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Henhouse Cottage

(Ref. 984261)

Gillamoor, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • garden (26)
  • comfortable (24)
  • pub (23)

72 Customer Reviews

  • "We have had a lovely time at the cottage, with our German Shepherd Dog the flagstone floors were perfect and made it easy to clean up wet paw prints."

    The welcome was lovely with a cake and milk from the local farm. There was a wealth of info on local walks many of which we tried out. The cottage was so warm especially when we put the log burner on and was a real treat when it started snowing. The cottage is in a fantastic location for walking and getting out in the moors but also made for such a peaceful stay. HenHouse cottage is a perfect place to stay for walkers and felt like a real home from home. Rosemary was lovely and very helpful with her communication and advice on the area. We hope to come back again.

    Thank you so much for your very kind comments, it was lovely to meet you both and Hunter of course! I hope to see you again sometime. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Feb 2024

  • "This was our second visit in 12 months."

    The weather was pretty cold and walking in the countryside was limited by wet conditions. The Hen house was lovely and warm with excellent facilities I have only one minor criticism the shower room is somewhat basic by modern standards. It is a great cottage for dogs with a lovely secluded and safe back garden. The owner Rosemary is unobtrusive but very helpful if called upon next door . We are disappointed that the local pub does not allow dogs in the bar area which is a very convivial area with a lovely fire burning. There is a special room for dogs and one can eat in there but it does feel like dog owners are not wholly welcome. It comes as a surprise that a country pub is not more dog friendly.

    Thank you for your kind review, it was lovely to see you again. I take on board your comments regarding the shower room, an upgrade is planned for later in the year. I will pass on your comments regarding the pub although this becomes less of an issue in the summer months, when people prefer to sit outside. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emmet4.1Jan 2024

  • "We love the Henhouse!"

    It's one of the best equipped cottages we've stayed in and Rosemary couldn't be more amenable. This was our third visit and we certainly hope to be back soon :-)

    Thank you for your kind review, it was lovely to see you again and look forward to your return. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Dec 2023

  • "Cottage was very clean and comfortable and we had all we needed for our stay."

    Location was fabulous and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The owner was very welcoming and on hand next door if there should be any issues. We would heartily recommend this cottage.

    Thank you for your kind comments. It was a pleasure meeting you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sonia5.0Oct 2023

  • "A truly dog-friendly cottage and garden with a friendly, relaxed owner."

    The cottage has everything you could possibly need for a stay in this beautiful part of Yorkshire. This was our second stay and we hope to be back next year.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. I look forward to seeing you again soon, Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a good week despite the weather."

    The garden was much enjoyed by our dog whenever it was dry. Everything very comfortable Only slight issue was that nonstick frying pan is very definitely no longer nonstick - but there are only metal utensils for it?

    I'm pleased that you had a good week, I just wish that I had a bit more control over the weather! Thank you for pointing out about the frying pan, I have replaced it and provided some non stick friendly utensils. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Margaret4.7Jul 2023

  • "Cottage was very well presented and spotlessly clean."

    A few treats that were provided were very welcome. Everything had been thought of to help make our holiday a relaxing one.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments, I am pleased that you enjoyed a relaxing stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Jun 2023

  • "Cosy cottage in great location with a short walk almost on the doorstep."

    Rosemary, the owner, who lives next door was very welcoming and left cake, eggs and milk for us. Our 2 beagles loved the garden and in particular hiding in the shrubbery. Have to recommend a trip to local pub which is also dog friendly.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, it was a pleasure meeting you and the dogs! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jun 2023

  • "This was our second visit and was as enjoyable as the first."

    The cottage is situated in a lovely rural part of North Yorkshire but is within easy reach of many local attractions.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0May 2023

  • "Very comfortable and warm cottage,lovely quiet village with walks nearby,we couldn't fault anything about our holiday,the welcome treats were a really nice thought and the owner of the cottage was very pleasant and helpful, highly recommended!"

    Thank you for your kind words, it was a pleasure meeting you and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Mar 2023

  • "Excellent property, very clean and with everything we needed."

    Village lovely and view from near the church is stunning.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It was a pleasure meeting you and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely property."

    Great walks nearby. Lovely local pub (dog friendly) which served good food. Very helpful owner who checked in on us to make sure everyting was OK. Excellent WiFi coverage.

