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“Beautiful peaceful cottage, lovely location.”
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Shepherds Rest
Shepherds Rest viewed from pond
Lounge
Lounge with log burner
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Open plan Kitchen/Diner
Kitchen
Dining area
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
1st floor bedroom
1st floor bathroom
1st floor bedroom veranda
View of gardens and pond from veranda
The gardens at Shepherds Rest
Kerry Hill sheep at Shepherds Rest
Shepherds Rest's hens
Mountain biking from Shepherds Rest
Rosedale Show
Roseberry Topping (the mini Matterhorn)
View of Captain Cooks Monument
Yorkshire Moors in full bloom
The village in winter
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, England

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grimnod1
Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Beautiful peaceful cottage, lovely location.”
Reviewed June 16, 2018 for a stay in May 2018

Beautiful cottage in a lovely peaceful location. Ideally located for access the Great Ayton and Stokesley. Very lovely barn conversion that is well equipped and spotlessly clean.Would definitely stay again and recommend highly.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 18, 2018
Hi Sue
Thank you so much for your great review.
We hope you can visit again sometime.
Kind regards
John and Amanda
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Pendock
Worcestershire
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Continues to delight”
Reviewed June 3, 2018 for a stay in June 2018

This was our third stay at Shepherds Rest, over a period of 7 years and we are still convinced that there can be few better self catering establishments in the United Kingdom. John and Amanda clearly thought their renovation out very carefully and used only the best materials thus ensuring that the accommodation still looks pristine after several years and having had many people stay here. The surroundings are lovely, it is quiet and the local bird life is top notch.

John and Amanda could not be more kind or helpful.

We shall certainly be coming back, again.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jun 4, 2018
Dear Nigel
Thank you so much for your wonderful review. We're deighted you enjoy it so much.
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worldnotm...
Godmanchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
108 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Little piece of rural heaven ”
Reviewed October 9, 2017 for a stay in October 2017
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Tucked away in a peaceful corner of North Yorkshire/South Cleveland is the hamlet of Low Easby - and Shepherd’s Rest, the holiday home for my wife and I for 10 unforgettable October days.
It’s a wonderful barn conversion, all thick stone walls, exposed beams, pine floors. There’s a real farmhouse-chic feel to the place. Tastefully decorated and furnished. Open plan kitchen/diner/lounge with full height ceiling. Kitchen has modern fittings and appliances, and more than sufficient cutlery/crockery/utensils; double oven, gas hob, microwave, slimline dishwasher, washing machine (cleverly hidden), fridge, freezer, toaster, kettle, cafetiere, one-and-a-half bowl sink etc etc.
2 double bedrooms both with huge double beds (apparently can be prepared as singles if needs be). More than sufficient storage. Upper bedroom (on the mezzanine) has a balcony and outdoor steps down to garden and pond. Bathroom adjacent, with walk-in shower. Lower bedroom (which we stayed in) has views out onto the lawns. Separate bathroom with large walk-in shower and corner bath.
Lounge has a large log burner, which we enjoyed on many evenings curled up on the comfy settees, even if we didn’t really need it, as the cottage is always kept warm with some ingenious eco-heating system.
There’s a TV and DVD player , with a couple of dozen dvds in the bookcase.
(Note: If WiFi Internet access is vital to your stay check first with the owners)
Outside on the lawns you may bump into some chattering guinea fowl, a cockerel or scampering squirrel.
A narrow driveway just for the use of Shepherd’s Rest runs from the Low Easby road along the bottom of the garden - with more than enough parking room for a couple of cars.
We enjoyed walks in the area, a must is the ‘gentle’ climb up to Roseberry Topping and further on to Captain Cook’s monument for great views.
Stokesley, Great Ayton and Guisborough are delightful local towns a stone’s throw away. The barista in Stokesley Costa is a fund of useful information on local walks, and he makes a mean Flat White, too. Further afield we visited Whitby, Harrogate and Bolton Abbey amongst other gems.
Though the industrial centres and conurbations of Teeside and Tyne & Wear are technically not so far away, they may as well be on another planet. Staying at Shepherd’s Rest is a perfect opportunity to experience a piece of rural heaven.

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Management Response
Oct 10, 2017
Thank you for your wonderful review. We're delighted you enjoyed your visit. Apologies for the wifi it's usually very reliable. Hope you will return sometime.
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ukrokeby
Hamilton/UK
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Paradise in Yorkshire”
Reviewed June 30, 2017 for a stay in May 2017

Where do we start well a pleasant welcome form our hosts Amanda and John. We had a very comfortable sleep. We shopped in Stokesley for groceries and just let the world drift by at the cottage. Perfect for relaxing and being peaceful. The Guinea Fowl, Lambs, Chooks and Rabbits completed the idyllic picture. Cosy and warm. Thanks for everything.

Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Jul 2, 2017
Thank you for such a great review. We hope you will visit again.
Amanda and John
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