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The Old Police Cottage

Great Ayton, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bathroom
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Romantic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • A stylish bolt-hole perfect for couples situated in the heart of the popular village of Great Ayton
  • Walk to the village's popular pubs, cafes and restaurant within easy reach of the property
  • Relax and unwind in the cottage's unique couple's hot tub
Property code: 79273

This is the perfect place for those who want that to unwind and in relax in the hot tub or explore village pubs, shops and cafes within easy walking distance. Enjoy the river that meanders through and make the most of the glorious surrounding countryside.

Situated on the northern edge of the North York Moors National Park, this contemporary, cosy cottage is the perfect bolthole for a romantic retreat. Situated in the bustling village of Great Ayton, you have the convenience of its shops, pubs and eateries on your doorstep, but within a couple of miles, you can be out in the open countryside enjoying the fresh air and wide-open space. If you’re keen walkers or cyclists, there are plenty of routes/trails to choose from, which allow you to explore Yorkshire’s natural beauty. This property is also well-situated to allow you to explore the rugged Yorkshire coast, where you can wander along the coast path soaking up the far-reaching sea views, or stroll around the historic fishing villages and coastal towns. For something a little more cosmopolitan, you could head 10 miles north to the large town of Middlesbrough.

 

Nestled amongst a terrace overlooking the River Leven, this attractive cottage offers couples stylish and spacious accommodation. Exposed brick walls and warm woods contrast beautifully with the cool tones throughout to create a unique and welcoming home. The traditional layout and natural materials reflect the building’s history, whilst modern fixtures and fittings bring it into the 21st century.

 

On entering, you’ll find yourself in the open-plan lounge/diner. Simple decor and a comfortable sofa and chair make this an ideal spot for snuggling up and relaxing of an evening, whilst the dining table and benches provide ample seating for dining, planning adventures or playing board games. To the rear of the property is the galley-style kitchen. Stunning wooden worktops and a Belfast sink bring a sense of tradition to this modern kitchen, which is equipped with all the mod-cons. From the dining area, head up the staircase to the cosy double bedroom, where the exposed brick wall creates a sense of cohesion with downstairs, as does the understated, but tasteful, decor. A lovely big window allows light to flood in and the dressing room with large wardrobes provides additional space for your belongings. Completing the accommodation is a bathroom with a shower over the bath.

 

Heading outside, there is a small courtyard with seating for a morning coffee or evening glass of wine. There is off-road parking at a nearby free car park (subject to availability).

This is the sister property to 'The Old Police House' which is just round the corner!

 

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

  • 1 bedroom - double
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC and 1 separate WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge, freezer and dishwasher
  • Smart TV in the lounge
  • Small rear courtyard with modern couple's hot tub
  • Off-road parking situated at a nearby free car park (subject to availability)
  • Pubs and shops within walking distance

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan 24th September 2021

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Despite the few comments above (which are easily rectified) this is a cottage of a high standard - very attractively presented with all important mod-cons!. Great Ayton is a really nice place with good facilities and close to several attractive areas to visit plus the opportunity for many walks in glorious country-side. I would definitely recommendRead more this holiday cottage and may well use it again. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 30th July 2021

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A truly beautiful comfortable and well located, well equipped property. Lovely peaceful village but with amenities on door step and an excellent base for exploring North Yorkshire. Hot tub is a lovely bonus. Didnt want to leave!

Reviewed by Jan 25th June 2021

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Absolutely beautiful cottage, comfortable bed and everything was of excellent quality. Would certainly recommend and stay again.

Reviewed by Laura 14th June 2021

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Fantastic little cottage which felt both modern and clean but with homely charm at the same time. Perfect size for two people. Josh and Laura were great hosts - they sent us a list of pubs and restaurants before we went and were really responsive whenever we needed to contact them. The property is in a good position on the high street, an easy walkRead moreing distance to the local pubs and shops. I would thoroughly recommend it as a place to stay for a few nights away. Hide

Reviewed by Lloyd 11th June 2021

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We loved our break at the old police cottage! Perfect size for 2 people and a dog, very clean and with every facility you would need. Josh & Laura were excellent hosts and pointed us in the right direction for best places prior to us going! Would defiantly stay again and wouldnt hesitate to recommend to anyone looking. Thanks again!

Reviewed by Paul 22nd May 2021

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Reviewed by Jamie 7th May 2021

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Reviewed by Carol 3rd May 2021

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We had a great time at the Old Police cottage. The house itself was lovely and stylishly decorated. The bed was super comfortable and we had a lovely time. Highly recommend!

Reviewed by Zoe 30th April 2021

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Lovely stay, the village is beautiful as is the cottage. Walks in the area are greatly recommended. The cottage has everything needed for a break away, Netflixs is a bonus for rainy days. We will return.....fabulous weekend!

Reviewed by Greg 25th April 2021

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The place was great. Had everything we needed for a nice relaxing couple of nights away. Josh & Laura sent the instructions over & responded to our texts straight away.

Reviewed by Jill 19th October 2020

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A lovely cottage, furnished to a high standard and well designed. The old police cottage was immaculate, lovely quality furnishings and bedding, ideally located for exploring Great Ayton and surrounding countryside. Would definitely recommend to friends and family.

Reviewed by Helen 4th October 2020

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This cottage is beautifully presented and the attention to detail to make it extremely comfortable is very apparent. The bed is comfortable, the duvet really snuggly and the towels so soft! It is in a wonderful location both for taking local walks and also travelling to other great places nearby such as Stokesley. Being able to take the dog was alsRead moreo a massive plus for us. The owners could not have been more helpful contacting us to check all was ok . Absolutely would stay again..it was amazing! Hide

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Location

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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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