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Cobblers Cottage

(Ref. 1069265)

Wistow near Selby, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 10 Guests

  • 5 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Hot tub
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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Facilities and Maintenance

29 Customer Reviews

  • "Great cottage easy entry on arrival lovely welcome basket Very comfortable All rooms v nice Garden exerlent"

    Reviewed by Robert5.0May 2024

  • "Absolutely lovely property, was exactly how described and so spacious."

    The beds were extremely comfortable and the rooms beautifully decorated. One of the shower heads in the main bathroom was a little faulty, probably needing descaling as it just shot water out at right angles rather than down. The outdoor space was lovely, plenty of seats, lights etc. we also appreciated the welcome basket.

    Reviewed by Katherine4.4Mar 2024

  • "Our party of 8 adults, 2 toddlers, 3 babies and a dog stopped here for a NYE break, and the cottage was great."

    We had a chilled break, went into York for the day, cooked meals, had a takeaway and enjoyed the hot tub. I'd recommend this place to others without a doubt, and hope to stay here again. If there was a tiny niggle, I'd say the kitchen could be better equipped (I guess items have been broken or lost by previous guests but not yet replaced) and little things like cleaning spray and a washing up brush and sponge would help, but these are just small opportunities for improvement. We had some requests for the owner. They were friendly, responsive and helpful. Thanks so much ☺️

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Dec 2023

  • "Lovely house plenty of room , bedrooms spacious with super king beds."

    The only flaw was not enough bathrooms. one family bathroom and one en-suite is a big ask for 10 people . Apart from that , a good time had by all .

    Reviewed by Judith4.4Oct 2023

  • "SO, TLDR nice house, worked well, kitchen facilities could do with updating but a good base of operation."

    Longer version. Access is via a gated driveway. The gate controls take a little getting used to as they’re not a responsive as you’d like, but work. There is a garden area, BBQ facilities and hot tub, which was cleaned at least twice whilst we were there for sure. Property was clean save for left over pants from a previous resident (fortunately just left in a drawer) and tidy. There are three bedrooms on the first floor, 2 on the second. W.C is on the ground floor, family bathroom (including shower and separate bath with over bath shower) on 1st floor, and ensuite bathroom to one bedroom on 1st floor. No bathroom on 2nd floors there is quite a lot of sharing. Not a problem for us mind you. The communal space is good, with a hat tip for a good TV in each bedroom + one in the living room and good WIFI meaning that connectivity was not an issue. Underfloor heating on ground floor + rads upstairs. It was blazingly warm as they’d left the heating on in August! Kitchen wise, it’s a good size with plenty of plates and cutlery but not great pots and pans, and only one pint glass – they definitely need another IKEA trip (you’ll get that Swedish vibe at the kitchen contents). It does have a drip coffee maker, LPG hob and electric range oven. There’s a utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer. For a holiday home it was great. A good launch point to things in the area. Countryside wise, it isn’t particularly interesting and you’ll have to drive if you want a hill or moorland to see. There is a local pub which had just reopened, and we had a decent dinner, and a 30 – 40 minute walk to the next village which had a bit more going on (Cawood) or a 10 minute drive to Selby. Complaints wise are pretty slim – the kitchen could do with a restock, the finishing to a lot of the property isn’t great – but what do I care when I’m on holiday for a week?! There could do with better instructions on things like bins, heating etc – we worked it all out, but could have been clearer. It’d have been nice to have a bathroom on 1st floor, or one more ensuite – but I’d also like the moon on a stick. What was good was that the host messaged me to let me know there was a planned power outage for the village, and the hot tub maintenance chap who made sure that the electric gates didn’t trap us in the house whilst it went off! As two families with three kids between us it was a great staging point and had days out in York as well as a longer drive out to the beach which was well worth it.

    Reviewed by Chris4.1Aug 2023

  • "We had a great stay here - the house was lovely."

    It was immaculate and we felt at home immediately. The village is great and there is a nice pub and a good off road dog walk close by. The hot tub was lovely too! My only comment would be a door mat is needed by the patio doors for wet feet coming out of the hot tub or garden. Also the small section of grass between the utility back door and the hot tub area is not helpful when you have dogs or if you want to use the utility room to dry off as you have to walk in the dirt to get into the house.

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Jul 2023

  • "An excellent week enjoyed by two families."

    Property was stunning in every aspect. Lovely gardens, nice big kitchen, hot tub, utility room. Given that 10 of us all week, an extra shower room would have been welcomed especially downstairs near the hot tub for pre/post rinse, We managed though. Nice pub within walking distance and some nice country walks nearby to tire the dogs out. Would highly recommend!

    Reviewed by Stephen4.7Jul 2023

  • "We had an absolutely amazing stay here, the house was clean, welcoming and just as described!"

    The hot tub was a fantastic bonus and the garden area feels nice and private! The rooms were big and comfy and the lounge big enough for our whole group to enjoy! Can’t fault our stay here, will most definitely be booking again - thank you!

    Reviewed by Eleanor5.0May 2023

  • "Everyone was taken back with how nice this property was when we arrived."

    It blew our expectations away and made our weekend very enjoyable! We will certainly consider coming back for future events and recommend to our friends and family.

    Reviewed by Troy5.0May 2023

  • "A very impressive comfortable and spacious property 3 generations of our family ..."

    A very impressive comfortable and spacious property 3 generations of our family came from London, Surrey and Northumberland for a 75th birthday party and a great time was had by all and everyone mentioned the comfort of the beds the beautiful bathrooms the amount of space to enjoy a beautiful cottage in lovely surroundings hopefully we will be back

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2023

  • "We stayed as a family of 10 over the Easter weekend and had the absolute best time."

    Couldn’t fault any part of it - location is perfect, garden is gorgeous and house is fabulous, hot tub was such a bonus too. Definitely plan on returning!

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Apr 2023

  • "Cobblers cottage was a wonderful vacation venue."

    3 generations of our family ranging from 2 years to almost 70, plus a soon to be born, all found something that suited them without having to leave the premises. The cottage was equipped with everything one could need (except a pizza cutter and electric whisk - we made a birthday cake for 10 and it was hard holiday work to mix!). The wonderful and extensive welcome hamper was well stocked with quality products. We have no hesitation in recommending to our friends, but I fear our grandchildren now expect us to acquire our own hot tub! The house was immaculately clean, and very well maintained and decorated. Thank you so much for making our stay and celebrations so perfect (and for so unobtrusively maintaining the tub!)

    Reviewed by Kairen4.7Apr 2023

  • "This property is beautiful!"

    It's clean and so spacious that even with 10 adults in the house all day we never felt like we were on top of each other. The only feedback I can give that is not 100% positive is about tiny details. There were just a few things missing that would have been useful for our stay and might be worth bringing with you. Although there was a sweeping brush we could not find a hoover or a dustpan. That would have been handy! A mop would also be useful as we did find the floor got a little slippy when people dashed inside from the hot tub. There was no kitchen spray, this would have been useful after cooking and especially for use on the glass dining table (I brought some surface wipes but the table was smeared for the entire weekend). It might have been useful to have some plastic cups to use in the hot tub, (there are some tiny beakers for kids but they were not big enough for a decent prosecco). This is something some guests have experienced in other places and seemed like it would be a good idea. Although the listing said complimentary toiletries, there were 2 tiny shampoos, 2 tiny conditioners, and 2 tiny body washes. We had quite a few people in our party of 10 who thought they wouldn't bother packing these as the listing included them but there was nowhere near enough. The wifi password was on one sticker on the top floor of the house but could not be read off the back of the router as it had rubbed off. Having this somewhere more clearly such as on the wall (perhaps with a qr code to join) would have been handy. It would have been useful to have a couple of extra towels to put on the floor inside the folding doors for when people come inside after being in the hot tub. The dining table had 10 chairs but getting everyone around the table was a bit of a squeeze and it does seem like there is room for a bigger table. This may seem like a long list but really these are all tiny things that only had a small impact on the quality of our stay, I wanted to note them as some of them would be really easy to fix and would have made our stay absolutely perfect. We really enjoyed our stay and I would recommend this property to anyone, just with the above as things to be aware of.

