Sleeping four people in two bedrooms, this cosy property is in the village of Castleton in the North York Moors National Park. Foxglove Lodge is one of two properties in the converted Old Parish Rooms in Castleton. The cottage has a double room with an additional folding bed, and a small double. There is also a bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. The living area is open plan, with a fitted kitchen, dining area and a sitting area with electric fire. Outside is off road parking for one car, and a small enclosed gravelled courtyard. Foxglove Lodge is ideally situated for walking, exploring the moors or heading to the coast.
Ame...nities: Gas central underfloor heating with electric fire in sitting area. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with FreeSat, DVD, CD, radio. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Highchair. Off road parking for one car. Small, gravelled enclosed courtyard to rear with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Shop and pub 5 mins walk. Note: This property accepts a maximum of 4 people.
Region: 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.
Town: Set in the breathtaking and beautiful location of the Upper Esk Valley in the North Yorkshire Moors, Castleton is the main village in the area and a centre for walking, bird watching, shooting and many other pursuits. There is a bowling green adjacent to the Downe Arms public house (which is dog and walker friendly and has won accolades for its real ales) and a cricket pitch and children's play area close to the River Esk. There are many footpaths and bridleways - all providing superb views of the surrounding countryside. Castleton is a short walk from the North York Moors Danby Visitor Centre from where a number of walks start and local arts and crafts events are held. Castleton is a thriving community which has ample provision for visitors and boasts several shops, public houses, tea-rooms, a post office, garage and a bank. The North Yorkshire Moors National Park Centre is also nearby and it has a train station on the Middlesbrough to Whitby line.
Additional amenities include: high chair, cooker.Read more
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Left on 09/13/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | James Rankin
Probably not a very attractive description for the start of a weeks vacation, but, obviously through no fault of the cottage or its owners, the weather was atrocious. The cottage itself is described as sleeping four, in two bedrooms. The main bedroom, thankfully the one my wife and I used, was roomy, bright, and plenty of cupboard/wardrobe space. The rear bedroom, unfortunately, the same cannot be said. This room was used by friends who came to visit us from Canada. There is a double (small) bed, but nothing else other than a bedside cabinet. Our friends had to store their bags and most of their personal items on the landing. Not ideal, but for only a weeks stay, manageable. The bathroom was adequate, with everything working as it should. The kitchen was well enough equipped, though a dishwasher would have been a nice touch. The lounge area, at first sight, appears comfortable enough, but I have to say, I wouldn't want to sit on the sofas for more than a weeks stay. Because, as I said earlier, the weather was a little inclement, it meant we spent most evenings at the cottage. As for location, all but perfect. We travelled to all the usual tourist spots with ease, including the city of York, and all four of us had a great holiday.
The booking procedure, instructions/directions were easy to follow.
We met the owners, as they had to come to the property to replace a dining
chair that had collapsed with my wife in situ. (She is 5ft 10", and under 10 stone). They were very friendly and helpful with regard to places to visit, and seemed to be a lovely couple. This was their first venture into the holiday rental market, and we are sure they will make a success of it.
I think that perhaps the cottage should be marketed more as a two adults and two children property, although as I have said, we four had a fabulous time, despite the weather, and the minor shortcomings I mentioned earlier.
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