The gorgeous exterior
Welcoming Lounge with wood burning fire
Kitchen with granite tops.
What will you rustle up this evening?
Open-plan living and kitchen.
Cosy bedroom with Kingsize bed.
Light and airy bedroom with kingsize bed.
Superking bed which can be made into 2 singles
Alfresco this evening, why not!
Take a walk, sit and enjoy the views
Everything you need to enjoy your stay.
Enjoy a long soak in the stylish slipper bath.
Havean invograting shower after day out seeing the sites of Yorkshire.
Visit Bettys whilst you are in Yorkshire.
Twin beds which can be made into a superking bed.
View to the garden.
Garden furniture for you to enjoy those summer evenings
Gorgeous exterior
These little piggies stayed at home!
Village life
Celebrations perhaps?
1 / 23  The gorgeous exterior
2 / 23  Welcoming Lounge with wood burning fire
3 / 23  Kitchen with granite tops.
4 / 23  What will you rustle up this evening?
5 / 23  Open-plan living and kitchen.
6 / 23  Cosy bedroom with Kingsize bed.
7 / 23  Light and airy bedroom with kingsize bed.
8 / 23  Superking bed which can be made into 2 singles
9 / 23  Alfresco this evening, why not!
10 / 23  Take a walk, sit and enjoy the views
11 / 23  Everything you need to enjoy your stay.
12 / 23  Welcome.
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14 / 23  Enjoy a long soak in the stylish slipper bath.
15 / 23  Havean invograting shower after day out seeing the sites of Yorkshire.
16 / 23  Visit Bettys whilst you are in Yorkshire.
17 / 23  Twin beds which can be made into a superking bed.
18 / 23  View to the garden.
19 / 23  Garden furniture for you to enjoy those summer evenings
20 / 23  Gorgeous exterior
21 / 23  These little piggies stayed at home!
22 / 23  Village life
23 / 23  Celebrations perhaps?


York, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Family friendly
Sky TV
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Attractive cottage nestled within the pretty village of Holtby
  • Plenty of space to host two canines alongside the family
  • Explore the rolling hills and walking paths that surround this home from home
  • Visit the attractions within York such as iconic York Minster and the York Maze.
Property code: G0045

Stunning brick cottage offering a home from home for up to four, sitting behind a beautiful Georgian manor in the centre of a charming Yorkshire Wold's village, boasting scenic walks and a welcoming country pub.

Accessed through an arched gateway in a walled garden, this magical two-bedroom holiday cottage set in a pretty village just 15 minutes from central York. Secluded, romantic and gorgeous; the perfect luxury Yorkshire cottage for couples and small families alike.

Evoking a distinctive Alice in Wonderland-style entrance to the property, it promises and delivers something special. A stunning brick cottage, it sits behind a beautiful Georgian-era manor house in the centre of a charming Yorkshire Wold's village. The cottage has a lovely aspect looking out onto towards the gardens and orchard of the manor house.

Step inside to discover a stylish open plan living space with the kitchen to your right and the living area to your left. The hand-crafted kitchen is really well proportioned and comes complete with everything you would expect of a cottage of this quality. There's a dishwasher, large fridge-freezer and a range cooker with gas hob. There's also a washing machine here too and a handy WC with underfloor heating. The handsome dining table nestles comfortably by the stairs. Seating up to four guests in comfort, it's a very pleasant spot for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Make your way on over to the spacious living area. Plenty of room for you to spread out and relax. Fire up the wood burner and choose the latest movie on the TV. Or just put your feet up and indulge in a glossy magazine with a nice cup of tea. Wi-Fi is included too if you want to catch up with your world.

Both bedrooms in this lovely cottage near York are set upstairs. The master is a fabulous bedroom with double aspect views across the gardens and grounds. There is a stunning double height arched window to enjoy and a beautiful cast iron king-size bed too. The second bedroom is just along the landing, an adorable twin room which the owner will make up as a super-king or twin depending on your preferences. Kids will also love the rabbit night-light in here. The views from this room are simply fantastic. The family bathroom sits between the two, a real jaw-dropper with its huge free-standing bath and large walk-in shower. There's a Smart mirror which has a light responsive to touch and plenty of natural light streaming in from the skylights. It's the perfect bathroom to take your time in. Enjoy a long lazy soak after a day's shopping in York.

Outside the cottage really lives up to its name. Settle down on the completely private patio and enjoy lunch al fresco, 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 garden and lawn, an orchard and a treehouse for little ones to explore. There are also rare-breed pigs and chickens to discover.

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

  • 2 bedrooms: 1 king-size and 1 twin which can be made up into a super-king on request
  • 1 family bathroom boasting a freestanding bath and walk-in shower
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Shop and pub within half a mile
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • LCD TV
  • Sky TV
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Outside seating area and garden
  • Resident farm animals
  • Lawned area and tree house, perfect for children
  • Kitchen: oven, hob, microwave, fridge/freezer
  • Underfloor heating
  • 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

Set in the village of Holtby, a charming little village in the Yorkshire Wolds less than 15 minutes 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.

The jewel in North Yorkshire's crown, we think York is one of the best visitor destinations in England. But don't just take our word for it. York (6 miles) is a favourite amongst even the most seasoned of travellers. Make your way around its medieval cobbled streets and discover its 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. The gentle nature of the countryside here makes it an excellent location for walking and cycling. The Wolds are home to many historical homes and religious sites, as well as one of Yorkshire's largest lavender gardens.

This property is personally managed by Melanie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 8 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Therese 20th December 2019

A lovely countryside, dog friendly cottage within an easy drive to York, the Howardian hills and the coast. A welcoming, friendly and accommodating host, We had a lovely time and hope to come back soon.

Reviewed by Fran 29th November 2019

This cottage is in a great location for exploring York, Castle Howard and surrounding areas. The cottage is beautifully clean, well equipped with very comfortable beds and a good sized kitchen with a lovely sitting area. There was cake on arrival. We were very happy!

Reviewed by Jennetta 9th August 2019

My family stayed at Dashwood Cottage within this complex in August 2019. The cottage was delightful. Very well modernised with a fab bathroom and nice open plan layout downstairs. Kitchen fully equipped. The owner, Michelle, was lovely and had even provided a welcome basket which was much appreciated! Easy access to York too. Highly recommend this Read moreaccommodation. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 26th July 2019

Reviewed by Alan 27th May 2019

Reviewed by TONY 23rd February 2019

Great location and warm welcome just outside the hustle and bustle of York, highly recommend

Reviewed by Julie 30th December 2018

this cottage is far from being gorgeous. We booked the cottage to be able to use all of its facilities, unfortunately this was not the case. The cooker, pots and pans were filthy. The fire still had the remenants of the previous guests. And we were disturbed relics on the second day by the owner looking for an item that had been left by a previous Read moreguest ! If this cottage had been serviced correctly there would have been no need to disturb our stay. Overall very poor, gorgeous cottages not interested either with my concerns. Would of been better staying at a travel lodge Hide

Reviewed by Pam 29th August 2018

Really enjoyed staying at this hidden gem, a great place to escape to and really switch off and relax. Beautiful gardens to explore and everything you need for a home from home holiday. So many things to see and do in the area and lovely to have this comfortable cottage to use if the weather isn't brilliant. Would definitely visit again if only to Read morego shopping in the wonderful York city. Hide

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The gorgeous exterior
Welcoming Lounge with wood burning fire
Kitchen with granite tops.
What will you rustle up this evening?
Open-plan living and kitchen.
Cosy bedroom with Kingsize bed.
Light and airy bedroom with kingsize bed.
Superking bed which can be made into 2 singles
Alfresco this evening, why not!
Take a walk, sit and enjoy the views
Everything you need to enjoy your stay.
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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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