A warm welcome is always here
Peaceful patio to enjoy the views with a drink
Feel at home in the country-chic lounge
The open plan kitchen/lounge/diner means you never have to go far
Sleep blissfully in the super-king-size bed
And refresh in the bathroom with walk-in shower
Be stunned by the breaktaking North Yorkshire Moors
1 / 7  A warm welcome is always here
2 / 7  Peaceful patio to enjoy the views with a drink
3 / 7  Feel at home in the country-chic lounge
4 / 7  The open plan kitchen/lounge/diner means you never have to go far
5 / 7  Sleep blissfully in the super-king-size bed
6 / 7  And refresh in the bathroom with walk-in shower
7 / 7  Be stunned by the breaktaking North Yorkshire Moors

Gales Lodge

Gillamoor, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Sitting on the edge of the pretty village that is Gillamoor in the North York Moors
  • Delightful cottage is a perfect rural retreat for couples and their four-legged friends
  • Charming country holiday cottage sleeping 2 guests
  • Take a leisurely stroll to the 17th century inn located within walking distance
  • Welcoming 2 canine companions to join you in the countryside
Property code: G0066

A lovingly finished country-chic retreat sitting on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Gillamoor within the stunning North York Moors, a drive from the rugged Yorkshire Coast.

This property is an exceptional five-star one-bedroom luxury cottage set in a charming North York Moors village. With a stylish country-chic interior and local village pub, it is an idyllic Yorkshire retreat for couples and small families alike.

As soon as you walk through the door you can sense the quality of the interior furnishings and fixtures, the place has been lovingly crafted into a comfortable and elegant holiday home. From the flagstone flooring to the wood burner in the corner, everything has been designed to create a warm and peaceful ambience. Brightly coloured fabrics contrast beautifully with the natural hue of the stone walls. The open-plan kitchen/dining area is a great space to relax in, allowing you to chat to your loved one whilst cooking up a storm. There is also a shared laundry room on site with a washing machine and dryer.

In the living room you'll find an LCD TV and, of course, that cosy wood burner to curl up in front of. A DVD player and Wi-Fi are provided too.

The hallway leads through to the spacious master bedroom equipped with a super king-size bed. There are lovely views out to the patio area from here. The bathroom has a large walk-in shower - perfect if you prefer not to climb over the bath for your morning shower.

Outside, there's a charming patio garden complete with table and chairs. It's a delightful spot to enjoy breakfast in the warmer months and, if the mood takes you, you could venture out of the cottage into the village for a pub lunch.

Please note there is no charging facility for electric cars. Nearest points are Monks Cross and York.

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

  • 1 super-king-size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with walk-in shower and WC
  • Hob, oven, fridge/freezer
  • Shared laundry room with washing machine and dryer
  • Outside patio with seating area
  • Traditional wood burner
  • Electric and heating included
  • Off-road parking
  • LCD TV and Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Travel cot/high chair provided
  • Pub within half a mile, shop within 3 miles
  • BBQ provided

This beautiful property is in an enviable location. Sitting on the edge of Gillamoor, an attractive North York Moors village, it’s 2 miles south to the pretty town of Kirbymoorside and then you can travel onto vibrant and attractive Yorkshire market towns like Pickering (10 miles) and Helmsley (8 miles); both of which have an abundance of good restaurants, tea-rooms and independent shops.

Beyond the village 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 breathtaking views and is just 8 miles drive from the cottage. If walking is your thing, you are surrounded on all sides by some truly stunning routes.

This holiday home is close to the North Yorkshire Coast, with the gothic town of Whitby (24 miles) and the picture-postcard fisherman village of Robin Hood's Bay (28 miles) a drive away. Take a day trip here and experience the sights, sounds and tastes of Yorkshire's coastline.

Hutton-le-Hole, quite possibly the most beautiful village in the North York Moors, is just 3 miles away and you're also close to Castle Howard (15 miles) and York (27 miles), so lots of choice for day trips.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Anthony 10th July 2020

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Very comfortable cottage. Owners have clearly taken time to create a very cosy environment, fixtures and fittings were excellent and everything you needed supplied. Bathroom was spacious, clean modern, bedroom was large. vaulted ceiling throughout, with a lovely wood beam feature. Terrace garden was perfect for both morning coffee and an evening glRead moreass of wine, sunny most of the day. Locally we found walks from the door, lovely villages close by. The owners were both warm and friendly. Perfect. Hide

Reviewed by Robert 28th December 2019

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Simply gorgeous holiday cottage with everything you could wish for. Certainly one of the very best we have enjoyed over many years travelling the globe. Bonus is that it's only a 5 minute walk to the lovely local pub.

Reviewed by Shelagh 23rd September 2019

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Reviewed by Steve 16th August 2019

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This lovely cottage was ideally situated to visit both rural and coastal locations. The cottage itself was idyllic and very comfortable.

Reviewed by Mary 26th July 2019

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We had a wonderful holiday, our accommodation was perfect for our needs. The location was ideal and right in the centre of things we like to do.

Reviewed by Rachel 6th January 2019

We spent a fantastic few days at Gales Lodge, over New Year. The lodge was absolutely beautiful, and felt much more spacious than the images give credit for! The welcome basket was lovely, and it felt like the owners had thought of everything. It was brilliant having walks straight from the door - our little dachshund thoroughly enjoyed the walk toRead more Kirkybymoorside.We would definitely stay again and certainly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Lois 20th November 2018

We had an amazingly relaxing time at Gales Lodge ....just what we needed. The lodge is immaculate and furnished to a very high standard. Everything you need is there (except maybe a fire poker!)We'd read in a review that the mattress was a little firm ...we would agree, but we'd taken a quilted throw with us which was enough for our blanket so usedRead more the quilt as a mattress topper ...worked perfectly! The wood burner was gorgeous! The welcome pack was lovely...the most delicious ginger biscuits ever tasted! So many pretty villages with good pub food too! Highly recommended! Hide

Reviewed by N/A 13th November 2018

A tranquil retreat on the edge of the N Yorks moors. A really good place to recharge the batteries.

Reviewed by Carl 6th November 2018

Booking Gales Lodge was a last minute thing, after our initial plans had to be shelved, but I can say, hand on heart, that this was no compromise. The cottage was spotlessly clean, well appointed and very well equipped. It was the little things, and the attention to detail that made it such a great place to be. The welcome basket had everything youRead more could want, and even though walking to places was not really recommended, due to there being no footpaths near the cottage, it was no hardship to jump in the car and drive. Our hosts were friendly, and nothing was any trouble. I would recommend Gales Lodge without hesitation, and will be booking again in the future. Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by James 22nd October 2018

Fantastic cottage would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Ian 29th September 2018

This was our first visit to Yorkshire but won't be our last. Gales Lodge was a marvellous cottage, so clean and comfortable. It was perfect for exploring the local villages and beyond.

Reviewed by ken 23rd September 2018

we had a lovely time at gales lodge very warm and cosy .The lodge was beautifully furnished,the bathroom was fab great shower, our only problem was the bed it was so hard, it would suit some but not us .

Reviewed by chris 1st September 2018

These cottages are a great central base from where to day trip from. Well presented, quiet and recommended. Pub a five minute walk away, town 2 miles away, and a very good short walk to Hutton-le-Hole. Helmsley, Pickering (steam train to Whitby) and Castle Howard are all close and the coast not to far a drive.

Reviewed by David 11th August 2018

Really lovely stay at Gales Lodge. Perfect bade to explore the Moors.

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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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