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Lodge Cottage

(Ref. 3584)

Knapton near York, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Reviews

  • "This compact property was very warm and welcoming."

    It was very comfortable and very well equipped with everything we needed. It's location was excellent, and given the proximity of the main road was extremely quiet. There were some very small areas which were showing signs of wear and tear but overall an excellent holiday.

    Reviewed by Roy4.7Nov 2023

  • "Lovely and comfortable cottage."

    Nice and quiet despite being so conveniently near the ring road. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by Jane4.7Sep 2023

  • "We found Lodge Cottage to be a delightful place in which to stay."

    The beds and sofas were comfortable and the kitchen was easy to work in. It is well situated to walk across the fields to Rufforth, and also to get to Acomb, and thence to shops. The view across the field right outside the French door was very soothing, and the sunsets were beautiful.

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Sep 2023

  • "A very pleasant stay at this comfortable and quiet cottage."

    Well equipped, and with easy access to York from the nearby Park and Ride on the ring road. Parking onsite is appreciated, although if using an electric vehicle you will have to share/negotiate charging point with the owner who lives next door. This can make parking in the guest parking area a little tight for larger vehicles, as the owner parks his large EV next to the cottage, in the two car parking space. The village pub is no longer open, but nearby M&S food shop at the BP garage on the ringroad will provide essentials such as milk or bread, as there is no welcome pack.

    Lodge Cottage is a part of the owners property and the charging point is for the owners car. This cannot be used generally as all chargers are individual to the make of vehicle and a charging station is available at the nearby Park & Ride. We have never had a problem previously and, indeed, have had three cars parked in this area. The guests only required one car parking space. Mention of the village pub has been removed from our listing, until such time as we have a new, permanent, landlord. My welcome packs were left unused so many times that we stopped doing these, without any obvious detriment but leave tea, coffee, sugar, washing up liquid etc available in the cottage Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sheena3.4Jul 2023

  • "Very comfortable cottage in a quiet spot and ideally located for exploring the local area."

    Reviewed by David4.1Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage comfortable good location only fault toilet door didn’t shut ..."

    Lovely cottage comfortable good location only fault toilet door didn’t shut kept coming or rail needs attention would stay again

    We didn’t discover until this guest had left that the fitting which keeps the door in the rail had come off and had rolled under the bed! This has now been replaced and the door works as it should and closes properly. Property Owner

    Reviewed by John4.7Aug 2022

  • "We had a lovely 2 weeks, very comfortable, have recommended sykes to my family ..."

    We had a lovely 2 weeks, very comfortable, have recommended sykes to my family and friends and we are going away again with another sykes cottage

    Reviewed by Lynda5.0Jul 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in ideal location,the owners were lovely friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by Helen4.7Mar 2022

  • "This cottage was very cosy and a home from home."

    It was spotless and everything you could want was provided, all bedding and towels were on the bed when we arrived so no beds needed making up. The cottage met every expectation that we had and the view from the back french windows was amazing. We would recommend this property to any one wishing to take a well earned break away from home.

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Jan 2022

  • "Property was very clean and welcoming."

    Had everything you wanted. Peter & Barbara were very friendly and helpful. Would visit again without hesitation.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2021

  • "Just to say that we really enjoyed our Stay at your cottage and hope to return sometime"

    Reviewed by Roselina5.0Oct 2021

  • "We enjoyed our stay at the Lodge, handy for park and ride, close to York and in a quiet area."

    Good pubs and shops nearby. The owners who lived next door came to see us and asked how we were getting on. They wanted to know if we were able to use the radiators. They changed the settings for us. We would recommend this cottage to anybody wishing to visit York or nearby.

    Reviewed by George4.7Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was in a quiet road overlooking a field at the back."

    Very comfortable with nice extras of tea, coffee washing up liquid etc.

    Reviewed by Valerie5.0Aug 2021

  • "Great little cottage in an ideal location for exploring the area and trios into York"

    Reviewed by Jill4.7Jul 2021

  • "The Cottage was lovely, ideally situated."

    And very quiet area. The owners were very friendly and helpful

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Jun 2021

  • "Location is perfect, accommodation beautiful and clean, beds super comfortably, photos don't do it justice"

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2021

  • "The toilet makes a mooing sound after flushing but apart from that good location to get out and about"

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2020

  • "A very cosy cottage within easy reach of all tourist attractions."

    Very quiet and comfortable

    Reviewed by Philip4.7Sep 2020

  • "Well equipped, warm, clean, comfortable accommodation in a perfect, quiet rural location 45 mins walk from York"

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Feb 2020

  • "The cottage and surrounding are quite and pleasant"

    Reviewed by Wynand4.4Dec 2019

  • "Absolutely fabulous property."

    We went in November and the cottage was lovely and warm throughout our stay and the facilities top notch. We love to cook and the kitchen was well equipt for holiday needs. The owners were very friendly and helpful. The cottage itself is decorated and furnished in a modern style, comfortable and pleasing to the eye. In easy reach of York and close to a Park and Ride (about 6 minutes away). It is a rural location and outside there were sheep in the field and I expect it would be really beautiful. Highly recommended. Would definitely go back.

    Reviewed by Morwenna5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely cosy cottage within easy reach of York and surrounding area."

    Reviewed by Phillip5.0Nov 2019

  • "Lovely little cottage in a beautiful little village fully equipped and nothing left to chance"

    Reviewed by Kelvin5.0Nov 2019

  • "This is a lovely cottage, close to lots of National Trust properties and York."

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was very clean and comfortable and we had a lovely relaxing week there."

    Reviewed by Margaret5.0Oct 2019

  • "The cottage was in a good location for York, the park and ride was a must."

    The seating in the cottage was not very comfortable we think it has seen better days and could have done with a good hoover. We could not have the back door open as the smell of cats was unbearable for me as i am allergic to cats but it was not very nice sitting out their anyway. the bathroom was very small but adequate. We got out and about alot plenty to see and do in York.

    Thank you for staying at Lodge Cottage and providing feedback on your stay. The seating in the cottage is actually not old, the covers are changed regularly as one could expect with a cream linen-covered suite, these can become slightly soiled. It is extremely difficult to satisfy the comfort perceptions of each individual client, but we do try very hard. With regard to the smell of cats, we do not have any cats. We have squirrels, foxes, rabbits and pheasants wild in the field at the back of the cottage, swallows nesting in the stable, but no cats. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Robert3.4Sep 2019

  • "We feel the outside needs attention not welcoming."

    Thank you for your feedback. The cottage is in a rural location, with agricultural land to both front and back. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Sandra4.1Jul 2019

  • "It's a nice and cosy cottage in a quiet location with views onto a grassy field and conveniently located."

    Every morning we saw a squirrel running along the patio or fence and there were bunnies too. We liked the fact that the key to the cottage was in a key box so that we were totally flexible regarding the time of arrival. The owners were away during our stay but made sure that we knew how to get in touch with them which we appreciated a lot. We did indeed contact them once and they replied immediately. The bed was very comfortable, the kitchen had everything we needed and the bathroom was good too but a bit small. There were many leaflets and brochures about things to do and see in the area and a road atlas which came in very handy for us. We would stay there again.

    Reviewed by Noemi4.1Jun 2019

  • "Lovely cottage - well-appointed, clean and snug."

    Well-located for visiting attractions in York. Host & hostess helpful but not intrusive.

    Reviewed by Rhondda4.4May 2019

  • "Lodge Cottage, Knapton, near York We found the cottage to be very comfortable and convenient in a pleasant rural location."

    You could say that the unit was in splendid isolation and central for our holiday needs. It certainly met our expectations and the place was so easy to find on the day of arrival. We appreciated the local information which was available. The details were very helpful and useful. Peter and Barbara Higginson area lovely couple and we enjoyed our conversations. I am sorry that we forgot to put an entry in the visitors' book. We would certainly recommend this self-catering unit and of course Sykes. Ann and Charles Leach

    Reviewed by Charles5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage was lovely it was so comfortable and clean we will go back next year."

    Reviewed by Anthony5.0May 2019

  • "Peaceful location close to local amenities and the City of York."

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Apr 2019

  • "Cozy and quiet location."

    Spotless too.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2018

  • "I have to say our stay at Lodge Cottage was absolutely brilliant."

    It looked quite small when we 1st pulled up ,but inside was very spacious. The cottage itself was very well presented inside , everything you needed for a home from home. We were relaxed from the minute we arrived, loved watching the rabbits running around in the meadow outside. The cottage is well situated just outside Knapton village, far enough out for a peaceful stay, yet near enough to do all the things we wanted to do, Visit York etc. I only met the owner once but he was really lovely. They even left us fresh milk in the fridge on our arrival. I would certainly stay there again. Forget the extortionate price of hotels , go for a Sykes cottage, its worth every penny. Sykes themselves are a really good company. I have no complaints at all 11 out of 10 :)

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2018

  • "Absolutely lovely stay, great location, amazing cottage, lovely owners."

    10 our of 10 Thank you!

    Reviewed by Herol5.0Sep 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in a fabulous setting."

    Really great weekend away!

    Reviewed by Kate5.0Aug 2018

  • "We didnt find the seating very comfortable ."

    The rest of the property was excelent

    Reviewed by Bryan4.7Jul 2018

  • "Well situated for visiting York, park & ride only a mile away, the cottage has all you need, the owners are friendly and helpful."

    Reviewed by John4.7Mar 2018

  • "Very well equipped cottage, great for a short stay,very close to York which we spent two days visiting, Park and ride very close and probably the best way to visit York."

    A very nice part of the country and we will be back to have a longer stay in Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Feb 2018

  • "We rented this cottage so that we could spend a weekend in and around York."

    The cottage was small but had everything that we needed and was in an ideal location. We were offered an extra night which made our stay so much easier - a real bonus. Thank you Sykes. There was some road noise but having the fields surrounding the cottage made you feel as if you were in the countryside, so the best of both worlds. Overall very happy with the property.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2017

  • "Overall a very nice place to stay, we really enjoyed our time there and would consider going back."

    We loved the privacy, the closeness to the park and ride and the general environment. A few minor niggles however: - WiFi needs to be more easily accessible (a booster doesn't cost much) - A little close to a major road added some noise. - The space can be a bit tight. Removing one of the settees might help. - Two double beds rather than a single bed. Good for friends but less preferable for couples.

    Reviewed by David4.0Nov 2017

  • "Very comfortable cottage, clean and in a very good location."

    Owner very friendly.

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Oct 2017

  • "I would not hesitate to book this cottage again."

    We were we're very comfortable during our stay. The location was convenient to visit many places of interest. The park and ride into York was very easy to use and reasonably priced

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Apr 2017

  • "Easy to find, cosy cottage, nice outlook, very accessible for local areas."

    Park & ride brilliant people very friendly, Designer outlet has fantastic bargains. Would highly recommend. Bed was one of the most comfortable we have ever slept in.

    Reviewed by Barry5.0Mar 2017

  • "Fantastic cottage in a lovely setting really helpful owners."

    Warm cosy and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by Tracie5.0Jan 2017

  • "Had a fantastic break."

    Very relaxing with all amenities to hand.

    4.8Nov 2016

  • "Really well provided n stocked."

    My only gripe was that the pillows were really soft... meaning we snored n woke each other !++ Propped up with cushions from lounge. Brill shower great for six foot seven hubby. Really peaceful location. Loved it.

    Reviewed by Ann4.8Sep 2016

  • "Wonderful little cottage with everything needed for a great holiday."

    Only thing we would have added was a washing machine. Highly recommend this little Tardis type cottage for any couple. Perfect

    Reviewed by Anne4.8Sep 2016

  • "What more can you add to this report."

    The cottage was beautiful, ideally positioned to explore the area. The new P andR site at Poppleton Bar (just a mile away) with a bus every 10 mins was the icing on the cake as far as we were concerned, we spent four days exploring York without the hassle of finding somewhere to park (if you could afford it) All in all an ideal cottage and one we would recommend.

    Reviewed by Raymond5.0Sep 2016

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  • All ground floor
  • One twin bedroom with en-suite shower room with shower, basin & WC
  • Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area & sitting area with patio door to patio area
  • Front entrance & hallway.
  • Electric panel heating on thermostat control
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge, TV, DVD, radio, WiFi, small selection of books/DVDs
  • All fuel & power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair (please bring own cot bedding)
  • Off road parking for one car
  • Rear patio with garden furniture
  • Small front garden area
  • Sorry, no pets & no smoking
  • Shop 15 mins walk
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only.

The property

York 4 miles. A beautiful detached single-storey Yorkshire cottage, located in the rural village of Knapton near York.

Fully restored and individually styled, Lodge Cottage has been furnished in a contemporary style to provide quality accommodation in a wonderful location.

The cottage offers superb facilities over one floor with an open plan living area with Velux window and patio door leading to a small patio area overlooking open countryside.

A delightful en-suite bedroom further complements the accommodation and provides couples with a perfect cottage base for a romantic break or a great touring base from which to enjoy the many local delights on offer.The cottage is within easy reach of historic York, the market towns of Malton and Helmsley and the east coast.

The area is packed with stately homes and historic monuments including Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey, making Lodge Cottage an ideal choice for discovering this stunning part of the country.

The Knapton Lion is three minutes walk away in the village serving food lunchtime and evening Wednesday to Sunday.

Advance booking on their website recommended

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About the location


Howardian Hills AONB 14 miles; Leeds 25 miles; North York Moors National Park 25.4 miles.

The city of York needs no recommendation, for it teems with interest for the holidaymaker: the Minster, its medieval walls, boat trips on the River Ouse, York Races, museums(including the famous National Railway Museum and the Castle Museum), and the internationally-renowned Jorvik Viking Centre and its "time trip" experience. Summer and winter, there is something to fascinate the whole family. Explore York’s quaint streets and hidden corners, or take an excursion further afield to the Dales, Moors or the coastal resorts of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey. Yorkshire is rich in stately homes, with Harewood House and Castle Howard just two of several within an hour’s drive. A cycling city boasting two theatres, character pubs and great shopping, York has it all.

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This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas