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River View - Great Ayton

Great Ayton, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Waterside views
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Beautifully-presented cottage in the pretty Yorkshire village of Great Ayton
  • Stylish modern home with charming features retained
  • Wood burner in the lounge for cosy evenings beside the fire
  • Sunny seating area overlooking the river and village
  • Within a mile of a restaurant, pubs, cafes and shops
  • Close to spectacular walks through the North York Moors to the south
Property code: G0114

Immaculately refurbished throughout, this inviting period house is brimming with original charm and sits in a convenient village location.

Discover a beautiful three-storey two-bedroom holiday cottage set in one of North Yorkshire's prettiest villages, Great Ayton. Looking directly out onto a meandering river making its way lazily through the village, this stylish and immaculately presented property is perfect for couples and small families alike. The local pub and shop are also both under quarter of a mile from the property.

This chic Victorian terrace has been transformed into an elegant holiday cottage sleeping up to four people. Step inside to discover a bright and sunny home with a classic mix of traditional and contemporary touches throughout. On the ground level, you'll find an open-plan space home to the lounge, kitchen and breakfast bar area. Admire solid oak flooring throughout which feels warm underfoot. In the lounge, sunlight streams in the restored sash windows where handsome shutters are in place for your privacy. A cosy wood burner keeps everything nice and toasty and you have the choice of a comfy sofa and two easy chairs to curl up on. There's a Smart TV with DVD and Wi-Fi is provided too. The open-plan layout of the kitchen and lounge allows guests to enjoy one another's company even when busy in the kitchen. The four bar stools allow for a really social environment.

The kitchen is at the rear of the cottage, complete with attractive units, a Belfast sink and a chunky oak worktop. Well-equipped, there is a fridge/freezer, dishwasher and ceramic hob. A further utility houses a washing machine and dryer, and a handy downstairs cloakroom. Make your way upstairs to find a snug area complete with two armchairs and an original fireplace lending character to the room. It's a nice spot to escape to with a good book and a cup of Yorkshire tea.

The first of the two bedrooms are on this floor, a gorgeous room featuring an iron double bed, exposed white floorboards and another original fireplace. Take in the stunning views from this window out across the river and along the village high street. This floor is also home to the family bathroom complete with a bath to relax into each evening and a monsoon shower overhead. The second bedroom is on the next floor in the eaves of the house. Boasting a striking exposed brick wall and further lovely village views, it's another delightful bedroom to enjoy.

Outside the cottage, there's a sunny seating area overlooking the river and village which takes full advantage of its elevated position. It's a heavenly spot for your morning coffee or afternoon tipple. And just a few hundred yards from the house is a waterfall and village green area, perfect for throwing out a picnic blanket in the summer months. The resident ducks will be only too pleased to say hello.

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

  • 2 double bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom with overhead monsoon shower
  • Fridge/freezer, dishwasher and ceramic hob
  • Washer/dryer in utility room
  • Freeview TV and DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Outside seating area
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Shop and pub within a mile
  • Street parking subject to availability

The cottage is set in an elevated position in the heart of Great Ayton, a pretty village on the cusp of the North York Moors National Park. This picturesque village was once the childhood home of Captain James Cook. A museum celebrating his life is available to look around just a few doors down from the property.

Great Ayton offers a wealth of things to see and do including an excellent restaurant, two great dining pubs, an ice cream parlour, several friendly cafes and an excellent fish and chip shop, all within easy walking distance from the cottage. You'll also discover scenic riverside and country walks taking you up to Roseberry Topping which looks down over the village. And in the summer months, mosey over to the cricket ground and enjoy an afternoon watching this quintessential English pastime over a cider or two.

Just 3 miles away is the beautiful market town of Stokesley. Hosting a market every Friday on its handsome cobbled square, this charming Georgian town offers a host of independent shops, cafes and restaurants to try.

A few miles south up the hills takes you into the North York Moors National Park. Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1987, the lush pastures and woodlands of the western Moors play host to grand country houses, atmospheric ruins and handsome market towns. One of the nicest ways to see this countryside is by train. Hop on at Great Ayton station and head all the way to Whitby on the coast.

There are some stunning walks right from your doorstep, and you are just a few miles from the famous Cleveland Way. The beautiful market town of Helmsley is 21.5 miles away and is a must on any visit to this area. If you fancy a little pampering, you'll find the Verbena Spa here; perfect for a little indulgence. You're also close to Castle Howard (34.5 miles), York (44 miles) and the North Yorkshire coast, so 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 Rachael 13th May 2019

Excellent village with excellent amenities. Great walks from doorstep. Lovely to have welcome hamper including basic such as butter, cheese, eggs and milk.

Reviewed by Rachael 29th April 2019

Amazing cottage in a great location. Had a lovely high spec finish too it . You can tell a lot of time was spent on this cottage. Feels very homely and somewhere I would happily visit again. I intend to book again for winter .

Reviewed by Matt 3rd March 2019

a pretty perfect base for a couple of days. cottage has been beautifully renovated with lots of very nice details. I would highly recommend.

Reviewed by Lynn 26th February 2019

Lovely cottage, very nice layout, modern and clean. Would definitely recommend it.

Reviewed by Jenny 24th February 2019

Good central village location, lots of lovely walks from the doorstep and close to the local shops,pubs and cafes. The house is tastefully decorated and finished to a very high standard.

Reviewed by Tessa 5th January 2019

An exceptional cottage stayed in over new year. Local village was picturesque and had everything you could want. The walking was beautiful and could be done easily from the cottage. The thoughtful hamper and fridge essentials was a lovely touch which was the same for toiletries and wood for the burner. Felt so safe and cosy. Could faintly hear the Read moreriver from inside. Perfect! Hide

Reviewed by Bill 30th December 2018

We found River View clean, comfortable and cosy. It has a modern interior and contains all that you need for a self catering holiday. Great Ayton is an attractive village within a lovely part of North Yorkshire. Check out, Stamps Tea Room, the local fish and chips, and sample a Petch pie. If history is your thing, the James Cook Museum (anRead mored the old church cemetery where his ancestors) are buried are well worth visiting. You will also be well placed to visit a great number of other attractive and interesting towns in North Yorkshire. Try visiting on a market day, for example, Northallerton. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 18th December 2018

River View is a lovely comfortable cottage. It is stylish and modern but with lots of original features. We visited when it was minus 2 outside and it was still nice and toasty indoors. Shower was excellent, bed was comfy and everything worked. Great Ayton is a pretty town and we particularly liked the Velveteen Rabbit cafe, the excellent IndiaRead moren takeaway and the Tannery - a new micro brewery. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 14th November 2018

A lovely welcome pack with local produce awaited us at river view and fresh flowers a lovely touch.River View is a lovely cozy cottage with everything you need, we were very comfortable and local amenities,the butchers next store we had amazing choice for meat. Fish and Chips the best we've ever had,and the coffee shops and so much choice. The pie Read moreshop amazing with the best pies,across the road from river view a lovely walk up to the common great place to excercise the dog. The owners Emma & Matt very interactive and accommodating to any needs required,loved reading about the restoration of the cottage which has been completed to a very high standard,loved the open plan living room, and the snug on the landing a great place to chill with a book and a glass of wine.We had a great stay at River View thank you for sharing your cozy cottage with us, a must is a climb up Roseberry Topping fantastic views at the top and great food afterwards at the bottom in The Kings Head Inn, having never visited Great Ayton before we did fall a little bit in love with it and will definatley return to River View Hide

Reviewed by Hannah 6th November 2018

Amazing cottage, decorated lovely, clean and modern inside. Has everything you could possibly need provided!

