The Old Cottage - Nafferton - Gorgeous Cottages Yorkshire

The Old Cottage

Yorkshire Wolds (YORK)

  • Welcome to the handsome Grade II Listed Old Cottage in Nafferton.

    Welcome to the handsome Grade II Listed Old Cottage in Nafferton.

  • The warm and welcoming living room.

    The warm and welcoming living room.

  • The cosy cast iron wood-burner keeps everything nice and toasty in here.

    The cosy cast iron wood-burner keeps everything nice and toasty in here.

  • Plenty of modern comforts too with a large SMART TV complete with Freeview and Netflix

    Plenty of modern comforts too with a large SMART TV complete with Freeview and Netflix

  • Can't beat the sights, sounds and smells of a real fire.

    Can't beat the sights, sounds and smells of a real fire.

  • All the little vintage chic touches make this house feel like a home.

    All the little vintage chic touches make this house feel like a home.

  • Pop open a bottle of red and catch up beside the fire.

    Pop open a bottle of red and catch up beside the fire.

  • It is indeed an olde worlde cottage but with lots of contemporary comforts thrown in!

    It is indeed an olde worlde cottage but with lots of contemporary comforts thrown in!

  • Snuggle up under a blanket with a crossword. Heaven!

    Snuggle up under a blanket with a crossword. Heaven!

  • Well thought out, elegant pieces give a sense of style.

    Well thought out, elegant pieces give a sense of style.

  • The village surrounds a mere, or large duck pond so you can feed the ducks every morning.

    The village surrounds a mere, or large duck pond so you can feed the ducks every morning.

  • The Wolds is perfect for walkers with its rolling green hills and gentle countryside.

    The Wolds is perfect for walkers with its rolling green hills and gentle countryside.

  • Settle down to a long lazy lunch in the charming dining hall.

    Settle down to a long lazy lunch in the charming dining hall.

  • Pick up a few nice things from the local shops in Driffield or Pocklington..

    Pick up a few nice things from the local shops in Driffield or Pocklington..

  • We love the GUINNESS sign on the chimney.

    We love the GUINNESS sign on the chimney.

  • A warm welcome awaits you in this lovely cottage.

    A warm welcome awaits you in this lovely cottage.

  • The galley style kitchen continues the sense of period charm.

    The galley style kitchen continues the sense of period charm.

  • All mod cons are included so you'll find a dishwasher and washing machine in here.

    All mod cons are included so you'll find a dishwasher and washing machine in here.

  • Time for bubbly?

    Time for bubbly?

  • A gorgeous Belfast sink and other period features suit this kitchen.

    A gorgeous Belfast sink and other period features suit this kitchen.

  • A DAB radio provides the background music.

    A DAB radio provides the background music.

  • Lovely views out to the garden from the kitchen window.

    Lovely views out to the garden from the kitchen window.

  • And what a view!

    And what a view!

  • Tea and cake, what better way to spend your afternoon.

    Tea and cake, what better way to spend your afternoon.

  • Arrive to a lovely welcome hamper at The Old Cottage.

    Arrive to a lovely welcome hamper at The Old Cottage.

  • Lots of yummy little treats to look forward to.

    Lots of yummy little treats to look forward to.

  • The fabulous period rack for pots and pans..

    The fabulous period rack for pots and pans..

  • For an old property, the cottage has a lovely bright feeling throughout

    For an old property, the cottage has a lovely bright feeling throughout

  • The vintage style bathroom with its gorgeous Victorian porcelain bath.

    The vintage style bathroom with its gorgeous Victorian porcelain bath.

  • Wood panneling and further vintage pieces.

    Wood panneling and further vintage pieces.

  • Make your way upstairs to discover a large landing which is home to a full size day bed.This day bed is a trundle style which allows it to sleep two additional peple quite comfortably.

    Make your way upstairs to discover a large landing which is home to a full size day bed.This day bed is a trundle style which allows it to sleep two additional peple quite comfortably.

  • Escape up here with a good book for the afternoon.

    Escape up here with a good book for the afternoon.

  • Or plan your walking route for the following day...

    Or plan your walking route for the following day...

  • The lovely main bedroom feels light and comfortable.

    The lovely main bedroom feels light and comfortable.

  • Treat yourself to breakfast in bed.

    Treat yourself to breakfast in bed.

  • The comfy double bed.

    The comfy double bed.

  • The pleasant view when you wake up each morning.

    The pleasant view when you wake up each morning.

  • The charming exterior of the cottage.

    The charming exterior of the cottage.

  • Aptly named, The Old Cottage dates back to the 1700s.

    Aptly named, The Old Cottage dates back to the 1700s.

  • The rear garden is an absolute delight.

    The rear garden is an absolute delight.

  • Fully enclosed it has a secret magical feel.

    Fully enclosed it has a secret magical feel.

  • Explore its nooks and crannys...

    Explore its nooks and crannys...

  • Take a seat in the sun and enjoy this sheltered, private little oasis.

    Take a seat in the sun and enjoy this sheltered, private little oasis.

  • The perfect spot to delve into a glossy magazine.. G & T optional!

    The perfect spot to delve into a glossy magazine.. G & T optional!

  • Pretty climbers and lanterns create a lovely effect.

    Pretty climbers and lanterns create a lovely effect.

  • The pretty village setting with its mere (large duck pond) and river.

    The pretty village setting with its mere (large duck pond) and river.

  • Say hello to your neighbours.

    Say hello to your neighbours.

  • The charming village of Nafferton is home to several pubs which serve food, and the beauiful Yorkshire Wolds are just on the doorstep.

    The charming village of Nafferton is home to several pubs which serve food, and the beauiful Yorkshire Wolds are just on the doorstep.

  • The stunning medieval City of York is just half an hour away and a must-visit.

    The stunning medieval City of York is just half an hour away and a must-visit.

The Essentials

  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Children Welcome
  • Pub Within 2 mins
  • Shop Within 2 mins
  • Internet Access
  • Wood Burner / Open Fire
  • Garden
  • Pet Friendly
  • BBQ
  • LCD TV
  • Travel Cot / High Chair
  • Cot

About The Old Cottage

Welcome to The Old Cottage, a lovely Grade II listed cottage set in a pretty village in the Yorkshire Wolds. With heaps of period charm, a cosy wood-burner and a beautiful enclosed garden, this is a gorgeous little holiday home just perfect for couples.

Dating back to the 1700s, The Old Cottage is bursting with traditional character. The interior is a delightful mix of quirky vintage chic and warm homely touches. Step inside to discover a spacious entrance hall which is also home to the dining table. This handsome room has a lovely period feel with Yorkshire stone flagstones underfoot, a church pew and a GUINNESS sign hanging on the chimney breast. The elegant drop-leaf painted dining table and chairs offer a peaceful spot to settle down to lunch.

To the left is the cosy living room with its exposed brick fireplace, painted beams overhead and sash window to the front. A cast iron wood-burning stove keeps everything nice and toasty and there's a large comfy sofa to curl up on beside the fire. There are lots of modern comforts too, a large SMART TV with Freeview and Netflix provides evening entertainment and Wi-Fi is available if you need to catch up online.

The galley-style kitchen is set at the rear of the cottage through the entrance hall. It has that same traditional charm as the rest of the cottage, with a Belfast sink and overhead rack for pots and pans. There's also a gas hob, oven, microwave, dishwasher and washing machine provided, as well as a fridge with an ice-box drawer, essential for those afternoon G & Ts in the garden! A DAB radio provides the soundtrack.

The bathroom is also on ground level and has a quirky vintage feel. There's a beautiful Victorian porcelain bath to sink into each evening, and a shower attachment and curtain gives you the option for a shower too.

Make your way up the stairs via the living room to find a bright and spacious landing area home to a white day bed. Grab a good book and escape up here for the afternoon. This day bed will convert into a trundle bed sleeping two additional people quite comfortably if required. This room flows straight into the main bedroom just next door, another light and cheerful room with white panelled ceilings and traditional pine furniture.

