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Orchard Cottage - Howden

Howden, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming barn conversion in peaceful rural setting
  • Open-plan accommodation with wood burner for cosy evenings in
  • Idyllic garden with al fresco dining table, swing and see-saw
  • River and parkland walks on the doorstep
  • Located between the grand Yorkshire estates of Sandhall and Saltmarshe
  • Beautifully finished in neutral tones with tasteful decor
Property code: G0104

Lovingly converted, this delightful former barn is a spacious and welcoming bolthole from which to explore the surrounding Yorkshire countryside.

Looking out over an apple orchard which gives the cottage its name, this charming barn conversion offers an attractive interior and a peaceful rural setting. Boasting everything you could need for a relaxing break in this captivating part of Yorkshire, the property is beautifully furnished and set betwixt the two grand Yorkshire estates of Sandhall and Saltmarshe. The perfect escape to the country.

All the accommodation in the cottage is on one level and at the heart of this property is the open-plan living space. The light and comfortable lounge area has plenty of space to relax and unwind with a choice of two sofas to curl up on. You can light the wood burner for extra cosiness and spend an evening catching up on your favourite shows on the TV and DVD.

Stylish room dividers help to separate the sitting area from the kitchen/diner which has everything you need to rustle up something delicious and then enjoy it with family or friends afterwards. Clean units and solid wooden worktops give the kitchen a chic country look and you'll find a gas oven and hob, fridge, sink and handy dishwasher, so no-one has to do the washing up. The large circular wooden dining table sits at the heart of the kitchen. A separate utility area is right next to the kitchen and contains a freezer, washing machine and microwave. You'll also find a rail for coats and extra storage for your boots and shoes.

The cottage has two large bedrooms which both have super king-size beds and access to their own bathrooms - after all who wants to share when you can have your own? Each bedroom can be set up with twin beds if preferred making this property flexible for couples, families, and groups of friends.

Bedroom one leads off from the kitchen (up a small step) and mixes warm hues with classic painted furniture pieces including an antique occasional chair. This bedroom has its own en-suite shower room with a large shower to get you ready for the day ahead. Please note, there is a small step into the shower. Bedroom two is at the other side of the cottage and is an elegant oasis of calm with muted tones. Right next to this bedroom is the separate family bathroom which includes a P-shaped bath, overhead shower, Karndean slate grey flooring and a light-up cosmetic mirror.

Outside the property is a small apple orchard where you can watch your children playing on the swing and seesaw whilst enjoying a drink on the paved area under the apple trees.

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

  • 2 super king-size bedrooms (both can be set up as twin beds on request)
  • 1 en-suite bathroom with overhead shower and 1 en-suite shower room
  • Gas oven and hob, dishwasher, fridge, freezer, washing machine and microwave
  • Wood burner
  • TV/DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Garden with swings, seesaw, furniture and BBQ
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Travel cot and high chair
  • Pub 1.5 miles, shop 4.5 miles
  • Ample off road parking beside the property

This cottage has a beautiful rural location situated close to 100 acres of rural park and farmland beside the River Ouse in Howdenshire. There is a myriad of tranquil river and parkland walks from the doorstep and you are surrounded by lush green landscapes at every turn. The charming market town of Howden is close by with its ancient streets, quaint shops, cafes, wine bars, Heritage Centre and historical buildings to explore. See if you can spot the tower of Howden Minster from the cottage.


Set right by the river, you can watch the tall masts of ships passing by on their way up the river to Goole. It's so peaceful here, you won't want to leave. There are wide paths for walkers/riders around the park, we recommend the river walk along to Blacktoft to the local pub for a spot of lunch. And if you feel like dining in, we recommend the short trip to Howden. Stock up on the finest Yorkshire produce here, from excellent homemade bread to the most amazing pies and cakes. While you're there, it would be a shame not to stop and enjoy a cup of tea and something sweet!


Howden is an ideal base from which to explore all that this area of Yorkshire has to offer. You are perfectly placed to explore York (21 miles), the Wolds to the east and the North York Moors to the north. The beautiful city of Beverley is just 22 miles from the cottage. Discover the stunning Beverley Minster before indulging in a spot of shopping around its lively cobbled squares.


Further east get to know the Yorkshire Wolds, a range of low rolling hills rising from the River Humber and sweeping along to the stunning cliffs at Flamborough Head. This landscape was an inspiration to David Hockney with much of his work based on the countryside here. You can follow the Hockney Trail to discover the setting of some of his more famous works.


The Wolds are also home to a wealth of historical homes and religious sites as well as one of Yorkshire's largest lavender gardens. And for kids, there are heaps of fantastic attractions nearby (indoor and out) including the excellent Yorkshire Wildlife Park (23 miles) and The Deep in Hull (26 miles). Or if you enjoy a spot of twitching, you're in heaven here with many excellent bird watching sites within easy reach. Try North Cave Wetlands (11.5 miles) and The Delph, Saltmarshe (5 miles).


Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Sunil 4th July 2020

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Great detached cottage. Very secluded. Owners lived next door and was very helpful. Their dog Rufus was very entertaining. Plenty of space to park outside the cottage.

Reviewed by Anthony 28th December 2019

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Best equipped cottage we have stayed in for sometime. Lovely peaceful surroundings.

Reviewed by KATY 26th October 2019

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Reviewed by Annabel 30th August 2019

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Reviewed by Roger 2nd August 2019

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Lovely peaceful location.comfortable cottage.ideal base for visiting area.great layout for two couples.

Reviewed by Ann 19th July 2019

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We found everything absolutely perfect. The cottage itself was well equipped, beautiful and comfortable. The front garden complete with apple trees was beautiful, very spacious and contained a seesaw and a swing which was well used! Even our dog Molly loved it she settled straight away and enjoyed the walks through the lovely countryside. The residRead moreent dog Rufus was most welcoming and friendly, he came on every walk with us! We could have stayed on another week! Everything was perfect!! Hide

Reviewed by Mary 5th July 2019

Reviewed by Margaret 7th June 2019

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Lovely cottage , beautiful spot on the Saltmarshe Estate , very well equipped and very comfortable . We appreciated the wine and the delicious cake . The weather was terrible but we still enjoyed staying in Orchard Cottage . The bed was very comfortable , we slept very well .

Reviewed by Roger 13th May 2019

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A lovely cottage in a tranquil setting. If youre looking for peace and quiet this is the place to be. Well situated for walks in parkland and along the River Ouse (with Rufus the resident golden labrador). The welcome pack, including a delicious homemade Victoria sponge, was greatly appreciated.

Reviewed by Kieran 1st December 2018

Lovely stay beautiful cottage If your looking for peace and quiet . Looking forward to coming back and seeing Rufus

Reviewed by Jill 18th November 2018

Comfortable and clean, owner friendly and welcoming. Bathroom light dull and an absence of hooks, Internet never worked and garden not enclosed for the dogs but overall an enjoyable break.

Reviewed by Doreen 10th November 2018

If your looking for a truly away from the hustle and bustle break this cottage does it all . Well equipped,very clean , easy access to busier towns/ cities ,and a very warm welcome awaiting you . For walking the Wolds are ideal , lots of lovely places to eat locally. We enjoyed our break and will return to enjoy this spectacular location over againRead more ? Hide

Reviewed by Sarah 6th November 2018

Orchard Cottage was fantastic, very clean and included all the amenities we needed for our stay. Beautiful and quiet location, we enjoyed the stay with our two young children who enjoyed playing in the orchard. Lovely area for walking too. The cottage had an excellent layout all on one level (with a couple of small steps) with two bedrooms and two Read morebathrooms. Would definitely recommend and looking forward to returning. Hide

Reviewed by Rosie 27th October 2018

Amazing place to stay a real home from home. Home made cake on arrival made us feel very welcome. Vivian was lovely & Rufus the lab was wonderful, we all lost our hearts to him. Would strongly recommend.

Reviewed by Cynthia 1st October 2018

We had a lovely time at Orchard Cottage. The location was perfect with walks from the door step for our dogs. The beds were super comfortable and the owner was very friendly. The welcome pack was a thoughtful touch. An ideal location for exploring the east coast of Yorkshire. We found some excellent pubs and restaurants all within easy reach.

Reviewed by gail 12th September 2018

We had a lovely week at Orchard Cottage, we enjoyed the seating area outside, many walks from the doorstep, pleasant stroll to the local pub early evening, very clean and dcor pleasant, lovely large bedroom and a very comfy bed, a quite peaceful location.

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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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