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What our guests have said about Water Hall Farm Cottages

We have had a most relaxing week. A peaceful location, but with everything we wanted only a short drive away. Beautiful accommodation, well equipped with everything you could need. Laundry room very useful. We will definitely be returning, hopefully later this year. Ed & Victoria both very welcoming. Thank you both for a lovely spring break.

Paul & Liz Jaques, Hull
April 2017

Thank you for a wonderful and peaceful week. The cottage is the best we have stayed in, equipped with everything you could possibly need. There are many lovely walks right on the doorstep and the local pub serves excellent food and drink. We would not hesitate to recommend to all our family and friends.

Tim & Karen Beaumont, Norfolk
April 2017

Yet again a lovely holiday here at Water Hall Farm. Plenty of walking especially Sutton Bank (would highly recommend). The weather was perfect. Hopefully be back in the future. Thanks Ed, Victoria & Family

The Burge Family, Cambridge
April 2017

We have had a very relaxing holiday in a wonderful, well equipped and spotless cottage. The little extras were a real bonus. Would certainly recommend these cottages and hope to return in the future. Thank you.

Margaret & Brian Redmile, West Yorkshire
April 2017

We have had a lovely week in The Calf House. Many thanks for the Easter Eggs - such a lovely gesture. Excellent base to visit much of Yorkshire. Our son loved the animals. Thank you.

The Chadd Family, West Midlands
April 2017

A very beautiful part of the country and Water Hall Farm is ideally situated for very big adventures. Little Byre cottage is very well appointed and very comfortable. We will certainly try and return. Thank you very much.

Nick & Eve Woodmason, Plymouth
April 2017

This is an amazing place, all well thought through, lovely welcome (milk in the fridge ready for a cuppa). We are grateful to be able to rebook our holiday due to illness and I can't wait to knit my cardigan with the alpaca wool I bought. We would love to stay longer but duty calls us back home. Watch this space, we will be back!! Yorkshire is a lovely place to be. Thank you very much for everything.

Monica & Trevor Lear, Plymouth
April 2017

Second time around and still a wonderful experience made more magical as we brought our daughter and Grandaughter for the week too. There is always plenty to do through the day and it's a wonderful place to spend the evenings relaxing. Ed & Victoria are always happy to help. Our Grandaughter India loved the animals and spending time with Joseph and Bella. Everything you could ever need is available in the cottage, it always feels like a home from home.

Nicholas & Siobhan Loveland, Barnsley
April 2017

My daughter and I really enjoyed our relaxing holiday, we have had a wonderful time. We will definitely be coming back in the future. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Danielle & India, Barnsley
April 2017

Thank you Victoria and family for such perfect accommodation, a warm and friendly welcome and to Joseph for the delicious eggs.

Peter & Joyce Beeden, Nottinghamshire
March 2017

Thank you for a very enjoyable break in your lovely cottage. It served all our needs and ticks all the boxes. Well situated for walking and visiting interesting places. Would highly recommend this place and hope to come again. Many thanks.

Richard, Janet, Colin & Sandra, West Yorkshire
March 2017

Our thanks to our hosts for providing a great week! The Granary is in a class of its own, beautifully presented, in excellent condition, comfortable and well provisioned. A lot of effort went into the structure, the furnishing and content. The housekeeping was first rate and it showed! We enjoyed our daily Bella and Mandoo visits in particular. Have absolutely no problem recommending this location, and in particular The Granary, or in returning to it.

Peter & Carole Spears, Fife
March 2017

Had a lovely relaxing weekend celebrating our 28th wedding anniversary. Beautiful place to stay, in first class condition. The weather was kind to us too! Thank you!

The Bartley Family, Nottingham
March 2017

A wonderful week in Stable Cottage. Thank you Victoria & Ed for the warm welcome & your friendly attitude. The cottage is a credit to you with everything we needed for a pleasant stay on hand. We will certainly recommend your cottage to our friends. The weather has been kind to us for the time of year, so every day has been a new adventure to the lovely villages, towns & cities of this beautiful part of Yorkshire, happy to return in the evenings to relax in the homely atmosphere of The Stable. Thank you.

Mike & Yvonne, Chichester
March 2017

My friend and I arrived on the 27th to a very warm welcome from Victoria and her father, Ed. We've had a great week, been out and about, had lovely meals at the local pub and really chilled out when we returned to the cottage. It's provided everything you would need and has been warm and cosy. Would definitely recommend it to anybody!! Bella has paid us a couple of visits for treats after breakfast. We hope to return, thank you.

Brenda & Doreen, Manchester
February 2017

We arrived on a very cold day but inside was lovely and warm and welcoming. Everything exceeded our expectations and despite the weather, we have had a relaxing short break. We plan to return soon and explore this beautiful area further. Perfect - thank you!

Jo & Steve Musgrave, North Lincolnshire
February 2017

Another brilliant stay. Accommodation and Ed & Victoria excellent as usual. We'll be back in a few months. Thank you very much.

Julie & Ade Bruce, Mirfield, West Yorkshire
February 2017

Lovely cottage, good weather, brilliant place to stay! We have visited Hawes (cheese factory), Brymor Ice Cream Parlour, Whitby, Thirsk, Ripon and York (brilliant shopping at Monks Cross). Packed a lot in and had a lovely holiday! We enjoyed the biscuits, milk and all the lovely extra touches - thank you!!

