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Detached Farmhouse in Idyllic Location with Spectacular Views

Overview

Property

Updated: 13-Feb-2017
  • Sleeps 10
  • 5 Bedrooms
  • 4 Bathrooms, 2 Separate Toilets
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

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.

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About the Owner

Katrina Shamel
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 February, 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 Yorkshire Moors and Coast

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

Hi Katrina.



We had a wonderful time last weekend at Forresters Lodge and would like to thank yourselves and Andrea for such a great holiday house.



Our family has gone away at this time of year for the past 7 years, we stay somewhere different every year and we all agreed that Forresters Lodge won hands down in terms of location, the accommodation and having everything catered for (enough dish washer tablets provided, logs for fire etc). We all would love to come again at some point in the future.
Dec 2016
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Guestbook comments from the owner

Hi Katrina.



We had a wonderful time last weekend at Forresters Lodge and would like to thank yourselves and Andrea for such a great holiday house.



Our family has gone away at this time of year for the past 7 years, we stay somewhere different every year and we all agreed that Forresters Lodge won hands down in terms of location, the accommodation and having everything catered for (enough dish washer tablets provided, logs for fire etc). We all would love to come again at some point in the future.
Dec 2016
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3 Reviews

5/5 -
(3 traveller reviews)

5

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: Jan 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 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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West midlands
5

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: Oct 7, 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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United Kingdom
5

Danby

  • 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: Apr 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

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.

Activity and Interests

Car: necessary

Coast/Beach:

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 and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
February Half Term
18 Feb 2017 - 24 Feb 2017
7 night minimum stay
£968
for 7 nights
£968
 
 
Spring 2017
25 Feb 2017 - 7 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£486
for 3 nights
From
£162
£825
 
 
Easter 2017
8 Apr 2017 - 21 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,225
for 7 nights
£1,225
 
 
April 2017
22 Apr 2017 - 28 Apr 2017
3 night minimum stay
£546
for 3 nights
From
£182
 
 
May Bank Holiday
29 Apr 2017 - 5 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,225
for 7 nights
£1,225
 
 
May 2017
6 May 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£546
for 3 nights
From
£182
£968
 
 
June 2017
3 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017
3 night minimum stay
£657
for 3 nights
From
£219
£1,225
 
 
July 2017
1 Jul 2017 - 21 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,305
for 7 nights
£1,305
 
 
Summer 2017
22 Jul 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,550
for 7 nights
£1,550
 
 
September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
3 night minimum stay
£642
for 3 nights
From
£214
£1,195
 
 
October 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 20 Oct 2017
3 night minimum stay
£1,638
for 3 nights
From
£546
£968
 
 
October Half Term
21 Oct 2017 - 27 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£1,195
for 7 nights
£1,195
 
 
Winter 2017
28 Oct 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£486
for 3 nights
From
£162
£825
 
 
Christmas & New Year 2017
23 Dec 2017 - 5 Jan 2018
7 night minimum stay
£1,550
for 7 nights
£1,550
 

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.
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Updated: 13-Feb-2017
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Facilities

From the Owner

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

Property Type

  • farmhouse

Theme

  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine

Kitchen

  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob

Dining

  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys

Suitability

  • children welcome
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

  • 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.

Bedrooms

  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Bedroom 4
  • Bedroom 5
  • 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.

Outside

  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

Notes:

  • 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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