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Cowslip Cottage

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7 Nights  

  • £290  to  £520

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£290 Sun, 23 Jan 2022
3 nights - Walk from the door onto the North York Moors National, village pub, Whitby nearby

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    With Owner

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    1 Dog

  • Access


  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot

About Cowslip Cottage

Cowslip Cottage is a charming self-catering cottage in Levisham, one of the prettiest villages in the North York Moors National Park. Just a two-minute walk from the Horseshoe Inn, a favourite pub for locals and visitors, it sleeps three people in two bedrooms and is popular with couples and small families.

Levisham is the ideal base for exploring as there are many lovely walks, bridleways and cycle routes from the cottage front door. The Hole of Horcrum is less than a mile’s walk from the village and is an absolute must-see if you get the opportunity. At 400 feet deep and half a mile wide, it is arguably the most impressive natural feature in the area, which is certainly an achievement given the dramatic landscape of the North York Moors National Park. The ditches and hills which dot Levisham Moor are evidence of Bronze Age settlements, while the trek to the romantic ruins of Skelton Tower will reward your efforts with incredible views.

The market town of Pickering is six miles from Cowslip Cottage. It has a thriving community with good amenities, independent shops and cafes, pubs, bars and restaurants. Visit Pickering Castle or the Beck Isle Museum with an excellent range of displays and exhibits. Put your feet up and take a ride on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway with steam trains that journey through the spectacular countryside made famous worldwide by the television show “Heartbeat”. You can even take a day to wander through magnificent Castle Howard estate which has been used as a backdrop for “Brideshead Revisited”, “Victoria” and “Death Comes to Pemberley”; or spend the day by the sea at Whitby (sixteen miles away) and explore the coast peppered with pretty fishing villages like Robin Hood's Bay.

Dalby Forest is only three miles from Cowslip Cottage, offering a variety of cycling trails for all abilities, and an exciting 17-mile off-road route that starts by the Hole of Horcrum carpark and goes through Cropton Forest. Swap your saddle for the equine variety and explore on horseback, or tour the national park on sweeping roads with staggering views and pretty villages - whatever you decide you will make holiday memories to cherish forever.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Michael & Heather Holt joined Independent Cottages in February 2018


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Amenities / Facilities

  • Off-Road Parking
  • Cot
  • Pub Nearby
  • Games Room
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • DVD Player
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Bath
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • Stables/ Livery Onsite
  • WiFi
  • Farm Stay
  • Family Activity

Location (The North York Moors)

Accommodation Comprises:

Cowslip Cottage is one of two charming self-catering properties owned and managed by the owners of Rectory Farm Bed and Breakfast. The cottage sleeps three people in two rooms. Depending on availability, it can be booked together with Primrose Cottage and the B&B accommodation to cater for larger parties such as a special family occasion.

The owners take special care to ensure their guests feel welcome, providing freshly baked bread and fresh eggs when available.


  • The spacious sitting room features exposed beams, and the owners have made a stylish feature out of some of the original stone walls. There is a flat screen television with Freeview channels and two comfortable sofas where you can relax after a fun-filled day.
  • The kitchen/diner has a fridge/freezer, oven with stove, slow cooker and microwave, and table and chairs for four.


  • The master bedroom has a double bed, bedside tables and reading lights and lovely views. Hot water bottles and electric blankets are provided during the colder months to ensure guests always get a good night's sleep.
  • The second bedroom has a full-sized single bed, with the possibility of a cot or extra child's bed if required.
  • The family bathroom has a bath with electric shower above, WC, handbasin and underfloor heating.

Outside: Cowslip Cottage has shared use of a large flat lawn area, and there is a sunny courtyard with places to sit and eat. A sandpit and table tennis are fun activities for children. There is a place to wash and store mountain bikes, and a drying room for wet weather gear. There is off road parking for two cars. The owners keep free-range chickens and ponies, and there are lambs to see in the spring.

Additional Information: The cottage has WiFi and central heating. £15 electricity included in the price. Tesco, Sainsburys and Morrisons delivers to Cowslip Cottage and you can arrange an online delivery for when you arrive. Short breaks are possible, depending on availability. No smoking.

Cowslip Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 3 in 2 bedrooms (1 Double & 1 Single)
1 dog welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Prices for 7 nights:
From £290
To £520
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
Cheque, 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)1751 460304 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

Michael & Heather Holt
Member Since February 2018

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All prices quoted include full heating

Last Minute Offers

Sun, 23 Jan 2022 for 3 nights, £290
Walk from the door onto the North York Moors National, village pub, Whitby nearby
Wed, 26 Jan 2022 for 2 nights, £220
Beautiful walks from the door on the North York. Moors national Park, village pub, Coast, Whitby nearby
Fri, 28 Jan 2022 for 3 nights, £300
Beautiful walks from our dooor on the North York. Moors National Park, village pub, Coast Whtby nearby
Fri, 4 Feb 2022 for 2 nights, £220
3 nights £300, beautiful walks from the door on the North Yorkshire Moors, village pub, Coast, Whtby nearby
Fri, 4 Mar 2022 for 3 nights, £300
Spring Breaks, beautiful walks from the door on the North York. Moors National Park, Coast Whitby nearby 2 nights £230
Mon, 7 Mar 2022 for 3 nights, £300
March Spring Breaks 2 nights £220
Fri, 1 Apr 2022 for 7 nights, £450
Beautiful walks from the door on the North York. Moors National Park, Village Pub , coast, Whitby nearby.
Fri, 8 Apr 2022 for 7 nights, £485
Beautiful walks from the door on to the North York. Moors National Park, village pub, coast. Whitby nearby

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Cowslip Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 11th January 2022
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