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Willoughby's Loft

York, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs welcome 1
4 star
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Luxury
Romantic
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A bright and inviting holiday home just outside York
  • This is an ideal romantic retreat for a couple
  • Perfect for exploring the Yorkshire Wolds an d within easy reach of the Howardian Hills
  • Private patio to enjoy sunny days
Property code: G0177

Set in the grounds of a stunning manor house in a pretty village close to York, this handsome, charming and romantic cottage makes a lovely retreat for a couple seeking to explore this beautiful area.

Come and stay at this charming and hopelessly romantic cottage. This gorgeous one-bedroom bolthole is set in a pretty village just outside York and is ideal for couples looking to explore this vibrant historic city. With its fabulous interiors and beautiful location, it's also rather perfect for honeymoons too!

Set within a recently converted building on the grounds of a stunning manor house, this property is a peaceful retreat designed for two. The layout is upside down, with a spacious master bedroom on the ground floor and the living accommodation upstairs.

Make your way in via the entrance hall and step into a bright contemporary bedroom. This generous room boasts warm oak floorboards and a striking king-size four-poster bed. Patio doors lead out onto a private sun-filled patio which looks directly towards the walled gardens of this period house. Wake up early in the morning, throw open the doors and let the birds' dawn chorus drift softly into the room. The en-suite bathroom in this spacious room is equally impressive. A generous wet room with a large stand-in shower, monsoon shower head and heated floors is the perfect retreat. We love the sleek modern design, the ideal place to freshen up every day.

Let's move upstairs to discover the large living area, a light-filled space with stunning views out to the garden from the French doors. There's a cosy lounge area with a comfortable leather sofa to cuddle up on. Settle down in the evenings with a movie on the LCD Smart TV which also comes equipped with satellite channels. There's Wi-Fi included too if you want to catch up with friends and relatives online.

The kitchen and dining area are also up here. The immaculate bespoke kitchen boasts chunky wooden doors, a shiny marble worktop and a stylish Smeg fridge/freezer. You'll find all mod cons and plenty of cooking equipment and crockery if you're a bit of a foodie. Rustle up something special and enjoy a romantic meal for two as you plan the next day's activities.

Outside, the property really lives up to its name. Settle down on the completely private patio and enjoy a lazy lunch alfresco, with only the sound of birds to disturb you. The extensive grounds of the main house are available for your use and include a large lawned garden and orchard to explore. There are also rare-breed pigs and chickens to discover. This delightful property is a little slice of holiday heaven in Yorkshire.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 bedroom with a king-size four-poster bed
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Fridge/freezer
  • TV, DVD, MP3 dock
  • Patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Welcome pack included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Pub and shop within 0.5 miles
  • York 6 miles

The loft is set in the village of Holtby, a charming little village in the Yorkshire Wolds less than 7 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 nearby.

The jewel in North Yorkshire's crown, we think this 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 the many shops, cafes and restaurants.

Holtby is an ideal base from which to explore all that this area has to offer. 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 also home to many historical homes and religious sites, as well as one of Yorkshire's largest lavender gardens. The Yorkshire Coast, North York Moors and Yorkshire Coast also make for a great day trip.

Melanie Meadows

This property is personally managed by Melanie.

Reviews

From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 25 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Chris 22nd November 2021

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Reviewed by Sybil 12th November 2021

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Absolutely perfect in every way.

Reviewed by Paul 23rd October 2021

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the cottage was excellent and we had a lovely welcome off the owner.

Reviewed by Ken 8th October 2021

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A lovely place to stay away from the hustle and bustle but within striking distance of York and surrounding areas

Reviewed by Christopher 27th September 2021

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This property is just what we needed for a good holiday base camp. It is very comfortable and the host was very easy to contact and to answer any of our questions. We would definitely recommend this property fir a very relaxing holiday.

Reviewed by David 17th September 2021

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Great cottage and fantastic hosts who couldnt make us feel more welcome. Cottage was well equipped and comfortable, in a great location providing the perfect base to explore York and surrounding areas. Highly recommend!!

Reviewed by Robert 6th August 2021

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Reviewed by Ian 23rd July 2021

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Perfect location, close to York with all its attractions, yet still in the countryside with easy access to other locations in Yorkshire. Really comfortable, hosts are really friendly & helpful, with welcome pack really appreciated. Difficult to fault really.

Reviewed by Geraldine 16th July 2021

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We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in this very pretty and comfortable cottage. The owner was very welcoming and helpful and her plum jam was excellent, thank you.

Reviewed by Christine 9th July 2021

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Reviewed by Richard 2nd July 2021

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Reviewed by Philip 18th June 2021

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Lovely clean and well equipped loft in a quiet area and a short drive to York city centre and pubs, shops and restaurants in the area. Michelle is lovely and very approachable if you have any problems tell her while you are there and she will try to put it right as soon as possible. The welcome pack is the best we have ever had and the homemade jamRead more and cake were delicious Hide

Reviewed by Elaine 11th June 2021

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A lovely apartment with lots of nice touches. Nice friendly welcome and lovely welcome pack (particularly liked the homemade red gooseberry jelly!). Ideally situated in a quiet village with easy access to several main routes.

Reviewed by Leona 4th June 2021

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Reviewed by Michael 17th May 2021

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We had a 4 night stay at Willoughby's loft. The cottage was clean, bright and airy. We had everything we needed. It is fully equipped and Michelle's welcome pack including homemade jam and a cake was such a lovely touch. The location was ideal, we had some beautiful walks with our young puppy. We would whole heartedly recommend this cottage and hopRead moree to return soon. Hide

Reviewed by David 11th May 2021

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lovely cottage in a lovely village and very close to the park and ride.

Reviewed by Beverley 3rd May 2021

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Lovely cottage with stunning gardens. Very comfortable accommodation with great facilities for eating, relaxing and gaining a well earned rest. Very close to York and easily accessible by car or via the park and ride. We would definitely use this accommodation again, the entire booking process was simple from beginning to end

Reviewed by NIGEL 30th April 2021

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Reviewed by Rachel 18th September 2020

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Loved our stay at Willoughbys Loft, spacious modern apartment in lovely peaceful grounds. Not much in Holtby itself but if you have a car some really good days out in York, the Yorkshire Moors and some lovely coastal towns.

Reviewed by Shirley 4th September 2020

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This is a lovely quiet and peaceful location in a very small village which is very relaxing. You definitely need a car to fully appreciate the local community and aid access to York and other villages. Michelle provides beverages , milk , wine and her own homemade jam and lemon cake which is delicious. The cottage also has games and videos for thosRead moree wet days when you don't want to venture out. We had a lovely break and would happily recommend to others. Hide

Reviewed by Dawn 14th August 2020

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The cottage was very basic, no cooker apart from a convection microwave with no instructions not ideal. No wardrobe to hang clothes up. The property also benefitted of having a garden which was why I chose the property so that we could just let our dog out before we go to bed this wasnt possible as we had a gate going across our small patio area wiRead moreth table and chairs, although told later in the week that it could be opened and that the dog could go into garden. Hide

Reviewed by Tracey 7th August 2020

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Reviewed by Sarah 10th July 2020

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Absolutely beautiful and peaceful upside-down cottage, full of character and gorgeous surroundings. Really enjoyed our stay, host really helpful. Would absolutely stay again either in this one or one of the other cottages on site.

Reviewed by M 4th July 2020

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willoughbys loft is just a little jem,so peaceful away from everything outside balcony a lovely garden and overlooking garden is free range hens and 2 gorgeous pigs that are so affecionate

Reviewed by Dale 31st January 2020

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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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