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2 Pines Farm Cottages

Ulleskelf, Vale of York & Yorkshire Wolds (Ref. 4457)


Very good

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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/Washing machine Washing machine
  • Icon/Feature/Dishwasher Dishwasher
  • Icon/Feature/WiFi Broadband / WiFi

Reviews & Ratings

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46 Customer Reviews

  • "There was no mention in the property details that the access was on a mile long track which was full of pot holes and very bumpy, bad for suspension of any car."

    . We fully appreciated this is a working farm but the skylight windows in the lounge were filthy. The shower cubicle was very worn and the runners had not been cleaned adequately. The cottage was very well equipped, spacious and homely but we had paid appx. £1200 for 3 nights which was considerably more than other similar sized properties we had looked at and had assumed, therefore, this would provide more in terms of comfort. Very disappointing.

    Reviewed by SusanOct 2021

  • "Very spacious - my husband said he needed a bus within the property!"

    Great to have two bathrooms. Lovely views over the fields of sheep, cattle and horses. Nicely private and quiet. Great night sky.

    Reviewed by RosalynSep 2021

  • "The large Cottage was very very clean and well equipped, well situated so many things nearby."

    The best thing about the accommodation was the people who own it, all of them so nice and friendly but never interfering, they work hard on the farm. You must try the park and ride into York great service and cheaper than parking in the city. Good meal (Sunday Lunch) at the local pub - Superb meal at the White Horse in Church Fenton highly recommended. Would we return - 100% yes. Thanks for a welcoming and pleasant week. John & Hilary - Holmfirth

    Reviewed by JohnAug 2021

  • "We had a lovely stay."

    The cottage is very spacious. We stayed during harvest and it was great to see the farm working with very little noise disturbance. The family were very welcoming while being unobtrusive.

    Reviewed by IanAug 2021

  • "Fabulous cottage, with a really well thought out layout."

    It was clean, warm and cosy with everything we needed for our stay. The little garden is a real sun trap with beautiful views over the farm fields. Ideal for watching the birds and animals or stargazing. We found the owners friendly and thoughtful, all of which added up to a lovely holiday.

    Reviewed by EmmaMay 2021

  • "Our short stay was very comfortable and restful overall."

    We thought the description and information about the cottage was accurate and comprehensive, everything was provided for every eventuality. We were impressed with the cleanliness and the anti-virus measures. The farm activities were similar to the ones we are used to in this part of Dorset but for those unfamiliar such things might provided added interest, and bird watching Is good! The only things not up to scratch were the non-working fan and bathroom extractor- we wondered if that was an anti-covid device. Given the unusually hot and humid conditions they would have been useful but not critical to our comfort. We weren’t on holiday but Pines Farm is perfectly placed for all the attractions of West and North Yorkshire for those who are. We would happily recommend this property to anyone.

    Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2020

  • "Garden at rear of bungalow badly needs clearing of nettles."

    Not good for the toddlers in our party ! Loved the spacious interior which is well furnished, making our stay very comfortable. Water very unpleasant to drink , it seemed tainted with softener .

    Reviewed by DinahAug 2020

  • "The house is beautiful, very spacious."

    The surroundings are idyllic and it was fabulous to see the animals. The kitchen is very well equipped with everything you need, plus a double oven. The only negative we experienced was the double bed. It creaks a lot with the slightest movement and the mattress is very hard with creaking springs.

    Reviewed by MaureenJul 2020

  • "This is the ideal place for a secluded, quiet getaway."

    Unfortunately, due to the pandemic, I was forced to cut our plans short but we will definitely be back.

    Reviewed by DanMar 2020

  • "2 Pines Farm Cottages is a superb holiday cottage location and I would highly recommend it."

    The cottage was immaculate and the space and facilities were first class. The host went way beyond what I was expecting and even provided a Christmas tree and very tasty Christmas cake! Excellent value for money and my whole family really enjoyed the experience. We would have no hesitation returning to this cottage.

    Reviewed by PaulDec 2019

  • "Beautiful barn conversion away from anything on the edge of Ulleskelf."

