Beautiful, spacious living room to relax after a day exploring
A lovely spot to share tea and cake
Woodburning stove for cosy nights in
Superb furnishings in the double bedroom
Master bedroom
A warm welcome awaits
Watch a film or play a board game
Get together to plan your next day's adventure
A superb kitchen to cook a family meal
The utility room opens onto the patio
Six bikes provided for guest use, bring helmets please
Enjoy a game of table tennis
En-suite shower room off the master bedroom
A fun room with bunk beds
Luxurious toiletries provided
Family bathroom
There's even a bed for your four-legged friend
The gorgeous Postbox Cottage
Large barn with storage and utility
Al fresco dining spot
Picturesque surroundings to enjoy
1 / 21  Beautiful, spacious living room to relax after a day exploring
2 / 21  A lovely spot to share tea and cake
3 / 21  Woodburning stove for cosy nights in
4 / 21  Superb furnishings in the double bedroom
5 / 21  Master bedroom
6 / 21  A warm welcome awaits
7 / 21  Watch a film or play a board game
8 / 21  Get together to plan your next day's adventure
9 / 21  A superb kitchen to cook a family meal
10 / 21  The utility room opens onto the patio
11 / 21  Six bikes provided for guest use, bring helmets please
12 / 21  Enjoy a game of table tennis
13 / 21  En-suite shower room off the master bedroom
14 / 21  A fun room with bunk beds
15 / 21  Luxurious toiletries provided
16 / 21  Family bathroom
17 / 21  There's even a bed for your four-legged friend
18 / 21  The gorgeous Postbox Cottage
19 / 21  Large barn with storage and utility
20 / 21  Al fresco dining spot
21 / 21  Picturesque surroundings to enjoy

Postbox Cottage

Malton, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
8 more

At a glance

  • Idyllic getaway, sleeping six guests so perfect for families or couples
  • Adult cycles provided, perfect for exploring the beautiful countryside
  • Enjoy a great family day out at nearby Castle Howard
  • The cottage sits in a delightful riverside hamlet near the market town of Malton
  • Excellent base to explore the North Yorkshire moors and the Yorkshire Coast
  • Relax in the garden or enjoy a game of table tennis
Property code: 74333

Beautiful barn conversion with lots of character, in the quiet hamlet of Butterwick. Close to Malton, Helmsley and the North Yorkshire Moors.

Sitting in the tiny and peaceful village of Butterwick, this bolthole is the perfect retreat for walkers and adventurers. Just 10.5 miles below the foot of the North York Moors National Park and 10 miles from the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, head out with ease to explore and discover stunning scenery and lush landscapes. For the foodies who visit, Malton is known as the foodie capital of Yorkshire and lies just 7 miles from your door. Pay this market town a visit and it won’t take you long to hunt out fabulous eateries, cafes, shops selling local produce and, if you time it right, the annual food festival and monthly food market. Returning home from exciting days out, find yourself amongst the traditional charm and character which flows throughout this gorgeous cottage, beautifully complementing its countryside surroundings.

Put your feet up in the lounge where comfortable sofas welcome you to curl up in front of the warming wood burner. A well-stocked bookcase invites you to pick up a holiday read and lose yourself in a story before dinner time. Or switch on the Smart TV, which has Netflix access, and search for something to watch on the screen.

Step through to the kitchen/diner, where smart, sophisticated style is showcased. With plenty of space to rustle up delicious meals, all hands on deck will make light work of meal times in this wonderfully communal room. Equipped with the necessary appliances and storage, throwing together a quick picnic can be done with ease. Dine with loved ones at the table and natter about the day’s happenings before making exciting plans for the day ahead. On arrival, the farmhouse dining table is also a great spot to rifle through the welcome pack which is filled with treats for all to indulge in and enjoy. If days are warm and sunny, leave the kitchen/diner behind and eat alfresco on the patio where you can also savour a morning coffee or a cold tipple before bed.

For the competitive amongst you, challenge fellow guests to a game of table tennis and while away the evening in sporty style; keep tabs on your score and announce the games master at the end of your stay! Outdoor enthusiasts will be pleased to find the six bikes provided by the owner for your use throughout your stay; stored in the large barn, grab a helmet and a set of wheels and head out to make the most of your idyllic location.

Having spent hours walking, cycling and adventuring, tired heads and bodies will need a good old rest. Luckily for you, the bedrooms at this abode are beautifully decorated in calming tones to create a tranquil environment for a peaceful night’s sleep. Climb the staircase to the first floor where you can doze off and drift into the land of dreams before waking to feel revitalised and rejuvenated. Refresh yourself in the smart family bathroom or, if you are in the master room, make use of your delightful en-suite shower room.

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

  • 3 Bedrooms - 2 doubles and 1 bunk room
  • 1 Family bathroom and 1 en suite shower room
  • Electric range style oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer and dishwasher
  • Utility room with washing machine, tumble dryer and freezer
  • Games room with Table tennis
  • 6 Adult bicycles provided (please bring own helmets)
  • Wood burner (first basket of logs provided)
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 Dogs welcome
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Welcome hamper
  • Pubs and shops 4 miles
  • Smart TV in lounge and TV in bedroom
  • Towels included

The vibrant and attractive market town of Pickering is 9 miles from home and 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, so foodies and history enthusiasts should be sure to pay Pickering a visit. 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.

10.5 miles from home lie the awe-inspiring North York Moors, a landscape of gently rolling hills of heather, ancient woodland 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, which is also a great option if walking is your thing.

In addition to Pickering, there are many well-heeled towns and villages dotted about the Moors, where honey-coloured sandstone buildings lend warm contrast to the deep purple and green of the surrounding hills. The beautiful market town of Helmsley is 11.5 miles away and is well worth a visit for its great restaurants, cafes and delis. If you fancy a little pampering, you'll also find a fantastic day spa here. The charming town of Kirkbymoorside is 8.5 miles away with its treasure trove of art and antique shops, tearooms, Ryedale Folk Museum and a great market on Wednesdays.

If little ones are joining you on your escape to the country then pay the theme park and zoo at Flamingo Land, 4.5 miles away and Eden Camp, a fascinating modern history museum, is just 8 miles away.

For those with an interest in history, you will be pleased to know that the Castle Howard Estate is just 7.5 miles away and is home to over 200 listed buildings and monuments. York and its 13th-century Gothic cathedral are slightly further away at 21.5 miles from home.

This property is personally managed by Melanie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 3 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Chris 12th July 2019

Excellent cottage in a peaceful location, very clean and to a high standard, highly recommended.

Reviewed by Janice 7th June 2019

Extremely comfortable cottage, well-equipped, sufficient seating for us all ( which, in our experience, is rare), fantastic kitchen, cosy beds. Many extra facilities in the barn, which we did not use, but some families would love. We could not fault this property, situated in a fairly remote area, peaceful and with a lovely and helpful property manRead moreager close at hand. Local farmer was welcoming and told my daughter in law she could walk or run anywhere on his land. Baby loved local animals. Hide

Beautiful, spacious living room to relax after a day exploring
A lovely spot to share tea and cake
Woodburning stove for cosy nights in
Superb furnishings in the double bedroom
Master bedroom
A warm welcome awaits
Watch a film or play a board game
Get together to plan your next day's adventure
A superb kitchen to cook a family meal
The utility room opens onto the patio
Six bikes provided for guest use, bring helmets please
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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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