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Barn Conversion On Small Working Farm - Fox Cottage

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights


About the property




Tastefully restored barn conversion on small working farm finished to a high standard, Making a comfortable stay all year. The property will suit a family or a group of friends. Situated in the open countryside with things to do locally and also a close drive to York or Beverley with numerous tourist attractions, Minster, Yorvik Centre, Various museum including Railway museum and Castle museum. Open top bus rides and boat trips along with lots of bars and restaurants. Locally you have the Elvington Air museum, Allerthorpe water park and Gliding club at Pocklington along with various golf clubs in the area nearest being KP Club in Pocklington or The Oaks at Ellerton. On the foot of the Yorkshire wolds with lots of scenic drives.

sue holman
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 16, 2018

About sue holman

I am Sue Holman Married with 3 children who all still live and work at home in our family business which is based on the farm. They have all enjoyed growing up in this area and made many friends. As the family are now growing up we decided to convert our unused farm buildings and are completed to a standard that we would be happy to stay at.

sue holman purchased this cottage in 2001

Why sue holman chose World

We were close to this area and knew it quite well. It is in lovely quiet countryside but close to many main attractions and cities. The local area is a great place to fetch up a family

Available Rentals

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Booking Notes:
Booking taken by phone or email. A non returnable deposit is required to confirm booking 25% of total cost. Balance payable within 30 days of start of holiday. Payment methods accepted are bacs transfer or cheque. We don't take breakage deposit but damages need to be paid for.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible . Short breaks possible minimum of 2 night stay, discount for longer stays.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks prices to be agreed on booking


World Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Village
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Toilet 1 - toilet
    Shower room 1 - shower
  • Shower room with walk in shower enclosure and wash basin with mirror fully tiled room with heated towel rail. Separate W.C. with wash basin
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 baby crib
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds, 3rd Bedroom/lounge with double sofa bed and flat screen TV with Nintendo Wii and various games
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • wind-surfing
Notes on accommodation: Owners live and work on site, the cottage is private for your stay but we are available if you need any help or information. We will supply a welcome pack for your arrival which can vary but will include essential supplies bread, butter, fresh eggs, milk, etc. A small supply of Tea, coffee, sugar, toilet rolls, dishwasher and washing tablets to start you off. We can provide taxi service, babysitting service and also an homemade evening meal can be organized for your 1st night stay from a small menu choice to be booked in advance at extra cost. Outside: Outside fenced area with seating for 6 people and gas BBQ. Fully enclosed and private area. Parking is off-road and directly outside entrance. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen provided. For longer stays clean bedding and towels supplied weekly. Cottage thoroughly cleaned for your arrival, for stays longer than I week cottage can be cleaned midway into your stay if required. Other: 3rd bedroom/lounge situated on the ground floor has a double sofa bed and large beanbag. Flat screen TV and Nintendo Wii with selection of games.


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Fox Cottage
average rating of 4.8536587 based on 41 reviews

Lovely Cottage, thoughtful hosts

  • 5 of 5

Lovely surprise to the arrival of homemade cakes and some fridge/cupboard supplies! Cottage was lovely and clean and had everything we needed for a nice long weekend in Yorkshire. Good value for money also. I have stayed in a number of properties within the UK and would definitely recommend this one.

  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
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Absolutely excellent property for large family and hound

  • 5 of 5

Lovely welcome and a beautifully presented cottage. Roomy enough for large family. Sue was so accommodating and we had a lovely stay. Great location with York short distance away. Nice walks nearby. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Nov 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Beautiful house in a peaceful locatoon.

  • 5 of 5

Excellent accommodation sleeping 6 comfortably. The host was really welcoming provided homemade brownies, milk, orange juice, butter, ham, bread , eggs and crisps which was lovely. Will definitely come again.

  • Submitted: Nov 15, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Nothing to do

  • 3 of 5

Cottage house was lovely and had everything you could possibly need in it.

But is not on a dairy/arable type of farm as i thought it was, it is on a transport haulier's yard. There is no opportunity for "country walks" or to do anything.

The cottage is only good as a base to visit york or somewhere else but i could have done that from where we live in leeds

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Gorgeous Place to Stay!!

  • 5 of 5

We just wanted to say a big thank you to Sue the owner who kept us informed every step of the way through the booking process and allowed us to have a late check out as my husband was running the Yorkshire Marathon! The barn conversion was spotless and had absolutely everything you needed either for a weekend or a week long Stay. When we arrived Sue had kindly left us a lovely welcome basket with home made chocolate brownies, milk, fresh eggs, ham and the list went on which was much appreciated after our journey. She also had a post it note holding what the majority of teenagers see as being the most important piece of information ever, the WiFi code and password which made our daughter very happy 😊 We cannot recommend this accommodation highly enough to either families or groups of people as the the sleeping arrangements are very flexible and the barn itself is very roomy with a lovely outdoor area to chill and eat weather permitting!!

  • Submitted: Oct 13, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Very nice property clean home from home will definitely be back

  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Melbourne Airfield hosts a drag strip and rally days for engine lovers also close to Elvington airfield which hosts Driving experience days/many events.

Also horse riding in local area at Burnby.


The East coast which main resorts are Bridlington, Scarborough and Whitby are around 45 minute drive and also nearby to Hornsea which is the same in distance.


Car is recommended. Nearest train station is York 15 mins by car. Nearest airport Leeds/Bradford or Robin Hood approx 1 hour drive. Nearest port in Hull which is 30 minute drive. We can arrange collection if required.

Cottage is located at Eastfield Farm, Thornton, York, YO42 4RJ


Nearest village with shop/pub is approx. 1 mile away which sells everyday essentials. Pocklington local town is around 5 miles variety of shops, bank, supermarket, tea rooms, restaurants, leisure centre. Allerthorpe around 1 mile has waterpark and local pub. Walking distance to canal where you can continue to pocklington along the towpath or in the other direction to Melbourne where local canal boat rides can be organised.

Further Details:

There are many local pubs which serve excellent meals which we can provide details. Pocklington has the Arts centre which hosts a variety of entertainment and cinema, Also nearby is Burnby Hall gardens which is home to many water lilies and fish which can be fed. The Yorkshire wolds are close and have may scenic drives. Dalby forest is within around 1 hour drive which has many attractions including Go-Ape and many bike routes. Flamingo land is around 1 -11/2 hour drive which is an excellent theme park for a family day out. York has 2 theatres and boat trips along the River ouse can be organized. The town of Pickering is also around 1 hour drive which has the Yorkshire moor railway where you can board a steam train which takes you to Goathland and back after a short stay for coffee and walk round. A well behaved dog accepted prior to stay for a small fee. Children welcome. No smoking property.


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