The Holiday Cottage

4 Star  Gold Award
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • Sleeps 6
  • Near York
  • Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Oil Central Heating
  • Freeview TV
  • Rural Location



This unique cottage was recently awarded a Gold Star rating.  Dating from 1850,  it has been lovingly and tastefully refurbished and benefits from being all on one level, yet detached with its own patio and enclosed garden.  Generations of the same family who originally owned Hutton Wandesley Estate still live in the Hall and maintain the grounds and house beautifully.


A pathway leads to the cottage door and into a carpeted entrance hall with a bookcase of books for guest use.  All soft furnishings have been designed entirely by a local Ripon designer to retain the cottage-feel with luxury touches.   Large breakfast kitchen with dining table to easily seat 6 persons. The spacious and very comfortable lounge will stay cosy on colder evenings by the heat of the wood burning fire (unlimited logs provided for guest use).  Television with freeview channels and DVD.

Master bedroom with 5ft 6in king sized bed, TV and ensuite shower room, toilet and basin.   Bedroom 2 with twin beds.   Bedroom 3 with twin beds.   House bathroom with bath, hand held shower, toilet and basin and heated ladder style towel rail.

Welcome pack of toiletries, beverages and fresh eggs when available from the owners' free range hens.

This spacious cottage is situated close to York, Wetherby and Harrogate yet in the heart of the countryside, with many lovely walks around.  Several local pubs with excellent food can be found locally -  ideal for anyone wanting to escape the hustle and bustle of life to a tranquil spot!

For lovers of horse racing, this is a great centre from which to visit the 9 renowned Yorkshire racecourses. Wonderful garden views from many windows.  The cottage has parking for at least two cars to the side of the property.


Oil central heating.   Microwave, fridge/freezer, electric hob with electric oven and integral grill and extractor hood.  Washing machine and tumble dryer.   TV, DVD, Freeview & Radio/CD.   Free WiFi.   All fuel, linen and towels included in the rent.   Parking for 2 cars.   Children welcome but please bring own cot and high chair.   Patio with outside furniture and barbeque area (Please bring own barbeque).   Garden enclosed by hedging but pets may stray.   Pets accepted at a charge of £20 pet at the discretion of the owner.   No smoking please. 


Village Pub2 miles
Local shops3 miles
Harrogate15 miles
York3 miles
  • Great countryside walks
  • Cycling
  • Rural pubs
  • York Minster
  • Jorvik Centre
  • York City Walls
  • The National Railway Museum (York)
  • Race Course


A very comfortable cottage for all 6 people. The cottage is on a farm/estate and has everything you need for a relaxing stay. Beds were very comfortable. Sarah was a very warm and welcoming host and we would love to return to the cottage again! Highly recommended. 5stars!
19 May 2017
Beautiful property in a wonderful location. Fully equipped with everything we needed. Owner very helpful.
04 May 2017
Perfect quiet retreat in a beautiful rural spot. Ideal for our party of 6 to relax and enjoy some 'me' time but close enough to drive to beautiful Harrogate, York or the surrounding Yorkshire countryside. Very well equipped kitchen and if you're lucky enough with the weather a lovely peaceful garden to chill out in. Highly recommended!!
04 May 2017
Well appointed cottage with everything and more that one could need. Furniture and fittings first class! Hope to go back at a future date.
02 December 2015
Holiday Cottage Heaven...the best we have ever stayed in! We really could not fault this: well-equipped with beautiful furnishings and superb setting 'Holiday Cottage' doesn't come close as it was a really spacious and luxurious property. My daughter was in her element with the stables next door and numerous dogs, cats and horses; adults in their element imbibing on the lovely patio. Would definitely return to this property. #perfect.
09 September 2015
Lovely spacious and comfortable cottage in a lovely location.
01 June 2015
The accommodation was all to a very high standard: spacious, tastefully decorated and furnished and located in quiet, secluded, attractive surroundings.
25 October 2014
Lovely place to stay.
19 July 2014
The Holiday Cottage is a beautiful residence in a delightful location just outside York. The owner couldn't have been more helpful and made us feel most welcome. I would recommend it for families and friends travelling together.
03 July 2014