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The Joinery - Great Ayton

Great Ayton, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Immaculate ground floor apartment providing parking with high quality and comfortable interior
  • Situated in this picture post-card village giving excellent access to many rural rambles
  • Head to the East Yorkshire coastline and discover miles of sandy beaches and the Cleveland Way
Property code: 85702

A stylish ground floor apartment, located in the charming village of Great Ayton situated on the northern tip of the North York Moors National Park, providing excellent walking opportunities.

A warm welcome awaits in this stunning Great Ayton property. Situated on the edge of the North York Moors National Park, Great Ayton has direct access to an abundance of incredible walks amongst the Cleveland Hills and beyond. Well known as the childhood home of Captain Cook, the village offers an enjoyable afternoon at The Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum – a delightful time spent out with the family.

This two-bedroom ground-floor apartment sits alongside pretty cottages with typically Yorkshire stonework facades. The village is complete with two greens and a river running through, making it a perfect picnic spot in the summer months. It’s ideal for leaving the car behind and staying close to home in the warm and cheerful weather.

On arrival, you’ll find yourself greeted by a fantastic original sign on the exterior, a stylish introduction to the traditional nature of this country cottage. As a Grade II-listed building, formerly a Joiners and Undertakers, you’ll be pleased to see that measures have been taken to retain the original character of the place.

Step first into a generously sized hallway with an abundance of space for boots and coats. Perch on the bench to take off hiking boots which can be effortlessly stored underneath. This bright and cheerful space offers a wonderful jumping-off point for any daily adventures, as well as offering a warm welcome at the end of a busy day.

Continue through the property into an open-plan living space, which sits beneath a characterful arched window that floods the space with light. The characterful street and mature trees can be admired from here, although the privacy of the living space is assured.

The lounge portion of the room features comfortable sofas and matching armchairs, with more than enough space for four guests to spread out on an evening spent indoors. Switch on the Smart TV to catch up on the shows you often forget about throughout your day-to-day life. Alternatively, switch on the Sony Radio or Bluetooth connected CD player to fill the room with music. Here you’ll find an overflowing bookcase filled with books and board games, ideal for those who’d prefer to switch off the electronics and enjoy the tranquillity that this North Yorkshire village can provide.

Naturally, switching on the radio or sound system will certainly be a treat when making full use of the kitchen. Although compact, the contemporary kitchen area of this open-plan living space offers more than enough work surfaces, appliances and equipment for keeping four hungry holidaymakers fed and watered. Sit down together at the adjacent dining table and prepare to spend the evening putting the world to rights. Don’t forget to pick up a bottle of something sparkling to mark any special occasion!

As a downstairs apartment, two beautifully presented bedrooms can be accessed right here on the ground floor. Both decorated with a similar style, the king-size and twin bedrooms each provide a peaceful space to drift off at night and a refreshing place to wake up to in the morning. Featuring a neutral colour scheme with soft linens and comfortable mattresses, each bedroom offers the chance for two guests to achieve a quality night of restful sleep. Although conditions should offer an ever-comfortable space to unwind throughout the winter and summer months, the property does offer a Dyson Fan for additional heating or cooling facilities, ideal for when the unpredictable British weather affects the atmosphere of this two-bedroom space.

When it comes to getting ready in the morning, you’ll also be pleased to find storage units including a built-in wardrobe, multifunction storage drawers and dressing tables on hand for creating your very best look. Make use of the floor-to-ceiling mirror in the master bedroom to get a final view of your outfit before heading out for dinner at night.

Finally, no property is complete without a stylish family bathroom. Designed to match the contemporary style presented throughout the rest of this property, this fitted bathroom features quality tiles, a backlit mirror and a shower over the bath, so you can freshen up in your preferred way.

  • 2 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with shower over the bath and WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, microwave and washer/drier
  • Smart TV, Sony radio and CD player with Bluetooth connectivity
  • Dyson AM09 Hot & Cool Quiet Tower Fan
  • Board games and books
  • Welcome Pack
  • Off-street parking for one car
  • Shops, pubs and restaurants within 0. 5 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

As mentioned previously, the prime location of this delectable cottage offers you a wonderful chance to explore Great Ayton. A short mosey down a quiet village road leads to the area’s attractions, whether it’s the pubs and cafes that’ll keep you fed during the daytime or late into the night, or the wonderful Captain Cook museum.

The attractive village of Great Ayton has a wonderful village vibe. With a selection of pubs, restaurants, cafes and tearooms, you could eat out every night if you wanted to. As home to a young Captain Cook, there is also the Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum which allows you to explore his early life in the surrounding area. If you love to walk, from Great Ayton you can walk up to Roseberry Topping (2 miles); a prominent hill with lots of walking trails that lead up to the distinctive summit and cliffs.

The vibrant little village of Osmotherley (12 miles) is well-known as a starting point for walkers and cyclists. This gorgeous little place is real picture-postcard stuff. It also offers excellent facilities including a cafe, village stores and a fish and chip shop. If you're a bit of a foodie, this part of Yorkshire is packed with fantastic gastropubs, restaurants and delis. Situated within the western reaches of the North York Moors, designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1987, Osmotherley has close proximity to lush pastures and woodlands. The western moors play host to grand country houses, atmospheric ruins and handsome market towns. The views from here are simply stunning, and there are walks and cycle routes in every direction. You are very close to the famous Cleveland Way as well as many more well-known and picturesque moorland walks, some of which lead all the way to the sea.

Great Ayton’s position at the northern end of the North York Moors means the coast is easily accessible from here. To breathe in the fresh, sea air, head to the seaside town of Saltburn-by-the-Sea (11 miles) with its pier, cliff tramway, golden sand and clean surf.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.


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Reviewed by Susan 15th July 2022

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Excellent location, very well equipped accommodation

Reviewed by Judith 15th April 2022

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We had a really enjoyable Easter stay at the Joinery. Having off-road parking was an advantage as Great Eyton can get quite busy on a sunny day. The accommodation was clean, nicely decorated and welcoming and everything was easy to operate. It was very cosy. The location is a beautiful spot for exploring that part of Yorkshire. There is a Co-op in Read morethe village and several restaurants/cafs. I'd thoroughly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Charlotte 8th April 2022

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We had a very lovely stay at the Joinery. The home was immaculate with lots of home comforts for the stay. The location was fab in the heart of Great Ayton & lots of great advice for where to visit. Communication was fab- would definitely recommend!!

Reviewed by Kathryn 23rd October 2021

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Spent a few days here as a family with two kids. Gorgeous place. Everything very clean, confortable and really well equipped. Was a little concerned about it being ground floor with another property above but didnt hear anything from the people staying above at all. Great Ayton is a lovely little village. Highly recommend The Poorhouse and The TannRead moreery. Walked up Roseberry Topping from the house and did a couple of other local walks with kids. Great place for a break. 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.

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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