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Rockstone Holiday Cottage is a beautiful property set in the village of Kexby

Bedrooms 1
Separate WC's1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Rockstone Holiday Cottage, Kexby, York, Kexby is situated 5 miles from York and its many attractions. Sleeps up to 5 people.

Rockstone Holiday Cottage is a detached property which has one very large master bedroom with a king size bed and further single bed. The luxury bathroom is accessed via the master bedroom and comprises of bath, wc, basin and separate shower cubicle. Downstairs is a large modern lounge with a double sofa bed and wall mounted flat screen tv/dvd. The modern dining kitchen is fully equipped and includes oven, hob, Nespresso coffee machine (with complimentary capsules), washing machine and fridge freezer. There is also a further downstairs wc off the main entrance hallway. Outside there is ample parking together with picnic/bbq area.

If you have any queries regards the cottage prior to making your booking through the Online Booking process then please feel free to contact Tracy or Mark directly on 01759 388759 and we will be glad to help.

More Details

Tracy Shillito
Member since: 2011
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
20 May, 2018

About Tracy Shillito

Mark and Tracy Shillito have lived in York for many years. They moved to Kexby 11 years ago with their three children. Living in Kexby has allowed them to indulge their hobbies such as gardening, cycling, running as well as property renovation. The Coach House has been converted from outbuildings into a beautiful detached dwelling sitting adjacent to the family's home. Living next door they are on hand to advise on local amenities and attractions and ensure that you have an enjoyable stay.

Tracy Shillito purchased this cottage in 2006

Why Tracy Shillito chose York

We moved to Kexby as it is situated in the countryside and we were keen to live in more rural surroundings, but is still very close to York (5 miles) for work and school. Our property is in a quiet setting without being remote whilst at the same time has very easy access to local amenities.

What makes this cottage unique

Kexby is close to York city centre and is also conveniently situated for the east coast, Leeds, the Dales/Moors and local walks for people who enjoy an active break. There are several villages nearby which have good pubs/restaurants and other local amenities so everything required for an enjoyable holiday is close to hand.

The Coach House has wi-fi.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The Coach House is beautiful accommodation, the best we have been lucky enough to stay in and we would like to thank the owners for all their help and hospitality during our stay.

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the Coach House and would like to thank the owners for their kindness during our stay. They were very friendly and helpful without being intrusive.

We arrived at the Coach House on a cold windy night at the end of November but inside it was warm, cosy and comfortable and equipped with everything we needed for our 4 night stay. The house is peacefully situated a few miles from the centre of York and is very convenient for the city and its surrounding area as well as within reach of the East coast in under an hour. Tracy and Mark are just next door to answer any questions and give directions to eating places although after long days out we were content to stay in and watch TV or one of the DVDs provided. Many thanks, we hope to see you again.
May 2011
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in York in Kexby

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 14:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • Max. adults: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • No more than 2 guest vehicles please.
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bath with separate shower cubicle
  • Luxury fitted bathroom accessed via the master bedroom comprising of bath, basin, wc and separate shower cubicle. A further wc is situated downstairs off the main entrance hallway.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 5
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 3/5 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: The large master bedroom has a king size bed and benefits from being large enough to house a further single bed. There is also ample storage space with wardrobe, chest of drawers and built in storage cupboard.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television
  • Video Library
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Outside: The Cottage shares a large lawned front garden with the owners. A picnic table and bbq are provided. The Cottage also has its own parking space within the grounds which is well lit during the evening. Utility Room: Iron and ironing board provided with some cleaning equipment found under the sink. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: The property is cleaned after each guest. Fresh bed linen and towels are provided for your stay.


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Rockstone Holiday Cottage is a beautiful property set in the village of Kexby
average rating of 4.875 based on 17 reviews

Perfectly located for a weekend in York

  • 5 of 5

Great cottage; very clean, and warm - we were there for one night, and was extremely cold outdoors but cottage was lovely and warm.

Great comms with Tracy.

Will return whenever we're in York for short, or longer stays.

Many thanks.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you again in the future
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Very comfortable

  • 4 of 5

Clean and comfortable..bit disappointed that there was no milk or bread or any welcoming cake that had been mentioned. We did get some milk after asking but only in a little jug.There was a glass pot with the remains of sugar in which we presumed were from the previous occupiers!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are sorry that you didn't find everything at our cottage as you expected. We do not advertise welcome packs as standard although tea, coffee and sugar is complimentary with supplies replenished regularly. We also offer unlimited supplies of Nespresso coffee for use with the coffee machine.
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A home away from home

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at many wonderful places during our trip to the U.K., but somehow felt most at home at the Coach House. The two-story cottage is light-filled (we loved the skylights upstairs) and completely equipped. The cottage is a brief car ride to York, or, even closer, to a shuttle bus to the center of the city, which we took advantage of each day. The owners were truly welcoming and friendly. Their house is next door and we chatted when we met them in the driveway, but otherwise we had complete privacy. The cottage is off a secondary road bordered by farmland, We would wholeheartedly recommend the Coach House.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Aug-2016
  • Date of Stay: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely place very kind owners

  • 5 of 5

Tracy and mark saved the day for us when another property owner gave our holiday period to someone else the night before we were due to arrive. Tracy was very kind and responded immediately to my email and we spent a lovely 5 days in a clean well maintained cottage in a great location. Tracy was on hand to give us directions. I would definitely recommend this place to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: 17-May-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent cottage and lovely owners

  • 5 of 5

Warm welcome from hosts and lovely cottage. We will definitely be staying again!

  • Review Submitted: 31-Mar-2016
  • Date of Stay: October 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Superb cottage!

  • 5 of 5

A beautful, well maintained, modern cottage in close proximity to York centre. Super friendly owners and this place met all of our needs to relax and unwind after busy days out with a baby! Can not recommend it enough. We will be back!

  • Review Submitted: 27-Aug-2015
  • Date of Stay: August 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Car: necessary


York is ideally located to visit east coast attractions such as Scarborough and Bridlington. The North Yorkshire moors are within easy reach as well as nearby town such as Leeds and Harrogate both of which have excellent shopping facilities.


Leeds Bradford airport is situated approximately 45 minutes away and Manchester airport is approximately 90 minutes away. York Railway Station is 5 miles away in the centre of town. It is recommended that guests have their own car.


Leeds approximately 25 miles away. East coast (Scarborough & Bridlington approximately 40 miles away.

Further Details:

The nearest village with pubs, fish and chip shop, supermarket, post office, newsagents, pharmacy and butchers is Dunnington which is approximately 1 mile away (less than 5 minutes by car). Dunnington also has a large newly refurbished childrens play park. The nearest park and ride is 2.5 miles away on route into York centre. Further shopping can be found at Monks Cross (approx 10 minutes drive) and MacArthur Glen Designer Outlet (approx 10 minutes drive).


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
At the time of booking we would ask that you pay a 25% non returnable deposit. The balance of the rental is payable four weeks prior to arrival. Cancellations made within four weeks of arrival will not be refunded unless we can re-let the property for the same dates. The Coach House is fully non-smoking and we do not accommodate pets. On arrival we ask that our guests leave a refundable £30.00 key deposit which will be returned to them on return of the Coach House key on departure.

Changeover Day:
Saturday is our preferred changeover day, but out of season this can be flexible. Arrival at the property is after 2.30pm and the property should be vacated on the day of departure by 10 am.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.