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Holiday Cottage In An Idyllic Rural Setting



Updated: 17-Oct-2016
Cottage in Manor Farm, Little Habton, Nr Malton, N.Yorkshire - Peaceful Location On A Farm, With Lovely Views Of The Howardian Hills, Cows Grazing In the Field

This property was a cow byre, and then flower arranging rooms it has now been converted to a beautiful holiday cottage, the living area has its original beams and is very light and airy with 4 doors out to the garden. The bathrooms especially are exquisite, and the furnishings of a very high standard. There is underfloor heating throughout and a log burner. 2 bedrooms +2 onsuite bathrooms. Large living area with dining sitting and kitchen

  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

We are a large farming family, l arrange flowers for all occasions and used to do silk flowers. My husband is ex army and farmed as well as ran racecourses.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

This a new conversion and new let. it is now our 3rd year and lots of people return, it is getting better all the time . Definitely luxurious, a very high quality.
Jul 2013
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9 Reviews

based on 9 holidaymaker reviews


Stunning property, beautiful location!

  • 5 of 5

The pictures for this property do not really do it justice, this barn conversion is stunning and set in an equally beautiful location! The property was very clean with the owner providing lovely little touches like vases of fresh flowers, a bottle of wine and some homemade cake upon arrival. The property is private, peaceful and quite and is central to many great places to visit such as Castle Howard, the picturesque village of Helmsley, the steam trains at Pickering, the sweeping Moors, and the stunning coast line including Robin Hoods Bay. We really enjoyed our stay here and would fully recommend it to anyone who would like a slice of luxury living in the stunning North Yorkshire countryside.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind remarks about the Cow Byre, extremely kind I am over whelmed. Yes it is a very private place but still has a lovely view. I enjoy letting people in and listening to the wow factor. Do come again. Camilla
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A wonderfully calm, spacious and relaxing place.

  • 5 of 5

A wonderful high-quality conversion, perfect for a family, in the heart of rural North Yorkshire, surrounded by hills and the incredible big sky. We stayed for nearly a week and completely lost track of time and days. There are walks straight out of the door and excellent local pubs, including one with Chinese takeaway, but if you don't mind a drive you are close to York, the Moor, Whitby and Runswick Bay, Castle Howard, steam railways, farm shops and some beautiful towns and villages. We managed all these things and still spent time relaxing with the wood burning stove, watching a movie and enjoying the incredible bed. Thanks to wonderful hosts we felt like part of the family and hope to be back again soon.

The McGavin family

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Forget the Rest. This is the BEST!

  • 5 of 5

After a hectic Christmas and New Year with our business we couldn't wait to get away to our favourite cottage. Forget the weather - yes it was raining! We were in a superbly warm, cosy and so homely cottage AND log fire all ready burning away for us! What service. Cake, a bottle, that wonderful bed! First morning it was gone 10.00am before we woke.. So relaxed. And the addition of the DVD player helped us relax by sitting near the fire and totally chilling out in front of that huge TV. Another exceptional week. Thank you so much Camilla & Christopher for making us feel so at home. True friendly hosts. And loved meeting Frodo Tetley Baggins! Oh yes - We'll be back! Reg & June

  • Review Submitted: Jan 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peace and perfection

  • 5 of 5

This has to be one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in. A lovely location, incredibly comfortable, with plenty of indoor and outdoor space, and beautifully designed and laid out. Perfect for a family of four, would highly recommend it .

  • Review Submitted: Jun 2, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Best of the Best

  • 5 of 5

Our third trip to this Home from Home cottage and on this occasion we find Camilla has even changed the bed for us! No, not the sheets, but the whole bed! Now the original was huge and oh so comfy, but this one - talk about sheer luxury. My normal routine is waking at 6.30am as I have animals to feed, so that's what my body clock is set at. Imagine my surprise waking up the first morning after sleeping in this huge new bed to find it was 8.20am! Well done Camilla, you've improved on what we thought couldn't get better AND the addition of WIFI in the property was a real bonus for the tablet user during our stay :-) Another definite plus. Needless to say, our stay was peaceful, relaxing and lovely and warm with a wonderful roaring log fire. Superb, and we have definitely recharged our batteries. Not forgetting your warm welcome for us, not only knowing we had been busy with our business over Christmas but of our personal loss on Christmas Day. Your kindness and understanding was very much appreciated. Thank you Camilla. Here's raising a glass to you and your wonderful property and can't wait till we return later in the year. June & Reg.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Well of course you are the perfect guests, left so immaculate it was amazing, thank you and come again soon. Camilla
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Home sweet home!

  • 5 of 5

Requiring a quiet place to re-charge our batteries and after many hours of internet search we decided to spend our New Year in Yorkshire in the Cow Byre! May not sound grand, but oh boy, what a pleasure. Underfloor heating throughout, huge bed, wonderful bathrooms with walk in showers, huge TV and to us, that oh so important wood burner (yes, had to turn the underfloor heating down to use it.... cos it was too hot otherwise!) but didn't it work well and add to the ambiance of the beamed room. From the moment we walked in to find freshly baked bread and a bottle of red waiting for us we felt at home. The location of the premises gave easy access to both Yorkshire Coast and the Moors and with York only 30 minutes away, big town shopping is easy. But for us, just being able to lounge around, eat, drink, paint, watch TV and be so comfortable was bliss. In fact we were quite cross that someone else was coming into the cottage after us!!! You nearly had squatters Camilla :-)

Camilla you have created a little bit of heaven and we will certainly be back during 2014. Thank you for allowing us to use the Cow Byre .... Reg & June.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2013
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

We have farmed this farm for 2 generations but were not using the buildings. The buildings were disintegrating and depressing us so we decided to do them up and convert them to a holiday cottage. This has been a great success done by 2 local boys within walking distance, one was a plumber and one an electrician who could both build.

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : leeds at 70 Miles Nearest Barpub : Great Habton at 1.5 Miles Nearest Golf : Malton, Kirbymoorside at 7 Miles Nearest Train : Malton at 6 Miles Nearest Motorway : A1M at 35 Miles Nearest Restaurant : Great Habton at 1.5 Miles Nearest Beach : Scarborough, Filey, Whitby at 23 Miles Car: necessary


Scarborough and Whitby 25 miles away. Many pretty fishing villages, Robin Hoods Bay, Runswick Bay, Staithes where the painters congregated, Sandsend with a good beach.


Leeds Bradford 60 miles approx. Malton station is 5 miles away with good connecting trains from York. Regular trains to Scarborough.


Castle Howard 5 miles (stately home and beautiful walled rose garden), Malton 5 miles, Helmsley 14 miles pretty with wonderful shopping, York 27 miles. Pickering NYMR 6 miles. Sledmere 15 miles Stately home. North York Moors 7 miles away and are very good for walking, the wolds are the same distance and also good for walking. Lots of beautiful gardens to visit. Good shopping in York as well as museums.

Further Details:

A vey good pub at Little Habton with delicious food, could walk. The Talbot Hotel in Malton with James Martin as chef, and many other places to eat nearby.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Easter holidays
8 Apr 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
summer holidays
22 Jul 2017 - 2 Sep 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
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7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

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Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

Changeover Day:
Changeover date is Saturday. the beds will be made up for you with towels put out. Light tea provided.

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Long week-ends are the same amount as a week more or less Payment by bank transfer or cheque

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From the Owner

This property is very quiet on a farm with cows looking over the fence, the view of the Howardian Hills is lovely but you are also within easy distance of moors, sea, dales and some beautiful villages with good eating places. The cottage has been purpose built for disabled as we have an ageing Mother and we are not too young ourselves ! We are unique as it is just one unit so very peaceful with a very sheltered garden you can enjoy.

Property Type

  • barn


  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob


  • Television


  • children welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • rural


  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • swimming


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure, Bidet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Both bathrooms are en-suite and tiled throughout with underfloor heating. Bathroom l large, wheel chair friendly shower, bath, wc, basin and bidet bathroom 2 shower, basin, and wc.


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 superking sized bed. Bedroom 2 Two 3 ft beds which can be made into a double.


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Notes on accommodation: Decoration and furnishings to a very high standard. Underfloor heating throughout. Log burning stove. The log basket will be full when you arrive and the fire laid,after that logs can be sourced in Malton. Outside: Large secluded sheltered courtyard lawn. Patio with ample space for BBQ and alfresco dining. 2 tables one for breakfast in the sun, one which can seat 6 with an umbrella to have supper on in the evening sun. Utility Room: Washing machine and tumble dryer. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Linen and towels provided per week. Cleaning when there is a changeover.

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