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The Bothy

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

Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Towels included
Romantic
Internet access
Working farm
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
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At a glance

  • Romantic rural retreat for two on a small family farm in North York Moors National Park
  • Plenty of beautiful nature hikes available from the doorstep
  • Take in gorgeous country views as you enjoy a glass of wine on the patio

Property code: OC-Y117

This lovely self-contained studio sits in a rural location just 2 miles outside of Pockley, a small but perfectly formed village of thatched cottages. It’s the perfect accommodation option for romantic couples who want to escape to the countryside for a little quality time alone. Explore a little further afield and you’ll discover the market town of Helmsley (4.5 miles), with its bustling market square, dramatic castle ruins and charming tea rooms. Remember your hiking boots, because you can join both the Cleveland Way and Ebor Way from here. Animal lovers will enjoy visiting the residents at the National Centre for Birds of Prey, while foodies will adore doing a little browsing at the town’s Friday market, which dates back to the 13th century. For one of the best afternoon teas in the country, check out the Black Swan Tearoom, which has received an ‘Award of Excellence’ by the Tea Guild. Alternatively, take a stroll around the castle’s beautiful walled garden or spend a happy hour or two sampling handcrafted beers at the local brewery. Alternatively, head into Pickering to explore the castle (14 miles) or to Thirsk (19 miles) to enjoy a day at the races.

Climb the five steps to the entrance and you’ll find a beautifully designed single-storey space consisting of a living/dining/kitchen area. Cook up a romantic meal for two in the handcrafted kitchen and dine together at the intimate, candle-lit dining table. After dinner, enjoy a drink in an easy chair in the living area before retiring to the bedroom area to watch a little TV. A smart bathroom with a large, walk-in shower completes the layout.

Outside, you’ll discover a pretty little patio that boasts exceptionally lovely country views. There’s a small table and chairs, making this the perfect place to enjoy your morning coffee or an evening glass of wine. The adjacent lawn is shared with the owners, but it’s mostly for guest use.

  • 1 double bedroom
  • 1 shower room with a large, walk-in shower and WC
  • Small oven, induction hob, microwave, fridge with ice box
  • Welcome pack
  • Smart TV
  • Patio area with table a chairs. The adjacent lawn is shared with the owners
  • Private parking for 1 car
  • Bike storage available
  • Shop and pub 3 miles
  • Please note that the road to the property is fully tarmacked but has a low grassy section in the centre. It is suitable for the vast majority of cars, but please contact us if you need to check the suitability of your vehicle
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

Amanda Flett

This property is personally managed by Amanda.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Peter 30th September 2023

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The property was very comfortable and cosy, situated in a wonderfully, peaceful location. Our host was pleasant and friendly and the welcome pack was really appreciated!

Reviewed by Rebecca 27th May 2023

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We had a wonderful time! Property was absolutely lovely and Ailsa, our host, was welcoming and friendly. We loved the location, the views and peace and quiet stunning. We will definitely return it's just when we can get some more time off!!

Reviewed by Patricia 8th May 2023

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We were very happy with the well-equipped and comfortable accommodation, in a peaceful rural setting. Ailsa was a helpful and responsive owner. We've not used Original Cottages before, so can't give higher scores to the last 2 questions.

Reviewed by Anonymous 24th October 2022

Wonderful little place with everything you will need for your stay. It is SO clean! Immaculate! Good communication and easy self check in. Remote location but close to gorgeous Helmsley and plenty of other local tourist sites. We enjoyed a swim at the Helmsley open air swimming pool the next morning! Great place; highly recommended for a peacefulRead more hideaway. Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 25th September 2022

This is a wonderful place to stay. Spacious yet cosy, very clean and nicely decorated. Alisa is a fantastic host and provided plenty of information for walks and cycling. I would say though, if you want to nip to a pub you do have to drive so this accommodation is for keen walkers and cyclers and those that are happy to drive out, which we were. BeRead moreautiful location on a working farm with amazing views and its very own plum and apple tree! Hide

Reviewed by Anonymous 4th September 2022

A fantastic few days, the Bothy is clean and comfortable and in an amazing, quiet location. Ailsa is a lovely host and had provided tea, coffee and homemade jam which was very thoughtful. Totally recommend for a relaxing break!

Reviewed by Anonymous 29th August 2022

What a wonderful little find... great base to explore the area and lovely walks if not wanting to drive, The Bothy was well equipped and clean with wonderful views .. would highly recommend if want to get away from it all with villages a couple miles away if fancy a wonder/ shopping. Hopefully will be returning ..Ailsa was a great host lovely and fRead moreriendly with quick response to any questions Hide

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