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Judy Ruston

Member since: 2008
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Speaks English, French, Spanish

YORK selfcatering cottages &farmhouse B&B rural retreat,special escape - YORK. Curlew Cottage

18 Reviews
Bedrooms 1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday cottage in North Yorkshire - Thorganby Farm cottages & B&B

Country cottages sleep 2/4 (mobility L1 in Celandine) & Farmhouse B&B Near YORK

Single storey self- catering cottages, mobility L1 15/20 mins from YORK ,YORVIK. Peaceful rural retreat, with fantastic sunsets & starry nights. A SPECIAL escape,perfect for romantic breaks.Great base for exploring YORK & YORKSHIRE.Watch the wildlife on the river Derwent 'Wheldrake Ings' (Engilsh Nature SSI) .Enjoy great food at The Jefferson Arms, St, Vincents Inn or many other great eating places.Enjoy your own private garden listening to skylarks& watching local wildlife.Check out the lambs and chucks.This a country retreat off the beaten track but with excellent road links, close to all the attractions in and near York:Designer outlet,Gardens,Yorkshire Dales-Moors-Coast, Harrogate, Castle Howard, Beningbrough Hall, RHS - Harlow Carr Gardens, Harewood House, Historic Abbeys, and not forgetting the York National Railway Museum.York Maze,Selby Abbey,Hull ,The deep,Leeds Amouries,Whitby,Yorvik,York Minster,Elvington Air musem,Eden Camp.Plus a warm welcome.The cottages are full equipped and are home from home .Hard wired Wi FI. Private gardens with wide open areas too .Great open views towards the YORKSHIRE WOLDS.

Details for holiday cottage YORK. Curlew Cottage, 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, 1 Bathroom

Curlew Cottage: A single storey barn conversion(1850), which can cater for 2 to 4 people. The cottage is light and airy,with a good ambience. It is cosy and comfortable with everything you need. All the furniture is a good quality and new. It has a double bedroom (which can be a king or two single beds). In the living room is a large double sofa bed log burning stove and oriental carpet. The delightful bathroom has a bath with overhead shower and underfloor heating. The open plan kitchen /living /diner has original exposed beams and with French windows looking onto the patio and garden. The views from the cottage look east across the gardens and open farmland towards the Yorkshire Wolds.It catches the morning sun so you can breakfast alfresco and listen to the bird song. Bed and Breakfast available in the farmhouse.
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Judy Ruston (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks English, French, Spanish


based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

YORK. Curlew Cottage
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 18 reviews

fabulous cottage!

  • 5 of 5

This is a beautiful cottage in perfect, tranquil surroundings. Cottage has all mod cons, plus its own little garden to the front, leading onto owners garden surrounded by fields. Perfect for us as we wanted total relaxation. Thank you for an amazing week and we hope to be back at some point.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to know that you all enjoyed yourselves and thank you for your compliments.Hope to see you next year.
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Perfect cottage retreat

  • 5 of 5

My mother, two children and I have just returned from a delightful break at Curlew Cottage. On arrival we found the cottage to be spotlessly clean and tidy and there was a cake and coffee and tea for us to have, which we thought was a lovely welcome to the cottage. We found that there was everything you could possibly need there and it was set in a beautiful, peaceful place. Judy was a lovely person who was always happy to give advice of places which we could visit on our stay. It is in an ideal location and there is so much to see and do. We had a great time on the "bloody tour of York", the York maze was a good day out for the kids and the dungeons are worth a visit too. My children loved playing with Judy's dogs in the beautiful communal garden outside and have asked to go back for a holiday there again. We would recommend the cottage to anyone and hope to return again in future.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The perfect holiday

  • 5 of 5

This is the perfect location for exploring York, the Wolds, the Yorshire Moors and innumerable other wonderful places. The cottage is spacious and attractively furnished. Everything you could possibly need is provided for. Judy, the owner, is the best hostess you can think of: the first proof of that was the delicious homemade cake that welcomed us. Judy knows everything about any place you might want to visit and she happily shared her knowledge with us. Being a guitar freak I am particularly grateful to Judy, for she managed to persuade her son to lend me his guitar for the duration of our stay. This is to show that she goes out of her way to make her guests happy. We spent an unforgettable week at Curlew Cottage and we will certainly recommend it to all our friends. - and we will be back as soon as possible!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 15, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Seigbert for your lovely review ! It was a pleasure to meet you both and to know that you had a great time here in sunny Thorganby Farm Cottages &B&B York. There is so much to see & do ,abbeys, gardens,York,dales,wolds,moors ,coast it is a great spot.Thanks again.
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Fantastic getaway in Yorkshire!

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I just returned from two very relaxing and enjoyable weeks at Curlew Cottage, Thornganby, Yorkshire! The cottage was very well equipped with appliances but also kitchen utensils and dishes, everything worked very well.(which isn't always the case!).

Judy, the owner, was very welcoming and always ready with a suggestion of something else to see or visit, or to help with whatever we needed. The cottage was very clean, and the bed comfortable. Fresh milk, tea and a delicious walnut cake awaited us on our arrival!

