The Old Windmill

Kirkbymoorside, North York Moors

  • 3 Star
  • A truly unique property to have a very memorable holiday in the heart of North Yorkshire and close to the bustling market town of Helmsley

You can book this property from:

  • £526 per week
  • £75 per night
  • 3 Star


Beds & bedrooms

  • 2 single beds


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • Private parking
  • Secure bicycle storage

How far to...?

  • Beach 26 miles
  • Pub 0.2 miles
  • Shop 0.2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Smart TV
  • Countryside views

Nearby activities

  • Walking
  • Cycling
  • Golf

Important - please note

House Rules

  • Check in: 4:00pm
  • Check out: 9am

  To give our cleaners enough time to complete the additional cleaning and sanitising that is currently needed to keep our guests safe, check-in and check-out times at the majority of our properties have been temporarily revised. The revised times for this property are reflected above.

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Property Name: The Old Windmill
Property Location: West End, Kirkbymoorside. YO62 6AD
Description: 5 Storey Victorian Windmill

Pre-arrival and local facilities
The nearest bus stop is: Outside Moorside Antiques, Market Place. Kirkbymoorside
The nearest train station is: Malton
The nearest petrol station is: Jet petrol station, Kirkdale Road, Kirkbymoorside (A170)
The nearest electric vehicle charging point is: Feversham Arms Hotel, 1-8 High Street Helmsley YO62 5AG
The nearest food shop is: local shops in Kirkbymoorside
The nearest pub/restaurant: various in Kirkbymoorside
Mobility equipment hire is: 101 Mobility, 1730 McPherson Court, 31-32, Pickering

Arrival and car parking
Type of parking available: on road or on driveway for small car
WARNING: Entrance is under archway it is very narrow owners accept no responsibility for damage to car due to narrow entry.
Number of spaces available: 2
For what sized car: small
Parking surface is: tarmac
Is the parking level: yes
Is there good space to unload once parked? yes
Distance to property from parking: few metres
Distance to nearest public parking area: on road parking unrestricted
Is it pay and display? N/A
The width of the path to the property is: 212cm wide driveway – absolute max
How many steps are there en-route to the entrance? one

Main entrance
The main entrance door width is: 33”
Number of steps to the main entrance: one
The height of the key safe is: 63”
The height of the keyhole is: 38”
How many other entrances to the property are there? Front and backdoor
Is the entrance well lit? yes

Living and dining rooms
The flooring is: carpet
Are there are any rugs? no
The door widths within these areas are? 30”
Is there good space between furniture? yes
Is the furniture moveable or fixed? moveable
Is the floor level and step free? yes
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? low

The flooring is: lino
Is the floor level and step free? yes
The width of the doorways is: 24”
What height is the worktop to the floor? 36”
Is the oven set high or low? low
The fridge height is: 0-34”
The freezer height is: (Ice box in fridge)
Is crockery stored high or low: high
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? low
Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen, and if yes; what and where? Hoover under stairs, mop & bucket in cupboard in bathroom

Bedrooms and landings
How many floors does the property have? five
The number of steps between floors is: 12 per floor
The flooring is: carpet except for kitchen & bathroom which is lino
Is the flooring level in each bedroom? yes
The door widths are: main room, floor 3 – 30”, floor 4 30”, floor 5 30”
Bed sizes are: 6ft3” x 4ft, 6ft3” x 3ft, 6ft6” x 2ft7” x 2
Is the bedroom furniture moveable or fixed? moveable
Are wall plugs set high or low? low
Are electric sockets high or low? low

Bathrooms and cloakrooms
Type of flooring: lino
Is the flooring level? yes
Width of the doorways: 24”
Is there an accessible or adapted WC? no
Is there an accessible or adapted bath or shower? no
Is there a ground floor WC? no
Is there a ground floor bathroom or shower room? no
Does any bath or shower have a grab rail or handle fitted? no
Is there any shower where access is level rather than a step up? no

Outdoor facilities
External areas are: tarmac/gravel/paved
Is permanent seating provided? (2 x garden bench – not fixed)
Is there outside lighting? yes
Is there colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg edges of steps) no
Are there footpaths to follow for visually/mobility impaired?
Are there barriers to entry into any part of the garden? no
Are there any other hazards (eg ponds, water features)? no

Is there a landline telephone for guests to use? no
If yes, does it accept incoming calls only or incoming and outgoing calls? N/A
Mobile phone reception information: yes
Closest public telephone is:
Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not cloakrooms or bathrooms)? yes
Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests? no

Additional relevant information
Please add further details on any accessibility items or restrictions found at the property:
It is windmill so accessibility is not ideal


The Old Windmill is a stunning example of a historic windmill, with its circular rooms, winding staircases, and beautiful views the higher up you go this is a truly individual property and an opportunity to experience something different. It is in the traditional village of Kirkbymoorside, gateway to iconic Farndale with its renowned daffodils and  the North York Moors National Park.  There are some gift and antique shops here, independent cafés, pubs and hotels,  and two lovely delis and a bakery to ensure you have all the ingredients for some home cooked Yorkshire fare.  A short drive away up into the edge of the moors is Gillamoor with its village pub, the Royal Oak, great for food and with lovely open fires.  Walk to the edge of the village and marvel at “surprise view”, and yes, it will surprise you.  Helmsley with its shopping, Castle, Birds of Prey Centre and bustling market square is but a short drive away as is Pickering and the famous North York Moors steam railway. The gems of the Yorkshire coast are nearby including the jewel in the east coast crown the iconic Whitby, an old fishing village but now a lively seaside town, famous for fish and chips and Whitby Abbey.

The Windmill is over four floors with a ground floor living room and door out to the open patio area, a bathroom with large shower, main bedroom and two single bedrooms.  You will marvel at the ceiling in the top bedroom, a true, “room with a view”.  There is a small courtyard to sit and BBQ or simply enjoy the peace looking over neighbouring small paddocks.  If you are there in the summer marvel at the dahlias in the adjoining garden, rows and rows of prize-winning blooms and a beautiful sight. With outdoor storage for bikes, why not challenge yourself and take a tour around the moors using pedal power, follow in the footsteps of the Tour de Yorkshire, maybe not as fast but just as picturesque.

Whatever you choose to do you are spoilt for choice in this area of Yorkshire.  there is something for everyone, historic castles, Whitby Abbey, museums, superb local markets with the very best Yorkshire produce and of course restaurants and tea rooms too numerous to mention.  For a special occasion there are two Michelin starred restaurants in the area.

Note: All rooms have circular walls and beamed ceilings and the stairs are steep and winding.

Entrance hallway: On entering the front door, you will find a useful small hallway. A great place to store your muddy boots after a day’s walking on the moors, a built-in cupboard is very useful for bits and bobs.
Lounge: This room is cosy and comfortably furnished.   Two comfortable sofas and two occasional chairs are there for you to relax on whilst watching a favourite film on the Smart TV with Freeview. There is a door to the patio outside and lovely views of the neighbouring gardens.  A lovely light and airy room with a beamed ceiling, books, games and DVDs for you to enjoy and the thrill of sitting in a round room in a historic windmill.

12 Steps up to first floor:
Kitchen/dining room:  The kitchen is well equipped with a view over the rooftops of Kirkbymoorside.  It is just the place for the whole family to gather and enjoy each other’s company.  There is an electric oven with grill, ceramic hob, fridge/freezer and microwave. There is a pine table which comfortably seats 4 and for the foodies among you why not cook something special using ingredients from the two wonderful delis in the village, or bring home some fish and chips, you just have to !  On a balmy summer evening eat al fresco in the patio area.  A welcome pack will be waiting for you when you arrive.
Bathroom: A beamed ceiling lends itself to the ambiance of the building, there is a large shower with rain head, basin and toilet. A heated towel rail keeps your towels lovely and toasty.

12 Steps up to second floor:
Bedroom 1:  A relaxing room with a king sized bed,  you will also find plenty of storage with a built-in wardrobe, a mirror above a lovely decorative table , beams and pretty blinds, the pale blue of this toom is so restful and the windows afford you stunning views into the distance, the views just get better and better the higher up the windmill you go.  Full-length free-standing mirror, shelf and bedside cabinets complete the look. 

12 Steps up to the third floor:
Bedroom 2: Another pretty bedroom with a single bed, bedside shelf, hanging rails, and a full-length mirror and great views, some lovely decorative bits and pieces make this toom very individual, there is a cute painted child’s vintage table and chair, this would be a great room for a child.

12 Steps up to the fourth floor:
Bedroom 3: You are at the top of the windmill now and the views are stunning as far as the eye can see.  Watch the sun come up or sink into the distance and the colours will amaze you.  There is a definite quirkiness to this room at the top! Day bed which  folds out to a twin with full length shelf to one side, hanging rail, a vintage pine dressing table and best of all a hanging wicker seat to relax in.  Three windows mean whichever way you look you will have a view from upon high! Children would need to be supervised in this room as there is an open rail that leads to the steep staircase.  This bedroom really does have a wow factor with its original herringbone domed ceiling.  

Outdoors: A large shed gives safe, secure storage for bikes etc, and contains a BBQ and range of garden and outdoor furniture which guests are free to make use of on those balmy sunny afternoons and evenings. It is fully plumbed with an automatic washing machine and tumble drier.
Pets:  1 well behaved dog allowed
Parking: 1 Medium sized car at the side of the Windmill, the drive is shared with the adjoining property.  More parking is on road on a first come first served basis.
Heating:  The property is heated throughout with gas central heating.
Short Breaks:  Short breaks accepted
Notes: Towels are provided.  No smoking at this property, unlimited Wi-Fi available. Mobile phone signal good. Xmas decorations provided.
Shop: 200 metres  Pub: 200 metres Market Place: 200 metres  Coast: 20 miles


Wonderfully unusual property with excellent facilities and beautiful decor. Really quiet with outstanding views.

mrs M,


Area Information

This thriving market town of Kirkbymoorside approx 25 miles north of York and nestled between the market towns of Pickering and historic Helmsley.  Kirkbymoorside ('Kirby') is a friendly, proper village rather than a tourist town and is close to some great walking and cycling routes on the North York Moors.  Pickering has the famous N Y Moors steam railway, as featured in many films and TV series where you can enjoy a delightful ride through the countryside to Grosmont with the option to alight at intermediate stations and enjoy a local walk to make a full day of it.  For a day out at the seaside you have great access to Whitby and Scarborough.  For mountain biking then Dalby Forest is a great day out for all the family.