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Lodge Cottage

Knapton near York, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds (Ref. 3584)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Sky TV Sky TV
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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106 Customer Reviews

  • "Property was very clean and welcoming."

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

    Reviewed by DavidOct 2021

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

    Reviewed by RoselinaOct 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 GeorgeSep 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 ValerieAug 2021

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

    Reviewed by JillJul 2021

  • "The Cottage was lovely, ideally situated."

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

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2021

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

    Reviewed by SandraMay 2021

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

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2020

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

    Very quiet and comfortable

    Reviewed by PhilipSep 2020

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

    Reviewed by LeeFeb 2020

  • "The cottage and surrounding are quite and pleasant"

    Reviewed by WynandDec 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 MorwennaNov 2019

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

    Reviewed by PhillipNov 2019

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

    Reviewed by KelvinNov 2019

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

    Reviewed by LindaOct 2019

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

    Reviewed by MargaretOct 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 RobertSep 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 SandraJul 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 NoemiJun 2019

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

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

    Reviewed by RhonddaMay 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 CharlesMay 2019

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

    Reviewed by A RMay 2019

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

    Reviewed by JoanApr 2019

  • "Cozy and quiet location."

    Spotless too.

    Reviewed by AndrewDec 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 MarkOct 2018

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

    10 our of 10 Thank you!

    Reviewed by HerolSep 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in a fabulous setting."

    Really great weekend away!

    Reviewed by KateAug 2018

  • "We didnt find the seating very comfortable ."

    The rest of the property was excelent

    Reviewed by BryanJul 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 JohnMar 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 RichardFeb 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 SusanNov 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 DavidNov 2017

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

    Owner very friendly.

    Reviewed by ShirleyOct 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 LindaApr 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 BarryMar 2017

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

    Warm cosy and very comfortable.

    Reviewed by TracieJan 2017

  • "Had a fantastic break."

    Very relaxing with all amenities to hand.

    Mr McDonaldNov 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 AnnSep 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 AnneSep 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 RaymondSep 2016

  • "The Lodge was the perfect retreat for two."

    It gave us the opportunity to get away from the hustle and bustle but still be within striking distance of York itself and indeed a great deal of Yorkshire. The owners were next door and were very nice seeing if there was anything else we might need. They were extremely friendly, approachable and very helpful. The accommodation itself was of an excellent standard and met our needs perfectly. I am already highly recommending it to friends and family.

    Reviewed by AnthonyFeb 2016

  • "It was ideally located within easy reach of York City and surrounding attractions."

    It was a small but perfectly formed holiday cottage in a quiet village which was exactly what we had envisaged.

    Reviewed by NealNov 2015

  • "Good location for visiting York."

    Lovely comfortable cottage and lovely people. Had a great time.

    Reviewed by ThereseNov 2015

  • "This is the ideal property for two people visiting York."

    It is well situated in a quiet spot but convenient for the excellent Park & Ride services into the city. We shall undoubtedly want to come back here.

    Reviewed by SheilaOct 2015

  • "This is the third time I have stayed at this property."

    The owners are kind and welcoming hosts. The cottage is neat and well furnished.

    Reviewed by WilliamMay 2015

  • "An excellent base for exploring the Vale of York and beyond."

    The Cottage was warm and comfortable, and well equipped enough to cope with some reasonably complex cooking. There was lots of information on things to do in the area, and instructions for heating, appliances etc. It was very good value for money.

    Reviewed by LynneMay 2015

  • "We enjoyed our stay in Yorkshire very much and the cottage was just what we wanted."

    Nice and secluded, quiet and in close driving distance to the City of York and surrounding towns and countryside. The weather was amazing for the time of year.

    Reviewed by JenniferApr 2015

  • "Lodge Cottage is very small but for two people wanting a very quiet location it's perfect."

    There are open fields to the front and back and it is located in a dead-end lane with no traffic. The cottage is close to the excellent Park & Ride terminus which makes getting into York so easy.

    Reviewed by StevenNov 2014

  • "A cosy, well thought out and designed cottage with friendly owners next door."

    Nice to have two large sofas and the kitchen has plenty of cupboard space and work tops. Had good private patio areas which would be lovely in summer. Warm and cosy, would recommend.

    Reviewed by AnnOct 2014

  • "Very quiet and peaceful, a good base for lots of attractions in York and the surrounding area."

    Reviewed by HenrySep 2014

  • "Lodge Cottage at Knapworth was in an excellent location in a very quiet little village."

    A charming well appointed place to call "home" while exploring the surrounds.

    Reviewed by JaniceJul 2014

  • "Lodge Cottage was ideally located to visit the City of York."

    It was located near the A1237 road, which was very convenient for visiting many different places, as this was part of the ring road around York. Park and Ride in a number of different places not far from the cottage.

    Reviewed by ThomasMay 2014

  • "Excellent property with a great pub round the corner that serves amazing food."

    Reviewed by CraigApr 2014

  • "Delightful cottage absolutely ideal for two people."

    Owners very friendly and welcoming. Beautiful village so convenient for getting into York. The park and ride was perfect.

    Reviewed by RosemaryApr 2014

  • "Cosy cottage ideal for two people."

    Reviewed by ArthurNov 2013

  • "The location of the cottage is excellent for York and places of interest."

    Very peaceful village with easy access to roads and transport. A thoroughly enjoyable week all round.

    Reviewed by FrankSep 2013

  • "The house was well prepared for our holiday."

    The beds were comfortable which was a big plus. It is highly likely we will book again. The location is good and the information given by the owner was useful and comprehensive.

    Reviewed by MikeJul 2013

  • "Lovely holiday."

    The cottage was beautiful, clean and very well equipped. The surroundings were very peaceful.

    Reviewed by GeorgeJun 2013

  • "Ideal location for York City and surrounding area."

    Nice quiet location local pub serving good food at reasonable prices. Park and Ride not too far away and very convenient, saves a lot of hassle parking etc.

    Reviewed by DerekJun 2013

  • "Very helpful owners, gave us a lot of help."

    There was plenty of information on places to visit. The cottage was very well appointed with everything you could need.

    Reviewed by JohnMay 2013

  • "Easy access to York and other places of interest."

    Quiet location with easy parking.

    Reviewed by RonaldMay 2013

  • "The cottage was situated perfectly for our trips to York and the surrounding area, with a bus stop 2mins walk away."

    The local pub served excellent food and had extremely friendly staff.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2013

  • "It is a beautiful little cottage with a fantastic local pub just 5 minutes down the lane."

    Easy access to York by bus. Very quiet/secluded location. We had a fantastic time and would definitely recommend to our friends.

    Reviewed by SarahJan 2013

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and very cosy and had everything you needed."

    The owners were friendly too.

    Reviewed by PaulineDec 2012

  • "Location of the cottage was excellent - quiet relaxing break."

    Great food in the local Red Lion pub. Really cosy little cottage - highly recommended.

    Reviewed by AlysonNov 2012

  • "Close to York and at the same time just in the open countryside, along a dead end street with no traffic."

    A very characteristic and lovely rebuilt cottage.

    Reviewed by RickNov 2012

  • "A very well appointed cottage with everything we needed."

    We would be more than happy to rent this property again and will recommend it to friends.

    Mrs WrightOct 2012

  • "It was always warm and the beds were super comfortable."

    The parking arrangement was very convenient. We were not bothered by the owners but it was good to know they were nearby if needed.

    Mrs TelferOct 2012

  • "Excellent accommodation and situation was ideal for travelling to York and surrounding countryside and attractions."

    Would certainly recommend it to friends.

    Reviewed by RogerSep 2012

  • "The property 1st class, location very good easy to get to the park/ride which was ideal."

    A perfect place for two, you could just relax and chill or very useful for a base. Will recommend this property to friends and family.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2012

  • "This was a last minute decision to go away as my husband now has health problems."

    We really enjoyed our stay at Lodge cottage, it was very quiet which is what we wanted. 3 miles from the park and ride into York.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2012

  • "Attractive, modern, and compact cottage."

    Very pleasant quiet area convenient for visiting York, Harrogate and the coast.

    Reviewed by Christine ValerieJul 2012

  • "Nice and quietly situated cottage within easy reach of many attractions and good access to York centre."

    Reviewed by KayJul 2012

  • "I liked the close proximity to York and the surrounding area."

    The cottage itself was very quiet and extremely clean, and had everything one could have wanted for a pleasant holiday. The owners very friendly also.

    Reviewed by RosemaryJul 2012

  • "A beautifully comfortable cottage ideally located to enjoy everything North Yorkshire has to offer."

    Reviewed by HelenMay 2012

  • "Excellent local pub for food and drink."

    Only 3ml. easy drive to York, where we went every day. Foxes in field out back in the evening.

    Reviewed by JonathanApr 2012

  • "You just opened the door and that was it - lovely from the word go."

    Clean and everything we needed for the week. It was just like being in your own home. Very relaxing, we slept well and could sit out in the evening. All being well we will come again.

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2012

  • "Wonderful little holiday home in a quiet rural location with great transport links into the city."

    Reviewed by DeanFeb 2012

  • "A nice quite area, good for bus services to York and handy for visiting other towns and villages."

    Reviewed by TeresaFeb 2012

  • "The location was brilliant for touring."

    The owners were friendly and helpful, but respected our privacy. The cottage was cosy and comfortable and provided us with one of the happiest holidays we have ever had.

    Reviewed by RosemaryDec 2011

  • "It was a lovely cosy cottage ideal for 2, very relaxing with no noise as it was down a small lane."

    Easy access via the P&R to York and other areas. Would love to visit again and probably will.

    Reviewed by JNov 2011

  • "The cottage was very clean, it had everything you needed for a short break."

    Reviewed by RogerOct 2011

  • "This cottage was very comfortable and warm with excellent food and service at The Red Lion just 5 minutes walk from property."

    We would recommend visitors obtain a Yorkshire Pass to make full use of what Yorkshire has to offer.

    Reviewed by NSep 2011

  • "It was good for getting to York on the park and ride and was in a nice location."

    The cottage was clean and tidy and we would go again.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2011

  • "Good location for visiting sites such as Sutton Park and Castle Howard."

    Also a short journey to the park and ride for visiting York. A very peaceful setting.

    Reviewed by DavidJul 2011

  • "The cottage was to a very high standard and very close to York."

    They have thought of everything in the cottage, even directions to Park & Ride. We will book again.

    Reviewed by TraceyApr 2011

  • "The location of the cottage is perfect for travelling into York, yet it was situated in countryside."

    Reviewed by JenniferFeb 2011

  • "The cottage was lovely - warm, clean and had everything we needed."

    It was close to a park and ride which is great and there is a very good pub in the village. The owners are very nice people. We had a super holiday and would go back if we decide to visit York again.

    Mrs HartleyOct 2010

  • "Ideally situated to visit York as only about 2 miles to 'Park & Ride'."

    Also for visiting National Trust properties.

    Reviewed by PatrickSep 2010

  • "Everything was first class and we had a thoroughly enjoyable holiday in a superb cottage."

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2010

  • "Lodge Cottage is set in a tranquil setting for those seeking to escape to the country and proved an ideal base for my wife and I to venture across much of Yorkshire."

    The property owners were very welcoming and checked we had everything needed shortly after arriving. We enjoyed a comfortable and relaxing stay.

    Reviewed by BrianSep 2010

  • "The cottage was ideal for two and in a great location to visit lots of surrounding tourist spots."

    The owners were on hand but unobtrusive and so the holiday was very relaxing.

    Reviewed by AnneAug 2010

  • "Very easy to get into York by public transport."

    Comfortable accommodation.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2010

  • "Beautiful views from the windows, very comfortable accommodation"

    Mr ReidJul 2010

  • "The cottage was fantastic."

    A very warm welcome by the owners. We were extremely happy with this property and location.

    Reviewed by Frank & KarenMay 2010

  • "Clean, very comfortable and quiet."

    I would certainly recommend Lodge Cottage to anyone and hope to return some time.

    Reviewed by WendyMay 2010

  • "Beautiful cosy retreat in a great location."

    The cottage itself was immaculate and was perfect for our needs. We would love to return!

    Reviewed by NatalieApr 2010

  • "Pleasant rural position yet close easy access to York."

    Pleasant owners. Peaceful and would like to visit again.

    Mr JonesMar 2010

  • "The location was perfect for day trips."

    The Park & Ride was useful too! The Red Lion Pub in Knapton served delicious food!

    Reviewed by JulieMar 2010

  • "Nice and warm on arrival and everything was of good quality."

    Reviewed by AnneFeb 2010

  • "An excellent property providing a very high standard of accommodation in a nice, quiet location."

    Reviewed by SimonJan 2010

  • "A brilliant cottage that we hope to visit again."

    Lovely quiet location but only 10 minutes drive from York.

    Reviewed by PaulNov 2009

  • "We were made very welcome by the owners."

    The cottage was beautifully presented when we arrived, all the fittings and furnishings being new and of high quality. We'll certainly return.

    Reviewed by WilliamOct 2009

  • "The cottage was lovely, just as described, and the owners are very pleasant and made themselves known to us."

    It was also very easy access to where we wanted to go. This is the 3rd cottage we have had from you and they have all be exceptional.

    Mr & Mrs McKinnonOct 2009

  • "We liked looking forward to returning to the cottage in the evening."

    Mrs PortSep 2009

  • "The location of the cottage was good."

    The decor was good - the owners had furnished tastefully and to a good standard.

    Reviewed by MargaretAug 2009

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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 nearby local pub provides superb food and excellent local ales, whilst 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.


  • 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 with Sky, 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 two cars
  • Rear patio with garden furniture
  • Small front garden area
  • Sorry, no pets & no smoking
  • Shop 15 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Babes-in-arms only.

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About the location


Leeds 25 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.

This property offers the following short breaks:

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