Folly Cottage ref: UK32004

Elmswell, near Driffield, York & Vale of York

4 Stars



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  • Detached Property 
  • Garden / Patio 
  • Golf nearby 
  • Pets – no charge 
  • Rural Location 
  • Woodburning Stove 
  • Decorated at Christmas 
  • WiFi 
  • Washing Machine 
  • Newly Listed Property 
  • Hot Tubs - Private 
  • Parking - On Site 
  • Shower Cubicle 


Surrounded by a wonderful garden overlooking the rolling fields with a neighbouring walking path ready to lead you out to explore. This detached cottage has a private hot tub, where you can relax amongst the bubbles taking in the scenery. Folly Cottage was named due to its whimsical garden, with dragons, fairies and other mystical stone creatures adorning the grounds. The garden has been landscaped so that there are secluded areas to discover, making this a fun and charming place to visit. The views from the garden are picturesque, with the landscape stretching out into the distance. This is a very peaceful location, where you can take each day at your own pace.

Inside, the property has been beautifully furnished with your comfort in mind and the living room comes complete with a wood burner. The large open plan kitchen with dining area is bathed in light from all the windows and overlooks the garden. Also on the ground floor are two bedrooms, a twin with en-suite facilities, and a double, plus there’s the main bathroom. Upstairs in the eaves is a beautiful snug, with comfortable seating on the two sofa beds. The hot tub outside has its own summerhouse which can be used as a changing room and is equipped with dressing gowns. The owners have taken time to put in lots of little personal touches to enhance your stay.

There are many beautiful walking trails across the Wolds nearby, plus many attractions, ideal for a day out. You are less than 30 minutes from the beaches at Bridlington or Skipsea. Further up the coast are the dramatic cliffs and iconic lighthouse at Flamborough with the RSPB reserve of neighbouring Bempton. There is also the stately homes of Burton Agnes Hall, Sewerby Hall, Burton Constable Hall and Sledmere House just a short drive away. The historic town of Beverley is nearby, known for its beautiful minster, as well as the Beverley racecourse where you can enjoy a flutter in the summer. For children, visit Bridlington’s Animal Park or the Candy Kkingdom, as well as a traditional day out at the seaside enjoying the funfair on the seafront, riding the land train and enjoying an ice cream on the beach.

This cottage warmly welcomes your well behaved pet. Dogs will adore the location and after a day of romping through the countryside they have the garden to explore. A beautiful cottage and a great choice for couples looking for a romantic getaway, as well as family and friends planning a trip to remember. Beach 15 miles. Shop, pub and restaurant 2½ miles.

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Accommodation details

Ground floor

Living room: With wood burner and TV.
Kitchen/dining room: With electric oven, electric hob, microwave and fridge/freezer.
Utility room: With washing machine.
Bedroom 1: With double bed and en-suite with shower cubicle and toilet.
Bedroom 2: With twin beds.
Bathroom: With bath, shower attachment and toilet.

First floor

Snug: With 2 sofa beds (under eaves).

Second floor

Third floor

Fourth floor


Oil central heating, electricity, bed linen, towels and Wi-Fi included. Initial logs for wood burner included. Welcome pack.


Lawned garden with garden furniture and summerhouse. Hot tub for 5 (private). Private parking for 4 cars. No smoking.
  • Nearest town
  • Shops
    2.4 miles
  • Distance
    2.4 miles
  • Restaurant
    2.4 miles
  • Nearest railway station
  • Pub
    2.5 miles
  • Railway station distance
    3 miles
  • Lake

About the local area

A thrilling cultural haven surrounded by sublime rolling countryside, York is a popular destination for couples seeking a romantic getaway or families looking for something to suit all ages and interests. With history dating back to 71AD, York is an exquisite mix of old and new.

With charming cobbled streets and stunning architecture as well as the incredible York Minster dominating the skyline, there is so much to delight.

Away from the world class museums such as the Jorvik Viking Centre and the National Railway Museum, there are numerous events and festivals that combine to make the city one of the most exciting in Europe.

A place of exciting contrasts, York has a vibrant caf� culture with talented street entertainers on show, or one may prefer to relax in a heritage tavern or stylish riverside bar.

As a base for exploring the wider area, York is an ideal starting point as it is centrally located in the the Vale of York. North of the city, one will find the charming traditional market towns of Easingwold, Thirsk, Northallerton, Ripon and Bedale, each with its own distinctive features, all welcoming.

The Vale of York is easily explored on foot or by bike. At Sutton Bank on the edge of the Hambleton Hills, the vale spreads out below with the Yorkshire Dales rising up in the distance and a lush green view that stretches for miles, including the White Horse carved in chalk on the hillside. Wildlife enthusiasts will be overwhelmed with variety on offer at the stunning Lake Gormire.

Things to do nearby

F1 Racing

Located on the York's only Leisure Park at Monks Cross F1 racing offers high quality F1 Premier karting in the only indoor venue in North Yorkshire. Refreshments are also available on site.

DIG - An Archaeological Adventure

Owned by the same archaeologists who discovered the Viking-Age City and created JORVIK Viking Centre, DIG offers you a unique archaeological adventure to get you on your way to becoming a real archaeologist.

Castle Howard

An historic 18th century house with extensive collections, sweeping park lands and famous gardens. Outdoor tours, events, exhibitions and guides. Adventure playground, plant centre, farm shop and gift shop.

City Screen
City Screen

This unique cinema has been dubbed one of the finest in Europe. It comprises of three large screens showing both independent and mainstream films. The cinema also boasts a riverside caf�-bar, restaurant and nightly live music.

Barley Hall

Barley Hall is a stunning medieval townhouse, once home to the Priors of Nostell and the Mayor of York. Until the 1980's the house was hidden under the relatively modern facade of a derelict office block.

Follifoot Park Riding Centre

Situated on the outskirts of Harrogate offering riding tuition catering for all standards from absolute beginners to advanced riders.

Breezy Knees Gardens

Explore the 14 acres of gardens packed with over 6,000 different varieties of flowers, shrubs and trees. The gardens have been designed through careful successional planting to be at their best throughout the summer.

Clifford's Castle

Once a central stronghold of York Castle, the Tower has a turbulent past. It was at the heart of William the Conqueror's fearsome campaign to stamp out resistance in the north after his invasion in 1066.

The National Railway Museum

Home to the 'Flying Scotsman', visitors will discover the story of the train with three large galleries to explore and the only Bullet Train outside Japan.

York Minster

York Minster is the largest medieval Gothic Church north of the Alps. It is a prime example spanning from Roman remains in the foundations through its time as a Norman Church and of course the 250 year period it took to complete.

Fairfax House

Fairfax House is the finest Georgian townhouse in England. The house is owned by York Civic Trust who carried out major restoration work in the 1980s to return this magnificent building to its former glory.

Creepy Crawlies Adventure Play Park

Creepy Crawlies is a great place to spend a morning or afternoon with the children and, unlike the weather, the fun is guaranteed. York's premier children's adventure play park boasts almost 2 acres of challenging, imaginative and exciting indoor & outdoor activity areas.

Jorvik Viking Centre

The world famous Jorvik Viking Centre is a `must-see' for visitors to the city of York and is one of the most popular visitor attractions in the UK outside London. Everything in the Jorvik Viking Centre is based on the evidence unearthed at the site.

Beningbrough Hall and Gardens

This grand 1716 Georgian mansion, with impressive interior set in park and gardens makes a great day out for all the family. Explore the acres of gardens and wilderness in the play area, sample local produce in the restaurant and find out all about Georgian life.

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