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The Old Police House

Great Ayton, North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Enclosed garden / patio
Hot tub
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Parking on site / nearby
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Gorgeous escape to a former Police Station with a little nod to its history in the quirky accessories throughout, situated in Great Ayton with covered bubbling hot tub and private courtyard
  • Bring your walking boots and explore the stunning rolling hills of North Yorkshire National Park
  • Walk to the village's popular pubs, cafes, restaurants, ice cream parlour, local chippy and other takeaways within easy reach of the property
Property code: 75226

Lying along the outskirts of the friendly village of Great Ayton, this beautifully converted former police station makes a fantastic getaway for couples and smaller families exploring an idyllic part of North Yorkshire. Just a mile from the edge of the spellbinding North York Moors National Park and within a couple of miles of Roseberry Topping, the property offers cosy, light-filled accommodation for up to four guests. Featuring a lovely hot tub, sumptuous furnishings and spacious living areas, this gated retreat provides a fantastic base for keen walkers and nature lovers discovering the Cleveland Hills and Easby Moor.

Passing through the gates to the entrance, the hallway has a beautiful stone floor and leads through to a bright and tasteful open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. With two sets of double doors, this inviting space has plenty of light, with a relaxing main lounge area, sleek kitchen and a sociable central dining area. The ground floor also offers a refreshing bathroom and the first of the cottage’s two comfortable bedrooms: a pretty twin room with a handy TV. The second bedroom is upstairs: a spacious king-size room with a TV, fitted wardrobes and a delightful en-suite shower room with a charming skylight. Stepping outside, the stylishly furnished courtyard provides a great spot to sit out and unwind, or you can head over to the fully covered hot tub.

Known for its links with Captain Cook, the cheerful village of Great Ayton has a choice of great pubs and restaurants and is home to both the Cook Cottage Memorial Garden and the Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum. Keen walkers can head to the stunning Roseberry Topping (2 miles), with other local attractions and landmarks including Captain Cook’s Monument, Warren Moor Mine, The Wainstones, Whorlton Castle and Mount Grace Priory, House and Gardens, all within 11 miles.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size and 1 twin zip-and-link (which can be made up as a super-king-size by request when booking) 
  • 1 bathroom and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • Hot tub
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Pub and shop within walking distance
  • TV in lounge and both bedrooms
  • Please note CCTV cameras cover the driveway of the house for security
  • Arrival: 14:30 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £200 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £25. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Rupert Spiers

This property is personally managed by Rupert.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 24 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Tracy 19th April 2024

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We really enjoyed our stay @ The Old Police House. Private enclosed very dog friendly garden and a great hot tub to boot. Lovely little village with plenty of place to eat and drink.

Reviewed by Philip 12th April 2024

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Great accommodation everything you need for your stay. Owner very helpful with restaurants and places to visit. Welcome surprise of Hamper on arrival with treats and bubbles

Reviewed by David 1st April 2024

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Really lovely place, comfortable & well presented, nice location. Thank you.

Reviewed by Fiona 25th March 2024

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Amazing location. Amazing cottage. Book it now. We had the most fantastic time. The owners were really helpful and quick to reply. We will most definitely be back!

Reviewed by kevin 9th February 2024

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Fantastic place to stay, everything needed was available, Very comfortable and luxurious stay Very secure and safe for the pooch. Great communications from start to finish, would highly recommend. 10/10

Reviewed by Michael 14th October 2023

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Beautiful property! Nothing but positive feedback. Spotlessly clean throughout, and lovely cosy place to come back to after our days of exploring the area. Great location for exploring, we visited Mother Shipton's Cave, Whitby, Scarborough, Filey and Runswick Bay. All within an hours drive. Our 6 year old loved the fact it was an Old Police house, Read moreand our wee dog was very happy with the heated flooring! Hottub was fantastic, and felt very secure with the electric gates. Would 100% recommend Hide

Reviewed by Nas 6th October 2023

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Beautiful cottage great location. Lovely furnishings. Great hot tub. Lovely bedrooms and bathrooms. Good heating in winter. Really secure if taking dogs. Good location close to Saltburn beach Whitby Robin Hoods bay York Scarborough. Highly recommend

Reviewed by Alison 15th September 2023

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Had a lovely stay at The Old Police House in Great Ayton. Standard was high and owners responded quickly with any questions we had. Great Ayton is a lovely village, very pretty with some good eateries and local shops. Stokesley is only a few minutes by car and has any extra amenities you may wish. Only about a 40 minute drive away is Whitby and theRead more lovely Robin Hoods Bay, both worth a visit. Would definitely recommend. Hide

Reviewed by MAURICE IAN 25th August 2023

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Very nice place had everything you need for a great holiday we enjoyed our stay

Reviewed by Hayley 18th August 2023

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We travelled here with friends and our dogs. The location is excellent , never too far away from a good beach which the dogs loved as did we. We supported local business and used the local pubs and restaurants plus the sweet shop and butchers all were excellent. The bed in the downstairs bedroom has to be one of the most comfortable that I have sleRead morept in. The owners were extremely helpful and kept in touch during our stay. We would not hesitate in recommending this property thoroughly enjoyed it. Hide

Reviewed by Carl 11th August 2023

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Great location although the road could be noisy. Small courtyard but lovely hot tub. Owners contacted me before our stay with arrival information. Excellent welcome basket including fizz, scones and jam. Bring your own cream.

Reviewed by Julie 9th June 2023

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Reviewed by John 6th June 2023

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We enjoyed our stay at the Old Police Cottage and Old Police House, both properties were excellently appointed and decorated. Full instruction and guidance were provided for all the amenities. The owners Laura and Josh were readily available to discuss and sort any issues and went above and beyond to ensure our holiday was memorable.

Reviewed by Martina 19th May 2023

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Owners delightful & responsive actioning problems on arrival doing/organising what they could, as it was Friday some things had to wait til Monday. The owners were let down by the cleaning company including equipment, they responded quickly to the photos sent. Hot tub great, property beautiful, super quality beds/bedding, bathrooms stylish. Would hRead moreave been 5 stars without issues they were fixable, just needed to be reported. Would return as owners genuinely want things right for their guests. Hide

Reviewed by Paula 9th March 2023

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Fabulous,stay,property lovely,comfortable and ideal location.Definitely stay again .Lovely touch of a welcome hamper too!!

Reviewed by David 3rd February 2023

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Reviewed by David 23rd December 2022

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Lovely house, perfect for us. Two dogs and parent who can't do stairs. We felt safe the dogs could run out the front door due to the electric gates enclosing the house. Hot tub is a lovely bonus. Clean house, well equipped. Would recommend and stay again. Thank you

Reviewed by Yvonne 8th November 2022

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Reviewed by Shirley 16th September 2022

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Excellent location, clean and comfortable property. There is no washing machine in the property just to note and also no grass for dogs if you were taking them.

Reviewed by Gwen 9th September 2022

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Reviewed by Christopher 2nd September 2022

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Nice compact property with private outdoor space and centrally located for many places to visit

Reviewed by Neil 26th August 2022

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House was comfortable and secure. Hot tub was fabulous. Location not good for us as on a busy road and we had mobility scooter. Traffic very busy and paths narrow. Unfortunately a lot of selfish drivers who would park on paths so couldnt get past. No crossing in the village. Eateries were nice with good good and friendly.

Reviewed by Pamela 15th July 2022

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We had a lovely week staying at this property. Great Ayton is a lovely village which has a stream with a little waterfall and shops. It is only a 10 min drive away to Guisborough Forest, Roseberry Toppings and Kildale Waterfall and a 20 min drive to Saltburn Beach and Tees Barrage. All lovely places and dog friendly.

Reviewed by Donna 1st July 2022

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