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

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights



Bilsdale Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)

Bilsdale 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.

Lydia Scott
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english
Calendar last updated:
May 26, 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.


Ryedale District Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
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.


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

Bilsdale Cottage Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms)
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 reviews

Lovely location - just what we were looking for.

  • 4 of 5

We were looking for a peaceful long weekend for the three of us, including our disabled son. Overall the cottage was great - it had all the facilities that we needed, was warm and quiet; we hardly heard anything of the other guests staying there. The ginger snap biscuits were a welcome surprise on arrival!

We visited Scarborough, Whitby and York - all easily accessible with some stunning drives over the Moors and would happily go back to explore everything else that is around.

The dedicated disabled parking made life much easier for someone with limited mobility and the cottage was fairly easy for our son to get around. The stairs in the cottage were quite easy for him but bathing was more of a challenge. The controls to the shower aren't reachable unless you actually stand in the bath - not great if you're clothed and trying to help someone else.

Overall though a great location and I would recommend it to anyone wanting a base ot explore all that North Yorks has to offer.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Am very happy to know that you enjoyed your stay with us and would happily come back to explore more of what North Yorkshire has to offer. We would love to have you back, and I would suggest a different cottage in order that it is easier for your son regarding the shower. Bilsdale is actually the only cottage with a bath with a shower over. Ryedale cottage is on one level and is having a large walk-in shower fitted next week which would probably suit you better. Hope to see you again soon, and thank you for a lovely review.
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Beautiful location

  • 4 of 5

Really beautiful and peaceful location and good for getting to everywhere.

The best part was the animals, our 8 year old loved seeing the Alpacas, the Sheep with their Lambs, the Horse and of course the Chickens which we visited every day for fresh eggs for breakfast! ... she cried this morning when she had to say goodbye to the Horse.

The only small downside was that the double bed was really hard, I can normally take any bed but this one was too hard for me and was giving me a bad back, we had to swap with my Daughter and have the twin beds- at least she was happy as it meant she had a double to herself!!

We would definitely visit again but maybe this time ask which of the cottages had the softest bed? maybe we would have to keep visiting like Goldilocks until we got the one that was just right😀

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Sproxton holiday cottages

  • 5 of 5

Upon our arrival the heating was on , milk and everything needed to make that first cup of tea , including a lemon drizzle cake . The cottage is well decorated and the fixtures and fittings are of a high standard , including the white bed linen and fluffy towels . The views from the windows are simply breath taking . We have used owners direct several times but Sproxton holiday cottages are the best to date --- we highly recommend these cottages as a peaceful and tranquil place for a break away to Yorkshire .

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cosy cottage with beautiful views

  • 4 of 5

Just arrived back from a lovely stay at Bilsdale Cottage. Our children enjoyed being near the hens, sheep and alpacas! And so did Louie (the dog) Brilliant location 5 minutes from Helmsley and we managed to visit Castle Howard, Hutton Le Hole, Lastingham and Pickering! Even got to Roseberry topping and Guisborough before heading home. The location is perfect and we will be back again to stay. Very tasty homemade cake was a nice touch for our arrival. Many thanks 😊

  • Submitted: Apr 1, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Very happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you again soon!
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Cosy & Comfortable Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We stayed here for the first time for a mid-week break mid January to coincide with my birthday. So glad my wife found this whilst researching affordable dog friendly cottages in the Helmsley area, as our small Cavalier King Charles comes everywhere with us. We never got to meet the new owner Lydia but her communications were welcomingly helpful and accurate and she was very flexible. I did meet her charming husband on early morning dog walks.

We found Bilsdale well presented, well equipped, clean and comfortable. Ideal for the two (+ 1) of us. It even has the unexpected bonus of a hip bath under the shower.

It was a nice touch by the owner to leave a cake for us upon arrival.

The useful instructions, and local area information, were very welcome too.

We have already recommended Sproxton Hall Cottages to our friends on the strength of this one visit, and would gladly return.

Thank you Lydia (and Mr Scott?).

  • Submitted: Jan 31, 2015
  • Stayed: Jan 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for the positive feedback. I am happy to hear that you and King Charles enjoyed your stay at Sproxton and look forward to meeting you when you return. kind regards, Lydia
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  • 5 of 5

We stayed at Bilsdale Cottage for a short break at the end of the school holidays with my partner and two children. I can't speak highly enough of the accommodation. Not only is it lovely, clean and comfortable but the surroundings are first class. Our children had such fun feeding the sheep and chickens and searching for eggs. Gill makes you feel very welcome and we booked to go back straight away. There is lots to do in the local area - check out the International Centre for Birds of Prey and 'The Feathers' in Helmsley.

Everyone we spoke to staying in the other cottages were return visitors which says a lot for the standard Sproxton Hall Cottages offer. I would recommend to friends and family without hesitation.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Train
15 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
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.


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