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Holiday Cottage In An Idyllic Rural Setting

Bedrooms 2
Space 608 sq ft
Property type barn
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Washing Machine
  • Internet
  • Parking


About the property

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 encuite bedrooms one ideal for a disabled person

. Large living area with dining sitting and kitchen

Camilla Tetley
Member since: 2010
Speaks English, Danish, A little French
Calendar last updated:
12 May, 2018

About Camilla Tetley

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.

Camilla Tetley purchased this barn in 1970

Why Camilla Tetley chose Amotherby

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.

What makes this barn unique

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. Also York and Scarborough 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.

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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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday barn in Amotherby in Scarborough District

Property Type:
  • barn
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 608 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Please don't ruin my sheets with false sun tan lotion
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Farm Holidays
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet
    Shower room 1 - Toilet , 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 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , zip and link bed so can be double
  • 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.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Terrace
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • swimming
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 collected from the barn opposite, all free of charge ! Help lighting the fire and instruction. 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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average rating of 5.0 based on 18 reviews

Excellent accommodation

  • 5 of 5

Listing,location and layout excellent. Bedroom on each side of living room and kitchen, superb shower and bathrooms, best layout of any rented holiday home. All mod cons in a beautiful country setting with easy access to all Yorkshire 's many attractions.Friendly yet unobtrusive hosts - no need for any additional service - everything provided - including a welcoming bottle of wine, milk and delicious cake! No hesitation in recommending the Cow Byre to anyone looking for an ideal holiday let.

  • Review Submitted: 13-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words, it is indeed very peaceful, with 2 short walks on the farm, there is now a very good House Book with all the information about days out and local eating places. Most people return so l hope you do too. Camilla
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Beautiful house in excellent condition, spacious and made to feel very welcome

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at the immaculate Cow Byre. It's location is amazing with the nearby fabulous Grapes Inn. Well equipped with lots of towels and everything you need including washing powder snd dishwasher tabs. We were made to feel wel come with cake and wine snd lots of information about the area.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad you were happy with it. Camilla
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Fantastic accommodation in North Yorks

  • 5 of 5

Camilla and her husband made us feel so welcome. The property is beautifully designed and decorated...a great, comfortable place to relax. It is in the perfect location for having day trips locally and nearer the coast. We hope to go back again soon!

  • Review Submitted: 24-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Lovely cottage in a beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for a week, but could have easily been persuaded to stay longer! The cottage is ideal for a quiet break away from it all, it's been painstakingly renovated throughout with no expense spared anywhere, we were welcomed with cake, some provisions, and a bottle of wine! Camilla was the perfect host, welcoming but discreet, we have no hesitation in recommending this for a rural holiday.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words we do try very hard to get it just right. Camilla
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A Home away from Home!

  • 5 of 5

The Cow Byre is an excellent converted property, providing spacious accommodation with a light and airy feel. It has been tastefully furnished, is very comfortable, and is immaculately clean. We particularly enjoyed the private and quiet rural location, with cattle grazing in the adjacent field. We also appreciated the little touches: the bottle of wine, the delicious cake, the milk in the fridge and the flowers.

The property is well situated for visiting the many attractions in the area, with the likes of Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall and Flamingo Land just a short journey away, and even places such as Whitby, Scarborough and York within easy reach. In fact, there is so much to see and enjoy that a visit of one week is clearly insufficient. We shall just have to return. Thank you Camilla and Christopher for a lovely stay. We have no hesitation in recommending the Cow Byre to others. And if anyone is looking for a nice meal of an evening, look no further than the Grapes at Great Habton. You will not be disappointed!

  • Review Submitted: 04-Jul-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Excellent property for a family stay near York

  • 5 of 5

We stayed over Easter with two primary school aged children. Malton and Pickering are both short drives away, making this cottage an ideal location to explore the North York Moors, the Coast and York, as well as being within 5 minutes drive of Flamingoland.

The cottage is still relatively new and has been converted to a very high standard. It's fair to say that all of the rooms are huge, creating a fantastic feeling of space and light. Even at Easter, the property was warm, with good heating and a log burner in the living room.

The kids loved running up and down the main living area and playing in the huge lawned area which is enclosed on three sides. We loved the little touches, that were pretty much everywhere in the cottage, making it feel like we were at home. This includes the unexpected Easter Egg!

The owners were very helpful and made sure we had everything we could want. Even their pets were friendly. All of us enjoyed our stay and wouldn't hesitate to go back.

  • Review Submitted: 19-Apr-2017
  • Date of Stay: April 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Great Habton
Nearest Golf
6 Miles
Nearest Train
6 Miles
Nearest Motorway
35 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1.5 Miles
Great Habton
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
Scarborough, Filey, Whitby
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.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday barn in Amotherby, Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
off peak weeks
1 May 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £100 per night, per additional guest
Summer holidays
7 Jul 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:

Changeover Day:
Changeover any day of the week. Beds will be made up and there will be a light tea.

Notes on prices:
Long week-ends or short stays are welcome Payment by bank transfer or cheque

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.
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