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Cartwheels Cottage

(Ref. 1015850)

Driffield, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 6 Guests

  • 3 Bedrooms

  • 2 Bathrooms

  • Pets No


  • Electric vehicle charging
  • Swimming pool
  • Off road parking
  • Ground floor bedroom
  • Open fire
  • Garden / Patio
  • Highchair available
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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21 Customer Reviews

  • "A Really lovely property with a lovely heated indoor pool ."

    The owners were lovely and invited us to the lighting of the beacon on the village celebrating the platinum jubilee which was very enjoyable.

    Reviewed by Christine5.0May 2022

  • "We had a lovely stay in these beautiful barn conversions."

    The pool was large, beautifully warm and amazing for us to swim in during a cold, wet, windy half term. The games room was fun too. Bedrooms spacious and comfortable, though memory foam mattresses I think, which aren't my cup of tea, though I know many like them. The kitchen was perfect, as good as at home, the welcome milk, eggs, wine and chocolate were a lovely touch, and fast WiFi and streaming TV also went down well with kids. Only a short drive from the coast and in the beautiful rolling hills of the Yorkshire Wolds, it really felt peaceful.

    Reviewed by Ruth4.7Feb 2022

  • "The cottage was very comfortable, clean and well appointed."

    We enjoyed the sitting room/kitchen arrangement and used it for our big family gathering. Although the weather was poor, the pool and games room kept all ages busy. We all wished we could have stayed longer.

    Reviewed by Patricia A5.0Nov 2021

  • "My sons with autism and their support workers went for a week."

    Weather amazing, accommodation was superb, swimming pool was the ultimate plus, the cleaner was the nicest person, wifi excellent, everything just ticked every box. We normally go to centre parcs but I think they have been blown out now

    Reviewed by Sharron5.0Sep 2021

  • "A fantastic cottage with everything you need and more!"

    The facilities and cottage were all exceptionally clean and we were all so pleased with how beautiful it was. Couldn’t have asked for any more.

    Reviewed by Becky5.0Sep 2021

  • "Amazing stay - the cottage was beautiful and the pool was fantastic."

    Beautiful area too. Overall great holiday.

    Reviewed by Melissa5.0Jul 2021

  • "The cottage and holiday complex of just four properties is lovely with great facilities for all ages ."

    We really liked the area as well and so will look to return in the future.

    Reviewed by Chris5.0Jun 2021

  • "So about a 10 days before our holiday I received information by email about how to access the property."

    It also contained information about our designated private swimming times (due to Covid) in the pool - 12.15 - 2.15pm. It also contained a telephone number which I rang. I got through to Anthony at Yorkshire Coastal Cottages. I told him that one of the main reasons for booking Cartwheels was so that we could swim, and that giving us a slot in the middle of the day would be pretty useless to us as we, like most holiday-makers, would be out all day on most days. I asked if he could enquire whether we could maybe change our time to something more sensible e.g. 3 - 5pm, or 4-6pm, or even 6-8pm. He said he would get in touch with the people and ring me back. I heard nothing. About 2 days before we set off, I telephoned again. I hang on for over 30 minutes just to get through. Then I spoke to a young lady and said I was still waiting to hear back from Anthony. She said words to the effect of: "Oh, we only ring you back when we have heard from the owners so if we haven't been able to get in touch with them we wouldn't ring you." So my whole working life has been spent in front-facing jobs where I was expected to meet and exceed expectations (you asked the question!). I don't call this good customer service. I was just left wondering if anyone had bothered to make a call. Someone could at least have rung me back to say they could not raise the owners. If I am paying roughly £300 per day for a self-catering set-up, I have high expectations as I think this rate is at least towards the top end of the market - and let's remember what I am disappointed with is that no-one had the courtesy to ring me back AT ALL. The swimming times were not changed, we never heard anything, we never saw anyone to ask at the property. There were 3 spotlights not working in the open plan upper level of the barn, the large curved tap for the bath leaked fast and caused much water to go all over the floor before there was sufficient water drawn, and the lever to work the plug in the sink was jammed solid. These things should have been checked. I left a note for the housekeeper of these things as we left to inform her. In addition, the flies were TERRIBLE in our bedroom. I know that's not their fault whereas the previous points are maintenance issues, but maybe they should provide a second fly 'zapper' for downstairs??

    Reviewed by Debi5.0Sep 2020

  • "We were happy with the cottage and liked the layout."

    The swimming pool was great; the only disappointment was not being able to use the games room. We thought we should have some refund because of that.

    Reviewed by Sylvia4.1Jul 2020

  • "The property is lovely and just as advertised - except one important detail which really affected our stay."

    The advertising states clearly that Cartwheels has 3 bedrooms - which comprise one double and two twins. This is not the case. Cartwheels has two doubles and one twin. Neither of the doubles are zip and links so they have to be configured as double beds. This created a real problem for us since the two rooms we thought were twins were intended for our four teenage children. As you can imagine, two teenage boys, aged 14 and 15yrs did not want to share a double bed so we had to get a blow up bed to accommodate one of them. The staff on site were quick to provide us with bed linen and duvet so we could make up the blow up bed. But for this reason the property did not meet expectations. The problem is easily solved by changing the advertising on the website to make clear there are two double bedrooms and one twin room. Aside from this problem the property is excellent. A god size and well equipped. The pool and games rooms are great and well used by us, as was the tennis court. Everything was provided that we needed and the drove to the great beach at Hunmanby Gap (much better than Filey beach in our view) is just 20 minutes away. We really enjoyed our stay at East gate farm.

