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

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Overview

Property

Updated: 25-Mar-2017
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Bedroom
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

About the property

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.

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Karen Griggs
Member since: 2015
Speaks English
Calendar last updated:
25 March, 2017

About Karen Griggs

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.

Karen Griggs purchased this cabin in 2013

Why Karen Griggs chose North Yorkshire

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.

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.
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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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37 Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(37 traveller reviews)

5

Incredibly well kept and organised. Beautiful setting.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and would like to thank karen for thinking of everything in her welcome package!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 13, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Peaceful little hideaway

  • 5 of 5

This was just what was needed after Xmas, a little peaceful hideaway with no one to bother us.

My wife and I spent a wonderful weekend with our staffy, and I don't think mere words do the place justice.

Wonderful, just wonderful

Will be staying again in the near future

  • Review Submitted: Jan 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jan 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking time to write this. Having time out as a couple is so important. We agree that our "garden shed" is the perfect romantic getaway. Please let me know if you are rebooking as all returning guests get a little extra something in the welcome hamper. Karen
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Lovely hideaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Garden Shed for 5 days over New Year. A lovely magical little place with a cosy woodburning stove. York and other places of interest are within easy reach. The surrounding countryside is beautiful with lots of walks. The Balloon Tree, local farm shop and café, was excellent and well worth a visit. Karen made us feel very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. The Garden Shed was well appointed, clean and comfortable and we would highly recommend it as a good place to stay.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Amazing first Christmas as husband and wife

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the garden shed to celebrate our first Christmas as a married couple and had an amazing time. Karen went above and beyond to make sure our stay was perfect. We arrived to find all the tea and coffee we could ever need, a basket of fresh fruit and jams, a bottle of bubbly in the fridge and the most delicious lemon drizzle cake I've ever tasted. The cabin was beautiful, set in gorgeous gardens and had everything we needed. Our golden Labrador retriever Buddy loved it too! There's so many beautiful places to take him for walks, but he's an older dog so gets tired quickly so we took him for lots of short walks and then let him relax in front of the log fire and he was very content.

Absolutely recommend to anyone wanting an escape to spend time together and relax. York is only a short drive away and lots of lovely villages nearby.

Thanks again for a lovely stay!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review. It was a pleasure to have you and we look forward to seeing you in 2018 !
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Very cute & compact!

  • 5 of 5

The garden shed was perfect for me. I had everything I needed for my stay in Yorkshire & I can imagine how lovely the garden would be in the Summer months.

And a big thank you to Karen for her help!

  • Review Submitted: Dec 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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EXCELLENT

  • 3 of 5

Stayed at the shed in November this year. We loved it, very cosy ,everything you could want from a break. Beautiful garden to roam around.

Lovely hamper on arrival. Recommend this property and well done to the owners on creating a little chocolate box getaway.

Thank you. Lesley

  • Review Submitted: Dec 20, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Location

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

Coast/Beach:

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

Travel:

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.

Distances:

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

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
first bank holiday
5 May 2017 - 8 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£237
for 3 nights
From
£79
 
 
bank Holiday
26 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
3 night minimum stay
£237
for 3 nights
From
£79
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£130
for 2 nights
From
£65
From
£79
Fri,Sat
 

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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Facilities

Property Type

  • cabin

Theme

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

General

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

Kitchen

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

Dining

  • Dining
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Library

Suitability

  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Location Type

  • rural
  • village

Attractions

  • 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

Bathrooms

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

Bedrooms

  • 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

Outside

  • Golf ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue

Meals

  • Self-catering

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

Notes:

  • 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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