Orchard Cottage

Helmsley, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 913657)

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  • Sleeps 3

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets No

  • Reviews

    Mrs Gilmour

    “I have ordered holiday houses ...”

    I have ordered holiday houses previously and this one is not of the usual standard. Down stairs was very dated and needed upgraded. The shower pole was loose and shower head was difficult to keep in position. The bathroom was in need of total modernization. The cottage wasn't properly cleaned and I had to remove a good few cobwebs. I couldn't use the microwave as it was ingrained with food and hadn't been cleaned out. The bottom of the fridge was not clean and I had to wipe it out before use ...

    I have ordered holiday houses previously and this one is not of the usual standard. Down stairs was very dated and needed upgraded. The shower pole was loose and shower head was difficult to keep in position. The bathroom was in need of total modernization. The cottage wasn't properly cleaned and I had to remove a good few cobwebs. I couldn't use the microwave as it was ingrained with food and hadn't been cleaned out. The bottom of the fridge was not clean and I had to wipe it out before use. The washing machine draw was absolutely caked in black filth, and there was no way I was going to use it. Lamp shades were full of stoor and dust, and the one in the kitchen was absolutely caked in dust. skirting boards were absolutely caked in dust and the whole cottage needs a spring clean. There was no mirror in the tiny small bedroom with bunk beds and it didn't even have a shelve. It was so small a room that we had to put our stuff under the stairs in the kitchen. There was no bread bin, and no oven gloves if you wanted to use the oven. There was no washing line on the front large lawn so the possibility of drying your clothes was impossible. There was however a clothes horse for indoors but the house is so small there is no where to put it ! There was no extra liners for the bin. There was no hook on the inner of the master bedroom for hanging a night gown. Over all I was very disappointed with my holiday cottage especially as I paid £560 for a week and I expected better. I have usually been very happy to order a Sykes cottage in the past but this cottage does not meet the required standard expected. However the beds were comfortable and clean and it did have a large siting room area on the top storey of the cottage. overall I will not be returning to this cottage in the future.

Features

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

The property

Orchard Cottage is a delightful mid 18 century cottage bursting with character including its very own view of the castle from the first floor sitting room.

The cosy woodburning stove completes the charm of this pretty cottage which is just the ticket for families, friends and couples.

As a place to relax, to create adventures, to walk, to explore or just indulge in some retail therapy then you've come to the right place.

Helmsley offers something for absolutely everyone.

Shopping in Helmsley is a joy with independent shops and boutiques sitting side by side with tea rooms and cafes, and even Michelin Starred restaurants.

Castle Howard should be on everyone's bucket list.

One of Britain's finest historic houses set in beautiful surroundings.

For a visit with a difference Yorkshire Lavender offers spectacular panoramic views over the Vale of York and beyond.

An hour's drive will take you to Whitby and Scarborough and the stunning City of York is only 24 miles away.

For larger parties this property can be booked together with Osbourne Cottage 914229 to accommodate 12 guests.

Accommodation

Two bedrooms: 1 x ground floor double, 1 x ground floor adult bunks. Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen with dining area. First floor sitting room with woodburning stove. .

Amenities

  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and high chair provided
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Lawned garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop, pub and restaurant 3 mins walk.

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About the location

HELMSLEY

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
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