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A Nest - Kirkbymoorside

Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Working farm
Games / Play facilities
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Dog-friendly bolthole, perfect for a romantic getaway
  • Explore directly from your doorstep and take in the expansive views
  • Get competitive and challenge your partner to a game of tennis or billiards
Property code: 82843

A gorgeous, bijou bolthole, perfect for a romantic retreat. Set on private North Yorkshire grounds, you'll have access to long walks in any direction.

Perched overlooking green pastures with the distant hills of the North York Moors on the horizon, this former barn is an idyllic haven for couples. Reconnect with nature and embrace scenic walks across the countryside with a hipflask in your pocket. When it comes to thoughtful extra touches, the friendly owners have gone the extra mile with the welcome pack provided, and breakfast and dinner service can be arranged direct. Waggy-tailed visitors will also receive a warm greeting with their own dog pack brimming with treats and essentials.

Inside, the delightful space is decidedly English country cottage with a high vaulted ceiling, a feature timber beam and wooden flooring, yet the furniture is chic and contemporary. Functional style is the key when it comes to the kitchenette, which is cleverly incorporated into the overarching decor with painted cabinetry, marble work surfaces and integrated units that include two microwaves and a fridge. There is a plug-in induction unit for preparing light lunches and simple suppers, and ample storage for crockery and cutlery.

There’s a glass table for lazy late mornings sharing tea and cake whilst you read through your favourite magazines, and the deep sofas are inviting after a long day of exploration. Settle down together, switching on the TV for some casual viewing of your favourite shows, or connect to the Bluetooth speaker and relax to the tones of your favourite music.

Soothe aching limbs in your en-suite shower room before retiring to bed, curling up in the sumptuously soft king-size bed that’s dressed in crisp linen. Fresh and uncluttered yet packed with personality, this sweet room offers a restful night’s sleep.

Step through the rear door and locate your tranquil seating area, a stunning viewpoint for gazing up at the night sky. The North York Moors are a designated Dark Sky Reserve, so you’ll be in for a treat after dusk with the array of stars and colourful hues to see whilst snuggled under a blanket. In the daylight, it is a peaceful nook next to the farmhouse vegetable garden for wildlife spotting in the fields beyond. By prior arrangement, the shared billiards room and tennis court beckon for some afternoon entertainment.

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

  • 1 bedroom - king-size
  • 1 En-suite shower and WC
  • Electric induction hob, two microwaves and fridge
  • Shared tennis court Shared billiards room
  • Parking for 1 car
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • Electric heating, TV and Bluetooth speaker in the lounge area
  • Designated seating area with table and chairs
  • Welcome pack provided
  • Dog pack provided
  • Breakfast and dinner service can be arranged direct with the owner

On the edge of the North York Moors, the pretty town of Kirkbymoorside has much to offer including a gallery, antique shops, tea rooms, deli, wine shop and butchers. From here you can move on to the vibrant and attractive Yorkshire market towns such as Helmsley (7.5 miles), which has an abundance of good restaurants, tea rooms and independent shops.

The vibrant and attractive market town of Pickering (9 miles) is perfect for a relaxing wander around its pretty houses, shops and tearooms. Grand Georgian architecture stands alongside cosy traditional cottages to create a picture-postcard location with several excellent restaurants, pubs and cafes in the town. The wonderful North York Moors Railway starts in Pickering where you can catch a steam train to Whitby and back again through some of the most picturesque countryside in Yorkshire.

Beyond the town lies the North York Moors. A landscape like no other, its a place of gently 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 and, if walking is your thing, you are surrounded on all sides by some truly stunning routes. Take a tour of the pretty towns and villages in the area, Egton, Danby, Castleton, Rosedale. Or head up on the high moorland of Castleton Rigg, we guarantee on a clear day it will take your breath away.

Kirkbymoorside is also close to the North Yorkshire coast, with the picture-postcard fishing village of Robin Hoods Bay 33 miles away. Take a day trip here and experiences the sights, sounds and tastes of Yorkshires coastline. Alternatively, you can board a steam train and travel across the North York Moors all the way to the gothic town of Whitby (29.5 miles), taking in the spectacular countryside en route. Probably the most visited and much-loved of Yorkshires seaside resorts, Whitby is an idyllic location for a holiday. With its seaside heritage, excellent restaurants, independent shops and host of bars and cafes along its medieval streets, it has so much to offer the discerning holidaymaker.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Ross 5th September 2021

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The perfect base for those who want to explore North Yorkshire. An easy walk into Kirkbymoorside, very friendly owners and cosy, dog-friendly space, big enough to enjoy the evening in.

Reviewed by Jonathon 30th July 2021

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Had a fantastic stay & the cottage was lovely, spotlessly clean and modern. The shower was fantastic too which is a rarity these days. The location is excellent for walkers and we used it as a base to explore elsewhere too. we would love to return and even better stay atone of the other 2 cottages that they have as these were even more lush.

Reviewed by Jennifer 26th July 2021

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Reviewed by linda 16th July 2021

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A lovely quiet peacefull place to stay at with brilliant views over the countryside. A base to stay at while visiting some interesting and beautiful places. We would happily stay there again.

Reviewed by Alice 28th May 2021

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My husband and I recently stayed in the Nest and I would highly recommend. The Nest has been finished to a high standard and although small you have everything you need for your stay along with some added extras. Jane was a really welcoming host and the home made brownies were delicious. The nest has its own designated garden area which was great fRead moreor a bbq and to sit to enjoy the glorious views. There is also a pub about 25 mins walk away which do good food and a great deli in the village. Hide

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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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