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Barn Conversion On Small Working Farm - Fox Cottage



Updated: 20-Oct-2016
Cottage in Thornton, York, North Yorkshire, England - Peaceful Location Near Many Tourist Attractions

Tastefully restored barn conversion on small working farm finished to a high standard, Making a comfortable stay all year. The property will suit a family or a group of friends. Situated in the open countryside with things to do locally and also a close drive to York or Beverley with numerous tourist attractions, Minster, Yorvik Centre, Various museum including Railway museum and Castle museum. Open top bus rides and boat trips along with lots of bars and restaurants. Locally you have the Elvington Air museum, Allerthorpe water park and Gliding club at Pocklington along with various golf clubs in the area nearest being KP Club in Pocklington or The Oaks at Ellerton. On the foot of the Yorkshire wolds with lots of scenic drives.

  • Sleeps 6
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom, 1 Separate Toilet
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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About the Owner

I am Sue Holman Married with 3 children who all still live at home our two boys both work in our family business which is based on the farm. Our daughter is in the last year of school, they have all enjoyed there growing up n this area and made many friends. As the family are now growing up we decided to convert our unused farm buildings and this is the first cottage completed to a standard that we would be happy to stay at.

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26 Reviews

based on 26 holidaymaker reviews


Enjoyable stay in Yorkshire countryside

  • 5 of 5

We had 3 days at Eastfield Farm which was in good distance to explore the city of York or the North Yorkshire moors. The cottage had everything needed for a family of five. It was a pity that we couldn't have stayed longer.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Warm welcoming space for family meet

  • 5 of 5

A warm, comfortable, well equipped cottage with enough space for six adults and a happy dog. We met for a family gathering nearby and had to decorated a cake which we were able to do in the well equipped kitchen. There was a spacious living space to gather and chat.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful little cottage for family of 4

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage like home from home. Has everything you need for a self catering break. It was immaculately clean and tidy. Sue greeted us and made us feel very welcome and gave us a welcome pack of food which was greatly appreciated. We took our dogs which was a bonus. We've stayed in places before that except dogs and they've been like a dog kennel - not Fox cottage.

All the family enjoyed the stay. Our 11 and 8 year old boys loved it and the Wii games. It was nice to have books, board games, bat and ball and separate room for the kids to watch TV or play on the Wii. We used the bbq outside as well as eating out. Allerthorpe water park is 1/2 a mile away where we enjoyed the pedalos and kayaking which we'd never done before. We visited Wilsthorpe beach less than 1 hr away that was dog friendly then fish and chips at Bridlington just up the road.

Overall a lovely stay and reasonably priced for August high season.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful little cottage.

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful cottage in a lovely location. Sue was very warm and welcoming and the welcome basket was amazing! We only stayed for a few days but wished we had stayed longer. We will definitely be returning and would recommend this beautiful cottage to family & friends. Thank you Sue

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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owl Cottage

  • 5 of 5

Immaculate cottage! A warm welcome with fresh homemade cakes and supplies, such as bread, eggs (from the farms chickens) milk, juice etc. We had a very comfortable stay here and my children enjoyed the basketball hoop! We would defiantly stay here again and would highly recommend anyone to stay. So much to see and do in and around York too.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Beautiful cottage with everything you could need plus a lovely welcome basket and cupcakes. This could have been a home and just a holiday cottage

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
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From the Owner

We were close to this area and knew it quite well. It is in lovely quiet countryside but close to many main attractions and cities. The local area is a great place to fetch up a family

Activity and Interests

Nearest Barpub : allerthorpe at 2 Miles Nearest Golf : pocklington at 6 Miles Nearest Restaurant : allerthorpe at 2 Miles Car: necessary

Special interest holidays:

Melbourne Airfield hosts a drag strip and rally days for engine lovers also close to Elvington airfield which hosts Driving experience days/many events.

Also horse riding in local area at Burnby.


The East coast which main resorts are Bridlington, Scarborough and Whitby are around 45 minute drive and also nearby to Hornsea which is the same in distance.


Car is recommended. Nearest train station is York 15 mins by car. Nearest airport Leeds/Bradford or Robin Hood approx 1 hour drive. Nearest port in Hull which is 30 minute drive. We can arrange collection if required.

Cottage is located at Eastfield Farm, Thornton, York, YO42 4RJ


Nearest village with shop/pub is approx. 1 mile away which sells everyday essentials. Pocklington local town is around 5 miles variety of shops, bank, supermarket, tea rooms, restaurants, leisure centre. Allerthorpe around 1 mile has waterpark and local pub. Walking distance to canal where you can continue to pocklington along the towpath or in the other direction to Melbourne where local canal boat rides can be organised.

Further Details:

There are many local pubs which serve excellent meals which we can provide details. Pocklington has the Arts centre which hosts a variety of entertainment and cinema, Also nearby is Burnby Hall gardens which is home to many water lilies and fish which can be fed. The Yorkshire wolds are close and have may scenic drives. Dalby forest is within around 1 hour drive which has many attractions including Go-Ape and many bike routes. Flamingo land is around 1 -11/2 hour drive which is an excellent theme park for a family day out. York has 2 theatres and boat trips along the River ouse can be organized. The town of Pickering is also around 1 hour drive which has the Yorkshire moor railway where you can board a steam train which takes you to Goathland and back after a short stay for coffee and walk round. A well behaved dog accepted prior to stay for a small fee. Children welcome. No smoking property.


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
17 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
1 Nov 2016 - 19 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
20 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Booking taken by phone or email. A non returnable deposit is required to confirm booking 25% of total cost. Balance payable within 30 days of start of holiday. Payment methods accepted are bacs transfer or cheque. We don't take breakage deposit but damages need to be paid for.

Changeover Day:
Changeover day is flexible . Short breaks possible minimum of 2 night stay, discount for longer stays.

Notes on prices:
Short breaks prices to be agreed on booking

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Updated: 20-Oct-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area


  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television


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

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • wind-surfing


  • Toilet 1 - Toilet
  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Shower room with walk in shower enclosure and wash basin with mirror fully tiled room with heated towel rail. Separate W.C. with wash basin


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Cot
  • Bedroom 2
  • Bedroom 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 6 (3 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with double bed, Bedroom 2 with twin beds, 3rd Bedroom/lounge with double sofa bed and flat screen TV with Nintendo Wii and various games


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Notes on accommodation: Owners live and work on site, the cottage is private for your stay but we are available if you need any help or information. We will supply a welcome pack for your arrival which can vary but will include essential supplies bread, butter, fresh eggs, milk, etc. A small supply of Tea, coffee, sugar, toilet rolls, dishwasher and washing tablets to start you off. We can provide taxi service, babysitting service and also an homemade evening meal can be organized for your 1st night stay from a small menu choice to be booked in advance at extra cost. Outside: Outside fenced area with seating for 6 people and gas BBQ. Fully enclosed and private area. Parking is off-road and directly outside entrance. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Towels and bed linen provided. For longer stays clean bedding and towels supplied weekly. Cottage thoroughly cleaned for your arrival, for stays longer than I week cottage can be cleaned midway into your stay if required. Other: 3rd bedroom/lounge situated on the ground floor has a double sofa bed and large beanbag. Flat screen TV and Nintendo Wii with selection of games.

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