    Thank you so much for your kind words, it was lovely to meet you and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Emmet5.0Feb 2023

  • "Superb. Owner has thought of everything."

    Spotlessly clean. Friendly welcome. Interesting range of reading materials and guides. Thank you.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It was a pleasure meeting you and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Vanessa5.0Feb 2023

  • "Second visit to Hen House and not disappointed."

    My husband enjoyed the treats. Rosemary is a wonderful host. Would recommend to family and friends.

    Thank you for your kind words - it was great to see you again! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jan 2023

  • "What a wonderful cosy cottage!"

    Beautifully maintained and so comfortable. We couldn't fault it. The best feature for us was how truly dog-friendly it is. The garden is properly secure and can be accessed directly from your car or from the living room and the floors are stone so no worries about paw prints on carpets! We've already booked to come back next year

    Thank you so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review - I look forward to seeing you again next year! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a peaceful location."

    Well equipped and very clean as well as a friendly helpful owner. Great location. Highly recommended and a place to return to.

    Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. It was a pleasure meeting you and I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay Property Owner

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Nov 2022

  • "Gorgeous cottage in a beautiful village surrounded by spectacular countryside."

    Clean and comfortable with everything you could possibly need - good quality bedding and furnishings - fully enclosed lawned garden which kept our dog safe The owner’s attention to detail and her thoughtfulness were much appreciated - there were laminated cards detailing several walks straight from the cottage door - they even told you if there were stiles to negotiate which we found helpful as our dog is a big girl and impossible to lift over them. Friendly village pub serving good food.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments, I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, it was a pleasure meeting you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Nov 2022

  • "Over a number of years we have stayed at a number of cottages all very nice but we thought this was the best sofar."

    IIt was well presented and the view was very pleasing and the horses in the field entertained our dogs. The only problem we had was findig the place by the directions on the support sheet. I would suggest take the road from Hemsly to Killamoor, turn left at the island by the JET garage follow road to the top of hill turn left at small round about follow road keep right at any junction till Gillamoor, quoon st, take first rht in centre pass pub carry on to theend of restriction sign and you are at the hen house.

    Thank you, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay at my cottage, it was a pleasure meeting you. I'm sorry that you found Gillamoor and the Henhouse difficult to find but I am always available on the phone to help with such problems. I will however review the directions that are given to guests and thank you very much for your suggestions. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Geoffrey5.0Oct 2022

  • "Hen House Cottage is a comfortable and well equipped property in a lovely village with an excellent pub close by."

    The cottage has everything you need for a relaxing holiday and the local milk, eggs and cake were a very welcome surprise on arrival. The garden is very dog friendly and our Miniature Schnauzer, Millie felt at home straight away. We loved the area and the cottage so much we didn’t want to leave! Thank you, Rosemary.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had an excellent stay and Peppa, our dog, loved the enclosed garden."

    We will be back.

    Reviewed by Sylvia5.0Jul 2022

  • "We had a great stay in The Henhouse."

    The village was perfect with a good pub and my favourite; the view from the bench by the church. The cottage was well equipped, and I appreciated that tea/ coffee / milk / eggs/ cake were provided for use on arrival. Would certainly recommend. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Jul 2022

  • "Excellent location, very comfortable bed, could not get to to work properly."

    Reviewed by Roy5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a lovely setting."

    Well equipped and very clean, cosy and comfortable. Pretty garden with open views. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by Janice5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely, comfortable cottage and beautiful garden looking out onto fields."

    Perfect location whether you want a quiet holiday or a hectic, busy one as there are many walks from the front door and it is also very easy to get to many attractions in the surrounding area.

    Reviewed by Brenda5.0May 2022

  • "Loverly cottage owners very helpful great location"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Mar 2022

  • "The cottage was lovely and very comfortable, providing us with everything we needed on our weeks break."

    It is very dog friendly and the garden was ideal for us and the dogs. It is an ideal location for exploring the North York Moors and the village pub (Royal Oak) provides great food, I would recommend the Sunday Roast though you will have difficulty in finishing it as the portions are huge. The organic farm shop in Fadmoor is fantastic for picking up fresh seasonal organic produce at a very reasonable price. Would also like to thank Rosemary for her hospitality and her walking recommendations, an ideal host and the cottage is a credit to her. Billy and Eve

    Thank you so much for your very kind review. It was a pleasure meeting you both and the dogs. Property Owner

    Reviewed by William5.0Mar 2022

  • "Best presented property we have ever rented."

    Easy arrival and take over. Lovely host. Property was exactly as described. Village was great. Pub accommodated our dogs when we ear there. Food was really good. We would highly recommended people to go there. Will go back.

    Thank you for your kind review, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure meeting you. Rosemary Property Owner

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Mar 2022

  • "Hen house was everything we wanted Rosemary was so lovely ."

    We was celebrating our Golden wedding anniversary the weather was very sunny but cold but it was march had such a brilliant week thank you Rosemary for our happy stay with you .

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2022

  • "Spacious and comfortable, warm and cosy."

    Beautifully kept and fitted with everything you could need. The village and the view behind the church a wonderful bonus.

    Thank you for your kind review, I am so pleased that you all enjoyed your stay. I am sorry that I wasn't able to lay on better weather but pleased that you found the Henhouse comfortable, warm and cosy. Kind regards, Rosemary. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Feb 2022

  • "Beautiful area, beautiful cottage."

    Well equipped with dog friendly enclosed garden. Some lovely little touches that made the stay special and welcoming. Definitely worth spending some time there.

    Thank you so much for your kind comments, It was a pleasure to meet you and I am so pleased that you found the cottage a comfortable retreat. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Victoria5.0Feb 2022

  • "Everything was really nice."

    A perfect stay. Would recommend to anyone.

    Thank you for your kind review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay, it was a pleasure meeting you. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jeremy5.0Feb 2022

  • "Booked at short notice for a mid week break,Great location for getting to places and walks, Couldn't of asked for a better place to stay, would not hesitate to book again in the future,being with our puppy, there are plenty of dog friendly places to dine."

    Thank you for your kind review, it was a pleasure meeting you both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jan 2022

  • "A cosy characterful cottage in a lovely village, felt very at home, the garden was secure and ideal for our dog."

    The lovely joinery work around the cottage enhanced the property. The surrounding country side is beautiful with many walks and everything you could need is available in Kirkbymoorside a short drive away. We would recommend a takeaway from Fusion Spice in Nawton, also to eat at the Feversham Arms in Church Houses and Lion Inn at Blakey, great pub food all super dog friendly. The pub in the village was nice but not particularly dog friendly, we were seated in a side room on our own with no atmosphere at all, not what we look for in a village pub. We would love to return to the cottage at some point.

    Thank you for your kind and helpful review. It was lovely meeting you both and I hope to see you here again sometime in the future. with kind regards, Rosemary Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Jan 2022

  • "This is our 2nd stay at Hen House as we loved it the first time."

    Everything you need is provided by Rosemary for a comfortable relaxing stay. Gillamoor is a lovely quiet village with nice walks close by which was ideal for our dogs. It’s not too far to Pickering and Malton and Helmsley for shopping. We will return at some point as it is just a beautiful cottage in a beautiful place.

    Thank you so much for this review, I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to see you both again and I hope to see you again in the future. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Nov 2021

  • "In November it was so good to arrive and find the cottage was so cosy and warm."

    Garden excellent for our dogs.

    Reviewed by Barbara3.8Nov 2021

  • "A lovely cosy cottage, and very well equipped."

    Thank you for your kind review. It was a pleasure to meet you both. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Oct 2021

  • "Although property was clean and tidy it was in need of maintenance on fixtures and fittings, 1,kitchen cupboard door hanging off."

    2,oven door had to be lifted to close + marker pen used to show which dial operates which ring. 3, shower room radiator has sharp edges due to fixings broken. 4, roomstat did not appear to work below 25 degrees. 5,two easy chairs very uncomfortable.

    Thank you for taking the time to post a review for Henhouse cottage, I am sorry that you found that a few issues needed attention and I am happy to report that the loose screw on the kitchen cupboard has been tightened, likewise on the oven door, The marker pen on the cooker that I felt was preferable to no marking at all after over zealous cleaning removed the original marks, have been removed and replaced with stick on dots and the fixings on the radiator in the shower room have been replaced. I am also sorry that you didn't find the easy chairs comfortable, this is the first time that I have had such a comment but have received many comments on how comfortable the sofa is! Kind regards, Rosemary Property Owner

    Reviewed by Jillian3.8Oct 2021

  • "The Henhouse is an ideal location for exploring the North York Moors."

    A really comfortable and welcoming holiday home which we were sad to leave. The owner, who lives next door, is lovely and very helpful. We would whole heartedly recommend The Henhouse.

    Thank you so much for your review and kind comments. It was a pleasure to see you again, and look forward to your next visit. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Oct 2021

  • "Cottage as described, lovely welcome."

    Good facilities and good area. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful location."

    comfortable and homely. garden was perfect for dogs who like to take their humans on holiday. enjoyed surrounding villages and coast. local pub was excellent for food. owner had laid out the cottage nicely and the welcome treats for the dog and his humans was a lovely surprise. would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Sep 2021

  • "A very few people could find the occasional strong smell of pigs offensive."

    I would stress that it was only in the garden and did not affect the cottage in any way. We all had a wonderful time with plenty of interesting places to visit near by.

    Reviewed by Kathleen5.0Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in an idyllic location."

    We walked from the cottage to Hutton Le Hole and up on to the moors, beautiful. The local pub is very welcoming and the food was excellent.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Owners live next door and are very friendly and helpful. Dog friendly pub 2 minutes walk but be aware there are no shops in the village. Nearest supermarket 30 mins drive, though smaller shops 15 mins drive and no takeaways deliver. We'd great days out in Whitby and Scarborough, just under an hours drive away. No bus service in town was our only disappointment as we'd have preferred to use it rather than drive. Great holiday home with no complaints from us. Would recommend .

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2021

  • "This was our second stay at the cottage."

    Great location, well equipped, very clean, and a lovely arrival pack from the owner. Secure garden for our dog, which is a huge plus for us.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Jul 2021

  • "We were very pleased with our choice of cottage which was clean, comfortable and everything we could want."

    The owner had left eggs and cake as a welcome gift which was lovely and the bonus of a small garden for the dogs made our stay one of the best.

    Reviewed by Kath5.0Jul 2021

  • "Henhouse Cottage was everything we had looked for in our return to the lovely North Yorkshire for our holiday."

    Rosemary was an excellent host and looked after us during our stay. The garden was particularly lovely especially as the weather was superb and our two little dogs couldn't have been happier. The cottage was very comfortable and filled with wonderful mementoes of its origins and can highly recommend for anyone wanting a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by Irene5.0Jun 2021

  • "Beautiful location The owner made me feel very welcome and the cottage was lovely and very clean."

    Very good location to explore the area Would recommend

    Reviewed by Helen5.0May 2021

  • "Hen house cottage is very comfortable and could not be faulted."

    We had a brilliant stay which was not matched by the weather.We would not hesitate to recommend Hen House Cottage and found it perfect ....

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Apr 2021

  • "This cottage definitely has the wow factor and is in a lovely village with beautiful walks, towns and coastal resorts nearby."

    We were made to feel very welcome and the cake, milk and eggs were very welcome. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Apr 2021

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage."

    A real plus is the patio doors onto a really pretty private garden. Stone flooring in the kitchen/diner/lounge makes it very pooch friendly ! The location is great - right next to a footpath and bridle path giving access to mile and miles of walks. The cake and homemade plum jam which were waiting for me when I arrived were lovely welcoming touches . Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Kathryn4.7Oct 2020

  • "The weather was atrocious but the cottage made up for the disappointing weather ..."

    The weather was atrocious but the cottage made up for the disappointing weather it was warm cosy and had everything we needed and more an a very welcoming milk cake and eggs

    Reviewed by Madeline5.0Oct 2020

  • "Having such a charming, comfortable and well-equipped cottage to return to each day, did much to enhance our enjoyment of this long-awaited holiday."

    The kindness, warmth and generosity of the welcome was second to none.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2020

  • "Cottage superb."

    Pub just down the road dog friendly and food excellent...although portions enormous! Location lovely and close to all the things we wanted to do on our trip. Lovely welcome pack too. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Vincent5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great place great cottage in a stone throw 3 some great places"

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2020

  • "The pictures did not do the cottage justice it was beautifully clean and ..."

    The pictures did not do the cottage justice it was beautifully clean and comfortable and we would have no hesitation in recommending it to friends and family

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Aug 2020

  • "The Hen House was extremely comfortable."

    The garden (which was enclosed) was ideal for our very lively dog! The facilities inside the cottage made it feel very homely and with that, a great place to relax and unwind! Thank you!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Aug 2020

  • "Henhouse Cottage is one of the best Sykes Cottages we have been to."

    There was nothing to fault the cottage or its surroundings. The Royal Oak,less than a five minute walk away served the most delightful meals. Highly recommend the cottage to all. Thank you Sykes for a lovely relaxing break.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Feb 2020

  • "Fantastic stay at this lovely cottage."

    Well equipped and brilliant for our puppy. We have already rebooked. Gillamoor is a small village in a great location for travelling around the moors. The pub is two mins, (if that), from cottage Which serves lovely food.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lovely cottage in a gorgeous village."

    Enjoyed the walks with our dog, great detailed information left in the cottage was a good help. Local pub was very welcoming, food good too! Really enjoyed our stay at Henhouse, peace and quiet, great place to relax and chill. Kirkbymoorside had a good butchers, bakery etc. Would certainly visit the area again - stunning scenery.

    Reviewed by Stewart5.0Jul 2019

  • "Cottage was well appointed, clean and comfortable throughout."

    Extremely well equiped and situated within reach of excellent walking country/attractions. Everything was on 1 level, for ease of mobility, with 2 bathrooms/wetroom. Rooms were of a very good size. Pretty garden with country views and ample parking. Plenty of information regarding appliances and local area. Well stocked with rainy weather options - books, games, etc. Local farmshops and markets provide a variety of artisan produce.

    Reviewed by Heather5.0Jul 2019

  • "Hen house cottage was lovely clean and spacious."

    Peaceful and relaxing enjoyed our stay would definitely go back

    Reviewed by Phyllis5.0Jun 2019

  • "The village of Gillamoor is very pretty and peaceful."

    There is a local pub which allows dogs in too. There is a working farm close to the cottage but it doesn’t disturb you when staying in the cottage but you can hear the animals from time to time. The cottage is gorgeous, the French doors at the end of sitting room open out to a pretty cottage garden and a paddock beyond. The furniture is very comfortable and the cottage is very clean and well equipped. There are good walks from the cottage and both kirkbymoorside and Helmsley are within easy driving distance. On arrival at the cottage there were a few lovely treats left by Rosemary the owner and even some bits for the dog I loved my week in Hen House Cottage and would recommend it to anyone who wants a relaxing holiday. It’s a real gem

    Reviewed by Vicki5.0Jun 2019

  • "Henhouse cottage was the perfect getaway , it was spotlessly clean and totally comfortable."

    A beautiful, fully enclosed garden , off road parking and a village setting made being outside a pleasure . The bedrooms were large , light , well furnished with comfy beds and an en suite bathroom as well as a family shower room . We would highly recommend this lovely cottage and certainly intend to return .

    Reviewed by Susan5.0May 2019

  • "Awfull weather (not your fault )"

    Reviewed by Roy4.7May 2019

  • "Had a lovely stay at henhouse cottage , Rosemary had left tea, coffee, milk , ..."

    Had a lovely stay at henhouse cottage , Rosemary had left tea, coffee, milk , eggs and cake along with doggie extras , all of which were a nice surprise on arrival , it was a good base to travel around and visit different places , Hutton le hole is very close and the pub there had nice food , friendly bar staff and was very dog friendly dog both day evening , hope to stay again at henhouse cottage in the future

    Reviewed by Jayne4.4Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, very friendly and helpful owner next door."

    The printed local walks were a great help for us. Nice Village, beautiful local Pub with excellent food.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Feb 2019

  • "Rosemary made us most welcome."

    Lovely extras, cake, milk and eggs. Also treats and a ball/bowls and towels for the dogs. Lovely little enclosed garden. Lots of birds on the feeders. Log burner was fabulous too. Local pub very expensive, £4.95 for a standard sized glass of pinot. Robbery without violence. Only downside which is no reflection on this perfect hideaway. We will be booking again.x

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Jan 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, excellent walking country."

    Friendly pub with good food just a few minutes walk.

    Reviewed by Geoff5.0Dec 2018

  • "A lovely cottage and great host."

    Perfect base for exploring or local walking. Had a great week.

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Nov 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay at Hen house."

    It was meticulously clean and had all all the facilities we required. Set in beautiful countryside and with the added bonus of a great pub just a 2 minute walk away. It is now on our list of places to stay, again.

