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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
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.

This property is personally managed by Melanie.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 15 guest ratings

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Reviewed by M 4th July 2020

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

Reviewed by Ian 18th October 2019

Reviewed by Lee 14th October 2019

Lovely, cosy accommodation with everything you need. York city only 15 mins drive away. Nice couple of pubs within few minutes drive, as well as Indian and Chinese takeaways, however youll need to be prepared to collect your food as they will not deliver! If you want a quiet cosy retreat but close to the city, you wont find much better than this. MRead moreichelle is a great host and cant do enough for you. Thanks for a lovely break. Hide

Reviewed by Louise 11th October 2019

Reviewed by Roberta 13th September 2019

Beautiful idyllic village with a pond and ducks. Excellent location for easy access to York and beyond. Comfortable and clean accommodation with a small balcony giving an open view to the owners garden. A managerie of farm animals that provide wonderful entertainment. Small private courtyard garden to the rear.

Reviewed by Geoffrey 6th September 2019

Our cottage was clean and very comfortable. The welcome pack which included a cream tea and a bottle of wine was very welcome! There is a lovely garden which can be accessed by guests where you can say hello to the free range chickens. There are also pigs and goats on the property which add to the feeling of being in the country. We would very muchRead more recommend this property either as a quiet county break for couples or a perfect base for exploring York and the surrounding area. Hide

Reviewed by Ryan 2nd September 2019

The cottage was lovely, the surroundings to Match. We got to the cottage and they had made us some homemade scones and left bread and milk was a lovely touch. We found them very helpful as well telling what was about and how to travel altogether it was a pleasant experience.

Reviewed by Susan 1st July 2019

We had a great time. The cottage and grounds were great for our dog to explore. Michelle was very welcoming and friendly. The gifts she left were very useful and the chocolate cake was lovely. We would definitely recommend...thank you Michelle x

Reviewed by Clive 24th May 2019

Lovely room, lovely location and lots to do near by, Michele was really helpful and then left us to enjoy a fabulous stay. Would recommend this highly.

Reviewed by Maureen 29th December 2018

Loved this cottage,only one drawback,could use a wardrobe or something for some hanging space.Apart from that we would go back again and intend to in the summer.If thats the only problem then that makes it ok in our book.

Reviewed by Neill 30th October 2018

Michelle is lovely and when we had some questions or concerns she responded quickly. The gardens are very private with chickens so if you have a dog just make sure they are in the shed before opening the door, you could sit out and chill but the weather turned against us so we couldn't enjoy them that much. Willoughbys Loft is lovely and clean butRead more the bin upstairs needs a good clean. The downstairs bed is a bit too firm for our liking and the patio doors need more insulation for the winter months, and unfortunately the underfloor heating in the shower room was not working so it was a run in and out for us. The Loft is very well insulated so you have a situation of the top floor being stiflingly hot and the downstairs being way too cold, they do need to sort this out as its two separate zones. The leather sofa was not very comfy for us but if your younger it might be too there liking. Hide

Reviewed by Lorna 1st October 2018

Lovely cottage, perfect for two. Great location, lots to see in the surrounding area. Would definately stay there again.

Reviewed by Lee 10th September 2018

Lovely cottage in a very nice area. Michelle very friendly and welcoming. Good location for all of York and surrounding area. Great for those who wish to bring a dog. Loft very clean and well maintained. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Colin 27th August 2018

This was my first time as a tourist to East Yorkshire. Fabulous cottage. Friendly owner. Accessible to all I wanted but a bit off piste if no car. Lovely village with nice walks and friendly neighbours. Plenty to see and do in the locale whilst remaining a nice quiet spot. Lovely

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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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