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 allowed 2
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


A stunning selection of properties offering lovely accommodation in an area criss-crossed with spectacular walks. Set around the old farmyard, these properties look out across far-reaching rural views.

Located in the rolling countryside near Helmsley, surrounded by farmland and a fantastic base for great days out in Yorkshire. The market town of Helmsley offers an array of boutique shops, restaurants, bars and cafes. Ideally situated for a day in York, yet within an hour of the coastal towns of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey. The surrounding area offers a wealth of attractions including market towns at Kirkbymoorside and Malton, stately homes of Castle Howard and Nunnington Hall, abbey ruins at Rievaulx and family fun at Flamingo Land. The dramatic scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors can be enjoyed aboard the famous steam train which runs from Pickering (13 miles) to the ancient fishing port of Whitby.

Outside: communal area for al fresco dining with BBQs and picnic tables. Amenities: ample parking. Bed linen, towels, electric, central heating and wi-fi included. 2 well-behaved dogs welcome in the properties; there are also outdoor kennels available and a dog sitting service can be provided (specific requirements to be discussed with owner). Location: beach at Scarborough within an hour, pubs 3 miles, cafes and restaurants in Helmsley 5 miles. Arrival: 3.30pm.

The accommodation is a beautifully restored barn offering ONE king-size bedroom with TV. Bathroom: bath with shower over and WC. Lounge/diner: TV, DVD and video, large open aspect window opening to raised patio area. Kitchen: well-equipped with gas hob and electric oven, fridge with ice box, dishwasher, washer/dryer and microwave. Outside: opens onto raised patio in enclosed courtyard for dining space with shared BBQ.

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 joined our collection in 2013 and is managed by Melanie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 12 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 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 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.

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