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The Bull Pen - Goathland,

Goathland, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Beach within easy reach
Towels included
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At a glance

  • This is a fantastic base for keen walkers, cyclists and nature-lovers
  • Enjoy stunning views and breathtaking walks right from the doorstep
  • Explore the wonderful North York Moors National Park
  • A romantic holiday cottage in a beautiful North Yorkshire village
  • Visit Pickering, Helmsley and Whitby
Property code: G0140

Beautifully converted from a traditional cowshed, this unique and beautiful hideaway makes an exquisite couple's retreat set in a tranquil village in the heart of the North Yorkshire countryside.

Ideally situated on the edge of the quaint village of Goathland – famous as the location for the TV series Heartbeat – this pretty cottage is perfect for exploring the magical North York Moors. Trails lead in every direction, with several beautiful waterfalls to discover including Thomason Foss and Mallyan Spout (both within a mile). The village is on the beautiful North York Moors Railway which leads through the stunning countryside to the pretty market town of Pickering (14.5 miles) and the popular coastal town of Whitby (9.5 miles). There are also miles of bike trails, or you could discover picturesque towns and villages including Rosedale Abbey (13.5 miles), Danby (17 miles) and, on the coast, Robin Hood's Bay (12.5 miles).

This charming single-level holiday home has been tastefully decorated and retains original features including exposed beams, heavy stone sills and traditionally rendered plasterwork. The light and welcoming lounge/diner features comfortable seating, a Smart TV and a cosy wood burner. Heading into the stylish shaker-style kitchen you will find it fully equipped with a washing machine, microwave, coffee maker, ceramic hob and oven. The well-equipped kitchen cupboards offer a selection of high-quality utensils, crockery and glassware for the cooks among you. Exploring further, there's a gorgeous bedroom with a double bed, a cast-iron roll-top bath and an en-suite shower room complete with a walk-in shower and WC.

To the front of the cottage is a large enclosed wild grass and alpine garden. To the rear of the cottage, you will find a private dining area with views across the woodland and over the wildlife pond, and you may even spot roe deer or barn owls. This area features an outdoor wood burner, a swinging bench and a BBQ. Secure storage is available for bikes, and there's ample off-road parking available. You are also welcome to explore the paths through the owner's private estate.

  • 1 double bedroom with bath
  • 1 en-suite shower room with walk-in shower and WC
  • Washing machine, ceramic hob, oven, microwave and coffee maker
  • Smart TV
  • Wood burner
  • Garden with BBQ, furniture and wood burner
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Lockable bike storage
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Regret no children
  • Pub and shop within 0.5 miles
  • Whitby 9.5 miles
  • Dinner service at the farmhouse Friday and Saturday evenings – please enquire when booking

This property joined our collection in 2019 and is managed by Rupert.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Susan, 9th March 2020

The Bull Pen was fabulous with amazing views and it was so nice to see the Roe Deer that came up the hillside in the evening. The welcome package was very generous, with everything you needed for afternoon tea on arrival, breakfasts, plus a bottle of wine. The LOccitaine toiletries were a lovely touch. The bed was very comfortable, the shower room Read moreluxurious. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, including the log fire each evening, and hope to return again soon. Hide

Reviewed by Janine, 10th January 2020

Beautiful little cottage in lovely surroundings, very well equipped and cosy and comfortable. The location is ideal for walking and visiting local areas. A couple of hotel/pubs within walking distance (10 minutes) that serve home cooked meals that are good value for money. Great spot for star gazing on clear nights and wildlife in abundance on yourRead more doortep.. Hide

Reviewed by Linda, 11th October 2019

It was a really lovely cottage, warm cosy and comfortable. Really relaxed there. Loved it! Goathland itself needs a really good bakery though, with fresh milk....and a couple of good shops!

Reviewed by Josephine, 4th October 2019

A superb cottage in a quiet spot, very tastefully done. Just a short walk into Goathland village, walks from the door, plenty of wildlife in surrounding fields. 5 stars from us, we will definitely be booking again.

Reviewed by Sue, 16th August 2019

Lovely and peaceful. Good location for eating out.

Reviewed by Richard, 9th August 2019

Great location top class fixtures and fittings , powerful shower lovely bath perfect property for a couple , now for the negatives hmm sorry there were none, perfect property

Reviewed by Linda, 26th July 2019

The Bull Pen was beautiful. Cozy, well kept, clean and had everything we needed for a relaxing break. The owners Claire and Chris, were very welcoming and always had time for a chat when we met them on the farm. The cottage is quiet and peaceful and the gardens were beautiful. We will definitely be returning and would definitely recommend to anyoneRead more. The 'heartbeat village' is in walking distance and the tea room is lovely for a cuppa and cake! Luxury holiday cottage. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Ann, 12th July 2019

The standard was first class. If anything, it would be helpful to include the distance from the property to the nearest pub/ hotel which was 10 mins walking time.

Reviewed by Christine, 28th June 2019

A lovely cottage for two with fine views of the North York Moors. Located on a small farm, was peaceful with two outdoor areas. Loved all the wild animals: barn owl, deer, hedgehogs and lots of different birds. Great location for walking, access to the North Yorkshire Moors Railway at Goathland, also the coast.

Reviewed by Cathy, 16th February 2019

Brilliant place to stay. Clare and Chris, the owners very helpful. Excellent location, beautiful cottage with everything you need. Loved the roll top bath. Views amazing. Saw deer and owls every day. Very peaceful and calming location. We did a lot of walking from the doorstep out into the NYMs. Walk to Beck Hole (the pub there is amazing) aRead morend on to Grosmont was lovely. Short drive to Sands new and Whitby. Fabulous place - we will be back! Thankyou Hide

Reviewed by Roy, 10th November 2018

It is exactly as described, the owners could not have been more helpful. The log fire brought a lovely warm feeling to the evenings, the kitchen was very well equipped, the bed was extremely comfortable, the bath was not used but the shower etc were excellent quality. The cottage was extremely easy to find and is part of the farm buildings but you Read moreretain a separation as the actual cottage is behind a gate, and it has at the front and rear its own private garden area. Sadly early November was not the time to try out the external seating area with wood burning stove. Thats for another time . It was beautifully silent, it had a stillness that you are hoping to find. The TV and reception and Internet were excellent for those needing the thrill of modern communication at all times. That was me by the way !The Mallyon Spout hotel offers excellent food at very reasonable prices and the village shop caters for most needs, the latter is a 10 minute walk the former in the winter is a drive away at the other end if the village. Places to visit, Whitby, Camp Eden, Helmsley, Yorks Arboretum, Pickering local life museum by the station, White Swan pub hotel in Pickering for Tapas.The Goathland pub is a bit of a trek, ok during the day but at night its a bit dark !!!All in all 5 stars accommodation and experience. Meet the lovely dogs that stroll round and watch for the deer and owls neither of which made a guest appearance for us but ..,We will return here soon its a real gem, Hide

Reviewed by Sheenagh, 3rd November 2018

We found the Bull Pen to be beautifully decorated and well equipped. The location and local amenities were as described and expected. The electric heaters were a little bit tricky to get right and some instructions for those and other appliances could have been useful. The quality of furnishings and all items provided was of a very high standard. WRead moree felt that the Bull Pen was more spacious than we had anticipated from the photographs on the website. A very enjoyable stay all in all. Hide

Reviewed by Neil, 29th September 2018

Back home after a lovely stay at the Bull Pen.We cannot fault the accommodation. It was clean, well supplied with everything you may possibly need. Loved the log burner, it was so cosy in the living area. The bed was exceptionally comfortable. Didn't get to use the lovely bath but the shower was powerful and luxurious. Kitchen is well stocked. LoveRead mored the outside area at the rear, the lovely swing and log burner.Didn't get to see the deer or the owl unfortunately.Thank you Chris and Clare. We really enjoyed our relaxing break away. Thank you for the essentials that you left for us. Didnt need to use the honesty bar, as I arrived well stocked with the obligatory fizz and gin but what a great idea.Loved every minute.Thank youX Hide

Reviewed by Hannah, 11th September 2018

The Bull Pen is a really lovely cottage with very kind and helpful owners. It was spotlessly clean and beautifully appointed. The bed is very comfy! The shower is hot and powerful and the bath is just a dream. Internet is great, easily watching films and catch-up TV. The setting is beautiful and we were treated to several visits from the local roe Read moredeer. Easy walks to Mallyan Spout and Beck Hole - very close to the Hole of Horcum and of course Whitby. Don't forget Radford's butchers in Sleights and Jackson's in Ruswarp. All in all it's a really nice warm, cosy, beautifully designed cottage and anyone would be lucky to stay there.Thank you Claire and Chris for a lovely break. Hide

Reviewed by Keith, 4th September 2018

We had a lovely weekend at the Bull Pen located down a quiet lane, views are wonderful. We enjoyed sitting out on the patio with a glass of wine. Lots of places to visit and the North Yorks Moors railway is a wonderful day out we had superb lunch on the train.

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