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The Smithy

(Ref. 991663)

Kirkymoorside, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


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  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "We enjoyed our stay immensely."

    The flat is very well appointed and made us feel very comfortable. It is also very accessible to the Moors and the coast which we love. Thank you

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Oct 2023

  • "Comfortable beds, stylish living areas, good kitchen with everything you need, lovely village with lots of amenities."

    Great location for exploring the Yorkshire dales. Would recommend the smithy

    Reviewed by Karen3.8Sep 2023

  • "Absolutely first rate."

    It was beautifully clean and the height of comfort. A pleasure to stay.

    Reviewed by Celia5.0Sep 2023

  • "Had a fantastic holiday in the Smithy."

    The location is perfect and the cottage cannot be faulted for facilities, layout and comfort.

    Reviewed by Ian4.7Aug 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage in a beautiful village."

    The North Yorkshire countryside is stunning. The North Yorkshire moors steam railway is brilliant and the train trip into Whitby is well worth the trip. Whitby and Scarborough together with Scarborough Castle are also worth a trip. Overall we had a very relaxing time and the next visit will be for at least two weeks as there is so much more to see. Thoroughly recommend the stay.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2023

  • "A well appointed and commodious property."

    My only reason for giving 9/10 is that the access can be tricky when vehicles park close to the entrance.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0Jun 2023

  • "Hello, what can I say except it was in every way possible from the start on the Saturday our Holiday was absolutely fantastic and joy, on entering the Cottage what a truly wonderful place everything you needed was there on hand."

    From the ground floor to the second bedroom upstairs from myself and my wife we had a perfect holiday in every possible way. Our two friends who are elderly in there middle to high 70s in age found the metal staircase a bit of a hike, but managed alright. We went out every single day. There was so much to do I personally absolutely loved every minute and every second of the holiday if we could of stayed longer we would have 5 star I'd give 1000 stars. Recommend that you have a car to get around, and sightseeing amazing, weather good, the Lion inn upon Blakey Ridge superb. Fillet steak simply the best £30 worth the money and the staff excellent. Heartbeat country wow the walks there beautiful got to be pretty fit.all in all the holiday was fantastic. Thanks to the owner and to Sykes cottages for giving us a truly incredible break and holiday.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0May 2023

  • "This is a lovely holiday let in the heart of Kirkbymoorside."

    Everything we needed on hand. Plenty of space to spread out in and two bathrooms was a definite advantage. The accommodation was really cosy with sun streaming in the rear of the property in the morning and then the front in the late afternoon. Had we been staying in summer, we could have cooled down with the thick blinds and fans provided. No need to take tea, coffee etc as these were provided and the biscuits and wine on arrival were a treat. All cleaning products were also provided, We love the area and would not hesitate to book here again. Thanks to Sykes, we always find lovely holiday accommodation. X

    Reviewed by Andrea5.0Apr 2023

  • "1st class accommodation equipped to a high standard in a central location within the village"

    Reviewed by Jim5.0Mar 2023

  • "A lovely property on an excellent location"

    Reviewed by Lyn5.0Feb 2023

  • "Comfortable,excellent facilities, cottage exactly as listed,had everything we needed and more,comfortable beds,excellent shower facilities, good location,central for shops,pubs etc and a good base for sightseeing and exploring North Yorkshire, would definitely recommend."

    Reviewed by Christine5.0Oct 2022

  • "We spent a very enjoyable week in the Smithy greeted with milk wine and biscuits on are arrival."

    The apartment was very comfortable and had everything we needed and more and the location was brilliant Kirkbymoorside is a lovely town and the people very friendly. All you need at hand with its excellent variety of shops we would certainly recommend The Smithy and location.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Sep 2022

  • "This is my 4th stay at The Smithy as and as always it provided comfortable, luxurious and stylish accomodation."

    The very minor reasons I did not give full points were because the heating did not come on (we only needed it for the last day - maybe it was still in summer mode) . This will not deter me from booking this little gem again - perfect for two couples and very reasonably priced compared to some over-priced places. Thank you Sykes, and thank you to the owners. from Ken and Steve Burton (brothers).

    Reviewed by Ken4.7Sep 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in The Smithy w/c 9th July 2022."

    The apartment was great, spotlessly clean, cosy and had everything we needed. We were left tea, coffee, milk etc to start off our stay and some lovely wine and biscuits. The owners very kindly arranged for their neighbour to bring us 2 electric fans because the weather was so hot. Loved Kirkbymoorside and good location for touring. We highly recommend it and hope to be back soon.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2022

  • "Brilliant cottage couldn't wish for more there is everything you could possibly need in this cottage."

    If you think of anything you might need have a look for it it will probably be somewhere. Only thing we had was the very high ambient temperatures and very high tog duvet.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2022

  • "The property was very well appointed & perfectly situated, we enjoyed our stay immensely."

    I do think though that the rather steep & narrow attic bedroom staircase should be emphasized as being unsuitable for elderly or infirm persons. One of our party would not have been able to cope.

    Reviewed by Louis4.4Jun 2022

  • "Overall very good and well sited for all amenities ."

    Just to mention that the attic bedroom stairs are not suitable for the elderly ie too steep and narrow.

    Reviewed by Jack3.8May 2022

  • "This was our second visit to this holiday let and, as before, it didn't disappoint."

    Well-equipped property, nicely furnished, clean & tidy. Great location in the village of Kirkbymoorside. And off-street parking has to be a bonus. We hope to come back again.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2022

  • "Very comfortable apartment, we really couldn't fault it, there was everything we needed and the beds were very comfortabl we slept like logs."

    Definately like home from home.

    Reviewed by Sheila4.4Mar 2022

  • "This was our second visit to The Smithy."

    We were very impressed with all the attention to detail, the cleanliness, the ease of operation of all electrical devices and the tasteful decor. The Smithy is a really comfortable apartment in a fantastic location and we will certainly be back to escape the congestion and noise of York. Thank you again, Ken and Barbara.

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Mar 2022

  • "The smithy is a gem of a find, everything was catered for, it is beautifully decorated, the bath is massive, and the mattress was so comfy that we have bought one ourselves!"

    ! we had an issue when we arrived which was quickly dealt with by sykes and the neighbour. Everything was supplied, the wine and biscuits were an added bonus. we really cant fault it at all, the heating warmed the flat very nicely, we will definitly be returning to the smithy!

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Oct 2021

  • "We were generally extremely pleased with the accommodation."

    Our only concern was the level of lighting in the kitchen especially in the evening whilst cooking. We found it difficult to read in the living room because of the type of bulb used in the lamps. We would be happy to stay in the Smithy again and recommend it to friends.

    Reviewed by Ann4.7Sep 2021

  • "Wonderful apartment brilliantly located for exploring this lovely part of the world and Kirkbymoorside has lots to offer for a quiet day doing much ."

    Reviewed by Joanne4.7Sep 2021

  • "Beautiful apartment, cosy, everything catered for to a very high standard, tastefully decorated, felt like a home not a holiday let,well equipped."

    Beds very comfy. Good base to explore the local area including the coast & North Yorkshire moors. We had a minor problem which was dealt with quickly & efficiently by Sykes. Property is not suitable for disabled people unable to climb stairs. Problems with access to car park area due to inconsiderate road users parked across the entrance to the car park restricting access. During our stay we had no TV at all due to major problems with the local transmitter. We had not been informed of this & it remains an ongoing problem which we feel the owners should be dealing with eg. Sky box & dish required. We don't watch TV all the time but would like the option after a long day's sightseeing.

    Reviewed by J4.4Aug 2021

  • "Excellent holiday property in lovely small market town."

    Easy drive to coast and moorland towns.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2021

  • "Lovely property, only problem was no teaspoons for some reason, had to borrow one from next door."

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Jul 2021

  • "The Smithy is a beautiful apartment, everything catered for to a very high standard."

    The beds were so comfy & it was the perfect base to come back to after a day exploring the area. We loved Kirkbymoorside, such a beautiful village with every amenity you could need in walking distance. This is quite a find & we hope very much to return.

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Jun 2021

  • "Overall the property is well equipped and comfortable."

    Great location for walking to everything in the village. Bed was comfortable and great size bath. Delicatessen opposite does great ready meals and lovely cakes. Would be happy to book again. Cleaners didn't arrive until 10 minutes before we were meant to takeover the property citing an extra clean they'd been asked to do for delay, this in turn meant it was well after 4pm before we could enter. Living area really could have done with a good vacuuming, my wife did it the next day.