    Reviewed by Francesca4.7Mar 2023

  • "Brilliant stay, cottage was beautiful."

    If you need a taxi during your stay book in advance, We wanted 2 taxis at 4.30pm Saturday and rang every firm in Selby, ended up driving.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0Dec 2022

  • "Gorgeous location, and beautiful house."

    Kitchen very well equipped, and spacious. The house was spotlessly clean and well set out. In my party there was 5 adults and 4 children there was ample space for all to enjoy. I would definitely recommend, and hopefully will return again at some point.

    Reviewed by Katherine5.0Aug 2022

  • "Overall the property was clean and well stocked and we really enjoyed our stay The hot tub is a definite plus."

    There are areas that could be improved i.e. the dining room table and chairs are in need of maintenance as the joints are coming apart. The living room furniture made from metal angles has some very sharp corners which are lethal for small children. The showers could do with a deep clean to remove mould build up. The garden toy box needs checking to ensure the toys are useable.

    Reviewed by Timothy4.7Aug 2022

  • "The house was very spacious for 8 of us, very attractive and well furnished, we all, both young and old very much enjoyed it."

    The sitting room was extremely comfy with lots of settees and the kitchen was well-equipped. The beds were much appreciated, very comfy. One bedroom would have benefitted from either a wardrobe or sets of drawers. Others were well provided for. the temperature in the main bathroom shower was quite difficult to adjust. We appreciated he garden furniture , the children especially enjoyed the outdoor games. The contact manager was extremely helpful and efficient. Totally recommend the Fish and Chip shop in the village. We enjoyed a memorable stay thankyou.

    Reviewed by Liz5.0Aug 2022

  • "A really lovely house and garden for a family get-together."

    Previous reviews cover most points we would raise. However, disappointingly the front porch wasn't very welcoming - it needed cleaning and the fire-pit was disgusting as it had been used as an ashtray! The BBQ also needed cleaning and the outside generally needed some TLC. Inside was clean, comfortable and well equipped though some of the chipped plates and mugs should be removed/replaced. A couple of issues we raised were dealt with quickly over the phone but we should point out that the travel cot is a very small one even for a 19 month old baby. Having said all that we would return and also recommend Cobbler's Cottage as a great place for a get-together - in the hope that these issues will be addressed. We had a lovely stay with lots of space for everyone.

    Thank you for your feedback and I am glad you enjoyed your stay. We have raised your comments with our maintenance team and they have rectified this and have taken it on board for future change overs. Thank you :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Eileen4.4Jun 2022

  • "We loved our stay at Cobblers Cottage."

    The house is beautiful, and more than big enough for 8 of us. The hot tub was ready for our arrival and the amazing weather meant we were able to make the most of the expansive garden and bbq. The beds are so comfortable and the welcome basket was a lovely touch, thank you so much We will definitely be returning

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0May 2022

  • "The cottage was incredible, the pictures actually didn’t do it justice."

    It was so comfortable and absolutely stunning throughout, strongly recommend for a small girls trip or a family break as it would cater for any type of trip.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0May 2022

  • "Lovely big house, very comfortable, beds are huge and comfy."

    Highly recommend

    Reviewed by Neil5.0Mar 2022

  • "The house in general is a lovely place!"

    Dining room table could do with being bigger as was a squeeze to fit ten people round, also would benefit from a cover on hot tub for more privacy! Maybe another bathroom/shower as 3 showers was a push to share between ten, also water pressure seemed to drop if more than one person was using it. Also noticed some damp on the wall in kitchen/diner area. Everyone had a good weekend! Lovely home!

