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The Pigeon Cote

York, East Riding
Sleeps 4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
No Dogs
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Rustic
Towels included
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At a glance

  • Stunning cottage within the grounds of a 16th-century farmhouse
  • Set within the charming village of Ellerton, approx. 15 miles to York
  • An ideal base for exploring the Yorkshire Wolds
  • Welcome hamper on arrival
  • Optional breakfast hamper packed with locally sourced products
  • Beautiful outdoor space including landscaped gardens and patio
Property code: G0154

Arriving at this truly special cottage is like stepping into the pages of a magazine - luxurious and stylish, this is the perfect country hideaway.

Welcome to this truly gorgeous two-bedroom luxury holiday cottage set within the grounds of a 16th century farmhouse near York. Arriving here is like stepping into an interiors magazine, and with its stunning setting on the cusp of a typically Yorkshire village, you're sure to fall instantly in love with this perfect country hideaway.

The cottage has been a real labour of love by its owners who have totally transformed this brick building into a luxurious and stylish holiday cottage. The exterior has a magical chocolate box appeal and you'll arrive to a generous welcome hamper including homemade bread, cakes and Temple Spa luxury spa products. The owner also offers an optional breakfast hamper option packed with locally-sourced produce.

Inside this wonderful cottage, you'll find a charming open-plan living space housing the lounge, kitchen and dining area. Underfloor heating throughout ensures you're toasty warm whatever the weather. The lounge comes complete with plenty of comfortable seats to settle down on and there's a Smart TV as well as Wi-Fi to keep you entertained.

The kitchen sits to the rear and is a real country cottage delight with its solid wood worktops and bespoke handmade units. A cream range cooker and large Belfast sink complete the country-chic look. The oak dining table nestles comfortably in between the kitchen and lounge. It's such a cosy little spot for dining, whatever the time of day. Enjoy a hearty cooked breakfast here, a slap-up lunch or a champagne candlelit dinner.

There are two elegant bedrooms, the first of which is set on ground level. This room boasts a chunky double oak bed dressed in the finest cotton bedding. Double aspect windows provide lovely views of the gardens and let bags of light into this pretty room. The bathroom sits next door, with Jack and Jill access from this bedroom and the main living space. The bathroom has a real wow factor, boasting a fabulous wet room with a huge walk-in shower. The second bedroom is upstairs; a large and bright room featuring a king-size bed which can also be set up as two singles if required. Accents of greys and creams give this room a really peaceful and elegant feel.

There is much to enjoy outside this beautiful property. Directly outside the cottage, you'll find a lovely landscaped patio of stone and gravel set beside a horses' paddock. Outdoor furniture and a BBQ are provided so you can enjoy a balmy evening dining alfresco with only the horses next door to keep you company. The cottage is set within well-maintained gardens and enjoys uninterrupted views of the gorgeous Yorkshire countryside.

 

Please note, because the grounds of this property include a duck pond the owners welcome children over the age of 8 and babes-in-arms only. As the path is gravel it is not suitable for wheelchairs.

  • 2 bedrooms – 1 double, 1 king-size zip and link (which can be made up as a twin on request)
  • 1 bathroom with walk-in shower
  • Range cooker and gas hob
  • Underfloor heating
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • Welcome pack
  • Optional breakfast hamper
  • Pub within 1 mile
  • Shop within 2 miles
  • LCD Smart TV, MP3 docking station
  • Gravel path not suitable for wheelchairs
  • Children aged over 8 and babes in arms welcome
  • Open pond at property - children to be supervised at all times

The property is set in the village of Ellerton, a charming little village less than 17 miles from Central York. You have the best of both worlds here, the delightful small village atmosphere of old Yorkshire twinned with the vibrant city of York.

The jewel in North Yorkshire's crown, we think York is one of the best visitor destinations in England. But don't just take our word for it. Voted 'Best UK City' by the Telegraph's travel section in 2008, York is a favourite amongst even the most seasoned of travellers. Make your way around its medieval cobbled streets and discover its many shops, cafes and restaurants.