The Backhouse Family - Suffolk
February 2017

Lovely week in The Calf House! The accommodation is great, loads of room for all the family and a great location for the sights of Yorkshire. Kids loved their trip around the farm, they have got very attached to Bella the dog!

The Thomas Family, Wigan
February 2017

We've had a wonderful stay in this beautiful, cosy, well equipped cottage. The cottage has suited us perfectly with 2 boys aged 2 1/2 and 4 months. Otto loved the animals, especially the dog and cat! We visited Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal, Scarborough, York and the National Railway Museum, did a walk around the White Horse at Sutton Bank followed by a smashing lunch at The Sugared Butterfly in Helmsley. It's all been made especially nice by the extra touches like champers and party poppers for NYE! Thank you! We're definitely keen to come again!

Alexis, Ben, Otto & Tor, London
January 2017

We have enjoyed a fabulous week here. We booked the cottage as a quiet retreat so that we could focus on 'work planning' away from the office. It's been very successful and we have got lots done! It's all down to the wonderfully warm welcome that we received from Victoria & Ed which allowed us to settle in quickly. We have enjoyed our time here; from being able to enjoy a lovely long walk every morning to wandering around and seeing the animals around the farm. Bella & Mandoo often escorted us on our walks and we even had a chicken or two visit on occasion. We leave with eggs and a promise to return. Thank you.

Julie from Leeds & Lucy from Coventry
January 2017

We've really enjoyed our stay in Stable Cottage, everything was prefect and we were made very welcome by Ed & Victoria. Very welcoming people and thanks to Victoria for having the patience to take us to see the farm. Wishing you all the best for the future.

John & Anna, Malta
January 2017

Again the time has passed and it is time to leave. Sadly no snow, but, a cosy cottage that we call our home away from home. To the McDonald family we say thank you. Its always a pleasure to see you all and here's to many more Water Hall Farm holidays. We've just got to study the weather to make sure we see the snow next time! Also we will come to the airport a little closer next time to stop the midnight express run to the airport down south. The best breaks are where you feel like you are at home. Thank you to Victoria and Ed, we love you guys.

Steve Caruana & Family, Malta
January 2017

A lovely long weekend in beautiful accommodation, thank you. The Calf House is as lovely as The Granary which we stayed during September 2016. We had an eventful journey to Malton in the snow!! We hope to be back later in the year. The eggs and sausages are great!

Lynne & Steve Lowman, Stafford
January 2017

Third visit and yet again a totally delightful break, everything to such a high standard, already talking about our next visit. Thank you for all the lovely touches.

The Walker Family, Durham & Sunderland
January 2017

We stayed here for a month whilst we were waiting for our new house to be ready to move into. It was fantastic! The cottage, the farm, the location all made it a super relaxing break.The walks to the lake and beyond are just brilliant! Thanks to the McDonalds for their help and cooperation. The wifi access was much appreciated and we love Mandoo!!

Andrew & Margaret Taylor, Homeless from Leeds
December 2016

Fantastic cottage with lovely owners who have provided a wonderful home from home experience. Christmas tree and decorations were beautiful, welcome hamper with a bottle of fizz was a lovely touch. The area is a walkers paradise with tracks up to the lake and to the top of Sutton Bank from the door. And to finish off after a walk, a local pub with friendly owners and staff. We will most definitly be back.

The Belcher Family, York & Middlesbrough
December 2016

Just perfect!

Mrs Miller, North Lincolnshire
December 2016

Thank you for providing all the little extras to make our Christmas holiday so lovely. The Granary has been a fantastic home away from home - so comfortable and warm. We have managed to walk half of the Cleveland Way this week, so we will definitly need to come back in the near future to finish the second half!! I can't think of a nicer place to come back to after a long day of walking. Thank you all for your warm welcome and hospitality.

The Tunecliffe Family, Chester, London & Leicester
December 2016

Thank you for the wonderful stay, especially all the festive extras you thought of. We are really looking forward to our stay in July and trying out The Granary. The barns are so cosy and comfortable which makes the holiday so special.

Tom & Michelle Peacock, Hampshire
December 2016

We have had a wonderful holiday in this delightful cottage. All our needs were met and Victoria gave us such a warm welcome. Thank you for making our stay memorable.

Mr & Mrs Garner, Cambridge
November 2016

Had a wonderful week, including being very lucky with the weather. Stable cottage is in an ideal location for exploring the area

Mandy & Mick, Middlesex
November 2016

Thank you for a wonderful week. The Stable is a lovely cottage, the best we have had during our two months in the UK. Beautifully decorated, well equipped and very clean and tidy. We have enjoyed having this base to explore The Moors and Dales. Thank you Victoria, Ed and James for showing us the farm and animals. Best wishes.

Colin & Sue Sinclair, Australia
November 2016

Another brilliant stay at the cottages, thank you! The welcome tray of tea, biscuits and milk was greatly appreciated after a long trip along with the Halloween sweets, great touch! The cottage had everything we needed and more with all the little touches, soap, body lotion etc. We will return again. Thank you.

