Fairhaven Country Guest House
A warm welcome to Fairhaven, our family owned and run Edwardian Country Guest House in Goathland, a stunning moorland village set in the outstanding natural beauty of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. We are delighted that we have a Enjoy England 4 Star Gold Award status, plus Traveller's Choice Award and a Certificate of Excellence from our Trip Advisor reviews.
* Nine lovely bedrooms – 8 en-suite rooms and 1 with private facilities, all fully refurbished with lovely views - please check our website to see our tariffs
* Extensive gardens and private car park for motorbikes (and cars!) Access to lockable garage by arrangement.
* A perfect base for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors National Park and Coast
* Free Wi-Fi available
* Award winning Fairhaven home-cooked breakfast
* Offering ideal accommodation for touring groups as well as the solo adventurer.
* Fantastic views from our dining room and the guest lounge – a great spot to relax, perhaps with an beer or glass of wine as we are licensed, in front of our open fire
* Just a few minutes walk from North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway – perfect for those dining on the Pullman Dining Train
* Within easy riding distance of Whitby, Pickering, Malton, York and Scarborough, the coast and moors, perfect for a weekend break
* Open all-year-round, except for a few days over Christmas before re-opening for New Year's Eve celebrations.
Find out more
To find our more about the house and the local area, please check our website. And please do not hesitate to get in touch for further information, to check availability or make a booking.
We look forward to welcoming you to Fairhaven.
- Liz & Keith Pritchard and Kelly & Richard Batley
New Year package
Each New Year, we offer a three-night package, including dinner on New Years Eve... Pimms in the lounge to kick-start the evening, good food, good company, a roaring fire and something bubbly in-hand ready for the stroke of midnight - it's always a fun and sociable night.
For groups travelling together, we are happy to help you plan your stay, from working out room allocations, to everyone meeting in the lounge with cake stands full of homemade baking after a long ride here, right through to booking activities during your stay.
We also offer a two-course dinner on one of the evenings, allowing you to enjoy an evening together without having to leave the house.
Contact us direct to chat through your requirements and we'll help your plans come together!
Winter Warmer package
From November to February each year, we offer our 'Winter Warmer' package. Arriving for a two or three-night stay either on a Monday, Friday or Saturday, take pleasure in having a two-course supper ready to greet you.
In addition, our bar will keep you going when you're ready just to sit back in the lounge and not quite ready for bed! So, whether you fancy a few days’ walking, a chance to ride the local roads when they're almost empty or a more relaxed romantic break, visit us out-of-season and have the North York Moors to yourself…
You can add extra suppers where possible, as well additional nights to tailor-make your getaway. Full details can be emailed to you on request.
You might like to know, for example, that if you've had a leisurely Saturday hopping on and off the NYM Steam Railway, eaten an ice-cream or two and whiled away an hour watching the sheep nibble their way up The Common, that you won't need to ride down to Whitby to enjoy fish and chips...
Eskdale Fisheries in Sleights is a great spot, with picnic benches in the garden outside so you can enjoy fish and chips at their best - open, in paper, in the sunshine!
The Birch Hall Pub
Ever heard about the little pub you just have to visit in Beck Hole? Just a mile from Goathland to ride and a little less to walk down the Rail Trail... The Birch Hall is one of the best and smallest pubs in Britain, complete with sweet shop and beer garden. Enjoy a 'Beck Hole Butty' and a pint of 'Beck Watter'! Our little dog, Bailey, does so every visit!
Sandsend... glorious beaches, good coffee and cake at both 'Sandside' and 'Wit's End', art gallery, pub, a 'foodies' shop and just a couple of miles north of Whitby town centre. Perfect. But don't tell anyone else about it!
England's best fish & chips?
For fish and chips, 'The Magpie' is rightly famous. Cue the queues! Alternatively head over the swing bridge into the old town and keep to the right... you'll find Hadley's. It's good. And Fortune's own-smoked kippers (find them on Henrietta Street), can even be posted home for you.
For a walk from our doorstep, follow the Rail Trail down to Grosmont - head to the Geill's Art Cafe for coffee and cake to set you up for the walk back. Or pope into the Old School House Coffee Shop for a slice or scrumptious chocolate cake. And you can even cheat and catch the train back to Goathland Station.
One of our favourite 'rides' starts by heading out of Goathland towards Egton, then up through Glaisdale and on to Danby. If you're peckish en route, stop in Lealholm for a home-baked treat from the bakery and enjoy it whilst looking at fantastic views towards the North Sea.
Beyond Danby you'll find Castleton before circling back towards Hutton-le-Hole. Stop off at the Red Lion at Blakey Ridge for a spot of lunch or just a cheeky drink. By Hutton-le-Hole you might need to stretch your legs around the shops and if you forfeited lunch after your hearty Fairhaven breakfast, head to the Blacksmith's at Lastingham for an early dinner and then head towards Pickering for a straightforward drive back to Goathland, or towards Stape for a more adventurous route across the top of the moors!
Plan your route to/from Fairhaven Country Guest House with MotoGoLoco Maps.