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Claire Cottage

(Ref. 1053129)

Gateforth near Hambleton, North Yorkshire, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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69 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a lovely cottage immaculate and has every you could possibly need provided."

    Stacey and Paul made us feel so welcome with a cream tea laid out on the table and wine in the fridge, even treats for doggies. The paddock was a big hit with lots of space for games and a table to sit at with coffee/ wine and watch the rabbits play. There are plenty of places to visit and great walks within easy reach. We will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Apr 2024

  • "What a wonderful find Claire Cottage was, exceptionally clean and maintained to such a very high standard, everything you could have possibly wished for."

    The afternoon tea and extra goodies provided were a lovely touch even chews for the dog. The enclosed garden and field were ideal for the dog. Lots of information provided and routs for local walks. Tracey and Paul are the perfect hosts. Will definitely be returning to Claire Cottage again

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Apr 2024

  • "Lovely cottage, ticked all of our boxes."

    Very happy with everything.

    Reviewed by David5.0Apr 2024

  • "We had such a lovely stay at Claire Cottage."

    We were welcomed with some delicious goodies, and the cottage had everything we could possibly need. The location is so peaceful and relaxing, and Tracey and Paul are always on hand if you need them. Our dog loved having his very own field to run about in.

    Reviewed by Michelle5.0Apr 2024

  • "Thank you to Tracey & Paul for a wonderful week in their beautiful cottage and absolute gem in Yorkshire ."

    The cottage was far better equipped than any other cottage we have stayed in and the welcome pack was wonderful . We can't wait to go back in the near future A definite 10/10 .

    Reviewed by Ken5.0Mar 2024

  • "We have never been anywhere else as good as this cottage,"

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Mar 2024

  • "Absolutely brilliant cottage and owners so helpful."

    Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Philippa5.0Mar 2024

  • "We stay in various Sykes cottages all over the UK."

    I wish there was a Claire Cottage in each area! It is secluded, comfortable and the layout is brilliant. Everything you could possibly think of is provided. The extra goodies hamper is a lovely touch. I would recommend.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Feb 2024

  • "Super cottage every thing supplied lovely welcome pack including scones and wine and use of the large field opposite for the dogs was fantastic Paul & Tracy are great hosts."

    Thank you.

    Reviewed by Kevin5.0Feb 2024

  • "Beautiful and cosy cottage, thoughtfully equipped and spotlessly clean."

    Lovely welcome basket on arrival and friendly and helpful hosts next door who also kindly gave us use of the field opposite for our dog. Ideal layout for 2 couples who want some privacy, as the bedrooms and bathrooms are on opposite ends of the bungalow. The location is very peaceful with plenty of walks on the doorstep or a short drive away. In Hambleton The Owl has a side room that allows dogs; The Red Lion was too busy for us to get in on a Saturday night (but it usually has a food van outside). Much better to stock up with food and hunker down next to the fire. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Penelope5.0Jan 2024

  • "Our stay at Clare Cottage, was excellent, the owners have thought of everything."

    There was more than enough of everthing, no need to worry about running out of anything the complimentary box was such a nice touch. And the scones were scruptious. Thank you both for a wonderful stay, we will be back. Clare Cottage is certainly home from home ,

    Reviewed by Dianne5.0Dec 2023

  • "A really lovely stay."

    Great property, great location, and really nice hosts. We had a wonderful stay, and will most certainly be back next time we are visiting the North of England.

    Reviewed by Joel5.0Dec 2023

  • "Very comfortable and relaxing stay in a quiet location."

    There was an excellent selection of goodies waiting for us on arrival and the kitchen was extremely well equipped. We chose the front bedroom which had a walk in shower en-suite which was ideal for the wife who has limited mobility. The lounge had been beautifully decorated for Christmas and the real coal fire was perfect as we experienced some cold nights whilst there. The owners live next door and communication with them was perfect. We very much hope to return.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Dec 2023

  • "We have just had the loveliest stay at claires cottage."

    A true home from home for us and our german shepherd Tracey and Paul have thought of everything and are on hand next door if needed. The walks are lovely in the woods and surrounding area selby is a lovely town and the local garden centre is a must visit if staying local . The welcome hamper of bread biscuits crisps milk and wine is amazing and treats for the dog as well as blankets towels cupboards stocked with everything. You want for nothing we dont usually do self catering but would come back here definitely. Thank you sykes cottages also for constant communication and your support as well as the lovely hosts with welcoming texts but no intrusion.

    Reviewed by Bernadette5.0Nov 2023

  • "Wonderful cottage."

    The owners have thought of everything.

    Reviewed by Phil5.0Oct 2023

  • "I would recommend this holiday cottage to others."

    It is superbly equipped and very comfortable. It overlooks a large field which you are allowed to use and is very close to a nature reserve. The owners are very friendly. They provide a lovely goody basket and a tasty cream tea.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Oct 2023

  • "Lovely cottage."

    Perfectly set out, the bedrooms and en suites being at opposite ends of the cottage meant privacy for mum and my husband and I. Well equipped kitchen, lovely crockery, plenty of cutlery and glasses. Garden enclosed and secure for dogs to play in, the paddock facing was perfect for them to let off steam. The welcome basket was fabulous, the homemade scones were delicious and the dog chews were a lovely touch. Would definitely look to stay again. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Aug 2023

  • "A delightful and comfortable property."

    As well as the excellent facilities the owner had gone to great lengths to ensure every need was provided for. The welcome pack and visit from the owner were greatly appreciated. Our dog gave it five woofs and a paws up for the field.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Aug 2023

  • "Very cosy and homely cottage."

    The welcome cream tea and basket of goodies was a thoughtful touch and immediately made us feel very welcome. Well equipped kitchen and very comfortable beds. Lovely peaceful location. Perfect for exploring this area of Yorkshire. We would definitely like to return.

    Reviewed by Alicia5.0Aug 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great setting with a secure garden for dogs."

    The owners were very helpful and I’m sure we will be back.

    Reviewed by Allan5.0Jul 2023

  • "We had a lovely week in Claire cottage and would highly recommend."

    Very well equipped, everything you could need and lovely welcome gifts. We had a rainy week but made the most of the area. Our spaniel loved the cottage and garden but couldn’t run in the field due to too many rabbits!!

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jul 2023

  • "Wow from the moment you walk into Claire’s cottage ."

    Everything you could possibly require is there . Lovely extras a hamper, milk & wine in the fridge . Not forgetting the gorgeous cream tea laid up on the dining room table . So peaceful . We didn’t want to leave

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jul 2023

  • "Thank u for being kind considerate and understanding when we arrived early due to my feeling ill."

    Your attention to detail does u credit the information about the estate was enthralling and the presentation of the cottage was first class. I hope to come again with Gem my black lab. Kind regards Diane White

    Reviewed by Diane5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely week at Claire Cottage, very clean and everything you needed, having ..."

    Lovely week at Claire Cottage, very clean and everything you needed, having lovely weather able to sit outside, Millie the dog loved a good run round the field opposite, best welcome pack we ever had thank you, able to relax in quiet surroundings

    Reviewed by Karen4.7Jun 2023

  • "We had a lovely break at Claire Cottage."

    This comfortable cottage was spotless on arrival, and a generous welcome basket with some fantastic homemade cream scones was greatly appreciated after a long drive. Everything that you need for a relaxing holiday is provided. Our dog was well catered for as well, with a big field opposite to have a good run around and a nice secluded safe garden area. There are good short walks from the door, in this doggy friendly area. Paul and Tracy were very helpful when we had a problem at home and had to cut our stay short, being on site proved very handy.

    Reviewed by Sheila5.0Apr 2023

  • "Claire Cottage is one of the best equipped cottages we have stayed in."

    There was a very generous hamper of goodies and a cream tea for our arrival .Friendly hosts and a superb location overlooking a field in a very quiet area. We would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Apr 2023

  • "The cottage is cosy and comfortable and extremely well equipped."

    The hosts are friendly and will help you with any queries. A very generous welcome pack when we arrived. Would happily stay here again.

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Apr 2023

  • "This was one of the best holiday cottages we have stayed in."

    Well equipped and a wonderful welcome pack. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Trudi5.0Mar 2023

  • "One of the best cottages we've ever been to."

    Lovely location . Great welcoming pack. Cottage extremely well equipped, with everything you could possibly need. Paul and Tracey were on hand but not intrusive. The Cottage is in a perfect location quiet and peaceful but within easy reach of York and the surrounding areas. Lovely walks. We would highly recommend Clair Cottage and would love to go back.

    Reviewed by Donald5.0Mar 2023

  • "This was our second stay at Claire Cottage and it was a delight to return."

    It’s a real home from home, with thoughtful touches throughout the property and a very generous welcome pack. It remains the best presented holiday cottage we have stayed in. The owners are on hand if needed and very accommodating. The garden is very secure for dogs and the access to the field across the quiet road makes for easy dog walks before heading out for the day. The cottage is in a quiet community with a country feel, but has good access to M1 and M62 as well as the A19 for York. Overall a 5 star stay and our ‘go to’ property when staying in the area.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Jan 2023

  • "Claire Cottage is an ideal cottage for the winter ."

    We found it always warm and comfortable during the day and night . The cottage is fitted out perfectly and nothing has been forgotten. The 2 bedrooms have plenty of storage space for clothes and the beds very comfortable . Each bedroom has a bathroom which is very useful . The living room has a comfortable 3 piece suite and a giant TV with all the required apps . The kitchen diner has a warm feel to it and we had a few meals and drinks in it . It also has patio doors leading to a small courtyard. We did not sit out as it was to cold but I bet it is lovely in the summer. The front door leads to a fenced garden which our doggo loved doing zoomies in . Beyond is a large field which belongs to cottage owners also useful for dog walking . I cannot find any faults with this cottage . We have stayed in a few Sykes Cottages now and this the best so far.

    Reviewed by Stephen G5.0Jan 2023

  • "Lovely cottage, very well equipped, and great communication with the owners."

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Dec 2022

  • "A fabulous holiday cottage, a real home from home with lots of really thoughtful touches from the owners."

    Garden is secure and dog friendly. The fit out and furnishings of good quality and very well fitted out with everything we needed. Will definitely visit again.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Dec 2022

  • "This property is probably the best we've ever stayed in."

    It was warm very comfortable and extremely well equipped. The welcome pack was generous including scones, jam and clotted cream. Most welcome after our journey. We did get slightly lost on the way to the property our satnav sent us to a large country house in Gatefoth itself, we had to ask some local people for directions. We weren't far from where we should have been but did have to phone the owners for precise guidance to Claire Cottage. We got round the problem by putting the postcode for Hambleton in our satnav which cured the problem on subsequent journeys. Altogether an extremely comfortable and enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by James5.0Nov 2022

  • "An excellent cottage."

    Warm and cosy. Lots of extras provided by owners including basket of groceries upon arrival. Very thoughtful, a great pity that other owners don't welcome their guests like this. This was our second visit and it didn't disappoint. Nice open fire in evening (coal etc provided)was a bonus. Plenty to do in area and a stone's throw from York and its attractions.. We will certainly make a third visit in the future.

    Reviewed by David5.0Nov 2022

  • "We all had a really relaxing break, welcome pack really, really good, many thanks!"

    Well stocked cottage. Owners really helpful. No complaints, other than time passed all to quickly! Thanks.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Oct 2022

  • "An outstanding property with everything you could ever want and more."

    The situation of the property was excellent in a very quiet location but not very far from a village. It had a very comfortable and homely feel. The owners were very friendly and helpful, with useful information about the surrounding area. On arrival we received a very nice welcome pack of scones, cake, biscuits and chocolate, which was very welcome.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2022

  • "Very smart cottage ."

    .facilities in the top league ..location ideal for seaside .. Country Houses ..Historic Towns ..many on hand local walks for the pooch. The Hosts ..ah well’ … Top Class.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022


    Accommodating hosts. Great communication. Amazing welcome pack. Best kitted out cottage we have ever stayed in,(which is why we have been twice this year). Fabulous field for exercising dogs and humans. Can’t think of anything negative to say.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Sep 2022

  • "Claire cottage is beautiful ,very clean ,everything was amazing, the welcome gift was very much appreciated and I would recommend to all."

    Will definitely return ,Thank you Tracey and Paul x

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Aug 2022

  • "There was everything you could possibly need in a lovely clean,well equipped cottage."

    Flowers and generous goodies awaited us on arrival. It was a great base for walks locally and for exploring the Yorkshire coast. Would definitely stay at Claire cottage again.

    Reviewed by Colin5.0Aug 2022

  • "Undeniably the best self catering accomodation we have ever visited."

    There were a lot of possibilities for problems as we were there with my 89 year old mum who does have severe arthritis and struggles with quite a few day to day tasks, Every single thing that could go wrong went right in a big way. Super clean but not off putting, super presented it felt like home. Lovely location but not too out of the way, Lots to see and do in the area and we were able to handle the hottest days in 2022 heatwave successfully as on the very hottest day we were comfortable staying in a home from home relaxing and doing our own thing. Welcome back on arrival was stunning (and delicious) So many positives and we can't wait to go back !

    Reviewed by Elizabeth5.0Jul 2022

  • "Absolutely Wonderful Cottage."

    . Couldn't fault it. Owner's have thought of everything and the welcome pack one of the best and much appreciated. Delightful clean, comfortable and cosy cottage set in a Lovley quiet area-but with everything one needs close to hand, secure dog friendly garden and patio, perfect for us and our 2 furbies, looking forward to planning another stay at Claire Cottage in the future. We have been blessed with glorious weather and simply had the most relaxing and chilled out time.

    Reviewed by Nikki5.0Jul 2022

  • "Fabulous cottage, very homely and spacious with a marvellous enclosed patio at the back."

    Very generous and thoughtful welcome pack and helpful owners. Field opposite available to use, ideal for the dog. Unfortunately this was greatly overshadowed on the last day when I stripped the bed and found horrible stains on both the mattress protector and on one of the pillow protectors. I notified one of the owners who apologised and said they hadn’t noticed when changing the sheets but the stains were very apparent to me and quite off putting. Apart from that I enjoyed my stay very much.

    Very glad you enjoyed your stay Katherine, thanks for the feedback, and sincere apologies again for the stains you described. The laundry we use didn’t report anything, and our cleaners and myself didn’t notice the stains when preparing the cottage. We have replaced the items to be absolutely sure. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Katherine4.4Jul 2022

  • "Lovely cottage in lovely grounds."

    Owners very helpful and have put a lot of thought into getting things "just right" Many thanks

    Reviewed by Keith4.7Jun 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay at Claire Cottage The property was wonderful and ..."

    We really enjoyed our stay at Claire Cottage The property was wonderful and very well equipped We had wonderful treats waiting for us on our arrival and even our dog Josh was considered with bowls and a towel also treats The location was peaceful and beautiful we will be recommending it to our friends Big Thanks to Tracey and Paul for making us feel welcome and making our holiday so special

    Reviewed by Joanna5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great place to stay in a lovely location."

    The cottage had everything needed for a comfortable stay. This was my second visit and wont be my last!

    Reviewed by Jane5.0May 2022


    FANTASTIC. AMAZING. INCREDIBLE. What a wonderful setting. A beautiful cottage. Very well equipped. We wanted for nothing. The BEST welcome hamper ever.

    Reviewed by Hilary5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent cottage been once before and all we could ask for"

    Reviewed by Ian5.0Apr 2022

  • "Excellent cottage very comfortable and extremely well equipped."

    The Welcome Pack was exceptional with everyday essentials and a few luxury goodies. Would highly recommend just perfect

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0Mar 2022

  • "We love this cottage, so having visited it in October last year, we decided to return in March."

    Wonderful setting for a beautiful cottage. Whatever your preference ... relax in the tranquillity, go for long walks, drive to the coast or nearby interesting towns, soak up the comfort of the cottage ... it is all here. Everything is done, by the owners, to ensure a perfect stay and we thank Tracy and Paul for their attention to detail and the treats provided on our arrival. See you again soon xx

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Mar 2022

  • "We had an incredible week."

    There was nothing that hadn’t been thought of in the cottage from good quality kitchenware, amazing welcome treats, comfortable beds and even feeding bowls, beds and treats for the dog

    Reviewed by Shirley5.0Feb 2022

  • "This was one of the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed at."

    It was perfect for us and our dog: enclosed garden, lots of space and really well equipped. The welcome pack was amazing and the owners have gone to great lengths to think of all that could be needed. We walked from the cottage on several days and enjoyed the peace and tranquillity of the area.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Feb 2022

  • "Claire Cottage is the perfect base for a holiday and the owners' attention to detail is second to none."

    All guests have been carefully considered in the equipping of the cottage, including dogs and is one of the best holiday properties we have ever stayed in.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Feb 2022

  • "Had a very enjoyable and relaxing stay in this comfortable, well equipped cottage."

    Obvious to see that a great deal of thought and care has gone in to this property. I would highly recommend a visit.

    Reviewed by Dennis5.0Jan 2022

  • "Super property with the best hosts."

    Fantastic communication and a wonderful welcome

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Dec 2021

  • "We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Claire Cottage."

    Due to a minor foot injury we did not do as much walking as we would have hoped but on the plus side that meant we spent much more time relaxing in this very cosy, Christmassy cottage. The welcome gifts were extremely generous and most welcome, thank you. The open fire just added to the whole experience and we could not have asked for more. A beautiful location, quiet with walks straight from the front door (which we must do next time) a fully enclosed garden all making it ideal for dogs. My only regret is that we we didn't book a longer stay.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Nov 2021

  • "Absolutely beautiful cottage in perfect surroundings for us and our dogs."

    Tracey and paul are lovely and made us feel very welcome. The extra touches are a lovely gesture and we will certainly be back. If I had one Criticism it would be the pillows in the back bedroom but that’s personal preference. Beautiful

    Reviewed by Lorraine4.7Nov 2021

  • "What a fantastic little gem of a cottage this is !"

    I cannot fault it in anyway so if you are thinking about booking a stay here don't hesitate for a second. Perfect location for walking , what beautiful countryside straight off the door step. We walked for miles off road with our two spaniels who had the time of their lives. The welcome goodies left by the owners on our arrival was on another level . I won't share what they were as it was a wonderful surprise ! The whole package of the experience in this gorgeous cottage was simply first class , you will not be disappointed in anyway. We will most certainly be back !!

    Reviewed by Cheryl5.0Nov 2021

  • "This was a delightful cottage in the peace and quiet of the country."

    The owners did everything to make sure our stay was great fromstart to finish. Would recommend a stay here with no hesitation.

    Reviewed by Frederick5.0Oct 2021

  • "Best ever holiday cottage experience."

    Generously provisioned with everything you (and your dog) need plus extra treats!! Very friendly and helpful owners who looked after us well. Location excellent to explore all the delights of Yorkshire. Definitely would book again.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Oct 2021

  • "If you like: Peace and tranquility, with hustle and bustle within reach Everything to hand, including exceptional hosts, added treats The countryside and would travel to the beach Comfort and that 'home from home' feeling This is an exceptional property that has all of the above and more."

    Thank you to the owners, Tracey and Paul, for making us so welcome and providing all the equipment necessary for a marvellous holiday. Can't wait for our next visit in the Spring. Ann, John, Kuma and Boo

    Reviewed by Ann5.0Oct 2021

  • "A truely brilliant experience, the cottage exceed our expectations in every way, the owners went over and above with every thing in the cottage, there was every thing you could ever want there was a box of goodies, with a lovely chocolate cake, sweets, crisps, bottle of wine, milk, bread, butter, tea, coffee, sugar just every thing."

    Beautifully laid out cottage very clean and a completely enclosed garden, just great with our dogs and there were treats for them as well.

    Reviewed by Keith5.0Oct 2021

  • "What a fabulous cottage, lovely owners."

    Very cosy and homely and there was every possible thing left that you could possibly need. Far exceeds any property where I have stayed before. Would love to return again and again. The field opposite for the dogs to run in was an absolute treat!! Thank you so much for the excellent hospitality

    Reviewed by Alison5.0Sep 2021

  • "Absolutely lovely cottage, with all you could wish for, including yummy welcome gifts from the very friendly hosts."

    It was great having both bedrooms en-suite, no tossing a coin with my friend to decide who was having the best room! Fabulous walks from the cottage so with the use of the field across it was perfect for our dogs. We were sad to leave and will definitely be making a return visit. Many thanks to our brilliant hosts Tracey and Paul from Tracy, Janice and the dogs, Buddy, Bruce and Cooper

    Reviewed by Janice5.0Sep 2021

  • "Absolutely fantastic holiday cottage."

    ..all facilities perfect...from our needs the location ideal for touring the Yorkshire Wolds ... North Yorkshire...locally several easy to access walks and to be expected within Yorkshire local folk always ready to chat. Tracey and Paul have gone well beyond in providing home comforts quality of fittings the many thoughtful treats along with a well provided-provisioned fridge. We will be back✅ Jean and Paul. Ah yes....Mabel our Border Terrier made many new canine friends.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2021

  • "The cottage was lovely very homely."

    They had everything we could want and more. The welcome basket and scones with clotted cream and hone made jam was a lovely surprise.

    Reviewed by Frances5.0Aug 2021

  • "Definitely the WOW factor."

