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Beautiful Cottage in 'undiscovered' Historic Market Town



Updated: 07-Dec-2016
Cottage in Howden, Nr. York, Yorkshire, England - Perfectly Located Within Walking Distance of Howden

A 2 bedroom charming cottage situated a short stroll through the Ashes Playing Fields to the centre of the Historic Market Town of Howden. The cottage benefits from excellent quality furnishing throughout, retaining its original character whilst providing the essentials for modern living. This cottage is situated in a quiet neighbourhood and is suitable for couples and families.

Howden is a small market town with a beautifully preserved Georgian town centre with narrow cobbled streets and restored buildings.

Howden Minster dates back to the eighth century and, with its 135 foot tower, dominates the landscape.

In the early 1800s Howden became famous throughout Europe for its annual horse fair which attracted principal horse dealers from every part of the UK.

It was at Howden Airship Station, in the 1920s, that the R100 airship, designed by Sir Barnes Wallis, was developed.

Howden is an ideal centre for touring places such as the North Yorkshire Moors, the Yorkshire Dales and the Lake District. With attractions such as Castle Howard, Chatsworth House, York Minster, The National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Museum all within driving distance from Howden you don't have to travel far for a good day out.

More Details
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

My name is Katie and I live in Howden with my husband and 2 boys (aged 10 & 12).

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We've had a very comfortable week with every comfort (esp appreciated the fluffy towels!) Will recommend to everyone we know visiting Yorkshire. Thank you for your hospitality and for ensuring our comfort. Howden is a v interesting! Worth exploring its past
Dec 2015
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3 Reviews

based on 3 holidaymaker reviews


Wonderful Cottage

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely short break in mid August, staying at the cottage for 6 nights. The property is immaculate, very well equipped, extremely comfortable with lots of extras to ensure an enjoyable stay - wifi, toiletries, play station and DVD's. The location was excellent, Howden is a very pleasant town and was ideally situated for exploring the surrounding area. Katie was very helpful and the extra touches and information / advice she provided much appreciated. We would very much like to return to the area in the future and wouldn't hesitate to stay at the cottage again, I would highly recommend the location and property.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 5, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at our cottage in Howden and would love to welcome you back in the future.
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  • 5 of 5

The house has been decorated and furnished to a high standard, and is very well equipped ,clean, and comfortable with nice little extras such as wi-fi, Smart TV, and PS3. It also comes with a large rear garden and a great outdoor sitting area . Katie also provides a great welcome pack.

Location wise it is a short 5 minute walk into the lovely Howden village centre, with a range of different shops, pubs, restaruants and takeways. It is also provides an excellent base to discover East Riding, the coast, and the wider offer of Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

All in all excellent value for money and is highly recommended

  • Review Submitted: Aug 29, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the cottage and all there is to offer in and around Howden. We hope to welcome you again in the future. Katie
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Lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

We found the location of the cottage very easily. The owner and her husband were very friendly and welcoming. A pleasant surprise was the thoughtfulness of Katie in providing the necessities to have a nice cuppa (including fresh milk) when you arrived. The cottage contained everything you could possibly need to have a relaxing and enjoyable holiday, a real home from home. It was exceptionally well equipped.The beds were very comfortable too. The extras, such as wifi, tissues, hand wash and bathroom supplies, if needed, were a nice touch.

The town centre of the village is just a short walk away and contains a variety of shops. The neighbouring town of Goole has a range of bigger named shops and supermarkets. The cottage is well placed to explore the attractions in the Dales, such as York, Selby, Hull, and all the stately homes and gardens in the area. It is also not too far from the coast where Bridlington, Scarborough and Filey are all within driving distance. Further down the coast to Cleethorpes and Mablethorpe are also accessible.

We had a thoroughly enjoyable week staying in the cottage, and luckily we also had a great week weather wise.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay, as our first guests of Cottage No.8, you certainly chose the right week for the amazing weather! We hope you'll come and stay again in the future. Best wishes, Katie
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From the Owner

We bought this cottage as an investment and having rented it out for the last year decided we'd try it as a holiday cottage. Howden is a beautiful historic market town boasting an impressive Minster and welcomes tourists from around the world. We hope that by offering our cottage as a place to rest we can encourage visitors to stay for longer.

Activity and Interests


40 miles to the nearest beach on the East Coast - Bridlington, Scarborough & Filey


Humberside Airport - 34 miles

Robin Hood Airport - 24 miles

East Midlands Airport - 78 miles

Leeds/Bradford Airport - 51 miles

Ferry port of Hull - 29 miles


So many to choose from - Howden is situated within easy driving range of many towns/cities and places of interest. We have plenty of information leaflets at the cottage with ideas suitable for all.

Further Details:

Howden has a range of shops including butchers, bakeries, grocers, co-op, beauty and hairdressers/barbers, post office, chemists and HSBC bank. Restaurants in Howden include Indian, Chinese, pub food and a bistro and there are a few take away/delivery options too.

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Autumn special
1 Nov 2016 - 16 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Changeover Day:
Mondays & Fridays - other days will be considered at quiet times.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Updated: 07-Dec-2016
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Property Type

  • cottage


  • Fireplace
  • 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


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Toys


  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • rural
  • town


  • churches
  • playground


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Bath (no shower), Shower Enclosure
  • Good sized bathroom with bath/shower over


  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1
  • Bedroom 2
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with super-king size bed, bedroom 2 with twin beds


  • Golf ...
  • Garden


  • Self-catering


  • Notes on accommodation: NON - SMOKING property. Room fans, travel cot & high chair can be provided on request. Parking is on street directly outside property. Outside: Patio & lawned area. Outdoor furniture. Outdoor game equipment can be provided on request (football/cricket/tennis). Utility Room: Conservatory with dishwasher and washing machine Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Freshly laundered towels and bed linen are included and beds are made up ready for your arrival. The cottage is thoroughly cleaned between each letting although we do ask for you to leave the cottage in the same condition you found it.

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