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Owl Cottage

(Ref. 6466)

Preston near Hedon, East Riding, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


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

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52 Customer Reviews

  • "Very easy for key collection, friendly and approachable owners, nothing too complex."

    Property was very inviting, well designed, ideal for people with mobility issues, All rooms were adequately furnished, Kitchen was nice size with sufficient seating for dining, living room ideal size with seating both ends of room, some for watching tv and some for reading.Good size garden, ideal for children to run about in,ideal place for exploring East Yorkshire and North Lincolnshire, Also only just over 1 hour from York. Would highly recommend a stay. Village is friendly with superb butchers and bakery and local shop which again can recommend. Also pub about 1 mile away. Would definitely stay again.

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2024

  • "Wonderful cottage for a touring base."

    So spacious and comfortable. We didn’t have the best of weather but we knew we were coming back to a restful place.

    Reviewed by Alan5.0May 2024

  • "Lovely little cottage perfect for our needs, local to family."

    Fully equipped and great space for all 5 of us to stay and host family get together for Christmas. Only down side with the cottage is now the beds, the mattresses are feeling worn and soft, 3 of us have come away aching after a few uncomfortable nights. Firmer and newer mattresses would make things perfect.

    Thank you for your comments. We do replace the mattresses on an annual basis, in fact we have replaced most of them in the last six months but we do appreciate your feedback and will take it in on board. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul4.1Dec 2023

  • "Our second visit to Owl cottage, it was just as good as the first!"

    Clean and very welcoming, I’m sure we will be back again. Thank you for another great stay.

    Reviewed by Charlie5.0Dec 2023

  • "Hubby & I , & daughter & hubby ,(,ages 45 to 74) had super holiday at Owl cottage."

    We loved the property inside & out, very spacious, everything we. needed & more was provided. We liked the area where the cottage was situated & found lots of lovely places to visit. We went to Spurn Point, Withernsea, Hornsea( visiting award winning chippy) also Bempton Cliffs RSPB, Bridlington ,Filey & Beverley. ,& The Humber Bridge. We had a brilliant holiday, some meals cooked in cottage ,& other meals eaten out including sitting out by table in garden in sunshine with drinks including the wine. Very comfy indoors too playing games & watching good sized TV occasionally. Comfortable bedrooms & lounge. Bathroom ,,& kitchen facilities excellent too. Super hols.. If come to East Yorkshire again would love to stay at Owl Cottage again. Highly recommended!!!

    Reviewed by Ruth5.0Jun 2023

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and easily accommodated 4 adults and our two grandchildren, 7yrs and 5 yrs."

    although the weather was on the chilly side we still visited Withernsea, Hornsea, Beverley Bridlington and Spurn point. The welcome pack and newspapers was a very nice touch and the grandchildren enjoyed the open space and toy cupboard. Will visit again.

    Reviewed by Steven4.7May 2023

  • "Owl cottage is spacious both inside and outside surrounded by fields, set back off the road."

    A well looked after place with a welcoming note and clear instructions should you need to contact the owners and for Wi-Fi. Definitely recommend.

    Reviewed by Jennifer5.0Apr 2023

  • "Very helpful owners and they have thought of everything - really make you feel welcome."

    Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by Charlie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage with some nice welcome touches provided by the owner."

    A problem with the central heating was quickly resolved and the cottage soon got toasty warm. There is a lot of space and I can imagine it would be excellent for families with its outdoor play area. The location is quite remote so its not practical to walk to any shops/pubs but there are delivery services from local restaurants.

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Nov 2022

  • "Absolutely wonderful cottage, had more than everything you need to be a fully functional house."

    The owners really did think of everything and left a lovely welcome card and bits.

    Reviewed by Daniel5.0Oct 2022

  • "Lovely cottage, stayed there last Oct as well."

    Will definitely use Owl Cottage again.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Oct 2022

  • "Had a fantastic short break at the beginning of September along with some fine and hot weather ."

    Owl cottage is a beautiful well equipped and spacious modern cottage situated in its own grounds, Its an ideal base to explore the surrounding area. Spurn point is well worth a visit as are the cliffs at Bempton. Looking forward to booking again in the future .

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Sep 2022

  • "Enjoyed our stay."

    Plenty of space in all rooms and outside. Well equipped kitchen. Tea, coffee, milk, biscuits and local papers on arrival. Good base for visiting the coast. Have already booked to come back next year.

    Reviewed by Adrian5.0Aug 2022

  • "The property was very spacious and very comfortable."

    We had one very small issue which was dealt with on the same day as reporting it. We enjoyed every minute of being here. Thank you for making our holiday that bit more special.

    Reviewed by Cilla4.7Aug 2022

  • "This is our third time at this outstanding cottage, so relaxing great facilities, love the area, although from South Wales we feel so at home in this cottage and area, love location handy for so much to see and do, always made to feel so welcome, booking again next year, can't wait, thankyou so much."

    ...David and Moira

    Reviewed by Moira5.0Jul 2022

  • "Was delighted with the cottage and had a wonderful week taking our 88 year old mother to lots of east coast resorts."

    Enjoyed afternoon tea at nearby sandhill garden centre. Would definitely return to Owl Cottage. Thank you for the milk, tea, coffee, biscuits and news papers, that was a lovely gesture.

    Reviewed by Sylvia4.7Jul 2022

  • "The property was in a great location and very well equipped."

    The little extras like tea, coffee, milk and even a newspaper were very welcoming. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and look forward to returning in the future. We feel the property would benefit from outside lights.

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Mar 2022

  • "Shame about the road!"

    So noisy. Traffic started around 6am, in addition to cars, lots of heavy lorries and tractors. Seems to be used as a race track! Not a lot you can do apart from making potential guests aware. Also a little surprised that TV was not connected to internet. Owners very helpful when we lost electricity whilst cooking.

    Reviewed by Philip4.1Sep 2021

  • "The road is quite busy and therefore noisy particularly if windows are open."

    There is a fairly constant flow of vehicles including lorries and tractors.This could be an issue for some or of interest to others.Lovely seating area with good furniture for sitting and traffic watching.

    Reviewed by Virginia4.1Sep 2021

  • "Owl cottage is a very comfortable cottage."

    Nice furniture in all rooms. Lovely setting

    Reviewed by Pearl5.0Sep 2021

  • "Property was great, lots of space outside and the kids loved the rabbits in the garden, good location for the coast and hull, lots of restaurants and pubs within a short drive."

    only issue was the beds, all three were uncomfortable, we had to use the outdoor furniture cushions under the sheets to be able to sleep in the bed, please replace the mattresses with decent ones and would definitely return

    Reviewed by Lee3.8Aug 2021

  • "Owl Cottage was home from home we enjoyed our stay there extremely."

    Mr Robson allowed us to enjoy our holiday without intervention which was really nice. The cottage was very well equipped and clean throughout, being situated where it is allows for a very peaceful and tranquil stay.

    Reviewed by Steve5.0Aug 2021

  • "2nd trip to Owl cottage we love this cottage and have booked it again next year"

    Reviewed by Moira5.0Jul 2021

  • "Home from home everything you need is there we had a lovely relaxing holiday at Owl Cottage."

    One highlight was been able to sit outside of an evening using there patio set enjoying the warm nights. Nothing was to difficult for the owners any problem we had they were at the end of the phone or came to the cottage. Thank you Mr & Mrs Robson for a great holiday in your cottage.

    Reviewed by Wayne4.4Jul 2021

  • "We have staying at owl cottage 5 times and never been disappointed, it very relaxing the owners are very helpful."

    Once again we have had a really great holiday thank you so much .

    Reviewed by Thomas5.0Jul 2021

  • "This cottage exceeded all expectations!"

    It is an absolutely wonderful place and i couldn't recommend it enough to people. It is so spacious and in an amazing location. This isn't to mention the great facilities the owners provided, there was an abundance of cooking supplies, towels provided as well as blankets and bedding. Overall it was an amazing week and would definitely come back again!

    Reviewed by Georgia5.0May 2021

  • "We had a fantastic holiday, the cottage is so spacious and very well equipped, the owners provided everything from bin bags to dishwasher tablets."

    Complimentary tea, coffee, milk and biscuits were presented to us when we arrived. A deckchair for the beach was even on offer. There are books, board games and jigsaws provided. The owners were very quick to help when we had a minor snag with the WiFi. The property is in a great location for exploring, we had a unimog safari of spurn point, several trips to the beach and a visit to the grounds of Burton Constable. An excellent holiday after lockdown 3, highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Sarah5.0Apr 2021

  • "Wide open spaces."

    Great feeling of Freedom.

    Reviewed by Leslie5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely holiday 'cottage'."

    Large inside and out with excellent facilities. Nicely positioned in rural area off fairly busy road, which isn't a problem. The kitchen could do with more storage cabinets and a new hob, existing one works ok but it's difficult to understand the controls! If I was being picky, the double bed in the downstairs bedroom could do with a new mattress - not the most comfortable. Would highly recommend this property.

    Reviewed by Paul4.7Aug 2020

  • "We had a lovely week at Owl Cottage."

    It is very spacious and comfortable with a very large garden which my 2 year old grandson loved. He also loved the huge windows which gave him great views of the tractors going by. We are nature lovers who enjoy walking and found lots of good places to walk close by. Spurn Point is definitely worth a visit with a lovey beach and great views. There were swallows nesting in the open garage which we really enjoyed watching flying in and out whilst sat outside. Sadly didn't see any owls though. The cottage had most things we needed apart from a bread knife and the only large cutting knife had the tip missing but theses are only minor niggles. We would definitely visit again and recommend to family and friends.

    Reviewed by Lynne4.4Jul 2020

  • "Owl cottage was lovely exceeded our expectations it was relaxing and was set in a beautiful location, ideal for sitting outside with a cuppa or beer/wine!"

    !,at dusk one night also saw the owl!!, due to Covid was unable to do all we planned but the cottage was great for just chilling reading and Mrs B's knitting, managed to go to Withernsea for a day trip also a day in Hull shopping and an evening walk in Scarborough with a fish supper, will be booking again next year, can't wait to return!!...

    Reviewed by Moira5.0Jul 2020

  • "Best holiday ever Great location kids and us enjoyed it a lot"

    Reviewed by Hisham5.0Aug 2019

  • "An excellent central position for trips to the coast and Burton Constable is well worth the visit."

    Reviewed by Patricia5.0Jul 2019

  • "Everything you could wish for and more made us feel at home ,we were so relaxed and stress free"

    Reviewed by Alan5.0Feb 2019

  • "Stayed for weekend for family event: UPSIDE Nice cottage, clean, spacious and toys."

    Staff and owner were good. DOWNSIDE Failed to get pin to get in - possible removed by spam filter. Staff worked hard and resolved quickly RECOMMENDATIONS Yes I would recommend / stay again Look out for the email with the access information and call if you don’t have it!

    Reviewed by Ed5.0Nov 2018

  • "I think the posting should stipulate that the cottage is near a main road so there is some traffic noise."

    Lack of toilet roll holders in both bathrooms. The mattress downstairs was not very comfy and resulted in a lack of sleep for my wife for the first few nights. Perhaps they need changing in both bedrooms? playing musical beds was fun!

    Reviewed by Stephen3.8Oct 2018

  • "Lovely, well kept, well equipped cottage with ample living space, outdoor space and parking off-road."

    Fantastic family base for exploring.

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Sep 2018

  • "This was the best cottage we have ever rented."

    It is modern, extremely clean and very well equipped. Was also very easy to find and had lots of extra things we didn't expect. Lots of information on local attractions and places to eat. Would definitely go there again if in that area.

    Reviewed by Fred5.0Sep 2018

  • "Excellent property - Lack of Wifi was expected - but missed its great use when on holiday,"

    Reviewed by Alan4.4Sep 2018

  • "The location for us was ideal, as we have family in Hedon."

    It gives easy access to Beverly, (market days Wednesday and Saturday), and Hull, (check out The Deep and the museums). We were able to have an extended family bbq afternoon with 11 people because of the ample space, lots of crockery etc. an excellent kitchen, a big bbq and outside furniture for all of us. It has space for the children to run around and play football, although there was fun retrieving the ball from the ditch several times! Owl cottage is off the road; I read a comment about the traffic, but we found no problem with noise. Yes, when you are sat outside you can hear everything, but other than short commuter times, this was the occasional tractor and empty buses. The accommodation is disabled friendly but not built for the disabled, (it doesn’t claim to be either), but if you make the owners aware they will provide a seat for the downstairs wet room shower, (which by the way, was excellent), and they provide a movable suction grip, which can be used to help the infirm in the bathroom. There are one or two minor things able bodied people don’t always see, but I have pointed them out to the owners. If you have anyone partially sighted the three small steps for the area outside the back door can be difficult to distinguish. However, don’t let this put you off. My parents are 88 & 82 and they loved the place and found it very friendly for the unsure on foot. My severely autistic nephew loved the freedom of the paddock to kick his ball around, and the two resident adults and five family members who visited at various times all enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and being able to sit out and watch the buzzards and kites.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Jul 2018

  • "This is the first time we have booked with Sykes Cottages, this was a last minute booking in an area we have visited many times before (most recently May 18) the accommodation was very clean and well presented."

    We booked the accommodation for the Mother in Laws 73rd Birthday. There was those little extras that the owner had provided that were really appreciated, the welcome pack, the greetings card welcoming the group, a selection of reusable bags for life to do any shopping with and the local paper, which we have never had anywhere else before. We even had a visit from an owl trust volunteer to check the owl box in the barn,(which we did not mind) an owl was spotted several times throughout our stay flying around the property. We can't wait to get back to the area.

    Reviewed by Mike4.7Jul 2018

  • "Unfortunately due to us both contracting a Virus, we were unable to get to the Owl Cottage for our arranged holiday."

    We have however spent a holiday at Owl Cottage before, we thoroughly enjoyed it. Perhaps we will try again next year.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Jun 2018

  • "We think this is our 5th visit and it is still great."

    Only criticism is size of freezer, still too small for a property that sleeps 6. Have already booked for September.

    Reviewed by Susan4.1Apr 2018

  • "The cottage was spotlessly clean warm and comfortable."

    It catered for 6 people ranging in age from 8 months to 65 years. The owners were very welcoming with a welcome card and a selection of teas, coffees, cookies etc. waiting for us on arrival. We would definitely go back to Owl Cottage again.

    Reviewed by Patrick5.0Apr 2018

  • "Owls cottage was amazing was like going home from home, really clean and so big would recommend anyone to go there"

    Reviewed by Mary5.0Sep 2017

  • "Fantastic property excellent value for money."

    Close to Hull attractions and also coastal beaches.

    Reviewed by Kay5.0Aug 2017

  • "The cottage was very well presented."

    Plenty of wild life to entertain us. Ideal for visiting friend who, live in Bilton. Close to Hull, also the coast and country side. Will be recommending Owl Cottage to friends and family.

    Reviewed by Joy5.0Jun 2017

  • "This was the second time we had been to this cottage and we will hopefully go again in the future."

    Reviewed by Sandra5.0May 2017

  • "There was an unexpected pleasure in finding owls and swallows nesting in the barn."

    The one downside was the noise from the adjacent minor road from about 5am, we were surprised at the volume of traffic using the road.

    Reviewed by Colin4.6May 2017

  • "Beautiful cottage which was a delight to return to each evening."

    Made extra special by the barn owls nesting in the open sided garage at the rear of the property.

    Reviewed by Graham5.0Apr 2017

  • "Perfect cottage, lovely location views of farms and fields with plenty of space for the children to run"

    Reviewed by Nicola5.0Sep 2016

  • "This is our 3rd visit and we thoroughly enjoyed it again."

    The cottage is lovely and the owners are very helpful, but not intruding. We are already thinking about our next visit.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Sep 2016

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 1 x twin, 1 x ground floor double with en-suite wet room shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin and WC
  • Open plan living area with fitted kitchen, dining area and spacious sitting area.
  • Oil central heating
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD player, CD player, WiFi
  • All fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Cot and highchair available
  • Ample off road parking
  • Lawned area and patio with garden furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note : This property accepts a minimum of 7 night bookings

The property

Hedon 2 miles.

An attractive and sympathetically modernised brick-built barn conversion with feature windows, taking advantage of panoramic views of the countryside.

Situated in the hamlet of Preston, this appealing barn conversion lies in open fields, two miles from the historic village of Hedon and only seven miles from Hull, the City of Culture 2017 which is well worth a visit.

Beautifully finished to a high standard with solid oak flooring and doors, this Hedon cottage has a lovely light and airy open plan living area overlooking open fields.

This Hedon cottage stands alone in a rural position and offers privacy for those wishing to explore the Yorkshire/Lincolnshire coast.

Just a short drive from this Hedon cottage is Spurn Point Nature Reserve, whilst to the north is the pretty medieval market town of Beverley.

Visit Beverley Minster, one of Europe's finest Gothic churches and see the fine stained glass windows and medieval stone carvings.

Alternatively, York is just over an hour's drive away and the seaside resort of Hornsea is also nearby, as are the East Coast resorts of Bridlington, Filey and Scarborough.

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About the location


Hull 6 miles; Humber Bridge 11 miles; Hornsea 15 miles; Beverley 17 miles.

Hedon is a small picturesque town in Holderness in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Surrounded by open countryside, this bustling little town has a good selection of individual shops, tea rooms and restaurants. A mixture of old and new, Hedon was originally a prosperous port created by the Normans. It lies within easy reach of the historic city of York, the pretty market town of Beverley and the renowned nature reserve at Spurn Point. The Deep sea life centre is nationally famous and only 6 miles away – it is well worth a visit and offers a wonderful day out for the family.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Christmas