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Yew Tree Cottage - Howden

Howden, East Riding
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Fishing onsite / nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A beautiful holiday cottage for two
  • Set in a lovely secluded riverside spot
  • Ideal for keen walkers, cyclists and nature-lovers
  • Enjoy miles of tranquil river and rural walks
  • Explore the quaint villages of Howdenshire
  • Visit Beverly, Goole and York for great daytrips
Property code: G0181

Set in a beautiful riverside location on a 100-acre private estate, this elegant cottage makes a perfect romantic retreat for a couple seeking to explore the glorious North Yorkshire countryside.

Situated between the two grand Yorkshire estates of Sandhall and Saltmarshe, this beautiful property is perfect for exploring the Howdenshire area of Yorkshire. There are miles of parkland walks from the doorstep, or you could head to the charming market town of Howden (4.5 miles) which has a choice of restaurants, pubs and independent shops. You can enjoy river walks to the charming village of Blacktoft (5.5 miles). This is a great spot for nature-lovers with North Cave Wetlands (15 miles) and Saltmarshe Delph Nature Reserve (0.25 miles) nearby. A little further afield you can explore the historic city of York (24 miles) and the thriving market town of Beverley (22 miles).


Entering this light, inviting and pretty single-level cottage you will find a delightful lounge/diner. With plenty of comfortable seating, TV, DVD and a cosy wood burner, the lounge makes a wonderful space for relaxing in at the end of a great day out. There's also a charming dining area, perfect for a romantic meal for two. Going into the attractively designed country-style kitchen you will find it fully equipped with sleek worktops, hob, oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave. Exploring this lovely cottage further, there's a light and bright bedroom with a super-king-size bed which can be made up as two singles on request. The bathroom features a bath, walk-in shower and WC.


Heading outside you can sit back in the charming garden which has an attractive decked patio area complete with outdoor furniture and a BBQ. Beyond the garden, there's tranquil private land and beautiful river walks by the side of the River Ouse.


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

  • 1 bedroom with super-king-size bed which can be made up as twin beds on request
  • 1 bathroom with bath, walk-in shower and WC
  • Gas hob, oven, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washing machine, microwave
  • TV, DVD, wood burner
  • Garden with BBQ, patio and furniture
  • Ample off-road parking
  • 2 dogs welcome - dog crate provided within the property
  • Wi-fi included
  • Pub within 1.5 miles
  • Shop within 4.5 miles
  • Goole 7 miles
  • Ample parking beside the property

The cottage has a beautiful rural location set close to 100 acres of private park and farmland between the River Ouse and wood in Howdenshire. There are lots of gorgeous river and parkland walks from the doorstep and you are surrounded by lush green landscapes at every turn.


Set right by the river, you can watch the tall masts of ships passing by on their way up the river to Goole. It's so peaceful here you just won't want to leave. There are wide paths for walkers/riders around the park and we recommend the river walk along to Blacktoft to the local pubs for a bite of lunch before trying out some of the other walks available.


There are lots of lovely country pubs in the area, including great options within walking distance of the cottage. If you feel like dining in, we recommend the short trip to the charming market town of Howden which is approximately 4.5 miles away with its ancient streets, lovely shops, cafes, wine bars, a heritage centre and historical buildings to explore. Stock up on the finest Yorkshire produce here, from excellent home-made bread to the most amazing pies and cakes. While you're there it would be a shame not to stop and enjoy a cup of tea and something sweet!


Howden is an ideal base from which to explore all that this area of Yorkshire has to offer and you may even spot the tower of Howden Minster from the cottage. The cottage is perfectly placed to explore medieval York, 24 miles, the Wolds to the east and if you’re in the mood for a longer drive, the North York Moors is around 52 miles to the north. Staying more local, the beautiful city of Beverley is 22 miles from the cottage. Explore the stunning Beverley Minster before indulging in a spot of shopping around its lively cobbled squares.


Further east, get to know the gorgeous Yorkshire Wolds, a range of low rolling hills rising from the river Humber and sweeping along to the stunning cliffs at Flamborough Head. This landscape was an inspiration to David Hockney with much of his work based on the countryside here. You can follow the Hockney Trail to discover the setting of some his more famous works. Keen golfers will enjoy the local course just 5 miles away and the gentle nature of the countryside here 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. For kids there are heaps of fantastic attractions nearby (indoor and out) including the excellent Yorkshire Wildlife Park (26 miles) and The Deep in Hull (30 miles). Nearby Hull is also the 2017 UK City of Culture and offers much to the discerning visitor in terms of the Arts and other attraction.


If you enjoy a spot of twitching, you're in heaven here with many excellent bird watching sites within easy reach. Try North Cave Wetlands situated 14.5 miles away, or Saltmarshe and Ferrybridge (25 miles) for starters.



This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Edmund 13th October 2019

Beautiful location lovely walk along the riverbank in the morning lots of wildlife around perfect place for a quiet break would highly recommend a visit and people were very friendly

Reviewed by Sylvia 27th September 2019

A lovely cottage in a quiet location, very peaceful. We had some great walks with the dog on the side of the river Ouse. It is on farm property so a little bit of traffic but nothing that bothered us. The hosts were brilliant, lively people.

Reviewed by Leanne 6th August 2019

Fantastic property in a beautiful tranquil location. Dog friendly owners who were happy to help with anything, and had left us a delicious home made cake upon arrival. Plenty of walks on the doorstep (and an approx 1.75 mile walk to the next village of Laxton with a lovely dog friendly pub - open from 17:00) The River Ouse is adjacent to the cottagRead moree and provided a great walk along the banks. Bed was huge and comfortable! We will definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Leigh 28th July 2019

Beautiful place to stay the cottage is very nicely decorated the fixtures are high end the bed is very comfortable. We were greeted with a lovely cake a bottle of wine milk tea and coffee. Perfect for dog walks as right next to the river although there is quite a steep bank to walk up to get on the path. The cottage is completely seperate from otheRead morer units which was good for us as our dog is a little bit reactive and will bark at strange noises. Hide

Reviewed by Karen 24th June 2019

Great little cottage in a wonderful setting with lots of walks.

Reviewed by Mandy 17th May 2019

Our second visit to this property and the owners are a delightful couple who are helpful when needed but leave you alone to explore the surrounding area(s). lovely walks on the doorstep and The Kitchen in Howden is a true must do place to eat during the day. Fantastic, comfortable and modern cottage that feels very private.

Reviewed by Peter 12th April 2019

Clean and quiet location with walks within the grounds and along the adjacent river bank. We found a circular walk about 2 miles in length which we started every day off with and our dogs loved it. (Not sure the resident pheasants enjoyed it quite as much) Very welcoming and dog friendly pub within walking distance along quiet lanes. Greeted shortlRead morey after arrival by the host to check all was as expected, as well as turning up to a VERY nice cake, bottle of wine and some unexpected essentials. Hide

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