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Ainthorpe Farm Cottage in Danby, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
1 bathroom

Ainthorpe Farm Cottage description

Holiday home
Ainthorpe Farm Cottage is a stone built cottage, attached to the owners' farmhouse, in the village of Danby, within the North York Moors National Park. This cottage sleeps six people and comprises of three bedrooms one double bedroom and two twin bedrooms as well as a family bathroom. The cottage also contains a well equipped kitchen with a dining area and a sitting room with an open fire and French doors that lead out to a cobbled courtyard. This cottage also has off road parking for two cars. Located close to many places of interest and stunning countryside, Ainthorpe Farm Cottage is an ideal family holiday cottage.

Nestled in the beautiful and peaceful Esk Valley in the heart of The North York Moors, the little village of Danby has a lot to offer. With two pubs – both of which serve food - a bakery and a tea-room, this quaint little settlement is well served by local amenities. Nearby is the excellent National Park Visitor Centre at Danby Lodge, a historic building set within 13 acres of riverside pasture. The lodge also provides facilities for local exhibitions, nature trails and tea rooms. In addition there are also the ruins of a 14th Century castle and one of the only working water-mills on the River Esk. Running through the village on its way to Whitby is the Esk Valley Railway, whilst nearby the villages of Hutton-le-Hole and Lastingham, as well as the market town of Pickering, offer a variety of amenities not available in Danby itself.

The North York Moors National Park covers 554 square miles, with landscape ranging from heather-clad moorland and deep secluded dales, to the cliffs and coves of the magnificent coastline making it a haven for walkers.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Ms Barnes
February 2014
We had a lovely time at Ainthorpe Farm Cottage. Very welcoming owner, great location, warm, cosy and a lovely place to be. Loved the welcome pack and loved being able to do great walks from the doorstep. Thank you - have told friends and family about the place!
Mr Southgate
June 2014
We have stayed at many cottages over the years and this was one of the best, the owners were very friendly and helpful.
September 2010
Owners were really nice even though they were not informed that we had a dog, and there was a really good welcome pack included. the property is in a great location for exploring the North Moors
Mrs Hill
August 2014
A beautiful setting for a fun packed family holiday. Cottage is lovely with a stunning secure garden for the children to play. Very quite peaceful but just a short journey to local towns, such as Whitby, Scarborough. The owners are very helpful polite and make you feel right at home. Would definitely recommend visit again!
Mr Thackray
December 2014
Great location, very comfortable cottage and welcoming friendly owner on hand.
Mr Barker
March 2015
The setting is beautiful, and the property a charming stone built cottage. The owner who lives next door was very friendly and helpful.
Mrs Rowley
April 2015
An excellent cottage and well equipped. In a lovely village with wonderful walks directly from the door and surrounded by beautiful countryside. Lovely outside seating areas, one in courtyard at rear of property was a sun trap where I spent many a happy hour chilling out with a glass of red and a good book. A very friendly and welcoming owner who went out of her way to make sure we had everything we needed. We will be definitely be recommending this cottage to friends and family. We all loved it.
Mr Kelso
October 2013
Nice cottage, well positioned in a lovely village. Very handy for the Moors, Coast and York. Very clean and well appointed, with a friendly helpful owner.
Mrs Freeman
September 2011
Very friendly owners, excellent accommodation and the location was absolutely beautiful. Will definitely return. Very child friendly - our kids loved feeding the horses and playing with the resident dog.
Mr Richard
September 2011
The location was perfect and our host was very nice and helpful.
Mrs Lee
July 2012
The cottage was in a fantastic location for the coast and inland, also being in the moors. A lovely village with local shops and a pub all within reasonable walking distance. Very friendly and accommodating owners.
Mrs Thelwall
October 2012
Quiet location within easy reach of both countryside and coast. An area which is new to us and we were very taken with all that was available to explore and would happily return another time.
Mr Freestone
May 2013
The owner was very friendly and helpful. The garden was excellent for the four of us and the dog regarding size and the fact that it was completely enclosed was an added bonus. The location of the property was very good with local amenities close by. We felt a real peaceful quality to the holiday let and surrounding area and everyone we met seemed friendly and chatty.
Mr Tagg
August 2009
This was an excellent base for the Yorkshire Moors and coast. The garden was large and child friendly.
Mr Durrance
September 2009
Besides the property being a delight, the owners were helpful and nothing seemed to be to much of a problem. The food supplied for our arrival, eggs, bread etc was a very pleasant surprise and of the highest quality. The surrounding area was excellent, then again it was the Yorkshire Moors!
Mr Cathrine
November 2009
The location was perfect for the type of holiday we wanted. There were walks for the dog on the moors themselves but the beach at Runswick Bay proved popular. Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and Flamingoland were a short drive away. The cottage owner was very nice.
Mr Hilton
May 2011
The village was lovely and the cottage was well placed for both tourist attractions by day and within walking distance of two nice pubs in the evening. The garden was excellent for a young family. The owners very friendly!
Mr Powell
August 2010
We had 3 young children in our party and the garden was excellent for them; they enjoyed feeding the hens!
Mr Cooper
August 2010
Peace and quite and the very relaxing aura of the whole moors area.
Mrs Baker
January 2011
Open fire and friendly owners.
Mrs Baker
April 2011
The location was superb for exploring the local area. The owner couldn`t have been more friendly and the cottage was very comfortable.
Dr Pettinger
January 2010
Lovely cottage and very friendly, helpful owners. Lovely open fire blazing on our arrival was great, and we enjoyed making use of it throughout our short stay.
Mrs Miles
July 2010
A beautiful location, really relaxing yet not far to travel should you want shops etc. Owners very friendly. Every thing was thought of. A very useful welcome pack was a really nice touch.
Mr Jones
February 2010
A totally enclosed garden - great for pets and children.
Mr Usher
July 2010
Lovely cottage, many things to do in the area - combination of beach and country. Large secure garden, excellent for children.
Miss Hamilton
February 2009
Good location, close to moors and beaches. Comfortable cottage. Loved the open fire and very good to have fuel included. Nice kitchen diner. Good bakery and two pubs within walking distance.
Mr Mrs Stoneham
February 2009
Very welcoming, comfortable and homely cottage.
Mr Bysouth
April 2009
Our fourth visit to this property so we knew what to expect: good accommodation, welcoming owners, beautiful countryside. We weren't disappointed.
Mr Gibb
February 2008
We had a great time. The owner's family were very friendly and welcoming. The cottage is well placed for reaching a variety of walks on moors, through forest and on beaches.
Mrs Allen
May 2008
It was an excellent location for touring the North Yorks Moors. The cottage owners were very friendly and helpful.
Mr Mrs Russell
October 2007
The cottage was lovely and the area is stunning. The family made our welcome nice. The children loved the chickens and the horses. I would book this cottage again.
Mr Stockdale
July 2009
Most welcoming and helpful host. Lovely village very convenient for visiting a number of places and with 2 pubs/restaurants within walking distance. Beautiful area.
Miss Reaney
November 2007
The owners of the property made us feel very welcome and were very friendly and helpful.
Mr Morgan
January 2007
Enjoyed our stay. Logs and coal always available which was very helpful.
Mrs Patmore
February 2007
Excellent pubs within walking distance.
Mrs Martin
August 2007
The property was extremely well equipped. The garden and courtyard were very secure for children and the owners were extremely friendly and helpful - very peaceful surroundings.
Mr Harding
December 2004
Overall a very nice cottage.
Mrs Weaver
December 2004
It was lovely and spacious and the range of kitchen implements was very good for a self catering property. The owners were very thoughtful, like tea and biscuits, milk and sugar which had been provided - a very nice touch. Wonderful views from the property.
Mrs Mcdonald
October 2005
An excellent property and location.
Mrs Giblin
November 2005
The cottage was absolutely home from home, very friendly family, lovely welcome, I just can't fault the accommodation, and have already recommended to several friends and family.
Mr Gray
December 2004
A wonderful garden, welcoming hosts, and the cottage was always warm and airy.
Mrs Butt
December 2004
The cottage was a real home from home, very clean, comfortable and well equipped. The location was excellent and the owners were very helpful - the milk, eggs, bread and butter on arrival were very much appreciated. The use of the enclosed garden was great for both children and the dog!
Mr Mrs Aplin
May 2005
The owners made us feel very welcome, as did their children. The whole family felt like friends by the end of our stay, including the pony the cat! We would definitely go there again.
Mrs Thornber
December 2004
A good welcome pack was provided. Good facilities in the village - even in November.
Mr Aspinall
December 2004
Owner very helpful, arrival touches (eg. milk, eggs etc), showed owners cared.
