About This Listing
Welcome to The Yorkshire Wolds. We have big skies and big trees - and I have a little house.
There are two comfortable double rooms in a small cottage which can be let separately @ £45 per room. Also see Little House On The Wolds-2nd Room. (currently hidden).However, I will think carefully about who and how many can be accommodated at once so you all have a good stay. There is space in the garden for tents.
Comfy beds with duck down duvets and pillows.White linen - and white towels provided. You share my bathroom and have the freedom of the rest of the house. There is a shared sitting room with wood burning stove or you can have sole use of a sitting room with TV. There is a conservatory and an enormous garden with seating, barbecue, hammocks and a bit of a meadow.
I can provide breakfast of the healthy variety - juice, yoghurt, cereals, wholemeal bread, eggs, porridge, honey - your choice - and I can do gluten free. You can use the kitchen to help yourself to a drink - different teas/ coffee/ juice, store food in the fridge and prepare your own food - but, please note, it is a meat free kitchen.
The village is lovely, nestled at the foot of the Yorkshire Wolds - at the bottom of Garrowby Hill - celebrated by David Hockney (along with lots of Wolds landscapes - in his exhibition A Bigger Picture) - with a stream and green running the length of the village. There is a pub that does food 30 seconds away and I live next door to the shop.
There is brilliant walking and cycling straight out of the door - either on the flat in the Vale of York or up onto the Wolds. The house is very close to The Wolds, The Chalkland and The Minster Ways - and to the coast to coast cycle route The Way of the Roses. Safe bike storage available. There are two road bikes and a mountain bike if you wish to borrow them. There are tennis courts in the village (I have 2 rackets) and there is horse riding close by.
York is 12 miles away, the East coast 28 miles and it is 24 miles to access the North York Moors at Pickering. Pocklington, a small market town with a good restaurant, 2/3 coffee shops, range of independent shops and an arts centre/cinema is just 5 miles away.
You have access to pretty much everything. All shared.
Interaction with Guests
I will be around and about! There is as much inter-action as feels welcome and natural on both sides.
There is very little public transport to and from the village. If I am around when you arrive or leave I am happy to pick you up/drop you off - but while staying you will need good legs, a bike or a car. Parking on the drive.
Treat the place with respect. Don't be noisy after 12. Meat free household. Smoking only outside. No dogs.
Elaine was the most welcoming hostess you could wish for. She was generous and trusting. We were specially grateful that we were able to do a load of washing. She was generous in providing a wonderful breakfast each morning. Overall, we had such an enjoyable stay in Bishop Wilton.
Tastefully decorated room that was very comfortable. Elaine was very easy to talk to, gracious in making tea and setting out a very filling continental breakfast. Yes, stairs a little step but easily overcome by taking them slowly. A quaint village to walk around. I would recommend visiting York during day/
Evening then going to Elaine's to relax after a busy day.
What a lovely welcome! Bishop Wilton is a lovely little village and the Little House on the Wolds is absolutely fabulous! As a keen cyclist, Elaine was very capable and very willing to give us some advice for our onward cycling trip which was most helpful. We had ample space in the nice kitchen to prepare a meal and ate it in the beautiful space in the garden. The room was lovely and although we didn't use it, there is an additional lounge to relax in. There was also a beautiful spread which met us in the morning! If you are driving through or looking to walk/cycle in the area then a stay with Elaine is a great idea. We would love to come back in the future!
We had a really nice time staying at this accommodation. Elaine is a very welcoming host and was able to store our bicycles as we were cycling the Way of the Roses. The house is nicely furnished and the room we stayed in was very comfortable. Breakfast was very nice. Nothing was too much trouble for Elaine and overall, we had a really nice stay.
We had an excellent visit to Little House on The Worlds. Elaine was a lovely host, the house was fantastic and the location beautiful. we got a nice breakfast, and sat in the garden drinking tea and reading the paper on Sunday morning which was a very relaxing way to start the day! The village is beautiful and it was just a shame we didn't have more time to explore.
Thanks very much, we would highly recommend this to others.
Simon, Sue and Isla
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About the Host, Elaine
I like to walk, to cycle and to speak Spanish. I visit Spain often, have travelled a lot in Latin America and intend travelling there some more. I was OK at salsa but have gone off the boil: I have attempted tango but lost the determination! I swim and like messing about in turquoise water. I do the garden, read, go to the movies, visit art galleries, take photos, like adventures and have opinions on most things - sometimes informed, most often intuitive.