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Wood Cottage

(Ref. 1025549)

Chop Gate near Stokesley, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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47 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a brilliant week at Wood Cottage."

    It is perfectly located to explore North Yorkshire and the cottage is well equipped and beautifully decorated. The cleanliness was incredible and it was a cozy comfortable spot to have lazy evenings after busy days. Jo and Rob who own the cottage on their working farm were so friendly and accommodating. Nothing was too much trouble and they were great to allow our daughter to help feed the sheep and cats. Highly recommend Wood Cottage to everybody it is great!

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2023

  • "Beautifully appointed cottage in a lovely setting."

    Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023

  • "A wonderful cottage in an idyllic setting."

    Robert and Jo always on hand with help, nothing's too much for them.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2023

  • "An amazing cottage with all required amenities and just so clean."

    Easy to find and it is out in the countryside but not far away from townships of Stokesley or Helmsley. Plenty to do for a young children nearby or walkers for those interested in hill walking. For the children I recommend, Woldie lavender farm (lavender farm but has numerous activities for children, such as a maze that contains activities and much more), Bird of Prey Centre at Helmsley and Monk Park Farm. Cannot help but enjoy the holiday on this working farm.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Aug 2023

  • "A faultless and comfortable stay at Wood Cottage."

    Equipped with everything you need for a peaceful and relaxing break. Cleanliness of cottage was spotless, quality of furnishings was excellent. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Karen5.0Jul 2023

  • "We really enjoyed our stay here - even the weather was good!"

    Robert and Jo, the owners, were so welcoming and helpful, the cottage was comfortable and spotless, we could walk straight out onto the moorland from the back door. We'd be very happy to go back and would recommend the place unreservedly.

    Reviewed by Guy5.0Jun 2023

  • "Wood Cottage is spotlessly clean, well maintained, and very comfortable."

    It has quality and charm. Robert and Jo have put a great deal of thought into the cottage and equipped it as they would want to find a holiday home if they were renting. Despite being very busy on a working sheep farm just coming the end of the lambing season they made us very welcome, without being in any way intrusive. We really appreciated the extra touches, a basket of Yorkshire treats and fresh flowers in every room. It was peaceful, quiet and the perfect place to relax. Unlike a previous reviewer we had no problems at all on local lanes, and nor did we have any problems whatsoever with the track through the farm leading to the cottage or the parking area. The track is well maintained and there's ample space in front of the cottage for parking. In all, one of the best holiday homes we've ever rented. Thank you both!

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0May 2023

  • "Beautiful cottage in stunning location ."

    Immaculately presented by very welcoming owner. Quite the nicest we have stayed in- and there have been many!

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0May 2023

  • "We had a wonderful break at the cottage, only wish we had stayed longer."

    The cottage was beautiful with everything we needed and more, I love the little touches, things like that make your stay that little bit extra special. The beds where very comfortable, we are now buying new pillows and possibly a new mattress as we sleept so well. The owners were very welcoming and accomadating, taking time out of there busy day to show us around the farm and introduce our girls to the baby lambs.....big hit they've not stopped talking about Bingo and Wriggles. Thanks again for a wonderful stay, we hope to return again after such a lovely break.

    Reviewed by Hannah5.0Apr 2023

  • "Wood Cottage is an outstanding property in a beautiful setting."

    It is spotlessly clean, excellently equipped and a real home from home. It was a joy to return to the relaxing comfort and wonderful views after a day enjoying the surrounding countryside. Could not recommend more highly.

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Mar 2023

  • "A gorgeous holiday cottage - spotlessly clean, comfortable and well equipped."

    Beautiful views from the house and a lovely quiet location - with lots of nearby walks. Plenty of places to explore in the area. Robert was really welcoming and friendly, and we really appreciated the basket of food treats left for us to enjoy! We will definitely be back :)

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, a great place to escape to if you want peace and quiet."

    It would be fun to return to when the farm is at "work", sheep and lambs etc. Even watching the turkeys pottering about (being silly birds) over morning coffee was fun! Cottage was clean and comfortable, and the owner, Robert, was always on hand to help or just chat. One minor point. The mats on the twin bedroom floor were rather slippery, and could be a hazard without special care.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cottage is immaculate, everything you could possibly need is provided for."

    Robert is always on hand if you need help with anything. The perfect Host. Can only highly recommend this cottage and place for a super holiday.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Nov 2022

  • "This property is situated in the most beautiful location."

