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Butler’s Retreat

Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors (Moulton)

  • Welcome to the peaceful and elegant Butlers Retreat. Time to relax!

    Welcome to the peaceful and elegant Butlers Retreat. Time to relax!

  • Settle down to a romantic dinner for two...

    Settle down to a romantic dinner for two...

  • Rustle up a cooked breakfast in the contemporary kitchen.

    Rustle up a cooked breakfast in the contemporary kitchen.

  • Time to curl up by the fire with a good book...

    Time to curl up by the fire with a good book...

  • And for afters how about some locally produced cheese and nibbles...

    And for afters how about some locally produced cheese and nibbles...

  • Arrive to warm welcome, which often includes some home baked goodies.

    Arrive to warm welcome, which often includes some home baked goodies.

  • Pick up a book, settle back and enjoy total peace and quiet.

    Pick up a book, settle back and enjoy total peace and quiet.

  • Make your way down the elegant hallway to bed.

    Make your way down the elegant hallway to bed.

  • Plenty of room for everyone in here with this Super-King size bed.

    Plenty of room for everyone in here with this Super-King size bed.

  • Enjoy a lazy breakfast in bed, no need to rush today!

    Enjoy a lazy breakfast in bed, no need to rush today!

  • Gorgeous Yorkshire sunshine streams through the hallway windows.

    Gorgeous Yorkshire sunshine streams through the hallway windows.

  • Sink into the gorgeous free-standing bath for a well deserved soak...

    Sink into the gorgeous free-standing bath for a well deserved soak...

  • Butler's Retreat is set within this stunning Elizabethan Manor House.

    Butler's Retreat is set within this stunning Elizabethan Manor House.

  • Dating back to the 15th Century, it makes for a grand setting to your luxury Yorkshire holiday.

    Dating back to the 15th Century, it makes for a grand setting to your luxury Yorkshire holiday.

  • Admire the striking architecture as you take a turn about the grounds.

    Admire the striking architecture as you take a turn about the grounds.

  • An idyllic place to stay, set between the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales.

    An idyllic place to stay, set between the North York Moors and the Yorkshire Dales.

  • Guests are welcome to use the tennis court in the grounds.

    Guests are welcome to use the tennis court in the grounds.

  • Plenty of places to explore and discover with some lovely walks from the doorstep.

    Plenty of places to explore and discover with some lovely walks from the doorstep.

  • Butler's Retreat is set in a very pretty North Yorkshire Village, a sleepy little place offering total peace and relaxation.

    Butler's Retreat is set in a very pretty North Yorkshire Village, a sleepy little place offering total peace and relaxation.

  • Mosey down to the local gastro pub, the excellent Black Bull, for lunch. It's just a stone's throw away.

    Mosey down to the local gastro pub, the excellent Black Bull, for lunch. It's just a stone's throw away.

  • The gorgeous market town of Richmond is just 15 minute's drive.

    The gorgeous market town of Richmond is just 15 minute's drive.

  • Explore it's cobbled streets and enjoy a walk along the river out towards Wensleydale.

    Explore it's cobbled streets and enjoy a walk along the river out towards Wensleydale.

  • The breath-taking landscapes of Swaledale are within easy reach.

    The breath-taking landscapes of Swaledale are within easy reach.

The Essentials

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Children Welcome
  • Pub Within 2 mins
  • Shop Within 1 mile
  • Internet Access
  • Wood Burner / Open Fire
  • Off-road Parking
  • Garden
  • Pet Friendly
  • BBQ
  • LCD TV
  • DVD Player
  • Travel Cot / High Chair
  • Cot

About Butler’s Retreat

Elegant, stylish and comfortable; welcome to the gorgeous Butler's Retreat. Set within a 16th Century Manor House in a pretty village in North Yorkshire, this cosy one-bedroom cottage is a delicious mix of old and new. Nestling between the Dales and the North York Moors with a fantastic foodie pub just a stone's throw away, the location is excellent too. The perfect country hideaway for couples and solo travellers looking for a spot of grandeur.

Butler's Retreat is a beautiful one-bedroom holiday cottage occupying the first floor of a striking Elizabethan Manor House. Looking out towards the summer house and garden on one side and a pretty courtyard to the other, it offers total peace and tranquillity for those who want to escape the hustle bustle of modern day life.

Come in via a private entrance and up the stairs to your own little slice of heaven. The landing gives an immediate sense of personality with its well-placed antiques and graceful decor. Make your way into the open plan living area which includes the kitchen, dining area and cosy lounge. Each guest will arrive to a gorgeous welcome hamper, so pull up a chair and indulge in some home-baked treats while your loved one rustles up a cup of Yorkshire tea.

The sleek contemporary kitchen comes complete with everything you will need during your stay including a hob, oven, fridge (with freezer drawer) and a microwave. Whilst you rustle up an indulgent cooked breakfast take some time to admire the original artwork on the walls, most of which is by the Owner herself..

Later, as the evening draws in, fire up the wood-burner and stake your claim to the armchair by the fire with a good book - no-one minds if you change into your PJs a little early. And if reading seems like too much effort snuggle down to a movie on the LCD TV or catch up with things online with the high-speed broadband.

Time for bed. Mooch along the landing to the huge master bedroom boasting a Super-King size bed with bespoke headboard, an original fireplace and double aspect windows. The bed can also be set as two singles if preferred. The bathroom is just next door, a statement in period style with its antique roll-top bath and Farrow and Ball hues. Draw yourself a bath each evening and enjoy the sights and sounds of an English country garden from the comfort of the warm water.

The outside space in Butler's Retreat is equally impressive. You have direct access to stunning grounds which include a lawned garden, patio area, summerhouse and an immaculate hard-surface tennis court. There's lockable storage for bicycles and a BBQ for those balmy summer evenings, G & T in hand!

Local Area

Butler's Retreat has a great location just a few miles away from the famous Coast to Coast walk. Set between the Yorkshire Dales and the North York Moors, and with less than an hour's drive to the coast and the City of York, it's an ideal basecamp from which to strike out and discover these unique Yorkshire locations. Set in a beautiful Yorkshire village, it's a relaxing and peaceful spot to hide away in for a while.  And if you're a bit of a foody there are several excellent dining pubs in the area, including the fantastic Black Bull at Moulton 5 minutes walk away and the Shoulder of Mutton at Middleton Tyas a few miles up the road. The Coach House at Middleton Lodge is another gorgeous option.

The cottage is just a few miles away from the pretty market town of Northallerton where handsome Georgian houses line the long main street.  The wonderful Betty's Tearooms is here as is a fantastic local deli, Lewis & Cooper's Food Emporium and of course the quintessentially Yorkshire department store of Barkers.  A few miles in the other direction takes you to the charming town of Yarm set on the banks of the River Tees.  Yarm is a cosmopolitan little place, with a host of great shops, cafes, bars and restaurants... 

Richmond, an historic market town with much to offer the discerning holiday-maker, is also just a few miles away.  Explore the cobbled market square or head up towards Richmond Castle for a slice of Yorkshire history.   Just a short drive through Richmond takes you into the heart of the Yorkshire Dales proper.  Head up towards Reeth and on towards Hawes in Wensleydale for a true taste of this magnificent countryside.  Stop at the Wensleydale Heiffer for lunch before heading back to the comfort of your large luxury Yorkshire cottage. 

To take in the North York Moors head in the opposite direction and brave it up Sutton Bank, the view from the top said by some to be the finest in all of England.  The gorgeous market town of Helmsley makes for the perfect pit-stop and if you feel like something special for lunch make your way to the Star Inn at Harome. 

Reviews

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Comfort and Equipment
9.5
Location
9.4
Cleanliness
9.9
Local amenities
9.0
Value for money
9.6
Overall rating
9.7
Scores 9.7 out of 10 based on 16 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
9 out of 10

Frank

Utrecht, The Netherlands GB Couple
We had a great time at the Butler's Retreat. The apartment is very comfortable and well equipped. The bed is just excellent, we slept like roses. Information provided for restaurants and places to visit in the area is excellent. Also the location within Yorkshire is very convenient to visit the sites ranging from Hadrian's wall to York. We will love to return to the Butler's Retreat for another holiday in Yorkshire. Highly recommended!
Confirmed guest: 15 June 2017
Published on: 21 June 2017
10 out of 10

Sandra

Leeds GB Couple
Excellent facilities . Tranquil and restful accommodation. The summer house is a bonus . Owners are informative and give good recommendations about local events and restaurants.
Confirmed guest: 14 May 2017
Published on: 15 May 2017
10 out of 10

Roxanne

Ipswich GB Couple
Lovely stay at Butlers Retreat. Both Colleen and Andrew and very nice and helpful. Really beautiful area with some nice walks and pub within walking distance. Would highly recommend staying here.
Confirmed guest: 30 April 2017
Published on: 13 May 2017

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