Ellerton is an ideal base from which to explore The Yorkshire Wolds. Still a relatively quiet location in terms of tourism, the Yorkshire Wolds are a range of beautiful low rolling hills rising from the river Humber and sweeping along to the stunning cliffs at Flamborough Head, peppered with countless pretty villages and towns. A favourite with David Hockney, it inspired many of his greatest works including 'Bigger Trees Near Warter in 2007' - his largest ever work. The gentle nature of the countryside here also makes it an excellent location for walking and cycling.

The Wolds are home to many historical homes and religious sites, as well as one of Yorkshire's largest lavender gardens. You are also well-placed to discover the stunning North York Moors as this dramatic landscape of heather and open moorland is about 25 miles away. Somewhat smaller than the Yorkshire Dales, the North Yorkshire Moors still cover an area of almost 600 square miles and like the Dales, you can easily find yourself miles from anywhere relatively quickly. But there is something distinctly more civilised and less remote about the Moors. In place of harsh limestone and dramatic peaks, you'll find gently rolling hills of heather, ancient woodland and lazy rivers winding through lush green valleys. There is a sense of wilderness, particularly on top of the high central moorlands, but it is cast in comforting soft focus.

This property is personally managed by Maureen.

Guest comments

Reviewed by Rebecca 3rd November 2018

Fabulous time had in this beautiful cottage. Wonderful warm and friendly welcome. Hope to return in the future.

Reviewed by keith 12th October 2018

excellent location , lovely apartments and attentive hosts .

Reviewed by Bridget 4th September 2018

An absolutely amazing cottage, the best weather ever, amazing people (animals) .... cant wait to stay again .....thank you ???xxxx

Reviewed by Janet 25th August 2018

A thoroughly enjoyable week spent in a totally unspoilt part of Yorkshire,we enjoyed trips to the local nature reserves as well as the Yorkshire coast which is easily accessible from the cottage.We also had a great day at the York races.The cottage is decorate to high standard on the owners farm and we were made most welcome with chocolate cake andRead more a hamper of local produce. Hide

Reviewed by Sue 4th August 2018

We had a lovely time at the Pigeon Cote and were able to visit lot of places using it as a base Everything in the cottage was of a high standard with lots of treats like dressing gowns and slippers

Reviewed by Diana 16th July 2018

This was a lovely cottage in a quiet location. Hadn't realised when booking that it was part of a couple of holiday lets alongside the owners property, however this didn't seem to matter as the owners were very friendly, particularly their dogs which came to visit us each day, (encouraged by us) which was really nice.Fab location for cycling with Read morereally quiet roads and very few potholes ?. Hide

Reviewed by Ann 10th July 2018

Just spent a week at the beautiful Pigeon Cote. Completely fell in love with it and the surrounding area. Cottage is beautifully decorated with lots of extra touches that made it really special, it was a joy to stay there. The owner Juli is lovely and approachable and there if you need her. Would go back in a minute.

Reviewed by Stephen 19th June 2018

We really enjoyed our stay in this area and the cottage was lovely. Juli was an excellent host and the welcome pack of butter, cakes, milk, eggs and bread was very much appreciated. This is a great base for exploring the Yorkshire Wolds and coast but you will have to travel a bit for food shopping. The village pub was excellent but only serves evenRead moreing meals on Friday and Saturday so we only had one opportunity but it was very good food. The St Vincent Arms is excellent also and for a Michelin star treat try the Pipe and Glass in South Dalton nr Beverley. Hide

Reviewed by Michelle 9th May 2018

Beautiful cottage in a peaceful location central for visiting various locations throughout Yorkshire. Juli and Simon were friendly and considerate hosts.

Reviewed by Ruth 25th April 2018

Just what we needed. A beautifully appointed cottage in a lovely rural setting, complete with dogs and horses. Ideally situated for a trip to York and to the coast too. Juli was a great host too, there when needed but not intrusive. Lovely cake on arrival and lovely fresh bread and eggs. Highly recommended.

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Location

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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