Catherine & Dan, Essex
November 2016

Excellent accommodation, lovely area, great family with a tour of the farm for all the children. Muddy boots all add up to a marvelous experience. Thanks for having us, we love to visit!

Mark, Lesley, Zac & Sophia Smith, Nottinghamshire
November 2016

It was so well equipped, more than anything I have ever stayed in before! It was the little things that made it special, there was a lovely welcome and the little things in the cottage were above and beyond my expectations. I wanted a peaceful place, and The Stable was perfect. I will be staying there again and hopefully take my family with me to enjoy the farm and the surrounding area. The owners of the farm were so lovely, there when you needed them but not intrusive at all. I have had a wonderful holiday at The Stable, and I will be going back.

Kate Streather, Leicester
November 2016

Fabulous cottage, beautiful setting, peaceful & quiet, very well equipped, every need thought of. Loved the little brown sheep!! Great location, we will definitely recommend and we will hopefully return ourselves. Thank you x.

Dee & Paul Mileham, Kent
October 2016

We have thoroughly enjoyed our time here. The cottage and setting are fabulous and provided the perfect base for us to go and explore the best of what North Yorkshire has to offer. We'll certainly be recommending you to family and friends and look forward to returning in the future.

The Coates Family, Chelmsford
October 2016

Thank you Victoria for the warm welcome. It was a great week with good weather. Really good to visit many interesting places including RHS Harlow Carr & Fountains Abbey.

Winnie & Leon Allen, West Midlands
October 2016

Had an excellent week! Can't fault anything. Very warm welcome and we feel like part of the family now. Looking forward to our return visit next July already! Thank you for everything.

Carol & Tony Williams, North Wales
October 2016

Excellent cottage and hosts plus the location! Couldn't find fault with anything! Victoria had thought of everything needed in the kitchen which was really thoughtful. The cottage is one of the best we have been in over the years. Hoping to book again for next year.

Nick & Siobhan Loveland, Barnsley
October 2016

This is probably the best cottage we have stayed at and the surroundings are outstanding. We are already planning a return visit and will be recommending to friends.

Tim & Claire Hinchley, Staffordshire
October 2016

I suspect you are very aware of how much Sheila & I enjoy our stay, whenever we stay at Water Hall Farm. We love the Calf House. It suits all our requirements for a quiet relaxing holiday. We look forward to seeing both you and your father and it was good to see you again this year. Once again the cottage was immaculate when we arrived and the welcoming goodies are always appreciated (we don't always have these at other places we stay). The area also suits us fine, as we both enjoy the variety of walks there are in the region and of course the wonderful countryside. We have both agreed that we wish to return next year. The question is how many times? I will be in contact with you soon about next year and hopefully sort something out. We hope to be coming back on a regular basis, until we fullfill our dream of moving to the area. Thanks Victoria for making us both feel so comfortable on our visits.Water Hall Cottages are excellent. We have stayed at many self catering establishments and Sheila and I both agree, they are the best we have visited.

Bob & Sheila Meen, Southend-on-Sea
October 2016

Our second visit to Water Hall Farm - this time to celebrate Allan's 70th birthday. Our first visit was a long stay between house moves. This has been much shorter, but still felt like "coming back home!" The lovely welcome from Victoria, Ed (and Bella & Mandoo) have been much appreciated - as have the ambiance and the superb quality of the cottage. On this visit we have had both our family and special friends around, and everyone has loved the place. Thank you to all - and we look forward to our next visit.

Allan & Nancy Millington, Leeds
October 2016

Truly delightful location and such a cosy cottage. The Granary was perfect - clean and felt like home. Enjoyed our visit to feed the chickens, alpacas and sheep and we are already planning our return visit. Many thanks for a perfect stay!

The Todd Party, South Shields & South Africa
October 2016

An amazing place to stay - extremely quiet & peaceful. The cottages are immaculate, clean & have everything you could possibly need. Ed & Victoria are the perfect hosts and nothing is too much trouble. Thanks again - we'll be back next year.

Julie & Adrian Bruce, West Yorkshire
October 2016

A great place! Thirsk & Northallerton are great and we have such fond memories of Whitby. Best food is The Magpie at Whitby - nowhere else comes close! Best man shop has to be Sam Turners (and they do food!). Best Ladies shop is probably Bradleys Jewellers and then Barkers Department Store.

Lynn & Tony Reed, Cumbria
October 2016

Lovely stay! Great accommodation and a lovely welcome from Ed, James, Joseph & Bethany. We liked seeing the baby alpacas and adorable Jim, the pet lamb. Lots of beautiful walks and the food is marvellous in The Whitestonecliffe Inn! We enjoyed the steam train to Whitby from Pickering. We hope to return again next year. See you for now!

The Warriner Family, Whitley Bay
September 2016

We've had a great week in The Calf House. We enjoyed seeing the animals and stroking the alpacas. Our favourite place was Fountains Abbey. We also enjoyed climbing at Brimham Rocks. We found it very funny when Bella kept trying to come into our cottage! We liked stroking Mandoo because he was very friendly. We also enjoyed collecting the eggs and we thought that Izzy, Jazzy and Hope were very funny when they started racing us to get the food. We have had a lovely stay.

