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Fabulous cottage with beautiful views and garden
The open-plan living area is cosy and comfy
There's a view to the garden from the stable style door
Al fresco dining any time of the day or night
The charming, romantic bedroom completes the property
Pop your walking boots on
A well-equipped kitchen area in which to prepare your meals
Relax in the inviting open-plan living space
The wood burner is a great addition
Unwind in the comfortable lounge area
Cosy up in front of the wood burner at the end of the day
The living area is flooded with natural light
Everything you need to rustle up a bite to eat
Dine in after a day out
Sumptuous bedding ready to climb into
Admire the view from the bedroom window
There's ample storage in the bedroom
The delightful bedroom oozes character
The en-suite shower room
Plenty of outside space
Welcome to this lovely barn conversion
1 / 21  Fabulous cottage with beautiful views and garden
2 / 21  The open-plan living area is cosy and comfy
3 / 21  There's a view to the garden from the stable style door
4 / 21  Al fresco dining any time of the day or night
5 / 21  The charming, romantic bedroom completes the property
6 / 21  Pop your walking boots on
7 / 21  A well-equipped kitchen area in which to prepare your meals
8 / 21  Relax in the inviting open-plan living space
9 / 21  The wood burner is a great addition
10 / 21  Unwind in the comfortable lounge area
11 / 21  Cosy up in front of the wood burner at the end of the day
12 / 21  The living area is flooded with natural light
13 / 21  Everything you need to rustle up a bite to eat
14 / 21  Dine in after a day out
15 / 21  Sumptuous bedding ready to climb into
16 / 21  Admire the view from the bedroom window
17 / 21  There's ample storage in the bedroom
18 / 21  The delightful bedroom oozes character
19 / 21  The en-suite shower room
20 / 21  Plenty of outside space
21 / 21  Welcome to this lovely barn conversion

The Shed

Hovingham, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 2
5 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Open fire / woodburner
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
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At a glance

  • Charming bijou barn conversion in a small country hamlet with countryside walks aplenty
  • Surrounded by the stunning Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
  • Well situated for visiting the very best of North Yorkshire's attractions whilst offering a truly peaceful getaway

 

Property code: G0069

An exquisite quaint barn conversion tucked away in the breathtaking Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering a truly tranquil getaway for two in a romantic countryside setting.

An exquisite quaint barn conversion tucked away in the breathtaking Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, offering a truly tranquil getaway for two in a romantic countryside setting.

Take a look at this exquisite bijou barn conversion tucked away in the Howardian Hills - an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Located 17 miles north of York, this romantic cottage ticks every box in terms of interiors, location and charm. It's the perfect choice for couples looking to escape to the country in style.

This cottage has a real chocolate box feel about it with its honey sandstone exterior and calm grey tones inside. Reminiscent of Brittany-style gites, it's like discovering your own adult-sized fairy house at the bottom of the garden.

Step inside to find a stylish and elegant open-plan living space home to the lounge, kitchen and dining area. High beamed ceilings, traditional Yorkshire flagstone floors, hues of grey and immaculate furnishings combine to give a sophisticated appeal.

In the lounge area there's a cosy wood burner to curl up beside and radiators throughout keeping the whole cottage nice and toasty. (A basket of logs is provided and more is available locally if needed).

You have the choice of a comfy sofa protected by a handsome stag or an armchair right in front of the fire. Settle down with a good book and a cup of Yorkshire tea for the afternoon. There's a TV and DVD player available and above the TV an antique cupboard is stocked full of DVDs and books for your entertainment.

Making great use of the space you'll find everything you need in the kitchen to rustle up dinner with all the usual equipment provided. There's a dishwasher, induction hob, oven, microwave and fridge with icebox freezer.

Make your way through to find the bedroom, a surprisingly spacious and romantic room decorated in a French style. This bed is sized as a large double, so plenty of room to stretch out and relax.

Another large sash window offers further views out into the garden and there's a window seat so you can take it all in. In the morning, throw open the curtains, open the window and hop back into bed with the sound of birdsong to welcome in the day.

The bedroom enjoys an en-suite shower room with a walk-in shower and WC.

There is much to enjoy outside this charming holiday home. A generous garden laid to lawn and bordered by flowerbeds offers plenty of space to throw out a picnic blanket and enjoy the Yorkshire sunshine. A pretty bench sits in front of the barn, the perfect spot for your morning coffee with the sights and sounds of nature all around you.

There's a mini orchard with plum and apple trees to wander around and wildlife abounds here. Birds, pheasants, partridges and even the occasional deer can be spotted from the comfort of your garden. Patio furniture provided is ideal for enjoying balmy summer evenings.

Storage for bikes is available upon request if you want to discover the stunning countryside here on wheels.

This property welcomes infants and can provide a travel cot if required.

  • 1 large double bedroom and WC
  • 1 en-suite shower room
  • Hob, oven, microwave, fridge, icebox, dishwasher - please note that there is no washing machine at the property
  • Outside seating area and garden
  • Cosy wood burner
  • Electricity and heating included
  • Off-road parking
  • LCD TV, DVD player
  • Wi-Fi included
  • 2 small dogs welcome
  • Towels provided
  • Travel cot available
  • Shop and pub within 2 miles
  • BBQ available
  • Storage for bikes upon request
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 2 dogs allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

This quaint holiday cottage is set within a small hamlet 17 miles north of York. Its surrounded by stunning countryside and lovely villages with cafes and pubs, with lots of walks right from the doorstep.

The nearest village is Hovingham (3 miles), a real picture-postcard North York Moors village with chocolate box sandstone cottages, a tea room, shop and a couple of pubs to choose from. Hovingham Hall is open to the public and is a nice way to spend some time. Nearby there's an award-winning lavender farm, with its deer and sculpture park, tearoom and gift shop, it's a great day out for all ages.

Perfectly positioned to visit the very best of North Yorkshire, this cottage sits in an area known as The Golden Triangle within the Howardian Hills. Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1987, this land of lush pasture and woodland plays host to grand country houses, atmospheric ruins and handsome market towns. Head 8 miles north to Helmsley and you’re in the North York Moors National Park with its breathtaking scenery of heather covered hills and lush green dales.

The beautiful market town of Helmsley is a must visit during your stay. You'll find lots of gorgeous little independent shops and great foodie options. In the opposite direction, the foodie-haven of Malton (11 miles) is another market town worth a stop with its rows of pretty Georgian shops.

The village of Sheriff Hutton is just 6 miles away, a charming little place very typical of this area of Yorkshire. You'll find two pubs, the local store, a wine shop and a delightful deli/cafe.

Magnificent Castle Howard is 8 miles away and a must during your visit to this area. This stunning stately home and gardens is a pleasure to walk around, and there's a lovely lakeside cafe to enjoy too. On your way home, pop into the farm shop and deli here to stock up on the finest local produce.

You're 17 miles from the beautiful medieval city of York, home to the breathtaking York Minster, and hundreds of great shops and restaurants. Explore the cobbled streets of The Shambles and take a step back in time.

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 38 guest ratings

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Reviewed by David 20th May 2022

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Cottage was ideally situated for us to visit that part of North Yorkshire Safe parking area for car and very safe for dogs Lovely shower and always welcome warmth from radiators WiFi /Netflix gave us the home comforts we are now accustomed too On first impressions on arrival we found that the grassed area in contrast to our view beyond had been negRead morelected ,as responsible dog owners keeping the area clean became tedious Furniture in the living area was uncomfortable and a bit tired Hide

Reviewed by Brenda 6th May 2022

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Loved the area and peaceful loved the fenced in garden I think the cottage had changed ownership as all previous reviews were thrilled about the welcome hamper home made jam and gin but we were very disappointed with not having that also some things do need repairing but we loved the woodland walks and surrounding villages lovely part of Yorkshire Read morewill be back . Hide

Reviewed by Sally 22nd April 2022

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The shed was a very peaceful , comfortable place to stay in a quiet location with all amenities close by. The wildlife on the doorstep was amazing. Great base for visiting the area with lots to see and do. Would like to go back again.

Reviewed by Marilyn 25th March 2022

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Reviewed by Chris 18th March 2022

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We had a really lovely time at the cottage. All we needed was there. Very clean, tidy and comfy. Have already recommended it to friends.

Reviewed by Mark 7th March 2022

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Reviewed by HENRY 13th February 2022

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This cottage is perfect for a quiet peaceful break in an ideal location, we never heard any road noise just the birds singing in the bushes, we had snow one day and the cottage looked lovely, everything was supplied even nuts for the birds and squirrels, the wood burner was an excellent addition, would love to return one day.

Reviewed by Richard 4th February 2022

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Absolutely brilliant break and a great cottage. The welcome pack was lovely and well received - thank you. More so, the fact the fire was already made was an absolute bonus on a cold, wild Yorkshire night ! Cant wait to revisit - many thanks.

Reviewed by Teresa 29th October 2021

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No improvements. Perfect. Thankyou

Reviewed by Gill 22nd October 2021

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Everything was perfect

Reviewed by Andrew 15th October 2021

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Gingerlilly is a perfect holiday cottage for 2 - highly recommended !

Reviewed by Reg 1st October 2021

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The accommodation is bijou but the owners have carefully designed and created within the accommodation something that provides all one's needs quite brilliantly. In addition, they add, again very thoughtfully, a personal touch of 'goodies' All are well conceived and plentiful and something that really provides warmth and care and promises a super sRead moretart to the stay. If you are considering this option for stay in Yorkshire you will not be disappointed. Hide

Reviewed by Angela 24th September 2021

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Warm, cosy cottage in an excellent location for visiting York, Harrogate, the Moors and the coast. Would highly recommend and would love to visit again.

Reviewed by Diane 30th July 2021

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Reviewed by Nicola 23rd July 2021

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A beautiful cottage in a great location. We had a wonderful week.

Reviewed by Christopher 2nd July 2021

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Beautiful, well equipped, comfortable cottage with an amazing tranquil garden and superb off road private gated parking. Set in a stunning part of Yorkshire and surrounded by nature. Welcome pack was the best we have ever had. Came away feeling completely relaxed and chilled.

Reviewed by Elizabeth 4th June 2021

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This is a really beautiful little cottage. Well supplied with the kitchen essentials. It was a really nice bonus that the tv had Netflix it meant we coo ooo old watch films in the evening. We were very lucky with the weather which we got to use the bbq supplied and sit outside Im the evening that was nice too. Really nice stay, local villages closeRead more buy to get food or even eat out. Hide

Reviewed by Philip 21st May 2021

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The cottage is small but perfectly formed - comfortable, cosy and with everything you need. We loved the thoughtful welcome treats! It was very dog friendly, there's some lovely woods across the road from the cottage for walks. The big fenced in garden was a bonus too. The location is good for seeing the area, Castle Howard is nearby and has a greaRead moret Arboretum. Hovingham is 5 mins drive away and has a shop, bakery and pub and Helmsley is 20 mins drive and has lots of shops and cafes. Hide

Reviewed by Norma 17th May 2021

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Reviewed by Lorna 30th April 2021

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Returned again (4th time now) for a weeks stay after lockdown. Great place to get away from it all, lots of villages & National Trust places to enjoy, and a log burner to enjoy when the weather let us down. Well equipped, comfortable and very thoughtful additions - dont think twice, youll be very well catered for here!

Reviewed by Janet 23rd April 2021

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This is a gorgeous cottage in a lovely setting with beautiful views. The level of comfort is excellent with quality furnishings and great attention to detail. The cottage is well equipped and the welcome pack is very thoughtful with some hand made items (jam and gin ). There is some road noise but it wasn't enough to spoil the lovely relaxed atmospRead morehere created in this little sanctuary . We will definitely return. Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 19th April 2021

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Just returned from a very relaxing break. The cottage is small but comfortable, well equipped, clean and ideal for a short stay for two. Due to Covid, we were unable to eat out but were quite happy to cook and eat in. The cottage is well situated and there are many walks, outdoor attractions and small towns / villages within a short distance.

Reviewed by Ian 12th February 2021

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Sarah & Paul are wonderful hosts of this amazing cottage. They have thought of everything you could wish for during any length break. Surrounded by wonderful countryside and with so much to see and do on our doorstep, the cottage is set-up perfectly with so many small touches that add up to a great stay. So peaceful and just what we needed. Thank yRead moreou ! Hide

Reviewed by Nick 11th December 2020

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Reviewed by Ian 23rd October 2020

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Wonderful little cottage in idlic location. Very cosy lovely location and very quite and private. Great walks nearby and close to more tourists attractions. Would certainly return to this location

Reviewed by Matthew 16th October 2020

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A wonderful small barn, excellent location to be able to get to many walks, abbeys etc The standard of cleanliness was exceptional and the little small touches were very kind.

Reviewed by Jackie 9th October 2020

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Reviewed by Jacqueline 2nd October 2020

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A superb cosy cottage with lots of edible treats left by the owner. We felt that the owners had thought of everything we might need and more!

Reviewed by John 18th September 2020

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The cottage is very well equipped and has good quality furnishings and fittings. The welcome pack is very thoughtful with homemade jam and honey and local produce. The garden is well fenced and safe for dogs and very pleasantly planted with shrubs and includes a herb garden. However, the cottage is set back from a rather busy road which rather spoiRead morels the rural idyll. Hide

Reviewed by Michelle 14th September 2020

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Great location and well equipped holiday cottage where you instantly feel at home in. Great garden space which the dogs loved to play in and we enjoyed having a morning brew sat outdoors. Location great for walking and cycling and close to great visit the sites of Yorkshire.

Reviewed by Edward 11th September 2020

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The cottage is fantastic and located in a idyllic setting. The perfect get away to enjoy walks and outdoor activities. We will most definitely return.

Reviewed by Christine 4th September 2020

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Beautiful cottage for couples with everything required for a relaxing, romantic break. The garden was gorgeous too. We loved watching the woodpecker, rabbits and squirrels. Owners also provided a lovely welcome hamper (the homemade raspberry gin was very moreish). Definitely one to return to. A credit to its owners.

Reviewed by Stephen 31st August 2020

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The cottage was absolutely beautiful, we especially loved the fireplace and the fact that it had a secure garden for our dog. The owners really went the extra mile with the welcome basket, such a wonderful touch.

Reviewed by Helen 14th August 2020

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This was the perfect holiday cottage. It was rural but still near to the local village. The cottage itself was just lovely...a lot of thought had gone into the decor and the owners have created a cosy, inviting space. We will definitely be returning to the cottage in the near future.

Reviewed by Robert 7th August 2020

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The cottage is located in an idyllic situation. It is immaculate in every sense. The garden is magnificent and proved safe for our two Jack Russell Terriers. Even under Covid 19 restrictions we found places to eat and drink and visit. If you like historic houses and country walks this is an ideal choice!

Reviewed by Sheila 31st July 2020

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Ginger lily is a beautiful cosy little cottage in the lovely yorkshire country side with everything you could possibly need for a lovely holiday . Its in a great location for exploring all the attractions yorkshire has to offer and after a great day out sightseeing you can return to sit and finish the day off in the lovely private garden . If you hRead moread any problem at the cottage the owners Sarah and Paul are there straight away to help. And I must add the welcome pack was fantastic. Hide

Reviewed by Suzanne 10th July 2020

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The cottage was fantastic. It was so comfortable and beautifully kitted out. The enclosed garden was wonderful for our dog with great garden furniture too. This area of Yorkshire is a superb base for travelling around with many great local walks. Thank you for everything Sarah and Paul.

Reviewed by John 4th July 2020

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Very welcoming, cosy and thoughtfully appointed cottage. Delightfully stocked and much appreciated welcome pack. Comprehensive information which included reassurance regarding Covid 19 and cleanliness. In its own pretty setting and fabulous base for North York Moors exploration.

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Fabulous cottage with beautiful views and garden
The open-plan living area is cosy and comfy
There's a view to the garden from the stable style door
Al fresco dining any time of the day or night
The charming, romantic bedroom completes the property
Pop your walking boots on
A well-equipped kitchen area in which to prepare your meals
Relax in the inviting open-plan living space
The wood burner is a great addition
Unwind in the comfortable lounge area
Cosy up in front of the wood burner at the end of the day
Show 9 moreThe living area is flooded with natural light

Location

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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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