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The Escape

Kirkbymoorside, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Tennis Court
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • A beautiful barn conversion perfect for a couple
  • Situated on the edge of the North York Moors
  • Ideal for visiting Pickering, Helmsley and Kirkbymoorside
  • A wonderful base for keen walkers
  • Enjoy fabulous country views or relax in the summer house and games room
  • Visit the historic stately home of Castle Howard
Property code: G0143

This stunning and spacious barn conversion has been lovingly transformed and makes an ideal holiday home for a couple looking for a delightful getaway in a gorgeous and tranquil rural location.

Welcome to this stunning one-bedroom barn conversion tucked away on the cusp of the North York Moors National Park. Spacious, stylish and luxurious, this gorgeous holiday home is perfect for couples looking for something special. The cottage has been lovingly transformed from an old farm building into a beautiful and elegant holiday home. The inherent character of the barn remains and has been enhanced by a sympathetic, quality refurbishment. Modern comforts like underfloor heating are a welcome addition.

At the heart of the property, you'll find a 30-foot open-plan living area, home to the lounge, kitchen and dining room. There's a lovely sense of space and light in here with high ceilings and bi-folding doors at the end of the room. In the warmer months throw the doors open wide and enjoy the spectacular views of the Howardian Hills - you can see for 20 miles from here!

The lounge area is home to a fabulous contemporary wood burner, a warming spot to return to each evening. There's a comfortable sofa to curl up on or a couple of chairs if you want to pull up close to the fire. For your entertainment, there's an LCD TV and Wi-Fi is provided. At the opposite end of the room is the spacious kitchen and dining area. All mod cons are provided including a dishwasher, fridge-freezer, Lavazza coffee machine and washing machine/tumble dryer. The generous table is the perfect spot to spread out the morning papers and enjoy a long lazy breakfast.

Make your way next door to the bedroom, another gorgeous room boasting a 7ft super king-size bed. The bedroom can also be configured as a twin if preferred. Sumptuous pocket spring mattresses and quality bed linen ensure an excellent night's sleep. The bathroom continues the luxurious theme with its striking lime green tiles and monsoon head shower over the bath. Indulge with a long hot soak after a walk across the moors, glass of bubbly optional!

There is much to enjoy outside of this luxury Yorkshire Cottage too. Step out of the bi-folding doors onto a private terrace looking out over the North York Moors. Garden furniture is provided as well as a BBQ for those balmy summer evenings. Additional facilities include a hard court for tennis, a billiards room and a croquet set, so lots to keep you entertained.

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

  • 1 bedroom with a super king-size bed which can be made up as a twin on request
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Dishwasher, fridge/freezer, coffee machine, washing machine/tumble dryer, oven, microwave
  • TV, DVD
  • Wood burner
  • Garden with BBQ
  • Shared tennis court
  • Shared games room
  • Summer house shared with the other property on-site
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Cot
  • Electric and underfloor heating included
  • Pub and shop within 1 mile
  • Pickering 9 miles
  • Part of a complex of 2 properties
  • The cottage can be booked with the neighbouring property, A Haven, to sleep up to 8 guests
  • Fully-cooked breakfast and dinner service by prior arrangement, for an extra supplement with the owners

The property has an enviable location, sitting within a farm on the cusp of the North York Moors. This gorgeous rural setting is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much of which you can see from the property. There are no less than three established footpaths leading directly from the farm across stunning countryside to neighbouring villages and towns including a lovely walk to Hutton-Le-Hole. Stop for lunch at a pub before taking a tour around the Ryedale Museum or Chocolate Factory!

The cottage is close to Gillamoor, an attractive North York Moors village with a local village pub. Just over a mile south takes you to the pretty town of Kirkbymoorside which has much to offer including a gallery, antique shops, tea rooms, deli, wine shop and butchers. There's also a great market on Wednesdays. From there you can move on to the vibrant and attractive Yorkshire market towns of Pickering (10 miles) and Helmsley (8 miles), both of which have an abundance of good restaurants, tea rooms and independent shops.

Beyond the farm lies the North York Moors. A landscape like no other, it's 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 is just a few miles from the cottage. And if walking is your thing, you are surrounded on all sides by some truly stunning routes.

The property is also close to the North Yorkshire Coast, with the gothic town of Whitby (30 miles) and the picture-postcard fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay 35 miles away. Take a day trip here and experiences the sights, sounds and tastes of Yorkshire's coastline. Fish 'n Chips at the Magpie Cafe is a must!

