Spacious cottage, on working farm, in village with 2 pubs serving good food
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.
Sally purchased this Cottage in 2008
Why Sally chose Malton
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 10 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.
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From North to South
Doodale Cottage is a high spec excellently presented and equipped cottage in a beautiful part of Yorkshire hosted excellently by Sally and Roger. On arrival you are welcomed with farm produce and home baking and our hosts have thought of everything you require for a self catering stay. A trip around the farm is a must. Information for the surrounding areas is plentiful with leaflets on everything and games, books and music are available for all tastes. We had a lovely stay at the cottage and would highly recommend it as a perfect base for visiting the surrounding towns and countryside. Everything was 5 star and we would definitely recommend this immaculate cottage.
Wendy and Michael
The perfect place...
...for anyone visiting North Yorkshire. Very well equipped cottage, spotlessly clean, nicely furnished, with everything you could want, in an excellent position, convenient for coast, moors, wolds and York. Sally and Roger are lovely, helpful hosts and their highland cattle are delightful. We much enjoyed our stay and would highly recommend Doodale Cottage.
Beautifully presented conversion, lots of nice little touches. Very pleasant couple and passionate and informed tour of the beautiful Highland Cattle.
My wife and I spent a marvellous week staying at Doodale Cottage. The property is immaculate, with absolutely everything catered for. It is spacious, peaceful, and every need has been allowed for. We have stayed in numerous cottages around the UK and this has to be the best so far. Sally and Roger are charming hosts, and happy to chat about their farm and the animals they keep, and to provide information about local eating places. They also provided a bottle of wine, scones, cream and jam, eggs and chocolate bars - all of which were gratefully received. The cottage is also ideally situated for the bus service into either York or Whitby, and the ride to Whitby is a real eye-opener ! I don't think that there is any way in which staying at this cottage can be improved upon. Fantastic !
Beautiful cottage, lovely surroundings!
We had a brilliant time staying at Doodale Cottage and exploring the surrounding area. The Cottage is immaculate and very comfortable. Sally & Roger were very warm & friendly hosts.
Absolutely gorgeous cottage, location and attention to detail second to none.
Simply beautiful cottage.
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 York 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 York 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.