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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
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
  • Rear courtyard with seating
  • 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.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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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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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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