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Acorn Cottage

(Ref. 966779)

Kilham, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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45 Customer Reviews

  • "Acorn cottage is a welcoming and relaxing place."

    The kitchen is well equipped. Generally the decor of the cottage is lovely, with nice touches like the photos of the property. The garden is also very nicely laid out.

    Reviewed by Polly4.4Apr 2024

  • "Another enjoyable stay at Acorn Cottage."

    Very comfortable and cosy, with walks on the doorstep and lots of places to visit nearby. Many thanks to Simon and Jacquie for their hospitality.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2024

  • "We had such a relaxing stay - Simon was tremendously helpful and offered some valuable insights into the local area."

    The village itself is lovely and we had a fabulous meal at the Old Star on our first night. Definitely hope to return for another stay when we get the chance.

    Reviewed by Simon5.0Feb 2024

  • "Its the first time I've used Sykes."

    The property we stayed in was EXCELLENT. Spacious clean and good location for what we wanted. Communication from the owners was tremendous and they made us feel welcome with their messages. We didn't meet them as they were away themselves but everything including a welcome pack with extras was taken care of.

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Jan 2024

  • "We had a lovely week at this cosy cottage ."

    Everything we needed including logs for the fire which we were grateful for in such a cold week. Very comfortable, we very much hope to return. Thank you Simon and Jacquie it was lovely to meet you both.

    Reviewed by Annie5.0Nov 2023

  • "We absolutely love the Acorn Cottage, lost count how many time we have been, and will definitely be going again."

    The cottage is so cosy and in an idyllic setting, perfect for relaxing. Jacquie and Simon are the perfect hosts. They always make our stays special so want to give them a huge thanks for their love, care and attention to detail in their cottage, they are wonderful couple and it’s a pleasure to know them. You two are the best!! Great location for exploring the coastline and in land. The welcome pack is a great bonus. Thanks for everything again .

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Nov 2023

  • "What an amazing find."

    A lovely clean and very cosy cottage. It had everything we needed. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners Jacqui and Simon. They made our stay extra special. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Oct 2023

  • "An excellent cottage, extremely comfortable."

    The milk and bread etc is a lovely touch and most appreciated, thank you.

    Reviewed by Jules5.0Sep 2023

  • "Although we only stayed for a short time due to ill health, Acorn cottage was lovely, spotless had everything you needed."

    Simon (owner) was very welcoming. Use the directions that Simon sends you and not sat nav. Highly recommend its just a pity we had to leave so early.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023

  • "Loverly cottage,well equipped,good base for the coast and exploring,nice hamper on arrival,and good weather."

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023

  • "Loved the cottage again second time back."

    Welcome basket was a lovely touch and cohad everything we wanted. The owwas welcoming and friendly will definitely be going back in the future

    Reviewed by Tina4.7Aug 2023

  • "We had a lovely time , cottage is charming and very well equipped ."

    Enjoyed sitting out in the garden. Great access to the East Coast and York. Very responsive host. Kilham is a very pretty village .

    Reviewed by Angela5.0Aug 2023

  • "Amazing property had everything you need the owners we're Amazing."

    We arrived to a hamper of everything you need for your first night .Location was great for lots of seaside towns would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Claire5.0Aug 2023

  • "We have just enjoyed a week in Acorn Cottage - a very clean and well equipped holiday rental in a peaceful rural location - very handy for reacquainting ourselves with the delights of the lovely Yorkshire Coast."

    The cottage was everything we expected, and we very much appreciated the thoughtful ‘Welcome Pack’. Thank you!

    Reviewed by Vivien4.7Jul 2023

  • "Fantastic location for us and very comfortable stay."

    Thank you!

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Jul 2023

  • "Such a peaceful spot totalling relaxing."

    The place was lovely, nice welcome pack. Lovely pub within walking distance. Handy for the coast, Would definitely again.

    Reviewed by Jennifer4.7Jun 2023

  • "A beautifully appointed cottage in a lovely setting, and it came at a very reasonable price."

    The welcome pack was much appreciated. This is a lovely part of the world and the weather was kind; Kilham makes for a good base to explore the Wolds. We couldn't have wished for anything more.

