This property is a fabulous, semi-detached barn conversion offering superb accommodation for up to six people. 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.
Amenities: Oil central heating with open fire in sitting room. Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TVs, DVD player, radio and stereo/CD player. Fuel, power and initial supply of logs for open fire inc. in rent, additional fuel can be purchased from farm. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot and highchair available on request. Off road parking for four cars. Front garden with patio area, garden furniture and BBQ. One well-behaved pet 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 metres long. Note: No fireworks please due to close proximity of farm animals.
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: 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.
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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 02/28/2011 for a stay in December 2010 | Sue Pickard
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!
Left on 11/15/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | dirk verhoeven
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!!!
Left on 02/04/2010 for a stay in December 2009 | Peter E
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.
Gloriously scenic dale setting, great area to explore!
Left on 12/18/2009 for a stay in May 2009 | Darren
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.
DAVID & BARBARA ELLIS
GRANGE OVER SANDS, CUMBRIA
AN IDEAL SPOT FOR A FAMILY
Left on 12/07/2009 for a stay in October 2009 | DAVID & BARBARA ELLIS
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.
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