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Rednal Cottage

Helmsley, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1053977)


(8 ratings)

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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8 Customer Reviews

  • "Lovely, characterful cottage with lots of thoughtful touches."

    Beautiful large, mature dog-safe garden. Comms with owner were prompt and friendly. Only slight issue was the lack of a small bin in the bathroom which can easily and cheaply be rectified.

    Reviewed by JohnMar 2022

  • "Had not been cleaned before we arrived."

    Cleaners arrived later and were done in about 15 mins (so much for covid cleaning - food left in cupboards etc) No washer (yep it didn't say in the details but its something most folks expect and perhaps details should say there isn't one). No freezer box on the fridge (had to send food back from my home delivery). Could have been more cereal/soup bowls (2 small bowls). Good location. Glad they had Netflix.

    Reviewed by CarolAug 2021

  • "A lovely cottage in a great location just on the edge of town."

    Lovely garden. It took us a couple of days to discover what the strange oily smell that was giving us a headache was. Once we found open firefighters in the lounge and removed them the smell disappeared. Only 3 hangers in the enormous wardrobe was a bit annoying. Be careful with the pans as most have metal handles that get extremely hot when used. Lots of crockery and extras in the kitchen but surprisingly with all the wooden tables no place mats or coasters. All in all apart from no washing machine iron or ironing board most things you’ll need for a good holiday. Helmsley is lovely with many eateries great walks and plenty of attractions to visit

    Reviewed by ElaineAug 2021

  • "Charming property, minimally furnished with antique furniture in keeping with the character of the cottage."

    Excellent wifi, no SMS indoors (thick walls), but there is a landline and TV has all the streaming services you could shake a stick at. Comfortable beds and linen/bedding etc of a very high standard. Kitchen very well equipped, both children enjoyed baking on a wet day whilst we were there. Dogs very much enjoyed the spacious garden (and so did I). If only my own garden was so well kept. On the flipside, this is not the cottage for you if you have access requirements, as the stairs are very steep. It did smell a little musty on our arrival - old cottages tend to have a little bit of a damp smell if not regularly aired. Perhaps bring or buy some scented candles ..? I didn't find a washing machine whilst we were there, but who wants to do washing when on holiday anyway? Also no freezer, which meant we had to go into town to buy ice cream (not really a hardship for us). Finally, there is a great deal of Catholic imagery in the place, so this is really not for you if you object to that kind of thing. We had a fabulous stay and are keen to return, possibly next year. Thanks Father Richard! Best wishes Kathryn, Rowan and Shona

    Reviewed by KathrynAug 2021

  • "The following comments are made having regard to the age and nature of the property AND the fact we paid almost £800( including booking fee and insurance) for the stay."

    1st floor bathroom & bedroom adequate although only 4 flimsy coathangers in wardrobe.Only one toilet roll in bathroom. Access to 1st floor via very steep stairs. My wife & I(both 73) are fairly fit and mobile. Stairs were negotiated with extreme caution. Definately not suitable for anyone less mobile. Stairs to 2nd floor attic bedroom narrower and if anything more precipitous. If I had young children here I would be very uncomfortable. While you mention the low beams in your website the steepness of the stairs are not highlighted. In the kitchen the bin lid was broken and unattached. At the sink there was a dirty dishcloth & brush neither of which we used. Generally the furniture and soft fittings had seen better days. Your website most definately flattered this property. Parking was adequate and position of cottage ideal for town amenities and for touring the area. We always enjoy our visits to Helmsley and the foregoing did not detract from an excellent week. Others may not be so amenable, In summary and in my opinion the rental was overpriced, I would not use this property again and could not give it any recommendation.

    Reviewed by JamesJul 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage, very quirky, great location."

    Garden was absolutely beautiful and well maintained, spent a lot of time out there. For the price I was surprised some of the facilities we are used to seeing in rental properties weren’t included, such as hairdryer and iron, also with noting there are no freezer facilities- not even a small compartment in the fridge. But the garden and position more than make up for it. Beds very comfy, excellent shower

    Reviewed by SueJul 2021

  • "The owners had obviously taken on board issues raised on an earlier, somewhat unfavorable review."

    The cottage was clean and cosy and a great base from which to explore the town. In walking distance to the centre it is in a very good location away from the hustle and bustle. Lovely garden.

    Reviewed by AnnetteJun 2021

  • "Arrived at the cottage at scheduled time of 3pm."

    On entering the property the room smelt and had a foisty odour which was very unpleasant. The table in the lounge and kitchen were sticky and dusty and didnt appear to have been cleaned, The kettle which had water in was glass and had white limescale on the glass and floating in the water i tried to clean it but could not remove it all. We had booked the cottage for a week, however, we decided to leave the same day as we checked in we could not stand the odour of the place.I emailed Sykes immediately and also called them the next day.To date i have had no support from either Sykes or the owner of the property.

    Reviewed by SusanApr 2021

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  • Over three floors
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x second-floor twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower, basin, bidet and WC
  • Kitchen with dining seating
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating and woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge freezer, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi and a selection of books
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Rear enclosed terrace garden with furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.2 miles, pub 0.3 miles
  • Note: There are sloping eaves and limited headspace on the second floor, please take care

The property

A characterful stone-built cottage sitting just outside the excitement of the prestigious market town of Helmsley you will find Rednal Cottage.

Offering accommodation for four guests, this delightful mid-terrace is perfect for a rural family escape or a romantic retreat, with the surrounding wonders of the North York Moors National Park providing a charming base all-year-round.

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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