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Lillieput Lodge

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

4.8

Excellent

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  • Sleeps 4

  • Bedrooms 2

  • Bathrooms 2

  • Pets No

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Features

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

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26 Customer Reviews

  • "Wow! What a hidden gem of a property - on a small-holding in Melbourne."

    Beautiful views over the fields and horses from the property. We loved this property. This annexe is equipped to a very high standard - and everything feels "new". Plenty of room and an amazing shower rooms on each floor. A true home from home. Lovely walks on the doorstep along the Pocklington Canal. We enjoyed days out to York (P&R 20 mins away), Pocklington, Beverley and also Flamborough Head to see the seals and Bempton Cliffs for the birds! Our hosts were so friendly. They could not be more helpful if we needed help or advice but were not in the least bit intrusive.

    Reviewed by ShaneApr 2022

  • "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.

    Reviewed by CatherineAug 2021

  • "Other than slightly awkward to find on the first occasion the property provided an excellent base for our week in Yorkshire."

    The property was well equipped and well presented. The owners were very pleasant and obliging, and living on site were available to provide assistance if required. Overall no hesitation in recommending the property.

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2021

  • "Great holiday accommodation."

    Very clean and well equipped. Friendly owners!

    Reviewed by KellyJul 2021

  • "Nice cottage has the added advantage for me with a disabled son, in that it has a downstairs bedroom and bathroom."

    Reviewed by ColinJul 2021

  • "Our second visit to this well-equipped cottage."

    Warm welcome from owners Graham and Erica. Spotlessly clean as before. Nice little garden with patio furniture to enjoy after days out. Conveniently situated for local walks, trips into York and visits to the East Coast particularly Scarborough and the RSPB nature reserve at Bempton. Visited the local pub for a very nice meal on our last evening.

    Reviewed by LindaJun 2021

  • "Had a wonderful and relaxing week at Lilliput Lodge which had almost everything needed and all the home comforts."

    The owners, Graham and Erica are very friendly and knowledgable about the area and are always there to help if needed. The only small petty thing to mention is that maybe bathroom floors mats should be provided to the tiled floors.

    Reviewed by AlanOct 2020

  • "Lovely and spacious holiday home close to village and Pocklington canal it was ideal for mine and my daughter's birthday celebrations in these trying times."

    Very relaxing week away.

    Reviewed by AnnetteSep 2020

  • "A very comfortable cottage with excellent facilities."

    Very clean and modern inside. Incredibly peaceful, we had a very relaxing week.

    Reviewed by ClaireJul 2020

  • "What a lovely stay for my family."

    We took two under 6 and our dog. The house was absolutely spotless and very well finished every where. It was very specious and had everything you could wish for. The owners were super friendly and helpful if we needed it. This is a great base to visit many local areas. It would also be suitable as a cozy stay if you do not want to move too far. We would absolutely stay again. Thank you

    Reviewed by JennaJul 2020

  • "Great Stay ..."

    Great Stay House is very comfortable Very good hot shower, all rooms very spacious Area is very nice pub with good food in the village One small remark House is not easy to find a sign with properties name on main road would really help

    Reviewed by MelanieSep 2019

  • "The cottage was very well equipped, providing everything we needed."

    The lounge seemed to need air conditioning - however, we were there at the warmest time of the year, so possibly may not be a problem normally. The area was lovely with loads of places to visit. The hosts were welcoming, without being obtrusive. We would definitely recommend this property to others.

    Reviewed by EileenJul 2019

  • "Internally the cottage is very attractive, spacious, well equipped and comfortable with three major problems."

    The lounge a beautiful double height room was uncomfortably hot in warm weather and the fans supplied although moving the air around cannot cope, it needs a/c. The rest of the house was fine. The wifi is very poor, the signal continually dropping on all devices The owner is aware of these issues It s also a pity that the entrance to and outside of the property is so scruffy and unwelcoming, a contrast to the inside and to the rest of the village

    Reviewed by PeterJul 2019

  • "Our third visit."

    Love the place . Graham and Erica perfect hosts. We will return!

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2019

  • "Lovely warm cottage."

    Spotlessly clean. Two excellent wet rooms, the best we have ever seen in a Sykes cottage. Well equipped spacious kitchen. Easy access to local amenities. Shop, Post Office and Pub within 1 mile. 8 miles to Grimstone Bar Park and Ride for Bus Service into York. Buses leave every 11 minutes for a quick 2 mile journey direct into York centre.

    Reviewed by CliveApr 2019

  • "Lovely place and owners."

    Would highly recommend.

    Reviewed by TerieSep 2018

  • "Very comfortable and warm accommodation and very helpful people."

    Reviewed by PaulineSep 2018

  • "The cottage itself is of a good standard although the outside needs cleaning (windows, doors and woodwork)."

    Inside the cottage is ideal and very comfortable although the bedroom curtains could do with being a little heavier to darken the rooms in the early morning. The "lawn" and patio are not really attractive to use, in need of some TLC and a little bit of seclusion. My wife spent an hour cleaning the patio furniture before we could use it. Mr Rollason did purchase a parasol for the small table at our request and both of our hosts were very friendly and attentive at all times. There is a poultry farm right next door and at times there was quite a bit of background noise from process machinery and also from heavy lorries, even late at night. The location is great for visiting the area round York and there are several attractive little villages and towns around within a short drive.

    Reviewed by WilliamJun 2018

  • "Our second time at Lillieput everything excellent as previously."

    Graham and Erica welcoming hosts. We only needed to contact them about broadband tripping, resolved in minutes! This the perfect place for us to holiday. We hope to return later this year and possibly for two weeks next year. Melbourne is a quiet village with pub and local shop it is only a few miles from Pocklington and other retail outlets are available. Nice walks nearby and only 9 or so miles to the Grimston Bar Park&Ride. The place is spotless, all the facilities you might need and apart from go to come back from work almost traffic free. Go there you will love it! When I get the time I will place a review on Trip Advisor.

    Reviewed by StephenJun 2018

  • "Lillieput Lodge is a clean and spacious cottage with a lovely canal side walk nearby."

    A good base for day trips to York and the coast. We enjoyed our stay and would be happy to stay again!

    Reviewed by GrahamAug 2017

  • "We very much enjoyed our stay at Lillieput Lodge."

    It was very clean,comfortable & spacious. The owners were very friendly & helpful. Welcome tray was appreciated. We enjoyed watching the wildlife & would certainly stay again!

    Reviewed by Hugh HJun 2017

  • "Cottage was more than a holiday cottage, it was like a well loved home, well heated, cosy and a log fire."

    Reviewed by TerryMar 2017

  • "The owners of the property were there at our arrival to welcome us."

    The accommodation was very comfortable and met all our needs. The ground floor 2nd bedroom and bathroom were very accessible and convenient as we had older relatives in our group. The property was of a high standard .

    Reviewed by AliceSep 2016

  • "The cottage was very comfortable and was very well equipped."

    The owners were extremely friendly and helpful but never intrusive. it is a good area for walking and sightseeing and we found several good, dog friendly pubs which served good food. Altogether an enjoyable holiday.

    Reviewed by EnidAug 2016

  • "The cottage was very clean and was equipped with everything you might want."

    It is very comfortable which made settling in easy. It is set in a pretty village near to the canal which makes a lovely walk. It is close to many of Yorkshire's scenic delights. The owners are very friendly and have 3 beautiful horses and a very friendly labrador. They are on hand if you need anything. There is early morning traffic on the village road but that was not of concern. The only downside was that the garden is not enclosed. Having a dog meant we were on constant alert to prevent her from straying around the small holding. Maybe consider gates? Overall the cottage was an excellent cottage holiday. We'd recommend.

    Reviewed by TrevorAug 2016

  • "Just beautiful"

    Reviewed by Sally AnneMay 2013

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Summary

  • 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

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.

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About the location

MELBOURNE

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
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