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The Old School House

(Ref. 932240)

Hutton-le-Hole, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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  • comfortable (22)
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70 Customer Reviews

  • "On arriving at the property we noticed how pretty the location is ."

    The entrance is located around the side of the property and only one parking space next to the gate in front of the shop. You go through 1 front doors and pass the cafe toilet to the entrance of the flat. Area at the bottom of the stairs great for shoes and coats. The flat is very spacious 3 bedrooms, lounge and kitchen and bathroom. We went with my elderly parents and we didn't feel on top of each other plus they had there own rooms. Clean sheets and towels and comfy beds. Well equipped kitchen nice little touches on arrival and milk provided. Downside to kitchen no oven gloves provided. Bathroom good storage but no hooks for towels. Heating good made flat nice and warm on cool evenings. Used the washer and dryer located outside under the house . Downside to this property for us was the shop underneath , the lady who runs it played her music very loudly at 8am on arrival in her car and in the shop. Waking us up on multipl occasions, did mention this to her but she seem to take it personally and made no difference. But when you work long shifts and this is your holiday you want to have a lie in and didn't get it especially choosing a rural location and beautiful surrounding. Also the shop fridge humming noise kept my dad awake at night. It's such a shame as we all had loads of fun and the flat was lovely great location pub straight across the road lovely and friendly too , but personally I would not stay here again . Please don't let my review put you off as you may have a totally different experience.

    Reviewed by Helen3.8Nov 2023

  • "Thank you for a lovely relaxing holiday."

    Spacious and comfortable flat in a historic building, set in a picture-postcard village, with plenty to do and surrounded by the North York Moors. Owners very responsive and helpful.

    Reviewed by Tom4.7Aug 2023

  • "Nice property set on 1st floor of converted school building in a rather quiet village."

    Pub opening times appear to be erratic. Well equipped kitchen, quirky detail is the laundry area is in the cellar, reached by some steps outside the main property. Òne slight problem was that the toilet/shower room had a broken lock we reported this to the owners and it was still not replaced on departure from property. Overall a very nice property though in need of a little maintenance and decoration to fulfill its potential.

    Reviewed by James4.7Jul 2023

  • "A well located property in the charming village of Hutton le Hole over a small deli."

    We were surprised by how spacious this flat was, and the building itself is very interesting. Although the music from the deli downstairs could be heard from the double bedroom (but not the others) this was not in itself a problem as we had already been woken by the light streaming in despite curtains. A blind would have been appreciated. The kitchen is very well equipped, however the bathroom does not have a towel rail and there was nowhere really suitable for drying towels. The property could do with a coat of paint in some areas and both the games that we tried to use were incomplete and one was broken. There were no instructions with regards to the bins, and although we did telephone the owners to enquire, and left a message, nobody got back to us, although this may very well be because there is no mobile reception in the village. All in all, Hutton le Hole is lovely, and a few very small tweaks to the flat are all that are needed to improve it greatly.

    Reviewed by Jane3.1Jul 2023

  • "Perfect location in a beautiful village."

    Surprisingly spacious, we had plenty of room for our family of four. Beds comfy with quality pillows and duvet. We wished we could have stayed longer!

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jun 2023

  • "We found the property very comfortable and clean."

    A small issued occurred and was dealt with immediately. I would highly recommend a stay at this property.

    Reviewed by Fernado5.0May 2023

  • "Surprisingly spacious and comfortable flat with lots of light in this lovely schoolhouse."

    Plenty of cupboards in the kitchen but it would be handy to have a small one empty for some provisions. Very much appreciate the gifts - a lovely thought. Would recommend.

    Reviewed by Pauline5.0May 2023

  • "Lovely location for exploring the moors."

    Bed was a little too hard maybe a topper would help. Noise from fridges and freezers from the bakery below where a little noisy at night . Welcome pack was very much appreciated thank you.

    Reviewed by Kathleen3.8May 2023

  • "We had a lovely time, cottage was comfortable."

    Being over a great bakery was a big bonus. Great location with good facilities nearby, would stay again

    Reviewed by Neil4.4Mar 2023

  • "Only thing was the DVD player had no sound and my child got his head stuck under the fabric baby gate which was distressing."

    Everything else amazing and very welcoming. Loved it. Small details like the toiletry bags, cake and prosecco made it extra special

    Reviewed by Amy5.0Nov 2022

  • "A good property with all the facilities needed."

    Cushions on the sofa would be good.

    Reviewed by Richard4.7Jul 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week staying at the Old Schoolhouse in Hutton le Hole… very comfortable apartment with all facilities considered, but unfortunately my husband found the bed a bit uncomfortable- no mattress protector or topper!"

    the owners responded immediately to any queries we had. . A perfect location - especially with the deli/cafe below with the delicious aromas of fresh bread and bacon tempting us each morning! We would definitely return!

    Reviewed by Elizabeth4.7Jun 2022

  • "The Old Schoolhouse is a delightful home from home in a pretty village in Yorkshire."

    Well appointed and very comfortable it has everything needed for the perfect holiday. The deli downstairs is a delight as are the proprietors who could not be more helpful and friendly. With a wonderful old and very friendly pub a stone's throw away, the folk museum not much further and lovely walks round the area for us it was near perfect. We would definitely recommend the Old Schoolhouse to anyone who enjoys peace and quiet, walking, nature and waking to the smell of freshly baked pastries.

    Reviewed by Alex5.0May 2022

  • "Had a lovely week at the Old School House."

    It was home from home. Added bonus was the bakery below. You must try Sarah’s products. It is in such a delightful village with lovely pub across the road. So much to see and do in the area.

    Reviewed by Moira5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely place and lovely and clean"

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Mar 2022

  • "A very enjoyable week and a return visit for the family as we stayed in 2021."

    Great facilities and the owners are very accommodating. Hopefully we will return in the future to enjoy Hutton-le-Hole and the Old School House again.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Feb 2022

  • "We were very pleased with the property."

    Everything that we needed was there, in particular in the kitchen. which is well equipped, and all the property was clean, tidy and ready for us when we arrived. The mince pies and chocolate log waiting for us when we arrived were much appreciated. Thank you very much to the owners and the housekeeper for providing an an excellent property.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2021

  • "Lovely cosy cottage within easy access of most of the North York Moors."

    The kitchen had all the basics you would need and the property was warm and the beds comfortable. The village itself is very picturesque and great to wonder around and then up on to the moor without even needing to get the car out. The shop below has freshly made bread in the mornings.

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2021

  • "Really nice place to stay."

    We would go back again! Thank you.

    Reviewed by Martin5.0Oct 2021

  • "Lovely spacious flat in a beautiful location with 360 degree stunning views."

    Great walks right from the door.

    Reviewed by Randall5.0Oct 2021

  • "We loved our stay in the Old Schoolhouse Couldn’t fault it at all, everything was excellent, very clean , very comfortable, smell of newly baked bread from the Deli below , pub and tea shop across the road , beautiful location and scenery , well equipped apartment with everything we needed and milk , cake and Prosecco to welcome us Too marks !"


    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Sep 2021

  • "Excellent accommodation, a good base for exploring the Yorkshire Moors."

    Good food at the local pub and the Bakery and Deli below the accommodation worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Aug 2021

  • "Very comfortable and well equipped apartment in a beautiful village."

    There are lovely views of the village from the property. The owners kindly left a bottle of prosecco and the apartment overall was very clean. There is an enclosed patio. It was in need of a little tlc but a gardener arrived the day we left so perhaps it is now looking a little more cared for!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Jun 2021

  • "Great location."

    Reviewed by Lance5.0Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely everything we needed - including things like foil."

    Very clear instructions where required. This is a great base for anyone wanting to walk or cycle. Really nice, comfortable accommodation in a beautiful setting.

    Reviewed by Tina5.0Apr 2021

  • "Perfect location, with easy access to lots of activities."

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Apr 2021

  • "We were welcomed with a few groceries and a bottle of Prosecco."

    The Old School House was well designed, very (Covid) clean, comfortable and had everything we needed...and more. The village of Hutton le Hole is one of the prettiest we've seen; the local pub very friendly and welcoming and served amazing food. Lots to do and see in and around the area. We loved our stay!

    Reviewed by Kim5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely cottage, in a peaceful well kept village."

    The ryedale museum is well worth a visit.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Aug 2020

  • "We had an amazing week at The Old School House."

    It was extremely cosy and clean and loads of lovely touches there. Kitchen was well stocked, beds were comfy, shower was lovely, sofa was really comfortable, honestly can’t fault it. If it wasn’t so far away from home I think we would be back soon! Debbie was very communicative and approachable too and the little village itself was gorgeous. Would highly recommend :)

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Aug 2020

  • "Lovely Clean cottage, in a beautiful village, excellent communication from the owner."

    The cottage is well equipped, with plenty of space for all 5 of us. It is positioned in the centre of the village.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Aug 2020

  • "Really lovely accommodation, home away from home - very comfortable, cosy and clean."

    Would highly recommend booking if you are looking for a quiet break. Hutton-le-Hole is a beautiful small village and well worth a visit, I felt like time stood still and we had the most relaxing and peaceful break with a lovely place to return to at the end of each day. It’s about a 50min drive to the coastal areas; we visited Whitby, Robin hood’s bay and Filey which are all very lovely places to explore. The house has everything you need and more, the cake and Prosecco waiting for us on arrival was a lovey touch too.

    Reviewed by Naomi5.0Aug 2020

  • "We will be booking the cottage again"

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Dec 2019

  • "This was our second visit to The Old School House and l didnt think this visit ..."

    This was our second visit to The Old School House and l didnt think this visit could possibly be any better than the last but it was , going at Christmas time ld asked if there would be a Christmas tree , the landlady immediately said she would arrange for a tree to be made available it was lovely , and l noticed lots of improvements, a new hob , glasses, pans, place mats and a beautiful new shower mat all adding to wonderful apartment , We had a few visits to the village oub The Crown which was delightful , l made Christmas dinner and everything l required to do so was available in the kitchen a great stay in a wonderful apartment cant wait to book up to go again , just delightful

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Dec 2019

  • "Very pleased with the property it was clean, comfortable,well equipped and a fantastic quiet short break."

    Reviewed by Neal5.0Nov 2019

  • "Found the accommodation a bit damp at first but had everything we needed although I think beige carpets with all the mud and sheep poo about a strange choice!"

    Would book again, Yorkshire is lovely!

    Reviewed by Christine3.8Oct 2019

  • "Just returned from a long weekend at the school house."

    Lovely apartment, sympathetically restored and decorated in beautiful calming colours. Access to the property was very organised thanks to Debbie. The village is small but has all you need. The Crown pub across the road serves amazing food and cask ales etc and worth visiting. The barn cafe was a lovely place for a lunchtime treat and Caroline, the owner was fab. It was lovely watching the sheep roaming and grazing all around the village and a gentle stroll around the river through the village blew the cobwebs off. We will return for longer next time

    Reviewed by Alison3.8Oct 2019

  • "This flat was perfect for our family *wedding weekend* The village of Hutton le Hole is very picturesque and there are beautiful walks in the area."

    I cannot recommend the Old School House highly enough.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Aug 2019

  • "Absolutely stunning place, hutton le hole is one of our favourite places & the old school house was superb."

    The views from the windows looking out across the village just makes it. Everything about the school house is perfect we will be back in January.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Aug 2019

  • "Beautiful holiday accommodation in a perfect village."

    Parking isn't easy: on a corner with three-way traffic, and often a large van parked adjacent so you are backing out blind. The public carpark for extra vehicles is not 24-hours (overnight not allowed). The TV is small and difficult to see from dining table. Courtyard was unattractive, including rubbish blown down there, and we didn't use. Washing machine shared on one occasion (possibly with cleaner – it was very full of sheets etc). You need to telephone the owners for the key instructions, rather than a normal email from the agency, and in our case that was difficult. So some negatives, but overall the lovely flat, lovely building, lovely village, meant a very good recommendation.

    Reviewed by Wendy3.8Aug 2019

  • "We had a wonderful week in The Old School House."

    The flat was bright and comfortable with everything we needed. The games in the chest/table in the living room were a particular hit! The village was lovely, everyone was friendly and the sheep provided great entertainment. A great location for days out to Saltburn-by-the-Sea, Staithes, Scarborough, Flamingoland, Helmsley and more. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jaclyn5.0Jul 2019

  • "The little outside court yard at the property could be made more inviting."

    We didn't use this area as it's surrounded by walls that can't be seen over if you're seated which is a shame when there's such a stunning view. The accommodation is excellent in every other way however and we have thoroughly enjoyed our week there.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Jul 2019

  • "We hebben er genoten!"

    Het huis is lekker ruim en goed ingericht. Alleen de bedden waren eigenlijk aan vervanging toe. Het is een heel leuk dorp, met loslopende schapen, pub en tearooms aan de overkant en zelfs een heel leuk openlucht museum. De omgeving was geweldig mooi en er was bijzonder veel te zien en te doen in de omgeving.

    Reviewed by L.5.0Jul 2019

  • "Fantastic holiday, one of the best we have ever had."

    Loads of places to go and see and do. The old schoolhouse itself was very spacious and comfortable and had everything needed in the kitchen. The cafe downstairs was a bit hit and miss as whether it was actually open or not so we never got to try it.

    Reviewed by Lindsay4.7Jun 2019

  • "The Old School House, beautiful apartment, well presented and thought out, would suggest a blind in master bedroom, great location and lovely village, ideal for moors and coast."


