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“Couch Cottage” 2 of 5 stars
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Valley View Farm Cottages
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Old Byland, Helmsley YO62 5LG, England   |  
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“Couch Cottage”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

My friend and I spent 5 nights earlier this month in Couch Cottage.
We arrived late about 6 pm and the owner wasn't present, but a young man showed us to the cottage.
As soon as the door was opened you could smell a damp and musty smell. The internal bathroom was terribly smelly and the toilet only flushed occasionally. The shower could only be used on a low pressure as it flooded the bathroom.
The two lounge chairs were lumpy and very uncomfortable.
The washing machine/dryer was only used once, but it did not dry our clothes.
I have stayed in similar accommodation, both in England, France and Italy and not once have I encountered such terrible accommodation.
If we had not paid before arriving, we would have left.

Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Excellent Holiday cottage. Warm, spacious, has all the requirements you need to either snuggle down in a blizzard or venture out into the beautiful countryside. Lovely kitchen, one that cooks who like to experiment can enjoy and make the most of local food. Beds very comfortable, all ensuite & downstairs bedroom/shower room perfect for my elderly parents. Our dogs were made most welcome, with no quibbles about size or hidden extra costs, and they enjoyed themselves too. Plenty of walks direct from cottage, but you have some of the best of Yorkshire within a half hour drive. Check out VV Farm website for full details of where to go and what to see, but NY Moors railway, Whitby and Rievaulx Abbey all a must see.
We have stayed four times, all in depths of Winter (and we are talking serious snow here), but had fun as in 4x4s.
This cottage has an extra to be found no where else! Ladies, this is the home of Ample Bosom, a fantastic place to purchase some fabulous underwear. This is farm diversity at its very best. You can try on what you want, while you stay.
Finally, this is a seriously welcoming stay, with a lovely Yorkshire Tea on arrival, all the comforts you might need, and the loveliest of hard working people on hand to help if required.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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England, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

Our party stayed in the Holt and Drey Cottages, both double up for 10 people. Both cottages are well equipped and have everything you could possibly need. Both are very warm and cosy and very much home from home. Our 4th year and certainly won't be our last. The surrounding area is breathtaking and ideal base for touring the North York Moors. The cottages are situated on a working farm and the little village of Old Byland is superb.

Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

17 of us, as one family, had a great long weekend here in October and found the cottages fully equiped with everything we needed. The views are stunning and the rooms all very clean and comfortable. Very well heated for the dullest of days, lovely comfortable beds and thick duvets. We were near enough to all the sights and York proved to be a good day out for some whilst others liked Scarborough and we liked Eden Camp WW2 museum. We all had lunch at The Feathers in Helmsley - carvery- excellent for our group aged from 7 to 87.
Definately recommended.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Valley View Farm Cottages

Address: Old Byland, Helmsley YO62 5LG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Helmsley
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Helmsley
Number of rooms: 7
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Valley View Farm Cottages Helmsley, England

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