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Waterside Cottage Family Cottage in Hovingham, North Yorkshire

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From: €280 weekly Guests 4 Rooms 2 Bathroom 1

Waterside Cottage Family Cottage Self-Catering

Holiday home
This stone-built, semi-detached cottage is located close to the beck in the picturesque village of Hovingham. With charm and character, this property has been lovingly renovated to provide a very comfortable retreat. Boasting an open fire in the living room and sloping ceilings in the bedrooms, there is also an enclosed south-facing garden. With two bedrooms – one of which is en-suite – a fitted kitchen and a lounge with dining area, this cottage is a great family destination.

Set amidst the beautiful countryside of the Howardian Hills, the pretty North Yorkshire village of Hovingham is located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village itself is incredibly picturesque, with a beck running down the high street, two excellent inns and a traditional village shop as well as a tea-room and a bakery. There are numerous excellent walking and cycling opportunities surrounding the village, as well as easy access to the beautiful National Park. The area is also renowned for its excellent bird watching opportunities. The stately home and gardens of Castle Howard are just four miles away, whilst the market towns of Malton and Helmsley are only eight miles away and are great places to visit. The historic city of York and the attractions of the East Coast are slightly further afield but are still within driving distance.

The North York Moors National Park covers 554 square miles, with landscape ranging from heather-clad moorland and deep secluded dales, to the cliffs and coves of the magnificent coastline making it a haven for walkers.

Storage heaters with wood/multi fuel burner in living room. Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher,WiFi, TV, DVD, radio/CD player. Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent. Bed linen and towels inc. in rent. Off road parking for 2 cars. Locking bike shed. Small, lawned front garden with furniture. Sorry, no pets and no smoking. Shop, pub and village playground 5 mins walk. Note: Pay phone in the property

Vacation Rental Amenities

  • Cooker
  • Dishwasher
  • Fridge
  • Garden
  • Kettle
  • Linen provided
  • Log fire
  • Parking
  • Parking space
  • Towels provided
  • TV
  • Wifi
  • Near Pub
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Self-Catering Reviews

