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Doodale Cottage - spacious converted barn on working farm

Overview

Property

Updated: 01-Dec-2016

Doodale Cottage is a spacious one bedroomed grade II listed converted stone barn. The cottage is located on a small working farm on the outskirts of Malton in the village of Old Malton. There are 2 pubs serving good Yorkshire food within walking distance.

With easy access to the A64, the cottage is an ideal base from which to explore the many different attractions of North Yorkshire including York, the coastal towns of Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay, the market towns of Malton, Pickering and Helmsley and the scenic North Yorkshire Moors.

The open plan cottage has WiFi and benefits from underfloor heating in addition to a wood burning stove.

The main door opens into a well equipped fitted kitchen with modern appliances including a full sized dishwasher, large fridge freezer and microwave. The kitchen and dining area are separated from the living area by a central wood burning stove. The comfortable living area has a leather sofa, two wing back chairs, TV and a selection of games, books and local maps.

The upstairs has a glass balcony, a king and single bed, to give flexibility in sleeping arrangements and a shower room. Towels, linen, a box of logs, gas and electricity are included in the rental costs.

Outside there is a small garden with table and bench seats and off road parking for up to 2 cars.

For people wishing to explore further, the farm track is a pleasant walk and usually our fold of 25 pedigree Highland Cattle can be seen. They vary in age from calves born in 2016 to mature 10 year old cows.

Doodale Cottage has been awarded 4 stars with a gold accolade as part of the VisitEngland National Quality Assessment Scheme.

Please send an enquiry for prices for 4, 5 and 6 night stays.

More Details
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are Roger and Sally and spent 30 years of our working life in offices in the South of England. Between 2008 and 2013 we gradually transitioned from the South of England to a new life style in North Yorkshire.

Speaks English

7 Reviews

5
based on 7 holidaymaker reviews

5

Everything is quality with this cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were met by Sally who gave us a summary of the cottage and also places to visit and eat in the area. Sally and Roger also gave us a walking tour of their beautiful farm and introduced us to their cattle.

The overall quality of the cottage and the attention to detail would be hard to beat and would be the best self catering cottage we have stayed in by far. Secure parking was outside the door, a couple of excellent local pubs within easy walking distance and the shops and market place in Malton just 5 minutes drive away. We found the area to be an excellent point to branch out in various directions to explore the North Yorkshire Moors and the various nearby villages. Also just a 40 minute drive to Whitby and coastal areas.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Fantastic holiday cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Sally was a friendly hostess who was there if needed. Cottage was superb. Clean, confortable and cosy. Private secure parking. Access to farm grounds provided enjoyable evening strolls. Rural location but convenient for touring North and East Yorkshire i.e. Scarborough and Whitby. Malton interesting old market town with curiosity shops in The Shambles. Good coffee shops. We visited the Nidderdale Show which was a great day out albeit a 100 mile round trip. The Wentworth Arms was friendly with good food and ale. We have stayed in many holiday cottages over the years and this ranks with some of the best.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

A very comfortable and definitely five start cottage

  • 5 of 5

We were very impressed with the standard of the cottage and all its equipment. Everything provided was of excellent quality, the bed was very comfortable and especially with its 600 thread count bedding.

Being able to arrive and be provided with tea/coffee making facilities including milk and a bottle of wine was a lovely touch, as was the home made sponge cake which was delicious.

There was certainly lots to visit in the area, and would thoroughly recommend Castle Howard and the Eden Camp, although allow a good 5 hours for the camp, we went back a second day and still did not finish it.

The farm which the cottage is situated on is immaculately kept with beautiful flowers surrounding the entrance.

Thank you Sally for a wonderful stay

  • Review Submitted: Sep 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Beautifully appointed holiday cottage

  • 5 of 5

Just returned home from a 4 night break at Doodale Cottage. It has been very well renovated with a stylish but comfortable interior with everything you could possible need to make it a home from home. Sally was very friendly (we didn't get to meet Roger) and welcomed us on arrival. The farm is great and we saw the highland cattle. Will definitely return and recommend to friends and family.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Superb Cottage...... 5 Stars, credit to the owners

  • 5 of 5

What a great cottage, nothing has been overlooked in this cottage. Warm and cosy in a great location. Sally was very helpful on our arrival and on hand during our stay. We will book again, deserving of all 5 stars.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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5

Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Very clean and well appointed cottage. Great location for touring North Yorkshire.

