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The Escape

North York Moors (Kirkbymoorside)

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  • Welcome to The Escape. A fitting name for this beautiful country retreat!

    Welcome to The Escape. A fitting name for this beautiful country retreat!

  • Indulge with a glass of bubbly by the fire..

    Indulge with a glass of bubbly by the fire..

  • Cosy, luxurious and inviting, The Escape ticks all the boxes.

    Cosy, luxurious and inviting, The Escape ticks all the boxes.

  • Time to relax and unwind from the hectic pace of normal life!

    Time to relax and unwind from the hectic pace of normal life!

  • Nothing beats the sights, sounds and smells of a real fire.

    Nothing beats the sights, sounds and smells of a real fire.

  • All of your wood is provided for you.

    All of your wood is provided for you.

  • Fresh flowers and neutral shades give the room an elegant ambiance.

    Fresh flowers and neutral shades give the room an elegant ambiance.

  • Grab a good book and settle down in the comfy armchair for the afternoon.

    Grab a good book and settle down in the comfy armchair for the afternoon.

  • We love the vaulted ceilings with their exposed beams giving lots of light and space.

    We love the vaulted ceilings with their exposed beams giving lots of light and space.

  • Classic style and well chosen furniture throughout.

    Classic style and well chosen furniture throughout.

  • The room is bathed in light from the floor to ceiling bi-folding doors.

    The room is bathed in light from the floor to ceiling bi-folding doors.

  • Time to toast your loved one and celebrate finding this place.

    Time to toast your loved one and celebrate finding this place.

  • Sit by the window and enjoy the views, they go on for miles!

    Sit by the window and enjoy the views, they go on for miles!

  • Lots of little touches by an owner who cares for her guests...

    Lots of little touches by an owner who cares for her guests...

  • The view inside from the decked terrace...

    The view inside from the decked terrace...

  • Just beautiful..

    Just beautiful..

  • The kitchen/dining area continues the homely feel.

    The kitchen/dining area continues the homely feel.

  • Time for cheese and nibbles?

    Time for cheese and nibbles?

  • Arrive to a warm welcome with a hamper full of local goodies.

    Arrive to a warm welcome with a hamper full of local goodies.

  • And some home-baked delights too.

    And some home-baked delights too.

  • It's cake time all the time at The Escape.

    It's cake time all the time at The Escape.

  • Settle down for a long lazy breakfast and plan your day.

    Settle down for a long lazy breakfast and plan your day.

  • Chunky thick walls give a sense of the history of the barn.

    Chunky thick walls give a sense of the history of the barn.

  • Lots of space to enjoy in the generous open-plan living area.

    Lots of space to enjoy in the generous open-plan living area.

  • Delicious home-made brownies are a specialty!

    Delicious home-made brownies are a specialty!

  • The gorgeous bedroom in The Escape.

    The gorgeous bedroom in The Escape.

  • Relax on the 7ft super-king size bed!

    Relax on the 7ft super-king size bed!

  • More lovely touches to make you feel at home.

    More lovely touches to make you feel at home.

  • Lots of room in this generous bedroom...

    Lots of room in this generous bedroom...

  • The bed can also be configured as two singles if preferred.

    The bed can also be configured as two singles if preferred.

  • The finest bed linen makes it a pleasure to go to bed.

    The finest bed linen makes it a pleasure to go to bed.

  • A peaceful spot by the window.

    A peaceful spot by the window.

  • Bubbly in bed, why not you're on holiday!

    Bubbly in bed, why not you're on holiday!

  • The lovely bathroom with its striking green wall.

    The lovely bathroom with its striking green wall.

  • Bathrobes give that luxury feel.

    Bathrobes give that luxury feel.

  • Bright and cheerful...

    Bright and cheerful...

  • Enjoy use of complimentary toiletries.

    Enjoy use of complimentary toiletries.

  • Anyone for a game of Billards?

    Anyone for a game of Billards?

  • This full size table is available for guests use in the games room.

    This full size table is available for guests use in the games room.

  • A darts board is also provided.

    A darts board is also provided.

  • The gorgeous setting of The Escape

    The gorgeous setting of The Escape

  • Period charm in abundance.

    Period charm in abundance.

  • Sit a while and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.

    Sit a while and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature.

  • The decked terrace at The Escape is just lovely.

    The decked terrace at The Escape is just lovely.

  • Throw open those patio doors and enjoy lunch al fresco!

    Throw open those patio doors and enjoy lunch al fresco!

  • Afternoon tea in the sun, heavenly!

    Afternoon tea in the sun, heavenly!

  • Tuck in while enjoying those uniterrupted views of the Howardian Hills.

    Tuck in while enjoying those uniterrupted views of the Howardian Hills.

  • You can see for 20 miles across beautiful Yorkshire countryside.

    You can see for 20 miles across beautiful Yorkshire countryside.

  • Make the most of those clear summer evenings.

    Make the most of those clear summer evenings.

  • Splashes of colour bring the old stonework to life.

    Splashes of colour bring the old stonework to life.

  • Make use of the summer house.

    Make use of the summer house.

  • Extend your evenings outdoors. Cosy up with a glass of bubbly in here.

    Extend your evenings outdoors. Cosy up with a glass of bubbly in here.

  • Anyone for tennis?

    Anyone for tennis?

  • The stunning rural setting of The Escape

    The stunning rural setting of The Escape

  • Friendly neighbours.

    Friendly neighbours.

  • The Escape is set on the cusp of the North York Moors National Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

    The Escape is set on the cusp of the North York Moors National Park, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

  • Pop along to the Black Swan Tearooms at Helmsley...

    Pop along to the Black Swan Tearooms at Helmsley...

  • Or indulge with dinner at the nearby Michelin-starred Star Inn.

    Or indulge with dinner at the nearby Michelin-starred Star Inn.

The Essentials

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Children Welcome
  • Pub Within 1 mile
  • Shop Within 1 mile
  • Internet Access
  • Off-road Parking
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly 2
  • BBQ
  • LCD TV
  • DVD Player
  • Cot

About The Escape

Welcome to The Escape, a stunning one-bedroom barn conversion tucked away on the cusp of the North York Moors National Park. Spacious, stylish and luxurious, this gorgeous holiday home is perfect for couples looking for something special.

Recently converted by its owners, The Escape has been lovingly transformed from an old farm building into a beautiful and elegant holiday home. The inherent character of the barn remains and has been enhanced by a sympathetic, quality refurbishment. Modern comforts like underfloor heating are a welcome addition.

At the heart of the home you'll find a 30-foot open-plan living area home to the lounge, kitchen and dining room. There's a lovely sense of space and light in here with high ceilings and bi-folding doors at the end of the room. In the warmer months throw the doors open wide and enjoy the spectacular views of the Howardian Hills ? you can see for 20 miles from here!

The lounge area is home to a fabulous contemporary wood-burner, how delicious to return to this each evening. There's a comfy sofa to curl up on or a couple of chairs if you want to pull up close to the fire. For your entertainment, there's an LCD TV with Freeview and Wi-Fi is provided.

At the opposite end of the room is the spacious kitchen and dining area. All mod cons are provided including a dishwasher, fridge-freezer, Lavazza coffee machine and washing machine/tumble dryer. The generous table is the perfect spot to spread out the morning papers and enjoy a long lazy breakfast.

Make your way next door to the bedroom, another gorgeous room boasting a 7ft super-king size bed. The bedroom can also be configured as a twin if preferred. Sumptuous pocket spring mattresses and crisp white bed linen ensure an excellent night's sleep.

The bathroom continues the luxurious theme with its striking lime green tiles and monsoon head shower over the bath. Indulge with a long hot soak after a walk across the moors, glass of bubbly optional! Complimentary toiletries, bathrobes and large fluffy towels are provided for your comfort.

There is much to enjoy outside of this luxury Yorkshire Cottage too. Step out of the bi-folding doors onto a private terrace looking out over the North York Moors. Garden furniture is provided as well as a BBQ for those balmy summer evenings. Additional facilities include a hard court for tennis, a billiards room and a croquet set, so lots to keep you entertained.

The Escape and A Haven share a delightful Summer House which can be booked for an evening with advance notice.

We think The Escape is simply self-catering heaven! And if you don't feel like cooking the owners can provide a full cooked breakfast and dinner services, by prior arrangement, for an extra supplement.

This cottages welcomes dogs. Please note there is a £50 supplement per dog per stay.

The Escape can also be booked with A Haven to sleep up to 8 people in total.

Local Area

The Escape has an enviable location.   Sitting within a farm on the cusp of the North York Moors this gorgeous rural setting is within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, much of which you can see from the property. There are no less than 3 established footpaths leading directly from the farm to across stunning countryside to neighbouring villages and towns including a lovely 2 hour walk to Hutton-Le-Hole. Stop for lunch at The Crown before taking a tour around the Ryedale museum or Chocolate factory!

The cottage is close to Gillamoor, an attractive North York Moors village with a local village pub.  Just over a mile South takes you to the pretty town of Kirkbymoorside which has much to offer including a gallery, antique shops, tea-rooms, 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 and Helmsley; both of which have an abundance of good restaurants, tea-rooms and independent shops. 

Beyond the farm lies the North York Moors.  A landscape like no other, it's a place of gentle rolling hills of heather, 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 affords some of the best views in the country in our opinion, and is just a few minutes' drive from the cottage.  And if walking is your thing, you are surrounded on all sides by some truly stunning routes. 

The Escape is also close to the North Yorkshire Coast, with the gothic town of Whitby and the picture-postcard fisherman village of Robin Hood's Bay less than 45 minutes' drive.   Take a day trip here and experiences the sights sounds and tastes of Yorkshire's coastline.  Fish 'n Chips at the Magpie Cafe is a must! 

Hutton-le-Hole, quite possibly the most beautiful village in the North York Moors, is just around the corner and you're also close to Castle Howard and York, so lots of choice for day trips.

Reviews

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Comfort and Equipment
8.6
Location
9.0
Cleanliness
9.2
Local amenities
8.6
Value for money
8.4
Overall rating
8.9
Scores 8.9 out of 10 based on 14 reviews
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