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Bellafax Cottage

(Ref. 921426)

Marishes near Pickering, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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86 Customer Reviews

  • "Fantastic place."

    If I was to comment it would be side tables needed and broadband so slow we couldn't use it

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2024

  • "Cottage was as expected clean and everything u would need ."

    ..quiet away from road.. lovely owners ..

    Reviewed by Garry5.0Jun 2024

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean and furnishings were of quality A cake and milk were supplied which was nice Fresh flowers were in 2 vases , not good for my hayfever and had to be discarded Although the water pressure was good ,the shower dribbled , this I managed to repair , had to be dismantled but now good for a while The front door was a modern composite door and was very difficult to lock from the inside at night The main problem was the WI FI It was only good enough to read a few EMails eventually Streaming anything and browsing the internet etc was out of the question I tried to connect via a cat 5 cable but it made no difference , so it is the line in at fault The list of facilities stated the cottage had wi fi."

    This wi fi was worse than having nothing because I spent a lot of time finding out what was wrong This is 2024 ,this cabling is from the 1990 s

    Reviewed by Steve3.8May 2024

  • "This is the second time we had stayed at Bellafax Cottage and it was good to be back."

    We were greeted on arrival and there was a lovely chocolate cake waiting in the cottage kitchen. We like to take in the environment of a proper working farm as my young son has taken an interest in farming. We were allowed to observe and get up close with what happens on a livestock farm and it was nice to witness less than one day old lambs being looked after. Plenty cows and calves to see too. The location was perfect for short travel times to many places of interest and the sunsets at the end of each day were a bonus. The cottage was a good size and relaxing in front of an open fire ended the days nicely. The place has been recently painted and was clean and tidy. Hope to be there again one day. Many thanks for having us again.

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Apr 2024

  • "Would have liked more cleaning aids when we were tidying for leaving eg mop ..."

    Would have liked more cleaning aids when we were tidying for leaving eg mop for kitchen and hoover was nt the best at picking up but other than that it was a lovely stay

    Reviewed by Barbara4.4Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely faultless !"

    Quite simply, the cottage was perfect for what I wanted. The hosts were fantastic and I wish that I could have stayed longer. I fully intend to next time !!!! I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Bellafax Cottage for a restful and enjoyable stay in the area.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Mar 2024

  • "A wonderful week had at Bellafax Cottage."

    The cottage was warm and very comfy. It was perfectly placed to explore all the amazing sites in the area. The owners were friendly and happy to show us the farm animals. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Mar 2024

  • "No welcome pack , which we have had every year ."

    Milk in the fridge a week out of date , merry Christmas

    Reviewed by Alan2.2Dec 2023

  • "We had a wonderful week in the cottage."

    It had everything we needed and we were treated with a warm welcome, milk, a delicious cake and fresh flowers! A peaceful location and within easy reach of many places and the local amenities. Plenty of space for a family and a lovely place to retreat to after a great day out.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Aug 2023

  • "We enjoyed staying at Bellafax Cottage and will recommend it to our friends."

    It was in a quiet country setting. Everything you needed was there

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Jul 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a really quiet setting on the farm."

    Not too far from places to see and eat. David and Sarah are always willing to have a chat and provide help if needed.

    Reviewed by Richard4.4Jun 2023

  • "Really enjoyed our stay at the cottage."

    Lovely & clean, plenty of logs & coal & well equipped. Additions of a non-slip bathmat & emergency phone numbers (GP, dentist, hospital) would have made it perfect. Made to feel very welcome by friendly owners & the cake & milk left was very kind. Would definitely book here again if we came to this part of Yorkshire. Great base to explore from. Perfectly situated for both Whitby & York. York Park & Ride so easy to use. Great week!

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Mar 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in a wonderful location."

    Spectacular views and local to places to visit. Very clean on arrival and very helpful with providing high chair and cot. Great supply of logs, coal and kindling. David and Sarah very welcoming, accomodating and approachable

    Reviewed by Matt5.0Feb 2023

  • "A great holiday in a absolutely brilliant cottage lots of great places to enjoy and visit highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Feb 2023

  • "A very comfortable and warm cottage Excellent facilities and parking space for our vehicle."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cottage is well maintained and very warm and cosy."

    Recent investment in the property is evident. Plants and a living Christmas tree as well as home baked mince pies were a lovely seasonal touch and much appreciated. Good Broadband connection. A good supply of fuel for the open fire was welcome … coal, dry logs and kindling in the shed … A well equipped kitchen, where everything worked and was well maintained, made self catering an easy option. Nice outdoor area which we did no use in midwinter but would be lovely at warmer times of the year. Short ride to local Coop in Pickering catered well for our needs . Larger supermarket in Malton. This is a good cottage for a family … our grandchildren loved visiting and staying on a working farm … obviously supervised due to the nature of a farm environment . Thank you for a lovely stay!

    Reviewed by Angela4.7Dec 2022

  • "This property was extremely comfortable and warm."

    Reviewed by Amanda4.1Nov 2022

  • "We really enjoyed staying in this cozy cottage."

    It was very comfortable and welcoming. David, one of the owners made us very welcome on arrival and the flowers, milk and chocolate cake provided were a lovely touch! Situated on a working farm just off the A169 between Malton and Pickering, you drive through the farmyard to access the cottage and its parking spaces. It was very picturesque, we could see that roses would be flowering around the door in the summer. Because of its position, the cottage was very quiet. Obviously being a working farm, sheep and cows in the neighbouring fields do make some noise at times but are very entertaining. I’m pretty tall (195cm c 6ft 5in) and although the cottage was very traditional, I was delighted that there were nice high ceilings throughout. The only thing I found too low was the bathroom basin. The cottage was in good decorative order and kept nice and warm by oil fired heating. Shower water pressure was good. Broadband speeds were consistently around 3 - 4 Mbps down. This was just good enough to be able to stream video services to the HDMI equipped TV in the front room, surf the web, send/receive emails etc. The cottage is well situated for visiting many pretty towns and other places of interest. We particularly enjoyed visiting Whitby, Ravenscar and Robin Hood’s Bay. Nearest supermarkets were in Malton and Pickering. Both these towns are worth visiting too. Thank you! This is one of the nicest cottages we’ve stayed in, in a super part of the country and we certainly plan to come hear again.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2022

  • "This is the second time we've stayed at Bellefax Cottage and, once again, it didn't disappoint!"

    It's location is a lovely quiet setting surrounded by open fields with lots of friendly sheep and lambs on the other side of the garden fence. The living accommodation is warm and comfortably furnished in cottage style and the kitchen contains everything you need for your stay. The owners, who work the adjacent farm are very friendly and welcoming.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2022

  • "A spacious homely holiday cottage ideally situated for exploring the attractions of North Yorkshire."

    Enjoyed being on an active farm and found our neighbouring sheep very entertaining.

    Reviewed by Kevin4.1Aug 2022

  • "Appreciated the welcome gift of milk and cake."

    They didn’t intrude but were always on hand if needed. A very welcoming and cosy cottage which made for a most enjoyable stay. Will definitely come back again when holidaying in this area.

    Reviewed by David4.7Aug 2022

  • "Very nice and friendly hosts"

    Reviewed by Alec5.0Jun 2022

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, warm and clean & well equipped, well situated for places to see & do in the north Yorkshire moors."

    would highly recommend this cottage

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Jun 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation"

    Reviewed by Barrie5.0May 2022

  • "Bellafax is the perfect holiday location - we have stayed there 14 times and love it every time."

    The farm environment is peaceful, and the owners are always helpful but never intrusive. Within easy distance of the cottage are the Moors, Whitby, Dalby Forest, Nunnington Hall National Trust, York (a nice bus-ride from Malton) and many other attractions. Locally the Black Bull serves good food all day. The cottage itself is clean and comfortable and well-equipped. We will return as long as we are able.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0May 2022

  • "Bellafax cottage is truly an a amazing place to stay, David and Sarah were the perfect hosts, very welcoming and the cake was a lovely jesture, the scenery is just fantastic, watching the sheep and especially the lambs having a 'mad half hour'."

