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Little Owl Barn

Ellerton, East Riding
VE We’re good to go scheme
Sleeps 6
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms 3
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
4 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Spend your evenings relaxing in the garden underneath the stars in peaceful surroundings
  • Curl up around the wood-burner during those winter escapes and get cosy in this home away from home
  • Set in a sleepy Yorkshire village with countryside walks on the doorstep, and the city of York a short drive away
Property code: 78530

Ideal for families and couples wanting a relaxing break this property offers stylish furnishings and spacious accommodation in a picturesque Yorkshire village.

This fabulous property is in an enviable location just 2 miles from footpaths running alongside the River Derwent. Tucked away just off the main street, you can enjoy a tranquil countryside location but have the benefit of a pub and a micro-brewery within 350 metres of the front door to keep you busy in the evenings. With plenty of space for six guests, this cottage is brimming with contemporary character and is a welcoming home-from-home to return to after a long day out exploring the stunning local area.

Drive up the gated driveway through lush countryside and step through the front door to be greeted by a welcoming entrance hallway followed by a spacious open-plan living area. The lounge is light and airy with fresh colours that blend perfectly with the dark-framed patio doors that look out to the garden. Snuggle up on the sofas in front of the wood burner and watch your favourites on the Smart TV, or perhaps delve into one of the books on the bookshelf. The patio doors flood the room with natural light, and you can spend sunny afternoons looking out towards the mature garden.

There’s no need to worry about returning home muddy since there’s a compact utility room with a washing machine available off the hallway to get everything clean after long hikes and adventures. You’ll also find a handy separate WC downstairs, so you don’t have to traipse up the stairs through the bedrooms.

The huge kitchen is a culinary guest’s delight with everything you need to cook up a storm surrounded by trendy downlighting and dark, sleek worktops for a high-end feel. Sit at the breakfast bar with a glass of wine as the chef cooks, or get stuck in and help with the prep since there’s no such thing as too many cooks in here. Enjoy long, sociable meals at the dining table that will fit everyone comfortably; you could even grab a boardgame from the lounge area and spend the evening chatting and challenging each other until it’s time for bed.

Climb the stairs to the bedrooms and choose your favourite; every room has clean and crisp, soothing decor with added homely touches and splashes of colour to add a little bit of indulgence to your slumber. The king-size zip-and-link room, which can be made up into twins on request, features lovely wooden beams and double windows to create an airy feel. Each bedroom has its own en-suite so you’ll avoid queues in the morning; the two king-size rooms have contemporary shower rooms while the double room benefits from a shower over the bath that’s perfect for a relaxing soak after a long day out walking. Just watch your head on the sloping ceiling!

Outside, a delightful patio area is the ideal spot for al fresco dining; spend long warm evenings chatting away with your guests and your favourite evening tipple. Wander through the impeccably-kept garden and see what plants you can spot. Spend peaceful moments by the fenced pond as you reflect on the wonderful time you’ve had in this fantastic holiday home.

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

  • 3 bedrooms - 1 king-size, 1 king-size zip-and-link (which can be made up as a twin with 2'6" single beds on request) and 1 double
  • 2 en-suite shower rooms with WC and 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Downstairs WC
  • Electric oven and hob, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and microwave
  • Utility room with washing machine
  • Wood burner - 1st basket of logs provided
  • Smart TV and DVD in the lounge, with a selection of DVD's
  • WIFI, heating and electric included
  • Enclosed garden and patio area with a fenced off pond
  • Parking for 4 cars
  • Pub within walking distance
  • Regret no children under 5 yrs old

If you’re a golf fan, make sure you bring your clubs as there’s a course just 3 miles away. For those of you that aren’t bothered about teeing off, there’s also a spa on site that might take your fancy. But for shops, restaurants, museums and more, York (21 miles) is the place to go.

The jewel in North Yorkshire's crown, we think York is one of the best short break destinations in England and is a favourite amongst even the most seasoned of travellers. This ancient walled city has been the north's spiritual capital for 2,000 years, but that's not to say it is stuck in the past; York's affluent population and its influx of tourist pounds has helped to create a cultural and commercial oasis. History seeps out of every cobbled street, but the crooked old buildings house a fantastic range of contemporary designer shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.

Everywhere in York is easily reachable by foot as this small but perfectly formed city houses most of its main attractions within the city walls. Middle Ages town planning means it can take quite some time to get your bearings but finding your way around the labyrinth of warped streets is part of the fun. Make sure you take in York Minster, The Shambles, the Railway Museum and Betty's tearoom whilst you're there.

If you are looking for outside space in which to relax, you have the choice of a number of parks and gardens, including Dean's Park next to the Minster, the Yorkshire Museum Gardens and next to the River Ouse, and slightly further afield, Rowntree Park (20.5 miles) with its children's playground, tennis courts and bowling green.

And what's more, it really is a year-round location. Summer days can be spent lounging in one of the gorgeous parks and in the autumn, York comes alive with shop windows sparkling in the dusky light. Its central location also makes a great base from which to explore the rest of glorious Yorkshire, with the Yorkshire Dales (56 miles), North York Moors (37.5 miles) and Yorkshire coastline all within easy reach for beautiful walks and adventurous days out.

If walking or cycling is your thing, there are lots of beautiful paths and routes in the area. If you fancy serious hiking, the North York Moors landscape offers some of the best trails in the country. Take a trip up to the top of the high moorlands around Blakey Ridge (48.5 miles) and breathe in that clear Yorkshire air.

The beautiful market town of Helmsley (45 miles) is within easy driving distance and is well worth a visit. Head 28.5 miles north east to find Malton, another gorgeous market town offering lots of lovely independent shops and cafes to indulge in, or the charming market town of Easingwold is a great option at 37 miles away.

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 30 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Caroline 19th November 2021

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We had a lovely peaceful weekend break with friends. The house is fantastic - well-equipped and always warm due to the heat pump system. A great base for exploring the Yorkshire countryside.

Reviewed by Philip 5th November 2021

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Stayed for a week, great cottage to stay in. 3 good sized bedrooms all en suite, great facilities, great owners, ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT

Reviewed by Karen 15th October 2021

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We had a lovely holiday in a great house. We were 3 couples celebrating a birthday and the open plan worked really well for us. The cottage was beautifully clean and felt almost brand new. The welcome pack was much appreciated and even contained gf cookies, and the owners were very helpful ( when the dishwasher was on the blink) but unobtrusive. ThRead moree village is beautiful and great for walks. Hide

Reviewed by Margaret 24th September 2021

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Reviewed by Ann 17th September 2021

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Reviewed by Michael 10th September 2021

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A fantastic property with everything that one could want for a relaxing break. There was such a lot to do and see within no more than a one-hour drive. There is also great selection of pubs with good quality food nearby.

Reviewed by Philip 3rd September 2021

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This is a really homely cottage comfortable and spacious. Furnished to a good standard, It has a secure garden for children or dogs. Beds are comfortable the showers perfect and the owners are friendly and helpful. The location is great whether you want to walk in the country explore the many towns and villages or visit the coast. Hope to return soRead moreon. Hide

Reviewed by Wendy 28th August 2021

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Excellent place to stay in quiet village location whilst being able to visit York only a 30 minute drive away and the east coastline 1.30 hrs away.Little Owl barn has all the modern equipment and had a wood burning stove if it turned chilly.We had a wonderful time.

Reviewed by Cheryl 13th August 2021

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We had a wonderful stay at Little Owl Barn! Its very spacious downstairs, everything was super clean and we had everything we needed for a very comfortable week. The bed linens were crisp white and good quality and super soft fluffy towels. The village is very peaceful and pretty and although its a short drive to any food shops, we were aware of thRead moreis and it was never a problem. Lots of interesting places to visit within an hours drive, and less than half an hour to the Park & Ride for York. Hide

Reviewed by Norma 6th August 2021

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Reviewed by Vicky 23rd July 2021

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This is a fabulous cottage in a quiet picturesque village. Lots of walks from the door or a short drive away. Plenty places to visit . Cottage was immaculate and had everything we needed including a great welcome pack. We all loved it .

Reviewed by Meryl 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by June 2nd July 2021

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This cottage is set in a small village with beautiful surrounding countryside. It is immaculately furnished and the owners have provided everything you need. It has a contained garden for dogs. Felt very relaxed and comfortable here.

Reviewed by Diane 25th June 2021

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Reviewed by Amanda 18th June 2021

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A fantastic cottage. The owners Jo and Andy are on hand if needed but leave you to enjoy the holiday. The cottage is exceptionally clean and spacious, it has everything you could need to enjoy your holiday. There is plenty of countryside on the doorstep for walks and countryside pubs for a lunch stop or just enjoy the peaceful garden for relaxing.

