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Librarian's Cottage

York, Yorkshire (YO098)
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Librarian's Cottage details

This pretty stone cottage is situated in the Castle Howard Estate village of Coneysthorpe. With two cosy wood burning stoves, furnished with items from Castle Howard itself, and carefully chosen modern furnishings, the cottage is perfectly appointed. A picturesque garden with trickling stream 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. The Howardian Hills and North York Moors offer endless footpaths and bridleways and are popular with cyclists, walkers and nature lovers. 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. 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.

This holiday cottage at a glance

  • Sleeps four guests.
  • Two bedrooms and one bathroom.
  • Two wood burning stoves.
  • WiFi.
  • Designated parking for two vehicles at rear of property.
  • The property boasts two secluded patio areas with garden furniture. These overlook a large shared garden, complete with orchard and trickling stream.
  • Children over five years old welcome.
  • Two well behaved dogs welcome (small additional charge per dog).
  • Minimum stay of three nights.

Additional features

  • Entry passes to Castle Howard valid for the duration of your stay.
  • Barbecue.
  • Patio area with outdoor dining table and deck chairs.
  • Furnished with vintage pieces, items from Castle Howard itself and carefully chosen modern furnishings.
  • Television with Freeview TV.
  • DVD player.
  • Combined fridge/freezer, dishwasher, electric cooker and gas hob, microwave, washer/dryer.
  • 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

Castle Howard Courtyard Café (daytime only) 01653 648634 Castle Howard York, YO60 7DA Open from 10am – 5pm 7 days a week. This table service restaurant focuses on local and estate made seasonal produce with our menu reflecting the best of what the region has to offer. Two levels of indoor seating and outdoor decking area.

The Star Inn 01439 770397 Main St, Harome, near Helmsley YO62 5JE Michelin starred restaurant situated in a picturesque village on the edge of the North Yorkshire Moors, a couple of miles outside the market town of Helmsley. This inn is much-loved by foodies and locals alike. The 'modern Yorkshire' style of cooking places great emphasis on Game and North Sea Fish. Booking is advisable.

The Crown & Cushion 01653 618777 Main Street, Welburn, YO60 7DZ Their Great British menu champions local meats and the kitchen's pride and joy is its charcoal-fired rotisserie complemented by an extensive range of wines and cask ales.

The Grapes 01653 628076 Railway Street, Slingsby, YO62 4AL The Grapes Inn is a classic North Yorkshire pub, located in Slingsby, with a warm welcome, a friendly atmosphere, real ale and excellent home cooked seasonal food.

Florios Pizzeria Ristorante 01653 692008 11 Yorkersgate, Malton YO17 7AA Fun and family friendly Italian restaurant with an extensive and varied menu including pastas, traditional Italian dishes and freshly cooked pizzas. Booking advisable, particularly at weekends.

Take-away Fish & Chips Mobile van at Lakeside holiday Park Reception Saturday evenings at 6.30pm – get there early as the queues can be long!

The Worsley Arms 01653 628234 Main Street, Hovingham, Small hotel in the picturesque village of Hovingham with A la Carte restaurant and the Cricketer’s Bar for drinks/relaxed dining. Excellent food and wine.YO60 7DA 01653 648634 (daytime only) Open from 10am – 5pm 7 days a week.

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