    Thank you for your feedback and we are glad you had such a lovely stay! We have planted tall bamboos around the hot tub for further privacy. In our area we do unfortunately struggle with water pressure but we have now fit new shower hoses which should help and we have decorated in the kitchen. Thanks again :) Property Owner

    Reviewed by Ben3.8Mar 2022

  • "A beautiful cottage in a great location, quick drive into Selby and a lovely local pub over the road."

    Hot tub was fab and the treats that were there for us was a nice surprise. My only gripe is that when we arrived it was absolutely freezing in the house, especially upstairs. We had a brilliant stay, Thank you very much

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Dec 2021

  • "We couldn't fault our stay at Cobbler's Cottage."

    It is an absolutely beautiful property. It was clean, everything you would need was provided in a beautiful location. The hot tub was perfect too! Thank you for the lovely welcome basket!

    Reviewed by Rachael5.0Nov 2021

  • "The cottage is absolutely gorgeous."

    Even better than the photos. Would definitely stay here again. The only thing I would say is the floor was a little bit dirty when we arrived and the hot tub should be cleaned more, we were there for 6 days and it only got cleaned once.

    Reviewed by Megan4.1Oct 2021

  • "We have stayed at numerous holiday cottages over the years and this has certainly ticked all of the boxes."

    We had a wonderful holiday from start to finish as this is such a wonderful location and so peaceful. The property is in lovely condition and has been well thought out, giving everyone plenty of space. The welcome pack was very generous and everywhere was clean and tidy. There is ample crockery and cutlery, even when the dish-washer was full. All bedding was of a good quality and towels were lovely and soft. The garden facilities were excellent, the garden games box was well used by the children, the hot tub and fire pit were an added bonus and everyone enjoyed sitting out with the garden lights. The garden is totally secure, which meant we didn’t need to worry if the children or dogs ran out into the garden. It was handy to have an outdoor tap to wash the dog and a dog towel was provided. It’s great to have TVs in all of the bedrooms and the Wi-Fi signal strength was more than adequate. The only thing missing was a tea-towel for the kitchen, but we always take one with us. The shower water pressure was low from time to time but with a bit of organising shower times it didn’t pose a big problem. The owners have certainly tried to think of everything for a relaxing holiday home and have obviously taken on board previous comments by guests. We would certainly recommend this to anyone looking for a peaceful, spacious property in a great area of the country as this felt more like a home from home than a holiday.

    Reviewed by Denise5.0Sep 2021

  • "The property was extremely clean and well presented."

    It is also clear that the owners have taken on previous comments, so there was ample seating for the dining table and in the garden, and fans were available for the top rooms. There was an issue with water pressure in the showers, but only when both main showers were being used at the same time. Some details about days/cycle for bin collections would have been helpful as the main bins were more than half full when we arrived, and we almost missed a collection. On the whole a spacious and comfortable place for a break with the whole family

    Reviewed by Geoff4.7Aug 2021

  • "Lovely cottage and garden perfect for the children to play in without fear of damaging anything."

    Owners helpful and friendly, hot tub serviced regularly and small maintenance jobs attended to quickly. It was very warm weather when we were there and the bedrooms very hot. We bought fans for each room which helped a great deal.

    Reviewed by Kathleen4.4Jul 2021

  • "Unfortunately we couldn’t make much use of the hot tub as it wasn’t working at all first day and then wouldn’t stay at temperature throughout."

    More seating/better use of space would be useful for lounging - it may sleep 10 but lounge only for 5 comfortably. Similarly plenty of glasses but only 5 dinner mats to protect the glass table and the main outdoor seating was for 4 people. The rooms at the top of the house are stifling hot even when not overly hot outside. The water pressure is dire and makes showers longer / not as cleanly. However, the cottage is very well presented and the owners did get the hot tub fixed swiftly to at least be working.

