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Holiday Cottage near Castle Howard

Holiday accommodation for York and the surrounding area

The Old Granary is a fully refurbished 2 bedroom cottage situated in the beautiful surroundings of the Howardian Hills and Castle Howard as well as being just 12 miles from historic York.

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The Old Granary, Barton-le-Willows, York YO60 7PD

  • Conveniently located so you can discover York and other tourist destinations in Yorkshire and the UK.
  • Fabulous large living room with dining area.
  • Stunning fully fitted kitchen with everything you require.
  • Brand new bathroom
  • Two generously sized bedrooms with the smaller bedroom situated on the ground floor.
  • The private bedroom upstairs has a beautiful Super King size bed and two large walk in wardrobes.
  • Guests staying for 5 days or longer will receive a complimentary local produce hamper upon arrival.
  • We can arrange for a private executive car (Mercedes E Class) for any transfers to and from any airports or train stations, collection from place of guests choice and also arrange day trips out as required. We have set up an account with a local company for this service. All transfers, journeys, additional costs, etc will be calculated by us and agreed with the client prior to booking. Please contact us via phone or email for further details.
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The cottage

Accommodates: 5
Bathrooms: 1
Bedrooms: 2
Beds: 3
Check-in: Anytime after 3pm
Check-out: 11am
Property type: House
Room type: Entire home
Self check-in: Lockbox
House rules

Speeping arrangements

Bedroom 1: Super-king size bed
Bedroom 2: 1 double bed, 1 single bed


Free parking on premises
Wireless internet
Family/kid friendly
High chair and travel cot provided
Indoor fireplace
We provide a variety of games and outside toys & games
Hair dryer
Laptop friendly workspace
Private entrance


Extra people: No charge
Cancellation: Moderate


  • Welcoming entrance area and hall with oak flooring and staircase leading up to the large private master bedroom which has the whole floor for itself. 

Living/ dining room

  • Large living room with dining area that can extend for up to 6 people.
  • Beautiful oak flooring throughout
  • 4 cottage windows with a new oak door out to the garden. 
  • Brand new Italian leather sofa and other brand new oak tables and comfy seating.
  • 40 inch Panasonic Full HD Smart TV with NETFLIX.
  • Fantastic bluetooth audio speaker and unlimited usage, super fast fibre optic broadband.


  • Large living room with dining area that can extend for up to 6 people.


  • Brand new bathroom with a gorgeous L shape bath for extra room to shower
  • All towels provided.

Master bedroom

  • Generously sized bedroom with brand new luxurious carpet.
  • Beautiful Super King size bed with luxurious Harrison beds mattress.
  • 2 large walk in wardrobes for all the storage space you will need for your stay.
  • Bedside tables with USB ports.
  • Beautiful dressing table and a padded sitting bench. 

Bedroom 2

  • Brand new luxurious carpet.
  • Situated on the ground floor
  • Can sleep up to 3 people.
  • Double bed as standard. 
  • Single bed.
  • Bedside tables with USB ports.


  • Large private mature garden to the rear of the property - mostly laid to lawn, with direct access from the living areas. 
  • Plenty of space in the garden for the kids to play around in.
  • Brand new sun patio with comfortable garden sofa and armchairs.
  • Additional patio area including new dining table and comfortable chairs with cushions and large sun parasol.
  • Barbecue provided.
  • Secure off-road parking for 2 cars

Interaction with guests

  • We will respect your privacy at all times and we wont bother you unless you need some help from us.
  • We want you to enjoy your stay as much as you can, but if you need any help we can be right there for you.

The area

  • York is only 10 to 15 minutes drive away. 
  • Malton is approximately 5 to 10 minutes away and then Pickering a further 10 minutes away which is situated on the edge of the North Yorkhire Moors.
  • You really are spoilt for choice for days out to the coast with Scarborough, Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay only 45 minutes drive away.
  • Castle Howard is situated 5 miles away from us and perfect for adults and kids.
  • These are only a few of the many things you have around you to enjoy in this beautiful part of the country.

Getting around

  • A car would be the best way to get around but we do have a bus that runs to York and Scarborough every hour and only 5 to 10 minutes walk to the bus stop.
  • The nearest train stations are in Malton and York.

House rules

- No smoking

- No pets

- No parties or events

- Please don't wear shoes in the bedrooms

- Please respect your neighbours

- Please close the driveway gates behind you each time on arrival and departure

Safety features

Smoke detector
Carbon monoxide detector
First aid kit
Fire extinguisher


The minimum night stay is variable
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Moderate: Full refund 5 days prior to arrival, except fees

For a full refund of accommodation fees, cancellation must be made five full days prior to listing's local check in time (or 3:00 PM if not specified) on the day of check in. For example, if check-in is on Friday, cancel by the previous Sunday before check in time. Cleaning fees are always refunded if the guest did not check in.