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Willow Lodge

South Cave, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds (Ref. 990640)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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  • Hot tub
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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53 Customer Reviews

  • "Had a lovely, relaxing stay at Willow Lodge."

    The lodge itself was equipped to a very high standard and everything was impeccably clean. The hot tub was wonderful and very well used! Lots of thoughtful ‘extras’ from the hosts made our stay even more pleasurable. A gift pack on arrival and regular check ins from the owner ensured we felt welcome from the start of our break to the end. We would definitely recommend the lodge to anyone wanting a high quality, relaxing break. Thank you.

    Thankyou for your lovely comments and your positive feedback. We love to see that guests feel relaxed and refreshed after their stay at Willow. Property Owner

    Reviewed by EmmaApr 2022

  • "4th visit since Dec 2029, that in itself speaks volumes."

    A beautiful property, cosy with all the home comforts you need, a proper home from home. Hot tub fab. We always return home relaxed with our batteries well and truly charged. Willow lodge is a credit to owners Emma and Darren .

    Reviewed by AlisonFeb 2022

  • "This was one of the most romantic cottages we have stayed in for our annual Valentines break."

    I had a long list of "wishes" and Willow Lodge ticked them all.

    Reviewed by ZerinaFeb 2022

  • "Spent a lovely week here to see the new year in, Willow cottage was very clean and the photos do not do it justice the living room is huge, great location plenty of nice walks around and South Cave centre is a pleasant 30 minute walk and nice places to eat and drink, We met the owners Emma and Darren and also there son too (sorry forgot his name) when he was feeding the ducks in the nearby pond, they we’re so welcoming and the nearby horses were lovely to see and the riding school pupils were so polite when passing us over the week we stayed ."

    The cottage had lovely Christmas lights outside and a lovely Christmas tree inside, lovely touch., I would not hesitate in recommending this cottage to a family of 4 we had a wonderful week and felt very relaxed and caters for everyone, we especially loved the Hot Tub after a busy day walking and sightseeing . Thank you for a lovely chilled break Marie + Steve Newcastle upon Tyne

    Reviewed by StephenDec 2021

  • "What a wonderful holiday in a fantastic place!"

    The hosts were great, on hand for anything we needed without any intrusions, and so helpful! The lodge is delightful, cosy and beautifully presented - we were apprehensive having a Christmas away form home for the first time but needn’t have been, everyone wants to come back!

    We very much enjoyed welcoming you , so pleased your Christmas holiday was a success! Property Owner

    Reviewed by MatthewDec 2021

  • "Home from home ."

    Spotless and wonderful spa everything needed for a great stay highly recommend

    Reviewed by JacquelineDec 2021

  • "Upstairs bedroom only suitable for children not adults due to height of the ceiling."

    Brilliant private location to enjoy the hot tub.

    A great shame , it does state in the description that the mezzanine bedroom has a low ceiling. Glad you liked the hotub though. Property Owner

    Reviewed by JuliaSep 2021

  • "More like a home than a place to stay."

    Really didn't want to leave. Highly recommended, will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by DonnaSep 2021

  • "Willow Lodge is a great place to stay."

    Very spacious and comfortable with great facilities. The well kept hot tub being one of them. The twin bedroom has very low beams and is really best suited for children as opposed to a 2nd couple.

    You say in your feedback you found it very comfortable , but overall you marked it down for comfort? It does state on the property description that the mezzaninebedroom has low ceiling, Property Owner

    Reviewed by CarynAug 2021

  • "Wow! The cottage and surroundings are amazing."

    The photos show the driveway to the property and the garden in front of the hot tub. All of this space is for the cottages sole use whilst you are there.Inside the cottage it is huge with everything you could wish for. It is so comfortable with lots of quirky features that add to the beauty of your stay. You couldn’t ask for anything else from a perfect place to relax and recharge your batteries or explore the surrounding areas in Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by ChristineJul 2021

  • "Stayed for 2weeks."

    The accomodation was absolutely perfect! Better than the pictures. Massive TV, cosy couch with feature walled log burner and a gigantic comfy bed. Great location. Hot tub was superb! Enclosed HUGE garden. BBQ was a blessing as the weather was gorgeous. Garden big enough to play badminton in!

