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Take a relaxing soak whatever the weather
Beautiful open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Let the light flood in
Social open-plan space to relax in
Hard to believe the property's history
Get a good night's rest here
Everything you need for a wonderful stay
Handy en-suite shower room
Cook in a high quality kitchen
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 / 18  Take a relaxing soak whatever the weather
2 / 18  Beautiful open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
3 / 18  Let the light flood in
4 / 18  Social open-plan space to relax in
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6 / 18  Hard to believe the property's history
7 / 18  Get a good night's rest here
8 / 18  Everything you need for a wonderful stay
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10 / 18  Handy en-suite shower room
11 / 18  Cook in a high quality kitchen
12 / 18  Twin or super-king-size, you decide
13 / 18  Thought and care has gone into the furnishings
14 / 18  Take a relaxing soak with a good book
15 / 18  Subtle tones decorate the property throughout
16 / 18  Enjoy a romantic soak with someone special
17 / 18  Relax with good company in the summer sun
18 / 18  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.

Situated 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."

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

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 2 cars
  • 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.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jill 13th November 2021

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The cottage was well laid out providing a good spot for the dog to sleep whilst being contained. She could have access to the garden and we didn't have to worry about her. We were close to the centre of the village which was useful for the shops. The only downside was the noise from passing traffic which starts early in the morning. Probably not a Read moreproblem unless you're a light sleeper though. Hide

Reviewed by Jackie 22nd October 2021

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A beautiful house with a quality finish throughout and a large covered hot tub just outside the back door (robes and towels provided). The village of Great Ayton has lots of places to eat and drink all within walking distance and has a lovely friendly 'village' feel. Fabulous butchers and bakeries and a well-stocked C0-0P. Plenty of walks from the Read morevillage and a train station to get on to the Esk Valley railway to Whitby. Good contact with Laura and Josh the before, during and after our stay. Hide

Reviewed by Carole 1st October 2021

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We loved the cottage and are already thinking of returning. The furnishings were luxurious and the hot tub accessories very welcome. (bath robes and towels). A lovely touch was a bowl of fresh water for the dog and a jar of dog treats.

Reviewed by Sue 17th September 2021

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Reviewed by Charmaine 3rd September 2021

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A lovely modern house, well equipped and very dog friendly.A good base to explore North Yorkshire, the owner, Laura responded very quickly to an issue with the heating which was resolved very easily.Local village with good variety of shops, we ate at the Royal Oak Pub on Wednesday which was steak night,delicious food served by friendly staff.The onRead morely negative comment I have about this property is how close it is to a very busy road, not recommended if you are looking for peace and tranquility. Hide

Reviewed by Joanne 13th August 2021

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The Old Police House is very clean and well equipped with comfortable beds. It is set in a lovely friendly little village with good pubs and coffee shops and is a great base for exploring North Yorkshire .. and with the added bonus of a hot tub to relax in after a day out.

Reviewed by Paul 6th August 2021

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A nice place in a good location for all village amenities

Reviewed by Claire 30th July 2021

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The cottage is lovely, clean and modern and dog friendly. The hot tub is fabulous! Great Ayton is a lovely village with lots of great places to eat & drink. Its also within half an hour of the coast and many dog friendly beaches. We loved it!

Reviewed by Ebonee 5th July 2021

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The Old Police House was a lovely cottage with a great hot tub. The owners were very easy to get hold of if we needed to ask any questions. The location is great based in a lovely little village and close to a small town with nice places to eat. It is also close to several beaches Whitby, we visited Whitby which was less than an hour away.

