Welcome to Old Bald Peg Cottage

Old Bald Peg is a charming Victorian terraced former estate cottage that sleeps up to 4 in 2 bedrooms.

Perfectly nestled in the south west corner of the North York Moors National Park in the quiet village of Wass close to the ruins of Byland Abbey, the cottage is surrounded by a magical blend of dale, forest and moorland, in an area steeped in history.

It truly offers something for everyone.

Walkers, cyclists, those wanting to experience nature and wildlife on the doorstep, or those just wanting a relaxing, Michelin starred foodie break will find a warm Yorkshire welcome at this cosy, luxury self catering cottage.

With log burner, aga and central heating, the cottage provides a comfortable base for a holiday in this stunning part of the country all year round.

Perfect for a luxury romantic break for two or friends/ family sharing, the cottage sleeps up to 4 guests in two bedrooms. It has been recently refurbished to provide all modern comforts, whilst retaining its traditional charm.

The cottage benefits from Superfast broadband with free WiFi throughout and good mobile phone signal. It is strictly non smoking.

Old Bald Peg is dog friendly, by prior arrangement. Ideally suited for adults, we also welcome families with children over 12 years of age.

Who was Old Bald Peg you may be wondering ?

Nearby Hambleton is known as the home of the Thoroughbred, being the site of one of the earliest racecourses in the early 17th century, on an area of flat ancient turf near the top of Sutton Bank, to this day still home to two racing yards, with gallops on the site of the original racecourse.

Old Bald Peg was a foundation mare of the new Thoroughbred breed, foaled in c1635 on the Duke of Buckingham’s estate at Helmsley. Her bloodlines can be traced down to many of todays modern racehorses and responsible for many champions all over the world.

So now you know!

If you'd like more information or to enquire about your preferred dates, please get in touch.



  • Charming, Modern 2 Bed Cottage
  • Pretty Courtyard Garden
  • Log Burner, Aga & Central Heating
  • Perfect for Walkers, Cyclists, Romantic Breaks & Foodies
  • Welcome Pack on Arrival
  • 2 Dogs Welcome (Prior Arrangement)