Romantic holiday cottage in Helmsley - with 1 bedroom

The Old Back Kitchen At Bonfield Ghyll Farm Cottage, Helmsley, North Yorkshire, YO62 5GZ.
Property Reference: UK34085

Bedrooms - 1

Sleeps - 2

Bathrooms - 1

Pets welcome - 2

The Old Back Kitchen at Bonfield Ghyll Farm, Helmsley
The Old Back Kitchen at Bonfield Ghyll Farm, Helmsley
The Old Back Kitchen at Bonfield Ghyll Farm, Helmsley
The Old Back Kitchen at Bonfield Ghyll Farm, Helmsley
The Old Back Kitchen at Bonfield Ghyll Farm, Helmsley
The Old Back Kitchen at Bonfield Ghyll Farm, Helmsley
The Old Back Kitchen at Bonfield Ghyll Farm, Helmsley
The Old Back Kitchen at Bonfield Ghyll Farm, Helmsley
The Old Back Kitchen at Bonfield Ghyll Farm, Helmsley

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The Old Back Kitchen At Bonfield Ghyll Farm Cottage 1 bedroom, sleeps 2

Perfect rural idyll with simple homemade hot tub and dog friendly. Perfect for a break away. Packed with character and original features.

Accommodation details

Ground Floor:
Living/dining area: With wood burner and Freeview TV.
Kitchen: With gas oven, gas hob, microwave and fridge/freezer.
Shower room: With shower cubicle and heated towel rail.
Steep, ladder stairs to.

First Floor:
Bedroom: Galleried with double bed and sloping ceiling.

Central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels included. Fuel for hot tub included in summer. Fuel supplement in winter. Welcome pack.

Garden with sitting-out area, garden furniture, BBQ and firepit (accessed through owner’s garden). Hot tub for 2 (private). 2 pets welcome, to be kept on a lead at all times (sheep country and working farm). Bike store. Private parking for 1 car. No smoking. Please note: There are low doors throughout. The property has a natural water supply from a spring. The property is accessed via a rough track.

Extra Amenities

The Old Back Kitchen can be found at Bonfield Ghyll Farm, which sits high upon the North Yorkshire Moors close to the pretty market town of Helmsley. This off-grid working sheep farm is accessed via a rough track and has no mains electric or close neighbours, it forms part of the National Trust’s Bransdale Estate and is surrounded by stunning heather clad hills, ancient woodland and babbling streams. There are walks straight from the door with access onto miles of open access moorland. The current tenants have sympathetically converted the old back kitchen and water house to the side of the main farmhouse to create an idyllic and romantic getaway for nature lovers from the stresses of everyday life.
This pretty cottage dates back to 1707 and retains all of its original features including quarry tile floors, and Victorian cooking range and wash copper in the main living area. Packed with character and with low doors throughout this property really does take you back in time, but with all the comforts of modern living. The living/dining area is a delight and the cooking range, for decorative purposes only, with its new wood burning stove in the open hearth provides a real cosy feel for the colder winter months. The mezzanine with its double bed is tucked away in the rafters and is accessed via steep ladder stairs with handrail.

The glow from the fire below makes magical shadows on the ceiling from the beams. With a deep filled mattress and lots of warming throws this room will certainly provide you with a great night’s sleep after a long day exploring the National Park. Accessed by stone steps through a shared garden area, the entrance hall has plenty of space for storing coats and walking boots. The kitchen sits in the former waterhouse to the rear of the property and offers a modern gas cooker and hob, whistling kettle and microwave as well as the original shallow sink and a pretty upcycled dresser. The original features continue in the shower room with the original water trough that once supplied the farmhouse forming the shower tray! The stream that once ran through it has been diverted and now runs past the kitchen window. The Old Back Kitchen really is the place for you if you want a break away from it all. The kitchen and entrance hall radiators, bathroom towel rail and hot water are heated by the wood fired Rayburn and water heating solar panels in the farmhouse, whilst the living room and a bedroom are heated via the wood burning stove. There is a poor Wi-Fi signal up here and the TV reception can be a little hit and miss, but not to worry there are plenty of board games to enjoy, books to read, and card games to play; the owners have thought of everything.

There’s even a pair of binoculars and bird books so you can spend a while enjoying the wildlife on offer within the National Park. The farm has no mains electric and generates power from an eco-friendly system comprising of a combination of solar panels and an Archimedes screw in the beck producing hydro-electricity. The lights run on LEDs and you will also find a low voltage hair dryer and travel steamer for you to use. There is sufficient electricity to charge phones and laptops, but please do not bring any other appliances with you.
After a long day walking or cycling within the National Park why not relax and enjoy a drink on the private decking or sooth aching muscles in the private homemade wood fired hot tub with its barbeque grill, whilst it has no jets or bubbles, it does have simply stunning views across the valley, or up at the stars, as the North York Moors has Dark Sky status. Helmsley is 7 miles away and is more famously known as ‘the jewel in Yorkshire’s crown’. Here you can find an array of pubs, restaurants, tea rooms, independent shops and convenience stores. A little further afield are the historic cities of York and Whitby. The Old Back Kitchen is the perfect place for you whether you enjoy walking or cycling or just want to get away from it all.

Self-catering features

  • Open Fire / Woodburner
  • Bike Store
  • Fuel and Power Included
  • Garden / Patio
  • Hot Tubs
  • Rural Location
  • Television
  • Woodburning Stove
  • Decorated at Christmas
  • Bed Linen & Towels Included
  • Yorkshire Moors
  • Working Farm
  • Pet Friendly
  • Newly Listed Property
  • Yorkshire Cottages
  • Hot Tubs - Private
  • Parking - On Site
  • Shower Cubicle
  • Last Minute Breaks

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