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7 Nights See prices

  • £850  to  £1200

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Short Breaks From

  • £175 p/night
    3 night min. (off peak only)

Key Information

  • Sleeps


  • Bedrooms

    3 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    7 (peak)
    3 (off peak)

  • Children


  • WiFi


  • Dogs

    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms


  • Access


  • Log Burner

About Melrose Cottage

Melrose Cottage is a charming village property in Wass in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, within walking distance of the 17th-Century Stapylton Arms pub. The beautifully refurbished three-bedroom cottage sleeps up to six guests and is ideal for families and friends, and because well-behaved pets are welcome, the whole family can enjoy a holiday together.

Wass is a peaceful village that is within a few miles of Thirsk and Helmsley. The surrounding countryside is a paradise for walkers and cyclists, with rolling hills and beautiful views stretching as far as the eye can see. Nearby, the majestic ruins of Byland Abbey make the ideal spot to enjoy a relaxed picnic and those who appreciate old buildings will enjoy a visit to Rievaulx Abbey, Helmsley Castle and the Roman site at Aldborough. The ancient city of York is a fascinating mix of old and new and easily driveable in under an hour for a fun-filled day of shopping and sightseeing.

The North York Moors is a landscape everyone should experience at least once in their lifetime. It is vast and wild, with enormous views that linger in memory long after a holiday is over. Melrose Cottage is in the south-west of the national park on the border with the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and close to Sutton Bank and its famous White Horse. There are miles of designated footpaths, cycling routes and mountain bike trails that make it easy to reach views that are inaccessible in a car. In addition to moorland and countryside, Scarborough and the Yorkshire coast is just over an hour's drive from the cottage, opening up a different type of view altogether.

Yorkshire's food is as good as any you will enjoy in the UK, with an excellent pub in the village and top rated inn a walk away at Byland Abbey all serving delicious menus using local ingredients.and no shortage of local cafes for coffee and a slice of cake ! The kitchen at Melrose Cottage is well-equipped for self-catering with produce available at local shops, delis and farmers' markets, including the Helmsley Artisan Food Market held on the last Friday of the month.

Melrose Cottage is a comfortable home-away-from-home in every season, with a large garden and patio for warm months and a woodburning stove in the sitting room for cosy winter nights in.

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Anne Hunter joined Independent Cottages in September 2019

Enquire online / Phone:

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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Cot
  • Highchair
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • DVD Player
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi
  • Eco / Green

Location (The North York Moors)

Accommodation Comprises:

Melrose Cottage is a period property originally owned by the local estate for the school mistress to live in.It has been sympathetically updated to retain original character while being comfortable for modern guests. Accommodation is over two levels.


  • Light and spacious living room with multi-aspect windows that look onto the garden and the surrounding countryside. Plump sofas are positioned close to the log burner, and there is a choice of books and games as well as a TV with a DVD player. A door leads onto the patio.
  • Dining room in a later extension to the house. A glass ceiling looks out onto the trees and sky, with the original exterior stone wall making a lovely feature.
  • Country kitchen/breakfast room with oak cabinets, terracotta tiles and a butler's sink creating a stylish contrast with contemporary appliances. Dual aspect windows frame garden views and let in lots of natural light.
  • Separate utility room with a washing machine and space to dry outdoor coats and boots.
  • Cloakroom with a WC and handbasin.

First Floor:

  • Stairs lead from the ground floor to a large landing and hallway.
  • Master bedroom with a double bed and a tall wardrobe. The ensuite has a shower, WC and handbasin.
  • Second bedroom with a double bed and proper storage.
  • Twin bedroom with two single beds, a chest of drawers, a wardrobe and a decorative fireplace.
  • Family bathroom with a shower, WC and handbasin.

Outside: A large garden has a flat area of lawn that is ideal for games, as well as a paved patio with garden furniture and a barbecue. There is parking for several cars next to the house.

Additional Information: Up to two well-behaved dogs are welcome through prior arrangement and at a cost of £25. All utilities, WiFi, fuel for the log burner, bed linen and towels are provided. Short breaks are possible out of the main summer seasonal ,depending on availability. Smoking is not permitted. Preferred arrival day is Friday,Saturday or Monday.

Melrose Cottage Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Fri, 31st May 2024 - Thu, 25th Jul 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 26th Jul 2024 - Thu, 29th Aug 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 30th Aug 2024 - Thu, 3rd Oct 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: 10% discount for only 2 people

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 4th Oct 2024 - Thu, 24th Oct 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Additional Notes: 10% discount for only 2 people staying

7 Nights

Min. 3 nights:
Enquire with Owner

Fri, 25th Oct 2024 - Thu, 31st Oct 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Fri, 1st Nov 2024 - Thu, 19th Dec 2024
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £525 | 4 nights: £650
Additional Notes: 10% discount for only 2 people staying

7 Nights

3 Nights

Fri, 20th Dec 2024 - Thu, 2nd Jan 2025
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7

7 Nights

Short breaks
not available

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 6 in 3 bedrooms (2 Doubles, 1 Twin)
2 dogs welcome
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Payment Options:
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)7521 697303 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

Anne Hunter
Member Since September 2019

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Melrose Cottage Noticeboard

Under occupancy discount for 2 people, without the use of a second bedroom. No short breaks in high season

Last Minute Offers

No current last minute offers

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Melrose Cottage 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 20th July 2024
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