The Old Back Kitchen at Bonfield Ghyll Farm

Cottage

Overview

1 bedroom
2 guests max.
Cottage
1 bathroom
Pet-friendly

Amenities

Pet-friendly
TV
Fireplace
Microwave
No smoking
Kitchen
Family-friendly
Hot tub
Heating
Parking
Suitable for events
Eco-friendly
Fire extinguisher
Smoke alarm
Bed linen
Towels

What's nearby

Outdoor

Garden
Rooms
Bedroom
1 double bed
Additional rooms
1 bathroom
Description

Perfect rural idyll with simple homemade hot tub and dog friendly. Perfect for a break away. Packed with character and original features. . 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 Wood-fired 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.. The Old Back Kitchen can be found at Bonfield Ghyll Farm, which sits high upon the North York Moors close to the pretty market town of Helmsley. This off-grid working sheep and beef farm is accessed via a rough farm track and has no mains electric or close neighbours; it forms part of the National Trust's Bransdale Estate. There are walks straight from the door, through the wood, past the stream and out onto miles of open access moorland. The current tenants have sympathetically converted the old back kitchen and water house adjoining the main farmhouse to create an idyllic and romantic getaway from the stresses of everyday life.
The property dates back to 1707 and retains many of its original features. Accessed by stone steps through a shared garden area, the entrance hall has exposed beams and plenty of space for storing coats and walking boots. The living/dining room is packed with character, including sloping quarry tile floors and the Victorian cooking range and wash copper (decorative only). With a new wood burning stove in the open hearth this room 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 handrails; whilst there is a good head height, taller guests need to be aware of a couple of low beams on the way up. The glow from the fire below casts magical shadows on the ceiling. 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. The kitchen sits to the rear of the property and offers a modern gas cooker and hob, whistling kettle, microwave and small fridge freezer as well as the original shallow sink and a pretty upcycled dresser and breakfast table. 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, where you can watch a variety of bird life on the birdfeeder. 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 Wi-Fi signal up here, but it is not always 100% reliable and the TV reception can be a little hit and miss, but there are plenty of books to read, and board 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, laptops and E bikes, 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 soothe aching muscles in your own home-made 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.

There are open, steep, spiral or narrow stairs at the property.
The property is located on a working farm.
Children must be supervised on site due to possible safety hazards.
Pets must be kept on a lead at all times.
The water is from a spring, well or borehole, and not a mains supply.
Approach to property is by a rough or gravel track.
There are low ceilings, doors and/or beams within the property.
The water supply is filtered and UV treated but can become discoloured by peat in very wet weather.

Property policy: the primary guest must be at least 18 years old

House rules
Pet-friendly
Smoking not allowed
Host
The offer is provided by a professional host. This host has committed to providing products or services that comply with the applicable rules of Union law.

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