Little Garth

+44 (0)1904 431876

A lovely little village hideaway with a flagged hall, cheerful rugs, fresh flowers , deep armchairs, a contemporary kitchen and a good pub


3 bedrooms


Sleeps 5

Children welcome
Pets welcome

The Experience

In the gentle foothills of the North York Moors, four miles from the market town of Kirkbymoorside, lies Normanby, an ancient settlement blessed with a Norman church and a trout stream. And, tucked behind the village street, through the picket gate, this immaculate little cottage. Having swapped a farmhouse in the Lakes for Little Garth, Pippa has poured love into its revival. Now all is light, warm and cosy inside, with plenty of pretty things to catch the eye: old paintings, quirky pots, cheerful rugs on polished flagged floors. Fresh flowers glow on old pine tops, cotton-covered armchairs are deep and comfortable, and a super, bright, light kitchen with all the kit opens to a very private rose and honeysuckle garden. After a day’s roaming the sheep-speckled moors, bliss to snuggle down here. Light the candles, throw another log on the fire, pop the cork, or stroll to the pub for a drink. For eating out, Pippa recommends The Sun Inn at Normanby, a short walk. Return to sweetly floral bedrooms with gleaming white woodwork and generously clad beds. A lovely, very comfy hideaway.


  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming

& pricing

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. Short breaks available.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.

Dog bowl.

Max. 2 dogs.

Secure garden.


Nightly price
from £46
Weekly price
from £320
1 House for 5
From £463 bedrooms


We have just had a wonderful break at Little Garth. It is a cosy, tastefully decorated and comfortable cottage. The garden is beautifully kept and the kitchen is equipped with everything you need, a real home from home. Normanby itself is a small, very peaceful village. The cottage is a great base from which you can visit the North York Moors and surrounding attractions. It certainly surpassed our expectations.

Linda, Macclesfield

We have just stayed at Little Garth and had a wonderful week. The cottage is lovely and cosy with a very comfortable bed and everything that you could need. The cottage is in a great location with a lovely village pub, The Sun, and brilliantly located for walking to Nunnington Hall and visiting Pickering, Helmsley and Rievaulx Abbey. We had brilliant weather for the whole week and the cottage was a perfect base to come back to each night. We hope to stay again.

Katy and Dave, Derbyshire

Characteristic charming country cottage fully equipped with everything you could need including lots of space for parking your car and also cottage is dog friendly with secure garden. Conveniently located for Yorkshire’s beautiful moorland countryside yet still close to Helmsley and Pickering. There is an easy local walk from the cottage following the river to Marton. Excellent pub food within a two minute walk at The Sun Inn, Normanby, again very dog friendly.

Stella, Manchester

This charming cottage was so warm and welcoming after a long drive. Contact with the owner Phillippa prior to booking was efficient and well organised. The cottage is cosy and has everything needed for a perfect stay. Everything was immaculately clean and beautifully arranged. Information about where to access amenities was readily available in the house or from the owner. The cottage’s pretty garden is a lovely place to relax in good weather. The friendly village pub has good food and in the surrounding area are many other great places to eat. A perfect holiday cottage of high standard.

Elizabeth, Friston

Little Garth is a charming cottage in a lovely part of the country. Philippa had beautifully decorated the cottage for us arriving, for Christmas, and it looked and felt like our home from home. The original ranges were very atmospheric and it was a pleasure to return to Little Garth after long days of walking and visiting Yorkshire’s delights. We went to the pub across the road probably too often in our week (who’s counting at Christmas?) but that was down to the hospitality of the family who run the pub, as well as the locals - welcoming would be an understatement!

Claire, Mullion, Cornwall

Absolutely delightful cottage meticulously kept. Philippa was very kind and helpful. We thoroughly recommend Little Garth!

Ruth & John, Melbourne, Australia

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The neighbourhood

Local points of interest from Pippa Galloway

  • Perfectly situated for exploring the North Yorkshire moors.
  • Historic York just 40 minutes away. Castle Howard - the setting for Brideshead Revisited - is nearby, as is The Arboretum where you can walk your dog in a lovely setting.
  • Golf courses abound in the area, including the famous Ganton Golf course. Riding, fishing- and for the more adventurous - gliding are available close by.
  • Excellent pubs and restaurants abound - The Star, an old thatched Inn with a Michelin Star and The Pheasant both at Harome near Helmsley, to name but two.
  • For children, the war museum - Eden Camp - is down the road as is Flamingoland and the North Yokshire Steam Railway.
  • The Seaside resorts of Scarborough, Filey and Whitby and the quaint old fishing villages of Robin Hood's Bay and Staithes provide a great day out.