    Reviewed by Peter5.0May 2019

  • "Nice flat but pain to keep unlocking both doors."

    Outside space was quite messy so we didn’t use it. Accommodation was nice and the complementary toiletries were lovely. On the whole nice accommodation but a little tired.

    Reviewed by Sarah3.4Apr 2019

  • "The old school house was not only in a beautiful location with relaxing surroundings but the apartment itself was beautiful, relaxing, homely and clean."

    Myself and my family didn’t want to go home and would happily stayed another week.

    Reviewed by Hayley5.0Apr 2019

  • "The flat was sited right in the village with open views."

    Lovely and quiet, though the cafe was not open in March so don’t know what it would be like in summer. The flat was a little ‘tired’, but comfortable, spacious and warm. The heating controls were accessible so it was easy to press the boost button if it got a little chilly. We never found the village store but had a lovely meal at the pub across the road.

    Reviewed by Peter4.4Mar 2019

  • "The cottage was fantastic, as were the hosts they sent a text and email to ensure we were up to date and happy before arrival."

    On arrival we were greeted with an abundance of chocolate treats. The school house was very comfortable especially the bed, and the views were fantastic. A great location , had a great time.

    Reviewed by Carolyn4.1Feb 2019

  • "Excellent location and value , stunning village and we happened to enjoy warm sunny weather in February - what more could we want ?"


    Reviewed by Caroline5.0Feb 2019

  • "A beautiful break for my hubby's special birthday- the cottage was lovely and the village was magical Thank you!"


    Reviewed by Michele5.0Nov 2018

  • "Lack of basic 1 toilet roll for a 3 bedroom"

    Reviewed by Denise4.1Nov 2018

  • "A lovely place to stay in a great location."

    I especially liked the views from all the windows. There is a great friendly pub across the road. Food very good.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline4.7Oct 2018

  • "Lovely village and cottage location."

    Spacious and pleasing decor. Update needed of mattresses and pillows. Certainly on the single bed I slept in. Wardrobe would have been handy. Some kitchen equipment needed replacing . Shower glass needed a good scrub. Blessed by good weather and so handy for moors and the coast.

    Reviewed by Christine3.4Oct 2018

  • "We had a few hiccups - a massive storm knocked out power for 24h and we had no hot water following this."

    The owners of the cottage were brilliant and really really helpful, they couldn’t have done more to ameliorate the (very slight) inconvenience we encountered. The cottage was perfect in location, facilities and we were very happy there.

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Jul 2018

  • "We did not want to come home!"

    The most beautiful little village I have ever seen! Plenty to do all around. The pub over the road does fantastic food, we ate there 3 times it was that good! The old school house was so perfect for us. We love history, and there are some beautiful features, the windows are stunning. It was very clean, and the beds were extremely comfortable! My 17 month old daughter loved sitting on the little stools in the window watching the sheep. The owner was lovely, very helpful. See you next year!

    Reviewed by Jennie5.0Jun 2018

  • "The cottage occupies a prime place in a very lovely village."

    The view from the lounge looks down the length of the village and has a different aspect from the other settee looking down the stream and across to the woods.The stairs up to the apartment would not suit everyone especially carrying cases up.For an old building the rooms are surprisingly light and heating is efficient.The parking cone needs to be left out otherwise if you return before the shop/cafe closes you may find nowhere to park in the busy season.

    Reviewed by Mike4.7May 2018

  • "Beautiful house and surroundings."

    Would highly recommend. Would definitely return if it allowed a dog, just wish it was pet friendly

    Reviewed by Kerry4.4Mar 2018

  • "Lovely rental, well looked after, in a lovely quiet village but with easy access to lots of places and a lovely pub about 100 yards away."

    Reviewed by Graham4.8Feb 2018

  • "The owners were fantastic we had a little glitch on New Year’s Day but they fixed it with haste."

    Highly recommend this property x

    Reviewed by Andie5.0Dec 2017

  • "The old school house was beautiful."

    Had everything we could have wished for and was set in the most amazing surroundings. The village of Hutton le Hole was idyllic and made for the most perfect Christmas getaway.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Dec 2017

  • "The cottage was very clean and well maintained."

    With everything you need for a relaxing break. It is even better than the pictures published on your site.

    Reviewed by Malcolm5.0Nov 2017

  • "The location of the cottage in Hutton Le Hole was astoundingly beautiful."

    The cottage itself was perfect. Clearly loved and well maintained by its owners and provided comfortable and very pleasant accommodation.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2017

  • "A really great accomodation in a super location."

    Nice pub and coffe shops in the village. Great for walks on the Moors too.

