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The Old Cart House Pet-Friendly Cottage in Farndale, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 10
4 rooms
2 bathrooms

The Old Cart House Pet-Friendly Cottage description

Holiday home
This charming conversion is situated on a traditional farm in the beautiful valley of Farndale. The barn has been thoughtfully renovated, features exposed beams and stonework and is finished to a high standard. The open plan kitchen has a country feel and is well equipped and there is also a cosy sitting room with an open fire as well as a generous dining area with a large farmhouse table, perfect for family get togethers. There are four spacious bedrooms, which are real havens of peace making the most of the character features, and there are two modern bathrooms, one on each floor. The front enclosed garden and patio area are delightful and have a barbecue and garden furniture, making this property an excellent base to enjoy a holiday in this stunning area.

The beautiful valley of Farndale is in the North York Moors National Park, with the old Rosedale Ironstone Railway winding around the northern end of the dale and two small communities at Low Mill and Church Houses. Farndale is famous for the spectacular carpet of wild daffodils in the springtime and approximately 35,000 people come to see this amazing sight. The ancient market town of Kirkbymoorside is 10 miles away and has a good selection of shops and eateries. Pickering is 17 miles away and is home to the North York Steam Railway with trains running to Grosmont. Hutton-le-Hole is close by and home to the Ryedale Folk Museum, which is a worthwhile visit. This is a fabulous area for a holiday.

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, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, stereo/CD, WiFi. Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent, additional fuel available from farm. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair on request. Off road parking for 4 cars. Enclosed front garden with patio, furniture and BBQ. Two well-behaved dogs welcome. Shop 8 miles, pub 10 mins walk. Note: The Old Cart House 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 Clay
July 2016
The Old Cart House is in a great location. The property has everything we had hoped for and more. We received a very friendly welcoming. The owners were helpful.
Mr Stones
March 2016
This was the 4th year we have used this cottage. It is perfect for our needs and we wouldn't ever look anywhere else.
Mrs Blower
April 2016
Loved the position of the property. The cottage was great catered for all our family needs. It was really good to have the downstairs bedroom shower for my husband. We all had a lovely time although feeling remote the cottage was within easy reach of walks tourist attractions.
Mrs Berridge
May 2016
We had a lovely holiday at The Old Cart House. We had lots of space for the whole family to relax and unwind. Plenty of places to walk and see. Our Grandchildren loved seeing the animals in the farm and the log fire was lovely and cosy on an evening.
Miss Coles
July 2016
The location of The Old Carthouse was stunning. Owners friendly but not obtrusive.The wildlife was great ....even the noise of the dawn chorus by the cockerel and hens was a pleasant change from normal life. Excellent accommodation for friends to get together with children and dog. Open plan living ideally suited for the group. Sleeping options were all in proper beds - no sofa beds. Lots to do outdoors in locality for dogs and children...lovely food shops in Helmsley and good farm shops.
Ms Mckeating
November 2014
The location was superb. No wi fi or mobile signal made it a more relaxing holiday although there was a landline in the cottage should you need to contact anybody. The owner was very friendly but not intrusive.
Mrs Raine
December 2014
If you want to get away from it all then this is a fab way to do it. A beautiful cottage which is perfect for a large family break and the beautiful scenery on a cold frosty morning was spectacular. This well equipped clean large cart house which sits on the farm is well worth a visit.
Mr Stones
March 2015
This is our 3rd year visiting the cottage. It is everything you could hope for for a large group of people.
Miss Oakley
May 2015
The Old Cart House was really warm and welcoming. There were plenty of interesting places to go, and it was a real pleasure to return to the cottage after a day out.
Mrs Allen
July 2015
We loved the remote location. We appreciated the well stocked kitchen, enabling us to self cater properly. We will seek another opportunity to return.
Mr Clubb
October 2014
Great place to unwind right in the middle of nowhere with no mobile reception and no broadband. The owners in the neighbouring farm are very welcoming and not at all intrusive - just perfect. Pretty good pub is less than half a mile's walk away and with perfect darkness it's a good place for stargazing. Only 45 minutes from some terrific beaches which our wee dog particularly loved. Highly recommended.
Mrs Randall
January 2016
The cottage was just the perfect New Years escape for our family and would highly recommend the property. I would return. The people in the sales office really did match our needs and requirements when suggesting this property!
Miss Venis
December 2015
A fantastic place to stay, will be booking for next year.
Mrs Longmuir
September 2015
We all really enjoyed our stay at The Old Cart House, it was a lovely place with super views and friendly owners. Overall a really nice place to spend a peaceful holiday, with plenty of places to see and visit. Top marks.
Mr Chopping
February 2014
Beautiful location with home from home comforts. All 9 of us had a fantastic relaxing break. Little touches like the bottle of wine and tea and biscuits waiting for our arrival made it even more special.
Mrs Hollingsworth
April 2014
The Old Cart House was in a beautiful location on a working farm. The accommodation was so well laid out, two lounge areas with a TV in both. For a party of 8, plus 2 dogs, it really was perfect. The local pub served lovely food and beer and the daffodil walk was spectacular with paths suitable for the elderly. The owners were very friendly and helpful, it really was a fantastic holiday.
Mrs Crapper
September 2014
Fantastic stay made to feel very welcome.Hosts were amazingly friendly.
Mr Thistleton
April 2014
Having no mobile reception and a roaring fire!
Mrs Dobson
January 2014
Good size accommodation and friendly owners who let the children look around the farm. Everything you needed and more for a family get together. Even had a large dog crate should you need to confine your pet! Wonderful views over the countryside and amazing sky at night as there was no light pollution. Need to take a head torch though if you are going to venture out in the dark to walk dogs!
Mr Price
August 2013
The beautiful cottage. The view was lovely too.
Mrs Cubitt
August 2013
We had an excellent stay, we will go back there again.
Miss Vivier
August 2013
The Old Cart House was a fabulous place to stay, a home away from home. 10 of us stayed at the property, and there was plenty of room, with plenty of things to do in the surrounding areas. We would definitely return.
Mr Copley
September 2013
The location was beautiful, and the accommodation was of a very good standard. There was plenty of room and facilities for every member of our party. The children loved the house and did not want to come home.
Mrs Hall
December 2013
Fabulous location. The cottage was a home from home. Open fire set up ready. Tea and biscuits ready on arrival. Bottle of wine! Very warm, roomy, comfortable surroundings. Brilliant setting for a family of 10 weekend away.
Mr Tideswell
June 2013
A very quite and tranquil location, with plenty of room for a large party.
Mrs Flint
August 2013
The owners were very friendly and helpful. The view was fantastic. The towels and bedding was great. All in all a great holiday had by all.
Mrs Lee
May 2013
Lovely stay. Great location for a relaxing family break away from everything and just a short walk to the pub down the road. Fantastic views and very friendly owners. We would stay again.
Mrs Cawthorne
February 2013
The owners were so welcoming and helpful and the accommodation was at the high standard we expected. We didn't want to leave and will definitely be returning!
Mrs Reed
January 2013
The location is beautiful and the owners very helpful. There was lots to do and the local pub was very welcoming. We have been to this property at least 4 times now and every visit has been very enjoyable.
Mr Warner
August 2011
The location of the cottage was wonderful and the size of the property allowed the whole family to spend time together.
Mrs Steel
September 2011
Cottage matched the description in the brochure. Nice friendly owners and a warm welcome. Lovely peaceful location.
Mrs Ghobady
October 2011
Sykes Cottages were very friendly and helpful during the booking process, and a big thank you to the owners. The cottage was superb and all the little extras were greatly appreciated. We had such a great time, the location was beautiful as well.
Mr Greenwood
October 2011
Lovely welcome from the owners - bottle of wine, tea, coffee and biscuits on arrival. Lovely place to stay, both house and surrounding area - perfect for our family holiday, thanks!
Mr Scarff
November 2011
A great place for a family holiday.
Mrs Reed
November 2011
Very relaxing, away from the hustle and bustle. Lovely pub a few minutes walk away. Very helpful owner.
