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Luxury Holiday Cottages, One Mile From The Ever Popular Market town of Helmsley - Ryedale Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)



Updated: 06-Apr-2017
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bookable online


Ryedale Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Ryedale Cottage sleeps 4.

Lounge with dining area, kitchen and two bedrooms (one double and one twin), Bathroom with wash hand basin, bath with shower over and wc.

About the property


In a maginificent position on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, offering far reaching views of the wooded valleys and countryside. The four cottages are converted 18th century stone farm buildings. Great care has been taken in creating each one to blend in with the original features with all the modern conveniences you would expect. Still boasting timbered ceilings and stone walls, each cottage has a well equipped kitchen, gas fired heating, electricity for cooking and entertainment. There is a colour tv with freeview, DVD player, CD/radio and a microwave in each cottage, along with an iron and ironing board and hairdryer. All bed linen, together with towels and tea towels provided. All cottages are non-smoking. 3,4 and 7 night breaks available all year. Our full weeks commence Friday or Monday in main season but we can be flexible in winter.

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About the Owner

Lydia Scott
Member since: 2013
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
6 April, 2017

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Deposit of £100 per cottage to be made on booking (debit cards free, credit cards +2%) and the balance to be paid one month prior to arrival date.

Please ring for late availability prices (from 2 nights available, fiexible start date). 01439 770980.

Short Breaks all year Mon-Fri or Fri-Mon (flexible on start date and two nights also available if within one week of reservation or). Please e-mail or ring and ask!

Changeover Day:
Changeover days Friday or Monday (flexible in winter months). Arrival from 3pm, depart before 10am.

Notes on prices:
Prices shown are for full weeks commencing Friday or Monday (flexible in winter). Please look for your chosen start date to find the tariff. Short breaks available all year, Fri-Sun, Friday-Monday or Monday-Friday (flexible on start dates during winter months)- prices from £130 - please see website. Christmas/New Year-3 nights £340, additional nights £60. 7 nights £540.
Dogs (one large or two small) welcome in two cottages, £15 per short break or £20 per week per dog.

5 Reviews

5/5 -
(5 traveller reviews)


Autumn stay at Sproxton Hall Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a lovley stay in your cottage the other week (28th Oct to 4th Nov). It was a lovley cottage in a great location.

Once we found it! If you had said look out for the sandstone achway to turn off main road it would have been no problem.

The cottage was just what we need for a quiet stay and look around north yorkshire dales. The weather was grand and the views and trees showed off to their best. We would recomend this cottage for a holiday and it is very dog friendly.

Sandra and Elenor and elderly dog Gyp.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottages with stunning views.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great stay at Sproxton Cottages. A good location to explore the local area, with stunning views and the added advantage of farm animals in the fields next to the cottages (which our 10 month old son loved). There is a spacious grassed area, ideal for outdoor games or picnics. The village of Helmsley is a couple of miles away, which has lots of places to eat, along with a fantastic walled garden by Helmsley Castle. Lydia was very friendly and hospitable, providing cake on arrival. There were a good selection of leaflets available in the cottage, which detailed activities and events in the local area. We had some great days out; Pickering station is a 20 minute drive away with heritage steam trains that travel to Whitby, and Castle Howard is a 10 minute drive away. A fantastic holiday in a beautiful location.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, luxury cottages.

  • 5 of 5

Myself and my family had a fantastic stay, the owner is very accommodating, the cottage was beautiful and very comfortable. But thing that set it apart was all the essentials that were provided, even down to board games, dvds, and a basket of toys to keep our 3yr old entertained. The location is stunning, with fantastic views, but a safe area for the children to play. All in all, couldn't ask for any better.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Ryedale is good cottage for someone who is disabled .Providing you can get into non wet room shower and take own toilet seat raiser.

It is always clean, tidy and owners very helpful. Lovely scones ,jam and cream or mince pies at Christmas on arrival.It is all on flat. The location is good with stunning views which you can sit inside at table and look at. It is also good area for walks, close to lovely small town of Helmsley and many other interesting places to visit.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 8, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superbly relaxing and comfortable

  • 5 of 5

We travelled up to meet with our son and needed a cottage, with a view that was comfortable and competitively priced and allowed dogs. Ryedale cottage fitted into all of these categories. My wife and I were really able to relax and enjoy our time in Yorkshire because of the super comfort, excellent view and relaxing atmosphere. We really hope to stay in this area again sometime in the future and sincerely hope that Ryedale will be available when we are in the area again. This is an ideal place to stay and comes highly recommended from Pete and Fran from Plymouth. Thank you very much.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 4, 2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, you will always be welcome at Sproxton Hall Cottages. Kind regards. Gill
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Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : Helmsley at 1.5 Miles Nearest Train : Malton at 15 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Helmsley at 1.5 Miles Car: necessary


Beaches can be found approx. 30 miles away on the east coast, including Whitby, Scarborough, etc.


Our cottages stand in the peaceful hamlet of Sproxton, just over one mile from the ever popular market town of Helmsley. Some of the country's top attractions are right on your doorstep. Including York (cobbled streets, quaint shops, Minster and Viking Centre), Rievaulx Abbey, Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall and Ryedale Folk Museum. Nearby Flamingo Land Theme Park and Zoo and the famous North Yorkshire Moors Steam Railway are favourites with children and adults alike. All within thirty mins.

Further Details:

Just over one mile from the ever popular market town of Helmsley. On the banks of the River Rye, Helmsley is reputed to be one of Yorkshire's most popular market towns, offering shops, delhis, restaurants, pubs and cafes. It is a gathering point for walkers starting the Cleveland and Ebor Way. Sproxton Hall Cottages are in fact situated on the Ebor Way.

We have three alpacas at Sproxton, Hercules, Horatio and Heathcliffe.


Property Type

  • cottage


  • Dining Area

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2


  • Golf ...


  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: The cottages have a shared garden to the front with table/chairs for al-fresco dining. A further area for sitting out is available (picnic benches) on the paddock adjacent to the cottages. We have sheep, pigs and chickens within our two acre site, all of which can be enjoyed by adults and children alike.

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