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Self Contained Apartment With Stunning Rural Views Near York.

Bedrooms 1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Apartment in Long Marston, York, England - Peaceful Village Location, 7 Miles From York City Centre

Fully Furnished Self-contained One Bedroom Apartment.

To sleep a maximum of four adults and one child.

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, Scottish
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 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.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in York in Yorkshire

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
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 4
  • Description of sleeping capacity: 4 plus a child (Max.) Free Wi-Fi Sleeps 4 and a child as a maximum:- (2 in the Bedroom) 2 people in the 2 pull-out bed-settees 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. 2 Bed Settees with extra covers (bedding provided) 1 Travel cot (bedding and toys provided)
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Golf ...
  • Garden ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • 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 Our Accommodation: We live adjacent to the apartment and are available to answer any questions, requests or recommend restaurants etc 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(31 traveller reviews)


Comfortsble, cozy and convenient

  • 5 of 5

The listing is an accurate description of the property but what it doesn't convey is the peace you experience while staying there. The views from all windows are captivating. The apartment is well appointed with all conveniences you need (particularly that power shower, Alec, it was grand :-) Our hosts were very attentive to any thing we required. They have a great garden which they were preparing for a show - lovely. The location is perfect for visitIng York and other places of interest in the area. After a busy day of sightseeing it was so nice to return to calm and quiet. I would recommend it to a friend or relative. My husband and I would definitely return.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: The apartment is very convenient for visiting york and the many beautiful historic houses we have in Yorkshire. We aim to provide a real home form home where you can experience the tranquility of the beautiful countryside that surrounds the cottage.
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nice location but needs some attention

  • 3 of 5

Nice enough flat in a bucolic spot, close to York. But there were issues with the plumbing and some other minor maintenance items needed attention. (Kettle didn't work, light bulbs out, etc.) We emailed the owners about these concerns before writing this review, but received no response.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice apartment and within easy reach of Wetherby and York

  • 4 of 5

Enjoyed a 3 day break at this apartment flat.Everything you need for a self contained holiday. Suit a couple rather than a family.Rural outlook over the site of the battle of Marston Moor,where Cromwell's troops defeated the Royalists in the English Civil War.

Took a short trip to York using nearby Park and Ride,and spent an afternoon at Wetherby races which are about 4 miles from the property. Long Marston village where the cottage is situated was not particularly endowed with places to eat.The local pub The Sun Inn did not serve food in the evening when we called in. Although they were helpful in recommending other establishments in adjoining villages which were a short trip away.Went to Spotted Ox in Tolkwith which had a reasonable menu.

Overall,our stay was pretty pleasant and would return to the same apartment if visiting the area again.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A great, comfortable little cottage within easy reach of York

  • 5 of 5

This is delightful little cottage with beautiful views over Long Marston and The Moors in the distance. Christine and Alec were very welcoming upon arrival and informed us of the historic battle of Long Marston (something we were unaware of). York was an easy drive away plus plenty of Park and Ride sites. The cottage itself was very comfortable and cosy and peaceful during the night. We also had a lovely supply of eggs from Alec and Christine's hens for which we are very grateful. Would highly recommend staying here.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Sharing what we love and all the area has to offer locally is always very satisfying.... Trips into the beautiful North Yorkshire Countryside, visits to the many Historic Houses and Castles not to mention the non stop exciting and ever - changing itinerary that the historic City of York has to offer.
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Lovely people

  • 5 of 5

Very nice people had great stay

  • Review Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Beautiful hide away.

  • 5 of 5

Charming cottage and wonderful owners. The cottage was beautifully clean and the eggs, milk and tea and coffee were greatfully received. The view from the living room is second to none. Lovely box of leaflets and folder of things to do. Hopefully it's not long til we return. Thanks for a lovely birthday weekend.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are pleased you had a great family weekend. Hope to see you all back with your dogs soon. Regards Alec and Christine
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Prices & Availability

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2 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £10

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 £50 per night.
Minimum 2 night stay.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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