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Tuft House

Hovingham, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds (Ref. 960851)

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  • Sleeps 18

  • Bedrooms 8

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No

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  • Sleeps 18

  • Bedrooms 8

  • Bathrooms 4

  • Pets No


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  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor accommodation
  • Icon/Feature/Ground floor bedroom Ground floor bedroom
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  • Reviews

    “Tuft house is a huge, beautifully decorated home which makes a great weekend getaway.”

    The host gave us a lovely welcome and took the time to show us around the whole property. It is a beautiful home and tastefully decorated throughout. The rooms are a bi... more

    The host gave us a lovely welcome and took the time to show us around the whole property. It is a beautiful home and tastefully decorated throughout. The rooms are a bigger than pictures make them seem and no one was short changed for the bed space as all options were comfy. We had 18 people so 2 people did have to sleep on a sofa bed instead of a massive kingsize behemoth mattress but it's ok for short stays. The surrounding area was so peaceful and we didn't have any noise complaints even late into the night. The view is amazing from the house and shops aren’t that far (15 minutes wish) if you do need to go for a shop, with smaller shops in the village. I would recommend bringing some food to get you going as it is a small village with not many options but there is a barbecue which had been cleaned for our use and it was great to use that. Mobile phone signal in the area is basically non-existent which actually turned out to be a good thing, it engaged everyone and kept people off their phones. But it is annoying if you do need to contact someone or even contact the host for questions about properties, it's rare you can can use the phone. They do live next door so it isn't too much trouble to ask for help. There is a £300 security deposit which you have to pay before arriving. This is understandable but I didn't see it displayed clearly on the original booking page which I think is misleading when trying to budget for a mini-break. Sites like Airbnb handle these issues themselves instead of us having to supply a deposit, that was my only issue with the process and it was a fantastic weekend.

The property

Situated in the rolling countryside fields on the outskirts of Hovingham, in North Yorkshire, is this fabulous, detached white stone cottage.

Tuft House offers friends and families alike the perfect base for a truly rural holiday, with easy access into the North York Moors National Park.

Internally, the cottage has been renovated by the owners to provide a light and welcoming accommodation, with high-quality furnishings throughout.

Upon entering the ground-floor accommodation, you will be greeted into a convenient hallway, where you can store your walking and cycling gear before stepping into the elegantly styled dwelling.

Spend your evening keeping up to date with all your favourite shows and enjoying quality family time in one of the three sittings rooms or use them as a quiet space to read a good book.

Step into the open-plan living space, with a large kitchen which has been furnished to a high-standard, and will inspire you to dust off those cookbooks and indulge in all the modern appliances at hand.

There is a dining area with seating for up to sixteen people, making for a wonderful social space for the whole family to dine together.

All eight bedrooms have a range of modern furnishings, which complement the light decor, and offer an abundance of space to store your personal items, with two of the bedrooms located in the annexe, 20 yards from the main property.

The bedrooms are served by two en-suite bathrooms and two family bathrooms.

Choose from an elegant freestanding roll-top bath and a separate shower cubicle to prepare for your day in style.

To the front of the property is a wonderfully spacious lawned garden and patio area, housing rattan furniture so you can sit out and enjoy the country views in style.

Delight in the provided hot tub, so you can enjoy a relaxing soak of an evening, or indulge in the provided barbecue for large gatherings.

For a taste of history, venture towards the wonderful Castle Howard, set in a thousand acres of sweeping landscaped gardens, with statues, lakes and fountains making it truly exceptional.

Dating back 300 years, it remains a family home and is considered one of the finest historic houses in England.

The Yorkshire Wolds Way offers plenty of pathways for keen walkers and cyclists, stretching across 79 miles with picturesque views along the way.

Discover a range of market towns and villages for viewing or stop off at a traditional Yorkshire pub for a spot of lunch and pick up some of your amenities in the nearby shops and supermarkets.

There is so much in this wonderful area, you won't want to leave!

Use Tuft House as your base for exploring this lovely rural countryside.


  • Main property: Six bedrooms: 1 x ground floor super king-size, 1 x super king-size with en-suite shower room with shower, basin and WC, 1 x super king-size, 1 x double, 1 x king-size, 1 x family room with three singles with an en-suite bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Bathroom with roll-top bath, walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground floor cloakroom with basin and WC
  • Open-plan living room with a kitchen, dining area (seats 16) and sitting area
  • Additional drawing room with woodburning stove
  • Snug with woodburning stove
  • Utility
  • Annexe: All ground floor
  • Two bedrooms: 1 x super king-size and 1 x family room with king-size and single
  • Bathroom with freestanding bath, large walk-in shower, double basin and WC.
  • Oil central heating, woodburning stove
  • Aga cooker and hob, electric oven and hob, microwave, toaster, kettle, dishwasher, washing machine and tumble dryer, TVs and WiFi
  • Fuel, power and logs for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off-road parking for several cars to the rear
  • Front lawned garden and patio area with wooden patio set and rattan furniture, hot tub and barbecue
  • Sorry, no pets and no smoking
  • Shop and pub 1.3 miles
  • Note: The annexe property would be ideal for those with limited mobility Note - Check in time is 4pm and check out time is 10am

Note: This property has a refundable Good Housekeeping bond of £300.

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About the location


Helmsley 8 miles; Malton 8 miles; York 20 miles.

The pretty North Yorkshire village of Hovingham sits amidst the beautiful countryside of the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The village is a real gem, with a beck running down the high street, two excellent inns, a traditional village shop, a tea room and a bakery. There are excellent walking and cycling opportunities from the village itself, as well as easy access to the beautiful National Park. The stately home and gardens of Castle Howard are just 4 miles away, and the market towns of Malton and Helmsley are 8 miles away. Historic York and the attractions of the East Coast are further afield but well worth the trip!

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas
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