    Perfect for walking and sightseeing. The cottage is decorated to such a high spec and oozes quality and consideration from the Denby crockery to the fresh flowers and free goodies. Every little detail has been thought out. I can’t recommend this place enough.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Oct 2022

  • "Perfect cottage in a perfect setting, very well equipped, incredible scenery, plenty of wonderful walking, cycling straight from the door."

    The farmer made us most welcome and was very helpful and informative. We enjoyed interacting with the very friendly sheepdog and seeing the other farm animals. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Oct 2022

  • "We have very much enjoyed our fourth stay in this spotlessly clean, well designed, beautifully furnished, decorated, equipped and located cottage."

    As ever, a very warm welcome from Robert, complemented by the vase of fresh flowers and welcome basket of goodies. Despite having a working farm to run, Robert never failed to prioritise our comfort and well-being and checking that all was well. The cottage has been a huge contributor to a lovely week’s holiday.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Sep 2022

  • "What a fantastic view from property."

    The main thing that hits you is the total silence apart from the odd animal noises. The road to and from the farm is narrow single track with passing places, we are from Lincolnshire so used to it, the track to the cottage is bumpy and I found that turning in farm fard and reversing through cottage gate was the best way. If your from less rural areas should slow down and enjoy views from lefthand side road when out traveling and be prepared to give way to farm vehicles. The walks are hilly, some are close by and some 5-15 minutes away they are rewarding though , the pubs are local 4 between 1/2 and 6 miles, a little pricey but good but rewarding resting and the real homebred locals are so friendly,

    Reviewed by Terence4.4Sep 2022

  • "Everything was excellent"

    Reviewed by Lynn5.0Sep 2022

  • "Excellent cottage."

    Everything you need for a great holiday. Lots of attention to detail. Lovely welcome basket and fresh flowers in the rooms, very nice touch. Very friendly owner and his four legged friend Trixie was entertaining

    Reviewed by Gillian5.0Aug 2022

  • "Fantastic cottage!"

    It was extremely clean and well equipped as well as being in a beautiful location. The owner was very friendly and helpful - we would definitely return.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Aug 2022

  • "Wood Cottage was among the best cottages we have stayed in over many years."

    A friendly welcome from the owner, a perfect setting and lovely walks without getting in the car. Definitely a Great Escape!

    Reviewed by Francis5.0Jul 2022

  • "As we already said: perfect lovely cottage, owner paid attention to details, much appreciated."

    Beautiful surroundings. We will come back!

    Reviewed by Karin5.0Jul 2022

  • "A lovely cottage to stay in."

    It is super clean and well cared for, with good facilities. It’s so very peaceful with far reaching views, and you can’t help but relax! The owner Robert is very informative and helpful and nothing is too much trouble. It is the sort of place that warrants a return! A little gem.

    Reviewed by Geoffrey4.7Jul 2022

  • "Was the best place we've been scenery all round wildlife to so relaxing Robert ..."

    Was the best place we've been scenery all round wildlife to so relaxing Robert the owner was brilliant full of information would go back will recommend to everyone

    Reviewed by L5.0Jun 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Wood Cottage helped by having warm sunny weather."

    The cottage is very well located, equipped and maintained. The host was very friendly and helpful. A perfect relaxing break for my wife and I.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2022

  • "An excellent property, apart from beautiful surrounding countryside."

    Very clean inside and owner made us feel nothing was too much trouble. Would visit again if we get the chance.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2022

  • "This is a top-quality cottage in a delightful situation with a friendly and helpful owner."

    I would totally recommend it

    Reviewed by Max5.0Jun 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful property."

    The owners were fabulous and the cottage perfect. Its locations is stunning.

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0May 2022

  • "We had a great holiday here, everything was catered for with a warm welcome from the owner."

    Cottage was super clean and well equipped. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0May 2022

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Wood Cottage."

    The most peaceful beautiful setting and we felt cosy and comfortable. We were made to feel so welcome by Robert who made us feel very much at home. Our daughters loved seeing the lambs and other animals. Amazing stay and we will go back!

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting."

    We’ll equipped and very clean, it is just like the online photos. Would definitely recommend as a base for walking in the local area, exploring further afield and just relaxing enjoying the cottage, views and tranquility.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely cottage in a beautiful location, Robert & Jo couldn’t have made us more welcome."

