Willoughby's Loft. Only 10 mins drive from York's centre in a quiet village. Willoughby's Loft is accessed from a sunny courtyard. Converted from a 300 year old stable, part of a Gentleman's Residence in a small village on the outskirts of York. We have an orchard with chickens and occasionally piglets. One of three cottages, Darcy's Cottage, Dashwood and Willoughby's Loft. Dashwood is a two bedroomed cottage. Darcy's & Willoughby's have one bedroom. All are luxury, period cottages.