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Wethercote Cottage Family Cottage in Helmsley, North Yorkshire

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sleeps 4
2 rooms
1 bathroom

Wethercote Cottage Family Cottage description

Holiday home
This traditional, stone-built, cottage is a semi-detached property that adjoins the owner's house on a working livestock farm near Old Byland. Just seven miles from the market town of Helmsley, this cottage is set in a peaceful location within the National Park, and offers far reaching views across the North York Moors. With its open plan living area, the property is composed of two bedrooms - one double and one twin - a fitted kitchen, dining area and lounge with electric fire. The structure itself retains a great deal of charm and period features include ancient low ceiling beams and pine doors. In addition to the indoor space there is a large, lawned garden outside, as well as off-road parking.

Situated on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park and set in a sheltered corner of Upper Ryedale, Helmsley is a vibrant market town with a spacious square. Surrounded by houses, hotels and shops, the town centre is a lively shopping district. The area is historically important too, and boasts a 12th Century castle in addition to English Heritage's Rievaulx Abbey. With excellent walking throughout the region, the Cleveland Way is a perfect opportunity to explore the North York Moors. The Cathedral city of York is less than an hour's drive south, whilst Scarborough and the east coast are just over an hour away. Pickering and the beginning of the famous steam railway line - the North Yorkshire Moors Railway – is within 30 minutes drive.

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.

Central heating with electric fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs, video, DVD, radio/CD, WiFi. Fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Cot/fold up bed available on request (only room for one of them). Off road parking for 2 cars. Lawned front garden with furniture. One well-behaved dog welcome. Sorry, no smoking. Pub 4 miles, shop 7 miles.


  • Accepts Pets
  • Cooker
  • Cots
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Washing machine
  • Wifi
  • On a farm
  • Rural location

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Mrs Wallace
June 2014
The owners were perfect hosts, they made all of us feel very welcome at all times. The cottage was great, clean and very well equipped, and the weather was great also, perfect for a peaceful holiday.
Mr Doyle
August 2014
The cottage was in a quiet country location which was to our liking and the owner's were very welcoming.
Ms Beckley
March 2016
I had a wonderful time at Wethercote Cottage. The owners were lovely, helpful people. I will definitely consider staying here again.
Mrs Basnett
June 2014
A beautiful location, very quiet and peaceful with wonderful views.
Mr Mansfield
August 2013
A comfortable and cosy cottage with a friendly and helpful owner. In a great location, which is off the beaten track but not too far from anywhere. Highly recommended!
Mr Hart
September 2013
Good accommodation, and very friendly helpful people.
Mrs Moore
August 2014
It was quiet, had a beautiful view and was in a great location.
Mrs Baker
September 2013
Quiet and peaceful, cosy, yet it had everything we needed and some things we did not expect. Owners were very pleasant and helpful, and the location meant we were untroubled by passing vehicles or other tourists. Fabulous places to eat nearby, and views of the surrounding countryside as you drove to and from the cottage were amazingly beautiful.
Mrs Lemmer
April 2010
Owners were kind and friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the walks and the villages in the region.
Mr Parkar
May 2011
Just relaxing, in the centre of nature with good greenery all the way.
Mrs Terry
July 2012
A good cottage with welcoming and friendly owners, situated in a peaceful, relaxing area. It was interesting being on a working farm. Booking was so easy with Sykes Cottages.
Mr Deal
March 2010
Lovely remote location on a working farm. Good views across the moors and walks available from the door. Warm welcome from the owners who were at a busy time of year for the farm (lambing).
Mr Kirkland
August 2010
Very useful for visiting York and Thirsk. Good local attractions. Pleasant owners in adjoining farm. Relaxing and quiet place.
Ms Bailey
May 2010
We were made very welcome. The owners family were lovely, allowed us into the lambing pens. Cottage has the best bed I have ever slept in on a holiday. Beautiful old church at Byland, made very welcome on Palm Sunday. Fantastic bakers and butchers in Helmsley - 'Masham sausages' - delicious!
September 2010
The cottage is very well maintained and the owners could not have ben more helpful, nothing was too much trouble to make our stay a very happy one.
June 2016
Cottage overall was fine, although double mattress needs replaced and some small glasses needed as pint ones are too big. There is no freezer although owners let us share theirs. Must mention cleanliness, it was immaculate and good quality bedding
Kirkland Family
September 2010
We simply had a lovely time in an area that we know well. We thought the cottage beautifully presented and located and the owners were both very helpful and friendly.. We loved the isolation but ability to get to nearby places like Rievaux, Helmsley, York and Beverley. We could not have had a better place to stay. The Farm was also very interesting and being high up and flat we managed some short walks too..Delightful
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