    Spacious, extremely comfortable, dog friendly garden and the field across was an additional bonus. Everything was in the cottage that we needed - even enjoyed cooking - kitchen was a delight to sit and enjoy the evening meal, the courtyard provided privacy to enjoy. We went as a couple but there is plenty of space for 2 couples to enjoy. Will definitely recommend and would certainly stay again - totally relaxing place to be - and plenty of walks around to take the dog!

    Reviewed by Hazel5.0Jul 2021

  • "Excellent cottage,very comfortable,perfect for two couples with two dogs."

    Lots of local walks and all local people friendly. Courtyard at back ideal for sitting relaxing and chatting with a glass of wine at the end of the day. Owners Tracey and Paul extremely kind and welcoming. Thank you will love to come back soon week not long enough for us

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Jul 2021

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  • Single-storey
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size with en-suite bath, shower over, basin, heated towel rail and WC; 1 x king-size with en-suite walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC (both beds can be separated to create twin rooms)
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with open fire
  • Central heating and hot water
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher, washing machine
  • TV with Freeview, Netflix/Amazon (own account needed), and WiFi
  • Washing line, ironing board and iron, hair dryers, slow cooker, toaster, various indoor and outdoor games, BBQ
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot available
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed front garden with lawn and enclosed rear patio with furniture
  • Two well-behaved dogs welcome, not allowed on furniture (contact the owners if you have more dogs please)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and two pubs 1 mile

The property

Hambleton 0.8 miles.

Sitting in Hambleton Hough nature reserve between the villages of Gateforth and Hambleton in North Yorkshire, not far from the market town of Selby, is this charming, detached single-storey dwelling, Claire Cottage, adjacent, and private from, the owners house.

Enjoying an enclosed rear patio and ground-floor living, this pet-friendly Yorkshire property is perfect for two couples or families seeking a relaxing retreat.

Following an eventful day of activities, return to the comfort of the sitting room and unwind beneath the rustic beams on one of the armchairs or the sofa, with a large TV to enjoy and an open fire to keep you warm on winter nights, it's a homely spot.

The kitchen/diner is a contemporary space with large windows looking out to the enclosed patio, with a fitted kitchen containing all the appliances for some fantastic home-cooking, with a dining table to gather around and toast to your well earned break.

Spend time outside on sunny days using the outdoor furniture on the patio with your canine companions by your side, enjoy the front garden or play games and have picnics in the owners enclosed field opposite.

The bedrooms have both been decorated in a light and airy style and each benefit from an en-suite bathroom, one with a bath and overhead shower, and the other has a large walk-in shower enclosure.

The closest amenities are in the nearby village of Hambleton home to two pubs, one of which is part of a hotel serving excellent food, and Hambleton stores local shop.

There are numerous walks to enjoy from right outside the front door with map guides provided.

The market town of Selby is a historic spot and one of Yorkshire's hidden gems, with a breath-taking medieval Abbey and a crumbling 15th century gatehouse to visit, alongside some fine restaurants for a memorable meal.

Venture to the vibrant city of York to discover plenty of attractions to entertain all tastes like York Minster, National Railway Museum York, York City Walls and Jorvik Viking Centre, along with The York Dungeon and York Castle Museum.

Other attractions under an hour's drive include Tropical World, Ponderosa Zoo, Diggerland Yorkshire, Lotherton Hall, Harewood House and hill climb, Castle Howard, Mother Shipton’s park, Royal Armouries and much more.

Xscape is close by with multiplex cinema, ski slope, crazy golf, bowling and various restaurants.

Enjoy a North Yorkshire escape with your loved ones to Claire Cottage.

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

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About the location


Selby 4.2 miles; York 19.8 miles; Leeds 20.7 miles.

Hambleton is a village resting in the Selby District of North Yorkshire, offering easy access into Leeds, Castleford, Selby and York. The village boasts a rural charm and lies north of the River Aire and south-east of the River Ouse. Hambleton is home to a pub, The Red Lion, and a hotel with a bar and restaurant, Owl Hotel, along with Hambleton Stores offering a local shop to pick up any essentials. Hamble Hough is a nature reserve just outside the centre of the village offering a lovely spot for local walks, while Selby is home to plenty more green spaces and a wider range of shops, pubs and restaurants. Enjoy a day trip to the amazing cathedral city of York, home to cobbled streets, quaint shops and a host of attractions, including the Jorvik Viking Centre, York Minster, The York Dungeon and York's Chocolate Story.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas