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The Arches Pet-Friendly Cottage in Farndale, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 6
3 rooms
1 bathroom

The Arches Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
This fabulous conversion is situated on a traditional farm in the stunning valley of Farndale. The barn has been lovingly renovated and has many features such as exposed beams and stonework and is finished to an exceptionally high standard. The warm and welcoming sitting room houses an open fire and the dining area takes advantage of a magnificent arched window. The kitchen is modern and well equipped and has a real farmhouse feel, with its stone floor and exposed stonework. The three bedrooms are beautifully decorated and make the most of their architectural features. On the ground floor is a well-appointed bathroom and outside the charming front garden has a patio, barbecue and furniture. This is a super property for a holiday in this stunning area.

The stunning valley of Farndale is in the North York Moors National Park and in spring there is a spectacular display of daffodils along the side of the River Dove. The fields are divided by ancient dry stone walls and the narrow lanes wind around the spectacular valley. The lovely old market town of Kirkbymoorside is 10 miles away and has a good selection of shops and restaurants as well as a market every Wednesday, when the stalls are set out on the charming cobbled streets. Pickering is home to the North York Steam Railway and trains run from here to Grosmont along an 18-mile stretch of glorious countryside. Walkers have many trails and footpaths to follow and this is a fabulous area for a holiday at any time of the year.

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 and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD, radio, stereo/CD, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent, additional fuel can be purchased from farm. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 4 cars. Front garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop 8 miles, pub 10 mins walk. Note: The Arches is approached by a narrow lane, with a hardcore drive 50 yards long. Note: No fireworks please due to close proximity of farm animals.


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

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Mr. Mason
August 2016
What a great place to stay. Beautifully presented with a stunning backdrop. The house is a good size, with plenty of room in the bedrooms and is well equipped. We wanted a peaceful setting and this was perfect. The adjoining property had guests, but we did not hear them at all. I cannot rate The Arches highly enough and hope to be back next year.
Mr Chapman
March 2016
In a beautiful setting, woke up to stunning views every morning. An ideal place to escape the rat race and a great base for walking.
Mr Fairbrother
October 2013
A very relaxing holiday in the truly stunning surroundings of Farndale. A wonderfully comfortable cottage in an ideal location for touring the area.
Mrs Peel
June 2014
The cottage is within a lovely and peaceful setting.
Mrs Barton
July 2014
It was a lovely cottage in a perfect location. We loved the farm animals and I would definitely go back. I loved everything about the holiday.
Mr Holman
October 2014
Fantastic place to stay, really good size, very clean and excellent facilities i.e. washing machine and dish washer. Very remote and quiet - loved it!
Mrs Powell
May 2015
A beautiful location, enjoyed sitting on the garden bench in the evening sunshine with a glass in hand drinking in the view. Loved being able to walk from the house, there were fabulous walks to do in every direction.
Miss Barton
February 2013
Fabulous place to stay right in the middle of nowhere!! Lovely walks to be had. Lovely house, beautiful bedrooms and the host was great.
Mr Riley
January 2013
There were lots of little 'extras' included in the property - a welcome bottle of wine, tea biscuits etc. Also pleased at how well appointed the property was.
Mrs Armstrong
August 2012
We love Farndale and have stayed at The Arches before. The owners are very friendly and helpful but keep a low profile. It's very nice being on a working farm, and the views from the property are wonderful.
Mrs Fretwell
September 2012
The location was amazing. The cottage was amazing too, stylish, cosy, lovely decor and kept immaculately. Fantastic farming family and the views were incredible! Probably would not have explored the Yorkshire Moors if hadn't stayed in such a rural location. Every turn was breathtaking and the local pubs were fantastic. The local Farndale show on bank holiday Monday was a wonderful unexpected pleasure.
Mrs Fitzgerald
July 2012
A lovely place with fabulous views. It was very quiet and peaceful and the pub nearby was great.
Mr Ratcliffe
July 2012
The owners family were very friendly and helped us with everything we asked. The cottage was in great condition in a wonderful location.
Mr Williams
July 2012
The cottage was beautiful with superb views. Our oldest child loved the fact we were so close to the animals. The family who own the cottages were absolutely brilliant they couldn't do enough for us.
Mr Blanchard
August 2011
The property and location is absolutely fantastic. One could not wish for a more beautiful setting. Lovely scenic, peaceful and remote location with friendly farmers and locals alike where ever you go. Wonderful place.
Mr Briddon
June 2011
The location of The Arches was great; close to the coast and great small villages. The local pub, a slow 10 minute walk away, is well worth a few visits. The owners were very helpful and welcoming. The accommodation and views were stunning. Our family will be returning to The Arches and we will be using Sykes to look and book our next holidays.
Mr Collins
October 2011
We have stayed here three times and it's a great little hideaway from which to explore North Yorkshire.
Mr Graham
October 2011
The views from the cottage were amazing and there were many great walks around. The owners were very friendly and helpful. Local pub was dog friendly.
Mrs Males
July 2011
Booking the holiday with Sykes was very easy. The accommodation was great and the views even better than I had imagined. We were surrounded by green fields, sheep and ducks. Very friendly owners and much appreciated welcoming wine, biscuits and milk. I would not hesitate to return to the The Arches at Hall Farm. An excellent first experience with Sykes!
Mrs Fairbrother
June 2011
The cottage was as described in the brochure. The owners were very helpful. There are lots of places of interest in Yorkshire.
Mr Wright
May 2011
I loved the feel of this property from the outset. I loved that it had sheep, lambs, cows and chickens on the farm where we stayed. The rooms are very spacious and the property overall was very clean and well kept. I would definitely recommend it!
Mrs Nicholson
May 2011
Clean, comfortable, dog friendly cottage with stunning scenery right outside the door. It is on a working farm, lots to see, peaceful location, good pubs nearby and the local people are friendly and welcoming. There was live music on the Friday at the Band room at Low Mill. The location is good for both Moors and the coast. This was our second visit. The property owners were welcoming, friendly and helpful.
Mrs Cawthorne
March 2011
We had a fantastic welcome to the property as a bottle of wine was left for us. The cottage was very comfortable, fantastic views and we had a fantastic time. We will definitely return!
Mrs Long
September 2010
Stunning location and very comfortable. Owners were very friendly. Nice to have 'welcome' wine and tea etc.
Mr Taylor
October 2010
Perfect for ramblers. Lovely for beautiful scenery.
Mr Erlam
January 2010
The beautiful surroundings of this remote cottage, especially in the snow. The friendly assistance of the farmer and his family.
Mr Mrs Wetteland
June 2010
The location, the views, the peace and quiet ensured a fantastic week away.
Mr Verhoeven
September 2010
Spectacular views. Very friendly owners.
Mrs Mclarnon
September 2009
A great place and good people. What more do you need?
Mr Collins
October 2009
Beautiful setting off the beaten track, property was spacious and warm.
Mr Mrs Dew
November 2009
The location was excellent near to the Feversham Inn and lots of walks for dog owners especially. The cottage was well renovated to a very high standard.
Mrs Pettifor
August 2009
Beautiful situation for getting away from it all, was very relaxing.
Mr Tucker
August 2009
Ideal for an 'away from it all' holiday.
Mrs McBride
August 2009
Very quiet and relaxing, beautiful scenery.
Mrs Bryan
August 2009
We had a very comfortable stay surrounded by wonderful scenery and plenty of wildlife. It was very peaceful.
Mrs Wilson
June 2009
Very peaceful and quiet. Fantastic wildlife, great pubs.
Mrs Mccafferty
July 2009
The cottage was everything we hoped for and more. Stunning views. Kids had a wonderful time watching the chickens, sheep, ducks and geese. Good pub grub (massive portions) served at pub 10 min walk away. Owners very friendly.
Mr Ettritch
May 2009
The cottage is located in a peaceful, remote, picturesque dale with lovely views, which made for a very enjoyable holiday - plenty of walking was done in the local area.
Mr Mrs Beards
March 2009
Lovely cottage, perfect retreat and base for both walking and touring. Whitby and the coast only 30 minutes away.
Mrs Armitage
April 2009
What a wonderful place to spend a week's holiday, well equipped, very clean and comfortable. We would sit at the table gazing at the beautiful views across this amazing valley watching the lambs, pheasants, chicken and ducks.So peaceful. Perfect walking area, with scenic drives around the daffodil lined hedgerows.
Mr Robinson
February 2009
The cottage is a credit to the owner, very friendly, clean and warm, and well equipped. Excellent views and relaxing holiday.
Mr Bidwell
February 2009
A much needed restful break away from everyday life, the cottage, garden and the hosts . . perfect, the scenery . . breathtaking, and best of all the peace and quiet . . lovely. Would we return? . .of course! Cannot wait to go again.
Miss Frost
November 2008
Farndale is a beautiful and excellent walking base. Great cottage with wonderful views and home comforts.
Mrs Parsonage
October 2008
It was in the middle of nowhere and you really felt you had rested up and fully recharged.
Ms Trew
September 2008
Wow, wow, wow!
Mr Wallis
August 2008
The fantastic views. Cottage was brilliant, very comfortable and well-equipped.
Mrs Cannell
September 2008
The cottage was in a lovely position with great views of the surrounding countryside from the lounge. Good pub food a short walk away.
Mrs Elton
August 2008
The cottage was lovely, had everything we needed and more. The views were stunning and the owners were some of the nicest people we have met - very friendly and helpful. We enjoyed coming back from our busy days out to the peacefulness of our surroundings and watching all the different animals.
Mr Behan
August 2008
Fantastic Cottage with glorious views from main bedroom, living room and kitchen. Very comfortable and ideally placed for all the activities we were looking for. (the luck of exceptional weather helped too!)
Ms Burt
June 2008
Great location with wonderful views and welcoming owners - a very user friendly cottage which we found very easy to settle into.
Mrs Thomas
June 2008
The views were stunning and you could not want a better location for sightseeing. The Arches was a lovely cottage and I would go there again.
Mrs Armstrong
July 2008
The views from the sitting room were lovely and the cottage generally was very comfortable. The owner was helpful. Farndale is a beautiful dale.
Mr Palmer
July 2008
The setting was amazing, the attention to detail spot on.Cleanliness and provision all excellent.Owners were polite and helpful and non intrusive. Views and local attractions were all brillaint!
Mr Adams
April 2008
The cottage. The wonderful setting. Friendliness of the people.
Mrs Rennie
May 2008
The cottage is one of the nicest we have ever stayed in.The views from the cottage were tremendous. The external furnishings were really unusual and added to the external views of the property.
Mrs Brant
April 2008
We all had a fabulous week at The Arches. The highlight was seeing the new born lambs from the kitchen window less than 25 metres! We will definitely be going back.
Ms Hanson
April 2008
The location and cosy home. The friendly unobtrusive owner. It was brilliant - we would love to vist again.
Mr Shaw
May 2008
We loved the location, the views were stunning.
Mr Bidwell
February 2008
Peace and Tranquility. Excellent accommodation, lovely setting with outstanding scenery and fine walks. A pleasent and approachable owner. A perfect holiday which we hope to repeat again in the future. A big thank you to the owners.
Mr Bidwell
February 2008
Lovely cottage in a fantastic setting. Highly recommended. Pleasant, helpful and approachable owners. Lovely relaxing holiday.
Mr Mrs Gregg
February 2008
Restful area, great for walking. Short walk to local pub - the Feversham Arms Inn - where the food is outstanding.
Miss Brice
February 2008
'Just breathtaking'. The views are great and the landscape is constantly changing. A true place to do nothing and relax.
Mrs Wills
June 2007
A beautiful cottage in an idyllic setting. A fantastic holiday had by all - we would certainly recommend to anyone.
Mr Mrs Leese
July 2007
Hospitally from the owner was excellent, the kettle had been boiled and a plate of biscuits had been left, and there was also a bottle of wine for when we arrived. Beautiful views, peaceful and relaxing. Would stay again.
Mr Whitfield
September 2007
Stuning views from the cottage. We opened the door and were hit with the wow factor, we could not find a fault with this cottage and would recommend it to everyone and anyone.
Mrs Paton
November 2007
Fantastic accommodation. The extra touches on arrival were most welcome.
Mrs Knowles
December 2007
We had a lovely stay. The cottage is in a really lovely rural location and would definitely return.
Mr Baghurst
January 2008
Excellent view, peace quiet and comfort.
Mr Gibb
March 2007
The standard of the accommodation. The diversity of the walking options ~ riverside, mud slopes, woodland, lakes and seaside!
Mr Atkin
March 2007
Really nice property, lovely touches (bottle of wine on arrival) and absolutely stunning views out of the living room window.
Mrs Magnus
March 2007
The hosts were really friendly. The setting was lovely and the views were outstanding.
Mr Spence
May 2007
The cottage provided an ideal place to relax, the views were stunning and the accommodation to a high standard representing excellent value for money. The owner was very welcoming and friendly and having the kettle boiled, tea, milk, biscuits and a bottle of wine ready for us was a very thoughtful gesture.
Mrs Slatter
May 2007
Quietness, scenery and friendly owners. Also when we arrived, we found a tray set ready for a cup of tea with biscuits and a bottle of wine on the table to be enjoyed with our dinner. This was a lovely touch and much appreciated.
Mrs Martin
February 2007
It was a very comfortable cottage in beautiful surroundings with easy walking straight from the door.
