The fabulous living area with woodburner
Two comfy sofas and a snuggle chair
Cosy up beside the showpiece designer wood burner
A large dining table with six luxurious chairs
The perfect place to eat a delicious meal
The galley style kitchen with a heated floor
Take along your favourite treats
The great view of outside the cottage
The first bedroom is an Indian-themed room
This room has a king-size cast iron bed
A bright colourful chair to sit and relax on
En-suite shower room
The fabulous huge walk-in shower
Another beautiful king-size bed
The bed is complete with its own canopy overhead
The second en-suite shower room with a walk-in shower
Enjoy the view from the upstairs window
The sweet twin room
This room has single beds end to end
En-suite bathroom with a double-ended bath
A spacious enclosed private garden
View towards this impressive property
The shared billiards room
Why not have a game of darts with the family
The handsome exterior
Colourful flowers which will brighten up your day
Just gorgeous!
The gravelled outside area
Enjoy a game with your family and friends
Garden furniture is provided outside
There is also a BBQ for those summer evenings
Sit down and enjoy the surroundings
The door to A Haven
A delightful shared summer house
There is comfortable seating in here
A shared hard court for tennis, enjoy a game on a sunny day
Look at that stunning view
The gorgeous rural setting
The North Yorkshire Moors
Tea-rooms are close by, enjoy a day out
1 / 41  The fabulous living area with woodburner
2 / 41  Two comfy sofas and a snuggle chair
3 / 41  Cosy up beside the showpiece designer wood burner
4 / 41  A large dining table with six luxurious chairs
5 / 41  The perfect place to eat a delicious meal
6 / 41  Yummy!
7 / 41  The galley style kitchen with a heated floor
8 / 41  Take along your favourite treats
9 / 41  The great view of outside the cottage
10 / 41  The first bedroom is an Indian-themed room
11 / 41  This room has a king-size cast iron bed
12 / 41  A bright colourful chair to sit and relax on
13 / 41  En-suite shower room
14 / 41  The fabulous huge walk-in shower
15 / 41  Another beautiful king-size bed
16 / 41  The bed is complete with its own canopy overhead
17 / 41  The second en-suite shower room with a walk-in shower
18 / 41  Enjoy the view from the upstairs window
19 / 41  The sweet twin room
20 / 41  This room has single beds end to end
21 / 41  En-suite bathroom with a double-ended bath
22 / 41  A spacious enclosed private garden
23 / 41  View towards this impressive property
24 / 41  The shared billiards room
25 / 41  Why not have a game of darts with the family
26 / 41  The handsome exterior
27 / 41  Colourful flowers which will brighten up your day
28 / 41  Just gorgeous!
29 / 41  The gravelled outside area
30 / 41  Enjoy a game with your family and friends
31 / 41  Garden furniture is provided outside
32 / 41  There is also a BBQ for those summer evenings
33 / 41  Sit down and enjoy the surroundings
34 / 41  The door to A Haven
35 / 41  A delightful shared summer house
36 / 41  There is comfortable seating in here
37 / 41  A shared hard court for tennis, enjoy a game on a sunny day
38 / 41  Look at that stunning view
39 / 41  The gorgeous rural setting
40 / 41  The North Yorkshire Moors
41 / 41  Tea-rooms are close by, enjoy a day out

A Haven

Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Tennis Court
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Luxurious barn conversion sleeping six across three bedrooms
  • Set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the cusp of the North York Moors
  • Plenty of space to welcome two dogs
  • Shop located within 1 mile
  • Close to the village of Gillamoor, home to welcoming village pub
  • Pretty town of Kirkbymoorside within easy reach
Property code: G0001

A luxury barn conversion set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the cusp of the North York Moors; ideal for those looking for beautiful accommodation in equally beautiful surroundings.

This gorgeous three-bedroom, three-bathroom luxury holiday home is set within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty on the cusp of the North York Moors. It is perfect for families and groups of friends looking for the very best in self-catering accommodation in a beautiful rural location with the delights of foodie Helmsley just 8 miles away.

Once part of an old double storey barn, this property has now been transformed into one of Yorkshire's most desirable holiday cottages. Each room has the wow factor, and none more so than the 30-foot-long living / dining area. No expense has been spared with the interiors - the property enjoys oak-style Italian porcelain floors, sumptuous furnishings and a showpiece designer wood burner. The living area of this fabulous room is also home to two comfy sofas, a snuggle chair and a TV. Wi-Fi is included too if you want to catch up online. At the opposite end of the room you'll find a large dining table with six luxurious chairs, in addition to a statement dresser. The lighting in this room has four different settings so you can adjust it to suit the mood and a Sonos sound system provides the background music.

