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Auburn House

(Ref. 943848)

Beadlam near Helmsley, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 8 Guests

  • 4 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

Reviews & Ratings

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60 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely cottage with all amenities that we required and was just handy to where we were visiting relatives for Christmas."

    Felt very welcome with a Christmas tree and decorations there when we arrived and lovely fruit mince pies. Thank you Sue

    Reviewed by William5.0Dec 2023

  • "Fabulous property, great location for the local area attractions."

    We adored the complimentary extras of chocolates, wine and the fairy cakes were heaven. The house was so homely, filled with every item you could possibly need, beds so comfortable and shower room downstairs was beautiful. The house is decorated so tastefully and the real fire in kitchen was a perfect addition. Thank you x

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2023

  • "What a wonderful weekend we had at this amazing cottage!"

    By far the best any of us had ever stayed in. Spotlessly clean, extremely well equipped kitchen with good quality crockery and utensils. Useful utility area for coats and boots. Spacious bedrooms, tastefully furnished enhancing the character of the cottage. Sue, the owner was extremely helpful and insisted we contact her if we had any problems. We didn’t -and we would love to return next year !

    Reviewed by Maureen5.0Nov 2023

  • "Auburn house is a lovely stone property, peaceful, but ideally placed to visit numerous places in North Yorkshire."

    Clean and comfortable with ample facilities and space. A Pub, Indian restaurant and Chip shop are all within easy walking distance. The only problem was the heating. We only required some heat in the last two days of our stay, but could not fathom out when it was going to be turned on or for how long. The thermostat could be used to turn up the heat, but not when to activate as needed. Otherwise we enjoyed the holiday and would recommend it to others.

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Oct 2023

  • "Just returned from a wonderful stay at Auburn House."

    Having read the previous review, we wondered if we were staying at the same property! We appreciated the lovely welcome gift of chocolate, wine and cakes, and were really impressed with how clean and well equipped the house was. We had absolutely no issue heating house - thermostat easy to operate, as well as a gas fire and log burner, making house extremely cosy and comfortable. In our opinion the furniture and decor were perfectly sympathetic and reflective to the era of the house No complaints from us and we look forward to an early return.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2023

  • "The kitchen of Auburn House is well equipped."

    the house is clean but those are the only good points. Problems: The house is cold and it is impossible to heat it to a normal 20C as the thermostat, in a tiny, unlit passage has been set so that it goes off & returns to 9C after a short interval. There is a woodturner in the kitchen, 4 logs, 4 pieces of coal, firelighters & 3 pieces of kindling were supplied.3 uninsulated outer doors, one with gaps do not help. Sittingroom with gas fire but single glazed windows!. Dated decor, with old furniture (from sale room?) tarmac outside space, no usable garden for summer guests. General air of meaness & lack of welcome - lots of locked cupboards, information sheets telling guests not to put sticky hands on the sofas !No welcome pack. Warn winter guests to bring lots of logs, hot water bottles and winter clothes! This was by far the worst of Sykes properties that we have booked over the years. Auburn House - never again!

    Thank you for your comments although they do seem rather inaccurate compared to other reviews! The heating can be turned up to whatever our guests need and I wish you had just contacted me, we also provide a starter pack for the log burner which is what we left for you. I provide wine chocolates and fairy cakes along with milk, tea coffee and sugar so you can relax and enjoy a cuppa on arrival. If you didn’t get these I can only suggest some of your party ate them before you arrived! The cupboard that is locked is our stock cupboard and we keep extra bedding in another. I feel upset and offended that you didn’t feel welcome as I pride myself on a good Yorkshire welcome. There is loads of outside space in the garden with a lawned area, patio and parking for lots of cars. I would like to say furniture is of a personal preference and I would myself never judge anyone on personal choice! I want my guests to all feel welcome and at home in our cottage and feel disappointed this wasn’t the case. I only wish you had contacted me as I would have hoped I could have resolved some of your problems but do understand that some guests prefer to review for their own reasons. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Patricia2.2Sep 2023

  • "We felt very welcomed by the owner and it was a very comfortable and spacious property, perfect for returning to after a day out."