Mr Maher
December 2004
The BEST cottage we have stayed in to date. Most well equipped comfortable place to stay.
Mr Mrs Howden
December 2004
Safe garden for children to play in. Train station 5 minutes down the road. Good welcome pack left for us by the owners. Very nice family. Fox Hounds serves first class meals.
Mrs Hill
December 2004
Lovely cosy cottage in a very peaceful location. Owner has ponies, which the children can feed. Very centrally located for all tourist attractions, Whitby, Pickering and the North Yorkshire moors, Including N Y Moors Railway and Goathland (Where Heartbeat is filmed). Runswick Bay has a great beach, all in all a lovely area, both for countryside and beaches. Local pub family friendly (Fox and Hounds)with good food and log fires. Also recommend the Crown in Hutton - le Hole. Mobile phones don't work in the cottage or village so total peace is possible! We went with a 3 month old baby and the cottage had everything we needed. We would return.
Mr Mrs Barnes
December 2004
This was a holiday where two couples (each with an under 2 toddler) were able to relax knowing that the environment could not have been safer for the children. Every effort had been made by the owners to make our stay comfortable - even the loan of a double buggy! The cottage is ideally situated - a short climb up to the hill to an excellent pub with good food.The garden was enormous, and again, very safe for little ones.
Mr Baker
January 2005
Excellent accommodation. An ideal location with local walks, an excellent pub with superb meals and good local amenities.
Mr & Mrs Plant
December 2004
If you want to 'get away' from it all then this is the place for you. An excellent base for walking and cycling - the moors to coast route is excellent, the children loved it. The cottage owners were very helpful and welcoming and were more than happy for the children to spend time with their ponies. There is a good pub locally with a great family room and excellent beer. I must also recommend the Downe Arms at Castleton for superb food and hospitality. The children loved Helmsly Castle and the beach at Whitby.
Mr Ball
December 2004
The cottage was generally excellent and VERY well kitted out (tea/coffee/bread/milk etc on arrival, hand soap in bathrooms, wood/coal for fires, videos and games). I particularly liked the open fire in the large, comfortable sitting room. The children liked seeing the horse in the courtyard.
Mrs Jago
December 2004
Really comfortable cottage, the welcome pack that was left for us was superb. Very friendly two pubs easy to walk to and both sell good food. Beautiful village, fantastic bakery, hope to see it when its green as it snowed the week we were there but still a lovely holiday walking the moors.
Mr Clark
September 2005
Free fuel, very friendly owners, we will come back.
August 2011
Cottage was lovely, owner friendly and approachable but not overbearing. Great to have some outside space and the ponies on the Sunday morning were a bonus! Very calming area and well placed for the moors. Lovely garden, would be great for children and/or dogs. Well equipped kitchen but it would have been nice to have some salt and pepper and some foil, its the sort of thing you forget to buy/take, and we would have used some foil in the oven/grill to keep it clean. We cleaned up after ourselves, but I know some people dont... Otherwise, overall, absolutely excellent
December 2012
Welcoming and friendly. Superbly presented,well equipped cosy cottage. Open fire in lounge was very welcome due to severe weather at time of our visit. Big safe garden for dogs or children. Idylic village location with lots to see and do nearby. We particularly liked sitting in the window seat in the morning sunshine looking on to the beautiful courtyard and stable area. Would certainly recommend this cottage.
Mrs Range
June 2016
Ainthorpe Farm Cottage is a lovely, spacious, well-appointed character cottage. We found it to be spotlessly clean and nicely decorated. There were lovely views from the windows, and a great village location. The owner was very informative and helpful. I would highly recommend this cottage.
March 2011
A warm, cosy cottage with friendly owners. Lovely break would definatly stay again!
Mrs Pat Miles
September 2010
A lovely cottage,a beautiful location. Very easy to get to Whitby by car, or as we did by train. Extremely friendly and helpful owners.
Glyn D
December 2009
From the 'word go' we found that the anticipation of our needs was excelent. The cottage was perfectly clean and well maintained. The food parcel provided was of the highest quality. The dining area looked out on to the main interior cobbled yard and what a treat to watch a Blacksmith at work before setting out for the day in ideal countryside. The cottage was well furnished, everything worked and all the comforts were there. The beds were comforable and there was more than enough room for our clothes etc. All in all, I would say that this was the best cottage we have stayed in when everything was taken into account. Please pass on our heartfelt thanks for a wonderful week to the owners from the three of us. Glyn Durrance
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