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Humpty Dumpty Cottage

Cawood near York, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds (Ref. 934598)

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 8

  • Bedrooms 4

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
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  • Mrs Jenkins

    “Excellent cottage for our annual holiday meeting of two families Lots of space for the children to play and well equipped kitchen.”

    Beautiful garden to relax in. Easy access to York, Harewood House, Beningbrough Hall and many other places. Thank you

The property

This beautiful and traditional detached house dates back to the 1700s and is in a most pleasant and quiet position in the historic village of Cawood, within easy reach of York.

The superb house is spacious and full of character whilst the open fire provides a cosy ambience, making it an ideal base for families and friends.

The dining kitchen is a sociable space with lots of room for preparing delicious home-cooked meals in the well-equipped kitchen and then enjoying them together sat around the extending table, whilst discussing the days’ events.

Alternatively choose from one of the pubs in the village or from one of the many restaurants in the area offering food for every taste and budget.

The comfortable sitting room, with its open fire is the perfect place to sit and relax in comfort or alternatively retire to the snug with its good supply of books and games.

Both the snug and sitting rooms have TVs, the main sitting room having a large screen TV with BT Entertainment.

Completing the ground floor is a shower room, whilst upstairs are four welcoming bedrooms, and there's a lovely bathroom with a bath and separate shower cubicle available.

Outside the enclosed garden is an absolute delight with mistletoe, magnolia, apple trees and a pear tree together with a large lawn and patio area.

There is also the possibility of harvesting seasonal fruit and vegetables, so why not spend sunny evenings outside with your loved ones?

Cawood is an attractive village with lots of character and some interesting street names, along with a fine Georgian merchants' house.

Also in the village is Cawood Castle, once the summer residence of the Archbishop of York.

Nowadays all that remains of the castle is the gatehouse and the banqueting hall.

Cawood is around a 20 minute drive into York where you can discover this most beautiful of medieval cities, with many attractions, tea rooms and pubs.

For shopaholics the nearby York McArthur Glen shopping outlet is a shopping paradise and from here you can park and ride directly to the city centre.

A wonderful holiday home for whatever you wish to see and do.


  • Four bedrooms: 1 x super king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x twin (one zip/link, can be super king-size double on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Ground floor bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Separate laundry room
  • Kitchen with dining area
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Snug.
  • Oil central heating with open fire
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, additional freezer (in garage), washing machine, tumble dryer (in garage), dishwasher, 2 x TVs (one with Freeview and one with YouView Entertainment,DVD, WiFi, selection of books and games
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed lawned garden with patio and furniture, garden games available such as croquet
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 2 mins walk
  • Note: There’s a step between the kitchen and snug

About the location


York 10 miles; Leeds 23 miles; Harrogate 27 miles.

The attractive historic village of Cawood lies just a 20 minute drive from the historic city of York. Situated on the banks of the River Ouse, in a tranquil setting, this peaceful village offers a shop, a Post Office, a charming 16th century inn with royal connections, plus a Norman church and lovely riverside walks. Within a short distance is York City with its famous minster, castle walls and beautiful architecture. Not to be missed are the Jorvik Viking Centre, National Railway Museum, York Castle Museum plus the Yorkshire Museum and River Gardens. View the medieval city, with its famous Shambles, from the heights of York Minster. With easy access to walks and cycle routes, and both the Yorkshire Wolds and the North York Moors National Park, Cawood is a great touring location.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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