    Thank you!

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2023

  • "Exactly as described, the property can’t be faulted nor should it be as a lot of thought has gone into providing occupants with all the essentials and more."

    The cakes, chocolates, wine and milk on arrival were a welcome surprise and much appreciated.The lack of comfortable beds in holiday cottages is always my big complaint… but not this time… so 10/10. A sharp kitchen knife is another necessity as far as I am concerned so I always take my own sharpener… and I had to use it … so not quite perfect!! A great week, a good experience .. so well done and thank you. PS no visitors book found… have you got one ???

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had a wonderful time at Auburn House."

    Welcomed with some home made butterfly cakes and a bottle of wine, everything was in perfect order and all the appliances were new and worked faultlessly. We had a big house party and everyone had enough room in the house. Lots of bathrooms so no queues for showers, Plus a barbecue in the outside patio area. It’s a beautiful house in a great location, close to food shops and a pub but you’re on a lane that leads into fields so you really feel in the countryside. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Annabel5.0Aug 2023

  • "We had such a wonderful stay at Auburn House."

    It was just as listed and the surprise touches of fairy cakes, wine and chocolates were lovely. Communication with the owner was great and she made us feel very welcome. The downstairs bedroom and bathroom was perfect for my parents, one of whom has mobility issues. There were no stairs to get into the house via the side door and they could park right by the door. There were no stairs to their bedroom and bathroom either. Thank you so much for a great place to stay and have a family holiday.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jul 2023

  • "A comfy and welcoming house."

    good location. good layout and well looked after

    Reviewed by Julia5.0Jun 2023

  • "We had a really lovely much needed time away."

    The cottage had everything we needed, and was in a great location, close to Helmsley and around 50mins to the coast. The chocs, homemade buns and bottle of wine from the owner was a lovely surprise! Would highly recommend a stay at Auburn House

    Reviewed by Helen4.1May 2023

  • "Lovely property in a great location."

    Very comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2023

  • "What a lovely weekend we had at Auburn House."

    It is a home from home and a lot of thought and care has gone into the facilities and furnishings. It is a very warm and cosy house. The beds are comfortable and the kitchen well-equipped. There was endless hot water and the showers are all powerful. The wine, chocolates and butterfly buns were delicious: what a generous gift. The village is delightful. The location is quiet and peaceful and there is off-street parking for several cars. Thank you very much, Sue. We enjoyed ourselves immensely and hope to book Auburn House again later this year.

    Reviewed by Lorraine5.0Mar 2023

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped house."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Mar 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay with a nice owner caring that our stay was just as we would want."

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "We had a small issue with the heating and the owner was straight around and helped get it sorted"

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Feb 2023

  • "We have a fabulous weekend was a perfect cottage exactly what we wanted."

    We had a slight issues with the radiator in the bedroom on the first night but owner was very quickly there and sorted it for us which we really appreciated very good service and loverly lady. Homemade cakes and wine on arrival was very nice touch

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Sep 2022

  • "Lovely property in a great location."

    Convenient for some really beautiful places in the region. Fantastic farm shop just up the road which is great for fresh veg n meat if you're cooking!! Booked again for a family break next year.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Sep 2022

  • "We've stayed in quite a few houses and this one was probably the best equipped, cleanest and most comfortable."

    The tinful of Fairy Cakes were especially welcome; what a lovely idea. It's in a great location; just a 5 minute drive from Helmsley with food shops, restaurants, cafes etc and a short walk to very good Indian restaurant, a pub and a "fish and chip" shop.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Aug 2022

  • "Auburn House was a lovely base for our holiday - characterful, comfortable and spacious."