    Plenty to do with wonderful walks and places to visit, nearby pubs offering quality food and drink, all in all a very enjoyable week.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Mar 2022

  • "Excellent location, beautiful setting, very comfortable cottage and very helpful owner all key ingredients that gave us a wonderfully relaxing holiday."

    The welcome pack was very generous and the best one we have ever had.

    Reviewed by John5.0Mar 2022

  • "Enjoyed a great week at Wood cottage."

    Very peaceful and relaxing.The house was very clean,comfortable, and covid safe. Robert(the owner) was very welcoming and on hand if we had any issues which we didn't. We would love to return to Wood cottage in the near future. Thank you for putting in all the effort to make our stay so enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Samantha5.0Feb 2022

  • "Wood Cottage is exceptional in every way."

    The upside down layout works very well, and is tastefully furnished and very comfortable. The welcome basket was very generous in size and content. Robert and Joanne were perfect hosts and one of the nicest couples we have ever met, and we look forward to returning to Wood Cottage in the near future.

    Reviewed by Jenny5.0Oct 2021

  • "Wood Cottage was amazing!"

    From the magnificent views to the beautifully decorated contemporary interior. There was everything needed for a break away . The cottage was extremely well equipped, there was even a breadmaker! The hosts were very helpful and the welcome pack was the best we have ever had. We would recommend Wood Cottage.

    Reviewed by Philip5.0Sep 2021

  • "I can’t emphasise what a great holiday we had in Wood Cottage."

    Our hosts could not have been nicer even if the dog is a bit bonkers! Set in the most glorious countryside we have vowed to revisit.

    Reviewed by Alasdair5.0Sep 2021

  • "Wood cottage is just magical, a peaceful little haven."

    The owner, who runs a very busy farm, is very helpful and always on hand to offer help and advise. This is our 4th visit and we will be visiting again.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2021

  • "What a beautiful cottage and area, so very peaceful."

    We were greeted by Joanne, cake, a bottle of wine and Trixie (sheep dog) and made to feel very welcome. The cottage was exceptionally clean and well equiped and comfortable. I will now have to get a new bed at home as I slept so well. Easy to get to places of interest - Robin Hood's bay, Whitby ( advise to use park and ride), Lord Stones Park (amazing views), Ripon, Stokesley and many more. A very restful holiday.

    Reviewed by John5.0Aug 2021

  • "A beautiful cottage in a really lovely location."

    The owners could not have been more thoughtful or kinder: from the generous welcome pack of goodies, to the gorgeous bunches of flowers in every room to rushing out with cushions when they saw us sitting on the wooden garden seats. For all that they were not in any way intrusive. An issue with the fridge was dealt with immediately and Robert offered to transport my husband (who is not very mobile) around the farm on one of his all terrain vehicles. Cottage well equipped and spotlessly clean, my neurotic questions about how Covid secure things were were answered promply and in a reassuring way before we arrived. I could go on ... and on... but it was a really magical week and our teenagers loved it too. Thank you Robert and Jo-Anne. Thank you Sykes.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Jul 2021

  • "A beautiful clean cottage, decorated and furnished to a high standard and a great welcome by the hosts."

    One of the best stays we have ever had. Good WiFi despite the remote location was a bonus! Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jul 2021

  • "Wood Cottage is a fantastic holiday home."

    One of the cleanest holiday homes we’ve ever stayed in. So comfortable and furnished to a very high degree. The owners, Robert and Jo-Anne are great hosts. It was the little touches that made it so special. Fresh flowers in bedroom and lounge plus cookies, cake and wine left for us. Could not recommend highly enough.

    Reviewed by Jean5.0Jun 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic thought at first a bit isolated but it was perfect the views were heavenly and the owners were great."

    Certainly knew you had a holiday it was really great the wildlife was great we didn't need to go anywhere else it was so relaxing would definitely go again.

    Reviewed by Eilleen5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a beautiful location."

    Fantastic hosts who care about the people staying there. Really really good place to stay with amazing walks on the doorstep. We stayed for 3 weeks and we didn't want too leave. Loved it.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Sep 2020

  • "Brilliant cottage in a lovely location."

    Very clean & everything that you would need in a self catering cottage. The cake on arrival was hugely appreciated & we all thoroughly enjoyed it! Owners were very friendly, as were the sheep, ducks, turkeys & sheep dog.

