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Wildflower Cottage

Houlsyke near Danby, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 1235)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • View on map


  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Smoke-free Smoke-free
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
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  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Mrs Troup

    “We really enjoyed our week at Wildflower cottage, it was a great place for walking and peace and tranquility.”

The property

Danby 2 miles.

A charming, semi-detached barn conversion set in an elevated position on the owner's smallholding, with stunning views over Danby and Great Fryup Dale.

Spacious throughout, this Danby cottage appeals to families and friends looking to stay in peaceful surroundings, but within easy reach of the popular coastal town of Whitby.

Exposed timbers, wooden floorboards and a woodburner give this Danby cottage great character and make it an ideal place to come back to after a busy day exploring this beautiful area.

Downstairs, is a large kitchen and dining area, which hosts the woodburner, whilst on the first floor is a comfortable sitting room.

Warm and welcoming throughout, this Danby cottage is furnished in a country style, with quality furnishings.

There are superb walks from the door, and the location is ideal for exploring this unspoilt part of North Yorkshire.

Close to this Danby cottage is the pretty village of Lealholm, with stepping stones across the river, two charming tea rooms and a small garden centre.

Enjoy a meal in the friendly local inn with real ales and good food or picnic by the river on a warm, summer day.

Spend some time in Whitby with its cobbled market square, quaint streets and excellent array of restaurants and shops, while the long, sandy beaches are perfect for children, with donkey rides and colourful beach huts.

With both the moors and coastal areas to explore, this Danby cottage provides a wonderful holiday home.

This property adjoins Ref: 1575, together they sleep 8.


  • Three bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x ground floor king-size double, 1 x cabin style twin which is better suited to shorter adults or children
  • Ground floor bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area with woodburner and views over stable yard
  • First floor sitting room with exposed timbers and magnificent views over open countryside.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven, microwave, fridge, washing machine, use of owner's tumble dryer and freezer in outside utility, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, video
  • Oil, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Ample off road parking
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome at £20 per pet
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Stabling available
  • Village shop and pub 2 miles
  • Note: The property is on a smallholding, and is accessed via an unmade farm track
  • Note 4 adults, 2 children
  • Note from 2020 only children over 12 allowed

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About the location


Staithes 10 miles; Whitby 15 miles; Guisborough 10 miles.

The village of Danby nestles in the beautiful and peaceful Esk Valley in the heart of The North York Moors. The village has two pubs (both serving food), a bakery, a tea room and a health food shop. There is also an excellent National Park Visitor Centre at Danby Lodge – an historic building set in 13 acres of riverside pasture, with facilities which include exhibitions, nature trails and tea rooms. Danby also boasts the ruins of a 14th century castle and the only remaining working water mill on the River Esk. The scenic Esk Valley Railway line runs through the village on its way to Whitby. The quaint moorland villages of Hutton-le-Hole and Lastingham, the market town of Pickering, the city of York and the Yorkshire Coast villages of Staithes, Saltburn and Robin Hood’s Bay are all within easy touring distance.

Note - From 2020 this property will only accept children over the age of 12.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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