FORMER CRICKET PAVILION IN RURAL SETTING CLOSE TO YORK CITY CENTRE.

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Mrs Heidi Whitaker

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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FORMER CRICKET PAVILION IN RURAL SETTING CLOSE TO YORK CITY CENTRE.

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Spacious 5 bedroom cottage sleeps up to 10, set on boundary of cricket pitch.

Pavilion Cottage is excellent for all year rental, being close to York City centre.and all its attractions. The well-equipped five bed property comfortably sleeps ten. We have cyclist and child friendly awards from Visit Britain and supply five cycles for our guests to use. Despite being within a mile from York City centre the cottage is set in a rural location, making it ideal also for walkers and dog owners seeking a relaxing holiday. There is a gas barbeque and plenty of garden furniture. All bedlinen and towels are included within the rental cost as is all fuel used. The kitchen is well equipped with an electric fan-oven, dishwasher, fridge-freezer and microwave, a separate utility has a washer and we also have a tumble dryer. There are TVs, DVD players a Wii and a PlayStation 2 for guests to use. A separate children's room is equipped with games and toys. We provide a welcome tea tray on arrival, fresh flowers and a store cupboard of basic ingredients. Unrestricted parking for up to 3 cars.

Golf: There are a number of local golf clubs and driving ranges within an easy drive of the cottage where guests can arrange to play.

Fishing: There are couple of fishing ponds where guests can arrange to fish close to the cottage and a shop specialising in angling supplies

Horse riding: An easy car journey from the cottage finds you at a number of local businesses where horse riding for adults and children can be arranged.

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Mrs Heidi Whitaker

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Speaks english, french
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I live in the cottage next door to the holiday let with my husband, Ian, our three children and our boxer dog. I work part time from home as a secretary for my husband's business and originally set up the holiday let as a hobby to use up the spare rooms we didn't need. The business has quickly grown in success so keeps me quite busy now though I have a fabulous cleaner, Carole, who takes care of lets if I am away. We only have this one holiday let so you get the personal touch of an owner who takes care to ensure the property is prepared especially for you.

Mrs Heidi Whitaker purchased this cottage in 1993

Built in 1880 Pavilion Cottage was derelict when we bought it in 1993 with our first son, Tom, a new born, most of the windows were broken and boarded up and some doors were locked with no keys to be found so we couldn't even see what we were getting. We camped in a couple of rooms whilst gradually doing the house up. The property comprised two three bed cottages which had been built to house people working at Clifton Hospital and at the rear the pavilion for the hospital cricket team. We lived in one cottage and rented the other out to a series of tenants until our family grew too large, some particularly lovely tenants moved out and we converted the house into one. In 2004 we decided to extend the house but quickly realised we were creating more space than we needed so I decided a holiday let would be the ideal business to run in the vacant cottage.

The cottage sits on the boundary of what (since the closure of Clifton Hospital) has become Clifton Allience Cricket Club so is in the almost unique position of directly overlooking an active cricket pitch. As Clifton Hospital was a mental hospital with it's own farm and community the cottage is set in lovely grounds, surrounded by green fields, whilst being only a mile from the city centre, the rest of the site has been redeveloped to include a very nice pub - the Dormouse, part of the Vintage Inns chain, various offices, health care fascilities and a residential estate but covenants on the fields mean they have been retained so that Pavilion Cottage still stands alone next to the cricket club.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 nights
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Former cricket pavilion in rural setting close to York City centre.
average rating of 5.0 based on 15 reviews
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Former cricket pavilion in rural setting close to York City centre.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p402586
+44 01904639258
York North Yorkshire
5

Great house in perfect location

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
First up, this house is even better than the photos! This was my second stay, with two different groups. We had a family gathering and the house and location were perfect for our needs. Heidi was very helpful if any queries. As well as excellent facilities, very clean and warm, there are lovely extra touches, like flowers in the bedrooms, lots of towels, fresh bread, juice, tea, coffee and Heidi's amazing lemon drizzle cake.Our lone cyclist took a trip on one of the bikes supplied, to explore locally and there is a good pub/restaurant at the end of the lane. Easy parking, lovely river walk to York, easy access also by bus. We are thinking that we will make this an annual event. This is one of the best houses we have stayed in.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Former cricket pavilion in rural setting close to York City centre.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p402586
+44 01904639258
York North Yorkshire
5

Amazing as usual

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We had a fantastic time at the Pavilion. This was our second visit and we will definitely be coming back again. It is so comfortable, clean and spacious, you have everything that you need.
The views around the cottage are lovely, its a minutes walk to the river that takes you into the centre of York.
We had a Halloween party for my grandchildren and Heidi the owner left us two pumpkins to carve and said to call at her home as she had sweats for the children, which we did and the children loved it.
I recommend this property for all ages. You can make it as relaxing or as exciting as you like.
Owner's Response: I am so pleased you all enjoyed yourselves, I try and make the stay special for everyone and it is always lovely when guests return, thank you for your kind comments.
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Former cricket pavilion in rural setting close to York City centre.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p402586
+44 01904639258
York North Yorkshire
5

Amazing place to celebrate my hen do!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
We rented the cottage for my hen weekend. 9 of us stayed in the cottage, it was plenty big enough for us all. The facilities were excellent and our arrival made all the more special by a lovely welcome tray left by Heidi with some essentials including yummy lemon drizzle cake.

The cottage is close to York centre to enjoy the shops but also far enough away to give you the peace and quiet to enjoy a relaxing weekend.

We would definitely book again!
Helpful votes: 1/1
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Former cricket pavilion in rural setting close to York City centre.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p402586
+44 01904639258
York North Yorkshire
5

Beatiful cottage great location highly reccomended

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
We stayed at the cottage as a group of 9 for my hen do and we weren't disappointed! The website does not do this cottage justice it is beautiful!
We couldn't believe our luck, the cottage is in a fantastic location close enough to York for going to the shops, pubs etc, but feels like your miles away from it all as it's lovely and quiet and set off the main road down a small lane.
It is really spacious big enough not to be tripping over each other but homely and cosy too.
When we arrived a lovely lemon drizzle cake was waiting for us left by Heidi to enjoy with a cup of tea, all store cupboard basics are provided including fresh crusty bread, milk and butter.
There were fresh flowers in each room, Heidi had even checked the weather for us and left the heating on so it was nice and warm when we arrived .
We spent the first night of our stay eating take away pizzas ordered from one of the many menus available at the cottage, playing silly games and drinking lots of wine.
The beds are really comfy and everyone slept well.
We all got up bright and early Saturday and went to Bannatynes spa which was a short drive from the cottage, we stayed there all day, had a treatment each and also a buffet lunch which was excellent value as we got loads and even took a couple of bottles of wine with us.
One of our party is heavily pregnant and the spa was good as it has a pool and cold and hot Jacuzzi's so she could join in too.
We went back to the cottage and sat outside with more wine before getting ready for our big night out.
We went to Jamie Olivers restaurant (Jamie's Italian) the food and cocktails were amazing and I would highly recommend it we then hit the pubs for a dance.
The Sunday was spent browsing the shops after a full English breakfast in one of the pubs.
We all said we will definitely return, most of the party have children and said they will book again for a family holiday the play room is brilliant and the toys are all good quality, older children can enjoy the games consoles available.
All the facilities are excellent, a BBQ is available if the weather is nice and bikes to use to cycle into York, we all said a weekend wasn't enough and will most certainly be back for a weeks break.
The furnishings and décor are all high quality and make the cottage somewhere really special to stay but at an affordable price I can't wait to come back.
Helpful votes: 4/4
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Former cricket pavilion in rural setting close to York City centre.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p402586
+44 01904639258
York North Yorkshire
5

Review of stay in Pavilion Cottage

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
What can one say about a property that is home from home.
If you decide this property is for you then you will not be disappointed as you will receive a first class welcome.
The location is very qiet with York accesible by bus or take the river path walk.
Enjoy your stay
Owner's Response: Thank you for this review, as you say, located amongst fields just outside York City centre, the setting for Pavilion Cottage is rural and quiet, providing there isn't a cricket match in progress! It is just a 30 minute walk into York but we are also located just off a frequent bus service - roughly one every 10 minutes into York. I do try to make the cottage as welcoming as possible.
Heidi
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Leeds-Bradford
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Hull
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
York
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A1/M1 link
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
The Dormouse pub
Nearest Restaurant
1 Kilometres
The Dormouse Pub
Car: not necessary

Pavilion Cottage is within a mile from York City Centre with all the attractions of York - York Minster, the Shambles, the National Railway Museum, boating on the River Ouse, York Dungeon and the Jorvik museum all easily accessible. For enthusiastic archaeologists York Dig is a must. The museum of Quilts is York's latest visitor attraction. The city centre is close enough to walk to or there is a regular bus and park and ride service. Within a mile out of town is a Vue cinema, Tenpin bowling, Laserquest, Creepy Crawlies Indoor playarea, Tesco and shopping centre. Monks Cross shopping centre is a car ride away and a popular shopping destination. We are close to Harrogate, the Yorkshire Dales, Whitby and Scarborough seaside resorts and easily accessible to the stately homes of Beningbrough Hall and Castle Howard amongst others.

Other Activities: Tenpin bowling, laserquest & go-karting.

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Availability & Rates

York Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
2014
Apr 15 2014 - Dec 31 2014
£1,000
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 9 guests; add £10 per night, per additional guest
 
2015
Jan 1 2015 - Dec 31 2015
£1,100
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit £100.00
Pet Fee £25.00
I take a deposit of £100 to secure a booking this is used as a security bond that is returned when you leave the property tidy and without undue damages having cleaned up after yourselves. The rental payment is due 4 weeks before the start of stay at Pavilion Cottage. Rental rates: 3 nights = £550; 4 nights = £650; 5 nights = £780; 6 nights = £900; 7 nights = £1,000.
Notes Rental includes bed linen, towels and all fuel used, and includes a welcome tea tray on arrival.
We have five bicycles available for guests to use, please contact us prior to your stay so we can service the bikes ready for your use.
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Amenities

York Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage (semi-detached)
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Rural
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Family
General:
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Heating
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
Kitchen:
  • Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Grill
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Freezer
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , tub , shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet
  • The king-size bedroom includes an en-suite with bath and separate electric shower. The separate family bathroom has a shower over the bath and the property includes a downstairs cloakroom.
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , en-suite
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
  • We also supply a travel cot.
Entertainment:
  • Games
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Books for Adults
  • Radio
  • Games for Kids
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • 16 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • recreation center
  • museums
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • hospital
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
  • tennis
  • freshwater fishing
  • fishing
  • golf
  • swimming
  • cycling
Notes:
The ground floor of the property comprises a fully-equipped kitchen, separate utility room with toilet, children's room a snug sitting room with sofabed and small table and chairs, then a large dining/sitting room with two large sofas, the dining table etc.
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