    Reviewed by Jack5.0Jun 2017

  • "Loved the accommodation very spacious and bright - felt like home!"

    ! We know the village so aware this time of year it's very quiet which was lovely. Hope to make a return visit some time later in the year.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Mar 2017

  • "Fabulous apartment."

    Spotlessly clean. The owners have thought of everything. Comfortable beds and sofas. Plenty of space for 5 people. Well equipped. Great location to explore the area. Fabulous pub just across the road.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Feb 2017

  • "It would have been nice to have local phone numbers of the doctor, dentist, A & E, etc."

    Also the pubs opening hours particularly in the winter months. We expected it to be open all week. There were no instructions on how to use appliances either, that would have been helpful.

    Reviewed by Sally5.0Nov 2016

  • "Beautiful setting a wonderful place to relax highly recommend"

    Reviewed by Julian5.0Nov 2016

  • "There wasn't sufficient cutlery for a family of 5 for more than 1 meal a day, had to hand wash regularly."

    No information about using microwave/cooker/washer etc. No safety information about nearest doctor/hospital. No visitor book to fill in either. Comfortable and clean, very happy with our stay on the whole.

    4.8Oct 2016

  • "Peace and quiet was lovely."

    Flat was fantastic. Enjoyed a great break from everyday hassle of life and work. Sykes holidays came up trumps again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2016

  • "We are delighted with our stay in Hutton Leo Hole in this lovely cottage."

    We've actually booked again to go this year July 2017.

    Reviewed by Melody5.0Jul 2016

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  • All first floor
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x single, 1 x single with pull-out stacker bed
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Gas central heating
  • Double electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Private parking for 1 car and public car park 2 mins walk up road for additional cars (£3 per day)
  • Bike storage
  • Private enclosed gravelled courtyard with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: This apartment is on the first floor above a shop and is accessed via an internal flight of 14 stairs.

The property

An individually-designed, stone-built, Grade II listed former school house situated on the main street of the popular village of Hutton-le-Hole, in the heart of the North York Moors.

This delightful property is an ideal retreat for an action-packed family holiday.

Complete with the original distinctive bell tower, this first floor apartment overlooks the village green and offers beautiful views of the moors beyond.

Creatively renovated, this quaint old school house craftily combines character features with modern amenities.

All on one floor, there is a spacious open plan living area with a well-equipped kitchen, dining area and sitting area which has exposed beams and multiple views of the classic 'Heartbeat' village and countryside beyond.

There are also three comfortable bedrooms, one double bedroom, one single and one single with a pull-out stacker bed, which offers flexible sleeping accommodation, together with a family shower room.

To the rear of this attractive apartment is a quiet, private, gravelled courtyard where you can relax and plan your day whilst enjoying your morning coffee.

The village has an excellent inn and the apartment lies above a country café, whilst a general store is within a five minute walk.

Sheep are free to graze wherever the fancy takes them.

The ever-popular and attractive market towns of Pickering and Kirkbymoorside are a short drive away, whilst Helmsley with its historic castle ruins overlooking the market square, lies nine miles to the west.

Be sure to take a trip to nearby Rievaulx Abbey which can be accessed by car, or a picturesque, easy walk along the valley from Helmsley.

The Ryedale Folk Museum is also well worth a visit.

Take a trip on the famous North York Moors steam railway from Pickering and, once alighting in Grosmont, explore the engine sheds and pretty station which still retains its original gantry and charm.

The popular seaside resorts of Scarborough and Filey, with their impressive, sweeping sands, are also within easy driving distance.

A delightful apartment from which to explore this lovely part of the country.

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About the location


Kirkbymoorside 3.5 miles; Pickering 8 miles.

Situated in the heart of the North York Moors National Park and handily placed for touring both Moors and Coast, the idyllic little village of Hutton-le-Hole is widely accepted as the prettiest in the area. Charming stone built cottages cluster around undulating village greens, with a stream (Hutton Beck) passing through. It's the perfect spot to sit and watch the world go by - but don't be surprised to find sheep grazing next to you! The village is home to the Ryedale Folk Museum, a 'hands on' museum of local life and tradition, which includes a reconstructed Elizabethan Manor House, farm buildings and craft shops. The village also has a complex of craft shops, workshops, tea rooms and gift shops. Nearby 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. It's a charming place with a slightly 'old fashioned feel' and visitors will find plenty to keep them occupied in the many shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants. There is even an 18 hole course for golf enthusiasts and Pickering is the base of the North York Moors Steam Railway - a 'must do' day out for all visitors to the area. Both the City of York and the Yorkshire Coast are within easy driving distance.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season