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The Old Doghouse

Sutton-on-the Forest near Huby, Yorkshire Dales - North (Ref. 1040572)


Yorkshire Coastal Cottages rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 3 Bathrooms

  • Pets Yes

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  • Hot tub
  • Four poster bed
  • Off road parking
  • Garden / Patio
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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18 Customer Review(s)

  • Pauline

    “The house was amazing.”

    It was comfortable, clean and had everything that you needed. The hosts welcomed us with a very generous welcome pack. Lots of luxurious touches at the house made it feel extra special and the hot tub was great to come back to after a day exploring. The location was so peaceful we came back refreshed and recharged.

    It was comfortable, clean and had everything that you needed. The hosts welcomed us with a very generous welcome pack. Lots of luxurious touches at the house made it feel extra special and the hot tub was great to come back to after a day exploring. The location was so peaceful we came back refreshed and recharged.

    - Pauline, April 2024


  • Two bedrooms: 1 x four poster double bed with Juliet balcony, freestanding bath, TV and en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC, 1 x twin (zip/link, can be double on request) with en-suite walk-in shower, basin and WC
  • Ground-floor wet room shower, basin, heated towel rail and WC
  • Kitchen/diner
  • Sitting room with sofa bed
  • Gas central heating with underfloor heating
  • Electric oven and induction hob, microwave, fridge, dishwasher
  • 2 x TV's, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Designated off road parking available for one car with extra off road parking available
  • Enclosed gravel garden with hot tub and balcony
  • One well-behaved dog welcome
  • Sorry, no smoking
  • Shop 2.6 miles, pub 1 mile
  • Note: There is a sofa bed available in the sitting room
  • Note: A second dog may be permitted at an extra charge
  • Note: This property has level access from the front door to the parking space, making it suitable for those with limited mobility
  • Note: This cottage is accompanied by a wine delivery service

The property

Nestled on the outskirts of the idyllic village of Sutton-on-the Forest near Huby, North Yorkshire, is this contemporary, two-bedroom stable conversion, The Old Doghouse.

Enjoying a peaceful location with easy access to the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the city of York, The Old Doghouse makes for a wonderful pet-friendly dwelling for couples or a family of four who are looking to explore this stunning region.

Be welcomed into the spacious hallway, where you can store away your walking boots or your shopping from an excursion in York or the close-by McArthur Glen Designer Outlet, before coming across a generously provided welcome pack.

Continue to the stylish kitchen, where the budding chef of the group can look forward to rustling up mouth-watering meals, courtesy of the amply-equipped units and high-quality appliances, as a bottle of wine is uncorked and the table is set.

Gather around the table for six to savour a delicious meal before toasting to a memorable getaway.

If the weather is nice, why not dine out in style out in the private garden where you can admire the views over your own private balcony, or indulge in a soak in the bubbling hot tub for an evening under the stars.

As the evening cools, pass through the French doors into the sitting room and snuggle up on the plush velvet sofas, one of which doubles up as a sofa bed for two guests, with a glass of wine and select your favourite film from the TV; switch on the underfloor heating to add some extra warmth!

Completing the ground-floor is a well-appointed wet room with disabled access.

When sleep calls, climb the stairs to the first floor where you will discover two tastefully-decorated rooms, one being a four poster double with a beautiful free-standing bath, where you can enjoy your favourite show on the TV as you bathe, as well as an en-suite shower room; why not venture out to the room's Juliet balcony and take advantage of those views over the Howardian Hills?

The latter bedrooms is a twin which can also be a double, if requested, and features its own TV and en-suite shower room; the room also benefits from a Juliet balcony.

The bedrooms additionally boast luxury Laura Ashley bed linen and towels, giving you that touch of opulence you deserve during a holiday!

Explore your local surroundings, where nearby you will find the welcoming Rose & Crown Pub, offering a tasty menu and local ales, it is the perfect excuse for taking a night off from the kitchen!

Just a short drive away is the village of Huby, which offers a well-stocked convenience store for stocking up on essentials, a charming pub, a Cantonese restaurant and a fish and chip takeaway, ideal for those evenings where you don’t fancy venturing out.

The keen anglers in your party will not be disappointed, with two well-stocked fishing ponds, Redwood Park and Forest Lane Fisheries, within easy reach and offering excellent fishing opportunities.

Those looking to meet the local wildlife will definitely want to check out the York Bird of Prey Centre, sure to be a hit with twitchers!

Be sure to visit the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty where you can wander through the vast parklands of Yorkshire Lavender, explore the fascinating Kirkham Priory, wander the grand Castle Howard or embark up towards the vast North York Moors.

Take advantage of your close proximity to the bustling city of York, home to the magnificent York Minster, the famous York Dungeons, the National Railway Museum and the historic York City Walls.

Be sure to check out the delightful attractions of York’s Chocolate Story, St Mary’s Abbey and the York Castle Museum.

For an unforgettable stay in North Yorkshire, choose The Old Doghouse.

Note: This property has a Good Housekeeping bond of £250.

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About the location


York 9.5 miles; Kirkham Abbey 14.4 miles; Harrogate 24.6 miles.

Settled just below the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in North Yorkshire is the village of Huby, a small settlement boasting a great range of amenities. As well as a welcoming country pub serving delicious pub dishes and a local shop for your self-catering needs, the village is home to a Chinese restaurant and a fish and chip shop, among a few other local businesses. Nearby is the York Bird of Prey Centre, a brilliant and unique experience to enjoy on your holiday, you can handle one of these magnificent creatures guided by an expert. Several National Trust locations are within reach, such as Beningbrough Hall to the south-west, and Nunnington Hall to the north-east, as well as the stunning 18th century Castle Howard lying in the heart of the Howardian Hills AONB. Visit the walled city of York and be amazed at the wealth of attractions before you; learn about a Viking way of life at Jorvik Viking Centre with a recreated village, wander the Victorian street in the York Castle Museum, and be shocked at the gruesome tales of The York Dungeon. A tranquil base for a North Yorkshire discovery, enjoy settling in the village of Huby.

This property offers the following short breaks:

  • Winter
  • Off-season
  • Last minute
  • Christmas