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The Bull Pen - Goathland

Goathland, North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • This is a fantastic base for keen walkers, cyclists and nature-lovers
  • Enjoy stunning views and breathtaking walks right from the doorstep
  • A romantic holiday cottage in a beautiful North Yorkshire village
Property code: G0140

Beautifully converted from a traditional cowshed, this unique and beautiful hideaway makes an exquisite couple's retreat set in a tranquil village in the heart of the North Yorkshire countryside.

Welcome to this unique and beautiful hideaway set in one of Yorkshire's prettiest villages. Architect designed and converted from a traditional cowshed with no expense spared, the cottage is fabulously appointed and benefits from a host of additional services. A stylish and sophisticated interior, simply stunning views and the delights of a North Yorkshire country village a short stroll away – it makes the perfect couple's escape.

Tucked away on the edge of beautiful Goathland, the property enjoys uninterrupted views of the North York Moors, a truly wild and gorgeous landscape. A visit here is a chance to absorb the spirit and values of a simpler life, to relax and recharge.

The cottage is a sympathetic conversion of historic stone barns and offers a unique boutique one-bedroom luxury retreat. Designed to be the perfect bolthole for couples, everything about the place shouts grown-up glamour, from the honesty drinks tray to the luxury welcome goodies.

With a host of extra services, you'll feel seriously pampered from the moment you arrive. The easy pared-back style makes it a wonderfully restful getaway that boasts every essential of the modern hide-out, from the wood burners (inside and out!) to the roll-top bath, outside swing bench and much much more.

A handsome colour scheme of greys and greens with natural fabrics, old beams, heavy stone sills and traditional rendered plasterwork allow you to appreciate the original building whilst enjoying all modern luxuries. The sitting room features a lovely linen-covered sofa with an aged leather armchair, English Oak dining table and sheepskin rugs to make sure you're nice and cosy. There's a large wall-mounted Smart TV and Wi-Fi is provided if you want to catch up online. The traditional wood burner finishes the scene perfectly. The shaker-style kitchen is finished in a traditional style and has a washing machine, ceramic hob, electric oven, microwave and a Nespresso coffee-maker along with well-equipped cupboards with high-quality utensils, crockery and glassware for the cooks among you.

At the other end of the hallway is the fabulous bedroom with a state of the art en-suite bathroom and large walk-in rain shower. The bedroom is an understated but opulent combination of simple styling with the wonderful addition of a cast iron roll-top bath with brass taps sitting beneath an old oak beam. Hand waxed doors and wardrobes feature throughout. Inside the wardrobe, even the coat hangers and shelves have their own hand-stitched linen covers! With crisp white cotton bedding, comfy throws, cushions and soft mood lighting, you won't want to get out of bed.

To the front of the property is a large enclosed wild grass and alpine garden. At the back is a wonderful private covered dining area with wonderful views over your own woodland and wildlife pond. There's also an outdoor wood burner, a swinging bench and a BBQ so you can take full advantage of those balmy summer days! Throw open the stable door and settle down to a long lazy lunch over a bottle of fizz. Soak up this bucolic heaven and see if you can spot the wild roe deer and barn owls who are often daily visitors.

There is so much to enjoy outside this wonderful holiday home. Guests are welcome to use the paths over the owner's private estate which is a conservation showpiece and home to over 80 species of birds. There's plenty of lockable storage for your bikes, and extra wellies are provided if you fancy a hike across the fields without ruining your best boots! Footpath maps are available on request.

  • 1 double bedroom with bath
  • 1 en-suite shower room with walk-in shower and WC
  • Washing machine, ceramic hob, oven, microwave and coffee maker
  • Smart TV
  • Wood burner
  • Garden with BBQ, furniture and wood burner
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no children
  • Pub and shop within 0.5 miles
  • Whitby 9.5 miles
  • Dinner service at the farmhouse Friday and Saturday evenings – please enquire when booking
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

The location of the property is just magical. On the edge of Goathland village (famous as the location for the TV series Heartbeat), it's within easy walking distance of everything this stunning moorland village has to offer. There are a handful of gorgeous little tea rooms, sweet village shops where time stands still, a post office and several hotels and pubs – all offering good food and all within a 500-metre walk from the cottage.

The train station at Goathland is also well known as it was featured as Hogsmeade station in the popular Harry Potter films. Today this beautifully preserved heritage station is part of the North York Moors Railway line from Whitby to Pickering. You can hop on a steam train here throughout the year and enjoy a traditional ride through some truly stunning scenery.

If you enjoy the outdoors, you are in heaven here as the cottage is set at the heart of the North York Moors National Park. There are walking trails in every direction and the countryside is just breathtaking. See if you can discover one of the several waterfalls in the area including Mallyan Spout, Falling Foss, and Thomason Foss.

The property is surrounded by fabulous biking country. There are miles of empty country roads, endless off-road tracks and the Dalby Forest Mountain Bike Trail Centre with graded routes to suit all abilities from novice to adrenaline junkie. The 'Moor to Sea Cycle Network' connects Scarborough, Whitby, Dalby Forest, Pickering and Great Ayton in a stunning series of moorland, forest and coastal loops. There are around 150 miles to explore, through the very heart of the North York Moors National Park.

Take a tour of the impossibly pretty towns and villages in the area, including Egton (8 miles), Danby (15 miles), Castleton (18 miles) and Rosedale (15 miles). The quaint village of Beck Hole is just a mile down the road and boasts one of the smallest and best-preserved pubs in Yorkshire – head down to the river behind the Mallyan Spout Hotel and enjoy a breathtaking walk along a footpath through the estate to this pretty hamlet. Or head up on the high moorland of Castleton Rigg (18 miles), we guarantee on a clear day it will take your breath away.

A few miles east from here takes you to the stunning North Yorkshire coastline, a heady mix of rugged clifftops, peaceful bays and pretty fishing villages. With long sandy beaches and all the traditional seaside trimmings of yesteryear, this is proper bucket 'n spade territory. That's not to say it's stuck in the past, in fact, the coast's villages and towns combine the traditional with the contemporary effortlessly, with trinket shops and tea rooms sitting alongside upmarket champagne and oyster bars.

This region is best known for the gorgeously gothic town of Whitby. Playing host at one time to Romans, Saxons, Celts and Danes amongst others, the town's rich heritage is immediately obvious. Straddling the river Esk and dominated by the 13th century ruins of the Abbey on the East Cliff, Whitby's crooked cobbled streets and picturesque harbour have been a magnet for artists and tourists alike for centuries.

Although you could happily spend the weekend mooching about the independent shops, bars and cafes along Whitby's bustling medieval streets, it's well worth striking out to sample some of the other coastal villages nearby. Robin Hood's Bay is one of the most popular coastal locations in Yorkshire, or the UK for that matter. The village is a maze of cobbled streets and higgledy-piggledy houses which seem to tumble down towards the sea. Sandsend, Staithes and Runswick Bay are also all within easy driving distance, each with their own unique charm.

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jo 22nd September 2023

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The Bull Pen was without doubt the best self catering place we have stayed in for a long time. The attention to detail was outstanding, cleanliness was immaculate, extremely cosy and comfortable. Cosy evenings in front of the log burner beautiful view and very quiet, we really didn't want to leave. The owners were so lovely and made us feel really Read morewelcome. Goathland is very special to us and we love the village. Can't wait to return! Hide

Reviewed by Helen 1st September 2023

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Super property in a lovely location. Very well appointed. Surroundings and views fantastic.

Reviewed by Dale 14th July 2023

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An absolutely beautiful gem. The excellent attention to detail is obvious when you open the front door. The furnishings are of the highest quality and the kitchen is perfectly equipped. Both outdoor seating areas are tranquil places to sit and absorb views of the Yorkshire countryside. The location is perfect for exploring the area via the various Read morefootpaths around Goathland and Whitby, Scarborough, Grosmont, Staithes and Robin Hood's Bay are only a short drive away. We didn't want to leave! Hide

Reviewed by James 9th June 2023

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Fantastic property and location.

Reviewed by Paul 2nd June 2023

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Reviewed by Paul 5th May 2023

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Our cottage was exactly what we needed for a relaxing & restful break in wonderful countryside, Our hosts were there if we needed them but also allowed us our space to enjoy our time at the cottage. Everything we needed was provided including a welcome basket which was really appreciated.

Reviewed by Stephen 17th March 2023

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Superb conversion of an old farm building equipped to the highest standard,the welcome hamper was amazing and the huge basket of logs lasted all week which is very unusual,will definitely stay there again

Reviewed by Jane 22nd December 2022

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Lovely location. People friendly. Definitely worth visiting

Reviewed by Estella 28th October 2022

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A lovely private cottage, in a quiet farm setting at the end of a lane but close to the village centre . Parking, bike storage and hoses for cleaning off the Moor Mud! Lovely views from the window with the wonderful bonus of a beautiful barn owl and her babies to look out for at dusk. Goathland is a delightful village with friendly pubs and tea rooRead morems and excellent access to many places of interest. Hosts are friendly and helpful. We had a great week at The Bull Pen. Hide

Reviewed by Heather 14th October 2022

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A gorgeous cottage in the perfect setting. The views are incredible. We saw wildlife in their nature setting which is so good. The cottage is so well set out and so cosy. We will definitely be going here again. The bath is a winner.

Reviewed by Brenda 23rd September 2022

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This is a beautiful high standard cottage, situated of the edge of the village of Goathland. It is very quiet with an abundance of wild life to see from the windows and gardens. Very convenient for visiting other area of North Yorkshire Moors and Coast.

Reviewed by Derek 16th September 2022

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Fantastic quality accommodation in a wonderful location ideal for walking, coast etc. great outdoor area with bbq and wood fire to enjoy the evening. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Bernie 2nd September 2022

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We spent the first week in September 2022 in the Bull Pen. Having read the reviews from other guests our expectations were high, Chris and Clare did not disappoint. The cottage design was really well thought about and shows a great eye for detail, everything that we could think of was there. Added to this our hosts gave us the feeling that nothing Read morewas too much, we went with a vision and a plan and ticked every box on our list. Chris and Clare thank you it was a real treat. Bernie & Cindy Hide

Reviewed by Christine 26th August 2022

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The cottage was in a prime location looking out over the beautiful North Yorkshire Moors. We had a great welcome by Chris and the welcome basket was amazing. There were great facilities for anything you would want to do on a self catering break. One of the best accommodations we have stayed in and would happily go back for another break. In fact weRead more have looked at this already. We saw deer on a morning which was an amazing sight. The garden and barbecue area were fabulous. Hide

Reviewed by Richard 12th August 2022

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Bull Pen was a pleasure to stay in. Chris and Clare made us feel very welcome. The views from the property were wonderful. A barn owl flew along the valley most evenings and a Roe deer and her youngster could be seen every day. A basket of food goodies and a bottle of wine when we arrived were very much appreciated. All in all a super holiday venueRead more. Hide

Reviewed by David 8th July 2022

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The property was perfect. Chris and clare are great hosts striking a balance between being around and offering local advice on places to eat/visit and letting you get on with your break. The farm and accommodation are in the most tranquil and idyllic location and because they manage the farm with conservation in mind, they encourage in a fabulous rRead moreange of wildlife! The Bull Pen is very cosy and well equipped, with all the modern gadgets but very tastefully decorated. Well done Chris and clare. Hide

Reviewed by Mary 1st July 2022

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Reviewed by Yvonne 24th June 2022

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A beautiful renovation in a glorious setting . Gorgeous inside and out. We didn't need the car all week.

Reviewed by Louise 3rd June 2022

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A beautiful and stylish cottage in an idyllic location. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, especially the local wildlife which included daily visits from a barn owl and several Roe deer, just perfect!

Reviewed by Bernard 16th May 2022

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A wonderful cottage in a truly idyllic location. Stylishly appointed. Friendly and professional owners. Highly recommended.

Reviewed by Jayne 25th March 2022

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The Bull Pen is an exceptional cottage and an idyllic base from which to explore and experience the Yorkshire Moors. It is tastefully furnished and decorated to create a luxurious space, which is at the same time homely and practical. The equipment provided also indicates a thoughtful anticipation of the needs of guests. A hamper with delicious locRead moreal produce added to the warm welcome from Clare and Chris. Hide

Reviewed by Sydney 7th March 2022

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Good base for touring the east coast. Owners very obliging.sorry we missed the owl and the dear. Will stay again.

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