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0Jun 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in peaceful location with private garden that has the sun all day."

    Easy access to many places. Well stocked kitchen with everything you need and the local pub and shop are a short stroll down the the lane. No problem with parking and owners live next door and were really helpful with suggestions for places to visit. Good welcome pack loved the fresh eggs thank you. Would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by Tina4.7Jun 2023

  • "An absolutely delightful holiday cottage to spend some quiet, reflecting, rejuvenating, refreshing time."

    The accommodation is immaculate, the bed are super comfortable (I tried each one in both rooms ha ha ha!). Top quality bedding, little essentials in the fridge. Ease of finding the place, the beauty and utter serenity of releasing the senses, is second to none. It truly left us all feeling thankful, blessed and refreshed. I’d definitely recommend Sykes Cottage to any and everyone! Huge thanks to Jacqui and Simon for their love, care and attention to detail in their cottage and wonderful couple and utter delight to deal with. You two are the best!!

    Reviewed by Pamela5.0Apr 2023

  • "As always, Sykes Cottages have provided us with a really lovely property - beautifully and very tastefully decorated."

    Acorn Cottage is delightful and the owners superb. Set in one of the quietest of areas too - 'Escape to the Country' would have trouble finding a quieter setting! Our only problem was leaving! - Sue

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Apr 2023

  • "Another very enjoyable stay at Acorn Cottage."

    Many thanks to Jacquie and Simon for their care and attention to detail. A relaxed and cosy place to stay, with walks on the doorstep and lots of interesting places nearby, including Bempton bird reserve, Filey and Driffield (bookshop!).

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Mar 2023

  • "We enjoyed our stay at Acorn Cottage, Kilham."

    It's a well maintained, thoughtfully and nicely furnished property, containing everything you could need. It is situated at the East of a quiet, lovely village with one very nice pub which serves good food and a small garage/shop. Our hosts were a really lovely couple who made us feel welcomed and at home. During our week there we explored many of the local villages and towns. Burton Agnes close by has a beautiful snowdrop walk and an ancient Norman building,definitely worth a look.

    Reviewed by Elaine5.0Feb 2023

  • "The cottage was nice and cosy."

    The Christmas tree was lovely and so was the welcome pack. Simon and Jacquie were very kind and thoughtful. The cottage is in a good position to explore the coast and inland attractions. We would recommend this property for those who enjoy peace and quiet.

    Reviewed by Lynne5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely little cottage in rural East Yorkshire."

    The owners live nearby and cannot do enough to make your stay perfect... a welcoming selection of food and wine when you arrive and their local eggs are wonderful. We strongly recommend this cottage to everyone.

    Reviewed by Stephen5.0Nov 2022

  • "A very well kept cottage and reasonably close to some sights of interest, with lovely open countryside."

    For us it was a welcome break and we would recommend the property for anyone wanting a base in the area. A big thank you to the owners.

    Reviewed by John5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a wonderful week at Acorn Cottage."

    The cottage itself was welcoming and homely and served as a great base for day trips around the Wolds, the Vale of York, the coast and North York Moors. Kilham is a lovely quiet spot to get away from it all too! Jacquie and Simon were fantastic, friendly hosts too. Highly recommended!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage with everything you could possibly need for your holiday stay."

    Location is lovely, nice and peaceful and a great base for exploring Yorkshire and its stunning coastline.

    Reviewed by Natalie5.0Oct 2022

  • "Another enjoyable stay at Acorn Cottage."

    Very relaxing and comfortable, with a log fire and plenty of space. Good walks, wildlife and history on the doorstep and links to David Hockney's 'Woldgate' works. Bridlington, Bempton, Filey and Flamborough are all nearby. Many thanks to hosts Simon and Jacquie.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely comfortable cottage, ideal location for exploring Yorkshire."

    Nice relaxing quiet area, definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by David5.0Oct 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay at Acorn cottage."

    It had everything we needed and we were very comfortable. The location is very quiet and peaceful and within easy access of lots of places to visit. The owners are very friendly and there was a lovely welcome pack too which was much appreciated.

    Reviewed by Eileen5.0Sep 2022

  • "Wonderful break in a super cottage."

    All was comprehensive, good quality and well maintained. Well done Jaquie and Simon!

    Reviewed by Trevor5.0Jun 2022

  • "Comfortable cottage, ideal for a couple."

    Close to the coast.

    Reviewed by Robert5.0Jun 2022

  • "Very clean and welcoming cottage in a great part of the country."

    Nice and quiet for a relaxing holiday. Lovely welcome pack on arrival. Well equipped with everything we needed. Only slight negatives was - no room in kitchen cupboards for guests food (but I have found this in many S/C cottages we have stayed in over the years) and the didn't realise what a 'Jack and Jill' bathroom was. As we were staying with friends, and not family, this was not ideal as it could get quiet noisy! My fault entirely but just be aware.

    Reviewed by Alison4.1Jun 2022

  • "If you are looking for a cottage that is immaculate, comfortable and in the perfect location Acorn Cottage is the one!"

    ! Acorn Cottage is ideally located for the North Yorkshire Moors, York, Beverley, Driffield, the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, Thornton le Dale ( For Mathewsons / Bangers and Cash fans), Pickering, Goathland (for Heartbeat fans), Whitby, Scarborough, Filey, Bridlington and Flamborough plus the little known top tip place from the owner Danes Dyke - an absolutely stunning area of natural beauty, marine conservation at its best. Back to the cottage, the owners are next door - not that you would know, communication before and during our stay has been brilliant, very helpful and welcoming and our privacy maintained. The cottage is a tardis, all the rooms are large and spacious, two very big comfy sofas in the lounge. The kitchen is light and airy, great for cooks, pans and kitchen equipment are all high spec and I must add, easy to use! The dining area is large enough for a family or six people (cottage sleeps 4 so plenty of room). The area opens out on to a little patio area, keeping the area sociable inside and out. Lovely sun trap and so is the seating on the lawn. The tranquillity of the cottage is lovely. Yes there is a country lane outside but there is hardly any traffic at all, the birds make more noise than any cars. The large hallway is great for coats, shoes, brollies and wellies - you never know with the good old Great British Weather! There is a log burner for cooler nights and a huge basket of logs should you need them. The TV has Netflix and the cottage has superfast WIFI. Central heating and plenty of constant hot water at your fingertips. Upstairs, note; the cottage stairs are steep/deep stairs, on the plus side I have had a good workout, on the downside, they aren't suitable for people with mobility issues or small children climbing unaided. The bedrooms are large and airy. The windows are great on hot days and the heating is welcome on the cooler evenings. There is a Jack and Jill bathroom that is high spec and spacious. Both bedrooms have plenty of wardrobe space, side cupboards/drawers, a hairdryer, fan for those particularly hot days and extra bedding. Luxury bedding and towels are provided. The beds are extremely comfy, you get a really good nights sleep. The area is so quiet day and night, lovely for star gazing too. Field views to the front and overlooking the garden. The garden is lawned with patio seating areas and full of busy birds, all happy to say hello to you!! Facilities include; radio, washing machine, dishwasher, iron and ironing board, vacuum, child friendly equipment such as stairgates on request, the cottage caters for a family stay. With regards to parking, plenty of room for cars on the lane, park on the grass opposite, as do the locals. The lawns are all maintained beautifully. The cottage is on the outskirts of the picturesque village of Kilham, set in stunning countryside, it has a great pub and country shop, beautiful looking church and has everything you would expect from village life - a community with heart. I would highly recommend Acorn Cottage and we will definitely be returning.

    Reviewed by Laura5.0Jun 2022

  • "We had a really enjoyable stay at Acorn Cottage, which is both cosy and spacious."

    Surrounded by rolling countryside, we discovered interesting walks and plenty of wildlife on the doorstep. The hosts went to great lengths to accommodate our needs and were on hand if we needed anything, but otherwise unobtrusive. Many thanks. Paul and Sue

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "Simon and Jacquie were great hosts and keen to ensure that we had a good stay in East Yorkshire."

    The cottage was cosy, clean, well equipped and easy to feel at home in. Our children enjoyed visiting the chickens and eating the eggs. We all had a great stay in Kilham and enjoyed exploring the surrounding countryside and beaches.

    Reviewed by Henry4.7Oct 2021

  • "Acorn Cottage is a lovely place to stay."

    Very clean and well equipped, it is a cosy, characterful cottage in a great location. There are walks from the village, rolling Wolds scenery and it is a short drive to some spectacular coastal walks. We really felt at home and there is also a nice garden to relax in. The cottage has views across farm fields and the road it is on is very quiet- it leads to the area David Hockney immortalised in his series of Woldgate paintings through the Seasons. The owners are very welcoming, including a lovely welcome pack with home baked bread and free range eggs and are very knowledgeable about the area. A really quiet, relaxing place to stay.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2021

  • "If you are considering a stay at 'Acorn Cottage' don't think any further."

    .... just book it quickly! It was 5 star all the way. The most amazing cottage we've stayed in. Walking in was an 'Oooooh!' and the quality welcome pack was another 'Ooooh!' To say the place was spotless, is an understatement, and the kitchen was extremely well equipped. Tastefully decorated, and furnished with meticulous attention to detail, but still having a cosy, homely feel. It must have taken a great deal of time and thought by Simon and Jacquie, who were the perfect hosts, available, but not obtrusive. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Sep 2021

  • "Oh my! What to say."

    ...what a fabulous cottage! Absolutely spotless, dazzling white sheets and towels, super comfy beds (we all slept in on more than one day) you could see your reflection in the oven! Such a lovely comfortable cottage, everything you would need for a stay. Beautiful log burner that sadly we didn't use because the cottage was warm without it. Fab welcome package with freshly baked bread and fresh eggs (owners chickens) was a special touch. Owners were just next door to help and they were so friendly and helpful. Plenty of offroad parking opposite. Great location for seeing most parts of Yorkshire with a decent local pub. I think this was one of the nicest cottages we had ever stayed in and was great value for money, would highly recommend acorn cottage .....Absolutely 5 star.

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2021

  • "We had a fantastic week at Acorn Cottage."

    Simon and Jacquie met us upon arrival and were extremely friendly and helpful hosts. The cottage was lovely and was fully stocked with everything we needed for our stay. Simon and Jacquie had also left a lovely welcome basket which was very thoughtful and useful. The cottage was perfectly located for day trips out to York, Whitby, Beverley and many other places easily reachable worth a visit and thankfully the weather was very kind for us!

    Reviewed by Martyn5.0Aug 2021

  • "From booking on the website to arriving at Acorn cottage, it was seamless."

    Fantastic service and the cottage was amazing. Our hosts were welcoming and their attention to detail was spot on. We loved the welcome basket and all the extra details they went to, it made our holiday. Would definitely book again and highly recommend, Kathy, Paul and Molly x

    Reviewed by Kathy5.0Jun 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in beautiful Yorkshire and good base to explore the area."

    Reviewed by Julian4.7Jun 2021

  • "We loved the peace and tranquility of this cottage but also its proximity to local villages,seaside and towns."

    The owners were lovely, just the right amount of caring that we were okay. The owners had thought of everything we could need and our teenagers loved the super fast internet.

    Reviewed by Anna5.0May 2021

  • "Acorn Cottage was cosy, clean and comfortable any very well equipped."

    We enjoyed the wood burner. The owners were helpful and friendly and very knowledgeable about the area. The cottage is really well placed to explore the Yorkshire coast, the N Yorkshire Moors and country-side. The Old Star in Kilham is just down the road and does really good take-aways as well as restaurant meals. We had a really good time and would recommend.

    Reviewed by James5.0May 2021

  • "Acorn Cottage is a little gem!"

    Booked within 2 days of arriving and couldn’t have wished for a better place to stay for a few days. The owners Simon and Jacquie couldn’t do enough for us, we got a lovely warm welcome and they always had time for a chat when we saw them. The cottage is beautiful, clean and comfy, it’s extremely well presented and has a very homely feel, a great destination for the places we wanted to visit, wether inland or on the coast. There's some absolutely stunning walks locally or just a short drive away. The owners were so helpful, the communication from him prior to our stay was excellent considering we gave them less than 48 hours notice before arrival! The village has a great pub - The Old Star which is within a 10 min walk, it does great food. We loved it so much we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by Dawn5.0Apr 2021

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size, 1 x twin (zip/link can be super-king-size on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, Smart TV, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • First basket of logs for the woodburner provided
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Garden with lawn and patio
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 1 mile, pub 0.6 miles
  • Note: Due to the age of the cottage, the staircase is very steep and may not be suitable for those with mobility issues

The property

Resting in the charming village of Kilham lies Acorn Cottage, a pretty semi-detached cottage sleeping four people in two bedrooms just next door to the owners’ own home.

Ideal for couples, friends or a small family, this property boasts delightful décor with a lawn and patio, and tranquil scenery looking out over the Yorkshire Wolds.

Stepping into the property an attractive living/dining welcomes you, complete with plush sofas, a Smart TV, and a woodburning stove for you to cosy up in front of after a long day of taking in the breath-taking scenery Kilham has to offer, as well as dining seating for four people on characterful pews overlooking the garden and vast Wolds.

Rustle up some tasty meals in the kitchen, complete with an electric oven and hob for the chef of the group to enjoy, a dishwasher and a washing machine to refresh your clothes throughout your stay, while doors leading onto the patio breathe a light and airy feel into the space.

Moving through the property and up the traditional cottage stairs, discover a twin bedroom with zip/link features, ensuring flexible sleeping arrangements for the group, and a king-size with a dresser and freestanding wardrobe for your belongings, and serene views of the surrounding area.

From here, a traditional Jack-and-Jill entrance takes you to the shower room, fit with a walk-in shower, hand basin and WC, allowing space to prepare for your day.

Perfect for enjoying the summer months, the lawn and patio garden offers a peaceful opportunity to take in the unspoiled Wolds.

If you don’t fancy cooking, head out to one of the local pubs, The Old Star Kilham is a family friendly establishment and welcomes bikers and walkers from all walks of life to the Yorkshire countryside, serving traditional pub grub in the evenings, or even venture slightly further to St Quintin Arms which offers a traditional Yorkshire pub experience serving hand-pulled real ales and delicious meals made with local produce.

For the site-seers of the group, local attractions include the Sir Tatton Sykes Monument, also known as the Sledmere Monument, which stands tall amongst the luscious fields, and Glen and Crescent Gardens in nearby Filey, a beautiful attraction with a range of lovely plants and shrubbery as well as a wishing well, boating pond, and a café for your refreshments after a day of exploring your surroundings.

For animal lovers, Bridlington Animal Park is just a short drive away and home to a range of exotic animals such as Bactrian camels and six banded armadillos, as well as many native animals while offering a playground and café for your restful breaks in between.

Why not visit Sea Life Scarborough and enjoy the fascinating sea animals, a perfect day out with the children, or for the fishing enthusiasts head back to Bridlington’s North Bay Angling for a spot of fishing by the sea.

The area as a whole caters for walkers and cyclists with an abundance of routes from the doorstep of the property throughout the county.

Or for a trip a little further afield, find the popular seaside town of Whitby and the breathtaking landscapes of the North York Moors National Park just an hours drive away.

For a relaxing getaway to East Yorkshire, choose Acorn Cottage as your base.

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About the location


Driffield 7 miles; Bridlington 9 miles; York 35 miles.

The attractive village of Kilham is idyllically situated amidst the pretty Yorkshire Wolds countryside, 7 miles from the colourful town of Driffield. Once an important market town, the village today provides one pubs, a small shop and two churches The surrounding countryside offers excellent walking and cycling opportunities, whilst nearby Driffield provides a variety of shops and tea rooms together with a weekly market. Relax and unwind on the award-winning, sandy beaches that straddle the historic harbour at the bustling town of Bridlington, just 9 miles away, or enjoy a fun day out at Scarborough, with its colourful promenades. The medieval walls, celebrated Minster and interesting museums at the magnificent city of York are within easy driving distance and well worth a visit. Plenty to see and do, at any time of year.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas