Welcome to Crag House Farm an ancient Grade ll listed Yorkshire Long House and barns in the heart of the glorious North York Moors National Park.  Clustered around a charming  green and dovecot in peaceful Danby Dale, close to the pretty moorland villages of Castleton and Danby and 15 minutes from Yorkshire’s Heritage Coast. Not a complex – just two beautiful detached sandstone barns – each barn sleeps 6 and is set within it’s own private 1/4 acre enclosed gardens with uninterrupted views across Danby Dale to the Heather Moorland beyond.
Spacious 5 star Luxury ‘Gold’ : Rated Exceptional by ‘VisitEngland, Quality in Tourism’
‘National Park’s Design Award’ winners 2012 – 2014

Eco luxury self catering cottages converted to the highest standard – a unique holiday experience
“Attention to detail, along with the design and the location, have brought rave reviews from visitors” Yorkshire Post 2015
Beacon View Barn – Award winning stylish family home from home. Rated M1 NAS  The easy access ground floor facilities help older and less mobile/agile guests enjoy their holiday stress free.  Dog friendly too – just check us out 🙂


Dale View Barn – Sophisticated Eco ‘Grand Design’ barn. Light and airy with traditional cruck beams and stone features working beautifully alongside green oak and stunning glazing. In the large family farmhouse kitchen the antique elm table comfortably seats 12, perfect when the barns are booked together. Dog free 🙂

002Each barn sleeps 6 in 3 double bedrooms enjoying  ground floor wet rooms, sumptuous double roll top cast iron baths. Vaulted 25ft and 30ft sitting rooms with green oak gallery above.  Private large south facing child and family friendly gardens, covered BBQ’s patio and alfresco dining areas  Cots, high chairs, stair gates on request, ample parking, luxury bedlinen, soft towels, Free wifi, iPod dock, UE Boom speakers, 40in flat screen TV and so much more too! What a treat when booked together for larger parties, have the best of both.
If you are a couple looking for a spacious holiday home please take advantage of our ‘couple only’ 10% discount.
Have a look at our wonderful National Park location and take a peek inside Dale View Barn too. View Video

From this amazing location discover and explore the delights ‘God’s own Country’ has to offer. Horse riding on the beach, surfing, kayaking or simply rock pooling along Yorkshire’s wonderful heritage coast which is just a 15 minute drive away.  Walking and cycling routes from your doorstep, friendly local pubs and delicious tea rooms are close by.  Steam trains, castles, forests and theme parks, bustling foodie Yorkshire market towns and the Historic City of York can all be part of your Yorkshire holiday experience.

July 8th 2016 Breakfast on the terrace at Beacon View Barn..Good decision!

Eating out

September celebrations on Dale View Barn’s lower lawn


Freshly baked scones, jam, butter, clotted cream or a home made cake will be here waiting for you, along with a welcome cup of Yorkshire tea or maybe you’d prefer a bottle of fizz ready to crack open when you walk through the door,  it’ll be here!  So just kick off your shoes, let the children spill out into the garden to explore, you’ll feel at home from the moment you arrive.

These early months of the year are the ideal time to escape the humdrum of everyday life,  seek out your winter rural Idyll, look for dark skies, hunt for fossils, chase those storms and blow the cobwebs away with your best friends, family or dog.  leave your ‘jobs to do’ list at home, pack your wellies, your new Christmas hat and scarf and slot into nature’s rhythms.  Welcome to the North York Moors and Coast National Park.

My picture of the week

I couldn’t resist stopping and capturing this moment a few days ago as I crossed the moor on Blakey Ridge.

Just look at what’s going on this month  and see what’s on offer in March too. Check out how you can enjoy that ‘Hygge’ feeling on the North York Moors this wintertime.

Spring is just around the corner which means the days are drawing out, bulbs are popping through and the birds are getting quite noisy in the mornings. Hearing the Curlew again is a terrific pleasure and a milestone toward the summer for us. We’ll keep you posted when we first hear it’s haunting refrain from here in 2017.


Danny and Liz