This pretty stone built 18th century farmhouse with views of Castle Howard is situated in the attractive rural Castle Howard estate village of Coneysthorpe with easy access onto the Centenary Way. Furnished and decorated by the late Lady Susan Howard with a unique blend of antiques and vintage pieces from Castle Howard itself and carefully chosen contemporary furnishings, the cottage is beautifully appointed. Downstairs comprises a living room with cosy wood burner, a second sitting room also with a wood burner, a well appointed and spacious kitchen/dining room, utility room, shower room/WC and a bedroom suitable for two children. Upstairs two double bedrooms and two bathrooms complete the property. A picturesque garden includes a patio area with outdoor dining table and deck chairs and is the perfect place to relax after a day exploring the region.
The delightful village of Coneysthorpe on the Castle Howard Estate sits at the heart of the Howardian Hills, a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Perfectly placed in rural North Yorkshire; the North York Moors National Park, Yorkshire Coast and medieval city of York are all easily accessible. Castle Howard, which is just a stone’s throw from the village, is one of Britain’s finest stately homes and was built in the 18th century by Sir John Vanbrugh. The nearby market town of Malton boasts an impressive array of independent food outlets, cafes, restaurants and shops with popular food markets taking place each month.
This holiday at a glance
- Sleeps six guests (maximum four adults).
- Master bedroom with 6′ zip and link bed and en-suite.
- Bedroom with 6′ zip and link bed and family bathroom.
- Ground floor bedroom suitable for two children and shower room.
- Wood burning stoves in sitting room and snug.
- Picturesque enclosed garden and patio.
- Designated parking at the rear of the property.
- Children over 5 years welcome.
- Two well behaved dogs (small additional charge).
- Monday and Friday arrivals.
- Minimum of a three night stay.
- Entry passes to Castle Howard valid for the duration of your stay.
- Furnished with vintage pieces from Castle Howard and carefully chosen contemporary furnishings.
- Freestanding range cooker, microwave and combined fridge/freezer.
- Dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.
- Nespresso machine.
- Smart TV and DVD player.
- Outdoor dining table and deck chairs.
- Initial wood supply provided in baskets by the wood burning stoves. Additional logs/kindling available to purchase from the Castle Howard Garden Centre open 7 days/week. Delivery possible on request.
Attractions and nearby amenities
- Top of the list of things to do has to be visiting Castle Howard, one of Britains finest stately homes with landscaped gardens and ornate interiors. There are a wide range of events running throughout the year. For the most up to date schedule of what’s on please click here.
- The Howardian Hills and North York Moors offer endless footpaths and bridleways and are popular with cyclists, walkers and nature lovers. The Great Outdoors Guide provides a helpful starting point when deciding what to do first.
- The rugged Yorkshire Coast includes towns such as Whitby and Scarborough as well as smaller fishing villages including Sandsend and Robin Hood’s Bay, all within an hours drive.
- Families can have a great day out at Dumcombe Park & National Centre for Birds of Prey, a stately home with extensive parklands and gardens, or at Dalby Forest, a Forestry Commission woodland with children’s trails, ‘wild play’ areas, walking routes and cycle and trails.
- A fantastic selection of places to eat can be found nearby including the Castle Howard Courtyard Café (daytime only), The Star Inn at Harome (Michellin starred so booking is essential), The Crown & Cushion in Welburn and The Grapes in Slingsby.
- If beautiful gardens are your thing make sure to fit in a vist to The Yorkshire Arboretum, the Helmsley Walled Garden or Yorkshire Lavender.
- The city of York is just 15 miles away and offers many attractions including museums, galleries, river cruises, York Minster, the medieval walls and a huge variety of shop and restaurants.
For additional inspiration on what to do within the area, please click here