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Take a relaxing soak whatever the weather
Beautiful open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Let the light flood in
Social open-plan space to relax in
Hard to believe the property's history
Get a good night's rest here
Everything you need for a wonderful stay
Handy en-suite shower room
Cook in a high quality kitchen
Twin or super-king-size, you decide
Thought and care has gone into the furnishings
Take a relaxing soak with a good book
Subtle tones decorate the property throughout
Enjoy a romantic soak with someone special
Relax with good company in the summer sun
A grand entrance with electric gates
1 / 18  Take a relaxing soak whatever the weather
2 / 18  Beautiful open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
3 / 18  Let the light flood in
4 / 18  Social open-plan space to relax in
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6 / 18  Hard to believe the property's history
7 / 18  Get a good night's rest here
8 / 18  Everything you need for a wonderful stay
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10 / 18  Handy en-suite shower room
11 / 18  Cook in a high quality kitchen
12 / 18  Twin or super-king-size, you decide
13 / 18  Thought and care has gone into the furnishings
14 / 18  Take a relaxing soak with a good book
15 / 18  Subtle tones decorate the property throughout
16 / 18  Enjoy a romantic soak with someone special
17 / 18  Relax with good company in the summer sun
18 / 18  A grand entrance with electric gates

The Old Police House

Great Ayton, North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Gorgeous escape to a former Police Station with a little nod to its history in the quirky accessories throughout, situated in Great Ayton with covered bubbling hot tub and private courtyard
  • Bring your walking boots and explore the stunning rolling hills of North Yorkshire National Park
  • Walk to the village's popular pubs, cafes, restaurants, ice cream parlour, local chippy and other takeaways within easy reach of the property
Property code: 75226

Enjoy a special break with loved ones in this beautiful converted police station, with sumptuous stylish furnishings, gates and hot tub, this relaxing retreat will provide a memorable stay.

Situated in the pretty, bustling village of Great Ayton, this stunning property offers couples and families a great location within a few miles of the North York Moors National Park. With stunning scenery to admire, tranquillity to immerse yourselves in and a wealth of activities to enjoy, you will never be bored. There is something for everyone in this area, such as walking, cycling, fishing, photography and history. At the end of a busy day, you will love returning home to this stylish property and taking a soak in the private hot tub with a glass of your favourite tipple.

 As the former village police station, this property is steeped in history, but as you enter through the gates, you will notice there is nothing historical about this house. It has been lovingly renovated to create a contemporary, chic home with all the mod-cons. Stepping through the front door, you will find yourself in the hallway which is the perfect place to cast off muddy boots and wet coats. You then move into the light, airy and spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The blend of natural stones, warm woods and sumptuous fabrics create an elegant yet comfortable feel, with the light flooding through the two sets of French doors. The kitchen is well-equipped and there is plenty of seating for everyone at the sturdy dining table.

Staying on the ground floor, you’ll find one of the beautiful bedrooms (a twin, which can also be made up as a king-size by request when booking) and its boutique hotel-style en-suite bathroom with a shower over the bath; its natural stone tiles create a sense of warmth. The second bedroom, another gorgeous king-size, is upstairs and also has a contemporary, stylish en-suite shower room. Both bedrooms are tastefully decorated and have a TV so that you can curl up under the duvet and enjoy your favourite shows.

The tasteful renovations continue outside with a large patio/courtyard with slate and chippings underfoot and clean lines and contrasting tones creating impact. There is an outside sofa for you to sit and enjoy a coffee and a newspaper or a glass of prosecco and good company. If you need to soothe your aching limbs after a day of activities, why not hop into the hot tub, sit back and relax. As it’s covered, you can make the most of it come rain or shine. There is off-road parking available for one car, with additional parking available on request."

This is the sister property to 'The Old Police Cottage' which is just round the corner!

