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Fairhaven Country Guest House

  • VisitEngland 4 Star Guest House
  • VisitEngland Gold Award
  • VisitEngland Breakfast Award
  • Welcome To Yorkshire Member
  • Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Guest House with 9 rooms £40-£125 prpnb


Fairhaven Country Guest House, Goathland, Whitby

Fairhaven Country Guest House, Goathland, Whitby

Room 8


01947 896361


The Common,
North Yorkshire,
YO22 5AN


A very warm welcome to Fairhaven, a family owned and run Edwardian Guest House set in the heart of the outstanding natural beauty of the North York Moors National park. There are numerous marked footpaths surrounding Goathland, which take walkers across the moors, along riverbanks and waterfalls such as the Mallyan Spout and Thomasson Foss. The National Park offers miles of stunning moorland, pretty villages and towns, grassy dales and a spectacular coastline.

There are pubs, a Post Office and gift shops just a short stroll from the house. Fairhaven is set back from The Common and has a private drive giving access to the car park at the rear of the house. We have extensive gardens for our guests to enjoy, particularly on those long warm Summer evenings. Once you have pulled yourself away from the views and joined us inside, you’ll find homemade treats and steaming pots of tea and coffee awaiting your arrival.

Our Guest Lounge , with a real open fire for those cooler evenings, is open for guests to relax in with books, stereo, TV and maybe even a well-earned drink from our bar. The Guest Lounge and Dining Room offer stunning views over the wooded valley and moors beyond. Guests are welcome to use the extensive literature available and tide times and the weather forecast are always displayed.

We have nine lovely bedrooms, all refurbished for the 2011 season, including single, double, twin and family, split over the first and second floors. All our guest bedrooms are en-suite with the exception of one single room having private facilities on the same floor. Each room has a hospitality tray, hairdryer, flat-screen TV/DVD and clock radio. A fridge in the guest dining room provides fresh milk, filtered water, yoghurts and fresh fruit. There are views of the village and the moors from all of our bedrooms.

Children welcomeRadioTelevisionTea/coffee making in bedroomsLicenced (table or bar)Packed lunches providedSpecial diets availableLounge for residents' useIroning facilitiesPrivate parkingGardenTotally non-smokingDogs/pets NOT acceptedCentral heatingElectric shaver pointsTelephone (public)Television availableVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVegetarian diet availableWiFi or internet accessDVD playerCD playerSingle sex groups welcomedHairdryerHigh chairs availableCots availableReal log/coal fires

Children welcome from any age.


Alone Alexa Williamson
London, United Kingdom
07 November 2012
Rated as 5 out of 5


The family that run this hotel are extremely kind and charming people. It is a lovely old, historic house, the prices are reasonable, the proprietors are very kind and knowledgeable and it is excellently decorated. Also great that they have a guest lounge. Plus, great views on to the Moors. Thanks for having me and keep up the excellent work!

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01947 896361


The Common,
North Yorkshire,
YO22 5AN



See location of Fairhaven Country Guest House on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: NZ 829008  Lat: 54.39665 Long: -0.72376

By Road:
Fairhaven is situated 2 1/2 miles from the A169 between Whitby & Pickering, Goathland is signposted from the A169 from both Whitby (9 miles away) & Pickering (14 miles away). From Pickering on entering the village pass the Mallyan Spout hotel and the church and approx 3/4 mile further along 'The Common' you will see Fairhaven on your right.
From Whitby on entering the village pass the train station on your right and continue into the village past the shops and follow the left bend in the road. Fairhaven is the fourth property on the left.

By Public Transport:
The Coast liner bus service (840) runs to Whitby, Malton, Pickering, York, Tadcaster, Leeds, Scarborough, Filey & Bridlington via Goathland village.
The steam train into the village connects to Whitby & Pickering.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Licenced (table or bar)Licenced (table or bar)
  • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
  • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Private parkingPrivate parking
  • GardenGarden
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Television availableTelevision available
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • CD playerCD player
  • Single sex groups welcomedSingle sex groups welcomed
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • High chairs availableHigh chairs available
  • Cots availableCots available
  • Real log/coal firesReal log/coal fires

Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 2
      Number of steps to entrance
  • YesEntrance well lit
  • YesBell at main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan


  • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours
  • YesEmergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesEntrance to reception
    • YesLounge
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall
  • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)


  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath with shower
    • YesBath


  • Fairhaven is an Edwardian House built in 1910 retaining many original features today. Fairhaven Guest House has a private car park, which is reached by a gravelled driveway situated as you approach to the left hand side of the Guest House. A cattle grid and five-bar timber gate are at the entrance to the car park. There is ample parking at the rear of the Guest House on a gravelled unmarked car park. Pedestrian access is through a single timber gate to the front of the Guest House. Security lighting in the car park provides good visibility at night. Security lighting also provides a good level of visibility on the way to the main entrance which is accessed by walking back down the drive. To the front of the Guest House there is also a good level of lighting on the approach to the main entrance. There is original crazy paving to the front of the Guest House that may be uneven in places. We are happy to offer assistance with luggage. One step up to the front tiled porch where a doorbell is available should the outer door be locked. A further small step up leads to the tiled inner porch. A second doorbell is to the right of the original Edwardian stain glass door. There is one small step up into the main hallway. The wide hallway is carpeted throughout and well lit. The separate Guest Lounge and Dining Room are off the main hall. A payphone is situated in the Hall. Mobile phone reception is not good in all areas of the village, with ’EE’ having the best signal. All the ground floor is on one level. The reception is off the main hallway, and is well lit and carpeted. Seating is available in reception. At check-in, tagged keys give 24hr access to the Guest House. A hall and landing lights are left on at night. An emergency bell is available should guests need support during the night. There are toilets on the ground floor. The gentleman’s toilet has vinyl flooring and is well lit. The ladies toilet has two cubicles, vinyl flooring in the cubicles & carpet in the reception area and is well lit. The very large and spacious lounge has varnished original floorboards with two large rugs. Settees provide comfortable seating, with the addition of chairs and a high back wing chair. A colour television with Freeview and remote control and dvd player are always available. The open fire has a fireguard. The dining room is carpeted and well lit. There are eight tables and seating for eighteen people. A child’s high chair is available. A carpeted wide staircase with solid wood banister leads to the first floor; thirteen steps to a small half-landing and a further five steps to the main first floor landing. There are five bedrooms on the 1st floor. No lift available. A carpeted wide staircase with solid wood banister leads to the second floor; nine steps to a small half landing and a further seven steps to the main second floor landing. There are four bedrooms on the 2nd floor. No lift is available. All our bedrooms have standard divan beds, hospitality tray, colour television and remote control, radio alarm clock and hairdryer. Information packs in all of the Guest rooms provide information on local transport and facilities. Further information is always available on request. Eight of our rooms have en-suite facilities; two have a bath with shower over, washbasin and toilet; six rooms have shower cubicles, washbasin and toilet and washbasin. One single room has a private shower room across the landing, with shower cubicle, toilet and washbasin. All radiators have individual thermostatic controls. All rooms are carpeted throughout and well lit. All our bath/shower rooms have either vinyl flooring or ceramic floor tiles. Fairhaven Country Guest House has a large garden with a summerhouse and vegetable patch. Guests are welcome to use the garden in the summer. The garden becomes too wet for Guests to use in the Autumn/Winter. We are unable to accept pets into the Guest House. Guide dogs are welcome by prior arrangement. The Guest House is totally non-smoking.