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Folly Gill - romantic eco-escape

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Overview
1 bedroom
1 bathroom
2 guests
2 nights minimum
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Relax and unwind in this fabulous single-storey luxury cottage near Scarborough in the heart of the North York Moors National Park. Folly Gill stands out with a focus on contemporary attention to detail and luxury living. Our cottage is situated in the hamlet of Silpho, which is remarkable for its enormous sky and stunning panoramic views across the North York Moors. Yorkshire's Heritage Coast is just a stones throw away (10 minutes by car to Scarborough and 20 minutes to Whitby) and walkers have direct access to some of the most spectacular walking country that Britain has to offer, right from the cottage door. Carefully selected antique and mid-century furniture sits happily with the more contemporary design elements. This is the perfect base for a short break or holiday enjoying the...Relax and unwind in this fabulous single-storey luxury cottage near Scarborough in the heart of the North York Moors National Park. Folly Gill stands out with a focus on contemporary attention to detail and luxury living. Our cottage is situated in the hamlet of Silpho, which is remarkable for its enormous sky and stunning panoramic views across the North York Moors. Yorkshire's Heritage Coast is just a stones throw away (10 minutes by car to Scarborough and 20 minutes to Whitby) and walkers have direct access to some of the most spectacular walking country that Britain has to offer, right from the cottage door. Carefully selected antique and mid-century furniture sits happily with the more contemporary design elements. This is the perfect base for a short break or holiday enjoying the stunning landscapes of the North York Moors and the Heritage Coast or exploring market and fishing towns. Folly Gill History Folly Gill forms part of a courtyard conversion of traditional stone farm buildings at North Farm, Silpho; a small hamlet tucked away at the south-eastern corner of the North York Moors National Park. Historically the part of the barn which is now Folly Gill was used variously as a cow byre, stalls and stabling and latterly as a milking parlour and dairy. And now... The building has been meticulously renovated and converted for use as a luxury romantic holiday escape. Original features such as the stone walls have been restored with lime mortars and original timbers including roof trusses and purlins have been retained wherever possible. The building has been converted using environmentally conscious materials and techniques and is designed to be a comfortable and healthy space with a low carbon footprint. Underfloor-heated polished concrete floors, bespoke kitchen, marble wall tiles, roll top bath and separate rain shower in the luxury bathroom are just a few of the design features which combine to make this a holiday cottage for the 21st Century. The owners have put their hearts and souls into this unique conversion and their love for contemporary and mid-century design is reflected in every detail. Highlights include the Robert Heritage chairs, the Danish sideboard and the wonderfully comfortable super-king size Auping bed in the enormous bedroom. PLEASE NOTE - GOOGLE EARTH IMAGES DATE FROM 2011 AND THE PROPERTY LOOKS VERY DIFFERENT TODAY! More
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About the Owner
Lorna & Chris H
Languages spoken:English, French
Response Rate:94%
Response Time:Within a few hours
Listed Since:October 2014
Interaction with guests
Lorna and Chris live close to Folly Gill and are on hand to provide advice and local tips and recommendations. We provide a warm welcome and like to make sure guests are comfortable. Whilst we are on hand when needed we respect our guests' privacy and will not be forever knocking on the door to ask if everything is okay!
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Reviewed 29 June 2018

Fantastic conversion and no expense spared both on the building and it's furnishings. Great countryside location and a quick 10 to 15 minute drive to Scarborough on quiet country roads. Lorna , the owner is very friendly and helpful, even sending an email with eating...More

Date of stay: June 2018
Thank MickWard1607
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Reviewed 6 April 2017

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Date of stay: April 2017
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Reviewed 11 September 2016

Excellent cottage to use as a base for visits to the North York Moors National Park, Scarborough, Whitby and the Cleveland Way. Great for a relaxing stay away from the hustle and bustle of a town but still close to amenities (Scarborough 15 minutes away...More

Date of stay: September 2016
Thank Steve J
Amenities
Pets Allowed: No
Smoking Allowed: No
Kid Friendly: No
Cooker
Fishing Nearby
Refrigerator
Central Heating
Highchair
Dishwasher
Towels Provided
There Is A Golf Course Within 30 Mins Drive
Private Garden
Cycling Trips
Iron
TV
Parking
Microwave
Rural/Countryside Retreats
Balcony
Linens Provided
There Are Tennis Courts Nearby
Horse Riding Nearby
Wi-Fi
Kettle
Internet Access
Watersports Nearby
Terrace
Toaster
Patio
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Is this holiday rental renovated / up-to-date?YesNoUnsure
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About the neighbourhood
Folly Gill is at the south-eastern corner of the North York Moors, set within the moors, valleys and rolling farmland of the National Park. There are wonderful walks and cycling right from the doorstep. The coast is just 4 miles away by car (less as the crow flies) and we are perfectly situated for exploring Scarborough, Robin Hoods Bay and Whitby. York and the 2017 City of Culture, Hull, are about an hour away.
Getting around
We live in wonderful walking and cycling country and are on the route for the Tour de Yorkshire. We are in a beautiful, rural setting but the downside is that unless you want to walk or cycle a car is vital.
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