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The Old Post Office

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Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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30 Customer Reviews

  • "Beautiful property, everything you could need and a brilliant base."

    The beds were super comfy, it’s lovely and peaceful and the hot tub was a great bonus. Highly recommend…. We wished we were staying for longer. Highly recommend the Oak tree (3mins walk away) for dinner…. Food and service was fantastic.

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Jun 2024

  • "Beautiful character cottage with the benefit of lots of mod cons."

    Super comfortable beds and linen. Log fire is such a nice feature and added bonus. Very easy to access and 'check-in', no waiting around or being tied to specific arrival timings like some other rentals. Powerful shower. We loved the wildflowers planted in the garden. Parking was very easy, ideal for loading all your bags in and out. Stunning surroundings in the wonderful village of Helperby, ideal for a calming & relaxing countryside break. A lovely touch and surprise was a bottle and biscuits to welcome us. Tom was always on hand and very helpful and friendly, highly reccomend and will definitely be staying here again! Thank you for a great stay. Don't hesitate to book here!

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Location is great for country retreat yet very close to York city. Lovely hot tub. Pubs x2 near by with lovely food.

    We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay. Many thanks for the great feedback. Tom and Dorota Property Owner

    Reviewed by Stephanie5.0Apr 2024

  • "Great location and lovely property."

    We really enjoyed our stay. A few suggestions you may wish to consider: 1) The shower is great. However, the temperature control is challenging to turn down. The knob is very stiff and hard to turn. I would suggest contacting a plumber to resolve incase someone scalds themselves. 2) The two fridges under the stairs were useful. However, the main fridge had been turned to the maximum, which we did not notice. This unfortunately froze much of our food and we had to throw away our salads, cucumber, peppers, lettuce & tomatoes. And some ham. Please check the settings before letting. 3) A few more utensils in the kitchen would be helpful, specifically some backing trays and oven dishes. It was challenging to do a roast dinner with what was available Other than this we had a great stay and loved the location and the hot tub

    Hello thank you for your feedback. We are very pleased you enjoyed the great location and the hot tub. We have had a look at the shower the handle is turning perfectly now. The fridge temperature will be checked before each letting from now on. We will add a few more dishes to the kitchen. Glad you enjoyed the location and the hot tub Many thanks Tom and Dorota Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Mar 2024

  • "Really nice property in a very charming village."

    House has a number of attractive period features. It is spacious, well furnished, clean and very pleasant to stay in. There are two large settees in the living room which were extremely comfortable. The bedrooms were excellent as was the bathroom. Kitchen was excellent with good quality electrical goods. Really nice dining room table. Only real downside is that there is only one toilet but that wasn't a particular problem for us, even though we had 4 adults in our party. Heating was very good but the water temperature in the shower was a little hot but just about manageable. Overall a top quality property which I very much recommend.

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was absolutely perfect !"

    ! It was very comfortable, clean and spacious. The hot tub was a great addition for us after long days walking. The location allowed us to strike out to a different place every day and we would not hesitate to book again

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0Sep 2023

  • "Lovely property, more spacious that looks on photos, great hot tub."

    Rural location but lots of dog walking routes. Also had a nice meal at the local dog friendly pub.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lively property and village."

    Didn't expect the welcome pack - it was appreciated. If back in the area would definitely stay there again.

    Reviewed by Mairi5.0May 2023

  • "Excellent, really enjoyed or stay."

    Beautiful house in a beautiful village!

    Reviewed by Jayne5.0Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely week at the old Post Office."

    Good facilities. The welcome pack, log fire and abundance of logs was very welcome for the cold March we stayed. Lots of good walks and attractions nearby. Quad nation in Tadcaster was really good fun. Hot tub got lots of use

    Reviewed by Gaynor5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely place, perfect for what we needed."

    A base near York and near the National Parks.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Feb 2023

  • "Brilliant from start to finish, the description of the cottage is sport on apart from how large and comfortable it is."

    The owner had a Christmas tree up on are arrival and lovely biscuits, excellent touch. The pub nearby 5 doors along was very friendly with great owners and staff first class beers and entertainment we had a visit from Morris dances. The butcher next door was lovely great bloke my dog loves him, thanks for the bones. We ate in every night with great meats from the butcher or takeaways from the nearby village. Spot on one of the best. Only tip could you please purchase a stair gate to stop the dog getting upstairs. Thank you

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Dec 2022

  • "My family and I stayed for a week in November ."

    The property itself is perfect , clean spacious and characterful. We used the hot tub all but one night and loved it . The village is also lovely . The only downsides was the pub was closed until Thursday (this could be due to the time of year ) and owners advised against the only restaurant in the village .

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Nov 2022

  • "Great cottage, exactly as described."

    Reviewed by Adele5.0Oct 2022

  • "The cottage was delightful - a real home from home - everything required for an amazing stay."

    We didn’t cook but there was a fully equipped kitchen. Very cosy and homely. Thank you for the surprise welcome pack too

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Sep 2022

  • "We had the most wonderful holiday!"

    The Old Post Office was truly a home away from home.Fully equipped with everything we needed and more! The owners really had thought of everything we could possibly need.The welcome pack was a lovely touch. We would defiantly book again.

    Reviewed by Ellen5.0Aug 2022

  • "Beautiful house, well kept and so homely."

    Really enjoyed the hot tub. Very good base to explore the surroundings. Very kind gestures from host with milk, eggs and a cheeky bottle of bubbles. Thank you for having us.

    Reviewed by Gloria5.0Jul 2022

  • "What a lovely holiday cottage in a beautiful village."

    Really spacious home, and had everything you needed. A true home from home. The hot tub was wonderful too.

