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The Old Post Office

(Ref. 1115609)

Ampleforth, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 4 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Reviews

  • "It sleeps 10 people, but only had one big pan so self catering was extremely difficult."

    There was not one cupboard in the kitchen to store food, so we had tins bottles, packets and jars. All stacked at one end, it looks like a harvest festival!. The cottage was mostly clean, a few cobwebs. The bedrooms and bathrooms were very comfortable and the furniture, clean and comfortable. For self caterers, there could do to be a mixing bowl, some serving dishes, and generally more kitchen equipment. A rolling pin, a food mixer et cetera

    Reviewed by Toni3.4Oct 2023

  • "This is a very attractive and comfortable cottage in a delightful village."

    There were eight in our party (there is room for ten people) and we very much enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2023

  • "This was our second stay at this wonderful property."

    It’s great for family get togethers or a group of friends. The house is very comfortable with plenty of room for kids to play. There is a wonderful cafe across the road which does a great breakfast as well as cakes and food throughout the day. There is so much to visit in the area (North Yorks railway, castle Howard, various national trust properties, national birds of prey centre to name a few) and the house is close to York which is beautiful. Thanks again for a wonderful stay!

    Reviewed by Kerry4.7Aug 2023

  • "Large cottage with plenty of room."

    The location is great for the North Yorkshire Moors, Rievaulx Abbey, Helmsley, Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall, etc and Ampleforth itself is very pretty. The annexe provides private accommodation within a larger house, great for grandparents wanting their own space. Cooking in the large kitchen is on a Rayburn, and the house has all the facilities you'd expect.

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0May 2023

  • "The Old Post Office is a wonderful property for a large group."

    It is like a tardis - much bigger than in the photos! Lovely cosy sitting room & sofa. It is in a great location for some beautiful walks and there is a brilliant cafe and pub just over the road. We loved our stay here; the only small thing is that two of the double beds are very small (as well as the one in the annexe) and not really big enough for two adults. Fine for a teenager or child.

    Reviewed by Jane4.4Apr 2023

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  • Main house: Four bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request) with basin, 1 x super-king-size with TV (zip/link, can be twin on request) with en-suite walk-in shower in both, basin, heated towel rail, and WC, 1 x double with TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail, and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Living/dining room with multi fuel- burning stove
  • External annexe: one double mezzanine 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 electric fire and TV
  • Dishwasher and washing machine
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oil-fired AGA and hob, induction hob, microwave/multi oven, fridge/freezer
  • Smart TV, TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power, and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off-road parking for at least 2 cars
  • Enclosed rear terrace with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and two pubs 0.1 miles
  • Note: A welcome pack with basics (bread, butter, jam, marmalade, biscuits, milk) and a bottle of sparkly in the fridge, along with tea, coffee, hot chocolate are all provided
  • Note: This property accepts a minimum of 3 night stays
  • Note: This property cannot accept check ins before 4pm unless agreed by prior arrangement

The property

Well-positioned in the pretty village of Ampleforth in the North Yorkshire Moors National Park is The Old Post Office, a characterful dwelling, inviting ten guests.

Just a stone's throw away from local amenities and a host of beauty spots, whilst offering original beamed ceilings, inviting interiors, and flexible sleeping arrangements with an external annexe on offer, the cottage provides the ideal base for a group celebration.

Enter the welcoming living/dining room, featuring a woodburning stove, a plush velvet corner sofa, and a six-seater dining table, delivering a homely setting after a day of adventure.

For further dining opportunities, head to the rear terrace, both enclosed and private, or gather in the kitchen/diner, enjoying a country style.

When sleep calls, head upstairs to select from one of four spacious bedrooms, including two super-king-size (zip/link) and two doubles, some benefitting from en-suite shower rooms, whilst the others are serviced by a traditional bathroom with roll-top bath.

For those who prefer some privacy, make the external annexe your home, housing a double mezzanine bedroom, en-suite, and open-plan living space.

Prepare for your coming adventures by visiting Ampleforth and its charming amenities, ahead of touring the stunning remains of Byland Abbey, enjoying a hands-on experience at the National Centre for Birds of Prey (NCBP), or rambling through the pretty grounds of National Trust - Nunnington Hall.

Travelling towards the city of York, be spoilt for choice when planning your itinerary, with the chance to visit the Museum and Gardens, follow the border of York City Walls, or enjoy a historical activity at JORVIK Viking Centre.

Dotted across the national park you'll also find a host of attractions, including Ryedale Folk Museum, Butterwick Alpaca Retreat, where you can trek across the countryside, and Castle Howard, an enchanting stately home, inviting the entire family.

Gather your loved ones with The Old Post Office as your base.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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About the location


Helmsley 4 miles; York 20 miles; Scarborough 35 miles.

The unspoilt village of Ampleforth lies on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, and is made up of a scattering of traditional houses, two pubs, a tea room and the local village shop. There are several highly-rated restaurants within the surrounding area, while the market town of Helmsley is just a short drive away with two Italian restaurants, a curry house, two hotels and two pubs. 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 unique, spectacular moorland scenery and a variety of walks and cycle paths. With nearby Pickering and its steam trains to the north, Castle Howard less than 15 miles away and Scarborough and the East Coast only 35 miles away, Ampleforth is in the perfect location for a varied yet relaxing holiday.

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Note: This property accepts a minimum of 3 night stays

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas