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Willoughby's Loft,

York, North Yorkshire
Sleeps 2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms 1
Change Fri
Dogs allowed 1
Downstairs bedroom
Downstairs bathroom
Complex of properties
Internet access
Pub nearby
Shop nearby
Towels included
Travel cot available
Highchair available
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At a glance

  • A bright and inviting holiday home just outside York
  • This is an ideal romantic retreat for a couple
  • Perfect for exploring the Yorkshire Wolds
  • Within easy reach of the Howardian Hills
  • Visit some of the famous landmarks of the historic city of York
  • Discover Castle Howard, Kirkham Abbey and York Minster
Property code: G0177

Set in the grounds of a stunning manor house in a pretty village close to York, this handsome, charming and romantic cottage makes a lovely retreat for a couple seeking to explore this beautiful area.

The picturesque village of Holtby is set in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds and makes a lovely base for exploring North Yorkshire. The vibrant and historic city of York (6 miles) is known for its quaint cobbled streets, fascinating museums and historic buildings. Attractions include York Minster, The Shambles, Jorvik and Castle Museum. Outside the city there are miles of beautiful walks and cycle trails to enjoy with stunning scenery and plenty of pubs and restaurants in the surrounding towns and villages including Flaxton and Sutton-on-the-Forest (both 9 miles). Heading north, you can visit Castle Howard (12 miles) and Kirkham Abbey (10 miles) which are in the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

On arriving at this delightful reverse-level bolthole, head up to the first floor where you will find the bright, spacious and tastefully furnished open-plan lounge/kitchen/diner. The light-filled lounge is a cosy space to relax in, complete with Smart TV and plenty of comfortable seating. A Juliet balcony offers charming views out across the gardens of the manor house. There's also a welcoming and ideally situated dining area, and the stylish bespoke kitchen features a marble worktop and is fully equipped with everything you may need to prepare a lovely romantic meal. Returning to the ground floor you will find the generous bedroom which features oak floorboards and a striking Four-poster bed. There is also an en-suite shower room with a shower, heated floors and WC.

Stepping outside you can relax in the completely private patio area which has garden furniture and is perfect for enjoying a drink in the evening. You can also explore the grounds of the manor house, including a large walled garden and an orchard, with pigs and chickens also on-site.

Dogs are charged at £20 each per full or part week.

  • 1 bedroom with a king-size four-poster bed
  • 1 shower room with shower and WC
  • Fridge/freezer
  • TV, DVD, MP3 dock
  • Patio with furniture and BBQ
  • Ample off-road parking
  • Welcome pack included
  • 2 dogs welcome
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Wi-Fi included
  • Pub and shop within 0.5 miles
  • York 6 miles

This property joined our collection in the last 12 months and is managed by Marion.


From guests that have stayed at the property.

Based on 14 guest ratings

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Reviewed by Lee, 14th October 2019

Lovely, cosy accommodation with everything you need. York city only 15 mins drive away. Nice couple of pubs within few minutes drive, as well as Indian and Chinese takeaways, however youll need to be prepared to collect your food as they will not deliver! If you want a quiet cosy retreat but close to the city, you wont find much better than this. MRead moreichelle is a great host and cant do enough for you. Thanks for a lovely break. Hide

Reviewed by Roberta, 13th September 2019

Beautiful idyllic village with a pond and ducks. Excellent location for easy access to York and beyond. Comfortable and clean accommodation with a small balcony giving an open view to the owners garden. A managerie of farm animals that provide wonderful entertainment. Small private courtyard garden to the rear.

Reviewed by Geoffrey, 6th September 2019

Our cottage was clean and very comfortable. The welcome pack which included a cream tea and a bottle of wine was very welcome! There is a lovely garden which can be accessed by guests where you can say hello to the free range chickens. There are also pigs and goats on the property which add to the feeling of being in the country. We would very muchRead more recommend this property either as a quiet county break for couples or a perfect base for exploring York and the surrounding area. Hide

Reviewed by Ryan, 2nd September 2019

The cottage was lovely, the surroundings to Match. We got to the cottage and they had made us some homemade scones and left bread and milk was a lovely touch. We found them very helpful as well telling what was about and how to travel altogether it was a pleasant experience.

Reviewed by Susan, 1st July 2019

We had a great time. The cottage and grounds were great for our dog to explore. Michelle was very welcoming and friendly. The gifts she left were very useful and the chocolate cake was lovely. We would definitely recommend...thank you Michelle x

Reviewed by Clive, 24th May 2019

Lovely room, lovely location and lots to do near by, Michele was really helpful and then left us to enjoy a fabulous stay. Would recommend this highly.

Reviewed by Maureen, 29th December 2018

Loved this cottage,only one drawback,could use a wardrobe or something for some hanging space.Apart from that we would go back again and intend to in the summer.If thats the only problem then that makes it ok in our book.

Reviewed by Neill, 30th October 2018

Michelle is lovely and when we had some questions or concerns she responded quickly. The gardens are very private with chickens so if you have a dog just make sure they are in the shed before opening the door, you could sit out and chill but the weather turned against us so we couldn't enjoy them that much. Willoughbys Loft is lovely and clean butRead more the bin upstairs needs a good clean. The downstairs bed is a bit too firm for our liking and the patio doors need more insulation for the winter months, and unfortunately the underfloor heating in the shower room was not working so it was a run in and out for us. The Loft is very well insulated so you have a situation of the top floor being stiflingly hot and the downstairs being way too cold, they do need to sort this out as its two separate zones. The leather sofa was not very comfy for us but if your younger it might be too there liking. Hide

Reviewed by Lorna, 1st October 2018

Lovely cottage, perfect for two. Great location, lots to see in the surrounding area. Would definately stay there again.

Reviewed by Lee, 10th September 2018

Lovely cottage in a very nice area. Michelle very friendly and welcoming. Good location for all of York and surrounding area. Great for those who wish to bring a dog. Loft very clean and well maintained. Would definitely recommend.

Reviewed by Colin, 27th August 2018

This was my first time as a tourist to East Yorkshire. Fabulous cottage. Friendly owner. Accessible to all I wanted but a bit off piste if no car. Lovely village with nice walks and friendly neighbours. Plenty to see and do in the locale whilst remaining a nice quiet spot. Lovely

Reviewed by Janet, 21st June 2018

Lovely cottage in a quiet location, overlooking a lovely country garden. Ideally situated for visiting the surrounding area. We will definitely return.

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