lovely."

    This is our second time and even friends have stayed after hearing our rave review! See you next time.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2017

  • "Our third time staying in Quoits cottage, every time we go there have been alterations to enhance the cottage further."

    Sam's attention to detail is a credit to her professionalism of running the business, the cottage is comfortable and warm and has all that you need. Location is ideal for walks from the door so the car can be left idle. Well deserved Gold Medal winner Sam & the cottage very well deserved! The best self catering cottage we have ever stayed in and looking forward to our next visit. Mr & Mrs Randell, (Market Harborough)

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Nov 2017

  • "Hospitality of the owner."

    Excellent welcome pack. Very comfortable property Great area for walking. Many walks from the front door.

    Reviewed by Michael4.2Oct 2017

  • "Just amazing."

    Great cottage. Great location. Fantastic hospitality.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2017

  • "Sam the owner is wonderful and the touches she does is amazing ."

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Sep 2017

  • "Sam, the owner, should be very proud of how she presents the property."

    Quoits Cottage was spotlessly clean, warm and comfortable. The little treats waiting for us on our arrival were fantastic. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2017

  • "Sam the owner provided a super welcome of sandwiches, cakes & scones."

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Jun 2017

  • "We love this area, so beautiful and peaceful."

    Cottage is very comfortable, exceptional welcome from owners, provided us with afternoon tea on arrival! Lovely people.

    Reviewed by Theresa5.0Jun 2017

  • "Quoits Cottage is absolutely lovely."

    Fantastic location in such a pretty little village on the North York moors, with easy access to the coast. The cottage was warm and comfortable with everything you could possible need. Sam, the owner, was lovely. She made us feel completely welcome. She puts an enormous amount of effort into making Quoits Cottage special and the welcoming treats were amazing. Sam deserves 5*+ We would definitely stay here again and will be recommending it to all our family and friend

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Mar 2017

  • "A lovely cottage with thoughtful extras that made our stay really special."

    A really great place to get away from everything and totally relax.

    Reviewed by Francisco4.8Jan 2017

  • "Excellent cottage with everything you would want and more and one of the nicest people we have ever rented from thanks Sam."

    Nothing more to say just book it, you won't be disappointed.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Dec 2016

  • "This was the nicest cottage we have been in so far."

    The facilities, cleanliness, friendliness of Sam were perfect. A lovely location. Hope to go back one day when next in the area. The goodies were great also. Many Thanks.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Nov 2016

  • "A beautiful cottage in a fantastic location with a fabulous host!"

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Nov 2016

  • "The owner of the property was exceptional in making us welcome after a long journey."

    An unexpected lovely Yorkshire tea of sandwiches, home-cakes and a large chocolate cake, as well as homemade chocolates awaited us. Very thoughtful! We would also like to say what a wonderful "hidden location" Beck Hole is for walking and exploring the area generally.

    Reviewed by Angela4.2Oct 2016

  • "The location was lovely."

    Sam the owner went out of her way to make you feel very welcome. The cottage was lovely very clean and comfortable with everything you needed. There were cakes and sandwiches waiting for us on arrival as well as tea, milk and coffee.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0Oct 2016

  • "Sam, the owner was very helpful and polite."

    She provided a welcome pack including two dishes of sandwiches, as well as home cooked cakes and scones. ( delicious ). There was also a complimentary basket of logs for the woodburner. The overall quality of the furnishings was very high.

    Reviewed by Terry5.0Oct 2016

  • "Quoits cottage was far more than we expected."

    We had a fantastic holiday. Everything had been thought of and we didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove.
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with FreeSat, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Rear terraced rockery garden with furniture on top terrace and on ground level
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: The fireplace in the dining room is not for use
  • Note: There are stone steps up to the terraced rear garden
  • Note: Mobile signal can be intermittent in the valley.

The property

Goathland 1 mile.

This exquisite, detached stone cottage sits on the centuries old village green in the tiny hamlet of Beck Hole, just a mile from the pretty village of Goathland in the North York Moors National Park.

Beck Hole is known as one of the most picturesque and idyllic hamlets in the whole of North Yorkshire.

It is situated in a wooded valley famous for its wild flowers and stunning scenery.

Named Quoits Cottage after the traditional game that is still played on the village green during the summer months, this quintessentially English property is ideally placed for exploring the spectacular surrounding scenery and the dramatic coastline of this superb area.

Deceptively spacious, with much charm and character, there is a generously-sized sitting room with French doors that can be thrown open wide in warmer weather, and a cosy woodburning stove to gather around on cooler evenings.

The separate dining room has the original stone and cast iron fireplace, now for aesthetic purposes only, and both rooms boast oak flooring and beamed ceilings.

Upstairs are two delightful bedrooms with painted timber floors, sloping ceilings and sumptuous beds with quality Egyptian cotton bedding to sink into.

The family bathroom has luxurious Fired Earth marble tiles.

The well-equipped kitchen leads into the rear terraced rockery garden with a small seating area on the top terrace, a very sheltered and private spot to sit and relax and enjoy the sunshine.

Warm and inviting throughout, this exceptional cottage is beautifully and tastefully furnished to the highest of standards, ensuring guests have a wonderful and comfortable stay.

Beck Hole is set within a deep tree-clad valley, with a few dwellings clustered around the village green and a small local inn of immense character serving real ales.

The area is a walker’s haven, with an excellent network of public footpaths shared by sheep that are free to wander the lanes and moorland.

Enjoy a walk to nearby Goathland, with the Mallyan Spout waterfall and the North York Moors Steam Railway, explore the woods or follow the beck as it winds its way through the valley to the next village of Grosmont.

A few minutes’ drive brings you to the historic seaside port of Whitby and its long sandy beaches, narrow cobbled streets and majestic Abbey perched high on the clifftop, reached by 199 ancient steps.

With quaint tea rooms, independent shops and a rich array of restaurants, cafes and renowned fish and chips, it offers something for everyone!

This superb cottage is surrounded by scenic beauty and sure to delight the most discerning guest.

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About the location


Whitby 9 miles.

The idyllic village of Goathland is set on the north eastern edge of the North York Moors National Park. It is surrounded by the rugged open moorlands which provide excellent walking country and on which sheep graze freely. The village has been popularised by the television programme Heartbeat. At the bottom of the village lies the station for the famous North York Moors Steam Railway. Here you can catch a train to Whitby or Pickering and relax as the train winds its way through the moors. Goathland is within easy reach of the East Coast towns of Whitby, Staithes, Robin Hoods Bay and Scarborough, making it a great holiday base.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Christmas