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Secret valley cottage, close to Rievaulx Abbey

Entire guest house hosted by Katy
2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
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You’ll have the guesthouse to yourself.
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House rules
The host doesn’t allow parties or smoking.
A secluded getaway. Night life only extends to the twit twooing of the owls. Nestled into the forest with a beck trickling by. It's perfect for those wishing to log out and explore the countryside on foot. Tons of walks including a gorgeous 4 mile round walk taking in 11th-centuary Rievaulx Abbey ruins and a cup of tea at the cafe along the way. The chocolate box town of Helmsley is just five miles away with walled garden, castle ruins, shops, restaurants and amenities.

The space
A self contained unit with a spacious bedroom, bathroom opening through French doors on to a private deck and garden at the back. A small but well equipped kitchenette with a gas hob/oven, fridge and sink shares he entrance with a dining/sitting area. The cottage is situated next door to the host, who are on hand to help. DAB radio with aux, DVD library and wifi running at typically rural speeds.

Guest access
Guests are welcome to relax in all of our outdoor space. The garden is part veggies, part garden, part wilderness. Feel free to explore and scramble round the surrounding woodland, perfect for well behaved doggies. There is a fire pit and alfresco dining is available (Yorkshire weather permitting!)

Other things to note
It's quite tricky to find, we really are in a secret valley but I will send you detailed instructions before you arrive, everyone has found us easily once they have the directions.
A secluded getaway. Night life only extends to the twit twooing of the owls. Nestled into the forest with a beck trickling by. It's perfect for those wishing to log out and explore the countryside on foot. Tons of walks including a gorgeous 4 mile round walk taking in 11th-centuary Rievaulx Abbey ruins and a cup of tea at the cafe along the way. The chocolate box town of Helmsley is just five miles away with walled g… read more

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

Amenities

Waterfront
Kitchen
Wifi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
Patio or balcony
Garden
Luggage drop-off allowed
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
Unavailable: Smoke alarm

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Old Byland, England, United Kingdom

Located on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park makes our cottage ideal for exploring the local breathtaking scenery, beautiful old market towns of Helmsley and Thirsk and picturesque villages such as Rievaulx. Perfect for visiting the historic sites of Rievaulx Abbey and Helmsley Castle as well as our modest but beautiful 1100AD Church in Old Byland. The cottage is located in an utterly idyllic and secluded part of the world, really you won't believe your eyes.
Located on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park makes our cottage ideal for exploring the local breathtaking scenery, beautiful old market towns of Helmsley and Thirsk and picturesque villages su…

Hosted by Katy

Joined in March 2015
  • 203 Reviews
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I live next door to the listing with my husband, 2 year old daughter and very friendly Lurcher. I grew up here on the farm before moving away for 15 years. We moved back 5 years ago and are working towards a more sustainable life. We grow our own veg, I love to forage for edible weeds around our large garden and the local area. We are supplied with meat from the farm that my parents run. We are planning 3 off- grid cabins that will be available in late 2020.
I live next door to the listing with my husband, 2 year old daughter and very friendly Lurcher. I grew up here on the farm before moving away for 15 years. We moved back 5 years ag…
During your stay
We live next door to the cottage so although we will leave you to your own devices we are available if you have any problems at all.
Katy is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Check-in: After 15:00
Check out: 11:00
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Health & safety
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Airbnb's social distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
No carbon monoxide alarm
No smoke alarm
Nearby lake, river, other body of water
Cancellation policy

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