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Welcome to Stradbroke Villa, a characterful 4-bedroom holiday home that's less than 15 minutes from central York.
Stradbroke Villa dates back to the turn of the century and families will love exploring the gorgeous gardens that wrap around this large detached house. The traditional red brick exterior is typical of Yorkshire Wolds architecture and with a setting in the charming village of Ellerton, it's the perfect base to explore this picturesque part of East Yorkshire.
Step inside and you'll find lots of space for up to 6 adults and 1 child. With four reception rooms on the ground floor (plus a wet room) there's no need to get under each other's feet during this holiday! To the left of the front door is the TV room with a choice of comfortable seating and stylish slate flooring. Settle down in front of the wood-burning stove and catch up with your favourite Netflix box-set on the flat screen TV. There's also a music Airdrop if you prefer a bit of audio entertainment instead.
The second living room has cool cream sofas, a roaring open-fire and feature candles. It's a calming space for a bit of relaxation and we particularly love the stylish French grey dresser in this room. From here you'll enter the light and airy dining room where you can soak up the views of the lovely gardens as you sit down to eat. Dual aspect bi-folding doors let in lots of light and open directly onto the extensive gardens. The large square dining table seats everyone comfortably with eight high-backed grey fabric chairs. You'll definitely want to linger for a while in here as you enjoy a family meal! Perfect at any time of day.
The last (but certainly not least) reception room is the impressively spacious kitchen / diner which is the perfect place for everyone to congregate. The stylish shaker style kitchen includes grey units, granite worktops, induction hob and side-by-side fridge and freezer. You can choose between an electric fan oven or a separate steam oven as well as a warming drawer and grill. Take a seat at the long dining table and gaze out over the arable fields beyond - through the floor to ceiling glass. A patio door to the side leads out onto an extensive decked seating area and the beautiful landscaped gardens.
Head upstairs and you will find all four bedrooms on the first floor with two rooms at the front and two at the rear.
First off at the front is the impressive master bedroom with a gorgeous king-size linen bed, cool grey carpets, pendant lighting and a simply stunning en-suite bathroom. With his and hers washbasins, a large freestanding bath and a large walk-in monsoon shower it is opulent and perfect for sharing. Delight in the view as you take a long, luxurious soak in the bath (glass of bubbly optional) Well you are on holiday after all!
The second bedroom (also at the front) is another spacious room, this time with a Super King-sized bed that can be set up as a twin if requested. With muted greys, feature cast iron fireplace and chandelier lighting it is a serene and stylish place to rest your head.
Both third and fourth bedrooms are located at the rear of the house. A single room with a cabin bed is just the right size for 1 child. While the final compact double room boasts an antique bed where you can enjoy the peace and quiet of this tranquil spot.
The family bathroom, also to the rear, comes with slate flooring, feature slate shelving and a freestanding claw foot bath with hand held shower attachment. An additional wet-room on the ground floor gives three bathrooms in total.
Please contact the owner directly to confirm how you would like the beds to be configured if different from standard set up.
Externally Stradbroke Villa has been very well designed with everyone in mind, including children and four-legged friends who will love spending time here. The front and side of the property has a lawned area and there are attractive raised beds and established shrubbery to the side and rear. Also at the back is the extensive decked area where you can relax with friends and family on the rattan style sofas and chairs. There's even a wood-fired pizza oven and firepit - perfect if you fancy spending the evening outside enjoying nature at its best. Bliss!
Stradbroke Villa 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.