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Hazel Chalet

Ampleforth near Helmsley, North York Moors & Coast (Ref. 903685)

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  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Hazel chalet is set in a quiet little area very close to Helmsley, So visiting interesting sights such as Rievaulx Abbey is literally 30 mins drive."

    We had a great stay..and would book again

    Reviewed by CaroleAug 2019

  • "The chalet was impeccably clean the bedding smelt amazing!"

    Directions were easy to follow and precise. Handy to have pamphlets of local amenities and things to do too. Cannot speak highly enough of our accommodation and holiday, will most definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by AaronAug 2019

  • "I love Hazel Chalet and also Damson which I stayed in last year."

    It is a lovely, peaceful spot and a good base for travelling to see all that's on offer in N Yorkshire. The only criticism would be the entrance/exit close to the house can be tricky in wet weather.

    Reviewed by BarbaraMay 2019

  • "Had to cancel due to weather and illness no refund but discount on next booking offered went to book and requested that discount but good none offered."

    So debated in verbal offer.would have gone back on regular basis but custom list and I wouldn't go back again.

    Reviewed by StephanieDec 2018

  • "Yes just one negative we would have liked to have been informed as to the fact it is close to a main road as we did find it quite noisey a lot of the time."

    We did book hoping for a quiet weekend.Having said that though now we know where it is situated we would still stay again just take some ear plugs.

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2018

  • "Me and my wife stayed at hazel lodge with our two dogs we had a great time the lodge was very warm and very cosy it was very clean it had everything in the lodge we needed and the owner Mr Menzies is a true gentleman, I will recommend this to family and friends ."

    We will definitely go back ...100%

    Reviewed by DarrenOct 2018

  • "The chalet was up to what we expected."

    The place was clean and tidy with all the items we needed for the week. The bed was very comfortable. For the price, we felt it was good value. We have paid more for other locations which were not up to the standard of Hazel. Commend Mr Menzies on his hospitality and friendly welcome. Jim and Jenny Robinson

    Reviewed by JamesOct 2018

  • "Poor external lighting made it difficult to find our chalet in the dark, as the name 'Hazel' had fallen off."

    It is in desperate need of a steam clean inside and out to remove thick black mould around all windows and shower base. There was a strong foisty smell of damp.Thick cobwebs outside the front door and roof need to removed as this give the place a dirty feel. Cobwebs also on the inside around window frames. Windows do not seem to have been cleaned for years. Thick dust on kitchen utensils hanging up. Sharp screws sticking out where the carpet joins the kitchen lino.

    Reviewed by GraemeOct 2018

  • "Really enjoyed staying in the chalet."

    It is well situated to access all different types of outdoor activities. Chalets looked a little run down from the outside but they are in the process of being refurbished and inside the refurbished chalets are amazing. The chalet I stayed in has not been revamped but was comfortable and had everything I needed. I would recommend that this chalet stay as a two bed as the others on that particular site have been revamped with couples in mind. I believe this is a good place for a family, couple or lone person and dog (me)!

    Reviewed by BarbaraSep 2018

  • "The cottage was excellent if you want to take a break from the city."

    Highly recommend!

    Reviewed by MarcinAug 2018

  • "Everything was great a bit dated but very clean and comfortable would definitely use again"

    Reviewed by JoyJul 2018

  • "Good lodge."

    Really needs new mattress as got sore back. Like the way the lodge is old style and has all that's needed.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2018

  • "I made 4 phone calls to Sykes because the key collection details (phone number) didn't work."

    On the morning of my departure to North Yorkshire, I was advised to go to the Chalet and the keys would probably be in the door. As it turns out the keys were in the door! The Chalet is VERY dated and in places starting to look run down. On one side of the double bed, the mattress has a depression. So, only one side of the double bed was usuable. For £60 a night, it is not worth the money.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2018

  • "Basic facilities but very cosy and comfy."

    Just what I needed to switch off from a busy life. Nice location. There is a lot of things to do nearby in Ampleforth and Helmsley.

    Reviewed by CristinaApr 2018

  • "Lovely cosy little chalet."

    Well equipped. Beautiful scenery & views.

    Reviewed by AlisonMar 2018

  • "Very comfortable property everything you need for a couple ."

    Very warm and cosy as we were staying during the extreme snow event and were snowed in for a few days . Owner very helpful, will return later in the year to see the places we could not get to because of the snow

    Reviewed by HywelFeb 2018

  • "Very helpful owner, phoned us the day before arrival warning us about the risk of snow making it difficult to get our car right up to the chalet, in fact upon arrival we were able to get parked right outside without any problem."

    The chalet was already cosy warm, with plenty piping hot water. We were made to feel very welcome and found it a great place for a relaxing time, away from it all. No phone signal or wifi at the premises was an added bonus! Local pubs served excellent drinks and food, they were more than happy to accommodate our little dog. A great location, plenty to see and do nearby, highly recommended.

    Reviewed by IanDec 2017

  • "Great directions & communication Most hospitable greeting."

    Lovely chalet fit for our purpose very cosy & comfy . Would highly recommend to anyone who needs a base to venture out into the amazing yorkrkshire countryside Close to Helmsley great little market town or Thirsk same Stapleton arms and Angel Inn at Hightop to be highly recommended for food. Our stay in Chalet made our Christmas complete especially as it snow’d day we left so picturesque .

    Reviewed by StephanieDec 2017

  • "The Chalet was very cosy and quaint."

    It was perfect for a couple or a person holidaying alone.

    Reviewed by KatyNov 2017

  • "A beautiful quiet getaway."

    Left alone which is always nice. Very clean and comfortable.

    Reviewed by StevenJul 2017

  • "Very friendly welcome."

    The accommodation was basic but very quaint. Lovely area. Great local pubs.

    Reviewed by PhilApr 2017

  • "Lovely location and great little chalet, small but well organised space, well equipped little kitchen."

    I did this holiday without a car -- got the bus from Helmsley to Ampleforth and it will drop you off quite close, though best to walk to the village to the bus stop to catch it back -- just to show you it can be done. Found plenty within walking distance to keep occupied, though the weather was also extremely kind! Ampleforth College gift shop sells beers, liquors and ciders made on the premises, very handy.

    Reviewed by TammyMar 2017

  • "This was a very cosy but spacious property, a lovely place to stay and was well situated for exploring both the moors and the dales."

    Would definitely stay again. :-)

    Reviewed by ReanneOct 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • Open plan studio accommodation with double bed, kitchen, dining area and sitting area
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC.
  • Electric heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, TV with Freeview
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Private decked veranda with furniture plus communal grounds
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Pub and shop 8 mins walk
  • Note: Mobile signal can be intermittent

The property

Ampleforth 0.5 miles.

An attractive detached wooden chalet, on a small complex, tucked away in the heart of beautiful Yorkshire countryside near Helmsley.

Offering peace and tranquillity, this quaint Ampleforth cottage is ideal for walkers and cyclists wishing to make the most of the spectacular surrounding scenery.

With studio-style accommodation designed with a rustic charm, this Ampleforth cottage is cosy and welcoming, and offers a small kitchen and a comfortable sitting area with patio doors opening to a decked veranda, affording fine views over wooded countryside.

From this Ampleforth cottage there is an excellent network of public footpaths and cycleways, whilst a few minutes’ walk brings you to two outstanding country inns.

A short drive brings you to the popular market town of Helmsley, with its cobbled square, affluent shops, tea rooms, pubs and restaurants.

In summer time, the prolific display of hanging baskets will invite many a photograph.

There are many local attractions from this Ampleforth cottage, including Rievaulx Abbey, Byland Abbey and Duncombe Park, whilst a drive down Sutton Bank to watch the hang gliders will bring you to the Herriot Country of Thirsk.

Take an easy drive to the historic, walled city of York, with its magnificent minster, National Railway Museum and Jorvik Viking Museum.

A quirky Ampleforth cottage, surrounded by scenic beauty and sure to delight lovers of the great outdoors.

Note: This property can be booked with Ref. 903688 and 903687, together they sleep 6.

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About the location


Helmsley 4 miles; York 20 miles; Scarborough 35 miles.

The unspoilt village of Ampleforth lies on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, and is made up of a scattering of traditional houses, two pubs, a tea room and the local village shop. There are several highly-rated restaurants within the surrounding area, while the market town of Helmsley is just a short drive away with two Italian restaurants, a curry house, two hotels and two pubs. The quiet country roads are ideal for cyclists wishing to explore the hidden villages of the area, while the National Park to the north offers unique, spectacular moorland scenery and a variety of walks and cycle paths. With nearby Pickering and its steam trains to the north, Castle Howard only 20 minutes' drive away and Scarborough and the East Coast only 35 miles away, Ampleforth is in the perfect location for a varied yet relaxing holiday.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

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