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Ascot Cottage

(Ref. 1060483)

Sheriff Hutton near Strensall, North York Moors & Coast Show on map


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  • 2 Guests

  • 1 Bedroom

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets Yes


  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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32 Customer Reviews

  • "Ascot cottage is a quaint and cosy cottage, finished to a high standard with everything you may need for a very comfortable stay."

    First time we had been away for Xmas and Ascot cottage didn't disappoint, very tastefully decorated for Xmas and a lovely welcome package even treats for our pooch. The log burning stove was great and kept us toasty. The village of Sheriff Hutton is lovely and some lovely dog walks, very friendly at the post office and the pub did a lovely Christmas dinner. Highly recommend this delightful cottage and we will be back in the summer months to see how everything looks in sunshine. Thank you very much Susan.

    Reviewed by Julie5.0Dec 2023

  • "My husband, myself and our full coat Shih Tzu Benni stayed in Ascot House for a week and we had a fabulous time."

    The house was comfortable, warm and had everything we needed during our stay. We had intended to be out and about every day, but the house was so comfortable we stayed indoors as much as we were out. So cosy and as a plus, it snowed. Even when our Shih Tzu Benni wanted to sit on the doorstep with the front door open and watch other dogs going by, it was cosy and warm inside with the log burner and central heating, Will definitely visit again in a heartbeat

    Reviewed by Jacqueline5.0Nov 2023

  • "I understand that room is an issue in the cottage, but I think a washing machine would be useful, I took a hairdryer with me as I didn't recall seeing one listed, I would want one in colder wetter weather."

    There was one, I need not of added weight to the packaging . Same goes for a radio. But saying all that I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the cottage.

    Reviewed by Katrina4.4Nov 2023

  • "Lovely cottage in a great location near York all mod cons."

    Reviewed by Gary5.0Oct 2023

  • "A charming cottage in a lovely little village in stunning countryside."

    Had everything we needed and more (the dog shower was a particularly nice touch!). Perfect for a couple for a few quiet days.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Oct 2023

  • "The cottage was a delight."

    The welcome pack was a really nice touch and the homemade jam was gorgeous. The cottage was very clean throughout and the cleaner deserves to be personally thanked. The cottage was spotless. We loved the shower and the rear garden sitting out area. The bed was very comfortable and we had very restful nights. We loved the wooden shutters and the wood burner. We used it once on one chilly evening, but didn't need any wood. Burning the coal that was made up for us, was enough to take the chill away for an hour or so before bedtime. We understood that the cottage had access rights through the neighbours garden (like we do at our own home), but we didn't need to use that rear access. The weather was really good for our holiday break and our dog's feet were cleaned up and dried with towels (provided) at the front of the house. People in the village were very friendly, especially the young man in the stone house to the left beyond Ascot.

    Reviewed by David5.0Sep 2023

  • "We had a very comfortable stay at Ascot Cottage."

    The cottage is well equipped with good quality items and it was extremely clean. There were some nice little touches with plants and decorations around the cottage. My only concern was that the shower can get very slippery and maybe a non-slip mat would be a useful addition. The cottage is very cosy but with the amount of steps it would not be suitable for anyone with mobility issues.

    Reviewed by Vivienne5.0Aug 2023

  • "Ascot cottage is really beautiful and spotlessly clean."

    Every comfort provided. Lovely fitted kitchen. Beautiful bathroom and bedroom. BUT more emphasis should be put on the 9 very steep steps up to the cottage which makes it difficult unloading the car. The stairs are also very steep. If we had stayed more than the two days it would have become a real problem. So in the listing it should be said not suitable for people with mobility problems. Double yellow lines outside the cottage made it difficult to load and unload the car. Also disappointed that the local pub is closed permanently and the next nearest one only opens a few days a week.

    Reviewed by Susan4.4Jul 2023

  • "We had a fantastic few days in this beautiful little cottage."

    Everything we could need was provided. The kitchen was clean and very well equipped, lovely big modern bathroom and super comfortable bed. We would heartily recommend it and would love to visit again.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2023

  • "This was a really lovely holiday cottage."

    Every single thing you could think of had been provided (other than facility to do washing) and the use of space had been very well thought out. The steps up to the property and the steep stairs would rule it out for someone not physically able but after I'd got my heavy case up the stairs it was fine (smaller cases would have been better). The only thing I was missing was either a washing machine or spinner and outside line. As I was travelling for 3 weeks, I really needed to wash a few things to keep me going. I found the village delightful, the people were very friendly and the number of walks for myself and my little dog right from the door were amazing. We went to Malton (super dog friendly), York and the wonderful Castle Howard. All within easy reach.

    Reviewed by Gerri4.7May 2023

  • "This is a cracking little place for two young, fit people."

    They would have no problems with the steps up to the property, the the one (upstairs) toilet and the steep stairs to the bedroom. A bit of a pity that the pub, a hundred yards up the road, was closed. (The other one up at the crossroads was first class and dog friendly) Otherwise a cute cottage in a lovely village, in a lovely part of England.

    Reviewed by Patrick4.1Apr 2023

  • "We had a lovely stay in the cottage, there are excellent walks from your doorstop and the kitchen is well equipped."

    Downstairs is tiny with a large multi fuel stove which was most welcome due to the cold spell and an old crafty front door . The only problems we encountered was the dining table , it’s not big enough for two to comfortably eat from, the stairs are extremely steep and no washing machine for a two week stay. This was my fault for not checking in the details. when I made the booking. The bed was very comfy and it has an excellent shower.

    Reviewed by Carol4.1Jan 2023

  • "Very enjoyable stay."

    Certainly comfortable and enjoyed using wood burner. Took our 2 dogs with us an elderly Labrador and a 13 week old Weimaraner both Ladies enjoyed their stay and local walks. Friendly village and only noteworthy point is that there was no longer local availability of bags of coal so drove out to A64.

    Reviewed by David William5.0Jan 2023

  • "Amazing stay loved it"

    Reviewed by Vicky5.0Dec 2022

  • "A fantastic little hideaway."

    Lovely village, great location. Beautiful cottage with everything you would ever need whilst away. Attention to detail incredible. We will be back to stay again.

    Reviewed by Rae5.0Oct 2022

  • "Beautiful cottage in a lovely area, not far from home, but a real treat to get away."

    Everything you could need in the cottage. Roadside parking was fine. Cottage spotlessly clean & decor was beautiful. Great vestibule off the kitchen (leading to garden), it was ideal little room for pooch to sleep in. Dog treats, bowl & blankets were a lovely surprise. The complimentary biscuits selection was yummy & went in a flash! Had a super time & would loooove to return xx

    Reviewed by Carolyn5.0Sep 2022

  • "I had a lovely stay at Ascot Cottage."

    It was very obvious that a great deal of thought had gone into the cottage and the space available is utilised well. I would have stayed longer but it wasn’t available. The only negative is the number of steps to access the property and inside. Not suitable for anyone with mobility issues and roadside parking is not ideal but lovely nonetheless. Thank you.

    Reviewed by Carol Anne4.7Aug 2022

  • "The cottage was TINY!"

    Upstairs the bathroom was great, spacious with good facilities. The bedroom, fine, lovely big bed. As described the stairs are not easy to negotiate. There is only room for one person in the kitchen. The lounge area should be rearranged so two people can sit at the little table and eat! Two adults and a tiny dog was not a particularly relaxing experience! So crammed! Also there is no grass, front or back for a dog to enjoy! No garden, just tiny paved/gravel area. As described there are a lot of steps/stairs involved in staying at Ascot Cottage.

    Reviewed by Jacqueline3.4Jul 2022

  • "I think it should be made very clear that the cottage is not suitable for anyone with mobility issues."

    The staircase was very difficult for my husband to navigate because he has neuropathy in his legs. The same with the steps down to the street. I know a lot of people in England have wood burning or multi burner stoves now, but folks coming from abroad would be taken aback with the stove especially the cleaning out the ash. Having said this, for people younger than us the cottage is delightful and has so many nice features. We were left a care package of bread, butter, jam, eggs, milk and tea/coffee-a lovely welcoming touch. The village history is fascinating and everyone we met was very friendly.

    Reviewed by June4.1Jun 2022

  • "A wonderful cottage a short distance from York."

    A great location to explore both North and East Yorkshire. The property was cozy and a great place to relax also. Would visit again.

    Reviewed by Shaun5.0Jun 2022

  • "Beautiful accommodation in a wonderful setting and great area to travel around from."

    Very well equipped with extra touches like bowl, snacks and towels for the dog and picnic bag, plates, flasks etc

    Reviewed by Peter4.4May 2022

  • "Lovely cosy cottage."

    Everything provided that you would need. Ideal if you have a dog. Only slight negative is the steep steps from the road, and steep stairs inside. The key lock was difficult to operate as it’s so low to the ground.

    Reviewed by Michele4.7May 2022

  • "A wonderful little cottage."

    Facilities for both humans and doggies brilliant ! Nice comfy ( huge !) bed was the icing on the cake !!

    Reviewed by Helen5.0Apr 2022

  • "A lovely cosy cottage equipped with everything you could possibly need."

    Lovely quiet location, lots of period features and a huge bathroom with a wonderful rainfall shower. Easy access to York.

    Reviewed by Susan4.7Mar 2022

  • "The cottage has been really well converted in a modern way whilst retaining original features and charm."

    Everything you need is in there. The multi fuel fire was a nice touch to sit in front of on a chilly evening, huge bed and great bathroom. Kitchen was spot on, too. I had to work a couple of days and the Wi-Fi coped admirably. It’s a nice village, great pub, excellent cafe/deli and neat local grocery shop. We did a couple of walks around the area, the castle is an impressive ruin. Was a bit rainy but, it was February. All in all a great little place to say for the week. Side note: the owner very kindly returned a necklace my wife left behind.

    Reviewed by Andrew5.0Feb 2022

  • "I have stayed in many holiday cottages over the years and this is probably one of the best."

    The little extra touches that the owner provides including a welcome pack of bread, butter, jam and milk amongst many others makes this cottage just that little bit extra special. Coupled with being in a lovely village not far from many beautiful places to visit and a really good local pub within walking distance, just makes this cottage have it all. Even the dog was provided for with her own towels and water bowl. The only thing to bear in mind, which has been mentioned before, is the steep steps leading up to the cottage and also the stairs to the bedroom and bathroom and may be a problem to some. The very comfortable bed is king size and the shower room is delightful. We very much hope to return before too long.

    Reviewed by Sue5.0Feb 2022

  • "We have just returned from our stay in this lovely , cosy little cottage."

    It is equipped with everything you could possibly need and we were even left some basic essentials from the owner for our arrival. As others have said there are a few steps and the stairs may be an issue for some people as they are quite steep but they weren’t a problem just added to the character of the place. The bedroom was very comfortable and the bathroom spacious and all very clean . We will definitely return !

    Reviewed by Andrea4.7Nov 2021

  • "There were more steps then made aware of in the booking of the holiday and the stairs were very steep."

    Reviewed by Brian3.4Sep 2021

  • "Lovely cottage in a picturesque village, great for getting to see both coast and City."

    Reviewed by Anne5.0Sep 2021

  • "A quiet and relaxing holiday in a well equipped property."

    We did one or two local walks but excess to the castle ruins in the village is not allowed for obvious reasons. You will know when you see them, however you can circumnavigate them. There are two pubs in Sheriff Hutton but the Castle Inn a few 100 yards away is now closed for the foreseeable future. The Highwayman does a really good Sunday Lunch but we didn't try the pub in the week, cooked a few meals in the cottage. A one woman taxi service exists in the village, see the local magazine. At the end of the road near the Highwayman is a really good cafe, it is called Quarmby's, we highly recommended it for a tasty treat and coffee. Openings, Wednesday. thought to Sunday. The cottage was comfortable and we slept well in a large bed, there is plenty of wardrobe and draw space. No problems with the facilities as there is a folder provided with all the information needed. The internet and mobile signals are good. No major problems, the owner is only a text or call away and is very helpful. I would like take this opportunity to thank her for the food, milk and beverages she provided on our arrival.

    Reviewed by John5.0Sep 2021

  • "Brilliant cottage ."

    Beautiful village location .

    Reviewed by Terence5.0Aug 2021

  • "Lovely accommodation."

    Comfortable and well equipped.

    Reviewed by David5.0Aug 2021

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  • One bedroom: 1 x super king-size (zip/link, can be twin on request)
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Kitchen
  • Sitting room with woodburning stove
  • Dual fuel with electric heating and log burner
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher
  • TV, video player with videos, WiFi
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Roadside parking
  • Enclosed garden with patio and seating
  • Two well-behaved pets welcome (to be kept downstairs only and not left alone in the cottage)
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 0.1 miles, pub 0.1 miles
  • Note: There are two steps leading up to the kitchen and also a small set of steps (with handrail) leading up to the property from the road, please take care
  • Please note: minimum 3 night stays only

The property

Strensall 4.4 miles.

Settled in the charming village of Sheriff Hutton in North Yorkshire, is this delightful cottage, Ascot Cottage.

Enjoying original features of wooden beams and a secluded patio area, Ascot is the perfect pet-friendly dwelling for a romantic break to explore the North York Moors National Park, with easy access to the historical city of York.

Step into the homely lounge where you can look forward to cosying up with your loved one and sharing a bottle of wine whilst watching your favourite film on the TV, as your canine companion curls up in front of the crackling woodburning stove.

Rustle up some tasty treats in the well-equipped kitchen, with handy dishwasher making cleaning up a breeze!

When sleep calls, climb the stairs to the light and airy super king-size bedroom with zip/link, ensuring flexible sleeping arrangements for all parties.

Prepare for your day in style in the contemporary bathroom, where you can enjoy a revitalising rinse in the large walk-in shower, as your towel warms on the heated towel rail.

Treat your other half to an alfresco breakfast on the patio, as you toast your morning coffees to a wonderful holiday and your canine companion stretches their legs.

Plenty of walks can be enjoyed from your doorstep.

Just a stone's throw away from the cottage, there is a an idyllic Anglican church with surrounding gardens, a post office with convenience store, two great pubs serving food, a pizza restaurant and a coffee shop with delicatessen, as well as a stunning ruins of Sheriff Hutton Castle which is now a popular wedding and events venue.

Take a short drive into Strensall where you can grab more self-catering goodies at the supermarket, visit yet another pub, taste some local fish and chips, or play a round of golf.

Also take a visit to Castle Howard for a great day out.

Slightly further is the interesting walled city of York which is bustling with things to do; from tourist attractions such as the National Railway Museum, The York Dungeon and the JORVIK Viking Centre, to beautiful historic sites such as the city walls, the shambles and the gothic Cathedral.

Also within driving distance from Ascot Cottage is the scenic North York Moors, which is a wonderful area for walking, cycling, exploring timeless villages and feeling in touch with the surrounding nature.

If you can tear yourself away from all of this, you could also head to the east coast beaches of Bridlington, Hornsea, Scarborough or Whitby, which each offers sandy beaches, stunning sites, and plenty of shops, bars and eateries to make it a worth while day out.

For a fantastic trip to discover the whole of North Yorkshire, choose Ascot Cottage as your base.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £100.

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About the location


York 7.5 miles; Kirkby Moorside 18 miles; Knaresborough 22 miles; Harrogate 26 miles.

A satellite village to the north of York, Strensall offers excellent transport links into the historic city centre. This friendly village has good amenities including pubs, shops, a hairdressers, a bakery and a fish & chip shop. There is also a village park and a superb golf course, with other alternatives close by. Just outside the village, the Strensall Common Nature Reserve is a conservation area with heathland and a wonderful array of wildlife, including birds, common lizards and adders. The surrounding countryside offers good walking and cycling opportunities, with picturesque cycle routes leading along the riverside path into the very heart of York. Hop in the car and venture into the North York Moors National Park to explore Dalby Forest, a beautiful setting for a family day out woven with walking and bike trails and a Go Ape centre! An easy drive away, the idyllic market town of Knaresborough is situated in the shadow of a large aqueduct, with a bustling market square and quaint, friendly pubs, cafés and shops located along the River Nidd. Take a stroll along the river, visit Knaresborough Castle and Mother Shipton’s Cave and in the summer, enjoy an ice-cream and hire a row boat. There are many things to see and do in this lovely area of Yorkshire, a wonderful holiday base all year round.

Note: There are two steps leading up to the kitchen and also a small set of steps (with handrail) leading up to the property from the road, please take care
Please note: minimum 3 night stays only

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas