Ivy Cottage

Flaxton near York, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds (Ref. 12212)

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

  • Mr & Mrs Watts
    February 2016
    “Pretty cottage that is beautifully ...”
    Pretty cottage that is beautifully decorated and very cosy. Perfect for short stay.
    Pretty cottage that is beautifully decorated and very cosy. Perfect for short stay.


  • Open fire
  • Smoke-free
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine

The property

A pretty, traditional red brick cottage attached to the owner's property in the rural village of Flaxton, 8 miles north of York.

This delightful Flaxton cottage has been lovingly restored, and provides beautiful accommodation for guests wishing to explore York and the North York Moors.

Bursting with charm and character, this Flaxton cottage has beamed ceilings including one dated 1780, boarded doors and original wood panelling.

The cosy sitting room, overlooking open fields, offers a warming open fire in a feature fireplace, ideal for relaxing by in winter months, whilst the stylish kitchen and bathroom provide a more contemporary feel.

Cottage stairs lead up to two delightful bedrooms, both with views over the countryside.

A short stroll from this Flaxton cottage brings you to the charming village inn, in this sleepy linear village with wide grassed verges.

This Flaxton cottage is within easy reach of the pretty market towns of Malton and Helmsley and the east coast seaside resorts of Scarborough and Whitby.

The stately home of Castle Howard (from Brideshead Revisited) and Rievaulx Abbey are well worth visiting, as is, of course, the historic city of York, which is only 20 minutes' drive away.

This Flaxton cottage provides a perfect touring base all year round.


Over three floors. Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x 2nd floor twin (zip/link - can be super king-size double on request). Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC. Fitted kitchen with dining area. Sitting room with open fire.


  • Electric central heating with open fire in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for open fire inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair available
  • Roadside parking outside cottage
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2 miles, pub 2 mins walk.

About the location


York 8 miles.

The rural linear village of Flaxton lies 8 miles to the north east of the historic city of York. Traditional village houses line the main street with wide grass verges, and an old country inn is the focal point of the community. Surrounded by open countryside, Flaxton is close to the Howardian Hills and their Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Flaxton is 6 miles from Castle Howard, made famous by the filming of Brideshead Revisited, and has stunning grounds, garden centre and up-market tea room and farm shop. Take the Park and Ride into York to explore The Jorvik Viking Centre, National Railway Museum, York Minster or walk the walls and ancient cobbled streets. York offers two good theatres, cinemas and excellent restaurants and shops. The east coast resorts of Scarborough and Whitby are within easy reach of Flaxton - as are the stunning North York Moors.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas