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River Cottage

York Cottages, Yorkshire Wolds (Howden)

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  • Welcome to the elegant River Cottage

    Welcome to the elegant River Cottage

  • Time to settle down and relax..

    Time to settle down and relax..

  • Light up the wood-burner each evening for that cosy glow.

    Light up the wood-burner each evening for that cosy glow.

  • Take your pick from several comfy sofas and grab a good book.

    Take your pick from several comfy sofas and grab a good book.

  • Or spend the afternoon with your paper's crossword.

    Or spend the afternoon with your paper's crossword.

  • The generous living room is light and peaceful.

    The generous living room is light and peaceful.

  • Luxurious fabrics and furnishings give a quality appeal.

    Luxurious fabrics and furnishings give a quality appeal.

  • Fresh flowers make you feel welcome

    Fresh flowers make you feel welcome

  • Solid oak flooring underfoot gives a sense of warmth and quality.

    Solid oak flooring underfoot gives a sense of warmth and quality.

  • And solid oak doors complete the look.

    And solid oak doors complete the look.

  • Take off your coat and leave the cares of the world behind you.

    Take off your coat and leave the cares of the world behind you.

  • The generous kitchen - lots of room to cook and entertain.

    The generous kitchen - lots of room to cook and entertain.

  • You'll find all the usual mod cons in here including a dishwasher and microwave.

    You'll find all the usual mod cons in here including a dishwasher and microwave.

  • Time to unwind from the hectic pace of modern life.

    Time to unwind from the hectic pace of modern life.

  • Settle down to dinner.

    Settle down to dinner.

  • Pick up a nice bottle of red from the local deli.

    Pick up a nice bottle of red from the local deli.

  • The charming master bedroom with its king size bed to stretch out on.

    The charming master bedroom with its king size bed to stretch out on.

  • Cosy and comfortable, indulge with an afternoon all to yourself with a good book.

    Cosy and comfortable, indulge with an afternoon all to yourself with a good book.

  • The en suite shower room. Easy to just roll out of bed and wake yourself up each morning.

    The en suite shower room. Easy to just roll out of bed and wake yourself up each morning.

  • The second bedroom is a sweet twin room

    The second bedroom is a sweet twin room

  • Elegant colours continue the calm and peaceful feel in here.

    Elegant colours continue the calm and peaceful feel in here.

  • Lots of room for two.

    Lots of room for two.

  • The second bedroom also enjoys its own en suite shower room.

    The second bedroom also enjoys its own en suite shower room.

  • Open up the stable door and let the outside in.

    Open up the stable door and let the outside in.

  • The charming exterior of River Cottage.

    The charming exterior of River Cottage.

  • Shrubs and pot plants give the entrance to the cottage colour and character.

    Shrubs and pot plants give the entrance to the cottage colour and character.

  • The perfect way to enjoy the warmer summer months.

    The perfect way to enjoy the warmer summer months.

  • A little reminder of your riverside location.

    A little reminder of your riverside location.

  • Discover the charming little garden..

    Discover the charming little garden..

  • Complete with rattan furniture its the perfect sheltered spot for that morning coffee

    Complete with rattan furniture its the perfect sheltered spot for that morning coffee

  • Or perhaps that afternoon G & T! A BBQ is also provided for you.

    Or perhaps that afternoon G & T! A BBQ is also provided for you.

  • River Cottage is set betwixt two grand Yorkshire Estates, Saltmarshe & Sandhall

    River Cottage is set betwixt two grand Yorkshire Estates, Saltmarshe & Sandhall

  • The locals are very friendly.

    The locals are very friendly.

  • Enjoy a stroll along the riverbank.

    Enjoy a stroll along the riverbank.

  • Explore the lush green meadows, perfect for summer picnics...

    Explore the lush green meadows, perfect for summer picnics...

  • The resident sheep...

    The resident sheep...

  • Beautiful English countryside at its best...

    Beautiful English countryside at its best...

  • As the name suggests, River Cottage is right by the banks of the river Ouse...

    As the name suggests, River Cottage is right by the banks of the river Ouse...

  • Enjoy a walk to nearby Howden, a vibrant little town complete with its own Minster.

    Enjoy a walk to nearby Howden, a vibrant little town complete with its own Minster.

  • The local deli The Kitchen is perfect for picking up some local goodies and does a very nice tea and cake too!

    The local deli The Kitchen is perfect for picking up some local goodies and does a very nice tea and cake too!

  • The stunning medieval City of York is just half an hour's drive away.

    The stunning medieval City of York is just half an hour's drive away.

  • Indulge with lunch at the Michelin-starred Pipe & Glass, again just a short drive away....

    Indulge with lunch at the Michelin-starred Pipe & Glass, again just a short drive away....

The Essentials

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Children Welcome
  • Pub Within 1.5 mile
  • Shop Within 3 mile
  • Internet Access
  • Off-road Parking
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly
  • BBQ
  • LCD TV
  • DVD Player
  • Travel Cot / High Chair
  • Cot

About River Cottage

Set close to a peaceful 100-acre private estate, River Cottage is a charming 2-bedroom / 2-bathroom country cottage with attractive interiors and an idyllic rural location.

This cottage has everything you could need for a relaxing break in gorgeous corner of Yorkshire. It's beautifully furnished and set betwixt the two grand Yorkshire Estates of Sandhall and Saltmarshe - the perfect escape to the country!

At the heart of the single storey property is a lovely living / dining room which has pretty pastel tones and a free-standing wood-burning fire to make things nice and cosy. Take your pick from a choice of comfortable seating and settle down in front of the wall-mounted TV with DVD player. There's a side table and chair which can double up as a desk if you can't bear to leave your laptop behind or want to write out some postcards to friends.

Everyone can eat together at the oblong dining table and the comfortable high backed chairs mean you can linger and chat a while after dinner.

Oak wood flooring continues from the living area into the large country kitchen next door where there are lots of chic white units around this square shaped room. You'll also find plenty of space on the solid wooden worktops to chop, grind, and mix, whether you are creating a light picnic lunch or a 3-course gourmet dinner! Appliances available within this spacious family kitchen include gas oven, and hob, fridge with freezer compartment, dishwasher, washing machine and microwave plus an assortment of other pots, pans and utensils.

There are two bedrooms at River Cottage which are both light and bright with neutral carpets and cream walls. The master bedroom has a king-sized bed and fitted wardrobes which provide plenty of storage to keep things tidied away. An en-suite shower room means you can roll straight out of bed for a refreshing morning shower before striking out for a day exploring the Wolds.

A second bedroom, this time a twin, is just down the hall with full sized beds that are suitable for either children or adults who prefer their own space. A range of painted furniture again provides lots of storage and a separate shower room can be easily accessed from this room.

Outside River Cottage there is a paved patio area with rattan furniture, so you can make the most of your lovely location and eat al fresco when the weather is nice.

Local Area

River Cottage has a beautiful rural location set close to 100 acres of private park and farmland beside the River Ouse in Howdenshire. There are lots of gorgeous river and parkland walks from the doorstep and you are surrounded by lush green landscapes at every turn. The charming market town of Howden is close by with its ancient streets, lovely shops, cafes, wine bars, Heritage Centre and historical buildings to explore. See if you can spot the tower of Howden Minster from the cottage.

Set right by the river, you can watch the tall masts of ships passing by on their way up the river to Goole. It's so peaceful here you just won't want to leave. There are wide paths for walkers/riders round the park, we recommend the river walk along to Blacktoft to the Hope and Anchor pub for a bite of lunch, and there are lots more walks to try.

There are lots of lovely country pubs in the area, including another great option within walking distance of the cottage, The Bricklayer's Arms at Laxton. And if you feel like dining in we recommend the short trip to Kitchen in Howden.  Stock up on the finest Yorkshire produce here, from excellent home-made bread to the most amazing pies and cakes.  While you're there it would be a shame not to stop and enjoy a cup of tea and something sweet!

Howden is an ideal base from which to explore all that this area of Yorkshire has to offer.  You are perfectly placed to explore York, the Wolds to the East and the North York Moors to the North. The beautiful city of Beverley is just half an hour's drive from the cottage.  Explore the stunning Beverley Minster before indulging in a spot of shopping around its lively cobbled squares. 

And further East, get to know the gorgeous Yorkshire Wolds, a range of low rolling hills rising from the river Humber and sweeping along to the stunning cliffs at Flamborough Head.  This landscape was an inspiration to David Hockney with much of his work based on the countryside here. You can follow the Hockney Trail to discover the setting of some his more famous works. Keen golfers will enjoy the local course just 5 miles away and the gentle nature of the countryside here 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.  And for kids there are heaps of fantastic attractions nearby (indoor and out) including the excellent Yorkshire Wildlife Park and The Deep in Hull. Nearby Hull is also the 2017 UK City of Culture and offers much to the discerning visitor in terms of the Arts and other attractions. Williams Den at North Cave is a new childrens play adventure park, offering both inside and outside activities for children aged 4-12.

If you enjoy a spot of twitching you're in heaven here with many excellent bird watching sites within easy reach. Try North Cave Wetlands, The Delph, Saltmarshe and Ferrybridge for starters. And if you want to see some Puffins and Gannets making their home on the cliffs take a drive over to the coast and marvel at the Bempton Cliffs. 

The North York Moors and beautiful medieval City of York are also all within easy reach and make for a great day trip.  

Reviews

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Comfort and Equipment
8.9
Location
8.4
Cleanliness
9.9
Local amenities
7.9
Value for money
9.1
Overall rating
9.0
Scores 9.0 out of 10 based on 7 reviews
Reviews and scores from the last 12 months.
9 out of 10

Joan

Barrow in Furness GB Family
We just loved River Cottage and it is certainly one of the best few days we have ever spent.

The cottage is beautiful, in a peaceful, restful place and was excellent for comfort and cleanliness.
I have never slept in such a comfortable bed, it was wonderful. We were very lucky and had the perfect warm sunny weather, and was able to sit out each day enjoying the wild life around us.
We took our eldest grand daughter with us who is 26. I thought she might find it too quiet, but like us she loved it. All the time we were there, not once did we switch on the TV set. One of the things that will always stay in my mind, is her walking down the hall one morning, drawing back the curtains, and remarking, "it is just like living in a film set". Like us sha adored the peace and quiet, the wildlife, the horse, but most of all, she wanted to take Rufus home. That lovely dog visited many times but always waited for us on the door step, never coming in. He even accompanied my husband on his morning walk, walking with him without a lead. If we were out during the day, on seeing our car come down the lane, he would follow it back to our delightful holiday let. Yes this holiday was perfect and we were sorry to leave.
Confirmed guest: 19 July 2018
Published on: 24 July 2018

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