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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 with with patio
  • Set on the outskirts of the charming village of Ellerton, approx. 15 miles to York
  • An ideal base for exploring the Yorkshire Wolds
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.

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, gas hob and larder fridge
  • Underfloor heating
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Regret no pets
  • 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
  • Surrounding gardens are privately owned by the owner
  • There is  pond which is privately owned by the owner near to the cottage and  children should be supervised at all times
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • Sorry, no dogs allowed

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.

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 19 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David 18th November 2022

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Reviewed by Sandra 23rd October 2022

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The Pigeon Cote is a perfect little home away from home in the tranquility of the Yorkshire countryside. Well decorated, well equipped and comfortable. The hosts have thought of everything and there was even basic food items in the cupboard and fridge - salt, pepper, tomato sauce, beans, porridge and of course tea and milk! The stairs up to the mezRead morezanine bedroom are quite steep but we were careful and had no issues. Hide

Reviewed by Liz 8th October 2022

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Beautiful cottage, very relaxing place to stay. Very welcoming .

Reviewed by Amy 2nd September 2022

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Fabulous cottage, lovely hosts and location Great mix of visiting York and neighbouring villages alongside country walks. Would highly recommend

Reviewed by Andrea 17th June 2022

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This property was absolutely stunning!! So much thought and love has gone into making it an amazing place to stay. The little details were lovely and keeping the original pigeon nesting areas in the walls was so lovely to see!! Every day we saw something new. You could literally go there and apart from shopping, the cottage had all the utensils andRead more equipment you could possibly need for self catering, and more!!!! Thank you so much for an amazing week. Hide

Reviewed by Michael 23rd May 2022

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Loved the Pigeon Cote, so peaceful and quiet, very well equipped, cosy cottage. The only downside being we had to leave but we'll definitely be back

Reviewed by Andrew 14th May 2022

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Reviewed by David 22nd April 2022

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Reviewed by Chloe 12th November 2021

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Reviewed by Tracy 22nd October 2021

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Lovely cottage, the owners had thought of everything including a welcome hamper which was much appreciated after a very long drive. Would definitely recommend this cottage.

Reviewed by Julie 16th July 2021

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A beautiful yet homely cottage set in some outstanding surroundings. The owners were always on hand for advice where to go or just a friendly chat. Attention detail was fantastic. Thank you for a fantastic holiday.

Reviewed by Jane 2nd July 2021

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A great place to relax and unwind in a beautiful setting

Reviewed by Andrew 25th June 2021

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Reviewed by James 18th June 2021

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Reviewed by Neil 11th June 2021

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A lovely place to stay, gorgeous gardens and nice views. Great for visiting the coast and York and villages in the area. Our first experience of a holiday cottage in England and a really positive one, we would stay again.

Reviewed by Susan 4th June 2021

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Great location, clean and generally comfortable The owners were friendly and approachable if needed. The second bedroom is ideal for teenagers or a young couple as steep staircase up and down.

Reviewed by Paul 14th May 2021

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We had high hopes of this lovely cottage and it surpassed our expectations - we loved everything about our stay! We received such a warm welcome from the hosts and the communication prior to arrival was very prompt and friendly. The cottage is in an idyllic setting and was spotlessly clean and delightfully furnished - very comfortable indeed. The sRead morehower was always warm and powerful and the bedding/towels all of a high quality. We slept very soundly and will highly recommend to family & friends. Hide

Reviewed by Philip 30th April 2021

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Beautiful cottage in lovely rural location, yet still so close to many attractions around North Yorkshire. The cottage itself is very well maintained, with lovely cosy feel, very clean and well equipped with everything you could need for a comfortable stay. We certainly will recommend to anyone whos looking for nice break away. See you soon, PhilipRead more, Kathy , pippa and beatie Hide

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