Holiday home 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.
Area Situated on the southern edge of the North York Moors National Park and set in a sheltered corner of Upper Ryedale, Helmsley is a vibrant market town with a spacious square. Surrounded by houses, hotels and shops, the town centre is a lively shopping district. The area is historically important too, and boasts a 12th Century castle in addition to English Heritage's Rievaulx Abbey. With excellent walking throughout the region, the Cleveland Way is a perfect opportunity to explore the North York Moors. The Cathedral city of York is less than an hour's drive south, whilst Scarborough and the east coast are just over an hour away. Pickering and the beginning of the famous steam railway line - the North Yorkshire Moors Railway – is within 30 minutes drive.
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 Central heating with electric fire. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, 3 x TVs, video, DVD, 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.
We had a lovely time at Weathercote cottage.. The cottage was very very clean & comfortable. The owners of the farm were very nice and very helpful. There are fresh eggs available, which I recommend. If you need grocery shopping then Thirsk is not too far away and the same with Helmsley, but be warned it can be busy! We are frequent visitors to the area and like Whitby, Filey, Bridlington & Pickering with it's wonderful railway. I took quite a few photos during our stay at the cottage, but sadly there is no where to share visitors photographs here. Maybe a feature Sykes could add.
Mr Fagan, September 2020
Beautiful cottage in a fantastic part of England.. We had a great week and would definitely stay here again.
Mr Tryner, July 2020
Wethercote cottage was delightful, we had a great time.. The location is fantastic, with lovely walks around the farm, and easy access to both the Moors and Dales. We received a very warm welcome from the Bell family, and had everything we could have wanted in the cottage. Would definitely recommend to anyone looking the explore North Yorkshire or simply looking for a rural retreat. Hope to visit again soon.
Friendly hosts.. Lovely farmyard environment
Peaceful, just what we needed. Pleasant local walking,
Central location for driving.
Going back next year
The description doesn't do this cottage justice.. It's a perfect location for walking the Cleveland Way and visiting the gems that are dotted across the west of the North Yorkshire Moors all the way to the East Coast. The cottage itself is on a farm run by delightful and welcoming people who were very understanding about our pet number mix-up, and allowed us to take two dogs. If you're looking for 'away from it all' and spectacular views, this is the place to go. It's a very warm and comfortable cottage with every possible need covered. We tried very hard to think what else we might want, but could only come up with a second lavatory and a slotted spoon! There was even a collection of OS maps with walks highlighted. Helmsley is a few miles away and is a lovely little town which welcomes dogs in almost every shop and eatery, with 3 lovely pubs. The castle and it's surrounding area is well worth visiting, and the walk to Rivaulx is wonderful. The Abbey is another incredible site to visit. Going in the opposite direction from the cottage, the Cleveland Way has a good stopping point at East Paradise Farm's tea rooms which has fabulous home made cakes and serves savoury meals too. We can't wait to go back and have already booked to go in 4 months' time.
We have had a fantastic holiday in wethercote cottage, clean, comfortable, a lovely cosy cottage with everything you could ask for.. It was nice to be away from it all on the farm, and it was so nice and peaceful there. Great for walking with the Cleveland way very close by. It is also close to sutton bank with lots of good walks and the gliders to watch. We had brilliant weather and really didn't want to come home, the Bell family were very welcoming and we can thoroughly recommend wethercote cottage,we will definitely return.
Absolutely lovely cottage, very cosy and warm and very welcoming hosts.. Beautiful and peaceful part of the world. Lots to see and do and moors stunning.
A very pleasant and comfortable cottage.. We enjoyed our week there tremendously. The farm is situated in lovely open land not far from Helmsley. We were made very welcome by the owners and really enjoyed the proximity of chickens and the farm animals. The weather was so good that we mostly had our breakfasts on the bench on the lawn which was wonderful. I would heartily recommend the cottage. It is clean and comfortable and the owners are very welcoming and helpful.
A lovely cottage set on a working farm, so there was the expected farm noises (could be kind of early! ) but otherwise a really peaceful holiday. The cottage was well equipped and very comfortable, and contained everything we needed to self cater, not being great on eating out.
We were there with our black labrador, who got on well with the resident dogs. I would note there is no secure garden (kind of obvious from the photos on the page) and we took a stake out and long line just in case, but mostly this wasn't needed, she stuck with us.
The area around the cottage and North Yorkshire generally we found to be really dog friendly, which made the holiday for us.
5star plus rating
Lovely cottage in a remote area, the only slightly off-putting noise was the farm's wind turbine which was right outside the cottage door.. Other than that minor complaint, we could not fault anything and loved our stay.
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.
A fantastic week away in a beautiful, homely cottage.. A great place to get away from the stress of life and unwind with gorgeous scenery and friendly neighbours.
We had a warm welcome from the owner and she also came to thank us and to say good bye.. The house was wonderfully warm and amazingly quiet with all the animals and machinery around. It is situated high up and we were very surprised to see all the snow! We would love to come back maybe in the spring or summer. From their visitors book we could see that lots of the visitors come back for another visit.
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.
It was quiet, had a beautiful view and was in a great location.
The cottage was in a quiet country location which was to our liking and the owner's were very welcoming.
A beautiful location, very quiet and peaceful with wonderful views.
The owners were perfect hosts, they made all of us feel very welcome at all times. The cottage was great, clean and very well equipped, and the weather was great also, perfect for a peaceful holiday.
Good accommodation, and very friendly helpful people.
Quiet and peaceful, cosy, yet it had everything we needed and some things we did not expect. Owners were very pleasant and helpful, and the location meant we were untroubled by passing vehicles or other tourists. Fabulous places to eat nearby, and views of the surrounding countryside as you drove to and from the cottage were amazingly beautiful.
A comfortable and cosy cottage with a friendly and helpful owner. In a great location, which is off the beaten track but not too far from anywhere. Highly recommended!
A good cottage with welcoming and friendly owners, situated in a peaceful, relaxing area. It was interesting being on a working farm.
Booking was so easy with Sykes Cottages.
Just relaxing, in the centre of nature with good greenery all the way.
The cottage is very well maintained and the owners could not have ben more helpful, nothing was too much trouble to make our stay a very happy one.
We simply had a lovely time in an area that we know well. We thought the cottage beautifully presented and located and the owners were both very helpful and friendly.. We loved the isolation but ability to get to nearby places like Rievaux, Helmsley, York and Beverley. We could not have had a better place to stay. The Farm was also very interesting and being high up and flat we managed some short walks too..Delightful
Very useful for visiting York and Thirsk. Good local attractions. Pleasant owners in adjoining farm. Relaxing and quiet place.
We were made very welcome. The owners family were lovely, allowed us into the lambing pens. Cottage has the best bed I have ever slept in on a holiday. Beautiful old church at Byland, made very welcome on Palm Sunday. Fantastic bakers and butchers in Helmsley - 'Masham sausages' - delicious!
Owners were kind and friendly and helpful. We enjoyed the walks and the villages in the region.
Lovely remote location on a working farm. Good views across the moors and walks available from the door. Warm welcome from the owners who were at a busy time of year for the farm (lambing).
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