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Librarian's Cottage
Librarian's Cottage, Coneysthorpe, York , YO60 7DD
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  • No Smoking
  • Pet Friendly
  • Log Burner / Open Fire
  • Wifi
  • Children Welcome
  • Walking
  • Family Friendly
Layout & Facilities
Things to do

Librarian's Cottage details:

This pretty stone cottage situated in the Castle Howard estate village of Coneysthorpe comprises a living room with cosy wood burner, a separate dining room also with a wood burner and a well appointed kitchen with pantry. Upstairs two bedrooms and a bathroom complete the property. Furnished with vintage pieces, items from Castle Howard itself and carefully chosen modern furnishings, the cottage is perfectly appointed. A picturesque garden with trickling stream 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 picturesque 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 hour’s 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.

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.
  • A picturesque garden with 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:

  • Day entry pass to Castle Howard valid for one day of your choice during your stay (when open to the public, includes Christmas opening)
  • 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, free standing electric cooker, free standing gas cooker, microwave, washing machine.
  • 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:

  • The village of Coneysthorpe is situated in an area of outstanding natural beauty, just 15 miles from the historic city of York.
  • The picturesque market towns of Pickering, Malton and Helmsley are only a short drive away.
  • Ideally situated as a base for visiting the historic houses of Castle Howard, Nunnington Hall, Beningbrough Hall, Duncombe Park and Sledmere House.
  • The beautiful gardens of Scampston Hall and the R.H.S. Harlow Carr are within easy reach.
  • The North York Moors and East Coast are also easily accessible where there are the coastal towns of Whitby, Scarborough, Staithes, Runswick Bay and Filey.
  • The steam railway from Pickering travels through the stunning North York Moors to Whitby, a delightful way to visit this coastal town.
  • Bempton Cliffs R.S.P.B. Nature reserve, home to 250,000 sea birds is well worth a visit.

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Cottage layout:

Ground floor:

Front hall. Kitchen with pantry/utility room and back door to garden/patio. Downstairs toilet and hand washbasin. Dining room with log burning stove and staircase leading to 1st floor. Sitting room with log burning stove.

First floor:

Master bedroom with king size bed and built-in wardrobe. 2nd bedroom with king size/twin bed and built-in wardrobe. Main bathroom with bath & over bath shower, toilet, washbasin and heated towel rail.

Cottage facilities:

Gas central heating, two wood burning stoves, gas hob and electric oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, washer/dryer machine, iron and ironing board.

Freeview TV, DVD player. WiFi.

Garden furniture and barbecue are provided for guests to use during the spring and summer months.

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Things to do:

Perfectly positioned to explore everything Yorkshire has to offer from picturesque market towns such as Pickering, Helmsley and Malton to coastal resorts of Scarborough, Filey and Whitby.

Head onto the North York Moors for endless walks and enjoy shopping in medieval York or urban Leeds.

Local attractions include:

  • Castle Howard
  • Yorkshire Arboretum
  • Dalby Forest
  • Flamingo Land
  • Nunnington Hall
  • Eden Camp
  • York Minster
  • York Designer Outlet
  • North York Moors Railway
  • Whitby Abbey
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