Welcome to Harry's Stable, a stunning 2-bedroom luxury holiday cottage set within the grounds of a 16th Century farmhouse near York. This gorgeous property has the wow factor in every room, and with its setting in beautiful grounds with uninterrupted countryside all around this is true holiday perfection.
Harry's Stable has been a real labour of love by its owners, something which is abundantly evident throughout the whole property with its bespoke furniture and effortless style. Step in to discover a dramatic hallway boasting beautiful quarry tiles and a fabulous oak stairway. This large and spacious hall leads directly through to the main living area in the cottage, a bright and welcoming open plan space housing the kitchen, dining area and lounge. As an added little treat, you'll arrive to a generous welcome hamper including homemade bread, cakes and Temple Spa luxury spa products. The owner also offers an optional breakfast hamper option packed with locally sourced produce.
The lounge is home to a large L-shaped sofa, perfect for stretching out on for those cosy movie nights in. There's also a handsome armchair to curl up on with that book you've been meaning to read for months. The lounge comes equipped with a SMART HD TV, top quality sound system and Wi-Fi. Underfloor heating throughout ensures you are nice and toasty whatever the weather.
The bespoke kitchen includes handmade cream units and a chunky granite work-top. There's a dishwasher provided as well as a washing machine if needed. The cupboards are well stocked with glassware, crockery and everything you'll need to rustle up a hearty dinner. Sitting beside the kitchen you'll find the charming dining area, bathed in sunlight streaming in through the windows it's a lovely spot for dining at any time of day.
Both bedrooms in this luxury cottage are on ground level and both come equipped with flat screen TVs. The generous master bedroom has a stunning queen-size bed with a luxury feather topper, duvet and crisp white bed linen; a heavenly place to wake up each morning. In the corner of this room you'll find a fabulous copper bath just calling out for long candle-lit soaks. The second bedroom is equally charming, with its country-chic style and beautifully dressed double bed, also with a feather topper. The house bathroom is also on ground level, a show-stopping wet room with an enormous walk-in shower and copper sink. There is an additional mezzanine floor in the cottage which houses a day-bed, TV and PS3, the perfect escape for teens and adults alike!
There is much to enjoy outside this beautiful property as well as in. French doors from the lounge lead directly out to 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 al fresco with only the horses next door to keep you company. The gorgeous setting provides uninterrupted views of the glorious 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.
Harry's Stable is set in the village of Ellerton, a charming little village less than 15 minutes 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. Lunch at The Star Inn the City down by the river is a must.
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 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. The Yorkshire Coast, North York Moors and Yorkshire Coast are also all within easy driving distance from here and make for a great day trip.
You are also well-placed to discover the stunning North York Moors, this dramatic landscape of heather and open moorland is just a short drive 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 gentle 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 its cast in comforting soft focus.