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin zip-and-link (which can be made up as a super-king-size by request when booking) 
  • 1 bathroom and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Hot tub
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • TV in lounge and both bedrooms
  • Please note CCTV cameras cover the driveway of the house for security
  • Arrival: 14:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Perched on the banks of the River Leven, the attractive village of Great Ayton has a wonderful village vibe. With a selection of pubs, restaurants, cafes and tearooms only a few hundred metres from your door, you could eat out every night if you wanted to. As home to a young Captain Cook, there is also the Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum which allows you to explore his early life in the surrounding area. If you love to walk, from Great Ayton you can walk up to Roseberry Topping (2 miles); a prominent hill with lots of walking trails that lead up to the distinctive summit and cliffs.

The vibrant little village of Osmotherley (15 miles) is well-known as a starting point for walkers and cyclists. This gorgeous little place is real picture-postcard stuff. It also offers excellent facilities including a cafe, village stores and a fish and chip shop. If you're a bit of a foodie, this part of Yorkshire is packed with fantastic gastropubs, restaurants and delis. Situated within the western reaches of the North York Moors, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1987, Osmotherley has close proximity to lush pastures and woodlands. The western Moors play host to grand country houses, atmospheric ruins and handsome market town and the views from here are simply stunning, and there are walks and cycle routes in every direction. You very close to the famous Cleveland Way as well as many more well-known and picturesque moorland walks, some of which lead all the way to the sea.

Great Ayton’s position at the northern end of the North York Moors means the coast is easily accessible from here. To breathe in the fresh, sea air, head to seaside town Saltburn-by-the-Sea (11 miles) with its pier, cliff tramway, golden sand and clean surf.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 29 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Philip 12th April 2024

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Great accommodation everything you need for your stay. Owner very helpful with restaurants and places to visit. Welcome surprise of Hamper on arrival with treats and bubbles

Reviewed by David 1st April 2024

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Really lovely place, comfortable & well presented, nice location. Thank you.

Reviewed by Fiona 25th March 2024

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Amazing location. Amazing cottage. Book it now. We had the most fantastic time. The owners were really helpful and quick to reply. We will most definitely be back!

Reviewed by kevin 9th February 2024

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Fantastic place to stay, everything needed was available, Very comfortable and luxurious stay Very secure and safe for the pooch. Great communications from start to finish, would highly recommend. 10/10

Reviewed by Michael 14th October 2023

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Beautiful property! Nothing but positive feedback. Spotlessly clean throughout, and lovely cosy place to come back to after our days of exploring the area. Great location for exploring, we visited Mother Shipton's Cave, Whitby, Scarborough, Filey and Runswick Bay. All within an hours drive. Our 6 year old loved the fact it was an Old Police house, Read moreand our wee dog was very happy with the heated flooring! Hottub was fantastic, and felt very secure with the electric gates. Would 100% recommend Hide

Reviewed by Nas 6th October 2023

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Beautiful cottage great location. Lovely furnishings. Great hot tub. Lovely bedrooms and bathrooms. Good heating in winter. Really secure if taking dogs. Good location close to Saltburn beach Whitby Robin Hoods bay York Scarborough. Highly recommend

Reviewed by Alison 15th September 2023

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Had a lovely stay at The Old Police House in Great Ayton. Standard was high and owners responded quickly with any questions we had. Great Ayton is a lovely village, very pretty with some good eateries and local shops. Stokesley is only a few minutes by car and has any extra amenities you may wish. Only about a 40 minute drive away is Whitby and theRead more lovely Robin Hoods Bay, both worth a visit. Would definitely recommend. Hide

Reviewed by MAURICE IAN 25th August 2023

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Very nice place had everything you need for a great holiday we enjoyed our stay

Reviewed by Hayley 18th August 2023

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We travelled here with friends and our dogs. The location is excellent , never too far away from a good beach which the dogs loved as did we. We supported local business and used the local pubs and restaurants plus the sweet shop and butchers all were excellent. The bed in the downstairs bedroom has to be one of the most comfortable that I have sleRead morept in. The owners were extremely helpful and kept in touch during our stay. We would not hesitate in recommending this property thoroughly enjoyed it. Hide

Reviewed by Carl 11th August 2023

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Great location although the road could be noisy. Small courtyard but lovely hot tub. Owners contacted me before our stay with arrival information. Excellent welcome basket including fizz, scones and jam. Bring your own cream.

