We arrived after a long trip up from Cornwall via Heathrow to pick up an Australian relative. We were greeted by tea and Yorkshire Brack and milk in fridge which was very welcome indeed. The Cake house is within 15-20 minutes walking distance from the the town of Malton with all it's amenities. The house it self was immaculate and spotlessly clean. Absolutely anything you could need was there. We really could not fault it. It was very well placed for touring. Castle Howard was 5 miles away, we went on the North Yorkshire Railway, steam hauled train to Goathland (Aidensfield in Heartbeat) and did a lovely round walk to Mallyan Spout and Beckhole and back to Goathland Station (Hogsmeade Station in the Harry Potter film). York was only 16 miles away and of course all the lovely villages and tea rooms of North Yorkshire. The cottage itself is on a new estate but do not let that put you off. It is lovely and Carolyn the owners mum is very friendly and helpful. Would definitely book again if holidaying in the area.