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Lena Cottage

Kilham, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds (Ref. 983609)



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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Games Room
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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41 Customer Reviews

  • "We had a great holiday ."

    ..warm,cosy, cottage and very clean.lovely sunny space to sit out .

    Reviewed by DianeMay 2022

  • "Nice cottage in the middle of the village."

    Enclosed yard safe for children to play in. Well equipped with fridge, small freezer compartment, washing machine and tumble drier. My only suggested improvement would be to provide some unbreakable plates and bowls for use when eating outside.

    Thank you for your suggestion. I will see about providing some unbreakable items now that the weather is hopefully getting warmer. Jo x Property Owner

    Reviewed by ZoeApr 2022

  • "What a lovely little cottage you have!"

    We have all enjoyed our stay and felt very comfortable there!

    Thank you. I'm so pleased to hear that you had a lovely, relaxing few days away. Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by IanFeb 2022

  • "Was pleasantly surprised with the property."

    It was clean, adorable and more importantly, exactly like the pictures! The locals are extremely friendly and welcoming. Unfortunately when we went it was heavy rain all weekend so we were limited to what we could do. Bridlington town was only a 15min drive away and once again was lovely even in the rain (our dog didn't think so) it was also right on the coast so I could imagine on a sunny day the town would be busy. Would definitely stop again especially in the summer. The owners also were great. Answered every question I had with no problems and replies via sms were really fast too. Would definitely like to return some point in the future to go visit the cliffs which look spectacular!

    Thank you , It would be great to welcome you back. So glad that the rain didn't spoil your weekend too much! British Weather!! Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by VickyFeb 2022

  • "Lovely well equipped cottage enjoyed our stay."

    Thank you, so pleased that you had a lovely holiday Jo Property Owner

    Reviewed by LisaJan 2022

  • "A real, authentic cottage in a lovely village."

    I booked two long stays at Lena Cottage and enjoyed every minute of them. It has the feel of a genuine 'lived in', homely cottage, almost like a trip back in time. Yes, the steps were steep and the treads a little shallow but that was all part of the charm and just required a bit of extra care. The cottage had all the facilities needed for a 'get away from it all' holiday break and the village of Kilham, with its renowned pub and hill top church, was charming without being in any way contrived. The pub is a rare, surviving example of a classic English village pub, comprising several small rooms with open fires, friendly locals, great beer and delicious food. There is a small garage and shop just round the corner from the cottage, which I found very handy for both petrol and basic supplies. Being only 9 miles from Bridlington, Lena Cottage makes an excellent base for exploring both the coast and the rolling hills of the Yorkshire Wolds. Jo, the owner, went out of her way to make us feel welcome and even provided Christmas trimmings to add the appropriate seasonal touch. I look forward to staying here again.

    Reviewed by SDec 2021

  • "Lovely property, very comfy beds, nice & warm."

    very enjoyable stay. some small points, lack of litter bins in some rooms, no oven glove, no washing up bowl or rack for pots to dry on. andrew

    Reviewed by AndrewOct 2021

  • "Had an excellent time."

    The cottage was spotless, as was the village. Jo the owner was lovely. Sid the dog had a great time and didn't want to leave.would highly recommended this place.we will be coming back again .

    Reviewed by JoannaSep 2021

  • "Considering the extra cleaning for Covid there was dirty crockery in the cupboard though everywhere else was nice and clean."

    Small but cosy cottage.

    Reviewed by DawnAug 2021

  • "Loved this cottage, had everything we needed, was very comfortable, in a quiet location, will definitely be returning."

    Reviewed by JeanetteJul 2021

  • "Lovely little cottage perfect location ."

    We really enjoyed our stay at Lena cottage

    Reviewed by PatJul 2021

  • "Lovely comfy bed"

    Reviewed by JacquelineJul 2021

  • "The cottage was in a quiet location with beautiful walks nearby."

    We used this as a base to travel to many small villages where we ate out and were dog friendly. Could not fault it and will be coming back soon.

    Reviewed by SoniaJun 2021

  • "This is a charming little cottage."

    It was spotlessly clean and very well equipped. Dkg friendly and the owner even provided dog bowls, toys, towels and bags. Has very low ceilings and steep stairs to bear in mind. Would definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by DebraJun 2021

  • "A quaint and cosy, well equipped cottage."

    However the steep staircase with uneven risers, caused my husband to fall down them, from top to bottom, the first night that we were there, despite being aware of this from a previous review. (He is fit and active, with no 'mobility issues'. So PLEASE, PLEASE, be aware, and take extra care on the stairs. He had to sleep downstairs thereafter, being badly bruised in the fall. Otherwise we spent time in the well kept and secure gardens, which offered generous off road parking.

    Reviewed by PaulaJun 2021

  • "Beautiful little cottage in a lovely country village."

    Local pub a stone's through away. Easy access to surrounding areas. Cottage owner very helpful

    Reviewed by JasonMay 2021

  • "An excellent holiday very clean and the village is very quiet will definately be booking again."

    we had a great holiday and my dog loved it great walks for him the cottage its self exceded the expectations clean and very cosy THANK YOU SO MUCH

    Reviewed by LynnMay 2021

  • "Beautiful cottage in beautiful village, everything we needed, spotlessly clean."

    Definitely will go again.

    Reviewed by RichardApr 2021

  • "Fantastic holiday cottage."

    With everything provided felt like home from home. Everything of a high standard and very clean. Gated off road parking is excellent with a summer house to sit in on cooler evenings. Would highly recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by CatherineApr 2021

  • "Nice little cottage,in a nice village,very friendly village pub with really nice ..."

    Nice little cottage,in a nice village,very friendly village pub with really nice food, local garage sells essential food items only

    Reviewed by GregOct 2020

  • "A delightful cottage with everything and more you would wish for."

    The owner could not conceivably have been more helpful. The location in the heart of the Wolds is dyllic. We will be back.

    Reviewed by JOct 2020

  • "Brilliant cottage, well equipped and in a great location."

    Reviewed by StephenSep 2020

  • "We had a lovely stay at Lena cottage, everything we wanted/needed was there."

    Jo went above and beyond to get a new shower installed for us, as on the first night the shower broke...... same day a new one was put straight in with no problems. The only thing I can say that was not comfy was the double mattress, it could do with being replaced. I would definitely recommend Lena cottage to friends and family. We will be visiting again x

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2020

  • "The cottage was really clean and had everything that we needed."

    Upstairs is quite small and there were a few banged heads but it is clear on the website that the doors are low. It was absolutely lovely.

    Reviewed by HilaryAug 2020

  • "This is our second stay at Lena cottage and as was again a wonderful holiday!"

    The cottage is over 200 years old and oozes character! We love staying here! The owner is lovely and extremely helpful and there on the phone if you need her. The cottage is beautifully kept, spotless throughout and lots of movies and board games to play We enjoyed sitting outside of an evening on the patio area, very relaxing. Unfortunately the pub directly opposite the cottage has now closed down however the star just down the road (4min walk) has exceptional food and definitely worth a visit during your stay at Lena. Bridlington is about 20mins drive from the cottage so you are near to lots of beautiful places- we also like to visit Robin Hoods Bay which is not far away. Would certainly recommend Lena cottage; it gets a 10/10 from us! See you again soon!

    Reviewed by EmmaAug 2020

  • "We had a fantastic holiday, the cottage was amazing, very clean, comfortable and homely."

    We often stay in Yorkshire and will be returning. Will Definatky recommend Lena cottages. We had a great time thank you

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2020

  • "A lovely old cottage - very clean, warm and comfortable."

    The best equipped cottage we have stayed in. Our dog would agree with us! We would highly recommend the village pub, The Old Star Inn - a very friendly atmosphere and good, wholesome food. Kilham is within easy reach of the several excellent beaches with good access for dogs. A very enjoyable break - great value for money.

    Reviewed by MichaelJan 2020

  • "This cottage was very clean and well presented."

    Lovely village setting close to the Yorkshire coast. Sykes were very informative and helpful would not hesitate to use again.

    Reviewed by MarkDec 2019

  • "The cottage was very dog friendly with feeding bowls, and treats for our dog provided, together with "doggy towels" I can only re-iterate what already is present on the website from previous visitors - A lovely cottage in a delightful and friendly village."

    If you could update your website, as the Village stores has recently closed, and one of the pubs in Kilham, The Bay Horse, has also closed in September 2019. The Old Star Inn however is a fine Old fashioned Village pub serving excellent food and ales. It is very dog friendly and the locals are a very friendly crowd.

    Reviewed by DavidSep 2019

  • "Lenas cottage was like being home from home this lady left just about every thing you might need and more the cleanliness of the cottage was well above what you would expect including extra bed linen and towels."

    Cofee and tea with biscuits was also left for your refreshment there was a very nice feeling about this cottage would definitely book here again and would recommend this cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by ColmJul 2019

  • "The cottage was in a lovely rural location."

    it was spotlessly clean.Dog friendly

    Reviewed by SharonMay 2019

  • "Lovely cottage."

    You do have to watch out for low beams going into bedrooms. Great for the dog having yard. Shop has closed down but you can get milk and bread from garage which is just along the street. Both pubs are really nice selling good food. The beach is only 20 minutes away, lovely and clean. Cottage very clean and cosy. We had a lovely weekend away thank you

    Reviewed by ChristineMay 2019

  • "A lovely place and location to stay."

    Extremely clean and comfortable. Accurately described. The fact we would return says it all! Thank you.

    Reviewed by MichaelMay 2019

  • "Such a beautiful clean quirky cottage with everything you need."

    In a quiet village perfect for relaxing and chilling out. Loved every minute.

    Reviewed by CarolineApr 2019

  • "Great cottage for a weeks stay - very well equiped and in a great location - highly recommended :)"

    Reviewed by ChrisApr 2019

  • "Our stay at Lena Cottage was absolutely amazing!"

    A beautiful quirky little cottage with bags of character! The place was spotless and is very apparent that it is a very loved place by it's owner! Jo is lovely and very helpful. The pub across the road (The Bay Horse) does THE most fantastic homemade food! (The steak is HIGHLY recommended!). The cottage had lots of added extras which was so lovely, such as; a range of DVDs, games and books, biscuits and teabags/coffee etc. Jo has also put together a very informative folder of local attractions and amenities. A beautiful stay and will be visiting again for sure!

    Reviewed by EmmaApr 2019

  • "Quirky cottage steep stairs but noted in booking advert."

    lovely village with two pubs and friendly people. milk and biscuits were left nice touch .lovely holiday

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2018

  • "The cottage was clean and functional."

    As detailed in the description, the stairs are very steep and the twin bedroom door is really low but we had to use this room as the bed in the double room is not full size and only just fits in the room. Our son was very happy to use that room. The garden is a lovely size but not private and not secure enough to leave dogs.

    Reviewed by AlysonAug 2018

  • "The cottage was so cosy the owner had equipped the cottage well we didn't need ..."

    The cottage was so cosy the owner had equipped the cottage well we didn't need to take anything but ourselves and our clothing everything else was there, just one thing lacking was a freezer but it did not affect our holiday

    Reviewed by MichaelAug 2018

  • "The stairs are steep and steps narrow."

    However this is mentioned by the owner in the information folder.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2018

  • "Up stairs and front bedroom not suitable for infirm or elderly"

    Reviewed by MarciaJul 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Bathroom with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Utility
  • Sitting room
  • Dining room.
  • Gas central heating
  • Electric oven, electric hob, microwave, fridge, washing machine, tumble dryer
  • TV, WiFi, Selection of Games, Books, DVD's
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for two cars
  • Enclosed garden to rear with seating area and summerhouse
  • Secure cycle storage available
  • One well-behaved pet allowed
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: Due to its age, the property has low doorways and steep stairs, may not be suitable for the elderly or infirm.

The property

Situated in the charming village of Kilham, in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds, this semi-detached cottage provides pleasing accommodation for a family or couple wanting a peaceful getaway close to the Yorkshire Coast.

Enter the property through a small porch area that also doubles as a handy utility.

This leads into a bright kitchen featuring exposed beams and windows overlooking the rear garden.

The kitchen branches off to a cosy sitting room with TV and comfortable reclining sofas, a prime spot for relaxing together as a family after a day at the beach.

Also leading off from the kitchen is a dual aspect dining room, with the two large windows looking out across the quaint village of Kilham.

Also downstairs is the large family bathroom, featuring a spacious walk-in shower.

Upstairs are the two pleasing bedrooms; one double bedroom and one twin bedroom.

Outside there is a large enclosed garden area with off-road parking for two cars and a furnished area to one side, a great place to relax with a glass of wine in the last of the evening sun.

The property lies in the heart of the pretty village of Kilham, just a stone's throw from a cosy, traditional village pub.

There are plenty of walking opportunities in the area, as well as two glorious sandy beaches at Bridlington within easy driving distance.

This property is ideal for a family or couple wanting a cosy base for their adventures in the Yorkshire Wolds and along the coast.

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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
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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