    Reviewed by S4.4Aug 2019

  • "Cartwheels has been a brilliant place for our holiday."

    The pool has been amazing. We will be back!

    The Wild FamilyNov -0001

  • "Cartwheels has been a real treat!"

    Lovely accomodation and will most defiently recommend to friends and family. Feeling refreshed and relaxed!

    The Davies/Naylor FamiliesNov -0001

  • "Excellent house, enjoyed every moment."

    The McMinden FamilyNov -0001

  • "Wonderful accomodation, everything has been so well thought through."

    Pool was a big hit with the kids! Yorkshire Coastal Cottages were helpful and obliging hosts, would highly recommend!

    The Lodge FamilyNov -0001

  • "Our stay was so enjoyable."

    We appreciated the cleanliness everywhere and the fact that the kitchen is so well equipped.

    The Smith FamilyNov -0001

  • "Amazing place for a great family weekend, well equipped and immaculate!"

    The Knowles FamilyNov -0001

  • "Wonderful cottage, thank you for the welcome hamper, was a real treat, as was the games room, swimming pool and all the little extra touches."

    The Loveday-Smith FamilyNov -0001

  • "Yorkshire Coastal Cottages do provide everything you need in the cottage."

    It is so great coming to stay here.

    The Scott FamilyNov -0001

  • "Beautiful accomodation, plenty of everything you need."

    Woonderfully clean when we arrived, felt like we were the first to stay! Will definitely recommend to friends.

    The Wilkinson FamilyNov -0001

  • "We had a lovely weekend."

    Fantastic accomodation and facilities of which all were made the very most of. We could happily return in the future.

    The Barnett FamilyNov -0001

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  • 2 x Double, 1 x Twin Bedroom, Ensuite bathroom, Family bathroom Kitchen, Dining Area
  • LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS NOW ACCEPTED Note: Guests have complimentary shared use of the swimming pool (open between 8.30am and 6pm). Note: There is an all-weather tennis court, gym and games room that has a tennis table, football table, dolls house and other games. Note: For larger groups, the neighbouring cottages are Hurdles (4 guests), The Old Barn (8 guests) and The Furrows (6 guests)
  • The two properties next door, Hurdles and The Old Barn, have locked, but inter-connecting doors, and can open into one very large property for a family get-together or groups of friends of either 12, 14 or 18 people. A cot and high chair can be made available for the use of guests but can this please be requested at the time of booking
  • Guests are requested to provide their own cot linens
  • A discount may be available for those guests wishing to book Cartwheels Cottage and Hurdles Cottage together
  • Please contact Reservations with your preferred dates to enquire
  • NB
  • The swimming pool is closed during the winter months.

The property

Complete with complementary use of a heated indoor swimming pool, all weather tennis court, gym and games room and awarded the top accolade of 5 Star Gold from Visit England/Quality in Tourism, there are three gorgeous bedrooms to the ground floor – a large double, a twin bedroom with a fabulous en-suite shower room with wet-room area, WC and had wash basin, plus a second double bedroom.

A cot and high chair can be made available for the use of guests but can this please be requested at the time of booking.

Guests are requested to provide their own cot linens.

The house bathroom is gorgeous – large, beautifully done with a stunning free-standing bath and is ideal to relax with a glass of champagne or a cup of tea, whatever your preference!

– good-size shower, WC, bidet and hand wash basin. Upstairs is an amazing space with a stylish kitchen which is very well-equipped with electric hob and oven, microwave, fridge with small freezer compartment, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer.

There is dining area and a large living space with wonderful furniture and a wood burning stove.

(Note – the wood burning stove is available from 30th September – 1st April) Cartwheels is in a gated courtyard with a gravelled driveway and parking; there is a pretty central water feature surrounded by flowering plants, plus a terrace outside the property that has a table and chairs, where you can sit and enjoy drinks and meals in the open air. The shared indoor heated swimming pool is fabulous – late afternoon the sun fills the pool area and the deep blue water shimmers in the light.

There is a smart changing area for both males and females and the water is warm, so you can sit and enjoy a good read on one of the loungers.


The pool is closed during the winter months.

There is an all-weather tennis court and a games room, so lots to do if you don’t want to just chill by the pool!

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £500.

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About the location


Beverley 14 miles; Hornsea 16 miles; York 29 miles.

Driffield is a busy market town set in the Yorkshire Wolds, with a lot on offer for its visitors. There are many pubs and cafes to choose from, providing quality food and drink from local suppliers. Visitors can enjoy shopping for local produce at the weekly market, held in Driffield every Thursday, which is a very popular local event and there is also the yearly Driffield Show held at the Showground every summer.


Note: Free Wi-Fi included.

Note: Garden furniture and a shared BBQ (available during summer, not available 1st October – 31st March)
Note: Private parking for three vehicles. There is currently no facility for charging vehicles. If guests need electricity via an extension lead a supplement of £30 will be chargeable.
Note: Guests have complimentary shared use of the swimming pool (open between 8.30am and 6pm).
Note: There is an all-weather tennis court, gym and a games room that has a tennis table, football table, dolls house and other games.
Note: No stag or hen party groups permitted.

***A discount may be available for those guests wishing to book Cartwheels Cottage and Hurdles Cottage together. Please contact Reservations with your preferred dates to enquire.***
Outside caterers are available for this property please contact YCC for details.

Please be aware that the maximum number of guests permitted is 6 including infants. One baby in a cot is permitted.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas