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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
Nice little touches
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
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Sky TV
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
  • Walkers paradise with walks on the door step
  • Sunny courtyard with BBQ to enjoy on sunny days
Property code: G0043

Romantic by name, romantic by nature, this bolthole cottage is the perfect getaway for those looking to enjoy a slow-paced retreat to a peaceful village, whilst sitting close to many of York's attractions.

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, TV / DVD and a radio.

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
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with French bateau bath and shower
  • Travel cot and high chair available
  • Off-road parking at cottage
  • Shop and pub within 1 mile
  • LCD TV, Bluetooth radio
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Outside courtyard
  • BBQ available
  • Park & Ride into York
  • Regular Bus Service
  • Within easy reach of the Howardian Hills
  • Visit some of the famous landmarks of the historic city of York, Harrogate 7 Beverley
  • Discover Castle Howard, Kirkham Abbey and York Minster
  • 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

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 19 guest ratings

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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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Reviewed by Ann 1st July 2022

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Lovely cottage - well presented, lovely and clean plenty of parking and in a beautiful little village. Michelle & Co obviously go out of their way to make you feel comfortable and at home. The cottage is very spacious and although the stairs are very steep and a bit narrow they are manageable.

Reviewed by Joanne 3rd June 2022

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What a fantastic place to stay. Very near york. Stayed for a week . It had everything you wanted for a comfortable stay. And lots and lots to do only a short distance away .my favourite place was breezy knees. Well worth a visit.

Reviewed by Debbie 13th May 2022

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Darcy's cottage was beautiful, lovely and cosy, spotlessly clean, wonderfully equipped, everything you could ask for. Michelle the owner, leaves basic essentials for you, bread, milk, butter, bottle of wine, homemade cake and jam, very lovely. We had a very comfortable and relaxing week. Perfectly positioned to visit lots of places, definitely wortRead moreh a stay. Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 29th April 2022

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Darcy's cottage is very well equipped and clean. The bathroom is immaculate with a lovely hot shower and the roll top bath is a blissful welcome after a long days walk. The bed is extremely comfortable too. Good location for exploring the surrounding areas. The host Michelle was very welcoming and provided plenty of information. We would probably tRead morery one of the other cottages on offer if we visit the area again, but would highly recommend. Hide

Reviewed by Steven 22nd April 2022

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Excellent accommodation and a lovely welcome on arrival from hostess, Welcome pack was gratefully received on arrival. We throughly enjoyed our stay at Darcys cottage. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed by John 25th March 2022

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The cottage was amazing thank you for a lovely stay in Yorkshire definitely five stars rating given, would love to stay here again as the holiday went too quick ! Regards John & Donna from Lymington, Hampshire

Reviewed by Dawn 19th February 2022

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Reviewed by Chris 3rd December 2021

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Reviewed by Jenny 29th October 2021

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Beautiful cottage very clean and has everything we needed Very helpful owner who greeted us on arrival One of the nicest cottages I have stayed in for years

Reviewed by Lawrence 8th October 2021

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So pleased we chose to stop here. This is a lovely cottage in a great location. We had a great week and would certainly recommend it. (Use monks cross for park and ride into York)

Reviewed by Trina 10th September 2021

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Lovely cottage, friendly owner and beautiful area to stay

Reviewed by Stacey 27th August 2021

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Gorgeous place to stay, beautiful cottage with everything we needed, set in a lovely village perfectly placed for visiting the Yorkshire Moors, Whitby on the coast and so close to York itself. Loved every minute of the holiday and such a gorgeous place to relax in.

Reviewed by Clare 14th April 2021

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Location

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