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Tranquil Luxury Country Retreat. Log Burner & Lovely Views of N Yorkshire Moors

Bedrooms 2
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Beautiful 2 Bed & 2 Bath Garden Cottage- Newly furnished to a very high standard

Garden Cottage forms part of a beautiful detached 200 year old grade II listed farmhouse, situated in the tiny hidden hamlet of Little Habton, Malton, North Yorkshire. Our cottage makes an ideal base to explore from; just 10 minutes from the historic market towns of Malton, Pickering, Kirkbymoorside, Helmsley and a stones throw away from Castle Howard.

Overlooking beautiful gardens, and with views of the North Yorkshire Moors, Garden Cottage has been furnished to a high standard with 2 en suite bedrooms, spacious sitting room with a log burner for those cozy winter nights in, and an elegant shaker kitchen with granite worktops and all the mod cons. There's an enclosed garden with garden furniture for those lovely summer evenings, and alfresco dining... In fact it’s quite a sun trap.

There are numerous walks and cycling trails, which can be found in the surrounding area of the Howardian Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, and close by are several renowned country pubs, including The Black Swan at Olstead and The Star, Harome, both of which have Michelin Stars. There is also an abundance of excellent traditional pubs in the area where visitors can sample real ales and generous Yorkshire hospitality.

Castle Howard is just 5 miles away, a magnificent 18th century historic house (film and TV location for Brideshead & more) with art collections, concerts, and a range of interesting events, woodland and riverside walks, a restaurant and farm shop. The ancient city of York (40 minutes) is easily accessible and here visitors can wander along the cobbled streets, admire the ancient architecture, walk along the city walls and cruise along the River Ouse. Visit the beautiful Minster, the National Railway Museum and the Viking Centre or just enjoy al fresco dining by the riverside and watch the world go by. It is also home to an exciting racecourse at the Knavesmire. Visit abbey ruins at Kirkham Priory and Rievaulx, and National Trust houses at Beningbrough and Nunnington Hall or explore the quaint market towns of Malton, Easingwold, Pickering and Helmsley. The North Yorkshire Moors including the Steam Railway, The Dales and the traditional coastal towns of Scarborough, Whitby and Filey are all within an hour’s drive. There’s also good public transport on hand.

We welcome children aged 5 years and over.

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Lucy Haxton
Member since: 2016
Speaks English
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
18 August, 2018

About Lucy Haxton

James and I live next door to Garden Cottage, with our 2 dogs Molly and Bumble. James is a property developer and i work in property rentals.

Lucy Haxton purchased this cottage in 2009

Why Lucy Haxton chose Malton

We fell in love with Habton House as soon as we saw it, it's a beautiful property in a very peaceful secluded location, yet it's not too far from civilisation! We moved here in 2009 and we renovated the house initially as a 3 bedroom B&B and latterly as a 2 bed holiday cottage.

What makes this cottage unique

Lovely countryside, peace and quiet, a very homely comfortable cottage with everything you could wish for (we hope!!).


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in Malton in Amotherby

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Romantic
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Twin en suite - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Double en suite - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathrooms have underfloor heating, rain head showers and are finished to a high spec.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Twin Room - 2 Single Bed , Can be made as a superking by prior request
    Double Room - 1 Double Bed
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • mountain biking
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Tranquil Luxury Country Retreat. Log Burner & Lovely Views of N Yorkshire Moors
average rating of 4.875 based on 24 reviews

Absolutely stunning

  • 5 of 5

What an absolutely lovely stay me and my family had. The cottage is situated in beautiful surroundings and we were able to take a walk and pick apples, pears and plums from the trees. It was so quiet which makes a change from our home in Saltburn. Upon arrival we were met by Bumble the dog, who was gorgeous, and Lucy had provided a lovely welcome basket with fresh eggs, milk, homemade marmalade, bread and fresh coffee - a very lovely thought. So close to Eden Camp and Flamingoland, as well as other attractions. We would absolutely stay here again, in fact I would live here! Thanks so much for a wonderful break.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: August 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your lovely review. We're really pleased you enjoyed the cottage and your stay. Very nice to meet you and hope to see you again.
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Great country cottage on a working farm. Wonderful experience.

  • 5 of 5

Driving up to the property is visually stunning, embraced by a working farm generates a country feel. Well presented and very clean, ample living area and kitchen. Upstairs the bedrooms are of good size and separate bathrooms. Looking out the windows and watching the odd squirrel run about and listening to the sound of the abundant bird life brought the country experience to life. Wonderful. Thanks..

  • Review Submitted: 27-Jun-2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property in idyllic situation

  • 5 of 5

Would recommend this to anyone, really relaxing break. Property renovated beautifully , with high spec features, although maintaining cosy cottage feel.

Recommend bring your bikes- a little off the main road and especially if you wish a pint. But equally centrally placed if you want to visit north York's towns and villages

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful location, amazing cottage, would certainly recommend

  • 5 of 5

The perfect place to stay, quiet, fab location, back to a Yorkshire soon

  • Review Submitted: 11-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you. Really pleased you enjoyed your stay. Lovely to meet you.
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Idyllic spot in the beautiful countryside

  • 5 of 5

The owners have done this property to a very high standard with attention to detail and all your needs are catered for. We spent a long weekend in the property with friends and will certainly be returning. My only criticism is that there aren't really any walks from the property but that said everything else was perfect including the weather!

  • Review Submitted: 09-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A happy week in a lovely cottage

  • 5 of 5

Habton House Garden Cottage is a lovely place with everything that we needed for a very happy week. The location is quiet and peaceful although close to all the local attractions. The cottage itself is very well appointed, nothing missing that we could think of. It is certainly a place to visit again, and again.

  • Review Submitted: 08-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review, we're delighted you enjoyed your stay in our cottage and hope to meet you again.
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Nearest Airport
55 Miles
Leeds Bradford Airport
Nearest Ferry
45 Miles
Nearest Golf
6.5 Miles
Nearest Train
5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
The Grapes, Great Habton
Nearest Beach
25 Miles
Scarborough or Cayton Bay
Car: recommended

The North Yorkshire Moors Railway, which runs from Pickering (6 mile drive). Pay a visit to the well known station, Goathland, home of Aidensfield in 'Heartbeat' and as the bewitching 'Hogsmeade' in the first Harry Potter film! Stay on for the full 18 mile trip to Whitby and enjoy fish and chips by the seaside!

Eden Camp, which is an award winning Second World War Museum, occupying a former prisoner-of-war camp of 33 huts, and just 3 miles away from Habton House.

Flamingo Land is Yorkshire's ultimate Theme Park attraction & the UK's most visited Zoo. Just 3.5 miles from Habton House.


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Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.