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Mallard Cottage

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Church Fenton, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 5 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "Really great cottage , extremely clean , comfortable and cosy."

    Contact was excellent and quick when we couldn’t locate the cutlery drawer. Really high standard accommodation, a great stay.

    Reviewed by Kyle5.0Dec 2023

  • "Very comfortable house with the added bonus of being near a railway station."

    Lovely, quiet area. Visit York 10 mins on train or Leeds 19 mins on the train. Lotherton Hall very close - worth a visit. Also close are Nostell Hall, Harewood House & Castle Howard.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2023

  • "In my opinion: The cottage is very well presented and clean and will sleep five (as listed), but the living space would be tight with five people, (2 people on our visit)."

    Location was great for getting into/out of York on the train. Worth noting the cottage is on the edge of a community, with the expected day to day activities going on around.

    Reviewed by James4.4Sep 2023

  • "A lovely place to stay, peaceful and quite"

    Reviewed by Richard5.0May 2023

  • "We loved our stay here, the house was really clean, laid out well and great utensils in the kitchen which was perfect for cooking."

    Location was really handy for York and getting out and about. Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by Mike5.0Apr 2023

  • "A lovely little place in a great location; walking distance from the train station, shop, Indian restaurant and pub."

    Reviewed by Christopher5.0Feb 2023

  • "Lovely cosy comfortable cottage in beautiful peaceful surroundings."

    Lots of nice welcoming touches and not loads of rules and instructions which can often be the case. Highly recommended

    Reviewed by Jodie5.0Dec 2022

  • "Lovely cottage perfectly situated to explore Yorkshire."

    House is clean, modern and comfortable. Welcome hamper was a lovely touch and the kiddies were very grateful for the chocolate and biscuits, thank you!

    Reviewed by Sophie5.0Aug 2022

  • "We really enjoyed our stay."

    The cottage was comfortable and nicely furnished. The kitchen was modern, well-equipped and had plenty of storage space. Good beds, pleasant sitting/dining room and nice bathroom. Handily located for local amenities (the community shop is marvellous). Great base for exploring the wider area and its many attractions.

    Reviewed by Michael5.0Jun 2022

  • "Great house, perfect location especially for train links to York."

    Lovely house with a very homely feel. Beds very comfortable and everything you could possibly need was there. Lovely welcome basket too, thanks. Amazing stove which really heated up the lounge. A lovely long weekend break was had by all and would happily stay there again. Lovely playground in the village ideal for our 3, 8 & 9 year old. Only drawback was the bathroom was very cold for the children getting a bath or shower.

    Reviewed by C5.0Feb 2022

  • "As we were staying over Christmas our children were so pleased to see a Christmas tree all lit up and other decorations in the lounge."

    Cottage was lovely, very clean and kitchen has everything you would need. Hamper was a lovely touch too with great essentials like dishwasher tablets! Would recommend this cottage and certainly stay there again.

    Reviewed by Charlotte5.0Dec 2021

  • "My family and I have just returned from a two-night stay at the magnificent Mallard Cottage."

    We had a wonderful time and would definitely recommend this property. The cosy and comfortable cottage is equipped to a very high standard and the owners really have thought everything, including a thoughtful welcome basket. This property is suitable for holidays all year round as the central heating kept us warm and snug in November and there is a good sized garden for warmer months.

    Reviewed by Joanne5.0Nov 2021

  • "Cottage was very comfortable."

    There was a hamper of goodies left for us which was much appreciated. The kitchen was extremely well stocked with plenty of storage space for our food (which is unusual). We would thoroughly recommend it!

    Reviewed by Jenny4.7Sep 2021

  • "Perfect - thanks!"

    Reviewed by Lee5.0Aug 2021

  • "A fantastic place to stay The cottage and local area were amazing."

    Reviewed by Clare5.0Jul 2021

  • "This cottage was perfect for attending our niece's wedding at Ryther."

    Very well presented. Just no matches to light the lovely fire that had been set. Son's girlfriend arrived with lighter! No hot water on arrival but a couple of phone calls later all sorted - great service. The community shop run by volunteers is fantastic! A must visit. Very quiet in spite of closeness of railway. Definitely recommend Mallard Cottage.

    Reviewed by Sheenagh5.0Jun 2021

  • "Mallard cottage excellent."

    Reviewed by Mark5.0Oct 2020

  • "Excellent base for a week in Yorkshire felt like a home from home."

    Welcome box was a nice, and appreciated, touch. Used the village community store a few times - much more interesting range of products than you would expect (fairly priced too). Got the train to York a couple of times - great to be in the city in ten minutes. Walked the site of Towton battle in the War of the Roses - well signposted and the sotry of the day was told well. Thoroughly recommended for couples and small families.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2020

  • "Had a lovely time at Mallard cottage!"

    The house was beautiful just like the pictures. Local pub and Indian restaurant were really lovely and so many places ok the doorstep made it a perfect stay for us! Special thanks to the wiener for providing the baby safe equipment!

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Sep 2020

  • "We had a lovely time at Mallard Cottage."

    The village itself is very quiet, but the train station is just around the corner (which takes you to York in 11 minutes). Whilst it's outside of the Yorkshire Dale's, it's within reach - we day tripped to Bolton Abbey Malham Cove, Brimham Rocks and Harrogate and spent a brilliant day in York. The cottage itself is well equipped and modern and has everything you could need - we were almost sad that it was too warm to put the gorgeous fire on!

    Reviewed by Allison5.0Jul 2020

  • "The house was so clean and homely, all the little touches, cushions, blankets on the sofa etc."

    Every bedroom was very well presented with wardrobes and drawers, plenty of space to unpack and relax. Next time we're over we're over this place is definitely on the top of our list to stay at again.

    Reviewed by Ben5.0Jan 2020

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  • Three bedrooms; 1 x king-size double, 1 x double, 1 x single
  • Ground-floor bathroom with shower over bath, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting/dining room with woodburning fire
  • Utility
  • Gas central heating with woodburning stove
  • Ceramic hob, dishwasher, microwave, oven, washing machine, Dolce Gusto coffee machine, TV and WiFi
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Road-side parking
  • Rear garden with patio and furniture
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Pub within 1 mile, local shop within 1 mile
  • Note: Travel cot, highchair and stair gate available on request.

The property

This delightful, Edwardian terrace cottage rests between the bustling cities of York and Leeds, situated in the village of Church Fenton, where you will find all the local amenities.

This heart-warming retreat comes with everything you could possibly need during a week-long break with loved ones and is within striking distance of a superb range of attractions to suit a family of all ages and tastes.

Upon entering the property, you are welcomed into the brightly decorated sitting room, where you can look forward to curling up on the sofa and tuning into the TV, whilst the woodburning stove gently fills the room with warmth during a winter's evening.

Joining the sitting area is a well-presented dining table, where you and your loved ones can tuck into a delicious, home-cooked meal that was prepared within the kitchen.

The designated chef of the group will be delighted to find a contemporary-style kitchen which houses all the essentials you could need to cater for yourself throughout your stay.

As the evening draws to a close, venture up the staircase to retire to one of the three well-presented bedrooms, comprising of a king-size double, a standard double and a single bedroom.

Each bedrooms offers a tranquil space to wake up to each morning, as well as ample storage for housing your personal belongings.

To the outside, there is ample road-side parking and a rear patio with garden furniture to enjoy during the summer months.

If you don't feel like cooking one evening, venture into the village of Church Fenton, where you will find a choice of bars and a restaurant, as well as a number of local shops for picking up the essentials.

The nearby historic town of Tadcaster also boasts a selection of bars, breweries and restaurants, with the River Wharfe running through the town.

For days out whilst staying here, venture to the cosmopolitan city of Leeds via the local train, where you will find further quality amenities, whilst the city of York houses the York Minster, the National Railway Museum York and The York Dungeon.

For those feeling active, venture a little further to the Yorkshire Dales National Park, where you will find miles of walking routes amid rugged moorland and picturesque scenery.

Mallard Cottage is a refreshing base for exploring this part of North Yorkshire.

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About the location


Sherburn in Elmet 2.1 miles; Tadcaster 6.5 miles.

Church Fenton is a village and civil parish resting in the Selby district of North Yorkshire, in England. The village offers a community shop and a local pub for all of your amenities, with a railway station so you can easily access the nearby towns and villages for a plethora of attractions. Surrounded by the beautiful moorland, this farming village has access to a number of country trails for some scenic walking and hiking opportunities. Sherburn in Elmet is the nearest village which has a larger choice for shops, supermarkets, pubs and restaurants for fine food and local produce. Church Fenton is a delightful village resting to the west of North Yorkshire and is withing driving distance to the thriving city of Leeds and the picturesque Yorkshire Dales National Park.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas