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The Old Chauffeurs Cottage

  • Howkeld House
  • Starfitts Lane
  • Kirkbymoorside
  • North Yorkshire
  • YO62 7HF


  • Adults Only
  • Countryside Views
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Equestrian Facilities
  • Historic Romantic
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Parking
  • Patio
  • Pet Friendly
  • Rural Location
  • Self Catering
  • TV
  • Weekend Breaks
  • WiFi


At a Glance

  • 2 bedrooms, 1 bath/ shower room
  • Any changeover day
  • Extras such as champagne/ flowers on request

About this Holiday Cottage

Welcome to The Old Chauffeurs Cottage in Howkeld, a delightful early 1900's stone built property which has been newly refurbished to offer superb accommodation for adults visiting the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Close to the A170 between Helmsley and Pickering, this detached property boasts superb views over the surrounding countryside and provides an excellent base for walkers, equestrians or romantic weekends away.

The minimum stay for each holiday property is two nights. Discounts are usually available for stays of four nights or longer.

We prefer bank transfer because it is free, however we also accept Debit & Credit Cards at a fee of 2%.


The light and spacious lounge has attractive floor to ceiling windows overlooking the garden, two Italian leather large sofas, a round glass table, large flat screen TV and a DVD player. The attractive dining kitchen has everything you may need for a relaxing and enjoyable break such as a dishwasher, Miele washing machine, tumble dryer, ceramic hob, fan oven and a good size dining table.

Bedrooms / Bathrooms

The two first floor double bedrooms each have very comfortable king sized beds which share use of a luxury bathroom with hand basin, full size bath, WC and separate shower. The ground floor has an additional cloakroom. 


There is a lovely outdoor seating area at the cottage where guests can relax and enjoy the wonderful country views. Off road parking is provided. 

Other Things to Note

The rental price includes bed linen, towels, gas central heating, a welcome pack and we can supply a bottle of Champagne/ Prosecco, chocolates and flowers for special occasions by arrangement.

Horses and pets are welcome.


Short breaks of two nights or more may be available. The cottage caters for adults only.

Dogs are charged at £10 each per stay.


August 2017

We have just had a 3 night break in this apartment, it had everything we needed, very spacious, very clean, really comfortable bed. Really good location 10 minute walk into the centre,5 minutes from the beach. Owners really helpful, would definitely recommend and return here again 10/10.

June 2017

Just had a lovely weeks holiday in this cottage with our Labrador dog. The cottage was clean, well equipped with good facilities, plenty of room with very comfortable king size beds. The location was ideal with walking right from the front door, any problems or questions, Tara and Rens were on the spot to help. We went on the steam train from Pickering to Whitby (dogs allowed), visited the picturesque village of Helmsley, to name but a few. Very dog friendly area for pubs, cafes, attractions and we enjoyed a lovely pub nearby in Appleton le moors for many super meals. We would definitely recommend this property for a holiday in the Yorkshire moors.

Andy and Beverley April 2017

"The Old Chauffeurs Cottage was outstanding and was the highlight of the week. The cottage fulfilled our needs throughout our stay, whilst at the same time provided a very contemporary functionality, balanced within a rural, characteristic and architectural design setting of a traditional farmhouse cottage.

 The ambience, furniture, fittings, amenities and, above all, the cleanliness of the cottage made our stay more comfortable and therefore pleasurable, warm, welcoming and charming. 

 From all of the cottages we have visited recently, from the Yorkshire Dales to the Lake District, The Old Chauffeurs Cottage has been the  cottage that we enjoyed the most and therefore promised ourselves a definite return visit! 

We observed, and appreciated, the obvious hard work and sacrifice you have made to make the cottage attractive and inviting at first sight.  We  would like to congratulate you on a splendid  asset set in a peaceful and beautiful location.

We will be definitely be in touch in order to reward ourselves with a return visit to The Old Chauffeurs Cottage, obviously at your discretion. Thank you and good luck!"

Andy and Lynn Talliss - April 2017

"Thank you both for a wonderfully presented holiday cottage and excellent hospitality. Access to the local region was very easy and we thoroughly enjoyed the break. The accommodation was second to none and contained all that is required for a perfect getaway. It was great to be comfortable and stay in a homely atmosphere, to be the first guests officially welcomed was even better. We will return. Best wishes Andy, Lin and 'Alfie'"


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