Ideally located in a charming Yorkshire village with easy access to the North Yorks National Park, the stunning coast and the Roman city of York, this cottage is an ideal base to enjoy everything that God’s Own Country can offer.
An appealing cottage set in the rolling Yorkshire Wolds countryside on the edge of the Howardian Hills.
In a charming village affording easy access to the North Yorks National Park, the coast and York itself, this cottage is an ideal base to enjoy everything that God’s Own Country can offer.
An appealing cottage set in rolling Yorkshire Wolds countryside on the edge of the Howardian Hills.
Royland Cottage is a delightful, dog-friendly bolthole which has achieved a Visit England Gold Award for its exceptional quality and detail – which is evident in every thoughtful touch.
Across three floors there is plenty of living space to suit gatherings of friends or family. Enhancing the convivial atmosphere, a light, airy dining-and-kitchen space opens out to the garden through large, bi-fold doors. Sunny afternoons might be spent relaxing on the patio or enjoying a barbeque whilst watching local teams compete on the bowling green at the garden’s rear. On inclement days, a warming log-burner in the lounge will provide a cosy escape as you play games or watch television.
The three well-appointed bedrooms are on the first and second floors accessed by the original steep cottage stairs. The mixture of twin and double rooms offer flexibility as well as comfort with plenty of storage available for long staying guests. Glorious village and countryside views abound from each room.
Countryside and nature-lovers will be thrilled at the multitude of trails and bridleways accessible right from Royland Cottage’s doorstep, while art aficionados can enjoy exploring local landscapes which inspired David Hockney or seek out local works by renowned wildlife artist Robert Fuller in his gallery just five minutes away.
For those of a culinary inclination, the area contains an abundance of good pubs and restaurants as well as a wonderful selection of farm shops, country markets and artisan food producers.
A good village pub is just a stroll away from the cottage, meanwhile, and you can feed the residents of a picturesque duck pond en route. More extensive amenities can be found in the historic town of Pocklington, which is only a 15-minute drive from the cottage and has a wonderful arts centre with many live events alongside world class exhibitions and workshops.
Access through the side of the property into the open plan kitchen dining area.
Open plan kitchen dining area comprising:
Kitchen with four-ring electric hob, electric oven, microwave, filter coffee machine, dishwasher, fridge/ freezer and washer / dryer.
Large oak dining table to seat six guests with Smart TV.
Cloakroom with basin and WC
Sitting room with two 3-seater sofas, two armchairs, woodburning stove (supply of logs provided) and Smart TV.
Hallway with front door access to the front garden. Stairs to the first floor.
**Please note that these flights of stairs are steep**
Bedroom one with double bed, bedside tables, freestanding cupboard with space for hanging and additional shelving.
Family Bathroom with bath and overhead shower with rainforest head and separate mixer, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Bedroom two with 2'6" twin beds, bedside tables, freestanding cupboard with space for hanging and additional shelving.
En suite shower room with walk-in shower, heated towel rail, basin and WC.
Stairs to the second floor.
Bedroom three with double bed, bedside tables, built in wardrobes and shelving.
**Please note that there is restricted headroom to the sides of this bedroom**
The cottage has a fully enclosed rear garden with a patio and small lawned area which overlooks the village bowling green. There is an outside dining table and chairs for six with a gas barbecue also provided.
There is a useful shed which can be used for storage of bikes, golf clubs etc
There is ample parking for up to three cars on the gravelled driveway.
Babies & Children
A travel cot and highchair can be provided on request.
**Please note that the property has one set of steep stairs and children should be supervised when using them.**
One well-behaved dog is welcome. Dogs must be kept to the ground floor and are not allowed on the furniture. The garden is fully enclosed for the safety of dogs.
The beds feature high-quality linen with hollowfibre duvets and pillows.
Towels are provided along with a hairdryer in each bedroom and a selection of guest toiletries in the bathrooms.
Wi-Fi & Mobile Coverage
The cottage has Wi-Fi. Mobile reception is good on most networks.
Electric heating throughout with individual controls for each radiator. There is a wood burning stove in the lounge with logs provided.
Royland Cottage is semi-detached and sits set back from the main road leading through the village.
There is low-level fencing to the side and rear of the cottage.
The small village of North Dalton is perfectly positioned to enjoy everything that the Yorkshire Wolds can offer. Set amid glorious countryside – think rolling hills and picture-perfect villages – it’s in easy reach of the Howardian Hills (a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), the Yorkshire coast and the North York Moors National Park.
Just a short, 15-minute drive will take you to the charming market town of Pocklington, home to a diverse range of shops and supermarkets along with a vibrant arts and restaurant scene. While visiting Pocklington, Burnby Hall Gardens is definitely worth a visit: Europe’s largest water-lily collection awaits in its lakes.
Thirty minutes from the cottage, Fraisthorpe Beach’s beautiful sands are perfect for both families and four-legged friends. Why not take a gentle stroll at the water’s edge or dive into some coastal activities such as kitesurfing, windsurfing or even kite-buggying along the beach? Set a few metres from the sands, the rustic-yet-contemporary Cow Shed tea shop offers a wide variety of seasonal produce on their menu as well as daily homemade cakes and panoramic views of the beach and Flamborough’s coastline beyond.
Both within 20 miles, York and Malton are also within easy reach of Royland Cottage and equally deserving of a day-trip. The world-famous former is a vibrant city with ancient Roman walls and a Viking past around its incomparable York Minster church. Stroll through the Snickelways’ alleys and ‘ginnels’ to reach the famous Shambles, which has featured in novels and films such as Harry Potter. Considered to be Yorkshire’s foodie capital, Malton hosts culinary events all year round including a monthly artisan food market and summer’s Food Lovers’ Festival, a three-day extravaganza celebrating the county’s finest produce and cooking.
This area is wonderful to explore on foot. With the Yorkshire Wolds Way on Royland Cottage’s doorstep, why not devote some time to exploring an 80-mile route considered to be one of the UK’s finest National Trails? Wending its way through some of the most tranquil and gentle countryside in England, it’s an ideal path for all the family to enjoy.
Also accessible from the village, The Minster Way is a 50-mile trail between the two famous medieval Minster churches of Beverley and York via farmland and the chalkland hills of the Yorkshire Wolds. Speaking of which, walkers looking for a slightly more challenging route are directed to The Chalkland Way. Passing through nearby Huggate, this is a 40-mile circular which encompasses a series of pretty Yorkshire villages such as Givendale, Thixendale and Wetwang.
This wouldn’t be a holiday without the occasional meal out and, fortunately, there’s no shortage of excellent local gastropubs and restaurants to choose from. For the finest Yorkshire dining, book a table at the Michelin-starred Pipe & Glass, just ten minutes from North Dalton, or head to York’s Star Inn the City and while away an afternoon on its sunny riverside terrace by the city walls. While there, you should also wander down the charming Fossgate, which is crammed with foodie offerings from every global corner.
Malton’s renowned markets offer delicious local produce and mouth-watering delights from a range of artisan stalls, supported by excellent delicatessens. Extremely popular with all those who care about where their food is sourced, the main market is loved by foodie visitors, chefs and keen amateur cooks alike.
Golfers are spoilt for choice, with the several courses within a 30-minute drive including Kilnwick Percy Golf Club , with its panoramic vistas, and Driffield Golf Club, a beautiful parkland venue ripe with water hazards. Links lovers can travel a little further to Flamborough Head Golf Club or Whitby Golf Club, enjoying stunning views of the Yorkshire coastline as well as the challenging courses.
Stately Homes & Gardens
Headlining the variety of stately homes and gardens within easy reach of North Dalton is Castle Howard, which is best known as the setting of Brideshead Revisited’s award-winning TV production. Its estate offers a wide range of attractions and activities for the whole family including exhibitions and art displays, a treetop adventure playground, a wonderfully-diverse 1000 acres of parkland to discover and major festivals (such as summertime Proms) throughout the year.
Scampston Hall & Walled Gardens and Burton Agnes Hall also merit a visit during your holiday at Royland Cottage. The former’s Capability Brown-designed parkland affords beautiful walks and glorious views out to the rising Wolds, and hosts a fun-filled nature trail for younger children. Burton Agnes’s own walled garden of contains many thousands of plant species amid herbaceous borders, a jungle area and a yew maze.
- One dog is welcome
- Typical arrival day: Mondays and Fridays
- Arrival time: 4pm
- Departure time: 9.30am
"The lovely garden overlooking the village bowling green is a perfect spot to relax and enjoy a BBQ after a day exploring the Yorkshire Wolds."Lauraine, Crabtree & Crabtree