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Michaelmass Cottage

(Ref. 1085226)

Castleton, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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12 Customer Reviews

  • "When leaving the property I stripped the bed."

    The pillow and mattress protectors were badly stained (not by us!). Very disappointing as the cleaner lady was outside and when I mentioned it she said she had noticed it when she made the bed up for our arrival!

    Thank you for your feedback. It is very important to us. I sincerely apologise and want to assure the guest, and any future guests, that this will not happen again. Our standards of cleanliness are normally very high, so we will be taking extra care from now on. We want all our guests to have a great holiday experience. Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Leroy4.4Jul 2023

  • "This is a delightful cottage , cosy , warm and characterful ."

    It has been renovated and maintained to a high standard and the decor and furnishings very much suit the property . Everything that we needed was there plus a lot more besides . It is homely and comfortable and we were very sad when our stay was over . The property is well positioned to visit other lovely towns villages and various attractions. We would love to return .

    Thank you so much for the great feedback Robert. We look forward to seeing you again!! Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Mar 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a very good location, all the places you need to visit are easily accessible, very good."

    Reviewed by Gail4.7Sep 2022

  • "Lovely cottage - great location (loads of walks from the door), very comfortable and very well equipped for the size."

    Only comment, you need to make sure at the kitchen window can be opened - otherwise the kitchen is going to deteriorate very quickly with damp, which would be real shame. Also could have some information on more local amenities - the mobile fish and chip van (arrived Tues & Fri evening just at the top of the street) and the cafe in Botton Village (Camphill Community) made a good walk.

    Reviewed by Sue4.7Sep 2022

  • "A beautifully presented cottage with everything you might need, such attention to detail."

    A very picturesque location and so peaceful with many lovely walks without having to go far.

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Aug 2022

  • "Very compact, but beautifully finished and presented."

    We had no complaints about its cleanliness when we arrived but when we did our farewell clean through there were a couple of points that made us wonder whether the cleaner is assiduous as should be, so marked it down a bit. It's so easy to clean it would be tempting to skimp. It was a warm week, without being brilliantly sunny like most of England. Nevertheless the central heating, which was programmed to be on, made the cottage too warm at night and we turned it off. The cottage info sheet correctly informs bin collection is on Monday, but the blue recycling bin was not collected that day. When is it collected? This should be added to info.

    Thank you for your feedback, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the cottage. We now have a new cleaner for the property. Regarding your comment about the bins, the blue bin and green bin collections alternate weekly, but following your feedback we will add some more information explaining this. We hope to see you again soon Property Owner

    Reviewed by Peter3.4Jul 2022

  • "This is a beautiful cottage for a couple."

    It has been lovingly restored by the owners who provided slippers for us to use indoors. The location is in a picturesque part of the Yorkshire Moors and is a great base to explore further afield.

    Reviewed by Linda4.7May 2022

  • "We particularly enjoyed this cottage because of the obvious care and attention the owners had given to ensure that guests enjoyed their stay to the full."

    The property was so enjoyable because of its unique decor and had a quirkiness that was very endearing.

    Reviewed by Hugh5.0Apr 2022

  • "Beautifully renovated cottage, providing everything you might need for a great stay."

    The location is excellent for visiting the magnificent North Yorkshire Moors, especially if you are a keen walker.

    Reviewed by Jane5.0Mar 2022

  • "Stunning cottage in a stunning location."

    Could not fought the cottage. Beautifully presented, clean, very comfy with everything you would need. Local pub that did great food, local shop. Great place for walks, also near train station.

    Reviewed by Tanya5.0Feb 2022

  • "Just lovely !"

    Immaculately clean and cost cottage. Perfect location for walking and biking, shops and pubs.

    Reviewed by Lisa5.0Oct 2021

  • "The cottage was perfect and decorated very tastefully."

    We had a bottle of wine and biscuits left for us , a thoughtful touch. It was situated in the lovely village of Castleton with great walks only a short drive away. There was a lovely neighbour . He was very knowledgable about the area and gave lots of useful information.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Oct 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, x 1 single
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Living/dining room with woodburning stove
  • Electric central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • On-street parking
  • Small garden with gravel and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 0.3 miles, pub 0.2 miles
  • Note: The steps leading up to the first-floor are steep, please take care

The property

Tucked away in the idyllic village of Castleton in North Yorkshire, this traditional stone-built cottage is in a superb location within the North York Moors National Park.

Michaelmass Cottage has easy access to amenities.

It is an ideal dwelling for a couple who are looking for a peaceful getaway.

Park on the road, directly outside the property.

You can unload your bags and relax. The sitting room, which has a dining area, is beamed with shutters at the windows.

It is quaint and inviting, here you can look forward to a log burning stove and curling up on the sofa in front of your favourite film on the Smart TV.

Rustle up tasty home-cooked meals in the well-equipped galley style kitchen, which includes an electric oven and hob, microwave, and a dishwasher for keeping your space tidy. There are two beautifully presented bedrooms.

The larger is a double with feature wall, fireplace, and chest of drawers.

The second is a snug single bedroom, sitting quietly at the rear of the property. There is a secluded area outside for you to sit and relax with a glass of wine.

Across the road is the ‘old man’s park’ with benches in the sun and views up Danby Dale.

You might have to share it with the sheep who love to graze there! Exploring the village and surrounding area is a delight.

You will discover a good selection of pubs and traditional inns to sample local ales and locally soured food.

Treat yourself to a scrumptious pub lunch after a day’s walking.

The Eskdale is a lovely restaurant, right next to the station, serving excellent food and wines.

The Down Arms, directly around the corner, serves traditional pub food and has a great atmosphere. Around the corner and up the High Street is a well-stocked Co-op where you can buy basic supplies, logs and sticks.

There is a delightful tearoom on the High Street.

The train station offers easy access to the surrounding villages and the old fishing town of Whitby. If you enjoy hiking, Castleton is a perfect location, it being the start of The Esk Valley Walk.

This is a fabulous long distance linear walk, which can be done in five stages, using the train or the car.

All the details are in the cottage. Nearby you will find Danby Lodge, The Moors National Park Centre, where you can pick up information on hundreds of local destinations.

The staff are very helpful.

There are a series of scenic walks from there.

Just ask the helpful visitor centre staff and they will point you in the right direction.

Their well-stocked gift shop is definitely worth a visit.

Promising an unforgettable trip to North Yorkshire, choose Michaelmass Cottage.

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About the location


Guisborough 9 miles; Pickering 19 miles; Whitby 18 miles.

The picturesque village of Castleton nestles in the beautiful Esk Valley, in the heart of the North York Moors National Park. Surrounded by stunning scenery, this bustling village offers superb amenities including two pubs, both serving great food, a convenience store, deli & tea rooms. There is a railway station serving the Esk Valley and Whitby, which also links with the steam line to the attractive market town of Pickering. The Camphill Village Trust community of Botton is nearby, with its craft workshops and shops selling home produced food, craft items and books. The historic city of York is just over an hour away, and the coastal towns and villages of Whitby, Staithes, Robin Hood's Bay and Sandsend with its lovely beach, are within easy driving distance, and well worth a visit.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
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  • Christmas