    Staying with three generations of family including a toddler it was very handy for trips to Helmsley, Hutton-le-Hole etc and we had a great day trip to the Sandsend too. The owner was really welcoming and helpful and it was lovely to arrive to some delicious treats as well as an ideal holiday property. It was very clean and well equipped (with the exception that my father in law, who does a lot of cooking, suggests a sharper knife or two in the kitchen!) Thank you!

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Jul 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at this wonderful, comfy and characterful cottage."

    it was spotlessly clean, excellently equipped and felt like a home from home. All the bedrooms were spacious and welcoming, and having the ground floor bedroom and adjacent shower room was ideal and much appreciated by our 80+ year old aunt. The location in a quiet village is great for local walks and relaxing and it made a great base to explore the North York Moors, local gardens and historic sites as well as bustling market towns. There's a pub and 2 eateries but no shop in the village, but there is a fantastic farm shop just 5 minutes drive away. Our only suggestions to make it even better are to provide a few more cereal and dessert bowls (we kept running out), and to provide some alternative lighter weight duvets or blankets as we were lucky enough to visit during the heatwave when 12tog duvets were far too hot! The listing could also be clearer about the patio and garden access. We enjoyed using the paved patio area up a few steps and OK for our elderly aunt to reach. But we were a bit disappointed that there is not yet any better access and no sitting area in the pretty side lawn - but appreciate that this may be to minimise any risk of disturbance to neighbours. Overall Auburn House is a delightful cottage that we'd happily recommend to others in search of a relaxing and cosy base for exploring wonderful North Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Janet4.7Jul 2022

  • "A very well appointed cottage in a perfect location for visiting the N."

    Yorkshire Moors & coast.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jun 2022

  • "A lovely property that worked well for 5 people to explore the North York Moors by bike."

    Would recommend to others.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Auburn House, it was spotlessly clean and very comfortable, very well equipped."

    Would love to stay again.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2022

  • "Very comfortable cottage!"

    We enjoyed our stay and recommend the Old Plough at Wombleton.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0May 2022

  • "One of the best cottages we’ve stayed in…"

    Reviewed by James5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely holiday house, comfortable, well equipped and a home from home."


    Reviewed by Alice5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely homely house, well equipped and the treats left by the owner were very appreciated and enjoyed."

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Feb 2022

  • "While the weather on the moors was not so hospitable Auburn House provided a cosy Christmas week for us, with room enough for us all to have our own space and also come together."

    It was ideal.

    Reviewed by Peter4.7Dec 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at this lovely cosy cottage."

    Thank you to Sue for her hospitality.

    Reviewed by Kristen5.0Oct 2021

  • "Very comfortable, well-equipped property in a good location for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors."

    Reviewed by Lauraine5.0Oct 2021

  • "We had a great time."

    The cottage was perfect for our needs. We were there with our daughter, son in law and three grandchildren. We all enjoyed it. Very well equipped. Very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2021

  • "Auburn House is set in a peaceful location, but ideally placed to visit places within North Yorkshire."

    The owner was very helpful when asked about restaurants in the area.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely property, very well equipped."

    Very comfortable. Very helpful owners. Lots of interesting places to explore very close to the property to suit 3 generations from 5 to 70s.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2021

  • "Beautiful and characterful spacious cottage."

    Lovely decor and very clean and well equipped. In a great location for exploring Yorkshire or just relaxing outdoors. Host really nice and had left Lovely welcome pack including delicious cake. Netflix was great extra for me kids. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jun 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Auburn House."

    We were delighted with the welcome gifts of wine, cake and chocolates!. The kitchen-dining area is very convivial and the lounge is comfortable and cosy for the evenings. If you have young children, there isn't a garden area, as such, which is something to consider, but plenty of outdoor space for patio drinks! Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely house, well decorated and furnished."

    Home from home ! Good location, very quiet and good walks from the property ( also within walking distance of the pub). Great to have a downstairs bedroom and shower room. The lounge is a bit small for 8 people, but fine for 6. There is also a sofa in the kitchen/dining room. The outside seating area is by the drive rather than in the garden, but plenty of space. Close to Helmsley, a picturesque market town. We had a lovely walk from there to Rievaulx Abbey along the Cleveland Way. We also enjoyed the steam train from Pickering to Whitby. We had a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Patricia4.7Jun 2021

  • "House is in a great location, quiet and tranquil and fantastic base for exploring the area."

