Lapwing and Curlew cottages are a modern barn conversion with a warm and comfortable atmosphere. The cottages are non smoking and are decorated and equipped to a high standard with everything you should need including ample parking. Each cottage sleeps 4 comprising 1 double and 1 twin bedroom. We are ecologically friendly with the heating and hot water supplied by ground source heat pump and the electricity is supplied by wind turbine and solar panels. This working farm is a friendly place of peace and tranquillity set amidst truly breathtaking scenery and is situated in 60 acres of pasture and on the edge of moorland. Pets will be considered.
What ever your choice of holiday this peaceful working farm set in beautiful moorland surroundings is ideal. We have beef suckler cows, hens and guinea fowl. Amongst the many species of wildlife to be seen are Deer, Owls, Kestrel, Lapwing, Curlews, Swallows and more. There is plenty of space for children to play and for adults to relax. This peaceful rural idyll with stunning panoramic views is located within the North York Moors National Park and only 5 minutes drive into the village of Goathland and 20 minutes drive to the historic town of Whitby. You can journey along the North York Moors Railway aboard one of the many steam trains. Explore the numerous footpaths. Drink a pint of real ale in a traditional public house. Take a stroll around the village of Goathland (Aidensfield – Heartbeat) Travel into Whitby - Visit The Dracula Experience. Sample the local kippers. Enjoy the succulent fish and chips. All year round events include : Whitby Goth Weekend, Sixties Weekend, Wartime Weekend, Folk Week and not forgetting the highly recommended Whitby Regatta. There is so much to choose from. Or you could simply sit back and relax along the beautiful Yorkshire Coast. Take a day trip to Dalby Forest, Scarborough and York all within 45mins drive. Non smoking.
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About the Owner
Method of payment on bookings can be arranged once contact has been made. On receipt of £100 deposit the property will be reserved. Full payment is required within six weeks of arrival. Change over day is Friday/Saturday Property available from 3.00pm on day of arrival. Checking out time is 10.00am on day of departure.
Change over day is Friday. 3 and 4 day stays are an option. Last minute bookings based on availability.
(10 traveller reviews)
This cottage really is a home from home that we would highly recommend. You want for nothing - the cottage is so well equipped. It was clean, warm, cosy and we will definitely be returning. Jackie and John were excellent hosts and happy to help in any way they could. It was an absolute joy to be able to go walking to Goathland or Grosmont from the door. No need for the car until we wanted to venture into Whitby. Excellent location, excellent facilities. A real gem away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Thankyou Jackie and John for making our stay so comfortable. See you again!
Very welcome hosts, nothing to much trouble, place beautifully clean, warm and cosy, beautiful views over the moores, great location for Whitby, robin hoods bay, Scarborough and all the areas around there, will definitely be going back and would recommend to a friend, thank you.
Lovely accommadation very attractive conversion quiet position every thing we needed in the propety.
Ideal holiday getaway
The property has everything you need for a holiday break, it's clean, tidy & well furnished & equipped. Having been to Whitby & surrounding areas over the years in a variety of different types of rentals / hotels I reckon this is one of the best I've encountered (and way above some I've had the misfortune to stay at) & has everything you could reasonably want. There is no sea view but you are surrounding by miles of unspoiled countryside.
Whitby can be a cold place if you're unlucky but even though this farm is located on the top above Sleights there was no chance of ever being cold with the insulation & log burner if needed.
We found the owners very friendly but not intrusively so - the location is very quiet even though Whitby is only 10 - 15 minutes drive away & it's location means it's also handy for Pickering / Kirkby Moorside & it's countryside. Goathland / Grosmont just down the road.
Also experienced a few dark skies - certainly worth a bit of star gazing with binoculars if there's no room for a telescope.
I seem to remember a previous review mentioning a tricky track to the farm - there is quite a long driveway (with a farm gate along the way) but the road itself looked as though it had been surfaced recently & is not rutted at all - no potholes (& being from Sheffield I know a thing or two about potholed roads).
The only slight moan was I couldn't get a wifi signal - my granddaughter could though - so if the internet is vital either buy an iPhone or make sure you've got data included on your phone (3G no problem)
Amazing Tranquil piece of Yorkshire - everything you need yet near everywhere you want to visit.
Feel like I don't want to share this little gem of a place!
Beautiful cottage with everything you would want. Didn't get chance to use the lovely wood burning stove as weather just lovely too!
You feel like you have escaped from the hustle and bustle of life in this amazing little place - peaceful, amazing views, sunsets, cows, and sheep.
Kids could roam free outside whilst we enjoyed a glass or two enjoying the view.
Jackie and John were so friendly and helpful including providing an unexpected tractor ride.
We will return ...
Super stay for peaceful surroundings and friendly hosts!
A great option if you have a car and wish to stay in this popular area. Our party of 4 adults had enough room in the Curlew cottage for 3 nights.
The cottage was comfortable and immaculately clean and tidy, reflecting the description on the website. It is on a working farm around 5 minutes drive from Goathland, along a private road - the working on the farm does not interfere with your stay at all.
John and Jackie looked after us very well indeed. We would not hesitate to recommend this property to others.
Activity and Interests
The Whitby Coast is only 15minutes drive.
The nearest Post Office is situated in the village of Goathland. The village of Sleights - 6 miles away includes Spar supermarket, Award winning Radfords Butchers, Bothams bakery and a fish and Chip Shop.
- Away From It All
- Hair Dryer
- Heating ...
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room
- Parking ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Wood Stove
- Dishes & Utensils ...
- Kitchen ...
- Toaster ...
- Child's Highchair
- Dining Area
- Satellite / Cable
- Toys ...
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets considered
- wheelchair inaccessible
- near the sea
- autumn foliage
- theme parks
- bird watching
- horse riding
- scenic drives
- sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses
- fitness centre
- massage therapist
- medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities
- mountain biking
- pier fishing
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Towel provided. Complimentary shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, cotton wool, paper handkerchiefs and toilet roll. We are in use of a septic tank therefore nappy bags are provided for the disposal of sanitary wear and body wipes.
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Notes on accommodation: Log burning stove, under floor heating, washing machine, microwave, fridge, freezer,hob stove, ironing board and iron, oven and grill combined, travel cot, high chair, safety gate, large dog crate, swing ball, ample parking, storage for bicycles, lawn garden with picnic table and bench, additional lawn garden with access to washing line. Outside: Picnic area with picnic table/bench