Little Garth


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


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.


  • Hot tub
  • WiFi
  • Swimming pool
  • Mobile reception
  • Oven
  • Breakfast included
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Hob
  • Parking on premises
  • Barbecue
  • Free parking nearby
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Breakfast available
  • Accessible by public transport
  • Central heating
  • Wheelchair access
  • Limited mobility
  • Air conditioning
  • Washing machine
  • Garden
  • Television
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • Credit cards
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

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


  • 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

Special offer: Due to a cancellation, the Half Term week is reduced to £400

Booking information

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Booking restrictions
Minimum stay: 3 nights. 3 nights on weekdays. 3 nights at weekends. Short breaks available.

Dog bowl.

Max. 2 dogs.

Secure garden.


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


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.