Reviewed by Julie 9th June 2023

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Reviewed by John 6th June 2023

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We enjoyed our stay at the Old Police Cottage and Old Police House, both properties were excellently appointed and decorated. Full instruction and guidance were provided for all the amenities. The owners Laura and Josh were readily available to discuss and sort any issues and went above and beyond to ensure our holiday was memorable.

Reviewed by Martina 19th May 2023

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Owners delightful & responsive actioning problems on arrival doing/organising what they could, as it was Friday some things had to wait til Monday. The owners were let down by the cleaning company including equipment, they responded quickly to the photos sent. Hot tub great, property beautiful, super quality beds/bedding, bathrooms stylish. Would hRead moreave been 5 stars without issues they were fixable, just needed to be reported. Would return as owners genuinely want things right for their guests. Hide

Reviewed by Paula 9th March 2023

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Fabulous,stay,property lovely,comfortable and ideal location.Definitely stay again .Lovely touch of a welcome hamper too!!

Reviewed by David 3rd February 2023

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Reviewed by David 23rd December 2022

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Lovely house, perfect for us. Two dogs and parent who can't do stairs. We felt safe the dogs could run out the front door due to the electric gates enclosing the house. Hot tub is a lovely bonus. Clean house, well equipped. Would recommend and stay again. Thank you

Reviewed by Yvonne 8th November 2022

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Reviewed by Shirley 16th September 2022

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Excellent location, clean and comfortable property. There is no washing machine in the property just to note and also no grass for dogs if you were taking them.

Reviewed by Gwen 9th September 2022

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Reviewed by Christopher 2nd September 2022

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Nice compact property with private outdoor space and centrally located for many places to visit

Reviewed by Neil 26th August 2022

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House was comfortable and secure. Hot tub was fabulous. Location not good for us as on a busy road and we had mobility scooter. Traffic very busy and paths narrow. Unfortunately a lot of selfish drivers who would park on paths so couldnt get past. No crossing in the village. Eateries were nice with good good and friendly.

Reviewed by Pamela 15th July 2022

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We had a lovely week staying at this property. Great Ayton is a lovely village which has a stream with a little waterfall and shops. It is only a 10 min drive away to Guisborough Forest, Roseberry Toppings and Kildale Waterfall and a 20 min drive to Saltburn Beach and Tees Barrage. All lovely places and dog friendly.

Reviewed by Donna 1st July 2022

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Reviewed by Debbie 3rd June 2022

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Lovely place to stay. Accommodation was excellent very comfortable would recommend, slight problem on arrival the owners were very quick to respond and sorted the problem asap. The Royal Oak in the village is excellent for food which was recommended by the owners

Reviewed by Gemma 27th May 2022

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Great house in a lovely, unspoilt, location. Hot Tub was fab and used every now night. Great location close to many local attractions and coastlines. Would highly recommend and love to stay again.

Reviewed by Karen 20th May 2022

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Lovely, comfortable, modern cottage. Ideally situated to being able to get out and about to many, many lovely places near by to visit. Good walks for the dogs and plenty of dog friendly eateries in the area and surrounding area.

Reviewed by Richard 13th May 2022

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The only fault is that we found it to be noisy in the morning due to the traffic

Reviewed by Bernadette 6th May 2022

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Reviewed by Jacqui 10th April 2022

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Would highly recommend this property. Great location and very well appointed.

27 more
Take a relaxing soak whatever the weather
Beautiful open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Let the light flood in
Social open-plan space to relax in
Hard to believe the property's history
Get a good night's rest here
Everything you need for a wonderful stay
Handy en-suite shower room
Cook in a high quality kitchen
Show 6 moreTwin or super-king-size, you decide

Location

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