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River 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
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • Charming country cottage in an idyllic rural location
  • Elegantly decorated and furnished throughout with oak flooring and soft pastel decor
  • Wood burner in the lounge for cosy evenings in
  • Patio area with rattan furniture for enjoying meals outside
  • Located close to 100 acres of parkland with wonderful walks on the doorstep
  • Within 5 miles of the market town of Howden and its shops, cafes, wine bars and historical buildings
Property code: G0113

Perfect for romantic getaways or relaxing breaks with family, this delightful cottage is a cosy retreat surrounded by spectacular Yorkshire countryside.

Set close to a peaceful 100-acre private estate, this property is a charming two-bedroom country cottage with attractive interiors and an idyllic rural location. Boasting everything you could need for a relaxing break in a picturesque corner of Yorkshire, the cottage is beautifully furnished and set betwixt the two grand Yorkshire Estates of Sandhall and Saltmarshe - the perfect escape to the country.

At the heart of the single-storey property is a welcoming living/dining room which has pretty pastel tones and a free-standing wood burner to make things nice and cosy. Take your pick from a choice of comfortable seating and settle down in front of the wall-mounted TV with DVD. There's a side table and chair which can double up as a desk if you can't bear to leave your laptop behind or want to write out some postcards to friends. Everyone can eat together at the oblong dining table and the comfortable high-backed chairs mean you can linger and chat a while after dinner.

Oakwood flooring continues from the living area into the large country kitchen next door where there are lots of chic units around this square-shaped room. You'll also find plenty of space on the solid wooden worktops to chop, grind, and mix, whether you are creating a light picnic lunch or a three-course gourmet dinner. Appliances available within this spacious family kitchen include a gas oven, and hob, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave, plus an assortment of other pots, pans and utensils.

There are two bedrooms at the cottage which are both light and bright with neutral carpets and cream walls. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed and fitted wardrobes which provide plenty of storage to keep things tidied away. An en-suite shower room means you can roll straight out of bed for a refreshing morning shower before striking out for a day exploring the Wolds.

A second bedroom, this time a twin, is just down the hall with full-sized beds that are suitable for either children or adults who prefer their own space. A range of painted furniture provides lots of storage and a separate shower room can be easily accessed from this room.

Outside the cottage, there is a paved patio area with rattan furniture, so you can make the most of your lovely location and dine alfresco when the weather is clement.

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

  • 2 ground-floor bedrooms - 1 king-size and 1 twin
  • 1 en-suite shower room and 1 shower room
  • Gas oven and hob, fridge with ice compartment, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave
  • TV and DVD
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • BBQ
  • Ample space to park beside the property
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Pub 1.5 miles, shop 3 miles

The cottage has a peaceful rural location near to 100 acres of private 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 4.5 miles away 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 just 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 bite of lunch, and there are lots more walks to try. And if you feel like dining in, we recommend the short trip to Howden where you can stock up on the finest Yorkshire produce, 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, 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. Explore the stunning Beverley Minster before indulging in a spot of shopping around its lively cobbled squares.


And further east, get to know the gorgeous 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. Keen golfers will enjoy the local course just 5 miles away, and the gentle nature of the countryside here makes it an excellent location for walking and cycling.


The Wolds are also home to many 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 (26.5 miles) and The Deep in Hull (30 miles).


There are some excellent bird watching sites within easy reach such as North Cave Wetlands (11 miles). The North York Moors and beautiful medieval City of York (24 miles) are also all within easy reach and make for a great day trip.


This property is personally managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 10 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Debbie 23rd August 2019

we had a lovely week here. the cottage is well equipped and set in beautiful surrounds. the home made cake and treats on arrival was a lovely touch. My son loved Rufus the dog how would greet us each morning and on our arrival back home. The owners very friendly. would definitely recommend a stay.

Reviewed by Monica 4th August 2019

Well positioned, clean And well equipped, comfortable bed, great furnishings, so thoughtful with extras, picnic basket among unexpected extras. Location and surroundings very dog friendly. You must make Beverley a day trip so beautiful, friendly and historical.

Reviewed by Julie 15th July 2019

Beautiful cottage, peaceful, rural location. Well equipped and friendly hosts.

Reviewed by Julie 23rd February 2019

Lovely cottage in a very peaceful location. Owners very friendly.Warm and comfortable home from home. Very enjoyable stay.

Reviewed by Kath 6th January 2019

Enjoyed our short break at River Cottage. Well equipped and comfortable in a very relaxing location.

Reviewed by Steve 20th November 2018

A bigger TV would be nice

Reviewed by Robin 10th September 2018

Very quite and spacious, all amenities at your disposal. Very clean but the cottage was a little isolated which is part of its charm. River closeby but cannot be seen from the cottage. Overall good value for money!

Reviewed by Joan 24th July 2018

We just loved River Cottage and it is certainly one of the best few days we have ever spent.The cottage is beautiful, in a peaceful, restful place and was excellent for comfort and cleanliness. I have never slept in such a comfortable bed, it was wonderful. We were very lucky and had the perfect warm sunny weather, and was able to sit out each day Read moreenjoying the wild life around us.We took our eldest grand daughter with us who is 26. I thought she might find it too quiet, but like us she loved it. All the time we were there, not once did we switch on the TV set. One of the things that will always stay in my mind, is her walking down the hall one morning, drawing back the curtains, and remarking, "it is just like living in a film set". Like us sha adored the peace and quiet, the wildlife, the horse, but most of all, she wanted to take Rufus home. That lovely dog visited many times but always waited for us on the door step, never coming in. He even accompanied my husband on his morning walk, walking with him without a lead. If we were out during the day, on seeing our car come down the lane, he would follow it back to our delightful holiday let. Yes this holiday was perfect and we were sorry to leave. Hide

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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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