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Moat Hall Cottage

York, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Luxury
Romantic
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Cosy cottage sleeping 4 across 2 bedrooms, set in the sleepy hamlet of Little Ouseburn offering a truly peaceful retreat to the countryside
  • Visit the welcoming local pub within walking distance or grab some fresh produce from the well-stocked shop located only 2 miles away
  • The medieval city of York, the market town of Knaresborough and spa town Harrogate are all within easy reach
Property code: G0096

Cosy home from home tucked away in a pretty little hamlet offering a best or both worlds' getaway to the countryside, sitting within easy reach of the medieval city of York and lovely market towns.

Indulge in a cosy and romantic bolthole, tucked away in a pretty little village just north of York. Enjoy the best of both worlds with an idyllic rural setting, but the cosmopolitan delights of this medieval city, 13.5 miles away. And in the other direction, discover the cosmopolitan delights of Harrogate, 14 miles away. The perfect country escape for couples and small families who like to keep one foot on urban ground.

Looking across to the village church in a peaceful private setting, the cottage boasts a handsome exterior with Smart red brick and white sash windows. It's just the place to squirrel yourself away for a few days with those you love best. Step inside to discover delightful, bright interiors with surprisingly spacious accommodation.

Downstairs there's a small hallway home to a handy downstairs cloakroom. Make your way on through, with deliciously soft carpet underfoot, to discover the living room. At its heart is a cosy open fire set within a feature exposed brick fireplace. Grab a good book and take your pick from two comfy sofas to curl up on for the afternoon. If you enjoy settling down to a firelit movie, you'll find a Smart TV complete with DVD. Wi-Fi is also provided if you need to catch up online. The room has a bright and peaceful feel about it with natural light from two sash windows.

The kitchen/diner is set on the right of the entrance hall, a large room with lots of space to enjoy. The kitchen includes an oven and hob, dishwasher and integrated fridge with icebox. There's a generous shabby chic dining table sat by the window, the perfect spot to spread out the morning papers for a long lazy breakfast.

Both bedrooms are set upstairs on the first floor and are again of good proportions. The master bedroom is bathed in light from a large Velux window and features a king-size bed to retreat to each evening. Dressed in crisp cotton bedding with a luxurious throw and cushions, it's an inviting and comfortable bed. The second bedroom is set directly across, this time there's a super king-size bed which can also be configured as two singles if requested. Plenty of room for everyone to enjoy their own space. Please contact the owner directly to confirm how you would like the beds to be configured if different from the standard set up.

The family bathroom is also upstairs. Continuing with the bright feel, this immaculate bathroom has glazed brick-style tiles and a bath with shower overhead. Indulge with a long hot soak after a day's shopping in York.

Outside, you'll discover gravelled and paved areas which wrap around the private exterior of the property. A patio table and chairs are provided so you can take advantage of those lovely views across to the church. There's off-road parking available for up to two cars.

  • 1 king-size bedroom and 1 super king-size (can be configured as a twin)
  • 1 bathroom with shower over bath and WC
  • Hob, dishwasher oven, microwave, fridge, ice box
  • Outside seating area and garden
  • Traditional wood burner
  • Electric and heating included
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • LCD TV and Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Travel cot / high chair available
  • Pub and shop within 2 miles
  • DVD player
  • Drive to York to see The Minster, Dungeons, National Railway Museum, Shambles and Clifford's Tower
  • Drive to Harrogate to visit the Victoria Turkish Baths
  • Take a trip to do a spot of Llama trecking

The cottage is set in Little Ouseburn, a sleepy hamlet just 13.5 miles from central York. There's a village pub within walking distance and the neighbouring village of Great Ouseburn has a Post Office and village shop. This area of the North York Moors is known as the Howardian Hills. Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1987, the lush pastures and woodlands of the southern moors play host to grand country houses, atmospheric ruins and handsome market towns. The landscape is particularly well-suited to cyclists and walkers.

Take the short drive into York to explore this gem of a medieval city. Walk the historic walls, take a boat trip along the river or indulge in tea and cake at Betty's Tearooms. And if you have time, have a wander around its many independent shops and boutiques. In the opposite direction, the Victorian spa town of Harrogate is also within easy reach (14 miles). Take a turn around the antique shops in the Montpellier Quarter, stop for lunch at one of its many eateries, and mooch about the stunning gardens at RHS Harlow Carr. The fantastic family-attraction, Stockheld Park, is also just 15 miles away.

Castle Howard (13 miles) is an absolute must during your stay. The wonderful series Brideshead Revisited, and now lavish film production was filmed on location here. This quintessentially English tale of forbidden love and loss of innocence set pre-WWII has the perfect backdrop in this magnificent house and gardens. And when you have soaked in all this glamour make a stop at the fantastic farm shop on the way home to pick up the finest Yorkshire produce for dinner.

If you're a bit of a foodie, there are several fantastic places near the cottage to try, in fact, two restaurants with Michelin stars are within half an hour's drive. Plus, York and Harrogate are brimming with excellent eateries at every turn.

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 Alison 6th August 2021

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This was such a lovely cottage - great location too. Thank you

Reviewed by Danny 23rd July 2021

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Absolutely beautiful cottage. Well equipped and super clean. So quiet and peaceful. Easy to get in and out of York from the cottage but also perfectly located to explore the Moors and Dales. Would love to have stayed longer.

Reviewed by Kate 16th July 2021

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A fabulous cottage, fitted out with every comfort in a gorgeous location.

Reviewed by Michael 2nd July 2021

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Reviewed by Martin 11th June 2021

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This is a very comfortable and well equipped cottage, situated in a very private and peaceful location, the rear patio area catches the late afternoon sun and provides a lovely view over fields and the church behind trees. There is a new pub/restaurant in Great Ouseburn a 30 minute stroll from the cottage serving excellent food and beers, thoroughlRead morey recommend for a relaxing break. Hide

Reviewed by Andrew 4th December 2020

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Thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this warm and cozy cottage. An ideal place to relax, in a tranquil setting. The boardgames and selection of books were appreciated by our young children. The host was delightful and on hand for anything we required over the course of our stay, not that we did as we had everything we needed and more.

Reviewed by Traycie 30th October 2020

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A quiet peaceful break with snacks and naps in front of a roaring fire after a trip into York. Perfect

Reviewed by Graham 26th October 2020

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Great location just off A1 so access to surrounding towns is easy. Local curculat walk goes past front door with pub (The Punch Bowl) halfway 7 miles round trip. Cottage was well managed with a complimentary welcome wine, bath robes and towels makes it a bit special.

Reviewed by Paul 2nd October 2020

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Reviewed by Dawn 11th September 2020

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Reviewed by Simon 4th September 2020

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Reviewed by Alison 31st July 2020

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Lovely position overlooking the church, horses in the field,chickens, and sheep! Good for getting to York - use Park and Ride - and good roads to Ripon and Harrogate. Would happily go again

Reviewed by Gillian 17th July 2020

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The cottage was set in a wonderful location surrounded by fields with a church in the distance. Lovely welcome pack in the kitchen to greet you. The beds were very comfortable with luxurious bedding and fluffy white towels were provided.

Reviewed by Andrew 6th July 2020

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A very nice cottage, well presented with ample room. The own made us feel welcome and there if we needed her. 15 minute drive to knaresborough where we recommend mother shipton pub and caves. 30 mins from York where there is plenty to see and do a highlight being the bloody tour ghost tour. Defo recommend and will go back again.

Reviewed by Diane 21st February 2020

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Nice private location within easy reach of Harrogate and York. Lovely, comfortable accommodation with all the home comforts you could ask for

Reviewed by Stephanie 20th November 2019

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The cottage was perfect for us and our 9 month old son. The location was brilliant, in gorgeous surroundings and there was so much to see and do within a short drive and the cottage was beautiful, clean and cosy. We really enjoyed having the open fire! The high chair and travel cot we were provided with were really high spec and clean. Thoroughly eRead morenjoyed our stay. Thank you! Hide

Reviewed by Nicola 28th October 2019

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Lovely, well equiped cottage in an excellent location for many attractions.

Reviewed by David 27th September 2019

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Reviewed by Michiel 13th September 2019

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Very comfortable and cosy cottage. Stylish interior, luxurious top class beds. Lots of privacy. We spend two wonderful weeks in the Coach House cottage.

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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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