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Engine Room Cottage

(Ref. 963711)

Sledmere, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds Show on map


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  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor accommodation
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Garden / Patio
  • Cot available
  • Highchair available
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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27 Customer Reviews

  • "This cottage is absolutely lovely."

    We had a great week staying with our dog & had a relaxing & restful time exploring locally & further afield. Engine Room Cottage is undoubtedly the most dog friendly cottage we’ve stayed in; it was spotlessly clean, very well equipped & Catherine was a superb host - thank you! We hope to return soon!

    Thank you Roger it was a delight to host you all. Glad you appreciated the joys of our beautiful Engine Room. Come back and stay soon. Catherine & family Property Owner

    Reviewed by Roger5.0Jul 2023

  • "This was a last-minute booking which we decided to make as the weather forecast was looking so good, so I’m a way we were limited in choice."

    Engine Room cottage certainly did not disappoint….very thoughtfully prepared by its owner, Catherine, who could not be more helpful. Some superb finishing touches such as Bluetooth speaker, lots of magazines and games to amuse if the weather is poor, and the pass giving access to nearby Sledmere House and Gardens is way above and beyond what we had expected. It’s nice that Catherine clearly cares a lot about the guest experience….she contacted us during our journey to advise of a, really very minor issue that had been discovered during the changeover, which did not affect us at all, but Catherine clearly was concerned that everything was fine. As for location etc, it’s in a really nice place for early morning and evening dog walks around the Sledmere deer park (back to T junction left then right) and other visitor attractions within easy reach, The beach at Hunmanby Gap that is recommended in the guest folder is amazing!

    I’m so happy that you loved your last minute stay at Engine Room and that we exceeded your expectations. It’s a lovely part of Yorkshire with so much to do in and around Sledmere. Thank you for your glowing review. Come back again some time. Catherine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Brian5.0Jun 2023

  • "Delightful quirky property, spotlessly clean, and nicely furnished."

    Comfortable and warm, owners obviously take a pride in looking after the place and the customers. Very easy to recommend.

    Thank you very much for your generous and appreciative feedback .glad you had a super stay. We want everyone staying to have the best time at our beautiful Engine Room. You were the ideal guests leaving the property clean and tidy. Thank you. Come back soon. Catherine x Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nicholas5.0May 2023

  • "Just returned from a great break at Engine Room Cottage, Sledmere."

    The Cottage is located on the outskirts of the village on the Bridlington Rd. Although a main road the traffic, was minimal and road noise zero. The Cottage is brilliantly furnished and offers 3 separate bathrooms, that was brilliant to our group of 3 couples. Two bedrooms are on the upper floor incorporating en-suite, whilst the third with 2 single beds is on the lower floor with an adjacent bathroom. The lounge/kitchen is of open plan design, with patio doors offering access to limited outdoor seating. The owner was a very obliging individual and couldn’t do enough for us, even though located some 50 miles away. The Cottage is superbly kitted out with every utensil you could imagine, games, dvd and books available. We were somewhat limited in having access to Sledmere House as it was closed for the season, but our limited siting gave a desire to return and view at a later date.. We ate in the Triton Inn and I would highly recommend this, with a great selection of food and drinks. We walked through to the other nearest pub/restaurant at Helperthorpe on Saturday afternoon, but were disappointed to discover that both locations didn’t open until 6.00pm and an 11 mile walk does give you appetite and thirst. Visited Malton on Friday, the micro pub Brass Castle, well worth a visit. If using Taxis, do some homework as the rates quoted from Sledmere to Malton, varied between £75, £45 & £33. Malton is a lovely visit and I would recommend. Beware of limited parking at the Cottage and we did have s number of issues, but to be fair, it is recommended for 2 cars, but unfortunately we had 3. Overall great location, great faculties, very clean and with a very obliging owner on the end of the phone.

    Glad you enjoyed your stay. We hope you will return some day. Catherine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Duncan4.7Dec 2022

  • "We went from 8-12th August 2022, this truly was a hidden gem, the home is so cosy, beautiful and lovely nik naks (candles, towels etc) to make it homely and had everything you could have needed and more."

    The extras such as Netflix, Prime and bathrobes are such a fantastic touch. Watching the sunset from the back garden was beautiful. We travelled to some beautiful beaches and the weather was beautiful. We will definitely be back again. Catherine was always available, even when we were looking for a nice takeaway, very welcoming. Thank you again, we had a wonderful few days. Nisha and Family xxx

    Reviewed by Nisha5.0Aug 2022

  • "We had a fantastic stay at Engine Room Cottage."

    It is very comfortable with all you could need for a holiday. Welcome pack was much appreciated. Catherine, the owner, was very approachable and helpful. Tickets for 4 to nearby Sledmere House were an added bonus and well worth using. All in all we had a great time and would definitely recommend Engine Room Cottage.

    We are so glad you enjoyed your stay at Engine Room Debbie. Come back soon. Catherine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Debbie5.0Jun 2022

  • "This home is surprisingly spacious."

    It has everything you need for your stay. The views are very relaxing. The owner is very concerned for the welfare of customers and is very helpful if a problem arises. Property was nice and clean, we would stay again.

    Thanks for your kind words Paul. Our guests’ comfort and happiness is paramount. Catherine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Apr 2022

  • "No issues what so ever with the accommodation."

    Lovely area to visit.

    We are happy you enjoyed your holiday with us Nigel. Catherine Property Owner

    Reviewed by Nigel5.0Mar 2022

  • "A beautiful ,well equipped cottage in an ideal location ."

    Heart shaped lights were a lovely touch for Valentine’s Day as were the flowers ,tea bags and dog treats. Each bedroom was spacious and well presented.An on suite to each bedroom was ideal for our family group. Contact with the owner was lovely ,she really made us feel welcome. The only slight improvement I would suggest would be a bolt on the front door and an extra lamp tv side of the living area. We definitely recommend this cottage .

    Thank you so much for your review and feedback Melanie - so glad you enjoyed your stay at Engine Room. Property Owner

    Reviewed by Melanie5.0Feb 2022

  • "Great cottage and location, very well equipped, excellent facilities thought of everything to make our stay comfortable."

    Plenty to do and see locally, Sledmere house and gardens well worth a visit, as was the RSPB site at Bempton Cliffs a short drive away for an interesting day out.

    Reviewed by Linda5.0Sep 2021

  • "Really lovely property."

    Very well equipped. Setting stunning.

    Reviewed by Lesley4.7Sep 2021

  • "Wonderful cottage, pictures do not do it justice."

    Very spacious but still cosy, very well equipped, has everything you could possibly need. Great covid procedures and everything super clean. Location was beautiful and peaceful, lots of lovely walks, and just down the road from Sledmere House, a great day out. Easy drives to all the popular seaside locations. Would definitely recommend and currently trying to book again!

    Reviewed by Emma5.0Oct 2020

  • "Had a fabulous break at the Engine Room Cottage."

    The property was equipped to a high standard and very well maintained. The are a number of great walks on your doorstep as well as Sledmere Hall with its estate and gardens, which is a 5 min walk into the village. Having free access to Sledmere was a bonus as we all enjoyed visiting the farm animals and deer park every evening. The Triton Inn (again 5 mins walk) served fantastic foods along with some great beers. Whitby, Scarborough and Filey are all well within a short drive away, along with the beautiful Hunmanby Beach, as well as many pretty wolds villages. Catherine was a great host and we are already looking to book again for next year.

    Reviewed by Jason5.0Jul 2020

  • "Absolutely loved this cottage."

    One of the best we have stayed in. We were a party of 3 couples & there was plenty of room for everyone. There was a very well equipped kitchen, everything you would need. The cottage is in a lovely place an ideal position to get out & explore the beautiful yorkshire wolds. Altogether a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by Susan5.0Nov 2019

  • "Delightful cottage, very well equipped and comfortable, and to the joy of our grandsons (8 and 10) it was recognisably a Fire Station."

    The area generally was more interesting and attractive than we'd expected, and made us want to return and explore more - great beaches, attractive rolling countryside and pretty villages. The Pass to Sledmere House gardens and play areas was greatly appreciated - beautiful gardens, fun play areas and shops selling delicious food and ice-cream. Catherine was very helpful when we needed her, and communication was clear and unambiguous.

    Reviewed by Catherine5.0Aug 2019

  • "We loved loved this cottage ,it is so spacious ,light ,and cosy ,home from home and everything you might need in the kitchen ."

    Bedrooms great and beds are really comfortable, on suite in each room is an added bonus . It is ideally situated for visiting places in the area , and the pass for Sledmere house is a great asset as the shop and coffee shop are very nice as are the rest of the grounds and house .would we come back to Engine Room Cottage ,definitely yes .we enjoyed our holiday very much .

