scalefoot farm and surounding area



Set in the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors National Park, Scalefoot Farm is a picturesque working farm commanding breathtaking views over the Esk Valley.


The two cottages, Rose Cottage and the Old Granary, both offer stunning, up to date accommodation for the discerning couple looking to relax in tranquil surroundings. Each cottage has its own immaculate garden and barbecue area and is supplied by natural spring water. Scalefoot is a unique destination all year round and is particularly beautiful at Christmas time when you can unwind in front of a roaring fire after a long walk. Decorations and a fabulous tree are provided. As Scalefoot is a working farm unfortunately we cannot allow pets or children. Click here for a larger family cottage.


hutton-le-holeThe picturesque village of Castleton (1½ miles), located near the North Yorkshire Moors National Park Visitors Centre at Danby, is the perfect base for walking, sightseeing, or taking a relaxing break away from it all. There is also fishing, riding, sailing and bird watching to be enjoyed locally. Set 500 ft above the River Esk Valley, the views are breathtaking. The area is internationally famous for grouse & pheasant shooting.


There are agricultural shows and farmers markets, tea rooms, butchers, bakeries and pubs serving good food in the pretty surrounding villages such as Danby, Hutton-Le-Hole, Glaisdale, Rosedale, Cropton and Lastingham. Not forgetting the famous Farndale daffodil walk. For more information on the locality and eating out please see our useful links section.


heritage coastlineClose to the bustling harbour town of Whitby, Yorkshires' rugged 26 mile Heritage Coastline lies within only a 20 minute drive allowing easy access to beautiful beaches and interesting fishing villages such as Robin Hoods Bay, Runswick Bay, Ravenscar, Staithes and Sandsend. Other close by coastal resorts include Redcar, Saltburn, Scarborough, Filey and Bridlington. Inland you will find the market towns of Kirbymoorside, Pickering, Helmsley, Malton, Thirsk and the city of York, all within an hours drive.


'Heartbeat' country, Goathland is only 10 miles away and the famous North Yorkshire Moors Railway, an 18 mile stretch of track running from the traditional market town of Pickering to Whitby, can be accessed from local stations at Leversham, Grossmont, Egton Bridge and Goathland. Some services run directly through Scalefoot Farm offering the steam enthusiast a truly unique holiday.


Commondale (1½ miles) lies at the bottom of a valley surrounded by Commondale Moor, Wayworth Moor, Skelderskew Moor and Danby Low Moor. There are many paths, bridleways and cycle ways along the moors, which were once used for the disused quarries but are now perfect for leisure activities. It has easy accessibility with a station on the Whitby to Middlesborough line.