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Detached Farmhouse in Idyllic Location with Spectacular Views

Bedrooms 5
Separate WC's2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Farmhouse in Danby, Whitby - Superb base for exploring the North York Moors and Coast

In a truly idyllic and secluded location amid open countryside, with spectacular views across fields, moors and along Little Fryup Dale, this detached stone farmhouse dating back to the 1800s has been carefully and imaginatively converted providing very comfortable accommodation. The rooms are spacious, light and airy with stunning views from almost every window, and the large sitting room with open fire is perfect for relaxing in. Walks for all abilities can be taken from the doorstep.

Katrina Shamel
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
15 November, 2017

About Katrina Shamel

Forrester's Lodge is owned by the Dawnay Family as part of the Danby and Liverton Estate, Danby was purchased in 1656 from the Earl Danvers, but previously had formed part of the Latimer (subsequently Neville) holdings. Sir William Neville was married to Catherine Parr (the last surviving wife of King Henry VIII).

The Dawnay Estate comprises two landholdings situated about 35 miles apart; Wykeham near Scarborough and Danby near Whitby, both in North Yorkshire.

The Danby and Liverton Estate is essentially a 11,500 acre grouse moor and a further 3,000 acres of let hill farms, Danby Castle (to include the Court and Jury Rooms), the Moors Centre (former sporting lodge – Danby Lodge) and approximately five miles of the upper reaches of the River Esk (salmon and sea trout fishing).

Katrina Shamel purchased this farmhouse in 1949

Why Katrina Shamel chose Whitby

The Dawnay Family have owned this property since it was built in around 1830! Several alterations and modernisation have created the comfortable home it is now.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The fantastic scenery and myriad of walking paths and cycle routes, right on the doorstep. To find out more about Forrester's go to www.foresterslodge.com, ring Katrina on 01723 866600 or email k.shamel@dawnay.co.uk

Guestbook comments from the owner

Morning Katrina

I need to send you an email to tell you about our amazing weekend

The house was fantastic………….. absolutely second to none……..we have had the best time. We felt completely at home from the second we arrived and did not want to leave.

And the location…WOW!! We were completely blown away. A picture view from every window…..

I cannot put into words how much we enjoyed our stay. We will definitely be in touch to stay again.

Thank you thank you thank you.

The Wagstaff family 
Mar 2017
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Whitby in Scarborough District

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Separate WC's
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Toilet 2 - Toilet
  • Ground floor-WC cloakroom. 1st Floor-En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath/shower over, WC, basin , en-suite to bedroom 2 with WC, bath, Family bathroom with bath/shower over wc. 2nd Floor-bathroom with bath/shower over, WC, separate WC and basin.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 + baby (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1st floor - Bedroom 1 with king sized bed and en-suite, Bedroom 2 with twin beds and en-suite, bedroom 3 with king sized bed. 2nd floor - Bedroom 4 with twin beds. Bedroom 5 with twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
Notes on accommodation: Furnished in a Country House style this fully centrally heated properrty is cosy in winter and cool in summer. Adequately equipped and comfortably furnished for a full compliment of guests, visitors can relax in the large lounge or the more energetic may wish to cycle or walk on the nearby moors or along Eskdale to Whitby. Outside: A pretty and well maintained garden surrounds the house equipped with outdoor furniture and BBQ. Private parking for up to 10 cars. Utility Room: There is a seperate drying room/utility room in an exterior building with a drying room/boot room for drying waterproofs etc. Chest freezer is also located here. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. For those wishing to stay two weeks, a mid stay linen change is included. Other: Dining room with seating for a full party of ten people. High chair also available.


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Detached Farmhouse in Idyllic Location with Spectacular Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Fantastic hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

We have just had a fantastic family holiday here. The age group ranged from 3 to 63 with 12 of us staying the weekend.

From the outset things were looking positive with good communication from the property manager who answered all of our questions and gave us great ideas.

The property is beautiful and well equipped, the beds were very comfy, so much so that I'm upgrading my own bed after staying in theirs.

Access was as described and once you are there you are in a world of your own, so private and with breathtaking views. We travelled when it was very wet but this did not have a negative impact on the place.

We, like other reviewers, had the shopping delivered direct after doing an online Asda shop. This saved us a lot of hassle.

The house has more than enough bathrooms and toilets. Lots of the rooms are en-suite and it was very warm. The fire is also a great fire.

We will definitely return, hopefully in the summer.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much - I am always so delighted when our guests have enjoyed staying at Forrester's. It's a very special place and seems to attract the most lovely people. Make sure you let me know if it's a second visit - I'll try and engineer a better rate for return bookings! Best wishes, Katrina
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Excellent holiday

  • 5 of 5

A family of 10 stayed for the half term week in this lovely property. It has amazing views with every room having so many windows. It was very well equipped in the kitchen and every where else really. It was spacious enough with a lovely big lounge and open fire. Plenty of fridge/freezer space we certainly needed it after Tesco had delivered! Whitby is certainly worth visiting and Robin Hoods Bay. We would definitely come back.

  • Review Submitted: 07-Oct-2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Morning Lisa Thank you so much for that lovely review - I love the house and the area and I'm so pleased that you and the family did too. Many thanks
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  • 5 of 5

The Forresters Lodge was a 1st class house in a beautiful position in N Yorkshire. Lots of walking and not far to some beautiful beaches and villages. Ideal holiday location for 8 family members with children.

  • Review Submitted: 17-Apr-2014
  • Date of Stay: April 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


The heritage coast at Whitby is a 20 minute drive away. Other pretty fishing villages and secluded beaches are also close by.

Further Details:

Well behaved dogs are welcome, but be aware that the house is located in amongst fields with livestock (cattle and sheep). There are two outdoor kennels available. Please refrain from letting the dogs upstairs or on the furniture.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday farmhouse in Whitby, North Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Winter 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Christmas & New Year 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £100 will secure the dates you require if available. Balance due 6 weeks before commencement of holiday.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is a Saturday though this is flexible on non-peak weeks. Arrival preferably after 3pm and depart by 10.30am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.