The Durham Ox – Ivy Cottage

Self Catering


Ivy Cottage is a beautifully restored period terraced cottage on the main street of the village of Crayke with the added advantage of only being 2-5 minutes’ walk from the multi award-wining Durham Ox.  After collecting the key from the pub, you will head through the picturesque hill-top village to the cottage where a fire will be set for you (with stocks of coal and logs included in the price).  The sitting room and kitchen are two distinct spaces however the traditional sitting room with its exposed beams leads beautifully into the new light-filled kitchen extension which opens onto a deck and garden to the rear of the house.

While the cottage oozes character, having only been recently refurbished by Michael and Sasha it is fully modernised, very comfortable and well equipped.

The very large TV and stack of dvds and board games are perfect for whiling away a lazy afternoon. Comfy chairs and sofas and a desk with a landline if for any reason anyone needs to get hold of you or to call ahead to make a dinner reservation at the pub.

With doors leading to the upstairs, to prevent little ones from playing on the stairs, you head past a downstairs wc and up to the first floor with a generous family bathroom and two bedrooms: a twin and a king which has an ensuite shower.  If you continue up again to the attic you’ll find the third bedroom, a double bed with its own basin and wc.  This attic room also has wonderful views south across the Vale of York. 

The cottage has been beautifully decorated by Sasha and Michael with velvets and wools in warm tones that suit this country cottage perfectly.

Crayke is an historic village with breath-taking views north and south.  It boasts a beautiful church and a privately owned Castle, both at the top of the hill…and better still, the Grand Old Duke of York is supposed to have marched his men up and down this hill. 

Easingwold, is the nearest town, only 2 miles down the road with banks, cashpoints, small supermarkets and wonderful local shops as well as a weekly Friday market.

Great access to York and all its attractions as well as the many historic houses and abbies locally, including numerous National Trust and English Heritage Properties as well as privately owned, Castle Howard.  It’s also an easy drive on to acclaimed Helmsley and then the moors and coast…so whether you stay for a weekend or a week you’ll have plenty to do.

There’s a shed in the garden for bikes (accessed via a side gate).

For all other information please do have a look at The Durham Ox website.

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Current Offers

Save £100 on 4 night mid-week breaks; £395 sleeps 6

If you like the idea of being slightly more independent, yet only a stone’s throw (literally!!) from the award-winning Durham Ox pub, Ivy Cottage is ideal for you. This three bedroom cottage sleeps up to six guests and is dog friendly. Perfect for friends and family (2 doubles, one twin).
A beautifully restored period terrace cottage within the village, two minutes walk from The Durham Ox. The perfect base for exploring, with great walks and cycle routes.
This fully refurbished traditional cottage combines exposed beams, an original open fire and a modern, fully equipped kitchen with under floor heating, opening out on to the rear south-facing deck and garden; and there's a garden shed, ideal for storing bikes, push chairs etc..
Expect comfortable beds with Egyptian cotton sheets & allergenic duvets & pillows. Both the family and ensuite bathrooms have been fully modernised and have L'Occitane products.
A cosy cottage with an open fire (wood and coal supplied) in the sitting room, kitchen-diner, big TV and DVD collection, board games, landline and wifi & uitility/drying room.
Save £100 on 4 night mid-week breaks; £395 sleeps 6 (usually £495) See Ts & Cs for dates

Terms & Conditions

This is a redemption offer...please contact direct to make a booking. Subject to availability.
Ts & Cs: In the event of cancellation, the initial deposit is non-refundable, however up to 14 days prior to cancellation you will not be required to pay the balance payment. At 14 days we will take final payment, after this point all payments are non-refundable except in extenuating circumstances. Before this time we will gladly change or cancel the cottage, however all cancellations will incur the deposit payment. Please send all cancellations in writing by e-mail or post and confirm receipt of cancellation by telephone on 01347 821506 (We will not accept or be held responsible for cancellation via email only).
Check In and Check Out
Standard check-in time is 3pm onwards. Check-out is 11am. Should you wish to check-in early or enquire to check out at a later time, we will do our best to assist you.

Valid from 12/11/2019 to 28/02/2020

* Bookings and offers are provided by a third party with no affiliation with Welcome to Yorkshire


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  • Wi-fi
  • Pets Accepted
  • Child Friendly
  • Access to Golf Course

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