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Anvil Cottage

Appleton Wiske, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1059524)



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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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19 Customer Reviews

  • "Fab 50th bday wknd really loved it thanks."

    Things I would improve; the smell in kitchen from gas although I guess u can’t do much about it. The double bed in the non en suite bedroom is no where near as comfy as the other. Inferior mattress So other couple will always feel like raw deal. Proper shower Over that bath would be better. Great location and house and I’d defo go again if some of these improved. ESP mattress.

    Reviewed by LouiseMay 2022

  • "Absolutely lovely house with everything that was needed for our stay."

    We took our dog with us and there is a hole in the hedge, like stated on previous reviews. It would be perfect if this was repaired as the farmer wasn’t too happy that our dog got out, as he has horses in the field beside the garden. Lovely little village. Would definitely return and would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by TracyApr 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay here to celebrate my dads birthday, perfect for 8 people."

    Really clean and had everything you need, could just probably do with another shower!

    Reviewed by HannahApr 2022

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Anvil cottage (3 generations of the same family) and found it comfortable and well equipped."

    The hot tub was a great addition. A few aspects concerned us; there was a strong smell of oil / kerosene coming from the boiler in the utility room which seeped into the adjoining kitchen and pool room if the doors weren't kept shut. Also, the floor tiles in the en-suite bathroom were very slippy when wet - a grab rail would be helpful. The dishwasher door constantly catching on the door frame was a nuisance - a notch cut into the door frame would probably solve the problem. Overall though we had a really enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by ChristineApr 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Anvil Cottage, the games room & hot tub were the main reason we chose it as we had 4 teenagers with us who used them daily."

    The cottage is spacious & airy with great furnishings, the lounge furniture was especially comfortable for relaxing & it was warm & cosy despite it being so big. The only suggestion we’d make would be to have another shower in the family bathroom as everyone had to use the one in the en-suite. We would definitely stay here again & recommend it to big families.

    Reviewed by VanessaFeb 2022

  • "Beautiful comfortable house and we all had a fab stay thank you, we will be back."

    As a side note the microwave didn't work nor did the extractor fan on the hob. And a second shower would have been useful.

    Reviewed by NicolaFeb 2022

  • "Great house."

    Well equipped and maintained Would be useful to have a second shower

    Reviewed by TraceyJan 2022

  • "Great cottage in a lovely village."

    Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by LyndaJan 2022

  • "We had a great weekend staying at the Anvil Cottage with family members as a half-way holiday between Dumfries and Bedfordshire."

    Beautiful location, the house was well equipped and well laid out. The log burner and the hot tub were the best features for us. The owner supplied some sticks but we also visited the shop and bought some sticks and kindling for the rest of our stay (£9.50 for both) along with some baked goods for lunch. The pub in the village does amazing food, we had takeaway on the Saturday night. We went in at 6 to order and got some drinks too, they called us an hour later when it was ready to collect. Unfortunately they couldn’t fit us in for Sunday lunch the next day but we did walk to the next village and had some amazing pub food from The Duke of Wellington (20 min walk). There was a selection of games and puzzles in the game room along with pool table, and all the TVs are smart TVs meaning you could log into Netflix etc if you wanted to. Would definitely return!

    Reviewed by EmmaDec 2021

  • "Great cottage, well equipped, clean, bright and homely."

    Village good , local pub 5 mins walk away with a great landlord snd staff. Villagers made us very welcome and the take away food was good too. Would look at going back again .

    Reviewed by PaulOct 2021

  • "Brilliant holiday had by all of us and would certainly stay again!"

    The place was clean and had so much facilities that we didn't even know would be provided (tea towels, dishcloths, dishwasher tabs, toilet roll etc). Clean bed sheets and tonnes of clean towels were great for all. Really good place to stay! The back garden is NOT secure for dogs, there's a large hole in the fence under one of the bushes where all dogs will escape given half a chance. It would be better for all dog owners if you could fix that but thank you for providing the very long lead and doggy treats. Thank you for the stay!

    Reviewed by KerryAug 2021

  • "Had a lovely stay at anvil cottage with family."

    Village was lovely and welcoming, loved the pub and the post. Hot tub and games room great and dog and grandchildren love the garden. Minor problems were kitchen needs stocking with a few more utensils and facility to make filter coffee. Not enough seating in lounge for all seven. However our stay was wonderful and I would recommend it.

    Reviewed by BarbaraAug 2021

  • "We did contact the help line on the Thursday evening and the answer machine was on before the listed end of office hours."

    we then emailed but unfortunately this was not answered until was had checked out of the property. this resulted in us not being able to use the hit tub on the last evening or the the following morning.

    Reviewed by KateAug 2021

  • "The rooms were really big and the house was quite modern and clean."

    The hot tub was nice and the table pool room was very big. The kicthen did not have enough utensils to help cook meals. It didn’t even have a strainer. The house did creek quite a lot. The house is not near the grave yard, and it does have a couple of neighbours. Overall it was an enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by TJul 2021

  • "Amazing location and fabulously positioned garden."

    The hot tub is a welcome addition and was very clean as was the rest of the property. The pool room was great fun.The shower in the master bedroom was amazing. A property with lots of space and things of offer. Would highly recommend a stay here.

    Reviewed by Laura-jayneJul 2021

  • "The towels needed washed as some smelt musty & the others seemed brand new so didn’t dry."

