Cottage is a real find. It nestles in spacious grounds yet is in the centre of a picturesque village, enjoys a picture-perfect historic cottage exterior but also benefits from a sophisticated, sensitive, yet contemporary interior, and finally manages to be both luxurious for grown-ups and parent-friendly.... heavenly!
This cosy, 2-bedroom, country retreat has all
the creature comforts guests will need, from roaring fires and comfy beds to
thoughtful baby gear, a pretty enclosed garden and a friendly pub with a good reputation for food just a few yards away.
Recently refurbished, the owners
have done away with chintz in the favour of contemporary heritage chic. The romantic, double-ended, clawfoot bath is bound to be a
big hit with frazzled parents who'll love the luxury Aesop toiletries and the chance to wallow with a glass of wine and flickering candles whilst the tots are kept quietly entertained thanks to the plasma
TV and handy selection of U-rated DVDs.
Even cooking will seem less of a chore thanks to the luxury kitchen equipped with six burner Rangemaster, microwave, Belfast sink, solid oak worktops,
American style fridge-freezer, dishwasher and all the cooking implements one could need.
Though when a lazy night is in order after a
busy day exploring the many attractions nearby, families can head out to the Blacksmiths Arms just down the road which offers a good menu of well-priced, high quality meals as well as highly rated take-away fish and chips suppers during the week.
restored grade II listed, detached cottage offers
plenty of space for both relaxing and entertaining. The luxurious kitchen
complete with solid oak worktops, white shaker style units and a Belfast sink
is state of the art with everything needed for whipping up a feast including a
six burner Rangemaster hob, convection/fan oven, microwave, American style
fridge-freezer, dishwasher, and range of cooking implements.
The dining room
has been designed with entertaining in mind and is perfect for everything from
family breakfasts to special occasions thanks to the large, solid oak, rectory
dining table, open fire original beamed ceilings. The family living room is cosy and comfortable with several leather sofas, romantic
wood-burning stove and widescreen TV with surround sound and a selection of
parent and tot approved DVDs. On warm
summer days the patio door leading to the garden can be opened allowing parents
to relax with a book or a glass of wine whilst watching over little ones on the enclosed lawn. There is also a handy downstairs toilet with
washbasin and lobby perfect for kicking off muddy boots.
there are two bedrooms sleeping four guests plus infants. The master bedroom
is a cosy room with a king size bed complete with luxury linen, beamed ceiling and 32 inch
plasma TV with its own DVD player. The second bedroom has a double bed and
beautiful views across the surrounding, open fields. A third room doubles
up as a recreation room with a pull out sofa-bed (occasional use only) and a glass wall that can be slid open to make it an open space for
entertaining. The bathroom is a real gem thanks to the traditional
roll top, claw foot, bath, under floor heating, overhead shower and
complimentary Aesop toiletries.
is an alfresco dining area with teak dining table and seating for six directly
outside the patio doors from the living room and Weber gas grill BBQ perfect
for summer cooking. The garden is fully lit allowing parents to extend their
garden parties even when the tots are tucked up in bed and the sun has set,
though families may choose to turn off the lights in order to enjoy a spot of
star gazing in the clear country sky. Steps lead from the dining terrace to a
small but perfectly formed lawn area. Please note there
is well within in the garden however it is covered by a strong iron grate.
travellers in the know North Yorkshire is considered to be like picturesque parts of Devon, but without the crowds. There are cobbled streets,
pretty cottages, great food, stunning coastline, plentiful heritage and
beautiful scenery minus the tourists and summertime traffic.
cottage is set right in the heart of the countryside in the pretty village of
Westow just 20 minutes from bustling York . Westow and the surrounding villages
offer plenty of great places to dine out including the village pub; The Blacksmiths Arms which is reasonable in price and delicious in taste. The Jolly Farmer in
Leavening is welcoming to families and well known for its real ale and good
food. For a special treat the Market Place in Malton offers superb food and
wine whilst The Star Inn in Harome offers Michelin star standards well worth
hiring a babysitter for.
For days out, mini explorers will enjoy
fossil hunting on the Jurassic beaches at Robin Hood’s Bay, whilst Harry
Potter fans should take a visit to Hogsmead Station.Both, just a short drive
away. For aspiring princesses and knights Hemsley castle is well worth a visit
and is great after a family picnic on the nearby moors. For would-be vikings, a visit to York for the Jorvik Viking Centre is unforgettable, whilst parents will appreciate the great boutiques and bistros. There's also the famous York Minister of course.
The cottage's setting on the edge of Wolds and Moors makes for brilliant walking and horsriding country with many footpaths and riding stables nearby.
Fans of golf
will be in their element with several great courses including Sandburn Hall and
Malton and Norton Golf club, just a
short drive away. Juniors will enjoy the York Golf range which offers state of
the art driving range and all weather 9 hole putting course.
Nearest Medical Services: The nearest GP is in Malton 4.3 miles away.