Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Detached Farmhouse in Idyllic Location with Spectacular Views

Bedrooms 5
Half Baths2
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Farmhouse in Danby, Whitby - Superb base for exploring the North York Moors and Coast

In a truly idyllic and secluded location amid open countryside, with spectacular views across fields, moors and along Little Fryup Dale, this detached stone farmhouse dating back to the 1800s has been carefully and imaginatively converted providing very comfortable accommodation. The rooms are spacious, light and airy with stunning views from almost every window, and the large sitting room with open fire is perfect for relaxing in. Walks for all abilities can be taken from the doorstep.

Katrina Shamel
Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
April 27, 2017

About Katrina Shamel

Forrester's Lodge is owned by the Dawnay Family as part of the Danby and Liverton Estate, Danby was purchased in 1656 from the Earl Danvers, but previously had formed part of the Latimer (subsequently Neville) holdings. Sir William Neville was married to Catherine Parr (the last surviving wife of King Henry VIII).

The Dawnay Estate comprises two landholdings situated about 35 miles apart; Wykeham near Scarborough and Danby near Whitby, both in North Yorkshire.

The Danby and Liverton Estate is essentially a 11,500 acre grouse moor and a further 3,000 acres of let hill farms, Danby Castle (to include the Court and Jury Rooms), the Moors Centre (former sporting lodge – Danby Lodge) and approximately five miles of the upper reaches of the River Esk (salmon and sea trout fishing).

Katrina Shamel purchased this farmhouse in 1949

Why Katrina Shamel chose Yorkshire Moors and Coast

The Dawnay Family have owned this property since it was built in around 1830! Several alterations and modernisation have created the comfortable home it is now.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The fantastic scenery and myriad of walking paths and cycle routes, right on the doorstep. To find out more about Forrester's go to, ring Katrina on 01723 866600 or email

Guestbook comments from the owner

Morning Katrina

I need to send you an email to tell you about our amazing weekend

The house was fantastic………….. absolutely second to none……..we have had the best time. We felt completely at home from the second we arrived and did not want to leave.

And the location…WOW!! We were completely blown away. A picture view from every window…..

I cannot put into words how much we enjoyed our stay. We will definitely be in touch to stay again.

Thank you thank you thank you.

The Wagstaff family 
Mar 2017
  • 1 of 3


Whitby Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , tub , shower , bidet
    Toilet 1 - toilet
    Toilet 2 - toilet
  • Ground floor-WC cloakroom. 1st Floor-En-suite bathroom to bedroom 1 with bath/shower over, WC, basin , en-suite to bedroom 2 with WC, bath, Family bathroom with bath/shower over wc. 2nd Floor-bathroom with bath/shower over, WC, separate WC and basin.
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 10 + baby (5 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: 1st floor - Bedroom 1 with king sized bed and en-suite, Bedroom 2 with twin beds and en-suite, bedroom 3 with king sized bed. 2nd floor - Bedroom 4 with twin beds. Bedroom 5 with twin beds.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • hiking
Notes on accommodation: Furnished in a Country House style this fully centrally heated properrty is cosy in winter and cool in summer. Adequately equipped and comfortably furnished for a full compliment of guests, visitors can relax in the large lounge or the more energetic may wish to cycle or walk on the nearby moors or along Eskdale to Whitby. Outside: A pretty and well maintained garden surrounds the house equipped with outdoor furniture and BBQ. Private parking for up to 10 cars. Utility Room: There is a seperate drying room/utility room in an exterior building with a drying room/boot room for drying waterproofs etc. Chest freezer is also located here. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and linen are included. For those wishing to stay two weeks, a mid stay linen change is included. Other: Dining room with seating for a full party of ten people. High chair also available.


5/5 -
(3 traveler reviews)

Detached Farmhouse in Idyllic Location with Spectacular Views
average rating of 5.0 based on 6 reviews

Fantastic hidden gem

  • 5 of 5

We have just had a fantastic family holiday here. The age group ranged from 3 to 63 with 12 of us staying the weekend.

From the outset things were looking positive with good communication from the property manager who answered all of our questions and gave us great ideas.

The property is beautiful and well equipped, the beds were very comfy, so much so that I'm upgrading my own bed after staying in theirs.

Access was as described and once you are there you are in a world of your own, so private and with breathtaking views. We travelled when it was very wet but this did not have a negative impact on the place.

We, like other reviewers, had the shopping delivered direct after doing an online Asda shop. This saved us a lot of hassle.

The house has more than enough bathrooms and toilets. Lots of the rooms are en-suite and it was very warm. The fire is also a great fire.

We will definitely return, hopefully in the summer.

  • Submitted: Jan 12, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much - I am always so delighted when our guests have enjoyed staying at Forrester's. It's a very special place and seems to attract the most lovely people. Make sure you let me know if it's a second visit - I'll try and engineer a better rate for return bookings! Best wishes, Katrina
Did you find this review helpful?
0 0
West midlands

Excellent holiday

  • 5 of 5

A family of 10 stayed for the half term week in this lovely property. It has amazing views with every room having so many windows. It was very well equipped in the kitchen and every where else really. It was spacious enough with a lovely big lounge and open fire. Plenty of fridge/freezer space we certainly needed it after Tesco had delivered! Whitby is certainly worth visiting and Robin Hoods Bay. We would definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Oct 7, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Morning Lisa Thank you so much for that lovely review - I love the house and the area and I'm so pleased that you and the family did too. Many thanks
Did you find this review helpful?
1 0
United Kingdom


  • 5 of 5

The Forresters Lodge was a 1st class house in a beautiful position in N Yorkshire. Lots of walking and not far to some beautiful beaches and villages. Ideal holiday location for 8 family members with children.

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Did you find this review helpful?
2 0


Car: necessary


The heritage coast at Whitby is a 20 minute drive away. Other pretty fishing villages and secluded beaches are also close by.

Further Details:

Well behaved dogs are welcome, but be aware that the house is located in amongst fields with livestock (cattle and sheep). There are two outdoor kennels available. Please refrain from letting the dogs upstairs or on the furniture.


Rates & Availability

Whitby Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
Convert Currency
Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
April 2017
Apr 22 2017 - Apr 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
May Bank Holiday
Apr 29 2017 - May 5 2017
7 night minimum stay
May 2017
May 6 2017 - Jun 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
June 2017
Jun 3 2017 - Jun 30 2017
3 night minimum stay
July 2017
Jul 1 2017 - Jul 21 2017
7 night minimum stay
Summer 2017
Jul 22 2017 - Sep 1 2017
7 night minimum stay
September 2017
Sep 2 2017 - Sep 29 2017
3 night minimum stay
October 2017
Sep 30 2017 - Oct 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
October Half Term
Oct 21 2017 - Oct 27 2017
7 night minimum stay
Winter 2017
Oct 28 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Christmas & New Year 2017
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
A deposit of £100 will secure the dates you require if available. Balance due 6 weeks before commencement of holiday.

Changeover Day:
Change over day is a Saturday though this is flexible on non-peak weeks. Arrival preferably after 3pm and depart by 10.30am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

Enter dates for accurate pricing


Partner Offers

You might like these similar properties