    Reviewed by Joan5.0Jul 2019

  • "Thank you very much Catherine for welcome gifts, I liked the flowers and the chips were a hit with our teenagers."

    We had a very pleasant stay. The surroundings were great and we enjoyed the lovely walks in the village. Lydia, Guy and family.

    Reviewed by Lydia4.7Jul 2019

  • "A wonderful cottage for a family holiday."

    The cottage was set in a peaceful rural location and was supplied with all you need to make a truly happy holiday. A well stocked farm shop was very useful and the local pub was a treat to eat in.

    Reviewed by David5.0May 2019

  • "Lovely house for family holiday with open plan living."

    Good communication with Sykes on the booking throughout.

    Reviewed by Amanda5.0May 2019

  • "The cottage is very well thought out with lots of nice extras ."

    For example; shower gel and good quality toilet paper not forgetting the bottle of wine. The village is very attractive with a farm shop and cafe ( not open on Mondays). An excellent place from which to explore the Yorkshire Wolds.

    Reviewed by Lorna5.0Mar 2019

  • "As usual, Sykes provided an excellent base for our walking holiday."

    Many thanks, Ray Nunn

    Reviewed by Ray5.0Sep 2018

  • "We booked this holiday because our daughter was getting married at Sledmere House nearby."

    We were extremely happy with the house and the views were fantastic. Every bedroom had its own bathroom and there was plenty of space in the open plan kitchen/dining/lounge area.we all had a brilliant few days staying there.

    Reviewed by Carol5.0Sep 2018

  • "Enjoyed a really lovely week in this cottage,the cottage itself was very well equipped and beautifully clean it also had cosy comfortable feel throughout."

    Another great bonus is that it's surrounded by glorious countryside, I will miss the view from my bedroom window definitely, it is also a great base to visit many places such as Scarborough, Bridlington, York etc just a 30 minute car ride away, would highly recommend this cottage and considering to come back again soon..

    Reviewed by Paul5.0Aug 2018

  • "The holiday cottage was excellent."

    spotlessly clean and comfortable good for touring. lovely views but I do think the fence netting could be higher as a pet dog can get over after the sheep.

    Reviewed by Paula5.0Aug 2018

  • "Beautiful cottage in a great location,well equipped and so comfortable, large open plan living area with everything that was needed, the only thing I could personally ask for to improve would be a parasol on the outside area table, other than that it was perfect and would definitely recommend."

    We couldn’t get a mobile signal but the wi-fi was perfect.

    Reviewed by Tracy4.7Jul 2018

  • "We had a lovely stay at Engine Room Cottage in this historic, quaint village."

    Sledmere house, estate and grounds and the local traditional country pub the Triton inn are just 10 minutes walk away and worth a visit. The cottage is well placed for coast, city and county. The converted cottage was one of four on the old fire station site. They are quite close together but not overlooking each other. No garden but a patio area with a bench and fabulous outlook over the fields at the back with lambs running around. Very tidy, clean and nicely decorated with a tasteful fire station theme. There was wine awaiting us on arrival, which was a really nice touch and the owner Catherine contacted us the day before to wish us a good stay. The kitchen was particularly well equipped and the open plan downstairs is a great sociable space with a lovely big table for meals and the big squashy sofa was extremely comfy. Lovely big bedrooms with stylish ensuites upstairs and comfortable beds. Lots of wardrobe space and hangers but we would have liked a chest of drawers in the upstairs bedrooms as there's lots of room and a full length mirror would be really good. Overall a little pricey but very well equipped, stylish and comfortable cottage in a very picturesque individual village, I would definitely recommend and visit again.

    Reviewed by Deborah5.0May 2018

  • "The Engine Room was spotless on arrival, little treats and a bottle of wine had been left for us which was a wonderful touch."

    The house was always warm and comfortably accommodated the 5 of us in the party. The village is small with a local pub, the Triton Inn, selling good food. I highly recommend this property and it is a credit to the owners and maintenance staff.

    Reviewed by David5.0Dec 2017

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  • Three bedrooms: 1 x King Double with en-suite bath, shower over, basin and WC, 1 x King 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
  • All bedrooms have en-suites
  • Central heating provided by solar panels, 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
  • Parking for two cars onsite, plus on-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 £50.00) to Sledmere House & Gardens for 4 people included in rental.

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.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £200.

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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.

Please note : Check-in day is Friday , if you are booking other than Friday check in , please call Sykes before booking.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas