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Fern Retreat

North York Moors National Park, North Yorkshire
VE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A far-flung retreat to the Moors for families or couples
  • Breath-taking views surrounds you from the south facing garden out to the North York Moors National Park
  • A wonderful barn conversion situated in this quiet hamlet, inside is a rustic charm with contemporary touches 


Property code: G0173

An exquisitely converted barn that beautifully blends original features with modern comforts, making it the perfect retreat for those wanting to immerse themselves in rural tranquillity.

Breathtaking views, stunning interiors and a village pub - just a few of the reasons why you'll fall head over heels in love with this property.

The North York Moors is an incredibly special place. Not only is the countryside here simply stunning but it's packed to the rafters with attractions to visit, places to see and excellent restaurants and gastro pubs at every turn. That's why it's so exciting when you find a holiday cottage like this one to explore it from. Without doubt, one of our most idyllic holiday cottages, its rustic charm and exceptional attention to detail ensures you will want to come back time and time again.

Let's start with the beautiful kitchen where you'll find everything you need, including children's crockery and cutlery if required. You'll arrive to a sumptuous hamper filled with lots of little extras including, eggs, fresh bread and a bottle of wine. The heated stone floor and exposed oak beams are the icing on the cake.

Moving on to the country-chic sitting room. What better way to finish a busy day's sightseeing than curling up by the wood burner with a nice glass of red. With a TV and Wi-Fi included there's lots to keep you entertained. That's if you can drag yourself away from the view!

Both bedrooms in the property boast king-size beds, LCD TVs and cosy faux-fur bed throws. They're also en-suite, the first enjoying a bathtub to sink into and the second a walk-in shower. As you would expect from this standard of cottage, the bed linen is of the highest quality.

Immediately to the front of this luxury Yorkshire cottage is an enclosed south-facing garden which includes a lawned area and a gravel patio. Garden furniture is provided so you can enjoy lunch alfresco in the warmer months. The views from this garden are truly spectacular, and as this is a tiny little hamlet the only noise outside is the sound of birdsong in the air.

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

  • 2 bedrooms - both king-size and with TVs (both accessed via stairs)
  • 2 bathrooms - both en-suites - one with a bath and one with a walk-in shower
  • Underfloor heating and wood burner
  • Smart TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • South-facing garden with lawn and gravel patio
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Pub under 0.5 miles
  • Shop within 5 miles
  • 2 dogs welcome - maximum medium sized, well behaved, quiet dogs welcomed in this cottage. Pets must not be left unattended in the cottage unless they are happy to be caged (cage not provided) and are not likely to bark. We kindly request that they are not allowed in bedrooms or on the furniture

The property is set in a pretty little hamlet (complete with a local pub) in the heart of the North York Moors National Park. This particular dale is famed for its daffodil walk when each spring, the river banks come alive with the yellow flowers, said to be planted originally by the monks who settled on this land many hundreds of years ago.

Lesser known than its Yorkshire cousin the Dales, the North York Moors are literally on your doorstep. This glorious expanse of heather-clad countryside is simply stunning, and it's well worth taking some time to explore it properly. The moors cover an area of almost 600 square miles and like the dales, you can easily find yourself miles from anywhere relatively quickly. But there is something distinctly more civilised and less remote about the moors. There is a sense of wilderness, particularly on top of the high central moorlands, but it’s cast in comforting soft focus.

This is serious walking country, so if you enjoy donning the old walking boots and striking out into the countryside this cottage has the perfect location. No need to get in the car at all, there are some truly breathtaking walking trails from the door. And of course the same is true for cycling. There are also countless picture-postcard villages to explore within a few miles including the chocolate-box Hutton-le-Hole (6 miles).

Close by you also have the fantastic town of Helmsley (15 miles). At the heart of the town square is a statue of Lord Feversham, a distant ancestor of the current lord who resides in Duncombe Park. This stunning baroque mansion sits on the outskirts of town and is a good choice for an afternoon's sightseeing. If you want to indulge some more architectural desires, the equally grand Nunnington Hall 15 miles away is another grand abode worth a peek.

Helmsley is a foodie’s heaven, packed with exquisite tea rooms, cafes and on the pulse organic delis. It's also surrounded by some of the best gastro pubs in the UK. Tucked alongside these culinary delights are lots of unique shops, galleries and antique dealers, just the place to build up an appetite for lunch.

The neighbouring town of Pickering (18 miles) is similar in many ways and is host to its own delightful set of shops, cafes and restaurants. A few miles further on takes you to Thornton-Le-Dale (18 miles), a very pretty North York Moors village with thatched houses and a sleepy little brook. Stop for some ice cream here and remind yourself what life in the slow lane feels like.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Amanda 2nd October 2020

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The cottage was beautifully presented and spotlessly clean. The location was fabulous, in a beautiful valley and with the added bonus of a pub over the road. Highly recommended!

Reviewed by Jean 7th September 2020

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A luxuriously appointed cottage, very stylish interiors with a spacious but cosy feel. Ideally located with a friendly country pub on the doorstep serving excellent food.

Reviewed by Michael 4th September 2020

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Excellent, an extremely high standard of accommodation in an idyllic setting. Staff were great, the welcome hamper was fantastic. Overall a great experience and we have already booked again for a week later this year.

Reviewed by Andrew 20th September 2019

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Our cottage is part of an excellent renovation of a former stable block set in a lovely quiet dale. Very comfortable and spotlessly clean. A short wander (50 yards!) to the very friendly and homely, village pub, which is obviously the heart of the local community. We had a lovely week.

Reviewed by Philip 2nd August 2019

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This cottage was perfect for our needs 4 adults and a baby, very well equipped. Situated in a scenic and peaceful location, no shop but picked up supplies whilst out and about.

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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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