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North York Moors Self Catering cottage, Wethercote Cottage, Helmsley, sleeps 4

Areas: North York Moors

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Wethercote Cottage

Wethercote Cottage, Helmsley, Yorkshire

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Sykes Cottages
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Sleeps a maximum of: 4

Pricing From: £304.00

This two bedroom house is able to sleep up to four people and is located close to the village of Helmsley.

This traditional, stone-built, cottage is a semi-detached property that adjoins the owner’s house on a working livestock farm near Old Byland. Just seven miles from the market town of Helmsley, this cottage is set in a peaceful location within the National Park, and offers far reaching views across the North York Moors. With its open plan living area, the property is composed of two bedrooms - one double and one twin - a fitted kitchen, dining area and lounge with electric fire.

The structure itself retains a great deal of charm and period features include ancient low ceiling beams and pine doors. In addition to the indoor space there is a large, lawned garden outside, as well as off-road parking.


Cautionary note
The cottage itself is lovely and very well furnished and equipped. The garden and the views across the fields are also lovely. However, if you suffer from asthma or a lung condition I wouldn?t recommend staying at the cottage. During the week we stayed there, there was a constant smell of acrid smoke, that pervaded the cottage even though we kept windows and doors tightly closed - which was a shame as the weather was lovely during our stay. We could still detect the acrid smoke smell on our clothes when we unpacked at home. During our stay waves of acrid smoke were visible blowing either behind the cottage, or across the front garden, depending upon the wind direction. Because of this it was impossible for me to sit out and enjoy the garden or the views. We asked the owner about it and she said the smoke was from a wood burner that is used to heat the water and central heating for the cottage and the adjoining building. This was a real problem for me, and I am sure played a part in exacerbating my breathing difficulties during our stay. It's such a shame as we loved the cottage itself and the area. If it hadn?t been for the smoke problem, I would have definitely given the cottage a 5 star rating.

Brilliant holiday home
Just back from Wethercote, had a great time. Cottage is lovely, very clean and sooo warm, I even had to put the heating off and has everything you could need. Family are lovely and so friendly and welcoming and helpful. Paddy the farm dog is a big pet. Highlight of the whole holiday was being allowed to hold some of the new born wee lambs, Great area for walking the dog and fantastic views.

Great area, lovely owners
Cottage overall was fine, although double mattress needs replaced and some small glasses needed as pint ones are too big. There is no freezer although owners let us share theirs. Must mention cleanliness, it was immaculate and good quality bedding

I had a wonderful time at Wethercote Cottage. The owners were lovely, helpful people. I will definitely consider staying here again.
Mrs Beckley

The cottage was in a quiet country location which was to our liking and the owner's were very welcoming.
Mr Doyle



Parking Space Parking Space
Linen Provided Linen provided
Towels Provided Towels provided
Dishwasher Dishwasher
cookewr Cooker
Refrigerator Fridge
Washing Machine Washing Machine
Televsion Television
Cot Cot
WiFi WiFi


Single Beds

Double Beds

Twin Beds


Central heating with electric fire
Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs (inc Smart TV in living area) radio/CD, WiFi
Fuel and power inc in rent
Bed linen and towels inc in rent
Cot/fold up bed available on request (only room for one of them)
Off road parking for 2 cars
Lawned front garden with furniture
One well-behaved dog welcome
Sorry, no smoking
Pub 4 miles, shop 7 miles
Please note: The property has recently been fully refurbished

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Nearest Attractions

Heritage Rated from 1- 5 (low-exceptional) on historic interest

White Horse of Kilburn - 3.1 miles (Countryside) Heritage Rating

Rievaulx Abbey - 3.3 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Rievaulx, St Mary's Church - 3.3 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Rievaulx Terrace and Temples - 3.5 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Byland Abbey - 4.8 miles (Abbey) Heritage Rating

Duncombe Park - 5.3 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Helmsley Walled Garden - 5.5 miles (Garden) Heritage Rating

Shandy Hall - 5.5 miles (Historic House) Heritage Rating

Coxwold, St Michael's Church - 5.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

Helmsley, All Saints Church - 5.6 miles (Historic Church) Heritage Rating

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