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Cottage in Pocklington Near York With Log Burner, Wi Fi And Off Street Parking

Bedrooms 1
Space 473 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Heart Of Historic Pocklington, Close To Shops, Restaurants And Arts Centre

Carpenter's Cottage is conveniently located in the heart of historic Pocklington; a very short stroll from shops, restaurants, arts centre (cinema and theatre), sports centre and Burnby Hall gardens, famous for its waterlilies. It is the perfect base for visiting the nearby city of York (13 miles) by bus or car, or for walking and cycling in the Yorkshire Wolds. Underfloor heating and a wood burning stove make the cottage cosy and comfortable all year round. Hand-crafted wooden fittings and a stained glass window in the en suite double bedroom all add to its charm. There is a utility room with washer/dryer - handy for walking and cycling holidays in all weathers. The cottage has its own private courtyard, secure cycle store and off-street parking, and guests are very welcome to share our large garden and its home-grown produce.

Helen Allen
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

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

Speaks: english, french
Calendar last updated:
February 18, 2018

About Helen Allen

We have lived for about 15 years in the small market town of Pocklington near York with our three children.

Helen Allen purchased this cottage in 2001

Why Helen Allen chose Pocklington

We bought our period property (built in 1850) in Pocklington because of the town's excellent facilities, including independent shops and fabulous arts centre, and for its proximity to York and the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds. In 2010 we renovated a lovely old building in the grounds of our home, calling it Carpenter's Cottage..

What makes this cottage unique

Carpenter's Cottage is conveniently located in the heart of historic Pocklington; a very short stroll from shops, restaurants, arts centre (cinema and theatre), sports centre and Burnby Hall gardens (famous for its waterlilies). It is the perfect base for visiting the nearby city of York (13 miles) by bus or car, or for walking and cycling in the Yorkshire Wolds. Underfloor heating, wood burning stove, free wi-fi, private courtyard and off-street parking make for the ideal year round destination.

Guestbook comments from the owner

December 2, 2014

"Just returned from a short mid week stay at Carpenter's Cottage and we are already planning our return for a longer trip in the Spring. The cottage was spotless and well furnished and is perfect for a couple. There is off street parking and once parked we didn't move the car until we left, there's just no need as everything is within a couple of minutes walk. Plenty of independent shops, cafes, bars and a brilliant Arts Centre which also shows films and hosts some top artists all on your doorstep.We also visited Burnby Hall Gardens, again only a few minutes walk away and although the weather was damp and drizzly it was fantastic to return to the cottage with its heated floor, free wi-fi and cosy log burner. Looking forward to coming back soon, thanks Helen for looking after us both."

October 13, 2014

"Lovely little cottage in the perfect place for exploring York. Helen, the owner, was there to greet us with a wam welcome upon arrival. The village itself was a 30 sec walk away which was full of cute tea rooms, gift shops and plenty of places to eat. We caught the park and ride, a 15 minute drive away, into York and was lovely to be able to come back to this cute little cottage and light the log fire. We also went to the York designer outlet centre which was a 25 minute drive away. Have already recommended this cottage to friends and family."
Dec 2014
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Pocklington Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 473 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Town
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • En-suite fully tiled bathroom with WC, bath with shower over, wash basin with mirror light and shaver socket, heated towel rail, shower gel, shampoo, bath creme, toilet rolls.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with double bed, wardrobe, drawers, cabinet, full length mirror, hairdryer and stained glass window.
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: The cottage is fully private, but being situated in the grounds of our house we are available should you need any help or information during your stay. For your convenience we supply toiletries and toilet rolls, tea, coffee, sugar, pepper, salt, pint of milk, washing up liquid, dish cloths, tea towels and bin bags at no extra charge. Towels and bed linen are included. The cottage is thoroughly cleaned for your arrival. For stays of one week or longer, linen and towels are changed weekly with the option of an additional midweek clean and towel change if required at no extra charge.


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Cottage in Pocklington Near York With Log Burner, Wi Fi And Off Street Parking
average rating of 4.90625 based on 33 reviews

Fab u Lous Darling!!

  • 5 of 5

Patrick and Helen were excellent hosts and the cottage has everything needed for a short or extended break.

Great location with easy access to York, Castle Howard and stunning countryside.

The log burner was a big hit with us after long cold days visiting the city and Castle Howard.

We have no negative comments at all.

Brian and Steph x

  • Submitted: Nov 28, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Another great stay

  • 5 of 5

We have recently spent 3 nights here. It was perfect for us, close to lovely walking/cycling areas and also near the centre of Pocklington. The cottage had everything we needed and was spotlessly clean. The owners are very friendly and helpful. This was our 2nd time here and we will be back again, so much to see and do in the area plus knowing you have a lovely cottage to come home to.

  • Submitted: Nov 13, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Perfect little bolt-hole

  • 5 of 5

The cottage in Pocklington was cosy, spotlessly clean, comfortable and quiet and had everything we needed for our stay. Pocklington is a lovely little town with plenty of cafes restaurants and amenities. perfectly placed between York and the coast.

  • Submitted: Sep 27, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Had a great week at 'Carpenter's Cottage. It was home from home and everything u needed was at hand even the use of owners garden were you can talk to the chickens and we also got to taste their eggs ❤️ A beautiful wood burner stove for cosy nights in with a large supply of wood for your use. Everything was immaculately clean and there was a supply of towels, soap, shampoo, shower gel, toilet rolls etc. Plus a great selection of books to read. Good secure off road parking and 100 Metre walk you are in the town of Pocklington with lots of lovely shops, restaurants, cafes and Burnley Hall Gardens were you can spend a lovely day walking round the lily ponds and gardens and then enjoy a lovely meal or coffee or ice-cream in the lovely restaurant . Very convenient for visiting York were you can get the bus or use the handy 'park and ride' to save you worrying about where to park your car costing us £9.80 approx. Helen and Patrick are very friendly and are very close by but also giving u your own space, if you need anything were nothing is a bother.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great time

  • 5 of 5

Lovely charming cottage. Lots of personal touches. Home backed cakes and fresh eggs from the hens. Cottage is comfy, spotless and cosy. Helen and Patrick great hosts. Pocklington is an ideal spot. A number of restaurants and bars.

Can get bus into York and it's easy to visit other places of interest.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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An enjoyable week in a lovely place

  • 5 of 5

Carpenter's Cottage is an immaculate, compact, comfortable and well - equipped little gem located in the centre of Pocklington; it was very convenient for good local shops, pubs and cafes, and for accessing surrounding areas with walks from the door. The private off-road parking is very useful or you can just as easily park on the road outside. Helen and Patrick were lovely hosts, welcoming and helpful, and we very much appreciated the blue free range eggs from Gladys, Agnes, Mavis and Phyllis who seemed to enjoy our company in the beautiful garden. When the sun shines in the morning the colours and reflections from the stained glass window in the bedroom are truly beautiful. The Bean cafe, a couple of minutes away, is most excellent - I enjoyed a turmeric latte with a huge slice of meltingly fresh apricot, orange and carrot cake which must rival anything seen on GBBO. We used the cottage as a base to catch up with old friends and visit old haunts in the area and staying here was ideal.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
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Nearest Airport
45 Miles
Leeds Bradford Airport
Nearest Barpub
20 Metres
Nearest Ferry
25 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.6 Miles
KP Club (Kilnwick Percy)
Nearest Train
13 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
50 Metres
Nearest Beach
33 Miles
Car: not necessary

Pocklington is easy to reach by bus and car. There is a regular bus service to York, Hull, Beverley and Driffield

Pocklington is a thriving and pretty market town which is well served with local shops including butchers, bakers, greengrocer, cafes, restaurants, vintage goods, boutiques, banks, 2 supermarkets and a convenience store - all within walking distance of the cottage. In addition, there is a market every Tuesday. The arts centre hosts well known artists and comedians and screens many of the latest films. York is within a short drive, park and ride or bus ride from Pocklington and is a fabulous day out. Burnby Hall gardens and museum with its stunning waterlily lakes is close to the cottage, and in Summer hosts brass band concerts. For walkers and cyclists, Pocklington is right at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds - the landscape that inspires artist, David Hockney - and there are many beautiful walks and rides from your doorstep.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees

The property may be booked online using the Book Now button. Alternatively, we accept payment by bank transfer or cheque.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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