Reviewed by Debra 7th June 2021

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The cottage was absolutely perfect for three relaxing days with good friends. The owners, Jo and Andy were very welcoming but unobtrusive. The cottage was spotlessly clean and we loved the three beautiful bedrooms, all en-suite, which was a bonus. The huge open plan kitchen/dining/living area was just what we wanted, and one of the main reasons we Read morechose Little Owl Barn. We were a short drive from Grimston Bar park and ride, which made getting to York centre really easy . A beautiful garden too! Hide

Reviewed by Emma 4th June 2021

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We had a great weekend away at Little Owl Barn, the house was spacious for 6 adults, especially with the bonus of an en suite bathroom to each bedroom. The house was immaculately clean and the owners were so helpful and friendly, the welcome pack left for us was greatly appreciated. Thanks for a relaxing break away.

Reviewed by Paul 21st May 2021

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We loved our stay at Little Owl Barn despite the showery weather. The holiday home was finished to a very high standard with just about everything and anything you could want. The images on the website do show what to expect on arrival, the place was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. The hosts, who live next door, could not have been more helpRead moreful, happy to help but only when asked. We would recommend Little Owl Barn to anyone looking for a peaceful, comfortable stay. Hide

Reviewed by Robin 12th April 2021

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Lovely holiday rental. Exceptionally clean. Village has some lovely walks and is so quiet. Within driving distance for days out at the sea or the moors. The owners Andy and Jo were very welcoming and helpful with a couple of queries we had. Would highly recommend this property.

Reviewed by Liz 24th October 2020

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We stayed a week at this lovely cottage. A welcome basket with essentials upon arrival was a lovely touch - thank you. The owners, Jo and Andy (who lived literally next door) left us to our own devices (which we enjoy! Weve stayed at previous cottages with owners coming round every day!! This is something we didnt want!) However, they let us know tRead morehat if we needed anything, they were there! The cottage was beautiful! We will definitely be back! Thank you Hide

Reviewed by Michelle 16th October 2020

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Reviewed by Mary 2nd October 2020

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Very comfortable and well equipped cottage. Newly refurbished to a very high standard, light and airy, with a delightful enclosed garden with patio seating area.

Reviewed by Kerry 25th September 2020

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Beautiful house in a lovely little village. It has everything you need for a relaxed break away from it all. Welcome basket of kitchen essentials, snacks and prosecco was very much appreciated-including the little dog treats for Chester.

Reviewed by Pamela 18th September 2020

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We could not have wished for a better cottage to spend our holiday in. The owners were very friendly and welcoming. Our dogs loved the walks direct from the cottage gate and it was lovely to return each day to such a warm, comfortable cottage. Thank you for having us Andy and Jo.

Reviewed by Peter 28th August 2020

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Perfect property for mature family in a lovely quiet village location.

Reviewed by Kellie 21st August 2020

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Our Family had a fantastic week at Little Owl Barn,every detail had been thought of. A welcome basket including a bottle of fizz & treats for our dog was much appreciated. Jo & Andy were extremely helpful but not Intrusive.The cottage was spotless. A large but cosy cottage,great for exploring North Yorkshire. We had Sainsbury deliver our shopping &Read more got top up shopping locally (10min drive for Aldi or Sainsbury's). Highly recommend The Plough & The Drovers Arms pubs for food (also dog friendly). Hide

Reviewed by Anne 14th August 2020

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The owners of the property were very helpful and friendly, they responded very promptly when we raised a problem with them. Pub was within walking distance but the opening times were limited. Lovely quiet friendly village, you do need transport to get any groceries. Scarborough was approx 1 hour drive away, York approx 1 hour drive away.

Reviewed by Sam 7th August 2020

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We have just returned from a weeks stay in this lovely barn conversion. All modern, fresh and new, it was spotlessly clean and very comfortable. They had the fluffiest towels ever! Equipped with everything you might need, this place was well thought out and the owners, Andy and Jo, are friendly, helpful and proud of their lovely cottage! In a quietRead more village but close to York and Beverley plus many coastal spots it was a fabulous place to come home to after a day out and about! Hide

Reviewed by Michael 1st August 2020

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Lovely Cottage in a very quiet village in an agricultural community. Locals very friendly and welcoming. Easy access to various Market Towns and the Yorkshire Coast an easy drive away. Well worth a visit.

Reviewed by Susan 24th July 2020

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Spotlessly clean, well equipped house in a peaceful location with plenty of beautiful places close by to explore. Andy and Jo were very friendly and helpful hosts. Our kids loved water sports at Allerthorpe Lakepark. We had delicious family meals at various pubs in nearby villages. A day out in York and lots of stunning countryside walks.

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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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