The pretty exterior
Relax  by the fire in this gorgeous cottage
Brick fire place and beautiful furnishings
Sit back relax
Such a delightful room
Nothing like a good old log fire
Open plan stairs to bedrooms
Country style kitchen
Chat whilst rustling up your family and friends a lovely home cooked meal
What will you serve?
Chat about your lovely day sight seeing
Chink chink
Look down into the living room
Bright cosy bedroom
Nothing like fresh clean linen to climb into
Breakfast or celebrating?
Beautiful cosy bed
Peak into the family bathroom
Freshen up in the imaculate bathroom
Shower of bath, what do you prefer?
knock knock
The perfect retreat
Going for a spa today?
Gorgeous Harrogate
1 / 26  The pretty exterior
2 / 26  Relax by the fire in this gorgeous cottage
3 / 26  Brick fire place and beautiful furnishings
4 / 26  Sit back relax
5 / 26  Such a delightful room
6 / 26  Nothing like a good old log fire
7 / 26  Open plan stairs to bedrooms
8 / 26  Country style kitchen
9 / 26  Chat whilst rustling up your family and friends a lovely home cooked meal
10 / 26  What will you serve?
11 / 26  Chat about your lovely day sight seeing
12 / 26  Chink chink
13 / 26  Look down into the living room
14 / 26  Bright cosy bedroom
15 / 26  Nothing like fresh clean linen to climb into
16 / 26  Breakfast or celebrating?
17 / 26  Beautiful cosy bed
18 / 26  Peak into the family bathroom
19 / 26  Freshen up in the imaculate bathroom
20 / 26  Shower of bath, what do you prefer?
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24 / 26  The perfect retreat
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26 / 26  Gorgeous Harrogate

Moat Hall Cottage

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

  • Cosy  cottage sleeping 4 across 2 bedrooms
  • Visit the welcoming local pub or grab some fresh produce from the well-stocked shop located  only 2 miles away
  • Set in the sleepy hamlet of Little Ouseburn offering a truly peaceful retreat to the countryside
  • Venture into the medieval city of York with all its attractions located within driving distance
  • Visit Harrogate, the home of the famous Victorian spa and  RHS Harlow Carr Gardens
  • Visit the quintessentially English stately home that is Castle Howard
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.

This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 23 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Michiel 13th September 2019

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

Reviewed by Brian 16th August 2019

Very attractive cottage from the outside in a pretty location. Impressive inside, clean, nicely decorated and comfortable.

Reviewed by Shirley 12th July 2019

Excellent cottage, nice and clean, with good equipment and welcome pack. Nice location for exploring North Yorkshire. Good size for four adults, with two toilets!

Reviewed by Lorraine 21st June 2019

Excellent stay lovely cottage everything with attention to detail. Cosy and comfortable very peaceful and quiet. Shame there is no where to eat within walking distance in the village . Very central for visiting all the attractions.

Reviewed by Alan 14th June 2019

Great Wifi for a rural property. Plenty of hot water and shower was excellent. Lovely location near to church. Beds very clean and comfortable. The rest of the house was clean but the kitchen spoilt it.

Reviewed by Jan 20th May 2019

We have stayed in numerous holiday cottages and this one was the best by far.The cottage was exceptionally clean, well equipped and the owner had provided lots of little extras not always seen elsewhere - thank you. Great local information and a welcome food pack also provided. We will definitely be back!

Reviewed by Barbara 11th February 2019

Second time we have stayed at Moat Hall Cottage. Both times for just over a month.First time we were short on crockery & glasses but Lucy took this on board and provided ample dishes so that we were able to use the dishwasher as opposed to having to wash up after every meal. Even provided us with sheets, as my husband hates duvets !So no reservatioRead morens this year. If we had not been working would have enjoyed the cottage even more.Would certainly stay again. Hide

Reviewed by John 18th December 2018

A beautiful place to stay. Everything was brilliant. Loved the log fire as the weather was not good. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Zoe 30th October 2018

Had a great four nights away in a beautiful and comfortable cottage.

Reviewed by Susan 29th September 2018

Lovely cottage in a lovely area. You do need a car. Cottage has everything you need. Well maintained and very comfortable beds!

