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Easy access to York +

Bedrooms 1
Space 430 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

One bed cottage easy access to York and host of exciting surroundings

Overlooking a delightful pond and privately situated within the owner’s grounds, Waterside Cottage provides an ideal base for a relaxing holiday with its open plan, contemporary interiors and King size bed. Numerous walking and cycling trails can be found in the surrounding area of the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and close by are several renowned country pubs where visitors can sample real ales and generous Yorkshire hospitality or enjoy superb Indian cuisine at the Jinnah restaurant. Castle Howard is just four miles away, a magnificent 18th century historic house(film and TV location for Brideshead) with art collections, with concerts and a range of interesting events,woodland and riverside walks, restaurant and farm shop. The ancient city of York (11 miles) is easily accessible and here visitors can wander along the cobbled streets, admire the ancient architecture,walk along the city walls and cruise along the River Ouse. Visit the beautiful minster, the National Railway Museum and the Viking Centre or just enjoy al fresco dining by the riverside and watch the world go by. York is a shopper’s paradise with an abundance of independent shops and out of town shopping at Monks Cross, The Vangarde and the Designer Outlet. It is also home to an exciting racecourse at the Knavesmire.Visit abbey ruins at Kirkham Priory and Rievaulx, and National Trust houses at Beningbrough and Nunnington Hall or explore the quaint market towns of Malton, Easingwold and Helmsley. The North Yorkshire Moors, The Dales and the traditional coastal towns of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey are all within an hour’s drive. Good public transport on hand.

FYI Fancy something different?,As of October 2017 a bespoke luxurious Shepherds Hut, with underfloor heating,en suit bathroom and shower overlooking the pond will also be available. Please enquire for more details

More Details

Waterside Cottage
Member since: 2015
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
13 January, 2018

What makes this cottage unique

Sorry,no pets or children.

Guestbook comments from the owner


Firstly sorry for not popping in and saying goodbye this morning.

Can I take this opportunity to thank you and your wife for all your help and hospitality during our stay at Waterside Cottage.

Barbara and myself had a very enjoyable stay, we found the cottage very comfortable and relaxing.

Best regards.

Brian and Barbara.
Sep 2015
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in York in England

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 430 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • Fully tiled with pressure shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , King Size
  • Books
  • Television ...
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • hunting
  • tennis
National Rail Museum, Elvington air musem, Eden Camp WW2, within 20mins Castle Howard(Star of Brideshead film and TV)


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average rating of 4.5869565 based on 47 reviews

Clean, beautiful, peaceful place

  • 5 of 5

Me and my partner had a beautiful time at the cottage, it was very peaceful and we will definitely go again.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Nov-2017
  • Date of Stay: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Easy access to picturesque villages.

  • 5 of 5

Accommodation was perfect; a sweet cosy cottage, situated next to a pond with a lovely rural aspect, outdoor seating area, quality interiors and a divinely comfortable bed.

We enjoyed the proximity to numerous villages and attractions and was enamoured with the market town of Helmsly, less than half an hour from the cottage, which also has it's own castle, walled gardens, shops and eateries as well as a mini brewery - what more could you want?

Also, Malton, Pickering and York are literally 'up the road'.

Must just add that the cottage grounds are now home to a newly built Shepherd's hut (almost ready to use) sat at the water's edge with decked seating/bbq area and top spec facilities including a bathroom with shower! You won't be disappointed if you book this little gem.

Owner Pauline is a lovely lady who greeted us warmly and made us feel at home straight away. Thanks for our stay, we loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: January 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nice peaceful cottage

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our few days at Waterside Cottage. We found it to be clean, tidy and comfortable and being fortunate with the weather for late September we took advantage of the patio and garden which we found relaxing after enjoyable days out.

We managed to cram in a day out to Scarborough and Whitby as well as several trips into York. Andrew was very friendly and helpful with lots of great ideas for trips out as well as places to eat. He also gave us a great idea with suggesting we take the park and ride into York which we found very easy to find and it was much easier than driving into York. There is also a very handy bus service with a stop around the corner with a service into York every 30 Minutes. This makes Waterside Cottage an excellent holiday destination for those who like to arrive and leave the car and let others take the strain.

We would highly recommend Waterside Cottage and we look forward to a return visit.

  • Review Submitted: 30-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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I've already done one of these, and I've also been in touch with the owner. Don't waste my time now.

  • 3 of 5

The cottage was fine, the weather mixed, the location great. The car failed and we came home 2 days early via 3 AA recovery trucks. Now please stop bothering me. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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A lovely week at Waterside Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Andrew and Pauline made us feel incredibly welcome to their gorgeous cottage. We had a fantastic week's stay. The cottage has all the mod cons that you could want and is beautifully finished. It is clean, bright and modern, with a lovely little terrace/patio to relax on. Waterside has a great location; it's tucked back from the main road so it's private but is also really close to Malton and York, allowing for easy excursions. You are within 15 minutes of York park and ride and attractions such as Castle Howard are walkable! We'd love to come back some day.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Crown and Cushion
Nearest Ferry
40 Kilometres
Nearest Train
11 Miles
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Nearest Beach
27 Miles
Car: necessary


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in York, Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
3 Jan 2018 - 30 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
31 Mar 2018 - 31 May 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Jun 2018 - 29 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
30 Jun 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Oct 2018 - 31 Oct 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
1 Nov 2018 - 21 Dec 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
22 Dec 2018 - 2 Jan 2019
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

25% deposit on booking,balance due seven weeks prior to arrival.Full balance due if booked within seven weeks of arrival.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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