September 2019
We instantly fell in love with this little cottage here in the delightful village of Hovingham. It has been our base for excursions to Cistercian monasteries, a Roman city and various other delightful places in this area. We have been amazed by how thoughtful the owner has been in catering for everything a visitor might need. We will always remember the little villages in this area built of yellow York stone and their red pantiles roofs. Everything was so homely and comfortable.
Mr Batty
June 2019
A very comfortable cottage with very welcoming owners, set in a beautiful little village with good walks from the door.. It is well positioned for visiting historic houses, castles, abbeys, the coast, moorland or for just pottering about exploring pretty villages or the attractions of York etc. Whatever you want, this area has it, in fact too much to write here, so do yourselves a favour and visit to see for yourselves, you won't be disappointed!
Mrs South
May 2019
The little touches, such as a loaf of bread and milk provided.. Well stocked with domestic needs such as kitchen foil, cling film, etc. Plenty of suggestions for places to explore, games, dvds, books etc. Recommendations for local shops, events such as monthly village market. Well provided accomodation, lacking nothing, including a warm and friendly owner.
Mr Newland
March 2019
Great welcome, fresh bread, milk, tea, coffee and even a homemade cake, were a nice touch.. Plenty of firewood and coal for cosy evenings in. We would stay again.
Mr Wilkinson
February 2019
A very homely and comfortable cottage which provides a great base for accessing the North York Moors and the nearby Howardian Hills.. Hovingham is a beautiful village with a wonderful bakery and well stocked local store. Good local walks from the cottage too. All in all Waterside cottage exceeded our expectations and we’d definitely return if back in the area.
Miss Gale
February 2019
I absolutely loved my stay at Waterside Cottage.. I was there on my own and I think it is the perfect size for 1 or 2 people. While it does sleep 4 people, I think it might be a bit small for a group of that size, especially in the kitchen. The lounge was so lovely and cosy. The bathroom was clean and, for that sort of cottage, the shower worked very well. The heating in the cottage was sometimes not particularly effective but you’d expect that for an old property. And the water heater is based in the double bedroom so it’s a little noisy in the night. Location wise, it was great. The village of Hovingham had everything you could possibly need - a couple of lovely cafes, a great pub and even a hairdresser/beauty place. I can also recommend the monthly market which I could have spent a fortune at. All in all a lovely stay - thanks to Jane for that, for letting me be flexible with my arrival time and for the lovely welcoming touches with some essential foods and cake.
Mrs Fuller
January 2019
Very cosy comfortable cottage with everything we needed.. Great location for exploring the area
Mrs Atkinson
December 2018
A beautiful cottage in a lovely village, the owner has thought of everything, even a small torch which we used when we went out in the evening as there are no street lights at all in this village..
Mrs Carroll-mcardle
December 2018
We had a fantastic weekend in the cottage.. Warm and cosy whilst the storm was outside. The cottage had everything we needed for our stay there. We enjoyed the mince pies left out for our arrival.
Mrs Hutt
October 2018
The peaceful and friendly setting of the cottage was perfect.. Owner on hand if needed but not intrusive. A lovely, helpful range of welcome gestures.........a rose in each bedroom, milk in the fridge and cake under the cover in the kitchen, blankets and rugs everywhere ! Warm and cosy during very cold autumn weather. It's an excellent base for coast, country and town destinations. We walked along Sutton Bank with its panoramic views, visited several spectacular abbeys nearby and drove to the coast at Sandsend for bracing strolls. Helmsley is a few miles up the road with castle, parkland and a myriad of tea shops ! Nunnington Hall is a delightful National Trust property reached within a few minutes of the property which caters for all ages and interests. On the way back to Sheffield, we called into York to round off a holiday of brilliant variety. The village itself has a interesting church with a Saxon Tower and plenty of walks from the property, especially suitable for dogs.There are two excellent places to eat and a delicious bakery ! Hovingham has a quiet and friendly feel to it. We would definitely return in a different season to see the countryside in another aspect but the autumn colours were spectacular !
Mr Mothersdale
June 2018
A lovely comfortable cottage in a lovely village.. Good weather too! Hovingham is a good centre and the cottage was great to come back to after a day out walking etc. There are loads of walks to choose from and places to visit. The village bakery is only 100yds from the cottage and the Village shop (open all hours!) 200yds away. Couldn't be more convenient. Mrs Wainwright the owner lives next door and was friendly and helpful. This was our first experience of renting a cottage and we'll certainly do it again.
Mr Shchudlo
May 2018
Waterside cottage was everything we had hoped for-lovely, quiet, pastoral,well-equipped, great location and Jane and Richard (the owners) were welcoming, charming, knowledgeable and extremely helpful when we had problems with our rental vehicle..
Mrs Nicholas
September 2017
Lovely location, cottage just the right size for two of us.. Very cosy and everything provided. Would definitely stay here again.
Mrs Mcmanus
July 2015
Lovely location in a picturesque village. Everything in the Cottage was of a very good standard with a extremely comfortable bed.
Mrs Lodge
May 2015
Excellent facilities, everything you could need for an easy to run cottage. Had a friendly and helpful owner. It was set in a lovely village with all the facilities you need. A thoroughly enjoyable week.
