Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

We know you might have some questions … we’ve come up with the main ones that our guests ask us. 

Of course, you can’t beat talking to a human being, so please call us if you have any further queries, we’d be happy to help.

Q1. Where are you based?

We are based near the village of Sawdon. The nearest A road is the Scarborough to Pickering A170.

Q2. Are your cottages easy to find?

Yes, whilst we are in a rural location the route is straightforward.  From the A170 turn onto Sawdon lane and just keep following the road through the village.  You basically keep on going until you come to wellspring farm on your left.

Q3. Where is the nearest pub?

The nearest pub is the Downe Arms in Wykeham, about 10-minute drive.  They serve good pub food and have both inside and outside seating areas.

Q4. How many cottages do you have and how many do they sleep?

We have two cottages that both sleep four plus a baby and one cottage that will be 4 bedrooms, sleeping 8 (currently being refurbished)

Q5. Are your bedrooms en-suite?

Yes, every bedroom has an en-suite.

Q6. Are your cottages centrally heated?

Yes, we have oil fired central heating throughout.

Q7. Do you have access to Wi-Fi?


Q8. Do you have a mobile phone signal?

Yes, however the quality of the signal depends on your network provider.

Q9. Do you have recycling facilities?

Yes, we do. Please ask us for more information.

Q10. Are your cottages non-smoking?

Yes … we do not allow smoking or vaping in any of our cottages.

Q11. Do you have accessible facilities?

Vale Cottage has an accessible ground floor including bedroom and en-suite wet room.  Please see our accessible statement for full details.

Q12. Do you accept pets?

We accept one dog in Moor cottage and two dogs in Vale cottage.  Please note dogs are NOT ALLOWED on the furniture or in the bedrooms and must not be left unattended during your stay with us.

Q13. Are we allowed to have day guests?

You can have day guests but they are NOT PERMITTED to stay overnight.

Q14. Do you have other facilities?

Yes, our rose garden is a lovely place to sit and relax outside or in the summer house.  The enclosed orchard has picnic benches and lots of lawn for children to play safely whilst you relax.  A children’s play are will be added to the orchard next year.  Vale cottage has a viewing pod where you can sit and enjoy the most incredible views of the Vale of Pickering.

Q15. Which are the nearest towns?

We are very lucky to have a number of towns within a short drive (around 30 mins or more).

These include Scarborough, Filey and Whitby (all coastal locations); Pickering, Malton and Helmsley (all market towns). A bit further away we have the historic cities of York and Hull.

Of course, there are some very pretty villages in between including East and West Ayton, Ebberston, Thornton Dale, Hutton-le-Hole and Langdale End.

Q16. Where is the nearest petrol station?

In the village of East Ayton 10-minute drive.

Q17. Where is the nearest hospital?

The nearest hospital is in Scarborough.

Q18. Can you take dogs on the beaches in Scarborough, Filey and Whitby?

Dog bans are usually in force from 1st May to 30th September each year on parts of Scarborough, Filey and Whitby beach. There are some smaller beaches where you can take your dogs throughout the year including Cayton Bay. Please check the tides before you travel.

Q19. Where is the nearest supermarket?

There is a convenience store in East Ayton, next to the petrol station. There is a store in Seamer called Proudfoots. There is a large Morrisons in Eastfield and both a Sainsburys and Tesco in Scarborough’s town centre. All the main supermarkets deliver to the cottages.

Q20. Can you get to Wellspring Farm by public transport?

No. If you need to travel by public transport, the nearest railway stations are Seamer and Scarborough. There is a bus road from Scarborough to Pickering however the bus stop is some distance from our cottages. We would advise using your own transport if possible.