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Secret valley cottage, close to Rievaulx Abbey

Katy is a superhost.

Secret valley cottage, close to Rievaulx Abbey

2 guests1 bedroom1 bed1 bathroom
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bathroom
Entire home
You’ll have the guesthouse to yourself.
Sparkling clean
13 recent guests said this place was sparkling clean.
Katy is a Superhost
Superhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
Great location
90% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.

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.


Free parking on premises
Unavailable: Smoke alarm
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm
The host hasn't reported smoke or carbon monoxide detectors on the property.

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed



158 reviews
Sarah User Profile
March 2020
Lovely stay surrounded by nature. Perfect for a get away from it all. Hosts very welcoming and helpful. Description of property accurate. Comfy and cosy.
Deborah User Profile
March 2020
A beautiful wee place away from the madness - Katy was so helpful and welcoming and gave some great tips for walks and places to visit . we loved cozying up listening to the stream outside with glass of wine after long days out and the local area is stunning with lots to do ,…
James User Profile
March 2020
What a fantastic place couldnt recommend enough! Peace and tranquility at its peak!!
Jess User Profile
March 2020
Such a cute little place with beautiful surroundings. Lots of cute local things to do and Katy’s place is a fantastic little place to retreat to! Myself, husband and two border collies had a fantastic stay :)
Andy User Profile
February 2020
We would thoroughly recomend staying here. It's set in a very remote, peaceful area. A beautiful brook running through the back garden, what more could you ask for. If you're looking for a relaxing break with some beautiful walks and scenery nearby, you'd struggle to find…
Hannah User Profile
February 2020
The cottage is absolutely beautiful and in a really gorgeous location. My partner and I loved sitting in the armchairs in front of the big French doors, admiring the scenery and listening to the stream. The cottage is remote enough that you can really settle into nature, but…
Sam User Profile
February 2020
What a gorgeous and tranquil location off the beaten track! It was so nice listening to the stream whilst falling to sleep accompanied with the odd hoot of an owl. The cottage was sparkling clean and well stocked of the essentials, it was cosy and warm even during a colder month…

Hosted by Katy

London, United KingdomJoined in March 2015
Katy User Profile
158 Reviews
Katy is a SuperhostSuperhosts are experienced, highly rated hosts who are committed to providing great stays for guests.
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Old Byland, England, United Kingdom

Things to keep in mind

Check-in: After 15:00
Checkout: 11:00
After 15:00

House Rules

  • No smoking
  • No parties or events
  • Pets are allowed


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