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Willoughby’s Loft

York Cottages, Yorkshire Wolds (York)

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  • The generous living area includes a cosy lounge with a comfy leather sofa to curl up on.

    The generous living area includes a cosy lounge with a comfy leather sofa to curl up on.

  • Smeg fridge/freezer completes the look this well designed bijou kitchen.

    Smeg fridge/freezer completes the look this well designed bijou kitchen.

  • The gorgeous period building gives way to a bright and contemporary interior which has been subject to a complete refurbishment.

    The gorgeous period building gives way to a bright and contemporary interior which has been subject to a complete refurbishment.

  • And to get you started you'll arrive to a scrummy welcome hamper...

    And to get you started you'll arrive to a scrummy welcome hamper...

  • The room is light and bright, the perfect place to sit at the table and have a nice morning chat and a wake up cup of coffee.

    The room is light and bright, the perfect place to sit at the table and have a nice morning chat and a wake up cup of coffee.

  • The fabulous view from your living room, directly out onto the gorgeous walled gardens of an historic manor house.

    The fabulous view from your living room, directly out onto the gorgeous walled gardens of an historic manor house.

  • Relax in the lounge complete with Juliet balacony, ideal for taking in the fresh air of a summers evening or simply looking out across the view and contemplating.

    Relax in the lounge complete with Juliet balacony, ideal for taking in the fresh air of a summers evening or simply looking out across the view and contemplating.

  • Bright and airy living room complete with sound and vision for your entertainment.

    Bright and airy living room complete with sound and vision for your entertainment.

  • Stairs lead you up to the spacious living area on the 1st floor.

    Stairs lead you up to the spacious living area on the 1st floor.

  • This is the sort of bed you just don't want to leave, and why should you. You're on holiday!

    This is the sort of bed you just don't want to leave, and why should you. You're on holiday!

  • Breakfast in bed! Why not?

    Breakfast in bed! Why not?

  • Plenty of room in here for two..

    Plenty of room in here for two..

  • The exquisite 5 Star wet room includes heated floors and a large walk in shower with monsoon shower head.

    The exquisite 5 Star wet room includes heated floors and a large walk in shower with monsoon shower head.

  • The front entrance to Willoughby's Loft is via a charming courtyard behind the manor house.

    The front entrance to Willoughby's Loft is via a charming courtyard behind the manor house.

  • You will love how peaceful and quiet it is here, hard to believe its only 15 minutes from central York!

    You will love how peaceful and quiet it is here, hard to believe its only 15 minutes from central York!

  • Perfect for honeymoons and romantic breaks, its time to pop open the bubbly!

    Perfect for honeymoons and romantic breaks, its time to pop open the bubbly!

  • The extensive grounds of this property include a walled garden and lawned area if you fancy stretching out with a picnic

    The extensive grounds of this property include a walled garden and lawned area if you fancy stretching out with a picnic

  • There's also an apple orchard to discover, and not many cottages come complete with that!

    There's also an apple orchard to discover, and not many cottages come complete with that!

  • What could be more romantic than a twilight stroll among the trees with a glass of wine - perhaps to pop the question?

    What could be more romantic than a twilight stroll among the trees with a glass of wine - perhaps to pop the question?

  • Meet your friendly neighbours, the owner's rare breed pigs are always ready to welcome you.

    Meet your friendly neighbours, the owner's rare breed pigs are always ready to welcome you.

  • Take the short drive into York and discover why this historic city has been named as one of the Best Places to Visit in the UK.

    Take the short drive into York and discover why this historic city has been named as one of the Best Places to Visit in the UK.

  • Indulge with a fat rascal at the iconic Bettys Tearooms

    Indulge with a fat rascal at the iconic Bettys Tearooms

  • And in the evenings you are spoilt for choice with York's many excellent restaurants and bars. All within a short taxi ride away.

    And in the evenings you are spoilt for choice with York's many excellent restaurants and bars. All within a short taxi ride away.

The Essentials

  • Sleeps 2

  • Bedrooms 1

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Children Welcome
  • Pub Within .5 miles
  • Shop Within .5 miles
  • Internet Access
  • Off-road Parking
  • Garden
  • Dog Friendly 1
  • BBQ
  • LCD TV
  • DVD Player
  • MP3 Docking Station
  • Travel Cot / High Chair
  • Cot

About Willoughby’s Loft

As the name suggests, Willougby's Loft is a handsome, charming and hopelessly romantic cottage. This gorgeous one-bedroom bolthole is set in a pretty village just outside York and is ideal for couples looking to explore this vibrant historic city. With its fabulous interiors and beautiful location it's also rather perfect for honeymoons too!

Set within a recently converted building on the grounds of a stunning manor house, Willoughby's Loft is a peaceful retreat designed for two. The layout is upside down, with a spacious master bedroom on the ground floor and the living accommodation upstairs.

Make your way in via the entrance hall and step into a bright contemporary bedroom. This generous room boasts warm oak floor boards and a striking king-size 4 poster bed. Patio doors lead out onto a private sun filled patio which looks directly towards the walled gardens of this period house. Wake up early one morning, throw open the doors and let the bird's dawn chorus drift softly into the room.

The en suite bathroom in this spacious room is equally impressive. A generous wet room with a large stand-in shower, monsoon shower head and heated floors. We love the sleek modern design in here, the perfect place to freshen up every day.

Let's move upstairs to discover the large living area, a light-filled space with stunning views down the garden from the French doors. There's a cosy lounge area with a comfy leather sofa to cuddle up on. Settle down in the evenings with a movie on the LCD Smart TV which also comes equipped with Satellite channels. There's Wi-Fi provided too if you want to catch up with friends and relatives online.

The kitchen and dining area are also up here. The immaculate bespoke kitchen boasts chunky wooden doors, a shiny marble work-top and a stylish Smeg fridge-freezer. You'll find all mod-cons included and plenty of cooking equipment and crockery if you're a bit of a foodie. Rustle up something special and enjoy a romantic meal for two as you plan the next day's activities.

Outside Willoughby's Loft and the cottage really lives up to its name. Settle down on the completely private patio and enjoy a lazy lunch al fresco, with only the sound of birds to disturb you. The extensive grounds of the main house are available for your use and include a large lawned garden, and orchard to explore. There are also rare-breed pigs and chickens to discover.

We think Willougby's Loft is a little slice of holiday heaven in Yorkshire.

Local Area

Willoughby's Loft is set in the village of Holtby, a charming little village in the Yorkshire Wolds 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. 

Holtby 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.

The Wolds are also 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.  

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Comfort and Equipment
8.1
Location
9.4
Cleanliness
8.1
Local amenities
8.3
Value for money
8.6
Overall rating
8.8
Scores 8.8 out of 10 based on 8 reviews
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