Next door you'll find the galley style kitchen, with a gorgeous Italian heated floor. There's a large range-style cooker, perfect for larger groups to cook on, a full size fridge/freezer and contemporary units stocked with all the equipment you'll need - simply self-catering heaven. And if you don't feel like cooking the owners can provide a full cooked breakfast and dinner services for an extra supplement. Granite worktops are another little luxury in here. A dishwasher and washer/dryer are provided too for your convenience.

Upstairs, discover three spacious bedrooms in this accommodation, all of which boast en-suite facilities. The first bedroom is a gorgeous Indian-themed room with bright fabrics and colourful chairs giving it a playful and modern look. This room features an exquisite king-size cast iron bed and has its own en-suite shower room with a huge walk-in shower. The second bedroom is just as lovely, again with a beautiful king-size bed complete with its own canopy overhead. This room also enjoys an en-suite shower room with walk-in shower. The third bedroom is a very sweet twin room, with single beds end to end. The en-suite bathroom for this room has a fabulous double-ended bath. Complimentary toiletries are included from the Candle Company, as are huge fluffy towels for each guest.

There is much to enjoy outside of this luxury Yorkshire Cottage too. Step out into your own enclosed private garden looking out over the North York Moors. Garden furniture is provided as well as a BBQ for those balmy summer evenings. Additional facilities include a shared hard court for tennis, a shared billiards room and a croquet set, so lots to keep you entertained.

A Haven can also be booked with The Escape, another luxury property, to sleep up to 8 people in total. These properties also share a delightful summer house complete with comfortable seating and stylish decor which can be booked for the evening with advance notice.


Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 3 bedrooms: 2 king-size and one twin room
  • En-suite shower rooms with the two king-size bedrooms, and an en-suite bathroom boasting double ended bath with the twin room
  • Ample off-road parking at the property for several cars
  • Shop and pub within 1 mile
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • LCD TV, DVD player, MP3 docking station and sound system included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Outside seating area
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Kitchen: oven, hob, full size fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washer/dryer provided
  • Owners offer full cooked breakfast and dinner service if required
  • Can be booked with The Escape

This property occupies an enviable location: sitting within a farm on the cusp of the North York Moors this gorgeous rural setting is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much of which you can see from the property. There are no less than three established footpaths leading directly from the farm to across stunning countryside to neighbouring villages and towns.

The cottage is under half a mile from Gillamoor, an attractive North York Moors village with a local village pub. Travel a mile south to the pretty town of Kirkbymoorside which has much to offer including a gallery, antique shops, tea-rooms, deli, wine shop and butchers. There's also a great market on Wednesdays. From there you can move on to the vibrant and attractive Yorkshire market towns of Pickering and Helmsley (just under 10 and 8 miles respectively); both of which have an abundance of good restaurants, tea-rooms and independent shops.

Beyond the farm lies the North York Moors. A landscape like no other, it's a place of gentle rolling hills of heather, ancient woodlands and lazy rivers winding through lush green valleys. If you want to get away from it all take a trip to the top of the high central moorlands. The famous Blakey Ridge affords some of the best views in the country in our opinion, and is just 8.5 miles from the cottage. And if walking is your thing, you are surrounded on all sides by some truly stunning routes.

The Haven is also close to the North Yorkshire Coast, with the gothic town of Whitby and the picture-postcard fisherman village of Robin Hood's Bay both around 30 miles away. Take a day trip here and experiences the sights sounds and tastes of Yorkshire's coastline and make sure you don’t miss out on the fish and chips!

Hutton-le-Hole, quite possibly the most beautiful village in the North York Moors, is just under 3 miles away and you're also close to Castle Howard (15 miles) so you have lots of choice for day trips.

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nadia 22nd November 2019

Wonderful property and fabulous hosts. We felt very much at home and will be returning very soon. The facilities were great particularly the billiards table, table tennis. Wonderful rural location, perfect for families.

Reviewed by Andrew 16th August 2019

Very friendly welcome in a location that is superb, with perfect surroundings for both young children and dogs with enclosed paddocks ensuring safety. Lovely village of Kirkbymoorside just a short walk away which is well provided for with butchers,bakers and excellent pubs. Easy and short travel times to Helmsley and Pickering and a reasonable jourRead moreney time to Whitby and the coast Hide

Reviewed by Gary 12th July 2019

With welcoming and friendly owners we found The Haven to be a great choice. Although quite isolated, the cottage was perfectly situated for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors and we were very comfortable. The property was spotlessly clean and well appointed. Beds were lovely! Phone signal iffy on some networks but the all important wi-fi was good!Read more We highly recommend this cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Kathryn 28th June 2019

This is a lovely place to stay. It is a luxurious and very well appointed property in a great location. It is such a peaceful spot.