    Reviewed by NicolaJun 2021

  • "Fantastic lodge, best equipped we have ever stayed in."

    The hot tub was amazing. Quiet location, just what we needed for a relaxing break.

    Reviewed by DavidMay 2021

  • "Amazing property and setting."

    Close walk to local amenities. exceptional facilities within the property and the hottub was perfect

    Reviewed by StevenApr 2021

  • "Lovely cottage everything was perfect."

    Reviewed by ShereeApr 2021

  • "Beautiful place just far enough away from big towns to get the peace and quiet we wanted."

    A huge TV, private hot tub and an easy to use wood burner simply added to the luxury of Willow Lodge. We are already planning our next trip!

    Reviewed by RavilApr 2021

  • "Lovely relaxing stay in this fab lodge, would highly recommend"

    Reviewed by AlisonSep 2020

  • "Fantastic place to stay great for families and couples, lovely looking out with your morning brew to see the horses, hot tub was a great addition as well as the children’s toys."

    Kitchen is equipped with everything you can possibly need including cutlery and pots and pans. Beds were comfortable and the soft furnishings were great made it seem home from home. Thank you for letting your home out of was a brilliant weekend!

    Reviewed by JadeSep 2020

  • "The house is amazing."

    On the way, me and my wife were discussing how pictures can be deceiving and the place never looks quite as good or big. This is completely the opposite, it has a real wow factor about it, the living area is perfect. The area is lovely and quiet, with nice pubs and walks around. The hot tub was very clean, gardens beautiful, the house itself is just gorgeous, with good fixtures/fittings. We never met the owners, but I would like to say thank you. We should've been in Ibiza, but this really made up for it.

    Reviewed by AlexAug 2020

  • "The cottage was absolutely amazing furnished to a high standard, with very comfy beds & sofa."

    Tha garden is huge, very handy if you have children who like football, they can kick a ball very far safely.

    Reviewed by TracyAug 2020

  • "The holiday was fantastic."

    Really enjoyed the cottage, hot tub and garden Would definatley return. Emma and Darren are lovely hosts who are clearly very passionate about what they do.

    Reviewed by LynseyJul 2020

  • "Really nice cottage, very clean and nice little touches all around."

    Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by GeorgeFeb 2020

  • "A wonderful getaway had by us all."

    Absolutely immaculate and beautifully presented. A lovely place to relax and switch off. Lovely grounds to have a walk around. The hot tub just topped it all off. Couldn’t recommend enough.

    Reviewed by KerryFeb 2020

  • "Fabulous holiday at a truly outstanding property."

    Reviewed by LizJan 2020

  • "Beautiful cottage, nicely decorated with a spacious lounge area and sizeable master bedroom."

    Bathrobes and hot tub towels provided too which was a pleasant surprise. The break was made more special as the cottage had been decorated for Christmas with a thoughtful Christmas welcome pack provided for our arrival.

    Reviewed by JaneDec 2019

  • "The pictures don’t do this place justice, amazing holiday home, would love to return"

    Reviewed by JamesDec 2019

  • "Wow what an amazing cottage and place so peaceful and relaxing!"

    Spent most of our days soaking in the hot tub or snuggle round the open fire spending some family time together! Just amazing!! We would definitely love to return to this beautiful place sometime in the future

    Reviewed by SophieNov 2019

  • "Fantastic cottage, owners have thought of everything , a real home from home."

    Cozy and comfortable . Loved the hot tub . we will be back next year .

    Reviewed by JonathanNov 2019

  • "It was a lovely place very cosy and clean would go back in a heartbeat, just what we needed to relax."

    Reviewed by LyndaNov 2019

  • "Amazing cottage a credit to the owners Emma and Darren."

    Everything we wanted for a relaxing weekend and more, wouldn't hesitate to recommend

    Reviewed by AlisonNov 2019

  • "A lovely well equipped cottage."

    Owners approachable friendly and helpful.Hot tub was clean and well maintained .Lots of games and a large garden.Fishing lake looked well kept.Would love to return .

    Reviewed by JulieOct 2019

  • "The website does not do any justice to the place."

    Completely relaxed which is what we were after. Exceptionally clean and well thought out. Family are really friendly and helpful. Look forward to booking again in the future.

    Reviewed by AlianaOct 2019

  • "The cottage was beautiful and the owner had thought of everything we would need to be comfortable and enjoy the weekend."

    The pictures really don't do this place justice. We will be returning soon!

    Reviewed by LaurenOct 2019

  • "This is our second time at Willow lodge, we love it."

    It has the wow factor for us, its well equipped, lovely decor, lovely garden. Close to shops and pubs. We had days out to Hull and visited the old town and the museums. Emma and Darren are lovely hosts, enjoyed our chats with them and would like to thank them for the loan of their cottage. Thank you.

    Reviewed by JennySep 2019

  • "The cottage was superb in every way a 5☆☆☆☆☆."

    Reviewed by PeterSep 2019

  • "Nice and peaceful lovely location nice and clean only thing that I would say ..."

    Nice and peaceful lovely location nice and clean only thing that I would say it’s not a place for infants kids 5 and over its perfect

    Reviewed by ThomasSep 2019

  • "The lodge was very comfortable, set in relaxed , peaceful surroundings."

    The hot tub was the icing on the cake for us. Me and the wife would definitely visit again. What a lovely part of the country !! ☺

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2019

  • "Fantastic place to stay, with hot weather."

    Friendly owners, nothing too much trouble, luxury hot tub very relaxing. You couldn't really ask for a nicer place to stay exactly as described on website. Happy customers. 5 star accommodation.

    Reviewed by JaneAug 2019

  • "Absolutely amazing place to stay!"

    Perfect for exploring East Riding. The Lodge was spacious, clean and luxurious and the hot tub was great! Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by JenniferAug 2019

  • "Willow lodge was so beautiful, the pictures didn't do it justice!"

    The garden was so spacious and it was in such a peaceful setting. The house itself was stunning and it had everything you would need. The owners were lovely and ensured we didn't want for anything. They added a few personal touches to make the stay that bit better. It's a perfect little getaway from a busy lifestyle, we didn't want to leave!

    Reviewed by RebeccaJul 2019

  • "Super cottage, central for York, Bridlington, hull etc."

    Superbly finished with all amenities, a large private garden area with sheltered hot tub and looking out onto a paddock with horses and the occasional rabbits. Could not fault this at all and thouroughly enjoyed the week here. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by StephenJul 2019

  • "The cottage was perfect for the two of us very clean and well looked after."

    The only thing I would say the front door could do with either frosted glass or a blind because when you come out the bathroom (wet room) it's next to the front door.. And you could see everything

    Reviewed by JodieJul 2019

  • "Had a fantastic time at willow lodge it was just 100% Perfect , from the little touches of fresh flowers in the room to the fantastic location and beautiful garden with the best hot tub we’ve ever been in my husband and our two friends have had an amazing time will definitely be paying Willow Lodge another visit in the future thank you so much."

    Reviewed by JillJun 2019

  • "Very nice cottage, you can tell a lot of effort has been put into it and it's lovely and clean, also the owners are very nice and friendly."

    I would definitely come back! my only critiques are the 2nd bedroom is specifically designed for 2 children, so whoever gets the spare room isn't going to have the best sleep in the world, also the toilet is near the front door so if your in the spare room and need the toilet you have to go down the stairs and through the living room, kitchen and porchway so its a bit inconvenient. I think if we hadn't of had the master bedroom me and my partner would not have enjoyed it as much. overall for 4 adults id give it a 7.5/10 for 2 adults 2 children id say 9/10

    Reviewed by PatrickJun 2019

  • "Absolutely amazing stay, has the wow factor as soon as you drive up."

    We had a wonderful relaxing weekend, Emma was fabulous (and mum!) who made our stay exceptional with the little extras. We have booked to come back. Thoroughly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by ViciJun 2019

  • "Amazing place and location, Wanted a break and that’s what we got"

    Reviewed by KayJun 2019

  • "The cottage was very good and the facilities very good but village did not have very good amenities ."

