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West Steading

Farndale, North Yorkshire
VE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A far-flung retreat to the Moors for families or couples
  • Breath-taking views surrounds you from the south facing garden out to the North York Moors National Park
  • A wonderful barn conversion situated in this quiet hamlet, inside is a rustic charm with contemporary touches 


Property code: G0173

An exquisitely converted barn that beautifully blends original features with modern comforts, making it the perfect retreat for those wanting to immerse themselves in rural tranquillity.

Sympathetically restored, original features such as exposed beams, stone floors and quirky windows hark back to the cottage's agricultural heritage. However, with its neutral tones, warm wood and high vaulted ceilings, it is light, airy and spacious with a charming, contemporary, cottage style. Located in Rosedale (known for its daffodil walk each spring) in the North York Moors, there are 600 square miles of beautiful, heather-covered countryside to explore by foot or by car. The National Park is also home to a wealth of market towns and villages with tearooms, cafes, pubs and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets, including foodies' haven, Helmsley (14 miles), and Pickering (16 miles).

On arrival, take time to admire the attractive exterior and position of this property; immediately, you will notice the attention to detail. As you enter, you will discover the open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining area, which is a great space for socialising, relaxing or tucking into the generous welcome hamper. In the corner of the lounge, the wood burner is perfect for creating a cosy atmosphere on chillier evenings, whilst the underfloor heating creates a comfortable warmth elsewhere in the cottage. The modern kitchen is a good size and has all the mod-cons needed to cater to your needs. Both of the bedrooms are king-size and have en-suites, which makes this a great property for two couples. The decor is simple, but elegant, thus creating a restful atmosphere where you will find it easy to unwind. One en-suite has a bathtub to soak in at the end of a long day and the other has a walk-in shower.

Outside, the south-facing garden's unbridled views of the North York Moors are something special. So make the most of the garden furniture, sit back with a glass of your favourite tipple and enjoy each other's company whilst soaking up the spectacular panoramas.

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

  • 2 bedrooms - both king-size and with TVs (both accessed via stairs)
  • 2 bathrooms - both en-suites - one with a bath and one with a walk-in shower
  • Underfloor heating and wood burner
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • South-facing garden with lawn and gravel patio
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Pub under 0.5 miles
  • Shop within 5 miles
  • 2 dogs welcome - maximum medium sized, well behaved, quiet dogs welcomed in this cottage. Pets must not be left unattended in the cottage unless they are happy to be caged (cage not provided) and are not likely to bark. We kindly request that they are not allowed in bedrooms or on the furniture

The property 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 breathtaking walking trails from the door. And of course the same is true for cycling. There are also countless picture-postcard 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 15 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 place 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.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Amanda 2nd October 2020

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The cottage was beautifully presented and spotlessly clean. The location was fabulous, in a beautiful valley and with the added bonus of a pub over the road. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Jean 7th September 2020

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A luxuriously appointed cottage, very stylish interiors with a spacious but cosy feel. Ideally located with a friendly country pub on the doorstep serving excellent food.

Reviewed by Michael 4th September 2020

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Excellent, an extremely high standard of accommodation in an idyllic setting. Staff were great, the welcome hamper was fantastic. Overall a great experience and we have already booked again for a week later this year.

Reviewed by Andrew 20th September 2019

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Our cottage is part of an excellent renovation of a former stable block set in a lovely quiet dale. Very comfortable and spotlessly clean. A short wander (50 yards!) to the very friendly and homely, village pub, which is obviously the heart of the local community. We had a lovely week.

Reviewed by Philip 2nd August 2019

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This cottage was perfect for our needs 4 adults and a baby, very well equipped. Situated in a scenic and peaceful location, no shop but picked up supplies whilst out and about.

Reviewed by Mary 19th February 2019

Just returned from a 3 night break . Only dissapointing thing was the creaking bed in the master bedroom which gave disturbed nights for both us and the dogs , hopefully the owner will address this issue as has been reported. Other than that this is a perfect cottage if you like being remote but the convenience of the fab friendly pub over the roaRead mored . Rachel did take out tea for us on the first night so we did not have to leave the dogs and nothing was any trouble . The cottage is set up well for dogs with flagged floors easily cleaned after a day on the moors . Hopefully returning in the summer for our 3rd visit Hide

Reviewed by Richard 29th December 2018

West Steading is a charming cottage in which to stay. It is well equipped, comfortable, warm and beautifully converted. My only problem was an inability to keep the wood burner going for long, but that is probably a lack of cave man skills on my part! Would definitely go back again.

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