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7 Nights  

  • £495  to  £850

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  • £110 p/night
    Off peak
    (3 night min)
  • £175 p/night
    Peak season
    (3 night min)

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£495 Mon, 3 Jun 2024
4 nights - A great value mid week holiday in beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, just outside of Helmsley

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    3+ Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Bilsdale Cottage

Bilsdale Cottage is a pretty 18th Century former farm building now transformed into a welcoming holiday cottage that sleeps four people in two bedrooms and is perfect for families, couples and individuals who crave the peace and solitude that a holiday in the Yorkshire countryside brings. It is one of four fantastic holiday cottages at Sproxton Hall Cottages (please click through to the owners website for details on the other cottages available) on the edge of the North York Moors National Park and enjoys extensive views across the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Sproxton is a tiny community two miles south of the picturesque town of Helmsley where there is a supermarket, baker, and an award-winning butchery as well as excellent cafes, pubs and restaurants so you have flexibility about whether you want to self-cater or dine out. Nearly every business is proudly owned and run by locals, which gives the town a welcoming character that is lacking from so many generic High Streets. Be sure to visit Hunters in Market Place, officially voted as Britain's Best Small Shop.

Once you have stocked up with food and drink (and maybe the odd antique!), then it will be time to start exploring further afield. There is a myriad of footpaths around the cottage and close by which cross moors and countryside and offer some of the best views in the north of England. Bridleways and cycling routes are also plentiful, making this a favourite destination for mountain bikers and road cyclists as well.

Sproxton Hall is on a private road in a quiet location, yet conveniently close to main roads that make it easy to reach places like Thirsk, Pickering and Castle Howard. The ancient city of York is 22 miles away, while Whitby and Scarborough are not much further. Your holiday at Bilsdale Cottage can include spectacular "big sky" views, challenging walks, a quiet pint of beer brewed down the road from the local pub, walking around real castles and building your own version in the sand.

It never feels as if you are merely passing through Yorkshire, more like you are leaving an emotional reminder for yourself that you will have to return because, however long your stay, there is always more to discover and enjoy, whatever time of year you visit.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Dave Wells joined Independent Cottages in February 2019

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Electric Vehicle Charging

Location (The North York Moors)

Accommodation Comprises:

Bilsdale Cottage is a period building with original oak beams and thick stone walls.


  • Leather sofas are the perfect place to kick off your shoes and relax, either watching TV with Freeview channels or making use of the cottage's WiFi. There is also lots of information about the local area to help visitors plan their itinerary.
  • Four chairs are at the dining table, so everyone can sit and enjoy a meal together.
  • Through a stone doorway is the fitted kitchen, equipped with all the essential utensils and equipment necessary for self-catering. The kitchen also has a washing machine for guests' convenience.


  • Master bedroom with comfortable double bed, bedside tables with reading lights, and good storage. Both bedrooms overlook the garden to the surrounding countryside.
  • Twin bedroom with two single beds and a chest of drawers that also acts as a nightstand.
  • Family bathroom with a bath and overhead shower, WC and handbasin.

Outside: Guests can enjoy the sunshine in the shared garden (with own outdoors table and chairs) which is full of beautiful flowers in the spring and summer. A shared paddock and lawn are nearby with picnic benches and lots of space to play. There is ample off-street parking.

Additional Information: Bilsdale Cottage has gas central heating and WiFi. All utilities, sheets and towels are included, and the owner kindly provides a welcome back with the basics, including tea, coffee and milk. Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome with prior agreement. The cottage is available for short breaks all year round, with a minimum three-night stay. Smoking is not permitted.

Bilsdale Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double & Twin single beds)
3 or more dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £495
To £850
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, Credit / Debit Card, Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
Help combat online fraud. Speak to the owner on our officially verified number: +44(0)1439 770980 before paying by bank transfer.
Please discuss any requirements regarding your pet(s) with the property owner.
Independent Cottages recommends that you take out holiday cancellation insurance.

Owner Area

Dave Wells
Member Since February 2019

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Bilsdale Cottage Noticeboard

We typically offer 4 nights for the price of 3 for Monday arrivals.  We are a hidden gem within easy reach of York, Whitby and two National Parks. With unique views over the Howardian Hills AONB and North York Moors National Park, there are walks from the doorstep into both and into Helmsley. Guests love Helmsley’s castle, heated outdoor swimming pool (summer only) and National Centre for Birds of Prey. Helmsley is a tourist hotspot with dog friendly shops & eateries. 

Last Minute Offers

Mon, 3 Jun 2024 for 4 nights, £495
A great value mid week holiday in beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, just outside of Helmsley
Mon, 10 Jun 2024 for 4 nights, £495
A great value mid week holiday in beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, just outside of Helmsley
Fri, 14 Jun 2024 for 7 nights, £825
A great value mid week holiday in beautiful North Yorkshire countryside, just outside of Helmsley
Fri, 21 Jun 2024 for 3 nights, £495
A long weekend (longer stays also available) in beautiful North Yorkshire countryside just outside of Helmsley and the North York Mors Natiaon Park
Fri, 28 Jun 2024 for 3 nights, £495
A long weekend (additional days available) in beautiful open countryside just outside of Helmsley and the North York Moors National Park
Mon, 8 Jul 2024 for 4 nights, £495
A mid week bargain break in beautiful countryside just outside of Helmsley and the North York Moors Nationa Park (long stays also possible)
Fri, 12 Jul 2024 for 3 nights, £495
A long weekend in beautiful North Yorkshire countryside - perfect for exploring Helmsley, the North York Moors National Park, Whitby and York
Mon, 22 Jul 2024 for 7 nights, £995
Get the school summer holidays off to a great start by exploring Helmsley, York, Whitby and North Yorkshire's two National Parks

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Bilsdale Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 19th May 2024