Mrs Coleman
February 2007
The property overlooks an unspoilt valley in the North Yorkshire Moors which was fantastic. The local pub is only 5 min walk away which served great beer and was very welcoming. We enjoyed the local woodland, returning to admire the views settling down in front of the open fire.
Ms Towler
January 2007
It was so quiet! The accomadation was to a very high standard. There was everything that we needed, it was very clean and tidy. The owners were very friendly and made it clear they were there if we needed them. The view over the moors was fantastic, and we had some lovely walks.
Mr Nickson
January 2007
The location and the service received from the owner. This is the third time we have used this property and will use it again.
Mrs Clements
January 2007
The property was immaculate and the log fire was very welcoming when it was cold outside!
Mr Gledhill
November 2006
A lovely cottage - exceptionally clean and very homely. Superb views of the Dales.
Mr Hart
December 2006
Lovely cottage. Owner very friendly and helpful. Great location for peace and quiet, and friendly local pub. Amazing views.
Miss Redwood
November 2006
The location of the property was in a remote area of the Moors with good access to surrounding areas, on foot or by car. The views from the cottage were fantastic. The owners gave us a warm welcome and were extremely hospitable. We would definitely return in the future.
Mr Sadler
November 2006
The location of the property is excellent. We just wanted somewhere to get away from it all and we got just that!
Mrs Austwick
November 2006
A fabulous property. High standard of accommodation and very warm and comfortable. The owners were very nice, around when needed and very helpful. Bedrooms were superb, views and surroundings wonderful. The nicest self catering holiday we have had in Britain for a very long time and we have had a lot. First time with Sykes, we would certainly consider booking with you again. Thanks.
Mrs Noble
October 2006
Wonderful cottage, ideal location for a walking holiday in the North York Moors. The views from the cottage down into Farndale were exceptional.
Mr Smith
October 2006
We would not hesitate in recommending yourselves or the cottage to our friends. We would just like to say a huge thank-you for a lovely holiday. We will be using you again.
Mrs Baxter
July 2006
Superb cottage and location would recommend to anyone - What a wonderful little oasis away from home.The scenery was outstanding and the cottage was wonderful. Hope to return again soon!
Mrs Jones
July 2006
The setting was so peaceful, the owners were very friendly and couldn't do enough for you, but kept their distance to allow us to enjoy our holiday in peace. The welcome tea tray and wine were an excellent touch. The cotage was clean , tidy and well equipped - a home from home! The surrounding countryside was fantastic with views to die for, yet not far away from civilisation! We will definitely be returning to the Arches in the future.
Mrs Dungait
June 2006
Hospitality of the farmer/ family was first class, nothing too much trouble. Fantastic setting and a wide variety of places to visit in every direction.
Mrs Shilson
July 2006
The cottage was ideally situated and afforded us a most relaxing week. The scenery was breathtaking. Overall the facilities at the cottage were excellent.
Mrs Wood
April 2006
Fantastic area - beautiful views from the cottage. Cottage was warm and lovely to come home to after a day out.
Mrs Martin
April 2006
The owners were very welcoming and friendly. The setting of the property was beautiful with views from the property breathtaking. It was an excellent base to see the countryside and the coast.
Ms Bryce
May 2006
It was great having an open fire. The bottle of wine was a nice touch. There were so many things still left to do, at least a fortnight next time! This was our first visit to Yorkshire and we really enjoyed it.
Mrs O'Connor
January 2006
The location was excellent. Brilliant views from the front door and good base for walking and mountain biking. Loved the open fire. Lovely modern property with great kitchen. Overall would rate this cottage as really good!
Mrs Lightfoot
March 2006
A recently converted barn situated in a superb location. We were particularly pleased that the property was always warm in a very cold period having the benefit of oil central heating. (The majority of holiday lets limit the use of fuel) The owners were very friendly and the property cosy and welcoming.
Mr Scott
October 2005
The cottage was excellent with spectacular views over Farndale. The hosts were friendly and helpful. The location is very good if you like walking as there are numerous routes direct from the cottage.
Mrs Bannister
October 2005
The owners of the property were very helpful and friendly. Appreciated the welcome pack. It is situated in the most beautiful part of North Yorkshire, lots of stunning scenery and walks. Cottage cosy and very clean. Overall fantastic holiday.
Mrs Daniels
August 2005
The welcoming touches when we arrived, tea tray, biscuits, eggs and wine were wonderful. The cottage was furnished to a very high standard and was extremely clean. The owners of the cottage were extremely helpful and pleasant. We had a wonderful time and would not hesitate to recommend the Arches and Sykes Holidays to anyone.
Miss Spearman
September 2005
A great cottage with friendly owners in a beautiful location.
Ms Mackirdy
September 2005
Location of the property was very nice - lovely views and very peaceful. Friendly and helpful owners. Other than the kitchen, the property was well equipped and comfortable. Good local pub.
Mr Hook
August 2005
The friendliness of the farmer family, the thoughtful gesture of a bottle of wine, freshly picked eggs, tea tray ready on arrival, what a great setting for a cottage, easy access to Whitby. We shall be back
Kerry F
March 2014
Absolutely fantastic, stopped here 2 years ago as well, fantastic views, location and value for money. Set on a working farm so sheep in field in front of our lounge window, I've loved watching the sheep and calves playing and running. What a wonderful place. Massive thanks. :-)
Mrs Lambert
July 2005
Excellent location, lovely property lovely welcome and lovely people. Very well equipped and beautifully looked after, fabulous views and just all round somewhere I would recommend.
Miss Lunn
June 2005
We couldn't have wished for a better place to stay. The location is perfect for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors on foot and by car.
Mr Mrs Randall
June 2005
The Arches is a fabulous cottage, well equipped with everything you need and in magnificent surroundings.
February 2016
stayed here for 4 nights with our small dog, very relaxing and good for the soul. Great base to explore the region, thoroughly recommend it
April 2014
I heve been here many times and I enjoyed all my stays. Probably everything written about this cottage is true.
January 2016
Lovely 3 bedroom house next to a farm, within walking distance to a good pub (Feversham Arms). Open fire, fully equipped kitchen and a bottle of wine and teapot and biscuits waiting for us when we arrived! Firewood included. Liked the touch of leaving the torches for us!
December 2012
Our 6th visit and we love this place as much as ever! Cannot fault the cottage and all it provides. If you want peace,beautiful views and a taste of the good life,then this is the place to be. Andy,Julie and Lee are the delightful owners who welcome you into their world and let you become part of their working sheep farm.Always lots to see going on and very willing to explain countrylife to us townies!! Just a short walk away is the local Feversham Arms run by the lovely Rachel and her husband,Richard. Warm,welcoming pub with great home cooked food,good beer and very dog friendly! Also worth a visit is The Lion pub, just above the cottage at Blakey Ridge, especially at Christmas. You will not find a more beautifully decorated pub and cannot fail to feel festive when you explore all the rooms. Great atmosphere,fantastic food and loads of great beers to try! Would recommend the Arches and the larger attached cottage,The Old Carthouse, to anyone who simply wants to get away from it all and enjoy a peaceful,relaxed time with family and friends and dogs - magical!! We will be back!!
February 2011
A lovely family welcome you to this very warm cottage. The view from the picture window of this quiet pretty dale would be hard to beat. There is a huge variety of places to go within reach by car and lots of wonderful walks, and a very friendly pub in the tiny village! You will be aware of all the changes in the weather!
dirk verhoeven
November 2010
despite the troubles with our car (5 days garage, shame on you r.a.c.) we still managed to make our holiday a success, thanks to the helpfull owner who didn't mind taking us to the store and even arranged us a visit to the country life museum. Thanks andy!!!
Peter E
February 2010
We had the perfect Christmas experience. Deep snow meant it was tricky getting down the valley to The Arches but, once there, it was an ideal location to enjoy the white-out scenery, sledging in front of the cottage and various walks, including a particularly rewarding trek up the valley side to the Lion inn on Blakey Moor. The Arches itself is a fine converted carthouse, well equipped and warm. The farming family who own it are very friendly and helpful.
December 2009
We found this remote cottage up Farndale to be equipped in every way for our needs. Our family consisted of grandparents, parents and two youngsters aged 11 and 8. Out and about we visited York, Scarborough and Whitby and particularly enjoyed the Folk Museum at nearby Hutton-le-Hole. The autumn colours were stunning. Our son-in-law was all over the steep lanes and tracks on his mountain back while the children enjoyed the farm. We even got a log fire going in the evening. Would recommend either of the spacious cottages on this site to anybody.
December 2009
Booking and arrival at the cottage was easy and hassle free. The cottage was clean, tidy and well maintained. The warm, cosy atmosphere inside was very welcoming after a cool windy day out and about. Despite being located a fair way up Farndale, the cottage was easy to get to from the moor top road. Many walks were had along the lane, up onto the moor tops and also in neighbouring Rosedale on the old railway line. The local pubs looked inviting, but we didn't get round to trying them out.
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