Reviewed by Karen 8th October 2018

The cottage was lovely. It was warm, welcoming and comfortable and had everything we needed. The welcome pack and the fresh flowers were a lovely touch. Our only slight disappointment was the pillows in the first floor bedroom, my husband and I didnt find them comfortable and neither of us slept very well as a result. Our daughter and her husband hRead moread no problems with their pillows in the attic room.We booked the cottage to go to a wedding in the village. The brides mother had sent us details for the cottage so she came to have a look round whilst we were there and was very impressed (she remembers it as the solicitors office!). We have told her she can recommend it to any friends wanting to visit the village/area.The village shops are wonderful, especially the pork pies from Petchs, the ice cream from the sweet shop and the food at the Kings Head. We didnt manage fish and chips from Aytons this time so well just have to come again! Hide

Reviewed by Jodie 22nd September 2018

Lovely beautiful cottage in a great location, we stayed fir ten days attention to detail was amazing we had a lovely Hamper and even flowers waiting for us when we arrived,Went exploring every day drove to differant places,Howards Castle, Edam Camp,Hemsley and Hemsely castle and monastery, Pickering and also a small little village Hutton le HoleRead more which has a lovely pub and the folk museum which was realy good,the two local pubs were a 2 minute walk away and where excellent for food and local beer,Staff so friendly, there is a Co op on our door step as well, lovely walks to do, an award winning butchers right next door and 2 backers and the local cafes that sell beautiful cakes. The owner txted us to make sure everything was ok.This is our second time with gorgeous cottages and we have already found a cottage in Richmond we will book for next year. I can highly recommend this village and River view, theres just one thing if I was being nit picky I think could change and that would be to put curtains up in the first bedroom as very light in the morning as theres only a blind. ????? Hide

Reviewed by Barry 29th August 2018

Great house in a great location.

Reviewed by David 18th August 2018

A beautiful cottage, very well equipped and spotlessly clean. In a gorgeous location.

Reviewed by Deborah 13th August 2018

Lovely cottage in beautiful area. Fridge/freezer just a bit small for us but otherwise perfect!

Reviewed by Jane 9th August 2018

Superb location for visiting the coast and lovely sights such as Rievaulx. A really comfortable cottage and the local butchers and pub were well-worth visiting.

Reviewed by Laura 29th July 2018

Beautiful cottage. We will certainly be booking again !

Reviewed by Laura 21st July 2018

Lovely place to stay BUT we did not consider it to be suitable for a dog. It would have changed our minds prior to booking had we known about the shared access, lack of curtains in the living room & the fact that dogs were not allowed on furniture or upstairs (with no baby gate in situ). The shared Read moreaccess is for 2 other houses & was used frequently (numerous times a day) & proved to be very noisy plus the doors/gates were not always shut (very dangerous for dogs). In addition, the gate to one property is so low that a lot of dogs could easily get over it & the other property has an exceedingly noisy & unfriendly dog living there that unsettled even our slightly nervous dog. Finally, the instructions need updating - e.g. reference is made to cleaning equipment being available in the outside shed, but it is padlocked & no key could be found.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Laura, Thank you for your review and feedback which we take very seriously in order to improve our service. We have passed on your comments to the owner for issues to be addressed. Yorkshire has so much to offer, we would love to welcome you back in the not too distant future. Take care, Maureen Hide

Reviewed by Emma 23rd June 2018

We had a lovely stay at River View. One comment we would make there was only a small fridge/freezer in the cottage and if there were 4staying there could be issues with storing food and drinks due to the size of the fridge

Reviewed by Phil 16th June 2018

Lovely clean cottage in a great location. Great Ayton is a wonderful place to stay. We wouldnt hesitate to stay again. The owner was very helpful and kindly brought a high chair and cot for our granddaughter, as we had foolishly omitted to book the equipment.

Reviewed by Norman 9th June 2018

A beautifully refurbished cottage, which is incredibly comfortable. We loved the separate sitting area upstairs. It is well situated on the edge of the moors and close to the coast. We will be back again!

Reviewed by Guy 28th May 2018

Very comfortable inside, shame the only garden to speak of was the bench outside the front facing the road. But with the weather kind it was only short walks to the two greens which were great. We found the attic room was specially comfortable and quiet.The kitchen was good but a little short of cooking implements.WE found the pub very welcoming asRead more we had a dog and their food menu was extensive and pretty good, the fish and chips less worthy of mention.Walks from the property were good and the summits of Roseberry Topping and James Cook monument good destinations. The cafe at the farm in Little Ayton is very good.Although it's not inside the North York Moors Park the roads into it were close and we could get anywhere we wanted quite easily. 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.

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