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Engine Room Cottage

Sledmere, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds (Ref. 963711)

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  • Sleeps 6

  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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  • Bedrooms 3

  • Bathrooms 3

  • Pets Yes

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    “Wonderful family break”

    We booked Engine Room Cottage for our half term break with our children and my parents ...

    We booked Engine Room Cottage for our half term break with our children and my parents. The owner Catherine was so helpful before we booked, giving us recommendations and tips for days out. We knew it was somewhere special when we were greeted with a lovely handwritten note addressed to everyone and some treats on arrival!! This place was a delightful home away from home. It had everything we could possibly need, and was immaculately clean. A lovely little touch are the bath robes in each of the rooms. There were 6 of us plus a toddler, but the cottage felt so spacious we were never stepping on each other’s toes. The open plan living/dining/kitchen area was wonderful for spending time together as a family - there were many happy hours around it’s large dining table playing games and eating! Sledmere House, which was a short walk away, was a big hit with our kids with the animals and adventure playground. There is also a pub round the corner called The Triton where we had a lovely meal. The house was a great base for exploring the East coast, and we hope to be back again soon.

The property

Sledmere 0.3 miles.

This property is a unique semi-detached property once part of the former village fire station in Sledmere.

Perched on the edge of the village, midway between Driffield and Malton, it has been creatively converted to provide comfortable and luxurious accommodation, with wonderful views over open countryside and farmland.

Well placed for exploring both the East Coast and the rolling hills of the Wolds, this cottage is ideal for walkers and cyclists seeking this hidden, historic corner of Yorkshire.

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

With spacious and light, open plan accommodation, this property has no expense spared, where you'll find a well-equipped kitchen that is bright and modern, with a fire engine colour theme, tiled floors and quality fittings, while the sitting area has sumptuous leather sofas and a large TV.

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 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, Engine Room Cottage is well placed for a memorable holiday.


  • 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 and underfloor heating
  • Electric oven, ceramic hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washer/dryer, dishwasher, Nespresso Coffee Machine
  • TV with Freeview, DVD, radio, WiFi, Portable Bluetooth Speaker, 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.Enclosed patio with furniture
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 5 mins walk, pub 5 mins walk
  • Fluffy bathrobe provided for each guest for use in the property and pillow menu available
  • Free Pass (Worth £38.00) to Sledmere House & Gardens for 4 people included in rental.

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:

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