    Loads of space and well furnished and equipped. Loved first morning when I opened my curtains to see a beautiful grey bullock gazing back at me from the barn! Road to access is very bumpy although attempts had been made to fill in potholes. Could do with a sign at the entrance as I thought we were driving into a field! Only real complaint would be that the beds are rather hard, which made sleeping tricky. Otherwise I would definitely recommend

    Reviewed by AnneDec 2019

  • "Lovely cottage, very spacious and clean."

    Well equipped and comfortable. Road leading to property is very bumpy and unmade so was a bit of a downside, but understand that it is a working farm and to have it improved would be a big job. Watching the cows from several of the windows was a bit hit with my 2 year old grandson.

    Reviewed by JillOct 2019

  • "Only complaints were the very extremely bumpy road up to the farm, and a vey noisy shower unit, apart from that an excellent holiday home, well suited to reach all attractions in an hour."

    Reviewed by KennethOct 2019

  • "Excellent cottage, well equipped and very peaceful."

    Reviewed by MartynSep 2019

  • "We were there with family, for a Wedding in York, which due to a taxi not arriving and road closures we missed."

    The owners of the property were so helpful, told us that there was a train from the next village. They went ahead to get someone to let us through the road closure, and let us follow them across the field. The property itself is spacious, is set in a peaceful location on a working farm. There is plenty of space so so you are not on top of each other. The kitchen is fabulous and a great space for family meals. We also discovered a cupboard with boardgames, a snakes and ladders tournament was a must. The cottage would not suit everyone, but if you like walks and peace, it's perfect. York is close by. FABULOUS HOLIDAY. xx We will be back

    Reviewed by GeoffreySep 2019

  • "Had a lovely holiday."

    Set on working farm so will not suit everyone but we loved it. Smell and all.

    Reviewed by SimonSep 2019

  • "Size of rooms, provision of cake!"

    Helpfulness of owner.

    Reviewed by LindaAug 2019

  • "A lovely cottage, clean and spacious, with everything you need."

    A peaceful location, great area with plenty to do. The owners were extremely helpful and pleasant and made our stay that bit extra special. Would fully recommend this cottage to others.

    Reviewed by MichaelJul 2019

  • "Great property, very clean!"

    Easy to find. Thank you for the cakes, they were a lovely touch!

    Reviewed by BeckyJun 2019

  • "A beautiful property in a quiet, secluded location surrounded by farmland."

    It was just what we needed for a break away. Hosts were attentive - lots of lovely touches in the house including little cakes on our arrival.

    Reviewed by ElisabethApr 2019

  • "What a beautiful cottage with wonderful facilities, close to visit a lot of places, also being able to watch the animals on the farm."

    Reviewed by SharonApr 2019

  • "The cottage was incredibly spacious, comfortable, and amazing value for money."

    Reviewed by SamuelMar 2019

  • "Very comfortable cottage on a working farm."

    The children loved seeing the cows from their bedroom window and watching ths farmer on his tractor. The cottage was lovely, spacious and very well equipped with items such as a dishwasher and a washing machine easily available. The welcoming treats, coffee/tea and a small pint of milk in the fridge led to a warm welcome after a long journey. Thank you for a wonderful week

    Reviewed by KayOct 2018

  • "The farm is a long way from the road but it did make it very quiet!"

    Ideally situated for so much to do in the area - York, Harrowgate, Leeds etc. Owner very helpful and welcoming and cottage spacious and well appointed. Very warm and cosy with a log burner too! We had a great time with our daughter and grandchildren .

    Reviewed by LynneOct 2018

  • "Apart from the cottage having everything one could need,we were greeted by a small tin of homemade cakes which was very welcome after our journey and the means for making tea and coffee."

    Wendy,the owner,came to say "hello" which was rather nice but what delighted us more was the fridge outside the farmhouse stocked with an array of homemade goodies,jam,lemon curd,pickled onions,chutney and of course lovely fresh eggs! It was a delight each morning to open the curtains and see the beautiful Limoson cattle and calves! As you can tell,we loved it and would recommend it highly.

    Reviewed by ValOct 2018

  • "The cottage was extremely comfortable and spotlessly clean."

    The owners were very friendly and made us feel welcome from the start. We also appreciated the little welcome package of tea, coffee, milk and little butterfly buns.

    Reviewed by GailSep 2018

  • "Lovely house and much bigger than it looks from the picture."

    Very warm and everything we needed. Only slight downside is the long bumpy track to the farm. Easy to use the Park and Ride to get into York where its free to park

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2018

  • "The cottage is very spacious and met all our needs as a party of six seniors."

    The proprietor and her family were very welcoming and helpful and if we had not seen the animals we would not have known it was a working farm. We were concerned when we saw an airfield close by but again we noted nothing that would have caused any problems to users of the cottages. I would have no hesitation in recommending Pine Farm Cottages to anyone, young or elderly parties can easily access the premises and without a doubt we will return again.

    Reviewed by ChristopherApr 2018

  • "This cottage was just lovely."

    Very well equipped and surprisingly spacious. We spent a cold and frosty long weekend there just before Christmas and we were very cosy and very warm all weekend. Thank you.

    Reviewed by P JDec 2017

  • "The cottage was larger and better equipped than we had expected."

    .plenty of room for 6 and a lovely rural location ,together with a very hospitable and helpful owner,really made our trip relaxing..really just PERFECT!!!!!Thankyou all......

    Reviewed by JoanSep 2016

  • "According to the description it mentioned noise from farm and army base/airport, staying there during summer holidays and harvest season we heard one to two days worth of noise and that was a charity event where people were wing walking on light, small private planes."

    We could not heard the farm noise at all. Holiday was excellent, our two year old loved the cows and tractors. Myself like the wildlife we saw. All of us enjoyed the beautiful very spacious accommodation and the lovely baked butterfly cakes that greeted us on arrival. In the cottage phone signal was up and down but this was not an issue possibly due to solar panels on the roof as outside it was fine.

    Reviewed by MathewAug 2016

  • "What a super barn conversion, there were only two of us, but we liked the space and having two double bedrooms was the point of renting this particular "cottage"."

    The cows were a delight so were the calves. This would be lovely in June, July and say August. It was great when we were there.

    Reviewed by ValerieApr 2016

  • "The accommodation was of a high standard and meant we had a relaxing holiday."

    Reviewed by NicholaOct 2015

  • "The cottage was clean, spacious and well equipped."

    My one year old son loved being able to see cows from his window.

    Reviewed by LukeSep 2015

  • "The cottage was well placed for York."

    It was very well equipped and spacious for all our needs.

    Reviewed by LindseyNov 2014

  • "The remote nature made it a very quiet location and very relaxing."

    The cottage was excellent throughout and we had a very enjoyable stay.

    Reviewed by StevenAug 2014

  • "A relaxing break on an interesting working farm."

    The cottage was immaculate and very well equipped. Would definitely stay here again if in this area.

    Reviewed by LorraineApr 2014

  • "Myself and daughter had a fabulous stay in this property."

    It was spacious and well equipped, and the owners were so attentive and helpful. I can highly recommend it.

    Reviewed by RebeccaNov 2013

  • "An excellent and spacious cottage."

    A great location to visit all that is on offer in Yorkshire.

    Reviewed by SusanAug 2013

  • "The cottage was lovely lots of space, welcoming people to greet you and very helpful."

    Reviewed by JenniMar 2013

  • "Very friendly and helpful, the home-made cakes are a lovely touch."

    Very spacious and clean accommodation. Two excellent bathrooms, having two TV's with children was really useful. Two lounge areas is useful.

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2012

  • "Warm welcome and fresh cakes baked for us on arrival."

    Great walk from the cottage. Fresh eggs in the morning. We had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by JaneDec 2011

  • "Great location to York and surrounding areas."

    Owner was very welcoming and at hand when needed. Accommodation was finished to a very high standard. Comfortable beds, great amenities, large spaces for entertaining, a superb stay. It made our university reunion a memory not to forget. The complimentary cake went down a treat too. Beautiful place to stay for a quiet retreat.

    Reviewed by KimNov 2011

  • "The bungalow was superbly maintained and the owners were very helpful."

    It suited our needs very well and we would use it again.

    Mrs HulmeNov 2011

  • "Our holiday was a touring holiday, but the cottage was so lovely we were tempted just to stay in and enjoy it."

    The best equipped holiday let I have ever stayed in. The owners are very friendly and there if you need them.

    Reviewed by AnnOct 2011

  • "This is a great place to have a holiday stay."

    We particularly liked sitting on the back patio and having the cows visit in the adjoining field! The cottage is very spacious and the kitchen is super up-to-date! The owners are lovely people and made us feel at home.

    Reviewed by KendaolSep 2011

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The property

Tadcaster 4 miles. A semi-detached, single-storey cottage, on the owners' arable and livestock farm 4 miles from Tadcaster.

Offering contemporary accommodation, this Tadcaster cottage has been individually styled with quality facilities, including a spacious farmhouse kitchen, a snug and a welcoming sitting room with woodburner.

With exposed ceiling spaces and Velux windows, this Tadcaster cottage offers a bright and cheery environment, with three delightful bedrooms and two first-class bathrooms; perfect to get together and spend quality time in this great touring base.

Outside this Tadcaster cottage there is a small enclosed garden, perfect for dining alfresco.

The area is packed with stately homes and historic monuments, including Castle Howard and Fountains Abbey.

Nearby Tadcaster boasts a wide variety of amenities.

With Ripon and York close by, this is a superb Tadcaster cottage base.

Note: Cottage is next to Ref. 4456, and together they sleep 10.


  • All ground floor. Three bedrooms: 1 x double, 2 x twin (one with zip/link, can be super king-size on request)
  • Bathroom with bath, shower over, basin & WC
  • Shower room with shower cubicle, basin & WC
  • Kitchen with dining area & snug with TV
  • Utility
  • Sitting room with woodburner.
  • Oil central heating with woodburner
  • Electric cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, washing machine,WIFI, dishwasher, 2 x TVs with Freeview, DVD,stereo/CD, books/games
  • Fuel, power & starter pack for woodburner inc. in rent
  • Extra wood available to purchase from owner
  • Bed linen & towels inc. in rent
  • Cot & highchair on request
  • Off road parking for 2 cars
  • Enclosed garden with furniture & BBQ
  • Sorry, no pets & no smoking
  • Shops & pubs 4 miles
  • Note: Farm activity increases during harvest (Jul, Aug, Oct, Nov)
  • Note: Cottage is close to RAF training base, some aircraft noise will be heard
  • Note: Cottages accessed via 1 mile long unmade farm track - drive slowly & with care
  • Note: No hen/stag

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About the location


York 10 miles; Harrogate 15 miles.

Tadcaster is an ancient market town, ideal as a base for touring the stunning countryside of both the North Yorkshire Moors and Yorkshire Dales National Parks. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy wonderful walks by the River Wharfe, as well as cycling, climbing, fishing, boating, golf or just sitting and taking in the tranquil atmosphere and beautiful scenery. The high quality Tadcaster water is drunk throughout the world in the famous beers which is brewed in the three breweries sited here. John Smith's was formed in 1758 and is one of the oldest breweries in the UK with regular and popular tours through the brewery. The fascinating, historic cathedral cities of Ripon and York are close by, plus the spa town of Harrogate, as are the great stately homes of Castle Howard and Harewood House, the Cistercian Abbeys of Fountains, Rievaulx and Jervaulx, and the castles of Middleham, Bolton and Richmond.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
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If your booking can't take place due to a COVID-19 lockdown in the UK or Ireland, you can request a change of date or receive a full rental charges refund.

Owners may request any evidence that they reasonably require before making a refund. Sykes Holiday Cottages is not agreeing to pay or guarantee any refund from the Owner to you under this Book with confidence.
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