Basin Howe Farm - Topaz Cottage ref: CC244023

Sawdon near Scarborough, Scarborough, Filey & Area

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  • Bike Store 
  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Highchair 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • WiFi 
  • Cot Available 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Green Scheme 
  • All En-suite 
  • Parking - On Site 
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Situated in an elevated position on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, yet within easy reach of Scarborough; Basin Howe Farm Cottages comprise a small development of two barns forming four cottages arranged around a parterre to provide holiday accommodation of a superior standard. The property is in a rural location on the edge of The North York Moors and close to Dalby Forest (which has Dark Skies status, great for avid stargazers) and is surrounded by tranquil farmland with a splendid outlook over the Wolds. Opened in 2011 each barn has been individually styled, architecturally designed and benefits from beautiful character features such as exposed stonework, solid oak beams and oak flooring married together with modern conveniences. All cottages have comfortable sofas and comfortable beds. Guests have access to two acres of award winning gardens, including a newly designed oriental garden. Secure storage for bicycles. The area is perfect for horse riders or cyclists to ride straight out with miles of bridleways and cycle routes to explore in and around the North York Moors and an excellent area for bird watching. “Basin Howe Farm takes its name from its very own Bronze Age burial mound.  This is a truly unique selection of cottages offering a chance to get away from it all in scenic surroundings.” Topaz Cottage benefits from a large lounge/diner with exposed beams and arched windows. The lounge is furnished with two leather settees, one two and one three seater, plus a comfortable easy chair.  This unit has two large en suite bedrooms.Bedroom One is on the ground floor and is a generous size. It has a Super King, zip n link bed and en suite with shower cubicle and thermostatic shower.  Bedroom 2 is also a generous size.  It has exposed beams and a feature stone wall. It is furnished with a King size bed and has a large en suite bathroom with a thermostatic shower over the bath. Topaz and Amber Cottages share a large patio area which catches the sun all day. Ideal for a relaxed holiday with an extended group. Topaz and Amber Cottages may be booked together to accommodate eight guests.  All ground floor areas in Topaz are level so that when both cottages are booked together guests with walking disabilities staying in Amber Cottage can access all areas of the ground floor in Topaz Cottage. The nearest local pub and restaurants is The Anvil Inn in Sawdon village serving a good menu and hearty Sunday roasts (booking is recommended ). Topaz Cottage can be booked together with Amber Cottage (CC244024) to accommodate up to eight people.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Property has oil central heating and comprises:
Lounge/Diner: With 37" flat screen TV with Free view, DVD and Radio/ipod docking station.
Kitchen: With electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher. Washing machine and tumble dryer in separate communal area.
Bedroom 1: With zip and link super kingsize bed (can be twin beds on request) and en suite with shower, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point - also accessed from hallway

First floor

Bedroom 2: With king size bed and spacious en suite with bath and thermostatic shower over, WC, wash basin, heated towel rail and shaver point.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


All fuel. power, bed linen and towels included. Cot and high chair by arrangement. Wi-Fi available.


Ample parking. Paved patio and access to gardens with outdoor furniture. Secure storage for bicycles. Please note: The properties are all supplied with filtered water from a private bore hole. Please note: There is an Access statement available for this property, if required please call 01228 599950
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
  • Distance
    11 Miles
  • Restaurant
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
  • Railway station distance
    11.0 miles
  • Lake

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About the local area

The cottages are ideally suited to those who enjoy outdoor activities including walking, mountain biking, horse riding, fishing and bird watching. Just a short drive takes you into the heart of the National Park, offering a wide variety of attractions including historic abbeys and country houses.  Basin Howe Farm is close to Dalby Forest with scenic drives, renowned mountain biking routes and ‘Go Ape’.  From Pickering the North York Moors Steam Railway departs on a regular timetable meandering through the villages in ‘Heartbeat’ country - perfect for any age group and an excellent way of viewing the miles of dramatic scenery and quaint villages. For those wishing to explore the stunning Heritage Coastline, Scarborough is around 11 miles away, and a scenic drive up the coastline takes you to the delightful resorts of Robin Hood’s Bay and Whitby or down the coast to Filey.

Things to do nearby

Filey Beach

Filey has been a seaside resort since Edwardian times and a fishing village for much longer. The beach is lined with a historical promenade from where the beauty of the dramatic Filey Brigg can be seen.

Wolds Way Lavender

A family run attraction with lots to see and do. Lavender fields, nature walks, tea room and giftshop selling unique gifts.

Scarborough Castle

This 12th Century castle conceals over 2,500 years of turbulent history. It is said the King Richard III enjoyed the view from the battlements so much that he still walks them today! Specially constructed viewing platforms offer visitors wonderful views of the coastline and town.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

One of the country's most popular steam railways, covering 18 miles between the market town of Pickering and the village of Grosmont, travelling through the heart of the North York Moors National Park.

Stephen Joseph Theatre

The theatre has a national and international reputation and is home to Alan Ayckbourn, the world's most performed living playwright. A backstage tour lasting about 45 minutes can be booked by contacting them.

North Bay Railway

Travel on Britain's biggest miniature railway affording spectacular views of the North Bay, historic headland and Scarborough Castle

Sea Life Centre & Marine Sanctuary

Overlooking the North Bay and home to thousands of sea creatures as well as a busy hospital for orphaned and injured seal pups. See their Humboldt Penguins and collection of Giant Japanese Spider Crabs! Open daily except Christmas Day.

Peasholm Park

Peasholm Park is open for everyone to enjoy all year round, 24 hours a day and seven days a week. Entrance to the Park, which is never closed, is FREE. Well behaved dogs, held on leads by their well behaved owners, are welcome to the Park.


Scarborough, Britain's first seaside resort is a great a place to stay for a holiday or short break, with the safe, sandy, accredited North Bay Beach and South Bay Beach with the historic Scarborough Castle between them.

Scarborough South Bay

There are two beaches within walking distance of Scarborough.

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