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Ailsa Cottage

Great Broughton near Stokesley, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1056331)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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

Reviews & Ratings

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6 Customer Reviews

  • "Alisa cottage is a fantastic place to unwind and an excellent base to explore North Yorkshire."

    The place was warm, comfortable and extremely relaxing and is located in a beautiful village on the very edge of the countryside. There are some fantastic pubs serving excellent food, just a very short walk from the cottage. Thanks to Jayne for her kindness and generosity during my stay, I am hoping to plan another visit later this year, David Bolland, Dubai

    Thanks for your kind comments David- glad you enjoyed your stay. Jayne. Property Owner

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at this beautiful cottage."

    Very comfortable, lovely garden. A great base to discover lots of stunning places in North Yorkshire,

    Reviewed by LucyOct 2021

  • "A wonderful cottage in lovely surroundings, which served us very well for the week."

    Extremely comfortable with everything we needed. Perhaps a second shower would've been handy with six of us staying there, but it was still a lovely place to stay.

    Reviewed by BeverleyAug 2021

  • "I could not find an assessability statement in the property folder."

    Guests should be warned of the various changes in floor levels throughout the property & the semi circular style staircase. A second shower in the en suite bathroom would have been more convenient for 6 guests.( stated by several guests in visitor book) Drive very narrow for large vehicles. The fridge was rather small for storing food for a party of 6 self-catering. Otherwise, a well equiped spacious property & good sized garden.

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2021

  • "Superbly equipped cottage in a peaceful location."

    Perfect for a relaxing holiday.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2021

  • "The cottage is warm, clean and comfortable and met all our needs."

    We stayed for a week visiting the local attractions and returned to our lovely cottage to relax in the quiet garden. We celebrated with our friends for their 40th Wedding Anniversary at the local pub where we enjoyed a very nice meal. I would highly recommend this cottage and Sykes without hesitation and would certainly visit again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by CatherineJun 2021

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  • Four bedrooms: 2 x doubles (one with en-suite bathroom bath and shower) 2 x singles
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Dining room with electric log effect fire
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with underfloor heating in kitchen and main bathroom with electric log effect fire and wood-burning stove
  • Electric double oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking available
  • Enclosed back garden with lawned area and outdoor seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 2.7 miles; pub 0.3 miles

The property

Stokesley 2.7 miles.

Lying in the quiet village of Great Broughton within the stunning landscapes of the Yorkshire Countryside, you will find the delightful dwelling of Ailsa Cottage.

Ideally positioned on the edge of the North York Moors, this characterful cottage presents families or groups of friends with the ultimate base for an action-packed adventure with your loved ones.

Feel the warm and welcoming ambiance of this lovely cottage as you make yourself at home in the restful sitting room, admiring the charm of the exposed stone fireplace and the traditional woodburning stove that lies within.

Grab some tasty treats from the pretty kitchen, complete with all the essential appliances such as an electric double oven, hob, fridge and freezer, helping you to rustle up some delicious home-cooked meals throughout your stay.

The adjoining utility room can be found hosting both a washing machine and a tumble dryer is a handy space to clean off your mud-splattered clothes, before freshening up in the well-designed cloakroom.

Across the way a spacious dining room with a beautiful feature fireplace with an electric log-effect fire offers a fabulous space to wine and dine with friends and family, as you exchange your most memorable moments from the holiday so far.

Climb the staircase up to the first floor and discover four lovely bedrooms consisting of two doubles, one with an en-suite bathroom with bath and shower, and two singles, as well as an airy family bathroom boasting a large bath with an overhead shower, so that you can choose how to best prepare for the day ahead.

Indulge in breakfast alfresco out in the garden, making the most of your wonderful surroundings whilst the children play happily on the lawn.

When you can just about tear yourself away from this gorgeous home-away-from-home, be sure to grab your bikes from the secure storage space and set about on an exhilarating cycle through the moorlands.

Take in the incredible vistas of this magnificent National Park with a hike along The Wainstones or up the National Trust owned Roseberry Topping.

Enjoy the Cleveland Way and Lyke Wake walk which are both 2 miles from the cottage as well as the nearby coastal path.

Tour the eerie 14th century ruins of Mount Grace Priory, another fantastic National Trust owned property as well as the Abbeys of Riveaulx and Byland as well as Fountains Abbey which is a little further away.

Visit the neighbouring town of Stokesley, home to the birthplace of Mrs S Henty and the picturesque Packhorse Bridge, where you can enjoy a relaxing stroll along the River Leven before grabbing a bite to eat in one of the many local cafés.

A pleasant drive away lies the popular Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo, an excellent day out for the whole family to enjoy!

Great places to visit include Whitby, Runswick Bay or Robin Hoods Bay, all within an hour from the property.

With so much adventure awaiting your arrival, Ailsa Cottage is the perfect choice for your next group holiday by the North York Moors.

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About the location


Great Ayton 3 miles; Saltburn-by-the–Sea 14 miles.

Stokesley is an attractive, elegant, historic market town which was mentioned in the Domesday Book of 1086, with many interesting Georgian and Victorian buildings. The River Leven flows through the town and is crossed by the ancient Pack Horse Bridge. Levenside provides visitors with a peaceful riverside walk, well planted with trees, as a contrast to the bustle of the High Street. The town has a distinguished wide cobbled main street lined with Georgian and Regency buildings. It is well served with shops, banks, public houses and restaurants and the weekly Friday markets are held on the main square. Just off the market square is the Church of St Peter & St Paul which has woodwork carved by the Mouseman of Kilburn. Surrounded by the Cleveland Hills and close to the northern edge of the North York Moors, Stokesley provides an ideal base from which to explore the Yorkshire Dales, the heather clad North Yorkshire Moors and the pretty market towns of Great Ayton, Northallerton and Thirsk. The seaside spa resort of Saltburn is 30 mins drive away whilst Whitby, Runswick Bay and Robin Hoods Bay are within easy reach.