Sunflower Cottage - Beautiful Escapes
North York Moors National Park

Sunflower Cottage

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Sunflower Cottage is a newly renovated property set in the pretty village of Ampleforth near Helmsley. Sarah, the owner has created a beautiful, well thought out and creatively designed holiday home. The soft, Farrow & Ball colour palette gives the cottage a warm, inviting feel, the living space has a lovely flow with a wonderful kitchen, cosy lounge areas and a large garden too.

The master bedroom has it’s own en-suite, while the second king size bedroom and the third bedroom share the house bathroom.

This pretty cottage has plenty of space for friends and family to gather together, there is a large garden to relax in and with a BBQ for al fresco dining it’s the perfect place to be on a summer’s evening.


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Living Space

The living space is full of light, open plan with an easy flow from the kitchen and dining area up a few steps to the sitting room with it’s log burner and cosy sofas at one end and the sun room at the other end, perfect for settling down with a good book. There is plenty of space to gather together and with quiet corners for restful moments it is perfect for a Beautiful Escape.

Kitchen & Dining

The newly fitted kitchen has everything you need and will please the most discerning of cooks, with a dining table and access to the garden it is a lovely room for gathering together to plan the day’s adventures.

The rear hallway has external access from the driveway and also off the kitchen, with a handy utility room with washer/dryer and a separate cloakroom with W.C.

Master Bedroom

A bright room with views out to the garden, plenty of space for the king sized bed and with a calm colour palette it makes for a restful retreat. The en-suite has a bathtub, perfect for soaking those tired limbs at the end of a day spent exploring the rolling countryside all around, there’s also a handy shower over too.

King Bedroom

This room enjoys views to the garden, a comfy king bed with soft fresh linens and a restful colour palette.

Twin bedroom

This room also has garden views and is furnished with twin beds.

Terrace & Gardens

Sunflower Cottage has the benefit of sizeable garden to the front with plenty of space for children to play for simply relaxing. There is a large terrace with BBQ for al fresco dining.

Good to know

Sunflower Cottage has a private driveway which can accommodate two large cars.





All linens included

Fold out gate for the driveway for wandering dogs

Excellent village shop – stocks local produce and all the essentials too

Hearts of Ampleforth – lovely coffee shop in the village with home baking

Supermarkets – Tesco and Sainsbury’s deliver


King size bed

Bath tub

Shower over



King size bed

Twin beds

House bathroom






Historic Ampleforth is in a beautiful rural setting, on the edge of the North York Moors, an ideal location from which to explore this fabulous part of Yorkshire. Try mountain biking in Dalby Forest and Sutton bank or enjoy the many cycling routes and walking trails.

The quaint market town of Helmsley, the only market town in the North York Moors National Park, is just a 10 minute drive away. It has so much to offer with its walled garden, castle ruins and birds of prey at Duncombe Park. You will also find a small supermarket, deli’s, butchers and lots of independent shops and cafes.

For family fun head to Flamingo Land and Lightwater Valley.

The famous North York Moors steam train transports visitors from Pickering to the fishing port of Whitby and miles of sandy beaches can be found along the Heritage coastline with its traditional resorts at Scarborough and Filey. There are abbey ruins at Rievaulx and stately homes at Castle Howard and Nunnington Hall. Easily accessible is the ancient city of York, brimming with attractions and steeped in history, this vibrant city appeals to all ages. Golf is available nearby at Gilling and horse racing at York, Thirsk and Ripon.

Nearest Railway Station – York 19 miles

Nearest airport – Leeds Bradford airport 54 miles

Nearest beach – Whitby 38 miles
Nearest towns/ villages /restaurants
  • Easingwold 9 miles
  • Helmsley 4 miles
  • York 19 miles
  • Whitby 38 miles
Nearest local attractions
  • York Minster
  • Castle Howard
  • Howardian Hills A.O.N.B.
  • Ampleforth Abbey
  • Ampleforth Golf Club
  • North Yorkshire Moors


We love to hear back from our guests to find out their experience with Beautiful Escapes.

Sue June 2021

We arrived to the beautiful, peaceful Sunflower cottage, the wonderful welcome hamper was such a treat.

The cottage truly has everything, it’s stunning! We’ve really enjoyed our stay here.

Margaret June 2021

The cottage was beautiful, we really enjoyed our stay, it isa great location for exploring too. We would unreservedly recommend the cottage and Beautiful Escapes to our friends and family, excellent service!