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1 Belle Vue

Osmotherley near Northallerton and Thirsk, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 934987)

4.9

Outstanding

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "The cottage was beautiful and spotlessly clean."

    There were fresh flowers and a homemade cake waiting for us when we arrived. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2022

  • "Well equipped cottage with a lovely garden."

    Close to the village and interesting walks. Owners very thoughtful and helpful. Perfect ! We will return.

    Reviewed by KytheJul 2022

  • "Lovely communication and everything exactly as described"

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2022

  • "The only suggestion is to identify a suitable alternative for parking."

    Our wee car fitted ok in the driveway, but a bigger car would not.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Belle Vue."

    It is a beautiful cottage in a lovely friendly village,complete with three pubs. The perfect spot if you like walking as we do. We would recommend it to anyone.Thank you to the owners.

    Reviewed by BrianJun 2022

  • "Had a lovely break."

    Cottage was very comfortable with all facilities needed. Welcome cake was very popular. Would definitely stay at Belle Vue again

    Reviewed by TomMay 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with great facilities."

    Very well equipped kitchen and the cottage layout works well. Photos give a good representation of the cottage but those of the garden don't do it justice - its actually much larger than it looks and we really enjoyed sitting out in the garden which is not overlooked. Thoroughly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by JuliaApr 2022

  • "Great location, clean and comfortable bed."

    Lovely welcome of cake, eggs,flowers and card.Pleasant gardens.Parking for estate car only possible by leaving garage doors open onto short driveway. Downstairs ensuite too cold to be comfortable. Upstairs bathroom only heated by small fan heater on wall so wouldn't like to stay in cold weather.Various floor levels between rooms and outside steps to access property and garden requires mobility.Personally would feel overcrowded if 6 people in this cottage. Was fine for 2-4 adults in sunny weather.

    Thank you for your feedback. We take criticism seriously as we put our heart into the care for 1 Belle Vue. My number is provided to all guests and we ask them they let us know of any issues as we want you to have the best experience possible. We have never previously had any issues with heating highlighted by any guests. We wished you would have contacted us as we would have happily provided additional heaters for your use as well as confirmed any additional parking requirement as there is extra roadside parking to use as well as the garage. The cottage is over 120 years old so we are unable to convert the access as we wish to retain Belle Vue's original charm. Should you wish to visit again, please contact us with any concerns and we will be able to help. Kind regards Property Owner

    Reviewed by AngelaMar 2022

  • "We had a fantastic Christmas week at Belle Vue - thank you!"

    Fiona had thought of everything, from lovely festive decoration to a well-stocked kitchen. Such a cost spot. The cottage is situated in a beautiful village too, a great base to explore n.Yorkshire from. Would definitely recommend and we hope to come back!

    Reviewed by HannahDec 2021

  • "The cottage was just as described, it was very comfortable throughout and well equipped , the home made cake and bowl of eggs made us feel welcome, thank you."

    Perhaps the only problem was the tv reception being a little patchy. The location, close to the village centre and with easy local walking was ideal. We would definitely stay here again.

    Reviewed by AnthonyNov 2021

  • "Glad to get home to our own beds."

    Beds very hard we all woke each morning with backache. Furniture in living room not much better. Small tv. Log burner full of ash had to empty it before use. Rose bush at front door needs cutting back. Parking on the road a bit of an issue. Did not realise there was that much woodchip wallpaper still around. Was it worth the money paid? Definitely not.

    Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry our beds were not to your preference, we do not usually have this issue raised by our guests. The mattresses are new and specially designed for hotel use and should deliver a high comfort level. I note your comments on the ash left in the log burner, this is actually how we keep the log burner working efficiently as it is advised to leave some ash for continued use. Lastly, I'm sorry to hear you had trouble with the parking, this is advertised accurately on the listing page for our guests Property Owner

    Reviewed by RichardOct 2021

  • "We had a great time, the cottage is just gorgeous!"

    It’s very well equipped, warm, clean and very comfortable. We will definitely be returning!!

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2021

  • "I Belle Vue Osmotherley is a lovely quirky ( in a pleasant way) cottage situated just outside the village."

    Its a fairly easy walk to the pubs, fish and chip shop, café and small shop of the village along a path, narrow at first but gets wider after a 100 yards or so. Pubs have decent food and lovely outside areas, there are walks you can take from straight outside the cottage door. The owners whom we spoke to and met are responsive and care about the cottage itself. Fiona's husband came round the next day with a replacement light bulb, Fiona left a cake and eggs for us ,most appreciated. Cottage was clean, tidy and as described. The upstairs lounge is a good size for 6 people, but would benefit from side/drinks tables for the chair and second sofa and the kitchen and dinning table is slightly bigger than the photographs imply. Kitchen is well equipped so cooking is a possibility . All bedrooms were lovely, beds, bedding and mattresses comfortable and despite being on a main road the double glazing works really well to keep external noise out. Our only issue, not a big one was ,that access to the side and rear garden is only through a bedroom upstairs, a bedroom shower room downstairs or the front door and up some outside stone steps. As I have said not a big issue but should be borne in mind during a period of summer rental when using the lovely private rabbit filled garden and drinking or eating al fresco. As others reviews have said the downstairs toilet is very small, its separate from but accessed through the large shower room from the downstairs bedroom and is quite tight ( it can also be accessed from outside). Parking is also tight and any large, long car requires opening of the garage to ensure the rear end does not overhang the pavement and onto the road. You can find other parking in the village and can park on the road outside the cottage however that road is busy . I expect parking in the village is difficult in summer. This is a quality cottage. Its owners care about it and have furnished it with items appropriate to its age and style. Its very clean and provides a comfortable stay. We have stayed in many cottages over the years and this is one of the nicest. If ever returning to this area Belle Vue would be our first choice. Thanks for a great stay. Fridlington family.

    Reviewed by KevanOct 2021

  • "A perfect stay!"

    Located in the 'picture postcard' village of Osmotherly, the cottage was amazing and exceeded all our expectations. Beautifully decorated, spotlessly clean and fully equipped, plus a pretty garden with tables and chairs to enjoy the sunshine and the views. The rabbits were an absolute delight as were the birds and squirrels. You can walk into the village, about 5 - 10 mins & there is a lovely village shop, a cafe & 3 pubs. We tried out all 3 (of course!) and can recommend them all, particularly the Golden Lion for evening meals (delish & not expensive). We visited Scarborough & Robin Hoods Bay (fab places) York, Northallerton, Saltburn, Helmsley, Byland Abbey (free entry), Mount Grace Priory & took the steam train from Pickering to Whitby. We'd recommend them all especially Scarborough and Saltburn. The moors are stunningly beautiful as are the walks around the area. We 100% recommend the area and the cottage. The hosts were fab, very helpful and totally lovely. To find a freshly baked cake (didnt last long!), fresh eggs and flowers were such a kind and thoughtful touch, thank you. Over the years, we've stayed in a lot of rental cottages & can honestly say this comes out on top. Add in such a lovely area with so much so close by to see and do, it WAS a perfect stay. Go, stay in Belle View too, you wont be disappointed. We'll be back!

    Reviewed by TimothySep 2021

  • "This is a beautiful cottage, lovingly & thoughtfully planned & decorated, with every comfort catered for."

    Will definitely come again. It’s in a beautiful part of Yorkshire, there are 3 pubs within walking distance & a great village shop.

    Reviewed by AmandaAug 2021

  • "Thank you for the cake and eggs."

    A lovely welcome. Lovely bed linen and beds very comfortable . The only thing was the downstairs toilet was hard to use with not enough space around it and both toilet seats were wobbly. Lastly, we would have loved a chest of draws in each bedroom as there was nowhere to put clothes but on the chairs and so much lovely space. The other furniture was lovely though :) thank you for a lovely stay, cottage and lovely village and pubs :)

    Thank you for feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay at Belle Vue. Thank you for the suggestion regarding the additional draws within the bedrooms, we will look into this and where possible look to add additional. We are glad to see you loved your stay and enjoyed the local village. Property Owner

    Reviewed by SuzanneAug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with a nice garden."

    Excellent location.

    Reviewed by MartinJul 2021

  • "An excellent cottage in lovely setting on the outskirts of this Yorkshire village."

    The centre being a mere 10 mins walk and housing 3 pubs, an award winning fish and chip shop and small store. If you do need a bigger store or more food options Northallerton is approximately 15 mins by car The cottage was immaculate when we arrived and exactly as described. Fiona (the owner) had even gone to the trouble of leaving a lovely home made cake and a large bowl of fresh eggs from "her Girls" as a little welcome. Sadly we had to cut our stay short due to a family issue but we hope to return soon to finish of our holiday and tick off the places we didn't get to see this time would highly recommend

    Reviewed by MarkJul 2021

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable and the owner had worked really hard ..."

    The cottage was very clean and comfortable and the owner had worked really hard to put some beautiful touches throughout the cottage and she was so lovely and helpful

    Reviewed by KarenJun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage with garden."

    Highly recommended. Helpful owner. Ideal location for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors.

    Reviewed by ShaunMay 2021

  • "Despite the wet weather, this well appointed spacious cottage was a welcoming place to come back to and relax."

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "Fantastic cottage in a great, rural location."

    Very cozy and comfortable with everything you'd need for a self-catered getaway. Comfortable, king size bed in the master bedroom on the ground floor is perfect. Osmotherley village is tiny and really pretty. There are two pubs, a fish & chip shop, a coffee shop and a corner shop. The cottage is a 5 minute drive from the moors, so serves as an ideal base for exploring the amazing National Park. We'd love to visit again in the future!

    Reviewed by AlexMay 2021

  • "A very comfortable and immaculate cottage with attractive gardens and plenty of places to sit out."

    The rooms have been fitted out with care and style and the kitchen is very well equipped. We also appreciated the "welcome" extra touches greeting us on the kitchen table!

    Reviewed by LornaMay 2021

  • "We had a fantastic stay and we absolutely loved the cottage."

    It was so pretty. You can tell the owners take great pride in it and want to ensure you have a great holiday. We arrived to a gorgeous fresh sponge cake and eggs from the owners farm. The front garden is full of lovely blue coloured plants and pretty window boxes. In the back there is a big garden with lovely plants and great views. The amenities in the cottage are brilliant with everything you could ask for and more. All of the windows have lovely white shutters which gives the place a lovely feel. The village itself has plenty to offer (3 excellent pubs, fish and chip shop, café and great walks on your doorstep). Would love to return one day soon. Thanks

    Reviewed by ClaireApr 2021

  • "Fiona was an excellent host."

    The cottage was ideal in terms of its location as it is only a five minute walk to the centre of Osmotherley. It is very cosy, well equipped and has a beautiful garden. It was also extremely clean. I would definitely stay here again and recommend to friends and family. Thank you for a wonderful stay. Angela Greig and family.

    Reviewed by AngelaJul 2020

  • "Nice quirky cottage Had everything we needed and a good location for exploring the surrounding area"

    Reviewed by NoelNov 2018

  • "Extremely comfortable cottage in a very central location."

    Reviewed by LindaSep 2018

  • "Cottage was ideal for what we wanted, but when it said Osmotherly was in a village we thought there would be normal village shops but there wasn't,just one tiny shop that had hardly anything in it,you had to drive to Northallerton which was 6 miles away if you needed anything."

    Reviewed by RosemarieAug 2018

  • "We had a very comfortable stay at Belle Vue cottage - it was very homely and had all the facilities we needed."

    We especially liked the lounge on the second floor which was light and cosy. Osmotherley is a lovely village with a handy shop selling basic provisions, a very nice coffee shop with fantastic cake and 3 pubs. We ate at the Golden Lion twice and would recommend. Only had a drink at the Three Tuns because, unusually for a pub it stopped serving food at 6pm - really only a lunch time pub. The village is in a great location to easily access the Moors, the Dales and the Coast and we explored all three. Also had a great day out in York which is only 40 minutes drive away (park at Rawcliffe Park and Ride). There is a lovely walk from the village to Mount Grace Priory and Cod Beck reservoir (approx. 6 mile circular). We visited Runswick bay and Whitby, Hutton Le Hole, Helmsley, Leyburn, Redmire and Castle Bolton (with a ride back on the Wensleydale steam train). Also recommend Sutton bank for cycling/walking with amazing views. The only word of warning about the cottage is that if you have a long car ( we have a Landrover Discovery), the driveway is very short and the back of the car hangs over the quite busy road so a bit precarious getting things in/out the boot. Also once parked you can't access the freezer and washing machine in the garage! This is just a small thing though - we had a great stay.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2018

  • "We stayed here as we were attending our sons wedding in East Harsley village hall."

    There was plenty of room for 6 people and having two bathrooms made life easier for everyone getting ready for the big day. My husband and I went on a couple of walks from Osmotherley village and Cod Beck was so peaceful. The Three Tuns have a lovely little beer garden for the thirsty walker which was very relaxing.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2018

  • "Everything about this cottage was exceptional, well laid out with every possible utensil you could think of."

    The village itself was quaint and friendly with three fantastic pubs all serving great food Will certainly be going back.

    Reviewed by JohnJun 2018

  • "A lovely cosy cottage, well equipped and beautifully furnished."

    The kitchen is excellent with everything you could possibly need for self catering. The flowers and cake when we arrived were a lovely touch and much appreciated. Osmotherley is a picturesque village with great pubs and a nice cafe. Details on local walks were provided in the cottage and the couple we did were really enjoyable. A very enjoyable stay and hope to return.

    Reviewed by DianeMay 2018

  • "Lovely cosy cottage and great location."

    Everything you could want and more. Thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to booking again.

    Reviewed by ChristineMar 2018

  • "The cottage was so well equipped with every conceivable item of crockery and cooking gadgets."

    . a true home from home. We visited at new year and the Christmas decorations were superb, right down to festive fleecy bedding and throws. The village is quiet which suited us but has 3 pubs 2 of which (Golden Lion and Three Tuns) were excellent.

    Reviewed by LizDec 2017

  • "Very nice cottage in a nice village."

    Reviewed by DavidJun 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage in a picture perfect location."

    The cottage is decorated and furnished to a high standard and is very well appointed. Just a five minute walk from three great public houses. A great base to explore North Yorkshire. Would go back in a heartbeat.

    Reviewed by StephanieMar 2017

  • "Very well appointed cottage."

    Thought there would be road noise but heard none. Lots of good walking in the area.

    Reviewed by Warren PaulMar 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage which had everything we needed."

    Lovely garden and views which unfortunately we could not enjoy this time as the weather was not very good. Excellent walks all around. A 5 minute walk to 3 pubs and fish and chip shop in village. Handy for sightseeing as only a 5 min drive to A19.

    Reviewed by StephenNov 2016

  • "The cottage is beautifully decorated and very cosy."

    It's also within easy walking distance of some good pubs and walks. Fiona was a lovely host who went a long way to make sure we were comfortable. We particularly appreciated the starter pack for the fire, the cake and fresh flowers on arrival and the excellent kitchen equipment.

    Reviewed by SallyOct 2016

  • "We really loved this cottage: beautifully presented and equipped, lovely gardens, wonderful moorland walks nearby, including The Cleveland Way which is stunning, three great pubs in the village, and the owners were extremely helpful."

    We've visited dozens of cottages over the last few years and this stands out as the best.

    Reviewed by AnthonyAug 2016

  • "What can we say one word fab."

    Beautiful cottage. clean everything you could need. lots of lovely touches.lovely and welcoming owner. dont want to say too much or it will become too popular and we wont be able to book to go back, which we will as soon as possible..

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2016

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Summary

  • Over two floors
  • Three bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super king with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor basin and WC
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • External utility in garage
  • First floor sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Electric storage heaters with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer and washing machine in external utility, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, highchair, stairgate and fire guard on request
  • Off road parking for 1 car (Suitable for a Land Rover Evoque)
  • Secure bike storage in garage
  • Lawned side and rear garden with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 10 mins walk, pubs 5 mins walk
  • Note: There are steps from one room to another in the house and steps to access the garden
  • Sorry, no children under 2 years
  • During the winter months the owners require at least 48 hours notice prior to arrival to allow them to heat the property to a suitable temperature

The property

1 Belle Vue is a delightful double-fronted period cottage.

Originally two cottages and a dovecote it is now an exceptionally pretty honeyed sandstone cottage with a pantile roof.

Within a short stroll of the quaint village of Osmotherley on the western edge of the North York Moors National Park this cottage is a perfect choice.

A quintessentially English cottage dating back some 200 years, this cottage is charming throughout and is decorated in a classic country style enhancing the character.

The master bedroom offers a super king size bed with an en-suite shower room to create a perfect base on the ground floor.

There are two further bedrooms on the first floor one of which has French doors leading onto the upper garden and the third bedroom has a king-size bed with a window seat taking in the lovely views of the Hambleton Hills.

The sitting room is such a cosy room with the woodburning stove at the very heart of the cottage.

Every comfort is catered for here from the two bathrooms, the woodburning stove, the secure bike store, to the lovely garden.

The garden has been cleverly planned to create various areas, all taking in the delightful views over the Hambleton Hills, the Vale of York and Arncliffe Woods.

You can while away the time sitting on one of the window seats watching the world go by, particularly walkers on one of the long distance walks which pass by here.

Osmotherley is a perfect choice for exploring this beautiful area whether your choice is walking, fishing, touring or just enjoying the beauty all around.

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location

OSMOTHERLEY

Northallerton 7 miles; Thirsk 11 miles.

Osmotherley is a picturesque North Yorkshire conservation village, with grass and tree lined streets set on a small hillside on the western edge of the North York Moors National Park, nestling between the Cleveland Hills to the east and the Yorkshire Dales to the west. Osmotherley is very popular with cyclists and walkers with the Cleveland Way and the Coast-to-Coast long distance footpaths passing close by and it’s also the start (or finish!) of the famous Lyke Wake Walk. Osmotherley has attractive stone-built houses centred around an old village cross with three pubs, a picturesque coffee shop, a well-stocked general store and a fish and chip shop. The nearby market towns of Northallerton, Stokesley, Helmsley, Thirsk and Ripon with its famous racecourse, have cobbled market squares, quaint little alleyways awash with cosy tearooms and lovely delicatessens, all offering excellent shopping and weekly markets. The historic cathedral cities of York, Ripon, Durham and Newcastle are all within an hours drive, as well as the spa town of Harrogate; this great area has something for everyone.

Please note, this property does not accept children under 2 years

- During the winter months the owners require at least 48 hours notice prior to arrival to allow them to heat the property to a suitable temperature.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas