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

Mrs Heidi Whitaker

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Mrs Heidi Whitaker

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

Mrs Heidi Whitaker

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Speaks french, english
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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 - 4 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 17 traveler reviews

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Former cricket pavilion in rural setting close to York City centre.
average rating of 5.0 based on 17 reviews
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Former cricket pavilion in rural setting close to York City centre.
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York North Yorkshire
5

BRILLIANT

  • 5 of 5
Just had 3 lovely days here and can highly recommend it. Unusual location with the cricket oval at your door which provided some great entertainment. Quiintessential english experience- just needed the Pimms!
The house has got truly everything you could want , down to games room and playstations for the children.
As for the welcome pack of coffee, bread etc and the famous lemon drizzle cake- well, that really went down well.! Beautiful touch having fresh flowers in the rooms. Spacious, spotlessly clean and very comfortable.Good location- buses nearby or some great walks. Didn't get to meet Heidi but all dealings were very pleasant and was very helpful providing lots of local information. Would love to go back.
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2014
  • Stayed: Jul 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for that lovely review, I'm glad all the measures I put in place when I can't be there mean that your experience of Pavilion Cottage is still so positive.
I always welcome back repeat guests and offer a slight discount too, so I do hope to meet you in person next time you come to stay with us.
Regards
Heidi
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5

THE EVERETT FAMILY

  • 5 of 5
We rented Pavillion Cottage for my wifes surprise 50th Birthday weekend. there was a party of 11 of us.we had a great weekend. the cottage was clean, spacious and had everything you needed. Heidi and Ian were great to deal with and couldn`t do enough for us. Pavillion Cottage is not too far from the centre of York, but if you don`t want to go into York there is a pub just up the road (The Dormouse) that is very reasonable and does food.
I wouldn`t hesitate to recommend this cottage to anybody and would definitely stay there again.
  • Submitted: May 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review of Pavilion Cottage, I was so relieved when you arrived as I was worried I might drop a clanger and reveal the surprise but you managed to keep the family celebration a secret until you arrived for your weekend. I'm glad your celebrations went well and that everyone enjoyed their stay with us.
Thank you, Heidi
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Former cricket pavilion in rural setting close to York City centre.
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5

GREAT HOUSE IN PERFECT LOCATION

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Former cricket pavilion in rural setting close to York City centre.
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York North Yorkshire
5

AMAZING AS USUAL

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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.
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Former cricket pavilion in rural setting close to York City centre.
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York North Yorkshire
5

AMAZING PLACE TO CELEBRATE MY HEN DO!

  • 5 of 5
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!
  • Submitted: Sep 3, 2013
  • Stayed: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Former cricket pavilion in rural setting close to York City centre.
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+44 01904639258
York North Yorkshire
5

BEATIFUL COTTAGE GREAT LOCATION HIGHLY RECCOMENDED

  • 5 of 5
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.
  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

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York Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
Per property
Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
2014
May 29 2014 - Nov 2 2014
3 night minimum stay
£184
£1,000
 
 
Winter 2014/5
Nov 3 2014 - Mar 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
£183
£1,000
 
 
Spring 2015
Mar 28 2015 - Jul 3 2015
3 night minimum stay
£200
£1,100
 
 
Summer 2015
Jul 4 2015 - Oct 16 2015
3 night minimum stay
£217
£1,200
 
 
Winter 2015/6
Nov 2 2015 - Dec 27 2015
3 night minimum stay
£200
£1,100
 
 
New Year 2015/6
Dec 28 2015 - Jan 3 2016
4 night minimum stay
£230
£1,300
 
 
Early Spring 2016
Jan 4 2016 - Mar 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
£200
£1,100
 
 
Spring 2016
Mar 19 2016 - Jul 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
£217
£1,200
 
 
Summer 2016
Jul 2 2016 - Oct 21 2016
3 night minimum stay
£234
£1,300
 
 
Winter 2016/7
Nov 7 2016 - Mar 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
£200
£1,100
 

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee £25
Refundable damage deposit £100
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.
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:
  • Downtown
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Sofa Bed
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • 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:
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Radio
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles
  • 16 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
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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