    Functional house but lacked character especially upstairs.

    Reviewed by RuthJul 2021

  • "Very homely cottage in quiet village, good base for exploring northallerton area."

    Hot tub and pool room were a bonus. well equipped kitchen and nice decor throughout. Enjoyed our stay very much and we would recommend this cottage to others.

    Reviewed by PaulApr 2021

  • "Had a really relaxing and enjoyable stay."

    Would definitely come Back. Lovely house. Lovely area. Welcoming village. Negatives were mucky cup in cupboard. Spiders and wood lice. TVs Not working in games room. Paint coming away from wall in dining area. Electric socket not working at side of sink. These are things that the owners probably wouldn’t be aware of. Doors hard to close at back. Happy for only positive feedback to be published as only minor points.

    Reviewed by DonnaApr 2021

  • "No canopy over the hot tub, and garden wasn’t fully secure as got dog escaped through the hedge apart from that enjoyed our time."

    Reviewed by MichaelaDec 2020

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  • Four bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite wet room shower, basin and WC, 1 x double, 2 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Games room with pool table
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TV, pool table and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Enclosed garden with decking, hot tub, outdoor furniture and lawn
  • One well behaved pet welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 mile, pub 0.2 miles

The property

Lying in the pretty village of Appleton Wiske is this wonderful, large holiday home, Anvil Cottage, boasting four bedrooms and a beautiful garden, offering a family of eight a beautiful North Yorkshire retreat.

Discover a stylish interior throughout with excellent features like the games room and the hot tub being welcome additions to any holiday, Anvil Cottage is sure to impress.

Park up on the spacious drive with space for four cars, before stepping inside and getting to know the property; discover the beautiful living/dining room first, with a vibrant pink theme with a feature painted wall and lavish plush seating, along with the woodburning stove taking centre stage within the huge inglenook, you'll have no trouble winding down in here amongst your loved ones as you watch TV.

Also in here is the dining area, great for gathering around for a family celebration, with delicious food prepared in the amply-equipped kitchen, make use of the electric oven, hob, large fridge/freezer and dishwasher, while the utility adjoining this room has all of your laundry needs covered, great for longer stays!

Enjoy a few hours of fun in the fantastic games room, home to a pool table and a TV, you can sip on a refreshing drink while you play a family tournament!

A cloakroom completes the ground floor, while heading upstairs brings you to the lovely bedrooms, all with lovely feature wallpaper and quality furnishings, there is a master double bedroom with a contemporary en-suite wet room, a further double, a twin and a further twin with this one home to a single bed and a single raised bunk-style bed.

Slip into a slumber in one of the delightful rooms and wake up to a relaxing soak in the bath within the family bathroom, a perfect way to start the day.

Spend time out in the beautiful garden which is safe and secure for children and pets, you can enjoy alfresco dining at the outdoor furniture and watch over the children playing on the lawn while you sink into the warm bubbling waters of the hot tub on the decking, a perfect way to enjoy a summer afternoon!

The charming village of Appleton Wiske is a lovely spot for a self-catered stay, with the local Post Office/village shop being a short stroll away, as well as the local pub.

Venture into the beautiful North York Moors to visit the National Trust Mount Grace Priory, 14th century ruins that were home to a vegetarian and silent order of monks called the Carthusians, with the nearby village of Osmotherley being a perfect pit-stop on your day out for a pub lunch.

Not far from here is the village of Whorlton and the ruins of Whorlton Castle, another historic landmark to see, whilst further out but well-worth the visit for the beautiful scenery is the distinctive hill of Roseberry Topping, with fine views across North Yorkshire from top.

The bustling town of Northallerton is home to a wider range of amenities, with markets taking place on the high street every Wednesday and Saturday where you can pick up fresh, locally-sourced ingredients for your self-catered cooking, with the Homegrown Food Festival taking place here each June.

Delight in discovering the pretty town of Richmond to see the River Swale Waterfalls on a riverside stroll, visit Richmond Castle and catch a show at the Georgian Theatre Royal, there's so much to do!

For a wonderful family holiday to North Yorkshire, choose Anvil Cottage.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Northallerton 8.5 miles; Middlesbrough 14.5 miles; Richmond 17.6 miles.

Appleton Wiske is a small village resting in the Vale of York, just over eight miles from the larger town of Northallerton, and within easy reach of the North York Moors National Park. This charming village won Gold in Yorkshire in Bloom 2006, 2007, and 2008 and is a close-knit community with around 350 residents, once a more agricultural setting with some farms still within the parish boundaries, now with mostly those working in Northallerton and Richmond commuting. Appleton Wiske has a local Post Office/village shop for all your essentials on a self-catered stay, as well as a local welcoming pub, perfect for a refreshing drink after a day of exploring. Enjoy the excellent walking and cycling in the area, with the Vale of York being mostly flat and great for leisurely jaunts. For a more energetic ramble, head to the North York Moors National Park and climb the peaks and fells here, with amazing scenery to experience and some historic gems along the way like Mount Grace Priory run by the National Trust. The town of Northallerton has a wider selection of amenities and is home to a twice-weekly market on Wednesdays and Saturdays, perfect for sampling the local Yorkshire produce, whilst Richmond is teaming with history and heritage to discover.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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