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Bella's Cottage

Driffield, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds (Ref. 1002539)


Very good

Sykes rating

  • Sleeps 5

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 1

  • Pets Yes

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  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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23 Customer Reviews

  • "Can't recommend this place enough."

    In a superb location, plenty of facilities- tennis, swimming, walled garden with fruit and veg for tasting, bbq. Central location to York, Scarborough and Bridlington. Owners very nice and helpful. Cottage was large in size, clean, well equipped and comfortable. Will definitely book again.

    Reviewed by MarcJul 2022

  • "Loved it lots of ducks and geese garden tennis court pool and cottage lovely ..."

    Loved it lots of ducks and geese garden tennis court pool and cottage lovely host very obliging barbeque was fun as we picked the windiest night ever of the week we had a fantastic time clean comfortable beds and room Thank you from The Hynes family and one friend x

    Reviewed by Edward WilliamJul 2022

  • "We stayed last year and our stay was even better than last year."

    The pool and the walled garden were lovely spots to enjoy the sunshine. We hope to return again.

    Reviewed by FrancesJun 2022

  • "In general the accommodation was good but some things let it down."

    Wi-Fi reception was poor, they only supplied one towel each, there were no hand towels, only one tea towel, no welcome pack with information, or just a pint of milk and tea and coffee. Plus the only cleaning material was a bottle of Joy, no bleach or antibacterial spray.

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2022

  • "Very friendly and accommodating people."

    Only wished we were staying for a longer period. Hoping to return soon in the Summer.

    Reviewed by JohnApr 2022

  • "Wonderful location, accurate and helpful information and excellent value for money."

    The cottage is in a beautiful small terrace. The rooms are surprisingly large; with a lovely large kitchen with a good sized table and well stocked cupboards; including things like cafetières and graters which are sometimes not provided. A newly installed bathroom with a good shower was a joy to return to after a day’s walking. The house is warm and cosy and we didn’t need to set a fire, though loved the open fire in the sitting room and the ready supply of logs and coal. The BBQ area for the cottage was in the stunning walled kitchen garden which opened onto a small dry valley paddock which was perfect for morning and evening runs for our dog; before a day running on beaches, on the wolds and on some of the most beautiful walks in England. The owners were very welcoming and are clearly keen to provide home from home comfort and convenience. We will definitely return as we have much still to explore in this spectacular part of England; from a cosy, comfortable and perfectly located holiday cottage.

    Reviewed by DavidApr 2022

  • "Gorgeous cottage which was very comfortable and spacious."

    Tennis court and swimming pool loved by the children. Had a great time.

    Reviewed by AnnaOct 2021

  • "The rooms are bigger than I judged from the photos."

    My grandchildren thoroughly enjoyed the heated pool.

    Reviewed by RobertOct 2021

  • "The cottage is old and I get that but , it is very tired,the bathroom is very shabby shower screen door seal is dropping off very worn and very green ,black mould around bath seal ,toilet seat is loose and slipping bathroom bin hadn't been emptied from previous occupants,and slimy soap scum on soap dish by sink,white duck tape holding on bath panel or ?"

    Covering damage.Most of the windows open but don't stay open so can't ventilate,window catches are missing or not aligned so can't secure,Kitchen is well equipedbut lighting is terrible ,can't see to prep on benchs in the evening,cooker hoodlight not working,no instructions to adjust heating as no fire because of covid? A full length mirror in the bedroom would be nice ! And a new double mattress ,hard and uncomfortable.lounge is comfortable if dated but large damp patch appeared in corner after some heavy rain.All in all not very good ,am very dissapointed .The owner called when we arrived and showed me the gardens etc which were at our disposal ,which was lovely of him ,but altogether a bit run down and needing quite a bit of T.L.c.

    Reviewed by JulieSep 2021

  • "We had a very enjoyable stay at the cottage which was really spacious and very comfortable."

    Much roomier that we thought a two bedroomed cottage would be. The kitchen is enormous! We had not expected the pool to be open and made full use of it during our stay. We are hoping to come back again next year.

    Reviewed by FrancesSep 2021

  • "Bella’s Cottage was everything we wanted and the huge kitchen was perfect for our 3 dogs!"

    We were made very welcome by the owners and encouraged to make use of the swimming pool & the Walled Garden and it’s produce, which we did. We were blessed with Yorkshire’s finest weather too, which made for a perfect week!

    Reviewed by RuthSep 2021

  • "The pool was a terrific draw for our grandson who was very enthusiastically using his alloted times and the whole family enjoyed it too."

    Overall I would recommend this. Cottage to anyone.

    Reviewed by ChristineAug 2021

  • "The farm grounds, pool and tennis court makes it a brilliant place for our/children’s holiday adventures."

    Loved every minute and can’t wait to go back. The owners showed us around their new property (Bailey House) which looked amazing; definitely will be back!

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2021

  • "I chose this, above high spec luxury, because of the tennis court and pool, which were indeed a real pleasure (particularly for confident swimmers, being a uniform depth throughout)."

    The owner was also very generous in letting us pick fruit/veg from the walled garden, which we enjoyed. The area is very agricultural, though there are places to visit locally - RSPB at the coast, York, the empty sandy beaches. The house is spacious and well equipped.

    Reviewed by FionaJul 2021

  • "What a fantastic little find, we absolutely loved our stay!"

    Bella's cottage was exactly what we needed for a stay with our 2 dogs: even though there is no private outdoor space, we had the use of the big walled garden just across the yard for our dogs to run around in and explore whilst we could bbq and enjoy a glass of wine in the sunshine. Part of that area is the 'kitchen garden' where Olly grows seasonal fruit and vegetable - and we could help ourselves to anything grown in there. I must have eaten my own body weight in raspberries and strawberries every morning whilst taking the dogs out! One reviewer mentioned that some of the furniture is a little dated and that is true - however, everything is clean and comfortable, so no complaints there. The kitchen is well equipped with all utensils needed and there was even a pint of milk in the fridge for a cup of tea! The area is fabulous with plenty of hikes and the beach just a short drive away. We had an amazing week and will definitely book again if we are in the area!

    Reviewed by AnnikaJul 2021

  • "We booked the cottage in order to visit family scattered around the East Riding."

    The position was ideal . The cottage is deceptively spacious, with each room a very good size. The kitchen is well equipped. Much to our surprise we had access to the large well stocked kitchen garden. The strawberries were particularly delicious. The owners were friendly and helpful. We plan to go again next year

    Reviewed by ElizabethJul 2021

  • "What a superb complex had the best week, the pool area and tennis a massive hit with the Grandchildren did not expect to use as often as we did and felt totally Covid safe."

    Owners were so helpful and nothing a problem. Just loved the layout and the gardens had so many wonderful roses. They have just about completed a brand new larger home that we very much hope to come back and stay in with the rest of the family.

    Reviewed by AnneJun 2021

  • "It was just a brilliant place to stay the cottage was well above our ..."

    It was just a brilliant place to stay the cottage was well above our expectations it was extremely well equipped we didn’t want or need to ask for anything and the family were so friendly kind and helpful I would stay there again in a heartbeat Thank you for a wonderful stay

    Reviewed by StuartJun 2021

  • "As we understand the present time is hard."

    We had to ask for kitchen equipment on arrival, poor excuse given owner then seemed to bring couple things from his own kitchen!!! Nothing else appeared!! Absolutely no instructions left had to ring for internet password (told had been sent in email never received. )...the cottage could use good up dating..very tired....

    Reviewed by SuzanneSep 2020

  • "Lovely, clean, spacious cottage in a pleasant location with excellent facilities."

    Enjoyed the swimming pool very much! Owners were very friendly, welcoming and helpful. Would highly recommend and will certainly be returning in the future! Looking forward to our next visit!

    Reviewed by GavinAug 2020

  • "We’ve just returned from a week long stay at Bellas Cottage."

    We found the cottage to be great value for money. It was spacious

    Reviewed by NicolaAug 2020

  • "We had a lovely week on holiday with the family."

    The cottages and facilities were excellent. The cottage was very well equipped with everything a family needs. The owners were very welcoming and nothing was to much trouble. The pool and the tennis courts were enjoyed by all. The surroundings are beautiful. I would recommend a stay to any family.

    Reviewed by RussellJul 2020

  • "The cottage was in a beautiful setting with a walled and gated garden setting just a short walk out of the cottage where we were able to take our dogs and let them run freely , the owner came and introduced himself as we arrived who was a lovely man and also came to say goodbye on the last day and hoped we would visit again in the future !"

    It was a lovely spacious cosy cottage with open fire and ample fuel for our 7 day stay ! Would highly reccomemend ! Was lots of nice places to visit locally Vanessa Swanborough

    Reviewed by VJan 2020

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  • Two bedrooms; 1 x family bedroom with three single beds, 1 x double
  • Bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with an open fire
  • Electric central heating with an open fire
  • Washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, electric oven, microwave
  • TV with DVD player and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for fire inc. in rent
  • Cot, highchair and stairgate available
  • Off-road parking for three cars
  • Shared garden area with shared BBQ
  • Shared outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Use of tennis court, balls and rackets provided
  • Three pets welcome, with specified dog areas around the farm
  • Sorry, no smoking allowed in unspecified areas
  • The Star Inn pub opposite the cottage, has been fully modernised and has reopened in July 2022, The pub serves good food and is only 50m walk from the cottage
  • Two good pubs serving food within 2 miles, shop within 3.7 miles
  • Note: Heated pool is open from mid May - mid Sept, Hours 7.00 am - 5.30 pm - 7.00 pm - 9.00 pm, Sunday to Friday, Closed Saturday
  • There is a booking rota where you can have the pool to yourselves for up to an hour.

The property

Tucked away within the picturesque village of North Dalton, close to Middleton-on-the-Wolds, is the beautiful Georgian dwelling, Bella's Cottage.

This heart-warming retreat comes with all the essentials you and your loved ones could possibly need, in addition to excellent on-site facilities, including use of tennis court.

Kick off your muddy walking boots within the spacious hallway before stepping into the contemporary style cottage, where you can look forward to unwinding in the evening.

The designated chef of the group will be thrilled to find a well-equipped kitchen/diner for whipping up home-cooked meals throughout your stay.

After dinner, sink into the sofa within the sitting room, where you be welcomed by the roaring open fire, perfect for curling up to watch a family favourite film on the TV with a DVD player.

As the evening draws to a close, drift off to sleep within one of the elegantly presented bedrooms, comprising of a double bedroom and a family bedroom with three single beds.

If you visiting during the warmer months, spend a moment or two within the wonderfully kept orchard garden where you can rustle up some delicious summer treats on the BBQ.

For those special occasions, you will find charming pub situated opposite the cottage, offering superb real ales and a welcoming atmosphere and a children's play area, whilst a shop for picking up the essentials can be found within 3.7 miles.

The village offered a children's play area with swings and slides and is within walking distance so perfect for little ones to have a play.

To keep you busy whilst staying at Bella's Cottage, walkers will be delighted to find Yorkshire Wolds Way, where you can explore miles of delightful wildlife and a magnitude of villages to visit along the way.

For a taste of history, spend an afternoon at Burton Agnes Hall which is an Elizabethan stately home or the county house of Sledmere which houses a superb playground and horse stables.

Further afield attractions include the historic city of York and Bridlington sandy beach.

Bella's Cottage is an idyllic cottage for exploring East Riding of Yorkshire or simply relaxing with loved ones.

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About the location


Beverley 14 miles; Hornsea 16 miles; York 29 miles.

Driffield is a busy market town set in the Yorkshire Wolds, with a lot on offer for its visitors. There are many pubs and cafes to choose from, providing quality food and drink from local suppliers. Visitors can enjoy shopping for local produce at the weekly market, held in Driffield every Thursday, which is a very popular local event and there is also the yearly Driffield Show held at the Showground every summer.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas