Gorgeous handcrafted bathroom
Games room, perfect for teenagers
Nearby childrens park
Tucked away in the quiet village of Fangfoss
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The Old Dairy - York

York (10.5mls E), East Riding
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 2
Change Fri
No Dogs
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Games / Play facilities
Pub nearby
Family friendly
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A gorgeous converted former dairy, forming one of five charming farm cottages
  • Located in the village of Fangfoss, with local pub and playground within walking distance
  • Fantastic location for keen walkers and cyclists with the Yorkshire Wolds nearby
Property code: 37256

Traditional brick cottage sleeping 4 guests comfortably, located in the lovely village of Fangfoss in the beautiful Yorkshire Wolds, situated just eleven miles from the historic city of York.

Situated in the delightful village of Fangfoss in the Yorkshire Wolds, this traditional brick cottage is ideal for friends or families who want to explore the beautiful Yorkshire countryside and the many attractive towns/villages nearby. With a village pub and a play area only a few hundred metres away, this property’s location will be popular with kids and adults alike. Although it’s a small community, every September the village of Fangfoss plays host to Fangfest, celebrating local craftspeople and their traditional crafts. Often overlooked in favour of the nearby National Parks, The Wolds are just as beautiful and are definitely worth exploring. The chalk landscapes, dry valleys, varied wildlife and bustling market towns mean there is plenty on offer for everyone and The Yorkshire Wolds Way is part of the National Trail network. The Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is also within 10 miles and offers yet more walking and cycling opportunities. The ancient, walled city of York is only 12 miles away and has lots of attractions to discover. If you venture a little further, you will come across Flamborough Headland Heritage Coast (37 miles) and it’s worth the drive for a small taste of the rugged Yorkshire coast.

One of five converted properties, this lovingly renovated former dairy has many original features which add character and quirkiness. Exposed wooden beams peep through in unusual places and the porthole window in the twin room has bespoke, handcrafted shutters. Classic furniture adds to the country-cottage style that is evident throughout.

The spacious open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner feels even bigger with the vaulted, white ceilings. The well-equipped kitchen allows you to cater for everyone with ease, whilst the lounge has comfy sofas to sink into at the end of a busy day.

Also on the ground floor are the delightful bedrooms. There is one king-size with a TV/DVD player and a stunning en-suite bathroom, and one twin (can be made up as super king-size on request) with a TV/DVD player and an en-suite shower room.

Outside, there is a small courtyard with dining furniture. There is also a shared indoor barn which is set up as a games room with snooker, air hockey, table football and table tennis. Bikes are available to hire directly from the owner.

  • Bedrooms: 1 king-size with TV/DVD and en-suite and 1 twin zip-and-link (which can be made in to a super-king on request) with en-suite
  • Bathrooms: 1 en-suite bathroom with WC and 1 en-suite shower room with WC
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher and washing machine
  • TV/DVD
  • Games room: 7' pool/snooker table, air hockey, football table and full size table tennis table and bikes available to borrow
  • Ample on-site parking available
  • Courtyard with garden furniture
  • Electric and central heating included
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Shops 4 miles, pub within walking distance
  • While government restrictions remain, the shared games room facilities and bikes advertised at this property may not be available or will require social distancing

The jewel in North Yorkshire's crown, we think York (12 miles) is one of the best short break destinations in England and is a favourite amongst even the most seasoned of travellers. This ancient walled city has been the north's spiritual capital for 2,000 years, but that's not to say it is stuck in the past; York's affluent population and its influx of tourist pounds has helped to create a cultural and commercial oasis. History seeps out of every cobbled street, but the crooked old buildings house a fantastic range of contemporary designer shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.

Everywhere in York is easily reachable by foot as this small but perfectly formed city houses most of its main attractions within the city walls. Middle Ages' town planning means it can take quite some time to get your bearings but finding your way around the labyrinth of warped streets is part of the fun. Make sure you take in York Minster, The Shambles, the Railway Museum and Bettys tea room whilst you're there.

If you are looking for outside space in which to relax, you have the choice of a number of parks and gardens, including Dean's Park next to the Minster, the Yorkshire Museum Gardens and next to the River Ouse, and slightly further afield, Rowntree Park with its children's playground, tennis courts and bowling green.

And what's more, it really is a year-round location. Summer days can be spent lounging in one of the gorgeous parks and in the autumn, York comes alive with shop windows sparkling in the dusky light. Its central location also makes a great base from which to explore the rest of glorious Yorkshire, with the Yorkshire Dales, North York Moors and Yorkshire Coastline all within easy reach for beautiful walks and adventurous days out.

If walking or cycling is your thing, there are lots of beautiful paths and routes in the area. If you fancy serious hiking, the North York Moors landscape offers some of the best trails in the country. Take a trip up to the top of the high moorlands around Blakey Ridge (35 miles) and breathe in that clear Yorkshire air.

Head 14.5 miles north to find Malton, another gorgeous market town offering lots of lovely independent shops and cafes to indulge in, or the charming market town of Beverley with its winding streets and stunning Minster is a great option at 12.5 miles away. The beautiful market town of Helmsley (29 miles) is well worth a visit and is considered a haven for foodies.

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

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Reviewed by Susan 14th June 2021

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Lovely little cottage. Spotlessly clean. Felt very safe. Had a wonderful week as weather was lovely & able to get out & about.

Reviewed by Sheila 20th September 2020

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Excellent place to stay within easy reach of amazing picturesque countryside, interesting and historic areas to visit, so much to see and do

Reviewed by Annette 18th September 2020

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Our first break this year, many having been cancelled, we were confident in travelling having read all the preparations/compliance with requirements. The cottage was quiet & peaceful, even though on a working farm. Warm, comfortable & well equipped we had a very relaxing stay and will definitely return.

Reviewed by Matthew 28th August 2020

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Small, cosy and adequately equipped. The bath was very relaxing. The village was quiet with an amazing park for the children just around the corner and and a small village pub serving good beer and food safely, just what we were looking for, for a post lockdown peaceful getaway. The owners were very friendly and there when needed. Thank you for a lRead moreovely week. Hide

Reviewed by James 1st November 2019

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Reviewed by Dorothy 12th October 2019

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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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