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Mrs Heidi Whitaker

Member since: 2008
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Speaks: english, french

Former cricket pavilion in rural setting close to York City centre.

26 Reviews
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Half Baths1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Clifton Cottage Rental Photos and Description

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
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Mrs Heidi Whitaker (Owner)
Member since: 2008
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french

About Mrs Heidi Whitaker

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

Why Mrs Heidi Whitaker chose York

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.

What makes this cottage unique

The cottage sits on the boundary of what (since the closure of Clifton Hospital) has become Clifton Alliance 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 facilities 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.

Reviews

5
based on 26 traveler reviews

Former cricket pavilion in rural setting close to York City centre.
average rating of 5.0 based on 26 reviews
5

Beautiful Place!

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful place to stay for 9 adults and 2 toddlers, plenty of room for everyone. This is a beautiful place just outside of the city, with a great river walk to York. The house was well equipped for all of our needs and very clean. The kids toy room was full of all kinds of toys that the little girls really enjoyed! The cake that Heidi left for us was delicious and that with a cup of tea was just what we needed after our long trip. Thank you Heidi, for a wonderful place to stay!

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Lovely house for a girl's weekend away

  • 5 of 5

We had such a brilliant stay at Pavilion Cottage. The house is absolutely lovely and comfortable fit our group of 10 adults. The house had all the facilities that we needed, and thankfully we didn't have many moments were there was a queue for the bathroom.

Heidi went above and beyond, made the house very welcoming with nice little touches like roses in each room, some food ready for our arrival, and then even put up a gazebo to cover the hot tub that we had hired, even though it was pouring rain, and her children then put fairy lights up after, which was lovely.

The location is very convenient. Perhaps a little far to walk into the centre, unless you enjoy walking, but otherwise it's only a few minutes drive away, or there is a park and ride just a few minutes in the other direction if you didn't fancy parking in the city centre.

I would recommend this house to anyone, and would certainly stay again should I be in York with a big group again.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Excellent House

  • 5 of 5

Outstanding house, ideal for York. Could not be better.

  • Submitted: Nov 16, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Perfect spot...

  • 5 of 5

The cottage is ideally located within walking distance of York however the rain forced us into the car which wasn't a big deal as it was an easy quick drive in and parking was easy too. The cottage itself is huge and gave 6 of us plenty of room, two bathrooms and three toilets meant no queues in the morning and the kitchen had everything you needed to cook up a good breakfast. We didn't meet Heidi but housekeeper Carole kindly let us dump our bags early so we didn't have to leave them in the car in York which was a bonus. As others have stated the cricket groundsmen provided hours of entertainment and were happy to chat and tell us about the house's history. All dealings with Heidi were straightforward and friendly and we would 100% recommend this rental to others and will certainly return next time we visit York.

  • Submitted: Aug 3, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jude Thanks for your lovely review, I'm glad the weather didn't spoil your stay in York and that you found everything to your liking at Pavilion Cottage - we aim to please! I will let Carole know you appreciated her help. Thanks, we would love to see you back at Pavilion Cottage again, Regards Heidi
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A perfect holiday rental home

  • 5 of 5

I chose this rental property for its location & size as I wanted to host a "50th" birthday weekend bash with my closest friends & family. It was perfect as it felt really homely as soon as one walked in to the house. Plenty of space & an ideal location as one could easily get into the centre of York but it still felt as if you were in the middle of nowhere as it was surrounded by fields. I've stayed in many rental properties over the years & this has to be one of my favourites. Heidi (the owner) was very helpful & nothing was too much trouble. It was the little touches such as home made cake on arrival & fresh flowers in all the bedrooms that made the stay just lovely. It was a celebration weekend that I will remember for a long time.

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
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Excellent property for a large group.

  • 5 of 5

Pavilion Cottage was ideal, -clean and well equipped, with plenty of room for all the family. It is in an attractive location, within easy walking distance of the centre of York. We were kept entertained each morning by the groundsmen meticulously preparing the cricket pitch for the new season!

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
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Map

Nearest Airport
35 Kilometres
Leeds-Bradford
Nearest Barpub
1 Kilometres
The Dormouse pub
Nearest Ferry
50 Kilometres
Hull
Nearest Train
2 Kilometres
York
Nearest Motorway
20 Kilometres
A1/M1 link
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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Rates & Availability

Clifton Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
GBP
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer 2016
Jul 2 2016 - Nov 1 2016
3 night minimum stay
$304
$1,692
 
 
Winter 2016/7
Nov 2 2016 - Mar 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
$260
$1,431
 
 
Spring 2017
Mar 25 2017 - Jul 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$290
$1,561
 
 
Summer 2017
Jul 7 2017 - Oct 19 2017
3 night minimum stay
$304
$1,692
 
 
Winter 2017
Oct 20 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$260
$1,431
 
 
Christmas/New Year 2017/18
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 7 2018
7 night minimum stay
$1,692
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$260
$1,431
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $130
Pet Fee $33

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.

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Clifton 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
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 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
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Television
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • 16 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • Babysitter
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • swimming
  • tennis
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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