    Reviewed by Emrys4.4Jun 2021

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  • Five bedrooms: 1 x super-king-size with Smart TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 2 x super-king-size with Smart TVs, 1 x second-floor super-king-size with Smart TV, 1 x second-floor twin with Smart TV
  • Bathroom with bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Oil central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven and gas hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 6 x Smart TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for four cars
  • Enclosed garden with hot tub and furniture
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.7 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Please note: this property does not allow for any hen/stag parties, this property is located in a residential area and has strict noise restrictions for the late evening.

The property

This spacious, detached property lies in the rural village of Wistow, under three miles away from the market town of Selby in North Yorkshire.

Inside, the property has been renovated to a high-standard with all contemporary furnishings, giving that warm and welcoming feeling throughout.

The gated entrance provides access to the property and the driveway has space for four cars.

Be welcomed into the stylish kitchen/diner, fitted with sleek white units and granite worktops, along with a range of integrated appliances and a centre island unit; it is sure to entice some home-cooking.

Gather round the dining table over a lovingly-prepared feast and toast a well-deserved getaway amidst your loved ones.

Pack away your dishes in the dishwasher before discovering the sitting room, complete with a sumptuous corner sofa and woodburning stove; it’s the perfect place to escape reality as you get lost in a good movie.

The ground floor also has the convenience of a cloakroom and a utility room with washing machine and tumble dryer.

Move upstairs to find the bedrooms, each of which have thoughtfully decorated with crisp white linen and Smart TVs.

The master includes a super-king-size bed and en-suite shower room, while there are two more super-king-size bedrooms served by the lavish family bathroom.

The remaining bedrooms rest on the second floor and are comprised of a super-king-size and twin, offering flexible sleeping arrangements for families.

Continuing to the impress, the garden is the one of the most outstanding features of Cobblers Cottage; start the day with a morning coffee at the furniture, spend lunchtime with a gentle picnic on the lawn before returning in the evening for a relaxing sit by the firepit followed by soak in the hot tub.

If you can tear yourself away from this exceptional abode, make your way into Selby, home to a plethora of traditional pubs, restaurants, cafés and supermarkets for picking up any essentials.

The nearby historic town of Tadcaster also boasts a selection of bars, breweries and restaurants, with the River Wharfe running through the town.

For days out whilst staying here, venture to the cosmopolitan city of Leeds via the local train, where you will find further quality amenities, whilst the city of York houses the York Minster, the National Railway Museum York and The York Dungeon.

Harrogate is also worth a trip, hosting a broad array of unique attractions including the World Heritage Site of Fountains Abbey and the stunning Ripon Cathedral, which is believed to be a source of inspiration for Lewis Caroll’s Alice in Wonderland.

Those feeling active will venture a little further to the Yorkshire Dales National Park where you will find miles of walking routes amid rugged moorland and beautiful scenery.

With easy access to historic cities and breath-taking scenery, Cobblers Cottage ticks all the boxes for a memorable family retreat.

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About the location


Howden 9.9 miles; Castleford 17.6 miles.

Resting fourteen miles south of York on the River Ouse, the historic town of Selby is considered one of Yorkshire’s hidden gems. In the centre of the town rests the imposing Selby Abbey, a medieval parish church, which has been a place of worship for over 900 years. There are also a number of restaurants, pubs, cafés and shops ranging from independent shops to supermarkets. Within the surrounding area, there are plenty of scenic routes including the Selby Horseshoe, Wolsey Walk and the Drax Millennium, while the North York Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Park are within an hour's drive, making this an ideal holiday location for outdoor enthusiasts. Further afield, the cities of Leeds and York are easily accessible via train and offer a welcome change of scenery.

Please note: This property does not allow for any hen/stag parties, this property is located in a residential area and has strict noise restrictions for the late evening.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas