Engine Room Cottage

Sledmere near Driffield, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds (Ref. 24277)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • “Lovely cottage but near a very busy ...”
    Lovely cottage but near a very busy road.
    Lovely cottage but near a very busy road.
    - Mrs Neesham, August 2017


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

Fire Station Cottages

Sledmere 0.3 miles. These two unique semi-detached properties were once the former village fire station in Sledmere, serving the Yorkshire Wolds. Situated on the edge of the village, midway between Driffield and Malton, they have been creatively converted to provide comfortable and luxurious accommodation, with lovely views over open countryside and farmland. Well placed for exploring both the East Coast and the rolling hills of the Wolds, they are ideal for walkers and cyclists seeking this hidden, historic corner of Yorkshire. With spacious and light, open plan accommodation, these adjoining properties have had no expense spared, where you'll find well-equipped kitchens that are bright and modern, with a fire engine colour theme, tiled floors and quality fittings, while the sitting areas have sumptuous leather sofas and large TVs. Tastefully and individually furnished, all but one bedroom in these properties boast an en-suite, whilst downstairs is an additional shower room. Outside each property is a private, enclosed patio, with pleasant rural views. A short stroll brings you to the local village inn, serving food and local ale, whilst a pleasant walk to the stately home of Sledmere House is well worth it. It's a short drive along country roads to the historic market town of Driffield, which offers independent shops, tea rooms, restaurants and a weekly market day. For culture seekers, there's the added delight of the Hockney Trail, which encompasses the best of the Yorkshire Wolds. The seaside lies within half an hour's drive at Bridlington, a traditional seaside resort with golden sands, a pretty harbour and amusement arcades. Be sure to visit the windswept chalk cliffs of Flamborough and Bempton RSPB Reserve, which offer spectacular coastal views, and with York an easy drive, these properties are well placed for a memorable holiday.

The property

Engine Room Cottage offers three bedrooms, two with en-suite facilities and a ground floor family shower room.

The spacious open plan living area has a feature window, converted from the original engine room door, complete with two exposed red RSJ beams.

It is luxuriously furnished to the highest of standards, with French doors opening onto the rear, enclosed patio - a pleasant spot for relaxing and enjoying the rural views.

A distinctive property, with easy access to many attractions and pretty countryside.

Note: This property adjoins Ref. 24303 with a connecting door via the porch, together they sleep 10.

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Three bedrooms: 1 x double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x double with en-suite shower, basin and WC, 1 x ground floor twin. Ground floor shower room with shower, basin and WC. Open plan living area with kitchen, dining area and sitting area.


  • Central heating provided by air-source heat pump
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair on request
  • Ample off road parking
  • Bike storage
  • Enclosed patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 7 miles, pub 5 mins walk
  • Note: There is a connecting door to the neighbouring property, via the front porch.

About the location


Driffield 8 miles; Malton 13 miles; Bridlington 17 miles; York 25 miles.

The small village of Sledmere lies in the heart of the Yorkshire Wolds, between the market towns of Malton and Driffield. The village is dominated by the beautiful Georgian stately home of Sledmere House and gardens, which holds regular exhibitions and events throughout the year. There is also a local inn, serving food in Sledmere, plus on the edge of the village is Sledmere Castle, and the surrounding area boasts idyllic rural hills of rolling chalk countryside. Driffield lies eight miles away and this pretty market town has a wealth of independent shops, restaurants, quaint tea rooms and pubs. There is excellent walking and cycling all around, where you will find many quiet country lanes and a wide network of public footpaths, including the long distance walk 'The Wolds Way', and art lovers will enjoy following the Hockney Trail, which takes them to the well known scenes which inspired his famous paintings. With Bridlington, Filey, Flamborough and Scarborough nearby and an easy drive to the beautiful Minster city of York, Sledmere is perfectly placed to enjoy this quiet corner of Yorkshire.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas

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