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The Cottage

Ampleforth near Helmsley, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 12537)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Reviews

    scott s
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    Family of 3. Stayed a long weekend in sunny May ...

    Family of 3. Stayed a long weekend in sunny May. Cottage has everything you need and more. The owners leave lots of things for you; cooking condiments, cleaning things, fuel for the fire, etc. So you really only need to bring the essentials. The cottage is clean and light. Good hot water and certainly hot enough with both central heating and a lovely fire. Off street parking. REALLY quiet! Which is kind of the point in going..... Communication with the owners excellent. Two lovely pubs in the village and a shop for the essentials. Plenty to offer in the area around. Would recommend


  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Broadband / WiFi

The property

A charming, end-terraced stone cottage, centrally situated in the very pretty village of Ampleforth close to the North York Moors National Park.

Well located for exploring the stunning countryside, close to attractive market towns and within easy driving distance of the Yorkshire coast, this Ampleforth cottage would suit walkers and families alike.

Tastefully furnished in a traditional style, this characterful Ampleforth cottage has a homely feel with beamed ceilings and a cosy woodburning stove.

There is an inviting sitting room with a small, sunny conservatory leading off, whilst the dining room has French windows leading to a lovely private patio garden.

The small but well-equipped kitchen in your North Yorkshire cottage boasts a six-hob range cooker whilst upstairs, the double bedrooms are individually styled and still retain the original cast iron fireplaces.

Outside your holiday cottage, steps lead down to a tiered patio garden, providing a perfect setting for relaxing and enjoying a glass of wine after a busy day exploring your surroundings.

From your Ampleforth cottage the village amenities are on the doorstep, including two excellent pubs serving good food, a village shop and a fish and chip shop.

Enjoy a three-mile walk to the beautiful ruins of Byland Abbey or take a five-mile drive to the delightful honeypot town of Helmsley, with its elegant buildings situated around the market square.

Visit Helmsley Castle and walled gardens, follow the monks' trod to Rievaulx Abbey, or discover York, Whitby and Scarborough, all a short drive from your Ampleforth cottage.

A warm and welcoming holiday cottage in North Yorkshire, ideal all year round.


Three bedrooms: 2 x double, 1 x children's bunks. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Small modern kitchen. Dining room with French doors to garden. Sitting room with woodburning stove. Small conservatory leading off sitting room. Property sleeps 6 people as a combination of children and adults due to bunk beds.


  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Range cooker with electric oven and 6 ring gas hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car, additional roadside parking outside property
  • Steps leading down to rear tiered patio gardens with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 3 mins walk.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £125.

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About the location


Helmsley 5 miles; York 20 miles; Scarborough 35 miles.

The unspoilt village of Ampleforth lies just a short distance from the North York Moors National Park, and is made up of a scattering of traditional houses, two pubs, a fish and chip shop and the local village shop. There are several good restaurants within the surrounding area, while the market town of Helmsley is just a short drive away. The quiet country roads are ideal for cyclists wishing to explore the hidden villages of the area, while the National Park to the north offers spectacular scenery and a variety of walks and cycle paths. With nearby Pickering and its steam trains to the north, Castle Howard only 20 minutes' drive away and Scarborough and the East Coast only 35 miles away, Ampleforth is in the perfect location for a varied yet relaxing family holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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