Holiday home Bellafax Cottage is a detached cottage on the owner's working arable farm just three miles south of Pickering in North Yorkshire. the cottage sleeps four people and has one double bedroom, a twin room and a family bathroom. On the ground floor is a kitchen, a dining room and a sitting room with an open fire. Outside is off road parking and an enclosed walled garden with outdoor furniture. With the whole of the North York Moors to discover as well as being close to the coast, Bellafax Cottage is a lovely family holiday home at any time of the year.
Accomodation Details Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x twin. Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Kitchen. Dining room. Sitting room with open fire.
Area The beautiful market town of Pickering is located on the North Yorkshire Moors National Park border. According to town legend, it was founded by Peredurus, a king who ruled during 270 BC. Pickering is filled with flowing streams and limestone hills, creating a spectacular and dramatic backdrop. For evenings out, the town has plenty of theatres, leisure centres and live music; an annual Jazz Festival is held during the month of July.
Region The North York Moors National Park covers 554 square miles, with landscape ranging from heather-clad moorland and deep secluded dales, to the cliffs and coves of the magnificent coastline making it a haven for walkers.
Amenities Bio mass central heating with open fire. Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer in outhouse, table-top dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, CD/radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs. Fuel, power and fuel for fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Travel cot and highchair. Off road parking for 2 cars. Bike storage. Enclosed walled lawned garden with furniture and outside WC. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop 3 miles, pub 1.5 miles.
Very quiet even though it is a working farm .. Ideally placed between Malton and Pickering with the coast just a pleasant drive away.
Words really fail us, we relaxed even before we went inside this amazing cottage.. The personal touches of yummy cake and flowers and milk just added to the experience. The setting right on the farm was brilliant, sheep fields around two sides of the cottage, they were cute. The owners were in the background but on hand if needed too. My 5 year old grandson was in awe of the farm machinery and the cows and bulls. It's situated within easy reach of Whitby and the coast, also loads of walks too. Loved every minute there and want to revisit in the future.
Mrs Day, August 2020
Our third holiday in this cottage, so we obviously love coming here.. It is good for touring the area, a very comfortable cottage with very good facilities. It is also very peaceful and a great place to recharge your batteries!
Mrs Newnham, February 2020
Lovely part of the world, with loads to see and do.. Extremely comfy and cosy cottage, with friendly owners. Our daughter particularly loved being shown the new born calves on the farm.
Mr Dellow, February 2020
Great cottage in a good location.. York, Whitby, Scarborough and Thirsk all within a short drive. Lovely cottage and owners make for a great getaway.
Mr Mccartney, February 2020
We had the best time at Bellafax! The cottage itself surpassed our expectations - the pictures online do not do it justice. It is beautifully presented - cosy, clean and homely and was even decorated for the festive season. Our hosts were superb - friendly and attentive and nothing was too much trouble. They provided a welcome pack including cake, milk and even a bottle of fizz and a card to help us see in the new year. Farmer David gave my two young sons and my husband rides in his tractor - a highlight of their year!! The surrounding area is absolutely stunning and a joy to explore - we can highly recommend Whitby, Robin Hoods bay, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway experience, Rievaulx Abbey, the beautiful city of York, and a walk on the moors from the Hole of Horcum.
It was a truly wonderful experience from start to finish.
Dr Watters, December 2019
Bellafax Cottage is a charming, cosy, spacious cottage in a secluded and peaceful setting.. You drive through the middle of the farm to reach it.
This accommodation made for a really relaxing break and a great base for exploring the North Yorkshire Moors and nearby coastline. Great location with country cottage charm including a super log fire. Sarah is a kind and thoughtful host, Christmas tree and decorations were very much appreciated as was the lemon cake!
Miss West, December 2019
A very good base for touring North Yorkshire.. The cottage is comfortable and the area peaceful. This is our second visit to this cottage but hopefully not our lasr
Mrs Newnham, November 2019
Well presented, cosy, comfortable and fully functional cottage.. Our hosts, Sarah and David were friendly and a mine of local information when planning the next activities. We just missed a few more lighting options for the dull November days and evenings for example, in the living room a standard lamp to read by would have been a welcome feature and for the dining room something similar to allow one to pore over brochures and maps at the dining table (and even spend a day puzzling when weather was monsoon-like). Would definitely consider a follow on visit, lots more to explore !
We booked the cottage for Christmas. We received a warm welcome on arrival and were show around the cottage with everything explained to us. The cottage was warm and cosy with plenty of logs and coal for the open fire. The rooms were very comfortable and the location very peaceful. The owners had provided decorations and a Christmas tree prior to our arrival, which was a lovely touch, along with a welcome pack.
We have just spent a fantastic week in this fantastic farm cottage, considering there are cows and sheep on this farm, it was so quiet and peacefully.
The cottage was so warm and cosy with the wonderful coal fire, perfect for winter holidays. It as very well equipped, it is a great base for pickering, Scarborough Malton etc
Brilliant Holiday cottage well recommended
We felt like we had chosen such a lovely cottage to stay at, and the location of it was great for commuting to different places in Yorkshire. We visited many of the sea side locations and Dalby Forest and the drive to and from the cottage was good.
This was our 9th holiday at this cottage, for us it is the perfect holiday location from the point of view of location and the welcoming but unobtrusive owners.
We have just returned from our 9th holiday at this cottage - our perfect holiday location. Bellafax and its owners offer a warm welcome, and there are views of green fields from every window - this time with the added bonus of new lambs. The cottage is comfortable and well-equipped and ideally located for the North York Moors, with the steam-train to Whitby, and excellent bus-service from Malton to York, or Whitby, and the beautiful Dalby Forest within a few miles. There are many attractive villages in the area, as well as Castle Howard, Yorkshire Lavender and more than enough to fill a week's holiday or more. We can highly recommend Bellafax, and will be back next year.
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