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Firbank Cottage in Castleton, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
2 bathrooms

Firbank Cottage description

The picturesque village of Castleton nestles in the beautiful Esk Valley, in the heart of the North York Moors National Park. Surrounded by stunning scenery, this bustling village offers superb amenities including two pubs, both serving great food, a village shop, a convenience store, a Post Office, tea rooms and a small art gallery. A wonderful base for a holiday exploring North Yorkshire!

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.

Oil central heating with open fire. Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and DVDs. Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Off road parking for 2 cars. Bike storage. Enclosed private lawned garden and patio with furniture and BBQ. Access to two acres of woodland with lake. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 1 mile, pub 5 mins walk.


  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Enclosed garden
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Great view
  • High chair
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • Near pub

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Mr Hodgson
May 2016
Firbank cottage is superbly located just outside the small village of Castleton and ideally placed for visiting the surrounding countryside.The cottage has a superb garden. The owners are readily available if you need any guidance as regards pubs, villages or coastal towns worth visiting. The cottage is very well equipped, with everything you need, including heating if required. The conservatory is a godsend and wonderful for sitting and doing nothing.I would unreservedly recommend Firbank to anyone looking to visit the Moors!
Mr Pumphrey
November 2015
The location of the cottage is superb, and the owners were very friendly and helpful. The cottage itself is very clean, cosy and perfect for a week's holiday. Can't wait to return!
Ms Gillies
April 2016
The owners were gracious, charming and very welcoming hosts to this wonderful little cottage in an idyllic garden setting. The cottage is cosy, with everything one could possibly need, with a spacious and airy conservatory overlooking a well tended garden that was overflowing with spring flowers during our visit. The log fireplace in the lounge was a wonderful place to retire to after dinner each evening. The cottage adjoins the main home, which is reassuring, but is entirely private. Thoroughly recommended.
Mrs Williams
October 2015
Firbank Cottage is superb! It is a comfortable, well equipped house in beautiful surroundings. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
Mr Nuttall
July 2015
The owners were very friendly and helpful. It's a very peaceful and spacious property and we liked to sit in the large, south facing conservatory overlooking the extensive garden and woodlands. We were encouraged to make good use of the grounds, pond area, barbecue and tennis court. A great place to stay.
Mr Macey
June 2015
It was so peaceful and relaxing. Even though the vendors were next door they were very welcoming and helpful if required but remained unobtrusive.
Ms Hamer
June 2015
A beautiful cottage in a stunning location and with very friendly, helpful owners. The cottage is very well equipped and very comfortable. Would love to go again!
Ms Bisht
April 2015
The cottage is beautifully renovated and the owners are lovely and very welcoming. We really enjoyed our stay and highly recommend the cottage to any future guests.
Mr Cliffe
February 2015
Been with Sykes Cottages before but have never been in a cottage as lovely as this one. The owners could not have been more helpful and have spared no expense on everything about the cottage. We will be going back again and have recommended this cottage to all our friends.
Mr Pumphrey
November 2014
The location of the property, facilities and welcome were all exceptional.
Mr Sarson
August 2014
A beautiful well-equipped and comfortable cottage with lovely, friendly and helpful hosts.
Mr Sarson
August 2014
We had a lovely time at Firbank Cottage. It is a beautiful comfortable and well equipped Cottage which was wonderfully furnished, and situated in a very peaceful spot. There are many interesting places to visit. The hosts were so friendly and helpful. We hope to go back again next year, and would certainly recommend it to our friends. Simon and Mary Sarson
Kelly W
May 2015
If you are looking for a place away from it all to unwind and relax in a stunning country setting this is the place for you! Most people would suggest a car for this location however with a bit of gracious help we managed arrival by train and most travel by foot. It is a hearty uphill walk from the train station but we made it numerous times and I am a reasonably fit 60. The WiFi worked great...our cell coverage not so much. (Check out carriers in advance or better yet leave the cell phone behind.) The garden is gorgeous, the property is well maintained and delightfully decorated. The owners are as engaging or leave you to yourself, as you wish. This setting in the North Yorkshire moors is just steps away from the Eskdale trail and miles, and miles and miles of fine hikes. This would make a fine romatic getaway or a family vacation. I would not recommend for someone with the inability to climb stairs, irregardless of age. There is a wonderful attached sunroom which is lovely even on a rainy day. We had some stunning sunsets. The nearby pub had excellent food and the Cooperative market is about a mile away. You can take the train to any number of other delightful villages all the way out to Whitby which is a lovely seaside town. I had not been to this area before and quickly fell in love with its expansive landscapes, green vales and moody moors. If you like cities with hustle and bustle this may not be the place for you. I feel very fortunate that Miles and Suzie have shared their lovely home with us. The cottage is attached to the larger house yet there is complete privacy and no noise at all between the cottage and the main house. You have your own patio and outdoor space. There is ample parking and it is a quiet setting but not far from town. Lots of birds for bird watchers. If you go do put the North Yorkshire Moors Visitor Centre on your must see list. Located in nearby Danby. There is a well apointed gift shop, climbing wall and fun activities for the kids. A lovely art gallery and adjacent Tea Room. Their carrot cake was the best I have had anywhere. We were so busy we did not have time to watch the well stocked DVD library but did use the numerous hiking guides and maps. This is what a holiday should be about!
Mr Creech
August 2016
The garden and surrounding woodlands are stunning - great fun for the family to explore before even leaving the property. Walks over the moors are available from the front gate and the Yorkshire coastline has plenty to offer within a short drive.
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