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Claire Cottage

Gateforth near Hambleton, North Yorkshire, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds (Ref. 1053129)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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5 Customer Review(s)

  • “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!

    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

    - Mrs Hartley, September 2021

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.


  • 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

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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