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Fran's Cottage

(Ref. 954015)

Millington near Pocklington, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 3 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


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

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20 Customer Reviews

  • "Never stayed at a cottage before but after staying at Fran’s Cottage."

    I recommend staying there highly.We will be back if we can get the dates Thank you to Mr and Mrs Stephenson

    Reviewed by Paul5.0May 2022

  • "Fran’s cottage was clean, pleasantly furnished, with a comfortable bed and ample hot water and heating."

    Millington is a pretty little village, with many walks from the door to suit all abilities and loads more beautiful walks within 10 mins driving distance. We particularly enjoyed Millington Woods (beautiful flora) parts of the Wolds Way, Thixendale and Wharram Percy. We visited Burnby Hall gardens where the tulips were stunning. We didn’t use the pub but the tea room opposite soon became a favourite! The Mile farm shop a few mins away was useful for bread, milk etc. everything there being sourced and produced in Yorkshire. As we self catered for the whole week, we could have made use of an extra saucepan and a Pyrex dish or two but we had a lovely holiday and would love to return. We did find out a little about Fran but we’re curious to know more. Next time, we’ll go to the village coffee morning to see if we can satisfy our curiosity! Thank you for a lovely stay.

    Reviewed by Carol4.7Apr 2022

  • "A few kitchen extras would have been useful: Teapot Large saucepan for cooking pasta Slotted spoon"

    Reviewed by David3.8Mar 2022

  • "A very pleasant, well appointed but compact cottage ideally suited to solo travellers or couples with one child."

    For larger groups, the sister cottage next door (Springview Cottage) under the same ownership, and bookable through Sykes, would be ideal. Great to have a good, traditional village pub with outside seating quite literally next door! The beauty of the location is to have the close proximity to York with all its attractions and the convenience of the small town of Pocklington, just two miles away - and yet to also enjoy the feel of being in remote, hilly countryside. While the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors are very well known, the Wolds are something of an undiscovered, hidden gem. The immediate vicinity of Millington Pastures and Millington Woods is stunningly beautiful in its own right. I was well impressed and would certainly book again.

    Reviewed by S5.0Sep 2021

  • "Had a really pleasant stay at Fran's Cottage."

    Very friendly village and a pub next door that did excellent food. Would highly recommend

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Sep 2021

  • "A lovely cottage which provided a great base for both walking and visiting the local area."

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

  • "Excellent well equipped cottage."

    Very handy for visiting relatives in York. Good walking and bird watching country. Helen and Stuart very friendly and helpful. Hope to return before long

    Reviewed by John5.0Jun 2021

  • "Frans Cottage is set in the heart of the quiet village of Millington, a great place to explore the Yorkshire Wolds from."

    Millington has a pub, The Gait Inn and also a tea room, The Ramblers Rest. both well worth a visit. The views from the front windows of the cottage are lovely and I was lucky to see some beautiful moon rises over the hills during my stay.The cottage is furnished to a very high standard and is cosy and comfortable, a lovely place to return to after a day out. The furnishings are lovely and the king size bed is extremely comfortable, the best I have experienced in a rental property. The walking in the area is excellent, the Yorkshire Wolds Way being easily accessed from the property. A visit to the Robert E Fuller art gallery at Thixendale is really worth a visit as is a walk from Goodmanham along the Hudson Way (a dissused railway) to the site of Kiplingcotes station and return perhaps via a circular route along the Yorkshire Wolds Way. The owners of the cottage are friendly and welcoming but not intrusive leaving you to enjoy your holiday. I would recommend this property to my family and friends and hope to return there at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by Wendy5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely little holiday cottage."

    I would go again

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2020

  • "Fran’s Cottage was lovely and clean, thoroughly enjoyed our stay."

    Millington was a perfect location for us, plenty of cycling, walking and a pub and coffee shop in the village.

    Reviewed by Sharon5.0Sep 2020

  • "Great cottage in a great location."

    We were visiting friends and family in the area so ideally situated. Great country pub, with welcoming hosts, a short walk away with excellent food. Really comfy king size bed so a good night's sleep was assured !! Would definitely recommend and will return in the future.

    Reviewed by Peter5.0Sep 2020

  • "Lovely welcoming and friendly hosts who left a welcome pack of goodies to eat."

    Cottage was clean and well equipped and wonderfully quiet. Pub two doors away run by the hosts which provided excellent food. I can recommend both the steak and gammon!

    Reviewed by Tim5.0Jul 2020

  • "Fran's Cottage is a cosy and comfortable place to stay and a good base for exploring the surrounding area, we just had a couple of minor gripes - we had booked this cottage partly because of the proximity of the village pub and had planned to eat there on the first night after a long drive but unfortunately it was closed (and didn't seem to be open until the following Tuesday), it would've been nice to have been made aware of this, even a notice on the pub door would have sufficed!"

    Fortunately Pocklington, 3 miles away, is a very nice little town and had several good places to eat. Also, other reviewers had mentioned a 'welcome pack' so we assumed we'd find milk, tea, etc. waiting for us but this was not the case, and we didn't have a 'starter pack' for the log burner left for us either, as stated in the cottage details.

    Reviewed by Lesley3.8Oct 2019

  • "Very clean comfortable little cottage."

    The bathroom/toilet is downstairs. Millington lovely little village and the town of Pocklington only three miles away plenty of shops with free parking.

    Reviewed by Eric3.8Aug 2019

  • "Our hosts were terrific."

    They left us with a tasty welcome pack.They also provided us with drinks at the neighbouring pub. The location was ideal for us with some great local walks and an ideal base to venture out visiting York and the coastal resorts. Friendly neighbours were always on hand offering advice to enhance our adventure.

    Reviewed by Kenneth5.0Jul 2019

  • "Very comfortable."

    Toilet is downstairs and that isn’t stated in the listing. Wasn’t a problem but would have been good to know.

    Reviewed by Samantha4.1May 2019

  • "Lovely cosey cottage, with walking distance to a friendly pub, with great food and beer"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0Sep 2018

  • "Fantastic cottage great base to explore surrounding area location is perfect."

    Reviewed by Rhianwen Lloyd5.0Jul 2018

  • "Lovely cottage in wonderful location."

    Recent stylish renovation but still with a good 'cottage feel', well equipped and comfortable, with good quality bedding, towels etc. Easy parking either outside the cottage or in the pub car park. Good wifi. Owners are very friendly and helpful, and run the Gait Inn next door which is a great traditional country pub, excellent pub food, and good selection of local beers. There's also a splendid cafe in the village, The Ramblers Rest, which despite the name is very popular with cyclists ! Ideal location for exploring the Wolds with walks from the door and the views from the top of the ridge opposite are fantastic. Pocklington only 3 miles away for supplies ( Aldi, Sainsbury's, plus local shops ) and good selection of eating places. Great week - would love to return. Only addition to the details on the Sykes website would be that the shower room is downstairs - not an issue for us but might be for others.

    Reviewed by Janet5.0Jun 2018

  • "Fran's cottage is a delightful cottage in Millington village away from the hustle of a big town."

    The cottage is comfortable and well equipped with cutlery, crockery and cookware. However, if you don't feel like cooking the Gait Inn, 2 doors away, has delicious food. The proprietors are friendly and very welcoming and they also own the cottage. This is an excellent place to stay as there is a lot to see and do in the surrounding area. I would certainly recommend Fran's cottage to other travellers.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Jun 2018

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  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size bedroom, 1 x single
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC on ground floor
  • Open plan living with kitchen, dining and sitting area with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric oven and ceramic hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, Smart TV with Freeview
  • WiFi
  • Shared use of tumble dryer in external utility
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage in external utility
  • Small patio to rear with furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop 3 miles
  • Pub/restaurant adjacent

The property

Fran's Cottage is a delightful cottage at the heart of Millington village one of the Yorkshire Wolds' characterful collection of villages.

Ideal for couples, three friends or a small family.

As soon as you step through the door you'll instantly feel at home.

This open plan living space is designed for comfort with everything from the cosy woodburning stove to the well-equipped kitchen and dining area.

The king-size bed is heavenly after exploring this scenic and varied area.

There is a single bedroom and shower room.

The village has a tea room and great pub serving meals so if you love to eat but not keen on cooking there is a good choice and within walking distance.

The walks around here are plentiful and the cycling equally good; nearby is part of a section of the Tour de Yorkshire route.

The beautiful historic city of York is a mere 16 miles away and the unspoilt Edwardian resort of Filey is less than 30 miles along a scenic route.

Note: This property is next to Ref 953994, together they sleep 8.

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About the location


Pocklington 2 miles; York 16 miles; Hull 28.8 miles; Filey 28.7 miles; Scarborough 29.6; Whitby 43.1 miles

Millington is a small village and civil parish located near the Yorkshire Wolds in the East Riding of Yorkshire. This area is home to some of the UK's finest stately homes and many other historic attractions. Two miles away to the north east of Pocklington which is best known for Burnby Hall Gardens - 8 acres of gloriously beautiful gardens with two large lakes which are home to the National Collection of water lilies. City of Hull is our newest City of Culture and highly recommended is a visit to The Deep one of the UK's biggest and best aquariums. 16 miles away from the historic city of York with an a array of attractions including the Minster, its medieval walls, boat trips on the River Ouse, York Races, museums (including the famous National Railway Museum and the Castle Museum), and the internationally-renowned Jorvik Viking Centre and its "time trip" experience. Explore York’s quaint streets and hidden corners, or take an excursion further afield to the Dales, Moors or the coastal resorts of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas