Converted from an old cow byre, this property is situated in a small, but historically fascinating village, which has easy access to most of the attractions that the region has to offer. This property is a Grade II listed building, brimming with character. Much of its original charm has been retained through exposed beams and wall-timbers, wooden floors and a galleried bedroom. There is a double bedroom beautifully decorated to create a peaceful haven at the end of the day and the airy, open plan living area has a very 'French Country' feel. A walled front garden offers ample opportunity for al fresco dining in the summer, while full central... heating and a flame-effect electric fire keep the cold at bay in the winter months.
Amenities: Central heating with electric fire in sitting room. Electric oven, gas hob, microwave, fridge, washer/dryer, dishwasher, digital TV, DVD/CD player, WiFi. All fuel and power inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 1 car. Secure storage available for bikes. Enclosed walled front courtyard with garden furniture. Sorry, no pets or smoking. Shop 2 miles, pub 3 mins walk. Note: There are steep stairs and an upstairs gallery (with railings) that are unsuitable for small children or the less able.
Region: The North York Moors National Park covers 554 square miles, with landscape ranging from heather-clad moorland and deep secluded dales, to the cliffs and coves of the magnificent coastline making it a haven for walkers.
Town: The village of Wrelton boasts a fascinating past. After the last Ice Age, when this entire area was submerged by floodwater, and the village was a simple settlement clinging to the edge of the lake of Pickering. Much later, during the Roman Occupation, Wrelton occupied a key position on the route between Malton and Wade's Causeway on Stape Moor, and during the Georgian era, coaches would have stopped here on their way to Scarborough and Whitby. Today, it is a delightful mish-mash of stone cottages, modern houses and dry-stone walls. Although there are no shops in Wrelton, the village is served by the Buck Inn, which is famous for its good food and a fine selection of real ales. Nearby attractions include the market town of Malton, Pickering Castle, Castle Howard and the historic City of York, which has attractions for visitors of all ages.
All prices are inclusive of the booking fee. Winter Short Breaks (WSB) are available at many properties in the "Winter" period - subject to availability. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. Off Season Breaks (OSB) are available at many properties in parts of the "Low" and "Mid" periods - subject to availability. The price for a 3 night break is either 75% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. OSBs can be booked within a calendar month of the start date of the holiday. "Last Minute Breaks" (LMB) are available at most properties throughout the "LOW", "MID", "HIGH", "PEAK", "XMAS" and "NEW YEAR" periods. The price for a 3 night break is either 65% of the normal weekly rental or, if it is higher, the quoted Winter Short Break price. Extra nights are charged pro rata of the weekly rental. LMBs can be booked within one week of the start date of the holiday.
Left on 12/02/2013 for a stay in September 2013 | David &Mary Wyllie
Host showed us the accomodation and made themselves available to accomodate any further needs we might have.
Clean and had everything we required.
Location had everything we were looking for within walking distance or a short drive away.
The unabtrusive freindly hosts,the immediate area we were in and the more than adequate cottage fof the money payed.There was nothing we disliked.
Character by the bucketload!
Left on 08/29/2013 for a stay in June 2013 | Carolew
A lovely small 'quirky' cottage, with everything you could want. Welcoming but unobtrusive hosts; good location for visiting all the attractions in North/East Yorkshire.
Local pub serves good food with a warm welcome. The visiting/moblile fish and chip van in the village is worth a visit.
Cosy, well equipped cottage and friendly hosts
Left on 12/02/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | Churchy
Hosts were very welcoming and helpful. The cottage was well equipped and imaginatively set out. The location was very convenient for walking and for visits to the coast. The local pub was a few minutes walk away and served excellent food and beer and a very warm welcome.
Burton on Trent
Peace and quiet
Left on 09/17/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Returning visitor
Our third stay at Cow Byre cottage. A lovely cottage tucked away from the hustle and bustle, in a lovely peaceful village. Central for exploring a beautiful part of Yorkshire.
Tina and John
Left on 09/16/2011 for a stay in July 2011 | Tina and John
Loved the cottage. Much bigger than expected. Very quiet location.
Superb location. We mainly visited the jurassic coastline and the steam railway.
Great weather was the icing on the cake.
Left on 11/05/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | Linda
We had a very enjoyable stay and charming and helpful hosts. Very good, well equipped kitchen, bathroom and laundry. Stairs were steep but led up to a comfortable bedroom and lounge room. Good windows for fresh air. Gayle was very helpful with where to go. Great location for the moors, dales, coast and York.
too good for a cow shed !
Left on 09/15/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | Diane
excellently appointed holiday get away for 2 people - we shall return
Fantastic little bolt-hole!
Left on 05/13/2010 for a stay in March 2010 | Debbie
The cottage was a wonderful barn conversion and perfect for a 'get away' before the birth of our child. The conversion was situated in the small village of Wrelton, but was ideal for visiting the surrounding areas of Pickering and the coast.
Overall, I highly reccommend this cottage for couples seeking either a romantic break or a truly relaxing stay. Everything you could possibly require was provided, alongwith a few extra added 'touches'.
everything was perfect!
Left on 12/08/2009 for a stay in February 2009 | patsy
This cottage was an ideal bolt-hole; tucked in Wrelton village off the main route into Pickering, with an excellent village pub.The landlord/lady were very personable and served us a very tasty, tho' inexpensive evening meal.
We found some beautiful routes to walk locally, and also took the steam train to walk further afield. We came across a filming session of "Heartbeat"! which was entirely unexpected.
Another joy was dining at The SWAN in Pickering coupled with a very long browse in the antique shop in the town.
Our hosts were a family next door in the main farm house and were very sensitive to our needs.Helpful and readily available when needed and absent otherwise.
All of this, and then to crown it all the weather for the entire week was truly springlike.Sunshine every day so that we were able to appreciate England at its' very finest. The simple joy of seeing the first snowdrops,and the wonderful vistas of Yorkshire pleased us immensely.We would love to revisit as part of our plan to spend more time in England, now that we have seen so many other places in Europe. Pat & Vic
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