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The garden faces south and has great views
Original features combined with modern living
Relax in the beautiful open-plan living area with exposed beams
Plenty of comfortable seating for everyone
Prepare your meals in style
The kitchen area will please budding chefs
Climb the wooden hill
Get a good night's rest in this king-size bed
Languish in this king-size bedroom
Have a lovely bath after the day's exertions
Inviting king-size bed
Have a cuppa in bed
Plan your day out
Lovely attention to detail
You will appreciate this setting
Nearly there!
The great outdoors
Breakfast in bed
A great outdoor space with fabulous views
1 / 19  The garden faces south and has great views
2 / 19  Original features combined with modern living
3 / 19  Relax in the beautiful open-plan living area with exposed beams
4 / 19  Plenty of comfortable seating for everyone
5 / 19  Prepare your meals in style
6 / 19  The kitchen area will please budding chefs
7 / 19  Climb the wooden hill
8 / 19  Get a good night's rest in this king-size bed
9 / 19  Languish in this king-size bedroom
10 / 19  Have a lovely bath after the day's exertions
11 / 19  Inviting king-size bed
12 / 19  Have a cuppa in bed
13 / 19  Plan your day out
14 / 19  Lovely attention to detail
15 / 19  You will appreciate this setting
16 / 19  Nearly there!
17 / 19  The great outdoors
18 / 19  Breakfast in bed
19 / 19  A great outdoor space with fabulous views

West Steading

Farndale, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
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

  • A wonderful barn conversion full of rustic charm and contemporary touches
  • Situated in a peaceful hamlet in the beautiful North York Moors National Park
  • Finished to a high standard with careful attention to detail
  • Breathtaking views of the surrounding countryside from the south-facing garden
  • A traditional village pub under half a mile
  • Plenty of picturesque walks from the doorstep
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

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.

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 6 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Andrew 20th September 2019

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

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 thRead moree convenience of the fab friendly pub over the road . 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

Response from Pets at Home:

Hi Mary, thank you for your constructive feed back. We have spoken to the owner who has assured us he will take a look at the bed and make sure the necessary repairs are made to enable a good nights sleep. We do hope to welcome you back soon. Take Care, Marion 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.

Reviewed by chris 21st July 2018

Had a great stay, clean and well equipped. Tastefully decorated, lots of attention to detail. The beds were comfy and the bathrooms had good showers. rather liked the bathroom mirror lighting as that has always been an issue in other cottages and hotels stayed in.Location good for us as we like to be away from the hustle and bustle. Pub across thRead moree road good and welcoming. Shame the lounge area is upstairs at the back, felt dark when we were there in July with strong sunshine everyday,also no view . Although outdoor area has a bench and table there is only one lounger so we had to take turns to sit in it. Pleased to find that a fence has been added between west and east steading to give privacy when outdoors, was a bit unsure about booking as photos don't show this. We hope to return, might try one of the other cottages. Hide

Reviewed by Jane 23rd June 2018

Cottage in beautiful secluded position with fantastic views but shame they couldnt be appreciated from the living area. Very well equipped cottage but no bbq!

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The garden faces south and has great views
Original features combined with modern living
Relax in the beautiful open-plan living area with exposed beams
Plenty of comfortable seating for everyone
Prepare your meals in style
The kitchen area will please budding chefs
Climb the wooden hill
Get a good night's rest in this king-size bed
Languish in this king-size bedroom
Have a lovely bath after the day's exertions
Inviting king-size bed
Show 7 moreHave a cuppa in bed


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