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Easy access to York +

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

One bed cottage easy access to York and host of exciting surroundings

Overlooking a delightful pond and privately situated within the owner’s grounds, Waterside Cottage provides an ideal base for a relaxing holiday with its open plan, contemporary interiors and King size bed. Numerous walking and cycling trails can be found in the surrounding area of the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and close by are several renowned country pubs where visitors can sample real ales and generous Yorkshire hospitality or enjoy superb Indian cuisine at the Jinnah restaurant. Castle Howard is just four miles away, a magnificent 18th century historic house(film and TV location for Brideshead) with art collections, with concerts and a range of interesting events,woodland and riverside walks, restaurant and farm shop. The ancient city of York (11 miles) is easily accessible and here visitors can wander along the cobbled streets, admire the ancient architecture,walk along the city walls and cruise along the River Ouse. Visit the beautiful minster, the National Railway Museum and the Viking Centre or just enjoy al fresco dining by the riverside and watch the world go by. York is a shopper’s paradise with an abundance of independent shops and out of town shopping at Monks Cross, The Vangarde and the Designer Outlet. It is also home to an exciting racecourse at the Knavesmire.Visit abbey ruins at Kirkham Priory and Rievaulx, and National Trust houses at Beningbrough and Nunnington Hall or explore the quaint market towns of Malton, Easingwold and Helmsley. The North Yorkshire Moors, The Dales and the traditional coastal towns of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey are all within an hour’s drive. Good public transport on hand.

FYI Fancy something different?,As of October 2017 a bespoke luxurious Shepherds Hut, with underfloor heating,en suit bathroom and shower overlooking the pond will also be available. Please enquire for more details

More Details

Waterside Cottage
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

Sorry,no pets or children.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Firstly sorry for not popping in and saying goodbye this morning.

Can I take this opportunity to thank you and your wife for all your help and hospitality during our stay at Waterside Cottage.

Barbara and myself had a very enjoyable stay, we found the cottage very comfortable and relaxing.

Best regards.

Brian and Barbara.
Sep 2015
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York Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Fully tiled with pressure shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , King Size
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hunting
  • tennis
National Rail Museum, Elvington air musem, Eden Camp WW2, within 20mins Castle Howard(Star of Brideshead film and TV)


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Easy access to York +
average rating of 4.58 based on 51 reviews

Location, Location

  • 4 of 5

Property was very clean and modern.

Bed was comfortable.

Well placed for travel into York and close to good road links.

Whitby well worth a visit especially on a summers day.

Locally the White Swan pub was fantastic food and very welcoming.

Would certainly come back.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
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Perfectly located base to explore Yorkshire within a deceptively spacious and well finished property

  • 5 of 5

Following good communication from the owners regarding directions and key pickup we were pleasantly surprised by the size and location of the property. The conversion into a modern finish is done to a high standard and had everything required in the kitchen but the view overlooking the pond and the horses paddock is perfect for enjoying with a glass of wine, if the weather allows. Although you are close to the A64 its hardly noticeable inside and this allows for ideal travel distances to the Yorkshire Moors, Castle Howard, York City centre and much more. There are a few restaurants and pubs serving food within a ten minute drive and we would certainly recommend the Stone Trough Inn.

We'll hopefully be back again to continue exploring the surrounding areas and enjoy setting.

  • Submitted: Aug 20, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage, very modern and clean and lovely location to visit York and countryside.

Always enjoy my stay when I come to yorkshire.

  • Submitted: May 15, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 4 of 5

A beautiful cosy cottage in calm surroundings. Easy access to York, and the coast, just perfect for that short break.

  • Submitted: Feb 6, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
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Clean, beautiful, peaceful place

  • 5 of 5

Me and my partner had a beautiful time at the cottage, it was very peaceful and we will definitely go again.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Easy access to picturesque villages.

  • 5 of 5

Accommodation was perfect; a sweet cosy cottage, situated next to a pond with a lovely rural aspect, outdoor seating area, quality interiors and a divinely comfortable bed.

We enjoyed the proximity to numerous villages and attractions and was enamoured with the market town of Helmsly, less than half an hour from the cottage, which also has it's own castle, walled gardens, shops and eateries as well as a mini brewery - what more could you want?

Also, Malton, Pickering and York are literally 'up the road'.

Must just add that the cottage grounds are now home to a newly built Shepherd's hut (almost ready to use) sat at the water's edge with decked seating/bbq area and top spec facilities including a bathroom with shower! You won't be disappointed if you book this little gem.

Owner Pauline is a lovely lady who greeted us warmly and made us feel at home straight away. Thanks for our stay, we loved it!

  • Submitted: Oct 27, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Crown and Cushion
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
27 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

25% deposit on booking,balance due seven weeks prior to arrival.Full balance due if booked within seven weeks of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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