“This is a delightful cottage in a stunning, rural setting. The cottage was very comfortable and had everything we needed to enjoy a relaxed and perfect retreat. Surrounding areas were wonderful for walks . Would definitely return again!”
Joy's reviewsAs a host (16)
“This is a lovely cozy, quaint little cottage. It provided a great getaway and a place to relax and enjoy nature. The cottage has a real cottage feel and we loved the ducks and pond straight outside the window. We had all we needed for a pleasant stay that consisted of cooking, walking and relaxing with a book in front of the lovely log fire. The people. and dogs, around the village were very friendly! It was absolutely lovely in winter but, I think, it might be even better in summer! We would definitely like to return again.”
“A perfect and peaceful few days in a picture perfect setting..... enjoyed every minute, thank you so much for this wonderful stay! ”
“A little piece of heaven in a great location and Joy was a total joy to communicate with. Thank you for everything!”
“If you have not been to Yorkshire or to this house/village before, prepare to fall in love! Your experience starts with Joy, who is a wonderful and warm hostess and makes you feel welcome from the get-go. Then the house . . . this is a picture-perfect cottage on the green in a charming village. All the classic elements are there: roses climbing up the front, a cottage garden in the back, a small yet perfectly formed house with a private backyard and a view of magnificent, centuries-old trees out front on the green. The house has the right balance of good taste in the décor and cozy, comfortable personal touches that makes you feel you are lucky enough to be staying in a friend’s home rather than an anonymous commercial rental. All the conveniences: dishwasher, oven, washer, stove in a light-filled kitchen overlooking the garden. Love the rolltop tub in the bathroom where you can have a decadent soak while looking at the tops of trees (you are not overlooked so there is a leafy view out the bathroom window to neighboring trees.) And what could be more convenient than having a charming pub right next door? There is so much to do in the area, from walks (just cross the green and head off into the countryside if you want an easy walk) in nearby woods or drive to the ruggedly beautiful coast for cliff walks, or park your car at the foot of the Humber Bridge and walk across for an unusual blend of long views of the river and shore with close-up of the engineering of the ties and bolts and structure of the bridge. Really interesting. There are loads of beaches nearby and charming towns – Robin’s Hood Bay, Whitby and wide open coast and countryside that just makes your soul want to sing! Others commented on lack of mobile phone coverage but I didn’t have any problem. Shopping is easy at Beverley – a short drive away and worth a visit as well. I didn’t want to leave! Highly recommended. ”
“We had a really lovely stay at Joy's cosy cottage in East Riding. The cottage is very sweet and has a lovely homely atmosphere. Particularly enjoyed sitting in the cottage garden with a glass of wine or two. It is in a stunning location - an idyllic remote country village with beautiful walks and a fabulous local pub. Joy was a pleasure to communicate with and we were very pleased that we managed to meet her at the Pub and enjoy a drink together in the garden. We visited York which was wonderful. Our daughter loved the Harry Potter feel. Thank you Joy - we hope to visit again. ”
“We had a wonderful experience staying in a old world commons english village. The house was well located for travel in surrounding Yorkshire countryside. Joy and Brian were great hosts and made our English holiday wonderful. Terry and Christine”
“We had a wonderful week at Willow Cottage in Bishop Burton. The cottage is cosy and quaint in a peaceful rural setting, it has a very relaxing home feeling with a nice village pub next door. Joy the owner welcomed us there and put us at ease showing us around. We highly recommend it to anyone wishing to get away from it all, it just a perfect location, The pictures do not do the place justice. Thanks Joy.”
“We had a wonderful time! Kind and helpful hosts, much attention to detail, bus stop one minute away, cosy and comfortable property. Thank you so much! We would love another stay there sometime. Nearby Beverley is charming and the local pub does amazing deserts!”
“Joy was a delight, good communication and easy to deal with. The cottage is very cute in a nice central location with a delightful back garden. I had two young children with me so one day was spent at the Deep in Hull and the other in Scarborough which the kids enjoyed. They also enjoyed the many toys left at the cottage. An enjoyable stay all round. Thanks for hosting.”
“Incredible location near Beverley, in the middle of East Yorkshire, so peaceful, perfect to do one day trips to York, beaches... We love the garden, the house is full of toys, our child enjoy so much. Joy and Bryan are marvellous, they help us in everything. We recommend it.”
“such a sweet little cottage and Joy and her mum very helpful”
“The location in the centre of a picture postcard village is great. The bus stop is 30 sec walk with hourly buses to Hull and York, mean you don't need a car to stay here. I took my hire car back once I'd done the distant trips to Whitby and Harrogate. Walkington, which is 2 miles away has a decent village shop and three pubs , two of which serve food. Beverley the supermarkets are 3 miles away and this is one of the best market towns in the UK with loads of great places to eat. We have explored the East Riding and North Riding and there is enough to do for three weeks. Joy is an easy going host and a delight to deal with. Local shop and post office and the Alisadora food is low cost and reasonable. The Cottage The kitchen in the cottage has up to date appliances and great views over open paddock . The cottage is quite and peaceful has a walled garden for privacy would be great for bbq if the weather had been kinder to us. Beds are confortable and the bathroom is small but well fitted out. This was a perfect vacation cottage and I'm sure I'll be back in the future . The village is great with quite rural lanes for an early morning walk . Burton Bushes are a 2min drive and on a sunny morning there is nothing quite like the Westwood with it's free range cattle. Burton Bushes are ancient woodland covering 40 acres with lots of paths , it is possible to walk from the cottage to this woodland in less than 15 min. Loved It ! ”
“We had such a lovely time in Joys wee cottage. Warm, cosy & comfortable, we didn't want for anything and Joy left us some wee treats to get us started. A pleasure to deal with, Joy met up with us on our arrival and made us feel at home instantly. What a lovely village the cottage is in. We started everyday feeding the ducks in the pond which was just a stroll away, as was the pub where we finished most of our days with a wee drink. Nearby Beverley is beautiful, full of lovely shops and restaurants and we would highly recommend the Pipe and Glass a nearby restaurant and pub. So many wee villages with unique shops and antique markets etc. Hull is a short drive and York a little further. Hornsea and Bridlington too, not too far away. We would love to return one day so much more to see. Thank you!”
“We had a lovely experience and found the neighbours as lovely as everyone involved in the house swap. Yorkshire is full of friendly people, but we have made special connections with the house owner and her family. They all went out of their way to make us welcome and we loved being there. The only major hiccough was not their fault but due to Beltel's inadequacy so phone calls were awkward and mobile reception is poor. The daily visit by a mother duck and her ducklings made Joy's description absolutely real, and the village is a pretty one, filled with history. We also went twice to the local pub for meals and the two little girls (aged 1 and 3) were delighted by it. They also loved having cows nearby as went for walks and there is a lovely small children's park nearby. The house is small but the garden a charming place overlooking a field and a good place for picnic lunches. We soon got the hang of the induction stove and got as far as baking muffins, too. We can thoroughly recommend this small place with a big heart and Joy was a wonderful hostess, supported by her family who helped to mae the visit special. Thank you to all.”
“What a wonderful part of the world and a great place to stay. We had such an enjoyable stay that we would like to come back next year! so much unfinished business in that part of the world. Still have places to see. The cottage exceeded all our expectations and suited our needs perfectly. we did not want for anything. A lovely way to experience village life in Yorkshire, but so much more to see on the doorstep. Highly recommended. Whilst we didn't meet with Joy (we were greeted by her brother as she was overseas too), through our communications it was though we had known her forever. Maybe next time we can catch up. All the best. Carole & Tom”
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