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 16 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Elspeth 13th September 2019

Delightful accommodation in a lovely, peaceful setting, with lots of interesting places within easy striking distance. Was met on arrival by Jane, the owner, who was extremely friendly, as were her 2 key holders. A very enjoyable, relaxing holiday!

Reviewed by Rachel 12th July 2019

"The Escape" was perfectly named - an ideal location set in beautiful surroundings with unspoilt views of the Yorkshire Dales.The accommodation was extremely well equipped and very comfortable. The welcome pack was excellent; and added extras such as flowers, bath robes and complimentary toiletries an extra treat. Jane and Philip the owners were frRead moreiendly and helpful. An excellent holiday property perfect for a couple looking for a peaceful and relaxing getaway. Hide

Reviewed by Kevin 31st May 2019

Very comfortable and well equipped cottage in great location. Very quiet with wide ranging views. Lots of bird life and wildlife. Well located for easy access to the moors with some great walks and pubs and also close to attractions such as Castle Howard, Riveaulx Abbey and North York Moors Railway.

Reviewed by Jess 29th November 2018

We stayed at The Escape for a weekend in November and would definitely recommend it. The cottage is beautiful and is really well-located for heading out for a walk. We were made to feel very welcome on arrival (our dog included!), and very much enjoyed the treats that were left for us. The kitchen is well-equipped and the whole cottage has clearly Read morebeen well thought out. We were really pleased that there were some lovely walks right by the farm, rather than having to drive somewhere and park up first. It was a chilly weekend when we visited but it was always lovely and warm in the cottage because of the underfloor heating - we had to turn it off for ages just so it could be cold enough for us to enjoy the novelty of the woodburner!I have one question - could you please tell us what the fragrance in the reed diffuser on the dresser was? It was lovely and I completely forgot to ask when we left! Thank you for a lovely stay. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 20th October 2018

Set in farmland the Escape is a 5 minute drive up a narrow,sometimes bumpy,lane.You feel a million miles away from the world but are only a few minutes away.The barn has been beautifully converted and is lovely.There are some good pubs with food within easy reach,indeed one is a 20 minute walk away. Great walking to be had.We would definitely stay Read moreagain. Hide

Reviewed by Vivienne 29th September 2018

Fabulous property, stunning views. Perfect base to explore North Yorkshire. Very comfortable Cottage, particularly the bed! Would return.

Reviewed by Ron 10th September 2018

a super and comfortable base with fantastic views to explore the moors and also within reach of the coast and York.

Reviewed by Michael 29th August 2018

Lovely place very remote

Reviewed by Sybil 15th August 2018

Very comfortable roomy accommodation. Ideal for a relaxing quiet and peaceful escape.Beds extremely comfortable. We had them configured as two singles (3ft.6" each) which is larger than most.

Reviewed by Confirmed guest 11th August 2018

A lovely, comfortable barn conversion. Ideal for a couple looking for some quiet time away from normal hustle and bustle.

Reviewed by Diana 18th June 2018

The Escape is just that... Lovely relaxing week in a very comfortable cottage.

Reviewed by Richard 30th May 2018

We really enjoyed the solitude of the cottage and how quiet the surroundings were. we could open the door for Chester and he and he could go outside on his own. we enjoyed the walks and we did not have to put Chester on the lead. complete Freedom,we would like to live there.

Reviewed by elizabeth 19th May 2018

My Husband thought that some people may not like the farm area next door to the cottage, it should perhaps be mentioned that the cottage is non a working farm

Reviewed by Jan 12th May 2018

Amazing location lovely host really recommend it best of many cottages we have stayed in Yorkshire

Reviewed by Kim 28th April 2018

Nice place , could have done with a makeover, and a spring clean .A large mirror in the bedroom would be handy. However would definitely recommend this Place.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Kim,Thank you for your constructive feedback it is very much appreciated. The cottage was recently closed for redecorating however, the owner has taken on board your comments and will look at reviewing the use of a mirror in the bedroom. We are delighted you would definitely recommend The Escape and look forward to booking your next holiday cottage in Yorkshire soon.Take careLouise

Reviewed by Nichola 14th April 2018

Absolutely gorgeous cottage, great hosts, lovely little touches with the Easter decorations, biscuits and Easter gift for my daughter. Cottage had everything we could want and more and me and my daughter has such a fantastic break. Would definitely book again ??

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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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