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High Lidmoor Farmhouse

Kirbymoorside, Yorkshire

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On the east slopes of Bransdale with outstanding views down the valley, High Lidmoor is the perfect, isolated holiday retreat. Surrounded by open moorland, this 18th-century farmhouse is ideally situated for exploring the North Yorks Moors and coast.

The cottage's layout

Ground floor
entrance porch, dining room, steps up to bathroom and shower room, sitting room with multi-fuel stove and three steps up to kitchen.
First floor
three bedrooms (1 double with 5' bed, 1 twin and 1 single) and separate lavatory.
Visitor notes

Heating: Oil central heating included.

Garden: Paved area with picnic bench.

Cottage Approach: Access is along a steep gated farm track which may be impassable to any vehicle during severe winter weather. Access is possible on foot.

Arrival during daylight hours is strongly recommended. All gates through the farmland must be closed. Proceed slowly if sheep are being gathered in the farmyard.

Parking: Off-road parking for four cars directly outside cottage.

Please Note: As with other properties in this area, the water supply to this cottage is filtered spring-fed water.

Cottage details
Let starts
Min stay
Dogs allowed
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  • Open fire / stove
  • Remote location
  • Cot
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • Tumble dryer
  • Washing machine
  • Double bed
  • Microwave
  • Radio
  • If you would like a copy of the access statement for this cottage please call the booking office on 0344 335 1287


Things to see and do nearby

Yorkshire & North East England
Visitors walking to Lindisfarne Castle, Northumberland © Arnhel de Serra

In England's spectacular North East, Yorkshire and Northumberland are both counties that offer something for everyone. Yorkshire is world renowned for the beauty of its countryside and its scenery, reaching from the Dales in the west to the Moors in the east. There are also historic towns and cities, a spectacular coastline, much of which is in the care of the Trust, and some of the most magnificent historic houses in the country. The cathedral city of York, where the Trust has two holiday apartments, has a huge variety on offer to visitors - from magnificent York Minster to the medieval Shambles, an area steeped in history and now rich in gift and antique shops alongside fashionable boutiques. Northumberland too abounds in magnificent scenery with wide open stretches of moorland and a long and dramatic coastline. Steeped in history, protecting the border with Scotland since the days when Hadrian's army built the famous Wall, the county also has a wonderful collection of historic houses and castles including Cragside, Wallington and Lindisfarne, all of which are in the care of the Trust. The Trust now has cottages close to Hadrian's Wall itself and in many other spectacular locations including Alnwick and Fountains Abbey, a World Heritage Site.

North York Moors
Part of Robin Hood's Bay from Ravenscar Cliffs. This is Heritage Coast on part of the Cleveland Way long-distance footpath in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. © Joe Cornish

The North York Moors National Park is famous for its vast areas of heather moorland, interspersed by hidden valleys and bounded to the east by stunning coastline. The main activity in the area is traditional hill farming. Although tourism is increasingly important, taking advantage of magnificent countryside, heritage coastline, busy market towns, attractive villages and historic churches, abbeys and castles.

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place to visit
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  • Whitby
  • Scarborough
  • Dalby Forest
  • Cycling
  • Walking
National Trust places to visit
Rievaulx Terrace
Rievaulx Terrace One of Yorkshire's finest 18th-century landscape gardens, containing two temples
Roseberry Topping
Roseberry Topping Distinctive hill with fine views across North Yorkshire and the Tees valley
Mount Grace Priory
Mount Grace Priory Ruin of a 14th-century Carthusian priory
Nunnington Hall
Nunnington Hall Picturesque Yorkshire manor house with organic garden and exciting programme of exhibitions
Ormesby Hall
Ormesby Hall The Pennyman family's intimate 18th-century mansion
Bridestones, Crosscliff and Blakey Topping
Bridestones, Crosscliff and Blakey Topping Moorland nature reserve with peculiar rock formations

Visitor comments

Comments from past visitors

  • Anonymous
    • December 2014
    • ----------------
    Pleasant cottage

    Very warm welcome, and a very pleasant cottage. Excellent to stay in a remote location like Lower Lidmoor!

  • P Downie
    • August 2014
    • London
    Lovely places to walk

    Peaceful, beautiful location; lovely places to walk; wildlife to see; clear night skies. Very lovely cottage in a beautiful location. The access road was in a poor state and risked damage to our car.

  • Anthony Benn
    • November 2013
    • England
    The best we have stayed in

    The wonderful isolation. A real getaway, with no contact from the outside world. The animals were a particular bonus especially the chickens. Very well presented, wonderful cottage. The best we have stayed in. The photographs on the web page do not do this property justice, it is far better in real life. We had to book an extra night even though we were leaving on the Sunday because we don't like leaving by 10.00am. The only change we would suggest is to make departure time 12.00noon, with a later arrival time if necessary.

  • Anonymous
    • October 2013
    • UK
    A wonderful cottagy feel

    It was special because it was in the middle of nowhere with beautiful views all around, as many NT cottages are. It was warm and comfortable, had a wonderful cottagy feel but up to date modern facilities. The cottage was very well equipped but it would have been useful if there had been some pepper and salt, olive oil and some kitchen towel. Or if its the Trusts policy not to provide these perhaps a note online would be useful. Other holiday cottages I have stayed with do provide these things so one isn't sure whether this will be the case with a NT cottage! The cottage was absolutely spotlessly clean which we were very impressed with.

  • Stephanie,Chloe,Max and Andrew
    Wonderful location

    Wonderful location, fantastic holiday, comfortable and homely we can't wait to visit again. Look out for the rabbits.

  • Barbara Lewis
    Lovely cottage in outstanding location

    Lovely cottage in outstanding location, spacious, well equipped and comfortable, we really enjoyed the week with lots of well documented walks and unique towns to visit.

  • Tim, William and Sagshan
    Fabulous location beautifully presented accommodation

    Fabulous location beautifully presented accommodation - hard to beat, this is a great place to unwind, red wine, a roaring fire and total isolation enjoy

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Prices include:

  • VAT, Linen, heating and electricity (except where shown in the cottage details)
  • We cannot accept website bookings more than 15 months in advance. Please call 0344 335 1287 or email to enquire about future bookings and reservations.
  • The National Trust reserves the right to move cottage prices up or down and to alter date breaks. We also reserve the right to charge supplements for cottages for specific dates covering special events, e.g. Rosetta Cottages on the Isle of Wight during Cowes week. We will notify you of any special event supplements at the time of booking.

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