The Handsome exterior
Well equipped kitchen
Open up a bottle of your favourite tipple
Relax on the leather sofa's
Cosy with log burning fire
Lovely features
The sumptous kingsize bed
relax in the gorgeous roll top bath
Fancy an ivigorating shower before you set out  for the day.
Nice little touches
Log burning fire
Are you celebrating a special occassion?
Ask the owner for some eggs.
1 / 14  The Handsome exterior
2 / 14  Well equipped kitchen
3 / 14  Open up a bottle of your favourite tipple
4 / 14  Relax on the leather sofa's
5 / 14  Cosy with log burning fire
6 / 14  Lovely features
7 / 14  The sumptous kingsize bed
8 / 14  relax in the gorgeous roll top bath
9 / 14  Fancy an ivigorating shower before you set out for the day.
10 / 14  Nice little touches
11 / 14  Log burning fire
12 / 14  Welcome
13 / 14  Are you celebrating a special occassion?
14 / 14  Ask the owner for some eggs.

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
Sky TV
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
  • Welcoming countryside pub and village located within 1 mile
  • Sitting within easy driving distance of York and its attractions


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.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 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
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • 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

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.

This property is personally managed by Melanie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 7 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Alyson 28th February 2020

Lovely cottage with many original features. Bread, milk, wine and home made cake on arrival.

Reviewed by Lisa 20th December 2019

Settled in straight away at Darcys cottage, felt like Id stepped back in time. Location is great for getting straight onto the bypass for travelling to York and the coast

Reviewed by Joe 11th November 2019

The cottage was very comfortable, and the welcome was very warm.

Reviewed by Joanna 30th September 2019

Darcy's Cottage is an ideal place to stay. Only 20 mins outside the city of York. Park and ride only 8 mins drive away and so easy to use. Holtby is a lovely small village and ideal for visiting many beautiful places. Michelle the owner was extremely helpful and nothing was an effort. She made our stay very welcome with home made jam, bread and banRead moreana cake when we arrived. I would definitely recommend staying here and would love to return. Hide

Reviewed by Amy 19th August 2019

Fantastically spacious and well appointed cottage. It was the perfect blend of comfort and laid back luxury. Great hosting and thoughtful touches. We had a very happy first family holiday away with our baby boy and dog.

Reviewed by Caroline 1st July 2019

Absolutely fabulous holiday cottage. Had the best holiday in ages as the cottage was so comfortable. It was well stocked and a lovely surprise with all the extras in the fridge. Cake was delicious too. Brilliant location so close to York.

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The Handsome exterior
Well equipped kitchen
Open up a bottle of your favourite tipple
Relax on the leather sofa's
Cosy with log burning fire
Lovely features
The sumptous kingsize bed
relax in the gorgeous roll top bath
Fancy an ivigorating shower before you set out  for the day.
Nice little touches
Log burning fire
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Note: As the postcode is used to identify the general area of the property, it may not always reflect its precise location, therefore please only use this map as a guide.

With a varied landscape of windswept dales, heather-clad moors and dramatic coast, interspersed with picturesque towns and villages, vibrant cities and a rich historical heritage, Yorkshire is rightly considered one of Britain's premier holiday destinations. Known as 'God's Own County', Yorkshire has nearly one-third of England's National Parkland, two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and three sections of coastline designated as Heritage Coast.

Offering infinite opportunities for lovers of the great outdoors, the wild expanse of the Yorkshire Dales National Park in North and West Yorkshire is a glorious mix of awe-inspiring scenery, imposing castles, characterful Dales' villages and drystone walls. While to the east, the North York Moors National Park offers atmospheric moorland, fragrant pine forests and charming towns tucked away within steep-sloped valleys. Extending all the way to the Yorkshire Coast, you can even experience a traditional day at the seaside at popular resorts including Whitby, Flamborough and Scarborough. It's a beautiful terrain to explore.

A visit to the historical city of York is a must. Renowned for its medieval architecture, the magnificent York Minster and a myriad of museums, independent shops and exceptional eateries, you will not be disappointed. Then there's the chalk landscape of the Yorkshire Wolds, known to have inspired David Hockney. And with a packed calendar of events and festivals each year, including the Malton Food Festival, the Tour de Yorkshire and the Great Yorkshire Show, there's always something exciting to enjoy.

Our holiday cottages in Yorkshire are handpicked to ensure a luxurious and uniquely memorable experience. From dog-friendly cottages in the country to large family houses by the sea and romantic retreats in the city, we have a holiday in Yorkshire to suit everyone.

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