Melrose Cottage

Wass, North York Moors

  • 4 Star Gold
  • Spacious stone-built cottage with large garden and parking in picturesque location

You can book this property from:

  • £747 per week
  • £107 per night
  • 4 Star Gold


Beds & bedrooms

  • Bed linen provided
  • 2 double beds
  • 2 single beds


  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer


  • 3 WCs
  • Towels provided
  • En-suite bathroom


  • Family friendly
  • Cot
  • Travel cot
  • Highchair


  • Garden or courtyard
  • Enclosed garden or courtyard
  • Outdoor storage
  • Barbecue
  • Private parking
  • Secure bicycle storage

How far to...?

  • Pub 0.1 miles
  • Shop 2 miles

Special Features

  • WiFi
  • Open fire or woodburner
  • Welcome pack

Important - please note

House Rules

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

  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.



  • Ground floor toilet

Read the full Access Statement for this property.

Access Statement

Access Statement 

Property Name: Melrose Cottage  

Description: House 


The nearest bus stop is: Wass, 50m 

The nearest train station is: Thirsk, 8 miles 

The nearest food shop is: Ampleforth, 2 miles 

The nearest pub/restaurant is: Wass, 25m 

The nearest petrol is: Helmsley, 6 miles 

Mobility equipment hire is: Thirsk/Helmsley, 6/8 miles 

Arrival and car parking 

Type of parking available: Mixed 

For what sized cars? Standard 

Good space to unload once parked? Yes 

Number of spaces available: 1 

The parking surface is: Hard 

Distance to the property from the parking: End of the garden (30m) 

Is parking level? Yes 

Distance to nearest parking area:  

Is it pay and display? No 

The width of the path to the property is: 

How many steps are there en route to the entrance: 4 

Main entrance 

How many entrances are there to the property? 2 

The doors widths are: Standard 

Keyhole height: Standard 

How many steps are there to the entrance: 1 

Living and dining rooms 

The flooring is: Mixed 

The door widths are: Standard 

Is there good space between the furniture: Yes 

Is it movable or fixed: Movable 


The flooring is: Tiled 

The door widths are: Standard 

The worktop height is: Standard 

Is the oven set high or low? Standard 

The fridge height is: Standard 

The freezer height is: Standard 

Is crockery stored high or low? Standard 

Is any equipment stored externally or away from the main kitchen area, if so which and where: No 

Bedrooms and landings 

How many floors does the property have: 2 

The number of steps between floors is: 11 with two other landings and narrow 

The flooring is: Mixed 

The door widths are: Standard 

Bed sizes are: Bunks, 3-4ft, 4ft6? 

Is the bedroom furniture movable or fixed: Movable 

Bathrooms and cloakrooms 

The door widths are: Standard 

Is there an accessible or adapted WC?: No 

Is there an accessible or adapted bath/shower?: No 

Is there a ground floor WC?: Yes 

Is there a ground floor bath or showroom?: No 

Is there any shower where access is level rather than having to step up?: No 

The flooring is: Vinyl 

Outdoor facilities 

External areas are: Stepped and grassed 

Permanent seated is not provided 

There is outside light attached to the property  

There is no colour contrast of critical surfaces (eg white on edge of steps)  

There are no footpaths to follow for visually impaired/mobility impaired  

There are barriers to entry into any part of the garden  

There are no other hazards such as ponds, water features, steep areas  


Is there a land line for guests to use? No 

Mobile reception details: Moderate 

Can you easily access an electrical socket in all rooms without having to move furniture (not WC or baths)?: Yes 

Are electrical sockets generally set low or height: Standard 

Do you provide speciality alarms for hearing or sight impaired guests?: No 

Any other information:  

This access statement has been completed by the owner and Ingrid Flute's is not to be held responsible for the content therein. 



Melrose Cottage is a delightful stone-built cottage with a large garden with outside seating and private parking. It has been renovated and presented to a high standard, yet retaining lots of charm and character. The cottage is situated in the pretty village of Wass near Byland Abbey and is surrounded by the picturesque hilly and wooded countryside of the North York Moors National Park. Wass offers easy access to the beautiful historic market towns of Helmsley and Thirsk and there is a regular bus service to York. Sutton Bank with the famous White Horse and truly breath-taking views over The Vale Of York is just a few minute drive. Good area for walking, biking and touring to York, Moors and Coast.

Entrance:  Through the garden into a hallway.
Hallway: Stairs to the first floor.
Kitchen: Fridge, freezer, electric hob, dishwasher, electric oven and grill, microwave.
Utility Room: Washing machine, drying area.
Cloakroom: Toilet, washbasin.
Dining Room: Adjoining the kitchen. Glass roof. Dining table and chairs.
Lounge: Two leather sofas, small table and chairs, woodburning stove, door leading out to the patio.

Hallway: Gallery style landing leading to the bedroom 1 and the bathroom and a spacious hallway, with a feature brick fireplace, leading to bedroom 2 and 3.
Bedroom 1: Double bed, wardrobe.
En suite: Walk-in shower, toilet, washbasin.
Bedroom 2: Double bed, double wardrobe.
Bedroom 3: Twin beds, wardrobe, chest of drawers, built-in wardrobe, traditional feature fireplace.
Bathroom: Shower, toilet, washbasin.

Pets: Two well behaved dogs welcome. 
Parking: Private parking for up to two cars on the drive.
Garden/Patio: Large garden with patio and garden furniture. Lockable storage for bicycles.
Heating: Oil fired central heating, woodburning stove in the lounge.
Short breaks: Accepted anytime.
Notes: Towels are provided. Unlimited WiFi is available free of charge. No smoking at this property. Mobile signal is variable. Highchair and cot available. BBQ
Pub: 0.1 mile, Shop: 2 miles


We really enjoyed our stay in your lovely cottage. Very cosy & garden is great. Love this area. Stapylton Arms is great. Sunday Lunch the best ever! Thanks so much xx

Previous Customer,

Lovely stay! Great cottage & garden. Clean, tidy & loved the fire! Fantastic pub over the road. Stress free relaxing break with the family! Will definately be back! Thanks Anne xxx

Previous Customer,

Enjoyed our Christmas break in Melrose Cottage. Very clean, well equipped for children. Lovely area.

Previous Customer,

Lovely time in the cottage, lots of medieval things to visit. Everything we could need in the cottage. Thank you


Area Information


The village of Wass is located within the district of Ryedale in the North York Moors National Park. This small village is surrounded by breathtaking countryside, lying at the foot of Wass Bank with the beautiful ruins of Byland Abbey only a short walk away. The abbey was constructed in 1135 and is believed to be one of the best examples of 12th century churches in Europe, making it an ideal pitstop while you explore the area on bike or by foot. The village itself has a great sense of community with the local pub, the Wombwell Arms providing a welcome retreat at the end of a long day exploring.

There's always something happening in the area, with festivals and fairs are held throughout the year. For more information on Wass and the surrounding area and local events see our North York Moors Guide and the Festivals & Events Guide.