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The Handsome exterior
Cosy with log burning fire
Well equipped kitchen
Open up a bottle of your favourite tipple
The sumptous kingsize bed
relax in the gorgeous roll top bath
Relax on the leather sofa's
Fancy an ivigorating shower before you set out  for the day.
Welcome
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1 / 10  The Handsome exterior
2 / 10  Cosy with log burning fire
3 / 10  Well equipped kitchen
4 / 10  Open up a bottle of your favourite tipple
5 / 10  The sumptous kingsize bed
6 / 10  relax in the gorgeous roll top bath
7 / 10  Relax on the leather sofa's
8 / 10  Fancy an ivigorating shower before you set out for the day.
9 / 10  Welcome
10 / 10  Nice little touches

Darcy's Cottage

York, North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Complex of properties
Open fire / wood burner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Sky TV
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Romantic retreat sleeping two guests, offering space for two four-legged friends to join you
  • Located in the centre of pretty Yorkshire Wold's village, Holtby, a walkers paradise with walks on the door step
  • Sunny courtyard with BBQ to enjoy on sunny days
Property code: G0043

This delightful bolthole is set behind Holtby House, a beautiful Georgian manor house in the centre of a pretty Yorkshire Wold's village called Holtby. This luxury cottage has a lovely aspect looking out onto a sunny courtyard to the front. This is the perfect getaway choice for a romantic break for two, for those of you who like to be close to a city, in this case York, and still be situated with village environs.

 

Inside you'll find a gorgeous bespoke kitchen with granite worktops, stone floors and period range. Fully-equipped for all your self-catering needs, it includes an oven and hob, and other hand appliances. This leads onto a comfortable lounge complete with its wood burner and leather sofa to sink into at the end of the day of touring the city of York and the Wolds. Throughout the property you will find all of the creature comforts you would expect including Wi-Fi, Smart TV and DVD player.

 

The master bedroom is on the first floor up a wooden staircase. The star of the show here is the king-size antique bed and lovely large window looking out onto the courtyard. The en-suite is truly stunning, with a French bateau bath, an enormous walk-in shower with rainfall shower head and WC.

 

To the front of the cottage is a neat and compact courtyard a real sun trap, perfect for a spot of al fresco dining or a pre-dinner drink during the summer months. There is a BBQ too to sizzle up some delicious treats, the perfect dining enhancement for any holiday.

 

  • 1 king-size bedroom with wardrobe and chest of drawers
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with French bateau bath and shower
  • Electric hob/oven, Microwave, Slimline dishwasher, fridge with icebox and Nespresso coffee maker
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • Off-road parking at cottage
  • Shop and pub within 2 miles
  • Smart TV with basic Sky package, DVD player, Bluetooth radio
  • Communal outside courtyard
  • BBQ available
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week
  • There is an Accidental Damage Deposit of £150 when booking at this property, however this may be waived for £20. We’ll provide more details about this when booking your holiday.

Situated set in the village of Holtby, a charming little village in the Yorkshire Wolds less than (6 miles) from central York. You have the best of both worlds here, the delightful small village atmosphere of old Yorkshire contrasting with the vibrant city of York. Holtby is an ideal base from which to explore all that this area has to offer. The gentle nature of the countryside here makes it an excellent location for walking and cycling so you can enjoy the rolling hills and dales of the region one day and get lost in the impressive city.

York is a must-see destination, there is even a bus stop just beside the house where you can hop on a direct bus to York every hour. This stunning medieval city is packed with independent shops, cafes and restaurants and offers some of the best sightseeing in the country. Wonder at York Minster’s beauty, explore around the cobbled streets, take a walk around the historic city walls or enjoy a drink at one of the pubs by the river. Its compact enough to see in a day, but you'll want to go back time and time again. Other highlights are the York Castle Museum, the National Railway Museum, a stroll along the River Ouse, York City Walls, the Yorvik Viking Centre, Clifford’s Tower, The Shambles (for curio shops) and the massive array of places to eat and drink. It’s a splendid city to walk around for a few days.

The Wolds are 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 are also all within easy driving distance if you fancy somewhere further afield that also make for a great daytrip.

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Wendy 21st June 2024

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Reviewed by Robert 17th May 2024

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Reviewed by Rachel 11th March 2024

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Reviewed by Matthew 26th January 2024

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A superb little cottage. Perfectly located for York (only 10mins away) and further afield, should you wish. The cottage was spotless on arrival, and the owner, Michelle, ensured a warm welcome and was always on hand if needed. Will certainly return for a second visit, and highly recommend to friends and family.

Reviewed by Gillian 19th January 2024

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Had a great stay at Darcys cottage comfy and cosy especially the bed, great bus service into York from across the road and a lovely warm welcome from the owner. Perfect.

Reviewed by Karen 8th December 2023

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A very cosy, comfortable and well equipped base for visiting York. Just be aware that the stairs are very steep and narrow - we coped but others may find them a challenge. Friendly owners and a great location - happy to recommend!

Reviewed by Jessica 4th December 2023

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Reviewed by Liz 29th September 2023

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Lovely cottage, immaculately clean. Perfect temperature in the bedroom (cool but not too cool) and a very comfortable bed meant a great night's sleep. Lovely countryside walks a few miles north, and very easy to get to York for the city break part of our holiday.

Reviewed by Cecelia 26th August 2023

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A delightful cottage. Mind that the stairs or steep. Truly a cottage in that respect. But we had all we needed with good recommendations for places to go and eat. And Michelle left us some wonderful goodies!

Reviewed by Pammie 11th August 2023

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We had a wonderful relaxing week at Darcy's Cottage and would thoroughly recommend it. The area generally is very pretty and we found it very useful having a 'park and ride' bus stop on the main road which took us into York, saving us struggling to find a car park. When we arrived there was a welcome pack for us, which we thoroughly enjoyed. The beRead mored was very comfortable and the bathroom is HUGE!!! The sitting room is beautifully furnished, including TV, coffee table & large leather sofas. Hide

Reviewed by Susan 7th July 2023

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Lovely quiet cottage with bags of character in village 5mins drive from York. Comfortable bed and luxury bathroom. Would definitely recommend this cottage to stay. Off road safe parking a bonus. Fully equipped kitchen, comfy leather settee in sitting room with sky tv and Wi-Fi

Reviewed by Callum 6th June 2023

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Perfect location for a dog friendly stay in York. Easy ~10 minute drive into town or no more than a hour away from stunning beaches & the Moors. The owner was an excellent host and made us feel most welcome. Will definitely be staying here again soon. Thank you!

Reviewed by Angela 8th May 2023

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Absolutely beautiful cottage. Immaculate and well equipped. Would love to stay again.

Reviewed by Gail 17th April 2023

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This cottage is set in a petty village with easy access into York and surrounds. Its a great base to explore and we were delighted with our experience. We had welcome gifts of eggs, milk, wine, home made jam and it made us feel so at home. The little things always have the biggest impact. Would stay again Lovely and clean with a FABULOUS bathroom.

Reviewed by Jo 24th March 2023

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Great cottage and location for access to the coast and York.

Reviewed by Susan 23rd February 2023

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We had a fantastic stay at Darcys Cottage. Lovely quiet location but just a quick drive into York. The welcome goodies were very much appreciated, especially the scones! A grassy area to take your dogs to do their business and a chat to the friendly pigs while passing! Loved the steep staircase, old kitchen oven and fireplaces. Gave the cottage reaRead morel charm. We would definitely go back Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 27th January 2023

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Amazing long weekend break, lovely cottage for a special birthday surprise. Staircase is very steep but we loved the quirky elements.

Reviewed by Susan 6th January 2023

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Lovely cottage, very comfortable with everything you need. Michelle the owner makes you very welcome and the cottage is in a perfect position for visiting York and other beautiful places. Would definitely stay again.

Reviewed by Simon 22nd December 2022

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The accommodation was very comfortable and homely and ideally situated for visiting York and North Yorkshire. The owner made us feel very welcome without being intrusive. We thoroughly enjoyed our holiday and would like to go back again and we have already recommended it to family and friends.

Reviewed by Julie 6th November 2022

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Reviewed by Sally 14th October 2022

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We had a great week staying at Darcys cottage. The property is so homely and cosy and it was fabulous to be able to take our dog with us. Michelle made us feel very welcome and the jam, scones, wine etc were a nice treat. There is a nice enclosed orchard area just behind the cottages for the dogs to use and some good walks locally too. The walking Read morebecomes even more spectacular if you venture further afield to Castle Howard area, Dalby Forest etc. Highly recommend this cottage. Hide

Reviewed by Maria 30th September 2022

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Darcys cottage was an absolute delight to stay in. The decor was beautiful. The bathroom was magical with its fabulous bath. The whole place is wonderful. Nothing in the village. But only a short car ride to York for anything you might need. Great place to stay if you want peace and quiet but a short journey to York or Whitby. We would definitely rRead moreecommend this cottage. And nothing was to much for the owners if we needed anything. Thank you. Hide

Reviewed by Marian 23rd September 2022

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We would recommend it to anyone - Michelle, the owner of Darcys cottage was so welcoming and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble and she left us such a thoughtful welcome pack of food which was much appreciated. The cottage was ideally situated to get to York and other surrounding places of interest

Reviewed by Christopher 5th August 2022

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We had an absolutely fabulous week at Darcy's Cottage at Holtby near York. It is a lovely, comfortable well equipped cottage and Michelle gave us a warm welcome with lots of handy goodies in the fridge! We entertained friends, visited York - the First bus is just a few minutes walk and takes you straight into the city. Visits were made to the Van GRead moreoch exhibition, to Helmsley and Stamford Bridge and there was time for a bike ride on the flat lanes. We would definitely come again and recommend to Hide

Reviewed by Antony 15th July 2022

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