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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
Decorated for Christmas
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.

  • 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
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Pub and shop within 0.5 miles
  • York 6 miles
  • Arrival: 16:00 onwards
  • Departure: before 10:00 unless otherwise stated in your arrival details
  • 1 dog allowed. Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week

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 32 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Mark 18th November 2022

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Amazing place, everything needed for a relaxing today was on hand. I would thoroughly recommend this property.

Reviewed by sue 16th September 2022

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Lovely cosy cottage Ideally placed for exploring York and the coast and lots of fabulous gardens Host is very friendly and helpful Lovely welcome pack too!

Reviewed by Fiona 9th September 2022

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Lovely cottage with everything we needed. Michelle was so nice and welcoming, and the little extra treats were much appreciated. Our holiday was unfortunately cut short but loving Yorkshire as we do we will no doubt return in the future.

Reviewed by Robert 2nd September 2022

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Reviewed by Bill 5th August 2022

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Lovely topsy turvy cottage. very comfortable. The shower is to die for. Lovely host and lovely area.

Reviewed by Kay 29th July 2022

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A great place to stay with every comfort. A good position to visit York (we used the bus) and gain access to many of North Yorkshire beautiful scenery and attractions. We went to Harrogate, Whitby, Pickering, and Thornton le Dale. Our host was very welcoming.

Reviewed by James 15th July 2022

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The cottage was really lovely and a delightful place to stay and relax. The owners were very helpful and friendly and the welcome pack a great extra .

Reviewed by Jennifer 8th July 2022

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Ideally situated for exploring York and surrounding countryside. Park & Ride is close by. Good access to coastal towns, we visited Bridlington on a very hot day.

Reviewed by Louise 10th June 2022

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Lovely cottage and great location for exploring the area. Very generous welcome pack provided. Cottage was clean and well equipped. Would definitely return.

Reviewed by Christine 20th May 2022

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Reviewed by Kate 13th May 2022

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Just returned home from a perfect holiday. Lovely accommodation in perfect setting . Owner Michelle was extremely friendly and approachable. Couldnt fault in anyway.

Reviewed by Michelle 15th April 2022

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Great little cottage for our holiday, Michelle showed us round on our arrival, the welcome pack was outstanding, i would recommend anyone to stay here, great location and ideally situated for York and surrounding areas, we also have an electric car and found charging locally excellent too, we would not hesitate to book this again when we re-visit tRead morehe area! Hide

Reviewed by Stephen 12th March 2022

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Reviewed by Michael 7th March 2022

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We had a great week away and what a fantastic place to stay! Michelle was kind and showed us around when we first arrived. Checking out was easy and we hope to stay again in the future. Highly recommended for convenience to York and surrounding beautiful countryside.

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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