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Secret valley cottage, close to Rievaulx Abbey

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Secret valley cottage, close to Rievaulx Abbey

2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
2 guests
1 bedroom
1 bed
1 bath
Sparkling clean11 recent guests have said that this home was sparkling clean.
Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Great check-in experience100% of recent guests gave this home’s check-in process a 5-star rating.

A secluded getaway. Night life only extends to the twit twooing of the owls. Nestled into the forest with a beck trickling by. It's perfect for those wishing to log out and explore the countryside on foot. Tons of walks including a gorgeous 4 mile round walk taking in 11th-centuary Rievaulx Abbey ruins and a cup of tea at the cafe along the way. The chocolate box town of Helmsley is just five miles away with walled garden, castle ruins, shops, restaurants and amenities.


Free parking on premises

Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed

House Rules

No smoking
No parties or events
Check-in is anytime after 3PM
Check out by 11AM


Step-free access to the home’s entrance
Well-lit path to entrance


86 Reviews

Barbara User Profile
June 2017
If you are looking for a beautiful little cottage by a babbling brook run by two great affable people then Katy and Scotts place is for you. It does seem a bit out of the way and the track I is a bit bumpy but the reward is at the end. There's some good restaurants only a short d…
Jon User Profile
July 2018
We had a lovely short break here. Wonderfully isolated with great walks and lovely personal touches at this stream-side cabin. The food was excellent!
Caroline User Profile
July 2018
Katy is a welcoming host and a talented chef. This very special cottage is clean and comfortable and is in the most idyllic location, the new wooden deck provides the perfect spot to enjoy the bubbling stream. We had the most delicious dinner full of fresh and interesting flavour…
Ishbel User Profile
June 2018
Katy’s place is just glorious. The location really does feel like a secret valley. It’s sheltered and beautiful, with the prettiest wee burn and wonderful decking from local wood. We spent a whole day of our visit just chilling out and enjoying the view and the calm. The hosts ar…
Jeremy User Profile
June 2018
Katy’s place is amazing. So beautiful and bucolic. A wonderful place to stay. Clean and welcoming. Katy and Scot were so hospitable, friendly and charming. I couldn’t have asked for a better place and experience.
Stacy User Profile
June 2018
Katy and Skot's place was gorgeous. A lovely little lodge in a valley opposite a stream. They made some renovations that aren't yet on the listing - they have added a small kitchen and glass doors in the bedroom that open to a private deck overlooking the stream. A lovely place f…
Pati & Mo User Profile
Pati & Mo
June 2018
The super Secret Cottage got an update. It's now a superb Secret Cottage ;) --> Very Scenic 😍 It was really nice from Katy to offer us an extra day at the Secret Cottage, as we lag behind our UK trip due to a flat tyre. We will come again 😃

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London, United KingdomJoined in March 2015
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90 Reviews
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