    House had everything we needed, was homely, well decorated and very comfortable, would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by David5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a quiet location."

    The garden is pretty and it was nice to have sheep in the paddock at the back.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2021

  • "We had a fantastic break at Auburn House."

    The house was gorgeous and well equipped with everything we needed - especially the kitchen. The little village of Beadlam was lovely and peaceful and there was a great Indian takeaway in neighbouring Nawton. We would definitely return!

    Reviewed by Jill5.0Jul 2020

  • "Wow !! What a fabulous cottage"

    . The setting is idyllic, and the cottage is very comfortable, beautiful furnishings, and very well equipped. We would highly recommend. We had a great weekend, and barely left the cottage as it was so lovely!! Thank you x

    Reviewed by Penny5.0Mar 2020

  • "Auburn House gave us the homeliness, peace and space we needed as a family."

    It's a real gem. We will definitely come again. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Anne Marie5.0Feb 2020

  • "Auburn house was just beautiful."

    Spotlessly clean, spacious, comfortable and stylishly decorated. The weather wasn't great for our stay so we spent more time indoors than normal but it really made our break relaxing. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2019

  • "An excellent house for 7 or 8 It has a Ground floor bedroom with lge dble or 2singles."

    Walk in lge shower with door adjoining the bedroom or entered by separate door. Good for disabled, easy access. Also everyone can use the facilities. A twin room, a large en suite double and a smaller double probably 4.6 Very comfortable beds and sofas .plenty of seating. Good kitchen and very good cooker if you need to cook .

    Reviewed by J A5.0Jun 2019

  • "We had a good time in the house."

    Two things only would have improved things. 1 Better signage to say Auburn House as photo view provided from side of house only visble looking back not forwards as went up road. As no number satnav unable to locate place accurately and bigger swinging sign in garden would have helped. It was only visible high up in brickwork! (2)The weather was cold at times and central heating only came on in middle of night or very late anyway, so needed better timings on it as these were locked away! Nevertheless, a really excellent place nice and clean that we hope to return to another time.

    Reviewed by Ed5.0May 2019

  • "Beautiful holiday home which we all loved, it was very homely and beautifully presented and we settled in very quickly."

    For me the only thing to improve it would be some blackout blinds at the windows in the bedrooms as the curtains are very light and the early morning sun woke us up way too early.

    Reviewed by Marie5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely comfortable house in a lovely village."

    Suggest opening up extra room downstairs as it's nice to have a separate children's space. Garden not enclosed as stated so any children need supervision. However we all thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Auburn House. Lots to do in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Janice4.7Apr 2019

  • "What a lovely property - we had a fabulous time, everything was spotless, a warm and very comfortable holiday home."

    We would love to come back again - soon.

    Reviewed by Ros5.0Mar 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Auburn House, which is even nicer than it looks in the photos and has everything required for a comfortable stay."

    The location is also great for exploring the area, a lovely quiet spot but just off a main route. I would recommend this property to others.

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Feb 2019

  • "Auburn House is a cozy cottage, you really can feel in home!"

    Reviewed by Nilva5.0Jan 2019

  • "Idea location to explore such a beautiful area, beautiful house, photos on the website do not do it justice."

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2018

  • "The cottage was comfy in a great location and plenty big enough for 8."

    Reviewed by Yvonne5.0Oct 2018

  • "One of the nicest cottages I have ever stayed me, perfectly equipped for our stay."

    Lovely and clean and so very comparable. Would definitely recommend. And will certainly be going back.

    Reviewed by Sallie5.0Sep 2018

  • "Auburn House had all facilities required and was ideally placed to explore various areas in the North Yorkshire Moors."