Sally, the owner, was very helpful and the information available in the property was well above usual standards. Would highly recommend this property

  • Review Submitted: Sep 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

From the Owner

In 2008 we were looking for our 'Grand Designs' project to keep us occupied once our 2 children left home. We looked at building plots, barns for conversion in Berkshire and Devon and even an old brewery tower in Somerset. Barr Farm was special due to the 100 acres of land, village location and endless possibilities for mini projects. Over the last 8 years we have extended and renovated the farmhouse, converted the attached barn into Doodale Cottage, introduced Highland Cattle to the farm and worked with a contractor to understand and improve the farmland.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended

Doodale cottage is located on the outskirts of Malton in the village of Old Malton. Located in a conservation area, Old Malton is a pretty village with many stone cottages and two pubs, the Royal Oak and the Wentworth Arms. Both serve good Yorkshire food.

The larger market town of Malton is just a 5-10 minute drive or ride on the bus or a 25 - 30 minute walk away. Malton has a variety of family run shops, family run cinema, restaurants, supermarkets, most major banks and a cattle market on Tuesdays and Fridays. On the second Saturday of each month (March to December excluding May) the Malton Monthly Food Market is held. 2014 saw the opening of the Malton Cookery School, which offers many different full and half day cookery courses, including Dinner at the Chef's Table where the dinner guests watch as a celebrity chef prepares seasonal dishes using local ingredients. In May, there is a 2 day Food Lovers Festival which attracts many stalls from across Yorkshire and live cookery demonstrations.

Less than a mile from Doodale Cottage is Eden Camp, a multi-award winning Modern History Theme Museum housed within the grounds of an original World War Two prisoner of war camp. At Eden Camp the story of World War Two has been re-created using sights, sounds, smells and moving figures to create a unique atmosphere that makes it feel like you travelled back in time to wartime Britain.

Heading west from Old Malton you come to York. The historic town of York is just 30 minutes on the train from Malton, where you can visit some of the many museums including the national railway museum (no admission charge), visit York Minister, discover how chocolate is made (and have a taste), shop whilst wandering through the Shambles, take a tour of a brewery, take a boat trip on the Ouse or have a day at the races.

Yorkshire's finest house and estate, Castle Howard, is only 7 miles away. Home to the Howard family for over 300 years, Castle Howard is a magnificent 18th century residence set within 1,000 acres. It has been used as a location for film and TV productions, recent productions include Death Comes To Pemberley in 2013 and Brideshead Revisited in 2008.

Heading north from Old Malton you come to Flamingo Land, Pickering and the North Yorkshire Moors. Among the 8 extreme rides at the Flamingo Land theme park is Mumbo Jumbo, one of the steepest roller coasters in the world. Pickering is the starting station for the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR), which will take you across the Yorkshire Moors to the scenic seaside town of Whitby. The North Yorkshire Moors offer plenty of walking opportunities, including the scenic Hole of Horcum - a huge natural amphitheatre 400 feet deep and more than half a mile across, apparently formed when Wade the Giant scooped up a handful of earth to throw at his wife during an argument!!

Heading east from Old Malton you come to the Yorkshire coast and the seaside towns of Filey and Scarborough. Further north up the coast is the quaint village of Robin Hoods Bay and the fishing town of Whitby, featured in Bram Stoker's Dracula. Down the coast to the south of Filey is Bridlington, Flamborough Head and the RSPB conservation area of Bempton Cliffs.

Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
November & December 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£207
for 3 nights
From
£69
£315
 
 
February & March 2017
1 Feb 2017 - 31 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£207
for 3 nights
From
£69
£315
 
 
Spring 2017
1 Apr 2017 - 26 May 2017
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
£420
 
 
Early Summer 2017
27 May 2017 - 7 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£460
for 7 nights
£460
 
 
July 2017
8 Jul 2017 - 14 Jul 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
Summer 2017
15 Jul 2017 - 25 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
£545
for 7 nights
£545
 
 
August 2017
26 Aug 2017 - 1 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£500
for 7 nights
£500
 
 
September 2017
2 Sep 2017 - 29 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
£460
for 7 nights
£460
 
 
October 2017
30 Sep 2017 - 31 Oct 2017
7 night minimum stay
£420
for 7 nights
£420
 
 
November & December 2017
1 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£207
for 3 nights
From
£69
£315
 
 
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
£545
for 7 nights
£545
 

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100
Tax Rate 20.0%

Holidays may start on any day of the week.
Where nightly prices are given, please enquire for prices for holidays of 4, 5 & 6 nights.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • cottage

Theme

  • Farm Holidays
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove

Kitchen

  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • village

Attractions

  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • golf
  • mountain biking

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1
  • Ensuite shower room with power shower

Bedrooms

  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • The Bedroom has a king size bed and a single bed

Outside

  • Garden

Meals

  • Self-catering

Partner Offers

Partner Offers

 
Portable wifi hotspot