    Reviewed by Roberta5.0Aug 2020

  • "Stunning location, welcoming hosts, very clean, cosy and comfortable."

    Reviewed by Sara5.0Jul 2020

  • "Very welcoming hosts who were v generous with the delicious cake, bread, eggs and wine."

    Lovely quiet location. Very comfortable cottage in which to relax. Great part of the world.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Mar 2020

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  • Reverse-level accommodation
  • Two ground-floor bedrooms: 1 x double, and 1 x twin
  • Ground-floor bathroom with P-shaped bath, shower over, basin, and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • First-floor open-plan living space with kitchen, dining area, and sitting area with electric stove-effect fire
  • Electric heating with electric stove-effect fire
  • Electric oven and hob, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, WiFi, Smart TV
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot, stairgate and highchair available
  • Off-road parking
  • Patio with seating
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop within 7.2 miles, pub within 1.5 miles
  • Note: This property rests on a working sheep farm

The property

Stokesley 7.9 miles.

Enjoying spectacular views of the amazing North Yorkshire Moors is this picture-perfect stone cottage, resting on a working hill farm close to the village of Chop Gate, and within the North York Moors National Park.

Providing an idyllic retreat for four guests who want to be within natural surroundings and on the doorstep of their outdoor adventure, this homely and reverse-level dwelling is the perfect choice.

Wood Cottage, so named because it stands next to the gate leading to the wood, is a lovingly renovated 200 year old barn and makes delightful living accommodation.

Once here take in the extraordinary views of Raisdale and Bilsdale before stepping inside to discover the ground floor, home to two bedrooms, including a pretty twin room, and a lovely double bedroom, with king size bed, both with delightful bedding and furnishings to make you feel at home.

Also resting on this floor is the bright and spacious bathroom, where a bath with a shower over is housed for you to freshen up in, with a cloakroom next door too for added convenience.

Move upstairs to find the heart of the home within the first-floor open-plan living space, where the beautiful fabrics and furnishings have been carefully selected to keep the cottage light and pretty.

From here you can take in the fabulous views of the surrounding countryside or relax on the sofa in front of the stove-effect fire.

Ensure the group enjoys a hearty meal after a day of walking on the North York Moors by rustling up a fabulous dish in the amply-equipped kitchen, complete with an electric oven and hob, dishwasher and fridge/freezer, with a country-style dining table to sit around and tuck in.

Make use of your own patio space and garden outside with seating so you can rest and relax within this divine location, surrounded by magnificent scenery.

Enjoy views across the open countryside which includes a field barn, the only one in the area, and the stone-walled fields so typical of the farmland hereabouts.

A short walk in any direction provides a site for a picnic; making this the ideal base for a family holiday, romantic break, get together with friends or just the chance to unwind and get away from it all; or put on your walking boots and begin discovering the expansive North Yorkshire Moors in all their heather-clad beauty, where many routes coincide, as well as the 110-mile long Cleveland Way running close by.

Enjoy fabulous countryside leading through woodland, fields, hills and dales over towards the Wainstones and beyond.

Chop Gate, 1/2 a mile from Wood Cottage, offers a pub that serves local food.

For guests willing to travel a little further, the village of Great Broughton is 4 miles away and offers several local pubs with restaurants and just 7 miles away is the market town of Stokesley with a traditional high street, a weekly market and monthly farmers market.

There is also an excellent leisure centre with swimming pool and gym, and a 9-hole golf course, driving range and crazy golf.

Travelling from Wood Cottage in the opposite direction brings you to the picturesque market town of Helmsley in the Ryedale area.

You can stroll around the market and grab coffee or lunch in one of the many cafes, or hotels and even try out the local ice-cream and handmade chocolates or visit the stick man who made Nanny McPhee's magic walking stick.

Discover the delightful village of Great Ayton, or head over to Whitby where a host of seaside attractions await as well as a beautiful beach, with the fabulous Whitby Abbey overlooking the town and reached via the challenging 199 Steps, perhaps travelling here by steam train from Pickering, 45 minutes drive away from Wood Cottage, with the North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway.

Other nearby attractions include many National Trust properties, Captain Cook's monument, Roseberry Topping, Flamingo Land, Castle Howard and the historic city of York.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 1126877, together sleeping six guests.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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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.

Please note: This property comes with a good housekeeping bond of £150.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas