Great Ayton Lodge ref: UK31563

Great Ayton, North York Moors

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  • Dishwasher 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Pub within 1 mile 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Pets – not allowed 
  • Open Plan 


This is an excellent base for exploring the stunning scenery of the nearby area, and ideal for keen ramblers and cyclists. This mid-terraced property is located in a peaceful residential area just a short stroll away from many local amenities in Great Ayton village including pubs, restaurants and shops. Great Ayton Lodge is sure to delight, with its bright, welcoming and modern open plan living area, brimming with character. Indulge in a lovingly made home cooked meal together or treat yourself to a local take away and relax in front of the flickering flames of the multi-fuel burner. Glass folding doors open the whole room onto the garden, which backs onto a field with woodland beyond, and the added Velux windows ensure you are bathed in light and connecting with the outdoors. The garden has an inviting seating area, perfect for enjoying a glass or two of wine in the sun. There is a separate snug with a TV and a cosy sofa to unwind on as you catch up your favourite shows after a day of exploring. Upstairs are two bedrooms: zip and link twin beds in the master bedroom (which can be made up as a kingsize bed, perfect for couples), and a single bedroom with a pull-out trundle bed, making this property adaptable for families, friends and couples. The bathroom is spacious and has a shower over the bath, there is also a second separate toilet on the ground floor.
Great Ayton was the boyhood home of the voyager Captain Cook, who navigated across thousands of miles of unmapped waters to become the first European to discover Australia, Hawaii and New Zealand. You can visit the Captain Cook Schoolroom Museum nearby as well as the Captain Cook Memorial Garden or his monument perched high up on the moors. There is a wonderful circular route from the monument to Roseberry Topping which is very popular with walkers due to its breathtaking views from its peak.
Just 10 minutes away you is Guisborough, with a woodland walking trail as well as the Guisborough Priory. The abbey ruins are hauntingly beautiful with huge stone arches framing the valleys and sky beyond. In spring and summer the grounds are bursting with flowers, from bright daffodils to wild garlic. Less than a 30-minute drive away is the coast, where you have Saltburn, a surfers’ paradise, with a Victorian pier and cliff lift as well as a golden stretch of sand and shingle. The North Yorks Moors National Park is over 500 square miles of hills and dales, with ancient forest and woodlands, waterfalls and expanses of heather as far as the eye can see. This is a haven for wildlife, and a delight to explore. Many of the walking trails feature pubs, where you can rest and enjoy a hearty meal whilst mingling with friendly locals who are sure to recommend some of their favourite beauty spots. Beach 11 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant ¼ mile.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

3 steps to entrance.
Open plan living space: With folding doors to garden.
Living area.
Dining area.
Kitchen area: With multi-fuel burner, electric oven, electric hob, fridge/freezer and dishwasher.
Snug: With 30" Freeview TV.
Utility room: With washer/dryer.
Separate toilet.
Narrow stairs to...

First floor

Bedroom 1: With zip and link twin beds (can be super kingsize on request).
Bedroom 2: With single bed and pull-out single bed.
Bathroom: With shower over bath, toilet and heated towel rail.

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Gas central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels, Wi-Fi and fuel for multi-fuel burner included. Welcome pack.


Garden with garden furniture. On road parking. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
    Great Ayton
  • Shops
    0.3 miles
  • Distance
  • Restaurant
    0.2 miles
  • Nearest railway station
    Great Ayton
  • Pub
    0.2 miles
  • Railway station distance
    1.3 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

To the north of York lies the North York Moors, a national park and one of the largest expanses of heather moorland in the UK. The area is bordered by the awe-inspiring North Sea coast cliffs and the Cleveland and Hambleton Hills.

Wild and windswept, the landscape of the North York Moors is breathtaking. Visitors will find miles of purple heather moorland, dense pine forests, hills and coastline. The space and solitude of the moors and its hidden valleys contrasts with the busy villages and towns found dotted in and around the area. They provide excellent opportunities to stop for a drink, a meal or for a taste of culture and tradition, from ancient castles to modern day attractions.

Many visit for the outdoor pursuits on offer. There are thousands of kilometres of paths and tracks to follow on the moors, from short strolls to days-long treks. For serious walkers, hikers and cyclists, the North York Moors are crossed by a number of long distance footpaths, including the Cleveland Way and the famed Coast to Coast walk. For a more leisurely but no less stunning experience, travel the 18 mile journey on the steam railway from Grosmont to Pickering, right through the Moors.

Visit popular destinations in and around the national park. Rievaulx Abbey and its landscape gardens are beautiful, while Helmsley and Pickering are both renowned for their ancient castles. For family-friendly options, try the grounds of Castle Howard or the Ryedale Miniature Railway, as well as the coastline dotted with rock pools and gentle waves.

Things to do nearby

Wolds Way Lavender

A family run attraction with lots to see and do. Lavender fields, nature walks, tea room and giftshop selling unique gifts.

North Yorkshire Moors Railway

One of the country's most popular steam railways, covering 18 miles between the market town of Pickering and the village of Grosmont, travelling through the heart of the North York Moors National Park.


Pickering is a tranquil market town situated in the centre of the Vale of Pickering, the official gateway to the North York Moors National Park.

Castle Howard

An historic 18th century house with extensive collections, sweeping park lands and famous gardens. Outdoor tours, events, exhibitions and guides. Adventure playground, plant centre, farm shop and gift shop.

Sledmere House

Home to Sir Tatton Sykes, there has been a manor house at Sledmere since medieval times. The present house was begun in 1751 and extended in the 1790s. Visitors will find beautiful interiors and peaceful walled gardens.

The National Railway Museum

Home to the 'Flying Scotsman', visitors will discover the story of the train with three large galleries to explore and the only Bullet Train outside Japan.

Dalby, Great Yorkshire Forest
Dalby, Great Yorkshire Forest

8,000 acres of forest to explore and enjoy. The nine mile drive gives visitors access to play areas, BBQ places, waymarked trails and cycle routes. Plenty of wildlife. Visitor Centre (wheelchair friendly). Refreshments and cycle hire.

York Minster

York Minster is the largest medieval Gothic Church north of the Alps. It is a prime example spanning from Roman remains in the foundations through its time as a Norman Church and of course the 250 year period it took to complete.

Yorkshire Lavender

Double award winning visitor attraction, farm and gardens. Specialist lavender, herb and perennial nursey, gift shop, restaurant, lavendar maze , sculpture and deer park all set within the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Nunnington Hall

The sheltered walled garden, with spring flowering organic meadows, orchards and peacocks, complements this beautiful Yorkshire house nestling on the quiet banks of the River Rye. Explore period rooms while hearing about the Hall's past.

Jorvik Viking Centre

The world famous Jorvik Viking Centre is a `must-see' for visitors to the city of York and is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK outside London. Everything in the Jorvik Viking Centre is based on the evidence unearthed at the site.

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