Folly Gill

Silpho, Scarborough, Yorkshire
+44 (0)1723 882505
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£95 - £130
per night
£665 - £910
per week

A lovely bolthole in remote North Yorkshire – follow stunning hill walks with a soak in the roll top bath, and a glass of bubbly


1 bed


1 bedroom


Sleeps 2

Pets welcome

£95 - £130 per night

£665 - £910 per week

The Experience

You are welcomed warmly with Yorkshire tea and homemade cake. It may have old stone walls, but inside the vaulted ceilings and mid-century furniture, not to mention the enormous bed and roll top bath, give this generous space the feel of a smart hotel.

Lorna and Chris, who live nearby, have put a lot of love into this low-impact conversion. A big dining table has plenty of room for board games and the kitchen has a welcome supply of cooking basics, as well as organic Prosecco and fresh milk in the fridge.

Off the bedroom, with its high ceiling and oak beams, the wet room has a walk-in rain shower. Explore the forests and valleys of the North Yorks Moors on foot from the door. Keen cyclists can take on the Windings, used for hill climbs during the Tour de Yorkshire. Swallows swoop on summer evenings as you sip something nice in the summerhouse.

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We think you'll love

  • Staying in the heart of stunning North Yorkshire, close to the Coast, the Moors and Dales
  • The stylish contemporary interiors, with home-from-home comforts
  • Great walks and cycle rides from the door
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You should know

  • Pubs and shops are a short drive away
  • There is another holiday cottage next door that sleeps 4 and it is possible to book both together.


  • EV charger
  • Self check-in
  • Swimming pool
  • Hot tub
  • Garden
  • Open fire / woodburner
  • Breakfast included
  • Breakfast available
  • Meals available
  • Vegetarian meals
  • Oven
  • Parking on premises
  • Free parking nearby
  • Accessible by public transport
  • WiFi
  • Television
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Barbecue
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Electricity included
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • Fire guard
  • Cot available


  • Pub/bar within 3 miles
  • Restaurant within 3 miles
  • Shop within 3 miles


  • Bikes available
  • Food courses
  • Kayaking
  • Other courses
  • Sailing
  • Surfing
  • Wild swimming


Nightly price
from £95
Weekly price
from £665
1 Cottage for 2
From £951 bed1 bedroom


Booking information

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Other details
Minimum stay: 2 nights. 2 nights on weekdays. 2 nights at weekends. 3 nights in high season.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
This property is part of a working farm or vineyard.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property

Up to two dogs (with well behaved owners!) are welcome - £25 per dog per stay.


A special rural retreat, beautifully decorated and designed and located in the stunning North York Moors, a stones throw from the Yorkshire Coast. Amazing, natural hosts Lorna and Chris want you to love this place as much as they do. There's so much to see and do in the local area, a weekend may not be long enough but you can always return!

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The neighbourhood

Drive along the wooded lanes to the tiny hamlet of Silpho and your cottage is off the old farmhouse courtyard. In nearby Scalby, a 10-minute drive, you can pick up a loaf of bread and have a pint at the Plough. Cedar Barn farm shop is 15 miles away and on Friday’s there’s a farmers’ market in Wykeham, a 10-minute drive. Seamer and Scarborough railway stations are both a 15-minute drive.

Local points of interest from Lorna & Chris Harrison

  • Silpho is a quiet hamlet tucked away in the corner of the North York Moors National Park. Heather moorland, limestone grassland, streams and ancient woodland support a host of wildlife: Honey Buzzards, Barn Owls, Goshawks and Merlin.
  • Boggle Hole, our favourite hidden cove on Yorkshire's Heritage Coast, just 15 minutes' drive. Stroll along the beach or enjoy clifftop views on the Cleveland Way Path before exploring historic Robin Hoods Bay.
  • Our privileged location in the North York Moors National Park offers Dark Skies Status and an enchanting landscape of moors, forest, hidden valleys and coast. Walk, climb, cycle, surf or just drink in the views. RSPB Bempton is a must see.
  • Splendid stately homes with stunning gardens to explore. Scampston Hall with its award winning walled garden by Piet Oudolf. Sledmere House & Gardens, Burton Agnes Hall and Castle Howard are all within easy reach.
  • From world class cycling trails and Go Ape at Dalby Forest, whale-watching and Yorkshire Safaris with Yorkshire Coast Nature to paddle-boarding, surfing or North Yorkshire Park we have something to suit all levels of adventurer.
  • Yorkshire's Food Capital, Malton, is a great place to explore the finest produce our county has to offer. The North York Moors has a glorious natural larder with some of the finest culinary treats. Cosy country pubs, seafood galore and cake!


Lorna & Chris Harrison

Lorna and Chris have lovingly restored these two former barns. Chris is the planner and designer Lorna has brought warmth and cosiness to the modern spaces – they are a dream team. The couple are natural hosts, welcoming guests like old friends and are keen to share their love for this special place, where Lorna grew up. Her father and youngest son still farm the land surrounding the cottages.