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The Old Post Office is in Thorpe Bassett, a quiet, rural village nestling at the foot of the Wolds, only 1 mile away from the A64.

Its within easy reach of York, Scarborough and the North York Moors.  Local attractions include Castle Howard, Eden Camp, Flamingoland and the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (NYMR), of Heartbeat and Harry Potter fame.

You can hop onto the NYMR steam train at nearby Pickering.  The railway's route takes in some of the most spectacular views of the moors and surrounding area.  This takes you all the way up to the popular destination of Whitby, with its world famous Abbey, dramatic coastline and great choice of atractions.

A traditional building  The Old Post Office dates back to the turn of the century and is situated amongst some of the UK's most scenic countryside.  Sensitively renovated and with all modern amenities, it has been designed and furnished to make your stay as comfortable as possible.

A warm welcome awaits you at The Old Post Office 0 which is a 5 star holiday cotage.  Personal touches include a welcome tray, fresh flowers, wine and toiletries to make your stay as enjoyable as possible.


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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Cottagefrom £400.00 to £555.00 per unit per week

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.



  • Children welcome - Children welcome from any age
  • Children's outdoor play area
  • Cots available
  • High chairs available


Property Facilities

  • WiFi or internet access


Room/Unit Facilities

  • Ground floor bedroom



  • Free Parking
  • Private parking


Booking & Payment Details

  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted


  • Barbecue


  • Children welcome - Children welcome from any age
  • Children's outdoor play area
  • Cots available
  • High chairs available

Cooking Facilities

  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Microwave cooker
  • Oven

COVID-19 Response

  • 2m distancing in place
  • Advance booking essential
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Capacity limit
  • Clear signage
  • Contactless check-in
  • Contactless check-out
  • COVID-19 measures in place
  • COVID-19 refund and cancellation policy in place
  • COVID-19 risk assessment completed
  • COVID-19 staff training completed
  • Hand sanitizer available to visitors & staff
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
  • Outside seating

Heating Facilities

  • Real log/coal fires

Laundry Facilities

  • Drying facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Washing machine

Leisure Facilities

  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)

Linen & Bedding

  • Linen provided


  • Free Parking
  • Private parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Non-smoking property
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Radio
  • Television

Site Features

  • Garden

Room/Unit Facilities: Cottage

  • Bath
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Scenic view
  • Shower
  • Spa bath
  • Elderly and less mobile

Map & Directions

Road Directions

By Road:

Thorpe assett, Malton, North Yorkshire. YO17 8LU

Exit A1 and take A64 Eastbound (York/Scarborough?.  Bypass Tadcaster, York and Malton. Pass by Scagglethorpe.  On enterting Rillington take the next righ down Collinsons Lane.  Drive down Collinsons Lane for exactly one mile.  The Old Post Office is siituated on the left hand side of the road. (stone sign at property entrance) opposite Park Farm.  

Public Transport Directions

Malton Train Station

Malton Bus Station

Station Taxis

The Old Post Office


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The Old Post Office, Thorpe Bassett, Malton, North Yorkshire, YO17 8LU
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  • 5 Visit England Stars Self-catering
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Opening Times

Open All Year (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

* Arrivals after 5pm. Departures by 10am

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