With stunning views of the Howardian Hills on edge of North York Moors Nat. Park
About Dave Wells
We moved to Sproxton in summer 2018 and have had an amazing time so far. We are improving and updating the cottages, with a new kitchen added for summer 2019. We achieved Super Host status on AirBnB within 3 months of joining and are proud of the compliments and reviews we have received so far. We are new to Home Away and our current lack of reviews is because we could not carry forward the many positive reviews achieved by the previous owners. Keep up-to-date with what's happening with our cottages and the local area by following us on Facebook (SproxtonHallCottages).
Dave Wells purchased this Cottage in 2018
Why Dave Wells chose Ryedale District
The views are stunning and we are ideally located for days out - whether these are tranquil walks in the National Park or Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (one side of the road through Sproxton is in the National Park, the other in the AONB) or more active days out at the many tourist attractions nearby. Our location is ideal any time of the year - when the weather is typically British - historic York and Harrogate offer plenty to see and do. Our cottages are welcoming for families and couples (young and old). We are pleased to welcome back a large number of repeat visitors and their friends/family.
No bookings for work-related trips unless agreed by us in advance.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
A lovely cottage near to Helmsley.
The property was very clean, and the hosts were very friendly and helpful, generally being on hand most of the time. The tea, coffee and biscuits were very welcome after a long drive! The property was very convenient to Helmsley and Sutton Bank, and was within reach of many other places of interest. Having 2 dogs we particularly liked the available field to walk them in. We will be back next year!
Had a very enjoyable holiday at kirkdale cottage with my family. Owners were very helpful and pleasent to make our stay very enjoyable. Lovely clean accommodation with very comfortable beds and has a very cosy feel to it. Wi-Fi also available which came in very handy for my daughter. Great location also for Whitby scarborough and York. Overall a very enjoyable stay that I would recommend to anyone who fancies a break in the area.
Quaint cottage in quiet location
We spent 4 nights in Kirkdale Cottage during a cricket festival at Ampleforth.
Very clean and well presented cottage with everything you need for a comfortable stay.
We originally booked to take our dog but due to heat decided against it. David and Helen were very thoughtful in providing bowls, towels and poo bags which would’ve been very helpful.
Well located for exploring the local area and within an hour’s drive of the coast. Dalby Forest and Whitby a must!
Everything you could want from a self catering cottage our in the countryside. Really helpful owners.
Especially good if you have dogs. Loved the exercise area. All well thought out and professionally run without being impersonal.
We loved it. Thank you.
This is the first property we have stayed at that allows dogs.Signs to tell occupants to clear up dog mess is essential..we had a horrid experience one evening with some other dogs mess!The property is in need of some updating and could do with a good clean particularly the bedroom carpets. We had no DVD player ,no pantry items except for tea and one packet of biscuits and small bottle of milk.I do not count hotel style sachets of coffee,milk and sugar as pantry items as stated.A neighbour in one of the attached properties returned a cutting board to us that they had borrowed from the previous occupants that were their friends ,stating that they had swapted some untensils from cottage to cottage.Greater care needs to be taken preparing for new occupants to this cottage.
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us. All feedback is taken seriously and will be used to improve our cottages and services.
We note your point about reminding visitors to clear up after dogs and will improve notices to visitors and provide prompts such as black dog bags. As the incident took place at night on grass away from the cottages and lighting, we did what we could which was to help clear up. This is the first such incident since we arrived and we have had 20+ dogs stay in our two cottages on our 3 acre property. We hope that the tremendous opportunities for walking your own party’s dog made up for this incident.
As mentioned during your stay, we are undertaking a programme of updates and renovations early in 2019. The photographs on HomeAway were taken in summer 2018 and will be updated once new flooring, kitchens and log burners are added. We are disappointed to hear that you felt the cottage was not sufficiently clean as this has not been the experience of other recent guests and we had vacuumed thoroughly before your arrival.
Pantry items were provided as per our listing “Fresh milk, tea bags, coffee sachets, sugar, salt, pepper” and as noted in our message prior to arrival these are provided to get you started on your self-catering holiday (and before a trip to the supermarket in nearby Helmsley or grocery delivery to the cottage). As you know we provide washing up liquid, cleaning materials, toilet roll and toiletries - as well as a tea caddy and biscuits.
We had checked that all key utensils and kitchen equipment were in place before your arrival, precisely for the reason given when larger family groups stay in more than one cottage. There were three other chopping boards within the cottage. We advised you of the DVD player on arrival and offered to provide a replacement. As we live on site we are disappointed that you did not discuss your concerns with us; indeed during the chats we had with your group we thought that everyone was enjoying their stay.