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Willoughby's Loft

York, North Yorkshire
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Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Luxury
Romantic
Four Poster
Parking on site / nearby
Decorated for Christmas
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A bright and inviting holiday home just outside York with private patio to enjoy sunny days
  • This is an ideal romantic retreat for a couple
  • Perfect for exploring the Yorkshire Wolds an d within easy reach of the Howardian Hills
Property code: G0177

Come and stay at this charming and hopelessly romantic cottage. This gorgeous one-bedroom bolthole is set in a pretty village just outside York and is ideal for couples looking to explore this vibrant historic city. With its fabulous interiors and beautiful location, it's also rather perfect for honeymoons too!

Set within a recently converted building on the grounds of a stunning manor house, this property is a peaceful retreat designed for two. The layout is upside down, with a spacious master bedroom on the ground floor and the living accommodation upstairs.

Make your way in via the entrance hall and step into a bright contemporary bedroom. This generous room boasts warm oak floorboards and a striking king-size four-poster bed. Patio doors lead out onto a private sun-filled patio which looks directly towards the walled gardens of this period house. Wake up early in the morning, throw open the doors and let the birds' dawn chorus drift softly into the room. The en-suite bathroom in this spacious room is equally impressive. A generous wet room with a large stand-in shower, monsoon shower head and heated floors is the perfect retreat. We love the sleek modern design, the ideal place to freshen up every day.

Let's move upstairs to discover the large living area, a light-filled space with stunning views out to the garden from the French doors. There's a cosy lounge area with a comfortable leather sofa to cuddle up on. Settle down in the evenings with a movie on the LCD Smart TV which also comes equipped with satellite channels. There's Wi-Fi included too if you want to catch up with friends and relatives online.

The kitchen and dining area are also up here. The immaculate bespoke kitchen boasts chunky wooden doors, a shiny marble worktop and a stylish Smeg fridge/freezer. You'll find all mod cons and plenty of cooking equipment and crockery if you're a bit of a foodie. Rustle up something special and enjoy a romantic meal for two as you plan the next day's activities.

Outside, the property really lives up to its name. Settle down on the completely private patio and enjoy a lazy lunch alfresco, with only the sound of birds to disturb you. The extensive grounds of the main house are available for your use and include a large lawned garden and orchard to explore. There are also rare-breed pigs and chickens to discover. This delightful property is a little slice of holiday heaven in Yorkshire.

  • 1 bedroom with a king-size four-poster bed
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Fridge/freezer, combination microwave oven and coffee maker 
  • Smart TV and DVD player in lounge
  • TV in bedroom 
  • Bluetooth radio
  • Patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Pub and shop within 2 miles
  • This property will be decorated for Christmas
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00, unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog 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.

The loft is set in the village of Holtby, a charming little village in the Yorkshire Wolds less than 7 miles from central York. You have the best of both worlds here, the delightful small village atmosphere of old Yorkshire twinned with the vibrant city of York nearby.

The jewel in North Yorkshire's crown, we think this is one of the best visitor destinations in England. But don't just take our word for it. Voted 'Best UK City' by the Telegraph's travel section in 2008, York is a favourite amongst even the most seasoned of travellers. Make your way around its medieval cobbled streets and discover the many shops, cafes and restaurants.

Holtby is an ideal base from which to explore all that this area has to offer. Still a relatively quiet location in terms of tourism, the Yorkshire Wolds are a range of beautiful low rolling hills rising from the river Humber and sweeping along to the stunning cliffs at Flamborough Head, peppered with countless pretty villages and towns. A favourite with David Hockney, it inspired many of his greatest works including 'Bigger Trees Near Warter in 2007' - his largest ever work. The gentle nature of the countryside here also 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. The Yorkshire Coast, North York Moors and Yorkshire Coast also make for a great day trip.

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 28 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lesley 10th May 2024

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Willoughbys Loft is a brilliant find. We loved the inverted accommodation with the bedroom and bathroom downstairs and the kitchen and living accommodation upstairs, affording a view of the garden. So quiet and tucked away in beautiful countryside yet so near York and convenient for many other places of interest. Its beautifully modern, clean lightRead more and airy with a well equipped kitchen and very comfortable bed. Hide

Reviewed by Keith 12th April 2024

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Television set up could be a little easier to understand /sort out - minor recommend action Overall really pleased with everything Definitely recommend to family and friends Definitely will go back Very enjoyable holiday

Reviewed by Evelyn 8th December 2023

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our stay was really good as the location was pretty close to york and a lot of amenities .

Reviewed by Robert 20th October 2023

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Reviewed by Holly 13th October 2023

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Reviewed by Jo 8th September 2023

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Reviewed by Sarah 18th August 2023

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Had a wonderful holiday. Willoughbys Loft is a wonderful place to stay. Perfect location. Our dog loved the views out of the Juliet Balcony and so did we.

Reviewed by Taryn 4th August 2023

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Absolutely fabulous cottage well located to York. Cottage was stunning and spotlessly clean and extremely well equipped. All fixtures and fittings and materials to a very high standard. A wonderful host very accmmodating whilst allowing privacy and space. The welcome pack had all homemade produce which was delicious and a lovely surprise. Would we Read morereturn....absolutely! Hide

Reviewed by Michelle 28th July 2023

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Reviewed by Christopher 9th June 2023

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Reviewed by Jacqueline 26th May 2023

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Really lovely break. Cottage very comfortable.

Reviewed by Alan 19th May 2023

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We stayed at Willoughby loft from 19th May to 26th May 2023. Notified Michelle the owner what time we would be arriving and we were greeted by her and she showed us around the property. The amenities are top quality and we could not fault the property. Plenty of information on places to go, eating etc, in the booklet, Nothing was too much trouble fRead moreor Michelle. So we have booked to stay again later in the year for another week. Nice and quiet and of road parking. Great place to explore from Hide

Reviewed by Peter 12th May 2023

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Reviewed by Mandy 14th April 2023

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Beautiful holiday home close to York. Good quality appliances and comfortable bed. Lovely view of the garden from the lounge. Loads of places to visit nearby. Appreciated the welcome pack which contained some homemade jam and scones. We had such a fab week that we didn't want to go home!

Reviewed by Mario 24th March 2023

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The cottage we stayed was very clean and comfortable, a pleasant get away break

Reviewed by Barbara 20th February 2023

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Really lovely accommodation and really lovely people, thank you,

Reviewed by Douglas 4th February 2023

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beautiful cottage, pretty little village just outside York, handy for Castle Howard. Owner very friendly and helpful, really nice welcome pack and .... pigs.... yes pigs! at the bottom of the garden, just idyllic, Oh and there is a peacock in the garden too.

Reviewed by Hayley 27th January 2023

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The cottage was perfectly fine.

Reviewed by Mark 18th November 2022

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Amazing place, everything needed for a relaxing today was on hand. I would thoroughly recommend this property.

Reviewed by sue 16th September 2022

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Lovely cosy cottage Ideally placed for exploring York and the coast and lots of fabulous gardens Host is very friendly and helpful Lovely welcome pack too!

Reviewed by Fiona 9th September 2022

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Lovely cottage with everything we needed. Michelle was so nice and welcoming, and the little extra treats were much appreciated. Our holiday was unfortunately cut short but loving Yorkshire as we do we will no doubt return in the future.

Reviewed by Robert 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Bill 5th August 2022

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Lovely topsy turvy cottage. very comfortable. The shower is to die for. Lovely host and lovely area.

Reviewed by Kay 29th July 2022

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A great place to stay with every comfort. A good position to visit York (we used the bus) and gain access to many of North Yorkshire beautiful scenery and attractions. We went to Harrogate, Whitby, Pickering, and Thornton le Dale. Our host was very welcoming.

Reviewed by James 15th July 2022

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The cottage was really lovely and a delightful place to stay and relax. The owners were very helpful and friendly and the welcome pack a great extra .

Reviewed by Jennifer 8th July 2022

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Ideally situated for exploring York and surrounding countryside. Park & Ride is close by. Good access to coastal towns, we visited Bridlington on a very hot day.

Reviewed by Louise 10th June 2022

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Lovely cottage and great location for exploring the area. Very generous welcome pack provided. Cottage was clean and well equipped. Would definitely return.

Reviewed by Christine 20th May 2022

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