Dave, Eleanor, Tommy & Emily, London
September 2016

We have had a lovely relaxing week in The Calf House. The girls loved helping to feed the animals in the morning, especially Georgia the alpaca. It was a great base to explore Yorkshire - we went to the coast, moors, dales and York. Look forward to returning next year.

The Jackson Family, Norwich
September 2016

Calf House is a fantastic cottage, immaculately clean and very homely! Noah enjoyed feeding the animals and visiting them in the fields, his daily task was to find Mandoo, whom he fell in love with! Friendly welcome and throughout our stay - simply love it here! A great place to spend our holidays - definitely will be back.

Joanne & her 4 yr old son Noah, Gateshead
September 2016

Great stay!! Enjoyed the sausages and eggs! We had a very good week gliding at the Yorkshire Gliding Club (on Sutton Bank). We were very impressed by how clean and comfortable the beds and sofas were. Thank you, we will be back next year!

The Brind Family, Newbury
September 2016

We've had a fabulous week, lovely cottage and weather. Owners are just great. Michelle really enjoyed the morning treks around the farm feeding the animals. Many thanks.

Tom & Michelle Peacock, Portsmouth
September 2016

Beautiful modern cottage and a superb location for exploring the local area. We went north, south, east and west during our stay - Betty's Tearooms in Harrogate and Whitby Abbey being particular highlights. The Whitestonecliffe Inn in the village and The Carpenters Arms in Felixkirk are highly recommended for food. Bella the dog and Mandoo the cat were lots of fun and we could have easily wrapped Mandoo in a blanket and taken him home!! Will happily recommend this place to friends and family.

Neil & Sharon Morgan, Kent
September 2016

Really enjoyed our first stay in Yorkshire - wolds, moors and coast, lovely scenery. Good pubs, The Hare at Scawton for the special 'taster' meal. York very enjoyable too. The cottage was cosy and had a lovely comfy bed! Friendly hosts too, what more could you ask for!!

Mark & Hilary Pilkington, Northamptonshire
September 2016

Thank you for a lovely holiday - the cottage is beautiful and well equipped, we welcomed the milk and biscuits????. We leave very relaxed and sad to go - hope to back again. It was nice to become acquainted with Bella and Mandoo on a daily basis (they were one of the reasons for choosing your holiday property over others in the area.

Mark & Sarah Leslie, Liverpool
September 2016

Our second visit to the cottages, the first at Kitchen Cottage - and hopefully not our last!! Great week again in Yorkshire and the cottages make the stay even more special. Thanks we hope to be back soon.

Sheena, David & Cait Mason, Scotland
September 2016

Have loved being here! Has made our first visit to Yorkshire perfect. We will be back! Got to know Bella and Cat-Mandoo VERY well, together with Jim the sheep! The cottage is perfect and the little extras like milk and biccies are very thoughtful. Can't wait to return!

Sue & Colin York, Isle of Wight
September 2016

A great welcome from Victoria, a gorgeous holiday cottage with everything you could need, and thank you for the kind touches - milk, tea, coffee, biscuits etc. Such a pretty bedroom. We have had a wonderful time here in Yorkshire. Bella and Cat-Mandoo we shall miss you, thank you for visiting us daily. Thank you all for making our holiday a happy one. Ps, the farm eggs are delicious.

David & Julia Machen, Hampshire
September 2016

Fabulous accommodation - you have thought of everything! The little touches make all the difference. We would recommend this cottage to anyone. The location is ideal to explore North Yorkshire. We've had a lovely holiday.

Hazel & Joan, Wakefield
September 2016

A very cosy cottage - perfect for our first family holiday. The place was spotless when we arrived and we absolutely loved the couch!! I would like to come back with my parents for a future holiday. Thank you. PS, we LOVED the fresh eggs!

Julie, Christian & baby Monica, Leicester
September 2016

Another lovely week spent in The Stable Cottage and the weather has been great - sunshine everyday! The week has flown past. Thanks to all the family for your hospitality. Wishing you all the best for the future.

Dennis & Janis Groat, Orkney Isles
August 2016

This was our second visit to this fabulous cottage which offers an outstanding level of comfort and luxury. It's conveniently located for day trips to the Moors, Dales, coast and also to York but, nestling under the great escarpment of Sutton Bank, the farmyard setting gives it a rural tranquility. The presence of a friendly dog and cat, as well as a herd of alpacas with young, add to the appeal.

The Thomas Family
August 2016

Beautiful accommodation. Outstanding cleanliness and well equipped. Lovely location to explore North Yorkshire. The farm element was very much enjoyed by the children and they loved seeing the new additions daily! Victoria could not have been more accommodating and helpful. The wellie loan was appreciated! Will return for sure.

The Day Family
August 2016

We have had a lovely week here, enjoyed our accommodation and everything about the holiday. Thank you for all the little extras you provide, especially Bella and Mandoo! It was good to see our Montgomery Cheddar cheese on the menu at The Carpenters Arms!

Terry & Carole Holly, Yeovil, Somerset
August 2016

What a beautiful spot!! The family have been so kind & welcoming. We love Bella and we are going to miss her visits. Thanks to Victoria for getting us the number of a friend who lives in the area. Also a big thanks to Grandad for the loan of his tie (required for the owners entrance into Thirsk Racecourse). We will certainly be back. Thank you again so much

Alistair & Margaret McPherson, Edinburgh
August 2016

We have had a fantastic holiday. The Granary is a superb place to stay. We have been welcomed very much by the family and the animals. Been to lots of places and had fantastic weather - do not want to go home!! We will be back! Thanks again.

The Pitchford & Matthews family, Newcastle & Leeds
August 2016

What a gem of a place to stay!! We couldn't imagine that our little 16 month old daughter would have such a great time on the farm. Such a warm welcome from the family and everything made easy for us to come and go as we pleased. As close to a home away from home as you can get. Many thanks. Hope to see you all again very soon!

Lisa, Tom & Gracie Willcox, Blackpool
August 2016

WOW!!! A fantastic, beautiful, comfortable & welcoming place! The Granary is spotlessly clean, & very well equipped. Thank you to the McDonald family for the welcome pack (tea, coffee, biscuits, milk etc). A great place for exploring North Yorkshire. Loved the alpacas & Owen has become very fond of 'Jim' the sheep, who thinks he's a dog! Fantastic weather too! Will definitely be recommending to everyone.

The Day Family, Ipswich
August 2016

A great holiday, to a large extent due to the excellent accommodation you've provided. We immediately felt at home. Your amazingly high standard will be remembered and positively remarked on as we answer the inevitable question "Did you have a nice holiday?". Thank you from all of us.

The Maddison Family, Birmingham
August 2016

Amazing stay! Wonderful service! Felt like we were in a hotel!! Going to tell all our family & friends to make sure to come! Thanks for all the tours around your farm, the kids LOVED it! We felt so welcome here! Hope to be back! Thanks for everything!

The Copeland Family, Gateshead
August 2016

Beautiful cottage with everything you could ever possibly need. Such a warm welcome and everyone thoroughly enjoyed their stay. Thank you for your hospitality. We will definitely be visiting again.

The Marshall Family, Northern Ireland
August 2016

This was our second visit to this fabulous cottage which offers an outstanding level of comfort and luxury. It's conveniently located for day trips to the Moors, Dales, coast and also to York but, nestling under the great escarpment of Sutton Bank, the farmyard setting gives it a rural tranquillity. The presence of a friendly dog and cat, as well as a herd of alpacas with young, add to the appeal.

The Thomas Family
July 2016

Beautiful accommodation. Outstanding cleanliness and well equipped.
Lovely location to explore North Yorkshire. The farm element was very much enjoyed by the children and they loved seeing the new additions daily! Victoria could not have been more accommodating and helpful. The wellie loan was appreciated! Will return for sure.

The Day Family
July 2016

What a beautiful spot!! The family have been so kind & welcoming. We love Bella and we are going to miss her visits. Thanks to Victoria for getting us the number of a friend who lives in the area. Also a big thanks to Grandad for the loan of his tie (required for the owners entrance into Thirsk Racecourse). We will certainly be back. Thank you again so much

Alistair & Margaret McPherson, Edinburgh
July 2016

Lovely clean accommodation. Everything you could possibly need and more! Ideally situated for visiting inland and coastal attractions.

Gwynedd & Elaine, Aberdare
July 2016

Thank you for a wonderful few days in this superb cottage. Absolutely everything you could need or want. We even got to play a small part in the alpaca shearing day (we bagged up some of the fleece). We visited some new places; Castle Howard, and Rievaulx Abbey, and some old friends; Beamish and North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The weather was very kind to us. We will most certainly be back!

The Rampley Family, Rayleigh, Essex
July 2016

An ideal location for many attractions. Quiet property and very helpful owners, nothing was too much trouble. The laundry room was a bonus and all washing products were included as was free use of the tumble drier.

Mr & Mrs Snell, Norfolk
July 2016

The property was easy to find and well located close to Thirsk, the National Park and other attractions such as Fountains Abbey & Bolton Castle. The owners were extremely helpful and provided lots of tourist information in the cottage, we also enjoyed chatting to both the owners and the residents of the other cottages. We particularly liked walking up the fields in the evening and feeding the animals (Sheep, horses and alpacas). Our grandsons also enjoyed playing with the farmers cat and dog. We would be more than happy to stay in the cottage again and we have no hesitation in recommending this property.

The Sandham Family, Lancashire / Korea
July 2016

We have had a lovely break, shame it couldn't be for longer! Great accommodation, thanks for the warm welcome. The home grown bacon & eggs an extra treat!!

Mr & Mrs Cowdy, Barlby, North Yorkshire
July 2016

Fantastic! Again, amazing! We came again to visit the McDonald family, Victoria, James, Julie, Joseph, Ed and the coming baby!! They are so lovely that we will be back sooner rather than later! And the place is superb! Lovely and cosy cottages. The animals are also nice, Molly the pig, Betsy the Shetland, Bella the dog, Jim & Rosie the sheep, and the alpacas, everybody is nice!! Thank you so much for everything and thank you so much for taking care of our little son, Lluis (aged 10). We hope that one day he will become a lovely farmer, like you!!

