Dine Al Alfesco on a summers evening
Light and airy living area
King-sizeground floor bedroom
Fully equipped kitchen
View toward property
Bathroom with shower over bath
Perfect place to relax and admire the views
Take a walk around Helmsley
1 / 8  Dine Al Alfesco on a summers evening
2 / 8  Light and airy living area
3 / 8  King-sizeground floor bedroom
4 / 8  Fully equipped kitchen
5 / 8  View toward property
6 / 8  Bathroom with shower over bath
7 / 8  Perfect place to relax and admire the views
8 / 8  Take a walk around Helmsley

Brayford Cottage

Helmsley (4mls NW), North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
3 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Enclosed garden / patio
Internet access
Working farm
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Stunning views across the North Yorkshire Moors.
  • Spectacular walks in the surrounding area.
  • A fantastic base for exploring Yorkshire.
  • Within an hour of coastal towns of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey.
  • Plenty of attractions in the local area.
  • The dramatic scenery can be enjoyed on the famous steam train running from Pickering to Whitby.
Property code: VVFOR

Nestling in the beautiful countryside of the North York Moors, this lovely single storey property  makes an ideal holiday home for a couple with a pair of dogs looking for a quiet spot to relax and explore. Close to the picturesque towns of Helmsley (5.5 miles), Thirsk (10 miles) and Pickering (18 miles), the cottage lies in a peaceful location near a host of dog-friendly attractions. There are outdoor kennels available at the property, and the owner can arrange a dog-sitting service for you.

A charming split-level cottage, this comfortable property features a cosy lounge/diner where you can relax, snuggle up and watch a movie or read a book, and enjoy a meal while preparing for the next day’s adventure. From the lounge, patio doors lead outside where there’s a raised patio with a BBQ in an enclosed courtyard. Here you can dine alfresco and enjoy an evening glass of wine. There is also a communal area with picnic tables.

A wonderful base from which to explore the dramatic landscapes of the North York Moors, the cottage is ideal for visiting Sutton Bank (4 miles), Bransdale (20 miles) and the nature reserve at Bridestone, Crosscliff and Blakey Topping (26.5 miles). Dogs will also love exploring the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (14 miles) and are welcome at attractions including the Ryedale Folk Museum (14.5 miles) and Flamingo Land (20 miles), as well as the gardens at Castle Howard (18 miles), Duncombe Park (6 miles) and Rievaulx Terrace (3.5 miles). There are several dog-friendly English Heritage and National Trust sites including Rievaulx Abbey (3 miles), Byland Abbey (9 miles), and Helmsley Castle (5 miles). You can also take dogs for a trip on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway steam trains which run from Pickering to Whitby.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 king-size bedroom
  • 1 bathroom with bath and over shower
  • TV, DVD and video
  • Gas hob, electric oven, fridge with icebox, dishwasher, washer/dryer and microwave
  • Central heating
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  •  Pub 3 miles and restaurants 5 miles
  • Enclosed garden/patio and shared BBQ

This property is personally managed by Melanie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Jane 21st February 2020

Brayford cottage (also called Form cottage)is on a working farm in Old Byland. Signage showing where the cottages are when you get to the farm would be useful. Nearby Helmsley and Thirsk can supply most of your needs. The cottage is carpeted throughout which is pretty impractical as they are dog friendly cottages. Some maintenance issues need addreRead moressing such as fixing the thermostats on the radiators, the gas fire and the built in DVD player is mounted on a wall in the bedroom out of reach. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 4th November 2019

Lovely cosy cottage in very quiet area. Lots of walks nearby and only a short drive to Helmsley for shopping.

Reviewed by Andrew 11th October 2019

Needs to be looked at from the paying guest view instead of business and profit side

Reviewed by Laura 15th September 2019

Lovely little cottage, nice and warm and very quiet. Had to bring an extra dog at the last minute and the owners were wonderful. The only thing I would say is if you bring a dog, make sure you bring a sheet or extra towels for muddy/wet paws by the door as there is carpet throughout. Lovely, cosy stay, very peaceful and close to the lovely HelmsleyRead more with a co op, market, pubs, places to eat, scrummy bakers and deli. Clean and tidy with games to play of an evening. Loved it Hide

Reviewed by L. 9th September 2019

A very clean, cosy place with equipment easy to use as instructions at hand. Good strong shower along with deep bath. (warning pumping will wake your neighbour up and theirs shower will wake you up). Need to like dogs as you need to walk thought another cottage space to get to another. It is within a lovely area and views to match. Looking for a peRead moreaceful place, stay here. Hide

Reviewed by Lea 6th July 2019

A very nice little cottage! Wonderful stay.

Reviewed by Sheila 31st May 2019

the cottage was bright, clean, warm and comfortable. There was a gated outside area for Peggotty our Border Terrier to sit outside which was safe. The location of the cottage was in a stunning location and close to the North Yorkshire National Park, Helmsley is not far away for shopping ect. We were there in term time so it was very quiet. f

Reviewed by Antony 24th May 2019

Very peaceful location but not isolated Plenty of local attractions but only an hour to the coast

Reviewed by Geoff 17th May 2019

Reviewed by Trevor 4th May 2019

Valley View fram is set 5miles from any shops or bars/restaurants but this place is very peaceful and in the heart of the North Yorkshire national park and it is also working fram this is our second stay there and we love it as this place is very dog friendly so if you like peace quiet this is the place to stay it gets 10/10 from us.

Reviewed by David 26th April 2019

Reviewed by Debbie 19th April 2019

Fantastic and quiet location with some lovely walks nearby and beautiful views. The cottage was on a working farm which was lovely to hear the animals. Location not far from beautiful Abbeys and Castles and the beautiful market town of Helmsley. Highly recommend staying at these holiday cottages.

Reviewed by Ann 19th October 2018

Superb location for a complete get away from it all break. Lots of local countryside walks. Varied amenities and entertainment easily accessible by car.

Reviewed by Trevor 9th September 2018

If you are looking for a peaceful location this property is ideal there is a lot of walking to do round the area set in the heart of the North Yorkshire country park it is also located on working Farm the nearest village is short 5mile drive away Which has everything you need from shops to pubs and restaurants.Its well place to explore the beautifuRead morel places in North Yorkshire ie from the city of York to the beautiful fishing port of Whitby. Hide

Reviewed by Joan 9th June 2018

Good location, nice cottage.

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