We thoroughly enjoyed the local area as well as visiting the moors and dales of Yorkshire. York itself was very interesting and we did not begin to see everything that is available! We enjoyed visiting Selby, Harrogate, Whitby, Scarborough and Richmond which were all within easy driving time.

The Mason Arms in York has wonderful roast beef and Yorkshire pudding, while "Filmore and Union" and "Georgina's Café" in York provided tea and goodies repeatedly!

I would highly recommend the Thorganby Farm Cottages to anyone who wants a relaxing get-away within driving distance to activities for the whole family! We hope to go back!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 17, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Dan, I enjoyed meeting you both and I am delighted that you found the cottage up to your expections.The cottages are well placed for exploring York and all the lovely places in Yorkshire.I hope you return soon for another well earned rest.
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Comfy peaceful getaway near many attactions

  • 4 of 5

Met and welcomed by Judy the owner who lives in the farmhouse on site. great propery stayed 2 adults and our 2 children.

Property has a very acurate description, Judy gave us the option how to arrange th sleeping arrangements prior to arrival, we opted for the children to chare the bedroom and it was set up as twin beds. We opted for the sofabed which I have to say is the most comfortable one I've slept on to date!

There is a private courtyard outside the cottage, and a large communal garden out side of this which the children happliy played in wil the owners two friendly dogs.

There was milk in the fridge, tea coffe, sugar, cake, local eggs and some jam on arrival. Judy was full of knowledge of the local area.

We stayed for the Bank holiday weekend, visiting the Air musuem one day and eating our in the next village in the evening, travelled into York and visited Jorvik and the dungeons whilst there too, sadly the stay was too short we could have easliy visited the coast and many other attractions in the area - maybe next time!

Overall a lovely base to chill out and have some family time

  • Review Submitted: May 13, 2014
  • Date of Stay: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Julie thank you for your review and I am glad you had a chance to chill out.Hope to see you again in the near future. Judy
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It was a pleasure

  • 5 of 5

We are a Spanish couple with two small children (4 & 7). We stayed at Thorganby Farm Cottages for 10 days while we were trying to find long term acomodation in York. We found the cottage very well equipped, clean and nicely decorated. Internet was working without problems. The children loved playing in the garden and very much enjoyed the countryside. Judy was extremely friendly and very helpful all the time. It was a pleasure to enjoy these days in her cottage.

After the ten days we had to leave for a few days to another holiday acomodation because Judy´s cottages were previously booked, and she let us have our car rooftop cargo box full of our stuff in her premises for more than a week. The other accomodation we went in the surroundings of York was not half as good as Judy´s and we really missed being at Thorganby Farm Cottages.

I will definitely recommend this accomodation to family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 27, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your recommendation for Thorganby Farm Cottages.It was a pleasure to help you. I enjoyed meeting you all and wish you all the best for the future.Judy
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Nearest Airport
25 Miles
Doncaster - Robin Hood/ Leeds Bradford
Nearest Barpub
2 Kilometres
Jefferson Arms,Drovers Skipwith ,St Vincent's
Nearest Ferry
35 Miles
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Swallow Hall,The Oaks ,
Nearest Train
10 Miles
York/ Selby.
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
A19 ,A64 ,A1,M62 Jnct 37
Nearest Restaurant
3 Kilometres
Jefferson Arms,
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Whitby,Filey,Scarborough,Bempton RSPB Bridlington
Car: necessary

Located near the historic medieval walled city of York with its many attractions. Historic buildings, museums, and tourist attractions. Close to the Yorkshire Moors, Wolds and not too far from the east coast.

The property is located near two 'SSI's' (Wheldrake Ings & Skip with Common) and many RSPB birdwatching sites. The property is convenient for York University and DEFRA.

Golfing, Walking, Horse Riding, Tennis, Swimming, Fishing facilities are close at hand.

Other Activities: Bird watching/ gardens/ designer outlet/ historic sites/ museums/ river.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in York, North Yorkshire

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
27 May 2016 - 29 Sep 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £50

We recommend that you take out cancellation insurance to avoid losing your deposit. Short breaks available please contact owner for rates.There is a charge of £3 per dog per night.All breakages and damages must be paid for.The cottages must be left clean or a cleaning fee will be charged

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for YORK. Curlew Cottagein North Yorkshire in Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Away From It All
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Computer Available
  • Fireplace
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • Books
  • Books - Fiction / Non-fiction
  • Games
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Patio
  • 4 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • tennis
2 self catering cottages sleeping 2/4 persons plus there is farmhouse B&B .Rated 5* on trip advisor.Mobility level1 in Celandine cottage.Both cottages wheelchair accessible .Patio gardens are sun traps .Great base for exploring.Excellent pubs in village ,The Jefferson serves lovely food.A great secret escape, but close to York,Castle Howard,York moors,York railway museum,York Minister,Whitby,Yorkshire wolds.

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