Reviewed by Christine 25th September 2018

The setting of this pretty cottage, and the quality and comfort of its sofas, beds and linen were much appreciated. We would have liked to find more organised local information and equipment instructions but otherwise it was an excellent place to stay for exploring this diverse area.

Reviewed by John and Katie 18th September 2018

John and Katie, weve had a brilliant holiday,lovely surroundings and garden. Lucy and her husband was so helpful when we needed anything like with the dishwasher they were so helpful, it was so lovely my dad and I didnt want to leave, we felt so at home and welcomed it felt like we were at home so on the Monday when we had to leave we didnt want tRead moreo leave the cottage we even left a pizza and a bottle off milk, to show that we didnt want to leave ?? it was lovely and I loved the dogs too ?one off the best holidays weve had for a long time thank you so much ????? Hide

Reviewed by Samantha 18th August 2018

Comfortable cottage very close to York and Harrogate. The cottage is actually better in real life than it looks on the photos. To find it, use the street name and not the postcode. The cottage itself has 2 comfy sofas in the sitting room. A good sized dining kitchen with plenty of space. The frRead moreidge is quite small and the glass selection is limited. The cutlery is not extensive and probably needs reviewing. The location is great. The seating area is private and attractive. Sometimes you could sit outside and not hear another human being. The upstairs bedrooms are large with good quality linen. I must add that every time we turn up at a self catering cottage I bring my mattress topper. I have a bad back. I didn't need it here. The beds are great. There is plenty of hot water for baths and the shower was ok. No negatives really. The local Morrisons and farm shops sorted out the provisions. We had a very restful week.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi Samantha, thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased to hear that you had a restful week. The owner has already put more glasses in the cottage, thank you for pointing this out and for your top tips! We would love to welcome you back to Yorkshire in the not too distant future. Take care, Maureen Hide

Reviewed by A 14th July 2018

A lovely cottage

Reviewed by Rose 25th June 2018

A really lovely holiday cottage. Very peaceful. Just a couple of suggestions; the shower probably needs a pump as it was very gentle; if the information for the cottage could be left on one of the tables, we didn't find it until the last day! it would have been good to know that there was a giant superstore, Morrisons with petrol, in Boroughbridge,Read more we found that on our last day because we found the info pack.Would certainly stay there again as very quiet.Thanks for a great cottage. Hide

Reviewed by John 16th June 2018

There was a lot attention to detail at this property including a welcome pack containing a pack of eggs, bread, scones and jam. The property was very tastily decorated and comfortable. The location was excellent with good views across to the church and surrounding countryside.

Reviewed by Katrina 9th June 2018

We thought great attention to detail throughout the cottage. The bed was the most comfortable I've slept in when away from home, you don't normally get such a high standard. We loved Yorkshire and the location was perfect to get around to a lot of the venues. We would love to stay again. Thank you.Northants

Reviewed by Clare 28th April 2018

Lovely cottage in a lovely location. Equipped with all the essentials you need...a oe from home. Would definitely stay here again.

Reviewed by Christine 25th April 2018

The cottage was beautifully presented and clean. Everything was clean and for us as a couple was great. The location was just what we were looking for, quiet and restful. There are plenty of things to do and see within a half hour drive from Most Hall, a little longer would take you to the coast. There are many good pubs and restaurants within the Read morearea with a great range of menusand prices. Unfortunately non a within walking distance which may affect some people.Altogether a very peaceful and restorative week. Hide

Reviewed by Lindsey 25th April 2018

Really lovely cottage and a great base to explore from. It's location is beautiful just ashame there is no village pub within walking distance. Would highly recommend!

Reviewed by Stacey 14th April 2018

Fantastic cottage, we had a lovely week there. The owner went above and beyond to meet our needs.

Reviewed by Tracy 10th April 2018

Absolutely loved the cottage. So pretty and idyllic.We spent a lot of time in the cottage as the weather wasnt great it was really cozy. Cant wait to go back hopefully in the summer as the garden is huge and a fabulous eating area and BBQThanks again for a truly lovely Easter break.

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The pretty exterior
Relax  by the fire in this gorgeous cottage
Brick fire place and beautiful furnishings
Sit back relax
Such a delightful room
Nothing like a good old log fire
Open plan stairs to bedrooms
Country style kitchen
Chat whilst rustling up your family and friends a lovely home cooked meal
What will you serve?
Chat about your lovely day sight seeing
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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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