The Wheelhouse

Danby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1017)


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher

The property

This barn and wheelhouse conversion is a stunning property on the edge of the North York Moors National Park.

Many of the original features have been retained including the enormous old beam that once powered the mill.

The inviting and cosy sitting room is in the skeleton of the wheelhouse and is a quirky octagonal shape with windows on three sides to take in the views.

The modern, well-equipped kitchen has a bright and airy dining area and there are three spacious and peaceful bedrooms, one of them on the galleried landing over the sitting room.

The modern bathroom is on the ground floor and there is a first floor shower room.

This welcoming property makes a wonderful base for a holiday in this fabulous area.


Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x ground floor twin. 1 x futon in open gallery area over sitting room (limited roof space). Ground floor bathroom with corner bath, shower over, basin and WC. First floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Modern, well-equipped fitted kitchen with dining area overlooking stable yard. Spacious but cosy sitting room with gallery area over and woodburning stove. Note: Ramp access - suitable for accompanied disabled.


  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, video, 2 x stereo/CD
  • All fuel, power and logs inc. in rent
  • Bed linen inc. in rent
  • Enclosed rear patio area with garden furniture and BBQ, with views towards sea
  • Use of owner's orchard and lawned area to front of house
  • Ample parking, with garaging for one car
  • One well-behaved dog welcome - this is a working farm and dogs must be under strict control
  • Stabling and grazing available for horses (by arrangement)
  • Shop 2.5 miles, pub 1 mile.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season

About the location


Staithes 10 miles; Whitby 15 miles; Guisborough 10 miles.

The North York Moors National Park covers 554 square miles, with landscape ranging from heather-clad moorland and deep secluded dales, to the cliffs and coves of the magnificent coastline making it a haven for walkers.

The peaceful valley of Esk is the setting for Danby in the heart of the North York Moors. The village has an interesting history and is home to a 14th Century ruined castle and the last remaining working water mill on the River Esk. The Esk Valley Railway line runs through Danby and takes in some stunning scenery as it winds its way to Whitby. Danby Lodge is a historic building set in 13 acres of beautiful riverside pasture and has an excellent visitor centre with exhibitions, tea-rooms, a gift shop and various walks going through the parkland. The villages of Hutton-le-Hole and Lastingham and the town of Pickering are all within easy reach, as are the coastal villages of Robin Hood's Bay, Staithes, and Saltburn.