Mrs McCusker
December 2011
The cottage was warm and cosy in a fantastic location.
Mrs Brightmore
January 2012
The cottage was lovely with a big, sociable living area. The kitchen was very well stocked - it even had weighing scales!
Mrs Fletcher
July 2012
Lovely family space. Wine, tea and biscuits on arrival, lovely. The Faversham Arms very friendly and great food, 10 minute walk.
Mr Astachnowicz
July 2012
A very peaceful rural location deep in the Dales. A great venue for our family reunion and we were all able to sit round the table together. Yorkshire - you can't beat it!
Mrs Mole
August 2012
A great location with wonderful surroundings. The cottage was great for 4 adults and 4 children, plenty of room for all of us. The children enjoyed the farm animals, especially the daily visit from the peacock.
Miss Williamson
October 2012
The setting and views from the cottage were fabulous as well as the fact that it was on a farm so safe for children and dog and kept them occupied. There is plenty to do and see in the area as well as there being a pub within walking distance.
December 2012
This property is far bigger than it looks on the photos and is very comfortable for a large group that includes children. There is plenty of seating, a lovely dining area and lots of crockery, glasses etc. The area is so beautiful and there seems to be no one for miles, yet the little pub is within walking distance if you fancy a stroll. Excellent, would return again for sure.
Mr Angus
January 2013
Relaxing holiday, everything we needed to sit back and take it easy. Great walks for dogs, fantastic views and owners. Ideal cottage for Christmas break, friends visited and were envious they did not book adjoining cottage. Ours is a family of nine and plenty of space for kids and adults alike.
Mrs Crapper
July 2011
Always have a good time at this cottage. We will be back next year. The hosts are especially friendly and helpful and the surroundings are so peaceful. Had a fabulous time.
Mr Windmill
June 2011
The cottage was very good generally and the location delightful. The scenery around was spectacular and we had forgotten how scenic the North Moors are. Our hosts were friendly and helpful in every way as were, indeed, all the good Yorkshire folk that we met. The whole family enjoyed the holiday very much.
Mrs Hallworth
November 2010
The perfect 'away from it all' cottage. Didn't arrive until 8pm and a lovely fire was burning, along with essentials. Couldn't have wished for more! 'Feversham Arms Inn' - extremely welcoming and not too far away. Good atmosphere, good food; what more could you ask for?
Mrs Newby
April 2011
The location of this cottage is just perfect. It is such a beautiful spot, close to lovely walks, a good pub within walking distance and so quiet and peaceful. The owner and his family went out of the way to make our stay excellent bringing up newborn lambs for the children to cuddle. We woke up every morning to the sound of chickens, cows and sheep right outside our windows.
Mr Mrs Fleming
October 2010
This was the fourth year we have stayed at this property. I think that says it all!
Mr Sharpe
November 2010
We had a wonderful relaxing holiday at the Old Cart House. The accommodation met our requirements for our family get-together perfectly. Our children just loved opening the curtains in the morning to see sheep within a few metres! Everything was superb including the booking process with Sykes.
Mr Perry
June 2010
Lovely holiday cottage in a lovely peaceful location. The cottage was very comfortably furnished with excellent facilities.
Mr Hare
June 2010
Fantastic views. Very friendly owners. Children loved all the animals. Could not think of a better place to be; was very sad to go home. Best holiday we have ever had.
Mrs Bennett
October 2010
The friendly hospitality and location.
Mrs Stead
September 2009
Beautiful location, well-equipped accomodation. Lovely rebuild of an old barn providing huge space for an extended family.
Mr Rolfe
October 2009
Very charming place and friendly owners next door.
Mr Mrs Fleming
October 2009
This is the third consecutive year we have stayed at this property and we intend booking again for next year. Pleasant and helpful owners, great scenery, a super pub close by and a rooster for an alarm clock.
Mrs Ryan
November 2009
This is the second time that myself and six friends have stayed at this property and have enjoyed our time spent there. Its location is great for walking - the scenery spectacular and the cottage facilities suit our every need - what a perfect setting.
Ms Eavis
November 2009
The location. The cleanliness. Lovely and warm.
Mrs Griggs
April 2010
Beautiful situation and scenery. Walks and pub nearby.
Mr Baker
May 2010
I was so happy with the holiday I will be booking same cottage later in year!
Mr Cox
July 2010
The barn was superb and set in a spectacular location. The hospitality of the owners was exceptional with many special touches. We will definitely return.
Mr Stafford
September 2010
The cottage was in an outstanding location and a credit to its owners. They were very pleasant at all times which lead to a very enjoyable holiday.
Mrs Nicholls
July 2009
The accommodation, and the stunning views.
Mr Turner
August 2009
The Old Cart House in Farndale was superb. It's position enabled us to tour the area by car and also enjoy the local walks and views. The farm itself is wonderfully picturesque.
Mrs Bayliss
September 2009
The Old Carthouse is a clean, welcoming property, with many extra touches provided. Our second visit and we would certainly return again. The view from the cottage is breathtaking.
Mr Evans
June 2009
Great location and near to Whitby/Scarborough
Mrs Honeywill
July 2009
The area was great for walking. The size of the cottage was ideal for a large number. The local pub had great food and was really friendly and only 10 mins walk.Owners very friendly and helpful.
Mr Mrs Fleming
October 2008
My wife and I have stayed in this property twice. That says it all. The owners have struck the correct balance ie friendly and helpful if you require it without getting in your space. We love both the location and the property (as do our three spaniels)
Mrs Holdsworth
April 2009
Good food at the Feversham Arms. The owners were very friendly but not intrusive.
Mr Catterall
April 2009
Being on a farm - location was excellent. Lovely light main lounge area. General friendliness of people on farm and in area. Local pub brilliant - where else can you buy half a dozen eggs at 11 pm on a Saturday night?
Mrs Young
March 2009
The owners were very friendly and helpful, and the welcome pack was lovely. The open fire in the house was gorgeous. The house was very well supplied.
Mrs Gilbertson
August 2008
A pleasant peaceful location, comfortable and restful. Many Thanks
Mr Sutton
September 2008
We really liked the idyllic area. The owners who lived in the main farm building were very friendly and helpful. The local pub was great, and only a seven minute walk, with very good value food. A great holiday was had by the whole group, will visit again.
Mrs Maclennan
June 2008
This was one of the best properties we have ever visited. Everyone in the party loved it. It was in such a beautiful setting. We really hated to leave and proposals were made for a return visit.
Mrs Groves
March 2008
We found the space to be excellent, with 4 adults and 5 children the separate living areas were brilliant. With having the owners living next door that was a big benefit especially when the downstairs shower did not work! The owners had left a collection of leaflets available which helped when planning our stay. We found the whole experience from our first contact with yourselves, to arriving at our wonderful holiday home to be excellent. This is the first time I have booked with Sykes, but it won't be the last! Thank you!
Mr Anderson
February 2008
Wonderful location, very peaceful area with lovely views. The weather was fine so the walks from the cottage were enjoyable. The owner was friendly and very helpful. Local pub was excellent, good hospitality and food was brilliant.
Dr Morris
May 2007
Stunning setting. Farm animals great for the children. Lots of space in the property. Very comfortable. Very nice welcome - owners seem to have thought of everything necessary for a good holiday.
Mrs Bayliss
June 2007
Comfortable, clean and welcoming.
Mr Huckstepp
June 2007
It was amazing from the moment we set eyes on the property we all fell in love with it, we didnt want to come home again! would definitenly come back again.
Mrs Wilkinson
July 2007
The quality of the accommodation was excellent, the owners were friendly and helpful, the location was very scenic and there was a good local pub in close proximity serving great beer and food.
Mrs Cavill
September 2007
The location is brilliant - miles from anywhere, middle of nowhere, back of beyond! We loved it! Our every need was pretty much catered for in a very clean and comfortably furnished establishment. We'll be going again I'm sure.
Mrs Talbot
March 2007
The cottage was outstanding, the owners very nice and kind. We were close to them, but they respected our privacy. This is a luxury house and everything was perfect. This is a must visit house, even better than advertised...
Mr Harris
December 2007
This is a beautiful cottage and we received a warm welcome from the owner. We had been before and were not disappointed with our return visit. Our grandchildren loved the farm animals and we all loved the open fire.
Mrs Gilmour-Evans
April 2007
Fantastic farm with lots happening, and very friendly hosts who invite the children to feed the kid goats!
Mr Mrs Fleming
October 2007
The friendliness of the owners, yet they gave you your own space. The springers and the ducks and hens, loved being on a working farm.
Miss Davis
March 2007
Location was beautiful. Not too far away from home, but once you got there you could have been a million miles away. The cottage was beautiful and well supplied with everything we needed. The bottle on wine on arrival was a nice touch too.
Mrs Talbot
February 2007
Very clean and more than adequately equipped. Friendly owners and a lovely area.
Mr Wijnsma
June 2006
A true gem. Cottages like these are hard to find.
Mrs Evans
June 2006
The warmth and generosity of the owners made our holiday, they had the children feeding corn to the hens, stroking lambs and playing with border collie pups! We would recommend this lovely cottage to anyone.
Ms Lincoln
August 2006
Excellent property and location.
Ms Green
October 2006
There were beautiful views around the cottage. It had a fantastic kitchen/living area.
Mr Harris
December 2006
The cottage was in a very peaceful and beautiful location. It was well equipped and comfortable.
Mrs Slade
January 2007
The accomodation was fantastic, we would definateley recommend it. We had a fantastic Christmas a lovely mixture of sight seeing to Pickering and Whitby and spending time with the family. The accommodation was very well equipped, we cooked a full Christmas dinner with no problems. We loved the open plan layout of the kitchen, dining room , lounge, worked really well for us.
Mrs Todd
February 2006
This was a particularly enjoyable holiday, the whole experience was fantastic. The cottage took our breath away. More than satisfied
Mr Blanchard
June 2006
This holiday provided a beautiful setting for our week in Yorkshire, though a little remote the property was very well equipped and the owners were very friendly towards us. We would feel very comfortable recommending this property to any of our friends.
Mr Maltby
September 2005
Tourist Board rating should be higher. The accommodation is fantastic, for able bodies. The views re great for adults, animals around the farm are great for young children. Open fire great. We loved every minute of the holiday.
Mrs Barron
July 2005
Very helpful and friendly owners. Kids loved watching the Ducks and Chickens etc in the farm. Fantastic views. A real joy to stay in!
August 2011
been 3 times now love it. Fantastic hosts and surroundings. Everything you need want to be there all the time.
March 2012
The owners had left mugs and everything ready to make a cup of tea on our arrival, and a bottle of wine. This was very much appreciated on a dark December night. It was warm and inviting and had everything we needed. My large family had a fantastic stay, thank you
August 2011
The family holiday was a complete success. The cottage was excellent for our needs, our hosts friendly and attentive, the weather was kind and the scenery superb. I'd forgotten how glorious are the North Yorks moors. The only criticisms that could be levelled were due to my wife being severely disabled with arthritis. The drive up to the cottage was very rough and bone-shaking, the steps to the house rather steep for her and the settees in the cottage itself were very low and difficult for her to use' However, as I said, that was due to my wife's condition rather than the cottage itself, but it is a point I think Mr Robinson might care to consider for the future.
Mr Francis Angus
February 2013
2 families, grandma and 2 dogs had a great stay over Christmas! The cottage had everything we needed and was warm and welcoming, as was the owner! The open fire was an added bonus and there was plenty of space for everyone. We really enjoyed our stay and would love to return at another time.
December 2009
Very homely, enough room for the eight of us plus one dog who stayed here last September.
July 2010
Will always return to area, and this cottage. I have been staying in Yorkshire for the past 4 years on holiday camps, but this was first time in a rented cottage, we would rate this holiday as the best stay that we had.
November 2010
The cottage was very well equiped, clean and the owners were very welcoming. The location was fantastic with suberb views making our stay very enjoyable and relaxing. There was great places to visit nearby such as Pickering, Thirsk and the coast.
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