    Reviewed by Jayne4.7Nov 2018

  • "Gillamoor is a great village for a quiet get-away with some spectacular views and good opportunities for walking right from the cottage door."

    It's also well located for reaching all the major areas of North Yorks, including the Moors. Hen House Cottage is well laid out and very dog-friendly with the stone floors and open plan living area. The garden is great too. Overall we had a fantastic week and would go back there again.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2018

  • "Very relaxing quiet traditional style cottage and village."

    Royal Oak pub in village ok for food and drinks and friendly locals who sell apples, eggs and vegetables for a small donation to the church. Good for dog walking, horse riding and country sports. Easy access to the east coast from the village but don't expect to get anywhere quickly. The major supermarkets deliver to the village but there are several supermarkets and farm shops within a few miles. The cottage itself lends itself to self catering, plenty of utensils, crockery, cutlery, glasses, dishes, pans and gadgets etc. The owners are friendly and helpful and provided some Yorkshire Brack, Milk and eggs and a good welcome. The only criticism I have and it is on a personal level, I do not like the dark floor tiles in the wet room. Other than that the cottage is home from home.

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Aug 2018

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  • All ground floor: Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double with en-suite bath, handheld shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be king-size double upon request)
  • Wet room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Open-plan sitting, kitchen and dining area with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, Smart TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden to the rear with patio area and furniture
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub 2 minute walk.

The property

This stone bungalow lies in the lovely village of Gillamoor, on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, with countryside views to the rear and a charming village church located to the front.

Only a short way from the coast and Hutton-le-Hole, this cottage is a perfect chance for couples or families to get away from it all, and provides friends with an excuse to explore the local area and beyond.

Inside Henhouse Cottage, discover the open-plan living area, a collection of comfy seating surrounds a woodburning stove, with a dining table tucked into the corner of the room; your own little place to choose one of the books on offer, and simply unwind.

Besides the original stone features and characterful accessories, the layout is tied together with a stylish floor rug.

Once you have relaxed amidst it all, make your way towards the two bedrooms; the first is presented as a king-size double, whilst the second features a zip/link option should you wish to make use of this.

High ceilings and exposed beams wrap around the interior, finished with a delightful en-suite and a wet room, to cater for all guests.

When the sun is shining, why not wander outside through the beautiful French doors for some peace and quiet on the outdoor furniture, an enclosed garden with a lawned area awaits, backed by open countryside views.

For a taste of the village, head out to The Royal Oak Inn only a short stroll away, Gillamoor and its near neighbour Fadmoor are built on the flat top of one of the tabular hills.

As you drive north across the middle of the hill, steep valleys are just out of sight on each side.

The nearby village of Hutton-Le-Hole has a complex of craft shops, workshops, tea rooms and gift shops to visit, or the attractive old market town of Kirkbymoorside lies on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, in between the towns of Helmsley and Pickering; a charming place with a slightly 'old fashioned feel'.

Both the City of York and the Yorkshire Coast rest at easy distance.

A getaway not to be missed.

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About the location


Kirkbymoorside 2.7 miles; Pickering 11 miles; York 28 miles

The attractive, stone-built village of Gillamoor rests approximately three miles north of Kirkbymoorside on the edge of the North York Moors National Park. Surrounded by gentle countryside and spectacular vistas to the south across the Yorkshire Wolds, this quaint village nestles on the flat top of one of the tabular hills featuring a fabulous National Trail for walking. Just to the left of the village church is Gillamoor's 'Surprise View'; built right on the edge of a moorland escarpment, dropping sharply for 150 feet to the River Dove and the southern entrance to Farndale. After a long walk through the countryside and looking for a spot to relax, head into The Royal Oak Inn which is a Grade II listed building and has been part of the village community since the mid-seventeenth century, offering delicious drinks and excellent cuisine cooked to order. Nearby the beautiful market town of Kirkbymoorside lies in between the towns of Helmsley and Pickering boasting a slightly 'old fashioned feel' with its many charming shops, delightful tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. There is an 18 hole golf course positioned on the outskirts of the town and Pickering is home to the North York Moors Steam Railway - a delight to anyone visiting the area, especially those train fanatics out there. Gillamoor offers a delightful stay to anyone seeking a quiet spot to enjoy the natural beauty of the North Yorkshire countryside whilst the vibrant city of York, steeped with history, is within easy driving distance.

Bookings for this property must begin and end on a Friday.