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Applewood Cottage

(Ref. 1077779)

Harome near Helmsley, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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28 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely well appointed cottage."

    Ideal for 2. Clean comfortable and well equipped. Private parking was a bonus too.

    Reviewed by Kathryn5.0Mar 2024

  • "This cottage has all the facilities you could possibly ask for."

    The owners really care about the comfort of their guests and go the extra mile to make sure you have an enjoyable stay. We would really recommend Applewood Cottage for the peace and quiet of the place and so handy and central for getting out and about around the North Yorkshire Moors.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Nov 2023

  • "A very nice cottage with everything you need for a comfortable stay."

    The garden, having a rather end of season look at the moment, has some very interesting planting and must look really nice in spring and summer. The cottage is situated on the very edge of the village and outside overlooks farmland. You can walk around the perimeter of the village on metalled roads passing the old mill and duckpond (complete with ducks!), church, and the two village pubs as well as many thatched cottages. A glance at the map will show the castles, abbeys and gardens etc. close by. And of course the superb North York Moors. On a clear night the dark skies are amazing. A great place for a really relaxing holiday!

    Reviewed by Gerald5.0Sep 2023

  • "Perfect property"

    Reviewed by Marjorie5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely peaceful break in a beautiful cottage."

    We have stayed here before and it is always beautifully presented. The village is a lovely retreat with good walks from cottage and beautiful drives into heather moors and Howardian Hills. Good food in local pubs and restaurants. A great holiday thank you .

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed a great week here plus a bonus of really good weather."

    The cottage is situated on edge of a lovely village - quiet and very peaceful. The inside was immaculate and is equipped with all that one needs. The fixtures and fittings are top class with excellent decorations. Good location for exploring The Moors, local attractions etc. Many thanks for Welcome Gift of eggs, milk etc. Will look forward to a future return visit.

    Reviewed by Horace Bryan5.0Aug 2023

  • "This property delivered on everything you could want , Excellent condition, very well equipped, warm, spacious, comfortable."

    Welcome pack containing milk,butter, bread and biscuits. Very informative welcome book, and all information for appliances . Off road parking on drive with gates for secure parking, nice outdoor space. Very peaceful location yet, 2miles from amenities of Helmsley. We would return tomorrow.

    Reviewed by Steven5.0Mar 2023

  • "We found the property up to expectations with good quality equipment and furniture, and in a quiet location with a lovely garden."

    Minor issues were the small bedroom with a lack of much shelving for storage of clothes, one dining chair was rickety, and neighbours dogs persistently barking at times, usually in the early morning. These issues did not detract from us thoroughly enjoying our stay. A generous welcome pack was gratefully received

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "Wonderful stay in Applewood."

    Peaceful, lovely shade in garden during hot spell and beautiful walks straight from cottage. Our second stay here . We will be back Many thanks Mary and Graham

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jul 2022

  • "The bungalow was lovely in a beautiful location."

    We had a lovely holiday and visited many beautiful and interesting places. North Yorkshire beautiful. We went on lots of beautiful walks in the lovely countryside.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage is very comfortable and the interior and fittings are of a high standard but the garden and garden furniture are in dire need of attention as they have been badly neglected and were unusable."

    Also, While the cottage interior is well lit from roof windows, it is disappointing not to be able to see outside when seated in the lounge area. One assumes this is a security decision but it makes the interior somewhat claustraphobic.

    Reviewed by John4.7May 2022

  • "Stunning, peaceful property."

    Immaculate in all aspects. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay there and will definitely book again at some point. Thankyou.

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Mar 2022

  • "This is our second visit to Applewood Cottage, we stayed 18 months ago and booked with another company, just as lovely as the first time, everything immaculate, cosy and comfortable."

    We noticed there was no welcome pack as before but that wasn’t an issue, understandable in these uncertain times. Had a lovely weekend, Harome and Helmsley are charming places, had a lovely meal at The Pheasant on the Saturday evening . All in all a perfect weekend.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jan 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with comfy bed and seating."

    Plenty of room. We were short of nothing. There was even washing up liquid and dishwasher tablets, tea, coffee, salt. Wifi and smart telly were an added bonus. Lovely and clean and very quiet location. Would definitely recommend this cottage. There was a lovely garden which would be perfect in summer.The only drawback (nothing to do with the cottage) was the fire which has sadly burned down the Star Inn. We were so sorry about it and feel for the owner. However, we will definitely rebook the cottage when the Star has reopened. If you plan to eat at the Star then book in plenty of time as demand is high.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Jan 2022

  • "Really happy with our stay and loved the cottage,"

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Nov 2021

  • "The property was just perfect, we could not fault it."

    Considering it was only for two people, it was cosy yet spacious, with excellent facilities. We will definitely return to Applewood Cottage.

    Reviewed by Howard5.0Nov 2021

  • "Really lovely cottage, everything thought of, impeccably clean, thank you."

    I agree with a previous review though, very pungent air freshener/cleaning products used. We had to air the cottage for quite a while when we arrived. Otherwise, faultless.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Nov 2021

  • "There are a few improvements that could be made to make life easier for guests."

    The oven needs some simple instructions to turn the oven on to set a temperature, which is what most people will want. The shower cubicle has nowhere to put the shower gel, shampoo, conditioner and sponge other than the floor. Not all your guest are young and able reach so far down. We had trouble getting the bathroom heater to come on until we discovered that turning the sitting room thermostat up to 23* worked immediately. The tv only had very limited programs when we arrived until we retuned it, which then gave us the full range of freeview channels. I know there had been problems with the Bilsdale transmitter but the owners should have retuned it. John Cawthra.

    Reviewed by John4.7Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely and cute for one person."

    Very convenient for visiting friends and family and All Saints church in Helmsley However, the whole place was filled with toxic chemicals in various sprays, scented sticks and the bed linen. I had 3 asthmas attacks and had pains in my chest and headaches all week and came home early. Has to sleep with out bedding. Unless you suffer with breathing issues people are not aware that the chemicals in these things are actually toxic. My son is a Doctor of Chemistry from Oxford and has explained what they are how damaging they are

    Reviewed by Jannice3.4Oct 2021

  • "May seem minor but would have thought a Cottage of this standard would have a better T."

    V. with at least Free View Channels not just basic BBC/ITV channels. I would think that most people in this type of Cottage would spend most evenings in so a better choice of viewing would help especially at the moment with no DVDS etc.

    Reviewed by Derek4.1Oct 2021

  • "Lovely area, plenty to see and do."

    Reviewed by Robin4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage - without doubt the best we've ever stayed in."

    Could do with a bit more storage space in the bedroom - but we managed! Well equipped and supplied throughout. Excellent.

    Reviewed by Jan4.7Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage , beautiful furnishing with added special treats such as wine, bath robes fluffy towels."

    The cottage in a beautiful village with duck pond and some thatched cottages is well situated to visit many sites such as heather moors, ancient abbeys and lovely towns . Will definitely be back

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2021

  • "The cottage was beautiful and the setting lovely."

    The only issue we had was the lack of storage room in the bedroom. The village again was idyllic and quiet and a great base for exploring all the beautiful sights of North Yorkshire

    Reviewed by John4.4Aug 2021

  • "Applewood was a truly lovely cottage for two, very clean, lovely location for us and just what anyone could wish for."

    Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage well located in a quiet village."

    Nice garden to sit in after a day out.

    Reviewed by Stuart5.0Jul 2021

  • "Very high quality cottage I could not fault anything and I have very high standards and they were surpassed."

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2021

  • "Applewood cottage exceeded our expectations in every way."

    Simply everything had been thought of by the hosts to cater for our needs. Cleanliness was exceptional. The outdoor spaces in the beautiful garden were lovely just to relax and listen to birdsong. We didn’t want to leave.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0Jun 2021

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  • Single-storey
  • One double bedroom with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area and sitting area with woodburning stove
  • Electric heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Garden with seating
  • Sorry, no no smoking
  • One well behaved dog welcome
  • Shop 2.3 miles, pub 0.3 miles

The property

Helmsley 2.7 miles.

Settled in the quaint village of Harome, home to thatched cottages and traditional pubs in the North Yorkshire countryside, Applewood Cottage offers a romantic escape for two.

Featuring contemporary style and backing onto rolling fields, Applewood Cottage is a one-bedroom peaceful retreat suited to a couple.

Be welcomed into the porch where you can leave coats and boots following a walk in the local area, before entering into the open-plan living space.

Discover a spacious kitchen and dining area first, illuminated by the Velux windows above, with cream units containing all the appliances you need to rustle up tasty meals for two, and a dining table and chairs too.

Move over to the sitting area once you've finished your meal and ensure the woodburning stove has a fire roaring on a winter's eve, with a TV to enjoy as you sink into the sofas.

The bedroom is a lovely space to settle down in once the day draws to a close, with a double bed in here and hanging space for your things, along with complimentary robes and slippers for that extra special holiday feel.

Freshen up in the en-suite shower room, a modern space with a large enclosure and a heated towel rail.

The garden offers another space to enjoy, perfect for warmer weather and alfresco dining with a glass of wine.

The pretty village of Harome is a picturesque part of North Yorkshire scattered with thatched cottages, one of which is The Star Inn, a historic thatched inn dating back to the 14th century, now an upscale restaurant and rooms, a must visit for couples celebrating a special occasion and just a short walk from the cottage.

Venture up to the market town of Helmsley where you'll find plenty of shops and pubs, along with the medieval ruins of Helmsley Castle holding a wealth of history and Helmsley Walled Garden.

Don't miss an opportunity to see the stunning Rievaulx Abbey; these 11th century ruins are now owned and preserved by the National Trust and include huge landscaped gardens and two beautifully preserved temples, along with a café and visitor centre to end the trip with!

Enjoy walking and cycling around the North York Moors National Park with areas like the Hambleton Hills, Sutton Bank and the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offering picturesque scenery to explore.

Enjoy a trip to the ornate and gilded 18th century Castle Howard, with beautiful grounds to wander with fountains, trails and lakes, making a lovely day out.

Make Applewood Cottage your choice for a romantic and scenic break to North Yorkshire.

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About the location


Kirkbymoorside 6 miles; Thirsk 14 miles; Pickering 13 miles; York 26 miles.

Lying in a sheltered corner of Upper Ryedale, on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park, Helmsley is a prestigious market town with a spacious market square surrounded by houses, hotels and shops. The area is important historically - Helmsley has its own 12th century castle and English Heritage’s Rievaulx Abbey and Castle Howard are close by. Helmsley also boasts an arts centre showing films and plays, and an outdoor swimming pool, which is open during the summer. There is excellent walking on the doorstep - indeed the Cleveland Way starts in Helmsley - and the surrounding North York Moors with their hidden dales and villages are pretty in all seasons. York is less than an hour's drive south, as is Scarborough, Whitby and the east coast, whilst Pickering and the beginning of the famous steam railway line (North Yorkshire Moors Railway) are a little over 20 minutes' drive.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas