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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

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    “This is the first time we have used and stayed with Sykes Cottages, this cottage was lovely.”

    The price was very reasonable for a weekend stay as some other cottages and providers are way over priced for a short break. We all enjoyed the cottage and the area is lovely. ...

    The price was very reasonable for a weekend stay as some other cottages and providers are way over priced for a short break. We all enjoyed the cottage and the area is lovely. The only things I would say are the kitchen units are looking a little unloved in places and our mattress was not comfortable - too soft for us and we felt we may roll out of bed. The bunk beds where great - our 10 yr old was delighted to get the top bunk as usually our 10 yr old gets the top bunk but she would have hit her head on the ceiling. It would be nice to have maybe a 11am check out, the 10am checkout is the norm for pretty much all cottage providers so is not a cottage or Sykes cottage criticism more of a suggestion to allow for a Sunday morning sleep in. Many thanks, we will be looking at booking again for the future.

    - Mrs Armitage, September 2018


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
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  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
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  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
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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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