Fabulous cottage with beautiful views and garden
Al fresco dining any time of the day or night
The open-plan living area is cosy and comfy
The wood burner is a great addition
Relax in the inviting open-plan living space
Unwind in the comfortable lounge area
Cosy up in front of the wood burner at the end of the day
The living area is flooded with natural light
A well-equipped kitchen area in which to prepare your meals
Everything you need to rustle up a bite to eat
There's a view to the garden from the stable style door
Dine in after a day out
The charming, romantic bedroom completes the property
Sumptuous bedding ready to climb into
Admire the view from the bedroom window
There's ample storage in the bedroom
The delightful bedroom oozes character
The en-suite shower room
Plenty of outside space
Welcome to this lovely barn conversion
Pop your walking boots on
1 / 21  Fabulous cottage with beautiful views and garden
2 / 21  Al fresco dining any time of the day or night
3 / 21  The open-plan living area is cosy and comfy
4 / 21  The wood burner is a great addition
5 / 21  Relax in the inviting open-plan living space
6 / 21  Unwind in the comfortable lounge area
7 / 21  Cosy up in front of the wood burner at the end of the day
8 / 21  The living area is flooded with natural light
9 / 21  A well-equipped kitchen area in which to prepare your meals
10 / 21  Everything you need to rustle up a bite to eat
11 / 21  There's a view to the garden from the stable style door
12 / 21  Dine in after a day out
13 / 21  The charming, romantic bedroom completes the property
14 / 21  Sumptuous bedding ready to climb into
15 / 21  Admire the view from the bedroom window
16 / 21  There's ample storage in the bedroom
17 / 21  The delightful bedroom oozes character
18 / 21  The en-suite shower room
19 / 21  Plenty of outside space
20 / 21  Welcome to this lovely barn conversion
21 / 21  Pop your walking boots on


Hovingham, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Charming bijou barn conversion sleeping 2 in a small country hamlet
  • Hop in the car to visit the local pub and shop within 2 miles
  • Surrounded by the stunning Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Well situated for visiting the very best of North Yorkshire's attractions whilst offering a truly peaceful getaway
  • Travel 9 miles south to the picture-perfect Castle Howard to discover a piece Britain's rich history
Property code: G0069

An exquisite quaint barn conversion tucked away in the breathtaking Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering a truly tranquil getaway for two in a romantic countryside setting.

Take a look at this exquisite bijou barn conversion tucked away in the Howardian Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Located 17 miles north of York, this romantic cottage ticks every box in terms of interiors, location and charm. It's the perfect choice for couples looking to escape to the country in style.

This cottage has a real chocolate box feel about it with its honey sandstone exterior and calm grey tones inside. Reminiscent of Brittany-style gites, it's like discovering your own adult-sized fairy house at the bottom of the garden.

Step inside to find a stylish and elegant open-plan living space home to the lounge, kitchen and dining area. High beamed ceilings, traditional Yorkshire flagstone floors, hues of grey and immaculate furnishings combine to give a sophisticated appeal.

In the lounge area there's a cosy wood burner to curl up beside and radiators throughout keeping the whole cottage nice and toasty. (A basket of logs is provided and more is available locally if needed).

You have the choice of a comfy sofa protected by a handsome stag or an armchair right in front of the fire. Settle down with a good book and a cup of Yorkshire tea for the afternoon. There's a TV and DVD player available and above the TV an antique cupboard is stocked full of DVDs and books for your entertainment.

Making great use of the space you'll find everything you need in the kitchen to rustle up dinner with all the usual equipment provided. There's a dishwasher, induction hob, combined oven with microwave and fridge with icebox freezer.

Make your way through to find the bedroom, a surprisingly spacious and romantic room decorated in a French style. This bed is sized as a large double, so plenty of room to stretch out and relax.

Another large sash window offers further views out into the garden and there's a window seat so you can take it all in. In the morning, throw open the curtains, open the window and hop back into bed with the sound of birdsong to welcome in the day.

The bedroom enjoys an en-suite shower room with a walk-in shower and WC. Complimentary toiletries are provided.

There is much to enjoy outside this charming holiday home. A generous garden laid to lawn and bordered by flowerbeds offers plenty of space to throw out a picnic blanket and enjoy the Yorkshire sunshine. A pretty bench sits in front of the barn, the perfect spot for your morning coffee with the sights and sounds of nature all around you.

There's a mini orchard with plum and apple trees to wander around and wildlife abounds here. Birds, pheasants, partridges and even the occasional deer can be spotted from the comfort of your garden. Patio furniture provided is ideal for enjoying balmy summer evenings. And you're welcome to dip into the 7ft herb garden too.

Storage for bikes is available upon request if you want to discover the stunning countryside here on wheels.

This property welcomes infants and can provide a travel cot if required.

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

  • 1 large double bedroom and WC
  • 1 en-suite shower room
  • Hob, oven, microwave, fridge, icebox, dishwasher
  • Outside seating area and garden
  • Cosy wood burner
  • Electricity and heating included
  • Off-road parking
  • LCD TV, DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 small dogs welcome
  • Complimentary toiletries and towels provided
  • Travel cot available
  • Shop and pub within 2 miles
  • BBQ available
  • Storage for bikes upon request

This quaint holiday cottage is set within a small hamlet 17 miles north of York. Its surrounded by stunning countryside and lovely villages with cafes and pubs, with lots of walks right from the doorstep.

The nearest village is Hovingham (3 miles), a real picture-postcard North York Moors village with chocolate box sandstone cottages, a tea room, shop and a couple of pubs to choose from. Hovingham Hall is open to the public and is a nice way to spend some time. Nearby there's an award-winning lavender farm, with its deer and sculpture park, tearoom and gift shop, it's a great day out for all ages.

Perfectly positioned to visit the very best of North Yorkshire, this cottage sits in an area known as The Golden Triangle within the Howardian Hills. Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1987, this land of lush pasture and woodland plays host to grand country houses, atmospheric ruins and handsome market towns. Head 8 miles north to Helmsley and you’re in the North York Moors National Park with its breathtaking scenery of heather covered hills and lush green dales.

The beautiful market town of Helmsley is a must visit during your stay. You'll find lots of gorgeous little independent shops and great foodie options. In the opposite direction, the foodie-haven of Malton (11 miles) is another market town worth a stop with its rows of pretty Georgian shops.

The village of Sheriff Hutton is just 6 miles away, a charming little place very typical of this area of Yorkshire. You'll find two pubs, the local store, a wine shop and a delightful deli/cafe.

Magnificent Castle Howard is 8 miles away and a must during your visit to this area. This stunning stately home and gardens is a pleasure to walk around, and there's a lovely lakeside cafe to enjoy too. On your way home, pop into the farm shop and deli here to stock up on the finest local produce.

You're 17 miles from the beautiful medieval city of York, home to the breathtaking York Minster, and hundreds of great shops and restaurants. Explore the cobbled streets of The Shambles and take a step back in time.

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 17 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Ann 21st October 2019

Gingerlily is ideal for couples and has everything you could possibly need for a few nights stay. Decorated and equipped to a very high standard. The welcome pack is excellent and a really nice touch.

Reviewed by Christopher 30th August 2019

A really nice and well equipped property in a lovely rural location. Spotlessly clean and tastefully decorated. Very pleasantly surprised at the amount of goodies that were supplied by the owners. We had a lovely week there with our dog.

Reviewed by Gerard 2nd August 2019

Everything was as we expected it to be. The cottage was clean, comfortable and well equipped. The only issue we had was that there were no walks close to the cottage for strollers rather than ramblers.

Reviewed by Jane 26th July 2019

A thoughtfully presented small cottage with a lovely welcome pack. We had a good break here in spite of mixed weather. The cottage is ideally situated for exploring the delights of N Yorkshire.

Reviewed by Paul 28th June 2019

Everything about gingerlily was absolutely perfect! The welcome pack was very generous. Fully kitted out for every need. The owners really have thought about everything you could possibly want, even down to a brolly!!Perfect size for couple.Parking is excellent and nice private garden. I cant recommend this cottage enough. 5 stars just doesnt do itRead more justice. Hide

Reviewed by Bernadette 21st June 2019

This gorgeous cottage lived up to the description given. The private parking area, access to the orchard. plus all the little extra s to make the guest feel right at home added to the experience . Just wish we could have stayed longer

Reviewed by Eric 7th June 2019

A beautiful location ...just a little far to walk to pub at night ...

Reviewed by Pam 24th May 2019

Lovely place and a lovely forest walk close by. Perfect location, great pubs and lots of places to visit.

Reviewed by Bridget & Eamonn

We had a lovely relaxing break at this quiet and peaceful cottage. The welcome basket was very generous and thoughtful - we especially liked the homemade preserves and raspberry gin and the 'bantam-hen' eggs.

Reviewed by Jules 19th February 2019

Lovely clean & well equipped cottage. The welcome pack was a perfect start to our holiday.

Reviewed by Jon 16th February 2019

My wife Sharon and our 2 boxers Ruby and Flint had a lovely week for my birthday an valentines day.The cottage was spotless and has all you need, the welcome hamper was greatly appreciated.The location is very peaceful with nice walks and we enjoyed the garden for a morning coffee.Highly recommendedThank youDid not want to come home!!

Reviewed by Nick 8th February 2019

We had a wonderful and very cosy weekend stay tucked up in Gingerlily. The cottage itself is small but perfectly formed, very stylish and we loved the owners attention to detail. It's also very peaceful and with some lovely walks on your doorstep and lots to explore in the surrounding villages and towns. We will definitely be back!

Reviewed by Sharon 21st January 2019

We had a snowy, relaxing long weekend in Gingerlily. The cottage is spotlessly clean, comfortable and cosy, the log burner gives out plenty of heat and is easy to light. The welcome pack was great including wine, beer, gin, bread, cheese, butter and milk. Extras included speciality teas, fresh coffee and even treats for the dogs. The owners werRead moree very accommodating. We would recommend The Star Inn nearby a Michelin Star restaurant for a treat. The walking is great - Hovingham is well worth a visit. We enjoyed our stay so much, we are planning another trip in the summer. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 2nd January 2019

A lovely bijou cottage in a beautiful location.

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Fabulous cottage with beautiful views and garden
Al fresco dining any time of the day or night
The open-plan living area is cosy and comfy
The wood burner is a great addition
Relax in the inviting open-plan living space
Unwind in the comfortable lounge area
Cosy up in front of the wood burner at the end of the day
The living area is flooded with natural light
A well-equipped kitchen area in which to prepare your meals
Everything you need to rustle up a bite to eat
There's a view to the garden from the stable style door
Show 9 moreDine in after a day out


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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