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Willoughby's Loft

York, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A bright and inviting holiday home just outside York
  • This is an ideal romantic retreat for a couple
  • Perfect for exploring the Yorkshire Wolds an d within easy reach of the Howardian Hills
  • Private patio to enjoy sunny days
Property code: G0177

Set in the grounds of a stunning manor house in a pretty village close to York, this handsome, charming and romantic cottage makes a lovely retreat for a couple seeking to explore this beautiful area.

The picturesque village of Holtby is set in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds and makes a lovely base for exploring North Yorkshire. The vibrant and historic city of York (6 miles) is known for its quaint cobbled streets, fascinating museums and historic buildings. Attractions include York Minster, The Shambles, Jorvik and Castle Museum. Outside the city there are miles of beautiful walks and cycle trails to enjoy with stunning scenery and plenty of pubs and restaurants in the surrounding towns and villages including Flaxton and Sutton-on-the-Forest (both 9 miles). Heading north, you can visit Castle Howard (12 miles) and Kirkham Abbey (10 miles) which are in the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

On arriving at this delightful reverse-level bolthole, head up to the first floor where you will find the bright, spacious and tastefully furnished open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The light-filled lounge is a cosy space to relax in, complete with Smart TV and plenty of comfortable seating. A Juliet balcony offers charming views out across the gardens of the manor house. There's also a welcoming and ideally situated dining area, and the stylish bespoke kitchen features a marble worktop and is fully equipped with everything you may need to prepare a lovely romantic meal. Returning to the ground floor you will find the generous bedroom which features oak floorboards and a striking Four-poster bed. There is also an en-suite shower room with a shower, heated floors and WC.

Stepping outside you can relax in the completely private patio area which has garden furniture and is perfect for enjoying a drink in the evening. You can also explore the grounds of the manor house, including a large walled garden and an orchard, with pigs and chickens also on-site.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 bedroom with a king-size four-poster bed
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Fridge/freezer
  • TV, DVD, MP3 dock
  • Patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Welcome pack included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Pub and shop within 0.5 miles
  • York 6 miles

The loft is set in the village of Holtby, a charming little village in the Yorkshire Wolds less than 7 miles from central York. You have the best of both worlds here, the delightful small village atmosphere of old Yorkshire twinned with the vibrant city of York nearby.

The jewel in North Yorkshire's crown, we think this is one of the best visitor destinations in England. But don't just take our word for it. Voted 'Best UK City' by the Telegraph's travel section in 2008, York is a favourite amongst even the most seasoned of travellers. Make your way around its medieval cobbled streets and discover the many shops, cafes and restaurants.

Holtby is an ideal base from which to explore all that this area has to offer. Still a relatively quiet location in terms of tourism, the Yorkshire Wolds are a range of beautiful low rolling hills rising from the river Humber and sweeping along to the stunning cliffs at Flamborough Head, peppered with countless pretty villages and towns. A favourite with David Hockney, it inspired many of his greatest works including 'Bigger Trees Near Warter in 2007' - his largest ever work. The gentle nature of the countryside here also makes it an excellent location for walking and cycling.

The Wolds are also home to many historical homes and religious sites, as well as one of Yorkshire's largest lavender gardens. The Yorkshire Coast, North York Moors and Yorkshire Coast also make for a great day trip.

This property is personally managed by Melanie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Lee 14th October 2019

Lovely, cosy accommodation with everything you need. York city only 15 mins drive away. Nice couple of pubs within few minutes drive, as well as Indian and Chinese takeaways, however youll need to be prepared to collect your food as they will not deliver! If you want a quiet cosy retreat but close to the city, you wont find much better than this. MRead moreichelle is a great host and cant do enough for you. Thanks for a lovely break. Hide

Reviewed by Roberta 13th September 2019

Beautiful idyllic village with a pond and ducks. Excellent location for easy access to York and beyond. Comfortable and clean accommodation with a small balcony giving an open view to the owners garden. A managerie of farm animals that provide wonderful entertainment. Small private courtyard garden to the rear.

Reviewed by Geoffrey 6th September 2019

Our cottage was clean and very comfortable. The welcome pack which included a cream tea and a bottle of wine was very welcome! There is a lovely garden which can be accessed by guests where you can say hello to the free range chickens. There are also pigs and goats on the property which add to the feeling of being in the country. We would very muchRead more recommend this property either as a quiet county break for couples or a perfect base for exploring York and the surrounding area. Hide

Reviewed by Ryan 2nd September 2019

The cottage was lovely, the surroundings to Match. We got to the cottage and they had made us some homemade scones and left bread and milk was a lovely touch. We found them very helpful as well telling what was about and how to travel altogether it was a pleasant experience.

Reviewed by Susan 1st July 2019

We had a great time. The cottage and grounds were great for our dog to explore. Michelle was very welcoming and friendly. The gifts she left were very useful and the chocolate cake was lovely. We would definitely recommend...thank you Michelle x

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