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Lillieput Lodge

Melbourne, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds (Ref. 18027)



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  • Icon/Feature/Off-road parking Off road parking
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
  • Icon/Feature/Open fire Open fire
  • Icon/Feature/Garden or Patio Garden / Patio
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Cot available
  • Icon/Feature/Baby-friendly Highchair available
  • Icon/Feature/Shop Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Icon/Feature/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

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49 Customer Review(s)

  • “What a gem of a place.”

    Everything you need for a comfortable stay, very clean & modern & good WiFi too. Great location for walks, & exploring towns & villages. I'd have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to friends & family, loved it.

    Everything you need for a comfortable stay, very clean & modern & good WiFi too. Great location for walks, & exploring towns & villages. I'd have no hesitation in recommending this cottage to friends & family, loved it.

    - Mrs Milne, August 2021

The property

A beautiful, modern annexe attached to the owner's smallholding in the small village of Melbourne, 12 miles from York.

Finished to a high standard, this Melbourne cottage is perfect for guests wishing to explore the largely undiscovered rolling countryside of the Yorkshire Wolds yet stay within a few minutes' drive of the medieval city of York.

The spacious and airy sitting room of this Melbourne cottage has a high pitched ceiling with exposed timbers, woodburning stove and French doors that open to the garden.

The contemporary kitchen is beautifully appointed with granite worktops and a tiled floor.

This Melbourne cottage offers two luxurious shower rooms with underfloor heating and walk-in showers, while the first floor bedroom offers fine views of the surrounding countryside.

A pleasant 20 minute walk along an unlit country road brings you to the local shop and pub that serves food whilst 4 minutes away is the beautiful Pocklington Canal which is a haven for bird life and offers great opportunities to see barn owls and kingfishers.

Enjoy a walk along the towpath to the market town of Pocklington with its tea rooms and variety of shops.

From this Melbourne cottage, a visit to York is a must where you can discover the Jorvik Viking Centre, National Railway Museum, York Minster, or simply enjoy a walk around the perimeter walls.

With excellent restaurants and theatres, coupled with fine retail therapy, this magnificent city appeals to everyone.

This Melbourne cottage provides a good base all year round.


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x king-size double, 1 x ground floor twin
  • Shower room with walk-in shower, basin, bidet and WC
  • Ground floor shower room with walk-in shower, basin, bidet and WC
  • Fitted kitchen
  • Sitting room with dining area, woodburning stove and French doors to garden.
  • Biomass central heating with underfloor heating in both shower rooms and woodburning stove in sitting room
  • Electric oven and hob, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, TV with Freeview, DVD, WiFi, selection of books, games and DVDs
  • Fuel, power and starter pack for woodburning stove inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Travel cot and highchair
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Bike storage
  • Small patio and lawned garden to rear, side and front with furniture and BBQ
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1 mile
  • Note: From 04/08/2020 this property will not be accepting pets

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About the location


Pocklington 5.5 miles; Market Weighton 10 miles; York 12 miles.

The small linear village of Melbourne lies centrally placed in the Yorkshire Wolds, surrounded by the pretty market towns of Pocklington, Driffield and Market Weighton. This well kept village has a traditional village hall, with playing fields and a cricket club. It offers a pub, local shop and easy access to public footpaths. Close by, lies the Pocklington canal which is renowned by birdwatchers who regularly see a wide variety of birds including barn owls and kingfishers. The nearby market towns offer an excellent array of independent shops, tea rooms and restaurants. Well worth a visit is the Elvington Air Museum – the largest independent display of its type. The beautiful historic city of York is just 12 miles away to the north west and cannot be missed with its Jorvic Viking Centre, magnificent Minster and National Railway Museum.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Christmas