Reviewed by Joanne 25th June 2021

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Excellent location, only a few minutes walk away from the high street. The place was nice and clean, with a well equipped kitchen. Plenty towels for guests using the hot tub. The electric gates are a bit slow but do make it nice secure for bringing dogs. Theres no washing machine, so if youre staying for a week, pack for a week. Great Ayton is a loRead morevely town, lots of walks, dog friendly cafes and restaurants nearby too. Hide

Reviewed by James 14th June 2021

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Reviewed by Susan 17th May 2021

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Lovely house renovated to a high standard. Big hot tub which is under cover which was a bonus as we had lots of rain the week we were there! The garden is secure for the dog which is an advantage and being in the village means you can walk everywhere. There are several good places to eat in the village and also take-aways. We would recommend this pRead moreroperty. Hide

Reviewed by John 23rd April 2021

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Tastefully renovated house, well equipped kitchen, though no washing machine. Great location near centre of town and for visiting Yorkshire, walking and cycling. Nice to relax in hot tub and on little patio, though bit noisy from cars on road and also can hear cars from the bedrooms. Overall very comfortable.

Reviewed by Elaine 19th April 2021

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We had a lovely week in the Old Police House, plenty of things to do in the area and some great walks. Our dog loved it too! Restricted with places to eat etc because of Covid but hope to go back to try them all after 17 May

Reviewed by Christopher 9th December 2020

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The cottage is beautiful. Its clean and very well maintained. Modern and very comfortable. It has decent WiFi and the tv is linked to Netflix so perfect for keeping the kids entertained. The kitchen has all that you need and the bathe rooms are perfect. The hot tub is brilliant we enjoyed a couple of goes in that and the house has underfloor heatinRead moreg so getting warm from been in the hot tub is easily sorted. Our stay was the perfect getaway and would seriously think about coming again! Hide

Reviewed by Tania 30th October 2020

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Lovely village and great for walking. We had 2 dogs with us and we could walk straight out from the house and the garden was secure. Lots of restaurants in the village and the takeaway roast from the Royal Oak was amazing!!

Reviewed by Deb 23rd October 2020

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If you are looking for a short break or a week away look no further. We have just had a relaxing week at The Old Police House. The house is finished to a high standard and had everything we needed and of course the hot hub was the added touch of luxury. Great Ayton, a short walk away, is a lovely village with a range of local shops and a wide choicRead moree of excellent places to eat for lunches and evening out. Thank you Josh & Laura Hide

Reviewed by Jo 19th October 2020

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Just returned from 4 nights at The Old Police House. Lovely property, very clean and nice quality textiles and towels. Perfect for a family of 4. Great Ayton is a lovely village with lots of nice shops and everyone is really friendly. The property is very secure which was great with our little dog and the hot tub was a big hit as its covered so canRead more be used whatever the weather. Lots of walks on the doorstep. Welcome basket was a nice touch. Owners very friendly and happy to answer any questions Hide

Reviewed by Ian 9th October 2020

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We found the cottage ideally located for accessing the village amenities. The property is ideal for 2 couples as their are separate amenities for each bedroom, also visitors with dogs as the grounds are secure

Reviewed by Louise 4th September 2020

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Reviewed by Lisa 16th August 2020

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Lovely property which is comfortable, the hot tub is great and the property is ideally situated in a beautiful village with lots of amenities. There are some lovely walks in and around the village and the coastal towns are close by which was great. We will definitely recommend this property to our family and friends and we had a very relaxing breakRead more. Hide

Reviewed by Samantha 24th July 2020

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The house itself is wonderful, once those gates are closed it is private and safe, great for all the local shops and pubs, could do with a side gate so you did not have to open the electronic gates every time you went to get a paper, but would stay here again.

Reviewed by Ian 10th July 2020

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Fabulous accommodation, very convenient for the Moors and coast as well. Very comfortable accommodation, very homely and ideal for amenities that Great Ayton has to offer.

Reviewed by PHILIP 6th March 2020

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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

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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.

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Take a relaxing soak whatever the weather
Beautiful open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner
Let the light flood in
Social open-plan space to relax in
Hard to believe the property's history
Get a good night's rest here
Everything you need for a wonderful stay
Handy en-suite shower room
Cook in a high quality kitchen
Show 6 moreTwin or super-king-size, you decide

Location

Map
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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