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Curlew Cottage - Goathland

Goathland, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 8
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Family friendly
Towels included
10 more

At a glance

  • Set down a quiet gated lane in the picturesque village of Goathland
  • Located within the North York Moors National Park
  • Meander the paths of the private estate, home to over 80 species of birds and the wonderful Roe Deer
  • Charming cottage sleeping eight across 4 bedrooms
  • Handful of tea rooms, quaint village shops, and pubs within walking distance
  • Visit the preserved heritage train station, featured in the Harry Potter films as Hogsmeade station
Property code: G0042

Generous accommodation located within the North York Moors National Park offering panoramic views of the rolling countryside from its spacious, homely interior; perfectly situated to discover a whole host of attractions.

This secluded idyll is set down a quiet gated lane, at the edge of one of the most picturesque villages in the North York Moors National Park, this beautiful stone-built cottage exudes charm and character.

Inside the generous accommodation is both comfortable and stylishly presented with space for the whole family to relax. The cottage sits within lovely mature gardens with a delightful terrace and barbeque house. There are panoramic views from almost every room over adjoining farmland towards the moors and dales of the National Park - it really is the perfect family retreat. Downstairs there's a large living room with an open fire to gather around each evening (logs are provided for you). A TV if you fancy chilling out with a movie. Wi-Fi and high-speed broadband are also available if you need to catch up online.

The farmhouse-style kitchen, with its breakfast bar and cosy AGA-style oven and hob keeping everything nice and toasty in the winter months, has all that you might need for rustling up delicious family meals. There is an electric cooker, hob and microwave. A utility room houses the washing machine and dryer. There's also a downstairs cloakroom for your convenience. The adjoining light-filled dining area looks out over the beautiful south-facing garden. A chunky oak table seats up to eight people comfortably. To keep everyone entertained there is also a large games room downstairs which features a wide-screen TV, sofa and beanbags, and pool/ping pong table among other distractions. With its elegant painted wood panelling it's like having your very own private members club to escape to.

The bedrooms are set out across the first and second floors. Bedroom one on the first floor is a lovely king-size room with an en-suite shower room and WC. Bedrooms two and three are also on this floor, both charming twin which share a bathroom. The bathroom features a bath, separate walk-in shower and WC. The fourth bedroom has the top floor all to itself and has a double bed with en-suite shower room.

There is so much to enjoy outside this wonderful holiday home, guests are welcome to use the paths over the owner's private estate that is home to over 80 species of birds and animals including the wonderful Roe Deer. The beautiful south-facing garden has a lawn area, perfect for stretching out with a blanket and a good book in the summer months. There's also a terrace for al-fresco dining and a BBQ house which is useable throughout the year. Lockable storage for bikes is available, and if you haven't brought your own, there are mountain and road bikes available that you can hire during your stay. Extra wellies are provided too if you fancy a hike across the fields without ruining your best boots.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 4 bedrooms: 1 king-size, 1 double and two twins
  • 1 family bathroom, and 2 en-suite shower rooms
  • Off-road parking for up to 3 cars
  • Shop and pub within half a mile
  • 2 dogs welcome (must be crated at night)
  • LCD TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Lockable outdoor storage for bikes
  • Option to hire mountain and road bikes during your stay
  • Extra wellies provided for long walks
  • Outside seating area, BBQ house and garden
  • Private estate with endless walking trails
  • Kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer
  • For those special occasions, and subject to advance booking, the owners offer a bespoke dining service with a Cordon Bleu trained chef and interesting wine list

Nestling in an absolutely magical spot at the edge of the village of Goathland (famous as the location for the TV series Heartbeat) it's within short walking distance of everything that this stunning moorland village has to offer. There are a handful of gorgeous little tea-rooms, sweet village shops, a Post Office and several good pubs all offering good food and all within a few minutes' walk of the property. The beautifully preserved heritage train station at Goathland, famed for its alternative life as Hogsmeade station in the popular Harry Potter films, sits on the North York Moors Railway line from Whitby to Pickering. You can hop on a steam train here throughout the year and enjoy a traditional ride through some truly stunning scenery.

If you enjoy the outdoors you are in heaven here as the cottage is set at the heart of the North York Moors National Park. There are walking trails in every direction. Unenclosed and unsurpassed this stunning landscape, famed for its wild moorland, hidden dales, pretty villages and market towns, is simply breathtaking. See if you can discover one of the several waterfalls in the area including Mallyan Spout, Falling Foss, and Thomason Foss.

Take a tour of the impossibly pretty towns and villages in the area, Whitby and Egton (both 10 miles). A few miles east from here takes you to the stunning North Yorkshire coastline, a heady mix of rugged cliff tops, peaceful bays and pretty fishing villages. With long sandy beaches and all the traditional seaside trimmings of yesteryear, this is proper bucket 'n spade territory. That's not to say it's stuck in the past, in fact the coast's villages and towns combine the traditional with the contemporary effortlessly, with trinket shops and tea rooms sitting alongside upmarket champagne and oyster bars.

This property is personally managed by Rupert.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tracey 6th March 2020

Fantastic property, beautiful surroundings, the photos do not do the cottage justice. Would highly recommend will certainly be booking a return visit.

Reviewed by Craig 14th February 2020

Fantastic cottage in a beautiful location. He specs throughout. Would recommend wholeheartedly.

Reviewed by Susan 15th November 2019

This was our second visit. That says it all. Fantastic property, super comfy beds, everything we needed. Waiting for an occasion to stay here again!

Reviewed by Rachel 28th October 2019

Beautiful house in a great location, really well equipped and felt incredibly cosy with the open fire and Aga. Fantastic games room for the children with a pool table and television. Lovely and helpful service provided by the owners who live opposite.

Reviewed by Sue 23rd August 2019

Great location in North York Moors. Wide variety of activities within easy reach for all ages. Ideal accommodation for a family holiday.

Reviewed by Pamela 26th July 2019

Curlew Cottage is everything we could wish for in a holiday home. Extremely clean and well equipped, most comfortable beds, quality toiletries, excellent welcome pack. The addition of a pool/table tennis table was a bonus. Lovely garden and covered bbq. The owners were most welcoming and helpful. Excellent location for steam train, coast and inlandRead more. The childrens response to what was good about the cottage- everything. Hide

Reviewed by Jill 28th June 2019

A beautiful, characterful cottage in a wonderful setting. Very well equipped and comfortable. Even with the lovely weather, the games room was much appreciated by all three generations!

Reviewed by Moira 7th June 2019

Lovely peaceful location, very well equipped cottage, very comfortable beds with good quality linen, would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Sandra 26th April 2019

Quiet location and comfortable! We had three cars between us and its not easy to manoeuvre them! Overall we enjoyed our 3 night stay! Good location for walking and traveling on North York Moors railway!

Reviewed by Val 26th February 2019

Would recommend

Reviewed by Sam 11th September 2018

Really good place to stay there was only one thing I would change. The water pipes made a very load noise whenever the taps were turned on, this was very annoying in the morning or at night with slightly different going to bed/waking up times of our party.

Reviewed by Janet 3rd September 2018

Great cottage, plenty of space. Nice garden. Owners are very friendly. High standaard throughout. Nice peaceful village setting.

Reviewed by Karen 12th August 2018

HiThe Cottage was excellent but we were a little let down by the fact that some of the food items you said were provided we did not receive. When we got to the cottage we noticed that there was no jam which I did mention to the owner and she brought a jar immediately but after that we also noticed tRead morehere were no eggs and also no fruit. Also the lights around the BBQ area did not work and there was no lighter fuel and as we were having a BBQ it would have added to our nightI know these are little niggles but probably should be checked especially the basket of food.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Karen,Thank you for taking the time to complete a review, it is appreciated! I have spoken with the owner regarding the points you have raised and I do apologise that some of the items listed were not provided. We will now be amending the documentation that we send over to the guests, thank you for bringing this to our attention. The owner does not provide lighter fuel for the BBQ but, extra sticks were left at the cottage for you to enjoy the BBQ. The lights around this unfortunately werent working for your stay as the owner has been waiting for an electrician to visit the cottage to connect them, I do hope the candles left helped light the area a little. I do hope we can book you into another Gorgeous Cottage sometime in the future. Please visit us again soon.Take care. Louise Hide

Reviewed by Confirmed guest 6th August 2018

Peace and lovely walk all went too quickly

Reviewed by Helen 29th July 2018

Relaxing stay at Curlew Cottage.

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With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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