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7 Nights See prices

  • £765  to  £875

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Short Breaks From

  • £135 p/night
    (3 night min all year)

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£750 Sat, 10 Aug 2024
6 nights - Save £150 - Additional 10% reduced occupancy discount for 2 without the use of the second bedroom.

Key Information

  • Sleeps

    4

  • Bedrooms

    2 Rooms

  • Min Nights

    3 (all year)

  • Children

    Please
    Enquire

  • WiFi

    Yes

  • Dogs

    Yes
    2 Dogs

  • Bathrooms

    1

  • Access

    Stairs

  • Log Burner

About Old Bald Peg

Old Bald Peg is a charming Victorian terraced cottage in the quiet village of Wass, situated in the south west corner of the North York Moors National Park, close to the ruins of Byland Abbey. In an area steeped in racing history, the cottage takes its name from one of the foundation mares of the Thoroughbred breed, foaled at Helmsley in the first half of the 17th Century. A peaceful and relaxing dog friendly retreat, recently refurbished to provide luxury modern comfort, yet retaining all its original charm. The cottage sleeps up to four guests in two bedrooms. Surrounded by dales, forests and moorland, the North York Moors offers something for everyone, all year round, with miles of footpaths and scenic cycling routes straight from the door. Perfect for walkers, cyclists, romantic getaways and foodies wanting a relaxing break.

The popular Stapylton Arms and the Abbey Inn at Byland,(recently opened by Tommy Banks) are both within easy walking distance, both serving delicious food. For Michelin starred excellence, the world renowned Black Swan at Oldstead is under two miles and the famous Star Inn at Harome just 15 minutes away. The nearest shop is in the village of Ampleforth, just along the road, which also has a dog friendly cafe and two more excellent pubs. The vibrant market town of Helmsley is a ten minute drive to the North, with a medieval castle and walled garden, Arts Centre, the Duncombe Park Estate with beautiful grounds and the National Birds of Prey centre, and a variety of delightful independent shops, tearooms and restaurants. It is also the starting point of the Cleveland Way walking trail. The first leg to Rievaulx Abbey, makes a lovely walk where you can stop off for a visit and picnic in the grounds. Nearby Sutton Bank and the Kilburn White Horse offer spectacular views and a range of walks and cycle trails for all abilities. Bike hire is available from the Visitor Centre if needed, as well as pony trekking at nearby Boltby and golf and sports centre at Ampleforth.

The North Yorkshire Heritage Coast is an hour away and well worth exploring. Drive or cycle across the wild and beautiful moors or take the leisurely North Yorkshire Steam Railway to Whitby, stopping off at Goathland station, made famous by Harry Potter and Heartbeat. Enjoy long coastal walks, lovely beaches and the pretty villages of Staithes, Runswick Bay and Robin Hood’s Bay, not to mention, the best fish and chips ever.

Wass is also close to the Howardian Hills AONB, with the majestic Castle Howard just 25 minutes from the cottage for a great day out and the market town of Malton, the food capital of the county, with its monthly artisan food market and Annual Food Festival. The historic city of York is only half an hour away with a vast array of sightseeing, shopping and dining opportunities. To the west, the Yorkshire Dales are less than an hour away as well as Harrogate and Ripon.

At the end of the day, whatever adventures you’ve had, Old Bald Peg offers warm Yorkshire hospitality and a cosy base to return to. Ideally suited to adults, we also welcome families with children over 12 years of age and up to two well behaved dogs by prior arrangement. 

Contact the owner

Owner details:

Angela Eadington joined Independent Cottages in November 2021


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Amenities / Facilities

  • Log Burner
  • Off-Road Parking
  • Bluetooth
  • Accessible by Public Transport
  • Pub Nearby
  • Bike Storage
  • Golf Nearby
  • Kingsize +
  • Garden/ Outside Area
  • Enclosed Garden
  • Smart TV
  • Washing Machine
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Microwave
  • Dish washer
  • Shower
  • Horse Riding Nearby
  • WiFi

Location (The North York Moors)

Accommodation comprises:

This mellow stone terraced cottage, built in 1897 to house estate workers, has been fully modernised and recently refurbished, retaining all its original character. It offers comfortable accommodation over two floors.

Downstairs:

  • Stripped antique pine flooring, rich colours and fireplace with a log burner are stylish features of the living room, which is comfortably furnished with two large sofas, a coffee table, and a 50 inch smart TV with sound bar to relax on cosy nights in. 
  • Spacious country kitchen with a stone flagged floor, a cosy Aga range, plus an electric oven and hob, retro fridge, dishwasher, microwave, Nespresso machine, double Belfast sink and granite worktops. The kitchen is well equipped with everything you might need for a self catering feast. (Wass Farm Shop is only a mile away, selling fresh eggs and seasonal vegetables, locally reared meat, wild venison and game and delicious charcuterie, plus local ice cream and apple juice). Sit around the antique table on the old church pew and farmhouse chairs, which comfortably seats four and plan your trips on the North York Moors wall map. We provide a welcome basket with freshly baked bread, butter, milk, eggs, and homemade jam to get you started and some local goodies. Tea, coffee, sugar, breakfast cereal, salt and pepper and cooking oil are also provided.
  • After a day exploring, relax with a glass of wine or a locally brewed beer on the sofa in the peaceful garden room overlooking the courtyard.
  • Convenient utility room in the courtyard with laundry facilities, freezer and pulley drier for drying wet outdoor gear and boots etc.

Upstairs:

  • Large master bedroom with calming colours, two windows to the front, an original decorative fireplace, fabulous super-king (6ft wide) bed, big antique Dutch wardrobe and chests of drawers, blanket box, and a smart TV.
  • Second smaller bedroom with two single beds that can be joined into a super king size bed on request, delightful views up the vale towards Ampleforth, wardrobe and chest of drawers. The beds are dressed with top quality, 300 thread count, 100% white cotton bed linen with  a choice of pillows and extra blankets if required. Hairdryers in both bedrooms.
  • Modern newly fitted shower room with tiled floor, underfloor heating and heated towel rail. A large luxury walk in Grohe shower with rainfall head and separate hand held attachment, WC and handbasin with vanity unit. Hotel quality hand towels, bath sheets and bathrobes are provided, as are complementary toiletries and slippers.

Outside: Relax on light summer evenings or start sunny mornings with a pot of tea or fresh coffee, in the scent filled private courtyard where there is an outdoor table and chairs. A barbecue is available on request. The cottage has a separate open fronted garage for guests use and a lockable shed for bike storage.

Additional information: All utilities, central heating, a starter basket of wood for the log burner, free WiFi, all bed linen, kitchen linen and bath towels are included. Up to two well behaved dogs are welcome by prior arrangement and a small surcharge per stay. Families with children over 12 years of age are welcome, but the cottage is not suitable for younger children or infants. Smoking and parties are not permitted. There is a reduced occupancy discount for up to 2 guests, without the use of the second bedroom for all stays.

Old Bald Peg Tariff & Supplementary Information

Season Weekly Rate Short Breaks

Wed, 31st Jan 2024 - Thu, 30th May 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £450 | 4 nights: £600

7 Nights
£850

3 Nights
£450


Fri, 31st May 2024 - Thu, 25th Jul 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £450 | 4 nights: £600
Additional Notes: 10% under occupancy discount for 2 people sharing one bedroom, without the use of the second bedroom. 2 well behaved dogs allowed by prior arrangement only @ £25 per stay.

7 Nights
£875

3 Nights
£450


Fri, 26th Jul 2024 - Thu, 29th Aug 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 7
Additional Notes: 10% under occupancy discount for 2 people sharing one bedroom, without the use of the second bedroom. Up to 2 well behaved dogs allowed by prior arrangement only @ £25 per stay.

7 Nights
£875

Short breaks
not available


Fri, 30th Aug 2024 - Fri, 20th Dec 2024
Changeover: Friday, Min Nights: 3
Short break prices:
3 nights: £450
Additional Notes: 10% under occupancy discount for 2 people sharing one bedroom, without the use of the second bedroom. Up to 2 well behaved dogs welcome by prior arrangement only, @ £25 per stay.

7 Nights
£850

3 Nights
£450


Sat, 21st Dec 2024 - Thu, 2nd Jan 2025
Changeover: Any Day, Min Nights: 5
Short break prices:
5 nights: £825 | 6 nights: £990
Under Occupancy Discount:
Up to 2 Guests 10.00% 7 Nights £1039.50
Additional Notes: No arrivals or departures on 24th, 25th, 26th and 31st December 2024 and 1st January 2025. 10% under occupancy discount for 2 people sharing one bedroom, without the use of the second bedroom. Up to 2 well behaved dogs welcome by prior arrangement only, @ £25 per stay.

7 Nights
£1,155

5 Nights
£825

Bedroom Configuration:
Sleeps 4 in 2 bedrooms (1 Superking, 1 Twin/Superking)
Children:
Enquire with owner
Dogs/Pets:
2 dogs welcome
Accessibility:
Unlikely to be suitable for wheelchair users. Please discuss any specific accessibility requirements with the owner
Smoking:
No smoking
Preferred Arrival Day:
Friday
Payment Options:
Bank Transfer
Booking Conditions:
Please refer to the owner for accessibility requirements, booking terms / conditions and cancellation policy.
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Owner Area

Angela Eadington
Member Since November 2021

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Old Bald Peg Noticeboard

 Reduced occupancy discount for up to 2 guests without use of second bedroom on all stays, all year round.   Come and enjoy the spectacular dark night skies in North Yorkshire. There is a dedicated dark skies centre at the North York Moors Sutton Bank visitors centre with various activities scheduled and the Dark Skies Festival in March. Saturday arrivals available : 25th May (6 nights), 27th July (7 nights), 10th August (6nights).

Last Minute Offers

Sat, 10 Aug 2024 for 6 nights, £750
Save £150. Additional 10% reduced occupancy discount for 2 without the use of the second bedroom.

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Old Bald Peg 18 Month Availability Calendar

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* Calendar last updated: 17th May 2024
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