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West View Cottage - Kirkbymoorside

Farndale, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Occupies a peaceful position within the North York Moors National Park
  • Plenty of charming original features combined with contemporary touches
  • A spacious garden perfect for kids, dogs and al fresco dining
  • Traditional village pub under half a mile
  • An abundance of walks through the Yorkshire countryside from the doorstep
Property code: G0174

Boasting original features such as a Victorian cast iron range, this handsome farmhouse is steeped in history but still has many contemporary touches to ensure your stay is a comfortable one.

This handsome three-bedroom farmhouse which has been transformed into an elegant and luxurious holiday cottage, just happens to be set within one of the prettiest spots in the North York Moors.

The honey-coloured stone of the cottage is very typical of this area of the moors and lends itself beautifully to the lush greens and purples of the moorland all around. Step inside to discover a stylish refurbishment which has retained all of the property's inherent character. Throughout you'll find original features like the fantastic cast-iron fireplace in the kitchen and stone trough in the downstairs bathroom. Throw in 21st-century luxuries like underfloor heating and you might just have yourself the perfect luxury Yorkshire cottage.

Downstairs you'll find the kitchen and dining area, a bright and spacious room which blends the contemporary and traditional perfectly. The kitchen is fully stocked and includes everything you would expect of a cottage at this standard. There is a dishwasher and washer/dryer and children's crockery/cutlery too. If you haven't had time to get to the shops before reaching the cottage, you'll arrive to a fantastic welcome hamper to get you started with fresh bread, biscuits, eggs, and a bottle of wine among your essentials.

The classically-styled sitting room is next door to the kitchen. Light up the wood burner, pour yourself a glass of wine and settle down on the cosy tartan armchair with a good book. Or stretch out on the sofa and watch a movie. There are lots of extras to keep you entertained including the large LCD TV and Wi-Fi.

Downstairs houses a handy utility room, perfect for drying off your walking/cycling gear or stripping down muddy kids. There also a large family bathroom with a feature roll-top bath, a lovely way to end a busy day's sightseeing, and a separate walk-in shower.

Head upstairs to the generous sized bedrooms, one king-size, one double and a twin room with single beds. All of the bedrooms are dressed in the finest cotton bed linen and boast warm wooden floors, LCD TVs and stylish faux-fur throws. There is another family bathroom up here, again with a bath and separate walk-in shower. Complimentary toiletries are provided for your convenience.

Outside the cottage you'll find a large lawned garden and stone patio. Garden furniture is provided so you can enjoy lunch alfresco in the warmer months. The cottage is set in a very quiet hamlet so all around you are the sights and sounds of the North York Moors. Just heavenly.

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

  • 3 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 double and 1 twin, all with TVs
  • 2 bathrooms – 1 downstairs and 1 upstairs, both with a bath and shower
  • Dishwasher and washer-dryer
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Underfloor heating and wood burner
  • Welcome hamper on arrival
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Pub within a few hundred metres
  • Garden with lawn and stone patio
  • Shop within 5 miles
  • 2 dogs welcome

The cottage is set in a pretty little hamlet (complete with a local pub) in the heart of the North York Moors National Park. This particular dale is famed for its daffodil walk when each spring the river banks come alive with the yellow flowers, said to be planted originally by the monks who settled on this land many hundreds of years ago.

Lesser known than its Yorkshire cousin the Dales, the North York Moors are literally on your doorstep. This glorious expanse of heather-clad countryside is simply stunning, and it's well worth taking some time to explore it properly. The moors cover an area of almost 600 square miles and like the dales you can easily find yourself miles from anywhere relatively quickly. But there is something distinctly more civilised and less remote about the moors. There is a sense of wilderness, particularly on top of the high central moorlands, but it’s cast in comforting soft focus.

This is serious walking country, so if you enjoy donning the old walking boots and striking out into the countryside this cottage has the perfect location. No need to get in the car at all, there are some truly breath-taking walking trails from the door. And of course the same is true for cycling. There are also countless picture-card villages to explore within a few miles including the chocolate-box Hutton-le-Hole (6 miles).

Close by you also have the fantastic town of Helmsley (15 miles). At the heart of the town square is a statue of Lord Feversham, a distant ancestor of the current Lord who resides in Duncombe Park. This stunning baroque mansion sits on the outskirts of town and is a good choice for an afternoon's sightseeing. If you want to indulge some more architectural desires, the equally grand Nunnington Hall fifteen miles away is another grand abode worth a peek.

Helmsley is a foodie’s heaven, packed with exquisite tea rooms, cafes and on the pulse organic delis. It's also surrounded by some of the best gastro pubs in the UK. Tucked alongside these culinary delights are lots of unique shops, galleries and antique dealers, just the spot to build up an appetite for lunch.

The neighbouring town of Pickering (18 miles) is similar in many ways and is host to its own delightful set of shops, cafes and restaurants. A few miles further on takes you to Thornton-Le-Dale (18 miles), a very pretty North York Moors village with thatched houses and a sleepy little brook. Stop for some ice cream here and remind yourself what life in the slow lane feels like.

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Patricia 13th September 2019

This is a lovely well appointed cottage in a wonderful location. We enjoyed a peaceful and relaxing stay mid September and a bonus was having a pub a few steps away which served good meals with friendly and welcoming hosts.

Reviewed by George 6th September 2019

Beautiful cottage in small group of holiday lets - all beautifully restored old cottages/barns. Wonderful location in tiny hamlet on heart of the north York moors. Ideal for walking and exploring the area.

Reviewed by Paul 9th August 2019

Beautifully appointed cottage in a lovely location with stunning views and access to the moors. Relatively isolated but with a pub opposite and easy travelling to Kirkbymoorside, Pickering, the wonderful market town of Helmsley and Whitby & the coast.

Reviewed by Chris 7th June 2019

Absolutely perfect. Nothing lacking. Very well equipped.A credit to its owners.

Reviewed by Dawn 22nd April 2019

Just perfect, beautiful cottage in stunning location. Would definitely book again.

Reviewed by Confirmed guest 2nd March 2019


Reviewed by Natalie 23rd February 2019

The cottage is absolutely beautiful, we all had an amazing holiday!

Reviewed by Gill 20th February 2019

Great cottage in rural location for a weekend away with friends. Plenty of walks in the area. Comfy beds and fabulous bathrooms.

Reviewed by Sheila 17th February 2019

We had a fabulous time at west view cottage. Everything was pretty much perfect and just what we wanted. The only other things that would have helped are... as its a dog friendly cottage an outside hose would be useful for washing off mud. Ours stayed in the utility if they were muddy but still feltRead more uneasy bringing them in if they were Mucky. Would have been nice to have a little history of the cottage too... date built and pics of original layout and before and after renovations. The lounge would have been a little tight for 6 people to sit down comfortably. Info on dog friendly walks would have also been useful though we did manage to purchase a guide in helmsley. Having said all that we would and do hope to return to this beautiful cottage

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Sheila, thank you for your 10/10 review, it's great to hear that you had a fabulous time. Your comments have been passed on to the owner. We hope that you return for another stay too. Take care, Maureen. Hide

Reviewed by Joanne 29th December 2018

Amazing holiday, couldnt fault the accommodation it was perfect , very clean , had everything you might need and the pub opposite was a bonus .Beautiful Area with lovely walks and enclosed garden for the dog .Would definitely go back

Reviewed by Louise 7th November 2018

We had a lovely stay at West View Cottage. It has been renovated to a very high standard, and is beautifully kept. We particularly enjoyed the undefloor heating and amazingly deep and gorgeous roll top baths.The kitchen could do with a bit more equipment - measuring spoons/scales, and baking trays for example, and sadly the supersize dinner plats dRead moreon't fit in the dishwasher. The living is cosy with a great fire but would be small for six adults.It is in beautiful surroundings, with walks from the door. We love the area and came for the location, but others need to be aware that the nearest shop is some miles away.We were particularly impressed by the owners response to a small problem in one of the bathrooms - they responded to contact within half an hour and the problem was fixed before the end of the dayOverall it was a great week - even my teenage son wants to return! Hide

Reviewed by Confirmed guest 29th July 2018

Wonderfull holiday

Reviewed by Maria 21st July 2018

Beautiful cottage finished to an excellent standard, location was simply stunning. Were blessed with great weather so overall a fab holiday, thank you Gorgeous Cottage's. ?

Reviewed by Neil 2nd June 2018

Great cottage in a wonderful location. Cottage was spotlessly clean and is extremely well equipped and furnished to an extremely high standard. If I was being really pedantic the only negative is the lounge is not big enough for six people. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Karen 12th May 2018

Because we have 2 little dogs we tend to stay in cottages for most of our holidays so we feel that we have built up a fair bit of experience. This one is probably one of the best that we have stayed in.To start, its a fabulous location! The cottage is beautifully restored with everything you need for a relaxing holiday. We were impressed by the attRead moreention to thoughtful details and the well equipped kitchen and utility. The welcome hamper was very much appreciated and nice to see logs ready for the fire even though we didn't need them as we were blessed with stunning weather! Everything is immaculately clean and exceptionally well presented. It's been designed with the guests in mind and is not not like some places that owners use to dump their unwanted and tired paraphernalia.There's an enclosed garden which was so helpful in managing our two little dogs and we enjoyed sitting out in the sunshine. A parasol would have been a welcome piece as it was so hot!There weren't any real downsides - but worth noting that it's next to a small road and despite being in an isolated location, gets a surprising amount of passing vehicles. That said, we stayed on a bank holiday which, admittedly, was busier than during the week and it wasn't too much of a problem for us.Also worth noting is that the beds have firm mattresses. I realise that this is a very personal preference, however, for me, was the only thing that prevented me from scoring it a 10 on comfort! We would stay again and most likely will. (But might take a mattress topper next time!)Highly recommended. Hide

Reviewed by Eleri 25th April 2018

A wonderful place. A couple of slight issues with crockery and WiFi, but we loved the cottage. Thank you so much

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Eleri,Thank you for taking the time to complete a review. I am delighted you enjoyed your stay at this Gorgeous Cottage. The owner is now aware of the crockery issues and he is looking into this. We do value our guests feedback and this does help in improving the cottage for future guests.I do hope we can book your next holiday to Yorkshire.Take care!Louise

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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

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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