    Reviewed by Kirsty5.0Jul 2022

  • "Wonderful stay!"

    Super quaint town, the whole family LOVED the hot tub and wood brining fireplace! Great family stay, just be mindful that there is no tub for very little ones. Close to York and took a day trip out to Whitby which was lovely as well!

    Reviewed by Jillian5.0Jun 2022

  • "Lovely cottage very very clean and very well equipped."

    Would use again if in the area again. Hot tub is a fab bonus. The only thing is the garden is very small.

    Reviewed by Belinda4.7Apr 2022

  • "This really is a great holiday property."

    We booked to celebrate a special birthday with the family. The property has plenty of space, was very clean and organised, and the whole party loved it. The beds were really comfortable, great TV and WiFi (if that's important to you) and kitchen was well stocked (loved the plenty of classy mugs). The hot tub was lovely and hot and very clean. The village is friendly with 2 quiet pubs - preferred the Golden Lion. I would highly rate this cottage, and given the opportunity would happily visit again.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely holiday cottage with everything we needed, loved the hot tub and open fire, and lots of space for everyone to relax."

    Owners were really friendly and helpful, would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Ross5.0Feb 2022

  • "We enjoyed our holiday at the Old Post Office, fantastic!"

    It was clean, quiet, good location, everything you needed and as I messaged the owner; it was a home away from home. Good location to a number of sites and the people made it that extra special. Only suggestion would be a WC downstairs but this would just be for convenience. Thanks again.

    Reviewed by Loraine4.7Jul 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation and was very well equipped!"

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely house, well equipped and beautifully clean."

    In a great location. Daughter loved hot tub.

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jul 2021

  • "Had a fabulous time during our two night stay."

    Such a beautiful place! Highly recommend :)

    Reviewed by Mhairi5.0Jun 2021

  • "The holiday home was fantastic, comfortable, light, clean and well prepared."

    Getting through to Sykes Cottages on the phone on the few occasions we needed to was awful - waiting time far too long. Called to ask if there was an iron at the property and was asked a series of questions including name address where booked dates etc... simple query should have a simple answer - operator was far too officious. Please, you really don't need to confirm an identity to answer a simple question. The 6 rating is for Sykes Cottages experience not the holiday home.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Jun 2021

  • "The only negative comment we had is the fact we were unable to use the hot tub on the first night due to it just being cleaned so the water was cold."

    If we were forewarned about this we would have changed our plans in order to get maximum benefit of our stay.

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Jun 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay at The Old Post Office."

    The house was a great place to spend a week with a well equipped kitchen and lovely decoration, comfortable sofas and beds - and the hot-tub was a welcome bonus. The location in the Vale of York was a great base to explore North Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2021

  • "Beautiful property decorated and dressed in true country style allowing guests to feel lush both indoors and out."

    Lovely treats and surprises too. The hot-tub was a welcome treat after busy days with plenty of towels. Would love to book again but we only live a couple of miles away, so have recommended to friends and family to book if visiting locally.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2021

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size, 1 x king-size, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Oil central heating and open fire
  • Electric double oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher
  • TV and Wifi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Allocated parking in front of property for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with hot tub and outdoor seating area
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • One Well Behaved Dog Allowed
  • Shop 5.3 miles and pub 0.1 miles

The property

Boroughbridge 5.3 miles.

Tucked away in the sleepy village of Helperby, you will find this delightful dwelling, The Old Post Office.

As the name suggests, this attractive abode is a wonderfully converted former post office, offering a warm and welcoming base from which to enjoy a relaxing retreat to the North Yorkshire countryside.

As you step inside this charming home-away-from-home, be greeted by a warm and restful sitting room where you can rest and recuperate with your favourite show on the TV, following a fun-filled day exploring the area.

Continue through to the quaint yet well-equipped kitchen and lovingly prepare an evening meal for all to enjoy whilst gathered in the dining room.

Take the evening out into the garden for some post dinner drinks on the patio, before changing into your swimming costumes and indulging in a long soak in the luxurious hot tub.

Freshen up in the bright and airy shower room that rests on the first floor, before grabbing your towel from the heated rail and retiring to one of the three well-appointed bedrooms comprising a super-king, a king-size and a twin.

Start your days with early morning strolls to the neighbouring town of Boroughbridge where you can spot The Devil's Arrows and wander along the banks of the picturesque River Ure.

The town is also home to a number of convenience stores and supermarkets, providing you with ample opportunity to pick up some fresh ingredients ahead of a quiet evening indoors.

See the enchanting ruins of Aldborough Roman Site, or head to Skelton-on-Ure for an afternoon at the grand Georgian dwelling of Newby Hall & Gardens.

Venture into the city of York for a tour of the Gothic York Minster and the National Railway Museum, or visit the popular town of Harrogate for a delicious afternoon tea at one of the many beautiful tea rooms.

Take an awe-inspiring hike to the National Trust owned Brimham Rocks or climb to How Hill Tower for spectacular views of the encompassing countryside.

Make the most of precious time with your loved ones on an unforgettable holiday to The Old Post Office.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


York 13 miles.

This small, historic market town lies within the Vale of York between the City and the Hambleton Hills, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Picturesque and peaceful, it is a perfect introduction to Herriot Country. The town's centre boasts a large market square surrounded by splendid Georgian buildings. There are pretty village greens with flowers and seats, and a good selection of shops, pubs and cafes. There is also an excellent community centre with a newly built fitness suite. Close by are many picturesque, well-kept villages and quiet lanes making it ideal for cycling. York, Ripon, Harrogate and Knaresborough and Yorkshire’s old famous abbey sites are all within easy reach. The Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors and Coast are also within easy touring distance.

Please Note: There is a £100 Good Housekeeping Bond.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas