- Everything we could have hoped for. Luxurious, clean,comfortable and a much appreciated welcome basket on arrival. Looking forward to another visit next year.
Published on: 07 August 2017
Romantic, luxurious and set in a truly gorgeous location in the North York Moors, Coach House Retreat is the perfect rural bolthole for couples looking to escape city life. Get ready to fall in love this award-winning barn conversion.
Coach House Retreat is an immaculate luxury holiday cottage for two which has been lovingly crafted from a character-filled old farm building. The personality of the old building has been maintained but it's a truly 21st Century hideaway, complete with every modern convenience you could wish for...underfloor heating, Wi-Fi and a kitchen stocked to 5 Star standards.
Downstairs you'll find this lovely kitchen complete with classic stone floors, beamed ceilings and quality wooden units. You'll arrive to a lavish welcome hamper too including eggs, fresh bread and a nice bottle of wine. Plenty to keep you going if you haven't made it to the shops yet. As you would expect from this standard of property the kitchen includes everything you could possibly need during your stay. The dining table is also in here, which makes for a cosy informal space to enjoy dinner by candlelight with a loved one.
Step through to the impressive sitting room, a large light-filled room with bags of space for you both to stretch out and chill. You can curl up with a magazine on the armchair while they catch up with what's on TV. Satellite Channels are included on the LCD TV. The stone flooring continues in here and is of course heated to keep you toasty warm.
Upstairs to the fabulous master bedroom; a huge room with a king size bed, high ceilings, lots of light and warm heated floor boards underfoot. The en suite is equally impressive and includes a stunning freestanding roll top bath, separate walk in shower and his & hers wash basins.
This romantic cottage in Yorkshire is so gorgeous inside you'll have to drag yourself away. But if and when you choose to explore outside you're in for a treat. Beside the cottage you'll find a large lawned garden and stone patio. Garden furniture is provided so you can enjoy lunch al fresco in the warmer months. And beyond the garden is the local village pub, set against the truly breath-taking backdrop of the North York Moors National Park. Lots of lovely walking trails from the doorstep including a very pleasant stroll along the River Dove...
Coach House Retreat is also perfect for those precious babymoons, with a cot and high-chair available on request...
Coach House Retreat is set in a pretty little hamlet (complete with a local pub) in the heart of the North York Moors National Park. This particular Dale is famed for its daffodil walk when each Spring the river banks come alive with the yellow flowers, said to be planted originally by the monks who settled on this land many hundreds of years ago.
Lesser known that its Yorkshire cousin the Dales, the North York Moors are literally on your doorstep. This glorious expanse of heather-clad countryside is simply stunning, and it's well worth taking some time to explore it properly. The Moors cover an area of almost 600 square miles and like the Dales you can easily find yourself miles from anywhere relatively quickly. But there is something distinctly more civilised and less remote about the Moors. There is a sense of wilderness, particularly on top of the high central moorlands, but its cast in comforting soft focus.
This is serious walking country, so if you enjoy donning the old walking boots and striking out into the countryside this cottage has the perfect location. No need to get in the car at all, there are some truly breath-taking walking trails from the door. And of course the same is true for cycling. There are also countless picture-card villages to explore within a few miles including the chocolate box Hutton-le-Hole, Rosedale Abbey, Danby and Goathland to name just a few.
Close by you also have the fantastic town of Helmsley. At the heart of the town square is a statue of Lord Feversham, a distant ancestor of the current Lord who resides in Duncombe Park. This stunning baroque mansion sits on the outskirts of town and is a good choice for an afternoon's sightseeing. If you want to indulge some more architectural desires, the equally grand Nunnington Hall a few miles south east of the town is another grand abode worth a peek.
Helmsley is a foodies heaven, packed with exquisite tea-rooms, cafes and on the pulse organic delis, It's also surrounded by some of the best gastro pubs in the UK - be sure not to miss the Star Inn at Harome, excellent food and a lovely setting... Tucked alongside these culinary delights are lots of unique shops, galleries and antique dealers, easily enough to build up an appetite for lunch.
The neighbouring town of Pickering is similar in many ways and is host to its own delightful set of shops, cafes and restaurants. A few miles further on takes you to Thornton-Le-Dale - a very pretty North York Moors village with thatched houses and a sleepy little brook. Stop for some ice-cream here and remind yourself how nice life in the slow lane feels like.
You're also close to Castle Howard, York and the Yorkshire coast, so lots of choice for day trips.