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The Old Windmill

Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors
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This property is managed by Original Cottages info_outline

Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Sat
Dogs welcome 1
5 star
Towels included
Internet access
Decorated for Christmas
Shop nearby
Pub nearby
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At a glance

  • A fabulously quirky place to stay with circular rooms, winding staircases, and beautiful views
  • Light up the BBQ in the courtyard and enjoy peaceful views over neighbouring paddocks
  • The three snug rooms include a double and two single beds, making it perfect for a family

Property code: OC-Y100

This is truly a one-of-a-kind property! Each floor houses a different living space and the views from the very top are spectacular. The delights of the North York Moors are on your doorstep and you have a pretty little garden too. This historic windmill is set in the traditional village of Kirkbymoorside, gateway to iconic Farndale in the North York Moors National Park – the display of daffodils here in the spring are spectacular. Explore the town’s gift and antique shops as well as independent cafes, pubs and hotels; two lovely delis and a bakery will ensure you can easily get all the ingredients for some home-cooked Yorkshire fare. Helmsley is 6 miles away and has shops, a castle and a bustling market square; Pickering and the famous North York Moors Steam Railway is 7 miles away.

The windmill is set over four floors, with each level separated by 12 steep steps. Enter the front door and find a small hallway – a handy place to store muddy boots and coats – and the cosy lounge with beamed ceilings and a Smart TV, books and games. From here, a door leads out onto the patio. On the first floor is the kitchen/dining room with views over the rooftops of Kirkbymoorside and a bathroom with a shower. A pretty bedroom with a king-size bed is on the next floor and after that there is a single bedroom with cute vintage furniture. The top floor features the fabulous original herringbone domed ceiling and has, as you can well imagine, spectacular views. A day bed folds out as needed and there’s a hanging seat here too. Children would need to be supervised in this room as there’s an open rail that leads to the steep staircase.

Outside a large shed can provide secure storage for bikes and has a BBQ and outdoor furniture that guests are encouraged to make use of in sunny weather. It also houses a washing machine and tumble dryer.

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 2 singles
  • 1 shower room with a WC
  • Electric oven with a ceramic hob, fridge/freezer, microwave
  • Washing machine and tumble dryer in an outside shed
  • Welcome pack
  • Smart TV with Netflix, BT Sport, ITV Hub, iPlayer etc.
  • Courtyard garden
  • Private parking for 1 medium-sized car
  • Shared driveway
  • Secure storage for bikes
  • Shop 200 metres, pub 200 metres, beach 26 miles
  • Please note, all rooms have circular walls and the stairs are steep and winding
  • The top-floor bedroom has an open rail that leads to a steep staircase – children need to be supervised
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • 1 dog allowed. Additional charges may apply

Amanda Flett

This property is personally managed by Amanda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 22 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Rachael 23rd February 2024

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A really charming place to stay, perfect for a weekend away. Well equipped and with a selection of books and board games to keep you occupied! The location was ideal - close to shops if you want to cook in the lovely kitchen and with a choice of pubs and takeaways within walking distance if you'd prefer, as a group of old friends wanting to spend aRead more weekend catching up it was the perfect base. Would happily visit again, hopefully soon! Hide

Reviewed by Jenny 31st October 2023

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Reviewed by Donna 22nd October 2023

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Reviewed by Mark 30th August 2023

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Reviewed by Jay 20th August 2023

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The old windmill is a very different place to stay from the normal very comfy lounge to chill on a night time great shower Clean and bright bedrooms with great views from all windows . The windmill is just 5 min walk from the lovely self sufficient village . Beware the drive way is very tight to park near windmill but there is parking near by

Reviewed by Paul 6th August 2023

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Reviewed by Chris 6th August 2023

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Overall very good. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and I fulfilled a wish to stay in a windmill. A point is lost for location due to difficult parking access. Very narrow, requiring mirror retraction and not helped by a Volvo estate parked too close to the entrance for the first 3 days. The difficulty of access should have been highlighted in the dRead moreescription with the advice that a small car would be an advantage. Hide

Reviewed by Sidonie 2nd May 2023

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Reviewed by Heather 9th April 2023

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Reviewed by David 25th March 2023

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Reviewed by John 20th February 2023

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Reviewed by Mark 22nd January 2023

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Reviewed by Peggy 22nd December 2022

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Reviewed by Lorraine 27th November 2022

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Reviewed by Anita Louise 11th November 2022

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Reviewed by Stuart 3rd October 2022

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Reviewed by Karen 12th September 2022

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Reviewed by Kim 14th August 2022

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Reviewed by Sharron 30th July 2022

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Reviewed by Gemma 6th June 2022

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Reviewed by Judith 9th May 2022

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Loved the windmill, clean, comfortable, warm and very well equipped. Access drive is very, very tricky particularly in reverse. It would be helpful to advise street or market square parking. Shower door very narrow. I think a 9 00 am time to vacate is unreasonable now particularly as we had to strip and bag bedding and towels and most places have gRead moreone back to 10 00 am. Hide

Reviewed by Sally 22nd March 2022

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