Luxury, Family-Friendly Holiday Cottages in North Yorkshire

01. about

Beech Farm is an award-winning complex of eight luxury holiday cottages on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Our properties blend the charm and character of historic farm buildings with the comforts and conveniences of modern life (high speed wi-fi, smart televisions, dishwashers, Nespresso coffee machines and high thread count Egyptian cotton linen).

Our guests enjoy exclusive access to our array of family-focused on site facilities - indoor heated swimming pool (with built-in spa), indoor playroom kitted out with role-play/crafting area, toy/book library, arcade machine, table football and big screen, farm-themed playground with in-ground trampoline, sauna, table tennis and daily feeding sessions with our selection of animals.


Beech Farm is located in the centre of a picturesque village (with a pub just round the corner), just outside the market town of Pickering in North Yorkshire. Within easy reach are numerous charming towns and villages, beautiful open countryside with superb walking and cycling, fantastic food from Michelin-starred restaurants to the world's best fish and chips, historic country houses, some of the best beaches in the country, and abundant attractions to keep guests of all ages busy and entertained.

02. the cottages

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Something for every family

We have eight cottages at Beech Farm - ranging from five bedrooms down to one bedroom. All are furnished to the same discerning standard, blending traditional rustic character with modern conveniences and luxuries.

Families are our focus at Beech Farm and we supply 'proper' wooden cots, high chairs, stair gates, bed guards, baby baths, step stools etc free of charge.

03. our facilities

Keeping you entertained

Our on site facilities are for the sole use of our guests. Our pool building houses a 10m indoor heated pool (with spa) and sauna. For the children, there's a purpose built indoor playroom (role play/crafting area, toy and book library, table football, arcade machine, and big screen), a farm-themed playground with in-ground trampoline, table tennis, mini football pitch, and feeding sessions with our array of ever-popular and friendly animals.


04. the area

Beech Farm is located in the centre of a quiet village (with pub), yet close to countless attractions. Whether you're after scenic countryside rambles or wide sandy beaches, bustling market towns or beautiful tranquil villages, country estates and gardens, or theme and water parks, steam railways or zip-wires through the forest, Beech Farm is blessed to have it all on its doorstep. Below is a sample of what is nearby with further info on our 'To See & Do' page.

05. testimonials

Josh R, Nov 2021: "Fantastic cottages - the perfect getaway. We found this amazing place by accident and so very glad we did it’s the most perfect base for exploring or chilling out depending upon your mood. Our three sprogs loved their time in the pool, burning energy in the park area and spending time in the games room (which has a great selection of books, jigsaws, kids toys and for the big kids we enjoyed the tabletop football and arcade games.

Without doubt though, the memory from the week (for the kids) will be feeding the animals each morning and especially the hens (looking for eggs and cooking them the same morning was a real treat). The cottage was just out of this world. It felt immediately like home. All furniture and fittings are really high spec and everything is incredibly clean. Noting at all could be faulted.

We enjoyed our stay so much we booked for next year whilst still here… we cannot wait to come back :-)"

Massetti family, Oct 2021: "Wonderful holiday with family and friends. A fantastic holiday with the family and with friends. We booked both the Farmhouse for 2 families (4 adults and 4 kids 14,12,11,9) and Bracken Brow for ourselves, 2 adults and 3 kids (13,12,8). The swimming pool was the perfect size for all the kids to enjoy some time expending their energy bouncing on inflatables, and the allocated slots worked very well. The play barn was a lovely addition to the complex and had a huge selection of books and toys for the kids.

Kirsty and Graham were very thoughtful hosts and we were made to feel really welcome (the brownies on arrival really didn’t last long). The kids insisted on getting up early every morning to help feed the goats and chickens and loved spending time with the small animals (thanks to Sarah’s patience ). The cottages were secure and a great place for the kids to have some freedom. There was plenty of space in the Farmhouse for us all to get together in the evenings. There was so much to do in the local area we’ve decided to book for next year.


PaulBraydon, Sep 2021: "Perfect family holiday. We booked Beech Farm on the recommendation of friends and simply cannot fault it. My wife, two year old son and I stayed in Beech Royd and the cottage was absolutely perfect for us. Being over 3 floors our son could have the bedroom at the top and nap and sleep without disturbance from us using that rest of the cottage. From the moment of booking Graham was really helpful sorting out a cot, high chair, blackout blind and stair gates. The cottage is spotlessly clean and having seen the team preparing another cottage between guests it’s easy to see why. They spend a long time cleaning each cottage from top to bottom. They have thought of everything from Nespresso pods and dishwasher tablets being provided and even a pint of milk and delicious chocolate brownies. There is a smart TV for Netflix and Prime Video users. The facilities are amazing for adults and children alike, the pool is huge and our son had an amazing time, the outdoor play area is big, safe with large grassed area, trampoline and wooden tractor to climb and play in. The indoor playroom has lots of toys, again it’s spotlessly clean and our son happily played in there most days. The opportunity to feed the animals each morning is great for animal lovers of all ages and my wife particularly enjoyed getting to feed and cuddle Wilma the guinea pig and I enjoyed a fresh egg in the morning from the chickens. The honesty shop is a great idea for anything you may have forgotten or a sweet treat, they even have frozen croissants and meals ready for the oven. All of the team are really friendly and nothing is too much. We’re already booked for next year and can see why they have so many repeat visitors."

Please note that Beech Farm neither accepts pets nor groups larger than 16 guests. For all FAQs, click here.

As featured in The Times' Great Group Stays in the UK, April 2020