    We had to go to Hull and York two or three times for some things we needed.

    Reviewed by ColinMay 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage with real wow factor as you walk through the kitchen door."

    Everything has been thought of with lots of lovely touches. We loved the hot tub of an evening to relax, just looking down over the spacious garden and patio, excellent if you had children. We spent a lovely few hours sitting down by the fishing lake, watching the Swans and Rabbits with the Geese marching around like something from Beatrix Potter! Ideal location for exploring this part of Yorkshire, Spurn Head, Beverley, the Wolds and Hull.

    Reviewed by JudithMay 2019

  • "Beautiful cottage, tasteful decor inside, lovely big garden and relaxing hot tub, couldnt have wished for more."

    We were impressed how well it was equipped and surprised it hadnt a 5 star rating. Thank you Emma, Darren and family for the lovely welcome and the loan of your lovely cottage.

    Reviewed by JennyMay 2019

  • "We had an amazing stay at Willow Lodge!"

    What a great place. Lovely setting, great hot tub and gorgeous, big, enclosed garden which was brilliant for our 2 and 5 year olds. They loved kicking a ball around, playing in the tree house and generally messing about. Emma had thought of everything (we packed heavy with toys but really didn't need to - there were books, lego, computer games, footballs etc). We were lucky to have gorgeous weather, but I can imagine it'd be great to stay in winter too - the lodge is so cosy and although we didn't use it, there is a fabulous log fire and our 5 year old was very excited to sleep on the mezzanine which was really cosy too. The welcome pack was brilliant, with milk in the fridge too and plenty of tea and coffee (there's a big supermarket about ten minutes drive away). There was also a birthday card and present for our (now) 2 year old which was lovely and much appreciated. Although I've focussed on the family experience, we'd happily stay here just as a couple. We will definitely be back!

    Reviewed by KellyApr 2019

  • "The cottage was just amazing all the extra touches eg welcome pack was lovely so relaxing"

    Reviewed by JustineApr 2019

  • "Lovely lodge with great facilities and lots of thoughtful touches from the owner."

    Beautiful spot, hot tub was an added bonus. Welcome pack was a lovely surprise

    Reviewed by KayMar 2019

  • "I booked the Willow Lodge as a birthday getaway for my girlfriend."

    We both work very long hours and this was definitely something that we both needed. On arrival we could see that the place was very nicely kept, and inside as well as outside was spotless. The spacing of the place vastly exceeded our expectations, and even though the place was so big it felt extremely cosy. We spent most of the time either in a hot tub or by the fireplace just relaxing and forgetting about all the worry's that did not matter at the moment. If you look for a quiet getaway, this is definitely a spot I would suggest for anyone. It won't be too long until we are back to recharge our batteries and have some peace and quiet from the rushed world around us. My most sincere gratitude to owners of the place for going that little extra mile and leaving a chocolate with a happy birthday wish on it - it didn't go unnoticed.

    Reviewed by JurisMar 2019

  • "The lodge was lovely, very comfortable and clean."

    The owners had thought of everything to make our stay very pleasant. They had left toys for our boy, plenty of day out ideas/leaflets, wood for the log burner, welcome goodies for us all including myself for my birthday. I had only told Kirsty (the operator) once on the phone so that was nice that she had obviously passed on this information and attention to detail was made at the property. The hot tub was all ready prior to our visit the very same day. Even our sons mattress in the travel cot was comfortable. We had a very pleasant stay and experience using Sykes cottages for the first time. We’ll definitely visit the lodge again and be using Sykes cottages. Thank you both very much.