The Borrell Family, Barcelona
July 2016

2nd time here and we really enjoyed it! Lovely accommodation, warm welcome and fabulous to see the animals on the farm. This is the perfect location to explore Yorkshire from. We will miss Bella & Mandoo. Hope to come back again! You must try the free range eggs, delicious!

The Smith Family, East Lothian
July 2016

We have really enjoyed our week here! Beautiful accommodation with everything that we needed for the week. All the tourist leaflets are so useful. We went to Sutton Bank, Harrogate, York, Flamingo Land, Brimham Rocks & Northallerton. Used the park & Ride in York. It was very cheap and great bus service from and to the Designer Outlet. The bus drops you right in the centre of town. Visited the York Castle Museum, it's brilliant! We used the wee train from York Minister to get to the Railway Museum, £2 for adults & £1 for children. Museum is free entry.

The Sinclair Family, Dunblane
July 2016

Lovely cottage & farm! A very high quality accommodation. We enjoyed seeing all the animals and watching the shearing of the alpacas. Thank you for all the little extras provided such as the milk, tea, biscuits, soap, bin bags etc to name but a few!! We will recommend to others.

The Hughes Family, Anglesey
July 2016

Cottage perfect for a family friendly holiday. The children loved the pet sheep especially the greedy brown one, and seeing the animals and birds in general. The adults appreciated the very well appointed cottage and the beautiful surroundings. Thank you for all the little extras - truly a Yorkshire welcome!! We will recommend to others looking to enjoy the North Yorkshire experience.

The Ramsey Family, Suffolk & Cambodia
July 2016

First visit to North Yorkshire. The cottages are a great base for the coast, moors, York and several other great places. The warm welcome from the owners was great as was being on a working farm. The farm food produce (eggs, sausages and bacon) were excellent and we enjoyed being able to spend time with the livestock and the owners. We had a week of sunshine, which was not expected!! Thank you.

The Smith Family, South Wales
June 2016

The Granary was so incredibly comfortable. The couches were perfect for relaxing at the end of the day, the courtyard tables were perfect for an early morning coffee in the sun, or a late afternoon glass of wine with a book. And Victoria was simply wonderful letting our children join in on the morning feeding of the animals. Our kids loved the alpacas, piglets, sheep, chickens and cows. The 8:30am feeding was the highlight of the holiday for the kids! Very convenient location and already recommended to friends and colleagues

The Uhlmann Family, Cheltenham
June 2016

Thank you for a wonderful few days in this superb cottage. Absolutely everything you could need or want. We even got to play a small part in the alpaca shearing day (we bagged up some of the fleece). We visited some new places; Castle Howard, and Rievaulx Abbey, and some old friends; Beamish and North Yorkshire Moors Railway. The weather was very kind to us. We will most certainly be back!

The Rampley Family, Rayleigh, Essex
June 2016

Very warm welcome, even from Bella!! Beautiful cottage, like a from home. Fabulous local pubs to eat in and superb days out in Whitby, Eden Camp and Castle Howard. We will certainly be returning. Thank you x X.

Gina & Ian, Milton Keynes
June 2016

The property was easy to find and well located close to Thirsk, the National Park and other attractions such as Fountains Abbey & Bolton Castle. The owners were extremely helpful and provided lots of tourist information in the cottage, we also enjoyed chatting to both the owners and the residents of the other cottages. We particularly liked walking up the fields in the evening and feeding the animals (Sheep, horses and alpacas). Our grandsons also enjoyed playing with the farmers cat and dog. We would be more than happy to stay in the cottage again and we have no hesitation in recommending this property.

The Sandham Family, Lancashire / Korea
June 2016

Fantastic! Again, amazing! We came again to visit the McDonald family, Victoria, James, Julie, Joseph, Ed and the coming baby!! They are so lovely that we will be back sooner rather than later! And the place is superb! Lovely and cosy cottages. The animals are also nice, Molly the pig, Betsy the Shetland, Bella the dog, Jim & Rosie the sheep, and the alpacas, everybody is nice!! Thank you so much for everything and thank you so much for taking care of our little son, Lluis (aged 10). We hope that one day he will become a lovely farmer, like you!!

The Borrell Family, Barcelona
June 2016

2nd time here and we really enjoyed it! Lovely accommodation, warm welcome and fabulous to see the animals on the farm. This is the perfect location to explore Yorkshire from. We will miss Bella & Mandoo. Hope to come back again! You must try the free range eggs, delicious!

The Smith Family, East Lothian
June 2016

Cottage perfect for a family friendly holiday. The children loved the pet sheep especially the greedy brown one, and seeing the animals and birds in general. The adults appreciated the very well appointed cottage and the beautiful surroundings. Thank you for all the little extras - truly a Yorkshire welcome!! We will recommend to others looking to enjoy the North Yorkshire experience.

The Ramsey Family, Suffolk & Cambodia
June 2016

Fantastic stay in The Granary. The cottage was spotless and there was everything that we needed. We would definitely return again. Perfect relaxing weekend. The owners are lovely and Victoria was welcoming on our arrival.

Harriet Sykes & friends, Huddersfield
May 2016

This cottage was so pretty and all the animals were very friendly. When we got to see all of the animals we got to feed them and get the chickens eggs. My Mum, Dad, Uncle and my brother said they were really fresh. I liked the cat, Mandoo and the dog Bella. Bella was a friendly and crazy little dog and Mandoo was calm, friendly and fun to play with - and so was Bella!! Mollly the pig was nearly ready to have a baby. We came at a good time. I loved the cottage so much, it was so pretty.

Emily Jowett, age 8, Isle of Man
May 2016

Thank you for lending us The Granary. We have had a lovely time and the weather was good to us in the end! Lovely decorations and 'knits' in Thirsk for the Tour de Yorkshire. We would certainly return to this delightful 'home'. Everyone so accommodating on the farm.

The Goode Family, Worcestershire
May 2016

What a wonderful family! Thank you all for a wonderful wedding present.
As always The Stable was warm, comfortable and had everything anyone could want. We had a wonderful day watching the Tour de Yorkshire and the pub grub was great. Thank you again for everything.

Mr & Mrs Hallinan, Thirsk
May 2016

A very welcoming and friendly family. Beautiful accommodation. Bella & Mandoo went down a treat with our 3 boys. We all enjoyed our tour of the farm. Would highly recommend Water Hall Farm to our friends and family and will definitely be returning in the future. Thank you!

The Burge Family, Cambridge
May 2016

Thank you for a wonderful stay in your beautiful cottage. You have thought of every little extra to make this feel a home from home.
Fantastic location, spotlessly clean and a lovely warm and welcoming atmosphere. The children loved meeting all of the animals and the adults loved chilling on the huge comfy sofa. We will certainly be back. Thank you.

Amy, Nat, Two Helen's and their babies, Leeds & York
May 2016

Thank you for another lovely week. Everyone here is so friendly. We will be back in a few months!! Kids can't wait to come back.

Alan & Joan Littler, Chorley
May 2016

Had a lovely time staying in Kitchen Cottage. Had everything we needed, was very clean, and in a brilliant location. Harry loved the animals and tractors. Thank you for everything and to Victoria for showing Harry the piglets and letting home sit on a tractor.

Craig, Hannah & Harry (aged 2), Northern Ireland
May 2016

Had another lovely stay in The Calf House. nice to be back. We visited Fountains Abbey, Helmsley Walled Garden and walked on the top of Sutton Bank - lovely view, you can see for miles! Once again, we walked to the pub in the village for some great meals. The cottage was well worth a return visit and we will hopefully come back again next year. Thank you Ed, Victoria and family.

Sylvia, Dave & Steve Bradley, East Yorkshire
May 2016

Had a very nice week in probably the best accommodation we have ever had! When we get home we will be recommending The Granary to relatives, friends & work colleagues.

The Roddy Family, Staffordshire
May 2016

Accommodation very warm, comfortable and relaxing. Very nice to be here on the farm. Met some very nice people on the farm. Seen most of the stock and have been chatting about farm life. We found Mr McDonald, Victoria and James very helpful. We made friends with and are now very fond of Bella, Cat-Mandoo and Molly and the piglets. Being here was accessible to all places in North Yorkshire. The Granary is well equipped with a good laundry room. This was our first visit (on holiday) to Yorkshire and we were impressed with the varied scenery. We had a warm welcome from Victoria who showed us around The Granary and gave us milk and biscuits to have with our tea. Thanks to Joseph for the really tasty eggs.

The Healey Family, Newport
May 2016

5*!! Beautiful and well equipped cottage, would definitely come here again. Thank you to you all!

Helen & the Gang from Whitley Bay
May 2016

We have had a really lovely week at the cottage. It has been warm, comfortable and very welcoming after our trips out. Hollie enjoyed seeing all the animals. Thank you for the tea, milk and delicious biscuits. We can recommend the eggs!!

The Deen Family, Chorley
April 2016

Well you certainly thought of everything you need to make your guests feel welcome - fresh milk, tea, coffee, biscuits and most thoughtful of all, the delicious Easter Eggs and card. We can certainly recommend Joseph's eggs - perfect! So a huge thank you to Joseph and his Grandad for our wonderful Yorkshire holiday.
PS, thank you too, to the lovely lady we met this morning who keeps these cottages spotlessly clean.

The Round Family, Herefordshire
April 2016

This is our second visit and it's still great and we have very fond memories. We would recommend the fresh eggs and sausages from the farm.
Definitely feeling like a home from home now. See you again next year!

The Edmondson Family, Brighton
April 2016

Excellent! Lovely cottage, beautifully decorated and spotless! Thank you for the Easter Eggs! What a lovely thought! Great location. We visited York (Chocolate Story and the Railway Museum), the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Goathland, Stump Cross Caverns, Coldstone Cut, Wensleydale Creamery, Ribblesdale Viaduct, Staithes and Robin Hoods Bay.
Great food, would highly recommend The Carpenters Arms in Felixkirk! Thank you!

Bev, Mark & Charlotte, Lowestoft, Suffolk
April 2016

We've had a brilliant last minute Easter break which has exceeded our expectations - thank you! We knew it was meant to be when we noticed the name of the village and the name of the owner ?. Sutton Bank, Helmsley and the village pub are all worth a visit. And thank you for the yummy eggs and Easter Egg!!

Ed Sutton & Bethan Harvey, Norwich
March 2016

Fantastic holiday, thank you for being so welcoming and hospitable. The cottage is lovely, well equipped and immaculate. We loved seeing all the animals, particularly the newborn lambs. Nothing was too much trouble and we've all had a great time here. Thank you.

The Morrell Family, Bristol
March 2016

Our stay was a prize very kindly donated to a charity auction by Ed and family. It must have been 'first prize'!! We have been made to feel so welcome, finding the cottage very thoughtfully designed, extremely well equipped and immaculately prepared for our arrival. How good can it get?

Mr & Mrs Foyle, Lincolnshire
March 2016

Thank you for an enjoyable experience, we have loved every minute of it. It was also great to meet the alpacas and other farm animals. A perfect way to spend Valentines Day!

Megan & Luke, Middlesbrough
February 2016

Set in a beautiful village with great driving roads and wonderful countryside views. We particularly liked The Carpenters Arms pub set in a village of Felixkirk about 3 miles away off the beaten track. The property was fabulous, better than it looked online and the owners Ed and James are really good guys.

The Scrivener Family
February 2016

We've all enjoyed a lovely and restful stay in The Granary. The accommodation has been superb - a real home from home. Spotlessly clean, very well equipped and luxurious too! Thank you so much - we hope to come again in the future.

The McNab Family, Shipley
February 2016

We have had the best time during our winter holiday. The Granary went over and beyond our expectations of a cottage holiday. It puts hotels to shame. The morning we spent on the farm tour with Victoria was great. Showed us that farm life is not just about milking cows. You all should be proud of it all, especially the beef!! Would definitely recommend. Yorkshire has so much to offer and as we only saw a small amount of it, we will be back with our kids and family. Leaving makes us feel like we are leaving home, not just a place we stayed in. Thanks for the memories. Cheers.

The Caruana Family, Malta
February 2016

Our 4th visit to Water Hall. We love Kitchen Cottage, very cosy. Thank you for the usual warm welcome! Please thank Joseph and the chickens for the lovely eggs! We've thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Once again we are leaving reluctantly. See you soon. Thank you xx.

Mr & Mrs Crone, Hampshire
January 2016

Our stay, over the Christmas holidays at The Granary was thoroughly enjoyable and managed to exceed our expectations! It was beautifully set up to feel homely and we were made to feel extremely welcome. Plus the welcome package we received was a lovely gesture. Thank you and we hope to return some time in the future.

The Atkins Family, Driffield
December 2015

We have been able to recharge our batteries here in this 'Stable' which is very comfortable, lovely cottage. It is rather fitting at this time of year (week before Christmas) to enjoy time in a Stable and leave with some of Joseph's eggs! Thank you for the warm welcome. We hope to return and enjoy the scenery without the fog. We wish you all a Happy Christmas and New Year.

Mr & Mrs Fryer, West Yorkshire
December 2015

Thank you for a lovely, cosy holiday home, we couldn't ask for more. We enjoyed being introduced to the animals. We had some great days out with lots of walking. The pets (Bella and Mandoo) were very friendly and there are beautiful views all the time. The area is great! The cottage is very clean and there was also a very friendly welcome.

The Burnett Family, Leicester
November 2015

A lovely warm welcome back from Victoria and nice to meet Ed too. We stayed in Kitchen Cottage in June and now Stable Cottage, both cottages are fabulous and a credit to the McDonald family. All the little touches add to the desire for yet another visit! In addition the cottage was beautifully warm and cosy, which we wouldn't have noticed during our June visit!! Thank you for a lovely mid-week break.

Mr & Mrs Roberts, North Wales
November 2015

We've had a brilliant half term break in this wonderful cottage. So well equipped and spotlessly - like new - clean. Perfect base for lots of days out. We visited Staithes, a beautiful fishing village where CBeebies 'Old Jacks Boat' was filmed and we drove along the coastline to Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay. Also went to Flamingo Land (Malton), The National Railway Museum (York) and The North Yorkshire Moors Railway from Pickering to Whitby on a steam train. We would also recommend Cannon Hall Farm, Barnsley (travelled to see friends). So much to see and do we will definitely need to come back!! Thank you to everyone on the farm including Bella dog and Kat-man-doo. We thought the details of Halloween decorations and treats were excellent, not forgetting the basics. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to friends and family.

Frost Family, Colchester, Essex
October 2015

An excellent property - a good welcome and a great place to be on holiday

Rev Mackenzie, Chelmsford
September 2014

The standard of decor and quality of the cottage was fantastic, the location was quiet, but everything we needed was only a few moments away, the owners were very welcoming and helpful.

Mrs Davies, Cheltenham
August 2014

The finish of the cottage was excellent throughout.
The owners were very friendly and helpful, we had an excellent time and would definitely recommend this property

Mr Cregan, Lincoln
August 2014

Location was amazing, the building was gorgeous and the standard of finish was excellent.
The owners were very helpful

Mr Turner, Cheadle
May 2014

Beautifully appointed and furnished.
The term 'high standard' just is not sufficient

Mr Reed, York
December 2013