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Self Contained Apartment With Stunning Rural Views Near 6 Miles From York.

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 nights

About the property

Apartment in Long Marston, York, England - Peaceful Village Location, 15 Minutes From York City Centre

Fully Furnished self-contained apartment to sleep a maximum of three adults and two children.

One double bed in the main bedroom and (two "pull-out" bed settees in the lounge and one travel cot for the main bedroom all at no extra charge, with bedding supplied).

Sympathetically built as an extension to a charming 17th Century Cottage. The main cottage originally dates back to 1644 and is situated on the historic site of the Battle of Marston Moor.

Complete with all modern conveniences and comforts the apartment features rustic wooden beams and a very cosy cottage atmosphere.

Fresh free range eggs are supplied from our hens in the garden at no charge.

Seasonal fresh fruit and vegetables may also be available from our Polly-tunnel or Greenhouses.

The Sun Inn is less than 100 yards away. They do very good food and are relatively cheap we hear.

More Details

Property Manager
Alec Welham
Member since: 2014
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
19 February, 2017

About Alec Welham

We moved to Long Marston in late spring 2014 to pursue a self-sufficient lifestyle in the country. As avid gardeners we grow as much fruit and veg' as we can fit on the land. We have won many awards for our vegetables including the National Vegetable Society Championships at Harrogate in September 2015 and 2016.

We also have hand- reared ducks, chickens and turkeys in our garden.

Alec Welham purchased this apartment in 2014

Why Alec Welham chose North Yorkshire

The Cottage is set in beautiful rural surroundings in the heart of North Yorkshire just 6 miles from the City of York.

Built on the historic site of the Battle of Marston Moor with rolling countryside in every direction.

The main cottage originally dates back to 1644 and maintains the original charm of this period. Although the self-contained apartment was built as part of an extension centuries later, its features sympathetically reflect the style of the house.

What makes this apartment unique

The property is ideally situated in the small village of Long Marston, 5 miles from the A1 M and the historic market town of Wetherby.

York is accessible within a 15 minute drive, or a 20 minute bus journey will take you to York train station and the City Centre.

Harrogate is just a 25 minute car journey, famous for its Victoria architecture, Roman baths, and Betty’s Tea Rooms.

Knaresborough is also just a 15 minute car journey to explore the Castle, Mother Shiptons cave, or take a row boat along the river.


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(23 traveller reviews)


lovely comfortable stay with warm welcome

  • 5 of 5

This is a clean and cosy apartment with everything provided for a comfortable stay. Alec and Christine gave a us a warm welcome and could not have been more helpful. I would definitely recommend this to anyone visiting the area and would stay here again. This provides a quiet retreat with countryside views and is an ideal location from which to explore York.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We were very pleased you enjoyed your stay. We are always happy to give information that helps guests get more out of their stay. This area has many different attractions from sightseeing in york, historic houses and castles to many sporting and entertainment venues. Something for everyone with a quiet homely oasis to come back to at the end of a busy day.
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  • 5 of 5

Alec and Christine made us feel very welcome again. The apartment is within a few minutes drive of a park and ride bus depot, which gives easy and carefree access to York.

We also found it very easy to get to other places we've visited before, Pateley Bridge, Helmsley, Hutton le Hole, Harrogate etc.

My son's birthday is in January and I will be suggesting to him that we give him and his partner a break at Long Marston.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you had another comfortable stay and exciting holiday not to mention your experience on the footplate driving a steam train. (A dream comes true). Good to see you're getting to know the place. We all look forward to meeting you both and your son and his wife in the future. Warm regards and many thanks Alec and Christine
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Fantastic we loved it. Great place to stay

  • 5 of 5

Easy to find, great communication from the owners and they were very helpful.

Great location and easy access to all places we wished to visit in york.

Clean, warm, cosy and everything we needed.

We really enjoyed are stay here and will be booking again for the summer.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very pleased you had a lovely holiday. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the summer. Kind Regards Christine and Alec
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Property was lovely such a lovely little place

  • 5 of 5

Just back from a short stay .what a lovely place to stay, in a very beautiful spot. Would recommend to everyone,owners very nice and very informative. Would definitely go again .

  • Review Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are glad you had a good stay. Hope to see you again soon. Christine and Alec
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Lovely break

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I had a lovely break in this apartment, we were made very welcome with eggs and milk and the views were lovely. We would be more than happy to stay again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Really comfortable accommodation

  • 4 of 5

We stayed 4 nights in Lomg Marston in the most comfortable of all our accommodation in the entire 3 weeks we've been travelling. The apartment contained everything we needed, was close to nearby pub meals, was conveniently located for travel into York and our hosts were great!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Prices & Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
spring 2016
3 Jan 2017 - 3 Mar 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
Rate 1
4 Mar 2017 - 2 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Booking Notes:
Minimum 2 night stay.

Changeover Day:
Change over day Friday. Entry 3pm and Departure by 10 am. Minimum stay 2 nights. Short breaks and long term lets available.

Notes on prices:
Price from £250 to £420 per week.
Minimum 2 night stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Long Marston in Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Location Type:
  • rural
  • village
  • Fireplace ...
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Bath has a power shower
  • The bathroom has a bath with a power shower over. Wc. Electric shaver point. wash hand basin. Heated towel rail. It also houses an iron and board, a drying rack and cleaning materials
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 3
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 3 plus a child (Max.) Free Wi-Fi Sleeps 3 and a child as a maximum:- (2 in the Bedroom) 1 person in the pull-out bed/settee and one child in the travel cot Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 - double bed with memory foam mattress (bedding provided), double wardrobe, dressing table and individual reading lights. 1 Bed Settee with an extra cover (bedding provided) 1 Travel cot (toys provided)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • pier fishing
  • bay fishing
  • swimming
Notes on accommodation: We live adjacent to the apartment and are available to answer any questions, requests or recommend restaurants in the area. Outside: There is a small area outside and off-road parking on a private "Access Only" road. The back of the property provides a small patio area for summer alfresco dining. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / : Weekly cleaning, towels and bedding provided

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