    Reviewed by SarahMar 2019

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  • Mainly ground-floor
  • Two bedrooms; 1 x bedroom with super king size bed, 1 x mezzanine twin bedroom
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, separate bath, basin and WC
  • Wet room with shower and WC
  • Kitchen/dining room
  • Sitting room with woodburning fire
  • Please note that due to the current situation, the owner is advising that guests will need to bring bathroom towels with them
  • Bedding will still be provided
  • Thank you for your understanding
  • Gas central heating and woodburning fire
  • Oven, hob, fridge/freezer, microwave, dishwasher, washing machine, smart TV, Wii, DVD player and WiFi
  • BBQ
  • Selection of games, books,selection of DVD's and Wii games
  • Childrens toys available from ages 2-13
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot linen provided
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Off-road parking
  • Garden with sheltered hot tub and enclosed lawn area with football nets and playhouse
  • Use of lake for fishing (must bring your own license and equipment) and walking
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking (including outdoor areas)
  • Shop within 0.4 miles and pub within 1.3 miles
  • Please note: This property do not accept hen/stag or similar parties
  • Please note: This property accepts no more than 4 people including infants
  • Note: Mezzanine second bedroom has a sloping roof. Please note: The property will have a Christmas tree and Christmas decoration from first week of December

The property

Resting at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds and tucked away within the bustling town of South Cave, is the welcoming Willow Lodge.

This superb property offers an outstanding family base for those looking to explore the East Riding of Yorkshire’s lush open farmland, medieval market towns and even the historic city of York to enjoy.

This mainly ground-floor accommodation offers characterful features with a blend of stylish furniture to ensure a memorable stay in South Cave, with a bubbling hot tub for extra indulgence.

Look forward to sinking into the L-shape sofa of an evening, with the warmth of the roaring woodburning fire to add tranquillity to the space whilst you enjoy a family-favourite film on the smart TV.

Fulfilling your culinary needs is the amply equipped kitchen, which comes with all the necessities for a week long break with an elegant colour palette to ensure a delightful space to rustle up your evening meals.

After a day exploring a portion of the Yorkshire Wolds Way trail, you will be delighted with a relaxing soak that awaits you within the elegant freestanding bath, offering a serene retreat for you to enjoy a deserved glass of wine.

As the evening grows darker, drift off to the night’s embrace within one of the two bedrooms, containing a double bedroom and a twin bedroom.

Spend a moment or two within the enclosed garden area, where you and your loved ones can dip into the hot tub, while the younger guests make the most of the large lawn space, featuring football nets for extra entertainment.

If you are visiting with a keen fisher, they will be delighted with the large lake, situated within the owner’s grounds where they are welcome to spend an afternoon within the beautiful surroundings.

A leisurely stroll will bring you to the local pub and a shop, perfect for picking up any essentials.

Brush up on the local history by spending time at the Cave Castle Hotel and Country Club, which offers a superb place for golfing, dining and indulge with a spa treatment.

Alternatively, why not take the children to Williams Den, a unique adventure attraction in East Yorkshire.

Also The Deep is a spectacular Aquarium and a great day out for the family.

With the Yorkshire Wolds Way, the East Coast and the magnificent city of York all within easy touring distance, Willow Lodge makes a wonderful getaway for an adventure with the whole family.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £150.

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About the location


Market Weighton 7 miles; Beverley 9 miles; York 28 miles.

The bustling historic village of South Cave is situated in the East Riding of Yorkshire. It lies approximately 13 miles to the west of Hull and has excellent road links to the east coast and the famous city of York. There are good amenities in the village, with a wide array of shops, pubs, restaurants, tea rooms, a Post Office and a bank, and a monthly farmers’ market held in the market square. Cave Castle is a central landmark, a gothic mansion house, which is now a hotel and the accompanying grounds form the local golf club. There are some pretty walks from the village centre, including the Yorkshire Wolds Way long distance trail, which passes to the east end of the village. The surrounding area is peppered with traditional market towns, including Beverley and Market Weighton, whilst the seaside town of Hornsea can be reached within an hour’s drive. South Cave provides a good base for exploring the countryside, the cities of Hull and York and the many attractions in the area.

Note: fishing lake is not enclosed, children must be supervised at all times.
Please note: This property do not accept hen/stag or similar parties.
Please note: The property will have a Christmas tree and Christmas decoration from first week of December.
Please note that due to the current situation, the owner is advising that guests will need to bring bathroom towels with them. Bedding will still be provided. Thank you for your understanding.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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