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The Old Forge

Stillington, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 30893)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi


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51 Customer Review(s)

  • Mr Walker

    “Located in the beautiful village of Shillington .”

    Cottage was secluded and oh so comfortable,within easy reach for shopping and local interests.Will certainly go back.

    Cottage was secluded and oh so comfortable,within easy reach for shopping and local interests.Will certainly go back.

    - Mr Walker, December 2020

The property

Quietly tucked away off the main street in the delightful village of Stillington, is this charming 18th century detached cottage.

Once a working forge, this pretty little cottage makes a perfect romantic hideaway for couples to enjoy the beautiful surrounding countryside of the Howardian Hills with easy access to the historic city of York and picturesque market towns.

With all ground floor accommodation, there is a spacious open plan living area with a high-pitched beamed ceiling, modern kitchen and comfortable sitting area.

The charming double bedroom leads off from this, with an en-suite shower room.

Outside the cottage, is an enclosed courtyard garden; a lovely sheltered spot to sit and relax in the sunshine.

A short stroll brings you to the local amenities in this popular village, with pubs, an Indian restaurant, fish and chip shop and a village shop.

Walkers and cyclists are spoilt for choice with tracks in abundance in the immediate area, whilst the hourly bus service to York enables guests to leave their car behind to explore this fantastic city.

A must is the Jorvik Viking Centre, the National Railway Museum and the famous York Minster.

The nearby historic market towns of Easingwold and Thirsk both host weekly markets in their cobbled squares, lined with independent shops, tea rooms and inns and picturesque Helmsley has a wonderful display of colourful hanging baskets during the summer months.

With easy access to the stunning scenery of North Yorkshire Moors and the east coast seaside towns of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey, this attractive cottage is well placed for a varied and interesting holiday.


  • All ground floor
  • One king-size double bedroom with en-suite shower, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.
  • Electric panel heaters with electric woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, Nespresso machine, fridge and dishwasher
  • Smart TV with Freeview, Netflix and ITV player (please bring your own login details)
  • DAB radio
  • WiFi
  • A selection of books and games
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen, electric blankets and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking
  • Enclosed front courtyard garden with patio, four seater furniture and parasol
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: As there is no washing machine, there is a Laundry service on request via the owner

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About the location


Easingwold 4 miles; York 10 miles; Malton 15 miles; Helmsley 13 miles.

Stillington is a very pretty, small rural village lying half way between York and Helmsley. The village has a Post Office/shop, several high-quality pubs, Indian restaurant, fish and chip shop, hairdressers, sports and social club and antiques showroom. A network of footpaths and bridleways lead from the village to the beautiful surrounding countryside of the Howardian Hills. Stillington is close to the lovely Georgian town of Easingwold, plus Thirsk, Ripon, Harrogate, York, Malton and Helmsley are all within easy reach. The stunning North York Moors, Rievaulx and Fountains Abbeys, and Castle Howard are nearby. Further afield are the seaside resort of Scarborough and Flamingo Land Theme Park. An ideal base all year round.

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