Outside you'll find discover a delightful enclosed rear garden which has a secret, magical feel with little nooks and crannies to explore. Take a seat in the sun and delve into a glossy magazine, glass of bubbly optional! A Gas BBQ is provided for those balmy summer evenings. A shed provides dry bike storage too if you want to explore the Wolds on two wheels.

Local Area

The Old Cottage is set in the village of Nafferton, a peaceful little place in the Yorkshire Wolds around 30 minutes from York.  The cottage is set street-side in the heart of the village making the facilities easily accessible. The local shop is right next door, and there are several pubs serving food within easy walking distance. The houses in the village are set around a large duck pond so you can enjoy going to feed them every morning.

If you have children with you, there is a play park less than 5 mins walk from the cottage. The village also holds lots of great community events through the year, supporting local causes. These range from a village annual Easter egg hunt to the village scarecrow competition in July, something for everybody if people wish to join in. Most of these events centre around the village hall which is directly opposite the cottage. Nafferton also has its own train station which is great for visiting all the great places nearby and along the coast and has a regular bus route too.

Nafferton 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 makes it an excellent location for walking and cycling.

This area is home to many historical homes and religious sites, as well as one of Yorkshire's largest lavender gardens.  The Yorkshire Coast and North York Moors are also all within easy driving distance from here and make for a great day trip.   And for a real taste of market town life tootle along to Pocklington, a pretty little Yorkshire Wolds market town less than a 20 minutes' drive away. 

The beautiful city of Beverley is also just 20 minutes drive from the cottage.  Explore the stunning Beverley Minster before indulging in a spot of shopping around its lively cobbled squares.  Finish off with a drink in Nellies, a traditional Yorkshire pub where time has stood still for decades. 

York is a must whilst you're here. You can be there in just over half an hour exploring its crooked cobbled streets, charming shops and excellent restaurants. And don't miss popping into Bettys Tearooms for a buttery Fat Rascal!

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. The North York Moors and Yorkshire Coast are all within easy reach too, so lots of choice for day trips!

Reviews

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Comfort and Equipment
9.3
Location
9.3
Cleanliness
10.0
Local amenities
9.0
Value for money
9.3
Overall rating
10.0
Scores 10.0 out of 10 based on 3 reviews
10 out of 10

Peter

Southampton GB Couple
Wonderful cottage in charming village. A great place to see North Yorkshire and the surrounding area. Owner Alison could not have been more helpful. We had a fantastic break.
Confirmed guest: 17 July 2017
Published on: 19 July 2017
10 out of 10

Karin

Wingate GB Couple
Our host Alison was fantastic explaining everything about the cottage. Left us her phone number in case we needed anything. That evening we could not find a bottle opener, rang her and she promptly provided us with one. The cottage is lovely, small and quaint with some quirky finishes. Very comfortable double bed and pillows with beautiful linen. Downstairs bathroom has a large deep bath with overhead shower which could be difficult to climb into if you aren't very mobile. In the living room a comfortable settee and a log burner which we didn't use as we had fantastic hot, sunny weather so we made use of the private pretty enclosed garden with gas b.b.q. Our 2 scottie dogs Alfie and Bruce loved the garden also. The whole place was clean , appliances and furnishings all new. Convenience store next door, very handy. 4 pubs within walking distances, 2 serving good food. The coast with fab beaches only 20 minutes drive away. Alison has provided the cottage with plenty of literature about places to visit and walks in the area. Nafferton is a gorgeous village and everybody was so friendly. We highly recommend this cottage and we would love to return there one day again.
Confirmed guest: 22 June 2017
Published on: 23 June 2017
10 out of 10

Susan

Bedfordshire GB Family
A small cottage on the outside, but large on character on the inside. Everything we needed on hand, a shop next door was a godsend, and the cottage was perfectly located for both the seaside and the city (York). Alison was the perfect host, there for our arrival, then left us to it, but advised she was on hand if we needed anything. In summary, a beautifully quaint cottage, ideally positioned for either short break or a long stay. Oh and our dog Archie loved it!
Confirmed guest: 28 May 2017
Published on: 29 May 2017

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