Mr Rogers
April 2015
It was our third stay at this beautiful little cottage which speaks for itself. It's very comfortable, quaint and has everything you need. Genuinely lovely owners of the property who make you feel very welcome. Excellent holiday once again.
Mr Lythgoe
November 2014
The cottage was perfect, just what we needed.
Miss Randall
October 2014
Lovely cottage in a pretty village. A good central point for visiting many places of interest.
Mrs Thompson
October 2014
A secluded location, perfect for a relaxing break. In a pretty village with all basic necessities.
Mrs Fraser
August 2014
Beautiful chocolate box cottage with roses round the door. A welcome pack of milk in fridge, little loaf from the baker in the village in the bread bin and 3 nice slices of cake for us to have a cuppa when we arrived. The owner came in to see us and said if there was anything we needed to call at the house next door. There were flowers in the lounge and a little vase of sweet peas in the bedroom. A beautiful area to explore and a nice little pub to eat in just along the road.
Mrs Witts
June 2014
Hovingham is a gem of a village, with a local shop, bakery and tea room, as well as the local inn. It is central to a large area of interesting places to visit; local market towns, Castle Howard, Lavender Fields and Ryedale Folk Museum, to name a few. We would love to return and discover more about this area. The Cottage was perfect, and had a welcome surprise of goodies.
Mr Roegele
May 2014
We like the location of Waterside Cottage in the picturesque village of Hovingham, also the layout of the cottage and its facilities. It is perfect for us and has everything we need. This was the third time we have stayed there. The owner is very friendly, helpful and thoughtful. We have stayed in many cottages over the years and have been happy in all of them but this is definitely one of the best.
Mr Todd
March 2014
A delightful cottage in a lovely village. The cottage felt cosy and the open fire was great of an evening.
Mrs Morris
October 2013
The property is very well positioned to get to all the main attractions and the Moors. It is very well equipped and comfortable. We will be returning to Waterside Cottage next year. The owners were very welcoming.
Mr Currie
June 2013
Top quality cottage in a great location.
Mr Row
May 2013
The cottage is very comfortable, the village most attractive with friendly people and set in a beautiful area. The host family is very thoughtful and helpful.
Mrs Kempson
April 2013
This is an excellent small cottage, big enough for 4 people. The owner is very friendly, but not at all pushy. Its position was ideal for us, as indeed we knew it would be. We were very pleased with the holiday overall.
Mr Slocombe
December 2012
Our third visit so getting to know our way round the area and all its delights. Cosy and homely cottage. Well equipped for short breaks. Very well situated between York and the Coast - best of both worlds!
Mrs Dargan
November 2012
The cottage has a lovely homely feel. It felt like it was our home for a week, rather than a borrowed home!
Mrs Walker
October 2012
A lovely cottage which was very clean and comfortable. The owner is a lovely lady who was very helpful but not intrusive. This cottage was so good we almost want to keep it a secret. We would definitely recommend it and hope to return soon.
Ms Milford
September 2012
Very spacious lounge/diner. Property was nice and warm without even needing to use the fire. Would definitely go back if ever visiting the area again.
Mr Ephraim
September 2012
Waterside Cottage is in a delightful and picturesque village and is well placed for visiting the historical and geographical areas in North Yorkshire. It is very comfortable and well appointed. The complementary bread, eggs, milk and cake were very much appreciated.
Mrs Anderson
September 2012
Owner very friendly and provided fresh eggs and milk on arrival. Cottage in most excellent order, would certainly recommend. Park and ride (Monks Cross) well worth it rather than driving into York.
September 2012
The cottage itself was very quaint but quite modern in design. All the facilites inside the cottage were of top quality, i must say that the toilet and wash hand basin in the top bedroom was very tight if one was shaving (wet that is)& the hot water left something to be desired but other than that it was a very cosy cottage.The surrounding area was really lovely & not far to go to many of the attractions of the area
Mrs Albert
July 2012
The cottage was very comfortable and in a beautiful village. The owners were very welcoming. A thoughtful touch on arrival to find bread, milk and eggs provided by the owners. We had a very relaxing holiday and will definitely return to Waterside Cottage.
Ms Farren
July 2012
Quietly placed in a lovely village. Owner was very friendly and helpful.
Mr Oakins
June 2012
The location was in a very good village with good amenities. The surrounding areas were all close at hand. Within easy reach of York and the east coast of Yorkshire the beautiful Yorkshire Moors.
Mrs Coley
May 2012
It was a warm well equipped and private cottage in a very good location. Village had shop and 2 pubs serving food. Friendly owner who left much appreciated cake, milk and eggs
Mr Slocombe
December 2011
Cosy cottage in a super location surrounded by local villages. Great for a Winter getaway.
Mrs Braunton
November 2011
The cottage was very well equipped and helped make our stay perfect. It was lovely to have cosy evenings in in front of the log fire.
Mr Shepherd
October 2011
An excellent location; peaceful and not too far from towns.
David and Eileen Row
October 2011
Think the fact this was our second stay, both of 3 weeks in length, and hope to make it a third in a very comfortable well appointed cottage in a delightful village with all amenities and friendly people. The landlords were very friendly, helpful and thoughtful
Mrs Dutton
September 2011