    Reviewed by Richard4.1Jun 2021

  • "Excellent location and Accomodation."

    Very well equipped would definitely stay there again

    Reviewed by Julie5.0May 2021

  • "Centrally located flat with good range of local amenities within short walking distance."

    Ideally suited for exploring North York Moors and with easy acess to the coast.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0May 2021

  • "Our expectations are very high, having stayed at numerous Sykes properties, so this apartment met them fully."

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Apr 2021

  • "We had every thing we needed and more."

    It was so cosy with lots of space and everything you needed on the doorstep. We stayed the week in Kirkbymoorside, there was so much to do. Lovely walks, my favourite cafe (cafe Williams) lovely Sunday lunch and evening meal at The George and Dragon. We would like to say a big thank you to Wendy for looking after us.

    Reviewed by Christine4.7Oct 2020

  • "We had a wonderful time at the smithy it was a prefect spot to explore the North Yorkshire and other places of interest."

    the only draw back to some people would be the metal staircase leading to the apartment other than that the holiday was perfect.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Oct 2020

  • "We had a great week staying in this lovely apartment."

    Exceeded our expectations, one of the best we have stayed in. Very well equipped, extremely clean, warm and very comfortable. Great area to stay, walks from the door and if you enjoy walking or sightseeing there is plenty of places to visit that don’t involve lots of time sat in the car. Very friendly village. We would highly recommend and hope to return in the future Thank you for the Wine and biscuits, we enjoyed them. Mr & Mrs Hicks, September 2020

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Sep 2020

  • "Loved our week in the Smithy ."

    It had everything we needed for a week away .It was well situated for all the places we wanted to visit.

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Sep 2020

  • "We have stayed in alot of holiday accommodation but this has by far been the ..."

    We have stayed in alot of holiday accommodation but this has by far been the best , for decor, cleanliness, really is like home from home , would go again, such a lovely area

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Sep 2020

  • "The accommodation was in a central location with plenty of local amenities and within easy travel distances of the Moors and coast."

    The wine and biscuits and the extras left by the owners was a nice and welcoming touch. Only had one issue in that the tap in the main bathroom was broken when we arrived, which we reported to Sykes that first evening, but we did not receive any reply either during our stay or since. It did not spoil the holiday and we would happily recommend The Smithy to future guests. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Jonathan4.7Aug 2020

  • "The Smithy was a lovely comfortable holiday home equipped with everything and more that you need to have a good holiday."

    It may not suit someone with mobility problems as the access is via a metal staircase and the stairs to the second floor are also very steep. We would book again at ‘the Smithy’ as Kirkbymoorside is ideally situated to visit most of the attractions in the area.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2020

  • "'The Smithy' in Kirkbymoorside was brilliant."

    A duplex apartment, which had been restored to an exceptional level . All the furniture and furnishings were also very high quality throughout the whole apartment. Nothing had been overlooked. We took loads of things with us, but this was the best equipped place we have stayed in, and we have stayed in a lot all over the world. There was a bottle of wine and some biscuits waiting for us + milk in the fridge. We wished we had know just how many things were available for us to use, we had a very full car with all the items we had taken! You do not need anything - at all! The apartment is in the centre of the small town, a very good place to stay to get to Whitby/Pickering/Hemsley, etc and only an hour from Wetherby. An allocated car space was brilliant. Could not fault 'The Smithy' at all. Would highly recommend. Mike Cox and Jinnie Edwards

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jul 2020

  • "Excellent accommodation centrally situated in lovely village with most facilities readily available."

    The owners have gone to great pains to see to the comfort of their guests. The only downside is the metal access staircase which becomes slippery in wet weather.

    Reviewed by Peter J5.0Oct 2019

  • "What a find!"

    This cottage is stylish, comfortable, well equipped to an excellent standard and spacious. It also has the added benefit of an allocated parking space. The location is great for walking and there is a good bus service for exploring other villages and towns if you prefer not to drive. Kirby Moorside is warm and welcoming with a good range of shops, cafes and pubs, can't recommend enough.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Oct 2019

  • "Kirkbymoorside was a good base for us to see places of interest ."

    The Smithy was very comfortable and spacious . The Deli opposite was great to get sandwiches made up with your choice and some lovely homemade cakes . Fish and chip shop just up the road which was good .

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2019

  • "Really a home from home."

    Comfortable, attractively furnished, lovely attention to detail with a bottle of wine, biscuits and milk left for us, with tea, coffee and sugar provide, so lovely to be able to make a hot drink after a long day of travelling and unexpected. We did bring tea towels and washing up liquid, but even those were provided. Lovely neighbour who was really helpful and a lovely village with everything you need on your doorstep. The store cupboard with everything labelled deserves to win a prize!...We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would stay again.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Aug 2019

  • "I have just returned from my holiday at The Smithy, Kirbymoorside, Yorks."

    I was absolutely delighted with the Apartment which was spacious, immaculately clean, tastefully decorated and had everything one could want. There were only two of us but the accommodation would easily suit two couples with two children. The beds were very comfortable and the bedding first class. The complimentary bottle of wine and box of biscuits was a thoughtful gesture. The people in Kirby are friendly and the area has a relaxed pace about it. Every convenience was to hand...the people who run the Deli opposite were very helpful and accommodating. I would highly recommend The Smithy. Carole.

    Reviewed by Carole5.0Jun 2019

  • "The Smithy was beautifully furnished but still homely and the location completely suited our plans."

    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by Eric5.0May 2019

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  • First floor property, set over two floors
  • Two bedrooms; 1 x first-floor double bedroom, 1 x second-floor double bedroom
  • First-floor bathroom with walk-in shower, separate bath, basin and WC
  • Second-floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Second floor sitting/bedroom
  • Kitchen
  • Dining Room
  • Sitting Room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Dishwasher, fridge/freezer, electric oven and hob, washing machine, TV and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Allocated off-road parking space and secure bike storage
  • Balcony area with table and chairs
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • 5-minute walk to restaurants, pubs and shops
  • Property does not accept children under 16 years

The property

Hidden away within the town centre of Kirkbymoorside is this first-floor apartment, displaying a clever blend of modern charm and character features.

The Smithy forms part of a beautiful Grade II listed building in the conservation area of the town and promises a romantic retreat for a couple or a small family getaway, for those seeking to explore this wonderful portion of Yorkshire.

After situating your car at its sought-after allocated parking space, climb up the steel staircase to find this welcoming property.

After a busy day exploring, you and your loved ones can curl up within the sitting room, where you will be charmed by the contemporary combination of large sash windows, beamed ceilings, wood flooring and the tasteful furnishing to compliment.

Beyond here, is a well-appointed dining room, where the family can gather to enjoy a delicious meal and plan the days ahead.

Next, is the well-equipped kitchen, benefiting from a dishwasher, a traditional Belfast sink and an electric oven and hob.

After a long days walk, dip into the warming bath tub, perfect for unwinding in an evening with a well-deserved glass of wine.

Completing the ground floor is a double bedroom, finished with a stylish touch.

Follow the staircase up to find the impressive master bedroom, complete with a double bed and a door leading into an additional sitting room.

Enjoy your morning coffee and paper whilst relaxing on the small balcony area with overlooking views of the town.

A mere stone’s throw from the apartment are a number of restaurants, pubs, delis and shops for picking up your holiday amenities.

The property is ideal for walkers with the entire North York Moors National Park to explore, packed with countryside locations, steeped with a rich history.

Alternatively, the quaint village of Pickering is close by, where you can visit The North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Pickering Castle and the Beck Isle Museum.

Make The Smithy your Yorkshire base for a delightful family getaway.

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About the location


Pickering 6 miles; Helmsley 5 miles.

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 is a charming place, full of Yorkshire character, and is the centre for the local farms and villages. Visitors will find a variety of shops from tea rooms, pubs and restaurants to antique shops, while there is a market day on Wednesday. The excellent walking and magnificent scenery of the National Park are close by, as are the picturesque villages of Hutton-le-Hole and Lastingham. Pickering is the base of the North York Moors Steam Railway - a ‘must do’ day out for all visitors to the area. Castle Howard, York, Whitby and the Yorkshire Coast are within easy driving distance.

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Note: access to property is via a steel staircase, not suitable for guests under 16-years old.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas