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Available for short breaks less than £400, Heather Cottage is a beautiful holiday home.

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 0 - 4 nights


About the property

A two bedroom property, both of which are en suite where you can walk to the pub

Heather Cottage has been lovingly refurbished keeping its charm and character yet offering all modern conveniences.

The cottage is situated in the small and unspoilt farming village of Gillamoor, a village famous for breath-taking and stunning panoramic views of Douthwaite Dale and the moor beyond. It is an excellent base for walking and cycling within the North Yorkshire National Park with many walks starting from the doorstep.

The market town of Kirkbymoorside has a good selection of shops and is only a 3 mile drive or a 1.5 mile walk along a footpath.

Local attractions include many historic buildings including Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall, Duncombe Park and Rievaulx Abbey. The market towns of Kirkbymoorside, Helmsley and Pickering, famous for its steam railway station, the historic town of York and the quaint fishing villages of Whitby and Robin Hood's Bay are all an easy drive away. You are spoilt for choice for places to eat and drink with a wealth of cosy pubs and plenty of award-winning eateries in the vicinity, including the Royal Oak in Gillamoor itself. For keen golfers, Kirkbymoorside Golf Course is only a couple of miles away.

This holiday cottage at a glance

Sleeps four guests.

Two bedrooms with one double and two single beds which can convert to a double upon request.

Two en-suites one a shower room and the other a bathroom.

Readily available on-street parking.


Sorry, no pets.

Minimum of a two night stay.

Additional features

Electric oven with ceramic hob, large fridge freezer, microwave.

Dishwasher and washing machine.

Exposed beams.

Garden furniture.

Bike storage can be arranged.

Log fire in the sitting/dining room.

Underfloor heating in both bathrooms.

Smart TV with Freeview, DVD player, CD player with iPod dock.

Travel cot and high chair available on request.

Attractions and nearby amenities

There is a public house within walking distance, The Royal Oak at which we do recommend booking in advance.

Main supermarkets can all be found in Kirkbymoorside a 3-mile drive from the property.

The cottage is situated within the North Yorkshire Moors National Park, offering a wide range of walking trails and cycling activities with cycle hire, picnic areas and play areas which can be found at Dalby Forest.

Kirkbymoorside Golf Course is also a short drive away for any keen golfers.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway, offering Nostalgic steam excursions through spectacular landscapes taking in "Heartbeat" country and beautifully restored stations is well worth a visit.

Rievaulx Abbey a beautiful medieval monastery in the heart of the moors, containing many phases of development.

More Details

Property Manager
Rural Retreats Holidays Ltd
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few days
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Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Gillamoor in Scarborough District

Property Type:
  • cottage
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • Family
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Parking
  • Washing Machine
  • Kitchen
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • First floor: En-suite bathroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Twin room en-suite bathroom with hand-held spray attachment.
    First floor: En-suite shower room - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , En-suite shower room.
  • En-suite shower room, En-suite bathroom with hand-held spray attachment.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • First floor: Double bedroom - 1 Double Bed , Double bedroom with a 4'6
    First floor: Twin bedroom - 2 Single Bed , Twin bedroom with 3' single zip and link beds
  • Double bedroom with a 4'6" bed, Twin bedroom with two 3' zip and link beds which can convert to a 6' double upon request.
  • Television
  • Garden
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
Electric storage heaters, underfloor heating in both bathrooms. Electric hob and oven, microwave, dishwasher, fridge with freezer compartment, washing machine. WiFi* Smart TV with Freeview, DVD player, CD player with iPod dock. Travel cot and high chair available on request. *Please note that internet access is offered at this property for recreational purposes only and is not meant for business use. Speed/service may vary depending on the package obtained by the owner which is provided to guests free of charge. Should guests experience difficulties or loss of use, neither the owner nor Rural Retreats will be held responsible.


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Available for short breaks less than £400, Heather Cottage is a beautiful holiday home.
average rating of 5.0 based on 1 reviews

Excellent house for exploring the North York Moors

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect house for our first weekend walking holiday to North York Moors with friends. The house has everything you need and more! We felt welcome and quite pampered. The welcome hamper was a wonderful surprise. And, it's right next door to The Royal Oak, which provides good food if you don't have the energy to cook after a long day's walking.

  • Review Submitted: 02-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Other Activities:


Newfields Organics - Fadmoor (next-door village) Tel 01751 431558 sells free range eggs and seasonal own-grown vegetables in the 7 day a week honesty shop.

Kirkbymoorside Town - Bakeries, butcher, fruit and veg, chemist, pet shop, Spar and Co-Op, cafes, pub and other shops (some independent shops close Thursday afternoon).

Beadlam Grange Tearooms and Farm Shop, tel 01439 770303 - en route to Helmsley. Closed Mondays.


Monday - Pickering

Wednesday - Kirkbymoorside

Friday - Helmsley

Saturday - Malton

Specialist Markets

Malton Monthly Food Market - 2nd Saturday of the month

Hovingham Market - 1st Saturday of the month

There are some wonderful cities and towns throughout North Yorkshire including:

The seaside town of Scarborough.

The pretty, port town of Whitby.

The former fishing town of Filey.

The historic, walled city of York.

The market town of Helmsley.

The bustling and vibrant town of Pickering.

The quaint, market town of Kirkbymoorside.

The picturesque village of Hovingham boasting a fantastic small Farmers Market on the first Saturday of the month.

Places to visit in North Yorkshire include:

Jorvik Viking Centre – York, YO1 9WT. Tel: 01904 615505

National Railway Museum – York, YO26 4XJ. Tel: 0844 815 3139

Eden Camp Museum, a modern history themed museum set in a Second World War prisoner of war camp – Malton, YO17 6RT. Tel: Tel: 01653 697777

The Royal Pump Room Museum – Harrogate, HG1 2RY. Tel: 01423 556188

Monk Park Farm offers a children’s farm and farm visitor centre – Thirsk, YO7 2AG. Tel: 01845 597730

Thorp Perrow Arboretum – Bedale, DL8 2PS. Tel: 01677 425323

Relax at the Verbena Spa at the Feversham Arms – Helmsley, York, YO62. Tel: 01439 770766

Beautiful beaches stretch the North Yorkshire coastline including:

Whitby Beach, Whitby.

Robin Hoods Bay, Whitby.

Sandsend Beach, Whitby.

Runswick Bay, Loftus.

Staithes Beach, Staithes.

Marske Sand Beach, Marske-by-the-Sea.

There are a wealth of activities in North Yorkshire including:

For walkers, The Cleveland Way starts in Helmsley and Hawnby.

Dalby Forest, boasting a wealth of walking and bike trails as well as an Activity Centre, Adventure Playground and GoApe – YO18 7LT.

The Sutton Bank National Park centre and Sutton Bank Bikes – Thirsk, YO7 2EH. Tel: 01845 597759

Yorkshire Outdoors, offering 4X4 off-road driving, quad biking and clay pigeon shooting – Thirsk, YO7 2DP. Tel: 01845 537766

St Alban’s Sports Centre with an indoor swimming pool, a gym and a sports hall – York, North Yorkshire, YO62 4HA. Tel: 01439 766740

Helmsley outdoor heated swimming pool – Helmsley, YO62 5BH. Tel: 01439 408010

Play rounds of golf at Whitby Golf Course (including crazy golf), Kirkbymoorside Golf Course, Malton Golf Course or Ampleforth Golf.

An abundance of riding opportunities with Friars Hill Riding Stables, Helmsley Riding School or Boltby Trekking.

Racecourse’s are in Thirsk, York, Ripon, Beverley and Wetherby.

Yorkshire Gliding Club – Thirsk, YO7 2EY. Tel: 01845 597237

The North York Moors Railway – From Pickering to Whitby. Tel: 01751 472508

There are an abundance of historic homes and gardens to visit in North Yorkshire including:

Nunnington Hall – Near York, YO62 5UY. Tel: 01439 748283

Rievaulx Terraces – York, YO62 5LJ. Tel: 01439 748283

Beningbrough Hall – York, YO30 1DD. Tel: 01904 472027

Byland Abbey – Coxwold, YO61 4BD. Tel: 0370 333 1181

Castle Howard – York, YO60 7DA. Tel: 01653 648333

Duncombe Park – Helmsley, YO62 5EB. Tel: 0844 7422035

Including the International Centre for Birds of Prey

Bowes Castle – County Durham, DL12 9LG. Tel: 0370 333 1181

Richmond Castle – Richmond, DL10 4QW. Tel: 0370 333 1181

Raby Castle – County Durham, DL2 3AH. Tel: 01833 660202

Romantic abbey ruins of Eggleston and Easby. Tel: 0370 333 1181

The beautiful gardens of Scampston Hall – Malton, YO17 8NG. Tel: 01944 759111

Yorkshire Arboretum

Some favourite restaurants to try in North Yorkshire include:

The Fox and Hounds, Main Street, Sinnington.

The Crown Inn, Hutten-le-hole, YO62 6UA tel: 01751 417343

The Black Swan Tearoom – Helmsley, YO62 5BJ. Tel: 01439 770466

Scotts of Helmsley – York, YO62 5BG. Tel: 01439 772465

The Feversham Arms – York YO62. Tel: 01439 770766

The Star Inn has a Michelin star – Harome, YO62 5JE. Tel: 01439 70397

The White Swan – Ampleforth, YO62. Tel: 01439 788239

The White Horse – Ampleforth, YO62 4DX. Tel : 01439 788378

The Corner Cupboard – Thirsk, YO61 4NW. Tel: 01845 501495

Tea Hee cafe and cheesemongers – Easingwold, YO61 3AB. Tel: 01347 823533

The Durham Ox – Crayke, YO61 4TE. Tel: 01347 821596

The Carpenters Arms – Thirsk, YO7 2DP. Tel: 01845 537369

Jeremy’s Restaurant – Scarborough, YO12 7TR. 01723 363871

The River Gardens Café – Whitby, YO21 1RR. Tel: 07879 498623

Events within North Yorkshire include:

February: The Viking Festival

March: Beertown Craft Beer

April: Farndale daffodils. A beautiful walk along the River dove

May: Malton Food Lovers Festival - Mayday bank holiday Sunday - Beadlam Tractor Run passes through Gillamoor village in the morning. Kirbymoorside 10k passes through Gillamoor in the afternoon.

June: Grassington Festival, Fantastic Arts and Folk festival

July: Ryedale Show near Kirkbymoorside, Masham Sheep Fair, North Yorkshire Moors Railway 60's weekend

August: Ryedale Festival , Burnsall Feast Sports and Fell Race, Galtres Festival in Helmsley. NYMR heather at its best.

October: The North York Moors Railway runs the Railway in Wartime event, Witches and Wizards week for Halloween.

November: NYMR Railway in Wartime. This is a big event with parades, re-enactments and many people dressed for the occassion. Allow for road closures in Pickering and around during parades. The 128 bus runs from Kirkbymoorside.

Winter: Castle Howard Christmas Market, St Nicholas Market in York, Scarborough & Ryedale Astronomical Society run a series of Stargazing events in Dalby Forest on the 1st Friday every month in the winter.


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  • Contractual booking deposit: 33.00% rent