Self Catering Moorland Holiday Cottages

Our very special location...

Grove House, Levisham sits nestled into the magical Newtondale in the heart of the North York Moors National Park.

The drive in to Grove House is a roller coaster trip across the moor at Levisham Bottom via the villages of Lockton and Levisham, occasionally manoeuvring around the sheep and the docile Highland cattle!

Some 12 miles long and in places 250 feet deep, Newtondale formed with the overflow of a glacial lake at the end of the last Ice Age.  The resultant canyon carves through the moorland plateau, leaving a spectacular landscape of open heather moorland, forested hillsides and lush meadows.

Adjacent to Grove House is Levisham Station on the historic North Yorkshire Moors Railway, adding the sights and the echoing sounds of steam to this rural valley.

Levisham Station is a crossing point for opposing trains and is a great place to view the locomotives paused at the station, blowing off steam.

A number of national cycle trails and walks literally pass the door. We are in the heart of the original Levisham Estate, managed by the National Park Authority, affording direct access to this spectacular moorland and woodland landscape.

Nearby Dalby Forest hosts a Saturday Parkrun, Go Ape, cycling trails and world class mountain biking courses.  When the sun sets here in the North York Moors another breathtaking view emerges - a sky full of stars.  Dalby's 'Dark Sky Discovery Site' is rated 'Milky Way class' for its pristine starry skies.  A 5 minute walk onto the moor here, away from the twinkling station lights achieves the same!

Bring some binoculars or borrow ours.



Our individually styled holiday cottages...

We are delighted to offer a choice of 2 cosy self catering holiday cottages for guests to enjoy all year round. Each sleeps 2 adults. There is room for a travel cot for a child under 2 and we are happy to accommodate one medium or two small, well behaved dogs in either cottage. We supply a 'dog pack' and all the walks your happy hound could ever wish for!

The holiday cottages are converted stone outbuildings that sit alongside the main house with their own gated entrance, garden, driveway and parking.

At Grove House we are very fortunate to still maintain our own water supply, sourced from a nearby spring up on the moor, filtered and delivered crystal clear to your taps. Showers are wonderful with the softness of the water producing rich lather with a minimum of soap.

We are in a remote, rural location but are fortunate to be able to include complimentary high speed broadband via a secure Wifi connection.  On most networks a 3G or even 4G mobile phone signal is attainable at Grove House... as reliable (or not) as anywhere else in this country!

Outside there is a shared garden with direct views of the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.  Each holiday cottage has an individual, private terrace with furniture and barbecue. The south-facing aspect ensures the terraces are a tranquil sun trap on which to enjoy a relaxed breakfast, peaceful afternoons and fabulous home cooking. Situated east of the pennines, we are afforded a drier climate than our latitude suggests.

For keen cyclists we can provide adjacent secure garaging for your bicycles as well as a hose and buckets to clean up after an active day.


Occasionally we have late deals and special offers, click below to find out more.


We are good to go!  Well we were!

Following the Uk government's announcement on 31 October we have closed our cottages for November 2020.   We are sensitive to our guests needs and currently offer a refund or re-book (your choice) policy if cancellation is for Covid related reasons so book ahead with us confident that your money is safe in these continued uncertain times.


December Breaks

 Rowntree Cottage:

 7 nights £462 - 4 nights £332 - 3 nights £249

Skelton Cottage:

 7 nights £497 - 4 nights £352 - 3 nights £264


Rowntree Cottage

Mon 21 Dec - Sun 27 Dec  (7 nights) £560.

Skelton Cottage

Mon 21 Dec - Sat 26 Dec  (6 nights) £498

It's an ideal place to come and stay.

In December we will be "Good to Go" and will be following government  industry COVID-19 guidelines, ensuring our processes are in place to maintain cleanliness and aid social/physical distancing.

 Here in Ryedale, North Yorks incidents of the virus continue to remain very low in comparison with other parts of Yorkshire, and other Uk regions.  

Our valley location is quiet and tranquil where you can unwind, commune with nature, read, write, study or simply just rest.  There's plenty of space on our local moorland, valley & forest footpaths, so you will easily be able to keep that all important social distance.