    It was clean and tidy, and the owner was happy to help if required.

    Reviewed by Gill5.0Sep 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage in a lovely rural village but easy access to services and shops just a few miles away."

    I would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Jun 2018

  • "The owner was extremely helpful and went over and above to make our stay really great."

    The location of the cottage is excellent and within easy reach of Helmsley, Pickering coast and country. Everywhere we travelled there were wonderful views. It was so peaceful which was exactly what we wanted.

    Reviewed by Anne4.7Jun 2018

  • "The photographs do not do the property justice."

    It was far nicer than we expected. Take some new photo's. !

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0May 2018

  • "The home was amazing and I would highly recommend it"

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2017

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and clean."

    It is a beautiful peaceful area that was very calming. The owner was very friendly and sorted out any minor problems we had immediately. Would love to go back in the future.

    Reviewed by Lorna4.8Aug 2017

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double (zip/link can be twin on request), 2 x double (one with en-suite shower, basin and WC), 1 x twin
  • Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area and woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with gas woodburner-effect fire.
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove and gas fire
  • Electric oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview
  • Wifi, Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk.

The property

Situated in the delightful village of Beadlam, near the market town of Helmsley, North Yorkshire, Auburn House is a beautiful detached period property built from local stone and brick.

Providing high-quality accommodation for up to 8 people, this is the ideal location for a family holiday exploring the delights of Yorkshire.

They say the kitchen is the heart of the home and that's particularly true of Auburn House.

The generous and fully equipped kitchen/diner has comfortable seating as well as a dining table, plus a woodburning stove and a TV with Freeview channels.

There’s also a separate utility with washing machine, as well as a comfortable sitting room with TV and gas fire.

The ground floor accommodation is completed by a shower room with walk-in shower, WC and basin and a lovely double bedroom with zip/link bed.

Upstairs are a further 3 bedrooms, 1 twin and 2 doubles, all of a generous size with the master bedroom boasting an en-suite.

There’s also a further family bathroom with bath tub, WC and basin.

All the bedrooms enjoy lovely views over the village and garden.

Auburn House is decorated to a very high standard throughout.

Outside, there’s ample off road parking for several cars and a lovely landscaped garden.

The patio area is ideal for a cup of coffee in the morning or a relaxing glass of wine after a hard day’s sightseeing and the whole garden is a lovely peaceful place.

If you’re keen to explore the excellent cycling trails, there’s plenty of secure storage for bikes.

Auburn House is in a very convenient village location with the local pub and restaurant just a short stroll away.

Helmsley, just under 3 miles away, has a lovely mix of independent shops, galleries and boutiques plus bars and restaurants offering everything from fine dining to award-winning delis.

Don’t miss the National Centre for Birds of Prey, the Castle and the Walled Garden.

Further afield lie all the beauties of the North York Moors National Park, a haven for nature lovers and keen cyclists alike.

From the spectacular coastline to stunning views over the Moors, North Yorkshire has so much to offer whether you want to enjoy the great outdoors or take in a festival or two.

Perfect for discovering everything this beautiful region has to offer, Auburn House is an ideal spot for a half term break or a summer holiday.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Helmsley 2.5 miles; Pickering 10.6 miles; York 26.9 miles

A small characteristic village in the Ryedale district of North Yorkshire, Beadlam is unusual in that it is directly joined onto another village, Nawton, together commonly known as Nawton Beadlam. The village offers a pub serving food and a local fish and chip shop. Nearby, about 3 miles away, is the prestigious market town of Helmsley, historically renowned for having its own 12th century castle. There is excellent walking on the doorstep with the national trail, Cleveland Way, starting in Helmsley, which has fabulous views of the coast and ancient stone crosses. Further afield approximately 10 miles east is the historic market town of Pickering, which is home to a wider range of amenities and traditional shops. York is less than an hour’s drive south, as is Scarborough, Whitby and the east coast. Whatever you decide to do, there is a plenty of choice for you to enjoy!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas