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4 bedroom Gorgeous Barn conversion close to York

Bedrooms 4
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
Popular Features
  • Fireplace
  • Barbecue
  • Free Wifi
  • Washing Machine
  • Parking


About the property

4 bedroom, 3 bathroom, rural location close to York (8 miles)

The Granary is a beautifully presented 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom barn conversion on our farm in Sand Hutton. It is nestled in gorgeous open countryside and is idealy located being only 8 miles out of York city centre. The property has a large family kitchen and a private south facing outside decking area and garden for BBQ's and summer sunshine. The kitchen is equipped with a fridge, large oven range cooker, freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, washing machine and 50' flat screen T.V. Two travel cots and a high chair are available on request. The large farmhouse table seats 8 guests.

The bedrooms consist of 1 master bedroom with king sized bed and ensuite bathroom, 1 twin with ensuite bathroom, 1 double bedroom and a ground floor twin bedroom. Each comes with crisp white bedding and fluffy towels. The master bedroom also has its own flat screen T.V.

There are three bathrooms in total all located on the first floor.

A large sitting room with plenty of seating and a cosy log burner make a lovely winter retreat. We have equipped the sitting room with a DVD player and selection of DVD'S, an Xbox 360 and in addition a Bose ipod docking station. We have also provided free wifi.

The property is decorated and furnished to a high standard with everything you should need meaning you can completely relax and enjoy your break. Perfect for family getaways or a weekend away with friends.

We live on the farm so are always available for any help if needed and we will greet all guests on arrival.

More Details

Sarah Cooper
Member since: 2016
Premier Partner

This partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
18 May, 2018

Guestbook comments from the owner

We stayed in the Granary as trial guests for Sarah and Johnny to give the property a 'dry run' before they let it out to paying guests. I can honestly say we had the most fantastic stay!! The house is beautifully decorated, warm and equipped with just about everything you could need from board games and DVD's to kitchen equipment. We absolutely loved the log burner, snuggley blankets and candles. The location is perfect...we were able do have the best of both worlds with Christmas shopping in York on the Saturday then a long walk in gorgeous countryside on the Sunday. We had an amazing stay and were made to feel so welcome. The cottage is gorgeous - we didn't want to go home!! Thank you for letting us stay xx
Nov 2016
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday cottage in York in Claxton

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 15:30
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:30
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Free Wifi
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Games ...
  • Terrace ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
We live on the farm so are always about to help if needed. My 15 year old daughter can also babysit if requested. She's very responsible and lots of fun!


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4 bedroom Gorgeous Barn conversion close to York
average rating of 4.88 based on 26 reviews

Beautiful property set in lovely grounds with every need catered for. Would definitely visit again.

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I stayed here with 8 of my friends and we were all very impressed. Everyone wants to return, both as a group, but also with our own families. Having stayed in many large cottages in various locations, I have to say, this really is the best Any of us have stayed in. The barn conversion really is beautiful and is set in stunning grounds. The property is beautifully decorated and the owners have considered everything when furnishing the property, from warm blankets to snuggle by the fire to facial cleanser and cotton pads in case you forget to take your own.

We were over the moon with the lovely basket of items provided for our stay, like eggs and fudge, and this was made even better by Sarah, the owner, baking us a homemade cake, which we enjoyed by the log fire.

The owners were extremely helpful whilst at the same time allowed us space and privacy.

There was plenty of parking on the large gravelled area for many cars.

There are two lovely pot bellied pigs outside who like to come to see who is around which was lovely and people visiting with children would particularly enjoy.

The property is set in a beautiful rural area but is also not too far from York itself. We also travelled to the North of England Activity Centre in traffic in less than 25 minutes, which was great.

This property has a lot to offer and I can’t imagine anyone booking to be disappointed as it really is a lovely place to stay. I can’t wait to return.

Many thanks to Sarah for her kindness and wonderful cake too x

  • Review Submitted: 07-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cottage on outskirts of York

  • 5 of 5

The owner Sarah was helpful and accommodating right from the moment we booked. The cottage was perfect and even included a little hamper to get us started. Also all the small things like toilet roll etc were provided which makes a big difference! WiFi worked perfectly. Would definitely recommend this cottage to anyone. Thank you for a lovely stay!

  • Review Submitted: 08-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful property, perfect location, and wonderful hosts

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful visit to York, made even better by this property. It’s situated only 20minute drive from the City Centre, and within the heart of Sand Hutton.

Decor is modern, but the place still holds a traditional feel to it, made even better by the incredible fireplace.

I would definitely recommend this property to anyone who is visiting York

  • Review Submitted: 07-Apr-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely house. Sarah made us feel very welcome especially with the home baked cake.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely comfortable and clean house, very homely and decorated lovely. Would recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: 21-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind comments Angie! Glad you had a lovely stay...even in the freezing weather!
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Beautiful property with a helpful owners and lots of thoughtful little touches

  • 5 of 5

We stayed there a group of 7 on a hen weekend. It was perfect, exactly what we were looking for. Beautiful location in the countryside about thirty mins from the centre of York. Sarah was very accommodating as a host, came and met us when we arrived to show us how to use certain items and there was wood ready for use on the log burner. Little touches in each bedroom added to the stay. Overall I would recommend to anyone and definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Laura for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. Hope you all have a fantastic day at the wedding x
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  • 5 of 5

Myself, my 5 year old and my mum and brother stopped here for a few days over Christmas. Before we arrived Sarah, sent a message to ask if we wanted the Christmas decks up, which were lovely. Sarah also set up a little present hunt for my little one, which she absolutely loved.

Whilst there, nothing was too much trouble. The Granary has everything that we could need, all kitchen equipment and utensils and plenty of towels. The beds were very comfortable. The log fire was amazing.

There are also 2 pigs at the back of the property whom greeted us every morning and if we went out greeted us again on our return.

The granary is also a short 15-20 minute drive into York town centre and less than 10 minutes away from an Aldi and an Asda.

I wouldn’t hesitate in booking this again.

  • Review Submitted: 01-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Fiona for taking time to write such a lovely review! We are so glad you loved the Granary and had such a lovely Christmas. Wishing you all a Happy New Year xx
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Car: recommended

We are a 15 minute drive to Castle Howard and an hour from the coast. York city centre is 8 miles away.


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday cottage in York, Yorkshire

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Standard Rate
5 Jan 2018 - 4 Jan 2019
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £50 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add £50 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit £100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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