Take a relaxing soak whatever the weather
Hard to belive the property's history
Beautiful open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Cook in a high quality kitchen
Social open-plan space to relax in
Let the light flood in
Get a good night's rest here
Everything you need for a wonderful stay
Handy en-suite shower room
Twin or super-king-size, you decide
Thought and care has gone into the furnishings
Take a relaxing soak with a good book
Subtle tones decorate the property throughout
Enjoy a romantic soak with someone special
Relax with good company in the summer sun
A grand entrance with electric gates
1 / 16  Take a relaxing soak whatever the weather
2 / 16  Hard to belive the property's history
3 / 16  Beautiful open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
4 / 16  Cook in a high quality kitchen
5 / 16  Social open-plan space to relax in
6 / 16  Let the light flood in
7 / 16  Get a good night's rest here
8 / 16  Everything you need for a wonderful stay
9 / 16  Handy en-suite shower room
10 / 16  Twin or super-king-size, you decide
11 / 16  Thought and care has gone into the furnishings
12 / 16  Take a relaxing soak with a good book
13 / 16  Subtle tones decorate the property throughout
14 / 16  Enjoy a romantic soak with someone special
15 / 16  Relax with good company in the summer sun
16 / 16  A grand entrance with electric gates

The Old Police House

Great Ayton, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Gorgeous escape in Great Ayton with covered bubbling hot tub and private courtyard
  • Bring your walking boots and explore the stunning rolling hills of North Yorkshire National Park
  • Stay in a former Police Station with a little nod to its history in the quirky accessories throughout
  • Two bedrooms, one on the ground floor, each with a beautiful en-suite bathroom
  • Walk to the village's popular pubs, cafes and restaurant within easy reach of the property
  • With an ice cream parlour, local chippy and other takeaways within the village it’s the perfect excuse to treat yourself
Property code: 75226

Enjoy a special break with loved ones in this beautiful converted police station, with sumptuous stylish furnishings, electric gates and hot tub, this relaxing retreat will provide a memorable stay.

ituated in the pretty, bustling village of Great Ayton, this stunning property offers couples and families a great location within a few miles of the North York Moors National Park. With stunning scenery to admire, tranquillity to immerse yourselves in and a wealth of activities to enjoy, you will never be bored. There is something for everyone in this area, such as walking, cycling, fishing, photography and history. At the end of a busy day, you will love returning home to this stylish property and taking a soak in the private hot tub with a glass of your favourite tipple.

 As the former village police station, this property is steeped in history, but as you enter through the electric gates, you will notice there is nothing historical about this house. It has been lovingly renovated to create a contemporary, chic home with all the mod-cons. Stepping through the front door, you will find yourself in the hallway which is the perfect place to cast off muddy boots and wet coats. You then move into the light, airy and spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The blend of natural stones, warm woods and sumptuous fabrics create an elegant yet comfortable feel, with the light flooding through the two sets of French doors. The kitchen is well-equipped and there is plenty of seating for everyone at the sturdy dining table.

Staying on the ground floor, you’ll find one of the beautiful bedrooms (a twin, which can also be made up as a king-size by request when booking) and its boutique hotel-style en-suite bathroom with a shower over the bath; its natural stone tiles create a sense of warmth. The second bedroom, another gorgeous king-size, is upstairs and also has a contemporary, stylish en-suite shower room. Both bedrooms are tastefully decorated and have a TV so that you can curl up under the duvet and enjoy your favourite shows.

The tasteful renovations continue outside with a large patio/courtyard with slate and chippings underfoot and clean lines and contrasting tones creating impact. There is an outside sofa for you to sit and enjoy a coffee and a newspaper or a glass of prosecco and good company. If you need to soothe your aching limbs after a day of activities, why not hop into the hot tub, sit back and relax. As it’s covered, you can make the most of it come rain or shine. There is off-road parking available for one car, with additional parking available on request."

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

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin zip-and-link (which can be made up as a super-king-size by request when booking) 
  • 1 bathroom and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Hot tub
  • Electric and central heating provided
  • Off-road parking for 1 car, additional parking can be arranged on request
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • TV in lounge and both bedrooms

Perched on the banks of the River Leven, the attractive village of Great Ayton has a wonderful village vibe. With a selection of pubs, restaurants, cafes and tearooms only a few hundred metres from your door, 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 (15 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 town and the views from here are simply stunning, and there are walks and cycle routes in every direction. You 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 seaside town Saltburn-by-the-Sea (11 miles) with its pier, cliff tramway, golden sand and clean surf.

This property is personally managed by Rupert.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by PHILIP 6th March 2020

We have just returned from a week away at this fantastic property, clean and spacious and the welcome basket was a nice touch. Owners checked everything was fine with our stay. Pet Friendly and a Hot Tub also a bonus.

Reviewed by Terry 7th February 2020

Lovely house and great location. We just thought cleaning materials should be included e.g washing up liquid also more kitchen utensils. If not provided it would be helpful to mention it when booking so guests can bring things with them.

Reviewed by Sue 23rd November 2019

Lovely modern house with luxury linens & towels. In a lovely village, 5 minute walk to shops, cafes, takeaways, restaurant & pubs. Hot tub great to chill out with towels & dressing gowns provided. Lovely that ours dogs were welcome, the cafes, pub & bars in the village allow dogs & good dog walks close by.

Reviewed by Ian 8th November 2019

Good enclosed fence around the property ideal for dogs. First impressions were excellent but lacked some basic kitchen equipment if staying all week. Details on holiday cottages.co.uk website indicated a washing machine but there isnt one, disappointing for us. Guests cannot alter underfloor heating temperature and it was way too hot. Excellent covRead moreered hot tub for all weathers. Hide

Reviewed by Caroline 25th October 2019

It was a great cosy cottage with lots to do and see close by.

Reviewed by Suzannah 14th September 2019

We had an absolutely wonderful stay at the Old Police House. Josh and Laura couldnt have been more helpful and understanding. The house is exactly what is shown in the pictures and is gorgeous. We went to Yorkshire to spend time together and reconnect as a family and the fantastic location of the house and all the local facilities were absolutely pRead moreerfect. Would strongly recommend and cant wait to go back! Hide

Reviewed by Campbell 9th August 2019

Road noise is a problem in the downstairs bedroom sorry but it just aint worth cost .i know the doors in living room open but its is too warm ,you open the door and there is wasps everywhere. Bins were full when we arrived to had to shove everything in. Cleaning equipment was absent.

Reviewed by Geraldine 19th July 2019

The holiday home is very comfy, lovely decor and extra towels & dressing gowns provided for the hot tub. It's a short walk to pubs and shops and there's plenty of local history and places of interest to visit in the area.

Reviewed by Gareth 7th June 2019

Beautiful place to stay and in such a great location - everything you need is within walking distance and a good base to explore from. Youll love the hot tub come rain or shine!

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Take a relaxing soak whatever the weather
Hard to belive the property's history
Beautiful open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Cook in a high quality kitchen
Social open-plan space to relax in
Let the light flood in
Get a good night's rest here
Everything you need for a wonderful stay
Handy en-suite shower room
Twin or super-king-size, you decide
Thought and care has gone into the furnishings
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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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