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Cosy Cabin In Acre of Garden Infants and Dogs Welcome Shops, Restaurants 10 mins



Updated: 05-Dec-2016
Cabin in Sand Hutton, York, Yorkshire, England - Just 20 Minutes From York City Centre, With Great Access To The Yorkshire Countryside

The Garden Shed is set in the grounds of the Old Forge, Sand Hutton, York. The property is set in a peaceful location, surrounded by stunning gardens. Only 20 minutes from the tourist attractions of York, yet within easy reach of cycling trails, the Yorkshire Wolds, North York Moors, and many other fantastic Yorkshire attractions, The Old Forge is perfectly placed to be the base for your getaway. The property is fully equipped with everything you need, including a kitchen with oven, dishwasher and fridge freezer. There is also a real log burner to keep you toasty, and the cosy bedroom has an ensuite shower room and a TV / DVD player. If you are a cyclist, we can provide secure storage for your bike, and welcome well behaved dogs. Guests receive a welcome hamper on arrival, and our resident hens will be happy to provide you with tasty eggs for your breakfast. We love living here, and are confident that you will love spending time in The Garden Shed.

  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We bought The Old Forge (and The Garden Shed) in August 2013 in a poor state, and since then have worked hard to restore both the property and the gardens. We love the results and are sure you will do too.

We love the space it gives us for our animals, and currently have two guinea pigs, three rabbits, eight chickens (although that number changes regularly!) and a small dog called Bob.

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Guestbook comments from the owner

We were made to feel very welcome when we arrived and communication before our trip was really helpful providing places to eat and visit. The garden shed was absolutely beautiful, very well maintained and had everything needed. The owners really had thought of everything from toiletries and super soft towels to kitchen utensils and even a chimenea to keep us warn on the patio. It really was a home from home. The gardens are absolutely beautiful and we were free to wander and say hello to the chickens and rabbits. The surrounding area is very quiet and peaceful but at the same time not far (15-20 mins) from York. It's an excellent location for exploring. We (my husband and I) have stayed in lots of different accommodations from fancy hotels to camping but this has to have been one of our favourites. It really made the weekend a mini holiday. We loved it.
Jun 2015
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based on 30 holidaymaker reviews


The Garden Shed - a great little getaway!

  • 5 of 5

We had a lovely stay at The Garden Shed. It had all the facilties that we required and was very warm and welcoming when we arrived. We were greeted by a welcome hamper - (highly recommend the malteser slice!) and at night it was extremely peaceful and quiet. We did a park and ride into York and also visited Castle Howard while staying here. My wife and I would definately recommend to others and would love to stay again sometime! Thanks Karen!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The Perfect Garden Shed!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a 5 night stay at the end of October in the beautiful Garden Shed. It had everything you would need even down to treats & a ball for our labrador Charlie. It was toasty warm & cozy with the log burner. Karen was a perfect host - and came to the rescue when Charlie decided to have a sneaky dip in the pond! The gardens were beautiful and very peaceful (even though lots of shopping is only 4 miles down the road & York about 8 miles). Loads to visit within a reasonable distance. It was our first visit to York and we will definitely return. Would like to recommended it but also want to keep it a secret. Thank you once & again and see you all soon xx

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Technology free getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing, peaceful, tranquil setting in small village, well stocked cabin, wonderful welcome from Laren and Adam plus a tailored Welcome Pack, will come again!!!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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It's a dogs life.

  • 5 of 5

I recently enjoyed a short break with my mummy and daddy, I was provided with a blanket and bowls and some tennis balls (they disappeared though and I think the resident pup stole them) and some yummy biscuits for me. I had a lovely time sniffing things out and relaxing by the log burner, mummy and daddy said it was well equipped and they received a welcome basket but I wasn't allowed any of the lemon drizzle cake! We were centrally located and I went to the beach and on day trips to Thirsk and Hebden Bridge, if you get your parents to bring you here I can recommend the Rusty Shears in Whitby (once you have had one of their dogachinnos you will never drink plain water again) the Bliss cafe in Thirsk where you get a free sausage and the Lamppost cafe in Hebden Bridge for a pup cake and a dog beer. I also enjoyed a swim in the pond at the Himalayan mountain garden but apparently I wantn't supposed to do that. Overall I had a lovely time and would recommend to other doggies.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Wonderful little hideaway!

  • 5 of 5

As soon as we arrived at The Garden Shed we were already planning a trip back! Such a beautiful place with lovely surroundings. The Shed itself is fully equipped with everything you could need, Karen really has thought of everything! Wonderful furnishings and very well maintained. Close to shops if you need them and only 20mins from York. Karen was very attentive and we loved the welcome hamper, such a lovely touch. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Garden Shed and couldn't recommend it more!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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A wonderful place to stay!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin made our holiday into one of the best short breaks we have ever had! It is spotlessly clean and furnished to a very high standard with everything you could possibly need!

The welcome hamper is amazing. We had fresh strawberries, home made flapjack, wine and freshly laid eggs from their own hens. Even our dog got a snuggly blanket and a packet of treats!

Karen and Adam are really helpful- Karen even emailed us lots of suggestions of places to go before we arrived so we could plan our stay. One of our favourite days was her suggestion- park at Fraisthorpe beach and walk along the beach to Bridlington for fish and chips and then walk them off on the return walk to your car. I think it's about a 6 mile walk in total.

Returning to this amazing little cabin each night made our holiday very special!

Thank you very much Karen and Adam from Suzanne, Robert and Boo xx

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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From the Owner

It's a stunning property, with the most exceptional gardens, in a brilliant location! It has all the benefits of living in a city but with countryside all around.

Activity and Interests

Car: recommended


The North Yorkshire Coast is approximately 40 minutes away by car.


York is just two hours on the train from London and Sand Hutton is just 25 minute taxi ride from the station. Use of a car is recommended, but there are several car hire locations in York itself. Leeds Bradford Airport is about an hour away.


York is 8 miles away. North Yorkshire coast is 40 minutes away. The village of Stamford Bridge, with a small selection of shops, cafés, restaurants and takeaways is only 7 minutes away.

Further Details:

Shopping at Monks Cross and the Vangarde centre is only 12 minutes away with a wider choice of restaurants, including well known chains such as Prezzo, Giraffe and Frankie and Benny's. The Designer Outlet is 15-20 minutes away with


Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
Christmas 2016
1 Dec 2016 - 23 Dec 2016
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
christmas day
24 Dec 2016 - 26 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
new year
27 Dec 2016 - 2 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
winter 2017
3 Jan 2017 - 28 Feb 2017
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £20

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

  • cabin


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Farm Holidays
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Stove


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Dining
  • Dining Area


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • restaurants

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • golf pass optional
  • mountain biking


  • Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
  • Ensuite shower room to bedroom.


  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 2 (1 Bedroom) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom with one double bed, wardrobe, TV / DVD player


  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue


  • Self-catering

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • Outside: As well as being set in beautiful gardens, The Garden Shed has it's own private garden and patio area set up for alfresco dining. Towels and linen provided.

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