Reviewed by Harry 16th June 2019

A quiet, peaceful place to unwind. Jane's a great host for whom nothing is too much trouble. Furnishings are good quality, underfloor heating is cosy, kitchen well equipped, bathrooms clean with big showers. The fully enclosed garden meant our dogs were safe & we could relax. Walk to Kirbymoorside for pubs, deli's & shops or nearby Gillamoor for itRead mores lovely pub. Well return here very happily. Hide

Reviewed by Jennifer 24th May 2019

This property was beautifully appointed and the location was terrific - there was plenty to see and do in the towns and villages nearby, or we could simply have spent our holiday relaxing at the property. Our hostess was extremely welcoming!

Reviewed by Dorothy 17th May 2019

Beautiful location. A home from home could have happily lived there. Birders delight on a morning out in the courtyard. Plenty of good pubs and restaurants around. Good hosts. A dogs paradise!,

Reviewed by Gillian 10th May 2019

Very peaceful location, great If you want to escape the hustle and bustle. Ideal location for exploring. Extremely helpful owners, very keen to make your stay perfect.

Reviewed by Janice 19th April 2019

A superb, quiet retreat.

Reviewed by Ellen 28th February 2019

We enjoyed the holiday(4days) but felt we didnt make the most of the facilities as we didnt find some of them until our last day. The kitchen lacked some basic equipment like a flat and a wire rack for the grill.The underfloor heating varied from boiling to freezing. There was a lack of basic info about the cottage in the welcome book.

Reviewed by Confirmed guest 27th February 2019

Excellent spacious accommodation and a thoroughly enjoyable week. Only slight niggles were the underfloor heating, which we could not get to grips with and there were no instructions; and in the kitchen a measuring jug would be useful when cooking, and only 7 mugs meant we were constantly washing them up.

Reviewed by Ann 20th January 2019

Fabulous cottage, we hope to return in the future

Reviewed by Gail 22nd December 2018

Had a great welcome from jane who was very helpful on arrival .. The cottage is lovely and spacious, we had a great weekend there for my hubby's birthday and would definitely go back .nice local walk on the doorstep just a great getaway ..

Reviewed by Jackie 9th November 2018

What a lovely spot nestled in between Kirkbymoorside and Gillamoor. Stunning countryside all around and loads of space for the kids and dogs and a short drive to many of the area's attractions. A real treat having a bathroom for each room. Would definitely book again, loved it!

Reviewed by Hayley 6th November 2018

Stunning cottage with everything we could possibly need. Beautiful, quality interior design and decor. Communication with Gorgeous Cottages was excellent and very prompt. We would highly recommend The Haven.

Reviewed by Carol 29th August 2018

A lovely cottage renovated to a high specification with tasteful decoration. The owner, Jane, is very friendly, making us welcome on arrival. Beautiful views surround the farm. The villages of Kirkbymoorside and Gillamoor are nearby and can be reached on foot in 25 minutes or by car in 10 minutes. A little further a field, we enjoyed Helmsley andRead more the visit to the National Bird of Prey Centre was a highlight. Hide

Reviewed by Kim 18th August 2018

Highly recommend this beautiful cottage. It had everything i could possibly need to keep my 10 & 12 yr old entertained whilst providing a relaxing setting for myself and my parents. Thank you to the lovely owner and her family for making us feel so welcome.

Reviewed by Lynn 18th August 2018

A lovelly cottage with lots to do (games room , tennis court etc). Had a great time!!

Reviewed by Pat 29th July 2018

A Haven is modern, clean and well equipped, though it would benefit from having more cups and crockery. With 5 adults staying, and scorching weather, we had to wash up a lot rather than use the dishwasher.Jane was very welcoming and had useful knowledge of the local area - pubs, walks, etc.The table tennis table was perfect and much used. The snookRead moreer table is a nice touch, but a pool table would see more use. Hide

Reviewed by Gillian 4th July 2018

What a beautiful location - (and cottage). Nice welcome on arrival, owner and staff very approachable and helpful. Plenty of walks. Within distance for biking, castles, museums, York n Whitby. Separate room with enclosed back area, perfect for our poodles lola and our elderly guy Harvey. Thanks Jane ?

Reviewed by mike 16th June 2018

Wonderful location. Greeted by the owner on arrival. Very friendly. We had lovely weather and did many visits and walks. Location is quite central for Moors and the Coast and for York.Lovely cottage with excellent amenities. Highly recommend.

Reviewed by Malcolm 2nd June 2018

Lovely to arrive to home made brownies and jam - not to forget the bottle of cava!!A comfortable and well equipped cottage in a quiet location. Within easy reach of many places of interest.

Reviewed by Peter 26th May 2018

Absolutely super holiday accommodation. The only slight downside was access to the property over farm roads.

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The fabulous living area with woodburner
Two comfy sofas and a snuggle chair
Cosy up beside the showpiece designer wood burner
A large dining table with six luxurious chairs
The perfect place to eat a delicious meal
The galley style kitchen with a heated floor
Take along your favourite treats
The great view of outside the cottage
The first bedroom is an Indian-themed room
This room has a king-size cast iron bed
Show 29 moreA bright colourful chair to sit and relax on


Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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