Enjoy a film by the fire
Dining and social area with French doors into the garden
Fully quipped kitchen
Great dining and social space
Cosy up in the lounge
Mature South facing rear garden
Comfortable kingsize bedroom
Lovely twin bedroom
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Spring Cottage - Malton

Pickering, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Enclosed garden / patio
Open fire / woodburner
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A pretty cottage set in a charming rural location
  • An ideal family holiday home
  • This is a great base for keen walkers and cyclists
  • Perfect for exploring the Howardian Hills
  • Close to the North York Moors
  • Visit Pickering, Whitby and York
Property code: G0129

A perfect bolthole for a small family and a romantic getaway for a couple, this delightful cottage offers cosy accommodation in a beautiful and tranquil part of the North Yorkshire countryside.

Set in a sleepy North York Moors village, this dreamy two-bedroom bolthole is less than 20 miles from the fabulous city of York. With exquisite country cottage interiors, a beautiful private garden and a gastropub just a stone's throw away, it's an idyllic retreat from which to explore this stunning area of Yorkshire.

The interior decor is a mix of contemporary and country-chic, with stylish fixtures and fittings set against a warm and comforting backdrop. Downstairs, you'll find two generous reception rooms, a spacious family/dining room looking out onto the pretty cottage garden and a cosy living room complete with a wood burner. The lounge offers a TV with DVD and Wi-Fi is also included. French doors afford views to the cottage garden to the rear.

A galley-style kitchen boasts well-stocked cupboards and all the mod cons including a dishwasher and retro-style fridge/freezer. Elegant units combine effortlessly with exposed brick, tiles and chunky wooden worktops to create a charming country kitchen look. It's a real pleasure preparing food in here.

Both bedrooms are upstairs: a stunning master bedroom and a sweet twin room. The master bedroom comes with a king-size bed and with a soft colour scheme, has a warm and peaceful vibe. The adorable twin room is perfect for children or adults who enjoy their own space at night. Both rooms have lovely views out across the garden and to the countryside beyond. There's also a spacious family bathroom upstairs which has a stunning free-standing bath and separate shower. Perfect for those long hot soaks after a day's sightseeing. There's also a handy WC downstairs next to the front door.

Outside, the cottage boasts a private south-facing patio and lawned garden. It comes complete with a vegetable patch, herb garden and swings for the little ones. On a warm, sunny day there are few finer places to sit and enjoy the peace and quiet of the countryside.

If you are bringing children with you, the cottage comes well-equipped with a host of additional extras to make your life easier. You'll find everything from toys and monitors to a toddler seat for the WC.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 king-size, 1 twin
  • 1 bathroom with bath, walk-in shower and WC
  • 1 ground-floor WC
  • Dishwasher, fridge/freezer, oven
  • TV, DVD
  • Wood burner
  • Garden with BBQ
  • Allocated parking space in front of the property
  • Regret no pets
  • Travel cot, highchair and cot
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Shop within 5 miles
  • Pub just a few metres away
  • York 22 miles

The cottage is located in Great Habton, a peaceful little village featuring a lovely pub and a scattering of houses. Great Habton is set in the rolling Howardian Hills on the cusp of the North York Moors. 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 town of Pickering is just 6.5 miles away. You can catch a steam train here taking you all the way to Whitby via some picture-postcard villages and stunning scenery. Pickering itself makes for a relaxing afternoon's mosey with its pretty houses, shops and tearooms. Malton has a similar appeal and is 5.5 miles away.

The beautiful market town of Helmsley is a little further on (14.5 miles) but is well worth a visit. A real foodies paradise with some great restaurants, cafes and delis. If you fancy a little pampering, you'll find a fantastic day spa here; the Verbena Spa. Perfect for some rest and rejuvenation.

There is a theme park and zoo at Flamingo Land 3 miles away and Eden Camp, a fascinating modern history museum, is just 4 miles. Castle Howard (7 miles), York (24 miles) and the North Yorkshire coast are all within easy reach too, so lots of choice for fun day trips.

This property is personally managed by Melanie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Emma 28th June 2019

Spring cottage is a great base for exploring Yorkshire - Karen has thought of everything so it really is a home from home. Great for babies and children as well as a travel cot, high chair and toys are provided. Would highly recommended staying here.

Reviewed by Sally 24th February 2019

This really is a gorgeous cottage! It's much roomier than you might expect, attractive, beautifully styled and wonderfully comfortable, too. If all that wasn't enough, the thoughtful touches found on arrival make a stay here really special - cake, wine, crisps, etc.. The facilities are great, making this cottage a real home from home. The hairdRead moreryer was the first decent one I have ever had the joy of finding in a rental cottage or hotel room! The Wii in the family room (which is roomier than the pictures suggest) kept our pre-teens entertained in down time whilst not out exploring. If we had had younger children there's plenty to entertain them, too. Karen has really thought of everything!The cottage is perfectly placed to explore the moors and surrounding area - York, Eden Camp, Wharram Percy and all those picture perfect villages!We wish we'd stayed longer! Hide

Reviewed by Confirmed guest 3rd October 2018

Lovely cottage and location. With a large master bedroom, a king sized bed would have been more comfortable.

Response from Gorgeous Cottages:

Hi there,Thank you for taking the time to complete a review.I agree Spring Cottage is lovely in a great location! The master bedroom comes with a King-size bed which our Gorgeous Guests love. The room is so spacious which maybe made the bed look a little smaller.I do hope we can book you into another Gorgeous Cottage sometime in the future.Take careLouise

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Enjoy a film by the fire
Dining and social area with French doors into the garden
Fully quipped kitchen
Great dining and social space
Cosy up in the lounge
Mature South facing rear garden
Comfortable kingsize bedroom
Lovely twin bedroom
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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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