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The pretty North Yorkshire village of Claxton is just eight miles from York city centre, yet set in unspoilt rural countryside, making it the perfect place for a romantic retreat or family holiday.

Visit York city centre and explore the wonders of this ancient city to discover the area's rich history. York Minster is one of the world's most stunning cathedrals, and an afternoon exploring the cathedral and viewing the interactive galleries in The Orb is time well spent.

Don't miss the chance to wander around the city's original fortifications. The medieval walls extend for 2.5 miles, so bring your comfy shoes. There are plenty of museums and galleries to check out, or head for The Shambles for a spot of shopping and afternoon tea. This traditional medieval street is home to some of the city's finest jewellery boutiques.

Back in Claxton, you'll enjoy the opportunity to experience the great outdoors, with a number of walking and cycling trails right on your doorstep. For days out go east to the Yorkshire coast or north into the North York Moors, which is within comfortable reach on main roads. Afterwards head back to your holiday cottage to whip up a delicious meal - whether you're cosying up for a romantic night in or feeding the family, you'll enjoy your stay here.

So search Claxton holiday cottages today to make sure you discover all that this unspoilt corner of North Yorkshire has to offer.

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A meandering stream trickles through the stunning landscaped gardens of this 150-year-old detached farmhouse. Nestling in the sleepy hamlet of Barmby Moor (there may be some noise from farm traffic) and set in its own grounds, the property also boasts an outdoor swimming pool and outdoor 6-seater hot tub. Just under a mile away lies Allerthorpe Common which offers wonderful walks and picnic areas amidst thousands of well kept acres of land. This truly is the perfect holiday location for getting away from it all or discovering local culture.
Scattered amongst the spectacular countryside are many picturesque villages and ancient market towns such as Pocklington, Howden and Driffield. Beverley, capital of the Wolds, is home to a beautiful Gothic minster, old buildings and a racecourse. Described as a jewel waiting to be discovered, the Yorkshire Wolds boast countless villages, ancient inns and historic houses. Burnby Hall Gardens, Burton Agnes Hall and Burton Constable are all close by. Three miles away in Barmby Moor, the Wolds Gliding Club offers trial flights all year round.
Four miles away is the Buddhist Centre at the wonderful Georgian mansion of Kilnwick Percy Hall, which offers lessons and courses in meditation. Aircraft enthusiasts are spoilt for choice with the Real Aeroplane Museum (Selby, 25 miles) where a magnificent Hawker Hurricane and P-51 Mustang can be seen, and the Yorkshire Air Museum (Elvington, 5 miles) with a superb collection of pre- and post-WWII aircraft. The ancient walled city of York is only 12 miles away, and boasts plenty of attractions for all the family, including the Castle Museum, York Dungeons, National Railway Museum, York Racecourse and the famous Jorvik Viking Centre. Golf, fishing and gliding are all available locally. Shops 1 mile.

Beamed living room with open fire and large bay window. Sitting room with large bay window. Steps down to dining room with exposed stone wall. Spacious beamed well-equipped farmhouse-style kitchen with ceramic-tiled floor. Shower room leading to utility. Cloakroom with toilet. First floor: Two double bedrooms, each with 5ft iron bed. Double bedroom with beamed ceiling. Two twin bedrooms. Bathroom with over-bath shower and toilet. Bathroom with toilet. Steep narrow stairs to second floor: Double bedroom and twin bedroom, each with low sloping ceiling, wooden floors and wash basin.

  • Open fire - fuel available locally
  • electricity, oil central heating, bed linen and towels included
  • Small fold-up bed available (for +1 by prior arrangement)
  • Cot
  • H/chair
  • Two TVs (one satellite)
  • DVD
  • CD
  • microwave
  • Washing machine
  • tumble dryer
  • dishwasher
  • Drinks cooler
  • Freezer
  • Telephone - incoming calls only
  • Large gardens with patio and furniture
  • Ample parking
  • Carport (for 3 cars)
  • Cycle store
  • Outdoor swimming pool (25ft x 14ft, depth range 3ft to 10ft) with Roman steps available May - October
  • Outdoor 6-seater hot tub
  • No smoking
  • Friday to Friday
  • NB: Stream and sloping banks in garden

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