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Toby’s Cottage

North York Moors, York Cottages (Hovingham)

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  • The picture-postcard double frontage of the cottage with its generous lawned garden.

    The picture-postcard double frontage of the cottage with its generous lawned garden.

  • Time to relax in the spacious living room. Cosy up by the wood-burning stove.

    Time to relax in the spacious living room. Cosy up by the wood-burning stove.

  • Time for a G & T?

    Time for a G & T?

  • There's also a second lounge / snug at the opposite side of the house, perfect for escaping to with a good book.

    There's also a second lounge / snug at the opposite side of the house, perfect for escaping to with a good book.

  • A day bed in here will sleep 2 extra people if needed.

    A day bed in here will sleep 2 extra people if needed.

  • Downstairs you'll find this fabulous shower room.

    Downstairs you'll find this fabulous shower room.

  • Enjoy the large walk-in shower

    Enjoy the large walk-in shower

  • We love the county cottage kitchen with its homely AGA.

    We love the county cottage kitchen with its homely AGA.

  • Pick up some excellent local produce at the farm shop in Castle Howard and rustle up something delicious.

    Pick up some excellent local produce at the farm shop in Castle Howard and rustle up something delicious.

  • Settle down to eat in the atmospheric dining room,

    Settle down to eat in the atmospheric dining room,

  • The house was once thought to be village bakery and evidence of a large bread oven remains in this room.

    The house was once thought to be village bakery and evidence of a large bread oven remains in this room.

  • The generous hallway.

    The generous hallway.

  • Take some quiet time in the charming upstairs landing..

    Take some quiet time in the charming upstairs landing..

  • Retreat to the beautiful master bedroom which looks out over the village. King-size bed included.

    Retreat to the beautiful master bedroom which looks out over the village. King-size bed included.

  • A double bedroom is tucked away at the other side of the house accessed via a separate staircase.

    A double bedroom is tucked away at the other side of the house accessed via a separate staircase.

  • A sweet third twin bedroom sits opposite the master bedroom.

    A sweet third twin bedroom sits opposite the master bedroom.

  • The house bathroom sits in between the master and twin bedroom. Bath included for those long hot soaks.

    The house bathroom sits in between the master and twin bedroom. Bath included for those long hot soaks.

  • Welcome to Toby's Cottage, a beautiful Grade II listed cottage set in one of Yorkshire's prettiest villages.

    Welcome to Toby's Cottage, a beautiful Grade II listed cottage set in one of Yorkshire's prettiest villages.

  • Enjoy a sundowner as the sun sets over the village.

    Enjoy a sundowner as the sun sets over the village.

  • Leave your walking boots by the door after a hike across the moors.

    Leave your walking boots by the door after a hike across the moors.

  • Enjoy lunch al fresco in the lovely sheltered courtyard to the rear of the house.

    Enjoy lunch al fresco in the lovely sheltered courtyard to the rear of the house.

  • The perfect time for scones, jam and cream optional!

    The perfect time for scones, jam and cream optional!

  • The beautiful villlage location with an excellent foodie pub just a stone's throw away.

    The beautiful villlage location with an excellent foodie pub just a stone's throw away.

  • Explore the stunning house and grounds at Castle Howard, just a few miles up the road.

    Explore the stunning house and grounds at Castle Howard, just a few miles up the road.

  • A day trip to the gorgeous medieval City of York is a must. Make sure you have a Fat Rascal at Bettys.

    A day trip to the gorgeous medieval City of York is a must. Make sure you have a Fat Rascal at Bettys.

  • Strike out and discover some of the best walking country in the UK, The North York Moors National Park - just a few miles away.

    Strike out and discover some of the best walking country in the UK, The North York Moors National Park - just a few miles away.

  • Stop for lunch at one of the many excellent gastropubs in the area, including The Black Swan at Oldstead - named 'The Best Restaurant in the World 2017' by TripAdvisor.

    Stop for lunch at one of the many excellent gastropubs in the area, including The Black Swan at Oldstead - named 'The Best Restaurant in the World 2017' by TripAdvisor.

The Essentials

  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Children Welcome
  • Pub Within 2 mins
  • Shop Within 2 mins
  • Internet Access
  • Off-road Parking
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly 3
  • BBQ
  • LCD TV
  • DVD Player
  • Travel Cot / High Chair
  • Cot

About Toby’s Cottage

Welcome to Toby's Cottage, a beautiful Grade II listed sandstone cottage set in a picture-postcard village just 30 minutes from York. With its chocolate-box good looks, cosy elegant interiors and an excellent foodie pub just across the road, this might just be country cottage heaven.

Dating back to the 17th Century, Toby's Cottage is one of the oldest buildings in the village. It's bursting with character and charm at every turn, starting with its handsome double-fronted exterior. Step inside to discover a delightful and welcoming cottage with the perfect mix of traditional and contemporary style.

At the heart of the home is the generous living room with its warm oak floorboards underfoot and exposed oak beam overhead. An open fire keeps you nice and toasty while you curl up with a glass of wine with your loved ones. For your evening entertainment there's a TV & DVD player and a radio with an iPod connection if you want to provide your own background music. Wi-Fi is also included.

On the opposite side of the house is an additional living room / snug with a second TV, perfect if you have kids or teenagers as everyone can enjoy their own space. If you need extra accommodation the day bed in here can sleep up to 2 additional people if required, so in total the cottage sleeps up to 8.

At the rear of the cottage you'll find a refurbished kitchen which continues the blend of old and new. A cosy AGA and brick floor tiles provide the warmth and character whilst all the usual mod cons are provided for you including a dishwasher and electric oven. A traditional pantry next door houses a fridge freezer and a washing machine and dryer are available in a boot room next to the back door.

Just along the generous hallway is the atmospheric dining room. Original period features include exposed beams overhead, painted brick walls and a charming stone window seat looking out across the garden. The house was once thought to be the village bakery, and the arched wall in this room was at one time part of an original bread oven. Gather around the farmhouse table for dinner and a bottle or two of something lovely, catching up long into the night.

You'll find 3 bedrooms upstairs, the first of which is accessed via a staircase from the snug room. Set to the rear of the property this room comes complete with a double bed. At the opposite side of the house (accessed via a second staircase) is the spacious master bedroom featuring a king-size bed. And next door the final twin bedroom. We love the quirky shaped walls up here reminding you of the history in this building.

The brand new family bathroom is also upstairs. There's a bath to sink into each evening and a shower overhead. The tile-style flooring provides a dash of dramatic colour. The property also benefits from a generous ground floor shower room where you'll find a beautiful walk-in shower.

There is much to enjoy outside this gorgeous holiday cottage too with its large enclosed lawned cottage garden to the front, perfect for throwing out a picnic blanket while the little ones run around. And to the rear a lovely private courtyard, the perfect suntrap and just the place for lunch al fresco in the summer months. Patio furniture is provided for you.

Local Area

Toby's Cottage is set in the popular village of Slingsby between Hovingham and Malton on the cusp of the North York Moors. Its also just half an hour North of York. There's a gorgeous foodie pub just across the road and the village is also home to a small local store which is also the bakers.

The village nestles in the rolling Howardian Hills on the western reaches of the Moors.  Designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in 1987, the lush pastures and woodlands of the western Moors play host to grand country houses, atmospheric ruins and handsome market towns.

Stunning Castle Howard is less than 10 minutes' drive away and a must during your visit to this area. This stunning stately home and gardens is a pleasure to walk around, and there's a lovely lakeside cafe to enjoy too. On your way home pop into the outstanding farm shop and deli here to stock up on the finest local produce. 

Nearby there's an award-winning Lavender farm, with its deer and sculpture park, tearoom and gift shop it's a great day out for all ages.

There are lots of other lovely villages to explore nearby. Close by you'll find the gorgeous village of Hovingham again just a few miles away, a real picture postcard North York Moors village with chocolate box sandstone cottages, a tea-room and a couple of pubs to choose from. Sheriff Hutton is also just a few miles away, a charming little place very typical of this area of Yorkshire.  You'll find two pubs, the local store, an excellent wine shop and a delightful upmarket Deli/Cafe here called Quarmby's.  

The beautiful market town of Helmsley is within easy driving distance and is well worth a visit.  If you fancy a little pampering you'll find the Verbena Spa here; perfect for a little me time indulgence! And in the opposite direction foodie Malton is another market town worth a stop. 

You're also close to York and the Yorkshire coast, so lots of choice for day trips. 

Reviews

Tobys Cottage reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Comfort and Equipment
9.3
Location
10.0
Cleanliness
10.0
Local amenities
9.7
Value for money
9.8
Overall rating
9.5
Scores 9.5 out of 10 based on 6 reviews
10 out of 10

Chris

Warwickshire GB Family
Toby’s Cottage is a superb property in a fabulous location. The moment we stepped over the threshold we were seriously impressed. The quality and taste of the furnishings is first class. All the rooms are spacious and very comfortable. Slingsby is a delight offering a peaceful and friendly experience. Without doubt we would return to Toby’s Cottage and the beautiful area.
Confirmed guest: 15 June 2018
Published on: 16 June 2018
9 out of 10

sandra

nottinghamshire GB Family
The main point that lowers the score is we were told that the courtyard at the back was enclosed which was vital to us because of taking the dog.
We were very disappointed to find out that the website information was incorrect - something I believe that you have subsequently changed after we spoke with the owner.
For anyone with a dog it is really lovely if you have an area that you know is secure - we did not want to keep our dog on her lead when we sat out the back with her each afternoon.
Confirmed guest: 25 May 2018
Published on: 29 May 2018
9 out of 10

Jacqueline

Lincoln GB Friends
Had a lovely holiday. Cottage beautiful. Perfect location provided you have transport. Owners very prompt to sort any queries. I don't usually go back to the same place but I would have no hesitation in doing so.
Confirmed guest: 04 May 2018
Published on: 08 May 2018

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