The cottage was excellent, very clean, well equipped and comfortable. The owner was very friendly and helpful and the welcome pack of eggs, bread, milk and cake was a lovely touch. I would thoroughly recommend Waterside Cottage.
Mr Langford
September 2011
A high quality, clean, cosy and warm true country cottage. Excellent.
Mrs Goodall
June 2011
The cottage was lovely and in a pretty village. The owners were very friendly and the welcome pack, including a cake, was really appreciated. The surrounding area was full of interesting places to visit and a week was not long enough. A return visit is definitely on the cards.
Ms Jeffery
June 2011
Our hostess was extremely friendly and helpful. The area was perfect for our break in Yorkshire, well suited to travelling to all destinations. Would highly recommend Waterside Cottage, it was perfect for 2 people and the village is delightful. A very comfortable place to stay. The extra breakfast provisions were a nice touch.
Mr Platt
April 2011
An excellent cottage. It was very clean, fresh, comfortable and well presented. It was in a perfect location .
Miss Armstrong
December 2010
The owner was very approachable and her cottage was cosy and warm. It was a delight to stay in with snow everywhere.
Mrs Hostler
November 2010
Beautiful cottage set in a charming village.
Mrs Howkins
November 2010
The cottage was very cosy in November with the open fire, which was very easy to light. On arrival there was a chocolate cake which was delicious and also milk and bread had been left which made it feel very welcoming.
Mrs Blair
October 2010
Had a fantastic time at Waterside Cottage, can highly recommend it. Everything you could possibly want in a holiday cottage and more.
Mr Pybus
August 2010
A great place for seeing everything in North Yorkshire.
Mr Mrs Taylor
August 2010
Clean, tidy little cottage tucked away but in a picturesque village. Lovely setting, friendly owner, and most importantly we were allowed to come and go as we pleased. Excellent stay. Would recommend.
June 2010
Lovely location. Very pleasant and helpful owners (on site). Safe and enclosed garden. Ideal and central location for access to tourist attractions and nearby cities.
Mr Dargan
April 2010
Fabulous central base for coast villages to one side and York, Harrogate and Thirsk inland.
Mrs Windle
March 2010
Waterside Cottage is lovely and is in a good location. It's well maintained, clean and very comfortable. It contains everything you need for an enjoyable stay.
Mr Britton
March 2010
Excellent accommodation in a wonderful setting, with great walks in the countryside.
Miss Byers
February 2010
An all round wonderful holiday - thank you very much.
February 2010
What an excellent property, really good value and very homely. The homemade cake and bread and milk was a lovely welcome gift. The owner was really approachable and helpful. Would go again.
Mrs Marsh
December 2009
Very comfortable cottage. Nice warm welcome with homemade chocolate cake. Good base for visiting both the Dales and Moors. Lovely, friendly village.
December 2009
Lovely cottage,great village,good places to eat. In the middle of stunning countryside and within easy reach of so many places of interest, we could have filled the week three times over. The owner was helpful without interfering and if you want a relaxing holiday you don't need to move from the comfort of the cottage, or the village.
Mrs Mcmillan
October 2009
This was a fantastic cottage allowing us to have a relaxing break. Lots of really personal touches. The owner was very friendly. Hovingham is a lovely village lots of nice walks, lovely pub. Have never used Sykes Cottages before but found them to be very helpful.
September 2009
A really nice cottage, lovely village, stunning countryside. An easy,central location for visiting a multitude of interesting places.
Mr McDermott
September 2009
Accommodation well equipped and decorated. We were made most welcome and nothing was too much trouble.
Mr Roegele
August 2009
A lovely cottage in a picturesque village. An excellent base for visiting North Yorkshire moors and coast. We loved it and hope to return.
Mrs Worthington
July 2009
Hovingham village is a pretty chocolate box village - excellent location for visiting the moors, sea and York. The best pub in the village is the Malt Shovel who were very welcoming, especially to children. North Yorkshire is a fabulous destination. All in all a wonderful holiday.
Mrs Ingle
June 2009
The village was lovely, with all the amenities you needed. The cottage was in a quiet area and the owners where accessible but not intrusive. Easy access to many local places of interest. Also we had lovely weather which was a bonus. A downstairs bedroom was a great asset!
Mr Mrs Masters
May 2009
The Malt Shovel serves excellent food and is very welcoming.
Mr Evans
May 2009
Excellent property in great location. Very comfortable cottage in lovely condition. Very friendly owners, flowers, cake etc on arrival - very nice touch.
Miss Dyson
April 2009
The cottage was very comfortable warm. Hovingham is a very pretty quiet village. Would like to revisit in June when Hovingham Hall is open to the public. Also makes a good base to tour the surrounding area.
Mr Norris
February 2009
The welcome from the owners was lovely and the cottage itself was cosy and ideal for our weekend stay. It was close to local amenities and was situated in a picturesque village.
Mr Booth
February 2009
We had an amazing weekend in the cottage, with plenty of nearby villages, towns and cities to visit and felt right at home! Will highly recommend.
Mr Smith
November 2008
I liked the location of the cottage and found it very pretty and comfortable, cosy and felt at home. Very clean and everything was to hand. The welcoming cake was a lovely touch too, I would visit again.
Mrs Silber
November 2008
Location of the cottage, and friendliness of the owner.
Mr Cox
November 2008
Open fire in cottage was good. The property was in good location for site-seeing.
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