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Very spacious comfortable cottage near York in beautiful peaceful countryside

Bedrooms 1
Separate WCs1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

Near Georgian town of Easingwold, Nr. York, Yorkshire, 1 bedroom kingsize bed, spacious accommodation. Beautiful countryside close to York

Close House Cottage is a pretty self contained Victorian cottage attached to the owner's 16th century property has been newly updated to create spacious, comfortable accommodation of a high standard. It includes an enclosed private sunny courtyard garden with seating as well as ample parking. The cottage offers a well equipped bespoke kitchen, leading into an open plan living/dining area. There is a downstairs WC and handbasin. Upstairs there is a generous bathroom with bath, separate shower, washbasin and WC. The bedroom and bathroom lead off a spacious landing with views over the surrounding countryside. Large bedroom with king size bed. An ideal romantic setting for two to stay. Walk or bike from the door exploring the many footpaths in the beautiful North Yorkshire countryside. The nearby market town of Easingwold has a wide range of shops and pubs, with award winning pubs in nearby villages. Close to the ancient city of York with numerous attractions ranging from the Minster to the National Railway Museum. The area also has a wide range of stately homes. A quiet setting with easy access to the whole of North Yorkshire. NOTE: Your may prefer to contact me directly as Owner Direct are now charging customers a fee. Find us on Stilwell's Cottages Direct property number 270622.

paula eleanor
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
12 June, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

My partner and I stayed in this cottage for new year for a couple of nights and we were very pleased with the standard of accommodation. It was brilliantly presented with all the necessary appliances present. It is the perfect size with a large dining/living area and a separate kitchen and the cottage itself is set in lovely surroundings. I would definitely recommend it f to people looking for a quiet looking break but also people who enjoy cities as it is just a short drive to York centre which is full of attractions for tourists.
Jan 2013
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in York in Oulston

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 2 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
    Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Large bathroom next to bedroom with bath, WC, basin and separate shower cubicle. WC downstairs with basin
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: One bedroom with king size bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf pass optional
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: Central heating Internet access Upstairs: Master bedroom with king size brass bed Large bathroom with bath, WC, basin, separate shower cubicle Useful walk in shelved airing cupboard Downstairs: Airy living/dining area Well equipped kitchen WC and basin The cottage is fully non smoking We welcome one well behave dog, not on the furniture or upstairs please. Two considered. Outside: Enclosed, private courtyard garden. Sitting area with table and chairs. Plenty of parking. Cleaning / Towels / Linen : Towels and linen are included. For two week stays fresh towels and sheets are provided mid way. The cottage is cleaned before each guest by the owner. Other: Shelved airing cupboard next to the bathroom


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Very spacious comfortable cottage near York in beautiful peaceful countryside
average rating of 5.0 based on 31 reviews

Lovely well presented cottage home from home.

  • 5 of 5

The cottage was well situated for lots of day trips to Thrisk, North Allerton, The Dales and the Moors, as well as Whitby and Scarborough. Lots of brillant walks for the dog. The owners were very welcoming, allowed privacy, but were available if needed. Will return to this cottage

  • Review Submitted: 13-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent place to stay

  • 5 of 5

This place is one of the best we have stayed in, it's very spacious all round, clean, comfortable(especially the bed) and very well equipped with everything you need. The location is great for a get away from it all break,with lovely views & walks from the doorstep. Excellent!!!

  • Review Submitted: 13-Nov-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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First Class

  • 5 of 5

The cottage had everything you could possibly need, very clean .

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jun-2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A cottage with everything

  • 5 of 5

A lovely, comfy cottage, beautifully equipped in a most spectacular part of the world. We walked, my dog and I, enjoying many sightings of wildlife including deer, owls, woodpeckers, boxing hares, partridge, pheasant and of course Spring lambs. Lots of wonderful pubs nearby but the kitchen is well equipped if you wish to stay in and enjoy local produce. I could not have had a nicer week, although the weather might have been a bit kinder!!

  • Review Submitted: 12-Apr-2016
  • Date of Stay: March 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Exceeds expectations in every respect

  • 5 of 5

We felt immediately at home here, partly because of the warm welcome from the hosts but also the comfort and high standard of all the facilities. Equipment has been extremely well thought through in terms of both range and quality. Heating arrangements during a wet November stay were perfectly attuned to our needs and easy to use. Bed and bedding, which can be disappointing in holiday properties, were of a pleasingly high standard. The property was impeccably clean and everything worked. The care and consideration of the owners was exemplary . A nice touch is the voucher for use at the nearby Durham Ox in Crayke,well worth a visit. We would heartily recommend the Cottage, and indeed already have, to anyone seeking a high quality, well run home-from-home within easy reach of York and the stunning scenery of the Coast, the Moors and the Dales.

  • Review Submitted: 03-Jan-2016
  • Date of Stay: November 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Close cottage Oulston

  • 5 of 5

Close cottage is spacious, well equipped, warm and absolutely spotlessly clean, we had a lovely time there and will return in the future

  • Review Submitted: 31-Dec-2015
  • Date of Stay: December 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Durham Ox
Closest local pub and restaurant with a friendly atmosphere and a good range of food and drink
Nearby Georgian market town well-supplied with shops and small supermarkets, a choice of pub...
Scarborough, Filey and Whitby all have lovely beaches - great for day trips and a chance to ...
The elegant spa town of Harrogate is worth a visit. Harlow Carr Gardens are the Royal Horti...
Leyburn and Bedale are on the way to the Yorkshire Dales - lovely market towns each with a r...
Visit Masham and Middleham and sample some local Black Sheep beer while there. The brewery ...
Pretty North Yorkshire market town with good places to eat and a couple of very imaginative ...
Galtres Centre
You could book ahead to see a film or live broadcast from the National Theatre or Royal Oper...
Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Leeds Bradford
Nearest Barpub
2 Miles
Durham Ox in Crayke
Nearest Ferry
60 Miles
Nearest Golf
3 Miles
Easingwold, 3 miles away
Nearest Train
18 Miles
York or Thirsk
Nearest Motorway
10 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2 Miles
Durham Ox, Crayke
Nearest Beach
40 Miles
Filey, Scarborough, Whitby
Car: necessary


Whitby, Scarborough and Bridlington are within an hour's drive travelling through beautiful countryside


Leeds Bradford Airport is 45 minutes drive away

Trains to Manchester Airport run regularly from York

A car is essential


Nearest town is the Georgian market town of Easingwold with all amenities. 3 miles away

York is 16 miles away with numerous attractions, including the amazing Minster the Jorvic Centre and the National Railway Museum

Many stately homes are nearby including Castle Howard and Newby Hall and many National Trust properties

Dalby Forest 30 mins away offers great cycle trails

Whitby, Scarborough, the Dales and the North York Moors are all within an hour's drive.

Closer to home you can explore the numerous footpaths in the area

Further Details:

The Galtres Centre in Easingwold has a range of highly regarded cultural events including live transmissions from the Royal Opera House, the National Theatre and international productions. See and click Events for details. The Galtres Centre also has a gym and a range of classes including Pilates and yoga.

The Durham Ox, an award winning pub and restaurant, is a five minute drive away. There are excellent cafes, shops and banks and cash points in Easingwold and a good variety of pubs and takeaways. Other villages have a range of pubs and restaurants. Further details are in the cottage.

Ampleforth has a newly updated indoor swimming pool while, for the hardier swimmer, a heated open air pool is available in Helmsley. Ampleforth also has a tea room in the Abbey grounds; the cider orchard is another attractive part of Ampleforth.

Helmsley provides beautiful shops in an attractive market town - it's a great place to pick up a picnic for a day out from its famous deli.

Comprehensive shopping facilities are available at Clifton Moor on York's northern ring road, the A1237. Supermarkets deliver regularly to this area.

Easy Park & Ride buses run frequently into York from Rawcliffe Bar just inside the northern ring road where it meets the A19.

Easingwold has a GPs' practice and a dentist that provides NHS services.


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking enquiries and bookings can be made by email, text or telephone., 01347 822700
Payment can be made by cheque, bank transfer or PayPal.
A non returnable 25% deposit at time of booking to secure the reservation, with the balance to be paid 8 weeks prior to arrival.
For late bookings, i.e. 8 weeks of less before arrival, the full amount is due at time of booking.
N.B. Owners Direct is now taking a FEE from guests. Please contact us DIRECTLY by phone or email to avoid this.

Changeover Day:
Friday is preferred, but we are able to be flexible out of the main season. Out of season we are able to offer four, three and two night stays. Please contact us directly for prices of these.

Notes on prices:
Short three night breaks are available out of the main season and at last minute. Please contact Paula Eleanor for availability and prices.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.