The Little Abode

Sinnington, Yorkshire
Bed & Breakfast
+44 (0)1751 430616

Your own bolthole near Helmsley on the edge of North Yorkshire Moors National Park. Breakfast delivered, walks and cycle rides from the door


1 room


Rooms sleep 2

The Experience

You have independence from the main house, and you can come and go from this snug self-contained space that’s been created out of an old stable. Choose a picnic spot in the garden or orchard, arrange to barbecue your supper, head off on walks down the footpath from the end of the garden.

It’s a household of foodies and breakfast, delivered on a tray, includes fresh orange juice and local sausage and bacon sandwiches, or pastries, Bircher muesli and berries from the garden. On Fridays and Saturdays in the winter you can join Tom and Sara for dinner – or have it in your room; in summer it’s often served outside.

French doors open to a patio with outdoor seating and pretty views over flowers and veg patch. Wander out to sit by the warming firepit and gaze up at the stars before tucking in for the night.

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We think you'll love

  • The independence and freedom to come and go as you please
  • Sunning yourself in the lovely garden and having a picnic or barbecue
  • The delicious breakfast tray delivered to your door
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You should know

  • The space is bedroom and bathroom, no sitting room
  • The bath has a shower over
  • There's a radio but no TV


  • 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
  • Spa
  • Central heating
  • Limited mobility
  • Wheelchair access
  • Mobile reception
  • Hob
  • Bar
  • Barbecue
  • Licensed premises
  • Paid parking nearby
  • Air conditioning
  • Relaxation areas
  • Washing machine
  • Tennis court
  • Microwave oven
  • No smoking
  • Credit cards
  • Working farm
  • Owner has pets
  • Dishwasher
  • Pets welcome

Family friendly

  • Baby monitor
  • Books and toys
  • Children welcome
  • Babies welcome
  • Stair gates
  • High chair
  • 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

& pricing

Booking information

Check in
Check out
Christmas, New Year & occasionally.
No smoking
Smoking not permitted anywhere in the property.
Owner has pets
Animals living on the property
Dinner on request Friday & Saturday, 3 courses, £40 per person. Pubs/restaurants 15-minute drive.


Nightly price
from £90
Extra bed/sofabed available £15 per person per night.
1 Double
From £90


What a find! A calm oasis, spotlessly clean, beautiful tranquil garden with small private terrace to sit out and soak up the peaceful view. Hosts were unobtrusive but still attentive. Best part was the breakfast tray brought to my terrace full of lovely home made local produce. Would definitely visit again!

Gillian, Edinburgh

You can enjoy the best of both worlds here - a delicious breakfast but with your own space and access. Explore the lovely garden - you can even BBQ on your own patio and enjoy the fare with a glass of wine by the pond or among the flowers. The gorgeous North York Moors are close by for endless walking.

Zoe, Sawday's inspector

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The neighbourhood

The Little Abode is in the picture-perfect Yorkshire hamlet of Marton. Fantastic walking in North York Moors National Park is 20 minutes in the car. You're 10 miles from The Star Inn at Harome and also The Black Swan at Oldstead - both Michelin Star restaurants. Or try The White Horse at Pickering (10 minutes); there's a steam railway here too. Dalby Forest, with Go Ape, is 30 minutes. Malton (20 minutes) has good places to eat, independent shops, antiques, a pottery studio. Scarborough and the coast are 20 minutes.

Local points of interest from Sara Hall

  • A beautiful and peaceful garden room set in the grounds of a Grade 2 Listed, late 18th Century village house and mature English country gardens.
  • We are on the edge of The North York Moors National park, 40 minutes from the city of York and 30 minutes from the Yorkshire Coast.
  • One of our nearest market towns, Malton, is considered the Food Capital of the North.
  • If you love your food we are 15 minutes from the The Star at Harome and half an hour from The Black Swan at Oldstead.
  • We are a family of keen walkers and always happy to supply OS maps and show you our favourites. You can even head out on a footpath straight from the back of our garden.
  • We have beautiful historical Houses and Gardens locally to explore including Wykeham, Duncombe Park, Castle Howard, Beningborough Hall and Nunnington.


Sara Hall

Tom, Sara and family moved here in 2014; they are both originally from Yorkshire and moved back from London. They have two young sons, Ted and Henry, and three dogs, Otter, Bertie and Max. They love walking, are keen foodies and are very much into gardening. They are delighted to welcome guests to stay in The Little Abode and enjoy the one-acre garden, peaceful surroundings and privacy.