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Vine Cottage - Normanby

Pickering, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 5
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • North Yorkshire family retreat sleeping five people
  • Welcome hamper packed full of treats
  • Attractive interiors exuding comfort and warmth
  • Space for little kids and big kids alike to have fun
  • Private outdoor hot tub for fun times and relaxation
  • Within striking distance of the North York Moors
Property code: G0168

A 19th-century cottage infusing authentic character with plenty of modern comforts, this property is an idyllic retreat for families looking to spend quality time together.

Welcome to this beautiful 19th-century 2/3-bedroomed property set on the cusp of the North York Moors National Park. Perfect for families and couples alike, this detached gem of a property boasts gorgeous elegant interiors, an outdoor hot tub and a wonderful village location.

Come inside to find a boot room/porch, perfect for kicking off those muddy walking boots. Step on into the heart of the home, a generous open-plan living space, home to the lounge, kitchen and dining area. Yorkshire flagstones underfoot and exposed beams overhead give the room bags of natural character.

Make your way over to the lounge area with a cosy wood burner keeping everything nice and toasty. Light up the fire and stretch out on the comfy sofa, or curl up on one of two classic armchairs. It's time to switch off and relax! To keep everyone entertained there's a TV and a DVD player if you want to bring your favourite box set. There's also a radio and a Bluetooth speaker so you can provide your own soundtrack. Wi-Fi is also provided.

The gorgeous cottage kitchen has attractive shaker-style units, well-stocked with all the appliances and equipment you'll need to cook up a storm. All mod cons are provided including a fabulous three-oven range cooker with ceramic hob, a full-size dishwasher and even a wine fridge for that most essential of holiday ingredients. A further utility room houses a large fridge/freezer and washer/dryer, with a handy cloakroom/WC next door.

Settle down to eat at the large farmhouse table, there's plenty of room for everyone to gather around. Spread out the papers over your morning coffee or enjoy an atmospheric dinner which stretches long into the night.

Downstairs is also home to 'The Burrow', an endearing snug room/bedroom perfect for kids (and the grown-ups!) to escape to and have their own space. There's a further TV/DVD player in here with lots of child-friendly DVDs and a toy chest to explore. Older kids will love finding the Xbox to play with. A day bed in here is the perfect place to sit during the day, and at night doubles up to a full-size single bed which comfortably sleeps a child or adult alike.

There are two further bedrooms upstairs, the first of which is the stunning master bedroom. Set at the front of the house this gorgeous room has a king-size bed and original beams overhead. An armchair sits by the window and offers a nice spot for a date with a favourite book. The final bedroom is a gorgeous twin room with two full-size single beds. Perfectly placed fabrics and furnishings in soft tones give this room a serene and peaceful feel.

The generous house bathroom is also upstairs. Parents of younger children (and those who love a good hot soak) will delight in finding a bath as well as a separate walk-in shower. Soft fluffy bathrobes and slippers are provided for every adult guest.

And what better way to make use of your robes than a trip outside to the warm and inviting hot tub! Ready and waiting for you all year round, it seats up to five adults comfortably and is the perfect way to end a busy day sightseeing. In addition to the hot tub, the garden has a delightful gravelled patio area complete with furniture for those al fresco lunches. A further lawned area is perfect for relaxed picnics over a bottle of fizz while a range of outdoor games provide entertainment for all.

Please note there is a refundable £300 security deposit for this property payable closer to the start of your holiday.

  • 3 bedrooms: 1 king-size, 1 twin (with 2 singles), 1 single
  • 1 bathroom: shower, bath
  • Regret no pets
  • Welcome hamper upon arrival
  • Porch/boot room
  • Cloak room with WC
  • Utility room: fridge/freezer, washer/dryer
  • 3-oven range cooker and ceramic hob, dishwasher, wine fridge, kettle, toaster
  • Wood burner
  • TV/ DVD r, Bluetooth speaker, games console, DVDs, toys
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden
  • Hot tub
  • BBQ
  • Ample off-road parking for up to 4 cars
  • Pub less than 1 mile away
  • Shop Within 4 miles

The cottage has an idyllic rural location. Set in a pretty North York Moors village you have some lovely walks in the area. There's a nice local pub within half a mile serving good pub grub, perfect if you don't fancy cooking one evening.

Just north of the village lies the North York Moors National Park. A landscape like no other, this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a place of gently rolling heather-clad hills, ancient woodlands and lazy rivers winding through lush green valleys. If you want to get away from it all, take a trip to the top of the high central moorlands. The famous Blakey Ridge (13 miles) affords some of the best views in the country in our opinion and is just a few miles drive from the cottage. And if walking is your thing, you are surrounded on all sides by some truly stunning routes.

Just a few miles north takes you to the pretty town of Kirkbymoorside (4 miles) which has much to offer including a gallery, antique shops, tea room, deli, wine shop and butchers. There's also a great market on Wednesdays. From there you can move on to the vibrant and attractive Yorkshire market towns of Pickering (7 miles) and Helmsley (10 miles), both of which have an abundance of good restaurants, tea rooms and independent shops. Helmsley is also home to an excellent day spa if you fancy a spot of pampering.

The cottage is also close to the North Yorkshire Coast, with the gothic town of Whitby (26 miles) and the picture-postcard fishing village of Robin Hood's Bay (30) within driving distance. Take a day trip here and experiences the sights, sounds and tastes of Yorkshire's coastline.

Hutton-le-Hole (6 miles), quite possibly the most beautiful village in the North York Moors, is just around the corner and you're also close to Castle Howard (13 miles) and the gorgeous medieval City of York (30 miles) - lots of choice for day trips.

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 26 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Nina 8th November 2019

Lovely cosy cottage, lots of local places to visit. The swan pub was not for us but we loved The Crown in Hutton en hole.

Reviewed by Amanda 1st November 2019

We (four girls) had a much needed weekend stay. There were scones, cream and jam with a bottle of Prosecco to welcome us, along with other essentials. It was bliss having no phone signal - being able to switch off completely and unwind. Relaxing in the hot tub and kicking back in front of the log burner watching Netflix. Theres was little to think Read moreabout, towels, bathrobes and a hairdryer were all provided. Even wine, beer and snacks were available to purchase. The perfect winter retreat. Hide

Reviewed by Annette 18th October 2019

Large bowl and a whisk would be handy

Reviewed by Philip 16th September 2019

Absolutely perfect

Reviewed by Ann 29th April 2019

Good comfy cottage in great county. Beautiful countryside, lots of different areas to visit Great downstairs room if you have little ones, garden for them too. Hot tub to enjoy relaxing after your days out.

Reviewed by Donna 26th April 2019

Vine cottage is a lovely, cosy little holiday home. The welcome pack was a nice little touch along with the option to buy snacks and drinks. We really enjoyed our stay & we would like to try other Gorgeous Cottages.

Reviewed by Debs 9th February 2019

Beautiful cottage and great location. Only criticism is when 5 adults not enough seating and hot tub only for 4 people. Other than that we really enjoyed our stay and Angela made us feel very welcome.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Debs, thank you for your 10/10 review, we are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. The hot tub is for 5, with 1 of the seats being classed as a "raised, cool down seat." The idea is that you rotate between reclining and the raised seat, as you are not supposed to stay fully submerged in the hot tub for more than 10 minutes at a time. Your party obviously like to recline! We would love to welcome you back to Yorkshire for another stay in the not too distant future. Take care, Maureen.

Reviewed by Leanne 8th January 2019

We had an amazing stay at Vine Cottage home from home and spotless! The hot tub was lovely to come back to each night as an added bonus!.. location was brilliant on the doorstep of fabulous walks and beautiful villages so much to do. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be returning.

Reviewed by Sharron 4th December 2018

Fabulous!We were a group of five ladies looking for a relaxing break in a beautiful cottage. This is exactly what we got, as well as more (treats on arrival, robes and slippers for the well kept hot tub).We had a great day out in Helmsley doing some Christmas shopping in the lovely boutiques and independent shops and had a hearty meal in the friendRead morely pub opposite the cottage. I have stayed in many holiday rentals and for me, this is one of my favourites! Hide

Reviewed by Anna 1st December 2018

Lovely cottage , everything has been thought of with regards to facilities . Great place to relax with family and friends .

Reviewed by Joanne 24th November 2018

Gorgeous homely cottage. Everything you needed and more.

Reviewed by Fiona 20th November 2018

What a fantastic stay we had at Vine Cottage. The welcome on arrival of a hand-written card and a fantastic starter of scones and prosecco was perfect. The hot tub was such a luxury especially with a big robe and slippers.

Reviewed by Emma 13th November 2018

Great for a break away in the country, local pub Sun Inn within walking distance & serves excellent food. Cottage wad immaculate, hot tub well maintained, lovely welcoming touches with cream tea scones & prosecco. Had a fabulous relaxing weekend, would recommend!

Reviewed by Jane 15th October 2018

A cosy, well equipped and well maintained cottage. A good base for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors.The North Yorkshire Moors Railway is a must to visit.

Reviewed by Cindy 22nd September 2018

A beautiful holiday cottage with a home from home feel. Lovely touches, welcome hamper & cottage superbly presented. Hot tub was the icing on the cake!

Reviewed by Peter 15th September 2018

Fantastic cottage with great rooms and brilliant hot tub. Not much in the village, the pub was virtually closed, but there was so much in nearby Pickering. A return trip is certainly on the cardsThe owner could not have been more helpful

Reviewed by Abby 19th August 2018

Perfect cottage for lovely holiday in ny moors

Reviewed by Sandy 11th August 2018

Cottage was beautiful. Everything that we needed was there. Really comfortable and well equipped. Only issue was that you needed to have car to go anywhere, including shops / pub.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Sandy,Thank you for taking the time to complete a review, it is appreciated! I agree Vine cottage is beautiful and I am delighted you found the cottage comfortable and well equipped. There is a pub a 2 minutes walk away from the cottage in the same village and I do know our guests love visiting it after a day of exploring the North York Moors.I do hope we can book you into another Gorgeous Cottage sometime in the future.Take careLouise

Reviewed by C 24th July 2018

Cottage was lovely , very well equipped. Welcome pack was much appreciated. Location good for towns nearby and local pub was very good for food.

Reviewed by Allison 21st July 2018

Comfortable, cosy cottage with lovely soft furnishings throughout. Our girls loved 'the burrow'. Well equipped even down to coals for the barbecue which we got to use since the weather was so nice.The enclosed garden was a good size but the borders and lawn were looking a bit unloved and the garden seating needs an upgrade for extra comfort. Hot tuRead moreb was a winner even though we had trouble with it which the owner tried her best to resolve.Vine Cottage was well situated for visits to lots of places. We did Pickering to Whitby on the steam train, York, Robin Hood's Bay and Wold's Way Lavender Farm is also worth a visit. Hide

Reviewed by Confirmed purchaser 25th June 2018

The cottage was all we could wish for. The welcome pack was well received. Will definitely try and return.

Reviewed by RICHARD 8th June 2018

Really well decorated and equipped cottage, and very clean. The hot tub was excellent. The owners have made some really good touches to the cottage to make it seem very welcoming, and also leave prosecco, scones, jam and cream. The village is small, but has a good pub. The pub is a 'locals' pub' i.e. not renovated and one of a chain, but the foRead moreod was good at a good price, and people were very welcoming. The location is good for car access to a lot of things within 30 mins. I'd definitely go back again. Hide

Reviewed by Jen 3rd June 2018

We had a lovely week at the beautiful Vine Cottage in March this year, the little extras made it all the more special - thank you Angela. We spent the days walking the local area and visiting the chocolate box villages of Thornton-le-Dale and Hutton-le-Hole. We also spent a day in Whitby, walking along Sandsend and visiting the town itself. Eating Read moreout we had okish meals at the Sun Inn - very bizarre to find Christmas decorations still up in March! We had a nice lunch at The Crown in Hutton-le-Hole and had an excellent meal at The Stables at Cross Butts. Days ending with a glass of fizz in the hot tub were certainly a highlight! Hope to be back soon! 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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