    Ideal place to stay and explore the surrounding areas, definitely recommend this place and we will be back

    Reviewed by Gwenda5.0May 2022

  • "A charming old cottage overlooking fields, we had 50+ sheep and even more lambs a few yards away (quiet at night)."

    Don't worry about the passing A-road, you can hardly hear it and it gives easy access to Pickering (North Yorks Moors Railway) and the East Coast.

    Reviewed by Geoff4.7Apr 2022

  • "A wonderful cottage in a gorgeous location."

    Nice hot shower and a comfy bed, what more could you ask for! The hosts were great too. We can't wait to go back !

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Apr 2022

  • "We enjoyed our second stay at Bellafax."

    Very comfortable, relaxing cottage. Lovely owners who made the week very special for our kids by letting them see the new lambs, help feed them and giving them a ride in the tractor! The pictures of the cottage are a bit out of date as there is a new, modern kitchen fitted. We love the open fire and having access to logs and coal rather than "first basket free" is a refreshing change and made our evenings lovely and cosy. We have already booked again for next year. If you want a relaxing, quiet break but still be handy for visiting local attractions and walking this is the place for you. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.4Apr 2022

  • "Very comfortable, cosy cottage in a lovely location."

    Clean and equipped with everything needed.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Mar 2022

  • "Loverly cottage in rustic surroundings, providing wood and coal for the open fire was a great addition making it feel very warm and homely, very comfortable bed, we both slept well, the cottage had everything you needed for a good holiday, we will be booking it again in the future, the welcome pack was very much enjoyed, thank you once again for a lovely holiday, ps."

    my wife loved feeding the baby lamb. ,

    Reviewed by Malcolm4.7Mar 2022

  • "Lovely cottage !"

    Very peaceful , quiet location . The cottage is very warm and cosy. The owners are very welcoming and friendly . We enjoyed our stay very much! Thank you !

    Reviewed by Natalia5.0Mar 2022

  • "A lovely cottage, well presented with all that you needed for a relaxing holiday."

    The owners were very welcoming & provided ‘little extras’ which were well appreciated. We will certainly revisit the cottage in the future.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Nov 2021

  • "Lovely cottage everything you need very cosy cottage in a good area"

    Reviewed by Davinna4.7Nov 2021

  • "Excellent cottage, very well equipped, warm cosy and deceptively spacious The cottage was spotlessly clean and had that lovely homely feeling about it."

    Perfectly located halfway between Malton and Pickering and ideal for visiting Whitby, Scarborough, York and the stunning North Yorkshire moors

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was everything we expected of it and more."

    The situation on the working farm was lovely and we enjoyed seeing the animals and chatting with the owner. It’s also ideally placed for touring North Yorkshire

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2021

  • "This was our second stay in this cottage."

    The owners couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. This is an excellent base from which to explore the Yorkshire coast, the Wolds and the Moors. Travel to the city of York is easy via the first class park & ride system. We may well be back again!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Sep 2021

  • "What a lovely cottage couldn’t of asked for a better equipped and clean cottage."

    Lovely staying on the farm and owners were very welcoming..

    Reviewed by Karen4.1Aug 2021

  • "What a lovely cottage and the setting on the farm makes you feel you are really in the country."

    Plenty to do in the area and we especially enjoyed our trip from Pickering to Whitby on the NYMR. David and Sarah are very attentive hosts and we had plenty of chats.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jul 2021

  • "Sadly due to my husbands health we had to return home after 3 days."

    The cottage was everything we could have wished for. The owners we very helpful and were very understanding of our predicament. We would definitely recommend Bellafax. The only thing I would suggest is a non slip bath mat for the bath/shower, I have mobility issues and found it difficult as it was so slippy.

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Jun 2021

  • "The cottage was clean comfortable and set in a convenient location near Pickering with walks nearby."

    The sheep are visible through the windows and it is amusing to watch their antics with the lambs. The owners are very friendly and welcoming and very proud of their livestock on this working farm. This is our sixth visit.

    Reviewed by Alec5.0Jun 2021

  • "Thank you so much for such a comfortable cottage, the only thing I would say is the bathroom towel rail got super hot and my daughter accidentally touched it."

    She was fine but maybe a sign to say it gets very hot.

    Reviewed by Leann4.7Apr 2021

  • "A nice cottage, a good price and a good location for exploring North yorkshire"

    Reviewed by John4.7Apr 2021

  • "Enjoyed a lovely relaxing break in a fab little cottage."

    Well equipped, comfortable and clean. The photos haven't been updated but there is a new, modern kitchen in the property that was a nice surprise on arrival with electric cooker and oven, extractor fan and slimline dishwasher. It is well equiped with pretty much all you need in a kitchen as well as dish cloth, dishwasher tablets, tea towels, washing up liquid and hand soap which often are not provided in self catered places. The owners were very friendly and helpful and made it clear we were welcome to look round the farm and see the animals with the children whenever we wanted to. This was great as there were lambs and calves a plenty! Well situated close to Pickering, we enjoyed walks in the area as well as a 30 minute drive to whitby and Hunmanby Gap which was a fabulous beach. We loved sitting by the fire on chilly evenings with plenty of wood and coal at hand in the outside store. The garden was bigger than expected with a grassed area around the back and side as well as the walled, sheltered garden at the front which was a lovely sun trap. We booked again within 15 minutes of leaving the property and would highly recommend. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.4Apr 2021

  • "Very quiet even though it is a working farm ."

    Ideally placed between Malton and Pickering with the coast just a pleasant drive away.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Sep 2020

  • "Words really fail us, we relaxed even before we went inside this amazing cottage."

    The personal touches of yummy cake and flowers and milk just added to the experience. The setting right on the farm was brilliant, sheep fields around two sides of the cottage, they were cute. The owners were in the background but on hand if needed too. My 5 year old grandson was in awe of the farm machinery and the cows and bulls. It's situated within easy reach of Whitby and the coast, also loads of walks too. Loved every minute there and want to revisit in the future.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2020

  • "Our third holiday in this cottage, so we obviously love coming here."

    It is good for touring the area, a very comfortable cottage with very good facilities. It is also very peaceful and a great place to recharge your batteries!

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Feb 2020

  • "Lovely part of the world, with loads to see and do."

    Extremely comfy and cosy cottage, with friendly owners. Our daughter particularly loved being shown the new born calves on the farm.

    Reviewed by Sean5.0Feb 2020

  • "Great cottage in a good location."

    York, Whitby, Scarborough and Thirsk all within a short drive. Lovely cottage and owners make for a great getaway.

    Reviewed by Duncan5.0Feb 2020

  • "We had the best time at Bellafax!"

    The cottage itself surpassed our expectations - the pictures online do not do it justice. It is beautifully presented - cosy, clean and homely and was even decorated for the festive season. Our hosts were superb - friendly and attentive and nothing was too much trouble. They provided a welcome pack including cake, milk and even a bottle of fizz and a card to help us see in the new year. Farmer David gave my two young sons and my husband rides in his tractor - a highlight of their year!! The surrounding area is absolutely stunning and a joy to explore - we can highly recommend Whitby, Robin Hoods bay, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway experience, Rievaulx Abbey, the beautiful city of York, and a walk on the moors from the Hole of Horcum. It was a truly wonderful experience from start to finish.

    Reviewed by Alexandra5.0Dec 2019

  • "Bellafax Cottage is a charming, cosy, spacious cottage in a secluded and peaceful setting."

    You drive through the middle of the farm to reach it. This accommodation made for a really relaxing break and a great base for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors and nearby coastline. Great location with country cottage charm including a super log fire. Sarah is a kind and thoughtful host, Christmas tree and decorations were very much appreciated as was the lemon cake!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Dec 2019

  • "A very good base for touring North Yorkshire."

    The cottage is comfortable and the area peaceful. This is our second visit to this cottage but hopefully not our lasr

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Nov 2019

  • "Well presented, cosy, comfortable and fully functional cottage."

    Our hosts, Sarah and David were friendly and a mine of local information when planning the next activities. We just missed a few more lighting options for the dull November days and evenings for example, in the living room a standard lamp to read by would have been a welcome feature and for the dining room something similar to allow one to pore over brochures and maps at the dining table (and even spend a day puzzling when weather was monsoon-like). Would definitely consider a follow on visit, lots more to explore !

    Reviewed by Mark4.4Nov 2019

  • "This is a spacious cottage with all of the amenities required for a weeks holiday."

    It is clean, thoughtfully decorated and put together. The location is great, easy to get to (just off the A169) but really quiet and peaceful with great views across the farmland. The owners are friendly and helpful, including providing us with an amazing chocolate cake on arrival. I would definitely recommend this holiday cottage

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Aug 2019

  • "Quiet cottage at the back of a working farm we overlooked fields of sheep, welcome package has milk, cake, soap, dishwasher tabs."

    pros = large, good, clean, comfortable, quiet, lots of parking, friendly owner cons = needs darker curtains or black out blinds in the bedrooms very light first thing, perhaps some coffee or tea bags in the welcome pack, a solar light (as easy to install) in the outside loo as no light, perhaps move the sheep feed hoppers as just outside kitchen window (but that's just a personal opinion)

    Reviewed by Mandy3.8Aug 2019

  • "A gorgeous cottage that was in a perfect location for everything we wanted to do."

    The cottage itself was well equipped and very comfortable for our family of four. The owners were very welcoming and helpful, thank you especially for the boys tractor ride!

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Aug 2019

  • "We had a wonderful holiday at Bellafax Cottage."

    My third visit and everything was great in the house as usual. Had a chat with several members of the family. Very nice welcome with a Cake and Milk. Unfortunately I am Gluten Free so could not eat the Cake but my Cousin enjoyed it. This will be my last visit owing to old age but thanks for everything Tony Roberts

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Jul 2019

  • "We have just returned from our 12th holiday in Bellafax Cottage which speaks for itself."

    The location is ideal for the North York Moors, Whitby, York, Dalby Forest to list just a few local attractions. The cottage is well-equipped and clean, and the owners are helpful and friendly, without ever being intrusive. In our eyes it is the perfect holiday retreat.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jul 2019

  • "Beautiful, quiet yet central for all that North Yorks has to offer."

    We loved it and will be back.

    Reviewed by June5.0Jun 2019

  • "Very clean, comfortable cottage, good facilities and very friendly welcome, the owners could not do enough for us, they are always ready for a chat, flowers left as a welcome and chocolate cake, any queries are answered promptly, this is the 5th time of visiting."

    Reviewed by Alec5.0Jun 2019

  • "Although the cottage was in an ideal location and extremely pretty , unfortunately it was filthy!"

    Admittedly, the kitchen area and bathroom were both quite clean, but inside the microwave and oven was really dirty, and the whole house was thick with filth and cobwebs, especially behind, on top of and at the sides of furniture, and also thick dust on all the light fittings. The leather suite in the living room was very uncomfortable too, so there was nowhere to sit and relax . I don’t expect to pay good money to go on holiday and have to clean around the beds and behind them before we can get into them!!! The kitchen was also a health hazard!

    Many thanks for your feedback, we have fed your comments back to the owner in order to maintain our property standards. Your views are as valued as your initial booking so that we can keep providing the best UK holiday experience. If you feel that you'd like to discuss your points further, please don't hesitate to call on the details below. Our lines are open 7 days a week from 9am until 7pm. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sharon2.8May 2019

  • "Well equipped, homely and welcoming and good location for what we wanted and it would be churlish to be critical but a few things of a VERY minor nature are noted."

    A second chair/stool in the main bedroom would be useful, the hot water seemed to take a long time coming but was hot when it arrived and as someone with a bad back the lounge seating was not ideal. Would have no qualms about recommending this property.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0May 2019

  • "Really enjoyed our week in this cosy and peaceful holiday cottage."

    A great place to stay for young families, we felt right at home with our 2 year old who loved seeing the cows and lambs on the farm. Perfectly situated for exploring Pickering, Scarborough, Malton, York and all the attractions nearby. We will definitely recommend to friends and family and would also have no hesitation in booking to stay here again in the future.

    Reviewed by Karen5.0May 2019

  • "Ideal location to explore North Yorkshire Moor"

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Apr 2019

  • "Lovely cosy but spacious cottage in lovely location."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Rebecca5.0Apr 2019

  • "We had a lovely stay at Bellafax cottage ."

    Excellent location with beautiful views. Would highly recommend .

    Reviewed by Jason4.7Apr 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage in rural surroundings."

    We had ewes ad their lambs right outside the window, so cute. The cottage is good for going different places as well, we went on the Steam Train, to the coast and over the moors. Plenty to do.

    Reviewed by Anthony4.7Mar 2019

  • "We had a lovely, peaceful, comfortable holiday in the cottage."

    Very good facilities and in a great place to get to other locations ie Whitby, York, Robin Hoods Bay. Lovely views and especially enjoyed watching the newborn lambs skipping beside their mums.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Mar 2019

  • "A lovely cottage in a quiet peaceful environment, the owners Mr & Mrs Beale were friendly, helpful and welcoming."

    We had some lovely days out due to the unusually hot weather and enjoyed cozy nights in front of the log fire. A really fabulous weeks break for ourselves and our 3 month olds first holiday x

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Feb 2019

  • "A wonderfully cosy, extremely well equipped cottage."

    The owners are welcoming and helpful but gave us complete privacy. The cottage has everything which we needed and more. It is perfectly located for easy access to Pickering, the Moors and the Coast. We were blessed with perfect weather but with it's wonderful open fire and supply of wood and coal, Bellafax Cottage would be fabulous in cold, snowy weather too. One of the best cottages we have ever stayed in. Already booked a return visit in October and looking forward to it.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2019

  • "We received a very warm welcome from the owners Mr and Mrs Beal including a whole home made mouth watering chocolate cake."

    The cottage itself is situated to the rear of the farm in a very secluded and quite location overlooking plenty of fields with the North York Moors in the distance. Two spacious bedrooms along with a very comfortable lounge with an open fire and good sized dining room with a kitchen leading off with every appliance and utensil you can think of included. 10/10 just isn’t enough.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Feb 2019

  • "Lovely, well equipped and fully functioning holiday cottage."

    Warm and welcoming withthe added bonus of cake, wine, fresh plants and flowers as well as a Christmas Tree and decorations. We stayed here with our grandchildren and it was perfect. Good CH system as well as an open fire with fuel available in the shed.The farm animals were an added interest. We would have returned at half term but it was no surprise that the property was booked for those dates. The owners are to be congratulated and deserve every success with their business venture. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Dec 2018

  • "The perfect cosy getaway, set in the peaceful countryside."

    Will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Oct 2018

  • "A super location for the coast and the Moors!"

    Cottage and owners first rate! A wonderful half term break!

    Reviewed by Christopher4.7Oct 2018

  • "Super location in an amazing cottage, had a fantastic time and have re-booked ..."

    Super location in an amazing cottage, had a fantastic time and have re-booked for next year as enjoyed the weekend so much Plus the chocolate cake and milk were very nice touches

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Oct 2018

  • "We had a brilliant weekend at the cottage, it was so peaceful and tranquil, we ..."

    We had a brilliant weekend at the cottage, it was so peaceful and tranquil, we were just left alone by the owners to enjoy our stay, but we knew where to access the owners if there had been any problems, but we had no issues and had a thoroughly enjotable stay, we are looking to book same cottage next year

    Reviewed by Marc5.0Sep 2018

  • "We had a wonderful time at Bellafax."

    Everything about the cottage was lovely. This was my second visit and I would go again. Mrs Beal was very nice and put in a Cake and Flowers. Despite the gales we had a great time in the towns and over the Moors. Managed to see at least 50 Red Grouse and had a bird total of just over 45.

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0Sep 2018

  • "Wonderful, well equipped cottage in a great location."

    We felt instantly at home and thoroughly enjoyed our week there. We would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Jul 2018

  • "We have just returned from our 11th holiday in Bellafax Cottage, which speaks for itself."

    We love the area, the cottage and surrounding fields and the animals, and Sarah and David are the perfect hosts. We will return next year without a doubt.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Apr 2018

  • "A wonderful cottage!"

    The real fire was an added bonus. Fantastic.

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Dec 2017

  • "Great cottage, great location."

    Friendly owners. Very quiet with sheep and cows on the farm. Bathroom, kitchen and linen all fresh and clean but cobwebs in corners of all rooms. A very pleasant cottage.

    Reviewed by Alastair4.0Jul 2017

  • "It was ideally situated for trips to local and coastal towns."

    Lovely trip on steam train to Whitby.

    Reviewed by Sharon4.4Jun 2017

  • "We have used this cottage before and have always been more than happy with all aspects of the property."

    The owners are always very pleasant and helpful. We hope to visit again sometime in the future.

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Apr 2017

  • "A lovely warm and welcoming cottage in a great location oozing peacefulness and tranquility but within easy reach of both Malton (for trains) and Pickering."

    I was very taken by the owners who were happy to leave you to your own devices but always available if required - notably wandering sheep! The cottage is well-stocked, equipped and furnished with an excellent heating system supported by a simple open coal fire. You really couldn't ask for much more from a fantastic base to explore North Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Ronald5.0Oct 2016

  • "Lovely cottage home made scones with butter and jam waiting for us and milk in the fridge."

    Flowers in the lounge and dining room a nice touch. The views were stunning and the cottage was cosy and quite just what we needed.

    Reviewed by Amanda4.6Oct 2016

  • "The cottage was fantastic, would highly recommend."

    Had everything you needed for a comfortable stay. A real home from home. Great for a family holiday. Fantastic views. Close to so many attractions. Warm welcome, but really respected your privacy.

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Aug 2016

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Dining room
  • Sitting room with open fire.
  • Bio mass central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer in outhouse, table-top dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and fuel for fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed walled lawned garden with furniture and outside WC
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles, pub 1.5 miles.

The property

Pickering 3 miles.

This attractive red brick, detached cottage is situated on the owner's working farm, amidst arable farmland, between Pickering and Thornton-le-Dale.

In a tranquil and peaceful location, the property is well placed for exploring the beautiful scenery of the North York Moors National Park, but within a short drive of the popular seaside towns of Scarborough and Whitby.

Traditionally furnished and decorated, there is a cosy sitting room with a lovely roaring open fire to relax by on the cooler evenings, whilst the separate dining room enables guests to spread out and provides a good selection of books, DVDs and games, ideal for a rainy day.

Upstairs are two spacious bedrooms, with views over the open countryside of Ryedale and the family bathroom.

To the front of the cottage is an enclosed walled garden, perfect for a morning cuppa before heading off for the day.

The popular, historic market town of Pickering lies just three miles away, with its castle, museums and the terminus to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.

Why not take a step back in time and enjoy a wonderful steam train ride through the spectacular scenery and heather-clad moors to Grosmont?

The idyllic and much photographed village of Thornton-le-Dale is a delight, with tempting tea rooms, pubs and independent shops set around the village green and a pretty stream meandering through the main street.

There are a wealth of attractions in the area, including stately homes such as Castle Howard and Duncombe Park and beautiful gardens at Scampston and Helmsley.

With the coastal resorts just thirty minutes’ drive away, Bellafax Cottage offers something for everyone.

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About the location


Kirkbymoorside 7 miles; Helmsley 13 miles; Scarborough 18 miles; Whitby 22 miles; York 27 miles.

This historic market town, with its full range of amenities and traditional shops, cafes, pubs and restaurants, serves as the official gateway to the beautiful North York Moors National Park, home of the Heartbeat countryside. Enjoy a ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway, where Harry Potter fans can even explore some of the locations used in the filming of The Philosopher’s Stone! The Beck Isle Museum is also well worth a visit, with its unique collection of black and white photography and displays of rural life. Walkers will be spoilt for choice by the rolling hills, valleys, rivers and abundant wildlife of the North York Moors, whilst the city of York and the Heritage Coast are just half an hour’s drive away. All in all, a wonderful setting for a relaxing holiday.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas